Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 24 - Anything Goes

Good Morning!

This week at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge the theme is

Anything Goes

so, we'd love to see your birthday, Christmas, Easter, Get Well, Wedding, Anniversary, Kids and Grown ups cards and projects (and if your project isn't in this list, we'd love to see it too!!)

I decided to make an Easter Card, but went for less obvious colours, chosing a brown and blue colour scheme, but I think this card would work so well as a birthday or thinking of you card too!!  As I had my sewing machine to hand I stitched the edges of all the pannels with blue emboidery silk.

I decided to use Liquid Pearls on Daydreaming Ruby's wings, but now I'm not sure I did the right thing, and I kicked myself after I'd done it, and I'm still not sure it works as well as glitter, but hey ho, sometimes you just gotta try these things!!  I also have a tub of clear crackle paint to try out, maybe I'd like that result better?!

Oooh! and check out the lace and ribbon I've used that is available from Kerry's store here, I love texture on cards and this gorgeous lace and chocolate suede with a ruffled edge are such easy ways to add it to a card :-)  The metal flower embelishment was from Ally Pally and I dangled a butterfly charm off of it, attaching it to the card with a brad. 

Supplies: Daydreaming Ruby; Copics; Glossy Accents; Stickles; Liquid Pearls; Brown and Cream CS; Paper Salon Papers; Lace and Brown Faux Suede Ruffle Edge ribbon, LCI; Flowers, Gems; Charms, Brad from stash; Sewing Machine and thread; X cut border die.

I'd like to enter these challenges please:
2 Sisters Challenge - Bingo - I've used all 9!  (some are obvious, but a couple aren't as clear in the photp so - die cut and embossing - the scallop is a die cut and has been embossed, glitter - stickles on her shoes and hair slide, swirls - does the paper count? pastel colours - her dress)

That's quite a few isn't it!!  Hope that's OK :-)

Before I go, one bit of exciting news - next week sees the launch of some rather gorgeous new stamps and we are having a blog hop to celebrate!

I'm so looking forward to seeing all of your lovely projects this week, thanks for stopping by :-)

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is just gorgeous Sue.. i love he mint choc colours and those fabulous wings !
Thanks for joining in our challenge at MAWTT too
Lisa x

Mary J said...

STUNNING! Perfectly put together, Sue!!

Pami said...

ooooh, I just love this Sue, one of my favourites of yours I think. The colours are just wonderful, the layout and the charm and the ribbon... I could go on!! Pami x

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Sue. The papers are so pretty and beautifully embellished

Sheila said...

Sue, This is lovely - so nice to see Easter without yellow!! Lovley colour combo and the layout is fab. Love that iamge too so may have to pay that site a visit!! My card is going to be so tired now that I am better again!! Looking forward to seeing those new stamps too, Sheila:)X

theCook said...

Love the papers you used!

Amanda R said...

Love your card Sue and her glittery slippers are divine! Nice job with all the layers, I am layered impaired myself.

Lynda said...

Lovely card - Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Pami said...

Sorry hon, should have said thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week! Pami x

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, love all the embellishments and her gorgeous blue dress and wow to those wings!!

Anita said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Ruby looks beautiful and I love those perfect papers you used.

Claire said...

oooh gorgeous card Sue, beautiful colours and her wings look fab!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck with the DT call
Claire xx

Whimsey said...

Oh so beautiful; LOVE the color combo and Ruby's wings are gorgeous!!! Great layout; super sweet - inside and out! Love the lace and ribbon too!!

Diane's Card Designs said...

What a lovely colour combo I love blue and brown. Such a cute image you have used and the layout is fab.
Diane :-) xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

What a lovely colour combo I love blue and brown. Such a cute image you have used and the layout is fab.
Diane :-) xx

Lorraine said...

Really lovely. Super layout. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous - love your colour combo

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Fiona said...

beautiful card, beautiful papers and beautiful image...I used this sketch too...isn't it fabby?? Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Jane said...

Gorgeous card - love these papers and your colouring is gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane x

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely easter card thanks for joining Creative inspirations wednesday challenge

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Sue I love yor DP's and sweet image. Thank you for joining in my very first challenge at MAWTT this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Sharon Peele said...

You might not can draw, but you sure can creat cards !! wow beautiful job I love her wings!!
Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck!!

sari said...

Such a stunning card! Love the colors and the papers! Great layering too! The wings are lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful, fabulous colour theme and colouring,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 130 Stitching,,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Debs said...

wow! I love it, fantastic layout and gorgeous charm, lovin the adorable image too---thanks so much for sharing in our Easter Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Sorry this is a copy and Pasted comment but Shell from the Team is up on holiday with me so we are really busy. Thanks for joining in the Chocolate Challenge with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel and Shell xox

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love the colour scheme. And I think the liquid pearls work fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Bea said...

What a lovely card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter AND Creative Inspirations this time


Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Gorgeous card, the image is great and I love the stitching, it adds such a lovely detail ;) Thank you for joining us for our "stitched up" challenge at LIIU ;)

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.

LouDotMac said...

What a beautiful card - the patterned paper is delicious!
I love the image and what you've done with the wings.
All of the metal pieces are just perfect and the spray of flowers is yummy!
That sentiment is perfect to finish off the card!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Easter' challenge - good luck.

There is also a DT call until 27th April so get your entries in to Donna - see 'THIS' post for all the details.

xo Lou Mac.

louise said...

Gorgeous card and lots of yummy layers,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad this week!


Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

darling Ho said...

Beautiful work! Love the layers and the funny image.
Thanks for sharing it at 2SC this time. :) ~hugs~darling Ho~

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty:)
Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles and good luck
Anne x

laney said...

Super card!! I am loving those papers they are gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you again

Monique said...

What a Beautiful card...Love your sketch and all the pretty papers :)...Great work.. Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles this week :)

Debbie said...

Really lovely card, super sketch too. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamping. Debbiexx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

What a beautiful card. One of my favorite color combos too. I love shimmery wings.

Francesca said...

Absolutely Beautiful Creation

Thanks for joining us for our stitching challenge at secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!


Kerry said...

It's perfect Sue!! That pp is stunnalicious...must have some lol!!!!!!!! I really like the liquid's always good to try new things. I wonder what it would look like if you sprinkled a bit of glitter on while the LP was still there's something else to try lol. xx

Chrissie said...

Trendy card,thanks so much for joining in our Easter Wishes challenge this week at My Time to Craft!