WWC158 – Helen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge


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I am lucky enough to host this week’s  Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 158 – Helen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.


For this week’s male challenge, I decided on another stamp set from Art Impressions – Any Cake Set. After water colouring the faces stamp with Distress Inks, I painted in a basic background before, fussy cutting sections to fit inside the Mama Elephant window die (after removing the centre window panes).

I also stamped the Art Impressions – Cake Promo stamp and a sideboard from an old wood block stamp, I had picked up years ago on a throw out table.

After adding a piece of Designer paper, I attached the window and a cut down section of sideboard and cake with raised tape.

To finish, I added a sentiment die from Simply Dies on fun foam.  I love the way the fun foam adds dimension to a die cut sentiment and helps it to really stand out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team on our blog.


Art Impressions – Anything Goes

TCP Tuesday  Challenge #343 – Animals

As You Like It – Favourite way to add a Sentiment & WHY

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

HLS February Watercolour Challenge



    As You Like It Challenge     

Thanks so much for visiting

Have a wonderful week


Honorable Mentions go to..

Helen, we think the way you made the Any Cake raccoons peek into the living room is just adorable! And we appreciate your no-line coloring, too!



Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

27 thoughts on “WWC158 – Helen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge”

  1. What a terrific collection of stamps you’ve rounded up for this wonderful card Helen. AI stamps are always so much fun. I love these little raccoons, and the scene you watercoloured behind them. You’ve really created quite the scene in the room too and beautifully coloured it. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with our team Helen, you really rock it every time!


  2. Just the cutest male card Helen. Lots of detail here and that cake looks so yummy on that dresser. And now with my DT hat on –
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS for our AG with Dies Challenge. You are so clever!!!

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  3. Your card is fabulous! I really love how you colored the raccoons! They look so cute looking in on the cake. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge on the Art Impressions blog.

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  4. Helen I saw your card and fell madly in love with those adorable raccoons. I suspect they’re more about the cake than about actually celebrating the birthday, but they add so much fun to the gorgeous scene you’ve created. Wonderful colours. Great work!


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