Practicing Creativity

November Digi Stamp Diva – Hetty Clare Art

Image copyright Hetty Clare Art. All rights reserved.

Welcome to November's Digi Stamp Diva – Helen! Helen, from Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom, is the creative force behind Hetty Clare Art!

Photo of the artist copyright Hetty Clare Art. All rights reserved.

I recently discovered Helen's work and I have to say...I am impressed. I love the elegance of her drawings, the hint of whimsey and humor. I promptly sent her a message, asking if she'd consent to be November's Diva. She agreed and shared a little bit more about herself and her creative process. 

I wasn't surprised to learn that Helen studied graphic design and illustration in art college and worked in the graphics industry afterwards (her professionalism shows in her work). She then fell into teaching, which she still does. Although she enjoys working in many different mediums, Helen creates her digi stamps with ink, pencil and digitally. Color is added with inks as she finds them more vibrant and easy to adjust in the digital conversion process to jpeg form. She loves developing new ideas and says her Etsy shop reflects the different ways she likes to draw.

Helen has graciously offered her shop's Pony Christmas digital stamp (shown below) free this month, exclusively to Paperesse readers. The stamp will be available for the month of November only; to receive your digi stamp, please leave a comment below, send an email to and I will email you the stamp. This is THE perfect stamp for all coloring skill levels, especially beginners. For those of you who have problems shading, Helen's clever design takes care of that for you – the shaded areas on the pony and hat, the detail in the mane – are already done. Just use lighter alcohol markers and there you go!

Image copyright Hetty Clare Art. All rights reserved.

Helen is having a sale through November in her shop – 40% off all digi stamps! Now's the time to stock up (I admit I've done just that). You'll definitely be seeing more Hetty Clare stamps here in the near future. 

Support your favorite digi artists, respect their copyright; buy/download direct from the artist!

I'm doing something a bit different this month. I so loved Helen's Pony Christmas stamp that I couldn't wait to color it up and make a card. Rather than do a separate post with the stamp, I thought I would include it here, to let you see it in action!

I decided to use a monochrome theme on this card, coordinating the stamp with paper from Craft Sensations Warm Style and Monochrome Style Christmas paper pads. I added my own, 'Giddy-up! Christmas is coming' sentiment. Such a pretty stamp doesn't need much in the way of embellishment; a simple wooden snowflake and rust colored pearl top it all off.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Craft Sensations Warm Style and Monochrome Style Christmas paper pads
Digital stamp – Hetty Clare Art Pony Christmas
Dies – Die-namics square and circle stax
Embellishments – wooden snowflake, pearl
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers 

I'm linking up with: CHNC #514 – ATG Christmas, Colour Crazy Challenge Week 43 – ATG, Creative Fingers Challenge #196 – ATG, Jingle Bells 23/10 – Holiday Creature Feature, Aud Sentiments #263 – ATG w/sentiment, A Perfect Time to Craft #11 – ATG, Creative Sketchy Girls #53 – Christmas/Winter, and Watercooler Wednesday #295 – All About Occasions.


  1. your colors for your holiday horse are perfection ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  2. Thanks Shani, a great image.
    Rene from OZ x

  3. Beautiful. Awesome papers, design, layout and image. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments (and Colour Crazy)

  4. Oh my, this is so wonderful! Such a fun stamp and it looks beautiful with this monochrome treatment! Loving the papers you used too.

  5. What an adorable card Sharni. I love the colour scheme, the DSP layers and your fab colouring of that horse. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.Tristan DT.

  6. oh WOW what a beautiful card! love the way you've used that fun horse image! thanks for joining our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles!

  7. super leuke kaart
    dank je wel voor het meedoen
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    DT creative sketchy girls

  8. Hi, Shani! I just subscribed to your blog via email after spending a while gazing at your gorgeous makes! I am here from Aud Sentiments' blog where I saw this fab card because it won! Be sure to go over and get your winnings! And please please do send me Hetty's digi. I will go over and buy more later tonight! I do have a few of hers already and they are divine. Thanks so much, looking forward to reading your blog. Please send digi to: aimeslee at gmail dot com xoxo, Aimeslee

  9. Monochrome was perfect for this image. Super card and coloring.


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