Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Cats vs Dogs

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Please make sure you read this post all the way through to the end...you won't want to miss some exciting news!  Thanks for joining me today for TLT.  That's right, today is Totally Ladybug Tuesday.  Our Design Team has been having weekly challenges among ourselves and this week it was Hayley's turn to pick the theme.  Hayley picked Cats vs Dogs with a shabby chic/vintage theme.  Umm, hello Hayley...I don't do shabby chic/vintage lol!  Now, don't get me wrong, I think other people make gorgeous shabby chic/vintage cards.  It's just waaay outside my comfort zone, know what I mean?  Anyway, I've been stalling long enough...here's my interpretation of shabby chic/vintage:

I chose to use this adorable Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp called Catflap Magnum and you can find him here.  I colored Magnum with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and used a glaze pen on his eyes and nose.  My paper is from Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers.  I love this paper.  I bought the 6 x 6 pad, and of course I've been hoarding it (it's an illness, I know).  I distressed the edges of my paper and applied some Chestnut Roan ink on the edges.  I've used two small brass brads and some twine for embellishment and that's it.  No sparkle, glitter, flowers...yikes!

Now, as I mentioned above the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT has been having weekly challenges among ourselves.  But...that's soon to change.  We're starting a Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog and it goes live today.  Our first challenge starts on November 2, 2010, but you can head over to the new blog today for a chance to win this yummy candy:

Here's what you need to do:

          1)  Display this promo banner on your blog

          2)  Become a follower of the new Challenge Blog

          3)  Leave your name with Mr. Linky

The winner will be announced on November 2 at our first challenge.  So head on over to our new Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog  and check it out!  And don't forget that Kerry is having a great sale at Ladybug Crafts Ink.  You can save 15% off your total order through the end of November if you use the discount code CB2010.

Be sure you check out the projects by the rest of the DT.  I haven't seen them yet but I'm sure they're all fantastic.
                    Mary J

Thanks for stopping by to visit and I hope you have a wonderful day. 

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Craftalicious Challenge #10  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Pad Challenge #93  -  Distressed or Torn Edges
Delightful Challenges  -  Metal Mania
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #35  -  Anything Goes but Embellish It
Paper Cutz Challenge #63  -  Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs Challenge #22  -  Free For All
Stamp Insanity SISC31  -  Die Cuts

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Catflap Magnum
Paper:  Basic Grey - Max and Whiskers, Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, glaze pen, twine, brass brads, Nestabilities


Lisa Jane said...

Hi Anita - wow Magnum looks fab! I love that stamp.. and i love how the layout is like a catflap!
great vintage look
Lisa ;)

Kerry said...

LOL...Catflap Magnum makes me laugh. Flab card Anita...the colours...the straps...the twine...purrfect :-D xx

Helen Ann said...

gorgeous card, love the colours, and the twine looks really effective. Your colouring is fab too Hel x

Pami said...

Great card, love the image and the layout of the card. Fab! Pami x

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

Gorgeous Anita!!! You're the first on my little hope to see what everyone has come up with and I'm loving the vintage feel!! And those papers are gorgeous, I don't think it's an illness, lol, it's a widely recognised crafter's condition but we're "special" and it's allowed :)
Beuatiful colouring Anita and I love the catflap feel too! xx

theCook said...

Well done! Love the layout of your card with those two straps and their brads!

pinky said...

Oh its gorgeous Anita, you definitely got this challenge well and truly sorted!!

Mary J said...

Brilliant - your Magnum made me laugh out loud! You've brought out the cheekiness in him! I love those DPs and colouring!

Emily Keaton said...

Anita, what a fun card!! I really like the layout you used. That stuck in the door kitty looks so cute :)

Whimsey said...

Very well done - love the twine & the straps at the top; absolutely adorable for a Ladybug that doesn't do shabby/chic/vintage! :D


snailzpace said...

wow, anita, i agree - great job on the shabby chic look! the distressing and colours are perfect and your colouring is beautifully done, as always.

Josephine said...

What a fabulous image - bound to get a smile! Beautifully coloured too.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.


Hi Anita
A fabulous card,fab image,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Rusty said...

Oh beautiful!!! I love this image and very nearly used this stamp!! xx

gina g said...

FAbulous card i love the fun image. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Beth said...

LOVE this! It looks like a cat door! :) How perfectly clever! Great job!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity!

Paddington fan said...

Such a fun card!I love that image and am now off to have a look at Ladybug crafts!! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck, love Jacky x

Wendy said...

Well, you did a great job for something outside of your comfort zone. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at StampInsanity!! :)

Sue Upson said...

I adore catflap Magnum and what you have done with him - love how the whole card looks like a mini capflap, such a clever idea!! Sue xx

Annika said...

OMG, I love-LOVE-love Magnum!!! I think I need him like NOW!!! I'm still annoyed about the fact that I didn't buy that pad when I had a chance - now I can't find it ANYWHERE!!

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

Dora said...

Awwww this is really cute, I love that cat, he is soo funny :) Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Love it!! Super cute image and I think you did a great job going out of your comfort zone. I love that layout design and your distressing!!

rosalien said...

Great card, love this cat.:) Thanks for joining SISC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Cheryl said...

Your card is so cute! I love how it looks like a pet flap/door. Super creative!

Susie said...

Great card, love the image and colours you've used! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck x

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

Debbie said...

This is such a fabulous card - great colouring too. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

clare said...

Thanks for joining the 'free for all' @ PTD this week. Good Luck! x

craftybunny said...

Superb colouring and love the LO - it looks like the catflap he's trying to squeeze through.Fab idea.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Tammi said...

That image is too cute, colored beautifully, a great shabby card!