This is Leaf Ladybug from the Alota Ladybug set. I love these little ladies! I colored her with my Copics, and white gel pen. Her wings are covered in Diamond Stickles. I cut her with my oval Nestibilities, and matted with a red card stock cut with the oval scallops Nestibilities.
The base for the card is the same red card stock and I love the pattern paper! This is actually two sides of one piece of paper from Lil' Davis Designs. I cut it into pieces and then put it back together. Love how the green dots look in the different shades. I ran a piece of red satin ribbon across the bottom and the sentiment is from the same set, cut with a Stampin Up Word punch. I then sewed the edges down and around the ladybug.
Now to that flower..... ok, while out shopping with MIL a few weeks back I found a flower yo yo pattern. I finally pulled it out and a scrap of red heart fabric and tried it last night. I like how it came out, but man those instructions were not easy to follow! I sewed a green button for the center of the flower and then placed two Prima leaves under it. I doodled the edges of the scallops to give it a more fun look. Cute huh?
The second card is Mr. Mail Bug and you can find him HERE. If you like to color... this one is for you! I loved all the different colors that can be put into this image. I think he is so cute and perfect for a note card to a friend. He is colored with my Copics and white gel pen. I used a green card stock for the base, and the pattern paper is two sided from FontWerks. One side is a pink lined side, perfect for a letter don't you think? And the other is a darker green with light dots. I used that to cut out the swirls, a Quickutz die, and to mat the image. I rounded the corners of everything with a Fiskars squeeze punch and inked the edges with a catseye dark brown ink.
The flower is something that has been in my stash forever! I think it is a Heidi Swapp chipboard flower. The sentiment is from Stampin Up, "Sending you My Love" how sweet is that! And it fits perfect in the medium Fiskar's Round Squeeze punch! I gel pen stitched the edges with white gel pen. With the large size of the image I had a hard time finding the right embellishments but I ended up happy with it.
Lots to get done today as always I am behind this week, I hope to get some cleaning done. Lots of playing with donkeys and especially the baby. (this is probably why I am so behind this week) And some cards done later in the day. I'll try and get some good baby photos today to share tomorrow!