Monday, December 17, 2018

17th Dec - 7th Jan 18 = celebrate 10 years of Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Hello everyone :)

This is a wonderful moment in time, because Incy Wincy Designs Challenge was started roughly 10 years ago (I deleted some of the first posts to save space DRRRR)

For those who probably don't know the story - myself and a few others decided to start a charity here in South Australia (Incy Wincy Children's Charities), to help children of low income families.

My "thing" was art and craft and I used to make many things to sell on our stalls.

I started a blog a year or so before and I was doing challenges. I always wanted to be on a DT but didnt have the courage or the expensive crafting tools that a lot of other crafters had.... so I never tried as I didn't think I stood a chance.

Then there was an idea....   Combine my love of crafting, , be on a DT and the most IMPORTANT - promote the charity and have a digi shop to make some extra money for the charity.

We started small, prizes were from my own stash.  Chris Sather from Canada offered to help and started to organise sponsors etc and it slowly grew from there. Nikki won a challenge and was asked to be a GD - she has never left.....  You never hear much from Nikki, but she is always there for support and help with the technical stuff.

We changed the name of the charity a few years later, and kept running stalls, fundraising dinners etc, all going towards raising money for the local Kindergarten to buy things for their Sensory garden - my favourite was the wooden boat.

Life got a bit harder, and I took a step back for a few years, Chris and Nikki took the reins and made Incy a strong challenge, which seems to be still loved by many.

Sadly, we had to close the charity. But it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. When I think back, I think it was the only time I felt a completely whole person.

I came back full time about 3 years ago, Chris had to move on, as she had her share of hard times. I appreciate all she had done to keep it afloat.

We have had so many wonderful designers over the years, many have stayed for a long time. Some of them have gone on to bigger and better things, it is wonderful to watch them grow. Also to our amazing sponsors, I truly appreciate each and every one of you!!!

I have some ideas for Incy in the new year - I wont mention in case they don't eventuate (life has a habit of sending me on a different path than planned) but if it works it should be good.

Thank you to all our friends who come and play with us, I hope you enjoy your time here with us. Such beautiful creations are linked with us.

It is only fitting that the sponsor for our Anniversary shall be Nikki from Limited Runs Digital Stamps (link below) She has always been a wonderful supporter and has got me out of many holes, when sponsors haven't been able to fulfill their spots.

As this is the last challenge of 2018, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas, or however you wish to celebrate.  A FANTASTIC New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2019. We will be back on 7th January.

Hugs, Heather

Our awesome Sponsor this time is
the wonderful

The theme is CELEBRATE !!!!!

Hi All Just a quick little note from me
2 Winners of $10. Each from the shop to enjoy !!!

*****Now back to this SPECIAL challenge*****

Here's our DT to inspire you  !!

(Congratulations on 10 years Incy Wincy!)

Uhuuuu, congratulations on 10 years Incy Wincy!



Maria Giselle


Winners from last challenge are chosen by Random.Org .
is the winner of 
is the winner of

Top 3 in no particular order is
(This was SO SO SO hard to narrow down!) 
Main prize winners contact us for your prizes

Top 3/5 grab a badge from the sidebar.
Congratulations to  everyone

Monday, December 3, 2018


Hello! MARIA GISELLE posting here at Incy Wincy for our new challenge. I love creating my own backgrounds in cards. With all the crafting products out there, the possibilities are endless. We hope to inspire you with this challenge to create your own background for your focal it ink blending, a wash of paint, doodling, stamping, embossing, sketching...It is totally up to you! As long as you create your background, you are totally in for this challenge! Be it within your comfort level or beyond your comfort level, go for it! Don't forget to mention your technique/s on how you created your background on your post. We can't wait to see your creations. For all you know, you might inspire us and/or others to try re-create your background. Enjoy!

Our Sponsors this time are

 and you can win a $12 ADFD gift card,



and you can win 3 digi stamps.


*****Now back to this challenge*****

Here's our DT to inspire you  !!

ADFD Kitty Gift
Background made by smooshing with Distress Inks, spritzing/dabbing, then misting with sparkle.

Cheryl - FB Page

PolkaDoodles -  Knight & Dragon - Little Dudes

A Day for Daisies - Gift Tag

coming soon

PolkaDoodles Knight Dude
I made a background with a Bronze Sharpie to resemble Dragon's scales.
A Day For Daisies (A Present)
For the background, I used water markers on some shiny paper, and then dropped and splattered rubbing alcohol on the paper.

Used my Spirograph to make the fun colorful shapes behind my images.

Created a plaid background by heat embossing a variety of striped stamps.

coming soon

Drew in the fireplace with this cute image

I used Distress Oxide Ink to color the background and gray half pearls for ornaments.

I used Distress Oxides to create the background

Winners from last challenge are chosen by Random.Org.
Before I announce the winners, I want to let all the participants know that we have a little 'oops!' in our last post. Two Inlinkz were accidentally added to the post. It was too late when it was discovered. Many have added their names and out DTs also have commented. So rather than deleting one of the Inlinkz, we just continued on with it being aware that there are two groups to look into. You might ask how will Random.Org work on choosing the winner if there are two of some numbers. Being the author of this post, I re-assigned the second group with a new number based on the last number entry on the first group. I hope that makes sense. If not, just be assured that both groups have an equal opportunity winning.

29. Donna R

is the winner of 3 images from

Top 5 in numerical order are
1st Group 7. Rosina
2nd Group 9. Teresa
31. Paper Whims
45. Suzi Mac
49. Jac

Main prize winner, contact us for your prizes

Top 5 grab a badge from the sidebar.

Congratulations to  everyone!

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