Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tag You're It with Creative Knockouts

Hi everyone

There's a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts.

Our theme is Tag You're It.

We'd like to see either a tag on your card or you could make a tag like I did...

We're being sponsored by the fabulous Digistamps4Joy who very kindly gave me this image to play with. She's called Bettie Bow and can be found here.

I've coloured her with copics before cutting her out and using glue gel to add her to the tag...

I hope you'll join us for this challenge.

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon.

Hugs Helen x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Back to school with Ruby

Hi everyone, I hope you're well.
There's a new challenge today over at Ruby's Rainbow.

Our theme for the next fortnight is Back To School.

Here's my inspiration...

I've made a card for a friend of my daughter, she's starting her first teaching post in September.
I've taken a snapshot of the image from the House Mouse triple cd and taken it into Serif to have a play. I added the background and the sentiment and printed the card out. I then added some adhesive ribbon and the flower as finishing touches...I still feel as though I'm cheating if I make a digital card for some reason.

I hope you'll pop over to the challenge and take a peek at the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Helen x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

First Party Paws Christmas Card

Hi everyone

I wanted to show you the card I made yesterday using the new Party Paws rubber stamps.
My daughter adores pandas and I've been waiting for the Christmas collection ever since the first collection came out. These stamps are lovely to colour. I've used my copics...

I've added Glamour dust to the image and used Cosmic Twinkles (Aqua) to edge both the image and the sentiment.

I've added a bow and a flower made using a Sue Wilson faux quilled flower die.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I saw the physio again last night and he's referring me back to my gp for a cortisone injection as my shoulder isn't responding to treatment...guess it's gonna take more time. Oh well, we'll see what happens...

Happy crafting
Helen xx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Back to school with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone

There's a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Our theme for this month is Back to school.

I've chosen to make a card for my daughter's best friend, who is starting her first teaching post in September.

I've used a Bugaboo image, which I've taken into Serif to add the sentiment to the board.
I've coloured using Copics. 

I added a Sue Wilson bow with a spotty brad to finish off.

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

Please pop over and check out the awesome projects from the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. See you soon. I'm off for some more physio on my shoulder.

Hugs Helen x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Party Paws Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.

I'm still taking it easy with my shoulder and have been spending some time 'playing'.
Here's the card I've just finished...

My daughter gave me some watercolour pencils ages ago and I thought I'd have a go. I prefer my copics but overall I'm still quite pleased with this one. 

The backing papers are LOTV Nitwits Bonnets and Bowties which came free with a mag earlier in the year. The sentiment is also LOTV. I've used a Papermania punch to make the flowers and have added some small hearts around the image. These were the waste bits I've saved when I've used my bunting die. I knew they'd come in useful at some point. The pink flower border under the image has been made with a Martha Stewart punch. There's a piece of white gauze sticking out above the image. I've finished off with some ribbon from my stash and a few hot fix pearls.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. Time to do some commenting and then maybe I'll get chance to do some colouring with my copics. I could get used to this not doing much housework lark...not sure the girls or hubby would be very impressed though, lol.

See you soon
Hugs Helen xx

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary

Hi everyone.

Just wanted to share the card I made for my Mum & Dad's Emerald Anniversary which was on August 8th. That's 55 years!

As you can see I've used Emerald as the inspiration and kept it monochrome. I've used green mirri board to mat the background, which I got at the Summer Crafting workshop at Doncaster a couple of years ago, and also as the under layer to the Spellbinder Vines of Passion die cut. The top layer of the die cut is pearlescent, as are the flowers (petal pairs punch with Cheery Lynn leaves) and the butterfly (Cheery Lynn). 

Finishing touches include a heart shaped doily, some ribbon and a charm from my stash. I've used Forest Moss distress ink on the flowers and the butterfly.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thank you so much for visiting. It's thundering here at the moment so I'm gonna have a play in my craft room for a while. Just hope I remember to go and cook tea... I went for another physio session yesterday and currently am sporting some very colourful tape on my shoulder. It's shocking pink, black and bright blue. Looks really groovy and definitely helps to support my shoulder to help my rotator cuff to heal. I'm not allowed to do too much at the moment, it needs rest so a bit of gentle crafting should do me nicely. I hope you're not suffering too much with this awful weather. See you again soon.

Hugs Helen x