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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

TLT is back - Use Your New Stash!

Helloooooooo! It's great to be back to Totally Ladybug Tuesday...I hope you all had fabulicous Christmas and New Year celebrations. I don't think I really sat down and enjoyed the holiday. I didn't watch any tv to speak of and I'm almost positive I was in the kitchen cooking 98% of the time! I cooked most of NYE only to take a break to drive Steven and his girlfriend into town for the celebrations (taxi's were on double's taxi...usual rates hmph!). Managed to wish hubby HNY at the bells then went back to the kitchen lol.

We're having a small change to the challenges....we're going fortnightly!! It gives all of us a bit more time as life just seems to get in the way of crafting these days lol.

Thank you to everyone who joined in our Bingo Challenge over the holidays....we loved looking at them all. Make sure you pop over the the Challenge Blog to see if you're the winner or one of the Top 3.

We are easing you in gently for our first challenge of 2012 which is Anything Goes Using Your New Stash. Santa did bring you all the craft goodies on your wish list didn't he?? Whether Santa brought it or a friend or you bought it for yourself as a treat we want to see you use it on your card/project/scrapbook page. We still have our fabulicous Guest Designers, Diane, Sally and Catherine so we have a lot of inspiration for you :-D

It was my friend Karen's 50th birthday in October (you know what's coming next right?) and I'm afraid I forgot and then every time I attempted to make her card life got in the way! I'm seeing her tomorrow so I was determined I wasn't showing up without her card so today's challenge was the perfect opportunity to make it!

Looking through my stamps and digi's I hummed and hawwed and finally chose the only stamp for the job...Buttercup .. In the Doghouse lololololol (I hope I'm not!). This is what I came up with...

Some of the Ladybugs held a Secret Santa and I decided to use my gift of these gorgeous Dovecraft papers as my New Stash. My SS also cut out lots of dies of buttons, mini envelopes, buckles and butterflies in coordinating must have taken SS forever lol. I know I didn't get them for Christmas but they are new to my stash and that is my Whimsy Ticket die and stamp set and also my Dienamics Mix & Match Banner set which I got for my you-know-what! Oh yeah...also my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die lol. I borrowed a LO from a you-know-what card I received from one of my Lovely Ladybugs (thanks Laurie) to help kickstart my mojo

I hope that's not me in there lol! I used my grass die instead of colouring in the grass with my Copics.

This gorgeous butterfly was from my SS. I added pale amethyst Swarovski crystals to the body and wings for a bit of bling. I've been looking at butterfly punches for a while and can't make up my mind as they're all gorgeous. This one is particularly pretty...not to frou frou IYKWIM.

This is one of 4 of the mix and match banner dies

{sigh} Loopy Flower

Whimsey Ticket die and stamp...still buttering (get it...buttering...Buttercup lmao) Karen up :-D

I went a bit overboard with the inside too you think she'll forgive me?? I hope Karen likes her card...I've decided I'm going to start her card now for this year ... I might just get it done in time lol.

I'd love to enter the following challenges:

Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
Craft-room Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Something New
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything GoesMake It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - What you got for Christmas or Anything Goes


Now if you haven't heard LCI have a massive 1/2 price cling stamp sale going on for the month of January. There is a slight hiccup in that the discount isn't working! I know I know..only I could have a sale like that lol. I was talked through the set up from the web people so I'm not accepting all the blame especially as this is the 3rd time it's happened. I'm hoping the offices will be open today or tomorrow to help me get it working and for those that have placed orders, thank you for your patience. I haven't left the country with your money lol. I will get your refunds sorted over the next couple of days.

Ok, I think I've taken up enough of your time. There is plenty of inspiration from the rest of the Ladybugs so make sure you check them our. Oh...and how about leaving some Ladybug Love?

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later xx

***EDIT The discount in the store is now working yayyyy!!!***


Lisa Jane said...

oh its gorgeous Kerry and you wont be in the dog house for long once you have handed it over lol.
Love the colour combo... so pretty get over to that sale before i am too late
Lisa x

mixamatoasties said...

What a beautiful card Kerry! And I should be in the doghouse too for not contacting you. We will get together soon eh?

The new TLT challenge has made me laugh and cry at the same time - tell you when I see you though, too long a story lol

Happy New Year to you and yours xxxx

Mary J said...

A really beautiful card Kerry! Love the DPs!

pinky said...

Oh this is just stunning Kerry. Love the gorgeous papers, your colouring is amazing!! I was the same as you over the holidays, cooking, cleaning and taxi service and had a bugger of a cold on top of that:( Off to spend some money in your sale now:)

Amanda R said...

This is adorable Kerry, almost worth the wait even if it is two months! Great use of all the embellishments and I particularly like the embossed panel behind the image, nice touch.

Pami said...

Love this card Kerry, the colours are just fabulous! The loopy bloom looks gorgeous in thsi colour! I love the banner for the sentiment was well! Pami x

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

How ding-dang-darling, Kerry - LOVE IT! Did you use your machine or handstitch this card? Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! wendy xx

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card, Kerry. I guess this card will butter up ... ehm ... soften your friend enough to forgive you! If not, you can always send the card to me instead. I also had my birthday in October, lol. Happy New Year!

Sally said...

I think you may have done enough to be out of the dog house.....
Great colours and love the loopy bloom.
Hugs Sally xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, so drooling over the loopy flower and the ticket sentiments but dont think I will be allowed to spend anymore for a while lol.... Butterfly punches are fab, I have several...............

Susan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - my favourite colours...and I would certainly forgive you :D
Used my Ladybug machine tonight - I think I'm already hooked - will be texting you for tips !!xXx

DesignerDiva said...

This is fabulous Kerry as you know this little stamp jumped into my basket in your sale! I'm going to have to use my loopy bloom too as you and Pam are making some gorgeous creations with it! I love these colours and I didn't even recognise the LO lol!
More funny stories please
Hugs Laurie xx

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

What a sweet card. I love the flower!
Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! See you again soon.

Grace said...

Saw your beautiful card on MIM.... wow!!! Love the loopy flower and the color combo... adorable image and beautiful coloring!!!

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Kerry .OMGoodness ! What a beautiful creation . Love the diecut , embossed and stitched frame for delightful image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Jane said...

Lovely card there Kerry, your stitching is sooooo neat! I am delighted that the Ladybug challenges are becoming fortnightly, as I work I really can't manage many weekly ones, this will give me extra time some weeks when I need it. I hope to join your latest one. Happy New Year too,
Jane x

Zoe Sanderson said...

This card is sure to have got you forgiveness so much work and great details. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room XOXO Zoe

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and the purple and green papers look fab. Fabulous flower and butterfly too.
Lyndsey xx

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous, both inside and out. I love the loopy flower. Thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

Michelle said...

Hi Kerry

Oooh this lovely card ought to get you out of the dog house good and proper, lol. I love it all, all the elements work perfectly together. That felt? flower is just a stunner.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

hazel said...

A fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Sweet card, loving the color and what a cute little image. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Debbie said...

WOW ... so adorable! I love that felted flower! Thanks for sharing your sweet creation with us at TKJ this week :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! Love the loopy flower! Thanks for playing at The Kraft Journal!

Marie said...

Very sweet looking. Adorable card. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

nnalorac said...

Adorable card Kerry, Buttercup looks such a sweetie. Congrats on being featured on MIM. Carolxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Saw your link on MIM-- what a fantastic creation and love the looped loopy flower!

Esther said...

I'm certain she'll have forgiven you with such a lovely card ..thanks for so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Jennifer Scull said...

adorable card! I am so lovin' that loopy flower!
thanks for joining the party at Party Time Tuesdays. :)

martina's kaartjes said...

great card ! saw you on MIM ! great creation !
greetings, martina

HandmadebyTLC said...

Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
Hugs and best wishes!
Tammy Louise