My Wonderful Followers

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hi all

Hi all, hope you have had a great week.

I have loved being home this week and have had some good days working at the hospital.

I would just like to say a massive thank you to all of my followers, I have reached 31 followers now!
I remember feeling so excited when I reached 10, So Thank You all for your wonderful support and hello to my new followers!

I will definitely be straight back into my crafting when I get home... starting to get the itch again now, especially as I found a huge stash of card making magazines here that I forgot I had!! Doh!

I best be off as I have a night shift tonight and have lots of work to do!

Take care,

Thanks for popping in.

Laura xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

a little note from me...

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that I will not be able to post any cards in the next coming month as I am now at my home in Norfolk for a month where my crafting goodies are sadly not with me.
My other home (where I stay when I am at uni) has all of my bits and pieces and I won't be going back there whilst I stay in Norfolk.
I am doing a placement on the neonatal unit for a while so am staying at home. I haven't stayed at home since I was in college about 3 years ago so it will be lovely to spend some time with my family again!
Just wanted to let you know so that you know why there isn't much posting going on. I will continue to dip in and out of people's blogs though and say hello :)

Hope you are well and are having a good week so far.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura xx

Monday, 23 January 2012


Hi All,

Just a quick post from me,
Linby is offering some gorgeous candy! Lots of stamps, embellishments and papers could be coming your way if you enter her candy drawer. She also makes beautiful cards too!
How very generous!
Head over to Linby's blog at:

Laura xx

Friday, 20 January 2012

Ebay Items

Hi all, just a quick post from me to say that I have some items on ebay for sale at the moment, there are a few wooden blocked stamps going for sale so if anybody is interested please take a look.
Thanks :)

Laura xx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Anniversary Card

Hi All,
Hope you are all well and are having a good week. It's nearly the weekend wahoo!
I have made this 'belated' anniversary card today (I am so rubbish with dates) :(
I always feel bad making belated cards, I just wish I had more time in the day to remember things! Nevermind.
So here it is...

- Papers were a freebie from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine
- Cheery Lynn Flower Die (I must get some more flower dies!)
- Free sentiment download available from Netty cut with nestabilities
- Cream card from stash
- Ice stickles dotted onto flower heads on sentiment
- Gems from stash
- Heart stickers from Macy's

Thanks for stopping by :)

Laura xx

Monday, 16 January 2012


Hi all!

I have 2 things I would like to share...

1. I would just like to thank each and every one of you that have added yourself as followers to my blog, it means so much to have such lovely comments.

As you may know, I work long shifts as part of my training to be a children's nurse, doing assignments and attending university lectures, 52 weeks of the year.

Crafting is my 'release' if you like, and I enjoy Me Time when I have had a stressful day or even just need a break from writing an essay.

To have somewhere to share my creativity as well and have such lovely comments from people makes it even more rewarding so thank you very much each and every one of you.

2. I entered
Lucia's candy before Christmas. It was her very first candy and I was incredibly lucky and WON!!

I have never won anything before in my life so I was shocked when I saw the name 'Loz' as the winner!

Please check out her blog.

Her Birthday was on the 14th of January too so Happy Birthday Lucia!

I am a lucky girl

Thanks for stopping by.

Laura xx

Thank You card for my bestie

Hi all, hope you are well.

I am posting yet another thank you card! I promise I only have a few more to post up...

My best friend Nicole bought me a stack of paper crafting goodies back from New Yorks Macy's Store when she went this year, for my Birthday and Christmas, so I thought it would be a nice idea to make her a card using some of the papers (especially as they say friendship of them).

The image hasn't quite come out as I was expecting so some of the colours look a little 'offish' but I can promise you that they match in real life :) Why does that always happen eh?


- 8x8 scalloped card from Hobbycraft
- backing papers from Macy's
- 'thanks so much' die by sizzix
- butterfly confetti from Hobbycraft
- flower die from cheery lynn
- gems from stash
- card stock from stash

I am back at uni this week, in 3 days until 5pm so I have 4 days off (lucky me!) to make cards
do some uni work ;-)

Thanks for looking!

Laura xx

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Valentines card

I have just made this valentines card. It features the character 'Boofles' who I adore. I die cut him using my scalloped circle nestabilities from last years calendar, the images were too cute to bin! The papers were free from quick and easy cards many years ago but I thought they suited quite nicely.

- 8x8 scalloped cards from hobbycraft
- papers from quick and easy cards magazine
- red corrugated card from snippets box
- sentiment and 381 numbers also free with quick and easy cards
- image from calendar
- red stickles on boofles' heart
- gems from stash (actually for ironing on clothes!)

I would also like to enter this into Di's Snippet challenge as I used snippets!

Thanks for looking :-)

Laura x

Friday, 13 January 2012

Thankyou cards

Hi all!

I told you there was more to come!
I made these thank you cards for people that brought me Birthday and Christmas gifts, a little bit late but I have been a busy girly recently on my placements.

I used:
- 8x8 scalloped edge cards from hobbycraft
- background papers by hobby craft
- brown card from stash
- ribbon from stash (i think it was from a hotel chocolat chocolate set one year!)
- Cheery Lynn flower stacker die
- sizzix thank you embossing folders (i love the sentiment)
- ice stickles
- purple brad from a forever friends set I bought years ago

Thanks for looking :)
Now I must get on and finish this essay I am doing :(

Have a lovely Friday peeps!

Laura x

PS: I have added a link on the sidebar on the right to my ebay site, I am currently sorting through my card making goodies so will be putting a few bits and bobs up on there. I currently have some wooden block stamps up for sale so take a look if you fancy it.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Trying out the promarkers...

I know this is nothing on other peoples work but I have been trying out my promarkers over the last few days and wanted to share to see what you think.
This image was printed free from melonheadz blog. See her link on the right side of my blog (one of my faves)
Any tips/comments would be welcome!
Thanks for looking!

Laura x

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

A lovely surprise

After a long 12 and a half hour shift on the neonatal unit, I came home to this parcel! It was from the very lovely Di at
Di has so generously sent me a couple of promarkers and some fine nibs to start my colouring journey (beautifully packaged too!)
Along with these delightful gifts was the most beautiful card featuring a stunning LOTV image (my favourite)!!
I am a very lucky girly.
Thank you so much Di for your generosity and kindness.

Laura x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Birthday Card

This is a Birthday card I have made for somebody called Em, I thought I would be mega organised as her Birthday isn't for another 2 weeks yet!


- 6x6 scalloped edge card stock from hobbycraft
- embossing folder from sizzix (did it in reverse for a different effect)
- my NEW scalloped edge circle sizzix framelets in 3 sizes
- 1st circle using stash cardstock and printed from my laptop
-2nd circle using same cardstock but inked around the edges
- 3rd floral circle was made using a piece of 'cath kidston' packaging that I was bought for Christmas, I couldn't bare to throw it away so I recycled it and used it on this card :)
- ribbon from stash
- heart stickers bought for me by my friend from America
- inside paper downloaded from

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The pink elephant challenge at:

Cupcake Crafts 'something new' challenge:

Di's Crafty Snippets Challenge:

Thanks for looking :)

Laura x

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Never an easy card to make

There was some sad news this week so I had to make a couple of these cards.

- c6 white deckle card
- papers by poppy seed
- sizzix embossing folder
- brown corrugated card from stash
- stamp with sympathy, hobbycraft
- butterfly punch (can't remember where this is from)

Sorry about the pants lighting! I can never take a good photo of my cards :(

Laura x

Thank you card

Hi all! You may be seeing a few of these coming up! I have lots of thankyous to send out to family and friends that bought me lovely gifts over my Birthday and Christmas.
- c6 White deckle cards
- poppy seed card stock
- sizzix thankyou embossing folders using my new big shot!!
- arctic ice ice stickles

I also took a trip to hobbycraft today and bought myself some embossing folders and some pro markers! :-) I got the autumn, pastels and modern textiles sets as they were a bargain at £4.89 a pack! Unfortunately the skin tones set was out of stock so that might be an online jobby.
Hope you are all well and are past the Christmas blues.

Laura x

Edit: got rid of the dodgy photo with the bathroom toiletries in the background! sorry about that, thought I had cropped it x

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Valentine's Sentiments

Just a few Valentine's sentiments for you all as I'm sure people will be making cards soon enough!
Enjoy :)