Monday, 29 February 2016

Twins at Two....

Image- Twins at Two.
Morning everyone!

Oh my! I hope you all caught the gorgeous new images this weekend. I was over the moon to see the new twins one (....I might of done a little cyber arm pulling for the twins again....same time next year for the 3 yr one Maurie..ok?!!!) so I got busy on it right away for my friends gorgeous little twinnies!! They are some of my favourite peeps so it had to be a pretties card!!
But seriously, this image makes it soooo easy, look how cute...
Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Friday, 26 February 2016

My Happy Thought Wryn..........

Papers- MME Rosy.

Morning everyone!!

Its that Tiddly Inks Fab friday time of the week again and I have to admit I couldn't wait to share this cutie!! you know when Da Boss draws something and you like swoooooon at the image?!!! well that was totally me with this one!! she is 100% amazing!!

I printed her off at lightening speed and got to work playing (...then I got caught up with a tonne of blurgh stuff this week so only managed to finish it on wednesday!!!)
but oh my! she just makes you smile as you are colouring! I love images like that.

Right, time for a cup of tea! I am determined to get some chill out time today!! lol!!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Hoppy Easter....

Midnight Blue,Denim Blue, Pastel Blue.
Burnt orange, Spice, Ginger.
Olive green, Pear Green.
Morning everyone!
Lou 'hopping' in with a post for you today! its my first easter make and of course I just had to pull out that gorgeous Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamp set.I love this little set, it includes sentiments for so many occasions that you can use it all year round.
Mama Elephant- Honey Bunny Stamp Set

I couldn't resist joining in the Dies/Punches challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers blog, the Die Namics Blueprints 24 set still ranks in my top 5 of awesome die sets.  All I needed to do for this one was stamp and fold a card base with kraft card, that die set does all the tricky layout stuff for you!!!

I even added a little tab with the carrot stamp and glossy accented up the carrot for extra cuteness!!!
Right, time for cuppa number 2 of the morning. It's so chilly out there I had dragon breath when I went to feed my bunnies!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 22 February 2016

Bronco Billy......

Image- Bronco Billy.
Papers- MME Boy Crazy.
Hi everyone!
I'm in with a post for you today using the gorgeous Bronco Billy from Mo's Digital Pencil. He is just such a sweetheart! 

If you've got a Mo Manning make you want to share with us, please pop in and join the Bella and Bronte Clubhouse over on Facebook or pop your make into our Anything Goes Challenge over on DP2, we love to see all your makes.

Right, I have to get a move on! I have a little guy to snuggle up to before he goes back to school, sad face mummy here :( but he is just fine which is lovely!!! he has had such a nice break sewing dresses, playing Lego and Nerf and just being a general goof ball and making me giggle!!! today I climb the ironing mountain, go forth through the toys left out in the play bedroom and have a cup of tea that actually stays warm the whole way through!! he he he!!!!

Huge hugs for you all, Lou xxx

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Mo's Dream Team blog hop...Boys.......

Image- Baron and Butch from Mo's Digital pencil.

Morning everyone!! This month's Dream Team Blog Hop has theme has been chosen by Me!! yey!! and of course..its all about those...

well, y'all know how much I love my boy makes!! 

Here's the full Blog Hop Run just in case you get lost on your way.........

Lou (thats meeee!!) , HellenViliAnneke, Kaly,

...and don't forget!! there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so make sure you comment on everyone in the blog hop posts.

....and look at this gorgeous blog hop banner Vili made , I adore this, its full of Lou boy makes !!

For my blog hop creation I used Baron and Butch . It reminds me so much of my little Mo vegging out with his dogs on his 3DS ( metallic blue like his of course!!). A few delicious papers and die cutting fun and he was all ready to go! I think this will be a just fun to give you card for my little guy on his first day back at school next week.

Right, got to scoot!! we are going to bake today I think! Mo has mentioned fairy cakes and icing so I had better get a wriggle on!!

thankyou for hopping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Wonder Fairy.......

Image- Wonder Fairy.
Promarkers- Midnight blue, Denim blue, Pastel blue.
Caramel, Sandstone and Satin.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed pink and Blush.

Morning all!

Its Lou in today with a make using Wonder Fairy. I love her. I love her curves and beautiful long hair. If I was going to be a fairy, I would totally be her!! he he!! but isn't she just divine?!

I am entering the Passion for Promarkers Lucious Locks challenge with this one, she's too magic to miss sharing!!

Today it is the dreaded dentist day, oh boy..I ended up in tears last time so am hoping I will be a little more brave this time!! I am 100% wimp when it comes to the dentists!!

Its trying its hardest to snow here today! we've had hard, sleety rain for 30 mins now but it would be so magical to see a big flurry of snow, I love it. So relaxing, oh well, I'll keep wishing!!

Have a wonderful wednesday everyone, Thank you for popping in

Lou xxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Tiddly Inks Challenge #176- Thinking of you.....

Image- Fairy Heartfelt from Tiddly inks.
Also availble in clear stamp HERE.
Morning everyone!!

Its that Tiddly time of the week again where we rack in some fun with a wonderful new challenge!! This challenge our theme is....

Thinking of You..
so think makes with a 'thinking of you' theme encompassing them.

(**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 grab some of my fave bits from my crafty pile to make this cutie (...all linkies under the card picture), and of course, one of the cutest lil fairies I know, Fairy Heartfelt from Tiddly inks.

She is just the cutest. She is retired in clear stamp format now but there are still a couple over in the Dies To Die For shop if you are a stamper.

Right, I am going to indulge in some Mo and Mamma time now. I absolutely adore half term and a very stressed and tired little Mo is doing so much better for a little break from the school routine I think.

I had the most wonderful last night shift at work on sunday. I am still very overwhelmed and blessed with all the lovely things my friends at work said to me about me leaving, its a very special thing to have those memories to hold onto and they got me the most wonderful gifts. I am so thankful. Leaving a job you like is very hard but at the minute I need my all for my little Mo and Scott and a sleepy. exhausted Lou just doesn't cut the mustard!! he he!!

Huge hugs and thank you's for popping in
Lou xxx

Monday, 15 February 2016


Image- Sheriff.
Papers -Carta Bella  Giddy Up Boy.
Morning Y'all!!

I'm being lassoed in with a post for you all today using that super cute new Little Sheriff.

Isn't he just the cutest?!! I just had to have a look around to find a making a lasso tutorial to finish off the card with something Lou and floofy!! he he! but it looks so sweet just floating around the card (...Mo seemed to think I should make him a big one but I have visions of spending half term with countless knocks to my body of a lasso being thrown at me in effort to catch me or being tied up on the settee!!!).

Right, off to bed for me. Last night shift done and I am hoping to actually sleep this morning as Scott is working from home today.

thank you so much for popping in Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 12 February 2016

Poppy Pixie.........

Image- Poppy Pixie from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- MME Lost and Found Rosy.

Morning all!

Its fab friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and its full of droolworthy yumminess!!

I have been busy catching up on ironing and bits ready for half term next week...its always nicer for Mo to play without the ironing mountain around!! he he!!!

Its half term break at 3:30pm today and I simply cannot wait. Mo is more than ready for a break and I just can't wait for some mummy and Mo time, its much needed at the minute as he is a bit unsettled and teary.

I really enjoyed some me time last night pootling away at this super sweet little mother's day card. Poppy Pixie is just so magical peeking out from her bouquet of flowers, I absolutely adore her!

Right, got to scoot! the school run awaits me!!!! he he!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 8 February 2016

Puppy Love.......

Image- Puppy Love.
Hi everyone!

I'm in with a post for you today using one of the new little animal images that are in the Mo's Digital pencil store! oh they are so cute! I had to wrestle with myself to decided which one to colour up first!!

I went for a good old 'z' fold to add a little poperoo to this pup!! I coloured her up to match my mum's daxy, Scarlett, and the skirt is actually really pretty and glittery but I could only get that to show using my flash...

Awwwwww!! so cute! and here's a little bit of a dimension shot!! it feels so good to play with different folds sometimes! 
And that's me for today! I am just going to go and snuggle down in bed after work and try and get a couple of hours sleep. Since having this virus I've not been able to sleep after work and its making me feel quite poorly for a couple of days after doing just my one night, too much of a bodyshocker I'm afraid, so it's time for some re-evaulation of things. There's such a lot happening for little Mo this year that I need to have all my Lou-ness about me but I'm not sad about it, change is good and exciting and I have been extremely lucky to of worked with such a wonderful team for the past 3 years.

Huge hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Out of this world............

Morning everyone!

I'm zooming in today with a couple of makes using those super cute 'Out of this world' stamps and dies from My Favorite Things new release

Having a little guy in the house I just couldn't resist this set (...which roughly translates at 'when the little guy was making his list of what we neeeeeeeeeeeeded from the new MFT release, these stamps and dies were right at the top!!!!!) but seriously, I couldn't wait to get stuck in as soon as they arrived on thursday.

The little stars in the sky die is just perfect for layering some fun into the background, I LOVE it! I matted up a yellow piece of cardstock so that when I cut the stars in the sky die, those yummy little yellow stars really stood out sooo cute!! plus you get a tonne of gorgeous mini stars to use as confetti on another make. I actually used a few to create a little starry bottom inside the card below.

Aren't they just soooo cute!!!! today I think I am going to delve into the sets a little more as its blur blur rainy pants here today so escaping this world for a galaxy far far away feels perfect!!! The little guy was an uber superstar and did all his homework last night when he got home from school so he gets to explore them too!! yey!!

Huge hugs for you all, thank you for zooming in.
Hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday, 4 February 2016


Image- Airlpane.
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle.

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 with a Mo Image

                             Winners prize: a $5.00 voucher for Mo's online store.

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

And I am uber excited because I get to share the second make I did for the January edition of Making Cards magazine. I adore this little peep in the airplane with a dog, its just magic and so perfect for those ever hard male makes!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

For your boys.......

Image- For your boys.
Papers - First edition Man Made.

Hi everyone!

It's Lou in with a post for you today using one of those fabulous boys from the For your boys 3 image set. Now this set rocks for me because each one is perfect for my guys!! fabulous or what?!! 

....and in the blink of an eye my big boy, Ryan, has almost got to 16....I am not sure how.....he is still almost 3 to me because that is when I got lucky enough to have him in my life. I hope it takes a while to get to march!!

He wants a scooter for his birthday so I went for these fabulous scooter themed papers! yey!!! and then a few finishing touches and it was done.

Right, time for tea. My tummy is actually rumbling today which is a lovely feeling after a few weeks of really not wanting anything at all!!

Huge hugs for you all, thank you for popping in
Lou xxx

I'll always have your back..............

Morning everyone!

Lou in for you today with some more stamping bella cuteness!!!! awww I  love this stamp, perfect for friendship, valentines day, mother's day or a cheer me up stamp this limits to this one are really quite endless.

Right, I gots to scoot and get my lil man to school!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #175.....Love

Morning everyone!!!

Its time for a fantastic new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. We are introducing a change this year.
It is so hard for us to justify why we are having a top 3 when they are all just stunning entries so we are saying goodbye to having a top 3 and replacing it with a fabby new prize fund of a $10 store code for the challenge winner!!! much better don't you think?!!

Now, onto this weeks challenge!! Valentines Day is fast approaching so our theme this time is....

 so... think 
valentines day/ love for your children/family etc. anything loved up!!
(**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 went for the gorgeous Ellie says Bye Bye. She is prefect for sooo many occasions but I had a little song lyric in my head that I wanted to use for my sentiment! I merged her onto one of my favorite Tiddly Inks papers and then printed my sentiment out, cutting it with my Mama Elephant mini tags die. I love doing that!! its fab to use your own words with dies!!

Right, must dash! there is a cup of tea with my name on it and I need it today...actually...I need coffee and lots of it but I am starting on the calm stuff!! romfl!!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 1 February 2016


Image- Fishing.
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle.
Hi everyone!
I'm in with a post for you today with a good old 'Man Card'! yup! those words strike fear into the heart of many crafters but we are lucky Maurie makes it easy for us with an awesome selection of male images from boys to seniors.

I'm so excited to be able to share this with you all now the new issue of making cards magazine is out. This is one of 2 Mo's Digital Pencil makes I had in there and I cannot tell you how proud I was to be asked by Sally to contribute, a true honor.

Right, off to bed for me.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx