Monday, 6 January 2014

Winter Wishes

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

Hello again friends!

It's new challenge time at Lexi's Creations and this one will ease you into the New Year gently as it is Anything Goes! Our sponsor this fortnight is Priyanka from My Heart Pieces and our lucky winner for this challenge will get to choose some of Priyanka's sweet digis!

The lovely Lexi has opened the 'doors' to Fairy Dust Crafts and allowed us in (thanks Lexi!), and here is my card for you featuring one of Lexi's gorgeous images:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card Base - is Centura Pearl Snow White with hint of Silver which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card
  • Design Papers - are from a kit called All Is Calm by Summer at Summertime Designs. My base layer
    is called Branches and Berries Paper, the next layer is called Blue Snowflake Paper and the top layer is Blue Brown Checkered Paper. I sized the papers using my word processing programme so that I was able to put a dark brown border around them to make a faux mat. Then I cut each layer out and mounted them onto each other. To add an extra bit of sparkle I highlighted all the visible red berries to make them a bit glossy and frosty by popping a blob of glue onto each one and then giving them a liberal dusting of White Glitter! You can just catch the glittery bits in the photo, and I think it makes the paper look like shop bought glittered papers.
  • Image - is called Kiri and she comes from the pen of Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts. This gorgeously glamourous girl was die cut using my second largest Framelits Fancy Labels die, before being brought to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Cra-T Chalks in the following colours before I gave all the "fur trims" a liberal coating of White Glitter:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, TB2, PP5
    • Hair - GB8, GB10
    • Parka - TB2, TB3, TN7
    • Jeans - TB5, TB6
    • Boots - TN7, TN8
    • Background - Craf-T Chalk in Light Blue which I dotted with a cotton bud/q-tip
  • Sentiment - is by Paulette at Create with TLC and this was a blog freebie in November 2013. I took this into my word processing package and recoloured it blue so it tied in with the rest of my card
  • Gems - from my stash

I hope you'll come over to Lexi's Creations and see the other wonderful creations by my teamies, our regular Guest Silvi and our Special Guest Designer Caroline. Don't forget to come back and show us your wonderful creations - remember it's Anything Goes! This challenge will end on Saturday 18th January 2014.

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

Whatever you're doing this week, have fun - if you're in the UK or in the weather affected parts of the US and Canada, please stay safe.

Catch you soon!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Beautiful. Love the blues and sparkly touches.
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  2. Hi Helen a gorgeous card, love the sparkle on the image and beautiful mats! Susan x

  3. Fun Winter card, Helen! Love all the sparkly trim! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Sketch challenge!

  4. Fab image. Love her sparkly accessories.

  5. Gorgeous card, love the colours you have picked for it :)
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Delicious Doodles
    Shelley (DD DT)

  6. Oh that is such a pretty card! what a cute image! Love it! thanks for joining us for Blue with Bling at Love to Create this week! mo x

  7. super card Helen - love that image - and so beautiful in blues! Big Hugs Rachel x

  8. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

  9. Lovely card Helen great to see you!
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  10. Beautiful card Helen, love the gorgeous colours and detail.
    Hugs Julie xxxx

  11. Super cute design and image! Thanks for joining Creative Knockouts Challenge!

  12. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

  13. Fabulous winter image and beautifully done in the blues & bling! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

    Jacki - LTC owner

  14. Lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  15. Lovely card! Awesome colored image, and design!
    Thank you for sharing your Blue w/Bling Winter project with us at Love to Create Challenges.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  16. Sweet winter card! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge xx


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Helen x