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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

At last, it's here! The Ladybug Crafts Ink blog hop!

At last! It's the LADYBUG CRAFTS INK first ever Blog Hop you should have arrived here from Lisa J's blog. If not go back to the start at KERRY’S blog.

The blog hop is to celebrate the first projects made by the new Design Team over at LADYBUG CRAFTS INK. We have all been given the challenge of using the Nikki Mermaid image in any way we choose. We haven't even seen each other's DT cards yet so I'm just as excited as you to see what they have come up with!

Okay, drum roll, here is my card.....




I must say that I love playing with all of the stamps of the Nikki and friends collection. They feature Nikki (obviously!) with A.N.Other little friend like a dog, cat and...even fish! Cute, huh? Nikki is a pleasure to colour in and I did my usual cutting out, but I also stamped just the bubbles and "movements" on the background to add to the depth.

There are 3 prizes to be won on the blog hop - one stamp for each prize from the LADYBUG CRAFTS INK collection. So...... what do you have to do to win?.... It’s simple.......
  1. Hopefully by now you will already have the blog hop banner on your side bar to promote the hop. If not grab it now on the right on my side bar!
  2. You must visit each of the DT blogs in order and leave a comment on each of our posts.
  3. At the end of the hop leave a comment on KERRY’s blog
  4. There is a ladybird hidden somewhere on one of the DT blogs.... just email LISA at lisa.coe@btinternet.com and tell her where you found the ladybird.
Easy peasy, huh?!! 3 winners will be chosen at random from 3 of the DT blogs. The hop starts today and finishes on midnight (UK time) Sunday 19th September. The winner will be announced on KERRY’s blog on Tuesday 21st September. Good luck and most of all have fun!

Your next step on the hop is MICHELE.

I am also submitting this card into the following challenges...
Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow paper pack
Stamps: Mermaid Nikki, CC Designs sentiments
Mediums: Copic markers
Accents: twine from John Lewis
Tools: Nestabilities label (inside card) and rectangle dies, EK Success border punch

48 comments:

pinky said...

Totally gorgeous, I love it Mary.
Pinky

Rusty said...

Wow wow wow! Love it!! love the colours you have used!! xx

Kerry said...

I really love your card Mary J. The pp and colours are fabulous. As usual your colouring is perfect! Thank you for gorgeous card Mary J xx

Lisa Jane said...

woweee am i glad to have a FINTASTIC friend like you!! Your card i a stunner .. brilliant DP's to look like seaweed and the colours are beautiful!
Best hop of and see what Michele has in store!
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

Wow Mary J, this is so different to the previous cards, it just shows you can do anything with these stamps. Its a wonderful card, the colouring is perfect! Well done! Pami x

Addams said...

Great card, love all the colours

Crafty Chris said...

Fantastic papers love the colours.
Chris x

theCook said...

Your card is fantastic! I love how we all used different colors...

Suzy Q said...

What a beautifully colourful card!! So well finished, and the sentiment is excellent!! I would never have thought of these colours and they work so well!! You see it's SO good to get other peoples take on things!! xx

Alison said...

Fabulous card. The colours are brilliant.

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

Gorgeous card Mary J!!!! I love your different take on her and the colours you've used are gorgeous, giving a wam Autumnal feel. The pattern even reminds me of seaweed!
I can't believe you cut your images out, you must have the patience of a saint! (I must try this though!)

B-E-A-Uitful
x

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Amanda R said...

Beautiful card and I like how you finished the inside too, just makes a card so much more special.

Purpleali said...

Great card - just goes to show mermaids work in all sorts of colours, not just "sea" colours

Gail said...

your background paper could be strands of seaweed,I like that you have stayed away from the usual blues.

Whimsey said...

Oh I love the colors - so perfect! What great coloring & that twine is perfect. LOVE the inside too! :D

Julye said...

Another fab and totally different look this is so inspiring and fun too.

Rita said...

Fabulous card, it looks so happy and bright. Love it. TFS. Hugs Rita xxxx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just darling, Mary!

Anita said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary. Your Nikki is beautiful and I love the pp you used. Looks like seaweed or kelp in the background and your punch adds waves. Your sentiment is so cute.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh so so PRETTTY!!

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous I love the colours you have used.

orit said...

It is sooo lovely,the use of colors - love it

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely and colourful, very preety
xx

snailzpace said...

very cute! love the bright colours.

Linby said...

would never have thought to use those colours but she looks fab. x

Sue Upson said...

Wow!! Love how you have made her into tropical Mermaid Nikki :-) Great choice of papers too, makes me think of a coral reef! Sue xx

Alison said...

Absolutely Fintastic!!! Well done!!! x x

Helen-Ann said...

oh wow love your colouring goegeous card. Hel x

chris said...

Its so stunningly perfect.

Fifi Folle said...

This is lovely, the colours are gorgeous! x

Julie said...

Brilliant! I love this card,the image is fab! TFS Julie.x

Julie said...

I love the colour combination on this one - so different to the mainly blues and greens we've seen. Inspired!

Julie (elysia2003) xxx

Karen said...

Love the colours you've used, the sentiment and the colouring....gorgeous card!

StampitCrazy said...

Hello Mary, This is a very cute card, with different sea colors. thank you for playing along with stampitcrazy challenge www.stampitcrazy.net Barb

Sew-Ink said...

Lovely card! Love the fun colors and your layout is great!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Shelly said...

so cute! love the colors... very different then what you would expect. love it.

Imke said...

Lovely mermaid. Great colors and DP. Your coloring is awesome !!

Annie said...

a cute card and I love the fun sentiment! thanks for joining us at CCT.
hugs, annie x

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet card! I love the colors you've used.

Jennifer

Nancy said...

she is such a beauty...thanks for joining us this week at Stamp it Crazy...

Hugs
Nancy

Lindsey said...

Brilliant card! I love the colours and the decoration on the inside makes it so special, it's beautiful!
Linds x

bunbun2 said...

gorgeous card, I love the colours and the papers you have used!

Lyndi said...

Lovely card. Love the 'alternative to blue' colours.
Lxx

A New Crafter said...

Stunning card, the use of the MME papers as seaweed a fantastic idea, made me look at these papers differently.....

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

FABULOUS work on this - LOVE the colors you chose and this layout is ROCKIN'!! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMP IT CRAZY this week.

Annette said...

Well you do deserve a drum roll, fantastic card, I love the craft card and twine and the colours, well!!!!! Annette

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