Friday 21 February 2014

Spring @ Totally PaperCrafts

A very good morning to you all, I hope you are all surviving the weather (and for those of you with young children) the half term holidays! It's very quiet here as we still haven't managed to get our business back up and running since the flood before Christmas so no work again during the holidays. 
All the peace and quiet is due to come to an end as the builder is starting on Monday (fingers crossed he turns up). It's a bit exciting choosing everything but I'm so indecisive lately it could turn into a nightmare!!

I'm here today to let you know about a new challenge at


and this week it seems


has arrived (maybe a little early as I'm looking out my window whilst scheduling this post!) We can but hope it warms up QUICK!!
Here is my card, I went for soft spring pastels as my interpretation and tulips in my flowers

I'm trying to fit my DT work with cards I need at the minute and I needed an 18th birthday card for my friends daughter, I might just add her name to this before I send it. The Saturated Canary image has been coloured in on my desk for almost a year and luckily I found some papers that matched up lovely from a LOTV Nitwits pad I've also had for ages. I usually like to colour my image after I've chosen the papers and I don't know why I didn't this time!! I cut the 18 out with my Cricut (think I've used it about 3 times now, see I knew I NEEDED it!).  There's a tiny little key charm hanging from the organza bow too.

We have a fabulous sponsor this week

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some beautiful spring time inspiration from my teammies too.

That's all from me today, thank you for stopping by and looking and for any comments you may leave too. Have a super weekend I'm away again at my Mums.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges.....
The Cutie Pies - Cute With Spots & Dots
Ladybugs Craft Ink - Flowers Galore
Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers
Fab 'n' Funky - Spots or Stripes
SFTW - Flower Power


brenda said...

This is a delight Laurie and you really have captured the feeling of Spring.

B x

Christine L said...

Morning Laurie

This is such a gorgeous card... I love those pastel colours and matched with the fab SC image - it looks perfect! Loving the paper, details and embellies too!

Hope the building work goes well.. and don't worry about decisions... it'll all turn out right eventually!

Christine x

Janice said...

2 gorgeous cards in 2 days, you're on a roll Laurie! Another super 18th, love the colours and image and I can see why u need a scan n cut, your circuit must be on its last legs thru over use!!! Hope Bob turns up on time and you get your businesses sorted out, I'm sure your working harder than ever sorting things out! Jx

Debs said...

A stunning card Laurie - amazing colouring and super pretty detailing.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Laurie, I love the image which you have coloured perfectly, I love the flowers and the charm
Kevin xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello laurie, I love the beautiful image and the soft colours you have used are perfect
The flowers look so pretty too
Hugs Kelly

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous colours, so soft and fresh. A beautiful card, Laurie. Amazing colouring and a stunning floral spray.
Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Laurie with one of my fav SC images. Beautiful colours and love the tulips. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, Pat K xx

meine-bastelarena said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the spring theme. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab´n´Funky Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image, gorgeous colours and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky, good luck.

Pat xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Laurie. Your flower arrangements are always so gorgeous. Love the colours.

Have a good weekend.


Mary J said...

Fresh and beautiful, Laurie - love this!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing your spots with us at The cutie Pies!! Such a beautiful card. Sarah-J

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer!! this is SO pretty Laurie… the colours are absolutely gorgeous!! and what a sweetie she is… you've coloured her to perfection… I love her hair! the papers and embellies are stunning my friend!!
Hope you are keeping well hun
Have a lovely weekend!
Love and hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Laurie, such a sweet image and your colouring is so beautiful. I love the pretty papers and gorgeous flowers too.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Lisa Minckler said...

She's gorgeous Laurie!! Love that key to the future too :)

Claire said...

Such a pretty card hun, love the colours and the gorgeous image. Hope all goes well next week with the builders. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card Laurie, pretty papers and your flower display is wonderful. Love the colour you have used for the image and how brilliant is the colouring.
Huh, I am 3 and 4 so as you are 5 not sure if I should use my official capacity as I am in trouble once again, teacher pet one day, trouble maker the next lol.
Thanks so much for joining the LCI challenge Flower Galore. he he

Kath x

Janine said...

Wow Laurie, this is absolutely stunning! Fabulous colouring and such pretty papers and flowers.
My bows are made with a Bow-it-all, so glad I bought it.
Good luck with the builders and have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Janine xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie, fabulous colouring and loving the pretty papers & colours...pleased to hear It's not just me who's only used used her Cricut about 3 times lol
Oh while I'm here thanks for playing along with my challenge over at Fab'n'Funky.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Wendy xx

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful, adorable card.

Beccy said...

This is a lovely card - great paper choices amazing colouring and fabulous design - thanks for joining us at FabnFunky

Beccy x

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie, love the floral arrangement
Have a good W/E & hope the builder turns up!
Carole xXx

♥Gemma♥ said...

This truly stunning hunni and loving the pastels...

Also not to worry about commenting on my cards hun, i know life sometimes gets in the way and you have lots on your plate at the moment so please do not worry plus i am worlds worst for it and don't comment very often due to not having the time but i do read and comment as and when i can so i understand!!

Hope you're having a great weekend!!
hugs and xxx

cheryl said...

oh hunny this is stunning,the colors are amazing along with your fantastic detail love it to bits take care hun hugs cheryl xx

Monty said...

I really like this card !! It´s lovely :)

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

susiestacey said...

Absolutely adorable.
Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies' Spots & Dots' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Sally said...

Hi Laurie,
This is so pretty and love the colours and all those gorgeous flowers too.
Hope you are doing Ok :)
Hugs Sally xxx

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card Laurie. I love the colours and embellishment. I really hope Spring is on the way, I'm fed up with all the wind and rain!
Sarah-Jane x

Unknown said...

Wow Laurie, all my favourite things all on one card lol. I love SC images and Nitwit Papers. Your colours are fabulous and those tulips are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

Loopylou. said...

oh my gosh Laurie that is just swoonalicious and I love it
huge hugs Lou xxx

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow!! This is so gorgeous!!.. love the pastels, and your flower spray is amazing.. I always sit for a few minutes and just gaze at your lovely cards Laurie, they are always so lovely to look at!!
Marjorie x

Lisa T said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! What a pretty card. Have a terrific weekend!

Lisa T said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! What a pretty card. Have a terrific weekend!