Monday, 12 November 2012

Thank you with flowers

This is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my first post

Hello again, crafty ones!

It's new challenge day at Lexi's Creations and this time Susan has set us the challenge of Thanks/Thanksgiving.  You could make a card using autumnal colours giving thanks for everything that has happened through the year, or you could make a card that say "Thanks" to someone.
Our sponsor for this fortnight's challenge is the lovely Lexi from Fairy Dust Crafts, who (as well as letting the DT loose in her store to choose images to showcase for this challenge) is offering our lucky winner 5 Digital Stamps from her store. Not only will you find the gorgeous digital images there, you'll also find rubber stamps and lots of other fabulous crafting goodies like Viva Decor, Promarkers, a variety of lace and ribbons, embellishments, flowers, charms etc. and all at fantastic prices ... now that's well worth a visit!
I have made a "Thank You" card and, without further ado, here it is:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - pre-made A6 card in cream
  • Design Papers - from a mini pack called Spring Jubilee by Pink Paislee which came as a cover freebie with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine earlier in the year.
  • Image - this gorgeous bouquet of flowers is called Roses and is by Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts. I have brought them to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Roses - PP3, PP4, PP5,
    • Seedheads - Silver Gel Pen
    • Foliage - BT2, BT4
    • Wrap - EB1, EB2
    • Ribbon - CR6, CR8
    • Outline - BT1
  • Sentiment - is by Paulette from Create with TLC and was one of the freebies on her blog in August this year. I have used my silver gel pen to make the sentiment sparkle a bit (if you click on the photo above to "supersize" it you can see this)
  • Paperclip - from the stationery pot on my computer desk

Head on over to Lexi's Creations and see how my talented teamies are saying Thanks or celebrating Thanksgiving.  Don't forget to come back and share your creations with us! You've got until Saturday 24th November 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great and crafty week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hello Helen. I love the design of your card. Lovely papers and it really highlights that gorgeous image.
    Take care.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. beautiful card Helen - love the image - perfect for a thankyou - love your colours too! Hugs rachel xx

  3. Hi Helen what beautiful card, love the layout and detail.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. What a perfect thank you card Helen! I love the soft colors and layout you've used. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in our Stationery Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  5. Fabulous Helen, love how you coloured the bouquet and cut it out and placed it at the center to dominate the card design. Wonderful work!

  6. Like your paper piecing. Enjoying my Guest Design Spot at Lexis Creations.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Lexis Creations

  7. Very pretty. Flowers are almost always appropriate for a thank you. Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog Challenge #10 - Thank You. We hope you will continue to join us. Good Luck on your entry ~ Patti CCCB DT

  8. Say it with flowers, wonderful for a thank you card. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month at The Crafter's Cafe.

  9. Wonderful project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

  10. Www.....Oooo.....Ww...... awesome Thank u card.............Thanks so much for joining in this month at our The Crafter's Cafe Challenge!!!!!
    The Crafter's Cafe DT

  11. Beautiful little card, perfect for our 'Office Supplies' challenge this week at LCI
    HUgs Laurie xx

  12. A wonderful card with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Angela CCCB DT

  13. I love this, very simple design but very elegant, and your bouquet really pops against that cream background.

    Lin xx

  14. How cute your sentiment looks with it's paperclip!, glad you shared it with the Ladybugs, Hugs,Julie.x

  15. Hi Helen what a gorgeous card, Love how you have used the flower bouquet image and the lovely layout! Hugs Susan x


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Helen x