Tuesday 26 June 2012

Summer Holidays @ OBAG

Hello folks its me again here with a brand new challenge this week at


before I go into that though what a fab challenge we had last time, check out the blog for the winners post. This week the idiots are running the asylum and I'm in charge lol and I chose

Summer Holidays

Well that's pushing it a bit - summer holiday! I'd have been better choosing 'In the Bleak Midwinter'! I mean is the weather not bad enough to depress the whole nation without that pathetic excuse for a football match on Sunday night! And I'm a massive football fan - normally!

Anyway enough said about that! Here's my card for this challenge
This could actually be a picture taken on my recent trip to Yorkshire lol
There's Posh Pam on the end with her Martini - shaken not stirred, next up is Lisa with her hat on as she doesn't like the sun too much, then that would be me with my mouth open as I talk far too much - frequently!  and on the end would have to be Christine concentrating hard on her cocktail lol
Sorry girls I know you have a sense of humour!
It's actually an Art Impression stamp that I bought when I was there to find I already had it when I got home!! Nothing unusual then!  I gave the lovely Sue my duplicate as part of her birthday present.
My papers are Echo Park summer pad and most of the flowers are WOC again, I really love the mixing of the colours al la Rebekah.

We are sponsored this week by

You can find all the details over at the challenge blog page along with some fabulous inspiration and this week Francesca gave us a brand new teammie to play with!
So pop along and say Hello to Helen

Remember you can now use a digital image to join in but something on your card has to be at least 6 months old and you have to tell us what it is in your post

Before I go just to let you all know that Raegan arrived home safe and sound last night from China with mixed emotions! Really tired and happy to be going into her own bed, but sad that her adventure is over! Well at least for now - She's off to Orlando on the 6th of September with her friends from Uni.

Thank you for stopping by today
A big hello to Mandy my new follower  (I'll drop by ASAP)

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Summertime Girls
Bunny Zoes - Girls Girls Girls
Pan Pastels - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Ribbons & Bows
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer
Charisma Cardz - Summer
Dutch Dare - Summer Fun
The Paper Shelter - The Great Outdoors


Unknown said...

Love this image Laurie, very funny.
This is very summery as well with the colours. Yes where is Summer and where was Spring as well?
I hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs xx

Janice said...

Well hostess, your card outshines them all! What a beauty & what a great stamp. Really love this one - well I love them all really! Glad Raegan home safe and sound - but off again so soon & so far, really Laurie are there NO cupboards in your house??? Jx

cebelica said...

What a fun card! I love it! Hugs! xx

Sue said...

Such a fabulous card Laurie. I love that image and sentiment and the colours are wonderful, especially loving those flowers.
Hugs Sue

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW - I'm loving this portrait of all you crafty girls lol!!!!
Stunning colouring and a fab choice of colours to boot!
Hope you are not too busy and are getting some 'me' time.
You must be so relieved to have Raegan home at last :o)
How does she feel about being a surrogate Auntie (see my AOBG post lol!!!)
Have a fabulous day my friend.
Take care
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, what a fabulous card! Love that image and your colours are just stunning.

Glad to hear your daughter is back home safe, bit of a globetrotter ain't she? Of to Americkey, so soon - wow lucky girl!! I only ever made it overseas once and haven't been farther than Guernsey since!!!!!!


PS - Yes pictures will be up later in the week.

Wendy said...

Hi Laurie...Thank you so much for the really gorgeous Birthday card, I love Magnum & Lily, it's the gorgeous paper pad too, so kind of you and much appreciated.

Fabulous summery card, love the image & sentiment and gorgeous flowers, great colours...made me smile.

Pleased to hear Raegan arrived home and safe and sound.

Hugs Wendy xx

cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is brilliant he he what a super image of you crafty girls,he he fantastic Hun,love the,papers and the detail as always is amazing hugs Cherylxxxxx

Christine L said...

Hi Laurie....... OH MY GOODNESS you did make me laugh - I nearly fell off my chair!!!! I LOVE that image... and yes it's very definitely all of us..... but I thought you only knew it was me at the end cos of the pink hat??????? LOL!!! Not sure we could have worn our swimming cossies in the Yorkshire weather tho!!! Can't wait till we can get together again!

I LOVE your card... and now have to have that image!!!

Glad Reagan is back safe and sound... and I'm sure she'll be telling you all about her adventures! My daughter is coming back from Bermuda for a couple of weeks at the beginning of July... having just got back to Bermuda from Las Vegas and San Francisco! What a life these kids have... !!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Unknown said...

Fabulous Laurie this certainly made me smile today what a fab card well done Hugs Elaine

Hazel said...

It's brilliant - love the description! Hazel x

Sue B said...

Aww this is fab Laurie!! I do love this image and you've coloured it to perfection!! The paper is perfect and I love all the embellies!! it's a wonderful Summer Card!
Glad Raegan has arrived home safe and sound!! - I can remember sadness coming home after travelling abroad… some wonderful memories though… and best time to travel… when you are young and fit!! I bet she will enjoy Orlando… I've never been to USA.. would love to go there….!!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Fabulous grandma's brochette ! Wonderful bright colours ! Very original ! I like ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Jasmine said...

This is absolutely fabulous! What a funny image, and it's colored beautifully! LOVE LOVE LOVE all those flowers. Really bright and sunny, a perfect summertime creation. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Margreet said...

Hahaha, Laurie, what a gorgeous, hilarious it!!!
xxx Margreet

Marjorie said...

Glad to hear Raegan is home safe and sound...Love this card, have seen these stamps, when I have been surfing through blogland lol!! Really have to get my self one!!
Love all your gorgeous flowers and I can feel the heat from that gorgeous's the only one I think we are going to see this summer lol!!

Lisa Jane said...

Oh lol... i knew you would use that stamp when in saw your choice of theme!!
And yes .. that was just us 4 when you came to Yorkshire... i mean the weather was warmer then than it is now and it was snowing!!
Fab card .. love all the bright coloured flowers
Lisa x

Pami said...

Laurie that's so funny!! brilliant!! You are going to have to make me one the same now and send it to me!!!

Glad your baby is back home safe and sound!

P x

Claire said...

This is just brilliant Laurie - love the image so British LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely fabulous, what a great image and fabulous colouring, love the choice of colours, bet you see a lot of sights like this, don't do it anymore myself, don't want to clear the beach.

Kath x

Sheryl said...

Hi Laurie, I love this. It really put a smile on my face - and reminded me of some folks I know!. Thanks or joining us at INCY WINCY this week.
Hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Kathleen said...

Oops naughty me, forgot to say that I am glad your Daughter is home safe and well, bet you are made up.

Kath x

Anita said...

Oh Laurie, I LOVE this card - it's fabulous! Beautifully colored and designed ... and it's nice to see me and my girlfriends featured on your card lol!

mandy said...

Stunning card love the image it's only fab! loving the paper and the sun and clouds :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, Fabulous card I LOVE the image - don't know the others, but does look like you and Lisa!!!
Glad Raegan is home safe.
Thanks for the info on the sticky post for the Candy - worked a treat.
Hugs, Avril xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fab image!! Great card.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Jane said...

What a fantastic card - sure made me smile!

Berry said...

Oh wow Laurie I love this so much! It is great fun and such fab colours! Glad you baby is home safe bet she is looking forward to going away again, you won't be able to keep her still at this rate! hugs rebekah xx

Kim said...

Love this! Perfect sentiment haha! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Tracy said...

What a fabulous image and so much fun too.
Gorgeous creation Laurie, this is wonderful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Deb said...

such a fun card, I love it!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Helen said...

I love this card - such a fun image!
Helen x

Laura Bradley said...

This is fabulous Laurie .. love the image and the colours you've used! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create x

Gillian .... said...

This made me chuckle, fun & quirky, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card. This image is just wonderful! and I love the sun and cloud, they just are perfect for this card.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is such a FUN card! Love it, really made me smile. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Crafty and Green said...

FANTASTIC CARD! LOVE THE IMAGE SO MUCH!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We Really Appreciate your Support & your Creativity! Please Come Back & Play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Love, love, love this card. That could be me and some of my friends. Perfect for our "Summertime Girls" challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Thanks for joining us. Please join us again soon. xx Rachelle CC DT

Janice said...

Well done on making top 3 at Incy Wincy Mrs - not surprised mind! Jx