Sunday, 21 August 2011

Cuddly buddly- swirls and bling and Little Mo sweetie shop.

Image- Snowman Greetings from Lilyboo designs.

Good afternoon peeps!!!

We have had a busy little day here. We were up at 5:30am so I printed out a few yummy Funky Hand papers and got on with my challenge card for the Cuddly Buddly's lets keep creating challenge of 'Swirls and Bling'. Oooh what a dream challenge!! one cute snowman image, my cuttlebug divine swirls folder and some bling later and it was done.

Then onto our day.We all wore red to honour the very very brave Red  4 who lost his life yesterday. Living in our village the red arrows become second nature to us as we see them fly all the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging's family at this sad time.

Mo decided he wanted to make a sweetie shop so that was this morning activity!! He turned a cardboard box and a kitchen roll holder into his sweetie factory ( the sweeties went into the bags via the kitchen roll holder attached to the box with a bag held at the bottom of the tube by asisstant mummy, all very technical!!!) 

Then after making up the little bags of sweeties, he iced some cupcakes and decorated them and decided they should all be 10p each.( no dinosaurs were harmed in the making of the cakes.....!!)

 I made him a little tray to carry them in from an old wooden banana box and some gingham ribbony stuff...( and please note the nestied blue funky hand paper toppers " to make my sweeties look fessional" ..think that meant professional but it was cute so mummy and daddy melted instead of correcting the little guy!!!)
 and off we went around the grandparents selling sweeties!!!
He did very well ( think the cuteness helped in the selling!!) and came home with his little penny bag
 ( attached to the front of his tray!!) "full to the brim" in his words!! toooooo cute!!!

Now, today was fabulous, just what having little peeps in your life is all about. Little Mo was so chuffed with himself that he had sold his little sweets in his sweet shop and then this afternoon we all went off for a bike ride to the park. Call me daft, but can life seriously get any better?? it must of taken all of 30 minutes to make this little guy his sweet shop but oh my did he enjoy it and hopefully it will be a very happy summer holiday memory for him.

Well, I had better go serve out tea!! chicken for me and mo, gammon for dady with new tates, corn on the cob and carrots, yummo!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx


  1. Oh Lou this card is lovely and so is little Mo. What a clever little boy he is coming up with an idea like that. There is only one problem, we don't live near enough as I would have loved for him to turn up on my doorstep so I could have bought some Lol.
    We have a very interesting day too - Off to the hospital as Benn broke his finger playing football so had to have it straightened and then strapped - in his words COOL !!!

  2. Oh Lou, what a lovely post and what gorgeous photos of your sweetie, Mo. Sounds like you've had a perfect day.

    How you found time to make such a fab card too I'll never know!! xxx

  3. My all time favourite make believe when i was little was my very own sweet shop, though I think I missed out on something by not selling them ;0)
    H xx

  4. Sounds like both you and Mo had a happy day, he looks wonderful with his sweet tray! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  5. Forgot to say wonderful card! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  6. Awww...just so cute both looked like you had a super day....and your card is fabulous too..!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  7. Hi!Oh Lou lovely post to read,
    Mo did a great job,how sweet :0),your card is gorgeous-great snowman and design too.
    It's been lovely here too,we went out on our bikes and tonight i nipped for a 4 mile bike ride-the sunset was amazing!!
    thanks so much for your comments,
    see you soon.Hugs Lou.xx

  8. I'd have had some!!! Save some for me next time and I'll send the pennies down to you!

  9. Oh Lou, my heart is melting over this post. I wish I leved closer, because I definitely would have been shopping at the Sweet Shoppe. Those cupcakes look delicious, and Mo looks quite professional. You're right a day can't get much better than yours today. I also love the bling in the swirls, I'll be stealing this idea for some OWH cards.

  10. Hi Lou

    What a smashing post!!!

    Little Mo looks well pleased with himself ... as he should be!!!

    Perhaps he could go round with some of your lovely cards next time!!! LOL!!!

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Your card is so adorable, love the image and your card design is lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Cuddly Buddly Digi Challenge.

  12. fab card hun this is one of my fav images thank you for joining us at cuddlybuddly this week for our swirls and bling challenge good luck

    Wendy DT CB

  13. A beautiful Christmas card:O) Love the swirls!
    Thank you for joining Cuddly Buddly, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)


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