Friday, 1 June 2012

Little backyard general book mark!!

Image- BackYard General from Saturated Canary Digi's
Morning Peeps!!
I hope you are all ready for a fabulous friday!! My house is full of excitement as it is my birthday and Little Mo is having a little jubilee party at school this afternoon! he woke up at 4am raring to go!!!!...though it wasn't too bad as I went to bed at 7pm last night and didn't wake until 3:45am this morning!!! When I get home from work tonight we are going to order a pizza and get it delivered, which is a huge treat!!

I wanted to share the latest book mark I have made for Mo. He loves this little soldier guy as he is a big playing with his little plastic soldiers kinda guy!!! we find them 'on lookout' in all kinds of places...airing cupboard, in the garden, on my craft the crafty things I make...kinda all over really so I decided he needed a BackYard General on this one.
(Bit of a blurry piccy as he is all shiny!!!)

Last sunday I had an awesome morning with my mum and my big sister plodding around the sincerely yours craft show in Lincoln. Whilst wombling around we found an awesome decopatch stall called Farmhouse Chicken, heres their ebay store. Oh my gosh!!! the stall had loads more than there is listed in the shop at the moment, you should of seen all the awesome things you can decopatch!!! it was full of gorgeous completed projects too! anywhoo, mum got Mo a dinosaur which he has happily been pootling on with over this last week, (it still isn't finished but when it is I will post it!!!!) There is tonnes of paper left in the 5 we chose in the pack so I 'borrowed' some to make Mo a new bookmark!! I added a little strip of netting too that I coloured in to match with the same promarkers I coloured him in with.

Best of all, its all covered with the glue which gives a waterproof finish! Mo loved this one!! he loved the way the decopatch papers looked like camouflage!! He also adored the 'from' and 'to' tags I cut from my cricut basecamp cart. He always asks " where did I read from mumma?" and then follows with " and I gotto page..." then he will put his fingers in each page and see how much of a 'chunk' of book he read!!  its so funny!!

Here's a 'pens used' piccy!!!!
And talking of cute little he is in the t-shirt he made for his jubilee party today!!!
And here's a close up of the puffy painting union jack he did. It took him ages and he asked me to do the teeny bit of blue on the left top as he was scared he would go into the white!!! I love how he wrote Mo underneath it!! I pencilled on a rectangle shape and left him to it! the glittery puffy paints were so cool!! and on a cheap white t-shirt they made a super fun activity!!
 Right then, thats it from me for today!! I am off to have a cuppa and get dressed ready for work.
Thank you for popping in on me.
huge hugglies
Lou xxxx


  1. Super bookmark Lou and yeah i bet Mo loves it.Ally likes the decopatch he has a pencil tin covered in it.

    Happy Birthday to you

    Last of all love Mo T-shirt super job.
    Fi xx

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOU!!! Hope you have an AMAZING day! You absolutely deserve it and pizza sounds yum ;) Gorgeous the little toy soldiers! That image is perfect for the theme too :D

  3. Good morning sweetie, this is just adorable, hope you have a great weekend huggles pops x x x

    I hope that you have a great Birthday chick x x x

  4. Massive happy birthday sweetie! Mo look so fab in his getup and wow your bookmark is so cool I'm gonna have to check out that ebay store now! hugs Rebekah xx

  5. fab bookmark and the Happiest of Birthday wishes to you, enjoy, hugs

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE !!! Your tag is fantastic ! Mo will love it ! Love the papers you have put together ! Too cool ! Love the netting too ! Mo is so so cute ! Thank you so much for sharing ! Have a great week-end dear Lou and.... enjoy your pizza !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  7. Happy Birthday FABULOUS lady!!!!

  8. Happy Birthday Lou.Hope you are having a good the pic of your little man, hes a cutie and fabulous the army design and fab image ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Simply gorgeous Lou...and happy birthday too sweetie..!

    enjoy the weekend hun..:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  10. Fantastic bookmark Lou! Your story about Mo and the toy soldiers reminded me of when my youngest son was about the same age. He used to love the Action Man dolls and had quite a collection. I used to find them abseiling down the wardrobes, hanging from the bannisters and tied to the leg of the bed when they'd been 'captured', lol!

    Hope you've had a very happy birthday xxxx

  11. Your bookmark is fantastic oooh love it may have to have this image now!!!! and what a c=great little project with the t shirt, he looks great darlin, have a lovely weeknd huggies June xxxx

  12. Happy Birthday Lou!!!! This bookmark is fabulous!



  13. Hi!Oh Lou sorry i missed your birthday- ***happy birthday*** hope you had a lovely day-yummy tea too.
    Mo looks lovely,what a great photo :)and the bookmark is really cool!! perfect for little guys.
    BIG hug,Lou.xxxx

  14. Happy Belated Birthday, Lou! Hope all your birthday dreams come true. Lovin' your little general bookmark and Mo looks sooo handsome in his Jubilee outfit. Wow, what a fab job he did on his shirt! xxD

  15. Adorable and fabulously colored bookmark, but I have to tell you that Mo in his Jubilee outfit is my favorite.

  16. Oh and Happy Birthday two days late.

  17. Oh and Happy Birthday two days late.


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