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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.

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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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WWC305 – Helen’s Challenge: Anything Masculine Goes

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Today it’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week I’m thrilled to be hosting the Challenge –Anything with a Masculine Twist.

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I had lots of fun this week, colouring this fun image from The Cat’s Pajamas – Take Off.

After stamping and copic colouring, I stamped the hills, fence, flowers and trees using MFT – Ewe Are the Best, and copic coloured them.

To finish, I sponged ink using MFT – Cloud stencil.

The main sentiment is from another TCP set – For Fox Sake and the small Happy Birthday is SSS – Hello You.

I think this one is super cute!

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.

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge #375 – Think Spring

Fun Times … It’s Your Birthday (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome back

This is a reminder for the first challenge for 2021 over at Penny Black Saturday Saturday Challenge! Our January theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Something New’.  You still have time to join in the fun!

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To-day’s cared features another new fun stamp from PB! (And another non- floral or critter stamp!!!) I just love PB Stamps!

To begin the P – Fun Times Girls was stamped and copic coloured!

The panel then had strips of black cardstock added to the side.

The first sentiment from SSS – Big Birthday Wishes set was stamped along the bottom of the image.

The ‘Fun Times’ sentiment is from the image set and was again stamped on a strip and added to the top of the card front using raised tape.

These girls look to be having a great time together! Spending time with friends is such an important thing for me!

Please head over to our blog to  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 and will be sure to check out your blog..

Here’s to a good 2021 for everyone! Take care!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #179

Less is More Challenge #434 – Theme – Fashion and /or Accessories

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #394

Penny Black and More Challenge – Feminine – for a lady or girl

Allsorts Challenge – Week 607 🛍 Something New

Stamping Sensations Challenge – January – Favourite Stamps

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WWC304 – Kath’s Challenge: All About Occasions

I am thrilled to have my card chosen in the Top 3 at House Mouse & Friends. Thanks so much to everyone over at this fun challenge!

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week Kath is hosting the Challenge: All About Occasions.

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This week my card features House Mouse Stamp – Cling Bon Bon Birthday.

After stamping and watercolouring with Tombow pens, the panel was cut using

MFT – Framed Ovals die (3 layers).

I drew in some confetti to match that on the floor on the background.

Three small balloons from SSS Celebration Time dies were watercoloured, along with streamers from Winnie & Walter The Party Confetti Cutaway dies set.

The sentiments come from MFT – Make a Wish and Chalkboard Greetings sets.

After adding DP to the card front, the other elements were added.

This is such a fun image!

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 #331 Anything Goes Option NEW BEGINNINGS

PIP Challenge 2102

The Sisterhood of Crafters -Die Cuts and/or Embossing Folders

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Hello, my friend (HLS Dies)

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We’re back after a break with the first challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – January.   As always, anything goes in this challenge. So, I hope you’ll find time in  your busy life to join in the fun this month!

My card uses a new to me die – Altnew – Leaf Canopy.

Using Altnew inks I blended colour on a panel of card, then added a little Cosmic Shimmer – Pixie Powder – Plum Twist before spraying with water.

Once dry, the leaves were die cut along with the Altnew ‘Hello” die (another new one for me!) There is a lovely shimmer, but it just doesn’t photograph well and looks more like dark spots!

The background was created with grey card die cut with Altnew Layered Medallions Cover Die B.

Altnew Layered Plaid Cover Die A from silver cardstock.

These were layered over a light grey speckled card and then onto the card front.

The leaves and hello were then layered on top, along with the ‘my friend’ (a favourite from Everyday Greeting from There She Goes Stamps), sentiment stamped on a scrap of pink card using grey ink.

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 month!

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

Have a good day, stay safe and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Altnew – A Touch of Winter for January’s 2021 Inspiration Challenge

SSS Monday Challenge – Anything New or Unused

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything New

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Frame It

Monthly challenge

WWC303 – Karen’s Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes

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Today it’s time for the first challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday for 2021!  This week  Karen is hosting the Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.

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This week’s card is a friendship card.

It features the Gina K – Thank You Friend stamp set. The flowers were stamped on some watercolour card,and Distress watercoloured before the panel was heart die cut . This was a new set for me to play with!

The sentiment from the stamp set was added to the side of the heart.

An EF was used to create a background using peart card.

This was then added to the card front on top of a black card panel. The heart was then added.

A sentiment from Mama Elephant – Occasional Labels stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of black card and added to the bottom corner of 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.

Stay safe and that the New Year is a good one for you all

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #396 – Make Your Mark

SSS Monday Challenge – Anything New or Unused

The Flower Challenge #52 Embossing Heat or Dry

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything New

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Frame It

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Life is a Journey … (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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It’s time for the first challenge for 2021 over at Penny Black Saturday Saturday Challenge! We begin January with the theme   Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Something New’.  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

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To-day’s cared features a new stamp I fell in love with, PB – The Ride. I just know it is going to be well used as a firm favourite, as I can image lots of other uses already!! I just love PB stamps!!!

After stamping, the image was watercoloured using Festive Berries Distress ink.

A light shaded boarder and the sentiment was added.
I will probably use it as a Birthday card although it could be used for many occasions.

It came together quite quickly just as I had planned. Such a nice change!!

Please head over to our blog to  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 and will be sure to check out your blog..

Here’s to a good 2021 for everyone! Take care!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #178

Allsorts Challenge Week 605 🎈Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Something New

Penny Black and More Challenge – Feminine – for a lady or girl

PIP Challenge 2101 A Brand New Year!!!

Stampin’ Sensations Challenge January – Favourite Stamps

Art Impressions Challenge – Resolutions

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Happy Anniversary (HLS – Watercolour)

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After our break, I’m back with the first challenge for 2021 at  HLS Watercolour Challenge for January, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features   watercolour.

To begin the year, I’m sharing this card I made for a friend’s parents to celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary. Such a wonderful milestone. They loved it and I’m thrilled to be able to share it.

I decided to use an Altnew stamp set. I just love their wonderful florals! They are favourites of mine.

I started by stamping Altnew’s – Pen Sketched Flowers on watercolour card and coloured it using Distress Inks (Blueprint Sketch). I love this colour!! I just love these flowers! They are one of my favourites. I never get tired of painting flowers!!! 🙂

The sentiments are from Altnew – Happy Together sentiments and Altnew – Painted Poppy sets.

I added a silver strip down the edge to finish.

This is larger than normal card to allow for the flowers to flow down the card.

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 a great 2021!!!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Allsorts Challenge – Anything Goes

PIP Challenge 2101 A Brand New Year!!!

Stamping Sensations Challenge – January – Favourite Stamps

Penny Black and More Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #396 – Make Your Mark

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WWC302 – Marsha’s Special 3-Week Challenge – Anything Goes

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Today it’s time for the last challenge for 2020 over at Watercooler Wednesday!  As this is such a busy time of year, Marsha is hosting a 3 week Challenge: Anything Goes!

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My card this week features Newton’s Nook – Christmas Kittens stamp. It was stamped, water coloured using Distress Inks and fussy cut.

The slime line card had a strip with the ‘Merery Christmas’ from the set, stamped down a strip of card in Memento inks in red and green. I used my Misti to keep the spacing even.

A middle sized star was die cut using MFT Star STAX dies on the card front and in a piece of fun foam, which was glued to the back.

A piece of DP was added behind the star.

A smaller star was cut from different DP and attached with raised tape along with the kitten image.

Some red string was added around the bottom of the panel, before the panel was added to the card front.

This is a new set for me and my first NN stamp. It is soo cute!

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team. Remember that this challenge will last for 3 weeks and you can share anything you create during this time.

Hopefully, you may have time for some crafting over the holiday period.

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

Stay safe in these difficult times and I hope you enjoy a lovely Christmas season wherever you are. Hopefully, 2021 will be a better year for everyone.

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Inky Paws Challenge #138

Friends are Angels without wings…

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When I saw the challenge over at Time Out, I decided I had to play.

This is a quick card. I started with a scrap of card with a smooched background with pale blues and aquas with a beautiful shimmer. Sadly, it looks rather grey in the photos. 😦

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I then added the 2 sentiments form Kaisercaft – Friendship Sentiments heat embossed in Turquoise embossing powder. (I decided to make it about Friends, as I feel so very lucky to have wonderful friends who are always there when they’re needed.)

Next, I added the die cut friends from an aqua glitter paper using Winnei & Walter – The Big, the Bold an Friends Cutaways.

It was then just a matter of adding the wings, covered in cleat Wink of Stella for some sparkle. They come from The Cat’s Pajamas. It was a wonderful thank you gift from the super people over at TCP! Thanks! I love it!!

Thanks so much for visiting.

Please take care and I hope you have a lovely Christmas wherever you are, and that 2012 is a Happy and Healthy one!

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #176

AAA Birthday Challenge – Twinkle

WWC301 – Dawn’s Challenge: All About Occasions

Thanks so much to team over at Modsquad Challenge for selecting my card in the Top 3 Winners. I really appreciate it.

Helen with this fabulous card. I think her design is just spectacular.

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week Dawn is hosting the Challenge: All About Occasions.

Today’s card uses a very old Hero Arts rubber stamp set. It has 2 stamps a negative and a positive image. I’ve always loved it and the slightly shabby look. Sadly, I don’t know it’s name. 😦

I white heat embossed and then trimmed them so they fitted side by side. I love the crisp look on the tangerine card stock.

The sentiment is also HA – Thanks stamp and die set. It was also heat embossed and the thanks fussy cut.

I hope you liked this one. Very easy and quick to make!

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:

Modsquad Challenge – White and Bright

Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #17 – Thank You Cards

SSS Monday Challenge – Favorite Technique (white embossing on coloured card)

PIP Challenge 2049

Through the Craftrooom Door – Anything Goes Challenge 1st December 2020

ModSquad Challenge

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