Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Blue Skies....

Promarkers- Midnight blue, Denim blue, pastel blue.
Burnt orange, coral, sunkissed pink,blush.
Warm grey 1-3.
Satin and blender pen.

I'm back!! 

Its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog, which has been set by our gorgeous Julie from Team 1 and she has chosen...

blue skies.  

For this challenge Julie would like you to use shades of blue on your projects.  We will of course accept skin and hair colours and very slight touches of other colours i.e. grass but the predominant colours must be blues.  Don’t forget you can make anything you want, it doesn’t have to be a card, all creations are welcome.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.
Our generous sponsor this week is Little Claire Designs and they are offering one lucky winner a beautiful stamp set called ‘Changing Birdhouse’.
Little Claire

I made a bodge with this one at first and used too much colour in my DT make so last night a little emergency card had to be made...but lets be honest..its never bad to need to have a lil crafty time! he he!! and oh boy did my little sailor boy turn out cute.

To crop off his feet I simply taped my little die cut circle over where he was going to print out adding an extra strip of my magic selotape over the part where his little legs would be, the printer ink goes onto the seloptape and when you peel it off, there's your image cropped! easy peesy and ooooh so cute for this little circle!! my magic tape is low tack so peels off the image piece right away when you take it out of the printer, the reason this piece below has some white paper stuck on it is because I took off my image piece and left this bit of tape on the scrap piece overnight!!)

A little bit of colour, some whispy dotty clouds and wohoooo! I saved my butt just in time!! he he he!!

Right, thats me for today I promise!! 
huge hugs Lou xx

Tiddly inks challenge 154...Anything goes with a Tiddly Inks image/stamp....

Morning peeps!!

Its Tiddly Tuesday again and that means its time for a fun new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week the Tiddly Inkers decided its time for some fun and free reign with Christy's gorgeous images and stamps soooooo....the next challenge is...

Anything Goes!

Grab your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and think along the lines of..

Images/stamps with sweet treats in, chocolate/cakes/sweets/baking, 
sweet themed papers/ embellies!

(**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**)

I think this stamp set is one of my most used tiddlies, there is just something so magic about how happy it makes me feel colouring it in! and I just had the best time making her a happy little card base with the gorgeous papers I chose from Doodlebug Designs, they are just adorable and i so need to order me another pad before they disappear!! I think I have used this pad 4 times this week already!!

Right, I am off to make Mo some pancakes for breakfast, I make them from a banana and an egg! so cool!! they go all fluffy and delicious! and I just add some fresh fruit by the side of them. Last night I dipped some strawberries in chocolate so he gets an extra easter holiday treat on the plate! he he! I so love the holidays!

I'll be back in a little while with my Passion for promarkers DT card!

huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 30 March 2015

Petunia thinks she's a prezzie.........

Afternoon everyone!!!

oooooh I am in with a make of total and utter cuteness! you know...those ones where you just awwwwww the whole time you are colouring?!! yup, this was it!! I adore this stamp soooo much!! and what even better is that it comes with the most awesome sentiment ever. 

I absolutely adore this sentiment and it could totally make up a card all by itself, thats my next play with this one for sure!! and as for those papers! oh my! they are just my fav at the minute!! they are so bright and cheery and just gorgeous!!

Sleep after work was doomed today because its easter break and my house is way too full of gorgeous little man and gorgeous hubby to waste time on sleeping. They've wombled off for a walk to the car garage to see how our poorly car is now so I thought I'd sneak a bloggy post in!!!!

Al the links you need are just under the top piccy, if you click on the coloured text it will take you right to their home in the shop.

Right, off to see what else I can play with now ..... and drink some strong coffee!! skinny machiatto here I come!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 28 March 2015


Image- Peggy from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Dies- La La Land Heart Doily.
LDRS Dewdrop border.
Hi everyone!

Lou in for you today with a Peggy make! its my turn to post over on the Clubhouse blog today and I just had to use her! she's so sassy cute!!!

You can find Peggy here  in Mo's store...and she even comes with three fun sentiments!

Thank you for in on me!
hugs Lou xx

Friday, 27 March 2015

Super Kid........

I'm back! lol!!

But there was no way I could sit on my Tiddly Inks Fab friday card!! this little super guy is just way too cute and with all the Avengers and super hero play going on out there I just had to use this one for a little birthday card!!!

Well, its the end of term for my lil guy today and I cannot wait! we have homework celebration assembly to pop in to this morning and then come 3:30pm it will be full on family time!! I love it!! and we get a whole 2 weeks this holiday too!!!!

Right, off to get some brekkie, been up since 4:44am after zonking out with Mo last night and waking up at 10:20pm...oooops! 

Have a super duper day everyone
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Book Club...

Image- Book Club.

Morning everyone!

Today the Saturated Canaries are starting our next image showcase challenge over on our Saturated Canary Facebook page

And its a super duper one this time! we just want to see where your creativity takes you so its...
Anything Goes with Flower Power!.

You can make any creation you like be it card, scrap page, an altered something, smash book/journal page etc...just let your creativity go!

The prize, as always, will be 2 digital images of your choice from the shop and the rules are super simple too..

* you can enter ONLY ONCE
( this makes it fair for everyone )

* you can enter with any NEW and FINISHED creation but...IT MUST BE HANDCRAFTED
(digital colouring of Krista's images is not permitted in accordance to TOU's)

I just had to have a play with Book Club for my make, she is so cute and very much like me!!!

I made a few flowers out of old book pages to match in the book theme and gave them a random squirt with some blue glitter spray.

Thank you for popping in hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Spring baby...

Papers- Funky Seasons.
Morning everyone!

I have a little baby card make to share with you all today. I have had a 'arghhh I've run out of printer ink' issue for the last couple of weeks and had to wait until payday to order some more so I had to think of some way to use the scraps of paper I had left in my funky seasons stash!! ...and of course, the best papers for the job came from I've been playing with that Spring colourways  from the Funky Seasons CD .


Luckily, a Lori Whitlock cutfile in the SIL Store was my absolute saviour! I love this bright springy little onesie! its just too adorable!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 21 March 2015


Image- Pampered.

Hello everyone! I have a little Pampered make for you today. I love this image, she is great for so many occasions, especially a spa day!

I made her a super cute little towel with a bit of flannelette pillowcase to go with the bath towel she is snuggled in!!

Have you all popped in on the new clubhouse blog?? You'll find postings here daily from the members of our Challenge DT along with all the other good stuff.  We hope they inspire you and encourage you to create with the amazing images drawn by our super talented Mo.

 Here's a quick link to Mo's seasonal section in her store, of course, you might find an image in one of the other categories that you'd like to use too.  Just have fun and think spring!  We'll make this a two week challenge so you have plenty of time to create and link up your on THIS CLUBHOUSE POST.

And even more exciting...the prize is Rubber Stamps!!!!!!

We'll be giving away four, yes 4 prizes for this fun contest.  There will be one random winner and our Top 3 picks and each one will receive a fantastic Mo Manning rubber stamp from Stamping Bella or Penny Black. eeeeep! 4 chances to win? what are you waiting for?!!! 

We have had a bit of a family bubble day here today! we jumped in the car and headed off out to Meadowhall for a womble. Mo was super happy because there was a sushi bar there and he LOVES sushi so we had that for lunch and came home. It was lovely.

Right I've got to pootle off now!!  

Hugs Lou x

Wednesday, 18 March 2015


Hi everyone!!

I was uber duber lucky to win a prize from Angie at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. Well, it arrived yesterday and oh my oh my!!!! I could not believe the yumminess in that little package! here is a little piccy of the beautiful bits I received...


So..I didn't know who to play with first!!! (..Imagine a little Lou, eyes closed, eenie meenie miney mo style!!!) and picked out Serena and the Vintage Affections postage stamps set...double swooon!!

I fussy cut her out and then got to colouring fun! I added some sparkle to her hair and wings too, here's a piccy of that, I needed the flash on my camera to get the bling to shine!!!

Then it was time to play with those Dew drop dies..eeeeep!! oh my! they are delicious!! I spent a little time sewing myself some delicate loops through the large dew drop circle die and the smaller one I just sew'd a little through the holes but it looks so pretty.

I added a little strip of my scraps to the dew drop border and then gave everything a few dots of white opal liquid pearls.

ok, I waffled enough for one night!! he he he!! I am so hoping I get chance to play with another one tomorrow!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Check it out...its all about the boys!!

Image- Roboto from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Just Chillin' from Making memories.
Promarkers- Warm grey 1-5.

Its Tuesday again and that means a double DT challenge day for me!! he he he!! so first off, its a new Tiddly Inks challenge today!...this time we got our boy thing on!!  the next challenge is...

All About The Boys!

Grab your favourite boy Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and think along the lines of..

Boy themes, Boy images or and just anything boy really!!
(**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 this week, our Eileen has chosen ..

Check it out!!

(so gingham, plaids, checks)
and we are sponsored by DSB who are giving a £10 voucher for the winner.

So of course I had to use Roboto and those delicious warm grey promarkers for my make today. I added a few little cogs onto my fabby Just chillin' paper matted card and the job was done. I so love it when a boy  make comes together!!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 16 March 2015

Woof You...

Stamps - PI Woof You.
Morning everyone!

Lou in with a post for you today using the super cute new Woof You stamps and die sets from MFT. This one is way too cute and I am going to have so much fun making a few cards for the RSPCA branch where we got Dasher from. I have seen first hand the work they do and they are just amazing. 

Coloured up with my promarkers, I tucked the little girl and the dogs into the fronds of grass and oooh they look so cute!

Right, school run and bedtime for me. I have been suffering with a stinky headache since 4am at work this morning that is slowly trying to turn into a migraine so I need to sleep it off!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Adventure Guy.......

Image- Adventure Guy from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Papers- Teresa Collins Far and Away.
Morning everyone!!

Super happy saturday!! the small one is back from his adventures and he had a super time so I got busy with a little card inspired by him ....of course!!

But this image was too cute to pass up for this make and just a perfect match too, it is of course Adventure Guy from Mo's Digital Pencil...you can get to him just by clicking on the picture below!!

A little bit of distressing and layering was just what I was in the mood for and then the little sentiment from the paper pad just seemed to fit it so snuggly, I popped a little clock charm on just to finish it off.

Right, got to dash! we have woofers to walk before we pop into town for Mo to develop his 'holiday' photo's. We gave him 2 disposable camera's so I wonder just how many selfies there will be on there! lol!!!

Thank you for popping in 
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 13 March 2015

Willow Birthday fairy...

Morning all!

Its fabby friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this is my little share for it this week.

This is the one that was sent in to the Die Cut Essentials magazine with my other cards but she didn't make it into the magazine so I am sharing her with you all instead.

I coloured up my tonic studios rosea butterfly die in with my promarkers to try something a bit different and I love how it came out, the paper was pearlescent and it looked so glimmery and special IRL.

I have just a few more hours to go before I can see my little man and I can't wait!! I know he has had a wonderful time but I am sooo ready to huggle that little guy!!

Thank you for popping in.
Hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Bethy's Wagon.....

Image- Bethy's Waggon Fullset from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Afternoon everyone!!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the DP2 challenge blog and this month its going to be...
Anything Mo Goes..
with an optional theme of Green!!

so I have a touch of green in there!! but I needed me a super sunny day make to remind me that spring will come soon and it will warm up!! lol!!

I just adore the Bethy's Waggon set. There are soooooo many ways to merge it up and have fun! I just had to go with merging a few together to make this cute little scene! a few puffed out clouds and a super sunny sun just peeking out finished it off.

I have so many fabulous memories of my brother and sister and I plating with our old go kart that our dad made us out of an old pram chassis and wood. Those days were so much fun!!!

Right, back to mooching around the house missing my lil Mo!! but he is having a wonderful time! I have seen some photos on his school website and it looks wonderful. They went to the beach yesterday and we all know how much Mo loves the beach so that will of made his day!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Janny Texting....

Image- Janny Texting from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Morning all!!

so this mamma is completely lost without her little sidekick :( my friend Sam came last night to cheer me up working on a frame for her mamma for mothers day and I didn't sleep too good last night but I woke up to find some wonderful pictures had been added of how little Mo's class are getting on so far and he looks so happy in each one so that has really lifted my spirits. The sun is shining too which is always a gorgeous sight to see.

So this morning I have a make with this awesome new stamp from Mo Manning. Isn't she just fabulous???....you can even click on her below to get magically 'pinged' to where to buy her in the shop.... ;) I am sooo good to ya'll....!!! he he he!!

I went all mono in my colouring for this one and just stuck with my warm grey promarkers. A little dibby dabby blender pen on her hat and cardi to make them look woolen and that was it for colouring. I LOVE just having a change like this.

Then it was onto the awesome dies and stamp set! oh how I love these 2 sets. (They are linked up at the top under the photo) They have everything you need on them to make a super fun card with a technology kinda theme, they go so cute with this image too!

Well, I am going to hit the  'Tidy up the table' thing. Its a mess and I want some room to play with my Tiddly Inks stamps today!!! its going to be a Tiddly Thursday I think!! he he he!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Funky lil Bird house!!

Paper - Funky Seasons.
3D Bird house favour box from Lori Whitlock.
Morning all! 

DT Lou in with a share for you again today!  I found the most gorgeous little bird house favour box in the silhouette store and just knew it would be perfect full of teeny little choccy egss for Mo on easter sunday.

...and of course, the best papers for the job came from I've been playing with that Spring colourways  from the Funky Seasons CD ....and even better.....its just £1!!! 


I punched lots of little flowers to add to the front too and used some fabulous raffia ribbon from ikea for the little tie and bow. I love this little house!!

Right, got to scoot, I have got to get a whole tonne of snuggling with my little man in before we take him to school for his residential trip...yup..this mamma is struggling with the thought of 2 nights without her lil man :( but I have been uber positive and brave for him so he has a super time...roll on friday says mamma!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Baby with buttercup....

Image- Baby Fairies set from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Papers- First Edition New Leaf.

Morning all!!

We've got a super blustery day going on here so I thought I would cheer us all up with a warm colours and uber cute baby card!! and I just had to go for Mo Manning's baby with buttercup that comes in the Baby Fairies set. Here's a piccy of the full set, they are all just gorgeous....and handily...the piccy links you to their little home in the Mo's Digital Pencil shop! he he he!! just click on it and you will be pinged there!!!

Coloured up with my gorgeous promarkers all I had to do was add some delicious papers into the mix and I LOVE the first editions New Leaf pad. The papers from this one are the 6x6 size and the patterns just look gorgeous at that size.

Right, got to get myself moving today. Pawsy peeps to walk, big and little sisters to see ( squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!) and then some Mo and mummy time for later which is always perfect.

Huge hugs for you all,
Lou xx

Friday, 6 March 2015

shake into spring!!

Morning all! I'm back with a funky Hand share!! 

I've been playing with that Spring Whispers colourway again from the Funky Seasons CD . Its just £1 for this cd rom !! total bargain!! I went for a super fun shaker birthday card adding some sequins and buttons into the little shaker piece.


Thank you for popping back in on me!!
huge hugs Lou xx


Image- Erin.
Morning everyone!
I have 2 shares for you today but this is my first one and oh my gosh is she just cuteness!

This is Erin from Mo's Digital Pencil. She just has such a magical little face and body!! I went for a good old good luck card being as those little shamrocks are being sprinkled around by her. But I coloured them in pinks, blues and greens just to floof them out some, they have glossy accents on but as usual I suck a la lou for taking piccies!!!

I teamed her up with one of my favourite paperpads ever. I got it from Dies to Die For and its delicious. Its Studio Calico Take Note .

Right, I have got to scoot, I made a boo boo and forgot to wash Mo's uniform and now have his only 2 lots of uniform in the tumble dryer and I am doing that thing where you totally will it to be dry already!!! lol!! Though I should be grateful that he won't wear it for more than 2 days in a row because at least I know he will be a clean teen!! lol!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Charming lilacs and lemons!!!

Stamp- Semi Sweet Sweet Tooth clear stamp set.
Amethyst, Orchid and Lavender.
Mustard and Tulip Yellow.
Warm grey 1-5.
Coral,Sunkissed pink and blush.
Morning everyone!

Its a Tiddly Tuesday Challenge and a new Passion for Promarkers challenge for me today and ooooh boy was this one a scary one for me!!

Why?? because our lovely Shelly on the PFP team chose us a a challenge of ..
Lovely Lilacs and Lemons.

Crafty Sentiments are sponsoring us tomorrow and they are back to doing digital images so our prize this week is 3 digis

and the Tiddly Inks challenge is something I am waaaaay more comfortable with, he he he!!! its...

Grab your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and add a charm to your make!
(**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**)

So choosing my image was super easy, I rushed out to grab my Semi Sweet clear stamp set and got busy placing her on a die cut circle. I also bent the skully border to the shape of my circle and stamped it all around the edge, I used London Fog memnto ink so I could get that light grungy kinda feel.

But the colours..oh my...there was my heart attack!! I never use these colours much...let alone together!! but I braved it! then it was time for a good old distressing so I scrunched up my pretty circle, then unfolded and inked it, then ironed it flat!! there's also some cool crackle glaze on there but I can't get it to show up in a picture!! story of my life!!!
Then I added a rose that I coloured up with my lilac promarker ( I often buy white ones so I can just match them in with my pen choices!! 

I added my skully charm onto my pin and heartlessly stabbed it through....carefully pushed it through my rose and glued the little arrangement on.

The little ticket is one of the sentiment that come with Semi Sweet, I LOVE IT!!! so in the end my make felt like me!! so its ok to step out of that colour comfort zone peeps......for like 5 minutes!!!!!!!

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