Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Big Girl Pants......

Image- Big Girl Pants from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Papers- Crate Paper Oh Darling.
and...totally enabling y'all...

It's Mo's Winter Sale!!! 

Save 20% off your digital stamp order
use code BIGCHILL

now through Sunday, January 11!!!

Afternoon peeps!!

How are you all? I hope you are all ready and fired up for the new year, I am going to wish you all an uber duber happy new year. We don't really bother with it all in our house but this year Mo asked what it was so we told him we will wake him up at 11:45pm to see the new year in...chances are he will just stay asleep and mumble something but we are still going try to get him up and have a little warm milk and chocklit snack with him to celebrate!!

I saw an image a few days ago that so reminded me of Mo Manning's Big Girl Pants image that I just had to print her out and have a play with her. I have a friend going through a really tough time at the minute so went for a good old 'cheer you up' and I'm thinking of you card. I absolutely adore how this turned out.

I hope it raises a smile when she gets it! its just such a lovely image for a cheer you up 'cos you're feeling pants card!!

Right, must dasheroo! I have a washing machine full of clean laundry to hang out on the airer...way too cold for outside drying here!! and another load to get in...which will mean a mountain of ironing for this afternoons job! I don't mind at all though, I love ironing!

Huge hugs and Happy new year!
Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Baker Mae.....

Stamp- Baker Mae from SOG.
Papers- Bildmalarna Picnick - Lots of Flowers.
Hi everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying christmas break. I bought some stamps in the black friday offers from SOG a few eeks ago and they arrived last week. They were surprise grab bags and eeeeeeeep did I get gorgeous stamps in them!!

Last night I had chance to have a bit of a play with Baker Mae. I had oodles of fun putting together a little gift box to pop her onto.

The little pearly bit is recycled from one of my christmas crackers!! go me!!!

Right, I need to pootle off because we have some gorgeous visitors coming, my 2 little babies I used to nanny for...except they are not little babies anymore! they are almost 15 and 13...sigh, time goes sooooo quickly!!!!

Huge hugs for you all and thank you for popping in on me

Lou xxx

Monday, 29 December 2014

Bugs & Kisses..........

Hi everyone! 
Wow monday whizzed round fast again! I have had such an uber duber fabby christmas week! I hope you've all had a lovely one too.

I've had time to have a first go with this fabulous Lawn Fawn stamp and Die set that Little Mo and I treated ourselves too before christmas. We both fell straight in love with it! it really is the cutest set so be warned for weekly postings of variations on this set!! he he he!!

Thank you for popping in, all the linkies are above under the photo that you might need!!!

Hugs Lou xxxx

Friday, 26 December 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Winter Wedding...

Good Morning everyone!!!

Its the time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies showcase!!! and each month our fabulous Funkettes will be over on our blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads and CD Roms. 

Today's showcase is centred all around the gorgeously funky and fabulously festive Winter Wedding Download. Just look at this amazing collection of different backing papers and two wordbooks  included. 

There is nothing like a beautiful winter wedding. We have created this craft backing paper collection in chilly colours to reflect the brilliance of this season. The Winter Wedding craft backing paper download has the cool colours dark blue, mid blue, pale blue, blue white and lilac as it's design palette to evoke the feeling of that season. All the backing papers work perfectly together and as well as using them for creating Wedding or anniversary cards they can be very easily used for lots of other craft projects and handmade cards. These backing papers are very versatile and we are sure they will be on the top of the mat in your crafting space regularly. Why not download them? You 'snow' you want to! Take a look at the gallery to see the different card designs the Funky Hand Design Team created using this collection in the gallery over in the shop and some more recent makes below....

this download is most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!

Winter Wedding

Oh and don't forget!!! ALL the Funky Hand CDs are still priced at just £1.00 each over on the website 

I went for a christmassy make with mine for my little brother and made a 'manly' fires box to pop his christmas pressie in!! here it is all empty so you an see those yummy papers at work!!

All I needed to do was add a yummy wooden snowflake to the little circle part at the front.
I really do love a download with versatility that can swing from weddings to man makes!!!

Right, I am off to enjoy boxing day!! we are popping to Scott's parents for lunch and then home again. Little Mo is much better after being quite poorly from 1:50am yesterday morning, he has a nice little bit of colour popping back into his cheeks and though he is still complaining of a headache he doesn't look half as dozey today!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Super Day!!!

Image- Super Day from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Dies- Die-Namics Blueprints 9.

Merry Christmas morning gorgeous people!!!

I am so so very excited today as I got one of my christmas presents early a couple of weeks ago and I cannot tell you how hard I have been sitting on my hands not to blurtle the news out. I am so excited and uber honoured to be joining the DP2 challenge blog team!! oh my oh my oh my!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeep and squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

So for my first challenge joining the girls as a DT member ( more eeeeep and squeeee!!!) I had to pick my favourite Mo's Digital Pencil creation of the year. 

Well, that one was easy. My gorgeous friend Alyce challenged me to do a make with some uber not me colours a little while ago. My heart almost stopped when she showed me the colours (...and there was lots of sweary about Alyce words muttered under my breath as I picked the pens out of my pen rack!!) but once I had started I absolutely enjoyed every minute. Stepping out of the comfortable colour tones zone was sooo much fun in the end that I felt really rather accomplished!!

So, that's my super duper exciting news. I must say a huge thank you to Mo and Pat for wanting me to come play with them, I am still pinching myself and very much looking forward to getting stuck in with each challenge...there are some awesome ones coming up peeps ;)

So, its onto the fun of christmas for me! I don't do the whole stressy christmas thing, we have fun...all day.

This year I am doing slow cooked pulled pork and cranberry sauce wraps, yum!!!! its a wonderfully stress free and fun dinner! then we have piggies in blankets and stuffing balls to go with it!

Don't forget to pop in and see what my new teamies chose as their makes...I've seen them..they are all dreamy!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Shepherd Boy...

Image- Shepherd Boy from Saturated Canary.

Morning everyone!

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! its christmas eve!! there's only one more sleep until we can all celebrate jesus' birthday and I can't wait. Its such a magical day, our house is always full of family bubble time and love, along with the delicious smell of food cooking away.

The Saturated Canary DT girls are sharing a little post with some stunneroonie makes today to say merry christmas to you all so I wanted to share my little shepherd boy make.

He is just so adorable and uber fun to work with as that happy little face just makes you smile every time you look down on it.

Right, time for me to pootle off and get a cup of tea. Little Mo and I have dogs to plod before we can snuggle down for a movie morning and wait for Scott to get home from work! then we are off out for a christmas eve restaurant tea and an early night in time for the fun of christmas day.

huge hugs for you all

Lou xxxxx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Santa Louis...

Stamp- Santa Louis.
Hi everyone!!

I am a squidge later than normal today..bad me! lol!! I didn't get my little tag quite finished before I went to work last night and then when I got home at 7:10am this morning I had to rush straight up to get a quick nap in as its holiday time and little Mo is not at school ( is mostly being sponsored by espresso...!!!!).

In between being taught how to play Minecraft, making cinder toffee and playing with the dogs I have finally managed to get a piccy taken and write a bloggy post!!

Oh my...I am so in love with this little Stamping bella stamp. Mo Manning always knows howto capture magic in her stamps and this one just reminded me so much of my little guy and our 2 dogs that I just had to pop it in my shopping cart!

I cut the tag and stamped him just a little off to the side to get the nose of the pooch in, its too cute to miss out!!

The little stars are cut out with the off cuts of my Basic Grey Aspen paper from last week, there were a couple of oddments just sitting near my ebosser when I went to cut the stars out and I decided the blue tones would match his little dungarees.

I can't wait to get Little Mo's christmas present wrapped and pop his tag on, he will love it!

Right, time for more coffee....I look like a zombie today...I am going to take really good notice of the Minecraft playing going on by laying on the settee next to Mo...its purely just to watch and snoozing will be happening after 2 seconds......bwah ha ha ha!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dare to make your teenage son a christmas card....!!!

Image- Dare from Mo's Digital pencil.
Hi everyone!!

phewh! I am not actually sure where this week went!! lol! but with Mo's birthday and my mum having another operation on her back it seems to of swooshed away with me!!

But, all is not bad as I did get time to sit down and make my big boys christmas card today. Christmas cards for cool 14 yr olds are tough so I decided to go all out cool!! 

I grabbed Dare from Mo's Digital Pencil and settled in for some colouring and cool paper fun. All I really needed to do was add a few cool cogs (...I don't know why, the papers just called cogs to me!!!)

And I even got some time with him this afternoon and he came with me to pick Mo up from school which was a wonderful surprise for Mo and he was so pleased to see his big bro!! 

The end of term has come just on time as Mo is absolutely shattered, as I type he is falling asleep on the settee with Dasher, watching 'A Monster in Paris' so I am going to go run a nice warm bath and get him snuggled down for a good nights sleep!!

Huge hugs to you all
Lou xxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Snow Day....

Image- Snow Day from Mo's Digital Pencil.
(snowflake Kraft a retired Pink petticoat paper)
Morning everyone!!

I hope you are all waking up to a terrific tuesday! we are here! its Mo's 10th birthday and we have been awake since 2:30am...romfl!!!!! I did manage to get one excited little man back to sleep for a couple more hours but by 4:45am the excitement was just too much and we got up!! lol!!

I'll pop a couple of piccies of his cake on in a minute but first I need to waffle on some about this card!! eeeeep! I love this little image! its such a cute one and I was in a card with pop kinda mood so I went for a stepper one. They are simple but really effective cards to make and I love how they turn out.

..and onto the little guy's cake!! oooh I had fun with this one!! I am not a great cakey baker at all but I do adore making my family their birthday cakes instead of buying one, it just feels more special.

I had to go for a Lego's theme this year, Mo LOVES his Lego's so I bought a couple of molds from ebay and got busy melting candy melts for little men and lego bricks, then for the grey board looking icing I got ready roll icing in grey and sqooshed it over the bottom of one of Mo's grey lego baseboards.

I am very proud of my little '10' scene...I maked that all by myself!! romfl!!!!!!!!

Right, I had better get a wriggle on. School run time is creeping up and I need to get my hair brushed and look like I haven't been awake for hours and could actually do with zonking back out to sleep!!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Willow Greeting Fairy...

Morning all!!

ooooh christmas week is really coming in and I LOVE it!! in our house we have the little guy's birthday to celebrate tomorrow and then we go all out christmas!! We try to keep the excitement for the 2 special days separate so he gets a real birthday feeling, its so hard when its close to christmas!!

So my share for you all today is a make with Willow Greeting Fairy. This is one of the most delicious stamp sets I have, she is just magical. (The little brown coloured sentiment stamps on her image mat are LOTV)

Heres a picture of the set so you can see just what you get on there! too cute right?!!!

*NEW* Tiddly Inks - Willow Greeting Fairy

Right, time to pootle off! there's a cup of tea with my name on it and I have a couple of new school t-shirts to sew Mo's name tag into as he has chewed the old ones! little monkey!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

pop out christmas cuteness!!

Image- Fairy Christmas from mo's digital Pencil.
Lori Whitlock Pop out book card from the Sil Store.

Morning all!

brrrrrrrrrrrrr! its a chilly one out there today!! I have got the heating on and am considering a good old hot wheaty bag as I am still defrosting from dog walking! I have another one to go yet today before Scott and I pootle off to Mo's school carol concert and nativity. I cannot believe the end of term is next week?! its gone so fast but boy oh boy do I love this time of year.

This little make from me today is my little brother and family christmas card. I am always sooo late with my christmas cards, I never start them fully on time!! I promise myself every year I will get better at it but...noooooooooooooooo!! still late!!

But I loved this pop out book card from Lori Whitlock and had to get it into action!!

I love this pop out inside, its perfect for showing that special person your verse. I have seen other people pop images on the inside so I am going to give that a go later too, but maybe not today as I am working tonight so need to try and squeeze in a snoozle!!

Right, off to make a cuppa and maybe have a nice hot bath too, I love daytime baths in the winter time and the furry royalties are fast asleep on the settee so a bit of me time might be in order!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Cutie Emma..........

Image- Christmas Cutie Emma from Tiddly Inks.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed pink and Blush.
Midnight Blue, Denim Blue and Pastel Blue.
Burnt Sienna, caramel and Sandstone.
Morning peeps!!
Its a bit of a cheaty double post from me again today as I have 2 Dt posts to do in one day and I want to combine them both as its 2 lusheroonie challenges!! he he he!!! y'all would get so bored of seeing me post more!!! so here goes.....

So, its time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly inks challenge blog and this time we want to see you get your crafty thing going and the next challenge is...

Winter Blues

Grab your favourite Tiddly Inks Fairy stamp or digital image and think along the lines of..
any shades of blues papers/ embellies, colouring mediums in blues,
 festive happiness and fun!!
(**remember...We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc 
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image to be eligible for the prize**)

Over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog we are launching our very special Mega Christmas challenge which runs for a whole month and ends on 6th January 2015. You will need to pop over to the challenge blog to peek at them! its a BIG list!! 

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “bingo”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you use the bingo board.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.

Here is the bingo board you must use for your creations (you can use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal).  Please tell us which line you have used in your post:


I chose the ' Buttons / Lace / Blooms ' row on the Passion for Promarkers bingo grid and the ever so cute and gorgeous Christmas Cutie Emma to make my Winter Blues card.

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy Bingo grid challenges, they are just the best inspiration givers for making a card (I even saved this one as soon as Denise posted it for future use!!! he he he!!!).

I made my own flowers using the off cuts from my card base and some of my favourite ever flower dies, Die Namics Mini Royal Roses and Die-namics rolled daisy. They are the most fabulous dies, you can make them as tight or floopy as you wish, i go for medium so they fan out all pretty. And then theres those Impression Obsession Heart stems, well, they are just a perfect addition for any card or make, they are stunning.

Phewsh! what a long post!!!! romfl!!! but a cute card for you to peek at in return for \lou waffles! and for those wondering how my little furballs are taking to each other, this photo sums it up perfectly....
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Thanks for being you.......

Hi everyone! 

Just popping in quick, before I take a shower and chill out after my night shift, with my make for today!! I colored and paper pieced this little cutie up, she is just adorable!! and then I added a few little die cut accents to the card to really highlight her.

This was an uber fun card to make!!

Thank you for peeking in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A creative Romance...Anything Goes, Goodbye :(

Image- Fairy Christmas from mo's digital Pencil.
Papers- Pink Petticoat ( but I can't find them in the store )

Morning everyone!

It is with uber duber sad Lou face that I am blogging my last make for the Creative Romance challenge bog today. I have been so very, very honored to be on this team with the most amazing ladies, but Becky and Jen have taken that heartbreaking decision to finish the challenge blog after this last challenge.

I would like to take a squidge of time to thank the girls over there with all my heart for asking me to play along with them, I have loved it. So, onto the fun!!!

Our Final challenge is a nice open.....

Anything goes 

which will run for the whole month of December closing on the 2nd Jan 2015.

We are sponsored for our last challenge by Live and Love Crafts with a £10 Voucher.

I just had to use on of my so super cute new Fairy Christmas Fairies from Mo's Digital Pencil, oh my! this little trio are just adorable!! I chose the lil guy rollin' a huge snowball for this card but I felt guilty leaving the other 2 on my printed sheet !! he he he!!!

His hair is all sparkly, well, fairies are magical!!! I adore this card, it will be an uber toughy to let go off...wonder if I can send it to myself?!!! romfl!!!!

Right, off to play with little Mo and the pawsy troop! things are going so lovely with our little Dasher, our next job is building him up into a healthy little bundle like his gorgeous big sis, Furball princess Poppy. We are so proud of her, she has been just amazing with him. She is currently trying to teach him how to play with a ball, its so sweet, she keeps throwing it up for him and showing him how to catch it and then plopping it down in front of him to how him what to do!!! what a clever girl!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Friday, 5 December 2014


Image- Ewe and me from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Blue grunge star paper ( past freebie from Tiddly Inks)

Morning peeps!!

Ok so I am a bit excited today!! I am uber duber on love with the new sheep release from Tiddly Inks (personal fav is the Hope ewe get well one as I asked for that one for my mamma!!) They are just so much fun! I have 2 more on the boil for blogging when I get them finished but these 2 makes are good to go!!! I love .png files! they make it so easy to team up these baa-rilliant sheep with some of Christy's fabulous papers.

Now I have been brought up with my mum's sheep obsession...she has ornaments,slippers, tea towels, pictures, socks, teddies, hot water bottle, name it she has a sheep on it so whenever I see sheep I think of her!!!!

On Mo's birthday she is going to sheffield for a huuuuuuge operation,the surgeon doing it in flying in from spain and has only done 2 of this operation before ..gulp....but he invented the method he is using so I am hopeful he knows what he is doing!!!!! I have seen the youtube video, its scary!! I will get mum to link me it and you can all euuwwwwww with me!!!!! 

Anywhoo, I made her this get well card......

Image- Hope ewe get well from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Gothic Girls paper pack from Tiddly Inks.

Please pop over to Christy's blog and peek in on all the stunning makes from the Tiddly Inkers, (their makes make my makes mine look total knickers but I'll send you there anyway!!! he he he!!! )

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Have a paw-fect christmas!!!

Morning everyone!!

I have a super fun little make for you today. I made 10 of these little cards for my friend who is an absolute hero at our local RSPCA  branch. They are having a craft fair day on the 13th December so I am hoping to get a few more makes in!!

The papers in the T Dawg wordbook download are just so paw-fect for cute pet themed cards, I love them. I printed them out at half size so none of that cute bone detail was missed on the little stocking!

I think that the Kendrick Kat Wordbook is going to get the same use this week for some more with a kitty theme!! he he he!!

I would love to make a whole stack more of these as a thank you for my gorgeous little Dasher who we rescued from the local RSPCA kennels and we are picking him up today! I can't wait!!! roll on 2pm!!!!!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bubbling Love.....

Image- Bubbling Love.
Hi everyone!
oooooooooh its a chilly one out there today!! I am just getting ready to pop out to buy Dasher a little jumper or tshirt to help him feel calm and snuggly when we go fetch him tomorrow but wanted to pop in with a little creation before I go!!
This is my make with the gorgeous new Bubbling Love image and for a limited time only, ****SALE ends TUESDAY, Dec 2nd, @ 1pm EST.****, she comes with a free stamp!! oooooooh!! here are some details from Krista below....
Three stamps are available today with a secret stamp attached to each purchase. Each ***Cyber Monday*** digital stamp is labeled in my shop.
You will see the extra stamp downloads on the receipt page after checkout. They will also be included in your download email. You will not have to email me for the free secret stamp.
There is no code you need to add to take advantage of the sale. You will just receive the two stamps for the price of one.
Happy Cyber Monday!! 
**Bubbling Love** comes with a exercise-themed stamp.
**Flowers** comes with a Valentine-themed stamp.
**Dancer** comes with a tourist/photographer-themed stamp.

so quick!! go get your buys in peeps!!! I have seen the free images and oooooooh they are so good!!! 
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Robot Boy.....

Stamp- Robot Boy.
Morning everyone! 

I have been in the boy card making mode as my little guy is turning 10 in a couple of weeks and he loves anything mechanical and taking bits apart so I just had to treat myself to the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Robot Boy stamp! he is just perfect!!

I coloured him up with my promarkers and then fussy cut him out.

Then it was time to have some fun with the Robot glitter pad, oh my! is this one cool!! I LOVE it!!

the stamps I used for the number 10 are the A La Mode Big Birthday Numbers but I can't find them in the shop to linky!! will ask Da Boss and get back to you on that one!! lol!!!

Right then, school run and then bed! last nights shift at work was sooo busy!! and we had an uber exciting sunday! we took a little ride out to the rescue kennels for their open day and this little guy just slipped into our hearts!!

Please meet Dasher, our new little boy! we can't wait to get him home!!!

Isn't he just scrummy??? 

Thank you for popping in

Hugs Lou xx

Friday, 28 November 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Sleigh Ride..

Morning everyone!!!

Its the time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies showcase over on the Get Funky and Craft blog !!! and each month our fabulous Funkettes will be here on our blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads and CD Roms. 

Today's showcase is centered all around the gorgeously funky and fabulously festive Sleigh Ride Download. Just look at this amazing collection of different backing papers and two wordbooks  included. 

Sleigh Ride Christmas craft backing paper collection contains Christmas backing papers with a quirky, bright colour palette including aqua,green and red. The backing papers contain designs that are perfect for your Christmas card creations but they also include many designs that can be used the whole year round on other projects. Take a look at the gallery to see the different card designs the Funky Hand Design Team created using this collection in the gallery over in the shop and some more recent makes below....

this download is most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!

Sleigh Ride downloadable backing papers.

Oh and don't forget!!! ALL the Funky Hand CDs and Betty Stamp collections are still priced at just £1.00 each over on the website 

So Betty wantedto get stamped up and play and I thought it would be rude not to listen to her so I stamped her on a few of my scraps from the card and paper pieced her up to match. And... I thought she looked sooo great too...then Mo came home from school..took one look at it and said...." Betty has a big red boobie mummy" was so matter of fact it was hilarious!! so here you have it, Betty merry and Bright with her big red boobie!!! lol!!

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