Thursday 4 August 2011

Don't Be Square at Moving Along With The Times

Oh boy am I late!!! I'm so sorry to my lovely teamies, with all the glorious hot weather we have had it's been really busy at the seaside and work has gone a bit mental, I've had no time to craft or blog so I'm very sorry not to have visited you all again this week!! It's raining as I type so I've managed to sneak home and make this little tag to share with you for this weeks challenge at

It's my lovely friend and teamie,  Debs first time hosting since she joined us and she has set a theme of 
'Don't Be Square'
Now I know many of you will love this idea but it sends me into panic lol, I only know how to make square cards, I see all these gorgeous round and shaped cards and I'd love to be able to make them, and as soon as I get time I will adventure into them! I decided that I would make a gift tag.
I apologise for the picture its blurred but as I'm already 7 hours late posting this I didn't have time to retake it! The tag, the swirl and the leaf are all Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies and all have been distressed with TH, a mix of Walnut Stain and Spun Sugar. The ribbon, flower and rub on were all from my stash. The dress is an image I was given to play with by this weeks sponsor

who are offering this fabulous prize to the lucky winner
Please head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and to see what my fabulous friends have made for your inspiration, unlike me they were on time!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Totally Papercrafts - Bling It Up
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything But A Card
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes
Aa Spoon Full Of Sugar  - Tags


Lisa Jane said...

It was worth waiting for lol!!! so pretty and love the swirl and sparkle ... glad you got a little bit of a break ..
Lisa xx

Debs said...

Oh Laurie this is so beautiful! I love it!
Fabulous take on the theme hun.
So pleased to hear you have been able to have aa break - hope things calm down a little for you.
take care
Debs xx

Pami said...

Oh this is so pretty Laurie! Lovely sparkle, just so girly! You should be taking a rest honey! Pami x

Jill said...

This is beautiful Laurie!
Love the soft colours and the sparkling dress. It's just perfect :)
Don't work to hard my friend
Big hugs, Jill
(still waiting for your email;) )

Jamie Phillips said...

Beautiful Tag! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion "Anything Goes" challenge. Good Luck!! ~Jamie~

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous tag Laurie - absolutely love it. Glad to hear you are having a lovely break. Hugs, Claire x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful tag. Lovely dress.

Hugs AStrid.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really pretty, romantic tag.
Thanks for playing along at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Fleur said...

Oh Laurie this is gorgeous, it's so pretty & girly.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Laurie, love the distressed edges and the glittered dress is gorgeous with the flourish and beautiful flower. Love it all!

You sound SO busy! I bet in holiday season you don't get chance to breathe!!! Hope you do find time to get a bit of rest and relaxation!!!!
Take care!
Love n Hugs Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

This is very gorgeous, love the dress!
You have to take it easy :)
Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful tag Laurie.

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous Laurie!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Mary J said...

Really beautiful, Laurie! Love how you've kept it so fresh! And that little dress is soooo sweet!

Berry said...

Completely stunning Laurie! Love the colours and all the prettyness! Thanks for the chance at your birthday candy and I have used one of those fab images you stamped for me on my SFTW DT card today! Thanks you hugs Rebekah xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh it was worth the wait hunnie, cus this is just gorgeous!!
Take it easy missus, don't want you getting poorly!
Have a fab weekend
hugs shell xx

cheryl said...

oh hun this really is one,beautiful tag hun the detail on this is just brilliant,just love it,take care hun glad you got a bit of a break hugs cherylxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Such a sweet little tag !!

thanks for playing in our free and easy challenge this week at Allsorts..

Emma xxx

Christine L said...

Oooh it's lovely Laurie! Lovin all those shapes that AREN'T square! LOL
Christine x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous tag Laurie, so pretty. Love the little dress.
Avril xx

Cor* said...

What a sweet, swEET , suh-wweet tag. Late or not ! well worth the wait! Mwah!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

What a super cute tag...too cute. ~Shen

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful tag and the little miniature dress is so adorable

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful.Lovely femimnine tag.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Sue B said...

Hi Laurie,

Hope your weekend is going ok. Have to say glad it's a bit cooler! was feeling drained. Could you send me your address as I would really like to send you a Birthday Card!!!
if you could email it to me on

I would be grateful !!!

Take Care
Hugs Sue xxx

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

Oh that is pretty. Very precious

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

Beautiful tag. Thanks for sharing

hugs julie

Crafty Loops said...

This tag is really beautiful and girlie, I really love it. The wee dress is so pretty. Lee xx

Jilly said...

Laurie, you shared a new idea in every blog. This work is completely stunning. Those colours and all the prettiness are awesome. Thanks for the chance at your birthday candy and I have used one of those fabulous images.
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