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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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WWC255 – Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twis

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Hello and welcome

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2020!

Today it’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! I hope you’re liking our new look challenge titles!  This week it is Marsha’s Challenge –Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist.

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My simple CAS card features, KatzelKraft mini – 075, stamped in Distress Ink.

After covering with a mask, the SSS Mosaic Stars stencil background was added using Distress Inks.

The cool party animal was then watercoloured with Tombow markers, before adding black Faber Castell fine Pitt pen to add more detail.

A little Wink of Stella gave the glass a little fizz!!!

The sentiment is from a very old set from the cheap shop.

We have plenty of birthdays, so here’s to celebrating!!

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:

Less is More Challenge #411 – OLC Off Centre

AAA Cards CAS Game #157 – One Layer + optional twist Polar Animals

Double Trouble Challenge #48 “Say Cheese” partnering with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges  Using only Thin 1 –  ‘Just Say Cheese!’

STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations January CAS Cards Challenge

Crafty Catz Challenge #489 Anything goes / opt. twist FUNNY

Modsquad Challenge – Animal Stamp

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WWC254 – Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Hello and welcome

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2020!

Today it’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! I hope you’re liking our new look challenge titles!  This week it is Tristan’s Challenge –All About Occassions.

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Living here in Australia, and watching all the reports on the terrible bushfires sweeping across much for the country, I felt I’d like to make an Aussie inspired card this week.

Looking through my stamps, I found this cute little Koala  – an AI unmounted Stamp, I had received as a Freebie, but had never used!

I started by stamping it 3 times on water colour paper and did some no-line colouring using Tombow markers, before fussy cutting.

I cut a heart from a scrap of old DP and from some vellum.  These were added to the tall card front and the koalas were arranged to look as though they were resting on the shape.

After stamping, colouring and fussy cutting Pink Fresh Eucalyptus Fantasy leaves, they were added behind the koalas resting on the heart.

The CUTplorations  XOXO die was die cut 3 times and stacked with a black on top and attached to the heart.

The cute little MFT – Die-Namics – Tic Tac Toe dies gave me more ‘x’ and ‘o”s. I arranged them to look as though the koalas were throwing and catching them!  I hadn’t used these before, either.

The sentiment from Mama Elephant – Occasional Lables was added to finish the 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

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions – Hugs & Kisses Challenge #273! Week 2!

Inkspirational Challenge 204 – Word Prompt – Fauna

CASology Week 359: REPEAT

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #372 – Make Your Mark

Brown Sugar January Challenge #297 – Anything Goes

Craft Challenge 540 – Anything Goes

Do-Al(l) Creatives January – Australian Challenge

Stamplorations – January Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge

 

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Hello – (HLS Dies)

 

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Happy 2020 to you and your family! Welcome back to a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – January.   I hope you’ll find time in  your busy life to join in the fun this month!

I had fun creating this card with no stamping!!!!  Only some easy die cuts and a little colouring!! What a change!!

To start, I die cut a heart from some scrap packaging to use as a stencil.  It was then overlayed by my new  brick wall stencil by Clarity Stencils.  It was then only a matter of layering some texture paste over the double stencil in the middle of a piece of card stock.

While it dried, I die cut the SSS Decorated Branch die colouring the branch black and the hearts red, followed by some clear Wink of Stella and then Glossy Accents.

After cutting the panel down and adding a fish tail to the bottom, it was time to layer the branch over the bricks and add the hearts.

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Finally, a red check ribbon was added around the top with a small tag.  I couldn’t decide on a sentiment, so simply added the word ‘love’ to the tag.

It was amazing  how quickly it came together!

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 and have a wonderful Christmas and a very safe, happy and healthy 2020!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #152

SSS Monday Challenge – Something New

Die Cut Divas – January Challenge – Something New

Brown Sugar Challenge – January 2020 -Anything Goes

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WWC253 – Karen’s Feminine “Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist” Challenge

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Hello and welcome

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2020!

Today it’s time for the  first challenge for the new year over at Watercooler Wednesday! I hope you like our new look challenge titles!  This week it is Karen’s Challenge –Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.

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I really like how this card turned out!  Just a bit different and I hope the person I have in mind will enjoy it!

To begin, I cut the notice board from Hero Arts – My Monthly Kit – January 2019 –  1 with the fold and once with the fancy top.

Around the fancy front, I added 2 layers of Wink of Stella to give shine and interest, before  attaching it to the front panel.

I cut the centre board panel from black card and trimmed the bottom edge with my Friskers edge punch. The sentiment from  Hero Arts Florals Nasturtium Set was white heat embossed before the panel was glued to the front.

A circle of gold glitter card was then added on top.

To finish, I stamped and gold heat embossed Hero Arts – Floral Rose Stem, watercoloured with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours and fussy cut.

Although it had many layers, it cam together rather quickly. It’s a shame the shine isn’t as clear in photos as IRL!

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:

A Blog Named Hero  Challenge – Sparkle

The Flower Challenge #40 Shaped Cards

Celebrating FOUR Years at Double D Challenge- Punch

DRU Challenge #136 – Anything Goes using any brand of metal die that DRU sells

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 615 – Anything Goes!

Brown Sugar Challenge #297 January 2020 – Anything Goes

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Happy Birthday (HLS Watercolour )

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I’m back with the first challenge for the new year over at  HLS Watercolour Challenge for January, 2020 with the optional twist of DIE CUTS!  However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

My CAS card uses a background made by smooching Distress Ink and die cutting with MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die and was joined to a white panel cut with the negative of the die cut.

The cute little shopping bags were made from a scrap, created with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders and cut with MFT Gift Bags Dies.  The tops were coloured gold with WInk of Stella Gold Pen, before  being attached.

They  were then added to the card front along with the simple sentiment from MFT – Birthday Greetings using Brilliance Lightning Black Ink.

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.

Wishing you all the very best for a wonderful, healthy 2020!!!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

AAA Cards CAS Game #155 – Along The Edge + Optional Twist Time Travel

MFT Birthday Project – CAS

Allsorts Challenge – Week 551/2 – Anything Goes

    

 

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Make My Monday Challenge BlogTuesday Morning Sketches       

 

 

Always be a Dreamer – Time Out Challenge Guest Designer

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I’m thrilled to be back today with my second card as a Guest Designer for Time Out Challenges finishing on 1st of January, 2020! Stamplorations is kindly sponsoring  this challenge.

It was such a wonderful honour to be invited to join the awesome Design Team for this special Inspired by Words Challenge. These words are perfect for the start of the New Year!

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My card today features a stamp by our sponsor STAMPlorations – the beautiful  Blossom Sprays.

After heat embossing in gold, I did some very soft, loose Distress Ink watercolouring. Then a little clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers.

To enable the circle die cut, the bottom section of the bouquet was fussy cut.

Darkroom Door – Criss Cross Background Stamp was white heat embossed on the background, before being adhered to the card front.

The floral piece was then added with raised tape.

The sentiment from Altnew – Sophisticated Wreath was gold heat embossed and added to the bottom.

Please head over to the Time Out Blog to check out the wonderfully inspirational work by  the Design Team!

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.

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Inspire.Create.Challenge #059 | Sketch Challenge

STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Allsorts Challenge Week 551/2 – Anything Goes

 

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Believe in Your Dreams (Time Out Challenge Guest Designing)

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Thanks so much to Brown Sugar Challenge for selecting my card in the Top 3 for their December Challenge. I am thrilled to have my card selected.

My card has also been selected byPenny Black Saturday Challenge – December (Optional Sparkle & Shine) as a DT Favourite.  Thanks so much Helen!  I really appreciate it!

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Today I’m thrilled to have been invited to be a Guest Designer over at the wonderful Time Out Challenges.  This challenge is kindly sponsored by STAMPlorations.

The theme this time is an Inspired by Words Challenge.  These special words are perfect for starting a new year.

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My card features Penny Black Slapstick/ Cling stamp – Spontaneous Joy.  I did some no-line watercolouring  using Distress Inks Festive Berries and Gansai Tambi watercolours. To add a little sparkle, I used pearlized water for my colouring.

To finish I added some black Prismacolor  pencil in the centres and some gold and clear glitter pens for the dots in the centre.

The SSS Believe sentiment was heat embossed using Black Sparkle EP. It’s such a shame your can’t see the sparkle in the photos, as it is so pretty IRL.

I added some black and gold spatters to finish.

After trimming I added to a square card front and added 3 clear gems at the bottom.

I hope you will have time to participate in this great challenge!
Be sure to stop by the Time Out blog and see all the amazing design team creations!
I can’t wait to see what you create!

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

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Penny Black and More Challenge – Flowers

PBSC December – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Sparkle & Shine’!

Brown Sugar Challenge # 296 – December 2019

 

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