Monday, 24 August 2015

Très Jolie!

Good morning friends; hope you are well. It's the last week of the school summer holidays, back to it next week but before then we've got a bank holiday here in the UK! Whoo hoo!!!!! Then I don't feel quite so guilty for poor PapaMia!

It's new challenge time at Incy Wincy Designs and this week it's all about the one special day everyone has each year - our theme for you is Birthday Wishes

We have been sponsored by the oh-so-lovely Wendy Burns at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps, I can say that she's lovely as I was fortunate enough to win a bundle of her stamps in a challenge win earlier this year and as it occurred at the time that MiL was recuperating from her knee op, I was rather delayed in claiming my prize. Wendy was so sweet and patient with me, so it's both a pleasure and a treat being able to showcase her stunning designs! Wendy is also providing this week's lucky winner with a prize pack of 2 Digis.

Wendy very kindly gave the DT a couple of digis to showcase, but I've used one of the images from my win, and here is my card:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card Base - is Ivory Centura Pearl which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card
  • Papers - are from a Crafter's Companion Club Inspire download from August 2013 called Parisien Florals.
  • Image - is called Party Frock and she is by Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps - not only is this image fabulous for teen/girlie birthday cards, but I think she would be awesome for a Prom card too! I coloured this very elegant girl using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours before die cutting her using my largest Die'sire Essentials Ovals die.
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, TN2
    • Hair - GB8, GB10, EB5, EB8
    • Dress - PP1, PP3, PP5, DR3, CG1, CG2, DG3
    • Shoes - CG1, CG2
    • Outline - BT1
  • Sentiment - is from the Sentiment Stamp Set which came with the Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue 6. I stamped this onto Neenah Cardstock and then stencilled round the inside of the medium oval tag from the Die'sire Tags One set - unfortunately I can't find this set available for purchase any longer. I used the same die to cut out the tag from Ivory Centura Pearl and mounted the stamped sentiment oval to this, and then threaded 2 lengths of twine (from my stash) through this to fix the tag to the card. 

This card has already gone to it's recipient, who I know is delighted with it :o) !

For more Birthday Wishes inspiration, please head over to Incy Wincy Designs and see what wonderful projects my talented teamies have created. Then come back and show us your creations - this challenge ends on Sunday 30th August 2015.

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

Have a great week!
Hugs, Helen x


  1. hiya Helen - what a pretty stamp - I love the papers too - brilliant. enjoy the holidays whilst they're here! Hugs rachel x

  2. Beautiful card and I love how you've added the sentiment.

  3. This is such a lovely card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!!

  4. I love Paris and your design is so delicate and beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

  5. Beautiful card, love the pretty papers. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at All Dressed Up. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. So beautiful, love the papers and colours. Thank you for joining our challenge this time at All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up DT

  7. Stunning card love your beautiful work and colours used. Thanks so much for entering our 'USE A SENTIMENT' challenge and please enter again next challenge..
    ♥ aNNie
    {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

  8. Awww, what a sweet card, Helen. Lovely simple design and I love your paper choices. I want to say thanks so much for playing in our Die Cuts challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck and I hope we see you again in our next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Great card, so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  10. Such a pretty card, love the image, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  11. Beautiful card. I really love the design and image you used. Thanks for joining our challenge at CC & CC. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  12. Helen, this is so pretty and feminine! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Corrosive, Jackie DT member

  13. Hi,

    Gorgous card, so romantic. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and good luck.

    DT All Dressed Up

  14. This is such a pretty card. Love the details with the sentiment and gorgeous colouring. Thanks for playing at All Dressed Up and good luck. Hope to see you back the 2nd for a new challenge. We also have a new FB challenge starting tomorrow. Bettina DT Member and coordinator at All Dressed Up xx

  15. Such a beautiful creation, love the colour combination and your design papers
    Andrea x
    All Dressed Up DT

  16. i love this image! beautiful card!!
    All Dressed Up DT


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Helen x