Wednesday 7 August 2013

Look Who's still here!!!

Well hello strangers.... Remember me?
I can't believe how long I've been missing but this lovely weather has been playing havoc with my craft time, rendering it non existent actually!! That a few little life changing events that I won't go into at the minute but at long last I have a card to share!!

Today is the start of a fabulous new challenge at

Diva's By Design

and we have a lovely game of 


for you to play along with.

Here is my card which took me a whole month to finally finish!! 
I've used the lovely 'Fairy Fae' from this weeks sponsor

I cut my card base with a Go Kreate die and coloured my image with Copics. I've thrown everything but the kitchen sink at it and I think I kinda like it LOL
In real life the colours are much more softer, I'm surprised how bright they actually photographed at 7am yesterday morning before I dashed off to London on a buying trip for the shop.

Head over to the main challenge blog for lots of gorgeous inspiration from my very talented teammies and all the relevant information to the challenge.

Ooops almost forgot.....
Here's the Bingo Board!!
 I've gone diagonal with distressing, die cuts and pins or across the top as I have some fantabulous distressed ribbon from Live and Love Crafts and an assortment of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and EVERYWHERE!!

Thank you guys for sticking with me and I hope to be back in regular action sometime in September.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Wild Orchid Crafts - Birthday Party
Creative Craft - Tic Tac Toe (Pins, Lilac, Distress)
Crafty Creations - Texture


Jill said...

Good to see you again my lovely friend ♥
This must be one of the most fantastic cards you have ever made sweetie!
Love the lilac, the details and the amazing colouring.
Take care my Laurie
Hugs, J

Debs said...

Well hello - so good to 'see' to :o)
and with a stunner of a card - amazing colouring and so many gorgeous details - love it.
Would still be great to 'hear' from you :o)
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Sue said...

So nice to see you back Laurie!
This is stunning. Your colouring is wonderful and all the detailing you have added is so beauiful.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Laurie. This is a gorgeous card, so pretty. Love all the purple and pretty flowers
Hugs Kelly

Hazel (Didos) said...

OH WOW Laurie, what a spectacular card, I love everything about it!! Super. Glad to see you back in blogland, I bet you have been mega busy with the summer we have had!!! Sending Big Hugs for the Big changes, Love Hazelxoxo

Pami said...

Hi hon, been thinking about you the last few days. Your card is just gorgeous, as always. Hope to see you soon. P x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow!! this is SO gorgeous Laurie…. it was well worth taking your time over!! the image is really beautiful and you've coloured it to perfection… Love, love the card shape…. the papers... the flowers and embellishments… everything has come together so beautifully on this very awesome card! :-))
Hope you are doing ok hun - you must be mega busy at the moment with this hot weather!!
Absolutely loved Nashville btw!! and now I am watching the big C - I love the dark humour and so much heart to it also.... watching an episode of it each evening is keeping me sane at the moment!! LOL
Take care my friend!
Love and hugs
Sue xxx

Vicky said...

So beautiful hun....and it's lovely to see you back too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sally said... nice to see you back and with an amazing card. It's stunning Laurie and coloured to perfection.
Hugs Sally xxx

Janice said...

Yeah, the lovely Laurie is back with us in, well, lovely lilac! What a super card, have to admit this image has grown on me hugely since you lovely ladies got yer pens out. What a stunning card. Say hi to George whilst you're in London - I'm sure you'll have the time! Jx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, what a beautiful card - gorgeous colours and image and those embellies as amazing!

I hope life calms down for you soon and whatever the Big Changes are they are changes that are good for you.

See you in September!


Kathleen said...

Hi, My lovely Young Lady, you may have been gone but certainly not forgotten.
But you have made a triumphant return, with a stunner of a card, fab colours and a great shape, haven't lost your colouring skills either.
Everything crossed for you.
Take care.

Kath x

Mary J said...

Totally gorgeous Laurie! Fab details as usual!

So glad to hear you're enjoying our summer! We go down to the beach every weekend if the weather is good!

Unknown said...

Laurie, this is awesome, I love what you have made with Teri's image, fantastic, thank you for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges2, this fortnight, good luck and hope you settle to some more crafting soon, hun...

ps you have until 6pm today to enter this into our "anything goes" at Delicious Doodles, you can enter it twice as you have a DD image here...good luck xxx

Christine L said...

Well hon.... all I can say is WOWWWWWWW this was worth waiting for!! Loving those blues (YES I do like other colours than pink!!).. these are kind of hydrangea like... and so perfect for that beautiful image! FABULOUS card shape too... and perfect embellies! I just LOVE it!

And yes.... we miss you and your wonderful talent, but we'll all still be here when you're quieter at work and life has calmed.

Big Big Hugs
Christine x

Tammy said...

WOW Laurie, this is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous coloring and I love all of your beautiful embellishment! I hope you are doing well!
Hugs, Tammy

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, fabulous design, thank you for joining us at Wild Orchid Craft's this time, hugs Pops x

Sue U said...

Wow Laurie! Love this, can you let me knnow what the white netty stuff is - looks fab and really sets off the lilac.

Keep in touch hunny xx

Sabine said...

A very pretty card and so many beautiful decorations on it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.

Janine said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful design and embellishments. The colours are stunning and I love this image.
Hugs, Janine xx

Lisa Minckler said...

OMG...that's amazing!!! I think it deserves a month's worth of compliments. This is outstanding and simply elegant beyond words. :)
Hugs to you Laurie,
Lisa x

Judith said...

Just love this gorgeous card Laurie - its just fabulous - think you're doing quality not quantity! - I'm a bit MIA myself lately so just been doing a bit of catchup with my crafty friends - hope you're doing ok hugs Judith x

Unknown said...

What a fab card Laurie, love the lilacs & it was well worth the wait to see it lol. x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! This is stunning, gorgeous shape and colours, love the image and those flowers look so amazing
Lindsay xx

Mau xx said...

Wow! Stunning!!!! Love the yummy colour too.
Hugs Mau xx

Helga said...

Really perfect - stunning !!!!