Wednesday 11 April 2012

It's All Charming @ Diva's

Hello again, I'm keeping up with my posts by the skin of my teeth at the minute! Only a couple of weeks ago I was well ahead of myself then Easter happened (or didn't if you go by the weather!) and now I'm so far behind! I'm hoping to catch up and even get ahead again as I'm off on my hols for a few days at the end of the month. I'll tell you more closer to the time.

Today is a brand new challenge over at


and my oh my how fabulous was that blog hop last week! I'm sorry if I didn't get around to visiting you, things should settle back down the holiday is over and hopefully I'll have more time.
Don't forget to check out the main challenge blog page to see if you won one of the many A-M-A-Z-I-N-G prizes that were up for grabs.

This week Rebekah has given us a CHARMING theme (get it?)

And I'm sooooo excited as I got to play with this......
I'm in love with Saturated Canary images and this week the fabulous
Krista Smith aka Mrs Saturated Canary is sponsoring us!

I've used the image California Girl and Fancy Pants Beach Babe papers, coloured with my Copics and Prisma pencils. The ribbon was a gift from Kerry at LCI  and assorted die cuts
 were involved with the making of this lol! My charm is a little flip flop from my stash
. I'm actually getting better at using things now, not so long ago I couldn't bring myself to part with anything!

I hope you'll have time to join us this week and I hope to get to visit a lot more of you.
Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with my MAWTT card (if I get it made!)

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes (2nd)
CES - Swirls & Pearls
Allsorts - Colour Bingo (Green, Ribbon, Pink)
Pile It On - All About S... (Summer, Sunshine, Stripes)
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar (Die Cuts & Charms)
Stampin' Scrappin' Central - Mom or Girly
Bunny Zoe's - Ribbon or Twine
Deep Ocean - Inspired by a Song (California Girls by the Beach Boys)


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. How beautiful and such a lovely design too. I love the colour combination and the combination of your papers too. Beautifully embellished, love the scroll and the sweet charm. Gorgeous as always my friend.
Will speak soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Loopylou. said...

Morning Laurie!!
omgosh this is gorgeous!! I love the green and the juicy flowers and the cute little charm!!
Calie girl looks awesome!!
hugs Lou xxx

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image and the die cuts are fab.
Sarah-Jane xx

Berry said...

Love this Laurie you have done an amazing job of colouring her and I love those papers with her I have them too! I was ahead of myself too and then the kids were off school and up to my eyes in it all again lol! Hugs Rebekah xx

Claire said...

I know that feeling hun - I was so organised up to my wedding, then it all went pear shaped LOL. You will catch up soon! Love your card - great image, beautifully coloured and I love the colours and elements too. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with brilliant colouring Laurie!
xxx Margreet

brenda said...

Gorgeous card Laurie and pink and green are a perfect colour combo.

Thanks so much for joining in my bingo theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

Not of us got to hunny in the end, tad too cold all weekend.

B x

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Laurie, I love the choice of colours and yes I love SC too. I really have to buy some more ...3 is not
I love the beautiful green detail on this xx
Hugs Mau xx

Janice said...

This is fabulous - really love the Saturated Canary images & you've coloured this one beautifully. Great card & a very fitting charm. Should we be expecting a similar pose in a photo of you when you go on holiday at the end of the month? Jx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Laurie. I love the summer theme and the papers.


Lisa said...

Hi Laurie, Stunning card! Such a gorgeous colour combo.

Lisa x

Judith said...

Love this card Laurie, the image is fab like all the SC digis - love your colours that green is just gorgeous. I vote that we put an extra day in the week - maybe Craftnesday - then we might have half a chance at doing all the crafting we NEED to do! hugs Judith x

Lisa Jane said...

Hey there -well i havent been working as many hours as you and i am behind! So i know how you feel! Hope things slow down a bit for you soon and i bet you cant wait for your little holiday.
I love the card ( yes .. that's right lol) those green swirls and flowers are a gorgeous shade ..
Lisa x

Pami said...

oooh, gorgeous card, love the papers and the swirls and of course love the image! Hope things calm down a bit soon. P x

Catherine said...

Stunning card, love your shading on the image and the flourish....

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, love the mage and the cute little charm and everything about it. Hazel x

Kathleen said...

Oh, I just love this card, not a big fan of SC but this is one of the better images and looks a bit like me in the next couple of weeks
Your colouring is fabulous, love the papers.
One more glass of wine and I'm off to bed, early start, thanks for your comments and wished.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie, fab image and colouring, love the colours.
Wendy xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Laurie!! what a fab SC image and your colouring is perfection!! The green embellies are so beautiful with those delish papers!! Love the little flip flop charm! and the ribbon is very scrummy!! :-))
The weather at the moment is no joke! We had flakes of snow yesterday! torrential downpours today! Arctic weather coming for the weekend!!! :-((
I won't put away my thermals just yet then!! ;-))
Love Sue xxx

Debs said...

Stunning card Laurie - love the swirl and die cut flowers and the ribbon is lush :o)
But the star of the show has to be the gorgeous image - so beautifully coloured.
We have just booked our summer holiday 18 weeks and counting lol!!!
Hope you had a lovely Easter.
Debs xx

Debs said...

Ooops me again - forgot to say
Thanks for playing BINGO at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Laurie, love the beautiful image and details.

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, yes it's me again! Am doing blog catch up while Em is watching TV, not got long tho she's already restless!

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and the little charm is just so cute!


sara said...

so sweet laurie love that fab image thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x x

Nicola said...

Beautiful creation Laurie, I adore Sat. Canary images too but haven't tried one yet, love your design and fab details too!
Thanks for playing bingo with us this week at Allsorts and good luck!
I have candy if you are interested -
Hugs Nicola xxx

Christine L said...

Hi hon....

oh WOW what a fabbie SC image... think I may just have to treat myself (again!)... But Krista's images are all sooooo gorgeous aren't they? You've done such a fabbie job with her colouring too...... and those DP's - well, they're just GORGEOUS!!!

Hope you got all that ironing done on Monday..
Christine x

Tracy said...

Hi Laurie
I love your gorgeous creation, pretty colours and a fab image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Another stunner hun, you seem to be on a roll, I love the papers, the image is fab and those green die cuts and ribbon are just so beautiful (I love that shade, one of my favorite colours)
Lindsay xx

Helen said...

Fab card - love the combination of colours!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Mina said...

fantastic colouring Laurie, I love how you used the green...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

BethieJ said...

Your card is FABULOUS!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Cinzia C. said...

Such a beautiful card Laurie!! Love the colors and the papers.
Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight