Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday ~ Going Dotty

Time for another Totally Ladybug tuesday!!

This week it is the lovely Lisa's turn to chose a challenge and she chose Going Dotty!!

I loved this challenge so much I made not just 1 card, but 3!! I hoped to get a fourth done but ran out of time!!

So here goes!

Jack chasing frog, this was my original challenge card.

I love this card, I tried to be clever using chalk ink on the image, blue or sky and wheat for the ground, I did this before colouring the image and then worried it would look rubbish, but it looks so much better in real life! I also added buttons over the top of the button paper which if you click on the paper you will see it in the enlargened image! I added stickles to the image, and twine to the top and bottom button, which you can also get from Ladybug Crafts Ink - here 

Then we have card number 2

 Similar layout, but slightly different, this one using Cheeky Jack, I just couldn't get this one to look right, so I kept adding bits to it and eventually liked it!

Then onto card number 3

Ok so I love this one!! it just fell together, using the same papers as the previous 2, I punched a border using my MS zig zag punch, inked up Jack and his wagon and added some cream Jute, added 2 large orange buttons to the top corners and bobs your uncle!! 

Thats it from me, remember to hop on over the the challenge blog and join in the fun, and whilst you are there look at the megamazing projects from the other ladybugs!! 

I would like to enter these into the following challenges.

Top picture - 
Lets ink it up - Embellish it
Bottom picture - 
The Crazy Challenge - Cards for men
Cards for men - Circles
By the cute & girly - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - Punches & Dies
Here come the boys - Anything goes
Papertake weekly - Anything goes


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Tams - how busy have you been .. i love it when you use Jack as you make such fun cards ..love the buttons - so cute
Lisa x

Mary J said...

Flabby, flabby, flabby Tams! They are all so gorgeous and brilliant layouts!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Tams, my fave is the top one but I do love them all, love the bold papers and colours xxx

theCook said...

wooo! Jack is a real star! Love your button paper!

Karen said...

WOW!! 3 brilliant cards. I love the layouts and those papers are fab! Jack is such a cutie xxx

Scrappy Scatty said...

what lovely cards
love the images

Chocolate Orange said...

Gorgeous cards as always Tams.. I might have to join in since the theme is going Dotty lol ;O) Or gone dotty in my case ;O)
Choccy xx

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Fantastic cards, love the layout and the colour combo's! Thank you for joining us at Here Come The Boys. Woo xx

pinky said...

Your're calling me a show off lol. The pot calling the cat black me thinks!! How did you get time to do 3 cards, they are just gorgeous. Love the button papers!!

pinky said...

Sorry lol calling the kettle black lol not the poor old cat!

Amanda R said...

Too cute Tams! You were busy but I guess now you have a few boy cards on hand! Love the color selections, that orange is so pretty!

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards, love the stamps you've used. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous cards! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

KelsMakes!!! said...

These are just fab! Love the images and colouring! Thanks for paying along at The Crazy Challenge this week.

tampatha said...

I really love this! Great coloring effect with the chalk and I really love the DP and images.Thanks for joining our masculine challenge at The Crazy Challenge this week and hope to see you again.

Sue said...

Wow Tams, you have been busy!! great selection of cards, love 'em all :-) Sue xx

Teresa said...

These are all fabulous, what great little images, love them! Thanks for joining us at HCTB's first challenge
Teresa xx

Pami said...

Fabulous Tams!! I just love the button paper, its so cute! Love the layouts as well. Teachers Pet this week I think!! Pami x

Kitty said...

Fabulous, love the papers perfect for a lil fella!

Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men Challenges and hope to see you for the next one!

Kitty xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow both cards are fab. Love the images and your colour combo.
Diane :-) xx

Anita said...

Fabulous card Tams. I love that image and the chalk is perfect ... really makes Jack pop off the page. Pretty dp too.

Whimsey said...

Goodness girly - you made enough cards to cover for Hayley and me. :D

LOVE them all; such great colors; you use Jack so well! Love the DP!!


Addams said...

Lovely card, great backing papers

Lynne said...

These are all gorgeous!! love the buttons on all of them - just fab!! thanks for joining in on our first challenge at HCTB - hope to see you again :)
Lynne xx

Shirl said...

What a fun image love your colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Patricia St Martin said...

you have a fun image and a really cute one also. Love the way you put all the buttons. We love seeing your creations. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Sharon said...

Wow, loving all the cards.
Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Here Comes The Boys, and I hope we will see you again.
Sharon x

WeirdCat said...

Fab cards, love those images, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Sharon said...

All three cards are just too CUTE! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up Challenge #14.
Stamping Hugs,
Sharon G.