Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hug a Ladybug

     Yesterday we got up to 73F and I thought for sure spring was actually here.  Then, by bedtime, thick clouds rolled in and we're sure to have a storm tonight or tomorrow.  Oh, well, maybe it'll be a spring shower.  :-D  In either case, I know that when the ladybugs arrive, spring is here for sure.

I decided to use colors from the challenge at The Outlawz.

    This adorable image is from Bugaboo Stamps and I colored it with ProMarkers.  I cut the image and all three dp pieces with dies from Lawn Fawn (Large Stitched Squares.)  The 3 dp pieces (DCWV) were in my scrap basket and I cut each of the scraps as large as I could, wasting as little as possible. 

     The stitching part got a bit lost in the pattern of the dp so I highlighted the stitches with sparkly, white gel ink, although in the photo it looks mostly white.  The sparkle just didn't photograph. 

     I played a bit with how to arrange all the pieces but settled on what you see here.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment, then tied a tiny bow and 'dyed' it pink with a marker.  I added one sequin and a teensy drop of Liquid Pearls for a little touch of bling.

Catch the Bug
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Lawn Fawnatics
Lemon Shortbread
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Passion for ProMarkers

     Well, this weekend I have to turn my attention to getting things ready for a garage sale in a couple of weeks so I'm not  sure exactly how much crafting I'll get done.  I have a couple of things planned but they are for DT commitments and you won't see them this week.  In the meantime, Happy Crafting. NanaConnie     


  1. That image reminds me of Sunbonnet Sue. Cute image and a wonderful card! Love the design you used for this too Connie.
    Oh ugh on garage sales - I LOVE to go to them and dread having them!
    Spring really is suppose to hit here today or maybe I should say summer. We're predicted to hit the big 95 today - but then it'll cool down tomorrow.

  2. Ok, we need Spring to come ASAP!! lol
    Beautiful card Nana, so sweet. Love the little stiched squares in different sizes.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs
    Best wishes

  3. Such a beautiful card and a sweet image. Good luck with the garage sale. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Linda xxx

  4. Love your sweet image, fab colouring and layout. Thanks for joining us at PFP

  5. A cute card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  6. Wonderful image and wonderful ladybugs. We have still had cold weather, but I really could use a little Spring weather. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Natures Wonders Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  7. This is just so sweet!! Always happy to have you join in with us at PIP Challenges!

  8. Such a cute card
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Julie T

  9. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Through the craftroom door this week.

  10. A really pretty card Connie. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. The layout and papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Donna's 'only girls allowed' challenge and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

  11. What a lovely Spring themed card you have made here which fits perfectly the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).

  12. So adorable, love this! Thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug!

  13. What a great project thanks so much for joining us for our March Theme Challenge at Catch the Bug, hope to see you again soon!

  14. So very pretty, lovely colour combo and design.

    We had Spring yesterday 14C, today it's 3C and with a strong wind feeling even colder.


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