Thursday 25 April 2013

Moving Along With A New Baby!

Hello folks, no don't panic I'm not expecting! It's just  a post title lol Though I have to say I love babies and I wish my kids would hurry up and have some!! I'm desperate to be a Granny, I know I know I'm far too young lol (I wish)

Well I'm back from my holiday in the sun and burnt to a crisp too, a lovely shade of peeling, red and brown with the odd bit of sun bleached hair thrown in for good measure!!  The temperatures were sky high and peaked at 42 degrees on the Saturday. It was really good to get away but I don't think I've managed to resolve my problems and I kind of wish I was still there!

I had this card all made ready and scheduled as today we have a brand new challenge at


and the lovley Marita is hosting her 
first challenge with us and has chosen


Here is what I came up with
Using the image First Steps from our Sponsor this week

Don't you just love gingham on baby cards? To me they go hand in hand but then I like gingham! I did a bit of cutting with my nesties to create the frame and though it doesn't look like it in this picture, the ribbon does match! The sentiment is a rub on that I have had forever!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of the challenge, the prize and some gorgeous inspiration from my teammies this week.

That's all from me, thank you for stopping by. I will get myself all sorted out and unpacked and holiday washing done then I'll be around to visit you all

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Here Come The Boys - Little Boy Blue


Janice said...

Welcome back Laurie, I've missed you in blogland - thought you weren't coming back as you were so quiet. Glad you had a sun soaked, crispy bake, I mean break - just what you needed and hopefully you are feeling a bit better for it!

Love your pretty baby card and the lovely blues you have chosen, your image & colouring of it are just brilliant. Right, must dash as I'm visiting my parents today, enjoy your washing & ironing! Jx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sounds like you had a fab holiday hun, glad your back safe!
Gorgeous card, love the image & layout!
Hugs Shell xx

Marita said...

Glad you had a fab holiday Laurie♥.
This card is lovely♥. Love the colurs and the embellishments♥.

Have a nice day♥.

Hugs, Marita

Judith said...

glad to here your back safe and (mostly!) sound there's nothing like sunshine to cheer you up

I love these little shoes and I agre - gingham for baby cards al the way - just so pretty hugs Judith x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Ah this is adorable. Love the embellishing with the baby themes charm/button. And that image is so sweet
Hugs Kelly

Debs said...

Hello my lovely Laurie - glad you're back but sorry to hear things aren't any better :o(
Ads always though your card is fabulous - yes new baby cards and gingham do go hand in hand.
Love the cute charm :o)
Speak soon.
Debs xx

Sue said...

So gorgeous Laurie. I love the image and yes, gingham always looks so beautiful on baby cards.
Glad you had a good holiday.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Jane said...

Oh Laurie, this is adorable, I love it.

Christine L said...

Such a gorgeous card Laurie... love that simple image that says it all... and your fab embellies on that gorgeous gingham!

Glad you had a good hols... also glad it's not you that's expecting!!! LOL! And hey... I'm 60 this year.. and my daughters have yet to find someone to settle with - let alone give me grandchildren.. so me first! LOL

Big Hugs
Christine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah so nice to have you back, and suntanned. Im hoping the sun will bleach my hair whiter this summer as its going really grey!!
Love your card and yes I agree gingham does go perfectly with baby cards, it looks super,

Hope that things settle for you now youa re home, Love Hazel xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Laurie! Fabulous paper and embellishments!! Glad you had a nice time with lots of sun!
Hugs, Tammy

Sue B said...

Hi lovely Laurie… glad you managed to have some time out from things at least… ooh 42 would be way too hot for me… I start to melt at 25!!! LOL
Your card is really beautiful hun! I love those cute little shoes and the gingham paper is perfect…. the flowers are absolutely stunning and I Love that wee Teddy charm… SO cute!!
I'm doing ok but very tired as my dad has been unwell… so I'm looking forward to a couple more sleeps to try and catch up!! ;-)
Take Care hun
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Carole said...

Gorgeous Baby card Laurie, I love gingham for baby cards too.
Glad you've been enjoying some sunshine.
Carole xXx

Claire said...

Love this card Laurie, great image and lovely elements. Glad you had a fab holiday but sorry to hear your problems are still not resolved. Please don't be downhearted - positive thoughts and action are required - here if you need to talk. Hugs and love, Claire x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Laurie. The image is adorable and I love the design. Really beautiful swirl and flower embellishments.
Hugs Sharon, x

Kim. said...

So glad you had a lovely and much needed holiday and break from real life!
Love this card, it is so different and yes gingham just has to go on a baby card. Love how you created the frame too.
Kim xXx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, sounds like you've had a great holiday - not green with envy here at all!

Sorry to hear the problems at home are ongoing, I'm sure you will work out the best results for you given time.

Fab card - love the little booties!


Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Laurie, love the gingham.
Glad you had a lovely break in the sunshine.
Take care
Hugs Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Glad you had a good break hon, this card is gorgeous, I love the image & yes the gingham sets it off perfectly x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card.

Lisa Jane said...

Lovely to see you back my dear friend .. and glad you had a great time .. even though not all your problems have flown away.
Love this cute little card ... i have a pair of shoes just like that .. they were mine
Lisa xx

Sonia said...

What a fabulous card my dearest friend^_^
Adorable image and wonderful embellishments as always^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^

Mary J said...

OH wow, that is so super sweet, Laurie!

pinky said...

Glad to hear you had a wee holiday Laurie. I love this gorgeous card and yes gingham works beautifully for babies. Did I tell you I was going to be a granny come October, and yes I am way too young as well lol.

Ellen Taylor said...

love the gingham and that adorable charm! Fabulous baby card!

Unknown said...

Ooh this is totally gorgeous Laurie!
Same here, my son has been married for over two years and I can't wait to be a granny :)
Sorry I haven't been much here, cos of the flu, but I am back.
Hugs xx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie wow beautiful baby card, that sounds like a really hot holiday, looking forward to working with you too.
Chris x

Margreet said...

So glad you enjoyed your holiday, Laurie!
Your card is so cute...and yes I adore gingham for babycards too!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the image and layers Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

Teresa said...

What a gorgeous card Laurie, so sweet, thank you for joining us at Here come the boys 'Blue card' challenge, hugs Teresa xx