Monday, 1 April 2013

How Bizarre ... this is no April Fool!

Morning friends - hope today finds you all well!

It's time for a new challenge at  Incy Wincy Designs and this isn't an April Fool .... honestly! :o) Our team leader Chris found the Bizarre, Wacky and Unique Holidays site,  and then challenged us to come up with a card for one of these Bizarre, Wacky or Unique Holiday Days! OK, so this required some thought as she has totally banned normal cards featuring Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries; your card MUST be a funny holiday taken from the website! The good news is that there's plenty of choice!!!!!

This week's sponsor is Dustin from Doodle Dragon Studios who has kindly provided the DT with choice of image for this challenge, and here is my card celebrating April 3rd - Don't Go To Work Unless it's Fun Day:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White which I cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card.
  • Design Papers - are from a Crafter's Companion Club Inspire download from December 2009 called Christmas Twist. I've done my 'usual' and layered these papers digitally in my word processing programme, using a lime green line around each "piece" of paper to create a mat.
  • Image - this fun image is by Dustin Pike from Doodle Dragon Studios and is called Relaxin Rudolph.  I've brought this chillin' chap to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Rudolph - EB1, EB2, EB5, EB8, CR11, IG1, IG4
    • Hammock - TN2, TN3
    • Palm Trees - CG1, CG2, CG4, BP1, BP2, TN7, TN8
    • Grass - CG1, CG2
    • Clouds Craf-T chalk in Blue
    • Outline - TB1
  • Sentiments - the main one is computer generated by me using a tag which I exported from the Christmas Twist download into my word processing programme, before superimposing a see through text box on the top of it so I could write a suitable sentiment for "Not Going To Work Day Unless It's Fun". The December 25 banner is by Paulette from Create with TLC and was a freebie on her blog last year. 

We've got a new team member joining us from this week, so I hope you'll you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and give Jackie a very warm welcome and see the other wonderful creations from the rest of the team and this week's Guest Designer Bunny. Then don't forget to come back and show us your creations that are Bizarre, Wacky or Unique Holiday Days - don't forget to tell us which holiday you're celebrating from the website. You've got until Sunday 7th April 2013 to join our challenge.

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

Hugs, Helen x


  1. How cute Helen, a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Julie xx

  2. fabulous image - this would be great for my sister who lives in NZ!

  3. hahaha great card. Nice to see you getting started on the xmas cards.

  4. Such a fun card. Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining our April Fools Day challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  5. Helen, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our humour challenge. Thanks also for bearing with us with the link moderating thing. Sadly it became necessary because of the large number of people who appeared to not have bothered to read our challenge requirements.

    I wish I was where Rudolph is, cos it's ruddy cold here!

    Good luck!

    Lin xx

  6. Ha, I wish that was me lazing about on a tropical beach! A super card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  7. Love your card! The design is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for April Fools Day challenge.


  8. Cool Rudolph, I could do with a little relaxing like this myself.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Hugs Kimx

  9. Great card Helen, love the sentiment!
    Thanks for joining us at CCM this week.
    Jules :)

  10. Fun card! Thanks for joining in at Craft Cardmakers this time and good luck!

  11. What a fun and sweet card. Love the coloring and your sentiment is fab. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  12. This is great! LOVE your amazing coloring and the fabulous sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  13. What a cute and fun card! Thanks for playing along with us over at 365 Cards!!

  14. Very beautiful card! the image is so original! thanks to play with "Digi Darla" this week.

  15. Fun card great colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our April Fools Day Challenge!

  16. I always wondered what Santa and his helpers did in the "off" season...

    This is a great image - thanks for sharing it with us at crafty cardmakers.



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Helen x