Roses

P1060335 (4)My second card is for the MFT Card Challenge.

MFT_WSC_330I stamped the Roses All Over BG Stamp and white heat embossed it.  I shaded it with a light blending of Milled Lavender Distress Ink. A silver embossed matching rose die cut was added to the vellum and silver strip along with some silver thread and a few diamantes.

The sentiment belongs to MFT Framed Greetings.

Thanks again

Helen

 

Happy Birthday Friend

P1060338I’m back tonight to post my entry in Scrapbook Boutique’s April Mood board Challenge.  The beautiful soft pastels on the board are just so pretty.

AprilMy card features a crazy tea set reminiscent of my Mum’s crazy tea sets. It is from Papermania’s Lucy Cromwell – Teacups Stamp Set and the bunting is from her Bunting Stamp Set. The colouring  uses Copic markers.  The sentiment is from MFT Beary Special Birthday Set. I added some Nuvo  crystal drops in duck egg blue.

Thanks for popping in

Helen

 

 

 

 

 

Baby card – Penny Black Frame

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My final post for the night is a favourite card I have sent to celebrate a friend’s new baby girl.

I just love this Penny Black Ivy Frame wood block stamp. It was one of my first stamps and has been used over and over. The little rabbit, picked up on a throw out table somewhere years ago, is also so cute and much loved.

I am entering it in the Less is More #325 Stripe Challenge.

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The images are water coloured using Tombow pens.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.

Helen

Ballerina

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My next post uses a new stamp I saw and just fell in love with.  This beautiful ballerina comes from the Gabi’s Haute Couture Stamp Set from 49 and Market.  I thought she was so delicate and captured the essence of dancers.

I loved playing with the set and decided to enter this card in the following Challenges – Clean and Simple, Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations – For the Girls, and  Seize the Birthday.

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She is coloured with Copics and with lots of Wink of Stella over her tutu. It’s a shame it doesn’t show up better in the photo.  I coloured the bottom panel and ribbon with the same Copic colour.

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Have a great weekend.
Helen

 

 

 

 

Framed Flowers Die

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I’m back tonight with a couple of different cards I have made recently.

The first is a card I made for the Paper Players #341 Challenge. I’m also entering it in the Seize the Day, Anything Goes Birthday Challenge.  It features the Penny Black Framed Flowers Die, coloured with Tombow markers and mounted on a water coloured Distress Ink background strip which I then put through an embossing folder.  The sentiment came from the Altnew Beautiful Lady stamp set.

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I hope you liked this bright cheerful card.

Thanks for popping in

Helen

 

 

Poppies

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I’m here to post a card I made a few weeks ago featuring the Memory Box Row of Poppies Die.  I water coloured the flowers and added some Wink of Stella to add a bit of glitz.  I decided to enter it in the April CAS Mix Up  Challenge.

untitledI thought it was a very appropriate flower choice with today being ANZAC Day here in Australia.

 

Thanks

Helen

Make a wish…

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I’m back to share this card in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 284. http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.au/

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I had previously used my copics to colour this gorgeous little girl, and decided this was a perfect layout to feature her.  She is a Suzanne Woolcott stamp called Poppy Field. The balloon is from My Favourite Things Sweet BD Wishes.

I hope you like her too.  I just love these character stamps.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great week.

Helen