Monday, 14 January 2019

Feed The Birds...

Image- Feed The Birds.
Morning all! 

I'm popping in today to share my latest Dream Team creation and this week it's one just for me.

This beautiful little Feed The Birds image made me think of my Grandad. He absolutely loved robins. So I made this just for me to add to my Memorydex. And that little sentiment is such a perfect reminder for us all.

Who could resist this cuteness??? ...
Feed the Birds
Right, I need to get a wriggle on. I have an appointment with a workout DVD and torture before I can get on with my day!! lol!! but, there's only one person who can sort out and tone my ass and that's me so it's time to suck it up and get on with it!!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Sleeping baby cuteness....

Stamp- Sleeping Baby Tilda.
Papers-Maja Designs Christmas Seasons 6x6 pad.
Wiper Card tutorial- HERE.
Morning everyone.

I'm in with my Swedish House Crafts DT make today and I couldn't help but use that golden oldie by Magnolia Stamps, Sleeping Baby Tilda. I had a new baby card I needed to get busy on since I got lost in all the Christmas festivities and hadn't got it made.I really did lose all track of time over November-December and christmas cards for family and special things that happened in the run up just didn't get cards made for them :(  but I'm trying to make up for it all now Mo is back at school and I feel at quite a loss during the day!

The Maja Designs Christmas Seasons 6x6 pad had some stunning little blue papers in it that were just perfect for what I had in mind, and I couldn't help myself but paper piece with the little scraps I had left from decorating the card base itself.

This type of card is called a Wiper Card. You can find the tutorial I always follow to make them HERE. I've been making them for years since my friend Mich and I used to set each other a Happy Mail card making challenge each month! we had such fun!!

I love them because that little pop up element is such fun when you take the card out of the envelope and it pops up! It was also the perfect size for me to get that super sweet little Gummiapan Button Heart die that I love so much in there too!!

The beautiful tag and lace dies are both Magnolia stamps too. I think they are my some of my favourite Doo Hickeys! Magnolia's dies never get old do they?

Right, I need to vamoose my caboose!!! there is a cuppa with my name on it calling me from the side!! Thank you so much for popping in on me today.

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 7 January 2019

Love Cupcake...

Image- Love Cupcake.
Papers- MME 'Charmed' Record It.

Morning everyone! I'm in with a Dream Team post for you again and today I've used some of my pencils practising again on the absolutely delicious, Love Cupcake. She even comes with the cutest sentiment, just look at her!! awwww!! and I've even linked the picture below right to her home in the shop so if you neeeeeed her as much as I did, all you need to do is click on her picture!! wahooooo!!!!

Love Cupcake
The scrummy papers are some MME ones from a very stroke only pad of 6x6 Record it ranges, this one was called Charmed. I so love my little 6x6 MME pads but they are definitely beginning to dwindle in volume now!!!

Now, I'm not going to lie. Today I will mostly be moping around my house making little whimpering sighs at the quiet and lonely feel. Mo is back to school and Scott is back to work and I know already it's going to be far too quiet. I am one of those super daft mummy's that totally misses their people.

So my only plans for today are that dreaded school first school run of the year. I'm going to take a walk with the dogs and try and get myself reset into that term time feel....urgh!!!! and then see if I can't get myself cheered up some!!! 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Queen of Love Notes, Tiddly Inks challenge #221- Anything Tiddly Goes!!

Image- Queen of Love Notes from Tiddly Inks.
Morning Peeps!!

Happy New year!! and to get it really started, it's time to get those Tiddly fingers crafting again over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. And to ease you in gently, we are doing our normal easy first challenge of the year!!

Anything Tiddly Goes!!
so, create something with any choice of Tiddly Inks image/stamp in a way you love! 

 (**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 my gorgeous new little Queen of Love Notes. Oh my gosh, she is too cute! she is one of 3 new little images Christy put out over the Christmas break and my oh my did I have a hard time choosing who to use, I mean....who would you choose from these cuties??? It's sooo hard!!!!
You can get all 3 in one pack or just buy them separately. I adore them all!!!! and I've been practising with those Prismacolors again. I am loving them so far.

The papers are from my 6x6 stash pile that I have actually put on my craft desktop so I work through it before touching any pads this year!! it's about 10" high and full of random papers this pile but I know I'll chug through it quickly!!

I keep meaning to have a go with them on some kraft card but the cold of doom has come back to get me for another round so I don't feel in a crafty mood today...more of a drink hot drinks and whimper occasionally mood!!! romfl!!!!!!

Huge hugs and thank you for popping in, Lou xxxxx

Monday, 31 December 2018

Peace, Love, Hope...

Morning all!!

I'm in for you today with my Dream Team post and a little something out of my Lou cosy slippers comfort zone!! Prismacolor pencil colouring!! oh my!! but let's be honest..this little cutie is just the perfect image to make those new colouring medium nerves evaporate...Just look at it...

Peace Love Hope
awwwww! the cuteness!!

I really am enjoying trying out these pencils though. I bought them secondhand from my lovely friend Sue who was having a bit of a crafty declutter again. I've been looking at them for quite some time but one of my BFF's Lucy showed me Sue's post and I just felt it was the right time to give them a go. It's definitely a learning curve and I am very much riding off youtube tutorials for colour blends but its sooo good to try something new.

We have has the most beautiful Christmas break so far. Lots of family time, visiting my gorgeous big sister, Christmas day in our trio bubble, Scott's family on boxing day which we always love, walking, a visit to mo's favourite place, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, and some lovely chilling times at home too, we just seem to of got the mix so perfectly this year. Today we need to do a little shopping, we are all out of loo rolls and fresh veggies!! but that's all we have planned. I've even managed to keep right on top of my workout DVD schedule!!

Have a magical new year everyone.Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 17 December 2018


Image- Fruitcake.
Morning everyone!

I'm in for you today with a super cute make featuring Fruitcake

I've nowhere near made enough christmas cards this year but this little cutie sat on my desk spurred me on to getting on with the job!!

And if you click on the piccy of her below, you'll be festively pinged to her home in the store so you can get making with her too!! she's just too cute not to buy!!

We had a gorgeous day yesterday celebrating our Little Mo's 14th birthday....I cannot believe he is 14 already!!! but I'll go with it because he is still squishably cute!!!

Right, I really do need to scoot, I've been on my treadmill for 3K so I am an actual sweaty beast who needs a shower right now!!! all in the name of attempting to keep fit....not much fun with a streaming runny nose and sore throat but well worth the pain if I can keep myself healthy!!! lol!!!

Huge Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tilda tracks Santa....

Morning peeps!!

I'm in with a post for you today. I have been excitedly opening the days of my Magnolia stamps and Dies- Christmas Calendar 2018 and I couldn't wait to ink up my Day 1 Tilda with the little map!!

My little Mo and I always follow NORAD tracks Santa and I decided to do a little Tilda Tracks Santa kind of christmassy card!!! And of course, I needed a few of my older Magnolia stamps to help me along, the fir trees ( though I cut the little one off the right side and just kept the 2 that nestle together and then masked my Tilda stamp so they went behind her), and the little Santa is coming to town sentiment circle. I love how Magnolia stamps are just timeless and go together no matter which releases they are from!!

I paper pieced her trousers and bow using the scraps from my delicious Maja Designs Christmas Season 6x6 papers. And of course, the little oval behind her and the papers on the card are the Maja Designs Christmas Season 6x6 papers too. They are just too pretty not to use!!

Just look how pretty the little early bird die was that came with the Magnolia stamps and Dies- Christmas Calendar 2018. I inked the edges a little and added a little fluffy snow to the top.

And that's me for today!!!! We are off to pick up our new car today. It's not brand new but it's new to us!! I can't wait. I've wanted a volvo for so long and now....well...I have one!!! wahooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Tiddly Inks challenge #220....Let's Be Merry!!!!

Image- Christmas Wishes clear stamp set,
(no longer available but you can get a digi version called
Morning Peeps!! 

It's time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and it's our last challenge of 2018!!! of course, we just had to go with the holiday season for our last challenge so....

Let's Be Merry!!
so, create something with any choice of Tiddly Inks image/stamp in a way you love! 

 (**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 couldn't resist another play with those amazing Studio Light dies I bought myself. Oh my goodness! there is just something so beautiful in making something for yourself and I am really enjoying doing that at the moment. I can't find myself a little roladex to start storing them on but I have attached 2 wooden dowels to my crafts board behind my desk and am just happily posting them on there!!!! I LOVE it!!!

Right, I need to get a wriggle on!! I have a little man to take to school, pawsy peeps to walk and a gorgeous husband to meet in his dinner hour for a little GAP sale shop!! he he!!!

Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Christmas Carton!!!

Morning Peeps!

I'm in for you today and I have been having some fun making little bits to put on our table for christmas day. The Gummiapan Milk Carton die was just perfect for this!! they would be so wonderful to make a little advent calendar with too!!

I used the stunning new Christmas Season papers from Maja Designs to die cut my little carton and the little tag is from the Magnolia Doo Hickey club 20 magazine.

I even covered my mini bulldog clip with a little scrap that was left over too! I love how it all co-ordinates!! oooh, get me!!!

There is a super amount of size to tuck in some little treats like sweets or even a Lego man if you have a Lego obsessed child like me!! he he!!! It's just shy of a lip balm height so you can tuck some little cute things in there!

Right, I need to go drink lots of water for my ultrasound today...I am going to be bursting for the loo!!!

Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 26 November 2018

Dashing through the snow....

Image- Dashing.
Good morning all!

I'm a little late with my post this morning because I have been dashing on my treadmill!! lol!! but I couldn't wait to get showered and get to my computer to post this for you all to peek at!!.

My friend Larissa let me know about these gorgeous roladex styles Studio Light dies and I couldn't resist getting some just to do some little makes for me!! Janice and Andy at Sir Stampalot got right on the case for me and ordered them in and I cannot tell you how much I love these dies!! Thank you so much, Janice and Andy xxx

I don't have my roladex yet but I can't wait to get one so I decided to get started on making some bits for myself anyways and Dashing was the perfect image to start with!! there is a lovely sparkle to the tree and its lights but as usual, a dopey Lou cant get a picture of it!!!!

I had so much fun dotting the snow around with my white gel pen too! it goes a little pink on the car but I still adore it!!

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx