Thursday 21 November 2013

Music Inspired @ MAWTT

Hello again, I'm back with my 'struggling to make' one card a week post! I don't know what's happening but my mojo is in slow motion lately. I'm missing a lot of things I'd like to be joining in with but I just don't have the motivation! 
My daughter left to go to Japan yesterday, she is spending 6 months there. She really has wanderlust in her veins that one, you can't keep her here for love nor money. She has a job this time and she is going to be teaching children to ski, so I won't worry as much as I usually do when she goes off traveling on her own! Her twin brother (Joel) and his mate have booked to go and visit her in January and learn to snowboard. What exciting lives my kids lead! I wish I had had their opportunities!
She is already planning her next trip for this time next year!!

Don't forget to link up to my candy, I have a brand new Stampin' Up! scoreboard to give away to a new home, I plan on redistributing a lot of my unused stash in the coming months too!

I'm here today with a new challenge at


and this week my lovely friend Pam is hosting the theme

Music Inspired

I'm having a bit of a LOTV surge at the minute (for a change, I have lots of un-inked little lili stamps that I love and I'm determined to use) and I still have a zillion Christmas cards to make!!
Here's one more to add to the pile.

I'm quite chuffed how this turned out, even if it did take me an age to make it lol. I know there is only 3 of them but it makes me think of '9 Ladies Dancing' from the 12 Days of Christmas song. Also you can't keep me off the dance floor when Abba's Dancing Queen comes on!!The papers are last years Echo Park (I was also determined not to buy any Christmas paper this year) and the red ridged paper I found 3 rolls at the back of the cupboard that I'd had for years. I do love traditional Christmas colours don't you? The eagle eyed might have spotted my 'so wrapped' die cut tag again - I can't help using it I love it and my favourite Doo Hickey die snowflake.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details on the challenge, the prize that's up for grabs this week and some beautiful inspiration from my teammies.

Thank you all for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you leave me. I'm off to book myself a little holiday as it's suddenly got colder I'm craving a bit of winter sun then I'm heading to my Mums for a couple of days to get all her jobs and shopping done.

Have a lovely weekend
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Songbird Challenge -  Favourite Song (Dancing Queen)
Deep Ocean - Favourite Colour Combo
Creative Card Crew - Pearls (2nd entry)
Bearly Mine - Traditional Colours & Die Cuts
Crafty Catz - Anything Not Square
Christmas Stampin' - Stripes
ABC Christmas - Winter Wishes
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes


Janice said...

Dancing Queen eh? I can picture you now you party animal! Love your little ladies here and their lovely festive coloured clothes. Another beauty of a card. Boy your daughter loves to travel, and that's lovely that her bro will visit. Would never have thought of Japan as a ski destination, but then again I don't ski! Hope you're doing ok and you get your holly booked. Take care, Jx

Sue said...

This is stunning Laurie. I love that sweet image, your colouring is wonderful and all the detailing you have added is so beautiful too.
It sounds like your Daughter will have a wonderful time.
hugs Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh You are the MAWTT Dancing Queen now :)))
Love this card its stunning. Im sure your Mojo will return soon.

Hope Raegan has a brilliant time, what great opportunities Kids have now,

Love Hazelxox

Margreet said...

Awesome card Laurie...lovely papers and embellies and fab colouring of the dancing ladies...didn't know it was possible to go skiing in Japan...

Hazel said...

Absolutely beautiful and lots to look at - it's almost as nice as my birthday card. Thank you again. It must cost you a fortune in postage if you send cards like this one. Hazel x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Laurie! The image is adorable.
I am back but I have some problems posting and even leaving comments, I don't know why.
Hope you are well.
Hugs xx

Alison said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Laurie, I'm not surprised it took you a while to make it. I love everything about it - the image, the shape,the colours and the embellies. Thank you for playing along at Fab'n Funky challenges.
Alison x GDT

Debs said...

Sooooooo gorgeous Laurie - I love that cute trio and your colouring is A-MAZ-ING!!!
So many beautiful details.
Sounds like Reagan will be having a wonderful time.
Hope you are looking after yourself.
Debs xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card Laurie. I love the image and the colours. Lot's of lovely embellishments too.
Sarah-Jane x

Karina Bunkenborg said...

Wauw so beautiful and lovely details!
Hugs Karina

Claire said...

WOW Mrs this is just stunning, gorgeous image and so much detail and love the colours. Hugs, Claire x PS. Did you get my text? x

Loz said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love everything. I wish I'd been brave enough to have traveled alone, what great experiences your children will have. Mildly jealous sitting here :)

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is sooo beautiful Laurie! I love that sweet LOTV image and it's colored beautifully, gorgeous embellishment as always! It sound like your daughter has a fabulous job lined up, how exciting!!
Hugs, Tammy

Pami said...

Well I am glad you made my Christmas card!! What a stunner as always!! Why don't you book yourself on a flight to japan and visit your daughter!! There is nothing to stop you! Hope you got your holiday booked ok. P x

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card, when I saw it I thought of Three little maids from school, Gilbert and Sullivan, Mikardo, oh well, you are too young.
LOve all the fabulous embellishments.
Went to the LOTV shop the other day, you would love it.

So jealous of you having another holiday.
Our little friend is not good, panic attacks now, will be visiting very soon.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I like the sweet image the papers the flowers the ribbon and the charm.
Kevin xx

Pat K said...

WOW, fabulous card Laurie. Love your beautifully coloured image and wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at TPS this week. hugs, Pat K xx

Jenny said...

Ganz bezaubernd. Deine Gestaltung ist toll und das Motiv ist so süß.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. LG Jenny

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous sweet card, do love the colours and details you've used.

Pillan said...

Love your card! Sweet images and lovely embellishment. Thanks for joining us at Songbird Challenges.

Heather said...

If your mojo is gone, I would LOVE to see what you can do when it returns! This card is gorgeous!!! Everything about it fabulous--the dies, the papers (specially that corrugated red paper), the adorable image (and who doesn't love Abba's "Dancing Queen"??) and your beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Christine L said...

SO so GORGEOUS hon.... loving these little ladies and wondering why I don't have them!! Your colouring is perfect... and yes, that ridged red too that's peeking out (think I have some of that somewhere too!)

Hope you got your hol booked!

Christine x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow!!! I could just look at this forever Laurie!! it's SO beautiful… those little dancing girls are the sweetest and you've coloured them to perfection! I love the rich festive papers and I'm so glad that you found the ridged red one as it's very scrummy!! I am big fan of the traditional red and green too… it just conjures up feelings of a cosy Christmas!! Your embellishments are absolutely stunning my friend…. so many lovely little details and everything has come together beautifully on this card!! you should be well proud of this hun!!
I hope your daughter has a fab time in Japan… I used to love travelling abroad and glad that I did so much when I was young… now my brother didn't even want to cross the channel to France… strange how we were so different!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue B xx

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky Challenges.
Dawn DT

Unknown said...

Wonderful card ,beautiful image . Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Pearl challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

Annette said...

Wow, those girlies are gorgeous. And the papers.
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Beautiful card with lovely colours. I just love all your details and the image is sweet. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew! Hope to see you again

PaperDaisies said...

Such a sweet card. I love all the embellishments and layers. Great card design. Thank you for joining us over at Craty Catz. Hugs Nina

Natascha said...

Lovely card and great use of the Traditional Christmas Colors. So pretty!!! Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge this week.

Hugs, Natascha

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow!! This is soooo beautiful Laurie, and I just love how you have coloured these three dancing queens lol!!.. beautiful papers and I love your flower spray.. it might off taken a while for you to make but WOW!! was it worth it!!! it's stunning!
Hope you had a lovely week-end with your Mum... precious moments hey:)
Marjorie xx

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh i love this image. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine. Good luck and hope to see you again.

Judith said...

Hi Laurie I'm catching up on some comments from my sunbed ( where it's not as hot as I want it to be I might add!!!) I just love this card it's really stunning so beautifully coloured and your embellies are fab. My middle son belongs to the same wonderlust club as your daughter I think - he's always off somewhere - I don't think I would have been brave enough at his age ( though I did have a one year old at the time so that might have stopped me lol) I've managed to persuade my hubby to have a drive out tomorrow through some nice little towns that just happen to include the MFT shop - can't wait - it's the highlight of my holiday! - think they have a sale on even better - any requests I can pick up for you!? - oh and thank you for playing along at Fab 'n 'Funky for our birthday challenge hugs Judith xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “Traditional Christmas ie red and green”. Stunning. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Rosie said...

Oh my word, this card is absolutely spectacular!! Love the colors and the details!! Thank you for joining in our challenge at! Hugs, Rosie

Anonymous said...

Super gorgeous multi layered dream! love it! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Carissa said...

Wonderful Winter Wishes! Thank you for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

JenniferD said...

Wow Wow Wow! STUNNING! Loooove this Card Great Colours, Amazing embellies and awesomely coloured image! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean!

Unknown said...

Very pretty card! this year, I was planning to make my own greeting card and this just give me inspiration to be crafty. Sending my best and warmest Christmas greetings to everyone this Holiday. Merry Christmas! ~ Marilyn

Lorrie Wish said...

Lovely card! I really like Christmas cards. I make my own Merry Christmas Wishes Cards too, but yours are real work of art!

DesignerDiva said...

Thank you so much Lorrie you’re too kind. I’d really like to get back into my card making it’s a real therapy for me xx