Tuesday 19 June 2012

Double Trouble @ LCI

Hello again my lovely bloggers, I've given up trying to predict the weather, we've had allsorts in the last few days! I just hope wherever you are the sun is shining on you!

It's time for a new challenge today at


and it's my turn to host, and, as today is
my lovely twin babies 23rd birthday
 I thought I'd go for a bit of

Double Trouble

So I'd like to see 2 of something on your projects please. It doesn't have to be 2 images (but it can be) just as long as I can see double it will count.

I've used 2 LCI images on my card, On Your Bike Robyn and Policeman Jack. It's the first time I've masked and stamped 2 images for a card and I'm thinking I might try this again! These two playing together remind me of my two as youngsters lol. 
The paper is from a Craftwork cards flower pad as too is the pinwheel. I wanted to keep it simple as the 2 images are quite busy. The sentiment is also LCI and its mounted on Stampin' Up punch outs.

You can find all the details on the main challenge page along with some fabulous inspiration from the Ladybugs.

Just encase anyone is interested, here's a couple of photo's of the kids.
I had to scan them lol as there was no digital photo's way back then!

This is Michael with all three of our Munchkins, Jordan was only 19 months old when Joel William (6lbs 11ozs) and Raegan Michaela (5lbs 12ozs) were born. Joel was born at 2 minutes to 10 in the morning and Raegan at 2 minutes past.

Joel had masses of thick hair and Raegan didn't have much for ages! 

This ones a bit more recent lol!
Joel didn't want me to use this picture as he thinks he looks fat but I like it. It was taken about 18 months ago on holiday. In the last couple of months he has been on this fitness plan and lost 2 and half stone. His sister (currently backpacking around China) won't recognise him when she gets back on Monday!

Thanks for looking
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
Polka Doodles - Summer Scene
Love 2 Create - Summertime Fun


Mary J said...

What great kids, Laurie! So cute as kiddies!

What a fab card - so clever how you made her looks in the distance - beautiful coluring!

Sally said...

Gorgeous kids Laurie.....I bet you can't wait to have Raegan home again.

Love you card he two images are perfect for each other also the monochrome looks fab.
Have a good day Hun and hope the sun is in Wales :)
Hugs Sally xxx

Kerry said...

What gorgeous kids you have Laurie! I'm sure you'll be so happy when Raegan arrives home safe and sound...been there done that lol. Now for your are a clever cookie..I love those two images together and you've done it so well. The green is the pinwheel. Does it come all cut out and ready to fold or did you do it yourself. I really want to try one of those :-D Gorgeous! xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its fabulous Laurie.. i love making scenes ( don't we know it lol).. and that pinwheel is fabulous .. i think we will all be having them on our cards now! ( move over punched flowers!)
I love the pics... who is that handsome man holding the babies lol!!!!!! ( tell him i said that! )
The twins are just as cute now as they were then... and you have to put a pic of the new slimline Joel on - i cant wait to see ..
GIve him ANOTHER birthday kiss from me ... and make him some Cauliflower cheese ( with skimmed milk of course .. i don't want to ruin his healthy eating plan! )

Hope he has a fabulous day ... and also give Reagan my best Birthday wished when you speak to her .

You have a fab day too
Lisa xxxxxxxx

brenda said...

Love the fresh colours of your card Laurie, we need something to brighten our days as the weathers certainly lost the plot.

Great pictures as well, it's nice to look back on them now and again.

B x

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,the scene you have created is just amazing oh its effective,and the pin wheel I just love,and the colours,and your colouring is just fantastic,they will love it,too bits,and oh just love the photos,you have shown Us Hun,I think he is so handsome,must take after his mum,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Jane said...

What a fantastic card!

Judith said...

What a great card Laurie - love the scene and its green - for me if its green its great! Gorgeous pictures of your kids - don't you just wish them back to when they were little - ah so cute hugs Judith x

Sue said...

Hi Laurie, your card is gorgeous. I love the image and the layout is fabulous.
Your photos are gorgeous - you have really brightened my day so thank you for that!!
Hugs Sue

Hazel said...

Beautiful card and dare I say, even more beautiful photos. You have a lovely family and have every right to be very proud. Hazel x

Highland Handmade said...

Wow look at what you did with JAck!! I bet he is having such fun with Robyn! love your card, never tried masking myself but I have to say I love the other picture, what gorgeous babies you have!! Must have been hard work though with such a small age gap between them! Sorry I havent commented in so long, but I will try and make more of an effort now xx

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
What super photo's of your twins and your family and what a great card its fab !!.
Oh my gosh ...Raegan will be home soon , it doesnt seem a minute since she went away and you were worrying , I bet the time has dragged for you though , how fab to have her home soon.
Have a fab time
Hugs Elaine

Christine L said...

Hi Laurie

I love how you've done the scene on your card... I haven't done any masking yet, really must give it a go! Fab card altogether.

And awwwwwwww thanks for sharing those lovely photos.... your kids are GORGEOUS and you must be really proud parents!

Christine x

Pamela said...

Fabulous card and beautiful pictures. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Laura Bradley said...

This is fab Laurie - love the colour scheme and the images are great! Really love this, the shaped card gives it something extra! Laura x

Sue B said...

A very Happy Birthday to your twins Laurie!!! hope they are having a fab day!!
Oh I do love your card - it's gorgeous!! and the way you've combined those two images to make a scene is genius!! I think you should definitely do more!! it takes me back to my childhood and playing on bikes… (long long time ago!! LOL) you've coloured it all beautifully and I love that pinwheel !! It's a really FAB card !!!
Ooh I love your baby pictures!! they are all SO cute!! it must have been hard work once they were all toddling!!! it's nice to see how they've all grown up… and I bet it seems like only yesterday…!!! Oh and you must show us a piccie of the new fit Joel..
Bet you can't wait until Monday when Raegan gets home!!!!
Hope you have a good evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, love your fun image and the colour scheme is great.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

JayBe said...

A great card, Laurie - thanx for joining us at Polkadoodles this week. Jan xx

Kathleen said...

Adore the card, fabulous layout and choice of colour, great fun images and they really look as if they are having fun together.
Oh what great photo's, doesn't time fly, bet you feel like it was only yesterday when they were born.
My husband is a twin and was born on Christmas Day, only one lot of presents.

Kath x

Laura Bradley said...

And thank you for sharing it with us at Love to Create! Laura x

Tracey T said...

A fabulous card, Laurie - I love the image! Great photos too! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Gaynor Greaves said...

Absolutely stunning!!!! I love it, the design, the images, everything about it is fab, and you have great kids too. Thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor DT x

Unknown said...

Wonderful card Laurie, love the image scene and wonderful colours too! Loving the pics of your kids too...Big hugs Jo xxx

Berry said...

Firstly Laurie your card is fab I love the green scheme so fresh. The piccies of the kids are great too, what a crazy time you must have had with the twins and a toddler! They have clearly grown up wonderfully though, hope mine get that far if I don't strangle them first lol! Hugs rebekah xx

Sharon said...

Love your little scene, gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Polkadoodles.xx

xxxtglxxx said...

What a bright and fabulous card Laurie! :) Love the gorgeous green and fun images!

Beautiful pics too hun!



Mrs.B said...

Hi Laurie, Love the card, excellent job with the masking.
Loved the great pics. They look great kids.
Bet you can't wait for Monday to see your DD.
Avril xx

Janneke said...

What a stunning card and what a lovely photos ;o)
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

Janneke X

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card, the pics of your kids...they have become so handsome!!
xxx Margreet

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah fabby card and even fabbier pics of the kids. They just grow up far to fast. Love Hxx

Mau xx said...

What a brilliant card Laurie, love the colour and your images are brilliant. Super pinwheel too, I started to make one a fortnight ago and its still half done on the table, you have inspired me to pick it up again :)
Love the pics, what a precious family you have. look forward to seeing the new Slimmer Joel. your baby will soon be home now, with lots of tales to tell I am sure.
Hugs Mau xx

Julie said...

Hi Laurie, sorry for the belated visit, I clean forgot I'd not done my ladybug love rounds lol! I just adore this card, the two images work so perfectly together. I love how clean you always make your cards look,(I know what I mean) the colours are just fab!
Hope your lovelies had a great day in different parts of the world. Roll on next week!.x

Jenny said...

Love love love all that green. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Marjorie said...

Oh hun!! What fabulous photo's never thought to scan them, it's a great idea! Your two little darlin's have grown up to be two beautiful people:)
and I just love your card...super images and such a lovely sentiment!!

Janice said...

Hi there Mrs, sorry I haven't been commenting so much, my sick kitty has taken a bit of looking after. Love your post about your twins, bet they love you posting those picks! Poor you not having Raegan in the same country for her birthday - mind you it will probably be an even bigger party as a result when she returns! Love your double image card another great design. Have a great weekend - don't work too hard, Jx PS I too am a twin!

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, I'm still trying to catch up in blogworld - am mega behind (again!).

Love this card, I used to mask and stamp loads then stopped and now am boringly one stamp per card. Having seen your fab scene, I might have to get those post-it notes out again!!!

Thanks for sharing the pics of your kids - weren't they just the cutest when they were little! And very handsome and lovely now they are all grown.

Well done to your son for loosing the weight, wish I had his willpower!!

See ya soon,

PS - Love the SC card as well, great embellies and your colouring is perfect. said...

Gorgeous card, love the little scene you've built. Thanks for joining our Summer Scene challenge over at Polka Doodles. Good luck.

Claire x

Paper Panda said...

Really cute card!

Mandy x

Jackie Randolph said...

Your card is amazing!! Love your images and papers!! Great pic, your family is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge Summer Time Fun!