Monday, 17 September 2012

Lexi's Creations.....Make a gift anything but a card

Hi Susan here....

Today at Lexi's Creations we are at the beginning of a new challenge....this one is slightly different than what we usually do in so far as we don't want you to make a card, we want you to make the gift instead.

The theme is...
Make a Gift - Anything but a card

Bit of a challenge I am sure for some and needs some thought, but there are lots of ways that you can do this, you can alter items like books, candles and jars, you could even make notebooks, gift boxes, gift bags etc.....

Come along to Lexi's Creations and join in the fun with us on this challenge, full details can be found on the blog along with our sponsor and lots of inspiration from my very talented design team.

Now for my creation...

I altered a candle to give to a friend for a present. 
My base card was a gorgeous textured white card from Paper Mill Direct. I used an edging die to cut out the beautiful lacy edge, this is from Sizzix and then added some woven ribbon available from Fairy Dust Crafts Store.

I used two images from the Fairy Dust Crafts Store on this gift. The sentiment 'Special Friend' and the flower image 'Baby Bugs Flower'.
I coloured the image and around the edge of the sentiment using distressing inks from Tim Holtz, the flower was cut out very closely to the image so that I could layer it onto the candle and sentiment.

This was a very simple gift but looks really effective.

Thank you for taking the time to look, and for your wonderful comments.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. Hello Susan. This is stunning and such fantastic colours. I love that sentiment and the gorgeous border you have created. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Love that die cut and the woven ribbon, they both look spectacular around the candle! Great way to alter a candle.

  3. Just beautiful, candles are one of my very favourite things to decorate! Gorgeous flower, pretty die cut edging and the sentiment you've used is just perfect......a lovely gift!
    Hugs Jo x

  4. Hi Susan what a gorgeous candle your friend will love it. Hugs Susan x

  5. This is fantastic Susan, love the gorgeous detail.
    Hugs Julie xxxx

  6. Susan, what a beautiful gift. Love that edging, and I bet your friend will love it.

    Thanks for being so patient with me not being available lately. I finally stowed away the last box of rubbish yesterday so now I have some space to craft, at least I would have, but tomorrow I have workmen coming (you couldn't make it up, lol) to put me some new doors on my airing cupboard which is right behind my table I craft on, and I think they have to be made to measure as they are not standard doors. Just my luck, lol But at least they can get in the place, a couple of weeks ago there wouldn't have been space for them and me in the place at the same time. Boxes, boxes everywhere, boy was I depressed.


    Lin xx

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