Tuesday 15 December 2015

Favourite Christmas Colours with Sparkles

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all nearly ready for Christmas.
I've still got quite a bit of shopping to do and haven't even though about wrapping yet.

Anyhow, today sees the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Our theme this month is Favourite Christmas Colours.

I went with red and green...

I've used a cute little Strawberry & Kisses stamp and coloured using Copics.

I've added glitter to all the dots on the backing paper to add a bit of sparkle and I've also glittered round the edge of the scalloped oval displaying the image. I added the glitter before I stuck the image down so the edges are all nice and clean. I placed some lovely red and green ribbon under the image too.
To finish I added a die cut poinsettia with a glittered leaf and stamped the sentiment using red ink and added it to a tag, placing this opposite the poinsettia for balance.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge. You could win a fabulous prize...

A bundle of digi stamps

and also
are offering this fabulous prize...

I would like to enter this card for the following:-

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

Thursday 10 December 2015

Happy 24th Birthday Rachel

Hi everyone.

My lovely daughter is 24 today so I thought I'd show you her card...

I've used a House Mouse stamp, which I've coloured using Copics.
I've framed the image and die cut 'Daughter' using some self adhesive glitter foam.
The sentiment is a Circadesign stamp and has been mounted using a Spellbinder die and mirri card.
I've added a bow, some pearls and a couple of balloons to finish.
The overall card is 8x8.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

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

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Get Well Soon with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

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

Our theme for the next two weeks is Get Well Soon.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...

I've used a topper and backing paper from the House Mouse triple cd, adding a doily, handmade flower and some pearls. I've used a pale blue card to do the matting.

I hope you'll join us. Hope to see you soon.

Helen x

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Use die cuts with Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone,
I hope you're all well.

It's time to start a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
The theme this month is Die Cuts.

I've used this rather cute Gingerbread man die, paper piecing all his details...

I've also used a memory box 'Merry Christmas' die, cut from red mirri board with glitter added to the right hand side.  The gingerbread man is mounted on some glitter card which actually came from some packaging from last Christmas, and has been cut using tonic dies.
The backing paper is by first edition and I used part of the larger design to make the border 'stop' as this is an easel card.

I've finished off with a tag and a handmade bow.

We have two fabulous sponsors this month...

$10 Voucher

and also this fabulous prize from Crafty Individuals.

I hope you'll join us.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade bow
CHNC Extra - December
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Paper Piecing
Glitter and Sparkle - Include a bow

Thank you so much for visiting. I'm going to finish my daughter's birthday card now. She'll be 24 next week...where did those years go???

Oh I nearly forgot to mention...I got a card printed on the letter page of Simply Cards and Papercraft this month. Isn't it great seeing one of your cards in print. Certainly made me smile. Anyhow, better get on. See you soon.
Hugs Helen xx