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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 34 - Christmas in June, New Stamps and a Blog Hop!!!

Good morning!!

I know it's only June (or maybe July, depending on when you are reading this!!), but Christmas has come early at Ladybug Crafts Ink and the LCI Challenge blog!  Kerry has a new release of Christmas stamps and we are having a Blog Hop to celebrate, and there are oodles of chances to win, so why not grab yourself a cuppa and join in :-D

If you are already hopping you should have arrived from Michele's Blog, if not, then pop on back to Kerry's Blog and start from there.  I'm sure you have figured the rules of the hop by now (and us Ladybugs don't like rules so there aren't many!!)

a) Visit each of the DT members and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.
b)  leave a comment on the challenge blog stating which is your most favourite of the new images once you have finished the hop.
c) Display the blog hop banner below on your blog, either in a post or on your side bar.



All the blog hop winners will be picked at random and the top prize winner of the blog hop wins all 4 stamps in the new release and five runners up will win one stamp of their choice (from the new release!)  And all for leaving a teensy comment!!

The hop will close 12pm midday GMT on Monday 4th July and winners will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 5th July

Your next stop on the hop is Gaelle

Housework over, and onto this weeks challenge (you can win a prize and top three badge as normal!!) and this week it is the turn of Amanda to pick the theme, and she is obviously more organised than me because she has picked


I used Gotcha which features both Jack and Robyn, although I think Robyn seems to have the upper hand in the snowball stakes :-D


 And I used my new Marianne Creatables embossing/cutting folder - The space in the middle was MADE for this image!! and I couldn't help by blinging up the dots created by adding more than a touch of stickles!!



The snowflake is cut from another Marianne Die, and I finally figured out how to use thin dies to cut felt (pop the felt and the die between a folded sheet of plain paper!!) and used it to cut some Love In a Mist Felt also from LCI.  The blingy button is from the haberdashery department at John Lewis (OMG they had a gorgeous one that I so wanted for this card, but it was £8.50 per button!! I love making cards, but there was no way I was paying that for a button!!)  


All of that sits on some white suede ruffle ribbon, which is perfect for adding a bit more texture to your Christmas Cards. The papers are some Bo Bunny from the 2010 release.
And that's not all as the new release are available until the 5th July for the special price of £5.50 (£6.50 thereafter) which is a bargain for the stamp as each one comes with two sentiments (the one I used and "Gotcha!)  

I'd like to enter these challenges please!!
Have fun and I'm looking forward to seeing your festive creations :-), thanks for stopping by
Sue xx

39 comments:

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the punch work and all the sparkle.

Jo Street said...

This card is brilliant. I love the image and the embossing looks great.
Jo x

bora said...

What a funny card! You did a great background! Amazing work! :)

Valchen said...

Hey, I already get the Christmas feeling - the image, the background and the glittering effect - I just love them!

Amanda R said...

I just sat and stared at that background, you used it to its full potential I would say! And I will have to try the trick for the felt too! Lovely Sue!

Kerry said...

I wonder if Marianne knew she was creating a die especially for Snowball Fight lol. This is flantastic Sue...absolutely perfect! xx

theCook said...

That embossed and cut background is gorgeous! Love your card!

Donna said...

Fabulous card, love all the embossing with this gorgeous image. hugs Donna x

Tina said...

this made me laugh...such a cool image...reminds me of when i did that to my brother...love the papers and colors to

Tina

Whimsey said...

OH MY GOODNESS...shut the front door!!!

:D

That embossing folder is beyond divine for this image; amazing card; LOVE all the sparkle!!! Fabulous!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Julie said...

Fabulous! And what a perfect creditable for the image!!!! Brilliant! Julie x

Julie said...

Lol,should have read the spellcheck!!! Creatable not creditable!:)

Pami said...

£8.50 FOR ONE BUTTON!! Good grief!! I love the one you have used though, lots of bling love it! This image is fab and I love all your added extras, very Christmasy! Pami x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and great embossing, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow that embossing folder was made for that image!! its fabulous .. and the button is full of gorjssity!
Lisa x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the way you've combined that stamp with the embossing folder. A beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Susan said...

Amazing card - love the embossing folder....and can't believe one button could cost so much - who in the right mind would buy it ??? xx

Hazel said...

What a fun card. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 26 - hope to see you soon. x

fionalawlor said...

Such a cute card! Your colouring is fab :) And love the snowflake border punch.
Fiona L x

Anita said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love that die and the bling is perfect.

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Sue, but I'm still hyperventilating over the cost of that button!! Was it solid gold?????
Thank you for sharing your fabulous work with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Mary J said...

Wow, look at that die cut and embossing! Brilliant make Sue!!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

great card, love the die cut and super embossing!

StephC said...

Adorable! The image is too cute. Love the touch of felt for the snowflake. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Sew-Ink said...

This is adorable, love the image and I just love the cut outs you added! Thanks for sharing!

darling Ho said...

Cute card! Love the snow and the pretty snowflake punches.
Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~ SMC-DT, SC-DT

Gaynor said...

Wow another gorgeous card, IRL this one too, Gaynor x

Miria said...

Gorgeous card, Sue!Thank you for the chance, Miria xx

Tip Top said...

Love the snowflakes! and yes £8.50 is a bit too much for a button!!!

Chocolate Orange said...

Adore that image too lol.. Beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Christmas in June challenge.
Choccy x

Georgia said...

What a cute image. The card is so cute. Thanks for playing with us at sew many cards

Molecraft said...

£8.50 for a button, OMG! Fabulous card, great use of that die, it certainly was made for it!
Helen x

jules said...

wow gorgeous!! love the images!!
thanks for joining in this week at IDIC!

Lyndi said...

Love you card. That die is gorgoeus and I love this image.

So - who is going to pay £8.50 for a button :o/ was it made of gold???

Lxx

Babette said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the glitters on the snow.
Hugs,
Babette

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card. Susan xx

A New Crafter said...

Beautiful card and yes, the marianne creatables perfect for this snowy image..

Sarah said...

Stunning card Sue x