Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer birthdays at Totally Ladybug Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope all of you that had a nice long weekend here in the states had great weather and got to enjoy time with family and friends. We went to my parents and worked in the yard so my flower beds are now nicely mulched and pretty. Today we are being challenged to make a birthday card with a summer theme. Sue has provided this challenge and I used Cupcake Ruby to make my card today. You can purchase her here at Ladybug Crafts Ink.

I tried to use some bright papers along with flowers to meet the challenge. She has a MFT border on the bottom and a doily I painted with some shimmerz bubble gum paint to make it sparkle a bit. It also makes it curl so you have been warned! And since butterflies are synonymous with summer and I have seen them on so many cards lately I made one myself from a MS punch, some gold accent on the edges and glittered up to boot. Ok guys, your turn to show us what you interpret as a summer birthday for your chance to win a free stamp or be picked as one of the top three!

17 comments:

Faye said...

Oh what fantastic colouring. The mahoosive (!) doily in the centre, really lifts that pretty image up. Lovely. Have some choklit. xxx

Mary J said...

Amazing, Amanda! And teh card too! Your colouring is flaberooni!!! And all of the details are just gorgeous!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so pretty .. i love the colours and that gorgeous doily
Lisa x

Rusty said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love it! x

Whimsey said...

So beautiful; love the flowers an that butterfly and oh my, that pink doily! Gorgeous!

pinky said...

It think the curl really adds to the soft effect Amanda, your card is just stunning:)

Karin said...

Hi Amanda! Normally I would just be jealous over your fab card, but today I'm jealous of the tidy flower beds! My yard is rubbish this year :( Seriously, I love the idea of coloring a doily to match, simply beautiful!

Julie said...

Great card, loving the colour of the doily and the butterfly is fabaroonie!!! Have a great week,Julie.x

Anita said...

Beautiful work Amanda! Your coloring is always fabulous and I love that pink doily - going to have to give that a try.

Sue said...

WOW!! Amazing card Amanda, love the bold colours, and the butterfly looks perfect

Sue xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your brain must be color coded, every card you do is so fantastic with your color choices. I am loving them....love the bubble gum paint also!

Rea said...

Oh, what a cute card, I love the pink doily. So adorable. Hugs

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amanda. This is just so sweet looking. I love the papers that you have used. Great job my friend. I am so tired right at the moment so excuse me of any mispelled words. lol... I love you see more pictures of your pretty flower beds. I love to see perfectly made gardens. Hugs. Lisa

Mary J said...

Hi honey - just popping in to say HI!!!!

Kerry said...

Snap!!! Gorgeous card Amanda..looks like you brought your garden to your card with the pp and flowers and of course the fabulicious butterfly. Oops..look at the time. I've got to make a call soon!! xx

Clare said...

Hello lovely lady!!!. Im so sorry i have not been around in a while but i think you will hopefully know why from reading my blog!. I am just getting back into visiting everyone but have had so many problems with Blogger, i am praying that it will let me comment. Fingers crossed!!!. Big hugs Clare xxx

Clare said...

Yay it worked!!! now i can comment about yoyr gorgeous cards. I absolutely love this vard Amanda and the doily is beautiful. Funny my lovely friend in OZ made me some and have not quite known what to do with them but looking at yours has given me inspiration. That stamp is very sweet and love the way it has been coloured. Hope Sinbad & Lucy are well. Big hugs to you all, Clare xxx