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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Make it green for Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone.

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

Our theme for this month is Make it green. Don't forget it must be a Christmas project.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...

I've used die cut holly leaves to form a wreath, adding a few berries and bows. I've also added some branches using a Martha Stewart punch, finishing off with a green doily. I printed the backing paper from a cd but can't for the life of me remember which one, sorry.


We have two fab sponsors this month...


With a $10 voucher for 1 winner

and


With a $25 voucher for 1 winner.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll join us, it's never too early to start those Christmas cards.

Happy crafting
Helen x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Tractor panorama

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

I wanted to show you the panorama card I've been playing about with. My hubby bought me the panorama dies from Tattered Lace and I love them. I also spotted that Joanna Sheen has brought out a tractor die, and seeing as hubby loves tractors I just had to get it...hehe any excuse to buy dies, lol.


I cut the tractor a few times and pieced it together. Originally the nearest of the two hills was in the same green as the tractor so I just changed that by remaking that panel with a lighter green. The old panel could easily be removed using the tabs at the side.



I really enjoyed making this.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope I'll see you again soon.
Happy crafting
Helen x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

House Mouse Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

I'd like to share a card I've made for my hubby's boss and his wife. 
Today is their 1st wedding anniversary. 

The image is from the House Mouse Triple CD, matted with black card.
I've used various shades of card from the Papermania Textured cardstock A5 pack.
The sentiment is computer generated and has been cut using a Tonic die set. 
The flourishes were cut using a die which was free with a mag at some point.
The hearts were cut using a Tattered Lace die.
I added some lace to the base later before adding the tag using foam pads.
I also added a small flower and 3 self adhesive pearls to the tag.



I would like to enter this for the following:-

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

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Anything green with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

First of all I have to say thank you to my gorgeous husband Ted for the awesome Valentine's present. He sneaked off upstairs and ordered me both sets of Tattered Lace Panorama dies when he saw me watching them on Create and Craft one evening.....Wow!!...how lucky am I? Well and truly spoiled. I've used the dies to make my design piece for this fortnight's Ruby's Rainbow Challenge, which is Anything Green.


I've made a square one incorporating the following dies and papers:-
Tattered Lace - Panorama Set 1
          - Squares
                                           - Decorative and plain circles
                                       - Panorama Grass Medium
                                                        - Kaleidoscope Corner (with mag 14)
                       - Curved Banner
                                          Tonic - Mariposa Petals (Create and Craft Member's gift)

Forever Friends Kraft Notes 6x6
DCWV Text prints paper stack 6x6

The decorative purple die cuts have been cut from glitter card. I also cut an extra Kaleidoscope corner and snipped out the small flowers for the centres of the flowers at either side of the banner. Here's a few more piccies...



I loved making this so you'll be seeing a lot more of these over the next few months.

I hope you'll pop over to the challenge and join us.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

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

Sunday, 15 February 2015

One for the boys with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone.

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

Our theme for this month is One for the boys.
We'd like to see any project for the men in your life. I've made a birthday card for my Father-in-law.


I've used a cute LOTV stamp which I've coloured with Copics before layering up in a frame. The papers are both from the Wellington bear collection and I've used dark brown card for the matting and layering and also for the picket fence. I've finished off with some green bunting and a couple of tags...


I hope you'll join us for the challenge. We have two fab sponsors...
$10 Voucher

and


3 digis
Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll pop over and check out the awesome inspiration from my very talented team mates. See you soon.
Hugs Helen x

Friday, 6 February 2015

Love Birds

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

I'd like to share a Valentine's card which I've made for my lovely hubby Ted...


I've cut out a couple of love birds from gold mirri and sandwiched it between the white and black layers of the top panel, which has been mounted with foam pads to raise it off the base. The aperture was made using a Spellbinder die. I've finished off with a couple of Sissix hearts and a Spellbinder sentiment. Obviously I haven't gone too fussy as it's for a bloke...

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