Oh my, I'm a bit over excited today...yes, it has finally arrived - the FIRST EVER Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge is today! And not only that - Kerry also has a NEW RELEASE of stamps! We are celebrating this very special day with a bog hop to show off the 5 new stamps with the chance to win PRIZES! There are 2 chances to win a prize. You can either enter the hop OR the challenge - OR enter them both! Here's how...
First, to join in with the hop, follow these rules:
a) Visit each DT member and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.
b) Leave a comment on the challenge post telling us which is your favourite image.
c) Display the blog hop banner (on my side bar) on your blog in a post or on your side bar.
The prize is all 5 images in the new release and the winner will be chosen randomly from all those who follow the rules above. The hop will close 9am GMT on Monday 8th Nov and the winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 9th Nov at the next challenge!
The first stop along the hop is here with me and you then need to hop off to Tams. If you get lost here is the order...
Mary J (me!)
Caz (this month's guest designer!)
The second chance of winning a prize is by joining in with the challenge - which I am hosting! It's a sketch with an OPTIONAL twist! As many of you know, I always try to decorate the inside of my cards and I'd love to see you to do the same! Here is the sketch...
|My sketch with optional twist to decorate the inside!|
You can do whatever you want with it - as long as the general format can be seen, anything goes! You can also use any image that you would like, but you will only be entered to win the main prize of one Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp if you have used a Ladybug Crafts Ink image on your card. BUT, you will still be in with a chance of being in the Top 3 to receive a badge for your blog.
And here is my card - with the inside decorated of course!
Ain't they the sweetest couple? It is a new Nikki with Ben (uh huh, her boyfriend!!) walking Buttercup and you can buy them here in the Ladybug Crafts Ink shop. I loved making this card - reminds me of our long walks in the countryside. Of course, our Yellow Labradors are a lot bigger than Buttercup and they don't trot neatly next to us like that, lol!!! I am keeping it for my friend's anniversary coming up, it's perfect for them!
I cut around the top half of the image which also included a couple of cute leaves - I cut these out separately, put them on foam pads and stuck them around the sentiment. I think this finished it off nicely. I also put loads of foam pads under matting and also under the image. The depth seems to add to the windy movement in the image. Well, in real life it does anyway!
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
- Make it Monday - share your creativity!
- Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge - autumn love (you can't get much more lovey dovey in the autumn than this!)
- Paper Sundaes - a card for a boy/man (not sure if it counts, but it is for a man as well as a woman!)
- Inktegrity Hump Day Inspiration - Anything Goes
- One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
- Creative Craft Challenges - anniversary card
Stamp: Ladybug Crafts Ink Nikki and boyfriend stamp, Elzybells sentiment, Woodware sentiment inside card
Mediums: Copics and ProMarkers, Distress Antique Linen Ink
Accents: web ribbon in chocolate (from Bunny Zoe's Crafts here), Bazzill floss
Tools: Tim Holtz distressing tool, Nestabilities rectangle and label dies, EK Success border punch (inside card)