Saturday 1 September 2012

Heck Of A New Challenge Starts Today

Hello my lovely lovely friends I'M BACK!!! Or at least I should be after this weekend, we are still open so I will be working but it will be more like normal hours from now onwards, which means I'm hoping to find time to create and comment again!!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge blog


and I'm super excited to be a part of this from the beginning
Please please please head over there and join us for our first challenge of

Anything Goes

I've been to the shop in Heckmondwike and the Mandies are lovely, I hope you will all support them.  On October 6th we are all meeting up again for a blog girls day in the shop, if you can make it book in FAST! Details on the blog.
This is a monthly challenge so that should give everyone plenty of time to enter, the challenge will close at 8pm on the last day of each month and a new challenge will begin on the 1st of each month.

I was still really busy when it came to making something for this challenge and was about to show you a picture of some cupcakes I'd made a while back for my DT contribution, lol, when I remembered I'd made this album from our trip to Italy and not blogged it!
Huge sign of relief!!!
I covered the chipboard album with the most gorgeous G.C.D. papers called 'Ella Blue'
I made all the pictures black & white then added a couple of colours back into them in Photoshop
We stopped at the 'Blue Train' restaurant on the way in Paris and it was AMAZING!!
We were with a fabulous bunch of characters - I never stopped laughing
Lake Garda is a beautiful place but Verona was my absolute favourite!
This year we went to the English Lakes and I've yet to make an album for that, maybe now I have a bit more time I'll get on with it.

Head over to the main challenge blog HERE to check out what the fabulous DT have created for some inspiration, there really is a complete collection of styles for you there! All the details can be found there including the winner of the opening candy that was up for grabs!
 The prize this month is a £10 voucher to spend in store or in the online sister shop Every Crafts A Pound  HERE

Thank you for stopping by and checking me out today, don't forget to enter my 'Birthday Candy' before you go, it really is a special one!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
The Stamp Man - Alter It
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Travel
Allsorts - Anything But Square
 Anything But A Card -  Anything But A Card


Janice said...

You are in a league of your own here with this one Laurie. What a fabulous album and a great keepsake of your trip! What a great opener to your new challenge. Have a great weekend, Jx

Lady E said...

Wonderful album! Pictures are realy funny :) I like the colours!

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow mrs. I was expecting cake but this is just fabulous.

I love the colours and the papers. A real fabulous way to treasure your trips memories.
I don't know whether I am coming or going at the moment but hopefully things will settle down here soon. Will be in touch
Lisa x

Mary J said...

amazing detail, Laurie - must have taken you aaaaages! Love it!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely wonderful, I like the papers and all the detail.
Kevin xx

Sonia said...

Oh dear friend this album is totally amazing:)
Love the colors and papers, beautiful details too:)
You were here,in Verona and Garda lake..near me:) Wonderful places:))
Big hug,

Alex H. said...

Hi Laurie, your album is really amazing... wonderful pages to remember a great time! ;-) Alex H.

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Laurie. I love the design and colours.

hugs Sue

Judith said...

This s wonderful Laurie - I've made word cards but never thought of an album - what a beautiful keepsake - its really gorgeous - hugs Judith x

Claire said...

WOW this is totally brilliant - I love the fact that you got a chipboard album that says Italy and it is beautifully decorated with those lovely papers and embellies. Have a great day sweetie. Love and hugs, Claire x

Lisa Minckler said...

I could NOT wait to see the inside of these pages. I dropped my jaw when I saw this. LOOOVE this idea and the massive amount of creative inspiration it gives. This is truly fantastic!

Crafty Loops said...

Wow Laurie this album is amazing. Lee x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just stunningly gorgeous. All the elements woks so perfectly together. Wishing you a fab weekend.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, This is a gorgeous album. Love the papers you have used, and all the details.
Thanks for joining us at TioT
Avril xx

Mummylade said...

your album is fantastic!! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts with your creation and good luck!

Kathleen said...

This is absolutely fabulous and the papers are lush, love all the embellies, just stunning.

Kath x

Brenda Brown said...

Hello my friend, lovely to see you back, I hope you are not too shattered from such a busy august at work.
Love this album, the colours and presentation, superb.
Thanks for your wonderful comments on my new DT position and current pieces, you are so lovely. Good luck with your new one too, it's all change isn't it?
Enjoy the end of the season and happy crafting again.
hugs {brenda} xox

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project it must hold so many happy memories for you. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

Wendy said...

Stunning project Laurie, a really gorgeous keepsake.
Hugs Wendy xx

Mallika said...

totally love your creation !
its bful
do drop by my blog sometime

Anita Scroggins said...

this is such a great album!! I love how many photos you were able to squeeze in!!

Words and Pictures said...

What a fantastic album... the chipboard basic is wonderful anyway - but what you've done with it is just amazing! Gorgeous papers, layouts, photos and embellishments capturing what looks like a wonderful holiday... thank you for the inspiration!
Alison x

Christine L said...

WOW WOW WOW hon! Love that album... where on earth did you find one that said 'Italy' in the letter??? or did you do that yourself?? So clever!! And what a brilliant way to cherish those memories!

Big hugs
Christine x

Evil Edna said...

what a wonderful record of a great trip. Thank you for sharing it with us at TIOT.EE

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant Laurie, I love it and what a super reminder of your holiday, Love Hxx

sues craft magic said...

This is stunning Laura, i love it , its been a long time since i made any word books , i really used to enjoy making them think i will have to start again ...Hugs Sue xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful album and fabulous details.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Sarah said...

Beautiful project Laurie. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week for our Anything But Square challenge x

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Your work is great!

Jessica Griffin said...

What a beautiful album!! So much detail in it, it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at!!


Debs said...

WOWZERS Laurie what a stunning project and a perfect keepsake of your trip- I love it!
Fabulous choice of papers.
Thank you for playing along with my Anything But Square challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.
Debs xx

Tkat said...

this album is amazing!!! love it! :)

Cat said...

What a gorgeous album! I love the soft neutral colors! Stunning! Thanks for joining us at!!