Monday, 9 December 2019

Fairy Merry...


Image- Fairy Merry.
Sentiment-Warm Christmas.
Background- Moon Baby.
Hi everyone! 

Ooooh, I am late popping in with my dream team blog post today but we've had a busy Mo and Mummy day today so I'm only just getting to my pooter to get this little cutie added to the blog!

I have had super fun merging a few goodies from the shop for this one ( all listed above under the first piccy!)

And here's the blingshot!!!! I really suck at capturing that blingy goodness! and a little candy cane shine too of course!!


I am so enjoying making little tree decorations this year. They look so cute and pretty and make a really quick little gifty something for those special people in your lives.

Right, I'm off for a bath and to get my pj's on! It's dark already here so I figure that a bath and pj's before tea is totally acceptable right?!!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Best Tea-cher Ever...........

Doo Hickey 23 dies.
Morning all!!

I'm in for you today with a super sweet make thinking of all those 'almost the end of term and the children are so excited about Christmas, we've got reports to finish and the nativity plays to survive' teachers out there! aren't they just the best and so worth celebrating? I think so!!!!

And I had just the perfect stamp set to help me along!! the Magnolia Best Tea-cher Ever art stamp kit. It has absolutely everything in there you could need to make a card for an awesome teacher. I had some fun with her too, paper piecing her little mug and hair bow.

In the stamp kit, you also get these super sweet little teabag and hearts and kisses stamps. I used them to make a little background and then stamped and fussy cut the bigger one to make a little embellishment.

I used the Best Tea-cher Ever sentiment on a tag from my school-themed Doo Hickey set in my stash and popped it on the corner.


And as for the perfect die....well, look no further than the Roxstamps special Awesome die. I coloured it up in an ombre effect after cutting it and then gave it a good splodge of glitter pen before adding some glaze to it. I LOVE how it came out!!!


Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

DeerHeart.....

Image- Deerheart.
Morning all!! 

I'm a day late popping this cutie pie on my blog! Yesterday just ran away with me but here I am today!! he he!!

And its the very last challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog this month....but its a super cool one!!

Ding Dong DT Call!
so choose any Tiddly Inks image/stamp and show us your stuff!!
**IMPORTANT- YOU CAN ONLY ENTER ONCE**
(**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 had the best fun making this cutie and I just love how it turned out! soooooo cute!!! I fussy cut her out and then had some fun adding bits and bobs to my decoration base before I hot glued her on the top.

Right, I need to scoot! My tummy is grumbling like a hungry bear waking up from hibernation today!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxxx


Monday, 2 December 2019

Sing Joy.......

Image- Sing Joy.
Good morning all! 

Today I'm sharing a make using the super sweet Sing Joy from Mo's Digital Pencil.

There is just something quite magical about christmassy makes isn't there? I love making christmas cards! I have a few more up my sleeve before the holiday period whooshes past me!!

And of course...we need that 'turned the blooming card every which way I could and faffed about forever tipping it different angles to make the glitter show up but could only get one teeny hint of it' photo too right???!!!!


Thank you for nipping in, Hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 18 November 2019

Sister for sale!!........



Bella from Mo's Patreon Page.
Papers- Basic Gray Pyrus- Snow Pear and Almond leafed.

Good Morning all!

Now, I have to admit I am reaching for the coffee like it is heaven this morning after another night up with our Little Mo being unwell but there is no way I couldn't nip in and share the cuteness that is my notepad make!

I used Bethy's Wagon PNG set for this one. I used this gorgeous set because I wanted to put the beautiful little Bella freebie from Mo's Patreon Page in the cart!! I love, love, love a bit of merging. It's so much fun to watch the layers of your image all knit together to make something unique and sweet!


The papers are some of my delicious 'stroke only but girl you really need to use those' Basic Gray Pyrus papers. Oh man I do so love them. They really are golden oldies but so beautiful. I made the little flowers from the leftover scraps with my MFT flower dies.

Right, I need coffee and some breakfast to try and buzz myself alive! Mo is just getting himself dressed to try a little bit of breakfast but he is a stunning grey sort of colour so I don't know how far he will get with that bless him.

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Let's Avo-cuddle!! .......


Morning peeps!!  

For my make today I chose to use the super sweet Let's Avocuddle art stamp kit. I adore this one! it's so sweet and the little avocado and flower head stamps included in the set are just perfect for stamping around the edge of your die-cut like I did here or making a fabulous backing paper of your own!!


The shape of the card and the gorgeous little leafy fronds and dragonfly all come from the stunning Magnolia stamps- The Vintage box fifth edition. To make the card base I just used a kraft precut card, placed my lacy card die so that the edges of the top could be seen over the top of my card and then ran it through my die cutting machine a few times until it had cut all the way through the 2 layers of the card base. 

For the heart-shaped layer that Tilda's image is sat on I used my heart die as a template and drew around the inside of it. Then I cut it out with my scissors and distressed the edges by sanding and then inking them.


Look how sweet that little dragonfly is! I die cut it 3 times with my patterned design paper and once with the kraft paper so I could layer it up and give the wings that dragonfly layer effect. It looks so pretty and delicate. The leafy branches are so lovely too. I cut them, coloured them in with my promarkers and then turned them over and gave the leaves a rub with my dry embossing tool to get them to pop out a bit before I glued them in place.


The 'Let's Avo-cuddle sentiment just makes me smile! It's so cute!! I used the little torn notepad die from my one of my Doo Hickey die sets. 

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Tiddly Inks challenge #231...Gift Tag Goodness!!

Dienamics Rustic Heart.

Good Morning all!!

It's time for a fun new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and because we are heading into that magical season of giving thanks and gifts, this months challenge is...

Gift Tag Goodness!
so choose any Tiddly Inks image/stamp and make a tag to attach to a gift.
The tags can be any shape or size you like so just have fun with it.

(**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 for mine, I couldn't resist making a little shaker tag with some scrummy bones in for my little doggy pal!! I used the sweet little dog from the Mini and many friends clear stamp set. It's the cutest little pooch and just the right size for fitting on the MFT Tag Builder 5 tag.

For the little banner, I used one of the sentiment stamps from the  Pawfect Day clear stamp set. It fitted just perfectly too so it was clearly meant to be right?!!!

Let's take a closer peek at that cutie paws and my little bones cake topper sweets that worked so well for the shaker part!! too cute!!


I have another blog post coming up in a few mins so I need to get writing that and I'll see you all later!!! he he!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 4 November 2019

Kady...

Images- Kady.

Good morning all!! it's Lou in with a post for you today using the cutie pie, Kady.

I had a card to make for a special little lady who is going to become a big sister soon and she is so excited! 

For this inside, I used the bunny rabbit from Bronte Bits. I did a larger pink one of her and a smaller pink one for her new brother. This is the absolute joy of digital stamping!! you can get just what you need by resizing and a horizontal flip so they looked right at each other on the pop-up bit, too cute!!!


Right, I need to scoot! we have book learning to do today and I was sneaking in here whilst the little guy had a shower to start his day but now he's down so I need to shake a leg and get my 'we can do this' hat on for learning!!

Have a magical Monday everyone. Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 28 October 2019

Peeking Sloth....

Images- Peeking Sloth.
Good morning all!!

I hope you are all waking up to a magical monday! 

This morning I decided on having some good old merging fun with the super cute  Peeking Sloth. I just adore him. His sleepy, happy little face just makes my heart feel happy! and he is a good start for a monday when you aren't quite feeling up to speed and trying to teach your little guy trigonometry right??!!!!

That gorgeous cloudy sky is from Laura. I positioned it so that those dreamy clouds were just above his head. Then it was onto that lovely wall for him to peek over. The wall is from the stunning Autumn Entrance set.

I really enjoyed making this card this morning so I hope it makes you all smile!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 18 October 2019

Halloween bundle of fun!!.......


Morning peeps!!

I'm boo-ing in with a make for you today featuring the gorgeous Halloween Bundle instant download. You wouldn't believe the variety of bits that come in the download. I had the best fun putting a few different bits to use on this card.


I loved the little coffin and balloons! the coffin was just perfect for tucking behind my layers and then the little balloons popped up on some foam were just magical for some dimension.


And then there is the just-so delightful Black Cat Tilda from the Magnolia stamps Halloween pop up. I also masked her off so I could use the little window and the distressing style stamp on my image piece. I LOVE them!!! 


The last element I just had to get on my card was the black cat potion label! I couldn't believe how perfectly it went with Tilda! too cute! I added a little glossy accent on to the top of that to make the bottle a little bit more 'real'.

Thank you for peeking in!! Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Wolfie....

Image- Wolfie.
Papers- From Mo's Patreon page.
Morning all!

I'm sneaking in all quiet with my Dream Team post using the spookily sweet Wolfie. Just look at his little furry cuteness!! awww I love him!....and let's face it, we all know I get too daftily excited to want to hold on until my Monday post over there!!! he he he!!!!

I went for making a fun little 'howl-oween' treat holder for my little guy....(yeah, yeah, I know he's not quite so little now but he'll always be my little guy!!) but he adores Halloween so I know he'll love it!!

Right, time to scoot. I'm freezing so I am going to go and have a lovely hot bath ad get my pj's on! Hope you've all had fabulous sundays.

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 5 October 2019

An Esmarelda Autumn!!!!

Image- Esmarelda.
Good Morning all!!!

I'm nipping into blog land with my super sweet Lil friend, Esmarelda, to help me this morning!! It's time for a lovely new challenge over on Mo's Digital Challenges and this month its...
"Autumn Colours!"
Your entry MUST contain a Mo Manning image using this Autumn colour inspiration photo (by Lisa S. from Paint My Photo)...

How beautiful is that photo inspiration??? I am a total sucker for autumn. I just love it. The colours and smells just make me feel so warm and cosy....apart from the drops in temperature...I don't love those so much!!! lol!!!

Right, I am going to go and get a cup of twinnings 'glow' tea and then make a start on my ironing pile before it comes to get me!! 

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx




Tuesday, 1 October 2019

TiddlyInks challenge #230....Trick or Treat? Spooky or sweet?!!


It's October challenge time Tiddly peeps!!

This months challenge is set to be one that everyone can play along with even if you don't celebrate Halloween! This month you can choose if you want to get your Halloween on and go Spooky or if Halloween isn't your thing you can choose to go Sweet! the perfect mix right?

Trick or Treat..Spooky or Sweet?
so choose whether you want a Halloween or a normal theme and play along!! 


(**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 use Fireworks Wryn. She' soooooo sweet!! and I love her little dog on the rocket with her too! it's just all over cuteness!! The background is the grunge stars freebie from years ago but I still absolutely adore it!!

Right, time for coffee!! Have a great day everyone! Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Pick of the Patch...........

Images- Pick of the Patch (pumpkins)
Moon Baby (star background)
Hello all! 

It's proper rain doom and gloom out there today so I decided to take a little spin with my polychromo pencils and the super sweet new Pick of the Patch image from Mo's Digital Pencil. But, I took a spin on my image choice again (...well, actually my little guy chose it as normal but I decided which image of the 2 gorgeous ones in the set to use!! lol!!!).

You see, I LOVE pumpkins. I do not know what it is about them but they just make me smile inside from ear to ear and of course, I love the taste of them too!!! so, I went for using the bonus image in the set. I decided to use the pumpkins on the hay bale.
Pick of the Patch

Isn't the set so sweet? That little peep image will be my next make I promise!!! she's too darling to miss out on fully!!

The sentiment I used on my card is from my stash of MFT stamps. I think it might be my most used sentiment stamp ever, I just love it!!

Right, I'm going to go and deep condition my hair. I swear it's grown at least an inch this week! It's bonkers!! so I'm going to treat it to a lovely deep condition session and then have a bath. I've made myself some flaxseed gel today so once I've finished soaking my bones to get warm, I'm going to give that a try!

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Schoolgirl Zombie...........

Hello everyone!!

Well, in the event that I don't get so excited about the card I made for my Dream Team post tomorrow and share it today because I just can't wait...Nope...wait....that's just what I have done!!! but she's sooooo cute and I had so much fun with it!! so....I'm sneaking in with a post for you today using the terrifyingly gorgeous Schoolgirl Zombie.

And her sentiment!!! oh my days!! It's just perfect for a Monday! I couldn't help myself but make a funny little verse to go inside too! It had to be funny and zombie-themed so this is what I came up with...



I love it!! I've put it on my desk out in the crafty garage/ Little Mo Momelearning zone to keep me going tomorrow! I already know I'm going to be spent in the morning before I even get anywhere because its 5:41pm now and I am heading to bed already! I am exhausted after girly time took it's a toll on me this week.

I have new meds for it and am being referred to the hospital to see what they can do for me. I am having my bloods done on Tuesday too to check my haemoglobin levels just in case they are low but I think they'll be ok you know.

Right, my duvet is calling me! I'm going to listen to my body and go catch that train to the zzzzzz's!!!

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Urban Tilda...

Doo Hickey 22 set.
Morning peeps!

I'm in for you today with my Swedish Housecrafts DT make of the month and I have to say I absolutely enjoyed making this one. I just had one of those 'Let's really explore the whole of this stamp set' moments!! I LOVE those moments!!!

I took my inspiration from the stunning Magnolia stamps Urban Art stamp kit. It really is the most perfect set. Of course, you get your beautiful Tilda but then included in the set are these awesome little 'filler' stamps. I love how the little date stamps popped up on foam worked so nicely on this one...


I love that little butterfly from the Doo Hickey 22 die set too. Oh my, this die set! When I first got it I thought How am I going to use these little bits together? but it's a really good one!!!

And then that larger ticket from the stamp set again, on this one below...


I teamed that up by cutting out a few layers of the Doo Hickey 22 flower in both sizes. I scrunched them up and inked them to distress them and then carefully unfolded them and layered a few together for each flower, holding them together with a mini brad.

Then I just had to use the tree, flowers and bow from the die set too. With those delicious Maja Designs Vintage Romance everything just went together so prettily. 


Right, I need to scoot! Scott is getting his new shed today and he and Mo are up and ready for it to come so they can get building! but first, they need to empty the old one and get it taken down! Luckily it's another lovely day so we can just plop stuff on the decking! yey!!!......and I am also hoping that some old poop will get taken to the tip too!!!

Huge hugs for you all, have a wonderful wednesday, love Lou xxx

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Paul Texting...

Image- Paul Texting.
Hi all!!

ooooooh I love this make!!! I had such a blast doing it today! I've gone for a good old Mo's Digital Pencil golden oldie, Paul Texting.

I really do love a golden oldie and the magical thing about digital images is that you can size them exactly as you want for your project. So I was able to print him just the right size to fit onto the Lawn Fawn reveal wheel card base piece I had cut out for him. 

Now, I have to be honest and say I only have this many Copic ciao pens...


Yup!! that's it!! and I've had them for almost 14 years!! but they still work and have never been refilled or anything like that...though my colourless blender has run out totally now. I am going to build up my favourite colour combos of these though as the new promarkers just don't do it for me anymore. My favourite colour blends are no longer available and they run out shockingly quick now, which is such a shame because they used to rock my world.

But for so little colours in my Lou arsenal, I absolutely love how this came out, I made the image the focal point of the card with that fun little spinning element which is really perfect for 'jazzing up' a male card when you can't add the normal tonne of Lou floof of flowers and butterfly goodness!! he he!!

Thank you so much for popping in, Huge Hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 9 September 2019

Cupcake monster, candle monster!!

 Image- Cupcake Monster.
Hi everyone!!

It's Lou in with my Monday Dream Team post today and I wanted to share the little make I have done to join in with the fabulous new challenge over on Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog

If you haven't nipped over there to join in yet and not seen the gorgeous colour palette please do because the DT rocked it with their makes! this is the palette and its just dreamy...


I used  Cupcake Monster for my make. I focused on the sentiment and one of the teeny weeny cute little candle monsters that come in the set! oh my!! I just love it!! I perched him atop the sentiment. Let's take a closer peek at him!!


awwwwww the cuteness!!!!! It's so sweet when a little monster peeks up on your card right?!! he he!!!

Well, I need to shake a leg! It's time for Momelearning and this mamma needs more coffee to give me power!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tiddly Inks challenge #229...Tiddly Tac Toe!!


Morning all!!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and I couldn't wait to share my make with you all! I've been sitting on it for a week trying not to post it early!!!!! but first, here are the challenge deets so you can play along...

Tiddly Tac toe!!
so choose any line of the Tiddly Tac Toe grid to play with, 
MAKING SURE YOU CROSS THROUGH THE CENTRE TO USE YOUR TIDDLY INKS IMAGE/STAMP BOX.

(**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 **)
And here is the inside of my card...


I just love those cute little gnomes!! there is so much to choose from in the Little Valentines Royal Fun set though, just look how cute they are!! That unicorn and her fairy are next on my list to use from it, so sweet!


Right! It's time for Momeschool so I need to shake a leg, glug my coffee and get on task!! tomorrow was our first full subjects day and he did so well. We just need to keep hot on it and not lose our momentum whilst we get used to those 3 subjects a day but we are still done by lunch and the afternoon is free for craft/cooking/reading which is fabulous!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx