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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

TLT - Sally's Challenge - Include Office Stationery

It's time again for another challenge here at Ladybug Crafts Ink...they seem to be coming around awful quick lately lol. Before I explain what our lovely Sally has in mind I'd like to thank all our entrants for Laurie's 'I Need A P' challenge...you were all fantastic and I'm sure glad I didn't have to choose the winner! Make sure you check the Challenge Blog to see if you were the Challenge Winner, The Winner using an LCI image or a worthy Top 3!

Sally's challenge is to include office stationery in your card or project. That could be staples, paperclips, bulldog clips, lined paper, elastic bands etc...you get the idea. If you can find it in an office then it will fit the challenge though desks, chairs and water coolers might prove challenging lololololol.

It was hubby's birthday yesterday and he likes plain cards (like his dinners...a typical Irishman, meat, potatoes and two veg!). Not too much pattern on the paper or too many embellishments so he got what he likes though I think it's a bit stark lol. I'll let you be the judges....



I used the fabulicious digi Magnum & Lily's Cupcake Surprise only to be told that I'd already made hubby a card using it hmph! I colored the image with my Copics and added Glamour dust to the party hats and candle flames and Glossy Accents to Magnum's nose and the cupcake icing. I cut some flags using Die-namics Mix & Match Banner dies



When I was searching for stationery embellishments I came across a box at the back of a cupboard I hadn't opened for years. Inside was exactly what I needed...my EK Success stapler and staples! Does anyone out there have one of these? It looks like a normal stapler but the staples are about 5mm deep and come in different colors and have different sentiments/images on them. They are pretty funky and fun to use


I used a mini bulldog clip from Stampin' Up!  



I'm not very good at sentiments and usually just write something boring and basic but I made up a little poem this time...I'm thinking I might offer my services to Hallmark rofl!


Here's one of the staples...pretty cute huh

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Here Come The Boys - Punches & Dies (Fishtail banner, Nesties)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Cards For Men - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 

I might have some news to tell you later in the week you won't want to miss so make sure you check back ;-D

Rocky and Ruby are in Doggy Daycare today so my phones are off and I'm going to concentrate on adding to my Christmas cards....I'm predicting 5 but that might be wishful thinking lol.

Thanks for stopping by...hope you have a fabulicous day

Catch ya later x

22 comments:

Susan said...

I think simple suits this card Kerry - and fantastic for Pierce.
I have an EK Success stapler never ever used - think I even threw some staples out as they'd spilled all over in a draw and were damaged !!
Ohhhh can't wait to hear your news - don't tell me baby number 2 was hiding on the scan !! Xx

DesignerDiva said...

LOL I'd love to see a card with a desk and water cooler balanced on it! Wish I'd thought of it!!
Love your card Kerry, I love Magnum too and yes I have one of those staplers too and like Susan mine hasn't been used!
The verse is so funny, you crack me up!!
Can't wait to hear your news
Hugs Laurie xx

Rosita said...

Hello, I found your creativity absolutely amazing! You've got some great talent there! Keep doing this! :D Cheers.
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Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fab... i love those staples and the verse is Brilliant .. you missed your way!
Lisa x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love this image and the papers and colours are just fab. Loving your stapler find such a cool idea and your sentiment was brill lol xx

Rusty said...

Ooh I really like this, love how you used the pennants and those staples look great! Happy birthday to your hubby, hope he had a fab day! x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Kerry, What a fabulous male card! Absolutely ideal! My hubby is a gravy dinners man too! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

A gorgeous card Kerry and your verse is brilliant! You could adapt it for any age :) I remember those staples, but didn't buy any....now I wish I had..... Sarah x

Ps. Thanks for allowing the string on my card, even though it's stretching the theme a bit ;)

Craftdee said...

Oh this is so NOT stark! I think it's the perfect "man's" card. There are so many little details, they all work together brilliantly. I love those staples!! I love the image too, and wasn't it clever of hubby to notice you've used it for him before, lol. BTW, all the best people are 53, though I am 54 soon, lol. Thanks for entering your Fabulous card in the Die Cuts and Punches challenge at Here Come The Boys Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card- love the image and love your great coloring! Great card for hubby's B-day...and the poem inside is too fun! Saw you on MIM- my post is # 116

CraftyGirl said...

So cute and I love all the embellishments. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

pinky said...

Brilliant card Kerry, definitely captured the office feel and love the image. Hope you got those cards made!! Spotted you on MIM and wanted to come and leave a comment. Hugs
Pinky

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Kerry - this is a super card. Love the image which is perfect for a male card, and great embellishments too. Thanks for joining in this week's fun at The Crafty Pad in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Rene said...

Oh that little image is so cute! The whole card is brilliant! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chances of winning! Good luck,
Rene ;D

Tamie said...

Fantastic birthday card! I adore the image and oh am loving the paper and layout of this card. Sure glad I saw this over at MIM and hopped on over to take a closer peek.

Tamie Camp

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Billie A said...

How cute I am so glad you did the close up photo so I could see the whole details. I saw your card on Make it Monday.. What a darling card and the cat and mouse are so darling.

Ime said...

cute card! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Kerry this is super cute! fantastic image to work with too and so adorable! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Roberta Burton said...

This matter is downcast to earth, hats off buds out there.hole punch

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