Tuesday 7 August 2012

Friends @ Oldie But A Goodie

Hello folks - I'm struggling a bit here with trying to keep up to date with my DT cards while working 7 days a week and all my good work of getting ahead has been caught up!
Just got this one done by the skin of my teeth!
It's time for a new challenge at


and this week the lovely Tracy has decided we should celebrate our


You can never have too many! I hope mine haven't forgotten me in my absence.

This cute little image is actually a fairly new purchase but my paper is really old so I still qualify! Lulu and her little sister are from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and I adore them!! The papers are the last few sheets from my Echo Park Be Mine pad but don't fear I bought a spare pad when I cut into the first few sheets! lol
The sentiment is a mixture of rub ons which also have been knocking around my craft room for a while (read years), the ribbon does actually match a lot more in real life - not sure what happened in this photo. I coloured with Copics and flowers are from WOC.

Head over to the main challenge blog for some great inspiration from the Goodie Girls and all the details of this challenge sponsored by

Remenber to qualify for the prize you must 
use an item over 6 month old and tell us what it is

Thank you so much for bearing with me during my busy work spell, I have a lovely little followers candy for you when I find a minute to post it!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Monochromatic
Songbird Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Sugar and Spice and Girly
The Ribbon Girl - Bingo (Ribbon, Pearls, Image)
Kraftin' Kimmie - Out Of The Box Technique
Crafty Catz - Pink
Totally Papercrafts - Monochrome
Charisma Cardz - Pink plus 1 (cream)
MMCS - Ice Cream Flavours (Strawberry)
The Sweet Stop - Sketch


brenda said...

Good morning Laurie,

Pretty in pink is spot on for this card, it really lovely.

I can imagine how difficult it is trying to juggle everything at the moment, I thought about you many times while forbidden have in this dreadful summer.

B x

Claire said...

This is definitely a pretty in pink card - love the colour, gorgeous image and layout. Hope you have a lovely day Laurie. Hugs, Claire xx

Hanna said...

Oh, what an adorable card Laurie! Love the pink and white colourcombo, it looks amazingly cute, and your design and colouring are fabulous!

Have a nice day!

Jill said...

I can never forget about you my sweet friend, you are way to good for that :)
Love the pink girly card Laurie and what a sweet image. Gorgeous pink colours and your WOC flowers are always a hit!
Take care of yourself while working my friend and remaber to breathe ;)
BIG hugs to the hard workin' gal ;)

Crea Astrid said...
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Crea Astrid said...

What a beauty. The colors are so sweet. Nice stamp.

Hugs Astrid.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, this is so sweet, and the image is adorable!
Don't work too hard.
Avril xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello lovely Laurie. I dont know how you do it. This is yet another fantastic creation, so beautifully crafted. I love the design and shades of pink. The border is fabulous, and that cute image is just so adorable.
Happy crafting my friend. You take care wont you.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Crafty Loops said...

Oh dear Laurie it sounds like you are a bit stretched at the minute. Hope you are looking after yourself. This card is really pretty. Lee x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Laurie .. this is soooo cute .. i love that image .. as an ex ballerina my self lol ( yes that's true! ) stop laughing Joel!!
Gorgeous papers .. sooo girly. Christine will love this one!
ps.. real friends don't forget ... they are always here!

Christine L said...

Lisa is SOOO right....... it's fabulous!! I have little hearts going upwards out of my eyes as I look at it (kinda cartoon like.... you remember?)...

That image is gorgeous... and the papers too.. which somehow found my way into my craft stash recently..

Went to Embsay again yesterday... met up with Sylvia from Poppy's Papercraft Patch.. had a little lunch, and a little craft shopping... and nice memories of meeting up there with you... and yes, Lisa is right again... Good friends are always here!

Big Hugs
Christine x

cheryl said...

oh hun this is stunning love that image and your detail is just incredible,know I have not met you yet,but I have been lucky enough to meet lisa and she is a lovely lady so funny too,and feel as though i know you,too Hun,so great friends,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Janette said...

Oh I love this sweet card, so cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sue said...

So gorgeous, I love the image, your colouring is beautiful and I love the pretty papers

Hugs Sue

Debs said...

Hello lovely Laurie - your card is almost as precious as you are my friend.
Gorgeous in every detail.
Once again I am wishing I could do more to help you out :o(
Have a wonderful day - your true friends are all still here :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Sue B said...

Aww we wouldn't forget you Laurie!!! we know that you're still there… just very, very busy!! I hope you are going on ok hun!
and your card is SO sweet! what a wonderful image… and you've coloured it beautifully… Love the scrummy papers and flowers and the pretty border…. it's all gorgeous!!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Michelle said...

So sweet!!!
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

Laura Bradley said...

This is so pretty Laurie - I love it! Thanks for entering it into the first ever Songbird Challenge! So exciting! Laura x

Janice said...

Ah Laurie, what can I say, this is too cute for words! Adore the image & your wonderful colouring. Lovely papers & a brilliant design - don't think you'll have a shortage of friends for this one! Jx

Pia S said...

This is such a beautiful design. Love how you've left a broad border of blank space, it makes the decorative paper and sweet image really stand out. Lots of beautiful details, yet not "over the top". I think you've done a great job with this card!

Gaynor Greaves said...

What a pretty card, love the layout and your image, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, Gaynor x

Jenni said...

Gorgeous I love it - particularly that image! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

Kathleen said...

This is just fabulous, sooooo very very pretty, great image and layout, everything just stunning. If you were under pressure with this then what would you have produced if you weren't.
Off again myself tomorrow so no internet for a week, back to Filey.
I am pleased that you have been too busy to post or comment as it means that business is good and lets face it, as the saying goes, make hay while the sun shines.
Just don't get too tired though.

Kath x

Ribbon Girl said...

Really pretty pink card - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge. Mary G x

Kathleen said...

Me again too, thank you so much, I really hope that we can meet again and hopefully for a bit longer than last time.
My e-mail is


Kath x

Jenny said...

So pretty. I love the pink on pink on pink and that image is just toooo cute. x

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just way too cute!! Your coloring is beautiful and those little girls are adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Laurie.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous Laurie, I love the sweet image, your colouring is fab, the delicate border is stunning and those flowers look wonderful, love it. Hope you are well and not working too hard
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

wow how beautiful is this card full of pinkiness...thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at Cfaty Catz hugs sassyxx

PaperDaisies said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. It's just beautiful.

Anne said...

cute as a button
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Tracy said...

Hi Laurie
This is so cute, loving your choice of image. Gorgeous details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the gorgeous pink and sweet image.
Thank you for joining us at the first ever Songbird challenge.

Lisa said...

Hi Laurie, Gorgeous card! Love this adorable image and pretty pink colour combo.

Hope you are not too rushed off your feet ... guess lots of peeps are heading to the Norfolk coast during this warm spell!

Lisa x

Myrto said...

Gorgeous card and superb coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy Designs!


Diane's Card Designs said...

Awww....such a sweet image and love the layout and colours.
Diane xx

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness How CUTE is this!! Love your Sweet Sweet image and Fabulous coloring! So Loving al the pink and pretty flowers too! Just Darling! So Glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Pami said...

OMG I LOVE THIS!! Send it to me! Hope all is ok with you hon, can't wait to see you soon(ish!) P x

Unknown said...

Laurie, I just left you a lovely (well thought out, carefully scripted, very funny comment) then I got an error message, so I don't know if it will get to you or not.

Basically I said love your cards, I won't forget you if you don't forget me and see you in September!!

Nope doesn't sound as good this time round ;-)


PS - Also got your gorgeous birthday card. No problems with it being late, strings out my birthday.

Curly said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Pink Challenge with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Berry said...

This is such a cute card Laurie just an adorable image! Thanks so much for my birthday card and pressie ya know you really are the sweetest! hugs Rebekah xx

Evelina Wikberg said...

So cute. Love the image and papers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hugs Eva GDT. xx

alethea said...

What a stunning card!! Love your colouring and those flowers!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Marjorie said...

Stunning card all the pink and isn't that such a lovely image of Lulu...beautiful flower spray too:)

Mary J said...

I love this Laurie! So super cute and beautifully coloured!

uksharon said...

This is gorgeous. Love everything about it. Great colour matches and design.
Thanks for joining us at Songbird challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Unknown said...

Fab papers Laurie, it's such a pity we have to cut into them isn't it lol. Love the colouring and that image is sooo pretty. Hope you manage to get a rest soon xxx

Melanie said...

Such a sweet card! Absolutely adorable girls...