Monday 10 December 2012

Snow at Lexi's Creations...

Hi Susan here...

We are having a new challenge at Lexi's Creations, and the theme for this challenge is 'Snow'.
Not a difficult one and it doesn't have to be a Christmas card it could be for a winter birthday.
for full details and some fabulous inspiration from my design team call across to Lexi's Creations and join in the fun with us. This will be our last challenge for this year, but we will be back again at the beginning of January.

Now onto my card....

A simple card from me this time, I had some beautiful backing paper with some gorgeous snowflakes all over it and I didn't want to  hide any of them.

I have used a snowflake die to make the snowflakes I have added stickles all over them and some china blue distressing ink to add some cold detail to them.

The paper lace I have had for ages, rows of snowflakes with a scalloped edge, really effective. 

The gorgeous digi image is from Fairy Dust Crafts and has been designed by Lexi Lee, it is called Pengy Free Snowballs, I have used chalks to colour the image then I added stickles to the snow for a little bit of sparkle.

Hope you like the design
Thank you for all your fabulous comments and for taking the time to look at my post.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Saturday 1 December 2012

Here I go again...more Christmas cards!

Hi Susan here...

Well I have said it before, and I bet a lot of you are the same...I can't stop making Christmas cards...
It's my favourite time of the year and my favourite kind of card. Plus I love giving them to people so I always need more.
Here are a few more that I have been making, hope you like them.

I have gone mad and used some totally different colours for this card. I can't lie I do love orange and brown together and these two backing papers have been in my stash for ages just calling out to be used on a card.
The ric-rak braid is from our local market, in a gorgeous rich shade of brown, I have used this on lots of things in the home, cushion covers and light shade trimmings, I bought lots of it, and its still going strong.

I had an odd size piece of card in my stash and when I was measuring up for trimming it to size I had a thought and this shape of card is what I came up with, different from my usual square ones but I was quite pleased with it.
I used a gorgeous Tilda edge die for the stripes, then I added stickles to the curves before adding the ric-rak.
The wooden snowflakes and tree are from packs that you can buy, they come in little wooden trays that I am sure I will find a use for once all the embellishments have been used!
I have added stickles here and there on them...well it is Christmas.

Don't you just love this image, it is a stamp from and I love it. Emma used to dress her dog up like this when it was a puppy, poor dog used to hang it's head and my grandson used to say that poor Rolo (that's the dog) must have felt like hiding away in case another dog saw her.
I have used chalks, my favourite colouring medium for this image and then added some stickles here and there.

For my second card today.....

This is the side view to show you the effect of the snowflake trim on the front of the card. I used a Tim Holtz edge die and added stickles to the snowflakes and then a strip of pearl trimming that I bought from a trimming store we have here in Manchester called Arc Trimmings.
Unfortunately as you can see I have not finished the inside of the card yet, couldn't wait to get it on the blog.

This is a close-up of the front of the card, I used a sheet of beautiful 6x6 scrapbooking paper from, it already had snowflakes all over it and a wonderful prancing stag.
I added stickles all over to highlight various snowflakes and some glossy accents on the stag to help him to stand out and be really shiny and because I haven't used any other backing paper I wanted him to add to the texture of the card.
The snowflakes are a set of dies from, I have used some Tim Holtz distressing inks to add a slight colour to them before added stickles to make them sparkle.

This gorgeous little fairy is a stamp from, I used chalks to colour the image then added stickles here and there and when completely dry I cut her out as carefully as I could before sticking her using 3D glue to the card.

Thanks so much for looking and for leaving any comments, I have really enjoyed making these cards I hope you like them and did you notice not a flower in sight, now that's a change from me!

Love and hugs
Susan xxx