Wednesday 19 June 2013

Fur Cones and Fir Cones @ Diva's

Good morning guys I'm here with a card for a brand new challenge at


and today Rebekah has chosen the theme


I had so much fun making this card,
 it's been a while since I enjoyed card making this much!!

How cute is that image lol it's called Fur Cones from LOTV
I bought it last year when I went to the Harrogate show in October with Lisa, Pam, Debs and Claire and this is the first time I've used it. I got the paper pad from LOTV too.
The snowflakes edger is from Tim Holtz as is the fabulous Fir Cones Bigz die both available from Janice at Sir Stampalot. Louise told me how to make them when I called in one day, you might have to zoom in to even see what I'm talking about!
My cute snowflake charm is tied up with some fab neutral twine.

Our sponsor this week is

And you can check out the rest of the teams makes over on the Diva's challenge blog. The teams are having a bit of a shake up and I used to be Team A and from next week I'll be Team B so hopefully I'll get something made in time - I've not been the quickest crafter lately!!

That's all from me today, short and sweet.
My lovely little twin babies are 24 today lol, where did the years go!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Cute & Cuddly Non Trad Colours
Fab 'n' Funky - Animals
SFTW - Cute
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (2nd Entry)
The Squirrel and the Fox - Metal
Creative Card Crew - Metal
RRR - Dots and Ribbon/Trim


Janice said...

What a beauty Laurie - well you know I love my cats, and these are adorable. Love all the detail on here and the snowflakes and colours - well everything really! Hope you are doing ok, busy I guess, and well done to your son also - what's next for him? Jx

brenda said...

Looks like a lot of work there Laurie, but it's really very pretty.

B x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Laurie this is stunning. A gorgeous Christmas card. Love everything about it
Hugs Kelly

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie. The image is adorable and the colour scheme, papers and design are stunning.
Hugs Sharon x

Sue said...

Stunning card Laurie. I love the image, gorgeous colours and such beautiful detailing
hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

lol. i did chuckle... the first time you have used that stamp you say? well i never ! Its gorgeous though and i wouldn't mind that card on my mantel in December .. the colours would match my lounge perfectly and i love cats ! It was meant for me lol..
I guess you know i love it .. so need i say more ?
Hope you are ok ... i have had a crap week .. literally lol.. and can't muster up any enthusiasm to craft which is not like me .. so must be ill!
Speak soon
Lisa x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie, adorable image.
Hugs Wendy xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Laurie…I've zoomed in for a proper look! :-)) the image is very sweet and you've coloured it to perfection… I love the snow! the papers and embellishments are absolutely stunning! it's a fab card shape and my fave colours… I love everything about this card and it shows that you enjoyed making it hun! :-)
Ooh I've had my eye on that Pine Cone die for a while now.... they look so good here...I might just have to give in to tempation... I might have to come ask you how to assemble it though! ;-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Hugs Sue xx

Marjorie said...

Awh! This is so cute hunnie, love the colours.. I don't remember seeing this stamp must of missed this one! love your cones and embellishments too:)..
Marjorie xx

Mary J said...

Wow, just gorgeous, Laurie! You are so brilliant at detail and I just love the cappuccino colourway!

Claire said...

Love this Laurie, so cute and fab colour tones and love that snow detail too. Hugs, Claire x

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie, fab embellies

Carole xXx

Kim. said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always Laurie, loving that pine cone die they look amazing especially with your covering of snow too. I also love the twirlie things for want of a better name lol.
Have fun at mum's.
Kim xXx

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a gorgeous card you did a great job thanks for sharing!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous distressing Laurie, wonderful colours, layers and embellishments. I can see you enjoyed making this one.
hugs Brenda xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable, love all the details too.

Sally said...

Hi Laurie...
I just love your cards as they always inspire me. You do the added embellies so well...when I do thi style it looks like a bomb went off in my craft room!
Great image and love the added snow.
Hope you are doing ok.
Hugs Sally xxxx

Unknown said...

Stunning card, the image is so cute and I love your floral arrangement! Beautiful!

Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!

xxx said...

Wow, what an amazing card!! I'm loving all the techniques you used!! Thanks for joining our Seeing Dots & Ribbon Challenge at RRR!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love it all! Thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance and good luck! Delphine xx

sue w. said...

Hi Laurie, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the cute image and the layout is fabulous. Love it.
Have a super weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Susan said...

How fabulous is this ??
Gorgeous colours - stunning embellishments - an absolute winner xx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Laurie. I really love the colour combo.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really adorable hun, I love this cute image and the brown tones are so pretty, beautiful layout and papers, the snowflakes look gorgeous and your floral arrangements are always so pretty
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

A beautiful card! The image is so cute. You created a wonderful winter scence; all of the embellishments seem to fit together so nicely. Love the metal charm you added, too. Thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Mau xx said...

Hi Laurie, Hope you are well and enjoying your cardmaking now some of the pressure is off. Your card is gorgeous, I can see why you enjoyed making it.
Love the fir cones.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Sonia said...

Just wonderful creation my dear friend^_^
Beautiful image and lovely embellishments^_^
Happy Sunday and big hug,

Gail said...

Wonderful card! Love the image and the colors. What fantastic embellishments! Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! Hope to see you again soon. --Gail

Janice said...

Trust you to notice! Jx

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Laurie! I love that adorable LOTV image and your stunning colors! Fabulous embellishments as always!
Hugs, Tammy

happyglitzygirl said...

This is the most beautiful card, lots of details, great LO, thanks for playing with us at the Sqirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde


Laurie, this project is stunning and the LOTV stamp for this is beautiful! Great inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! So nice to visit you today good friend! Missed you!
Tammy Louise

♥Gemma♥ said...

I love, love, love this card as its absolutely beautiful!!
hugs and xxx

Sue said...

Hello again Laurie, just popping back for another looks at your totally gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.
hugs Sue xx

Lisa Minckler said...

GASP! nothing I've ever seen. This is spectacular!!