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This is another card featuring flowers from my garden. This time I used Altnew – Enchanted Iris stamp set.

They flowers were stamped in Distress Ink ready for no-line watercolouring using Distress Inks.

The gold die cut ‘Hello’ is from a local shop.

The panel had washes of greens and was layered on dark green card.

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:

Time Out Challenge #193

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die cut Divas Challenge – Watercolour Real or Faux

Altnew – Creativity Inspired: Pair-A-Flower Contest!

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WWC323 – Cathy’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

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

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When I saw the new challenge over at AAA Cards to use a 1 inch strip, I thought it would be fun to play along. I can always use another Birthday card.

I decided to use one of my favourite stamps – Altnew – Persian Motifs. So elegant!

After sketching out the strip and masking the images were stamped in Distress Inks – Blueprint Sketch. The same ink was used to watercolour the images. I love this colour as you can vary the colour tone so easily. (I can’t wait to use the new PRize Ribbon Distress ink which has just arrived!)

To add a little extra I went around some of the outlines with my Jelly Roll pen. I love the little sparkle it gives. So difficult to photograph! 😦

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 for this challenge!

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:

AAA Cards Game #197 – One Inch Strip

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday #221- Option By the Sea

It’s Your Birthday … (PB Saturday Challenge)


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This is a reminder of the August challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is Anything Goes (Optional – ‘Interactive‘).  There is still plenty of time to join the fun!

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As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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Just for fun, I pulled out my Lawn Fawn – Magic Picture Slider dies and the Changer add- on. I bought these a while ago, but still hadn’t used them, so I decided today was the perfect situation. Now I’ve discovered it’s sooo easy, I’ll certainly be making more!!

Next I used one of my old favourite PB stamp sets – Paint the Town. It is a super fun set I’ve used lots, but this particular image has remained pristine until now.

This die set is so easy to use. I watched the LF YouTube video showing how to put it together.

I stamped and copic coloured the crazy painter cat and the pull up sentiment and second cat and then cut out the slider card. I also stamped the bottom section of the sentiment onto the front Add-on frame.

I also stamped and coloured the other 2 little images and fussy cut them.

Once my slider card construction was finished, I stamped MFT Watercolour striped background stamp in black.

The slider section was added to the card front and then the little images were added with foam tape.

I hope my card bring you a smile!!

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 – Add a Sentiment

DRU Challenge #175

Creative Fingers Challenge #213.

ATG Challenge 17th August 2021

Color Crazy Craft Challenge Week 33 – Anything Goes

PIP Challenge 2133

NBUS Challenge #29

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #410

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When I saw the August Challenge over at Waffle Flower, I decided it would be fun to enter!

I have recently purchased this stunning Waffle Flower – Crocus stamp set and was keen to use it. It has become one of my favourite stamps of the moment!

After stamping, I did some no line colouring with copics and then added some Prismacolor pencils to add extra details. It was then fussy cut.

The pot was stamped again on a piece of a coffee box . I just love the colour of the kraft card inside the pack. I then added some copic shading for dimension. After fussy cutting it, I added some yellow and white twine around it.

The front of the card features layers. starting with a base of a scrap of green card, then some purple card and finally a scrap of corrugated card over a small doiley. The corrugated card was added using stamples.

After the flowers were added to the pot, the image was added onto the card front with raised tape. The sentiment from the set was added with washi tape. Another piece was added at the bottom.

Finally, the single flower was added.

It was fun using lots of household items on this card.

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:

Waffle Flower – August 2021 Challenge – Link Party

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Add a Sentiment

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge – August –Favourite Stamps

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 691 – Anything Goes!

Crafty Creations August Challenge (#424) – Anything Goes

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Hello Friend … Just For You

I would like to thank Uniko for selecting my card as a winner in their challenge #66 Flowers.

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Today’s I decided to play along with AAA cards Challenge – using 2 quarters to create a CAS card. I don’t make many CAS cards so thought it was a good chance to make something different and test my design ideas.

I divided the card front into quarters and used Uniko – Floral Vines Clear Stamp Set to go diagonally across each quarter. The images were watercoloured with Distress Inks using some of my favourite colours.

After erasing the pencil lines and masking off the triangles, I used theTim Holtz – Mini Collection Stencil 11 – Stripes to fill in using the same pink Distress ink.

The senitments are from the same set, stamped in Brilliance -Lightning Black ink. I added a little Gelly Roll to go over the little spots and add a few more.

I was really happy with the way it turned out. I really wasn’t sure as I planning it. 🙂

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:

AAA Cards Challenge Game #196 – Two Quarters + optional twist Favourite Colours

Uniko Challenge #66 – Flowers + optional twist Slimline

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Add a Sentiment

Time Out Challenge #194

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 691 – Anything Goes!

Crafty Creations August Challenge (#424) – Anything Goes

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Have a Great Day

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For this card I used 3 panels of card to emboss using MFT – Wavy Coloring Book Background. One in whihte on black card, one in black on white card and a white on kraft. (I love this kaft colour which is really a coffee sachet box!! 🙂 ) I like the tone of it better than lots of the bought cardstock.

The panels were then cut using MFT – Die-namic Hexagons.

These hexagonals were then arranged on a white card front, some using raised tape and others glued flat for interet.

This was then added to the card front with a black edge.

The sentiment is from MFT – All Smiles stamp set.

Finally, I added a few black gloss Nuvo Drops.

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:

MFT Camp Create Day 4: Background Bonanza

MFT Camp Create Day 5 – Delightful Die Cutting

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #409

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Birthday Wishes

I want to say a huge thank you to SSS Monday Challenge for selecting my card for a Designer Spotlight award!! I was surprised and thrilled!!

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On this card I heat embossed the MFT – Wavy Coloring Book Background stamp in white.

I then smooched the a mix of blues and green Distress inks sprayed with Pearlised water to give it a shine. I also used a little watered down white paint. Each layer was heat dried before adding more colour till I was happy with the result. It’s amazing the variety of colour you achieve this way.

The sentiment is MFT – Celebrations dies (4 layers) and Mama Elephant layered over a vellum semi-circle.

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:

MFT Camp Creat Day – Emboss Resist

MFT Camp Create Day – Background Bonanza

MFT Camp Create Day 2: Wonderful Watercolor

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Summertime Blues

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #411 – Make Your Mark

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I would like to thank everyone over at Sisterhood of Crafters – LEAF it to Chance Challenge for selecting my card in the Top3. I really appreciate thier support.

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Hello again

This is my last card for the MFT Camp Create.

This time I used MFT – Leafy Greenery dies to cut leaf shapes from vellum and various pieces of cardstock I had smooched with inks and gold paint.

The circle was cut from glitter cardstock using 2 MFT Circle dies.

The sentiment strip was cut using MFT – Blueprint Sketch 25 and the sentiement from MFT – Birthday Greetings.

After covering my card front with vellum, I attached the circle. It was then just a matter of attaching the arranged leaves. I covered the join of the 2 bunches with a heart cut with a punch.

I loved the way this one turned out with a soft delicate look. A great way to finish my entries into the MFT Camp Create.

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:

MFT Camp Create Day 5 — Delightful Die Cutting

MFI Camp Create Day 2 – Wonderful Watercolor

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – LEAF it to chance . . .

CHALLENGE Up Your Life August Challenge # 138: CIRCLES

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Watercolor – Real or Faux

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Make a Wish … There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Candles

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After ink stamping the candles and flames from MFT – Make A Wish Stamp, they were stamped in embossing ink and clear embossed.

The sentiment was stamped and white heat embossed.

The panel was then ink blended in various blue Distress Inks getting darker towards the bottom.

I then lightly sprayed with Pearlised water to give a different look to the blending and also some shimmer.

The last sentiment was stamped in the Distress ink before being added to the bottom with raised tape.

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:

MFT – Camp Create Day 3: Emboss Resist

The Male Room Challenge – Our 8th Birthday

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Summertime Blues

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #411 – Make Your Mark

Cute Card Challenge 691 – Anything Goes!

WWC322 – Marsha’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Marsha is the hostess for this fortnight’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

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This week I decided to use HA – Lia Griffith Mini Clear – Oh Happy Day stamp set to create a fun background! Who doesn’t like all those sweet things!!

After stampng a mix of images and words, the images were copic coloured and some of the images had Glossy Accents added.

A banner from Pretty Pink Posh – Stacked Edges 1 die set was stamped with a sentiment from the same set and a small one from HA – Alpaca stamp set.

The panel was added to a bright green card and then a black card front.

I hope my card brings you a smile.

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:

A Blog Named Hero – Make a Background

PIP Challenge 2132

Time Out Challenge #194 – Running Stitch Design

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #411 – Make Your Mark

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 691 – Anything Goes!

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