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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Lexi's Creations Challenge #34 - Flowers

Hello hello!! :) Thanks for popping by today.

Congratulations to the Winner: #26 Gemma
and GDS: #28 Lorraine
of last fornights 'Bear' challenge. Get in touch with Lexi and she will sort all your prizes out. There were so many gorgeous entries, I loved looking at everyones creations.
The challenge this fortnight over at Lexi's Creations is FLOWERS! So you can go wild!! A flower stamp, a flower embellishment, flower-y patterned paper - just a few ideas for ya!! :) I can't wait to see what you create.

The prize up for grabs this week is from Ewe 2 Can Craft, they are offering up a beautiful selection of charms for the winner!



I have used the 'Roses' Digi from Fairy Dust Crafts, I have resized it to fit into the largest of the standard ovals nestie. I tried to make the wrapping look like old paper - I don't know how well I have managed that - but hey ho! LOL. I don't feel my ProMarker ability is coming along all that well - maybe with some more time and practice.. or so I keep telling myself.

The spotty green digi paper is from a free digi kit by C Stephens - she designs some gorgeous stuff. I got a few of her sets when I downloaded the free trial of Photoshop - but then the trial ran out and I didn't want to buy the real version - so I use the kits to make hybrid cards now. :)


I added some interest to the background cardstock with a little flower stamp from American Crafts stamped in SU! Crumb Cake ink and then highlighted with Rangers - Glossy Accents. Both the flowers and pearls are from Prima and the brown bakers twine is from The Ribbon Girl.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft, SU! Not Quite Navy
Patterned paper: C Stephens digi paper - Spotty Dotty Green
Digis: 'Roses' Digi - Lexi's Creations, Sentiment Ticket - Miss Cute Pie
Stamp: SU! Standard Wheel - Sandy Speckles, American Crafts - Sentiments stamp set
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper, Fiskars - Apron Lace border punch
Die: Standard Ovals Large
Misc: white gel pen, Ranger - Glossy Accents
Embellishments: Prima flowers - aqua, green, The Ribbon Girl - brown bakers twine

I hope this has given you an idea, head on over to Lexi's Creations now and show us your flowers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
× PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
× PaperPlay Challenges - Add Shine
× Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
× The Color Dare - CD97 - Marina Night Rock - I hope these colours are close enough.
× Creative Cottage Challenge - Fabulous Florals

Enjoy the rest of your day. xo

8 comments:

  1. Hi Lou, thank you for your lovelly comments on my blog and becoming a follower, I really apreciate it :) I love this card and that image is just lovelly and I think you have done a fab job colouring it in, very pretty. Lovelly colour combination :) xx

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  2. Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us on Paperplay this week.♥

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  3. This is just gorgeous! :) I love your crafty resolutions too!!
    So glad you joined us this week for Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge! We hope you'll join us again this week!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min

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  4. Lovely water-marked flowers and coloring on your flowers. Thanks being part of this week's PaperPlay Challenge.

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  5. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you will join us again soon!

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  6. Great layout and I love the twine. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

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  7. Lovin this! A while back I was looking for a birthday card for a friend's son. I had zero luck finding what I was looking for. I told a group of friends about this problem one night while we were having a few drinks. We proceeded to get smashed and make up a bunch of greeting cards we found funny. I had been writing down the cards we made up and the next morning I read them. Much to my surprise the cards were still funny even when sober.

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  8. What a lovely card - I am loving kraft at the mo !
    I love how you made the background and I think you've coloured that pretty digi really well x
    Thanks for joining in with our fabulous florals challenge at creative cottage this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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