Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Anything Goes ... and a Blog Hop!

Good morning to all of you and I hope you're having a great Tuesday.  We have a new challenge over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  Since everyone is just winding down from all the holiday activities, we've kept the challenge easy this week and our theme is ... Anything Goes!



I've used Shopping Nikki on my card today.  I colored my image with copics and prismacolor pencils and then I paper pieced the shopping bags.  I used a black glaze pen on her belt and buttons and a Stardust pen on her shoes and belt buckle for a little bit of sparkle.  I stitched around my image and added a little red bow with a button.  I love this sentiment...isn't it great for this image?  It's also a Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp and you can find the set of sentiments here



Be sure you stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog so you can see what the other ladybugs created.  I hope you find some time to play along in our challenge this week.  You might notice that we have a new DT member today ... PamiPami joined us in November as a Guest DT member and she fit in so well with our team that Kerry invited Pami back as a permanent member.  We all missed Pami and we're so glad she's back with us! 

Now, let's talk about the Blog Hop!  We're having a blog hop next week to celebrate the release of new Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps...yeah!  Believe me, you will definitely want to return next week to check out the new stamps because they are adorable (there's a tiny sneak peak on our blog banner).  The blog hop will kick off on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  We would love it if you would display our blog banner to help us promote the Blog Hop.


Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Paper Issues  -  New Challenge (new stamp)
Paper Sundaes Challenge 50  -  Something New (new stamp)
Papertake Weekly  -  Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenge  -  Sentimental
Secret Crafter Challenge 115  -  Buttons and Bows
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 36  -  Use Something New (new stamp)
Stamp 'n Doodle Challenge  - Anything New  (new stamp)

Stamps:  Ladybug Crafts Ink  -  Shopping Nikki and It's Only Words 2
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Stardust pen, Black Glaze pen, ribbon, button

26 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

HI Anita - love shopping nikki , my very first LCI stamp.. The paper pieced bags look fab and i love the matching DP squares
Lisa ;)

Sue Upson said...

Fabulous card Anita, love the design and the papers and of course amazing colouring!! Fab idea to paper piece the bags - so subtle but totally effective :-)
Sue xx

theCook said...

Beautiful card Anita, love the layout!

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Gorgeous Anita!!! Those coordinating bags look fabulous and the extra attention to detail really shows how much you care and makes your card extra special. I love the glossy belt and buttons, Nikki's shoes and the colours work so well! x

Pami said...

Hi Anita, just fabulous! I agree with Hayley, all the extra attention to detail really does make the card look fab. I love what you have done with the bags, why have I never thought of that!! Pami x

Mary J said...

Oh Anita, this is just wonderful! I love the layout! Those papers are just yum!

Is that you in the January sales, lol?!!

pinky said...

Anita she is gorgeous, another one for my wishlist lol. Love how you have coloured her.

Rusty said...

What a gorgeous card!! love the paper pieced bags, and I just love her trousers!! LOL xxx

Whimsey said...

Love the colors, love the layout; your coloring is out-of-this world (as always). Too cute!!! I wanna go shopping with Nikki cuz I think she has money! LOL

snailzpace said...

this is a gorgeous card, anita! wow, such attention to detail - keeps you looking at everything. love the sentiment too.

Meahni said...

Love your card Anita. That sentiment is PURRRR-fect :-)

angelwhispers said...

Love it!! The image is gorgeous and I know quite a few who would love this card just beautiful. Chanelle xx

Helen Ann said...

I love it, those bags are fab matching the papers. Hel x

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the layout and the colors are gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love it!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Becky said...

She is fabulous..So isn't this card.Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

downrightcrafty said...

love the way you have used your Buttons and Bows thanks for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Happy New Year to you
Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

OMGosh this is just over the top ADORABLE!!! I LOVE that sentiment!! Need that one!! :)

Fiona said...

gorgeous card...fab DP and super cute imaghe!! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

Fi

Cheryl said...

Awesome card! I love the image and sentiment. I think I have to get these.

Virgo5 said...

This is fabulous!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Kerry said...

Super duper card Anita! The paper piecing looks flab and the pp is perfect. Love it! xx

Jill said...

beautiful card Anita love the paper piecing thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Gloria Stengel said...

Fun image! Great paper choices! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week.

Stephanie said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs and hope to see you again soon.