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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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Hello and welcome

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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Less is More #474 – If friends were flowers I’d pick YOU!

Hello and welcome

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Recipe – Friendship Challenge.

For my I chose this fun Stampingbella – Uptown girl Pippa loves to Plant stamp set.

After stamping, it was wateroloured with Distress Inks.

The sentiment in 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.

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:

Hello – (Altnew – Pair-A-Flower Watercolor Challenge 2022)

Hello and welcome

I’m here with an entry into Altnew’s Pair-a-Flower watercolor challenge for 2022.

I had lots of fun playing with Altnew’s Build-A-Poppy stamp set.

I was inspired by some beautiful poppies I fell in love with.

After stamping the flowers were watercoloured using Altnew Brush Markers and then fussy cut.

The background it Altnew- Enchanting Vines 3D Embossing Folder. After the blackcardstock was embossed I rubbed Brilliance – Lightning Black ink pad across to give a subtle hint of gold with a little sparkle.

A strip of vellum was added along the side before the flowers were arranged across the front and added with raised tape.

The sentitment is a gold Altnew’s ‘Hello’ die raised up with 3 layers of die cuts.

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:

Altnew – Pair-A-Flower Watercolor Edition 2022

Just For You – (Altnew – Pair-A-Flower Watercolor Challenge 2022)

Hello and welcome

This is my second entry in Altnew’s Pair-A-Flower Watercolor Challenge.

This card was inspired by a photo I took on holiday of some lotus flowers – another one of my favourites.

The flowers and leaves were watercoloured using my Altnew Watercolor pan and then fussy cut.

The background features Altnew’s Ribbon Waves 3D Embossing Folder using green card. It was then sprayed with pearl water and then splattered with white and gold. (To give the look of the light hitting the water.)

I then cut the Altnew – Fine Frames Cover Die and split it into 2 rectangle frames.

The larger was add to the embossed card. The second had the flowers and leaves attached and then added at an angle using raised tape.

The sentiment tag is from Altnew – Breezy Bouquet stamp set.

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:

Altnew – Pair-A-Flower Watercolor Edition 2022

Fun Times (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

I’m back with a reminder for the September Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Food’)

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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My fun features the fun PB – Fun Time Girls Stamp set.

Just to add to the fun, I decided to keep it to black and white, although I added just a little pink to the girls skin and a couple of pops of red!

It makes for such striking images so I added it to a black and white stripe DP card 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:

Less is More #473 – This is not a Belated Birthday Greeting …

Hello and welcome

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Recipe – Colour Challenge – Black and White.

My simple card features a super cute image from Katzelkraft. I just love this fun little pup!

After stamping in black, I added a sentiment from PB – Brithday Humor stamp 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.

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:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Stamp It

Happy Birthday (HLS – Dies)

Hello and welcome

We’re back with a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – September.   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 I used a panel cut with MFT – Blueprint Sketch 26 frame from purple card, fun foam and white card. The purple frame had MFT – stars stencilled using Wink of Stella.

I then cut MFT – Happy Birthday Centerpiece die from white and a piece I had smooched with Distress inks.

After attaching the die cut letters (with Wink of Stella added) to the white panel, it was added to the card front along with some sprinkles and stars behind the shaker front.

The little cat from MFT – Pawty Time was Distress watercoloured, fussy cut and added to the card front.

A fun card for a special girl.

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 and stay safe!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Stamping Sensations September challenge – Feminine

Seize the Birthday #246

Sisterhood of Crafters – Frame It

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Challenge 30th August 2022

SSS Monday Challenge – Stamp It

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Stamp It

Sweet Wishes – Happy Birthday (PB Saturday Challenge)

I would like to thank the team over at Retro Rubber Challenge for selecting my card as a Top Pick and inviting me to join the talented team as a Guest Designer.

Hello and welcome

I’m back for the September Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Food’)

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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My card features PB – Tea Party stamp set stamped on a tag, using masks and watercoloured with Distress inks.

This is the first time I’ve used this sweet little set. I bought it about 2 years ago.

The card front was covered in DP and then a paper doiley before adding the tag with a scrap of sheer ribbon.

The die cut sentiment – PB – Sweet Wishes was coloured and clear heat embossed .

The stamped sentiment is from PB – Birthday Humor 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:

Stamping Sensations September challenge – Feminine

Retro Rubber Challenge 190 | Tag, You’re It!

Time Out Challenge 221 – Festive

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #649 Shabby Chic

SSS Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes

Love To Craft Challenge – Spiral Notebooks

Hello again

I am thrilled to be back with another project over at  Love to Craft! Challenge. They have another  LTCCB #70 challenge this month where Anything Goes. The challenges goes for 6 weeks. So for this challenge #69 for SeptemberOctober 2022.

My project involves some small spiral notebooks that I covered with DP and decoratied with scraps of paper, twine and stamping.

Again they make great gifts.

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. Remember is can be anything creative!!!

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Big smiles (HLS – Watercolour)

Hello again

It’s the first of July, so time for HLS Watercolour Challenge for September 2022. As always it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in!

A fun simple card this time featuring this cute image from Create a Smile stamps – Ahoy set.

I decided on a rectanguar card base as it allows so much versatility such as using the fun frame die I used on this card. Using the look of a frame really helps to highlight the main image/s, panel.

I started by watercolouring the background and cutting it with Altnew – Mix and Match Frames Die. Then lots of splatters of water and colour.

The sentiment is from Create a Smile – Big Surprise stamp 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:

Create a Smile stamps.

Just Add Ink #619…Masculine!

Sisterhood of Crafters – Frame It

SSS Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Cardbase Shape and Why

Less is More #472 – Hello (Recipe – Use Vellum)

Hello and welcome

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Recipe – Use Vellum.

I love the look of vellum, so I love this challenge!

After cutting a white square using MFT – Pierced Square Frames die.

On a scrap of vellum, I white heat embossed the image from Hero Arts & SSS Real Flowers Vintage set.

After adding this piece behind the frame, I added another scrap of vellum where I had played with alcohol inks, behind it. (Not too great on its own but perfect as a backing.) It just gives a pretty soft colour behind the white embossing.

This was then added to the square card front.

The daisy from HA – Daisy and Bugs stamp set was white heat embossed with depth added with Tombow pens on the back. The edges of colouring was softened with a damp brush. The daisy was then fussy cut and added to the front.

The sentiment is from the same Daisy stamp set and white heat embossed on the card front. (It was embossed 3 times to give it more impace being white on white.)

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.

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:

Stay Crafty with Hero – It’s Hip to be Square

Snippets Playground

Allsorts Challenge – Week 690/1 

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #436 – Make Your Mark

Sisterhood of Crafter Challenge – Frame It