Tuesday 24 April 2012

TLT's Happy Birthday

Good Morning blogland, I'm wondering as I type this if it's actually going to have stopped raining yet!
This year so far has certainly lived up to its April showers!

On a much brighter note it's time for a fabulous new challenge at


and this week the lovely Michele is fighting fit after a long illness and has given us a nice and easy challenge of

Happy Birthday

so lots of scope for you to join in this time
I've used one of my favourite LCI characters Nikki
and this is Posh Shopper Nikki available HERE
I've done a spot of paper piecing for her chic suit and I made my card out of patterned card for a change. Just a simple little bow and single punched flower and as I thought she looked quite chic I decided to make her French and added a charm (it's actually a charm of Blackpool Tower but that didn't have the same appeal so I'm pretending its the Eiffel Tower lol)
I love black and white and as those of you who visit regularly know, I love mini cards!

I hope you will get time to play along with our fabulous challenge, all the details and some fabulicious inspiration from the Ladybugs can be found on the main challenge blog page.
Remember you don't have to use an LCI image to join in, but we live it when you do!

Thanks for stopping by today
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Metal
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Metallica
Cutie Pie Challenge - Circles
Scrappy Frogs - Shaped Cards (2nd)


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh La La! Loving your card hun and your charm looks like the Eiffel Tower to me. Very classy and the change with patterned cardstock base is really striking. Big LIKE :))

pinky said...

I can always pick your card out from the rest without checking your name Laurie. Absolutely stunning as always.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Oh wow Laurie. What a stunning creation. Very classy and so striking. I just love it.
Hope you are keeping well, take care.
Love Sandra xxx

Judith said...

lovely classy lady Laurie - love this card - Blackpool - Paris what's the difference! hugs Judith xx

Kerry said...

Tres magnifique Laurie!!! I would never have known that was Blackpool Tower lol. Love her paper pieced suite and it's a nice change to see the pattered cs as your base card. Yup...very chic indeed xx

Mrs.B said...

Love this Laurie, you make the most amazing 'mini' cards. Great image, love her suit. Very chic!
Avril xx

brenda said...

Love it Laurie, b/w always looks so crisp and paper piecing as well. She looks like a gird after my own heart, shopping and flowers in Paris, I can but dream.

B x

Mary J said...

It's gorgeous Laurie!! I lvoe your mono chic card!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a fab and stylish card, love the black and white colour combo, very striking. Hope you are well
Lindsay xx

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is so striking what an amazing image,and your detail is always just so crisp just perfection,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Whimsey said...

BEAUTIFUL - love the stunning black and white and the circle card is delightful!!

Hazel said...

Another great card - love the black and white base card. It's beautiful. Hazel x

Sue B said...

Wow! This is SO gorgeous Laurie - I love the way you've made it out of patterned card!! - you have really started something here!! it looks stunning! The image is fab and the paper piecing looks really good! I love the little Eiffel Tower (is it really Blackpool? it looks the same LOL) and flower - they are just perfect. It's a really classy card! I love it!!
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully elegant and chic Laurie and designed and made perfectly. Love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Debs said...

So chic and elegant Laurie - love it!
Love the charm too - it's perfect.
Hope you are keeping well and having a great week.
Debs xx

Claire said...

I love this Laurie - very stunning in monochrome and is finished off perfectly with the black ribbon and chic charm. I have made one of these round cards recently and can now see why you love them so much, great fun to make. Hugs, Claire x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the black and white and the great paper piecing......

Lisa Jane said...

Ooh la la - c'est magnifique et tres jolie!
I just love that you used Blackpool Tower lol
Hope you are ok my friend
Lisa x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous the gorgeous image and fabulous layout too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Pami said...

I loved this when I first saw it on the challenge blog Laurie! Love the patterned paper as the base and love the paper piecing. Just perfection! P x

Jayne A said...

Wow fabulous card Laurie,


Julie said...

C'est tres chic mon amiee!(CSE french,might have got the spelling wrong lol!) Love it Laurie,the gorgeous patterned cardstock looks so classy! Hope the rain has not totally washed out your sales! Julie.x

Anonymous said...

Oh la la! love this card, i feel like i am in Paris! Tres elegant et chic.
Beau travail Laurie!
Hugs xx

Marjorie said...

Wow!! I love the black and white, and you have made her look so the paper piecing..
very elegant card hun:)

Anita said...

This is gorgeous Laurie. The little charm is such a great embellishment too.

Highland Handmade said...

This is beautiul, love your paper piecing and mounted on that patterned card just finishes it perfectly!

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thanx for joining us at Craft your days away. and good luck.


Laura Bradley said...

This is a gorgeous card! And thank you so much for my birthday card and the little extras you put in! Made my day .. so thoughtful of you! Laura x

Lisa xx said...

viva la belle blackpool (or something like that!) gorgeous card, thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Sally said...

tout simplement magnifique........just simply stunning.....or something like that.
Love it Laurie, great monochrome style too,
Hugs Sally xxx

Becky said...

Fabulous card, Thanks for joining in at the cuties pies this time.
Becky (DT) xx

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We hope you come back and play with us again Really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Marianne said...

I really love this card. The black and white looks so crisp and I really thought it was the Eiffel tower up there. Great paper-piecing, too. Très chique!