Thursday 5 May 2011

Moving Along With A Slice Of Cake!

Good morning Blogland I'm back to a bit of normality this week, I'm about to have two days at home to catch up on all my chores - no work - no taxi-ing anyone about - no funerals to attend miles from home! Just piles and piles of ironing!!!!

It's Thursday again which means DT time for me over at 
Wow did we have a massive response to Pami's Anything Goes challenge last week - over 400 fantastic entries - I'm glad I didn't have to choose that winner!
This week it's Shell's turn to host and she has chosen 'Have Some Cake' We have been sponsored by Bows and Berries who are offering the winner 2 Digi's from their store and everyone who enters can have a whopping 25% discount with this code BB25 whilst the challenge is running! We were lucky to be given some fun images to play with. 
For my card today I have tried my hand at paper piecing for the first time. I kept it nice and simple - glossy white and glossy black card and my top tier is spotty, I've 'net pieced' the veil if that counts! My sentiment is LOTV and along with some polka dot DP, a scrap of net and some ribbon that was that! I'm quite pleased with the outcome - believe it or not, this is very 'less is more for me! lol

Be sure to head over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT makes and I hope you will join us again this week for another great challenge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Ladybugs Crafts Ink  - Going Dotty
Simon Says Stamps - Paper Piecing or Piercing
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Divas By Design  - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to have a look and to those that do for your lovely comments.
Love 'n' Hugs
Laurie x


Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Laurie and so well made. I love the paper piecing on it.
Hope you manage to get a bit of a rest and crafty time over the next couple of days.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Jane said...

I love how you paper pieced the image .. what a fab idea and the monochrome is so striking.. fab for a modern couple .

I hope you manage to catch up and also get some rest!!!
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Jacq said...

Hi Laurie,
This is Gorgeous!! Love the little cake, the dp's, the colour scheme is so striking, love the layout too. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Heather said...

A favulous card Laurie, so very stunning in black and white and great paper piecing of the very classy looking cake!!

So happy you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

patriziawithaz said...

A great monochrome design Laurie x The black and white is striking and I love how you have done the image with the paper piecing xx


Love the net-pieced veil Laurie - it's fantastic! The classy black and white combo really sets of the cake beautifully. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Looks fab hun, great choice of colour & papers! Love it!!
hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

I love this card Laurie, Its brilliant, I would never have thought about putting netting behind the cake for the veil.
Love Hazelxox

Pami said...

Hi hon, wow this is gorgeous, love the black and white and the veil is inspired!! Hope you have a nice rest! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week, good luck! Pami x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Laurie love the colour combo thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Berry said...

Stunning mono card Laurie really elegant thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Mary J said...

OH wow, Laurie - this is just gorgeous honey! I think this is my most fave of all your cards yet!!

Mary J said...

Oh, and thanks for playing with us at LCI!!

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Laurie! I love that you've stuck to the black and white and the spots, it gives a great effect. And the bows and net veil are very lush - I love it!!!

Hope you manage to have a bit of a rest, it sounds like things have been a bit hectic for you!!
Hugs Sue xx

Christine L said...

Stunning card in striking monochrome Laurie... looks so elegant!
Hope you've now finished the ironing and can put your feet up for a bit!
Christine x

pinky said...

Laurie a woman's work is never done lol. Love this gorgeous card, wow, its just stunning, the spots and black and white colour scheme are so inspiring. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week. Have a good weekend.

Cor* said...

oooooooooooo so pritty Laurie. love the piecing! A very scrummy cake indeed!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is gorgeous Laurie! The cake is so yummy! I should do some piecing as well, i've rarely done it.
I hope you take some well deserved rest.
Have a lovely week-end.
Hugs xx

Lori said...

Such a pretty black and white card! Thanks so much for visiting me and good luck with all that ironing!

uhooi said...

Waw,, the card is very creative and nice,,