WWC327 – Dawn’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

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

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This card features Hero Arts – Florals Nasturtium stamp set.

After stamping, it was watercolouored using Distress inks.

The panel was then torn along the bottom and the sentiment from the set, gold heat embossed.

I then started layering this panel onto other panels : First to a piece of kraft card stamped with HA – Friends background stamp, with a torn edge. Second to a scrap of dull gold card wrapping paper (glued to a card scrap for stability), with a torn edge.

These were joined at the top with twine with a gold thread through it.

The card front was created with a panel of corrugated kraft card and a panel I created by smooching various Distress Oxide inks and a spatter of gold.

The tags were then added to the card front.

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:

Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #28 – Fall Colors

A Blog Named Hero – Add Texture – Instagram  #ablognamedhero

Allsorts Challenge – Week 646 🍁 Anything Autumn

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #416 – Make Your Mark

PIP Challenge 2142

The Flower Challenge #61 Use a Shape and 5th Birthday

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Happy Birthday (AAA Cards – Guest Designer)

I would like to send a huge thank you to the team over at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge for selecting my card for the Top Sister Award for their Birthday Challenge. I am truly honoured!

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I am thrilled to have been invited to join the wonderfully creative team over at AAA Cards as a Guest Designer for their new AAA Challenge #201 – one – Corner – Optional twist – Boo! I hope you can join in the fun!

For my card I used SSS Beautiful Flowers stamp set. Although this is a large stamp, it is easy to use a section across the bottom corner of the card front.

After stamping I used Distress Ink for some no-line watercoluring. At the end I added some Prismacolor pencil for some extra detail.

I hope you like my card.

Now it’s time to head over to AAA card blog to check out the great work by 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:

Seize the Birthday Challenge #225 Option-Use a Stencil -no option

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Happy Birthday

Alphabet Challenge – N for No Layers

Get Creative Challenge.#106- AG/Opt Twist Holidays No Option

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Happy Bird-Day… to a very special YOU! (PB Saturday Challenge)

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Just a reminder for the new October challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Colour Inspiration – (Pick at least two colours from: Black, Orange, Purple, Green, Red, White & Teal)’)

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As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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I decided to make a quick fun birthday card using pops of all the colours listed!!

After stamping PB – Bird-Day stamp it was watercoloured using Distress Inks and the sentiments from the set added.

The side of the panel was trimmed to leave the paw sticking out.

I was so lucky and found this scrap of DP that fitted perfectly with this crazy cat image! Even the unevenness of the colours seemed to fit I thought!! Hope you do too!! 🙂

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:

Stamping Sensations Challenge – October – Animals, Birds and Bugs

Seize the Birthday – no option

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #416 – Make Your Mark

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Have a Jolly Holly Season

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When I saw the MFT Sketch Challenge this week, I decided I had to enter.

My card features MFT – Winter Songbirds stamp set.

After stamping the images they were copic coloured and fussy cut.

The circles were cut using Spellbinders circle dies from white card and had a vellum circle overlaid.

The images were then glued onto the circles before being added to the black card front. The birds were then added wth raised tape.

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 take care

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 562

MFT – Slimline Challenge – Christmas

MFT Color Challenge 174

Divas That Cut Challenge – Anything Goes

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Just a Note to Say…

I would like to thank the team over at Time Out Challenge for selecting my card as the winner of thier Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge. It is a wonderful honour.

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When I saw the Altnew  “Alphabet Name Game”. I thought it would be fun to enter. With my name starting with a ‘H’ my thought was Heat Embossing. 🙂

My card features Altnew Wonderland stamp.

The large bloom was heat embossed in gold on vellum, while the 2 smaller images were heat embossed on the card front.

Both were watercolured using Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.

Part of the background was stencilled using Altnew – Feeling Dotty stencil.

The vellum panel then had the sentiments from the same set gold heat embossed before adding the strip to the card front slightly overlappying the smaller images.

This card was quite quick to make and I am happy with the results.

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 take care

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Altenew Educators “Alphabet Name Game” Blog Hop and Linky Party.

SSS World Card Making Day

Time Out Challenge #198 – Breast Cancer Awareness

The Flower Challenge #61 Use a Shape and 5th Birthday

AAA Cards Game #200 – Celebrate

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This card features Altnew – Starry Flowers stamp set which was watercoloured with Distress Inks and fussy cut.

The background was ink blended heavier towards the top and middle and some shimmer spritzed to add texture and interest.

The AltnewDiamond Frame Cover die was cut from some dull gold card and the flowers and Altnew – Fancy Hello die cut worked into the frame before being added to the card front.

I was happy with the way this turned out. I hope you like it too.

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 take care

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Altnew October 2021 Inspiration Challenge – Get Inspired for Fall-Themed Projects

SSS World Card Making Day

The Flower Challenge #61 Use a Shape and 5th Birthday

Divas That Cut Challenge – Anything Goes

@altenew_OCTOBER 2021 Challenge by NAthalie
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Thinking of You (HLS – Dies)

Thank you so much to everyone at The Flower Challenge for selecting my card as a winner at their recent Birthday Challenge. I was thrilled at this unexpected honour.

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We’re back with the new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – October .   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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W0w! It’s hard to believe we’re in October already!!

I made this card for some special friends.

I started by stamping Altnew – Hello Gorgeous image in Distress ink and watercoloured using Distress Inks before fussy cutting.

The background panel was cut using Altnew – Pegboard Canvs Cover Die and ink blended with Distress inks. Spiced Marmalade was used to ink the triangle shape. The panel was then sprinkled with water and blotted up to give some interest.

The Sizzix Banner dies were used to cut the kraft frame.

The flowers were then added to the triangle frame and layered on the front panel.

The sentiment is from Altnew – Fragile Foliage set and fussy cut.

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:

SSS World Card Making Day

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge #61 Use a Shape and 5th Birthday

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge – October – Anything Autumn

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WWC326 – Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today I’m back with a new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. I am thrilled to hostthe challenge for this fortnight’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

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Lots of masking to create this floral copic coloured image.

The sentiment is from SSS Big Scripty Greetings stamp set.

I coloured 2 strips for the top and bottom to match the flower colours.

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:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

SSS World Card Making Day

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge – Anything Autumn

AAA Cards Challenge – Game #200 – Celebrate

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #529 Anything Goes

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Celebrate

Wow!! I was thrilled to have my card selected as a winner over at House Mouse Challenge!! Thank you so much to everyone for choosing my little creation. It means a lot to me. To think I wasn’t too sure about this one!! Ha!! Ha!!!

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I have a fun card using Stamplorations – House Mouse Acorn Cup stamp. I could imagine these little mice surrounded by leaves as the have fun celebrating. I’m not sure if it came off. but it looks fun IRL. I found the 3D leaves caused lots of shadows making the card look a little dark and overwhelming the mice!

I iked up a wood block stamp – leaf and watercoloured/ smooched with Distress inks before fussy cutting. They were then scrunched to make them look like dry leaves.

I used MFT – Pierced Rectangle Frames dies to create the kraft frame for the little scene.

The background was a piece I had previously created with lots of inks and splatters of gold.

“Celebrate’ comes from MFT – Make a Wish stamp set.

The mice were then added with the leaves arranged around them.

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 take care

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

SSS World Card Making Day

HMFMC #350 Anything Goes/Add Fall Leaves

Stamping Sensations Challenge – October – Animals, Birds and Bugs

Divas That Cut Challenge – October – Anything Goes

We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge – Anything Autumn

River of Creativity Challenge 6 – Wildlife

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Flower Lantern (PB Saturday Challenge)

I would like to thank Bev and the team over at Uniko Studios for selecting my card as the Winner of their recent Challenge #67. I am honoured to have my card selected from all the wonderful entries.

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It’s time for the new October challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Colour Inspiration – (Pick at least two colours from: Black, Orange, Purple, Green, Red, White & Teal)’)

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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Prize – a $20 voucher!

I chose to use orange, green, black and white on my card for this challenge, as I thought they suited the PB – Flower Lantern stamp perfectly. I’ve had this one for a while but haven’t used it before. I jsut love the shapes on this image.

After lightly stamping with colur added directly to my stamp with Distress Ink pens, I washed over the image with water to get the colours to blend and move. To finish, I continued water colouring with Distress inks, until I was happy with the detail.

I decided to leave it without a sentiment, as I’m not sure of the occasion I will use this one for.

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 World Card Making Day

Allsorts Challenge – Week 644 😊’I love……’ (I love PB images and colouring them)

SSS Wednesday Challenege – Anything Goes

Uniko Challenge #67 – Anything Goes + optional twist Autumn Colours

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Challenge #413

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