Monday, 31 October 2011

Lexi's Creations.....Charming.....A Gift

Hi Susan here...

Over at Lexi's Creations we are starting a new challenge today, this one got my mojo working overtime, so much so I didn't know where to start.
The challenge is called 'CHARMING'....obvious I suppose....we want to see a charm on your card/creations. The theme of your creation is up to you, I chose a Christmas theme, well because at the moment that's all I seem to be able to think of ...hahaha...hoping and wishing, you all know what I mean, you're never too old to dream!!
Call across to Lexi's Creations for the challenge details, and sponsor prizes, and to get some fantastic inspiration from our design team, they have all outdone themselves this time.

Now onto my creation.....

This is the front view of my notebook....
My ribbon, rustic trim and gems are from Fred Aldous here in Manchester...check this place out for embellishments they are great!
The beautiful metal soldier charm is from my stash, I bought a packet of charms a while ago on holiday in the USA, I absolutely love them.
My backing paper is from my stash, the tree is from Nitwits. The doily is a die. All the edges have been aged with inks.

This is to show you how the notebook looks from the side....I have used a 'Bind-it' machine to make the notebook. Then fastened ribbons onto the binding wires for extra trim.

You will all recognise this little chap....He is Marvin with Candy Cane, designed by Marina Neira and available from The Stamping Bazaar Store. I have coloured him entirely with chalks.

These beautiful tickets designed by Lexi Lee and available from Fairy Dust Crafts.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my notebook, and for all your wonderful comments that you leave me, they are so encouraging.
Love and hugs

Challenges entering


  1. Wow Susan ... how awesome!! Such a gorgeous notebook and I love the charm ;o))

  2. What a gorgeous notebook Susan ! I love making them too ! Your embellies are so pretty ! Love the charm ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  3. This is just stunning sweetie x x x

  4. Wow! LOVE this!!!Thank you for joining our anything goes challenge this week at Charisma!
    Emma x

  5. Brilliant creation Susan, that little critter is super, loving the colours and design.
    Lorraine x

  6. Beautiful pad Mam. Love the metal charm and the paper is great x

  7. Susan, you just make the most fabulous notebooks and this one is no exception, they are works of art!


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