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


Tanya said...

Holy buckets, I hope your poor daughter is alright! And that the surgery goes well and she's up and about ASAP - and best wishes, maybe you should consider like February 1st your 'fresh start' new year considering how bad the real one was?! Either way, I hope things start looking up soon.

Tags xx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Laurie, what a time you've had of it. I hope your daughter's op goes well tomorrow and that she is soon back up and around. Bless you both not the best start to the year, but chin up it can only get better.
Take care of yourselves and Happy New Year from now on.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Jill said...

Oh sweetie, what a terrible way to start the new year!
Wishing your daughter all the best in her recovery.
Card in a hurry... OH MY GOD I wish I could make quick cards like this!!
It is wonderful like everything you make my lovely friend.
Have a great weekend and hopefully we are back stalking eachother again!LOL
Lots of hugs and kisses

Pami said...

So good to see you back Laurie, was really sorry to hear about Regan, I hope she recovers quickly, poor thing. Take care of yourself honey. P xx

Claire said...

Hello lovely - great to see you here. WOW fabulous card, love the image and for a quick make it is just perfect. Sorry to hear that your Daughter has still not had the op - what are they playing at!??? Hope she finally has it done tomorrow. Will be thinking about you. Happy New Year to you sweetie and catch up very soon. Hugs and love, Claire xx

Margreet said...

Oh my, Laurie...that's too bad what happened to your daughter...wish her al the good from me!
Besides, happy and creative New Year to you.
This quick card is só adorable!
Enjoy your concert!
xxx Margreet

Unknown said...

Oh Laurie, I hope your daughter has had her operation & its all working out well. What a start to the year. Happy New Year to you xxx
Oh by the way, the card may be a quick one, but its still beautiful x

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, ooooh your poor daughter! Makes me cringe just thinking about broken things - I've never (touch wood) broken anything and can't imagine how much it would hurt!

Best wishes to her for a speedy op and even speedier recovery.

Good to see you back in blogland and hope 2013 is a better year for you.


Arrggh and almost forgot to say - what a fabulous card, can't believe that was a quick card - no way!!

Debs said...

So good to see you back in the land of blog Laurie.
I can't believe they cancelled Raegan's op not once but twice.
Will be thinking of you both tomorrow :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Mary J said...

Oh Laurie - I hope your daughter has a speedy recovery!

What a totally sweet card! Your colouring is amazing and I love the flowers!

Janice said...

Brilliant card Laurie, love the image and how you've designed in. So sorry to hear about your daughter and it must be terrible for you all having to wait so long for her op. Fingers crossed things happen tomorrow. Really hoping that 2013 is a good year for Laurie-Paurie-Poo, Happy New Year my dear, Jx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I like the image the papers and the shape.I do hope your Daughter will be alright.
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Why do all bad things happen at Christmas and New Year, your poor Daughter and how frustrating the Op being postponed so many times.
Bet you were at your wits end.
I had D & V over Christmas, Daughter went back Boxing Day and Sister had 2 fits on New Years Eve, kept on a trolley in a corridor till 6.30 in the morning, and everyone says the NHS is brilliant.

I wish I could make such a stunning card, under so much pressure, it is fabulous, great image and a fantastic flower display. It's no great shakes that you are late, better late than never. Great to see you back and hope the rest of the year is much, much better than the start.

Kath x

Sonia said...

Hi my dearest blog friend, I'm so sorry for Your daughter, I hope she has a speedy recovery:)
Your card is simple gorgeous, I love This adorable image, very beautifully coloured:)
Big hug to you and to you daughter,

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh dear that's terrible. Wish your daughter a speedy recovery, hope all goes well tomorrow
Your card is really pretty. Beautiful shape, design and colours.
Hugs Kelly x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, the image is adorable. Hope everything goes well with your daughter
HUGZ Fleur xXx


A gorgeous card Laurie - love MO's image! Sorry to hear about your Daughter's fall - I hope all goes well with the op.
Hope the rest of the year proves to be happy and healthy for you and yours.

Hugs, Sylvia x

Berry said...

I do hope the op is sorted for tomorrow (fri) this time, your poor daughter it must be just awful for her! i love this card by the way even for a throw together one, am about to use this image myself for a custom made baby card.
I can't wait to see more of your lovely creations when you have time,
massive hugs sweetie Rebekah xx

Christine L said...

Hey hon

Ooooh ouch!!! Hope your daughter's op goes well today... flippin heck, what a way to start the New Year!!

So good to have you back on the blog scene .... we've missed you! And seeing as how this was such a quickie.... it's absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the pink frame... must definitely have a go at doing that!

Big hugs
Christine x

Christine L said...

PS... Me again.... how did you do the frame without getting an embossing line when you cut the circle out of the centre? and HOW did you make it stand up?? Come on woman... GIVE!! LOL!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sue B said...

Aww this is a really sweet card Laurie! it certainly doesn't look like a quick make… what a gorgeous image that you've coloured to perfection! and those flowers are stunning! love the whole card shape and design! :-)
Hope your daughter goes on ok today! and hope 2013 is a good year for you hun!
Love and hugs
Sue xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hiya, well I did pop over partly to wish you a slightly belated happy new year but seeing as it sounds like it started so badly I will say I really hope it gets better and that it turns out to be happy one for you in the end. Sorry to hear you have been having such a difficult time, your card may have been quick but it certainly doesn't show, I love the shape and the colour and the image is just so cute. I really hope things get better hun.
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Oh Laurie, so sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope all goes well for her.
Your card is beautiful and sweet.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year full of goodness.
Hugs xx

Sarah-Jane said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter, I hope she has a speedy recovery.
Hope the rest of the year is a good one.
Gorgeous card.
Sarah-Jane xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

OOPS I thought I had been and commented here. Sorry, brain is playing up!!! Love this card, I hope Raegan is doing a bit better now, Love Hxx