Wednesday 4 June 2014

Red, White & Blue @ Diva's

Morning Peeps, if you're surprised to see me here join the club cos I am too! Instead of using this Mad Hatter image I should have used a white rabbit because I've spent the whole year so far (only nearly half way through it) running around shouting 'I'm Late I'm late"!
I've been back in hospital and gone back to work (ouch!) and generally achieve nothing most days despite flying around like a lunatic. A bit of card making therapy would be ideal if I could fit it in.
It has taken me the best part of 2 weeks to make this and only just made the sentiment yesterday to get it up in time for the new challenge at


and the theme of 

Red, White & Blue

Here's my card

Using the fabulous Mo Manning's Mad Hatter which I've been meaning to colour for AGES!! Like I said I made the sentiment on my computer (which only just decided to work again today)You could use this card for any occasion but I thought I'd use it as a belated birthday card, I have missed so many of my friends birthdays this year I should have made this card in bulk! I coloured the red and blue in pencils as I really struggle with both of these colours in copics, I can get lighter versions but not the depth I wanted.
The papers are Bo Bunny, I've had them for ages. I was going to add some bunting but I thought as bunting was printed on the paper it would be overkill to add more.

We have a super sponsor this week

Check out the main challenge blog for all the details and some gorgeous inspiration from my talented teammies this week.

That's it from me, I have 10 ladies for supper tonight so it could get messy!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges.....
Cards And More - Lots of Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Inspired By A Song (Boston Tea Party)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Challenge - Grad/New Beginnings
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - All About 'S' (stripes, spots, songs)


Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Laurie
Chris x

brenda said...

Wow Laurie, this is just fabulous.

B x

Janice said...

Hope everything went ok at hospital and you are coping with life's stresses. Another super card today - a great image and I love the design. Clever you with the fancy sentiment too! Missing you heaps in blog land, Jx

PS Hope you have a fun evening & the cooking goes to plan!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card and so nice colouring.

Hugs, Astrid.

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh for Pete's's fantastic!! I'm in love with anything AIW, and your madhatter is sensational. I'm so sorry to hear you were back in the hospital. I know the jello there is a delicacy so I can understand why you'd want to go back n' all, but...
Hope you're doing better with each day and I sure was happy to see your card pop up...he's sensational and I ROFL with the sentiment and bulk comment. I need this too!
Hugs to you,
Lisa x

Sue B said...

Hi lovely Laurie… I hope you are doing ok and feeling a bit better now.
Wowzer… I love this card! it just makes me smile… what a fab image and he looks such a joy to colour! I really like the red, white and blue theme… the papers and embellies are gorgeous!! and love the sentiment that you made.. it's awesome!!
Hope you have a wonderful Supper evening hun! ;-))
Take Care of yourself
Lotsa Love
Sue B xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Laurie I like the image the design and the colours.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

This is fabulous Laurie, I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous!! I hope things calm down for you.
Hugs, Tammy

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Laurie, great image...sending hugs
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Ooh I Love this image Laurie & what a fab card,I just love everything about it, makes me smile. xx

Christine L said...

Hi Sweetie

So glad to see you back with a card.... and what a bobby dazzler too! Loving this fun Mo image and the fun sentiment (as you say, perfect for belated) and you've really done it justice with your fab colouring and paper choice!

Btw... I learnt a tip regarding copic reds.... add brown in the darker part to get depth! I've tried it once, and it works... but your pencils have done a perfect job!

So sorry tho to hear you've been back in hospital again.. hope you're fully on the mend now.. if not, you'll have to come up for some Yorkshire air that'll do you the world of good!

Big hugs
Christine x

Debs said...

Hi Laurie
So sorry to hear you've been back in hospital - hope you are soon on the mend :o)
Fabulous card - love that image and amazing colouring.
Debs xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Laurie, sad to hear you have had another spell in hospital :o( hope things are going to improve for you now, 2014 certainly hasn't been kind to you.
Love the card, fab colour choices for the Mad Hatter.
Thanks for joining us at Mo's xxxxxx
huge hugs coming your way
mau xx

Franz♥ said...

Hi Laurie, I really hope that card making therapy has been good for you and you feel good now.
Sure you did a little masterpiece, totally love your colouring and design :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's Challenge Blog :*
Hugs, Franz.

Franz♥ said...

Hi Laurie, I really hope that card making therapy has been good for you and you feel good now.
Sure you did a little masterpiece, totally love your colouring and design :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's Challenge Blog :*
Hugs, Franz.