Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bug hugs

     I don't think I've even seen any of these little bugs this year or too many others for that matter.  I think it's even too hot for the bugs!  ;-)
     This little sweetie is "Little Ladybug" from Mabelle R.O. at Whimsy and Stars Studio.  I've colored her with Copics and added a little Stickles on her spots, Fairy Dust paint to her flower and some highlights with a white gel pen.
     Don't forget that Mabelle has a new rubber release coming up at The Craft's Meow on the 21st and be on the look out next week for some new digis.  All the info will be posted on the Whimsy and Star Studio blog.
     Our recipe challenge over at the Catered Crop this week is "Ruffles" so I added some ruched ribbons across the center of the card.  Make sure you pop in Sunday to see what the rest of the team has to share for inspiration.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Blogger's Network--anything goes
Fashionista--winged things
Lexi's Creations--for a friend
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner--anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ--at least 1 circle/oval, 2 different papers, and 1 embellie
The Ribbon Girls--girlie card
Crafty Catz--spots

     Have a fabulous Tuesday!

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "
  • Ink: Copics, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals, Standard Circles, and Classic Scalloped Circles
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls,  Offray ribbon, Martha Stewart seam binding, Crystal Stickles, Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint


  1. This is adorable, Tracy! Love the ruffled ribbon and cute image!

  2. Oh, this is so adorable! Beautiful coloring.

  3. Oh, SO adorable, Tracy! What a sweet ladybug! My daughter loves ladybugs...her nickname is even "Bugs" so she gives "Bug Hugs" too! LOL Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at SSiC!

  4. AWWWW gorgeous card, the image is adorable and I love the colours and the way you have added the ribbon looks fabulous

    Hugs Sue

  5. Oh how lovely Tracy and what a fab image. Gorgeous design too. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  6. Hi Tracy this is Fabulous what a BUG !! ,well done ,a super card
    Hugs Elaine

  7. this is sooooo sweet, just loving the ruched ribbon

  8. Tracy, this is so cute! I love ladybugs & this one really tugs at my heart strings! LOVE that ribbon!
    Hugs, Renee

  9. Hehee ^^ this is sooooo adorable!!! I love that bug =)The ruffled ribbon is beautiful detail!

  10. Too cute! Thanks for joining us for Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge. ~DT Candy

  11. This is sooo Adorable Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  12. Cute, cute, cute!! Always love red and black together and the papers you've used work so well with that beautifully coloured, sweet little bug :)

  13. Tracy I love it the ladybug is just beautiful and such wonderful colouring she really is divine! Chanelle xxx

  14. Hee hee Very cute bug! It is hot enough we don't have bugs here with 100 degree weeks. ugh... :0)

  15. Darling little buggy boo card, GF! So cute! I have seen a few of these delightful ladybugs in our yard but now that it's hotter than Hades out here they're probably going to hide out for awhile. I don't blame them one bit....:) Me & the Heat are not on speaking terms. LOL UGH UGH UGH
    Have a FABulous week.
    Huggies ~

  16. Tracy
    So darn cute!! I love this image and the whole design and the colors. Puts a smile on your face immediately! Like the touches of the gel pen too! Hugs

  17. This is just too cute,love the image and the black and white papers!The ribbon is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'for a friend' challenge!

  18. Awww what a sweet image! You know what...I don't think I have seen any ladybugs either this year! Well they are meant to be goodluck for money and I haven't had much good luck.. :/ Hope to see some soon! lol! I love the ruched ribbon...really nice touch :)

  19. very cute
    adorable actually
    thanks for Joining us Tammys Scrapin Corner this week
    Lisa Dt Member

  20. What a sweet ladybug!
    Gorgeous card:)
    Beautiful colours and details.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  21. This is just so precious. I love bug hugs. The colors are perfect.
    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  22. such a sweetie of a card and very cute card..love it thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Catz challenge this week sassyx

  23. Oh, your ladybug is super lovely! You've paired her up with such pretty papers and that ruffled trimming is perfect!! Hugs, Ira

  24. Tracy, this is just to stinkin' adorable!!! Love the image, the papers and the layout!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionista this challenge,
    Rina Fashionista

  25. I love it....just beautiful....joann sassy raggedy

  26. Just about as cute as can be ... beautifully done

  27. Oh my goodness, this is just as cute as can be! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  28. Thank you so very much for Joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge, this is one very beautiful creation

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  29. What a lovely card Tracy, the little ladybug is gorgeous, and you have colored her so beautiful!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  30. I don't think it can get any cuter! Your card is so sweet.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #99)


  31. This is so adorable! Love this image. I may have to add it to my collection. I love how you matted all the layers and the black trim is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC.

  32. Can I squeeze her??? She's adorable!!! Just running through the DT comments and I had to come over and say hi and see what you've been up to. Awesomeness as usual!! :D

    Hope you're having a great weekend. I'm locked inside..it's TOO stinkin' hot out. But I might venture out if I saw a little ladybug this cute. :)

    Thank you for sharing at MIM H.

  33. Too cute! It used to be that I would NEVER kill a ladybug...EVER! However, this past spring they completely took over my sunroom! It was like something out of those creepy movies I don't watch. I'm afraid I had to do away with them...many of them. I felt very bad. I don't feel bad when I do away with other bugs! :o(
    Your card is a happy card though! :o)

  34. P.S. Pop by my blog tomorrow evening...I have a surprise for you! ;D
    Rene from MIM

  35. Oh my goodness. This is just as cute as can be. I just love the papers you used here..


  36. Oh, this card is so super cute!! - Love your coloring!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you soon again!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member Fashionista Challenge Blog

  37. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining our challenge on Crafty Bloggers Network.


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