Monday, 31 January 2011

Totally gorjuss- As you like it!

Morning peeps!!

The challenge over on the Totally Gorgeous blog this week is As you like it.
At the moment I am totally into my yummy new party princess gorjuss girl, My brand new and fantastic papers on my Craft The Year Away cd , kraft card and making little rolled roses with my cut file from Penny!!!!!! so this card is full of As I like it!!!!

Aren't those papers just delicious? I printed one side of my paper pink and one side yellow so I could easily flip bits around and so that when I made my little flowers they had colour on the inside and outside. The little fronds I cut from my krafty looking card which is actually a file folder!!! lol!!

Party Princess recipe!
Image- Party Princess sugar nellie.
Promarkers- skin-vanilla and soft peach. Dress- coral and antique pink
Hair and teddy- caramel and cocoa . tights- coral and sandstone.
Penny Black sentiment stamp.
Martha Stewart branch punch.

Well then, it must be time for another cup of tea and get on with another card I have brewing before I go to work!!! lol!!!
huge Monday hugs and thank you for popping in on me!!
Lou xxxx

Sunday, 30 January 2011

The sneaky peeky reveal!!!!! romfl!!!!

Morning peeps!!!
Oh I am on cloud 9 today!! I had a super duper day at cricut club yesterday and today its finally time for the release of Anice's new cd , Craft The Year Away over on Funky Hand!!!!!!!

Anice will be on Create & Craft television this morning at 10am demoing Craft The Year Away in all its yummiliciousness!!!!!!!!! and I just know you are definitely going to NEED this one. It has a super magic new gadget that will compliment any other Funky Hand papercraft factory cd you have had already....but I am not going to tell you about those!! he he he!!! you will have to watch Anice at 10am!!!
Little Mo and I will be ready and waiting with our nibbles to watch "the Funky Lady" or "Neesy" depending on what Mo is feeling like calling Anice today!!!

So here is the full view of my egg-stra special card!!! how super cute is the digi stamp?!!! This card was an absolute joy to make and so much fun. I used the April Fool colourway for it and its so cheery.

Egg-stra special card recipe.
digi stamp and papers - Craft the Year Away from Funky Hand.
3d rose svg from Penny Duncan.
Leafy frond from my cricut Storybook cart.
Chalk inks.

I will be back throughout the week with some more Craft TheYear Away creations!! and Craft The Year Away will be available on Create & Craft from 10am this morning and then on Funky Hand from 1pm this afternoon so get your crafty spendies ready!! and don't forget to watch Anice demoing!

Right off to sort myself out with some nibbles and get comfortable on the settee with my little man!!!

Huge hugs
Lou xxxxxx

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Magnolia Blog Candy!!

Morning peeps!!

Oooooh I am so excited for 2 reasons today!!!
The first one is that it is cricut club day for me today!!!!! yey!!! I can't wait! and the 2nd reason is very very exciting!!!!!
My friends Ali, Iian and Andrea have given me some yummy Magnolia blog candy to give away on my blog! Oh it is so lovely, just check out the picture. Ali has been super and put together a little candy including:

8 magnolia stamps, 8 magnolia papers,6 sticky gems packs and two packs of crystals

(....Lou thinks carefully about this and wonders why she is sharing it.......romfl!!!!!)

So what do I need to do to enter for this yummy candy you ask? Well, its easy!

just make a card for any occassion using a magnolia stamp and link it using my little inlinkz at the end of this post. You have until Saturday 5th February at 11:59pm GMT to enter your magnolia creation.
The winner will be drawn using the Inlinkz draw winner tool and posted on my blog at 6am on Sunday 6th February.
You can enter for this candy no matter where you are in the world!!!!

Ali and Iian have an online shop which you can find HERE and I know there are some exciting bits coming in for february but if you are quick you can still catch january's offer which is any 4 crafty individuals 6x6 books for £12 and any two paperartsy large stamps for £24.
February's offer is going to be Distress crackle paints- any 3 for £9 and for any one stampers anonymous studio 490 cling mount stamps you buy you will get 3 distress stickles free1!
Andrea has her own blog (click on her name to visit over there, I know she and Ali have been busy creating recently)

So, thats my post for this morning anyway!! I might be back later with some cricut club made yumminess but mostly I am just looking forward to chilling with all my cricutty friends and having fun!!!
Have a super saturday peeps and get busy with those magnolia cards!!!!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Friday, 28 January 2011

Cute robot valentine and new Tiddly Inks releases!!

Morning peeps!!!!
Yey!! its friday!!! oh I love fridays!!! its that when you've finished work for the day and its the weekend feeling that I love, its so calming and relaxing!! I am super looking forward to the weekend because it is cricut club and I get to spend all of saturday with my BF and friends just giggling and creating! its so much fun

Now onto my super cute valentines card (Lou apologises for the picture and thinks the sun will never return to lincolnshire...!!) I couldn't help but colour up the super cute Dr.Love boto from Tiddly Inks last night. He is so lovely. I don't know what it is with me and robots but I just love them, I think it is all the boys in my house!!!!!
The yummy papers are from Funky Hands Colour Me Happy. I think they go fa with the little bot!!!
And....oooohhhh!!! Christy has all these lovely new releases over in the shop too!! Aren't they just fabulous? I love them all!!!
Dr.Love boto card recipe!!
Image- Dr.Love Boto rom Tiddly Inks.
Promarkers- cool grey 2,3 and 4, berry red
and cardinal red, outlined with cool grey 1.
Papers- Colour Me Happy from Funky Hand.

Its freezing cold here again today, -1, Brrrrrrr!! so I am wrapping up warm and off out to face the day!!
Have a fabulously inky friday and thank you for popping in on me!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 27 January 2011

A hug in an envelope.

Morning peeps!!
How is everyone today? good I hope.
Little Mo is much better and of to school today. He has missed his fabby teacher so will be pleased to see her today. She is so lovely.
This little gorjuss party princess card is one I made for a person I recently met online. She is having a really sad time at the moment and I wanted to send her a little bit of something.
It is so hard when you don't know someone very well to make a choice on an image so I went for this gorjuss girl. She is so sweet and makes me smile so I am hoping it will do the same for Mandy.
I stamped her in rich cocoa memento ink and I am so pleased with how soft she came out.
The punched border was lovely to play with as I added a little bit of blue stitching  to tie in the colours on the paper.
Her dress and teddy's dress is paper pieced to match the backing paper ( which was a lovely bargain from T K Maxx, a huge pack of it for £9.00 in their sale!!) I think it is memory makers as it matches a little 6x6 book I have had for a while.
I made the sentiment on my computer. I punched it out and added a little heart charm.
Sorry about the picture, the days are so gloomy here still with not a lot of sun peeking through so this one was the best I could get before I mailed it off!!

A hug in an envelope recipe!
Image- Party princess Gorjuss Girl by Sugar Nellie.
Promarkers- vanilla and soft peach- skin,
pastel beige and antique pink-tights.
gold -crown and pastel pink heart on it.
Hair- buttercup, sandstone and pastel yellow.
teddy- sandstone.
pastel beige to outline image.
Papers- Memory makers and file folder!
Martha Stewart cherish punch.
SU oval punch set.
Frayed burlap distress ink.
Anita's tiny gems on crowns.
Heart charm from clare's shop- cloud9.

Also don't forget to check out Kathy's circley challenge piece over on the Get Funky Challenge blog today. I am really enjoying seeing everyone's entires popping up over there!!

Right then, I had better get myself moving and get ready for work!!! have a wonderful day peeps!!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Ooooh a little sneaky peeky!!!!!

Ooooooh!!! I am daftly excited!!This is my teensy weensy sneaky peek of  one of the cards I have made using the fabby new Craft The Year Away papercraft factory from Funky Hand up for release in just 5 days time!

Whats even more exciting is that you can listen to the silky tones of our very own Funky Man, Ian, as he walks you through a demo of Craft The Year Away and its total yumminess!!!

It really is cool  and I have done nothing but play with it since it came! I haven't even scraped the surface of what it can do yet!! and what could be even more exciting than that you ask, well.........

Anice will be showcasing the brand new Papercraft Factory on Create & Craft tv on Sunday 30th January at 10am and it will be up for sale over on the Funky Hand shop at 1pm on sunday 30th January.

The little paper rose on my card was made in my yummy new Make The Cut using a cut file by Penny Duncan. They are so addictive!! If you go to Penny's blog she is awesome at them and she sells made ones in her etsy store.
 I will be back on sunday to show you all of this card, or you could tune into C&Cfor 10am to see what Anice has been busy creating ready for her demo's.
Have a fab day peeps, I am off to work today after having a day at home yesterday with little Mo, one upset tummy and a load of bleach to clean up later he is much brighter today but staying at home with Daddy to make sure he is fully recovered.
Thank you for popping in on me!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge 35- Quote me!

Morning peeps!
Well, another week has whizzed by and its Tiddly Tuesday again!!!
This week over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog we are having a 'Quote Me' theme. So all you need to do is think of your favourite quote, grab your Tiddly Inks image and get busy on a project to enter over on the challenge blog using the magical froggy linky tool!! Be sure to have your entry in by 10pm CST on Monday 31st January.

Onto my little boo bunny creation! as you know we lost our gorgeous little black dwarf rabbit simba on saturday.Little mo has been pretty upset since then and is missing simba terribly so I decided to make him little card to cheer him up.
Mo bought the Bunny Boo Adventures set a long while ago with his tiddly pennies and I have not got round to playing with it yet but the timing was perfect as I have a favourite pet quote by Colette that is so true. It goes...
" our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet"

Now I am sure Colette wrote it about a cat but I think it rings true for any pet with four little paws.
I printed both Bunny Boo and my gorgeous polka dot paper from Funky Hand's Dreams Come True papercraft factory onto some very pretty pearlescent paper. It looks so pretty IRL but I couldn't get it to show up in the piccy.It kind of sparkles like Edward Cullen in the sun (mmmmmmm..Edward..........!!)
I coloured up Bunny Boo and then went to work on my card base.
Now it might look like Kraft card but it is actually good old recycled file folders. They are lovely and thin and just like Kraft card but oodles easier to find and probably cheaper too!! lol!!!
And on the note of bargains Christy is having an awesome sale over on Tiddly Inks too so get over there quick to get some fabby bargains for your Tiddly Inks challenge cards!!!

Click here to be transported to the sale!!!!

Anyhoo, as much as I would love to sit here and womble around blogs all day I have to go to work :( so I will be back later to go bloggy wombing!! oh and a card recipe before I forget.....

Bye bye bunny card recipe.
Image - Bunny Boo adventures  from Tiddly Inks.
Spotty paper- Dreams Come True from Funky Hand.
Promarkers- cool grey 2,3,4. -bunny boo. pastel beige- moon
burnt orange-carrot, pastel pink-ears, powder blue pastel blue-blanket.
gold and pastel yellow-star.
Sentiment- computer generated.
Martha Stewart- doily lace edge punch.
Frayed burlap distress ink.
Organza ribbon from my stash.

Right then, sorted now!!! Have a fabulous day everyone
Hugs Lou xxxxx

Monday, 24 January 2011

A little bit of love!!!

Morning peeps!
Hope you have all woken up to a fabulous monday! Little mo and I didn't wake up until 5:50am so we had a little bit of a lie in, poor daddy though was in a bit of a rush as if the mummy and mo alarm doesn't go off he doesn't wake up either!! lol !!

I made this gorgeous little card last night whilst having a play with my A child's year cart. I had half forgotten how fabulous this cart was! if you haven't got it I think you definitely need it!!!

Now don't forget that Anice will be  putting her piece of circley inspiration up on the Get Funky Challenge blog today and it might even use some bits from the new cd due out soon!!!! Mo and I spend hours of fun just watching the countdown timer go down over on the shop!!! he thinks its fab!!!!

Well, I am off to finish a little more ironing and get ready for work. The weekend seemed to fly by with everything going on!!

Have a fabulous monday
Hugs Lou xxxxxx

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sad day and Betty Card!!

  I just wanted to share a quick card made with one of Funky Hand's gorjuss Betty stamps!! I had the love 'n' that set to play with and oh thy are just fabulous. Betty stamps like a dream which is fab for paper piecing which is what I did with her dress.
I used papers from the fabby Colour Me Happy papercraft factory  from Funky Hand ( ooooh and super exciting! there are piccies of the new one over in the shop)
The lovely centre rise step card base on this one is another fabby Penny Duncan file. If you haven't been over to Penny's blog you really need too, she makes the most beautiful flowers and cards to cut with MTC.
And so onto the sad stuff...
our dear little rabbit Simba passed away yesterday. Little mo and I went out to give him his tea and he had just gone off to heaven in his sleep. He looked so peaceful, he was 6 and a half.
Little Mo was devastated, he adored Simba and was always in the run whenever Simba was, sat with him reading o him and alsorts so we have a very sad Little mo here today. Ryan was sad but at almost 11 he can handle it a whole lot better, me? yup I cried like a big baby with mo when we found Simba yesterday.
Mo had some time with simba this morning, he had even wrapped him up in a tea towel  and was snuggling him by the time we got outside, he was so sad bless him.
We bought Simba from another family who didn't want him anymore when mo was 1. He was the most loving rabbit and we will miss him terribly so we had a little bunny funeral this morning.
I covered a box with brown paper ad Mo decorated it with a picture of simba's play tunnel and a carrot. He put some sawdust and straw inside " to keep simba warm and cosy mummy" and he gently put simba in (yup, mummy cried again as mo was crying, urgh!) then mo blew 2 kisses into the box and gave simba a last stroke and put him gently down into the big hole daddy had dug.
He popped his simba's fav toy ( a dingly bell treat storer thingy) into the hole with him and then him and ryan filled the hole up with their littl plastic spades ( more tears from mummy...)
The boys made little crosses for the  'grave' and mo popped a teddy ornament on top with simba's food bowl which is going to hold a little plant. Mo made a special heart on a stick for his teddy to hold.

So thats us for today!! lol!!
Hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 21 January 2011

Get Funky Going round in circles Lou day!!!

Well, its been 6 days since Allison kicked us off in fabby fashion on our new way of doing challenges here on Get Funky with the Going Round In Circles challenge!!! so with that in mind it comes to me to post my circley piece of inspiration for you today!!
....and here it is........

I had a very boring looking little notebook sat staring at me on my workdesk and it wa screaming out for a bit of funkiness!!!!

I printed my papers out from the Colour Me Happy papercraft factory.I just love those big juicy polkadots!!
I adhered them onto my notebook and using my nesties I cut out some circle shapes to make a nice little home for my scrunched up flower.
The flower itself was really easy to make.
I punched 6 little scalloped circles out and screwed them up into little balls.
Then I unfolded each little screwed up ball, placed them on top of each other and used my crop o dile big bite to punch a little hole through all the layers.
I popped a little split pin through the hole and covered it with one of the juicy polkadots cut out from my scraps of paper.
Then all you do is just play with the layers to arrange your flower how you like it. I like mine a little scrunched up!!

So now a quick recap on how to join in.......
The main rule that you must use at least one Funky Hand product remains the same and to help you take part this month there is a freebie which Anice is so kindly giving away for this month to help you with this challenge
Your freebie can be downloaded here from the Funky Hand website, keep checking back with us every month for a lovely new one!!

And remember, you will have to pop back to the Get Funky challenge blog every third day this month when a different DT member will be showcasing their project, so remember to follow this blog so you know when a new project has been uploaded. So be back for the 24th when Anice will have something to share with us!!

Right off to try and finish of a card with a butterfly on in time for En's challenge!!
Lou xxxx

Gerbera and butterflies for En's challenge!!!

Morning peeps!!
well I am cutting it super fine with finally gettin this card finished and posted to join in with Enfys's super fun blog party!! Enfys has set up a little voting tool so if any of you fancy looking at all the gorgeous and cute cards people made here is a linky. Mine is the last on in at number 50 so there is plenty for you to womble around!!!
This card is for a friend at work to give to her mum. She needed traditional and a gerbera!!
Here's a front view of it!!

Oh this gerbera was a pain!!! the glue did not want to dry because of the cold in my crafty garage and took 3 days for all the layers to get dry before I could do the centre!! argghhhh!!! lol!!!

So its all done now!!!
Thecard is a cut file from the lovely Penny Duncan and the gerbera is an svg I just googled but I love it.
The gorgeous butterflies are cut from my storybook cart, I love their whimsical flight paths.
Right I must dash to get this post linkied in time and get myself off to work!!!
Huge friday hugs!!!
Lou xxxxx

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Diamond wedding anniversary invites!

 Hello peeps!!!

Phew, after 2 very busy nights working on them I have all the 60th wedding annivesary invites done for Scott's Nanna and Grandad.
They were surprisingly hard to take a photo of with all the white and pearlescent vellum flowers and fronds on the front!! 
Inside is some yummy pearlescent paper ( fetched for me by awesome BF and BF 2) with all the details on which I forgot to take a piccy of, but it looks beautiful!!
There are little diamonds in the centres of the flowers representing the diamond wedding annivesary and you can just about make out the diamond pen around the edges of the photograph.
Here is a close up of the photograph.....
( mmmmm, taking photograph of  the photograph didn't come out too well!!!)

But I still love this photograph of Nanna and Grandad on their wedding day. Wow, 60 years! that is awesome isn't it?
Ok so now I have this finished up I am free to go out to play in my crafty room and do some me makes!!!! I have some yummy top secret stuff to play with and a few other card orders to finish up but I am sure a little me time is allowed!!! so the kettle is on and once I have a cuppa in hand I am off out there.
I just have to add that the moon is absolutely huge here in the UK tonight  (I would love to know if it is huge with all my friends over the pond too!!) I always find it quite magical that we are all looking up at the same moon wherever we are so if you should have to take a peek out there tonight just imagine me on the top of it blowing y'all a big kiss!!!
hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge 34- Just Be Me.

Morning peeps!!! Its Tiddly Tuesday again!!!! That means its time for another Tiddly challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog.
The challenge this week is........
 'Just Be Me'.

So get out your fav Tiddly Inks images and make a card that celebrates you. Don't forget to link your creations using the super cute inlinkz froggy guy over on the challenge blog before 10pm CST on Monday 24th January.

So onto my little offering this week!! Now I am a an extremely lucky chick because I have some extremely special friends, some of them I met in cyberspace, some of them IRL bt they are all such a part of me and who I am. They all know and understand me and know when I am struggling and need a blooming good shove to sort myself out!!!!
I made this card with one of them in particular who needs some extra Lou huggles at the moment.
I like to try and cheer people up by making them cards because that is ME!!! I make and enjoy making thinking I am going to put even a teensy smile on someone's face and that someone will know I made their card with just them in mind.

I chose to put my cute Donna image into use this week, I love her to bits and she went perfectly with a qoute from the very awesome Dolly Parton I wanted to use!! yey!! 2 of my favourites on one card ( .....though I can't get the song Jolene out of my head now...yep...thats the I know y'all are singing along with me now!!!!! romfl!!!!!)

I teamed Donna up with some Funky Hand papers that reminded me of big juicy rain splotting down, I love watching the rain. I think she turned out so cute (its just a shame that its pitch black and I couldn't get a better piccy in my crafty garage!!!!)

Donna card recipe!!
Image- Donna from Tiddly Inks.
Papercraft factory from Funky Hand.
Promarkers- skin- vanilla and pastel pink.
Coat, wellies and umbrella- berry red and holly red.
Clothes- pastel blue.
Hair- errrr..primrose and buttercup i think!!!
Froggies- leaf green.
Antique Linen distress inks.
White gel pens dots all over.
Blue organza ribbon.
Heart charm.
Border stamps from Kelly Pannicci.

I have had a lovely day today as the postman finally bought the parcel I was waiting for and all I can say about that is whoop whoop wooohoooooo!!!! its fab!! yey!!!!
So I had better get myself moving and have a few cups of tea to wake myself up then I will be ready to face the day!!!
Thankyou for popping in on me!!!
Lou xxxx

Monday, 17 January 2011

Hanging us up on the wall !!!!

Hello peeps!!!
How is everybody this fine monday? good I hope.
I have woken up feeling much better after working on this slushy wall hanging of me and Scott. Anybody who knows mw knows I have the most awesome husband and i love this photo from our wedding day. I don't do having my photo taken so this is a rare find!!!!
Our wedding day was absolutely amazing and I loved every minute so with feeling not quite myself at the weekend I needed something to pull me back and cheer me up.
I was inspired completely with Allison's theme over on the Get Funky challenge blog which is 'Going round in circles'  .

So I got out my Colour Me Happy papercraft factory (....yup, I use it a lot!!!) and printed a couple of romantic looking pinks and browns off the contented coffee colourway.
A bit of martha branch treatment, some cricut cut flowers and a bit of bling and hey presto it was done!!!!!
I printed the gorgeous verse I found on a while ago around the edges of the circle using word.
Here's a little close up of the little fronds,flowers and bling!!!
Well, I must dash and pick the little man up from school, he wasn't enthused on the idea of school at all today so I am hoping he has had a nice day after worrying bless him.
Lou xxx

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Betty And Scott's yummy cake!

 Hello peeps!!!
Hope you are all having a super sunday!! its quite lovely here today, the sun is shining and its fairly warm too so we have had a morning of pootling around getting shopping and bits and now the boys have gone off to do boy stuff  on the field with daddy ( they left the house with a football, a cricket bat and a ball!) so mummy is getting some blog time in!!!

So onto my cake!!! now I have to confess I am not a great 'big'cake baker. Cupcakes and breads are more my thing but I treated myself to a huge cupcake shaped cake mould before christmas and yesterday on wimpy Lou day Scott asked for a cake.
This is what he got!!!!!
Now as I was icing it, I could here a little Mo scrabbling around in my crafty box that I had left on the table. He ws looking at my shrinkied Betty that I had been laying with earlier , he quite likes her!! and that gave me an idea!!! ( now excuse the hole in her heart, she is destined for my mobile phone on a little charm string, hence the hole!!!!) so on top (.....of yummy choccy fudge icing with a huge white chocolate chip in case she gets hungry :) !!) of the cake went Betty!!
 errrrrrrrr......... and this is what the cake looked like after lunch today when 3 hungry boys had attacked it!!!! bless her, Betty is holding fast on the edge of the hole that can be filled by other yummy stuff (......but I didn't have time to do that!!!! lol!!!!)
Betty Cup cake creation recipe!
white shrinkies.
watercolour pencils.
10 egg sponge cake mix!!
black ribbon from my stash.
3 hungry boys to demolish what you have baked!!!!

So today I am finishing off another little bit of something in my craft room once I have finished this post. I am feeling a little more myself today and had a lovely lie in this morning while Scott,Mo and Ryan came down to play. We still have our huge pile of games down from christmas as they are enjoying them so much, Frustration is the favourite this week!!
Have a fabulous day everybody!!
Huge Hugs
Lou xxx

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Get Funky Funky 15th and oooooh Betty!!!

Morning peeps!!!

Well its the 15th of January and I am super excited for 2 reasons today!! 

1. today is the day when the Funkette's get their funk back on over on the Get Funky challenge blog!!!  Allison has set the challenge this month with a theme of 'Going round in circles' and because we are all so funky we are doing it a bit differently this month. Allison is starting us off today with her gorgeous circles theme ad has her awesome creation on the blog already, then every 3 days another DT member will add their bit of fabulousness ( i know this because i have peeked a few and they are delicious so you won't want to miss them!)
All you need to do is make your circle theme project, be it circle shaped or paper with circles in the design.
The only thing we ask is that you please include at least one funky hand product in your entry.
Now, don't fear if you don't have any Funky Hand papers because you will find a gorgeous freebie here in the Funky Hand store.

now for reason number 2 of excitedness...........
Betty is here!!!! wooohoooo!!! i have tentively been spending a couple of hours a day this week watching the Betty release countdown over on the shop!!! romfl!!! and I am so excited because it means I can share a bit of Betty on my blog now!!!! and here she is in all her Betty-ness!!!

I coloured her up with my promarkers and popped her on this cute little easel card. The little button holding up the easel is actually the 'love' heart' shaped stamp from the set with a little shrinkie treatment!!!!

There are 4 collections of Betty and I have to tell you she stamps like a dream, I have had so much fun with her and I love her to bits. I got the Love 'n' that set to play with and its so versatile. Along with Betty there are oodles of yummy little bits and sentiments too so they really are great sets. I am so excited about them. Please check out the little slide shows under the stamp collections over on the Funky Hand site as the Funkette's have been making some gorgeous bits with her.

OOOh Betty recipe!!
Sentiment from the same set.
Papers- Heart paper from Now Thats Funky from Funky Hand.
Black ribbed cardstock from my stash!!
Promarkers- skin- vanilla and pastel pink.
Hair-sandstone, pastel biege and copic ciaoW7
Dress- cool grey 3 and 4.
Choccy box- berry red and crimson.
Pink copic spica pan on flowers and ribbon.
white shrinkies.
A bit of inking and a bit of bling!!

Well, I have had a daft attack of my Lou nerves this morning, I get quite fed up with myself when I am having days like this. Instead I will be staring out of my living room window stalking the postman (....who in true Lincolnshire postie fashion has not bought me a package I really really want....!!!!)
Don't forget to get yourself over to the Get Funky challenge blog and check out Allison's gorgeous card ( she used Betty!!)
Have a fabby saturday peeps
Huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Friday, 14 January 2011

A quick little LOTV post!

Morning peeps!!!
I thought I would quickly share this little Rosie with presents card that I made for a lovely friend at work, I forgot to take it so she had it in time for her birthday yesterday but she will get it today!!! lol!!!!
I am so pleased it is friday!! this week I have felt so dopey!! I have craft club to look forward to tomorrow while the boys have a good old daddy day.
Must dash as I need much more tea and waking up before I go to work. Mo is busy creating a playmobil village in his bedroom and all I can here is lots of different little voices for the characters wafting down the stairs! its so cute it makes me giggle!!!

A rosie recipe!!!
Promarkers- skin- vanilla and soft peach.
Dress- berry red and crimson.
Cloak and shoes- cool grey 3,4 and 5!!
Hair- sandstone and tan.
Pressies- sandstone, berry red and crimson.
Polka dots- sakura black glaze pen.
Highlights- white gel pen.
Papers from craftwork cards.
Martha stewart lace punch.
Red organza ribbon from the stash of Lou!

Have a fabulous friday peeps!!!
huge hugs
Lou xxxx

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Swit Swoo!!!

 Morning peeps!!!

He, he,he!!! what a way to be greeted on my blog !!!!! by a nice pair!!! romfl!!!!
I made this cheeky card with an SVG shared by connie, please take a peek at her blog. Thank you Connie, its a really fun cut.
 I have made these bra and panties cards before but with having my new MTC I wanted to have a go at cutting one with that!!!! I get so excited about using it!!!!
I embossed the  bra panties with divine swirls to give them a lacey look and tied some black satin ribbons on the sides of the panties for a bit more swit swoo-ness!!!!! I added a little heart 'tattoo' with a little heart gem I had in my bitsand bobs box!!!
I added a little ribbon and a heart charm I bought a while ago from Clare's fabby shop, cloud 9, in horncastle. I added a bit of bling to the bra too!! couldn't resist!!! lol!!!

This card is for a friend to give to her boyfriend who is going away for a few weeks for valentines day! hope he likes it!!!

We had a lovely lie in this morning, Little Mo didn't wake up until 6am but poor Scott has woken up feeling really yukky. It has taken him an hour to get out of the bed but the daft bat has taken himself off to work now, I do wish he would of just stayed home today and rested a bit. I think he might have vertigo and he feels all icky and dizzy whenever he is not laying down.

The kettle is calling me to get another cuppa before I go to work so I will see you all later!!
Thank you for popping in!!
Huge thursday hugs
Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Passion for promarkers - Baby theme.

Morning peeps!!

I have been a busy bunny this week and have had a few card requests. This little cutie is for a friend at work who is waiting for the arrival of her little nephew!!!
I used one of my favourite ever Tiddly Inks images which is Baby Sleeptight. I love the way he is snoozing away tucked up on the moon.
I coloured him up with my promarkers and his little blanket is all fluffy with white flock.
I was quite pleased when I turned on my blogger dashboard this morning and the challenge on Passion for promarkers blog this week is a baby theme.
So I would like to enter this little cutie in their challenge.

Baby Sleeptight card recipe.
Image- Baby Sleeptight from Tiddly Inks.
Promarkers- skin vanilla and soft peach.
Moon-pastel biege. Babygro- pastel blue and denim blue.
Stars- gold, (highlighted with yellow copic spica.)
Shading- cool grey 1.
Sentiment- Fiskars baby clear stamp set.
Papers- DCWV Nana's Nursery (boy)
Lacey circles nestie.
Plain circle nestie.
Ribbon from stash and a bit of bling!

Well, I had better get ready to get on with my day as much as I would just love to sit here all day!!!!
Thank you for popping in on me!
Have a fabby day peeps, hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Tiddly Inks challenge 33- Refresh me!!

Morning peeps!!
Over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog our first challenge of 2011! We all had a holiday time and are all so pleased to be back to creating with our tiddlies!!!  This weeks challenge is "Refresh Me".

So, what do you need to do you ask?!!!  Create an all white card using one of your Tiddly Inks images as you image .You are allowed to color your image but the rest of your card, embellishments, etc must be white! Create your project and then link it using the fab linky tool over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. Please have your cards uploaded by next Tuesday, January 18th by 10pm EST.

I decided to with a new start theme for mine as my neighbours got married 3 days before christmas and I used the gothic cute Happy Couple for my project. Aren't they just great?!
I used lots of yummy blingy glitter on this creation! can you tell!! :)
So go get busy with your Tiddly Inks and join in with our first challenge of the year!!!

Happy Couple recipe.
Promarkers- skin- vanilla and soft peach,
clothes- sandstone and pastel beige.
Flowers- from my stash. blinged up with glitter
and large flake snow glitter centres.
Martha Stewart branch punch.
Martha Stewart Doily Hearts punch.
Tiny hearts cuttlebug embsossing folder.
white satin ribbon.

Right then! a cup of tea and then work for me and school for little Mo!!!
Have a great day everyone!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 10 January 2011


Hello peeps!!
Ok, so I couldn't resist another post today of this gorgeous little new pirate from Tiddly Inks. He is the greatest little guy and I had so much fun playing around with him.
His name is Dread Pirate Dylan and I love him to bits. The paper is from Tiddly Inks too and I can see me getting seriously addicted to little pirate cards!!!!
Needless to say Little Mo was very impressed with Christy's Dread Pirate Dylan and has now requested a crew ( .....sorry Christy :) !!!!)
Heres a bit of a closer view of total yarrrrrggghhhh-ness!!!

Isn't he fab!!!! Right, that is definitely me done for today. Here's some card waffle!!!

 Yarrrghhhh !! recipe.
Promarkers- skin vanilla and soft peach.
Clothes,boots and sword-cool grey 3 and 4. 
T-shirt and headscarf berry red.
Skull- pastel beige.
Lacey circles nestability.
Circle nestability.
My minds eye paper ( brown spotty!)

Thank you for popping back in!!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

LOTV New hat again!! I love this stamp!!

Morning peeps!!! Happy Monday!!!!

I am just getting myself all ready for work and school for Mo and I had a quick 5 mins to spare so thought I would share this little cutie with you all!
I love LOTV's New Hat stamp, it is one of my favourites! she just looks so sweet doesn't she?!!

Its so frosty here this morning! I am hoping for lots of lovely sunshine to brighten things up a bit today. We took a lovely walk in the sunshine yesterday at our local nature park but everything was still slippy and frozen, even the lake!! there were some very disgruntled dogs stood at the side of the lake with their balls i their mouths thinking "urgh?"!!! Zaky dog was most surprised when off he tootled to the edge for a quick drink and instead tried out ice skating!! bless him!!

New Hat recipe.
Stamp- LOTV's New Hat.
Promarkers- Skin -vanilla and pastel pink.
Clothes- Coral and Pear green. Her dress is paper pieced!
Papers- my minds eye.
Kelly Panicci border stamp set.

Must dash, the school run is calling me!!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Happy Winter christmas card.

Morning peeps!!

Yep, I know christmas is over so today we are going for a Happy Winter card!!
This little cute girl is from Heather Ellis's website. Oh there are some super cute digi's over there and there is a little bit of a sale on at the  moment too which is even better!!! I bought a few but will need to top up with a few more today!!!!
This card uses Pure Innocence  008 and I love her to bits, she is so cute!
I coloured her up all wintery blue and added a little bit of frosty sparkle here and there with my copic at you clear spica pen.
The rafia is supposed to look like a snowflake!!!
The little pom-pom trim I got from dunelm mill but when I went back  for more it had all gone :(
Here's a close up to see if you can see the sparkley frost!!!

Happy Winter Recipe!
Promarkers- skin- vanilla and soft peach. Hair- Caramel.
Clothing,scarf and hat- Denim blue and pastel blue.
Paper- My minds eye and blue core- dinations.
natural rafia
Sentiment- SU Happy winter set.

Well, I am off to play in my craft room for a bit now! Have a great day everyone.
Thank you for popping on me!
hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Playing with my new MTC software!

Hello Peeps!!!
I have had a fabby night out in my little crafty garage playing with my new Make The Cut software that my mummy bought me for christmas and I have to say I am loving it!!
The card base is a file from an amazing lady called Penny Duncan, please check out her blog if you have been thinking about MTC as she has some awesome tutorials and help on there (for dim wits like me who don't really know what to do with the software after wanting it for months!!! lol!!!!)
This one was her centre riser card and I love it. I have actually made a couple (but one has the gorgeous new Betty on it from Funky Hand so you will have to wait a little longer for that one!!!!)
The heart is cut from my All Mixed Up cart and  I heat embossed the top part with some copper powder the papers are from my stash and I really couldn't tell you what they were but i liked the colour of them!!
Sorry for the dark and gloomy background, had to use my flash because its so dark here!!!!
Right then, I am off to tuck myself up in bed ready for catching some zzzzz's now!
Hugs Lou xxxx