Thursday 27 September 2012

Seeing Red @ MAWTT

Good Morning again I'm back today after a couple of weeks break from 


as the lovely Hazel allowed me a little time to gather myself after the summer season and this week its my turn to host and I'm

Seeing Red!

Not really but I thought that was a good title!!
I"m waaaayyyy behind on making Christmas cards and this image has sat on my work desk half coloured since last Christmas!! lol It's from LOTV who I never seem to find time to play with anymore and I do really love these little cuties. The papers are also from long long ago - Basic Grey and the sentiment is from this weeks sponsor

Pop along to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of lovely RED inspiration from the gorgeous girls.

I'm off to visit my Mum for a couple of days and while I'm there I've been invited to her friends 90th birthday lunch - I sure know how to live it up!!
Thanks for all your visits and lovely comments this week - I really am trying to get to visit you all

Love 'n' Hugs
Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stampin' For The Weekend - Feeling Floral
Dream Valley - Celebrations
Corrosive Challenge - Animal Companion
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Fairies & Fantasy @ Diva's

Me again - it's that week of the month for me when I'm here nearly everyday lol - I hope you don't get fed up of me and I'm still struggling with my missing mojo!!
This time its a new challenge at


and the theme is

Fairies & Fantasy

This is always a popular choice so I can't wait to see what you all come up with
The lush papers are from Magnolia and die cuts are memory box I think!
 I've used an image from this weeks sponsor
 Crafts & Me
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of inspiration from the fabulous Diva's.

Thank you lovely friends for stopping by

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

Crafts & Me - Favourite Colour (anything with a bit of pink!)
Fab 'n' Funky - 'F' (Fairy)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Bingo With A Twist @ LCI

Good Morning lovely people, I've really struggled with my creating this week - nothing is going right for me and it's one of those weeks where I'm posting a different DT card nearly every day!
It's time for a brand new challenge at


and this week is rather special as one of our favourite characters NIKKI has gone and got her bang up to date and gone DIGI which means you can do so much more with the little lady!

Our very own little lady Catherine has given us a great theme

Bingo With A Twist

     Die    Cuts
Pink Gems
Pink Ribbon
Pink Buttons
Pink Flowers

Lol I think Catherine was trying to make Tams use pink again but knowing Tams she will have found a way around that!!
Here is my contribution using the new DIGI Martini Nikki
Check out the LCI store HERE to pick up this fabulous girl!
I've used the new Carta Bella Paris Girl 6x6 paper pad and my line is straight down the left hand side - Die Cuts, Pink Ribbon &  a Swirl

You'll notice when you get to the Ladybugs shop that Kerry is having a fantastic blow out sale with a HUGE 60% off rubber stamps!!
Hurry over - I don't want you to miss out!

Don't forget to check out the Ladybugs fabulous inspiration on the main challenge blog - you won't be disappointed.

I'll be back tomorrow
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Inspired By A Song
Allsorts - Inspired By A Song
(I Love Paris by Ella Fitzgerald)
Crafty Creations - Around The World (Paris)

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Show Us Your Ribbons @ Oldie But A Goodie

Hello again lovely Peeps, I've been having a little break to try and sort myself out after our Summer Season but the weather has been so nice I've still been working! At least I've had time for a blog over - just not sure yet if I like it!!!

Anyway I'm back today with a brand new challenge at


and this week the lovely Claire is in command and she would like you to 

Show Us Your Ribbons

Ribbon is something I have in abundance!!
That doesn't stop me buying more though LOL
This is one of the cards I've been making for my Mum and a friend who have both been asking me to make for them for ages, I just couldn't find any time until now.
The image you don't really need me to tell you is 'Blanche' from the fabulous Krista Smith at Saturated Canary (My lovely friend Debs gave me a voucher for my birthday and I'm addicted) coloured with Copics and pencils, the paper is Echo Park 'For The Record 2' 6x6 pad, the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a Die Namics label die and the chipboard alphabet has been painted to match. All the flowers are from WOC and in keeping with the challenge rules, my ribbon has been in my drawer for years! Its Tilda ribbon from Panduro.

Remember to qualify for the challenge you must use something on your card that is at least 6 months old and be sure to tell us what it is.

You can find all the details on the main challenge blog along with some beautiful inspiration from my talented teammies.

Our sponsor this week is

Please pop over and have a browse around, they have some super little images.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will all get a chance to join our challenge this week

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - So Trendy (Chevrons)
Saturated Canary - All The B's (Blanche, Blue, Bows)
Sassy Studio Designs - Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - Numerical Numbers
Secret Crafter - Milestone Birthdays
Pink Elephant - Monochrome
Creative Craft - Anything Goes

Tuesday 11 September 2012

A Ladybug Blog Hop WITH A CARD!

Well what can I say!!! The day finally arrived it's time for a brand new lease at


and the fab new images get to be showcased for the very first time
along with a fabulous Blog Hop

The text in this post won't make any sense now but Hey Ho when did I ever!!
Made using the Snowmen Chorus Delight image available from LCI, Echo Park paper and a magnolia Doo Hickey snowflake die.

I can give you all the details you require for the challenge and the hop.
First up this weeks challenge

Lisa has given us this great 
Photo Inspiration
to work with
All the details of the challenge can be found on the Ladybugs Craft Ink blog challenge and remember we now have an extra prize on offer if you use an LCI image along with the usual random winner.

Now on to the BLOG HOP
You should have arrived here from our lovely Guest Designer KATH
and next up after me is Ladybug SUSAN

The usual Blog Hop rules apply
Leave a comment on each DT & GDT members post then leave a comment on the Ladybugs blog telling us which is your favourite new image

Top prize is all 6 new release images and 5 more lucky winners will win 1 image each.
Don't fret folks if you can't wait all the new 'SNOWMAN DELIGHT' images are now on sale HERE priced at £1.75 each

That's all from me, if I"m not sacked I will be back with my card ASAP!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
The Sweet Stop - Sketch
Stampin' For The Weekend - Early Christmas

Saturday 8 September 2012

A Hint of Whats to come!

I'm late again!
Look what Kerry has in store for you!!

All you have to do is turn up on Tuesday - 
All I have to do is find time to make a card!!

See you then

Thursday 6 September 2012

Christmas Gifts @ MAWTT

Well did I go into a panic when I read this challenge theme or what!!!
I'm still really scared by anything that isn't a card and Christmas too - I'm still in summer season here at Hunstanton!
new challenge hosted by Kim is 

Christmas Gifts

Panic not lovely people - the MAWTT DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, I on the other hand have a humble little gift box!
Well 2 actually! Made with the Stampin' Up Bigz Die. It's really cute and tinchy, I should have put something next to it so you can see the size.  You can get it from the lovely Zoe Tant Stampin Up independent demonstrator (contact details in my side bar) I thought I could fill these up with ribbons, brads or buttons and such for my blog friends. The paper (well its more like card) is from a DCWV Christmas stack and the little image tags are from this weeks sponsor

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and lots of fabulous idea's.

I'm off to visit my Mother - I haven't been able to get over for quite a few weeks and she has a list of jobs for me!
Thanks for visiting today and a big Hello to all my new followers I hope to get to visit all my old and new followers shortly!!

Love 'n ' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything But A Card
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Totally Stampalicious - Anything But A Card

Wednesday 5 September 2012

It's all about Friends @ Diva's

Hello again! I'm guessing you will be fed up of me by the end of this week - nothing from me for ages then BAM a post nearly everyday!!
Today its a new challenge at


and this week its all about


and I had the perfect image to use
 I adore this range of Uptown Girls stamps from Stampin' Bella,  I have a couple more if I ever get time to use them! Lush papers are Basic Grey Little Black Dress and the black lace and Prima flower were in my stash. As the paper was so busy I kept the embellishment to a minimum. The sentiment comes with the stamp. I seem to have got the paper piecing bug too!
We have a fabulous sponsor this week 

ll the details of the challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from the Diva's can be found on the main challenge blog.

That's all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with my MAWTT make
Thanks for looking guys
 Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Something Old (Lace & Flower) Something New (Image)
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired By A Film or Song (2nd entry)
(Cyndi Lauper's song - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Tuesday 4 September 2012

It's A Recipe at Oldie But Goodie

Morning Guys, wow how nice is this weather? We are still having lots of visitors to the seaside so I haven't had as much time yet as I thought I was going to have!! At least I'm getting a bit of time to make something.
Today is a new challenge over at


and my lovely lovely teamie Debs is in charge
I'm finally going to get to meet up with her in few weeks and I'm really excited as I know we will be good friends for a long time.
Anyway back to the challenge and it's a

1 Image, 2 DP's and 3 Flowers

Here's my take on the challenge
I've had this image coloured in for quite a while as I was going to use it for another card months ago but it wasn't going right at the time! My twins are going to Sophie's 21st party on Saturday it's called 'Sophie's Adventures In Wonderland' and everyone has to dress up as a character from the book/film.
We were invited too, Sophie works for us, but someone has to stay here to work!
The fabulous Queen of Hearts is a Mo Manning image, coloured with Copics and pencils. The papers are MME and you will probably know by now (as I've used them so much) the flowers are a MFT die. The gem brads, ribbon and heart pins are all from my stash.
Inside just says 'Let's Celebrate!'

We have a fabulous sponsor this week, the mighty

All the details plus some gorgeous inspiration from my team mates can be found at the main challenge blog page. I hope you will all get a chance to join us this challenge.

While I'm here I'd like to thank all my beautiful friends out there who sent me birthday cards/presents and good wishes, I was overwhelmed by your kindness, generosity and talents. I don't want to list individual names encase I miss someone out, but thank you all - I had one of the nicest birthday's I can remember.

A quick reminder to enter my birthday candy above

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired By a Film or Song (Alice In Wonderland)
Crafty Catz - Recipe
Pile It On - For A Princess
Pan Pastel - Stripes
Pink Elephant - Patterned Papers
Mo's Digital Pencil - Lovely Layers

Saturday 1 September 2012

Heck Of A New Challenge Starts Today

Hello my lovely lovely friends I'M BACK!!! Or at least I should be after this weekend, we are still open so I will be working but it will be more like normal hours from now onwards, which means I'm hoping to find time to create and comment again!!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge blog


and I'm super excited to be a part of this from the beginning
Please please please head over there and join us for our first challenge of

Anything Goes

I've been to the shop in Heckmondwike and the Mandies are lovely, I hope you will all support them.  On October 6th we are all meeting up again for a blog girls day in the shop, if you can make it book in FAST! Details on the blog.
This is a monthly challenge so that should give everyone plenty of time to enter, the challenge will close at 8pm on the last day of each month and a new challenge will begin on the 1st of each month.

I was still really busy when it came to making something for this challenge and was about to show you a picture of some cupcakes I'd made a while back for my DT contribution, lol, when I remembered I'd made this album from our trip to Italy and not blogged it!
Huge sign of relief!!!
I covered the chipboard album with the most gorgeous G.C.D. papers called 'Ella Blue'
I made all the pictures black & white then added a couple of colours back into them in Photoshop
We stopped at the 'Blue Train' restaurant on the way in Paris and it was AMAZING!!
We were with a fabulous bunch of characters - I never stopped laughing
Lake Garda is a beautiful place but Verona was my absolute favourite!
This year we went to the English Lakes and I've yet to make an album for that, maybe now I have a bit more time I'll get on with it.

Head over to the main challenge blog HERE to check out what the fabulous DT have created for some inspiration, there really is a complete collection of styles for you there! All the details can be found there including the winner of the opening candy that was up for grabs!
 The prize this month is a £10 voucher to spend in store or in the online sister shop Every Crafts A Pound  HERE

Thank you for stopping by and checking me out today, don't forget to enter my 'Birthday Candy' before you go, it really is a special one!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
The Stamp Man - Alter It
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Travel
Allsorts - Anything But Square
 Anything But A Card -  Anything But A Card