Friday, 31 December 2010

postheadericon Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year!

Hiya Everyone!
Just thought i'd write and wish you all a very safe and happy new year!
Sorry i've not been around much, christmas and new year have fallen among some sad times this year,
My dear father-in-law on christmas night was given hours to live and despite all odds he is still among us all right now!
We have been sat just waiting for the phone to ring and give us all the news we are all expecting.
Maurice is and will forever be the closest person i will ever have to a dad.
When i lost my own dad at just 13 years of age i never thought i could even concider another person to take over that role.
Meeting Maurice 10 years ago now changed that.
I've never met a man who would take on children that weren't his with such passion.
My own children call him Grandad...something i'd never let them do without being totally at ease with a person.
Maurice is someone who would always put a smile on your face, he'd always know when something was wrong and say something to make you proper belly laugh! Lol.
He has been through such a lot this last year, and when the time comes we all know it will be a happy release for him, no more pain, no more sickness!
We don't know how he is still here even, i won't go into details but the stuff his body has and is going through defies all odds and expectations!
They say God only takes the best...and he sure will be doing that!
So this New Year will be a hard start for all of us here, but we know that he wouldn't want us to be sad, he'd want us celebrating because that is what he loved to do, get together with family and have a bloody good time!!!!
So in honour to him i will make sure i do that and gve my children the best start to 2011 possible.
I am lucky to have some great friends around me who are constantly on the phone asking after Maurice and myself and family.
These people make me stronger, just a little smile goes a long way!
Thank you to those of know who you are!

So from us here to you wherever you are I wish you the most fantastic 2011!
Stay healthy, happy and safe!!!
Love your families, make each day count with them!
Love to you all always!
Friday, 24 December 2010

postheadericon Merry Christmas To You All!!

Well guys it's christmas eve and I thought i would pop on before my busy day begins and wish you and your families a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
I hope you all have the best day ever!!!
My family and I will be mega busy as usual, visiting family and friends.
So for now i will leave you with a few pictures from our family trip to Thursford Santa's Magical Journey!!
Have a very Merry Christmas and i will see you all in 2011!!!!
Love as always Laura

Friday, 10 December 2010

postheadericon Freebie Time! Christmas Overlay Pack!

Hiya everyone!
Had a bit of spare time this morning so made you all a freebie pack of christmas overlays!
There are 10 in total each one different!
Tagger sized and ready to use in your kits or projects!

Hope you are all well and looking forward to christmas.
Seems everyone has this winter cold flu virus where we are at the moment, both my kids have it even though they are staying happy and both are at school.
Wish it would leave everyone alone.
So get well soon to everyone who is ill at the moment!!!!

Download overlays HERE

Stay happy everyone!!!
Big hugs Laura
Sunday, 5 December 2010

postheadericon Christmas Goodie Packs!

I have decided to bundle some of my older christmas kits and newer kits into Christmas Goodie Packs!
I have two on offer right now and they will be available from a few of my stores.
They are at an incredible price and will only be available until the end of December!

This first pack has 6 PU Christmas Kits inside made in 2009!
Kits include


This second pack contains 3 of my new 2010 christmas kits which are personal use and 5 new packs of elements!!!!

Kits are

CU Packs are

Again a bargain of just $3.50!!!!!

Buy them both right now at TWILIGHT SCRAPS
Will be available in other stores soon!
Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!
Friday, 3 December 2010

postheadericon Thank You!

to Designs by Ali for my lovely new layout!!!
Fantastic and so cute this christmassy blog is just how i imagined it to be!
I'm all in the christmas spirit now!
Thanks hunni, you've not been learning long but already you are amazing!!!!
Big hugs Laura
Wednesday, 1 December 2010

postheadericon HC Blogtrain - Steampunk Christmas!!!!

Here is a fantastic steam punk christmas train for you!
Brought to you by Heartbeatz Creationz Blogtrain Team!
Grab my part below and then just follow te links!!!
Have fun!!

Hope you enjoyed the train!!!!
Hugz Laura

postheadericon Gothic Inspirations HoHoHo Blog Train!

It's time again for another amazing blog train from Gothic Inspirations Blog Train Team!
This month's train is called
Just in time to kick start all your christmas taggies!

Below you can grab my part of this fantastic train and then afterwards follow the list to grab all the other amazing parts!

Don't forget a thank you goes a long way and it is christmas soon after all lol!

Now simply follow the train!!!
Have fun!
Hugz Laura

Sam, Jen & Jess with: 3 P's in a Pod Designs

Lisa with: Arty-Pharty

Kelly with: Angels Designz

Annette with: AW Design

Muriel with: Creative-Disorder

Crystal with: Crystal's Creations

Dani with: DarkMoon's Dream

Stina with: Designed By Stina

Sarah with: Designs By Sarah

Sharon with: Designs By Sharonb

Dianna with: Digicats (& Dogs)

Conchi with: DNScraps

Trish with: Dreamland Designs

Miriam with: Ellanoir Design

Foxy with: Foxys Designz

Vicki with: Gemini Creationz

Julie with: Glitter Girls

Jessica with: Gothic Inspirations

Hezalin with: HezaScraps & Tags

Laura with: Laura's Designz  YOU ARE HERE!!!!

Victoria with: Maitri Scraps

Edna with: Miss Edna

Myst with: Myst Designs

Sally with: Mythical Designs

Rieka with: Rieka Rafita

Kimberly with: Scrap Rebellion

Marie with: SkyScraps

Siobhan with: Simply Siobhan's

Tyger with: Tyger's Tidbits

Julie with: Whispy's D'zines
Tuesday, 30 November 2010

postheadericon Christmas Gift Pack Freebie CU + News.

Hiya Guys!
Sorry it's been a while since my last freebie.
Here is a christmas gift pack for you!
The pack contains
2 Santa Bags
2 Present Boxes
1 Santa Sack
1 Star Label.
All are tagger size and commercial use friendly!

Grab it from HERE

Tomorrow starts a couple of fantastic blog trains you do not wanna miss!
So call back then and grab some more goodies!

I may be on and offline from now on.
This is because of a few reasons,
My Father-In-Law is very very ill.
He is in hospital and hopefully going to be treated but no-one seems to know how or when and right ontop of christmas this is taking away from my work on here as i cannot concentrate and turn my hand to anything,
Cancer effects so many people and if i only had one christmas wish this year it would be that someone would find a cure for this heartless disease,
On a more light hearted note i have lost my mojo!!!! Lol...
If anyone finds it please return to owner lol.
I think a few weeks off is called for to sort out my head and heart in the design world.
I will be back....and around....checking mail and keeping in touch just not into making a tonne of stuff etc..
Please email me if you need anything i will not ignore mail.
So for now have a great christmas month and i will check back soon!
Big huge hugs Laura

postheadericon Gothic Inspirations HoHoHo Blog Train Departs Tomorrow!

Yes Another Awesome Blog Train Is On It's Way!!!
Tomorrow starts a new month, a very special month CHRISTMAS
and we at Gothic Inspirations Blog Train Team have a wonderful blog train ready to depart!
So make sure you call back to grab whats on offer!!!!!
If you'd like a preview click on the link below!

Come back soon!
Hugz Laura
Thursday, 25 November 2010

postheadericon Black Friday Weekend Sale Info!

Black Friday mega sales start tomorrow, most designers are having some sort of awesome sale and i am going for an 80 cents sale in most stores!!!
This starts tomorrow and ends Sunday evening!
Don't miss out, everything is included!
Have a great time everyone!
Hugz Laura

postheadericon New Tutorial "A Gothic Xmas"

This fantastic tutorial comes from Naughty Angel of

Kit used is my A Gothic Kind Of Christmas and can be brought from all my stores.
Find this fabulous tutorial on the title link above!

Thank you so much sweetie i love how naughty this one is!!
Beautiful work!
Monday, 22 November 2010

postheadericon Early Christmas Pressie Anyone?

Anyone fancy an early christmas pressie??
Alright don't all click at once 4shared will have an eppy!! Lol.

Below is a commercial use chrsitmas pack which contains 5 papers and 4 elements.
They are tagger sized and no credit is needed.

I hope you like them, and if you do i'd love your comments and feel free to vote for me on one of my topsites, every vote counts and makes me smile!!!!!

Huggles Laura


postheadericon Awesome new Tutorial From Digicats and Dogs.

This tutorial was written by Digicats and Dogs, Di before Dawn Tutorials.

This tutorial uses my newest chrsitmas kit
which you can find at all of my stores now!

This is just stunning hunni...and the poser works so well in it.
If you want to try this tutorial you can by clicking on the tutorial title above!

Thank you so much to Digicats for this!
Simply beautiful!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

postheadericon Good Morning..New Kit Release!

Good Morning Everyone :O)
Sorry it's been a while since i posted but i've now got a new kit release for you that i hope you are going to like.
It is called
"The Magic Of Winter"

Don't you love looking out of your window and seeing the beautiful white snowy scenery?
The magic of the snow and christmas together is just amazing to see and i've tried to capture that in this kit!
White roofs, and tree's and the combination of blue's and white's together are oh soooo pretty!
This kit is a take on how i see christmas in the winter time.
This kit is tagger size.
It has 10 Papers...each one different and sized at 800 x 800 300dpi.
The kit contains 10 wordarts...all different again with some precious wording.
There are 54 elements including
Polar Bears
Toy Soldior
Girl with Tree
And many decorations!!!!
This kit is so pretty and i hope you enjoy using it!
Now going into all stores!

Big huggles
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

postheadericon New Tutorial " Love Me "

Here is another fantastic tutorial from Concrete Angelz Tuts.
Angel Lynn Devine which used my PTU Kit
you can buy from any of my stores.
Click on any store to the top left to get this kit!
I'd like to say a massive thank you to Angel for this tag/tutorial.
Beautiful work as always sweetie!
Hugs Laura
Saturday, 13 November 2010

postheadericon New Kit " A Gothic Kind Of Christmas "

This is for all my friends who like the gothic more darker side of life!
Not one to leave anyone out this kit is a gothic take on christmas!
Beautiful dark decorations, tree's presents, stars and more this kit will make some cracking christmas tags!
It is Tagger Sized, and has
12 Papers 800 x 800 300dpi.
42 Elements.
I really hope you like this kit, it was a blast to make, i really enjoyed it!
Available from all stores now!
Friday, 12 November 2010

postheadericon New Tuorial by New CT Member!!!

A Christmas Dream
was written by a new ct member of mine who joined just yesterday and her name is

You can view this awesome tutorial on the link above!
Angel used my new christmas kit
" A Christmas Dream "

You ca buy this kit from any of my stores located at the top right of my blog.

Thank you so much hunni!
This is simply stunning!!
Big hugs
Wednesday, 10 November 2010

postheadericon 1st 2010 Christmas Kit! "A Christmas Dream"

Presenting my 1st christmas kit of 2010.
This christmas kit is all about your christmas dreams.
In Gold and Silvers with a few hints of green and red this kit really is exquisite!
With 84 elements and 10 papers you will be able to make many different tags, layouts or christmas cards!
The papers are 800 x 800 300dpi and the elements are saved in png format.
Elements include
Christmas Tree
and so much more!
I really hope you have a fantastic christmas and hope your christmas dreams come tree!
Thanks for your support!
Big hugs Laura's Designz
A Christmas Dream Made November 2010

Will be available from all my stores!
Friday, 5 November 2010

postheadericon Win $10 @ Scraps And The City!

A wicked competition is happening this weekend at SATC!
Just make a purchase either Saturday or Sunday this week to be in with a chance of winning the $10 gift certificate!!!
Click on the link to get there!
Huggles Laura
Wednesday, 3 November 2010

postheadericon NSD MASSIVE SALE IS A COMING!!!!

National Scrapbooking Day is coming around again on Saturday the 6th November!
So for ONE DAY ONLY i am having a 50 cents sale in three of my favourite stores!

Do not miss this once a year sale, you won't ever see my kits this price again!
All my kits will be added!
Plus look out for your NSD FREEBIE that Saturday right here!
Big hugs to you all!
Monday, 1 November 2010

postheadericon Halloween Was A Blast!

Did Everyone Have A Great Halloween!?

I hope so!
We had a great day and evening!

Took a few piccies to show ya all.

The kids had a blast getting ready and i enjoyed painting their faces and dressing them up.
They are getting bigger now so i don't get the chance often to dress my babies anymore lol.
Loved putting all the decorations it's all over they are coming down and i hate that part, back to bare walls again lol, well til christmas but hey thats another post lol.
They got loads of sweets enough to last til next year!
Bet they'll be gone in a week or so though knowing my two!
Anyways hoping you all had a great weekend.
Enjoy the photo's and aferwards why not check out the wicked blog trains below this post!
They rawk!
Hugz Laura

Can't wait til next year!!!

postheadericon Gothic Inspirations Horror Whorez Blog Train!

It's that special time of the month when The Gothic Inspirations Blog Train Team come together to create a wonderful train and this month's train is just the best!!!
Horror Whorez

You can grab my part of this amazing train below then just follow the blog list to grab all the other parts!
Don't forget to leave a little love on your way!

Now just follow the train!

Sam, Jen & Jess with: 3 P's in a Pod Designs

Nita with: A.S.D. Graphics

Lisa with: Arty-Pharty

Kelly with: Angels Designz

Annette with: AW Design

Elisabeth with: BlueCat

Crystal with: Crystal's Creations

Dani with: DarkMoon's Dream

Stina with: Designed By Stina

Sarah with: Designs By Sarah

Sharon with: Designs By Sharonb

Dianna with: Digicats (& Dogs)

Conchi with: DNScraps

Trish with: Dreamland Designs

Miriam with: Ellanoir Design

Foxy with: Foxys Designz

Vicki with: Gemini Creationz

Jessica with: Gothic Inspirations

Hezalin with: HezaScraps & Tags

Laura with: Laura's Designz  YOU ARE HERE!

Victoria with: Maitri Scraps

Edna with: Miss Edna

Justine with: PSP Addict

Rieka with: Rieka Rafita

Marie with: SkyScraps

Tyger with: Tyger's Tidbits

Huggles Laura

postheadericon Steampunk Express Blog Train! NEW!

This train is new and unique!
Steampunk Express leaves it's station today!
Make sure you are not late for the beautiful creations you will receive on this train!
My part of th train is below to download now!

Visit these stops to see all the other parts now!
Laura's Designz  YOU ARE HERE!

Have great fun and don't forget to leave some love!
Every comment is appreciated!
Hugs Laura
Friday, 29 October 2010

postheadericon Scraps With Attitude Halloween Gift Coupon!

Thought i'd post this as everyone loves money off right?!!!
Well i do and Missy the owner of SWA has generously sorted out this wicked coupon for us all!
This is for all newsletter subcribers so if you are not one get subscribing now!

Just spend $5 and get 20% off your total!!!!
Just use coupon code shown!

Thanks Missy!
Hugs Laura

postheadericon Gothic Inspirations Horror Whorez Blog Train Departs Soon!!

This amazing new Gothic Inspirations Blog Train departs on the 1st Novemeber and you DO NOT wanna miss out!!!!

So come back and see me on the 1st to grab my kit and find all the other stops on this fantastic train!!
It's gonna be huge!
Hgs Laura
Monday, 25 October 2010

postheadericon Less Than A Week Til Halloween + FREEBIE!!

Just a quick reminder that halloween is just around the corner!
Loads of super halloween sales are in all my stores and i am set to just $1 everywhere!!!

I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been buying my halloween kits this year!
So many sales i am over the moon!
I am greatful for every sale and love the fact you are enjoying my kits!

These kits are all included in my sales in all stores so go and grab them now!

Here is a small halloween freebie for you!

Four papers that can be used for commercial use!
Each is 800 x 800 300dpi.

I hope you enjoy these papers, any dark gothic kit would suit these!
Enjoy and thanks again to everyone!
Hugz Laura
Friday, 22 October 2010

postheadericon news!

"I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good."
Sandra Bullock.

I heard something today that has finally put my mind at peace.
And you know what i thought..

What goes around comes around is a rule by how i try to live my life.
You give out rubbish, you make people feel bad about themselves, you only have yourself to blame when karma comes and whoops your ass!

In this world life is too short to live your life sad and vengeful.
If you don't like something move on, find happiness elsewhere...don't hang around and do your best to make other people upset and uncomfortable!...cause at the end of the day life is tooo short!

So i guess some of you are thinking whats going on...where has this come from?
You know what i don't altogether know lol...just i've been quiet and into myself, depressed lately and today something just hit me and said enough is enough...Laura what has happened has happened, and you know what ever faults i may have i don't deserve to be unhappy now.
It's time to move on with my life and make every day the best it can be.

And it's like a breath of fresh air..clinging to the past does me no good.
Luckilly i have some fantastic people round me, new friends, my awesome family.
The past will always be remembered for what it was and i would never change it but i can no longer let it effect my day to day feelings like it has done.

All sorts of things are changing in my life at the moment..
I'm coming off tablets for my lump...thats sooo my body and mind i suppose are dependant on them..but i am now down from 10 a day to 4!!!
I am so chuffed with myself!
I hope to be free of them in 4 weeks time now as one a week i am dropping.
Well i say that but i've gone from 10 to 4 in less than two weeks! So who knows it could be sooner!
I am so proud of myself as i have done this alone without any doctors or theapists, mind over matter really works when you are doing it for something special to happen!
So wish me luck!

We have a halloween party coming up, gonna decorate the house and have everyone round, then take the kids out trick or treating...will post piccies!!
I've missed coming on here and just chatting...and i'm gonna make an effort to do it more often...well not toooo often i don't wanna bore you all lol..

More kits are being made as i isn't far away now and i have some special kits in progress!

Freebies coming soon also so watch out for them!
Plus two great blog trains coming out soon!

So be nice out there guys, love your loved ones...and remember that old quote


and believe you me it really does!

Have a great weekend
Blessed be!
Tuesday, 19 October 2010

postheadericon Last Halloween Kit For 2010! "Bewitching"

This is the last of my 2010 Halloween Kits.
Bewitching is a kit full of witches and witchery!
Cauldrons, Spells and more make this kit a great add to your halloween stash..will make some fabb pages and layouts.
It is tagger size and personal use only please.
It has 8 Papers 800 x 800 300dpi and 43 Elements!
Have lots of fun this halloween!
Big hugz Laura
Thanks for your support!

Available in all stores now!
Monday, 18 October 2010

postheadericon New PTU "Demonic Pleasures"

This Halloween kit has been a treat to make!
I have loved putting these creepy elements together to make this freaky yet suductive halloween kit.
There are 8 Papers 800 x 800 300dpi.
There are 40 elements all individual.
This kit is for personal use only.
It is large tagger sized and will make some great tags and pages!
Available now in all my stores!
Demonic Pleasures Made October 2010.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

postheadericon Halloween Sales Now On!


Be sure to check us out!!!!
Big hugz
Friday, 15 October 2010

postheadericon New Kit Release "G.N.O!"

Girls Night Out!
This tagger sized kit is a tribute to every woman out there that loves to have a girly night out!

It has 18 800 x 800 300 DPI Papers.
And 60 Elements including two fantastic posers by my great friend House of Posers.

This kit will be ideal to use in your Hen Night has some hen night balloons and saches etc inside.

With a bar, lights, balloons and awesome stars, glitter ball and lots ofdrinks this kit is non stop fun til the end!

I hope you enjoy using my kit as much as i enjoyed making it!

Uploaded to Twilight Scraps & Scrappin Warehouse right now and other stores shortly!
Hugz Laura
Saturday, 9 October 2010

postheadericon Halloween Template Freebie


Time for a halloween themed freebie!

These three templates are saved in png.
They are around 750 x 750 300dpi.
So large tagger size ish lol.

You can put a nice photo of your children in them or basically anything you'd like.
Commercial use or personal use your choice!
Add them to your kits or just have fun with them!

If you do download i'd love a comment to see what you think!
Big huge hugz Laura
Friday, 8 October 2010

postheadericon Think Pink Walk Proud Collab @ SWA!

Sometime some place we have all been touched by the awful word we all hate to even say

It's a subject very close to my heart and that is why i had absolutely no hesitation in joining this collab with

"Think Pink, Walk Proud Collab"
Available for a LIMITED time HERE.
All this for only pennies per item.. wow!
Spend $10.00 and get it free or you can just buy it.
Lots of designers have contributed to this collab.
I hope you will support not only us but all the people who have been touched by this awful disease.
Big hugz as always

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