Thursday 14 June 2012

Get Krafty @ MAWTT

A very good morning to you all and I hope everyone is tickety boo!
Today would have been my Dads birthday if he was still with us so I'm a little melancholy but NOT sad, he had a good life, full of love and friends.
It's time for a new challenge at

and this week my lovely lovely friend Pam is in charge and she would like us all to 
Get Krafty
I love this effect but I never use it enough! Story of my life I'm affraid lol
Note to self: Use more Kraft stock!

We are sponsored this week for the very first time by

 Who gave us all some images to play with.
Isn't this little guy a cutie?
I coloured him in using my Copics and the lush ribbon is from Kerry at LCI available HERE. The little wooden letters were from Craftsulove and I bought my Spots & Stripes paper pad in Manchester when I went with Lisa & Pam but I can't remember who it is by.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the relevant info and some super Krafty inspiration from my teammies.

No updates from China as my little cherub hasn't emailed for a few days - and I told her to keep in touch!

Have a lovely weekend, I hope its a dry one!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Ribbon or Lace
Craft Your  Passion - Anything Goes (2nd)
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes


Sue B said...

Aww you must miss your dad Laurie.. but it's nice that you can remember the good times and hold on to all the wonderful memories…
Your card is really scrummy!! I love your 'thin' twin!! ;-)) he looks SO cute… and you've coloured him beautifully. Love the paper and pretty border.. and the lush ribbon and bow… it's a real stunner!!
Hope Raegan gets in touch soon… don't think they realise how parents worry until they have children of their own!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Joey said...

This is so so cute, what a gorgeous image and love the layout too. It would have been my Grandads Birthday today too. Joey xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sending you huge hugs hunnie xx
Gorgeous creation, love the colours & the text looks fab!
Yes use Kraft more!!!

Hugs Shell xx

febe said...

So sweet! Great work hun. :)

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Jane said...

What a sweet little boy, shame they don't stay that size! Mine is now 6ft tall and shaving!! LOL

Sue said...

aww sending you hugs today Laurie.
Your card is so beautiful. I adore that image and the kraft looks so good with the blue and white I think.
I LOVE that ribbon too ( might just have to have a little look at that in a mo)
Take care
Hugs Sue

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie my friend. This is so lovely. Great colours and I just love that image too, he is so adorable.
Thinking of you.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Kathleen said...

Hi Laurie this is stunning, love that huge bow!
Thinking if you today, birthdays and family days are always hard but remember the good times, thats what gets me through. Sending you some cyber hugs
Kat xxx

Christine L said...

Hi Laurie

This is a fabulous card for a little man.... the image is brill and so well coloured (as always) too! And I love that big bow, and particularly that star border.... (shopping list out)... And yes, I agree about the kraft card... I do try - and when I do, I love the effect!

I'm sure Reagan will be fine - they just get too carried away enjoying themselves and forget about us Mums who wait for every email!!

Big hugs for your melancholi-ness (is that a word??) I still miss both my parents lots, lost Dad is 1980 and Mum in 1989! Can't believe it's that long since I saw them.... but they're with me in my heart.

Christine x

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I love the colours together and that bow is stunning..I really must treat myself to some.
Have a good day, and as they say No news is Good news.. daughter must be too busy having fun :)
Hugs Mau xx

Lisa Jane said...

Have social services been in touch yet about your under nourished child????
Only joking after sampling your cooking no one could be under nourished. ! It's delic ! Especially your cauliflower cheese!
Love the soft blue with the Kraft. It's so pretty

Your dad would be so proud of you. You are a wonderful lady and a credit to him.
Have a love day full of wonderful memories
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Wow your card is stunning Laurie! I like to use Kraft cards, it's different. The image is so sweet and lovely papers.
Hugs xx

brenda said...

Those days are always difficult Laurie, people tell me it gets easier with time so I am hoping that really is the case.

Kraft and blue make a perfect colour combo as you super card proves.

B x

Debs said...

Hi Laurie
So sorry to hear you are melancholy - keep your chin up and keep smiling hun :o)
Your card is so beautiful as always - amazing attention to detail.
Enjoy your evening and raise a glass to your wonderful Dad :o)
Take care hun.
Debs xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card, Laurie...great colouring and pretty is a sad day to remember, but I think he wants you to keep smiling!
xxx Margreet

Pami said...

I second Lisa's comments, he would be very proud of you. Sending sweet hugs to you.

Your card is fabulous as always. Great blue to go with the Kraft and the bow is gorg! I have tons of this but hate using it as its so nice!

P xx

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful card, not a kraft fan myself but love to see what others do with it and it does look really good with the blue. The wooden letters look really great and a sweet image, so jealous over the scrummy bow.
It's good to have good memories, feel so sorry for those who don't.
Not really heard much lately from my Daughter in Oz but I try to think no news, is good news!!

Kath x

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie - love the colour combo - pale blue looks fabulous with craft. Gorgeous image and love the sentiment too. Have a fabulous evening. Hugs, Claire x

cheryl said...

oh Hun,bless you,your dad would be so proud of you and this really is one, stunning card Hun love the image the colours layout and design are amazing,finished with that brilliant sentiment,know what you mean about,kids Hun,they will realise when they have children of there own,hope she gets in touch soon hugs Cherylxxxxx

Sally said...

Hope your melancholy feeling didn't last too long. Sending you hugs.
I love this card,the blue and Kraft are great, well almost any colour with Kraft works well.
Love that bow too.
Have a great day Hun.
Hugs Sally xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Sending big hugsxoxox
Love your card and See you have been naughty and put the unoffical MAWTT Badge on your blog LOLOLOLOL,hope this weather isnt affecting business too much, Love Hxx

Judith said...

the crowning glory of your card is definitely that gorgeous ribbon - closely followed by your fab colouring! love the blue and craft Laurie. I know what you mean about missing your Dad - its special occasions that are the worst I lost my dad 7 years ago - before my card making days so never got to make him a fathers day card - but now every one I make is for him in my mind - even if he never gets it - oh dear I've set myself off now! :( x

Mary J said...

SWEET!!! And your colouring is amazing Laurie!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so adorable Laurie, I love that image, soooo cute and the bow is stunning. Sorry to hear that you are feeling a bit low, hope you feel better soon hun
Lindsay xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Laurie this is smashing hun! Love the star border along the bottom but that ribbon is lush! Have to get me some!

Marjorie said...

Love this card colours and like how you have done the sentiment...stunning!

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, so sorry to hear of your sad anniversary - it's very true though that we keep those we have loved and lost in our hearts and minds.

Fab card - love the colour combo, image, letters and that bow - wow!!!

Your comment on my Sweet Stampers card made me laugh. I didn't put it on the blog, but I was die-ing (there's a joke there!) to use my newest dies - one being clouds - so popped on a cloud then thought nah it's cr*[ and took it off but I ripped the paper - cue more swearing. So stuck it back on again, and it's there now, but don't really like it!!! I didn't say anything on the blog, as I think I do enough moaning there.

Now I've written a saga here too, hope I've not kept you from something better!

Hope you are having a good weekend.


Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow...your card looks fantastic. The image is so sweet and that ribbon looks gorgeous.
Hope your having a lovely Sunday!
Diane xx

Unknown said...

So sweet, love the star border and such a sweet image, big hugs JO xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..and good luck….

Hugs Judith

pinky said...

Such a gorgeous card Laurie and yes that ribbon is lush. still holding on to mine lol. It is hard when days like this come round but as you say its nice to be able to smile at the memories:) Some people don't even have that:(

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the colours...and that bow is just perfect - wish I could tie them that neatly! lol
Helen x

Shari said...

Super sweet card - love your coloring, the layout, color choice, absolutely everything about this cutie!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Paper Panda said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours you have used - they go so well with the kraft card.

Mandy x