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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Things with wings.

Good morning all. Can you believe we are actually at the end end of April? My this year is racing by!

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at 


As always Natalie and Amy have been very generous and 

the prize for this month's challenge is a £15 voucher to spend in store



Here is my creation for this theme.......

Bird Cage on a Box



These are the things I used that are available here in the shop


The template for this project can be found here

I am really pleased with the way this turned out and have filled the drawer with small bath bombs as a gift for a friend at work.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges.

Enjoy this challenge we look forward to visiting your blogs and looking at your stunning creations.

Have a great day



Monday, 29 April 2013

Ocean Animals

Good morning all,
                          Monday again and time to announce a new challenge at INCY WINCY Designs
This week our theme is 

Ocean Animals

Our generous sponsor this week is Meljen Designs



Sadly there is no card from me this week due to a family bereavement, but do hop along to my fellow teamies blogs to check out their fantastic projects.

Have a great day,

Hugs Sheryl xx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Queen For A Day

Good morning all,
                          Thursday again already! It's time for a brand new challenge over at CRAFT.
This week our theme is ......
Queen for a Day/Fantasy/Bling it Up/Land of Make Believe

Our sponsors for this week are ...

 QKR Stampede                      Sassy Studio Designs 



As soon as I saw this image from Sassy Studio I fell in love with it.


As you can see I decided to make a twisted Easel Card. I love easel cards but am always reluctant to make them for people because they don't know how to make them stand up.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
The paper is from a set by Lynn Grieveson called Starlight mini kit here
I printed the papers onto photo paper to give the depth of colour I was looking for.
I decoupaged the star trail and added a few glitter stars.
It really was one of the quickest and easiest cards I have made and I love the end result.
Hope you like it too.

Enjoy this challenge, looking forward to stopping by your blogs.






Monday, 22 April 2013

Sketch time at Incy Wincy

Good morning all, I hope everyone is well. Mondays come around soooo quickly don't they?
Today over at INCY WINCY Designs we have a great new challenge. This week we have a sketch designed by our very own Karen.
And here it is 



I must admit it looks like a real challenge when you first see it, but the cards the DT have created with it are stunning! Believe me it really is worth the effort especially if you want to make an extra special card for someone.

Our sponsors this week are ...


Here is my card for this week using  Conductor Colin from Digital Delights


The image is coloured with Promarkers and flexmarkers.
The papers are from the Raspberry Road digital sets Fight Like A Girl and Fight Like A Girl Add Ons - here The rose leaves were made with a Doo Hickey Rose leaf die.
The Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The pearls are from my stash  and the sentiment was made on my PC.

I was really pleased with the result and I do hope the recipient will be when it is her birthday.

I am entering this into the following challenges


Please check out the rest of my team mates work, they really have produced some stunning cards this week.

Have a great day







Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sketch time at CRAFT Challenge

Good morning all,
                          It's Thursday already and there is a new challenge over at CRAFT.
This week we have a sketch for you created by our very own Saskia


Our Sponsors for this week are

                            

When I saw this image I knew it reminded me so much of my honnary granddaughter that I had to use it for my card. She is almost two and adores books. Her favourite story is The Gruffalo.

The image is Anna Reading from Pattie's Creations.


She has red hair so of course I coloured Anna's hair red!
She is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers I made myself using images from the Gruffalo on a free printable matching game here
The circle die is a Marianne Creatable die
The fancy edging was made using a Marthar Stewart punch. 
The banner sentiment was made on the PC.
Gems and ribbon were from my stash.
The butterflies were made using a Cheery Lynn dies.

It reminds me so much of my sweet little Imogen- here she is.



I would like to enter this into the following challenges


Have a great day and enjoy the challenge.





Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Let It Bloom!


Good morning all it's time for another fantastic challenge at The Paper Shelter.


As you might have seen on our challenge blog we have now passed the magical number of a 1000 followers. To celebrate that, (we love to celebrate at the Shelter), we are giving away two prizes instead of our normal one.


Both of these prizes are up for grabs for everyone that plays along with us this week. Using TPS products or not.


The usual $ 30 voucher to spend in the Paper Shelter Shop,
plus a gift voucher worth $20.



This week it is Team B's turn to host the challenge and our 
theme for this week is
Make It Bloom

There are lots of gorgeous images available over at The Paper Shelter to fit this theme so I had a difficult choice, but I chose 'Freshly Harvested' to use as the focal point for my book, box card.


and the inside


As always the image is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from the Raspberry Road Collection Lavender Fields and Victorian Timeless here 
The vintage seed packet is one I found on the internet.
The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps
The flowers are from Wild Orchids and the ribbon is from my stash.
The book box template is one I designed on my Silhouette Cameo Machine.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Please hop over to my fellow teamies blogs to look at their awesome projects and leave them some crafty love.


Monday, 15 April 2013

Fur and Feathers

Good morning it's the start of a brand new week and a brand new challenge at INCY WINCY Designs.
This week we have two sponsors


For my card I used 'Bundled Owl from Cedar Chest Designs.


The image is coloured with Promarkers.
I used glossy accent on gis eyes.
The papers are from the Katie Pertiet Set - Letterbox Birdwatcher. here
The tiny feathers were from ebay and I really must get some more.
The sentiment is a Lily of the Valley stamp.
The die cut is one of the Marianne Dies called Anja something or other.
The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have a great week and please stop by my fellow team members blogs to check out their gorgeous creations and leave some crafty love.



Thursday, 11 April 2013

Christmas in April


Good morning all,
Well I it certainly feels like Christmas here, the wind is bitter! And today for me it's back to work after the Easter holiday. Once again the time has flown and unfortunately I haven't accomplished all that I set out to do!
Today over at CRAFT challenge we have a brand new challenge. 
It is our Christmas Challenge week - each month one of our challenges will be a Christmas challenge so that we can all get ahead with those Christmas cards.

Our fantastic sponsors are......


 HopeJacare        A Day for Daisies        

  Flonz              DigiDarla

I decided to make a tag this time for a change using a simple image from
A Day for Daisies called ‘three presents’
I teamed it with a Katie Pertier Christmas blendable (Christmas Blendables N0 4)  to create a simple scene.



I cut the tag using my large Go Kreate Tattered Tag die 
The bottom layer is Kraft card; Th middle Layer is plain red cardstock and the striped paper is from Katie Pertiets Vintage Christmas Paper set.
The Doily was made using a Cheery Lynn Die
The Snowflakes were cut using a Marriane die set.
The flowers are Wild orchids.
The Ticket is a Cuddly Buddly sentiment digi stamp.
The ribbons, bell are and cute Santa Peg are from my stash.
Beneath the flowers you can just make out the holly sprig again cut with a Marianne die and coloured lightly with Bundles Sage Distress ink.

I am entering this into the following challenges

Have a great day and enjoy the challenge.



Monday, 8 April 2013

Out of the box

Good morning all,
Today over at Incy Wincy we have a new challenge called quite simply.....

Out Of The Box

This is a new technique for me and for anyone else who has yet to learn this technique a tutorial can be found HERE.

We are lucky enough to have two sponsors this week ....

Milk n Coffee 


The prize is 5 digis

and


Here is my card for this challenge using one of the gorgeous images we were given to play with by Milk n Coffee


The image is coloured with Promarkers.
the papers are from a various sets from Katie Pertiet.
The butterflies and tag were cut from a Marianne die
I used a Cheery Lynn die for the doily.
The lace is from Hobby Craft
the flowers are from Wild orchid crafts.
This card hasn't turned out as well as I hoped - funny how you sometimes have a picture in your mind and you never quite get there.

I am entering this card into the following challenges


I'm sure you will have much more success.

Enjoy your day and the challenge.



Thursday, 4 April 2013

Recycle it


Good morning all,
Today over at Craft challenge we have a brand new challenge. Today we would like you to 
Recycle something and use it on your card
As always we have several sponsors
    LEJ Designs.      Doodle Dragons.                 
                                            Gingerloft       Scrapper'sDelights

For my card today I used this delightful new image from
Scrapper's Delights 


The buttons are from my birthday card and the ribbon was given to me by a colleague - ribbons appear in my pigeon hole regularly.

The papers are from a Nitwit's collection - Grin and Bear it here
The sentiment was made on my PC
The edge was made using a Tonic punch - I love these punches they go through really thick card and are so easy to use.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid and the swirl was made using a dienamics die.
Have fun with this challenge, we are all waiting to see your inventive creations.
Have a great day



Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Use A Doily at The Paper Shelter

Good morning all it's time for another fantastic challenge at The Paper Shelter.

As always you don't have to use a Paper Shelter image to enter but if you do you have a chance to win 
$ 30 voucher to spend in the Paper Shelter Shop.
If you win using another image then you still get to choose 3 images from the shop.


Today for my card I am using a new image called Most Adorable Racoons - and they certainly are!




I got a bit carried away with the embellishments on this one so you can only just see the Cheery Lynn doily on the right hand side.

The beautiful papers are  from the Distinguished Paper Pack also from Paper Shelter here. They are so lush!
The rose leaves were cut on my Silhouette cameo using vintage music paper.
The sentiment is stamped using bundled sage distress ink and the papers are edged in this.
The edging was made using a Martha Stewart border die - inked with bundled sage and cut into individual segments to go round the circle to create another doily effect.
The cute little racoons were coloured with Promarkers.

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


I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I did with little cuties like this to work with - who wouldn't?

Have a great day,



Monday, 1 April 2013

Bizarre, Wacky and Unique Holidays

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your long holiday weekend.
This week at INCY WINCY Designs we have a great fun challenge for you.
No birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc.  It MUST be a funny holiday taken from this website
Our generous sponsor for this week is

 Doodle Dragon Studios


Here is my card to celebrate May 6th No Diet Day.
I am already looking forward to this day as today I am starting a strict healthy eating campaign to lose weight for a forthcoming wedding.



A day dedicated to raising awareness of how unhealthy dieting can be harmful, or respecting and accepting body types, and promoting healthy eating rather than dieting. No Diet Day aims to help to teach people to have a healthy relationship with food, and to ditch restrictive diets and the harmful results they often have, such as anorexia and body-type perceptions in the media.

The image is Cupcake Monkey.
The Papers are from the Nitwit Collection Time for tea
The ribbon and gems are from stash.
The card shape was cut on my Silhouette from a template I bought here.
The sentiment was made using a Little Claire’s Stamp here.


Have fun with this challenge, and remember to hop over to see my fellow DT members creations.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday.