It’s your day … Celebrate!

 

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Hello and welcome

I have had lots of fun playing with this card.

To begin, I stamped images from Art Impressions sets – Flaunt It, Kangaroo Mouthful and Birthday Circlet.

After Copic colouring, I die cut circles using SSS Stitched Circles and fussy cutting some of the images. I also added Wink of Stella to add some shimmer and shine.

After adding DP, I adhered the circles in various heights to the fron.t.

The sentiment is from AI Party Girls.

I just love Art Impressions stamps.

Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to comment.

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge 266 Use Circles!

Simon Says Stamps – Art Impressions STAMPtember 2019 – Exclusive Collaboration

Simon Says Stamps Work It Wednesday August / September – Celebrate

The Cats Pajamas Tuesday September #361 Challenge – Layer It Up

 

 

WWC240 – Kath’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

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Hello and welcome

Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week Kath is hosting the “All About Occasions” Challenge.  That gives you lots of scope, so hopefully you’ll find time to share your creations.

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Today my mojo has left the room sadly and I had a real struggle to get going on my card.  So many ideas but none were working the way I wanted!!  😦    I finally restarted and here is my card! LOL!!

I decided to work with an Autumn colour pallet, very different for me.

Finally, I finished this watercolour floral card featuring Concord & 9th – Hello Lovely Stamp Set heat embossed on watercolour paper with Ranger Copper EP and distress watercoloured. The background wash and some splatters used a wash of Dusty Concord.

The panel was  then trimmed down and added to some green paper.

Next was heat embossing the banner and sentiment from Concord & 9th Banners & Blooms Stamp Set, which was fussy cut and adhered to the card front using raised tape.

To finish, I added some small coloured gems to the flower centres.

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:

Stamping Sensations -An abundance of Flowers

Uniko Challenge #55 – Anything Goes + Optional twist Autumn

Concord & 9th -Simon Says Stamps STAMPtember – Exclusive Collaboration

Simon Says Stamps Work It Wednesday – August – September 2019 – Celebrate

Crafting by Design – September Anything Goes

 

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WWC239 – Helen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

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Thanks so much to Addicted to Stamping and More for selecting my card for an Honourable Mention!

Hello and welcome

This week over at Watercooler Wednesday, I am hosting the Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

It offers lots of scope for participating! I hope you can find the time to join in.

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My card is a card / gift card holder.

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To begin, I stamped the MFT Birth-Yay image onto cardstock with black ink.

It was then coloured with copics.

After masking the image, as well as both sides to leave a strip for ink blending.

I then cut down the LHS of the image down as far as the hippo, taking care to fussy cut around the tortoise and monkey.

A strip of black card was added under the front of the largest section of the panel front.

This was then added to a black panel, only adhering around the outside and across the edge of the smaller section and horizontally from the hippo. This way the card stays in place and doesn’t fall out.

The sentiment is also from the set, but I stamped the first part parallel to the image and then the “YOU” across the top of the ink blending.

Lastly this was added to the card front.

I think this image is soo cute!!!

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:

MFT – The Birthday Project Challenge – Gift Cards

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #359 – CAS

Allsorts Challenge – Week 537 – Anything Goes with a Twist

Brown Sugar Challenge #293 – September 2019 – Anything Goes

Inkspirational Challenge 195 – Crop

Your Next Stamp Challenge #122 – Celebration

CAS Game #149 – Up to One Third + Optional Twist An Inlaid Die

MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

 

     

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WWC238 – Tristan’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

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Hello and welcome

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

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I hope you can find the time to join in.

This week I’m sharing a diary I have painted. I love thinking of other uses for my stamps and also love painting with acrylics.  Each year I paint diaries, notebooks, paper block and other items as I find they make perfect presents. (And I can personalise them too!) At Christmas I take orders  too.

Sorry for the odd shape of the photo, but I hadn’t realised that it happened when I stood the diary up for photographing. By the time I realised, I had given it away. It looked great IRL.

To begin, I clean the front of the diary (or item) and stamp with Hero Arts white ink. This one was Hero Arts –

Then with various acrylic paints, I begin to paint in the design. It often takes about 3 or more coats to get the depth, highlights and concentrated colour I’m after.

Once thoroughly dry, I add 2 coats of Jo Sonya matt varnish.

I love how they all  turn out and seeing everyone using and admiring their very personal diary! I feel it is a similar idea of moving away from papercrafts as Lee Ann Webber’s stamping on a T-shirt does.

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:

A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Stretch Your Stamps 

Modsquad Challenge – Anything But A Card

 

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Enjoy your day 2

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Thanks so much to Art Impressions for selecting my card for Top Spot on their Watercolor Stamping Challenge.  Also thanks to Modsquad Challenge for selecting my card in the Top 3. I really appreciate your support!

Also to the wonderful Design Team at Die Cut Divas for selecting my card as a DIVA FAVOURITE! Michelle love this beach scene by Moments of Crafting

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Hello and welcome

My post tonight is a card I made using Art Impressions stamps.

It started with stamping the 3 main images from the Circlet Mini Tryfolds – Lighthouse Circlet after removing the borders. They were then water coloured with Distress Inks. I used some white acrylic paint to add some extra details to the ocean and the waves crashing up on the rocks.

The little boy comes from AI Little Boy Set, again stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Distress inks. It was then fussy cut.

A circle border was cut using 2 Spellbinders Circle Dies from kraft card.

The border was added to the main panel, before being added to the card front along with the little boy.

The sentiment is from Penny Black – Heartfelt.

I could sit watching the waves like this little guy forever! What about you?

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 265 Watercolor Stamping!

SSS Art Impressions STAMPtember® 2019 Exclusive Collaboration!

Die Cut Divas September Challenge – Free Time Fun

Dies R Us Challenge #128 – Nature

Inkspirational Challenge 195 – Crop

Modsquad Challenge – Create a Scene

Addicted to Stamp and More Challenge #358 Holiday

Make My Monday Challenge #104 Use Shapes on Your Card

 

 

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Smiles (HLS – Dies)

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I would like to than 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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WWC237 – Michelle’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

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Thanks so much to Sue over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge for selecting my card as her favourite pick!

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Hello and welcome

It’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday.  This week it’s Michelle’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge.

I hope you can find the time to join in.

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This week I had lots of fun playing with Penny Black’s ‘Tea Time’ stamp set.  I just love PB images.

I started by stamping the image in Antique Linen Distress Ink on to some water colour paper. I decided the cup was a bit plain, so I searched through my stamps till I found some tiny flowers from Altnew’s ‘Moments In Time’

Altnew’s water colours were used for watercolouring with the addition of  some pencil for a few final details. Wink of Stella was added to the aqua parts of the cup and saucer and gold Jelly Roll pen was added to the rim of both as well as the flower centres and the dots on the sentiment.

After stamping the sentiment above the cup, the image was cut using the second largest MFT ‘Jumbo Fishtail Banner’ die.

The front panel was a neutral cardstock stamped with Penny Black’s ‘Trailing Beauty stamp using Hero Arts White ink.

Once this panel was attached to the top fold card front, the banner was attached on 3 sides. The top was left open so you could add a gift card or a tea/ coffee bag before sending it to a friend.

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:

Penny Black and More -September – Animals

PSBC August – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Water and/or Watercolour’…More Inspiration!

Dies R Us Challenge #128 – Nature

Die Cut Divas – Summer Party with Di’s Digi Daisy Fun

Art Impressions Challenge 265 Watercolor Stamping!

Allsorts Challenge Week 534/5 – Feminine

Cupcake Challenge – Food and Drink.

 

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Wonderful You (HLS – Watercolour)

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with a card for HLS Watercolour Challenge for September 2019 with an optional twist of TROPICAL!  However, anything  watercolour is just fine.

I wasn’t quite sure which direction to take with the “Tropical”  twist.

After a bit of fun playing with Brusho and Cosmic Shimmer Powders, I finally decided which way to go.

I started by gold heat embossing Darkroom Door – Fallen Leaves stamp and began to add the powders till I was happy with the effect. I then finished with a light spray of Perfect Pearls water for some extra sheen.

When it was perfectly dry, I cut the ‘Wonderful’ word die from Concord & 9th – Wonderful Florals Die,  once from the panel and one from some dark green card.

The embossed panel was attached to a card front and the green letters inserted.  A double green frame from Altnew’s ‘Fine Frames Cover Die’ was added around the letters.

A macaw from Kaisercraft ‘ Pina Colada’ was stamped and gold heat embossed, before being coloured with Zig Real Brush Markers and fussy cut.

This was added with dimension tape onto the front, along with the word ‘you’ from SSS Believe set.

The photo doesn’t really do justice to the lovely sparkle and mix of colours on the leaves.

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.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for visiting. I really appreciate you taking the time.
Happy crafting
Helen
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