Friday 1 March 2013

Heck of a Challenge

Morning guys, can you believe it's the 1st of March already?  I can see that this year is just going to whizz by at this rate - blink and you might miss it!!

I'm back (AGAIN) today with a brand new challenge at


and today we have a lovely theme of

Butterflies and Pearls

As long as there at both on your card/creation somewhere - it fits!!
Here is what I came up with

I used my favourite Tilda from last years releases (I have so many now I'm getting confused - most unused!) and I also did a bit of masking with a Magnolia background stamp. The pretty papers are also last years, On The Bright Side from MME. My pearls are in the form of pearl sprays and my butterflies are a tiny punch and aslo there is a butterfly charm tied on.

Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details of the challenge, news on the prize you can win and lots of pretty amazing inspiration from the DT.

I love that I got time to play with my Magnolia stamps this week, I promised myself I was going to try harder this year to use my favourite things and I was starting to feel really guilty about buying new ones when I have so many I haven't used - ironic that I made a card using one of the few stamps I had already used!!

Thanks for stopping by again today, I've been a little preoccupied and only dropping in and out of blogland lately - I hope to change that soon!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda - Spots & Stripes
Magnolia Mania - Butterflies
Tilda's Town - F & F or U & E


A Casa di Ale said...



Mary J said...

Oh Laurie, I LOVE this one! The papers are perfect with her and I love the flower arrangement - you always do these so perfectly!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh my this is so pretty. Love the unusual colour combo and the cute little butterflies.
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Nicolchen said...

Your card is simply gorgeous...wonderful colours and fab design :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Mania ;0)

Hugs Nicole

SD pooja said...

Tilda looks cute always ,what I liked most is the way you have layered various pps on card and placement of beautiful embellishments !

Sonia said...

Absolutely wonderful card^_^
Lovely image and gorgeous embellishments^_^
Have a beautiful weekend,

Sue said...

Stunning card Laurie. I love the image, your colouring is wonderful and the details are all so beautiful too.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Lin said...

So soft and sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous colour combo, different and lovely. Love my Tilda's too. Just purchased a LOT. Lovely display of flowers and butterflies....lovely paper annie

Unknown said...

Life gets in the way of crafting sometimes doesn't it? A beautiful card with lots to see on it. Xx

Debs said...

Oh my this is a real beauty - you can really tell how much love has gone into this one my lovely friend.
Stunning in every detail.
Take care
Speak soon.
Debs xx

Susan said...

Beautiful Laurie - each and every detail.
Colour combination is just fantastic.


Janice said...

She's a beauty Laurie! Coloured to perfection & I love the papers & colours you've chosen too. Can't remember when last I did a Tilda - I really should dig her out too! Hope you have a super duper weekend, Jx

Judith said...

I love all your tiny details Laurie -this is such a pretty card - glad your getting your Tildas out for a change!!! Hope life is being kind to you just now - have a great weekend hugs judith x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, I like the sweet Tilda image the papers and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow this is amazing hun and so love the colours you have used...
hugs and xxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh sheis a darling .. i love her little petal skirt .. and the colours are beautiful
Lisa xx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Laurie, ove the colours.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Wendy xx

pinky said...

This is so so gorgeous Laurie, love the stamp of course, but your layout is just so beautiful.Feeling much better now, even went out for tea with my hubby and had a DESSERT!! It was heavenly lol and pain free.

Kathleen said...

Despite the wings and butterflies I love this card, fabulous papers and spoiling us with not only one fabulous flower display but two. Brilliant colouring as always.
I am going to shock Lisa by entering this challenge with a butterfly on my card, don't tell her lol.
Have a great weekend.

Kath x

Claire said...

A beautiful card Laurie - love the sweet image, coloured fabulously and I love the layout and papers too - another stunning creation - you rock them every time. Have a lovely weekend sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

Great card! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Alex H. said...

Such an amazing card! Your colouring is just perfect! And all the flowers around the image... wow... beautiful!
Hugs, Alex H.

Lisa Minckler said...

Unbelievable coloring!!! I'm blown away. This is so pretty Laurie. :)
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,
Sorry I haven't visited for a long time. My laptop is at the repair shop so it's difficult for me to visit or post. Hopefully I get it back very soon.
Your card is so gorgeous!
I hope you have a lovely week-end.
Hugs xx

craftygranny said...

Beautiful card i love it . Can you mail me at please as you were a winner in our Challenge. congratulations hugs trisha x

Christine L said...

Ooooh she's absolutely gorgeous hon.... and wowwww to your stunning colouring and layout!

Big hugs
Christine x

Christine said...

Stunning cute Tilda creation gorgeous colouring & design..sadly I'm having trouble finding your STRIPES for the Totally Tilda chall theme of Spots and Stripes..We hope to see you again soon with more of your beautiful Tilda creations..

Thanks for sharing with us.. Christine TT DT entry manager x

Tracy said...

Hi Laurie, your card looks great, love the way your image is coloured to blend so perfectly with your papers. Thankyou for joining us at Simply Magnolia. Tracy xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Laurie… what a fab Tilda image and your colouring is beautiful… love those scrummy papers and embellies… the flowers are gorgeous… and those sweet little butterflies are just perfect… :-)
Sorry I haven't been around for a while… hope you had a good weekend!
I LOVE your lovely ladies card… it's a corker hun!
Have a good week!
Love Sue xx

ScrappyAndrea said...

Pretty card! Love the papers!
Thanks for sharing with us at Magnolia Mania!
Hugs, Andrea

Kim. said...

Aw what a beauty this is, cutie image and as always beautiful embellished.
Kim xXx

Riet Kamstra said...

Just adorable Laurie. Love it all what you did here! Thanks for playing with us @ Tilda's Town this week!


Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Laurie! Adorable scene and I love your colours! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

Rosie said...

This is gorgeous! I love the touches of black...amazing! Thank you so much for entering the Challenge! The Design Team appreciates the time you invested in your project and for joining our challenge. Hugs, Rosie