Monday, May 25, 2009

Ladybug, ladybug ...

A good Monday morning to all! I haven't been very productive in making cards these last few days. I was occupied with making a gate. (What's that, you say? You can read about it at the end of this post if you're interested.)

Anyway I managed to get at least one card done. Finished this one last night.

This card was done using this wonderful sketch provide by Heidi for the Friday Sketchers #53
challenge.
I'm using the Tilda with Ladybug image from the Chasing Butterflies Collection--she's just sooo.... adorable.
I also remembered that I have a similar stamp from Penny Black with a hedgehog holding a ladybug. So I've added that image to the card and made this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge also. Their Challenge 50 for this week is: Buttons Galore.
And I've done the inside of the card this way.
Now to that gate I was talking about. You can skip this part by the way-- nothing to do with cards. I have a small garden plot in a community garden, measured 4 feet x 12 feet. There are 5 sections of about a dozen plots in each. My plot is in Section 5. Each section is fenced in, but there's a garden gate that you go through. Our gate was literally falling apart and I've volunteered to make a new gate, as I'm somewhat handy with a hammer and nails. (I wonder whose bright idea that was!!!! LOL) Anyway, that's what I've been busy with these past few days.

I've taken a picture of the new gate. I took it at an angle so my plot is showing in the background. It's the one with that huge bush of rhubarbs (in front of the car) and you can see the purple flowers from the chives.
Well, I did say you can skip this part.

Have a wonderful day. I'm off to work!

Stamps: Magnolia #346 Tilda with Ladybug, Penny Black T for Transparent clear stamp set Bubbles.
DP: Hot Off the Press Jacie's Vintage Papers.
Tools: Martha Steward punch Ladybug.

20 comments:

Jacque said...

Norma, a precious card...love everything about it...the inside is just as pretty as the outside...Great job!! Hey, and I like the new garden gate too...you have done a special job on that one...Hugs..Jacque

ladydiana said...

Such a pretty card!!! With the diamond angle on the front I particularily like how you angled the inside, very creative and it looks awesome.
Wow, not only are you a very talented artist you build gates too...hey we need a new gate...lol, great job, love the curved top and #5.
hugs,
Diana

ladydiana said...

Forgot to ask, may I include your card in the Magnolia-licious Gallery?

Pam S. said...

cute, cute, cute Norma!!! love your coloring and colors you chose to go together! GREAT blonde hair! hehe
Pam Going Postal

Sharon Caudle said...

This is so PRETTY, Norma!!! I love the soft colors and beautiful paper! And I like how you put the Penny Black image too! Fabulous coloring!! Wonderful card!!
hugs!
Sharon

dolcreations said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love how you put the hedgehog on the front of the card. A friend has loaned me that stamp. I may have to play!

Your garden is beautiful..especially with the amazing gate you built! You are one talented lady!
Christine

tracie said...

Gorgeous and cute card Norma, love this cute hedgie and he looks great with Tilda.. beautiful colour scheme and cute buttons. Love your new great. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC ~ hope you've had a fab weekend
hugs
Tracie :)x

Candy said...

I Norma,

I see you are a girl of many talents! Great gate!!

Love this card! It is just beautiful in everyway!
You colouring is fantastic as well.

Hugs, Candy

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma, your card is just gorgeous. The inside is as beautiful as the outside. I love the soft colors that you used, such pretty colors throughout. That's a wonderful sketch too.

Nancy said...

Norma...I love everything about your card as well. Love the little hedgehog he seems to just go perfectly with Tilda.
Your new gate looks great you diffently have many talents!

Kath said...

wow what a fabulous card...love the papers and your cute hedgie and great use of buttons....and a lady of many talents...well done on making the gate......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Hugs Kath xxxx

Monica said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is fabulous and the design is gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Claudia Rosa said...

super cute. i love the combination of the stamps~!

mynewblog said...

Oooh, this is cute! I LOVE the inside. You always amazed me the various shapes\cuts you came up with for the inside, giving us lots of ideas! Say, I like that lady bug punch ... hmmm, I think I'm going to get that.

Debbie Pamment said...

You are certainly a very talented lady - not only are your cards artistic masterpieces but you can make gates too!!! Love the gate and the card is stunning, that Penny Black hedgy goes soo well with this Tilda - gorgeous!
xXx

cabio's craft corner said...

Nice soft soothing eyes purple you used Norma. Great coloring and love the design for the inside too. Great Challenge card!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma she is adorable and I love the colors you picked. Love the little hedgehog you added also he is cute TFS

Laurel said...

Norma - Very pretty! Love your Tilda and your coloring! What a cute gate. Hugs

Claudia Rosa said...

thank you norma for your kind comment on my blog
xxx

Nancy said...

Lovely card you have made:O) Beautiful colours, gorgeous colouring! Love how you decorated the inside of the card.
Hugs, Nancy.

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