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

Inky Chicks winner of challenge #31 and our Top 3

Hi hens,

Our last challenge came to an end and we have a lot of nice special shaped entries, thank you so much! As always it was hard to choose top 3 and I always have to tell the girls not to fight *lol*...

RandomOrg has chosen a winner and it's 

Huge congrats Mirella! Please e-mail us at inkychicks@hotmail.co.uk. Please grab your winner's badge from the sidebar too!

Our top 3 are (in no particular order):

I had some more in my mind but the girls said: top 3 is top 3, don't always make them top 10! *lol*

Don't forget to check back tonight when our new challenge goes online!

Ally and the Inky Chicks

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Hi Chicks!

As promised we are back with a new challenge! Can you believe it is already June? Here in Switzerland weather turned so hot all of a sudden! From zero to 34°C! Well, not from zero lol, but almost! It's unbearable...

But onto the new challenge theme this fortnight. We want to see your creations in 
special shapes
no squares or rectangles are allowed. Sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet (SBDO) with a win of 3 digi stamps from the artists that the DT has used images from (up to a value of $10). Thank you so much!

Hope you guys join in the fun!

Ally and the Inky Chicks from all around the world ;)

So here are the DT inspirations with images from SBDO (except Pialines and Ashlees cards):

Pialine (no sponsor image)

using sponsor image The Big One

using sponsor image The Big One

using sponsor image Fuzzbog Wumble

Ashlee (no sponsor image)

using sponsor image Sea Turtle

using sponsor image Boo Boo Bee