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Welcome

I love this Penny Black stamp – Tulip Bouquet, which was one of my first stamps (wood mounted) and it has featured on so many cards over the years.

This simple one layer card is a wateroloured version with a lovely sentiment from Altnew.

Challenges:  Flower Challenge – 1st Birthday – #13 – Use Your Favourite Flower, Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour –  Anything Goes, Happy Little Stampers CAS – one layer and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday – Thinking of You.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for your visit

Helen

 

 

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Photo Frame – Collage

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Hi there

This post is a little different as it features a photo frame / insert stamped with Distress Inks in Autumn tones used for both blending and water colour stamping.

It features stamps from several different sets including Stampin’ Up – En Francais background and Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection.

Challenges:  Simon Says Stamps – Monday – Not a Card, Winnie & Walter – WCMD 2017 | Anything But a Card Challenge with Kelly, Uniko – Autumn / Fall and Mix It Up Challenge #6 – Anything Goes with optional Watercolour.

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Thanks

Helen

Unicorn – Happy Birthday

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This is a very special shaker card featuring Simon Says Stamps – Magical Birthday stamp set.  I had a piece of watercoloured card left over in my stash, but because it was a bit bright, I used the Bokeh effect using Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink, followed by some gold ink splatters.  I was really happy with the way it finished up. The images are coloured with copics and then Wink of Stella  (clear and gold) for that extra shine.

I popped up the MFT frame with fun foam and filled it with various stars and sequins. The 4 is  MFT number die set.

Challenges: Winnie & Walter – WCMD 2017 Rainbow Color Challenge with Lea, Just Us Girls #415 – Window or Peek-a-Boo Card, Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes,  The Cat’s Pajamas –  A Bit of Sparkle and Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – with a gold twist.

 

        

See you next time

Helen

 

Wishing You the Joys of Christmas

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Hello Everyone,

This is one of my first Christmas cards featuring Papertrey Ink –  Year of the Flowers – Poinsettias. They are stamped and watercoloured in gold Delicatta Ink on both card and on vellum.  I bought this set years ago, but it is still one of my favourite stamps.

I stamped one large and two small on white card and one large and two small on Vellum, then fussy cut and layered them onto the front of the card. (The top small flowers have only the inner row of petals).  The sentiment from Kaisercraft is stamped inside the card, using Brilliance Lightning Black Ink, so it can be viewed through the die cut window. The dies are from a set called Simply Dies form Catchy Crafts.

Challenges:  Addicted to Stamps and More – Holidays, Just Us Girls #415-Window or Peek-a-Boo Card, Paru’s Card Making – A Touch of Gold, Winnie & Walter- WCMD 2017 | Lovely Layers Challenge with Keren, Happy Little Stampers October Watercolour – Gold Twist and Christmas Challenge without the twist and The Cat’s Pajamas – A Bit of Sparkle.

           

Thanks

Helen

 

 

 

Celebrate – Stars Background

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These cards came about as I was in need  some male cards.

My cards feature several stamps from different sets to form a bright and rather busy  background. I finished  them with stars die from Poppycraft and Celebrate from My Favorite Things which I layered up with some coloured fun foam.

Challenges:  Winnie & Walter – WCMD 2017 –  Variations Challenge with Shay and Winnie & Walter – WCMD 2017 | Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri.

  

Till next time

Helen

 

Leaves – Thinking of You

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Welcome friends

Tonight I’m hereto share a card using a strip of stencilled Distress Ink, with a few water splatters for interest.  The leaves are Bo Bunny Lovely Leaf Dies coloured with Distress Inks and a light covering of Delicatta gold ink.  The sentiment is form Kaisercraft – Greetings.

Challenges: Modsquad – Fall Fest, WCMD 2017 – CAS Challenge with Heather H., WCMD 2017 –  Stenciled Challenge with Kate, Inspired by All the Little Things #67 – Photo, Uniko Challenge #43 – Autumn/Fall with Optional Twist of Halloween, AAA Cards CAS Game #100 Sketch and Simon Says Stamps _ Wednesday  – Thinking of You..

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Thanks so much for checking in

Helen

 

Happy Birthday – Leaves

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Welcome

My card tonight features MFT leaf dies.  The background was the result of some fun playing with Distress Oxide Inks with layers of smooching and finishing with some gold paint flicks.

IRL the colours are really pretty.  It’s just a shame they have bleached out a bit with the flash.  😦

Challenges: My Favorite Things – #MFTWSC353, Modsquad – Color Me Fall –  RUST, ORANGE and GOLD, CAS Watercolour – Fall Leaves, Glitter N Sparkle – #260 – Fall   / Autumn, Paru’s Card Making – A Touch of Gold and Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies and Happy Little Stampers Watercolour with a twist of gold. I’m also entering it in the Simon Says Stamps – Happy World Card Making Day Challenge.

  Modsquad Challenge   This Weeks Challenge  Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017  

Thanks for stopping in

Cheers
Helen