Monday 30 April 2012

Lexi's Creations.....Lace and Ribbon

Hi Susan here....

Over at Lexi's Creations today we have started a new challenge and the theme is
  'Lace and Ribbon'

I am sure everyone will find this an easy challenge to join in with as we all like to use one or the other on our creations.
Please call across to Lexi's Creations and check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team, and further details of the challenge and our amazing sponsor.

Now onto my card....

My backing paper is from a 12x12 pad I bought years ago in USA, it is from Kurio by K&Co.
The beautiful ribbon is from the 'East of India' collection. The ribbon as always from our local market...this one was just the right colour for my card.
The flower is from Prima. The berries are from Hobby Craft.

I have used this image so many times, I love it, it is from Fairy Dust Crafts Store and is called 'Christmas Shopping Phoebe'. I have used chalks to colour and shade the image, inked around the outside edge before putting it onto a punched backing.

What do you think of this, it is made using one of Emma's cake decorating moulds, I used an off white fimo and then used Tim Holtz distressing inks to colour the embossed part and the edges. I love it, I will definitely be making more of these.....she has lots of moulds and now I know how to use them and what they look like.... WOW!!!!

The sentiment was made on our computer and part of our own design collection.

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

Monday 16 April 2012

Lexi's Creations.....Use your punches and dies

Hi Susan here....

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter, with family and friends and made lots of special memories.
Our holiday started sadly, my youngest daughter lost her mum-in-law after a long very painful time in the hospital. Then we discovered to our delight some blackbird nests in our back garden....the joy of watching the parents bring food down for them and then to see the little ones hopping about our garden has been amazing!!

Take a look at this little one, having a rest after hopping about the garden all afternoon, this was taken just after the daddy blackbird had fed it!!

Over at Lexi's Creations we have started a new challenge today and the theme is 'Use your punches and dies'. We have some new design team members joining us this time and their work is outstanding, please call across to Lexi's Creations and check out all the inspiration for this challenge the details of how to join and our sponsor.

Now onto my card....

My backing papers are from My Minds Eye it is a pad called Blush, and another pad from Simple Stories called Fabulous.

The papers are amazing from these two little 6x6 pads I loved using them.

The ribbon is from, it is a beautiful grosgrain, pink with brown dots, it matched my backing paper perfectly.

I used an edge die from Tim Holtz called Butterflies, and the other butterflies were made using various punches. I used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour all the butterflies. and added stickles to them.
My flowers were from Hobby Craft, the leaves I made myself from white card, ink and deckle scissors.
The pearls as usual were from our local market.

Thank you for taking the time to look and for all your fabulous comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx