Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year and Something NEW!!!!

Good morning Incy Wincy friends and Happy New Year to you from everyone on the team at Incy Wincy Designs. It's Helen here, introducing our first challenge of 2013.

But before we get to that, we have some unfinished business to wrap up from just before Christmas ... and it's my pleasure to bring a rather belated present, courtesy of our wonderful sponsors Bugaboo Stamps, to our Lucky Winner from our "Christmas - Holly or Mistletoe" Challenge. So, without further ado, I gave Mr our numbers and he told me that our lucky winner is .......

True Random Number Generator 18

......... Number 18  ..........

... and that's Pauline

Beautiful card Pauline - please take your Winter Winner's Badge from the sidebar, and send an e-mail to Incy Wincy (the address is also in the sidebar) to claim your prize.

Now onto my Top 3, in order

Beautiful creations ladies, and please take your Winter Top 3 Badge from the sidebar.

So, onwards we go to our new challenge which is SOMETHING NEW!!!!!! This is where you get to show off the crafting goodies that you got for Christmas - just be sure to tell us in your post what it is that's new.
We've got 2 wonderful sponsors lined up for you this week, with 2 awesome prizes.

Our first sponsor is Kim Harper from Care2Stamp who is offering our first lucky winner a $15 Gift Certificate to her store.

Our second sponsor is new to sponsoring Incy Wincy Designs and they are the team at Cedar Chest Designs who offer quality products, bulk discounts, instant downloads and teacher benefits on digital stamps, digital scrapbooking images and a variety of other digital craft supplies from over a dozen unique artists. Our second lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to their shop.

Thanks to both of them for supporting our challenge this week with wonderful prizes and also images for the Design Team to showcase, so let's check out what our Guest Designer and my "teamies" have created to inspire you this week!

Welcoming our Guest Designer for January,  Sandra H

I started crafting after I retired from the Civil Service in and around 2006 and truly enjoy it, I haven't bought a shop card ever since and come from a family of 11 so I am kept really busy with b'day cards and Celebrations when they occur, I will be married for 40 yrs next month how the time has passed I'm giving my age have 3 children, enjoy gardening weather permitting!! don't like window shopping unless I'm buying and find crafting therapeutic and amazing how much you can accumulate when you say you have enough it's not true you always buy more

And here are 2 amazing creations from Sandra:  

She used new images, new ribbon new from Ladybuginks,  Spellbinders die, White pen
And let it snow Sentiment from Pink gems

We also have Kim joining us this week. Kim is the owner of Care2Stamp, so please be sure to check out her blog! Here is her gorgeous card using Ruby from Whimsy stamps.
 She used her new Spellbinders to cut the red mat and the verse and some Wild Rose Studios Summer Fiesta paper

And now for the inspiration from the Incy Wincy Design Team:

Karen C - using an image from Care2Stamp

Nikki - Using Cedar Chest Designs - Eager Elf and Holiday Lamppost
New paper,Brad,Digi's

New stamp, paper, and purple ribbon
Using a Whimsy Stamps image "Ruby" from Care2Stamp

(2nd card!) 
Using Cedar Chest Designs image "Penguin with earmuffs"
New image, new paper pack

New: Marianne Design snowflake die

Samantha  - New baby card using Bella Sleeping

Caz   new sizzix die cut

Sheryl - New Image from Cedar Chest Designs - framed lighthouse, used new silhouette machine to cut out the embellishments.

Kaia - New stamps from Care2Stamp, Panduro and new embossing powder

Jenny  - New stamp from Care 2 Stamp

Nikki F  - New Image from Care2Stamp, new scallop dies and new embossing folder.

And finally me,
Helen - New Image from Cedar Chest Designs and new colouring technique (Versamark & chalks)

Thanks ladies for your wonderful inspiration - make sure you call over to their blogs and leave them some love won't you?

So, now it's over to you .... create Something NEW!!!, use 'Mr Linky' to link back to your blog post, and don't forget to tell us what it is that's new. We'll be back next Monday with our next challenge and also we'll be announcing the winners from this one. Until then, happy crafting!

The Incy Wincy Team


  1. Wow! I was the lucky winner of the last challenge, what a lovely New Year surprise.
    Many thanks for providing fabulous challenges each week.

  2. Many congratulations Pauline your card was a well deserved winner enjoy your prize and what an array of cards ladies your post is stunning xx

  3. Lovely Challenge, Happy New Year!!


  4. Great DT creations. Love the challenge theme too.

    Jennifer. x

  5. Oh, I was SO PLEASED to find an Australian challenge to pop my card in; there aren't alot around (that I know of anyway).

    Fab DT creations - gorgeous!

    Just linked my card up to #88 - thanks for peeking.

    Jocelyn in Australia
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

  6. Happy New Year! Thank you for choosing my card as a Top 3! Fab new challenge and lovely DT projects.

  7. All greeting cards are good but i think nikki f i best. Thanks for wishing new year, i'm sorry for being late to wish you new year. 2012 was the best year and specially it's ending. I attended a new year party at 31 DEC 2012 night, that was held in our town. This party was in open-sided marquee and fully decorated with lightning, it was the best ending of 2012.
    Outdoor Party Manchester

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