Sending Wishes … for a very Happy Day

 

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I want to thank Just Us Girls Challenge for selecting my card as their Chic of the Week for #Photo Week – 546. I was so excited.

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Hello and welcome

I’m here to share a card I made earlier.  I had lots of fun playing with Lawn Fawn – Coaster Critters.

Each of the images were stamped, copic coloured and fussy cut.

The background used Distress Oxide Inks.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn – Dandy Day stamp set.

It looks like such a fun Summer’s day out for all these little critters!!!

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

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 81 – Summertime Fun

Just Us Girls #546 – Photo Week

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Ocean or Beachy

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Challenge 28th July

Double “D” Challenge – Let’s Go To The Beach!

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WWC282 – Fifth Week Anything Goes Challenge

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I am thrilled that Die Cut Divas have selected my card as a DT Favourite for July Challenge.    Arlene loved Santa in his shorts.

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Today it’s our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week is special as it the Fifth Week of the Month, so it’s an Anything Goes Challenge.

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With Christmas in July being in focus at the moment, I decided to make another Christmas card.

I used Art Impressions – Tropical Christmas Set. I love the fun images in this set – so relevant for us here in Australia where we celebrate a hot summer Christmas!

After stamping, Distress watercolouring and fussy cutting the images, I added some sparkle and shine to them.  I started with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for the baubles and lights.  I used my Gelly Roll pen on the chord, hangers and adding detail to the palm tree. The “joy” on Santa’s shirt and the top of his thongs had some red glitter added. Finally, Santas’s sack  was covered in Glossy Accents.

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The beachy background was blended with Distress Oxide Inks.

I didn’t want to make a traditional style scene, so decided to add SSS Ring Frame die to the front to break up the background and allow me to add the images randomly.

The sentiment is from the same set and stamped in Brilliance Lightning Black adding just a little more sparkle! Can you ever have too much?!?!

It’s so difficult to see all that sparkle and shine from a photo!! I’m sure it will bring a smile to someone this Christmas!!

I was really happy with this fun and very different Christmas card!  I hope you like it too.

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.

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge Sparkle & Shine Challenge #287 + Week 2!

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Anything Ocean or Beachy

Double “D” Challenge – Let’s Go To The Beach!

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas – Christmas in July

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WWC281 – Heidi’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today it’s our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week Heidi is hosting the Challenge – All About Occasions.

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I was looking through a box of stamps this week and came across this stamp I had picked up years ago on a throw out table. I loved it, but hadn’t done much with it.  So here it is!!!

After stamping this Docrafts – Tall Urban Stamp Michael Powell (White Christmas), it was watercoloured using Distress Inks.

To complete I added Wink of Stella and my favourite Gelly Roll pen.

IMG_1209 (2)I hope this picture show a little of the shine and sparkle! So difficult to capture!

The sentiment is from an old Verve stamp set – Glad Tidings, stamped in Lightning Black Brilliance Ink.

I do love it and must use it again soon!

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.

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #166 – Peaceful

Less is More Challenge #424 – OLC Christmas In July

TCP Tuesday July #370 Challenge- Christmas in July

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Challenge – Week beginning 21st July 2020. 

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #34 – Starry, Starry Night.

 

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Enjoy Your Day! (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with a reminder for  Penny Black Saturday Challenge! This month the theme is Anything Goes (option ‘Nature’ ).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun! It finishes soon.

My card features the PB Bejeweled Cling Stamp stamped on watercolour paper with Distress Markers, sprayed with water.  I added more definition with Inktense pencils.

The sentiment is from PB Heartfelt stamp set.

The frame was cut from kraft card using spellbinders Nestabilities – Captivating Squares, and the floral panel was added using raised tape.

The off white background card was stamped with PB – Allover Pattern using Versa Mark ink for a pale outline, and added to a square card.

The frame was then added to the front.

Please head over to our blog to  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.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

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

Have a great week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Penny Black and Challenge – More In The Garden

The Flower Challenge #46 Summer/ Winter

Uniko Challenge #60 – In My Garden + optional twist Hot Summer Colours

Inkspirational Challenge #217- Painting or Colouring

Power Poppy – Creative Confetti: Sketch It Out

 

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WWC280 – Kath’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist.

 

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Today it’s our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week Kath is hosting the Challenge – Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist.

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Just for a change, I decided to try my hand at a CAS card. (Not something I do often!)

After cutting a slimline card front, I stamped the images from SSS – Party Like A Panda stamp set.

As the very cute little panda is already stamped black and white,  it helped to make this a super fast card to make.

I then added copic colouring for some bright pops of colour – yellow, fuchsia and grey. The addition of grey also allowed me to add  a hint of shadow on the panda.

To add a little impact, I traced over the black – Party Time with my Gelly Roll pen to give it some glitter, as well as some Wink of Stella on the party hat and confetti! (No surprise I guess!)

I was so 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.

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Less is More Challenge #423 – Fuchsia, Yellow and Grey

CAS Game #169 – Made In Minutes + optional twist Christmas In July ( No option)

Stamping Sensations Challenge – July – All Creatures Great and Small

Stay Crafty with Hero Challenges – One Layer

Allsorts Challenge – Week 580 – I spy with my little eye something beginning with ‘B’

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WWC279 – Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today it’s our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week I’m hosting the Challenge – All About Occasions.

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My card features an old Hero Arts – Butterflies stamp (sadly, I don’t know the exact title), silver heat embossed on watercolour paper.

The area was wet and I had fun playing with my Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Dust powders.

Using water and a brush, some of the colour was removed from the butterflies and then clear Wink of Stella was added to give them some sparkle.

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The sentiment is from a new to me Hero Arts – Flower Bouquet Pieces set, also silver heat embossed.

I love the colours on this card and those beautiful butterflies that seem to be flying off the card!! Sadly, the photo doesn’t do justice to the colours and shine! 😦

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.

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Stay Crafty with Hero Challenges- One Layer

A Blog Named Hero – Combine Old & New

Stamping Sensations – July – All Creatures Great and Small

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Moving parts

Southern Girls ~ Team Lou ~ July Anything Goes

 

 

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Have a Beary Special Day

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I’m back to share this fun bear card featuring MFT Birthday Bears stamp set.

The images were stamped, copic coloured and fussy cut.

The background used Distress Inks and brushes to blend.

The banner pieces had small images from a little mini elements set from Fundamentals. stamped in Brilliance Lightning Black in.
The sentiment is also stamped in this ink, but sadly, it didn’t photograph well due to it’s shine. 😦  It’s so pretty IRL!

The elements were then added with a mix of glue and raised tape to make the scene.

Hope it brought a smile!

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

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

MFT – Color Challenge 144

MFT – The Birthday Challenge – Hearty Party

Stamping Sensations -July – All Creatures Great and Small

Double “D” – Stitches Challenge

Sisterhood of Crafters – INK IT UP!

 

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Time to Celebrate (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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Thanks so much to the wonderful Dies R Us Challenge for selecting my card as one of the top 3 for their Challenge #148 – Winner and Top Three.

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Hello and welcome

I’m back with the new June Penny Black Saturday Challenge! This month the theme is Anything Goes (option ‘Nature’ ).  I hope you have the chance to join in the fun!

This card features the orchid from PB – Happy Together clear stamp set. After colouring with Prismacolor pencils, the image was fussy cut.

The front of the kraft card was then covered with a panel die cut with one of the dies from Sizzix Thinlets in the corner. The orchid was then added to the card front.

The sentiment is from PB Heartfelt stamp set.

Please head over to our blog to  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.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

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

Have a great week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Bright and Cheerful

Double Trouble – Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

DRU Challenge #148 – Anything Goes

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WWC278 – Michelle’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

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Hello and welcome

Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  it is Michelle’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.

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This week I’m sharing a card I was asked to make for an 80th birthday!

After covering the card front with pink paper, the white die cut was added. It reminds me of the doilies that were used on furniture year ago.

Next  I stamped and gold heat embossed Concord & 9th – Wonderful Florals, watercoloured the image and fussy cut around it.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and cut it into the tag shape and added gold to the edges, before attaching it to the front along with the bow and heart pin.

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.

Stay safe in these difficult times and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #561 Shabby Chic

Double Trouble Challenge #60 – June 29 – July 5 SomeThing, AnyThing, Everything

Time Out Challenge #165

DRU Challenge #148 – Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Challenge WB 30th June 2020

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Bright  & Cheerful

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