Tuesday 30 October 2012

Spots & Stripes @ OBAG

A very good Morning to all my lovely freinds out there.
I"m in London today buying next seasons clothes for our shop next year. 
It's time for a  brand new challenge today at


and this week the very talented Helen is hosting the theme

Spots & Stripes

I love using both so here is my card for this challenge
I have to admit I made this before I went on holiday, it's another image that I got with my voucher from my beautiful friend Debs from Saturated Canary, this one is called ' Multi Tasking Mama' I just love how these images colour up with my copics!
My papers are amongst my all time favourite products and I've had them FOREVER! (I bought about 4 pads of each colourway) They are Cosmopolitan from Making Memories and I never tire of them, the pinks are gorgeous too!!

Remember to be in with a chance of winning you must use something that is at least 6 months old, and be sure to let us know in your post what it is!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and lots of spotty and stripy inspiration from the Goodie Girls.

That's all from me today, if I survive my day in the big city I'll be back on Thursday with 2 DT makes!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Sweet Stampin' - What's Cookin'
Pink Gem - Polka Dots & Spots
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes

Thursday 25 October 2012

Too Cute To Spook @ MAWTT

Morning bloggers, my what is it with this FOG! I can barely see over the road from my house and it's been like that for 3 days now! I'm meant to be driving to my Mum's today, I hope this lifts a bit first!

Time for a brand new shiny challenge at


and this week the very lovely Debs in charge with

Too Cute To Spook

I'm still a bit behind so it's quick makes for me till I get on top of it all again and that meant my Simply Shelly Stickers came into play again LOL
I wanted to make a couple of treat bags for my friends Grandchildren who I went on Holiday with so this challenge was the perfect opportunity, I hope Chloe and Charlie like them!

Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some gorgeous inspiration from my teammies.
We have a fabulous sponsor this week

who are offering the winner 3 images from the store.
I hope you will all find time to join us.

That's all from me, thank you for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
Sparkle & Glitter with Rick - Sweet or Spooky
Creative Inspirations - Happy Halloween
Crafty Creations - Halloween Spooks
The Pink Elephant - Halloween
Totally Stampalicious - Green, Purple & Black
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
My Mums Craft Shop - So Spooky
Dream Valley - Halloween
Sweet Stampin' - Boo...Its Halloween
Crafty Catz - Halloween

Tuesday 23 October 2012

I'm Back and I need a P!

Hello all my lovely friends I'm back from my holiday in sunny Tenerife, it was the first time I'd been there and with temperatures of 32 degree's every day I would definitely go back - preferably tomorrow!
I should be rested after 10 days of doing nothing but laying in the sun reading and eating and drinking but I feel like I need another holiday to get over that one!!
 Instead I'm back blogging - cos I missed you all!!

I'm back just intime to host a new challenge at


and this week we

Need A P!

Lol, that's lots of things beginning with P on your cards please!

Lets see what you come up with
I've used Posh Shopper Nikki available HERE and coloured her with my Copics and my favourite flower dies from MFT.
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some fabulous inspiration from the Ladybugs.
Thanks for all your lovely comments while I was away, I need to start planning my next holiday now!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Birthday
The Crazy Challenge - Hand Made Flowers
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Something Spooky @ Diva's

Hi Guys hopefully you can see this post as I'm still away sunbathing - Its a hard job but someone has to do it!
If I haven't been to visit you lately there's no wifi round the pool!

Today is a brand new challenge at


and the very lovely Rebekah wants to see

Something Spooky

Well it's kinda spooky - a touch more cute maybe!
The Pumpkins are from Kraftin' Kimmie, I've had them a while but this is their first outing (nothing new there) The bats are Memory Box die cuts and at the moment a big favourite of mine - hence you keep seeing them! The owl charm was a present from my lovely friend Jill.

Head over to the main Diva's challenge blog for all the details and lots of spooktacular inspiration
We are sponsored this challenge by 

Thanks for stopping by
 I'm just getting the cocktails in if your nearby!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'm back from my hollies and would like to enter the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Orange & Black
Scrapalicious - Halloweenie
7 Kids College Fund - Black & Orange
Simon Says Stamp  - Eerie Inspiration
Hooked On Craft - Halloween
Forever Friends - Halloween/Autumn
Eureka Stamps - Halloween or Spooky
Shopping Our Stash - Trick or Treat
Sassy Cheryls - Orange & Black
Papertake Weekly - Fright Night
Die Cutting Diva's - Use a Pumpkin

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Floral Delights @ LCI

Good morning my lovelies hopefully this post has arrived on the scene as I should be at this momemt in time, laid on a beach soaking up some much appreciated sunshine!!

It's time for a new challenge today at
and my gorgeous friend Julie would like to see 

Flowers and Embossing

Well flowers is ok with me but embossing is something I don't really do much of, so I went with a nice and simple CAS style card
As you all know these white cards are almost impossible to photograph  -in the end I just had to step away from the camera!
I've used one of the original Floral Delight images available HERE but check out the rest of the DT, along with some lovely GDT's as they all have new additions to the Floral Delight family.
I was scared of this image when Kerry first sent it to me - but now I love it and I know I will use it lots and lots!

oh hang on a minute there's no ice in my Mojito - you just can't get the staff!!
Gotta get back to my sunbathing!!!

Love 'n' Sunshine Laurie xx

Thursday 4 October 2012

Moving Along 'In The Dark'

A jolly good morning to you all. I'm really excited today as tomorrow is the day when Debs, Claire, Pami, Lisa and I all get to meet up, some of us for the first time!!
(I actually wrote that before I woke up yesterday with the flu! I'm still excited through the coughing fits and streaming eyes and nose - I can't believe I'm going to meet my lovely friends and I'm dying!!)

Today is first though and that brings a brand new challenge over at


and our lovely Yorkshire Lass Lisa is in charge of

'In The Dark'

ooooooooh scary!!! Lisa loves anything Halloween!!

This little man looks more scared than scary!
He's from our fabulous sponsor this week

The papers are Echo Park and the little bats are a Memory Box die and I had some googly eyes that I stuck on, the little bat needs to grow into his eyes lol
The shapes are Spellbinders and coloured with Copic (both available at Stampin' Scrapping Central)
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some fabulous spooky inspiration from the girls.

I'm off for a lie down and I still have to pack!!!
A weekend in Yorkshire and 2 weeks in the Canaries
Bring it on!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Bearly Mine - Halloween
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Halloween

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Inspired By A Song Or Film

Morning Peeps I'm a wee it excited today as I get to host a challenge at


and I've chosen my favourite theme

Inspired By A Song or Film

Last time I chose this theme I couldn't stop singing my way around all your blogs!
It was so much fun LOL
My song inspiration is 'Chapel Of Love' by The Dixie Cups
Are you singing it yet?
I had to make a wedding card amongst the orders from my Mum and a friend and I've used my uber cute LOTV image that I haven't used since I made 150 wedding invitations with it! I still adore this beautiful little image and wasn't put off by the volume of invites - just wouldn't want to do it again in a hurry!
. I followed an old sketch from the no longer running truly scrumptious blog and a lot of inspiration from the very talented Fleur! I love her muted tones and vintage look and have tried to emulate it here.
The papers are really old, they are paper pizazz and are some of the first crafty stuff I bought, all the flowers are from WOC and the lace is new from is from The Ribbon Girl. The bronze heart charm was a gift from the lovely Jill, my super talented friend from Norway - thank you Hunny.
Head over to the main blog page for lots of fabulous inspiration from my lovely teammies and all the details of the prize up for grabs from this weeks sponsor

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

That's all from me today, thank you so much for your support and comments
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Something Old Something New
Sweet Stampin' - Vintage
Totally Gorjuss - Punches & Dies
Crafty Catz - Lace & Ribbon
Totally Papercraft - Pretty Pastels
Stampin' For The Weekend -  Feelin' Floral
PaperPlay - Flowers & Lace
Crafty Ribbons - Anything But Square

Monday 1 October 2012

Heck of a Spooky Challenge

Good morning guys its the start of a brand new month and that means a brand new challenge at


and this month Carrie came up with 

  Spook It Up!

oooooh scary scary lol
This is Lisa's all time favourite theme as she is an absolute Halloween nut!!

I thought I would stretch myself and NOT make a card this time
and I used a chipboard door hanger I got from the Craft and Hobby Store when Pam and I went up to visit Lisa's earlier this year.
 I covered the hanger with last year's Halloween papers from Echo Park 'Apothecary collection' and the little ghost and Frankenstein are 'Simply Shelley' stickers that I stuck on acetate, they have been in my stash for an age! The blinged up bat branch is also one of last years purchases from Prima and was in my opinion the perfect addition to the hanger! The die cut fence is a memory box gate that I cut out 3 times and stuck together.

Head over to the Heck Of A Challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some seriously spooky makes from my teammies - they have really pushed the boat out this month!! While you are there don't forget to see if you were the lucky winner of our first challenge or maybe one of the TOP PICKS.

That's it from me today I have lots of organising to do before I head up north to meet my favourite girlies!

Thanks for stopping by
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Something Wicked
Fab 'n' Funky - Something Beginning With 'F' - Frankenstein, Feather & Flowers
Great Impressions - Fall Inspired
Anything But A Card - Fall Theme