Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lady Luck

ETA Monday 3/7: This card was the winner of the challenge on the Shabby Tea Room blog and I get to be a guest designer the week of May 9th now!

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a good one. I have been bitten by the Twilight Series. Emilia has been obsessed with it for the last few weeks and begged me to watch the movies with her. It was so bad it was good. I have seen all 3 movies and am now reading the last book since that movie won't be out until November. I usually never like things like this but it has sucked me in.
Today I want to share a card with you that I created for 3 challenges. The first one is for the current Peeps challenge hosted by Kimberly which is to make a card that is a symbol of good luck.
The second challenge is for Make It Monday #4 which was to make something using Fun Foam. When I first tried making something for this challenge with it I was not liking the look of the foam. I thought it looked cheap and gaudy and was not going to play along but after giving it some thought I was able to make it work on this card and love how it looks here.
The 3rd challenge is this inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room.
This is what I came up with

I have wanted to make a lady buy card like this for awhile now and thought this was the perfect chance. I started by cutting out a 5" black circle card using my Cricut for my base. After that I cut another circle from red checkerboard paper that Rich created for me. Next I die cut the buttons from chipboard then stamped them using black ink an image from the Delightful Doilies set. When I was done doing that I covered them with glossy accents and set them aside to dry overnight. Next I cut flowers from white fun foam using a Cuttlebug flower die then attached the buttons to them and placed them on the wings that I cut in half and attached with a brad to the base. For the head I cut black and white circles then embossed the white one with tiny dots. The antenna were made with more foam flowers and buttons that I die cut from more red checkerboard paper covered it with glossy accents and stitched with black floss. I attached them with black wire. To finish it off I added a lace border on the edge of the wings. When you open the wings it looks like this

I added a white scalloped circle to write a message on.
I am very happy with how this came out, I hope you like it too and since I am already talking about luck in this post last week I got lucky and found a great deal on a Vagabond and it arrived yesterday 3 weeks early. It is was going to be my birthday present from my family but my birthday is not until the 25th. I am already putting it to good use though. So far I am loving it and I know my shoulders and neck will too. As much as I have love my Cuttlebug it was taking a toll on my body with all that cranking. I will still continue to use my Circut too! That's it for now. I will be back with more to share soon. Until then I hope you have a great week and as always thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

Linda said...

That's one cute bug! Love how it opens. Very creative. Nice job!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

My goodness, that's so original and creative Terri! Love that cute little bug!

Stephanie said...

OMGosh, Terri!!! You've done it again! Totally blowing my mind with the creativity that you have! It's so motivating. Your card is just darling......Love the color, love the plaid, love everything! Beautiful!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness ... this is the CUTEST little card!!! I love every single little element you've added to your design and it's just perfect for the Tea Room challenge this week!!! Thanks so much for sharing this little lovelie with us all :)

Anne B said...

Terri this is super cute - looks amazing :)

Anonymous said...

TEAM EDWARD!

resmith said...

This is so darling!! I love it!! Such a creative idea!

Janelle said...

Wow, Terri. Cute, cute ladybug. Glad you gave it a second try!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my how very cute!

Denise said...

Ohh my! SO clever and darling to boot... love this little lady!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Terri, you should submit stuff like this for publication calls. This is uber fabulous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my stars girlfriend, this is one of the most creative cards I've ever seen!!! Adorable and unique, I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!

Julie E said...

What cuteness!

Jen said...

Oh good grief Terri. How do you do it so fantastically time and time again? This ladybug is so so fabulous! You, without a doubt, have got some serious supernatural talent. This is just awe inspiring! Amazing!

BethieJ said...

Terri this turned out so CUTE! I LOVE it!!!!
Enjoy your Twilight Book! We arent into those here (yet! LOL!)
Have a GREAT day!

Otter Hill Designs said...

What a cute card! I think I might have to try making one for my Send Love Today assignment.

Aimes said...

Yay! Congrats on the win, Terri; it's so very well deserved with this super clever creation! Enjoy your Guest designer spot!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tammy Roberts said...

Cute as a bug! A lady bug that is! Congrats on the winner in the Shabby Tea Room!

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness! This is so clever and creative! I love it. It amazes me with the things you create! You blow me away! Congratulations on your win. It is very well deserved!

Keva said...

Oh my goodness. This is way too cute. My 12 year old even thinks it great and she doesn't like anything...lol. Congrats on the win. It's definitely deserved. :)

Cathy Weber said...

I can not believe how stinkin cute this is. You really are the most creative person. That ladybug is just adorable. The doilies on it just put it over the top for me. Wonderful Terri.

Nerina said...

Oh WOW Terri! Totally well-deserved win and I hope you enjoy your guest design position! I can't believe that the little wing cases actually open - this is amazing!

Jill said...

Terri: This. Is. The. Cutest. Card. Ever.

Would you please package your talent and send some to San Diego? :-D

Dana said...

Oh Terri, this is adorable, clever, and unique. You are so creative! Congrats on the win and the GD spot!

Sharron said...

Oh, Terri--this is so ADORABLE! I love lady bugs and this is such an amazing creation. You came up with the most creative projects. LOVE everything about it!! Congratulations on your win and enjoy the guest designer spot!

Mary O'C said...

Absolutely darling card! Just creativity!!

Diane said...

Congrats on the win...it is a darling card...so cute...and can't wait to see your creative goodness on your week!!

Beth said...

OMG Terri this is so over the top I just love it gorgeous, and congrats on the win it was well deserved.

Amy said...

Amazing shaped card Terri! I would never have guessed it had fun foam on it! Congrats on your win!

Kara said...

totally awesome!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Didn't see this till now - This card is absolutely FANTASTIC!! I love it - it's sooo creative -
like 30 people before me have already said (-:!! No wonder you won - BIG, BIG congrats!!

Cammie said...

Well, this is just too cute and so worthy of the honor! I so admire your creativity!

Jen Carter said...

Oh my! This is way too adorable!! LOVE it!

Alyssa S said...

This is darling and oh.so.creative! You're just so clever...congratulations on your win! ;o)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is adorable! I love this! may have to try one of these gorgeous creations!

Becca said...

what a unique way to make a card! I am a ladybug fanatic so I was blown away with how beautiful this looks. You did an awesome job!!

Becca

scrappinbeccascraftroom.blogspot.com

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paris818 said...

Terri:

Thank you sooo much for sharing. I can't wait to try to make a similar card for my young nieces and nephew.

paris818 said...

Terri:

Thank you sooo much for sharing. I can't wait to try to make a similar card for my young nieces and nephew.

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