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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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WWC179 – Heidi’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

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Here we are with our new Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday Blog.  Heidi is the lovely hostess this week.  We look forward to seeing your entries!
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We are currently in the middle of winter her in Australia!  However, I’m definitely a SUMMER girl!! So this week, I decided to go along with all the summer ideas coming out from all the stamp companies.

It is a fun, light hearted card featuring MFT – Penguins in Paradise stamp set which I coloured with copics (for a change!) and fussy cut.

The ‘waves’ used a piece of scrap I had made playing with some Distress Oxides and water flicks, cut with MFT – Making Waves dies.  The sand island was cut free hand from a piece of kraft packaging.

I added some Distress Ink blending on the card front for the sky,  before adding the other elements onto the card front.

It was lots of fun making this card and using some great stamps I hadn’t used much!

Thanks so much for visiting and please be sure to visit our blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have made.

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Seaside Treasures

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Tonight I’m sharing a card I made playing with Art impressions Lighthouse Circlet Tryfold Set.  I loe this set, but wanted to see how I could use it in other ways. This time I stamped the scenes separately onto circles, I had die cut from the card front using SSS Stitched Circles Die Set.  In the background of the fence stamp, I added some simple shrubs, beach and ocean views.

Each scene was watercoloured  using Distress Inks with some added white acrylic paint, before gluing them back onto the card front.

The sentiment is from MFT – All  Smiles Stamp Set.

After cutting several of the Memory Box Seaside Treasure Dies from packaging card and washing them with white paint mixed with Distress Inks.  ( I use the packaging as I like the shade of craft! LOL!)

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Memory Box Challenge #39- Surf and Turf (Nautical, Beach, etc)

Art Impressions Challenge 236 Masculine Cards WEEK 2!

 TCP Tuesday #348 Challenge – Summer

Double “D” Nautical Challenge

Dies R Us Challenge #100 – Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the DRU Store

Paru’s Card Making July 2018 challenge – Birthday

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Fun in the Sun

 

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WWC178 – Crystal’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

P1070495Welcome to this week’s Watercooler Wednesday – “All About Occasions” Challenge over at our blog.  Crystal is our lovely host this week.

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This week I decided to share a special card I made. The lace on this card came from the invitation envelope.  I love to make birthday cards using these little items to make your  cards just that little bit special.

The floral bouquet is Altnew’s  ‘Just Because’ Stamp Set, which I’ve used quite a few times lately!  The Distress water colouring and grey background paper, again reflect the colours on the invitation. After fussy cutting, the image was added to the background lace with some fun foam and fine blue metallic thread.  I finished it with a touch of Wink of Stella.

The sentiment is from Just Rite – Wedding Nested Sentiments and the background panel was cut with Cutplorations – Wonky Rectangles.

Thanks again for visiting and your very kind comments.

Please be sure to check out the other great cards over on our blog.

I look forward to seeing all the entries this week

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Paru’s Card Making – July 2018 challenge – Birthday

The Paper Players – PP400 – Celebration

Altnew July Inspiration Challenge

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Celebration (AND WHY?)

Modsquad Challenge – Floral Birthday

Crafting from the Heart Challenge #214 – Anything Goes

 

 

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Modsquad Challenge  Crafting from the heart facebook group   

 

 

 

WWC177 – Charlotte’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

P1070522Welcome back for another Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  This week Charlotte is hosting or  Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

Image may contain: one or more people and textFor my card this week, I decided to go back to watercolouring flowers and play with Altnew ‘Recollections’ stamp set.  The frame is made by stamping the main image, masking the long side sections, and then stamping the bottom section of the second image.  The stamping used Memento London Fog ink and was watercoloured using Distress Inks.

A small amount of Wink of Stella and white  pen was used to add some finishing touches.

The sentiment is from Altnew ‘Wishing You’ set, stamped in Brilliance Lightning Black ink.

I was really pleased with the very soft look of the panel.

Don’t forget to visit our blog for more inspiration.  I hope to see your creations this month.

Thanks so much for visiting and for your wonderful comments!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

AAA Cards CAS Game #118 – Use a Frame

Addicted to Stamps and More – #299 Clean and Simple

Just Us Girls – #447 – Anything Goes

CAS on Sunday – #136 Splash – Watercolour

Crafting from the Heart #213

The Paper Players Theme Challenge – PP400 – Celebration

Paru’s Card Making July 2018 challenge – Birthday

             CAS on Sunday  Crafting from the heart facebook group         

 

SSS Happy Birthday

 

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Hello and Welcome to today’s post for Happy Little Stampers.   I am thrilled to join the wonderful Design Team.
It’s a New Month and a New Watercolour Challenge.
My  Distress Ink watercoloured card panel uses white heat embossed Simon Says Stamps -Spring Flowers on some watercolour paper. The panel was then cut using a stitched die, before being added to my card front.
The die cut Happy Birthday finished the card.
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Head over and see how my Team Mates are celebrating with Watercolour
(and our optional Birthday Twist) this month.
Hope you enjoy some crafting time
Cheers
Helen
Challenges:

 

Roomor Has It!

 

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I had some fun with a new AI Kangaroo Mouthful Stamp Set I had won and decided to enter it in the latest Art Impressions Challenge.

The background was created by blending Distress Inks, similar to a night sky, followed by some splatters of water and white paint, as well as stencilling the Southern Cross with paint. It was then cut with a stitched die and added to the card front.

The kangaroo was stamped in black (with the pouch opening removed), and water coloured with Distress Inks. After fussy cutting, it was added to the front with foam tape.

The sentiment was stamped on white card and mounted on a red strip.

The flag image was added to a toothpick, before placing it in the kangaroo’s hand.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Have a great week

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge 235 Patriotic Colors WEEK 2!

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes!

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

 

      

 

 

 

 

WWC176 – Kath’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

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Here we are with the latest “All About Christmas” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday blog, with Kath as our lovely hostess.

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My card was inspired by this wonderful card by the talented Heather Hoffman, a Design Team member for Winnie & Walter.  I loved this card as soon as I saw it.  It has such a soft and  calming feel to it.


For my card, I started by using Distress Ink blending on a piece of cardstock (Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce), darker towards the bottom.  It was then sprayed with Glimmer Mist and then some water. White paint was then flicked over the top.

Taylored Expressions – Birch Tree Cutting plate was used as the focal point.   After cutting 4, the top one has some grey ink added in patches along with some white paint flicks and some Glimmer Mist.

A fawn from a cheap stamp set, by Creative Pl from Aldi, was stamped in DI and then watercoloured and fussy cut.

After stacking the die cuts, the fawn was slotted between the trees and the whole die added to the front panel.  Some raised tape was added to the front of the fawn to make it seem to be coming through the trees.

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The panel was added to the card front the trimmed.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter – The Big, The Bold and Greetings stamp set.  After stamping in black ink, it was fussy cut and added to the card front.

I was really pleased with the way it turned out.  It has a soft shimmer which is difficult to see in the photos.  I hope you like it too.

Don’t forget to check out the wonderful work by the other members of our Design Team over at our blog.

Have a great day

Helen

Challenges:

Winnie & Walter – Rerun No. 31 | Scenery: Into the Woods Challenge

Happy Little Stampers – June Christmas Challenge

Addicted to  Stamps and More Challenge #298 – Holiday

Rudolph Christmas Challenge

Christmas Craft All Year Round  June Challenge – Non- Traditional Christmas / Holiday Colors

HLS June Watercolour Challenge

The Cat’s Pyjamas – Tuesday Challenge – #347 – Outdoors

Die Cut Divas – June Challenge – Animals or pets

 

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