Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Ang's challenge - Make your own DP

Good morning and welcome to this weeks Totally Ladybug Tuesday :-)

This week the team have been challenged by Octobers Guest Designer Ang who asked us to make our own paper!

Seeing as my heat gun was out I decided to stamp and emboss my background and then rub distress inks over the embossed design to create my pattern.  Fortunately I had some snowflake stamps lurking and I set about stamping a random pattern before going a bit nuts with the inks.  With hindsight I wish I had gone over the paper with a quick splash of glimmer mist as well, but I'll have to save that for another day!!

Here's my finished card

I played with my sewing machine again (for those that asked before it's a Husvarna Viking) and found a cute little snowflake stitch and used a light silver thread which is a bit pale to be seen in the photo, but looks good IRL.  Some wide snowflake ribbon , some blue organza, a charm and a gorgeous multi-toned button finishes this card off.

Here's the paper before I put it all together

I used Snow Angel Nikki and Buttercup, coloured with copics with glamour dust to trim her clothes and diamond dust for the snow

White and Blue CS, Ribbons, Button and Charm from stash
Clear Embossing Powder, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans Distress Inks
Copics, Glamour Dust, Diamond Dust, Sewing Machine

Please check out what the other ladybugs have done by checking out their blogs which are all in the sidebar to the right, and don't forget from next week you can join in with our challenges - and there is still plenty of time for you to join in with the blog candy at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog, winner to be announced next week!!  Click here to go straight to the challenge blog

Hope you like it

Sue xx

P.S.  Please can I enter these challenges... thank you!!


Lisa Jane said...

wow Sue - love that background ... its full of gorjossity!!
Lisa ;)

Mary J said...

Great minds think alike - I chose Xmas papers too! But yours looks sooo much more professional than mine! Gorgeous card, Sue!

Helen Ann said...

that background paper is just gorgeous, stunning card
Hel x

Hayley @ said...

Gorgeous Sue!!!! My original plan was a Christmas image but I'm keeping that one for another challenge because I coudln't find what I needed!
Love the stitching - WOW!!!
A beautiful card and I love the image! xxx

Rusty said...

oH OH OH! this stamp is adorable not sure how I have missed this one!!! ... beautiful card and your papers are full of gorjosity!! xxx

pinky said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Sue, I absolutely love how you used your snowflake stamps!! Will have to get this stamp out for a play real soon.

Debbie said...

Oooh gorgeous card and love that super background. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Pad challenge this week. ;)
xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Kerry said...

I love the colours in your card Sue and your background paper is magnifilicious! I would LOVE to have your sewing machine but will have to settle for my little Janome :-( Those little snowflakes are perfect...who would have thought to make a sewing machine that could sew snowflakes?? The Joy charm finishes the card off nicely. xx

Gemma said...

wow sue this is really gorgeous! Thanks for taking the time to join in this weeks challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

theCook said...

Your snowflake paper is gorgeous! And I oh-so love that image... Beautiful card!

Pami said...

the background is perfect. I feel the urge to go and create some of my own after seeing all the DT cards this morning! Fabulous! Pami x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous I love how you have created your DP its lush!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT & Craft Your Passion this week! Good Luck! Hugs Shell xx

Whimsey said...

Oh my - a snowflake stitch? Amazing; love the embossed snowflakes and you've colored the image perfectly. So wintery and fresh; I love it! WHERE oh where did you get the JOY charm, way beyond cute?

*psychangel* said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Sue. I love it! Love your homemade backing paper! Lovely and glittery :o) Hugs, Ang x

ona_i_ja said...

Wow, Sue your christmas card is amazing!!! I love it!!! I love your colours, details and image.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time. Good Luck!
Hugs, Agnieszka

Julie said...

That background paper is so lovely that I don't think I would have wanted to cover it up with an image,even though it is a Karen H.Look alike. lol! Hope you're having a great week,Julie.x

Linby said...

What a gorgeous DP you made - shame to cover so much of it really! Love the card - JOY looks fab.

Claudine Poch said...

Gorgeous winter card! Love the colors and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.