Friday, 9 February 2018

Up and away!

Good morning crafty friends - hope this post finds you well.

My poor little blog has been much neglected of late - although I've been creating for my DTs, those creations haven't made it on here 😧 and I'm aiming to change that now, and try to post all those creations I have made over the last couple of months!

This week saw the start of a new challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs and this time our challenge for you is Clean and Simple. Right up my street then, but may be more of a challenge for others 😉

We have two amazing sponsors for you this time.

Our first sponsor is the team at Sticker You who are offering our first lucky winner a $30USD Gift Certificate, and the good news is that you can use this on postage too!!!!!!

Our second sponsor is Maryanne who is the artist behind Createful Heart Digis, and she is offering our second lucky prize winner the 3 images that we have been lucky enough to showcase this time.

So, without further ado, here is my card for you:

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I figured that I would need a card for Papa Mia and, given that we're not a particularly "slushy" couple, these little hedgies fit the bill just perfectly!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is Kraft Cardstock which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 12cm square card
  • Image - is Up, Up and Away! by Maryanne at Createful Heart Digis which I brought to life using my Spectrum Noir Markers in the listed colours before cutting it out as a 12cm high panel to go on the outside edge of my card
    • Balloons- PP3, CR2, PP5, CR6, DR5, DR7
    • Hedgehogs - TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN7  I used the December 2017 Kit and Clowder Marker's Class (which featured some cute furry mice) as the basis for colouring my hedgies, but I think I might have been a bit heavy handed with my pen flicks! 
    • Sky/Clouds - Pale Blue Craf-T Decorating Chalk and a cloud template from my blogging buddy Annette. If you head over there, please be sure to let her know that you came from my blog won't you?
  • Sentiment - came with my Crafter's Companion 2016 Advent Calendar and I die cut it twice; once out of red mirri card and a further one from plain black card to act as a shadow.

So there you go, my very clean and simple card to inspire you! 

I hope I have encouraged you to play along with us at Incy Wincy Designs this time but if you're in need of further inspiration, please do head over to the blog and check out the wonderful creations by my amazing teamies. Then come back and show us your Clean and Simple creation!

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

Helen x 


  1. Great to see you and what a cute card

  2. Looks fab hun. I love the clouds! :) xx

  3. Fun card, Helen. Love the cute hedgehogs. Thank you for joining us at CAs on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  4. Hi,
    what a wonderful card and that image is gorgeous and sooooo! sweet too.
    Love the heart balloons.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  5. So sweet. I love the image. Thank you for sharing at Moving Along With The Times. Sorry for the late comment. Beckie x

  6. This is perfect for our current challenge “Love Is In The Air” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    What a cute image!
    Artist & Owner

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Cute! Thanks for joining us this month for our "Valentine" Challenge at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

  9. Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us over at That's Crafty. Wishing you all the best in the I heart You Blog Challenge.
    Tracey DT


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Helen x