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Alice in Wonderland 21st

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Here’s a card I made using the gorgeous Santoro London stamp set. I used copics to colour this cute image.

Thanks for visiting.

Helen

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WWC230 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

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Hello and welcome

This week I’m back with the latest challenge over at at Watercooler Wednesday, Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

I hope you can find the time to join in.

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I’m back to share a 2nd birthday card I made recently.  I decided I wanted an interactive card, so I revisited Jennifer McGuire’s video on making a Shadow Box Card. It was great fun to play with so many different elements and bring it all together.  I was so happy when it turned out to be the ‘fun’ card I had wanted!

To begin I had to create the shadow box.  So easy when you follow the instructions. I chose to cut the window using a scalloped rectangle from Spellbinders Nestabilities. (One of my first die sets!)

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To create the back panel for my window, I used some very basic ink blending, added a few splatters for interest and then stamped random leaf images along the bottom using a mix of green Memento inks. (The leaves were from little cheap stamp sets).

This panel was then added to the back section and the box construction was completed.

I had also stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the images from MFT Jungle Gym stamp set.  As I wanted some movement in my card, I cut the tiger away form the main image.

Because the branch was quite thin, I added extra plain card strips to the back for added strength, before tying some green thread around the tiger and attaching it to the branch to form a swing! (Just check it is the right length so it will swing!)

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The branch was then glued across the top section of the opening.

To make it feel a bit more like a jungle, I cut several leaves from MFT Leaf dies and watercoloured them, before they were added randomly around and just inside the window.

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Now it was time finish the card front.  To begin I die cut SSS Stitched Whirl Background on a panel to be added to the front along with a small scalloped rectangle (to match the inside).  This had been watercoloured to  look like the sky and grass and stamped with small grass images from AI  Foliage Set – 4051, and had the monkey on the slide image added.

To complete the front, I cut Echo Park Happy Birthday Banner Die from DP along with a ‘2’ from MFT Die-namics numbers die set.

Sorry this has been such a long post, but I hope this card brings you a smile and that you will try one of these interactive cards.  I know I will but maybe a little simpler than this one!

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great day!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

MFT – The Birthday Project Challenge – Peek-a-Boo Surprise

 Celebrate Ai’s Birthday Month! PLUS Challenge 260 Birthday Cards!

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Add a Number

SSS Monday Challenge – Animal Magic

Time Out Challenge #139 – Inspired by Words 

Dies R Us Challenge #125 – Birthday

Die Cut Divas July Challenge – Anything Goes

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WWC229 – Helen’s “All About Occasions” Challenge


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Hello and welcome

This week at Watercooler Wednesday, I have the honour of hosting it’s “All About Occasions” Challenge.

I hope you can find the time to join in.

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This week my card features Penny Black – Slapstick – Thinking with Stamps, Sunflowers!

I played around with the colouring this time.  I started by watercolouring using Altnew Watercolours, then added some Distress Inks.  I didn’t feel the flowers showed up enough on the white background as I was doing no line colouring. So then I brought out my Prismacolor pencils to add more depth.  I finished with some white highlights using a white Sigmo pen.

I had been planning a sort of CAS card. So when I still wasn’t happy with the leaves, I decided to frame the flowers with a circle die cut from the 2 largest circles in my set. I then marked off where the circle met the petals and fussy cut them to fall over the frame.

The sentiment is from Uniko !  I love this script.

I hope you like the finished card.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great day

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #139 Inspired by Words

Penny Black and More Challenge – July – Summer Colours

PBSC July – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Food and/or Drink’!

CASology Challenge – Week 347: CITRUS

CIC473 Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – Citrus

Penny Black and More   Penny Black Saturday Challenge

          

 

Sending Love and Sympathy

 

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I’m here tonight to share a Sympathy card I made featuring Hero Florals Rose Stem stamped on watercolour paper with a pink Distress marker and watercoloured with Altnew Watercolors, before being fussy cut. I cut off the leaves and buds so I could rearrange them around the banner.

The background is Hero Arts Papel Picado Confetti Die.

The banner was from Paper Rose and stamped with Stampin’ Up Love & Sympathy Stamp Set.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.

I hope you have a wonderful day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Sympathy

Brown Sugar Challenge #291 July 2019 – Anything Goes 

The Flower Challenge #34 Pretty Pastels

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A Little Birthday Wish (HLS Dies)

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Hello and welcome

Welcome back to an new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – June.  I hope you’ll join in the fun this month!


My card today uses some of my scraps from my overflowing box of bits!!!

I started with a larger scrap of DP that I have always loved and added a strip of brown to make it wide enough for the card front.

I then die cut Papertrey Inks Dress Form from an old canvas tag from a pair of jeans, which I added to a piece of heavy card.

The sentiment from MFT Birthday Greetings was stamped in Memento Rich  Cocoa ink. It was covered with a circle cut from a scrap of vellum

A Hero Arts Fancy Die cut in brown was added behind the die cut dress form.

I used another odd scrap to cut the 3 smaller flowers using Papertrey Inks  Bloom Builder 3,  and again with a scrap of vellum.  I layered them onto the dress form for interest and added a gem to finish.

Time to head over to our blog to check out the great work by the rest of the Design Team!  Good luck with your entries!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Ink to Paper Favorites Challenge – Be Happy Always

Challenge #139 Inspired by Words

Brown Sugar Challenge #291 July 2019 – Anything Goes 

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Sponsors Die Cut Divas’ Challenge for July

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WWC228 – Marsha’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

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Hello and welcome

It’s time for a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. This week is Marsha’s  “Feminine “Anything Goes Challenge”. So I hope you will find the time to share your work!
Image may contain: one or more people and textMy card is very CAS today and features Penny Black – Effulgence stamp.  I coloured the stamp using Tombow markers direct to rubber using my Misti, which allowed me to restamp until I was pleased with the image.

I added a little clear Wink of Stella on the yellow dots and on the base of the flowers.

The sentiment is from a very old, There She Goes – Everyday Greetings set.

To finish I added some colour around the edge of the panel an  d adding fun foam before adhering it to the card front.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

CAS Game #143 – One Corner + Optional Twist Flowers

PBSC June – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Partial Stamping’…More Inspiration!

Inkspirational Challenge #190 Designer’s choice- Three or Five 

 

 

Penny Black Saturday Challenge         
     

Thinking of You Butterflies – (HLS – Watercolour)

 

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with a card for HLS Watercolour Challenge for July 2019 with an optional twist of WINGS!  However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

This month, I had fun playing with my Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Dust powders on a piece of watercolour paper. I loved the way you get a sense of movement with the water. I then white heat embossed my butterflies along with the sentiment (Kaisercraft – Greetings).

After trimming, I used Distress Inks, I then added some colour to the butterfly wings to give a little more definition, along with some Wink of  Stella.

To finish, I used Kaisercraft Birch stencil to add some texture paste and  Elizabeth Craft’s Cool Diamond Glitter.

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Please head over to our blog and check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team!  I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for visiting. I really appreciate you taking the time.
Happy crafting
Helen
Challenges:

WWC227 – Michelle’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

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Hello again and welcome

It’s time for a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. This week is Michelle’s  “All About Occasions Challenge”. So I hope you will find the time to share your work!

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My card this week is a baby card, so I kept the colours soft.

To begin I stamped the buttons border stamp (an old wood block stamp from a local company) on the bottom of a card panel,  watercoloured using Tombow markers, before fussy cutting along the bottom.

Along the bottom of the card front is a  strip of check DP.

The button panel was then attached above the DP, raising the bottom section with tape.

A circle was cut front the same DP and stamped with the sentiment. The tag was also stamped using images from a little cheap set, and edged with pale blue ink.  Both were then added to the front with raised tape.

A larger button with a white twine bow was attached to the end of the tag, and a smaller blue one added to the sentiment on the tag.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit

Cheers

Helen