Monday, 28 October 2013


Good morning friends and welcome to Monday. By the time this post goes live, I'll have been up for about 6 hours and will maybe have gone for an "early bird" swim too! The reason behind this? At the time of posting, eldest should be airbourne on her way west ... to New York City on a Geography Field Trip with school. We had to be at school at 4.45am - groans all round! Let's just hope that her flight doesn't get delayed.

Enough of the domestic notices! It's new challenge time at Lexi's Creations and this one is a great excuse to top up your "card boxes" as we'd like to see your creations for a Birthday Celebration.

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, using the current sketch at Bearly Mine Designs:

I'm sorry that this is a scan of my card - forgot to take a photo whilst it was daylight! Also, I've haven't put a sentiment on this card yet as I couldn't find one that said "One today" that I liked ... I shall have to keep looking on that front!

Anyway, my card recipe is follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White, which I cut scored and folded to make a 15cm square card
  • Design Papers - are from a kit called Patio Picnic by Summer at Summertime Designs
  • Image - this very surprised youngster is called Ellie Blowing Bubbles and she comes from the pen of Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts. Ellie was cut out using the second largest Framelits Scallop Squares Die before being brought to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens (I think some of my pens may be having a protest about not being used for a while as they don't seem to be blending very well!) in the following colours:
    • Ellie - CG1, CG2, CG3, PP5, PP6
    • Bow - DR1, DR2
    • Bubbles - EB1
    • Outline - CG1
  • Sentiment -  none yet, but it will be for a First Birthday which my twin nieces will be celebrating in December
  • Ribbon - white organdie with a Satin Trim from my stash
I hope you'll come over to Lexi's Creations and add to your stash of Birthday Celebration cards along with us and this week's Guest Designers Kate and Silvi - this challenge ends on Saturday 9/11/2013.

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

Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Helen x

PS: I'll bring more photo's later today, I hope!


  1. Gorgeous card Helen, lovely image.
    Poor you up so earning especially in the awful weather we have had.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. super card Helen and I hope your daughter got off on her trip okay - with all this weather it must have been a worry! Hugs Rachel x

  3. Such a cute card, love that ellie and great layout

  4. Such a sweet card Helen. I love your little heffalump.

  5. Hi Helen what a fab card! Hope your daughter got off ok with all this terrible weather. Susan x

  6. What a gorgeous card, so cute...Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  7. Beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Little Claire's this month and good luck :)
    hugs and xxx


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Helen x