Friday, 6 March 2015

shake into spring!!

Morning all! I'm back with a funky Hand share!! 

I've been playing with that Spring Whispers colourway again from the Funky Seasons CD . Its just £1 for this cd rom !! total bargain!! I went for a super fun shaker birthday card adding some sequins and buttons into the little shaker piece.


Thank you for popping back in on me!!
huge hugs Lou xx


Image- Erin.
Morning everyone!
I have 2 shares for you today but this is my first one and oh my gosh is she just cuteness!

This is Erin from Mo's Digital Pencil. She just has such a magical little face and body!! I went for a good old good luck card being as those little shamrocks are being sprinkled around by her. But I coloured them in pinks, blues and greens just to floof them out some, they have glossy accents on but as usual I suck a la lou for taking piccies!!!

I teamed her up with one of my favourite paperpads ever. I got it from Dies to Die For and its delicious. Its Studio Calico Take Note .

Right, I have got to scoot, I made a boo boo and forgot to wash Mo's uniform and now have his only 2 lots of uniform in the tumble dryer and I am doing that thing where you totally will it to be dry already!!! lol!! Though I should be grateful that he won't wear it for more than 2 days in a row because at least I know he will be a clean teen!! lol!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Charming lilacs and lemons!!!

Stamp- Semi Sweet Sweet Tooth clear stamp set.
Amethyst, Orchid and Lavender.
Mustard and Tulip Yellow.
Warm grey 1-5.
Coral,Sunkissed pink and blush.
Morning everyone!

Its a Tiddly Tuesday Challenge and a new Passion for Promarkers challenge for me today and ooooh boy was this one a scary one for me!!

Why?? because our lovely Shelly on the PFP team chose us a a challenge of ..
Lovely Lilacs and Lemons.

Crafty Sentiments are sponsoring us tomorrow and they are back to doing digital images so our prize this week is 3 digis

and the Tiddly Inks challenge is something I am waaaaay more comfortable with, he he he!!! its...

Grab your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and add a charm to your make!
(**remember...We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc 
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image to be eligible for the prize**)

So choosing my image was super easy, I rushed out to grab my Semi Sweet clear stamp set and got busy placing her on a die cut circle. I also bent the skully border to the shape of my circle and stamped it all around the edge, I used London Fog memnto ink so I could get that light grungy kinda feel.

But the colours..oh my...there was my heart attack!! I never use these colours much...let alone together!! but I braved it! then it was time for a good old distressing so I scrunched up my pretty circle, then unfolded and inked it, then ironed it flat!! there's also some cool crackle glaze on there but I can't get it to show up in a picture!! story of my life!!!
Then I added a rose that I coloured up with my lilac promarker ( I often buy white ones so I can just match them in with my pen choices!! 

I added my skully charm onto my pin and heartlessly stabbed it through....carefully pushed it through my rose and glued the little arrangement on.

The little ticket is one of the sentiment that come with Semi Sweet, I LOVE IT!!! so in the end my make felt like me!! so its ok to step out of that colour comfort zone peeps......for like 5 minutes!!!!!!!

Thank you for popping in on me!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Zingy springy album...

Album- Lori Whitlocks 3x4 gusseted mini album file from the Silhouette store.

 Morning everyone!!

It's my turn to share a creation over on the Get Funky and craft DT blog.My creation today uses the Funky Seasons original CD ROM. There are thirteen different backing paper collections. Three in Spring like colours, three for Summer style crafting, three in lovely Autumn hues and finally three for more cool Winter creations. There is also an extra Black and White collection. As well as backing papers there are also co- ordinating Alphabets, tags and other extras so there is plenty to play with! 

I used Spring Whispers colourway to make my zingy springy little album!!  

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Friday, 27 February 2015


Paper- Superhero paper set 1 from Carina Gardner.

I'm back!

I know! 2 posts in one day!! but its fabby friday with the Tiddly Inkers and I just had to share this cutie patootie in here too! he's so adorabley super!!

and I even used the sketch from our current Tiddly Inks challenge with him!! he he he! well, its a cool one fab for any occasion so i just had to go with it!!

I promise that's me for today! I am off to zoom around like a mad lady cleaning spaces for window guys to change the glass out and walk the dogs and pop Dasher to the vets again as his little leggy looks as if the bottom bit has popped open again :(

Thank you for peeking back in
hugs Lou xxx


Image- Bloom from Saturated Canary.
Morning everyone!

Today the Saturated Canaries are starting our next image showcase challenge over on our Saturated Canary Facebook pageAnd its a super duper one this time! we just want to see where your creativity takes you so its...
Anything Goes with a hint of spring!.

You can make any creation you like be it card, scrap page, an altered something, smash book/journal page etc...just let your creativity go!

The prize, as always, will be 2 digital images of your choice from the shop and the rules are super simple too..

* you can enter ONLY ONCE
( this makes it fair for everyone )

* you can enter with any NEW and FINISHED creation but...IT MUST BE HANDCRAFTED
(digital colouring of Krista's images is not permitted in accordance to TOU's)

So I went with Bloom. She is just beautiful and full of the spring feel with that little tulip just ready to burst open.

Right, got to dash! men coming to change the glass out in our new windows today and I need to make the house look like it isn't always a total bombsite!!!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxxx

Thursday, 26 February 2015

DP2 challenge.... Anything Goes with optional critter cuteness!!!

Image- Out There from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Papers- an old freebie from Mo.

Hi everyone!

Its time for a new challenge over on the DP2 challenge blog and this time its a super fun one, chosen by Our lovely hostess Tracy, we have our "Anything Goes" theme as well as the option of creating a "Use a critter on your card" project. 

I totally had to go with Out There. I just love it, it so reminds me of my little Mo and Holly dog when she was alive, they went everywhere together and totally adored the beach.

I used an old freebie of Mo's for the paper in this one. I printed it out twice so I could get some pop on that bracket part and cut out the little stars for some pop too!  and just added some little clouds in there and a little twine for fun.

So that's me for today folks!! I get a little longer crafty mamma time today as little Mo is on a school trip to the space centre so I am just playing with a magnolia stamp and my pens .....and wishing the time away to 4:30pm when I can fetch the little guy and hear all about his day!!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Grunge Love and a Loutorial!!!!!

Image- Grunge Love from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Glitz Distressing clear stamp set.
Morning everyone!!
I hope you are all having a great start to the week. Little Mo is back at school so I had a little play yesterday afternoon after I woke up from my sleep after work and I even made a little Loutorial for you to show you how I did the clear stamping with my digital image.

Its way to easy sometimes to think you have to go for seperate things when working with your digital images, like fully digital backgrounds or fully stamped makes! I love to combine both!! and I bought this little heart splatter stamp from Dies to Die For a couple of weeks ago. I must of sensed some awesome coming out of Mo Manning's head because it was sooooooo perfect for her new image, Grunge Love!!!

So, with no more Lou waffling, here's a lil video Loutorial for spoeaking..I don't like my voice! lol!! its only 1 minute 32 seconds long too! go me!!! I am in no way an expert at videos but its nice to share how you do something incase it inspires just one person xxx

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 20 February 2015

Captain Hugh.........

Image- Captain Hugh from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Morning everyone out there!!

I hope you are all waking up to a fabulous friday!! Little Mo is busy typing out a newflash on his typewriter so i thought I would sneak into my bloggy to share this little cutie with you all!!

I am always drawn to pirates because Mo adores them! he always has and I think he may possibly always will!! but lets face it..when there's a pirate out there as cool as Captain Hugh from Mo's Digital Pencil you have just got to put him to use!! he he he!!!

I used one of my favorite fonts from Dafont called ' Bleeding Cowboys' for the sentiment which I made up and typed out in word. I love doing that, it makes for so much fun when playing with words for your cards!

A few distressed edges and oh man...that sailors knot took me an age to learn how to do but it looks so cute all the cursing melted right away!! romfl!!!!

We don't really have any plans for today in the family Daubney bubble. Mo and I are still in our pj's and Scott only got dressed because we are out of teabags so he needed to pop to the shop!! lol!! so I think its going to be a chilling day!!

I am sat here chuckling at Mo's little news report he is typing up, its a newflash on the planet Neptune as he has chosen that planet for his school project! its really cute! and totally Mo-ish! I will take a piccy of it for you all when it is done!

Right, off to boil the kettle ready for my teabags return!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

New Home....

Papers- Huge Funky Love from Funky Hand.
Box card file- Home Sweet Home by Lori Whitlock.
Morning all!! 
I had a new home card to make for my mum's crisis counselor. She has helped my mum such a lot through her depression that I wanted it to be something a bit special so I hit the Funky Hand papers for my favourite download, Huge Funky Love

The little starry papers are just so pretty. i went for a good old double sided printing session with the pinky ones on one side and the light brown ones on the other side so I could mix and match them around for the different sections of the box.

I used my promarkers to colour up the little house roof and trees an added some ink along the edges of the fence and clouds to make them pop.

Thank you so much for popping in!
hugs Lou xx