Thursday 18 August 2011

Moving Along Backwards!

Good Morning my crafty friends I must apologise I have been absent again - August is just not my month for fun and games - It's the peak holiday season and work is mental, on top of that I had to dash over to my Mothers, hence I'm typing this at 2.40am!!

It's Thursday already which means new challenge time over at
and this week my fab friend Lisa has given us all a week off by asking for a

Lisa wants us to post an old project that we are proud of .. could be one of your first using a particular technique /a project you won a challenge with / or just a project you really liked.

This was quite difficult for me as I've not been blogging long and it doesn't seem like two minutes since I first posted this lol.  It was in January and it was my first ever LOTV stamp and I was soooooo pleased with this card it also earnt me a couple of new followers which really made my day!! It contains most of my favourite card ingredients and I was just learning about shading in colouring. I've learnt so much in the short time I've been blogging and I have you all to thank for that!

We are sponsored this week by
Stampin With Brenda
The prize will be THREE FREE months of The How to WOW Paper Crafting Techniques Club.  Information can be found here

I hope you will all get time to join us and repost your favourites for us this week. Don't forget to check out the main challenge blog to see if you were a lucky winner last week and to see what my favourite girls have posted on the DT for your inspiration.
Once again I would like to remind you that my candy is still running for those that have not entered yet and I would to thank those that have and for all the lovely birthday comments - I have 5 more days of being 49!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit me
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx


cebelica said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty. I love the papers you used and all the fab embellishments you used. Gorgeous card!

Chrissy said...

Such a sweet wee image, and I love the colourings...all the details are gorgeous.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the colours & the LOTV image is fab!
Hugs shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hello my friend .. firstly i hope your mum is ok.Secondly .. i hope you are ok.. and thirdly ... wowee.. what a fab flashback..i love the gorgeous colours and sweet little image .
So glad you started blogging - and 5 days left of being 49??? i will always be 23 lol!
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

So glad you started blogging, its fabby having you on the team, love the card it looks brilliant, Love Hazelxox

Crea Astrid said...

What a lovely card is this. The stamp is so sweet and nice colors.

Hugs Astrid.

Jill said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I really like it, both the pink, the flowers and the gorgeous image!
I am really glad you startet to blog, and I am really glad I met you my sweet blogfriend!
Your comments really brigthen my day :)
Enjoy your last days in the 40's :)
hugs, jill

Tracy said...

This is fabulous Laurie, a really cute and gorgeous creation. Love your colouring and your image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pami said...

Hi honey, I hope you are ok, I hope you manage to get some rest at some point :-( And I hope your mum is ok as well. Your card is gorgeous, I love the layout and the cute little butterflies. Take care hon, Pami x

Unknown said...

Just hopped over from the challenge...your only blogging since a few months? WOW! What great talent you are! Love your card!

pinky said...

Well I wouldn't mind a flash back if this was my card Laurie, its just gorgeous. Enjoy your last five days on this side of the slipper slope lol.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, hope things are OK with you.
What a great card. Enjoy being in your 40's for the next 5 days -sounds better that being in your 50's!!!

Sue B said...

Wow, I remember this card well Laurie, it's gorgeous! Love the colours and your colouring is beautiful. Love those flowers and the big bow!
Will have to dig out one of my early ones for this Challenge. I can't believe that you did this way back in January!! seems like only yesterday!!
Ooh not long now until your birthday! Hope you get a nice relaxing day off!!
and hope your mum is ok!
Take care my friend!
Hugs Sue xx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunningly beautiful and to think you have only been blogging for a few months you sure have some talent hun,hope you get time to rest today hun take care love hugs cherylxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Laurie
I see you have still been able to create some fabulous things whilst I have been away. I love this flashback card and your gorgeous tag posted a little while ago.
I hope all is well with you and your Mum.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Christine L said...

This is a lovely card Laurie.... your shading was perfect when you started! Love the flashback idea....
Christine x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card is this. I lovely stamp from LOTV.

Hugs Astrid.

Becky said...

This is beautiful, Love the colours and the image.

Becky x

Crafty Loops said...

Such a beautiful card. LOTV have such beautiful stamps. I dont have any myself......yet (she says with a cheeky grin looking at the hubby's wallet!!). I can see why you are so proud of this card, it really is stunning.