Saturday 28 December 2013

Long overdue!

Hello folks its been an awful long time since I posted anything or indeed did any blogging! 
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and you all have something fabulous planned for the new year celebrations? I think I'll be having a quiet night in this year. With the flood this is the first time in 10 years I haven't had to work so I should be out partying as I won't have an early start but maybe age is catching me up!!!
I thought I'd better get a move on and post this as I made it weeks ago and if I didn't post it now I'd have to hang on to it till next Christmas!!

It was made using a LOTV topper so no colouring other than a little extra shading here and there and the papers are from a LOTV block I bought last year too. I do love a bit of kraft with blue!

I haven't done any of my DT work for weeks but do check out the current challenges at

I hope to get things (crafting and blogging) back to normal soon. I'm off on a little holiday at the beginning of January, then I have a weekend in Devon for my eldest sons PhD Graduation but after that I'm all yours!!

Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes re the flood and Christmas

Love 'n' Hugs and a Happy New Year
Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into a couple of challenges
Songbird - Merry Christmas Everybody
Totally Papercrafts - Non Traditional Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go - Contemporary Christmas


Desire Fourie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and the brown and blue is a nice colour combo.
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Julie said...

Just gorgeous Lovely Laurie! It's so nice to see you here and I'm loving your new blog header, so perfect! Wishing you a Happy New Year, Julie.x

Claire said...

Lovely to see you Laurie - gorgeous cardm I love blue and kraft together, looks so lovely. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and want to say a big thank you for my Memory Box die that was inside my card - you are so so naughty!!! Hope you have a lovely break away in the New Year and look forward to seeing you back and blogging in the New Year. Hugs and love, Claire x

Pami said...

Gorgeous creation hon. I hope you are ok. You deserve a nice break away. Lots of love Pami x

Sharon said...

It is lovely to hear from you again Laurie. I hope the flood clear up is on track and pleased you had a lovely Christmas.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and I too am a great lover of Kraft and blue. The embellies are beautiful.
I hope you have a lovely New Year whatever you decide to do and all the best for a wonderful 2014.
Hugs Sharon. x
Love Sharon. x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, adorable image, one of my favourite colour combinations and full of beautiful detailing too.
I hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2014.
hugs Sue xx

Debs said...

Hello Lovely Laurie
So good to hear from you hun. Your card is simply stunning - as always - and nearly as stunning as the one I received in the post - thank you so much - and for the gorgeous die too :o)
Hope things are starting to settle and inroads are being made following the dreadful floods. Have a wonderful relaxing break next month. If you have the chance to stop off for a coffee on the way to Devon - you pass the bottom of my street practically - give me a call or drop me an email :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous to see you here again Laurie.. and wow to come back with this one! loving that topper and the gorgeous card you`ve put around it.

Enjoy your January break...recharge... we'll be waiting when you get back..


Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Laurie,
Hope the clear up after the flood is going well and your businesses are ok..
Your card is gorgeous. I love the little flower arrangement at the side and James bear is just so cute,
Wishing you a very happy new year,
Hugs Kelly

Judith said...

lovely to see you blogging Laurie - hope your clean up is going well I'm with you on the new year thing - can't be bothered lol. James bear is one of my fave LOTV and I love this pretty card just gorgeous hugs Judith x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card and I should know, lol.
Well we will not be going out celebrating the New Year either, been there, done that, had the hangovers and now, got too old. But young Lady you should still be ready, willing and able.
Can't wait for you to get back into blogging, such a waste of talent.
A huge wish for a Happy New Year for you.
Don't dare tell me that you knew David Essex

Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you are recovered from the flood. Fabulous card, love James and the gorgeous colour combo

Margreet said...

Hi Laurie...what a lovely card with the blues and of my favorites too...hope you enjoy your little vacation and congrats on your son's PhD graduation...wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2014!
xxx Margreet

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card Laurie. I love the colour combo and the embellishments.
Sarah-Jane x

Lady E said...

Beautiful card Laurie! Hope you're ok, so sorry to hear about the storm damage :( I wish you all the best in 2014 :) take care, love from emilia

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Laurie… I love the James image and the papers are perfect with him… the flowers and snowflakes are gorgeous… you embellish so beautifully my friend!
Sorry I am so late with commenting… can't get back into the groove after New Year!!
Hope all is well with you
Love and hugs
Sue xx