Sunday, 15 May 2011

Darling Bugs of May!

Hi all, i hope you are all having a fab weekend! Mine has been quite chilled! Yesterday i went to a 'duck race' with my friend Lucy - which was a new experience and then i had a lovely visit from my sister Jamie and cousin Kirsty.  My hubby was out on another stag do last night and my friend Suz came round to watch the eurovision and we had a pig out on chinese takeaway, washed down with wine and peach schnapps and cherry 7up (we accidently order cherry 7up rather than regular - but it actually worked quite well!!) Anyway today i'm just having fun crafting!!

Today i want to share with you my entry into the Daring Cardmakers Challenge, which this week is 'The Darling BUGS of May!' I was quite excited about this one, and may even enter more than one card this week as i love the theme so much!! Here's my card:


The card base is 'Wild Wasabi', on that I used the same colour ink and the leave stamp from the 'Happiness Shared' set. The ladybird has been created from two 'Top Note' Dies - using 'Basic Black' and 'Real Red' cardstock. (I have only recently brought this - it's a Stampin' Up! exclusive Die - and it SO versatile - keep checking out my blog to see all the different things you can do with the 'Top Note'! The ladybirds dots have been punched using the '1/2" Circle Punch' and have been raised with 'Dimensionals'. His head has been created with the '1-3/4" Circle Punch', his eyes with scraps of 'Whisper White' and the '1/2" Circle Punch' and i've used the eye circle from 'Owl Punch' to craete the centre of this bugs eyes!!

I think this card is worthy of going to the Ugly Bug Ball, but i'd love to know what you think!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

19 comments:

  1. That card is sooo cute! Thanks for joining in with this week's DCM dare. :oD

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  2. Oh how cute - love it Amy xx

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  3. Great use of the Top Note die and a fab card. Thanks for joining in with us at Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

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  4. What a fab card x
    Great idea with the die - love it x Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog thought I'd leave you a link to a tute for those fab bows - super simple ....
    http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/05/tpe-tutorial.html
    Hope you can use it x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  5. Pretty lady bird shaped card!

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  6. What a great idea - really original!

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  7. Such a genius idea Amy! I went for ladybird too this week but not blogged it yet!

    There is a blog award for you over on my blog;

    http://stephanie-emma.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-award.html

    xxx

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  8. your lady bird is brilliant...Love the idea... Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...much appreciated xx

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  9. I love it! What a clever card you've made Amy.
    Thank you for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' Darlin' BUGS of May challenge

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  10. That ladybird is fabulous! Thanks for joining in with the Darlin' bugs of May challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week:)

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  11. Hi Amy,
    So love your ladybird - brilliant idea! thanks for visiting my blog, love Jacky x

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  12. Good use of the label die to make the ladybird's wings. A cute little card!

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  13. I just love this! Completely adoreable!

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  14. That is such a fantastic use of that die!

    jo x

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  15. Oh he's so fun, great idea using the dies.
    xx Leo

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  16. Great idea - this is a really effective looking card!

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  17. What a great shape to use for your ladybird. Cute card! :)

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