Monday 18 March 2013

Mother's Day or Special Female Birthday at Lexi's Creations

Hi Susan here...

Today we start a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the challenge this time is a split one, you can choose which one you want to follow.
So here it is the theme is 'Mother's Day or Special Female Birthday', full details of the challenge are on the LC's challenge blog along with details of our sponsor and some amazing inspiration from my Design Team.

Now for my card....

For this card I wanted to make something special for a dear friend of mine. The backing papers were free off a magazine a while ago, but I really liked them and the texture of the paper, I won't use papers and embellishments that are not good quality and although these were free they were produced on good quality paper.
The pearls and the ribbon are from Arc Trading here in Manchester, it is like a wonderland for trimmings and craft items.

I have used one of my favourite digi images designed by Lexi Lee, and available from her store, Fairy Dust Crafts, she is called Molly with Lillies.
I have used chalks entirely to colour the image as this is my favourite method for colouring and shading.

This also is one of Lexi Lees Sentiments available from her store Fairy Dust Crafts, it is called Special Friend. I have used a die to cut the shape and coloured the edges with chalks, then I added stickles to the edges and a few pearls.

Thanks for looking and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Monday 4 March 2013

Easter at Lexi's Creations...

Hi Susan here...

Well hello everyone, it's been a while since I blogged, but I have still been creating, I lost my mojo for a while and oh boy it has been hard work getting it back, but here I am.
I have been making jewellery since Christmas and soon I will show you all just what I have produced.

Over at Lexi's Creations my challenge blog we are starting a new challenge today and the theme is 'Easter'. For full details of the challenge and for details of our sponsor please call across to Lexi's Creations and take a look at all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team. They truly are a talented lot and never let me down. They produce creations for all levels of skills and make everything seem so easy for every challenge.

Now on to my card....

I have used my own backing papers. I produced the main background by putting a harlequin stencil through my bigshot and then I used some Tim Holtz embossing inks to colour the embossed areas.
The small square was produced using promarkers and Tim Holtz distressing inks. The flower stamp is from Chocolate Baroque.
The lace I was given as a Christmas present from a friend. The ribbon is East of India I love this soft green coloured ribbon, such fabulous quality.
The crocheted flowers were a Christmas present from a friend, the covered buttons are from our stash.

I have used one of the cutest digi images that has been designed by Lexi Lee and available at Fairy Dust Crafts Store. It is called Lillie Under an Easter Egg. I used chalks to colour the image and then added Stickles to various parts of the finished card.

I hope you like this first card from me this year.
Thanks for looking and for your fabulous comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx