Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Love Hearts

Hi crafty friends!

Apologies as I'm a wee bit late with this DT inspiration post - time kind of just ran away with me last week!

Anyway, we've launched our new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and this one should be really fun ... we would like to see your creations which have been Inspired by Candy/Sweets! Sorry, but we can't be held responsible should you choose to eat plenty of sweets to get your inspiration :oD !!!!!!!

We've got two great sponsors lined up this time, so there'll be 2 Random winners who will each get one of our prize packages.

First up is the lovely Nikki and her team from Polkadoodles and they are offering our first lucky prize winner 3 digital images from the store.

Our second sponsor is (to me) a new company, and it's Magda from Magda Polakow Studios and she is offering our second lucky prize winner this pack of 3 digital images as showcase by the DT over on our challenge blog:

This is another project that has also been inspired following a TV programme I've recently watched ;o) ! In August this year, the BBC screened an episode of Inside the Factory which followed the production processes right through the Swizzel's Matlow factory including making these Love Hearts sweets (although I thought that multicoloured hearts might look a bit too much on this project  LOL!!! so I stuck to the lavender shades) and I've been inspired by the shape of these sweets plus the "Love" messages ...

... to make this favour that a bride might carry together with her bouquet:

And here's a close up of the favour itself:

My project recipe is as follows:
  • Heart Base - is made from Centura Pearl Snow White Silver and I have die cut this using my largest and second largest Die'sire Essentials Hearts dies which I nested together to create a heart shaped frame.
  • Image - is the flower which is part of this 3 Gacek Set by Magda at Magda Polakow Studios. I
    have printed several of these flowers and coloured them using my Spectrum Noir Pens in shades HB1, HB2, HB3, LV2, IG7 before fussy cutting them, shaping them and mounting them on my heart frame using 3D Glue Gel.
  • Cord - is from my stash and I think it came from a Hobbycraft "grab bag"

As I'm writing this, I've just realised that I could have chosen Parma Violets, but I really wasn't that keen on them so could not claim them as one of my favourite sweets! Anyway, I hope I've inspired you to create something that has been Inspired by Candy/Sweets, but if you're in need of any further ideas please head over to Incy Wincy Designs where my fellow Design Teamies have created with all manner of yummy goodness! Then come back and show us your creations. We'll be back with our next challenge on 7th November 2016.

I would like to share this project with the following challenges:

Hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Love how your flowers are part of the frame.

    So glad you could join us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  2. This is such a pretty project..so soft and gorgeous.Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers!

  3. Beauty in its simplicity.Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar Challenge
    Brown Sugar DT
    Riddhi Shah

  4. So pretty! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  5. Beautiful thank you for joining us over on
    Morgans Art World
    Dianne xx
    MAW CT

  6. Gorgeous project, thank you for playing along with us at Whoopsi Daisy, Digi and CD Challenge, good luck, hugs xxx

  7. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies and Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

  8. Absolutely beautiful token. Thanks for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  9. I didn't like Parma Violets either, a little too flowery for my taste!
    Super project and thanks for sharing at HLS. :)


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