Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Happy Birthday @ Diva's

Good Morning guys, I'm here today (hopefully as this is scheduled again!) with a brand new challenge at
and its nice and simple the way I like it with a fab theme of 
Happy Birthday

I've used a super cute image from LOTV that I've been itching to colour up and some papers from DCWV that have been in my stash for years! The flowers have also been knocking around for ages and yet again I USED MY CRICUT to make my sentiment! Lisa it will be worn out at this rate lol!

Head over to the main Diva's challenge blog HERE to see what the girls have created for your inspiration and all the details on the fabulous prize up for grabs from this weeks sponsor

I'm really sorry I'm not about guys I promise I haven't forgotten anyone just busy at work with the sunshine - I will be back!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lillies Little Fairies - A Touch Of Romance
The Ribbon Girl - Aqua, Blue and Terracotta
Ooh La La - 1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments
Papertake Weekly - Make Your Own (Sentiment)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Birthdays

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Fin-Tastic Day @ OBAG

Hello my lovely people, this is a scheduled post as most of the children are all on school holidays and we should be as busy as we can be at work for the next 6 weeks so my visits will be few and far between even more so if the sun is shining!!
Today I'm here for a new challenge at


and my best blogging buddy Lisa is at the helm and has given us a

Photo Inspiration Challenge

And here is my take on this photo

I've used another fantastic Saturated Canary image, they are so easy to colour I'm hooked on them at the minute! The papers are Fancy Pants from last summer's Beach Babe 6x6 pad. The flowers and ribbon have been in my stash forever and the 'Fin-tastic' sentiment was printed on my computer and cut with a MFT label die.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some fabulous inspiration from the girls, you can also check out the prize from this weeks sponsor

I really am sorry to be AWOL but as we only have 6 major weeks at work its quite full on during this time and we work long hours 7 days a week, but I can assure all you guys out there I will be back stalking you all again before long!!

Have a great summer (now its here!)
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pink Elephant - Summer
Cupcake - The Ocean
The Crazy Challenge - Under or Beside The Sea
Stamptacular Sunday- To 'Die' For
Dream Valley - Summer
Crafty Ribbons - Seaside
Sassy Design Studio - Hit The Beach
Pixie Dust - Movies Challenge - JAWS
Tuesday Throwdown - Tropical Paradise

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Pink, Pearls & Pretty @ MAWTT

Hello again guys I'm back with a brand new challenge today over at


and this time the lovely Mau is in charge and wants to see some

Pink Pretty Pearls in your Celebration

I really enjoyed making this card
using Marry Me from Saturated Canary
I have purposely left the sentiment off as I thought I might add the recipients names when I have someone to send it to! Coloured with Copics. The yummy papers are from Maja Designs they are from the 6x6 Vintage Summer collection and they are super swoony! All my flowers came from Wild Orchid Crafts as did the pearls and the heart border is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die.

Make sure you head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and check out the fabulous inspiration from the DT this week.

We are sponsored by

who are offering the winner 3 packs of Die Cuts.

Thanks for stopping by,
did you know its going to be hot and sunny next week? woohoo!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts - Shabby Chic
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girlie
Crafts & Me - R & B (Ribbon and A Bow)

Monday, 16 July 2012

I'm Still Here!

Hello folks, bet you thought I'd forgot about you all! Lol
This working lark really interferes with your crafting life and I'm trying really hard to get ahead with my DT stuff so I don't have to miss any challenges while I'm busy at work.

I do however have a card I can post that I had to make for a new arrival recently.
This is the 3rd time I've used this digi stamp (the 2nd will be posted soon) So I'm guessing this is probably my most used stamp EVER!!
Isn't this the most cutest image from Mo Manning?
Coloured with Copics and shapes cut with Nesties its also the most simplist card ever made.

Right have to dash!
Sorry for my infrequent visits to you all, normal services will resume in September!


Love 'n' Hugs Laurie 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Free For All
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Your Best Colouring
Joanna Sheen - Going Round In Circles

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Smashing Followers Candy

Hi Guys I'm here as promised to give you a bit of candy as a way of thanking my lovely followers for putting up with me!

This is ONLY for my followers so please don't enter if you don't want to follow me, that wouldn't be fair to my real friends/followers.

I have a super K & Co. Smash Book for one lucky winner so if you want to play all the usual rules apply:

  1. Be or become a follower
  2.  Put the Picture in your Blog/Sidebar
  3.  Enter your name in the Linky (if I've done it right and its there!) Best leave a comment too just encase!
This is open till the end of July and I will pick a winner and announce it on the 1st-2nd of August 

I will post internationally.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Flower Power @ Oldie But A Goodie

Well guys can you believe the sun shone all day yesterday but no doubt today will be another very soggy morning - lovely weather for Ducks - we're having! 
Is anyone else as hot as me or is just my age! I have never been so humid and grumpy!

Anyway that's far too much information for a Tuesday morning! 
I'd like to thank everyone for all the fantastic entries we had to the last challenge and today I'm here with a fabulous new challenge at


and this week Francesca is hosting with a fab theme of

Flower Power

Groovy baby or what! We all love flowers don't we?
Once again out came the flower trio dies from MFT they really are one of MFT! lol The spotty paper is from my stash and didn't have a name and the red check is Stampin' Up. I printed out the sentiment on my computer and used a MFT label die to cut it out.
The fab little image is from this weeks sponsor, 
the mighty Bugaboo
It's called 'Ladybug Stack' and I LOVE IT!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the team, the girls have done a great job this week!

Remember to qualify for the prize you must use something that is at least 6 months old and remember to let us know what it is in your post!

That's all from me today, I will be back later in the week with a little candy for my lovely followers - I can't believe I have so many and I want to thank you!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Spots
Phindy's - Initials ( Lots of Ladybugs = Laurie Large)
Paper Play - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Gardeners World
DYSU - Red
Paper Shelter - Flower Power
Totally Stampalicious - Favourite Embellishment
The Friday Sketch Challenge - Carole's Sketch 21
Catch The Bug - July Anything Goes

Friday, 6 July 2012

Hello again folks told you I'd be back lol
I'm here with another preview of the fabby new release Christmas stamps at

Crafty Sentiments Design

This time it's Santa's Wish List and isn't he a cutie? I hope I'm on his nice list!!
All the details of the new release can be found HERE
I've used paper from the Bo Bunny Blitzen 6x6 pad and a Prima Pointsettia, the numbers and 'dec' were cut on my (much used at last) Cricut!
Coloured with Copics and edged with Distress Ink, thats about it!

I'm away at my Mums so I hope this post went up!
When I get back I'll link it up to some challenges.

Have a great weekend - I hope it stays dry for you

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Getting Sentimental @ MAWTT

Hello again yet another post from me this week - you will all be fed up with me at this rate lol though I hope not!
This time its a new challenge at


The lovely Hazel has halved our workload for the summer holidays and we are going fortnightly till the end of August yeah!! I might be able to keep up!!
This week my lovely lovely friend who I will meeting soon, Debs is hosting and she wants us to get all
(Fabulous theme Debs) make a sentiment your main focal point

Not sure if you can tell but its black and cream, looks a bit white on this picture, it hasn't photographed too well which is a shame as it really is rather nice even if I do say so myself! lol
That fabby sentiment was from  Create With TLC  I was pointed in that direction by the lovely Jill
The shapes were cut with my Nesties, the ribbon is Stampin' Up and the flowers are a mixture of MFT flower trio dies and mini punches and I coloured in the pearls with copics. Really plain and simple and no colouring!!

We are sponsored this challenge by
and all the details can be found at the main challenge blog along with some gorgeous inspiration from my lovely teammies. Remember you have 2 weeks to join in this time!

Thats all from me today, I will be back once more this week with another Crafty Sentiments preview stamp - told you it was busy this week!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampavie & More - Lots of Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Allsorts - In Bloom
Crafty Cardmakers - Make Flowers
Paper Shelter - Flower Power

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Red White & Blue @ Diva's

Hello my lovely blog friends I hope all is well in your corner of the world.
A very happy Independence Day to my friends across the pond.
I'm back  today with a brand new challenge at
and as today is Independence Day Rebekah has gone all

Red White & Blue

I've used a stamp that I've been dying to colour up for ages! Tracy Chapstamp, (the names are as fabulous as the images) from the fantabulous
Kenny K Downloads

The papers are from Bo Bunny 6x6 Liberty pad and the big blue star matt is from their 'Noteworthy' set of the same Liberty collection. I coloured my star pins in to match with Copic markers and the 'Celebrate' was cut on my Cricut (lol how did I cope without it!)

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Diva's.

That's all from me today but I'll be back tomorrow with a new card for MAWTT.
Thanks for your visit and any lovely comments, I'm a bit busier at work now the 'summer' has technically arrived but I will do my best to get to visit soon.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Stars 'n' Stripes
Incy Wincy - Patriotism (UK red, white & blue
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Patriotic
Stamptacular Sunday - Red, White & Blue and sparkle too
Cute Card Thursday - Patriotic
Delightful Challenges - Celebration
Fab 'n' Funky - Stars and or Stripes

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Merry Christmas from The Ladybugs!

No I haven't gone mad well just not as far as this post title anyway! It really is Christmas at

I'm quite pleased about that as I need to boost my Christmas cards and boost it I have with a fab new release!! Yeah Go Kerry' These are gorgeous and I can't wait to get my hands on some more, my image is called 'Handbag Tree Delight' and its one of 6 in a fabulous new range called
Christmas Delight
which ties in fabulously with this weeks challenge
Christmas In July
and to make things even more exciting....we have a brand new Ladybug on the block!
Check out the lovely SUSAN and give her lots of ladybug love!!
 I've used Kerry's Ladybug font to add my sentiment to the front and the holly flourish is a die cut from Cheery Lynn.

And we are celebrating this new release with a blog hop so you should have arrived here from the lovely SALLY

You are collecting letters along the way, but don't worry if you get lost, just head back to the challenge blog HERE and start again.

The letter you need from me is H.

Remember to leave a comment on each DT members blog as you visit, and the challenge blog. When you have all your letters rearrange them to find the answer and email it to Kerry at 

One lucky person will win the whole set of new images and 5 more of you will win 2 images each - WOW and thats along side all of the prizes up for grabs in the challenge!

Right now you need to be running along! Next on the hop is the big boss herself!

Happy Hopping!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx 
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pan Pastels - Use A Digi
Secret Crafter - Christmas
Totally Papercraft - Can You Digi It
Phindy's Place - Inspired By A Song (The Holly & The Ivy)
Crafty Ribbons - Clean And Simple
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas In July

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Ladybug Madness!!

Well I'm a bit late to the party but at least I got here in the end! 
Darn work is really interferring with my blogging!

I'm here to tell you all that head Ladybug Kerry has gone mad and has slashed the prices of cling stamps in half for the whole of July & August, while stocks last.
Head over to the LCI store HERE to pick up a bargain

and if that wasn't enough excitement take a gander at this

A new release AND a blog hop!!

I can't take all this excitement - I'm off to get my order in QUICK!

See you all Tuesday

Laurie xx