Saturday 2 April 2011


Moving right along with things to do during the Spring we decided to do a challenge based on Spring Cleaning.  What better way to start but, to use something from your home on your project.  It could be anything from make up to tools in the house.  Let's see how creative you can get and show us your creations.  Make sure you note in your blog post what special household item you used to be eligible to win a $10 voucher to Aspire To Thrive Shop from our Sponsor INCY WINCY DESIGNS

Aspire To Thrive Children's Charities (was Incy Wincy Children's Charities - hence the challenge blog name) was started by a group of dart friends here in Elizabeth and Salisbury ,South Australia - who wanted to give something back to the community. A group of us have continued to do through out the last 2 years and we have been shown the amount of difficulty our society has towards children with special needs. There are a lot of charities out there who help children with terminal illnesses so we thought we could aim more towards learning and behavioural difficulties.
We are in talks now with a local kindergarten to see what we can do to help them. This would be a wonderful project and I hope with all my heart this goes ahead.

We have found an official home base now and are going from strength to strength.

ALL our work is voluntary and we get no ongoing assistance from anyone. We have gotten a few tiny grants to help with uniforms and equipment, for which we are grateful.

Our shop at are donated drawings and ALL money (minus paypal costs) go directly into the charity.

We are grateful for any sales, help or donations (cards etc for our stalls)

Any questions please feel free to contact us

Thank you

Our Design Team used images for this great store and had a blast.  Here are their creations to give you some ideas on what you can use............

                                                        Tammy :  Tammy used black thread

Kate :  Kate used my Virgin Vie eye makeup instead
of distress ink and a cotton pad instead of a sponge

Anne :  Anne used old eye makeup instead of
 chalks for background (blue and brown)

                                                           Nataliya :  Nataliya used her husband's
                                                              shaving gel for background paper

                                                          Molly :  Molly used her husband's
                                                                         hair gel as glue

Beth :  Beth used light cherry blossom and clear nail
polish and cut a piece of gauze bandage for a ribbon (colored it
brown with a copic marker)

                                                   Carolynne :  Carolynne used eyeshadow for
                                                 bricks and cut up box for frame and sentiment

Janette :  Janette used a paper bun case that she inked
and glittered. She also used old eyeshadow on the Piano and the
 edges of the die cut.

There you have it.  Some great ideas to get your creative juices going.  So, lets see what you all come up with and remember to add in your blog post what you used from home!!!  We can't wait to see what you come up with. 



  1. The cards are all great, love the use of shaving foam and hair gel LOL


  2. Your DT did a beautiful Job with all the images thanks for all your hard work with and love how you've used make up to color in some of the images they look very kewl
    hugs Nikki

  3. Those cards are beautiful... I mean by the design team.
    While I was trying to link my card, blogger went a bit haywire and I got a bit nervous so I deleted your link from my post thinking that my card had not got linked up to the challenge.

    Thanks for getting back to me...

    I have done the needful.

    Happy crafting,