Friday, 31 December 2010

Some very sweet candy to be won!

My Dear friend Jacque is offering some fantastic candy to celebrate the new year .....

to be in with a chance hop on over to Jacque's blog!
Good luck

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Friday Sketchers and a blog hop!

Friday Sketchers

And now for this week's sketch, which the DT have used for this special Holiday Blog Hop:
Good Luck and Happy Hopping!!!!

I have used this cute image from Belles n' Whistles 'twas the night before Christmas

The papers I have had forever, but do remembering buying them at Running With Scissors
Tim Holtz inks - barn door, peeled paint, mustard seed, frayed burlap, walnut stain, worn lipstick, tumbled glass, dusty concord, bundled sage, black soot, old paper, fired brick, and vintage photo - Running with Scissors

All the DT members are joining in on a blog hop and there is candy at each blog, come on join in on the fun!

Aud's blog is sponsored by herself

Bea's blog is sponsored by Mo Manning

Claudia's blog is sponsored by Lili of the Valley

Inge's blog is sponsored by Card Art

Jacque's blog is sponsored by Whimsy Stamps

Janneke's blog is sponsored by All that Scraps

Jeanette's blog is sponsored by Whiff Of Joy

Jorunn's blog is sponsored by Papillio stamps

Tanja's blog is sponsored by Stempel-phantasien

Thanks for looking

Just Magnolia

Just Magnolia Challenge
We have a sketch by Mina for this week’s challenge. Please note that this challenge will run for 2 weeks, so our next challenge will be on 31st December so will be our Special Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes.


I decided to go all rosemantic with this card!  Fantastic wedding couple from Magnolia.  I used the masked technique with their brick window, to make it look like they were standing in front of Church wall.

Cosmo Cricket papers - that I have had for ages
Tim Holtz inks - Pumice stone, vintage photos, brushed corduroy, antique linen, black soot, fired brick, forest moss, peeled paint, tattered rose - Running With Scissors
sentiment - had for ages

Thanks for looking

3 challenges in one!

I am a little rusty at making cards!  So I have made a very simple card to fit 3 challenges:

This week is CPS Year in Review Week. To play along just pick any sketch from 2010 (#148-#198). To see all past CPS sketches you can click on the link in the left sidebar.
I picked number #163

Simon Says
This week, our challenge is an easy one - ANYTHING GOES! We know what a busy time of year this is for everyone, and it is time to spend with family and friends, so we are going easy on y'all this week!

Stamp Something
Our theme this week is to create something with a tag or pocket on it!

Me thinks my card needs a bit of umph!  Aww well least I got it done in time for the challenge.


Papers are from an old paper pad
Ribbon another one I have had for ages
Tim Holtz reinkers - Vintage photo, bundled sage, peeled paint, mustard seed, dried marigold, tattered rose, fired brick - Running with Scissors

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Reindeer food

I decided to make some Reindeer food again this year, it was an idea that I "borrowed" from Aimee's nursery school, I thought it was such a fantastic idea, of course now she is a big girl of 7 she doesn't get it anymore!  I also made 4 more for her cousins who are in and around the same age!

I used one of the beautiful Belles 'n Whistles stamps designed by THE Elisabeth Bell I used Tim Holtz reinkers to colour in the images!

This is the wonderful poem that I included with the Reindeer food, probably got from Aimee's nursery!

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 14 November 2010


My gosh it has been soo long since I posted!  So many things have been happening, I promise to update my blog in the comming week with some posts from what I have done since I last posted and I promise to keep on top of my blog!


Saturday, 14 August 2010

Winner of our first sponsored challenge!

Running with Scissors's first sponsored challenge winner!

We counted the votes today to pick our winner for the Whiff of Joy challenge! Here are the enteries!

and here is our winner .........

Congratulations Janet, you can pick up the stamp at the shop!

Friday, 13 August 2010

My New BLOG!

I have been very busy over the last few weeks, helping Steve set up our website, which is nearly there, getting ready for my photo shoot last Tuesday, editing and burning photos onto discs!

 I have also decided to create a blog dedicated to just my photos!  I will put a post and a link on here every time I upload to that blog,  if anyone wishes to have a look!

So please go to my photo blog HELENA'S PHOTOS (very original I know, lol) to see more cuties like this 

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Playing in photoshop

Decided to have a little play at enhancing a photo!

This is one of the photos that I took of Izzie at her mum and dad's post wedding shoot (see all the photos on my Flickr account here!

I created this one first!

And then I added a mask!

What do you think???

Which one do you prefer?

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

New sponsored challenge on RWS

Voting for the Whiff of Joy Challenge will commence this week in the shop!

Now on to the second challenge!  Which is sposored by the wonderful Suzanne, whose beautiful girls are the Gorguss stamps!  I love them!  Suzanne has very kindly offered a gift certificate for her shop, which has all orginal art work!  Go to Gorjuss Art Ltd to have a look.

I have borrowed some of the ORGINAL art work from Suzanne's site to show you!

I just love this key chain!

Keychain - The Sweet Cake

Bookmark - Bearskin

Bottle Opener - Cold Rain On Warm Skin

I could and have spend hours on this site, I just adore all the lovely girls!!!

On to the challenge, you guessed it you HAVE TO INCLUDE A GORJUSS GIRL on your project!  What is the project you ask??? Well anything you want, just as long as you include a GORJUSS GIRL; it can be a card, an altered item, scrapbook page (Click here to see mine and it is also on my blog, I also have some images in my gallery). As you can see from just the very teeny weeny few images that I borrowed Suzanne has managed to place Gorjuss images on just about everything!

You have until the end of September to get you projects into the shop for voting.

Voting will be done in the shop by ballot box like the first challenge!

Please go here to join in!

Running with Scissors Catch Up!

We have a winner for the captured image challenge!  To see the orginal post go here!  Voting took place in Running with Scissors Shop.  The winner was drawn in front of about 4 customers as witnessess on Monday.  We got some fantastic jars entered.  The jars were a pain to photograph, all the different shapes, so I am sorry if my photos don't do your jars justice.  I am not going to put a lot of writing as this post will be long enough, but if you go to RWS gallery you can see some more!



 Janet - sorry about the photos, but it was really hard to photograph

And finally here is our winner Nicki!!! Congradulations, your jar is truly a master piece!