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Monday, 30 April 2012

Spring Birthday

Hi everyone,

I thought I would treat myself to a bit of crafty time this afternoon!

There is a spring theme challenge going on at Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I couldn't resist joining in!

Unfortunately the picture makes the ribbon look lumpy :( in real life it isn't though!

- 6x6 card stock
- summertime designs backing paper
- papermania papers (i think... they were snippets!)
- penny black image
- spellbinders nestabilities circles and scalloped circles
- ribbon from stash
- sentiment lili of the valley sentiment stamps
- flower WHSMITH
- papermania gems

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Di's Snippet Challenge

Have a great week!

Laura xx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

First Christmas Card of 2012!

Front View

Side View

Hi all,
I finished my work early today so got to have a play with my crafty goods! I have made this Christmas card as I have promised myself to start these early and there are also a couple of good Christmas challenges going on at the moment including Sarns!

- 6x6 blank card stock (corner cut off)
- Forever Friends Christmas Papers (polkadot card from snippets)
- Lili of the valley square
- Papermania 'Seasons Greetings' wooden stamp
- Star punch from hobbycraft

I would like to enter this into:

Thanks for looking,

Busy busy bee!

Hi everyone,

How are you? Sorry I haven't been around recently or posting cards!
I started back on the ward this week so I am doing my long shifts again, on my days off I've been trying to squeeze in words for my dissertation. So far I am at 3500, only another 6500 to go... but I'm trying to keep motivated and think about the end result!
I will try and make a couple of cards this weekend and post them up. I am still having a peep at everyone's blogs when I get a minute :)
I'd also like to say hello to my new followers and thank you so much for all of your kind comments and support! I can't believe I have reached over 50 followers!
Hope you are all well and enjoying this... er... nice weather!

Take care,

Laura xx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Gorjuss Card

Hi all, I have just created a card using a Gorjuss girl image.

Just wanted to say thank you for all of your lovely comments recently they really have put a smile on my face in this stressful time!

- 6x6 scalloped card stock
- summer time designs papers
- gorjuss girl sitting image
- buttons from hobbycraft
- sentiment LOTV

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Laura xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Hi all!

Thought I would make you laugh and join in with 'whats on your work desk wednesday' as what should be on my work desk is crafting goodies and lots of paperness!


I am stuck in the library trying to do some more work for my dissertation!

Nevermind... it will all be worth it *keep telling myself that*

To join in with WOYWW hop over to Julia's Blog.

Have a good day,

Laura xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

free sentiments

Hi all,

I have made a couple of sentiments today for you to download.

As always, if you would like to take these and use them on your projects please do!

I would love to see if anybody uses these so please leave a link if you do!

Hope you like them.

Laura xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Massive Congratulations!

Hi all,

How was your weekend?

I made a card last week for my Dad as he recently had a well earned promotion so I made him a card to send from my Mum and I.

He loved it! As I have said before, I feel a little uneasy when making cards for men and usually struggle for ideas, but I was quite pleased with how this card turned out.


6x6 scalloped card blank.
Papers were from Summer time designs.
Sentiment downloaded and recoloured from Create with TLC
Star punch, stars made with snippets.

I would like to enter this card into Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge

Thanks for looking,

Laura xx

PS: I would just like to say a massive thank you to everybody that commented on my last post, it means a lot to have such kind comments from you all! Thanks again.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Exciting news!!

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share some exciting news I have! I didn't mention anything because I didn't want to jinx it... but I had an interview for a children's nursing post yesterday, for when I qualify in September.

I was hoping to get the job but didn't think I would due to my lack of experience etc but I have just had a phone call and been told...


I am so excited and I'm still in shock but wanted to share my exciting news with my lovely blogging friends!

Hope you are having a good week!

Laura xx

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Special friend

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are having a lovely day whatever you are doing.

I am still at home and unfortunately, apart from posting this, today will mostly be doing uni work :-(

This card is one I made as a request from a friend. She wanted something girly with shoes, dresses and handbags on!

I created the background by using square nestie dies and cutting out 4 scraps of paper using snippets from my stash of left over card. I placed these on top of a piece of pink card stock and arranged them so the pieces were opposite. I thought this added a bit of dimension to the background rather than having one type of paper as the background as the rest of the card is slightly simple.


- 6x6 craftwork cards scalloped edge cardstock
- teahouse papers
- image from wrapping paper
- scalloped edge and circle nestie dies
- gems and ribbon from stash

I would like to enter this card into Di's Snippets challenge.

Hope you are all having a lovely day and you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend!

Laura xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Easter Card

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all ok.

I have had a busy morning making 3 cards! That might not sound like a lot but when you have a 10,000 word dissertation to write it is!

Going to get on with that now... promise...

So I have made an Easter card for my folks this morning as I am going home to Norfolk for the weekend as my other half is in Bournemouth on a stag do this weekend.


- 6x6 scalloped card from craftwork cards
- Teahouse papers
- Digistamp boutique Chirp image coloured with promarkers
- Cuttlebug 'swiss dots' embossing folder
- Spellbinders circles dies
- Sentiment font 'tempus sans ITC'
- String and gems from stash

Thanks for looking :-)

Have a great Easter weekend everyone!

Laura xx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Baby girl card

Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday :-)

Hope you are all well.

I have just made a baby girl card after being out for lunch and a nice walk with my man. It was a bit colder today though so I had to wear... wait for it... MY COAT!! Not good :-(


- 6x6 scalloped card stock
- HOTP soft nostalgia backing papers
- Forever Friends Baby Stamp
- Promarkers
- Button from hobby craft
- Ribbons from stash

The backing papers were off cuts from an older card aka 'snippets' so I would like to enter this card into Di's Snippet Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Take Care,

Laura xx