Friday 13 May 2022

Growing in Unity Day Five

 Hello, hello. 

Well my last day for being the Growing in Unity creator has arrived. As I like patterns I figured I needed to have a card today. I pulled out KOTM Unexpected Places and used the coffee stamp and text. I also used the doily/mandala and stamped it on the background patterned paper for some added extra. I actually stamped two of the coffee cups and then fussy cut one of the cups and mounted it for some extra dimension.

I coloured in the cups using some of my Twinkling H2Os.

Well that's it for today. I hope you found some inspiration this week. 

Thanks for visiting,

Thursday 12 May 2022

Growing in Unity Day Four

 Hello, hello. Welcome to my second last day. Gee the week has gone fast but I have enjoyed sharing my creations with you all.

For today's share I have another art journal page. This one is different from Tuesday's especially considering it is on a burlap page in my Dina Wakley media journal.

I used the Ellie Girl stamp set for this page, stamping the text on the background as well. I coloured her in with some of Inktense pencils and added a few embellishments and scraps of patterned paper from my stash.

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday 11 May 2022

Growing in Unity Day Three

 Hello, hello. 

Welcome to my little part of the crafting world. 

Today, I have a card to share with you.

First, I coloured the background with Distress Oxide Inks and then removed some of the colour with a baby wipe and a stencil. Using black ink, I stamped the Flowers From Neverland across the bottom of the card. I randomly coloured some of the flowers in using felt markers. I stamped and embossed the 'Happy Birthday' phrase from the All About You Sentiment Kit from May 2014. Then I stamped the butterflies from the Moment by Moment set onto the card and then onto some white card stock. I coloured the butterflies in and then fussy cut them out and stuck them on top of the stamped images on the card. Then I drew in some flight lines for the butterflies and added some white splatters and called the card done!

I hope you find some inspiration here today. Thanks for looking.


Tuesday 10 May 2022

Growing in Unity Day 2

Hello, hello.

For today's creation I pulled out a brand new art journal and created this page.

 I used a few different stamp sets. First I used March Florals to stamp the flowers which I coloured with paint. I used a SMAK kit from July 2012 for the background texture and the 'i love my life' title. Some gems, patterned paper and some hearts finished it off.

That's it for today. See you tomorrow,


Monday 9 May 2022

Growing In Unity Day 1

 Hello, hello, hello!

After fighting my way through the cobwebs of the internet I found my blog and am posting for the first time in years! I am the Growing in Unity creator this week so I thought I would post here.

My first creation for the week is this simple card:

I used the Hello My Friend Itty Bitty stamp, some inking for the background over an embossed piece of card plus some scraps of patterned paper which resulted in this card.

I hope you enjoy looking at my creations this week and find something to spark some joy.

take care and happy crafting,

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Latest Layouts

Hello All,

Now that I'm back into 'normal' life again - what is normal you ask? Good question but I'm back into the swing of life for me here in WA. I am trying to make time each week for crafting and I fluctuate from recording a video one week to creating a layout the next, then video then layout.
Here are a few of my latest creations:

This was a Scraplift video.

This one a Sketch It video.

My latest layout for The Studio Challenges using this sketch:

Plus I created this card for my friend's birthday using stamps from Felicity Jane:

Well that's it for now. Thanks for looking.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

Sunday 28 July 2019

I'm Back!!!

Hello all,

I'm not sure if anyone still comes to my little section of the internet but if you do then rest assured I'm back scrapping and ready to share my creations. After 7 months of adventure, 3 continents, 12 countries and countless flights I am back in Perth, Western Australia and have resumed my normal day to day life. Luckily for me, this also involves participation on a few design teams so that I can share my love for scrapbooking.

Crafty Maven
I have already created my first video for The Crafty Maven Getaway, it went live last Thursday. Thank you so much for welcoming me back Hannah. I made a Sketch It video and used this sketch I found on The Hip Kit Facebook group for inspiration:

Here's the video:

The Studio Challenges
I was also very happy when Anna welcomed me back to The Studio Challenges. Today, my layout for our title/journaling challenge went live. Here it is:

After a weekend of art journal classes with Jo Firth-Young I now have another video to record ready for Tuesday. So back to my desk I need to go.

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx