Lady Bug Love

Good morning everyone!
Time to start a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, and I'm sure it's one of everyone's favorites-Anything Goes!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is the Cutting Cafe and they have provided some adorable images for our design team to use.  I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make!  I've withheld making Valentine's cards this year, but seeing all the lovey dovey creations everyone else is making made me sort of miss I caved :)
Ok, it's not a "valentine" but it sure looks like one!  I've had this patterned paper in my stack for quite awhile now, and I could never find the right card to use it on.  It's a very busy pattern and I used to like those, but now I'm finding I like the simpler subtle patterns.  But using this paper by itself seemed to work great!

For the heart I punched out a few strips with my MS Doily Lace edge punch and then sort of wavy wrapped them around the heart.  I did this awhile ago and loved it, but forgot about it till I came across the pic of my previous card.  And it makes the heart look so frilly and fancy, even though it's just paper :)
I used some heart lady bugs from the Cute Critters set and paired them with a sentiment from the It's About That Time set.

The ribbons are from my stash.  I've had the sparkly heart ribbon for quite some time was my last little scrap of it and I felt it needed to go on this card :)

I hope you will join us this week!  And be sure to check out the rest of our design teams projects!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Crafty Catz #169-Love is in the Air
    Dilly Bean-Hearts
    Fab N Funky #157-Valentine/Hearts
    Nutcrafters #36-Love and Friendship
    Simon Says-Have a Heart
    Timeless Tuesday #207-Put Your Heart on it
    Totally Gorjuss #170-Love
    V's Sweet Ideas #8-Love
    Word Art Wednesday #66-Anything Goes


  1. For someone who doesn't want to do a Valentines Day card, this one is sure fabulous! I love the papers and how you did the heart with your punch! How clever of you! The ladybugs are so cute and I love how you did the sentiment. Just too much fun!



  2. Really sweet, Emily, I love the designer paper and the design is great too!

  3. Such DARLING little bugs, and an adorable card, Emily. I just adore your sweet style of crafting, and I'm so blessed to have you share your cards with us at Word Art Wednesday. May God bless you as you create and share.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. Ohh!! You can share this sweet card in our challenge at V's Sweet Ideas. We have a lovely shop there, too!
    Our theme is LOVE, and the prize is a $15 Freckled Fawn gift certificate. You can enter 2 times per month. Hope you will play along there as well.


    1. I love, LOVE, love this card!!! But I bet you knew that, right?

    2. I love, LOVE, love this card!!! But I bet you knew that, right?

  4. Gorgeous card - love the ladybirds and I think the paper works perfectly with the design.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

  5. Fabulous card Emily. Love the image with wonderful colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K.x

  6. lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at Crafty Catz X Carol

  7. What a cute card.The layout is lovely.Also the papers and image are adorable.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  8. cute card, haven't those ladybirds got long legs tehehehehee, Thanks for joining us this time at Totally Gorjuss Challenge, hugs Samantha x

  9. Emely, your card is darling! LOVE the heart doily and those lady bugs! (: Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet Challenge! (: