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The Great Ladybug Challenge/Exhibition!

This is such a great idea and a fun challenge and anyone can join in! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get authors, potters, photographers, artists, song writers, bakers, poets, knitters, sewers and all sorts of other creative WordPress bloggers together to see what everyone’s personal expression of a Ladybug would be!

I’d like to thank Kathy’s Crafts and things for nominating me and for putting this challenge together, I think it’s a great way to bring the WordPresss community together with a common theme so thank-you Kathy – I’m so excited to be a part of it and can’t wait to see everyone’s expression of a Ladybug! The Ladybug challenge (beautiful feature image by Our Little Red House’s blog ) was Kathy’s inspiration so visit to see more on this unique lovely Ladybug. I encourage you to take the time to visit Kathy’s Crafts and things and check out all her wonderful and creative projects including her adorable painted Ladybug rocks.

You don’t have to be nominated – everyone is welcome to participate and if you are nominated and not interested don’t give it a second thought, no explanation required. This is a wide open Ladybug making exercise! Use whatever creative medium you are comfortable with. There is no time limit, Ladybug making should be relaxing, not stressful! If you’ve already made a Ladybug of some kind then this challenge is for you too – show it off!

RULES

·  Thank the person/s who tagged you and create a link to their blog.
·  Use “THE GREAT LADYBUG CHALLENGE!!!” logo banner on your post and copy and paste the rules on your post.
·  Add a picture of your ladybug creation/s and maybe a how-to of how you did it and the supplies used.
·  Create a link to Our Little Red House’s blog, so people can be inspired by her beautiful Ladybugs! And check out her blog, she makes really neat projects!
·  Tag 1 – 5 people that you think would be interested in making ladybugs and create links to their blogs.
·  Notify your tagged people that you’ve tagged them through social media or in the comments on their blogs
This is a wide open ladybug making exercise! Use whatever creative medium you are comfortable with!
·  There is no time limit! Ladybug making should be relaxing, not stressful!
·  Even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to participate in making ladybugs! Tag others and create links to their blogs so people can follow the links to see the ladybugs!

My Hot Pink Valentines Ladybug Pin-Cushion/Sewing Kit
So… here’s my version that reflects what I blog about which is primarily up-cycling.  I made a hot pink Ladybug for Valentine’s Day. I took an old children’s jewellery box and I made a Ladybug pin cushion on the cover and made it into a little sewing box. The pink fabric I used was from a scarf and the black spots are thin shells from an old necklace. The head is a foam curler. I had an absolute blast make this and I would never have thought of it wasn’t for this challenge. I really enjoy turning something old into something new and this was no exception!

I glued some stuffing to the top of the box and covered it in fabric, also gluing the fabric to the edge of the lid. Next I glued on a black ribbon across the back and also around the side to cover where the pink had been glued on. Once it all dried, I glued on the black shells for dots and glued on a foam curler for the head and lastly, two eyes.

Funny story: I made this later in the evening and I guess my eyes were tired because when I woke up in the morning the bug had two completely different sizes of eyes! LOL I had to perform an eye transplant, it’s all good now.

I’m just so happy with my hot pink bug! I actually didn’t have a pin-cushion so now I do! These kinds of challenges are really great in terms of getting your brain to create to a topic – I would never have thought of making a Ladybug pin-cushion without this challenge.

MY NOMINATIONS

Reminder
– If you are nominated and not interested or not able to join in, don’t give it a second thought, no explanation or reply required.


– There is no time limit – Kathy wants everyone to have fun with this so just join in when or if it works for you. You might already have done a Ladybug project so feel free to share. 

Camie’s Cozy Corner
Camie is a creative crafter and hosts these wonderful children’s group crafting parties where they make the most amazing things! I’d love to see what the girls can come up with!

DaleGreeneArts
Dale is a Canadian jewel with her unique, beautiful and meaningful art and stories behind her art. Any memories of Ladybugs Dale that you can work your magic on?

LaCartera
LaCartera creates some out of this world fabric designs and her sewing projects, tips, resources and patterns are fantastic! I would love to see what she would come up with!

The Alchemist’s Studio
Here you will find some stunningly beautiful Raku vases with a story. Any chance you have a Ladybug to share? We can help you name her!

Alphe’s Corner
If you love a banquet of inspirations, projects, recipes and more this site is for you! I’m guessing this young lady can come up with all sorts of creative ways to make a Ladybug!

Participants – Add Your Ladybug link to the top and include this list in your challenge post. Take a minute to visit and check out the bugs!
Starrcreative.ca
Kathy’s Crafts and things
Our Little Red House

Thank-you for reading my ladybug challenge blog post! Remember, you don’t have to be nominated – everyone is welcome to participate. I can’t wait to see your cute ladybug creations! So, HAPPY LADYBUG CREATING and HAPPY CREATING



42 thoughts on “The Great Ladybug Challenge/Exhibition!”

      1. I made a ladybug family from rocks….that’s about the only ladybug craft! But I love ladybugs! I have a great ladybug idea though, one that hasn’t been thought of.☺️

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      2. I cannot do it now, I am building a kitchen for my granddaughter. At least trying with one leg on a scooter…hahahaa. My idea: A lady bug, it’s wings can move out to the sides to expose a small hole……this hole is the one on a door you peek out of to see who’s at the door! Really easy, and cute for anyone into ladybugs! Is that a weird idea? It just popped into my head yesterday when you mentioned lady bugs. Are you going to have more of these challenges? It’s a very cute idea!

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  1. Thank you Starr for the nomination! I plan to post my creation on Wednesday. The ladybug challenge inspired me to think outside the box and I think I created a little gem. – Thanks again!! 🙂

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  2. I am seeing a raku lady bug in the future! (with firings and such, I think we won’t see her for a month!) Thanks for including me in this and I love what you did! What a perfect box to upcycle for a pin cushion. I really love the fact the pin cushion had storage too!

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  3. love how your lady bug is a functional piece! I love lady bugs, adorable little bugs. I believe it is said if you see one on you it is a sign of good luck!
    I think they should be the official bug of valentines lol

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      1. I dont at the moment but if think of something i will. Once the weather is warmer and i can get in the garage i plan to make scrap wood lasy bugs and fish to hide in parks for kids to find (last year a bunch of us did rocks)

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  4. EXCELLENT LADYBUG CHALLENGE POST!!!!!!!! Your ladybug pincushion turned out really great! Super idea! Your banner looks much better than the one I cobbled together! SUPER, SUPER GREAT JOB!!!!! REALLY IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness – you are the kindest person ever and so supportive of getting creative people feeling involved – you are just a great blogger, a SUPER TALENTED crafter and fantastic person. I use picmonkey for picture editing – I only use my laptop so it works good for me. I get free pics at pixabey and they have banners too and then when you go to collage in picmonkey you can play around with it and add text. It took me awhile to figure things out and I still have a lot to learn but slowly I’m starting to figure a few things out.

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      1. Err….thank you! I like to give credit and support to other people, you know, build them up. I’m not one to tear people down. And I really do think your ladybug banner is REALLY GREAT!!!!! So, where are this picmonkey and pixabey you speak of and are they hard to work with? Very curious!

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      2. Pixabey is a community of people who share their photos for free – they take donations. You don’t have give attribution to them if you use them on your website or social media and you can add text to them or edit them and there is no cost. Great for bloggers. In exchange you are suppose submit photos for others to use – that’s very important that there is sharing and exchange except I’ve tried doing it and I’ve run into a problem – my pictures always seem to be too small for what they want (they ask it to be size 3000 I think) and when I try to make my pictures bigger they look less clear or stretched – clearly I don’t know what I’m doing so need to learn more. So that’s one of my goals is to contribute pictures back because its such a wonderful thing. Here is the link to it. https://pixabay.com/ Picmonkey is one of many available photo editing places you can go. My kids use phone apps but I’m a laptop person so I found pickmonkey because of work. They are adding lots of new things so I”m kind of confused right now because how things are laid out is a bit different then it was but you can adjust exposure, crop, add text and graphics and make collages and FB banners and pinterest templates – all sorts of things. I think it’s about $30 a year but they do have free trials , So I go find a picture and download it from Pixabey (like the ladybug banner) and then I go to pickmonkey and add text and insert the pictures in a template. I barely know what I’m doing so I’m probably not the best person to be giving information but these two sites have given me some tools I never had before that have helped me so much. https://www.picmonkey.com I hope this helps! Photo editing sites take practice and experimenting for sure – I learn by trial and error so I had to play around a long time to figure some things out and have a long way to go but live and learn right – its what life’s all about!

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      3. Thank you for the info! I’d probably have trouble donating pictures too. I don’t know if any picture I take would be that big or clear and sharp enough to suit them. Worth a try though. Have a SUPER GREAT DAY!!!!

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  5. I love your ladybug pin cushion! You are so clever! Thank you for tagging me. I’ll make this the first craft session with my girls when I get back home next month.

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  6. Oh it’s adorable! 🙂
    Thank you for tagging me – I’ll follow your suggestion and have a digital take at this project next time I take the drawing tablet out ^^

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  7. Your ladybug is such a clever idea, both inside and out. Seamstresses everywhere will be lining up to order one. It’s so cute!

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