Tuesday, 19 October 2010

It's Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Hayley's Challenge... and some exciting news!!

Good Morning, and welcome to this weeks Totally Ladybug Tuesday!!

This week it was the turn of the lovely Hayley to set the challenge... well I say the lovely Hayley but I think this one had some of the DT in a bit of a fluster!!  (Me included!!)  Hayley asked up to use a cat or dog image, but then to do a shabby chic/vintage style

All I'm going to say is that normally I am a complete distressophobe, and I like my straight lines!!  I can't help it, it's how I am!!  However, last week I had an awful week at work which worked to my advantage as the papers took the full force of my frustration!! :-D.

Right enough of my blah blah blah, here's my card...

As you can see all the edges took a battering... at one point I feared for the safety of my beloved Tim Holtz scissors, but they stood up to the task magnificently.  I adore these MME Lost and Found papers and I knew I was going to use them for this card as soon as I saw them.  How I didn't know, so bought 2 of each in the range, just to make sure :-)

Here's a close up of the rather cute Cross-Eyed Buttercup - I've added red stickles to the bow on top of her head and glossy accents on her nose and to the Ladybug she is trying to look at :-)

As ever this card looks so much better IRL than my dodgy photography skills allow!!

Supplies -
Cross Eyed Buttercup, It's Only Words 1 both Ladybug Crafts Ink
MME Lost and Found Papers; Cream Bazzill; Buttons and Twine, Red Stickles; MS Lattice Arch Border Punch; Labels 4 Nesties; Copics; Glossy Accents

Soooo... onto the second part of this post...

Kerry and the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT have some fabulous news to share!!  After a few weeks of us challenging each other we'd love for you to be able to share in the fun!! 

From the 2nd of November the LCI challenges are open to all!!  Whoo hoo!!

To celebrate the launch of the challenge blog you can get your hands on some rather splendid blog candy (but you know how these things work, right, so we do need you to do a couple of little things for us in return!)

All you need to do is
a) display the Promo Banner above on your blog
b) become a follower of the New Challenge blog - click here to go to the challenge blog
c) leave their details with Mr Linky

easy peasy!!  I'm really looking forward to seeing you all for our first challenge... in the meantime please check out what the rest of the DT have done with Hayley's challenge - links to their blogs are in the sidebar to the right

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

oooh, nearly forgot!! I'd love to enter my card for


Pami said...

Hi Sue, I think the card looks great, I wouldn't have known where to start with that challenge! I really like the colours and the image is so cute! Pami x

Mary J said...

OMG, you've done a brilliant job, Sue! I struggled with this one too - we are very similar in style! Buttercup is amazing - I chose dogs too!!

theCook said...

Buttercup is too cute! This card made me smile!

Lisa Jane said...

I think you are cured of your phobia lol!!
Its Brilliant Sue.. those papers are perfect and Buttercup looks adorable
Lisa ;)

pinky said...

Pure perfection, you have aced this one Sue.

Helen Ann said...

Gorgeous card Sue, as ever, have to say I'm the same really not a fan of shabby/vintage style at all and would have had a complete panic too lol. That is my favourite stamp at the moment, and those buttons are sooooo cute (mental note - must buy twine) Hel x

ps tried to add the blog but it's invites only, guessing kerry will fix that when she posts (just got to remember to come back on later lol)

Kerry said...

Super card Sue...I love Crosseyed Buttercup! The papers really suit the task forced upon us lol. The buttons and border finish it off nicely :-D xx

funky farm scrapbook said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love those papers!! And how cute is Buttercup's bow!! She reminds me of Dorothy/The Wiazard of Oz with her sparkly ruby red bow!
Loving the distressed look and you've done the challenge very proud!!!! :)

Whimsey said...

Super cute card; just love the papers you've chosen with your image! And that bow? Oh my, too cute!!!

Anita said...

This is so adorable, Sue. I love that Buttercup image. Your papers are perfect and I love the buttons you've added.

Debbie said...

Lovely card and fabulous distressing, gives a great effect. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

xxDebbie the Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Rusty said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous card those papers are adorable!! I love it! xx

Susie said...

Fab card,love the image you used and the distressing looks great! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Pat said...

Super card, cute image. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Anonymous said...

Cute image and you did a great job on the distressing.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x