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Sunday, 19 September 2010

It's TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday AND my first Blog Hop!!!

**This post will stay at the top until Midnight Sunday 19th so scroll down for new posts**
Hello and welcome to the first ever LADYBUG CRAFTS INK Blog Hop. I am so excited I can't stand it lol.

The Design Team have been working and stressing for the last couple of weeks, chopping and changing their minds and ideas. I can't believe how some bits of paper and a stamp can make relatively normal (I did say relatively lol) woman into quivering wrecks...and that includes the seasoned regular blog hoppers lol.

The blog hop is to celebrate the first projects made by my new Design Team . They have all used the Mermaid Nikki image and I can't wait for you to see what they have created. They are all of a high stunningness and you will be amazed by the gorjossity of their cards rofl!

There are 3 prizes to be won on the blog hop - one stamp for each prize from the LADYBUG CRAFTS INK collection.

So what do you have to do to win? Its simple...

1. Hopefully by now you will already have the blog hop banner on your side bar to promote the hop. If not grab it now as that is the first requirement!




2. You must visit each of the DT blogs in order and leave a comment on each of their posts.

3. At the end of the hop leave a comment on my blog here.

4. There is a ladybug hidden somewhere on one of the DT blogs .... just email lisa.coe@btinternet.com and tell her where you found the ladybug.
***The ladybug is in the picture of one of DT cards...it's more obvious than you think!!***

Three winners will be chosen at random from 3 of the DT blogs.

The hop starts today and finishes on midnight Sunday 19th September. The winner will be announced here on Tuesday 21st September.

So from my blog the next step on the hop is the fabulous
ANITA. But just in case you get lost along the way here is the full list of the DT blogs in order....

TAMS


Good luck and most of all have fun!
Ok enough of that... lets get started!!!
Here's my card....


As soon as I knew Mermaid Nikki was going to be the image we were using I wanted to make another shaker card but hopefully a bit quicker than my last one lol. I had bought these little shaker box windows from Craft World and thought they would be perfect.


I cut out a square using a Nestie but had to do a bit of trimming to get the size just right. The corners of the plastic window were rounded so to disguise the gaps I filled them with Swarovski crystals. I'm hoping they kinda look like shells :-D


I wanted an unusual sentiment so I hunted through all my little boxes and came across these Junkitz tiles that I've had for years. I stamped Best Fishes using my PTI tiny alphabet with black Stazon ink...I didn't have an exclamation mark so used the 'I' again and put a crystal underneath :-D


I used beads again to recreate water.
I hope you like my card. Even if you've never left a comment before and don't want to win a prize please leave some ladybug love for my girls as they've worked so hard!

See you back here at the end of the hop and don't forget to email LISA with where you found the ladybug.
Catch ya later x

47 comments:

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning Kerry, but would have expected nothing less lol.
Pinky

Rusty said...

Wow!!! that is beautiful Kerry!! I am soooooo excited ... xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Hey there Queen Ladybug... well what can i say ... its full of gorjossity and stunningness!! Great minds think alike re the shaker lol
Gotta hop and see the rest of the girls fab creations
Lisa ;)

Crafty Chris said...

hi Kerry Gorgeous card love the mermaid and how you have used the beads.
Chris x

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Mary J said...

Oh gorgeous, a shaker card! I love that bling!!!

Addams said...

Great card, love all the dt blog cards too, what a great variety of cards there was and lots of different expressions of ways the image can look. Its definately given me some inspiration

Lisa Jane said...

Just wanted to say ... it worked ... !! Just completed the whole hop and all the cards are fintastic!!
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

Hi Kerry. Well how fantastic all the DT cards are! I've really enjoyed my first blog hop! I couldnt want to get to each one just to see what you all had done! Its interesting how everyone has their own take on it and can create such different cards from the one image. Your card, as always, is beautiful. I really am going to try a shaker card now!
Thank you to you and your team for all the fun and the chance to take part! I really should get back to work now! :-)
Pami x

theCook said...

I've never made a shaker card but I loooove yours!

Suzy Q said...

As alway Kerry you have excelled yourself!!! I'm not sure how you keep coming up with fresh ideas all the time but you seem to manage and i never get bored looking at your creations!! I've just completed my first hop and i've thoroughly enjoyed it!! I've seen all the beautiful cards and have got some great inspiration and new blogs to follow.....right I'm off for a lie down after all that!!! I'm EXHAUSTED!! lol xxx

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

LOLOLOLOL - I'm starting my blog hop journey!!!

I think we must have similar minds!! I thought about using that pp, then thought about a shaker card but coloudn't find my acetate!! And then I said to Simon, I wasn't sure about a blonde mermaid and he said why not make her a red head but I didn't lol!!!!

Gorgeous card as always Chief Queen Ladybug Ladycow Whiplash Kerry :D

Big hugs and Ladybug Love - off now to Anita's blog!!!! Catch you later eeeeeeek
xxxxx

Alison said...

Hey Kerry, great blog hop, fantastic cards as always from your brilliant design team. Only sorry I couldn't leave some ladybug love for sue and hayley - my PC keeps having problems with their blogs and aborts the operation!!!

Kerry said...

Thanks for your comment Alison and glad you enjoyed the hop. It's on till Sunday so maybe check back and try again. I know they'll appreciate it :-D xx

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

FINISHED Queen Ladybug!!!! WOW!! That's all there is to say really, All our Lovely Ladybug's cards are equally as beautiful, unique and as fabulous as each others! You've picked such talented ladies for your DT!
I might have to go back and do it again!! Xxx

Gail said...

Two words ,TOO CUTE

Hugs
Gail

Amanda R said...

Those shaker cards are great and the beads really make them come alive. Everyone has done a great job, you should be very proud of the team you picked!

Whimsey said...

OM Gosh - way too cute; love the gems inside the shaker box - soooo adorable!!

Purpleali said...

Fantastic cards from all the DT - It's put me in the mood to go and make some "mess"! Think I will have to go back and have another hunt for the hidden lady bug (at least that's my excuse for puting off the housework!)

Julye said...

Love the seed beads for water and what a fab hop with so many variations using just one image, very clever design team and super diverse inspiration too.

Anita said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kerry! I love the shaker cards and the beads for water are so perfect. That Best Fishes tag is the cutest, especially with the little gem added.

Rita said...

What a Great card Kerry, A Mermaid shaker card , its just perfect and the way you have used the little seed beads is a great idea. I really would like to say Thank-You to you and your super talented Design Team for giving us such a fun morning,its been great to see all the blogs and the different ideas prpoduced by the DT. Hugs Rita xxx

orit said...

Hi Kerry . What a great catd - love the shaker and the beads.
Thank you for making me a great journey between the lovely and talented DT's blogs .

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous cards I love the way youv'e used seed beads as the water. Just have to say I'd never seen your gorgeous images before untill the lovely Rusty sent me some stamped images to play with, can't wait to colour some more now.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Shaker card is fantastic - All the cards have been fab and so different - Well done to you all, have really enjoyed the blog hop
xx

snailzpace said...

beautiful! i never found the ladybug, lol, but i saw some gorgeous creations along the way.

Linby said...

Great fun seeing all the different interpretations of the mermaid, can't believe they are all so different. Love how you used the beads on your card. Didn't spot the ladbybird though!
Linbyx

Sue Upson said...

Love how you've coloured her and the paper is perfect. Glad you attempted another shaker card :-), and the beads on the corners work a treat Sue xx

Alison said...

Congratulations Kerry on your first blog hop and i... hop...(hee hee)...that there will be many more.
All the cards from your lovely talented design team are fantastic!!!!
Your card is lovely as always. Well done missus!! Your dream has become real xx

Helen-Ann said...

wooooo I survived and made it back to the start. All the cards are stunning well done to the design team, love the shaker card Kerry and the sentiment :)

Hel x

Julie said...

What a brilliant shaker card,the beads sure go well with the mermaid!TFS Julie.x

Fifi Folle said...

This is gorgeous! I've loved all the DTs cards, it's great to see so many different ideas. x

Julie said...

All the DT's makes were just STUNNING! Thanks so much for inviting me to join your first blog hog - it was my first blog hop too!!!

Julie (elysia2003) xxx

Karen said...

Wow Kerry, what a fantastic card and a great way to show her off to her best! Got my glass of wine and now ready to begin my hope.....catch you on the way back! xx

Karen said...

...OMG, what a wonderful underwater journey I've just been on!! The cards are amazing! What a very talented DT you have there Mrs O!! Well done everyone! xx

Gail said...

Thanks for the chance to play along and yeh I did find the bug.I had to look through twice and there it was larger than life. I quess I was having a blonde moment the first time round.Left a previous comment about your card.

Hugs

Sew-Ink said...

Gorgeous cards ladies! I had fun hopping around, everyone did a fabulous job with Mermaid Nicky!

Roni said...

Great cards everyone, I am so sorry I've not left messages on everyone's blog I have been trying, but technology isnt on my side, my internet's not been working properly for a few days and I'm typing this from work!

Well done everyone with the blog hop, looking forward to the next one! Roni :O) xox

Shelly said...

Kerry that card is amazing! I love it! so proud of my big sis! xoxo you take after me! :)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the shaker with the beads. Thanks for a fun blog hop.

Jennifer

Lindsey said...

Oh what a great card! I love the beads that you have used to make the shaker and that image is gorgeous! LOVE IT!
Linds x

Lyndi said...

Oh - I'm late - had a very busy week, but am here at last!

Love that wee maermaid - and the shaker card is great. The bead work wonderful as bubbles in the water. I've not seen these wee shaker boxes in Craft World, oh well - another excuse to shop LOL

off to the next stop - good luck with the first hop!

Lxx

bunbun2 said...

gorgeous card, I love the shaker card!
I have had a fab time on the blog hop and have loved seen all the DT wonderful cards. It is great to see all the different cards using the same image. looking forward to the next one!

Lyndi said...

Okay. I got it the wrong way round. Story of my life LOL.

Was meant to come here last and leave a comment - well ditto two above comment for my last comment of blog hop :oD
xxxx

A New Crafter said...

What a fun hour hour I've had browsing through the "hop" blogs, lots of talented crafters out there, and so glad to see the lovely creations using Mermaid Nikki..they did swimmingly well!

Annette said...

Hey Kerry love mermaid Nikki and the card as usual is fab, I am off to hopefully hop before internet gives up again hope all is well AX

Annette said...

I have had so much fun hopping, and what a fantastic array of talent, all the cards are beautiful and hopefully I will be able to check out all the blogs internet permitting AX