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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

It's TLT - Hayley's Challenge - Cats vs Dogs Shabby/Chic/Vintage and BIG news!!

Hey! It's another TLT and I can promise you an abundance of inspiration today. My Lovely Ladybugs have surpassed themselves this time (with the exception of me lol). To say this challenge has been challenging is the understatement of the year. In saying that everyone had their cards to me lickety split with mine bringing up the rear. I was soooooooooooo out of my comfort zone it wasn't funny. What I planned and what I ended up with don't match up but it's the taking part that counts right? I'm not sure if my card is Shabby...Chic...Vintage or Shabby/Chic/Vintage but I think the requirements are there with cats vs dogs lol. I hope Rocky and Ruby aren't offended that I've chose Magnum over Buttercup!

I hope you enjoy the cards....they are Magnifilicious today :-D

 I went with Basic Grey Wassil pp...I figured it fit the bill nicely. I didn't have anything else apart from the lace and the little brad loopy thing (which isn't sitting right :-d) so I made a little purchase on Saturday of the journalling tag and stamped a Christmas greeting. A bit of crooked stitching and fraying of the edges made it a bit more dirty looking {please forgive me clean lines!}

 I wasn't sure if glitter went with shabby/chic/vintage but hey...I couldn't give up EVERYTHING lol.

I bought some lace from Hayley ages ago and made a little lace flower finishing it off with a red button and twine. So that's my little offering.

Well??? What do you think? Don't you just LOVE what the girls did! The question I have to ask is...what the heck were we worrying about? lol. My little Ladybug's have certainly raised the bar this week so please leave them some Ladybug Love :-D

Now I promised you BIG news and BIG news you're gonna get! Are you ready for this...Ladybug Crafts Ink now has a Challenge Blog {clapping hands} !!!!! Lisa has assured me I am totally ready for it and that I can cope and all the info she tells me and it will eventually register in my swiss cheese of a brain lol.

The fun starts on 2nd November with our first challenge, but first we have some candy on offer and its so easy to win :-D

This is what you have to do:
A) Post a picture of the banner on your blog (and the candy if you wish) either in a post or your side bar.

B) Become a follower of the new Challenge Blog

C) Leave your name in the link with Mr Froggy.

Candy closes at 9am on Monday 1st Nov and the winner will be announced on Tues 2nd Nov when the first challenge will be announced.

Click HERE to be taken to the new Challenge blog
Good luck!

On a scale of 1-10 how BIG did I deliver lol! We are all raring to go and hope as many of you as possible will join in the challenges. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or advanced we'd love to see your work.

That was too much excitement for one morning so I'm going to put the kettle on and have a sit down lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by today

Catch ya later x
PS If you can stand it I've got more news for you tomorrow!


Purpleali said...

Hi kerry fab card, it definately fits with shabby chic!

It looks like the cats won the day.

I can hardly wait for the challenge blog to start - maybe it will kick start me into getting organised!!!!

Helen Ann said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, love the traditional Christmas colours worked really well with the theme.
DT did a fab job on what in my opinion is a really tough challenge (the shabby/vintage bit)gorgeous cards and colours
Hel x

Are we to become followers of the new blog now or wait till November (it's still on invite only at the moment) but have added the banner to mine for now x

Lisa Jane said...

So what was all the worrying about ?? Its flabby!!
I just love the aged effect and that crochet flower.
Well done Hayley i say for the challenge lol! All the Dt cards are fab!
Bring it on!
Lisa ;)

Lisa Jane said...

oops - my fault - challnege blog now open for everyone to see

Helen Ann said...

thanks Lisa, knew I'd forget to check back, will go and add it now, then best get going x

Pami said...

Hi Kerry, well, I dont know why you were all worrying about the challenge, all the DT cards are excellent!! I would not have known where to start!! Love your card and the little lace flower. The images are so good fun!! Thrilled with the news about the challenge blog. Was going to email you to ask whether you might start doing something like that, so very pleased!! Going to visit the other DT blogs now. Take care. Pami x

Suzy Q said...

OMG!!!! U guys just keep getting better & better!! Seriously every one of your cards are FABULOUS!!! I just don't know how you all keep coming up with such great ideas!! Love THEM ALL!!!! Lol xxx

theCook said...

I love your card! That image is so fun and the papers are perfect!

pinky said...

Kerry having to use that stamp instead of mine definitely didn't do you any harm, this card is just full of flabby fun!! I had only one magnum stamp so my choice was easy lol. Brilliant job.

funky farm scrapbook said...

Love you card Kerry!!! Gorgeous and extra flabby! I can't believe everyone was in such a flap - we should add flappability to our dictionary!!!
Now for me to conjure up my next challenge :D :D :D it might be a toughy but seeing how everyone came up with the most amazing designs I think we can cope! Fab work Ladybugs!! :)

Mary J said...

Great use of those DPs, Kerry! I love your wonky stitching (I bet you kept trying to straighten it up, lol!!) and the tag! Stop with the gorgeous stamps - I haven't got any more spare money!!

Whimsey said...

What a great card; I LOVE how you turned down the edge and used the brad loopy thingymajig; great coloring, great distressing - love it!!

Anita said...

Kerry, your card is flabby! I love the image and your coloring is beautiful. Your papers are one of my favorite BG papers (I've been hoarding some of those, too). I love the turned down edge and that lace flower with the button is it!

Rusty said...

Blown away with all of the all of the beautiful cards, wish mine had been better!! love your card Kerry, the image is fab and the papers are lovely! xx

Sue Upson said...

Fabulous card Kerry, I just love this image and good to see we tempted you into those tickets, perfect for this card!! Love the colours and the folded down bit - works perfectly

Sue xx

Karen said...

BEEEEAUUUUUUTIFUL CARDS, every single one!! Well done....and Kerry, what were you worrying for? That's a flabulous card! xx

craftyrufus said...

All the cards are gorgeous as ever and you definitely managed the shabby and chic with your usual flair. It's so hard working outside your comfort zone!! Nice to see you today, hope your aunt enjoyed her trifle

Lyndi said...

The cards are gorgeous - I love the lacey flower. Isn't it funny how the stamps look sooo different when using vintage-type colours.

Off to see new challenge blog now!


Meahni said...

How stunning are all these cards! I am so pleased I don't have to have my cards up there, they would pale in comparison!