Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Totally Ladybug Blog Hop Tuesday!

Oh my goodness, major excitement, today's the day that the Ladybugs have been eagerly waiting for. Not only is it time for a new challenge with the theme "Spring Is In The Air" but it's also time for the New Release Blog Hop! The Ladybugs have only seen their own  digi image and as there are 9 to be seen altogether we have been eagerly waiting to see what the rest of the team have been given to work with. 


You should have made your way here from Catherine's blog
if you haven't you need to go back to the challenge blog and start at the beginning.I just love my image
"Garden Bench Delight"
so much so that I almost didn't add a sentiment and was considering hanging it in my crafty cabin. I decided to make a "Frame Card" to really show it off and printed off sections of the digi in addition which I layered up on the outside of the frame, also flipping the image vertically for some of the pots .  


The little signs were easily created to place in and around the pots. I just wrote the greeting,drew around them with a fine liner and added the stick, a few dots at the bottom to echo those in the digi and a bit of distress ink to dirty them up.


 The bunting I hand cut in spring coloured paper remnants, adding hand drawn stitches. Can't you just picture this gorgeous image with another image sat on it, I know I've got loads of stamps amongst my collection that are just crying out for a nice spot to sit. My first though, is going to be my cheeky chap Magnum! 


The next stop on the hop is the "Lovely Lisa's blog" but before you head on over, the letter that you need to help you solve the puzzle is "U"  The new Digis are available here from today at £1.75 per image or the Whole Shebang £13 saving £2.75 I'll race you there lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Bunny Zoe's 21, Celebration,
DMC23, Cropped digi image,
Karen's Doodles 98, Celebrate,
MIM76, Anything goes,
Paper Pretties, Use flowers, 
Stampalot February, In the garden.
Thanks for stopping by on this exciting Tuesday,
Julie.x

47 comments:

pinky said...

Snap!! Love what you've done with your image Julie, its a gorgeous card.

Kerry said...

OMGosh Julie...I think this is my favourite!! I love how you made the frame, the bunting, the extra pots of flowers and those little signs are ADORABLE!! Love love LOVE it!!! xx

Mary J said...

Totally love your little scene Julie - gorgeous!

DesignerDiva said...

OMG Julie! This is amazing, definitely my favourite today, the frame shape is stunning, not seen that before, the pots on the outside of it is genius, the bunting is perfect, your colouring - I could go on and on!
Love it
Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh I am speechless this is amazing. And definitely to this week. I just love the image. Your colouring. The design. Everything about it. Did I tell you my birthday was before Mary popping!! I can just see that card now on my mantel peace.
Lisa xx

Helen T said...

What a great image, I love the way you created the labels.

As a follower of your blog I would like to award you the Liebster Award. It is designed to encourage new followers and is passed on to blogs that inspire you. You can find the instructions for passing it on to others here (http://helensworld-helent.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html)

Happy Crafting.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Super creation sweetie. Love the bunting it is awesome. .Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this time and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sally said...

Julie this is just gorgeous. Love the frame card.....how do you make one? Love the extra images, love the colours, love the bunting! Basically just love it!
Hugs Sally xxx

Whimsey said...

Oh how beautiful - love the scene and that frame just makes it prefect!

I wanna look out my window and see a scene just like this! Beautiful!

JaneCrafty said...

This is superb! Such a happy feel to it! Just lovely! Jane xx

Sue U said...

Hi Julie! Wow your card is incredible, love how you have used the pots on the outside frame such a clever idea and the little labels are just so perfect!! Stunning xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Love how you've presented this image. The 3D effect looks fantastic and such beautiful detail.
Diane xx

Pami said...

Wow, wow, wow honey. This is my favourite today!! LOVE IT! I might be pinching this idea!!! Pami x

Linda R said...

WOW!! I am speechless. What a gorgeous card. That image is amazing. And so is your coloring. Love all the fussy cutting.

Hugs, Linda

Catherine said...

I love all that bunting!!!! It is so cute!!

pinky said...

Opps should have said thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot Julie!

Faith A said...

A beautiful card, love the garden seat with all the pots around

Gemma said...

wow wow wow Julie...what an amazing frame card & just perfect in every way!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Melanie said...

Such a wonderful card!!!

Anne said...

Love it.. all the spring colors and that scene just warm me up.. love how you have added parts of the scene on the outside of the frame.. thanks for sharing.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous creation, love the image and the fabby bunting. Brill colouring.
Lyndsey xx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely! Love how you've framed that gorgeous image and your bunting looks fab too :o) Lisa x

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Just Beautiful Miss Julie!! 8-) Love your Pretty Garden scene and your Wonderful Coloring! Wow! Your Bunting is just Darling and such a Perfect touch too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Christine said...

Well doesn't this look lovely in a frame card! :) This is magnificent! I'm so in love with bunting at the moment, but it's never looked right when I've tried...but adding the pen detail is genius! Must must must try that! I love the work you've done round the frame of the card, brings it all together with the focal point! Well done :) x

lada_vl said...

Really as in spring joyful card! A fine combination to a framework which gives work depth.
Lada

brenda said...

What a delightful card Julie.

Thank you so much for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.

B x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image Julie, love how you crop the pots and placed them on the frame...fabulous card and colouring.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Rusty said...

Woweee look at that!! I love the bunting and I must have a go at one of those frame cards!! It is beautiful!! xx

Ger said...

Love your colouring! Ger x.

Hazel said...

I love this image - it might be my favourite! Hazel x

Valchen said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation! I love the image and the frame layout!
Hugs,
Valentina

Lisa said...

Hi Julie, Gorgeous card! Such a lovely image and I love the bunting.

Lisa x

Tracy said...

Fabulous design and Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Babs said...

wow, this is a fab card. I love *scene* cards and you've certainly put a lot of work into this one. Your colouring is super and I especially like the little signs that you made. I saw this on *Make it Monday*, glad I stopped by.
Babs xo

Jo Street said...

Wow, so pretty and such detail, its fab.
Jo x

Sherry Gardner said...

This is just adorable....love how you set the image inside the card and cut out a window...and the banner send's it over the top....great job....

Lynne K said...

This is delightful, Julie. Gorgeous garden scene, and I love the bunting! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

mags said...

Gorgeous project. Love the image and how you have created a frame, and that lovely bunting.
Mags
x

luvmycards said...

I can feel the summer breezes already! and what a great idea with the pot signs!

1CardCreator said...

This is knock out gorgeous! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

busybusyhoneybee said...

Awesome card! Love the bench! Love how you added the flowers on the corner! This is great! So glad I've hopped by for some inspiration!
Hugs,
Karen C

Sunshine said...

What a wonderful card!! Love the pretty garden scene!!

Jackie said...

Adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Paper Make Up Stamps Digi Makeover Challenge!

Tip Top said...

The bunting just works so well with the image - it feels so springy!!

Ruth said...

A great card for our garden themed challenge. Ruth ,Sir Stampalot DT

Nancy in Iowa said...

Overwhelmed ...don't have words...everything is just perfect.

Marianne said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous! Absolutely LOVE it! Love the frame, and the extra pots and the tiny signs and the bunting...and everything else. And I do agree that Magnum would probably feel right at home here, and Lily of course!