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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Growing up is optional!

Hi everyone,

I'm here to share my DT piece for the new challenge at

our theme for this month is 'Favourite Colour Combo'


Mine is blue and red with black matting.

I've used a fab Bugaboo image featuring the wonderful Gus. The sentiment is just brilliant.
I've coloured using copics and have added glossy accents to his glasses.
The backing paper is Core'dinations, which I've embossed and sanded. I think it looks great.
I've matted with black card as I think it makes the backing paper really stand out.

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous

Di's Digi Designs who are giving an awesome $10 voucher to the lucky winner.

So what are you waiting for?? Check out our challenge here

Happy crafting
Helen xx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

An altered pencil pot

Hi everyone,

Thought I'd share my afternoon's project with you. I only seem to get chance to blog design team pieces just lately so I wanted to do something 'just because I could' for a change. I bought this MDF pencil pot a few weeks ago when I was out with my friend Joy and have finally got round to making it co-ordinate with a box I made for my kitchen some time ago...


Here's a few more piccies...



Now I just need to chuck out my old plastic pot full of pens that don't work and pencils with broken leads! You can see the matching box here.

Thanks for looking
See you again soon
Hugs Helen xx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Little Monkey with Creative Knockouts

Hi everyone,
I hope you're all well.

There's a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts

Our theme this week is 'For a Child'.

Here's my little bit of inspiration...

We're being sponsored by the fabulous Meljens Designs who very kindly gave us an image to play with. I chose this gorgeous little monkey called 'Monkey Toes', which you can find here. He's on sale at the moment so there's no better time to add him to your collection. I've coloured him using Copics and added sakura glitter pen to the swirls. He's displayed on a Spellbinder Picot Edge circle. I've used a LOTV rubber stamp for the sentiment, which I've cut out using a Sizzix framelit. The heart balloon is a Marianne die which accidentally fell into my basket when I was ordering my new Big Shot...funny how that happens...(well it was a bargain - only £2!). The backing paper is by First Edition and I've finished off with some glittery blue ribbon from my considerable ribbon stash.
Isn't he just adorable? 

I hope you'll join us. You could win 4 Meljens digis.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Helen xx

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

April Showers with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone

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

Our theme this time is 'April Showers'
so we'd like to see rain drops or umbrellas featuring in your projects.
Here's my little piece of inspiration...


I've used a gorgeous digi stamp which was a freebie from the very talented Sliekje.
You can find lots of lovely digis on her blog here.
I've coloured using Copics, adding a grass die cut, punched flower and sentiment to finish.
The sentiment is a LOTV stamp which I've cut out using a Framelit which came with my new Big Shot.
Thanks Ted for my early birthday pressie...I broke my old one.
The love heart is also a framelit and I've added a pearl to finish it off.
I decided to use these colours as it's not a combo I use very often but is very 'Springlike'.

I hope you'll pop over to the challenge here and leave some love for my awesome team mates.

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon
Hugs Helen xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Inspired by a Christmas Carol for Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone,
I hope you'll join us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges

for our April Challenge 

 'Inspired by a Christmas carol/song'

Here's my little piece of inspiration...


I've used a Crafters Companion rubber stamp from the Makey Bakey Mice range. I've coloured using copics and added Glamour Dust . The sentiment came with the image and I've added a bell charm to the sentiment tag. I cut out a circle from red card and then embossed it with a musical embossing folder and glittered round the edge. I've added a memory box fancy corner and finished off with some ribbons from my stash. Here's some close ups...





I hope you'll pop over to the challenge and check out the fab inspiration from my very talented team mates.
We're being sponsored by Marianne Design with this awesome prize...


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

Monday, 31 March 2014

Mother's Day Coffee

Hi everyone, I'm back to show you the card I made for my Mother-in-law...


This is also from the Volume One House Mouse Project Book. I've used the same layout as the previous card, which you can see here.

I would like to enter this for Gruffies and Guests - Fit For Mum

Thanks for visiting
Hugs Helen xx