Friday 31 December 2010

A racey birthday!!!

Morning peeps!!!

I had a fabulous day crafting with my little friend yesterday. She is 8 and We had a very busy day and she went home with lots of excellent makes, she loves her crafting and she is so good at it bless her.

Her mummy has been a bit unwell recently and I was worried she wouldn't manage to get out to buy a birthday card for her husband so being as we were having a crafty day I decided to make one for her to give him just in case she didn't feel well enough to shop.

I loved this Racy Roxie image from Kenny K, he loves cars and the lady I made the card for is so pretty I had to have a gorgeous image to represent her too.
She looks a little blurred now I look at the piccy but since it has gone off in its envelope I can't take another one, humpf!!!
I cut the letters using my base camp cart , glued them together and did some doodling with my white gel pen to liven them up a bit!! I made a lovey big A4 sized easel for everything to sit on. The border to hold the easel up is my martha stewart punch and the little hearts sprinkled around it are just the hearts left over from punching.
I have my niece and nephew here again today and one very excited little Mo who received a super present from one of my very special friends today. He was so happy and surprised to get it and has been over the moon with it ever since, awwwwwww.
This will probably be my last post of 2010!!! I just want to thank everybody for their visits to my little blog and the lovely comments you all leave me. They make my day and when i am feeling low they spur me on to keep creating and having fun so huge huggies to you all.
Have a wonderful new year everybody and I will see you all in 2011!!!!
Hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 30 December 2010

Hope you have a tiddly new year!!!!!

Morning peeps!!!
I hope you are all having a fabulous holiday I know I am. We have had some really lovely days just playing and catching up with family.
Little Mo is recovering much better now from his mumps and throat infection, he keeps getting tired easily but is a lot cheerier than he was!!!
So onto my card!! I used the gorgeous Happy New Year tiddly ink image for this one. She is just fabulous isn't she?
I printed her out twice and cut one out with my lovely new nestie circles. I used the second one to layer her up and make her pop out from the card!!!
Her lovely glass of bubbly is pastel pink promarker champagne!! it has some gloss on it with some teeny bubbles in but I am not sure it comes out too well in the picture.
I added a bit of sparkle all over with my sakura pen and I have to say IRL it is so sparkly and gorgeous.
The sentiment is a freebie from Christy's blog (or the Tiddly Inks PCP group whichever you fancy popping over to!)
The gorgeous backing paper is from my funky hand Funky Seasons cd, I love the way it looks like confetti is floating all over it.
Anice has an awesome 25% off everything in the shop until noon on the 1st Jan so get yourself over there and grab some bargains. Keep your eyes peeled too for some very exciting new additions in the new year too, I am so excited about them.
Well, I had better get myself dressed! I am getting too used to wearing my pj's until we go out of the house!! he he he!!! I love the holidays!!!
If I am not back with another post before the new year is in, I hope you all have a fabulous time with your new year celebrations and roll into 2011 with lots of love and fun.
Huge hugs
Lou xxxx

Friday 24 December 2010

Have yourself a merry little christmas!

Good Morning everyone!!
wow, its christmas eve already!!
I just wanted to get a quick blog post done to wish you all a very happy christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy your yummy lunches and most importantly of all, your time together as families.
If any of you are travelling, I wish for safe journeys and good driving conditions.
I made this little card to say thankyou to Anice and Christy who are both amazingly talented ladies and have made my year by welcoming me onto their design teams. They have both made my wishes come true this year.
The gorgeous merry christmas paper on my card is from Anice's shop, Funkyhand. It is from the Funky Little Christmas download and I love it. There are so many delicious downloads in the Funky hand store, you should go and visit it if you have never been before and I cannot wait until January as there are so many exciting things going to be happening at Funky hand. I couldn't believe it when Anice sent me the email to let me know I had made it onto her design team and the funky girls are all so amazing, like a big funky family!!! There is not one paper in that shop that I don't love!
So thankyou Anice for all the wonderful things you do xxxxxxxxx
The jolly little Something warm snowman is from Christy's shop, Tiddly Inks, I coloured him gently with just a teeny bit of pastel blue, blush for the cheeks with a few white gel pen dots. Christy draws the most magical images and they never fail to make me smile. I have so much fun with them and deciding what to do with them. I never fail to be inspired when a new one pops into my inbox! so Thankyou Christy for the constant inspiration to use your gorgeous images.
Well, I had better get back to the little excited peeps in my house today!!! I have been asked at least 6 times already if Santa will be here tomorrow and do I think he is packing the sleigh right now!! awwwww!!!!!!
So have yourselves a merry little christmas and thank you so much for coming to visit me and for taking the time to leave me such lovely comments on my blog posts. I love my blogging friends xxxxxxxx
Hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Christmas hearts!

Morning peeps!!!
Oh boy I am so behind with christmas cards and bits. Today I have a lovely buzzing house full of children an one sick husband too!! lol!!! the children (all 5 of them!) are all having fun together.
Mo has managed to get up off the settee/bed and is slowly wombling around a bit.
Yesterday while they were all busy I had chance to get some more of my christmas cards done, I was so chuffed with myself!! Scott got me some stamps and off they went to be posted....then my BIL (who is a postman) came and I told him how happy I was some of my cards were done and posted and he said they might not get to people on time :( sob sob sob :( so I am so sorry girls xxxxxxxxxx
I am going to make happy new year cards for all the peeps whose cards I haven't gotten made yet!
So onto my card!!!! the gorgeous merry christmas paper is from Funky hand's Funky Little christmas download. I love it because it reminds me of kraft paper!!!
I printed it it right onto the card blanks ( really cute little ones from craftwork cards basic range, I love them!)
The little heart is cut from my george cart on my cricut in normal and shadow function. The blue layer is bazill bling and it looks so pretty IRL!! The cute little tag is Stampin up, attached to the snowflake wit a little bit of thread. The heart and tag are popped out with little foam squares for a bit of dimension to the card!!
I popped a little bit of a blingy gem on the snowflake too.
I really like this little card so I am going to make some more tonight (....if I don't zonk out after a busy day!!) Mo is at the doctors at 4:20pm to see if he needs any antibiotics, I am hoping the doctor will be running on time!! if not Mo will be asleep in the doctors surgery!!!! lol!!!!
I hope you are all doing ok with your preparations for christmas! its my favourite time of the year so I am all excited!!
Huge hugs,
Lou xxx

Thursday 16 December 2010

Mo's birthday card!

Good morning peeps!!!
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!!

And here's a close up of my cute little crabs holding the 6! I played with placing the 6 a little so they looked like they were running off with his 6! awwwww, they are cute!!!
The sand is embossed gold vellum with distressed stripes to make it look sandy!!!!
All the little extras are from create a critter too, including the sentiment, it is such a fabulous cart! I can see lots of little critter cards coming in the next few days!!!
So the birthday boy is off to the theatre with school today to watch the pantomime, he is excited but nervous all at the same time!! bless him!!
Must go and make him a little 6 badge for his school jumper now!
Thank you for popping in for a peek.
Huge hugs
Lou xxxxxx

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Tiddly Inks Challenge 32- Let It Snow!

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!!!!!
Its Tiddly Tuesday again and over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog it is our last challenge of the year, and our theme this week is Let It Snow!!! and heres a close up of my cute little snowman, Something Warm.
He only has the teensiest bit of colouring on him.
Below is a close up of my little sentiment label. I made it using the PC Snowballs font from dafont. If you look closely you will be able to see the letters are made up of the cutest little snowmen. I typed i up in word on my computer and printed it out, then all I did was cut it out with my SU Oval punches.
The ribbons and red cardstock are from craftwork cards.I popped a little glittered vellum onto some black cardstock o make a snowy night look for my little snowman to sit on. how can you join in on the fun?! find your favourite Tiddly Inks image/images and add some snow to your creation .

Submit your Tiddly Inks Snow card over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog ,using our fabby little linky tool ,by next Monday night at 10 PM (CST) to be in with the chance to win $20 to spend over in the Tiddly Inks store.
And don't forget to come join our Tiddly Inks group over on PCP where you can find a freebie on Tiddly Tuesdays, get to know us all and share in all our chatter and fun!!!
So today hopefully the other half of little mo's new bed will arrive!! last night- because we had taken his old bed down-he slept on his matress on the floor which he thought was a great big adventure!!! he has 2 days to go until his 6th birthday on thursday and he is all excited. He will be going to the theatre with school on his bithday to go and watch a pantomine, Dick Whittingon, and on sunday we are going to go bowling with his best friend,Callum.
Ok enough waffling from me, I must get myself ready for going to school/work, first job...... kettle on for a cuppa!! anyone for biscuits and tea?!!
Lou xxxxxx

Monday 13 December 2010

Jesus and the bicycles.....

I know, no card or creation but I just had to share with you little mo's wise words of the day!!!
We went to his nativity play today which was gorgeous!! and when we got in the car to take him home this is what he said....

"mummy do you know? Jesus and his bicycles wanted some peace and quiet to have a nice meal together so they went to a little town and there was lots of people in there already mummy and they didn't have any food but one little boy did and he gived Jesus some food and do you know what happened then mummy? ...Jesus breaked up the food and it fed everybody, Jesus, his bicycles, the old mans and ladies and the children. Wow mummy, wasn't Jesus clever? and do you know what mummy, one of Jesus' bicycles never stopped believing in him, not for one minute"

Oh I tell you!!! Scott and I were trying so hard no to laugh at the 'bicycles' which is meant to be disciples but how cute can this little guy get?!!!! he is like a little sponge. He soaks it all up and just amazes us but it is his way of telling us it back that makes him sooooo squishably cute!!!!
Well now I shared with you the wise words of little Mo I am off to watch Heston's christmas Feast!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday 12 December 2010

Allsorts- Last Minute Christmas Projects.

Morning peeps!!!
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......

They have some gorgeous glittery sparkle on their hair and bows but the light here this morning is sooooo pants!!!!!
The red linen looking paper on my Funky Hand Colour Me Happy cd was just perfect because of its sexy holey sort of effect!!!
I made the sentiment on my computer and gave everything a bit of an inking around the edges.
I punched the lace holes with my crop-o-dile big bite, which was fab as all the holes were in the right place being able to punch the whole pile at once!!!!
The little pom pom ribbon was from dunelm mill (last years sale) and I thought it would add a bit more yumminess to the card!!!!
Yesterday I mananged to catch a little virus on my computer so Scott spent most of the day rescuing it!! Luckily all is good today and nothing got lost so I am so pleased.
We helped my mum and dad with moving into their new lovely bungalow and then last night I had a fab noght watching X-factor with the girls being as our lovely christmas meal had to be cancelled due to a problem with the marquee and ice making it too dangerous to enter.
Well, I must go as I have a chicken to roast before I go out to the cinema with the boys! We are going to watch Narnia for mo's birthday treat with Ryan as Ryan won't be here for mo's birthday on thursday.
Thankyou so much for popping in on me!!
Huge hugs
Lou xxxxx

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Tiddly Inks challenge 31- Musical christmas inspiration!

Morning peeps!!!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly....Fa,la,la,la,laaaaaaa,la,la,la,la!!!!!
Yup, that is my favourite christmas carol! I love it because it is happy and jolly and so much fun so its the very carol I used for my musical inspiration for my DT challenge card for the Tiddly Inks challenge blog this week.
So get out your christmas tiddlies and join with the fun!! You have until 10pm (CST) on the 13th December to add your project over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog using the fabbo little linky tool!!

For my card I use the supercute little christmas pixie from the Tiddly Inks store. She is just so lovely and cute and her holly looks were just perfect for my favourite tune!!! The holly paper is also from the store and I love it!! All the little berries on my card have glossy accents on them and they are so sweet!!
I used one of my fabby new hunky dory acrylic domes (that I bought from Jo's new shop, Let's create in coningsby.)
And here's the inside of the card!! I googled the lyrics and found this lovely vintagey looking picture that I saved and cropped a bit.

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

Lou xxxxx

Saturday 4 December 2010

ooooh This is so exciting!!!!!! funky hand sale! make room for betty!!!

Here's just a little bit of something very exciting!! I cannot put it in any better words so from our Anice over at Funkyhand thoughts here's a little message!!!!!

Saturday 4th December until Monday 6th December at 10pm you can grab 25% discount on all the Funky Hand download collections. So go to now to get your hands on the deals!
Also I want to remind you that all the original Funky Hand craft CD ROMs have been permanently reduced in price so it's easy for you to fill any gaps you might have in your Funky Hand collections for alot less and you'll be helping me out at the same time! We need space in the warehouse for all the lovely new craft items that are starting to arrive and will be on sale in the New Year.If I said, all new clear stamps collections exclusively designed with our own special character 'Our Betty' a new Papercraft Factory CD Rom and matching ribbons and buttons just for starters would that wet your appetite? I can't wait to show you everything we have in just get these original CDs off my hands so I can fit them that a deal?
OOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhh I am so excited!!! so please help make some room.......Quick!!!!!! lol!!!!
Hugs Lou xxxxxxx

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Get Funky for December!!!!!

Morning peeps!!!!
This months challenge over on Get Funky is this fabulous sketch, I loved it and had oodles of fun making my card and here it is!!!!.

I used my Colour Me happy papercraft factory for the papers on this one and the digi stamp is from the Dreams Come True papercraft factory.

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