Friday, 31 December 2010
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Friday, 24 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Well this time 6 years ago I was in labour, ouch!!!!! at 5:46pm my gorgeous little mo came out to meet us! I won't bore you with all the trauma we had because he is such a happy little man and relatively healthy now!!!! ( ....says lou after spending most of yesterday evening trying to eliminate the temperature of doom he had!!!) He is so very special, and I am so thankful to have him.
So its little mo's birthday!!! and here is his card. He really likes the octonauts an on my yummy create a critter cart there was a pirate octopus that looked just perfect for the job!!
I cut him in blue bazill bling paper and inked his edges a squidge to help him stand out.He is sooooo cute!! I gave him some little rosy cheeks with chalk.
I decided on a little stepper type card. When my BF Fi and I went to a craft shop a couple of weeks ago for their opening the lovely nancy from C&C was making stepper cards with a tent of acetate over them and they were lovely so I decided to have a go at making one!!
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Phew, what a busy few days!!
Now, before I go any further with my post I have to thank the very awesome Peri whose blog I have followd for quite some time now, she posted a card using Kenny k's xmas hottie a while ago and I loved it. (peri also just got runner up in cardmaker of they year along with my fellow funky DT teamie Jane so super duper well done girls!!). I have used Peri's card as a sketch for the layout of my teeny cards ( they are just 3.5x3.5 inches!! awwwwww) and tweaked it a little, its the sentiment and lace up bit that I loved. So thankyou again Peri xxxxxx
So as always with me the christmas cards are super last minute (...I tied the last bow up only this morning!!!!!) and with being last minute they fitted in perfectly with the Allsorts challenge blog theme of Last Minute Christmas Projects.
I have made 10 of these little cuties and they were a little tough to colour becasue of how teeny they were but I still think they came out great. I coloured them using my promarkers.
Here's the blondey variety......
And here is the brunette......
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
I made the sentiment for both the outside and inside on my computer and cut out some of the holly sprigs left on the card from cutting out the circle for my dome!!! I popped some on the front too around the edge of the dome with a few martha stewart branches.
Inside my dome I poured a few white seed beads ( that was not an easy task!!! lol!!!) they kept rolling around and in the end I had to tuck them in between poor pixies legs!!!!! the snow on the ground beneath her feet is torn vellum.
I coloured her with promarkers and here's the colours I used....
Skin-blush and soft peach. Clothes-berry red, crimson and pear green.Hair- buttercup and gold.
Then a few highlights here and there with my at you spicas ( oooh i love these!!!)
Phew!!! I think I remembered everything!!!! Must go and brave the cold and ice ( hoping not to get too close to british gas van man today after yesterdays dancing on ice!!! lol!!!!)
Thankyou so much for popping in on me!! huge Hugs
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
A bit inking and stamped stitches (oooh I would of loved to say it was hand stitched!) and a little splash of colour on the digi with my promarkers and it was done!!!
Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and have a peek at all the Funky girls fabulous creations.
Today is a snow day for little Mo and I. Mo's school text at 6am this morning to say it was shut. Scott tried to dig out my car but with no luck and then one of my friends from work let me know nursery was closed so we get to play all day. I have blown up Mo's snow tube so we will probably hit the little hills today!!! yey!!!! Mo's asthma means it has to be in short bursts but we will still go!!!
Off to tog up now!!! hugs Lou xxx
Monday, 29 November 2010
Well, its definitely white outside my little craft room!! When I came out it was just starting to sprinkle with snow. It lasted a good 40 mins and its settled quite nicely!!
And this is what I came out to create!! isn't she a cutie?! she is Check my list twice from Tiddly Inks (and if you peek on the top of my sidebar you will see Christy is having a bit of a white out over in the Tiddly Inks store, there are fabby savings so its well worth a visit!!!)
I coloured her up with my promarkers ( berry red and crimson for her dress,ice grey 3 and 4 for her boots, sandstone and buttercup hair, vanilla and soft peach for her face and pastel beige for her huge list!!!!
I made this envelope style card in my cricut design studio over a couple of years ago and I still love it. The tags, liner and little letter are all cricut too.The gingham is my fav again from my funkyhand cd, Colour Me happy, contented coffee colourway this time I think!! The 'letter' part I embossed with my cuttlebug and the script folder and the writing on the tags is from my computer and good old word!!!! Martha punched branches, card candy and a bit of frayed burlap distressing on everything too for good measure!!!
Our car is playing up a bit today so I am hoping I will be able to start it nicely in the morning from under its snowy duvet to get Mo to school and me to work!!! lol!!! My friends at work live around 40 mins away and its a bit heavier with them so please keep them in your thoughts for safe journey's tomorow morning too.
I am going in now for a nice cuppa and a bit of TV before I go to bed so don't forget to go over to Tiddly Inks for a little retail therapy!!! lol!!!
Thankyou for popping in on me!!
hugs Lou xxxxxx
Sunday, 28 November 2010
It is still nice and snowy here, the sun is shining so it may melt a bit but we are forecast a little more later tonight.
A couple of weeks ago at cricut club my lovely friend ,Heather, lent me her stampin up santa to stamp a few times for some christmas cards for my Aunt Audrey.
I stamped them in brown memento ink and they came out so beautifully. I wanted to keep the vintage kind of look so there was no colouring for this santa, just a bit of frayed burlap distress inking around the edge to match it all in the brown vintage effect.
The pretty embossed brown paper on the card is a sort of browny bronzey colour and I got it when I went to the kanban factory open day last year, its really is yummy.
I made some holly with my martha stewart punch and some red card candy.
I think my Aunty will love them. She only wanted 6 but I made her 7 for an extra one!!!!
The little firplace next to it is our christmas ornament!! it is my favourite as i love the little hanging stockings with our names on! its really cute.
I am hoping that with its monochrome look this card will be ok for the Allsorts challenge blogs Monochrome challenge. (If its not quite right ladies I won't be offended xxxx)
So Mo and I are just sitting on the settee with some yummy grapes waiting for a little visit from nannie and grandad and our frozen food from asda (.......which didn't arrive with the rest of the shopping last night, grrrrr!!).
Have a super snowy sunday!!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx
Saturday, 27 November 2010
No card today but I just had to share this gorgeous piccy of my three little christmas tree decorators!!!!
Mo always shouts "CHEEEEESE" for photos and this one caught him half cheese!!! lol!!!!
Today could not of started any better for Mo!!! His big brother ryan was here last night and ryan's little sister Mackenzie came to play for a few hours this morning. Mo thinks that Mackenzie is his cousin and ryan's mum is his aunty!!!! we leave it like that for now as it is sooo much easier than explaining all the step family bits!!!! lol!!! Mo and Mackenzie only have 5 months between their birthdays and Mo loves her to bits.
After spending almost an hour playing doctors in the little den I made for them (with fairy lights for lighting!!) and playing out in the snow we got busy putting the tree together for them to decorate. They did an awesome job! Scott and I just opened the box of trimmings and let them do their own thing on the tree whilst listening to Mickey's christmas cd, they loved it.
The lights don't show up in the picture but they do look pretty!!!
Then a lovely treat for me, Fi picked me up and w went on a little road trip to Jo's new crafty shop, Let's Create, over in conningsby. It was a lovely surprise as Fi needed a little escape from the house of sickly boys and I just had to keep her company!!!!! lol!!!! I picked up some lovely bits including some fabby hunky dory circular domes which i am going to play with later!! ooooh!!!
Now Scott and I are just waiting for our asda delivery so we can have a cuppa!!! we ran out of milk making hot chocolate for little people today after oodles of playing in the snow! Ryans football match for tomorrow has been cancelled so the boys are hoping for more snow overnight!!!
Well, off to my frosty craft room to do some colouring now!!
Hugs Lou xxx
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
I am sat warming up with a lovely mug of hot vimto and my blanket snuggled around me!! its freezing here!!! Jack frost had been dancing around in the night and we woke up to pretty sparkly fields and paths which Mo loved and to top it off the man on the radio in the car on the way to school said it is going to snow tomorrow!!! how exciting can one day get for a little Mo!!! lol!!!!
So onto my post of the day!!!
This is my cute new Rosie with presents LOTV stamp that I just had to use for a friends birthday which is tomorrow (mmmmmm...said friend can just forget about seeing this post until the postie brings her her card....though if it hasn't plopped through the letterbox in the morning said friend can just click on this post!!!!!! romfl!!!)
Its a Glitter and Glitz theme over on the LOTV challenge blog so I am sharing this little card in their challenge this week.
I am always sort of sad when I try to take piccies of glitter and sparkle because it never seems to show up :( and on this one my diamond stickles looks kind of yellow but it is gorgeous in real life!!! I have taken a couple of extra piccies incase you can just about catch it in there!!!!
I saw rosie in this red dress made ladybird look when I went to the NEC in birmingham and I loved it. I wish I knew who had made the rosie card so I could thank them properly for the inspiration so if one of the LOTV girls happens to be reading this please give the person who did that card at the NEC a huge squeeze from me xxxxxx
Here's a close up of little Rosie to try and show the glitter and glitz a little more!!! its so hard to take piccies of bling!!! Don't you just want to snuggle her up!!!
Well, I had better get a shower and some cosy clothes on and go fetch my little guy from school.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Lol!!! morning peeps!!! its tiddly tuesday again and you all know what that means!!!!! yummy new images in the tiddly inks shop and an exciting new challenge over on the challenge blog!!!
I just had to snap up Pinky Pudding for my little easel card. I love Christy gothic girls and Pinky
was my first ever Tiddly buy so when Pinky Pudding came up she just had to fall into my basket and come and live with me!!!!
I used a bit more of my yummy red gingham paper from Funkyhand's Colour Me Happy cd to pop behind the yummy looking figgy pudding from the Pinky Pudding paper set that I printed out three times and popped out a bit with a of silicone to make it look even more yummy!!! The holly paper looks just perfect on the bottom of the easel with the SU punched scallops, the sentiment is LOTV.
Here's a sideview!! that way you can see the popping outness of it!!! romfl!!!!
Pinky herself was coloured up with my promarkers.
clothes- berry red and crimson with a touch of holly and grass on her tights and holly leaves.
skin- vanilla and pastel pink.
Hair- tan, sandstone and buttercup with some yumy gold at you spica highlights!!
The white bits of her santa dress are actually gorgeous fine glitter but it was hard to get a piccy in our grim UK weather!!!
So what do you need to do to join in with the fun over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog??!!
Use your favourite holiday/christmas Tiddly Inks images to create your card for the season!!!!
Since all that takes time, we have decided to make this a 2-week challenge again. Your christmassy creations will be due on December 6th at 10 PM---that is an extra week. So have fun and I can't wait to see what you all come up with after the yummy creationn from the fall princess challenge!
Right then, off foranother morning of work for me and a day of school for Mo. Thank you so much for all your get better wishes for him. He is improving a bit but still needing to take things slowly and let his little lungs catch up with him!!! urgh asthma!! but I cannot fault him at all for his cheeriness throughout it all bless him.
Thankyou for popping in on me!!!
Hugs Lou xxx
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Prices start from £5.99, some are even 50% off!!
Hugs Lou xxxx
Well little mo is watching Handy Manny so I have 5 mins to pop a post on my bloggy and join in with Julia's superb WOYWW, pop over to Julia's blog if you are not sure what it is but I love wombling over to everybodies crafty places, my only shame is never ahving enough time to comment on everybodies awesome sharings, though I do go visit all the linkies.
So to my lovely messy desk for today!!! woo hoo I finally started on some of my christmas cards. I saw a card that my crafty friend clare had made in her shop and I was so inspired by it that I had to have a go, mine of course is a little different as I just had to use my yummy new lacey circles for my sentiment and have a few magnolia swirls in there too, will take a piccy of my card later when the sun decides to come up!!!!!
I am so chuffed with it because I had my trusty Funkyhand Colour Me Happy cd for the gorgeous red gingham paper. I love gingham and it looks so festive and sweet with my little tilda stamp. If any of you already have it, I used the red gingham from the blissful baby colourway.
The crazy head photo on my back wall is of my little nephew Rufus who is 3 tomorrow! I made a card for my mum and dad to give him with the same photo!! Whenever there is a camera about he loves to get close and shout "cheeeeeeeese" into the lense! My super fabby hubby Scott managed to click this piccy of him doing it!! I love it! it reminds me of the cute little big head dogs you get on coffee mugs!!
And if anyone who knows me well saw the first piccy and thought wow, Lou's desk looks pretty neat today.................here's the rest of it!!!!!!!
I need to make a small squidgeon of space on this desk for my big sis sam to sit in tonight!! she designs he own range of digi stamps, Lilyboo designs over on cuddly buddly, and she wants to make a start on her christmas cards tonight....mmmmm where shall I put her?!!!
Oooh and I almost forgot!! I am so chuffed because I got an email from domonique over at wikio top blogs to let me know I was on their listings at number 246!!!! ( yup I know I am a long way down but woohhooooo!! i am on there!!!! lol!!!!)
So today I am going to work in my pj's!!! we are having a bit of a fun week to fundraise for children in need. I am soooo comfy in my pj's so I hope I manage to stay awake all day!!!
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
We are soaking up a bit of royalty and enjoying the beautiful autumnal colours that are around.
So get your favourite Tiddly Inks princess, prince or queen and create your project using fall colours and a background (your background can be non Tiddly Inks but please remember to use a member of the Tiddly Inks royal family for your character image!!)
And whats even more exciting is that you get 2 weeks to create your royal masterpiece this time so make sure you link your challenge entry over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog by 10pm (CST) on Monday 22nd November.
The Tiddly Inkers have rocked the challenge once again so go don't forget to pop over and get yourself inspired before you start!!!
So, onto my little offering of Tiddly gorgeousness!!! I used the new Dream Castle for my background and the very gorgeous Katrina . I coloured up my castle and Katrina using my promarkers and gave them a good old rub with my embossing tool to give them a bit of life. I printed out my dream castle twice so I could pop my turrets out, I think they came out cute!!!
I am very lucky when it comes to Autumnal papers as all I needed to do was open up my faithful Funkyhand Dreams Come True cd . It has its own little Autumn style colourway and this beautiful floaty swirly paper fit for a princess called out to me and shouted "ooh pick me,pick me!!" in a donkey from Shrek voice!! ( ....lou wonders if she has slept enough this week.....!!lol!!)
and a lovely green one from the same cd to make the grass and slider tag part of my card.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
The teeny tiny space I have been working in, it may be small but I seem to be doing ok creatively in it!!! you can just about see the debris from my DT cards this week!! My Get Funky Tag it challenge card is laying down on the top of one pile ( scroll down my blog a couple of posts if you need a nosey at it!) and my Tiddly Inks color combo challenge card is kind of laying on its side...(thats what happens when you sort of throw them out of the teeny tiny working space to make room for some more creating!!!!!)
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Well fall is on us now and the delicious colours of autumn are really showing through on the trees and landscape here in Lincolnshire, which is fantastic as the challenge over on TiddlyInks challenge blog is a colour combo this week of Olive, Purple and Mustard.
You have until 10pm (CST) next monday night to enter using a Tiddly Inks image and the colour combo on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog , so go and see what the fabby DT girls have been creating this week!
I decided to use the gorgeous Tiddly Inks Happy Day Bouquet for my DT card as I wanted to colour each of the bigger flower heads in one of the challenge colours. I also found some of my yummy making memories papers with the colour combo in too! Yey!!! I love the Happy Day Bouquet as it can be used for so many occasions!
I added some yummy olive and mustard chalk inks to the edges of my little easel card and papers to bring out a little more colour.
I made my little sentiment pieces on my computer and backed them with the same paper. I popped my bouquet and sentiment out on some thin foam squares and the card was done.
I was so inspired by the fall challenge that I jst had to get my blog background changed into something a bit more autumny!!!!
And this picture below.......well this is what happens when you sneeze when you are taking a piccy of your DT card!! it has never happened to me before and I thought it was funny so just had to share it with you all!!!!
Well, must go and get ready for work really.......though a duvet day would be much nicer!!!!
Hugs Lou xxx
Monday, 1 November 2010
Oh my goodness, its november already!! This year seems to be just whizzing by!!
I am nervous yet excited this morning as it is my first time at setting the challenge over on the Get Funky challenge blog!!!
and here it is...............................
All you need to do is have fun creating a TAG using your favourite funky hand papers. You can create any kind of tag or project including a tag for this challenge!!
The other thing to remember is that your project will only be eligible for the prize if you use at least one Funky Hand product - there are LOADS of papers and extras to choose from so that bit won't be difficult!
Click HERE for a quick link to the Funky Hand website.
Here's how to be in with a chance of winning this month's £20.00 voucher to spend in the Funky Hand on-line shop.
1. Add your 'TAG IT' project to your blog,
2. Don't forget to say which Funky Hand product(s) you've used
3. Come back before midnight on Tuesday 30th November (UK time) and add your challenge entry to our little inlinkz gadget at the bottom of this post!! easy peasy!!
For my little ship card I cut a tag on my cricut in both normal and shadow function and covered the bottom half of each tag with the goreous bubbly paper on the Funky Daze cd ( one of my absolute favs!) and the little ship digi on Dreams Come True. I love how cute the ship looks riding its wave!!!
I used more of the paper on the base of my card, adding a little EK Sucess punched border ( dotted wave) and having fun adding some inking around the edges.
I added a little co-ordinating ribbon to my tag and made a sentiment on my computer using Harrington font.
Now I know ooodles of you have fabulous Funky Hand cd's, there is even a freebie here in the store, so pop on over to the challene blog and check out the DT's awesome creations, get your tags out and Get Funky with us!!!!
Hugs Lou xxx
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
So did you all catch Anice on create and craft tv this morning? I hope so because the funky hand DT girls completely rocked with their christmas cards this morning, they are all awesome.
Here is my little card that was sat neatly near the front ish during the show this morning! I was so xcited to see it there and even more daftly excited when Leonie picked up my little bag and rubbed it!!! he,he,he,he!! see it doesn't take much to get me all daft and excitable!!!
For this funky little christmas card I hand drew the heart and its shadow and the sentiment is computer generated. A bit of doodling and a cricut cut holly leaves with a little red holly berry button and it was done!! I really liked this one!!!
And this is my gorgeous little man watching Anice this morning!!!! in this piccy he is waving to her (...which he does everytime she is on bless him!!!).