Less is More #472 – Hello (Recipe – Use Vellum)

Hello and welcome

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

I love the look of vellum, so I love this challenge!

After cutting a white square using MFT – Pierced Square Frames die.

On a scrap of vellum, I white heat embossed the image from Hero Arts & SSS Real Flowers Vintage set.

After adding this piece behind the frame, I added another scrap of vellum where I had played with alcohol inks, behind it. (Not too great on its own but perfect as a backing.) It just gives a pretty soft colour behind the white embossing.

This was then added to the square card front.

The daisy from HA – Daisy and Bugs stamp set was white heat embossed with depth added with Tombow pens on the back. The edges of colouring was softened with a damp brush. The daisy was then fussy cut and added to the front.

The sentiment is from the same Daisy stamp set and white heat embossed on the card front. (It was embossed 3 times to give it more impace being white on white.)

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 Hero – It’s Hip to be Square

Snippets Playground

Allsorts Challenge – Week 690/1 

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #436 – Make Your Mark

Sisterhood of Crafter Challenge – Frame It

For You (PB Saturday Challenge)

I was thrilled to have my card selected as winner of SSS Christmas Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone at SSS!

Hello and welcome

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

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I decided to make a fun birthday card today.

This week I decided to make a shaker card.

I started by stamping, copic colouring and fussy cutting the PB Choir Kids stamp by Mo Manning.

The Sizzix Rounded dies were cut several times from card and the top layer from some pretty bright red packaging to form a frame.

The back used MFT- Music Background stamp black heat embossed.

The sentiment is from PB Waddling By 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:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Christmas

Pammies Inky Pinky

Die Cut Divas – Shaped cards

Dare 2B Artsy – August Challenge: Shaped or Fun Fold Cards

Challenge # 275 – Shaped Card (No Squares or Rectangles)

Less is More #471 – One Layer Card (Favourite Flower)

Hello and welcome

Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Favourite Flower – One Layer Card.

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

The sentiment is from There She Goes – Everyday Greeting. Super old)

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:

We Love Stamping – August challenge – In My Garden

My Besties Spanish CHALLENGE #98 AUGUST 2022 – Anything Goes

Little Patch of Crafty Friends

Make a Wish / Birthday Wishes (HLS – Dies)

Hello and welcome

We’re back with a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – August .   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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Today I have a fun twofer! So quick, easy and eye-catching! (The colours are much more vibrant IRL! Sadly, the photo doesn’t do it justice!:( )

After watercolouring a piece of card using Altnew Brush Markers, they were die cut using Altnew -Dog Rose Panel A . Panel B was cut from black card twice.

After gluing the B Panel onto some white card, I inlayed the coloured pieces. It was then layered on black and then a white card front.

The second card used the left over Panel A and had the B Panel over the top before mounting it onto black card.

The 2 sentiments were cut from a scap of the coloured panel using Impression Obsession – Birthday Top Edges Dies.

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:

Seize the Birthday #244- No Stamping

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #435 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils

AAA Birthday Challenge – Game #40 – Anything Birthday Goes

PIP Challenge 2232

Bizzy Becs Blog Challenge – August Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Birthday (PB Saturday Challenge)

I would like to thank the team over at Retro Rubber Challenge for selecting my card as a Top Pick. I really appreciate it.

Hello and welcome

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

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I decided to make a fun birthday card today.

I started by stamping PB – Party Friends cats and Distress watercolouring them. I’ve had this fun stamp set for years (at least 7). So many cute critter images in the set.

I then mounted the panel on black card. The sentiment was from PB – Birthday Bears stamp set.

The sentiment from the Party Friends set was stamped on a die cut using Altnew – Speech Bubbles.

I printed a sheet of music, trimmed it down, mounted it on black and added it to the card front. along with the speech bubble and some musical notes form Taylors Expression – Just a Note dies.

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:

AAA Birthday Challenge – Game #40 – Anything Birthday Goes

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Seize the Birthday #244- No Topping

Retro Rubber Challenge 188 | Anything Goes!

Critter Crazy Challenge #65 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter

Thinking of You (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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I have something a little different today. This piece was made using a Tim Holtz Wildflower Layering stencil.

After I had used the stencil there was lots of ink remaining on the stencil itself, so rather than waste it, I put it over a piece of card and wiped gently towards the openings using a baby wipe to move the ink. The moisture content in the baby wipe worked like water and made this beautiful soft ghost like image on the paper. I was very pleased and decided to make it into a card today.

The panel was then cut using Altnew die and layered on a scrap of vellum before adding to the card 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 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

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #435 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils

Creations in Pink Challenge # 48 – Anything Goes in MAINLY PINK

Bizzy Becs Blog Challenge – August Anything Goes Challenge….