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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Santa with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone

There's a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

This time our theme is 'The Big Guy'...we'd love to see Santa feature on your creations. Here's my little bit of inspiration...

I've used a piece of A4 card and a topper from a Hunkydory set, adding a couple of dies cut from silver mirri. 

I've added a vellum insert to finish off.

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

Thank you so much for visiting. Hope to see you again soon.
Happy crafting
Helen xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A Non-Traditional Christmas with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone
I hope you're all well.

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

Our theme this time is 'Non-Traditional Christmas'.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...

The papers were free with a magazine years ago and have been in my stash ever since. I've added some Cosmic Twinkles to the star and have stamped the sentiment using Imperial Purple Versafine.

I hope you'll pop over and have a look at the fab inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Thank you so much for visiting. I'm hoping to get back to my crafting and blogging more now. My frozen shoulder is nearly better and I've found out that my back problem is arthritis so I'm dealing with that as best I can. Hope to see you very soon.

Happy crafting
Helen xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Christmas Candy with Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone

I hope you're all well. 

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

This time the theme is 'Christmas Candy'.
Here's my little piece of inspiration...

I've used the House Mouse cd for this one, just adding a doily and a flower to finish off.

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

Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you again soon.
Happy crafting
Helen xx

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