Monday, 20 August 2012

Lexi's Creations.....Back to school or college

Hi Susan here....

Time is passing by so quickly school and college is about to start again. Exciting times for our children. To start them off on the right track how about sending them a card to wish them well in their first few weeks, or even for their teachers to say hello to the start of the new year.

Over at Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog we are starting a new challenge today relevant to this time of year.

For full details of the challenge and fabulous sponsor, please call across to Lexi's Creations and join in the fun with us, there's lots of inspiration from my design team to help you with this challenge.

So the theme is 'Back to School or College'.

Now onto my card...

I chose some beautiful textured card from Paper Mill Direct, I tried out an idea using some chipboard letters and embossed the card by putting them through my big shot machine, I then rubbed them down gently with sandpaper and used distressing ink to highlight them and the edge of the card..
The ticket has been designed by Lexi Lee and is available from Fairy Dust Crafts Store, I altered it by blanking out the centre of the ticket and putting in my own computer generated sentiment, I used distressing inks around the outer edge. 
The side strip is the negative of some letters that I die cut using a sizzix die, I edge distressed the strip with inks and put a dark brown strip of card at the back to show through.

This very cute digi image has been designed by Lexi Lee and available from Fairy Dust Crafts Store, it is called Baby Giraffe. I coloured the image with chalks, the topper has been edged with distressing inks.

Thank you for taking the time to look around and for leaving me your wonderful comments

Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. Hi Susan. Ahhhhh, what a gorgeous character this is and just perfect for this challenge. Love the background too.
    Happy crafting, and I hope that you are keeping well.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Susan what a brilliant idea embossing with chipboard letters,I must try that it's very effective.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. This is such a sweet card Susan ! Love the embossed background and the cute image ! Love the die cut letters too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Hi Susan - this is an awesome card!!!!!! I love your 'home-made' embossing ... very effective. And the little giraffe looks so sweet!
    Hugs, Helen x

  5. ooooh what fabulous colouring Susan and your design is wonderful, especially like the use of the ABC's and the sanding you did on them! Love your work!!

  6. Gorgeous we giraffe Susan and fabulous colouring with chalks, love the embossed background..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Adorable, sweet card Susan.

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  9. This is so cute! I really like it and the color scheme is perfect. thanks for sharing.


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