My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lady Bug Hugs - Blog Hop for Deedee's Digi's

Good Morning and Happy Hopping!!!

Today is the official opening of Deedee's Digi Store. And, we are having a Blog Hop so you can see artwork with some of her fantastic Digi Stamps.
Use the line-up of DT at the top of my sidebar for hopping ease.


My card today was inspired by a sketch from Caardvarks.  They have two fabulous sketches this week so I really have to make time to work with the other one too.

My card features a new digi stamp from Deedee's digi's called Lady Bug Hugs. Isn't this just the cutest.
I hope my card looks better on your monitor then it does on mine. You really can tell they are lady bugs in person. It's hard to see that in the scan. The images were printed three times, colored with copic markers, cut out and mounted with foam tape for a 3D look.

The center of the flowers has flower soft for added dimension.

The top border was punched with a MS punch then cuttlebugged. The bottom was punched with a MS fence punch. I chose to put the bottom border on top of the image rather then behind as in the sketch.

The designer papers, liquid glass, and the ribbon are from Close to my Heart. The liquid glass was added to all the lady bugs for dimension and make them look shiny.

The hand stitching around the card was done with matching embroidery floss.

Leave a comment here on my blog, by Sunday evening, May 16th, to win a FREE DIGI of your choice from Deedee's store! To see what you have to choose from, CLICK HERE! THEN be sure to go through the entire BLOG HOP list and leave comments on the other designers' blogs as well for even MORE chances to win! OH, and the final STOP has a freebie digi to grab and has the GRAND PRIZE posted there too, so don't miss that!

GOOD LUCK!

Other Challenges with this card:
Pixie Dust Studio - Cut it Out
Digi Doodle - Ribbon
Meljen's Designs - Flowers & Blooms
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Shirley's 2 Girls - Ribbon
Dare U2 Digi Stamp - Anything goes

67 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh, now look at you! This card is so cute and you've added so many fun elements to it. The image itself looks so happy with the flowers looking at each other and the ladybugs fluttering around. But you added the fence punch and the cute ladybug buttons along with your beautiful stitching! This is such a sweet and beautiful card!!!!

Korin said...

Adorable, Nancy! Love those flowers--beautiful coloring!

Kathy Czygan said...

Oooooooo! This card is both cute and elegant! You did a great job coloring and layering this pretty image and I love the papers and border punches you used!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh this is STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous!

Kim said...

Wow, this is amazing! Wonderful creation....love how you popped up some of the flowers, beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Wow! What a fantastic card!! I love all the ladybugs....sooooo cute!

April said...

Such a beautiful card... I adore this image and how you used it is wonderful!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so pretty.....I love the vibrant colors... and the little ladybugs cut out are prefect....great job....

racinggrandma61 said...

Stunning is right. I agree with Korin and Chris. You have done a great job. TY for the chance at a digi image.

ljurecek said...

Look at all the fabulous dimension on this card! Wow! It's amazing how you added so much detail to one card. Looks beautiful!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Nancy. Lovely card, very Springlike and such beautiful delicate colours, very effective. Fab image which looks just great on that sketch. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Beach Cat ! said...

Darling card. I love the way you also put the sketch. Off to go blog hopping --- although I could spend another hour and pot of coffee just looking at your blog ;)

Ticketgoddess said...

Sweet card...love those ladybugs!!!

bevborda@yahoo.com

craftymom205 said...

Love your card.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I think this is a must have image. TFS.

Leah said...

Love it Nancy, the details are wonderful:)

Judy said...

Fabulous Card!! It's totally adorable, and your coloring is awesome my friend!!! A very good luck to Deedee, and thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

Sue D said...

Very cute card--I really like your handstitching.

Tricia said...

Wow! That coloring!! What a gorgeous card, and I love the ladybugs!!!

Min @ Kaymin Kreations said...

What a gorgeous card - I love all the little added touches you included!!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you'll join uns again next week for the TTT Challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Marion E. said...

What a great amount of work you made on this card. The coloring is stunning and I love the dp you used.
I so hope that you will come back to play with us and show more of your fabulous work.
Thanks for joining the TTT at Shelly's Images..
xx

Dana said...

Nancey this is gorgous. I love how you made those flowers come to life. They just pop right out at you when you look at that amazing card. It my name is chosen here on your blog I would love to have the same image that you used. I looked at it before and thought it was cute, now after seeing your card I know I have to get it. Nice isn't it to see what others can do with an image. Thanks so much.

Heather D. said...

So pretty! The flowers really jump out! The coloring on them makes them look real. Great job!

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

I love your card and love the flowers especially....Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. We look forward to seeing your creation again...

Janell said...

Awesome card! the lady bugs and the flowers are so cute.

mamichelle said...

Beautiful card! Love the design, your coloring, image, etc.

Shelly's Images said...

What a beautiful card! These flowers really jump off of the card. Great job.

And thanks for joining us this week at Shelly's Images for our TTT Challenge. Please visit us again soon!

TAS said...

Gorgeous card! You have added so many wonderful details to the card and the image is beautifully done.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shops Best this week.xxx

Sammibug said...

So Elegant! Great job!

Lorie said...

Ooooooh Nancy! I just loved this image when I saw it, and you have brought it to life beautifully!! What a stunner, and as always, I so admire your hand stitching. I wish you could teach me to do that!! :-)

Jeri said...

Fantastic job on this ladybug card. The details are just fantastic.

Deedee Anderson said...

Well, it's a good thing I closed the window before I hopped over here, Nancy, or I'd be picking flies out of my teeth with my jaw hanging open like this -- LOL! Seriously, it's incredible what you did with this simple image. Thank you for your love and support, my friend! Hugs, Deedee

Scrappy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the LO and stitching! Thanks so much for joining us for TTT at Shelly's Images! We hope you will be back to join us again soon!

linda said...

Beautiful card. I am so impressed by the handstitching! thanks for the idea to use cuttlebug embossing on the border cuts. You have inspired me. lsb0214@sbcglobal.net

DQ said...

Oh Nancy, I love this image and the way that you colored the flowers is gorgeous

Thebug415 said...

So cute! I love all the ladybugs.

Audrey said...

I absolutely love this card Nacy! you did a great job and Deedee's digis are wonderful!!

Ceal said...

love your card! such fun colors its adorable!

Ann English said...

Very pretty image and gorgeous coloring job! Your layout is stunning! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at S2G!

K. Joy said...

How very pretty! I love your coloring and those cute little ladybugs!! :) Thanks for the chance to win a free digi!

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a cute cute card! love all of the fun elements you have added to it! :)

Georgia said...

Lovely card! Wonderful coloring. Thanks for playing S2G TT.

KymKreates said...

Lovely ribbon application!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
KymKreates

Karen said...

Really lovely, great looking flowers, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely Flowers...Great card...thanks for joining with us at DDSB this week, hugs, Monika

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joinig us at DDSB! :)

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is gorgeous - lovely job coloring the flowers!! Fantastic! TFS!

Janette Fuller said...

I love ladybugs ~ This card is awesome!

Cat said...

Love your adorable ladybugs and punches! Thanks for joining us at
S2G this week!

itsabrt said...

What a grand card the layered flowers are stunning! Thanks for "Cutting it Out" this week with the Pixie dust Challenges! Beth

Angie said...

Your card is beautiful!!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This card is WONDERFUL!! I LOVE the way you colored the image, STUNNING effect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Shelly's images:)

Jeannie said...

Who doesn't love ladybugs?! Awesome!
Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Lisa Summerhays said...

Adorable! Great coloring!!

Amber said...

Darling card! Love the ladybugs and the flowers! Perfect for the month of May : )
DDSB Hugs
Amber

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh my gosh, how much do I love this card?? That sketch is awesome, I'm definitely saving that one! And I love how you've used it with the borders and the shaped image! And the lady bugs! Just wonderful!
Thanks so much for joining us in our "Flowers & Blooms" challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Karen Howard said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and those cute ladybugs!

Tiffany said...

This card is just too cute for words!

Lisa said...

I love everything about this card. Those Thanks for joining MelJen's Challenge this week:)little ladybugs are fabulous!

Lisa said...

Fabulous!Thanks for playing with S2G this week!

Bev said...

adorable card.. beautiful work.. look forward to seeing more of your work at Shelly's Images on TTT

jo said...

So pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Shelly's Images said...

Congratulations on winning our TTT Challenge at Shelly's Images!!!!!!! So exciting!

Please email me at shelly@shellysimages.com to let me know which of our images you would like to receive. I will get it right out in the email to you.

Please join us for this weeks TTT Challenge. We would love to see your beautiful work again.

Scrappy said...

Congratulations Nancy! You have won an uber cool prize for your challenge entry at Shelly's Images! Head over to:
www.shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com for details on how to claim your prize!

Marion E. said...

Hip hip Hooray...
Congrats on winning the TTT at Shelly's Images. Make sure you claim your price soon. :-)
Hope you will enter this weeks TTT again and show more of you great work.
Warm hug
Marion

Wendy K. said...

Beautifully unique card! I like the scenic blue background with the flowers!