Tuesday 3 January 2012

The Ladybugs are Back In Town!!

Happy happy happy new year to everyone I'm probably still fast asleep in bed as we've just had 2 of the busiest days and I'm out of practise at working! I was aching in places I didn't know I had!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and I hope you all got some new goodies in your stockings for crafting as you're going to need them this week as its Totally Ladybug Tuesday and that means a brand new challenge at
and this week we challenge you to 

Anything Goes with Some New Stash

All the details of this challenge can be found over at the main challenge blog page along with the winner and top 3 from the last challenge.
This card was a commission for a friend and I usually find these so difficult but when she said the recipient loves dogs I knew just the stamp to use! I've used Dog Walking Nikki available HERE

I got some lovely new Copic Sketch Markers in lots of brown shades, I know that sounds boring but I love my copics and my BIL is building me some lovely new storage for them as this year I'm determined to sort out my stash and I got some fabulous units for Christmas from Storage for Crafts. I've used my all time old favourite papers from Making Memories and Nesties were cut on my Cuttlebug - which to my disgust I broke the other day - so a nice shiny new one is on the way to me as I speak (or type) flowers from WOC

Lorna loved her birthday card and I got some more commissions from it so everyone was happy!

Thank you for all your visits and comments throughout my year blogging I can't believe its been nearly a year!

Love and Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Something Old Something New
Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Stamping For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes


Cor* said...

A great image indeed! Way to go to town with it! I love my brown tones. I just got a shipment of a variety of colors in and have been having fun playing around! YAY for Santa! LOL Only blogging a feels like we've known each other FOREVA!!! Keep up the good work girl!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi there Laurie. Your card is fabulous, and what a brilliant image too. Love your design and the papers are fabulous. Love it.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Mrs.B said...

Happy New Year Laurie.
This is a great image and beautifully coloured. Love the papers, I do like browns too.
Avril xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its fab Laurie .. that's one of the stamps that will be finding its way into my basket lol
Love the colour combo.. and i am not surprised she loved it !
Lisa x

Mary J said...

Gorgeous Laurie! That is one of my all time LCI faves (me being a big dog lover!). gorgeous colour combo and embellishing!

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous Laurie, love the image and perfect for the girl by the sounds of things. Thanks so much for the ladybug watermark, when my daughter gets out of bed she will show me how to put it on lol. You are so sweet:0

Lisa said...

Hi Laurie, Gorgeous card! Love the image and pink & brown is such a lovely colour combo.

Wishing you a Happy New Year! It's blowing a gale here ... bet it's windy up in Sunny Hunny!!

Lisa x

Jill said...

Fantastic card Laurie. the pink and brown combination you make does look fantastic! brown Copics are my favorite to colour in, and the warm grey on a second place :)
Beautiful papers as usual and I LOVE your flowers!
Don't work to hard my friend :)
hugs, jill

Crafty Loops said...

Laurie this card is beautiful, I love the colours. Lee x

Claire said...

This is fab Laurie. love the image and fab colours and papers too. The recipient of this card will love it. Hugs, Claire x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Laurie. I love the image and your colouring is awesome. I have got some new Copics for Xmas too - and I get really excited about the new shades LOL!!
I love the papers - they are scrummy and very to my taste! Beautiful flowers and pearls. It's all perfect!!
I can't believe Christmas is over!!!! all that preparation and then whoosh it's gone!!!
Hope your week goes ok!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

Caz said...

Oh what a lovely creation, Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs. And good luck.

Caz Incy Wincy DT

Sally said...

Love this card Laurie....I have just ordered this image.
Can see why she would have loved the card. Hope you had a good day.
Hugs Sally xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, have also just ordered this stamp, fab brown tones. I also got some more copics for Christmas and was so excited....

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Laurie...the image is fab hun..!

have a lovely evening sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

Berry said...

Fab work Laurie I love your colour combo! Seems like you have been about for more than a year! Hugs Rebekah xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Laurie - love the colours and fab LO.
Hope you are not over-doing it!
Take vg care :o)
Debs xx

Pami said...

ooh, can't wait to see your new craft units!! Especially the copic storage! Your card is so gorgeous, I love your layout, the colours are fab together and I always love your flower arrangements! I haven't got this stamp either so may have to add it to my basket as well! Hope you are well rested! Pami x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card I really like your paisley papers, great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year!!

Christine L said...

Oooh fabbie card Laurie... love that image and just perfect for a doggie person!

And working at this time of year? Brrrrr... thought you retired for the winter!
Christine x
PS can't wait to see your BIL's copic storage make.... I'm currently working on my bro to see if I can persuade him to have a go!

Jenny said...

Love this card! The colours and the flowers and the design - love it! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab card, I love those papers and the flowers look gorgeous. I hope you feel a bit better soon and I wish you a very happy new year.
Lindsay xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image and colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Happy New Year to you. luv gina xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

OMG, this is georgeus. I love it. The image, papers, colors and layot... totally love it.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card, love the colours!

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card. Love the image.
Sarah-Jane xx

Anonymous said...

It look really funny picture.One lady stand with many peppy.All are best and good.

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Kerry said...

Yaaayyyy...I can comment!!!! I LOVE brown and pink together...think I may have these papers hoarded away somewhere ;-) It's great to see Dogwalker Nikki all coloured up...haven't seen her out in a while...poor pups lol.Gorgeous card Laurie xx

Unknown said...

Oh I love this card - the image is just too cute. I think I need this image too - looks like a must for a dog lover like me :) You coloured it beautifully and I love how all the colours work together on the card. Lovely :)
Celestial Things

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card love the image & the colour combo is one of my faves.

Thank you for joining us girlz over at Crafts & Me for our special bumper Challenge, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx