Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ladybug Blog Hop!!!!


What do you want first,the good news or the bad? I'd go with the good news every time! :) So the good news is that it's Tuesday and time for a Blog Hop with Ladybug Crafts Ink to celebrate the new release of Christmas stamps. How exciting is that,even the design team haven't seen all of the releases,only the one we've been given to work with so I can't wait to do a bit of hopping myself to see what the rest of the the team have come up with!
The DT have followed this week's challenge theme chosen by Amanda and it's "Christmas in June" 
So in the words of Julie Andrews in Sound Of Music,
"Let's start at the very beginning,it's a very good place to start!" 
So the first stop on the Hop is Kerry, then follow on from there. Once you've posted your comment here,the next stop on the hop is "Pinky". The winner of the hop will receive all of 4 of Christmas stamps and 5 runners up will each receive their choice of  1 of the stamps.
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What do you think of the cute stamp I had to play with,it's called "Dear Santa" and comes complete with both of the sentiments shown on my cards.


He was gorgeous to colour,I used Copics and added some stickles to the tree ornaments.


I decided to make a second card,this time using some paper piecing to create a Christmas table cloth and wall paper,not sure I'm happy with the faux stitching here though,I might go back and alter the corners at a later date.



I'm using my cards for the following challenges:-
First card-
MIM43,Anything goes,
CCC30,Die cuts,
Second card-
TSG113,Use at least 3 dies,
PIO26,Circles,
I'm really hoping that you join in with the fun!
Oh and the bad news????? Today's my last spot as Guest Designer with the lovely Ladybugs! Thanks for making me feel so welcome!
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x
p.s Some excellent news,up until July 5th,the new stamps will be available at a discounted price of £5.50

40 comments:

pinky said...

Brilliant card Julie, don't you just love these stamps!!

Jo Street said...

I just love this image, reminds me of my children, I love the paper piecing on the second card, the wallpaper is such a brill idea. Great colouring too.
Jo x

bora said...

2 simple and great projects! Good job! :)

Valchen said...

Wow, this is just amazing - I love the embossed paper, and also love the image! Great!

Amanda R said...

Love it Julie! Great coloring, great papers, great design!

Kerry said...

Oh flip...I've got two competing for TP now!!! Don't go thinking this will sway me to keep you on lol. Julie I adore your cards...that wallpaper and table card are just FABULICIOUS!!! I really like the doodling in the corners and wish mine would look as good. Hmmm...maybe that could be a future challenge???!!! xx

Donna said...

Amazing cards, I love what you've done with the background of the second card. hugs Donna x

Tina said...

such a sweet image...hes working away on his list....love the colors and details

Tina

theCook said...

I love both but I think I prefer the sketch of the first one...

Whimsey said...

Oh what great creations; fabulous use of the white gel pen on that scalloped nestie - brilliant! Great colors...love how he's thinking so hard about that list!

Pami said...

Hi Julie, wow these are gorgeous! Can't decide which is my fav! I love your colouring and paper piecing and the papers are just fab. sniff, sniff, can't belive you are going ;-( Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are fantastic - i particularly like the one with the "wallpaper" - what a fab idea
Wonderful cards
Lisa x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, these are really gorgeous hun, stunning creations hugs pops x

Linda R. said...

Hey girly.. Both your cards look wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Awwww - sounds like my son - and with the tongue too :D
Love your card - love the colours - gorgeous xx

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the sentiment on the first card lol
Fiona L x

Mary J said...

Julie, this is just ADORABLE! I love the doodling too - really great!!

coops said...

fantastic card julie.the image is fab and stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Anita said...

This is so cute Julie. Beautifully colored and I love your papers and layout.

Sue said...

Such a brilliant image (so my kids, with the tongue poking out and everything...) and you have made two amazing cards, but brilliant idea to paper piece the second one! I'm so glad you were GD for June, and that you had a great time!!

Sue xx

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

fab cards!

StephC said...

Lovely cards! I like the paper piecing you did on the second one. Thanks for playing along with us at the CCC!

Sew-Ink said...

Both are very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Tine said...

Hi. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

darling Ho said...

Both cards are so cute!! Love the colour you used.
Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~ SMC-DT

Gaynor said...

This just might be my fav card so far, really nice, Gaynor x

Miria said...

Gorgeous card, Julie. I love the image and papers!Thank you for the chance, Miria xx

Tip Top said...

OOhh! He is left handed - how lovely!! And it looks like its going to be a long list!

Molecraft said...

Fab cards, love the image and great layouts!
Helen x

paperfun said...

Beautiful cards. I love the paper pieced wall paper.

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.

Mari

Lyndi said...

Fantastic cards. I love this image, the wee tongue sticking out looks like my kids when they're concentrating LOL.

Lxx

Babette said...

Stunning card, love the papers. And jet another lovely image.
Hugs,
Babette

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

mixamatoasties said...

Love the card! Susan xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Julie,
What fab cards! These look wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Kerrie said...

OMG... how cute is this image, and your cards are gorgeous....

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

A New Crafter said...

The christmas stamps are just so cute, first time I have seen this one, I think we have all been there, writing to Santa! Colours are lovely but the paper piecing on the wall and tablecloth - perfect.

A New Crafter said...

Beautiful card and love the paper piecing as well, great for the wallpaper and the tablecloth!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, I have bought this image, I love him, sooo cute, never thought to use paper piecing for the table, love that idea so I may nick that if I'm allowed x

Nancy in Iowa said...

Both cards - SO adorable - love all the details and of course your wonderful coloring skills!
He looks like he is concentrating so very hard - it just wouldn't do to forget an item on the list!