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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Christmas Kraft with Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone.

I'm here again to share my design piece for the new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Our theme is Use Kraft Card.


I've used a Kraft card blank, adding a very cute Santa's Workshop backing paper. I've cut the reindeer  from Kraft card using a Diesire die, adding Lancashire Rose Mega Flakes to the antlers, nose and hoofs using a foiling glue pen and mounting with foam pads. I finished him off with a googly eye. I brought some chocolate brown card in, to pick out the brown in the backing paper, using a Spellbinder die, finishing it with gold adhesive pearls. I added a sentiment to a rectangle of Kraft card and finished with some twine.

Now it's your turn...

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll join in our challenge. We have 2 fab prizes on offer...



Happy crafting
Helen xx

Bunnies with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

I hope you're all well.

It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.

It's my turn to choose the theme and I picked Bunnies.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...


I've made a birthday card for my youngest daughter, Nikki, who will be 21 on May 1st.
The image is Bebunni Hip Hip Hooray, which I've coloured using Copics. I've used a craft knife to cut out the letters so that I could turn it into a shaker card, adding beads and glitter.


I added a hand made bow.
I've used various dies on this one...tonic, Spellbinder, Disney and Diesire.
The backing paper is LOTV (Nitwits Bonnets & Bowties). 


I used a Disney Minnie Mouse die to cut the numbers. I never noticed when I bought the set but the letters and numbers are the reverse of how you would expect them to be. When you look at the die the image is usually in reverse. These are the right way round so the 'good side' ends up on the back. I bought them to cut MUM for my mother's day cards. As the letters M & U are reversible in this font I never noticed the problem. It was only when I cut an L I noticed. I think I might email the company that makes them.

I've finished off with some flowers and pearls and a bit more pink ribbon.



I hope you'll pop over to the challenge here and check out the gorgeous inspiration from my very talented team mates.  We'd love to see your creations, after all it's a good time to be making those bunny cards with Easter approaching.

Thanks for visiting.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

See you again soon.
Happy crafting 
Helen xx

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Happy 50th Birthday BBQ card

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all well.

I thought I'd share the card I've just made for my brother's 50th birthday.
He's planning on building a BBQ area in his garden...


I've use my Tattered Lace panorama dies again. Theses really are proving to be a favourite of mine. The image is BBQ Bill from Dr Digi. I've coloured him using copics. The white panel at the back has been embossed using a Hoogie board so that it looks like white brick work (I didn't have an embossing folder for this). I also used the Hoogie to emboss the Kraft card which forms the canopy. 
I've added bunting, grass and a couple of decorations on the back wall. My brother collects fancy ornaments like frogs and gheckos whenever he goes abroad. I've finished off with a die cut sentiment and a plaque with his age on. 



I would like to enter this for the following:-

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

Happy crafting
Helen x

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Buttons & Bows with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone,

I hope you're well.

Here's a little piece of inspiration for the latest challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.
Our theme is Buttons and Bows.


I've used up some card scraps (Tatty Twinkles cd).
The die is a Spellbinder Medallion which I've had for years and never used before.
I've added a small doily (the card is only 4x4), a die cut sentiment, and finished off with a pink button and a lovely pink bow.

I hope you'll join us at the challenge.

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting
Helen P xx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Teddies with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all well and enjoying the weekend.
It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

It's my turn to choose the theme so I picked Teddy Bears.

Here's my little bit of inspiration...


The image is LOTV. It's actually James, but I added the bow to make it Jenny. I've coloured using Copics. 
I've used my Tattered Lace Panorama dies to make this. I just love these.
I've printed the backing papers (well card) using a Tatty Twinkles cd and super smooth card.
I chose just one shape of die to make the apertures, cutting 3 different sizes. 
I used off cuts of the printed card to make the embellishments, using Tattered Lace dies and a punch for the flowers, which I fiinished with an adhesive gem.





I've kept the largest die cut (the striped one) to write on and glue to the back, when I decide who to send it to. This will cover up where the copics show slightly on the reverse of the card.


I hope you'll join us for the challenge. We have a couple of lovely sponsors...

Prize 1 of 7 Digi's from

Prize 2 of £10 voucher from

Don't forget to check out the awesome inspiration from my very talented team mates.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

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

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Another House Mouse Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.
I hope you're well and enjoying a bit of Spring sunshine.
I'm quite excited as I'm going to see Collabro tonight...can't wait! Not sure Ted's so enthusiastic but I did go and see Linkin Park and Of Mice & Men with him a while ago...

Anyhow, I'm here to share a card I made yesterday so that I can enter Gruffies & Guests latest challenge, which is anything goes with the option of Ribbon & flowers.



The backing paper is a Wild Rose one from the Butterfly Garden 6x6 pack. 
I printed the topper from the House Mouse triple cd.
I've punched the flowers.
There are 2 strips of ribbon round the centre of the card, one pink and one green.
I've matted with some shocking pink textured card, which I also used for the image mount and the sentiment. 
I've finished off with a gem in the centre of the largest flower and self adhesive pearls in the smaller flowers and on the image plate.

Thanks for visiting. I'm off to make 3 Mother's day cards now. One for my Mum, one for Ted's mum and one for my late husband Alan's mum. See you again soon.

Happy crafting 
Helen xx