Monday, 10 February 2014


Good morning friends and I hope this post finds you well. Well after the wind, rain and hail this weekend, yesterday evening was dry and clear. I hope this is a precursor to some better weather .... but I'm not holding my breath! My heart goes out to anyone who's been wind or rain affected, and I hope you get sorted soon.

I've had a couple of weeks away from blogging as I hurt my neck and couldn't manage to stay in one position long enough to craft. However, all is well now so I'm back with the launch of the new challenge this morning at Incy Wincy Designs. I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations this week as we want you to go Sassy and Sexy.

We've got 2 amazing sponsors this week who have both offered a prize, so there'll be 2 happy crafters next Monday!

Our first sponsor is My Creative Classroom who are offering our first lucky winner a seat to a Workshop Class of their choice, and here is a little about them:
My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies.  Our Spring 2014 Semester is under way and will offer well over 100 courses. Along with our Traditional Instructor-led Workshop Classes we have also added Self-Paced Workshops. We've recently added more classes to our Library, which offers retired classes at 40%-50% off regular price.
 We have opened our brand new challenge blog, My Creative Life 2014 , which will issue challenges to help us use all of our supplies this year. Along with that is the companion course with the same title, which is FREE to our newsletter subscribers. Come join in on the fun and test drive MCC.

We are excited to be sponsoring Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class of their choice.....Good Luck!

Our second sponsor is Lindsay at Sassy Studio Designs who is offering our second lucky winner 4 Digital Images of their choice. Lindsay has also very kindly given the DT their choice of image to use for this challenge (Thanks Lindsay!) so if you're spoilt for choice, head over to Incy Wincy Designs and check out the inspiration from the DT.

Here is my card for you, featuring Bubble Gum Sassy:

I'm not sure about how sexy she is, but she sure is SASSY!

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Ivory which I cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card. 
  • Backing Paper - is from a set by Summer at Summertime Designs called Freedom. I've used a paper
    called Stars. 
  • Heart Shape - is also from the Freedom kit and I've digitally layered it onto the paper
  • Image - this girl with sass-itude is Bubble Gum Sassy by Lindsay at Sassy Studio Designs. I have brought her to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, PP5
    • Hair - GB8, GB10
    • Top - DR5, DR7
    • Trousers - EB1, EB2, Colourless Blender, TB3
    • Sneakers - TB3
    • Bubble - Craf-T Chalk in Pale Pink
    • Outline - BT1, IG2
  • Sentiment - is by Paulette at Create with TLC which was a freebie only a couple of weeks ago. When I saw it (knowing I had this image to use) I knew it would be totally perfect!
  • Twine - from my stash wrapped around the card 3 times and tied in a handmade bow

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and be tempted to join us on this challenge sharing your Sassy and Sexy projects. This challenge will end on Sunday 16th February 2013.

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

  • Challenge #193 - Katrina's Sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp - I've flipped the sketch so it suited the direction the image was facing and used a heart instead of the circular shape
  • Include a Sentiment Challenge at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
  • Make it Girly at Come and Get It Challenges
  • Challenge #27 - One Heart at Challenges and Candies Blog
  • Challenge #20 - Showcase (and Explain) Your Favourite Style at As You Like It Challenge - OK, where to start on explaining my favourite style? 
    • A square card base - check! 
    • Digital Papers from a co-ordinating set, which means I can play with re-sizing, and layering papers/images to get my layout - check! 
    • Coloured image, OK so I know my colouring isn't the best (still can't get a 'glossy look' to hair) but I have managed a lighter patch on this girl's trousers - check! 
    • Minimal Embellishments, so they don't overpower either the image or papers - check! 
    • Sentiment from my "Go To Sentiment Mistress" - check! 
    • That must be my favourite style then .... not necessarily CAS but everything showcased to perfection - check! :o)

Have a crafty week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Sorry you to hear your neck has being giving you problems Helen, hope all is better now. Fab card today love the stars and stripes heart! Susan x

  2. Hi Helen your card is gorgeous fab image and colouring, lovely design too.
    Sorry to hear you have not been well, hope your feeling better, and be carful don't do to much.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Great card Helen hope you feel better soon
    Jenny x

  4. fabulous card Helen - super image! Big Hugs Rachel x

  5. Great coloring! I love how you colored her jeans! Great job!

  6. oh it looks so very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! MOjca

  7. It sure is Sassy. Love it. Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.
    Keti (DT)

  8. Helen, I have to say that along with being Sassy, she has attitude too, LOL. fabulous card hun, many thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xx

  9. What a fantastic card you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši" and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  10. Oh, isn't this fun? Wonderful coloring, and I like your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. Julie, DT member

  11. Wonderfully done card, cute image & love your design!

    Good to see you join us for the CAGI Challenge, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  12. Such a cute card. Fabulous image. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week


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Helen x