Wednesday 12 February 2014

With Love @ Diva's

Good morning lovely peeps hopefully you are reading this, as it is another scheduled post, and I am off to the bright lights and big city of London yet again for part two of my Christmas present from my friend, another musical, this time its The Commitments. I loved the film so I'm sure I will the stage show, all I have to do this time is try to stay awake LOL as I did have a little nap during The Bodyguard a couple of weeks ago!

The reason for my visit today is the start of a new challenge at


and this week the very talented Rebekah has chosen

With Love

As I don't really need any valentine cards I went with a wedding theme, I've a couple of orders to make so here is the first. I can't take any credit for this as my lovely teammie Sharon gave me inspiration for this when she first used these two stamps together HERE

I never tire of this beautiful LOTV stamp, and I say that after using it 150 times for my Nephews wedding invitations some of you may remember! I absolutely adore it teamed up with the fantastic Magnolia Love Heart background stamp (which I got from Sir Stampalot and the Doo Hickey heart border die and swirl was from there too). The papers are Bo Bunny Isabella and they are soooooooooo pretty, most of my pad has gone now, well all my favourite sheets anyway!!
Coloured with Copics, flowers, feathers and beads things from everywhere, pink lace from the Ribbon Girl, the sparkly heart buttons I've had for ages and the organza ribbon is from this weeks sponsor

Head over to the Diva's challenge blog for all the details of the super prize on offer and lots of luscious Love creations from my super talented teammies.

That's all from me, I'm going to be singing 'mustang sally' well into the small hours and god help anyone who sits near me on the train on the way home LOL I'm tone deaf!
My little boy (24 years old but still my baby) arrives home today from his trip to Japan to see his twin sister who's there for 6 months, it's been so quiet without him here I can't wait to see him, I might have to wake him up if he's asleep when I get back from London!

Thank you for stopping by and for any lovely comments you leave, they really do make my day.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges...

LOTV - Name That Tune (Love & Marriage by Frank Sinatra)
The Ribbon Girls LOTV Challenge - Romance
Bunny Zoe's - Hearts and Love
Love To Create - Red or Pink
In The Pink - Valentines/Love
Cute Card Thursday - Lots Of Love
A Creative Romance - Show Us Some Love
Crafty Catz - Love Is In The Air
Crafts 4 Eternity - With Love
Deep Ocean - Love Is All Around


Janette said...

What a gorgeous card, wow, so pretty, love all the elements....
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Unknown said...

Wow absolutely stunning
Chris x

Sue said...

This is stunning Laurie. I love the cute image and the wording in the background looks so effective. Totally gorgeous papers and embellishments too.
I hope you had a fabulous time in London.
hugs Sue xx

Berry said...

Oooo I really hope you enjoy the commitments I am a big fan of the movie too such great music! Hope you have a good journey and of course have time for a yummy meal! This is such a great card Laurie I love that background stamp I may need to get it! Love those curly things too I need more of those! hugs Rebekah xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really pretty Laurie, goodness what stamina doing 150 stampings and colouring of this gorgeous image. This version is so pretty with fantastic colouring and layout.

Hope you kept awake through The Commitments and enjoyed your day in London.


Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is SO gorgeous Laurie… I really like this image too and it looks fab with the writing as background… I love the scrummy papers and embellies… your flowers always look awesome hun.. your arrange them so perfectly… I struggle arranging one flower and two leaves!!! Lol
I'm very taken with those sparkly heart buttons… they are delish!!
Hope you enjoy The Commitments hun… have a good singalong!! and then enjoy having your boy home! :-))
Big hugs
Sue xx

Margreet said...

I'm impressed by your beautiful card would be a great one for my daughter who will gonna get married in April!
Hope you have a great time at the Commitments and have a lot of fun with your son!
xxx Margreet

Alison said...

I saw your card on the LOTV challenge and had to have a peep at your blog. That card is just stunning - I love the colour combo, the word background and the gorgeous flowers and embellies. It truly is an inspiration.
Alison x

Christine L said...

Hi Laurie....... OOOOH WOWWW this one is certainly a stunner and will be treasured by it's recipients! Gorgeous colouring... perfect design... and yes I love the wording around the couple too.

Hope you stay safe while travelling tonight.... I just watched the news and seen the results of this awful weather.. Be careful and stay over in London!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Aunty Sue said...

Hi just popped by to say how much i love this and the backing stamp is perfect for this one of my fave wedding stamp and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

Claire said...

Well firstly I am so jealous that you are seeing The Commitments!!! Have a fabulous time .... I am singing with you right now LOL. Love, love, love your gorgeous card, the image is adorable - love the stamped background and all the pretty elements and detailing. Have a lovely evening and enjoy tomorrow too when you see you little (big) boy. Hugs, Claire x

cheryl said...

oh i am singing along with you sweetie this is just wow honest hun your detail and style is fantastic hugs cheryl xx

Kathleen said...

Well my lovely Young Lady, this is totally stunning, beautiful and amaizing creation.
Funny been over to LOTV shop today, brilliant place, the samples are unbelievable, must take you there next time you visit.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Love this Laurie, it's absolutely stunning, adorable image and gorgeous colours and details.
Hope you are having a fabulous time.
Wendy xx

Janice said...

Stunning Laurie! You never tire of using that stamp and I never tire of seeing it! Such a pretty card, love the double stamping, very clever, and I love the heart border too. Hope the show goes well and you enjoy your sing song home! It will be lovely to have your son home too and I'm sure you'll wake him, that's what Mums do! Jx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a stunning, gorgeous card.

Judith said...

oh this is just gorgeous Laurie - you certainly know how to put a card together. you made me feel so much better reading your post - just knowing I'm not the only one who sleeps in the theatre lol. hope you had a great night hugs Judith x

pinky said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Laurie and I am definitely going to steal this from you and Sharon lol. Enjoy the return of your prodigal son :)

Mary J said...

What a romantic card, Laurie! Gorgeous details and love the sweet white glittery hearts!

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity! hugs Michele x

Camellia Cards said...

Gorgeous, love the grey and pink colour scheme. The heart die-cut at the top of the card is lovely. The embellishments really finish it off. It's beautiful x

Anne said...

Very pretty card Laurie, and a perfect interpretation of our theme this month.

We saw the Commitments on it's opening week, I think you'll enjoy it!

Thanks for entering our 'name that tune' challenge - good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

Debs said...

Totally awesome in every detail Laurie - love that adorable image and the gorgeous DP's - some of my favourites too :o)
Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and enjoy your baby boy being home :o)
Looking forward to meeting up son.
Debs xx

Bridie said...

Stunning card, I love that heart border!

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a Great day!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the image and design, thanks so much for sharing with us at Bunny Zoe's, hugs Liz xx

Naomi Johnson said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Janine said...

Absolutely stunning Laurie! Love everything about it from the shape, colour combo and flowers, and of course not to forget that gorgeous LOTV stamp. It's a favourite of mine too.
Enjoy your show.
Hugs, Janine xx

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this card Laurie. The colours, the stamps, oh it's a feast on the eyes hon. Can't do that weekend in March, I am off to London, son bought us a visit up The Shard and meal for Xmas. Bummer! In Cyprus sunning myself at the mo x

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this card Laurie. The colours, the stamps, oh it's a feast on the eyes hon. Can't do that weekend in March, I am off to London, son bought us a visit up The Shard and meal for Xmas. Bummer! In Cyprus sunning myself at the mo x

Tammy said...

WOW what a stunning card Laurie!! Adorable image and it's colored beautifully, gorgeous embellishments as always! I hope you have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Wendy L said...

Gorgeously stunning card Laurie. Have fun at the theatre. xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, now that is a fabulous card! Such a cute image and love what you've done with the text.

I'll bet you had a great time at the show - I love The Commitments film and I bet the show is just as good.

I'd sit next to you on the train - I'm a terrible singer and don't mind how bad anyone sounds, they've got to be better than me!


sara said...

beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
hugs sara x x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image, your design, and your embellishments!
Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Lucy Patrick said...

Wowsers, your card is so beautiful! I love your blog and so I'm just letting you know I have nominated you for a Liebster award, please visit to see my post. XOX Lucy

Marjorie said...

Wow!! This is just stunning Laurie, lovely embellishments and this image is such a sweetie:)..
Marjorie x

sue w. said...

Hi Laurie, this is FAB-U-LOUS, my fave LOTV image. I love the colours and wonderful layout, just gorgeous.
Enjoy your trip to the Theatre, so jealous!!
Bet you can't wait to hear tales from Japan, don't we miss 'em lol.
Hugs Sue W.


Hi Laurie - the detail, the layout, the colours - love all of it! This is one fabulous card!
Thanks for popping by - it was lovely to hear from you (I am the world's worst blogger, so no need to apologise Laurie)Lol!!

Hope all is well with you and yours. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Christine said...

Hi Laurie another super cute Pink Love all your pretty details, fab die cut work defo cute.

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink chall this time.

smiles Christine C x

Lisa Minckler said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and I agree. I never get tired of it either; especially when it's you presenting it! This is amazing Laurie. Well done!!! :D
Lisa x

Julie said...

Hello my lovely Laurie, I just love how you can add all of the scrummie embellishments and end up with an uber stunning card, wish I could do this, I'm even struggling with CAS at the mo! I hope Mother Nature has been kind to you with all of the dreadful weather we've been having lately. Take care! Julie xxx

Julie B said...

Just popped over from LOTV to say what a gorgeous card this is using, one of my favourite LOTV stamps. :)

Fleur said...

WOW this is gorgeous,
thanks for sharing at DOC
HUGZ Fleur xXx