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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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WWC290 – Michelle’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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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, I played with some Distress ink watercolouring using a new to me Pinkfresh Leafy Decor image.

The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Floral Frame stamp set.

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:

Pinkfresh Studio September Challenge – Rainbow

Modsquad Challenge – Autumn Foliage

Allsorts Challenge – Week 590 My Lovely Garden

Virginia’s September’s Show & Share

Inspired By…colors of fall

ModSquad Challenge

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Just for You (Leaves) Penny Black Saturday Challenge

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I’m back to remind you about the  Penny Black Saturday September Challenge! This month the theme is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Your Favourite Colour’).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

I decided to do something different this time and not use any stamps. I have a couple of PB dies and stencils I love and decided to bring some of them out. I started by die cutting PB Flower Frolic die once in white, once in black and finally in gold making sure the die fitted along the paper cut to the card front.

Once I was happy with the copic colouring on the white die cut, I added some Gelly Roll pen along the leaves on all the die cuts, and some Wink of Stella to the flowers on the coloured piece.

The negative piece of gold card was trimmed to shape and the right side removed. It was then trimmed to fit the kraft card front.

PB Verdant stencil was used with Versamark ink to add a subtle background to the kraft card, before the gold piece was attached. I love using this stencil as it works so well with these die cut leaves. They are not the same size, but work beautifully together! Here they add the extra layer of interest to the leaves.

The black die cut was glued in place, then the gold offset and finally, the coloured piece in the middle.

The sentiment is from PB – Just for You die cut was cut in black and added at the bottom.

It is very different but was fun to play with.

I hope my card brings you a smile! 🙂

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.

Have a great week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – No stamps allowed

Virginia’s September Show & Share

PIP Challenge 2037– Anything Goes

Modsquad Challenge – Autumn Foliage

Allsorts Challenge Week 590 My Lovely Garden

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Stencil (and why)

We Love Chocolate Baroque – September – Wings with an Anything Goes option

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

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WWC289 – Heidi’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

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Today it’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week it is Heidi’s Challenge –Anything with a Masculine Twist.

This week, I decided to make a one layer CAS card using another image from The Cat’s Pajamas – Swanky Stamps stamps.

I just loved this image and decided to make it fun and hope it brings a smile!

After stamping the cat and Distress ink watercolouring, I added a balloon from another TCP set along with the 2 sentiments.

I couldn’t help myself and added some Wink of Stella to the balloon and Glossy Accents to his nose and mug.

I felt it needed something and so I went for a hand drawn frame.

I hope he brought you a smile.

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

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

September TCP Tuesday Challenge #372– Animals

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Humorus / Fun

PIP Challenge 2037

Stay Crafty With Hero– Critters

SSS Monday Challenge – Frame It

AAA Birthday Challenge Game #17 – Animals & Critters

AAA Card Challenge – CAS Game #174 – Up To One Third + optional twist Woodland Animals

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WWC288 – Kath’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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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.

This week, my card features Julie Nutting’s – Pricilla cling stamp, copic coloured and fussy cut. I love these images and haven’t pulled them out for ages. I think she’s very special.

The background die is SSS – Circle Border with gold glitter card behind.

I felt that Winnie & Walter’s large ‘cheers’ cut from black glitter card, finished it off perfectly.

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:

SSS Wednesday – Stamp It

Allsorts Challenge Week 588 – Use a hand coloured image

Creative Inspirations Card Challenge September Challenge – Spots & Dots or Inky Splats!

CAS on Friday Challenge #188 – Partytime!

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Challenge September 8th 2020

Chocolate Baroque Challenge – Wings with Anything Goes Option

Virginia’s Show & Share

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It’s Your Special Day (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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I’m back to remind you about the  Penny Black Saturday September Challenge! This month the theme is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Your Favourite Colour’).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

My card features  PB Stamp image – Soft Whisper stamped on watercolour paper in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, spritzed with water), using my Misti.

Once I was happy with the colour and the panel was dry, I used a Wow embossing pen to add some random additions which were then gold embossed.

The sentiment is from PB – Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set and gold embossed on vellum. Altnew Fine Frames Dies were cut from gold card. The smallest was glued to the vellum to frame the sentiment, and then the vellum was trimmed.

The main panel was attached to the card front, with gold card addition, with fun foam.  The sentiment was then added.

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I was happy with the way it turned out.  The pink branches reminds me of the flowers falling from the branches in spring and the gold makes me think of the sun flinting between the leaves

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.

Have a great week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge #169 – Season 

Seize the Birthday #198-Add Gold

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Stamp It

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Anything Goes

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WWC287 – Helen’s Challenge: Anything Goes With A Feminine Twist.

 

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Hello and welcome

Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  I am hosting the Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.

Today’s card features MFT – Stitched Peek-a-Boo Window & Edge cut from white card.

AI – Garden Circlet MTF images were stamped on the circle cut outs and Distress watercoloured.

The garden pot from AI – Potting Shed MFT set was also coloured and fussy cut.

I added some DP as the base along with a sentiment from a very old favourite set – There She Goes – Sentiments.

It came together so quickly with so little colouring!!!

This cute card is perfect for Spring! I love the way my garden is starting to change.

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:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

AI – Quick & Simple Challenge

Time Out Challenge #169 – Season

Allsorts Challenge – Week 587 – Going round in circles

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Challenge –

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WWC286 – Marsha’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

My card this week features Hero Arts – Kit-Tea Stamp & Die set.  This little kitten is so cute! After watercolouring, it was fussy cut.

Distress Ink was used to ink blend over a card panel and added to the card front.

Hero Arts – Papel Picado Confetti Die was cut in white card and added.

Ultimate Crafts – Careless and Free Diecut in silver (added to a white) was added around the kitten.  Then added with raised tape.

The sentiment and little heart bubble are from the same HA 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:

Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge- Creativebug Inspiration

A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Cute

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

CIC 500 Birthday Celebration

Power Poppy – Creative Confetti: Inside Out!

 

 

 

 

      

WWC285 – Karen’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

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Today it’s our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week Karen is hosting the Challenge – Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist.

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I decided to play with another image from SSS Chillin’ Frenchies stamp set as I had so much fun with the last one.

Just like this cool Frenchie, I love chilling out looking at the water, any chance I get!!

The image was stamped and copic coloured on the die cut front panel before being glued to the card front, as it is a one layer CAS card!

It’s a little difficult to see but I added some Wink of Stella to his drink and sunglasses. (They ended up dark as my copic pen leaked and I was determined not to start again!! Also no time as it’s been a very busy week!!)

The sentiment is from MFT – Penguins in Paradise stamp 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.

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

MFT Color Challenge 147

CAS Game #172 – One Layer + optional twist My Other Hobby

DRU Challenge #151 – Baby It’s Hot Outside

Art Impressions Challenge  – Tropical Treat

Time Out Challenge #168

Allsorts Challenge Week 585/6 – Summer Fun

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Masculine

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Sweet Wishes (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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I’m back to remind you about the  Penny Black Saturday August Challenge! This month the theme is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Make the Sentiment the Focus’).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun! It finishes soon.

My card features  PB Stamp image – Yearning ( a wood block stamp)     , watercoloured with Distress Inks. I just love the cute PB hedgies!

The sentiment is PB – Sweet Wishes die cut.

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A simple CAS card, I hope it brings you a smile! 🙂

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.

Have a great week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Try It on Tuesday Challenge – Words/or Numbers

Allsorts Challenge Week 585/6 – Summer Fun

Penny Black and More August challenge – Say it with flowers 

Hero Arts – Stay Crafty Challenge

CIC 500 Birthday Celebration

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Good Times

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I am thrilled to have been chosen as the  Top 3 for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #566 Sport / Leisure.

Thanks so much. I have also been invited as a GD for the November Challenge.

 

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This is my card for MFT – Summer School 2020 Day 4.

I loved how this one turned out.

To begin, MFT – Wavy Coloring Book Background Stamp was white heat embossed before blending 4 different colours of Distress Ink to achieve an ombre look.

The panel was then cut in strips of varying widths. The die cut ‘Good Times’ was MFT – Die-namics LLD Accent It – Celebrate.

After arranging the strips, some small shell die cuts (Memory Box) were added for interest.

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:

MFT – Summer School 2020 – Day 4 – Ombre

MFT – Sketch Challenge – WSC 501

Cupcake Challenge – Nautical

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Use your favourite tool ( Misti)

CRAFT Challenge # 566 Sport / Leisure

 

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