Monday, November 8, 2010

Ladybug crafts 1st challenge! a week late...

Evening everyone! Well, I missed another deadline for a challenge,( and by a week this time!) for the first Ladybug Crafts challenge. There was a sketch to follow and I think I followed it pretty well. Card came out pretty well except for that darn ribbon. It is the crinkle ribbon and it has no body to it. The colors are beautiful and that is why I chose it cause in real life the green matches the matting on the picture but here it looks kinda washed out and sad. I guess I will follow her example and have a drink to deal with it! Does anyone have any suggestions how to manage all the challenges going on out here? I tend to scribble on whatever paper is handy but apparently that isn't a very good system! Ok, Joe just walked in the door complaining about it being dark so early so I better get the other half fed.
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Elaine said...

Hi Amanda,
Yep it's so annoying when things look different on the photos than in real life, but with my legendary photography skills it happens to me a lot!
Love the card anyway regardless of the ribbon looking a wee bit pale, beautiful colours of green/brown/blue and I love those papers (I am still hoarding and not cutting into mine).
You go feed Joe then you can have a little drink yourself!
Take care
Love Elaine xx

The Spotted Chick said...

Oh Amanda, you crack me up!! I think it's a FABBY card!! The colors are fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along in my TKT challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Patty Sue 2 said...

I think you had a drink before posting! LOL! This is doesn't look washed out, and you must remember these dark, dreary days must have something to do with our photos!

Kerry said...

This is gorgeous Amanda...your colouring is amazing. I love the ribbon ... especially with the little doodad (sorry not sure what it is!)Thank you for entering the LCI TLT challenge :-D xx

Hayley @ said...

Hello Amanda, I love you card, the colours are perfect for this time of year and your colouring is flabbulous as the Ladybugs would say!
Thank you for joining us this week at the TLT Challenge blog! :)

Highland Handmade said...

Very pretty, who cares if you are a week late, you made it with us this time! Gorgeous card! love the green colours but then I love green! Thanks for joining us at Ladybug crafts Ink.
Tams x

pinky said...

Its stunning, coloured so beautifully and the photo looks perfect. Thanks for playing along at Ladybug Crafts Ink this week.
ps put all your blog challenges under each day of the week in your sidebar then you can see them at a glance.

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - i love those colours and your colouring is beautiful.
The ribbon with the button looks so elegant
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Good luck Lisa
ps i use a page a day diary and write the challenges in on the day the challenge finishes seems to work lol

Whimsey said...

What a great card; your coloring is fabulous!!! Love the matching ribbon, great colors!

Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog!

gobeagirl said...

Well, even if you didn't make the deadline this is a super cute card. I love your coloring and that crinkle ribbon. It is my new favorite ribbon to play with. Have a great day. Hugs, Lisa G

Mary J said...

Oh Amanda, this is a GORGEOUS card! It makes me wanna say "dahhhling"! A great take on my sketch last week and the ribbon sets it off perfectly!

Thx for joining us at ladybug Crafts Ink and hope to see more of your creativity at our next challenge!

Mary J xxx

Helen Ann said...

gorgeous card, love the colour scheme

I'm the same with the challenges - driving me up the wall cos miss them all the time lol

Hel x

Aunt Min said...

I L*O*V*E it! Perfect card to post in your kitchen on "Black Friday" with a sign that reads, "The Kitchen is Closed!"

Meahni Pieterse said...

Hey Amanda, great card! Well done winning that cute chicken, lol!

Janie Printz said...

Well I LOVE your card & everything about it ... I see you're one of the new Crafty Chicks over on the Spotted Chick so congratulations !!! You go girl !!!
Hugs, Janie

Tinkerbeth said...

Congratulations on making LCI's Top 3! Your card is beautiful, and I am sure that you are entering more challenges than I am, but here's what I do: I email myself a reminder, and include the challenge's URL. Then I write it in my planner at the bottom (Gasp!) of my To Do list in my planner. The bottom is where I write the fun stuff I want to do after I get the Need To Do's pretty well polished off. I'm usually in just under the wire, and sometimes I don't make it at all, but I think this system works for me.