Lol bet you've all got last minute cards to make! I know I have!!
Though I did make this one a while ago before my holidays
This is the beautiful Candy Canes rubber stamp from Saturated Canary. I bought this way back in October, so I think that's good for me to use it in the same year!
The papers are all a bit mixed as are the flowers but I do remember that I painted a star pin pink to match and the lovely Jill sent me those fabby little swirly things.
This challenge is going to run for 3 weeks to get over the Christmas holiday, head over to the main challenge blog for all the details about this and to check out the TWO fabulous sponsors who are covering the extended challenge. While you're there a look what my gorgeous Diva teammies have created for your inspiration.
If I haven't said this yet - Merry Christmas to everyone out there!
A very happy good morning to you all, this post is here I hope, as I'm not! I'm on my way to Euro Disney and a couple of days in the Disneyland Hotel before I go from there to Germany on Friday evening for a visit to the Christmas Markets. I have to get myself from Paris to Eisenach by train lol.... I'll let you know if I succeed!
It might not show up too much in this picture but the 18 and the name have been glittered in Martha Stewart black glitter and in real life they sparkle lovely!! The papers are from the Basic Grey 'Little Black Dress' 6x6 pad and the diamante music note charm twinkles like a star!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some sparkalicious inspiration from the Diva's.
I'm not sure how I'll get on this week with my comments, I'm taking my iPad just encase I can find some wifi.
Thank you all for your visits and the lovely comment,
I'll put some pictures up of my adventures in Disneyland!!
Hello lovely people, I'm all in a tiz this week flying around here there and everywhere and I don't know if I'm coming or going!! I'm so behind and I have no chance of catching anything up this side of Christmas. Apart from a couple of cards I've made weeks ago and scheduled, I will be absent for a while. I have to apologise to all my DT blogs for not being around. It's all about to get even busier at the crack of dawn tomorrow when I head off to EuroDisney with my Son, via lunch in Paris, from there I get the train to Frankfurt then on to Eisenach on Friday evening to meet my Husband and friends. We fly home late Sunday evening then Monday morning I head off to Leicester overnight to get my Mums shopping and chores done before I get whisked off (and this is the part you all feel sorry for me) to Barbados!! OMG! I'm so excited though goodness knows when I'll get to fit in my Christmas shopping/wrapping/card writing etc.....
Enough excitement for now, its time to get on with the new challenge at
and this week lovely Tracy is hosting with a theme of
Let It Snow
This is what I came up with
Now I know what you are all thinking....this is a fairly new image and I'm supposed to be using things at least 6 months old for this challenge - well I have, the paper is from last Christmas, and my Magnolia Pointsettia die I've had at least 1 year if not more and this is the first time I've used it!! Shame on me as I'm really loving that flower. It's all been glittered and curled using Aileens glitter snow that I got at the NEC, I glittered the Tim Holtz Snowflakes edger die cut too and they look fab in real life. This goes to show that you can all enter our fab challenge as long as something on your card is at least 6 months old and you tell us what it is!
Be sure to check out the main challenge blog for all the details and this week we have a fabulous new sponsor
Good morning guys, another scheduled post from me as I'm back off to Leicester today to visit my Mum. I seem to have been flying around everywhere this last week! I'm only going for the day as Friday is my wedding anniversary and I think my husband has something planned! LOL no doubt I'll be disappointed. 29 years, I can hardly believe it.
My trip to London and the Royal Variety Show was amazing!! I never thought of myself as an opera fan but Andreas Bochelli (if that's how you spell it!) was spine tingling!! Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart were pretty fab too! My seat was above the Royal box and I was hanging over the rail all night to get a glimpse of me 'Auntie Liz'! LOL
Not that you can tell by this dull and dismal picture (it didn't stop raining yesterday to get a decent pic) but the whole reindeer is covered in glamour dust and it sparkles beautifully IRL!
The little deer in question is 'Doodledeer' from this weeks sponsor
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some gorgeous dotty inspiration. We now also have a full DT call on as MAWTT is really MAWTT lol and splitting into 2 teams in the new year. We'd love some new playmates to join us!!
That's all from me today, thank you for stopping by to visit
and this week the very lovely Diane has set us a theme of
That was the easy bit! Queen Ladybug went and made it more of a challenge for us (no resting of our little ladybug wings for her team!) and sent us all a plastic box to alter for this challenge and boy did I find this a challenge!!
At first that was!! I got really into this after an awful lot of stressing.
I filled mine with candy canes that were just £1 from the local supermarket and trimmed it up to match the colours. I also stuck on lots of sparkly Nailheads that are available from LCI HERE.
They come pre glued and I used my Kandi Kane to stick mine, don't look too close - I slipped twice and melted my box a bit!!
The boxes are also available at following sizes and price
4 1/8" x 4 1/16" x 1" - 45p each
5 5/8" x 5 1/2" x 1" - 60p each
4 7/8" x 6 5/8" x 1" - 60p each
6 1/8" x 6 1/16" x 1" - 70p each
4 1/2" x 5 7/8" x 1" - 60p each
These are the perfect size to fit standard size cards in if you wanted to use them as a gift box for a set of homemade notecards too!
Head over to the main challenge blog for lots of inspiration from the very talented bunch of girls and check out all the details of this weeks challenge while you're there.
That's all from me, thank you for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx
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I should be a white rabbit! I've been running around for the past 24 hours muttering "I'm late, I'm late" but at last I can say "better late than never"! as finally I have a card to show you for the current challenge at
Here is my card, I said I was going to make more cards I wanted to and not that I have to,
so I hope you like it! This is one of my favourite Tilda's EVER!
This is the yummy Tilda that caused all the fuss last year when she was only available very very limited. EVERYONE wanted her and she became priceless on Ebay, luckily Magnolia re issued her and that's when I got mine. Yes this is the first time she has seen the back of an inkpad!
The papers are Bo Bunny Snowfall from last Christmas too, the flowers are a mix of WOC and the Ribbon Girl.
Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Diva's.
as my bestest blogging buddy Lisa has given us just that challenge!
Anything BUT Christmas!
I still have a million Christmas cards to make but a change is as good as a rest!
This was actually made a while ago before I went on holiday as my Mum had asked me to make some cards for her to send. I feel a little like I've cheated with no stamp but once upon a time that's how I made all my cards! Now I'm addicted to stamped images and I can't believe how much my card making has changed!
This was made for my Mum's friend, Phoebe, and she loved it - she got a bit emotional actually!!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this weeks challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Goodie Girls.
We have a fabulous sponsor
I really don't get to play with my Magnolia stamps anywhere near enough and I hope to change that starting from NOW!
When I was looking through my Magnolia stamps deciding which to use I was horrified to find out I hadn't used ANY of last Christmas's stamps yet!!
I've just bought a pile of this Christmas's too!
This is Tilda with a Holly Garland from last years release and watch this space for one of the new stamps ASAP!! The papers are also from last Christmas from Magnolia and most of the flowers are from WOC, the gorgeous white curly spirals were sent to me by my lovely talented friend Jill.
I LOVE THEM!!!
I'd been trying to get them everywhere and couldn't, then just after Jill sent them to me The Ribbon Girl got them in stock! I have no intention of running out now - EVER!!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Diva's.
That's about all from me today, thank you for visiting me and thank you for the comments you leave. I'm off to my Mums again later and I'll go to the NEC on Friday from there as its just down the road. Hope to meet you all there!!
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx
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Good Morning all, it's a bit wet and miserable here today but I have a few things to look forward to starting with a trip to the NEC on Friday to catch up with some of my blogging pals, Debs and Claire. If you are going and you want to meet up just let me know here.
I love this little guy and haven't had a chance to use him for ages.
My papers are Echo Park and I used a border punch but can't remember what its called!! I am 51 and allowances have to be made LOL!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some fabulous inspiration from the Ladybugs. Don't forget to check if you were amongst the winners from last week while you are there.
That's all from me today I'll be back tomorrow with my Diva's card
Thanks for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx
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Goodness me what a job I was having to post this! I hope Mr Blogger isn't going to be this awkward again (notice I said Mr as anyone that awkward couldn't be female!! (Sorry Kevin!)
I'm actually feeling really sorry for myself as I failed to make a Magnolia DT yet again this week! Tilda is my all time favourite stamp and I seriously need an excuse to use the 100's of Magnolia stamps I've collected!! But alas it's not to be.
Today I have 2 different DT cards to post and I couldn't decide which was going to be first so I'm putting them both in the same post! (Can't have favourites lol)
I love this cute little Sassy Cheryl image and have been itching to use her, my stitching as you can see is 'faux' I did buy a mini sewing machine but a LOT more practice is required before I can actually use a card I've stitched!
Neither of these makes were what I had originally planned to post for either challenge, but Lisa beat me to it with her make for the Heck of a challenge and as I'd made the same folded flowers with the exact same paper a quick change of plan was required! lol
My card, using 'Dreads' from the fabulous Saturated Canary is probably at least 42 shades short of the required 50, lol but as its for a 50th birthday I'm covered! (just joking you don't need all 50!)
I bought the 'Papermania' capsule collection paper pad for £1 when we visited the 'Mandy's at the Craft & Hobby Store in October. The Marianne flower florish was also from there.
Follow the links and head over to BOTH challenge blogs for lots of stunning inspiration from both teams and all the details you need for each challenge can be found on the respective blogs.
Thank you all for stopping by, I'm hoping to actually make something 'just for fun' this week - no DT work allowed!!
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx
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and this week the very talented Helen is hosting the theme
Spots & Stripes
I love using both so here is my card for this challenge
I have to admit I made this before I went on holiday, it's another image that I got with my voucher from my beautiful friend Debs from Saturated Canary, this one is called ' Multi Tasking Mama' I just love how these images colour up with my copics!
My papers are amongst my all time favourite products and I've had them FOREVER! (I bought about 4 pads of each colourway) They are Cosmopolitan from Making Memories and I never tire of them, the pinks are gorgeous too!!
Remember to be in with a chance of winning you must use something that is at least 6 months old, and be sure to let us know in your post what it is!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and lots of spotty and stripy inspiration from the Goodie Girls.
That's all from me today, if I survive my day in the big city I'll be back on Thursday with 2 DT makes!
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx
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Morning bloggers, my what is it with this FOG! I can barely see over the road from my house and it's been like that for 3 days now! I'm meant to be driving to my Mum's today, I hope this lifts a bit first!
Hello all my lovely friends I'm back from my holiday in sunny Tenerife, it was the first time I'd been there and with temperatures of 32 degree's every day I would definitely go back - preferably tomorrow!
I should be rested after 10 days of doing nothing but laying in the sun reading and eating and drinking but I feel like I need another holiday to get over that one!!
Instead I'm back blogging - cos I missed you all!!
The Pumpkins are from Kraftin' Kimmie, I've had them a while but this is their first outing (nothing new there) The bats are Memory Box die cuts and at the moment a big favourite of mine - hence you keep seeing them! The owl charm was a present from my lovely friend Jill.
Head over to the main Diva's challenge blog for all the details and lots of spooktacular inspiration
Well flowers is ok with me but embossing is something I don't really do much of, so I went with a nice and simple CAS style card
As you all know these white cards are almost impossible to photograph -in the end I just had to step away from the camera!
I've used one of the original Floral Delight images available HERE but check out the rest of the DT, along with some lovely GDT's as they all have new additions to the Floral Delight family.
I was scared of this image when Kerry first sent it to me - but now I love it and I know I will use it lots and lots!
oh hang on a minute there's no ice in my Mojito - you just can't get the staff!!
Gotta get back to my sunbathing!!!
A jolly good morning to you all. I'm really excited today as tomorrow is the day when Debs, Claire, Pami, Lisa and I all get to meet up, some of us for the first time!!
(I actually wrote that before I woke up yesterday with the flu! I'm still excited through the coughing fits and streaming eyes and nose - I can't believe I'm going to meet my lovely friends and I'm dying!!)
Today is first though and that brings a brand new challenge over at
Last time I chose this theme I couldn't stop singing my way around all your blogs!
It was so much fun LOL
My song inspiration is 'Chapel Of Love' by The Dixie Cups
Are you singing it yet?
I had to make a wedding card amongst the orders from my Mum and a friend and I've used my uber cute LOTV image that I haven't used since I made 150 wedding invitations with it! I still adore this beautiful little image and wasn't put off by the volume of invites - just wouldn't want to do it again in a hurry!
. I followed an old sketch from the no longer running truly scrumptious blog and a lot of inspiration from the very talented Fleur! I love her muted tones and vintage look and have tried to emulate it here.
The papers are really old, they are paper pizazz and are some of the first crafty stuff I bought, all the flowers are from WOC and the lace is new from is from The Ribbon Girl. The bronze heart charm was a gift from the lovely Jill, my super talented friend from Norway - thank you Hunny.
Head over to the main blog page for lots of fabulous inspiration from my lovely teammies and all the details of the prize up for grabs from this weeks sponsor
This is Lisa's all time favourite theme as she is an absolute Halloween nut!!
I thought I would stretch myself and NOT make a card this time
and I used a chipboard door hanger I got from the Craft and Hobby Store when Pam and I went up to visit Lisa's earlier this year.
I covered the hanger with last year's Halloween papers from Echo Park 'Apothecary collection' and the little ghost and Frankenstein are 'Simply Shelley' stickers that I stuck on acetate, they have been in my stash for an age! The blinged up bat branch is also one of last years purchases from Prima and was in my opinion the perfect addition to the hanger! The die cut fence is a memory box gate that I cut out 3 times and stuck together.
Head over to the Heck Of A Challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some seriously spooky makes from my teammies - they have really pushed the boat out this month!! While you are there don't forget to see if you were the lucky winner of our first challenge or maybe one of the TOP PICKS.
That's it from me today I have lots of organising to do before I head up north to meet my favourite girlies!
as the lovely Hazel allowed me a little time to gather myself after the summer season and this week its my turn to host and I'm
Not really but I thought that was a good title!!
I"m waaaayyyy behind on making Christmas cards and this image has sat on my work desk half coloured since last Christmas!! lol It's from LOTV who I never seem to find time to play with anymore and I do really love these little cuties. The papers are also from long long ago - Basic Grey and the sentiment is from this weeks sponsor
Pop along to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of lovely RED inspiration from the gorgeous girls.
I'm off to visit my Mum for a couple of days and while I'm there I've been invited to her friends 90th birthday lunch - I sure know how to live it up!!
Thanks for all your visits and lovely comments this week - I really am trying to get to visit you all
Good Morning lovely people, I've really struggled with my creating this week - nothing is going right for me and it's one of those weeks where I'm posting a different DT card nearly every day!
It's time for a brand new challenge at
Hello again lovely Peeps, I've been having a little break to try and sort myself out after our Summer Season but the weather has been so nice I've still been working! At least I've had time for a blog over - just not sure yet if I like it!!!
Anyway I'm back today with a brand new challenge at
and this week the lovelyClaire is in command and she would like you to
Show Us Your Ribbons
Ribbon is something I have in abundance!!
That doesn't stop me buying more though LOL
This is one of the cards I've been making for my Mum and a friend who have both been asking me to make for them for ages, I just couldn't find any time until now.
The image you don't really need me to tell you is 'Blanche' from the fabulous Krista Smith at Saturated Canary (My lovely friend Debs gave me a voucher for my birthday and I'm addicted) coloured with Copics and pencils, the paper is Echo Park 'For The Record 2' 6x6 pad, the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a Die Namics label die and the chipboard alphabet has been painted to match. All the flowers are from WOC and in keeping with the challenge rules, my ribbon has been in my drawer for years! Its Tilda ribbon from Panduro.
Remember to qualify for the challenge you must use something on your card that is at least 6 months old and be sure to tell us what it is.
You can find all the details on the main challenge blog along with some beautiful inspiration from my talented teammies.
Our sponsor this week is
Please pop over and have a browse around, they have some super little images.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will all get a chance to join our challenge this week
Panic not lovely people - the MAWTT DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, I on the other hand have a humble little gift box!
Well 2 actually! Made with the Stampin' Up Bigz Die. It's really cute and tinchy, I should have put something next to it so you can see the size. You can get it from the lovely Zoe Tant Stampin Up independent demonstrator (contact details in my side bar) I thought I could fill these up with ribbons, brads or buttons and such for my blog friends. The paper (well its more like card) is from a DCWV Christmas stack and the little image tags are from this weeks sponsor
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of fabulous idea's.
I'm off to visit my Mother - I haven't been able to get over for quite a few weeks and she has a list of jobs for me!
Thanks for visiting today and a big Hello to all my new followers I hope to get to visit all my old and new followers shortly!!
I adore this range of Uptown Girls stamps from Stampin' Bella, I have a couple more if I ever get time to use them! Lush papers are Basic Grey Little Black Dress and the black lace and Prima flower were in my stash. As the paper was so busy I kept the embellishment to a minimum. The sentiment comes with the stamp. I seem to have got the paper piecing bug too!