Monday, 13 August 2012

Craft Your Passion #123 Gone Buggy

Its time for another Craft Your Passion challenge and this time its a fun one - we've gone buggy!  Here is what I came up with:

We are being sponsored by Bugaboo this week and I got to choose one if their digis for my project. When I saw this cute ladybug I knew it would be the one I had to go with.  I used to have a thing for ladybugs (I even have a tiny tattoo of one), and I think they are pretty cute.  This image is no exception.  I coloured her up with some alcohol markers and Sakura glitter pen (sometimes I don't know what I would do without it, lol).  I cut her out and then I had a pretty clear image of what I wanted to do next.

I chose the various shades of card stock, then raided my green paper stash for some Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery (my favourite shade) scraps. I die cut multiple strips of grass and adhered them to the darker green sheet.  I assembled the card front, added the ribbon, adhered the panel to the card front, and added the ladybug, stamped sentiment, and flower.

I kept the inside simple with a matted piece of white, and a small bit of grass.  Lately I've been keeping the centers blank unless I am making the card for a specific person.  I've been doing so many DT projects lately I find it much easier to stamp or write the required sentiment when I am ready to give the card. 

Don't you want to join in the fun?  Create your project and add it to the inlinkz at Craft Your Passion  by August 19th so that you can be entered into the draw.  See the blog for details on prizes!  And if you feel you need more inspiration the DT have created some beautiful projects.  Feel free to visit their blogs and tell them what you think!  :)

I used the following supplies:

Card Stock:  Stampin' Up!  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel.  Gina K Designs 120# Pure White.

Stamps:  Digital - Bugaboo Stamps Ladybug.  Rubber:  Stampin' Up!  Kindness Manners.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Lipstick Red, Memories Black.

Embellishments:  Red grosgrain ribbon from stash, Recollections Gemstone Stickers.

Markers:  Copic W3, W5. Bic Mark Its Rmabunctions Red.  Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen Clear Star.

Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Cottage Cutz Grass border, We R Memory Keepers brad setter (pick end).

I am entering into the following challenges:
  1.  Everybody Art - Summer
  2. Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer Fun
  3. Moving Along With the Times - Summer
  4. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  5. Songbird Challenges - Anything Goes
  6. Pretty Little Ribbon - Add some Bling or Sparkle
  7. Charisma Cardz - Flowers and Fauna
  8. Simon Says  - Lets Play Bingo - Ribbon, Free (flowers), Glitter


Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

What an adorable card!! Love that sweet ladybug!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Benzi said...

How cute is that big ol' ladybug and the grasses, too. Great card. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog.

Lozzapops said...

Another fab card Cathy, I love it! Thanks for joining us again at Songbird! Laura x

cotnob said...

Great card, I love your image and the fab grass.
Thank you for joining us at the first ever Songbird challenge.

Michelle said...

Fabulous this ladybug. Really glamorous with her silverdots.
LG Michelle

~ginny said...

I'm like Michelle - I really like the silver dots on your Ladybug! I like the texture you got with the grass and the flower - and the sentiment is perfect on that banner! Well done Cathy!
Stampe Diem!

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Cathy! what a cute ladybug… I love the way you've done the grass it looks wonderful !
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my 'Summer' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Vee said...

What a lovely cute card. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Ribbon Girl said...

What a pretty card - thank you for joining in with Papertake Weekly, Mary G x

Lisa Jane said...

love the cute little ladybug and the die cut grass
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this fortnight for our Summer themed challenge
Lisa x

xxxtglxxx said...

How cute!! :) This looks great :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,