Monday, 24 April 2017

April Workshop


Hi - happy Monday !

Just a quick post to show my card design for my next workshop this Saturday the 29th.


It's a good exercise on how different colours make a difference - 'Blue Moon' is quite monotone and 'Dawn' is made using more colours. Both cards were made using HobbyArt's Dandelion Wishes.

I so look forward to these workshops - lots of fun, laughter and crafting!


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Mo Manning - Feed The Soul


Hi, loved the sentiment on this because it's so true! Lucky enough to receive flowers on my recent birthday they really do uplift you when you look at them.


So here's my CAS card for this week made using Feed The Soul available from Mo's digital shop and simply coloured with my Copics. 

There's still time to enter Mo's DP2 Challenge if you fancy having a go at winning a super prize to spend in her store - why not take a look to see some fabulous ideas and inspiration!


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Mo Manning's Challenge - April 2017


Wow this year is flying by ! April already and I have a busy few weeks - it's my big sister's special birthday first swiftly followed by an ordinary birthday for me yay!!

Here's my sample for April's DP2 Challenge using Splash! from Mo's digital shop -


The image is coloured with my pens and the background is just some stamped water drops as I expect this being the UK that there will be plenty of April showers!

Pop over to the Dream Team Blog to see more inspiration from my teamies every day and why  not have a go in the challenge to see if you can win a prize!


Monday, 20 March 2017

Workshop - 19th March

Hi, here I am again! Trying to keep up to date with my makes- here are some samples of my design for the March workshop using HobbyArt Sweet Peas stamp set. It's a little money or gift card wallet, ideal for sending cash etc as a gift.



Simply made by making a trifold piece of card, the inside has a sentiment and the outside has a Kuretake water coloured topper.

Short and sweet post from me today - still got some to catch up on lol ! 

Entering this in http://caswatercolour.blogspot.co.uk/ so much inspiration on this site. 



Sunday, 19 March 2017

Playing with scene stamping

HobbyArt/Stampscapes and Penny Black stamps
And another post - I know - you're getting dizzy from them popping up over the last few days lol - so am I !

Just a few photos of some scene stamping I've been playing with lately, I do love scenes and have used a lot of Stampscapes in the past, thought I'd have a go with some other makes too .....

Lavinia Stamps and  HobbyArt sentiment
Inkylicious stamps and Penny Black sentiment

Inkylicious stamps and HobbyArt sentiment
HobbyArt stamps and Impression Obsession Die

So, pretty much up to date now ! Hope you've enjoyed looking through them - see you soon !



Saturday, 18 March 2017

Catch up!

Well I have been a bit remiss lately with my blogging so thought I'd do a catch up of some of the things we've been making at my monthly workshops along with Martine. We've been  having great fun with each day full of laughs and chat along with some crafting! The next ones are on the 19th March and 29th April - really look forward to doing these, always lovely to see people who haven't tried things before because they've felt they can't do something suddenly say 'I can do this!' .




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In January we played with watercolours and HobbyArt stamps 'Irises' The brown one was made by painting with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, the others with Kuretake Clean Colour pens.




February's was a bit more complicated but worth the extra effort ! I was inspired from attending Jenny Mayes workshop last year to make this one using HobbyArt Spring Scenes stamps this time with the Kuretake pens to colour.

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Here are some of the ladies having fun with some Christmas designs we did in December.
If any one is interested in coming to one of our workshops please contact me through my blog or pm me on Facebook. We sometimes have a few places spare so it's always worth checking.

Well that'll do for now, hope you've enjoyed looking through the photos and hope to see you soon !



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Mo's Blog Hop - March 2017



Hi everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop and this time its an 'Easter' theme.


Here's the Blog Hop run in case you get lost on the way......

 Gaynor,Hellen, Julie,KalyLou,Olesya,Alice,Anneke,Daria,Debby,



   


Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

My card is made with Mo's Bunny with Basket digi from her shop. coloured with my pens with a few dies added. I wanted to emphasis the Easter theme so found my little easter chick and asked him to pose - I think this is his 'frazzled' pose lol !! Oh and by the way by the time I'd uploaded the photos the smarties had somehow disappeared ........oops.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Mo Manning Challenge - March 2017

Hi - March already and spring flowers bursting through everywhere! Lurve spring - fingers crossed we don't get any late snow this year.

So here's my design for this months Mo Manning Challenge - which is as usual Anything Goes (with a Mo image)..............


Don't you just love the look on this little boys face! Made me laugh - it's like a real OOOPS moment isn't it.

I used Mo's 'Going Up Boy' from her digital shop, coloured with Copics and the background is just simple dye ink blending with some cloud die cuts and sentiment.

So why not pop over the Mo's DP2 Challenge Page, take a look at the inspiration from the Dream Team and then have a go yourself for a chance of winning a prize to spend at Mo's.

Have fun !


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Mo Manning's Blog Hop - February 2017


Hi everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop and this time its a 'Get Well' theme.


Here's the Blog Hop run in case you lost on the way......

Debby, Daria, Gaynor,Gretha,Hellen (me!),

  Julie,Anneke,







Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Mo Manning's Challenge February 2017

Hi, and welcome to my little cupboard. It's been a busy January for me, trying to escape the grey days of winter I've been cleaning and clearing, - always surprising how much you gather over time! Hey ho keeps me out of mischief :-) 

Anyhoos, here's is my card for Mo's new DP2 Challenge which starts today with a theme of Anything Goes with a Mo image.



Using some of Mo's new images called Mags, Jerry and Dodi, coloured with my Copics and a few dies and sequins. So made me giggle with their cheeky faces! Reminded me of that saying 'Dance like no one is watching'.

So don't forget to take a look at Mo's blog, you could be the lucky one to win a prize this month.

OK, so back to the cleaning I suppose, have fun whatever you do too  x



Thursday, 19 January 2017

Mo's January Blog Hop


Hi! Welcome to January's Blog Hop for Mo Manning - you've found yourself here at Hellen's blog and here's the list of blogs you need to visit and leave a comment on to be in with a chance to win a prize!

 AnnekeDebby, ErinGaynorHellen,
  JulieKaly, LouOlesyaPat.




The theme this month is Hearts and here's my design made using Mo's Flower Jar Image,  coloured with my Copic Pens with some heart and lace dies added with a stamped sentiment.


Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!


...................and still plenty of time to pop over and enter Mo's DP2 Challenge with another prize on offer! 


April Workshop

Hi - happy Monday ! Just a quick post to show my card design for my next workshop this Saturday the 29th. It's a good exercise o...