Tuesday 7 February 2012

Oldie But A Goodie and a Sneak Peek!!

Good Morning blogland hope all is well with those who had some snow and sad face for those that didn't as you didn't get to build snowmen! We had a good few inches here and as it was so windy too it drifted so it was pretty deep in places, not that I've been outside yet!
I hope it all melts soon though as I'm off up North to visit Lisa on Thursday with Pami, and I don't want to be driving in snow and ice! We are going to the show at Manchester on the Friday if anyone is going give us a nudge, it will be great to meet up.

Now to business! 
I have a little surprise at the bottom of my post so make sure you read to the end!

First things first and it time for a new challenge at
and this week SARA is hosting and would like to see
and inside
I've used flowers from WOC and Echo Park Country Drive 6x6 paper pad, my little nylon butterflies have been in my stash for years along with the lace. I'm not a lace person usually.
We were kindly given some fabulous images to play with by this weeks sponsor

and this is Flower Gals Violet available HERE
Coloured with Copics and I've used a Spellbinder nestie inside bot available from Stamping Scrapping Central.
I added the flowers over the flowers on the image and was quite pleased how it turned out!
Head over to the main OBAG challenge blog for all the details of this weeks fabulous prize and some great inspiration from my lovely team mates and while your there check out the winners from the last challenge - it might be you!
Remember to be in with a chance of winning you must use something on your card/project that is over 6 months old.

Now for a little sneak peek
You may remember me telling you that Ladybugs Craft Ink are having a new release with a blog hop next week
Well I'm allowed to show you just a teeny tiny snippet from my top secret image! Even the other ladybugs haven't seen each others images so we can hardly contain ourselves!
I know I know its a bit blurred! I hadn't coloured it until last night so I had to take a picture at night with the flash and its not the best picture but just you wait till you see the whole thing!!

I have to apologise if I didn't get around to visiting you much this week, I've been trying to get ahead with my DT cards for my little trip to Yorkshire!
Thanks for looking I'll be back tomorrow with my first 'official' post for the Diva's.
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Let's Get Girly
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust - Girly Girl
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Pink and White
Allsorts - Free and Easy


Unknown said...

Beautiful love the lace. Hope too see u at show I will be at stand f18 with crafty sentiments joxx

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card Laurie.... love that fab image and she's wearing her flowers sooooo well! And of course, all the pink! How could I not love it??? LOL!

Looking forward to saying hello this weekend if the snow and ice keep off.... safe journey up!

Christine x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Laurie - just love how you have done the flowers - awesome job :o)
Wish I could get up to Manchester - even had a look at trains but after my last train journey my head has to over-rule heart :o(
I WILL make it next time :o)
Have a wonderful day my friend.
Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this fab Laurie . i am loving the little flowers on her fact if i was slimmer would love a dress like that for the spring !!
The snow is all gone here ... so its looking Good lol.. i really cant concentrate at work i am sooo excited ... and Linda from Winter Wonderland will be at Manchester too - so we will have a fab time
Lisa xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Laurie. Gorgeous card. Love your pretty design and colours and that image is fabulous, especially with her gorgeous flowers. Love the lace border too.
Have a fab time.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Linda, what a fabby card! Love the flowers on her hair and dress. Those butterflies are so pretty as well.

Hope you have a good time at the show - am dead jealous!


Janice said...

This is my favourite this time - what a perfect card, love the design & the flower skirt - a real touch of genius here. Enjoy yourself at the show in Manchester - you lucky devil - & getting to meet up with everyone too, bet you all have a great day out - gutted I don't stay closer. Jx

pinky said...

This is so gorgeous Laurie, love the soft colours to the papers and her gorgeous flowery dress lol. perfect.

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice colors and what a nice flowery dress.

hugs Astrid.

cheryl said...

Oh Hunny you really make the most stunning cards,your attention to detail is just fantastic,hugs Cherylxxxx

cheryl said...

hi Hun just to let you know I have,altered your Name sorry Hun,good job you said as this daft old bird,had no idea,hugs Cherylxx

Tracy said...

Hi Laurie,
I love your lace creation, gorgeous image and colours too. The flowers nd butterflies look gorgeous too.

Take care travelling up here, and have a fabulous time.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jill said...

Fantastic card lovely Laurie!
The flowers on her dress looks fantastic, and I would love to have something like that to wear in Thailand next week ;) (or maybe not, may look like a giant cupcake! LOL)
I can't wait to see the card with the sneak peek!! Looks fantastic :)
Wishing you a fantastic time in manchester, enjoy it and I hope you don't get any snow!
Drive safely my friend :)
Lots and lots of hugs

Mary J said...

Just gorgeous Laurie - lvoe that layout and the sweet flowers!

Thx for linking up to Flutterby Wednesday and Pixie Dust Studios!!!

WencheP said...

I love your card! The image is fabulous and I love the colours. The lace is so pretty too. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kerry said...

No snow in Scotland boo! Makes a change as we're usually snowed in and you're not!

It's so girly Laurie...Love it!!! Love how you used the flowers..haven't seen those in a long time. The butterflies are perfect...everything is fabulicious! xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Laurie - love the image and the colours you have used, really pretty. Hope you have a fabulous time up North with Lisa and Pami. Hugs, Claire x

Brenda Brown said...

Love these colours together Laurie, and the lace and papers are gorgeous.
Have the most wonderful time with Lisa and Pami and lots of love to you all - have a great time.
hugs {brenda} xox

Ren-Yi said...

What a great fun card. I love the crochet trim too. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at poodles Parlour, good luck cheers sue n x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is So beautiful Laurie!! What a sweet image and the flowers look fab! Gorgeous papers and I love the lace and butterflies. It really reminds me of Summer….
Your sneak peak looks beautiful too…could there be a hint of Spring flowers there? maybe bluebells LOL
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

febe said...

Awesome image. Lovely color combo. This is one sweet card. :)

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lalkygirl said...

stunning card ,love the lace and how you used the flowers on her dress...the inside looks awesome too
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous card inside and out. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour,blessings Hilde

Jac’s Playground said...

Oooh wonderful card and I love how you have used the flowers on her outfit, stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Curly said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation , lovely design and great use of the challenge colours

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Pink and White 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

Lori said...

What a lovely card! I love how you placed the flowers on the image...that looks GREAT! Thanks for entering the Catch the Bug challenge this week!

Stephanie said...

This is stunning... Thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge this week at CTB. I hope you will join us again very soon!

Lori said...

CONGRATULATIONS! So happy you won! :)

Julia Ionov said...

I was stunned by this gorgeous lady. Very stunning card. Keep posting please. Thanks!
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