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I hope to help brighten your day a little, put a smile on your face and maybe make you giggle!

I run an online shop selling gorgeous card making and scrapbooking goodies and I'm also very lucky to design projects for publications. I hope you enjoy your stop here and gain some inspiration! xXx







Tuesday, 30 November 2010

TLT! Our Guest Designer's Challenge!

OOOOOoooh it's Time for TLT again and what a treat we have for you today at LCI's challenge blog

This week's challenge was set by Caz, our guest designer for November Caz has caused a little ruffle of feathers this week and asked us to use the colour wheel below...

We had to pick our favourite colour (in my case this was er.... pink) and then choose the colour opposite this and use that colour to create our card. My only problem with that green was my other favourite colour!! LOL! I did start a green card but will keep that for another time, I didn't think it was fair to make a card using another colour I really loved so I had to get my thinking cap on. I knew I'd got some gorgeous yellow polka dot paper by Crate paper - Snow Day Mittens which I'd been eyeing up for a while... to use with my most favourite-ist stamp by LCI.... I know, I know but I couldn't resist Wellies Robyn! She just has this way of looking at me and saying, "I'd look great in yellow... please" LOL!

Doesn't she look gorgeous in yellow!? I used some Bazzill flock to stitch around the edge, something I'd seen my Lovely Ladybug friend Mary J do and I thought I'd give it a go as it always looks stunning on her cards. I used some prima e-line crystals and some gorgeous Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock in Buttercup the ribbon is also available at Funky Farm.

The sentiment is also by LCI, how sweet is the bubbly 2!? LCI has an offer on for December too, buy one stamp, get one half price perfect for Chsirtmas pressies!

I glossed Robyn's brollie up and what card wouldn't be complete without glittered rain!! Oh I just love her!

I hope you'll take the time to check out my Lovely Ladybug's blogs too (see the right hand side) and also click the link above and go to the challenge blog and take part - you never know, you might win!
That's all from me today
xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

TLT - A sketch (and better late than never!)

Hello everyone, I hope each of you are well and looking forward to what we have in store for you today at TLT - The LCI Challenge Blog

This week's challenge is set by the lovely Michele, she's wonderful, full of naughty antics and is so much fun!

I've been feeling rather under the weather recently, I've had so much on and been hindered by my own illness and Grace being poorly too. A few early nights will help though and I'm off as soon as I'm A Celebrity finishes! (Is anyone else glued to it?!)

Anyway, here's Michele's challenge sketch:


And here is my rather late interpretation!


I had to use Wellies Robyn - she's my favourite stamp and I'd been getting withdrawal symptoms from not having used her recently and so I couldn't resist! You can get Wellies Robyn from LCI and the sentiment is also by LCI!
I decided to add some texture to the card by using ribbon (and ruffle just part of it), buttons and more ribbon (you know my obsession for ribbon!)
The papers are by Echo Park and you can get them from Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn.

You can join in with the challenges at TLT (see link above) and please visit my fellow Lovely Ladybugs and share the Ladybug Love. I'll be hopping over to their blogs tomorrow to apologise and comment on their gorgeous creations!

Bye for now xx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Time for TLT - This week it's Sue's Challenge!

Hello! Another week has been and gone, my goodness, before we know it Christmas will be upon us (not that I mind because I love Christmas and it's even more lovely now that we have Grace, there's something magical when Christmas involves children!)

This week's challenge has been set by Sue and the theme for us Lovely Ladybugs is Christmas Sparkle!

I've had my idea planned in my head for a few weeks now, I knew which stamp I was going to use, the colours etc. Time has been in short supply this week and I've not been well either. Anyway, I loved this challenge and had great fun producing my card!

Here it is....
I used the beautiful Graceful Skating Ruby (LCI) - I kept colouring to a minimum and just coloured her face/skin/hair, a touch of grey on the mountains, the cute bird and her clothing.
I added blue glitter to her hat and coat, sugar coating glitter to the ice, stickles to the mountains and trees and glamour dust to Ruby's wings - LOTS of sparkle!!!
I used Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock in Powder Blue and Dark Denim (there are 5 shades which I'd recommend to use together and all are available HERE they are Frost, Powder Blue, Slate, Dark Denim and Shadow)
I also used some gorgeous epoxy dots and Swarovski by LCI (here) and some gorgeous new Snowflake Trim by May Arts (here) I also used this beautiful soft and shimmery ribbon which I thought was perfect for the theme!


I hope I've done the "sparkle" justice! Remember to take a look at my other Lovely Ladybugs blogs too and leave some Ladybug Love!!! Also check out TLT's Challenge blog and play along with this week's challenge!

That's it from me for now. Hope everyone is well! xx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

TLT - Ribbon Challenge!

Oooooh it's Tuesday again and time for TLT! Totally Ladybug Tuesday!
It's the lovely Anita's challenge this week and she has chosen the theme - ribbon! (Which was one of my original thoughts for a challenge but I was pipped to it and so came up with my nice challenge a few weeks back ha ha!)

Anyway, you can now join in with the Lovely Ladybugs' challenges at our Challenge Blog  HERE! and also please check out what my other teamies have come up with this week too! (Check out the challenge blog or sidebar for links to their blogs!)

So here is my interpretation....

I decided to add two types of ribbon to my card, the first is the beautiful chiffon/organza ribbon which is two toned. And the second is the cute roses at the bottom of the card.
How gorgeous is Nikki in this image?! It's called Nikki & Buttercup building a snowman and you can buy them here
I made the roses using some Bo Bunny double dot ribbon (see the Funky Farm website for the entire collection of ribbon!)
I used some Basic Grey Christmas papers which I think were last years or the year before's?!

I added lots and lots of glitter and stickles and don't you just love Buttercup, she's got a tiny bit of mud at the bottom of her coat - a bath for that pooch when she gets home!

So what do you think? I hope you have as much fun producing a card with ribbon as I did!! Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with at TLT!
Hayley x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

TLT - Challenge Blog & A Blog Hop eeeeeek!!

Oh my goodness!!! What a week! Well I guess we'll get straight into today's post and it's a Tuesday and that can only mean one thing - It's TLT!!! Totally Ladybug Tuesday and a special day for Ladybug Crafts Ink as we're firstly celebrating the launch of the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog - CLICK HERE AND the launch of a new stamp collection by Ladybug Crafts Ink! What a treat!!!

So firstly on this blog hop you should have arrived here from my lovely Ladybug friend PINKY and if you haven't you need to go back to the start and begin this fun trip! CLICK HERE FOR THE BEGINNING

This week to celebrate the launch of the new collection of stamps we were each given a stamp from the launch and Mary J set the challenge for this weeks' TLT which was a sketch... with a twist! We had to decorate the inside of our card too!!

This is the sketch Mary J came up with...

And this is my take using the gorgeous new stamp! Nikki with the rather handsome man in her life... Ben!


Don't they look perfect together!?
I used some of my favourite Christmas papers by Bo Bunny and wanted to play a little bit with the challenge and decided the hearts were a good idea for a love theme! Sooooo, what do you think? I hope Mary J likes my take on her challenge!!!

I decided to give Ben a little "designer stubble" lol!!! I added some stickles to the mistletoe and Nikki's hat, I couldn't resist using glitter (or the sewing machine!)
So, for the twist we had to decorate the inside of the card...

I used the very first border punch I ever bought for this one! (I'd forgotten until recently that I had it!!)
I thought the holly worked well!
So you're asking what do you need to do in order to win some fabulous new goodies!???

Well So onto the rules of the Hop - which are...


1) Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of our blog hop posts.

2) Leave a comment at the bottom of the TLT post telling us which is your favourite image.

3) Display the blog hop banner which is at the top of the TLT challenge blog post on your blog either in a post or on your side bar.

The Prize is all 5 images in the new release!!! Couldn't be easier eh?!
The hop will close 9am GMT on Monday 8th NOV and the winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 9th NOV

One of our Lovely Ladybug's Gaelle is away on her Honeymoon for the next couple of weeks (such a lucky lady!) but she has produced her card for the challenge and I know Gaelle would love a share of the Ladybug Love so please visit her blog and share your comments with her too!

Sooooooo - where do you go next... to my lovely Ladybug friend Michele (across the pond!)
Don't forget to take part in our challenge on the TLT challenge blog too!!!!! There's another fabulous opportunity to win a prize!!!
Thank you for visiting