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Friday, 5 June 2020

New Alphabet Challenge - E is for Earth Bound Animals


We're back today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog with a new challenge and this time it's E is for earth bound animals.

Have a look on the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I've used the following from Stampin' Up

- Back on Your Feet stamp set
- patterned paper
- green card
- Mossy Meadow ink pad for the sentiment

I also used my Promarkers to colour the image and a card blank from Craft Creations.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

New Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Deck the Halls


We've got a new challenge today on the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge Blog and this time our theme is:


Have a look at the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- bauble punch, dies and patterned paper from Stampin' Up
- stamped sentiment also from Stampin' Up
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

New Cardz 4 Galz Challenge - More Than One Score/Fold


We've got a new challenge today on the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog and this time we'd like to see cards with more than one score or fold.

I've created an easel card - here's a view of it from the side:



Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I've used the following from Stampin' Up

- Beautiful Moments stamp set 
- patterned paper
- green card
- flower punch
- dies

I also used Promarkers to colour the image and other card from Craft Creations.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

New LeAnn's World 101 Challenge - Anything Goes


We've got a new challenge today on the LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I've used:

- Ashera digi stamp from LeAnn's World 101 available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from First Edition
- other paper, card and pearls from Craft Creations

New Paper Funday Challenge - Anything Goes/Masculine


It's time for a new challenge on The Paper Funday Challenge Blog and this time it's anything goes with the optional twist of making a masculine project.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsor for this month's challenge is:



I worked with a really cute bundle of images called 'World Travel Clip Art' which you can find here in the Etsy shop.

Here is the second card I made:


As well as the images I also used:

- patterned paper from Dovecraft and Stampin' Up
- stamps from Hero Arts, Stampin' Up and PSX
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

New Arty Divas Challenge - Anything Goes


There's a new challenge today on the Arty Divas Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes challenge blog.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


To make my card I used:

- Peony Dragon pre-coloured image from Lee Holland Illustration available here
- patterned papers from The Works
- green cardstock from Stampin' Up
- other card, paper, outline sticker sentiment and gems from Craft Creations

Monday, 1 June 2020

GDT Card for Stampers Delights June Progressive Challenge


I'm currently a GDT for Stampers Delights and this is my card for the Progressive Challenge they have in their Facebook Fan Group each month.

For all the details about the challenge, head to the Facebook Fan Group here and look for an announcement and album with all the details of how to get hold of the 'Kawaii Scouts' set.

These are the set I've used:


This is 'Kawaii Scouts' which is here on the website.

and


'Scouts Props' which is here on the website.

I coloured the images with Promarkers and then used paper and card from Craft Creations.

Head over to the Facebook Fan Group and make sure you join in!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/summer

GDT Card for Your Scrapbook Place Challenge - Anything Goes


I recently won one of the challenges over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge and was invited to be a Guest Designer on the challenge for three months.  Of course I said yes!


Today's new challenge is anything goes - head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:

To make my card I used:

- Birthday Dog digi stamp from Hetty Clare Art available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- paper, card and sentiment stickers from Craft Creations

New All Dressed Up Facebook Group Challenge - Use Layers


We're back today in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group with another new challenge and this month we want you to use layers on your creations.

Head over to the Facebook Group here for all the details and to see the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Hang in There digi stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps available here 
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

New SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge - Your Favourite Colour(s)


There's a new challenge today on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month we're asking you to use your favourite colour or colours.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Tulip Border digi stamp from SheepSki Designs available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- paper, card and outline sticker sentiment from Craft Creations

Scribbles Designs Mid-Challenge Reminder - Brads, Buttons or Bows


We've reached the mid-way point in our current challenge on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.

Our current challenge theme is brads, buttons or bows - take a look here at the post from the start of the month for all the details and here for the mid-challenge reminder post.

To make my card I used:

- Silent Night Quote digi stamp from Scribbles Designs available here
- paper and card from Craft Creations
- brads from my stash

New Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes/Acrylic Block Stamping


We're back today on the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with a new challenge and this month it's anything goes with the option of acrylic block stamping.

Have a look at the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

I started off by applying Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Inks to an acrylic block and then I spritzed it with water before stamping on to white card.

I dried the inks with my heat gun and then used black Versafine ink to stamp the verse from Inkylicious Stamps called Far Away which can be found here.

The grass and the birds are from Stampin' Up.

I finished the card by layering the panel on to black card and then a card blank with some black gems in the corners.

New Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes


We've got another new challenge today on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and, as always, it's anything Christmas goes.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I've used a topper and some patterned paper from an issue of Making Cards magazine.

I die cut the topper and a matching mat and then layered the paper with red paper.  To finish the card I added some clear gems to the topper.

New Love to Scrap Challenge - For the Boys


There's a new challenge today on the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and this month we'd like to see something for the boys.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the designs from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Vrooming By stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs
- Promarkers to colour the image
- sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up
- paper and card from Craft Creations

New Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


The start of the month means a new challenge on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

Have a look at the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I've used a topper and two papers from an issue of Making Cards magazine.

I added a stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up and some punched paper dots to finish the card.

New Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Bells


There's a new challenge today on the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and this month our theme is Christmas Bells.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Circle Sentiments Jingle Bells digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned papers from Stampin' Up
- other card and paper from Craft Creations

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

New Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge - Recycle of Upcycle an Item


There's a new challenge today on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge Blog and this month we'd like you to recycle or upcycle an item on your design.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

I have recycled a sentiment panel cut from an old Christmas card.  I chose it because it looks like it's been printed on kraft card and it worked well with my red and green colour scheme.

I've used paper and card from Craft Creations and then added a snowflake embellishment and red gems from Dovecraft.

New Artsystamper Digital Challenge - Black and White With One Colour


There's a new challenge today on the Artsystamper Digital Challenge Blog and this time we'd like to see you using black and white plus one other colour.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I've used the Field Flowers Silhouettes set:
You can find the set here in the Etsy shop.

I also used a sentiment from the Early Spring Beauty set:


I added two butterflies to the main floral silhouette image from the first set and then used purple card and gingham paper from Stampin' Up to complete my card.

If you'd like to find out more about Artsystamper follow these links:

Artsystamper (YouTube)
Artsystamper (Facebook)
Artsystamper (Instagram)
Artsystamper Art (Facebook Group)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus Challenge - anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - flowers plus a sentiment
Crafty Catz Challenge - anything goes/at least two layers

New Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes


It's the beginning of June (where has the year gone?!) so that means a new challenge on Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  It's always anything goes as long as you've used patterned paper on your creations.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

And this is the prize on offer for this month's winner:


I've used a topper and patterned paper from Making Cards magazine - I layered them with dark pink card and black paper.

The sentiment is an outline sticker on a die cut tag and I added some black paper dots to finish the card.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Weekly Inspiration Post for The Little Paper Tree - Floral Wreath


Today I'm sharing my card made for The Little Paper Tree Blog  - it's my weekly inspiration card using products stocked in the shop.


If there is anything you'd like to purchase from the shop here then you can use this code to get a 10% discount: helenpapertree 

You can find my blog post here.

I used:

- digital Floral Wreath stamp from Sunshine and Bee Designs available at The Little Paper Tree here
- Catherine Pooler Designs Thoughtful Phrases stamp set available here
- Promarkers to colour the flowers
- green card from Stampin' Up
- other card from Craft Creations

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - flowers plus a sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - anything goes/circles

Saturday, 30 May 2020

New Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Include a Bear


We're back today on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge and this week it's anything Christmas goes with the option to include a bear.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

And here is the prize on offer for this week's winner:


To make my card I used a topper and some papers from Making Cards magazine.  I used stitched square dies to die cut the topper and then all the layers.

The sentiment is an outline sticker on a circle of white card.

Friday, 29 May 2020

New My Time to Craft Challenge - Use a Stencil


There's a new challenge today on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time we'd like you to use a stencil on your creation.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

To make the background for my card I used a stencil which came from with Making Cards magazine a couple of years ago.

I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink with a make up sponge and then trimmed the panel down to fit my card.  The sentiment is from Uniko and I layered with black card and some black punched paper dots.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

New Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


We're back today with a new challenge on Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog and, as always, it's an anything goes theme.

Head over to the challenge blog here for all the details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:


and


To make my card I used:

- Cuddly Critters Hippo digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- card and paper from Craft Creations

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes
Sognando Scrap - anything goes
The Sketchy Challenge - anything goes

Bugaboo Stamps - Humour Me Wednesday


It's Humour Me Wednesday on the Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:


Did you know that on 27 May it's Health and Fitness Day?!  That's the theme I chose for my card - I just couldn't resist this great digi stamp to illustrate it!

So here's what I used to make my card:

- Frame It Gertrude Fitness Protection digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps available here
- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from Craftwork Cards
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

You can see the rest of today's cards from the rest of the Design Team here on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness Challenge - anything goes/red
Allsorts Challenge Blog - ginghams, stripes or dots
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog - anything goes

The Male Room Challenge - Landscapes


Today I'm sharing my first DT card for The Male Room Challenge Blog!!

A big thank you to Jane and the rest of the team for asking me to join you all - I'm really looking forward to being part of the Design Team.

Back to today's new challenge:


Have a look at the challenge blog here for all the challenge details and to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team.

To make my card I used:

- Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up
- Stampin' Up inks in Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight
- Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean
- card stock from Stampin' Up and Craft Creations

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Reminder - Use a Die Cut


We've reached the mid-way point in our current challenge on the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Blog.  This month our theme is:


You can find all the details in the post from the start of the challenge here and the mid-way challenge post is here.

To make my card I used:

- snowflake cutting/embossing folder from John Next Door
- snowflake die from Sweet Dixie 
- outline sticker sentiments from Woodware
- other card, paper and gems from Craft Creations

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday Challenge - cut it out (die cuts)
Creative Knockouts - embossing delights

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

New from KLM Digital Designs - Hometown Church


I'm back today with another DT card from KLM Digital Designs using one of this month's new release images.

This one is called 'Hometown Church' and you can find it here in the shop.

There are another two sentiments in the set:

'welcome to our church'

and 

'congratulations on your wedding day'
 to colour the image
- patterned paper from K&Co Designs
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - anything goes

Monday, 25 May 2020

New from KLM Digital Designs - Come Sail Away


I'm back today to share a DT card made with another of this month's new releases from KLM Digital Designs.

This beautiful image and sentiment are from the 'Come Sail Away' digi stamp set which you can find here on the website.

As well as the sentiment I've used the set also contains two other sentiments:

'come sail away with me'

and 

'let your dreams set sail'

To make my card I've also used:

- Promarkers to colour the image
- patterned paper from K&Co
- other paper and card from Craft Creations

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

QKR Stampede - anything goes

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Weekly Inspiration Post for The Little Paper Tree


Today I'm sharing another card designed for The Little Paper Tree online craft shop.


I'm sharing another card made from the new Catherine Pooler Designs Grace in Blooms stamp set:


You can find the stamp set here in the shop and there are matching dies available too.

Last week I used the main flower to make my card here and today I've used one of the smaller stamps (bottom left corner on the picture above).

I simply repeat stamped in black ink and then added one of the sentiments and layered everything with black and white card.  I finished the card by adding black gems to the centres of the flowers.

If you like the stamp set or anything else in the shop, use my code helenpapertree to get 10% off your order.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

As You Like It Challenge - favourite embellishment (gems - the black gems I've used here make the flowers pop)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - say it with flowers
The Flower Challenge - monochrome

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