Happy Birthday (Uniko)

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Today I am sharing another card using a Uniko stamp.

I have always loved the Spring Botanicals Snowdrop stamp and I had lots of fun playing with a different loose watercolouring of the image, using Distress inks. At first I wasn’t sure but in the end I thought it was ok. I must try it more. I do love the colours.

I thought it needed something soft for a background so the panel could take centre stage, so I used Altnew Leaf Frame Cove die in white card. It was then layered on the card front and then a panel of vellum was added over the top.

The snowdrop panel was then added to the top with fun foam for dimension.

The sentiment is from Uniko – Floral Vines stamp set stamped in 2 Distress inks.

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:

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Week 665 🐶🌷 Hand coloured or paper pieced image

Time Out Challenge 208 – 8th Birthday Special Challenge

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #538 – Anything Goes

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With Love … Baby (PB Saturday Challenge)

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Just a reminder for the February Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Love is in the Air’) 

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Today, I hav another baby card I made featuring the sweet little bear image from PB – Key to My Heart stamp set.

After stamping and Distress no-line watercolouing, the image was fussy cut.

After cutting the front panel, SSS – Building Hearts Stencil was used to create the soft background, along with the garland stamp from the set.

A scrap of stripe DP was added for a border for the bear to sit on along with a strip using a punch.

I loved the sweet images in this set.

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 February Challenge – Anything stamped with the option of wings or tails (no option)

Allsorts Challenge Week 💕 664 “I love….”

PIP Challenge 2207

Crafty Catz challenge #583- Anything Goes

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – February Challenge

HLS February Stencil Challenge

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Let’s Celebrate You

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I had lots of fun making this cute birthday card featuring Colorado Craft – Conga-Line stamp.

After stamping and Distress watercolouring, I used a small local stencil to add the spotty background with Distress Inks and then Wink of Stella.

Birthday cards seem to be on my to do list at the moment.

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 #458 – Birthdays

Allsorts Challenge – Week 663 🌱 CAS with option of Elegance

We Love Stamping Challenge – Anything Stamped with option to add stencilling

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Happy Birthday

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I wanted to play along with the Uniko 10th Birthday celebrations. Here is the card I made for the first challenge.

Uniko – Background Blocks Wonky Stripes was stamped on the front panel and gold heat embossed.

Uniko – Floral Vines Clear Stamp Set was gold heat embossed on a card scrap and after Distress watercolouring, it was fussy cut.

The sentiment from the set was also gold heat emossed on a a strip. This was added across the panel and the florals added down the side.

Such a pretty combination. I hope you like the simple CAS card.

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:

HAPPY 10th Birthday Month Celebrations – Quest 1 The Linky Party

Allsorts Challenge – Week 663 🌱 CAS with option of Elegance

Less is More Challenge #458 – Birthdays

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Anything Feminine (include FLOWERS)

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #423 – Birthdays

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WWC335 – Heidi’s Challenge: Celebrating the End!

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Today I’m back for Watercooler Wednesday. It is with a heavy heart to say that this will be the last challenge from WCW. I have loved working with the wonderful Design Team members and seeing all the amazing creations they and you have created for each of our challenges. It is fitting that Heidi is hosting this Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: Celebrating the End!

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My card features Newton’s Donut stamp set. This is one I loved straight away. My daughter has just had a sweet little kitten join their family, so this image combined 2 of her favourite things – the kitten and donuts!! A winner!!

After stamping, copic colouring (like her kitten) and fussy cutting, I added Glossy Accents over the icing.

Next I stamped Technuique Tuesday large letters and fussy cut them before running them through with SSS – Stitched Whirl Background die to add some interest. I added some inking to the edges.

The background was a pretty colour that worked with the donut, so for interest I stamped some of the sprinkles from the stamp set randomly once in Versamark ink and then in a Disteress ink. Sadly it didn’t photograph well and it’s difficult to see. (Especially when it is sized down to fit the blog post) It’s pretty IRL.

Lastly, I cut the MFT – birthday from a scrap of packaging I loved.

Then it was just a matter of putting it together. I placed the letters to look like the kitten had knocked them over as she swung in the donut!!

I hope it brought 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 for this last fortnight. We would like to thank all you for your continued support and wonderful creations you’ve posted over the years. Good luck and happy crafting!! I’m sure I’ll see many of you somewhere in blogland. 🙂

I look forward to seeing what you create for this our final challenge!

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 – Emboss It

SSS Monday Challenge – Food or Drink

Stamping Sensations February Challenge – Anything stamped with the option of wings or tails

We Love Stamping February challenge Anything stamped with option of stencilling

Inky Paws Challenge #167 – Color Challenge

Die Cut Divas February Challenge: Angle It!

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A special note… (HLS – Dies)

I was thrilled to have my card selected in the Top 5 over at Allsorts Challenge. Thanks so much. I love playing along with their fun challenges.

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I’d also like to thank everyone over at Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenge for selecting my card for an Honorable Mention. So exciting!

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We’re back with a 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 had lots of fun with HA – Bouquet Fancy and Curiosity Silhouette Fancy Dies. They arrived late last year, but I hadn’t had a chance to use them before. I’m sure they will be used a lot now I can see how beautiful they are.

After die cutting, I coloured the die cuts with Distress Inks and then added them to another die cut for stability.

I also cut a white circle using Spellbinders circle die and used second generation stamping to add text from HA- Friends background stamp.

It was then time to arrange the flowers onto the die cuts.

I cut a black circle frame using the 2 closest sized dies from the same set.

Kasiercraft – Texture Bricks die was cut from white card and added to the card front for interest and texture.

The sentiment was from HA – Special Note of Thanks stamp set.

I hope you like this card as much as I do.

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!

Cheer

Helen

Challenges:

Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge #30 – Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations Febrauary Challenge – Anything stamped option of wings or tails (no option)

PIP Challenge 2206

We Love Stamping February challenge – Anything Goes Option add stencilling (no option)

Allsorts Challenge – Week 662 🌹 Anything Goes with option Red Flowers

Die Cut Divas Challenge for February – Angle It!

Time Out Challenge 206 – friend quote

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Sweet Wishes ( PB Saturday Challenge)

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I’m here for the February Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Love is in the Air’) 

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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Prize – a $20 voucher!

Today’s card features a super cute image from PB -Cuddlesome stamp set.

After stamping and Distress watercolouring, I fussy cut the rabbit and butterflies. Wink of Stella was added to the butterflies and some Jelly Roll pen on the ropes.

On the card front a large heart mask overlapping the card front was added so clouds could be stencilled using Distress Ink and MFT – cloud stencil.

The little rabbit was then glued to the front so he looks like he is swinging in the heart. I randomly added the extra butterflies.

The sentiment die is also from Penny Black. It was layered up andhad Wink of Stella added for a little added shine.

I loved this sweet set as soon as I saw it.

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 – Love

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – February Challenge

Just Us Girls Challenge #618 – Word Week

Time Out Challenge 206 – friend quote

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WWC334 – 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 be host for this fortnight’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All About Occasions.

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My card features a stamp from the Australian Company – Paper Rose – Snugglepot & Cuddlepie – Little Things Stamp Set. (Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are characters from a well known Australian story written and illustrated by May Gibbs, first published in 1917.) The illustrations are wonderful featuring the Australian bush!

After stamping, I coloured the images with pencils and fussy cut them.

I then cut 2 circles using MFT circle dies. On the smallest, inked some clouds suing MFT cloud stencil and the sentiment from the set. The circles were then layered on each other.

The card front was covered with yellow and white card. The images were added to the front along with some ribbon and the layered circles.

I thought this card was perfect to celebrate the arrival of twins.

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 in these difficult times and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Angle It

Snippets Playground – Challenge #420 – Ruby’s Memory

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – February Challenge – Hearts or Flowers

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You make me smile

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I am sharing a fun card I made featuring Paper Rose – Teddy with a Bird stamp.

After stamping and Distress watercolouring, I added the bold sentiment from SSS – All About You stamp set.

Such a simple card, but I loved this sweet image when I first saw it.

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

AAA Cards Challenge #207: No Layers + BIG Sentiment

Time Out Challenge 206 – friend quote

Hello …From the Heart (HLS – Watercolour)

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It’s the first of February so I’m back for HLS Watercolour Challenge for February, 2022. As always it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in!

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I was pleased with how bright and happy today’s card is. Just perfect for that special friend for any occasion.

I started by gold heat embossing the Paper Rose – Mandala Ornament stamp. I then used Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Slaty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress inks to paint wet washes of colour to form a rainbow of colours, being sure to wash the colour out to the edges of the panel.

It was then sprayed lightly with Glimmer Mist- Bubbles spray, which has a light blue tinge, to give it a lovely shimmer.

The ‘hello’ die from Paper Rose was cut from the bottom of the panel and from white card.

The heat embossed sentiment is from an old “There She Goes’ stamp set.

The panel was then added to a white card front and the ‘hello’ was layered up with the white and then topped with the coloured die cut.

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.

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

DRU Challenge #186 – Valentine’s/ Love

Time Out Challenge 206 – friend quote

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