Sunday, 29 July 2012

Wedding Congrats

Well hello,

Weather changeable today in my part of the world but Olympic fever has set in.
What a fabulous opening ceremony !

Anyway back to my card for today. Whilst we were on holiday on of DP colleagues got married. It was all rather unexpected and hush hush, so by the time we got back it was all done and dusted.

Whilst I was moving stash around I found saw this topper in the lovely Lucy Cornwall Papermania pack and it seemed appropriate in the circumstances.

I layered it on some gold mirri card and added an organza bow with a button to finish it off.

Best of luck to Team GB !

See you soon

Laurie x

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Super Son

Hello all,

After a lovely relaxing holiday our noses are back to the grindstone. Isn't it always the wait all year for your break and then it's over as quick as a flash.

But hey we have SUNSHINE !

And today is my Sons birthday,(why is it always so tricky to make mens cards ? could it be no flowers and frippery ???)

So Happy Birthday Darling.

This was made from some freebie papers (sorry hun, but I liked the colours) and an X cut frame die from gold mirri card. Letters cut from my Cricut.

Til next time


Thursday, 28 June 2012

And for the Birthday girl....

Hi all,

Just dashing around before I go on holiday, I am never quite sure if all the pre holiday stress is worth the actual holiday ??? Yes I think it is !

So before I go, I promised I would share with you the special box card I made for my sister.

I knew how I wanted it to be but it wasn't as easy to get there as I thought....

As all things haberdashery are on trend (and I love it all !!) I went with that theme

This was the front, and inside...

I can't list all the items I used as I hunted through my stash for likely subjects, but the stamps were Crafty Individuals mostly and the paper is the Prima Songbird range.

See you when I get back.


Monday, 18 June 2012

For the Boys

Had a lovely weekend with my family down in Kent to celebrate not only Fathers Day but my siblings birthday. They were both born on Fathers Day so it always makes for a busy weekend.

First up is the card I made for my brother.

This was made with a Kanban Topper, paper from my stash and finished off with a rub on sentiment and some card candy. I rather liked the colour combo here, not one I've used before.

And here is the Fathers Day card I made for my 'Diamond Dad'

This came courtesy of some free paper and Crafty Individuals Stamp set CI-334. I also used the Tim Holtz rosette die and my favourite Molly Bloom bunting stamp. The DAD was made with my trusty Cricut.

We had a fab day and I even got a little bit of crafting in with my lovely nieces before the celebrations got under way !

Show you the girly card next time...


Monday, 11 June 2012


Hello all,

Just a quick post. I have been very busy card preparing...that is deciding what I am going to do but not assembling it all. So I have about half a dozen cards to put together.

I have finished off one special card but can't show that off yet !!

Anyway I'll show you these cards I made a little while back.

It was one of those evenings when I just fancied doing some cutting out, and happened across a CD I had bought and not used. It is "Sew Cute " by Chameleon Card Craft, I printed out some sheets and made some little A5 cards. As I have been making big 8 x 8 cards for a while now it made quite a change.

As I was cutting I realised they are the same as the Nitwits collection.

I think they are fun and cute and I loved making them which is what it's all about isn't it ?

And the good news is that they have been passed on to be sold for charity, so happy days all round.

Heres hoping the weather gets better soon...

Laurie x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee Weekend

And what a shame about the weather. After all the lovely sunshine when we really need it , it's gone !

Hey ho that's blighty for you.

Anyway, however you are celebrating have a great weekend.

I made this card back in Feb for my pal Suzy and thought I'd blog it on an appropriate occasion.

Supplies were;

Stamps Crafty Individuals CI-334, and Molly Bloom bunting
Paper from my stash
Craftwork Card Candy
Couture Creations Embossing Folder- Lovingly Baroque

I shall enter this card into the Crafty Individuals June Challenge- A Summer Ball.


Thursday, 31 May 2012

Birthday Party

As I mentioned in my previous post I was also down in Kent to celebrate my crafty pal Trudy's birthday. All the usual suspects assembled for a lovely day of crafty presents, lunch and cake !!

Here is the card I made for Trudy

I used the Tim Holtz mannequin die and papers from the Alla-Prima collection. The stamps were from Paper Artsy and the embellishments from my stash.

As usual beautiful cards were made and to see the rest pop over to Trudy's Blog.

Have a lovely Jubilee weekend !