Monday, 15 November 2010

Challenge #27 & DT call at Lexi's Creations

I used one of my new images for this one 'Merry Christmas' Santa Snowglobe for our challenge this week at 'Lexi's Creations'

The image is available at 'Fairy Dust Crafts' along with many more new images :D

I have to say even with everything that went wrong with this card! I had sooooo much fun making it

1st of all i used the letters & embellishments 'my paper world' rubber stamp and stamped it twice onto white card to create a backing paper which was when i noticed the ink was sticky when wet so i decided to coat it with glamour dust...i was so impressed with the turn out

Then, with being a tad giddy about being able to glitter the ink, i made another backing paper only this time i distressed a piece of card with light blue soft colour and sprinkled it with glamour dust aswell (yes i went a tad dust happy with this one but my carpet looks pretty now )

After i coloured my image with promarkers and added dust here n there and ice white pearl pen for the falling snow i wanted to stitch the image to the plain dusted paper yup...'i wanted to'...just the sewing machine didn't! Twice i stitched and unstitched until the edge was totally destroyed and i hd to cut it down and start over with the plain dusted powder then try stitching again (reminds me must get ian to look at machine) well it didnt work again and kept trying to rip up the card decided i wasnt removing the stitching again...pearl pens to the rescueeeee

did a surrounding frame over the stitching in light blue pearl pen and had bright idea to do Rozzy's idea of glittering the gel...went n tapped the excess off didnt i without letting it dry at all lol...gel everywhere! So i dabbed at it with my finger to give it an 'icing' look...nicely saved lol

Distress the edges of the plain dusted paper and stuck everything together..i made the flowers the same way as the plain paper and added ice white pearl pen to the centres and the bow? I found the most gorgeous ribbon when i was food shopping last weekend to only discover while i was making this card that it had wire in it lol which i was also super chuffed with as i love the look of a posed bow

I entered my card in the following challenges...

stamp challenges - use a digi

totally gorjuss - traditional christmas colours

crazy 4 challenges - christmas card or item

creative insp - anything christmassy/winter

crafty pad - christmas sparkle

fairytale - anything goes

ABC - h is for holidays

delightful sketches - glitter it up

thanks for checking out my card :D

hugs Lexi xxx


  1. what a sweet card, I love the little santa

    thanks for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



  2. Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
    Hugs Karla

  3. This is so sweet Lexi, gorgeous. Thanks for joining the challenge at creative inspirations.

  4. Absolutely beautiful Lexi & I love that ribbon :)

    Have a great week :)

  5. What a lovely card! I love the image and the colors! Thank you for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog! xx Bianca

  6. Your card is so sweet. I love the image.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

  7. Isn't it amazing that with all your "upsets" this card turned out just beautiful? Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Thanks also for joining us at The Crafty Pad.

  8. Oh Lexi this is beautiful! Love the bling, colors and layout! Thanks for sharing your Wintery/Christmassy chilly whilly creation at the Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight!! Good luck.

  9. What a lovely card! The color you used is pretty!
    Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    ~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

  10. Hi Lexi,

    sweet and lovely card, I love the ribbon and bow you have made.
    Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges,


  11. Oh, that is very pretty. Thank you for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  12. Very Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  13. Hey there! Gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along with The Crafty Pad this week! Hugz Sal x

  14. stunning card and so loving your bow.Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at abc challenge.

    hugs Clare x

  15. Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love all your design elements, you really put your heart into your work. And I love the "icing look", lol
    Thanks for playing at Stamp Something, hope to see you back next week!


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Hugs Lexi xxx