Friday, 1 April 2011

MIA

I have been building up the photography side of my life at the moment, so I am afraid to say my crafting has taken a back seat for the time being ....

I would love you to go to my photo blog and leave some comments on the photos that I have been shooting

Helena's Photos

TFL
Helena
xxxx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Whiff of Joy Secret Summer Stamp Kit

I ordered the secret spring kit and I LOVED it, haven't had a lot of time to play with them at the moment, but will be doing so over the Easter break!  I am seriously thinking of buying the Summer kit

just look at that image! I am in love already, go HERE to pre-order the Summer Secret Kit.


Friday, 4 March 2011

Cute little 6 week old baby, Grimsby

Look at this little cutie, I photographed her on Monday night, please check out my photo blog Helena's Photos so see more of her ...


Sunday, 27 February 2011

Cute Card Thursday and Crafty Cardmakers

Cute Card Thursday

She'd like to see you use Fairies AND at least 2 punches

The fairy is obvious, I actually used 3 punches, two flowers and the loopy circle going around the image!





Just Magnolia, Magnolia-licious Highlites, Magnolia Stamp Lovers, Magnolia Down Under Challenge, phew

Decided to enter this card in a few challenges!



The Magnolia-licious DT has a special Blog Hop for you today featuring all those super cute and super small Mini Magnolia Stamps. The theme is all about SPRING because I know we are all ready for the spring warmth and spring flowers to come soon!
So we hope you will hop along with us today and then come back here and enter your own fabulous Mini Magnolia Spring Creation to win!!
Blog Hop Order
-Sharon
-Barb
-Cheryl
-Suzanne
-Maureen
-Patti Jo
-Angie
-Janiel

The blog hop was fun, saw some really stunning work! Well done to the DT!  I think my card has a spring feel about it! Tilda picking some spring flowers!

Magnolia Stamp Lovers
Today we have a new challenge for you and we have chosen Pastels

The colours that I have used are very muted compared to a lot of the cards that I have made lately!

Magnolia Down Under
FLOWER POWER
I know I have not put actual flowers on the card, but the images have lots of flowers in it!

Flower Soft
This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge (FSC23) – Spring!

I used flower soft on the flowers!




 

Friday, 25 February 2011

Mojo Monday and Magnolia Down Under Challenge


DISTRESSING
Lots of distressing in this one, the edging on the background paper, the matted paper, the circle and the image were distressed and then inked.  I also stamped the background on the circle.

 



Die Cut Dreams, B'n'W, Stamp with Fun, and Wild Orchid Challenges

Wild Orchid Challenge-
"Here’s the sketch"

BnW Challenge-
"Have a favorite color combo, layout, flowers, papers, ribbons or a favorite Elisabeth Bell image that you like to use....well NOW is your chance!
**I only ask that you put a HEART somewhere on your creation in honor of Valentine's Day today!**
(This can be located anywhere no matter how big or small.)"
 
I love the image I have used, I think it's a good one to send to a couple at Christmas, I have included 2 hearts!
 
Stamp With Fun
Receipe:
3 Paper, 3 Flower and Ribbon
 
Die Cut Dreams
The theme for this weeks challenge is
*Make a Card with a matching separate Tag*
 
Been a bit lax lately in my promise to myself to make a Christmas card everytime I make a card! Card with tag

Not a very happy bunny, had my card completed, was tidying up, a drop of water fell on the girl's face : (, you can see it in the next photo, didn't have time to go and do it all again : (


 Tag

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Viva La Verve Challenge Wk4 and Sir Stampalot Challenge

Viva La Verve over on Splitcoast Stampers hold a monthly challenge of sketches, each week of the month one of the DT will post a sketch, all you have to do is make sure you have all four sketches completed before the end of the month
Week 4
"this months challenge where we would love to see entries on the theme..................
All Creatures Great and Small"
 

Deceided to use the free woodlands stamp that I got with the Do Crafts magazine a while ago!

 

Viva La Verve Challenge Wk3 and Just Magnolia Challenge

Viva La Verve over on Splitcoast Stampers hold a monthly challenge of sketches, each week of the month one of the DT will post a sketch, all you have to do is make sure you have all four sketches completed before the end of the month
Week 3

Our challenge this week is a theme – Love You

And here is my take on the two challenges!









Viva La Verve Challenge Wk2 and Totally Gorjuss

Viva La Verve over on Splitcoast Stampers hold a monthly challenge of sketches, each week of the month one of the DT will post a sketch, all you have to do is make sure you have all four sketches completed before the end of the month!
Week 2

We want to see checks on your entries. Now this can be paper, ribbon etc.

Thought I was going to struggle with this, but I managed two different sets of checks!




Viva La Verve Challenge Wk1

Viva La Verve over on Splitcoast Stampers hold a monthly challenge of sketches, each week of the month one of the DT will post a sketch, all you have to do is make sure you have all four sketches completed before the end of the month!

Week 1
Sorry image a bit wonky!

I decided to do a very simple matting and layering style for this card, the background on the cardstock is stamped with a floral design from the Stamping Up range.


CPS challenge and Cute Card Thursday Challenge

 Here is this week's sketch over on CPS

This week we want to see your cards that feature something nice and shiny. It can be Glossy Accents added to your image, or charms, metal flowers, mirror card, if it's shiny we want to see it!

And this is what I came up with, used another of my scrummy new WOJ stamps! I added a sliver heart charm and some sprays of pearls  for the Cute Card Thursday challenge ....



Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Friday Sketchers and Whiff Of Joy

OOOh Whoooo
Got my new WOJ stamps on Monday it was the pre-order secret stamps, didn't know what I was getting, but boy was I happy when the turned up and the lovely people at WOJ even put in a delish pack of brads, soo beautiful, thank you WOJ!

Friday Sketchers:-
"OK ladies, here comes the new sketch - go to the papers, stamp and let us see!!!"


"Our challenge for this fortnight is "Paper Piecing".

Again fantastic challenges, loved working with the sketch and the paper piecing was fun!


Isn't she just adorable .... I don't know her name or the names of any of the other beautiful stamps that came with the kit, if anyone knows their names could you please point me in the right direction!  I loved, loved colouring her in! I think I might be ordering more of these secret kits!


The Sugar Bowl

The Sugar Bowl:- "TWO lucky winners will win their choice of 6 super sweet Sugar Nellie rubber stamps.
To be in with a chance of winning this FABULOUS prize just follow the sketch and perhaps add the optional theme which this time is…"

THEME -
 SKETCH:

 This was a lovely challenge, loved the theme and the sketch was brilliant to work with.  Here is what I came up with

OOps need to fix my watermark, lol!  I have just noticed that I coloured her tights in different!  I put glossy accents glue over a paper label to make it stand out more!