Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink ~ Totally Ladybug Tuesday!

Goooooooooooooood Morning everyone, today I have some exciting news for you all!!! but first I must do the usual Total Ladybug Tuesday post!

This week we were challenged by the Lovely Hayley and she set an awful challenge of Distressing v.s Vintage + Cats v.s Dogs.

I am one of the ones who panicked about this, I am a straight and clean line kind of girl, ok so they are occasionally wonky but they are always clean cut!! so this just screamed at me whenever I thought about it!
I decided I would use Buttercup, as she has never been inked up and I have had her for ages!!

The papers are Basic Grey Olivia which I roughed up the edges of on the main sheet with a Tim Holtz distress tool, then ripped the deeper pink paper which is also from the Olivia pack. I then used paw print twill which has slightly frayed edges. I stamped Buttercup in brown ink and coloured her in 2 different brown shades of copics to try and get a nice finish on her. I used ink around her to try and give it a bit more of a distressed look. I then added 4 flowers in the top corner and put in some little gems to the centres.
Sorry Hayley but I did try, although I don't think I did very well but the end card looks good!

Please remember to hop on over to the girls blogs and look at their fab cards, and remember to leave some ladybug love!

Now onto some exciting news .... 

If I showed you this button.

Yes thats right, we have our very own challenge blog!!

as you can also see from the button, the first challenge will go live on November 2nd, which is soooooo long to wait for such exciting news, so to keep you interested we have some candy to offer!

All you have to do is 
A)display the Promo Banner on their blog
B) become a follower of the New Challenge blog
C) leave their name with Mr Linky  

The winner will be announced on 2nd November! 

Oh and we need at least 78 people to be following the new challenge blog by the end of today as Head ladybug Kerry has a bet on with us and I want to win! LOL (nowt like a bit of cheek!) 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers
Corrosive Challenges - Get rid of white
Sarah Hurley - Colouring
One Stitch at a time - Embellish it
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Ribbons
Papertake Weekly - 3 of a kind  (pearls inside the flowers)


Lisa Jane said...

It looks fab Tams - i love that little image and the torn paper and inking/ That paw print twill is adorable
Great job
Lisa ;)

Kerry said...

I don't know what you worried about Tams, your card is flab! The colours are pretty and the twill super cute with Buttercup. xx

Helen Ann said...

Gorgeous card, love the torn papers and ofcourse the image (my fave), and that twill finished it perfectly.
Love the colour scheme too
Hel x

Addams said...

Lovely card, love the torn effect

Uma said...

gorgeous, lovely inked bacground and ripped paper

Pami said...

I dont know why you were worrying, I think the card looks great. Love the paw prints! Pami x

flourgirl said...

Than sounds like a really tough challenge for me too, but you have done a fab job!! your card is lovely and the paw print ribbon makes it look extra special xx

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

Your card looks FLABULOUS Tams!!! There's no need to apologise, I love your card!!! :)
Buttercup is such a sweetie and I love the Olivia paper and paw print twill! (It's so soft I can't stop touching it!)
Love the torn edges too and the flowers - you've done an amazing job :)

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card it looks fab love the twill xx

theCook said...

Buttercup is adorable and I love your dotted paper!

pinky said...

You did a great job Tams, love that little image and the great paw print twill. Brilliant!!

Mary J said...

Tams, lovely lovely card! Those DPs are perfect - lovin that ripping!!! Now I'm going to have to buy that Buttercup too!!

PepPop said...

Great distressing - I know what you mean, I find this difficult too. Joined the shiny new challenge blog too. Jaqui x

Whimsey said...

W@@T, W@@T - what a great card; love the papers you chose and the distressing really gives it that vintage'y feel/look! Great job!!

Anita said...

Flabby card, Tams. I love your image...she's so cute. Very pretty paper and I really like that twill ribbon, too.

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say , Thanks for joining su at sarah hurley
Lisa ;)

dragonllew said...

Fab card love that paper

Sue Upson said...

Love your card Tams, first time I had used Buttercup on a card too, and certainly won't be last!! I'm a straight line girl too, so also struggled with this one as well, but you have done a fab job!! Twill is perfect for these images too :-)


Liz said...

This is stunning wow
Beautiful project and great work Thank you for playing along with our theme at OSAAT Please pop back along play our prize winning game Very bottom of our blog post under girls cards Its fun and easy Two prizes to win and Good luck with our prize draw on Sunday too for more goodies with J sheen

Paula said...

i love this!!
thanks so much for using it to join in with us this week at OSAAT
good luck
Paula xx

Lindsey said...

Oh I feel your pain! Distressing leaves me distressed too! You have done a great job on this though, you would never have guessed the trauma the challenge caused looking at this! Never mind, you can always get your own back when it's your turn to set the challenge!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week x

Rainmac said...

I love it Tams, gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog this week, good luck with the challenge xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card and great embellishments, love the ribbon on it. I am glad you could enter our challenge at OSAAT this week.
Luv Brenda xxx

Chocolate Orange said...

Love it Tams !! ( You having a stamp you hadnt inked ? I dont believe you hahaha ) ;O)
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our embellish it challenge. Good Luck !

Choccy x

P.S ive bought un inked stamps off Tams before ;O)

Jose said...

Sweet card

Princess Scary said...

Lovely Card!

Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x