Thursday, 26 April 2012

MAWTT - Not quite!

Good Morning Blog Land, it's time for a brand new challenge at


and this week our lovely Mau is hosting her first challenge since joining the team
and she would like us to get out

In The Garden

I'm presuming that's if it stops raining!

Well I hate to say it but I failed! My life caught me up and I didn't get a chance to make a card for this challenge - but the rest of the fabulous team did so get on over there and check them out!

I have got a card to post though, one that I made a while ago but it doesn't fit with the theme so I didn't want to add it to the challenge blog.
This is the lovely Wryn from Tiddly Inks - isn't she cute! This time I coloured her hair black with just my Copics, last time I used prisma pencils to get the depth. The paper is all furry and gorgeous from Kaiser Craft and the ribbon is part of my winnings from RRR a few weeks ago, great service from the USA and fab choices! Played it safe with a rub on sentiment - too many times I've stamped it after I've coloured it and messed it up!

I hope you will all get a chance to play along at MAWTT this week they are being sponsored by the fabulous
All the details can be found on the main challenge blog.

Thank you to those who stop by and read my drivel!
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks - A Million Ways to say Thank You
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Black & White + 1 colour & Ribbon

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

TLT's Happy Birthday

Good Morning blogland, I'm wondering as I type this if it's actually going to have stopped raining yet!
This year so far has certainly lived up to its April showers!

On a much brighter note it's time for a fabulous new challenge at


and this week the lovely Michele is fighting fit after a long illness and has given us a nice and easy challenge of

Happy Birthday

so lots of scope for you to join in this time
I've used one of my favourite LCI characters Nikki
and this is Posh Shopper Nikki available HERE
I've done a spot of paper piecing for her chic suit and I made my card out of patterned card for a change. Just a simple little bow and single punched flower and as I thought she looked quite chic I decided to make her French and added a charm (it's actually a charm of Blackpool Tower but that didn't have the same appeal so I'm pretending its the Eiffel Tower lol)
I love black and white and as those of you who visit regularly know, I love mini cards!

I hope you will get time to play along with our fabulous challenge, all the details and some fabulicious inspiration from the Ladybugs can be found on the main challenge blog page.
Remember you don't have to use an LCI image to join in, but we live it when you do!

Thanks for stopping by today
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Metal
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Metallica
Cutie Pie Challenge - Circles
Scrappy Frogs - Shaped Cards (2nd)

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Merry Christmas @ MAWTT

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!
No I haven't gone mad (well actually that's another story cos I probably have!) we really are having Christmas in April, that's the royal we aka


and Hazel has chosen the theme


lol I don't mind as it means I have started my Christmas cards!
Yes - a mini card! I think I will be making quite a few of these for Christmas this year, in fact I wish I'd made more than one of this one as I quite like it! Time is a bit short for me at the minute and mini cards aren't too taxing for me lol, not so much space to fill though they still take me more time than you'd believe!
The papers are quite old DCWV and my snowflake die is a Doo Hickey and the cute little image was given me to play with by this weeks fabulouso sponsor

I love Bugaboo, I never struggle with their images and can always churn out something I'll like! This is Winter Girlz, head over to the challenge blog to see what my fabby gorgeous team mates have made  for your inspiration and all the details of the challenge.

I had to have a filling at the dentist on Tuesday, I'm such a wuss and my dentist is amazing I never feel any pain, he says I never stop talking even with a mouthful of implements!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to Leicester to visit my Mum for a couple of days and I'm taking her to visit her nephew at Birmingham on Friday.

Have a great weekend
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Use A Digi
Ooh La La - Bold & Bright
Craft Your Passion - Dies & Punches
Incy Wincy - Digi's Only
Totally Gorjuss -Bling
That Craft Place - Not Square or Rectangle
Polka Doodles - Pretty In Pink
Scrappy Frogs - Shaped Cards

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

On The Farm @ Oldie But A Goodie

Good morning blogland hope it's not too cold where you are, at least we didn't get any snow here!
It's time for a new challenge at


and this week the lovely Tracy is hosting a fun theme of

On The Farm or In The Garden

I thought I would give my little cow from La La Land a first outing
Not sure if this has turned out as I pictured it in my head but I can live with it! I think my flowers and papers clash a bit!!
The papers are MME, nestie shape for the frame, a stampin' Up border punch and ribbon and flowers are from WOC.
Not sure what sentiment to put on it so its still blank at the minute - something will come to mind - eventually!
 Don't forget to head over to the main challenge blog page to check out some super inspiration from my lovely team mates and for all the details of this weeks prize, sponsored by

Remember you can now use a digital image to join in but something on your card has to be at least 6 months old and you have to tell us what it is in your post

Thats all from me this morning, I have an appointment with the dentist later and I'm not looking forward to that!

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you will find time to join in

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - In The Deep End
Craft Your Passion - Die Cuts & Punches
Pollycraft - Cute Critters
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Freebie Week
Crafty Catz - Animals
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - On All Fours

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Shabby/Vintage @ MAWTT

Hello again bloggers, you must be getting fed up with me this week! 
Another 3 in a row week for me but I love it even if I'm struggling to keep up!
Today is new challenge day at


and this week my lovely teammie SUE is hosting
and she would like to see a 
theme to your projects please

Now vintage I can't really do at all (yes I've tried - and failed!) and Shabby Chic, well I'm not too sure lol this is definitely shabby but not sure that it reaches the chic! All this ripping, tearing, scratching and such like offends my OCD! but this is the best I could do this week folks
My cards are like buses lately! You wait for one and two come along at once! Last week I gave you Kenny K's on consecutive days and this week its Saturated Canary! This image is called Wedding Day from the very talented Krista Smith. Not sure if you can see from this pic but a serious amount of glamour dust was used in the making of this card lol! Doo Hickey dies, WOC flowers, doves, ribbon, twine and cheesecloth all from my stash and Magnolia paper. Don't look too close, you'll see where I ripped her hair off and had to stick it back on again!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some (better) inspiration from my super teammies, you'll also find all the details about the fabulous prize from this weeks sponsor

That's about it from me this week, I'm going to quietly try and get ahead of myself again, I don't like rushing and deadlines - I always end up unhappy with my work in those conditions!

I just need to quickly tell you this, I won at Kenny K last week (which really pleased me)  and last night my 5 digi's were emailed to me by the man himself. Now I know this is probably normal procedure but when I read what he'd wrote
 " Elena and I are digging your totally rockin' Tommy Leen card"
I was grinning from ear to ear like an idiot! You would have laughed so much at the stupid expression on my face!

Have a great weekend
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Creations - Flower Power
Crafts & Me - 3D Embellishments
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - It's A Celebration
Sweet Stamps - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Dream Valley - Wedding/Love
 One Stop Crafting - Pastel & Die Cut

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

It's All Charming @ Diva's

Hello again, I'm keeping up with my posts by the skin of my teeth at the minute! Only a couple of weeks ago I was well ahead of myself then Easter happened (or didn't if you go by the weather!) and now I'm so far behind! I'm hoping to catch up and even get ahead again as I'm off on my hols for a few days at the end of the month. I'll tell you more closer to the time.

Today is a brand new challenge over at


and my oh my how fabulous was that blog hop last week! I'm sorry if I didn't get around to visiting you, things should settle back down the holiday is over and hopefully I'll have more time.
Don't forget to check out the main challenge blog page to see if you won one of the many A-M-A-Z-I-N-G prizes that were up for grabs.

This week Rebekah has given us a CHARMING theme (get it?)

And I'm sooooo excited as I got to play with this......
I'm in love with Saturated Canary images and this week the fabulous
Krista Smith aka Mrs Saturated Canary is sponsoring us!

I've used the image California Girl and Fancy Pants Beach Babe papers, coloured with my Copics and Prisma pencils. The ribbon was a gift from Kerry at LCI  and assorted die cuts
 were involved with the making of this lol! My charm is a little flip flop from my stash
. I'm actually getting better at using things now, not so long ago I couldn't bring myself to part with anything!

I hope you'll have time to join us this week and I hope to get to visit a lot more of you.
Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with my MAWTT card (if I get it made!)

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes (2nd)
CES - Swirls & Pearls
Allsorts - Colour Bingo (Green, Ribbon, Pink)
Pile It On - All About S... (Summer, Sunshine, Stripes)
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar (Die Cuts & Charms)
Stampin' Scrappin' Central - Mom or Girly
Bunny Zoe's - Ribbon or Twine
Deep Ocean - Inspired by a Song (California Girls by the Beach Boys)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Throw Us Some Shapes @ LCI

A very good wet and soggy morning to you all! Well how was your bank holiday? Mine was a WASHOUT! I even got Monday off and stayed home to do some ironing, never been heard of before!

The weeks keep on flying by and today it's time for a new challenge at


and this week the very lovely, uber talented Sally is hosting her first challenge since gaining her Ladybug wings, and she would like to see some

Particularly, a square, a circle and a triangle!

With all this information in hand....this is what I made!
I have to confess this wasn't the first card I made - somehow all the information didn't stay in my brain and when I went to post the original card - it didn't fit the challenge! Hopefully this is just a passing phase and my brain will be back to full working order soon!
The image is, of course the lovely Birthday Nikki, back in stock and available HERE and the papers are First Edition which I think I got from The Range very cheap!
See Lisa I do love a bargain! lol

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the relevant information and some inspirational inspiration (see what I did there?) from the Ladybugs.
Don't forget to check out if you were amongst the lucky winners of Diane's Spots & Stripe challenge too.

Now one more bit of major news from the powers that be, none other than the Queen Ladybug herself.
It seems Kerry has gone mad - yet again I hear you shout!
Once more its a HALF PRICE sale on all cling stamps at LCI and that's not all, Kerry is throwing in a free gift with every order AND its free shipping world wide on all orders over £25!
I've already placed my order - what are you waiting for!!!

Thanks for visiting me today and a huge 'Hello' to my new followers.
I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge at Diva's
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Love To Create - Birthday (It's A Party)
Pink Elephant - Flowers
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Say It With Flowers

Thursday, 5 April 2012

VaVaVoom @ MAWTT

Hello hello hello! I'm back again with post number 3 this week and this time its a brand new challenge at
 Shell is our hostess today and she wants to see some


Sexy Ladies lol This should be a lot of fun!
Kenny K 2 days in a row from me - I love it!
For my card I have used Delores D'ammage (available HERE) from the Fabuloso

Kenny K

Who just happen to be this weeks sponsor and are we all super excited at the MAWTT towers or what!

Kenny and Elena very kindly gave the DT some fab images to play with and trust me you really need to check out the challenge blog for some super special inspiration!

I've used Basic Grey paper and WOC flowers, coloured my image with my beloved copics, I was trying to get black hair but was a bit scared of using black! lol so I shaded it a bit with prismacolour pencils. I've got a lot to learn lol! This image transformed completely when I gave her red lipstick, it really upped the vamp stakes! The Go Kreate die was cut on my Cuttlebug.

All the details of this weeks challenge and details of the prize can be found on the MAWTT blog. I hope you all get a chance to join in the fun this week and where ever you are, whatever you're doing have a super bank holiday weekend.

Thanks for visiting today and a huge welcome to my new followers

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Sisters - Dads Birthday/Men
Simon Says Stamp - Use Your Favourite Tool - Cuttlebug
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Dots &/or Stripes
Poodles Parlour - Going Dotty

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Happy Birthday Diva's!

WOW! Can you believe it's been a whole year since the Diva's arrived on the scene! And to celebrate Rebekah has organised a mega fantastic celebration and a BLOG HOP too!
There are sooooooo many prizes you will be beside yourselves! And that's not all...this week at


we have everyones favourite challenge


Grab a cuppa - I'll fill you in!
For my card I've used Basic Grey papers and my image is Tommy Leen from the Rock Squad at the fabulous 
  Kenny K are one of 6 yes 6! sponsors of the blog hop. To be eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes just visit in order, each of the DT Diva's taking part, and leave a comment on each blog.

 You should have arrived here from the lovely Sarah  
and next on the hop is the very talented Anita

Don't worry if you get lost along the way, just head back to the main Diva's blog HERE and start again. All the information you need can be found there along with all the details of the other fabulous sponsors including TICKLED PINK,   CRAFTY EMMA'S STORE  and many more!

Now that's not all! We have the most fantastic prize up for grabs to the winner of this weeks challenge, check this out!

Oh I'd so like to win that bunch of goodies! I can't - but you can!!
Happy hopping folks and don't forget to comment to win!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 Kenny K - April Fool or Fun Image
CES - No Girls Allowed
Pixie Dust - Numbers
Sir Stampalot - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

April Showers @ Oldie But A Goodie

Good Morning lovely people, it will soon be Easter and a nice long weekend for most of you and if anyone is planning a trip to the seaside (especially Hunstanton) don't forget I'm there and please come and say 'Hello'
In typical bank holiday weather, it's about to get colder and wetter - don't know why I'm surprised!

It's time for a new challenge today at

Oldie But A Goodie 

and this week my lovely Lisa is hosting
Knowing what this country's weather is like Lisa has opted for

April Showers

For my card I have finally used one of many Mo Manning images I had to invest in! I'm doing quite well really - that's 3 images in the last 2 weeks that I haven't used before! The daffodils I bought last year from WOC and as I used 2, I bought another pack to replace them!! I know - don't ask!! 
The papers are Echo Park, the punches MS and the die cut cloud is a Magnolia Doo Hickey (sorry Kerry!)
We are sponsored this week by

Who are offering the winner 7 fabulous Digi images

Head over to the main challenge blog to check out all the details and some fabulous inspiration from the DT girls. Don't forget to check if you were amongst the winners last week too!

That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with some really exciting stuff you won't want to miss!!

Thanks for looking 
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pollycraft Monday - Water Water Everywhere
Pink Gem - Photo Inspiration (Aquamarine)
Stamping For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Digi Image
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lil' Darlings - Outside