Monday, 30 September 2013

Mom's Heels!!

Charm- Fairy charm.
Morning peeps!! 

****If you are looking for my FUNKY Hand blog hop post it is HERE *****

Its a fairy kinda share from me next today!! from boys to girls!! he he he he!!! but oh my she is just so sweet!!!
Its my day to post over on the Dies to Die for blog and I loved making this little cutie. I got so relaxed sitting rolling flowers and I very much needed some relaxing time!!! lol!

She is coloured up with promarkers and a little bit of sparkle added with stickles star dust!!

Right, that really is me for today because I have been at work last night and I am shattered and not actually sure my words are even typing right!! lol!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Funky Hand Boys will be Boys blog hop!!

Papers- Boys will be Boys from Funky Hand.
Stamp- Bot- Fire Away from Funky Hand.
Hello Peeps!!!! 

Welcome to our New Boys will be Boys release blog hop!!

Our Design Team is so excited about this awesome new download that we decided to have a good old hop to showcase our makes with it and get you all inspired!!

There are fabulous new papers and a amazing new Digi stamp character,Bot,to meet along the way. The papers and Bot are available to buy in the shop from 9am today  BUT we wanted to invite you on a little hop around to see what the gorgeous Funkettes have been busy making with them and give one lucky person the chance to win the new Boys will be Boys download set and a Bot stamp!!

The hop will be starting over on Anice's Funky Hand Thoughts blog and is open from

 Monday 30th September at 5:00am GMT until 12 midnight GMT Tuesday 1st October
The winnner will be announced at 8am on Wednesday 2nd October.

All you need to do is pop in on all the girls blogs and leave a comment for the chance to win the download yourself!! 

Here's the hop order so if you get lost along the way pop back here for the links!!

Lou....You are here!!!!

For my make I grabbed a wodge of freshly printed off Boys will Be boys goodness and a Bot digi stamp and got to work making Mo a little altered notepad! and he LOVED it too!! what little guy wouldn't? these papers just rock!!!

Have fun hopping, see you soon!!!!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Just for you, a hug in a mug!!!!

Papers- Paper Blossom.
Digi stamp- A hug in a mug.
Morning everyone!!

Its my turn to post over on the Get Funky and Craft blog this morning sharing one of Funky Hand's one of golden oldies teamed up with one of the newer digi stamps!!!

I absolutely adore the greens and pinks in this downloads and the patterns are some of my favorites too so a little bit of die cutting and punching later and I had all the layers I needed to make a quick card!! by layering up I managed to use a few of my favs from the collection!!! and oooooooooh my new Ebosser cuts dies so gorgeously!! one slip through the Ebosser and my little Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die popped all its intricate bits out as soon as it popped out the die ( normally I sit pricking the bits out for ages afterwards with my pokey tool!!!)

I inked the edges of each piece with vintage photo distress ink just to make sure each layer didn't melt into the one before. I love inking edges,it just finishes things off!!

I printed out the mug and then paper pieced it a bit so that the sentiment and hearts didn't get lost in the pattern, then I popped it out on some foam. I really do love these mugs, they are just perfect for quick cards.

So we are planning a lazy day today!! I need to pootle away with some crafty bits and Little Mo is a little off colour today so hopefully the magic powders are kicking in and moving things along for him (...which he will probably like because he is a little fed up with not hitting 'sausage' shape on the poo chart!!!)

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

Friday, 27 September 2013

Happy Bugg on a Fabulous friday!!!!!

Image- Happy Bugg from Tiddly Inks.
Morning gorgeous peeps!!

wohooooooo!! its friday!!! I love love love friday because I get a whole day with my hubby!! we don't do much but when Mo is at school we just get to hang out!! today we are off into town to get my glasses tightened up ( plastic frames need a little adjustment now and then to stop them schlumping down my nose!!)

My card today has the super cute Happy Bugg on! I absolutely love her! I glossy accented her cake,hearts and name and they came out just gorgeous. I didn't want to add too many flowers so just a sprinkling in the corner was percfick!!

I hope you all have awesome days today. Thankyou so much for popping in to see me!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Saturated Canary challenge 53.......Paper Piecing!!

Afternoon Peeps!!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog and this week its a super one chosen by our gorgeous Jane. its....

"Paper Piecing"
so for this challenge we want to see your paper pieced goodness!

Now for the details....

You must use either a:
Saturated Canary Digi
Saturated Canary rubber stamp, 
or Simply Sassy rubber stamp 

I was in a stamping kinda mood so gorgeous Little Ladybug got inked up and treated to this delicious paper!! 
Now I am on a mission at the moment to use my stroke only stunning 12x12 papers.......GASP!!! but they are all so gorgeous they really do need to see the light of day!! and I am also on a use as much of it as you can on one card mission so this one has it inside and outside,on her dress and flowers made with it too!! go me!!!

I even attached a little tulle to the bottom of her skirt to make her look all gorgeous then hid her magically into tonnes of the flowers I had made with my scraps from the card base!! I even had 3 flowers left over!!

So while you are reading this I will be on my way to the dentists.....arghhhhhhhhhhhh I so don't do dentists (thats why I always go with Mo so I can play the brave adult act whilst digging my fingers quietly into the palm of my hand with great pressure whilst sitting there faking a happy mummy with her mouth wide open and weird dentist(...though in honesty he is quite delicious....!!) poking his fingers in them!!!!) and even worser my back wisdom tooth chipped and is a little sore and ouchy and I am guessing he will call me back to check it out some more...sigh!!!

Thank you all so much for popping in on me, its so lovely to have some vistitors!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Christmas candles....

Image- Harmony At Home from Tiddly Inks.
Hello Peeps!!
How are you all this happy hump day? fab I hope. I am a little bit off it with horrible fluey yukkiness but I have managed to have a little play this morning in my mopeyness and make some candles for chrimbles!!

I love love love christmas and this little row of gorgeous houses from Tiddly Inks was just right for me this morning. I coloured them up with my pastel blue promarker and then added lots of different colours to the little super cute doorsies!!! awwwww!!!. A little bit of stickle power and sequin yumminess and I called it done. 

I actually love this candle...might keep it for me....!! he he he he!!!

Right off to get some more paracetemol and mope around my front window incase the delivery dude brings my Ebosser!! I can't wait to have a go with it!!!!

huge hugs for you all and thankyou for popping in on me
ugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Passion for Promarkers challenge 217...One for the boys!!!!

Image- Spider Henry.
Papers- Red Bazzill.

Good Morning Peeps!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog this morning and today its....

One for the Boys

 and very excitingly we are sponsored by Clearly Besotted Stamps today!!

The challenge worked out kinda super for me as I had just had a boy order in!!!! I have had this gorgeous spider mouse freebie from Whiff of Joy for 3 years now and he got his first colouring up!! he is just so adorable I don't know why I haven't coloured him up sooner....and yes..there are some more coloured up Spider Henry's waiting to be turned into something cool sat on my desk!! he he he!!!

I used sandstone,cocoa and burnt sienna for his fluffy parts! poppy, crimson and burgundy for his reds and pastel blue,denim blue and midnight blue for the blues.

I love the gorgeous dies I used on this card as the Die namics mini chicken wire is just so cool!!! the letter dies are just a complete crafty chick staple neeeeeeed and the little Tim Holtz rosette die is just fun!!

Little Mo got on wonderfully at the hospital yesterday.  He was fabulously brave, took his dylan dog for support! Totally loving Dr Thomas at the hospital. He had a really good look at little Mo and a really good chat with him and after a really thorough check of his tummy Dr Thomas said he has bad constipation and a blocked 'poo garage' ( ya'll know how much Mo loved that saying!!!) So he has special powder coming and hopefully within a few months he will be able to maintain his bowel s on just one dose a day. when he felt his tummy he said it was all blocked and the vomitting and temps are from the pain he gets which Dr said can be really intense and uncomfortable for little ones,so hopefully he will start to feel much better soon! he is loving the poo scoring bit...euwww typical boy! this is what he has to look at to do it, I  the descriptions aimed at children....made it so much easier for me!! romfl!!! Here is a link if you want to peek in on it, I found it super duper helpful.
And the Mo quote of the day was....

" mummy!! I know why they are called paediatricians!!! Its because they always take your pee!!'........sigh....

Rigth must pootle off!! I have Django in doggy daycare today so he and Poppy are just schnuffling in the garden and I need to get the washing machine on! 

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 23 September 2013

A wish for you matching set!!!

Stamp- Make a wish.

Morning everyone!!

I have just got in from work and am nibbling on my marmalade on toast before I have a bath and snuggle down into bed!! s I thought I would share my DTDF blog DT make for today!!

I made a matching journal and card set using those gorgeous Bo Bunny Peacock Lane papers. I even paper pieced up my super cute little stamp to match! I love using those little scraps of paper left to do that and its loads of fun too!!!

I decided she needed some grass to stand in so I cut some of the paper with my grassy edges die,its soooo cool! I love the effect it gives when you fluff the grassy edges forward a bit!!

Right then, I had better go because Little Mo is at the hospital today, but before I go I just have to share this piccy Scott snapped of me and the little guy last night before I went to work! we fell asleep in mummy's bed. I am so very very thankful to have an awesome hubby who takes photographs of these moments for me (....which is good because I snore through them....!!!!)
These moments are just so very special and I treasure every one.

Have a magnificent monday peeps!! I'll be back later to pop in on you all.

huge hugs Lou xxxxxx

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Fairy Wishes....

Stamp- Fairy Wishes.
Die- namics Mini royal roses.
Good morning everyone!!!

Its my turn to share a make over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog today and today I have a little set I made yesterday.

I love this Fairy Wishes stamp, she is just gorgeous  I stamped and coloured away and it was just so relaxing. Her dress is such a gorgeous one to colour too.
The papers are some Websters Pages Botanical ones that I got free on a magazine a awhile ago, they are just so pretty and I had enough with the scraps to cut some mini royal roses.

I tucked some teeny little flowers from my stash in with them too. The sentiment is LOTV.

I sprayed the little notebook all over with some crafters companion iridescent glitter spray, I LOVE this stuff!! it makes everything magically sparkly :) every girl loves some sparkly!!!

Today we are off to my brothers cinema for a Charlie and the chocolate factory event. Mo simply cannot wait, he got up at 4:45am doesn't start until 10am...sigh....!! but he is sooooo excited. Its the original Charlie and the chocolate factory film which he loves! My brother has been working so hard with his team to get this old art deco cinema renovated and I am so very proud of them. If you want to peek in on how they are doing here is their facebook page! Mo just thinks its awesome that his uncle has a cinema!! bless him!!!!

Right got to go! there is a new Funky Hand download on its way and I have some bits to make with it!! eeeeeppp!! its a fabulous one, you are going to love it!!!

Have a great saturday peeps and thankyou for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 19 September 2013


Morning peeps!!!

ok so I am super awesomely lucky to work for some amazing DT's and Saturated Canary is just one of them. 
Now Krista did something pretty amazing this week and drew some digi's for an awesome fundraiser, you can find out more about it here. I whipped out my $5 as quick as I good, hit some bumps along the way with the donation site but Krista rescued me by pay palling it for me! phew!!!

This is my make for today with one of the images, Breathe, she is just beautiful and she fitted in perfectly with my feelings this morning too.

I have had a pretty big year this year and made some big leaps of faith regarding jobs and I am working hard on loosing some blubber too (...eek I am at 11st13lb this morning which is so cool as I was 13st8.5lbs just 4 months ago!!) and daft as it sounds the decisions to change those things in my life were not easy ones and many mornings I woke up panicking I had not done the right thing. Since July though things have been really settled and awesome for me and things just seem to of slipped into place and life is good!!!

And this morning I have been playing with my Stampin Up My Digital studio, now neeeeeeeeed this!! its awesome!!!! I am still playing with the free trial but when payday comes I have this on my list!!!! I did everything in there! 
I coloured her up with my fav colour combo ever, browns and pinks!! well, you all know they are my bestest!!!

She is a CAS card because thats how I needed her to be, this card is for me to pop in my crafty room to remind myself that the decluttering of everything that wasn't working and making me feel negative was absolutely best.

I am popping her over on the Charizma cards Favourite colours challenge too.

Right, thats all from one super happy Lou for today!!! off for a cuppa and bloggy womble now before I get a squidge more crafting done!!!

Have an awesome day peeps! 
huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Image- Bake me some love from Tiddly Inks.

Morning peeps!!

I am a little late popping today. Mo and I got chance to sleep in this morning and it was lurvely! we have just finished our breakfast and Mo is just having some tv time before school so I thought I would have a quick bloggy session!!

I made this super cute little recipe book yesterday. I really really love it! its so cute!! I used the gorgeous new Bake me some love wryn from Tiddly Inks. She is sooo cute! and she comes with a little freebie surprise too so quick! go get her!! he he he!!!

I coloured her up and fussy cut her out and then popped her up on some foam so she wasn't flat down on the background but as always dopey Lou is piccy struggling!!!!!

I absolutely adore these papers, they are Cosmo cricket and most definitely stroke only range but I managed to trim them with my eyes closed and glue them onto my notepad all the same!!!! romfl!!!!

Then I ripped a little on the edge and added a little spoon charm on some twine. I got all arty too and added some sprinkles from our cakey makey stash to take the piccy!!! get me!!!

Now for a Mo and Mummy pudding experiment waffle!!! so Mo loves digestive biscuits, just plain normal ones and he chooses them over all the other yummy biccies I try and get him to like everytime we go shopping!!!! and last night he wanted chocolate flavour angel delight for pudding so we decided to do some experimenting! 

We crushed up the digestives ( half a packet!!) and added a little melted butter and golden syrup then squished it all into the pie dish. Then we made up our angel delight and spread it over the top of the biscuity base.
Then we hit the choccy drops and sprinkles from the cakey makey supplies and popped it in the fridge and ooooooooh my!! does that taste delicious!!! it was yummo!!!

Right, got to go, need to get dressed and show willling for the scrum into the school hall to sign up for parent consultation evening!!! sigh!! I tell you those doors to the hall are just completely full with parents by the time they open the doors and then you have to kinda run to find your classes clipboard and get your childs name written on a time,its so funny!!!! 

Have an awesome day peeps and thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tiddly inks challenge 118...saying goodbye!!

Morning peeps!!
I am flying in by the seat of my pants this morning with my make for the new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!! This week its a Saying Goodbye theme!!! 

and even better!! there are new Tiddlies in the shop!! eeeeep!!! now they are of course just AWESOME!! I will be playing with them today!! I have had such a busy few weeks so I am looking forward to getting my crafty thang back on!!! last night I was mega ZZZZZZ's by 8pm!!!!
So the Tiddly inks I used isn't in the shop :( I searched for her this morning but if you like her and neeeeeeed her I am sure if you beg Christy she will pop her in there :) I doodled a whole load of goodbye sentiments on the little signs! she is soooo good for that! I love her!!!

Right, gots to go as its time for school!!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 16 September 2013

Hello .......

Papers- MME My Girl.

Morning peeps!!!

I hope you are all having a magnificent monday!!! II'm popping in this morning to share a bit of a cutie with you!!
You know how much I love my Tiddly Inks stamps and this set is growing to be one of my absolute favorites!!

And this little guy was just perfect to go with my new Blueprints 7 die set!! just popping out of that egg he looks like he is saying a super cute Hello!!

I coloured him up with my promarkers and then paper pieced his little eggy shell with a scrap of the same paper pad.

I am really loving experimenting with patterned papers at the minute. I am going for zingy and bright in denial of the colder weather setting in!! and....yup..yesterday we turned the heating on!!!!!

Yesterday I was super brave and took some bits to my brothers cinema to sell as he was having a charity fundraiser event to raise funds for a new projector. I was so excited because I sold a few bits and made a whopping £14! now you might think I am daft but I get so excited about the little things I manage to sell so I have been on cloud 9 since then!!

I will still be at work when this bloggy post goes live so I will pop in on you all this afternoon when I get up!!

huge squishy hugs 
Lou xxxx

Friday, 13 September 2013

Freaky friday...!!!!!

Image- Batty.
Papers- Bo Bunny peacock lane dot.
Dies- Cheery Lynn french pastry doily die.
Memory box wrought iron fence.

Morning Peeps!!
Ooooh its Freaky friday!!! romfl!! now I have to say Friday 13th has never really worried me but I do love the freakiness that goes with it and reading my facebook news feed this morning has made me realize that some of my buddies are quite superstitious!!! Me? I just start the day with my normal smiles and hugs for you all!!!

However...over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog we have a Freaky Friday 13th thang going on!!!!   
The Tiddly Inkers have made an awesome post of freaky gorgeousness for you to drool over and...if you leave a comment before Monday, you will have a chance at a special Tiddly Inks surprise!  Now, I don't know what the surprise is, but I have been told it will be filled with lots of Tiddly goodies.

I love the golden oldie gothic Tiddly Inks, they are just amazing (...need more please boss ;)  seriously though they are the images that pulled me into Tiddly Inks like a fish on a line and I still adore them as much all these years later!!! so I just had to print out and colour up Batty. She is GORGEOUS!!
I gave her a good colour up in some freaky colors,keeping her mostly mono with some hints of purple, and then....screwed her up!! yup! I screwed her up and squished her!! then I opened her back up and gave her a light disting of tea dye DI and then took her inside and ironed her flat again!! then there was a good old bit of ripping and distressing edges and she was done!! oooh I am sooo rough!!! lol!!!

I cut a couple of dies out and then stamped and punched out my little Boo sentiment using SU teeny tags and the jewelery tag punch.

I hope you all have a really freaky friday!! thank you for popping in on me!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Saturated Canary challenge 52.....Shabby Chic!!

Stamp- Wallflower.

Afternoon peeps!!! its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated canary challenge blog and the theme for Challenge 52 is..... 

"Shabby Chic"
so for this challenge we want to see your Shabby Chic=ness!!

For my make I actually panicked for a few days on what shabby chic is!! (....then had to ask gorgeous budette to help me out on if I had done any shabby chic, thank you Jane, mwah mwah hug hug!!....) 
Finally once I had got the hang of it I used the gorgeous Wallflower stamp and did a little paper piecing for her dress to match the backing papers! go Lou!!! he he he!!!

Its sooo lurvely to have my internet back!! I was very lost without it!!!! still playing catch up though!!! lol!!!
Normal SC challenge rules apply....

You must use either a:
Saturated Canary Digi
Saturated Canary rubber stamp, 
or Simply Sassy rubber stamp 

This challenge is open until Wednesday, September 25th @ 12:00pm EST. The randomly chosen winner will be posted Thursday with the new challenge

**Please turn off your word verification and turn on comment moderation. 

You just need to  need to go to 'Customise' , then choose 'Settings' then choose Comments Scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (it won't stop anybody commenting but they won't show on your blog till you approve them). Then you scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No.

Our DT don't want to miss any entries but word verification is becoming
increasingly hard and we have a whole lot of gorgeous makes we don't want to miss out on leaving the love for :)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Going a bit La La!!!!

Morning peeps!!! 
I still have no Internet.......arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...Scott saw a BT engineer down our street last night on his way home and he asked him to call in if he had time after his job to have a look and the lovely BT engineer did but alas he couldn't fix the problem as he didn't have time but we know where the problem is now in the cab so just need our engineer to come now!!

I have to admit blogging in iPad is tricky as I can't schedule up posts or change piccy sizes and I can't link in but if you go to the dies to die for shop and search for La La Land all these gorgeous bits will come up and as soon as I have Internet back I will linky you all in on this post!!!!! It's the La La land carousel horse shadow box.

I love love loved making this!! The papers on the horse and banners and box are bildmalarna papers. I decided to fill the holes in the frame with the scraps too, I love how that looks. And the is a whole tonne of stardust sticklers on this project. I just remember gorgeous horses and shiny glittery sparkles from carousels when I was little so that was my go to inspiration for this make.

There were a couple of stars left in the frame so I popped them out and added them to the ends of some twine I had threaded through the little plaque and then stamped make a wish on it from a our innocence stamp set. I added a couple of teeny gems on the ends too. It's sooooo cute!!

I am so sorry I haven't been able to pop in on you all for a couple of days but I will be coming round as soon as I get back online properly!!!!! I just know I am missing out on a whole tonne of gorgeousness from you all.

Huge hugs and thankyou's for popping in on me 
Hugs Lou xxxxx

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Passion for pro markers challenge 215... Perfect Pets...

Morning peeps!! 
I am blogging form my iPad mini today as we have no Internet at home.......(Lou inserts small whimpers and tears at this point because ya'll know I am a cyber chick!!!!!!)
But all is not lost as after (....after many tears and more small whimpers.....) I have found a blogger app in the App Store!!! So my photo of my make is not its normal Lou-ness as it has been done on my iPad with the Instagram frame app and I can't work out how to hyperlink.....sigh!! But it's a post none the less!!! Romfl!!!

So this weeks challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog is set by our Shelley and is Perfect Pets.....which of course for me screamed use an LOTV!!!!!

I absolutely love this stamp,it's just gorgeous and once I had coloured it up using my Promarkers I added a good splodging of antique crackle deco patch. Ooooooh this stuff is fabulous!!! Once it was dry I lightly rubbed over the top with some tea dye distress ink to bring out the cracks a bit more, I hope you can see it with the iPad piccy :(

Well,that's me for today folks!! I am off to stare at my hub and DSL light now in the hope that they come back to life whilst staring out of the window in the hope that a BT engineer turns down the corner of my street to fix the problem.........sigh!!!

Thankyou for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Vampire Pumpkin.....

Image- Vampire Pumpkin.

Hiyah everyone!! I'm back with another post today! (if you are looking for my Funky Hand hop make please scroll down to the post below!!)

I used the super sweet new Vampire Pumpkin to make a little wall hanging for Mo. He LOVES halloween and it had to be for him as he tried to steal the coloured image twice before I even got it made into anything! cheeky monkey!!!

I coloured him up using my promarkers and tried to get his skin looking all vampirey. It does actualy sparkle but I don't think the camera picked that up, hey ho! he still looks cute!!!

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

Funky Hand new christmas collections blog hop!!

Hello Peeps!!!! 

The Funky Hand Design Team are having a christmassy little blog hop this weekend to celebrate the launch of the new Christmas themed downloads. The new downloads are jam packed full of fabulous and funky christmas papers. We couldn't have a new release without some awesome new Wordbooks and there are even some gorgeous new digital stamps to play with!! 

They will be officially released on Sunday the 8th September, BUT we wanted to invite you on a little hop around to see what the gorgeous Funkettes have been busy making with them!!

If you join in the fun with our blog hop you could be in with a chance of winning a fabby prize of a complete new download collection! 

The hop will be starting over on Anice's Funky Hand Thoughts blog and is open from

 Saturday 7th September at 8:30am GMT until 12 midnight GMT Sunday 8th September

All you need to do is pop in on all the girls blogs, look for their letter, making sure you leave a comment on each blog and then pop back here and leave a comment to let us know you got all the way round and what you think the anagram is!! We would love to know which download is your favourite too ( ....helps us a bit with the prize then :) !!)

My letter is A!! I gave you a few clues up in that top paragraph!! :)

Here's the hop order so if you get lost along the way pop back here for the links!!


Get Funky inspiration blog.
So here is my little make to share with you all!! I love the wordbooks Anice designs, they are always so much fun so I wanted to share these 2 with you.

This one is made with the Sleigh Ride wordbook download...
I made a joke book for Mo with christmas cracker jokes inside it!! He LOVES those jokes!! he saves them every year!!

and this one is made with the Silent Night download and the Merry Christmas digi words....
 thank you for hopping in on me!! Now its time for you to hop on over to see what Ruth made!!