You are so Special (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

I’m back with the February Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional – Hearts &/ or Flowers).

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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My card features the beautiful Spontaneous Joy stamped using Distress Inks.

Once the panel was cut down, I added a strip of vellum with the sentiment from Special Thoughts stamp set heat embossed in black.

It was finished with a few jewels.

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 you all have a very safe and happy season ahead!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Love is in the Air

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Love To Craft Challenge -Pink Roses Diary 2023

Hello again

I am thrilled to be back for the new year with another project over at  Love to Craft! Challenge. As always  LTCCB challenge this month is Anything Goes. The challenges goes for 6 weeks. So for this challenge from January 1 to February 15 2023.

This is the first of the diaries I have painted for 2023.
I always love the look of soft pink roses.
Hopefully the recipient loves it too.

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. Remember is can be anything creative!!!

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

Stay safe

Cheers for a good 2023

Helen

Sweet Wishes (GD- My Besties Spanish Challenge)

Hello and welcome

I’m thrilled to be back as a Guest Designer for the fun My Besties Spanish Challenge for January, 2023. It’s Anything Goes, so, I hope you’ll find time in  your busy life to join in the fun this month!

These are the sweetest little digi stamps. This cutie is from Story land Besties from Snow White & the 8 Dwarfs ~ by Sherri Baldy

I coloured the image using Prismacolor pencils.

The frame and ‘wishes’ are from MFT and the die cut sentiment is CUTplorations.

Time to head over to our blog to check out the great work by the rest of the Design Team!

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:

Joy (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

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

Penny Black Design Team

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I decided to make a fun birthday card today.

I decided to play with my Prisma Color Pencils for this sweet kraft card using PB – Hedgy Joy stamp.

To finish I added some Jelly Roll pen for a little shine.

I think it’s super sweet.

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 you all have a very safe and happy season ahead.

See you back in 2023!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

Joyous Wishes (HLS – Dies)

Hello and welcome

We’re back with the last challenge for 2022 over at Happy Little Stampers –  Anything Goes with Dies – December.   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 used some papers I had coloured using

My card uses a piece of cardstock coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in Lava red which gives such a wonderful shimmer and shine.

Sizzix – Festive Bird die was cut once from the coloured card and once from glossy white card stock. The coloured pieces were inset into the bauble and the to was added from gold card.

To finish I added a sheer bow and a simple sentiment from PB – Nature’s Allure stamp set.

Using raised tape it was then added to the card front covered with Sizzix – Christmas Embossing Folder.

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.

I hope you all have a very safe and happy season ahead.

See you back in March 2023!!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

As You Like It Challenge – Anything Goes Christmas

KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGE #641 – WEEK 2 – CHRISTMAS

Cut It Up Challenge 266 – Winter

Jingle Belles

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – December Challenge

Joyous Wishes … Season’s Greetings (PB Saturday Challenge)

Hello and welcome

I’m back with the December Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!  The theme  is  Anything Goes (Optional – Christmas).

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome

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I started by stamping the image from PB – Nature’s Allure stamp set.

After making a mask for the bird and pine cones, I ink blended the top section of the card using Distress inks. Then splattered with some Glimmer Mist.

It was then time to Distress watercolour the sweet image, then adding some Gelly Roll pen for some sparkle.

The sentiments are from the same set.

I loved making a Christmas card that didn’t use the traditional animals. I love the fresh look of the blues and teal greens with this sweet little bird .

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 you all have a very safe and happy season ahead!

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

SS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Christmas or Winter

Allsorts Challenge – Week 705 – It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas ☃️

As You Like Challenge – Favourite non-traditional Christmas Animal (and why)

Challenge 228 – Winter or Holiday Season

Merry Little Christmas (HLS – Watercolour)

Hello again

It’s the first of the month, so time for HLS Watercolour Challenge for December 2022. As always it’s Anything Goes so long as it features watercolour. So easy to join in! This is our last challenge for 2022 and will return in March 2023.

Where has the year gone!! Christmas will be here before we know it!

For that reason I have decided to make a Christmas card. Certainly needed for my stash. 😊

It features one of my favourite Colorado Craft images – Christmas Tree Cat. My daughter brought home a new kitten this time last year, so no Christmas tree last year. This year I am taking down a little tree I have so we can see how she goes!! Maybe just like the image! Fingers crossed!!!

The image was watercoloured using Distress inks with a little Gelly Roll pen for sparkle!!

I hope you all have a very safe and happy season ahead.

See you back in March 2023!!

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:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 704 – Wings and/or Tails

Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Christmas or Winter

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – November Challenge – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Challenge 228 – Winter or Holiday Season

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

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