Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Ready, set, snow....

Papers- Bo Bunny Mistletoe.
Morning all!!

well, I am not ashamed to admit I am still enjoying pootling along with some wintery makes....and....if I am totally honest...jealous that my makes have snow and we don't where I live!!!

I really enjoyed playing with this gorgeous little set! you can just do your own thing with the huge range of stamps in the set!! so cute!!

I die cut the globe on a separate bit of paper and popped it out form the card base, oh my, it looks soooo cute!!!!!!

Today we are off out for a little drive to get some hamster bedding floof and just shake off that cabin fever feeling! we managed a bit of a play outside yesterday but it is sooooo windy here. Luckily no rain or terrible flooding as we have seen from other areas in the UK. Our thoughts have been so fixed on all of those affected over this christmas period. We have been watching the news in disbelief :(

Right, woofer walk and then out!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 28 December 2015

On a Snowball...coming soon!!

Image- On a snowball.
Coming soon to the Mo's Digital Pencil store!
Papers-Pebbles Happy Day 6x6 pad.

Morning everyone! Lou in with a share for you today and I am very excited to be giving a sneak peek of the stunning new 'On a Snowball' image coming soon to the Mo's Digital Pencil store! I bet y'all can't wait for this one!! she is too cute!! 

And as an uber bonus she is fab for a whole tonne of occassions! I went for a good old Hi kinda card...which I will need because I totally forgot to post out most of my christmas cards with Mo being poorly for a few days. He is tonnes better now and having a good nibble at foods that he fancies so thats lovely.

It felt so good to have a bit of a colour up after a few days of immersing myself in family time. We have had such a lovely relaxed christmas, playing with Mo's new top trump cards...Plop trumps! so funny! all about animal poop!!!!

Right, enough Lou waffling!! have a great day everyone!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Tiddly Inks challenge #173- Merry Berry!!

Stamp- Willow christmas fairy clear stamp set.
Papers- Kaisercraft Twig and Berry.
(golden oldies from 2012 and very stroke only!!)

Morning all!! its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and today its.....

Merry Berry!!
so... think reds and burgundys and christmas yumminess images/stamps 
 themed papers/ embellies, etc!

(**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 **)

I just had to ink up my gorgeous  Willow christmas fairy clear stamp set. She is just so cute. I masked off her boots and bag so that I could stamp a few of the present stamp around her feet and ooooooh I love the sparkle from my little sparkle pen on her wings! it looks so sweet!!

So Little Mo and I are taking it easy again today! he has his sewing machine and stuffing all ready to make some cute christmas bunting and we are going to take a little walk.
We are also going to attempt making our first ever macarons today...if we are brave enough!!! lol! they look quite tricky but fun!!! I'll let you know how we got on!!!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas Fairy Holly......

Rubber stamp version- Fairy Holly.
Papers Kaisercraft Twig and Berry.

Morning all.

I have a make for you all today using the gorgeous Holly. I used the Penny Black rubber version for this make but luckily she is available in my favourite - digital version too.

I chopped her feet off to fit her on this gorgeous tag die cut.I adore making these tags. I make them a little easel stand on the back by cutting 2 DieNamics rustic hearts die cuts ( the long and skinny heart) and then fold them in half. Glue along one half and stick in to the other half of the 2nd heart, then unfold them to make the easel stand. 

These tag cards look so divine on the mantel or windowsill.

I used my yummy new spectrum noir clear sparkle pen to get that gorgeous blingyness on her dress. They are such lovely sparkle pens.She is popped out on foam but its a bit tricky to see from the photo.

The sentiment die cuts came in my Kaisercraft Twig and Berry paper pad. Its an old one from 2012 release but the papers are so pretty I can't help but use them.

I'll be home from work in an hour ( scheduled posting is my friend this week!!!). A quick nap before Scott leaves for work and then its me and little Mo time. I adore the holidays so much, time with my little guy is always the best days.

Hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Merry Christmas Blog Hop...

also available in...
Stamp- Little Elf present from Penny Black.

It's time for the Dream Team's final Blog Hop for 2015 and our Debby chose the theme of Christmas. A winner in my eyes since we are loving sinking into the chrimbles feeling here in our house! Its the last day of term and the holiday excitement is sooo sweet!!!

So, you need to start over on Debby's blog 
Just in case you get lost along the way here's this month's Blog Hop run

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from someones comments so make sure you comment on everyone in the blog hop posts.
I decided to make a lil bit of something to surprise my little mo on the tree this morning ,...which was quickly followed by mummy not be able to blog this make and falling out with blogger...there may of been cursing...and a little foot stamping....

I actually inked up one of my new Penny Black stamps for this project. OOOOOOH!! they are big but they stamp sooooooo good!!! and thank goodness I have my MISTI tool to help me stamp because I panicked about using this one!!!!!

So, please hop on over to Alice and see what she has for you now...I just jknow its going to be divine!!!!

Right, got to go!! Huge hugs and love Lou xxx

Monday, 14 December 2015

Fairy Merry Christmas....

Papers- Bo Bunny Mistletoe.
sentiment- Mini messages mama elephant.
Dies- Mini Tags mama elephant.
Tilda Lace border.

Morning all! I'm in with a make for you today using one of the magical little miss's from the  Five Little Fairies set.

They are just the cutest and picking just one of them for the card was the hardest part!! see..here was my problem....all so cute!!

A bit of christmassy paper and froo froo fun and she was done!

Thank you for popping in
Lou xx

Let it snow...

Stamps- Holiday Snow Globe Your Next Stamp.

Morning everyone!!

I had some mini card making fun with my lil guy over the weekend and this is my go at it!!! ....I must admit...he made 23 and I made...ermmm...1!!!!!! yup! he beat me hands down!!!!!

But He LOVES this set...
*NEW* Your Next Stamp- Holiday Snow Globe

and I have to admit, its sooo cute!!! there are so many different combo's and ways to use this stamp set! our next job with it is Christmas tags..so..he will probably rock at that too!!!!! lol!!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas Attire...

Morning everyone!
Lou in with a post for you today using Christmas Attire. She is such a sweetheart.

Whenever I feel a bit stuck at what card to make, I switch t out and make myself a tag for my tag collection! I have tonnes of these little beauties. I use them to pop on the windowsill to dress it up on a little easel I bought from the range for £1. Its so nice to change them out and have something new to make me smile in a morning.

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tiddly Inks challenge #172..Holly Jolly....

Stamp- My boy clear stamp set from Tiddly Inks (now retired in stamp form)

Good morning everyone!! and welcome to another Tiddly Tuesday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!!! its time for a fab new challenge and this time we are getting that festive feeling! so our challenge for this time is....

Holly Jolly!
so... think greens and golds and christmassy images/stamps 
 themed papers/ embellies, etc!

(**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 **)

So I went boy! I adore this little stamp set. Its retired now but if you have it, its just the best! its great for all occassions with that little guy with his parcel so it fitted really well into that chritsmassy feeling!!

Right, I've got to scoot! I am starving but haven't had chance to stop for some brekkie yet!!

Thank you for popping in!! Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 7 December 2015

Steam into christmas........

Image- The Engineer.

Morning everyone! I am steaming in with a make for you today using one of my favourite images, The Engineer. But don't worry! for the rubber stamper in you he comes in slapstick form as Engineer over in the Penny Black shop! wahooo! win win!!!

This one is for my Grandad who was a fireman on the steam train called 'The Mallard' here in the UK until 1956.

Thank you for popping in 
Hugs Lou xx

Friday, 4 December 2015

Reindeer Kisses...

Morning everyone!! I hope you are all waking up to festive and fabulous fridays! he he he!!!
Today its fab friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and the Tiddly Inkers are flashing their stuff!! 

I just had to go with Reindeer Kisses. I LOVE this image and it was just perfect for my card to Scott...although inside is a little x-rated...it says ...'You make me jingle with your tingle' !!! well, he is my world and he still rocks it as much as ever!!

We have 2 new tyres to get fitted to the car today and a few other jobs to do so I had better get myself into gear!!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Dare to be different.DP2 challenge...

Image- Dare from mo's digital pencil.
Papers- Kraft christmas from Pink petticoat 
(no longer available)
Sentiment- Banner Holidays.
Good afternoon everyone!

Its that time of the month again where a fab new challenge pops up on the DP2 challenge blog. And this months is a super fun one to get your thinking colour caps on if you choose to!! its.....

 Anything Goes w/Mo Image/Optional: 'Non-Traditional Christmas ' theme.

                                   Up for grabs: $5.00 vouchers for Mo's online store!!

Remember to follow Mo's Challenge Rules ...
use at least one Mo Manning image...
NEW creations only! (No backlinking)...
And, please, only ONE entry per person!

So I used Dare . I just love him and a tonne of gorgeous digital Kraft papers that I bought moons ago from Pink Petticoat when it was open. A splodge of black paper to moody it up and the job was done!!

Right, I need to scoot and go get Mo from school. We are going to my work (Tesco's) to go and spend £3 of his pocket money on food for the charity foodbank that the store is doing. He has been looking forward to it all week and has already planned out what he is going to buy for them!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Morning everyone! its a super fly by post from me today!! I totally forgot to do the post for this yesterday!! derrrr Lou!!! 

Isnt he just the cutest though!! all the links you need to find this little cutie in the shop are below the piccy!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 30 November 2015

Little Bear....

Image- Little Bear.
Morning everyone!!

I wanted to share my Little Bear make with you all today, I apologise for the lighting, its been such a gloomy weekend here in the UK but this it cheered me up so much making something with this fluffy little bear! he's just adorable!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tiddly Inks Challenge #171- Anything Goes........

Papers- Past Tiddly Inks freebie Blue star grunge paper.

Morning everyone!!

Its that Tiddly-ing time of the week again where we set the Tiddly Inkers free on a new challenge for you all to get your teeth into. Being as we've had a whole tonne of themes recently, we thought we'd set your creativity free on  a good old.....

Anything Goes!!
so... grab your fav Tiddly Inks images/stamps and let your creativity flow!!

(**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, any not using a Tiddly Inks image will be deleted from our link up **)

I decided to make a birthday countdown for my little guy!  i love how you can do it so easily using word and my trusty .png files! all i need to do was make the chart and then insert my blue star grunge paper and images in and print!

A little splodge of colour, hot glued string to the pencil and kerpowee! it was done! Mo loves it!!!

Thank you for popping in! Huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 23 November 2015

XOXO ............

Image- XOXO.

Hi everyone! I'm awake after work and just having my brekkie so thought I would share my Dream Team make with you all. Isn't she just the cutest little sweetheart? I love her little chubby cheeks!!

She is perfect for so many occasions with those little flowers in her hand but I had that christmas feeling in my bones as we had a bit of a christmas movie afternoon and little Mo wrote some christmas cards he had designed by himself for family.

I coloured her up with my promarkers and then added some yummy white dots with my gel pen on her dress and little boots.

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xxx


Stamp- Freddie.
Papers- Bo Bunny dots.

Morning everyone!

I'm in with a make using one of those gorgeous new Wee Stamps rubber stamps this morning. OOOOOH I loved them all but just had to get Freddie and Rudolph as my little Mo neeeeeeeed them...and I of course had to quality control test them for him...he he he he!!!

I made myself a shaped card using my  Die Namics Blue Prints 9. I used the little tab joining bit normally for the bottom to attach the tops of the tag shapes together and then just trimmed off the edges with my scissors.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Louxxx

Friday, 20 November 2015

Angelic Wishes.....

Image- Angelic wishes from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!

I am flying into my blog this morning with a make using one of the stunning Tiddly Inks releases from last week! I just had to go for  Angelic wishes wryn first!! she is so gorgeous. 

I made a shaped card using one of my blue prints die sets and then got to work on prettying it up!!!

Right, I have to uber fly, I have sooo much to do today and not enough hours to do it in! lol!

Thank you for popping in , huge hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Coffee App.........

Image- Coffee App from Saturated Canary.
Stamps- Hug in a Mug.
Morning all...well just anyways!!

Last night at 9pm I got the ooooh gotta play with my new Mini Snowflakes dies feeling!! Luckily a couple of weeks ago I had coloured up the delicious Coffee App from Saturated Canary....which is good because the right side of my neck is still really niggling me and I haven't felt much like doing anything this week other than a good old mooch around!!!! butlast night the umpf got me and I just payed around inking and layering up those adorable little flakes!! I can see them being on a whole tonne of makes soon! wahoooooooo chrimbles is coming!!!!!

Right, I am off to warm up a wheaty bag, apply heat rub and have a little nana nap. The winds have been so high here the last couple of days and Little Mo hates wind :( he is petrified by the noise so we've had 3 nights of a little crying visitor plopping into our bed in the dark of the night, poor chappy :( he loves his sleep so it takes a real thing he can't cope with to wake him. Lots of love and snuggles to calm him ends in mummy and daddy zombie look!!! lol!!...but we rock it!!! lol!!

Have a fabulous rest of the day everyone, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Mugs and Kisses....

Morning all!! 

I'm in bloggyland this morning with a little make I did last week but totally lost time to share with you after a poop week in my housey! one dead car and sore neck and knee kapooooshed my will to share!! lol!!

But, new car sorted (well, its 8 years old and well used but awesome for our lil family still)  and pain relief working lovely I can share away today! and lets face it...whats better than Mugs and Kisses?!!!!!

All linkies you need are above and huge thanks to Kelly for an awesome new fun tutorial to follow! y'all know I love new folds!! and I even delved into my lovely little random mix bundle of cardstock for this one, its daftly exciting to play with papers when you don't know whats coming in the pack! I LOVED this bright and zingy paper!

Right, I have got to go! need to get myself sorted for picking up the car! its a few miles away from our home so we are setting off from school with Scott's dad to get it. It will be so lovely to have our own car. I have felt very worried about driving since last wednesday so Scott is hoping to get my confidence back a little today. the new car is automatic so thats a lovely treat!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 16 November 2015

Valerie in the snow..

Image- Valerie with snowball from the
Papers- Carta Bella Merry and Bright.
Morning all!

I am multi tasking this morning with some Mo Manning cuteness!! so links to the digital or rubber versions of this little Valerie with Snowball are just below the photo up there.

I love Valerie so I just had to put the last one of the image set into action (...Lou makes mental note to ask Maurie for some more Valerie's....!!!)

The papers are from my long stashed and only stroked but just had to be used for this one Carta Bella Merry and Bright 6x6 pad, the  little sentiment bit comes in it too, I loved the words so it just had to be used!! 

Last week was a bit pants :( we had to say goodbye to our gorgeous car (yes, it was old but had low mileage and I LOVED it) as I was involved in a small car crash and the insurers feel my car is a total loss :( they have picked it up to investigate but have already sent us a letter telling us they feel it is too much to repair :( 

I got a little knocked about and have had a really sore knee and neck but I am just very relieved that Mo was not in the car as I was just 1 minute away from his school when it happened. I hadn't really felt up to colouring until yesterday evening so I am pleased to be feeling a squidge more me now :)

Right, enough of my waffles!!Thank you for popping in

Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Tiddly Inks challenge #170...Baby Inks!!

Image- Santa Baby
and Yummy paper set.

Oh my!! its an uber exciting day today as there are scrummy new Tiddly Inks releases and a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog !! So...we looked around and noticed its getting so christmassy out there in blogland! so lets turn it around and do something totally different!! this weeks challenge is....

Baby Inks!!
so... think along the lines of images/stamps with babies, 
baby themed papers/ embellies, etc!

(**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 **)

I just couldn't resist using  Santa Baby. He is just soooo squishably cute!!! and of course, yummy Tiddly Inks papers are never far from my Tiddly creations because lets face it, they are just delicious!!

and oh my!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!! new releases oh my!!! I so know what I will be playing with today!!!!!
Aren't they all just amazing!!!
and to celebrate their release there's a competition going on over on our facebook page to win a free image when you share your make using one of the new images!! wahoooo!!
oh...and 10% off in the shop for 3 days too! 
Right, time for a cuppa and  getting dressed for the school run...then its home, joggers on and colour colour for me!! 

Have a great day everyone, huge hugs Lou xx