Monday, 23 July 2012

Snow is falling, all around ..... !

Good Morning my crafty friends and welcome to a new challenge at Lexi's Creations. This fortnight our challenge is Christmas In July. Now I don't know about you but last year saw me making cards for my nearest and dearest at about 8pm on Christmas Eve (!!!!!!!!!!!) and this year I'm trying to be slightly more organised :o). So, I was really pleased when I saw this challenge title as it's forced me to have something done several months ahead of time!

Susan has lined up a new sponsor for this challenge and for this challenge we're welcoming Priyanka from My Heart Pieces. Here is a little bit about her:

Hi I am Priyanka from India, I am a student here.I want to welcome you in my wonder land My Heart Pieces. This art world is for me a wonder land, because what I can imagine I can give shape only here. Like fairy, vampire is not happen in real life. I greatly appreciate it that you give your valuable time to see my digis. I always try to keep an extra touch on my every images so they can make a place in your heart and can directly touch their heart who receive your hand made gifts. So come and enjoy. My store have an Challenge Blog and freebies every Monday.

Head over to Priyanka's blog to see her gorgeous line drawings.

The lovely Lexi has let the DT loose in her  on-line store again (thanks Lexi!) and this is the card I have made to show to you today:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White onto which I embossed the largest rosette shape from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats. Having cut this shape out, I then folded the card in half to make a wavy edged Rocker Card.
  • Design Paper - is called Snowflakes, and is part of a kit called "Winter Gifts" by Summer at Summertime Designs. I embossed the largest circle from the nest on my Ultimate Pro Board, cut this out and then fixed it to my base card.
  • Image - This gorgeous scene is called  "Merry Christmas" Santa Snowglobe and it is one of the talented Lexi's (Fairy Dust Crafts) creations - click the link to head over to Lexi's store and have a look at the lovely digi images she has there! To bring this enchanting image to life, I used my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Tree - CG1, CG2, CG4, TN7, TN8
    • Snow - EB1
    • Garlands - BP1, BP2
    • Bauble - BP6
    • Hat & Suit - BT1, BT2, BT4
    • Boots - True Black
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Stand - GB8, BGR1, Colourless Blender
    • Sky - Chalks in Light Blue, Turquoise and Royal Blue which I've blended to try and get the effect of the sky just after dusk.
    • Iridescent Embossing Powder - on the little stars in the sky and the big one on the tree. If you click on the photos to 'super-size' them you can just make out the embossing!
  • Charm - came in a package I won at the 2011 Holiday Open House at The Crafter's Cafe. It came with a loop of silver thread which I've just tied in a bow 

Head on over to Lexi's Creations and see what Christmas creations my creative team-mates have made, and then come back and share your creation with us! You've got until Saturday 4th August 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges, with a little bit of help from the girls at Feline Playful
Whatever you're doing this week, have fun!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hello Helen. I just adore this card. I love the shape and design, and that beautiful image too. You make the most amazing creations.
    Happy crafting and have a lovely day.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Hi Helen - this is lovely - really fab card! The colours and design are all fabtastic! Big hugs Rachel xx

  3. Hi Helen,
    I have a grand total of 2 Christmas cards made so far. I have plans for being organised, but I know I will end up doing what you did last year - making them the night before!
    This is a super cute card, I love the addition of the little candy cane.
    I hope you're well.

  4. Fantastic card and a great image, thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey xx

  5. Hi Helen love how you have used the Snow Globe your card is fab!! xx

  6. This is gorgeous, the colours look fab. Thanks for playing at Winter Wonderland. Hope you'll hop over and enter my candy.

  7. Oops just spotted you have entered my candy, so thanks.

  8. gorgeous use of the colors this week at the Winter Wonderland, a beautiful creation, thanks for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not joined Already in my celebrations

  9. Helen this is gorgeous, I love what you did with the snow globe, just a fabulous creation!

  10. What a lovely scene you created and a rocker card too - fab. thanks for sharing with us at Cardmadfairy.
    Lynn x

  11. Hi Helen I love the shape of your card and the pastel colours, the candy cane is so sweet.

    Hugs Julie x

  12. Oh this is so cute ..and i love the rocker design
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
    Lisa x

  13. Super cute Holiday card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  14. Helen this is such a beautiful card love the colours

    Thank you for joining us over on the Crafters Companion Blog challenge this month

    Pam x

  15. What a super creative card you have created! LOVE your image and your candy cane embellishment!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  16. This is pretty Helen, cute image and lovely soft oolours.

  17. What a gorgeous card! Love the shape and the image, too! The little candy cane is a fitting little detail!

  18. Adorable, what a lovely Christmas card, that candy cane charm is too cute and I adore the color scheme! Thanks so much for playing at LITTLE MISS MUFFET this time:)

  19. This is a great card Helen, love the Christmas in July theme. Thanks for joining us at LMMS for our circular card challenge! Deb

  20. Cute card, love the design. Thanks for joining our Christmas in July challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink.
    Hugs Sally xx

  21. What a sweet card Helen! Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

  22. I love everything about this gorgeous card Helen, from the shape to the fabulous image!
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

  23. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.


  24. Love this image you've used Helen, it's so very cute!
    TFS with us this week :)


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Helen x