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


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, 

(**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

Sunday, 1 September 2019


Image- Megan from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Good morning all!!

I'm super pleased you've popped in today because this little cutie, Megan, is just too super to miss!!! Don't you just love images that make you smile inside as you are colouring away? I know I do!!

Isn't she just the sweetest little superhero you've seen? I adore her! Teamed up with a few superhero papers and she's ready to go save the world!! These papers are just my favourite ones to turn to when I need some superpowers!! 

We have had another lovely weekend. We got a new friend for our bunny Marvin. He is called Buddy, which I find really rather magical as Dad's favourite singer was Buddy Holly!! They have bonded quite nicely so far which is so lovely to see as the colder months are coming up and they will so love to have each other to snuggle up to and keep cosy.

We had a lovely little drive out to the local car boot sale today and bought some freshly picked raspberries and carrots, then onto Hobbycraft to get Mo a black watercolour pencil for his collection and some fun fabric quarters for him to begin making the beeswax wraps he has learnt how to make and lastly, Asda for some plain white T-shirts for him to decorate. It's going to be a bit of a crafty afternoon week next week I think!!!!

I made Scott the most scrumptious chocolate, raspberry and chantilly cream cake today to celebrate those gorgeous raspberries we bought this morning. He is rather gorgeous so he is very much worth celebrating too!! he he!!!

Right, I need to scoot. My eyes are closing for me as I sit here typing. 7:30-8:30pm seems to be my limit for awake-ness still! though I am awake rather early so I think it must all even itself out somehow!!!!

Thank you so much for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Because who doesn't love Llama's?!!!

Image- No Probllama from Tiddly Inks.
Good morning world!!

I hope you aren't all melting where you are out there?! It's been really hot here. I am not a heat lover. I adore seeing the sunshine but I am not a lover of the heat that comes with it!!

But, never mind that! How cute is No Probllama from Tiddly Inks??? TOOOOOOOO CUTE I hear you say!!!! I know right????

I teamed her up with some bright and zingalicious paper for this birthday make, I LOVE it!!

Right, I need to get on. There's Science to be done in Mo-melearning world today. We are still sticking with an hour for each subject until school term begins for normal school going children when we will swap to 3 hours a day ( 1 hour of each subject). Mo is doing so good. He is really keeping himself focused during that hour but one thing I have noticed is that he can't cope with any sound while he is learning. He gets really agitated by it so I cannot imagine how that felt in a classroom full of children for him. It really sort of breaks my heart that it felt like that for him for 3 years of secondary school but all I can do is help to support him from now on.

Have a magical day everyone, thank you so much for popping in. Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 25 August 2019


Image- Rowena.
Hello everyone!! How are you all?

Have you all been keeping up with all the gorgeous new images over at Mo's Digital Pencil? they are all just too cute!! Maurie really has been working out that drawing muscle this last week!! It's been super tough to choose who to play with first but this little cutie won!!

It is, of course, Rowena. She is just the most darling little witch. I love the way she looks so thoughtful. She comes with a magical little sentiment too. Let's take a peek at her in the shop.....

Just too cute not to pick up for a little autumn treat right?!!! I adore her.

We have been really enjoying the August bank holiday weekend so far. We've done the caravan for fishing and golf, we've had a gorgeous day at the beach swimming and today we've had a little trip out to Bardney gala to see mum and dad on their stalls and then the men of the house had a little bike ride.

It's so hot though! I am going to run a lovely cool bath to chill in in a minute before I put my pjs on and just veg out....or melt..I have not decided which will happen first yet!!! romfl!!

Thank you for popping in, Huge Hugs Lou xx

Monday, 12 August 2019

Country Boy......

Image- Country Boy.
Morning all!

I'm in with a post for you today using the super sweet new Country Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil.

My Little Mo picks the images I use for my Monday post and he LOVED this little boy with his chicken and wanted something making for him with it because he loved it so much so I went for a bookmark ( he reads soooooo much that bookmarks are always a must!!).

And of course, no sooner had the glue dried from the bookmark tab, that bookmark had been whipped from my desk and added to the latest book from the library!!!!!

We are really enjoying the holidays. Last week we had a couple of days in The Lakes and it was just gorgeous. We visited a few of our favourite places and found a new favourite too, Levens Hall. Mo LOVED the house and the topiary trees.

We also had our visit from the EHE lady. She comes to visit you to make sure you have yourself sorted for home learning and know roughly what you are aiming for. She was really impressed by all Mo's plans he had written down and even more pleased we had purchased the GCSE's online so we know what to learn. She really liked Mo's 'learning area' in the garage and said how wonderful it was so fingers crossed we are ready to go. It's still a little scary but I really think he can rock it bless him.

Today we are kind of chilling as Scott has gone back to work. I have some laundry and ironing to catch up on and Mo wants to make Nannie's birthday card so I think I'll be able to sneak in a little crafty time too!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Tiddly Inks challenge #228.....Anything TIDDLY INKS goes!!!

Image- Birthday Boy.
Good Morning Tiddly peeps!!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. Many of us are in the throes of summer and either has gorgeous mini peeps at home with us to play with or temperatures that are way too hot for bending our minds with a theme when we can grab a minute to ourselves to craft so this month its...

Anything Tiddly Inks Goes!!
so grab that little bit of time you get and create anything you fancy using your stash of Tiddly goodness!!!
(**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 go for a boy make and use the gorgeous Birthday Boy. I think he is one of my most used Tiddly images. I just adore his little face and holding that pressie! Too cute!!!

Right, I need to scoot!! Our first EHE visit is today and I need to tidy the kitchen a little from holiday time 'just pop it there' tumbleweeds we have made so far!! everyone has those in holiday time right???!!!

Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 4 August 2019


Image- Dandelions.
Hi everyone!

I'm nipping in with my weekly make of Dream Team happiness and this week I chose the gorgeous new Dandelions.

She is just an absolute sweetheart isn't she? she just makes me smile from ear to ear hugging her little bunch of dandelion treasures.

I love Dandelions, we blow the seeds off the fluffy ones here to 'tell the time' and Mo still loves doing it.....errrr...but so do I!!! romfl!!!

Right, I need to scoot. There is a cracking thunderstorm going on outside and I simply can't wait for that burst of cool, clear air you get after the great downpour of rain, it's been so muggy here today!

Thank you for popping in on me, Huge Hugs Lou xx

Monday, 29 July 2019

Carry the cake...

Image- Carry the Cake.
Good morning all! 

I'm back in with a post for you today and it's another Carry the Cake make! I can't be the only one who prints out 4 of the same image at a time for later use can I??? I always do it because I just know I won't be able to resist the cuteness again!!

But she is so sweet I can't resist and I had the very last scraps of some of my favourite design papers ever to use up so using this cutie was a must!!

My Little Mo did not wake up until 8:45am!!!! and even then he was only woken up because they started cutting a tree down behind us! I am absolutely loving how relaxed he is starting to feel now. We feel like a lot of the reasons for his super high anxiety levels are gone and he is starting to feel more himself again. It's so beautiful to see. Having a ASD/ADHD little guy,it's always hard for us to try and get things right but this time, I think we have cracked it. So we really feel we are heading for things to work better for him from now on and excited about September for him.

Thank you for popping in! Huge hugs Lou xx

Room Service Edwin....

Good Morning all,

I wanted to share the little recipe book I made for my Little Mo over the weekend with you. From September we will be homeschooling Mo. He loves cooking and baking and we are really keen to keep him going with that during his learning time as not only is it one of his personal interests, but something he feels he may want to do at college  so I thought a little book for him to note his favourite recipes in and practice his neat handwriting would be a lovely thing to start.

And who better to help me do that than Room Service Edwin. The amazing Edwin stamps are often overlooked for the Tilda's but I adore them so much and he was just right for a recipe book!!

I added a little sparkle to his shoes for fun. The little tags on the next photo are from the Doo Hickey 22 kit. I really love the shape of them. To get the wording on there I die cut the tag first. Then I printed out the words I wanted and then adhered the tag over the top and popped it back through the printer so that the tag was printed with the words. I love doing this. It puts such a personal twist on things, especially when you have a child with a name that you don't often find personalised things for!!

Inside I used the little tab die from the Magnolia Stamps Recipe Card die. I popped one on every page until I got to the bottom and then once he has filled those up, I'll pop some more in!! Having the die to be able to do that was really nice and he can write the name of each recipe on the tab when he writes his recipes in.

Now, I can't find these cream flat sequins in the store anymore but I LOVE them. There are a few other colours left HERE. They are fabulous to just dot around your project for a bit of something to catch your eye and if you love making shakers, they are just magical for those!!

The papers are actually from the Maja Design Christmas Season 6x6 pad.I loved the blues and patterns and Mo's favourite colour is blue so they were just perfect for the job too! I love it when a plan comes together!!!

Right, time for this mamma to get a cup of tea and breakfast!! 2 blog posts done and I can hear my tummy growling like a little fuzzy bear who needs some hunny!!!! Have a magical day everyone!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 22 July 2019

Shout Out........

Images- Shout Out.
Morning all!!

It's my turn to post over on the Dream Team blog today and I went for a bit of a bright and zingy make using the recently released Shout Out.

I really need a bright and cheery make. This last week has been quite an uphill climb and detour for The Daubney Trio this week. We have removed Mo from his school and will be homeschooling him and have lost one of our super precious rabbits, Kate. So all in all, a bright and zingy card was much needed for a Lou heart!!

Shout Out is such a sweetheart!! and being as I adore rabbits and very sadly lost one of mine this week, I decided to borrow the bunny from Bronte Bits to make it her little drawing on her art on the wall. I really love how cute this came out.

Today we are just going to chill out a little. Mo was quite poorly in the night with a very yucky tummy so we have been awake all night! He finally settled at about 3:50am so today I will be mostly looking like an absolute zombie!! 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx