Wednesday 26 June 2013

Pretty Pearls @ Diva's

Good Morning Guys, well according to the forecast summer should be here! I say should be as I've scheduled this post encase I'm working hard and didn't get the time LOL

It's time for Team B at


to share their makes with you for this weeks brand new challenge

Pretty Pearls

I'm lovin' playing with my favourite stamps at the moment, even though I don't have too much time and card production has been severely reduced by work and the summer season, a whole lotta love is going into my one card a week!
I made this for my son Joel to give his Goddaughter for her first birthday next week.

The cutest of cute Magnolia stamps from last years collection I think (it could be the year before!) available from Sir Stampalot and pretty papers from Maya Designs Vintage Spring 6x6 pad, a lush pearl swirl from Hobby House and Lisa will be thrilled I used my Cricut again!!!

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That's all from me today, my 3 kids have all gone to Glastonbury Music Festival so work is going to be a bit harder without my main man Joel!! I will be getting my eldest son home after though has he has finished his PhD now and coming home for a couple of months before starting work. I can hardly believe I have a son who is a Dr. When we go to his (3rd) graduation ceremony I'll probably explode  with pride!!

I'll be back on the 1st with a new challenge at HOAC (I can't believe its going to be July 
in just a few days - gimme back my year!!)

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Totally Tilda - Going For A Song (One by U2, I love this song)
Tilda's Town - Special Occasions
Simply Magnolia - Garden Delights, flowers & Butterflies
Lovely hAnglar - Favourite Colour Combo
Midweek Magnolia - Make It Girly


Janice said...

What a gorgeous image and card Laurie, so sweet & pretty. Well done again to your eldest for his great achievement, and it will be lovely for you to have your "kiddies" back home for summer! It will be just like the old days - the washing machine always on, especially after Glastonbury! Jx

Jill said...

Hi babe!!
Long time since I had the time to visit you sweetie. Such a busy time of the year ♥
Hope you are all fine and that the weather is nice and sunny at your place :)
Your card is lovely. The little Tilda is so beautiful coloured and the swirl is sooo gorgeous on your card. LOVE the papers ♥
Take care hun
BIG hugs, Jill

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. love it! and love it even more knowing you used the Cricut!! well done you!
Well done to Joel - you will be very very proud and will be lovely for you to have him home with you.
Sending lots of love
Lisa x

brenda said...

Well the good thing about not too much crafting is that you are busy in the shop Laurie.

And I can really see you have put a lot of time into this pretty card.

B x

Sharon said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning. The image is so sweet and I love the beautiful colour and design.
Thank you for the info on the Stempleglede stamps, they are going to be my next purchase when I get paid.
Hugs Sharon x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the wording and the number 1. Great song choice too. Thanks for sharing it with us in our Going for a Song challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
Dawn xxx

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous, Laurie! Your soft lilac colouring is fab!

Sue said...

Stunning card Laurie. I love the image, gorgeous soft colours and the pearly swirls look amazing.
Well done to you son, no wonder you feel so proud.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Laurie!! what a cutie she is and your colouring is gorgeous! I love the pretty papers and how you've layered up… and the pearl swirls look awesome!! it's a wonderful card hun!
Well done on your son getting his PhD!!! that's fab news... you will be very proud mum at his grad ceremony!! :-))
Hope your week is going ok hun!
Love and hugs
Sue xx

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning Laurie, love it.
Carole xXx

Joe Shien Shien said...

Stunning...! And the butterflies are the sweet touch in it.. Thank you for joining Tilda's Town

Sharon said...

I am so sorry Laurie. Don't know how I managed that. I must have commented on Brenda's before yours and got confused - it doesn't take much!!!
Hugs Sharon x

Claire said...

Love this Mrs - what a gorgeous creation, soft colours, lovely detailing and fab personalisation - perfect in every way. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I love that sweet image and your beautiful colors! Congrats to your son for getting his PhD... you must be very proud!
Hugs, Tammy

Debs said...

Stunning card Laurie - so many gorgeous details and so beautifully brought together.
You must be so proud of your eldest (and all the others too of course!!!!) Bet you can't wait to have them all at home :o)
Take care hun
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning Laurie!
Love it to bits.
Hugs xx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Laurie, LOVE that pearl swirl.
Hugs Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Laurie, lovely image, great papers and layout and oh so many pearls, which look fabulous.
No wonder you will be bursting with pride, well done to your Son.
Well from what I have heard the Summer is only going to last for 2 weeks but I hope they are wrong.
Take care

Kath x

DeeDee said...

Your card is gorgeous. I loev the maja papers. They fits perfect to the little cutie baby tilda!

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Tilda's Town.


Susan said...

Gorgeous card Laurie - as always the layout and embellishments are stunnalicious xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Laurie, I like the sweet Tilda image,the soft colours and the pearl swirls.
Kevin xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, cute card.

Christine L said...

This is sooooo stunning Laurie... of course the fact that it's pink has nothing to do with it.... I LOVE all the layers you've created with that gorgeous paper.... and the different shapes too... then to be topped off with the beautiful image and the gems... just PERFECT!

And WOWWWWWWWW you've every right to burst with pride re your Dr son... just try not to make a mess with all that skin and blood flying around!! hehe!

Christine x

Kerry said...

Congratulations to a doctor. Does that mean you'll get an appointment without having to go through the Gestapo receptionists lololol???? Fabtastic the pearl swirls and Lisa will be proud!! xx

Brigitte said...

Oh WOW!!!! YOur card is drop dead gorgeous!!!! Love the pearl swirl and your magnificent colouring! Thanks for joining us this time at Totally Tilda and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Sonia said...

It's soooo sweet this cute image and the embellishments are fabulous^_^
Big hug,

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunningly beautiful, I love the colours and layout, your colouring on this gorgeous Tilda is amazing and I love the pearl flourishes
Lindsay xx

Berry said...

This is so fab Laurie it's so soft and pretty a stunning baby card! thanks for playing at midweek magnolias too! hugs rebekah xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Awww hun this is gorgeous, stunning detail and such pretty colours too...
hugs and xxx

Barbara GR said...

What a gorgeous card! I love colours, design and your Tilda is just adorable! Awesome colouring!
Barbara GR