Sunday 28 February 2010

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 30

This is the first challenge that I've entered at The Sugar Bowl so I hope the card is going to be OK. Challenge 30 was a sketch and the 'added extra' was to use a shabby chic style.
The image is from Sugar Nellie (of course!) and the backing papers from K&Co and Basic Grey. I coloured the image a bit darker than usual - I used vanilla Promarker under my usual pink shades to tone it down. The sentiment is from a Papermania set and I've added a Sizzix flower and some paper flowers coloured with Promarkers.

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 101 - Ribbon-Tastic

Challenge 101 on Cute Card Thursday this week is called Ribbon-Tastic and the challenge is to make a card using a little or a lot of ribbon. The ribbon is my card is the orange and white gingham on the tag - both behind the main image and at the bottom of the tag as well.
The main image is one of the newest stamps from Little Claire Designs called 'Duckmum' - there are actually three characters on the stamp but by masking off the stamp with low tack tape, I just stamped one of them. I've also used my new Martha Stewart punch down one side and used the little cut out flowers as accents.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Anyone for Anya Challenge - Something Completely Different

This card is for the "Something Completely Different" challenge on the Anyone for Anya Challenge blog.

I actually made my first card shaped like this at a class yesterday so it's still new to me - the image is of course from Greetings Farm and the sentiment is a Hero Arts one.

I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog - Challenge #2

I found the I Love Promarkers Challenge blog when I was browsing through other people's blogs earlier in the week and then spotted the sketch challenge they were running.

This is my card made with a Greetings Farm image and a sentiment from Hero Arts. The backing paper is from Basic Grey and I've added some pink and dark cream card. The base flower is coloured with a Promarker and I've added an extra peel off too.

Saturday 20 February 2010

Papercraft Essentials Issue 52

These two cards are featured as the 'Online Favourite' in the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials - a lovely suprise!

They appear on page 12 under my gallery name of Stamping Helen. The flower image is from Little Claire and the girl on the stool is another stamped image.

Little Claire Workshop

I've been to a workshop this afternoon with the Little Claire stamp company all about making shaped cards. We made five cards in all but I've shown two of my favourites here - a stepped card and an easel card.
They have some gorgeous stamp designs as well as other lovely products - you can see them all at

Thursday 18 February 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Metal Mania

And this card is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week which is called "Metal Mania". I've used metal flower brads over the paper flowers in each corner of the card and put a nail head gem in the centre of each to finish them off. The main image is from Elzybells.

Quixotic Challenges - Something for Mum

This card is for the latest Quixotic Challenge "Something for Mum". The main image and sentiment are from the "Me Time" Greetings Farm set. The backing paper is actually a Christmas one by Craft Creations but I thought it went well with the image and words! I've finished it with some black ribbon and paper flowers coloured with Promarkers to match the image.

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Anyone for Anya - Flower Power Challenge

This is my card for the Anyone for Anya Flower Power challenge. I needed to make a green themed card for another swap so decided to combine the two.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and I coloured the paper flowers to match adding a Sizzix die cute flower behind the middle one. I finished the flowers with nail head gems and added some more the the top and bottom on the left hand side.

Friday 12 February 2010

Stitched Valentine Swap

This is a stitched card made for a Valentine swap using a pattern from the Stitching Cards website. It's stitched in DMC threads and then matted onto gold paper and a white card.

Monday 8 February 2010

Anya ATCs

These are three ATCs that I made over the weekend for a 'cute' swap - they had to have a peel off on each one so I've added peel off dots and a greeting to each one.


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