Monday, 9 July 2012

Give an "Inchie"

Good morning my fellow crafters and I hope you are well today.

The last fortnight has disappeared rather rapidly again, and there's a new new challenge starting today at Lexi's Creations. Our challenge for you this time is For a Friend.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Lexi from Fairy Dust Crafts who is offering our lucky winner 5 digital images from her store (you should pop over there and see the other goodies she has and, if you spend over £10.00 she offers free postage and packing too!). Lexi has, as usual, given us our free choice of image for this challenge. Here is the card I've made:



My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Dark Chocolate  cut and folded to a 10.5cm square card.
  • Backing Paper - is cream with a pearlised sheen to it. I got mine in a multi-pack of different papers and card.
  • Image - This gorgeous scene is called  Butterflies and it is one of the talented Lexi's (Fairy Dust Crafts) creations - pop over to Lexi's store by clicking on the link ... I can assure you that you won't be disappointed! After colouring in the image, I cut it into 9 inch squares, and then distressed the edges of these using brown chalk and a damp cotton bud. I deliberately keep my colour scheme muted and used my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Flower - GB3, GB4, GB5, CG4
    • Butterflies - CR11, GB5, EB7
    • Grass - CG1, CG2
    • Sky - Light Blue Chalk
    • Outline - BG1
  • Sentiment Tickets - from The Crafty Pad Designs. You can get Fabulous Friend  by clicking here. On the other ticket, I took the image into my word processing package. I then hid the original wording by covering it with a white text box and generated the Get Well Soon  message myself. I hope Debbie doesn't mind that I tweaked one of her tickets!

Head on over to Lexi's Creations and see what my creative team-mates have created For a Friend and then come back and share your creation with us! You've got until Saturday 21st July 2012 to link your cards up.

With a little help from the girls at Feline Playful I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Hugs, Helen x

17 comments:

  1. Hello Helen. Wow, this is so beautiful, and what a great design. I love it.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  2. Hi Helen this is a beautiful card the image is lovely, love the design and detail.

    Hugs Julie x

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  3. this is brilliant Helen - I just love what you've done with the image - and well done on being Joanna sheen site's pick of the day with your card from the crafty pad! You go girl xx

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  4. Hi Helen I just love how you have designed this card, its so clever and works well! Lovely choice of image to do it with too! Hugs Susan x

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  5. fabulous Helen, it looks so much like an actual window frame, just love it!
    hugs
    glenda

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  6. Thanks Hello, for leaving such a great note on the challenge blog! I do love your creation and how you used chalk to distress the edges. Thanks again for playing along with us at Chalk N Stock!
    Tammylee

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  7. Lovely creation, thank you for sharing it at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

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  8. Wow, Helen, this looks fab! Great image, too, love it!
    Hugs Jo x

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  9. Love the look with the inchies - you have inspired me to give this a try! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us for our "Friend" challenge at Aud Sentiments. Dee

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  10. What a super fun card! LOVE the inchies idea--the scene is perfect for this technique! :)

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  11. This is such a fun card, such an inspiration. Colours are great and I love that image. Thank you for all your hard work on the DT at Lexi's Creations.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

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  12. Oh, love the mosaic effect.

    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments for our Friend challenge.
    Hugs TC x

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  13. Wow, what a unique design!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionista this challenge,
    Rina Fashionista

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  14. Lovely card design. Thanks so much for joining the "Get Well" challenge at CHALK N STOCK!

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  15. A wonderful card. I love how you have cut the image up. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

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  16. What a beautiful card!!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr. arjette.

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  17. Gorgeous card Helen, such a lovely image :)
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    hugs Mandy xx

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Helen x