Tuesday 17 January 2012

Bows Bows Bows @ The Ladybugs

Good Morning everyone its TLT time again and I'm here with a new challenge at
and this week my lovely teamie Sue is hosting and she would like to see some
on your cards - We all love a bow don't we?
I rarely make a card that doesn't have ribbon on! Not intentionally, I just like to finish it off with a nice bow!
I've used an old sketch for some inspiration, I'm sorry but I don't know where its from but I think its one of Bev Rochesters.  The fabulicious image is Bathtub Nikki available HERE at half price through January! I've been stocking up while this amazing offer is on all cling stamps at the LCI store!
Papers are MME Meadowlark. My sentiment is a Melissa Francis rub on and you can't see it on this picture but I've put glossy accents on the bath tub to make it look porcelain!

I hope you will all get time to play along with this challenge, remember the Ladybugs have gone fortnightly for now so you have 2 weeks to get your bows tied! You don't have to use an LCI image to join in but we love it when you do!
Head over to the main challenge blog page for all the details of this challenge, last weeks winners and some fabulous inspiration from my lovely team mates.

It's been quite difficult leaving comments on some blogs this last week, I've just changed my comment box to a pop up as many people think this will cure at least one problem! If I didn't get around to commenting on your blog it wasn't because I didn't try!

Thanks to everyone for visiting
don't forget to enter my followers candies
I have a lot to thank you guys for!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pink Elephant - Favourite Colours
Pollycraft - Bingo (Ribbons, Buttons, Die Cuts)
That Craft Place - Home Sweet Home
The Poodles Parlour - Button Up
Crafty Catz - Use Something New (my stamp)
Alphabet Challenge - Y= You Can Choose
Crafty Creations - Something New (my stamp)
Phindy's Place - Tic Tac Toe (pearls, ribbon, flowers)
Dream Valley - Anything Goes


Anonymous said...

Oh i love this card, the image is so fun!
I hope you have a great day.
Hugs xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. How beautiful. Gorgeous image, love the colour combination and the ribbons, so very striking. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous Laurie .. i love that colour combo.. i once had a black white and red bathroom and i loved it !
Thats just how i imagine you after a hard day at work lol
Will be in touch soon
Lisa x

cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant hun love the image and your detail is as ever first class hugs Cheryl xx

Berry said...

This is so cool Laurie what a fun image and great choice of colours! Thanks for your comments, I think I may have to slim down my DTs have left one today otherwise I may go crazy lol!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Jacq said...

Hi Laurie,
Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the gorgeous image, the dps,the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Anne said...

Love your colourscheme and those fab ribbons! Thank you for joining us for this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card, and that image is fabulous - love the sentiment too! I'm having all sorts of trouble with blogger/comments - if you get five minutes I'd welcome some advice as to how you changed your comments facility. Hugs, Jo x

mags said...

Fabulous card. Loving the image and like the layout and papers used. Great sentiment too.

Payne Holler Cards said...

so fun! brings a smile!
fav color combo and love the 3 ribbon treatment
thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place (-:

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, love the sentiment and the sweet little bows.

Sue B said...

Aww this is Stunning Laurie!! I love the image and your colouring is gorgeous!! The glossy accents on bath is genius - looks fab! Beautiful papers and layout and I love, love those ribbons and bows!! Delish Card!!
Hope you have a good evening!
Big Hugs Sue xx

Christine L said...

LOL Fabbie card hon... love that image and the B&W theme is gorgeous.... lovin that gingham ribbon!
Christine x

Whimsey said...

Cute - cute - love the papers and those little bows; adorable!

Claire said...

Fab card Laurie, love the image and gorgeous colour combo compliments it perfectly. Hugs, Claire x

Diane's Card Designs said...

This is one of may favourite Nikki images and you have coloured her beautifully. I love the three bows they look beautiful. Great design and colour combo.
Diane xx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, what a great card - love the image and the red / black / white combo is wonderful.


PS - So glad to know that you can see your craft area in my dining room. Makes me feel a bit better about the amount of stuff / state the dining room is in!!!

That Craft Place said...

Great combo! Loving the colours!
Thanks for joining us at that craft place challenge!
Lisa x

Susie said...

Fab card - love the layout, image and colours - everything works so well together! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Sally said...

Love this image....just placed a bigish order last night but think I may need more stamps!!! Great colour combo and love the bows.
Hugs Sally xxx

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the image! Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet's 'You Can Choose' challenge xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the way you have used three bows!!!

Mary J said...

Oh totally gorgeous Laurie! Love those pearls and the ribbons, great!

Crafty Loops said...

Laurie this card is fantastic, I love how youve done the bows with the three different ribbons. Lee x

Curly said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation , lovely design and layout and very pretty colour theme,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use Something New Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Pami said...

I loved this as soon as I saw this Laurie, The colours are fabulicious. A friend of mine bought me a mega sparkly red shower cap for Christmas and your card reminds me of it!!! Stunning as always! Pami x

Dotty Jo said...

Hi hun, thanks for the Blogger fix you sent me - fingers crossed! Have a good day, Jo x

melsanford said...

Beautiful card - the b&w with a hint of colour is very effective. Love the ribbons :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Hazel said...

That image is great, love your card. I hope you feel better soon and thanks for reminding me about your candy. Had commented but forgotten to add to my sidebar, all done now, legal! Hazel x

Debs said...

ooh this is gorgeous..just stopping by to say thanks for your comments on my card..the image is a digi by just inklined she's a xmas stamp called Merry Maude but i removed her xmas hat in paint ..hugs Debs x

Janice said...

What a great card, love the layout & the bold colours - & obviously those bows. Any tips on getting them to sit as well as yours do? I confess, bows are hit or miss with me ...& sadly often more miss! Jx

Anonymous said...

Thats beautiful!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab card, love the red against the black and white, really striking
Lindsay xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, Great card,I just love black and white with a touch of red.
Avril xx

Julie said...

Love the layout Laurie,works perfectly with all of those bows! Thanks for my watermark, Julie.x

Desire Fourie said...

Aaah, this is too gorgeous. Just love the image (so much character) and yes me-time is so important.

Kerry said...

I'm actually loving the pop up box Laurie cuz you can scroll the card down and look at it while commenting instead of scrolling up and down!! Anything that makes life easier lol. Loving Bathtub Nikki with her red shower cap...the red just pops off the card. Your bows are so perfectly tied..any tips wouldn't go amiss! xx

Sheena said...

Fab card - thanks for playing Pollycraft Bingo this week! Sheena xx

Mary J said...

Oh, forgot to say Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

paper fun said...

Awesome card. I love the image and the colors.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Nuki Adiati said...

Stunning card! I love everything about it, especially your 3 little ribbons+bows.. Where did you get the inspiration, Laurie? That's brilliant!

And thank you for visiting my blog earlier :)