Thursday 9 May 2013


Morning lovely people this is a scheduled post as I'm super efficient and it's still March when I'm writing this!! I do hope that by now it has warmed up a bit lol if not I might have to emigrate!

I'm back today with a brand new challenge for the B team at


and this week my lovely little friend Sarah is hosting her first challenge here of

Clean and Simple

Is it just me that finds these cards such a challenge?
I almost need to chop my hands off to stop me adding stuff! 
I got there in the end, see what you think

 Of course what's even harder with these CAS cards is trying to photograph them! This is just a plain white 4x4 little card with a die cut moustache (which I love) stamped directly onto the card (which was nerve wracking) a black punched border with a black and white stripe raised on top with foam pads. Kinda cute me thinks in the end.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and lots of lovely inspiration from my teammies.

Thank you so much for all your support and lovely comments, I've been having quite a difficult time and now more than ever they mean a lot

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges (if I get time!)
SFTW - Punches or Die Cuts
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


Marita said...

I love this gorgeous card Laurie♥. It is a perfect Clean and Simple card♥.

Have a lovely weekend♥.

Hugs, Marita

Janice said...

Brilliant as always! & you are so right, CaS is hard, but photographing them is even harder! Sunny here today, hope it's the same with you, Jx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Laurie,I love it!! Brilliant card!!
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

This is a fabulous CAS card and a perfect guy card. Great design too!

SD pooja said...

This is Fab !

Debs said...

Debs xx

Ann Marie Governale said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog post and entry.. Jenny Hodges is a dt mate on two teams whose card was featured on the cover of Papercrafts magazine..If you click on the candy, it will take you to the page on HER blog to show you.. She is offering candy to share her Ann Marie

Sue said...

This is fabulous Laurie. I love the design and brilliant sentiment
hugs Sue xx

Lisa Minckler said...

BAM!! Fantastic front and center stache. It's awesome and CAS is the best style for this to make its statement. I think you've done a fabulous job here. I'm so glad you didn't resort to bodily damage ;) Stopping where you did is perfect!
Lisa xx

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Laurie hope all is well with you. Lurve this its so clever and the moustache is brilliant and so perfect for a male card.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue B said...

Oh this is brilliant and so much fun Laurie!! the tache looks fab and the sentiment is wonderful with it… Love the border too… it's a perfect CAS Card! :-)
Well it was lovely weather here until today… and now it's back to rain, wind, cold… so the heating is back on again today!! I'm just thankful that I can stay in warm and snug!! my poor mum has just got back from shopping and looks windswept to say the least!!
Hope you are doing ok hun!!
Sending Lots of Love and HUGE hugs....!!!
Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Its warmed up here and Ive got my bikini on and its so hot..... Oh wait a minute I was dreaming!!! Its still cold and winter even though its May!! Grrrr!!!

Love this card its so fun and perfect for CAS, Love Hazelxo

Margreet said...

This is brilliant, the moustache, sentiment and border!

Judith said...

Fab CAS card Laurie - I know what you mean about CAS - I find them nigh on impossible! love that moustache - did it take you long to grow lol hugs judith x

mags said...

A fabulous CAS card Laurie.

Jayne A said...

Love the card Laurie, that sentiment is fantastic.

Claire said...

You did a great job hun, so CAS and fabulous sentiment. Hope you are well hun? Hugs, Claire x

Tammy said...

What a perfect CAS card Laurie! I love that fun sentiment!!
Hugs, Tammy

Carole said...

Fab card Laurie, love the sentiment
Carole xXx

Kathleen said...

Well done you on the CAS card, looks fabulous. How very lucky you are to be so way ahead and very funny that the weather today has been very similar to back in March.
I am worried about you!

Kath x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous CAS card, love the tache! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you again! Susan x

debby4000 said...

Brilliant fun card, love it.

Lisa Jane said...

This is fab... i just love that moustache.. and how brave stamping straight onto the card!!
Don't panic - got your suitcase blanks.. got them last saturday ad emailed you - twice .. not sure you got my emails?

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, it's fab[tache]tic!! Ha, d'ya like me little joke? Did ya?

Seriously, it is wonderful CaS card - perfect for my challenge.

I do hope you are getting close to a solution to your problems - I think of you quite often and hope that things work out for the best for all.

Chin up, duck!


Sonia said...

Good morning my dearest friend^_^
Just lovely male card^_^
Happy weekend,

Christine L said...

Well it looks to me like you perfectly mastered the CAS technique.... LOVING this card for a man... and the B & W makes it even more perfect! I can just imagine the Great Suprendo (if that was his name?LOL) behind that tache!!

Christine x

Sally said...

Fab card Laurie, love CAS and the sentiment is perfect.
Hugs Sally xx

Diane said...

Love, love, love your CAS card Laurie !! Fun and just a great guys card !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

Good luck sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Bridie said...

Fantastic Card

Thanks for your lovely comment

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fabulous, this made me smile
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

So elegant and cool, love the CAS Style. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Mau xx said...

How do you organize yourself so well Laurie..March, well the weather ain't much better.
Love the card, I find them so hard to make yet I love CAS
Huge Hugs Mau xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Its a super card hun...
hugs and xxx