Monday, 29 April 2013

My Secret Weapon.

I don't quite know where this one came from lol! 
I've been playing with the idea of not using my scalloped punch right to the edge of the paper for ages.

I just love the look that it gives, letting you glimpse the cream of the card base behind. The scrummy little remnants sit on my desk for ages,tempting me to use them in my makes, maybe that will be a project for the future? who knows. 

I have a confession to make though, this wasn't the greetings stamp I was after, if I wasn't such an untidy crafter I would have used my Woodware "Jane's script" sentiment but where it is, I have no idea,I'm hoping that when I discover the right hand side of my desk, the gorgeous delicate script will be there under the chaos.

The hearts are held with just a thin central drizzle of glue, "stitched" with my secret weapon.
Ok, I fake it, I pierce the holes with a pattern making tool and use my Copic multiliner to doodle the stitching. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CYP160, Text/Sentiment,
LTC63, Punches,
MIM138, Anything goes,
C4E19, Anything goes,
SS April,Special Occasions.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Less Chat,More Craft.

Today's post shares the card I made using this week's sketch at LIM.
No details are needed I think, this one speaks for itself!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
ATCAS11, Flower,
MTTC219, Kraft,
LIM117, Sketch,
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Framed and Flittered And Flaked.

Still not quite there with the results but thought I'd share the second of my FlitterGlu and Guilding flake cards. I was a bit heavy handed with my distress inks I think

 But how I just love the way the guilding flakes look on this die cut, you can really see all of the colours.

Check out my gorgeous Swarovski Crystals and pearls!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CFC99, Birthday,
PCB17, Birthdays/bling,
MIM137, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 25 April 2013

A Little Flitter

A few weeks ago my lovely Sister In Law took me to an open day at the Craft Barn. It turned out to be quite an eventful day one way or another, the place was heaving,but I managed to squeeze in and watch a demo by Kay Carley where she used a product called FlitterGlu, well, I just had to treat myself.

This was the card I made when I got home, wish I'd got Kay's photographic skills as my photos don't do justice to the gorgeous glimmer that the guilding flakes give.

Inspired Kay's cards I just tapped the edges of my Lavinia stamped panel with a sponge and FlitterGlu

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CRAFT204, Fantasy,
CRC44, Anything goes ribbon,
CTO109, CAS,
MIM137, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Have A Totally Happy Saint Georges Day.

Happy Saint Georges Day! 
In his honour Lisa has chosen the theme of the new challenge at Totally Ladybug Tuesday 

For my DT card I used one of the "Shoes and bags stamps" this is the first time I've used it, bought for only £1.99 in the stamp sale, can't be bad! The rather gorgeous ribbon is available here.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CYP159, Diamonds,
LTS4, Die cuts and punches,
MIM137, Anything goes,
S&C, at least 1 die cut,
LTC62, Bingo, centre horizontal.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, 21 April 2013

CASe Less Is More

A quick post for me today following this weeks theme for LIM to Case the card. I have to say that I was struggling with a card I needed to make for a friend's son and the theme helped me no end!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
AC, Monochrome,
C4E18, Anything goes,
Hobbycutz 4, Monochrome,
LIM116, Case.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 19 April 2013

Three,Stars And Some Buttons.

Evening all and a very warm and smiley welcome to my new followers, YAY!!!! That takes me to 200!
I'm sharing a card I made a few weeks ago but haven't had chance to share with you till now. Simple is the word but a simple that took ages to decide on, even paper on the number was deliberated on and replaced again even though the rest of the card was finished, luckily though it completely covers the original paper which looked dull and dowdy in comparison.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
DC, For a child,
CIOCB, Anything goes buttons,
Papertake Weekly, One paper,
FF7, Stitching,
MIM136, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Lou Says "Button It."

It's Team Lou's, challenge at Southern Girls and 
the theme for this fortnight is

As always,Trace has come up with some amazing sponsors for the challenge, the image, "In the harbour" is from one of them, Delicious Doodles, please check the challenge blog for full details.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CIOCB, Anything goes buttons,
Emergency Crafters, Nautical/blue,
TSS, Masculine,
ES35, For the boys,
LTC61, Guys,
MIM136, Anything goes/

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Midway Reminder (Revisited)

Evening all, please forgive me that my 
 is a previous make, I have to admit though that this has to be one of my favourite teenage boy cards ever, made for my skate board mad Nephew.
(The original post can be seen here)
Skateboard Josh is an LCI digi and you can find him along with many other in the Teenager range.

I'm using this card for the 
MIM Challenge where they encourage you to share favourite makes, new and old.

Thanks for stopping by,

The 70% off stamp sale is still on at Ladybug Crafts

Saturday, 13 April 2013

My Lavina Winnings.

Evening, I forgot to tell you that I won the first ever
 the other week, I was dead chuffed as the card was something a bit different for me. Anyway, the prize was £40 to spend in their "Shop", took me ages to decide but thought I'd show you the card I made this evening using some of  the stamps that I chose.

I did something I've never done before on this card, I added some mica powder to water and lightly sprayed my image,don't now why I've never done it before, it gives the most gorgeous shimmer. Not happy how it's photographed though, lol, looks like orbs hovering in front of the card.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LS2, Bright and beautiful,
CTB, Anything goes,
C4E119, Wings,
TPC162, Kraft.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 12 April 2013

Two More Trips To Go!

Morning,over the last couple of days I have taken you on a virtual trip down my LCI stamp lane.
Today's trip shows you the rather gorgeous 
maybe she's giving you the hint that you can buy her along with many other cling stamps at only 


Just pop the stamps in your basket and as if by magic
70% will disappear from the original price!

And if Ruby isn't your cup of tea,maybe one of the 
will suit your needs better, seriously though,at £1.95 the stamps are such a bargain, the most you'll have to pay for delivery anywhere in the world will be £3.50!
you couldn't take a bus ride for that ;)

I'm linking these cards to the MIM challenge where they encourage you to show favourite makes,past and present.
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Still Living In The Past

Ok, more cards from my archives and If I'm going to show you some more of my favourite
 I couldn't possibly forget Magnum!

He is always such fun to colour and I never get board of using him. On both of these cards I have also stamped the cake from the set to sit on his paw, the sentiments are also in the set, a real bargain at 

There are several other Magnums still available including Tiptoeing Lily.

I'm linking these cards to the MIM challenge where they encourage you to show favourite makes,past and present.
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Memory Lane, Trip 2

Evening, I'm back again sharing another trip  down memory lane, or rather another wander around my blog sharing some of my favourite past makes using stamps that you can find in the 

The original post where you can see this card using 

The other card I'm sharing is using "Make a wish Nikki",
there are lots of other Nikki stamps to choose from,  available in the sale at only


I'm going to Link this card with the MIM challenge where they allow you to share previous favourite makes.

Thanks for stopping by to share my favourite "Nikki" images, scroll down to my earlier post to see Jack!
Thanks again,

A Trip Down Memory Lane.

Happy Wednesday!
I was chatting to Queen Ladybug herself yesterday evening and she remarked that she hadn't used the "Jack" stamp from yesterday's post for a while, this got me thinking and so I thought I'd take you on a trip down memory lane, showing you some of my favourite LCI images that I haven't used for a while.
They are available in the sale at the moment and I wouldn't want you to miss out!

70% off is a HUGE discount!

Anyway, I'm getting distracted,the card below was my Guest Designer post, before Kerry realised that she just couldn't do without me lol!
The image is 
and is only

Guilty Jack is also available in the sale, just check out that cheeky little face:)

I'm going to link this post to Make it Monday
where they encourage you to link favourite makes,
 past and present.

 I'll be back later for another trip down memory lane.
Till then, thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

My Time To Host At Totally Ladybug Tuesday!

Morning,Happy Tuesday!
 It's my time to host the challenge this fortnight at 
Totally Ladybug Tuesday
The theme that I have chosen is

"Card For A Teenager Or Child"

I used First Car Josh from the Teenagers Digi range,
just perfect for my son as he wanted driving lessons for his present,check out the gift wallet I made for the vouchers here.
 I added the "Numberplate using individual letter stamps and with some clever cutting using square nestabilities 
I made the "L" plate.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
MIM135, Anything goes,
SnS, Use a digi.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 8 April 2013

The Same But Different.

A quick make for my sons friend along the lines of a card I made for a previous post.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CM18, punches and dies cuts,
CBN10, Anything goes,
LC87, Punches or dies,
MIM135, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Lime And Black.

My oh my, it's been a much nicer day today, fingers crossed that there will be no more snow flurries from now on, it's certainly been lovely to see the sun out today!
I made this card to fit in with this weeks "Less is more" theme,"Lime and Black". The swirly black stamping is a Kanban stamp, its first inking,shame the lighting makes it look a bit grey. I once again used my butterfly stamp to make a side on fluttering beauty, I just love it coloured with the lime green Copic with a few spots of stickles. The sentiment is by Woodware, 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
LIM114, Lime and black,
TG178, With sparkle,
CCEE1314, Wings,
ATS, Winged things,
CM, Winged things.

Fingers crossed for more sun tomorrow :)
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 5 April 2013

Not Such A Baby Boy!

It's our Son's Seventeenth Birthday today, where the time has gone, I have no idea. I can't show you his card today as I'm keeping it for my Tuesday post so instead I'm going to share the gift wallet that I made to hold his 
driving lesson vouchers. 

The wallet is simply made from bazil but with a sliding wrap to keep it closed. The Image is "First Car Josh" one of the "Teenager" digis by LCI. 

I'm using this project for the following challenges:-
BK18,  For a gift,
D4J64, Anything goes,
RR, Happy Birthday,
OBG, Transport, (ancient paper remnants)
PWC, Anything goes,
TT98, Girls and boys,
MIM134, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 1 April 2013

Almost But Not Quite Time To Remind You!

Evening all, I should have left my

 till tomorrow but I'm sure that Kerry will forgive me just this once as I couldn't wait a minute longer to post this bright and cheery card using the OH SO GORGEOUS 

I used Copics to colour then added definition using Polychromos. Boy oh boy, if you've not tried the two together, you really should, they improve the look of my colouring no end, I think so anyway :)
I added a doodled frame using my Copic multi liner  and then coloured triangles of card to match the image to use for my bunting.
I Love This Card!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CBN10, Anything goes,
DMC82, Anything goes,
MIM134, Anything goes,
Markerpop 20, Anything goes,
MHF, Make it girly,
SNS, Use digi,
KKKK137, Square.

Thanks for stopping by,