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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink DT Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the Ladybug Crafts Ink first ever Blog Hop!!

You should have arrived here from Pinky's Blog, if not go back to the start at Kerry's blog.

The blog hop is to celebrate the first projects made by the new Design Team over at Ladybug Crafts Ink.   We have all been given the challenge of using the Mermaid Nikki image in any way we choose. I haven’t seen the other DT cards so are just as excited as you to see what they have come up with.

Here is my card.....


I decided that I wanted to keep this card elegant and uncluttered, well for me :-).  I had bubbles going through my mind when I made it and so I used some really unusual ribbon, I love this stuff -  it looks really organic, and a crystal/pearl swirl in shades of aqua, teal and crystal, although I did have to cut it about a bit to get it over the image which is on foam pads.


I've stamped Mermaid Nikki onto Neenah cardstock and coloured her with copics and cut her out on the cuttlebug.  I've used the same die and a Mesh embossing folder to sit behind the image, and chalked it all up with chalk eyes, I've added some stickles to Nikki's eyeshadow, collar and sleeves, and given her little crystal earrings too :-)  There's glossy accents on her shell and on all the bubbles.  That sounds horribly complicated but this card went together so easily!!

 Her tail has been stamped 8 times onto pearlescent vellum and layered up, leaving the edges slightly free, I've tried to show this in this photo, hope you can make it out!


Supplies:  Mermaid Nikki; Blue and White Bazzill Bling; Bo Bunny Sophie Stripe and Double Dot papers; Pearlescent vellum; deckled rectangles Nestabilities; Mesh embossing folder; Copics; Diamond and Turquoise Stickles; Momento Tuxedo Black; Ice Blue and Blue Lagoon Color Box Chalk Eyes; Ribbon; Prima Say it in Pearls/Crystals - Blue

There are 3 prizes to be won on the blog hop - one stamp for each prize from the Ladybug Crafts Ink collection.

So...... what do you have to do to win?.... It’s simple.......

1. Hopefully by now you will already have the blog hop banner on your side bar to promote the hop. If not grab it now! - As that is the first requirement.


2. You must visit each of the DT blogs in order and leave a comment on each of their posts.

3. At the end of the hop leave a comment on KERRY’s blog

4. There is a ladybug hidden somewhere on one of the DT blogs.... just email Lisa at...lisa.coe@btinternet.com and tell her where you found the ladybug. (teensy clue, it's bigger than you think it's gonna be!!)
3 winners will be chosen at random from 3 of the DT blogs.

The hop starts today and finishes on midnight Sunday 19th September. The winner will be announced on Kerry's blog on Tuesday 21st September.
Good luck and most of all have fun!

Your next step on the hop is Tams Blog
Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

51 comments:

pinky said...

Oh so gorgeous, love all the texture and glam!
Pinky

Kerry said...

I so love your card Sue! The colour is fab and your pearl/gem bubbles perfect. Thank you for your gorgeous card. xx

Kerry said...

I so love your card Sue! The colour is fab and your pearl/gem bubbles perfect. Thank you for your gorgeous card. xx

Rusty said...

She loved it so much she left 2 comments! LOL.

Beautiful card, I love everything xxx

Lisa Jane said...

What a beautiful card Sue - it really is elegant.. and i love that ribbon.. its just perfect. beautifully coloured Nikki and those bubbles... just fintastic!
Lisa ;)

Addams said...

Great card, love all the gems

Crafty Chris said...

wow love what you have done with yours gorgeous card.
Chris x

Pami said...

I agree with Pinky, very glam, beautiful. I love the gem bubbles. Beautiful card. Pami x

Mary J said...

Brilliant card, Sue! amazing swirls, really looks like the currents! And that background "lace" is just fantastic!

Suzy Q said...

I have to say i am VERY IMPRESSED with your lovely card, it looks very complicated and loads of work!! The tail looks amazing and I still have absolutely no idea how you did it!!! lol lol lol xx

theCook said...

I love all those pearl swirls, they look like bubbles in the sea! Beautiful!

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

wow!!! Sue, this card is GORGEOUS and Mermaid Nikki looks so glamorous, love her tail and you've put so much thought and work into her! :)
xx

Amanda R said...

LOVE the "bubbles", they just make your card so sparkly and appealing. That is a great idea and this is one of my favorites out of the blog hop.

Gail said...

Her tail is very unusual and distinctive.Lots of lovely detail.

Purpleali said...

Love the pearl swirls on this card - it looks like an underwater fountain!

Whimsey said...

So beautiful - LOVE the pearls & bling & colors & Nikki's fin/tail - so very cute!!!

Julye said...

Love that edging and what a fab teal card mine is now all packed up and re4ady to post. Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

Love your card and hoe you have used the CB folder too. Your mermaid looks magnificent, TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

Anita said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Wow, all those layers of vellum -- it turned out beautiful. Also love the swirl you used. That's perfect for a water scene.

dragonllew said...

Fab card love the bling

orit said...

love the card - the use of foam pads is unusal.

Scrappy Scatty said...

How very preety , love all the bling
xx

snailzpace said...

just beautiful.

Linby said...

love your card and that swirl is sooo lush. x

Alison said...

Lovely card. The swirls really help to create the effect xx

Helen-Ann said...

i love the gems down the side, reminds me of the bubbles you get on the seaweed, lovely card

Love crafts forever said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing at StampitCrazy. Hugs, Nataliya.

Fifi Folle said...

This is lovely, I love the swirl! x

Julie said...

I love those aqua swirls of pearls and bling,Stunning card! See you Saturday, Julie.x

Julie said...

Wow - I love those pearls and swirls! Brilliant!!!

Julie (elysia2003) xxx

gayle said...

You've captured the underwater/sea look brilliantly Sue. I love her tail-very effective use of the vellum. x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Karen said...

Wow! I can't believe how much texture and interest there is in your card Sue! It's beautiful!

StampitCrazy said...

Very cute Card, Thank you for playling along with stampitcrazy challenge, www.stampitcrazy.net

Barb & Dale

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love all the colorful bling!

Kelly said...

You're right this does sound like a lot of work especially the tail. It looks beautiful however, and the accents you have chosen are perfect. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing future creations.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet mermaid. I love the blue and all the bling. Pretty coloring and details! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light sparkle challenge this week!

Suzanne said...

A grogeous card. Lov ethe image the colours yo have chosen. Thansk for joining us at Crafty Catz x

A.J. said...

This is a great card, I love all of the bling. Thank you so much for joining in with our Girly and Glitter challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Suzi said...

Wonderful card, love the image and all that super sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the sparkly swirl.

Jennifer

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh loving your mermaid - GREAT SPARKLE!!! Thanks for playing in the ODBDSLC with us! Have a GREAT weekend!

Nancy said...

this is beyond cuteness...love all the sparklies....thanks for joining us this week at Stamp it Crazy...

Hugs
Nancy

Lindsey said...

Great card! Love the metalic tail and the pearls. That ribbon is to die for! Can I ask where it is from? I must have it. Must! must! must!
Fantabulous card, i love it!
Linds x

bunbun2 said...

gorgeous card, I love the swirls!

Lyndi said...

Love the pearls swirl, the bubbly ribbon and the layered vellum tail on this card - fantastic ideas

Lxx

Lyndi said...

Love the pearls swirl, the bubbly ribbon and the layered vellum tail on this card - fantastic ideas

Lxx

A New Crafter said...

An absolutely stunning version of the lovely mermaid stamp, the ribbon is perfect and the pearls, well, as I said, stunning!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

AMAZING work on this! LOVE the pearls and swirls and GREAT image! Thanks for playing along at STAMPIT CRAZY!

Lesley said...

Pretty card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and CYDA challenges xx

Annette said...

This card is simply stunning, love all the techniques Annette