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!!!).
Friday 29 October 2010
I have been so excited about this!!! Its finally here!!! The Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Trick or Treating bog hop!!!!
If you are already hopping along you should of popped over from Lisa's blog.
soooooo, here's some details you need to know to play along with us all!!
How to Participate: Post your creation on your personal blog today between 12:00 PM CST (noon) and 5:55 PM CST. The title of your post should be "Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps."
Once your blog post is completed, visit the Simply Betty Stamps blog and link your blog hop post in the Inlinkz list at the bottom of the Blog Hop post in order to be qualified for the prizes. There is no need to sign up in advance, but the Inlinkz list will close at 6:00 PM.
Then we hop, Halloween style, from the Simply Betty Stamps blog; Now here is the twist... for your blog hop project please create a Trick (demonstrate a favorite technique) or a Treat (just a project to share) using a Tiddly Inks or Simply Betty image.
Prizes: Two random blogger participant winners will be announced November 5 and highlighted on the hosting blogs, Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps. Each will receive a $10 gift voucher from Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps will be giving away digital images of the winner's choice.
And here's my little entry into the fun!!!!
I used Simply Betty's super cute Skeleton Peter . Isn't he fabulous?!!!! I printed peter and the word art out onto a circle nestie, added a little colour and some distress ink and he was done!!
and now for my treat...............
A little round text 'TRICK OR TREAT' circle!!!!
Here is a download link trick or treat circle.doc to the little trick or treat word art circle I used for my little skeleton peter to stand in on my card. This one measures 7.99cmx7.99cm but once you have downloaded it you can re-size it however you like, all you need to do is clck on the word art once you have opened it and the choose the little icon that looks like a paint brush in a pot and choose size, just remember to keep it in a perfect circle shape you need to keep the height and the width exactly the same size!! I hope you like it. I used gore font for mine from Dafont.com
Now you need to hop on over to Lysa's blog and see what she if she has a Trick or Treat for you!!!
Have fun creating everyone!!!!
I just wanted to pop into my blog quick and let you know some exciting news!!!!
Tomorrow Anice will be gracing our tv screens as she will be on the Create and Craft TV channel (Sky 671, Freeview 36 & Freesat 813) on Saturday 30th October at 11am.
Mo and I are all set up with our popcorn and he will be waving frantically at "the funky lady" as he always does!!!!!!!!
And it gets even better!!!!! Funky Hand are also having a fantastic sale weekend!! Here are some details, quoted straight from our lovely Anice's blog!!!!
Wednesday 27 October 2010
I have had such a fun day with my little man today.
First we made a couple of pumpkins, Mo chose jack from 'the nightmare before christmas' for his and I decided I needed a spider ( not sure why because I am petrified of the real thing!!!!).
Then we went to the cinema to watch 'cats and dogs 2'. Mo loved it!!
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Our challenge this week is a spinner card, I had lots of fun making this one so I know you will all love finding your fav Tiddly Inks and putting them into a spin with us!!!
There are lots of variations on a spinner card, so feel free to google some tutorials (there is one on Meredith's blog and one on Christy's blog today) or get inspired by the very cool DT cards over on the challenge blog.
Link a spinner card below by next Monday at 10 PM (and please use a Tiddly Inks image). Christy has lots of freebies in the shop here or in the PCP group if you are a member.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Saturday 23 October 2010
Good morning peeps!!! (errrrr, well sort off anyway!! it is now we have sorted our leak, taken up the kitchen floor, mopped up the water and stopped the leak, dried all the laminate flooring with a towel and put it in ryans room flat to see if we can save it!!! oh and all before 9:30am this morning to!!! lol!!!)
I made this cute little halloween card last week but just haven't got round to blogging it!! I was playing with my super duper Spooky Dookie download from Funky Hand. I had a few papers left from other bits I had made and they are just way too cute not to use them. If you haven't got them you definitely need them as they are so much fun, there are some gorgeous plain ones in there too like this fun bright orange one-reminds me of brickwork! that can be used for non halloweeny cards too. I have declared it a must!!! LOL!!!
As is the very cute Candy Avenger from Tiddly Inks!!
I made the sentiment myself using my american crafts alphabet stamps (bought a while ago from tkmaxx!!) and of course no halloween card should really be without a bit of martha stewart drippy goo!!!!
I have a roast dinner in the oven, yummo!!! and then this afternoon Little mo and I are just going to veg out and rest up. I have a stonker of a sore throat but Mo has picked up a bit today and is not quite so wheezy, just tired. Callum is coming tomorrow so we both want to be rested up good and ready for playing. Mo has missed him so much, they haven't seen each other in the flesh for a whole 7 weeks ( ...though they skype each other at least twice a week!!!!) They have big plans for building a rabbit home from real wood, digging for dinosaur bones and using the boxes I have been saving for a couple of weeks for junk modelling!!!! busy boys they will be me thinks!!!!
Well, I must go put my gravy on!!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Well, I can't believe it but Tiddly Inks has been open for almost 6 months now! Time flies when you are having fun!!! and to celebrate we are having a TREAT bag or box challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. The DT have rocked again with some awesome inspiration so go take a peek!!!
So get colouring in those Tiddly Inks and join in with the spooky fun by posting your Tiddly Inks-featuring treat or gift box/bag this week by next Monday night at 10 PM CST using the super easy little linky gadget on the challenge blog!!
I had so much fun making this one!! I coloured up my Spooky Birthday witch digi ( i think she's fab!!!) Here's a bit of a close up of her spooky cuteness!!! LOL !!!
To make my treat box I cut out the crayon box from my TBBM cricut cart at 8 3/4 ".
I used the window function so I could pop a little cuttlebugged acetate window in there, you can just about see it in the photo!! lol!!
I added the haunted house embossing folder too to give my witch somewhere to go party!!!
I can't wait to fill this up with some yummy treats!!
So I thought I might enter a few halloweeny / spooky challenges with this one!! ooooh how organised am I?!! so I will be sharing it over on The cuttlebug spot for their Totally Frightful challenge and the Magical mondays challenge which is Halloween.
I have a very nervous little boy sat with me as I post this morning. He is going to the cinema with school today and though he is excited about it he is very worried too. When I picked him up yesterday from school he asked me if I could go and tell his teachers he needed to sit with a grown up because he felt all wobbly in his tummy about it!! awwwww. I hope he does ok with it.
Right off for my morning cuppa. I feel great this morning as I had an early night last night. It was much needed after a stressful couple of days!!! LOL!!!
Thank you for popping in on me, visitors always cheer me up oodles.
Sunday 17 October 2010
I have had a busy weekend this weekend!! I am just slowing down now and managing to get a quick blog post in!
Yesterday was my mum's birthday and I made a couple of cards, one for me and scott-that is the tilda one and one for my dad to give her too- that is the Chi one!!!
The light was fading fast when I took my piccies and tilda's piccy looks a little gloomy but hope you can just about see how pretty she is!!!! i got her in a stamp swap a while ago and have been saving her for someone special.
This one below has Chi from Tiddly Inks on it. My mum collects the sweetest oriental girl ornaments and russian dolls so ryan and i covered the oriental side with our cards and mo did russian dolls on his but I totally forgot to ake piccies of the boys cards and they were soooooo cute (.... lou considers stealing them from mum's on wednesday night when me and mo go for tea.....)
I am off for a bloggy womble and a cuppa now might see you soon!!!
Thursday 14 October 2010
Just a quicky this morning as I have got a few things to do before I go to work today and time seems to be going a lot faster than me!!!
I had some of my yummy spooky dookie papers in front of me on sunday so I just had to make something spooky!!
Gossmere is such a pretty spooky that I juat had to use her. I coloured her up to match my gorgeous paper and this was a real quick card. I think it only took me 20 mins from start to finish because the papers topper and gossmere did all the work for me!
We are on halloween countdown here!! Little mo is going to be harry potter and he wants me to be moaning mertle!!! ( the girly ghost in the toilets at hogwarts!!) mmmm, shouldn't be too hard as I am half way there with the moaning !!! romfl!! I can actually do a very convincing mertle as I have the long brown hair and glasses! just need me a hogwarts school uniform!!!!!
Right must dash, chocolate playdough is calling me!!!!
This creation used.......
Gossmere from Tiddly Inks.
Papers and topper- Spooky dookie download from Funky hand.
martha stewart drippy goo punch.
Tim Holtz frayed burlap distress ink.
Promarkers- skin- vanilla and pastel pink. Dress- pear green and leaf green. Hair- pastel beige. Green bling with my green copic at you spica green.
Gems for the crown and ribbon from my stash.
Glossy accents on her spooky wandy thingy!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Sunday 10 October 2010
Mo has gone off on a bike ride with Daddy and the dog so I am having 5 mins of peace with a cuppa to blog my spooky dookie card of the day!!!! lol!!!
I am loving these papers!!!! they are just way too cute!! I needed a little help from my cricut and paper dolls cart again today for a web and spidey!!
I am desperate to try my distressing brushes but they are stil sitting in their packet shouting at me!! so I used my cut and foam for this one!!!
The sun is so nice here today, I have got 2 loads of washing done this morning!! yey!!! ooooh think of the ironing tonight!!
OK, must go as I have another card on the boil waiting for me to play with it and Fi has just text me to tell me how to sort out my distressing brushes after I have used a colour so I am off to play!!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx
p.s. This creation used the Spooky Dookie download from Funky hand.
Saturday 9 October 2010
I have had the best day today! It was cricut club here in little old Lincoln, organized by the wonderful Fi and there is nothing more magical than a room full of crafters and that lovely beeping sound going round the room as we all turn on, followed by the low buzzing of busy cutting machines!! I love it!!
I cut one of the little bats out of a scrap of my orange batty paper and added him to the moon for an extra bit of spookiness!!
Tuesday 5 October 2010
Here's a couple of closer piccies of my little cuties!!!
Sunday 3 October 2010
Ok, off out in the rain to walk to my little craft room now!! I will emerge later with some more cards!! what else could I possibly do on world cardmaking day?!!!
hugs Lou xxxxx
Saturday 2 October 2010
On thursday night I was extremely lucky and had a girly night with some of my bestest crafting buddies!! we had a little road trip out to Clare's lovely craft shop, Cloud9, in Horncastle for a class on using acetate in your card making.
Oh my, we had so much fun!!! there was only us 4 and Clare ( which is great because my nerves had kicked in nicely!!) lots of giggling involved and everyone made the most beautiful cards.
I loved both of the designs. Clare had kindly slaved for hours cutting all the little bits we needed to make our cards so really all I did was colour in an assemble using Clare's ready made cards of gorgeousness as a guide!!!!
I really enjoyed doing this Tilda mermaid one as I have these stamps and had never thought of using them in this way, Thank you Clare!!! Next week we are doing 'autumnal and earthy' so I can't wait for that.
You can find Fi's gorgeous take's on the same design here, Fi is much more cleverer than me when it comes to glitter so you can see on Fi's how the weeds were actually supposed to look!!!!
We haven't managed to get Pauline and Margaret to start a blog yet but we do try, Fi and I!!!! They both make the most beautiful cards. And if you fancy noseying in on Clare's blog, it is here.
We have spent most of the day listening to the motorbikes playing on RAF Waddington today, they are having a Help for Heroes fundraising day and racing big ducatti's around the base!! its very noisy!!!! brings back my childhood memories of spending days at Cadwell when my Aunty Patty and Uncle Charlie owned it. So much fun!!!
Well, sweet and sour chicken needs to be made for tea and mo is getting awful sleepy after a lovely bike ride whilst we walked the dog so I must get a wriggle on!!!
Huge hugs and big thanks to Clare, Fi, Margaret and Pauline for such a fabulous time on thursday night.