Tuesday 8 January 2013

Lace, Pins & Pearls @ Oldie But Goodie

Hello my lovely friends I think I'm back proper from now on, but things are still a little hectic here. My daughter is home from hospital after her operation and although in pain she is on the mend. The usual family crisis's reign supreme but I guess it keeps us all on our toes!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge a


and my lovely friend Debs has chosen the theme

Lace, Pins & Pearls

It took a while to kick start my crafting as I haven't really made anything since November before I went to Euro Disney, Germany and then Barbados! It may take a few weeks to get back in the swing of things, but here is my first attempt!

Its always a pleasure to colour in the gorgeous images from Saturated Canary and Violet Vintage 
was no exception - I just love her! She is my latest SC stamp - I want them all!
The papers are Basic Grey Little Black Dress and I coloured my roses in black using copics, those and the others are from WOC, the glass and metal flowers and the pins were bought from the NEC the first time I went about 3 years ago so they will be my 'Old' item. The black lace and black velvet ribbon have also been in my stash for ages.
Remember to tell us what you have used 
that is over 6 months old in your post.
Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some devine inspiration from my teammies. Sadly Lisa and Tracy have moved on to pastures new but I will still visit them often!

That's it from me today, thank you for sticking with me while I was absent, its great to be back

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - Inspired By A Song
(because I have used black lace I can't stop singing 'Agadoo'!)
Ooh La La - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Embrace the Old
Songbird Challenge - Paint it Black
Basic Grey - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Ribbon
MMCS - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Something New


Pooja said...

very beauyiful card ! The black rose looks interesting and i liked the way you colored the image !

Judith said...

Happy New year Laurie I think I'm about as behind things as you are lol - never a dull moment in your house - I hope your daughter recovers quickly, what a start to the new year. I'm making th most of my last few days off then the year starts with a bang - back to work to see if they've sorted some training out for me and on my days off I've got a baby to look after because my daughter goes back to work next week after 14 months off - I'll have him making cards in no time lol
I love this card black is always stunning when it's done right and you have definitely done it right - I haven't been to SC for ages - just as well it saves me money have a great week hugs Judith x

Janice said...

For goodness sake Laurie - Agadoo! I can't believe you've posted that!!! Love your card, your colouring and design, but now I've read about Agadoo I may have to revise my opinion of you and the card! And the worst bit...the song is now stuck in my head for the day - thanks love, have a good one, Jx

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW What a stunner my lovely friend but I'm with Janice - Agadoo - really Agadon't!!!

Hope Raegan is on the mend and not getting too frustrated.

Hope you are looking yourself as well :o)

Have a fab day
Debs xx

Highland Handmade said...

absolutely beautiful and so nice to see you back!! although so jealous that you went to disneyland without me!! :( hmph!! hope your daughter is on the mend!! xx

Naomi Johnson said...

A beautiful card. I'd say you're well on your way back into the swing of things. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

Sue said...

Welcome back Laurie!
Your card is stunning. I love that image and your colouring is wonderful. Such gorgeous papers and detailing too.
I'm glad your daughter has had her op, I hope the pain eases soon.
Hugs Sue

Kim. said...

It is lovely to have you back Laurie and I hope Reagan is being the model patient you would like her to be lol but at the same time making a speedy recovery and as pain free as possible.
Love, love, love this card, the black gives this card such an elegant look and the image is super cute.
Kim xXx

Jill said...

Well babe, you haven't forgotten how to make beautiful cards!
Love the image. I have her myself, but haven't had the time to colour her up yet. But noe I have to!!
Gorgeous work Laurie

cotnob said...

Such a Gorgeous card, fab image and you've coloured her beautifully.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Jane said...

wow you have been travelling the globe....hope you had a great time!
Lovely card, beautiful layout.

Unknown said...

Glad to see you back Laurie & glad your daughter is getting better. Beautiful card hon x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Laurie, I like the image the papers and the lace.
Kevin xx

Sonia said...

Fantastic card my dearest^_^
Love the image and the gorgeous details^_^
Brilliant work^_^
Big hug,

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! I love that sweet image and your coloring is perfect!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Crafting Belle said...

Wowee...I have had my eye on Violet Vintage for a while and I absolutely love what you have done with her, you're card is fabulous. Hugs Lisa xxx

Claire said...

YAY welcome back Mrs, great to see you here with a stunning creation - love the image which you have coloured beautifully and just love the papers and all the gorgeous elements. Have a lovely evening and I hope your Daughter is recovering from her op well. Hugs, Claire x

pinky said...

OMG woman you have been busy one way or another. So sorry to hear about your daughter and hope she will mend perfectly! Nice to have you back and its always nice to get back into a routine again lol. Sounds like you had lots of fun with your travels! Loving your gorgeous card, great come back one, perfectly stylish just like you mrs. Happy New Year to you. Hugs

Natalie Laurijssen said...

I love the Saturated Canary images, just like you. They are really fabulous. You have made a gorgeous card using that digi! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month. Good luck!
X - Natalie - X

Kathleen said...

Oh dear me, poor you, can't stop singing Agadoo, that must be the worst of your problems, anything else would be a breeze!
Fabulous card, love the black and a slight giggle at the glasses, Dierdrie Barlow or what and I used to have something similar, so my girls keep reminding me.
So envious of the flower display.

Kath x

Tammy said...

This is absolutely adorable Laurie! That image is so sweet and your coloring is stunning! So glad to be working with you on MAWTT!!
Big hugs, Tammy

Loopylou. said...

LAURIE!!!!!!! oh my! that song is gonna be stuck in my head all day now!! romfl!!! but a totally gorgeous card hun!!
Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! The pink and black colour combo is one of my favourites and your colouring is beautiful :-)
Kat x

Unknown said...

Totally gorgeous Laurie! Love the colours and that image is beautiful.
All the best for your daughter.
Hugs xx

Unknown said...

Totally stunning card. just love that image. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month. Good luck. Tracey xx

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from SSSS, love the image and the colors are just fabulous Hugs Terry xxxx

Mary J said...

She is adorable, Laurie! Cute buttons and love the black lace!


Hi Laurie
A gorgeous and beautiful card thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Janette said...

Hi Laurie,
WOW, What a stunning card, I love the image and your colouring is fab, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Christine L said...

Oooh Oooooh OOOOOH!! LOVE this... i have that image also and you have made such a fab job of colouring her! And i LOVE the black... of course, with the splash of pink!! It's just altogether GORGEOUS!

Hope Raegan isn't suffering too much hon... and that you're not while you look after her!!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Sue B said...

Aww she's gorgeous Laurie… and your colouring is beautiful !! Love the gorgeous papers with the black lace and the flowers are absolutely stunning!!
Hope you are doing ok hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Wendy said...

Happy New Year Laurie.Gorgeous card as always, she looks fabulous and loving the papers & pretty flowers too.
I must get around to making a SC card, all these DT cards keep getting in the way lol...
Hugs Wendy xx

Susan said...

Happy New Year !!
What a fabulicious card - love the image and your colouring is fantastic.
Glad you are back on British soil so you can share more of your creations.
Hugs Xxx

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card. Love that SC image. I found it difficult to find the ribbon, I presume it is on top of the lace? Thanks for joining our Anything Goes with a Ribbon at TG this week, hugs Sharon, DT

Desire Fourie said...

Laurie, this is just too beautiful. So love the design, colours and how you have matched her colours with those in the flower arrangement.
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Julie said...

Oh wow Laurie, what a gorgeous gorgeous card, you so haven't lost the knack! I did smile at your song choice, was my sons favourite as a toddler, he knew all the actions, awwww so cute! now 6'3",Seems so long ago! Hoping you are super fine,xxx

Krafty Kows said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card. Jeanette

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. The stamp is so lovely. Nice details.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer what a stunning creation, such a beautiful image also those papers, lace and flower display all look amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
lorraine x

Juls said...

This is fabulous!! I do love that SC image, love how you have coloured her and the elegant design of your card! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Oooh beautiful, but then when are your cards ever less that perfect!

Love that image, I nearly brought her once but recalled that I was on a stash diet and was good! Love that lace paper and your flowers are gorgeous.

Hope the pain subsides for your daughter soon, but good to hear she is on the mend.


Lisa Jane said...

Ooh i missed this ! I love the colours - right up my street .. glad to be back in the real world me with dates!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh my word...she's ADORABLE!! I can't stop staring at her. Beautiful card Laurie. The coloring is spot on and I love the buttons you added to her outfit. :)

Marjorie said...

Hi hunnie, sounds like you are catching yourself coming forward lol!! Do hope things get better for you soon:)... Stunning card as always lovely image and your papers and embellishments are beautiful!
Big hugs,

Jane said...

Ooooooo you have coloured her beautifully!
Thanks for sharing with us all at Saturated Canary!

cheryl said...

wow this is stunning hun can always tell your cards a mile off as your detail and colouring fantastic,love this ,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is stunning hun, I love the black and white papers and lace and the image is gorgeous, the pink really stands out beautifully too. Glad that your daughter is doing better now
Lindsay xx

Debs said...

A super sweet card..and one of my favourite images :-) ..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary..hugs Debs x

Lady E said...

Lovely card! Great image :) and pretty flowers!

Daniele said...

what a great card love the black papers so glad you joined us at OLL