Tuesday, 23 April 2013

With Red and White Love!

Hello friends and happy St. George's Day to my English followers!

It's been a glorious day here on the south coast of the UK - the sun's still out, there are a few clouds in the sky, I've had a line full of washing ... the only damper is that is that the clothes will need ironing later! Still, at least it seems we've got a spell of warmer weather. Just hope this isn't our summer :o)!!! I hope the weather is just as nice in your area. Welcome to Jackie, my newest follower - hope you enjoy this crafting journey!

Well, with apologies to the team, I'm a day late with this post. Yesterday saw the start of a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, and our theme for you this week is Use a Circle on your Creation.

Our lucky winner's prize is (as usual) one sheet of images from the Whoopsi Daisy Store, unless you've used a Whoopsi Daisy Image for your project in which case you can choose two sheets of images. Linnie has let us all loose in her store again, and if you haven't visited in the last couple of weeks, now would be a good time to go. Not only are there some beautiful new images there (including my favourites 'the misses'!) but there's also a really sweet freebie there for you.

For my card this week, I've used the current sketch at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards and have also been inspired by the St. George's Colour Combo of Red and White at Ladybug Crafts Ink, and here is my card for you:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Snow White which I cut, scored and folded to make a 12cm square card.
  • Borders - have been embossed using the Bubbles border on my Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Teddy Surprise and Butterflies directly onto my base card. I wanted to make it appear as though one of the border was on top of the other (as per the sketch) and actually embossed it like this. However, I think I'll need to have a re-think on this technique, as it hasn't worked!!!!!
  • Design Paper - is Paper 1 and it's from a mini scrapping kit called Only You by Studio Basic Designs at Sweete Shoppe Designs. I've taken the paper into my word processing programme, and superimposed a circle with a broad line over the paper, to give the impression of a matted layer.
  • Image - is of course by Linnie from Whoopsi Daisy and she is a pre-coloured image from Sheet 444. She's one of the newer images that Linnie has created in her range of older girl images. She shares the sheet with herself as a line drawing, and also with the girl I used in my post Très Chic earlier this month who also comes as both a line drawing and pre-coloured image. I've put this "lovely" in a circle with a broad line around it.
  • Pearls - are from my stash and are coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pen in shade DR3

Do come over to Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and have a look at what the other talented Divas have made for your inspiration which feature "Circles on your Creation". Don't forget to come back and show us your projects - you've got until Sunday 28th April to link your creations up. And don't forget, as usual, if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image then you don't have to follow this week's theme!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you enjoy your week.
Hugs, Helen x


  1. Wow this is great! Love the word paper with the hearts behind the image. Really brings out the color in the girl. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES
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    A Look Through My Eyes

  2. Beautiful. I love the embossing Helen.

  3. Gorgeous image and fabulous colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  4. This is a gorgeous card Helen...I love the embossed bubbles and how clever are you superimposing circles and all that!!! Thanks so much for joining in our Red and White Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  5. Just fabulous Helen! Love your CAS style too! Susan x

  6. Stunning card Helen, lovely image .

    Hugs Julie xx

  7. stunning card Helen - really perfect in red and white and I love that new image xx

  8. I love the clean,stylish simplicity of this card, LOVELY. Great way to use our sketch too. Thanx so muc for sharing your beautiful creation with us at CC&CC! Joanne

  9. Beautiful card, love the embossed bubble border...
    Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC.

  10. a gorgeous and very sweet card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. Love the embossing and the pretty pop of red in the corner. Very nice! Thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Jennifer

  12. This card has both class and style, an essence of CAS style. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  13. Super cute! Thanks for joining our CAS challenge!

  14. This is just beautiful and a wonderful CAS design.
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  15. I like this card with all the white space and the image adding colors to your card! Sweet, clean design!

  16. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well of “digi days”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  17. So Cute!!! Love how you repeated the circle theme in the embossing, the image and the pearls!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!

  18. What an interesting way to interpreted the sketch with dry embossing! That is fabulous. The image is very cute. Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  19. Gorgeous card.love the embossing you've done too.thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  20. Beautiful Helen, love the CAS design and the wonderful embossing! Adorable image!

  21. Helen, your beautiful pre-coloured girl looks fabulous on this very pretty card. Lovin' your embossing too!!! So glad to see your entry at the Ladybug Crafts Ink's "Colour Combo - Red and White" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose


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Helen x