Monday, 25 February 2013

Fluttering around

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

Hello again friends! As you're reading this, I'll be back at work dealing with the absences, accidents and illnesses at our local high school. I'm hoping that the students will be rested after their half term break, and I'll get an easy day today!

Anyway, it's time to introduce this week's challenge Incy Wincy Designs. This time we are asking you to showcase a project which thinks outside the box, as our challenge topic is Anything But A Card. 

This week our sponsor is Melissa from Meljen's Designs, who is offering our lucky winner 4 non-coloured digis of their choice. That is a super prize, and I can guarantee you'll be hard pressed to choose just 4 images! The DT were given the choice of which four digis we would like to showcase this week - I can't begin to tell you how many e-mails were flying around before we settled on the four images we're using! :o)

Without further ado here is my project, a door hanger, for your inspiration:

My door hanger recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White, which is made from one panel of A4 tri-fold. I found the centre of my panel, judged how high I wanted my door handle 'hole' to be and then embossed the smallest circle shape from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats which I then cut out. I used the corner punch on my Clevercut to round the corners.
  • Design Papers - are from a set by Summer at Summertime Designs called "Energy".  Once again, I have digitally put the layout together. The base layer is called Butterflies and the top layer is called Plaid. Because these papers are digitally put together, the corner punch on my Clevercut could only round the corners on the base layer of paper! I also didn't put a border around the layers to give a faux mat, and I think (in hindsight) these papers need that definition.
  • Image - is Daisy Butterflies by Melissa from Meljen's Designs. I love the whimsy of this image and it would look just at home on a girl's birthday card. I tool distressed the edges of this layer. I then brought this scene to life using my Versamark Pen and Craf-T chalks (which I applied and blended using a cotton bud, and re-blended using the Versamark Pen to get a soft pastel image) and Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:

    • Butterflies - CR8, CR10, CR11, CT3, Silver Gel Pen
    • Flowers - CT4, GB4
    • Hearts - Craf-T chalks in Magenta and Pink
    • Dots - CG4
    • Outline - TB2
    • Sky - Craf-T chalk in Light Blue
  • Sentiment - is computer generated using my word processing package and layering this digitally over the papers.

Do head over to the Incy Wincy Designs blog, and check out the Anything But a Card creations from my teamies and this month's Guest Designer Trudy - sadly, this is team-mate Bettina's last week, so please go over to her blog and leave some love for all the fab inspiration she has shared with us all. Don't forget to come back and show us your projects - you've got until Sunday 3rd March 2013 to link your creations up.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Whatever you're doing this week, I hope you have a good one!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hi Helen what a fab idea! Just love your door hanger I would love to copy it but I don't have a door to my craft room lol! Hope your first day back goes well and all is quiet!! Hugs Susan x

  2. such a great door hangar Helen - love it xx

  3. Lovely Helen a great idea, hugs me x

  4. Love the door hanger, I need one of those ,should get crafting I guess and make something for myself!

  5. this is totally sweet and lovely!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. What a sweet image and lovely girly colours.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll join us again soon.

    Rachel x

  7. Darling project! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge! I hope you join us again soon!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

  8. Such a gorgeous cars, the link is now working over at Chalk N stock if you are interested in re linking, we are so sorry for the problems this month and hope to see you again next month, hugs


  9. Love your doorhanger. The image form Meljens designs is simple, but very cute. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week.
    Hugs from Holland, Ellen

  10. Beautiful card! Great coloring of the image and a fab LO.
    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.

  11. What a gorgeous door hanger - love the butterflies on the image. Thanks for joining us over at Ruby's Rainbow xxx


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Helen x