Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday

Hello everyone!  Today is Totally Ladybug Tuesday and it's a big day over at the  Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  Not only is it our very FIRST challenge, but Kerry also has a release of new stamps and we are having a Blog Hop to celebrate!  There are five new stamps and the DT used them this week for the challenge.  I used Mistletoe Nikki and Ben for my card.  Isn't this the sweetest image?

Mary J chose the challenge this week and she chose a sketch, with a twist...she also asked that we decorate the inside of our card.  Mary J always decorates the inside of her cards and believe me, they are always gorgeous! 

I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I added some stickles to the berries and to the flower on Nikki's hat.  I punched out some snowflakes and covered them with Glamour Dust.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch and added some cream ribbon. .

Here's how I decorated the inside of my card:

As you follow along in the Blog Hop, you'll get to see what the Ladybugs created with the other beautiful new stamps.  You should have arrived at my blog from Caz's blog.  If not, go back and start at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.

Here are the rules of the Blog Hop:
-  Visit each of the DT members and leave a comment on each of their blogs
-  Leave a comment on The Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog, telling us which of the images is your favorite
-  Display the Blog Hop banner on your blog, either in a post or on your sidebar (the banner is at the top of my sidebar)

The Blog Hop closes at 9 am GMT on Monday, November 8, 2010.  The winner will be announced at 9 am GMT on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.  Next, you will want to visit Kerry's blog.  

To read about the prizes you can win, check out the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  If you get lost along the way, here's the order of the hop:

          Mary J
          Anita (me)

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
ABC Challenge  -  G is for Glitter
Cowgirl Up Challenge  -   Bling It On
Craft Your Passion Challenge #30  -  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  -  Let's Punch It
Digi Doodle Challenge #31  -  Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers #40  -  Before Copics
Incy Wincy Challenge #66  -  Anything Goes
Inktegrity Hump Day Inspiration #20  -  Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge #26  -  Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #104  -  Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #37  -  Christmas
Simon Says Stamp  -  Punch 'Em
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #27  -  Holiday Card
The Shabby Tea Room Week #34  -  Country Kitchen
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #40  -  Bling It On
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge  -  Sparkle

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Mistletoe Nikki and Ben
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stickles, MS edge punch, snowflake punches, ribbon, Glamour Dust


Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous card Anita - the colours and colouring is stunning. Love the snowflake border on the inside
Lisa ;)

Kerry said...

{thud} that's my jaw dropping Anita!! This is just stunnaliciously magnifilicious. I love love love the colours and that bow is perfect! The colouring is not up to your usual standard though hee hee :-D xx

Annika said...

What a gorgeous lovey-dovey image!! These are notoriously hard to find. Your colouring is just gorgeous and I really like the inside as well. A lot of love has gone into that card!

Helen Ann said...

I love this card, it's stunning, love the papers and the bows the colours work so well with this image. All warm and cosy looking lol
Hel x

Pami said...

What a fantastic card, I LOVE the colours, it just goes together so well. Love the snowflakes and the ribbon, all of it really!! and the iside looks as good! I reall am inspired to decorate the inside of my cards now, Thank you! Pami x

Julye said...

Fab card love the mistletoe touch, thanks for sharing.

Mary J said...

Wonderful card, Anita! Brilliant use of the border punch on the inside of the card - you've got a massive thumbs up from me on the sketch and the inside!!

Rusty said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Absolutely beautiful!! xx

Emily Keaton said...

A very sweet image for a super sweet card, Anita! I just love those pretty papers you used. Fantastic :)

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Oh my goodness Anita!!! Take a look at the colours on my card and compare our Nikkis!!!!! Spooooooooky ;)
And you even used stickles on exactly the same places that I used stickles! (Have we been hacking each other's photos lol!?) Ben isn't quite the same though, if I'd have flipped the colours of his jacket/trousers though....
Brilliant card and love the papers...

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet. Love the colours you have used. Hazelxox

Dana said...

Wow! Your coloring of this image is fab!! I love your dp also : )
Congrats to you and all of your teamies on the new challenge blog! Very excited for all of you!

Whimsey said...

GREAT card; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors and that ribbon is perfect! She's wearing UGG boots!! :D

Great coloring, beautiful inside and out!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful clean card Anita. I love the snowflakes and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Debbie said...

So very lovely! What a pretty image!! Thanks for sharing with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Susan Allan said...

Lovely card and beautifully coloured.
Sue xx

orit said...

It is so cute. love the colours and the colouring .

Marianne said...

Very sweet card!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

pinky said...

Oh wow Anita, this is totally adorable. Love the plaid papers, love the snowflakes, love your colouring!! Do you think I love it!!!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is so beautiful! I'm with-holding judgement until the end of the hop, but I think this image is going to be my favourite, and you've made it look even more stunning with your perfect LO and colours and those fab snowflake embellishments :D

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card, I love snowflakes and the plaid papers. Great job!
Thanks for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Hugs, Rleen

ladyjanet_56 said...

what a lovely card takes me back to my younger days & lovely colours too, thanks for joining in all this fun at OSCC, Janet

Sarah said...

So very cute! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Valchen said...


Love crafts forever said...

Your card are beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT, and WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs, Nataliya

MaidstoneMum said...

What a great card, thanks for being on the blog hop trail!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous card, lots of bling bling! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week over at Totally Papercrafts, good luck! Heidi xx

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous card. LOve your papers. Thank you sooooo much for joining us at OSAAT.

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card inside and out.Fabulous colouring too.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun Christmas card with this delightful moment under the mistletoe! Great design, Anita!!

A fabulous addition to the Friends of Speedy the Cat's holiday card challenge!! Thank you for playing along and sharing your wonderful work with us!

cswenson2 said...

Hi Anita! This is different than what I think of as your typical image, but I really really like it and of course your work is perfectly beautiful as it always is! You have really been busy with cards this week, and they are all terrific!

Annette said...

Stunning card Anita, the ps is beautiful and the colouring is magnificent Annette

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sue Upson said...

Beautiful card Anita, stunning colouring as ever, and adore your choice of DP... simply amazing card Sue xx

cardcrazy said...

Just too cute! Thanks for joining us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

lalkygirl said...

stunning card,love the image ,the papers are perfect ,i love it
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenge
lalkygirl x

Chocolate Orange said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Christmas challenge. Good Luck !

Choccy x

cbuswell said...

What a lovely romantic card, love the colors! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Shelley said...

What a lovely card, the image looks great, they seem so lovey dovey under the mistletoe. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx
P.S there is some candy on my blog if you want to enter?

Suzy Q said...

wow, wow & double wow!! What a Stunning card, honestly you guys never cease to amaze me!! There looks as though there is LOADS of work in this card, just love it!......wish my hubby would look at me like that!! lol xx

Tinkerbeth said...

I love this Nikki and Ben! I think your card is wonderful! I never use plaid, because I am always thinking it doesn't look right, but now I will try it again! Stunning card!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awww, what a sweet image. i LOVE the layout of your card!!!

Cheryl said...

Anita, this is just a gorgeous card! I love how you colored the image.

Francesca said...

Thanks for joining us at OSCC for our 2nd birthday celebration with this wonderful card

Farida Rone said...

Super cute card!!!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creation and Good look.
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

Stampersue said...

Oooh this is so festive - I love the colours -what a great stamp.


WeirdCat said...

Love the papers you have used, great card,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Joanne Travis said...

I love your pretty holiday creation!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week.

skylife said...

It's a lovely image - they are cute couple ;-)Really like how you've made the down part of the card - with the bow and the punch.

Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Nicole said...

Great card - love the image, the snowfalkes and the ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) the image is very cute and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts and Simon says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Wanda said...

Beautiful card.. Love the coloring thanks for joining us on Whoopsie Daisy Challenge.

Margreet said...

beautiful card Anita.....lovely papers and fab colouring of that nice image....love your decoration of the inside....thanks for joining OSAAT
xxx Margreet

Lyndi said...

What a stunning card. That paper is gorgeous. So bright n cheery.

paperfun said...

Such a fun image. The snowflakes are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Jóna said...

Lovely card !

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Really like this image and your coloring work is amazing! Thanks so much for joining our WHOOPSI DAISY challenge this week!:)

Linby said...

I love it. Really christmassy and great DP.

A.J. said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

A New Crafter said...

Wow, what an absolutely stunning card, I love it! The colours are marvellous and the snowflakes christened with stickles a nice touch, the ribbon with the single snowflake really sets it off, beautiful...

Ger said...

ooh, such attention to detail and the little touches! What a romantic image too.

Ger x.

Roni said...

What a gorgeous card and I just love the colours! Pink tartan for christmas? Cool!! :D

Roni :O) xox