Wednesday 30 October 2013

Use Orange @ Diva's

Good morning to my lovely blogging friends, I hope you were all safe from the storms that hit the UK the last few days, my it was windy here but nothing bad to report, I think we were lucky and missed the worst of it!
A couple of people have asked me about my new blog design, I made it myself with elements from Raspberry Roads 'Seaside Romance' and I'm a bit chuffed how it turned out!!

It's time for a new challenge at


and this week we would like you to

'Use Orange'

Nice and simple and gives us all lots of scope.
I'm not a big Halloween fan so I went for a simple everyday style boy card

This is 'Goldfish Kid' and I coloured him with Copics and matched up to some Halloween paper I had left from last year. Not sure what it is, sorry. Kept him nice and simple, not sure you could call it CAS because the stripes, what do you think?

Head over to the main challenge blog where you can find all the details and lots of inspiration and what prize you can win from this weeks sponsor

That's it from me. Thank you for stopping by and any lovely comments you may leave. I'll be back in a couple of days with a new challenge at Heck of a Challenge, 1st of November already! Where did the year go?

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Digi Haven - Orange & Black
QKR Stampede - Seeing Orange
CMC Copic Challenge - Guys, Dudes, Masculine
LIM - String or Twine
Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Great & Small

Thursday 24 October 2013

Shape Up @ MAWTT

Good Morning everyone. I'm back today with a news of a new challenge at
and this week I'm hosting and chose the theme

Shape Up!

Now I am on a major fitness and health campaign but I assure you this challenge doesn't involve anything strenuous or the restriction of chocolate you might need to consume to join in!
Just cards and projects that are not square please!

Here's what I came up with...

I made this card for a commission and later personalised it but I took this picture before I put the recipients name on it. I used another one of my unused Tilda's, I'm working my way through them! Lots of WOC flowers and a couple of rolled ones too. Papers are MME, Miss Caroline I think. The letters are glitter stickers, I have 100's of different stickers and rub ons and die cut alphabets I need to use up!! I was a bit heavy handed with the frantage, Tilda looks like she is hiking through the snow!!

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some fabulous shapely creations from my talented teammies. They have really pushed the boat out this week for your inspiration.

This fabulous prize is on offer to the winner this week
Thank you for dropping by and for any comments you may leave, hopefully I've settled back in and caught up with all the  holiday washing and ironing and I'll be along to visit you ASAP!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Magnolia-Licious - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes
MDU - Anything Goes
LHOSW - Dots or Stripes

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Autumn Colours @ Diva's

Good Morning guys, I'm here today to share with you a brand new challenge at


and this week the lovely Rebekah has chosen

Autumn Colours

I said I was going to find time to play with my Magnolia stamps this year and so far so good! This cute little Tilda is actually one of this years releases and as I'm running about 3 years behind in using my unused Magnolia stamps I guess she queue jumped a little!

I don't suppose I'll ever use all the stamps I bought and unfortunately that doesn't stop me from buying the new releases!
The papers are 'Walking In The Forest' from Maja Designs and the flowers are mostly from WOC.

Please head over to the main challenge blog for lots of beautiful inspiration from my teammies and all the details of the fab prize on offer from this weeks sponsor

That's all from me today, thank you for calling by and any lovely comments you might leave, I appreciate every single one.

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Midweek Magnolias - Song Birds (If I Had A Hammer)
Time For Magnolia - Fall or Halloween
Simply Magnolia - Flowers and Lace
Magnolia-Licious - Shaped Cards
RRR - Autumn Leaves & Ribbon

Thursday 10 October 2013

Halloween @ MAWTT

Morning all from the sunny beach in Tenerife, hopefully I'm cooking nicely!
 Time for another new challenge at


and it's Team A's turn to share with you the theme of


Now I know I was on Team B but the lovely Hazel did a reshuffle for me so I didn't have to post the only 2 cards I'm likely to make in a week on consecutive days! As I don't really send Halloween cards I thought I'd make some treat bags for when the kids come knocking!!

I'm sorry they were so difficult to photograph as the cellophane bags kept reflecting the light! The said bags were from my lovely friend Zoe at Stampin Up! (link in my side bar) and I used the cute little 'Bobblehead Ghost' from Bugaboo for a couple and made another 2 really plain. I will have to make some more but I still have lots of time.

Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some scary inspiration
from the MAWTT crew.

Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to join in the fun at MAWTT

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges

Thursday 3 October 2013


Hello again everyone, getting sick of seeing me this week? Nothing for months then 3 posts on consecutive days!! Hope I can keep this up.

Exciting times today and an old favourite is back with us


is back in blogland and we are restarting the challenges with

Anything Goes

Everyone loves being on this DT and I for one, am a happy bunny to see it back up and running (well done Hazel you do such a great job!)
 My card is one that didn't get finished for a DT job in the summer so that's why it's a bit out of season LOL (or you could say its perfect for me being at the beach this week!)
I just love these images and I really wanted to play with them.

Bathing Tilda and Coastal cottages from Magnolias Summer Breeze collection all available from the lovely Janice at Sir Stampalot and the papers are Maya Designs Life by the Sea from a couple of years ago now I think. I sent Joel down the beach to get me some sand to fill the tiny bottle and I stuck a few grains on the image too.

We have this fabulous prize up for grabs to the winner from our sponsor
Head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some fabulous inspiration from my lovely team mates. We have some lovely new teammies joining us, please stop by and show them some love.

Thanks for stopping by

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges.

Wednesday 2 October 2013

CAS @ Diva's

Good Morning everyone, I back again (busy week) with my 2nd of 3 DT cards this week, tomorrow sees the return of MAWTT which we are all excited about but first up today is a new challenge at


and we have my hardest challenge

Clean and Simple

I know it should be the easiest of them all but I have to sit on my hands to stop 
myself from sticking things on!

I just printed out my image and sentiment on cream cardstock added a scrap of furry velvet zebra paper with a die cut border and shaded in my zebra stripes with pencil.
Very simple in the end but hours of agonising went into this!!

My image is a freebie from this weeks sponsor

Please head over to the main challenge blog for all the details and some beautiful inspiration from the Diva's this week.

That's it from me today, hopefully I'm sunbathing in glorious sunshine!
 Thank you for stopping by on your blog travels

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges

Tuesday 1 October 2013

By Heck I'm Going Again!

Good morning and a new month already! I don't know where this year went? 
Christmas will be here and over before we know it!

Well I know that I only just made a comeback to blogging and crafting but I'm off again as I'm nipping to Tenerife for a bit of sunshine. I fly this morning at 6.45am so I won't be around again for a couple of weeks. I have got a few posts coming up while I'm away if Mr Blogger plays nice and schedules them properly!

I've been missing from this DT for a couple of months but at last I had time to make a card for this new challenge at


and this month we would like to see your

Autumn Colours

I've had this little stamp half coloured on my desk for weeks, I bought him a couple of years ago I think (it could be just one year - time flies) either way I think its just the cutest!!

I have another image from the same set, that one is a little Indian on a hobby horse, they are from Nellie Snellen, I added a little sheriff's badge charm which I believe is Karen Foster.

Head over to the main challenge blog for lots of fabulous inspiration from my talented teammies and all the details of the challenge and the prize on offer from the Mandy's and
their fabulous online store

or if you're in the area call in to the bricks and mortar shop
The Craft and Hobby Store, Heckmondwike
That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with my Diva's card and Thursday with the return of MAWTT, busy week for me especially has I've hardly made anything lately!!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx
If I can find some decent wifi I'd like to enter this into the following challenges..