Tuesday 25 January 2011


I was so lucky to be one of the winners in the "In A Sweet Pea Dream" blog win. One of the items in there was this gorgeous stamp. Now I had to ink it up, didn't I?
The challenge for "Under the Sea" is still going on and they don't mind more than one entry. This seemed the ideal challenge to enter it.
The ribbon flower is inspired by Ira Huberts. She makes the most amazing creations of all sorts.

The sketch followed was that of Card Patterns #99.
The image is coloured using promakers
I used papers from Crafty Chaos, and some hand made paper behind the mermaid and for the stamped sentiment plus other bits in stash.

The ribbon was gathered up on thread before sticking down.

All mounted onto a white card base.

I am entering this into the challenge over at In A Sweet Pea Dream - Under The Sea
Card Patterns - Their sketch #99
Crafty Cardmakers - Flowers. Not only have the image and papers got flowers - there's 1 big one as well
Magical Monday Challenges - Flowers plus fantasy image
CraftYourPassion - two patterned papers.
Papertake Weekly Challenges - Ribbons and Pearls
The CityCrafter Blog - Stitching. The ribbon flower was all stitched together and the ruched ribbon was gathered on thread.
The Crafty Pad - Girly Theme - Can't think of anything more girly than pink


  1. Lovely card, the recipient is one lucky girl! Love your flower :-) Thanks for crediting me :-)
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Hello Helen. This is so beautiful. Lots of beautiful colours and that flower is so gorgeous. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. Lucky you winning such a fab stamp. And what a great job you have made of her. Thanks for the link to the flower tutorial too. Your flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the pearls at the top. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns.

  5. Fabulous card and such a beautiful image. Terrific ribbon flower. Thanks for joining in at Magical Monday challenge.

  6. Wonderful card Helen, love the colours scheme and the way you have coloured the hair on your image. The flower looks fantastic and really pops off the page. :-) xx

  7. Beautiful ... your ribbon treatment and flower are lovely .... thanks for playing along at CCCB

  8. oooo, realy nice card! I love the ribbon flower! Gorgeous!!!!Thanks for joining the Magical Mondays Flowers Challenge.

  9. What a colorful and enjoyable creation! Bravo!!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge this week and hope to see more of your wonderful artwork in the future!!

    DT Sweet Pea Stamps

  10. Beautiful, thanks for joining us at cardpatterns.

  11. Very cool stitched flower, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  12. Great project Helen! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. x

  13. A lovely card - thank you so much for joining us on ABC Chalenge - Magical and Magical Mondays - Flowers these challenges

    Vicky - Angeldrummer DT member

  14. WOW!! This is beautiful.. What a great image.Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  15. lovely! beautiful image! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB!