Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Flowers for you

Good evening crafty friends and hope this post finds you well.

It's New Release Inspiration Day from the second half of the blog team over at All Dressed Up and Wendy has designed 4 wonderful images perfect for all kinds of card, including those "oh-so-tricky" early teenage boys. Here are the images:

From top left going in a clockwise direction there is Busy Little Bee, Little Squeak, Surfs Up and Summer Time - just click on the image name to be taken straight to it in the shop!

I've used Little Squeak for my card this month (as we have a little squeaky house guest with us, having his own holiday whilst his family are away!) and here it is:

My card recipe is as follows:

I hope that I have inspired you to head over to the ADU shop and treat yourself to some of these images, but do head over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog to see the other wonderful creations using these 4 new images.

Don't forget that we're hosting our usual Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image challenge on the Blog and that our Facebook Teamies are hosting their own challenge for August and the theme is Girlz Rule with an All Dressed Up Image.

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

  • Favourite Embellishment and Why at As You Like It Challenge - ummmmm, embellishments? They're the things that everyone puts on their cards to make them look gorgeous and if I try the same, mine look like something the dog brought in - right?!!!!!!! 😅 Having said that, even I can make a piece of ribbon look nice courtesy of the bow making prongs on my Ultimate Pro and a big double bow like on this card hides a multitude of sins, including the fact that my die cut has a straight edge underneath the bow - shhhhhh, don't tell anyone will you!!!!!!!
  • Challenge #40 - Animal Kingdom at Craft Rocket Challenges
  • Week 429 - Forest Friends at Allsorts Challenge Blog
  • Challenge #5 - Anything Goes but Feature a Creature at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
  • Challenge #5 - Anything Goes but must have something related to an Animal at Crafty Animals
  • Animals at Dragonfly Dreams

And just in case you were wondering about our house guest, here's a pic of Willy the guinea pig enjoying some spinach!

That's all from me for now - enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs, Helen x


  1. A lovely card Helen with a bright sunny colour. Beautiful bow and I know what you mean about hiding things, they do come in handy don't they :) . Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  2. Love the way your little mouse is colored, and the happy, sunshiny colors of your card! Your house guest is adorable! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  3. This is so lovely... friendly colours and amazing colouration of the image! Great...
    Thanks for playing along with this 2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge and good luck!

    *GDT* 2CraftyCritterCrazies
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#8 – Birthday (Summer kids are the best))
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  4. Beautiful make. I adore everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

  5. Gorgeous Card Helen, love the way you have coloured the mouse and I LOVE your guinea house guest too I LOVE Guinea pigs you will see one on my blog if you stop by tomorrow, No need for a comment just in my post there will be a photo of my Guinea pig Pip tomorrow xx hugs and Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  6. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. So cute, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket. Xxxx

  8. Sweet card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Forest Friends' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  9. Wonderful project, really beautiful!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#40 – Animal Kingdom}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#8 – For the birthday – Summerkids are best}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  10. So sweet

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket challenges.

    Anila DT

  11. Such a cute mouse. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.


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Helen x