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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - anything goes!

Thank goodness we are all back from the festive season - I've missed being with the Ladybug Crafts Ink design team and preparing for our challenges!  Before I get onto the challenge, I'd like to welcome our new DT member, Pami, for joining the LCI team!  Pami has been a past guest designer and a regular contributer to LCI so we know her style and she fits in perfectly with our mad team!  (Well, I'm not mad, it's the others...honest guv!)

Back to the challenge!  To ease ourselves back, we have a nice easy challenge - anything goes!  So you have no excuse not to join in especially as there are no restrictions on what you use - and for this week, you can use any image to win the main prize of a LCI stamp!

I thought I would go for a very apt image for me - Slobbing Nikki.  After all the partying and socialising from the festive period, all I wanna do is NOT put on make up, dress up and have a good time, lol!!  Blimey, I'm getting old...

 
 


I also used my recent present to myself (!!) My Favorite Things Die-namics rolled flower die - it creates these gorgeous shabby chic flowers - and then I added some pearls that I've had in my stash for years - voila!  Here's a close up of them...


And before I go, just to announce that we have a very special blog hop next week to celebrate a new Ladybug Crafts Ink release!!  I've been playing with them already and I can guarantee that you are just gonna love them!  To get a head start, you can use the banner below to put on your blog - aren't I sweet?  ;)

 

That's it for me today!  Don't forget to visit the LCI challenge blog and other DT blogs - top notch inspiration as usual!




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, Papermania Rose Garden paper pack
Stamps:  Ladybug Crafts Ink Slobbing Nikki (buy here)and It's Only Words 2 (buy here)
Mediums:Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
Accents: organza ribbon and pearls from stash, Papermania flat backed pearls
Tools: My Favorite Things Die-namics rolled flower die (in the UK, you can buy it here), Martha Stewart border punch, Nestabilities label die (inside card)

31 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

I love the rolled flowers. Did you use patterned paper on them?

theCook said...

Beautiful card, love the colors. Me too, after the party, just want to keep laying on the couch the whole day!

Lisa Jane said...

OH that's me in that image definitely, even the dressing gown is the same colour!
Love the papers - so pretty
It was so hard getting up for work today lol
Hope your morning is going well
Lisa ;)

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image and the flowers are fab.

Nikki x

Sue Upson said...

LOL Mary, kindred spirit in wanting to veg out on the sofa after a busy couple of weeks!! Great card, love the colours and the flowers look stunning Sue xx

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Oh Nikki looks so relaxed, I must admit I'm sat under a blanket snuggled up still in my PJs doing the rounds. I think it's about time I got my backside upstairs and got showered and dressed! Your card is stunning Mary, I love the papers, the ribbon, the border with the pearls and the inside paper is gorgeous oh and not to mention those beautiful flowers (thank you for leaving the note on my blog and on our blog too).
A wonderful card
xx

Pami said...

Well that was me over the last couple of weeks! Sadly am back in work clothes today :-(((( Fabulous card! I love those flowers and the ribbon. Thanks for the welcome back as well! Very excited as you can imagine!! Pami x

pinky said...

She is gorgeous, love your card Mary. This is definitely more like me on my fav nite in not out lol. Love the little flowers:)

Rusty said...

What a lazy slob ... and she looks just like me, except several sizes thinner! LOL I love this card xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Mary :)

Those roses look fantastic, what a great card and a fantastic colour scheme. Love all the little details!

Happy New Year

hugs

xxalisonxx

Anita said...

Fabulous card Mary J. Nikki looks beautiful and I love that yummy ribbon you've used. Your flowers looks beautiful too.

Monique said...

Happy New Year Mary...This card is so cute... Absolutely fantastic Birthday card!!

Whimsey said...

Oh yeah, look at you rockin' those flowers - adorable! I love the colors of your card; your coloring is magnificent! The pearls & ribbon are the perfect finishing touch!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Hi again! I received your stunning Xmas card today. Thank you so much!!!! Your cards always look awesome in the blog pics but they're even more gorgeous in real life.

Molecraft said...

Great card, fab image and love those flowers!
Helen x

Frea said...

Great card Mary, love the pink combined with that teal?? colour!! Hugs, Frea

Helen Ann said...

Gorgeous colours - love everything on it

This is me after my first day at work lol goodness knows what I'll be like by the end of the week lol

Hel x

Sew-Ink said...

Love those rolled flowers and the color combo is fab!

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

Oh I so wanna be her!! If I laid down on the couch like that I would be smothered by my three boys. Ah who am I kidding, I love it!!

Your card is gorgeous.I love the papers and the border punch. Your rolled flowers are fab.

Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday this week (even though it's not showing up there yet).

Michelle :-)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, fab colours and image.
luv
Debby

Silli said...

hehehe...such a pretty image, love your card sweetie!

Rainmac said...

Hi Mary, what a gorgeous card, love the papers and your colouring is stunning. I want one of those rolled flower dies, must go look them out! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away, wishing you a very happy new year and good luck with the challenge xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

fabulous!!

cbuswell said...

Love the colors! thanks for playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

ChristineCreations said...

Love your pretty bow and the rolled flowers to go with that relaxed lady :) Very fun!

Nicole said...

Great card - love that border punch! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

PapierGirl said...

What a fun card - love those sweet flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Debs said...

Super great creation, love the colors and your flowers are wonderful! I know a few women who would love to sit back and relax like that (me too) Fabulous Image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this challenge
Debs
xxx

Kerry said...

I wish I had the time to slob about like Slobbing Nikki! I did buy a new dressing gown yesterday so I'm almost there lol. You gotta love those rolled flowers Mary J. I just ordered another one that has a mini die in it as well and can't wait for it to arrive. Megalicious card...love the colours and pp. xx

Macpurp said...

i love this card! beautiful shabby flowers and great image. Lulu and Poppy are beautiful! My Poppy is a black lab and Bella is a golden.
thanks for stopping by my blog.
love tina x

Cor* said...

LOVING your flowers and I think we all wanted to put our feet up after all the festivities came to an end! Great layout and perfect image! Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

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