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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

TLT - First ever Ladybug Crafts Ink Challeng Blog Challenge...oh, and a new release!!!!!!

{SQUEAL!!!} No that's not a pig that's me being excited lol. I never thought this day would arrive fast enough. All of us at LCI Central have been so excited to get the Challenge Blog under way and now here we are!!!

Yes, it's our first ever challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink but it's more than's also a blog hop to celebrate the release of the new Nikki & Friends stamps!!!
Firstly - you should have arrived here from the lovely Anita if you are taking part in the blog hop. My question is 'why wouldn't you?' as you have the chance to win all 5 of the new release stamps from Ladybug Crafts Ink! 

This is what you have to do to win:

a) Display the banner (which is at the top of this post) on your blog, either in a post or in your side bar

b) Visit each of the Lovely Ladybugs and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts

c) Go back to the Challenge Blog and leave a comment to tell us which is your favourite image of the new release stamps.
The hop will close at 9 am on Monday 8th November and the winner will be announced at 9 am on Tuesday 9th November.

If you lose your way go back to the Challenge Blog where you can see the full list.

Now the second chance to win ONE LCI stamp of your choice is by entering our challenge, and this week it's a sketch by the stunnalicious
Mary J

with the added option of decorating the inside of the card (however all the DT HAD to do this lol)

So after all that do you want to see my card? Well here it is...


 I can't tell you how many people have asked for Nikki to have a boyfriend. 'Ben' has been in the works for months now and I was so excited when I got the final image. See...I do listen lol. I call this image 'Young Love' and I hope you love it as much as I do :-D

 Only thing is Buttercup doesn't look too happy that Nikki's attention is elsewhere lol

{swoon} Isn't he handsome and don't they look so in love {sigh}

You can't see the sentiment very well in the pictures so thought I'd highlight it.

It was a must that we decorate the inside and this is what I did. I had planned on turning the card inside out to take the picture but almost decapitated the lovely couple in the process lol so had to take a picture this way.

What do you think? Is Ben worthy of our Nikki?

I hope I have inspired you to have a go at our first challenge. You can use any stamp in the challenges to be in with a chance to be in our top 3 but you can ONLY win a prize if you use an LCI image.

The best thing is if you don't have a blog you can still participate...just email your project/card to

I'm the last one on the hop so all you have to do now is head on over to the Challenge Blog and leave your comment.

Good luck everyone - I just know I'm going to see some flabulous work :-D
The Challenge closes at 9am Monday 8th November .. and we will be back to announce the winners of both the challenge and the hop on Tuesday 9th Nov HERE along with our second challenge.

Ok...if all that wasn't enough I have a Kerry Bonus for you. You know how my BFF was working at the SECC at the weekend and she came and stayed with me AND we spent yesterday playing? Well you might remember I told you months ago that BFF was FINALLY going to start a blog and encouraged you to sign up to follow her but until now she hasn't posted anything/nothing/nowt/nada (she's the only blogger I know that hasn't posted a thing but still has 18 followers lol). Wellllllllllllll...drum roll please....Karen has posted her first card and you can see it HERE!!! I think you will agree that it is absolutely flabulous! Please show your appreciation and encouragement (it might make her post more often lol) for more by leaving her some Ladybug Love.

Ok, I'm exhausted and I still have to blog hop myself lol. Hope you enjoy and you have a great TLT!

Catch ya later x

ps you might notice that Gaelle isn't in the hop this time. She's actually on her honeymoon (I don't think she's giving us a second thought lololol) but she didn't want to be left out so you can see her card here


Lisa Jane said...

yeah ... we finally managed it lol... and what a flabrooni , stuniliscious card full of gorjossity.. i just love that image and the look on Buttercups face " get a room " lol.
The indside is just as flabby! well done Mrs !
Have a great day!!
Lisa ;)

Helen Ann said...

I love the card it's stunning. Love the colours you've chosen and the image is gorgeous too.

And as ever fabulous cards from your DT

Can't wait to have a go at the challenge.

Hel x

Julye said...

Fab card love the colour scheme and yes I think Ben could be worthy time will tell I suppose only she will know if he's mr right. Thanks for sharing why not share some more and enter the creative craft challenges anniversary challenge they have some fab prizes . Loved the hop now to think of a card for the challenge.

Rusty said...

Wow what a beautiful card ... I think you should have sent me that image instead!! LOL xx

Mary J said...

Ha ha ha! Just imagining the decapitation!

Wow, just beautiful - adore the blue with the black - an amazing combination! You've really brought out the romance in this couple! And the inside - what can I say? Wow! Lovin' it!!

Pami said...

I love this card Kerry! I love the black and white and then the subtle colours of the image. and I LOVE that ribbon!! All the inside of the DT cards are just fab and has really inspired me. Loving all the images too!! And I'm so excited as I have one ready for me to use! Which is my favourite though!! Pami x

Hayley @ said...

I think Buttercup looks a little left out and jealous bless her!!!
Gorgeous card, love the black and white and romantic feel it creates
off to check out Karen's card, you managed to get her to post!! xx

Anita said...

Absolutely flabulous Kerry! I love your image and the papers are sooo pretty. And that big luscious bow is just perfect. You're right, poor Buttercup is looking a little left out lol! And the inside is gorgeous too.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card its stunning, Thanks for sharing with us. Off to complete the blog hop. Its been great seeing the cards. Hazelxoxo

Dana said...

Such a great image and I just love all your polka dots!! Congrats to all of you! I wish you all the best of luck!!

Whimsey said...

What a flabulous card; LOVE the colors. Where are where did you get the shape you stamped the image on - is it a nestie? LOVE IT! Such a fun, romantic card and Ben is "HOT"....styled after your own son no doubt?

Love it!!

orit said...

What a great card of you and great cards from your DT's - every single card and every image is stunning. To choose one favorite stamp? no way...I can't choose - they are all amazing.
congratulation for the first challenge .

pinky said...

Squeal squeal squeal!! Kerry I love the new boyfriend Ben, he is so perfect for Nikki!! Love your card, love the insides just love everything about it!! congratulations on your very first blog challenge!!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Just WOW, your card is stunning; I love everything about it! :D

Valchen said...

Very elegant card!!!

Annette said...

Great card as usual Kerry, love the colours, inside, well, how clever are you. The girls have once again done a great job, off to bed to dream up an idea for my card!! Annette

Sue Upson said...

Beautiful card as always Kerry, love the colours, so stylish!! The image is amazing - and so versatile too Well done to you and Lisa for getting this going Sue xx

Suzy Q said... romantic!! love your card, love the ribbon and the colours! Fabulous as usual!!
Well I've been round the BH & I have to say that your DREAM TEAM have done you proud again!!
Have they EVER let you down???? eh, no, I don't think so!! Well done everyone, been a pleasure xx

Tinkerbeth said...

Kerry, you never cease to amaze me! The black and white and the polka dots are gorgeous! I really love these new Nikki and Ben stamps. I mentioned in a previous comment that I'd like Allan to design a body for me! Nikki and her friends always look fabulous! OK, now that you've introduced Ben, will you think of giving him a few stand alone images? There are just too few good images for making cards for men and teenage boys. I think you'd do a great business if you try it! I can just see him with a bottle of beer, or in a suit, or on a hike. You and Allan take it from here, but I thought I'd mention it, since you do listen! :)

Tinkerbeth said...

PS Love the Challenge Blog!

Stampersue said...

Lovely card. What a great design team. Every card is fantastic

Elaine said...

Gorgeous cards Kerry and the ladybugs! Some great ideas and love the new images. Well done ladies xx

Lyndi said...

Fantastic card Kerry. Buttercup is so sweet - bless him LOL. Love the colours of the paper and image- they all work really well together.


Linby said...

wow-love the dotty paper very classy. Great new range you have.

Ger said...

LOVE this card. Think this image might be my favourite although I'm still torn ... Love the colours too, make it suitabel to give to a man also.

Ger x.