Thursday 31 January 2013

2 Year Blogaversary Followers Candy

This post will stay at the top till 
January 31st 
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Whoops!! I nearly forgot my 2nd Blogaversary and because of that it means the winners candy is at this minute a total surprise (to me too)

As a thank you to my loyal friends and followers I (will) have a lovely gift for one lucky winner drawn at random and announced on Feb 1st 2013.

Please follow the usual rules.
  1. Be or become a follower of my blog (please don't join just for the candy - I will check)
  2. Post the above pic with a link back to here in your sidebar
  3. Leave your name and contact with the Linky
Leave a comment after entering just encase the linky goes walkabout!!
Good Luck xx

Moving Along With A Punch!

Hello lovely people can you believe January has gone whizzing by already!!
I'm back with a DT card for Team B at


and my lovely friend Debs chose the theme

Punch It Out

We want to see lots of lovely punch work on your creations this week, this is what I came up with.

Love these fab papers from Maja Design, it's not the first time I've used them and it won't be the last!! My super disco divalicious image is from this weeks fabulous sponsor

I'm so happy to have Mayzy Green and her fabulous artwork on board at MAWTT, her images are a joy to work with and you can win 5!!
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some amazing inspiration from my teammies - come on guys admit it - who can remember the days of disco!! I'm going to have to get my 70's CD's out now!!!

Thanks for stopping by today
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craft Room - Monochrome
Anything Goes - Monochrome
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Bingo (Flowers, Image, Dies)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Totally PaperCrafts - Let's Dance

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Killer Heels and a Blog Hop

Well it's happened at last, those Bugs are out of hibernation and boy oh boy are we stepping out in style! It's all happening this week at


 a new challenge
 a fabulicious new release 
and to celebrate that....a blog hop!

First things first, the challenge theme
 well when you see these new images you will agree it has to be


Now the hop
You should have arrived here all the way from Kansas and the very lovely  Michele  so lets not keep you waiting, you've had a long trip!

Are they heels or are they heels? As much as I love these shoes I'm not sure I could walk in them anymore!! I bought the most sparkalicious pair last year and nearly broke my neck in them lol (if I remember I'll take a picture of them and add it to the bottom of this post)
I hope you can see all the glamour dust from there, I was sprinkling like crazy lol
The sentiment was computer generated and so very true!!

Right back to business.... the rules of the hop.
Visit all the blogs in order and leave a comment on each one,  if you get lost don't worry just head back to the main challenge blog for the list in order and don't forget to leave a comment there too.

At some stops you will collect a letter - from me it's the letter C
When you have all the letters email the answer to Kerry at

 next stop on the hop is my lovely retired Bug Pami

You can find all the details and all the info of what fabulicious prizes Kerry is giving away over at the main challenge blog.
I can't wait to see what my teammies have created so I'm off to hop too!

Edited to add my sparkalicious Gina shoes! 

Happy Hopping

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Charisma Cardz - Hearts & Flowers
SFTW - Something Girlie
I Stop Craft Challenge - Sparkle & Bling
Dream Valley - Girls Girls Girls
Love 2 Create - Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Fairytales @ Diva's

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful kingdom called Blogland, and in this special land there was a place called


and the Fairy Queen Rebekah held a weekly challenge, this week the challenge theme is 


and Fairy Queen Rebekah wants all the Princes and Princesses in the whole Kingdom of Blogland to play along and show us their fairytale creations.
Right that's enough of that!
Though I love my Saturated Canary Cinderella image and I'm so pleased I got to use it at last!! Coloured with Copics and Echo Park Be Mine paper gives my fairytale a happy ending!!
Check out all the details of this weeks fabulous challenge and some awesome inspiration from the Diva's on the main challenge page. We have a new Diva joining us today so show her some love.
We have a brilliant sponsor this week

That's it from me -I'm sure they all lived happily ever after!!

Before I go check this out!!
Those Ladybugs are coming out of hibernation...

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Saturated Canary - Movie Inspired (Cinderella)
Forever Friends - Favourite Embellishments
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Craft Room - Monochrome
Inky Chicks - Becky's Bingo Board
Allsorts - Flower Power
 Crafts For Eternity - Punch It Out
Papertake Weekly - Tie Up Your Lose Ends

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Glitz & Glam @ Oldie But Goodie

Hello again lovely people have we got a treat in store for you today over at


the very talented Claire has set us the challenge of

Glitz & Glam

and WOW have the super talented DT girls pushed the boat out!! Whoever said 'Diamonds are a girls best friend' knew me well! lol
I have used this fabulous dahling image from Kenny K and I think she is super glam!! I've glitzed up my card using the lush Maja Designs paper with this super sparkly diamante ribbon from the 'Ribbon Girl' The funky flower is made from felt with MFT Loopy Bloom die, I've had it forever and this is the first time I've used it! I know I know I'm mad!!
Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and the prize on offer and some super glitzy inspiration.
Remember to be in with a chance of winning the prize you must use something on your creation that is over 6 months old and be sure to tell us what it is in your post.
While you're there we are holding a DT call for anyone who wants to join us on this super team, Francesca does all the hard work so if you haven't been on a DT before this would be a great place for you to start!

Thats all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with my first post this year for Diva's.
Thank you for your visit and to those that do, for the lovely comments

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craft Your Passion - Totally Teal
Bunny Zoes - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Girls Girls Girls
Kenny K - Vintage!
Addicted To Stamps - Material/Texture
Cute Card Thursday - Diamonds Are Forever
Creative Inspiration - One For The Girls
SFTW - Something Girlie
Creative Craft Challenge - Bling It Up

Thursday 17 January 2013

Moving Along With The B Team

Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all safe and warm and that any snow is not disrupting your life, we have had quite a bit here at the time of me writing this (but that was a few days ago as I'm trying to be organised and schedule at least a week ahead!)

It's time for a new challenge for the newly revised DT at


and this week it's Team B's turn to play along with the theme


How's that for nice and easy!!
We have some new DT members debuting today so please pop along to their blogs and show them some love.
We were each given an image to play with from this weeks sponsor

I chose Birthday Girl, she really made me chuckle!! The papers have been in my stash forever - I don't even know where they are from! Pop along to the main challenge blog for all the details of this challenge and some fabulous inspiration from my teammies!!

Don't forget to enter my 2nd birthday candy - 
I've been shopping and it's gonna make for one happy follower!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card
Creative Inspirations - For The Girls
Stampavie and More - Spots And Stripes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Happy Funny Birthday
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Dies nad Punches
Totally Gorjuss - Spotty

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Lace, Pins & Pearls @ Oldie But Goodie

Hello my lovely friends I think I'm back proper from now on, but things are still a little hectic here. My daughter is home from hospital after her operation and although in pain she is on the mend. The usual family crisis's reign supreme but I guess it keeps us all on our toes!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge a


and my lovely friend Debs has chosen the theme

Lace, Pins & Pearls

It took a while to kick start my crafting as I haven't really made anything since November before I went to Euro Disney, Germany and then Barbados! It may take a few weeks to get back in the swing of things, but here is my first attempt!

Its always a pleasure to colour in the gorgeous images from Saturated Canary and Violet Vintage 
was no exception - I just love her! She is my latest SC stamp - I want them all!
The papers are Basic Grey Little Black Dress and I coloured my roses in black using copics, those and the others are from WOC, the glass and metal flowers and the pins were bought from the NEC the first time I went about 3 years ago so they will be my 'Old' item. The black lace and black velvet ribbon have also been in my stash for ages.
Remember to tell us what you have used 
that is over 6 months old in your post.
Pop over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some devine inspiration from my teammies. Sadly Lisa and Tracy have moved on to pastures new but I will still visit them often!

That's it from me today, thank you for sticking with me while I was absent, its great to be back

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - Inspired By A Song
(because I have used black lace I can't stop singing 'Agadoo'!)
Ooh La La - Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Embrace the Old
Songbird Challenge - Paint it Black
Basic Grey - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Ribbon
MMCS - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Something New

Thursday 3 January 2013

I'm Nearly Back and I'm Late!

OMG! What a start to the year - I'm 3 days late with my first post and this was the quickest card I've ever made!
After a crazy disastrous end to 2012 I had better hopes for 2013 then my daughter fell down 3 stairs and fractured her ankle and broke her leg in 3 places! They were operating on the 31st, then it got pushed back to the 1st then yes you guessed it was going to be yesterday but surprise surprise it was delayed again now its tomorrow (Friday)!

Hopefully I will be back to full blogging after this weekend (Work on Saturday and a trip to London to see the Jersey Boys on Sunday) and more importantly back to actually crafting - I'm suffering serious withdrawal!

The 1st of January saw the start of a new challenge at


and what a great theme for just after Christmas

Thank You

Like I said this was a super quick card as I'm trying not to let anyone else down!! I've been a disaster lately!!
This is a pre coloured image from a sheet by Mo Manning, I just added a bit of glitter to the wings, a Stampin' Up sentiment and tag punch and lots of flowers from WOC

Pop over to the Heck of A Challenge blog for  all the details of the challenge and lots of much better crafting than my rushed attempt!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy New Year, I promise to get to 'visit' all my lovely blog friends very soon!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx