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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

to all my lovely friends
I'm sorry I haven't been around, 
I'll be back soon
Big Hugs Laurie xx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Merry Christmas @ Diva's

Ho Ho Ho lovely bloggers - not long to go now!
Hope you have all finished your Christmas shopping and wrapping and that everyone is getting in the Christmas spirit!

It's time for a brand new challenge at

DIVA'S BY DESIGN

and nice and easy its

Merry Christmas

Lol bet you've all got last minute cards to make! I know I have!!
Though I did make this one a while ago before my holidays
This is the beautiful Candy Canes rubber stamp from Saturated Canary. I bought this way back in October, so I think that's good for me to use it in the same year!
The papers are all a bit mixed as are the flowers but I do remember that I painted a star pin pink to match and the lovely Jill sent me those fabby little swirly things.

This challenge is going to run for 3 weeks to get over the Christmas holiday, head over to the main challenge blog for all the details about this and to check out the TWO fabulous sponsors who are covering the extended challenge. While you're there a look what my gorgeous Diva teammies have created for your inspiration.

If I haven't said this yet - Merry Christmas to everyone out there!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Glitter and Sparkle @ Diva's

A very happy good morning to you all, this post is here I hope, as I'm not! I'm on my way to Euro Disney and a couple of days in the Disneyland Hotel before I go from there to Germany on Friday evening for a visit to the Christmas Markets. I have to get myself from Paris to Eisenach by train lol....  I'll let you know if I succeed!

Today is a brand new challenge at

DIVA'S BY DESIGN

and this week we want to see a bit of

Glitter and Sparkle

Well my card is for a man! lol and it fits the challenge!!
My Nephew was 18 the other week and he is a drummer in a band so I couldn't use anything other than this fab image 'Tommy Leen' from the Rock Squad at Kenny K who are this weeks sponsors.

It might not show up too much in this picture but the 18 and the name have been glittered in Martha Stewart black glitter and in real life they sparkle lovely!! The papers are from the Basic Grey 'Little Black Dress' 6x6 pad and the diamante music note charm twinkles like a star!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some sparkalicious inspiration from the Diva's.
I'm not sure how I'll get on this week with my comments, I'm taking my iPad just encase I can find some wifi.

Thank you all for your visits and the lovely comment, 
I'll put some pictures up of my adventures in Disneyland!!
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

If I find some wifi I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Here Come The Boys - Birthdays Only
Pile It On - Anything But A Christmas Card
Forever Friends - Glitter & Sparkle
Allsorts - Bring On the Bling
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Let It Snow @ Oldie But A Goodie

Hello lovely people, I'm all in a tiz this week flying around here there and everywhere and I don't know if I'm coming or going!! I'm so behind and I have no chance of catching anything up this side of Christmas. Apart from a couple of cards I've made weeks ago and scheduled, I will be absent for a while. I have to apologise to all my DT blogs for not being around. It's all about to get even busier at the crack of dawn tomorrow when I head off to EuroDisney with my Son, via lunch in Paris, from there I get the train to Frankfurt then on to Eisenach on Friday evening to meet my Husband and friends. We fly home late Sunday evening then Monday morning I head off to Leicester overnight to get my Mums shopping and chores done before I get whisked off (and this is the part you all feel sorry for me) to Barbados!! OMG! I'm so excited though goodness knows when I'll get to fit in my Christmas shopping/wrapping/card writing etc.....

Enough excitement for now, its time to get on with the new challenge at

OLDIE BUT A GOODIE

and this week lovely Tracy is hosting with a theme of

Let It Snow

This is what I came up with
Now I know what you are all thinking....this is a fairly new image and I'm supposed to be using things at least 6 months old for this challenge - well I have, the paper is from last Christmas, and my Magnolia Pointsettia die I've had at least 1 year if not more and this is the first time I've used it!! Shame on me as I'm really loving that flower. It's all been glittered and curled using Aileens glitter snow that I got at the NEC, I glittered the Tim Holtz Snowflakes edger die cut too and they look fab in real life. This goes to show that you can all enter our fab challenge as long as something on your card is at least 6 months old and you tell us what it is!

Be sure to check out the main challenge blog for all the details and this week we have a fabulous new sponsor

while you're there check out the fabulous inspiration from the Goodie Girls.

Before I go I just want to share what was delivered
 to me last Friday on my 29th wedding anniversary
29 gorgeous red roses!! Each year I get the relevant number, it's certainly making up for the early years when he was being a cheapskate!!
That's all from me today - I'm off to pack!!

Thanks for looking
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
though I may not be around much.
Midweek Magnolias - Dreaming of a White Christmas
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
SFTW - Texture
Stamptacular Sunday - Winter Bliss
Songbird Challenge - Deeper Shade of Blue

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Going Dotty @ MAWTT

Good morning guys, another scheduled post from me as I'm back off to Leicester today to visit my Mum. I seem to have been flying around everywhere this last week! I'm only going for the day as Friday is my wedding anniversary and I think my husband has something planned! LOL no doubt I'll be disappointed. 29 years, I can hardly believe it.
My trip to London and the Royal Variety Show was amazing!! I never thought of myself as an opera fan but Andreas Bochelli (if that's how you spell it!) was spine tingling!! Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart were pretty fab too! My seat was above the Royal box and I was hanging over the rail all night to get a glimpse of me 'Auntie Liz'! LOL

Anyway back to the matter in hand
it's time for a new challenge at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

and the lovely Claire is sending us all

'Dotty'

Not difficult, over at MAWTT we already are!!

Not that you can tell by this dull and dismal picture (it didn't stop raining yesterday to get a decent pic) but the whole reindeer is covered in glamour dust and it sparkles beautifully IRL!
The little deer in question is 'Doodledeer' from this weeks sponsor

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some gorgeous dotty inspiration.  We now also have a full DT call on as MAWTT is really MAWTT lol and splitting into 2 teams in the new year. We'd love some new playmates to join us!!

That's all from me today, thank you for stopping by to visit
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'll link this up when I get back!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Snowflakes @ Ladybugs Craft Ink

Ho Ho Ho it's getting close to that time of year and I have so many lovely things planned first!
This is scheduled because I'm away in London, as last night I was lucky enough to get tickets to go and see the Royal Variety Performance! I'll let you know with my next post how it was.

I'm back today with a new challenge at

LADYBUGS CRAFT INK

and this week the very lovely Diane has set us a theme of

Snowflakes

That was the easy bit! Queen Ladybug went and made it more of a challenge for us (no resting of our little ladybug wings for her team!) and sent us all a plastic box to alter for this challenge and boy did I find this a challenge!!


At first that was!! I got really into this after an awful lot of stressing.
I filled mine with candy canes that were just £1 from the local supermarket and trimmed it up to match the colours. I also stuck on lots of sparkly Nailheads that are available from LCI  HERE. 
They come pre glued and I used my Kandi Kane to stick mine, don't look too close - I slipped twice and melted my box a bit!!

The boxes are also available at following sizes and price
4 1/8" x 4 1/16" x 1" - 45p each
5 5/8" x 5 1/2" x 1" - 60p each
4 7/8" x 6 5/8" x 1" - 60p each
6 1/8" x 6 1/16" x 1" - 70p each
4 1/2" x 5 7/8" x 1" -  60p each
These are the perfect size to fit standard size cards in if you wanted to use them as a gift box for a set of homemade notecards too!
Head over to the main challenge blog for lots of inspiration from the very talented bunch of girls and check out all the details of this weeks challenge while you're there.

That's all from me, thank you for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Bearly Mine - Snowflakes
Craft Room - Punches and Dies
RRR - Anything But A Card + Ribbon
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Allsorts - It's A Gift

Friday, 16 November 2012

I'm Late for MAWTT & GDT Call

I should be a white rabbit! I've been running around for the past 24 hours muttering "I'm late, I'm late" but at last I can say "better late than never"! as finally I have a card to show you for the current challenge at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

and the lovely Leesa wants us to be

Seeing Stars

I've used Barry Winter 3 from this weeks sponsor
who are offering this super prize
The papers are Papermania and I got them at the NEC last week, the little red bells I got last Christmas from WOC and forgot to use them!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some starry inspiration from my lovely on time team mates!

If you would like to join us at MAWTT for the next couple of weeks, just add GDT after your name when you enter, we would love some new little playmates!!

Thank you for stopping by today, and goodbye to my lost follower, 
I'm sorry you left me.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
SFTW - All Stitched Up
That Craft Place - Red for Remembrance
MMCS - Winter Wonderland
Fab 'n' Funky - Bears
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Starry Starry Night


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Anything Goes @ Diva's

Good Morning everyone, it's not my teams week to play but as I have been playing with my Magnolia stamps for no other reason than I wanted to I thought I'd join in today with the DT makes at

DIVA'S BY DESIGN

for the fabulicious theme of

Anything Goes

Here is my card, I said I was going to make more cards I wanted to and not that I have to,
 so I hope you like it! This is one of my favourite Tilda's EVER!
This is the yummy Tilda that caused all the fuss last year when she was only available very very limited. EVERYONE wanted her and she became priceless on Ebay, luckily Magnolia re issued her and that's when I got mine. Yes this is the first time she has seen the back of an inkpad!
The papers are Bo Bunny Snowfall from last Christmas too, the flowers are a mix of WOC and the Ribbon Girl.
Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Diva's.
Thanks for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Magnolia Mania - 3D (2nd entry)
MMCS - Winter Wonderland
Crafts & Me - Untraditional Christmas Colours
Forever Friends - Ribbon and Twine
Stamptacular Sunday - For The Love of Tilda
Dutch Dare - My Favourite Things
Charisma Cardz - Feeling Blue
Bunny Zoe's - Winter
Joanna Sheen - Cold & Frosty

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Anything BUT Christmas @ OBAG

Morning guys, are you fed up with making Christmas cards yet? If so you will want to join in this week at

OLDIE BUT A GOODIE

as my bestest blogging buddy Lisa has given us just that challenge!

Anything BUT Christmas!

I still have a million Christmas cards to make but a change is as good as a rest!
This was actually made a while ago before I went on holiday as my Mum had asked me to make some cards for her to send. I feel a little like I've cheated with no stamp but once upon a time that's how I made all my cards! Now I'm addicted to stamped images and I can't believe how much my card making has changed!
This was made for my Mum's friend, Phoebe, and she loved it - she got a bit emotional actually!!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this weeks challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Goodie Girls.
We have a fabulous sponsor

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

Thats all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with an extra card I've sneaked in this week for Diva's. Thanks for stopping by and a big hello to my new follower Debby

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Something Cute @ Diva's

A very good morning to you, I'm back again today with another DT card to show you, this time

DIVA'S BY DESIGN

are looking for 

Something Cute

I have just the thing! My lovely Tilda!
I really don't get to play with my Magnolia stamps anywhere near enough and I hope to change that starting from NOW!
When I was looking through my Magnolia stamps deciding which to use I was horrified to find out I hadn't used ANY of last Christmas's stamps yet!! 
I've just bought a pile of this Christmas's too!
This is Tilda with a Holly Garland from last years release and watch this space for one of the new stamps ASAP!! The papers are also from last Christmas from Magnolia and most of the flowers are from WOC, the gorgeous white curly spirals were sent to me by my lovely talented friend Jill. 
I LOVE THEM!!! 
I'd been trying to get them everywhere and couldn't, then just after Jill sent them to me The Ribbon Girl got them in stock! I have no intention of running out now -  EVER!!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Diva's.
We have a fabulous sponsor this week

  
That's about all from me today, thank you for visiting me and thank you for the comments you leave.  I'm off to my Mums again later and I'll go to the NEC on Friday from there as its just down the road.  Hope to meet you all there!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas Holiday & Ribbon
Sweet Stamps - Christmas
Magnolia Mania - 3D
Oh La La - Christmas
Midweek Magnolia's - Christmas Winter Wonderland
Whimsy Stamps - Tradional Christmas Colours

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Office Supples @ LCI

Good Morning all, it's a bit wet and miserable here today but I have a few things to look forward to starting with a trip to the NEC on Friday to catch up with some of my blogging pals, Debs and Claire. If you are going and you want to meet up just let me know here.

It's time for a new challenge today at

LADYBUG CRAFTS INK

and this week Sally chose the theme

Office Supplies

so we'd like to see paper clips or string, maybe bull dog clips or whatever you think would be found on your desk in the office (piles of bill on mine!)

Here's my attempt at Office Supplies lets see what you come up with
I've used Frog Chasing Jack available HERE 
 I love this little guy and haven't had a chance to use him for ages. 
My papers are Echo Park and I used a border punch but can't remember what its called!! I am 51 and allowances have to be made LOL!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some fabulous inspiration from the Ladybugs. Don't forget to check if you were amongst the winners from last week while you are there.

That's all from me today I'll be back tomorrow with my Diva's card
Thanks for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly - Anything Goes
Here Come The Boys - Punches & Dies
Allsorts - Men Only (do boys count?)
Catch The Bug (November) - Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 November 2012

By Heck I'm MAWTT

Goodness me what a job I was having to post this! I hope Mr Blogger isn't going to be this awkward again (notice I said Mr as anyone that awkward couldn't be female!! (Sorry Kevin!)
I'm actually feeling really sorry for myself as I failed to make a Magnolia DT yet again this week! Tilda is my all time favourite stamp and I seriously need an excuse to use the 100's of Magnolia stamps I've collected!! But alas it's not to be.

Today I have 2 different DT cards to post and I couldn't decide which was going to be first so I'm putting them both in the same post! (Can't have favourites lol)

First up my regular weekly post for

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 

who have a fabulous theme this week

Stitch Up

I love this cute little Sassy Cheryl image and have been itching to use her, my stitching as you can see is 'faux' I did buy a mini sewing machine but a LOT more practice is required before I can actually use a card I've stitched!

Then as it's the first of the month

HECK OF A CHALLENGE

have a brand new challenge theme

50 Shades of Autumn


Neither of these makes were what I had originally planned to post for either challenge, but Lisa beat me to it with her make for the Heck of a challenge and as I'd made the same folded flowers with the exact same paper a quick change of plan was required! lol

My card, using 'Dreads' from the fabulous Saturated Canary is probably at least 42 shades short of the required 50, lol but as its for a 50th birthday I'm covered! (just joking you don't need all 50!)
I bought the 'Papermania' capsule collection paper pad for £1 when we visited the 'Mandy's at the Craft & Hobby Store in October. The Marianne flower florish was also from there.

Follow the links and head over to BOTH challenge blogs for lots of stunning inspiration from both teams and all the details you need for each challenge can be found on the respective blogs.

Thank you all for stopping by, I'm hoping to actually make something 'just for fun' this week - no DT work allowed!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter the Sassy Cheryl round card into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Get In Shape
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Nothing Square
Allsorts - In Stitches
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Anything Goes

I'd like to enter the Saturated Canary card into the following challenges
Scrapalicious - Happy Fall Y'all
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Fall Colours
The Ribbon Girl - Autumn Photo Inspiration
Craft Your Passion - Photo Inspiration
Bearly Mine - Flowers Galore
Shopping Our Stash - 3D Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Lets Celebrate
Stampavie - Autumn
Fab 'n' Funky - Die Cuts & Punches

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Spots & Stripes @ OBAG

A very good Morning to all my lovely freinds out there.
I"m in London today buying next seasons clothes for our shop next year. 
It's time for a  brand new challenge today at

OLDIE BUT A GOODIE

and this week the very talented Helen is hosting the theme

Spots & Stripes

I love using both so here is my card for this challenge
I have to admit I made this before I went on holiday, it's another image that I got with my voucher from my beautiful friend Debs from Saturated Canary, this one is called ' Multi Tasking Mama' I just love how these images colour up with my copics!
My papers are amongst my all time favourite products and I've had them FOREVER! (I bought about 4 pads of each colourway) They are Cosmopolitan from Making Memories and I never tire of them, the pinks are gorgeous too!!

Remember to be in with a chance of winning you must use something that is at least 6 months old, and be sure to let us know in your post what it is!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and lots of spotty and stripy inspiration from the Goodie Girls.

That's all from me today, if I survive my day in the big city I'll be back on Thursday with 2 DT makes!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Sweet Stampin' - What's Cookin'
Pink Gem - Polka Dots & Spots
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Too Cute To Spook @ MAWTT

Morning bloggers, my what is it with this FOG! I can barely see over the road from my house and it's been like that for 3 days now! I'm meant to be driving to my Mum's today, I hope this lifts a bit first!

Time for a brand new shiny challenge at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

and this week the very lovely Debs in charge with

Too Cute To Spook

I'm still a bit behind so it's quick makes for me till I get on top of it all again and that meant my Simply Shelly Stickers came into play again LOL
I wanted to make a couple of treat bags for my friends Grandchildren who I went on Holiday with so this challenge was the perfect opportunity, I hope Chloe and Charlie like them!

Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from my teammies.
We have a fabulous sponsor this week

 
who are offering the winner 3 images from the store.
I hope you will all find time to join us.

That's all from me, thank you for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
Sparkle & Glitter with Rick - Sweet or Spooky
Creative Inspirations - Happy Halloween
Crafty Creations - Halloween Spooks
The Pink Elephant - Halloween
Totally Stampalicious - Green, Purple & Black
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
My Mums Craft Shop - So Spooky
Dream Valley - Halloween
Sweet Stampin' - Boo...Its Halloween
Crafty Catz - Halloween

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

I'm Back and I need a P!

Hello all my lovely friends I'm back from my holiday in sunny Tenerife, it was the first time I'd been there and with temperatures of 32 degree's every day I would definitely go back - preferably tomorrow!
I should be rested after 10 days of doing nothing but laying in the sun reading and eating and drinking but I feel like I need another holiday to get over that one!!
 Instead I'm back blogging - cos I missed you all!!

I'm back just intime to host a new challenge at

LADYBUGS CRAFT INK

and this week we

Need A P!

Lol, that's lots of things beginning with P on your cards please!

I've gone with PINK, POLKA DOTS, PINSTRIPES & PEARLS
Lets see what you come up with
I've used Posh Shopper Nikki available HERE and coloured her with my Copics and my favourite flower dies from MFT.
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some fabulous inspiration from the Ladybugs.
Thanks for all your lovely comments while I was away, I need to start planning my next holiday now!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Birthday
The Crazy Challenge - Hand Made Flowers
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Something Spooky @ Diva's

Hi Guys hopefully you can see this post as I'm still away sunbathing - Its a hard job but someone has to do it!
If I haven't been to visit you lately there's no wifi round the pool!

Today is a brand new challenge at

DIVA'S BY DESIGN

and the very lovely Rebekah wants to see

Something Spooky

Well it's kinda spooky - a touch more cute maybe!
The Pumpkins are from Kraftin' Kimmie, I've had them a while but this is their first outing (nothing new there) The bats are Memory Box die cuts and at the moment a big favourite of mine - hence you keep seeing them! The owl charm was a present from my lovely friend Jill.

Head over to the main Diva's challenge blog for all the details and lots of spooktacular inspiration
We are sponsored this challenge by 

Thanks for stopping by
 I'm just getting the cocktails in if your nearby!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'm back from my hollies and would like to enter the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Orange & Black
Scrapalicious - Halloweenie
7 Kids College Fund - Black & Orange
Simon Says Stamp  - Eerie Inspiration
Hooked On Craft - Halloween
Forever Friends - Halloween/Autumn
Eureka Stamps - Halloween or Spooky
Shopping Our Stash - Trick or Treat
Sassy Cheryls - Orange & Black
Papertake Weekly - Fright Night
Die Cutting Diva's - Use a Pumpkin

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Floral Delights @ LCI

Good morning my lovelies hopefully this post has arrived on the scene as I should be at this momemt in time, laid on a beach soaking up some much appreciated sunshine!!

It's time for a new challenge today at
and my gorgeous friend Julie would like to see 

Flowers and Embossing

Well flowers is ok with me but embossing is something I don't really do much of, so I went with a nice and simple CAS style card
As you all know these white cards are almost impossible to photograph  -in the end I just had to step away from the camera!
I've used one of the original Floral Delight images available HERE but check out the rest of the DT, along with some lovely GDT's as they all have new additions to the Floral Delight family.
I was scared of this image when Kerry first sent it to me - but now I love it and I know I will use it lots and lots!

oh hang on a minute there's no ice in my Mojito - you just can't get the staff!!
Gotta get back to my sunbathing!!!

Love 'n' Sunshine Laurie xx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Moving Along 'In The Dark'

A jolly good morning to you all. I'm really excited today as tomorrow is the day when Debs, Claire, Pami, Lisa and I all get to meet up, some of us for the first time!!
(I actually wrote that before I woke up yesterday with the flu! I'm still excited through the coughing fits and streaming eyes and nose - I can't believe I'm going to meet my lovely friends and I'm dying!!)

Today is first though and that brings a brand new challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

and our lovely Yorkshire Lass Lisa is in charge of

'In The Dark'

ooooooooh scary!!! Lisa loves anything Halloween!!

This little man looks more scared than scary!
He's from our fabulous sponsor this week


The papers are Echo Park and the little bats are a Memory Box die and I had some googly eyes that I stuck on, the little bat needs to grow into his eyes lol
The shapes are Spellbinders and coloured with Copic (both available at Stampin' Scrapping Central)
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some fabulous spooky inspiration from the girls.

I'm off for a lie down and I still have to pack!!!
A weekend in Yorkshire and 2 weeks in the Canaries
Bring it on!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Bearly Mine - Halloween
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Halloween

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Inspired By A Song Or Film

Morning Peeps I'm a wee it excited today as I get to host a challenge at

OLDIE BUT A GOODIE

and I've chosen my favourite theme

Inspired By A Song or Film

Last time I chose this theme I couldn't stop singing my way around all your blogs!
It was so much fun LOL
My song inspiration is 'Chapel Of Love' by The Dixie Cups
Are you singing it yet?
I had to make a wedding card amongst the orders from my Mum and a friend and I've used my uber cute LOTV image that I haven't used since I made 150 wedding invitations with it! I still adore this beautiful little image and wasn't put off by the volume of invites - just wouldn't want to do it again in a hurry!
. I followed an old sketch from the no longer running truly scrumptious blog and a lot of inspiration from the very talented Fleur! I love her muted tones and vintage look and have tried to emulate it here.
The papers are really old, they are paper pizazz and are some of the first crafty stuff I bought, all the flowers are from WOC and the lace is new from is from The Ribbon Girl. The bronze heart charm was a gift from the lovely Jill, my super talented friend from Norway - thank you Hunny.
Head over to the main blog page for lots of fabulous inspiration from my lovely teammies and all the details of the prize up for grabs from this weeks sponsor


Remember to be eligible for the prize you must use something on your creation that is at least 6 months old and be sure to tell us what it is.

That's all from me today, thank you so much for your support and comments
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Something Old Something New
Sweet Stampin' - Vintage
Totally Gorjuss - Punches & Dies
Crafty Catz - Lace & Ribbon
Totally Papercraft - Pretty Pastels
Stampin' For The Weekend -  Feelin' Floral
PaperPlay - Flowers & Lace
Crafty Ribbons - Anything But Square

Monday, 1 October 2012

Heck of a Spooky Challenge

Good morning guys its the start of a brand new month and that means a brand new challenge at

HECK OF A CHALLENGE

and this month Carrie came up with 

  Spook It Up!

oooooh scary scary lol
This is Lisa's all time favourite theme as she is an absolute Halloween nut!!

I thought I would stretch myself and NOT make a card this time
and I used a chipboard door hanger I got from the Craft and Hobby Store when Pam and I went up to visit Lisa's earlier this year.
 I covered the hanger with last year's Halloween papers from Echo Park 'Apothecary collection' and the little ghost and Frankenstein are 'Simply Shelley' stickers that I stuck on acetate, they have been in my stash for an age! The blinged up bat branch is also one of last years purchases from Prima and was in my opinion the perfect addition to the hanger! The die cut fence is a memory box gate that I cut out 3 times and stuck together.

Head over to the Heck Of A Challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some seriously spooky makes from my teammies - they have really pushed the boat out this month!! While you are there don't forget to see if you were the lucky winner of our first challenge or maybe one of the TOP PICKS.

That's it from me today I have lots of organising to do before I head up north to meet my favourite girlies!

Thanks for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Something Wicked
Fab 'n' Funky - Something Beginning With 'F' - Frankenstein, Feather & Flowers
Great Impressions - Fall Inspired
Anything But A Card - Fall Theme




Thursday, 27 September 2012

Seeing Red @ MAWTT

Good Morning again I'm back today after a couple of weeks break from 

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

as the lovely Hazel allowed me a little time to gather myself after the summer season and this week its my turn to host and I'm

Seeing Red!

Not really but I thought that was a good title!!
I"m waaaayyyy behind on making Christmas cards and this image has sat on my work desk half coloured since last Christmas!! lol It's from LOTV who I never seem to find time to play with anymore and I do really love these little cuties. The papers are also from long long ago - Basic Grey and the sentiment is from this weeks sponsor


Pop along to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of lovely RED inspiration from the gorgeous girls.

I'm off to visit my Mum for a couple of days and while I'm there I've been invited to her friends 90th birthday lunch - I sure know how to live it up!!
Thanks for all your visits and lovely comments this week - I really am trying to get to visit you all

Love 'n' Hugs
Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin' For The Weekend - Feeling Floral
Dream Valley - Celebrations
Corrosive Challenge - Animal Companion
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fairies & Fantasy @ Diva's

Me again - it's that week of the month for me when I'm here nearly everyday lol - I hope you don't get fed up of me and I'm still struggling with my missing mojo!!
This time its a new challenge at

DIVA'S BY DESIGN

and the theme is

Fairies & Fantasy

This is always a popular choice so I can't wait to see what you all come up with
The lush papers are from Magnolia and die cuts are memory box I think!
 I've used an image from this weeks sponsor
 Crafts & Me
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of inspiration from the fabulous Diva's.

Thank you lovely friends for stopping by

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

Crafts & Me - Favourite Colour (anything with a bit of pink!)
Fab 'n' Funky - 'F' (Fairy)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Bingo With A Twist @ LCI

Good Morning lovely people, I've really struggled with my creating this week - nothing is going right for me and it's one of those weeks where I'm posting a different DT card nearly every day!
It's time for a brand new challenge at

LADYBUGS CRAFT INK

and this week is rather special as one of our favourite characters NIKKI has gone and got her bang up to date and gone DIGI which means you can do so much more with the little lady!

Our very own little lady Catherine has given us a great theme

Bingo With A Twist

     Die    Cuts
Pink Gems
Butterflies
Pink Ribbon
Stitching
Pink Buttons
Swirls
Pink Flowers
Lace

Lol I think Catherine was trying to make Tams use pink again but knowing Tams she will have found a way around that!!
Here is my contribution using the new DIGI Martini Nikki
Check out the LCI store HERE to pick up this fabulous girl!
I've used the new Carta Bella Paris Girl 6x6 paper pad and my line is straight down the left hand side - Die Cuts, Pink Ribbon &  a Swirl

You'll notice when you get to the Ladybugs shop that Kerry is having a fantastic blow out sale with a HUGE 60% off rubber stamps!!
Hurry over - I don't want you to miss out!


Don't forget to check out the Ladybugs fabulous inspiration on the main challenge blog - you won't be disappointed.

I'll be back tomorrow
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Inspired By A Song
Allsorts - Inspired By A Song
(I Love Paris by Ella Fitzgerald)
Crafty Creations - Around The World (Paris)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Show Us Your Ribbons @ Oldie But A Goodie

Hello again lovely Peeps, I've been having a little break to try and sort myself out after our Summer Season but the weather has been so nice I've still been working! At least I've had time for a blog over - just not sure yet if I like it!!!

Anyway I'm back today with a brand new challenge at

OLDIE BUT A GOODIE

and this week the lovely Claire is in command and she would like you to 

Show Us Your Ribbons

Ribbon is something I have in abundance!!
That doesn't stop me buying more though LOL
This is one of the cards I've been making for my Mum and a friend who have both been asking me to make for them for ages, I just couldn't find any time until now.
The image you don't really need me to tell you is 'Blanche' from the fabulous Krista Smith at Saturated Canary (My lovely friend Debs gave me a voucher for my birthday and I'm addicted) coloured with Copics and pencils, the paper is Echo Park 'For The Record 2' 6x6 pad, the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a Die Namics label die and the chipboard alphabet has been painted to match. All the flowers are from WOC and in keeping with the challenge rules, my ribbon has been in my drawer for years! Its Tilda ribbon from Panduro.

Remember to qualify for the challenge you must use something on your card that is at least 6 months old and be sure to tell us what it is.

You can find all the details on the main challenge blog along with some beautiful inspiration from my talented teammies.

Our sponsor this week is
 http://digidoodleshop.com/store/

Please pop over and have a browse around, they have some super little images.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will all get a chance to join our challenge this week

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - So Trendy (Chevrons)
Saturated Canary - All The B's (Blanche, Blue, Bows)
Sassy Studio Designs - Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - Numerical Numbers
Secret Crafter - Milestone Birthdays
Pink Elephant - Monochrome
Creative Craft - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A Ladybug Blog Hop WITH A CARD!

Well what can I say!!! The day finally arrived it's time for a brand new lease at

LADYBUGS CRAFT INK

and the fab new images get to be showcased for the very first time
along with a fabulous Blog Hop

EDITED TO ADD MY CARD AT LAST!
The text in this post won't make any sense now but Hey Ho when did I ever!!
Made using the Snowmen Chorus Delight image available from LCI, Echo Park paper and a magnolia Doo Hickey snowflake die.

I can give you all the details you require for the challenge and the hop.
First up this weeks challenge

Lisa has given us this great 
Photo Inspiration
to work with
All the details of the challenge can be found on the Ladybugs Craft Ink blog challenge and remember we now have an extra prize on offer if you use an LCI image along with the usual random winner.

Now on to the BLOG HOP
You should have arrived here from our lovely Guest Designer KATH
and next up after me is Ladybug SUSAN

The usual Blog Hop rules apply
Leave a comment on each DT & GDT members post then leave a comment on the Ladybugs blog telling us which is your favourite new image

Top prize is all 6 new release images and 5 more lucky winners will win 1 image each.
Don't fret folks if you can't wait all the new 'SNOWMAN DELIGHT' images are now on sale HERE priced at £1.75 each

That's all from me, if I"m not sacked I will be back with my card ASAP!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
The Sweet Stop - Sketch
Stampin' For The Weekend - Early Christmas

Saturday, 8 September 2012

A Hint of Whats to come!

I'm late again!
Look what Kerry has in store for you!!


All you have to do is turn up on Tuesday - 
All I have to do is find time to make a card!!

See you then
xx

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Christmas Gifts @ MAWTT

Well did I go into a panic when I read this challenge theme or what!!!
I'm still really scared by anything that isn't a card and Christmas too - I'm still in summer season here at Hunstanton!
new challenge hosted by Kim is 

Christmas Gifts

Panic not lovely people - the MAWTT DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, I on the other hand have a humble little gift box!
Well 2 actually! Made with the Stampin' Up Bigz Die. It's really cute and tinchy, I should have put something next to it so you can see the size.  You can get it from the lovely Zoe Tant Stampin Up independent demonstrator (contact details in my side bar) I thought I could fill these up with ribbons, brads or buttons and such for my blog friends. The paper (well its more like card) is from a DCWV Christmas stack and the little image tags are from this weeks sponsor

http://digimyworld.com/

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of fabulous idea's.

I'm off to visit my Mother - I haven't been able to get over for quite a few weeks and she has a list of jobs for me!
Thanks for visiting today and a big Hello to all my new followers I hope to get to visit all my old and new followers shortly!!

Love 'n ' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything But A Card
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Totally Stampalicious - Anything But A Card




Wednesday, 5 September 2012

It's all about Friends @ Diva's

Hello again! I'm guessing you will be fed up of me by the end of this week - nothing from me for ages then BAM a post nearly everyday!!
Today its a new challenge at

DIVA'S BY DESIGN

and this week its all about

Friends

and I had the perfect image to use
 I adore this range of Uptown Girls stamps from Stampin' Bella,  I have a couple more if I ever get time to use them! Lush papers are Basic Grey Little Black Dress and the black lace and Prima flower were in my stash. As the paper was so busy I kept the embellishment to a minimum. The sentiment comes with the stamp. I seem to have got the paper piecing bug too!
We have a fabulous sponsor this week 

ll the details of the challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Diva's can be found on the main challenge blog.

That's all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with my MAWTT make
Thanks for looking guys
 Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Something Old (Lace & Flower) Something New (Image)
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired By A Film or Song (2nd entry)
(Cyndi Lauper's song - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes