Friday, 9 December 2011

Happy Birthday Kerry!


Today is a special day over at Ladybug Towers as it's head Ladybug Kerry's birthday today, and I made a card for her, although fingers crossed it has made it from bottom right of the UK to Scotland OK though the snow and high winds we have had over the last couple of days.  So sorry if it hasn't :-?

This is similar to tag cards I have done in the past, but this one is different images all over!  I have to say though I really do like distressing with ink pads these days, it is SO calming!!  And it really helps when you love all the stamps you are working with - links should be below if I've done it all correctly!

I used some of my new Stampendous Eiffel Tower stamps that I got at the Scrapbook Sisters Crop along with various Bo Bunny and Crafty Individuals stamps.  Various bits were embossed before I got busy with distress inks and then overstamped the background with more stamps.

Nikki was coloured with copics, glittered up and cut out, and popped onto some wired ribbon and lace.
  I've been wanting to do a flower like this for ages but not been able to get it right.  I figured out that I was not using enough layers!!  An old book had started to fall apart so helped it on it's way and cut 18 flowers out and spritzed them with assorted Tattered Angels mists and layered them up with a Making Memories brad from my stash.  I also spritzed some seam binding with the same mists - I'm getting to grips with my mists again and it is great for using to colour up plain seam binding which is SO versatile!!

So as I say, fingers crossed it arrived on time !!

Please may I enter these challenges


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow its gorgeous .. she cant help but love it . I love the background.. and that flower is fabuloso!! I need to make one !
I bet you card will be on that fleet of trucks she is expecting today
Lisa x

Hlora said...

wow! It is so nice and joyful! very beautiful card! The background papers are fantastic!! Love the style you colour the image! It is so gentle!

Mary J said...

How lovely Sue! Fabby flower!

I am sure Kerry loved her card - if she's got it yet! She might not have got mine either!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sue,love that flower, Kerry will love

Doreen said...

Oops.forgot to say.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this week,hope to see you

Josephine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhhh this is beautiful Sue, I love your flower. The Tim Holtz die is just perfect for making so many different beautiful flowers. Lee xx

Liza said...

Lovely work Sue and a fabulous flower. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Dorcas said...

THat tag is awesome, Sue and I really like that flower you made too.
I saw your project on MIM :)
ps) I have some "no strings attached" blog candy on my blog if you'd like to come by and visit. :)

DesignerDiva said...

This is just gorgeous Sue, the colours are beautiful Kerry will be delighted with it!
Hugs Laurie x

Joey said...

Sue this is beautiful, the background detail is amazing! love the flower too, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

darling Ho said...

This is so pretty! Love your vintage style. And the flower is so beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge.
~darling Ho~2SC-DT

Feebsy said...

Beautiful, I really like the detail on your tag.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Carol L said...

What a wonderfully detailed and awesome card tag! Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us!

Delphine said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Sue! Fantastic colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck! Delphine xx

Karen said...

How very lovely hun - I especially love that flower! Smiles.
Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
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Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous tag - the background is really striking. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week x

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous Sue, I am sure Kerry will love it and that flower was well worth the wait!

Jenni said...

Fabulous tag, love thesoft colours and your flower is lush! Thanks so much for playing along with the Crafty Cardmakers.
Jenni x

Ribbon Girl said...

Beautiful tag card - lov e the flower! and thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly, Mary G x

Carrie said...

wow... this is stunning!! Love the colours!! thanks for playing at inky impressions xx