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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Stamp Something Funky

Hubby and I just spent a long weekend in Prague on business.   We have a small, select network of people who assist us with the business and with the language issues.  Tom speaks some Czech as his family was originally from there but he did not grow up speaking Czech at home.We received some gifts from one of our contacts - some of them were in fact Christmas gifts as we had originally planned our trip for December but our flights were cancelled due to the big snow. 
One of the gifts, however, was for our grandson.  It is a beruška (ladybug).  I wanted to send a thank you card and the combination of the gift and the challenge for something funky at Stamp Something resulted in this very simple card.   I used an MS punch set for the ladybugs.  These are coloured with Copics and each one is backed with a little black semicircle cut with an SU punch so the dots are black.   The cardstock and DP are also Stampin Up, together with the sentiment.   I made my first nestie flower using a Nestie blossom die and the spray and scrunch method and the central panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug "thankyou" folder.
I think it's pretty funky. 
My recent trip and the fact that I have a hectic few days ahead of me means that I am a bit late stopping by my blog buddies but I will catch up soon!
In the meantime, thank you for stopping by. I love to receive your comments - they mean so much to me!


Dena said...

Lesley! You are too clever! What a great card to match that cute ladybug!!!!! Love the little border punch and the great flower you made! So special!
hugs, Dena

Alex said...

Love it, Lesley!! These little ladybirds are so cute and your flower is stunning!
Love, Alex

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! Lesley!! This is so darn CUTE!!! I don't know about funky...but it's darling!! :) Love the line of ladybugs!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!! You're a gem!!HUGS

Mrs A. said...

Really impressed with your flower. It's so good I thought it was a purchased one!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card ,, I love it !! the flower is stunning and the row of ladybugs is really cute ,,,

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card Lesley, love the ladybirds and the fab flower.

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a fantastic make and a fantastic "prop" too LOL!!!

The flower and all your little ladybirds look gorgeous.

Pleased you have had some time away .. I hope it wasn't all business!!

Don't ever think you need to comment on everything I make .. .. I don't create to receive comments .. .. I create because I love it and hope that I might give a little bit of inspiration along the way.

Your lovely creation has definitely given me lots of inspiration. Thank you!

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

Ahhhh, you've been away! I thought you were quiet! This card is simply wonderful, I love it. Have a great weekend. xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

Really really love the card Lesley, flower is amazing & those ladybirds marching around the panel are so sweet! I've left something on my blog for you xx

Inger Harding said...

ADORABLE card Lesley!!!
It's so cute and pretty! :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Vicky said...

Hi my lovely sweet friend hope you had a lovely time away as well as business. This is just gorgeous it really is hun I would be thriled to bits to receive something like this & I would cherish it. It really is gorgeous. The ladybug is so cute awwww its really nice of them to give you gifts. Dont think you have to comment on everything you miss shug we all know how busy life can be. Wouldn't you rather spend that time crafting & playing lol....honestly hun I certainly dont mind hun I do love your comments but I love seeing your creations you are so very talented shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xoxoxox

Alex said...

Hi Lesley,

just wanted to let you know that I got an award for you if you'd like it... :-)
Love, Alex

Julie said...

Hi Lesley - fab card!! So detailed as always and your flower is divine!! Your friends are going to be thrilled that you've thought so highly of their gift to make such special thankyou card to match!! Juliexx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Lesley this is utterly brilliant!
kim x

Lindsey said...

Wow Lesley this is fabulous! I love the border of ladybirds and that flower is fantastic. I must try this as it is so effective and very effective.
Linds x

Dawn B. said...

Your layered flower looks fantastic.. It is perfect for this card. Your little lady bugs are so cute.. Another great card Lesley

Ambrella said...

Very beautiful card