Sunday, 21 December 2014

NJB Cybele & Kaida DT Card - Challenge #34

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all ok and ready for Santa...that is, of course, if you've been nice and not norty!  :o)

We're all ready and so excited about our first Christmas on the island.  We were hoping to be able to go fossil hunting in the morning but the tide's wrong and we'd get wet so will find somewhere we've not been before for a nice walk...if it's not chucking down.

We had a fabulous fossil walk last Sunday.  There was only me, Jamie and another lady with Steve to lead us and we learned so much about the geology of Yaverland.  We didn't find a great deal but did come back with a whopper of a fossilised, ancient oyster AND I found the most beautiful ammonite imprint.  It was only small but absolutely perfect.  Unfortunately, it was in soft clay and it would have destroyed it to have brought it home so we left it there.  It's survived at least 65 million years and I didn't want to be the one to destroy it.  Steve passed the Jamie test so we're booked to go again on the 29th.  Can't wait.'s time for Challenge #34 over at Scribble and Scrap where, as always, it's Anything Goes!

There are two chances to win a £10 voucher (Random Drawn and Selected) so well worth joining in the fun.  All the information is on the blog.

And here's my card.

Not quite sure what I think of this one.  My mojo has deserted me and this was the best I could come up with so it'll have to do.  It's ok...just not 'me.'

I have used the following products available at Scribble and Scrap

Sweet Pea Stamps - Norma J Burnell - Fairy Tangles Cybele and Kaida Rubber Stamps
Flowers and Brads - Purples
First Edition - Love Letters - 8x8 Paper Pad

The matting card, gems, feathers and leaves are from my stash.

I used Spellbinders to cut the layers and easel base.  I have created a tutorial (using a different die but same method) here.

I have used the following Promarkers to colour the image:

Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Marine, Turquoise, Cool Aqua, Ice Grey 1, Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, Forest Green, Bright green, Lime Green, Pink Lobster, Tropical Orchid, Peony, Pineapple Crush, Daffodil Bloom and Eggnog.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

 Art by Miran  - Always Anything Goes

Creative Fingers - Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes

Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or.....

My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Not just cards - Always Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create - anything goes - optional

The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes

Don't forget to head to the challenge to see what the rest of the team has been doing!

Take care and happy crafting! 


  1. Oh wow this is so beautifully chic and colourful. The feathers is a lovely touch of class.
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  2. This is so beautiful Lexie. What is the rough size of your card? I am trying to workout the size the stamp comes up. Keep looking at this gorgeous range but I am not sure how small they come up for the delicate colouring.

    1. Hi Cathy. This stamp measures 2.75 x 3.75 inches. I use fine nibs on my Promarkers to colour them and have no problem. They're fabulous to colour...easier than they look.

  3. Stunning as always Lexie. I love this image she is fabulous. Wishing you and the Prof a Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.
    Linda xxx

  4. This is stunning Lexie. Love this image and your colouring is fabulous. Love to read of your fossil adventures.

  5. Hi Lexie, Another stunning creations.
    I would like to say a big thank you for all the fabulous comments you have left on my blog during 2014.
    Wishing you and Jamie a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    Hugs Janet xxx

  6. A gorgeous card and fabulous shape. The image is lovely and you've added just the right amount of fluff xx

  7. Fantastic card Lexie! I love the colours!
    Wishing You & Yours a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
    Dawn xx

  8. This looks fab. Have a great Christmas xx Jan

  9. Gorgeous stamp and your coloring is just stunning

  10. Hello Lexie, A fabulous card, loving the image and those beautiful colours. Your fossil hunting sounded interesting. I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.