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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 30 - Make your own embellishments

Good morning!!  This week over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge itis week it is the turn of the lovely Anita to set the challenge and she would like you to


Now I had all sorts of ideas for this one, involving making charms with Fimo, but sicky kids put paid to that idea and I went for making my own flowers out of the lovely felt Kerry has in her store... I'll park the fimo idea for another time :-)


I used some lovely papers from the "Its All the Little Things" Fancy Pants pad and a sketch from a few weeks back.  And check me out - I paper pieced Shopping Nikki's bags (I never do this, but always admire it on other peoples cards!)  The picture hasn't picked it out at all well but I also felt pieced one of the bags with a scrap of felt left over from the flowers.

I love this Marianne Die, and just added some caramel chalk eye round the edge to blend it in with the papers.  I also stitched round the edges of all the papers with brown machine embroidery floss.  Oooh and the lace is gorgeous on it's own, but this one has a strip of velvet ribbon along the middle, how lush is that!!


In the centre of the flowers are little gems I picked up off the table from a wedding we went to  recently.  Honestly you wouldn't believe the number of children I had to fight off to get them - in the end I popped them in my clutch bag as they were in danger of being snaffled off the table, by a little love while I went to the buffet :-D.  Tusk, kids today :-)

I'm really looking to seeing all the fabulous embellishments you come up with for this challenge - if you have time, why not check out what the rest of the DT have come up with?  Links to all their blogs are on the sidebar

Thanks for looking (and reading... honestly I'm not that horrible to small children!!)

More tomorrow!!

Sue xx

P.S.  Please can I enter these challenges - thank you :-)

19 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous colours Sue .. and i love the paper piecing .. and those gorgeous flowers
Lisa x

theCook said...

Love the color!

Kerry said...

Can't believe you're brawling at weddings to get some stash Sue lol! I haven't seen that pp so will check it out...looks yummy. The lace looks gorgeous as does Shopping Nikki. xx

pinky said...

Now there's something I never knew about you lol but at least you won! Love this gorgeous card Sue, the felt is just amazing.

Whimsey said...

So cute; love the monochromatic theme. Beautiful flowers; LOVE the nestie - or whatever it is that Nikki is standing in; so elegant!

Rusty said...

LOL I can just picture you fighting with the children to get the pretty gems!! haha! Love your card, beautiful clours xxx

Mary J said...

So beautiful honey! I adore the shades of brown and cream - just brilliant! Flabby flowers of course!

Pami said...

Gorgeous Sue, I just love the paper pieced bags and gorgeous flowers! I love that lace ribbon! Pami x

Deirdre said...

Wow, they are fab. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Julie said...

You were doing the parent a favour Sue,saving them being put at risk of a choking incident! Just love these felt flowers,they look amazing! Julie.x

Debs said...

Lovely card, great colours , thanks for joining us at TPS this week
Hugs

Amanda R said...

Well, we didn't have to bail you out of jail for abusing children so it must not have been too bad! Great card and I love the paper piecing, always makes everything seem so intricate.

Anita said...

Beautiful card Sue. That one of my fave Nikki images and she looks lovely. Very pretty felt flowers too. Thanks for making such a gorgeous card for this challenge :)

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, fab card, love the embellishments!

Di said...

Fabulous card love the die and those flowers are just brill!
Thanks for joining colour create
Hugs Di xxx

Sharon said...

What a great image Sue - you've got to love a girl who knows how to shop! Your card looks wonderful.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create!

Sharon x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
Hugs Judith

Anita said...

Gorgeous work! That die cut is breathtaking, and those flowers are pretty fab too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Lelia Pierce said...

I do so love the flowers you made! They are gorgeous! :O) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anita Be Stampin Challenges!

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