Tuesday 8 May 2012

Anything But Square @ The Ladybugs

Hello strangers! I'm back from my jollies in the Lake District and can you believe the statistically wettest place in England was warm, sunny and DRY all the time we were there! I'll blog a couple of photo's tomorrow. I came back and went straight to work as it was a bank holiday weekend and now I have so much catching up to do!

First things first, and it's a brand new challenge over at


and my gorgeous friend Pami is hosting today
she has thrown us the challenge of
Anything But Square
now come on admit many of you are expecting a mini round card from me?
Surprise isn't!!
I've used Cheeky Jack aavailable HERE, he's one of my favourite LCI images and the shape is cut with a Go Kreate die, I cut 2 and folded one in half and stuck half of it to the front panel to make it stand up. The wild child is a rub on and perfect for my friends little Grandson!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details on this weeks challenge and some fabulous inspiration from the Ladybugs.
I didn't get to visit all my quota with comments as I was away for a week but I'll make sure I do this week! Thank you all for bearing with me.

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

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges.
Crafty Card Makers - For The Boys
CES - Shape It Up
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky - Celebrating Male-ness
Cute Card Thursday - One For The Boys
That Craft Place - One For The Boys
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Green & Yellow


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. What a great card. Fab image, love the shape and design, great colours too.
Speak soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

cheryl said...

oh Hun,how brilliant is,this oh how I love that wee image so super cute,and the shape oh its gorgeous,love the wild child rub on too hun just perfect,really super design sweetie,hugs Cherylx
you could enter this into MMC challenge Hun,as its celebration,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Janice said...

Lovely to have you back Laurie, & sounds like you had a good trip if you avoided the rain. Love today's card - a cutie image & great design, Jx

Amanda said...

I am sooo jealous! I love the Lake District and have been craving a visit for the last month. Hubby has said he will take me when he comes home from work on 17th so I hope the weather is nice when I go!
I love this cheeky image and the sentiment too lol. xx

Sally said...

Love the Lake District...good to have you back though.
I was expecting a circular
Great shape and love the image, colours and sentiment....fab card.
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Unknown said...

Laurie what a great card I love his little expression and your colours are just perfect well done Hugs Elaine

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol... only you could have a dry week in the wet lakes!
But i am glad you did lol.
Where's the pics?
Fab card - loving the shape .. is this the new favourite ?
Lisa x

Dotty Jo said...

This is fabulous - what a great card for a 3 year old! Jo x

Jane said...

That reminds me of my son when he was little, whenever you pointed a camera at him and his tongue would come out!!

Great card, it certainly made me smile.


Christine L said...

Well it may not be a mini-round one hon, but it's just as fab!!! Love this little man image... he certainly is a 'wild child'!!

Glad you have you back.... we've certainly missed you... and can't believe you had dry weather!! All the wet must've stayed in Yorkshire!

Christine x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi hun, glad you had a nice time away and good weather, I think it must have been the only place in britan that it was warm sunny and dry all week it was horrid here lol. I love your card, my favorite colours and the image really made me smile
Lindsay xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Laurie :-) the image is FAB lol ,,, very cute design and I love the shape :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Jenny said...

Was für eine süß0e Karte.Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge.Liebe Grüße.

Deloris said...

What a cutie! Love that adorable image and the fun layout you used! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sue B said...

Aww this is fab Laurie! what a wonderful image and you've coloured the little tike beautifully!! Love the shape and gorgeous papers and bellies!! your friend's grandson will love it !!!
Glad you had a fab holiday hun!
Love n Hugs
Sue xx

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh I love this! Fantastic card, love the shape and the cheeky little sentiment......

pinky said...

Its gorgeous and great colours for these cheeky boy!!

Laura Bradley said...

Love this Laurie .. so much fun! Laura x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh Laurie....I just love this cheeky little chap. The shape of your card looks fantastic and your colour combo looks so fresh.
Diane xx

Mary J said...

Fantastic - even better than your circle cards if that's possible! Love it Laurie - great way to do the sentiment too!

Claire said...

A fab fun card hun - great cheeky image. Hugs, Claire x

Pami said...

I love it Laurie! Great layout and colours! Glad to have you back and I can't wait to see some photos!! Pami x

judit said...

Glad you had a dry holiday! I never manage over there :) Fab card, cute image and fantastic design! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x

Meggymay said...

A real fun card, thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

Judith said...

What a funny card Laurie - a naughty little boy would love it!! glad you had good weather in the Lakes , but you chose the right place for last week -its our best kept secret here in the north - we have lots of good weather and keep it quiet shh - you'll have everyone rushing up here!! have a great week hugs Judith xx

Kathleen said...

Hey up, yes I do hold my hand up and say that I did expect a circle card from you but this is still a great shape and a fabulous card. Really cute image and love your choice of colours.
Glad you had great weather in the Lakes
Kath x

Sally said...

A fun card & a fab image. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous card, so bright and fun too. thanks for entering it into our challenge at that craft place x

Debs said...

Hello my lovely Laurie so good to hear from you. How fabulous that you had good weather in the Lakes - one of my most favourite places so close to my heart.
Perfect card for a cheeky wee 3 year old - he is sure to love it!
Hope you are recharged and keeping well.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

fun card Laurie and the image is so cute! Can't wait to see your pics from your holidays.
Hugs xx

Bianca said...

That´s so very wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Annette said...

Fab card, beautifully coloured image and gorgeous embellishment...
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Annette xx

Julie said...

Fabulous card - love the cheeky image! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

Marianne said...

Wow, wow, wow! I'm not a fan of green myself, but you have used them so well on your card and as a primary colour it's so perfect for a 3-year old. Fabulous card! And that rub-on is so perfect, too.