Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Not Too Shabby!

Hello there, did you think I'd run away? 
Crafting has had to take a back seat lately, there's been so much going on and I don't know how you find it but the longer it is between playing,
 the harder it is to get creative. 
I have to say that when I saw the theme for the new Challenge at Southern Girls
, I panicked a little, you know me, I'm a CAS kinda girl, and the theme chosen for our
 Team Lou is
As usual we have some brilliant sponsors for this one,
I used Isabella by one of them, 
I also used a Marianne Craftable die, not the entire die cut but segments cut from Vintage Frame.
Have to say though that despite my fears, once I got into it I thoroughly enjoyed using the theme! I found myself using paint to distress the kraft envelope that I used as my base layer, I roughed up some of my edges with a nail file and broke out the Mega flakes, just a shame I couldn't find my flitter glue! I also managed a first thanks to Colette and my lucky win at Cosmic Strawberry last month, I used a doily!
You could be seeing a few more
 Shabby Chic Makes
 from me some time soon!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCC71, Twine,
CM, Diecut,
DOC87, At least one flower,
BZC, Lace,
CMC56, Doily,
ES107, Distressed,
ALBC, Distress it.

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Don't Look, Nikki's In The Bath!

Nothing new from me today, this card is from
 Instead I thought that I'd give you a little reminder that time is running out if you are wanting to treat yourself to this or any other of the lovely LCI images.

This one is 

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

It Clearly Says Birthday!

 I can't say that I was over the moon with this card,
I didn't think it looked so bad but then it's like the camera really doesn't lie, it looks a bit off balance now that I can see it here.

Well maybe not off balance but a little bit.... well, hanging there. It's too late to worry about it now as my son gave it to the recipient last week but if I ever decide to make another, I will sit the flower slightly lower.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
OSAAT219, Anything goes with a die,
CC19, Use acetate.

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p.s. If you've not stopped by my blog this week, you may not know that sadly
Ladybug Crafts have a closing down sale.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Football Jack

There are some amazing images that are still available in the LCI closing down sale, I must say that Jack will always hold a little piece of my heart, he did in fact star on my very first appearance as a guest Ladybug way back in June 2011. 
My first colouring of Jack though does look like he had spent far too long on a sunbed,
 I don't think I will show you that card lol! 
Instead I'm going to share a card from 
 last year  using Football Jack, I have to say though that you'll have to get your skates on
 if you fancy owning this stamp yourself as 

Don't leave it too late!

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Snow Joke!

Here's another blast from the past, another brilliant image that will soon no longer be available. I made this one way back in 2011!

This image is
Why not treat yourself before it's too late!

I will be back soon to share more cards that I've made in my time as a Ladybug!
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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Don't Pack Away Those Flip Flops Yet!

Over the next few weeks I aim to share with you a few of the cards that I've made using Ladybug Crafts  Ink Stamps.
If you read my post yesterday you will know that they are closing their doors at the end of this month. I made this card way back then .

This image will soon no longer be available.

Get it whilst you can!
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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Ladybug Grand Finale

Sad, sad news today, after 5 years, the lovely Queen Ladybug Kerry has decided to close the doors of
 "Ladybug Crafts Ink"
I am so going to miss being a Ladybug, such a talented group of ladies and I've been lucky enough to be part of the team. Kerry is going to be enjoying spending lots of time with that gorgeous grandson of hers and who can blame her, he's such a cutie!
The final challenge will run until the 30th of September and the theme for this is
"Use Your Favourite Image!"

Many of the retired Ladybugs have joined us for the final challenge, we are having a Ladybug party before we hang up our wings for the last time! 

One of my all time and most used Ladybug images.
Cheers Kerry!

Kerry will also be having a
 Closing Down Sale,
so why not grab yourself some Ladybug cling stamps whilst you can at the bargain price of  £1, it will be your last ever chance! (Sniff,sniff,sniff, totes emosh!)
There are some ribbons and other embellishments available in the sale too!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Markerpop 51, Copics/anything goes,
GI August, Birthday.

I'm going to be sharing some of my previous makes over the next few weeks, share some of the wonderful images that I've been lucky enough to have been able to use over the last few years.

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(Please scroll down for my previous post today)

Just Add Some Ribbon, You Could Win £40

The challenge for September at Lavinia Stamps is
Now that's a nice easy one for you Lavinia lovers!

You don't need to have a blog to enter as the challenge now accepts email entries!

It could be worth £40 to you, all you need to do is ink up those Lavinia stamps!

I found the most perfect addition to
 my Bullrushes ,
 some tiny seed pearls and a teeny tiny sprinkle of flock for them to stand in.

I thought it'd be fun to give the fairy something to dangle from her outstretched hand so I masked the surrounding area and stamped just the one set of wings from the washing line.
I wanted to add a sentiment but my printer had other ideas, scanning my eyes over the pages of an old, broken book, I found some that I felt  suited the stamped scene.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TSM99, Special Occasion,
TCCB207, Boys,
TPP211, Tic,Tac,Toe, Top line.

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