Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Passion for Promarkers challenge 161...Sketch....

Image- Dan and Turtle from Digistamp boutique.

olive green and pear green.
Midnight blue, denim blue and pastel blue.
burnt sienna, caramel and sandstone
Mustard and buttercup
burnt orange,coral, sunkissed pink and blush.

Afternoon all! I'm back with another DT challenge make this afternoon!! this time its my post for the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and I am excited because this weeks its  a sketch by ...me!!! I went for making a nice and easy one with a few yummy layers.
Please remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card but we do need to see the sketch!  Don’t forget, as always, to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers).

Our generous sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique and the lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher as a prize.
Right, that's me for today I promise!! a few mins of crafty fun with Mo is calling me!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 139...Anything Goes..

Image- Fairy Friends.
Morning all!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and its one to get your creative juices flowing for you! its...

I love an anything goes challenge because we get to see how all your creative minds work when they are set free!!!!

I went for using the new Fairy Friends image,it really is the most magical image for friendship..fairies and 2 together? win win!!! and I wanted to use this one as a little tribute to all the gorgeous Tiddly Inking gals that are leaving our DT today. I will miss being on a team with every single one of them, they are all so special and we are such a unique little team in that we chat all the time in our little group. I will miss them so very much, Love you girls xxxxxxxxx

Right off to walk the dog now, the sun is shining and its looking like its going to be a wonderful day so my little ecoegg is washing a load of laundry for me! 

Thank you for popping in 

Huge hugs
Lou xxx

Monday, 18 August 2014


Morning peeps!!

Its my turn to post over on the DTDF blog so I had a good old rummage through all my stamps and I decided to go with 'Yvonne'. I don't know why I love this rubber stamp so much but she is just so fabulous and I love that she has a real woman figure! I love that!!

I coloured her up with my promarkers and then it was time to sploosh some papers together. The MME 6x6 Unforgettable pad made that super easy so a bit of roughing up the edges and a few of those delicious Prima Camille flowers to the bottom corner. I tucked in a La La Land heart doily too, well its too cute to miss out!!!

Recently I have been trying to ease myself out of adding sentiments to my cards, its a really tough thing to teach myself to do but I do love the fact that its an open event card if you do that! then you can just add the sentiment when you need it!!

Right, I am going to have my cup of tea and then get my tired butt to bed!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Image- Believe from Saturated Canary.
Papers- Hot of the press freebie from a magazine.
Morning everyone!!
oooh I love sunday..I love them slightly more when we haven't all been awake all night feeling rough but I love them all the same!! lol!!
So Mo and Scott are laid on the settee feeling rough, we have walked the dogs as normal so the fresh air did us all good!! and I thought I would blog the little notebook I made yesterday.

I am still getting used to my new printer and whaich settings to use for printing out my images! with my last one I had tinkered about and made myself some fab settings so I could just choose the 'images' option when I went to print! lol! so I need to do that with the new one now!!

Anywhoo, I printed out the new 'Believe' image from Saturated Canary and got my colour on!! he he he! I was in an alter a notebook kinda mood so that's just what I did, some simple layering of yummy papers and it was done. I just turned over the corner of my image mat and added a little brad, string bow and sentiment tag stamp from lotv.

Right, I am off to pop the chicken in the oven now, none of us feel like roast sunday dinner so we are going to go for the chicken salad option!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Heart Strings.....

Image- Heart Strings from Saturated Canary.

Morning everyone!!

I hope you are all waking up to super saturdays!! I am, the sun is shining and we are just getting ready to go and walk the dogs before having a bit of an easy day. We went to the beach to spend the day with Scott's parents yesterday and we all came home exhausted!! I didn't even have the energy to load up my new printer so I must of been pooped out!! lol!!

So, today marks the start of the new Saturated Canary stamps challenge and this time its all about ATC cards. You can find our challenge album to join in right here on the Saturated Canary Stamps facebook page.

I chose to use the gorgeous new 'Heart Strings' for my card and hand cut myself a little heart beat line and heart to finish her off. I LOVE ATC cards, they are just so much fun and an excellent way to have a quick play with your images, I think they would be awesome for helping to keep a record of which images/stamps you have!!!!!

So the challenge is easy, make an ATC. Stick to the ATC size when embellie-ing so no going over the edges!! keep it to just an ATC so no adding to a card/project, and add it to our album!! simples!!!!!

and heres a little collage of our day yesterday, I absolutely love the piccy of Scott and Mo driving our little powerboat around the boating lake, I love my boys so much...

right, off to walk!!
huge hugs Lou!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Just Because.........

Stamp- TGF Blush Babette.
Papers- Teresa Collins He Said, she said.
Dies- Die Namics Mini Royal Roses.
Die namics fishtail flags stax.
Die Namics fishtail layers stax.
Morning peeps!

Mo has his head in a book...just for a change!! Poppy is fast asleep and Scott is at work so I had a little while to sit and make something just because!

I bought this stamp from my gorgeous friend Caz last week when she was having a clear out sale and I just love her. I actually bought 2 but this one is just the one I had to play with first!

I have also had a bit of a play with my lighting set up and thrown out the tent! for some reason it was just driving me bonkers so now I have had a play with where my lights go and I much prefer it without the big dark tent around it.

Mo and I don't really have any plans for today other than walking furry peeps so its an easy kind of day....which is good as it was windy last night and Mo just cannot cope with windy nights, he is afraid of the whistling noise so ended up squidged in between me and scott by 2am this morning....where he slept quite nicely until 5:44am...I however spent one of those nights where you teeter on the edge of your side of the bed afraid to move incase you wake up the small scared on once he is settled!!!

Off for a cuppa and to make some lunch for me and Mo, tuna salad today I think, yum!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 11 August 2014

Beary Sweet..Wryn's Panda......

Morning gorgeous peeps of the world!!!

I have had another super duper weekend! we did yorkshire wildlife park which Mo adored and then yesterday was Scott and I's anniversary and we took Mo to pizza express with our tesco boost vouchers and ooooh it was good!!! then we had fun in the afternoon testing out Mo's new Vapor gun set! oh man! those things are way fun! they have little jelly water filled balls that pop when they hit whatever you are shootin'!!! 

So yesterday afternoon after all the fun I got time to sit and have a play with one of my fav new stamps from the newest Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets, I love them! I paper pieced her little dress and socks!

And oh my! the Frantic Stamper swirl die...oh my! its beautiful. I gentle pressed it around my promarker pen barrel to get the rounded feel to it and ohhhhh is this one going to get used a whole tonne!

Right, I've waffled enough to you all!! going to get a cup of tea before I decide what to do with my gorgeous boys today! Scott has the day off so we are going to have brekkie and decide what to do!!

Thank you for popping in on me,
Huge hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Christmas Pixie.....

Image- Christmas Pixie from Tiddly Inks.

(*** teensy edit to say grrrrrrrr mr blogger and arghhhhhhh mr blogger as was scheduled to post at 6am this morning but I couldn't add my piccies last night...grrrrrrr!! so 7th time lucky if you get to see this post!!***)
Morning all!!!

I know, I know, its August and its hot but ooooooh I just had to get started on muy chrimbley cards!!! this one is for my niece and I just adore this Christmas Pixie from Tiddly Inks. I don't know what it is about her but I just find her my go to for my niece's because she is just so whimsical and sweet, I love her little bell necklace! 

Here is a bit of a bloing shot as she is actually quite sparkly but a la Lou take the photo pantsness as normal has pretty much lost the umpfles of the bling!!!!!

I really didn't need to do much more than add some yummy christmassy papers and a little wooden embellie to this make as she is just so adorable she doesn't need anything, I do love the layers of paper though, the snowmen are just too cute!!

Right, got to go,time to have brekkie before a walk with the dog and then a day of Mo-ness! we are having a home chill out kinda day today after a softplay area and lunch out day yesterday!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Divas by Design..under the Sea.....

Stamp- Little mermaid Tilda.
Dies- DooHickey club volume 1.

Good Morning everyone!!

How are you all today? I am great. We have had 2 days of fabulous family time at the seaside, the weather was beautiful and despite being a squidge under the weather Mo loved it. We had a scary moment yesterday when he nearly passed out ( when his tummy is bad he really struggles with the pain, his lips went blue and he wobbled over :( ) but he was absolutely fine after a sit down and a drink.

So its time for a new challenge over on the Divas By Design challenge blog and this week its a fabulous one for summertime! its .....
Under the Sea!!
and we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons.

I couldn't resist but go to my Little Mermaid Tilda for this make. She is just one of my absolute favourite Tilda's ever. I coloured her up with my promarkers and then cut a few of my lovely Doo Hickey club volume 1 under the sea themed dies to go with her!! I adore that set of dies so much!!

The little shell is from our walk on the beach on monday!! well, you've got to get an original bit of under the sea on there! he he he!!!

Here is Mo at the waterpark yesterday. We were all but alone at 9am in the morning! there were just 2 other little children there, they were much younger than Mo and took a great liking to his floaty hoop so he popped them in it and pulled them around the pool. I love that he did that! it was so thoughtful.
Right, off to plod the dog!! its rainy this morning but so lovely because its actually fresh and not muggy!!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tiddly Inks one for the boys challenge and Passion for Promarkers Button it challenge...!!!

Stamp- Wild Thang clear stamp set.
olive green and pear green.
Warm Grey 1-5
Mustard and buttercup
burnt orange,coral, sunkissed pink and blush.
Morning everyone!!!

I am cheating just a squidge with a 2 challenges in one post this morning because as this posts I will probably be wombling along the beach with my gorgeous little family after having a night away in the caravan. We needed to escape for some bubble time!! he he he!!

So the challenge over on the Tiddly inks challenge blog this week is...
One for the boys!!
(so grab your masculine tiddlies and get creating anything boy/man!!)

and the challenge over on the passion for promarkers challenge blog is...
Button it!
(our Lisa has chosen “Button it!”.   so just add a button to your make!  and we are sponsored by SSD for a prize of 4 images! Don’t forget you can make anything you want, it doesn’t have to be a card, all creations are welcome.  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.)

I headed straight for my little Wild thang clear stamp set, I adore him so much. He comes with 2 fabulous sentiments too so you are all set up for an awesome card before you even start colouring! I went all dotty and then teamed him up with some uber cute papers (links above under my photo) and 3 teeny mini buttons with a little thread through them to finish it off. Too cute!!!!

Right, thats me! I just hope this little monkey publishes!!! lol!!

Huge hugs for you all Lou xxxx