Monday, 24 September 2012


Good morning everyone and an especially warm welcome to my newest followers, Twisted Witch and Elaine. Thank you for joining me on my journey through papercrafting and blogland!

As it's Monday morning, it's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs, and this week we'd like to see your cards for Friends.

We've got two great sponsors this week: the lovely team at Fantastic Ribbons and Mayzy from Mayzy Art who has provided the digis that the DT are using this week. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this post Mayzy's store is closed so I can't link up to the gorgeous image I've got on my card.

Those of you who have followed me for a while may know that I work in a high school, so when I headed over to Mayzy's store to choose an image for this challenge I knew this one was perfect! It is so typical of what I see the youngsters at school doing ... going around at break and lunchtimes permanently attached to their mobiles!

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Ivory, which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card.
  • Design Paper - is called a 'page plopper' from a set called Moments by Summer at Summertime Designs. I know this is a bit of a cheats way of layering items, because Summer has done all the hard work! I love the colours of this paper and, when time is tight looks great for minimal effort! I'm sure I'm not the only one who sometimes realises I need a card, like yesterday!
  • Image - This little cutie is called Texting Trixie and you can get her by clicking here. I have brought this slightly gawky teen to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS3, FS6
    • Hair - TN2, TN3, TN4 & OR1 for the hairbands. I think I've made a better job of trying to get shine in her hair than I usually do - maybe my colouring skills are improving, slowly!
    • Eyes - TB4
    • Lips - TN4
    • Earrings - Gold Gel Pen
    • Top - DG2, DG4
    • Shorts - OR1
    • Belt - True Black, Gold Gel Pen
    • Shoes - True Black
    • Outline - IG1
    • Background - Chalks in Grey, Light Blue & Pink
    • Edge Distressed - Orange Chalk
  • Sentiment - is by the talented Paulette at Create with TLC and was a freebie she gave away on her blog in February this year. It's perfect for a teen image as I know my eldest and her friends will often just text "Hi" to each other! I distressed the edge of this in Orange Chalk to, so it ties in with my image.
  • Bling - from my stash.

My very talented "teamies" at Incy Wincy Designs have made some gorgeous projects for Friends so do head over there and leave them some love. Don't forget to come back and share your creations with us - you've got until Sunday 30th September 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (with some help from the girls at Feline Playful - thanks girls):

Thank you all for the wonderful comments you leave for me - I do read and appreciate every one!

Hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Love the image Helen! What a fab teen card you've made just love it xx

  2. Love the colours and great image, gorgeous paper, fab card. I have some candy on offer.

  3. fabulous image Helen and love the layout - just gorgeous! Hugs Rachel xx

  4. Hi Helen lovely card the image is gorgeous and the colours are beautiful.

    Hope you are ok.

    Hugs Julie x

  5. What a sweet image, and darling card. It's so fun an playful, and I can't even begin to exoress how grateful I am that you've shared it with us in this week's challenge at Word Arr Wednesday. Having you play along is the best part of the challenge, and I'm so glad you've joined in the fun. Hope you will be back again to share more of your darling work with us. Have a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Fabulous card :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  7. Thanks for joining our final challenge of "Distressing" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. What a cute image and a lovely card!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings!

  9. Great card for a teen, mobiles definitely seem to be permanently attached to them ;) Thanks for playing along with our Distressed challenge @ Delightful Challenges :)

  10. This is so wonderful. I love the image and the colouring is fabulous.

  11. A great card for a teen and I love the colours you have used - thanks for playind at delightful challenges this week hugs Judith x

  12. Your card is awesome!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Color Palet" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge starting tomorrow.

    (DT Creatalicious Challenges)


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Helen x