Monday, 29 April 2013

TRR#52 - Love Letters

We have a fresh challenge over at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog and the lovely 'Keilly' has chosen this beautiful inspiration board photo for you to work with this time.

Here is my take. A sweet rustic little birthday card. I used some pretty papers and stitched along the edge using my trusty sewing machine. I added some 'May Arts Faux Canvas Ribbon' and zig zag stitched along the middle. 

I then used Serendipitys Heart Die to cut some white felt and then added a selection of gorgeous Ribbon Reel Ribbons (the beautiful May Arts 16mm 'faux canvas' Ribbon in champagne, 4mm diagonal stripe ribbon, 16mm Two Tone Aqua Blue Mesh Ribbon23mm Red Polka Dot Button and aqua blue leaf pin

The button has a small flower shape just behind it, cut using a Spellbinders Floral Die. The gorgeous sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps 'Compact Sentiments' set and stamped in PTI's Hawaiian Shores Ink. 

I added a cute 15mm red heart button and bluebell/white gingham button also from
  The Ribbon Reel shop to finish :)

I'm also playing along with the current sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog - FMS#83

You can find all the details of The Ribbon Reel Challenge #52 here along with some truly stunning samples from my teamies :- 

Have a wonderful creative week everyone!


Friday, 19 April 2013

April Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show

Hello and welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show!
You should have arrived here from JJ Bolton's blog. If you would like to follow the blog waltz from the beginning, you can find all the details on Claire's Blog. All the participants are listed for you below:

I was so delighted when Claire and Lynn asked me to take part in this event as part of this months new stamp releases over at Waltzingmouse Stamps! As you can see from the list above I am in extremely good company and still cannot really believe that I can see my name included there :)

I know you already seen lots of wonderful creations, so I will get straight onto my card - I hope that you will not be disappointed.

I used the three little flower images from the 'A Good Egg' set and an all time favourite of mine - 'Pic Nic Patterns' to create a bespoke background. I stamped the leaves in celery green and then stamped the flowers in Primary colours - red, yellow and blue.
Here's a little shot of the three flowers I used together on an acrylic block when I was playing around with the patterns deciding which order to stamp them in.

I used 'Very Vintage Labels 18' to stamp a lovely frame for the sentiment from 'Compact Sentiments' which seemed to fit with flowers ;)

I am the last person on the Flower Show tour today, so I hope that you have enjoyed what you have seen!  Waltzingmouse are offering an AMAZING prize -  all you have to do is CASE one of your favourite cards from the Flower Show and then post a link to your creation on Claire's blog from 23rd April. One random lucky winner will win a total of 5 stamp sets of their choice!! Fantastic- that's definitely worth an entry!!

Don't forget that all of the wonderful new releases are available in here in the Waltzingmouse Stamps Store. 

Monday, 15 April 2013

TRR#51 - Feeling Blue

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I'm back with another fun challenge from The Ribbon Reel.  It's Sarah's turn to set the challenge this time and she has chosen THE most BEAUTIFUL photo for us all and asks us to use Shades of Blue with a hint of green and to include ribbon and flowers.

I used my much beloved Waltzingmouse 'Teeny Trees' stamp set to create a 'New Home' Card. We are unfortunately losing one of my eldest son's best friends to the United States this year as they are moving back to their family, making a new start in Boston where all their family are living. 

I used some beautiful 'sky blue satin ribbon', a 'resin dahlia flower', some 'cream floral cotton lace trim' and some 'May Arts Pale Green velvet ric rac'. I stamped the little tree trunk and branches and then used two tones on the leaves -  a pale sky blue with a celery green on the inside.  I thought those sweet birdies looked as though they could do with a little birdhouse, so I stamped them a new home using the birdhouse image from the "A Good Egg" set by Waltzingmouse in 'faded jeans' distress ink (stamped off, then stamped again).  The scene is all framed by a lacey circle from 'Vintage Circles Small' by Waltzingmouse.

If you get the chance, we would love to see what you come up with for this challenge. You can find all the details here on the Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog as well as some AMAZING cards from the rest of the Ribbon Reel Design Team :)

Have a wonderfully creative week!


x x x

Monday, 1 April 2013

TRR#50 - Mix and Match

Welcome and Happy Easter weekend to you all!

I have a card for the new Ribbon Reel Challenge to share with you today.  Michelle has chosen the lovely photo for your inspiration and asks that you 'Mix and Match' - use TWO patterned papers, ONE plain paper and RIBBON & TWINE!

I created a simple little Easter card using Waltzingmouse Stamps 'A Good Egg' stamp set and springy patterned papers by MME. I also used some beautiful Pearl Aqua Seam Binding (gosh I LOVE this colour!), some 'Ice Pink Scallop cotton lace', a 'Medium Candy Stripe Lavender/White button' and some 'Natural Button Twine'.

If you get the chance to play along, you will find lots of inspiration and full details about this challenge on The Ribbon Reel Blog.

Have a great week!

Helen xxx