Monday, 21 January 2013

You're having a laugh

This is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my first post

Good evening my blogging friends, and a very warm welcome to my newest followers: Carol, Hippieaud, Linnie, Megamuffins and Nicola! Thanks for joining me on my crafting journey ladies!

With apologies for this being a rather later post than it should have been, a new challenge has been launched at Incy Wincy Designs and this week's challenge is Make us Laugh! We've got two great sponsors lined up this week who have each provided a wonderful prize as well as the DT with some hilarious images to showcase.

The ever popular team from Bugaboo Stamps is our first sponsor and the awesome prize on offer from them this week is 7 Digi Images! Don't forget that everyone's a winner with Bugaboo as each Friday there's a "Friday Freebie" on their website, and who doesn't like a freebie?

Our second sponsor this week is the team from Doctor Digi's House of Stamps. They say ..."Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find Monsters, Aliens, Odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps. Our artist and founder cut his teeth in the craft world at the company "Just Inklined", where his unique digis made a huge impression. We're hoping to continue to entertain and amuse, with our growing catalogue of great value digis with a sense of humour."

So, without further ado, here is my card showcasing an image from Bugaboo Stamps (think I'll try and get a better photo in the morning, assuming there are no blizzards here!):

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White, cut, scored and folded to make a 6 inch square card
  • Design Papers - are all from a kit by Summer at Summertime Designs called "Cheers to the New Year". I have used Gray Dots Paper for my base layer, and then digitally inserted "Rainbow Bursts Paper" with a thick black outline around it to make it look like it's matted onto black paper/card. I have used "Corner Frame Ribbon" from the same set, just to add a bit of Birthday Pizazz to my card which frames my image and sentiment beautifully
  • Image - is called Stella Birthday - Fireman Call. I brought this rather grumpy one to life courtesy of my Spectrum Noir Pens and chalks in the following colours:
    • Hair - BG1, BG2, BG3
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Eye Shadow - TB3
    • Mouth - DR7
    • Top - IB2
    • Skirt - IG10, True Black
    • Shoes - True Black
    • Cake -TN4, TN5, BP6
    • Candles - CT2, CT3, PL4
    • Cake Board - BGR1
    • Hat - OR1, CG4
    • Outline - GG1
    • Background - dots of Chalk in Flesh, Light Blue, Grey
  • Sentiment - although the image comes with a funny sentiment, I've used one by Paulette at Create with TLC. I think it was a freebie on her blog in April 2012.

Do check out the Incy Wincy Designs blog and see the other funny creations by my talented team-mates and our wonderful Guest Designer Sandra. Then come back and Make Us Laugh! You've got until Sunday 27th January 2013 to link your creations up.

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

Helen x


  1. Brilliant card Helen, just love this image and sentiment along with your wonderful design.
    Nicola -x-

  2. Great card Helen love the fab image and sentiment.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. fabulous card Helen - and oh so true xx

  4. Great card Helen, got to love bugaboo!
    Thanks for joining us at the forever friends monthly challenge.
    Laura xx

  5. I think thats a sentiment that we can all agree with! Super card Helen, Thanks for joining us at the forever friends monthly challenge.

  6. LOVE this Helen!!!! So funny!!!! AND I love that paper!

  7. Great card,I can relate to the sentiment, lol, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox,blessings Hilde

  8. FABULOUS card - love the sentiment and the ribbon in the corner!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with our Catch The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps this week. We hope you'll join us again this week for our Photo Inspiration challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  9. Fabolous hilarious birthday card Helen. Love the design with the layers and fab image. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx

  10. Fab card Helen, I love Stella and your great sentiment.

  11. Fabulous card and image :o) Thank you for joining us at Chalk N Stock this month and good luck.



  12. I love Bugaboo stamps and what you did with this card. It is so darn cute! Jearise DT Chalk N Stock

  13. Such a fun card design. You cant go wrong with Stella. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock!


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Helen x