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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Furry Friends with Creative Knockouts

Hi everyone,

There's a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts

Our theme is 'Furry or Feathery Friends'

We're being sponsored by Doodle Pantry who very kindly gave me this fab image to play with.

The image is called 'Beary Cute' and can be found here.
I've coloured using Copics, there is also a colour version available.

I would like to enter this for the following:-
Thanks for visiting, hope I'll see you again soon.
Helen xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Let it snow Barkley

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share a Christmas card I made yesterday using a Crafters Companion
Barkley stamp called 'Let it snow'. I picked this up in a sale recently whilst on holiday in the Lakes.


I've coloured him using Copics, adding glamour dust snow. 
The backing paper is from the Dovecraft Merry Magic paper pack, matted with black card.
I got a brilliant new toy for my birthday on Monday...Mini Perfect Layers! These little rulers are fab. I couldn't mat 1/16th of an inch by eye but this makes it so simple.
I've finished off with a couple of die cuts in silver mirri and a red card candi in the centre of the snowflake.


I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I'll see you again soon.
Helen xx

An Art Deco Lady with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone,

There's a new challenge over at 

This fortnight our theme is 'Ladies'.


Image - Art Deco set from Creative Stamping Magazine
Inks - Momento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress ink
Dies - Spellbinder Opulent Ovals, Cheery Lynn Olive Branch
Flowers - Various small punches
Paper - Fairy Belle Collection by Jodie Lee Designs
Contrast - Core'dinations
Self Adhesive Pearls By Hobby House

Here's a close-up of those flowers...

This is a change to my usual 'cutsie' style but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. See you again soon.
Helen xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Growing up is optional!

Hi everyone,

I'm here to share my DT piece for the new challenge at

our theme for this month is 'Favourite Colour Combo'


Mine is blue and red with black matting.

I've used a fab Bugaboo image featuring the wonderful Gus. The sentiment is just brilliant.
I've coloured using copics and have added glossy accents to his glasses.
The backing paper is Core'dinations, which I've embossed and sanded. I think it looks great.
I've matted with black card as I think it makes the backing paper really stand out.

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous

Di's Digi Designs who are giving an awesome $10 voucher to the lucky winner.

So what are you waiting for?? Check out our challenge here

Happy crafting
Helen xx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

An altered pencil pot

Hi everyone,

Thought I'd share my afternoon's project with you. I only seem to get chance to blog design team pieces just lately so I wanted to do something 'just because I could' for a change. I bought this MDF pencil pot a few weeks ago when I was out with my friend Joy and have finally got round to making it co-ordinate with a box I made for my kitchen some time ago...


Here's a few more piccies...



Now I just need to chuck out my old plastic pot full of pens that don't work and pencils with broken leads! You can see the matching box here.

Thanks for looking
See you again soon
Hugs Helen xx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Little Monkey with Creative Knockouts

Hi everyone,
I hope you're all well.

There's a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts

Our theme this week is 'For a Child'.

Here's my little bit of inspiration...

We're being sponsored by the fabulous Meljens Designs who very kindly gave us an image to play with. I chose this gorgeous little monkey called 'Monkey Toes', which you can find here. He's on sale at the moment so there's no better time to add him to your collection. I've coloured him using Copics and added sakura glitter pen to the swirls. He's displayed on a Spellbinder Picot Edge circle. I've used a LOTV rubber stamp for the sentiment, which I've cut out using a Sizzix framelit. The heart balloon is a Marianne die which accidentally fell into my basket when I was ordering my new Big Shot...funny how that happens...(well it was a bargain - only £2!). The backing paper is by First Edition and I've finished off with some glittery blue ribbon from my considerable ribbon stash.
Isn't he just adorable? 

I hope you'll join us. You could win 4 Meljens digis.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Helen xx