Tuesday, 31 May 2011

LOTV -I do believe in fairies!!

Hello again peeps!!!
( This is my second post of the day so if you are looking for my Tiddly Tuesday post, its Here!!)
I have just managed to drag myself out of bed after a fabby day with the little peeps and I wanted to get these 2 LOTV fairy cards posted for the LOTV challenge blogs I believe in fairies challenge this week.

Now, if you asked me today what my favourite crafting tool is, I would have to say Little Mo!!!! this is because when I was colouring in my little fairy this morning and Mo was lurking over my shoulder watching he asked me what I was making today. I told him it was a card for the I believe in fairies challenge and he said.....

 " oh mummy, its like my peter pan film where tink dies and Peter Pan and everybody say 'I do believe in fairies, I do, I do' until tink is all better again"

Well, I didn't need anymore inspiration  than that for my sentiment and asked Mo to write it for me...hence he is my best crafting tool ever! inspiration and cuteness in one little package!! (oh and if you haven't seen that live action film version of Peter Pan you so need too, its one of Mo's absolute favourites.... you don't want to know how many times we have watched it!!!!)

Then I printed out a few more yummy papers from my Funky Hand Colour Me Happy papercraft factory and made a blue one too ( ...Lou warns everybody that she coloured in 6 of these little fairies so there may be more LOTV posts over the next couple of days!!!!!!) she's so cute how could you not want to stamp oodles of her!!!!

I used my SU tiny tags stamp set and punch, my teeny papermania flower punches and a bit of martha on this one too!!!

I am popping these 2 little sweet flowery cards in for the spoonful of sugar challenge blogs 'Flower Power' challenge.

So thats me for today!!! I am going to snuggle up on the settee and watch 'just like heaven' with Reese Witherspoon in now ( I love a good old chick flick, seen it 6 times but still love it!!!!)

Its my birthday tomorrow and Scott, Mo and I are off to Twycross Zoo for my birthday treat. I am really looking forward to going, I love the Zoo and Mo adores it so its a winner of a day before we even get there!!!!!

Thankyou for popping in on me.
Hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks Challenge 52- Darling Diva!!

Image- Everyday Princess from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Colour Me Happy from Funky Hand.

Woohooooo!! its Tiddly Tuesday again peeps! so its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week we want to see your creations...

Fit for a Diva!!!

All you need to do to join in with us Tiddly Inkers is dig out one of your favourite Diva-ish Tiddly Inks images ( it must be a Tiddly inks image to join in please!!) and create away making any creation you liike fit for a Diva!!!

And don't forget to check out the new images over in the Tiddly Inks store, just incase there is a cool new Diva there to help you along in the challenge ;)

My little creation used the supercute Everyday Princess. I think she is fab!!!! I coloured her up all bright and zesty!!! and then teamed her up using some of the papers from Funky Hand's Colour Me Happy papercraft factory. This colourway is the Barbadian ecstasy one, isn't it cheery? love it!!

.... and the awesome word art that I downloaded ages ago from Bethany's blog. I knew when I saw it I would need it for a card for a little diva one day!!!! heres a close up of its diva-ness....
Can you all tell how much I love my new little Distezz-it-all gadget?!!! :) 

I am entering this little princess in the Cupcake Crafts Challenges blogs 'Zesty Colours' challenge this week, the colour combo is way too funky to pass up on!! I love it.Don't forget to check out their DT's cards if you fancy zesting up anything this week!!! I really really enjoyed their colour combo as it has been icky blurgh rain here for the last couple of days!

Right, I have 5 little people here today to entertain as I am on school holiday Aunty Lou duty!!! I love it, they all play together and have such a fabby day.

Have a great Tiddly Tuesday!!
hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Craft show haul!!!!

Hello peeps!!

wow, I had an awesome day at the craft show. I had fun buying some new crafty stash and best of all caught up with some of my lovely friends who I haven't seen in a while which was so nice, love you all oodles xxxxx
Massive thanks to Fi for making me go, I loved it xxx

oh,oh oh and there on the oyster crafts stand was a little distrezz it all!! omg!! I am so excited about, going to try it out later!!!
And....my lovely Mrs. C found me these charms on one of the stalls!!! how absolutely awesome are they??!!!!

They must of known I was coming!!! romfl!!!! huge huge huge thanks to Mrs.C for the findy xxxxxxxxxxx

Right , off to soak my achey little feet and snuggle up with my little man ( ...who was extremely excited and pleased with his little charms Mrs. C and instantly pinched one and stuffed it in his pocket!!!)

Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Me again!! pale pretty pastels, embossing and Things with wings!!

Papers-  Fairy Fae paper printed over some paper
 from Dreams come true from Funky Hand and
 recycled file folder for the kraft look!

I'm Back!!!!! two posts in one day?! go Lou!!
I have been working on this card for a friend for a little girl who is getting christened and it will just fit snuggly for a few challenges.
So this is my card for the Allsorts challenge blogs Things with wings challenge!! and the CES challenge blogs embossing challenge for this week and the Papertake weekly's pale pretty pastel colours challenge.
I have to thank my awesome bloggy and sir stampalot hotties Fleur, Louise and Lou for getting the umpf to post this card for these challenges.
They never fail to make me go oooooh and awwwwww with their creations and IRL they are awesome too!! love yah all xxxxxx

I used my little butterfly tilda., coloured up with promarkers in yummy pastel colours which were-
Skin- blush, peach and soft peach.
Hair-Buttercup, sandstone and caramel.
Top/wings- cocktail pink and pastel pink.
Trousers/wings- soft green and pastel green.
socks- soft green and pastel pink.
Shoes- sandstone.

I also used some crackle accents on her wings to get the veiny butterfly wing effect with some frayed burlap distress ink rubbed on top to make them show, looks fab IRL!!!

A much needed punched border of Martha stewart heart doily edge punching and a bit of cricutting for cutting hearts and tiny hearts embossing from my cuttlebug love language set, ripped bit and organza ribbon and hey presto, one gorgeous christening card!!! yey!!!!

Ok so I am going out to my mummy's house now and I promise not to post again today!!!!! LOL!!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Fathers Day creating!! Do it with digi's challenge.

Image-Ticket to my Life from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Dreams Come True from Funky hand.

Morning peeps!!!
Well, we got up at 5am this morning. It is forecast rain but so far we have beautiful sunshine so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will last a little while longer!! I have a few cards I need to take piccies of so yey for sunshine!!
I was playing around with paper last night (....like I always do!!!) and had these cute papers left over from another project. They are from my Dreams Come True papercraft factory cd from Funky Hand. I love this particular colourway, it is called Blue Magic ( oh and I love the way all the papers from it go together...I am pants at matching papers up!!!!) and you can never have enough blue papers with a house full of boys!!!!
The cute little boy image is Ticket to my Life....of course.... from Tiddly inks!!!! He is inspired by the grandson of my very special friend Shirley. He is so cute. I edited his ticket a little so that it would fit in with my fathers day card making frenzy I am having at the minute!!!
I am popping him in for the challenge over on the Do it with Digi's challenge blog whose challenge this week is "All about boys". I have never seen this challenge blog before but it looks awesome and being as I digi an awful lot I will definitely be popping back in on them!! Please pop over and check out their DT's lovely cards.

This card is another one for Gabby's wedding thanks!! she popped a last minute request in for her grandma who made the bridesmaids dresses and again, Tiddly Inks came to my rescue!!!I  teamed it up with a few papers from my Nitwits FBQ bear necessities download.It is sooo cute!!

Image- Sew some Love from Tiddly Inks.
Well, that's me for today. Mo and I are off to do some vegetable patch gardening today with my mum's neighbour and I am steadily working on my nerves to get myself to the sincerely yours papercrafts show at the lincolnshire showground tomorrow. I have been so looking forward to it! Anyone else going?!

Have a great saturday,
Huge hugs
Lou xxxxx

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Tiddly Inks challenge 51- Manly men!

Images- Grog The Caveman from Tiddly inks.
Dinomite from Tiddly Inks.
 Morning peeps!!!
Wooohooooo!! Its Tiddly Tuesday again and we all know that means awesome new images in the shop from Christy and a fun new challenge on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog.
Fathers Day is fast approaching ( 19th June peeps!!) so this week the Tiddly Inkers want to see your cards for .....
Manly Men.

Little Mo was in need of some cavemen and that was first on his little list of requests for Christy last week and we totally adore what she made!! How fabulous are they?!!!!!
I got busy using the caveman for a wall hanging from Mo for Scott. Mo loves it!!
 I must confess though that Little Mo was the first one to colour up his cave peeps and he had already got busy with his on Saturday morning when they popped into my inbox from Christy!!!! He loved them and got me printing them out to his specifications right away!!! and this is what he had come up with......
 Its sooooo cute!!! He went out in to the the garden and got himself some real stones and gravel for the scenery, clever chap!!!
Here's a bit of a closer peek...
So go grab your favourite Manly Tiddly Inks images and get creating something special for those Dad's!!
Oh and don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and grab some inspiration from the other Tiddly Inkers too, we are always busy thinking up ways for you to get the most from your tiddlies!!!!

Off to work for me now! have a fabulous Tiddly Tuesday!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 23 May 2011

Wedding cake baker thankyou card!

Image-Big Wishes Lilly Bean from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Craft The Year Away from Funky Hand.
Oval stamp set and punches from SU.
Martha Stewart doily hearts edge punch.

Morning peeps!!
After a fab little get together party for a friend who is off to work in a children's day camp over on the big side of the pond this Friday and a bit of bowling with family yesterday morning, I got some time in my crafty room last night to pootle on with some card orders I have got.
This one is a card for Gabby's wedding again, it is for Gabby's sister who has been busying away making gabby and Andrew's wedding cake.
I used big wishes Lilly Bean and edited out her candles for a smooth wedding cake top!!! there are teeny dots of pink glaze pen on the black punched edge but it hasn't come up too well at all in the picture.
I had to start again on one of my god daughter cards as the blooming anita's glaze would not dry, grrrrrr (...to be fair it was an old bottle but still grrrrrr!!) I couldn't rescue it as the glossy was on the wings! arghhh!! so that is tonight's job...along with a few more!!!!!!! oh busy me!!!

Right then, best kick myself into gear and get a wriggle on. Mo fancies pasta for his pack up today so I am off to cook that in a little vegetable stock and then get myself sorted!!!
huge monday hugs!
Lou xxxx

Friday, 20 May 2011

Tiddly Inks challenge 50- Inspire me!!

Image- Lilli Claire Make a wish from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Colour Me Happy from Funky Hand.
Hello peeps!!
This cute little Lilli Claire and her  little posty was going to get written and posted this morning but then my internet connection had different plans and no connectivity so here it is this afternoon instead!!!!! romfl!!!

The challenge over on Tiddly Inks challenge blog this week is a photo inspiration challenge and here is the super photograph.....

isn't it fabulous?!!! so grab your fav Tiddly Inks image and get creating!!!! there are even some freebies in the store if you haven't seen Tiddly Inks before!!!!  then enter your card over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog by 10pm CST on Monday using the little linky tool, easy peasy!!!!

I have had such a busy couples of weeks at work I didn't get chance to get this made in time for Tuesday's challenge to start but I got busy this morning before I went to work. I had some papers on my Colour Me Happy cd from Funky Hand that matched the top of the shower curtain a treat so they got printed out, cut down and popped onto my file folder kraft card!!!
A bit of card candy and hey presto, one super cute challenge card made!!!

off to cook my fish to go with chip shop chips for tea now!!!  ( am trying to be half healthy!!!)

huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Monday, 16 May 2011

Kenny K's Krafty Girls Die cuts and punches challenge.

Morning peeps!!!

Its a super gloomy morning here with grey skies and rain (...hence the rather pants piccie of my racy roxie!!!!). I am hoping for lovely sunshine this afternoon so I can click a better picture outside!!

The challenge over on KKKG this week is Die cuts and punches , fab because I had this card to finish off for one of the girls at work. Its for her boyfriend's birthday and he loves his car so I decided Racy Roxie was a must!!!

I coloured her up with red hair so she looks like Amy ( the girl at work who wanted the card!) and then cut Dane's name on my cricut with my base camp cart. The sweet border is my Martha Stewart heart doily punch. I did a couple of layers of the hearts and then added a thin red organza ribbon and a heart charm.

The black cardstock is embossed with my tiny hearts cuttlebug embossing folder, it looks so cool.Roxie's hair has some gentle gold highlights in to bling her up a bit and her clothes and shoes have some sparkle too but I am not sure the icky photo taken inside shows it up, Grrrrrr rain!!!!

So I think that's me done for today. I have a whole day at work today so won't have any crafty time again until tonight, I have a couple more thank yous to do for gabby, some thankyous/thinking of yous for Leah and a pear wedding card for Carrie so I am hoping I don't nod off with little Mo tonight!!!!

Have a fabulous monday peeps!! see you all later
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Tanker meets a Sense of Time!!

 Morning peeps!!!

How are you all today? good I hope. I am feeling a bit brighter today and have managed to get myself out into my craft room for a bit of finishing off!!!
I made a topper with a SU Sense of Time stamp set that my lovely friend Hev lent me (....ermmmmm, and it decided it wanted to stay at my house on an extended vacation so I owe Hev some pennies now!! romfl!!!) and I knew when I was making it that I wanted to pop Tanker from Tiddly Inks on it.

I only got round to getting my Tanker image yesterday as I have been poorly for a couple of days. Last night whilst scott and I were watching the Eurovision song contest (...yup I know its a little pants but I love listening to the commentators, I miss Terry Wogan but Graeme Norton did an awesome job and had me rolling with laughter!!) I coloured her up. Now I don't know why but she really reminds me of Amelia Earhart!!! its those cool goggles I think!!!
Anyhow, she got the brown's treatment to match my stamping of the Sense of Time set onto my creamy cardstock. I used Frayed burlap for all the stamping and antique Linen and frayed burlap to distress it all. On the little clock face you can just about make out the crackle glaze ( which is why I took a piccy from kind of above it!!!!)
........And get me.....I even did inside too!!!! wooohoooo Me!!!! lol :)
So Tankers promarkers were.....
Tan, sandstone,caramel,cocoa and burnt sienna. With a teeny touch of sakura clear star gelly roll pen on her eyebrows, bullet belt and boots.

She is such a cool girl!! so I am popping her in the challenge over on the Southern Girls blog which is Lets hear it for the girls.
So Hev will be pleased that I have posted my card I hope!!
I am off for a bath and a bit of breakfast now before Mo and I pootle off to my mums to plant out his strawberry plants into a strawberry pot.
Have a fabulous sunday peeps
Huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Friday, 13 May 2011

Daring Card Makers Flowers for may & Totally Gorjuss sketch challenges.

Image- Bloom Little Lilly from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Laura Ashley.
Hello peeps!!

This week over on the Daring Card Makers challenge blog it is the first challenge of the month which is always flowers. The flowers for this month are Lily of the valley and Hawthorn. You can you either one or both.

Sadly I didn't have a hawthorn but I did have my sweet little Lilli Claire- Bloom Little Lilly from Tiddly inks so I coloured her up to play along! ( ...someone please pick Kathy up from the floor because Lou has managed to make something and enter the challenge instead of saying she will and forgetting....!!)

I colured her up and followed the sketch from the Totally Gorjuss challenge blog's sketch challenge this week, the sketch is lurvely and here it is....

So this is almost a record for me! 2 challenges in one post!!
I have, however, decided today that 2 challenges for each card will be my limit. That way I know I have done my card with both challenges in mind personally rather than throwing it in for a load of challenges and not really thinking about it twice.

Right onto getting ready for work and school. Mo left his  prized fossil at school yesterday and has been pretty distraught about it, especially after his reading book from school was about them too ( arghhhhh!) so I am hoping it is still on his teachers desk and safe for him to collect at the end of the day.
Thank you for peeking in on me.
Hugs Lou xxxxx

My Funky Fifteenth Spots and Stripes make!!!!

Hello peeps!!
Well this is a little later than planned due to Mr. Blogger eating up my scheduled post with its problems over the last day or so but better late than never here is my spots and stripes make for our Deb's Funky Fifteenth Spots and Stripes challenge this month.
There is still a day to go on it so get your Funky Hand papers out and get something made to join in for the chance to win a download from the shop.
A quick reminder that this months gorgeous rainbow stripey Get Funky! Freebie Download backing paper is still available on the funky hand website but you had best be quick as the freebie will only be available until the 14th of May as a new challenge will start on the 15th and there will be a new freebie download paper there then.

I used the extremely gorgeous January Blues colourway from the Craft The Year Away cd for my card, incorporating some of the super sweet digi stamps from the workspace on the inside too.

How fab is the workspace on the Craft The Year Away cd? and the fab news is that when you buy that one it upgrades the Dreams Come True and Colour Me Happy software too!!! Yey!!! 3 workspacesfor the price of one!!!!!

Well I had better get off now as I need to re-post my card for the the Daring cardmakers and  totally gorjuss
challenges as lovely Mr. Blogger has deleted it and my lovely comments from you all too, sob sob :(

Hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Papertake weekly Punch it out challenge.

Image- Did You Hear? from Tiddly Inks.
Punch- Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge.
sentiment- Pink Petticoat freebie stamp set.
embossing- cuttlebug birds and swirls folder.

Hiyah peeps!!

I got some crafty time in over the last couple of days and this card is one I made for Papertake Weekly's challenge this week which is Fancy A Punch! 

I just loved the title of the challenge so I had to give it a go!!! and armed with my totally gorgeous new 'Did You Hear' image I got busy!! I still love the fact that I prefer to make a challenge card just for one challenge, then I can just really enjoy making it and not trying to think of plonking stuff on it just to match another challenge too- that would tax my teeny crafty brain too much!! lol ! I am such a slow crafter!!!

I felt like getting a bit messy too so I printed out my firendship defintion paper and distress inked it antique linen, then I screwed it up good and tight!! once I had opened it all up again  gave it a quick rub over with frayed burlap and I love how it came out. I teamed a bit of rafia in to match the colors up and made a couple of mats with some card that matched her boots and top.
I distressed the all the edges of my paper and my punched edge too.

Promarkers I used were....... Skin- blush and soft peach.Hair- sandstone, caramel and cocoa. Overalls and bird- denim blue, powder blue and pastel blue.

Oh and while I remember,  I printed out my image, coloured it in and stuck it on my challenge card....then Christy emailed to say she had changed the thumb on Lilli claire's right hand so if you do love her oodles and go to buy her, she has had a little cosmetic surgery and looks even more gorgeous than this one on my card now!!!

Right got to get me to work. I am feeling a little off colour today :(  so another cuppa is required in Lou land me thinks!!
Have a fabulous hump day peeps!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tiddly Inks Challenge 49- Anything Goes and Puzzler Adventure blog hop.

Image- Be Mine from Tiddly inks.

Morning (.....or evening) peeps!!!!

Tiddly Tuesday is upon us once more and what a corker it is this week,  have been excited since last week about the new images in the shop, they are just the sweetest little girls ever!! I love them and had to get to work on them right away!!!!!

Our challenge for you this week is simples!!! it is ...
Anything Goes!
so as long as you can create any project you like, with any theme, as long as you use a Tiddly Inks image!

And this week we have some fun planned from Christy too!!! Tiddly Inks is also hosting a little puzzle adventure today. If you came from Tracy's blog, then you are on the right track to solving the puzzle.
My puzzle piece is shown below!!

 The next puzzle piece is on Melissa 's blog. Once you have solved the puzzles and found the names in the "What's New" section, please email Christy at ccart87@gmail.com.com to get entered for her prizes. If you want more inspiration, stop by Christy's blog and check out her little blog hop. It is open until May 12."

I cxan't wait to go hopping around all your fab creations !!

Hugs Lou xxxxx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

My first ever Tiddly Inks creation and some Tiddly Inking Fun!!

This week Christy celebrates the first birthday of the Tiddly Inks shop!!!

To celebrate  Christy has been hard at work making new images and a  new blog hop. All the details can be found on the Christy's Tiddly Inks Blog, you can click on the image to go see the hop details as this one has a fun twist to it.  You join us in the hop with your own Tiddly Inks creations!!!

So with it being the Tiddly Inks shop's first birthday, I thought it would be fun to share my first ever Tiddly Inks creation with you!!!
Pinky was the first image I ever bought. There was just something so awesome about her and I lurved her skully cupcake!!! so naturally the Down to my bones paper download was quickly added to my basket too!!! lol!!!!
And this is what I made with them........
 It feels like sooooo long ago since I made this!!!!

She is such an awesome image isn't she?! I had just got my first promarkers when I did this too so the colouring is probably sooooo dodgy!!!!!

I am going to make a cuppa now, get some breakfast then have a little bloggy womble . Have a great sunday peeps, Happy Mothers Day to all my friends across the pond and don't forget to check out the Tiddly Inks hop!!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Rainbow stripey stripes!!!

Hello peeps!!

It has been a hectic week here in Lou land so I am pleased to get a bloggy post in today!! and I am really excited to share with you the new download collection from Funky Hand.
It is called Rainbow stripey stripes and I love it. Here's a little piccy of some of its yumminess, click on the piccy to get to the store for more info.

And here are a few more of my creations using this fabby new download!!

 Made using Dawn's fabby shirt card tutorial!!!!

Don't forget to click on the picture of the download to go see the rest of the funkette's awesome creations!!!

Right I am off to indulge in an evening of tv with my gorgeous hubby now.

Hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Mo Da Vinci !!

Morning peeps!!

Well this isn't a me post today, its a Mo post!!!!
When we went to the garden centre on monday Little Mo treated himself to a 6 pack of canvases for £2.99, bargain he said!!!!
As soon as we got ome he set to work on his first painting! he asked daddy what his favourite fruit was and daddy said cherries.......

Then he was off outside for a bit of a play with his little buddies. Half an hour later Mo Da Vinci was back and "fancied doing a bit more artwork" !!! oh he's so funny!!! I was informed it was my turn to have a picture. I was just noseyingat my good friend Christy's new little owl image and Mo saw it on the screen. "Ooooh mummy, I will do you an owl!" and off he set again!!!

Twoo cute!!!!
Then yesterday morning he decided he needed to paint his bestest friend, Dylan Dog. He has had him since the day he was born and Dylan still comes everywhere with us!!so he had a live drawing session with Dylan!!! He set him out as he wanted him and then got busy....

Yup, he's a bit asthma-y and sore in this picture! he was ok for the rest of the day though!

Dylan in the grass with flowers!

Awwwwww, his little face of concentration on each one is so sweet!!I have to admit Scott and I were both fairly surprised by how much time and concentration he took doing them,(... hence the proud mummy snapping away with the camera!!!!)
He drew his main part of the picture with pencil first and made up the backgrounds when painting the main picture! I love them!!!
Well, thats me for today i think, I am hoping to get out in my little crafty garage this afternoon when I get home from work and get some crafty time for me in!!!
Have a great day peeps !!  Hope this post made ya'll smile,
hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tiddly Inks treasure hunt image winner...

First I just want to thank each and every one of you for your lovely comments on my Tiddly treasure hunt cards. Each and every comment meant so much to me.

 The winner of the Me and You image, drawn by the lovely random generator is......

...and number 40 is...

Congratulations!! you will love it. Please email me with your email addy and I will pass it onto Christy so she can send you your image!!

Tiddly Inks challenge 48- Mothers Day Flair!!

 Morning Peeps!!!

Its Tiddly Tuesday again which means time for a new challenge on the Tiddly inks challenge blog,and I hope you were all inspired from this weekends treasure hunt blog hop!! I know I was, I absolutely loved it and the Tiddly Inkers and their special guests made some totally awesome cards for you all to drool over!! The Tiddly Inks shop is tip top full of the gorgeous new images so don't forget to pop over and buy some in the sale!!!
I will be announcing my little winners prize of the awesome Me and You image tonight so please pop back in on me later!!
And so onto the Tiddly Inks new challenge for this week which is....

Create a card with a vintage mothers day theme!!

I have had a stash of gorgeous thin cardstock ever since I got my cricut, it seems to be never ending and I love it, I had some beautiful vintage ones in there so pulled one out for this challenge make. It has teeny roses all over the patterned piece and a weathered light brown on the other side, perfick!!!

I used another one of the yummy new images called You are on my mind. I thought she was just perfect standing their with her heart in her hands, awwwwwwww, and armed with my super cute Peek a Boo box template from Adela at AR Designs, I got busy!!
Isn't it just the cutest ever little box?! I cut it using my MTC software. I am going to pop a little bar of gardeners soap on there for my mum as she loves her gardening, especially now it is getting warmer and everything is pretty and beginning to flower, mo loves helping her to water everything with his little watering can!!!
The roses are also cut in MTC and the little swirls are from my BF fi's marianne's die (...which I have warned scott I will NEEEED!) and the little tag is made using stampin up tiny tag punch, love it!! and harrington font on my pooter.

I am entering this little boxy card in the cute and girly challenge blogs May challenge which is anything goes.
Please pop on over to see what the Tiddly Inkers have been creating for the challenge and have a fabulous Tiddly Tuesday!! hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 2 May 2011

Fi's cricut club swirl challenge!!

Morning peeps!!

I have had the most fabulous bank holiday weekend so far.
Thursday was an excellent day, full of fun royal wedding celebrations at work. Friday was a lovely day spent playing with Mo. Saturday was Fi's cricut club which I absolutely love and sunday was a fabulous day at twycross zoo with Mo and Scott. Mo loves the zoo so it is always gauranteed to be a magical day.

So onto my scrapbook page which you can see up there ^. Now it is no secret that I am an absolute learner when it comes to big 12x12 scrapbook pages!!!! and I have made myself a promise to do 1 12x12 scrapbook page a month this year.
Fi set us the challenge of using a swirl for our may challenge at club this month and I actually surprised myself with how quickly I thought of mine knowing I had a scrap page to get done!!!
I had taken this picture of my Nana to craft club with me. My Nana was an absolutely awesome lady and she died from cancer 13 years ago. She had amazing strength and courage and fought the disease for many years before leaving us. I loved her so very much and still struggle with missing her. It took me 13 years to be able to go into her and my grandad's bedroom  (which I did for the first time a few weeks ago when hoovering for my grandad!!).
Scott scanned ths picture for me a few months ago. Grandad and I had been pekking through some family photos and I thought this one of her when she was a little girl was beautiful.

I used the swirl square from the storybook cart and cut it at 10 3/4 ". I tucked Nana into some of the swirls.
The little butterflies are from storybook to and daft as it may sound they are there to symoblise her freedom from pain and innoncence as a child which she was in this picture. They have all got foam dots under them to pop them out a little from the page. The large corner one has some bling on it and the little ones have sakura clear star pen doodling on them but its hard to see!!!

My fabulous friend, Hev, gave me this gorgeous flower she had made using her new stampin up tim holtz cutting dies and isn't it just absolutely gorgeous?! they are all material and strokably yummy (...yup its about as close as I will ever get to stroking something Tim Holtz ;) .....) and I nestled my Nana title into the flower. She even stamped some yummy dots onto one of the layers too, I think it is awesome.

So thats me for today I think!!
I am going to treat myself to a womble to the garden centre today (.... when Scott has finished fixing the car...again....grrrrr) to get a little cupcake icing set for me and Mo to use when we are making fairy cakes. He really likes decorating them and is quite fabulous at it so I thought it would be a nice treat!! (...and my mum is desperate to try it out too!!!)

OOOh and don't forget you still have chance to hop with the Tiddly Inkers and our special guests for the chance to find some freebies and win some lush prizes and the sale is on too over on the Tiddly Inks shop so go get some bargains ready for the birthday celebrations blog hop on May 10th!! Just click on the piccy underneath to get started!!

So thank you so much for popping in on me!!
Hugs Lou xxxx