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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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WWC170 – Penny’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Hello and welcome to this week’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. The Penny is our lovely host this week.

Image may contain: one or more people and textI wanted to try something different this week. Recently a friend made the sea change.  I must admit to being very jealous, as I just love the water. So I decided to try for a seaview where you could sit, relax and enjoy!

So I hope you enjoy my card.

P1070450I stamped images from an old “There She Goes – By the Sea”  stamp set to form the scene in Distress Antique Linen. This week’s yellow, sky blue and grey colour challenge over at Less is More fitted just perfectly.

The watercolouring uses only – Denim Jeans, Wild Honey and Hickory Smoke. It was just a matter of building up some layers of colour or adding in some grey to get the variation of  shades.  Lucky for me the wet colours bled just enough on one section of the horizon to form some island effect.

The sentiment came from a great SSS Set Best Hugs.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Please don’t forget to check all the wonderful creations from our great Design Team at our Blog.

I hope you can join in this week! Have some creative fun!

Helen

Challenges:

Less is More Challenge #371 – Yellow / Blue / Grey

AAA Cards CAS Game #115 – Inspired by Nature

Stamping Sensations – May Challenge – Close to Nature

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #291 Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge Challenge #109 – “inspired By Words”

HLS May Watercolour Challenge

 

     Stamping Sensations   

TIME OUT Challenges    

WWC169 – Charlotte’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 Hello again

Welcome to another great  challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  This week, the talented Charlotte is hosting the “All About Occasions” Challenge.

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My card uses the beautiful image from 49 and Market: Designer Series – Gabi’s Haute Couture Stamp Set.

I began by stamping the image in black Versafine Ink onto white card stock.

After putting some Distress Ink and some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders on my mat and spritzing it lightly with water, I used some thin acetate to pick up some ink and transfer it to the card front.  The colour was slowly built up until I was happy with the placement and depth of colour.  I also added some clear Wink of Stella to a few sections of her tutu where I thought it could use a little more shimmer!

It is so difficult to pick up the shine in a photo!  It’s so pretty IRL!

The front panel was then cut using Cutplorations – Wonky Rectangle Dies.

The sentiment is from Altnew’s ‘Fresh Freesia’.

Please be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration over at our blog!

I’m looking forward to seeing all your clever creations. 

Challenges:

HLS May Watercolour Challenge

HLS May CAS Challenge  – One Layer

Addicted to Stamps and More – Challenge #291 Anything Goes

Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations  – May Challenge – Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy!

Hiding In My Craft Room #351 – Freestyle!

           CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS    Hiding in My Craft Room

Have a great day and thanks for visiting

Helen

 

 

 

 

WWC168 – Helen’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

I’m thrilled to have been chosen as a Favourite at CAS(E) this sketch!  Thanks so much for the honour!

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It’s time for the next Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday and I’m thrilled to say that I have the honour of hosting this week’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge!

Image may contain: one or more people and textI decided to try something different this week. I’m not sure if I love it or not!

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My idea was to have some gold embossed flowers and use some very wet, loose watercolouring.  A big change from my usual style of watercolouring!

As I looked through my stamps, I decided that Altnew’s – Hibiscus Bouquet set was perfect as the images have a lovely fluid outline.  They were gold heat embossed onto some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour card.  Kuretake Gansai Tambi ‘deep pink’ water colour gave me the rich colour I wanted for my flowers with ‘evergreen’ for the leaves.

To pull it all together, I added a light wash of blue as well as a little of the pink and green around the images, which faded out towards the middle.

The sentiment is from Altnew’s ‘Label Love’ stamped in Memento ‘Gray Flannel’. I added a little gold embossing to the opposite edges to give it a less formal look.

I know that the very talented Design Team have lots of wonderful and inspiring creations for you to check out on our blog.

I hope you can join us this week!

Challenges:

CFC #198 – April Showers Bring May Flowers

AAA Cards – CAS Game #114 – Tic Tac Toe

CAS(E) this Sketch #269

Paru’s April, 2018 Challenge – Mother’s Day

Make My Monday – Challenge #70 Embossing Wet or Dry

 

             Make My Monday Challenge Blog

 

Have a great week and thanks for visiting

Helen

 

 

Sending You Love for Happy Little Stampers

I am honoured to say my card was selected as Winner of the Mod Squad Challenge  –  Watercolor Florals – Stamplorations.  Thanks so much for selecting my card!

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P1070409Hello and welcome!

Today I’m very excited to have the opportunity to join the amazing Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour Challenge as a Guest Designer.

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This month, the challenge is Anything Goes with the Optional Twist: CAS!

My card features Altnew’s ‘Just Because’ stamp set, which was stamped and  watercoloured using Distress Inks.  I love to play with  no-line watercolouring regularly.  This image was fun as I stamped it in a bright coloured ink, rather than the usual light colour.

The sentiment is from Mamma Elephant – ‘Wishing You’ set.

The large die from the MFT “Blueprints 26′ set was used to cut the base card.

I was really happy with the way it turned out.

Challenges:

ModSquad – Floral Watercolor with Stamplorations

CAS-ual Fridays CFC198 – April Showers bring May Flowers

Brown Sugar – Challenge #277 – Pearls or Mother’s Day Theme

Addicted to Stamps & More – Challenge #289 – CAS

Stamping Sensations – April Challenge – ‘One for the Girls’

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Challenge May – Mother’s Day

Modsquad Challenge    

Grab Our Badge        Stamping Sensations        

 

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great week

Helen

 

Enjoy your day! Red Roses

P1070396Welcome back

I hope you’ve had a great weekend.

I’m back to share my card using Penny Black ‘The Look of Love’ which is a wood block stamp.

Using Distress Ink to colour the image, I stamped it 3 times across a small piece of cardstock.  I smoothed the colour with water and a brush, before adding some black and red ink splatters.

The bottom section features card embossed with EF – ‘In Stitches’ from Craft Concepts. After embossing, the 2 sections were joined and added to black card with a narrow border, and the card front.

A thin strip of card was coloured with the red Distress Ink, added to a black strip, before covering the join. The sentiment  from Penny Black ‘Heartfelt Thanks’ was then stamped in the bottom corner.

Challenges:

Penny Black and More – April – Black and White plus one

PBSC April – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Spring Flowers’

Modsquad Challenge – Floral Watercolor with Stamplorations

CFC #198 – April Showers Bring May Flowers

Addicted to Stamps & More – Challenge #289 – CAS

Penny Black and MorePenny Black Saturday Challenge    Modsquad Challenge          

Thanks so much for stopping by

Cheers

Helen

 

 

 

WWC167 – Gail’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

 

Hello again

It’s that time of the week – a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Blog.   Gail is our wonderful host.

No automatic alt text available.The card I’m sharing this week has a lovely clean and simple layout.  I really love white on white on cards – especially Christmas cards.

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The main image is an old wood mount stamp I bought years ago on a throw out table, but it remains one of my favourite Christmas images.  After water colouring  with Distress Inks, I placed it in a Woodland Forest Frame from Simon Says Stamps.

It was added to a card front, covered with a piece of card embossed using a 3D embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers.

To finish, I added a card sentiment ribbon from Paper Rose (an Aussie Company).  The sentiment is from Print Blocks.

Don’t forget to check out the other wonderful cards created by the talented design team over at our blog.

Challenges:

Merry Monday #287 {Colleen’s Inspiration…}

HLS April Christmas Challenge

Sweet Stamping Christmas – April -Anything Christmas goes

April Rudolph Days Challenge

Scrapbook Boutique – April 2018 Challenge & Blog Hop  

HLS – April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

           Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog      

Thanks so much for visiting

Cheers

Helen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sending Love – Altnew

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Welcome

Today is ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day,  one of the most important occasions here in Australia. This day marks the anniversary of the first campaign fought by soldiers from  Australia and New Zealand landing on the Gallipoli Peninsular in 1915. At this time we remember all those who have sacrificed so much, to allow us to live in such a wonderful country and the special bonds of friendship that have developed.

Tonight I’m sharing a shaped card, featuring Altnew’s ‘Just Because’ Stamp Set.  I love this floral bouquet, which I watercoloured using Distress Inks.  I have to admit that I love watercolouring. (You could probably tell when you look at my posts! LOL!)  The effects are always special and a just a little softer and less formal.

I used Lifestyle Craft cutting dies to cut the front of the card, carefully hand cutting the  overlapping sections of the image.  This set is great, as it has so many sizes, and allowed me to cut another slightly larger, as a frame, before attaching it to the folded card.  This base card was cut using the same die as the main image, but the die was placed slightly over the fold to form a hinged card base.

To finish, I added a sentiment made from Altnew’s ‘Wishing You’ and ‘Floral Frame’ stamp sets, and some pearls.

Challenges:

Altnew – April 2018 Inspiration Challenge!

The Flower Challenge #19 ‘Shaped Cards’

Time Out Challenge – #107 – Spring

Stamping Sensations – One for the Girls

HLS May Watercolour Challenge

A You Like It – Favourite Colouring Medium (and WHY)

Brown Sugar – Challenge #277 – Pearls or Mother’s Day Theme

Paru’ Card Making Challenge – April 2018 challenge – Flowers

            Stamping Sensations        As You Like It Challenge  Grab Our Badge    

Thanks so much for stopping by

Helen