Friday 1 August 2014

Surprise!! I'm Still Here

LOL I bet some of you thought you might never see me again (I did wonder myself to be honest) The summer season is taking its toll on me again, along with life which I think is out to get me sometimes, I haven't had a chance to make or blog anything, but a new release at

lured me back into action! Absolutely everything that could go wrong did, including my not used for so long glue gel going all runny and showing through the image right on the face! I was up until the early hours colouring another image then this morning the camera battery was dead. I think someone is trying to tell me something!!
Anyway long overdue but finally here is my creation for the fabulous Zodiac release 
 I got Virgo which is quite fitting cos that's what I am (well according to some I am and others I'm a Leo as I'm on the change over day)
I decided to make an Origami gift box, I'm sorry I can't remember where the instructions came from, only that I googled it and found it. Made from 2 12x12 scrapbook papers and the lid is all furry and very tactile!
The bow is using the amazing ribbon from Stampin' Up! which is just awesome, I have several colours and I wish I'd bought them all.

Head over to 
to see all the new release and what the talented team have done with them, there are prizes to be won and all sorts of fun.

Right that's it from me, I'm not going to promise I'll be back soon as this glorious weather is keeping us busy at the seaside and I can't keep up with life in general but I do hope to keep making the odd appearance!!

Love 'n' Hugs and enjoy your summer
Laurie xx

Thursday 10 July 2014

MAWTT Winner & The Papernest DT

Well hello strangers, I went and got myself in a right old tizzy with my computer and blogging! I finally got a new computer but as of yet I don't know if all my files (including my digi images and everyone's email addresses) can be rescued from my old one! I should know by Friday. I had to get a new email address as mine wasn't working and to be honest I was (and still am) totally fed up of the whole thing. I should have posted this card on June 30th and I should have announced the winner of all the people who commented on my MAWTT birthday post before now too! 
So better late than never I hope.
The winner chosen at random from my comments is


If you let me have your address I'll get your prize off to you ASAP
You can email me on my new address  HERE

Now the card that is so late I've got a nerve even posting it!!!
I had to make myself a new watermark and for the life of me I can't remember how I did the other one, this one is a bit tricky to maneuver!! It looks the same so hey ho.
Papers are Maja and the cute Paper Nest image is coloured with copics. An assortment of die cuts and a few flowers.

Check out the Paper Nest Dolls website

That's it from me, short and sweet, goodness knows when I'll be back but I hope it won't be too long!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

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)

Wednesday 21 May 2014


Am I going to kill my son or what! He decided he needed fibre optic broadband for his gaming and now my computer is not online!!! The whole shebang had to be rewired and my little computer is not up to the job so I've ordered a cable that should be here tomorrow and hopefully I will be active again. I'm using someone else's cable to post this lol
I'm so late with everything again, sometimes I don't know why I bother. Life is not going to plan this year. I did have a fabulous day at Sir Stampalot on Friday with some great mates and I made some new ones. Louise, who took the class was awesome!!! I love what we made, though true to form mine isn't finished!!!
Any way enough with the chit chat I'm already so late with this.

How much do I love this little stamp? 
Little Miss Hollywood
She's so cute she will have to have another outing soon. 
There's a new challenge that started today at


and once again this was my DT card at


Which I'm sorry didn't make it up on my allotted day, and this is me trying to do better!!
I'm just going to post it now and cut out the drivel! I'll be back to add her to some challenges later
Thanks for sticking with me
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

Thursday 15 May 2014

I Heard It On The Radio @ MAWTT

Good Morning lovely people, I hope you are all well . My this year is flying by it must be my age!!! I just can't get my head around crafting and blogging lately, I have been missing in action so long, I thought I would have been back in a routine by now but I'm just not feeling it!!
I am here today with  a card I made weeks ago again which fortunately fits my DT commitments for the new challenge at


and this week we have one of my favourite themes

Heard It On The Radio

I've gone with 'Love & Marriage'
You can't beat a bit of Frank Sinatra!!!
This card was requested after I made one very similar earlier in the year (I think everyone I know wants me to use these images together for a wedding card now, thanks Sharon what have you started!) It is my favourite LOTV stamp so I didn't mind too much lol
I've used some gorgeous My Minds Eye papers that I've had for a while and you can tell from the date of the wedding I added to the card, I made this a couple of months ago.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some
 gorgeous inspiration from my teammies.
That's it from me, enjoy your weekend

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges....
Creative Card Crew - Music
Deep Ocean - Distressing
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Cute Card Thursday - Handmade Embellishments (flowers)
Totally Gorjuss - Don't be Square
ABC Challenge - L= Lots Of Layers