Sunday, 23 September 2018

Moon Baby memo box....

 Image- Moon Baby.
Morning all!

It's Lou in for you today with my Dream Team make of the week and this week it's pure indulgence just for meeeeee!! I used Moon Baby, because my Little Mo and I say it to each other all the time as part of our bedtime routine. It starts off with I love you to the moon and back and then we go along the lines of anything we can think of that amounts to a lot!! like sand grains on the beach, rice grains in a rice field, tea leaves in a 100 cups of tea etc!!! I Love it, so in a nutshell, it's a special phrase to me!! and let's just look at the cuteness for a minute.....

My amazing husband has been redoing my craft area recently and I now have a lovely new desk and cupboards and have been throwing out a lot of stuffs!! ( Y'all know how we crafty peeps hoard stuff?....well I had 12 years of hoarding in there!!! so a good throw out was way overdue!!!). I'm not going to lie, I have cried at least 11 times about the mess in there whilst I've been trying to sort it out and I am very much at just sort through what's left at a Lou-surely pace now!!!! what's left is in 4 lidded boxes and under my photo Foldio box for me to go through everytime I am feeling up to it!!!! lol!!!!!

I always have a bit of paper hanging around for writing notes on, which papers and dies I use for stuff, pen colours etc but I always lose the bits of paper for writing the notes on and end up writing on random scraps ...and then throwing them away!! so I actually bought myself a memo block thingy!! yey me!!! and had some fun making it cute just for me.

It's so good to craft something for yourself now and again.

Right, I'm off to make a cup of coffee, I'm so sleepy this afternoon after a scrummy meal out with my gorgeous in-laws. I'm in that so full I can't move and need a nana nap mode!!!

Thank you for popping in! Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 17 September 2018

You can do it Tilda....

Good Morning everyone,

I'm in with a couple of posts for you today and the first one is my Swedish House Crafts DT post.

I fancied making something a little different this week and went for a little gift to go in the Slimmer of the week basket at my Slimming World group for this coming Saturday.

Fixer Upper You can do it Tilda & wood wall and the little Fixer Upper Breathe text were just so perfect for this job with her super sweet little fist pump and those beautiful words.

I stamped Tilda first and then masked her up to stamp the little wooden wall twice. Then I fussy cut her out and added some colour using my promarkers. I die cut a tag shape wit dies from my stash and then covered it with some old Magnolia stamps papers. Boy oh Boy I miss them making papers like they used to, they were the most delicious papers! I mounted Tilda onto a little foam so she stands out even more. She looks so super sweet ready to inspire someone, doesn't she? 

I stamped that beautiful sentiment and then heat embossed it to make it pop from the background, look how pretty it looks with its shine!!

I still very much love using the little Gummiapan Dies Button Heart to add a little love into my projects. I think it is probably my most used die!! I tied a little twine through it to finish it off.

And what's at the back?!! it's my little offering for the basket, 2 yummy Alpen Light bars for someones Healthy B treat! It's so lovely to take crafting into my normal little routine and use it for something useful. I really hope I can inspire someone else to do the same, that's the fun of crafting after all! 

Right, time for me to get a coffee and attempt to wake up properly! I've had a bit of tummy pain this weekend (...totally caused by eating a yummy carvery on Saturday I think, eyes bigger than my belly for all the yummy veg!!!!) so today I want to catch up on a few of the things I didn't get done over the weekend!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Boo Boo....

Image- Boo Boo.
Morning everyone!

I can't believe another weekend has zapped by and left me with Dream Team posting day again!!

And I just couldn't resist a little Get Well kinda make using the new and so so cute, Boo Boo. Click on the piccy below to be pinged to it's spot in the shop if you neeeeeeeeeeeeeed it as much as I did! oh, the absolute cuteness!!
And that gorgeous little sentiment is one of a choice of 2 that come with this little cutie when you purchase it! I love it so much!!!

I haven't dressed a photo in ages but this one totally called for it!! a little visit to my Little Mo's first aid kit and I had all I needed to make a cute little scene to pop this little card in. His little animal plasters are too sweet to pass up this opportunity!! lol!!

We had such a lovely weekend. On Saturday we went out for lunch and I ended up spending most of the afternoon in bed with a really nasty pain in my lower left side while the boys did man stuff in the front garden with the new gate posts!! then on Sunday, we woke up nice and early and we went bowling. I can't bowl yet but I felt a bit better and had a lovely black coffee whilst I watched them bowl and then a little catch up with one of my loveliest childhood friends who was there bright and early to get some bowling practice in (...she is an absolute legend at bowling!!) which was just lovely. Then a quick ride to Wickes for Scott to buy more manly stuff for doing the gateposts and I  spent the afternoon being his apprentice while Mo chilled inside with his movie, Swallows and Amazons, (...for the 12th time.....)!!

Then after tea, I got some time to craft away at this super cute card while the men of the house watched a bit of Harry Potter (.....not even going to attempt to count the number of times we have watched that peeps!!!)

Thank you for popping in! I need to whip up another post for my Swedish House Crafts DT make for today now so pop back in a little while for that if you like!!

Huge Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 9 September 2018

The Librarian....

Image- The Librarian.
Morning everyone!

I'm in with my Dream Team post (...yup...a few hours early because seriously, this cutie patootie just had to be shared right away!!!) using the absolutely amazing new image, The Librarian from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Isn't she just the most amazing image you've seen? and for book heads like my family, I had to just use her right away to make a bookmark with!
Don't get me wrong, I know there are kindles and ebooks and even stories you can listen to but for me, nothing beats a book I can open and turn the pages. I adore that new book smell too!!

Let's take a closer look at her...Oh my!!! even her shoes are too cute!! I glossy accented her eyes and glasses too just for extra fun!!

And that super awesome quote I have on the bookmark even comes with fact, she has 2 amazing quotes!! wahoo!!!

You can click on the shop image below to be magically pinged to her place in the store because I'm good like that!! he he!!!

We've had another amazing family bubble weekend. We haven't really done much, yesterday I went to my Slimming world group while the boys did some shopping, it was a rainy day so we headed out to Kaspas for a treat in the afternoon and then today we've been for a lovely carvery lunch, then home for playing and crafting. 

I LOVE weekends like this, they feel just right to me and always leave me feeling all cosy, especially after a few days of adjusting to Mo being back at school and my days being a bit too quiet!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Tiddly Inks challenge #217....Boys,Boys,Boys!!

Morning all!!!

It's a good job I had this little cutie made for the new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog a couple of weeks ago because my current craft room situation is still in dire straits and I still have no crafting space to craft on!!! I am working on it again today and very much hoping to have a desk by the end of the day!! lol!!

But onto this month's Tiddly Challenge...

Boys, Boys, Boys!!
so find your creative mojo and get crafting on a project for those boys in our life!!
(**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 totally heard you all gasp, scoot out of your chairs from your crafty desks and run at the thought of a boys challenge...but can you resist this cuteness....

To make my little card I stamped and coloured my little guy and then carefully cut out the little dog from the main image. I made a super cute little 'window' for my little boy and then glued my little dog onto the window. Then, using some thin foam tape, I popped the window up so that the little boy was set back from the dog. It looks so cute IRL that I just keep looking at it!!!!

Right, I need to scoot off and get me a bin bag!! there is going to be throwing out and sorting going on today. I have cried no less than 4 times now at the state my crafty space has gotten into and Scott has worked so hard on sorting out a newer space that I am going to do him proud. I keep hanging onto stuff I have never used and it's time to sort! Go me!! (...of course, I am all gung-ho for it right now but give me 20 mins and I'll be crying to my BF on messenger that I can't do it!!!!).

Have a totally terrific tuesday everyone! huge hugs and love, Lou xxxx

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Lemur Love.....

Image- Lemur Love.
Morning all!

It's my little sister's wedding today and I'm so excited I might explode!! My Dad,Unamum and littlest sister have come over from Seychelles for it and when my big sister gets here from Nottingham it will be the first time we have all been together for 15 years!! oh my!!!!!

On Tuesday, Little Mo and I went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park with our BF's and had a wonderful day. And, as always, he really enjoyed the Lemur walkthrough. They were all snuggled up on the grass and so sweet .......and they totally inspired me to make this wedding card for my little sister for Saturday!!

Let's take a closer look at those eyes!! oh my!!! 2 layers of glossy accents on the eyes and little noses after I had coloured them really made them pop!! I LOVE it!! 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 24 August 2018


 Image- Gnarly Birthday.
Morning peeps!

I am late with my blog post this morning because I slept terribly last night and even though I am still on the 2nd cup of matcha and lime tea, I still resemble a zombie that's been on the day shift!!!!

But I'm here now with my Narwhalycorn make for Tiddly Inks Fab Friday!! I just adore this image...even though I really want to eat his ice cream right now....!!!

Here's a closer peek at his cuteness!! awwwwwww!!

Right, I am slinkying back into my cuppa now and then I'll make a start on brekkie as we are off to Ikea today to get some bits to tidy up our ever getting messier craft room/garage of doom!! It's a bomb site and needs some Ikea organisational magic in there!!! (....well.....ermmmm...this is the line I have fed gorgeous hubby in order to just get me to Ikea........I'll try to tidy up after I promise!!!!!).

Have a fabulous friday everyone, huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Get Whale Soon.............

Good Morning peeps!

I'm so happy to share this little Get Whale Soon make using the super sweet little whale and his sentiment from the Gummiapan Animal Kit sheet B stamp set. It is still one of my favourite sets to use because of those fabulous bold stamping lines you get.

Here's a closer look at the whale! I added a little glossy accent to his balloon, I love it!! I decided to paper piece my elephant to add some extra fun to the card. I love paper piecing and this stamp set is perfect for it with those gorgeous bold ink lines. I stamped him onto a scrap of patterned paper from my bits box and then fussy cut him out with my scissors. I also stamped him out on white cardstock so once I had cut him out with the Gummiapan Animal Kit B Matching Dies he would still stand proud from the little circle of design paper behind him.

I used hot glue to stick the paper pieced whale onto the white die cut so that when it dried he popped out a little. Then I squeezed some glossy accents onto his little spout and arranged some beads from my stash to make him a 3D little spray. To keep those on safe, I then glossy accented over the top of them too.

I love the swooshy font on the Get Whale Soon sentiment, it's so pretty. I stamped it on another scrap of design paper from the same pad in my stash and then cut it with a die, also from my stash...I have a good lot of stash to play with!!!! 

I love to liven my cards up by distressing the layers. All I do is run my scissor blade down them to 'fluff' them up. It looks especially nice when you glue a little piece of scrap design paper behind the curled up tears in the paper. I love this effect.

Oooh and don't forget...

Thank you for popping in!!  Huge hugs and squishes, Lou xx

Monday, 13 August 2018

Mummu's Bike....

Image- Mummu's bike.
Morning all! 

I'm popping in with a Mummu make! oh, she is just one of my absolute favourites and I can never resist a little crafty time with her. She really does just give you the warm fuzzies with her smile, doesn't she?

I've had such a wonderful weekend and I'm still floating on cloud 9 a bit!! on Saturday I reached my Slimming World Target!! wahoooooooo!! (...though I also went to my Godfather's wedding and think I have probably stacked it all back on with yummy food and treats!!!!!).

I also achieved something so special it really hasn't sunk in properly with all the busy weekend-ness. I won Woman of the Year at my Slimming World group along with my beautiful friend, Kirsty. Don't get me wrong, the sash, certificate and flowers are so lovely but whats magic to me is that the amazing men and women in my slimming world group nominated me and feel that I deserved to win this award? It just makes me feel so humble and emotional all at once. I have looked at my certificate and sash a million times and still can't take it in. How special is that? I have to be honest and admit I never thought I would get that blooming weight shifted, let alone get to target or be an inspiration for other so it really is a beautiful thing.

Here is a little piccy our gorgeous friend Jools took of me and Kirsty with our awards, she even managed to make me look like I have a halo on!!! he he!! It was so lovely to have Kirsty with me because I nominated her. I really still can't believe it!

Right, I'm going to have a lovely cuppa and a little relaxation before I tackle the ironing mountain!!  Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Tiddly Inks challenge #216...Clean and Simple..

Morning all!!

Its that Tiddly time of the month again where we start a new challenge! this months challenge is...
Clean & Simple.
so think less layers, no froo froo and just simples!

(**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 with Wryn Christmas Gift for my image choice and turn her into a Thank you gift kinda card! I love how she can be used for different gifty occasions!! Remeber peeps, a Wryn isn't just for Christmas!!!! hehe!!!

Right, I need to scooteroo! I need to finish off a pavlova for our BFF's get together today. I've made a Slimming World wreath pavlova but I'm popping Mango, Pineapple and Orange on it for a summer kinda feel. It has quark and fat-free greek yoghurt topping with a mango and pineapple blended sauce to drizzle. I so hope its yummy because its one of my BF's birthday. We are all trying to eat healthily so I figured this was a fabulous alternative to a huge Lou cake!!! and its just 3 syns a serving! wahoooo!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx