Tuesday 27 March 2012

Spots & Stripes & the Ladybugs

Good morning all you lovely people I have to start by saying I'm so sorry I've not been around - it's the time of year when work takes over my life again and even more so with the lovely weather. It should all settle down again after Easter though I do hope I can get around to visiting you all before then!

 It's not just any Tuesday today its TLT and that means time for a new challenge at
and this week the very lovely Diane is hosting her first challenge since joining the team and she would like to see


one of my favourite challenges!
as you can see this was made for a special person! As time is very short for a while I've had to combine a few events and this was made for my lovely blogging buddy Sue who has just turned 50!
I love this image from the recently released Floral Delights and the lush ribbon is also from LCI. My paper is Echo Park and the watering can is wooden and I painted it white.
Please head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and don't forget to check out if you are amongst the many winners of the last challenge new release event!
While you're there have a peek at the fabulous inspiration from the Ladybugs.

Remember you don't have to use an LCI image to enter - but we love it when you do!

I'm off to the dentist today, thank you for visiting me I will find some time this week to visit you all
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Monochromatic
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Spots & Stripes
Scrappy Frogs - Seeing Spots
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes


Unknown said...

Such a perfect match of spots and stripes, lovely card! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a nice day, Ira x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. What a beautiful card. Lovely colours and design, great image and I love that big bow. So much wonderful detail. Hope that you are keeping well my friend.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

cheryl said...

hi Hun,hope you are okay this is simply stunning Hun,the colours design are just amazing,and just love love that gorgeous ribbon,hugs Cherylxxx

Pami said...

Super card Laurie, love the gorgeous colours and the fabulous ribbon! The watering can is v cute! Hope all goes ok at the dentist! P x

brenda said...

Totally delightful Laurie and the bow is gorgeous.

B x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Laurie, beautiful image and the papers and ribbon go so well together,fab bow & watering can too.
Wendy xx

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and I'm sure "sue" will love it. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

Unknown said...

What a lovely card Laurie I love the colours and the spots and stripes Hugs Elaine

Mary J said...

That's so beautiful Laurie, gorgeous inside too!

Anita said...

Laurie, your card is gorgeous. Beautiful coloring and I love the ribbon and little watering can.

Jill said...

Love this Laurie :)
You always uses the most wonderful big bows and they are always perfect!
Love the dotty papers and the image has such wonderful colours
Great card sweetie
Don't work to hard :)
Hugs, lots of them!

Sue B said...

Ah Laurie, This is even more beautiful in real life!! The photo doesn't show up the wonderful colouring and the gorgeous ladybugs!! me and my daughter were stroking them as they are So cute!!
The papers and embellishments are all perfect - it's so beautiful inside too!! Thank you my friend!
I have the dentist tomorrow - only a check up but expect something will need filling!!! better start saving up LOL!!!
Have a great day!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Debs said...

What a stunner Laurie - scrummy image and that bow is totally lush! I bet Sue loved it :o)
Hope you get some 'me time' soon hun.
Take care
Debs xx

pinky said...

Wow its just stunning Laurie, the bow really sets it all off. The papers and image are just perfect together. Enjoy the buzz.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh Laurie this is gorgeous. The colours are so fresh and love this floral delights image. Beautiful papers and love the ribbon.
Diane xx

Catherine said...

This is fab, love the combination of paper and ribbon...

Michelle said...

How nice your card is. Love the bow you made on it.
Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
LG Michelle

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...such a pretty card and love the colours too....

big hugs Vicky xx

Kathleen said...

Hope your visit to the dentist went well.
I have this image and find it quite difficult but you have made a wonderful card with it. Love the green spot paper and the lush striped ribbon. Fabulous.

Kath x

Lisa Jane said...

mmmmm..... i just love that olive green .. its one of my fave colours and so pretty.
Fabuliscious bow and the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside
Lisa x

Berry said...

Wow The spotty paper and SU ribbon make a super combination Laurie fab work sweetie hugs Rebekah xx

Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful card Laurie! Love the combination of spots and stripes and your colours are great. Love the addition of the watering can.
I hope the dentist was gentle!
Have a lovely week
Hugs xxx

Unknown said...

This is a stunner Laurie, love the colour and the way you've embellished the inside. xx

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card as always hon (never expect any less from you.....) Just LOVE those matching spots and stripes!

Hugs (and don't work too hard...)
Christine x

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card!! My favorite colors all in one spot and love the stripes and dots theme!! Gorgeous coloring of the flowers. Nice job!
Thanks for joining us at LC this week!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, love the colours and beautiful image

Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous Card Laurie, I bet Sue was thrilled to bits with it. I love the image and that bow is nbeautiful.
Hugs mau xx

Cyndi said...

So beautiful and love the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Creation! GREAT JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony DT

Kerry said...

Ok so I'm 50 in like a year and 9 months and I'm sure I would just LOVE a card like this Laurie!!! favourite image from the FD release...the bow is love LOVE it! xx

Bettina L. said...

This is such a cute card. Love the green theme, those flowers are gorgeous and that bow is the perfect finish. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Sally said...

Sorry for the delay in visiting :(
Love this card Laurie, especially love the bow. Fab colouring too.
Hugs Sally xxx

scrap joanny said...

greet card - very nice - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna