Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Ladybug Crafts Ink first ever Blog Hop!  You should have arrived at my blog from Kerry's blog.  If not, please go back and start at Kerry's blog.   

This Blog Hop is to celebrate the first projects made by the new Design Team over at Ladybug Crafts Ink.  We were all given the challenge of using the Nikki Mermaid image in any way we chose.  I haven't seen the other DT cards so I'm just as excited as you to see what they have come up with.

Here's my card


I stamped Nikki Mermaid on watercolor paper and used Distress Inks to color her.  I added some glitter because all mermaids need a little sparkle!  I also gave her some pearl earrings and added some more pearls to my card.  I tied on a ribbon and added a little sand dollar charm to finish my card.

OK, I know you're waiting to find out more about our Blog Hop.  There are 3 prizes to be won.  Each prize will be a stamp from the Ladybug Crafts Ink collection.  So ..... what do you have to do to win?  It's simple .....

1)  Hopefully you will already have the Blog Hop Banner on your side bar to promote our hop.  If not, go to the top of this page and grab it now!  You must display our banner in order to be eligible to win.

2)  You must visit each of the DT blogs and leave a comment on each of their blogs.

3)  At the end of the hop, leave a comment on Kerry's blog.

4)  There is a ladybug hidden somewhere on one of the DT blogs.  Email Lisa at lisa.coe@btinternet.com and tell her where you found the ladybug.  *** The ladybug is in the picture of one of the DT cards***

Winners will be chosen at random from 3 of the DT blogs.  The Blog Hop starts today, September 14th, and ends at midnight (UK time), on Sunday, September 19th.  The winners will be announced on Kerry's blog on Tuesday, September 21st.  Good luck and have fun!

Your next stop on the hop is Gaelle's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Aly's ASC25  -  Sparkle & Glitter
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 3  - Girly and Glitter
Crafty Calendar Challenge 12  -  Blue
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #39  -  Whateva
Gingerloft Challenge #1  -  Anything Goes
My Time to Craft Challenge #106  -  Jewelled
Our Daily Bread Design Challenge 29  -  Sparkle
Paper Sundaes Challenge 35  -  Minimum of 3 Different Types of Embellishments (ribbon, pearls, charm)
Stamp It Crazy Challenge #5  -  Girly Girl Card

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Nikki Mermaid
Paper:  My Mind's Eye (Surf's Up), Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, edge punch, Nestabilities, pearls, glitter, ribbon, charm

50 comments:

  1. Wow absolutely gorgeous!!
    Pinky

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  2. I love this card Anita...Mermaid Nikki looks stunning! At the risk of repeating myself...your colouring is amazing. The border punch and embellies are perfect! Thank you for your beautiful card :-D xx

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  3. Anita, your card is amazing, the colours are the embelishments match her so perfectly! Love it! Pami x

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  4. Wow!!! Absolutely beautiful xxx

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  5. HI Anita - just wonderful... the colours in her tail are AMAZING!
    Love the DP's they are just perfect and that little message in a bottle is just the best finishing touch!
    Lisa ;)

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  6. Beautiful card so love the papers.
    Chris x

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  7. Great card, love the papers and the colours

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  8. Oh Anita, super super card! I love your pearls and that border (I used it too, great minds, huh?!!). Love how you've created sand!

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  9. Hey Anita loving your mermaid creation!! your colours are great!! I love the fact that it looks like your looking through a porthole (is that the right word? for a window in a ship?? lol) on a boat!! Very very clever!! xx

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  10. I love your wave at the bottom of the card. And I love pearls!

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  11. love this card, can't wait to continue the blog hop! :-)

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  12. WOW Anita!!!! Gorgeous!!! You've done Mermaid Nikki proud, she looks fabulous and your colouring is once again exquisite! She's gorgeous!
    Love the little detail with the message in a bottle - what a great idea! xxx

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  13. Great card - love the porthole effect with the pearls. Hope this comment saves this time!

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  14. Love this card! All the pearls really add a nice touch.

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  15. I love the paper you have used and the extra details of the pearls and charm is lovely.

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  16. Oh my how CUTE is that??? Love that background paper - it's perfect. Your seashell charm (I'm jealous); pearls & ribbon just make the card POP!!

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  17. Cute image and love all the details you've added thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a Great card and the colours are just beautiful. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

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  19. Gorgeous card I love the papers you have used.

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  20. Great card. love the colors and the dp.

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  21. Love your card , the colours are brill!
    xx

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  22. such a beautful and fun card, anita.

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  23. Lovely card Anita.Colours are perfect x

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  24. Beautiful, adore how you have coloured her, totally stunning Hugs Sue xx

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  25. Gorgeous Card - LOVE the tail and the message in a bottle is soooooooooooo cute

    Hel x

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  26. Gorgeous card, I love the colours that you have used. x

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  27. How gorgeous this is,fab colouring too,Julie.x

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  28. What a great image for a stunning card. The colouring, sparkle and attention to detail is perfect.

    Julie (elysia2003) xxx

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  29. Gorgeous card, love the fabulous image and the papers and layout look brill. Love the bow and dangly charm.
    Lyndsey xx

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  30. Wow, lovely card Anita! Love the colours you've used and the charm finishes it off perfectly!

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  31. Love the blue card, and colors, Thank you for playing along at stampitcrazy challenge, www.stampitcrazy.net Barb

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  32. Ohhh..very cute, love the colors and the pearls are a nice touch.

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  33. i like how you made the circle look like a ships window... well at least that is what i see when i look at it. love the colors too! good job

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  34. Great card and the pearls are a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o)

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  35. What a beautiful mermaid and elegant design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light sparkle challenge this week!

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  36. it turned out beautifully...thanks for joining us at Stamp It Crazy...

    Hugs
    Nancy

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  37. so cute and fun! Love the pearls and the little charm!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

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  38. Great card, love the image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and CYDA challenges xx

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  39. First - I LOVE the name of your blog. Got me giggling.
    And second - wow, girl, you are so talented! Amazing work - will be back, and often.
    Hugs
    Annika

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  40. This is so lovely and sparkly. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away and good luck with the challenge xxx

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  41. Love this girl!! Love pearls and that FAB bow!! Thanks so much for joining our 3 embellishments challenge at Paper Sundaes this week.

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  42. Beautiful card! I love the seashell charm with the image.

    Jennifer

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  43. Ohhh what a great image - pretty coloring too! Thanks for playing in the ODBDSLC with us! Have a BLESSED weekend!

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  44. Wonderful card! Just love that shade of blue! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

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  45. Lovely card, the wavy effect at the bottom really reminds you of waves...

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  46. gorgeous card, I love the image, papers and embelishments!

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  47. What a great card! Your colouring is amazing and i love the wavy border punch!
    Linds x

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  48. Love the colours on this card, and the wee pearls to embellish are a great fishy addition. I love that wee sanddollar charm - it's gorgeous

    Lxx

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