Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CraftyHelen has been crafting again.

I'm back.
Our house is back to normal.
We helped shift Jan and Kodi on the weekend in a nice wee house, so Savannah can have her bedroom back and the van can sleep in the garage again.
I got some crafting done yesterday and today YEAH.
With me not crafting for so long I haven't done any challenges lately, there are two challenge site I love so I have combined them for this card.
I have used the Sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday #26.
 And the Colour Challenge from Just Add Ink # 78.
Here is what I came up with.
 The card sort of evolved as I went on, the colours didn't smoke my tyres, but I really pleased with the end result.
I brayered the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
 I made the vase using Contempo Christmas Stamp and matching Punch, I love it.
 I have used Petal Pizzazz and Tiny Tags Stamp Sets.
Petal Pizzazz is on the retiring list, It's a great set, contact me to order yours because after 31st August you will no longer be able to get it.
Here's the inside, I used Apple Blossom level 2 Hostess Set.
It not to late to ring and book a workshop so you earn this before the end of the month because it will be retiring also.


  1. Wow! I love the use of the ornament punch as a vase. Your card has lots of lovely layers and texture. Thanks for playing along with the colour challenge this week.

  2. Your card is beautiful. I love using the ornaments as vases. it seems they are made for that purpose. Your colours are stunning.
    Thanks for playing this week.

  3. Love this Helen. You've done so well with this colour combo. Great little vase of flowers, how I love Petal Pizzazz - I'm going to miss it!

  4. Love how you have done the back ground on this. Same patterns but different colour and negative/postive of the pattern. Great idea.

  5. Lovely card. Great use of the punch. Glad you're back into the crafting.

  6. Love your card and the techniques you've used.

  7. Excellent Helen - so much to look at! Love the vase of flowers against the textured/coloured background ♥

  8. Love it Helen so much detail - it's fabulous

  9. Well done Helen on being picked in the Top 3 - this is an awesome card :)

  10. This card is even better IRL! Thank you Helen - I love it! Can't wait to see you next week. xxoo

  11. Tis a great card Helen. Sadly I nver did get to play with this set. There are so many lovely touches in this card. Love the inked embossing. ooxx