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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

We challenge you to celebrate over at Totally Ladybug Tuesday!

(Please scroll down for my A Spoonful of Sugar DT card!)

Celebrate what, you ask?!  Anything you want!  The ever sophisticated and well dressed Pami has set the Totally Ladybug Tuesday challenge this week for 'celebration'!  Here is what I did...

 
 

As much as I love sweet, whimsical Buttercup the dog from the Ladybug Crafts Ink range, I'm lovin' Magnum the naughty cat more and more!  This one is Add-On Magnum with the balloon and cake stamps from the Add-Ons set and the sentiment is from the Magnum Sentiments set.  I love how you can mix and match all the images up!  I watercoloured him on thick linen cardstock with my Distress Inks to give his fur some texture and I really liked the way it came out - it looks like suede IRL!

I hope you can join in with this week's challenge and you don't need to use a LCI stamp but we love it when you do!  You can see all the other gorgeous DT makes here.  

Thanks for visiting me - toodle-oo for now!


I am entering my card into Karen's Doodles happy birthday challenge, Totally Gorjuss for fluffy, Make It Monday to just share your creativity and Catch the Bug for four or more layers (at least four on this!).  


Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, linen cardstock, BasicGrey Cupcake paper pack
Mediums: Tim Holts Distress Inks
Accents: dew drops
Tools: Nestabilities square, star and scallop label dies

41 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Lol! This image is so much fun and I love how you've continued the birthday theme inside the card as well with that gorgeous balloon dp and the little stamped cake.

yyam said...

This is so cute! Love the happy colours! And the balloon! :)

Carrie said...

I know what you mean.. I totally love Magnum.. he always looks so cute lol!!! this card is fab hunni.. lovin the papers and they way you have coloured Magnum is AMAZING XXX

Lisa Jane said...

well you know i luuurrve Magnum- and you ahave coloured him stunnalisciously .. his fur looks so soft .. i just want to run my fingers through lol..

LOve that balloon DP too.. it certainly is a card to celebrate lol
Lisa xx

Kerry said...

I LOVE that fat cat Magnum too lol. Great pp inside and out and his fur is totally fluffalicious!! xx

theCook said...

I absolutelky love the way you colored him... Looks like real fur, or the kind of fur you find on teddy bears, want to pat him!

Crystal said...

What a super FUN Bday creation, He is just TOOOO CUTE and I sooo love how you colored him!!! Fabulous papers!!!!

Amanda R said...

Mary I just want to dig my fingers into his fur and give him a good scratch! Definitely have to try that technique cause his fur is divine!

Whimsey said...

Magnum the dirty cat is synonymous with Mary Poppins I believe. HA HA

LOVE the papers; they are amazing with this image! Love Magnum's fur, fantabulous!!

heidy said...

Wow Mary J,I love both of your cards ,they're both gorgeous!
How do you do it?
Hugs Heidy

Pami said...

Wow, he looks like he has real fur! Fabulous texture, you need to teach me! Loving the gorgeous fun paper as well! Looking forward to drinkies on Thursday! Pami x

Min said...

Another AWESOME card and Layout!
Thanks for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "4 or More Layers" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

pinky said...

He's one cool Kat Mary and he knows how to party!! Love those backing papers, a real splash of party colours.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just so pretty, love the papers you have chosen for this one, big hugs love Pops x x x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful card, Mary! Love this cute kitty and the great papers you paired him with!

Molecraft said...

Love how you have made his fur look so real! Fab papers too Mary!
Helen x

chris said...

aww such fun love it. hugs chris xx

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous! great great great colours!!
Laurie x

Kathleen said...

Great balloons, great image and great card altogether.

Kath x

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

LOL @ Michele's comment!
I love your card, as soon as I saw it I wondered what you'd done to achieve the effect on Magnum and he's PURRFECT! Love it so much!! The bright colours are fantastic! xxx

Alice Wertz said...

this is so fun! LOVE your coloring on the cat. fabulous card!

Craftyanny said...

fab, fun card Mary!!
Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles this week and good luck
Anne x

Sue said...

Are we turning you into a cat lover Mary :-D Brilliant card, love the papers and your colouring is amazing !! I was searching for that nestie at the weekend only to see the only one snaffled in front of my eyes (I was praying the lady would change her mind, but no :-(...) and I want it more now!!

Sue xx

Sue said...

Are we turning you into a cat lover Mary :-D Brilliant card, love the papers and your colouring is amazing !! I was searching for that nestie at the weekend only to see the only one snaffled in front of my eyes (I was praying the lady would change her mind, but no :-(...) and I want it more now!!

Sue xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card Mary so bright and cheerful. I love this cheeky fat cat lol
Diane :-) xx

CraftinGranny said...

Such a magical card and beautifully colors. Good luck in the challenges and thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comment. "Hugs" Carol

Anita said...

Love the texture you've given him Mary J, and the papers are so bright and festive. Love it!

Cheryl said...

Very cute! Your card and this fun image made me smile.




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Lorraine said...

Beautiful card and that cat is adorable (love his eyes and expression)! And his fur really does look furry, lol. Cool!

Dora said...

Awww how cute this is, so fun and so cute and so colourful :) Really love it. .. PS saw your close up photo on the SOG site ... you are so pretty :) Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, cute card Mary.
luv
Debby

Elena said...

Deliscious Mary, pretty card from a cute cardmaker :)
I'm back to add comments to you blog after an empty period, so here I am!! :D

Hugs,
Elena

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the bright papers and Magnum is so cute.

Nikki x

Silli said...

wow, sooo sweet girl, love the image and love the stars...very pretty details...BIG hugs honey

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

Great card!! Love your colouring of Magnum. He does look like he has had one or two slices of cake too many though, lol.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday.

Michelle :-)

Fabiola said...

super, elle est trop fun! biz

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love Magnum and what you've done with him. Really cute card. Maybe I can whip something up with Buttercup, to add to the celebration.

Tammy Miller said...

Absolutely adorable!!!! Love the colors and papers you worked with! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our 4 layer challenge! I hope to see you again!

bettand said...

What a lovely card you've made for us. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at TG. Bettina

Paul said...

Thank you ever so much for joining in with us at Bugaboo with our Lots of Layers challenge. I especially like the subtley embossed stars
TFS
Paul
http://www.craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Lesley said...

Too cute! Thanks for playing with us at Catch the Bug, good luck!

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