Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 32 - Number Crazy!

Good morning!!

Can you believe we are halfway through June already!!  Not that you would have known it from the weather last weekend, I got so chilly and was so desparate to get the washing dried I turned the heating on, and that shouldn't be allowed in June!!

Anyway, enough of my prattling on, being all British and moaning about the weather :-)

This week over at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge it it the turn of the lovely Tams, and she would like to see

somewhere on your card or project.  It can either be the main focus or as an accent, as I chose to do.

Birthday's, Anniversary's and more... and it doesn't have to be a special one... if you want to make a happy 47th Birthday card, go ahead!!

Anyway, I made a card for a colleague who has just turned 50, I'm a teensy bit late, but I think she'll forgive me!!

I decided to colour up Winestool Nikki as she hasn't been inked up in a while, then teamed her with a really elegant paper by The Paper Company "Secret Garden Showers of Flowers"

I stamped a panel with a text stamp and embossed it with holographic embossing powder, and embossed another panel of the "Love Potion" Bazzill that I have used throughout with my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and stitched round all of the panels with some lavender thread.  I tied an oversized bow with some Orchid Berrisfords ribbon.

I've used a selection of flowers and cut Nikki out with my Marianne Creatables die,  I've added stickles to Nikki's dress and shoes, and made "50 Today" using the really versatile Sentimental Numbers, and distressed the panels with some old inkpads I found in my drawer.

I kept the inside simple, and used the It's Only Words Sentiment set

 I'd like to enter these challenges please!!

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to seeing your projects

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous colours Sue and that Bow is stunnaliscious!
I think she will forgive you when you give her this megamazing card
Lisa x

pinky said...

Wow its totally gorgeous Sue, love that great big bow, really sets the whole card off and the colours are so gorgeous.

Mary J said...

WOW!! Such a sexy card and lovin' that huge bow!!

Rusty said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant, I am loving these bows!! xxx

Amanda R said...

Love the glittery dress and that ribbon is divine! I like the way you did the inside too, I need to do that more.

gayle said...

Great card Sue. Love the bow and the colours are scrummy.Sorry for the lack of blog comments but I'm having a problem with my blogger. Can't seem to comment at all on Julies. x

Whimsey said...

Oh wow; those colors are so rich - LOVE that ribbon! Love Nikki's sparkle - flabulous!!!

Dazie said...

Beautiful and I love the layers

Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away challenge.

Julie said...

Scrummy Sue,I love that blinging dress!!!! Have a great evening,Julie.x

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. Love the lush colour, al the pretty detail too.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Anita said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love all the sparkle on Nikki's dress and that ribbon is absolutely gorgeous!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

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


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous and very sassy. Thank you for joining us at CYDA.


Vee said...

This is just fabulous. Love the colours and the girly image. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Vee xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous image and fabulosu card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

alicaz said...

Very cool! Love all the blues and the ribbon is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope you'll play with us again soon!

Alica ;)

Kerry said...

You really are the queen when it comes to Winestool Nikki Sue...again another gorgeous card. Love the rich colours you've used xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and layout. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Monochrome challenge, good luck x

ChickieChirps said...

What a beautiful elegant card! I love the colours you have used and that lovely rich ribbon!

Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet numbers challenge!