Tuesday, 12 February 2013

In the Pink @ Ladybug Crafts Ink


Can you believe it's the second week of February already!  Where is the time going :-D

We're a poorly household at the moment - my small son has the flu and is feeling very sorry for himself.  Actually, I feel quite sorry for him too, he laid on the sofa all day yesterday, and was so unbelievably hot!  For a usually independent 5-year old he was wanting his mummy more than usual (that bit was quite cute really!), his legs didn't belong to him and he didn't want anything to eat, so I was passing him his drink with a straw, wiping his face with a damp flannel, and carrying him to the loo as the stairs wiped him out :-(.  Daddy is looking after him today - what's the betting I go home and the pair of them are still where I left them this morning??

I've done something nasty to a tendon in my big toe, OMG - ouch!!!  Maybe it's because I'm dosed up on painkillers that made me so calm yesterday!  All I did was bend down to put some washing in the machine and it kinda pinged :-(  It better sort itself out soon as we've got a black tie do at the end of the month, and I'm NOT wearing flats when I've got a gorgeous pair of heels bought specially (actually, two gorgeous pairs of heels, I couldn't decide which I preferred!!)

Anyway, enough of me moaning, onto today's card, which is for this weeks LCI Challenge as chosen by the lovely Laurie who wants to see your Pink plus One creations!

Now this challenge has been met with some headaches for the team, some of whom are complete pinkaphobes!  I'm not overly keen on pink as a dominant colour, but think it looks pretty good with white and these Teresa Collins papers are detailed enough to keep a bit of interest.

I've had these shaped cards in my stash for ages, and I've never been that happy with anything I've made with them, but I saw an easel card at a craft show a while back that used shaped cards, and decided to "lift" the idea.  I wish knew who to credit for the original idea, or even what stand it was on, I'm so sorry if it was you!  A bit of organza ribbon acts as a stopper for the easel, and I've added a metal embelishment with a pink epoxy dot in the middle.

I've used Tic-Tac Love and this image is available from Ladybug Crafts Ink - isn't it cool!  I've used it here for HB's valentines card, but I think it's great for anniversary's, engagement's or any other romantic occasion.  I decided to fussy cut it, and 3D the "missing" pieces onto the edges of the main image - in reality they are further away - my friend Lisa has used the same image but she wasn't naughty with the scissors like me!!  As always, I've coloured my image with copics - I love images like these as this one colours up really quickly (well, for me anyway, I usually fuss and it takes me AGES!!), and so are perfect for those "oops... I (nearly) forgot" moments!!

A Cheery Lynn die acts as a frame behind the image and a Marianne florish, flowers and pins finish my card off.  I don't think it's too pink for HB!

Please may I enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Kerry said...

Hmmm...popped your toe while bending thinks it's age girlfriend lol! What a fabulicious card...those TC pp's are gorgeous and love the organza ribbon with the metal embellie and epoxy dot xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love your pink card Sue, those papers are gorgeous (note to self - check them out!) and your flowers and ribbon are really lush. I love easel cards and I don't know why I hardly ever make them!
Good luck with the toe and your new shoes - rather you than me lol I was at a black tie do on saturday and I ache all over from 4 hours non stop on the dance floor!
Hugs Laurie xx

Gemma said...

Stunning card hun and sorry to hear you have a poorly household at the mo...hope you both get better asap!!
hugs and xxx

Melly Medina said...

LOL, love the name of your blog! Sorry to hear about your toe... Love the card though!:) Thanks for playing at Card Makin' Mamas!

MommyScraps said...

Hee hee... Me again... thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion too! :) STILL love the name of your blog! :)

Rusty said...

Gorgeous card, love your fussy cutting and think its a pretty card even if it is pink! haha! ... Hope your toe is better soon .... and even more so its better for those shoes! x

Mary J said...

How fab, Sue! I love how you used the pink doily and the flower arrangement!

MichelleZ said...

What a pretty card! Your coloring is fantastic! I saw it on the Make it Monday site and I'm glad that I did! Have a great day and I hope that you feel better soon! :)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wonderful easel card. I really love the image and all the details you have added.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Iva said...

Wonderful pink V card,Sue!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania!

brenda said...

A stunning valentines card Sue, thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Olga said...

This is a vey nice card! So tender! love the image. Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Alyce said...

oh no! i hope your family is feeling better soon :( it is terrible when everyone is under the weather! but you have made a gorgeous the theme and such pretty layers :)

Zenita Smith said...

Hope everyone is back to being healthy soon and you can wear those gorgeous heels!! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

Ani said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Card Mania! Good luck and hope you'll join us again with our next challenge! Hugs, Ani

Wendy L said...

This is a lovely pretty card and beautifully designed, thanks for playing at Love to Create. xxx

Lisa Jane said...

great minds think alike .. love the shabby chicness of your card
Lisa x

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us with Crafty Ribbons, good luck
hugs Anke

Sally said...

Wishing you all well soon....ouch that sounds painful :(
Love you card and the easel shape sets the image off perfectly.
Hugs Sally xxx

Susan said...

Beautiful card Sue - ribbon is gorgeous.
Hope your son is feeling better today.
Hugs xx

Laura said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons challenge, hope to see you again this fortnight with the theme 'button up!'

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen said...

Beautiful easel card and love all the details. That image is fun and love that bow. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven.

Shelley said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - love the pretty pinks and lush bow.
Thanks for playing along with us at AGOAC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

nnalorac said...

What a fab design Sue, love it, just gorgeous, Thanks for joining us over on Fashionista. Carolxx

Joann said...

Tic-Tac Love …..
I love your card and the colors you used. Hoping you all feel better soon. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Lori said...

What a lovely easel card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge. Good Luck

sandra carey said...

Beautiful Card Thanks for joining us this week at LTC Hugs Sandra DT XX

Jodi said...

How adorable!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning easel card - this is beautiful! :)

Love the colours and what a fantastic bow! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



Meihsia Liu said...

What a beautiful easel card. Love the romantic colors and pretty layout. Thank you for sharing at Make It Monday this week.... :)

alethea said...

This is the second time I've seen this image and I love it!!!Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx