Make a Wish

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Today I’m sharing a birthday card featuring Uniko products.

After stamping Uniko Spring Botanicals Snowdrop on some grey / green card, I decided to play with my Prismacolour pencils. I haven’t used them in a while.

I white heat embossed sentiments from MFT Celebrate with Cake set sentiments.

Then the Uniko – Big and Bold Wish was used for the eclipse technique, layering it on white card for extra definition.

I still have a way to go with my pencil colouring, but on the way!! 🙂

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

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Happy 9th Birthday Uniko!

Time Out Challenge #182 7th Birthday Celebration

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters Anything Goes

AAA Birthday Challenge Game #22 – A Large Sentiment

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Best Wishes

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Today’s project features Hero Arts products I’ve had in my stash for years.

HA Konnichiwa Lantern images were gold heat embossed and fussy cut.

Two panels of red cardstock were cut and glued together to make a piece 35cm long, scored and folded to make the front and back 12.5 cm wide.

This was randomly stamped with the lanterns using VersMark Ink.

A black circle was die cut and splattered with gold ink, along with the piece on the back panel to hold the gift card. The medallion image from the stamp set was heat embossed and added to the front. (So Lucky to have a Friend like You)

The centre panel had the PB – Special Thoughts Sentiment was gold heat embossed.

The front circle was added and the lanterns added with raised tape along with the ‘best wishes’ sentiment from the stamp set.

The card holder panel was added to the back and strips of gold and black card was added at each end for interest.

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:

A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Anything Goes

Stay Crafty with Hero – Gift Card Holders

Die Cut Divas Fun Fold Time with Hero Arts

Alphabet Challenge – X is for X-tra Folds

Time Out Challenge #182- 7th Birthday Celebration

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

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WWC310 – Marsha’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday along with other new changes to our challenges.

From now on our challenges will run for 2 weeks. That means today’s challenge closes on the 8th of March. So lots more time to join the fun!!

Marsha is the hostess for today’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

May be an image of text that says "SIONS Everything We Celebrate! Christmas, Easter, New Year's, Valentine's, Patrick's Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Canada Day Fourth of July, Hallowe'en, Birthdays, Birth, Wedding, Anniversary, Thanks, Sympathy, Congrats And so many more occasions WWC310 Marsha's Challenge: All About Occasions"

My card features an old wood block stamp ‘Bailey…Hearts Desire” from The Boyds Collection. It was one of my early stamps. I loved all the fun bear images they had.

It was stamped, watercoloured using Tombow markers and fussy cut. Watercolouring is my favourite go for colouring.

The DP was die cut with an old Stampin’ Up punch.

The sentiment in also from an old Stampin’ Up set.

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:

Time Out Challenge #181

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Your favorite Technique

Double D Challenge – Anything with a HEART

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #399 – Any Occasion

Creative Moments Challenge # 209 – Anything Goes

PIP Challenge 2108

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You’re so sweet (PB Saturday Challenge)

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Just a reminder about Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  February’s theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Paper Piecing’).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize – $20 voucher!

Penny Black Design Team

My image is PB – A Present stamp.

This was stamped on the card front and the present was paper pieced. I love the fun you can have using paper piecing!

The little bear was stamped again, copic coloured and fussy cut before being added to the front of the card front.

A heart shape was die cut from behind the image and red card was added.

The sentiment from PB – Sprinkles and Smiles set, was gold heat embossed.

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..

I hope all is going well for you all! Stay safe!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

February TCP Tuesday Challenge #376

Time Out Challenge #181

Double D Challenge – Anything with a HEART

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Favorite Technique

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #547 – CAS

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #399 – Any Occasion

Happy 9th Birthday Uniko!

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WWC309 – Dawn’s Challenge: Anything Masculine Goes

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

May be an image of one or more people, outerwear and text that says "WWC309 Dawn's Challenge: Anything Goes With a a Masculine Twist"

This week, I had more fun paper piecing.

I used TCP – Forget About the Cake, such a fun image.

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The large sentiment is from another birthday set by TCP, and the smaller ‘Forget about the cake Go for the icing’ is from the same set as the image.

The diecut letters are Memory Box Urban Lowercase Alphabet, coloured with a copic pen.

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 #376 – Paper Piecing

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Slimline Card

Less is More Challenge #436 – Colour – Chocolate

Allsorts Challenge Week 611 👨‍🔧 Masculine

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WWC308 – Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions


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

May be an image of text that says "SIONS Everything We Celebrate! Christmas, Easter, New Year's, Valentine's, Patrick's, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Canada Day Fourth of July, Hallowe'en, Birthdays, Birth, Wedding, Anniversary, Thanks, Sympathy, Congrats And so many more occasions WWC308 Tristan's Challenge: All About Occasions"

I was so pleased with the way this CAS card turned out!!

To start, I cut MFT – Photo Booth Strip Die from some scrap card to use as a stencil. I used brown Distress Inks to ink blend the 3 panels ombre style.

After stamping the image (minus the mouse) Docrafts – Hot Diggity Dog stamp set was copic coloured and fussy cut.

I used a heart stencil to add the small hearts and added White pen highlights.

The Sentiment is from Pink Fresh -Floral Frame stamp set.

Finally, the chocolates were added with raised tape.

I hope you liked 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.

Stay safe in these difficult times and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Less is More Challenge #436 – Colour – Chocolate

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Love is in the Air

Allsorts Challenge Week 610 💕Love Is….

Modsquad Card Challenge – All About Love

Time Out Challenge #181

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ModSquad Challenge

Live Love Laugh (HLS Dies)

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We’re back with the new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – February.   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!

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I decided on a CAS card this month. Unusual for me!

I started by making some brown card stock smooching the card with Distress Inks mixed with Perfect Pearls water, and spraying with Tsukineko Walnut spray. IRL it looks really rich brown with a little sparkle.

Once dry, the heart was die cut and then the section die cut using a TIm Holtz Sizzix Alterations die.

The sentiment from TCP was cut from light cream card.

The die cuts were then added to the square card front. This is another soft, shiny cream colour. It is easy to see the difference between the sentiment and background.

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:

Less is More Challenge #436 – Colour – Chocolate

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Love is in the Air

Allsorts Challenge Week 610 💕Love Is….

Modsquad Card Challenge – All About Love

Time Out Challenge #181

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ModSquad Challenge

Just for You (P B Saturday Challenge)

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It’s time for a new challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  February’s theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Paper Piecing’).  I hope you have a chance to join in the fun!

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize – $20 voucher!

Penny Black Design Team

I thought this sweet little image was perfect to have the envelope cut from DP.

The Postage Stamp die was cut in white and the floral panel was added with raised tape, before adding it to a slimline kraft panel.

The white PB ‘Just for You’ Die cut was glued at the top .

The panel was then add to white and then a DP panel before being added to the card front.

I loved the orange paper as I felt it gave a great pop of colour to this small image.

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..

I hope all is going well for you all! Stay safe!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

February TCP Tuesday Challenge #376

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge -February – Flower, Butterflies or Birds

Just Us Girls Challenge #570 – Word Week

Cupcake Inspirations #512-For those we love

Creative Moments Challenge #208 – Anything Goes

CASology Challenge Week 383: ENVELOPE

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #545 WEEK 1 (STAMP ACT)

We Love Chocolate Baroque
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WWC307 – Heidi’s Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes

I was thrilled to have my card selected as Winner over at Time Out Challenge!! Thanks so much to wonderful Design Team. I love their fun challenges!!


Hello and welcome

Today it’s time for a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  Heidi is hosting the Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes. You might notice a slight change of name, but the challenge stays basically the same and maybe easier to join in!

May be an image of one or more people, hair, people standing, outerwear, high-heeled shoes and text that says "WWC307 Heidi's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist"

I had some fun making a CAS card this week, working with MFT – Cozy Companions stamp set. I think the images are so cute!!

After making masks, I stamped the images on a panel and then water coloured them using Distress inks.

The sentiment is from MFT- Bookworm stamp set.

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:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

MFT Color Challenge 158

Time Out Challenge #180

Allsorts Challenge Week 609 🐕 Four legged friends

Just Us Girls #569 – Wild Card “Masking”

AAA Cards Challenge Game #182 One Layer

CAS on Friday Challenge #197 Animal(s)

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Happy Birthday ( HLS -Watercolour)

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Today I’m back with HLS Watercolour Challenge for February, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour.

I started by watercolouring this flower bouquet from HA Make It Personal Stamp Set – Togetherness Flower Bouquet. It was then fussy cut and Wink of Stella gave it sparkle.

I used smooching and spraying on a piece of card using Cosmic Shimmer and Distress Inks to create a soft background with yellows, pinks and touches of gold. It is lovely and sparkly IRL!

Once this panel was dry, I diecut a large heart using XCut Hearts Nesting Dies, and one from vellum.

The card front then had Sizzix Time Holtz Alterations 4 Dies cut in one corner. This was then added to the coloured card and then the card front. The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped along the bottom.

The 2 hearts were layered with the vellum at the back, before adding it the the card front.

To finish the bouquet was added using raised tape.

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:

A Blog Named Hero – Anything Goes

Stay Crafty With Hero – Add a Heart  

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters Create Your Own Background

PIP Challenge 2105

Alphabet Challenge – V is for Vellum

DRU Challenge #162

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