Friday, February 24, 2017

Guest Artist - Anne Redfern - Love Heart

HI folks!  Today I am so pleased to be introducing you to our very special guest, Anne Redfern... Here's her gorgeous art and a few words she had to say about it:

"I could not have been more thrilled when Hels asked me to be a Guest Artist at Creative Carte Blanche!  I have admired the whole Design Team for many years and I love the adventure they are taking us on at CCB.  I actually have Hels to thank, along with another dear friend, Kath Stewart, for getting me involved in crafting/blogging about 8 years ago, both ladies remain a great inspiration to me.  I am fortunate enough to be part of some amazing Design Teams and to have been published in a couple of books and magazines, it is like living the dream!"

"Like Hels, I am based in the UK and live in a beautiful village in the north of England.  I love all forms of crafting from Clean & Simple to Vintage and Grungy.  Having taken a few classes with Hels, I particularly like her paper blocking technique and I have used that technique on my grungy mixed media card today.  You can see more of the detail over on my blog, if you would like to visit!"

WOW! Anne has made a most beautiful creation hasn't she?  Huge thanks to Anne and please do pop on over to visit her blog to leave her some love.


Hels x

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bits of Love-Yvonne Blair

Hello everyone. 
Excited to be here with you and share a bit of love! wink. 
Our lovely Hels Sheridan 
For mine I decided to cover my sketch book where I will keep my 'bits of love' hehehe. 
If you would like directions pop on over to my blog for the details! 
Don't forget you still have time to join us in this challenge by linking your projects on our main post! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Love!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  The lovely Hels Sheridan has challenged us this month to create something with a "Love" theme.  I am the lucky Creative Cohort to post on Valentine's Day!  Here is a sweet canvas project I came up with to celebrate the day.

Please hop on over to my blog here for step by step instructions as to how I made this canvas.  I love visitors!

All of us at Creative Carte Blanche hope that you will participate and create a love themed project that you will upload and share with everyone.  You will find the link at the bottom of Hels' first post for the month of February on this site.

Again, Happy Valentine's Day!  Have a great day!


Friday, February 10, 2017

❤︎ Love ❤︎ Let it Grow ❤︎

What greater inspiration than love?  Come on over to my blog and check out my art journal page for this month's Creative Carte Blanche theme.

❤︎❤︎❤︎  Love  ❤︎❤︎❤︎

Are you making Valentine's for friends or loved ones?  Join us and post your art using the InLinkz button below. We ❤︎❤︎❤︎  Love  ❤︎❤︎❤︎ see what you're up to!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Hello everyone and welcome to Creative Carte Blanche's February art adventure!
Hels Sheridan has picked a very broad and appropriate topic ... 


Amour (French), Liefde (Dutch), Is Brea (Irish), Amare (Italian), Amor (Spanish), Liebe (German) ... no matter how you say it, love is love!
(And no... I don't speak these languages.  I looked it up on the internet.)

Here is a sneak peek at my LOVE piece that I've created for you.  I have a complete pictorial tutorial waiting for you on MY BLOG.  

And while you're seeing all of these wonderful art projects from my creative cohorts, please join us and show us some "LOVE" by creating something wonderful and linking it to our Creative Carte Blanche community! We'd love to share your creative process with everyone.

Friday, February 3, 2017

February Adventures... Love Is In The Air!

Greetings to all you lovely Carte Blanchers!  I can't believe we are in February already!  That can mean only one thing.... yes, we have a new theme to play with.  Of course, February is the month of romance so I chose the theme "LOVE" for us to be guided by, after all, we all need a lot of love don't we?   Your interpretation of the theme can be entirely up to you, add hearts, use words, use something you love, do a technique you love... the choice is up to you.

I am also very honoured to be able to introduce a very special guest Carte Blancher to the team this month.... I am so excited that this lovely lady said yes when I asked her as I have been admiring her art for years and years... shall I tell you who it is???   *drumroll.....*   My lovely friend and the ever so talented Anne Redfern will be joining us on Feb 24th with her gorgeous creation. 

In the meantime... here is the linky for you to add your entries... thanks for joining us and have a fantastic month full of lurve!


Hels x _____________________

Thursday, February 2, 2017

January Wrap-Up - "Baby, It's Cold outside!"

A big "oops" as I let January 31st get away from me and I didn't post my "Wrap-Up!

Thanks to all who participated in our January art adventure!  I would also like to express my thanks to Beverly Seymour of B Line Designs for being our Guest Artist this month!

The lovely Hels Sheridan is up next with our February theme!  Have fun!