Monday 1 April 2013

Just Add Water @ Heck Of A Challenge

Good Morning and Happy April Fools to you all, make sure your wits are sharp and don't get tricked!! I'm busy working, well working but not sure I'll be busy!!
I'd much rather be in front of the fire crafting today but I have to do something to earn my crafty spending money and I do enjoy spending money!!

As I mentioned it's the first of the month (Geeez it's going quick) and it's time for a brand new challenge at


This month before she left us Lisa M choose

Just Add Water

Just before I show you my card you might like to know that we are looking expand our DT and have a DT call on which you can find all the details to on the challenge blog. It would be great to have some new play mates!!

I've used the uber cute 'Waiting For Rain' from Mo Manning, these images really colour up so lovely, and this isn't the first time I've used her lol I love it when that happens - it just doesn't happen very often!!
The fabulous papers are a new purchase, couldn't resist them I'm afraid, they are from 'Stampin' Up' there is a link to the lovely Zoe in my side bar, she is soooooooo helpful and lovely!
The little duck was a button, I cut the back off with my wire cutters. The photo isn't very good I forgot to put the macro on, so as I was so close it's a bit out of focus. I've used my trusty bow maker to shape the lush bow - I'd be lost without that little tool! I did have a sentiment on a cloud but I took it off as it just wasn't right!!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of the challenge and some gorgeous watery delights from the DT and we have a couple of stunning GD's joining us today, so please show them some love.
While you're there you can check out the fabulous prize on offer from the 2 Mandy's at

The Craft & Hobby Store 
or their on line sister store

That's all from me today, this is scheduled again - I hope I'm not too cold at work!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Mo's Digital Pencil - E is for.....Expecting Rain?
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (2nd Entry)
Joanna Sheen - Come Rain or Shine
Crafts 4 Eternity - Cute as You Like
Pink Gem - Make It Cute
Pan Pastels - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Cute
The Cutie Pies - Favourite Film (Singing In The Rain)
The Pink Elephant - 3 DP's + Favourite Embellishment


brenda said...

Love the backing papers Laurie, they compliment the image perfectly.

Enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday.

B x

Debs said...

Gorgeous as always.
Debs xx

Mary J said...

Such an adorable card, Laurie!

sue w. said...

Hi Laurie, love this cutie and the papers are fab. Wonderful bow too.
Hugs Sue W.

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Laurie, I hope you have had a good Easter and not had to work all of the time. It's so bloomin cold here.
Love your bright card to cheer us up even if it does depict rain lol. Gorgeous papers and design as always. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation at PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Janice said...

Lovely card Laurie and a lovely bow. Jx

Margreet said...

gorgeous colouring and lovely bright next Friday: I'll be using my won candy at you for the 2nd time!

Lisa Jane said...

Hello Laurie .. hope you have been moderately busy but also got some time for yourself this Bank Holiday .. your card is so cute and i love the papers... that bow is rather luscous too.. so i guess i love it all lol.
Have a great day
Lisa x

Lisa Minckler said...

I think I'm in love...this image is too too perfect. :) Love what you've done with the water challenge Laurie. She's beautiful.

NickScrapShack said...

This is so sweet! Adorable!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lauire, I like the sweet image the papers and the big bow,
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

All I can say is this is just so so cute. I love your take on our "E" challenge "Expecting Rain".. Now how smart is that. OMG your coloring and the way your placed that ever adorable duck is just magnificent. Perfect papers, perfect bow, well perfect everything. LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for playing along at Mo's this week.


Lisa xx said...

oh how sweet is this! gorgeous card.

thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, you're colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card. I love the sweet image, wonderful colouring and such fabulous papers and detailing
Hugs Sue xx

Jingle said...

This is such a beautiful card! Awesome mix of patterns and colors! I love this! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

mags said...

This is lovely Laurie. The backing papers are just perfect for the image.

Teresa Kline said...

cute card, fabulous coloring...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Sheryl said...

The image is as you say beautiful and your colouring has brought her to life perfectly. Love those DP

Great to have you with us at the Paper Shelter this week, hope you join us again next time.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and fabulous image. Hugs, Claire x

Kathleen said...

You poor thing, I really hope that you haven't been too cold today and trade was better, (oops that may sound a bit odd to some people)

Fabulous card, love the papers and the cute image, not to mention the fandaby bow.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Laurie, love it!
Hugs Wendy xx

Berry said...

This is stunning Laurie! These images do colour up well esp when you can colour as well as you do, this is superb! Love this image too so cute hugs rebekah xx

Sally said...

Another fabulous card Laurie. Everything works so well together. Love the lil duck too.
Hope you has some customers over the weekend :)
Hugs Sally xxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

jane stillman said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the backing papers and image. Thank you for joinig us over at Glitter Sparkle this week, good luck x

Alyx said...

Oh, this is lovely! Such gorgeous colours, clean layout and fab image. Love it.

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is just so adorable! I love the papers and what a scrummy bow! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter hugs Susan x

Shannon83k said...

You chose beautiful colors to go with that stamp! Great Job!
Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

Christine L said...

Hi hon

Love this gorgeous Mo image.. You're right.. they are so lovely to colour... And you've made a fab job! Perfect layout and papers also... Think I may have some more to add to my SU wish list now!

Big hugs
Christine x

Anja said...

How cute is this? I am so in love with your gorgeous bright card, Laurie! Absolutely fab design and stunning coloring! And "E" for "Expecting rain" ... I looove it! ;-)
I am glad you joined us at Mo's Digital Pencil! Hope you liked my "E" challenge.

Hugs, Anja

Sue said...

Hello again Laurie, Thank you for entering your cute card into in A Gem of a Challenge this week
Hugs Sue

The Craft Bug said...

Love the colours really cute xx

Amanda said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week

Iulia said...

Beautiful card, Laurie! Love the colors, and those lovely papres matching so perfectly!
Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's this week!
Hugs, Iulia

Unknown said...

Oooh.. LOVE this card! Those papers match perfectly!!!

Thank you for joining us at Mo's Digital Challenge last week.

Hugs from Tine

craftygranny said...

gorgeous image , fab colours and colouring and great card . Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO cute Laurie! and your colouring is perfection!! I love the bright and cheery papers… the brolly one is fab! and I love the little duckie!!… so sweet! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

cebelica said...

I love these bright and cheerful papers you used on your card. They are really pretty. And so is the image you chose. It matches the papers perfectly and you colored it beautifully. Fab work! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

Tess Ekwall said...

Beautiful card,love the gorgeous image and layout. Hugs, Tess.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card your colouring is stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Cutie Pie.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really adorable, love that cute image and your colouring is fabulous
Lindsay xx

Words and Pictures said...

I love this image, and your colouring is gorgeous... great card!
Alison x