Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas Blog Hop!

Merry Christmas everyone! 

Well ok not for another 6 months but it is the Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas Blog Hop!  Woohoo!!  Its so exciting!  Grab a cuppa this is a long one!

We are having a blog hop today to celebrate the release of a brand new set of Christmas Stamps from the fabulous Kerry!  There are 4 stamp sets in total and you will LOVE them all! There will be lots of chances to win a prize but more of that later. 

First of all you should have arrived here from the gorgeous Tams. To start from the beginning head back to the Challenge blog.  After me you need to head over to the fabulous Anita.

I was given "Sledding Fun" to play with and boy I had a lot of fun! The inspiration for my projects today came from the Rosemary Merry retreat I did back in April.  This is my first:

It was pretty difficult to photograph this but I hope you get the sense of it. Not sure what you call it!  I layered up my card and then made a pocket for all my tags to add to the centre of the card. The pocket is made from several pieces of thick card which I made leaving 3 openings for the tags. You could leave secret messages on these if you wish!  Then I added one of the sentiments from the stamp set and then of course the image.

So a blog hop wouldnt be complete without a second project from me!  Here it is:

I had a whole other project lined up!  I was doing a small canvas project but it all went wrong at the last minute!  So did this Christms notebook instead, which does look much better in real life! 

I hope you like both of my projects! I had a lot of fun making them.  None of the DT have seen each other's projects so I can't wait to see what everyone else has done! So now, onto the details!

The first chance you have of winning a prize is by doing the hop.  Here are the rules:
  • Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.
  • Leave a comment on the challenge blog stating which is your most favourite of the new images once you have finished the hop. 
  • Display the blog hop banner (which is on my side bar) on your blog, either in a post or on your side bar.
The First Prize is the full set of all 4 stamps and then 5 runners up will receive one stamp of their choice from the new release. Winner and runners up will be chosen at random!

The second chance of winning a prize is to take part in the challenge this week is has been set by the uber talented Amanda and it is:

"Christmas in June"

So you have 2 ways to win a prize .. you can just play along with the hop or enter the challenge .. and for the brave you can do both!

And if you don't win.. you can still enjoy the stamps at a discount price as the stamps will be on sale from today from the LCI Store for £5.50 ( Normal RRP £6.50) till 5th July.

Phew!  Are you still with me!  I hope I haven't forgotten anything otherwise Lisa will be on the warpath!  Don't forget you now need to head over to Anita.
Have lots of fun! 
Pami x 

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Card Ingredients:
Pocket Card
Paper/Card - Fancy Pants - Hot Chocolate; Bazzill Cardstock
Stamps/Images - LCI - Sledding Fun Stamp Set
Colouring Mediums - Copics Ciao - B93, B95, B97, B000, E000, E00, E21, E50, E51, E53, E57, E59, R20, R46, R59
Embellishments - ribbon from stash; pee wee glitter; blue rhinestones

Paper/Card - My Minds Eye - Dear Santa; Bazzill Bling Cardstock
Stamps/Images - LCI - Sledding Fun Stamp Set
Colouring Mediums - Copics Ciao - B95, B97, B000, E00, E21, E51, E53, E57, E59, R20, V12, V15, V17, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG49
Embellishments - Brad from stash; Turquoise epoxy dot from LCI; Ribbon from stash
Other - Notebook from The Craft Barn


  1. Oh wow look at you Pami, these are absolutely stunning. Love your papers too.

  2. And the TP award goes to...!!! These are flabulous Pam!! I've never seen your first project before so it's not on my 'to do'
    list :-D Love the pp in both projects...love them!! xx

  3. Wow these are so fantastic, what a bril idea with the tags. The little book a great idea for my daughter to give her friends.
    Jo x

  4. What can I say - both the card and the notebook are beautiful. I am soooo enjoying looking at all the cards on the blog hop, and can't wait to get my hands on some of those stamps.....even if I am not a winner and I have to buy them!

    Sharon x

  5. Wow, 2 gorgeous ideas! Great papers too. The metal flower on the notebook is really pretty.

  6. Oh WOW Pami these are both stunning!
    I love the tags on the first one.
    Hope you are keeping well and a little cooler.

  7. Oh, aren't they just wonderful - I like both the card and the notebook very very much, Pam!

  8. Love'em both Pami but the first one with the tags is wonderful, such a neat idea! And the inside is beautiful too, well done!

  9. Wow Pami, the secret messages card is a fantastic idea!! And your notebook is beautiful!

  10. How inventive that triple tag card is!!!! Love the notebook too!

  11. wow this is beautiful....both of them amazing colors


  12. Oh wow, stunning samples Pami, your images are coloured beautifully and love your papers. hugs Donna x

  13. Oh my word; what stunnalicious creations - MEGAMAZING!

    Beautiful papers, great coloring and yes, that image always makes me giggle!!

  14. Oooohhhhh Pami,two fab projects! Such a clever card with all those pockets,I'd have got in a right pickle. Was going to use my image on a note book but I ran out of time,yours is gorgeous! Julie.x

  15. They are fab projects Pam.. i love all those tags in the card and the papers are gorgeous .. as for the notebook - well you knew i would love that didnt you!
    Lisa x
    ps hope you are all ready for tomorro

  16. Love both projects - and the paperstock on the card is gorgeous xx

  17. Gorgeous projects! I am loving that stripey ribbon that you have used on the card :)
    Fiona L x

  18. Beautiful card Pami and I love that dp. The tags are fabulous for writing greetings too. The notebook is very cute too. I love altered notebooks.

  19. WOWSERS Mrs! Pam I just love that first card, can you send it to me at Christmas please? The strong colours are perfect, I love that image and the tags are inspired!!
    Your notebook is fabby too but the card is right up my street!

    Have a fab day tomorrow, hope we get pictures

    Hugs Laurie xx

  20. Oh my, are you after teachers pet this week?! :-D

    Seriously LOVE the card, it's stunning and I love the papers you chose, but the notebook is AMAZING!! Perfect for people who are organised and start their Christmas lists/shopping now (not me I hasten to add - I do all mine in one day, but the thought of being super organised... sigh...)

    Sue xx

  21. Really great, I love it Pam!!

    Hope you are having a fabby week!

  22. Ohhh...this is too cute, love that image and patterned paper!

  23. Wow! Amazing project!! Just love it.
    Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~

  24. What a gorgeous card Pami, I love that backing paper and the image is fab, Gaynor x

  25. Fabulous card Pami, lovely colourings and love the 'secret' panels.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  26. Hi Pami

    Wow, Wow, Wow!!

    Absolutely fantastic! Such a fab gift idea.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Remember........to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week, leave a little blog love for the other entrants. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

    Michelle :o)

  27. Wow, Pamy, your creations are stunning! Thank you for the chance, Miria xx

  28. Love the papers - will have to look out for those!

  29. Wow, love the design of your card, genius! Fab colours too and love your notebook!
    Helen x

  30. Love the really unusual card, and that pp is yummy. Love the ickle note book too.


  31. Both of these card are awesome! Love the image that you used! The tags is such a good idea! And I love the sentiment on the second card!

  32. Both are really stunning, love the papers.

  33. Wow, that is fantastic! Stunning and I love the papers. Susan xxx

  34. Gorgeous card, love the sledding image, so cute! Fab notebook too! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

  35. Beautiful gift set....

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  36. cute fun image, and look at you getting ahead for the holidays. thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

  37. Wow, your creations are absolutely stunning, and your have chosen the most gorgeous colours, lovely and modern. p.s. your colouring/blending is so impressive too!

  38. Gorgeous makes Pami, I love the papers you've used x

  39. Lovely cards Pammi. I am immensely pleasured to be a part of this wonderful blog. Thanks a lot.

  40. Gorgeous card, love the sledding image.Oh wow, stunning samples Pami, your images are coloured beautifully and love your papers.

  41. The image is very cute and fun..Lovely cards they choose very nice and pleasant colors...

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Thank you so much for your lovely messages, I enjoy reading every one of them! Pami x