Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 35 - Summer Birthdays

I'm quite excited about this weeks Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink, because it is my turn to set the challenge... eek!!!  Well I say, this week's challenge, but the challenge will be going Monthly during the summer, before going back to weekly in September

As is usual, the knowledge that it was my challenge sent my mojo into hiding and I've been papershuffling all week, colouring images up, then putting them to one side and then picking them back up again... ho hum, at least I have a few images all coloured in and ready to go :-)

In the end I chose Cupcake Ruby and teamed her with a Lime Twist pad by My Minds Eye
Deep breath, here goes, hope you like it :-D

I'm not sure if you can see in the picture but I distressed all the edges of the paper and CS and then played around with the sewing machine and found this double - I think it makes the stitching pop much more than the normal single sort - let me know what you think!

I cut a shape with my nesties labels 5 (or is it 6!) and then embossed it and sanded it back (I was getting quite into the distressing at this point, although it did look it had been snowing on my workspace!!) to reveal the core, and mounted Ruby onto the panel.

Have you noticed, there's NO paper flowers on my card... but I couldn't give up the ribbon too, and used some lovely hat pins, with a little charm thingy to keep the pointy bits covered (I stuck it with a drop or two of glossy accents, fingers crossed it holds!!)

OK, OK, so there is a flower in there - if this metal embellie counts as such!  I've topped it off with an Epoxy Dot, and added to a banner style sentiment made from the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the It's Only Words 1 set

And the inside, nothing too fancy, but it still finishes the card off nicely :-D

So there you go... I might well be showcasing some more of the ones I coloured but changed my mind on over the next 4 weeks!

Thanks for stopping by, Sue xx


theCook said...

What a wonderful bow!

Mary J said...

So very very very pretty, Sue! Love your choice of papers and the insides! And that bow is full of gorgossity!!!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so pretty Sue.. gorgeous papers and that bow is delightful
Thnaks for joining us at BTC&G this month . and also thanks for all your help this week
Lisa x

Rusty said...

Such a pretty card mrs, it is gorgeous!! x

Sandy said...

Love that bow and the pins, and a fab image, lovely colours, I saw this on Make it Monday,

Whimsey said...

Oh I love the colors and that little metal flower just melts my heart - adorable. LOVE the big ribbon - gorgeous!

pinky said...

Didn't miss the flowers at all Sue, this is absolutely stunning. Love the pearls and pins.

Judie said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, so pretty and girly. Love the colors.
Saw your card over at Make it Monday and came to have a closer look.
Good luck


Julie said...

Great card Sue,loving all the embellies!!! Gorgeous! Have a great evening,Julie.x

Anita said...

This is so pretty Sue. Love the colors and the sheer bow and pearl pins are beautiful.

Amanda R said...

Great minds think alike cause I used the same image! Love the pins with the charm and the ribbon, always felt bad sticking pins on cards for someont to jab themselves on but this is a great idea!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card, love the bow and the pins, so pretty.Beautiful image, and lovely papers.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Shannah said...

Such a pretty girly card! I'm glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

The Crystal Elephant said...

Such a pretty card, Love the pins and the bow. I saw your link on MIM xx

Kerry said...

Great minds and all that Sue! I love the colours you've used and pp and that bow is fabulicious! xx

alicaz said...

Wonderful! Great stitching and I love the big bow!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Marilyn said...

Great card and such a sweet image and I love the sparkles. That is a fabulous bow!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.