Wednesday, 10 June 2015

From the Catwalk

Good morning friends ... hope you are all well this morning. I would like to welcome 2 new followers to my blog - Karen who is following via blogger, and Patti who is following via e-mail ... welcome to my little corner of blogland ladies, and I hope you enjoy the inspiration I share!

I'm going to be scheduling this post as I've got a Target Setting Review appointment at school with youngest bambino and her form tutor first thing, then it's off to the gym for a quick run on the "trotmill" (I'm doing a bit of Fartlek at the moment ... and no, I'm not swearing! It's where you run really fast for a short burst and then go more slowly, fast, slow and so on for around 20 minutes) before heading into my regular Yoga class.

I'm ever so excited to be bringing you the first New Release from Sophia's Sweet Scribbles and this release is going to get you all heading over to buy it, as we're bringing you The Fashion Collection.

These 6 different dresses will be totally perfect for all the ladies in your life, and I'm thrilled to be showcasing The Day Dress:

This card really has been so very simple to put together, just to demonstrate that with the right materials you can have a great card in next to no time!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is pre-made in white card, around 14.7cm square
  • Papers - come from the May 2015 Club Inspire free download by Crafter's Companion. This collection is called Springtime Florals and I have used one of the Card Companions from the set.
  • Image - is by the very talented Larissa at Sophia's Sweet Scribbles and is called The Day Dress. To bring this dress to life, I paper pieced it using the same dotty paper from the Card Companion only I've reduced the scale to make the dots smaller and closer together. I've used my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours to bring the dress and dress form to life, before fussy cutting it out.
    • Dress - GT2, Blender Pen, Silver Gel Pen (to give a light lacy effect to the top portion of the bodice)
    • Dress Form - EB1, EB2, Blender Pen
    • Outline - GT1
  • Sentiment - is by Debbie at The Crafty Pad and comes from the Stitching Ticket Sentiments Set. I have put a slit in each end of the ticket so I could thread it onto an oddment of gold coloured satin ribbon I found in my stash (courtesy of a bargain £1 bag from Hobbycraft I think!) to make a ribbon slider

I hope you'll come over to the Sophia's Sweet Scribbles StoreSweet Scribblers! Facebook Fan Group and Sophia's Sweet Scribbles Official Website and see the other wonderful creations from my very talented teamies! Also, at the Official Website, Larissa is very kindly giving you a chance to own 2 digis from this fabulous collection.

And finally, we're having a DT call ... would you like to join us and create with these and other wonderful images? If so, head over to the Sweet Scribblers! Facebook Fan Group for all the details. We'd love for you to join us!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hi Helen fabulous card Hun, love the design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Very pretty card Helen, lovely soft papers and a gorgeous design, lovely!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. Your design is lovely, and so are your colors. We're happy you dropped by 613 Avenue Create.

  4. great paperpiecing Helen - love it xx

  5. Lovely card. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Come and
    Get It this week. Hope to see your beautiful art work here again soon. Judy DT

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Time, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Wonderful image and colors! I love how you paper pieced that gorgeous dress! Thanks for joining in Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC #6!

  9. Super cute card, lovely soft colors & design!

    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  10. This is really pretty, I love the colours you have chosen. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Simply Papercrafts For All Occasions.


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Helen x