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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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WWC314 – Dawn’s Challenge: All About Occasions


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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Dawn is the hostess for today’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

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I have had this beautiful HA Window on the Garden Fancy Die for a little while. I fell in love with it, but this is the first time I’ve used it.

I decided it looked like you were looking out from a conservatory into the back garden.

So after Distress watercolouring the flowers on the die, I watercoloured a simple garden scene on a piece of card for the background. After it was dry, I stamped a stalk from HA STAMPtember – Real Fowers VIntage stamp set on both sides. Once dry it was added to the card front.

A strip of kraft cardstock had the sentiment a gold heat embossed, before adding added to the bottom of the window like a seat /bench.

Double layers of fun foam was added to the back of the card front. It was then added to the card front to make a 3D window look.

I love the way this looks. A great place to relax!! 🙂

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:

A Blog Named Hero – Anniversary

Alphabet Challenge – Anniversary

DRU Challenge #167 – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas – WINDOW or APERTURE CARD

Uniko Challenge #64 – Signs of Spring + optional twist Easter

PIP Challenge 2116

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Happy Birthday (PB Saturday Challenge)

Thank you so much to everyone over at Modsquad Challenge for selecting my card in the Top 3! Such as honour when you see all the wonderful entries!! They’ve certainly made my day!

Top 3 Random Winners Helen with this adorable creation. I love the unique shape.

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It’s time for a reminder for the current challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  April’s theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Cute’).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

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My cute tag card features PB – Hopping By stamp. (It is as Christmas set, but this image can be used for any occasion!) I love the idea of a small card that can be attached to a gift!

After stamping and Distress watercolouring the images, they were fussy cut.

The background is layers of card stock and a yellow check paper. The shap is from Couture Creations Nesting Dies – Diamonds. The white back piece was cut with a craft knife leaving a narrow border.

The sentiment is from PB – Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set.

The cute bunny and the fussy cut sentiment were added to the front using raised tape. The small gift was glued to the front.

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:

Modsquad Card Challenge – Perfectly Pantone

Allsorts Card Challenge – Week 620 🎀Anything Goes with an add ribbon option

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – MELLOW YELLOW

Rainbow Card Challenge #28: Delightfully Daffodil

AAA Birthday Challenge – Game #24 – A Shaped Card

STAY CRAFTY WITH HERO CHALLENGE #22 – Birthday

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #401

ModSquad Challenge
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Celebrate (HLS Dies)

I am thrilled to have my card selected as a Winner over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.

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We’re back with the new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies- March .   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 started by dabbing Distress Inks on a stamp block and giving it a light spray of water before stamping it on some card.  It was great fun playing with this super easy technique and you never know exactly how it will turn out.

Once dry, I cut the watercolour panel using die cut MFT – Celebrate Speech Bubble, as well as one from a piece of white card. The white die cuts were glued back into the panel’s negative space  and the die cut glued on the card front.

An image from MFT Penguin Paradise was copic coloured, fussy cut and added the the card front, along with a couple of smaller images.

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:

Cupcake Inspirations #516 – Dreaming Summer

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge for April, #4-2021

SSS Monday Challenge – Layer It

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Happy Birthday

PIP Challenge 2114

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #593 Communication

Through the Craftroom Door Challenge – Anything Goes April 6th 2021

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge
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WWC313 – Tristan’s Challenge: All Things Masculine

I was thrilled to have my card win the AI Challenge – AI Squared ! Thanks so much! I love playing with the fun AI stamps.

I was also lucky enough to have my card selected in Cupcake Inspirations #516 Winners. Thank you so much!!

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

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This week, I brought out one of my favourite stamp set, which I’ve used many times – Lighthouse Circlet Mini Tryfolds stamp set from Art Impressions

I was thinking of the way the view would look as you climbed a set of stairs with windows along the way.

I started my cutting the 3 small square panels out of a square card front using Papertrey Ink Take 3 dies.

On a scrap of card, I drew around the squares lightly, so I could plan where to stamp the images. It was then just a matter of working our the positioning the stamps with lots of masking and remembering to keep them straight when the panel is on the angle! LO!!

It was then only a matter of watercolouring the scenes with Distress inks, adding some white acrylic paint to give a little more impact to the ocean waves.

Clarity Stencils – Brick Wall was added to the card front panel using white Texture paste.

Once everything was dry, it as put together using some fun foam under the front panel to more of an impression of distance looking out the windows.

The sentiment is from Altnew – Label Love.

It was a fun challenge to make this one. I hope you like it!

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 take care

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

AI Challenge – AI Squared

SSS Monday Challenge – Layer It

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

PIP Challenge 2114

Cupcake Inspirations #516 – Dreaming of Summer

Die Cut Divas – Let’s Open A Window with Poppy Stamps

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Lotus – Thinking of You

Next I used the second panel from my previous card, made with Altnew Watercolor Brush Markers on a sheet of watercolour card.

It was finished with splatters of blue, gold and white as well as some water. After cutting it in half and adding to 2 card fronts, I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Lotus stamp set on both.

On this card panel I used the Lotus flower gold heat embossed and coloured with the Waterbrush Markers in pink and red, and fussy cut.

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

Stay safe

Cheers
Helen

Challenges:

 “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp”Challenge

We Love Chocolate Baroque –Springtime

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

SSS Monday Challenge – Layer It

PIP Challenge 2114

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Thinking of You

I used Altnew Watercolor Brush Markers on a sheet of watercolour card.

It was finished with splatters of blue, gold and white as well as some water. After cutting it in half and adding to 2 card fronts, I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Lotus stamp set on both.

On this card, I added the Lotus flower I had heat embossed and fussy cut from vellum.

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

 “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp”Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

SSS Monday Challenge – Layer It

PIP Challenge 2114

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Happy Happy Birthday

For my card, I used one of my favourite older stamp sets – Painted Flowers. I randomly stamped some of the roses and leaves and did some loose watercolouring. Something new for me, but it was certainly a lot quicker than my usual watercolouring!

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

 “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp”Challenge

Seize the Birthday #211- Squares (I made a square card)

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Altnew April 2021 Inspiration Challenge: A Bird’s Nest in Springtime

Seize the Birthday
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Grown with Love … especially for You (PB Saturday Challenge)

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It’s time for a new challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  March’s theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Cute’).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

Penny Black Design Team

Our sponsor this month is 1-2-3 stitch with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner.

My card today is a CAS card featuring PB Grown with Love stamp set watercoloured with Distress Inks.

The border uses MFT Die-namics – Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die.

PB stamps make it very easy to make a cute card!! Good luck!!

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!

heers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Stampers Challenge EASTER / SPRING

CRAFT Challenge #593 Communication

CASology Week 387: COMFORT

Uniko Challenge #64 – Signs of Spring – no option

Stay Crafty with Hero – Bring on Spring! 

CAS on Sunday Challenge #202 Happy Mail

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Time to Celebrate You (HLS Watercolour)

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Today I’m back with HLS Watercolour Challenge for April, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in!

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This month mu card features the wonderful new Colorado Craft stamp – Christmas Present. I love all these beautiful new images from Anita Jeramy.

Once again, I used this sweet image for a birthday card.

After stamping, I did simple watercoluring using Distress Inks.

The arched sentiment is from SSS – Circle Sayings.

The circular sentiment is from Little Darlings – Birthday Sentiments.

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:

Less is More Challenge #439 – CAS Inking

Inkspirational Challenge 235 – Fur/Feathers

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge – Z is for Zoology- (study of animals)

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #553 WEEK 1 (STAMP ACT)

Perfectly CAS Challenge #13 – Birthday

Crafty Animals Challenge #49

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Coffee Date?

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When I saw the latest Challenge over at the 2021 SPRING | SUMMER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP, I decided I had to play along.

My card features an image from AI – Girlfriends stamp. I made a mask to remove the large cake and party hats from the image when I stamped it.

I die cut the coffee cup using MFT – Dienamics Coffee All Day set. I stamped Gina K designs – A Year of Borders across the cup and copic coloured them. A strip of coloured card was added around the middle stamped with part of a sentiment from Gina K – Whimsical Wildflower Frame stamp set.

After copic colouring the AI image, I added the large coffee cup to replace the cake.

A piece of kraft card (I used some old packaging) was randomly stamped with images from Flourishes – Mix-N-Mugs set, SSS Coffee Hour and stenciled with TCW Mini Well Rounded, then added to the card front and the image panel.

The circle sentiment from SSS – Coffee Hour finished the card.

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen
Challenges:

2021 SPRING | SUMMER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP!

PIP Challenge 2112

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #401 – Make Your Mark

Through the Craftroom Door Challenge – Anything Goes Week Beginning 23rd March

MIUCB #47 – Anything Goes + Inlaid Die Cut

SSS Monday Challenge – Whatever the Weather (Friends are important)

KCC #552 ALL OCCASIONS 

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