Monday, 9 March 2015

dotty for dots and stripes...

Hi everybody,

I'd love to share a card I have made for the current challenge going on over at the awesome Lawnscaping Challenge blog, where this time round, the theme is 'Dots & Stripes'.  Cool. huh?  I am very partial to a good dot or stripe!

And here's my card...

I was admiring (touching, stroking, smelling - as you do), my delicious new Lawn Fawn 'Bugs and kisses' set, and thought, 'perfect', there right in front of me was those adorable little bugs, the bumble bee and ladybird, already perfectly making their own 'dots and stripes' statement, so how could I not let them lead the way?!  I used a few different Lawn Fawn sets to make up my scene.  The bugs and jar are from 'Bugs and kisses', the trees are from, 'Let's Play', and the leaves are from, 'Our friendship grows'.  I stamped out all my pieces and coloured them all using alcohol markers, and stamped my jar onto acetate.  My background is made up of all different delightful papers from Lawn Fawn's 'dots and stripes' pads in beautiful bright spring colours, well, because why not?  My aperture is created using Mama Elephant's 'Index Card' dies, and again built using Lawn Fawn paper pads.  My sentiment is from the Bugs and kisses' set, and stamped and heat embossed in Black Sparkle powder, on vellum, then cut using the cloud die from Mama Elephant's  'Landscape trio' set. I built up my scene using dimensional adhesive, and left my lid 'ajar' so my cute little bugs could fly free!  
I've gotta admit, I'm really happy with how this card turned out.  It's different from my normal style, but I had loads of fun building it up, and I think it's really cheery :)  

I hope you like it and these cute little fellas help brighten your day like they did mine.

See you next time.


*edited-Amazing news - this scoped me 1st prize woop woop :)*


  1. Amazing card! I love the springtime scene, the mixture of pattern papers are so much fun! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  2. oh my goodness - this card!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!! i looooove all of that dimension and the paper piecing is mind blowing! it's incredible! that little jar with the tiny cute bugs is so perfect!! awesome!!! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

  3. Such a fun card! I love that you used so many different patterned papers and there is so much dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

  4. Adorable! I really like the bugs coming out of the jar! Great take on the challenge by using the bees and ladybugs, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  5. Congratulations! I just saw your card got Queen of Green on the Lawnscaping challenge. I love your card!;0)

  6. oh WOW!!! i am never good at mixing that many colors and patterns- but this is absolutely fabulous!!!! (congrats on the queen of the green!!!!) Thank you for playing a long with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!