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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

TLT - Hayley's Challenge - Love Is In The Air

Hello and welcome to another TLT. Today's challenge comes courtesy of our Lovely Ladybug Hayley and her theme is Love Is In The Air.....awwwww. But before I go on I want to thank everyone who entered last weeks challenge. We had some flabulous entries and I'm glad I didn't have to pick the winners this week! Check out the Challenge Blog to see if you're a winner.

Just to shock Lisa I'd like to enter my card in:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Love is in the Air (great minds lol)
Dare to be Sassy Thursday - Love is in the Air (again!) Use a heart
Sarah Hurley - Use Die Cuts
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Ok, so on to my card. Love is in the Air...I suppose the first person you might think about it your husband/boyfriend/partner but I decided to make a card for a friend. Now I suppose that might raise an eyebrow or two but who says we can't love our friends? They are there for us when we need them in the good times and bad. They make us laugh and feel good about ourselves. They'll be honest when our 'bums look big' but in the nicest possible way lol. I thought the perfect stamps to use were Add On Magnum and Lily from the Add On's set....after all, they are best friends :-D

Now before you think Lily's picking the wax out of Magnum's ear she's actually giving him a kiss on his cheek ROFL (you can blame it on the jet lag). I was given a sample of an ink I've never seen before called Indian Ink. I thought I'd give it a try along with my new PTI white cs (recommended by my Lovely Ladybug Anita) so I stamped Magnum and Lily then coloured them with my Copics. All I can say is I LOVE the ink.... and LOVE the cs (thanks Anita!!!). The cs isn't as smooth as the ones I usually like to use but the image stamped perfectly with the ink...nice and crisp and the Copics were flabulous. I borrowed Gaynors trick of running the image through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder...I really like the way it turned out. I used one of my favourite EK Success punches for the border and some flabulous Bakers Twine gifted to me from another Lovely Ladybug Michele ... I've been dying to use it and it matched the cs perfectly :-D I've had the acrylic heart stone for ages and thought it finished off the twine nicely.


Here's a close up...what do you think?


I also picked up the new MFT's Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses. You get 2 dies which are slightly smaller than the Rolled Flower and have a scalloped edge. I used 2 sentiments from the Magnum Sentiments set and punched them with my SU! Word Window punch.

I'm not sure if you can see but I've sprayed the whole card with SU! Shimmer Ink diluted with water and put in a mini spray bottle. It looks shimmalicous lol!

So that's my card...let me know what you think and make sure you visit the other Ladybugs to get some inspiration. I hope to see lots of entries this week cuz I've got some exciting news and you'll only get to know it if you enter.....nah...just joking...but not about the exciting news lol!!!

Catch ya later x

ps I took the pictures this morning as the light was bad last night...don't know why I thought it was going to be any better at 7:30am! Will try and retake them later :-D


Lisa Jane said...

awwwww i love it... Magnum is my fave as you know and he is coloured beautifully.Now that would ultimate love wouldn't it .. picking wax out of someone's ear lol
Lisa ;)

Mary J said...

Beeeeautiful! I wanna cuddle something now! Great detail!

del-16.p said...

Super card - love the colour combination you have used.

pinky said...

Its gorgeous Kerry, I really need to get more Magnum stamps, he is just ace!!

Amanda R said...

Love Magnum and may have to try and find that indian ink. Great choice of embellishments.

Pami said...

Flabby card Kerry! Love all the different elements. What is the SU word window punch thingy and where do I get one??!! I want one of those! Also going to get some of the bakers twine which I have been eyeing for ages, oh and those mini roses look cool, will have to get that as well now!!!! Pami x

Whimsey said...

What a great card; love, love, love the colors! Love the flowers; I think you should do a tutorial on those flowers; I'm a miserable failure with them so far. :(

Yeah, Lisa's right - ultimate love - picking wax out of someone's ear...uh no....ain't doin' it!!! LOL

Rusty said...

BEAUTIFUL!! absolutely gorgeous! I love it and I love the sentiment! x

Lisa Jane said...

oops - forgot to say thanks for joining us at sarah hurley!

theCook said...

Love Magnum and Lily together, love how you colored them and love your use of the twine!

Hayley @ said...

He's so handsome Kerry!!!! Beautifully coloured and I love how Lily is giving him a peck on his cheek/whispering a little love note to him!!
I didn't expect you to have made a card for TLT, I was surprised when it appeared, thank you!!! :)
Hope you're settling back in to "normal" non CHA life and getting ready fo Stitches

Mandy said...

Kerry your card is absolutely gorgeous, the image is super cute and I love how you've embossed it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Annette said...

AWWWWW!! I love them both, they make a lovely couple,the colouring is fab as usual and I love the flowers, thanks for the coffee today, diet starts tomoz so no more of those. Good Luck with the challenge/es!! AX

Anita said...

Kerry, this is so pretty. Love the embossed cs and Magnum looks flabulous. The rolled flowers are adorable and I love that twine. I really need to find some of that.

Sew-Ink said...

This is too cute, love this image and you colored Magnum and Lily perfectly!

Julie said...

what a fun card. Thanks for joining us at SSD

Sue said...

Stunning card Kerry, I love the colours and love the idea of using Lily and Magnum for this card :-)

Sue xx

Suzy Q said...

There is nothing left to say, everyone has said it already! Stunning! I love it love it love it!! :-D xx

Amber S said...

What a wonderful card! I found you from Capadia Designs blog. I think she said you had a line of stamps? How do I see those?

Sally said...

Love Magnum he is so sweet. Love the embossing.Pop over to my Blog as I have something on there for you :)
Hope you are having a good weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx