Merry Christmas Kittens

Hello and welcome

I’m sharing a card I made for Newton’s Nook Holiday Theme Challenge.

It features Newton’s Christmas Kittens stamp set.

The image was Distress watercoloured, fussy cut and added to the front of a circular shaker.

The die cut is Pink Fresh – Scallop Circles.

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

Stay safe and enjoy the holiday season

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Inky Paws Challenge #187 – Holiday Theme

Allsorts Challenge – Week 704 – Wings and/or Tails

Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Christmas or Winter

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – November Challenge – Anything Goes

KAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #639: ALL OCCASIONS

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Peace, Love & Joy -(PB Saturday Challenge)

I would like to thank Elle over at Ellibelle’s Corner Wednesday Challenge for selecting my card as Top Pick Twist (Seasonal Simplicity) for her November Challenge. I am honoured to be chosen from such a wonderful range of cards.

Hello and welcome

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

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I had fun playing with this beautiful PB – Tweet Wreath stamp.

After stamping, it was watercoloured using Distress inks.

Once it was dry I outlined the leaves in gold using Gansai Tambi set. (So pretty but a little difficult to see in the photo )

The sentiment is from PB – Sweet Sledder 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:

We Love Stamping November Challenge – Christmas

Allsorts Challenge – Week 703 Option – Leaves 

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – November Challenge – Anything Goes

The Card Concept #184 – {Merry Christmas} I was inspired by the gold and green of the Christmas tree.

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge # 128 – Anything Christmas Goes

Christmas with the Cuties Challenge No #65 “Oh bring us some figgy pudding” 

Less is More #478 (Happy Birthday – Have a Relaxing Day)

I would like to thank the team over at Time Out for selecting my card for an Honourable Mention for their Inspiration Challenge. The recognition is greatly appreciated.

Hello and welcome

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

This will be the last challenge of the year. It will also include a DT Call for 2023.

My card features this sweet image from MFT – Always Bring A Smile stamp set.

It was watercoloured using Distress ink.

I added some light ink blending around the image.

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!

I would like to wish you and your families a very happy and safe season.

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

MFT Color Challenge 200

Allsorts Challenge – Week 703 

Time Out Challenge 227 – Photo Prompt

Sweet Stamping Challenge – Birthdays 

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #638: CAS

For a Special Couple (HLS – Dies)

Hello and welcome

We’re back with a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – November.   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!

The Memory Box – Catalina Wreath was layered onto the kraft card front.

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:

Die Cut Divas Challenge- Anything Goes

Merry Christmas (Retro Rubber Challenge)

Hello and welcome

I am thrilled to be invited as Guest Designer over at Retro Rubber Challenge

Their exciting new challenge is “Ombre”! Such fun!!

I had lots of thoughts about how to work with ombre as there are so many choices available.

Finally, I decided on

On a sheet of card I made an ombre wash using Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in Lava red as it gives such a wonderful shimmer and shine to the card.

I then cut a MFT – Rectangle Peek-a-Boo window.

On a scrap of card I stamped the images from MFT – Beary Special Birthday set, and watercoloured using the Pixie powder and some Tombows, before fussy cutting them out. This is a very old set from MFT but one of my favourites. (Who doesn’t see a cute teddy in a box as the perfect gift under the tree!!)

A piece of vellum was placed behind the window before adding the cute little bear.

The sentiment is gold heat embossed SSS – Merry Christmas die.

Play along and link up HERE!

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

Stay safe

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Stamping Sensations November challenge – Christmas

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Christmas Image or Animal (and why)

We Love Stamping November challenge Christmas

Allsorts Challenge – Week 701 Sparkle and Shine

MFT Slimline Challenge – Christmas

Less is More #177 -Joy to the World

Hello and welcome

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

I had fun playing with Pixie Powders in purple, blue and a touch of red to create this lovely watrcolour panel. It was then splattered with gold. I love all the wonderful sparkle and shine you get.

The panel was cut using Sizzix – Big Moorish Label die.

The gold heat embossed sentiment is from a very old block stamp from Print Blocks Australia.

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:

SSS Monday Challenge – Christmas

Allsorts Challenge – Week 701 Sparkle and Shine

AAA Cards Game # 227: Anything CAS goes

Divas the Cut November Challenge – Anything Goes

You Brighten My Day (PB Saturday Challenge)

I would love to thank Bizzy Bec’s for selecting my card as winner of their November Anything Goes Challenge. A huge honour.

(Such a beautiful card, we just loved your choice of colours for your girl and your background stamping and embossing is lovely.  This card would sure brighten someones day)

Hello and welcome

I’m back for the November Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Embellish’)

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I started playing with PB – Trailing slapstick stamp. After stamping with various shades of orange, I heat embossed the image in clear and then watercoloured using the same colours in an ombre effect for the background. I was just playing so wasn’t sure it would look any good. In the end, I was happy with the look and decided to use in for today’s card!

I used Distress inks to watercolour PB Christmas Wishes girl, before fussy cutting. I thought she was perfect to be looking up at the Autumn leaves. Always good to find another use for a Christmas stamp!

Both were then added to a kraft card front.

The sentiment is from PB – Special Thoughts 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 – Thanks/Thanksgiving

Time Out Challenge 226 — Words

Double D – Thankful~Blessings~Grateful Challenge

Bizzy Becs Challenge for November – Anything Goes

Thank you (HLS – Watercolour)

Hello again

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

My card features a very old set I picked up on a throw out table years ago. IT is from Papermania – Just to say – Thanks stamps. I just love this beautiful image.

After water colouring with Distress inks, it was added behind a frame usiiing MFT – Pierced Circle Frames.

The background is Altnew Scallop Cover die in white over a pale blue card front.

The simple little Thank you sentiment is from the same set.

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

Time Out Challenge 225 – Thankful

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #656 Thanksgiving

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #441 – Make Your Mark

Die Cut Divas Challenge- Anything Goes