June 10, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #1 WOOHOO

OMGOSH this is just so exciting!!!  Today is the day that our fabulous brand new challenge starts at Lil Lolita Boutique, so if you have a Willow, Lilith, Evie, Lylah or Ivy Stamp, then what are you waiting for - come and join in all the fun:-) And get ready because this is a Mammoth of a blog post!!! 

We are having so much fun getting to know each other at Lil Lolita Boutique, we thought that it would be fantastic to have a Blog Hop to celebrate..... YAY..... how exciting is that???  So if you have just landed on my blog, you need to go to the start which is at the very talented Amy's blog, but if you have come from fabulous Jackie's blog then your on the right track!!!

There is 5 of these Lil Lolita ladies in store at the moment at Tickled Pink Stamps (with more floating their way across the ocean, to Kellie's house) so check them out if you haven't done already!!

Its a ripper of a challenge this week, actually its a rather easy one.....

ANYTHING GOES.....

so cool!!  All you have to do is make sure you have a Lil Lolita Stamp on your creation and your in!! Just link your blog post!!  Can't wait to see what you all have made, and you can be sure that I'll be checking it out!! 

Ooooooooooooo I can't wait:-)

Well now on to my card...  I have tried to do something a little different.  Well it's different for me!!  I've used a piece of Acetate as the base of my card, then I drew some squiggly lines with a Zig Photo Writer pen - because that's all I had to make permanent thin black lines:-)  I then soon discovered that I could use a Copic pen to colour in between those squiggles!!  How fab.... I was excited.  But Alas..... my Copic sort of smudged or erased my black line..... arrrgh so much for being permanent.  Then I went over it, but it didn't look as good as it did first time around..... Oh well.....  I guess I better go on the hunt for a permanent black fine line pen that doesn't dissolve with a Copic!!!  I'm also going to enter my card into the Oh Alice Challenge this week which is what's your muchness..... well mine has got to be fab stamps, butterflies and trims!!  Love it:-)



And this is the back, so you can see that I stuck a piece of Vanilla cardstock there for the message, but also it covers up the tape and what not from the front..... 'cause it's see through!!  And because it's a see though type of card I thought I would pop on one of my fantastic personalised stamps, I even coloured the flowers with the Copic..... very fancy pants if I do say so myself:-)


And here's a little close up of my Willow!! Don't your just love her?? Don't you just want her in your house???


Now to very important blog hop information!! To continue on with your hoppy hop... you need to hop on over to Kellie and see what a totally fantastic card she has made!!! Kellie is such a smarty pants crafter I sooooooo love her all of her gorgeous work!!! and I just wish I could pop comments on there for her to read, but unfortuantely it doesn't wanna be nice and let me..... But Kellie, just about everything you pop on your blog I read, and all your cards are just so gorgeous girl!!!  Just know that I'm there in spirt if not in comments!! hehehehe

So before you go don't forget to leave a comment, because there is some yummy candy hidden amongst the Design Team, so to have a chance at winning you have to leave a comment on everyone's blog!!  Good Luck:-)

This is what I used for my card:
 Paper: Acetate, October Afternoon - Fly a Kite, Jenni Bowlin Choc Dots, Stampin' Up Vanilla Cardstock
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Punch, Crochet Flower by Mandy, Prima Pebble, String Pearls, Kaiser Pears, Crystal Effects, Sam & Lucy Teeny Tiny Stickers, Fringe Ribbon
Colours: Water coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H20's, White Gel Pen, Zig Pen, Zig Photo Writer Pen, Copic RV04, Stazon Ink.
Stamps: Lil Lolita - Willow; Personalised Stamp

50 comments:

  1. Great acetate card Karen! So far this is my fav image.

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  2. gorgeous card - thanks for your crafty inspiration!

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  3. This card is fabulous Karen. I love the fringing and crocheted flower and Willow looks gorgeous. hugs Jackie

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  4. This is GORGEOUS Karen I Looooove acetate and you will soon see why! Your card would brighten anyone's days as it's amazing!
    Hugs Kel x

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  5. This is a gorgeous card - love the acetate.
    Linbyx

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  6. Such a FAB card!! I love the acetate you've used! And of course those fabulous OA papers!! Stunning! Hugs, Sem x

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  7. Ooooh, she looks so retro. Love the use of acetate and your fringed ribbon and gorgeous crochet flower!!

    Kylie ox

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  8. I love acetate cards i've not built up the courage to try one yet lol i love all these stamps i couldnt pic a definate fave but i adore willow and ivy (i have both :D) Fabulous card hunni

    Hugs Lexi xxx

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  9. O fanatstic job with your acetate card!! Love it, love the colours and of course love Willow who i think is my fav.
    Hugs leonie

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  10. Oh Karen! What a fantastic card! I LOVE the Acetate... this is stunning!! ♥

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  11. so exciting, love your card too by the way!!
    Mxx

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  12. I love the Acetate, will have to add that to my list hahaha That fringe ribbon and crochet flower are gorgeous!!! Love every detail :oD
    Hugs xoxo
    Peta

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  13. Wow Hun, the acetate is a great touch! I love Willow with your October Afternoon. I love your colouring and embellies!
    Hugs
    Kyliek

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  14. Loving your card too . Great minds do think alike it almost killed me to cut the papers! Umm the pebbles I got sent to me with an order once sorry can't remember where. Look forward to seeing all your future cards too. Hugs bron:-)

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  15. Im so glad we did anything go's this is a super cool card love it. Awesome job.
    ~Patricia

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  16. I can't wait to get my first Lil Lolita stamps!! I'm going to have great fun creating with them.!! Love your card!

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  17. What a cool idea, I'm going to have to give this a try!

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  18. How fantastic! What a beautiful card! Loved every single detail about it ;-)

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  19. How fab to use the acetate like that! Willow is beautiful and your embellies are so fun! xxD

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  20. ok, 2nd card with that awesome October Afternoon paper. I really must get some. Love this card!

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  21. What a great idea! I've never used acetate but I'm thinking I need to give it a try. I love the balance the bling brings to the whole thing. Super card.

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  22. This is gorgeous! I love the acetate and the doodling you did on it. It's just fab. Also, LOVIN' the OA papers!!!

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  23. This is such a 'fancy schmancy' card! I am not brave enough for the acetate myself, but you did a stunning job!

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  24. What a cool idea to create a card on a clear base... I've never tried that before and your card looks so fantastic! Beautiful coloring of miss Willow too! :)

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  25. What an awesome card I have never seen these images before they are fabulous! Beth aka BR-t

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  26. cute card having fun on the hop

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  27. Fab image.Beautiful cards from the DT ladyes. Looking forwards to do the blog hop.
    hugs Dorte

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  28. Very cool! I love that you have tried something different! It looks great! I love that Willow image : )

    Arabella

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  29. Stunning card!! I just love everything about it!!
    Thanks for the super fun hop!
    Dee (Spryte)

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  30. very cool card and I love the acetate. I have never tried it but you make it look so pretty

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  31. Great card Im crossing my fingers for these.Hugs Sarah

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  32. love the embellishment. gorgeous card

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  33. This is just great. She looks so adorable! Hugs, Lisa G

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  34. love the polka dots and butteflies! cute card! :)

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  35. Great job Karen, I want Willow, but she's out of stock so I just order Lilith from Kellie, hope I get it soon, can't wait

    Irene
    http://irenedaryanto.blogspot.com

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  36. wow how amazing!!so LOVE IT!!

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  37. LOve the card. The acetate is great!

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  38. You did great with acetate! I have YET to make anything I like using it! Great job with this adoreable card!

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  39. This is gorgeous Karen!! LOVE it!
    I need to try some Acetate work!
    The zig pen must also be alcohol based so runs with the Copics... Not sure how a Copic multiliner works on acetate.. will try and let you know!
    Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice!!
    Sammi
    xx

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  40. Gorgeous job Karen - I have yet to make an acetate card - they scare me - LOL
    xXx

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  41. THat turned out really cool - love the acetate.
    hugs,
    Gini

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