Monday, 3 October 2016

The Aurora Watcher

Hello friends, and a particularly warm welcome to Carole who is my newest follower and also a fellow DT member over at All Dressed Up. I hope you enjoy my crafty ramblings Carole!

Today sees the start of our new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and this time our challenge is All That Glitters. I love a bit of sparkle, don't you?:oD !!!!!!!

Our kind sponsor for this challenge is Mi Ran who is the artist behind ArtbyMiran, and she'll is offering the lucky winner of a prize pack.

Mi Ran was also kind enough to offer the DT a choice of digi to showcase for this challenge, so here's my card featuring one of her gorgeous images:

OK, so it's time for some "Ramblings" from Casa Mia. Earlier on this summer, the BBC screened a series by Prof. Brian Cox (yes, he who "messes with my head"!) called Forces of Nature. If you've seen the programme, I guess you'll be in step with me and know exactly how this card came to life. If not, read on .... In the very last episode of the series, Prof. Brian was explaining about the Aurora Borealis and there was a segment filmed with a British family who live in the Aurora oval in Norway. The segment showed Mum, Dad and 4 children all piling into their motor home and going Aurora chasing. When they were filmed with the Aurora Borealis light show overhead, the children's faces were just filled with absolute wonder. So, when this image popped up as one we could use for this challenge, I just had to try and create my own Aurora Borealis for you.  Oh, and if you want to know more about the family in Norway, you can follow their antics on their own blog Aurora Addicts.

My card recipe is as listed, following this Bendi Fold tutorial at SplitCoast Stampers to create the card:
  • Card back - is a 5½ x 4¼ inch piece of Neenah Solar Crest Card which I have coloured in a representation of the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights following a bonus Background Tutorial with the May Monthly Class by Alyce at Kit and Clowder. The Spectrum Noir Pens I used to create this background are CG4, CG3, LY3, PP2, BP3, PL3, PL4, TB7, TB9 together with a white gel pen for the stars.
  • Snowy banks - are made from a 5½ x 2½ inch and a 5½ x 1¾ inch piece of white glitter card which I had in my stash. I cut a slanted top edge to each piece, embossed one of the wavy embossing lines on my Ultimate Pro and then cut this out to make the top edges of the snow banks.
  • Snowflake - is the middle sized snowflake from the Festive Wonder Snowflake Trio die set, part of Sara Davies' Signature Collection and sadly no longer available. I cut this from the same white glitter card as the snowy banks and then adhered it to my Aurora background.
  • Image - is the enchanted Girl wearing Hat and Scarf by Mi Ran at ArtbyMiran. I have brought this awestuck girl to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours, before fussy cutting her out and attaching her to a snowy bank.
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS4, TN4, FS8 (Blush)
    • Hair - TN3, EB3, EB8
    • Hat, Scarf & Mittens - LY3, CG3, CG4
    • Top & Tights - IG1, IG2, IG3
    • Skirt & Boots- TB1, TB4, TB8, TB9
  • Sentiment - came from a stamp set which was a freebie with Crafter's Inspiration Magazine - Issue 8 and I've stamped this in Black Memento Ink directly onto my glitter card.

So, there you have it ... my glittery card. To check out more gorgeous glitteriness, please head over to Incy Wincy Designs and take a peek at the lovely creations by my teamies. Then come back and show us your creations that are All that Glitters. We'll be back with our next challenge on Monday 17th October 2016.

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

Hugs, Helen x


  1. this is so cool Helen - love it to pieces! Hugs rachel x

  2. Absolutely beautiful Helen, love the colourful background you have created, very effective, lovely sweet image too.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Helen this is beautifulllllllll
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  4. Love your Bendi Fold Creation. Love your background, looks super fabulous and perfect with the design as well as the Image. Nice work. Love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  5. Lovely sky. Thanks for sharing with Make My Monday.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday Challenges. All the very best to you. Nandini DT

  7. Just lovely,thank you for joining in with us at world wide open and good luck

  8. This is a fun card! I love the colors you used and your coloring is fabulous. Love the fact that you created a bendy card! Thanks for playing with us at MMM.


  9. Lvoe this! Thanks for joining us for Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Extra Challenge
    Julie T

  10. What a gorgeous make...Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open...And good luck..Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz x
    [Caz DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]
    My Blog

  11. Back again, and again just fabulous.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  12. Gorgeous card! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Veronique DT for

  13. Lovely starry sky and cute image :)
    Thank you for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)

  14. Love your background and a fabulous fold..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  15. Nice! Thank you for joining us at shiny Card Mania Challenge
    Marzena DT

  16. Wonderful creation! Beautiful use of colours!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Chalenge.


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Helen x