Sunday, 29 November 2009

oh baubles!!!

Hello everyone!!
I am just about defrosted from watching Ryan play football this morning!! my nose and fingertips are still cold but I had to get off the radiator to take a picture of this little guy to share with you all!!!!
I bought a pack of glittery baubles last year with the intention of popping pictures of our family in for the christmas tree (.....I haven't gotten round to that yet!!) and I was just playing with my gingerbread men collection from lily-boo's boutique and had a bit of inspiration!!!!!!!
I did a bit of cropping and resizing to get him down to the size I wanted to fit him into the bauble and then coloured him with my promarkers. I popped a bit of glaze on his eyes, mouth,bow and buttons and then glittered around him with fine irredescent glitter ( hard to see in the picture!!)
Then I popped him into the bauble and made some holly from 2 mini holly leaves and 2 mini red jingly bells!! I popped some stickles on the leaves to snowy them up a bit and then tied some fluffy ribbon to the hanger bit!!! I think he's cute!!!

and here he is just on his own!!!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

The most super day!!!

Hello everyone!!!

I have had the most super day!! I went to my first ever crafty club!! yey me!!! Anyone who knows me personally will know I have a bit of a nervous thing and struggle to get myself to go for things but my amazing DH Scott told me that I needed to do some things for me so when ali said they were having a crafty club I signed up!!!
Today we made tag books. I have made mini tag books before and other kinds of tag books bt i have never really embellied up the pages so this was a new thing for me!!! I love new things, they keep up my inspiration for all things crafty!!!
This one os for some very dear friends of mine who have just had their first baby boy. He is the star of the book on the first page!! The book itself was made with a 12x12 piece of card stock, (i broke into my stroke it only basic grey for this one!!!) and used my forever friend baby paper.
The tags were cut on my cricut from TBBM, in shadow and then normal to get the little decorated paper on. The gorgeous bear is from nitwits and the ribbon I got from a shop in the UK called 'Boyes' (its a bit of everything kind of shop!!)
The stamps are my very lovely present from andrea, thank you andrea, they are gorgeous xxxxxxxx

Here’s the front of the tag book.


The first and second page,Tags in!!


Tags out!! awww!!


The third and fourth page,Tags in!!


Tags out!!


I couldn’t leave the back cover out!!


A close up of the star of the book!!  awwwwwww!!!


Thank you for popping in xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Get Funky’s November challenge entry!!!

Well it wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t almost late for a challenge but I have been rushed off my feet with one thing and another this past couple of weeks!!  and tonight our network has crashed so I am writing this in my live writer and can hopefully post it in the morning!!


I wanted to get my get funky “ autumn woodland” challenge done so I finally got to have a play with my get funky seasons cd-rom and omg is it cool!!!

I popped straight down to the Autumn section and had a sneaky peek at the chocolate drinks bit and I just thought I would have a nosey at  the extras, well how chuffed was I when this cute little bag  popped up on my screen and then on the next page the super cute tags!!! Inspiration hit me straight away ( always does with one of Anice’s cd’s!!!!!) and I had some cute pictures of Mo,Me and Scott walking at our local nature park a couple of years ago. I printed all the bits out and then resized the photo’s to fit on the tags.


I glued 2 tags together for each page and inked the edges to hide my pants cutting skills!!! ( sadly this is what happens when one owns a cricut!! romfl!!!) I inked the edges of the pictures too and then bound them all together popping the autumn page on for the cover of the tag album. I popped a brad on with some yummy dotty ribbon on.I made my bag and inked its edges too to make it look cute and stuffed it with some organza and taffeta in autumny red and gold colours. I popped some more dotty ribbon on and made a quick little circle tab with my punch and wrote ‘Autumn 2007’ on it. Check out the cheesy family on this tag!!!!  I love this photo, its one of my favourites!!


Mo will love this little album in a bag, he loves anything quirky and I will definitely be making a few more of these!

Thank you for popping by, see you soon xxxxx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

hellooooo!! Happy sunday!!

hello peeps!!
I have had a fab day wombling around with Scott and mo. The weather was awful this afternoon so we spent the afternoon playing board games, mo loves board games!!!!
Well I have super happy news, after being sad for a few weeks after my much loved local craft shop closed, Andrea has got herself a blog!!! yey Andrea!!! please click on the link and go for a nosey at her fab slide show, Andrea is the one who makes the gorgeous ugly bug stamps that mo loves ( and me too, i pinch them all the time!!!) here is a card a put on my blog a little while ago, this is scatty the spider, he's a cutie isn't he!! so click on the link and go follow her, she makes gorgeous cards and the whole family is super talented crafty....must be in the genes!!!!!!

this is the other card i made this weekend for Scott's mum and dad's golden anniversary. Mo calls them nannie and grandad prickly as Scott's dad has a goatie and moustache that prickles mo when he kisses them goodbye!!! so it had to be some loved up penny black hedgehogs for the image!!! i got this image in a stamp swap so i don't know what its called but i love it!!!

right i am off back out to my crafty garage to get on with my autumny piece for get funky's november challenge so I will see you soon
thank you for popping in xxxxxxxx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Hellllooooo!!! i'm still here!!!

Hello peeps!!!! well my uni assignment has zapped my crafting time for the last couple of weeks but I got it all finished up on friday and sent into cyberspace to be marked!!!! I was so nervous about it, dh had to press the send button!!!!!
So today I finally got some crafting time in!!!!! yey!!!!! on the to-do list today was a birthday card for my little nephew Rufus and a wedding card for my mums friend and I actually managed to get them both done!! ( a miracle for me but i think I was having withdrawal symptoms so the ideas just flowed!!!!)here is Rufus's card!! I was in a cyber mood so I used my paintshop and nitwits collection for him,it turned out soooo cute!! bit hard to see in the picture but the little bear is all layered up and then button is glazed to look real with a bit of doodled stitching around the edges of the coloured mats, inside matches but I forgot to get a piccy of that!!

And here is my Mr and Mrs card!! all done in my CDS ( which took 20 mins to update its bloomin firmware with 2 updates when I wanted to cut!!!!!! )I used base camp, george and nasic shapes and wedding solutions. Its a big card too at 11" high!!!!! (.....Lou suddenly thinks envelope??!!......)lol!!Yesterday we spent pampering scott for his birthday and spending some quality family time together. We took the boys to the cinema to watch beverly hills chihuhua ( bargain fun at £5 for all 4 of us to go!!)

This afternoon we had so much fun hatching our little Eyepet together!! oh he is so much fun, we called him Freddie and the boys love him!!
Tommorow I have the day off so scott and I are going out for lunch together while Mo is at school, this doesn't happen very often for us so as you can imagine I am really excited!!!! I wish you all knew Scott, he is just the most amazing person and I feel blessed to have him in my life.
So I will see you all soon, I am off to blog womble now!
Thank you for popping in on me xxxxx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

oooh,oooh,oooh!!!I won the get funky october challenge!!!!

Oh I can't believe it!!!! I won the get funky challenge blogs october challenge!!!!
I am so chuffed as I was worried I wouldn't get a card done in time but I did and entered it and I won!!!!
We have had such a busy day popping out for a drive and playing with Mo but I will have to settle down tonight and try to whittle down my funkyhand wish list!!!! I love all of anice's cd's and trying to decide which ones is sooooo hard, luckily my amazing dh has given me some pennies to add to my prize ( he is so fab!) so I an get a couple of the things I have been waiting for since last month!! It was what we call a 5 weeker at work which means we have to wait 5 weeks for our wages bt its lovely when they come!!!! Lol!!!
Right must get on and thinking about what I will do for the next get funky challenge which is Autumn Woodland. I think I might be in a layout mood this time!! lol!!
lou xx

november challenge over on lily-boo too!!!!

Hello everyone!!!!! i am having a lovely sunday so far. I only had to get up with mo for his inhalers 3 times last night ( which is lovely as it has been 14 or 15 times for the last few nights!!!) I shouldn't complain though because I had the bestest black baggy eyes for our trick or treating last night!!! We had so much fun.

So its challenge time again over on Lily-boo too!! and I am really excited about this months challenge as it is one of my favourite colours. One of our fabby DT members chose.......


so heres the challenge!!!!!

A purple card!!

any occassion,any design you fancy and any image!!

its that easy and as always the prize up for grabs is 2 fabby lily-boo's boutique collections!!

And here is my card for the challenge!!!

I used a present from the lily-boo's boutique celebrations collection and one of the coloured fairies. I drew around it on sssome purple cardstock, folded the card in half and cut around the present shape for the base then I coloured the parcel with my copics and then printed out another to get the bow which I popped through my cuttlebug with the tiny bubbles embossing folder.
I printed out my little fairy 3 times and layered her up but its hard to see in the piccy, then I popped some stickles on her dress to glam her up.
The for you stamp is a tiny studio g one that I got in a RAK, I love it as it is perfect for this card!!!
Please join in with the fun at lily-boo too!! and you must go and check out the DT's cards, they are awesome.
Right, time for a cuppa and a millionare's shortbread biscuit!!! yummy!!!
see you all soon xxxxxxxxx