Monday, February 28, 2011

Feb 28th Spring is in the air - Challenge #83

Hi all,

Nikki F here. I hope you have all had a good week. We had some wonderful entries to our die cuts and punches challenge. Thank you to everyone that took part. Don't forget to check back to see if you have won or been chosen in the top three.

Now onto our next challenge. Although we are heading into Autumn over here, most of you are seeing the start of spring. So, our challenge is Spring is in the air. We would love to see your spring inspired projects.

This week we have a new sponsor and that is the wonderful

Gerda, the artist and owner of the Stamp Fairy shop is kindly offering the winner 3 digis of their choice. Go and check out her cute designs. Gerda has also agreed to be our guest designer this week.

The DT have all used Stamp Fairy images on their creations this week.

We look forward to visiting you and seeing your spring makes.

Here is Gerda's wonderful make:

And here are the projects from the fantastic DT:



Nikki F

Janet R








Saturday, February 26, 2011

Winners Challenge 81

Hi Everyone :)

What a tremendous turnout for our Colour Me Wonderful challenge - was very hard for everyone to pick a favourite!! Well Done!!!

The winner of the $10 voucher from Aspire To Thrive Children's Charity shop is....
Number 80 LISA
Please email us within 10 days so we can get you your prize!!!
AND here is your badge for your blog:

(we will do a redraw of the winner if we don't hear from you before March 7)

Top 3 chosen by the joyful Jenny :)
No 23 Maggie

Here is your badge for your blog:

Please pop by again on Monday for our next fabulous challenge and awesome sponsor :)


Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Feb 21 #82 Use punches or dies

Monday Feb 21
Challenge #82-Use Punches or Dies
Use punches or dies (i.e. Nestabilities, Die-namics, Cricut, Cuttlebug, etc.) in your creation.
We are all helping out posting the challenges. This week is my turn (Renee) to post the challenge. It's also my turn this week to pick the top three cards, so make sure you wow me!!
Hope everyone had a great week and a very happy belated Valentines Day to you all. We had lots of great entries into our COLOR ME WONDERFUL
challenge, last week. Be sure to check back and find out if you are the lucky winner.
I would also like to take the time to welcome our three new dt members: Katrina, Annette, and Kelly. We also have forth member joining us soon and her name is Janet, so make sure you watch for her.
This week we are being sponsored by Peggy Loves Vintage. You have to check them out. There are some very cool things that the design team got to play with this week.
Winner will receive CUT OUTS from the store.

I'm lucky enough to be a retired grandma who spends the day working with my vintage card collection. My husband and I have shared almost 37 years together and we have 2 sons and a daughter and 2 glorious grand kids that turn 4 and 7 in May.

I started collecting Vintage Greeting Cards quite by accident. I was helping with an Aunt's estate sale and ran across her Vintage Greeting Card collection. The images on the Vintage Cards were so bright and cheerful that I just fell in love with them. As my collection grew and provided such joy and entertainment for me, I knew that others would get as much out of them as I did. So I decided I'd share my collection thus, the birth of PeggyLovesVintage.

Each card is carefully scanned at a 600 dpi resolution and saved in .jpg format. I only scan cards that are free of any copyright restrictions. I keep each and every card, so if any question ever arise I can provide documentation that this is truly the case.
Special software is not required to use my images. If you have printed out a picture from a digital camera, it’s pretty much the same concept and just as easy. Of course if you are so inclined, and if you do have imaging software, you can clone, cut and paste and even change the colors on the image.
The possibilities are endless, so please take a moment and visit my web store by clicking below or copy and paste the link into your browser. So sit back, relax and enjoy your journey back in time.

You can also find PeggyLovesVintage images on and eBay.

Hugs to all!
(ps go to the bottom of the post for a present from Peggy - Heather xx)






Nikki F





The gremlins are hard at work!!!!

Peggy has been kind enough to share a freebie with all of us :)
So please right click and save this image as a present from Peggy :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hello everyone! I would like to welcome our newest Design Team Members!!! We are proud to have these 4 ladies joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge blog! Please give them a warm welcome & pop by their blogs to show them some love!!!!


Hi everyone. I'm Annette and I'm from Torquay, which is a town on the south western coast of England, known as the “English Riviera”. Although I live by the sea, I am also near Dartmoor National Park so I've got both coastline and moorland practically on my doorstep. I work as an accountant, in a large regional accounting firm, and live with my husband, Paul, our two rescued cats, Arnie and Pickle, and our 2 ex-battery farm rescued hens, Beryl and Mable.

I started cardmaking about 7 years ago, but I've always been into crafting; drawing, painting, needlecraft, or anything else that involved glue and glitter! My favourite technique is stamping, and I've recently become keen on digi stamps and digi backing papers (because they’re so versatile and produce a perfect image every time!). I'm totally addicted to my Promarkers and shimmer chalks and love working with sketches, ribbons and glitz.

I’m so proud to be asked to join the Incy Wincy design team, and look forward to seeing everyone’s fantastic designs. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment to let me know you’ve visited, as I love hearing from you all! Happy crafting everyone. xx


Hi i'm Katrina i'm 24, I have two beautiful daughters, an amazing husband and I LOVE crafting. I have been crafting for just over 4 years now, It all started when I was expecting my eldest daughter, as I was sat at home all day every day I though I would make the birth announcements, that then progressed to Thank You's, Christening Invitations and thank you's and my wedding invitations and so on....! When I first started crafting I promised myself that I would not get into stamping as we don't have much space in our house and time with having a new born baby ect, so I started with Decoupage, within days of starting I got bored (thats the butterfly in me) and handed it to my mum who is also a crafter now, between us we could open a shop! I have tried so many techniques in my short crafting time from learning to stamp and emboss to brayering and creating different shaped cards but I always love to learn new things!

My original crafting box is now a 'scrap' box, it has all my little scraps of paper in that I cant throw away! I have recently come across dig stamps and they have kind of taken over at the moment, I love the ATTCC digs and Mo Manning's too. When working with my rubber stamps I love LOTV and WOJ! When i'm not colouring a dig, I like to get my mounted and un-mounted stamps out and heat emboss the images! I cant think of anything better than being covered in glitter or embossing powder all day with loads of scraps around me! , I am so honoured to be here with all these lovely ladies and I cant wait to start inspiring you more!!!


My name is Kelly Smith, i am 28 year old stay at home mum of 3. I started card making in July 2010 and love it. I love my Cuttlebug! My favourite techniques are embossing and rubber stamping. I try to do some form of crafting every night, if i am not making cards i am colouring with my Promarkers. I love to try and find new ways to colour my images.


Hi my name is Janet and i live in Niagara Falls canada. I have been crafting my whole life but only card making for 6 years. I love to make different and unique cards for people. I live with my sister, her family and my 2 year old wiener dog Abby. Thanks for the chance to be on the Incy Wincy DT

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Challenge 80 - LOVE - WINNERS

The winner of the 5 digis from Di's Digi Downloads is.... ELSA A. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Please email us within 10 days so we can get you in contact with Di to collect your prize!!! AND here is your badge for your blog:

(we will do a redraw of the winner if we don't hear from you before Feb.28)

And the Top 3, as chosen by Shelley are.....

#140 - Hilde

#64 - Kavitha

#68 - Ms Plum

Here is your badge for your blog:

AND a special winner this week for our Under 12 category is #179 - NiMu!! Congratulations NiMu, here is your badge!!!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this challenge. We had a phenomenal turn out!!! Way to go!!!!! I hope you will ALL join us this week for our challenge too!!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feb 14th Color Me Wonderful- Challenge 81

Challenge # 81

This week we are asking you to


And the Winner will Get $10.00 GC to Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity Store too
to shop till your hearts content !!!


Nikki - Pencil Crayons,Touch Markers, H2O Twinkle Paints
(I have alot of faves)

Chris (Koh-i-noor pencils & Gamsol)

Renee (Copics & Chalk)

Shelley (Promarkers & Stickles)

Nikki F (whispers pen with aquabrush, sakura pens and twinkling H2O's

Karen - promarkers

Jenny - Promarkers & Chalk

Heather (pencils - scribbles)

We all can't wait to see what you create and for those Under 12 crafters please add your age at the end of your name so we can know to add you into the the "top 3 under 12" Have fun and we look forward to seeing your creations hugs from the Incy DT

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Challenge 79 Winners

Hello Everyone :)

Things are getting back to normal here in the Incy Wincy Designs blog and fingers crossed all of the illnesses and bad luck has gone out the window!!

So without further ado let me announce the winner of this challenge which was sponsored by

The Winner is #9 Kym of Kym's Crafty Cards

Congratulations could you please contact us on our email and we will get your details to the right people :)

Here is your badge:

And the Top 3, as chosen by Heather:

#10 Donna,
#16-Jennifer Hawkins

Congratulations ladies!!! Here is your badge for your blog!!!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Challenge 80 - Love

Hello everyone, I hope your all well today and feeling crafty. We had some lovely entries to last weeks Monkeyin' Around challenge. Your monkey images were so cute. Be sure to pop back later to see if your a winner.

So on to this weeks challenge, we are sponsored by the lovely digital stamps store....

And the winner will get a fab....

5 digis of winners choice
Please visit our sponsor and show your support, there is even a valentine freebie you might like to use

This week's challenge is all about.....


So get out your red, pink and white colours and get creating. I'm sure that with Valentines day just a week away we will have loads of fantastic entries.

Here is some wonderful inspiration from our super talented design team using some of Di's gorgeous digi stamps.

Karen - Our NEWEST DT Member Please give her a warm welcome




Nikki F




I hope you will all join in this weeks challenge, we can't wait to see what you create.
Hugs The Incy Wincy Design Team xx

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