Tuesday, 8 November 2011

It's Time For A Ladybug Party!

It's time to join the Ladybugs in a celebration today as we are officially One Year Old!!! Yayy!!!
Kerry also has a new Digi Release,Double Yayyyy!!!!
And Just for the fun of it,we are celebrating with a blog hop and along the way,you just might get the chance to win some candy, how many Yays are we up to ????



The name of the new digi release is called "Love and Marriage" so if you want to join us in the challenge this week, the theme for this week or Anything goes or Love and Marriage.
You should have found your way here from Kerry's Blog,if not and you want to join in with the hop and the chance of winning some prizes, you need to make you way back to the beginning where you will find all the details and rules of the hop. I was so pleased when I received my digis to play with,the first image is just perfect for me to make a special Christmas card for my lovely niece and her new husband,the added bonus is that she looks just like the beautiful image. The digi when printed has 3 little hearts just above the couple's heads,I replaced them with a die cut mistletoe and 3 flat backed self adhesive pearls. I kept my layout really simple,just embossed my background,layered up my card stock and added a little printed ribbon greeting(bought from M&S on a roll!) I forgot to mention that I used my nestie circles to do the "out of the box" cut of the image,this took a little time but it was so worth it! I Love this card!
The Image is called "The Kiss" isn't it just perfect for the Newly Wed Love Birds!

The other image I was given to play with was this gorgeous cake,or "The Cake" if you want it's official title lol!. Soooo easy to colour up,I admit the layout is simple again, but I was running short on time. This image would be just perfect for anyone making their own Wedding invitations it's a bit classy don't you think! Sorry the colours look a bit off,I edited the photo on picassa as it was a little dark,unfortunately the purple die cut now looks blue :( 



Now here's the chance of winning some candy,some of my favourite braids,buttons,bling,blooms and brads along with some hand made papers and other bits I like to use, I might add a few extras gems just for the fun of it too :)
All you need to do is leave a little comment mentioning the celebrations and check back in a weeks time to see if you've won, you don't even have to be a follower but I would love it if you were!  The next stop on the Hop is Tams! Have fun!


I'm using my cards for the following challenges:-
BBB13,CAS,
Crafty Boots,Young at heart,
DDCC,Anything goes Digi,
Heart Song 23,Anything goes,
MIM62,Anything goes,
CIPaints,Anything goes,
Dream Valley 19,Anything goes,
I Did It Creations 80,Christmas,
OSAAT87,Digi,
Sentimental Sundays,Wedding,
Little Claires 14,Christmas,
Crafty Catz 107,Anything goes.
  You can find the NEW DIGI RELEASE! Love and Marriage here...there are 6 Digi images to choose from. They'll be on sale immediately for £1.75 each or £9 for the entire set. What a bargain!!!
I Hope you join in with the fun,
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

 

47 comments:

pinky said...

Love your card Julie, great idea to use the mistletoe!! The cake card is gorgeous in those colours too.

Lisa Jane said...

YAY!! ( there's another!!) what a fab way to sue that image .. i just love that you made a xmas card with the mistletoe.. you are clever!
LOve the cake too.. looks so pretty
Happy blogaversary
Lisa x

Kerry said...

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of this at the weekend and it's just so gorgeous Julie! I love how you went with a Christmas theme...shows how versatile the image is. The cake card is fabulicous :-D xx

Whimsey said...

Oh love that they are so different in design/color - and both are incredibly beautiful! Fantastic coloring!!

Amanda R said...

Love how you did the out of the circle technique and they look so sweet, reminds me of kissing under the mistletoe! Fun working with you Julie, keep in touch!

Uta said...

Your cards are so awesome. I love them.

Hugs, Uta

Hazel said...

Beautiful, great Christmas card with that image and the cake card is so cute. Hazel x

Sue U said...

Hi Julie, Wow, what a genius idea using the image for a Christmas card! Just brilliant! Love the elegance of the cake card too :-D

ribenaruby said...

Julie, this is super, love the couple under the mistletoe, fab thought! Great embossing detail and wonderful touch of ribbon. Ruby x

Lisa said...

what lovely cards!! TFS

Lisa G
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Mary J said...

Brilliant Julie! love how you've cut out the happy couple!

Miria said...

So lovely creations,Julie! Thank you for sharing and for the chance, Miria x

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Beautiful card Julie.. Saw this on MIM.. Faye

Josephine said...

Beautiful creations!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

carol said...

cute card,thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

coops said...

gorgeous cards julie.stunning images and designs, i really love the kissing couple ;D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Aww this is SO sweet! Love how you've made it into Christmas Card with the mistletoe - genius!
Love the Cake card also! Looks gorgeous with the frame and layering - CAS but really beautiful and elegant!!
Thanks for chance of winning gorgeous Candy!!
Hugs Sue xx

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

These are fun designs and yes I love the couple. So glad you could share with us at
Creative Inspirations Paint

Dee's Craft Room said...

Ow, I love the way you have coloured this couple, they make a fab card.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

Dionne

dj1952 said...

They are both awesome. I love your red embossed background. The die cuts on the cake are fantastic. I'd love to win your candy. Hugs, dj1952

Kitika said...

Nicely done!

Pami said...

Fabulous Julie! I love how you have made this into a Christmas card, this image is so versatile! Gorgeous cake card as well! Pami x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely cards, and what I great idea to show the versatility of the first stamp by making a Christmas card!
Joyce xx

Girl Scientist said...

Amazing cards, but the first is my favorite! The embossing you've picked is gorgeous, really effective, and it's so different from the other cards so far!
Your candy is gorgeous too!

Valchen said...

I love your Christmas love card - it's so romantic!

Babette said...

What a sweet and lovely cards.
Hugs,
Babette

Nancy in Iowa said...

So pretty - love the mistletoe idea. Great coloring and the romantic 'moon' for a background - well...what more does one need? I'm enjoying the blog hop - so much to get inspired by!

Tameko said...

Both card are beautiful. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week


Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Karen C said...

Fantastic projects! Love the kiss! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
Hugs,
Karen C

fionalawlor said...

Fab cards! I love the star embossing on the first one :) Thanks for the chance to enter,
Fiona L x

nicoleqmullen said...

Super cute cards! Thanks so much for playing along at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a sweet image and love the mistletoe. What a great idea it can be used for a Christmas card too. Also love the cake card and the shaped nestie.
Diane xx

Anne said...

Both of these cards are lovely.. great idea to make a love/christmas card, with the mistletoe above the couple.. thanks for sharing..

Splashbunny said...

gorgeous cards! Very clever how you turned the first one into a christmas card, i'm sure your niece and husband will love it.
The cake card is very elegant with the lilac touches.
Thanks for sharing,
hugs Zahreen
xxx

Billie A said...

Oh how sweet. love the images and the mistletoe is awesome .. great work love it all. hugs

Dora said...

O wow, what an idea for the first card, you are so clever, love the image and how you made it stand out against the red embossed background xxx

Scrapalajen said...

Both beautiful. Love the embossing and how the couple kissed:-)LOL!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie DT

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

Love, love, love how you incorporated the image into a mistletoe/Christmastime project - brilliant! xx

Rose said...

Julie, your kiss image looks great on this sweet holiday card. Looks like a wonderful way to use this image for a couple's first Christmas. Your cake is sweeeet too. ~ Rose

A New Crafter said...

Your cards are lovely, like the idea of replacing the hearts with the mistletoe, Anne T

Gabrielle said...

Wow! What a great make! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots x

my little scrapping corner said...

cute card. love them

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope you join us next week too.

my little scrappingcorner
DT One Stitch At A Time

Melanie said...

Amazing cards! I absolutely love the new images...

Susan said...

What a fabulous twist - making it into a Christmas card !!
Love both of your cards whether they were quickies or not :D xx

Robin said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries CAS challenge!
Robin