Saturday, 15 June 2019

Travel Theme with Allsorts challenge blog!!



Morning everyone!!! I'm a bit excited today!! Swedish Housecrafts is sponsoring a challenge this month and I had the greatest honour of being asked by our lovely Lynn to take part as a guest over on the Allsorts challenge blog and the theme is Travel.

I knew just the papers I wanted to use for my little card! The Pion Designs The World Await 6x6 complete collection is just stunning and even better, it has these stunning little images on one of the sheets that I thought would be just perfect as Tilda's 'photo's' taken on her phone while she travels!! 

I took the time to distress and mount each layer of design papers and images onto some Crafters Companion Neenah desert storm A4 to really make the layers stand out from each other. 

The little 'photo's' are popped out on some foam squares so they really stand atop of the rest. I love how that bit came out in the finished card so much.


I think this is my favourite design paper in the whole collection, I love those little airships and balloons on it...


Well, that's me all waffled out for the day!! thank you so much for peeking in on me. We are on a mission to get Mo a new raincoat today as his is a bit too small finally after 2 years!!! lol! He has been squeezing into it all week with the bad weather but it's rather cosy over a shirt and blazer and he can't cope with that feeling so a new one is needed!!

Have a magical day all, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Bronte Kisses.....

Hi everyone!

I'm in with my Dream Team post for you today. I fancied stepping away from the norm and doing a bit of a sympathy/understanding card for my make this week due to seeing that one of the lovely craft shops I buy my bits from had lost her mum and I had a lovely new center picture window card die to play with again I bought from them too so went for using 2 of my favourite images, Bronte Kisses and Life is like a balloon.

This is the outside of the card....


The gorgeous papers are the Bronte Design Papers. Maurie added them to the store for you because...well...I begged!! he he!!!

They really are just the sweetest papers. I used the pink toned one for the outside and inside of my card. Here's a closer look at inside...


and a little video of how teeny and just darn cute it is!!! .....


Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Tiddly Inks challenge #226....All Squared Up.


Its the first Tuesday of the month means a super fun new Tiddly challenge and this month we are getting our shape on!! this month's challenge is...

All Squared Up!!
So, think squared design papers like gorgeous ginghams, square-shaped cards/creations, square matting 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, for mine, I used the stunning Mini and Many Friends clear stamp set.

We have just got home from a wonderful 5-day break to Disneyland Paris and I wanted to make my husband a little card to say thank you that I can hide in his work bag for him to find when he gets to work tomorrow. We had the most magical time and Mo loved it. He had some panicky moments but he did better than we ever thought he would and utterly loved collecting his little pins with his spending pennies, collecting the little coin souvenirs and looking for hidden mickeys everywhere.

I wanted a travel kind of theme in my papers and a lot of love because we seriously had the best time!! 

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 27 May 2019

Naunet....

Image- Naunet.
Morning everyone!!

Happy Monday!! I'm in with my Dream Team post for you today with a super sweet mermaid image. I really, really wanted to get a Mermaid done for me and on Sunday I grabbed my crafty time and ran with it!!!

But Naunet is just the sweetest with her little band of fishy friends around her. I love it. I printed her out and coloured her up in my happy little dreamy colouring world! I do so love a good crafty day.

I decided to get out my gorgeous blending chalks to do the background. I haven't used them in such a long while but they leave the most beautiful effect. And then for extra fun, I decided to have a quick spray with glitter and then add a shiney spray to the top to fix the chalk.

I cut a couple of seaweed fronds from one of my old Magnolia Doo Hickey sets and the little wave border is from it too. The little shells are the teeny weeny ones I love to pick up when we go to the beach. There is nothing nicer than digging around for these. They look so sweet on cards and projects and all they need is a little hot glue to adhere them in place.

The sentiment is from old paper smooches set but I love it! It's such a fun twist on Best Wishes for a birthday card and perfect for this one with those little fishy friends.

Right, I need to get my workout done, these old bones don't get fit by themselves! It's hard work but I still think it's worth every bead of sweat to get as fit as I can after a couple of years worth of operations and cancer treatment! It takes its toll so you have to really work to get yourself back to where you want to be. I'm so lucky though. It totally gave me the push to keep going and get myself in much better shape than I was before cancer hit! he he!! 

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

3 on a bench....

Image- 3 on a bench.
Sentiment- Cupcake Hamster.

Evening all!!

I have had such a lovely day today. I got my jobs started early this morning and had one load of washing done by the end of the school run so I hung it out and took a walk with the dogs this morning, a lovely 4 mile one in the beautiful sunshine and then I came home and hung out another load of washing before getting time to sit and play in my craft room.

I love days like today where you just fancy making something and go with it, they are always the best.

This cute little image is one of the new ones from Mo's Digital Pencil. I adore it!! they just look too cute. 

I attempted to colour them up so they looked like they had been playing in the sun and stopped for a snack break! awwwww they really are so cute!!

I think birthday cards are my most made card, and the sentiment from Cupcake Hamster was just perfect with those little full mouths!!

Right, I need to scoot!! I am going to try and squeeze in another band stretch before I have a bath...or shower because I actually think it might be too hot for a bath tonight!!!

Thank you for peeking in, huge hugs Lou xxx



Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Tiddly Inks challenge #225...Let's Get Dotty!!

 
Image- Cute-ilicious.
Good Morning everyone!!

Its the first Tuesday of May....wait whhaaaaaaat?? May already?? oh my!!! but you all know as trusted Tiddly peeps that the first Tuesday of the month means a super fun new Tiddly challenge and this month we are going dotty!! yup, that's right! this month's challenge is...

Let's get Dotty!!
So, think dotted design papers, doodling dots around your image and just lots of spots! he he!!

(**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 Cute-ilicious. There is just something about this golden oldie Tiddly Inks image that makes me smile from ear to ear. I think it's the tulip dress and those teeny weeny lil ladybirds that clinch the deal!! she is just adorable and that is that!!!

Here's a closer peek of me attempting to get that bling photo I always struggle to catch!!!

Well, that's me for today.

Little Mo and I are both feeling pretty under the weather today. We have sore tummies so a day of rest for both of us is on the cards. I am not one for stopping when I feel rough but sometimes I manage to listen to my body!!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Hush....

Image- Hush.
Morning all!!

I hope you are all waking up to gorgeous Sundays. They always feel so much more exciting when they are followed by a Bank Holiday Monday don't they?!!!

I have had a busy morning so far! I've done my workout and knocked out 2 more cards from my little crafty desk so now I've got all that done, I've got time to sit at my pooter and make my blog post!.

It's time for a new challenge over on the Mo's Digital Pencil challenge blog and there is a lovely optional theme of 'For the Girls'. I can never resist a baby card so I grabbed Hush.

I love this image. The lines of it are so soft. Some papers from my stash pile and a few die cuts and she was done.

Right, time to walk some pawsy peeps!! It's not that warm here today but they are still eager to go...they are at that 'Lie down at my feet but move every single time I move and if I get up, get even more excited' stage of the morning!!!! I wouldn't have it any other way though, they keep me on my toes!!

Thank you for popping in, HUge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Millie with watering can....


Hello everyone!

Did you all catch the gorgeous new image over at Mo's Digital Pencil store? this is Millie with watering can and she is waaaaaay too cute!! She also comes with 2 adorable sentiments, just look at her cuteness!!

Millie with Watering Can
Isn't she the sweetest? she is...of course with Lou kindness....clickable so if you click on her, it will take you right to her in the store!! yey!!!

Mothers Day here has come and gone so I decided on a sweet little Lots of love card ( I love these because they are good for all sorts of occasions!! not just a birthday maker here!! lol!!!).

I've had a bit of an emotional afternoon watching out for one of my BF's Hubbies finishing the London marathon. I put on the live finishing line feed and we got so excited when we saw him coming up to it...I have to admit to having a bit of an emotional cry! what a blooming achievement to do that marathon. Massive well-done hugs go to Carl. 

Right, I need a bath and a bit of tea. It's not been very warm here today so I am more than ready to soak in a bit of warmness!!!

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

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Dream.....

Image- Dream.
Hello all!!

I'm sneaking in my Dream Team post again!!! Today, I went for using the wonderful Dream. I used the boy version, I love this little guys eyes looking up, so magical.

I used my square nesties to crop of his little legs (poor guy!!) so I could fit it onto this card for my Father in Law for fathers day. I know when it gets closer to Fathers Day I might feel a little tender this year and Scott's Dad is so wonderful I didn't want him to miss out if my mojo gets a grief crash so I have gone for making it super early in preparation.

We've had such a magical easter weekend so far. Lots of walking which we love, Little Mo finding his hidden rocks, which he absolutely loves so huge thanks to everyone who does that!! and he was so inspired by his happiness that he wanted to make one for his best little friend because...in his words... "I neeeed to make Khloe a pebble to fulfil her dreams". This is his first go so he was so excited.
Right, I need to go outside and watch the little guy play on his electric motorbike now. Wish me luck...It's warm and I am a little tired so I may fall asleep while he's riding round!!! romfl!!!!
Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xx

Monday, 15 April 2019

choccy egg box decorating fun!!



Good morning everyone,

I'm in with a post for you today and I wanted to share the divine little Laserowe Love Yellow Spring 5pcs Easter Eggs I've been playing with. I can't tell you how lovely these are. They might be for easter, as I've used them for today's post, but I really feel like they are beautiful all year round with those beautiful flowers in the centre. I'm working on the whispy branch one next so I'll share that in our fabulous Swedish House Crafts Crafters Lounge over on facebook! don't forget to click on the link to join us if you are not already there because we get to peek at makes and inspiration early in there!

Let's take a closer look at this little egg. It's so pretty. I used 2 of the eggs in the set and then glued them together once I had coloured them. I love that staggered dimensional effect doing it like that gave.


I simply coloured the little chippie egg cuteness with my promarkers. The surface of the chippies is lovely and smooth and you are able to blend your normal colour sets to get the shading which I love.

I added a teeny squidge of flowersoft from my personal stash to the little branch egg and one the flower one, I added a little purple glitter and glossy accents to the flower head to finish that off. It looks so pretty.

The beautiful gentle purple papers are from the Maja Design Vintage Romance 6x6 pad. They are so delicate and I really struggled to actually use them after much stroking and telling myself how they needed to be used, I distressed the edges with my scissors and glued them to the box!!! he he!!!


I added a little twine that I threaded through the egg chippie before I tied the bow just to keep everything flowing. I used a little bit of clear glue to position the ends of the bow on the box.

The little box of chocolate eggs you can get from lots of shops so quick, go buy some and have fun decorating it for easter!!! I'm going to get a couple more and have some fun with them!!

Thank you for popping in on me, huge hugs Lou xxx