Monday, 29 April 2013

Sshhhhhh ... it's a secret!

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

Good morning friends and I hope you are well.

This morning sees the start of the new fortnight's challenge at  Lexi's Creations. This one's nice and simple as  Susan is simply asking us to celebrate a Happy Birthday. No excuses for not coming over and joining us this week!

This week's sponsor is Priyanka from My Heart Pieces who is offering a prize of 3 digis to our lucky winner and the lovely Lexi from  Fairy Dust Crafts has kindly allowed the DT their choice of image from her store.

I've added another new fold to my armoury this week, and here is my card featuring one of Lexi's really lovely sentiments:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from 2 sheets of 120gsm card in Cream which was cut, scored and folded to make a Lever Card following this tutorial at SplitCoast Stampers.
  • Design Papers - are both from a pack called Fabrications by Teresa Collins which was a freebie in this month's Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. I've used the papers in olive green and red, both with a damask style pattern on them, which lend a vintage style to the card.
  • Image - this beautiful girl is called Ragdoll Sweetheart Tssss and she was a freebie from Olga at Little Blue Button Stamps earlier this month. I've brought this cutie to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Flesh - FS1, FS2
    • Hair - GB8, GB10
    • Dress - GB3, GB4, GB5
    • Cupcake - EB1, CR11, DG3, Silver Gel Pen
    • Hat - CR11, DG3 Silver Gel Pen
    • Outline - BT1
    • Edge Distressing - Chalk in Light Brown
  • Pearls - from my stash
  • Sentiment - this beautiful swirly sentiment (also evocative of a by-gone era) is by Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts. I also distressed the edge of this in the same Light Brown Chalk.

I hope you'll come over to Lexi's Creations and see how my talented teamies and this week's Guest Designer are saying Happy Birthday and then come back and share your creations with us! You've got until Saturday 11th May 2013 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (with a little help from the girls at Feline Playful - thanks!):

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Beautiful card Helen, love the design and image the colours are lovely.

    Hugs Julie xx

  2. fab card Helen and I adore those papers too xx

  3. Lovely card Helen, beautifully coloured and very elegant papers! Hugs Susan x

  4. Beautiful card, Helen. Love the papers you used, the shape of the card and the image too.
    Michaela xx

  5. Fabulous......gorgeous papers!
    Hugs Jo x

  6. Thanks for directing us to that tut. You made this card look so wonderful, can't wait to try it. Your DP & coloring is spot on! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  7. Fabulous card love all the element. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  8. Very pretty indeed. tfs. the link to the tut. Thank you Helen for playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge this week.
    Regards Florence.

  9. Great card. Love the card fold. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES
    Loretta, CDAC-DT

  10. Fabulous, love your choice of image and the 'lever' technique is fascinating, thanks for sharing. Wonderful card.

  11. Love the card fold. Very clever. The image is adorable and I love the colors. Thanks for joining us over at Digi Darla this week. Good Luck!

    Emily T DD DT

  12. Gorgeous vintage card helen, love the colours and papers and fab image. Thanks for joining us over at Fashionista. Carolxx

  13. Loving your description, another fold to your armoury!

    Fabulous papers, and a cute image. I just went over to look at the tutorial and I bet this looked amazing opened out!

    Sorry I haven't been by in so long, but I have thoroughly enjoyed a little catch up on your blog.

    Lin xx


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Helen x