Monday, 28 June 2010

feeling tiddly again for challenges!!!

Morning everyone!!

Its going to be another hot one here today I think!! I have been so busy I was worried this ittle card wasn't going to get finished in time but I have just made it with a day to go!!

It is for 2 of my favourite challenge blogs:

Tiddly inks june challenge- which was embelishments. SoI used my gorgeous little send me a sign bugg and coloured her face with my promarkers. I paper pieced her little dress and cap with my funkyhand pnk papers and embossed them so the pop out a little and looka bit more real. M loves her and tried to hide her, little monkey!!!!

Get Funky's June challenge was pink cream and brown. I printed out a selection o papers from my funkyhand cd's and made a card base wth them. The lace is made with my martha stewart punch as I didn't have any creamy coloured lace left but I did have some cream paper so that was super!! I lifted the edges of it with a little pink chalk too. The paper flower is from my stash and the little fronds are marthatoo, i lurve martha!!! lol!!!

Oh pants, I must dash or I will be late for work. Mo has a bit of a dodgy tummy this morning so I am hoping he is well enough to make it through the day!!!

big hugs

Lou xxxx

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Such a fun day!!

Hello peeps!! Happy Saturday!!!

Well I have had the best day!! It was cricut club today and I just love it. We all gather in a village hall and have a huge table ( lou thinks about this for a moment, there was definitely a huge table there when I got out all my stuff.........) We cricut craft and giggle ( lots of giggling occurs!!) and I always come home feeling blessed for all these people in my life.
So we made flowers today and here are my little blooms!!! ......

These were made using the flower from george in a blackout function and I adore them and they were made a bit more flowery looking by using my frond punch that Enfys bought for me from her USA side of the pond!! I love, love love it. ( for some reason blogger is refusing to put this picture on the right way up?!!! I have tried 4 times and it is still on its side, strange.....!!!)

And this is my hello kitty nappy cake......
I used Hello kitty greetings for the Hello Kitty on top and tbbm for the little heart tags. I sewed the flowers myself and put little pom -poms in the middle, it looks so sweet in real life!!!!!
Fi helped me to wrap it all up all posh with her cellophane and we popped some curling ribbon on too, it really is very cute!!!!

And this is my dad's birthday card.
I used the most gorgeous cuddly buddly stamp for the sentiment on this one,I embossed it with my bally thing to make it into a little button and then glazed it with glossy accents, it looks so awesome.

The stamp is my super cute big present from my Lili of the valley stamps I treated myself on my birthday.

So thats me all crafted out for today!!!! I may womble to my craft room in a few minutes and see if some more inspiration gets me!!!! but I am conserving my energy for the stamp show at doncaster dome tomorrow, I am so excited!!! it is only my second trip to a craft show so I am really looking forward to it!!!

Thank you for popping in on me, I love visitors!!

Hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

WOYWW.....finally mess!!! lol!!!

Well, its WOYWW again and this week it marks the return to normality of the mess that is my craft desk!!!!!!! The yorkie bar was very my crafting needs of course.....oh ok, I confess, I got the chocolate munchies!!!!!!!!!!
I was so determined to have some me time that I got busy for an couple of hours on sunday so I pulled out all sorts of stuff to get myself going ( normal, I didn't use half of it and nothing is really finished but its a work in progress!!!)
There are so many different half thought abouts on my desk!!!
Here is my little Lili of the valley boy all coloured up and my cuddly buddly round greeting stamp ready to go on a birthday card for my dad to take home to the seychelles with him!!! In the background you can just see my stuff tainer stuffed with the rest of my lili of the valley stamps, they are just too cute for words.
There are a couple of random coloured images and a lilyboo mouse card in the pile too!!!!
Here are a few bits I got out for making a mini album, beer mats are superb for mini albums, covered up in yummy paper you would never know they were beer mats!!!!! and the red file is the Lilyboo file full of new yummy digi's waiting to be scanned and sorted!!!!!

So we have beautiful sunshine here again today. Mo and I are just going out to walk the dog as it just gets too hot for our Zaky later and he doesn't enjoy walks in the heat now, he is 14 and getting on a bit!!!
Have a great day everyone, looking forward to peeking at desks later tonight due to having no Sam for crafty night :( she is off sunning herself in Devon.
Hugs Lou xxxxx

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Omgosh, sooo busy at the moment!!

Oh I have been so busy my little blog has been a little neglected since wednesday!!!

I am so excited about Lilyboo's move to Cuddly Buddly. Kim has been so busy adding all sam's digi's and there are 90 freebies just waiting to be used here so get on over there!! I love it over on Cuddly Buddly's because Kim has so many other things I need for cardmaking over there too, including inks, stamps, martha's and more!!!!!! its like being in a sweet shop!!!

I have been making us a new little blog ( would love some followers pretty please!!!!) blogs and our Lilyboo page on PCP ( would love you to join there too!!!)along with trying to get my little niece Lily's ( she is the inspiration behind Lilyboo's!!!) birthday card done!!!

So this is lilyboo's birthday card, I used the gorgeous little Fairy cupcake and a middle step card fold. I coloured her up with my promarkers and stickles and added a bit of glossy accents too. I cut her out with my scalloped nesties and tatered rose distress inked around her. I can't remember what the papers are, which is frustrating as I would like some more!!!!!! The stickers are glitterations by anita's that I have had in my stash for ages!!!

The light was a bit pants when I took the piccy but there's no chance of another one as Lily will be having her birthday down in Devon on her holidays and has taken it with her!!!
Right, I need a cup of tea to warm me up, the sun has gone in and it is freeeeezing here today!!!! brrrrrrr!!!
Thank you for popping in on me,
Hugs lou xxxx

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

WOYWW- mess and exciting news!!!

Morning peeps!!!
We have beautiful sunshine here in Lincolnshire today and it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day, Mo is even sporting a pair of school shorts!! its the first time he has worn little school shorts and he looks sooooo cute!!!
So here is the mess that is my work space today!!!! I have to admit it is not actually too bad due to the busy little me I have been getting things sorted for Lilyboo's super exciting move over on to Cuddly Buddly!! Kim has been absolutely amazing and was burning the midnight oil last night to get the fantastic Lilyboo freebie page up and running!!!! please click the linky and pop over to Cuddly Buddly and see how busy she has been, (great great big super hugs to Kim for all her hard work.) Sam is sharing some awesome freebies with you all because she has some great new digi's coming out soon and we are working the in a different way so go and snag yourself some yummy treats on us!!!! Kim also has a huge range of awesome crafty bits ( lou holds tight to purse as there are some very enabling items on there!!!)
So here's a sneaky peek of a new logo Sam and I were working on last wednesday!!!!
Lilyboo also has a new blog, I will be shutting the old one down soon as there is no need for it now we have our new home at Cuddly Buddly so we have a lovely new little blog starting up where we will be putting all the latest boo gossip and releases so please come and follow us as it is a new blog and start for us so we need to feel some love in the form of followers!!!!!
Now for the doom that is my craft desk!!!
In this piccy you can just about see Tiddly Inks little roboto he's a cutey!!!! and my little pile of Lili of the valley stamps that I stamped up on sunday, they are just delicious.
The purple cat topper on a ribbon is a free stamp from a mag, he has turned out quite nicely!! I ran him and my ribbon through my creatopia so he is ready to sit on a card whenever I get chance to make a base!!!
Moving along the desk a bit now we have Chi from Tiddly Inks all coloured up and some gorgeous little flowers I made from the packet of flowers (you can just about see sitting under my cat in the previous piccy!!!!!!) to go with her when she gets a home on a card too!!!
And probably the cutest addition to my work desk this week is Little mo's latest hamma bead masterpiece of himself in his school uniform!!He chose a new hamma board from hobbycraft in the shape of a boy on sunday and he has been working hard on this one bless him!! He has even put a little bit of white in for the emblem he has on his school jumper!!

Right I had better get a move on now and start getting ready for work. I am so excited about Cuddly Buddly I am floating on cloud 9 today!!!!!!
Thank you for peeking in on me!!! I am hoping that by next week I will of had chance to make so much more mess!!!!!! don't forget to pop on over to Julia's blog and see what everyone else has been doing this week, I can't wait to have a bit of a womble around tonight!!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Tiddly Inks challenge 9- bleep bleep!!

OOOh I love this little guy!!!! He is so cute!!
This is
roboto from Tiddly Inks and Mo caught a peek of him whilst we were peeking in the new for june Tiddly Inks page the other day. He said he needed him ( which was fab because I thought the same!!!) and we popped him right into our basket!!!
This is Scott's dad's birthday/fathers day card. I made it into an easel card as I lurve easel cards, they are like 2 cards in one!!!! Heres a piccy from the side!!

I coloured roboto up in blue and then let mo choose what colours his balloons were going to be. He is actually a little sparkly too but I am not sure it shows up too well in the pictures. The paper is nitwits (though this morning we have noticed gorgeous roboto paper in the Tiddly Inks shop!!)
The 'Dad' I cut with all mixed up on my cricut in shadow and normal, stuck it together and then put glossy accents over the top. The little silvery brads are some of my fab faux brads and off course a bit of loopy martha!!!!!
This little guy is going straight in for the challenge over on Tiddly Inks this week which is 'bleep bleep- boys and thier robots'.
Thank you for popping in, I must go and get ready for work now!!!
Hugs Lou xxxxxx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Tiddly Inks challenge- Baby of mine.

Well I am back!!!
I have had a night of fun with my big sis and have even had time to finish off my cute little baby card for the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. The challenge this week is 'Baby of mine' and I just had to put his cute little guy in his cosy moon bed to use from the baby inks!!
His little white blanket is covered with some really soft white flock and it is so nice to rub!!!! The rest of him I coloured up with my promarkers and the little stars and star threads are actually spica pen glittered but I don't think it shows up too well in the picture.

This card cut is the invite cut from my wild card cart, Kerry over on the cricut mb UK crafters thread brought it to our attention on sunday and I made a flowery one but I thought it would be just perfect for a little baby card too.

The patterned paper is from my DCWV nannas nursery boy stack and the stamped sentiment is from my fiskars set. I distress inked the edges of the card softly too with faded jeans.

I embossed the little cut out bit with a little buttons embossing strip and put glossy accents on them, then when it had dried I got a needle and some soft blue thread and stitched through the button holes, it looks so sweet.

Right, I really am going to bed now!!!

Thank you for popping in and don't forget to go and check out the Tiddly Inks shop, there are some super cute digi's in there that you will need!!!!

WOYWW!! I knew the tidiness couldn't last forever :(

Well, WOYWW has come around again and it was all too good to be true when I took my picture of my gorgeous neat and tidy craft space!! it has all gone to pot this week!!!

So whats on my work space?!! a rather gorgeous little 5 year old creating with his hamma beads at his end.

Then here's my explosion of mess!!
My laptop is out as I have some digi's I need to print off for making a challenge card, my cute little tiddly inks shadow box card is out as I need to make an envie for him to go in, next to him is my gorjuss girl for a card to make for my niece's little friends birthday. Then there is my pile of 'coloured and almost coloured's' ready to turn into cards!! The silver circley thing is my hairbrush that Mo bought me on saturday, it pops out and is rather cool!!! and a flower card I have been making with some peels offs and scraps of paper, it needs a bit of bling in the middle so my pots of bling are out ready to choose one!!!

Close up of coloured images debris!!!! I love my little orangey coloured everyday princess from Tiddly Inks and my yummy Tilda and Edwin

And that is about it for this morning!!!!! Its another damp and dreaery day here in Lincoln, urgh!!!! more rain is forecast, deep joy!!
I must go and get ready for work , have a cup of cammomile tea and cook my chicken chicken breast for my lunch, be back later!!
Don't forget to pop in on Julia's fantastic blog and peek at everyone else's spaces, I so hope mine isn't the only one to look lived in this week!!
Lou xxx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Harriet's gorjuss birthday card!!

Morning Peeps!!!

Well, I am functioning on espresso's this morning after a fantastic electrical storm here in Little old bracebridge heath last night, omgosh it was awesome. Little Mo was only disturbed for around 30 mins but I was so hot and sticky with the humidity that I just couldn't get back to sleep so I went downstairs to watch it with the dog and it was so pretty, the entire sky was white with light until around 3:30 am this morning!!!! I took myself back off to bed but then Little Mo woke up at 4:45am so espresso is the key ingredient to my day!!!!
So here is my little niece's birthday card, she is 4 today, Happy birthday Harriet!!!! and we will be seeing her later for a pirates and princess's party, Yarrrr!!!!
I use one of my most gorgeous gorjuss girls from my lovely friend Kat. I coloured her up with my promarkers, think it was peach and antique pink!! and her hair is a muddle of vanilla, sandstone and tan.
I popped her out from the card with some silicone and doodled her a little shadow with pastel beige onto the star.
The backing papers and cute star are from nitwits fbq bear necessities download, all with a bit of frayed burlap distressing around the edges!!!

I cut the letters on my cricut with doodletype and for the first time ever I used crackle accents, ooohhhhh i love it but I could not for the life of me get a fab piccy of it!!

I had to have a bit of a martha border in there because it is so cute!!
The little rose at the bottom right edge of the star is from my stash along with a few martha punched little fronds that I spritzed up with my champagne crafty notions spray.
The inside matches the outside papers.
Well I had better go and get me dressed!! I am in a bit of a lazy mood today!!!!
Thank you for popping in on me,
Lou xxxxx

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Feeling Tiddly!!!!!

Morning peeps!!!!

I was feeling all Tiddly again this morning so out came the cutest little wild thing you've ever seen from Tiddly Inks. This cute little guy was actually little Mo's buy but once again I am pinching his things!! lol!! and no way could I resist using this little cutie pie!!!
So I was in the mood for a different card again and set off to splitcoast stampers in search of a fab fold!!!! I found this shadowbox card tutorial and set myself on making a card for Scott from Mo!!!!

I coloured my little wild thing up using my promarkers, this little guy has shades of tan, sandstone,vanilla,cocoa and a hint of pastel pink on his little cheeks and ears!!!!! I made him a little cosy pad out of 'jungley' branches and tissue paper in a couple of shades of green and popped him up from the back of the card with some silicone.
The little heart balloon is pastel pink and vintage rose all blended, really sweet!!!
The little hole in the front of the card I made with my nesties and the little 'jungley' branches are courtesy of latest martha very kindly sent over by the lovely enfys!!!!
The little bow on top and knotted 'vines' down the side are garden twine and the sentiment I made on my computer with kristen font.
I think I might have to make a few more shadow box cards, this one is just too cute!!!!! Mo keeps trying to steal him to give to daddy now so I think I am going to have to hide this one until fathers day!!!!
I am entering this cute little guy in Sir Stampalot's June Challenge which is 'Punch It' , you've got to love martha for her punches!!! lol!!!
I buy tonnes of my crafty bits from Sir Stampalot's so was super pleased to see they had started a challenge blog a couple of months ago but this is the first time I have gotten round to entering in their challenges!!! I am also lucky to have Sir Stampalots only an hour away from me so get to pop in every so often for touchy feely shopping!!!!! but they have a superb website if you can't get there in person!!

Right I must go and get changed now and get Mo ready to go and see Carrie get to the church for her wedding, he says he doesn't want to go in the church but wants to make a video of her going in!! he is painfully shy in big groups ( admittedly I am not much better!!) so I am not going to make him go in!!!
Be back later!!
Hugs Lou xxxxxxx

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Tiddly Inks challenge- going goth!!!

Good morning everybody!!
I am just enjoying my last morning of staying in my PJ's until 8am!!!! and this morning is especially good as I have managed to get my Tiddly Inks challenge card done!! yey me!!! Lots of piccies today!!!

I was so inspired by the DT's fab creations and had an idea in mind really quickly (....a miracle for me!!! romfl!!!) and I treated myself to the very suave but goth charles with tulips from Tiddly Inks on my birthday, He is just gorgeous. As I was colouring him with his blue tulip and blue tinted hair all I could think of was Edward from twilight or Keanu from the matrix , both yummy!!!! He actually has a clear sparkle finish on his face but after no less than 12 photo's I can't get it to show up so I have given up!!!!! I then cut him out and left a little rectangle below his feet that I could fold back to get him to stand up. I placed him on my base so that when the card is folded he just lays down with no squishing of him occurring!!!!!
I googled gothic card before I started to go to far ( I knew I wanted to do an arch shaped card but not quite how!!) and I found this awesome card by a lady called Kriss, here is a link to her gorgeous card. Mine is a little different in size and I kept a square base and also hand drew myself an an arched window frame for the front ,but big huge thanks to Kriss for her amazing inspiration.

The dreamy moon backing paper is from the super freebie that Christy put on the Tiddly Inks paper craft planet group for us, I love it. I re sized it so that it would cover my arch shapes and printed it straight onto both sides of my card stock. I inked the edges with distress ink ( I think it was called denim ...can't remember!!!)

For the inside of my card I cut out one of the moons I had left in my scrap paper and embossed it. I stuck it on my card with silicone and then used some woodware fluffy stuff to get the whispy clouds.
The black swirly floor under charles feet is actually a wallpaper sample that I cut to size to fit my little square!!! ( got to love B&Q!!!) I used it for the window frame on the front too.
Well, I think I remembered everything!!!
Thank you so much for popping in on me, I love all my cyber buddies,new and old to bits and your comments always brighten my day!!

Big hugs, Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

a clean craft space,blog candy at Lily-boo too and my first visit to WOYWWAC!!

Well I had a wonderful birthday yesterday. I got some absolutely beautiful cards that I will take piccies of later!!! and I won the Funkyhand challenge!! I was so excited when I read my name !! and what an amazing thing to happen on my birthday too!!
I treated myself to the whole set of new stamps from Lili of the valley and and 10
gorgeous Tiddly Inks digi's.
We went out for lunch at Damon's, yummo!! little Mo and I got to eat free as it was my birthday and kids eat free offer was on too so that was great.
Then I used some of my birthday pennies to get some more worktop for my craft room. I had this little 3ft bit at the bottom where my trofast draws from Ikea were and it just wasn't working right for me so Scott fixed that up and it looks super now. So because Scott made it look so beautiful I decided I had better have a good old tidy!!!!! now I am the first person to admit that it definately won't stay this tidy for long but Oh it looks so good tidy!!!!! romfl!!
I am just in the process of making my cuttlebug embsossing folders look fab using Okie's super duper cuttlebug storage cut file. It looks lovely so far but I have run out of the cardstock I was using!!!
I am also having
a little lily-boo blog candy over on Lily-boo too for my birthday celebration. The girls at Boo HQ are having a very well deserved rest this month so pop over for the chance to win 2 digi sets.
I've always pop over to WOYWWAC and have a look at peeps workspace, so I thought I had better get myself joined in this time, I just know it wont look this good next week!!! I know my little rossette isn't too fab but Mo saw me making it and wanted to help and we had to put a '1 ' sticker on (a la mo) because he said its a birthday!!

So here's my piccies!!!!

Here is the bit where I mostly sit my shelves are full of crafty bits, cricut carts, inks and stuff!!!! My monitor is super as it means I can blog womble in mojo less moments!!! You can just about see all my photo's, I love having my family piccies around my craft space.

Here are my punches , I have bygel pots with some sort of order though they look messy!! there is one for adhesives, one for pens, one for scissors and tools and one for bits and bobs!! I love my really useful storage boxes and my wall cupbaords which house a bit more cardstock....!!!

The bit with my big e and cuttlebug on is the bit Scott put on for me yesterday, Doesn't it look great?!! My new ribbon storage trays are just bygel rail trays from Ikea, but they look super.
By putting the top on it has given me some more storage space. The trays are full of bits and bobs and 5 of them are cardstock...

This is where my dreamkutz, creatopia and jukebox hang out!!

My 12x12 papers live in another cupboard that is behind me when I sit at my craft desk.....but its still messy that side so I didn't take a piccy of that bit!!! romfl!!!!!

Right off for a cuppa and to decide what to do with my last 2 days of holidays. Scott and I both have killer sore throats today so I am not sure what we will be up to!!!

Thank you for popping in on me.

big hugs

Lou xxx