Monday, 8 February 2016

Puppy Love.......

Image- Puppy Love.
Hi everyone!

I'm in with a post for you today using one of the new little animal images that are in the Mo's Digital pencil store! oh they are so cute! I had to wrestle with myself to decided which one to colour up first!!

I went for a good old 'z' fold to add a little poperoo to this pup!! I coloured her up to match my mum's daxy, Scarlett, and the skirt is actually really pretty and glittery but I could only get that to show using my flash...

Awwwwww!! so cute! and here's a little bit of a dimension shot!! it feels so good to play with different folds sometimes! 
And that's me for today! I am just going to go and snuggle down in bed after work and try and get a couple of hours sleep. Since having this virus I've not been able to sleep after work and its making me feel quite poorly for a couple of days after doing just my one night, too much of a bodyshocker I'm afraid, so it's time for some re-evaulation of things. There's such a lot happening for little Mo this year that I need to have all my Lou-ness about me but I'm not sad about it, change is good and exciting and I have been extremely lucky to of worked with such a wonderful team for the past 3 years.

Huge hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Out of this world............

Morning everyone!

I'm zooming in today with a couple of makes using those super cute 'Out of this world' stamps and dies from My Favorite Things new release

Having a little guy in the house I just couldn't resist this set (...which roughly translates at 'when the little guy was making his list of what we neeeeeeeeeeeeded from the new MFT release, these stamps and dies were right at the top!!!!!) but seriously, I couldn't wait to get stuck in as soon as they arrived on thursday.

The little stars in the sky die is just perfect for layering some fun into the background, I LOVE it! I matted up a yellow piece of cardstock so that when I cut the stars in the sky die, those yummy little yellow stars really stood out sooo cute!! plus you get a tonne of gorgeous mini stars to use as confetti on another make. I actually used a few to create a little starry bottom inside the card below.

Aren't they just soooo cute!!!! today I think I am going to delve into the sets a little more as its blur blur rainy pants here today so escaping this world for a galaxy far far away feels perfect!!! The little guy was an uber superstar and did all his homework last night when he got home from school so he gets to explore them too!! yey!!

Huge hugs for you all, thank you for zooming in.
Hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 4 February 2016


Image- Airlpane.
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle.

Good afternoon everyone!

Its that time of the month again where a fab new challenge pops up on the DP2 challenge blog. And this months is a super fun one to get your thinking colour caps on if you choose to!! its.....

 Anything Goes with a Mo Image

                             Winners prize: a $5.00 voucher for Mo's online store.

Remember to follow Mo's Challenge Rules ...
use at least one Mo Manning image...
NEW creations only! (No back linking)...
And, please, only ONE entry per person!

And I am uber excited because I get to share the second make I did for the January edition of Making Cards magazine. I adore this little peep in the airplane with a dog, its just magic and so perfect for those ever hard male makes!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

For your boys.......

Image- For your boys.
Papers - First edition Man Made.

Hi everyone!

It's Lou in with a post for you today using one of those fabulous boys from the For your boys 3 image set. Now this set rocks for me because each one is perfect for my guys!! fabulous or what?!! 

....and in the blink of an eye my big boy, Ryan, has almost got to 16....I am not sure how.....he is still almost 3 to me because that is when I got lucky enough to have him in my life. I hope it takes a while to get to march!!

He wants a scooter for his birthday so I went for these fabulous scooter themed papers! yey!!! and then a few finishing touches and it was done.

Right, time for tea. My tummy is actually rumbling today which is a lovely feeling after a few weeks of really not wanting anything at all!!

Huge hugs for you all, thank you for popping in
Lou xxx

I'll always have your back..............

Morning everyone!

Lou in for you today with some more stamping bella cuteness!!!! awww I  love this stamp, perfect for friendship, valentines day, mother's day or a cheer me up stamp this limits to this one are really quite endless.

Right, I gots to scoot and get my lil man to school!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #175.....Love

Morning everyone!!!

Its time for a fantastic new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. We are introducing a change this year.
It is so hard for us to justify why we are having a top 3 when they are all just stunning entries so we are saying goodbye to having a top 3 and replacing it with a fabby new prize fund of a $10 store code for the challenge winner!!! much better don't you think?!!

Now, onto this weeks challenge!! Valentines Day is fast approaching so our theme this time is....

 so... think 
valentines day/ love for your children/family etc. anything loved up!!
(**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 went for the gorgeous Ellie says Bye Bye. She is prefect for sooo many occasions but I had a little song lyric in my head that I wanted to use for my sentiment! I merged her onto one of my favorite Tiddly Inks papers and then printed my sentiment out, cutting it with my Mama Elephant mini tags die. I love doing that!! its fab to use your own words with dies!!

Right, must dash! there is a cup of tea with my name on it and I need it today...actually...I need coffee and lots of it but I am starting on the calm stuff!! romfl!!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 1 February 2016


Image- Fishing.
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle.
Hi everyone!
I'm in with a post for you today with a good old 'Man Card'! yup! those words strike fear into the heart of many crafters but we are lucky Maurie makes it easy for us with an awesome selection of male images from boys to seniors.

I'm so excited to be able to share this with you all now the new issue of making cards magazine is out. This is one of 2 Mo's Digital Pencil makes I had in there and I cannot tell you how proud I was to be asked by Sally to contribute, a true honor.

Right, off to bed for me.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Her Heart.........

(also available in digital image With Love from mo's Digital pencil)
Spellbinders circle
Spellbinders scalloped circle.
Morning everyone!

Its that Penny Black inc/ Mo's Dream Team Stamp It Saturday time of the week for me again! ooooooh but its such a treat to play with these stamps. Not only are they designed by the fabulous Mo Manning, they also stamp so deliciously and crispy that you can't help but smile as you are colouring away!

But don't worry if you are a digital image crafty peep- she is also available in digital image With Love from mo's Digital pencil.

The flowers on this card were a beautiful gift from the very lovely Lou Mac. I absolutely got sent a beautiful box of flowers that she was having a tidy out of. They are all so stunning, I am very lucky to of received a box and very thankful too.

Right, I need to scoot. Today is the first day of me starting to put things back into perspective after getting some thinking time while Scott snoozed off this awful virus I have passed onto him, bad wifey. Little Mo will be going up to big school this year, and doing SAT's, all of which for Mo and his SEN needs, will be very difficult. So I am going to be making some changes to be fully there for my little guy, but that's what being a mamma is all about right? they are only little once and those memories only get chance to be made once so I am taking every last bit of that that we can!

Huge hugs and love for you all
Lou xxx

Thursday, 28 January 2016

gorjuss calendar....

Stamp - Gorjuss mini stamp no 3- The Pretend Friend.
Morning everyone!

Something a little different today! For christmas my gorgeous Aunty Sally bought me all the new mini gorjuss stamps, I absolutely adore them and am eagerly ( stalk the postman totally.....!!!) waiting for my folder and no 1 stamp Ruby to arrive after finally being able to order it on monday night! I can't wait!!

They are just the perfect size for me to make bits with and I LOVE them! they even come with a super cute little collectors card!

Anyway!! enough cuteness waffling!! I inked up Gorjuss mini stamp no 3- The Pretend Friend for this little calendar. I carefully wiped any bits of the stamp I didn't want to show up with a baby wipe before stamping so that she would be good for any season with it being a calendar.

Her little dress is paper pieced because I had some scraps of that delicious Enjoying Flowers Maja Design  paper left.

I am never any good at taking photo's of things that are not card's or can be cropped into a square!! but I hope you can see how cute she is from the picture still!!

Right, got to scoot as Scott is at the hospital for some nerve tests today at 7:15am!
huge hugs
Lou xxx

Wednesday, 27 January 2016


 Image- Nympha.
Card tutorial- Wiper Card.
Hi everyone!

Lou in for you today with a make using the gorgeous Nympha. I love her so much, she is just so magical.

And yup! it just had to be another one of those scrummy wiper cards!! they are just too much fun and so super easy to make...I think I may even have to make a couple more!!

I am experiencing the 'after school club makes it a really long day' feeling today! a rather croaky little Mo still wanted to go to choir, despite mummy's best efforts at 'shall I pick you up early?'!!! but as long as he wants to do things and feels like doing them, I just leave him to it, its all part of him developing into a lil man and being brave so its great really!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx