Tuesday 24 July 2012

Fin-Tastic Day @ OBAG

Hello my lovely people, this is a scheduled post as most of the children are all on school holidays and we should be as busy as we can be at work for the next 6 weeks so my visits will be few and far between even more so if the sun is shining!!
Today I'm here for a new challenge at


and my best blogging buddy Lisa is at the helm and has given us a

Photo Inspiration Challenge

And here is my take on this photo

I've used another fantastic Saturated Canary image, they are so easy to colour I'm hooked on them at the minute! The papers are Fancy Pants from last summer's Beach Babe 6x6 pad. The flowers and ribbon have been in my stash forever and the 'Fin-tastic' sentiment was printed on my computer and cut with a MFT label die.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some fabulous inspiration from the girls, you can also check out the prize from this weeks sponsor

I really am sorry to be AWOL but as we only have 6 major weeks at work its quite full on during this time and we work long hours 7 days a week, but I can assure all you guys out there I will be back stalking you all again before long!!

Have a great summer (now its here!)
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pink Elephant - Summer
Cupcake - The Ocean
The Crazy Challenge - Under or Beside The Sea
Stamptacular Sunday- To 'Die' For
Dream Valley - Summer
Crafty Ribbons - Seaside
Sassy Design Studio - Hit The Beach
Pixie Dust - Movies Challenge - JAWS
Tuesday Throwdown - Tropical Paradise


Lisa Jane said...

you will definitely be busy today my love... as the sun is already shining! .. love this ..... if only i looked like that in a bikini!!
Gorgeous papers and colours ...
Don't work too hard and make sure you get plenty of breaks .
Lisa x

Janice said...

What a fantastic card, the image is coloured so well and sits perfectly on those lovely papers. Another beauty of a card. I'm guessing work will fly by in the sun if you're busy which can't be bad! Have a great week, Jx

Lisa said...

Hi Laurie, Gorgeous card! FAB papers and layout.

Yep think you are going to busy for the next few days anyway because it's going to be HOT, HOT, HOT!!! We are heading to the coast later when Chris gets home from work ... probably Wells because that's the closest beach to us.

Lisa x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous, Laurie...fab colouring and lovely details!
xxx Margreet

Brenda Brown said...

Love your take on the photo inspiration Laurie, a really pretty card.
Well the summer holidays have started with sunshine, so I hope you are busy (but not too busy that is lol).
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue said...

Stunning card Laurie, I love the image and you have coloured her so beautifully. Wonderful summery papers too.

Hugs Sue

Berry said...

This is fab Laurie I love this image and those papers! Hugs Rebekah xx

Jill said...

I want to have sun too Laurie!!!
Can I come to you???
I have just finished my four week vacation with ONE single day in bikini, and the rest of it mostly under an umbrella! lol
But that is life I guess and I have really enjoyed vacation even if the weather wasn't the best :)
Your card is wonderful sweetie, a fab take on the inspirational picture and amazing colouring of the gorgeous babe image.
Love the sc images too, wish I had some more time to use them tho!
Wishing you a perfect sunny day. I am off to pick up the little Bella in kindergarden :)
Hugs sweets

Céline said...

fab card, with so gorgeous sunny colors
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Lionelsa said...

Adorable card. Love the DP and coloring.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Cat said...

Hi, Laurie! Your card is gorgeous! Such lovely coloring and details! However "Jaws" is not the name of our mystery movie. There is still time to enter, so I hope you'll join us again! Pixie hugs

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, love your image and so softly coloured. Don't be working too hard mrs!! Hope you get lots of sunny weather too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Laurie!! what a fab image and you've coloured her to perfection! Love those scrummy papers and embellies… the colours are so pretty! it's a real stunner!!
Hope you are ok! sorry that you are so busy at the moment hun!!
Huge Hugs
Sue xx

Debs said...

ABSOLUTELY FIN-TASTIC indeedy!! Love it and oh how I wish I looked like that in my bikini - well in my head I do so I guess that counts lol!!!
Hope you are looking after yourself - I know yopu'll be mega busy :o(

Have a wonderful evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Danni said...

What a great card!! Love it! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Laurie, the colours are fab and sunny, thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

Warm hugs

Elizabeth Hart said...

Cute, cute image and I love the warm summery feel. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie, fab image and coloured so beautifully.
Wendy xx

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a great card! I love the image and how she is colored and, oh my, you do have such great "dies" here... Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. We are so excited to add a new feature to our challenges- each week there will be "Top 3 Winners" in addition to the random prize drawing! We hope you join us again next week for another great challenge, prizes and a chance to be on our Top 3 list! Good Luck! xxx Ann Marie

Crafty Loops said...

Look, there goes Saturated Canary using my figure again to draw one of their beautiful beach babe wish....maybe 10 years ago but not now, heehee. Beautiful card Laurie,I love the colours. Lee x

Bubleeing Colors said...

It really is a super cute image............ Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dare to be Sassy Thursday # 134 and good luck in the prize draw!!!!!!


debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card Laurie, absolutely love it.

Unknown said...

Wow a super design Laurie ,with all these fab papers a gorgeous card, sadly I will never look like that again ha ha ha . Hugs Elaine

Star said...

This is so beautiful. Your coloring is just fab, and I do love SC images. =D Lovely design. Thank you for playing along with us at Sassy Studio Designs!

xx Star (SSD DT)

Kim. said...

This is a brilliant card, also loving the Saturated Canary images and this one is no exception. Beautifully coloured and designed.
Hope you don't have to work too hard this summer, yesterday and today must have been your best days of the year so far but so hard work.
Kim xXx

NanaConnie said...

Definitely tropical, Laurie, but does the shark fin eliminate the 'paradise' part? lol Love the expression on her face! Thanks so much for joining in our "Tropical Paradise" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Claire said...

Another gorgeous card, love the image and fabulous papers and warm sunny colours. Have a great day hun. Hugs, Claire x

Christine L said...

Now why do I want to sing the Jaws theme tune?? LOL!! Fabulous card hon..... love the image and layout, and as always you colouring is perfect!

Hope you're not run off your feet.... although in a way you do want to be busy.... but not TOO much!!

Btw - if you pop on over to my blog today, you'll see we're launching a new challenge blog for lovers of pink...(and I know you're one!!) We'd love you to join in the fun and help spread the word!

Christine x

Tracy said...

Not seen this image before Laurie, it's fabulous and your creation is gorgeous too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

Your card is so awesome..I have a question, how or where do you get your Saturated Canary images...

Thank you

Karen said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love this Saturated Canary image. I love all your embellishments and color choices. Prefect for the "JAWS" movie, however that is not our movie at Pixie Dust for thos challenge. Please play again when you have a chance and thank you for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Just brilliant Laurie, love the colours and fab image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft!
Helen x

Evelina Wikberg said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and the papers.Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs. xx