Thursday 10 May 2012

Ahoy There its all Things Nautical @ MAWTT

Hello again my lovely friends, I'm finally catching up with my DT commitments but still a little behind visiting you all! It's my Mum's birthday tomorrow so I'm off to Leicester later today for a couple of days, so I still won't get straight to you!

I'm here today as its a brand new challenge at


and this week our lovely new Leesa (The Navy Wife) 
has chosen a very topical theme for her challenge


I really enjoyed this one and got another chance to play with my favourite Magnolia's
Coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils for a bit of shading, the papers are from Maja Designs, Life By The Sea 6x6 pad which was a present from the very lovely Jill last year.
Are you impressed with my knot tying skills?......don't be.......I didn't do it, my husband did it for me, after a lot of moaning and grunting!! (Makes a change from all the helpful and supportive husbands you all have!)

All my gorgeous Magnolia's (and Copics) come from my favourite shop who just happen to be  this weeks sponsor

Janice and Andy provide the best service in blogland and now my car can find its way there I often find myself calling in! lol

This is the prize they are offering this weeks winner
All the details can be found on the main challenge blog along with some fabulous inspiration from the DT girls, they have really pushed the boat out this week lol (get it? boat- nautical)

If I manage to get my card done for my Mum, I will be back with another post this week - if not - I'm in trouble!

Have a fabulous weekend, I believe its not meant to rain!
Thanks for visiting and a big Hello to my new followers
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Frame It!
Crafts & Me - Punches & Die Cuys
Shopping Our Stash - 3 Different Papers
Great Impressions - Anything Goes 2nd Entry
Pan Pastels - Anything Goes


Fleur said...

Stunning card Laurie, the rope adds the perfect finishing touch
HUGZ Fleur xXx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Laurie this is STUNNING! Love the knot :))

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the rope its perfect!
Have fun this weekend
hugs shell xx

Jill said...

How great is that Laurie!!
Love the papers and that fab knot :)
Have a wonderful weekend at your mums and relax! I am working (again!!) this weekend so not much crafting to be done here either! :(
Take care sweets

Judith said...

Love this card Laurie - i love little girls in sailor dresses! you've got the knot and anchor I thought i should have on mine as i was looking for embellies - now I know where they went lol - have a great weekend hugs Judith x

Janice said...

Outstanding Laurie - really love this one & your hubby has done you proud. Personally I think any prizes you win with this beauty should be given over to him! Jx

cebelica said...

Great card! That knot is a fantastic finishing touch. I love it. Hugs! xx

sara said...

gorgeous card laurie loving that rope knot thanks so much for joining us at just magnolia this week
hugs sara x x x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Laurie - beautifully coloured Tilda but the star of the show has to go to the fabulous knot :o)
Hope you have a wonderful time in Leics. with your Mum.
Happy Birthday Laurie's Mum - have a good one (all the best peeps have birthday's in May lol!!!)
Take care hun
Speak soon.
Debs xx

Deloris said...

Fabulous card! Love the nautical look and that knot is super! Thanks for joining us again at Great Impressions Stamps!

Mary J said...

Just brilliant Laurie, love that rope, so clever!

Unknown said...

Laurie a fabulous design so wonderful , the little anchor charm is fab what a fantastic card I love this one
Hugs Elaine

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning Laurie, love it.
Wendy xx

brenda said...

A fabulous nautical creation Laurie, all so perfectly thought out.

B x

Margreet said...

Beautiful colouring and a great card, Laurie...that knot is marvellous and makes the card!
xxx Margreet

Hazel said...

A beautiful card with lots of lovely detail. Have a good weekend. Sorry, I'm not around much, my big sister is very ill in her Care Home - pretty miserable time. Hazel x

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol i did chuckle at you asking your darling hubbie to tie the knot!!
But i must admit he did a fab job - don't forget to tell him from me ( his fave little Yorkshire lass lol!!)
I love those papers - i remember you showing them to me.. and the little Anchor is so cute.
Please say Happy Birthday to your Mum from me
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Fab card Laurie, perhaps when you are asking your car to find its way to Sir Stamp A Lot we could meet up. Its my fav shop too. Off there on Tuesday for a class. Card is gorgeous hon, I love that image.xx

Claire said...

Ahoy there my lovely! Great minds think alike with the image! Love your blue and white sailor theme and the rope gives your card a proper seaside theme. Have a fabby time in Leicester. Hugs, Claire x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is stunning Laurie! what a cute Tilda and you've coloured her beautifully! Love those scrummy papers and the rope and anchor are genius - it's a really fab design!!
I was just admiring the knot in the rope - it's really good! I have an ancestor who was a roper!! - so I should have a go maybe? LOL
Hope you have a good weekend hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Mau xx said...

Love your card Laurie, the rope is brilliant and love your colouring of Tilda and the papers.
Hugs Mau xx

Pami said...

I knew you would use one of these images! Its perfect honey and the knot really does look great! Love the paper too. All perfect. Have a great time with your mum. P x

Victoria said...

gorgeous thank you for joining us on JM this week

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is one very beautiful card the nautical theme is super, Tilda looks amazing so is the design and embellishments, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Lorraine x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous Laurie I love this adorable tilda image, your colouring is brilliant and the rope and the anchor charm look fabulous. Hope you have a lovely time in Leicester
Lindsay xx

Laura Bradley said...

Love everything about this card Laurie! It is fab! Love the rope and the charm, they are perfect! Laura x

Jayne A said...

Oh wow stunning card Laurie.


jimlynn said...

WOW! This is fabulous! Love the image and the DP and yes, that rope and know is the tops! So cute and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is gorgeous Laurie! I love the rope and anchor. The papers are yummy.
Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie.

Gillian .... said...

Love the Nautical design, the Tilda image is perfect, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

Hazel (Didos) said...

I am love love loving this card, Its amazing, the colours are perfect and oh so are the wee embellishments, Love the knot, say well done to Hubby xxLove Hxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi again, just popping back to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the rope detail. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Sally said...

This is fab Laurie, love the rope detail too. Great colouring too.
Hope you have a good time with your Mum.
Hugs Sally xxx

Crafting Belle said...

Gorgeous colous, they look so clean and fresh. That little Tilda is so cute as well. Hugs Lisa xxx

Berry said...

Don't worry Laurie I don't have a helpful and supportive hubby not when it comes to card making I'm just a fire hazard as far as he is concerned! This is just stunning though fab knot (tell hubby I said so!) and a great card with a wonderful Tilda hugs rebekah xx

paola said...

A really stunning card with fabulous details, thanks for joining us at TPS

NancyD said...

Perfect charm and cool knot for a lovely Tilda. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Maxines Craft Room said...

Wow! I love this. The colours are just great and love the rope. The card has a real '40s feel to it. Love Maxine. x

Alica said...

Wonderful! The rope knot goes perfect5ly with the image and I love the papers you used too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash !

Hugs, Alica ;)

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love your card, it is one of the best I have seen with this cute image. I also ask my husband to tie knots for me. Thank you for joining us this time at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! I hope we see more of your lovely work on the 1st!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love your card, it is one of the best I have seen with this cute image. I also ask my husband to tie knots for me. Thank you for joining us this time at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! I hope we see more of your lovely work on the 1st!