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Thursday, 24 April 2014

A Barkley card

Hi everyone

Just wanted to share a Christmas card I've made this afternoon.
I've used the seriously cut Barkley for this one...
I've coloured using Copics and am particularly pleased with how his hat turned out. Here's a closer look...

I've made an A6 card for a change. I wanted to have two different backing papers but didn't want an obvious join so I cut two pieces together, the same size as the whole background. I then cut it in half with a pinking blade and put the pieces together like a jigsaw. I've got another set ready to use on another card...


I finished off with a die cut poinsettia, a hand tied bow, a sentiment and used some double sided tape to add glitter to the corners. I've raised the image on foam pads.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I'm going to attempt to make a vindaloo now so hopefully I'll see you again soon...

Happy crafting
Helen xx

Happy 40th Birthday

Hi everyone

I'm here to share a card I made for a friend for their recent 40th birthday.
The lady in question adores cats so I just had to use this Helz Cuppleditch stamp
'Lazy Days'...


It's an 8x8 card. I've coloured using Copics and matted with black card using my Perfect Layers mini rulers at 1/16th". There's no way I could get them this even using my trimmer or by eye. I've used some of my new dies which my lovely hubby bought for my birthday including the bunting, hearts and butterfly flourish. 



There's a layer between the image and the yellow spotty layer which is acetate. I've embossed it and then edged it with guilding flakes so it shows up more...still not easy to show in a photo though. I've finished off with some ribbon from my stash, a small tag and self adhesive pearls...oh, I nearly forgot the self adhesive lace 'Happy Birthday' strip down the edge of the spotty panel...






I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon. I've been busy crafting but can't share with you just yet. Hopefully I'll get chance to do some 'Just because I can' cards very soon.
Happy crafting
Hugs Helen xx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Furry Friends with Creative Knockouts

Hi everyone,

There's a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts

Our theme is 'Furry or Feathery Friends'

We're being sponsored by Doodle Pantry who very kindly gave me this fab image to play with.

The image is called 'Beary Cute' and can be found here.
I've coloured using Copics, there is also a colour version available.

I would like to enter this for the following:-
Thanks for visiting, hope I'll see you again soon.
Helen xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Let it snow Barkley

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share a Christmas card I made yesterday using a Crafters Companion
Barkley stamp called 'Let it snow'. I picked this up in a sale recently whilst on holiday in the Lakes.


I've coloured him using Copics, adding glamour dust snow. 
The backing paper is from the Dovecraft Merry Magic paper pack, matted with black card.
I got a brilliant new toy for my birthday on Monday...Mini Perfect Layers! These little rulers are fab. I couldn't mat 1/16th of an inch by eye but this makes it so simple.
I've finished off with a couple of die cuts in silver mirri and a red card candi in the centre of the snowflake.


I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I'll see you again soon.
Helen xx

An Art Deco Lady with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone,

There's a new challenge over at 

This fortnight our theme is 'Ladies'.


Image - Art Deco set from Creative Stamping Magazine
Inks - Momento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress ink
Dies - Spellbinder Opulent Ovals, Cheery Lynn Olive Branch
Flowers - Various small punches
Paper - Fairy Belle Collection by Jodie Lee Designs
Contrast - Core'dinations
Self Adhesive Pearls By Hobby House

Here's a close-up of those flowers...

This is a change to my usual 'cutsie' style but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. See you again soon.
Helen xx

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