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Monday, March 3, 2014

Thank You So Much, Little Ladybug!

Coffee of the Day - Coconut Macaroon

Coolio news - I am a March Guest Designer over at the Love To Scrap Challenge blog! I was so excited when Leslie asked me if I would be interested. well yeah! of course! :)

The new challenge starting today is a really fun one. it's called 'Back it Up' and the idea is to create your own background using no patterned paper for the bg. wow! challenging, yes, impossible, not really. grins! Sponsors are Bugaboo (prize is 7 images) and Eureka Stamps (prize is 5 images).

I used the cutie Bugaboo image 'Lady Bug Flower Pot' on my card.  the bg was made with a mix of red and pink gelatos. I have found that I like to spray mine with a frosty glimmer mist rather than plain water, as this gives the entire piece an all over shine. once this dried, I used the inside of a padded envelope to stamp in white craft over portions of the card base. 

the few paper scraps I used are from the Basic Grey Serendipity collection, flowers are WOC, brads are SU!, and sentiment sticker is from SRM Stickers. little accents were made with both clear & black spica glitter pens and then stickles on the lady bug's dots.

I hope you will play along in this fun challenge by trying something perhaps new and different from your usual style. it's always neat to mix it up every once in a while! :)

Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Come and Get It - flowers
Glitter 'n Sparkle - add a sentiment
Robyn's Fetish - anything goes
Allsorts - spring is coming
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Cards Galore Encore - use a stamp or digi
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
Natalie and Amy's - flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity - texture
Sister Act - anything goes
The Stamping Boutique - use glitter (stickles, glitter pens, glimmer mist)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes that is square
Card Mania - use a sentiment


Penny said...

Beautiful card, Jen! Love the wonderful bg you created! Love your combo of colors, your design, and that fun image, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Leikkaan Mervi said...

So adorable springtime card, love the buttons and the scraps on the corner.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

Sue Bridesmith said...

Fab Design … Thank you for taking the time to join us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge as well …..
Suzy B ~ Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Barb said...

What a darling of a card, great colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge this week.

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous background, Jennifer, it looks so effective. Love the pretty papers too. This is a fabulous design!
Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug challenge. Jane xx

Sarah said...

Such an adorable card Jennifer. Thank you so much for joining us again at Allsorts for our Spring is Coming challenge x

Shuly said...

waaaow superb colors!! i looove this pink background and how the black label +lace make such a vibrant contrast on it!! and the flags on the left are great too!! your image is very sweet!
a beautiufl springfull card!
P.S it's the first time i've seen such a tiny sentiment but i love the idea cause you suddenly discover it, it's like a treasure find haha! :D

Cherished said...

Cute Creation. Thanks for being Guest Designer at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.

cass said...

Wonderful colour combo, great card, thanks for joiining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

bumblebee creations said...

Very cute card Jen!! Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well this week!! I hope you feel better really soon!! Thanks for joining our challenge over at TSB!!

Gemma said...

Beautiful creation love the colours and background
Thank you for joining us at Cards Galore Encore challenge 3
Gemma DT xx

FeistyCrafter said...

I'm SO ready for spring after looking at your creation!! This is super cute! Love the background you created and the colors, hint of paper, and cute little sentiment. Thanks for joining us as a guest designer at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

michele said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

Sheena Brooks said...

Fantastic job on the background! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

soccermom23 said...

Such a cute card and a neat idea using the inside of a padded envelope. Why can't I think of cool things like that? I'm glad you could join us as a guest at Love to Scrap!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Lovely card! Perfect for our Add a Sentiment challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog. The sentiment is tiny but I found it! So glad you joined us this week. Best of luck in the draw! We will have a new challenge starting tomorrow so I hope you can play along again!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Min said...

What a fabulous creation!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new LUCKY Challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

BrendaB said...

I love your background! Great tip on using the glimmer mist instead of water with the gelatos - I'll definitely have to try that. Glad you could join us as GDT @ Love to Scrap!

SOMA Das said...

Awe...this image is super cute………So pretty and so many fine details……love how you designed with all the details around to highlight the image…….. Thank-you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week !!!!

(Robyn's Fetish Challenge DT)

Valou ALLARD said...

Fabulous card! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish Challenge". Good luck!

Emma Dawson said...

What a fabulous cheery card! I love the pink and yellow together and that ladybird is so cute.

Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - good luck!

Emma x