Monday, 8 April 2013

Goal crazy!

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

Hello again friends. This will be a swift second post from me as we're heading out to catch a train to London as it's the Easter holidays still for us!

It's time for a new challenge at  Incy Wincy Designs and this time our challenge wants to get Out of the Box! No, we don't want you to make a box or anything like that .... we're looking for your projects that feature the "Out of the Box" Technique. Still none the wiser? Don't worry - head on over to SplitCoast Stampers and check out this Tutorial which explains this very easy but visually stunning technique.

Our sponsors for htis challenge are the team at Milk N Coffee who are giving this week's lucky winner 5 Digital Images from their shop. And  with over 180 items in the shop, there is such a choice of "Cute Digis for Cute Creations"! 

The DT has been given some of these lovely digis to showcase this week and here is my card for you:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White which I cut, scored and folded to make a 10.5cm square card.
  • Design Paper - is from the Men's CD of the Popcorn the Bear Platinum Triple CD-Rom Collection . This football paper is perfect for the image don't you think?
  • Image - this fun image is by the artists at Milk N Coffee and is called Soccer Boy. Now because we're using the "Out of the Box" technique, part of the image has to be outside the shape of your die. No die cutting machine? No problem ... I haven't got one either!!!!! I used the smallest rosette from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats to de-boss the shape around my football fanatic. This way I could see as was using the tool where I needed to stop embossing and then start again around the top of his hair. Then when I cut out the shape, I just fussy cut around the hair spikes which left these "Out of the Box"! I brought this sporty lad to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Flesh - FS2, FS6
    • Hair - GB3, GB4
    • Football Strip - EB1, Colourless Blender, CR10, CR11
    • Boots - True Black, OR1, FL3 
    • Football - True Black, IG1
    • Grass - CG1, CG2
    • Sky Craf-T chalk in Blue
    • Outline - GG1
  • Sentiments - is by my favourite artist for sentiments, Paulette at Create with TLC. This was a freebie on her blog last month.  I've used my normal hole punch for stationery (before realising is was slightly too large for the job!) to make holes in the side of the oval "tag" before threading some Twine from my stash through them.
We've got another new team member joining us from this week, so I hope you'll come on over to Incy Wincy Designs and give Avril a very warm welcome. Also check out the other great creations from the rest of the Design Team our Guest Designer Valou. Then don't forget to come back and show us your creations that feature the "Out of the Box" Technique. You've got until Sunday 14th April to join in.

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

  • Challenge #98 - Girls and Boys Come Out to Play at Top Tip Tuesday  My TOP TIP for you is how to make your design come "Out of the Box" if you don't have a die cutting machine. If you have an embossing board you can used that as I described above, but if you don't you could use a Cookie Cutter and draw round that. If you use a digital image, you could use your Word Processing package to make a shape and superimpose your image onto that so part of the image is outside the shape. If you stamp, you could use an object from your home to draw a shape around your image. Why not experiment and see what you can come up with - just don't forget to leave part of the image outside the shape before cutting out!
  • Twine Love Recipe Swap at Catered Crop
  • ICC #104 - For a Child at Inky Impressions Challenges
  • Challenge 77 - For a Child at Aud Sentiments
  • For the Guys at Gingerloft Challenge - I'm hoping that a card for a boy counts!?
I hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Fab boys' card Helen, and I love the shape of the image panel.

  2. Super cool card for a boy. Love this cutie and the football paper too xx

  3. It's fantastic Helen love the image , hope you have a good time in London.

    Hugs Julie xx

  4. fabulous card Helen - love that digi - so perfect for many boys xx

  5. A fantastic boy's card. Love the paper.
    Nikki x

  6. Lovely boys card, great image. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  7. great card, love the fun image and fab design. Thanks for joining us this challenge at Inky Impressions xx

  8. Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday honey. Good luck!!
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  9. Fabulous card for a boy - love the image that you used!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Gingerloft Challenge.

  10. Wow!
    A great greeting card!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you want ... Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ....I'd be honored

  11. Love your card! The image and scenery are fabulous! Love the paper also! So glad to be a part of the Incy Wincy team!!
    Jackie :)
    I have blog candy, if you're interested! :)

  12. Loving this soccer themed masculine card.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  13. A super cute card! Great image and that is the perfect paper to pair with it. Love the sentiment.

    Hugs, Dawn

  14. Great boy card, love the image and your wonderful clouds, very appropriate papers too paper too!


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Helen x