Monday, 1 October 2012

Give it up for Pink!

This is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my first post
I'm back again with another post that is later than it should have been ... sorry! It's time for a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and this time our challenge theme is Pink, as it's Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Our wonderful sponsor this time is Priyanka from My Heart Pieces. The prize that is up for grabs this week is 3 of Priyanka's lovely digital images. Pop over to her blog to check out her cute digis.

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:

I've gone back to a lovely CAS style, and I've used the current sketch at Annabelle Stamps Blog for my inspiration.

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Pastel Pink which is cut, scored and folded to around 10.5cm square.
  • Image - This beautiful floaty butterfly is called "Fairy Dust Butterfly" and it is just one of the gorgeous images to have come from the pen of  Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts. I set this image into an off-centre oval and then brought this butterfly to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Butterfly - PP1, PP3, PP4, PP5, IG2
    • Outline - IG1
    • Butterfly's Abdomen, Wing Ends and "Dust Trail" - Pink Glitter and Silver Gel Pen
    • Background - Chalk in Pale Pink
  • Sentiment - I used my Silver Gel Pen to write the words 'Faith ... Hope ... Courage' around the top of the oval
  • Gems - from my stash

Head on over to Lexi's Creations and see how Pink my talented team-mates and our awesome Guest Designer Mark have gone - don't forget to come back and share your creations with us for this worthy cause! You've got until Saturday 13th October 2012 to link your cards up.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

 That's it from me for today ... think I'm off to try and catch my tail! Thank goodness tomorrow is a new day, and I might get organised :o)

Hugs, Helen x


  1. this is just stunning Helen - love it! Hugs rachel xx

  2. Beautiful card.

  3. Beautiful card Helen, love the butterfly from FDC and have made several cards with it. Love your version using the CAS style. Delightful work!

  4. Very beautiful card. I love the butterfly, lovely. Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink and good luck in the draw.


  5. Thanks for the shout out. Love the butterflie and the cas always looks classy x

  6. Just a lovely card!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink!!!

  7. Just gorgeous Helen, love the butterfly and how you have done it. Really pretty CAS style x

  8. Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, hope to see more of your cards entered.

  9. Gorgeous Helen gorgeous butterfly and lovely detail.

    Hugs Julie x

  10. Such a pretty and gentle card! Lovely butterfly and beautiful details on your card! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

  11. Hiya Helen... Welcome to Cupcake! It's so nice to see you there and with a really pretty card. The butterfly is lovely. Good Luck! X

  12. I love your butterfly card, particularly the chalk effect and hand written sentiment.

  13. This is gorgeous Helen, I just love the CAS style.

  14. Love this CAS card. The way you have colored your butterfly is amazing. Love the sparkle effect!

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  15. This butterfly is stunning! Love the pop of glitter! Thank you so much for creating with us at Link Up For Pink!

  16. Nice and simple! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week!

  17. Wow that is such a beautiful simple little card, but has a definite WOW factor to it, absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you for your hard work on the design team at Lexi's Creations.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

  18. This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. So pretty and delicate looking! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenges this week!

  20. Simply beautiful! Love your gorgeous butterfly and the added sparkle!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  21. Love how you've used the sketch! Beautiful card!
    TFS with us this week :)

  22. Very elegant! Love the butterfly! Thank you for joining us and helping us spread awareness at link up for pink!

    Many blessings,

  23. Very pretty card! Gorgeous butterfly! ;o)

  24. This is really pretty! Love butterflies, so I naturally lean towards those types of images! :)
    Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time's Butterflies or Buttons challenge this week! Hope to see you back for next week's challenge! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C

  25. Oh how I love this butterfly image!! Your card turned out fantastic! Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink, you still have time to enter a few more cards! :)

  26. Gorgeous card, love the wonderful image
    Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen
    Kat xx


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Helen x