Thursday, 26 June 2014

Happy Birthday MAWTT

Well this isn't all going to plan at all, in fact I'm not even sure you can read this post!!  My computer died yesterday and everything to do with my blogging is trapped inside it! I'm trying to post this from my iPad as I'm in the middle of a blog hop to celebrate
MOVING  ALONG WITH THE TIMES 5th birthday. I don't know how to do links from here but you can find a link in my sidebar that will take you straight to the challenge blog for all the info you need re the new challenge and the amazing prizes (and yes that's plural) that you can win this week? We have loads!!! Also there are lots of prizes up for grabs on individual DT members blogs, you just need to make sure you comment on every blog hop post to be eligible to win. I have a fab little gift for one lucky commenter which consists of my favourite things. I don't want to give too much away it's a surprise!!!

Unfortunately I've not been able to access my card ( which is no longer in my possession) so to showcase Paper Nest Dolls who are sponsoring us I am reposting a card I actually blogged a few weeks ago.. I'm really sorry about this but there's not a lot I can do!!

This is Punk Ellie and she's such a little cutie, great to colour in. One of the prizes on offer is 3 of these super Paper Nest Dolls Digi images and there are some fabulous ones to choose from!!!

I've copied and pasted the list below for the blog hop, hopefully the links are there!! You need a letter from me before  you leave and that's an E. Happy hopping every one and Happy Birthday MAWTT 

Blog Hop Rules.

To be eligible for the Prizes you must visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each.  Then email Hazel at with the word you have made with Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line.  You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 
Each DT Member will announce their winner on their own blog from the comments.

Well I now have a new computer to investigate buying, hopefully all my files can be rescued especially my digi stamps!!!
I'll try and keep you posted!! Love 'n'Hugs Laurie xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

3 or More Layers @ Diva's

Hello again lovely people, my presence here is few and far between lately, I'm just not feeling it anymore and the bad news just keeps coming this year! Roll on 2015!!
I did manage to put together a card that I had coloured the image for months ago 
(I have at least half a dozen half made DT cards on my desk)
Just in time for a new challenge at


and the theme is

3 Or More Layers

Here's my effort
 As much as I'm not creating I still adore these gorgeous images from Saturated Canary and do still manage to buy more! This one I have had for a while but yesterday I decided to take a little look over Krista's shop and wow lots of new images I hadn't seen popped into a basket, maybe it will give me the kick up the backside I need to get back in any sort of routine!!
The beautiful papers I've used before, they're a Nitwits pad from LOTV called Bare Necessities, my favourite embellishment and now trademark flowers from lots of different places and the 'Cherish' is a metal word I've had for ages and I gave it a coat of Guesso before painting it with acrylic paint.

We have a fabulous sponsor this week

and you can find all the details you need and some fantastic inspiration from my talented teammies over at the main challenge blog.

That's it from me, hopefully my next visit won't be so long

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges....
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more Embellishments
Inky Chicks - Special Shapes
Crafty Creations - Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut, Charm, Digi Image)
Fab 'n' Funky - Shaped Cards
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Fav Embellishment (Flowers)
Sweet Stampin' - Say It With Flowers
Bunny Zoe's - Layers

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)