Monday, 13 May 2013

A Joke for you

Good morning friends and welcome to another week! I hope this post finds you well.

This morning sees the start of a new challenge at  Lexi's Creations. Susan is challenging our 'little grey cells' this week (well mine at least!) as our new challenge is Black and White, plus one colour. This means that your creation has to be predominantly Black and White with a "splash" of one other colour. The DT girls have got some fab inspiration for you this week and if you need a little more help check out the regular DT girls' projects at this post, as we did this challenge last year!

Our sponsor for this challenge is our very own Lexi from Fairy Dust Crafts who will be letting our lucky winner choose 5 digital images from her store. Fairy Dust Crafts  is "Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. Here you can find all Lexi's Creations digital images...also available as clear rubber stamps plus other crafting goodies in store now!"

As usual, Lexi has let us all loose in the store again (thanks Lexi) and here is my project featuring one of her cute images:

My bookmark recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Black, which I cut to 18cm x 6cm
  • Design Paper - is Paper 1 and it's from a mini scrapping kit called Only You by Studio Basic Designs at Sweete Shoppe Designs. I thought this paper was quite apt as the background is newsprint! I imported the paper into the word processing programme on my computer, superimposed a text box on to it and then typed the joke "What's Black and White and Red all over?" I popped another text box at the bottom and made the writing upside down and small with the answer!
  • Image - This cute ladybird is called Baby Ladybug and it is by Lexi from Fairy Dust Crafts. I used my Spectrum Noir Pens in CR11 and True Black, plus my Silver Gel Pen to bring this little bug to life, before fussy cutting it .... don't look too closely as I think I need a better pair of scissors! 

I hope you'll come over to Lexi's Creations during the next 2 weeks and see what my talented team-mates and this week's Guest Designer Jackie have made using Black and White, plus one colour. Don't forget to  come back and share your creations with us! You've got until Saturday 25th May 2013 to link your projects up.

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

Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Helen x

PS: nearly forgot to tell you the answer to the joke, if you don't already know it  .... it's a book (or newspaper) because it's black typeface on white paper and it's read by people!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hi Helen wow love your bookmark, it's just perfect, love the ladybird and the little joke.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. fabulous bookmark and a perfect place for that old chestnut! Fabulous Helen - love it xx

  3. Fabulous design and love the pun Helen! Susan x

  4. Love your bookmark Helen and this is the cutest wee ladybug ever.
    Nicola -x-

  5. Hahaha, great book mark Helen.
    Love it.

  6. Super bookmark Helen. What a cute ladybird. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La this time.
    Dawn xx

  7. Great project. I love everything about it.
    From the Charisma Cardz DT:)
    Tabitha's Designs Blog
    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)v

  8. Fabulous creation, love your sweet image and sentiment, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  9. Fabulous Bookmark and so nice to see something different than a card
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  10. awww this is so sweet thanks for joining us at Ooh La La


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Helen x