Monday 5 October 2015

Blowing Lots of Love

Morning folks!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Casa Mia was the usual round of Mini Squad Swimming, followed by Rookies Life Guards with a Sunday School session as dessert!

This morning sees our new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and this week we're Thankful for You - we want to see your projects that say "Thank You".

We've got 2 great sponsors for you this week. First up is the lovely Emma Canning from Flat Friends Boutique and our second sponsor is our very own Nikki from Limited Runs Digital Stamps. Both ladies are very kindly offering our 2 lucky winners a prize pack, and we have also been given digis by both artists to showcase. 

I was fortunate to meet Sara Davies and Debbie Fisher from Crafter's Companion last weekend at a Hobbycraft store near me, as Sara was demoing her Signature Range. They were both really lovely and only too happy to share their talents with us fans! I have taken Sara's idea (rather badly I might say!) of inking an embossing folder before running it through with card to transfer the ink and embossing pattern onto the card. Sara's card looked gorgeous ... mine definitely looks like a beginner's been at work ;o) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tee hee.

Anyway, here goes with my card featuring a Flat Friends digi:

I must apologise for the wonky photo - I was trying to photograph it whilst out and about and the batteries in the camera I normally use ran out (typical!) so I was using my phone. The card was on a railway sleeper that lines the car park at youngest Bambino's gymnastics club, I was on my elbows and knees, the sun was shining so I couldn't really see the screen ... I must have looked a very peculiar sight, so I just pressed the button and hoped for the best! 

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is a premade white card blank which is about 14.8cm square
  • Background - is a 14cm square piece of Neenah cardstock which has been embossed with my Embossalicious Geometric Motif  Embossing Folder (unfortunately, this lovely design is no longer stocked for sale) and Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry  and Peacock Feathers. I have matted and layered this onto a piece of pale pink Core'dinations Card
  • Image - is by Emma Canning at Flat Friends Boutique and this lovely girl is called Blowing Kisses. I brought her to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours, before die cutting her (using the "Out of the Box" Technique) with my largest Die'sire Essentials Ovals die.
    • Hair - TN1, TN2, TN3, TN6, TN8
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, BP2
    • Hearts - PL3
    • Jumper - BP2, BP3
  • Sentiment - was a freebie from the June 2015 Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I stamped this in pink ink onto Neenah cardstock and then stencilled round the inside of the medium oval die from the Die'sire Tags One set (unfortunately I can't find this one for sale any longer either!). I then die cut the medium oval tag from the pink Core'dinations Card, threaded some twine through it and fixed it all to my card. I added a bow to the side, just for a bit of interest!

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and check out the wonderful creations by my fab team mates ... also, please say farewell to Amy who is leaving us after this challenge :o(  Bye Amy, I shall miss your gorgeous creations.

As a result, we are having a DT Call sooooooo, if you're interested in joining our fun team, please send an email to with a link to your site, and tell us a little bit about yourself!!! No DT experience is necessary - we are just looking for HAPPY crafters who like to have a good time. You must be able to work with digital images and be able to create on a weekly basis.

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

I'll be back tomorrow with a card featuring one of Nikki's Limited Runs Digis - in the meantime, hope you have a great day!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Helen you have created a beautiful card, love the fabulous detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Helen, this is a beautiful card.

  3. beautiful make helen - love it! Hugs rachel xx

  4. Great card!!! thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon this week! :)

  5. Fab image and amazing background. Wow!

  6. Delightful card, cute image and love the embossed background. Thanks for stopping by the neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create and dropping off your entry this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy


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