Thursday 27 June 2013

Dutch Dare #223 - Photo inspiration

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Dutch Dare and this week we have some photo inspiration for you...

We're being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and we were lucky enough to be given an image to work with. I've used Strawberry Cupcake. Here's my card...
I've tried to incorporate all the colours in the centre of the photo and chose a circular die to echo the shape of the coloured lanterns. The sentiment was a freebie with a magazine ages ago and is by Polka Doodles. I've coloured with copics and added a bit of glitter to the frosting. The papers have been kicking about in my stash for some time but matched the colour scheme perfectly. Now it's your turn....

I would like to enter this for the following:-
Songbird - Fruit
House of Gilli - Bright colours

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

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Things with wings for Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone, I hope you're all well. I'm struggling to get back into my crafting after my holiday to Lanzarote...seem to have lost my mojo a little but I'm sure it'll be back soon.

There's a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow...we'd like to see 'Things with wings'. Here's my card, made using a topper printed from a Popcorn Bear cd and featuring Souffle the Duck...
The topper is actually lilac but appears a bit blue on the photo. I've added a doily, which has been cut in two and stretched before adding self adhesive gems to the flowers on the doily. I've finished off with a silver flower and a die cut butterfly. Now it's your turn...

I would like to enter this for the following:-
Fab 'n' Funky - Use a doily

Thanks for visiting. I hope my mojo will return and I'll be back soon.
Happy crafting
Helen xx

Saturday 15 June 2013

Sparkles Vintage/Steampunk

Hi everyone, there's a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly challenges. We'd love to see either vintage or steampunk projects. I chose the vintage option, here it is...
Sorry about the photo quality. The light is shining on part of the sentiment, which says 'with love'. The backing paper was free with a magazine some time ago and is by Websters pages petite papers - Western Romance & All about me. I've used an image from a waterfall set by Jacksons, adding a heart shaped doily, small bow and paper rose from my stash. I've used distress ink to tie everything together and butchered a daisy and dandelion message tag to make the sentiment. Hope you like it. Now it's your turn...

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you'll come back soon xx

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Show Ruby your 'Inchies'

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow. We'd love to see your 'inchies'. In case you've never heard of them, these are 1 inch x 1 inch pieces of art. You can just create an inchie, as I have done, or you can incorporate them into a project. Above all just have some fun! Here's mine...

I've used a stamp set which came free with a magazine, probably years ago, which has been sitting, unused, amongst my stamps. I've coloured using copics.

Now it's your turn. I hope you'll pop over to the challenge and have a look at the work of my fab teamies. Meanwhile I'd better get on with the holiday packing.

See you soon
Helen xx

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Happy Birthday Ted

Hi everyone, I'm back again...

Here's the card I made for my Hubby's birthday on Sunday...
I've had this LOTV stamp stashed since the summer crafting fayre last year. Ted loves planes and regularly visits Air shows with my brother Paul. I've coloured using copics with the odd bit of Sakura. The backing papers are First Edition and the distressing ink Frayed Burlap. I cut the letters out using a Tattered Lace die. The mini ticket stamps and die are by Whimsy and the buttons are from my Boofle stash.

I would like to enter this for the following:-
The Crafting Cafe - One for the Boys
Ladybug Crafts - For the men in your life
Craft Your Passion - Masculine
Joanna Sheen - Spots and Stripes
Make it Monday

Thanks for looking. I need to get back to sorting out my holiday stuff now, and all the other things that need doing before I go. Can't wait for my week in Lanzarote, only a couple of days now. Hopefully I should be back on here again before I go. See you all soon.
Happy crafting
Helen xx

Happy Father's Day Father-in-law

Hi, me again! Here's the card I've made for my husband's dad, using the House Mouse cd...
Couldn't resist this one, as our surname is Parrott...

I would like to enter this for the following:-
Make it Monday
House Mouse - Father's Day
Craft Your Passion - Father's Day

Thanks for visiting...back soon

Happy Father's Day Dad

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around much lately, I seem to have been so busy. I thought I ought to post a few cards so expect a few posts today.

Here is the first card for today. It's the Father's Day card I've made for my dad using the new House Mouse triple cd...
I would like to enter this for the following:-
House Mouse - Father's Day
Craft Your Passion - Father's Day
Make it Monday

Thanks for visiting. See you again very soon xx