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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

TLT - Blog Hop & New Release!!!!

Morning all you Ladybug fans! Hope all is going well for you this week. We Ladybugs are very excited to share our new release with a bloghop. It's extra busy as we have not one but FOUR Guest Designers. Please give Jane, Gemma, Kathleen and former Ladybug Mary J a bit extra Ladybug Love when visiting them along the way. Grab a coffee cuz this is a long one lol!

Before I go into the bloghop details I want to thank everyone for entering our Paper Piecing challenge last week. Make sure you check the challenge blog to see if you're one of the winners :-D

Ok, before I implode with excitement lets get on the the hop. As usual there are a few boring but necessary rules which are as follows:

1. Leave a comment on each of the DT posts as you hop. 
3. Leave a comment on the Challenge blog letting us know which image you like best
4. Display our badge in your side bar to spread the word. But don't worry if you don't have a blog and want to enter to win. Just email me at saying you don't have a blog (as well as leaving a comment on the challenge blog)

There are 6 images in the Snowman Delight set and the winner of the hop will win ALL 6 and there will be 5 runners up winners of 1 image of their choice.

There is a theme to the hop which is a photo inspiration chosen by Lisa

christmas cupcakes

This is the first time I've done a photo inspiration challenge so I hope I got it right. I know I'll be told if I haven't lol. 

Before I forget you should have arrived here from Sue and if you're all mixed up you can head back to the Challenge Blog to start at the beginning :-D

Here is my card...

I've used Happy Holidays Snowman Delight. Snowmen are my FAVOURITE Christmas image...I used to love building snowmen when I was younger :-D I printed Happy Holidays and coloured it in with my Copics. I've also used Echo Park Winter Park 1 digi pp. Notice my card isn't SQUARE!! I did a bit of stitching...ok I did a LOT of stitching lol. Don't know what I'll do when one of the Ladybug's chooses NO STITCHING for a challenge :-S

These images scream out for glitter and I did use a lot of Glamour Dust. It's a shame the pictures don't show how sparklicious it is.

Now I'm not sure why this picture is here...maybe to show how to colour OUTSIDE the lines lol or maybe it's the snowballs. I left it in anyway...hang on it could be the Jet Swarovski crystals I used for the snowman's buttons!!!! I get there in the end lol

I'll add a sentiment later

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cupcake Challenges - In Stitches
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Patterned Paper
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Early Christmas

The Snowman Delight images are available from today and priced at £1.75 each :-D you like??? I LOVE and Jan has done another amazing job with her illustrations. I hope you enjoyed the hop and drew some inspiration from the DT and GD's work. I can't wait to see what the girls have come up with!

On a sad note I'm afraid Ladybug Pam is handing in her wings. This will be her last post for LCI which makes me VERY sad {sniff} as Pam is one of the original Ladybug's which doesn't leave very many of us left!!! Thank you Pam for EVERYTHING ... you have been magnifilicious and I wish you nothing but good things in the future. 

Catch ya later {sniff} x


Lisa Jane said...

loving the DL style.. must do more of these as yours looks fab.. its totally sparkliscious .. and oozing with cuteness
Lisa x

Marianne said...

The first thing I noticed (except the totally cute image) was the unusual card size. It's a good thing you added your signature stitching or I might have mistaken this for so. else's card LOL. Also love the inspiration photo (wonder what they taste like) and the colour combo.
Looking forward to the hop and seeing the new images. I do love snowmen!
Marianne x

Mary J said...

Cute! Love that layout Kerry!

Jane said...

Hi Queen Ladybug, all I can say is WOW, your card is just amazing. You are the Queen of Stitching (or do you have an elf who does it all ;0)Love the colours you used. Well Kerry what a hop. These new images are just superb, like you my fave Christmas image is the snowman and you have hit all the right spots here. Well done. I think your team have made the most gorgeous, scrummy cards, you must be so proud. I really hope mine came up to scratch, I was honored to be a part of this Kerry. Thanks again for asking me. Speak soon I'm finally off to pack,
Hugs Jane xxxxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Lol what a cutie!! I love that paper Kerry and now I have to go and make a card!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sonia said...

Hi Kerry,Isaw some fabulous creations for this beautiful yummy blog hop^_^Your card is very cute and sooo sweet^_^
My favorite is...difficult choice...all is very very very beautiful...Lisa Jane is one of my favorite:)
Thanks for the chance to win gorgeous images set^_^

Jen said...

fabulous kerry... love the long card... work perfectly with the image

jen xxx

Whimsey said...

Ooooooo CUTE - a long card; I like, I like. LOVE that background paper, beautimous ribbon too. And the image? Divine! LOVE all the sparkle, cute couple!!

Sandra H said...

Hi Kerry, Well l haven't completed the blog hop as yet because l'm waiting for Laurie to show her card so l can't say which image l like the best so l'll need to make another comment laters.........Your image is wider and fits really well on our card, all of the images l have seen so far are stunning your backing papers are gorgeous and the colouring inspiration is a stunner too! great blog hop and l'll be back later so say which my best one would be but it's not going to be easy as they are all stunning and all the team have presented them so well..........thank you xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Kerry, love the different shape of the card and a great image, love all the glitter and the stitching, something I have to try yet, bought a sewing machine nearly 2 years ago to try it and not out of box yet.
Thanks for the chance to take part in this hop, I have really enjoyed it.

Kath x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, love the colours and layout and great stitching too...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Gale said...

Love all the glitter. It just really brightens up a card. You did a fab job on this card and I love it. Hugs, Gale

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable! All the stitching is perfect! :)


Marjorie said...

Fabulous card hunnie...gorgeous image and lovely papers...
Thanks for joining us this week at Make it Monday...

Sandra H said...

Hi Kerry, Finally finished this amazing blog hop and Lauries card was well worth waiting for, what an array of beautiful cards from each of the team members these new images are stunning and will make beautiful Christamas or Winter cards so looking forward to using them myself is l was lucky enough even to win one image choice is so hard to choose they are all stunning but if l must pick my best l have two that l can't decide so let it snow and snowman chorus as they are stunning as are all of them its a hard task but there you go and thanks for a brilliant blog hop and great team work, xx

Anne Lill Degnes said...

Love your card! Fab coloring!! Anne Lill

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

Lyndsey Marie said...

fab card, love the image (the expressions on the faces are just fab. Lovely papers and gorgeous bow too xx

Susan said...

I was so nervous when I thought you had the same image as me - and now I know why !! It's stunnalicious - must try and get out of doing only square cards but I do love them so much......hugs Xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous! I really really love all the sparkles!!!! Fantastic!

Tip Top said...

You can never have too much sparkle!! And do like the shape of the card - I must make more non square ones!!

tilly's crafts said...

cute christmas card - love the snowmen! Thanks very much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Don’t forget that we’re having a DT call too! Kim x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ with our Christmas challenge. Hope to see you next week and dont forget we are in the middle of a DT call

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Kerry, thank you for your lovely comment, and wow love those papers the cute image fabulous stitching (must get my machine out) and awesome bow
Hugs Kate xx

MagsB said...

Aren't these snowmen fun?! Ace card, I like your papers very much, and the bow is just lush! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Kerry. Love the image and the cool blue colour. The ribbons down the side looks fab.
Diane xx

Gemma said...

Hello Miss Queen Ladybug

Well i am here...finally lol
Your card is stunning as always & the detail is just beautiful!!

I also just want to say what amazing blog hop it is & your images are fabulicious hunni...also i have really enjoyed working with you and your team so thank you for giving me this fantastic opportunity *Mmwah*

hugs and xxx

Gemma said...

Hello Miss Queen Ladybug

Well i am here...finally lol
Your card is stunning as always & the detail is just beautiful!!

I also just want to say what amazing blog hop it is & your images are fabulicious hunni...also i have really enjoyed working with you and your team so thank you for giving me this fantastic opportunity *Mmwah*

hugs and xxx

Rose said...

Oh, Kerry . . . your Happy Holidays Delight is fantastic! Love your sparkling snow and buttons too! So glad you shared this beautifully colored and cheerful card! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.
I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous stitching, thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.


Jo Street said...

What a gorgeous card Kerry. It looks fab in the DL size. I love all the images, its going to be a hard one to choose.
Jo x

Nancy in Iowa said...

So much inspiration! That is quite a fab team you have! Love your sweet card. I am a sucker for mittens! Thanks for the fun hop!

Rusty said...

Well this is just FAB you make long cards look so pretty!! Mine always look like there is too much space on them!! Love the papers you have used too! x

Julie said...

Hi Kerry, what a stunner, I forget to make long cards but this image works so perfectly, I'll have to search out my envelope drawer to see if I've anything other than square! Sorry it's taken me so long to stop by,
(did you notice that I've changed my planned challenge theme;P )