Monday, 24 February 2014

Hey Cupcake!

Good Morning Friends and I hope you are well on this lovely Monday morning.

This post is scheduled as we at Casa Mia are back to school this morning after our well earned half term break! I don't know how I ever managed a job with 4½ weeks holiday a year, as I always seem to be looking forward to the next school holiday! :o)

Anyway, it's time for new challenge time at Incy Wincy Designs and this one should be easy peasy, lemon squeezy .... we're celebrating Birthdays! It doesn't matter whether it's for someone young or someone older, or whether it's girly or masculine ... get your card box topped up with us!!!!!

We're delighted to be welcoming 2 new sponsors this week, and they're both offering wonderful prizes.

Our first sponsor is Tammy and her team at A Day For Daisies. A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital illustrations and a fast growing line of new clear polymer stamp sets, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions! And Tammy is offering our first lucky prize winner a $12 Gift Certificate to her store.

Our second sponsor is Sandy at Scribbles Designs which is a world of Sandy's funky imagination and quirky characters. Sandy has loved art, drawing, water colouring and doodling for many years ... and with the digital image world she can now share it with all of you. Brrr (Penguin) was her first main character and her other quirky images followed not long after. And Sandy is offering our second lucky prize winner 3 digital images from her store.

Both of our sponsors have kindly offered the DT some images to use, and I have chosen this lovely image by Tammy at A Day For Daisies for this card:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card Base - is normal printer card in white which I have cut, scored, folded and stuck to make 5½" x 4¼" Criss Cross Pocket Card following this tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers. I've distressed all the edges with Craf-T Chalk in Light Brown, to lend a vintage air to my project.
  • Design Paper - is from a set called Vintage by Craft with Helix, which I printed onto a further sheet of normal printer card to give some rigidity to this card base. I downloaded the set in May 2011 when I first started making cards (and was greedily devouring whatever supplies I could lay my hands on!) but a Google search has drawn a blank as to their availability now. Shame, because this is a nice set :o( I've tried to give these papers the glitz treatment by sweeping my Versamark Pen across the cherries and icing and added Holographic Embossing Powder before heating it.
  • Image - this mouthwatering design is called Happy Birthday Tower and it comes from the pen of
    Tammy at A Day For Daisies. I've brought these beautiful cupcakes to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours before I die cut it using my second largest Framelits Oval Die:
    • Cupcake Icing - DR1, DR6, Colourless Blender
    • Cupcake Cases - IB1, IB3, Colourless Blender
    • Decorations - JG1, DR3, DR4, GB5, PL5, LV2, Colourless Blender
    • Stand - Silver Gel Pen
    • Outline - BT1
  • Insert - is digitally put together using another paper from the Vintage set, which I have sized in my word processing programme. I then set a white rectangle with curved edges over this, and then layered the sentiment, from Paulette at Create with TLC, over the top. Once I printed the sheet out, I used a corner rounder before using more Light Brown Craf-T Chalk to distress the edges.

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and see the other wonderful Birthday Cards designed by my teamies. Then come back and show us your creations celebrating Birthdays! - this challenge will end on Sunday 2nd March 2014.

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

Hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Gorgeous Helen love the design .
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. oh yum Helen - these look fabulous - the cakes I mean!!! Your card is gorgeous. Hope school wasn't too bad! Hugs rachel x

  3. Great card Helen those cupcakes look good enough to eat.
    Jenny x

  4. Fab card Helen. Love the yummi-ness!

  5. Beautiful cupcakes, and love the card design! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

  6. Great work, thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time, Good Luck, Lou DT x

  7. Such a cute card.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty) good luck x

  8. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our Feb Color Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

  9. Your card looks YUMMY!
    Thanks for entering our challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw!
    Jen Leeflang

  10. YUMMO!
    We’re so happy you played along with us this week for the The Bug Color Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new Anything Goes Challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations


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Helen x