Thursday 24 May 2012

Celebrate @ MAWTT

Hello again I'm back again for the last of my 3 days in a row posts.
And this time its


and our lovely new girl on the block KIM is hosting and we have a fabulous theme of

Celebrate Anything But Birthdays

How cool is that! Weddings, New Home, Anniversary etc. 
Great idea Kim and I had the perfect card I needed to make
I am getting a bit ahead of myself here as these lovely little twins aren't born yet and Mum & Dad are still arguing about the little boys name! I just assuming that Mum will win that argument or I'll be taking this to pieces to change Jakes name to Mason!
I'm still in my Mo Manning phase and I love love love this cute little image. I've just flipped it around to face itself and kept my card really simple as I wanted that image to be the focal point.

This really takes me back as I had twins 23 years ago next month! Just like these, a boy and a girl and we already had an 18 month old little boy at home - the next 5 years were a blur!!

Head over to the main MAWTT challnenge blog for all the details of this weeks challenge and some fabulous inspiration from my lovely teammies.

We are sponsored this week for the very last time by

As you probably know Emma is closing her shop which means there are some fabulous bargains to be had and the £10 voucher for the winner will go a lot further!!

A quick update from China: My daughter Raegan is still having a fantastic time and has just had a 24 hour train journey (I'm guessing that wasn't so fantastic!) She said everyone is so friendly and children run to speak to her as they don't see many westerners. 2 school girls came rushing in the hostel to ask her lots of questions like what was her favourite pet and what was her wish? one of them said that her wish was to be a Dr and live in England.
 Raegan said she now knows what it feels like to be a Z list celebrity!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous weekend and anyone going to the coast enjoy, I'm at Hunstanton if you're passing!

Love 'n' Hugs
Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Time To Craft - It Takes two
Less Is More - Baby or a Child
Fab 'n' 'Funky - New Beginnings
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Song Inspired (It Takes Two
by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terryl)
Charisma Cardz - No Flowers


Mau xx said...

Morning Laurie, Love the card, these are such cuties, just look at that
Love the clean fresh look of your card, hope you don't have to change the name tag...have to say I love Mason though :))
have a super day xxx Mau

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is sooooooooooo sweet hun, love the CAS feel just great!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft!
Hugs Shell xx

Margreet said...

What a stunning card, Laurie...lovely image and fab coloured!
xxx Margreet

Sue B said...

Aww this card is mega cute Laurie!! I love the way you've flipped the image to make a twin - genius !! and your soft colouring is perfect. It's a really gorgeous card. I love the names Jake and Ella - they go together perfectly!

Wow! I can't believe you had twins and with a toddler too!! it must have been a blur!! I bet it doesn't seem like 23 years ago either!!
Aww glad Raegan is having a wonderful time. I have read quite a few books about people travelling in China and one of the things they always say is how friendly and generous the people are to Westerners.
Hope you have a nice day hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is adorable with a capital A. I love it. And I am sure so will the new patents.
Glad Reagan is having a fab time. Send her my love
Lisa x

Pauline said...

Absolutely adorable! Wonderful colouring on these sweet images.
Thanks for joining us at. charisma Cardz this week!

Mina said...

wow Laurie you have used this image brilliantly...Mo's are always so cute but you have managed to make it double cute...stunning
Mina xxx

TC said...

Oh wow, I LOVE, LOVE this. It's adorable. I did chuckle over your statemnt of assuming that mum will win the name battle! Good idea to attach it with a brad though! lol.
Thank you for my lovely coments, wow you're a busy DT lady! x

Deanna said...

Your card is so sweet!

Jane said...

Simply adorable!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Your card is really beautiful Laurie, I love your colouring :) Sarah x

pinky said...

Well Raegan seems to be having a brill time Laurie, though suppose you are still worrying lol. Your card is just gorgeous and I will be lifting this one next time I have to do a twin card! I got a lovely package this morning mrs!! What a surprise, you cheered me up no end and I am still smiling at the Irish dancer image, brilliant lol. Thanks so much for the paper pad too:) Luv you mrs!!
Have a great weekend.

Debs said...

Well hello my lovely forend - this is just gorgeous - that image is uber uber cute (I'm with you that the Mum will win the name argument lol!!!)
Sounds like Raegan is having a wonderful time - hope you are not worrying too much :o)
WOW 3 kids under 5 and only 5 years were a blur lol!!! I had 2 years between the first two (almost exactly to the day) and then a 13.5 year gap!!!
Hope you are not too rushed off your feet and finding some 'you' time.
Take care
Speak soon.
Debs xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fa-bu-lous ! Simple and clean style as I like ! Wonderful realization ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Claire said...

Just adorable Laurie - love that cheeky little image and simple design - perfect. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Vicky said...

Awww bless Laurie...what a super cute image hun...and fabulous colouring as always too...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Chrissie said...

This is a sweet card Laurie, but is linked to one too many challenges for us at "Less is More" where we have a maximum of five!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathleen said...

Really sweet image and a great idea to mirror them, love it and keeping it simple dose make the images stand out.
Glad your Daughter is still having a great time and more importantly keeping in touch.

Kath x

Berry said...

Lol Laurie I think I am i just one long Mo manning phase!!! I honestly don't know how you coped with having twins when you had an 18 month old I'm sure those 5 years were mentally blocked! Glad your daughter is having the best tie lucky girl what an adventure! Oh yes and your card is so lovely just an adorable image! hugs Rebekah xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely adorable Laurie, beautifully coloured.
Wendy xx

Zoe Tant said...

Laurie this is so cute and so perfect for your challenges. Sounds like your daugther is having load of fun and being Z list is at least better than no list. Zx

Jayne A said...

Oh wow Laurie this is just so cute and they are coloured to perfection.


Anita said...

This is gorgeous Laurie! Beautiful coloring and such a cute layout too.

Kathleen said...

Oh wow Laurie this is just gorgeous! I am im a mo manning phase at the moment too, just need to stop colouring them and put them onto some cards lol!
Have a great weekend
Kat xx

May said...

Such a gorgeous card.. Love it!! I love Mo Manning digi's and boy what a fab job you have done with them... your colouring is Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah what a couple of cuties, Jakes a fine name for a boy!!!! OMG You did have your hands full with 3 under 2!!! Loving the updates for Raegan sounds like shes having a blast, Love Hxx

Rach83 said...

Aww, such a cute card. Great colouring and I like that you've kept it simple to show off your image. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. You'll have to let us know whether it's Jake or Mason!

Rachel x

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, I seem to have missed a couple of your posts and fabulous cards - so sorry!! I'm constantly running to catch myself up at the minute and it's not going to get any better when I have to abandon blog world to get the weeding done on the veg beds!

Anyway, sorry am waffling on here! Gorgeous cards, as always, and love the babies on this one. I think I'd be hanging out for Jake as well, Mason doesn't do it for me.

Don't know how you coped with 3 under 5, I have enough problems with just Emily being under 5!!!! She promises me she'll start being a good girl when she's 5 ;-0


Crafty and Green said...

Oh So Cute!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create - Song Inspired Challenge!! We hope you come back and play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Sally said...

This is so cute and such fab colouring.
Sounds like Raegan is having a ball!!
Hugs Sally xxx

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh my goodness, Absolutely an adorable design!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Create for our Song Inspired Challenge!

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh my this is absolutely adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Create for our Song Inspired Challenge!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Lovely Laurie! Do you know how much I adore your coloring! This is so pretty and perfect in every way :)

Sarah-Jane said...

Adorable card Laurie. I love the images and your colouring is fab.
Sarah-Jane xx

Carissa said...

This is beautiful. The image is adorable and I love that you were able to use it twice for twins. So creative.
Thanks for playing at Charisma this week and Good Luck!
Carissa :)