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Thursday, 21 April 2011

'Inspired by Nature' for TPS challenge

Hi, I'm back again! Today is my Dearly Beloved hubby's birthday, 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUN!' and we are (hopefully) out for the day with the littlies celebrating. That means this is a scheduled post, so I sure hope it has worked!

As soon as I saw the latest challenge (#10) at The Paper Shelter I KNEW exactly what I was going to make! The fab image I chose fits perfectly with the 'inspired by nature' theme this week, and I also knew I was going to make a DL card, something I've not done for AGES, but the image was screaming to be used DL!

I am really pleased with it! Here's what I used:

I used 2 gingham papers, 1 red & 1 black, red and black cardstock, Promarkers, a Fiskars border punch, some Dovecraft spotty brads, 2 ticket sentiments from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS, and a little wooden ladybird. The additional sentiments are computer generated.

I decorated inside the card too.....

Whilst we've been here at our caravan, the weather has been glorious, and my daughter Zoe has had a wonderful time collecting ladybirds, of which there have been LOADS! I knew I wanted to make a card using this ladybird image, and it seemed the perfect opportunity.

Don't you just LOVE this little wooden ladybird!
Thanks for popping by!


Teresa said...

It's a smashing card, bet your hubby loved it.
Hope you both have a lovely day out, weather is perfect for you.
hugs Teresa xx

Catherine said...

Oh Ali this is dead cute ! I adore the image and the sentiment is just perfect ! Love it love it love it !

Faye said...

Oh, how nice to see a non square card and what a super card it is too. I love all these bright colours, it's fab. Have a lovely Easter. xxx

sallysbitz said...

Your card is just brilliant x
Love the gingham papers & the wooden ladybird fits in perfectly x

hugs sally x

PS... hope your hubby had a good birthday & you had a fab day out x

Dawn said...

Another great creation Ali! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at My Grafico, where it's ALWAYS Anything Goes!
I do hope you & the family had a good day out & Simon was well enough to enjoy his special day!
Love visiting your blog! Great new outfit too!
Dawn xx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous creation Ali, love the cute little ladybirds and fab gingham. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donn ax

Lisa Jane said...

oh its fabulous ..i love that image and the matching wooden Ladybug.. bet your Husband loved it!
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

MARY B said...

A Super Card, Thank you for joining us at Little Claires. Mary x

uksharon said...

Lovely fun image. Always love gingham on cards.
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Nannieflash said...

Hi Fabulous card inside and out love those ladybugs. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly

Pami said...

I just love those ladybugs!! Such a fabulous card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at LCI this week, hope to see you next week for the blog hop. Pami x

xxxtglxxx said...

Love this cheery image - those ladybugs are so cute!

Great DL card too.



The Crystal Elephant said...

Super card xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine......


WencheP said...

It's very cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


gina g said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Dana said...

Such a cute and fun card!
Thanks for playing along with Stamping Vacation!

Janna Werner said...

Hey there :) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely project with us and joining our DYSU Easter Blog Hop 2011! Hope you keep on stacking up with us! Hugs Janna :)

Miranda said...

awesome card, I just love ladybugs, they are so cute and so is your card
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week