Tuesday 27 November 2012

Let It Snow @ Oldie But A Goodie

Hello lovely people, I'm all in a tiz this week flying around here there and everywhere and I don't know if I'm coming or going!! I'm so behind and I have no chance of catching anything up this side of Christmas. Apart from a couple of cards I've made weeks ago and scheduled, I will be absent for a while. I have to apologise to all my DT blogs for not being around. It's all about to get even busier at the crack of dawn tomorrow when I head off to EuroDisney with my Son, via lunch in Paris, from there I get the train to Frankfurt then on to Eisenach on Friday evening to meet my Husband and friends. We fly home late Sunday evening then Monday morning I head off to Leicester overnight to get my Mums shopping and chores done before I get whisked off (and this is the part you all feel sorry for me) to Barbados!! OMG! I'm so excited though goodness knows when I'll get to fit in my Christmas shopping/wrapping/card writing etc.....

Enough excitement for now, its time to get on with the new challenge at


and this week lovely Tracy is hosting with a theme of

Let It Snow

This is what I came up with
Now I know what you are all thinking....this is a fairly new image and I'm supposed to be using things at least 6 months old for this challenge - well I have, the paper is from last Christmas, and my Magnolia Pointsettia die I've had at least 1 year if not more and this is the first time I've used it!! Shame on me as I'm really loving that flower. It's all been glittered and curled using Aileens glitter snow that I got at the NEC, I glittered the Tim Holtz Snowflakes edger die cut too and they look fab in real life. This goes to show that you can all enter our fab challenge as long as something on your card is at least 6 months old and you tell us what it is!

Be sure to check out the main challenge blog for all the details and this week we have a fabulous new sponsor

while you're there check out the fabulous inspiration from the Goodie Girls.

Before I go I just want to share what was delivered
 to me last Friday on my 29th wedding anniversary
29 gorgeous red roses!! Each year I get the relevant number, it's certainly making up for the early years when he was being a cheapskate!!
That's all from me today - I'm off to pack!!

Thanks for looking
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
though I may not be around much.
Midweek Magnolias - Dreaming of a White Christmas
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
SFTW - Texture
Stamptacular Sunday - Winter Bliss
Songbird Challenge - Deeper Shade of Blue


Christine L said...

Morning Laurie

Well firstly.... your card is fabulous... I really love blues (yes that's me talking!) on Christmas cards.. and I love that poinsettia die too!

Now...... WOWWWWWWW you're going to be enjoying yourself!! Sounds like you'll have a fabulous time.... Paris, Germany (hope you see lots of Christmas markets there!), Leicester (oh ok, but your Mum is there so that's wonderful too), then flippin Barbados!!! You sure know how to make us all green with envy!! Just one word.... ENJOY!! It couldn't happen to a nicer person! And we'll still be around when you get back waiting to hear all about your travels!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Janice said...

Great card Laurie & even greater holiday plans. Hope you have a brilliant time at all your holiday destinations, you deserve the break after working so hard in the summer. Belated Happy Wedding anniversary & your flowers are gorgeous. Have fun Caribbean Queen! Jx

Unknown said...

OK so now I'm picking my jaw up from the floor both from the effect of the card and the travel plans!! WOW - if you ever fancy swapping places, I'm first in the line!

I think you should re-name your blog Jet-set Diva ;-)

Belated Happy Anniversary as well!

Have fun.


Mary J said...

What a fab image, Laurie! Gorgeous elements and gorgeous colouring!

Sue said...

Hello Laurie
Your card is stunning. I love the image, gorgeous colours and such beautiful detailing.

It sounds like you have a very busy yet enjoyable time ahead of you. I hope you have a wonderful time and hopefully get some time to relax.

Belated Anniversary wishes to you too, your roses are gorgeous.

Take care
Hugs Sue

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous laurie, I like the sweet Tilda the colours and the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice details and colouring.

Hugs Astrid.

Pooja said...

This is beautiful card !I liked the wreath and snowflakes.

Tracy said...

Oh lucky Laurie,
Firstly what a fabulous design, love your creation and the image is fab too.
I hope you enjoy all your trips and destinations, safe trip.
Love your anniversary roses too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

Your card is gorgeous ... as always my lovely friend .. and those roses are megamazing...he did come up trumps.. and i hope you have a fabulous few weeks - you deserve it .
want to see lots of pics
Have fun.. chillax
Lisa x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is So gorgeous Laurie! love the cute Edwin image and the papers and embellishments are awesome! :-)
Love those roses aren't they a beautiful shade and shape! it's so sweet that hubby buys you the number of years of your Anniversary!
Hope you have a wonderful time on your travels… sounds like you are going to some fab places…. so enjoy!!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Vicky said...

This is so so gorgeous I love blue cards, they are my faves & this is a beauty. Love the snow effect.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at Midweek Magnolia's, good luck & hope you will join us again :0)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

P.S. Your roses are sooooooooo beautiful hope you had a fabulous time.

Teresa said...

Superb card Laurie, and perfect for our challenge.
Love your roses too.
Thank you for sharing with us at Midweek Magnolias White Christmas Challenge, best of luck in the draw. Teresa xx

Tina Makuc said...

This card is gorgeous Laurie!!
Love the papers and all the small details.. Your colouring is amazing!!
Thanks for playing with us at Midweek Magnolias this week!
Hugs, Tina

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card, love the layout and all the scrummy blue papers and what a fabulous image.
Well young Lady I hope you have a fantastic time on all your jet setting and so what forget the Christmas shopping, shops will be open Boxing Day.

Kath x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card laurie and enjoy yourself sweetie, have fun.
Thank you so much for joining us for “A Deeper Shade of Blue ” at
The Songbird Challenge and GOOD LUCK .
Hugs Elaine

Claire said...

Hello lady of leisure LOL - I absolutely love your card, has a really frosty feel to it, fab image and love all the glittery dies and as for those roses, just amazing and must cost a fortune!!! Sending you hugs and love in your tiziness world. Claire xxx

Cathy Lee said...

Fabulous card. I just love this Edwin stamp. Gorgeous papers, snoflakes and poinsettia. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.
Cathy Lee

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, I love this Edwin stamp.
The roses are beautiful, congratulations on your 29th anniversary.
Becky xx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card dearest Laurie and happy holidays my friend:)
The roses you received are Wonderful:)
Big hug,

Debs said...

WOWZERS my lovely friend this is stunning - love the frosty feel to it - the fabulous image and amazing colouring and all the gorgeous dies.
And your roses are to die for - you are so worth every penny they must have cost :o)
Enjoy your holiday(s) - relax and make the most of them. Give Mickey a hug from our shared Gran-daughter - she loves him to bits.
Take care and speak soon.
Debs xx

Sharon said...

wow Laurie I can certainly understand why you may be absent from the blogging world for a while. Enjoy your many destinations - I think you are definitely saving the best till last.
Your card is gorgeous. Love the cute image and the embellishments and papers are stunning.
Hugs Sharon. x

Danielle C said...

Just a gorgeous card! I love the poinsettia and your coloring of that fab image, the papers and blue colors, too! Happy Anniversary and have fun in Barbados! Thanks for joining the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week hope to see you again when you get back!

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous too.
Sound like an exciting time ahead, have a wonderful time.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card love the colour combination and the scene, i need this edwin :)
thank you for sharing at stamptacular

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, I love the papers and all the details, fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town challenge

mae said...

What a lovely card you have made! I love the blue colors! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week.

Teresa said...

This is a beautiful card, thanks for joining in our Anything goes challenge at Tilda's Town this week. Teresa xx

Kathleen said...

super gorgeous card, Lovely details and design. Thanks for joining us this week at Tildas Town
Kat xx

Suzette said...

Fantastic job Laurie, it's been awhile how are you?. Thanks for joining in the stamptacular challenge this week.


Laura Bradley said...

That is a gorgeous card Laurie! I love that image and the whole thing is just too adorable! Those flowers are gorgeous - sounds like you are one lucky lady with all this jetsetting and Barbados .. very jealous! Have a lovely time! Laura x