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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

TLT - Sue's Challenge - BINGO!

Welcome to the last challenge of 2011. The Ladybugs have worked really hard this year and I thought I'd put the whip away and give them a bit of extra time to get ready for Christmas :-D Are you organised? I'm not and I don't think I ever will be lol! The challenge will be running until 12 pm January 2nd 2012 and restarting 9am January 3rd of the same year (rofl..that made me laugh!) so you have plenty of time to enter :-D I'd like to thank all of you for your support throughout our first year and look forward to another year of fun together!

Thank you to everyone who entered last weeks challenge. I have had a crazy week and haven't managed to comment yet but I will...promise! Please check the Challenge Blog to see if you're the winner or a Top 3 from last week

The fabulicous Sue has the honors of choosing the final challenge which is Bingo! For those of you who've never played along with a bingo challenge (like myself) it's easy peasy...choose a line horizontal, vertical, corner to corner and for the very brave (or those who have their tree up, cards made and posted, gifts bought and wrapped and the turkey on order!) a full house! I know two Ladybugs are uber organised have gone for the full house...megamazing!!!

Below is the grid for you to choose from...
I've gone for the top horizontal line...felt, ribbon and embossing. It's Sadie's 81st birthday today and when I was going through my stamps I came across Beach Babe. I know it's not exactly beach weather (it's blowing a gale right now) but it reminded me of a little holiday I went on with Sadie a couple of years ago. I was her companion on a mini cruise and we docked in Italy (for the life of me I can't remember the name of the village and it was my favourite) and spent a couple of hours on the beach. Sadie had gone shopping before we left for the cruise and one of her purchases was a tankini!!! I told her if she wore it to the beach I was staying on the boat lol. Well you can guess she wore it and I didn't stay on the boat. Here's a picture of Sadie in her tankini....

She thought she looked great and who was I to disagree lol. Anywho here is my card...can you see the likeness? (totally coincidental!)...

I think I'm going to call this lady Sadie from now on lol. I stamped her out in Momento Ink and coloured her with my Copics. After cutting Sadie out I EMBOSSED a white piece of cs and stitched it to a yellow mount then stuck Sadie to it with foam pads. I punched two ends of yellow cs with border punches, stitched a piece of pp to it and added RIBBON to the top and bottom. I stuck Sadie to the pp with foam pads, added glitter to her hat and beach bag, spots to her towel and swimsuit with my gel pen and finally added a FELT Loopy Flower. I added the sentiment that comes with the stamp set but because Sadie is registered blind (she has peripheral vision in one eye and is totally blind in the other) I made the sentiment larger on the computer so she'd be able to see it. I know she'll get a real kick out of it when she sees it lol.

You're probably thinking...'that ain't ribbon but it came on a roll and it says 'Ribbon Trim' so that's good enough for me lol

I hope Sadie will like her card and it reminds her of the great time we had on holiday together :-D

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Basic Grey - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Birthday
Corrosive Challenge - Anything BUT Christmas
Scrappy Frogs - Stitching
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

There's still time to grab the SOTM for 1/2 price for those last minute Christmas cards or a stocking stuffer for a crafty friend/daughter/sister/mother. OR you can be mega-organised and start on next years cards lolololol.

I had a fabulicious birthday on Friday and I want to thank everyone who left a comment, emailed, texted me birthday wishes. Suzy Q and Lynn took me out for coffee and cake (carrot!) in the morning and hubby, the kids and their respective girlfriends/fiance and I went for dinner. The one thing I do stipulate on my birthday is that I don't cook!!! It was brilliant being all together...not an easy task when they all want to do their own thing. It gave me an insight into what's to come with family get togethers and the icing on the cake will be pressure lol! I was spoiled rotten with flowers, wellies, creams, lotions and potions. Copics, gift certificates, coffee, a beautiful bracelet, ribbon, ebellishments and the most gorgeous handcrafted cards. See...I told you I was spoiled!

I did promise I would choose the winner of my birthday present to you so drum roll please.....

Congratulations Jane!! Contact me at with your address and I'll get your present off to you asap. If you don't claim your present by Monday December 19th Mr Generator will pick another name.

I think that's it from me. I hope you have a fabulicous week...check out the Ladybugs gorgeous makes for inspiration and don't be shy...leave them some Ladybug Love!

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x


Pami said...

OMG, that image is so Sadie!! She will love the card, gorgeous colours and fab flower! Lovely to hear all about your day, glad you had a great time! Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

oh they look like sisters Kerry! Although Sadie is much prettier !! ( just in case i ever meet her )
I love the card .. the ribbon trim is so pretty .
glad you had such a fabarooni birthday.. and try and have a rest over the holiday period
Lisa x

pinky said...

Lol I hope Sadie sees the funny side but what a brilliant take on the photo Kerry. Loving your loopy flower too.

Whimsey said...

What a GREAT card; I love all the details - that flower, the glitter on the hat, the lacy ribbon - WOW!!! Beautiful colors...inside and out!!

Hmph...amazing resemblance if I do say so myself!

Catherine said...

Fab card Kerry, love the spotted bikini!!! Also adore those felt loopy flowers, gonna have to keep an eye out for that die after Christmas....

Catherine said...

Fab card Kerry, love the spotted bikini!!! Also adore those felt loopy flowers, gonna have to keep an eye out for that die after Christmas....

pinky said...

I used this tutorial Kerry. HERE

DesignerDiva said...

Oh lol Kerry I hope Sadie doesn't mind you blogging her picture in a tankini!
Fabulicious card and Sadie II looks totally lush and glam! Love those papers I have them somewhere!
Glad your birthday was special
Hugs Laurie x

Julie said...

Have you renamed the stamp Beach Sadie? if not, you so should! Love your card,so bright and cheery and your flower is sooo purdie!.x

Mary J said...

Congrats Jane!

What a fab card, Kerry - love your colouring honey!

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious! That's hilarious. God bless your friend for being brave enough to flaunt her curves! Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Kerry,, she looks fabulous.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Lisa M said... the card and so awesome to know the story and inspiration behind it. :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Deanna said...

Love your card, It is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappy Frogs.

Susan said...

Loving this...the colour of the loopy flower is lush. xx

Michelle said...

Hi Kerry

I haven't been around in blog land for ages, I hope you have been well. Happy Birthday for last week!!

I love your fabulously fun card!! Such a great image and so perfectly suited for Sadie. A great reminder of your shared holiday.

I am featuring your card on my blog tomorrow as my favourite pick from last weeks Make It Monday linky party!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Michelle :o)