Less is More #470 -Butterflies – Happy Birthday

Hello and welcome

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Butterflies.

I chose a butterfly image y from HA – Antique Engravings stamp set, heat embossed, Distress watercoloured and fussy cut.

For a background I die cut HA – Jungle Frame Fancy Die which I watercoloured with Distress inks and trimmed to a smaller piece before adding to the card front.

The sentiment is from HA – Togetherness Flower Bouquet stamp set.

To finish I added the butterfly to the front.

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.

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:

Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: July Challenge – Another Year Older

Allsorts Challenge – Week 687 ūü¶čButterflies /Bugs ūüźě

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Enjoy Every Moment

I would like to thank Diane over at Newton’s Nook for selecting my card as her Inky Favorite! (Helen F.¬†shows amazing creativity with limited summer-themed NND products.¬† She creates a beach scene in which her lady from the¬†Sips & Stories¬†stamp set can enjoy looking out while sipping a cup of coffee.¬† She adds amazing details to make this an amazing beach bungalow including a kite from the¬†Delightful Doxies¬†stamp set and flip-flops using the¬†Beach Bum Thongs¬†freebie.¬† Such a relaxing scene!) Much appreciated!

A big thank you also to the team over at Pammies Inky Pinky Challenge for selecting my card for an Honorable Mention. Thanks so much!

Hello and welcome

This week I couldn’t resist combining the Challenges over at Newton’s Nook and Time Out as I could combine 2 of my favourite things – the beach and books.

I started by stamping the images from Newton’s Nook – Sips & Stories stamp set, Distress watercolouring and fussy cutting, along with the kite from NN – Delighful Doxies stamp set and the Freebies – Beach Bum thongs.

As I didn’t have many NN stamp sets, I decided to make a beach scene through the window.

To add to the beach theme, I also used some old wooden cube images from local Queensland stamp company which has sadly closed. I love the cute little beach images and hoped they looked like book pages or covers.

The background features Darice brick Embossing Folder.

I used Mama Elephant – Window die.

The bench seat uses a Cuttlebug EF using a scrap of packaging.

The sentiment is from NN – Porch Swings Friends stamp set.

I had lots of fun putting together this cute little scene.

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge 218 – Words

Newton’s Nook – Inky Paws Challenge #178

PIP Challenge 2230

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

DRU Challenge #197

A Sunny Hello (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

I’m back with a reminder for the July Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Spots / Stripes’)

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I was lucky enough to get this sweet PB stamp – Beach Baby from my wonderfully crafty friend Therese from Lost in Paper and fell in love with it.

After stamping and copic colouring, I fussy cut the top section and attached it to a panel which had the sun rays stecilled on it.

To keep with the theme of spots & stripes, I added spots to her swim suit and beach sand and stripes to her hat ribbon and towel.

The sentiment is from PB – Sunny Days stamp set.

As I didn’t have any wider navy stripe ribbon, I cut a piece of navy card from a piece of packaging and added a scrap of navy stripe ribbon in the centre before attaching it to the card front.

To finish, I added some die cuts using Memory Box – Seaside Treasures cut from another scrap of packaging.

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:

As You Like It Challenge – Warm or Cool Colours & Why It is Your Favorite

(I tend to often use more cool colours, but then I do love to use the warm colours too. Strangely, I find I use yellow less than any other as I sometimes struggle with them. In this fun scene, I kept mostly to the cool colours but then had to add the warmth of the yellow to add to the feeling of a warm sunny day at the beach.)

Cut It Up Challenge 256 – Summer Lovin’

We Love Stamping Challenge – Anything Stamped – option Hot Sunny Colours

Alphabet Challenge – Holidays (Christmas is beach time here in Australia!)

Less is More #469 – Colours (Traditional Christmas) – For You

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Colours (Traditional Christmas)

Today I chose a wood block stamp from Penny Black – Gift Tower, copic coloured.

Using MFT Postage Stamp dies, I cut one from white card and one from gold glitter scraps (from last year’s crackers)- mid size and smallest.

The image was trimmed to fit onto the frame and layered up on the gold piece.

The smallest one had the senitment from an old Docrafts – Winter Wishes mini stamp set added before layering on the gold piece.

The pieces were added to the card front at different angles for interest.

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.

I look forward to seeing what you create!  Good luck!

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.

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:

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes – Option Gold

MLCCB #45 Anything Christmas Goes

The Holly and Ivy Challenge # 119 – Anything Christmas Goes

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Christmas in July

Snippets Playground Challenge #432 – Christmas in July

You’re a Star (HLS – Dies)

Hello and welcome

We’re back with a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –¬† Anything Goes with Dies – July . ¬† 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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The background for today’s card is where I had played with some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders. I love the way playing with these powders turn out.

SSS – Stacked Stars die cut along with the sentiment from SSS – You’re a Star die was cut from some scrap silver holographic card from some packaging and were added to the card front. (I decided to trim the sentiment so it reads – You Star)

So simple but very eye-catching!

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 and stay safe!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Hello (Stamping Sensations GD)

Hello and welcome

I’m thrilled to be back as Guest Designer for the July Challenge over at Stamping Sensations. The theme is Summer Flowers! How wonderful!!

The challenge is open from July 3 to 24th. I hope you can play along.

My card features Altnew Paint-A-Flower: Sweet Pea stamp.

I started by stamping the sweet peas on a piece of card and watercoloured using Distress Inks.

The sweet peas were white heat embossed twice on velum.

All pieces were then fussy cut.

I added some light Speckled Egg Distress Ink sprayed with a little water on Altnew – Enchanting Vines EF. It gave a lovely soft look to the background, before being layered on the card front.

The flowers were then layered over the embossed background.

Altnew’s Hello die cut was added at the end.

I have always loved sweet peas.

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:

We Love Stamping July Challenge

Crafty Friends Challenge 157 for July – Embossing Wet or Dry

Bizzy Bec’s July Challenge – Anything Goes

Just for You (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

I’m back with the July Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Spots / Stripes’)

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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This fun challenge gave me the opportunity to play with fun, new to me stamp – PB -Cheerful stamp. Love the fun arsty look featuring both spots and stripes on these leaves!

After stamping the image in black, it was Distress watercoloured in bright, fun colours.

I then added white pen, jelly roll glitter pen and clear Wink of Stella to the c images.

The sentiment comes from PB – Just for You stamp 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:

Less is More #468 – Emboss – Thinking of You

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at¬†LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Emboss.

Today’s card is very simple yet elegant featuring MFT – Spring Wreath Stamp, gold embossed and watercoloured using pencils.

To finish I added a strip of narrow double sided tape and heat embossed in gold.

A useful card for many occasions.

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.

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:

Love To Craft Challenge – Yellow Wild Rose Diary

 Hello again

I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team over at  Love to Craft! Challenge. They have another  LTCCB #69 challenge this month where Anything Goes. The challenges goes for 6 weeks. So for this challenge #69 for July/Aug 2022 

My project is one of the diaries I painted for this year. Every year I take orders for diaries and other painted items. They make great Christmas gifts.

It features yellow wild roses. They were hand sketched and painted with acrylic paints.

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. Remember is can be anything creative!!!

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Surprise – It’s Your Birthday (HLS – Watercolour)

Hello again

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

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Today’s post uses this fun stamp from Docraft’s Hot Diggity Dog by Andrea Jayne.

Once again, it is one of my old favourite sets!  So much fun to play with!

The main image is stamped and watercoloured using Distress Inks and panel is cut using Cutplorations – Wonky Rectangle Die.

The Sentiments come from Altnew ‘Birthday Bash’ and SSS ‘Big Birthday Wishes’.

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: