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Monday, 27 June 2011

Lexi’s Creations # 43 A Bug’s Life

Here is my card for the Lexi’s Creations current challenge which follows the theme ‘A Bug’s Life’.

Lexi 43 A Bug's Life

I created my card using Lexi’s image entitled ‘Mushroom Ladybug’ which can be obtained from Fairy Dust Crafts. We are sponsored by the fabulous image 

with a prize of a pack of 5 promarkers.

I printed the image onto watercolour cardstock and coloured it in with a combination of Whisper Brushstrokes pens and Lyra Aquacolours. The cloudy sky I made with Broken Glass DI which I dusted around the edge of an oval scalloped nestie to hopefully look like clouds!

The pink paper came from a freebie cdrom which was available in issue 88 of Quick Cards Made Easy. It was meant to be a series of borders for trimming out but I liked the look of it for a main background. Most peculiar set up as it refused to print anything larger than A5 and there seemed to be no way to access the file directly from the cds as they were in some strange format, but hey ho it was free so I shouldn’t really complain.

The blue floral mat was another freebie from this month’s Quick Cards! I ask you, who needs to buy paper, but of course we all do and it’s my one weakness as Dorcas Lane from Lark Rise would propound!

I created some faux stitching around the edges of the card with a stitch stamp from HOTP and some blue ink.

The greenery was made with various Marianne dies and the little bugs are wooden and they have been in my stash for a very long while. The sentiment came from the fabulous Burl Ives Song from my youth entitled Ugly Bug Ball! What a fascinating voice that man had and what quirky songs he made.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge – Things With Wings

Rainbow Lady’s Challenge – #158 Digi Day

Scrapbook Sisters – #41 Anything Goes

Simply Create Challenges - #46 Fly With Us

Southern Girls Challenge - #21 Anything Goes

The Crafty Calendar Challenge – June Things with Wings

The Outlawz POM Challenge – Things with Wings

The Poodles Parlour – Come Fly With Me

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  1. This is such a pretty bug not an ugly one... Love the card so sweet. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

  2. DELIGHTFUL -I love your little stick-on bugs and the clouds are great :-D
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

  3. Hi Lin,
    Just Gorgeous!!! Love the super cute image, the dp's, the colour scheme is fab. Love the layout and the embellishments are so cute. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  4. Man, do I love this card, all those little bugs crawling across the face of it, the fabulous greenery, the great colouring, just everything!!!

  5. What a pretty card. I love all those bugs and great colours. Sharon x

  6. Hiya Lin, this is adorable, and those cute little bugs round the card just finish it off beautifully. Love this one! CoB

  7. How cute, love all the added ladybugs! The diecuts look wonderful under your image! Thanks for playing at with us at the Bloggers Challenge!

  8. This is just stunnikng and I love those bugs but OMG Burl Ives!!!! Surely not!!! You are not that old I know. xx (tee hee hee)

  9. Very cute card. Love the little ladybugs. Thanks for joining the BC Things with Wings challenge.

  10. what a stunner lin,i love the colours and how you coloured lexis image,Fabulous
    tracey x

  11. What a cute mushroom and the surroundings are adorable, especially the ladybug.
    Thanks for playing along with Simply Create.
    Erica (DT Member)


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