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Smiles (HLS – Dies)

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I would like to thank 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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WWC333 – Dawn’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Dawn is host for this fortnight’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

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Today’s card uses this beautiful butterfly – Transformation from The Ton.

After stamping and heat embossing, I used Prize Ribbon Distress Ink to watercolour, as well as a little light grey on the leaves. White signo pen was added to the flower centres.

I decided to watercolour this beauty with Distress ink. As much as I love pencils and copics, watercolouring remains my favourite medium. I never get tired of seeing the wonderful layers and softness you can achieve as the image/s come to life. Using a heat embossed image makes it even easier.

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft again heat embossed.

A piece of card for background had Prize Ribbon inked around the edges before being added 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.  I love to read your comments.

Stay safe in these difficult times and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

We love Stamping Challenge – ‘Anything Goes stamped with the option of Wings’

Double D Challenge – Blue & White Winter

The Sisterhood of Crafters – The Color BLUE

As You Like It Challenge Favourite Colouring Medium (and why)

PIP Challenge 2203

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Hello (PB Saturday Challenge)


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Just a reminder for the first 2022 – January challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Something New’) 

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As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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This time I decided to make a quick and easy bookmark. Perfect for a little gift any time of year!

I started by stamping PB – Good Neighbours stamp set and Distress ink watercoloured the image in bright happy colours.

MFT – Stitched Basic Edges Die was used to cut a stitched edge to the panel.

The sentiment is from There She Goes – Everyday Greetings stamp set.

Paper Smooches – gingham stamp was stamped in black on a scrap of white card and glued to the bottom of the card front. A piece of black and white gingham ribbon was attached to the top of the panel.

The panel was added to the card front using craft foam for dimension.

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.

I hope all is going well for you all! Stay safe!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

We Love Stamping Challenge – January Challenge – Anything Goes option wings

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #623 New

Divas that Cut – January Challenge – Flowers

Snippets Playground – Challenge #419

The Card Concepts – Clean and layered style

Paper Fun Day Challenge – January – Anything Goes

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Happy Birthday! have a Splashing Day!(HLS – Dies)

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We’re back with the first challenge for 2022 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!

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I had lots of fun playing with these new to me images from Hero Arts – .Sea You stamp set.

I started by cutting 2 circles using Spellbinders Circles dies from a panel and then drew these same circles on the back panel. This gave me the positions to stamp the fish and coral as well as some small circles from SSS – Lots of dots stamp set, for bubbles.

The images were then Distress Ink watercoloured and the pencil lines then removed.

The die cut front had some raised paste added through the circle stencil.

A light blue hair gel was added inside a small self seal bag that was then nd wrapped in tape to ensure no leakage.

This was then attached behind the circle die cut panel.

Another die cut circle had the sentiments stamped – SSS – Circle Sayings set and Elizabeth Crafts – Ahoy sentiments set.

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:

Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge #30 – Circles

DRU Challenge #184

SSS Monday Challenge – Something New

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Something New

Stamping Sensations Challenge – January – A/G with stamping and option add a die

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WWC332 – Tristan’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

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I’m back for the first new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday for 2022. Here’s to a good year ahead. Tristan is our hostess for today’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All Things Feminine.

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My birthday card features Stampingbella – Uptown Girl Maybelline loves Mail stamp set copic coloured. I loved the way this one turned out as it is the first time I have used this sweet set.

The panel was then cut using Spellbinders – Captivating Squares Nestability dies.

This was added to the card front covered in DP.

The sentiment banner finishes 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 for this challenge!

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

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

DRU Challenge #184

Die Cut Divas – January – Flowers

SSS Wednesday Challenge – New

SSS Monday Challenge – Something New

Stamping Sensations Challenge – January – A/G with stamping and option add a die

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You are Special (PB Saturday Challenge)

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It’s amazing to think we are now in 2022! Hopefully, it will be a good year for everyone. Now is time for the first challenge for the year over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Something New’) 

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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Prize – a $20 voucher!

Today’s card features PB – Vase Garden stamp, something new for me. I loved the simple look of this floral arrangement.

I decided it was perfect for no-line colouring. After stamping I used Distress Inks to watercolour the image.

The panel was then cut using a frame die.

The sentiment is from PB – Special Thoughts stamp set.

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.

I hope all is going well for you all! Stay safe!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Divas that Cut Challenge – Flowers

Stamping Sensations January – A/G with stamping and option add a die

We Love Stamping – January – Anything stamped with option of Wings

Cardz 4 Galz – #163 In with the New Year/New Stash

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Be filled with JOY (HLS – Watercolour)

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Wow!! Here we are on the first day of 2022! I truly hope this year will be a good one for everyone. Being the 1st means it is the time for the first HLS Watercolour Challenge for January, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in!

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I have started by creating an easy watercolour floral card.

To begin I white heat embossed Altnew – Paint-a-Flower: Paeonia Japonica on a piece of watercolour card. (A stamp I love but haven’t always been happy with the outcome.)

It was then only a matter of doing very loose wet on wet watercolouring using Distress Inks to colour the image. Finally, I was much happier with the outcome.

The sentiment is from the same 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

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

LTCCB #66 Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Galz – #163 In with the New Year/New Stash

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WWC331 – Marsha’s Special 3 – Week Challenge


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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Marsha is host for this special 3 week challenge Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

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I had lots of fun making this Christmas card. I love interactive cards and living here is Australia where it’s hot and sunny for Christmas, I couldn’t resist a summery Christmas theme.

I started by cutting SSS – Perforated Flaps middle die twice on the ccard front.

Then AI – Tropical Christmas images were stamped on the front and watercolured with Distress inks.

2 more dies were cut and stamped with more images from the set for the back of the flaps. The presents were from AI – Meerkat Stamp Set.

The card front then had more images added in the frame spaces . All Distress ink watercoloured.

The panels were added to the flaps and then added to the card front.

I’m sure it will bring a smile.

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:

Art Impressions Challenge – Happy, Happy Holidays #317 Last challenge of 2021

PIP Challenge 2150

Divas that Cut Challenge of Winter/Christmas project with an optional twist to make a shaped Winter/Christmas Card.

Stamping Sensatins Challenge – December – Choose a theme and stamp it

We Love Stamping Challenge – December – Anything stamped with CAS option

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Merry Christmas (HLS – Dies)

I would like to thank everyone over at Time Out for selecting my card for an Honourable Mention for their recent Challenge. I truly appreciate your continued support.

Hello and welcome

We’re back with the new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – December .   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!

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Wow! With Christmas rapidly approaching, I thought it was a good idea to make another Christmas card!

I started by colouring a panel of white card with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Dust in Lava Red!

Once dry it was die cut using SSS Clustered Leaves die and again from vellum. Then the matching SSS – Outline Clustered Leaves die was cut from white card.

A panel was embossed using Altnew – 3D EF – Geo Steps in white and attached to the card front.

The leaves were then attached by the stems while the leaves were pinched for dimension. The white outlines were added on top and then the vellum.

As all the leaves look to be floating it gives the panel more the look of real leaves.

The Merry Christmas die cut from was cut from the coloured panel and layered on white before being added.

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:

Diva’s That Cut Challenge

Time Out Challenge #202

Allsorts Challenge – Week 653 💫Use a Die

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #420 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #57 – If It’s Christmassy, Link It Up!

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Peace Love & Joy (PB Saturday Challenge)

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It’s time for the new December challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Christmas’) 

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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Where has the year gone? Here we are at Christmas!

So this month my Christmas card features this super sweet little PB image – Sweet Sledder.

After stamping, Distress Ink watercolouring, I fussy cut the top section of the image.

I then cut PB – Simple Stackers layered twice.

After cutting some SSS Stitched slopers and Hills die, I added glue along the top and then someDiamond Glitter.

The image was added to the snowy slopes and then to some kraft card (my favourite coffee box! 🙂 ) that has the matching sentiment white heat embossed as well as SSS Falling Snow stencil with some texture paste and more glitter.

Such a fun little Christmas card using non- tradional colours for a 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.

I hope all is going well for you all! Stay safe!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Monday Challenge – Sparkle

Double D Christmas JOY Challenge

Allsorts Challenge – Week 652 🌺 Use a hand stamped or digital image

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Color Throwdown #671

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #417 – Ruby’s Memory

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WWC330 – Heidi’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Heidi is host for this fortnight’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

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I decided on another Christmas card featuring Newton’s Nook Christmas Kittens which I Distress watercoloured and fussy cut.

After die cuttig a frame from SSS – Stitched Rectangles I added a DP panel die cut with SSS – Star Parade and backed with silver foil card, so it looked like a string of fairy lights across the top.

A Christmas tree from Hero Arts – Monthly Hero kit was also watercoloured and fussy cut for the background.

Some stars were cut from glitter card stock using SSS – die.

Finally the sentiment is from the plus9 – Santa’s Reindeer set.

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:

Newton’s Nook Challenge – Sketch Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Week 652 🌺 Use a hand stamped or digital image

PIP Challenge 2148 with a 5th Monday THEME

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