Thursday 12 April 2012

Shabby/Vintage @ MAWTT

Hello again bloggers, you must be getting fed up with me this week! 
Another 3 in a row week for me but I love it even if I'm struggling to keep up!
Today is new challenge day at


and this week my lovely teammie SUE is hosting
and she would like to see a 
theme to your projects please

Now vintage I can't really do at all (yes I've tried - and failed!) and Shabby Chic, well I'm not too sure lol this is definitely shabby but not sure that it reaches the chic! All this ripping, tearing, scratching and such like offends my OCD! but this is the best I could do this week folks
My cards are like buses lately! You wait for one and two come along at once! Last week I gave you Kenny K's on consecutive days and this week its Saturated Canary! This image is called Wedding Day from the very talented Krista Smith. Not sure if you can see from this pic but a serious amount of glamour dust was used in the making of this card lol! Doo Hickey dies, WOC flowers, doves, ribbon, twine and cheesecloth all from my stash and Magnolia paper. Don't look too close, you'll see where I ripped her hair off and had to stick it back on again!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some (better) inspiration from my super teammies, you'll also find all the details about the fabulous prize from this weeks sponsor

That's about it from me this week, I'm going to quietly try and get ahead of myself again, I don't like rushing and deadlines - I always end up unhappy with my work in those conditions!

I just need to quickly tell you this, I won at Kenny K last week (which really pleased me)  and last night my 5 digi's were emailed to me by the man himself. Now I know this is probably normal procedure but when I read what he'd wrote
 " Elena and I are digging your totally rockin' Tommy Leen card"
I was grinning from ear to ear like an idiot! You would have laughed so much at the stupid expression on my face!

Have a great weekend
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Creations - Flower Power
Crafts & Me - 3D Embellishments
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - It's A Celebration
Sweet Stamps - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Dream Valley - Wedding/Love
 One Stop Crafting - Pastel & Die Cut


Lisa Jane said...

looks shabby to me Laurie !!... well you know i mean this in a good way lol.
Its fabulous ... and i love everything ( yes everything lol) the die cuts are gorgeous .. as are all those pretty flowers.
And well done you winning Kenny K - and a well deserved comment from Keny!
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Ooooh Laurie, gorgeous just gorgeous! Love the image and your colours are wonderful.

The little doves are a perfect touch and your flower arranging wonderful.

I know just how you feel about being given a personal message from a stamp designer - I got a hello on my blog from Krista at SC once, didn't delete the message from my inbox for weeks!!!


Claire said...

LOL Laurie - this is just gorgeous and what a fabulous image too! I don't think I do shabby chic or vintage any good and you have way surpassed me hun - I love it. Hugs, Claire xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. Oh my goodness, you have certainly pulled this one out of the bag. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. Gorgeous design and colours, lovely image and full of fabulous crafty detail.
With love, Sandra xxx

cheryl said...

oh my gosh Hun you sure have,done this to perfection Hun,your detail always blows me away,but the colours image and amazing detail is just outstanding Hun,fantastic card HUN No wonder you got that message from K K,as you are so so talented,bless you too Hun for the lovely kind comments you left on my blog really appreciated so much hugs Cheryl xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous shabby card Laurie and in the very best sense of the word. So many lovely layers and embellishments. A fabulous job.
hugs {brenda} xox

Mandy said...

Ooh Laurie your card is beautiful hun, so pretty and girlie.
Congrats on your win :)
hugs Mandy xx

Jill said...

I can totally understand the comment from Kenny K, as you are super talented and your cards really rocks!
This one hun is lovely and compleatly perfect! I wasn't that big fan of this image the first time I saw it, but you have really changed my mind
Amazing shabby details, love it
Enjoy the rest of your week sweetie
Big hugs

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW its amazing Missus, what a stunning card, Well Done on the win over at Kenny K too. Love Hxx

Unknown said...

Wow your card is amazing I have never tried shabby chic so I may play along , that is if Im a bit better tomorrow, not been feeling too good this week.
I realy want to start joining in with challenges now, I find that more fun than just crafting on my own ideas, see you soon Hugs Elaine

Sue B said...

Wow! this is So beautiful Laurie!! I think it's perfect for Shabby Chic!!! (you will notice that my Shabby Chic is not very shabby!!! my first 2 attempts went in the bin as they looked too rough!!!)
What a gorgeous image and you've coloured her beautifully - and her sparkly dress looks Amazing! I love the papers and the delish heart border - all the embellishments are Stunning!!! it's a corker of a card - I love it!!!
Big Congratulations on your Kenny K win - it was well deserved - ooh and praise from K himself!! Way to go! I would have a big grin on my face too!!!
Take care my friend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Catherine said...

lol, that made me laugh... Well done.
This card is gorgeous, just loving all the hearts....

Laura Bradley said...

Ooooh I love this! It's gorgeous Laurie! Laura x

Margreet said...

Awwww, Laurie, what a gorgeous card with so many them all!
Would have loved seeing your grinning face....congrats, you deserved it!
xxx Margreet

mags said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the colours, image and all your fab embellishments.

Berry said...

This is totally stunning Laurie it def ticks the shabby chic box for me! I can see all that glitter too, bet your nails looked fab after lol!
I know what you mean about Kenny K, I norm get e mails from Elena but when I got a comment from Rick st Dennis on my blog calling me an artist with one of his images I used I just about retold his comment word for word to everyone I knew!!!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Wendy said...

WOW! Laurie, love this so much, it's absolutely stunning.
Wendy xx

Pami said...

Simply stunning card Laurie!! Love everything about it.

Congratulations on your Kenny K win, was this with your MAWTT card last week? It was amazing!

Pami x

Mau xx said...

Laurie this is gorgeous, I can't believe you think you don't do Shabby chic. You seem to be able to do every style. This is stunning I love the image too your detail you manage to get just right.
hugs Mau xx

pinky said...

Bowing here Laurie, head getting sore going up and down!! What praise is that to receive, well done girl!! I love KennyK images but you do make them totally rockin'. Love this gorgeous creation, its so so pretty, it would be gorgeous in a frame or on a cover of the wedding album, totally stunning!

Jayne A said...

Wow Laurie you card is absolutely stunning. Your win ant Kenny K was well deserved your card was fab.


Anonymous said...

I'd have to say this is a winning combination of shabby and chic; it's gorgeous! So glad you joined in the Crafty Creations challenge with us!

Marjorie said...

Wow!!! This is just stunning, your cards always inspire me:) This is sooooo beautiful and defiantly shabby chic lol!! know where you are coming from with ripping and scratching though lol!! Beautiful embellishments hun, I'm not surprised you won at Kenny K..Stunning card and it's lovely when you get such a lovely comment from the man himself..I bet your still smiling now lol!!
Have a lovely week-end hun..

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie.

Christine L said...

Hi Laurie

This card is an OH WOW WOW WOW card! I LOVE IT! Everything about it is just gorgeous... and certainly tres tres chic!!!! Can I have details on how you made the heart? or is it a pre-done one?

Your colouring of that gorgeous SC image is just perfect... as is your layout and design...... and I smiled about the hair ripped bit (which I can't see btw).... that's the kind of thing I do and hope no one spots it!!

And well done on the Kenny K prize... and the very well deserved comment! I can imagine the grin... but isn't it great that we can still get that total excitement when someone says something like that.... (I've been known to dance around the room on my own!!)

Now, go get your OCD back in order and have a fab weekend!

Christine x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Yay you, with ya Kenny K email xx

Fab card hun, its stunning! Love all the embellishments you have used & those doves are perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow this is fabulous Laurie, definitely shabby chic! Love your beautiful embellishments and i got the same doves :)
Congratulations on your win with Kenny K!
Have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Mary J said...

WOW!!! Such a beautiful card, Laurie! Totally love the detail!

Have a lovely weekend honey!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Wow! This is super gorgeous! I visited the challengeblog and saw your gorgeous creation so i just had to come visit you to take a closer look, lol. Her dress is just divine. Also loooove how you embellished the card. Have a great weekend! Hugs...Mona

Kim. said...

This is absolutely fabulous, love the image and your interpretation of shabby chic is amazing.
Kim xXx

Leanne said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous. Love the colors & image.

Amanda said...

Laurie this card is to die for! It is absolutely beautiful. I didn't notice her torn hair (cruel woman!) but it wouldn't matter even if I had noticed because it is devine! x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow wow wow...your card is truly stunning & such beautiful detail too!

hugs and xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,Thank you for your sweet comment, I am feeling a little better today, sat at my computer in my dressing gown., having spent four days in bed, coughing like an old man.
I have missed seeing everyone’s creations and am now up to a bit of commenting……
How fab that you had a lion tamer in your family, your great great grandad must have been such a strong and powerful soul, do you have photo's etc ?. WOW.
Hugs Elaine

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! Hun this is stunningly beautiful, I love the soft pinks and the image, flowers, die cuts and fabric are all just so gorgeous, love everything about it. Hope you have a great weekend
Lindsay xx

Sally said...

Love your card Laurie. I don't get on with Shabby Chic either but I think you did a fab job. Gorgeous embellies.......just love it.
hugs Sally xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Congrats on your win last week hun! would have loved to be there when you read the email to see your face lol It was a rocking card you made and again this one is WOWZERS! I am sure you will be seeing your name in lights over at Feline Playful again for this tooo gorgeous creation!

Stacey Adams, said...

Gorgeous wedding card! I love the doves, ribbon, flowers, border...all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at this week and good luck in the challenge!

gina g said...

Wow gorgeous card i love the image, beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

PMSL called past My Mums Craft Shop lately hun ??? You are on a winning roll, Congrats! Well deserved as I love this card :))

Janice said...

Hey Laurie, you made top 3 with this one - can't think how I didn't notice it earlier - must have been the sun getting in my eyes! Lovely card Mrs, Jx