Thursday 1 September 2011

Moving Along with Handmade flowers

Good morning my lovely fellow bloggers, I think I'm back in a routine and I actually made a card! I was a bit late as I seem to have got all confused and lost a day this week and I had to photograph it at night which is never a good thing with a flash! If you think I don't know what I'm talking about there is a good chance that I retook the photo this morning!

Its time for a brand new challenge over at
 and this week our lovely Pami 
(who I'm going to meet very soon) has chosen the theme 
 Handmade Flowers
 Now Pam is a bit of a whiz at handmade flowers and churns them out faster than interflora, but as all of mine come from Wild Orchid Crafts it was a bit more of a challenge for me!

I used my poinsettia die from Magnolia Doo Hickey and blue glitter card from DCWV, a Martha Stewart border punch and I coloured the super image from LOTV with Copics which are available from Stamping Scrapping Central

Our fab sponsors this week is LOTV and they are offering the lucky winner this fabulous prize
They also have a new release of Christmas stamps due out next week,  check their online store  HERE

Don't forget to check out the main MAWTT challenge blog for all the details of this challenge, to see if you were a winner last week and to see what my gorgeous girls have made for your inspiration this week.

I just like to add another massive thank you to everyone for the good wishes, cards and presents I received for my birthday, I really was overwhelmed by your kindness and a very warm hello to all my new followers, I will get round to visiting you all eventually! I'll be back soon with the winner of my Birthday Candy.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Diva's By design - Christmas in August
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes
Paper Play  - Make Your Own Flowers


Mary J said...

I ADORE your card Laurie! So fresh and delicate! And love your flowers - gotta get those dies!!

Cj said...

I love this card, the colours are great and the stamp looks lovely, I may have to order this one!!!

cheryl said...

oh wow hun you always make the most stunning cards the image colors are just gorgeous and such beautiful coloring hugs cherylxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Laurie .. maybe i brought the day back with me to Yorkshire lol... the sun is shining here today so i hope it is in Hunny !
Love love love this card- the soft blue is gorgeous .. and the little poinsettia flowers are beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this week
Lisa xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is gorgeous hun, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Diva's, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Crafty Loops said...

Laurie your card looks fantastic and you did a fantastic job on the flowers. Absolutely beautiful and the light blues are so gorgeous. I love this card. Soon you'll be churning out flowers quicker than pressing Paypal on WOC! Heehee. Have a lovely crafty day. Lee xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Chrsitmas card. Lovely stamp and nice colors. LOTV is so sweet.

Hugs Astrid.

Shannon White said...

Aww, soo Pretty and Adorable too! Love the soft colors you chose and the lovely dp's and embellies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Jill said...

This is beautiful Laurie!
So soft and elegant and I just love the winterly (haha, I'm not sure if that really is a word!) colours
Gorgeous flower, multitalent,-thats you hun!
Have a nice day :)

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card Laurie - love the pale blues and white, very fresh. Hugs, Claire x

Pami said...

This is just fabulous Laurie! I love the blue and white colours, so fresh and I simply must have the poinsettia dies!! Beautiful!! Pami x

Hanneke said...

What a beautiful christmas card!! Awesome!
I love this!

Hugs, Hanneke x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant and I adore the shades of Blue you have used, Love Hazelxox

Dan said...

The colours you've used are perfect - your card has a real frosty, wintery feel! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Laurie! I love the Little Dancer image - beautiful colouring! and your Flowers are Gorgeous!!! You should do more!! Great layout and papers and love the glitter card!!
I know what you mean about photographing at night. I am never happy when I do that although the flash does show up the glitter!! LOL
Hope you are having a good week!
Love n Hugs
Sue xx

email: said...

Cute card! I love your beautiful poinsettia :)

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp! Happy Stamptember :)


Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, looks so crisp and frosty. Lovely colouring and paper. Your handmade flowers look great, esp. with the snowflakes behind.
Love Avril xx

Jan Ltc said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Christine L said...

Your card is lovely Laurie.. I have that image and look forward to using it!

Yes I was eagle eyed the other day, but only because I recognised the similar box from my daughters bedroom!

Christine x

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

This card is so pretty & sweet. It's layout is perfect.

sallysbitz2 said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colour & flowers x

hugs sally x

Pendra said...

Your card is so gorgeous... love the soft colors, punch work and the ribbon! It is almost 95 degrees here today... the snowflakes are sooooo lovely!! hehehe!

Cathymac said... this darling card! This cute LOTV image is as sweet as can be and beautifully colored in such soft colors and dazzling sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

pinky said...

Just lovely Laurie! Its so delicate and pretty. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card! Another pretty card using that cute image. Love the soft blue colors and handmade flowers! Just perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, adorable card Laurie.

Debs said...

Stunning card Laurie - love the image lol!! and the LO lol!!!! Fab colour choice!
Hope you've had a great week.
Debs xx


A fabulous card Laurie - love your handmade Poinsettia and the wintry blue and white combo. Gorgeous!
Have a great weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

chris said...

Hi Laurie, such a gorgeous card and a stunner of a flower.
hope you are having a good summer,we have been trying to get across to hunny all summer but with one thing and another just not got there. I adore Hunstanton.
thanks for popping by my blog, hugs chris xx

Cindy said...

This is a really cute card (I love LOTV) but unfortunately you must mention a product that can be purchased at which is a requirement of the challenge. Please join us again for our next challenge on September 12.

Cindy said...

Laurie: our sponsor has required: "Remember, you must mention the item(s) used in your project that can be found at Stamping Scrapping." She does not require that you link to the item or the blog, that would just be icing on the cake. This information can be found at the top of the challenge blog. I'm glad you're enjoying my digis, I love doing them. There are lots more on my blog if you search previous posts. If you change your post, you will be eligible for the prize cuz this card rocks.

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, my goodness that is just so pretty! Love the colours and the image is really cute. The handmade flower is lovely as well. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Vicky said...

Simply fabulous hun....!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..

hugs Vicky xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Laurie, so sweet and pretty, the image is adorable, I really must get around to inking mine up :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Stamptember blog hop
hugs Mandy xx