Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ladybug Crafts Ink - New Release, Blog Hop and Add A Number


This fortnight's challenge at LCI  is yet another special one as we are celebrating another new release... I know how does Kerry do it... four weeks ago we had the released of the uber trendy Killer Heels digi's collection, two weeks ago there were the oh-so-usable Love and Billy Bear images, and this week sees the launch of the Through the Ages images!!

Hopefully you are blog hopping with us already and should have come from the super talented Rose, who is joining us this fortnight as a GD :-D, if not why not head back to the start here as there are prizes to be won!!

The name first out of the hat after the closing date can chose any 6 images from the 20 (yes you read that right...20!!!) images from the new release and a further 5 runners up, can pick any three!!  If you can't wait that long, head over to the store where you can buy the images for £1.75 each

As there are often special birthdays and anniversary's that us cardmakers find ourselves needing a suitable image for, this new range totally fulfils all possible options (although if I'm honest if a couple reach their 70th wedding anniversary that is quite something, so maybe this image is more usable for birthdays!!)

Taking the age of the potential recpient into account I went for a more subtle colour scheme and papers than I would for someone younger - not that I'm saying that older people aren't trendy... my mum is 77 and still challenges me for who has the more trendy (and high!!) shoes... I win only on the basis that she's now of the age of the comfy shoe most of the time, killer heels for special occasions only, where as I go for fabulous all the time... and my feet know it!!  Anyway, I digress!!


I coloured my image with copics and added glossy accents to the champagne glass, and glamour dust to the bubbles, centre of the rose and to the bunting.  I used one of my old sketches (WHY can I not find a copy on my computer!!!), some MME papers from my stash and stitched all the panels using gold thread, and added some cream lace and some satin ribbon and pins to finish my card of.  Love how these papers work so well with Kraft c/s!


Hope you like it!  Your next stop on the blog hop is the uber-talented Susan

Before I go, please can I enter these challenges


DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Sue, love all the layers and stitching (mine won't go straight lol) and your colour scheme is so pretty.
Big up to your 77 year old mum in killer heels - I can't imagine my poor old mum teetering around in stilettos!
Hugs Laurie xx

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous.

Highland Handmade said...

Ooooh this is gorgeous Sue, love the papers you have used ... I am not one for heels at all!! x

Kerry said...

Well I thought it WAS a birthday card Sue...that shows you how much I know. I think anyone who survives to their 70th anniversary deserves a medal lol. I do LOVE the colors and have had the privilege of seeing it IRL and it's just gorgeous :-D xx

RoseC said...

Oh, Sue . . . your beautifully colored 70+ image looks fabulous on this wonderfully layered and embellished card! So special for a 70th celebration! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

CraftyGirl said...

Wow the 70 is so cute and your colors on your cards are really lovely.



Lisa Jane said...

wonderful pastel colours .. so pretty . And i know a couple who celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary lol... so it is possible !
Lisa x

Whimsey said...

Beautiful - LOVE all the layers; great colors!! Very pretty!

Sandra H said...

Hello Sue, Oh my goodness what a fab card to receive on your 70th birthday you have coloured your image beautifully and lovely layout and beautiful embellis x

Jane said...

Hi Sue what lovely colours you used for your card. I love the ribbon too, x

Julie said...

Scrumalicious Sue! Loving how you've used your layers, super Envy from
Me ;) can't do pattern layers but how fab they look!!!! X

Sally said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love your choice of colours and all the different papers complement the image. Love the bow with the pins too.
Hugs Sally xxx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful image and love the layout. Your ribbons always look stunning and the pearl pins finish it off beautifully.
Diane xx

CraftyGirl said...

Your card is lovely and spot on for our challenge. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!


Link Up For Pink DT

Sheila H said...

Nice colors and coloring highlight your pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Stop by again soon, please!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really pretty, Sue. Thanks for stopping by to share with us this week!
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purplecinn said...

Saw this on MIM and loved the colours so came by for a closer look :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card.

greetings karin

Jenn Bedient said...

Lovely card! The image and colors are fantastic and I love your layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a great day!

- Jenn

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sandra said...

I love love your attitude on growing old, not to mention this beautiful take on it as well.
The image is awesome as is the entire package. Love all the layers, beautiful ribbon and pins. Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD

Susan said...

Beautiful colours Sue - and gorgeous how you've layered it.
I'm afraid I'm more for comfort these days - cant believe some of the heels I have worn in the past.


Wendy Fraser said...

So pretty, fab image and I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Guylaine Seyer said...

very cute and soft card. love the overall look
thanks for playing with us at Craft 4 Eternity with our very vintage challenge

Lisa xx said...

This is so sweet, what an adorable image and such pretty pastels - just right for our challenge!

Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Penny said...

Sue, this card is beautiful! Love all the layers, the papers, the stitching, the design and beautiful bow! Your image is darling & I love the sparkle you added. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Josephine said...


Love all the layers.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Confiseries Papier said...

Stunning, loving the layering, nice image also. Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create.

Charlotte said...

Hi, fab card I love the layout and the pretty colours and papers. Thank you for joining us at Songbird Challenge!
Hugs Charlotte

Mei said...

I am absolutely loving the number digis! You did a fab job! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

Love to Create DT

Tricia G. said...

Beautiful card! Be sure to hop over to and enter our Design Team call!!! Visiting from MIM.

Christine said...

Stunning creation beautiful colours & your bow is just fab,

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x

JoanieMc said...

Awesome card!!! I love the paper piecings. The design is great and love the images. Fantastic card.
Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here.

Joanie DT

Crafting Vicky said...

wow so many fabulous layers!!! Just love the details and the stitching.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Min said...

I can not tell you how much I enjoyed looking at all the details of this gorgeous card! The layers and stitching are fabulous! Definitely going in my 'to case' file! =)
We're so happy you played along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Color" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
We hope you join us again this week!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen! xxx said...

Stunning! I love the image, papers, layers and design. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

♥Gemma♥ said...

OMG hunni...what a stunning card, love all the layers and the beautiful colours but most of all i love that image...its fabulicious!
hugs and xxx

Esther said...

Just lovely!!!! The design is wonderful, love your stick pins and the touch of glitter on you image!!!!
Thanks for joining challenge #10 at Link Up For Pink!!!!

Sassy Scrapper said...

I love your card! It's the perfect mix of cute and whimsy and vintage softness. Thanks so much for joining us at Link Up For Pink!

Unknown said...

Very cute card. Great color combo.

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning! I love all the layers and color combination as well. I am showcasing this project on our Feature Me Friday segment of our blog tomorrow March 8, 2013. Be sure to stop by the blog to pick up your Featured Artist button and thanks for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

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