Wednesday, 22 June 2016

You are Brewtiful.......

Hi everyone!

Lou in for you today with a make using those super cute TGF mini's! Oh my! you neeeeeed them! they are so adorable. Totally perfect for planners but I wanted to make them into a cute card today!!!

As always, those high quality TGF dies just cut like butter through my thick 300gsm colouring cardstock leaving the perfect little white edge around the stamps, ooooh I love when that happens right first time too!!

I am so sore today! I have hurt my knee doing my power walking and it really hurts! lol! what a banana brain! so I am trying to rest it while feeling frustrated that I can't just bounce out and do my thing! grrrr!!!!!!! cabin fever will set in I am sure but I really need to be busy at the minute as I am worrying myself about Mo's full day visit to his new school for september tomorrow, gulp. Time to apply the big girl pants mummy!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #185....Tingo!!!

Image- Molly Shares from Tiddly Inks.
Papers - Maja designs Coffee in the Arbour.

Morning peeps!!

Its that wonderful time of the week again where we get going on a wonderful new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this time we see the return of our terrifically fun Tingo board!!!
This super fun challenge is such a fab one with plenty of options for you to get your tiddly on!!

You can use any 3 in a line, including diagonals, so off you go!! ....and...we fully expect every one of you to shout 'Tingo' when your make is done!! he he!!!!

 (**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 **)
I just had to use one of the new Molly images, she is just way too sweet. I sat and coloured up all 4 yesterday to de-stress but this lil lady spoke to me for todays challenge make!!

I often get messages to ask how I distress my paper edges. Its just a simple pair of scissors I use at the minute but once my craft room is tidy, I will be back to using my diztress it all tool! oooh I love that little buzzing machine! it makes the edges go all floofy woofy in seconds!!!

Right, must dasheroo, my lil guy needs a snuggle he says and I can't resist those!! he's such a sweetheart still wanting them so I am taking them all while I can!!! he he!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 20 June 2016

4 Dad Boy........

Image- 4 Dad boy (straight hair).
Morning everyone,

I'm in for you this morning.....or evening depending where you are from my side of the pond!! with my Mo's Dream Team make for the week.

I just had to play with one of the gorgeous new 4 Dad images. They are all just too gorgeous to pass up and with 8 to choose from - 2 girls and 2 boys-  it made it so hard!!...........next week I will probably need to you one of the  4 mummy versions!!! Released near fathers day but soooo perfect for daddy's birthday too, so that's what I went with.

He is just cuteness! and of course, I had to get my little guy to help choose which one we 'neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeded'!! lol!!!

We had the best weekend just doing family bubble stuff. We geocached on saturday and chilled out with daddy for fathers day on sunday. It was perfect. I hope you all had amazing weekends too.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Friday, 17 June 2016

Merrie Mermaid....

 Image- Merrie mermaid from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!

Hope you are all waking up to fabulous fridays? we are over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog! and for my fab friday make I just had to get something made with the gorgeous Merrie mermaid I coloured up last week. She realy is just the cutest.

Did you know you get 2 Merrie's in your download?! one with turtles and one without, they are both so cute!!

Here's a closer picture of her. I used a spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen for her hair,I LOVE this pen!! it is one of my most used pens and the effect is soooo dreamy.

And!!! my oh my oh my!! there are some gorgeous new releases in the Tiddly Inks shop shop too!! Meet Molly......
Isn't she just cuteness??
each piccy is linked to her home in the shop because I am just helpful like that!! he he he!!!

My little sidekick is due home around 6pm tonight from his residential and daddy and I are actually counting down the hours!! but I bet he is having the best time.I can honestly say that we have been a little bit lost without him here.

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Baby Fairy Bertie.........

Papers- Pebbles 'Happy Day'.

Hi everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop!! I love hop days, the girls always rock the themes and this time its a Vintage theme picked by Anneke.


Here's the Blog Hop run in case you lost on the way......

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

I used one of the stunning little Bertie from the 6 baby fairies boy set. I Looooooove these little baby fairy images!!! just look how cute they are.....
awwwwww!!!!! right?!!! I am slowly working my way through them all!!!

Well, I need to dash. My little guy is off on his night away with his class and he is so excited (....mummy is not so excited, mummy is puddle of upset but not letting Mo see a whisper of it so he has a super duper time!!!!). Scott has taken the day off so we can wave him off together (...which is totally code for 'so he can pick puddle of mummy up and keep her cheery when the bus is out of sight...).

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 13 June 2016

Waiting for Rain.......

Image- Waiting for Rain (boy).
Raindrop paper- Avril (full set).
Morning everyone!

I'm in with a make totally inspired by a jump in the puddles with my little Mo yesterday afternoon I just had to colour up the new Waiting for Rain (boy).

And super yippee!! in the Avril (full set) there are the most gorgeous raindrop papers so I merged my little boy onto one piece and printed another set out slightly larger to make my matting paper too! I love it!!

There is seriously nothing more enjoyable as a parent than actually getting quality time with your little peeps. We spent saturday geocaching. We had a 5hr 20 mins walk, covering 14.49km. We got drenched with heavy rain, dried out again because it was so warm, lost our log book writing pen near the end, had a small disaster with a little mo bursting for the loo ( thank god for woodland paths we were walking,large dandelion leaves and huge puddles from the rain...), soaking wet boots, blisters and very tired legs but it was so much fun and Mo loved every minute!

Then yesterday it rained....like loads! and Mo was getting a little bored towards the end of the day so I got my boots and waterproof coat on, got his ready and then took him out to jump in the puddles. Despite the rain, we only found one mummy and mo worthy puddle...and oh boy did we make the most of it!! he he!!



Right, got to dash! Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Mega mini amazing............

Morning everyone! 

Lou in with a make for you today and I was soooo excited to finally get my little TGF Mega Mini Amazing stamps and dies!! They are seriously cute!!! and I was in the mood for something a bit different so I teamed them up with my TE Plot Twist stamp set and my Die Namics wonky stitched circle stax die set for a cute little pop up front kinda card! well, you know me, I love a bit of poperooo!!!

Here's the little slider front opened. I do love a little surprise to slide open and the little sentiments on the  TGF Mega Mini Amazing stamp set are just so uplifting and cute I needed to use a few and that lovely little bundle of stars to finish it off.


So yesterday I began my Get Lou Fit regime. I have put on a stone since I finished work and it's time to sort me out. I have decided on brisk walking for my daily 'I can do this' routine so on went my trainers and off I went!! I weighed a whopping 13st 8lbs last tuesday,and this tuesday after changing a few eating habits, 13st 6lbs so I decided to try and keep the momentum going. I have awful sunburn on my shoulders so a bra has been a no no. (..now, if the vision of those those 38FF boobs swaying free in the fast walking speed don't make you run for a tena lady moment right away, here's how the walk went.....)

Brisk walk get fit..in my head...I was a totally glamorous Lou,sashaying along like snow white,talking to the birds that land on her shoulder as I walked along...Reality...2 miles into 4 mile walk..talking to birds? yeah right, I was just concentrating on breathing and keeping pace up...3 miles into walk...sashaying glamourously???WHATEVER!!! jeeeeeeees I needed a wee and was concentrating hard on pelvic floor not letting me down and glamourously letting out pee as I walked!! 4 miles and home...thank god...run for wee, drink 500ml water and treat friction burn from the fat wing bat wing on my right arm!!! then I realised I have friction burns on both fat wing bat wings and my inner thigh...and they are soooo sore but I will not be beaten!!!! 

So today I will do the same 4 mile brisk walk but with a long top on and some good tight leggings to stop the rubbing together of fat bits.I am going to keep positive and rock this loose the blubber mission!!...I will fail epicly along the way but there is no journey without learning lessons!!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Challenge #184...one for the boys!

Image- My Batty Hero.
Papers- Retired grunge star from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!!
 Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week t's one of my favourites! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this one because you can never have enough 'male species' card ideas!!! they are such a tricky one to get right! so it's.....

One For The Boys!!!
so think makes for sons,dads, grandads, nephews and 
any other male species!!!
Fathers day, birthdays,graduations,good luck whatever you like but
IT MUST BE FOR THE BOYS!!!

(**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 **)

I decided to go for the scrummy My Batty Hero. He is just so adorable and he never goes out of style. There is always a call for batman in the world!! I actually used my clear stamp version of this little cutie and masked the bottom of the circle of before I stamped it with my misti but he is retired now so I have linked the just as awesome digital image for you.

And I just had to use that awesome pleated fold effect again. It looks so gorgeous with the 3 stripe star paper from the retired grunge star paper set ( ..I have sent Christy a begging message to get her to release it again for you because it is just one of my favourite paper sets from her ever!! its perfect for so many things.).

Right, time for me to get going. I have stupidly given myself a touch of sunstroke yesterday and am feeling a squidge rough....dopey Lou! but some paracetemol and aloe gel for the burnt bits should sort me out! I am going to walk tys before it gets too warm and then hide in the house and watch the gorgeous sunshine for the rest of the day! 

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 6 June 2016

6 Baby Fairies boys...Ciaran

Morning everyone!

I'm in with my Dream Team make for you today with one of the fairy baby boys from that gorgeous little 6 Baby Fairies Boys set again. This time I used Ciaran. He is sooo cute!!!!

I adore this set, it is perfect for so many occasions and this time it's me making a start on thank you cards for the amazing teachers at my little boy's school for the end of term in 7 weeks. I cannot even begin to get into words my gratitude for them always taking Little Mo as he is and just 'getting him'. They have been such a huge supportive and special part of our lives for the past few years and I am very sad that it is the last term. I am so thankful we found them when we did and they pulled my little guy from the depths of being sad and withdrawn into the sunny little guy at school that he is now.

Right, got to dash. Its the first day back after half term break and I need a cuppa to give me some umpf for the morning. I adore the holidays and will be totally honest in saying that no matter how much I love Mo's school, I don't want to share !! he he he!!!! He's had a bad few days with his tummy playing up again but he's excited to go back so mamma needs to get a grip!!!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xxxx

Friday, 3 June 2016

Friends Lift U Up..........

Image- Friends Lift U Up from Tiddly Inks.
Sentiment- TE Plot Twist.
Papers- Carta Bella Rustic Elegance.
Morning everyone!

I hope you are all waking up to fabulous fridays!! The tiddly inkers are because its fab friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog where the DT share their weekly makes of scrumminess!! 

I absolutely fell in love with the gorgeous new caterpillars Christy released recently Their cuteness is overwhelming! the DT saw them quite a few weeks ago and my little Mo fell in love with them so how could I not use one?!!!

The gorgeous sentiment is from my new TE Plot Twist stamp set. It has the best uplifting quotes and I LOVED this one. 

Right, time to go! we are trying to design Mo a library style bookshelf for his bedroom (....seriously this little guys books are over taking our entire house!!!!!) so we need to measure up and go get wood cut at B&Q!! we are also going to try and squeeze in going out for lunch!! yey!!! no cooking!!

Huge hugs and thank you's for popping in,
Lou xxxxx