Monday, 29 October 2012

A Special Birthday at Lexi's Creations...

Hi Susan here...

This is the start of a special challenge at Lexi's Creations, we are three years old this month and with that in mind we having a special challenge to celebrate this.
We have two great sponsors for this challenge and instead of the usual two winners we will be having three!
For full details of this amazing challenge call across to Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us.

The theme for our challenge is....

'Special Birthday'

now for my card....

I made this with my youngest daughter in mind, who will be thirty this year. This is one of her favourite colours I hope she likes it!!

The backing papers are all left over bits and pieces from 12x12 scrapbooking pads, I have used an edge punch for the pale pink background piece and a gorgeous die for the hearts from Marianne Designs, which I cut out of white card and then used Tim Holtz Distress Inks over the top of the embossing to bring out the details.
Some of the background pieces I have sewn around the edges for extra detail and because I know my daughter loves sewing on her cards.
The ribbon has come from our local market.

This is to give you a close up of one of my favourite images designed by Lexi Lee and available from her store Fairy Dust Crafts, it is called Christmas Shopping Phoebe.
I have used chalks to colour and shade the image.

The sentiment is my own but set into one of Lexi's tickets, I have coloured and stickled the edges of the ticket. The flowers are from Hobby Craft I really love the colour of these flowers just right for my colour scheme, the leaves are a punch I then shaped them using a ball tool, the heart pins are from Hobby Craft.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. Hello Susan. What a stunning creation. Love your image so beautifully coloured. Fantastic design as always, and full of wonderful details and textures.
    I am sure that your daughter will love it.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  3. Hi Susan what a gorgeous card, the detail and colour combo are beautiful.

    Hugs Julie xx

  4. Susan this is just gorgeous, fabulous showcasing of Christmas Shopping Phoebe! Love the flowers and everything about it!

  5. Hi Susan - this is a stunning card! I love the colour scheme you've used ... it's one of my favourites too. The flowers are lovely and I'm sooo envious of the all the different ribbons you have in your stash! Totally gorgeous :o)
    Helen x

  6. Susan,

    Fabulous colour palette, those blossoms are gorgeous and match so beautifully with everything else. The ribbon is amazing, it looks like the hearts are 3D on it! A gorgeous creation.

    Lin xx


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