Thursday 1 November 2012

By Heck I'm MAWTT

Goodness me what a job I was having to post this! I hope Mr Blogger isn't going to be this awkward again (notice I said Mr as anyone that awkward couldn't be female!! (Sorry Kevin!)
I'm actually feeling really sorry for myself as I failed to make a Magnolia DT yet again this week! Tilda is my all time favourite stamp and I seriously need an excuse to use the 100's of Magnolia stamps I've collected!! But alas it's not to be.

Today I have 2 different DT cards to post and I couldn't decide which was going to be first so I'm putting them both in the same post! (Can't have favourites lol)

First up my regular weekly post for


who have a fabulous theme this week

Stitch Up

I love this cute little Sassy Cheryl image and have been itching to use her, my stitching as you can see is 'faux' I did buy a mini sewing machine but a LOT more practice is required before I can actually use a card I've stitched!

Then as it's the first of the month


have a brand new challenge theme

50 Shades of Autumn

Neither of these makes were what I had originally planned to post for either challenge, but Lisa beat me to it with her make for the Heck of a challenge and as I'd made the same folded flowers with the exact same paper a quick change of plan was required! lol

My card, using 'Dreads' from the fabulous Saturated Canary is probably at least 42 shades short of the required 50, lol but as its for a 50th birthday I'm covered! (just joking you don't need all 50!)
I bought the 'Papermania' capsule collection paper pad for £1 when we visited the 'Mandy's at the Craft & Hobby Store in October. The Marianne flower florish was also from there.

Follow the links and head over to BOTH challenge blogs for lots of stunning inspiration from both teams and all the details you need for each challenge can be found on the respective blogs.

Thank you all for stopping by, I'm hoping to actually make something 'just for fun' this week - no DT work allowed!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter the Sassy Cheryl round card into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Get In Shape
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Nothing Square
Allsorts - In Stitches
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Anything Goes

I'd like to enter the Saturated Canary card into the following challenges
Scrapalicious - Happy Fall Y'all
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Fall Colours
The Ribbon Girl - Autumn Photo Inspiration
Craft Your Passion - Photo Inspiration
Bearly Mine - Flowers Galore
Shopping Our Stash - 3D Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Lets Celebrate
Stampavie - Autumn
Fab 'n' Funky - Die Cuts & Punches


Lady E said...

Another fab cards Laurie, you are so talented! Gorgeous colours and design. hugs

Mary J said...

Both totally gorgeous Laurie!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Laurie. Two fantastic creations. Fab designs and wonderful colours. Just perfect.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Sonia said...

Fantastic image dear Laurie and gorgeous card for all beautiful details^_^
Big hug,

Alex H. said...

Wow.. what a pretty! love the flower embellishment and the cute image, wonderful colouring! just perfect!
;-) Alex H.

Nannieflash said...

Two fabulous cards both coloured beautifully, love your flowers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are gorgeous Laurie, I like the sweet image and the shape of the first one, the image and all the flowers in the second.
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Love both of them Laurie, totally gorgeous cards, that Sassy Cheryl image is so adorable.
Hugs Wendy xx

Chris said...

Both these cards are fabulous!

brenda said...

Two fabulous cards Laurie, love the soft girly feel to the first one and the gorgeous warm autumnal colours of the second.

Thanks so much for joining in with my 'In Stitches' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Sue said...

Both cards are gorgeous Laurie. I love the images.
Your colouring is always so beautiful and you designs are really inspiring. It's such a shame that you didn't make it onto the Magnolia DT.
Hugs Sue

Pooja said...

I Loved both the cards ! First one is cute and second one has awesome flowers !

Debs said...

Good afternoon my lovely Laurie.
WOW - you are really spoiling us today with stunning makes - love the sweet adorable image of the first one - I'm off to have a browse when I finish here lol!!! And of course anything SC combined with your colouring talents can only be a good thing.
The Magnolia DT's are really missing a good thing not picking you - I would have you on a DT in a flash :o)
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts and Stampavie - good luck.
See you soon - only 8 more sleeps lol!!!
Take care
Debs xx

Sue B said...

Aww Love your MAWTT card Laurie… she is SO cute and brown and pink is one of my favourite combos!! :-)
and WOW love your 50 shades of Autumn card… your colouring is awesome and Love those scrummy papers and embellies!!
Hope you have a nice day!
Love and Hugs
Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW both wonderful creations Laurie, They are stunning. Oh you must post your Wreath too as Wanna nosey at it.
Its their loss over on the Magnolia blog as your cards are always amazing,
Love Hazelxox

Sarah said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous Laurie. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our In Stitches challenge x

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous sweetie...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hello again Laurie, I'm so pleased that I get to have another look at your gorgeous cards so that I can say a big thank you for taking part in the Fab n funky Challenge this week

Hugs Sue

Kathleen said...

Two stunners here.
Stitch up card is fabulous in the pink and brown, super cute image and love the flowers. Just bought a few more SC images tonight as she has offers on but didn't spot this one, wish I had.
Not a Saturated Canary fan but you seem to find really lovely images from them, but you are a classy lady, so you will find the classy images. The colours are fabulous and your flowers are simply fantastic. Brilliant card.

Kath x

Judith said...

You are nearly as big a cheat as me - but not quite! - at least you did two cards. Love them both, your MAWTT one is so cute I love that little girlie (I'm the same with stitching - definitely a faux girl!)and the second one is gorgeous, I love the colours and lovely flowers - a real stunner Have a great weekend hugs judith x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh these are both gorgeous .. i love the circular card .. just too cute .. but the colours in the autumnal card are just gorgeous .. sorry i have been a bit lapse commenting this week
Lisa x

Christine L said...

Hi hon

Oooh I love both of your fab cards... of course I love the first one cos of her pink hat and pink flowers... and that image is too cute!!

And the second.... wowww stunning colouring... and how dare Lisa pinch your folded flowers idea!! LOL

Big hugs
Christine x

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow stunning creations.
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge .
Hugs Emma xx

Shirley said...

WOW!!!! Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Totally LOL on the 'Mr. Blogger' comment! And you know it's SO TRUE!

Glad that it quit being ugly to you! This is a beautiful card! Love the color combination of the pink and brown. It's a stunner!
Thanks for playing in the Nothing Square challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Brenda Brown said...

Tow fabulous cards Laurie, the autumn one is so full of colour and I love all the embellishments you have used.
Sorry you didn't make the Magnolia team but from my perspective it's their loss my friend, you are super talented and your work is fabulous.
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Leslie Hanna said...

That's some serious flower action! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards. You got a bargain on that pad of paper for one pound!!! Wow.

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

Unknown said...

More fantastic cards Laurie - you really are on top form!


Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

50 shades of Autumn! HA! I love it. That's just stunning. Great job on the card and I love a little humor too. Wonderful creation in all my favorite colors and a great card for the Scrapalicious challenge this week. Cheers, Holley

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..what are the odds you two would do the exact same thing...hahaha..OH BOY..nice save there. BOTH of your cards are just amazing. Love the coloring on your circle scallop card and your fall offering for HOAC is filled with all my favorite things!!! :)
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Mau xx said...

Fab Creations Laurie as always.
I love them both :)
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Laney said...

Gorgeous card with gorgeous flowers hun!!love your work! thanks for joining us at BMC this time

Jackie said...

Two great cards, but love the 50 one fantastic display with the flowers, gorge colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this week. Jackie. GD

Dawn said...

"Mr"... yup! I hear ya!

love the pink/brown combo... totally cute card!!!
thanks for playing our Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

ScrappySandie said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous...both cards, but especially the 2nd one! I LOVE the flower arrangement...well, the whole thing!
Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at SOS this week!


Wow Laurie - two fabulous cards! Love love love the cute circular creation - the expression on her face is amazing, and pink with brown is one of my favourite colour combos.
The colouring on the SC card is gorgeous - love the embellishments too.
Hope you're having a happy week - Sylvia xx

Kim. said...

Wow Laurie these are both fab cards, especially love the image of the first one lol.
Sorry I haven't been by in a while, just not been up to it lately.
Kim xXx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Hey ya Laurie! Sorry Im late this week! Love both your cards hun! can not pick a fav this week lol Hope your doing well :)

Alica said...

so cool! great cards and I just looove all the flowers on the autumn one!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)