Today is a VERY special day at Ladybug Crafts Ink as it is the first blogaversary since the challenge blog was started!!
To celebrate we have a whole host of fun for you to get involved with, with lots and lots of prizes along the way, so why not grab yourself a cuppa and get involved
First up we have a new release of Digi stamps - from the Love and Marriage Collection, and the DT have used the new images for their cards. The images are a steal at £1.75 each or £9 for all six!
We are having a blog hop to celebrate - if you are hopping already you should have arrived from the lovely Tams if not and you want to take part pop on back to the Challenge blog, and I'll see you again in a little while!!
If you are hopping, I'm sure you know all the rules by heart by now, but just in case
Display the blog hop badge somewhere on your blog, leaving a comment on each of the DT's blogs, and then heading on back to the challenge blog (your last stop after me!) to leave us a comment letting us know what your favourite image is
The prizes for the hop are all six images in the new release for the overall winner, and one image for 5 lucky runners up!!
But that's not your only chance to win, as some of the DT have raided their own stash and will be picking winners from the people who have commented on their personal blogs. Just as a little bit of temptation for you here's mine
I've included a length of gold satin ribbon, a Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink pad, and the rather lovely Lost and Found Christmas pad, which I believe is getting pretty impossible to find!!
And... as always there will be one winner and a top three picked from those who enter the challenge, which, naturally, is
I made two cards, so there are quite a lot of photos!
This one combines one of the new digis - The Bride and Groom with MME Lost and Found Portabello Road papers, the bottom panel has been overstamped and embossed with a Prima background stamp, MS border punch, Berrisford "Orchid" wide satin ribbon, lace, pins, WOC flowers, and some gems from my stash
I love this image, it's so sweet and I just love how I got his suit, my colouring almost looks professional!! There's just a touch of sparkle on her flowers, tiara and necklace. The sentiment is from the Baby Baby set which you can get here
I decorated the inside using some left over papers
Do you like it? I have to admit I was having a bit of a panic attack over the colour scheme, but I think it works OK now!!
Now I'm going to tell you that I had a complete nightmare with my second card, you see I had one of those really brilliant ideas, that when you do it you wonder what on earth you were thinking about! Seriously I emailed a pic of it to the boss lady and she thought it was hilarious - I'd had this brilliant idea to do something with some black feather things behind the image. But OMG, it looked like i'd stuck this lovely image to someones wig!! Or Cat!! Needless to say it all came apart pretty quickly (but not before Kerry had had a jolly good giggle at my expense!!
But in so doing I ripped one of the legs of the cake stand, and as I really liked how I'd coloured this image had to get a bit choppy with the scissors - so sorry!! Anyway, this image is called The Cake
I actually wanted this to be a CAS card, and let the image do the talking, and I think I got there in the end... and no actual cats (or wigs) were harmed in the process!
Please can I enter these challenges
Bride and Groom card
Sketch Saturday - Sketch (I flipped the sketch 90 degrees - hope that is OK!)
Before I go, as much as today is a celebration, it is bittersweet as it is the last LCI challenge for two of the DT - I shall miss you Mary and Amanda, your friendship has been incredible and I have been so inspired by your creations, and it has been a real honour to have worked alongside you.
Right, better go now before I get all over-emotional and have to do the hand flappy thing!! Hope you like my cards and the new images, and have fun entering the challenge and on the blog hop!!