WWC279 – Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today it’s our new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday! This week I’m hosting the Challenge – All About Occasions.

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My card features an old Hero Arts – Butterflies stamp (sadly, I don’t know the exact title), silver heat embossed on watercolour paper.

The area was wet and I had fun playing with my Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Dust powders.

Using water and a brush, some of the colour was removed from the butterflies and then clear Wink of Stella was added to give them some sparkle.

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The sentiment is from a new to me Hero Arts – Flower Bouquet Pieces set, also silver heat embossed.

I love the colours on this card and those beautiful butterflies that seem to be flying off the card!! Sadly, the photo doesn’t do justice to the colours and shine! 😦

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 this week!

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

I hope your enjoying some crafty time.

Stay safe and have a good day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Stay Crafty with Hero Challenges- One Layer

A Blog Named Hero – Combine Old & New

Stamping Sensations – July – All Creatures Great and Small

 

 

 

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Have a Beary Special Day

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I’m back to share this fun bear card featuring MFT Birthday Bears stamp set.

The images were stamped, copic coloured and fussy cut.

The background used Distress Inks and brushes to blend.

The banner pieces had small images from a little mini elements set from Fundamentals. stamped in Brilliance Lightning Black in.
The sentiment is also stamped in this ink, but sadly, it didn’t photograph well due to it’s shine. 😦  It’s so pretty IRL!

The elements were then added with a mix of glue and raised tape to make the scene.

Hope it brought a smile!

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

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

MFT – Color Challenge 144

MFT – The Birthday Challenge – Hearty Party

Stamping Sensations -July – All Creatures Great and Small

Double “D” – Stitches Challenge

Sisterhood of Crafters – INK IT UP!

 

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Time to Celebrate (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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I’m back with the new June Penny Black Saturday Challenge! This month the theme is Anything Goes (option ‘Nature’ ).  I hope you have the chance to join in the fun!

This card features the orchid from PB – Happy Together clear stamp set. After colouring with Prismacolor pencils, the image was fussy cut.

The front of the kraft card was then covered with a panel die cut with one of the dies from Sizzix Thinlets in the corner. The orchid was then added to the card front.

The sentiment is from PB Heartfelt 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.

Have a great week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Bright and Cheerful

Double Trouble – Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

DRU Challenge #148 – Anything Goes

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WWC278 – Michelle’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  it is Michelle’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist.

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This week I’m sharing a card I was asked to make for an 80th birthday!

After covering the card front with pink paper, the white die cut was added. It reminds me of the doilies that were used on furniture year ago.

Next  I stamped and gold heat embossed Concord & 9th – Wonderful Florals, watercoloured the image and fussy cut around it.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and cut it into the tag shape and added gold to the edges, before attaching it to the front along with the bow and heart pin.

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 this week!

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:

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #561 Shabby Chic

Double Trouble Challenge #60 – June 29 – July 5 SomeThing, AnyThing, Everything

Time Out Challenge #165

DRU Challenge #148 – Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes Challenge WB 30th June 2020

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Bright  & Cheerful

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WWC277 – Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  it is Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions.

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My card tonight features SSS You Are Pawesome stamp sets.

After stamping the dog, cat, ball and bone images, they were copic coloured and fussy cut.

The background was cut using SSS -Full Card Bubbles die and threaded with some wool before being added to the card front, covered with DP.

The speech bubble was cut using Sizzix Thought Bubbles die and stamped with the sentiment from the same stamp set.

The elements were then added around the speech bubble.

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 this week!

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:

Cut It Up Challenge 202 – The Perfect Pet

Alphabet Challenge – F is for Flora or Fauna

Allsorts Challenge –  Week 577 – Pets

June TCP Tuesday Challenge – Patterned Paper

The Male Room Challenge #139 – Use Die Cuts

Virginia’s June’s “Show & Share”

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It’s Your Special Day (Penny Black Saturday Challenge)

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I’m back with the new June Penny Black Saturday Challenge! This month the theme is Anything Goes (option ‘Spots and / or Stripes’ ).  I hope you have the chance to join in the fun!

This card features PB – Little Dainties stamp and watercoloured with  Distress Inks. They made me think of forget-me-nots, so I chose Blueprint Sketch ink for the flowers and green for the leaves.

I then used the same blue ink to add washes to the background along with some blue splatters.

The sentiment PB – Sprinkles and Smiles was also stamped using the Blueprint Sketch ink.

The panel was die cut using SSS -Frames and the outer scalloped edge washed with Blue to match.

DP  matching with the green on the card was added to the card front.

The panel was then added to the card front using fun foam.

I love working with stamps like this one as I find I can work with them more easily on any kind of project material with any medium, ink or embossing. ( Vellum, watercolour paper, clear acetate kraft card, fun foam and so much more.)

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.

Have a great week!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

As You Like It Challenge – Digi or Rubber (and why)

Penny Black and More Challenge – June – Favourite Stamps

The Flower Challenge #45 Colour Navy + One Other

Seize the Birthday # 193-Watercoloring

Virginia’s Show & Share June 

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WWC276 – Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  it is Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist.

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My fun card features an image from MFT – Warm & Feathered Hugs. This cute little guy was stamped, water coloured and fussy cut!

The letters are cut from white cardstock using MFT Die-namics – Wish die.

The sentiments are from MFT – Bitty Bears and Uniko – Big & Bold – Wish Stamp Sets.

The card front was covered in black card and the letters were arranged down the front replacing the ‘i’ with the owl.

The strip of kraft card fitted under the owl for him to perch on and made to look as though it balanced on the ‘s’ and ‘h’. (I hope it looked that way! LOL!)

A very CAS card for me!:)

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 this week!

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:

MFT Color Challenge 143

CASology Challenge #370 – Father

Alphabet Challenge – F – Fauna or Flora

Addicted to Stamps  and More – Clean & Simple

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WWC275 – Karen’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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Today it’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week  it is Karen’s Challenge: All About Occasions.

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This week’s card features Hero Arts stamps.

To start, Hero Florals  Rose Stem was randomly stamped on card in Distress Ink and added around the edges, before adding it to the card front.

It was then  silver heat embossed, watercoloured in the same colour and fussy cut.

2 Circles were cut from white card using SSS Stitched dies. The smallest was coloured with a cheap alcohol marker in the same colour and then the sentiment from the HA stamp set was white heat embossed.

On a strip of vellum, Hero Arts – Sunburst Bold Prints was silver heat embossed.

This strip was then added to the front.  The large circle was then added with raised tape, then the rose (raised tape again) and finally the small blue circle with a slither cut from the edge so it matches the card front.

I was so pleased with this card.  I just love the blue!

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 this week!

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:

Hero Arts – Stay Crafty Challenge – Sketch

The Flower Challenge #45 Colour Navy + One Other

AAA Birthday Game #14 – Use Vellum

Time Out Challenge #163 – Proust quote

Uniko Challenge #59 – Anything Goes – Optional Twist – Bright & Happy

CIC495- Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – Friendship

Virginia’s Show & Share – June Challenge

 

 

 

May All Your Birthday Wishes …(HLS Dies)

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It’s time for a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – June.   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!

I thought it was time for a shaker card! They are so much fun!

To begin the bear from MFT Birthday Bears was stamped, coloured using watercolour pencils and fussy cut. He reminds me of a big cuddly dad!

The front panel was cut using MFT Blue Print Sketch 26. Then a balloon shape from SSS – balloons Dies.

2 other balloons were cut from vellum using the same set, before colouring them with Copic  markers. When dry, layers of Wink of Stella was added.

Raised tape was added to the back of the card front around the balloon shape ready for adding the sprinkles, before being added to the card front.

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The sentiment was from the Birthday Bears set. Strips were cut using Paper Rose-Ribbons die was cut from white card and coloured with copics.  The sentiment was then stamped and white heat embossed one line at a time.

The bear was added to the card using raised tape and the sentiment strips added.

The vellum balloons were glued in place. I like the way they are semi-transparent just like real balloons!

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:

MFT Sketch Challenge – #492

SSS – Wednesday Challenge – Masculine

PAPERCRAFT BUSINESS CHALLENGE #30 – June – Father’s Day / Male

DRU Challenge #146 – It’s Dad’s Day

Alphabet Challenge – E is for Earth Bound Animal

Uniko Challenge #59 – Anything Goes + optional twist Bright & Happy 

 

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Thinking of You

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My card features Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus gold heat embossed on dark card.

Polychromos pencils added shading and white pen added details.

Hero Art – Special Note of Thanks sentiment was gold heat embossed to finish.

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

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

A Blog Named Hero May Challenge – Hugs from a Distance