Monday 7 June 2010

Ladybird acrobatics !

Hello to you all - I hope you had a great weekend in the sunshine.
Are you all ready for the world cup ? We're excited about it here - I'm pretty sure we've already spent a small fortune on panini football stickers and we have amassed a very large pile of swapsies !
My hubby and Issac sit for ages pouring over this book and I am certain that hubby is enjoying it every bit as much as Issac - if not more !

Well with the boys occupied with the footie book and the other little hooligan asleep I had some time to put together a card.

How cute is this digi stamp ? I love it. I got it from Pink Cat Studio - they have loads of fab digi stamps.
I've coloured the image with my copic markers and and added some glossy accents to the ladybird spots and eyes.
My PP is called ebony and alabaster - the way you look tonight - by Black market paper society.

I have also used my red copic to add a border to the patterned paper - I tried matting it but it looked too harsh - this way the pattern still comes through - I like this effect and will def use again.

The swirl was cut using a sizzix die and my bigshot then punched the circles for my sentiment and the insides of my flowers.

The sentiment is a clear stamp from a kelly panacci birthday set.

For the inside I used my computer to type a verse from a poem I found on the internet (changed slighty) author unknown. And added a couple of ladybirds from my lovely mums See-D's cute as a bug set (thanks mum x) and mounted inside on more of the patterned paper.

Think that's about it !

I am adding this card to the following challenges:

Crafty Calender - bugs & beasties
Craftalicious Challenges - (1st challenge)- New (digi stamp & PP)
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Punch it (circles)
Scrap Whispers - Fly away
Sentmental Sundays - New or neglected stash (new paper and digi stamp and neglected punches)
Crafty Creations challenges - Black, white and a splash of red

Thanks for looking x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


brenda said...

Hi Suzi

Your card is very elegant, this colour combo always looks so smart.

I think there is going to be an awful lot of footie sticker swapping going on the next week weeks, especially it we make ti through.

Thank you for sharining with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Berry said...

What a fabulous image Suzie! It's so much fun and the colour combo is brilliant! Hugs Rebekah x

chris said...

Hi Suzie
scrumptious card, as is your blog.
back soon love chris xx
thanks fr oining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.

Kelly said...

Fantastic card, suzie!!
Love that stamp!
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapwhispers x

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Suzie,
Your card is so cute and the colour combo is fab. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Poppit said... CUTE are those lady birds?! Loving your card Suzie....would make ANYone smile on their birthday! xx

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations in our Black , White and a splash of red challenge. Your creation is lovely - what a wonderful image ! Cheers Claire x

Crafting Queen said...

Love the image, such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

craftyb said...

What a fabulous image...such fun! Love your verse....thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

gina g said...

Great card! love the image and colour combo. Thank you for joining us a Craftalicious for our fist challenge. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

Oh I love this card, what a fab image!

Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Craftalicious

Jan xx

Ann English said...

This is so cute!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Unknown said...

This is such a cute happy card, love the image :-)
Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Craftalicious

Crafteezee said...

Love the colours and the image. Thanks for joining us on our very first challenge at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Donna said...

This is such a wonderful card, love the colours you have used and the added detail! Thank you so much for joining in with this months Crafty Calendar Challenge :) Donna x