Monday, 19 November 2012

Evie and our Harry Potter tour day :)

Morning Peeps!!

I hope you have all had an awesome weekend, I totally did! we went to Harry Potter Studios and it was the best day out. We walked around in awe and drank butterbeer and just loved it, more on that and piccies in a min!!!

My super cute little share for today is Evie and she is just adorable. She has such a fun little pose and face. I just had to try out the designer labels stax 4 Tracy popped in my DTDF DT box, they are such a beautiful shape. I tied a little MME merry and Bright twine around the bottom of it and it looks so cute.

I coloured her up with promarkers,the colours are...

skin- blush,sunkissed pink and coral.
reds- berry red, crimson and burgundy.
greens- pear green,olive green and holly.

I dotted some copic spicas around her and glaze pen too, its so hard to see in the piccy buut it does look so pretty.Inside I popped another piece of the Bo bunny Mistletoe paper and cut a little magnolia doo hickey fence and popped it in on the bottom.

Squeeee!! onto our Harry potter day!!! oh my!! ok, so first I should tell you we totally surprised Mo with this weekend! Scott's mum very kindly bought us the tickets and a night in a hotel nearby for Scott's 40th birthday which was last week so knowing Mo would LOVE it we didn't tell him about it!!

On saturday just after lunch Scott dropped Poppy off at his mums for a nannie sleepover (....never under estimate how tough it is to kiss the furball princess and send her off for a sleep over at nannies...I cried buckets!! daft mummy!!) we told Mo she was going to nannies as we were going to pop out for a drive and were worried she might need a wee while we were out!!!! then once Scott was back we got in the car (clever Daddy sneaked the bags into the boot under a blanket!!) 

It was a lovely drive! Mo loved looking out of the car window and thought it was so much fun when we kept saying "lets see whats down this road" !! it was such an adventure for him! When the hotel was near ( I thank the inventors of sat nav...) I told Mo I needed a wee and could we stop for one. He thought a wee in a travel inn would be fabulous and as we walked towards the doors he told us how he would love to stay the night in one and how much fun it would you can imagine how excited he was when after wee's we went to the check in desk to get our room key!!! oh I tell you its these moments that make you melt as a mamma and daddy! he gave us the biggest excited hugs! 

Once booked in we headed for the pool and had a great swim, then it was out for tea in the hotel restaurant which he loved. He even wrote a thank you note on the napkin for the chef...then he asked our waitress to take it to the chef, when he got the note he shouted thank you and waved to Mo across the restaurant which Mo loved!! bedtime followed and Mo was out for the count in roughly 2 seconds!!

When we woke up sunday morning we went for another swim and had breakfast then told Mo it was time to go home and we got into the car....we didn't tell him where we were going and as we drove up the the studio's he still didn't quite cotton on to where we were going!! he he he!! when we got to the car park the man at the gate asked to see our tickets and thats when it sunk in where we were though still not fully!! the man at the gate thought that was wonderful that it was such a surprise for Mo and he told Mo it was sainsburys inside!! romfl!! it wasn't until we parked up and Mo saw the huge pictures and chess pieces outside that it all sunk in and his excitement started, it was magic!! I took his HP costume with me so he changed into that and was ready to explore! he was given a little digital headset tour..which he absolutely adored using and then it was just awesome exploring.

I am not going to tell you too much more incase you are going yourselves but it was the best day and we LOVED it!! I will leave you with a few piccies from our day...

Thank you for popping in on me! huge hugs Lou xxx


  1. Gorgeous card I love the image she is adorable and is coloured beautifully. Love the layout and design. Looks like you had a fabulous day. Caroline xxx

  2. Gorgeous card sweetie, lovely image, beautiful coloring !!
    Thank you su much for your awesoma card :)

    hugs Astrid xxx

  3. Thank you for sharing a bit of a wonderful week-end Lou ! Your card is so beautiful ! I love the paper and the different dies you have used for the topper ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Another beautiful card Lou. I wish I had your colouring ability as I've said before many times I colour like a five year old!!
    You must be the best Mom and Dad in the world..taking Mo to the Harry Potter Studios and it all being a surprise. These are things he will remember for his whole life and you gave him those memories.
    I like his outfit..though at 43 years of age I should really be ashamed I'm sitting here with my 'Seeker' t'shirt on!!
    Anice xx

  5. Oh I love adventures and sounds like you all had a wonderful one, Harry Potter rocks. Your card is just stunning, hugs

  6. Fabbylicious card sweetie love the colours. Sounds like you had such a wonderful time. I remember the first time we stayed in a b&b, we went down stoke to visit family & stayed in a b&b a few nights & instead of us all having 1 big family room we paid for a separate room for the boys. They were so excited as they had their own kettle, tea, hot choc & Jake was so excited cus they left sweets on his pillow for them lol. He wrote a thank you letter & left it on his pillow the day we left. They both loved it, were really good & felt like grown-ups ;0)

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    Fabby pics shug.

  7. That card is an absolute delight, Lou :)
    Good to hear you enjoyed your day yesterday

  8. Of course your card is fab, you pick colours and put things all together just the way I love them but ooooh what an awesome story about your weekend, definitely memories to treasure for a lifetime xx

  9. Super little image and gorgeous colours.
    Sounds like you had a great weekend.
    Sue x

  10. What a brilliant weekend you had! I'm so jealous, I'm the only Harry potter fan in our house and its no fun on your own. Your card is brilliant as well. Which are better promarkers or copic? xxx

  11. gorgeous card !!


    ps : thank you so so much for comment in my blog it's so adorable so thanck you !!!


  12. Karen I love both but I feel most at home with my promarkers, they just seem to glide with me better xxx

  13. Hi Lou, a lovey card, Sounds like you had a busy ans fab time. Hate to admit not watched OR read any of the Harry Potters yet, Sorrrry !!!!
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  14. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous so love the colours too just perfect, huggles Pops x x x

    Fabulous photos Mo, looks like you had a great time, I hope you are feeling better now sweetie x x x

  15. What a super-duper rich and warm looking, and I love the cute image....great job, young lady!
    I envy you that trip,'s on the list of "definitely must-do's"!

  16. so gorgeous your image and stunning rich red colours.
    love your family pics, looks a fab day out, i love harry potter :D

    xx coops xx

  17. so gorgeous your image and stunning rich red colours.
    love your family pics, looks a fab day out, i love harry potter :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Hi! oh sounds like a truly magical weekend had by all,can't beat those special times together and lovely photos too Lou.
    Love your gorgeous card,sweet image and love your design/ detail.hugs

  19. Super card - sorry I'm so late commenting - just trying to catch up with everyone on A card a Day x


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