Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas Blog Hop

Well, today is Tuesday so that means it's Totally Ladybug Tuesday and the start of the LCI Christmas Blog Hop!  Our challenge this week was chosen by our Guest Designer, Jovita, and she has chosen the theme of Winter Wonderland

I used Nikki and Buttercup Building a Snowman for my card this week and colored it using my copics and prismacolor pencils.  I embossed my background using the snowflake folder from Cuttlebug's Winter Wonderland embossing set and added stickles and pearls to the snowflakes.  I cut mounds of snow and used Glamour Dust and stickles for some sparkle.  I used pop dots on my snow mounds to give them some dimension.  I don't think the picture really shows how much glitter is on this baby...but believe me, I truly had glitter everywhere lol!

OK, enough about the card.  Let's get to the fun ... the Christmas Blog Hop!  Since this is the season of goodwill, each DT member will offer a gift for someone to win.  That means there are 11 prizes to be won this week, in addition to the regular challenge prize!  So, you have two chances to win a prize this week.  First, you can enter your card in the Winter Wonderland challenge...and second, you can play along in the hop.

You should have arrived at my blog from Tams' blog.  If you didn't, go here to find the order of the blog hop.  Make sure that you have our LCI Christmas Blog Hop Banner loaded on your blog.  You can copy it from my sidebar if you don't already have it loaded.
As you stop by each blog please leave a comment letting us know you've visited.  Each DT member will ask a question.  All you have to do is answer the question, taking note of the first letter in your answer.  These letters will spell a word.  When you've finished the hop, email the word to lcichallengeblogspot@aol.com.  Here's a little clue...the word is related to Christmas.  You can play along even if you don't have a blog.

And, my question is ... what is the color of Santa's suit? 

Here is the blog candy I will be giving away.  It includes a Cuttlebug embossing folder, a 24-pack of 6x6 Daisy D's papers, two Martha Stewart tinsel glitters, Colorbox metal accents adhesive flowers, and the Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Cupcakes stamps with gems.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have fun on the hop and good luck!

The next blog you want to visit is Pinky.

I'm entering my cards in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 48  -  Snowflakes
Alphabet Challenge  -  G is for Glitter
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 7  -  Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Pad Challenge 101  -  Embossing
Creative Card Crew Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge 90  -  White Design Papers Only
Critter Sketch Challenge 44  -  No pattern paper
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #89 
Delightful Challenges  -  Embossing
Freshly Brewed Challenge 26  -  Sparkle and Shine
Iris' Spot Challenge 11  -  Holiday/Winter
Lexi's Creations Challenge 29  -  Glitter and Pearls
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 43  -  Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Challenge 71  -  Snowman or Snowflake
Paper Playtime Challenge 29  -  Snowmen
Pink Paper Paradise - Make it Monday #15
Pollycraft Challenge 74  -  White Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 14  -  Snowflakes
Stamps R Us Challenge 11  -  Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 89  -  Winter Wishes
There She Goes TSG85  -  Use Your Stash (pearls)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 60  -  Snow
Woodware USA Challenge 5  -  Winter-themed card

Stamp:  LCI  -  Nikki and Buttercup Building a Snowman
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, Stardust Stickles, Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland embossing folders, pearls, pop dots


  1. Hang on...just picking myself off the floor...Wow! This is such a cool card, Anita! Look at that embossing and snow scene - just wonderful!!

  2. Lova this image and the embossing is so perfect!

  3. love al the sparkle and the fun image too, thanks for shatring and merry christmas.

  4. The embossing is great and I love all the sparkle on the fab image.

    Nikki x

  5. Wow, beautiful card Anita, I love how you added the swirl embossing at the top!!

  6. gorgeous embossing and paper piecing - lovely card
    Hel x

  7. Love the sparkle and your coloring and now I HAVE to find that cuttlebug folder! What a perfect background for your image! Merry Christmas!

  8. Anita this is just Fantabulous. The way you have created that scene..speechless. Loving all the glitter, it really does look amazing. Well done you. Pami x

  9. So beautiful! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  10. Gorgeous card, the embossing is perfect. What a cute little image.
    Thank you for joining us over at Lexi's Creations.

    Good luck in the challenges!


  11. wowee Anita .. i love the embossing and the sparkle .. gorgeous card and beautiful colouring as usual
    Lisa ;)

  12. Wow that really is stunning!!! absolutely beautiful, love the embossing, love the colours, and that stamp is fab! xx

  13. Gorgeous card. it is too bad snow isn't usually as pretty as yours. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  14. WOW!!! (And SNAP!) Anita, I adore your card!!! It's megamazing!! Your colouring, those pearls and the stickles on the embossing snowflakes is brilliant!!! Well done xx

  15. Lovely card and very effective. I love the embossing and the snow mounds look fab!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time Challenge.

    Good Luck and Merry Christmas

    Georgie x
    (Crafting Gina G)

  16. gorgeous card, anita! i love the bright colours, the embossing, pearls and all the glitter.

  17. So pretty! WOW, the white with the pop!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  18. An adorable image, and I love all the glitter! The embossed background is fabulous. Thank you for joining in the fun this week at OSAAT. Merry christmas, Sylvia xxx

  19. wow! super card, love the scene you created and the blue pearls finish it perfectly!

  20. Cute image!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Woodware USA challenge!

  21. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    Hugs Tanja

  22. Adorable creation Anita... love the embossing and coloring.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Cutz and showing off some sparkle and shine at FBC this week.
    Hugs, Neeti

  23. Hi Anita

    Wow, fabulous card!!

    Love the glitter and the embossing is just gorgeous.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  24. What a fantastic looking card. I love the embossing and the colours. Great work =)

  25. ~Wow amazing card, love all the little bleu stones you used to lighten up the embossed background!Great take on our winterscene challenge of this week. Thanks for joining us at SSC and happy crafting! Gemma

  26. Fab card, love this winter scene, and this glitter , i adore!!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday .

  27. Love the card and all its white. Its stunning, off now to Pinkys Blog on my wee Hop Hazelxoxo

  28. Wow such a beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs Paula xxxx

  29. Wow, fabulous card! I love, love, love how you created the snow scene. Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch challenge this week.

    Now, the answer to your question is RED.

  30. Gorgeous card. Very lovely image. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs Nataliya.

  31. Gorgeous card - love the sparkle and the pearls in the snowflake centres.
    Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations with us this time.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  32. I NEED that embossing folder Anita lol. What a megalicious card! I love how you made the mounds of snow and I can believe the amount of GD you used on this baby...I'm sure you were wearing your fair share too lol. Beautiful colouring and colours....flabulous dahling! xx

  33. Fab card, love the jolly snowman. The swirls look great and love the added gems. nnalorac.xx

  34. This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  35. What an adorable card great use of the embossed papers
    thanks for the chance
    Nikki C

  36. Adorable! Fabulous image and coloring! Love how you used the embossing folder! Very creative! LOVE the glitter! Tons of it!

    Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!


  37. Pretty card, love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges

  38. What a great card! That snowman is adorable. And the glitter and embossing?? Amazing!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :)


  39. Gorgeous card. Love the embossing and all the glistening snow


  40. Hiya

    Beautiful card and gorgeous embossing, Ilove the scene you have created, thanks for joining us at pollycraft
    wishing you a lovely christmas

    Joey xx

  41. Wow what a great winter scene - I love the embossed background and your coloring! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA!

  42. This is lovely Anita, I like the way you've embossed around the image and a great idea for the snow. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

  43. Your card is so cute, wonderful colours. I love it.

    Hugs Monika

  44. Anita - Awesome job!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT for Iris's Spot!

  45. Gorgeous card, lovely layout. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

  46. This card is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and love how you color the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge. We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  47. Anita this is gorgeous!! I think this is the first card I've ever seen using this embossing folder! It is gorgeous and those gems, and sparkles and magnificent image!! This is a show stopper!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  48. Beautiful glittery wonderland...love that EF.

  49. Oh I love this card...it's such a wonderful christmas scene xx

  50. Oohhh Anita this is stunning! Love the blustery snow, awesome!

  51. Great card!
    Thanks for joining in with our Surprise Us/Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  52. This is fab! Love the image. Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!