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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

One Card - Two Challenges!!!

Hi there,

I've been perusing some other peoples blogs the last few days and a couple of people in the Stampin Stars team had made cards for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week called The Darling BUGS of May!.  This is a challenge site I've not come across before, but seeing their lovely creations inspired me to have a go and join in the fun.
It also turns out that today is the day for another SU Only Challenge called May Flowers Are Here!, so I thought I would combine the two challenges in the one card.

What do you think of my little Lady Bug???

This card was made using pretty much just punches, with the Build a Blossom stamp set thrown in for good measure!  The Lady Bug is various circles punched out of Basic Black card, with the wings punched out of the Scalloped Circle punch in Real Red.  I used the Owl Punch to get the tiny Daffodil Delight and Basic Black dots, and the Real Red hearts too.  The centre of the flower is a Scalloped Circle in Basic Black cut down a little, and the petals were punched using the Blossom Petal punch. 

Once I'd figured out the basic format for the lady bug, it was a pretty quick card make.  I think the hardest part was getting all of the little dots stuck to the flower and the wings :o)

Right, off to pop my card onto the challenge sites and look at everyone else's wonderful creations.

The Details: 
Card / Paper - Real Red / Basic Black textured and smooth / Daffodil Delight / Pear Pizzazz DSP
Stamps / Ink - Build a Blossom stamp set / Daffodil Delight ink
Embellishments - Brad
Tools - Owl Punch / Blossom Petals Punch / 1" Circle Punch / 1 3/8" Circle Punch / 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch / Lattice Square Embossing Folder / Paper Piercing Tool / Snail / Sticky Strip / Dimensionals / Trimmer / Stampin Scrub and Mist


  1. Very cute little lady bird!! Would you mind if o case'd him some time in the future?! Well done on another beautiful creation!! Xx

  2. Wow! That is sooo cute. I love the way you used the petal punch.
    Cate x

  3. Such a cute ladybug - Love how the flower comes from the corner of the card. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

  4. Fabulous card - love your bug! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  5. Fantastic card - I love the idea you've used to create the wings.

  6. Cute little ladybug card!

  7. This is incredible. I love everything about it....the ladybug is so sweet, the embossed background - and I especially love how you've only used some of the petals to tuck the flower in the corner - it's not overpowering the card that way and looks fantastic. I've struggled with this flower punch, and love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. What a cute little love bug! Thanks for playing SUO Challenges.

  9. This is adorable! What a clever card! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

  10. Cute, cute, cute! Love the ladybug on that pretty flower :) Thanks so much for joining us at SUO challengs.

  11. Congratulations for being in the Top 3 at SUO Challenges! We are just in love with this card!

  12. Adorable! I feel a CASE coming on...