Thursday 28 July 2011

Moving Along With Brand Spanking New

Good Morning lovely bloggers I hope the sun is shining on you today, it certainly hasn't been here! I'd like to say Hello to my new followers, I've been a really bad blogger at visiting you all but I will try harder in the future! I'm really excited today as I made the Top 3 over at Magnolia Mania and those of you that know me will know how much I love my little Magnolia stamps!

It's Thursday already which means new challenge time at
I'd like to thank everyone who entered last week we had some very cute and cuddly cards. Don't forget to visit the main challenge blog to see if you were a winner.

This week my lovely teamie Pami is hosting and she has chosen a theme of
'Brand Spanking New'
This could be a 'New Baby' a 'New Job' a 'New Home'
So you have lots of options, you may even have a different one to these, Pami also has some gorgeous blog candy on offer for her blogaversary

We are sponsored this week by
The prize is a £10 Voucher to spend in store and with lots of new stock arriving there's plenty to spend it on

I chose to make a New Baby card as I actually need two of these, one baby is already here (Hello Henry James) and one has a couple of weeks to go, can you believe I'm going to be a 'Great Great Aunt'!! I'm not old enough!!
This is Bentley, isn't he Fab! I love this sentiment it makes me laugh every time I see it lol He is from Bugaboo, who have some really funny images to choose from. I've kept this really simple as it's for a boy, a nice plain ribbon and three little buttons ooh and I cut the big scallop edge with my new Die Namics Die, I love it...I first saw it on Mary J's blog. I've even done the inside of this card which I always mean to but hardly ever get around to!

I hope you all get time to play along with us this week, be sure to check out the fabulous makes from the very talented DT on the main blog page.

Thanks for looking and to those of you that do, for your comments
I'll be back in the next few days with some special birthday candy

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter Bentley into the following challenges:
Crafts And Me - Ribbon
Truly Scrumptious - Buttons & Bows
CES - Humour/Funny (2nd Entry)
Allsorts - Free & Easy


Pami said...

Hi honey, this did make me laugh! Very cute and I love those super cute little buttons! Thanks for mentioning my candy too, I keep forgetting to remind people!! Have a good day. P x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

ROFL lots & lots I just love it hun....I saw it last night on the private blog, I was on the fone to Hazel & I couldn't stop laffin its fab!!!

Thank you for sharing with us this week at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Claire said...

Brilliant card hun. This image is just fab and I haven't seen this one yet from Bugaboo - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Hahaha this is a funny card and cute at the same time. I adore the image!
Hugs xx

Mary J said...

Fantastic, made me laugh, Laurie! Your colouring is amazing honey!

Jill said...

This is just so sweet!
Haha you really gave my a laugh beeing a great great aunt, and you that ain't a day over 29!
Great sentiment and fit perfect to the little fellow!
Beautiful card Laurie :)
Do you have your birthday soon??
Big hugs, Jill (also 29...)

Michele Roos said...

This is such an adorable card. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Sue said...

Hi ya
lol fabulous card, luv this image, great papers & design,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Laurie - I really giggled when I saw the image and laughed when I read the comment.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

pinky said...

I laughed out loud at this one Laurie, its just brilliant, love the sentiment and his little striped suit lol. Well done on your top 3!!

Debs said...

Oh Laurie this is ace! I love the sentiment and the image is just fab!
Love love love that scalloped border too!
Enjoy the rest of the evening.
Debs xx

Christine L said...

LOL love this card Laurie..... it made me smile! Well done on your Magnolia top 3 - well deserved too! And you join me as a great great aunt.... and we're so young, aren't we?
PS Slaps on the wrist to the bad blogger.... hehe

Fleur said...

Wow what a fun card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Wendy said...

Love the card it is brill he is so cute and love the sentiment thank you for joining us is week for our challenge buttons and bows this week at truly scrumptious

Wendy DT TS

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! This is fab Laurie! Really made me smile!!! Love the sentiment and image and those gorgeous buttons!! It doesn't need more - it's perfect as it is! Love the scalloped edge too!
Glad you liked my Tilda card! Will do another soon! Congrats on your Magnolia win! it was gorgeous card!

Did you see on the LOTV site they had pdf page with the other half of Christmas stamps that are coming out in August!! they are all adorable too!! Don't know how I'll curb my spending LOL!
Hope you are well
Love n Hugs
Sue xx

karen said...

LOl thats fantastic! thanks for joining us at CES this week,Karen

Laila said...

LOL, totally in love with that sentiment and the image. It's really funny ;O)
Hugs Laila

check out my candy on

Liz McGuire, said...

Hehe, love this. Fun image, really cute card,

Liz x

Mrs.B said...

Love this card Laurie, just a great image, really made me laugh.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

oh this is ace... how cuts and very funny!! Thanks for joining in at CES xx

Unknown said...

cute not cuts!!

cheryl said...

oh hun this is one super cute funny card,just brilliant,love those buttons well done too hun on your top 3 well deserved I must say love hugs cherylxxxxx

kaylou said...

he he he ... this is so funny, thank you for joining us at CES challenges.,
Hugs Kaylou xx

Sue B said...

Hi Laurie, bet you have been busy! especially with ice cream! it's been very hot and humid here. Those ink dusters are at
It was money well spent, I use them a lot - You get set of 3 and I tend to use one side for pinks and other end for blues etc.
Was supposed to be going away for few days Mon-Fri but my mum and dad aren't so well, so it's all a bit up in the air!! don't know if we're going or not!! Could do with the holiday not had one in 5 years!!!
Take care
Hugs Sue xx

Sue B said...

Hi again,

Forgot to say what they were!!! LOL - they are brushes for using with Tim Holtz Distress Inks or any similar ink. You can get subtle background effects or blend colours together.
Sue xx

Val said...

This is so funny. I have just bought it for some cards.

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card...sweet and simple, but oh so cute!
Joyce xx

Anja´s kortkreasjoner said...

Such a supercute card. Thank you so much for joining in on our theme this week, over at Truly Scrumptious.
Hugs, Anja

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Ms. Petersen said...

Your card is simply hilarious. Seriously. lol

Angela said...

Cute image and I love the sentiment. It made me smile. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafts and Me Challenges.

Pamela said...

What a great card, just love the sentiment.

Pam x

mueppi said...

Fantastic card and make me laugh
Hugs Gisela

Crafty Loops said...

Heehee, Laurie this card gave me a right old giggle, really terrific card. So funny. Lee xx