Friday, March 10, 2017

March Artistic Adventure - Numbers!

Happy March everyone!  Our dear Yvonne Blair has chosen the theme "Numbers" for this month's Creative Adventure!  After giving this one a lot of thought, I decided to create a canvas using a specific number, "24" , which represents the hours in each day.

The idea is to challenge each one of us to really think about what we will do with the 24 hours in a day given to us (besides sleep of course!)  How will you use them?  For more information regarding the creation of this piece, I hope you will visit my blog here for a step by step tutorial.

In the meantime, we can't wait  to see what you create for this theme!  Head on over to Yvonne's introductory post at and use the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post to upload your creation!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Hello everyone!

Welcome to Creative Carte Blanche for our March adventure!  This month, Yvonne Blair is taking us into the world of "NUMBERS".  What a wide open theme for your creative interpretation!

I decided to create a fun little canvas sharing some new techniques ... at least new for me ... with a numbers theme.  When I think about numbers, I also think about time and sometimes I can almost literally hear a "life clock" tick, tick, ticking away the hours, minutes and seconds of every day.  That is why I came up with the sentiment that I did and tied it to this canvas.

I hope you will join me on my blog HERE for a complete pictorial tutorial.  Then join us and share your wonderful art with all of us!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers!

Hello all you lovely fellow creatives! This year seems to be moving along at a fast pace doesn't it!
A new month, a new theme! This months them is to incorporate numbers (or a number) into you art.  You can use one number, multiples whatever makes your heart happy!

I'm also excited to introduce our Creative Carte Blanche Guest Artist this month.  
Rae Missigman. 
She is so sweet, such a fun person and SO very talented! 
Rae will join us later this month! 

Play along with us and share your creations by linking below! 
Hope you have a super fabulous March! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wrapping Up the Love!

Hi Folks, thanks ever so muchly for your fabby entries to this months challenge.  Sorry I haven't had a chance to visit you all, it has been a mega busy time but I shall be on my way soon!   As February draws to a close, I am here with my offering for the Love themed arty adventure.

I made a small 4" square canvas.. using a selection of Washi Tapes to cover it, adding smidges of ink and paint and then assembling a floral decoration that was splattered with black ink spray to grunge it up a smidge.   A few metal embellies to decorate and that was my canvas nicely finished.

Huge thank you to Anne Redfern who joined us on our Carte Blanche journey this month... if you haven't seen her most delightful creation, please do scroll down and have a gander. 

Thanks for joining in folks and... as it is very nearly March, Happy Spring! 


Hels x

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!