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Monday, 2 April 2012

Lexi's Creations - DT card - Focus on the sentiment

Morning, oh, it's lovely not having to rush round getting ready for school!
Although I bet in 2 weeks time I'll be up at the crack of dawn ready to push them out the door!
Can you believe it's April already??Did you get pranked yesterday? My darling Daughter decided to April Fool her brothers........she put food colouring in the milk!!!
So, today we have another challenge for you over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight the theme is 
Focus on the Sentiment.
 We have a new sponsor this time:
They are offering our winner a $15 gift certificate!!!
Here's some info about Cropstop:
If you're passionate about paper crafting Cropstop is your one-stop solution!
We offer a huge range of dies, embossing folders, inks, stamps and punches by all the popular manufacturers.
Our selection of embellishments and adhesives is continually expanding and we are excited to be the 
home of the colourful Ribbon Candy.

Don't forget you can make any project at all as long as it follows the challenge theme and you can enter
right up until April 14th! For some fantastic inspiration why not pop over to 
Lexi's Creations and see the rest of the fab teams' creations.
For my card, I went with my fav easel card...again lol.....but this time I used my Spellbinders dies!
I used the fab "Slugs & Snails" sentiment, available here. Just perfect....and so true lol!
Hope you can join us and you might just get to meet our newest DT ladies!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Jo x
Sentiment - Fairy dust crafts
Card blank - made with Spellbinders
Blue card - stash
Flourish - sizzix die
Pearls - stash
Flowers - stash of punches
Silver stork - no idea...been in my stash forever!
Teddy bear button - stash
anything goes at  Make it Monday
anything goes at  Party Time Tuesdays
no patterned paper at Whimsy Inspirations
challenge #41 at Southern Girls
baby theme at  Ditzy-craftymess
anything but square/rectangle at Fussy and fancy


  1. Hello Jo and good morning. This is so pretty and gorgeous colours too. Perfect to highlight that sentiment. Your design is just so eye-catching. I love it.
    Happy crafting and have a wonderful day.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Hi Jo

    Such a lovely easel card. Looks wonderful having the sentiment as the main focal point.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

  3. Hi Jo a gorgeous card I love the layout and colour very effective.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. Beautiful easel card Jo, I like the sentiment and that fab stork charm.
    Kevin xx

  5. This is Stunning Jo. LOVE the sentiment. Saw this on MIM. Loz

  6. Gorgeous design Jo, love the sentiment, super baby boy card. Seen it on MIM. Carolxx

  7. Wonderful sentiment to design around! Love the shades of soft blue, very pretty. So glad you joined us at CC&CC for our fancy folds challenge, come back again soon! Aloha.

  8. Hello Jo,

    that is a really stunning card. Everything is fantastic!



  9. jan, your easel card is beautiful and adorable at the same time. I was wondering what I could make using that sentiment, but passed as nothing came to mind! Your's is perfect!

  10. Wow Jo, this is wonderful. I love everything about it. Sentiment is adorable. joann sassy raggedy

  11. the colors! Thank you so much for linking up with MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning the second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  12. What a gorgeous card,love the image,I saw this over on

  13. Oh this is lovely Jo! Super sweet baby card, fab design :o) Lisa x

  14. Love that stork! Love the sentiment too, thanks for joining in with the Cardmadfairy, hope to see you again. Hugs Gillian.

  15. Perfect card to show the sentiment off to its best xx

  16. this is fab, love it

    Ali x

  17. What a gorgeous card for a new baby boy Jo. Love the giant flourish and your charms are fab xx

  18. Hi Jo, Thanks for calling by and so happy to have you on board, glad you liked what you saw :)
    I have to say you make brilliant creations, I love this, the colours are lovely and love the shape.
    Sounds like you have one Minxy little
    Hugs Mau xx, tell her I will be staying around to hear what she gets up to next xx

  19. wow Jo what a fantastic baby card, its fantastic use of the beautiful sentiment
    Mina xxx

  20. Sweet! I love your fresh sweet card Jo! Lovely way to frame the sentiment!

  21. I love that sentiment, used to say it my boys when they picked on their sister, gorgeous baby card, great shape.

    Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  22. Great take on an easel card for the arrival of a baby boy. Love the sentiment :-)

    Thanks for taking part in the Ditzy-Craftymessers Challange.

  23. so stunning.really gorgeous design and the sentiment is fab :D

    xx coops xx

  24. wow, this is lush, love the sentiment, thank you for playin with us at Ditzy-craftymess Challenge Blog

    Judie xx

  25. Aww what a fab design and layout Jo! I love the sentiment and the stork image!! it's perfect! it's a beautiful card.
    Hope you're having a good week!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  26. HA Love Rebecca's prank! Very good :)

    Gorgeous card, just beautiful Jo. Everything about it xx

  27. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week!

  28. Love your beautiful card Jo. Such lovely colours and a great shape too.
    Debbie x

  29. Very cute! Love the easel card style!

    I would like to invite you to enter your card in the new challenge at Great Impressions. The theme for April is Flowers.

    Here's the link if you would like to check it out:

  30. ahhh what a wonderful card, thank you for joining the Ditzy craftymess challenge xxx

  31. I love shaped easel cards. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  32. Stunning card hun...
    hugs and xxx

  33. This is gorgeous! I love the sentiment too. I saw your card on Make it Monday and had to come and see it for myself.

    Linda xxx

  34. aaah so cute, saw your creation on MIM x carol

  35. Such a cute card Jo, not sure my son would agree with the sentiment though lol! Thanks for having something to say to the Southern Girls,hope you join us again next time,Julie.x


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