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


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

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

    Hugs Julie x

  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

  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

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

  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!

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

    Hugs Ali x

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

  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

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

  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

  12. Oh, love the mosaic effect.

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

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

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

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

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

    gr. arjette.

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


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