Friday 30 April 2010

Little Mo with wings!!

Morning peeps!!! Its a lovely morning here, it rained overnight but it is quite bright and cheery this morning.
Over on the UK crafters thread Kerry and Kate gave us a wings cricut cut and material (optional) challenge. I had an idea in my head quite quickly for a layout usig a photo of little Mo that scott had played with in photoshop. He had so much fun jumping from one wooden platform t the next and scott snapped this fab picture of him mid- flight!!!!
I used the winds from indie art and stuck them onto the base photo, then I used another photo to cute Mo out. I popped the top layer up on foam squares so he is standing out from the page.
The 'explore' is from my home accents cart and the 'let your dreams take flight' is all mixed up.
The material is some sacking my mum gave me in a bag of material last week, there were all sorts of goodies in it!!!!
The buttons are basic grey, sam and I had lots of fun arranging them last night!!!!
Here's a close up of little Mo flying! its so hard to take a picture and get the dimension to pop out!!!
I am so looking forward to the long weekend, I have got some yummy new digi's from
Lily-boo's boutique to play with so, they are so fab ( Jo, you will love one of the new sets hun! xx) I am really excited about them, will try and post you a sneaky peek over the weekend.

Lily-boo's boutique is sponsoring passion for promarkers weekend workshop too!!!! honestly I dont think my weekend could get any better!!!!
Right I had better get myself going as we have to drop off our poor car at the garage for a new clutch and gearbox (ouch!!!) before we drop the little guy off at school.
Thank you for popping in on me xxxxxxx

Tuesday 27 April 2010

beautiful sunshine and a baby card!!!

Oh the sunshine is pretty today here, it makes me feel so cheery to see the sunshine in a morning and wake up to the birds singing.
I am just waiting for some glue to dry on a project I am doing for the UK crafters thread before I can so the next bit so thought I would take some time out from watching the glue dry to post this cute little card I made last night!!!
Its the giraffe from the new arrival cart, one of my friends was making him at cricut club a couple of weeks ago and he looked so sweet, I had to give him a go.
I popped him on a middle step card and used martha to pretty it up. I used a little baby sentiment on the front and a little heart charm, so cute!!!!!!!
I am in for a lonely night tonight as scott is in london in a meeting for the day and won't be back until 9:30pm ish so I might get some more made!!!
Thankyou for popping in, my little blog seems to off been a bit lonely lately and I love peoples comments, it inspires me to make more!!!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx

Sunday 25 April 2010

Sarah Kay again!!!!!!

Happy sunday peeps!!!!

I forgot to post this Sarah Kay cardwhile we were having our swirls cut challenge on the cricut MB, she will fit nicely into the challenge still going on over on andrea's blog!!!

I really wish I had taken a piccy of this card standing up before it started its travels over to australia but hey ho!!!!!!
Its a btgrey and rainy here today but its ok as Mo is catching up with a few episodes of special agents oso and i am playing with the new dogs digi set from lily-boo's boutique, its so cute!!!
thankyou for popping in on me!!
hugs lou xxxxxx

Thursday 22 April 2010

another sarah kay with a bit of experimenting!!

hello peeps!!

I am still in the fog of uni work but I had to feed my poor little lonely blog so I am going to post another one of my sarah kay creations tonight!!!! she's another one for my friend andrea's sarah kay challenge, please go and check out her blog as she has her first set of digi stamps on there now (......and they are swit-swoo!!!!!)
I made this one using my 'rose's garden' sarah kay stamp.
I love this stamp and have made a few cards with her, she is so sweet.
I played around a bit with this one as I was feeling experimental!!!! I made some peel off flowers again , embossed them and blinged them up with some ambery coloured gems.
For Rose I stamped her in black ink and then cut her with a scalloped oval nestie, then I got my crafty notions bronze coloured spray out and gave her and the flowers a good squirt!!! she looks so much prettier in the flesh than she does on my blog!!
The top bit of base paper I cuttlebugged embossed, the bottom bit is from my do crafts goody bag i got a while ago, it had the yummiest sunshine papers in it. A bit of thin organza ribbon and it was job done!!!
Right back to the books!! hugs to you all!!!

Sunday 18 April 2010

My little edwin tag card!

This is the other card I made at crciut club yesterday, I am still having fun with the tag from the plantin schoolbook cart and my lovely friend denise gave me this bit of paper left over from her project and lent me a yummy punch ( i am not sure what it was but it was so cool) and my card just came together!!!

I coloured edwin up with my promarkers and embossed his litle face and arms then ripped a bit of the scrap paper and popped it on his tag and sat edwin on the top of it!!! lots of chalking around the edges ( you know i just have to chalk!!!) and then popped edwins tag on top of the shadow sized tag. Then that went on top of the paper and punched strip.

The buttons were from my stash and the string is some crochet cotton I bought last week because i needed some natural looking string!!!!
So easy but really,really cute!!!!
thank you for popping in on me xxxxx

Saturday 17 April 2010

BBTB2 challenge.

Hello peeps!!!!
I have crawled out from beneath the pile of books and paper and other uni work stresses to post my little card for the challenge over on BBTB2.
The prize this time is a gift certificate for magnolia stamps ( oooohhhhh my fav!!!) so out came a cute little tilda sent to me in a swap a while ago.
I made this card as a thank you for a very special friend who took a lot of time and effort to set up a little cricut group for us bug lovers in our little town of Lincoln . It was the first one today and I think they were 12 of us there. It was so much fun and I had the best day. Lots of laughs and giggles and exploration of carts ( Denise found a yummy leave background I will have to try soon on wild card).

Fi loves pink so I had to pop some pink in there and wanted her to match the colouring of the rose.
The cricut cut is all off the doily card button on the wild card cart. I used the circle left from the frame and embossed it to use as a background.
I used my promarkers to colour tilda and embossed just her face and hands so they were 3Dand Fi 's (the special friend!!) chalks to colour up the bits. I used the friend embossing folder for the circle ( also Fi's!!!) and I used another special friends (thankyou denise xx) martha stewart punch for the inside and popped the phrase o top of it with some more silicone!
The funniest thing is, despite me knowing it was going to be a cricut day, I got in my normal what to take flap and didn't take my cricut so had to borrow Fi's cricut too!!I popped up the frame, rose and tilda with some silicone, I love the way they stand out a little.
Right, I must get back to my uni work now, I am struggling with this assignment but hoping to get it finshed soon, if you don't see me again by monday please come and rescue me from under the pile of screwed up paper, I will be the small person ,rocking to and fro biting her nails!!!!! romfl!!!!!
Thankyou for popping in on me!
Hugs Lou xxxxxxx

Sunday 11 April 2010

Get Funky’s April Challenge Entry!!


OOOOOh I love my new retro wordbook download from Funky Hand. It was my easter present to myself ( the easter bunny made me do it!!) and here is my entry for the Get funky challenge this month. There is an ‘April Showers’ theme and on our UK crafters thread we are using the tag1 cut from plantin schoolbook.

Both of these were fantastic for the tutorial I have been playing with from my yummy new magnolia ink mag this month. Its a gift boxy card thing and I love it. I have made 2 this afternoon but only finished this one! I am sooo chuffed with it!!!

I used the cute watering can digi stamp from Dreams come true on the front. The water is blue,glittery and glazed but didn’t show up too well in the photo, grrrrrrr!!!!!!

Here’s some more piccies……..


This is the inside of the card. I used the tag cut for the seed holders and the little verse and another digi stamp from ‘Dreams come true’


I cut a few flowers out of a scrap of paper I had and popped them out a bit with silicone glue.


Here’s the seed tag pocket!! The seed tags have little pockets on them in patterned paper that I sealed and popped out a little with silicone glue to stop the seeds falling out of the bottom!! I embossed the names on the scalloped ovals to make them 3d and they look gorgeous all puffed out.

The little sticks to show where the seeds are planted in the garden are coffee stirrers from Mcd’s!!!!! I printed the names of the seeds out and stuck them onto the sticks and then glazed over the top to make them waterproof!!!


And here’s my little Mo watching the “funky lady” ( as he calls her!!) on create and craft TV!!!!! He is so cute, he stops playing whenever she is on an watches so quietly I just had to take a piccy last time!!!!


Right, off for a cuppa now, thank you for popping in on me!!!

Hugs Lou xxxxxx

Friday 9 April 2010

Ali-craft blog's first challenge- sarah kay.

I made this super cute little card for the new challenge over on my friend andrea's blog. I couldn't believe it when she andrea asked me to be on her DT!!!!

This months challenge is sarah kay and the prize is a sarah kay stamp, It rus until 8th may so get your sarah kays out and join in with the fun!! also as a special treat you can get 10% off a sarah kay stamp at alicraft so pop over to andrea's blog to get the code for the discount!!!

The card is for the little girl who i used to nanny for for her 8th birthday, she loves dogs so "fanny's cuddle" from sarah kay was just perfect. I coloured her with my promarkers and cut her with a nice scalloped oval nestie.I made the flowers with some peel offs in paper matching the bottom patterned paper and embossed with a tooly thingy!!!, ( i learnt how to do that at ali's craft club a couple of months ago ad am quite hooked!!!!) The paper is from my minds eye.
I found a nice big goldy organza ribbon left from my jane asher christmas cake kit ( thank you jane asher!!!) and made a bow. A few adhesive pearls and blingy centres for the flowers and she was done!!!!
I am now officially on a weeks holiday from work, I am so excited I can spend some time with the mo-ster. We have no real plans other than he is desperate to have one of his best friends to come to play so it will be nice to just veg and womble together!!!! I am at craft club tomorrow so I can't wait to catch up with the girls and Iian ( actually we have 2 men at our craft group which I think is super)
I treated myself to an ATG on tuesday night and it arrived yesterday, oooh its quite cool!!! I have been sticking everything!!! mo has his eyes on it though so am thinking a rather high storing place for it will be best!!!
lol!! i have just noticed the diaper cake in the background of my piccy!!!!!
The boys have gone with daddy to get us fish and chips for tea, yummo!!! so i must go and get the plates out!!!
Big hugs
Lou xxxxxx

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Limited edition cuttlebug girls digi, new DT and my new cuttlebug storage folder!!

Oh what an exciting weekend I have had!!! We finally decided on our new DT over on Lily-boo's boutique, please go and check them out, I even worked out how to pop a page on with tabs on our home page !!!! I just need to add piccies and blurbles abot everyone!! Its so exciting!

Here is the newest addition to the boo digi family!! It is our cuttlebug girls digi.I got Sam to design this as a special thank you to the cuttlebugspot DT team when we sponsored them and now they all have theirs it is up on the boutique for a limited time only!! There is a limited amount of 250 to be sold and it is just such a cutie. I have used mine to cheer up my cuttlebug embossing folders wallet. It is just an A5 plastic paged wallet from staples so I coloured my digi and mounted on some yummy kanban cardstock with a bit of ribbon and typed out the words on my computer. Then I cut them out with my stampin up oval punches and slipped it into the window, I love it!!!!

Mo is feeling much better and started eating a bit again yesterday when Lily and Jake came to play, he is a lovely cute pinky colour today and much more his normal chirpy self.
Got to get ready for work now :( , I feel a little off it this morning so I hope I am not coming down with mo's sickness bug!!!

Have a super day everyone xxxxxx

Thursday 1 April 2010

omg!!! this stamp is just too cute!!!

Whilst practising my 'opening of the purse manouver' at the NEC, I bought this gorgeous little 'football crazy' stamp from the lili of the valley stand, he reminded me so much of mo I couldn't leave him behind.
I have to tell you this is the most gorgeous ever little stamp!!! This is the first card I have made with him and I can see me making loads more!! and believe it or ot, this was its first ever inking so I am super pleased at how fabulous he came out.
Mo, (who is now sitting up and asking for another crackerbread after looking on the lili of the valley website!!) already has his eye on another, he said

" that cute little guy on the bike mummy, thats what I need next....."

He is such a little trooper. He hasn't been sick since around 1:45pm and said he felt much better after a bath but he is flagging a little now and looking a bit grey with tiredness!!!
Right, must scoot!!!!!

lily-boo too april challenge!!

We are full of the joys of sprig over on LB2 challenge blog today!!! this month's challenge is going to be a colour challenge and the colours are Spring colours yellow, pale green and blossom. As long as your card/project has these colours you can enter. Of course we would love you to use a Lily-Boo image as we always love new inspiration but it's not mandatory. As always the winner will get to choose 2 Lily-Boo downloads as a prize.
So here's my little bunny rabbit card, using the super cute bunny from the easter set over on Lily-boo's boutique.
I used oe of my yummy new scallop cards from craftwork cards for the base and opened up my ' stroke it once a year nannas nursery stack from dcwv!!!! a bit of promarker-ing and he was done!!!!
the sentiment i did on my computer ad cut it out with my stampin up oval punches ( love them!!).
I am sooooo sleepy as poor little mo has been up all night with a sickness bug, he started at 11:30pm and is not a happy chappy this morning as he will be missing his school class photograph today.
Right, i must get ready as daddy is coming home to have mo for a couple of hours while i go to work then its back to mummy nurse duty.
Have a great day everyone xxxxx