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Friday, October 29, 2010

Challenge 64 winners

Hello everyone!!! Here are the winners (on time this week..yeahhh for us!!!! LOL) for Challenge 64, the 5 digis from Di's Digi Downloads. Random.org chose #15, and that means the winner is..... Carolyn

Congratulations Carolyn!!! Please take the badge above for your blog!!!! AND, PLEASE email us (at the side) to find out how to claim your prize!!! If winner has not contacted us within 10 days, we will draw another winner! Thanks!

The Top 3 for this week, are.....

Tracy's Stamping Corner

Apricot Bubbles

Wendy

Congratulations ladies! Gorgeous work this week!!!!

And here is your badge for your blog:

Thank you to all who joined us last week!!!! We are off to a good start, so keep the entries coming in!!!! Stay tuned on Monday for a new challenge....the first one by our new Design Team!!! You will love them!!!!
Chris

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Introducing...your NEW Design Team!!!!!

First off, I would like to thank EVERYONE who applied to our Design Team! It was a really hard decision and took us longer than we thought!!!! All of the entrants were so good!!!!



Staying on with us this term are:



Hi there! Most of you know me by now, but for those that don't, I am Chris. I am the Design Team leader for Incy Wincy Designs and it has been a really fun year (almost!) I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years, and making cards for about 6 now! I am happily married with 3 Fur Children - a neurotic diabetic cat named Tux, a insane dog, but such a love, named Brick and a new puppy named Minty! We also have 6 leopard geckos and 2 fish! It is always an adventure around here, that is for sure! When I'm not in my craft room, you can find me outdoors - camping, hiking, exploring with the dogs, or reading! My favourite place to plunk myself in the summer is on my swing on my front deck!!!! I am a teacher & I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! EH!!!


Heather

My name is Heather and I am from South Australia. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, when other girls were playing with their dolls I had my case with scissors, paper and crayons. Mum still has the first card I made her - when I was 5. I started Incy Wincy Designs as a way to get word out about our charity and also meet new people - which I have definitely done :) I dabble in all sorts of crafts and try a bit of everything, but always have 100's of unfinished projects... oops Thank you all for supporting us and in turn helping Aspire To Thrive Children's Charities (was named Incy Wincy Children's Charities) which is the charity Greg, Tami and Myself started.
Have a fabulous day :)




Hi Y'ALL!! Let's See I love all things artsy, I play around with alot of variety of mediums from glass to paper to computer graphix. I started out by making cards for Xmas really simple ones too, a sticker in the center of a card. Then I got bitten by the bug, and found blogs and have learned so much and love doing this. I even started to create my own digi's "Limited Runs Digi's" and have a lot of fun making them, they keep me using my graphix proggies and so does Chris, as I help out with some of the graphix for Incy Wincy from time to time. The team has been wonderful to work with and I'm happy to be staying on too. I'm also from Canada too but from Toronto and been with my man for 18 years and we have one kitty that loves to sleep where ever I am working, last time I made a painting he had a lovely blue tail lol.



I am happily married and have 4 wonderful kids (3 boys and a girl) who all keep me very busy! I work for the NHS (National Health Service) leading on Vocational Qualifications and Training. Funny how I started card making really as it was on a camping trip a couple of years ago, I had always enjoyed calligraphy and anything arty but had never had a crafting hobby as such. We were camping in the Lake District and being England it chucked it down all week, while the kids were happy getting covered in mud I was getting bored. We went out shopping I ended up in a crafting shop where I bought some ready made toppers, a box of card stock and some glue; back at the tent I started on my first cards – they weren’t great but they were OK and most of all I enjoyed it! I must say my style, techniques and confidence has grown since then (along with my stash) and there is no way I could fit it all in the car now to take it on a camping trip LOL.

Shelley

I'm Shelley wife and mother of 3 lovely boys. I started card making just over 3 years ago and I soon got addicted. The area I live in only have one craft shop so I found it hard to find what i wanted which is why I opened my online web store One Stop Card Crafts. I run the store with my family and working from home is great and saves on child care. I love all aspects of card making and enjoy trying new techniques. My favourite at the moment is Digital stamping, fancy folded cards and creating boxes. I also love a challenge which is why I am chuffed to bits to be on the Incy Wincy design team and can't wait to get started.

AND now....without further ado...... here are the newest members of our team: Please give them a WARM welcome!!!



Hi, I'm 34, English but live in Sydney with my husband and two gorgeous daughters aged 3 months and 3 and a half years. I have always been interested in crafts and have had a go at many, including cross stitch and jewellery making. I became obsessed with making cards after my first daughter was born when I made thank you cards for my family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's makes on the weekly themes.

Linda


I love all kinds of crafts, scrapbooks, card making, mini-books and now and again I dabble in altered art. I got into card making 3 years ago and mostly love to stamp. I use digital, rubber or acrylic and use a variety of mediums to colour with from the well know pens to watercolours and chalks, now it’s an obsession with me and craft every single day if possible.




Carla Prediger Träsel - 48 years old- married and have a son who is 22 yo.
I have beem crafting since I was 5th when my mom thaught me how to embroider. I also lerned knitting, crochetting... Years later, I felt in love with paper crafts. My first passion was the parchment craft. Then I learned quilling, dry embossing, paper cutting, tea-bag-folding, paper embroidery, carré, scrapbooking and many other techniques. Recently I learned the beauty of stamping... so many ways to create wonderful cards. I have been trying to spend more time on this technique by using real or digital stamps. It is something really pleasant. Being a papercraft designer is not only a hobby. It became also my job. I have my own studio where I teach and spend long time creating. I'm sure I will enjoy being part of this DT. For sure I'm not only going to share my work as I know that we always have something new to learn.


Jenny


I'm Jenny aka Dragonllew as I'm known in the blogging world. I am married to Mark and have 3 children, I work part time in a Shop doing wages and other admin work and spend all of my spare time and money crafting. I love all sorts of crafts and have tried many different things over the years I have been making cards for about 2 years now I love taking a few pieces of paper and turning them into something that people will enjoy looking at.


Renee

I'm a stay-at-home-mom and I started scrapping 2 yrs ago. I was doing alot of crocheting, but had to quit doing that because of the arthritis in my hands. Both of these things were my daughters, that I learned and tried to teach her, but she gave up because she didn't have the patience to learn how to do it. I've been doing some sort of crafting for 15 yrs, from painting on clothes, to wood working, to crocheting, and scrapping.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know our newest, and very talented Design Team! Come back on Monday to see their work!!!! We have some GREAT challenges and GREAT sponsors lined up for you so it is going to be an AWESOME term!!!!!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Chris & Heather






Monday, October 25, 2010

Challenge #65 - Lace and Pearls

Hello everyone!!! Since this is our last challenge together as a DT (sniff sniff), I hope you can find some time to visit all of the DT members' blogs and show them some love this week!!!! They SO deserve it!!!!! It has been an absolute pleasure working with them ALL! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to ATTCC!!! You are all very talented and I am honoured to have had the opportunity to work with you!!!! Please come back & visit!!!! Stay tuned on Wednesday for the big reveal of our NEW Design Team for the next 6 months!!!!





Now, onto our challenge!!! This week we would like to see you use LACE & PEARLS on your creations!!! So...what are you waiting for? Get going! Oh wait, check out the Design Teams FABULOUS creations first ok?? Have fun!!!










This week Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity is sponsoring us, and 1 lucky winner will receive a $10 voucher to the ATTCC SHOP!!!!!



Our wonderful Guest Designer for October is KATIE TATE - please check out her blog to see more of her amazing creations!!! Thank you Katie, for a month of AMAZING cards!!!!!





Chris


Shelley


Doreen


Nikki



Clare x



Heather IS coming soon - my sincerest apologies YET AGAIN!!!!

Thank you for joining us this week!!! We can't wait to see your creations!! Don't forget to link up with Mr. Linky!!!! Have a great week!!!




Chris & the DT



Sunday, October 24, 2010

Challenge 63 Winners






Hello everyone :)

Sorry so late - got you all in wonder I am assuming!!!

So who is the winner and who did Nikki choose for the Top 3?? Lets find out!!

Winner of the $10 voucher for ASPIRE TO THRIVE store (new stuff coming soon!!!)
is
Congratulations - please grab the badge for your blog and also contact us on the email and we will let you know how to claim your prize

Top 3 this challenge chosen by the wonderful and mega talented Nikki who added this "There where some stunning work out there and it's really tough to only pick 3 Heck I could have easily had a top 10 lol"
18=Suzi,
46=The Navy Wife,
55=Connie M

Congratulations to you all :) Please use the badge on your blog with pride :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Challenge #64 - PINK & BROWN

First, thank you to ALL who participated last week!! What a super turn out!!!!! You are all INCREDIBLE!!!! Way to go!!!!!

This week we have a colour challenge for you - one of my personal favourites - PINK & BROWN!!!!

We also have another fabulous sponsor this week - just click on her logo & it will take you right to her shop!!!! The prize is 5 digis of your choice!!! How fun!!!!




Our Guest Designer for October is KATIE TATE - please check out her blog to see more of her amazing creations!!! We are so lucky to have her on board this month, she is UBER TALENTED!!!!




Doreen



Nikki


Chris



Shelley



Sarah


Clare



Kim
I hope you will all join us this week! Don't forget to link up with Mr. Linky when you are done!!!! Can't wait to see your creations!!!! Have a GREAT week!!
Chris



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Challenge 62 winners!!

Sorry again, time keeps getting away from me!!!!I always have such good intentions of getting the winners up by Friday....but here it is...SUNDAY!! EEK!!! Sorry about that!!!!!

Here are the winners of Challenge 62 - the Sparkly Glitter challenge & the winner of the 3 Michelle Perkett images!!!!!

The winner of the images is................ CHRISTINE - CDN Stamper

Congratulations Christine!!! Please email us (in the side bar) so we can let you know how to claim your prize!! THANKS!!! Please take a banner for your blog!!


And the TOP 3, as picked by yours truly are........ (in no particular order!!) Please take the banner for your blog!!!! You all deserve bragging rights!!!!






Stay tuned for another GREAT challenge tomorrow!!!
Chris

Monday, October 11, 2010

Challenge 63 - FAUX IT UP!!!!

Hello everyone!! This week our challenge is sponsored by us, Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity. The prize is a $10 voucher to the SHOP!

Our challenge for you is to FAUX IT UP!!!!! Faux anything - faux leather, faux mother of pearl, faux bow, faux wood, faux denim, etc. Check Splitcoast Stampers if you are stuck for ideas....there are TONS!!!!


Our Guest Designer for October is KATIE TATE - please check out her blog to see more of her amazing creations!!!
Katie's creation - faux stitching


Doreen - used ATTCC Mary Helen Sims
Comes in Precolored and B & W - "Faux Stitching"



Chris -used ATTCC Chelsea - Faux denim

Kim used ATTCC Chelsea - faux stitching



Nikki - Faux Card - used ATTCC Winter Shack
( it's 100% digital!! Cool eh?)


Shelley used ATTCC Wishing Well- Faux Metal




Sarah - Faux stitching, using ATTCC image Moon



Clare - used MHS image with faux stitching



Thank you to everyone who joined us last week!!! What another great turn out!!!! Don't forget to link your FAUX creation below with Mr. Linky! We can't wait to see what you come up with!!!! Good luck & have fun!!!!

Chris & the DT


Sunday, October 10, 2010

DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!

THIS IS STAYING ON TOP TIL CALL IS OVER - PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE

Well its that time of the year again.... We must say goodbye to our lovely Design Team members, BUT, that means INCY WINCY DESIGNS is having a Design Team Call :)

We are looking for 4 or 5 more people to help us here and would love it if you would consider joining us and spreading the word!!


Here is the guidelines


  1. * DESIGN TERM FROM November til end of APRIL*

  2. * Open to all crafters MALE and FEMALE of any age, and any country

  3. * Must be willing to participate in activities such as blog hops and sneak peeks

  4. * MUST be willing to promote the Incy Wincy images and charity work

  5. * Must have a current blog in which items for weekly challenges will be published

  6. * Must be willing to work with digital items

  7. * Must be willing to comment on entrants posts, and pick Top 3 when it is your turn

  8. *Will add badges to their sidebar linking to Incy Wincy Designs and our charity.


If you would like to show your interest please answer the following



  1. Name:

  2. Country:

  3. Blog(s):

  4. Previous DT experience including Guest Designers (THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT - just for more info)

  5. Add 3 photos or blog links showing what you believe to be your best work

  6. 50 words or less about yourself and how you could enrich Incy Wincy Designs by being part of the team
Being part of the team you will be supplied with digi stamps from us (or images etc from the sponsor if applicable)

All shows of interest must be sent to incywincychallenge@hotmail.com with the words DESIGN TEAM in the subject line.

Entries close October 10, 2010 and those chosen will be notified by October 13, ready to start on November 1st.

An email confirming your show of interest will be sent so if you haven't received it in 48 hours please let us know.

We are so excited to be doing this and we have a few changes and GREAT new sponsors coming up which we hope you will like :)

So looking forward to hearing from you :)

Heather and Chris

Friday, October 8, 2010

Challenge 61 winners.....and SPECIAL Winners this week!!!!!






The winner of this weeks prize of a $10 voucher to




is.........................


And the Top 3, as chosen by Shelley are:


#85 - Mary




#257 Peggy




Congratulations ladies!! Please take the badge from the top to put on your blog!! You deserve it!!!!


AND now, for a SPECIAL award for 3 children who joined us this week! We are THRILLED that children are getting involved, what a great activity to share with your children!!!! These 3 children will receive a special badge, made just for you by Nikki!! (Thanks Nikki!!!!)
Post it on your blogs for the whole world to see that your kid ROCKS!!!!
These 3 children will also receive TWO FREE IMAGES From Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity. Please email us with your 2 choices.
#44 - NiMu - 3 years old
#151 - Maddy - 9 years old
#270 - Michael - 3 years old
GREAT JOB KIDS!!! WOW!!!!!! LOVE them all!!!!!


Thanks to all for joining us!!!!
Chris

Winners Announced.... Challenge 60 - All white except for the image




Challenge 60 - The WINNER of 5 single digis from PRAIRIE FAIRY is.....

Please email us (at the side) so we can let you know how to claim your prize!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

The Top 3 winners for Challenge 60 - chosen by our wonderful Clare, are:



#4 - Sally



#7 - Tine



#38 - Jenny




Congratulations ladies!!! Please take the badge at the top -you deserve the bragging rights!!!!!! Stay tuned for the next challenge winners!!!!!
Chris

Monday, October 4, 2010

Challenge 62 - Sparkly Glitter!

WOW!! What an amazing response to last weeks challenge! Over 300 entries!!!!! Way to go!!!!! I guess you all like ANYTHING GOES!!!!! This week our challenge is another easy one....SPARKLY GLITTER!!! So get out your glitter, stickles, rhinestones, etc. and BLING up your creation!!!!!!
This weeks challenge is sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studios - which is perfect because Michelle's images just SCREAM out for GLITTER!!!!! I love her work and they are perfect for some glitter and sparkle!!!!!


The prize this week is the 3 images you see the DT using below: Willow the Autumn Fairy, Bella the Baker, and Candy. YOU can be the new owner of ALL three!!!!!! Wooo hoooo!!!!

Now, on to the Design Teams Glittery creations!!!! First, I would like to introduce you to our Guest Designer for October: KATIE TATE - please check out her blog to see more of her amazing creations!!! Here is her card :)
<---Bella the Baker
and here are the creations from the Design Team :) Theyd love to hear what you think :)
Doreen
<--- Candy
Nikki
<-- Willow the Autumn Fairy
Chris
<-- Candy
Kim
< -- Candy
Clare
<-- Willow the Autumn Fairy
Sarah
<-- Bella the Baker

Heather (sorry so late everyone!!)

Here is Shelley's (sorry dont know how it got left out of the post!)

Our wonderful followers