Monday, 20 January 2020

Birthday Pig........

Image- Birthday Pig.
Good Morning all!!

It's a little Monday dream Team make again this morning and today I went all birthday! after all, who wouldn't want the worlds cutest pig on their birthday card???

I am sat here savouring some surprise moments of peace and quiet with my caramelizio coffee because Mo is still asleep!! in fact....Scot and I were late up today too!! we had a gorgeous morning on the beach with the dogs yesterday and I think all that sea air has worked its magic on our systems and we are all chilled out!!

I've baked Mo some breakfast banana and chocolate chip muffins so I'm sure the smell of those will have him stirring soon!! lol!! Its Math revision today so I bet he's taking the duvet for all it can give him today!! romfl!!

Have a wonderful week everyone! Thank you for popping in on me! 

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 13 January 2020


Image- Pussywillows.
Morning all.

Between Christmas and New Year we very sadly had a loss in our family. My husbands Grandma died. She was 95. Now I know it's a great age but it's still very sad to have her leave us. I didn't know her very well at all as she lived in Australia and I have never met her in person but my heart broke for Scott's Dad as I know just how it feels to lose a parent when you can't be there with them because they are in another country.

So I have made him this special card. Pussywillows is just so perfect for this sort of occasion when you want to see the beauty in such a loss.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 6 January 2020

Valerie in Winter....

 Image- Valerie in Winter.
Morning all! 

I'm late in with my Dream Team make post today but its the start of Momelearning term 202 and y'all know that cutie patootie lil guy comes first before I do anything else! He is currently revising Combined Science so I've got a few minutes to blog the cute little hanging creation I made using Valerie in Winter and one of my favourite dies.

There are actually 3 gorgeous images to chose from in the set but I LOVE this one of Valerie holding the snowball. I used my woodware fluffy stuff to get that super sweet snow look!!!

I made a quick little tutorial for the hanger I made and you can find that HERE in our Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse facebook group.

It's so super simple but it looks so cute when it's finished! and I have plenty of hanging room for more creations!! he he!!!! 

Thank you for nipping in, hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Candy Cane Bear.....

Image- Candy Cane Bear.
Background- Moon Baby.
Good morning all!

I'm in with my Dream Team post for you today using that cute and fuzzy new little Candy Cane Bear.

I used him to make another sweet little hanging decoration. These are just the best fun when you don't fancy making a card and you want something more 'gifty' to make with your stash.

Let's take a closer peek at that little fuzzy fellow! oh my days I do adore him!!

I added a little glossy accent to his eye and candy cane because I just love a bit of shine!!

Right, I need to get myself to bed! the little guy turns 15 tomorrow....gulp!! I can't actually believe it! It's gone so quickly! but I am really looking forward to spending some family bubble time with him today and of course.....cake!!!!!! yummy cake!!!!!...this yummy cake...

I really had fun making this one!!! he was desperate to light the candles but we told him he had to wait until his actual birthday tomorrow to do that job!! lol!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx

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


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!!
(**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