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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - Spring is in the Air, New Release and a Blog Hop

Hello!!

Welcome to my first post in ohhhh... ages!!  Apologies for that but I have a stinking cold and just cannot stop sneezing - yuck!!  That and the streaming eyes have seriously set me behind on my crafting :-(

Never mind, no time for that as it's Tuesday and that means this weeks LCI challenge, which has been set by Lisa and she has chosen the theme of 

Spring is in the Air

but before I get to my card, there is a new release this week of the new collection - Floral Delights and we are having a blog hop to celebrate!!  I just love a good hop and there are prizes to be won as always - one lucky person will win all of the new release and 5 more will win 2 digis of their choice from the new collection

If you are already hopping, you should have arrived from the fabulous Laurie - aka Designer Diva, and you should have already collected 6 letters along the way, if you are lost and need to start over, then head on back to the challenge blog


Just for housekeeping you need to 
a) Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.
b) Note the letter from each of the DT's blogs and email the word these spell to us at lcichallengeblog@aol.com
c) Display the blog hop banner on your blog

Simples!!
Right, I think I've covered everything, onto my card



As you can see, my card isn't mega springy - BUT in my defence I wanted to do blue flowers, cos they along with yellows are always the first to arrive, and these MME papers and May Arts Ribbon were the best match for them.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!


These images are perfect for all those feminine birthdays, mothers day, get well, thank you's and all the other cards when flowers are perfect  - now I will admit I'm not a normlly flower girl, but I really like these images - they are just fab, slightly whimsical but not too sugary sweet (if that makes any kind of sense - if not just ignore me, LOL!!) - I coloured my image with copics, then added a bit of bling here and there before tucking my image behind a TH fence die cut - I wanted to give the impression that the wheelbarrow was behind the garden gate

Now before I go, have you got my letter? No?  Got it yet??  LOL :-D.  

Your next stop on the blog hop is the very talented Sally

That's it from me today - before I go please may I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

39 comments:

pinky said...

This is so sweet Sue, the colours and papers work so beautifully with the image. Hope you feel better soon.

Kerry said...

Wow Sue...the colours are fab...blue flowers are the new pink lol. Gorgeous pp...we had the same idea to use a fence :-D Love it ! xx

Julie said...

Bloomin Beautiful Sue ;~D .x

Mary J said...

Really beautiful Sue! The colour combo is fab!

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS Sue this is stunning! I love your image and how fab does it look in blue! Fab papers, fab design, fab colour combo and fab everything!
Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow I just love those gorgeous colours in your image and papers. The little fence is gorgeous too
Lisa x

Whimsey said...

So beautiful - those colors are just downright gorgeous! Soft and beautiful - love all the sparkle!

JaneCrafty said...

Wow that's a gorgeous card. Love these colour together! Jane xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Awww Sue this is a gorgeous image. The colours are so fresh and love the layout. Such beautiful backing papers and I must get one of those fence borders.
Diane xx

Pami said...

I love the blue colours Sue! Perfect combination with the brown, love the fence and the papers are lush! Hope you are feeling better soon hon. Oh and congratulations on your top 6 spot at Card Patterns yesterday!! Pami x

Jane said...

I love your colours, really different. Great card...really well thought out and lovely detail. I am so enjoying this hop!
Jane x

kyms kards said...

Wow lovely project and beautiful colours
Thanks for joining us at Robyn Fetish challenge this week
Kym DT

Catherine said...

Wow! I love the blues, they just pop off the page...

Faith A said...

Love the colour combo and that wheelbarrow behind the fence, a lovely card

Gemma said...

Such a stunning card, great colour combo & Dp's but your image is just fabulous & coloured beautifully too...

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Melanie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Anne said...

N for Nice Work.. love all the different patterned papers and the roses. the fence and the 3 little gems finish it off perfectly.. thanks for shairng..

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the gorgeous image and the colour combo looks fab. Great papers and fab layout.
Lyndsey xx

Christine said...

Nothing wrong with blues and browns for spring...It reminds you of blue skies and the brown soil with all those little buds growing! The colours compliment each other so well! I think the ladybug detail on the stamps is so cute :) you can never go wrong with a ladybug! I really like the flowers on your card, they are simply gorgeous! x

Rusty said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning, I love the papers and the colours you have used!!! Beautiful card x

Jannine said...

Love the card Sue,colours and layers are great xx

Ger said...

Love how you've layered those papers, the image is lovely with the blues and bling. Ger x.

Hannelie said...

Stunning!
Thank you for joining the fun at Robyns Fetish!
Hannelie

Karen said...

Ooooh ooooooh you used not only my favourite colour scheme but glitter too!!! I'm in card heaven here honey!! Smiles!
Gorgeous in every way - I truly love this!
Hugs & Happy Crafting!
Karen.xx

Hazel said...

I love the blues and browns, beautiful card. Hazel x

Valchen said...

Amazing - I love your spring card, I love the colours and the wonderful image!
Hugs,
Valentina

Lisa said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card! I love the colour combo and beautiful image.

Lisa x

karen said...

Gorgeous and I LOVE your design, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card, I just love the colours.
JO x

Sherry Gardner said...

I love what you did....love the paper piecing....love the color scheme....love the flowers....love the image....love love love the fence....I could go on....but I'm gushing....:)

mags said...

Gorgeous image and card. Love the colours and papers used.
Mags
x

luvmycards said...

Yummy -browns and blues together-makes me want to push the wheelbarrow out into the garden!

Sunshine said...

Wow, really beautiful card!! Love the flowers, the image and the fence!
Have a wonderful day!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful colours and I do think it is springy - especially as its so cold at the moment!

Amanda R said...

Sue this is wonderful! Love how you used the fence diecut and left it open in the center to expose the image, it looks wonderful!

Sally said...

Have a great day Sue. Sorry for the delay in commenting. Love the colours and layout with another fab image.
Have fun!
Hugs Sally xxx

brenda said...

Adorable Sue.

Thank you so much for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.

B x

Marianne said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Sue! Love everything about it, including the colour combo! The Ladybugs really outdid themselves this time.
The only thing I feel sorry about is that I now don't have a hope left to win this month's challenge over at Sir Stampelot. ;-)

pinky said...

You know I love it, so perfect for our challenge Sue. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky