Believe in Your Dreams (Time Out Challenge Guest Designing)

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Thanks so much to Brown Sugar Challenge for selecting my card in the Top 3 for their December Challenge. I am thrilled to have my card selected.

My card has also been selected byPenny Black Saturday Challenge – December (Optional Sparkle & Shine) as a DT Favourite.  Thanks so much Helen!  I really appreciate it!

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Hello and welcome

Today I’m thrilled to have been invited to be a Guest Designer over at the wonderful Time Out Challenges.  This challenge is kindly sponsored by STAMPlorations.

The theme this time is an Inspired by Words Challenge.  These special words are perfect for starting a new year.

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My card features Penny Black Slapstick/ Cling stamp – Spontaneous Joy.  I did some no-line watercolouring  using Distress Inks Festive Berries and Gansai Tambi watercolours. To add a little sparkle, I used pearlized water for my colouring.

To finish I added some black Prismacolor  pencil in the centres and some gold and clear glitter pens for the dots in the centre.

The SSS Believe sentiment was heat embossed using Black Sparkle EP. It’s such a shame your can’t see the sparkle in the photos, as it is so pretty IRL.

I added some black and gold spatters to finish.

After trimming I added to a square card front and added 3 clear gems at the bottom.

I hope you will have time to participate in this great challenge!
Be sure to stop by the Time Out blog and see all the amazing design team creations!
I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great day




Penny Black and More Challenge – Flowers

PBSC December – Anything Goes…Optional ‘Sparkle & Shine’!

Brown Sugar Challenge # 296 – December 2019


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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.

23 thoughts on “Believe in Your Dreams (Time Out Challenge Guest Designing)”

  1. oh this is a joy Helen, we are so pleased to have you as GD. What an amazing card. I just love the arty feel to this-the splatters add to this feel. As you know I love your water colouring and have saved your instructions for me….but I could never make a beauty like this! We are so happy to have you as our GD x


    1. Hi Sandie

      I just thought I’d let you in on a little secret!  When I finished colouring my card, I heat embossed the ‘believe’, but as it was w/c paper with uneven texture, some of the large grains of the glitter EP flew off when heated- I forgot to heat from the back first!!!  I had thought about adding some splatters, but it was then decided they had to be black, so then I balanced with some gold!!!  I think I’m an expert at fixing mistakes (as I make many!).  LOL!!!


      Helen xx


  2. Such a gorgeous card, Helen. Your watercoloring is just beautiful, and I love the way you did the centers. The spattering looks wonderful. It’s so great to have you with us as Guest Designer. Thanks for joining us!


    1. You are so very kind Stephanie! Your kind comments are very special. I always love looking at your wonderful creations! I’m thrilled to be joining you this month! Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy 2020! 🙂 🙂


    1. Your very kind comments have made my day, Joyce! Thanks so much! I really appreciate the opportunity to join you at Time Out. I always love to see your wonderful creations! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2020! 🙂


  3. Wow….This one stopped me in my tracks, Helen! It’s stunning! Fabulous coloring and card! Thanks for joining us in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Hope to see you back again. Hugs, Lynda Joy


  4. What a treat to see you card Helen, welcome as our guest and thank you for this beautiful inspiration. I love your coloring, it’s just amazing.


  5. I can imagine the sparkle on your lovely Poppies and it’s one of my favourite PB Poppy stamps. Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.



  6. Simply beautiful, Helen … every little element! Fantastic no-line watercolouring and delicious detailing in the centre of the flowers. Love how the scripty sentiment mimics the curvy poppy stems … such a great sense of movement, enhanced perfectly with the delicate splatters! Delighted to have you inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Time Out … thank you! Wishing you Christmas joy … and a blessed 2020! Hugs, Anita 🙂


    1. Your beautiful comments have made my day, Anita! Thanks so much! I am thrilled to have been invited as a GD for the wonderful Time Out. I always love checking out what you make for each challenge. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a great 2020! Hugs!! 🙂 🙂

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  7. Lovely card. Your colouring is so beautiful. I would never had known there were any ‘mistakes ‘ here. Beautiful result.


    1. Your lovely comments have made my day, Christine! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my card! I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful day! Wishing you all the best for a great 2020! 🙂 🙂


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