Thursday 31 May 2012

Cool Britannia @ MAWTT

Hello again my lovely friends, I'm back with a fab new challenge at


and this week it's little old me who has been given control lol! 
Talk about lunatics running the asylum!
With all that's happening across the country I couldn't have any other theme than

Cool Britannia

a little bit of RED, WHITE & BLUE

No I haven't gone mad! I know the Diamond Jubilee is 60 years not 50 but this card is for a 50th birthday - hence my 50! a quick peek inside will silence my critics lol
Lisa I hope you can see I used my Cricut to cut out that sentiment! the name is in chipboard that I painted with my Dabbers and the fabulous papers are Tour of London from Nitwit. This was my first digi paper purchase and I fear it may not be the last!!! I printed the inside at 25% to get a light opaque look - I think it works!  I finally used my doo Hickey pennant die and I love it so much prepare to get sick of it!
Coloured in Copics is the super duper image from this weeks sponsor

Digi my world has just had a total blog-over and the new look is FAB!!!
Go check it out and see for yourself and all the gorgeous new images.

All the details of this weeks challenge can be found at the main challenge blog page along with some fabulouso patriotic inspiration from my lovely Teammies

Our head Honcho at MAWTT has a birthday today so
my card is in the post!!
and also another DT Buddy has a birthday today

China update: Raegan actually rang me on Sunday morning so that was lovely to speak to her, she is still having a fabulous time and said 'Clubbing China style; was hilarious! 8 of them from the hostel went and she said she had never seen anything so funny??
The next day she hired a bike for £1 and explored all around. She'd visited her first temple and is now heading for Shangri-La.

That's all from me, I have a busy weekend workwise as it's a long bank holiday so please forgive me if I don't get around to visiting you, I will as soon as I can!
Whatever you are doing I hope you have a great time

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
MMCS - Red, White & Blue
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Red, White & Blue
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Craft-Room Challenge - Birthdays
Cupcake Craft - Royalty
Craft Your Days Away - Red, White & Blue
Delightful Challenge - Red, White & Blue


Margreet said...

Gorgeous your image and the banner!
xxx Margreet

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love those papers...

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the layout & yeah I did wonder why
there was a 50! LOL!
Hugs Shell xx

Janice said...

What a brilliant stamp & a fantastic card. Love everything about this one Laurie. Glad Raegan is getting on ok, I was going to be asking if you hadn't mentioned! Have a great weekend even if you are working! Jx
PS Last exam today then it's back to school Wed for Colin.

Mau xx said...

What a Fab card Laurie, I love the image's together like clever girl, my brain doesn't think outside the
Love the paper and bunting too.
Have a good day xxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome. Really cute as well as being patriotic. Thank you so much for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.


Judith said...

Definitely a cool card Laurie love the whole design and glad to see the cricut's had an outing - i'm on a digi paper thing too - went totally mad at raspberry road when they had a $1 sale lately - enjoy the bank holiday - even if you are working in the rain! hugs judith (lots of sun here!!)

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. What a fab bright creation, love all the detail.
Hope you are keeping well, will email soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Laurie!! I love how you've put the girl between the two handsome guards!! she is having her photo taken!! ;-)) and your colouring is amazing!! I love the papers and the gorgeous bunting - it's a really stunning card hun !!
Ooh you won't be able to stop buying digital papers now Laurie…. LOL - take a look at Raspberry Road and Nitwits… hee hee…
It sounds like Raegan is having a wonderful time… the China Clubbing sounds interesting!! LOL and visiting the Temples must be wonderful - glad you got to speak to her in person!!!
Hope you have a good day and are not too busy!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh she looks to be having fun sandwiched between the 2 handsome guards!
LOve it !!
And top marks for switching that Cricut on!!
Lisa x

Debs said...

Simply stunning lovely Laurie - amazing colouring and the bunting is awesome - another 'must have' to add to my wish list lol!!!
Raegan sounds like she is having a blast :o)
Hope you don't overdo it at the weekend.
I will be on Gramdma duty - Lola Arizona is coming to stay - yippeeee!!!
Have a good one.
Take care
Debs xx

Zoe Tant said...

Very patriotic Laurie. My daughter would love this. Might have to have a go! Zx

Crafty Tazzy said...

Just Got to LOVE this Its Beautiful hunny!! Thank you for joining in with Creative Craft Challenge ... Annette (DT CCC) xx

Faye said...

These images are sooo cool. This is a wonderful card, I really love it. Thanks for playing with our Royalty Challenge at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Och We are all Lunatics so its no different than any other week. Love your card its super. Love the updates on your daughter, sounds like shes having a great time, Love Hazelxo

Jac’s Playground said...

Oh fab card love the whole thing such fun, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Jill said...

Fab card and great patriotic colours :)
Love the buntings, I have this one too after drowling over it at several blogs, but I don't get the hang on it... But I don't give up!
have a great weekend and enjoy

xxxtglxxx said...

Your card looks amazing and sooo cool! :)

Fabulous bunting and brilliant images! :)



PS - I cant believe you made 150 wedding invites with that stamp - it must have taken ages, but so well worth it :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful, I love the Geri Halliwell girl. Enjoy your weekend. Hazel x

pinky said...

Super amazing card Laurie, love love love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Berry said...

Wow Laurie this is truly stunning I love it all! Sounds like Reagan is having a great time! Thanks also for playing at CS hugs Rebekah x

Kathleen said...

Well, what a cracker of a card, it is stunning. Fabulous image, best I have seen in the British theme, Penny Black eat your heart out!
Bet it was really nice for you to actually speak to your Daughter, I can't say that I was too chuffed to speak to mine last night, as she woke us up and then decided that she couldn't hear us properly so said bye, just dropped off when she rang again to see if it was any better, I wouldn't care but she is 40 in August, so you'd think she was old enough to work out the time difference between us and Sydney.
Kath x

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, ooooh fabby card! Love the images and your bunting is brilliant (ummm wondering now if I could treat myself to that die for my birthday - only 2 months to wait!!).

Perfect colouring as well.


PS - Sounds like your daughter is really enjoying herself. I don't know why (maybe it's song related?) But I always think of Shangri-La as some mythical paradise and forget there's actually a real place. I really am going totally ga-ga!!!

mixamatoasties said...

Fun card!

Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges.


Fleur said...

Gorgeous card
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and your layout. Papers are just perfect.

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, love the cute sweet image, and the gorgeous bright colours. The bunting is fab!
Kat xx

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

This is a amzing card, I love all that English theme what you also find in the papers. Just fabulous. And a super cute image. Love it.
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Christine L said...

Fabbie patriotic card hon..... looks like that girl is going to have some fun with her soldiers!! LOL!

Hope you're busy this weekend, but not worked too hard... you need to have a little 'me' time too!!

Christine x

Claire said...

Just fabulous Laurie - love how you have put those images together and what a brilliant bunting too. Love it. Hugs, Claire x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fab, cute image and I love the layout and the fab bunting
Lindsay xx

Mary J said...

Fantastic, Laurie! Love those digis - you did a fab job with them!

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,
Well , I’m back and I have the rest of today free so as to catch up on everyone’s creations since I have been away refurbishing my old house.
I adore reading the blog’s and looking at all the lovely cards and projects, almost as much as making the cards myself.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog , its so nice to keep in touch.
Thank you for the heads up on the challenge at MAWTT I have entered. Your card here is fab as ever, super colouring such a cheerful card.
You have been busy lately , Jake and Ella's card is just beautiful , what gorgeous babies, I love the Irish dancer and the fairys are lovely cards what stunning creations.
Great work well done ,
Hugs Elaine

Julie said...

Hang on a minute,I need to sit down............
You used your CRICUT!!!!
How you've managed to keep it boxed up for so long I'll never know! I love your card Laurie,the images are such fun and as usual you've used such an original design it's amazing! Enjoy the weekend,Julie x

Shelly said...

Hi! This is a fabulous card, and a great take on our Royalty challenge at Cupcake this week! I adore the image! Hugs, Shelly x

Julie Wilson said...

I absolutely love this card. Thank you so much for entering the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs xxx

Gaynor Greaves said...

What a fab card, love that gorgeous little image and your LO, Thanks for joining our challenge at Craft your days away, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Debi said...

just perfect for this weekend! thanks for sharing with us at craft room challenge, Debi x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, just catching up, this is a great card, love the image.
Glad to read your DD is still having a good time.
Don't work too hard!
Avril xx

Krafty Kows said...

Brilliant card. Jeanette

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely striking card! Thanks too for stopping by my Blog with such a much appreciated lovely comment. Judy x

having a {me} day said...

Beautiful card and I love the bunting. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow Laurie, your card is fantastic. Love the image and those backing papers are fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh Laurie this is smashing and a great theme this week too! good pick hun! I can not believe this is your first digi paper! OMG!(I rarely buy papers now as I have fallen in love with digi paper lol) You SO have to check out Raspberry Road Designs (but don't dare tell your hubby or I fear he may kill me when he sees your credit card bill) lol Hope you have a wonderfully stressless weekend dear :)

Sue said...

stunning card, fabulous design and wonderful colours. Thanks for commenting on my card today


Mervi said...

Fabulous celebration card!
beautiful colouring!
Thank you for celebrating Craft-Room Challenge's first birthday & blog hop with your entry, good luck;-))m

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,
This is Pat. I had to make a new blog for personal reasons. I hope you don't mind following this one instead. Thanks.
Hugs xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Stunning design and love the pennant!Thank you so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Red White and Blue Challenge hugs Susan x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice done.

Hugs AStrid.

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card !
Love your images and papers.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Unknown said...

Sorry Laurie, it's me again, Pat.
I have changed my blog name again! So here it is:
I hope you don't mind following this one.
Hugs xx

Esther said...

What a great card - and I love how you've done the inside paper, it works perfectly...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Birthday Challenge..Esther xx

craft-roomjulia said...

A great patriotic 50th birthday card, brilliant for the Jubilee fun. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Nikki Byrne said...

This is BRILLIANT!! I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us for our birthday blog hop at Craft-room challenge. Good luck. Hugs