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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday has gone plum crazy!

Well, as all our regular followers know, the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT are crazy!  But in a fun and brilliant way! And to encourage us, our lovely GD Amber is challenging us to go plum crazy with stitching!  I wasn't sure of this challenge at first but when I think of purple I think of richness, glamour and bling - so that's what I aimed for...


I really did try to NOT use Winestool Nikki (my most fave LCI stamp EVER), but it suited the challenge so well, don't you think?!!  But at least I didn't use my usual stitching and instead tried out my new Sew Easy tool - pretty cool effect, huh?!  It's not as easy as the name suggests, but when you get the hang of it it saves a lot of time and creates some lovely patterns - I need to experiment with this some more!  

This card reminds me of a long weekend trip that hubby and I made to Glasgow (where our illustrious leader lives!) several years ago.  We loved the shopping, the down to earth people and the trendy bars.  I can recall me sitting in one of their contemporary, modern bars, sipping champagne - wonderful!  And such a difference to real life, lol, - well at least I could live the dream for a short while!

Okay, okay, enough of the chat!  I know you just wanna hop over to the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog to see the other DT go plum crazy!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill kraft cardstock, DCWV Jewel cardstock
Stamps: Ladybut Crafts Ink Winestool Nikki (buy here), Ladybug Crafts Ink It's Only Words 2 sentiments (buy here), Hero Arts Antique Flourish background stamp
Mediums: Copics, Versamagic Purple Hydrangea, Glamour Dust
Accents: purple silk ribbon and pearl brads from stash, white wired organza ribbon from Bunny Zoe's Crafts (buy here), Bazzill white floss
Tools: Nestabilities label dies, EK Success border punch (inside card). Sew Easy Tool (buy here)


kali said...

wow, this card is very great :)
Many Greetings from Germany

Lisa Jane said...

Its wowzer Mary - as always . I love how you cut away Nikki's stool and she is sat on the border.
SO elegant and the stitching is fabulous
Lisa ;)

theCook said...

SO beautiful!
I think I need you as a paper shopping advisor, I so love the papers you use!

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at sarah Hurley.. trying to muti task here lol
Lisa ;)

Fabiola said...

... a boire avec modération! lol biz

pinky said...

Oh you definitely aced this one, how stylish and glamorous is that card!!

Kerry said...

You know I love this Mary J cuz I begged you to send it to me for CHA. Well I guess begged is the wrong word...I believe I bribed you to send me this card rofl (it never arrived today :-( ) Cutting out the stool was a very clever idea...there was an entry for last weeks challenge doing just this but I can vouch that you emailed me the image before she posted hers on the Challenge Blog! So it!! xx

Whimsey said...

WOW; so cute; love the stitcing you created with the sew easy! Adorable; you definitely hit it out of the blog with glamour, bling, sophistication - it's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Fab card Mary, love the image and that stiching looks great, not heard of the sew easy before will have to take a look!
Helen x

Margreet said...

gorgeous card Mary.....your colouring of that fab image is great!...gorgeous sentiment...thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays' birthday challenge....hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet

Pami said...

Fabulous Mary, I love how you have cut her out to be sitting on the card. The stitching is amazing. Love it!! Pami x

Sue said...

Wow, such a clever idea to cut her off the bar stool! Love the background stamping too :-)

Sue xx

Anita said...

Beautiful card Mary J. I love your stitching and Nikki looks fab and gorgeous!

Christine said...

I love your card!! Super cute her sitting there. Love the sentiment too!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see more of your lovely creations again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Sew-Ink said...

This is fabulous, love the sentiment. I had a lot of fun with you guys over the last month. Thanks for becoming a follower and thank you for all the lovely comments you have left for me!

Rusty said...

Absolutely beautiful as always, I love this card!" xx

gerslittlesnippets said...

Lovely card with its blingy brads. Thank you for joining in the BTC&G challenge this month.
Geraldine x

Hayley @ said...

WOW, WOW & WOW!!!! Your card is stunning Mary!!! I love how Nikki is sat on the card rather than her stool! Gorgeous stitching too!! xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Fabulous card!!!! Thanks for sharing at By The Cute & Girly this month!

Tammy xx


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