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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Ribbon, lace or twine with Sparkles

Hi everyone,
I hope you're all well and enjoying some sunshine.
I'm quite excited today as I'm picking a new car up this afternoon. I'm hoping it's not too hot as it has black leather seats but at least I'll be able to test the air conditioning!

Anyhow, it's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

It seems funny making Christmas cards when it's so hot outside but you can never start too early. Our theme for this month is Use ribbon, lace or twine.
Here's my little bit of inspiration...

The backing paper has white spots all over it which I've added glitter to. It looks far more Christmassy now, even though it is from a Forever Friends Christmas paper pack.
I've added some red and green sparkly ribbon across the centre before adding my decoupaged image. I've used Tonic dies to display the image. I've finished off with one of the sentiments from the decoupage sheet matted with red card.



I hope you'll join us. You could win a fantastic prize...

£10 including free p & p
Click on the image to check out their website.

Please pop over to the challenge and check out the awesome inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Thanks for visiting. I hope I'll see you again soon.
Hugs Helen x

Thursday, 25 June 2015

At the seaside with Ruby

Hi everyone.

I hope you're all well and enjoying a bit of sunshine.

I've just been to Manchester for a couple of days to see Idina Menzel in concert and the weather was glorious. The card I've made for the latest challenge at Ruby's Rainbow shows fabulous weather too. Our theme is At the Seaside.



I've used the House Mouse triple cd for this one, adding a LOTV sentiment.



I hope you'll pop over and check out the fab inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.

Happy crafting Helen xx

Monday, 15 June 2015

Vintage/shabby chic and a DT call with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone.

I hope you're all well.

It's time for a new challenge at
Our theme for the month is
Vintage/Shabby Chic.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...

I used a Debbi Moore cd called Shabby Chic. I've printed off a backing paper and topper sheet, also using the rose border from the topper. Finishing touches include some lace, pearls and a few flowers. I'm quite pleased with it as it's not my usual style.

I hope you'll join us for the challenge. Just click on the challenge badge above.

We're also looking for new DT members so if you'd like to be a part of this fabulous team don't forget to check it out.

We're offering two prizes this month...

are offering this fabulous prize...


and also a $10 voucher from

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

Happy crafting
Helen x

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Favourite sport with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

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

The theme for this fortnight is Favourite Sport.

Here's my little bit of inspiration...



I've used an image from the Makey Bakey Mice Everyday cd. I'm struggling a bit with arthritis in my back at the moment so don't spend as much time colouring as I used to so I'm using cds a bit more.
I've added some ribbon and candy plus a LOTV sentiment. This is an A6 card.

I hope you'll join us. Thanks for visiting.

See you soon
Helen x

Monday, 1 June 2015

Christmas Animals with Sparkles

Hi everyone.

A new challenge has started over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Our theme this month is Christmas Animals.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...


I've used a die to cut a square from a Fizzy Moon 12x12 sheet, matting with red card and adding some glamour dust around his foot and the bottom of the sledge. The card is 6x6. I've finished off with a sentiment stamped onto red card and cut with a Tonic scalloped circle die. I've mounted it on a die cut shape I found in my stash. I think it must be from ages ago when I borrowed a few dies from a friend.

Now it's your turn. You could win one of our fabulous prizes...

$10 Voucher


A fabulous stamp set


Just click on the company logos to be taken to their website.

I hope you'll join us, and also pop over and have a look at the fantastic inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Thank you so much for visiting. See you again soon.
Hugs Helen xx

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Blossom and Butterflies with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow

This fortnight our theme is Blossom and Butterflies.

Here's my little bit of inspiration...


I've used the cd I got with the Crafters Companion magazine featuring Bebunni.
I've added some butterflies made using peel offs on acetate, adding glitter to the underside. I've added a doily, some ribbon and a small tag to finish off.



I hope you'll come and join us. If you're interested in joining the design team we're on the look out for 2 new members. Just add DT after your name to be considered.

Happy crafting
Helen xx