Thursday 28 July 2011

The big guy golfs by the sea!!!!!!

Image- Mo Manning's Big Guy Golfing.
Magnolia port hole stamp ( cant remember its name!!)

Morning peeps!!!

How many of you love making cards and then get that order ( from your dad...) and say, " Yes of course I can do that Dad" when he gives you your little list of needs for it ( which was... name: kipper. Likes:golf, spent a lot of time at sea and he is retiring from being a DHL truck driver...)
Well, beads of sweat formed on my top lip for around an hour ovwer this one...and then it just all plopped together onto a card and I was quite pleased with myself!!!

I think I remembered everything for it!! I made the sentiment myself in word and googled 'kipper' to get the little kipper picture on it. I did try writing the name kipper but the fish was way more fun so I chse him!!

Lots of distress inking on the background ( ...very theraputic when you are not exactly sure where you are going with the making of the card...!!) I masked the magnolia stamp up before distressing away!!
The big guy is coloured up and popped out with some silicone on top.

And here is inside the card.....

I just had to get the lorry in there somewhere!!!!
The pages on the right are actually 10 pages and I had to sew them in as Dad needed 100 people to be able to sign it!!!!! phew!!!!

Promarkers used-

pastel blue, powder blue and denim blue- shirt and sky
sandstone,caramel and cocoa- trousers, shoes,socks,hat,boat,porthole.
pear green and olive green- jumper and grass.
cocoa,cooly grey 3 and 4- golfclub.
pastel biege- ball
ivory- clouds.
Challenges I would love to enter with this card are....
Totally papercrafts- one for the boys challenge.
I love promarkers- Anything goes challenge.
Allsorts- Free and Easy challenge.

Its such a fun card. Right I had better get my butyt into gear and get dressed. Little mo is actually more organised than me this morning and is dressed already!!
Have a great day peeps!!
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Basic Grey challenge 49- sketch.

Basic Grey papers- Two Scoops.
Gorjuss girl- Bear Hugs from Funky Kits.

Hello again peeps!!
( this is my second post of the day so if you are looking for my Tiddly tuesday post, its HERE.)

Well, we were all set to take the boys to Twin Lakes today. They love it there and have been excited since yesterday!! we set off, picnic in car and singing along to the stereo then.......

One exploded down the side completely back box on our exhaust :( pants. " very dissapointed boys later we were on our way home in a drag sounding car ( no joke, I thought my ears were going to explode too it was so loud!)
Scott went off to the garage after dropping us off at home to get it fixed and I walked to the tradtional sweetie shop in our village to cheer the boys up with a bag of sweets each, they were even too sad to want to stop off at the park to play on the way home, poor chaps.
Nannie and grandad to the rescue with tea out at the pub and they were their normal cheery selfs when they went to bed tonight, one at 6pm and the other 20 mins ago ( mahoosive thanks go to nannie and grandad at this point!!!)

And so onto my challenge card!!!
whilst Ryan took himself off to mooch woth friends and little mo relived the car bang story several times to his little friend Elliot I got chance to make my card for the Basic grey Challenge blogs sketch challenge. The sketch is very pretty and super to work with, and the Totally Gorgeous challenge blogs Punch or Die challenge.
I inked up my 'bought then sat in the draw for a while' Bear Hugs gorjuss girl I bought from Funky Kits a while ago,ooooh she is too cute!!!! love her.
She got a cheery old colouring with some bright and happy colours and then nestified!!!

The papers are from my very stroke only Basic Grey two scoops 6x6 pad ( the green on the fronds is from my equally stroke only Sugared pad!!!). I popped the panels through my cuttlebug for the distressed stripes look and sanded them off a bit to whitewash look them!! (...yes, I could of inked them with white but it felt good distressing stuff after the car incident!!!)

I made the flowers with my SU boho flowers punch and the scraps left from my card base,( jules will be most proud of me using up scrappy bits again!!) a few seedy beads, lots of fun, love how they came out.

Anywhoo, thats me done with posting for today I am off for a cuppa and an early night now, sooo sleepy!!
Might have to investigate the Funky Kits shop a bit more with my cuppa though as the gorjuss's are a bit reduced I notice.....   :)  ( ...not that I would want to lead anybody astray and enable you at!!)

Thank you for popping in on me, a little visit is always most cheering!!
Hugs Lou xxxxx

Tiddly Inks Challenge 59- Tag or Ticket me!!!

Image- Come in cuteness from Tiddly Inks.

Morning peeps!!

Its Tiddly Tuesday again which means its time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week it is a super fun one, its....

Tag or Ticket me!!!

All you need to do is grab your fav Tiddly Inks images and incorporate them onto a creation using a Tag or Ticket, easy peesy!!!....and might I note very addicting too!!!! :)

I made 2 (....Lou far as there are 2 more in production at the moment!!!!) I bought some tags from The Works on monday, they were so nice and jumbo size and just slipped into my shopping basket......:)
I embossed, distress inked and crafty notions sprayed my little Come in cuteness one and for the red one below, I just added my pre-coloured Heart Home and ripped around the edges of the image and the tag. I stuck it on and then covered the whole tag in crackle glaze (...note to self...crackle glaze does not like having its picture taken and no matter how much you scream at it, it still won't show up well in the picture.....)
Here is my Happy New Home tag......

Image- Heart Home from Tiddly Inks Bargain Basement.

The Happy New Home sentiment I made in my Funky Hand Craft The Year Away papercraft factory with one of the fonts in the writer part, isn't it fab???!!
I stamped over the crackle glaze with my magnolia swirl and some jet black staz-on.

Oh oh!!! look...another one just crept in on me....
Image- Lilli Lolita from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Down to my bones mega pack from Tiddly Inks.

Told you I was getting addicted!!!! romfl!!!!
So thats me in a nutshell for today! Pop over to the challenge blog and see what my other fantabulous teamies have been creating this week and join in the fun yourselves!!!! and also don't forget to pop into the Tiddly Inks shop and see what yumminess Christy has been creating away at in the form of new images!!!!!

Happy Tiddly Tuesday hugs
Lou xxxx

Monday 25 July 2011

Cuddly Buddly challenge 4- Add a charm.

 Hello Peeps!!! I'm back again with another post!!! 2 in one day! wahooooo!!!

thats good going for the school holidays!!! so this time I am back with my entry for Cuddly Buddly's challenge blog's Add A Charm challenge.

Ok, before I waffle much more here is some enabling info...... :)

Box-Peek-boo case from AR Designs.

I cut my super cute peek- a - boo case and inked the edges with some forest moss distress ink, then I cut some of the gorgeous holly paper up to cover the little box in. It is the cutest paper isn't it? love it.
I cut a little cirle window in the paper with my nesties and attached some acetate to the back of it before sticking the paper on.
I used the snowman corner from Lilyboo designs and coloured it up with some glitter chalks and the forest moss distress ink again. I added the sentiment to it in paintshop.
Some martha stewart fronds and some red card candy were definately needed to keep the holly theme going so I shaped them around the window after sticking on my snowman corner.

I decorated the drawer the same and filled it with some natural rafia and whats inside the drawer......

 ......Snowman Soup of course!!!!!!! mmmmmm. don't tell my boys I stole their last spoonfuls of drinking choccy to make this though, they might get me at bedtime!!!! I used some mini marshmallows and white choclate stars for yumminess!!!

And just in case you couldn't see it, my little christmas tree charm is sitting there on the handle of the case. This one I got in a pack of 6 from The Works last year. I love them. I tied it on with a bit of thin red organza ribbon.
So, how easy is an add a charm challenge? super easy so please go and join in with the Cuddly Buddly DT. If you don't have any Cuddly Buddly products to include on your make there are a whole stack of FREEBIES HERE you can go and use to join in,I know they would love to have you!!!

Thank you for popping in on me!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Fetch a sketch challenge 3.

Image- Sleep Tight from Tiddly Inks Bargain basement.
Morning peeps!!

Ok so the Fetch A Sketch challenge blogs new challenge is up!! wooohooooo ! I have had an hour to have a play and this little cutie is what I came up with for my first play with the yummy new sketch.
If you click on the piccy of the sketch below it will take you straight to this weeks fabby challenge.

OOhhhh lurvely sketch again thank you girls xxxx

I don't know if you can see it too well in the piccy but I spritzed my backing paper with water after sticking it onto my card to make it look all pillowy and bumpy like real night sky.
 It looks really lovely IRL!!!! and it all has a little sparkle to it too. The edges are heat embossed with some sparkly embossing powder and the little tag was made with my SU tiny tags stamp set and tag punch. Cute!!

Right off to get doing some more crafting while Mo and Daddy have popped into work quick. Ryan is up in his bedroom resting after a couple fo fun filled and busy days!!

Don't forget to pop oveer to Fetch A Sketch and join in with the challenge.
Hugs Lou xxxx

Friday 22 July 2011

LOTV challenge- one from Little Mo and one from mummy!!

Morning Peeps!!

Its a gorgeous sunny day here in little ole Lincoln today which is great. Its my last day with my little lady at work and we are going to have lots of fun playing in the garden at work with bubbles.
Justbefore I go and get ready though I wanted to share Little Mo and mummy's entries for the LOTV challenge this week which is Fun and Games.

For my card I had to go with all the fun Mo and I have in the garden, he loves gardening and has his own little 'bench garden' on our front lawn. It is blooming beautifully at the moment.

 I printed outthe Frame from Lilyboo designs and then masked it up with my frisket, then I stamped my super cute little LOTV stamp inside the frame!! oooh I loved it, that was definately fun. Coloured up with my promarkers it looks as if the whole lot came together as one stamp!!!!

Now on to my crafty little chap, I am so proud of him for this one. It has taken him a couple of weeks to do.
It is Little Mo's super special teachers last day today, she is retiring and Little Mo is very sad about it
 :( but he did make her this super special clock.
He chose the stamp himself from the LOTV shop, the clock mechanism is from everycraftsapound and the little clockface he cut on my cricut. He made this all by himself and had lots of fun doing it, I have taken a few piccies so if I get round to it later I will adfd them in. Mo would like to enter this in the LOTV challenge as he said " I had fun making it mummy, does that count as fun and games?" awwwwwww, he's cute!!!
So here is Little Mo's clock...
 and here's his card with the piccies of him making his clock...
and here's a close up of his LOTV schoolboy stamp......

He used his watercolour pencils and a paintbrush "to squidge all the colours together".

Sorry for the picture overdose, I am just so so very proud of him for making such a lovely gift for his teacher and the best bit is, he wouldn't let me help at all! The only thing he let me do was push the clock mechanism through and put the clock hands on.

Right, I had better get myself ready for work as we haven't even got dressed yet with just 20 mins to go before we leave!!!!!

Huge hugs and thank you for popping in on me and mo!!!
Lou xxxx

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Cuddly Buddly challenge 3- bright colours and butterflies.

Image- Flowers Frame from Lilyboo designs at Cuddly buddly.

Morning peeps.
Its a bit of a grey and gloomy one here so I thought I would post my entry for the Cuddly Buddly challenge this week which is Bright colours and butterflies.

If you haven't popped in for a look at their new challenges you should, and don't worry if you don't own any Cuddly Buddly images as there is a whole stack of freebies you can use to get your creation made HERE.

For mine I was inspired by a beautiful picture sent to me for Mo to look at by my friend Shirley, you can look at the pictures here on Shirley's blog. I used one of Lilyboo's images from the shop called Flowers Frame. Isn't it gorgeous. The big flowers on the left hand side reminded me of the sunflowers in Shirley's pictures, Mo is always excited to see sunflowers, he thinks they are happy flowers and the shine like the sun!! oh to be 6 again!!!! :)

I coloured the frame up with some yummy bright promarkers and then added some purple bling to the little flowers along the bottom. It is popped out from the card base on a bit of silicone, not sure the photo shows it!!!

 I decided to stick with a nice bright white card base to keep my card CAS and added a little yellow and blue chalk ink around the edge to match my frame colours. I also added a bit of loopy martha in a light blue card and some bright yellow organza ribbon.

The butterfly is my little magnolia butterfly. I stamped her onto to vellum with some staz-on and then coloured her in some yummy bright colours using my at you copic spicas. I hope the piccy shows how blingy she looks IRL !!

The sentiment is from my penny black wonderful day transparent set, I think the text on it is so pretty.

So thats me for today!!! Please pop over and join in the fun with the Cuddly Buddly challenges, they are just getting started and I know how exciting it is to see people entering when you are just starting up.

Off for a cup of coffee now, I just can't get myself awake this morning!!!!!

Hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Tiddly Inks challenge 58- Nature movie!

Image- Bunny Boo from the Bunny Boo Adventures set
from Tiddly Inks Bargain Basement.

Mornig peeps!!

Wooohoooo!! its Tiddly Tuesday again and time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!! Still in our movie month mode this week our theme is...
and the Tiddly Inkers were given the task of making a 'something' based on a nature movie.

Strangely I knew what I wanted to do staright away for a change!! I even shocked myself!! One of my favourite nature movies from being small (....and Mo's too as he is still small!!!) is Watership Down.
I took the inspiration for my card from this picture of the book...
I masked over my little Bunny Boo and punched out a circle with some frisket and then played with my distress inks to get the autumny sunset type horizon. I used antique linen, scattered straw, vintage photo,frayed burlap and walnut stain (...yeah, i just like getting messy!!!!!) The grass was shabby shutters and forest moss. The moon has a touch of tattered rose in it for sunset.

Once I was done getting messy I took the frisket off and coloured my little Boo in promarkers- sandstone,caramel and cocoa. I went around the outside of him with buttercup to make him 'pop' off the hill.
I stamped on my card base with my gorgeous magnolia swirls and some whisper white SU ink then distressed that a bit too!!! :)

I added a little bit of satin ribbon and another yummy ribbon my mum bought me a while ago, its a bit like plastic but edged in fabric, I love it!!!

So pleeeeease pop on over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, armed with your fav Tiddly Inks image and a nature movie in mind!! If you need some inspiration go and see what the Tiddly Inks DT gals have come up with, they are rocking it as always!!!!!

That me for this morning, got to get myself ready for work and attempt to get Mo into school mood, he is presently sat next to me snuggling on my shoulder. He is just so ready for staying home now, 4 days to go bless him. In all fairness he just looks so tired, huge snugglies needed I think.
have a fabby day peeps!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 18 July 2011

Stars and boys!!!

Morning Peeps!!!

Not much occured in the crafty life of Lou yesterday!! I just felt like vegging out a bit but this morning I havehad time to make a card for a recent order and yey for me I saw a few challenges on my google reader that I can pop it in for!!!!

I used my oldie but extremely goodie Magnolia Edwin celebrates stamp. I really do love this stamp, he comes in for so many things and today he is a 21st birthday party boy!!
I made the sentiment in word and gave the beer bottle a good splodge of glossy accents (...its just about dry now...!!!)

 so heres the challenges I am going to enter with him in his party mood....

Cupcake craft challenge blogs wish upon a star challenge
Sentimental sundays challenge blogs Men in your life challenge
Sweet Stampin challenge blogs One for the boys challenge

Right, off to have a cuppa and make pack ups for school/work. Mo slept in again this morning, he is so tired bless him, I think he is just ready for the school hols that start on friday. Today we are going to visit his class as they are having an open afternoon at school so I am really looking forward to seeing what they have all been up to this term.

Have a fab monday peeps and thank you for popping in on me
Hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday 17 July 2011

Cute birthday!!

Papers from my MME stash.
SU tiny tags punch.
Computer printed sentiment ( i can't write that small!!!)

Morning Peeps!!!
well last nights camping in the lounge went well and Little Mo woke up a very happy little chap!! today we are just being a bit lazy around the house. Mo wants to finish off his present for his teacher and I want  to get a couple of cards finished for one of the girls at work who has asked for a few cards.

I made this little cutie for Scott's sister's birthday, she is so sweet I just had to pop her on my blog!!!
She is one of Heather Ellis's digi's and if you click on the link under the piccy there are sooo many other total cutie pies on there.

I am going to pop her in for a few challenges this morning as I am feeling organised!!!

Thank you for popping in on me and have a super sunday!! hugs Lou xxxx

Friday 15 July 2011

Tiddly Inks - Tanker Fairy Flies.

papers from my stash.

Hello peeps!!

Thank crunchie its friday!!! I have had a really nice day today though, great morning at work followed by a lovely couple of hours with my BF before picking a very tired little Mo up from school!!!

I have had lots of fun creating with the new releases in the Tiddly Inks store. This one I made a few weeks ago now when Christy first sent the images to us to play with with. I love Tanker, she is fabulous. I coloured her up in blues and browns,its one of my fav combo's!!

The little clock is on a lot of my cards at the moment, I love it! Its from the awesomely talented Penny Duncan's blog and I cut it using MTC and my cricut. The card design is from her blog too, ahhh she spoils us so with yumminess!!! Thanks Penny!!!

The little coggy hearts and sentiment are a Technique Tuesdays stamp set and the little postcards are LOTV.

I really am super enjoying these new images so watch out for more popping up on my blog over the next couple of weeks!!!

Off to enjoy our friday night treat tea, its chippy night!! yey!!!!!

thank you for popping in on me, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday 14 July 2011

woooohooooo! Tiddly Inks/Make It Crafty steampunk release and I Spy game!

 OOOOMMMMGosh!!! I am super excited because today I get to share with you a few of the things I have made with the new images that Christy ( Tiddly Inks) and Zoe (Make It Crafty) have been super busy preparing for a good few months now and oh my, aren't they just so awesome?!!!!

I have been totally in love with these since they made their way into my inbox!!! and I have been soooooo desperate to show you all!!! and I also have to confess that before I got all these to work with I had never ever done any form of steampunk card!!!!! I have to admit to having a big gulp when I knew they were coming and thinking oh oh, I won't be able to do it right!

Now for oodles more info,sneak peeks and and a chance to win some awesome prizes playing the I Spy game made especially for the release, please go to the release page here. 

I have had so much fun with them and I know loads of you will fall in love with them too!!

PLUS 15% OFF NEW RELEASE IMAGES FOR A WEEK!!Start Mix n’ Matching with Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty straight away as you grab the super bargain of 15% OFF!!
Just enter the coupon code MIXNMATCH at checkout.
Now, this last one using the gorgeous mermaid and marine house is actually another of my little scene boxes and it was sooo hard to get a good picture of this one but in IRL it is so cute!!

Well, thats me for today!! now quick go to the digital stamping page and get a looksey at all of the awesome new images available and what the awesome DT's have come up with, I can't wait to see what everybody has been making with them.

Right off to work for me!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Tiddly inks challenge 57- Reel me in!!

Image- You and me from Tiddly Inks.

Morning peeps!!!
Its that Tiddly tuesday time of the week again!!!!!!! and over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog this week, we Tiddly Inkers would like to put you into action on a movie inspired card!!
So our challenge this week is...

Christy loves movies so she chose our theme this week. All you need to do to join in with the fun is pick your favourite film and make it into a movie inspired card/project using your Tiddly Inks images.

I chose to do The Time Travelers wife....
OOOh I love this film. I picked one of my favourite lines from my novel of it to use as my sentiment. This film never fails to make me weep buckets!!!!!!

I used You and Me for my card and a grungy clock from Penny Duncan's blog for the clock, how cool is it??!!!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with and don't forget....there are just 2 more sleeps until the super exciting steampunk Tiddly Inks/Make it crafty collaboration!!! OMG you will love them all!!
Here's a link to a bit more info and Christy has added a freebie over there too so get yourself over there quick! if you click on the picture below it will take you straight there...

Right I am off to see what my other gorgeous Tiddly Inks teamies have been making, they never fail to make me think I need to try harder, romfl!!!!!!!!

huge Tiddly Tuesday hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 11 July 2011

Fetch a sketch challenge 2.

Image- You Rock from Tiddly Inks bragain basement.
Papers- from Funky Hand Tea's up download.

Hello!! I'm back!!!
oh I am running so late with everything today. I just had to have a super quick make before tea tonight when I saw the new sketch over on the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog today, its another totally yummy one and I can see it getting a lot more use over the next week, thank you girls!!!!!

I used one of my many fabulous Tiddly Ink images, my yummy Tea's up papers from Funky Hand ( Jules!!! I used  scraps!! wooohooooo!!!!!! :)  ) and a little 'rock' from my gravel down the side of the house specially selected by a rather cute little Mo!!!! I glued the 'rock' into a word made sentiment circle! cute!!!!

Right, now get yourself over to Fetch A Sketch and join in with the fun!!!! I am off to bed!!!!
huge hugs
Lou xxxx

Getting funky and sketchy!!!

Hellloooo!! ok this is a teeny bit late in getting posted as dippy here forgot to schedule on her own blog!! LOL!! I remebered the challenge blog post though so all is good :) :)
Its my turn to post the little roboty card I made using the fab sketch from da boss!!!! if you haven't already seen the original post from our very own Anice here it is......

Its a great sketch to work with and there are oodles of possibilities which the funkettes have been busy posting throughout the month.

You still have a few more days to get busy with one to join in with the fun and don't forget that if you don't own any funky hand papers yet, Anice makes a Funky Freebie each month so you can use that and be in with the chance to win yourself a download to play with for next months challenge!!! :)

So onto my little cutie pie robot! I used the Craft the Year Away papercraft factory and its November Rain colour way for most of my card, and sneaked in a little bit of the fabulous cog paper from the Funky Seasons cd.

The little teeny cog at the bottom of the flap is holding down a cute little surprise down there....

Awwww and here he is on a cute little springy thingy so he just pops out at ya when you open the flap. (Needless to say, Little mo loved this card and promptly stole it!!!!!)

I made the 'Have a robotastic birthday' paper ribbon in the workspace part in Craft The Year Away, its so cool, and I love that you stll don't have to worry about what colours to useas Anice co-ordinated them too when she did all the designing, she is sooooo smart!!! I added a bit of black ink to everything and hey presto!!!
So, please come and join in the fun this month, we love to see your creations. All you need to do is get busy with your funky hand papers or the freebie I mentioned earlier and then add your take on Anice's sketch.

Right, now I am off to run to my crafty room and take a piccy of the card I have made for the new sketch over on the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog...back in a bit.... :)
hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday 9 July 2011

Cuddly Buddly digi challenge 2- flowers and lace.

Papers- Funky Hand.

Hello peeps!! only me!!!

I have had a lovely day trying to keep Little Mo fairly still so that his poorly neck can heal. He has pulled a muscle and disrupted a lymph node so he has been very sore bless him ( Lou thanks the lord for the invention of junior disprol.....)

My little card tonight is my go at the Cuddly Buddly challenge blogs digi challenge 2 -Flowers and Lace (....I missed the first one because dopey here used a retired digi but didn't realise until she had made the card and went to look for linky, derrrrrr!!) so better luck this time Lou!!!

Naturally I had to use one of my big sis's fabby flowery images, they are too cute and super easy to colour up all pretty!! Her little section over on Cuddly Buddly is Lilyboo Designs. Sam does a bit of allsorts so its well worth a quick visit!!!

I fancied another go at The Sketch File challenge blogs July ovally nice sketch too and this time I turned it up on its side for a bit of a change (ooooh get me all adventurous!!!!) I was also determined to use up some of my overflowing scraps box and managed to get all of this 5x5 card done in bits in my box so  am super chuffed!!!

I didn't have any red or black lace which I really wanted so I had to use my martha stewart punch instead but I am still pleased with that lacey look!! I added a cute little wooden ladybird too. The little flower was white but I coloured it with my black promarker and added a cute red flowery button and bit of black thread.

Right, I am off to get some sleep incase Mo wakes up sore in the night again, hopefully tomorrow it will start to ease up. The very lovely 2 doctors he had looking after him in A&E at 4:30am yesterday morning said it would get worse before it got better so I am figurung after 2 days of poo it should get better?...... :) fingers crossed!!
Thank you for popping in on me, huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 6 July 2011

Stamping stitches!!

Morning peeps!!

We had rain last night so its a lovely clear and crisp morning here today, phew! yesterday was so muggy!!

This is my little share for this morning and there are a couple of challenges I would like to pop it in for too.
The challenges are:
 Paper Sundaes Faux or real stitching.
Simon says stamp A stitch in time.
A spoonful of sugar Sewing.

Now, my sewing on this project is Faux stitching. It is a stamp set that my very fab friends Fleur and Lou enabled me to find...and buy!! around a year ago and I have to tell you I would not be without this set, it is awesome and I use it all the time.
It is from the Kelly Panacci range of Hampton stamps and is called  SC0370 Kelly's Borders. There are 11 different borders in it and the wibbly stitching is my fav.

The photograph is of my amazing Nana on her wedding day and I adore this photograph. I printed it out onto canvas.  (mmm...confession time....Scott printed it out as I wasn't sure on the settings to use for the camvas in my printer...!!) trimmed it up a little with my scissors and then pulled the threads out a bit to get the frayed edge. Then using white SU craft ink I stamped the white stitching stamp on it.

I had to stain the lace a bit as it was rather white!! so it got a good old distress inks antique linen treatment!! A bit more 'stitching' was stamped onto the patterned paper with versafine sepia ink and the flowers I made with my SU boho flowers punch and a mini papermania one for the teensy stamen bit in the centres. The fronds are martha of course!!!! :)
I made myself a swirl of bling to match with my anita's mini gems and then mounted it all onto some gorgeous thin chipboard sent to me by an absoultely awesome friend in america.

It is 6.5" square and I am going to turn it into a wall hanging for my Grandad. It is their wedding anniversary next month but sadly my Nana is no longer with us so I hope he likes it and it doesn't make him sad. I am going to make my mum one later too.

So I guess thats me for now!! might be back later if I feel awakwe enough to do some crafting tonight (mmmm...doubtful as the dreaded hayfever kept me snuffling and itching my eyes most of the night!!)

Thank you for popping in on me huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Kathy's waffle sketch file challenge- July.

Hello peeps!! me again!! romfl!!

Well, you can actually blame Kathy because she put her new July sketch on over on Kathy's waffle sketch file and I just had to go make something!!!!! this one is only a quicky but cute!!
Here's the sketch in question, (if you click on it it will magically transport you to the sketch file challenge blog....)

Isn't it fab! pop over there a la linky and see what Ktahy and her crew have made so far with it.
The little mousey's are from my penny black critter party transparent set. My little flower is actually one that was left over from something else I had been making earlier but I will post that one another day, don't want to max you out with too much Lou stuff in one day!!!!

Right I am off to wallow in my hayfever now and attempt sleeping with scratchy eyes and the blocked nose from hell!! my throat is sore too ( yup, i am feeling sorry for myself, I actually thought I had some sort of fluey bug this morning but now i am sure it is just more hayfever, ack!)

hugs Lou xxxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 56- Bad to the Bone!!

Morning peeps!!

After a weeks break due to shop changeover the Tiddly Inkers are back!!! and we are ..........


So this week we need you to grab your Tiddly Inks images and use skulls and attitude on your creations this week. Now I don't need to tell you that the Tiddly Inkers have rocked this challenge so pop on over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and have a peek at some skully gorgeousness!!

For my card I used the fabulous Lilli Lolita. I love her to pieces, she is such fun to colour. I made my background paper in my PSP programe by using 3 of Christy's awesome papers ( all the linkies you need to find them are under my piccy) .

I added a bit of faux stitching and then cut out on of the skully cupcakes from the paper and added a strip of black martha stewart drippy goo punched paper over the top. I embossed a little oval with my tim holtz ledger embossing folder and added a bit of white chalk ink to it. Then I just had to cut out a skully cupcake from the leftover paper , they are too yummy not to use!!!! I stamped happy birthday on it and added a couple of holes so I could turn it into a rbbon slider.

A few yummy pearls and Lilli Lolita was ready to be to-skully Bad to the Bone!!!

Now, whilst I am on a Tiddly Tuesday poat I just have to share some extremely excitng news!!! Christy from Tiddly Inks and Zoe from Make it crafty have been busying away for a few months now getting some steampunk images ready and OMGoodness, they are awesome!!!
If you click on this little steampunky picture here it will take you right to the place where you need to be to get all the info for the upcoming release on the 14th July. I can't wait!!!
And when you pop over there you will find details on a chance to win 5 images by the very lovely Christy herself so quick, go now!!!!
Don't forget to pop over to theTiddly Inks store and see What's New ( i know for a fact there is at least one gorgeous new little image in there....) 

And..... if you are looking for a Tiddly bargain, pop over to the new Tiddly Inks Bargain Basement site. there are oodles of tiddlies at reduced prices over there and for those who need an extra incentive, all orders over $15 in the Basement are still 20% off for the next week only.
Ok thats me for today, I am off to get ready for work and get a rather reluctant Little Mo ready for school. He has worked out this morning that he has just 14 more days left with his treasured teacher, Mrs. Kay. whilst he really likes his new teacher and is looking forward to being in her class, he is absolutely devastated that Mrs. Kay is retiring. Poor chap. Luckily she will still be popping into school to help with choir and guitar group but that hasn't stopped tears and worrying from my little guy :(

see you all later when I come bloggy wombling!!
Hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday 3 July 2011

Airshow celebration scrap page!!

 Afternoon Peeps!!!
Its a really gorgeous day here in our village. The airshow is on and my Grandad is here to watch it with Mo and Scott (...though Mo keeps scooting into the craft room with me whenever there is anything remotely loud going up!!!!!) and I have taken the opportunity of Grandad being here to get some piccies of him with Mo. Mo loves him to bits so its super nice for Mo too as its always a bit of a celebration when Grandad comes here ( only happens once a year!! romfl!!!!) Mo and I made a yummy chocolate cake especially and Mo has been running back and forth from Grandad and Daddy with picnic food and drinks!! bless him!!
Whilst they are all sat watching the show, next to the field that runs along the side of our house, I have been busy making my June scrap page. Now this one will not be going in my scrap book as I have tied a little twine through it and popped it into my Grandad's car for a surprise for him!! I am not going to tell him it is there but he should find it when he gets home and picks his jumper up!!

Just in the bottom right hand corner I have stamped my new LOTV boy with his little aeroplane and really gently coloured him up with my promarkers.

 I used my LOTV vintage postcard stamp to add a bit of fun around the edges of the page and just over the edges of the photographs at the top.
I cut a label out on my cricut and Mo wanted to decorate that so he wrote waddington airshow 2011 and added a little green heart.

He also wrote ' I love you Grandad ' down in the left hand bottom corner so I really carefully stamped over it with the postcard stamp to make it look as if he had written on the postcard!! then I stamped a few of my SU sense of time clocks around the page and distressed all around the edges with some tea dye distress ink.

I used one of theLOTV sentiment cirlcles to write the month and date on and popped that in the middle of the photographs. The little embossed stars piece of card looks really cool IRL.
When I had finished fiddling around with it, I slid it into a scrapbook page protector and added 2 eyelets and some twine so Grandad can hang it up when he gets home. I hope he likes it.

I am entering this in the LOTV challenge blogs celebrate challenge.

and here is the yummy cake Mo and I didn't last very long!!!! It had chocolate and coffee icing! yum!!!
 ....and here is my little bowl licker!!!!
Right then, thats me for today!!! I have still got to clean up the messy end of my craft table from yesterday!! maybe later.....
Huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Saturday 2 July 2011

oooh Look what my awesome hubby has made me!!

 Well, it started off with me saying " Baby, I would really love some pen storage above my workspace" at which point gorgeous hubby wet himself laughing and said " what work space?" mmmmm point taken, it was a bit messy so I promptly moved it all.....down the other end of my desk!!!!

Then off he popped with Mo down to the shed and they came back with some MDF, Yey!!! and off he set to work with all manner of manly gadgety things, isn't he fab??!!!

here it is going up ready for measuring and........yes thats some of the mess on the right handside of the photo...  :) and this is what he was making.....

here it is!!!!!!

isn't it fab??!!! I am so excited!!  I have lost 2 pens recently, I think I threw them away by accident whilst my desk was so messy so I am so excited to have a lovely space to keep them now. I don't have the whole set of promarkers but he did me some extra holes incase I get anymore. I am going to spend some time tonight putting the colour names on and some little stickers to match my pen ends and of course some time will be spent spoiling gorgeous hubby for my awesome pen storage.

hugs Lou xxxxx

Let the christmas cards making begin!!! :)

Morning peeps!!

Its a gorgeous sunny day here, all ready for fabby viewing of the airshow.....and I am making christmas cards!!! romfl!!!
Last year I was the hieght of total and utter unorganised for christmas so I am kicking myself up the butt and getting on with it this year!!!

Of course I had the cutest ever critters from the Tiddly Inks bargain basement to work with!! I love these guys! I printed them out, coloured them up and then cute them up to make my own arrangement from Kathy's sketch over on the sketch file challenge blog.

I have been working through my stash of papers and this one below used one of my papermania ones...

So thats me for today!!
We are going to my mum's later for an airshow day BBQ so that should be fun, we will have to walk as the traffic in our village gets super crazy on airshow weekend. I have had a quick look out of the window to see the roads and at the minute they are ok, cars are starting to trek down to the car parks but they are moving nicely......hoping it stays that way all day as last year got a little crazy!!!!

Have a great saturday everyone!!
Hugs Lou xxxx