Thursday 30 September 2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog we have been having oodles of fun making cards and projects with crackle finishes and diamond glazes this week, and the DT have rocked again producing some fabulous inspiration for you all . The papers are from Funkyhand and go together perfectly with my little Frank Boto, he's so darn cute!!!!
This creation used:
Sunday 26 September 2010
This creation used:
My minds eye bloom and grow papers.
Memento Rich cocoa ink.
Promarkers- skin- vanilla and pastel pink. Hair- sandstone and buttercup yellow. Clothes- pastel pink, pastel green and buttercup for the shoes. Bouquet- pastel pink and soft green for the flowers, pastel beige and buttercup for the paper. Shading - cool grey 1.
Kelly Pannici stitched borders stamp set.
Right must dash as I have a funkyhand creation on the go and Mo is eager to get on with it!!!Thank you so much for popping in on me.
Hugs Lou xxxx
Wednesday 22 September 2010
hope you all have lovely weather like we do today. Scott and I droppped Mo off at school, treated ourselves to a lovely breakfast and then came home and set to work tidying up the garden. It looks nice at the moment....all ready for little Mo to come home and fill it back up with lego models and cars!!!!
So on my bloggy today we have a most funky and gorgeous wordbook using one of Anice's fabulous new wordbook downloads,This one used the traditional wordbook download which you can find here.
Its hard to see in the piccy but I printed it out on linen card and it looks so pretty with the texture in real life!!!!
Now to make you laugh a bit!!!
I finished the wordbook yesterday and pootled off to fetch Mo from school. I came home and took a couple of piccies, popped the memory card into my computer, looked at the piccies and thought ( like we all do.....) there naff, I'll take a better piccy when little mo goes to bed.
So I get mo settled off after a story and pootle back down to take a coupe more piccies........yup naff again so I resort to my lovely light box photo thingy.....more naff piccies. By this point I am getting a little stressed with my lovely purple canon ixus and deciding it must be going flat. I put it on charge and treat myself to watching the great british bake off,( mmmmm yummo food in the final, well deserved win Ed!!!)
Go back to take another picture, its poo too so I scream at camera and threaten to squish it into the floor and do a ceremonial camera squishing dance on it!!!!!! romfl!!!!
I take one picture today ( yep, just one!!) telling camera as I am taking it that if its a poo picture I will swap her for scott's 'all singing all dancing god I don't know which button to press' camera
.......and whoop whoop little purple camera does me proud today!!!!!! phew!!! the glitter on my letters still isn't as sparkly as it is in real life but it came out ok!!
so thats me for today!!!
Monday 20 September 2010
Please use her great sketch to create a card using one of Christy's fabulous Tiddly Inks images. As always the DT have made an amazing bunch of cards to inspire you so make sure you go and check them out before you start!!
I really hope you get a chance to join in. Christy is in the middle of creating a pool of potential DT members for the Tiddly Inkers. You can read more about that here. So if you fancy getting Tiddly a little more often now would be a great time to start!!!!! lol !!!
You have until next Monday at 10 PM CST to link your card on the challenge blog.
I made it for Mo!!! (using the new stamp especially made for him by Christy!!!)
This creation used.....
Promarkers- Hair-sandstone, buttercup. Skin- vanilla, pastel pink. Jeans- denim blue, pastel blue. Bag- berry red. Shirt-pastel beige. T-shirt-pastel green. Smiley face on the T-shirt- Gold. Books- a bit of all the above!!!
Computer made sentiment using Kirsten ITC font.
Antique linen distress ink.
Bit of doodling around the edges of Mo and the card base.
Mo is absolutely loving school so far which is fantastic as he wasn't at all sure last year! He is missing his best little buddy but they have discovered skype and had a couple of chats on there so that eases things a little for him. He has already told me he is taking this card for his teacher when it gets to half term break.
I would love to see some peeps using the gorgeous little Mo on their Tiddly challenge cards this week!!! How exciting!!
Ok time for me to get ready for work!! thank you for popping in on me!!!
Hugs Lou xxxx
Saturday 18 September 2010
I have had a busy couple of days trying to work out a lovely scrap page for my mum to give to her friend Carolyn. This is Grace.
Grace sadly passed away in january after getting meningitis. My mum tells me Grace was always such a happy,smiley girl and she loved pink, so when mum gave me this photograph to work on I wanted to make it a happy page.
My mum also wanted some hearts on there to so this is where I ended up.
The heart around Grace and the letters for her name are cut with glittery pink adhesive paper its yummy and cuts beautifully in my cricut.
I used some little beads to glitz up my doily hearts martha punched strip (....and yup, it took me ages to get them all on!!!! lol!!!!!)
The little ripped bit on the top left is a little trick taught to me by my friend Chris ( she s a lot better at it than me!!!!) and its so addictive as it just makes a lovely feature on a page/card. I popped some eyelets in near the end of the tear to make it look like it was being held together by them and the black hemp thread.
The little elephant charm is there for never forgetting Grace and it had such a pretty little heart on it too, it just seemed to want to sit there.
I made myself some flowers with my boho flowers punch and some fronds with my martha punch to add a little something to the heart surrounding Grace.
I hope Carolyn likes this. I actually felt a little sad making this when this beautiful, happy girl kept smiling at me and then I remembered she had gone.
This creation used:
Papermania paper from my stash!
martha stewart doily hearts and frond punches.
hobbycraft adhesive glitter paper in Pink.
SU boho flowers punch.
Making memories clear sticker from my stash!
My magnolia swirl stamp just gently on the photo.
Well, I must get on. I have oodles of housework I must sort and a dog that needs walking!! If I get all that sorted this morning I will be able to craft away tonight!!!
Hope you all have wonderful saturdays!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Oh I hope you had have better weather than me today!! it is cold, damp and very windy!! but luckily I have my guest DT card for Tiddly Inks challenge blog to post today so that's brightened up my day!!
Its challenge 21 already!!! so here's the details for the challenge.....
We have a very fun challenge if you happen to be a pet lover because this week our challenge is all about our pets. :)
Grab your favorite Tiddly Inks pet or animal image (you can find 3 animal freebies here) and join in.
You have until next Monday at 10 PM CST to complete and link your creation and link it using the little inlinkz gadget on the challenge blog.
I loved making this card because I had a small little helper with it!!! I got Mo to pick which animal I should use and he chose Father bumble bear. He said "its just like him and daddy and could we make daddy's birthday card?"
So we set to work. I used my fav manly backing papers from funkyhand for this one too ( the pack is slowly disappearing now :( time to buy some more!! lol!!!) and they matched the colouring on my bears an absolute treat.
I used a lovely heart sentiment stamp to make a charm with my shrinkies ( yup, led astray by Lou and Chris again!!!! love ya girlies xxx).
Then, (and this is my absolute favourite bit on this card!!!) I gave Mo my black sakura glaze pen and asked him to write Daddy somewhere on the card. He chose where to write it all be himself and I am super proud of where he wrote it. He wrote it on the heart, but not just straight! He wrote it so carefully and followed the shape of the heart adding some little kisses!! I think he is definitely picking up the crafty genes a treat!!! and it will make a super special card for Daddy's birthday in november.
This creation used....
Father Bumble Bear from Tiddly Inks.
Funky Fellas paper pack from Funkyhand.
Baby bear hugs heart stamp from my stash ( my mum bought me this one at reevsby show so I am sorry I don't know who made it :( )
Martha Stewart doily hearts punch.
Ribbon from my stash.
Promarker- sandstone and pastel pink.
Heart cut on my cricut with george cart.
Well I must pootle off now and get ready for the day!
Thank you so much for popping in on me and thank you so much everybody for your lovely comments, they always brighten up my day xxxx
Hugs Lou xxx
Monday 13 September 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
(...and yes, I am frantically searching the tank hoping there are no more after being told by my brother that they have squillions of babies!!!)Right I am off for a cuppa, to get the washing machine on and get caught up with ironing. We were going to womble to the shop but Mo has requested a pj morning so that will have to wait a while!!!!
My card used:
white linen cardstock.
Gingham paper from my funkyhand Colour me Happy papercraft factory.
LOTV Little nurse stamp.
Martha stewart Doily hearts punch.
SU oval punch and scalloped oval punch.
Computer genrated sentiments with Kristen ITC font.
Thankyou for popping in!!!
Hugs Lou xxx
Thursday 9 September 2010
And here is my gorgeous little Mo!! ( yup, with his dylan dog, that dog still goes everywhere with him!!!) This picture was taken in between the tear of monday morning but I think it came out quite well. He has had 3 days back at school now and is much happier. He loves his new teacher and is coming home happy with no tears in a morning so that is amazing!
This card used....
London fog memento ink for edges ( still not got myself a new charcoal chalk pad!!!)
Right of to get ready for work!!!!
Big hugs Lou xxxxx
Tuesday 7 September 2010
Sunday 5 September 2010
Does anyone else have a totally over flowing box of scrap bits of paper/card in their craft space? !! I definitely do and it grows everytime I tidy away (... generally 2 mins before my big sis or Fi are due to arrive and I want them to think my crafty garage is tidy!!!! lol!)
I was sorting through mine yesterday to donate a few bits to my sister sam , here's her blog ,who has just started making cards with her own digi's. She is doing fabulously and asked if I had a few spare bits so I searched through and found her some but also found myself a few too!!!!
Then this morning my lovely friend carol inspired me 100% by showing me a card she had made ( she made a little cricut file for it too but I haven't swept the dust off my cricut to use it yet!!!) so I used the picture she showed me and followed it like a sketch. Thank you carol xxxxxx
I wanted to make a quick hello card and this is what came out of it!! awwwww!!!
Using my gorgeous scraps of funkyhand paper from a halloween card I made last year I made the card base, bit of cuttlebugging for my scalloped ovals and of course a Tiddly Inks kitty!!!
I added a bit of red here and there to give it a splash of colour!! and a tiny tag saying 'hello'.
So that was my 'make of the day'!!!!
This afternoon Little Mo and I have been out to watch Ryan playing football, his team won 12-0 and Mo was very impressed by Ryan's 2 goals!! he kept shouting " thats my brother!!" to any poor bystander that looked his way!!! romfl!!!! the sun was shining beautifully but it was very windy so I have returned home feeling like an ice cube!!!
Its back to school for Mo tomorrow and he is not overly impressed at all, he has told me he "cant possibly go back to school until november" why november I couldn't tell you but he wants to come back to nursery and be with one of his old teachers, Karen, instead!! Bless him!! I have to be honest, I am nervous about going back to work too, it sees like such a long time since the start of the holidays and I will miss Mo dreadfully, oh the joys of parenting!!!
Oh well, I had better go cook lasagne and watch Wall-E ( ....for the zillionth time!!)
This creation used:
Papers from scraps box, they are funkyhand's salt and pepper download.
Sealed with digi stamp from Tiddly Inks.
SU tiny tags stamps and tag punch.
memento London Fog for inking edges.
copics W3, ,W5 and W7
Promarkers Cool grey 1 and ruby red.
Kelly pannici stitched borders stamp set ( with big thanks to Lou and Fleur xx!!)
Large Scalloped Ovals nesties.
Red Fimo roses from Boyes bragain bin!!
Thank you for popping in on me, I love visits!!!
hugs Lou xxxxx
Saturday 4 September 2010
Friday 3 September 2010
I hope you have all had a fabulous friday. I have!! We popped into town this morning whilst it was nice and quiet to fetch a magazine I needed. I was looking for a hot glue gun in the poundshop but couldn't find one :( so hubby took me to another shop which just happens to be near a craft shop....I drifted in there....found some yummy stamps at half price....they dropped into my shopping basket....along with some pretty flowers!!! lol!!!! so I up with £34 worth of stamps for £17!! yey!!!
I am very excited today as I am having a little guest visit as a Tiddly Inker!!!!! I feel like lots of my little dreams have come true recently!! I love my little Tiddly Inks digi's so you can imagine how awesome I felt when Christy asked me to come and play for a while!!!!! Mo loves them too and quite often pootles off with me on a tuesday morning to buy some ( Tiddly Tuesday is when new ones go into the shop and it causes great excitement in our house!!)
So my creation for today is using Fairy Fae. She is just beautiful and I have been experimenting with easel fold cards recently by popping a little box on them!!
This one is just tiddly at 4x4 inches.
Here is a close up of Fae with a bit of the bling on her wings showing!!! and here is a close up of the box........
Yup!!!! its full of jazzies!!! I love white chocolate and they are my favourites.Mo decided they looked like fairy twinkles this afternoon so I just had to pop them in the box for the piccy!!! ( ....there are not so many left now!!) I added a little twine to the box flap which is scalloped when you pull it out but I forgot to take a piccy of that, derrrr!!!!!
I had to add a couple of yummy paper flowers too to match Fae's bouquet.
Well,I need to pop back out to my craft room now as I have a bit if a creation with bits drying on it out there!! It might even be finished for tomorrow but we'll see!!! lol!!!!!
This creation used:
White linen cardstock from papermill.
Magnolia Swirl Flourish stamp- sir stampalot.
Fairy Fae digi from Tiddly Inks.
Distress inks- faded jeans.
paper roses from my satsh of gorgeous paper flowers!
SU scalloped border punch.
Su tag punch and stamp set.
Copic pens ( argh, didn't note the colours, bad Lou !)
Versamark brilliance Galaxy Gold for the wings-sir stampalot.
Thank you for popping in on me xxxx
Wednesday 1 September 2010
I am so excited this morning because it is the first time I have made a challenge card for the Get Funky challenge blog being on the Funky hand DT!!!!!
Mo has been for his back to school haircut this morning. Please excuse the grimace on his face!! its a bit bright out there today and the sun got in his eyes!!! We went for 7:30am to daddy's hairdresser as he wanted his hair like daddy's!! He looks so cute!!!! he was most impressed when the man asked if he wanted gel on it and jumped at the chance!!!