Merry Christmas (Retro Rubber Challenge)

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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.

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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

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Less is More #177 -Joy to the World

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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

Less is More #476 ( For You)

I would like to thank everyone at AAA Cards for selecting my card as Runner Up in their Thankful challenge. I really appreciate your kind support.

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 – Stencil Challenge.

I decided to use this elegantPenny Black – Verdant stencil. It was ink blended first in yellow, then orange and finally red distress inks, and then repeated back down to yellow to get a smooth blend.

To make it stand out, after cleaning the stenci, I placed it back over the flowers and added VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder. This gave it a lovely shine.

The sentiment in from an old mini set from Sara Coyte.

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:

Allsorts Card Challenge – Week 699 -Colours of Autumn

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #440 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils

PIP Challenge 2242

Game #226 Sketch + Thankful

HLS October Stencil Challenge

Hope Your Day is Filled with Surprises (HLS – Dies)

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We’re back with a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – October.   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 had lots of fun creating this sweet Slider card. It uses some of my favourite techniques – watercolouring, die cutting and shaker elements!

After cutting the MFT – Slider Surprise die, I lightly watercoloured the centre slide up panel. When dry it was stencilled using MFT – Stars stencil in clear embossing paste sprinkled with fine Diamond glitter.

The MFT – Sweet Surprise stamp was stamped, Distress watercoloured and fussy cut. I added some Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents and Gelly Roll pen to added shine and detail. The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on black card. The bottom section was then added to the front slider panel, so it stands up when the slider is pulled up.

I cut another backing panel and ink blended it before stamping a sentiment from MFT – Count the Stars. It was then added to the card front.

Raised tape was added around the edge of panel to form a border for the shaker elements.

Glitter and sparkles were added to the centre, before a piece of clear acetate was added across the top to seal in the contents.

The top panels were then added on top.

Great to see the slider finally pull up to reveal the fun shaker elements and sentitment.

Finally the black strip sentiment was added.

A fun card for a special girl.

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 – Watercolour

AAA Birthday: Game #42 – A Favourite Technique

HLS October Birthday Challenge

Less is More # 175 (Happy Birthday…at least you’re not as old as you will be next year)

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Happy Saturday everyone. It’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Recipe – OLC Draw your own Frame Challenge.

I love these fun character images from The Cat’s pajamas.

After stamping itwas Distress watercoloured. Watercolouring is my favourite technique.

The sentiments are from The Cat’s Pajamas and Penny Black – Birthday Humor

I decided to draw a straight frame..

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:

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – One for the Guys (Masculine)

AAA Birthday: Game #42 – A Favourite Technique

HLS October Birthday Challenge

Just for You (PB Saturday Challenge)

I am thrilled to have my card selected in the Top 3 in the AAA Birthday Card Challenge. Thanks so much to the team for selecting my card.

Hello and welcome

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

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I had fun with ink blending using Distress inks for this card.

The leaves use PB – Leaves die set, the sentiment is PB – Just for You die and the banner is Paper Rose – Banner 1 die set (cut from vellum).

I love the bright happy colours that really pop on the black background.

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:

Die Cut Divas Challenge – Watercolour

Double D Challenge- Things that Fall

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #631: ANYTHING GOES

AAA Birthday Challenge – Game #41 – Moodboard

SSS World Cardmaking Day 2022

Just For You ( HLS – Watercolour)

Hello again

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

My card features House Mouse stamp – Dream Flower stamped and watercoloured with Distress Inks.

The background is a panel that was smooched with a mix of inks and sprays to get a shine.

The sentiment is from Altnew Label Love stamp which was gold heat embossed.

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:

HMFMC #375 Anything Goes Option something with WATER

SSS Wednesday Challenge -AnythingGoes

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #631: ANYTHING GOES

SSS World Cardmaking Day 2022

Less is More #474 – If friends were flowers I’d pick YOU!

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 – Friendship Challenge.

For my I chose this fun Stampingbella – Uptown girl Pippa loves to Plant stamp set.

After stamping, it was wateroloured with Distress Inks.

The sentiment in 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.

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:

Krafty Chicks Challenge -#630 All Occasions