Sunday, 14 February 2010

I love my Ladybird (Ladybug) Tilda

Good evening everyone and Happy Valentines day to you. I just had to use this gorgeous Tilda Stamp (which I never want to give away!) in the UK she is a Ladybird and in the USA a Ladybug - I don't care which though I love her. Gushing over now down to the nitty gritty.

I coloured her using my watercolour pencils then framed her with an offcut from a nestie label - done in black glitter card. She is also glittered - black glitter dots, crystal glitter around the hearts and red glitter for the ribbon. Yep, I do like glitter!!!! I have put some gem hearts on the frame and a Ladybird button - it just needed another embellishment!! Nearly forgot to say the ticket is a freebie from Miss Cutie Pie.

The ribbon at the side is black velvet then I have attached some flower beads on to red ribbon and put that over the black velvet ribbon - make sense?

I have used the sketch at Midnight Madness shown below - there was a choice of two.

Now for the epic journey around all the other challenges I am going to enter this card in!!!!!

The Pink Elephant - Valentine,

Creative Inspirations - Red and Black,

Tuesday Taggers - Love is all Around,

Everybody Art Challenge - Valentine,

La La Land Challenge - No DPs,

Simon Says Challenge - All you need is Love,

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Have a Heart,

Sassy Designs By Susie - Hearts and Flowers,

Cute Card Thursday - In the name of Love,

Polka Doodles - Hearts and Flowers,

Just Magnolia - Love,

Raise the Bar - Be mine forever (use a stamp you are never going to sell/give away),

Fussy and Fancy - Dazzle us,

KLSNS Challenge - Red, Black and White,

Magnolia Down Under - Buttons (ladybird button), Bows (red glitter bow on stamp) and ribbon (self explanatory - I hope!),

Tellen's Place - Use at least 5 hearts,

Pile It On - Flowers (the beads are flowers) and

The Pixie Cottage Challenge - Love

Phew finished finally, please let me know what you think.



Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) I love this Tilda ,,, she is gorgeous and the papers and embellies are fab ,, love the sketch too ,, and the sentiment ,, lovely :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Love Challenge :-)

Lols and the DT x x

Elena said...

This card is so cute! I love the glitter papers you used!
Thank you so much for playing with us at La-La Land Crafts!

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely Tilda and gorgeous card. Love the tickets too. Welcome back and thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card love little tilda and so many challenges I love it when that happens, good luck,
Chris x

Liz McGuire, said...


It is gloriously sparkly! Hope you are having a good weekend and St Val was good to you.

Liz x

Unknown said...

Very cute card thanks for playing along with us at tellen's place

Debra James said...

WOW, WOW, What a Stunning card- Love all the glitter. Very eye catching. Thanks for playing with Magnolia Down Under Challenges, Hugs xxx

Wishcraft said...

Great card, love the image and all your glitter :o) Lisa x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Your lady bug Tilda card is soooo cute! Your coloring is wonderful and I love how sparkly everything is! Wow. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Midnight Madness DT
I have blog candy available if you are interested!

Sandra H. said...

Very, very pretty!!! Very nice work!!!

Kelly L said...

This is really cute, and I learned something as well (ladybirds huh? cool) Thanks so much for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin. The colors look great! :) Kelly

Sheri Gilson said...

What an adorable Valentine!! I love Miss Tilda and all the sparkle!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for piling it on!

Do What You Love said...

Look at all the glitter-YUMMY! I love this card - it is colored beautifully and Tilda is divine isn't she? I love those hearts and the itty bitty ones are delightful! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place! ;D

Tracy said...

Beautiful glitzzy card,image is adoreable and luv the ticket!
Thanks for joining us over at the Creative inspirations challenge and good luck.

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
Wow Wow Wow!! So much bling! And so red too. Love that Tilda - such a cutie. Anyone would think it was Valentine season wouldn't they???? :-)
Dawn xx

Cheryl said...

Adorable,love the sparkle and your cute little Tilda!!!

Unknown said...

Great card, love the sketch you have followed. Good luck with all your challenges and many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Ali - this is one adorable Tilda - the shimmer looks fabulous, perfect for a Valentine Card!! Love the bling too, that ladybug is so cute!! Well done with all those challenges - I think I counted 19 - WOW! It is great to have you playing along this week with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, your cards are such a delight to see. We look forward to seeing you next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Suzi Mac said...

This is just gorgeous, love the image and the colour combo is ideal for our challenge over at Creative Inspirations this week. Thank you for joining us.
Hugs Suzi x

Mel said...

Stunning wee card pet! This image is just fab, love your colouring detail! Good luck with all the challenges xxx

Priscilla said...

WOW your attention to detail is remarkable. I love the image and your take on the sketch is wonderful. Those tiny ladybugs are so cute too. Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.. I “LOVE” that you are around to share with us and your work fills my heart with joy. Hope your weekend was filled with lots of love and of course crafting ;) Be sure to check the sneak peek.
Sending LOVE your way <3 <3 <3
MMSC Hostess

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Lady bird, Lady bug but always a Lady!! She is dressed up and glammed up and Black velvet ribbon you said?
WOW, look at all those challenges to hit, so glad Midnight Madness was one of them, thank you for joining us.


Katie said...

Super cute, I wouldn't give her away either! I love all the glitter.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage and at PIO!

Carol Hurlock said...

Ali this is incredibly cute and adorable. I love how shiny it is. You ROCKED the sketch this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week and the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Audrey said...

Too cute! I love all that sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

PatR said...

Cute card, love the bling. Thanks so much for joining TT this week.
Pat xx

bumblealsie said...

i got my DW a Steiff husky and have to ask if the thing she is holding is a Love Gun!!!!!!made famous by the hottest band in the world Kiss

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card design Ali and gorgeous colour’s, love it

Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

soooo cute! and the sentiment is perfect for a "bug"! lol
Thanks for joining us in the no designer paper challenge at La La land!
Pam Going Postal

Leann said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Chelsea said...

Wow! I love Ladybug Tilda and would never ever give her up either! :) Beautiful watercoloring and the glitter on the ribbon is a great touch. Thanks for playing this week at MDUC. ~Chelsea

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love the sparkle!

Jennifer said...

This is such a darling card! Thanks for joining us at PIO. Hugs!!

Michelle B said...

Super Cute Card! Thank you for joining us this week at Tellen's Place.

Michelle B.

jude said...

Thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations this week.With this stunning card adore image and layout is fab n glitzy!
Good luck
hugs jude:)

Jackie Randolph said...

Too cute!

Thanks for playing along at Fussy & Fancy Dazzle Us challenge.

Irina Blount said...

Super CUTE!! Thank you for joining us in the "no designer paper" challenge at La La Land Crafts!
:) Irina

Risa said...

What a beautiful card! Your image is adorable!
Thanks for playing along with The Pixie Cottage!

Mia said...

Oh wow! How cute!!! I love all of the glitter & that lil girl is adorable! Thanks for joining us in the Tellen's Place Challenge. :-)

Fabiola said...

ta tilda est super jolie et ta carte adorable

Anonymous said...

What a sweet Valentine. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

blackdragon said...

Lovely card ali... hope you and yours are all ok.
Thanks for playing along with us at tellens place this week
keep safe love lynx

Dinkum Creations said...

Gorgeous card Ali. Tilda's a cutie.

cheryl said...

oh this is really gorjus love the colurs to thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xx

Nettie said...

I'm always a sucker for sparkle. Fab card.x

Tracey Feeger said...

wow this is fabulous. Great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Maureen said...

So cute - love all the glitter! Thanks for playing with us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Harriet H said...

Wow what a great card you created and look at all the challenges.....

Spyder said...

ohoh quick! I have to be # 50!! lovely Tilda!! She's soooo sweet! Fabby card!!

~*Joni said...

Oh she's so cute! I always wondered what the difference was between a ladybird and a ladybug, thank you for clearing that up for me. ;) Regardless of her name, she is a beauty in all of her red and black glory. Wonderful job with all the challenges, thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

Kerry said...

Cute image and she really stands out on the glittery papers. Thanks for joing in at Polkadoodles this week.

Mandy said...

Aww Ali this is so gorgeous, love the image and all the fabulous sparkle.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment hun, I feel so much better now for having a rant lol.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations too
hugs Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Love all the sparkles. Tilda is really cute. Gorgeous card!
Hugs xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card fellow DT member. Love it.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabby card, just love that image! Thanks for joining in with us at Just Magnolia this week! :)

Donalda said...

Oh what a beautiful card dear. So love the detail. Thanks for joining us at JM

Susie Sugar said...

Totally adorable card I love it Thanks for joining in this weeks at Susie's Sassy Challenge we hope you will join us again next Thursday the 25th
Love Susie

maxine said...

This is a lovely card, I love this image and have just got it myself. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week

katesacraftybugger said...

fab card , thanks for joining us at polkadoodles this week.
hugs Kate x

Sol said...

This is so cute! Love the image, glitter and the ribbon embellishment is so stylish! Lovely card! :)

Risa said...

Your card is very pretty and your detailing is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin!

Tracy said...

Very cute card, thanks for joining Susie's Sassy challenge, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Juanita said...

Wow this definitely Dazzles me. Love all the sparkle and that beautifully colored Tilda. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy

Tammy said...

This is so adorable!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again! Good luck!!!