Tuesday 22 November 2011

The Winter Blues @ LCI

And a very good if not frosty morning to you all, I know it's not actually frosty yet but compared to what I've been used to, it certainly is! 
I hope you're all well or at least better than me as I seem to have caught something nasty over the weekend and have had to drag myself out of bed to make this post.

Tuesday means one of my favourite challenges hits the airwaves at
and this week is somewhat special for me as Queen Ladybug Kerry and Princess Lisa have handed over the reins and let me choose a challenge!!
Oh the power, I hardly knew where to begin (as if!) I've a list of challenges waiting LOL 

With the change of weather and seasons we could all be feeling a touch of 
The Winter Blues
So we'd like to see frosty or cold, Blue inspired cards from you this week, easy peasy yes?

A fabulous LCI stamp (to the value of £6.50) of your choice is up for grabs to the winner and remember you don't have to use an LCI image to join in but we love it when you do.
I've used one of my favourite LCI stamps Sledding Fun I love Jack and Robyn they are sooooo much fun! Papers, tree's and snowflakes are all Magnolia, the frosty border is a Marianne die, the image cut out with a nestie and the sentiment LOTV. Navy and white always looks so crisp and clean - love it!

Now this week is a wee bit special at Ladybug headquarters as not only do we have a fantastic challenge we also have  3 GDT spots up for grabs for the month of December!! Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and you could be joining us very soon!! The girls have been extra busy creating some fabulous DT inspiration for you so pop along and show them some well deserved Ladybug Love.

One last quick reminder, if you haven't bought the November Stamp Of The Month yet, you still have time
Nikki and Buttercup Building A Snowman is available at half price till the end of the month!

Thank you for stopping by today, hope to see you all over at LCI  very soon
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Christmas With Pearls
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Central - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Snowflakes
One Stop Craft - Blue
CES - snowflakes
Diva's By Design - Monochromatic
Fab 'n' Funky - Baby It's Cold Outside
Creative Craft - Free For All
Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic


Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Nice paper and funny stamp.

Hugs Astrid.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the dies you've used on this one....can see another spending spree coming up! lol. What a fun image too.

Jill said...

Fantastic sweetie!
Love the colours, blue and white can never go wrong! (maybe if I had to make a one layer card tho...*smiles*)
Your colouring is bright and perfect as always and that image is really cute, reminds me of my own little diva and her brother...
Love the way you have decorated it too, those magnolia trees looks wonderful!!
Have a good day sweetie, hope you get some rest and feel better soon, or else you get yourself a BIG Brandy or something ;)
Warm hugs

Berry said...

Just gorgeous Laurie! I love those fab trees and thanks also for entering at Divas! Hugs rebekah xx

pinky said...

hope you are feeling a bit better today Laurie:) Must have been a good one!! Love your gorgeous card, those trees are brilliant, the whole layout is just brill. Thanks for the lovely challenge:)

Whimsey said...

Hands down, my most favorite card - gosh, it is just amazing in so many ways. Those trees, those trees - are they a die??? Dang, and that frosty top - LOVE IT so much. Love the colors, the snowflakes - absolutely jaw dropping stunning!!

Lisa Jane said...

Oh what are you after lol... 2 weeks ago i was an ugly sister lol.. and this week a princess.... lol.. i am so loving this card ..feels really frosty and those little trees are fabarooni!!
Now make sure you take some medication... wrap up warm and drink plenty !! i need you to get better asap!
Hope today was ok.. as i remember you had somewhere to go today
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops after all that i forgot to say thanks for joining us at Diva's !!
Lisa x

Crafty Loops said...

This card is really frosty looking and so lovely too. Lee x

Sue B said...

Aww sorry you're not well Laurie!!! it won't have helped coming back to cold Britain after all the sunshine!
Wowzer!! what a beautiful card!! really cute image - love his snow breath! adorable! Gorgeous paper and embellishments - love those delish trees and the icicle border. Well I love Everything about this card - perfectly balanced and just scrumptious!!!
Hope you went back to bed! Get plenty of rest, Pamper yourself and lots of Hot Toddies!!!
Take care my friend!
Big Hugs Sue xx

carol said...

ooh how pretty and gorgeous your card is, thanks for playing along with our snowflake challenge,x carol.....CRAFTY CATZ

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Laurie, love the trees.Thanks for joining in this weeks CES Challenge!

Pami said...

Love your card Laurie! I love the icicles and the trees are very funky! Just fabulicious! Thanks for a great challenge honey, and i hope you feel better real soon. Sending hugs. P x

Claire said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Laurie, love the wintry blues and fab image. Hope you are feeling a bit better? Hugs, Claire x

Julie said...

Laurie I just love your card,there are so many beautiful elements! I do hope you are feeling better,take care,Julie.x

Mina said...

fabulous card Laurie, I love the design and it really does have a frosty feel to it...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Kerry said...

I can't decide which part of this is my favourite Laurie... The pp, trees, snowflakes, sentiment!?? !!! My wish lust just got bigger lol. Absolutely gorgeous. Xx

Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling better today.
Your card is fab with lovely colours and great image.
Hugs xx

Curly said...

Oh my word what an adorable creation the I love the design and layout and fabulous colour theme too...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowflakes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really fabulous, frosty card.
Thanks for joining our 'snowflakes' challenge at CES this week.
Hope you're feeling better today.
Caroline xxx

A New Crafter said...

This is beautiful, love the colours and the blue ribbon too, stunning. I haven't seen the trees before from Magnolia, I think I'll be looking for them...Anne T

Christine L said...

Lovin your winter blues card Laurie... particularly those FAB trees!! Your colouring is superb!
So sorry to hear that you've caught some nasty bug... maybe it was coming back to this chilly place after those foreign climes... Or maybe you brought it back with you!!! Anyway, shake it off soon!
Big get well hugs for you (turning face the other way in case I catch anything...)
Christine x

Janice said...

Great so lovin those trees at the moment! Jx

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful card! Kim

Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Donna said...

Fab, festive Christmas card and pretty snowflake papers! Thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna x

Meg Farris said...

Great card - love the image! Thanks for joining the SSCC Challenge!

Shanna Shands said...

Awesome card. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Card Crew challenge and please join us this Tuesday for our new challenge if you can.