Friday, 15 May 2015

Spring time with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone.

There's a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Our theme for this month is Spring...using at least 5 flowers on your creation.

Here's my little bit of inspiration...

The image is from the Makey Bakey Mice cd. My best friend Sue very kindly made me loads of flowers for my birthday last month so I used 6 of them on here. Finishing touches include some turquoise ribbon, a LOTV sentiment and a Tattered Lace die cut watering can. There's also a doily under the image.

It's not easy to see on the photo but I've also added glitter accents to the flowers on the image.

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

You could win one of our fabulous prizes...

7 Digi Stamps


Goody Bag (UK only due to postage)

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

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A little humour with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

I hope you're all well.

There's a new challenge starting today at Ruby's Rainbow. Our theme for this fortnight is Humour.
I've made a card using a very cute Rachelle Anne Miller stamp called Love EWE...

I just loved the sentiment although I'm not sure if I dare send it to anyone, lol.

I've coloured the image using Copics and added some glitter to the fleece using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

I've added some green ribbon to compliment the grass and lift the whole card. I've then finished off with the cheeky sentiment raised on foam pads.

I hope you like it. Click on the badge below to be taken to the challenge where you can see the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team...

Thanks for visiting.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Happy crafting
Helen xx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

A Mario birthday card

Hi everyone.

I'd like to share a card with you today which I made after finding inspiration on Pinterest. 

He's made up of Ovals cut with a tattered lace die set. 
The moustache has been embossed with a mask. The sentiment is LOTV.

I've inked the edges of the nose and the cap to add depth.

I would like to share the card I was inspired by with you. It was made by Leena Girsa, who very kindly gave me her permission to blog my card, and was shared on her blog here. I've started to follow her blog so I don't miss any more of her fantastic cards. You really should take a look.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thank you so much for visiting.
I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Helen xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Tag You're It with Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone.

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Our theme for this month is

Tag - You're It

so we'd love to see your creations featuring tags...

I chose to make a tag and then attach it to my card but you could just make a tag if you want to.
I used a couple of Diesire dies and added some Cosmic shimmer and liquid pearls. Now it's your turn.
You could be in with a chance of winning one of two fabulous prizes...

7 digi stamps

or a fabulous mystery prize from

We've also started giving you the chance to be a guest designer for us. Just at GDT after your name to start the ball rolling.

I would like to enter this for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope to see you again soon. I'm off for another physio session for my back now then out for tea to celebrate my daughter Nikki's 21st birthday...that makes me feel old, lol.

Hugs Helen xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Anything goes with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

I hope you're all well.

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

It's a nice easy theme this fortnight...
Anything goes.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...

I've used a Helz Cuppleditch Decoupage and paper pack called 'Panda Party' to make a card for my daughter Rachel to give to my other daughter Nikki for her 21st birthday on Friday May 1st. I can't believe my 'baby' is turning 21. Where did the years go? Nikki adores Pandas.

I've used mirri card to mat the image and the backing paper adding ribbon and peel offs to complete the card. 

Now it's your turn. I hope you'll join us.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy crafting
Helen xx

Saturday, 25 April 2015

We love Mom with Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone.

I am so lucky to have been asked to be a guest designer for this week's Crafting by Designs challenge We Love Mom.

Here's one of the Mother's Day cards I made this year using my Tattered Lace Panorama die set...

The birdie paper was a freebie from the Summer Crafting workshop from 2012, mirri card and pink glitter card making up the two internal layers and burgundy card for the main construction. The banner is also from the panorama collection and the letter from a Disney die set. I've finished off with a few flowers and some wired pearls.

I hope you'll pop over and take a look at the challenge. You could win a fabulous prize of 3 digis from QKR Stampede or Alicia Bel.

Thanks for looking. See you again soon.
Happy crafting
Helen xx