Monday, 29 March 2010

Hooray - I finished all the invitations today! Hats off to anyone who makes invitations regularly, I love making cards but variety is the spice of life I say!!! So just one Easter card today, made for hubby using an image I received in a swap arranged on Crafts By Carolyn - its such a lovely image I didnt want to overpower it with embellishments so left the card fairly simple... Have used this card to enter this weeks blog candy over at Cute Card Thursday - here's the link
Helen x

Sunday, 28 March 2010


Managed to do a few more Easter cards today, I'm a bit behind and disorganised this year but think I've made all the cards I need too... just a few more eggs to buy. The sheep stamped imaged came in a swap arranged on the Crafts by Carolyn forum, I had lots of different images and it was a real treat to get an envelope full in the post along with the usual bills!

helen x

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Another Easter card using the same stamp, this card to be used as my entry in this weeks Papertake Weekly sketch challenge, more spring like colours this time, and on Monday this card will be bouncing along to my bunny rabbit loving friend Joan.

helen x
Easter cards - at long last, I really feel behind this year, thats with me doing so many Christening invites - did 40 more today so a welcome break to use this cutey free stamp from Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. This card isnt traditional Easter colours bt I am quite pleased with how its turned out...

Thursday, 25 March 2010

At the workshop we also made a card, we did use a DoCrafts rose stamp but after I coloured mine using a watercolour I was not at all happy with it! (I had used a paint brush and not a my favoured Koi water brush) so it looked very heavy handed, when I got home I changed the image for a lovely hedgehog by Penny Black and the card is now winging its way to my Aunt for her birthday!

bye for today... Helen xx
Yesterday my friend Karen and I attened a workshop run over at Grafton Crafts, and here is what we made - a ribbon box - now if you could see the jumble my ribbons are in you'd know I did need a storage system! This is fine for the ribbons and I'm quite pleased with it (apparently you can by the box blanks from Woodware), we did a patchwork design and used the Docrafts butterfly punch. It was good fun and a good excuse for a pub lunch afterwards as it finished at 12.30!!!
At long last... it seems to be ages since I blogged, after a weekend away in Devon I just dont seem to have had much time for anything... anyway, on to crafting, I have been very busy making Christening invitations... they want 176!!! Eek! 80 down so nearly half way, phew! Obviously it had to be a very simple design for that quantity, and lucky I have a week off work to get on with them.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mothers Day to all mums out there! I was spoilt with flowers, chocs and bubble baths... Just one card today, for the challenge on the sugar Bowl... it had to be a Sugar Nellie design and incorporate stars somewhere, I struggled with the stars as the design doesnt lend itself to stars but found the greetings stamp with stars on and the centre of the flower is a sort of flower brad!

Back to work tomorrow so no posts for a few days... so enjoy for now, Helen x

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Forgot to mention - I got the image from - the girlies over there are kindly offering 6 freebie images, just for a stamped addressed envelope!!! Isnt that kind!
Me again... card making frenzy this afternoon, made this one for the Spring colours card challenge over on the Penny Black challenge blog... if only the spring would arrive!

Helen x
Hi... another card I've just made with the lovely Newtons-law image - a freebie too, just hop over to and click on 'colouring' theres a selection of really cute pics. The wording is perfect too! I think this card will be for my aunts birthday in a few weeks.
Hi to everyone and welcome to my new followers - managed to upload a few piccies today, and next must go and enter them for the various challenges I am joining in with this week. I really am a sucker for a freebie - doing the shopping in Morrisons this morning I spotted the latest edition of Simply Cards and Papercraft with freeie stamp set, 'Fat Cats' by David Parkins - they are great fun and should make good cards for my cat loving friends!

Bye for today, Helen x
Have I bitten off more than I can chew?! Our lovely grandson Kian is to be Baptised in May and I offered to make the invitations - how lovely - until I found out they were inviting 200 guests!!! eek!!! Guess I'm going to be busy, especially as the Baptism is in May! So I have come up with 2 designs for Sam to choose from, very basic and easy as I will be limited on time... I wonder which one she will go for...
Another sketch challenge - this time for Cute Card Thursday. I'm very new to sketch challenges and really like having a 'plan' to work to.... I do tend to get stuck into a rut of doing the same designs over and over!!!! The stamped image was kindly sent to me along with a friendship card via DoCrafts, I think its lovely!
Hello again... been a good few days since I posted so hope to get a bit done today. This card is for the DoCrafts sketch challenge, to be honest I'm not overly pleased with it - certainly not my best work!!!!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


More blog candy over at http://http// - and its yet another gorgeous blog! Puts me to shame!!!


Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Hello again

Found some beautiful blog candy up for grabs at - pop on over for a chance of winning!!!

Not much time for crafting at the moment - sadly! Been over to Grafton Crafts this morning, veeeryyy nice, only got a spool of organza ribbon and some fibres but picked up a workshop leaflet too so hope to go again to done one of those!

Bye for now, Helen x

Sunday, 7 March 2010


So no posting for a few days I'm afraid (no pics that is) as I've been at work... thats just not fair really is it? But needs must and holidays to pay for so i guess I shouldnt complain really! Did find some gorgeous images to use at ... cant wait to download and use them on some cards, best of all they are free!!!!

Bye for now, Helen x

Friday, 5 March 2010


Had to make this card as soon as I downloaded the lovely freebie image from the Digitalstampboutique - Malcolm Mouse - I think he's so cute! Been into town this morning and got the latest issue of Creativity magazine, that has to be the best value mag on the market dont you think? Also got another pack of Prima flowers in Smiths half price at £1.24 a box - bargain!

Helen x

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Back again... just made a card for the DoCrafts card exchange, we find our partners tomorrow and send off our cards. I hope my 'partner' will like this card, I hope its inspiring.

Today I've posted a picture of how I store my stamped images, very simply a covered and decorated box, alongside it is a jar I keep my prima flowers in... though I am loving the rose bud type flowers I'm seeing a lot of on cards these days so guess that may be my next purchase!!!

Been to aqua aerobics and walked the dogs this morning - very active, must be time for a coffee and cake!!!

Bye for now, Helen x

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


Just one card uploaded today, having just come off nights I'm in zombie mode so just made one simple card today. Need to do some stamping for an exchange of images being run over on the CraftsbyCarolyn forum as well as make a Friendship card for a swap on the DoCrafts forum. Another 3 hours in the day would be useful!!!

Helen x

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


I'm enjoying the blogging but not over sure if I'm doing it properly!!! Started out loading my photo's fine, now I cant seem to do it the same way, not sure if its the sizing on my pictures and i am not a computer wizz! Oh well, all trial and error at the moment, I just hope you can all see my cards??

Work again for me tonight and then my days off, hopefully some time for crafting!


Helen x

Monday, 1 March 2010

Hello again... after a weekend at work I have today uploaded 5 more cards... hope you like them, the Coco the Bear ones are for Mothers day, a birthday card for my nephew who is 8 next week and 2 Popcorn the Bear cards - just because I love the stamps!!!! Enjoy looking and thanks to my 2 followers for your support!

Helen x

Popcorn the bear

Popcorn the Bear... using blue colours, and the cicular greeting is one from Cuddly Buddly