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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday and a very special announcement!

Hoorah, another Totally Ladybug Tuesday!  Hayley's challenge to the DT this week is "cats versus dogs in a shabby chic/vintage theme".  Boy, did I find this one difficult!  For those who are familiar with my style, I like my clean lines and bright bold colours - totally not shabby chic or vintage!  I knew it would have to involve a big bow, softer colours, rough edges and lace so here is what I came up with...


Better than I thought it would turn out when I first started it, thank goodness.  Of course I had to choose dogs over cats cos I love my Labradors!  Isn't that Buttercup In the Doghouse image soooo cute?  I love buttercup because she's (he's?!!) is suitable for all ages - a baby card, a child's card or even a grown up - versatile, don't you think?  You can buy her here plus you can get 15% if you use this voucher code CB2010 before the end of November - bargain!  I saw Meahni's beautiful version of the stamp here so I just had to buy the stamp, didn't I?!!  I love the way she looks a little sad so thought that {hugs} sentiment would be a great match.  I also really enjoyed creating that wooden slat effect with my Copics. 

I can't wait to see the DT's creations for this challenge - perhaps I can pick up some shabby chic tips!  Why not join me now for some inspiration?

Kerry - Head Ladybug
Lisa J - Deputy Ladybug
Pinky
Sue
Ang - our lovely guest designer!

AND NOW FOR THE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! 


Yes, we have set up our very own Totally Ladybug Tuesday challenge blog open to everybody!  How exciting is that?!  It will go live on Tuesday 2 November and little old me is hosting the very first challenge!  (Oh my goodness, performance pressure setting in...)  And as an incentive to encourage you to join us, we are offering blog candy as per the piccie below...


All you need to is 3 simple steps:
  1. Display the Promo Banner above on your blog
  2. Become a follower of our new challenge blog 
  3. Leave your name with Mr Linky in the post here

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!  The winner will be announced on 2nd November in the first challenge post.  I hope you can join us!

  
I am also submitting my card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill kraft cardstock, Crate Paper Twirl paper collection

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink In the Doghouse, CC Designs sentiment
Mediums: Copic markers, Distress Antique Linen ink, VersaMagic in Pixie Dust
Accents: crochet flower and lace from stash, Laura Ashley fabric brad, Stampin Up ribbon, Bazzill floss
Tools: EK Success deep edger punch, Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder, Tim Holtz distressing tool, Nestabilities label die (inside card)

28 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

HI Mary - wowee its fab!! I just love the soft colours and all those distressed edges .... very shabby chic!
Are you still a distressaphobe?
Have a great day
Lisa ;)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This card is still very you. The image is so cute.

theCook said...

Love it! Your striped background is perfect!

Pami said...

Hi Mary, the card is fab! Don't know why you were worrying!! I wouldn't know where to start!! And what exciting news!! Can't wait to join e challenge!! Pami x

pinky said...

All that distressing and your card still looks so cute and gorgeous!! I'm jealous!!
Pinky

Helen Ann said...

I love this card, it's just so cute, the colours are gorgeous and that bow is fab

Hel x

Kerry said...

Flabulous Mary J!The colours are beautiful and that bow.....pure gorgeousness :-D xx

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mary!

This style works perfect for you as well! Love this card, what a cutie it is. Love that cute face peaking around the doghouse, so nice! Pretty bow and lace and colors, all match the theme!! Love it!

Hugs, Wendy

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

Well Mary, I don't knwo why on earth you were so worried, you card is flabulous!!!!! You've done so well and I love the colours, that big gorgeous bow and brad, the edges, hand stitching and Buttercup (I agree she looks a little sad bless her) - totally awesome and I can't believe everyone was so worried!! xx

Michelle said...

Hi Mary

I love it!! I think you have done an amazing job. The image is so cute and I love the layout you have used. The bow is just gorgeous!

Thanks for linking up to "Make It Monday" this week.

Michelle :-)

Whimsey said...

OM gosh - that bow is utterly marvelous! Love the colors - soft, muted but absolutely beautiful!!!

Anita said...

Mary, I love this card! After all that distressing this card is still so adorably cute. Especially love the big bow with its decoration...gorgeous.

Inspired By Friends said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs.
Beth

Love crafts forever said...

Very adorable card, lovely work. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin with the Dragon.
Hugs, Nataliya.

chris said...

Hi Mary this is stunning, love it love it. hugs chris xx

Silli said...

Wonderful card Mary...love your stitching...

Meahni said...

Your card is gorgeous Mary! I love the colours you've used. And that big bow is gorgeous.
PS: thanks for the compliment, I am so glad I could inspire you, yay!

Rusty said...

WOW!! this is absolutely stunning!! I think I need you to teach me how to make proper cards like yours!! absolutely beautiful xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oops forgot to say - Thanks for joiningus at Sarah hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Cindy Haffner said...

Mary so so GORGEOUS!!

Sue Upson said...

Beautiful as always :-) Glad I wasn't the only one distressed at this challenge, LOL!! Sue xx

downrightcrafty said...

You certainly did use lots of ink and I love the texture on this gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Sammibug said...

Mary, this is beautiful! The textures are perfect. Thanks so much for playing in our inking technique challenge at Stamping With The Dragon.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Adorable!! Love your stitching!! And I love how you used the doghouse as your wood. Thanks so much for joining our CCEE challenge this week!

dragonllew said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon.
Jenny x

Nana Diana said...

What a gorgeous card Mary!! Great layout, colours and you are really rocking the stitching!!

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Great Card thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Princess Scary said...

Gorgeous Card!

Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x

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