Friday, 22 June 2018

You Rock.....

Stamp set- Dino-Mite clear stamp set (retired)...But don't worry!!
Image- Dino-Mite from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Bazzill Basics Dino-Mite.
Good Morning all!!

It's Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks blog so I couldn't resist a little Dino-Mite . I really felt like a nice little bit of fun crafting time while I recover from my Booby reduction on the good side so I am no longer The Hunchtit from Notre Dame...!! I had my operation on Wednesday.

Of course, the stockings of doom have had to be re-applied for the next 2 weeks..

 My amazing surgeon practised his geometric graffiti skills...!!!!

I was given a new type of anaesthetic that is done by an infusion pump and you have a brain activity monitor popped on your head! very exciting but with my feather veins,getting the cannula was a struggle for them and then when the infusion started, it incredibly painful going in but my theatre nurses and anaesthetist were so lovely and caring and gave me pain meds to try and combat it. An hour and half later and I was in recovery, apparently having a wonderful chat with my Nana and Grandad!! The nurse thought it was hilarious but I can only remember waving goodbye to them as they walked back to their caravan?!! lol!!

 I was well enough to go home by 4pm which was wonderful. I cannot thank my surgeon, theatre staff and the gorgeous nurses on Branston Ward enough. They are always so wonderful when I am in the hospital.
 And now...well now I look a bit like this!! Oh, how I laughed on dressing investigation when I got home and saw this!! Firstly I thought my surgeon must have an S&M fetish going on but then sense told me it's so they can keep an eye on my nipple!!!! bwah ha ha ha ha!!!
So there we go!! the tale of Lou's week!!! he he!! 2 days later I am feeling pretty good really. I'm sore but not to the point of tears and am managing my painkillers really well with good breaks of 5-6 hours between them. 

Today I am going to try a weaker dose of 2 paracodol as I have been having 2 paracetamol and 30mg of codeine but it makes me feel quite nauseous so being as I am doing ok pain wise, I'm going to knock it down a little. I went from 3:30pm yesterday to right now, at 6:34am, once I have finished my breakfast before needing anything else so I'm on the right track!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2018

4 Dad...


Image- 4 Dad Boy S.
Papers- Crate Paper 'Boys Rule'.

Hello everyone!!

I know...it's a day early again but because it's Fathers Day, I wanted to share my Fathers Day make using 4 Dad Boy S.

Isn't he so cute?! I 'out of the box' nestied him to get him to fit in that cute little position. If you need help learning how to do that technique, please check out this fabulous tutorial HERE. 

Let's take a closer look at his cuteness!!.... awwwww!!!! I love him!!


I coloured him up so that his little picture of Dad has the colouring out of the lines some like a little dude would colour, sooooo sweet!!! My marvellous Little Mo liked this image and technique so much that he used it for his Grandad Prickly's birthday card but I didn't get chance to take a photo of it because he was so excited to get it written and in the envelope ready for today!! I absolutely adore that he makes cards for people like me, it's so special to know I've passed on a little thoughtfulness to him.

We've had a gorgeous day out at Yorkshire Wildlife Park today with Scott's mum and Dad. It was so special to spend Fathers Day with Scott's Dad and we had such a lovely time and now we are all pooped out and thinking zzzzzz's!!! It's such a gorgeous 'zoo' to go around though and the enclosures for the animals are just amazing. Mo's favourites are still the Polar Bears, closely followed by the Meerkats and the Giant Otters.

Right, I'm going to relax with a lovely liquorice tea and then I'm going to have a bath.I'm taking extra time on them this week ready for not being able to lie down in the bath for a little while after my op on Wednesday!! lol!!  Needs must and all that!!!

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Monday, 11 June 2018

Fixer Upper Edwin....


Morning peeps!! 

I'm in for you today with my Swedish Housecrafts DT make and I think it's just perfect for Father's Day which is fast approaching us now.

Fixer Upper Edwin is just the sweetest little stamp to help you along with those slightly harder to make for males! and I ADORE him. I thought a little notebook for Dads' to jot down bits and bobs would make a really lovely father's day gift so using a little mini notepad bought from the shop, I got to work. You just need to gently remove the front cover and replace it with a piece of kraft cardstock. I allow 1/2cm for the "spine" of the notebook width and then a good 1.5cm to go down the back of the notebook so the front is secure. Once that's done, you are ready to decorate it!


I stamped Edwin out on some normal colouring cardstock and then onto some papers from my paper scrap box (the little pieces I find in there from my stash of used bits were just perfect for a little notebook altering!). Then it was time to colour up and have some fun paper piecing his hat and shirt to match! so cute!!


And how fabulous are the little screws and bolts in the Fixer Upper Painting brush, Hardware & Hammer dies set? I think they are just magic. They would be just perfect for a shaker card too you know! Just imagine those little screws and bolts floating around!!


Right, I need to get my butt into gear! I have my pre op appointment today...ooooh there's nothing quite like swabs around your nose and crotch area to check for MRSA!! I tell you, there's always something to look forward to in Lou world!!! romfl!!!

Have a magical monday peeps! Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 10 June 2018

March Hare...

Image- March Hare from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Sentiment- WMS Afternoon Tea stamp set.
Dies- Magnolia Doo Hickey 14.
Papers- Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbour.

Hellooooooooo everyone!!

I am sat here giggling because regular visitors to my little Lou corner of the blogging world will know that posts later on a Sunday afternoon from me mean I could not sit on my hands at all with my Mo's Digital Pencil DT make and I just had to blog it right away but seriously people...March Hare and tea...what's not to post???!!!!

We have had a really gorgeous weekend again in the little Daubney Trio. Yesterday we just pottered around and today we pootled off to the local downhill challenge. It was super to watch (...right up until Little Mo had a funny turn and did that thing where he goes pale white with blue lips...except today he added going face first into the wall he was leaning on and sliding down it much to the alarm of the poor lady in the food tent!! poor lady! I did explain to her that it happens!!). He was 100% again after a bit of a sit-down and a drink and a nibble on his beefburger so it was an easy fix but he just doesn't do too well in heat or places it's a bit crowdy.

This afternoon he and Daddy fixed up the remote control car and had some fun with it, then we snuggled up to watch Diary of a wimpy kid The long haul movie, then they went back out to play with the car so I grabbed some playtime of my own!!

I LOVE this March Hare from Mo's Digital Pencil. I always get my Little Mo to pick my image to use and he really liked this one because it reminded him of our Marvin bunny.

I had a lovely play with some of my Magnolia Doo Hickey 14 dies on this one too. They are the most gorgeous little tea themed bits. And that wonderful sentiment is from my Waltzing Mouse stamps 'Afternoon Tea' set my beautiful friend Jenny sent me last year. It is the most wonderful set and has some cracking tea sentiments on it. They have closed now but if you can find it anywhere it really is a good one to buy.

Right then, time for me to pootle off. I have real bunnies that want their munchy Excel nuggets for tea and their hay tube filling back up for nighttime munchability!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx





Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Tiddly Inks Challenge #214...Colour Inspiration.

 Image- Sloth's Life.
Papers- Crate Paper Earth Love.

Morning everyone!! 

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and we felt it was time for some inspiration from the wonderful Seeds colour swatches...swoooon!! they really do rock a colour swatch selection over at Seeds.

'Colour Inspiration'

 So grab your images and colours from this palette and create away!!

 (**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 used the super sweet Sloth's Life image for my make and a super duper cut file by Lori Whitlock, all linked above!!

But oh the cuteness of that sloth! he has the softest look around his eyes, I adore him! Teamed up with those gorgeous Carte Paper papers which were so easy to merge him onto with him being a .PNG file that this card was just the most fun to make! 


And this is how he looks all tucked up in his little card ready to pop out and surprise someone!! 

Right, the school morning awaits me...urgh...roll on the end of term! I much prefer my Little Mo at home! it's too quiet without him!

Thank you for popping in and huge hugs, Lou xxxx

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Here.......

Image- Here.
Papers- Echo Park- A perfect summer.
Hiyah everyone!

Well, I couldn't wait for Monday morning to come to post this little cutie so I just had to do it now!!

She is my super sweet make using Here. She so reminded me of my BF's icecream loving little lady that I knew she had to be the one for her birthday card....and I have to confess...I am super duper late in making all of my BF's little people their cards. I am a bad Lou. I have 6 more to go until I am caught up (... so I should have covered their birthdays by the time I need to get their Christmas cards made...!!!)

I glossy accented her little ice cream, welly boots and eyes to make them pop a bit too. She looks so super cute I could squish her!!!
Plus tomorrow I will be nursing the back to school mummy blues and going to my appointment at the Breast Clinic so I worried I might forget to share her cute little self here on my blog if I didn't do it now!!

I have had the most gorgeous half term holibobs time with my little guy. Scott managed to get most of the week off only working for 2 days so we have had some really lovely family time. My birthday was just lovely. We met Mo's best buddy from primary school and his gorgeous mummy and sister for a catch up day which was so needed as poor Sharon has been quite poorly with a nasty flu bug that turned even nastier and she ended up with a hospital stay so I haven't been able to see her for a long time now. 

Then on Saturday, I had the most amazing crafty day with Lou at Sir Stampalot and I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it. I have already booked myself in for the October Christmas makes class! you can find the linky to book your place HERE. We did 3 amazing makes on Saturday so I can't wait to see what the Christmas makes hold!!

Right, it's time for me to get these achey bones to bed!!.and of course, snuggle the mini man before he nods off...though he's got his head in a Harry Potter book and would stay that way all night if I didn't prise it from his hands!!!!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Unicorn Treat Box....


Morning everyone!!

I'm popping in with my Swedish Housecrafts DT make. I took some time to play with the gorgeous Gummiapan- Apple Box die. It really is the perfect little die for making super sweet little favor boxes for parties and it is so quick to put together too. The best thing is that you don't need any glue to put it together (...which is even quicker because you don't have to allow glue drying time!). The little handles simply tuck through the 2 slits that are in the side when you assemble the box. 


I used Crafters Companion Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to make my little box, it looks so sweet in kraft coloured paper. My top tip with this die, once it is cut, is to fold every scoreline both ways before you start to put it together because it makes it so much easier to fold around. Also, take a second or 2 to gently roll each handle around a pen so that they are easy to manoeuvre into the slits.



Now, onto that cute little Magnolia- I Believe in Unicorns stamp and text.! oh my! it is the sweetest! I stamped the text onto pink cardstock from my stash and then cut it out using a fishtail die, also from my stash, but I know that Suha has some gorgeous Gummiapan Stitched Banners in the shop. I adhered my little banner onto a wooden kebab skewer and cut it to size, hot gluing it onto the back of the box.

Then it was time to stamp and fussy cut the little unicorn. I used Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It is perfect for me because I colour with promarkers which are alcohol based pens. I also added a little bit of glitter pen and glossy accents to the horn to make it 'pop' a little! it looks so sweet. I hot glued her to the inside of my box.



And not forgetting my beautiful little Roxstamps- Curlicue Edge Decor on the sides of my Apple Box. It is such a beautiful die. I cut 4 of the edge and then cut each edge to size, gluing it onto my little box. 

To get the little glittery strip all the way around I just attached a strip of thin double-sided tape all the way around the box and then dipped it down into some fine glitter from my stash.

Then I tucked a little paper doily from my stash into the box and filled it with yummy little foam Unicron sweeties from Asda!!

And, more excitingly, as you know Suha is having a wonderful celebration during the month of June. Please pop in on Suha’s post HERE for a video where she explains all about it.  Everyone is invited to join the party, we are all being celebrated no matter what you make.

And even more special is that Suha would love for you to share your makes with us so she and us DT peeps can pop in and see your wonderful creations. All you need to do is write a short post with your make and then link to the post here so we can come to visit you. I cannot wait to pop in on you all!! 

Suha has even thought of a fantastic hashtag you can use if you post on any social media you use, she has made it especially to show that we are 'One Special Community' and she will be keeping a special eye out for you using it and here it is...

#1SPECIANITY

Right! I need to scoot!! woofers to walk and then my saturday morning weigh in at my fabulous Slimming World group and straight off the scales to my gorgeous friend Lou for a crafty class. I can't wait for a lovely catch up and crafty fun.

Have a wonderful day everyone, thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 28 May 2018

A secret....

Image- A Secret.

Morning everyone!!

I'm in with a post for you today and I couldn't wait to get my hands on the gorgeous new  A Secret image. I loved the way she is posed and that little finger saying 'shhhhh' is too cute!!

The sentiment is from Maurie's Oscar rubber stamp at Penny Black , but I thought it was just perfect for this card!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx




Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Little Maja scene fun!!


Morning everyone!!

I'm in with my  Swedish Housecrafts DT make for you today.

I have been holding onto to the last few pieces of my Maja Designs Nyhavn ( New Harbour) collection  papers in readiness for this super fun make.

For the box base I used my Lawn Fawn Shadow box dies from my stash but it's the papers that are the absolute stars on this make.



From the first day I got them, I just knew the piece with the people, and the piece with the stunning little houses on would make the most fun with fussy cutting to make a little scene!


You can just about see in this photo where I used my hot glue gun on the couple piece, and the father and daughter, to make them pop out from the front of their placements. Even the border strip with the sweet sentiment on it could be used as part of this make. 


Right, that's enough Lou waffle for one morning!! I'm going to have a cuppa and a little womble around the internet and have a think about what my crafty fingers might fancy doing today! I've had a lovely walk with the dogs this morning so they are sorted and Mo will be at school so a day of fiddling with paper sounds just perfect to me!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 21 May 2018

Bronte Bits...

Image- Bronte Bits.
Papers- Bronte Bits papers past Freebie.
Sentiment- made by me, on my pooter!! he he!!

Morning everyone!

I'm in with my normal Monday morning Dream Team make for you today. I am really enjoying delving into some older images again so I popped back to 2009 in my little Mo's Digital Pencil time machine and picked up the gorgeous Bronte Bits image set. I love all of Maurie's images but sometimes a trip back to the older ones really is such a fun thing to do, plus, I always forget just how much gorgeousness there is to choose from.

I have to be honest and say I have a super soft spot for Bronte, she is such a sweetheart of a pawsy peep character. And I couldn't choose just one to work with so I decided to chose 4 and make a little Instagram kind of collage inspired card. I absolutely love how it came out!!

I used my spellbinder's Polaroid picture frame to die cut the image mat out and the gorgeous past freebie of Bronte Bits papers to coordinate with it and a little rubber stamp from my stash with a little insta style camera icon on it to finish it off, sooo cute!!!

Right, I need a coffee! my head is still stuck in weekend mode today and the fact that Mo breaks up for half term on Friday isn't helping me much because I want to be on holiday already!! lol!!! but seriously, I adore those days of family bubble time and no school pressure. I am just a mamma who likes her little guy at home!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx