Ok...all together...How the heck did we get to October so fast??!!!! It's incredibly scary how fast this year has flown by...can someone please stop the clock for a little while!
Anywho...morning and welcome to a shiny new challenge here at LCI lol! Thank you to everyone who entered our Anything But Square challenge...to see if you're one of the winner's check out our Challenge Blog.
Today's challenge has been brought to you buy the letter J....Julie...I'm practicing my Sesame Street chat for Coen lol.
Now to be honest Julie confused a couple of the Ladybugs...me included. We thought it was Paper PIECING....one of my favourite techniques. Paper PIERCING however is NOT lol. Thank goodness she added stitching ;-D
It's my niece's birthday on the 7th and decided that although I love Billie I didn't want to use her. If you haven't noticed I've kinda used her a lot lately lol. The image that instantly came to mind was digi Handbag Nikki. Ciara LOVES handbags...she's got quite a collection of posh ones lol. Here's my card...let me know what you think....
I wanted to do something different from my usual square (although I think I might have mentioned recently that a rectangle is a square that has been stretched lol) so did a bit of surfing and combined elements I liked from different layouts I saw.
I printed Handbag Nikki, coloured her with my Copics and fussy cut her. I hand drew a wave onto cardstock and traced it on 2 different Bazzill pp's (one is double sided). I matched the waves and tacked them together onto the white cardstock before stitching along the edge. So far so good???
Ummmm no....I meant to put a computer generated sentiment directly onto the white cs BEFORE I did the stitching :-S Not to be beaten I typed and printed Happy Birthday, attached the white panel with removable tape and ran it through the computer again and Voila! Arrgggghhhhhhhhh!!! I really didn't want to start over so I just traced the wave again and stitched it over the inked piece and it looks fine ... phew lol!
Once the panic was over I stuck Handbag Nikki to the front of the card with foam pads, added Rose and Light Rose 2mm Swarovski crystals for a bit of bling and a Wink of Stella to Nikki's top and cow print bag for a subtle sparkle.
What do you think??? I think it's one of my favourites for a long while :-D
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Stitching Real or Faux
The Squirrel and the Fox - Happy Birthday
Craftin Desert Diva's - Anything With Sentiment
Paper Makeup Stamps - Pretty In Pink/Pink Awareness
Kaboodle Doodles - Your Special Day
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Nicole, Ben and Coen went up north to visit Ben's parents for 4 days. Although I missed Coen terribly (he's 19 weeks tomorrow!) I managed to catch up on a few things lol.
This is a fab picture of the 3 of them...
and look what the little rascal was up to....
underage drinking lol. Bad Uncle Sam lol
I just had to show you this picture Nic took it yesterday...
Then I did my little thing with my PS Express app....fun!
My favourite picture of me and the little guy...
We look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge. We'd love to see more entries using LCI images and the best thing is you get an extra prize if you do!!
I'm working on something that the Ladybugs are going to share with you VERY soon...I think you're going to like it. Just keep the 15th free...that's all I'm saying ;-D
Thanks for stopping by
Catch ya later x