WWC306 – Michelle’s Challenge: All About Occasions

I would like to thank the team over at House Mouse Challenge for selecting my card in the Top 3! I really appreciate their kindness!!

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week Michelle is hosting the Challenge: All About Occasions.

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This week’s card features Stampendous – House-Mouse Designs – Celebrate Friends stamp set. It has several fun little mouse images.

I stamped 2 of the images, and then the third, I masked the second little mouse that was holding his hand, so that I could use just one.

After stamping, they were watercoloured using Tombow pens is shades of grey.

Each was then cut using MFT – stitched Mod Squares STAX dies.

To add a background to each little panel, I used the small images from SSS – Party Like A Panda stamp set, stamping in black.

The card background used more of the small images from the SSS set as well as the ‘Hurray’ from the House Mouse set, stamped in HA White Ink.

The panel was then trimmed to fit a slimline card and the die cut ‘Celebrate’ was added to the side.

I love the monochromatic look.

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:

HMFMC #331 Anything Goes Option Monochrome

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Art Impressions Challenge – Celebrate with AI

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Create Your Own Background

PIP Challenge 2104

Allsorts Challenge Week 609 🐕 Four legged friends

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WWC305 – Helen’s Challenge: Anything Masculine Goes

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Today it’s time for our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week I’m thrilled to be hosting the Challenge –Anything with a Masculine Twist.

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I had lots of fun this week, colouring this fun image from The Cat’s Pajamas – Take Off. I decided the best way to make it ‘pop’ was to used red and yellow, as I really think it’s a perfect “look at me” colour combo! I just love TCP’s fun images – so much fun and usually a little different!!

After stamping and copic colouring, I stamped the hills, fence, flowers and trees using MFT – Ewe Are the Best, and copic coloured them.

To finish, I sponged ink using MFT – Cloud stencil.

The main sentiment is from another TCP set – For Fox Sake and the small Happy Birthday is SSS – Hello You.

I think this one is super 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.

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge #375 – Think Spring

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Make Your Own Background

PIP Challenge 2103

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Colour Duo & Why

Creative Moments Challenge # 207 – Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Anything Goes

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Fun Times … It’s Your Birthday (PB Saturday Challenge)

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This is a reminder for the first challenge for 2021 over at Penny Black Saturday Saturday Challenge! Our January theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Something New’.  You still have time to join in the fun!

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To-day’s cared features another new fun stamp from PB! (And another non- floral or critter stamp!!!) I just love PB Stamps!

To begin the P – Fun Times Girls was stamped and copic coloured!

The panel then had strips of black cardstock added to the side.

The first sentiment from SSS – Big Birthday Wishes set was stamped along the bottom of the image.

The ‘Fun Times’ sentiment is from the image set and was again stamped on a strip and added to the top of the card front using raised tape.

These girls look to be having a great time together! Spending time with friends is such an important thing for me!

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 and will be sure to check out your blog..

Here’s to a good 2021 for everyone! Take care!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #179

Less is More Challenge #434 – Theme – Fashion and /or Accessories

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #394

Penny Black and More Challenge – Feminine – for a lady or girl

Allsorts Challenge – Week 607 🛍 Something New

Stamping Sensations Challenge – January – Favourite Stamps

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WWC304 – Kath’s Challenge: All About Occasions

I am thrilled to have my card chosen in the Top 3 at House Mouse & Friends. Thanks so much to everyone over at this fun 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 Challenge: All About Occasions.

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This week my card features House Mouse Stamp – Cling Bon Bon Birthday.

After stamping and watercolouring with Tombow pens, the panel was cut using

MFT – Framed Ovals die (3 layers).

I drew in some confetti to match that on the floor on the background.

Three small balloons from SSS Celebration Time dies were watercoloured, along with streamers from Winnie & Walter The Party Confetti Cutaway dies set.

The sentiments come from MFT – Make a Wish and Chalkboard Greetings sets.

After adding DP to the card front, the other elements were added.

This is such a fun 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.  I love to read your comments.

Stay safe in these difficult times and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

HMFMC #331 Anything Goes Option NEW BEGINNINGS

PIP Challenge 2102

The Sisterhood of Crafters -Die Cuts and/or Embossing Folders

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Hello, my friend (HLS Dies)

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We’re back after a break with the first challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – January.   As always, anything goes in this challenge. So, I hope you’ll find time in  your busy life to join in the fun this month!

My card uses a new to me die – Altnew – Leaf Canopy.

Using Altnew inks I blended colour on a panel of card, then added a little Cosmic Shimmer – Pixie Powder – Plum Twist before spraying with water.

Once dry, the leaves were die cut along with the Altnew ‘Hello” die (another new one for me!) There is a lovely shimmer, but it just doesn’t photograph well and looks more like dark spots!

The background was created with grey card die cut with Altnew Layered Medallions Cover Die B.

Altnew Layered Plaid Cover Die A from silver cardstock.

These were layered over a light grey speckled card and then onto the card front.

The leaves and hello were then layered on top, along with the ‘my friend’ (a favourite from Everyday Greeting from There She Goes Stamps), sentiment stamped on a scrap of pink card using grey ink.

Time to head over to our blog to check out the great work by the rest of the Design Team!

I look forward to seeing what you create this month!

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

Have a good day, stay safe and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Altnew – A Touch of Winter for January’s 2021 Inspiration Challenge

SSS Monday Challenge – Anything New or Unused

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything New

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Frame It

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WWC303 – Karen’s Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes

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Today it’s time for the first challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday for 2021!  This week  Karen is hosting the Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.

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This week’s card is a friendship card.

It features the Gina K – Thank You Friend stamp set. The flowers were stamped on some watercolour card,and Distress watercoloured before the panel was heart die cut . This was a new set for me to play with!

The sentiment from the stamp set was added to the side of the heart.

An EF was used to create a background using peart card.

This was then added to the card front on top of a black card panel. The heart was then added.

A sentiment from Mama Elephant – Occasional Labels stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of black card and added to the bottom corner of the card.

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 and that the New Year is a good one for you all

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #396 – Make Your Mark

SSS Monday Challenge – Anything New or Unused

The Flower Challenge #52 Embossing Heat or Dry

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything New

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Frame It

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Life is a Journey … (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

I was thrilled to be chosen as winner of Time Out Challenge – #178! Thank so much to them and to Birch Press!

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It’s time for the first challenge for 2021 over at Penny Black Saturday Saturday Challenge! We begin January with the theme   Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Something New’.  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

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To-day’s cared features a new stamp I fell in love with, PB – The Ride. I just know it is going to be well used as a firm favourite, as I can image lots of other uses already!! I just love PB stamps!!!

After stamping, the image was watercoloured using Festive Berries Distress ink.

A light shaded boarder and the sentiment was added.
I will probably use it as a Birthday card although it could be used for many occasions.

It came together quite quickly just as I had planned. Such a nice change!!

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 and will be sure to check out your blog..

Here’s to a good 2021 for everyone! Take care!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #178

Allsorts Challenge Week 605 🎈Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Something New

Penny Black and More Challenge – Feminine – for a lady or girl

PIP Challenge 2101 A Brand New Year!!!

Stampin’ Sensations Challenge January – Favourite Stamps

Art Impressions Challenge – Resolutions

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Happy Anniversary (HLS – Watercolour)

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After our break, I’m back with the first challenge for 2021 at  HLS Watercolour Challenge for January, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features   watercolour.

To begin the year, I’m sharing this card I made for a friend’s parents to celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary. Such a wonderful milestone. They loved it and I’m thrilled to be able to share it.

I decided to use an Altnew stamp set. I just love their wonderful florals! They are favourites of mine.

I started by stamping Altnew’s – Pen Sketched Flowers on watercolour card and coloured it using Distress Inks (Blueprint Sketch). I love this colour!! I just love these flowers! They are one of my favourites. I never get tired of painting flowers!!! 🙂

The sentiments are from Altnew – Happy Together sentiments and Altnew – Painted Poppy sets.

I added a silver strip down the edge to finish.

This is larger than normal card to allow for the flowers to flow down the card.

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.

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.

Wishing you a great 2021!!!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Allsorts Challenge – Anything Goes

PIP Challenge 2101 A Brand New Year!!!

Stamping Sensations Challenge – January – Favourite Stamps

Penny Black and More Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #396 – Make Your Mark

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