Monday, 11 March 2013

F is for ...

.... flowers, and quite a few of them!

Good morning my crafty friends and welcome to another challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.  This week we want to see   Something beginning with F..... (but that doesn't end in the word "off" please!)

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Megan from Dilly Beans Digi Stamps. Make sure you head over to her blog and check out her awesome digis! She also has "Collage Sheets" where she's made a themed coloured digi sheet, and there's a Dilly Beans Challenge Blog too! Megan is offering this week's lucky winner 3 digital images from the store. She also kindly allowed the DT girls their choice of image (thanks Megan!), and with so many totally gorgeous digis there, it was really hard to choose just one.

Then I stumbled across this simple digi (which screamed "Choose Me!" at me) and here is my really clean & simple inspiration for you this week:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is plain white heavyweight card (from my stash and I'm afraid the wrapper has long since disappeared, so I can't tell where it came from - sorry!), which I have cut, scored and folded to make a DL sized card
  • Image - is #344 - Daisy Squares by Megan from Dilly Beans Digi Stamps and it really lends itself to a CAS style of card. I think this image will be so versatile, not just for Birthday cards but also for Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy cards. I have brought these flowers 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 one Spectrum Noir Pen in the following colours:

    • Top Left Flower - Ruddy Red, Orange, Yellow Orange
    • Top Right Flower - Orange, Yellow Orange, Yellow
    • Bottom Left Flower - Magenta, Pink, Flesh
    • Bottom Right Flower - Violet, Orchid, Magenta
    • Sky - Spectrum Noir Pen in TB1
    • Background - Dark Green
  • Sentiment - is a cover freebie cling stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. It came from a set of "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" stamps. I inked it up using a Papermania Capsule Collection Pigment Ink Pad in Red Hot, and once I had stamped it on the card I coated the sentiment in Holographic Embossing Powder before heating it. Check out that gorgeous sparkle in this photo below!

It's not very often that a card comes together exactly how I imagined it would, but this one did!

Do head over to the Incy Wincy Designs blog, and make sure that my teamies and this month's Guest Designer Jackie have things beginning with the letter FThen come back and show us your projects - you've got until Sunday 17th March 2013 to link your creations up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Hope you have great week!
Hugs, Helen x


  1. beautiful card Helen - lovely clean image and card - fabulous xx

  2. Beautiful card Helen, love the image and the CAS look.

    Hugs Julie xx

  3. Wonderful CAS card Helen and I love the holographic embossing powder on the sentiment! Hugs Susan x

  4. Wonderful card Helen, love the colours of the flowers and the embossed sentiment.Lovely CAS style!

  5. Brilliant CAS card with beautiful vibrant colours Thank you for sharing it with us at Chalk N Stock this month and good luck! Hugs NIKKI DT


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Helen x