Hi Susan here....
Twelve months ago I was asked was I interested in taking over the ownership of Lexi's Creations. I had loved being on the design team since the beginning and would have been devastated to see the blog close so naturally I said yes. It is sometimes hard work but I love it and get really excited when I see the entries for the challenges.
Today at Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog we are starting our new challenge to celebrate this with a theme that reflects how important this is to me....
'Sparkle and Shine'
For full details of this challenge and our fabulous sponsor please call across to LC's Challenge Blog and join in with us. We have some amazing inspiration from my design team they have truly outdone themselves, I feel very lucky to have such a talented group of ladies who never let me down and really make some outstanding creations for each challenge.
Now onto my card...
I have used some gorgeous paper lace behind my ribbon, I have had this for ages and slightly distressed it with inks. The ribbon is from our local market. The little butterflies, that I love putting on my cards are made using a punch, inks, glitter and pearls.
The backing paper is from my stash, this is so gorgeous with flowers and leaves and butterflies all over the paper, the colour is a beautiful brown with hints of pink and green, with silvery text here and there and a sheen all over the finish.
I recently bought a new flower swirl die and have used this behind my flowers.
Gems and glitter has been used throughout my card.
I love making flowers and often get inspiration from the flowers that grow in my garden, this one has been made after looking at the rambling rose I have at the bottom of my garden.
I made this using white card that I slightly coloured with two shades of pink distressing ink. I have added a gem in centre and glitter on the petal edges.
The smaller roses and buds are from Hobby Craft.
The leaves again have been hand made from white card and coloured using inks.
This beautiful sentiment designed by Lexi Lee and available from Fairy Dust Crafts Store, it is called 'Special Friend'.
I have used a die for the topper and distressed the edges with inks and glitter.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my creation and for your wonderful comments.
Love and hugs