Friday, 31 May 2013

Killer Heels.

This is my friend's favourite image, whenever she asks me to make her some cards, she usually requests at least one of the "Killer Heels Digis".

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SFTW, Monochrome,
ITP21, Anything goes pink,
ATSAM, Make your mark,
FNF173, Girly,
Nutcrackers 44, Monochrome,
TTT102, Add a number,
MIM142, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Organised Files

Anyone that knows me will know that I'm a bit of a technophobe so when my husband treated me to a new laptop some time ago I panicked as to how I would transfer my files, anyway to cut a long story short my youngest has helped me to start the transferring process and I've tried to start organising my photos.  
Here's a card I had lost along the way lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CM18, layers,
SOC, No image,
CRC, Scraps,
CSD, Stitching,
AI43, Piercing,
MIM142, Anything goes,
MMM, Handmade embellishment.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

I Can But Dream!

I'm sure I'm not the only but I'm flipping fed up with the rotten weather we are still having in the UK, the rainy skies seem yet again to be here for the day! 
Seems ironic that I chose to show you this card today, made for my friend who has flown somewhere hot for the
 half term break.
This image is one of the few remaining in the LCI sale
Bargain at only £1.95!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
RCC81, Celebration,
TTCRD, Anything goes,
AI43, Piercing/piecing,
CMC21, Stripes,
CCCB11, Piecing,
MIM142, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Only One Week Left at LCI Plus My Week Three Winners.

It's been an exciting week at Ladybug Towers as 
Queen Kerry herself has become a 
I'm afraid that I haven't yet had time to make a card for the occasion but I have chosen my winners from the comments made on last week's card, shown again below.

The two lucky ladies that commented on this card are:-
Mary J
Please leave me a comment here with your email address and I will send you a copy of this image.
 (Don't worry, I won't publish these details though)

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 27 May 2013

Clever Cuts!

This card doesn't need much explaining, as they say in the adverts, it's exactly what it says on the wrapper lol!
I was rather chuffed though as I was going to mat my image onto the red Xcut panel, wasn't too sure about it but came up with the idea of using my blade to cut a line across the fancy corners of the die cut, almost to the edge,
 then fitted perfectly as if held in place by photo corners. 
I'm so going to use this technique again! 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
AI 43, Paper piercing,
CMC21, Spots or stripes,
CWLC43, 3+ layers,
MIM142, Anything goes,
CWWC45, Die cuts,
HCC7, Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by, 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Krafty Dies And Off Cuts

Not a lot to say about this one, just a last minute card for my eldest Nephew.  

A  few snippets of papers placed behind the tiny die cut star apertures,

Along with some papers held in place with some "faked" stitches and a staple.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CAS S9, Masculine,
C4E21, Anything goes,
CWWC45, Die cuts/punches,
CIP, Anything goes,
GL, Happy Birthday,
TCP, Dies/punches,
ATCAS13, Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Star Prefect.

The usual last minute request came on Monday asking for a card for the leaving form prefect from my daughter's class. 
Thought I'd have a go at making a rosette, so simple even without one of the fancy dies. I just used my scalloped Xcut punch and my trusty fiskars trimmer with the scorer instead of the blade.,I just cut myself  two 8"x 2"  strips of paper then used the punch along one edge of each strip, scoring in the centre and dip of cuts, made a concertina fold and glued together to form the rosette, simples :) I used lots of 
"thank you" stamps along with a "good luck" to form the background paper. The image stamps are Woodware"

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CC, Fancy fold,
Jellypark, Geek,
WnW104, Anything goes,
ATSM46, Anything goes,
WI59, Anything goes,
LEJ54, Punches,
OBGB, Song,(School's out for summer) old Woodware stamps,
DDC63, 3D 
MIM141, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Oh Baby, It's A Midway Reminder!

Morning, I really didn't think I'd have time to make a Ladybug Reminder card for today for the
I really didn't want to let the side down, 
it's just a good job the new
Digi images are so gorgeous as it means I could get away with a really simple layout. 

This week's lucky commenters who will each receive

Linda R,
Miss Emerald.
Please contact me with your email address so that I can send it to you.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CB, Celebration,
CCCB10 for a child,
ES40, No DP,
FF62, For a child,
MIM141, Anything goes,
CCH145, Baby.

Thanks for stopping By,

Sunday, 19 May 2013

A Little Something.

Just a quick post to share the gift and bag that went with the card in my last post.

It seems that every week my daughter comes home with at least one request for a friend's birthday.

 I'm thinking that maybe I need to start charging her, how much ironing do you think is the going rate lol!

I'm using this for the following challenges:-
AC, Paper flowers,
C4E20, Anything goes,
HC6, More than one fold,
Allsorts 207, True blue.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 17 May 2013

A Patchwork Variation

This Card makes me happy!

A different colour scheme for me

But a favourite design.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CMM69, Punches,
CFC101, CAS,
CC50, For girls,

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Going Dotty With Team Lou.

 Team Lou are leading the way this fortnight and the challenge theme is

Great Sponsors again this time, and the image I used is by one of them,
Lollyrot by Lollyrot
Now, I have to be honest here, This isn't my usual style of image and I panicked at first, that was until I got out my pens and coloured her up, I absolutely love her.

She seemed to magically whisper and all of the elements fell into place easily.

Maybe I should have left the flower without the flitterglu and guilding flakes, I might decide to replace that element.
I recycled a page from a battered book, it looked pretty fab with the guilding flakes and I'm sorry, actually I'm not going to appologise for my bunting, it's my indulgence lol!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CIO, Stash/2 or more papers,
DOC51, Sparkle,
CYP162, Children at play,
CC99,Pick 3 Embossing,distress, home made flower,
CC242, Lots of layers,
Fashionista15, Vintage or shabby,
MIM140, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Quarter Way Reminder.

One week has gone since the release of 
Last week I coloured Billie Blue for a boy so this week I thought I'd colour her pink.
The challenge is on for 4 weeks so why not join in and make "a baby card "

As a special treat, Kerry is giving away spot prizes to lucky commentors, the lucky ladies that I have chosen from my 


Please, contact me with your email address so that I can send you "Baby Billie's Hungry"!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CardMania, Flowers,
CCCB10, For a child,
ES39, Baby,
GIC4, Die Cuts,
KD171, ribbon and a button,
MIM140, Anything goes,
CC145, Baby.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Krafty Make.

I seem to have a never ending list of cards to make for my daughter at the moment, it's a shame as I'm going through a bit of a creative blip at the mo but what a good job the girls always seem pleased to see their names on cards.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
MIM139, Anything goes,
AYLI1, Diecuts and punches,
CRAFT, Birthday,
PPC 126, Diecuts and punches,
SAM193, Kraft,
HIMCR97, Scraps,
WnW103, Girl birthday,
TP166, CAS.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Who's Hungry At LCI?

"Why it's Baby Billie!"
What am I on about?
Well, if you called by and read my last post you'll know that today is a special day as the Queen at Ladybug Towers is soon to become a Grandma or "Glam-ma" as we like to call her ;)
So, to get ready for the new arrival, Kerry has treated the Ladybugs to a New arrival of our own,
The Billie that I have used is called

"Baby Billie's Hungry"

There are 12 Baby Billie digis in all and they go on sale at a bargain price of £1.75

The Challenge will run for 4 weeks and just in case you need to know, the theme this time is,
Each week that the challenge is on, two lucky commentors will each receive an image depending on which of the Ladybug's blogs you visit, I hope this makes sense but if it doesn't, check out the challenge blog for full details.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
AI40, Monotone,
DSC, For the boys,
FF61, Anything goes,
MIM, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Major Excitement At Ladybug HQ.

Please grab the poster and add it to your side bar, 
 want as many people as possible to join in with all the fun!

Hope to see you Tuesday,
thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Bunting And Butterflies.

Thought I'd share a Grande Scalloped Nestability card today, I love mixing them with my smaller circles and cutting frames. It never fails to amaze me how much more classy the cuts look when they're also embossed. 
The colour scheme for this card came about because of the rather gorgeous packaging of a "Sanctuary Gift collection" I received a couple of years ago. The orange just popped when teamed with the red and black. I wasn't feeling quite brave enough here though so diluted the colours a little by adding a large dose of white. I promise that I'll be braver next time and keep the white out of the equation, I think the mix will benefit no end!  

I'm using this this card for the following challenges:-

SFTW, Dies and punches,
TP165, Shaped card,
WW103, Girly,
NAAC9, Wings,
TCC16, Female,
ASCB79, Birthday,
CC17, Shaped,
CCT267, Fly.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Up Close And Personal

 Ok, if you've visited me before there's a chance that you've seen a very similar card to this one before.

This time however I'm sharing a close up so you can see all of the details.

The tiny faked stitches around the hearts, the doodled black thread dotted with a white gel pen and the stamped sentiment just balanced on the die cut flourish.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CFAS51, Monochromatic,
TSOC, Free for all,
DCD113, Anything goes,
OBDBSLC152, Needle it,
LTC63, Die cuts/punches,
MIM138, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,