Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My first week at the lovely ladybugs!


Happy Tuesday everyone! I am especially excited cause first, I am off tomorrow (thank heavens!) and today begins my March guest dt member for ladybug crafts. This weeks challenge is to incorporate stitching into your card. I have always loved to see that on peoples cards, makes them look so nice and finished but have been too busy, err lazy actually, to haul out my machine and do it. Well, todays card has both real and faux stitching cause when I did pull out the machine to use it I don't like how it looks. Maybe it is the thread I used as it was quite fine, just need to fiddle more me thinks. So since I didn't like the look of it on the blue panels I did some faux stitching on the white panel with a copic multi liner and used my ruler to make sure the dashes were even.  I attempted to make one of the new ruffled roses using my scor pal but I didn't notice the edges weren't even where I glued them together and the angle I took the photo at makes it look twice as bad, it really isn't that wonky irl.  Ok guys, make sure you head on over to  http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ for the chance to win some new stamps. And they just had a blog hop so check out the sale on the new releases too!


                                                                                                                           

11 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

he Amanda fab card -- i love the stitching and the cut out friends... as well as the rosette and the twine .. so basically i love it all lol.. looking forward to next weeks already lol
Lisa ;)

Whimsey said...

Great card Amanda; love the stitching, those panels & great coloring of your image!!

Kerry said...

There's nothing wrong with your stitching Amanda...it looks flab, and don't forget, it IS hand crafted! Love the colours and your colouring (think I already told you that lol). Love the whole thing! Well done on your first week :-D xx

Vicky said...

Such a cute card Amanda! love the image, beautiful stitching and your colouring is just gorgeous hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Mary J said...

Wonderful Amanda! I love the layout and DPs you've used - the stitching finishes it off perfectly!

Pami said...

Fabulous Amanda! I love the layout and the colours, the rosette, all of it!! Pami x

Anita said...

Amanda, your card is fantastic. Your coloring is so pretty and I love the rosette with the button. I think your stitching looks great.

Patty said...

Amanda...well you started the month off with a bang! No doubt about it you are going to rock the card world and then I can say..."Oh, I knew her when...hugs

theCook said...

Love this card, really nice colors and the twine finishes it off really nicely!

Elaine said...

Well your stitching looks pretty fine to me, at least it's straight which is more than I could ever achieve!
Love the images and those papers are fab.
Ok, spill the beans...how did you make the rosette?

Love Elaine xxx

Sue said...

Wow, a great start to your month! Fab card, and super choice of papers for this image. The rosette flower looks fine to me!! Sue xx