WWC198 – Gail’s “All About Holidays” Challenge

 

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Welcome

It’s time for the next Challenge  over at Watercooler Wednesday.  This week it’s Gail’s “All About Holidays” Challenge.  As Christmas is so close, I’m sure we’ll see lots of wonderful entries!
Image may contain: text My card this week is another Christmas card to add to the growing stack.

It features a wood mount stamp from Hampton Art that I picked up a few years ago.  I love the idea of doves / birds on a  Christmas card.  The image was gold heat embossed  on a panel cut using MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitch Square STAX.  It was watercoloured using Delicata Golden Glitz ink and Wink of Stella gold.  This gives it a wonderful glitter and shine that is just too hard to photograph!  😦

The panel was added to a square featuring Craft Concepts – Christmas Vine EF,  a gold square and then to the card front.

The sentiment is another favourite oldie from Print Blocks.

Thanks so much for visiting.

I hope you will visit our blog for some more great inspiration. I look forward to checking out the entries.

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

CFC #213- Shades of Gold

CAS Game #129 – Mostly White

TCP Tuesday #352 Challenge – Winter Holiday

Happy H-Owlidays (Use a Critter)

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Uniko Challenge #50 – Celebrate, optional twist GOLD

 

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Thank you (Paru’s Card Challenge)

 

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Hello and welcome

I’m thrilled to have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the wonderful Paru’s Card Making  Challenge for November!

The theme for November is ‘Thank You’, so I am sharing a card and a tag.

Tonight’s card features Altnew’s “Beautiful Day” stamp set which I have fussy cut after water colouring using Distress Ink. I love the idea of a simple monochromatic look to the image. It contrasts so well with the simple black and white background.

The black background section was cut using MFT Dienamics – Stitched Basic Edges.

The sentiment is Winnie & Walter –  The Big, The Bold and You die set.

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The tag uses one of my all time favourite Penny Black wood mount stamp – Angel News.  It was one of my first stamps.

After water colouring with a combination of Distress Ink and Tombow pens, it was fussy cut and Wink of Stella added for some shimmer.

The tag was cut using MFT Die-namics  Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX and then dry embossed with Craft Concepts – ‘In Stitches’ EF.

The circle die uses Cuttlebug ‘Swiss Dots’ EF, then attached to the fancy circle die cut, (Unfortunately, I don’t remember where it is from), which was added to the tag with raised tape, along with the Angel.

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The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

To finish, I added some sheer ribbon to the top.

I love how this tag came together.  I hope you do too.

Please head back to Paru’s blog to check out all the great inspiration and join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Have a great weekend

Helen

Challenges:

Card:

Dies R Us Challenge #109 – Giving Thanks

Cupcake Challenge CIC458 Reminder–Poppy Stamps

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Mood Board

Brown Sugar Challenge #284 November 2018 – Thankful

Tag:

Penny Black and More Challenge – November – Make someone smile

PBSC November – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Anything but a Card’…More Inspiration!

Dies R Us Challenge #109 – Giving Thanks

Die Cut Divas – Anything Goes

 

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WWC197 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

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Hello and welcome

Today it’s time for a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. This week it’s  Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.  So hopefully, you’ll find the time to join in.

Image may contain: one or more people and textLike many crafters, I have ended up with quite a few rolls of washi tape in my stash.  So when I saw Art Impressions challenge required washi tape, I then had to decide how best to use it.

I decided to die cut 3 stars using MFT Die-namics – Star STAX and cover them with strips of tape added them to the card front, along with a strip of tape down the side. 

After watercolouring and fussy cutting images from Art Impressions – Kangaroo Mouthful Stamp Set, they were added to the card front.

I must admit, I was really pleased with how bright card the card turned out.

 

Thanks so much for visiting.  Don’t forget to check out the great cards the other Design Team members have added to out blog.

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge 245 Washi Tape WEEK 2!

CAS on Friday Challenge #146 – use washi-tape on your card

Die Cut Divas – Anything Goes

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WWC196 – Heidi’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

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It’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Artists’ Club.  

This week Heidi is our hostess for our “All About Occasions” Challenge.

Image may contain: text that says "Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Baptism, Birth, Thanks, Sympathy, Retirement, Congrats, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's, St. Patricks Day, Hallowe'er en WWC196 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge"
For my card, I played with a new Poppy stamp from Gina K Design set – ‘Through Thick and Thin’.  I just love poppies and have always enjoyed painting them.
I started with a panel cut using Cutplorations – Wonky Rectangle Dies.
The base painting used a combination of Tombow Pens and Distress Ink markers.  When dried, I repainted with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder – Lava Red.  This gives the flower a lovely shimmery, metallic look.
I used  Ranger Cpper Embossing Powder to heat emboss the flower centre and sentiment from Honey Bee ‘Smile’ stamp set. I love this sentiment for a special birthday card.
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This picture shows the lovely shimmer a little better (I hope!)  So pretty IRL!

Thanks so much for visiting. Please head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.  I look forward to seeing your take on the challenge!

I hope you can enjoy some crafting time

Helen

Challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 493 – Poppies and/or the colour red

CAS(E) this Sketch #297

The Flower Challenge #26 ‘A Special Occasion’

Less is More Challenge #384 – Metallics

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Anything Goes

 

 

The Flower Challenge

 

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Happy Birthday Layered Scene

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I would like to thank Art Impressions for selecting my card for an Honourable Mention.

Welcome back

Tonight, I’ve had some fun playing with Art Impressions Circlet Mini Tryfolds – Birthday Circlet. I love to play and see how I can change up the original stamp.

To begin, I stamped the 2nd and 3rd layer on some card and copic coloured using bright colours, then restamped in Brilliance Lightning Black Ink and fussy cut.  I also restamped the birthday banner so it could be raised up in the front.

Next was die cutting Winnie & Walter The Part Confetti Cutaway and some small balloons from SSS Celebration Time set. These were also copic coloured.

The card base is WeR Memory Keepers EF and the window uses SSS Stitched Squares and was raised.

The window, cake and balloons were all attached with raised tape. The balloons, streamers, cake, candles and presents have some Wink of Stella added, along with some Cloud9 Design Rain Dots.

 

I was really happy with this bright, happy, fun card.  I hope you do too.

Thanks so much for visiting

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #317 – Make Your Mark

 

As You Like It – Favourite – Monochrome or Rainbow? ( I love bright colours especially for birthday cards!)

Seize the Birthday Challenge #154

Die-Cut Divas Challenge “Anything Goes”

Dies R Us Challenge #108 – Stitched dies

 

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WWC195 – Charlotte’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

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Hello and welcome

It’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week it’s Charlotte’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge!
Image may contain: one or more people and textThis week, I watercoloured  Altnew’s Springtime Azalea set.  After colouring, I added some of the details with the layered stamps and then fussy cut them. I did add some clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shine but it doesn’t show well in the photo.

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The flowers were arranged around the circle die cut from a stitched die cut panel. Dark green cardstock was added to the back leaving a small border.

The sentiment from Honey Bee Love You stamp and Altnew  Adore You set were gold heat embossed in the circle.

This set is one of my favourites and so easy to work with.

I hope you will visit our blog to see the wonderful creations from our Design Team and to link up your creation.  Good luck!

Happy crafting

Helen

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #317 – Make Your Mark

Altnew November 2018 Inspiration Challenge!

The Flower Challenge #26 ‘A Special Occasion’

Less is More Challenge #383 – Dimension

Dies R Us Challenge #108 – Stitched dies

 

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Harvest Berries – Thank You

 
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Hello and welcome

After visiting Papertrey Ink  Make It Monday with Dawn McVey, I’ve had some fun playing with some acrylic paints (Kaisercolour – Sea Breeze and Silver) to create the background for this card, as well as a strip for the sides.

The next thing was to stamp Papertrey Ink Harvest Berries onto die cut white card. First in Delicata Silver ink and the second silver heat embossed.

A stitched strip using Paper Rose die was then heat embossed with the sentiment from an old There She Goes Stamp set – Sweet Pea.

The die cut leaves were then arranged above and below the strip using various heights of raised tape.

This panel was then attached to the background and card front and finished with some gems.

I was really pleased with the way it turned out.  I took some photos at various angles to try to show the lovely sheen the whole card has.

Thanks so much for visiting

Have a great week

Helen

Challenges:

Papertrey Ink – Make It Monday #341: Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds

CFC #211 – Inspiration Photo

Time Out Challenge #121

Paru’s Card November ’18 Challenge – Thanks You

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #316 – Anything Goes

Art Impressions Challenge 244 Lots of Layers WEEK 2