Monday, 8 October 2012

Whirling Leaves

Good morning my crafty friends, and I hope you are well this morning. A very warm welcome to both Gail and Asmah who have joined us on my crafting journey ... that makes 50 followers now and I thank you all for your encouragement and support.
As it's Monday morning, it's new challenge time at at Incy Wincy Designs, and this week it's a very simple challenge for you all ... Anything Goes!

Our sponsor this week is the lovely team at The Paper Shelter, who are offering our lucky winner a $20 Gift Certificate to the store. And with so many great images and design paper packs in the store, I'm sure any crafter would have no problem in spending this voucher!

The Paper Shelter were also kind enough to provide a variety of images for the DT to use this week. As the morning have definitely started to get chilly here on the south coast of the UK I thought I would use this lovely autumnal image:



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 the digital background from the Autumn is Coming! set by The Paper Shelter
  • Image - this gorgeous girl with the autumn leaves is the image in the Autumn is Coming! set by The Paper Shelter. In this set, you get an outline digi stamp and also this wonderfully pre-coloured image. As my coloured could not do this stamp justice, I decided to cheat and use the coloured image which I digitally super-imposed onto the set background. 
  • Sentiment - is, of course, by the talented Paulette at Create with TLC and was a freebie she gave away on her blog last month. It is called Fall Spiral Poem. I printed out the label which comes with the Autumn is Coming! set in a large size, before putting it back through my printer so that the sentiment came out onto the coloured paper. I then fussy cut around the petalled shape, and then used Gold Versamark Ink to distress the edges, just to add to the autumnal feel! The Versamark Ink was a bargain ... I bought a sealed bag of what was billed as "Try a New Craft - Stamping" at my Church Fete last month. When I got home and opened the bag, I was amazed to find 2 sealed Ink cubes (gold & silver) 2 pots of embossing powder (also gold & silver) and a pack of 12 small rubber stamps (of which only 2 have been inked up). The princely sum for this bag was just 50p!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ribbon - is white satin edged organza ribbon from my stash, which I recoloured using my Spectrum Noir Pen in shade JG6 before tying it in a bow.

  • I think that maybe my printer needs an ink refill, the camera isn't playing ball or that the light was just rubbish on the day that I photographed this card ... I'm sorry, but these pictures just don't do the card justice :o(

My Incy Wincy team-mates and Saumya (this month's Guest Designer) have got plenty of further inspiration for you, so do pop over and check out their creations for Anything Goes! Don't forget to come back and share your creations with us - you've got until Sunday 14th October 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges, with a little help from the girls at Feline Playful:

I hope that you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. How adorable Helen! Super cute image and love the sentiment!!

  2. A lovely card sweetie.. I have this image but haven't used it yet.. so adorable.xx

  3. So pretty! love the way you did the sentiment too! hugs me xx

  4. beautiful image Helen - lovely colours too! Hugs rachel xx

  5. Oh - this is so sweet. What a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. Hello
    I think this image is adorable! It matches our challenge perfectly and you have coloured it beautifully.
    Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS this week. I hope you will join in again.
    Hugs 'n Smiles
    Chris x

  7. So pretty! Beautiful coloring and colors themselves. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week!

  8. Just adorable. Love your colour combo.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  9. What a perfectly adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  10. Helen: You made such a wonderful fall card--I love it--it's delightful. We're thrilled you entered it in Simply Create Too's Challenge #23 - Autumn/Fall.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  11. Beautiful card. Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  12. Hi Helen
    A gorgeous card ,beautiful colour's and love the image thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  13. Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  14. Awesome, awesome, awesome..i want that poem now..and this is the 3rd time i've seen this cutie..and i love how you've used lavender! Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle.

  15. Awesome card I love the stamped image and the colors. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Simply Create Too DT AJ~

  16. What a lovely card, Love this image and your design, Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sundays Challenges. hugs, Frances.

  17. Lovely card, love the image, love how you have colored the image thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week.

    Hugs Winnie DT

  18. Cute image. Love the sentiment too, very funky.Thanks for joining us over at Craft Making Mamas. Hugs Eva xx.

  19. Hi Helen!
    Such a cute and colourful card! Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters. x

  20. Hi Helen! I too have been having difficulty with my picture taking...I'm blaming it on the dreary weather. This is a darling image and you did a great job coloring her up! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!


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Helen x