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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

TLT - Lisa's Challenge - Snowflakes & Sparkle - GD Debut - SOTM

Hello from snowy Glasgow!! Did you see my pictures yesterday...OMWord...what fun Ruby Rocky and I had in it!
Before I get on with today's challenge I'd like to thank everyone who entered Pam's WOW challenge last week...all I'll say is WOW and glad I didn't have to choose the winner's lol. Make sure you check the Challenge Blog to see if you were one of them :-D
As you know we ran a little Guest Designer competition and today is the debut of the 3 winner's, Sally, Diane and Catherine. Make sure you give them a big Ladybug welcome and lots of Ladybug Love :-D
This week's challenge has been chosen by my Megamazing Right , Left, Centre, Top and Bottom hand Lisa lol. She's opted for sparkle and snowflakes....perfect for this time of year. We all had to use December's SOTM Tom & His Reindeer

I love this's one of those you look at and go ??? and then you stamp and colour it and go 'now I get it' lol. I had good fun putting my card together though not without it's challenges and boo boo's! Here it is..let me know what you think...

The picture is not doing my felt ric rac justice!! IRL it tones in with the other reds on the card...what's that all about???  I'm kinda thinking I should have used gold cs for the snowflakes but hey ho, I'll remember for next time. I stamped Tom & His Reindeer in Momento ink and coloured it in with my Copics. I decided to emboss the image but unfortunately got the folder back to front and debossed instead!! I don't think it has the same effect but too late now hmph! I used my PTI ric rac die and cut out a couple of borders and sewed them to the pp and stuck it down to the main card. The snowflakes are cut from a Nestie die that hasn't been used since this time last's not as fine and detailed as some of the dies out there now but I kinda like the chunky snowflakes.

Debossed hmph!

Looks like the snowman had chicken pox hmph!

Despite the debossing and chicken pox I really do like it lol.

I'd like to enter the following challenges please:

Bling It On - Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Let It Snow
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Let It Snow
I'm looking forward to seeing your Snowflake and Sparkle entries...the sparklier the better!! Make sure you check out the other Ladybug's won't be disappointed :-D

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x

***It's been brought to my attention that I forgot to mention my birfday!! Thanks Laurie...glad someone's remembered heehee. Make sure you check back tomorrow cuz to celebrate my birfday (3 sleeps!!!) I may have a present to give to one of my blogging friends :-D .. yup that's you lol!!!***


DesignerDiva said...

Well I love your chunky snowflakes and pock marked snowman LOL think the debossing is cool Kerry and makes a nice change. You are so right about this stamp, stamped out it looks so different.
Hope you don't get too much snow and you forgot to mention your birthday!
Hugs Laurie xx

Mary J said...

Really lovely Kerry! I bet you're fed up with snow already though!

Amanda R said...

I love that background paper Kerry, it looks very Scottish with the plaid design and I like the snowflakes you used but I agree, I think I would do good for a little extra sparkle next time too. More masculine with the green though. Awesome coloring as always! Oh, and Happy Early Birthday in case I forget (which is very likely right now!)

Whimsey said...

BIRFDAY? Didn't you just have a birfday? Goodness, you get old really fast. tee hee

Yeah...I forgot; it's all I can do to maintain my sanity at this point. :D

Love the card - that green and red together is perfect, love the ric rac die - "almost" reached for that myself this time! BEAU-TI-FUL!!!

Lisa Jane said...

Birthday? Birthday? did someone say Birthday? lol..
Love the traditional colours in your card - and the chicken pox .. oops snowflake debossing! I like a bit of debossing now and then!
I also love the chunky snowflakes .. and the ric rac
Well i guess i just love it ...
Lisa x

pinky said...

This has a real scottish feel to it Kerry, love the papers and how you embossed the whole image.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Kerry. Love those big snowflakes with the button in the center. The embossing is very effective and love the colour combo.
Diane xx
p.s going to look at yesterday's pics of the snow.

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous card Kerry, fab image and love those snowflakes....Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Simply stunning sweetie...!

thanks so much for joining us at TPC...and good luck..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue U said...

Gorgeous Kerry!! Love the papers and the really proper Christmasy feel of your card :-D
Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Sisters too!

Sue xx

Carrie said...

Oh honey I think its gorgeous!! I love the lush colours - but I so know what you mean about photos not doing colours justice lol.. I need the summer back!! xx

laney said...

super card!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling It On this time would love to see you next time too