Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dare to make your teenage son a christmas card....!!!

Image- Dare from Mo's Digital pencil.
Hi everyone!!

phewh! I am not actually sure where this week went!! lol! but with Mo's birthday and my mum having another operation on her back it seems to of swooshed away with me!!

But, all is not bad as I did get time to sit down and make my big boys christmas card today. Christmas cards for cool 14 yr olds are tough so I decided to go all out cool!! 

I grabbed Dare from Mo's Digital Pencil and settled in for some colouring and cool paper fun. All I really needed to do was add a few cool cogs (...I don't know why, the papers just called cogs to me!!!)

And I even got some time with him this afternoon and he came with me to pick Mo up from school which was a wonderful surprise for Mo and he was so pleased to see his big bro!! 

The end of term has come just on time as Mo is absolutely shattered, as I type he is falling asleep on the settee with Dasher, watching 'A Monster in Paris' so I am going to go run a nice warm bath and get him snuggled down for a good nights sleep!!

Huge hugs to you all
Lou xxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Snow Day....

Image- Snow Day from Mo's Digital Pencil.
(snowflake Kraft a retired Pink petticoat paper)
Morning everyone!!

I hope you are all waking up to a terrific tuesday! we are here! its Mo's 10th birthday and we have been awake since 2:30am...romfl!!!!! I did manage to get one excited little man back to sleep for a couple more hours but by 4:45am the excitement was just too much and we got up!! lol!!

I'll pop a couple of piccies of his cake on in a minute but first I need to waffle on some about this card!! eeeeep! I love this little image! its such a cute one and I was in a card with pop kinda mood so I went for a stepper one. They are simple but really effective cards to make and I love how they turn out.

..and onto the little guy's cake!! oooh I had fun with this one!! I am not a great cakey baker at all but I do adore making my family their birthday cakes instead of buying one, it just feels more special.

I had to go for a Lego's theme this year, Mo LOVES his Lego's so I bought a couple of molds from ebay and got busy melting candy melts for little men and lego bricks, then for the grey board looking icing I got ready roll icing in grey and sqooshed it over the bottom of one of Mo's grey lego baseboards.

I am very proud of my little '10' scene...I maked that all by myself!! romfl!!!!!!!!

Right, I had better get a wriggle on. School run time is creeping up and I need to get my hair brushed and look like I haven't been awake for hours and could actually do with zonking back out to sleep!!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Willow Greeting Fairy...

Morning all!!

ooooh christmas week is really coming in and I LOVE it!! in our house we have the little guy's birthday to celebrate tomorrow and then we go all out christmas!! We try to keep the excitement for the 2 special days separate so he gets a real birthday feeling, its so hard when its close to christmas!!

So my share for you all today is a make with Willow Greeting Fairy. This is one of the most delicious stamp sets I have, she is just magical. (The little brown coloured sentiment stamps on her image mat are LOTV)

Heres a picture of the set so you can see just what you get on there! too cute right?!!!

*NEW* Tiddly Inks - Willow Greeting Fairy

Right, time to pootle off! there's a cup of tea with my name on it and I have a couple of new school t-shirts to sew Mo's name tag into as he has chewed the old ones! little monkey!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

pop out christmas cuteness!!

Image- Fairy Christmas from mo's digital Pencil.
Lori Whitlock Pop out book card from the Sil Store.

Morning all!

brrrrrrrrrrrrr! its a chilly one out there today!! I have got the heating on and am considering a good old hot wheaty bag as I am still defrosting from dog walking! I have another one to go yet today before Scott and I pootle off to Mo's school carol concert and nativity. I cannot believe the end of term is next week?! its gone so fast but boy oh boy do I love this time of year.

This little make from me today is my little brother and family christmas card. I am always sooo late with my christmas cards, I never start them fully on time!! I promise myself every year I will get better at it but...noooooooooooooooo!! still late!!

But I loved this pop out book card from Lori Whitlock and had to get it into action!!

I love this pop out inside, its perfect for showing that special person your verse. I have seen other people pop images on the inside so I am going to give that a go later too, but maybe not today as I am working tonight so need to try and squeeze in a snoozle!!

Right, off to make a cuppa and maybe have a nice hot bath too, I love daytime baths in the winter time and the furry royalties are fast asleep on the settee so a bit of me time might be in order!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Cutie Emma..........

Image- Christmas Cutie Emma from Tiddly Inks.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed pink and Blush.
Midnight Blue, Denim Blue and Pastel Blue.
Burnt Sienna, caramel and Sandstone.
Morning peeps!!
Its a bit of a cheaty double post from me again today as I have 2 Dt posts to do in one day and I want to combine them both as its 2 lusheroonie challenges!! he he he!!! y'all would get so bored of seeing me post more!!! so here goes.....

So, its time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly inks challenge blog and this time we want to see you get your crafty thing going and the next challenge is...

Winter Blues

Grab your favourite Tiddly Inks Fairy stamp or digital image and think along the lines of..
any shades of blues papers/ embellies, colouring mediums in blues,
 festive happiness and fun!!
(**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**)

Over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog we are launching our very special Mega Christmas challenge which runs for a whole month and ends on 6th January 2015. You will need to pop over to the challenge blog to peek at them! its a BIG list!! 

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “bingo”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you use the bingo board.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.

Here is the bingo board you must use for your creations (you can use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal).  Please tell us which line you have used in your post:


I chose the ' Buttons / Lace / Blooms ' row on the Passion for Promarkers bingo grid and the ever so cute and gorgeous Christmas Cutie Emma to make my Winter Blues card.

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy Bingo grid challenges, they are just the best inspiration givers for making a card (I even saved this one as soon as Denise posted it for future use!!! he he he!!!).

I made my own flowers using the off cuts from my card base and some of my favourite ever flower dies, Die Namics Mini Royal Roses and Die-namics rolled daisy. They are the most fabulous dies, you can make them as tight or floopy as you wish, i go for medium so they fan out all pretty. And then theres those Impression Obsession Heart stems, well, they are just a perfect addition for any card or make, they are stunning.

Phewsh! what a long post!!!! romfl!!! but a cute card for you to peek at in return for \lou waffles! and for those wondering how my little furballs are taking to each other, this photo sums it up perfectly....
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Thanks for being you.......

Hi everyone! 

Just popping in quick, before I take a shower and chill out after my night shift, with my make for today!! I colored and paper pieced this little cutie up, she is just adorable!! and then I added a few little die cut accents to the card to really highlight her.

This was an uber fun card to make!!

Thank you for peeking in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A creative Romance...Anything Goes, Goodbye :(

Image- Fairy Christmas from mo's digital Pencil.
Papers- Pink Petticoat ( but I can't find them in the store )

Morning everyone!

It is with uber duber sad Lou face that I am blogging my last make for the Creative Romance challenge bog today. I have been so very, very honored to be on this team with the most amazing ladies, but Becky and Jen have taken that heartbreaking decision to finish the challenge blog after this last challenge.

I would like to take a squidge of time to thank the girls over there with all my heart for asking me to play along with them, I have loved it. So, onto the fun!!!

Our Final challenge is a nice open.....

Anything goes 

which will run for the whole month of December closing on the 2nd Jan 2015.

We are sponsored for our last challenge by Live and Love Crafts with a £10 Voucher.

I just had to use on of my so super cute new Fairy Christmas Fairies from Mo's Digital Pencil, oh my! this little trio are just adorable!! I chose the lil guy rollin' a huge snowball for this card but I felt guilty leaving the other 2 on my printed sheet !! he he he!!!

His hair is all sparkly, well, fairies are magical!!! I adore this card, it will be an uber toughy to let go off...wonder if I can send it to myself?!!! romfl!!!!

Right, off to play with little Mo and the pawsy troop! things are going so lovely with our little Dasher, our next job is building him up into a healthy little bundle like his gorgeous big sis, Furball princess Poppy. We are so proud of her, she has been just amazing with him. She is currently trying to teach him how to play with a ball, its so sweet, she keeps throwing it up for him and showing him how to catch it and then plopping it down in front of him to how him what to do!!! what a clever girl!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Friday, 5 December 2014


Image- Ewe and me from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Blue grunge star paper ( past freebie from Tiddly Inks)

Morning peeps!!

Ok so I am a bit excited today!! I am uber duber on love with the new sheep release from Tiddly Inks (personal fav is the Hope ewe get well one as I asked for that one for my mamma!!) They are just so much fun! I have 2 more on the boil for blogging when I get them finished but these 2 makes are good to go!!! I love .png files! they make it so easy to team up these baa-rilliant sheep with some of Christy's fabulous papers.

Now I have been brought up with my mum's sheep obsession...she has ornaments,slippers, tea towels, pictures, socks, teddies, hot water bottle, name it she has a sheep on it so whenever I see sheep I think of her!!!!

On Mo's birthday she is going to sheffield for a huuuuuuge operation,the surgeon doing it in flying in from spain and has only done 2 of this operation before ..gulp....but he invented the method he is using so I am hopeful he knows what he is doing!!!!! I have seen the youtube video, its scary!! I will get mum to link me it and you can all euuwwwwww with me!!!!! 

Anywhoo, I made her this get well card......

Image- Hope ewe get well from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Gothic Girls paper pack from Tiddly Inks.

Please pop over to Christy's blog and peek in on all the stunning makes from the Tiddly Inkers, (their makes make my makes mine look total knickers but I'll send you there anyway!!! he he he!!! )

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Have a paw-fect christmas!!!

Morning everyone!!

I have a super fun little make for you today. I made 10 of these little cards for my friend who is an absolute hero at our local RSPCA  branch. They are having a craft fair day on the 13th December so I am hoping to get a few more makes in!!

The papers in the T Dawg wordbook download are just so paw-fect for cute pet themed cards, I love them. I printed them out at half size so none of that cute bone detail was missed on the little stocking!

I think that the Kendrick Kat Wordbook is going to get the same use this week for some more with a kitty theme!! he he he!!

I would love to make a whole stack more of these as a thank you for my gorgeous little Dasher who we rescued from the local RSPCA kennels and we are picking him up today! I can't wait!!! roll on 2pm!!!!!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bubbling Love.....

Image- Bubbling Love.
Hi everyone!
oooooooooh its a chilly one out there today!! I am just getting ready to pop out to buy Dasher a little jumper or tshirt to help him feel calm and snuggly when we go fetch him tomorrow but wanted to pop in with a little creation before I go!!
This is my make with the gorgeous new Bubbling Love image and for a limited time only, ****SALE ends TUESDAY, Dec 2nd, @ 1pm EST.****, she comes with a free stamp!! oooooooh!! here are some details from Krista below....
Three stamps are available today with a secret stamp attached to each purchase. Each ***Cyber Monday*** digital stamp is labeled in my shop.
You will see the extra stamp downloads on the receipt page after checkout. They will also be included in your download email. You will not have to email me for the free secret stamp.
There is no code you need to add to take advantage of the sale. You will just receive the two stamps for the price of one.
Happy Cyber Monday!! 
**Bubbling Love** comes with a exercise-themed stamp.
**Flowers** comes with a Valentine-themed stamp.
**Dancer** comes with a tourist/photographer-themed stamp.

so quick!! go get your buys in peeps!!! I have seen the free images and oooooooh they are so good!!! 
Huge hugs Lou xxx