Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wishes & Kisses...the new Funky Hand cd....

 Morning Peeps!!
wohooooooo!!! its here!! the release day for the awesome new  'Wishes &Kisses' cd rom from Funky Hand. 
Wishes And Kisses craft CD-Rom
I know I say it everytime but oooooooh this one is amazing!! I have had so much fun playing with it this week!! there will be some more peeks of it over the weekend but today I wanted to share this explosion box. I have been pottling along doing some makes with the 'You're Engaged' colourway, its gorgeous!! Just my cup of tea with a mix of cheery colours. I LOVE that spotty rocky looking paper!! its so cute!!! think it might be my fav!!

And here's the box open...look at those cute little love birds!!! they are made from one of the aswesome digi's in the workspace. I made them a little love nest to snuggle up in and attached their heart to some acetate so it made a little arch over them. I have 2 more of these cute little boxes on the go at the moment!! its such a fabulous template, print,click,glue job done :) the 'love' 'forever' and champagne glasses are also digi's from the workspace.

And here's a close up of the little birds!! I printed them twice so I could puff out a layer with some silicone.
So...quick what you waiting for!! go order it!!! lol!!! and check out the gallery to see what my other delicious funkette buddies have been busy making too, they are awesome!! the gallery of pictures for the cd is located at the centre of its info page HERE.
Well, its a work day for me today so I had better get my butt into gear as I have a fluffy princess to walk and pack ups to make!!!

Thank you for popping in on me!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A jubilee card for my little Mo ...

Morning Peeps!
its another deliciously lovely day here in little old lincoln, there are showers forecast a little later but I don't mind them at all because we have been so spoilt by such wonderful weather this week.

My little Mo has also been having an exciting week at school, (...even thought there were the itchy scratchy days, he has had fun!!!) They have been making things and getting ready for a jubilee celebration at school on friday and each day he has come home to share what he has done and keeps telling me how excited he is for the jubilee!!! its so lovely that he feels this way so I just had to get busy on a boy themed jubilee card....and thank goodness for big sisters who can draw because a few weeks ago my big sis released her London digi's!! this little guard and his hut were in the new releases and he was just perfect. They come together so I did a little magic pen-ing in my photoshop and merged him in from of his hut.

The papers are the FBQ- Tour of London from nitwits set that Debs made me buy....romfl!! and that cute little sentiment is from a sheet with a whole lot of other sentiments made by Kim over on Cuddly Buddly. I cut it out and then added a shadow of red with my nesties. The little heart under the ribbon is a martha stewart one.

I would like to enter this little guy over on the challenge over on Dies to Die for blog- Anything Goes with a die cut.

Now super exciting news for me!!! after my little waving the flag card I shared on monday I got an email from Kim asking me to join the DT team for Cuddly Buddly!! how excited am I?!! I cannot tell you how many lovely things have happened to me over the last couple of months that are crafty related and all your awesome comments have just made me feel on top of the world so I want to thank each and every one of you for making my day everyday.
I know you will all understand when I say how much sunshine one little comment brings into our days here in blogland!!! I have made so many friends through this little bloggy of Lou waffles who I love dearly and though I may never be able to meet you all in person you are all so special to me.

Enough soppy Lou wafflies!!!! I have a cute little guys pack up to do and a summer dress to fix...yeah, the unthinkable happened and out popped something that should of stayed right in there up at the top of my dress but luckily there was no-one around to see it....I hope!!!! lol!!)

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Cool Britannia!!!

Morning Peeps!!!

Phew it was a hot one yesterday!! I missed my crafty time last night because dopey one here fell asleep after Mo read me a story...romfl!!! ( yes, I am that dopey!! woke up in Mo's bed where we had both been fast asleep for 1 hr 30 mins....!!!) so I have been busy in my little crafty garage this morning making this little Wryn ( I adore her, she is most definitely a new fav!!!!) into another jubilee themed card. Luckily the girls over on the passion for promarkers blog had an inspiration photo up this morning so that kicked my colour choices into action!!

The little flag is actually cut from a sheet of wrapping paper that my mum bought me last week! it had little different sized flags all over it and they are all different patterns!! I just added a little spotty ribbon and a little starfish charm then printed out the sentiment on my pooter.

Luckily today it is a little cooler. Little Mo's reaction to his suncream is much better after a few days on piriton so I won't get to see him at lunch time for a snuggle top up today!! I have a whole bed full of ironing after the awesome drying day we had yesterday but I have shut the door on that!! romfl!!!! and I am going to have a spot of lunch and get some card orders finished.....well.....try....!!!!

Here's a little bundle of promarkers used for you.....
.....yeah ok so I admit it...I took the photo of the pens, skipped inside happily to load them on and then realised that I had taken the photo with the pens upside photoshop rotate button....:) :)

So this little cutie is going to pop in on a couple of challenges today, they are....

Thank you for popping in on me.
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 28 May 2012

Starting my royal jubilee makes...

Image- Wave the flag from Lilyboo designs
Papers-FBQ- Tour of London from nitwits.

I'm back!!!! 2 posts in one day!! romfl!!!
well, I am blaming those awesome peeps over on the Cuddly Buddly facebook page!!! they keep making all these awesome jubilee makes with the Lilyboo Designs digi stamps so I just had to get a little play in!!!(...though one must admit to totally loving having time to play around with my big sisters digi's today :) !!!)

I have had to squeeze this card in in between popping back to see my little Mo at school and give him some more piriton syrup, poor little pickle, he is all sore and itchy still but said he was having a nice day still!! bless him!!! we are off to nannie's after school for a picnic in the huge tent she has in the garden so that will cheer him up lots.

And then there is my gorgeous bloggy pal Debs....well she led me astray into the nitwits shop with her gorgeous cards using the papers on her blog...( yeah yeah..I admit it...its not hard to enable Lou!!!! romfl!!) Though I do just love these papers so much! and that paint chip is just perfect.

I added a little bot of blingyness to her dress and flag too and her boots are all glossy accented to make them shine, too cute!!!!

The olympic torch will be pootling right through our village on the 27th June which is very exciting. Mo has bought his flag ready for going to watch it!! he is also having a fabulous Jubilee week at school this week and on friday they are dressing in red,white and blue. he has made himself a t-shirt but I will wait to share that until his cute little self is modelling it on friday morning!! 

Well, its back to my little crafty room for another quick play, I have a couple more boo's printed out as Mo wants to give his teacher a jubilee card too!
There are a couple of challenges I want  to share her in to, they are.....

thank you for popping back in on me.
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Fetch A Sketch challenge 25....

Morning Peeps!!! its that Fetch A Sketch time of week again over on the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog and our gorgeous Ruth is your hostess for this challenge and here is the sketch:

Remember that you can flip the sketch, rotate the sketch, resize it and make any type of project you like with it - as long as we can see the original sketch in your creation we'll be happy!

There are 2 fabilicous sponsors for two lucky winners this fortnight - Jellypark are offering 2 digi's and Funky Hand is offering a download.  You can peek in at Jelly Park digi's and Funky Hand papers and more offered by our sponsors this month by clicking on their banners below:

And a little inside piccy of my card with the whipper snapper skully stamp......
too cute!!!! ....though Mo has pretty much stolen this card already! he is all about pirates!!! I loved the Pirate in a box digi! he was great to colour too!! to sort out my little pirate for school now. He had a bad reaction to his suncream over the weekend so he is a bit itchy and sore still so piriton is on order!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Friday, 25 May 2012

Designed to colour challenge card..

Morning Peeps!
I have woken up to another yummy sunny day and I can't wait for the weekend!! roll on 5:30pm tonight when I finish work for the weekend!! 

My little card today is one that I have been playing with this week. I wanted to join in with the first challenge over on the Designed to colour blog but have had so much to do this month, then I saw the Passion for promarkers -Birthday challenge and the I love promarkers-Use die cuts challenge so I decided to do a 3 in 1 card to fit all 3 challenges!!! 
I stamped my stamp,its a Sarah Kay one and then nestied her out with my oval nesties, then I nestied the next size down on my card base and then using the papers  'Crab Apple too' from nitwits, I nestied the larger size again for my card papers. I love how that little bit of die cutting made such a lovely scene through the window!!...hard to photgraph it though!!!

I made the flowers with my little 1" scalloped circle punch, they are really teeny but so super cute, you can just about see the liquid pearls in the centres. I also added a few punched butterflies and leafy fronds to my swirly branches.
This card is really sweet because when you open it you see all of her.

Here is my little pile of pens.....

....yeah OK,  so the pile is not as little as I thought!!! romfl!!! but I have to say those 4 little flexmarkers (...which is the only 4 I have so far.....) are just awesome, I love them so I will be popping some more colours on my wish list I think.

I think thats me done for today. Tonight Scott is taking Ryan to his football/soccer presentation evening so my friend Hayley is coming and we are going to have a scrap page night. I have found a nice little sketch for us to follow so it should be fun. I have a tonne more cards to get made too and wooohoooooo!! its the sincerely yours show in Lincoln on sunday. I am going with my mum and my big sister...who has new digi's out that are sooooo cute....they are here if you fancy peekyage . I have a pile of them printed out and ready for playing with this weekend as Scott and Mo are heading off to the driving range in the morning and then home in time for a christening in the afternoon,phew its all go!!!!
Thank you for popping in on me.
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge 18....

Afternoon Peeps!!
So I will be at work when this little sketchie fairy wings her way to you all out there in blog land!! Its that Saturated Canary Challenge blog time of the week again!! wohoooooo!!! and this week our little team of gorgeous birds want to see.....
I had soooo much fun making this bookmark. I love to read, when I start a book I dissappear off into my own little world of calm and imagination and then pop out at the end!! My poor hubby dispairs when I ask for books because I go through them like water (...thus he has suggested I need a kindle.....!!) but there is just something magical about books. I inherited a thirst for reading from my mum, and Mo inherited it from me!!! (..thank goodness for libraries with fab children's sections!!!) but its a good thing to read so I am happy for us all to have that bookworm bug!!!

I love making bookmarks, my BF showed me how to make corner ones once a great whoosh of them followed but recently I have been making bigger ones. This is because Mo likes to keep a track of how much he has read, (it comes from school giving him a reading record book I think) so I started cutting big tags out and attaching lined notepaper on the back for him to write his read 'from' and 'to' pages.

But this little cutie is a make I did just for me. I have been so busy with makes for people that I needed some 'ME' time!! :) I cut a tim holtz vintage tag, covered it with an old book page (..this one is from my 'Rococco' book by Adrianna Trigiani,oh I so love her books, have read them all at least twice). I added some tead dye distress ink and some magnolia swirly stamp, lace,string,sizzix swirls and then got busy on Sketchie!!

I am going to  pop this little cutie in for a couple of challenges..
 Cupcakes Book Lover challenge.
Ruby's Rainbow- things with wings.
Going Buggy challenge- things with wings.
(will linky them all in when I get home from work tonight!!)

So don't forget to pop over to the Saturated Canary challenge blog and see what my awesomely gorgeous teamies have come up with and then get busy on a bookmark!!!

Thank you so much for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tiddly Inks challenge 87- Flowers

Image- Welcome Baby
Morning Peeps!!!!
yey!! its that Tiddlying time of week agaon!! wohoooo Tiddly Tuesday!!! 
and  over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog we have a new challenge for you this week and its an awesome one! the tiddly inkers want to see ...

told you it was a yummy one!! who doesn't love adding flowers?! I know I do!!! he he he!!! so much so that I had 2 makes for this challenge..well, flowers and sparklies..who could resist!!!!
So my first make uses one of Christy's coloured arts, Welcome Baby and I love it. This one is a journal for mamma's to be out there to write some lovely pregnancy thoughts in before baby arrives. I tore around the edges and added some spray varnish, some teeny beads and a little spray of flowers, some bought, some homemade!! the little plaque and epoxy 'Family' sticker are from my stash.
For my next card i used a few tiddly items!!!!
Papers- both past freebies from Christy!!
Yup, she got mono and sparkly treatment!!!! and I used my copics on her whole 3 greys!!!! go me!!! the 'wish big' is from my SU pennants set.

And even more exciting......a NEW WRYN!! squeeeeeeeee!!! 
right in time for it warming up too!!!!! I love her. She just made me smile so much so I had to make a 'Happy Day' kinda card!! and here she is....
isn't she perfect?! I merged her with one of Christy's sandcastles. Lots of glazey pen on the shells and her bikini but can I get them to show up in a photo...noooooo!! roll on sunny days please!!! then I can get back to outside piccy taking!!
I am entering her over on the simon says stamp and show Summer challenge!!

Well, that me for today!! Please pop on over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and see what my yummilicious teamies have been making to inspire you all then grab your tiddly inks images and pens and come play with us!!!!
Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs and squeezes
Lou xxxx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Birthday Fishes!!!!

Morning Peeps!!
Hope you are all having a great monday! when this post pops up I will be happily wombling over a field with the fluffy princess bounding along chasing birds in front of ( the side me, behind fact all over the field....!!) 

Its midway extra time for us over on the FAS challenge blog and this week we played with some more yummy papers! I even got my trusty Forbes and friends stamp set out for this one!! The sentiment I made on my pooter in word. The little fish is actually rather sparkly IRL is the thread around his little lacey circle nestie!!!

So here's a reminder of the sketch too....
Challenge 24  - 14 May
You can flip it around on its side, Jenny did that and it looks so cute!!!! so pop on over to the challenge blog and see what my yummy teamies made this week and get joining in!! there's still a week left so get off your pooter and get making!!! :)

Thank you for popping in on me this morning!!
huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Mr Fix It...

Afternoon Peeps!!!
I hope you are all having a fabulous sunday. I have had a wonderful day so far. I baked flapjack and some mint crisp, had a wonderful long walk along the viking way with Mo, Scott and Holly, came home and cooked homemade scone base pizza for lunch,made 2 cards and finished off a tag guest book for a christening.
So this is one of the cards I made and ooooooh it was so much it wrong to crush on an image?!!! he he he he!!!!!!
Mo is just so good at drawing those men!! I love them!!!
I decided on lots of yummy layers of nitwits papers. I have had this set for a couple of years now and use it tonnes, its especially needed around this time of year too with fathers day creeping up!!! this card however is a birthday one for my friend to give to her fiancé. I love the heart too, that comes with the Lil bits add on pack you can get for the some assembly required, its called Lil bits- some assembly required.The sentiment on it is just so lovely.
I used some gorgeous screw brads that I have had in my stash for years too, they are very gorgeous but I am running out of them now....mmmm...need to look for some more of those!!!
Scott got me an awesome new programme for playing around with my photo's of my creations,its called Adobe Lightroom and he has been giving me some little tutorials on it over the past few nights ( tutorials I mean he says a lot of big words and slides lots of slidery things around on a screen with his mouse and I am sitting there , I go ooooh and ahhhh and hope I am saying yes in the right places and then hey presto..out pops a yummo piccy!!!!) which is fab as my skills of photo taking are somewhat pants!!!! I am going to enjoy learning how to use it though because the wise one says...if i don't try it myself I will never learn!!! (....I am still hopeful though that if I look confused enough he will do it for me ......!!)
And here is a pile of pens I used. 
So I have more stuff to be getting on with now...there might be a yummilicious new Tiddly Inks image on my desk waiting for me right now....but ya'll will have to wait and see I guess!!! he he he he!!
Thank you for popping in on me!!
huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Saturday, 19 May 2012

All new mummies glow..!!

Morning Peeps!!
oh I bet ya'll thought I had plomped off the planet with no posts since monday didn't you.... :)
Its been a bit of a funny week here really and my Aunty Audrey went to join my Uncle Dave in heaven on thursday evening. She was very old and ready to go but it is still very sad. I am comforted though that she will be happy with Uncle Dave again now.

BUT!!!! I just had to share with you that....OOOOOOOOOOOh the new Saturated Canary Shop is open and ready for you to use!!! yey! super yey!!!!! :) :) :) and this morning I just had to test it out for myself by buying one of the new releases that has quietly snuggled itself into the shop!! how gorgeous is it!!! I love it!!
Now before you go check out the shop you must pop on over to Krista's Blog where she has a discount code for this weekend to celebrate the new shop opening and an explanation on how to use the code.

I can't tell you how exciting it was to purchase my digi's from the new shop and be colouring them within 5 mins!! wohooooo! and I am also so super pleased because now they come straight away I know Krista will have more time to herself as she won't have to pootle through a zillion emails of purchases!!! yey!!!

Anywhoo onto my card!!! we all know that new mamma's sparkle, I have a particularly sparklie new mamma friend myself at the moment and wow is she awesome!! she is doing so well, she is am awesome new mamma and looks gorgeous.
I took a non- sparkly showing piccy for you too!!

 Here's a piccy of my promarkers used too. The papers are nitwits.
Challenges I am joining in with with this awesome mamma are....
I love promarkers- Anything goes
Truly scrumptious- Anything goes

Right then!! off to take little Mo for his golf lesson now and then home for a play day!!
Thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 14 May 2012

FAS Challenge 24......

Papers- Echo Park Little Girl.
Morning Peeps!!
Well, how excited am I this morning!!!!!! and the reason for that excitement is.......
Ruth and Jenny have asked me to join their DT over on the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog!!!
Fetch A Sketch
So this is like my little début after the girls let me loose on their fabulous sketches!!! and this is the sketch that they let me loose on....
Challenge 24  - 14 May
I loved playing with this sketch and the Echo Park Litte Girl papers are just gorgeous!! for more details on the challenge and to see Ruth and jenny's gorgeous cards please pop on over to the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog!!
Huge Hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012


Image- Sisters from Tiddly Inks.
Evening Peeps!!
I had a few minutes to spare tonight and I was desperate to share Christy's new image, Sisters, with you so I decided to get my Lord Tim vintage tag die out and make a tag with them on.

The quote is one I saved on my computer over 3 years ago now when I was making a card for a lady who was the big sis to 2 smaller sisters and one was turning 40 so she wanted a card to show their differing this image would of been perfect then but instead I had just gotten my cricut so there were 3 varying sized paper dolls girls splodged onto it ( it was in the very first cricut Lou days and oh boy I so wish I had a picture of it because it was pants!!!!!!) anywho, enough of my early cricutting and cardmaking days trauma!!!! the quite is here if you want to use it,it goes...

"For when three sisters love each other with such sincere affection, the one does not experience sorrow, pain, or affliction of any kind, but the other's heart wishes to relieve, and vibrates in tenderness... like a well-organized musical instrument."

Author: Elizabeth Shaw

These 3 cuties, modeled on Christy and her sisters..... are just fabulous and I adore them.
I printed them out onto my yummy colouring cardstock and then ran them through my big shot with my vintage tag die. Then I carefully cut around them with my craft knife and added an old book page behind them and a teeny bit of distress ink.....:)
I also added a little bit of tim holtz border strip, some ribbon,lace and string and a big epoxy button in red to match my big sister chick!!
I wanted them all to look so different because my sisters and I are all chalk and cheese but we love each other soooo much.

Right then, its off to bed for me as hubby has fallen asleep on the settee!!!
thank you for popping in on late night Lou wafflies and creating!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Never too old for cupcake !

 Morning Peeps!!
its a quick flying visit from little ole me this morning as I am just off on my way to work!! but I had to share my first inking and cardy make with my gorgeous lotv 'Never too old for cupcake' stamp, she is sooo adorable.
I coloured her up with this yummy stash of colours.....
So onto my favourite craft tool for the Lili's little fairies challenge...mmm that was a tough one as I have so many favourites from my promarkers right up to my big shot, but my very favourite tool just has to be my ball embosser! and the passion for promarkers 'special birthday' challenge ( thank you for reminding me coops xxxxxx).

Why that? do you ask!! well, it stops my homemade flowers from looking terribly flat and boring and brings them to life and I even use it to pumf out faces and bodies on my other stamps, it just makes them look a bit more fun. So it may be a kinda silent tool but I bet even you guys will be surprised by how much you use that embosser!!!

My papers on this card are nitwits, Crab Apple Too.

Right, need to scoot now!! thank you so much for popping in on me today!!
huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge 17- May Flowers

 Papers- Steam Funk from Funky Hand

Afternoon Peeps!!
Its time for a fabby new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog today and it is an absolutely gorgeous one!!!! its May, and every little bulb is starting to pop out in glorious colour so this week we want to see .....

Now how much fun is that???!!! I know ya'll love flowers!!!!

This gorgeous girl I have used will be available in early June, but she is just way too gorgeous not to use!! I am very lucky because I subscribe to the awesome Designed To Color Magazine. Though you can't get her now, please don't miss out on the mag, and don't worry too much about not getting this gorgeous girl because Krista said she might release her in early June.

I have linked you into the latest issue and oooh man, you so do not want to miss subscribing to it because it really is awesome. Huge huge hugs go to Carisa and her awesome troop of gorgeous peeps for getting it made and out there for us all to drool over!! The Designed To Colour blog is here too so you don't miss anything.

I just had to make myself some daisies. I LOVE daisies, they are just so cute and they just make me smile whenever I see them. For this card I made them using my Tim Holtz mini tattered florals die. I love that die!! I layered them up a bit and added a little bit of ink to the edges to give them some umpf!! I found a little flower button in my stash too so I just had to use that! I tore the edge of my paper and curled it round so you can see the polka dot paper underneath and the sewed my button on with a bit of twine.

Now, I know I always go on and on about this Steam Funk download but hopefully from this card you might be able to see why!!! Written all over it are real, proper crafty peeps definitions, I carefully punched out the corners on my image mat to say 'skill' on the bottom left one and 'crafty' on the top right. I added a 'create' definition sticker from my stash too.

Here's a bit of a close up of the image. You can just about see the sparklies and the glaze pen dots around her on this one but she really does look awesome IRL.

I  distress inked all around the edges of my image before adding the sparklies and glaze and I love how it came out.Here's my pile of pens!!
I even coloured  up her pens to look like my promarkers!!! 

So, pop on over to the Saturated Canary Challenge blog and feast your eyes on my awesome teamies creations and then get stuck in..Just remember to use a Saturated Canary Image or a Simply Sassy stamp.

Off to work for me today and I have to say I am feeling sluggish today, its that icky time of the month and I actually just really fancy climbing back under my duvet for the day so cuppa, tablets and heat pad and I should make it to 5:30pm!!!!

Thankyou so much for popping in on me, it always fills me with so much happiness to know you have wombled in on me.
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tiddly Inks Challenge 86- Girly or Mothers Day!!

 Image- Dandylion Pixie from Tiddly Inks.
Morning Peeps!!!
wohooooo! its Tiddly Tuesday so its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week its all about the Mummy's out there...or a good old girly card!!
Mothers Day has been and gone here in the UK but I went with a couple of mum creations as going from my experience with my own mum, there are always time throughout the year when you just want to thank your mum for being mum again or just let her know how special she is.

And it wouldn't be Tiddly Tuesday without a yummy new release from our gorgeous Christy and I fell in love with this weeks new one instantly, she is just gorgeous. More about her in a min!!!

I used Dandylion Pixie for my card. She is just so sweet. I teamed her up with my fav HOTP papers and glittered up her dandylion. Those dots around her are all blingy and pretty in the light. Lace, twine a tag and a heart, a bit of inking and a squidge of pearly gem and she was done!! too cute!!
And now....squeeee...onto the new release image!!!!!! so do you want to see her.....
isn't she awesome!!!
...and here's what I used her for!! I just had to use her for a SMASH page in my beautiful precious pink ( SMASH book has a name!!) as I was in a SMASH-ing mood and she fitted right in with what I had planned!! yey for Christy!! I was going to use tiny dancer but Be bold, Be You was just such an awesome chick and her name was just right for the journalling I had printed out too!!! LOVE IT!!!

Here's a close up of her...I am sooo in love!! I merged her onto Ty's Splatter paper...(which might  add is a complete bargain at the minute!!!) and then coloured her up and added some sparklies. I so want to be this little chick!!! :)
..and before I go I just wantto make sure you all saw melissa birthday bear
omgosh she is cuuute!! I used her to make a big juicy tag with my Tim Holtz dies.
so thats me for Tiddly Tuesday guys!! lol!!! I hope you liked my little makes!!

So, Hop on over to the challenge blog and see what my tiddly inking teamies have been up to and super super exciting news!!!!  Give a warm welcome to AlyceVicky and Emmy who will be tiddlying with us!!!

Have a great day everyone and thankyou for popping in on me!!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 7 May 2012

Sugary Sunday....

Morning Peeps!!
wohooooo! its bank holiday here in the UK so I get an extra day with the gorgeous men in my life, which is my best kinda day really!!

Over on the Sugar Nellies facebook group, Fiona set us a gorgeous colour challenge for the sugary sunday, and oooh the piccy of colours was so gorgeous I just had to jump straight on it!! he he he!!
Now I am super lucky because I have the Papercraft Factory cd roms from Funky Hand and they have every colour under the sun on them so it was super easy to find the colours I needed! yey for Anice! I love the sort of lineny effect on these papers.

I got out my Vintage Boutique simply sassy stamp for this one ( I have adopted this stamp and it is so much loved thankyou mwah,mwah xxxxx) and stamped her on some white cardstock and the scraps of my cardbase too because I wanted to paper piece her up to keep in with the colours of the challenge. I only needed to shade the dress a little to give its some umpf!! and her hair..which is vanilla,mustard and caramel and her face which is blush, sunkissed pink and coral.

Then for the fun part completely inspired by the lovely Pops who always uses the most gorgeous butterflies on her card. I went for a big fluttering mass of butterflies and I have to say I am loving it (...However if you saw me even in the vicinity of a real butterfly you would wet yourself laughing as I just don't do them...AT ALL!!! I haven't done them since I was 8 and a huge one landed on my forehead at a butterfly park and I wasn't allowed to move until the guide took it off...much to the amusement of my brother and sister but since then I have been petrified of butterflies and moths!!!!!!) Think quiet screaming and running faster than wind and you have what happens to me when there's a butterfly or moth to near me!!!

Any whoo, I just kinda plonked them on in a flutter with some glue and added a bit of twine to my stamped mat to finish it all off. The little corners are my EK Success punch that my lovely friend Lou MADE me buy........;) :) but I have to admit it is right up there with my most used punches, its fab for just adding a bit of something. 
I am sending this little card off to a challenge too....
Cupcake Craft Challenges..oooh la la!!

So its gorgeous here this morning and we are heading off to B&Q to get Little Mo some guttering to make a wall garden, will show you piccies when we are done!!! we got rained off from doing it last weekend so he is really excited now!!! ( know...the "is the store open yet mummy?"..."is it open yet?"..."will it be open now?" ...type excited!! I will be pleased when it is open........!!) and then a bit of a vegging out day, LURVELY!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Getting Sentimental for Get Funky!!

Morning Peeps!!
Its time for me to share with you my little Funky Hand DT make for our Deb's 'Get Sentimental' challenge. I love sentiments so this was a fun challenge to do.

I was in a makey kinda mood so you get 3 makes from me today!!  I went for one card and then made some tissue covers a la my gorgeous friend Catherine's tutorial, Thank you Catherine, Mwah xxxx 
This one at the top uses the awesome Steam Funk download. It is one of my absolute fav's and is completely yummilicious for all sorts of things because it is covered in little crafty sentiments and definitions when you get reading it!  and I really didn't need to do too much other than add some lace, cute little butterflies with flower stamen and bead bodies (..told you I was in a makey mood !!!) and a quick sentiment made using the Impact Label font that is on all the papercraft factory cd's..I love that too!! :)

So my card!!! I used the April Funky Freebie and the Happy Happy birthday papercraft factory for it and I love how it came out!! the sentiment for this card is also on the freebie.
Now these little covers are completely addictive and sooo much fun. I love making them and they are absolutely perfect for sentiments too. And they are so much fun to make with the Papers from Funky Hand too!! I love them!!

Next up is a little more of a sympathy one. I used the I do wordbook for this one as it has this really gorgeous quilted 3D looking paper on it that I just adore. It looks so comfy!!!
I nestified the sentiment and then added just a few teeny flowers to the top.
OOOOOOOOHHHHH!! and while I am here don't forget about the Bank Holiday Sale that is on over in the Funky Hand shop!!! there's nothing like a long weekend and discount shopping :) :) :)
And please remember to use at least 1 funky Hand product on your makes for the challenge, thankyou!!!

Off to get a cuppa now!!! Have a great sunday peeps!! and thank you for popping in on me!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Friday, 4 May 2012

Pirate Monkey!!

Morning Peeps!!
Hope you are all having a fabby friday, I am at work today so I can't wait for the weekend to begin!
This little cutie is one of the cards I made for the charity sale we are having at work and when I looked last night on the table with all the crafts on he had gone so someone must of liked him and given him a home!!!! lol!!! and I got a huge lump in my throat too when I got to work yesterday and saw how much all of my work friends efforts have been put into making bits/cakes to sell. I have to say we are one huge talented bunch of nursery nurses!! Tonight we will be counting up the pennies we have made for Adie's Just Giving page so I will pop it in tomorrows bloggy post! its so exciting. I think there was at least £35 in the pot already last night!!

He is pirate monkey, a sugar nellie from Funky Kits and he is just so cute. I coloured him up with these pens....
And he is going in for a couple of challenges too......
Passion for promarkers- Bright and light
Papertake weekly- Anything Goes

Thank you so much for popping in on me today, my little bloggy has been a bit slow this week because I am fighting an icky cold but a good restful weekend should sort me out!!
Huge Hugs
Lou xxxxx