Saturday 31 December 2011

Wicked wednesdays Atc challenge- New Year!

Evening Peeps!!

well, I tried going to bed but we seem to be living in the middle of a firework display tonight! they have been going off continually since 7:30pm so I gave up and went out to do some crafting!!
I wasn't in the mood for anything projects too big, feeling kinda lazy tonight!! but then I remembered I have been a bad Lou and not gotten an ATC into Jenn's Wicked Wednesday ATC challenges yet so that was my mission!!! an ATC for my lovely Jenn!!!

Its a new years theme....perfick!!!!! and I had forgotten just how delicious making ATC's is!! Luckily I managed to find my pile of printed Ellie's from SC digi's and trimmed her down to the right size (3.5x2.5 inches) She was just right to sit inside that, phew!!I even dug out my copics for a grungey kind of look and added the year 2012 to the balloons ( my less than nice handwriting,grrrr!!)

I embossed the edges of my ATC in my cuttlebug with my tiny bubbles embossing folder and gave them a good old distressing treatment with Faded Jeans DI, then I found dome yummy little swirls in my SU tiny tags stamp set and splonked them along the edges with some Frayed Burlap DI.

mmmmmm, this photo actually looks a bit pants so I will take a new one tomorrow, I think I have actually got a great big greasy mark on my lense from taking piccies of Mo yesterday so I really need to clean that up too!!!

happy New Year All!!! off to get a cuppa and a biscuit now before I try and nod off asleep!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Time Flies !!!

Morning Peeps!!

Before I go on much further I want to wish you all a super fab and very happy new year. I have had such a year of ups and downs but mostly ups and I wanted to thank each and every one of you for being my "ups"!!
You comments and encouragement cheer me up so very much and wombling along to your blogs inspires me each and every day. So huge huge hugs go out to you all xxxxxxx

This holiday has been very much family time. I haven't been out much and I have loved every minute. I have managed to spend some time with most of my family which has been wonderful and yesterday scott, mo and I had a wonderful day, followed by a fantastic night for scott, Ryan and I. Mo was so sleepy he had gone to bed before ryan arrived so scott, ryan and I vegged out on the settee and watched the Fast Five (..,,yeah again but you know you can never get too much of vin deisel....:) !!)

The clock above is the clock that we made for our parents, scott's nana and grandad and scott's sister and BIL. You would not believe how many photo's of our squidgy boys we needed to take for this clock!!!!

I had decided that I wanted the boys to be looking at each other from 2 of the windows and then together in the last one. Its a shadowbox clock so sorry about the shadows in the photo I took, they look really cute nestled in their boxes!!! I think in all we had 100 pictures of Ryan, 200+ of Mo and the just 8 of them together as they always get a good piccy together straight away!!!

I have some crafting planned for today and trying to catch up with my BF on skype!! Have a fabby new year!!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday 29 December 2011

Papertake weekly sketch!!

Hello Peeps!!!

I have had the most awesome day today. We arranged to meet scott's mum and dad at pizza express for a family meal today so we pootled out to Newark. I had a quick look in next where I got myself a gorgeous top with swallows on, love it!! The meal was fabulous and yummy and Little Mo had a super time with nannie and Grandad Prickly (...Mo named him that because of his beard when he was just 1.5 yrs old and it has stuck ever since!!! I love Mo-ism's!!! they are cute!!)
Mo was falling asleep on the way home so we popped him straight in the bath to wake him up a little and watched Planet 51, he loved it and it kept him going until he asked if he could please go to bed!!!!! bless him.

Once mini man was snuggly asleep scott and I watched The Fast and the Furious 5 ( mmmmm..Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson...) then I had an itching to go craft!! I have been doing a lot of late night crafting recently!! lol !!!!
I bought these 2 gorgeous new images from Krista on christmas eve and have only just had chance to get a bit of a play with them after seeing Dawny P's yummo sketch challenge over on Papertake Weekly this week. I had to join in with the challenge because I always get addicted to a Dawny P sketch!! ( thankyou Dawny xxxxx)
Mo loved Skateboarder and Mummy loved Ellie so we got both!!!!! :)

Here's Ellie a bit closer up....
 and here's the little skateboarder dude!! oh I love him so much. This one is going to be for Ryan's birthday in march. He loves his skateboard and his skooter so I think he will love this.....if Mo doesn't find it first!!!
Right, I am off to bed now as the dreaded monthlies have well and truly kicked in now and I am feeling sore!!! grrrrr monthlies!!!

huge hugs Lou xxxxxx

Wednesday 28 December 2011

SC christmas/winter challenge!

Hello Peeps!!!
Hope you are all fab this evening. I fell asleep watching Charlie and the chocolate factory after putting Mo in bed so I woke up just in time for Grey's Anatomy (......mmmmmmmm, mark and Derek......) and after being traumatised by the death of terry's hubby and general awesome Grey's Anatomy-ness I decided I needed to go craft some!!!

I also realised I haven't entered the christmas/winter challenge over on the SC challenge blog and needed to remedy that first!! so I hit my little folder of Krista loveliness and picked out Thank you as she is oh so cute!!! I didn't fancy making a card so I decided to go for a big juicy tag instead, this one is 5.5" high and around 3" wide and I love this size.

I used some of my good old papermania papers ( i am going to be so sad when these have all gone as I have been eeking them out for 3 chrimbles now!!!) some forest moss distress ink and of course the awesome magnolia swirl stamp!! I love this stamp, Lou made me buy it a couple of years ago (.....Ok, so Lou didn't push me down the stamp aisle...she just sat there making totally awesome stuff with it and I had to go get it!!!!) Oh my goodness, a couple of years ago??? oh my I really need to go see Lou and Chris do their thang again soon!!! Time has run away with me a bit recently.
A bit of bling splonked on at the top edge and bottom edge and a really cute tag for next years stash is all ready to go!! go me!!!!

It felt really nice to do a quick make (....then google Grey's Anatomy to make sure that Mer and Alex are OK in the next episode.....!!) and it cheered me up so much ( thank you Krista, mwah mwah xxxxxx)

Right, going to try and get back to sleep now as a squidgy little Mo-ster will be getting up in around 6 hours!! I am so sure I remember the days of sleeping past 5:30am.........................:)

Huge hugglies and thank you for popping in on me!
Lou xxxxxxx

Pirate Captain Ginger!!

Morning Peeps!!

he he he he!! I know its not paper related but I so had to share my pirate gingerbread man I made last week while I was on Aunty duty!!!! ( on it again today so wonder what the little peeps will fancy doing today?!)

We made a whole batch of gingerbread, cut them out, cooked them and then let it cool. Once they were cool I set the children free with icing pens and sprinkles of many different varieties!! but of course the temptation to do one myself got too great and I had to get making one myself. I asked Mo what I should make and he said a pirate...gulp!! but in the end he turned out real cute!!........then Mo ate him!!!! so pleased I got a piccy first before his quick and swift departure!!!!!

Right better get my self dressed and ready to go pick up Jake and Boo.

huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Get Funky - Thank you challenge!!

Morning  Peeps!!

Now before I carry on and waffle away to you a little about my makes for our very own Anice's Thank you challenge over on Get Funky, I have 2 very special words to say.......or scream......:)

Funky Hand. 50% off SALE.
 Its a perfect time then to get your hands on some Funky goodies!!! I loooove a sale!!!

So onto my makes! My little card you can see at the top was such a CAS make but I think its so cute! I have a 3x3 card obsession at the minute! and the matching wine bottle tag came about because I thought the bottle would look fab with a bit of decoration!!! the yummy thick coloured rafia was a range find just before christmas and I love it. the zingy green and peach tie in so nicely with the freebie paper.

Don't worry if you don't have any Funky Hand downloads yet because Anice has made an awesome  Funky 15th Freebie  and it is available here  it's gorgeous!!! I used it on all of my makes and I think its fair to say I may be addicted to it!!!!! I adore the variation of letters and bright, warm funky springy colours so don't miss it and if you do grab it, don't forget to share what you make with it in our challenge this month over on Get Funky. If you need a bit of inspiration some of the funkette's have already got their thank you thang on so go see what they made!!

I have already been pootling about in my crafty garage over christmas. Daddy and Mo were busy doing boy stuff so I pootled on out and have been playing with paper!!!! they are top secret makes at the minute but I will be sharing them in the new year!!! 

Right then, its off for a cuppa and a good old bloggy womble for me now!!!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 26 December 2011

Paper star ornament!!

 Morning Peeps!!

How are you all this fine boxing day?! I am still full to the brim of yesterday's yummy food!!

Yesterday while Little Mo and Daddy were doing ' boys stuff ' investigating Mo's new golf clubs and bag I decided to have a little bloggy womble and play with paper!!
I just had to have a good play with the gorgeous funky freebie Anice made for this months Get Funky Thank you challenge, its my day to post on the challenge blog with some other makes tomorrow but I just had to share this little decoration today.

The tutorial for this paper star decoration is here on Dawn's Stamping blog. I love Dawn, she is so cheery and bubbly and makes really superb tutorial video's (...tutorials have to be easy to follow for a noodle brain like me!!!) 
I love the surprise of this little paper star and the way it starts off as a teeny 1.5 inch square when its all folded up!! I love it!!

I used a scrap of paper from my Funky hand paper folder to make the little 1.5" cover and one of the stamps in my SU pennants stamp set. I love this for a christmas present thank you! everyone still has their tree's up so it will be a lovely add on to my mum's tree later when we give it to her!! and because it is made with such a bright, cheery paper she can hang it anywhere once the tree comes down.

It doesn't stay that teeny of course!! it pops out into this beautiful decoration below.....

I added a little epoxy button to my organza ribbon. It is what slides up and down to hold the star teeny and then formed, go peek at Dawn's video and have a go yourself because they totally rock!! very relaxing for a boxing day make too!!! and of course if you use the funky freebie you can come play along in the challenge with us over on Get Funky!!!

Cuppa and sausage bap time for me now!!!! I will be back tomorrow with my Get Funky makes!!
 huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

He he he he!!! took this piccy of Mo at my mums yesterday so what better way to wish you all a merry christmas??!!!
huge hugs and love for a very special day for you all,
Love Lou ...and Mo!!!

Saturday 24 December 2011

The last christmas card !!

Morning Peeps!!

How are you all this fine christmas eve? I am so excited for chrimbles and have a very excited little mo this morning!! I have a stinky head cold but nothing that a few fererro rochers and cups of tea won't cure ;) !!
We are just about organised, Mo and I decorated the cake this morning and we have done to nip to tesco for veg for dinner tomorrow and were the only people in our village's tesco express so it was all done in 10 mins!! yey!!!!

So onto the very last chrimbley card I will be making this year!!! I am popping it over in the challenge on papertake weekly- Last Christmas card of the year- in celebration!!!! lol !!
 I don't think I have ever been as behind with cards as I have been this year!! I always promise myself I will be more organised with them but seem to get worse instead of better!!! he he he he!!!!

Anywhoo!! I finally inked up the little LOTV stamp I bought in november and coloured it up with my promarkers:

reds- cardinal red and crimson
greens- pear grean and olive green
browns- sandstone, caramel and pastel beige.

so I am popping it in the challenge over on I love promarkers which is Anything Goes

And here's a piccy of Mo's cake decorating!! I made some snowflakes with one of Mo's playdough cutters and we added them to the corners and centre!! that stunning looking thing in the middle is a fountain candle and omg they are fab!! ( was only right to test run one to see what they are like and you should of hear Mo's excited little gigglies as it went!!)
I want to wish you all a very very merry christmas and I am sending huge cyber hugs to you all from me and Little Mo
huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Mo and Mummy post!!

Hello Peeps!

I love the holidays. I am absolutely loving a few days with my little man at home with me and having some Mummy and Mo time.
Today we had a party to go to for 2 of Mo's little friends. Mo asked me to make them notepads for their presents and he would do the cards so we have been working on them for a couple of days. I chose the miniworld sitting tilda because she is just gorgeous. The papers are from my DCWV nana's nursery girl stack and the stickers are from my stash. (Sorry about the piccy too! it was all a bit of a rush by  the time we took piccies so I only took one and didn't realise it was a bit blurry until now!!!)
Mo chose 2 bic 4 colour pens for the girls too to go with their notepads so I added a bit of ribbon and bling and their initials shrinkied onto those but I forgot to take piccies of them!!!

There were a few little frightened tears this morning about going to the party but he still wanted to go and it was the most wonderful party with a fabulous entertainer called Mr. Shiney, he was just amazing and the children loved him!
Anyway, onto the good bit....Here are Mo's cards...... front...
and back.....

He headed straight for the Happy Happy Birthday papercraft factory from Funky Hand to make his cards. I love how he did it, it was actually a rather fab idea and I was so proud of him for working it all out :) 
He decided he his words...

 "to write on the back of his card like in the shops and have the front on all in one go Mummy"

So he got one of our christmas cards and opened it up on the table. Then after looking at it for a couple of minutes he plonked 2 patterns from the Birthday Girls colourway onto the workspace, shrunk them so he could fit 2 on one page and added a few digi's to the front..cute!! 

Then ( and  I have to admit I thought this next bit was magical bless him!!) he opened the writer part of the workspace and used the label writing to write 'made by morgan 2011' I asked him why he wrote Morgan instead of Mo and he said thats what the twins call him so he wanted to do that for them (...awwwww!!) he dragged in onto both cards and left it where he wanted it to be at the bottom, then he added one of the coloured birthday cake digi's onto the back too. I love these cards!!

Just as we were getting changed into party clothes Mo decided he needed a little notepad for Ruby too ( the twins little sister) as she might be sad of not getting one (...arghhhhhh, 10 minute make was quickly put together and a little pencil too, but no time to take piccies of that one!!!)

Well that's all from me and my little squidger today. We are going to snuggle up and watch a film now whilst our slow cooker cooks our tea (...after planning chicken casserole Mo decided a sausage casserole would be nicer!!!)

Thankyou for popping in on me, huge hugs
Lou xxxx

Monday 19 December 2011

Rudolph boto chrimbles!!

Image - Robot Holidays from Tiddly Inks.
Paper - Twelve Crafters Crafting from Funky Hand.

Morning Peeps!!!!
How are you all this frosty, chilly morning? Little Mo and I are up, dressed and ready for breakfast with Sophia, then when we have dropped her off to her nursery we are off to fetch my niece and nephew, Mo is soooooo excited!! he loves having them here and has got a lovely little party lunch all planned out along with some crafty bits he wants to do so it will be such a lovely day.

I have a little 3x3 card to share again today. I love this card so much, Rudolph Boto is the cutest and the texty paper from Funky Hand looks so awesome behind him. I added a squidgey little martha drippy goo border for snow and added a little bling to his nose. At 3x3 these cards were seriously cute and I nearly hid them in a draw to keep!!!!! :) :) ....though Mo found them and stole one!!!!

So what are you all up to today? Somewhere in between all the running around after my little peeps today I need to finish off 2 altered notebooks that Mo ordered for his little friends tomorrow and make some family christmas cards (...yup...I still haven't done them.....!!)

Have a fabby day peeps and thankyou for popping in on me!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday 18 December 2011

Allsorts Blue and Brown challenge

gardeners twine
glamour dust
hearts cut on my cricut
snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder
blue bling!!

The challenge over on allsorts challenge blog for the next 2 weeks is Blue and Brown. I love blue and brown and one of my favourite Funky Hand downloads has blue and brown in such a perfect mix that I just had to use that to make chrimble cards for all my friends at work.
I am also popping it in the cupcake craft challenge blogs--dont look at light challenge .

I printed out 2 of the papers from my download. The texted paper is brown with blue and black merry christmas written all over it and I love it! the paper on the heart is brown with a snowflake design on it, I embossed the hearts with my cuttlebug snowflakes folder just to add a bit of umpf!!

I added a sprinkling of glamour dust around the edges of my merry chrsitmas paper and then adhered it to my card. The twine around the centre is just gardeners twine from the garden centre. its quite a thick one because I like to 'fluff' the ends of my knots a bit!!!(...he he he! makes them all frayed and fuzzy like me!!!!!!)

I popped the finished hearts out on foam and added a little blue blingy gem to the top corner of them. These cards are so cute because they are just tiddly 3x3 size!

Right off to get on with some notebooks Little Mo has requested for his 2 friends at school for their birthday on tuesday. He is trying to get himself brave enough to go to the party so please keep your fingers crossed for him that he manages it as he gets so nervous about parties bless him!!

Thankyou for popping in on me!
huge sunday hugs Lou xxxx 

Saturday 17 December 2011

Tilda mini wreath hanging decoration.

Hello Peeps!!
I promise I haven't disappeared!! I have been soaking up some time with my Little Mo and I have been loving it!! I can't wait to have some days now without the hustle bustle of the school run!!

So, today I wanted to share a little hanging decoration I have made. The challenge over on the TOMIC blog this week is christmas decoration so it seemed like a perfick time to share this little cutie!! I went for the traditional chrimble colours for this one and used some pine branches that I bought from the range (...could I find anymore after making 10 little wreaths??....noooooooo!! grrrr!!)

I used my hot glue gun for attaching some cute teeny jinlgy bells and tilda herself along with the sentiment at the top and I love these little hanging decorations, they are so christmassy and cheery.

Mo's cousins's are coming for the day on monday and he is soooo excited! he bought some party food today so they can have a little party lunch!! cute!!

Right off to bath my little squidger now as he is so tired from a busy couple of days that he is nodding off on the settee as I type!! its a hard life being 7 you know!!!!!! romfl !!!!

Huge hugs and thankyou for popping in on me
Lou xxxx

Friday 16 December 2011

Birthday Boy Mo!!!

Morning Peeps!!
Its Mo's Birthday!!!

Our little baby is 7 years old today!! I can't believe how quickly the time has zoomed away!!
Super quicky post from me this morning as we have had a fun filled morning of opening pressies and making birthday badges for this super cute little guy!!! but I had to share a quick piccy of the birthday boy!!

His fabby badge was made with my plantin cart on my cricut and a good old bit of bling!!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge 76- White Christmas!

Morning Peeps!!

Its Tiddly tuesday time so the Tiddly Inkers are up and ready to get you started on another challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog. This week we want to see....
A white christmas!!
So think white chrimbles, get out your fav Tiddly Inks images and create away!!! If you need some inspiration  the Tiddly inkers have completely filled a post with gorgeous idea's for you so pop on over to the challenge blog to have a peek!!

I just had to use the new babies in the store!! awwwww I love them!! I cut my card base using my trusty cricut and the New Arrivals cart, then I embossed the card in my cuttlebug using the stars and swiss dots folder. I love how it came out and you can see the little dots through the window and along the scalloped side.
I added a bit of bling and sparkle to the word baby with some fine glitter and I also covered my LOTV sentiment stamp in glitter too!! gotta love bling!!!

I am popping this in the challenge over on the Simply Create Too challenge blogs Embossing Challenge. and the Chrimbo Crackers challenge blogs embossing challenge
and then both of these little cuties into the Alphabet challenge blogs w is for white christmas
Now onto my next little white christmas creation using the super squishably cute new Baby Girl image!! I love these little babies!!! :) I cut the heart shape out of some chipboard and covered it with the paper, gave it a good trim and rub with a file and then added some embossing powder to the edge and added some pom pom ribbon, love this effect!! I added a little tree charm and some bling  too. Its simple and too cute!!

My papers on this little hanger are from the Wish in white free download from Lisete. If you haven't ever been to her blog then you really need to, she is awesome!! I love the way the candy canes come up on the paper. I added "Baby's First Christmas" in word on my computer. The big snowflake come in my order from tracy at dies to die for, I don't know which one it is but its lurvely!! I embossed it with the same powder as the edges of the heart.

So thats me for today peeps!! I have a marathon of card making planned for today...along with lots of cups of boiled water with lemon as its sooo cold!!!

huge Tiddly Tuesday hugs
Lou xxxx

Wednesday 7 December 2011

pastely chrimbles!!!

 Papers- 12 Crafters Crafting from Funky Hand.
Image- Digi from Heather Ellis.
Afternoon Peeps!
I have had a busy morning catching up with some orders that I had for some 8x8 chrimbles cards. 
I have to say I am loving the 8x8 size, oodles of fun to play around with layouts and images.
The papers are deliciously pastelly and I went for pastel blues and pinks with my promarkers to colour in these gorgeous little Heather Ellis pure innocence digi stamps.
I added some distressing to the edges to pop the papers out a bit. They are all from the latest Funky Hand Papercraft factory cd rom, 12 Crafters Crafting and I love it. you can go from traditional colours to something a bit more pastelly to something completely funky all with the touch of one button, yey!!!!
I just had to add some puffy stuff to her bobbles and a bit of snow around the bottom too, I couldn't resist!!!
The ribbon is Funky Hand too, from the september song ribbon pack.
A little bit of SU bannerage and they were done, so much fun though!!

I am popping these 2 in for the following challenges.......

Papertake weekly challenge blogs- Anything Goes with a dangly option!! ( dangly tree charms on Grace and Risa's cards)
Totally Papercrafts- Let it snow
Cutie Pie- Pastel christmas colours.

Off to see Mo in his christmas play now!!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Tiddly Inks challenge 75- Ooooh La La!!

Image- Santa's Helper from Tiddly Inks
papers- past freebie from Bearly Mine.
Morning peeps!!!

Its that Tiddly Time of week again where us Tiddly Inking gals challenge you to a bit of something to make with your tiddlies and this week the challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog is.......

Something sexy to warm you up for christmas !!!!
so create a card/project that warms you up!!! anything from
a lovely cuppa to something sexy!!

Oh my!! I had so much fun making this card!! I was giggling away to myself as I pootled away making it and giggled even more when I took the photograph of it!! its so cheeky!!

A bit of colouring with my promarkers,distressing,bling and pom- pom ribbon and he was done!!! Scott has already stolen this card for me and asked if he needs to pay for it!! cheeky monkey!!!
I had my scrumptious little monkey at home with me all day yesterday as he was sick on sunday, but he was fine yesterday. A little snuggly but I think that was just because we had the day to ourselves!! it was fab.

Oh!! and whats new in the shop today you ask?!! well its a little crafty Sugar and a Crafty Spice!! Here's what I did with Crafty Angel...

Cancer is one of the biggest fights anyone person can have. I made this in october so I am so pleased I can share it with you all now!! and here's Crafty Devil.....

Back to school for Mo today though and dentists for me :( again!! only the hygienist today for a polish though so shouldn't be too bad......gulp!!!

Don't forget to pop over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and see what the fab girls on the DT have been making to warm you all up then get your tiddly inks images out and join in with the fun!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday 4 December 2011

Door hanging santa letters!!

Papers and digi stamps - Twelve crafters Crafting from Funky Hand.
Door hanger template- Craft the Year Away from Funky Hand.

Afternoon Peeps!!

A bit of a quicky from me today!! we have had another lovely day today. A very relaxed and lazy one really. We popped to B&Q to get some red chipped bark for Mo's little garden bench planter so we can pop his little christmas lights in, its raining here today but I will try and get a piccy tomorrow as it looks lovely. This afternoon we have been to the christmas market in the village where Mo goes to school. It was lovely.

Then a teeny bit of quicky crafting for me! Mo wanted to make some gifts for his friends for the end of term as it is his birthday on the last day of term. I thought it would be nice to make some door hangers using my Funky Hand papercraft factory cd roms because Mo is really good at using those. He chose the papers and I had a lovely idea to turn them into santa letter door hangers, just to help santa remember what the children asked for when he gets to their bedroom!!!! I had to giggle though as Mo won't write a letter to santa, he says he is just happy with whatever he gets (....which is supercute and makes it easy to get him gifts!! he says christmas is about family and baby jesus not presents!!! he has been like that since he was a toddler!! cute!!)

Firstly I opened up Craft the Year Away and chose the door hanger template. Then to use it with the papers on Twelve Crafters Crafting I simply changed edition. ( can do that by clicking on the change edition button under the colourway titles to use the templates with any of the last 3 papercraft factories.)
I did the typing for the letter bit using the workspace.

All that was left to do then was print, cut and tie a little ribbon around them. I didn't want to do too much else to them as Mo wants to take in some sweets to give out too. we have made 30 of these this afternoon and he wants little sour cream containers for the sweets so that's next weekend's job!!

Right off to snuggle up with a film now!! Harry Potter 1 today!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 3 December 2011

Mo's pink grapefruit christmas tree decorations tutorial!!!

 Afternoon peeps!!!
Today we have a bloggy post from the squishably cute Little mo!!!! it is all about his tree decorations made with pink grapefruit.
Its in Little Mo's words but mummy gets to type because she is quickerer.
All you need to do is slice up a pink grapefruit in slices of about 1cm thick (...get Mummy or another growed up person to do this as its a bit tricky for small peeps!!) then dry every circle and give it a squish with the tea towel to get some of the juice out. You can use oranges too can't you mummy.

Then put it on the kitchen radiator for a few days (...mummy note... we have a double radiator and Mo loves to watch the drying out process which takes a couple of days on our radiator, he likes to see how it has changed everyday but you can put the slices on a grill tray in the oven at 110 degrees c for 3 hrs and it dries out that way too)

 Buy some of them tree hangy thingies, my mummy buys them in the garden centre, don't you mummy? the one with the cool decorations and movey rudolph ( was going to leave that bit out but its too cute!!)
and you push one end through a little bell that jingles and then push your grapefruit on it too, see here's mine on  its hangy thing with my little red bell
 Then get some nice ribbon and tie a knot in it up from the bell bit.
I hanged mine on my christmas tree but sometimes I like them on my door and on my radiator and even in my car near my window on that thing mummy holds onto when daddy is driving.........( mummy note...pmsl laughing at this point!!!)

This is what it looks like in my tree
He he he he!! Mummy is back to write her bit now. How cute was that?!! it was too funny to write it all down ready this afternoon but he decided he didn't want to do a 'video tube' as he has a cough and might spoil it!!!
He absolutely loves making these those so if your little peeps need a bit of something to do then have a go at this one, Mo would love to see them if anyone else makes some.

I hope its ok with the Allsorts challenge blog girls for me to pop mo over in their going in circles challenge too.

Back with a me post tomorrow!!!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday 1 December 2011

Little Hopper- Tiddly Inks new release's !

Morning Peeps!!
I am so excited today because it is time for some super super cute new releases from Christy over in the Tiddly Inks shop. And even more exciting... awesome 30% off sale  in the shop too, so click on this banner of Christy's gorgeous makes to be magically pinged to the shop!!!

When these little cuties arrived in my email inbox on Tuesday I actually squealed!! Oh they are just awesome! 
For my card I just had to use Little Hopper because he is the one that Mo absolutely adored! and because of that I just had to use him for Mo's birthday card (...sob little squidger is going to be 7 soon :( where did the time go?!!)

The challenge over on the papertake weekly challenge blog is a delicious sketch by the equally delicious Dawny P. I do so love a Dawny sketch so I just had to work along to it. I think this sketch is going to get some serious use from me as it is just so lovely to work with. thankyou's Dawny! xx

The papers are MME wild asparagus and they go so perfick with the image! too cute!! and the little buggies are some that have been in  my stash for sooooo long!! but they seemed just right for a cute little toady card!!
Promarkers for this one were...
skin- blush, soft peach and peach.
Toady suit- pear green,olive green,sunflower and gold.

Christy also made up some cute sentiments for these little guys and inside Mo's birthday card it says " You are toadally awesome" but dopey head me didn't take a piccy of the inside!! I will take one later if I remember!!

So if you want to see some more creations from the Tiddly Inkers pop on over here to the Tiddly Inks blog to drool over every bodies yummo makes and then go here to the shop to pick up your little somethings!  sqeeeeee they are all too cute!!!

Right then, off to work for me today!! 
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Snow Family !!

Afternoon Peeps!!!
I am running late with my bloggy post today because I have been super lucky to have my little squidgy Mo-ster at home with me all day today. The teachers at his school have been supporting the public sector strike today so I got an extra snuggle day.
We have had the best day as we have spent it with my mum. Mum and I had haircuts then we popped to Asda and on to the garden centre for Mo to see all the christmas decorations, he loved it...and so did I!! have got my eye on some super cute decorations for the tree this year so I can't wait. I really really fancy having a real tree this year so I need to work on Scott for that one!!! :) I saw the cutest ever pom pom tree tinsel that Mo would absolutely love so I will have to work hard ;) !!!

Anywhoo!! onto my card!! My mum's friend has ordered 6 cards this year and this is the first one I have got done out of the order!! its a biggy!! its an 8x8 inch card. I am new to 8x8 cards but oh my I am loving them!!

I was completely inspired for this card by the Allsorts challenge blog peeps, they rock!!  so I am entering this card into their Pennants/ Bunting challenge.
I am also popping it over in the I love Promarkers challenge blogs snowmen and snowflakes challenge. The Helz cuppleditch paper has the cutest snowflakes all over it, I love it! its from the Festive Treats 12x12 stack (....just to enable you of course....:) ) 
Promarkers used- snowmen- pastel blue to outline the snow peeps inside, burnt orange and ginger noses, boys have cool grey 3,4 and 5 on their hats and the girlies have antique pink and pastel pink hats. The boys have poppy,cardinal red, pear green and olive green on their scarves and the girls have pastel blue, denim blue, antique pink and pastel pink on theirs.

 I absolutely love my new SU pennants punch set and stamps and on an 8x8 card it is just perfect for getting that hanging bunting effect and the image to fit together perfectly and not get sqooshed in. I popped my snow family out on some foam tape and added a papermania sentiment stamp punched out with my SU oval punch set (.....Lou reads the post back and realises she is addicted to SU stuff.......!!!) 

The snow peeps are an old freebie from JellyPark. It was just one super cute little snowman but he told me he was lonely, needs must so he got resized and flipped a few times to make a cute snow family!!!

Right, I had better go and get the yummy chicken and sausage casserole my mum made us this morning dished up and eaten and then once my gorgeous little man has gone to bed tonight I need to get some more crafting done!!

Huge squishy Hugs!
Lou xxx

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Advent calendar fun!!

 Good Afternoon Peeps!!!

I am sorry I have been a bit quiet this week, I have really been struggling with a nasty virus. I thought I was better for a couple of days and then it came back with double doozey strength so today I am feeling a bit tender but a bit more me too!! he he he!!! :)

I have been locked away in my little crafty garage this morning finishing off my advent calendar for my brothers children. I haven't really seen them since the summer holidays so I wanted to send them a little fun advent.

I used some favour boxes I had left over still from my wedding a few years ago as the boxes and cut some petal envelopes from my walk in my garden cart on my cricut for the doors. The little tags are made with the SU jewellery tag punch and the little handles on the doors are gold coloured split pins.

Here's a few of the doors open of the ones I have already managed to fill up........
I have promised myself not to put sweets in all of them.....:) so there are some festive jingley bells and wooden decorations for the tree too. I just have some more bits to make to pop in and then it will be ready to go. Tonight I am going to work on Mo's advent....I better get it done quick!!!!

I am entering my advent in a few challenges they are.....
craft your passion challenge- Tis the season!
totally papercrafts challenge-christmas!
simply create too challenge-all about christmas

Right then, thats me for today. Off to fetch my little squidgy Mo. I was told this morning as I kissed him goodbye at the school gate we are watching Cars 2 together tonight! sounds perfect to me on a cold windy day, snuggles on the settee, pefick!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 27 November 2011

Owl always love you!!

Image- retired free image from Christy at Tiddly Inks.
Hello peeps!

I am actually feeling a little better tonight....well, who wouldn't after 2 max strength flu relief tablets, some buttercup syrup, a good rub of a 4Head stick and a cuppa?!!!! :) :) :)

I made this card a couple of weeks ago and haven't gotten round to sharing it yet so thought I would tonight! the image isn't available anymore, it was a gorgeous freebie from Christy last christmas but I adore it. I was asked to make an anniversary card and I always find owls so romantic as most owls mate for life, I love that.

I really didn't have to add too much to the card apart from some gorgeous Funky Hand paper from the I do wordbook download, distressing, some martha stewart doily lace punching, gorgeous thread, a heart charm and some cool writing on my pooter with hearts that are part of the letters, super cute!!! Then the sentiment was punched out with my SU oval punch set, another fav of mine!!...oh and of course the much needed magnolia swirly stamp!!
Now my BF says she has fallen in love with a different magnolia swirl but I just know she will come back round to this one soon!! :)
This little card is going in for a couple of challenges today, they are....

Right, off to watch masterchef australia now! I love it!! we are a little behind in the UK and I know who wins but I still love every episode! then celebrity get me out of here, I absolutely love Ant and Dec, they make me laugh soooo much!!!!
thank you for popping in on me again!!
huge hugs
Lou xxxx

Saturday 26 November 2011

Get Funky- Christmas 'v' Non- Christmas!!

 Morning Peeps!!! 
I hope you all got yourself some fabulous funky bargains in the birthday sale yesterday!!

This morning its time for me to share my christmassy 'v' non- christmassy makes for our lovely Jackie's Challenge over on Get Funky- to make a traditional christmas something and a non- christmas something!!
The funkettes have all been using the latest Funky Hand craft CD Twelve Crafters Crafting for both cards.

For my first make I used the awesome Funky Freebie Anice made, co-ordinating with the vintage christmas colour way on the cd, I absolutely love it! those little trees are way too cute!! I teamed them up with a little gingerbread man and some hearts using some funky scraps from my stash of scraps and a little poem I found on google written in the workspace on 12 cc.

Then it was onto my nono- christmassy make!! I just had to use the pillowbox template from the workspace too, It is fabulous. You can resize it if you want but I just have to tell you that the size it goes on to fit an A4 piece of paper is fabulous, I made my mum one the other day for her friends new baby and we fitted a cute little onesie in it!!
I used Angel on the Tree colourway for this one, the parcels are one of the digi's from the workspace and the text is done in the writer part of the workspace and it my very favourite text on there! it makes the coolest ever labels!!!

If you don't own any Funky Hand products yet don't worry as Anice always include a Funky Freebie paper on the website each month especially so you can join in.

I have been a bit poorly this week :( ( don't tell my BF'cos I have been telling her it was just a tickly cough and I was fine!!) but last night I took some tablets ( am not a lover of cold relief type tablets as they knock me out a bit!!) and attempted to make myself look alive and I had a super night with my BF at the ladies night. I was so super excited to see all Fi's bits flying off the table into peoples bags. She is so very clever and had filled the table with all sorts of gorgeousness, I so wish I had taken a photo now because it looked so pretty.

Today I am resting up a bit and trying to get better!! I have so much to catch up on because  I just haven't been up to doing much since tuesday!! tine to get the Lou mojo going again!! :) :)

Have a fabby day everyone
Hugs Lou xxx

Friday 25 November 2011

43% birthday sale at Funky Hand!!

Morning peeps!!!! I am so super excited this morning because...

 Anice is having a one day 43% sale to celebrate her Birthday.

Its on for 24 hours only  ending at 00.00 (GMT) 25th November,  without further waffling I want to say Happy Birthday gorgeous boss lady :)!! and if you want  to say Happy Birthday to Da Boss too leave her some love on her blog!!

Everything FUNKY HAND is included in the sale - so why are you still here reading??!!! Go and get yourself some fabulous deals!! Shipping from Funky Hand is FREE with any £10.00 and over purchase - WORLDWIDE.  

Right then, now I have enabled you all I am off to try to eat some toast and have a cuppa!!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Autumn Baby Jake!

 Image- Baby jake from Saturated Canary Digi's.
Morning Peeps!!

Now, try not to giggle at me too much but did you ever make something and think you would really rather keep it yourself?!!! yup that would be me with this cute little pillow box!!!
The challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog is autumn colours and one of my mum's friends had a baby boy last week so instead of a card I made this cute pillowbox, (..which is actually big enough to nicely fold a cute little onesie into!!) 

I used ginger and honeycomb promarkers to get that lovely autumnal orange onesie on Jake and then sandstone, caramel and cocoa for his cutie little hat and boots. He is just so squidgey cute, I want to squidge those little chunky knees!!!!

I made the pillow box using a template from Funky Hand's new 12 crafters crafting papercraft factory and using the workspace I opened the template and then swapped to the craft the year away one to get that gorgeous autumnal spotty pattern.

Little Mo has a breakfast date with his BF Sophia again this morning (...which is great as he has been asking for her every morning since she came last week!!!!!) so we are just waiting for her to arrive now! Mo has been up and down to the window like a yo-yo!! He says " its best to look out the window every 5 mins because that makes her get here quickerer" .......she lives right next door!!!

Here's another piccy of baby Jake from a different angle!!
I added some rafia, stamped leaves and an orange rose for decoration and then a little SU stamped tag, cute!!!

Have a fabby day peeps!! once I have dropped the little peeps off at school and nursery I am going to have a few hours making some more bits for the ladies evening on friday, I am sooooooo nervous about it but at least I get a whole night with my BF!!!!!!
Thankyou for popping in on me!!
Huge Hugs Lou xxxxx

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Tiddly Inks challenge 74- Anything Goes for 2 weeks!!!

Image- Hedgie Hugg from Tiddly Inks
Paper and easel card template- Twelve crafters crafting from Funky Hand

Morning Peeps!!
How are you all this fine Tiddly Tuesday?!! :) Yep!! its Tiddly Tuesday again over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and that means more challenge fun from the Tiddly Inkers and new images in the shop!! yey !!!!!

So what do the Tiddly Inkers want from you this week????? well, we have been enjoying the Anything Goes month so very much and seeing all your awesome creations that Christy thought we should be spoiled by your talents for another 2 WEEKS !!!! I am so very excited about this because it has been awesome to see so many new faces and be wowed by your cards/projects. Thank you so much to each and every one of you for playing along with us and giving us so much inspiration.

For my card this week I wanted to use Hedgie Hugg. I love this image and I wanted to get started on my personal christmas cards. I printed out the easel card from my Twelve Crafters Crafting cd rom and a couple of the papers to make the hearts with. Now, this was the first time I had used the easel card template and OMGosh!! what a compete joy it was to make, I printed on both sides of it and I love how it came out. I cut some hearts out with the papers I printed out on my cricut and added a bit of rafia. It made such a perfect platform for my image.

When I coloured my cute little Hedgie Hugg I kept to the colours of the card and she looks so sweet all festive!! cute cute cute!!!! I popped glossy accents on her hearts and left a nice white shadow around her when I cut her out so she popped out from the card.

Now enough about my card and onto the awesome new image in the shop!!! Please meet Genius......

Isn't he just squishably cute?! he even comes with an extra little mouse and sign so if you love him as much as I do, just click on him to be magically pinged to his little place in the Tiddly Inks shop. When I showed him to Little Mo he was so excited and has now decided that he needs to get some mouses to go in his school trouser pockets....!!!

So thats me for today. Little Mo and I have dental appointments this morning...ARGGGGHHHHHHHHHH, oh my I sooo don't do dentists but I am a model mummy and don't show Mo my fear. I have to be really careful as Mo has black extrinsic tooth stain,the staining on his teeth is black instead of yellowy like most children so he has to go to the dentists regularly to get them cleaned. His new teeth are coming through yellowy so hopefully it is just happening to his milk teeth and will go when they have all gone, fingers crossed!!!

Have a great day peeps!! huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 20 November 2011

Baby Tilda

stamp- baby tilda stamped in rich coca memento ink.
(Evening in June colourway)
Hello peeps!!!
How are you all this super foggy sunday?!!! We are having another lazy day here! the fog is not enthusing us with wanting to venture out as its really cold too!!
I had a baby card order from my mum last night so I decided to get busy with that this morning. I didn't fancy using just pink and wanted a summery zing to it to cheer me up from the foggy outside so I went for the Evening In June colourway on my Funky Hand Craft The Year away papercraft factory.
I stamped the baby on watercolour paper and she came out so cute and coloured her in then stamped her again her again on some scraps of the pink paper I used to paper pieced her little bow, frilly pants and slippers to match the pink paper.
I punched out some teeny martha stewart butterflies and layered them up a little, sparklying up the edges. They looked so sweet!
The pennants are from my SU pennants set, I stamped the little stitches on and then punched them out with the punch.
I really struggled to get a piccy today so I am sorry for the fuzzy wuzziness of it.

Right I am off to get my sunday tea cooked now as we were up early and out tummy clocks are messed up!!!
Huge hugs Lou xxx