Wednesday 1 January 2014

New Year, New Challenge!

Hello folks, a very Happy New Year to you all, I'm just hoping that this one will be better than last year lol, it wasn't my greatest!!
I've been a bit slap dash with my creating and blogging of late and I'm afraid that will continue for a a couple of weeks more then I hope to settle into normal services and some peace and quiet.
Today I've rushed around to make something for the new challenge at

and it is just that with a 

theme to kick start the 'new' year!
It can be new baby, new job, new home or even new stash if you had some for Christmas, if that's the case don't forget to tell us what it was you used,

Here's my card for a new baby
A Teddy Bo image I've been meaning to use for ages and some gorgeous Echo Park papers which I can't resist buying when I know I've more paper than I could ever use in 10 lifetimes!!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some inspiration from my few remaining teammies!! I think there may well be a DT call soon if you'd like to join me!
I'm off on a little holiday on Sunday and I'm not sure if I'll have wifi but I'll be along to visit when I get back if not. Thanks for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges.....
Crafts 4 Eternity - Something New
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - New Beginnings
Sweet Stamps - Something New
Simon Says Stamp - Something New


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy New. Year, hope it is a better one for you. I love this card, those lovely bright colours and pretty flowers set off the image perfectly, love it

brenda said...

What a fab creation to start the new year Laurie.

My apols I have been a bad visitor of late but hope things will improve after my op.

Happy New Year and hope it a much better one for you.

B x

Julie said...

Hello my lovely Laurie! Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Those new papers work sooooo perfectly with the image, love it big time!!!!!
Happy New Year to you, hope it's a good one! Have a great holiday! Julie xxx

Margreet said...

Happy New Year started the year with an adorable it!
xxx Margreet

McCrafty's Cards said...

Happy New Year Laurie, I love this card, wonderful image and papers
Kevin xx

Lady E said...

Gorgeous card Laurie! All the best in 2014 :)

Claire said...

Happy New Year Laurie - I truly hope 2014 is a good year for you - you certainly deserve it. Love your card, cute image and fab design. Hugs, Claire x

Jane said...

Hi Laurie, oh this is just adorable.
Hope you've managed to get your shops sorted after the floods & that 2014 is a great year for you and your family.
Jane xx

Sue said...

Happy New Year Laurie, I do hope that it is a good one for you.
Your card is gorgeous, adorable image, beautiful papers and fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great image and love the papers too. A fab layout.
Have a great holiday bet you're going ski-ing! Kidding.

Kath x

Judith said...

Happy new year Laurie - love your cute baby card - the design and colours are fab hugs judith x

Wendy said...

WOW! Love this one Laurie, it's adorable and so gorgeous.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Enjoy your holiday
Wendy xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and design, thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck cheers Sue N x

Christine L said...

Happy New Year to you Laurie... hope 2014 brings all that you wish for.

Your card is fabulous... all the elements go together so well and I particularly love that gorgeous giraffe!

Christine x

michele said...

Gorgeous card Laurie! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is so sweet, Happy New Year I hope that this year is full of happiness for you, Love Hazelxox

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Laurie :-) the image is super cute and the papers and details are perfect ,,, lovely colours :-)

Happy New Year and thanks for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Sue B said...

Oh this is SO sweet Laurie… I love the image - he's adorable!! and those papers are so scrummy and perfect… everything has come together beautifully on this card!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday hun!
Big hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Fun card - love the design a lot! :)
Have a nice day...

Cristina said...

absolutely love this card, all the layers and colors are perfect.


Marjorie said...

Awh! Laurie, this is just sooo cute, I just love that giraffe, isn't he just so huggable lol!!lovely papers too, very striking!.. Well hunnie, I hope this year is a better one for you and hope your business is up and running now... sending you big cyber hugs:)
Marjorie xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Laurie, really beautiful!!

I sincerely hope 2014 is a much better year for you.


PS - Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Sarah-Jane said...

Fab Laurie. I love the adorable image and papers.
Sarah-Jane x

cheryl said...

Hi hunny hope you are okay, the card is stunning beautiful detail my friend love hugs cheryl xx