Tuesday 10 April 2012

Throw Us Some Shapes @ LCI

A very good wet and soggy morning to you all! Well how was your bank holiday? Mine was a WASHOUT! I even got Monday off and stayed home to do some ironing, never been heard of before!

The weeks keep on flying by and today it's time for a new challenge at


and this week the very lovely, uber talented Sally is hosting her first challenge since gaining her Ladybug wings, and she would like to see some

Particularly, a square, a circle and a triangle!

With all this information in hand....this is what I made!
I have to confess this wasn't the first card I made - somehow all the information didn't stay in my brain and when I went to post the original card - it didn't fit the challenge! Hopefully this is just a passing phase and my brain will be back to full working order soon!
The image is, of course the lovely Birthday Nikki, back in stock and available HERE and the papers are First Edition which I think I got from The Range very cheap!
See Lisa I do love a bargain! lol

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the relevant information and some inspirational inspiration (see what I did there?) from the Ladybugs.
Don't forget to check out if you were amongst the lucky winners of Diane's Spots & Stripe challenge too.

Now one more bit of major news from the powers that be, none other than the Queen Ladybug herself.
It seems Kerry has gone mad - yet again I hear you shout!
Once more its a HALF PRICE sale on all cling stamps at LCI and that's not all, Kerry is throwing in a free gift with every order AND its free shipping world wide on all orders over £25!
I've already placed my order - what are you waiting for!!!

Thanks for visiting me today and a huge 'Hello' to my new followers.
I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge at Diva's
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Love To Create - Birthday (It's A Party)
Pink Elephant - Flowers
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Say It With Flowers


Sally said...

I think the weekend was pretty much RUBBISH!! Oh well I got some time to play!
Hope you had chance to be creative too. Love your card. Great colours and love the layout.
Hugs Sally xxx

Lisa Jane said...

LOl... yes the papers are gorgeous and i dare say they were a bargain... but what about all the other papers in your craft room !!
will let you off as they are soo pretty and you probably did NEED them!
Lisa x
ps the rest of the card is beautiful as always lol

Brenda Brown said...

A really delightful card Laurie, such a great way to combine the shapes together.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello lovely Laurie. What a fabulous creation. Gorgeous image. Love your design and the colour combination. Your attention to detail is just perfect. Gorgeous florals in the corner, which highlights your pretty border too.
I hope that you are keeping well sweetie, will email soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Laurie, fab image and love the colours & pretty papers.
Wendy xx

Janice said...

I'm glad it's not just me then that does a card for a challenge only to realise you don't fit said challenge as you've gone off on a tangent!

Beautiful card as always & a lovely image - beautifully always! Jx

Judith said...

Love the colours Laurie and the cute image - your brain sounds a bit like mine - things sort of get a bit mixed up when they get in there !! hugs judith x

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card Laurie. I love the colours.
Sarah-Jane xx

Jackie Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Laurie, beautiful colors and design! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Whimsey said...

What a great card; LOVE the colors! That border and flowers are delightful!!


Sue U said...

Oooh, I love this card! Fabby colour scheme and I love that image (can you believe it's one of the few I've not got... might have to rectify that soon!!)

I really need to get myself one of the stands like you have, might be able to take a straight photo then!!

Sue xx

Catherine said...

This is stunning, I just love that colour combination"..

Crafty and Green said...

Super Cute!! Love the colors!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! Come Back and play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,

Tracy said...

Hi Laurie
A superb creation with such beautiful details. Love your colour combo.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mary J said...

That is so cool, Laurie! I love those colours and the detail!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, love the image and fabby colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Laurie! Love your yummy papers and the image is fab.
Hugs xx


Fabulous combination of colours Laurie - your layout is awesome and I love the lush flower spray.
Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xx

pinky said...

My day was a washout too Laurie, only to be expected but I couldn't get out of the house anyway lol. Taken on more than I can chew me thinks:( Love your gorgeous card, the colours are just beautiful!

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Laurie. I love first edition papers.


Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Laurie! what a wonderful image and your colouring is fab! Love the delish papers and embellies. The flowers and bow are beautiful !! it's another stunner!!
Sorry your Bank Holiday was a washout! It sounds blooming awful - a day off to do ironing!!! Yikes!! I feel compelled to draw a digi image of an Ironing Fairy - do you think it would go down well?
Take Care my friend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I really love those colours, I think I have this paper pack!! I hope you are ok hon. P x

mags said...

Gorgeous card Laurie. The image is super and I really love the colour combo.

Crafty Loops said...

Even if it wasnt your first card Laurie, this is certainly a beautiful one. Lee x

Julie said...

Your cards are always WOW!!!! Laurie! I loved your pink and brown the other day but now I've seen your blue and brown I can't decide which I prefer. Stunning!.x

Marjorie said...

Wow!! Stunning card hun, lovely colours, and I always love your flower arrangements, you do them so well!! Just been browsing your have made some awesome your 60th KK card..just stunning!!

Christine L said...

Hi Laurie

Gorgeous card as always.... i love the blues and browns together - not a combo I use, but think I will from now on!! LOL

And I think I spot a edge die there that I may not possess.... YET!! lol!!

Glad you got a day off on Monday, not good for the £££ but good for the soul!! hehe

Christine x

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, gorgeous card! Love the colour combo and your colouring is superb!

We've had a week of washout here! Still raining today, is beginning to tax my brain with what to do with Em when she can't play out!!


Suzi Mac said...

Oh my word!! this is gorgeous, I love the colour combo, papers and image. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Suzi x

Susan said...

Gorgeous card - love the use of all the different shapes.....and Nikki looking as stunning as ever.
Love S. xx
PS Thank you for the word verification tip - I wasn't even aware it was on ;-) xx

Ashley Nicole said...

I adore this card. Great image. Goes perfectly with our theme. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create.

Kerry said...

At least you realised you hadn't met the challenge BEFORE you posted your card Laurie...I just realised 10 minutes ago I didn't have ONE of the shapes on mine :-S I do feel slightly better we were on the same page originally lol. The colours are brown and turquoise together. Think I'm going to have to invest in the sentiments you use...I say that every time I see your cards hmph! xx