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Wednesday 27 November 2013

DT call at Incy Wincy

Just a quick post to let you know we have a DT call over at Incy Wincy heres all the details

CALLING all CRAFTY ladies and gents!!!!   

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge blog is looking for YOU!!!!  

We are searching for 4 or 5 talented people who love to create and would love to be part of our little family!!!  

Your term will be 6 months and you will be provided with images from our sponsors - you will be required to post the sponsors badge & a link to their store on your blog post

Challenges run every Monday (post at 2:00 am MST)

You will be required to visit the participants blogs to view and comment on their cards according to the schedule we have set up
You will choose a Top 3 and a winner according to a rotation schedule 

You will be required to be the Blog Post Author on a rotating basis with the other team members

Open communication is VERY important! We are VERY flexible and understanding, and we like to laugh - a LOT!!!!    IF this interests you, we'd love to have you join our team!!!!

Please send a little bit of information about yourself, a link to your blog, and TWO pictures of your favourite projects to:   incywincychallenge@hotmail.com 

Design Team Call ENDS Dec. 10 - we will let the lucky ducks know by Dec. 15 and your term will start Jan. 6

THANKS! We look forward to hearing from you!!!!
Chris, Nikki & Hev

Tuesday 26 November 2013

For The Men In Your Life at Incy Wincy

My second post today this time a card for the new challenge at Incy Wincy which should have been posted yesterday this week our challenge is For The Men In Your Life. As always we have a fab sponsor who this week is Stamp Fairy. I've used this cute little cowboy piggy from them on my card coloured as always with promarkers. The papers are from an old Basic Grey pad. I added some gold card candy and some diecut stars as embellisments.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Childs Christmas at Totally Gorjuss

This is the first of 2 post from me today as I'm running behind with my DT posts as I've not been very well and haven't moved from the Sofa since sunday in fact I'm still there now, I've been to the doctors this morning and seems I have the start of pneumonia so have to take a course of antibotics and rest. Anyway back to the reason for this post Saturday saw the start of a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss which this weeks is Childs Christmas and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and The Ribbon Girl.
My image is from Bugaboo and I have coloured her with Promarkers and added stickles to her wings. The papers are from a pad from last year can't recall which one at the moment. Embellisment wise I've added some red nailheads to the corners and a strip of pink ribbon across the middle.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge - For a Child
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas
Creative Craft Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Monday 18 November 2013

Easel Cards at Incy Wincy

Good morning it's time for a new challenge over at Incy Wincy and this week we want to see your Easel Cards. Our fab sponsors this week are  Kenny K and Lacy Sunshine.

I choose this fun reindeer image from Kenny K  which I coloured with my promarkers, I added glossy accents to their sunglassed and Rudolphs nose and stickles to highlight the shirt, present, garland and candy cane. The sentiment is a digi stamp which I printed onto blue card. The papers are all from MME 12 Days of Christmas pad which I using up from last year.

Saturday 16 November 2013

3 Patterened Papers at Totally Gorjuss

Time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and this week we are challenging you to use 3 Patterened Papers. I have used this cute little Christmas owl which I won a few weeks ago from Sweet N Sassy stamps I've coloured him with my promarkers and added frosted lace stickles to his trim on his hat. The papers are Studio Calico Wonderland pad teamed with some kraft card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
My Heart Pieces - Red & Green + any other colour
I Love Promarkers - Red & Green
Ladybird Crafts Ink - Use Kraft

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Altered Diary

Today I have an altered diary to show you I started off with this very plain and boring black diary which I bought for a £1 and this is what I turned it into.....

I made this diary for my DD Shannon who has a thing about all things nerdy and as soon as I saw this glasses paper I knew I wanted to use it for something for her having recently started work she needs a diary to write her shifts down in. I started off with sheet of kraft card which I cover the whole diary with. I then matted the glasses paper which comes from MME Cut Paste Flair pad onto a piece of black card. I have used some Basic Grey Candy Buttons in the corners to add a little bit of interest to them. 

The glasses are from a necklace which I took apart I have used a set of numbers from an old set of Alpha's which I had tucked away. I stuck the glasses down with glossy accents and then filled the lenses with it to give them a more realistic appearance. I added a couple of flat backed gems to the corners for a little bit of sparkle.

I would like to enter my diary into the following challenges:
Crazy For Challenges - Let's Frame It ( Hope the glasses count as a frame)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything but a card
Craft My Life - Anything goes but no cards
Creative Creations Challenge - Sparkle & Shine ( gems are sparkly and the glasses are shiny)

Monday 11 November 2013

Sketch time at Incy Wincy

Good morning from a very cold house we have had no heating since last Wednesday hopefully by the time I get home we will have a new boiler and a warm house. This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is a sketch which my lovely teamie Karen drew up for us
we have two sponsors this week Digital Delights and Milk Coffee.
 I have used this cute image Reindeer Boy from Milk Coffee coloured him with my promarkers adding frosted lace stickles to the fluffy parts of his outfit. My papers are from MME Mistletoe Magic pad, the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the Christmas tree is a diecut that I was sent yonks ago.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cards For Men - Christmas
C is for Challenge - Winter is Coming

Saturday 9 November 2013


This weeks challenge at  Totally Gorjuss is Remember, as soon as I saw this theme it made me think of Poppies with it being November so I set about make a poppy from ribbon, I followed the instructions on here apart from my red ribbon was 40 mm wide and I didn't have any black ribbon wide enough so I place a button inside the black ribbon I had and sewed around it. Other than that I kept the card nice and simple with just a couple of green swirls and an embossed background so the poppy stood out.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Remembrance Sunday/ Thinking of You
Crafting With Dragonflies - Make Your Own Flowers
Stamp & Doodle - Rememberance

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Six On The 6th

 Wow can you believe another month has gone past and it's time for S J Crafts series Six on the 6th the idea being that every month you join in and make 6 Christmas cards so that when it's gets to Christmas it's not so much of a rush, having counted my cards the other day I have almost 30 ready which is good for me. This month I decided to stray away from the normal (for me) cards with DP and a coloured stamped image, I have heat embossed a background stamp using Versamark ink and silver sparkle embossing powder and then inked all over it with Festive Berry Distress ink.
 The back ground stamps are both from Visible image, the sparkly silver ribbon is from my local haberdashery shop. In the card above I have tied a double bow and added some tiny jingle bells and a sentiment and the one below I have cut a snowflake with my spellbinders die adding a hero arts red gem to centre.
I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:
Visible Image - Make It Sparkle
Fab N Funky - Traditional Christmas Colours
Holly Jolly Christmas - Traditional Colours (sort of)

Monday 4 November 2013

Ribbon, Twine or Fibres at Incy Wincy

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is Ribbon, Twine or Fibres and we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. I have used their  Little Honeys Little Mermaid image  to make this cute notebook for my little girl. I have coloured the image with promarkers adding some diamond stickles to her tail and I have used a gold sakura pen to highlight her hair. The paper is from MME cut & past flair pad, I added a couple of strips of silver rik rak across the middle of the pad and then dotted silver liquid pearls around. The flowers have been in my stash forever and I used some flat back pearls to decorate them.

I would like to enter my notebook into the following challenges:
Craft My Life - Anything goes but no cards
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Embellishment Bingo (Flowers - Ribbon - Glitter)

Saturday 2 November 2013

Some exciting news

Today I'm here with my first card as part of the Totally Gorjuss DT. This weeks theme is Anything Goes with Snow, I have used this cute snowman stamp from Kraftin Kimmie which I won a few weeks ago. I have coloured him with promarkers adding some silver stickles to his buttons. I've used my snow embossing folder for the background and distressed all the edges and added some frosted lace stickles to them.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie - Pick A Holiday
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Allsorts - Christmas Cheer
Crafty Calendar - All things Christmas