Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Challenge #38 (Anything goes) and Winner/Top 3 of challenge #37

Hello Chicks! 

Welcome to our new challenge for the upcoming fortnight! 

But first of all lets announce the winner of our last challenge (stitching - real or faux). 

Random Org has chosen a winner and it is: 

Huge congrats. Please email me at calligarisa@bluewin.ch. 

Our Top 3 are (as always in no particular order): 

Congrats from the DT and thanks to everyone who entered the challenge! You rock this challenge blog! Please grab your badge from the sidebar for your blog. 

Okay, now onto this challenge. We have an easy theme, which is: 


Don't we love anything goes?! lol... 

I am sponsoring this brandnew Magnolia DooHickey mini die to the lucky winner! 

Hope we will see lots of entries in this challenge! 

Hugs, Ally and the Incky Chicks DT! 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Challenge #37 and Winner / Top 3 of challenge #36

Hello Chicks!

ooopsie, are we late or aren't we late *lol*
Please excuse this, this crazy girl is all confused :)

Thanks so much for all your entries in our last challenge! RandomOrg has chosen a winner and it is

Huge congrats! Please email me at calligarisa@bluewin.ch to claim the Crafts & Me voucher!

Our Top 3 are in no particular order:

Congrats, Ladies! Please grab your badge from the sidebar!


Okay and now onto our new challenge! 

Theme for this challenge is:
  Stitching (real or faux)

Our wonderful sponsor is lovely Sandra from Live & Love Crafts! Thank you Sandra!

If the words vintage and shabby chic makes your heart beat faster, you will find your haven at Live & Love Crafts! 

Live & Love Crafts is a UK based online store that ships WORLDWIDE. The store is owned and operated by Sandra Mathis, a crafter who is as passionate about the vintage style as she is about customer service and providing a good shopping experience. Live & Love Crafts prides itself on having a website that is easy to navigate with excellent product images. Orders are dispatched fast; usually on the same day received.

Live & Love Crafts stocks a wide range of products from well-loved vintage brands such as Maja Design, Pion Design, Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt, Prima, Melissa Frances, Maya Road, and the Tim Holtz/Ranger product lines.
The store has a vast selection of laces, ribbons and trims, an assortment of over 200 charms and metal decorations, as well as many other unique embellishments that you can't find elsewhere. To help you save on costs, the charms/metal decos can be purchased singularly and all trims and ribbons are sold by the yard/meter. If you’re looking for products that will inspire and a one stop paper & embellishment shop, look no further than Live & Love Crafts!

Hope to see lots of entries! 

Check out Sandra's shop, she has wonderful goodies! 

Ally and the Inky Chicks


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Challenge #36 and Winner/Top 3 of challenge #35

Hi chicks!

Welcome back to another challenge. Can you believe we are in the middle of August already?! Jeez, we don't have much time left for Christmas, have we?!! I better start with my Christmas cards, lol...

First we want to thank you all for entering your cards and projects in our last challenge. The winner of the voucher from Creashop Duymelot is

Congrats! Please email me at calligarisa@bluewin.ch to claim your prize.
You are also welcome to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar.

Our Top 3 are (in no particular order):

Congrats Ladies, grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar. Thanks so much for joining our fun!


But now onto our new challenge! This time we are sponsored once again by Teresa from Crafts & Me. Don't we all love Crafts & Me? Lovely shop in the UK and she has a wonderful customer service. Thank you for being our sponsor this time, Teresa!

We want to see your projects regarding

Fairies and/or Angels

And as always you can see what the DT has come up with!

Have a lovely summer week wherever you are, girls!

Ally and the Inky Chicks


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Challenge #35 (Photo Inspiration) and Winner/Top 3 of challenge #34

Hi chicks

Hope you are doing fine!

We have a winner of our last challenge that has been sponsored by All Dressed up! It's

Congratulations! Please e-mail me at calligarisa@bluewin.ch until Sunday, August 10th to claim your prize. You can also grab your winner's badge from the sidebar to show off on your blog ;)

Our Top 3 are in no particular order

No #3 / Sarah
No # 51 / Lis M.
No # 53 / Colette S.

Congrats Ladies! Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar!

Okay, now onto our new challenge! 

We have a photo inspiration for you:

We are sponsored by Creashop Duymelot this time and we are very thankful Kees and Astrid belong to our faithful sponsors! The prize is a 10 Euro voucher.

Okay crafters, get ready and show us your inspirations that this image gives you ;) kinda difficult, we know but it really is quite fun to challenge yourself with such a hard task :P

Ally and the Inky Chicks

And here come the inspiration cards from the team:

(this is a cute and sweet DRAGON) *lol*


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Challenge #34: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hi Chicks

Are you all on vacation? Enjoy!

We are ready for another challenge with the theme


Our wonderful sponsor is Wendy from All Dressed UP (ADU)
Wendy draws the most wonderful images of all times and we all just loooove playing with them. In fact, I am a bit an addict *lol*! Thank you Wendy for sponsoring us again! Very much appreciated.

Here you can read a little something about the desinger, Wendy:

Hi, I am Wendy Burns and I live in Nottingham (UK) with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends. I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.

I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn/sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.

Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers.

All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.

We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies. The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.

We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

oookay and now join in the fun! The theme is so easy, everyone needs a birthday card once in a while ;)

xoxo, Ally and the Inky chicks

And here come the DT inspirations:

Inky Chicks winner of challenge #33 and our Top 3

Hi Chicks

Thanks so much for all your wonderful entries in last challenge! Wow, so many wonderful christmas creations in the middle of the year!

Our winner of this challenge is


Liebi Mo, du chasch mir gern uf mini privati Mailadrässe schriibe und ich wirde denn gern dini E-Mail Adrässe a Cult Pens wiiterleite, demit sie dir de Guetschii chönd zueschicke! Freu mich für dich! Usserdem chasch dir gern de Winner's Badge vo de Siite stibize zum uf dim Blog präsentiere...und hey, wiiter unde chunnsch grad no i eusi Top 5 ;)

Sorry Chicks, this was Swiss German *lol* cause Mo also loves in Switzerland ;)

Our Top 3 was a difficult choice as always lol... we just never can decide, hee hee... so here are Top 5 from Ally, Pialine and Maritha (the rest of the girls are on vacation)!

In no particular order:

Congrats girls! Please grab your top 3 badge from the sidebar!

Thanks for playing along! See you later tonight with our new challenge... it's soooooooo easy this time :)

Ally and the Inky Chicks

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Challenge #33: CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Hi Chicks

As promised earlier today we are back with our brandnew challenge! Are you organised? Are you ready for christmas? No? Well, then you need to follow this fortnight's theme and you have one card ready in time *lol*! 
We want to see a christmas card this time. So it's 


We are sponsored once again by wonderful Cult Pens. Thanks so much for being with us since the beginning or our challenge blog journey!

Hope you guys all join in the fun!
Ally and the Inky Chicks

Here come the DT inspiration cards:

Inky Chicks winner of challenge #32 and our Top 3

Hi Chicks

It's time to announce our winner of challenge #32 (use a resin embellishment). Thanks so much to all those who entered. Random Org has chosen 

Congratulations, Becky! Please contact me at calligarisa@bluewin.ch (and cc inkychicks@hotmail.co.uk) and I will forward your email to our lovely Lisa. Also you are welcome to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar for your blog!

Now onto our Top 3! Ladies, thanks for showing us your gorgeous creations. The DT has decided that these three are the Top 3 (in no particular order):

Congratulations! You are welcome to grab the Top 3 badge from the sidebar to show off on your blogs!

See you a bit later tonight with our brandnew challenge... being organised is all I say ;)

Ally and the Inky Chicks

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Good evening Chicks!

How are you all today? Hope you are in a crafty mood, wherever you are!

Please welcome our new DT Davinia, she will join us soon! Hop over to her blog and become a follower! She would love you to be with her on her crafty joruney!

Right, onto our challenge this fortnight. We have a special sponsor for this challenge. It's our lovely Lisa who sponsors the lucky winner a set of handmade resin embellishments! And of course we want to see your creations this time using a


So, girls (and boys), ready - steady - enter your card! Hee hee...

And here come the inspiration cards of the team!

xoxo, Ally

using some of Lisa's resins

using some of Lisa's resins

using Lisa's resin