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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 26 - Going Dotty

Good morning!!  Welcome to this weeks Totally Ladybug Tuesday aka Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge

This week it is the turn of the lovely Lisa to set the challenge, which is...

Going Dotty

Here's my take on the challenge


I've used some papers from the Like Father Like Son range by Fancy Pants Designs, which I know are quite masculine in design and colour, but I really like this card as it's pretty and feminine without being too girly girl... if that makes any kind of sense!!  And it's certainly dotty!!


I used Shopping Nikki (which you can get here) and coloured her with copics, and added some stickles to her bags and eyeshadow.  I wanted to sit her on my new Nestie, but the size I wanted to use was a bit too small, and the next size up was a bit too big... grrr don't you just hate it when that happens!!  So I ended up stamping her on Neenah, colouring her then cutting her out and used my nestie on Dotted Swiss Bazzill (more dots!!) to 3D her


I used the same dotted swiss CS to punch a border with a MS border punch then added some lovely Elephant Grey felt from Ladybug Crafts Ink (this stuff is gorgeous and you can get it here).  I sewed round my papers and the felt with my sewing machine.  I wrapped the panel with some dotty lace (more dots!!) and some pewter grosgrain ribbon, and added a pewter ribbon slider (I think this is a Making Memories, but I could be wrong, it's been in my stash for ages!!)  I then added some black diamond crystals to the punched border and slipped Nikki's panel underneath the ribbon and lace.  The same crystals are at the top right of the card, but they're hiding in the picture!!


I couldn't resist adding this gorgeous sentiment to this card - it seemed SOOOO appropriate - I got it at Ally Pally, just kicking myself I didn't get a few more!!  It is hung off a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener - Love these, they look like little door knobs!! - but I have secured it with a 3D pad to stop it wobbling!!  I've used an assortment of flowers with just a touch of stickles in the centre.


I used the bigger nestie on the inside, plus a sentiment from Sentimental Numbers set (available here)

That's it, hope you like it :-)


I'd like to enter my card into these challenges please

Simply Create - Rock the Metal (I'm hoping the ribbon slider and Hitch Fastener count!)


Right that's it from me, have a fabulous day.  If you have time, why not check out the rest of the DT's cards - there are links to all their blogs in the sidebar.

Looking forward to seeing all your


Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

32 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow so elegant and pretty - i love that image -she was my very first LCI stamp so has a special place in my heart..talking of hearts that sentiment is just fab too!
Lisa x

Rusty said...

Loving the not too girly girl card, love the colours and that layout is fab! beautiful x

Mary J said...

Fantastic, Sue! Love that layout and the flowers are just gorgeous!!

theCook said...

So, so elegant! Love the sentiment too...

pinky said...

Sue this is gorgeous, so elegant and grown up!!

Sue said...

oh WOW, this is stunning, beautiful papers colours and embellishments, well beautiful everything, i love it:)

thank you for joining us at MMCS

sue
xx

WeirdCat said...

Fab creation, love the glitter and the flowers, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Donna said...

Veautiful card, fab image and design! Thank you for joining in the Cupcake fun this week and good luck! :) Donna x

Donna said...

Stunning card, I love all your gorgeous papers and your image is coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous card Sue, the colours are gorgeous and I love how you have used the embellishments.
Thanks for sharing this with us at LIIU.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Julie said...

Now,I'm definately not a "blue" girl but these papers,even I could use them! I must say,this card is an absolute stunner,particularly like the die cut! perhaps we should hire a van between us for Saturday ;) See you there,Julie.x

Pami said...

Wow this is gorgeous Sue. Loving the paper and the layout is fab. Cool sentiment too! Hope your day has been good. Pami x

Amanda R said...

Love this Sue! I see what you mean about not being girly, it is a little more sophisticated than that but still feminine. Very nice!

Faye said...

What a lovely, lovely card. Thanks for playing at Cupcake and MMCS this week. x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Awww this is gorgeous and love those papers.
Diane :-) xx

Whimsey said...

Oh wow; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that nestie shape; that is unreal!

Beautiful job; love the colors!!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Sue. Shopping Nikki is one of my favorites. I love the blue dp and her outfit looks fabulous!

Heidi said...

Beautiful card- just wonderful. It would qualify for the ABC DT challenge to use flowers. I hope you would like to join us. There is a prize up for grabs!

http://abcdtchallenge.blogspot.com/

Heidi

...just Peggy said...

Great Card. Love the layers. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet this week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation, just loe the nestie shape & the image is fab....agree with ya hun its girlie without being to girlie!! lol

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Scrapaddict said...

Wow! The details are amazing. Love the sentiment and the hitch holder brilliant idea. Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

ike said...

This is such a super stunning creation. I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create.

Ike xx
SC DT

Poppit said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

Julie said...

How pretty! Thanks for joining us at SSD
Hugs,
Julie

Shirl said...

Such a gorgeous girlie card, I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Debbie said...

So cute ... thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

craftybunny said...

Fabulous card.Love the denim blues and the added flowers.Thanks for joining us at DDSB and Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Wendi said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous card love those papers and your embellishments
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

michele said...

fabulous card! thanks for joining us this week hugs x

gerslittlesnippets said...

Great card. Love all the detail you have put on. Thank you for entering the By the Cute and Girly Anything Goes challenge.

Susie said...

Fab card, love the image and pretty papers, and the heart sentiment is great! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

...just Peggy said...

I enjoyed your card. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.