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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

TLT - Lisa's Challenge - Anything but square!

Woo hoo...can you believe it's TLT AGAIN! This year's just whizzing by lol. Before I rabbit on about this weeks challenge I want to thank everyone who entered last weeks challenge and for your lovely comments regarding the release of Baby Baby. Make sure you check out the Challenge Blog to see if you were one of the winners!

It's my flabulous co-ordinator Lisa's turn to pick the challenge :-D All I seem to do is square cards...don't know what it is but I love them but Lisa sent me into a bit of a tiz choosing the challenge - Anything But Square!! Uh oh...this meant I was going to have to think outside the box....outside the box ...get it lololol... Boy I crack myself up sometimes! Anywho back to the challenge....normally I would have done a circle but then Mary J did 3 amazing circle cards for the blog hop so I binned that idea. Tams did an amazing triangle card for my birthday so I didn't want to do that either...she would have accused me of copying her lol! So there was nothing for it but to use my Stampin' Up! somethingorother die :-D

Have a look what I came up with...

I adore Guilty Jack and only had one sample for CHA so decided to ink him up. The pp is Nitwits that Annette gave me for my birthday...thanks Annette!

I coloured the dirt and decided it wasn't dirty enough so added a bit of brown flock to give it a bit of texture. I put Glossy Accents on the J and the rubber of his running shoes. My smallest crystals were too big for the flower centres so I used teeny weeny Papermania shimmer dots.

This is one of my favourite tricks. I wanted something other than a plain button so I grabbed a clear SU! button and punch a circle from the Nitwits paper and GA'd it to the back of the button. When it dried I poked the holes through and threaded some PTI twine through and tied it in a bow and voila...a coordinating patterned button!!

So that's it...I think it still needs something but couldn't decide what...maybe a bit of smudging of the edges? I'm happy enough and hope you like it. Make sure you check out the rest of the Ladybug's creations and leave plenty of know we love to hear what you think :-D

I was busy last night working on the 'uniforms' and I have amazed myself lol. I am over the moon with the way they've turned out. I'm not going to say any more but check in tomorrow and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Catch ya later x


theCook said...

Love the "just for you" sentiment with the torn flowers!

Annette said...

LOL!! reminds me of Adam when he was a wee boy, he would bring me daffs and say "Special Mummy", they were always covered in dirt, HMM! may have been from your garden AX

Lisa Jane said...

Hey there - thanks for shapin up to my challenge! ( we best not give up our day jobs eh??)
Love the card ... the papers are fab and i just love that button .. will remember that technique.
Jack is just so adorable..
Lisa ;)

Gaynor said...

That's a great tip with the buttons, that's why I love Blogland. I love your card and the shape, and I love the new Baby Baby stamps, any chance of doing a guy set of stamps as well xx Gaynor.

Suzy Q said...

I don't know Kerry!! Where do u get ur craftiness from!! What an amazing idea with the button!! So impressed with that 1! basically no need 2 ever buy coloured buttons again!!! ...... Now... must get myself clear buttons!! Lol!!
Beautiful card, love the colours & your stamping up somethingorother die!! Lol xxx

pinky said...

You tackled the challenge perfectly Kerry, love your card and love your dirt lol

Whimsey said...

Fabulous; love Jack; he's so cute!!! Love the shape, very unique. Great card. HOW do you have time to do the challenges and get ready for the show? YOU ARE SUPER WOMAN!!

Anita said...

I love the shape of this card Kerry and Jack is just so stinkin' cute! The flocking on the dirt is a great idea and so is the button. Aren't you the clever one?

Pami said...

I am glad you and Lisa can laugh at your own jokes!! :-) Loving the card and I LOVE the idea with the button. I am so buying some now to try it out. I love the shape you have done as well. Flabby! Pami x

Mary J said...

I am so jealous - I want that die cut!!!!

Such a sweet and soft card - brilliant Kerry! (And the card too!)

Sue said...

Love the card - fantastic idea with the buttons, and just love Jack looking all pleased with himself :-)
Looking forward to seeing the uniforms :-)
Sue xx

Hayley @ said...

I love your card Kerry, the paper, the shape and those buttons are fantastic aren't they! I've used them on a few cards and love how they coordinate instantly!
Super sweet and very different from your usual :)

Rusty said...

Awwww there is my little Jack, isn't he just gorgeous!! you may have produced this little fella but he is all mine now!! love your card, love the papers you have used aswell, not the kind I would have put with Jack so one for me to think of in the future!! xxx