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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

For the one you love with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

I hope you're all well. Sorry for my lack of posts lately. I'm still having shoulder and back problems and find it hard to spend time in my craft room at the moment. Hoping things will start picking up soon. 
Today sees the start of a new challenge at

I got to choose the theme and I picked 'For the one you love'.
We'd like to see something made especially for that special someone...

Here's mine...

I couldn't resist this image from Bugaboo. You can find it here.
I've coloured with Copics, of course. I made this for my hubby Ted for our 8th Wedding Anniversary, which was on October 21st. We spent a few days chilling in the Lake District to celebrate.

I hope you'll pop over and have a look at the awesome inspiration from my very talented team mates and maybe join us. Can't wait to see what you produce.

Happy crafting.
Helen xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Use freebies/prizes for Ruby's Rainbow

Hi again,
there's a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.
We'd love to see your creations using either freebies or prizes.
I've used a couple of dies which have been free with magazines recently...

For the tall card I simply cut 3 snowflakes in co-ordinating shades and added a blue pearl to the centre of each...

The small square card was made using a Die'sire die which came with Simply cards & papercraft magazine this month. I've layered it up with a few more die cuts and added some gold pearls and a rub on sentiment...simple.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge. 

Thanks for looking
Helen x

Autumn colours with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all well. Firstly, apologies for my lack of blogging over the last couple of weeks. I've been suffering with a very painful frozen shoulder and bad back for months and recently my neck decided to join in just for the fun of it. I haven't been able to spend much time crafting as a result, hence the simple card I've made for Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Our theme is Autumn/Fall Colours...

The flower is a Sue Wilson faux quilled flower die and all other dies are Spellbinders.
I hope you'll pop over and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

You could win a fab prize from our sponsor...

Thanks for looking.
See you soon
Helen x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

'For a child' with Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone.

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

I got to choose the theme this month and went with 'For a child'.

Here's my card...

I've used my new Party Paws rubber stamp, which I coloured using Copics. I've also used Spica glitter pens, sakura gel pen (white) and some Glamour Dust.
The backing paper is from the Santa's Workshop pack by Helz Cuppleditch.
I think the tree is Memory box with added Cosmic Twinkles glitter glue (Aqua Twinkles), card candi and a small silver star from my stash.

I hope you'll join us. You could win a lovely prize from our fab sponsor.


Don't forget we're a multi craft challenge so you're not limited to just cards. Can't wait to see your projects.

See you again soon.
Hugs Helen x

Autumn leaves with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

There's a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow.

Chosen by the lovely Silvi our theme for this fortnight is Autumn Leaves.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...

I've used a Crafter's Companion Toread cd to make this. It's one of the shaped cards. I've printed one of the co-ordinating backing papers onto the other side of the card to give the inside of the card some colour. I've then added a couple of die cut leaves (Spellbinder) and a 'Thinking of you' sentiment as I thought he looked like he was deep in thought. The whole thing only took about 15 minutes to make and he's so cute!

Hope you'll play along with us and maybe leave some love for my awesome teamies.

See you very soon
Hugs Helen x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Happy Fall with Creative Knockouts

Hi everyone.

There's a new challenge at Creative Knockouts.

Our theme is Happy Fall Y'All

Here's my little piece of inspiration using a stamp set which came free with a magazine, probably a couple of years ago...

I've coloured with Copics before cutting her out and mounting with glue gel. I've used Antique Linen distress ink to edge the card blank and highlight the sentiment, which I cut out using a Spellbinder die.

We have a new sponsor for this challenge...
http://www.craftclassesonline.com/

I hope you'll join us.

Hugs Helen x