Coffee Date?

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When I saw the latest Challenge over at the 2021 SPRING | SUMMER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP, I decided I had to play along.

My card features an image from AI – Girlfriends stamp. I made a mask to remove the large cake and party hats from the image when I stamped it.

I die cut the coffee cup using MFT – Dienamics Coffee All Day set. I stamped Gina K designs – A Year of Borders across the cup and copic coloured them. A strip of coloured card was added around the middle stamped with part of a sentiment from Gina K – Whimsical Wildflower Frame stamp set.

After copic colouring the AI image, I added the large coffee cup to replace the cake.

A piece of kraft card (I used some old packaging) was randomly stamped with images from Flourishes – Mix-N-Mugs set, SSS Coffee Hour and stenciled with TCW Mini Well Rounded, then added to the card front and the image panel.

The circle sentiment from SSS – Coffee Hour finished the card.

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen
Challenges:

2021 SPRING | SUMMER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP!

PIP Challenge 2112

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #401 – Make Your Mark

Through the Craftroom Door Challenge – Anything Goes Week Beginning 23rd March

MIUCB #47 – Anything Goes + Inlaid Die Cut

SSS Monday Challenge – Whatever the Weather (Friends are important)

KCC #552 ALL OCCASIONS 

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Thinking of You (Time Out Challenge)

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I am thrilled to have been invited as Guest Designer for the newest challenge over at Time Out. The challenge is “to get you out working in the garden!”

I love the garden, so this is a perfect challenge for me. My thought was a garden trellis with flowers cascading over it. This month’s challenge is sponsored by Altnew, so it was an easy decision on which stamp company to use.

I started by stamping Altnew – Pen Sketched Flowers in Distress Inks and watercolouring them in a mix Distress Inks. They were then fussy cut.

The navy blue card front was stamped randomly with Altnew – Fragile Foliage in white ink.

Altnew – Layered Plaid Cover Die A was cut twice from white card and overlaid to give a more filled in trellis.

The flowers were then added to the trellis – some on top and some woven through it, before being added to the card front.

The sentiment is from Altnew – Inked Lotus set.

I had lots of fun making this one.

I hope you will join in the fun at Time Out. Don’t forget to check out the wonderful creations by the amazing Design Team.

I would like to say a huge Thanks to Time Out Challenges for having me as their Guest Designer!!!

I look forward to seeing what you create!

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:

Altnew March Inspiration Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Spring/Easter Mood Board

Uniko Challenge #64 – Signs of Spring + optional twist Easter

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge – March – I Love…

Through the Craftroom Door Challenge – Anything Goes Week Beginning 23rd March

HA – Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #21 – Bring on Spring

Allsorts Challenge – Week 616 🌷Spring Flowers for the first day of Spring

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WWC312 – Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions


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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. I have the pleasure to be the hostess for today’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

My card this week features Newton’s Nook – Christmas Kittens stamp. I love trying to find different way to use my stamps. It was good to be able to use this one for a different occasion. Just perfect!

After stamping, it was copic coloured and fussy cut.

3D EF from We R Memory Keepers was used to make the background panel, which was added to another panel bordered with copic colour used in the image, before adding the card front.

A strip of coloured card and one of a sparkle tape were added to the front below the cats which were added with raised tape.

The SSS Birthday Die cut and Winnie & Walter – The Party Confetti Cutaway Die cuts were added to finish 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 in these difficult times and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #144

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #401 – Make Your Mark

PIP Challenge 2112

Time Out Challenge #183

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Week Beginning 23rd March

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge – March – I Love…

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From the Heart (PB Saturday Challenge)

I was thrilled that my card was selected for an Honorable Mention over at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge! Thank you so much to everyone for selecting my card.

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

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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Prize – a $20 voucher!

My card features PB Slapstick stamp – Demure. I love PB stamps as there are such wonderful images!

I decided to do this card a little differently. Instead of colouring the flowers on the card, I coloured them and added them on top of the image.

To start, stamp once on the card front and once on a piece of scrap card.

The flowers were watercoloured with Distress Inks. The second set of flowers were fussy cut and layered over the card front flowers using raised tape to give a 3D look.

Gold ink was added along with splatters.

The panel was then layered before being added to the card front.

The sentiment is from an old set from the Everyday Greetings stamp company.

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:

Allsorts Card Challenge – Week 616 🌷Spring Flowers for the first day of Spring

Time Out Challenge #183 – Be Different

We Love Chocolate Baroque – March Challenge – I Love…………..

Stamping Sensations Card Challenge – March – Monochromatic

Uniko Challenge #64 Signs of Spring with Optional Twist Easter

PIP Challenge 2111

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WWC311 – Kath’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Kath is the hostess for today’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All Things Feminine.

Don’t forget our challenges now run for 2 weeks! So lots more time to join the fun!!

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Today’s card features an old Hero Arts Poppy stamp, white heat embossed and Distress watercoloured.

HA Sunburst Bold Print was white heat embossed on vellum, and layered over strips of yellow and white cardstock.

The poppy panel was added with raised tape and the sentiment from HA Togetherness Flower Bouquet stamp set was heat embossed over Wild Honey Distress ink.

I love this old stamp.

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 have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

A Blog Named Hero – Florals

Allsorts Challenge Week 614 🌼 Use Yellow

PIP Challenge 2110

Stamping Sensations Challenge – March – Monochromatic

Seize the Birthday #209- 3 Shades of Green – no toppings – anything goes

HA Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #21 – Bring On Spring

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Happy Birthday (HLS Dies)

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We’re back with the new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies- March .   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 love shaker cards as well as slimline cards, so this month, I decided to combine them featuring Poppy Stamps – Woven Circle Ring die.

I went for an elegant black and white design.

The white flower is Poppy Stamps – Ragged Daisy using 3 layers for dimension.

The black panel was added to the white card front using fun foam for more dimension.

The “Happy” is a single layer from Stamplorations and the “Birthday” is 4 layers to match the black shaker panel.

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:

PSC#78 SHAKE IT UP!

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Beautiful Blooms

Stamping Sensations Challenge – March – Monochromatic

DRU Challenge #164

Die- Cut Divas Challenge – Slimline cards- March with Our Sponsor, Sunny Studios

PIP Challenge 2110

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It’s Your Special Day ( PB Saturday Challenge)

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

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:

Prize – a $20 voucher!

My card features PB – Tulip Queue, watercoloured wtih Distress Inks.

The panel was trimmed and added to black cardstock leaving a narrow edge.

The card front was covered with some stripe DP.

PB – Border Edges die was used to cut some white card and added to the bottom of the card front.

The tulip panel was then added to the front layered on piece of fun foam for dimension.

The sentiment from PB – Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set was gold heat embossed on black card and added to the front.

To finish, I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops – Pink Champagne.

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:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Beautiful Blooms

AAA Birthday Challenge -Game #23 – Patterned Paper

Time Out Challenge – #182

DRU Challenge #164

PIP Challenge 2109

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Hello and welcome

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

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:

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Prize – a $20 voucher!

My card features PB – Tulip Queue, watercoloured wtih Distress Inks.

The panel was trimmed and added to black cardstock leaving a narrow edge.

The card front was covered with some stripe DP.

PB – Border Edges die was used to cut some white card and added to the bottom of the card front.

The tulip panel was then added to the front layered on piece of fun foam for dimension.

The sentiment from PB – Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set was gold heat embossed on black card and added to the front.

To finish, I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops – Pink Champagne.

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:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Beautiful Blooms

AAA Birthday Challenge -Game #23 – Patterned Paper

Time Out Challenge – #182

DRU Challenge #164

PIP Challenge 2109

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #398

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Happy Birthday

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Today I’m sharing a Distress ink watercoloured card featuring WPlus9 – Kind Soul Stamp set. This is such a beautiful image.

The sentiment is from Verve – Birthday Phrases. I kept it small as I didn’t want to take away from the flowers.

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

Wishing you a great 2021!!!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Allsorts Card Challenge – Week 613 👗 Feminine

Less is More Challenge #437 – One Layer Card – Flowers

Time Out Challenge #182

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Beautiful Blooms

Sisterhood of Crafters Card Challenge – Anything Goes

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Happy Birthday – You are…. (HLS Watercolour)

I was thrilled to have my card selected as Winner over at Uniko Studio – Celebrating 9 years Challenge! How exciting!! Thanks so much, Bev!!

My card was also selected for an Honorable Mention over at Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone for selecting my card!!

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Today I’m back with HLS Watercolour Challenge for March, 2021. This year it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in!

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This card came together so well, I was amazed.

Using Uniko – ‘You Are, Yes You Are’ stamp set, the flowers and leaves were stamped randomly over a slimline panel.

These were loosely watercoloured using Distress Inks.

Words from the set were again stamped randomly using Brilliance Lightning Black ink.

Pink, green, white and gold was splattered across the panel.

It was then added to the card front, along with a piece cut using MFT Stitch Triple Peek-a-Boo Window & Edge die cut.

The larger sentiment comes from an old set which might be from PB, but not sure and the ‘You Are’ from the stamp set. Both stamped in the Brilliance ink.

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.

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Happy 9th Birthday Uniko!

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge #182- 7th Birthday Celebrations

MFT Slimline Challenge – Birthday Wishes

Allsorts Card Challenge – Week 613 👗 Feminine

Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenge – Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters Card Challenge – Anything Goes

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