Tuesday 14 February 2012

Spring Into A Blog Hop With The Ladybugs

A very good morning to everyone, it's certainly warmed up a bit here - I hope it has in your corner of the world, though I had to go to work yesterday and it took me about 4 hours to warm up when I got home!
While I was away in Yorkshire the temperature at home apparently hit -15 degrees in Sunny Hunny!

It's time for a fabulous new challenge today at
and before I go into details I'd like to thank everyone who joined us for the last challenge, we had some gorgeous work and I'm glad I didn't have to pick the winners from them!

This week is a wee bit special as most of you already know, we have a brand new release and so secret have these images been, no one on the DT has seen each others cards!
And normal for a new release we are celebrating with a BLOG HOP and some fabulous prizes are up for grabs! First lets get the details of this weeks challenge and the lovely Lisa has set this theme of


and the new release images are just gorgeous! Well mine is ( I have to go and look at all the others yet!) They are called Floral Delights and are the sort of images you can use and use and use!
It doesn't show in this photo but I have gone over all the stems in green and the fabby glass bowl has been glossy accented! I've been itching to use some Kraft card for ages and I punched my tiny tag out of that too. My gorgeous little ladybug is from Sir Stampalot and they will be appearing on plenty of my cards from now on! 
And a little peek inside..
Remember you don't have to use an LCI image to join in with the challenge but we sure love it when you do!

So onto the rules of the Hop - which are...
You should have arrived here from PINKY'S blog 
  1.  Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.
  2. There will be a LETTER on the challenge blog and on each of the DT's blogs - note these down! At the end of the hop the letters you have collected will spell a word. Email us at with the word you have spelt .
  3. Display the blog hop banner on your blog, either in a post or on your side bar.
 The letter you need from me is A and the next link on the hop is SUE, don't worry if you get lost, just head back to the challenge blog and start again.

The First Prize is The whole shebang ....
all 9 images in the new release

and we have 5 Runner up prizes of two images each. 
Winners will be chosen at random!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details.
Enjoy hoppin!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Heartfelt Thanks
Phindy's Place - Round & Round
Charisma Cards - Things With Wings
Scrappy Frogs - Die Cuts
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Crafts & Me - Use A New Image


pinky said...

Wow stunning or what Laurie!!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Lovely Laurie. This is so pretty, gorgeous colours, one of my favourites. Lovely image and I adore the detail and textures. Pretty shaped card too, perfect. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Janice said...

What a lovely card Laurie. I love the new image & it suits the Kraft really well, Jx

Kerry said...

Please remind me why you were stressing Laurie??? It is gorgeous...I knew you would do this image justice. I love the colours and the scalloped card. It's perfect xx

Julie said...

Ohhhhh Laurie! absolutely stunning,I am in awe of you with this gorgeous creation! fabulous darling;~D xxx

Mary J said...

Wow, really gorgeous contemporary card - love it Laurie honey!

Claire said...

Beautiful card Laurie - I love the image, gorgeous colour and the inside is fab too. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

Wowed its gorgeous. I love how u did the vase. And the shades of blue are soon pretty. All that worry for a beautiful card. I love it. We had non burnt custard last night lol. Just getting ready for the interview. Beth has her bracelet on for good luck. Happy valentines. There is a little gift on its way to xxx

МамаФиалка said...

как красиво!

Whimsey said...

Oh my word - absolutely stunning; that purple just POPS of the floral card. Love the ribbon and little tag - beautiful!!!

PS - my birfday is July 12; I know you were worried about not KNOWING it was coming.


Sue U said...

Wow Laurie your card is stunning, I love the lilac shades on it mixed with the kraft and the image, perfect!! Xx

Sally said...

Stunning Laurie. Great colouring and love the vase. Another one I love.
Hope you are ok hun.
Hugs Sally xxx

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW Laurie this is awesome :o)
Love the colours and the image is lush!
Debs xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is Stunning Laurie!! what a beautiful image and your colouring is awesome! I love how you've glossy accented the vase - it looks So real !! and Love the purple with the Kraft - it's a really sweet card!!
Hope you have a good day!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Jill said...

Just had to crash in in the middle of the vacation to check out you work sweetie :)
Love it, so perfect and the colours are wonderful, I love the craft and the glossy (my favorite!)
Gorgeous work from a gorgeous lady. hope you are having a fantastic Valentines day :)
Big hugs from a pink, but happy girl in

Diane's Card Designs said...

Stunning card LAURIE! Such a gorgeous image and love the colour and gems in the centre of the flowers. The shape of the card is lovely and beautifully decorated on the back.
Diane xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful, just my sort of card. I love it. You look much younger in the photo than in your blog photo - change it! lol Hazel x

Heather May Holbrook said...

Wow, your image IS beautiful, as is your card!! I LOVE how you did the glass bowl. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with Pile it On!
Heather P

Pami said...

Gorgeous Laurie, I love the purples with the kraft, it goes so well and love the GA on the vase! We both had the same idea about putting a little ladybug on the card!! Pami x

Jane said...

Hi Laurie, a beautiful card, love the colours and the gems in the centres of the flowers. It has warmed up a bit now thank goodness ;0)
Jane x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW and more WOW, beautiful colour and card, love that image too

Catherine said...

I love this image and I love the monotone feel of the card!!!

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card and image Laurie.
Glad you had a fabulous weekend with Laurie.
There's a great Papercraft show in Harrogate in March, I think Lisa will be going, if you need another crafty wekend!!
Avril xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

I just love, love, love you card hun..its stunning & you have used my fav colours too & that image is to die for....
hugs and xxx

Kathleen said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the choice of colour and the image is lush. I am more into flowers than people so this is just up my street.

Kath x

Anne said...

A is for awesome... love your card..shaped cards are always fun.. love the littel ladybug and butterfly you have added and your coloring is spot on.. love it.. thanks for sharing..

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fabulous card, love the gorgeous image and beautiful colouring. Fabby shaped creation too.
Lyndsey xx


Fab card Laurier love the image and your colours

X x

Anonymous said...

Aww I love these circle cards and the spring themes! So beautiful and refreshing after all the snow!! The detail inside the card is brilliant! What a great idea. This blog hop is so interesting - so much inspiration from you guys! x

Ger said...

Love the lilacs, beautiful card! Ger x.

craftinka said...

WOW the colour scheme is great, I really like your scalloped cards. Hugs, tinka :)

Karen said...

I agree with Anne totally - A is indeed for Awesome!! hehehe... I love this card so completely!
The shape, the colouring, the inside, the flower embellishments, just everything about it really! Smiles.
Hugs & Happy Crafting!

Christine L said...

Oooh love this beautiful creation Laurie.... of course, a mini card which is my current addiction would really make me look! You've coloured it perfectly, and those glossy accents on the vase make it perfect!
Oh, and it's warming up a bit now in Yorkshire!
Christine x

Unknown said...

Oooh such a pretty card Laurie. Love the kraft and the image is so sweet. Great detail with the 3d glossing.


Gem said...

a really pretty creation! Thanks for joining in our Things with wings challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Valchen said...

I love your craft circle shaped card and love how you coloured the sweet image!

Anonymous said...

Oh i love this card Laurie, so beautiful! Love the shape and the colours.
Hugs xx

Janie Printz said...

Laurie, this is wonderful & so beautifully colored ... What an amazing image that could be used for many different occasions. Love the colors you've used on it.
Hugs, Janie

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun how stunning is this gosh those colours are just perfect,and your detail well Hun its fantastic hugs Cherylxxxx

Lisa said...

Wow this is stunning Laurie! Love the kraft and lilac and the little ladybug is so cute :-)

Lisa x

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I love the colours you've used. I love using glossy accents too.
Jo x

S.C.Gardner said...

This card is sooo the shape and the purple ribbon and the flowers....I can see the green on the stems and the bowl looks like glass....great job...I don't know how long it took you...but I can tell by the detail it took awhile....:)

mags said...

Beautiful card and image. This is so versatile and could be done is so many different colour ways.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the little ladybird!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x said...

This reminds me of the Deft china plates--great contrast with the craft paper!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Love how the water looks like real water! Love the gems in the center of the flowers. So glad I've hopped by for some inspiration!
Karen C

Sewe said...

this is such an pretty card, love the shape, colors and the image

Sunshine said...

Gorgeus card!! Love the shape of your card, the image and colouring and the ladybug:)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card and such great colours! The 'water' made me giggle!

jojoscraps said...

So pretty! I love the color and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us.
Jo xx

Marianne said...

WOW! Simply stunning!