Friday, 22 May 2015

Little Mo's Big Bike Ride..

in the school bike shed after he arrived.

Well, I just don't know where to begin with this post! I am so emotional I don't know whether to laugh or cry (...actually we have had a bit of a blubber here since we got home!! yes...dafty parents are us!!!) but we are so so very proud!.

The little guy was very nervous last night after having his photo taken by the local newspaper and so nervous when he got up this morning but he ate his marmite on toast, drank his warm milk and was soon on task (..the fact that mummy gave him a mini packet of refresher fizzy sweeties might of helped too....!!)

At 7:30am he got on his little BMX (...yes...a BMX...no gears or fancy light frame..a bulky BMX!!) waved to his friends who were watching him go out of the window and just kept pedaling!! he was truly an inspiration. 9.2 miles of little Mo pedal power!!!

He fell off once and after a little cry and rub of the sore bottom where he landed on his bike frame, he was up and going again. ( that in itself is amazing because normally he would refuse to go back on something that has hurt him). Other than when he fell, I don't think he stopped singing, chatting or smiling once!! he wanted his photo taking with every new village sign on his way!!!

And that big hill he was frightened of....was big! and scary but he took it slow with his brakes on and he conquered it! He even made it to school on time!! this photo was taken by daddy when Mo was half way down the hill!! he had already conquered the part he was most worried about!!


and his little flag...it made it all the way on the ride with all the names of the gorgeous people who had donated before we left home and is now pootling around school with Mo because he wouldn't let go of it!!!


Thank you for popping in on me! off to rub some deep heat into my bum and back now!!! lol!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Wryn Graduate- Go great places!!!

 Image- Wryn Graduate- Go great places from Tiddly Inks.
Graduation Cap file - Silhouette store.

Hi everyone!

Well I am sat in waiting for Little Mo's camera to come so I thought I would make a little something with the gorgeous new Wryn Graduate- Go great places image. Oh she's too cute!!

I bought this hat file a couple of weeks ago in the sil store and couldn't think what to do with it until this cutie appeared in my inbox from Da Boss and I knew right away what I fancied doing!!

I printed a teensy one out too so that I could pop it inside the card. The little hat is only 2.5" square!!


Then all I had to do was glue my gorgeous big wryn to the hat base!!

Right got to go!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers 6 year birthday celebration!!!!!

Stamp- Lazy Tilda.
Doo Hickey Dragonflies.
Doo Hickey club 5 flowers.
Promarkers- Mustard, Tulip yellow.
Midnight blue, Denim blue, Pastel blue.
Burnt sienna, Caramel, sandstone.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and blush.

It's a very special challenge for you this week as it's the Passion for Promarkers  6th Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 6 years since Gina and Denise started the Passion for Promarkers blog to share their love of all things Letraset??!! I am so glad I found it because I ADORE my promarkers so much.

The celebration prizes are awesome too...but I am not sharing them here! I want you to go over to the Passion for Promarkers Challenge blog and see them for yourself because the DT cards are just too good to miss this week, they are all stunning.

It's a special challenge so Da Bosses have chosen a really easy theme for you of...

"no sentiment"
(please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.)

To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.  

I just had to use another one of my stamp club Tilda's! this one I do know the name of! she is called Lazy Tilda and I just adore her! Her water is actually all glossy and cute with glossy accents but as always I struggled with a piccy to show that! hey ho! you can't have it all!! lol!!!

So, now I've bored your socks off with my make,  go over to the Passion for Promarkers Challenge blog and see my gorgeous teamies work! swooooon just swoooooon!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 18 May 2015

Hoppy Poppy for Dad..........

Papers- Lost and Found 2- Rosy.
Teresa Collins Far and Away enamel dots.

Morning all! monday again?? must be time for a DTDF inspiration post then!!

I adore this stamp! its adorable and sooo perfect for so many occasions and today I am using her for a fathers day card!! she comes with an awesome little sentiment but last week I bought the new gorgeous and funny set of  Taylored Expression My Favourite Dad stamps!  

It took me 10 mins to choose the sentiment I wanted! I just kept having a giggle at them all because there were a few that fitted!! lol!!!

Thank you for peeking in!
Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Tale of a tail....

Tale of a tail Wryn from the clearwater fundraiser.
Background- Map my Life! from Tiddly Inks.
Morning all!!

How are you all this morning? we had a super duper busy day yesterday sorting a few bits out for home and then I fell asleep with Mo again!! lol!! so I had to blog this as soon as I got the big pooter on this morning!!!

Alyce over at Kit and Clowder is having a big fundraising celebration party this weekend and in all the party goodness there is a little fundraiser just for Clearwater Marine Aqaurium where winter the dolphin lives. Just look at this!!!


Now, the little man in our house has been obsessed with Winter ever since he saw Dolphin Tale and often pops in to watch her on what he calls Wintercam!!! so obviously when it came to the donation options, he wanted to get all 3 so he could give as many pennies as he wanted for the aquarium.

Of course, my absolute favourite was the little wryn Tale of a tail image drawn by Christy Croll from Tiddly Inks. I used the .png version so that I could add her onto Christy's awesome Map My Life! paper, its just perfect for a sea and mermaid theme so I just had to use it!!

Then it was just a case of adding a few die cuts and some of mine and little Mo's mini sea shell stash from the beach!! we LOVE collecting these teeeny shells in summer walks along the shoreline. He always goes for the teeny ones because he thinks they are more magical and I have to agree!!

Right, go to get a shifty on!! tonnes of ironing to do and a bit more tidying while Scott gets to work boxing the boiler in after all our disasters this week!!

Huge Hugs Lou xxx


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Simon....

Image- Simon.
Papers-Teen Angst from We are memory makers.

Morning all!!

I am having a bit of a Golden Oldie post for my make over on the Clubhouse Blog today but don't worry peeps!! even though my Simon I used is a stampavie stamp and no longer in production, Simon is a digital over in Mo's Digital Pencil shop so phew!!!!!

I had so much fun making this yesterday and the sentiment is a funny one because its what my little Mo says all the time at the minute for something that is great!! its too funny though because this stamp is from a baby set I have!! lol!!!

Then of course it just needed some cool papers to go with it (...the day I run out of these Teen Angst papers will be a sad sad day!!!).

Right! I am off to get a load of laundry in the machine, attack the ironing pile and walk the dogs!! Have a fabalicious day everyone!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Wryn Scooting By...

Image- Wryn Scooting By from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!

I thought I would scoot in with my super cute Wryn Scooting By make number 2! this one is the kitty cat version and she is just too cute!!

I used my yummy Double circles die for this one, that stitched and pierced edge it has is just awesome, it really lifts the edge of the die cut.

And I actually super love my little road!! I loved making it a little bumpy and darker at the back edge of it! its the little things that make a Lou happy lol!!!

My little guy is full of cold this morning :( I am going to plomp some vickes on his chest and see how he goes for school, he still wants to go so I am going to go with it!

Right, got to get on! 2 hungry pawsy peeps just got back from their walk with Daddy and they are looking at me like I am starving them!!! 

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Grad Girl 2015 and Diamond White super smooth cardstock giveaway!!!!

Image- Grad Girl 2015.
Hi everyone!

we have hit that uber exciting Grad time of year again and Krista has rocked out and given us the fabulous new Graduation releases for 2015.

I LOVE this chick! she looks so proud and happy...and of course, a lil cheeky!! to be graduating!! 

I made the sentiment up using word ( I love doing that because you can change up the fonts to get the part of the sentiment you want to really pop out, in this case it was the 'GRAD' bit!!)

Now!! for some super exciting news!! I often get asked which type of cardstock I colour on with my promarker pens and as a super duper treat for you all, the people I get my cardstock from are giving away a box of 120gsm Diamond White. Let me tell you a little bit about it and how you could win a ream!!!

The Papeterie are giving away a deep box (equivalent to a ream) of Super Smooth Diamond White 120gsm paper. Super Smooth Diamond White is available in a variety of weights up to 350gsm and is highly recommended for use with alcohol based markers like Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Copics, Chameleon and Spectrum Noir, as well as general stamping, and printing. The Papeterie in Aberdeen, Scotland is the retail outlet for one of the last remaining paper mills in Scotland which dates back to 1710. The Papeterie offers a mail order service for Diamond White and our Iced Collection of premium pearlescent card and paper.

Now...if like me, you can't wait and neeeeed some now please call 01224 802486 to order and if you fancy winning some from the giveaway please leave a comment on this GIVEAWAY post over on their blog.

Thanks for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Teacher Thanks....




Its my turn to post over on the Get Funky and craft blog today to share another make for V Funky month using the V Funky original CD ROM

Todays card just had to be a mom make with the 'Boho Chic' colourway,it just got that mix of blues and browns that I love with a pop of burgundy and mossy greens to jazz it up.

There are 15 stunning colourways to choose from on this CD, fabulous for all occasions and extras such a toppers,I used the 'Mom' topper and one of the ATC cards I had left over from yesterday, which I popped out on some foam for some depth in my card.I also used some of the gorgeous bakers twine Anice had in the shop for a while, its all out of stock now but it matched this card so perfectly so I just had to use some of mine!
V.Funky
V.Funky

please pop in to the V Funky CD ROM page in the shop and check out the gallery of makes the DT have in there already.

Also, all the original CD ROM's are available on the Funky Hand website for just £1.00 each.  You can't go wrong with them really!

hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Passion for Promarkers...Blue & Purple...

Stamp- Tilda from my Magnolia stamp club!!.
Promarkers- Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst.
Midnight blue, Denim blue, Pastel blue.
Burnt sienna, Caramel, sandstone.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and blush.


I'm back!! lol!!

post number 2 of the day because its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog too!! get me and my busy DT day!! lol!!

Our new challenge, which has been set by our Lou from and she has chosen to give you a gorgeous colour challenge to follow (...ok...so I type gorgeous but what it actually was for me was scream, cry and run around the house for 20 mins when I read it on the DT rota because PURPLE???? argghhhhhhhh!!! I don't colour with purple because she sucks!!!!...more arghhhhhh...y'all probably heard the screams??!!!! pmsl !!!) 

Here is an inspirational photo for you to use (but as a guide you must use blue & purple as your main colours). 
Lou's colour challenge week 296
Please remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and they are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $21.00 voucher to spend in their online store. 
bugaboo badge
So I chose my gorgeous little pregnant Tilda stamp from my magnolia stamp club set. I can't find her online yet but will link her in if I see her! I don't even know what she is called but she's too cute!!

I coloured her up using the lets not mention them purples and my normal fav blue combo! and then it was time for some die cutting fun to make the card base.

Now!! for some super exciting news!! I often get asked which type of cardstock I colour on with my promarker pens and as a super duper treat for you all, the people I get my cardstock from are giving away a box of 120gsm Diamond White. Let me tell you a little bit about it and how you could win a ream!!!

The Papeterie are giving away a deep box (equivalent to a ream) of Super Smooth Diamond White 120gsm paper. Super Smooth Diamond White is available in a variety of weights up to 350gsm and is highly recommended for use with alcohol based markers like Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Copics, Chameleon and Spectrum Noir, as well as general stamping, and printing.
The Papeterie in Aberdeen, Scotland is the retail outlet for one of the last remaining paper mills in Scotland which dates back to 1710. The Papeterie offers a mail order service for Diamond White and our Iced Collection of premium pearlescent card and paper.


Now...if like me, you can't wait and neeeeed some now please call 01224 802486 to order and if you fancy winning some from the giveaway please leave a comment on this GIVEAWAY post over on their blog.

Thanks for popping in
Hugs Lou xx