Wishing you a Happy Birthday (HLS- Watercolour)

I would like to thank the team over at Sisterhood of Crafters for awarding my card Top Sister in their May Flowers Challenge. I am honoured! It means a lot.

Hello and welcome

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

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My card features the Altnew – Clematis stamp.

Once stamped, I watercoloured it using a mix of Distress inks and Tombow pens.

I framed the panel using Altnew – Fine Frames Cover Die.

The sentiment is from Altnew – Breezy bouquet stamp set.

I love the way these frames allow the blue flowers to pop!

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:

Time Out Challenge 212 – Spring

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – April Showers Bring May Flowers

PIP Challenge 2217

Your Next Stamp Challenge #183 – Flower Power

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Less is More #463 – Have a Totally Purrfect Day

I would like to give a huge thank you to the team over at Sisterhood of Crafters for selecting my card in the Top 3 in their Slimline Challenge.

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

My card features Colorado Craft – Keep Growing stamp set. I love these fun images. I can see my daughter’s cat doing just this!

After stamping it was watercoloured using Zig Colour Markers.

The sentiment is one of the great sentiments in the stamp 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:

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Slimline Cards

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #608: CAS

Seize the Birthday Challenge – option Signs of Spring

AAA Birthday Challenge – Game #36 – Critters

You’re so Sweet (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

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

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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My card features another of my favourite PB images – For Goodness Sake stamp . Looking at this little scene it could be used for many occasions including Easter. I just love Penny Black’s sweet images as well as watercolouring, so this card is perfect. Even though I love floral and cute, I like to change it up. This time I decided to go with Cute!

The sentiment is from PB – Sprinkles and Smiles set. This stamp is sooo cute. I love f

Along the top and bottom, I added a scrap of blue gingham DP and a strip of red. The sentiment is from PB – Sprinkles & Smiles 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:

PIP Challenge 2215

Double ‘D’ Easter Challenge

Stamping Sensations Challenge – April – “I love…”

We Love Stamping Challenge – April – Favourite stamps

A You Like It Challenge – Floral or Cute (and Why)

With Love (HLS – Dies)

Hello and welcome

We’re back with a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – April .   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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I had a scrap of card where I had played with some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders. I love the way playing with these powders turn out. You can never truly predict how it will look when its dry. A favourite thing to use!

I always loved the way the colours went on this piece, so decided it was time to use it. I chose Kaisercraft – Fancy Bottles dies. I thought the colours suited the beautiful glass decantors you can get. A little gold card finished the stoppers.

This card used up so many of my scraps. I used small strips of gold to go behind the die cut border as well as for the stoppers. Great to use them up.

The sentiment is from a little local company, cut from another scrap of gold card. I layered it up twice.

I hope you like it too.

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:

Classic Design Challenge 6th Birthday Challenge April # 4

Snippet Playground Challenge

PIP Challenge 2214

Less is More #462 – Occupations

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

My card features the fun Stampingbella – Uptown Girls Chanel the Chef stamp, copic coloured.

The sentiment is from MFT – Celebrate with Cake stamp set! This is perfect for a birthday.

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 Wednesday Challenge – Happy Birthday

Classic Design Challenge 6th Birthday Challenge April # 4

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #426 – Make Your Mark

PIP Challenge 2214

Love & Hugs (HLS – Watercolour)

Hello and welcome

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

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I started by stamping the daisy from HA – Daisy and Bugs stamp set 3 times and no-line watercoloured them with Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, before fussy cutting them.

I added some ink smooching along the side of the card front panel.

Once dry I added 2 strips of black card down the side before adhering the daisies.

The sentiment is from HA – Florals Rose Stem stamp set.

I love daisies and they look so bright fresh on this card.

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

Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #146: BLOBS/SPLATTERS

Bizzy Bec’s April Challenge – Anything Goes

Creations in Pink Challenge # 44 – Anything Goes in Mainly Pink

Creations in Pink

For those who love the colour Pink

Less is More #461 – Colours (Pink & Gold)

Hello and welcome

I am thrilled to be joining the wonderful Design Team over at Less is More Challenge.

As it’s Saturday, it’s time for a new challenge over at LIM. The challenge is to create using the theme: Occupations.

My card features gold embossed HA – Leafy Vines stamp.

The panel was then smooched with pink Distress inks before being add to a square card front.

The sentiment is from HA – Flower Girls bundle.

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 this 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 A Blog Named Hero – March Challenge – Send a Hug

Addicted to CAS Challenge #216 – Water

Little Red Wagon Challenge # 646 – Emboss Everything!

PIP Challenge 2212

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #631 Anything Goes

Altnew – You’re So Special

Thank you so much to Stamping Sensations for voting my card second in their Spring Challenge. Also Allsorts Challenge for selecting my card in Top 5 for their Feminine Challenge. I really appreciate the wonderful support and encouragement from everyone.

Hello and welcome

I decided to create a card for the Altnew Inspiration Challenge for March.

To begin I added some light Speckled Egg Distress Ink sprayed with a little water on Altnew – Enchanting Vines EF. It gave a lovely soft look to the background, before being layered on the card front.

Altnew – Inked Lotus was white heat embossed and watercoloured with soft Tombow ink.

The sentiment is from the Lotus stamp set too.

I was happy with the way it turned out.

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:

Altnew March 2022 Inspiration Challenge

Allsorts Challenge Week 668 💐Feminine

Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge – Florals

Stamping Sensations March Challenge – Spring

The most beautiful thing … (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

Just a reminder of the March Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional ‘Bright Colours’) 

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 

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Today’s card uses on of my very old wood block stamps from when I first started stamping, Garden Friends.

After stamping, the image was copic coloured and fussy cut.

The card front was covered with some pretty floral DP.

A panel of card was then embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and layered onto the card front.

As I love the message on the stamp I decided not to add another sentiment.

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:

Time Out Challenge 209 – Cute

Stamping Sensations – March challenge – Stamp Something for Spring

We Love Stamping Challenge – March challenge – Anything Spring

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Use your favourite things (colouring (copic), cute stamps and bright happy colours)

Bizzy Bec’s March 2022 Anything Goes Challenge…

Hello … Always Thinking of You (HLS – Dies)

I would like to thank the team over at Bizzy Bec’s Blog Challenge – Anything Goes for selecting my card as the winner!

Hello and welcome

We’re back with a new challenge over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – March .   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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Over the holidays I had fun playing with some alcohol inks.

This panel uses alcohol inks on clear yupo paper . The panel is then flipped to give a softer look before adding to the card front.

I die cut Memory Box Shewsbury Stem twice, once from white and once from black card and layered on the front.

The Hello die from Memory Box was die cut twice, stacked and added along with the white heat embossed sentiment from Altnew – PenSketch Flowers stamp set.

A few Studio Katia sequins finished the card.

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:

Memory Box Challenge #82- Miss You/Thinking of You

Bizzy Bec’s March 2022 Anything Goes Challenge…

DRU Challenge #189 – Anything Goes