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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

TLT - Pam's Challenge - Anything But Square

Happy TLT...hope you're all well. Sorry for the lack of posts since last week. I can assure you I haven't been lying on the couch eating chocolates and watching tv lol. I'd love to tell you what I've been up to but lucky for you I'm short of time ;-D

Thank you to everyone who entered our Birthday guys sure kept the Ladybugs busy! I apologize for my lack of commenting but again count yourselves lucky I'm short of time lol. Make sure you check the challenge blog to see if you're the Challenge Winner or LCI image winner or one of our fabulicious Top 3.

I have a bit of sad news to tell you. Ladybug Pinky has decided to step down from the DT and we are all gutted. But the good news is you can still go and visit her any time. Good luck Pinky, we'll missed you big time.

Today's Anything But Square Challenge comes courtesy of our lovely Pam. I love making square's my most favouritest shape ... but it's always to do something different. One of our Ladybugs was having palpitations but I can tell you she rocked the challenge!

It's my nephew John's birthday the same day Nicole and Ben get married, May 26th so there is no way I could forget! I needed something quick so this is what I came up with....

I've used the balloon from the Add-Ons set but cheated a bit and used it as a digi which is now in the store if you find you NEED it! As it's a png file it was easy to type the letters then drag the balloon over them. In hindsight I should have made the balloons smaller so you could see more of the striped paper.

I added Glossy Accents to the balloons but I messed up the H. I was too impatient and opened the card to put the insert in and it hit off my Copic color chart :-( I tried heating it with a heat gun as that usually does the trick but I think it made more of a mess and I don't have time to make another one so John is getting it as is!!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

A & T Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - One For The Boys
Just Tracy's Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly challenge - Men Only
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
CES Challenge Blog - No Squares Allowed

The old adage 'teaching an old dog new tricks' is very true with this old dog lol. I've managed to set up a link to be sent when digi's are bought in the store. Go Kerry go Kerry!!! Now when you buy a digi you will be sent a confirmation of your purchase and then an email with the link to download your image. I spent a small fortune trying it out and it worked  so now you don't have to wait for me to send them to you :-D

I'm off on my hols tomorrow but I do have a few scheduled posts so please don't forget about me!! Not sure if I'll be able to post anything while I'm away but if I can I will. Orders for items other than digi's will be sent after my return on the 18th.

Take care and see you soon

Catch ya later x

PS Order Of Service is done YIPPEE!!!!!!!


pinky said...

Gorgeous card Kerry and such a great idea. Hope you have a great holiday mrs. It feels so strange being on the other side of the fence:(

Sally said...

What a great idea to use the balloon......might have to just borrow that idea :)
Have a fab holiday...missing you already ;)
Hugs Sally xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i think you have been sat on the sofa and eating chocs ... this busy making invited and orders of service and favours is just a ruse lol

Fab card - love how you used the balloons.. and i am sure you will be forgiven for the mess up... i mean its not like you have been sat there doing nothing for the past few weeks lol
Have a fab relaxing holiday
Lisa x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love those balloons.... I think my palpitations have now resided lol.....
Have a great holiday, you deserve it!!!

Faith A said...

Love the shape on this card Kerry, great colours too,I really like the tag and button too.

I must admit, I smiled when you said you had messed up, I thought, even the experts mess up? GREAT.

Have a really relaxing holiday, look forward to hearing all about it :)

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh Kerry...what a great idea with the balloons. You've given me some inspiration on this one. Also the shape of card is lovely
Diane xx

Jane said...

That's a great card Kerry, I have never attempted anything but square day..old dog yes and all that! Take care and have fun!!!
Jane x

Whimsey said...

I wuv it - the colors are fantastic!!! Love the inside too and the glossy accents it the perfect finishing touch!!

DesignerDiva said...

Great use of the add on image Kerry, really thinking outside the box!!
Have a fabulous hols, a tan will be the perfect accessory to your wedding outfit!
Hugs Laurie xx

Pami said...

What a great idea using the balloons like this Kerry, I love it! Have a fabulous holiday and try and relax! Pami x

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the shape and balloons! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles 'Men Only' challenge xx

Melissa said...

Love it. Gorgeous card
Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie

Marianne said...

Love this! Guess I need to catch up with your past posts to check what's been going all, but it looks as if DH got his way and arranged for a short break BEFORE the wedding LOL. Will be flying to Glasgow on the 24th for 5 days of quality time with my old folk friends from the Netherlands, so I'd better start practicing my singing in the shower!
Hope you are having a great time!
Marianne x