Thursday, 30 August 2012

Saturated Canary challenge 25- Dotty!!

ImageDutch Girl freebie from the new SC Dutch blog
Afternoon Peeps!! 
Its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog and this week we want to see you all....
 Going Dotty!!!
oooooh I was in my element 'cos ya'll know I love love love dots!! anything spotty is always going to  be fun! :) and I absolutely loved the image krista drew especially for the Dutch Canary blog. Please pop on over and visit the girls over there, they are just so awesome and you can also read up on the details to get this cutie yourself. I coloured her up with my promarkers (...colours in listy below...) and added a few dots to the red bit on her hat and pinny.

I decided to stick with some traditional dutch colours and tried to keep a little yellow in there for the canary on the basket too!!!

Pins.....its the first time I have ever used them on a card and I actually quite enjoyed tucking them into my little bakers twine bow!! I did however fell the need to colour in some little glass beads to match the colours on the top and then glue them onto the ends of the pins so they weren't sharp and pointy!!

Flowers....OH MY GOSH!! I am totally loving my new Layered Rose die, its just gorgeous and this was the first time I had played with that too, I love how the flower wumpfs up when you emboss it and layer it up.

Here's a little list of the bits I used to make my card...

ImageDutch Girl freebie from the new SC Dutch blog
Papers- Portabello Road from papermania
skin- blush,sunkissed pink,coral
reds- poppy,cardinal red and burgundy
blues- pastel blue,denim blue and midnight blue
browns- sandstone,cocoa and walnut
yellows- mustard and gold
Die-namics Layered Rose from Dies to Die for.
Sizzix swirl
Nesty oval and scalloped oval.
EK success photo corner punch.
Buttons from papermania
Bakers twine
Coloured pins from the works, 99p bargain!!
Washi Tape
SU teeny tags stamps and jewellery punch

Phew!! thats a long list today!! romfl!!!

Challenges I am entering with this cutie are....

So thats me for today!! its been a bit of an ick day. Holly doesn't want to eat anything today so I bribed her with a sardine paste sandwich to be able to give her her tablets! she seemed very impressed with mummy's choice of bribery though and woofed it up in 2 seconds flat!!! and its soooo cold I have even considered turning the heating back on!!!

Thank you for popping in on me!!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 27 August 2012

Mo's thank you card..

Morning Peeps!!

Its midway challenge 31 over on the FAS challenge blog and I had super fun with Mo this morning making a thank you card for my friend..wjo was my boss for many years whilst I was nanny to her 2 gorgeous children who I love dearly. They visited yesterday and gave Mo 2 huge sacks full of books!! Anyone who knows Mo will know that he is a complete bookworm!!  

We went straight out with them all and the dogs for a walk across the common so there was no time for Mo to explore the bags last night but Scott snapped this photo at 5am this morning when Mo woke up and headed straight downstairs to explore the bags.....( I love the way his PJ top is inside out and he had tucked himself into the bag to get a good look in there!!!! too cute!!!)

Mo wrote the 'Thank you' himself, I love when he does that,it makes cards so much more personal. He was so excited about all the books in there, all we kept hearing were little 'woohoooos' and 'oooohs' and now he is sat looking through the pile and sorting then=m out!!
And of course I used the sketch I made for our Fetch A Sketch challenge blog sketch this week ...
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! and don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and see Ruths card!! its awesome!

I thought using a photo on a card was just perfect for this card and later I am going to try a scrap page with it too!!

We have just got back from an early bird swim with Mo and so I am just having a cuppa and a chocolate croissant before I go on a bloggy womble!!
Thank you for popping in on me!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Get well soon....

Image- Sparkle Nurse from Saturated Canary
Morning Peeps!!
Hope you are all having a super weekend! we are having a really nice,chilling family time weekend and I am loving it.
Yesterday little Mo went next door to play with his best buddy Sophia so I had some fun playing with another of Krista's new images,Sparkle Nurse. My 2 favourite aunties are both awesome nurses so I really enjoyed playing with this one.
I made the backing paper myself in word, making sure to highlight on of the 'get well soon' in red so it stood out a little more.
I coloured her in and cut her out and then embossed one of my big tags with a sizzix folder...can't remember what its called though!! I ripped a bit of paper from my scraps box and then added the cute little sentiment that comes with her...there are 4 I think....

Little Mo is allergic to plasters so we always have some stretchy bandage and gauze in our cupboard which was perfect because I stole some to add to my card base and tags, stapled onto the big tag with kiss shapes for getting well!!!
A little bit of washi tape is always fun to stick somewhere and I love this one which is kinda clinincal looking so that got added to the tag too!! 

Right, offto do some reading now. I started the Hunger Games trilogy on Monday night and I am now on the last book, Mockingjay'. I LOVE a good read and have really enjoyed these books, I can't wait for the film to come out here in the UK next week so I can watch the film!!

Thank you for popping in on me!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Back 2 school sisters...

Image- Sisters Back 2 school from saturated canary
Hello Peeps!!!
I am popping in quick this morning as Mo wants to go into town and treat himself to "a robot bath bomb or another boy one" from Lush. Because Holly is poorly we haven't wanted to leave her to go on big days out so scott and I decided he can have the bath bomb for a treat.

So this morning, with the school terms creeeping back upon us, I am sharing Krista's gorgeous 'sisters back 2 school' image. I love love love this image,its just so cute. I coloured it up a while ago and it was just itching to get onto a card!!

And how cute is the pencil behind my little bow??!!! I made it from one of my cake pop sticks!!!

Challenges I am entering...
Simply Create too- back to school challenge
Simon says stamp- Back to school challenge
divas by design- Anything Goes

So I better go get myself dressed really whilst scott is taking Holly for a quick walk.  have run out of kraft card blanks too so need to get that sorted before I get the shakes!! romfl!! and at some point I need to get a box of christmas cards made for one of my mum's friends to take to work with her...!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Saturated Canary new releases...squeeeee!!

 Image- Washi tape kinda girl from Saturated Canary

oooooooh I am so excited!! its time for the 4 new gorgeous releases from Krista over in the Saturated canary shop!!! (..I have checked, they are all in there now...quick go buy 'em!!!!)
So huge huge apologies for my only having 2 makies done with them to show you so far, I am hoping Mr. Mojo will stay on a more permanent basis now Holly's meds are kicking in and she is wooferly happy.

The top one...up there^ :) is of course, Washi tape kinda girl and I totally love her and being a washi tape kinda girl she totally needed to be on a smash page!! her blue hair is to match mine which is now a gorgeous shade of midnight blue ( looks kinda black but it does shine blue!!) and ripped a few strips of my washi tape to put behind her.I added one of her super cute sentiments to a die cut heart and another one just near my 'giggle' epoxy tag. I glued my string so it looks all wiggly.

The super cutie below is Rollerskating Zombie and omgosh I love her!!! I sooo want to be her when I grow up.....:) :)

She comes with some super cute sentiments too so I chose the 'walker skater' one and then used some staples and a scrap of purple paper from my Funky Hand scraps folder that I made all distressy and added distressed spots in white with a stamp. I love my spooky ribbon from my friend clares shop! its fab stuff!!! I attached the ribbon, image and sentiment using staples and criss crossed them for fun!!

So, stop reading and get on over to the shop to buy them!! don't forget to share your makes on the Saturated Canary facebook page because we love to drool over all your gorgeous makes.

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

Batty :)

Image- Batty from Tiddly Inks.
Morning Peeps!!
How are you all today? we are doing ok here in our little house. Holly seems quite well this morning and although she won't get better, we are still fixed on making everyday special for her so today we are planning on a nice little womble in the meadow where she loves to go.
My mojo has been very wobbly this week, one minute I have it and the next it has gone, I have spent countless minutes just staring into space on my desk whilst Mo plays but on monday I had the feeling so made you all this Batty card to peek at!!
Now when I first got hooked on Tiddly Inks it was the gothic ones that pulled me in!!! I absolutely adore them and Batty is one of my absolute favs.
I teamed her up with some MME papers. I stamped one of my clear distressing stamps across the centre of the card mat piece, I love this stamp, you can just about see the squares peeking out but it just looks fab to lift the black colour in.
I did a bit of martha punching and then added batty on top of that,then a black cheery lynn french pastry doily die and a bit of raffia. I cut my bow so it looked a bit batty-ish and added a quick bit of doodling and some teeny gems to a couple of the corners.

Right off for a wombley with my precious girl.
Thank you for popping in on me 
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

My Grandad's 80th birthday :)

stamp-Aeroplane from Lili of the valley
Morning Peeps!!
How are you all today? I am plodding on!!! Today is my Grandad's 80th birthday  so I wanted to share the card I made for him with you all. Male relatives (......mmmm, actually male cards in general!!!) are always kinda tricky for me since I can't help but want to throw on a few sparklies and a few!!! so I had to keep this one kinda simples but wanted it to be super special too because my Grandad is amazing and so very special. He loves planes so out came one of my fav LOTV boys stamps, Aeroplane.
I coloured him up using some of my fav colours  for boy cards, brown and blue.

I made the base in MTC because I wanted to have a stepped and layered base (....Lou hopes that makes sense..!!) so I welded the words I wanted onto some rectangles then merged the whole lot so its all in one piece. Before I started making my card I measured the envelope I wanted to mail it in so I knew it would fit tickety boo.

Here's a piccy of the back of the card and the first part of the verse which when its all folded up is on the 2nd fold..
 And here's the inside.... please excuse my tatty boggle handwriting!! I almost forgot to take a piccy of it all folded out to share with you and then remembered I had written in it!!

 I added the little 80 using my lord tim chip block die strip. I think I got male card just right on this one!!! 
pens used piccy.....
such a teeny pile!!!
I am entering the I love promarkers- Transport challenge with this little guy, he's so cute with his planes.

Before I go I just wanted to say a huge mahoosive thank you to you all for all your kind words and messages about my gorgeous Holly dog. She still continues to be cheery bless her and here is a picture from our walk on sunday at the nature park. I love this picture because she looks like she is smiling!! she loved swimming around the much so that we just sat on the bench and watched her and Mo play whilst scott clicked away taking lots of pictures for us to treasure when she is gone.

She had a bad day on monday and was quite poorly again but after some new tablets and a day resting on her bed she was a happy girl again. She is sleeping more but we are just so grateful she isn't showing any signs of pain yet. Isn't she just gorgeous?!!!

right, cuppa and then Aunty duty!! we already completed breakfast buddy duty and have walked Sophia to nursery with Holly before it got to warm to walk her! I am desperately trying to get back in the bloggy commenting swing too so please bear with me whilst I get sorted.

Have an awesome day everyone! thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 20 August 2012

FAS challenge 31.....

Morning Peeps,
Its time for another Fetch A Sketch challenge and I am the hostess this fortnight and here is my sketch: 
I hope you like it.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!

I keep seeing all these gorgeous CAS cards with verses instead of a stamp and I was desperate to try one so this is the result. I love the way the verse pops out at you.

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Beth who is the creator of some really cute digi's over on...
Squidgi Digi

And the lucky winner of this challenge will get to choose 5 digi's from the store!

Don't forget to pop over to the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog to see what Ruth and our fabulous guest Lisa Jane have made to get you started!!

I am on aunty duty today and our gorgeous fluffy princess is at the vets again today, she doesn't feel like eating and has been sick so its a good job she was booked in for today really.

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

My fluffy Princess is really sick :(

Morning peeps.
We have had some really sad news. We took our gorgeous fluffy princess Holly for her normal vet check up on wednesday night. She wagged her tail as she went in and was a really good girl for the vet so the vet started off with her normal vetty checks and then the bombshell came. As she checked her anal glands she found a golf ball sized tumour on her right anal gland. She was quite shocked at the size so she got another vet to check Holly out too. She also told us the same. That it was a golf ball sized anal sac tumour and that Holly's prognosis was not looking good but that they would take some bloods to check and let us know the results in the morning. We were completely dumbstruck, she has not showed any signs of being unwell at all :(

So we came home with our waggy tailed girl and she went for her usual walk down the fields with scott whilst I got Mo settled down for bed.

At 7:25am yesterday morning as I was getting ready for work and Holly was enjoying another run in the fields with scott, the vet rang to ask how Holly was. I explained she had gone off on her usual walk and the vet seemed shocked. She went on to explain that Holly's calcium levels were so dangerously high that their testing machine could not read them and was coming back with the highest reading it could do which was very dangerous for Holly and she really should be much poorlier. She also explained that there was some damage to Holly's liver and that she would need a very risky calcium flush to try to save her and could we take her as soon as they opened at 9am to be admitted, could I ring scott and get him to bring her straight home incase she was unwell whilst walking. She also told me to prepare for the worst and Holly probably wouldn't make it through the flush.

Now I am not a strong person when it comes to my babies being ill and I have to admit I kinda lost it as I put the phone down. I was sobbing uncontrollably and it carried on all day :( I tried to ring work to let them know I would be late in but they were awesome and told me not to go in. I am so thankful for that because I just would not of been any good to the gorgeous little peeps I look after ...or any of the staff..yesterday.

We dropped Holly off giving her huge huge loves incase we didn't get to see her again and then a day of phonecalls and conversations with the vet began. Our vet was just amazing, she is such a kind and caring lady and I am thankful for that too. She understood what a shock to us it was and explained things so well. She couldn't believe how happy and waggy taily Holly was so she tested Holly's bloods again and again they returned dangerously high. By the afternoon Holly was really missing us and getting a bit sad so the vet decided against doing the flush first as it had a very high risk of killing her and decided to sedate Holly to calm her down and give her an ultrasound instead.

The ultrasound came back showing not only the tumour in the sac but also a lot more in all the lymph nodes of her tummy and around her aorta :( the biggest ones are the anal sac one and the one squishing her aorta. Due to this the vet decided on no flushing and no surgeries as Holly just won't make it and explained to me she has roughly 1-2 months left to live so it would be nicer to bring her home and we went to fetch her right away.
The vet said she was still so surprised how happy Holly was and that it was such a nice way to be when she is so desperately ill so 1-2 months feeling like that will be a zillion times better than invasive treatments that will not work. She sent us home with drugs to help slowly flush the calcium out by making her pee an awful lot and some steroids. She explained to us that Holly will either become so sleepy from the tumour on her aorta or not be able to poop due to the anal sac one blocking her bottom and that is the time we will know to let her go. She said quality is better than quantity and to enjoy her for the time we have left.

I think she Holly is like me. She is powered by love and so we are going to dote on her as we always have done, give her her lovely walks until she is too sick to take them. We are all so lost and sad but trying not to let Holly see that. We are going to enjoy every last minute she has and we have made a list of all her favourite walks that we are going to try and get her on before she gets too ill, her favourites are the ones where she can run and paddle...and swim!! in water. we will surround her in love until it is time for her to go over the rainbow bridge and the keep her in our hearts until we meet her again.

Sorry for such a long post but its easier to type than talk at the moment as I am still very tearful.
thank you for popping in on me and reading about my beautiful girl
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Saturated Canary challenge 24- Photo inspiration.

Image- Butterfly Princess from Saturated Canary.
Hello Peeps!
Its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog and this week its all about photo inspiration, so here's the photo in question.......
isn't it beautiful?
I chose to go with the colours of the flowers and the bike. I made some teeny butterflies to match the blue of the bike and float around my card.
The flowers were actually a bright pink but I wanted them to match her dress so I dabbed my antique pink promarker pen over them and they came out so pretty.
I added a teeny little bike charm tied into my lace bow and its so cute!

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

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Anything Goes using Funky Hand

 Wordbook- Wishes and Kisses papercraft factory from Funky Hand.
Morning Everyone!!!
its the 15th August.....(what already? !!)...... so that means its time for a new challenge over on the Get Funky challenge blog today and its me starting you all of with an easy one this month!! The funkettes and I just want to see what you all get up to making using your Funky Hand downloads,cd's and stamps so its an....
Anything Goes Using Funky Hand challenge!!!
See, easy peesy fun this month!!! all you need to do is include something funky hand in your makes for us. As usual Anice has made a gorgeous freebie for you to use, if you click on the piccy it will take you to the place to download it....
Free craft backing papers to download for card making and scrapbooking
This paper has a gorgeously distressed effect when you print it out, I love it!! Thank you Anice xxxx

So onto my make for this month!!! I used the wordbook generator on the Wishes and Kisses Papercraft factory cd rom to make myself a Beach wordbook. Now, check out the letters!! have you noticed the lowercase ones??!! I absolutely love the new Lowercase alphabet on the Wishes and Kisses edition, I love being able to use both upper and lowercase on one project!!

I printed out some of the journalling shapes from the templates and made a few giftcards smaller, also from the templates, for tucking little photographs or beachy keepsakes in......left to mo the pockets would be full of sand and teeny shells from the beach!!!

I made some little photo mounts using a couple of different coloured sheets from the same colourway and set them throughout the pages...
 I printed out a piece of blue paper from the same colourway ( this is the You're Engaged colourway) and ripped it up to make some cool waves along the bottom of my letters.
 I covered a couple of die cut gift tags with a pocket with my scraps left over from the little photo frames I made, added a bit of twine and stuck them in.
 A little bit of bunting for the last page and a sunshine cutout from the scraps of the left handside page with some glossy accents on.....
So I can't wait to see what you all join in with this month and don't forget we love to see the little peeps crafting too so if they make anything with your Funky hand products don't forget to blog them and link them in over on the challenge blog too!!!

Right then, breakfast buddy and Aunty Duty for me again today!! yesterday my feet hardly touched the ground, (....though Mo and I did get a little visit in with one of my gorgeous friends just before bedtime. We had a cup of tea in her gorgeous little sunhouse and Mo crashed soon after we got back home) so I am hoping for a bit of a quieter day today!! Mum's consultant is unwell so they cancelled mum's appointment which she was so sad about so a bit of 'nannie cheering up' with my little peeps might have to happen too!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Bugs and Kisses- Tiddly Inks new release

Image- Bugs and Kisses from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Bugging Out digital papers from Tiddly Inks.
Evening Peeps!!
I told you I would be back with another super cute Tiddly Inks post today (my first one using Fluttering by to say Hi is here) and here I am with bugs and Kisses....squeeeeeee!! I absolutely adore this one! she is so sweet with her little hedgie buddy!!! and she comes with extras too, here's a piccy.....
Isn't this one just such an awesome set!!!! :) Love it!!
I also used the beautiful fluttering hearts paper from the new Bugging Out digital papers set.
Can ya'll tell how excited I am about this new release yet!! he he he he :)

Right I am off to watch the Great British Bake Off now! I love it!! cakes and Paul Hollywood....yummy!! 

thank you for popping back in on me 
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 93- Summer and super squee new releases!!!

Image- Fluttering by to say Hi from Tiddly Inks
(Sentiment also in set.)
Morning Peeps!
I am so so so excited this morning because it is such an awesome Tiddly Tuesday!!
First up we have a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week the Tiddly Inkers want to see.....

and ..........squeeeeee....its time for Christy to release the new Images and clear stamps and they are just so awesome!!!
You will love them all, Anna Belle is just stunning and my card today is made with 'Fluttering by to say Hi' in digital format. I also used the Fairy Fae butterfly paper, I love that paper and it goes so perfect with this little lady!! I do have some more makes so I will be sharing another one a bit later so don't forget to pop back in on me!! he he he!!!
ooooh and if you are still reading away happily, here's the important part: THE SALE

For the next ~48 hours
All items in the shop are 15% off...enter this code 


Sale ends 8/16 at 6:00 PM (discounted pre-orders of acrylic stamps will end at the same time)

Right, my tummy is calling breakfast and I have breakfast buddy duty, then helping mum duty before picking up Boo and Jake and being on Aunty Duty!!! phew its going to be a busy one!!!!

Have an awesome day everyone and don't forget to pop in on Christys blog and see some gorgeous creations from the Tiddly Inkers with the new images and the challenge blog to join in with some summer fun!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 13 August 2012

FAS challenge 30 midway....

                               Image Girl with thank you bunting from Jelly Park
                      papers from Huge Funky Love wordbook from FunkyHand

Morning Peeps!!!

Its time for a bit of mid challenge inspiration over on the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog and to remind you we have 2 awesome sponsors for this challenge, they are......

 and this is the fabulous sketch from our Ruth.....
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!

Once again I turned to one of my very favourite downloads from Funky Hand for my card. The Huge Funky Love wordbook is awesome because not only does it have the wordbook pages on it,it also has some sheets of paper in it too that match the wordbooks and they are gorgeous.

I coloured my little girl up in colours that co-ordinated with the papers and added a few blobbies of waco pearl maker. The image is one of Claire's charity ones so when you buy here you are helping out an awesome cause. Please click here to read more about that..and while you're there don't forget to sign up for the Jellypark club too :)

well, thats enough wafflies from a little Lou for today :) don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and see what our gorgeous Ruth has made too.

I have had a really awesome weekend and yesterday we celebrated Scott's mums 60th birthday with a surprise lunch out at Washingborough Hall Hotel, it was wonderful.Scott took some photographs so I will share a couple when he has sorted them out!!

Right, breakfast buddy and Aunty duty for me today as well as a visit to check in on my mamma too. She has had a wonderful couple of weeks so I am so super hopeful that when i take her to the consultant on wednesday he will say that she doesn't need another surgery on her spine.

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 10 August 2012

10 of the best!

Heart shape stone Scott found me on the beach today!

 Evening Peeps!!
I have been a bit bloggy quiet for a couple of days!!! but today was our anniversary so I wanted to share a couple of bits with you!!
Scott and I have been together 10 years today! wow time goes so quickly! and for 6 of those years we have been married (...yes I was super sly and chose the anniversary of us getting together as my wedding day too :)

We all love the beach so thats what we chose to do today! we made a picnic, bundled us all in the car and had an awesome day on the beach!! we got there at 8am and stayed until 1:30pm when mo had started to look totally sleepy from all the playing and running around and Holly was just vegging out in the sand in the shade of the promenade wall. 

And that stone above!! oh my!! that was just the most magical moment ever!! I am a terrible beach comber!! I love driftwood, smooth pebbles and teensy shells so I always take a little bag and have a good rummage in the sand, especially in the shore line so whilst mo was busy digging a huge bed for himself with daddy (...with the huge spade he found...his mamma taught him well!!!) I plodded off for a rummage. A little while later Scott walked over to me and said "Baby I found you a stone" and passed me this gorgeous heart shaped stone!! I couldn't believe it!! how special is that? so I feel so super lucky and blessed today.

And then when we got home Little mo pootled off to his bedroom. He came down a few minutes later and asked daddy to print off a picture of mummy and daddy together. we wondered what it was for!! and then a little while later he came down with this.....

as you can imagine this is our bestest anniversary card!! I love that he does little things like this!!!

So all in all I am the luckiest wife and mamma today and I am so thankful for Scott for giving me a beautiful and treasured family. They mean so very much to me and I am so very blessed.
Thank you for popping in on me and sharing my day
huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Cuddly Bear....:)

Kim's digi papers- Pretty Mix brown
Morning Peeps!!
Hope you are all having a great wednesday! its half past week already!!!
So yesterday whilst the 3 little monkeys were busy playing I sat in my crafty garage and made a bear!! I love just pootling around with these papier mache animals!! and to make it easy for me Cuddly Buddly have a tonne of papier mache art blanks just sitting in the shop for me to choose from!! :)  next of my list is the torso, it looks awesome!! I just like having a play with something a bit different|!!

So I printed out Kim's Pretty Mix Brown papers onto some of my thin letraset paper, it comes out absolutely gorgeously ( make sure you put it in your printer so that the top side of the paper as it came out of your pad gets printed on) and then ripped some strips into little squares, I love the little ripped edge that shows but you could do it with scissors and make neat squares, I am just messy ;)

I popped the pieces on all random and then gave bear a good coat with the decopatch glue afterwards to make him all shiney. The bow is made with some ribbon from my stash.

I love these little art blanks and they are just perfect for those little peeps at home for the school holidays too!!

I am on Aunty Duty again today and my hayfever is running riot today so its piriton and a cuppa for breakfast for me today!!

Thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Tiddly Inking on a tuesday!!!

Morning peeps!
how are we all today? I have walked the fluffy princess already and am just sat waiting for Mo's little breakfast buddy to arrive. Once we have dropped her off at nursery I switch to Aunty duty and we are off to fetch Jake and Boo for another day of playing.

Last night I made my first real christmas card for this year!!! go me!!! isn't he the cutest and perfect to share for a Tiddly Tuesday make!!
I printed out my papers twice so inside matches the outside and then coloured up my little Rudolph bot adding a bit of sparkly to his scarf and ear muffs.I just had to colour his little legs and arms up all christmassy too.
I wrapped a little bit of twine around the bottom and tied it in a not and then fluffed out the edges.
The little figgy pudding is included in the paper set too so I printed it out and poped it on with a foam dot to pop it out a little.
The neat thing about this card is it doesn't really need a sentiment as the paper says it all!! yey!!!! :)
Christy's release for today is so super cute and she is a little teaser of the new releases coming out next week....

Now do ya'll want a little sneak peek of the new images/ stamps coming next week???...yeah I know you do!!! so here's a teensy one......

Squeeeeee!!!And our Tiddly wafflings  have moved to our Facebook Fan page? You can find us HERE. We are of course very nosey and love to chat about all sorts of things so don't think we are just there for Tiddlying......though I have to admit there are some pretty gorgeous creations popping up over there!!  come join us!!!! if you click on this super cute little Bee you will be magically buzzed there!!!

Challenges and bot are off to play in the Simply create too- Anything goes, and the Designed to colour blogs simplicity theme day.

Right then, time to drink my hot water and get myself sorted for the day! I think we are going to decorate some stones today and make some australian crunch....chocolate,its a winner really!!! he he he!!!
Thank you so much for popping in on me today!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012

Give Big with Krista :)

Afternoon peeps!!

I am a 2 posts girl again today!!! lol!! I have been on Aunty duty today and whilst my little gang of peeps were playing outside I sat in my crafty room and did some craftying whilst keeping an eye on them!! he he he!! love the way my crafty garage is positioned right at the end of my drive and has an awesome view of the street where I live!

So onto my share!!!! :) How cute is this little chick?!! squeeeee!! I LOVE her!! she has a little bro too but I haven't had chance to colour him up yet!!! 
If you click on the cute little piccy below it will take you to the post on Krista's blog all about these 2 very special little digi's that Krista has created for charity to raise money for  St Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
saturated canary digis
I had some Huge Funky Love paper scraps left from my Fetch A Sketch DT card I  posted this morning so I got busy with my trimmer, martha punch and sewing thread and stitched to the soundtrack of the little peeps having scooter races and pushing each other down the little incline to my drive on the skateboard!! 
Balloon Wishes comes with some awesome little swaps to her balloon but I love the world one so much. I coloured it up, cut it out and gave it a good screw up to age and bobbly it a bit!! then I squished some silicone glue on and then attached it to the top of the balloon she came with! fab!!!! A bit of nestying and some punched corners with pearl pen pearls and she was all done!!!!

Here's a pile of promarkers....:) 

Right I am popping her in a couple of challenges! they are......

She was a total joy to colour and I can't wait to see how much money she raises. It  is so exciting and I can't wait to pop in and see what you all get creating with her!!
thank you for popping back in on me!!
huge hugs Lou xxx