Monday 9 December 2013

A Snowy Forest

Good morning friends - hope this post finds you well. Now please can someone shed some light on where last week disappeared to? I can't believe how quickly the weeks are going by!

It's new challenge time it's new challenge time at Incy Wincy Designs and this week we want to see more of your Christmas creations as our theme this week is Christmas - Let It Snow!

Again this week, we've got 2 amazing sponsors offering our lucky winners prizes!

Firstly we've got this gorgeous bundle of charms from Iva Nova Chest ... I have to confess that as soon as us DT girls saw this prize, we all threatened to resign en masse as we would all dearly love to win this!!!!

Our second sponsor is own very own Teamie Nikki who owns Limited Runs Digital Stamps. Nikki is offering our second lucky prize winner 3 digis from her store.

Nikki was also kind enough to let us all loose in her on-line store and each DT member had their own choice of which digi to use - thanks Nikki!!!! :o)

So here is my snowy card:

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 x 14.7cm card.
  • Design Paper - is a members download from Club Inspire section of the Crafter's Companion website. This freebie was released in November 2010 and is called Festive Florals. I have digitally matted my papers with a dark blue border using my word processing programme.
  • Image - is Pine Forest by Nikki of Limited Runs Stamps which I brought to life using my Craf-T Chalks in the following colours before giving everything a very liberal coating of white glitter!:
    • Trees - Dark Green, Light Brown, Dark Brown
    • Snow - Grey
    • Sky - Turquoise
  • Sentiment -  comes from Paulette at Create with TLC  and this was part of the 2011 Christmas Club.
  • Ribbon - from my stash
  • Snowflakes - punched from Centura Pearl in Snow White using my largest snowflkae punch. I bent up the fronds to give them a bit of dimension.

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and see the wonderful snowy creations by my teamies, our December Guest Designer Sue and our former teamie Annette, who's joining us this week.  Don't forget to come back and share your Christmas - Let it Snow  creations with us - this challenge ends on Sunday 15/12/2013.

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

Hugs, Helen x

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Christmas Stockings

Morning all!

Hope you're well and had a great weekend. I'm sorry, I'm a day and a few hours late with this post ... my crafty days last week got blasted into oblivion by Christmas shopping with "himself" on Tuesday (can't craft with him around ... although he did inadvertently discover one of my crafty hidey-holes whilst trying to hide Christmas presents! Oooooops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and then on Wednesday I got a call from the estate agents to say that the sale of my late Mum's house, which wasn't going to be completed last week meaning I could clear up there over the weekend, was going through for Friday - had to drop everything and shoot over there. I must say I got rather itchy fingers not being able to craft.

Anyway, with apologies to the team, it's new challenge time at Incy Wincy Designs and this week we want to see your Christmas Stockings!

We've got 2 wonderful sponsors lined up for you again this week! 

Firstly, Care2Stamp are offering one lucky prize winner a $15 Gift Certificate. 

Our second sponsor is Tamara and her team at The Stamping Chef who is offering our second lucky prize winner a $10 Gift Certificate. 

Thanks to both of them for sponsoring us this week!

Tamara and her team have also been kind enough to give the DT some of Tamara's images to use - here is my card featuring one of Teri's "Smexy Chicks":

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Ivory, which I die-cut (using the largest oval in my Framelits Oval Set, and then scored and folded it to make a rocker card
  • Design Paper - is by  Paulette at Create with TLC and was, I think, a blog freebie in December 2012.
    It's called Stockings were Hung Papers 5 and I die-cut this using the second largest Framelits Oval Die
  • Image - this "Smexy Chick" is called Don't Pout, Just Kiss! and she has been designed by Tamara at The Stamping Chef. I die-cut this expectant one using a smaller Framelits Oval Die (although I'm not quite sure I've got the balance in sizes quite right) before bringing her to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, CR4
    • Jumper and Leg Warmers - LV2, LV3, CG4, gold Gel Pen
    • Mistletoe - EB1, CG4, Gold Gel Pen
  • Sentiment -  comes from Paulette at Create with TLC (who else manages such witty sentiments?) and this was part of the 2012 Christmas Club.

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and see the wonderfully stocking-ed creations by my teamies and our December Guest Designer Sue.  Don't forget to come back and share your Christmas Stockings with us - this challenge ends on Sunday 8/12/2013.

If you like the sound of sharing fun with us, we've got a DT Call going on right now!!!!!! We're looking for 4 or 5 crafty ladies or gents who enjoy creating with Sponsor Images to join our fun filled team .... and we do have fun, and we do laugh .... alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o) All the details are on this post so do check it out and send us an e-mail. We'd love for you to join us.

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

That's it from me for today - I'm off to town to do battle with the other Christmas shoppers!

Have a good day.
Hugs, Helen x