Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Shell Seekers

Hello friends and hope this post finds you well.

You woudn't believe it's nearly the end of April ... after a balmy week weather wise last week, we seem to have had all 4 seasons in one day here with sun, rain, wind, hail and even a quick flurry of snow!

I'm bringing you my second post on behalf of Incy Wincy Designs and to recap, we'd like you to be Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie. So, make sure your creation represents your favourite and don't forget to tell us what it is!!!

We've got 2 lovely sponsors lined up for you with 2 great prizes and, I have to say, most of the DT are showcasing both sponsors because (like me) they simply couldn't choose which sponsor's images to use :oD!!!!!!!

Our first sponsor is the lovely Sami from Sami Stamps who is offering a prize pack to our first random winner.

Our second sponsor is new to us here at Incy Wincy, but has been around blogland for a while - welcome to Nikki from Melonheadz Illustrating. Nikki is offering our second random winner a bundle from her store.

For this card, I've been inspired by one of our favourite Disney songs "Under the Sea" (eldest Bambino reliably informs me this song comes from the film The Little Mermaid!) and I'm featuring one of Sami's gorgeous images. One of my best memories of this song is a number of years ago, and we'd spent a rather chilly October half term in Yorkshire sorting out my late Grandmother's house. The Bambinos had been with us, and a Disney cassette was one of the most played in the car. We were rolling along the M62 with this song playing out full blast and each of us singing one of the parts ... it was almost like the car joined in as we rocked down the road!!!!!!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card Base - is a pre-made 14.8cm square card base in whie
  • Papers - are by Melo Vrijhof at Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking and are from a set called Summer Splash. I've used the Multicolor Dots and Navy Splash Zentangle papers which I have layered together digitally in my word processing programme.
  • Image - is the beautifully serene Shell Mermaid 1 from the Ocean section at Sami Stamps. I have brought this girl of the ocean and her little friend to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours together with my Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen before die cutting it with my second largest Sizzix Framelits Fancy Labels die
    • Mermaid's SkinFS2, FS4, FS9, FS3, TN4, FS8
    • Mermaid's Hair - CT1, CT2, CT4, GB8
    • Mermaid's Top and Tail - GT1, GT2, GT3
    • Shell - CR3, PP3, CR5, DR6
    • Seahorse and Starfish - OR1, OR2, OR3
    • Sand - TN2, EB2, TN3, EB3 (I got the idea for doing the sand like this from this month's Project Class at Kit & Clowder and I'm pretty please with the way it turned out!)
  • Sentiment - is another design from Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking, this time by Marisa Lerin and it comes from the Ocean Words Kit. I die cut this using my second smallest Sizzix Framelits Ovals die and then mounted it on my card.
If you're in need of more inspiration to take part in this challenge, please head over to Incy Wincy Designs where my very talented teamies have a bevy of delights for you to savour. Don't forget to come back and link up your project which is Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie ... just be sure to tell us what your inspiration is! This challenge ends on Sunday 1st May 2016, and we'll be back with our next challenge on Monday 2nd May.

Don't forget that Incy Wincy Designs is also on Facebook and we've got a DT Call on at the moment ... all the details for that are in this post.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Hope you have a great afternoon!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. gorgeous work Helen - great colours x

  2. Gorgeous card, Helen. Wonderful design and cute image!
    I definitely think Mermaids fall into the Creature category, so it's perfect for the Critters and Creatures Linky Party. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Fabulous cardThank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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  5. This is very lovely, just a fabulous card. I do love that sentiment.

  6. Oh, that is such a sweet image. What a great card. :-) Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-D

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  7. Adorable card!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  8. Really cute card! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  9. Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Christine DT for Ike's World challenges. I love your entry. This is a perfect time of year for Disney and mermaids! I love your coloring.

  10. lovely mermaid
    thanks foer jopining ikes world

  11. So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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