Monday, 17 June 2013

For Me?

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

Hello again friends! It's another busy day here at Casa di Mamma Mia ... 

This morning sees the start of our new challenge time at Incy Wincy Designs and this week we've been asked to Make a Pocket Card. Now before you say "Yikes!" (I already did that!!!!!!!!!!), our Team Leader Chris very helpfully pointed us in the direct of the Tutorials section of SplitCoast Stampers - if you type Pocket Card into the Search Resources box, about 9 different Pocket Card tutorials will be shown and you can "fill your boots"!!!!!

Don't switch off at this point, as entering our challenge could be very worth your while ... we've got 2 amazing sponsors for you again this week! Firstly, we're welcoming back Janet and the team from Pink Gem Designs who are offering one lucky winner a great prize.

We're very pleased to welcome another new sponsor this week - Tamara and her team from The Stamping Chef, and they are offering our second lucky winner a $10 gift Certificate to their store. And here's a bit about them:
The Stamping Chef was born in November 2012, after I (Tamara) decided to switch from the scrapbook community to the crafter side of designing. Drawing is my passion, and my style is fun, cute and doodlish..I think =D.  I love to see images come to life when they're colored by amazing crafters. Creating digital images can be a tedious process, but I love each and every step of it. I have a lovely bunch of ladies standing next to me, creating, giving me advice, and help me everywhere they can. I'm so totally new in this great adventure, but I love it! It's so totally different than I'm used to. I hope I can provide you with loads of cute, happy, funny images you can work with.  

Mr Indicisive came to visit again this week, and I just couldn't choose between which of our wonderful sponsors' images to use ... so I made two cards again! Good job Mr Mojo's in residence still :o)!!!!! Here's my Double Pocket Card featuring a gorgeous image from The Stamping Chef:

My card recipe is follows:

  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Ivory which I cut, scored and folded to make a rectangular card which is a little larger than the double pocket card which was made from 160gsm card in white, cut and folded following this tutorial.
  • Design Papers - are from a mini scrapbooking kit called You Bring the Sunshine by Eva Kipler. I got this kit from Sweete Shoppe Designs, but they don't appear to stock it any more :o(
  • Image - this little sleepyhead (and her rabbit) is called Good Morning Mimi and she comes from the pen of Tamara at The Stamping Chef. I brought this pair to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS6
    • Hair - GB1, GB2, GB3
    • Hair Ribbons - CG3, CG4
    • Nightshirt - CG2, CG3, TB9
    • Rabbit - BG2, BG3, GB5
    • Outline - GG1
  • Sentiment -  is another freebie by my very generous blogging buddy Annette. If you head over there, please let her know that you came from my blog! I coloured the flowers using my Spectrum Noir Pen in shade GB3
  • Insert Tag - has been digitally designed in my word processing programme using the gingham paper from the You Bring the Sunshine kit. I also used the frame from the same kit, which I digitally engineered to become a scalloped border ... what do you think? I then used a matching shade of yellow in my programme to outline the tag shape.

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs to check out the other gorgeous creations by my team mates and Linda, who is our Guest Designer for June. Don't forget to then come back and show us your Pocket Card creations. This challenge ends on Sunday 23rd June 2013.

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

Have a great evening!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. A fab card. I love the sweet image.
    Nikki x

  2. Loving the pocket card technique,hope I find time to try it, yours is wonderful! Such a cute image too!

  3. brilliant card Helen - and love the fussy cut image - she looks fab xx

  4. Fab card Helen. Love that you used one of my sentiments too! :0)

  5. A lovely pocket card Chris and what an adorable digi you have used :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  6. Another lovely card (think I like your other one a tiny bit better) love the image, she is real sweet! Thank you very much for joining in with my 'Fold It! Challenge' over on Quirky Crafts Challenge blog! Look forward to seeing you again and don't forget a new challenge will start Sunday evening! (in the UK!)
    ((Lyn)) DT

  7. What a fabulous project! So sweet. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT! Best, CG


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