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Monday 15 December 2014

Christmas Anything Goes at Incy Wincy

Hi today see's the start of our last challenge until the new year over at Incy Wincy so we have a nice easy one for you Christmas Anything Goes and we have one of my favourite sponsors this week, who is sadly closing her shop at the end of the year, Delicious Doodles.
For my card this week I used this Pine Cone Corner image from our sponsor and added a digital sentiment to it. I coloured the image with my pro markers adding glossy accents to the berries. The papers are all from Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas that I bought in the sale last year. I added a tiny touch of gold stickles with a paint brush around the edge of the image square just to give the card a little bit of Christmas sparkle.
I'm pleased to say I have finally finished making my Christmas cards just need to blog the rest of them and I've even been to the post office and posted them all off.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge -Merry Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge - Red White & Green
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - December
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge - December
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Running late.......Snowy Days at Incy Wincy

Oh dear I'm running late again with my post for this weeks challenge over at Incy Wincy where this week our theme is Snowy Days and we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.
I kept my card quite simple with lots of white and glitter. I embossed the background with my cuttlebug and then added some glitter chalk to it to give it a soft shimmery sheen. The edges are distressed with stickles added on top. The lovely image is called Snowflake Quality Control and is from our sponsor which I coloured with pro markers and then added stickles and some pearls with a pearl pen. Finished off with some die cut and punched snowflakes.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Holiday Joy
Passion For Promarkers - Bigo - Diecut/ Free/Glitter
Try It On Tuesday - Winter Whites
Die Cut Diva's - Non Traditonal Christmas Colours ( no red or green)
City Crafters - Glittering Snowflakes

Monday 24 November 2014

Friendship at Incy Wincy

Morning all hope you all had a lovely weekend we had a fairly busy one as it was Aimee's birthday on Saturday. So today's post is of course to tell you about the new challenge over at Incy Wincy  where this week we want to see Friendship themed projects. As always we have a fantastic sponsor for you All Dressed Up Stamps who generously gave the DT some images to work with. 

I choose to use this set of festive friends called Tra La La I coloured them up with my promarkers adding a touch of sparkle with some stickles. The papers are from a Teresa Collins pad called Santa's List and the sentiment is a digi one from Pink Petticoat.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calender - It's All About Christmas
All Dressed Up Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Baby It's Cold Outside
Card Mania - Use A Digi

Friday 21 November 2014

Peppa Pig Pop Up Box Card

Morning all don't faint with shock I'm back with a second post this week this one is a card I made for my gorgeous nephews 2nd birthday which is today. He is Peppa Pig mad so I made him a Peppa pop up box card I used the tutorial here to make the card base from a sheet of A4 card. I found a page of Peppa character finger puppets on one of the kid websites and cut them out and used them without the band to attach them to your fingers. The papers I used are from an old DCWV pad and I added a diecut sentiment and some diecut stars to finish it off.

Monday 17 November 2014

Purple & Yellow at Incy Wincy

Bit of an odd colour combination this week over at Incy Wincy well at least it's not one I would usually go with Purple & Yellow. This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps who provider me with this cute penguin image. I coloured the image up using my promarkers and added some stickles to the star and the die cut sentiment. The paper is a very old piece I found at the bottom of my christmas box so I have no idea where it is from. Thats it a very CAS card from me today don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT girls came up with this week.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafting When We Can - Use Your Markers

Monday 10 November 2014

Stripes at Incy Wincy

Good morning quick post from me today as it's Monday that means it's time for a new challenge over at Incy Wincy where this week we want to see stripes on your projects. We are sponsored by Rick St Dennis this week and Creative Classes Online
I have used this fab image from Rick St Dennis called Winter Friends, I coloured him with pro markers adding sparkle to the snowflakes and the star with a sakura stardust pen. My paper is from Echo Park tis the season pad which I teamed with grey card. I added stickles around the edges of some of the grey card for a bit of festive bling and added black pearls to the corners.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - T for traditional Christmas
Creative Corner Challenge  - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Frosty The Snowman
Crafting When You Can - Use Your Markers
Dream Valley Challenge - Getting Ready For Christmas

Monday 3 November 2014

Inspired By A Song, Book or Movie at Incy Wincy

Morning all hope you have all had a good weekend, we have had a busy one I spent Saturday moving all the cupboards around in the kitchen and then we went to see a stunt show in the evening which ended with a firework display. Sunday was spent moving the front room round ready for the colder weather sounds silly but we always block off the patio door with the sofa makes the room feel much cosier. Anyway the real reason your here is because its time for a new challenge over at Incy Wincy where this week we are sponsored by Kenny K. and our challenge this week is to be inspired by a song , book or movie
I've used this cute snowman form our sponsor who reminded me of the snowman from the film Jack Frost. I coloured him with my pro markers and added some googly eyes to him as the digi come without eyes drawn in ( and I can't draw eyes). My papers were from a MME pad which I can't find at the moment to tell you the name of.  I cut a frame from sticky back silver paper/film to go around the edge and added a die cut icicle border cut from the same across the middle. The sentiment is from a sheet of white shimmery peel offs which I've had forever in my stash.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - Googly Eyes
Crafty Calendar - It's All about Christmas
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge - Sparkle
Dream Valley Challenge - Getting Ready For Christmas
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Anything Goes with optional twist Snow

Monday 27 October 2014

Buttons & Bling at Incy Wincy

Good morning Monday again which means its time for a new challenge over at Incy Wincy where this week we want to see Buttons & Bling and our fantastic sponsor this week is  The Paper Shelter.
I have used this cute image from them called There's A Penguin In My Cocoa

 I have used the pre coloured version of this image along with the background paper that comes with it so this was a nice quick card for me. All I did was mount the paper onto some pearlesant card and the image I printed twice and fussy cut it to give it a decoupaged look. I added some red gems to the Christmas tree for the bling part of the challenge and for the buttons part I added some tiny clear star buttons next to the computer generated sentiment. I added a close up photo so you could see the tiny stars are buttons.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Card Mania - Buttons
CHNC Challenge - If you want to get ahead get a hat
Jingle Belles - Feature A Creature

Saturday 25 October 2014

Jingle Bells

Now don't drop down dead I'm back with another card and it's not even a Monday!! Sorry about the lack of posts at the moment I seem to have hit a pothole in the crafting/blogging road and am struggling to get out of it. Today's card is one I made a while ago for S J Crafts DT, but before the challenge was due to go live Sarah decided to close down the challenges and I never got round to blogging my card. Not my normal type of card at all but I quite like it and it was super quick to make. I cut a square of card and covered it diagonally with two different washi tapes. I wrapped some white satin ribbon around this square tied simply in a knot and attached some tiny silver jingle bells to it. I mounted this square onto a card blank using foam pads and doodled some faux stitching around it. Lastly I added a Craftwork cards sentiment with some stickles around the edge.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Stitching
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas

Monday 20 October 2014

Sketch Time at Incy Wincy

Morning this weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is one of my favourites a Sketch, I always find a sketch to work form for my cards. Karen my lovely teamie drew this one up for us to use.

I have used this cute image called Flurry from our sponsor this week Lacy Sunshine. I coloured her up with my pro markers adding the snow with a glitter snow writer and using a silver sakura pen on the snowflakes. My papers are from Bo Bunny Elf Magic pad which I teamed with some silver pearl card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Challenge - Christmas Fun
Crafty Calender Challenge - Bingo- Sparkle/Diecuts/Blue
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas

Monday 13 October 2014

Tic Tac Toe at Incy Wincy

 Hopefully Mr Blogger will post this scheduled post on time this week as it's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy this week we have a Tic Tac Toe board for you to work from and we are sponsored by Dr Digi.

I went with the first vertical row for my card Something funny, Burgundy, Use some metal. I have used Karaoke Santa from our sponsor, coloured him up with pro markers adding some fluffy stuff to the bottoms of his trouser. The strip of patterned paper is from Bo Bunny's Elf Magic pad. I added 3 metal brads down the right side and added a computer generated sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Friday 10 October 2014

Colour challenge at Incy Wincy

Whoops have just realised that Mr Blogger didn't post this when I asked him to sorry for being late.
This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is a colour one we have a fab picture for you to take your inspiration from 

This week our sponsor is A Day For Daisies I was lucky enough to get to use this gorgeous image called Christmas Ribbons

I coloured the image with pro markers adding some gold stickles to the stars. I inked the edges of the image panel with antique linen distress ink.  My papers are some really old ones from Basic Grey Boxer collection. I used a marther stewert punch to cut the lattice out of co-ordinating paper and ran a piece of sparkly gold robbon along the top. These gold stars started out as blue pearly ones so to make them fit in with my card I heat embossed them with gold powder but decided they were not sparkly enough so I covered them in gold stickles.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything But Square
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Round or Rectangle
4 Crafty Chicks - Recipe 1 image, 2 Papers 3 Bling

Monday 29 September 2014

Something Old, Something New at Incy Wincy

Good morning sorry I wasn't about last week just couldn't get myself into gear but I'm back with a card for the new challenge which starts today at Incy Wincy where this week our theme is Something Old Something New. Our sponsor this week is Polka Doodles who kindly allowed the DT to pick some images to work with. I choose Ralph with hat. I coloured him with my pro markers adding fluffy stuff to his hat and paper piecing his scarf. I stamped the background with my snowflake stamp with versa mark ink and the heat embossed it with clear powder. I added a die cut sentiment and a piece of red ribbon. My something old was my snowflake stamp and the ribbon which came off an old jumper and my something new is the image and the card blank.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Monday 15 September 2014

The Creative Blog Hop

The lovely Nikki tagged me last week in The Creative Blog Hop. I've know Nikki through the Incy Wincy design team I love Nikki's often quirky cards she loves to bring humour into her crafty makes and there's also often a darker side to her creations which I love. 
Ok onto the four questions

1.     What am I working on now?

Here's my little crafting area it's tucked into the corner of our bedroom as you can see I'm not a very tidy crafter ( this is tidy for me lol). The photo above shows the desk to my right where my cuttlebug lives along with all my ribbons and embellishments. The grey drawers hold odds and ends of patterned paper, mirror card and all my card blanks.

Here's my main bit of desk with all my coloured card and my promarkers right there in front of me.
So what am I working on at the moment? The answer is not a lot I have lots of trouble with my right hand and this weekend it has played up big time so I didn't do any crafting all though if you look carefully you can see the starts of my DT card for next week as well as a scrapbook I've been sent to try out and review.

2.     How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm not sure that it does, do I fit into a particular genre? I like to try different styles out but mainly I guess I stick to cute character cards and your usually find some fussy cutting on my cards. I do love to colour so your usually find that I have coloured the images on my cards with my promarkers.

3.     Why do I create what I do?

I create because I can quite simply it makes me me. It's my way to relax after a stressful day at work it's the best way I know to relax and wind down. I also like giving my crafts to other people and seeing the joy that it brings to them.

4.     How does my creative process work?

I usually pick an image for my card first and then pick the papers so I can colour the image to match them. I like to use sketches as a base for my cards although often in the end my card doesn't look anything like the sketch. 

Now to carry on the blog hop I'm tagging two of my favourite crafters, I love to look at their blogs and am often left in awe at the fantastic creations. I meet both of these ladies when I first started card making on a fantastic forum where we all quickly became good friends.
First up is the lovely Claire from What Shall I Make Today - Claire produces some of the most stunning intricate pieces I have ever seen you won't be sorry if you visit her blog.

Hi. I’m Claire Boelema and I’ve been playing with inks, paints and pieces of paper for approximately four and a half years now and as a result I’m enjoying a second childhood! I don’t have a set “style” – I simply get up in the mornings and go wherever my mood takes me or whatever inspires me, so my work can vary hugely from day to day or even hour by hour! The only common theme that runs through my projects is that I love to use assorted techniques and add lots of detail, so be warned there’s normally a fair bit of “faffing” and fancy cutting.
At the moment I’m really into “junk” art where I take an item that would normally end up in the trash and re-purpose it into something beautiful that people would want to keep - well that’s the plan whether it works out that way or not only you can decide! I currently design for Graph’It Markers, Polka Doodles and Studio 12 and do the odd sample for Tattered Lace’s Tatty Twinkle. I’m also very lucky to have had my work published in magazines and shown on TV. In addition I teach the odd class and run an after school kids craft club.
My blog http://whatshallimaketoday.blogspot.co.uk/ is somewhere for me to show case all of my creations, even the dodgy toe curlers that go wrong! I’m a firm believer that if you make a mistake you should show others to avoid them making the same one!
Jenny was one of the first people I met through papercrafting and I have always admired her work. I recently had a year out of crafting due to a huge building project on my home that went disastrously wrong and one of the first people to welcome me back to “blogland” was Jenny. So I’d like to take this post as an opportunity to thank her for her help and encouragement over the past few years, for sticking with me when I didn’t craft and finally for thinking of me to join the hop. I’m both amazed and flattered that you thought of me!

And secondly I would like to tag the lovely Jennie from The Crafty Wife - Jennie produces beautiful elegant cards often using lots of lovely die cuts.

Thanks reading my post and letting me join in with this blog hop.

Shaped Cards at Incy Wincy

Good morning today's post is for the new challenge at Incy Wincy where this week we want to see Shaped Cards. Our sponsor this week is Dilly Beans.
My card uses this cute Christmas owl from our sponsor coloured with promarkers and with a generous topping of stickles. I kept to two main colours today using a lovely festive red teamed with the classic white embossed card. The scarf, hat and heart are paper pieced with a scrap of polka dot paper. I printed two copies of the image so I could fussy cut the holly leaves out a pop them up on foam squares with some red gems added as the holly berries.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Dilly Beans- Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Embossing
Stamp & Create - Circles or Dots
Crafting When We Can - Christmas Come Early
Paper Creators Crafts - Early Christmas
Moving Along With The Times - Texture
CRAFT - Christmas

Friday 12 September 2014

Another Girly Card For Incy Wincy

 Good morning here's my second card this week for the challenge at Incy Wincy which this week is All Things Girly. This week we have 2 sponsors Milk n Coffee & Stitchy Bear. My card on Monday featured an image from our first sponsor and today's card is using an image from our other sponsor Stitchy Bear. This pretty butterfly comes with the doodled flower frame which I have separated and printed on the yellowy green paper. I coloured the image with my pro markers and added lots of gold shimmer with a sakura pen as you can see in the photo below. The papers are from an old Basic Grey pad and have been layered onto dark brown card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
City Crafter - Butterflies
My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi
QKR Stampede - Things With Wings
That's Crafty - Girl Power
One Stitch At A Time - Anything goes + Diecuts