Tuesday 5 June 2012

Big Birthday's @ LCI

A very good morning to you all on this Jubilee Day. I hope you all have something fantastic planned or have had a fab time in the last few days?  Unfortunately for me I'm hard at work as weekends and bank holidays are our busiest time.
I'm here today with a brand new challenge at


and this week we have a great theme of

BIG Birthday's!
Lol I love it! And not only that, we are all using  the same fabulous image that is the first of more to come in a fabulous new release! We don't have a date yet as Queen ladybug has been busy with her daughters wedding- so watch this space for the latest news!

Lisa and Julie - I hope you can spot the Cricut cut???
I'm getting a liking for my Cricut  now lol (3 years after I bought it!) and yet again I've used my Doo Hickey pennant die, I told you I liked it!!! The papers I've had FOREVER are Making Memories.
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the information you need for this weeks challenge and some great inspiration from the Ladybugs.

Enjoy the last day of your Bank Holiday, I'm off to work but hopefully I'll have more time to catch up with everyone next week.
Thanks for stopping by and a mahoosive hello to my new followers.

A very quick update from my Daughter in China: qoute 
"Mum I'm coming back here as I don't have time to do everything I want!"
 That was on her way to Chengdu to see the Panda's.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Fathers Day or Special Guy
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes (2nd)
The Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Red, White & Blue (2nd)
The Stampman - Make It For A Man
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
MMCS - Red, White & Blue (2nd)
Delightful Challenge - Red, White & Blue (2nd)


Janice said...

Another lovely image & a great card Laurie. Love the image & your lovely layout. Hope work goes ok - it will hopefully fly by if you're nice & busy in the sun. Glad your daughter is getting on so well, lucky her off to see Panda's. Jx

Lisa said...

Wow this is FAB card Laurie! Great image and I love the colour combo.

I keep meaning to ask where you work because next time we are in Hunstanton I will pop in to say hello!

Lisa x

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is brilliant oh just love that image,and really love those papers,and the layout is,fantastic,love the letters too,love hugs Cherylxxxxx

Christine L said...

Super fabulous card hon.... love that image and that pennant die is just fab.... I gotta have one!

Lovely to read the updates from China.... bet you're missing her a lot.... but fab to know she's enjoying herself.

Big Hugs and don't work too hard...
Christine x

Jill said...

Fabulous royal colours and a super cool image :)
Great design and so many wonderful cuts and pieces!
Hope you are fine and don't work your pretty ass off ;) lol

hugs to you

Unknown said...

Super 50th Birthday card Laurie love the image and colours! Big hugs JO xxx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card, Laurie...great colouring of that funny your banners!
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

such a fabulous card, I love the image and colours and layout are brilliant. Especially like the bunting!


Brenda Brown said...

Another of your beautifully designed cards Laurie, perfect colours for this weekend and bunting too yay.
Hope you haven't had to work all weekend!!.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue B said...

This is fab Laurie! I love his little beer belly!! LOL and you've coloured him beautifully. Love the scrummy papers and bunting and the 50 and the bow - I love it all…. ;-))
It's great how you've all used the same image and yet they all look so different!
Glad your daughter is enjoying China - it must be wonderful to see those pandas!!
Hope your weekend is going ok - sorry you are having to work hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Craftdee said...

Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys challenge with this FABULOUS card... I love this style, perfect for guys cards, and that image is perfect too! Good luck and hope to see you next time as well, Donna ☺

Maire Gamber said...

What a super cute card! Love the image - It gave me my first chuckle for the day. A perfect card for the big 50!!!

Marie XX

Pami said...

I loved this when I first saw it on the challenge blog Laurie, its fab. Love the layout and the colours. Your colouring is gorgeous too. I have ordered this bunting die myself and just waiting for it to turn up, it looks great! Hope you haven't been working too hard and have had time for a little relaxation as well. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

This is gorgeous ... i love the papers, the colours , the bunting..... and of course the cricut cuts lol..
Hope you get chance to relax a bit once the bank holiday is over
Lisa x

Laura Bradley said...

This is fab Laurie! Love it all! Laura x

Gaynor Greaves said...

What a fantastic card, I love everything about it, stuuuunning!!!!, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, Gaynor DT x

Claire said...

This is just brilliant Laurie - love the image, great colours and layout and fab bunting too. Hugs, Claire x

Julie said...

I loved your card the minute I saw it Laurie, in fact I was showing it to my daughter the other evening and she agrees with me, it's amazing! She also commented on the Converse, she now wants a red pair to add to her collection lol! Have a great week,Julie.x

Julie said...

LOL and yes, I did notice the use of the Cricut! x

Tracey Manderson said...

great card. It is perfect!Thanks for joining us at Delightful challenges. Good Luck and hope you'll join us again

pinky said...

This is just brilliant Laurie, loving the new image!! Crikey your daughter is very daring, she must be having such a brilliant time.

Marjorie said...

Stunning card hun..Love the colours and layout..and I love the big 50!!..Lovely mans card...
and thank you for your comments on my blog, they were really lovely:)
Big hugs,

Berry said...

This is superb Laurie fab image and great bunting the theme all ties together beautifully! Hugs Rebekah xx

Debs said...

Another suoer stunning card Laurie - loving the fab imnage and the use of the Cricut - I really should fire mine up sometime soon :o)
Hope you've had a good weekend and not been too busy - or busy enough to make it pass quicker :o)
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
Take care

p.s just uploaded some photos of Lola Arizona today :o)

Whimsey said...

Absolutely adorable - love the papers; love the image, love the coloring, love the #'s - just fantastic!!

Kathleen said...

This is just brilliant! Love it! Lol
Great image coloured beautifully with fabulous details
Kat xx

xxxtglxxx said...

What a great fun image for a guy and a brilliant card! :)

Love it hun!



Kathleen said...

Stunning card, looks so very crisp and clean, love the choice of colours and of course I love the image, I shall be getting this one definately,

Kath x
Ps been away for a few days to Filey so sorry if I have missed commenting and it is good that you are busy as it means people must like your products.

Sally said...

Absolutely love your card Laurie, great colours and love the use of your blow the dust of mine too.
Hugs Sally xxx

Jacqui P said...

Love love love it!! fab mens card! remonds me of my hubby!!! lol!!
Thankyou for joining the fun over at crafty your days away challenge!
Jacqui P x

Amanda Phillips said...

Diggin your guys belly! CUTE! Thank you for sharing over at Love To Create Challenges.
~ Amanda LTCDT

Crafty and Green said...

Absolutely Fantastic Card! I'm loving this image & your design is wonderful! Thank you so much for Joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,

kavitha said...

This is fab,love the colors n layers.
Thanks for joining us at love to create this week:)