Thursday, 8 July 2010

Tiddly Inks challenge 12- summer fun with water, sand and toys.

Hello peeps!!!

Well I have been a pants blogger this week. I just haven't been feeling myself but today I woke up feeling much more me!!!!

So I went out to my crafty garage and started working on my challenge card for Tiddly Inks 12th challenge which is summer fun with water, sand and toys. ( lou feels slightly guilty as while I was doing this little mo decided he needed to wash his slide in the garden, he did a super job but got my tea towel wet. He came into the craft room and said "mummy, it is just the 2 drawers I put stuff in isn't it? at which point mummy thinks uh? and says "mo, what are you doing baby?" to which mo replies " you know, the 2 drawers in the washing machine" I think omg and go with mo to see what he means, little mo opens the washing machine drawer and shows me where he put the powder and softener ,not a drop spilt might i add, i know i know you are thinking awwwwwww, but wait it gets better!!!
I look in the washing machine and he has been upstairs, got all the dirty washing from the pile, taken it down the stairs and put it in too. He says " i didn't want to waste the water on just my tea towel mummy so i gotted all the washing" Awwwwww!!! He is just awesome,i love this little guy so much.........and he is available for work at a fee of a packet of white chocolate buttons per wash load!!! romfl!!)
Anyway, enough about my little man and on to the job in hand......

Lucky me, I had been Tiddly shopping with little mo just a couple of days ago ( oooohhhhh there are loads of totally yummy new summer digi's.) and I had put this gorgeous little sandy memories digi, I love these cute little guys peeping out from behind their awesome sandcastle.

I printed them out twice and coloured up the bottom layer with my distress inks, then I cut out the sandcastle and their adorable little faces, coloured them and popped them on top with a bit of silicone.
I cut my card out from my wildcard cart and distressed it a little then I used my new magnolia swirly stamp (that Lou made me buy............:) ) and added a few swirls to look like waves of water. I love this swirly stamp too ( thanks Lou!!!)
Here's a little side view so you get the effect of swirly waves coming up to the sandcastle!!!

The cute little starfish and sand dollars came in the sandy memories too so I coloured them up to make me some little matching embellies!!! I added a little bit of crochet thread and knotted each end for some rope and popped a starfish on it to finish the card off.

I have to admit I am pretty smitten with this card, its just so sweet and it cheered me up so much making it whilst talking to one of my bf's with the telephone on loud speaker!!

Don't forget to pop over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog to check out the amazing cards that the DT have made and join in with the fun!!! I love how cheery the summery cards make you feel. And huge congrats to Larissa for her card published in Hobbyzine xxxxx

Thank you for popping in on me,
Hugs Lou xxxx


  1. Great card! The seashell embellies are perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  2. Oh Lou this is perfect, love the way it opens , fabulous card, really stunning.

  3. Hi! Oh what a sweetie your lovely little one is.
    Sounds like you have had a lovely day and a very creative one too.
    Your card is gorgeous,perfect colours and the starfish/cord great touch.
    see you soon,for a bit more essential craft shopping :)
    hugs Lou.xx

  4. Oh Lou love the little boys they are so sweet you must stop it I may NEED them now. It's good to have friends to chat to while your crafting, never lonely. Well I guess I best order a box of white choc buttons if the little Mo is going to come here, lots to do here.
    Fi xx

  5. Hey chickadee... Lovely card I have never made an aperture card before. There is a big discussion on cuddly buddly about everyone looking for a sand castle image (Lily Boo's) but no one can locate it:) Thanks


  6. Lou, this card is beyond stunning. I absolutely LOVE everything about it. As for Mo, he's one smart little boy and what a helper.

  7. The story is as cute as the adorable card. I can feel how much you just wanna squeeze him. :) It is so nice. :) I feel the same way about mine...however, she has never done my laundry. LOL

    Seriously, nice card. :)

  8. OMG, how ADORABLE!!!! Love your coloring and the shape and the swirly waves look AWESOME! Your Mo sounds like such the sweetie! Wish my kitties did laundry. LOL xxD

  9. I just adore this card Lou, it's perfect. your colouring is amazing and i love the image
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  10. Super cute card, love the shape and the window opening! Thanks for playing along with Tiddly Inks!

  11. Gorgeouss card sweetie :) thanks for joining us at TiddlyInk :)
    hugs Ria


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