WWC236 – Heidi’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

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Thanks so much to Art Impressions to select my card for an Honourable Mention for my card in the Gotta Gingham Challenge #262.

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Hello and welcome

It’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  Heidi is hosting the “All About Occasions” Challenge.

I hope you can find the time to join in.

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This week I’m playing with another Art Impressions stamp set – Five Whoots Set.

I started by stamping the image and colouring the owls with Distress Inks.

Next I stamped and fussy cut the owls again to make a mask.

After masking the owls, I using Wild Honey Distress Ink, to ink a section behind the owls for a moon. Placing a circle mask over the colour, ensured it remained when the Distress Inks were added to the rest of the panel to make a night sky. Some water spray, white acrylic paint splatters and some sliver pen spots were then added to finish the sky.

After removing the masks, each owl’s hat was  stamped individually on  small piece of check DP, fussy cut and glued over the stamped hats.

The panel was then cut down and added to the card front which has been covered with check DP along with the sentiment strip.

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.

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

 Art Impressions Challenge 262 Gotta Gingham!

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #356 – Anything Goes

Brown Sugar Challenge 292 August 2019

Get Creative Challenge #83 with the theme “Anything Goes/No Twist”.

 

 

 

Welcome to Brown Sugar Challenge #292!

    

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WWC235 – Marsha’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

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Thanks to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge for selecting my card as an Honourable Addict.

Also thanks to CASology for choosing my card as winner of their #350 Challenge – Water.

Hello and welcome

It’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  Marsha is hosting the Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

I hope you can find the time to join in.

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This week my card was another fun creation!

To start, the side panel is masked off and the images from MFT – Otterly Love You set was stamped once on the panel and once on masking paper.

After fussy cutting the masks, they were added over the images.

The SSS Waves stencil was placed over the top and with brushes, Distress Inks was added in different colours.

After removing the stencil, some water spray and flicks was added to give effects.

The MFT Cloud stencil was used above the waterline, again with Distress Inks.

After removing the stencils,  a small wash of lemon was added across the horizon line and the otters and rocks were watercoloured.

The Scrapmatts stencil was then used with Hero Arts white ink to make some bubble.

Wink of Stella was added over the bubbles and the white parts left by the waves stencil.

The panel was then added to the card front.

Working with so many stencils, this card was quick to come together. I was really happy with the way it turned out.

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.

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

AAA Cards CAS Game #147 – Along the Edge + Optional Twist Inspired by a Song

Less is More Challenge #402 – OLC Stencils

CASology Week 350: WATER

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #355 – Photo

TCP Tuesday #360 Challenge-Clean & Simple

               

 

 

 

 

 

WWC234 – Dawn’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

 

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I would like to thank The Cats Pajamas for selecting my card as winner for their August, Clean and Simple Challenge.

Hello and welcome

It’s time for a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. This week is Dawn’s  “All About Occasions Challenge”. So I hope you will find the time to share your work.
Image may contain: textMy card this week is a super quick and lots of fun!

After cutting a panel, it was stamped with The Cat’s Pajamas -‘Up, Up & Away’ stamp set. It was then easy to use Distress Inks to watercolour the kite and add white gel pen dots.

The background was light inking with Kaisercraft ‘Birch’ stencil with some Distress Inks.  As it was such a small area, you didn’t really need to mask.

The sentiment came from W Plus 9 ‘Going Places’ set.

I haven’t made a card this quick for ages!

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

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

TCP Tuesday #360 Challenge – Clean and Simple

AAA Cards CAS Game #146 – Made in Minutes + Optional Twist Summer

Less is More Challenge #401 – Tangerine, Aqua and White

CAS on Friday Challenge #162 – Use a stencil

Inkspirational Challenge #193-Designer’s Choice-Travel

Make My Monday Challenge # 102 – Friendship

 

               CAS on Sunday

       Make My Monday Challenge Blog
      

Let’s get together … coffee date?


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Hello and welcome again

I’m sharing this fun card I made using one of my favourite AI sets ‘Udderly Fantastic’.

After stamping the seated cow  in Momento – Rich Cocoa ink, it was watercoloured with  Distress Inks and fussy cut.

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 stencilled with TCW Mini Well Rounded, then trimmed to size.

My card front was covered with pale gingham DP.

The kraft card was attached to the front on an angle, followed by circles cut with SSS Stitched Circles. The smaller circles were stamped with the sentiments from There She Goes –  Chalkboard Memories set.

The cow was attached with raised tape along with the sentiment circles and calendar.

AI stamps always make me smile.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge 262 Coffee Cards WEEK 2!

Make My Monday Challenge # 102 – Friendship

Just Us Girls Challenge #500 – Trend Week

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Add a Die cut

    Make My Monday Challenge Blog       
    

Happy Happy Birthday

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I was thrilled to have my card chosen to win Modsquad’s  Layer Me Not Challenge.  Thanks so much!

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Wow!  This is 3 posts this week!

My CAS birthday card features  Winnie & Walter ‘ In a Word Happy’ stamp set.

The happy is stamped twice on water colour paper along with a present and balloon from MFT -‘It’s a Mice Time to Celebrate’ set.

They were water coloured with Distress Inks in an ombre fashion. The word ‘birthday’ from the same word set was stamped in grey ink across the last ‘happy’ as well as some small stars and circles from Winnie & Walter Scenery: Big Bang Confetti on the balloon and box.

To finish I added 2 cats of clear Wink of Stella!

Thanks so much for visiting.  I love to read your supportive comments.

Have a wonderful week

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Winnie & Walter Challenge – June/July Color Combo with Heather (Challenge)

Modsquad Challenge – Layer Me Not

TCP Tuesday #360 Challenge Clean and Simple

 

 

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Modsquad Challenge   

 

 

 

Noel (HLS DIES)

 

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Thanks so much to Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday Challenge for selecting my card as Top Addict.

Hello and welcome

Welcome back to an new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – June.  I hope you’ll join in the fun this month!

I can’t believe it – 2 Christmas cards is 2 weeks!!!

Today I had fun with My Monthly Hero kit stamp / die set from January, 2019.

I loved the whole thing when I first saw it, so I couldn’t resist!  I themed the florist shop for Christmas! So much fun!

I started by stamping the shop and coloured with copics before die cutting the outline and window.

The next thing was to stamp, colour and die cut the smaller images (flowers, containers) from the set along with the images from Sizzix Thinlets – Festive Set! ( reindeer, bow, greenery, star and Noel)

It was then only a matter of putting the shaker together.  I added some white glitter and a couple of stars into the well.

The backing piece featured a Cuttlebug EF with some hanging baskets attached.

This shop panel was then added to the card front, covered with Darice brick wall EF, coloured along the bottom to resemble a path.

To finish, I added the reindeer (covered in Wink of Stella) with bow and box of flowers onto the shop and the tall jar with die cut greenery tucked in behind the reindeer.

Finally, I glued the star, flowers and sentiment to the window!

I was so pleased with the way it turned out.

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:

A Blog Named Hero

Dies R Us Challenge #126 – Bright Colors

Brown Sugar Challenge 292 August 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #353 – Holiday

Rudolf Days Challenge 292 August 2019

 

ChallengeChristmasJuly Grab our Badge!

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

 

 

 

Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!

 

 

WWC233 – Karen’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

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Thank you so much to The Flower Challenge Team for selecting my card for Top Pick for the August Challenge.

Hello and welcome

It’s time for a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. This week is Karen’s  “Feminine “Anything Goes Challenge”. So I hope you will find the time to share your work!

My card features one of my favourite flowers, the hydrangeas.  I love their gorgeous colours and their large flower heads covered with small flowers. It is one of my oldest and well used stamps.

I started by stamping the image on a piece of watercolour card, masking and restamping to both to left and right to give the impression of a large bunch of blooms.

These were then watercolured using Distress Inks and Tombow Pens.  Centres used a gold pen.  The panel was trimmed and sprayed with Glimmer Mist to add some sparkle and texture.

I had decided to die cut Birthday using MFT – “Celebration” die set and use the eclipse technique.  However, I decided I like the white look as the image is so busy. Using some white shimmer card, I recut the word and adhered it to the card.

The panel was adhered to dark blue card and then the white card front.

The sentiment was white heat embossed using a section of a sentiment from MFT – Sweetest Somebunny Stamp set.

I love playing with this image.

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

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

The Flower Challenge #35 ‘Use Your Favourite Flower’

Uniko Challenge #54 – Flowers + Optional Die Cuts

Seize the Birthday #171-Flowers

SSS Monday Challenge -Birthday

MFT The Birthday Project Challenge – Borthday Bouquet