Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Pinch And A Punch,New Stamp Of The Month!

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink but before I get to that bit let me share with you this month's bargain buy at LCI

A fab reason to treat yourself to a new stamp to make some of those Christmas cards with. Just in case you need any convincing to buy one,the Ladybugs have all been given the stamp to create their DT cards this week so make sure you check out all of their cards and hopefully pick up some inspiration along the way!
So onto this week's challenge, the theme is either to use Non Traditional Christmas Colours, Use Distressing or Both.
Me,I got totally distressed,ripped my papers,faked my stitching even rubbed some paints on my cardstock, so out of my comfort zone but then that's why it's called a challenge.Love the colours though and check out my lovely snowflake,cut using a birthday gift from one of my lovely teamies. A bit of embossing,some glitter added to my image coloured with copics a bit of ribbon and bling and the card
is complete. Thanks Sue for hosting this week's

I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
Forever Friends,Animal and bling,
Pollycraft, Anything goes,
Craft Your Passion 82, Bingo(bottom line),
Dream Valley 19, Anything goes,
PPUKCB6, Distress,
Little Claires 14,Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by,


Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie x x x

Whimsey said...

Love your title - you're so brilliant! Great card; fabby colors, great distressing!!

Amanda R said...

Great colors Julie and I like the snowflake in the corner, very nice touch!

Sue U said...

Totally gorgeous Julie, Love the papers and colours and agree with you the snowflake is perfect!

Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

I think this card is fabarooni.. i just love the colours , the stitching and that gorgeous snowflake...
Lisa x

pinky said...

I absolutely love the warm colours in this card Julie, those papers are beautiful.

Pami said...

Julie your distressing is fabulous!! Is that stitching really fake??! It looks real! Love the colours too. Pami x

Marleen said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at PanPastel uk
Marleen xxx

Linda R. said...

Well for being out of your comfort Zone I'd say your rocked this!!! It look fabulous..

Hugs, Linda

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab cards, love the distressed edges. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow love this like how you have colour matched the girl and the snowman's scarf thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK.


lindyloo said...

Hello Julie
great card just perfect for our challenge at PanPastels UK thanks for playing along with us this week hope you can join us again soon
lindyloo x

coops said...

gorgeous card julie.the image is fab and i love your colours and distressing ;D

xx coops xx

Wendi said...

Fabulous card I love the layout and the distressing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

scrap joanny said...

great card and colors ! thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs joanna

Kerry said...

You're a poet and didn't know it lololol!!! Flabulous card Julie...don't know what you were so worried about. The colours are great together and it looks like you had a great time distressing ;-D xx

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous Julie! I love how you've used the colours and taht snowflake is brill!

Thank you for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday too!

Mary J x

Sheena said...

A lovely image and wintery feel! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Nancy in Iowa said...

Torn, deckle edges! Forgot how much I like that look...I will be rippin' up a good night in my fiber bubble and thinking of you!

Carole of Brum said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Georgina said...

A lovely card and image. Pretty colour combinations. Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Emma H said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours and all the sparkle! Thanks for joining our BINGO challenge at Craft Your Passion!

Shari said...

Lovely card, the color choice is fantastic!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.