Wednesday 18 September 2013

I'm Back!!

Hello blogland, I'm back and boy have I missed you all! My summer season is over and I have no work (apart from running a home) for the next 5 months or so and I should be posting regularly again now on. I still have a fair bit of turmoil going on in my life and I'm expecting the builders to restart renovations soon, but not enough to keep me away from you all I hope. I might nip off for a bit of sunshine as our glorious summer ended with a bang before I was ready LOL

I'm back just in time for a brand new challenge at


and it's everyones favourite...

Anything Goes

I hope I can keep up with my commenting! Its been that long since I tried.
I have several cards that I started for DT work and didn't finish in time so I'm half way through my next few makes. Here is the first.

I just love this fab image from Mo Manning (I love all of Mo's super images) and I've had it half coloured on my desk for months, itching to use it. The papers are digital downloads from Scrap Orchard called Bella Gypsy, I'm addicted to my Magnolia Doo Hickey die So Wrapped tag and the WOC flowers are available from our fabulous sponsor this week

If you haven't been over there yet you are in for a treat! I love this shop!!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some fabulous inspiration from my teammies - I hope they remember who I am!!

Thank you for visiting me today and for hanging in there with me during my absence, I should be popping by your blogs any time soon.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Mo's Digital Challenge -  Say It With Flowers & GDT Call
Hobby House - Hobby House Artists
Dream Valley - Purple and Green
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Oldie But Goodie - Dies & Punches (old charm, twine, butterfly & stickers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Get In Shape
ABC - V = Very Cute


Judith said...

Welcome back Laurie! - gorgeous card well worth waiting for - its Ab Fab!! - the colours and embellies are just beautiful - you must have been storing up your mojo for a Big Bang return! Hugs Judith x

Sharon said...

It is lovely to see you back Laurie. You have been missed.
Your card is stunning. The image is just adorable and you have coloured her beautifully. The papers are gorgeous as is the fabulous design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sarah-Jane said...

Welcome back. Fab card. I love the image and the colours you have used.
Sarah-Jane xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Welcome back to Blogland, Missed you xxx

Lover this card and the colour combo you went for, its ace.

Hope that things settle for you soon,

Love Hazelxox

Sue said...

HELLO Laurie! It's so nice to see you back and with such a wonderful card too! I love that cute image, your colouring is amazing and the papers and details are totally gorgeous too.
hugs Sue xx

Marjorie said...

Hello hunnie, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, your card is stunning and as lovely as ever:)what a lovely image from MO!..I've also got cards half finished and it looks like we have been shopping in the same shop.. also have this lovely doo hickey die lol!! looking forward to seeing your lovely finished cards:)..
Big hugs,
Marjorie xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wonderful card and that colour combo is amazing. Love this
Hugs Kelly

McCrafty's Cards said...

Its great to have you back Laurie, beautiful card I like the sweet image the colours and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Hi hon, Good to see you back, we have both been absent for different reasons this summer. Anyway your card is stunning, love the colours, fab image & colouring. Just lovely. I was at Sir Stamp A lot last night at a class & I have the Doohickey heart die on order with Janice as we speak. Would love to do a class & Thursdays good, but am away most of October, so will have to be end October onwards. Look forward to catching up soon xx

Sue B said...

Ooh Laurie you are back with a corker of a card!! I've zoomed in for a good look as this is absolutely stunning my friend!! what a cutie she is - she just makes me smile! and your colouring is awesome!! I love the delish papers and scrummy embellies… everything has come together beautifully on this fab card…. just seen the little Princess Crown!! aww it's SO sweet!
I hope you are doing ok hun - hope you can have a little time to yourself to relax and craft now the holiday season is over!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Janine said...

Hi Laurie, it's lovely to have you back. Yet another gorgeous card you've created. Wonderful colouring and a great layout and design. Love that tag too. It's one of my favourites.
Hugs, Janine xx

Anonymous said...

lovely to have you back on the scene so to speak, and hope you will join us again at the Hobby House challenge, this card is wonderful love those papers so cheerful and the colouring on your image is gorgeous, a great choice of image and artist
Hugs Kate x

Claire said...

YAY Lovely lady - great to see you back and you're back with a stunner too! Gorgeous image, shape and love the colours and papers. Look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations. Hugs, Claire x

Sue U said...

I've so missed seeing your lovely creations Laurie! You certainly have come back with a bang with this gorgeous card, fabulous image, and beautifully coloured as always, and

I LOVE all the details (although I hold you totally responsible for introducing me to L&LC and all the scummy things you just MADE me buy!!

Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Not as much as we have missed you.
Who are you?
Stunning card, love all the embellishments and the fabulous colouring.
Back with avengence.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Hello Laurie, it's great to see you back...missed you x
Your card is absolutely gorgeous, adorable image and love the colours and design.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Amazing card, Laurie - love the brightness of it all and fabulous colouring and embellies!
Thanks for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge and good luck!

debby4000 said...

Welcome back and what a fabulous post to start with with, absolutely brilliant card. Love the colours and and the cut image.

Christine L said...

YAYYY - HAPPY DANCE!! So glad to have you back in the fold hon... you've definitely been missed!

What a wonderful card to come back with... fabbie Mo image... and gorgeous embellies and details! LOVE IT!

Big hugs
Christine xx

kelly ledder said...

Stunning colours and amazing image.

kelyl x

mags said...

Nice to see you back Laurie and with a gorgeous card.

Franz♥ said...

Amazing card Laurie! Love the bright colours and your colouring is stunning!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Mo's Challenge Blog and good luck with our GDT call :)

Hugs, Franz.

Unknown said...

We appear to be making a re-appearance at the same time, Laurie!! The summer holidays and life have got a lot to answer for haven't they!

Fabulous card, love the colours and layout. Not heard of the die, will have to go investigate.

Best wishes,

Berry said...

The colouring on this is awesome sweetie and I love the bold bright colour choices I'm such a massive Mos fan too! I am so glad you are back with us it must have been a crazy summer and we have def missed your stunning creations! Hugs rebekah xx

Kerry said...

Hello Stranger!!! Your lack of crafting hasn't affected your mojo Laurie...your card is stunning (I wouldn't expect anything less!)...the colours are fab and as usual your colouring off the charts! I think you were a florist once upon a time as the flowers on your cards always look amazing. That butterfly is super cute and I love the wish sentiment. 11/10!! xxxxx ps I hope those renovations include a craft room ;-D

Carole said...

Great to see you back Laurie and with a super creation too
Have a good weekend
Carole xXx

Debs said...

Well HELLLOOOOOO lovely lady so great to see you back!!!
See you haven't lost your talent - what a stunner of a card - amazing colouring of tat adorable image and so many gorgeous details so beautifully brought together.
Hope life is treating you well.
Would be great to get together soon.
Take care and have a fabulous weekend.
Debs xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, Just saw your comment on Christines's and thought I pop over to say 'hello'
I know Summer's always busy for you,but don't worry - Winter's coming!
Lovely to see you still making gorgeous cards.
Hugs, Avril xx

Janice said...

Ur back and I didn't even notice, how bad is that! Love your sweet card today, beautiful colours and amazing colouring. Super design too.. So lovely to have you back, Jx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous to see you back in blogland hun, apologies for being rubbish at stopping by, now that I have started college things are bit manic (but in a good way lol). I LOVE your card the image is so fun and really made me smile and the colours are gorgeous and your colouring and floral arrangements are stunning as always.
Hope you are enjoying a bit of time to yourself now
Lindsay xx

Mau xx said...

Good to have you back Laurie, Hope you had a great season, glad you had the weather to bring the crowds out xx
Love the card, what amazing colours..makes you feel good.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Wendy L said...

Thanks for the visit. This card is gorgeous and I love the image too. I think we will be seeing more of each other soon, xxxx

Kelly said...

I love her, she is beautifully colored and adorable!! Your paper is fabulous with her and I love the flowers, you have a great eye for color!
Hugs Kelly

sue w. said...

Hi Laurie, welcome back. This is a real cutie, what a look on her face!! Love the colours together and the layout and flowers are perfect.
Hugs Sue W.

mixamatoasties said...

Wowzers! That's fab Laurie I love it!

Susan xx

PS Thank you for your welcome x

Natali said...

Gorgeous colour combination and cute cute cute card ))
Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Dies and Punches” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

pinky said...

This is just adorable Laurie. So glad to see you survived the summer season:)

Dips said...

Great to see you back both in blogland and on OBAG. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies and punches. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Stunning card. Your papers are fabulous and I love your sweet image and gorgeous colouring.
Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges. I hope we'll see you again.