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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Die cuts or punches with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

It's my turn to choose the theme for this fortnight's challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.

I chose Die cuts or punches.

Here's my little piece of inspiration to use up some scraps...


I've cut two balloons using a die which was free with a recent magazine. I added a piece of silver twine and a bow together with a strip of card left over from a previous project (Tatty Twinkles cd) and a LOTV sentiment stamped straight onto the card (4x4). Simple yet effective I thought.

I hope you'll pop and have a look at my team mates awesome inspiration. They've done a fantastic job and you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for visiting. See you soon.
Helen x

Saturday, 15 August 2015

More than one fold with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone.

There's a new challenge starting today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

Our theme for this month is More than one fold.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...


This is an anniversary card which I made for my parents. I chose to use the folds to make a rosette to display the sentiment.


I used a hougie board to crease at 1cm intervals.



The image and papers are from the House Mouse triple cd.
I hope you'll join us. We have 3 fabulous prizes on offer.

$10





7 digis


Please take a look at the awesome inspiration from my very talented team mates. You won't be disappointed.

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

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Something for a little girl with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

Today I'm here to share a card I've made for my design piece for the latest challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.

Our theme for this fortnight has been chosen by the lovely Silvi...
Something for a little girl.


I've used a topper from the Makey Bakey Mice Everyday cd.
I made the card blank by printing a spotty backing paper from the Tatty Twinkles cd onto card and trimming it square. The blue panel featuring sweets has been printed from the Makey Bakey Mice cd.
I've stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment onto a scrap of pink card (Stamp was a freebie a while ago). Finishing touches include a blue doily, some pale blue ribbon, a blue bow and a pink glitter die cut balloon. I've lined the card with a blue insert with a deckle edge.

Now it's your turn. I hope you'll join us in the challenge. I look forward to seeing your beautiful projects. 
Thanks for visiting. See you again soon.
Hugs Helen x

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Ditch the design papers with Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Our theme for this month is Ditch the design papers.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...


I've used one of the Strawberry & Kisses stamps from Crafter's Companion, colouring with copics and adding Glamour dust for the fur on the hat. I have die cut the image using Tonic dies.
The green card has been embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.
The sentiment is from another Crafter's Companion set called 'Purr-fect Christmas' (from the Barkley range). I cut the rectangle using a Spellbinder die and matted using a mini Perfect Layer ruler (1/16).
I've added some ribbon and a Marianne designs poinsettia to finish.


I've not done much colouring recently as I have a sore neck and shoulders so I'm really pleased with this one. I'm waiting to start physio so hopefully colouring will resume soon. Anyhow, I hope you'll join us for this challenge. Please remember it must be Christmas related. You could win a fabulous prize...

£10 voucher


or

3 digis.

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope to see your lovely creations soon.
Happy crafting.
Hugs Helen x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Vacation with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.

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

Our theme for this fortnight is Vacation.

Here's my little bit of inspiration...


I've used a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp called Sunny the Turtle, which I've coloured using copics. The sentiment was from a Bazoo clear stamp set which features a penguin. 
I hope you'll take a look at the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates. I look forward to seeing your projects.

Hugs Helen x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sun, Sea and Sand with Sparkles

Hi everyone,
I hope you're all well.

There's a new challenge starting over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

Our theme for this month is Sun, Sea and Sand.
Here's my little bit of inspiration...


I've used the House Mouse Triple cd to create a shaker card. I used Crystal Glamour Dust in the shaker...I think it looks like sand. I've used various dies (Tattered lace and tonic) and also a punch to make the flower. The sentiment is LOTV. I've added a doily and a double layer of ribbon, as well as some wired pearls and  few self adhesive gems to finish off.



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

£10 goody bag


$10

I look forward to seeing your fabulous entries.

See you again soon.
Helen x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

An Asian theme with Ruby

Hi everyone.

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

Our theme for this fortnight is Asian.

I found this quite a challenge as it's not my usual style. I started off trying to make an origami kimono but really wasn't happy with it...Then I remembered I have a Bonsai tree cutting die and within a few minutes had created this...


First I cut the tree from black card. Next I cut a circle from white card, which I then inked with Fired Brick Distress ink. I've then cut the next two circles up in size, one in white and one in black. 
After this I die cut a square in white and the next size up in black. The sentiment is one which came free with a magazine recently, the white rectangle being cut with a die and the black using a perfect partner ruler at 1/16. The circles and squares are Tattered Lace dies and the tree and rectangle are Spellbinders. The overall card size is 4x4.

Now it's you're turn. I do hope you'll join us.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

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