Tuesday 13 November 2012

Anything BUT Christmas @ OBAG

Morning guys, are you fed up with making Christmas cards yet? If so you will want to join in this week at


as my bestest blogging buddy Lisa has given us just that challenge!

Anything BUT Christmas!

I still have a million Christmas cards to make but a change is as good as a rest!
This was actually made a while ago before I went on holiday as my Mum had asked me to make some cards for her to send. I feel a little like I've cheated with no stamp but once upon a time that's how I made all my cards! Now I'm addicted to stamped images and I can't believe how much my card making has changed!
This was made for my Mum's friend, Phoebe, and she loved it - she got a bit emotional actually!!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this weeks challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Goodie Girls.
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Thats all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with an extra card I've sneaked in this week for Diva's. Thanks for stopping by and a big hello to my new follower Debby

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx


Janice said...

What a card! I'll bet Phoebe loved it, it is so beautiful Laurie. Everything about it is so lovely. Have a fun filled day, Jx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks so much for following me, now following you too. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the colours on this one, fabulous image too.

Debs said...

Beautiful card Laurie - it's definitely not cheating not to use a stamped image - the design and LO and embellies are all gorgeous.
Have a fab day my lovely friend.
Debs xx

ps I've cropped the picture :o) xx

brenda said...

What a lush creation Laurie, lovely image and the colours are great.

B x

Unknown said...

I so know what you mean. I started as a non stamper ... now everything is stamped lol.. this is so lovely honey xx

Pami said...

Gorgeous card as usual Laurie! I have these images somewhere as well! I know what you mean about feeling like it is cheating but the cards still look fabulous and to be honest there are so many gorgeous pre coloured images out there it would just be rude not to use them!! Pami x

Sue said...

This is stunning Laurie. I love the image and the colours are wonderful.

Hugs Sue

Crafting Belle said...

Gorgeous and Elegant card but I know what you mean about feeling like you've cheated using a topper I get that feeling too. Hugs Lisa xxx

Sonia said...

Wonderful card dearest friend^_^
This image is fantastic and charming^_^

Sue B said...

Wow!!! I'm not surprised Phoebe got emotional… it's SO gorgeous Laurie… you definitely shouldn't feel like you've cheated… lots and lots of fab design involved in this card and the papers and embellishments are absolutely stunning!! I love it! :-))
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Christine L said...

Hi Laurie..

Awwwwwww isn't it nice when a card is received with emotion like that... And no wonder for this is such a fab card!

Christine x

Lisa Jane said...

i dont think you cheated .. its a beautiful card ..and sometimes its good to do different and non stamped .. especially when you need a card quickly. I love the colours
Lisa x

Claire said...

This is just stunning and I love the colours, the image and all the beautiful elements. Hugs, Claire x

Kathleen said...

Stunning, love the colours and those fabulous flowers. Love the mesh and all the other embellie's.

I can't do flowers like that, G-- knows I've tried and I have quite a few so I have decided in the new year I am going to put them on as candy just to free the space.

You asked if my Daughter had Family the short answer is no, she has been married twice and a 5 year relationship that she ended 16months ago, thank goodness, she was 40 in August, so I feel that she will not have any children now, but she did lose a child to her second husband. She is God-Mother to loads of children and they all love her to bits and my Grandson's think she is the bee's knee's, it's a shame as she would have made a fabulous Mother. BUt things happen for the best or so we have to believe.

Kath x

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow!!! This is amazing..beautiful card hunnie...

Tracy said...

Hi Laurie
A really fabulous creation, I love this and your image is gorgeous too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ellen Taylor said...

What a fantastic card! I am sure Phoebe treasures it!