Thursday 8 December 2011

Moving Along - Quickly!

A very good frosty morning to you all my lovely blog friends. Still no sign of snow here, looks like those up north don't want to share!!
Thursday morning can only mean one thing in my crafting calendar.......a new challenge at
Thanks to those that entered Hazel's sketch last week, pop over to the main challenge blog to see if you made the top 3 or better still - won!
This week the Lovely Lisa is on duty, and she has given us the challenge of
Last Minute Christmas
So its quick makes all round, and Lisa you would be so proud of me I didn't 'faff' once in the making of this! From start to finish in 45 minutes! And I wish I'd made this weeks ago so I could have made 120 more, I love it so much, instead I bought them from M&S!
I have made cards for all my crafty friends though - I daren't buy cards for you lot!!! I took the image into Photoshop and gave it a brown overlay, so not even any colouring involved this week. Matted and layered it up on 3 different colours. Stamped directly onto my card (my is that nerve wracking!) with a Stampin Up sentiment, stuck on some gorgeous gingham from WOC, tied a bow, whacked it on and blinged up a Magnolia snowflake, layered it up a la Julie and that's it!

We have our regular sponsor this week, the fabulous

Pop over to the challenge blog for all the details and while you're there check out some fabulous inspiration from the DT. The lovely Val has decided to step down from the DT, I wish you well in your pastures new Val be sure to visit us @ MAWTT.  Our sweet Pam is taking a short break, personally I think she's been kidnapped by the elves or she IS Santa's little helper!

That's it from me today, thank you all for taking the time to visit me and to those that do...thank you for your comments
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally PaperCrafts - Let It Snow
Sweet Stampin - It's Snowing (2nd entry)
Lollipop Crafts - Colour Challenge
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes & Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Bling It On - It's Christmas


Berry said...

This is fab Laurie so simple and perfect maybe I should try something like this! Hugs Rebekah xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colours of the layers they make the image ping, looks fab!
hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Laurie this is super, what a great card, Love it. Hee Hee Im now tempted to do M and S cards but err everyone expects handmade from me now!!!Grrrr!!! Love Hazelxo

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love this Laurie.. and might be making a few like this before i am done.. i love that gingham ribbon.. i think Pam is definitely one of Santa's little helpers... i can just imagine her in stripey tights and a hat with a bell!
And if i had snow here .. i would definitely share .. we just have high winds and driving rain.. i got soaked posting a certain person's birthday card!
Lisa x

Sue B said...

This really is a fab design Laurie. It's CAS but looks SO gorgeous! Love the layering - it looks really good. And the rbbon and snowflake finish it off perfectly - really love it !!
Really windy here in Manchester! just the excuse to stay in, keep warm, and CRAFT!!!! LOL
Hope you have a good day!
Love n Hugs Sue xx

Mary J said...

What a fab make Laurie - framing the tree that way is brilliant!

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just brilliant so stylish and the perfect cas card,amazing hun hugs cherylxxxxxx

Pami said...

:-) Not sure the elf outfit would suit me, although if Chanel made them maybe I would rethink!!! Fabulous card Laurie, can you make me a batch so I can send them out!! I am loving the SU sentiment, I really must buy some more of their stamps, I only ever buy the ribbon!! I am afraid to say that I have already bought M&S cards! I will try not to send any to crafty friends!! Hope all is well in your part of the world. P x

Hazel said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one to buy some M&S cards. I'm sure you've helped with my followers tally so thank you very much.

This card is perfect, love that sentiment stamp too. Hazel x

Mrs.B said...

This is a stunning card Laurie, great treatment on the image - better than a M&S card!
Avril x

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Debs said...

Fab card Laurie - great minds think alike again lol!!!!
Love your LO.
Hope all's well with you and yours.
Love the new look blog too :o)
Debs xx

Crafty Loops said...

Oh my goodness Laurie, this card is really beautiful. Lee xx

Claire said...

I love the look of this card - the colours are fab, the image is fab and the simple design is just fab too! I Love it!. Hope you are well sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

pinky said...

Its gorgeous, love how you changed it in photoshop, clever you:) Makes a brilliant quick card but doesn't look like it was quick, do you know what I mean lol.

Joey said...

Laurie this is stunning, I just love that door image its so striking. Thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

Christine L said...

Oooh I like this card Laurie.... very clever use of photoshop (which I have never mastered yet!)...
No snow up here yet, well we had a flurry on Monday morning, but (touch wood), nothing much! My poor southerner other half is feeling the chill tho...


Anonymous said...

This is fab Laurie! Simple but perfect and the bow and snowflake make the image stand out.
Oh i had a cat name Agathe when i used to live in France, i've been over 30 years in England. This is my country now, i don't know anything about France. I know what it's like long distance relationship, my son is the same, his girlfriend is in North Africa.
Have a great day
Hugs xx

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous! Love the image and sentiment, gorgeous touch of gingham too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Unknown said...

Very elegant and classy, love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xx

Basslady said...

i love this christmas-door image so much!

great look!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Hazel said...

Hi Laurie - Just to let you know that I've had my DT cards made for ages, fortunately, so I've only made the one card today! lol One is better than none though so I do feel better. Hazel x

Hazel said...

Hi Laurie - Just to let you know that I've had my DT cards made for ages, fortunately, so I've only made the one card today! lol One is better than none though so I do feel better. Hazel x

sioux said...

Fabulous love that snowflake, thanks for joining us aat Bling it oN AND GOOD LUCK
Sue x

Fleur said...

A stunning card Laurie, the image is so beautiful
Thanks for your lovely comment recently, I really appreciated it.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Marcea said...

Thankyou so much for joining in our photo montage inspiration last week with Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog , hope to see you again this week

scrap joanny said...

really great card !!! thanks so much for playing with lollipopcrafts - hugs joanna

Laney said...

super card Laurie super stylish!!!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling It On this time would love to see you next time too