Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 18 - Spring Colours

Good morning, and welcome to this weeks Totally Ladybug Challenge where it is my turn to pick the challenge (eek!!)

And I have chosen

Spring Colours

now I'm really hoping all my lovely blog followers will join in with this weeks challenge and make it a bumper week... yes, I mean those of you that tell me that you have read a post!, why not join in with some challenges this week?!?!  You don't have to use an LCI image to win or be in the top three, although the DT love seeing

Without further ado, here is my card - I went with yellows and fresh greens, and made it into an Easter card, but you can interpret the theme however you like as long as we can see Spring colours in there :-)

I started making this card on Fiday Night at the Scrapbook Sisters crop and so I need to say thank you to Gayle for lending me her circle dies (I so need to get myself some circles!!) and Jackie for coming to my aid then my lime green pen started giving up the ghost with the image half coloured!!  I couldn't resist continuing to tinker though once home and added a few more bits and pieces, LOL!!

I decided to go all out with the bling for this card - my last few challenge cards have been fairly easy on the sparkle but I hope this one makes up for it!!  I love Tulip Ruby, but then I probably am biased because I love Tulips, they and daffodils always meant to me that the warmer weather is on it's way!!

I've put stickles on Ruby's wings, on the butterflies on the scrolls and in the centre of the flowers and added Glossy Accents to her watering can and to the ladybug on the plant pot

CS etc - Green and Yellow Bazzill; Doodlebug Glittery paper,
Stamps - Tulip Ruby - Ladybug Crafts Ink; Paula Pascal Sentiment set
Other - Lime Green Ribbon; Green AB gems; Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers; Pin and Butterfly Charm from Scrapbook Sisters
Inks etc - Copics; Stickles; Glossy Accents; Tuxedo Black Momento; Cantaloupe Momento; Lime Green Chalk Eye; Antique Linen Distress Ink
Dies and Punches - Circle and Lacy Circle Nestabilities, X cut "Mavis" border Die; Sizzix Scroll; Woodware Circle Punch; Butterfly punch from Tesco
Looking forward to seeing your creations, thanks for stopping by!

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

wow Sue - i love the colours i this card .. they are gorgeous .. and the image is just perfect for this theme . Another one to add to my list lol
LOve the buterfly pin and the flourishes too
Lisa ;)

theCook said...

Now that's what I call spring!!! Beautiful card!

Kerry said...

I'm really loving the flourishes you put on your cards Sue! Green and yellow are so fresh together and it definitely feels like spring...especially with the cute butterflies. xx

Mary J said...

I luuurve your uber feminine card Sue! Your embellishing is perfect!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the green and yellow combo and Ruby looks fabulous. Love your flourishes and that ribbon is so gorgeous. I love that butterfly stick pin too ... so pretty!

Purple Crazy said...

a fabulous card, I love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. WendyR xx

Pami said...

Just gorgeous Sue, loving those colours, just so fresh and bright. Hmmm, I think I need that image now as well!! Thanks for a great challenge I think it has cheered all of us up! Pami x

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous Sue, it seems to have a real Irish feel to it with all the greens:) Great challenge theme this week;)

Whimsey said...

Beautiful card Sue; love the green, the glitter, the glossy accents on the can - such a delightful, springy card!

Hannapanna said...

This is adorable. Gorgeous colours and lovely details. Especially love the butterflies and cute image. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

Ginny said...

gorgeous, LOVE the colours, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Amanda R said...

I love this card! The colors are beautiful and the little butterfly on the end of your pin is adorable! Also like the glossy accents on the watering can and the glitter on the wings, such detail is lovely.

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for joining Creative inspirations this week

made by fifi said...

cute image- great card - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge this week x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, love the detail.

Thanks for joining us at AC.

Huggies Angel

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow Wow Wow! I LOVE those green butterflies! your card is gorgeous as well ;P Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad weekly challenge of Ribbon. Good luck in the draw to win that awesome prize! and I hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge The Navy Wife

Barbara said...

Wow, Sue, your card is gorgeous. Love the soft green color and all the flourishes. It makes me think that spring will soon come! (I am looking out the window at yet another snow storm!!) Hurry Spring...Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "ribbon" challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge. XX

Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Michelle said...

Hi Sue

Really pretty card!! I love the scollop circle and flourish. Also the added shine to the watering can and pot looks fantastic.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Jenni said...

Gorgeous, really reminds me of spring! Thanks so much for joining in with this month's Crafty Calendar challenge.
Jenni x