Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday

Happy Tuesday to all of you.  We have a new challenge for you over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Totally Ladybug Challenge Blog.  Our lovely Pinky chose the theme this week and she asked that we make a card for a child.

I used Football Jack for my card today.  Yes, for those of us on this side of the big pond, we would call this Soccer Jack.  But Ladybug Crafts Ink is in Scotland and so this is Football Jack.  Isn't he a cutie?  My 5 year old grandson plays soccer so this image reminds me of him.  Of course, I use the word "plays" loosely.  At 5 years old, I think they are there more to socialize with their friends, get a treat when the game is over, and collect a trophy at the end of the season lol!

Anyway, enough blabbering, I used my copics and colored pencils to color Jack.  I used my Basic Grey Max and Whiskers paper for this card ... yes, another pad I've been hoarding ... but I am getting better at using my papers, I promise!  Since this card is for a boy, I've kept my embellishments to a minimum.  That's so hard for me because I love the glitter, ribbon, flowers and all the glitz!  So anyway, just a button with a little twine bow for an embellishment.  For my layout, I used a sketch I saw over on the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog awhile back.  I really liked this layout, especially for a male card.  I have a hard time with cards for boys and men, so it was nice to have a starting point for this card.

Be sure you stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to check out the beautiful work by my Ladybug teamies.  I hope you find the time to enter our challenge this week. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Corrosive Challenge 101  -  Button It Up
Crafty Pad Challenge 106  -  Something for the Boys
Creative Inspirations Challenge 96  -  Buttons and Bows
Do You Stack Up Challenge 4  -  Patterned Paper
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 45  -  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday  -  Whatevah
The Crazy Challenge CCH52  -  Happy Birthday To Us
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 51  - One for the Kiddies

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink  -  Football Jack and Sentimental Numbers
Paper:  Basic Grey Max and Whiskers; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran D'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, Button, Twine


  1. oh he looks so cute Anita ,, i love the paper and that scalloped square
    Lisa ;)

  2. Beautiful card! I have those papers, should be using them more!

  3. This is a great little boys card Anita, the colours are perfect. Pami x

  4. Aww what a cutey! love those papers ... Jack reminds me of my son with his cheeky little face! xxx

  5. How sweet is your card, Anita?!! Tooo sweet! I was looking for those papers yesterday in my stash but I've used them all up - boo!! Love the colouring!

  6. How cute, Anita! What a sweet boy card. :)

  7. A perfect card for a happy little boy!! Love the papers and your colouring is gorgeous!! xx

  8. I love it Anita, super cute image and beautifully put together;)

  9. Too adorable and man you can combine challenges!!! Love it and isn't that Max and Whiskers paper just adorable - you put it to good use!

  10. Fantastic image and a fab card.

  11. Oh I love it; love the decorative square and what GREAT DP. Fabulous coloring (as ALWAYS)!!

  12. cute as a button, fab colour work too
    Thanks for playing along with TPC this week and good luck
    Anne x

  13. Love the little dude with the football (I'm from Norway so for me he's carrying a football)! Great coloring! Love the papers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  14. great bloks card - love the patterns

    kitten DYSU team

  15. Brilliant card and image thanks for joining creative inspirations

  16. Stunning card, and incredible colouring as always,
    Sue xx

  17. So cute! I love the papers! As always, your coloring is stunning.

  18. such a cute card for a boy! love the papers, colours and your colouring, anita!

  19. Wonderful card, love the cute boy image.

  20. very lovely card
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


  21. Adorable card and you have coloured that little guy just perfectly.
    Thanks for joining our 'Kiddies' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx

  22. Wonderful design combined papers. Very cute picture. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge this week. Hugs

  23. So adorable!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


  24. LOL, it's a fun age to watch, can't wait to watch my GD when she's old enough. Wonderful card!

  25. Great card, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  26. Hi Anita! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet patterned paper card with us at DYSU! Janna

  27. Lovely card, great image, thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

  28. Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

    Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com!

    Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


  29. Super Duper Cute!! Love that sweet image.