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Smiles (HLS – Dies)

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I would like to than the wonderful Design Team over at Die Cut Divas for selecting my card as a DIVA FAVOURITE in September’s ‘Free Fun Time’ Challenge.

Arlene liked the simple but striking design by Helen F – Moments of Crafting

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

My card today uses some lovely rainbow colours.

It started with watercoloured rainbow across a panel of card.

Once it was completely dry, it was die cut using Pink Fresh Stacked Edges 1 Dies and then covered with Glossy Accents.

Next was die cutting ‘Smiles’ with Winnie & Walter -‘The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways with black card before being black heat embossed.

Last was stamping, water colouring and fussy cutting a little bear from MFT – Bitty Bears.

Each of these elements was then added to the card front.

I hope you like this little cutie! It’s perfect for friends who need a little  something to brighten their day!

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:

Time Out Challenge #143

AAA CAS Game #148 – Sketch + Optional Twist Animals

CAS on Friday Challenge #163 – Use a die cut word(s) on you card

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #357 – Make Your Mark

Brown Sugar Challenge #293 – September 2019

Die Cut Divas – Free Fun Time with LeeAnn and The Divas that Cut

 

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Hello (HLS Dies)

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It’s time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – April.   As always, anything goes in this challenge. Perhaps you’ve a little more crafting time right now so, I hope you’ll find time to join in the fun this month!

I have been trying to clear up my craft room now I’m at home and have come across lots of goodies, I’d forgotten about!

After creating an alcohol ink background, I cut Memory Box – Delightful Peony Outline Die from white card. Sadly, my background looks so much darker and dull than IRL! 😦 It is really light with pretty colour variations.

After attaching, I added a strip of vellum to the front, along with the Memory Box – Hello die cut from gold card.

The panel was then layered on black and Kraft cardstock before adding it the front.

It was finished with some black Nuvo Drops.

Time to head over to our blog to check out the great work by the rest of the 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:

Inkspirational Challenge #210 – Spring

Modsquad Challenge – Spring has Sprung

 

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WWC266 – Heidi’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today it’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week it is Heidi’s Challenge – All About Occasions.

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This week I decided to use some pretty Cosmic  Shimmer Pixie Powder panels I had made.  I loved the shine on this main panel and decided to keep it whole.

The other scrap piece, I used to stamp Lawn Fawn’s Fortune Teller stamp, fussy cutting the table and bandana.

I stamped the main image once more on white card and coloured the cat and ball with Distress watercolour and gold Wink of Stella for the ball base.

Next the table cloth and bandana was glued onto the image.

After stamping the sentiment on the ball, it was covered with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with some fine glitter.

The image was fussy cut and added to a Stitched tag die from Paper Roses, and SSS Stitched Whirl Background Die. The edges were had a little Distress Ink added, before the image was attached and the sentiment stamped.

A starry ribbon was added to the top.

It was then just a matter of adding a slit towards the top of the front panel so the book mark could be slid onto the front.

IMG_0890 (2)I think it is the perfect card to send out with a little bonus pressie attached.

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:

Die Cut  Divas April Challenge – All About Animals

Time Out Challenge #158  – Lots or a Little Purple

Make My Monday Challenge#119 Make Your Own Background Paper

 

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Number 1 (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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I’m thrilled to be here with a new  Penny Black Saturday Challenge!!

As it’s the first Saturday of the month, it’s time for a  new April Challenge Anything Goes (Optional ‘Ribbon or Twine’).

The addition of ribbon or twine is always a fun way to add some extra dimension.

I decided my  new PB Number 1 stamp was perfect for adding some ribbons.  I love this cute little image and can imagine lots of people to send it to – especially at this unsettled time!

After stamping, it was copic coloured.

To make it look more like a prize cup, I added some ribbons scraps from my box to the handle.

It was finished by adding some gold card scraps along the edges.

I have someone in mind for 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 for this challenge!

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

Stay safe and I hope you can have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Addicted to CAS Challenge #181 – Texture

Allsorts Challenge Week 566/7 – Something Old, Something New

STAMPlorations CAS Cards Challenge

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 537 – Anything Goes!

Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes Challenge – 31st March 2020

Penny Black and More Challenge April – Anything Goes

 

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WWC265 – Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  Marsha will be hosting the “Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist” Challenge.

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Today’s card uses Stampendous – Happy Hoppers – House Mouse stamp – Bumble Bunnies!  Sooo cute!!

After stamping the image, it was watercoloured using Distress Inks.

Of course, it took a few layers of clear Wink of Stella to finish  the blue wings, the tops of their bee costumes and the pink flower. So sad it seems impossible to get a photograph to show it! 😦 IT is so shimmery IRL!!!

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To add that little bit more glitter, it was framed with Stamp Frames die from Catchy Craft Australia, cut from black glitter card.

The card front was covered with some yellow spot DP which has a glitter to it.

The bunny panel was raised with some fun foam.

It is the perfect Easter 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.

Stay safe in these difficult times and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

HMFMC #313 Anything Goes + the option of SPARKLE

Uniko Challenge – Spots and Stripes

Die Cut Divas April Challenge – Animals

 

 

 

 

 

Bundle of Joy (HLS – Watercolour)

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I’m back with another challenge over at  HLS Watercolour Challenge for April, 2020 with the fun  optional twist of STARS!  However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

My card was to celebrate the birth of a beautiful baby.

I started by stamping the image and masking it.  It is an old wood block stamp from local lady, I bought when I first started stamping. Still a favourite!!!

Distress Ink was blended over the background, leaving a pale yellow halo around it.

It was then flicked with water and white acrylic paint to make the starry sky.

After removing the mask, the image was coloured and the stars had Wink of Stella added to the stars.

The sentiment was from another old cheap shop set.

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.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

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

Stay safe and I hope you can have a good week!!!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge #158

Double Trouble Paper Challenge – SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing

 

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Garden Clay Pot

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Unbelievable – another post!!! You can tell I’m at home!!

Tonight’s post is a card from playing with AI Clay Pot stamp set.  I haven’t used this one as yet, so it was fun to play.  It was watercoloured with Distress Inks on water colour card.

At the end I cut the panel with STAMPlorations Wonky Rectangle Die.

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

Stay safe and I hope you can have a good week!!!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Hero Arts – Stay Crafty Challenge #2 Never-seen-ink

Art Impressions Challenge #279 Bloom Where You’re Planted

Less is More Challenge #416 – OLC No Sentiment

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #382 – Make Your Mark

STAMPlorations March CAS Cards Challenge

                  

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Tonight I’m sharing a fun card I made this week, playing with House Mouse – Monica stamp by Stampendous!

I am working on my CAS cards. So I thought this cute little mouse would be fun to use.

After stamping in black amalgam ink, I watercoloured using Tombow Pens and and Zig markers.

I felt the parasol was a little plain and decided to make it look slightly oriental look by adding clear Wink of Stella and then some Glitter Gelly Roll pen.

More pen was added to the movement marks. It looks so pretty IRL!

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The sentiment is from Mama Elephant- Mini Messages.

Please take care in these uncertain times.

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

Have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

HMFMC 312 # Anything Goes option Happy Birthday

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Whatever the Weather

Less is More Challenge #415 – Red, Raspberry and Grey

Allsorts Challenge – Week 564 – Anything In The Animal Kingdom

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 626 – Just for Fun!

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