Monday, 9 July 2012

Lexi's Creations....For a friend

Hi Susan here...

We are having a lovely challenge starting today at Lexi's Creations...the theme is

'For a Friend'

I love making cards for my friends and seeing their faces when they open up the card box.
You can see full details of the challenge and our wonderful sponsor at Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog.
If you're in need of some inspiration for this challenge then look no further than the display of talent from my design team...amazing work as always.

Now onto my card....

You always need Birthday cards I think, and I love to make them special for my family and friends, I got this design in my head just as I was falling asleep a few nights ago and I just had to make it to see how it looked!
The background papers are from my stash, these were loose 12x12 papers I bought one year on holiday in USA. I only have a few small pieces left now but I love them, the designs were really nice.
I have aged all the edges using Tim Holtz distress inks.
The beautiful woven ribbon is from East of India collection, love this range, I can never resist buying something from it everytime we go to John Lewis's Craft Department.
The sentiment is a rubber stamp.

This is such a gorgeous little digi image, designed by Lexi Lee and available from Fairy Dust Crafts Store, it is called 'Ladybug Flower'.
I have used promarkers to colour and shade the image, then I decoupaged the flower head cutting out different layers of petals and glued micro beads to the centre of the flower head. Up close and personal it is quite effective. I have aged the plaque with distress inks.

This is one of the gorgeous fimo birds that I made a while ago using Emma's cake decorating moulds, I love them. I have slightly inked it using distress inks to take away the starkness of the white fimo, I'm going to try making some more using different colours of fimo.

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


  1. Hello Susan. How beautiful and classy. I love the design and all the texture, gorgeous delicate colours too.
    Happy crafting.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

  2. Hi Susan this is a gorgeous card the papers are beautiful, love the fimo bird the micro beads on the flower are very effective.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. Your card is gorgeous Susan ! Love the paper and the little Fimo bird is fantastic ! What a wonderful embellishment ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Hi Susan I just love your pretty card! The distressing around the image is so pretty as well! Hugs Susan x

  5. Gorgeous card Susan, so many wonderful elements! You do amazing work!

  6. Hi Susan, wow, this is fab! So much texture and colour and probably my fav
    FDC image!Love it!
    Hugs Jo x

  7. Hi sweetie this is just simply stunning, love the colours that you have used too, gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x


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