Thursday 17 May 2012

Keep It Real @ MAWTT

Good Morning or going by my card maybe I should say 
'Top of the morning to you!' lol. 
(All will become clear when you see it!)
I'm back today with a DT card for a brand new challenge over at


and this week my lovely new blog buddy Judith is setting us the challenge of

Keep It Real

so that means no fantasy figures, teddies or even fairies! 
It can be plants & flowers as they are living 
(not for long in my care though!)
Oh and don't tell the kids - but no Father Christmas either!!

For my card I've used this little Irish Dancer image from Mo Manning, I've had it a while and I've been dying to get around to using her - well done Mo on a fabulous image! I've coloured her with Copics and a touch of prisma pencils for shading. The gorgeous green papers I have had for ever! Hot of the Press, though I have had them so long they have cooled down a bit now! For those that don't know, green is my favourite colour! The star border is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die and the fabby flowers are from this weeks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G sponsor

WOW what a fabulous prize! I love this shop and frequently fill a basket there! If you are not familiar with it trust me its well worth the visit, why not pop over now!

All the details of this challenge can be found on the main blog page HERE and while you are there don't forget to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely teammies!

A quick update from China, my daughter is having a fab time and has met lots of new friends already, though most can't speak english!! She has tried a few Chinese delicasies 'snake' being one! She said it was a bit chewy! She declined the chickens feet for now lol. She also though it might be better not to know what she was eating in future!!

That's all from me for today, I'd like to say a big hello and thank you to my new followers and goodbye to the 3 that left this week! 
I'm guessing they won't be here to read that though lol

Love 'n' Hugs
Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Two Colours
Sweet Stamps - My Favourite Colour
Crafty Sentiments - Bingo (Patt paper, coloured image, die cuts)
Crafty Catz - Happy Birthday
CES - Anything Goes (2nd)
Joanna Sheen - Happy Birthday
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes


Lisa Jane said...

oh lol... now i have a sneaky feeling this image is modelled on me !! Remember when we face timed and my hair looked just like that!! well it looks the same now!! I do look rather rough this morning!
Fab card though.. gorgeous colours .
Never mind the Dukan diet .... your daughter will definitely lose weight with the menu choices in China lol
Give her my love next time you speak to her
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colours & her hair looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. What a fab card and love the image. Your design as always is just right, and I love the gorgeous colour.
Have a wonderful day. Take care.
Love Sandra xxx

Margreet said...

This is a gorgeous one, Laurie...lovely papers and details and your colouring is TDF!
xxx Margreet

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous and I just love all the shades of green.... beautiful...

Tanya said...

Fab card, loving the green and the ginger hair! So cute :P Love that border as well, very pretty.

Tags xx

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, great image and the colours seem perfect for it.
Glad your daughter is having a wonderful time, it puts your mind at rest (a little) although I can't say I would enjoy the eating experience.
Kim xXx

Jane said...

What a lovely card, I love Mo Mannings work and you have done a fab job.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty

Sue B said...

Wow! I loved this card as soon as I saw it Laurie!! what a gorgeous image and what beautiful colours! Your colouring is perfection hun!! Love the lush papers and the gorgeous flowers, ribbon and star border - everything is just perfect!! :-)
What No Father Christmas?!!! You have traumatised me. I was in shock about the fairies but this has just devastated me….
I had to ask my daughter if a tree was a living breathing thing? I was thrown by the 'breathing' as the trees around here don't inhale and exhale !!!! ROFL
Glad your daughter is having a fab time in China - but yes I think better not to know what you are eating. Went to France with school and they served us up a stew when we arrived. The teacher didn't tell us until later that it was actually Horse Meat!!!! Yuk
Hope you have a good day
Love Sue xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Laurie, wonderfully coloured great image too! Jo xxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful AND in my favourite colour! Everything about it is great. Hazel x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WHAT WHAT WHAT no Santa oh nooooo!!!!! Im gutted. LOLOL
Love your card the dark greens are brilliant, Hope your Daughter enjoys the rest of her time and I think I would have declined the snake as well as chicken feet. Feechy!!!


Debs said...

Well 'tis a fabulous card to be sure :o)
Simply stunning colouring and such gorgeous colours.
Perfect in every detail.
So good to hear all ok with your daughter - but as for the food - yuk yuk yuk :o)
Give me good old Fish n Chips any day of the week - especially those from the seaside :o)
Have a wonderful evening.
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Forgot to add earlier......

Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments! Jo xxx

Claire said...

Brilliant card Laurie - love the image, such a cutie and her hair is just brilliant! Glad your Daughter is having a fabby time - think I would rather starve than eat the weird things they do over there LOL. Hugs, Claire x

mags said...

Stunning card. The image is super and you have coloured her beautifully. Lovely colour combo and design.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Laurie! Love the colours you've used and the image is real cute.
I hope you have a nice evening.
Hugs xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

cheryl said...

oh Hun,brilliant,or what,boy your card Hun is just amazing oh wow this is a real cracker Hun,the detail and your colouring is a wow,as for your daughter gosh she is,brave eating snake rrrrr hugs Cheryl xxx

Kathleen said...

What a great image, love the hair and a great choice of colour for it. Fabulous greens, love the star border, great for Christmas and I wish I could do flower arrangements like that.

Glad your Daughter is enjoying and making friends, bet she will be ready for egg and chips when she gets home.

Kath xx

Judith said...

Loved this card when I saw it on the DT blog Laurie - I love any card as long as its green and as for that red hair just gorgeous. Glad someone's with me on the fairies (and Santa Claus!) think there's going to be a mutiny! - maybe that's why those followers left this week!! hugs Judith x

Pami said...

What a fun card Laurie, it did make me smile! Great colours and layout, I wish my bows looked as good as yours when I do them!! Glad your daughter is having a good time, not sure I could cope with the food situation! It would be good for the diet though!! Hugs Pami x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Laurie, love it.

Jill said...

Love the card sweetie and you really nail those bright colours! Fantastic flowers :)
Love all WOC too, so deep into the WOC addiction...
Hope you are fine and I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Huggis babe :)

The Craft Bucket said...

Absolutely gorgeous, fab image and colouring, love it. Thank you for playing along with us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge & good luck! Jane x

Mary J said...

Wow, this is STUNNING Laurie!

Rachel said...

Fab card! Love that star punched border. Wedgie xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, this is a fab card, love the image.
Have just had a catch up (been a bad blogger lately) glad you had a good time in the Lakes, its one of my fav. places - when its fine!
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Mau xx said...

Glad your daughter is having a good time Laurie. Love the card, I just love the irish dancer. great colour too. I love green as well and don't have that many green papers so need to have a shop me thinks :O
Brilliant colouring and detail too.
Hugs Mau xx
sorry slow in calling by,but will catch up soon. xx

Caz said...

This is lovely thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck..


Laura Bradley said...

Oh I love this Laurie! Those dark shades of green look gorgeous! Great image too! Laura x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty Laurie, I love the colours, the image is fab and that bow is just gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow Laurie this is lovely and your colouring is fantastic. I love the rich green colour and those flowers are gorgeous.
Did you notice one of your roses on my card last!
Also thanks for the tip on my blog. I'll enter that challenge.
Diane xx

May said...

Fabulous card.... My word what a fab blog I dont know how I have never came across you before... Brillant makes I'm your newest follower!!!! Adore this image on your card today... and coloured & shaded just perfect... fab backing papers& flowers... Hugs May x x x

Sewe said...

Awesome card, love the punched star border and great coloring of the stamp :)

Becky said...

Awesome card, fabulous coloring.

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, don't worry about being a bad blogger - I'm not much better at the mo. Can't seem to get my bottom in gear and back into my little routines!

Fab card, love the hair and green is one of my favourite colours. Beautiful flowers as well.

Glad to hear your daughter is enjoying herself - despite the food! Being a veggie I wouldn't have tried any of those foods and I think I'm probably lucky not to try!!!


craftylisa said...

fab card ,the green is striking,stunning