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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

TLT - Sue's Challenge - Bows!

Well howdy fellow Bloggers! Hope you've had a great two weeks since our Anything Goes -  New Stash challenge. You were obviously deprived of crafting over the holidays because there were a gazillion entries lol. To see if you were the overall challenge winner or one of the Top 3 head on over to the Challenge Blog.

At this point I'd like to apologise to any of you that didn't receive a comment from one of the Ladybugs. You may or may not be aware that there have been issues with Blogger and it has been frustrating to say the least trying to get onto some of your blogs. Please be assured we did all we could to leave a comment and we're hoping MR Blogger sorts himself out soon!

Now onto this fortnight's challenge. It comes from the lovely Sue who has chosen Bows! To most people this will involve ribbon but I'm sure there's plenty of  creative crafters that might come up with something a bit different! I'm NOT one of those people lol.

This card was made for a lovely friend of mine...we've never met but we clicked through the miracle of cyber space. Sadly she lost someone very special to her on her birthday but I couldn't not make her a card. This is what I came up with...

You like? I LOVE  lol. It's not often I say that about one of my no. I wanted to use pp that hadn't seen the light of day in a while and I came across this fabulicious Bo Bunny pp. Because the colours were not exactly bright I knew I could bring in colour with the ribbon and Copics. I chose the Magnum & Lily digi Cupcake Surprise because it always makes me smile seeing Lily get one over on Magnum and hoped it would do the same for my friend.

Is that a bow or is that a bow lol???!!! I pulled out the big guns and used my favourite SU! ribbon

Notice anything new on my photos? Isn't my new watermark megamazing! Ladybug Laurie went all out and made us all one...thanks Laurie ... oh to be so talented AND clever lol.

The Ladybugs have got some fabulicious inspiration for you so make sure you check them out and fingers crossed leave some Ladybug Love.

On a side note Steven is pounding the pavement in Milan. He's been to dozens of castings but it seems his height (6' 6 1/4") is proving to be a stumbling block. He says all the models are skinny and weird looking!! We had a bit of excitement last week when he was told that Armani had optioned him which is a huge priviledge. He waited with over 300 other models for almost two hours to walk by Mr Armani himself (wearing a tracksuit and trainers!) Unfortunately they decided he was too tall and broad. Here's a picture he sent ... this was only about 1/5 of the models who went to the casting.

There must be designers that need tall models and he's determined to stick out the month or so his agency want him there for. He saw a Hamburg agency yesterday who said he'd be perfect for the German market so we'll wait and see. It's very quiet here without him and I am starting to really miss him :-(

Nicole and I have a busy day today...we're going for her first dress fitting, to look at veils and see the bridesmaids dresses that have finally arrived! I think I've found my outfit but there might be a tiny glitch ... they don't have my size. Fingers crossed they'll track it down and I'll be able to tick another box! It's the first thing I've seen that I LOVE and is totally ME! I've designed the invitations and the supplies arrived last week. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours cutting and cutting and cutting some more lol. I figure if I get a bit done every day it won't seem like a chore.

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x

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Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous and i just know she will love it . Magnum is sure to raise a smile even on the darkest of days .
The Dp is gorgeous
Fingers crossed you find the dress in your size... its always the way isn't it!
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous and i just know she will love it . Magnum is sure to raise a smile even on the darkest of days .
The Dp is gorgeous
Fingers crossed you find the dress in your size... its always the way isn't it!
Lisa x

Whimsey said...

Too too cute; so sorry your friend lost someone special on her birthday. :(

Glad you made her a card. I'm good at making cards; HORRID at sending them!

BTW, did you see one of my Baby, Baby cards grabbed top 5 honors over at The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge?

Thought you'd be proud of me queenie poo!!

Amanda R said...

Great card Kerry and I love his fur, you can really see the stripes you made and it looks awesome! Hopefully you can get your dress but could you get a larger one and have it altered if necessary? Good luck to Steven too!

pinky said...

That's can't be easy:( but your card is amazing and certainly will send some love her way.

Jane said...

What a lovely card to send to your friend Kerry at obviously a difficult time for her. I do hope your son gets a chance in his modelling, I can't see how a man can be too tall! You and I are in the same boat this year, our daughter gets married on 28th July. Her dress will get fitted in March but I am one step ahead of you I got my outfit last May -LOL!(yes seriously it was one of those "That is THE dress/jacket" and I bought it. It's all so exciting isn't it. Have a great week,
Jane x

Mary J said...

Really adorable Kerry, what a bow!! Lvoe that colour combo too!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Kerry. Such a cute image and love the colour combo. The ribbon looks fantastic and that nestie is next on my shopping list.
Diane xx

DesignerDiva said...

That bow is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! it is so lush I'm almost licking my screen - yuk!
Hugs Laurie xx

Catherine said...

I just adore the big bow on this - fantastic!!!

Sally said...

Magnum is the star again...sorry about your friends loss Kerry. Great colours and love the gorgeous bow.
Sounds like you definetely been a busy bug...
Hugs Sally xxx

Susan said...

A delicious card Kerry - and so very much appreciated.....takes pride of place in my craft room.
Your friendship has been a great comfort during this tough time.
Thank you so much.....
Susan Xx

Pami said...

You have to give me a tutorial on how to colour Magnum!! I LOVE the ribbon its so lush! Gorgeous card! Pami x

Julie said...

Gorgeous card and one scrummie bow! perfectimo!.x