Monday, 13 December 2010

Side by side....

Hi Susan here....

At Lexi's Creations today we are starting a new challenge and the theme is 'Glitter and Pearls', well thats easy isn't it!!
Full details of the challenge and some fabulous inspiration from the design team can be found at the Lexi's Creation Challenge Blog. Call across and take a look and join in the fun with us all.

Now to my card...

Well this is a different card for me....I wanted to keep it really simple in the design and the I choose turquoise and white. My base card is from The Paper Mill Shop and the top section of the card I embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder of swirls.
The turquoise satin ribbon and pearls are from our local market.

This fabulous sentiment is from Fairy Dust Crafts and has been designed by Lexi. It is called 'Side by Side'. Check out Lexi's store for some great offers at the moment. I cut my own shape for the topper and mat and layered it onto a turquoise card. All the edges have been distressed and glittered with stickles.

These beautiful butterflies are another one of Lexi's creations and they are available from Fairy Dust Studios, they are called 'DIY Butterfly'. Called that because they are very plain and can be finished however you want them to be. I coloured mine with chalks and then glittered around the edges of the wings and body.

My pins are from our local market, I have added extra pearls and a crystal divider.

My flowers are a mix, the white ones are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the turquoise rose I handmade it using the turquoise card I used on the card.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Simple Doodles - Photo inspiration (I choose to use turquoise and white)

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and for all your wonderful comments, they are very much appreciated, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan


  1. Love the colours and flowers you have used and the embossing looks great.

  2. WOW Susan this is one very special looking card the colours and design are awesome and love those butterflies and flower.
    Lorraine x

  3. Wonderful work!!!
    Just love it.

  4. Susan this is fabulous so many gorgeous embellishments. Love the glitter on the butterflies and the swirl and pearls - work of art.
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week
    Best wishes, Sharon

  5. This is sooo pretty! Clean and classy I love it :D

    Happy Christmas hunni

    hugs Lexi xxx

  6. Oh Mam this is an absolute stunner. I looooooove the colour scheme and looooooove how simple and effective it all looks. Your handmade flower is amazing and the shape you've cut your sentiment to is really nice.
    Fantastic job Mam, one of my all time favourites of yours xxx

  7. Wonderful card and colours! Thanks for entering the Simple Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

    PS This is the first time I've been able to leave you a comment - I just was not able to before!!

  8. congrats on the top 3 over at SD, very pretty card!!!

  9. Hi Susan you have won Decembers blog candy please can you email me elaine at so that I can send you .your prize


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