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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

George Who????

Welcome to another TLT at Ladybug Crafts Ink. The weeks are still flying by and the weather isn't getting much better. We had a little tease at the weekend of what might come but it's back to wind, rain and ccccold hmph!

The entries for our last challenge were outstanding ... make sure you check out our Challenge Blog to see if you were one of our winners :-D

Today's challenge comes from our Lovely Lisa....St George's Day - Red and White. Our North American DT members (I include myself in that exclusive group!) weren't too sure who George was but after a little explanation from Lisa and then realizing we didn't have to reference the actual George in our card but the colors red and white we quite happily got on with the challenge lol.

This is what I came up with...

I've used Sweet Treat Billie from the recently release Billie Bear digi collection and colored her with my Copics. I added Fluffy Stuff sprinkled lightly with glitter to the frosting before fluffing it with my heat tool and more glitter to her heart. I embossed a piece of white cs with a birthday embossing folder and stitched it all together then added the sumptuous red check ribbon. 

I swithered whether to add Glossy Accents to the cherry which I didn't but I think I'm going to before I send the card to it's recipient ;-D

The cherry definitely needs GA!

To keep the theme going I stitched a cupcake border to the inside :-D

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

Artistic Inspirations - A card for a Lady
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Monochromatic
Paper Makeup Stamps - Animal Friends
Eureka Stamps- Animal Catwalk
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Use a Digi (paper too if possible)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Monochromatic
Digital Tuesdays - Birthdays

Now it's over to you...let's see your red and white creations and remember, if you use an LCI image you get an extra prize!!

Nicole finished work on Sunday and is officially on maternity leave yayyyyyy!!! What????? Didn't I tell you??? I'm going to be a less than 3 weeks!!!!! At her last hospital visit the baby's head wasn't engaged (although she thought she would go at any time...wishful thinking me thinks lol) and the baby's back was to hers. Now anyone that has given birth this way, me included (with Nicole) knows this is excruciatingly painful (I heard one of the nurses saying I sounded like I was being murdered!) ....especially when your doctor wants a screaming baby and thinks Demerol is sufficient pain relief (yup...that's what my Dr thought)!!! Bouncing on a birthing ball was suggested so off she went, bought one and proceeded to bounce away (unfortunately it didn't trigger labor) and it paid off in more ways than one. The baby has turned AND the head is now engaged!!!!! OMG...I'm thinking I'm going to be a grandma ANY DAY NOW lol. Nic is absolutely terrified about the whole birthing thing so she had a crash course last night in hypno-birthing which she said helped a great deal and made Ben feel more included :-D A friend asked me what I wanted to be called...when I said Grandma she said that sounded too old so then I suggested Kerry but that didn't impress so we played about with names and came up with Kiki or Glamma lolololol. 

Anywho, I've got a bizzy day ahead...communion invites to finish, place names to start, a house to tidy...a woman's work is never done {sigh}

Hope you have a brilliant day!

Catch ya later x


Marianne said...

Love this fortnight's colour combo and your sweet image. That fluffy stuff does look fabulous but I agree the cherry needs GA.
I'll simply call you Grandma Kerry for now. LOL

Lisa Jane said...

oh its so cute and i love that ribbon .. and the cherry defo needs GA.
re Grandparent terminology ... i think Glamma all the way lol
Lisa x

Whimsey said...

Super cute and I spy a cupcake border punch inside - divine!!! Love the ribbon; perfect for the card. Love the glittery heart and fluffy stuff on the cupcake!

Jared was born sunny side up - his back to my back - after 13 hours of labor, we went for a c-section. The girls (both premature) were 24 and 26 hours of labor - 1 c-section; 1 natural. Birthing a child is a miracle!!!

The kids call my mom Grammy and I LOVE IT!! :D

BTW, I had NO IDEA you were going to be a grandma...such fun!!

Alison Scott said...

Smashing card Kerry. Yep Glossy Accents has to go on that cherry.
As for what to be called it's up to you, baby will find a way to change it. Stevie wanted Grampa (as it's what he called his), Ellie's called him Grumps then Granda and it stuck. I was to be Granma and became Gran.
So long as it's not a bad name, you'll love whatever baby calls you. (Though Glamma is fab)

Rusty said...

Love the card, never thought to use embossing folders like that!! hmph! billie looks lush! How did you keep your exciting news about being a granny under wraps? Tom was stubborn and wouldnt budge for hours (days!!) and Maddison was also stubborn, back to back and breach!! hmph! Nicole will be fine ... not much longer now! as for glamma and other names I personally prefer the usual names, nana, grandma, gran etc.

jan farnworth said...

what a sweet teddy bear card thanks for sharing at pms.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

An adorable card the cupcake looks yummy! Being a grandma is the most brilliant thing in the world I can thoroughly recommend it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments hugs Susan x

Julie said...

Super cute Kerry! Love Billies fur colour! I think I need to experiment some different colours. Can't believe baby will soon be here, my friend is "Nonna" fitting as her names Donna. My children were told to call their paternal granddad Grandpops which might have sounded cute when they were little but they all refuse to use it now as its so embarrassing, especially around friends. Xxx

Faye said...

I love the colours you've used on this gorgeous project. Thanks so much for playing with our Monotone Challenge at Cupcake. x

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Kerry and hope you have lots of fun being a grandma !! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Delphine said...

So beautiful! Adorable image and great layout! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous card! I totally love the great bow and the embossing. Great coloring as well.

what wonderful news!!! It's wonderful that the baby collaborated!!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Liza said...

A gorgeous monochromatic creation, just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Dora said...

Awww this is so cute, love the image and layout of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx