Thursday 10 February 2011

A Hearty Challenge

Good morning fellow bloggers I hope this dull, damp and miserable morning finds you all well and if you're only half as cheerful as I am today you'll be OK!
First I would like to thank you all for the comments you left, I've never had so many and you all make my day - everyday! And I'm so very grateful to those of you that follow me - I've started to amass some blog candy ready for when I hit a certain number.
I've been busily beavering away making 75 menu's, 150 place cards and wrapping 75 gifts with curly ribbon (it wouldn't have been so bad if I started sooner - but I was too busy blogging!!) ready for Saturday evening, and I finished last night with enough time to make a card using my favourite 'Tilda's' for the  challenge over at  Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with an option of ribbons.

Magnolia-licious  have a great 'Recipe' challenge for February - its very girly and pretty with 'Hearts, Pink, Silver & White' It was difficult to photograph with the silver reflecting everywhere but at least you can see which bits are silver!
Magnolia Down Under  want to see some 'Love' this week.
Cute Card Thursday have asked for "Hearts & Flowers' this week and this has plenty of both! I can't believe I actually used one of my precious crystal flowers for this card
This is my 2nd card this fortnight that fits into Totally Tilda 'Lots of Hearts' challenge and All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge 'Queen of Hearts'.
7 Kids College Fund  want 'I Heart You' and Fab 'n' Funky want to see 'Tempting Texture' on your cards. Over at Stamptacular Sunday  'Hearts Gone Wild' is what is required his week and Bunny Zoes Crafts still have "Love Is in the Air' and Pink Elephant are still looking for someone to 'Be My Valentine'Lets Lets Ink It Up have a 'Romance/Valentine' theme this month.

The stamp is from Magnolia's new You're So Special collection, the flowers along with the lace & seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash, the sentiment is a rub on from Melissa Francis (it probably is 1 of a million LOL) I used 'Nesties' hearts, a cuttlebug embossing folder and 2 Martha Stewart edge punchers
Thank you for looking Laurie x


Lisa Jane said...

OH wow Laurie .. this is so special.. its fabulous .I love the layered hearts and that gorgeous ribbon.
The lace is beautiful too..
Fabulous work
Lisa ;)

Sue B said...
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Sue B said...

Hi Laurie,

I don't know what I did wrong then with post. My brain is tired! LOL Will try again!

This is gorgeous card! I love the two hearts and such a sweet image! Love the flowers too, beautifully arranged. I have some of that lace also, I keep saving it for that special card!

Sue xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the layout, and your gorgeous details, thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz xx


What a beautiful card love the layout

Tammy said...

This is so beautiful!! I love that layered heart and gorgeous lace! Very romantic.

Thank you for playing along with us at 7KCF this week and hope to see you again!! :)

Berry said...

Stunning work Laurie she is so pretty and I just love that lace! hugs rebekah xx

Jennifer said...

Really amazing card....stunning! Thanks so much for joining in at F'n'F! xx Jenny xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Am just LOVIN' this gorgeous creation - fabulous job!
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week

Christine L said...

FAB FAB card Laurie - I just love pink and sparkle, so how could I not like this? You've got the layout perfect - it's a WOW card!
Christine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Just popped by to say hello. Hope all is well. Love this card its tunning, Looking forward to working with you on MAWTT Hazelxoxo

Angie Bächi said...

Thanks' for your dear comment on my Magnolia Challenge win. Your card is also sooooo lovely! Love the way you cut the image with the heart shape! Such a sweet idea! Big happy hugs, Angie

Christine said...

Gorgeous Tilda creation stunning colour combo LOVE the hearts, Tilda looks great peeping out of the Heart shapes..thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda Hearts chall this wk.

smiles Christine & TT DT girlies xx

Céline said...

amazing car, love your combo and all the embellies
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Susie Sugar said...

Oh wow this is so sweet really pretty I love it to bits
♥♥ Thanks for joining us at the Die cut Dreams challenge this time
Please come back for some more fun next time
Hugs Susie & the Dream DT xx ♥♥

Sharon said...

Hi Laurie,

WOW this is just beautiful! I love the colour scheme and those gorgeous flowers and lace. So pretty and feminine.

Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under for the LOVE Challenge!

Sharon x

Janiel/ janny said...


Thanks for joining us at MDUC and at the Magnolia Licious Highlites challenge this week:-)
Hugs, Janiel

Patti Jo said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card! Love it all!!! So glad you could join the challenge with us at Magnolia-licious Highlites!

Cor* said...

OMG Laurie this is simply fantastic ! I love that color combo! Whos wedding is it? Is it a wedding you are preparing for......I think I missed that news! Thanks for stopping by my alter ego Steel Mags site. I am Wheeza (the crochety-snipity character from the movie) and am on the top right hand side of the blog (which was created by my BFF The Prairie Fairy). See the crocked eyebrow.....check it out the next time your there! (Really, I'm a nice person at heart, just have to problem telling people like it is!!! -lol). Take Care.

Anonymous said...

wonderful fancy Tilda creation! just lovely Laurie! So glad you linked up to the ATS Magnolia Queen of Hearts challenge! Thanks for playing.
Pam Going Postal

Angela said...

this is just stunning!!!! love this and the little flowers on the side too! just adorable xxxx thanks for sharing with us at The Pink ELephant!!!

Janette said...

very pretty! I love the silver shiny heart. Thanks for playing with us at 7 kids.

Jacq said...

First of all thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog, really appreciate it.
Secondly, WOW what a simply stunning card. The colours, layout and the image are just fab!
Hugs Jacqui x

Hayley @ said...

So glad we made your day over at LCI for your top 3 place!!! It's always so nice to spread some happiness and make people smile!
Your card is beautiful, I love the stamp and the softness of everything, very pretty!
Hayley x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card Laurie.

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card, love the layered hearts. Thanks for sharing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Unknown said...

OMG stunning creation, your embellies set off Tilda perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

Claire said...

What a gorgeous card, so beautifully designed and thought out! I love it :-)
Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Susie Little said...

Ah this card is so sweet!
My Laurie s a girl she's 14 (and hates her name, she prefers Loulou!)I chose names that were suitable for both sexes, just incase the ultrasonographer had got it wrong!
Laurie got her name from one of my favourite Authors Laurie Lee. Ellis is 15 and she's not that keen on her name either, her name is a derived from Elliot,as in George Elliot!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh this is adorable--I love the image cropped within the hearts and pretty details. Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious DT Challenge!