Sunday 31 March 2013

Happy Easter everyone|!!!

 Morning Peeps!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful easter, we are! The sun has come out for us and Mo and Poppy have already done their easter egg hunts and eaten their yummy treats!!

So, how do you get a super cheesy smiley child like this one you ask?!!!!!! well, that bits easy!!

You print out a tonne of happy funky papers from Funky Hand and cut them out with your biggest oval nestie, laminate, punch holes with big bite and add ribbon ( this must all be done at 10pm on saturday night so that the easter mummy....bunny can run around outside like a crazy lady hiding them all over!!!) then at 6am ( thank you BST clock change!!) Let loose one little excited guy after finding this outside his bedroom door....

and then attempt to take piccies whilst the little guy runs around like a loony with excited squeels of "oooh there's one" and "oooh another one!!" with a few " oh man, the easter bunny must be so tired after hiding all these!!" and " I am so excited!!" (...really...we couldn't tell....romfl!!!)

Count up all your Funky Eggs... now while Mo is counting up all these Funky Egg's let me remind you all about the huge sale and Easter Egg Hunt over on the Funky Hand don't want to miss that....
and once the eggies were all counted up and the little guy goes up to his bedroom to find his easter treats all on his bed, cheeky easter bunny snuck in and put them there while Mo was hunting eggies!!

And not forgetting our furball princess!! she got a hunt all of her own with a yummy hard boiled eggy!!  we left Poppy in the kitchen while we hid her treat....pop in toy tyre........

Pop her fav holey ball on top....
 Let her loose to find her treat...which was duly gone in 60 seconds!! he he he he!!!
I hope you all have an awesome easter too. We are going to go for a drive to the beach for a walk in the sunshine and some family time!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Friday 29 March 2013

Egg giveaway from Funky Hand!!!

Papers- Daisy Day from Funky Hand.
Alphas-Steam Funk from Funky Hand.

Hello Peeps!! well it certainly is a Good Friday because I am here to share a yummy giveaway with you from Funky Hand!!!

Firstly Funky Hand will be having an eggciting easter sale from lunchtime on Friday 29th March until Midnight on Monday 1st April, everything will be reduced and the best bit....there is a super fun digital egg hunt in the shop website!!!

So, how can you join in?!!! everyday ( friday,saturday,sunday and monday) there is going to be a delicious easter egg image hidden somewhere on the website. All you need to do is search around the website for the egg, when you find it, click on it and a new page will open up for you to fill in your details.

After all 4 days of the sale, Anice will randomly draw 2 lucky winners from the hunt entries to win a a super yummy  Giant Thornton's chunky easter egg...yum plus five £5 vouchers !!!!!! 

Now onto my little card for today :) its so cute I actually want to keep it! he he he!! All I did was use my square nesties to layer up some parcel packagaing and some gorgeous oink polka dot paper from the Daisy Day download. Then I nestied out a little egg with my oval nesties and added a teeny punched flower and gem to it.
Those gorgeous alpha's are from the Steam Funk download. I punched them out with a teeny square punch and added a squidge of vintage photo distress ink to the edges and then popped them out on foam squares.
Its sooo cute!!!!

So don't forget to pop into the Funky Hand website and find the digital egg everyday during the sale,pick up some bargains and enter to win the yummy real choccy egg!! nom nom!!!

Have an great good friday peeps! thank you for popping in on me!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 28 March 2013

Saturated Canary challenge 40- Pastel colours...

 Image- Set Free from Saturated Canary.
Die-namics Rustic hearts.
Die- Namics 3x4 notebook paper.
Coloured with promarkers.

Afternoon Peeps!

I'm back with my second post of the day because its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog!! and this week the challenge set by our gorgeous Bev is....

Pastel Colours.

Now this is just such a lovely colour challenge,I love pastel shades when I am colouring.

I decided on a SMASH page for my project. Easter is a super special time in our house and Mo has been reading the same story in his chldren's bible all week at bedtime, which I love because I never have to ask him to read that, he loves it and on sunday morning we will have an easter egg hunt. Mo loves that easter eggs are based on the shape of the stone from Jesus's tomb.

Onto my smash!!! I chose Set Free and a whole easter/faith theme. I find these the easiest of my smash pages to do because they come from my heart, they seem to just flow so easily when they come from there.

The bible page is my actual bible plonked on the photocopier and copied at 50%, those yellow tabs on it are my salvation!!! when I did my alpha course it was a tip given to us by one of the teachers and it has been awesome for me. Each book in there is tabbed up and  labelled with a post it mini....(now I must admit I need something a little stronger to tab them with because I have had to replace several from getting worn out, especially my Luke, Matthew,Psalms and proverbs tabs!!!) it shows the part I have been reading this week too.

I coloured up my Set Free image with my promarkers...
skin- blush,sunkissed pink, coral
Dress- pastel green,tea green,soft green,blush,coral
boots and hair- sandstone,cocoa,burnt sienna
grass- pear green and olive green with some blender pen texture using an old pair of jeans!
pastel yellow for the shine around her.

Here's a close up of my sentiment and embellies!! I love this sentiment. For lent I chose to give up negativity again, its a really had one to do and there have been moments where I have struggled greatly with it but I am pleased at how I rolled along mostly, I am going to carry on with it though. You can't see my bottletop on the piccy below but I LOVE them, I glossy accented a little heart onto it.

I used my grapevine wreath die to wrap around my sentiment and a couple of hearts along with a palm cross I made myself out of raffia.

So that's me for the challenge!!! Don't forget to pop in on my teamies because they totally rocked pastel colours with the most beautiful cards.

And the challenge rules are super easy too so please remember to follow them...

You must use either a:
Saturated Canary Digi
Saturated Canary rubber stamp, 
or Simply Sassy rubber stamp 
and follow the theme of the challenge.
and please remember you can only enter once.

And please turn off your word verification and turn on comment moderation, you
just need to  need to go to Customise > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (it won't stop anybody commenting but they won't show on your blog till you approve them). Then you scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No 
Our DT don't want to miss any entries but word verification is becoming
increasingly hard and we have a whole lot of gorgeous makes we don't want to
miss out on leaving the love for :)
Thank you xxx

Thank you so ,uch for popping in on me, I love having little visitors. Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Boho Anya....

Stamp- Boho Anya.
Sentiment- TGF Because of you.
Border- co-ordinating sticker from Crafte paper.
Coloured with promarkers..
blush, sunkissed pink,coral
pastel blue,denim blue,midnight blue.
pastel green, tea green,soft green.
sandstone,cocoa,burnt sienna.
Morning peeps!!!
its a double whammy of Lou this week :) I wanted to pop in and share this little cutie with you. She is Boho Anya and isn't she just so sweet?! with all the cold weather across the UK I needed a little warm card! 

The crate papers are just perfect to go with a little boho chick and I LOVED the sticker border, I can't find it in the shop but its one that co-ordinates with the papers.

So I only have one day at work this week and I have to admit I am pleased because I have had a rotten cold since yesterday, I seriously need some sunshine peeps!!! 

Have an awesome day everyone! Thank you for popping in on me, I will be back later with my DT post for Saturated Canary's new challenge and its a lovely one!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 25 March 2013

Awwww! Furever...

Stamp- TGF Furever.
Blush, sunkissed pink,coral,
sandstone,cocoa,burnt sienna,
cool grey 3-5.
Morning everyone!!
Hope you are all having an awesome monday so far. I love this super cute little share this morning. The TGF Furever stamps are so cute and this one with the little kitty was just perfect for a card I needed to make for a super special lady.
I used a sketch from my friend Michelle, it was a dream to work with and I will be using it tonnes, it worked perfectly with those gorgeous stroke only Lucille papers!!

I colored her up with my promarkers and then gently added a few of the heart stamp in the set around her.There are a few dots of glossy accents around her too and the edges are all inked with vintage photo distress ink.

I am popping her cuteness over in the anything goes challenge on the I love promarkers challenge blog.

So what are you all up to today? I am on breakfast buddy duty and then once all little peeps are dropped off at school the furball princess and I are off to play with the grumbly dogs. Last week was just wonderful and she did a super job of letting whippets Blue and Ollie see that little black furry menaces are actually quite cute!! lol!!!

Right, time for a cuppa and a bloggy womble!!
have an awesome day
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 24 March 2013

Cuttlebug Mania!!

Image- Sprocket (now retired) from saturated Canary.
Cuttlebug embossing folder- Clockworks.

Hello Peeps!!

Well its been one of those weeks!! dead alive!! whoooop!! dead pooter...sadly RIP but new pooter yey!!! and monthlies....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! well they arrved with avengence this morning but we had an easter egg hunt to go to that we had all been looking forward too all week so out came the big guns painkillers and off we trotted round the village looking for clues, it was awesome and Mo and Poppy loved a good walk in the chilly air. Mo even got a Moshi monster easter egg as his prize so you can imagine how excited he was! I got some choccy cornflake cakes and some sweeties and we came home to warm up!!

Scott needed my new pooter this afternoon to load all my pictures and stuff back onto but it was ok because I was desperate to get a make in and join in with the fun over on a new challenge blog called Cuttlebug Mania. Their challenge this week is a delicious sketch... 
Due to the dead pooter I had to hit the printed out selection of digi's I have had in my drawer for ages and Sprocket was just sitting their on the top begging to be used. She is just gorgeous,sadly retired now but ooooh so cute so I got her all coloured up and then got to work on embossing some Kraft card and adding a little vintage photo distress in to bring out the embossing a buit more. I love dry embossing,its so quick and fun and ooooh the clockworks cuttlebug folder is just perfect for backing up Sprockets cuteness!!

Well,thats me for today. I need to go get Mo in the bath, we have bribed him up until 7pm by watching Frankenweenie!!! I love it!! I remember the short film version of it from back in 1984 and Tim Burton did an awesome job getting his original film into animation, I love stuff like that!!

And don't forget to pop in on the new Cuttlebug Mania challenge blog, I know they would love to see you!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 21 March 2013

Tiddly Inks new release Pixies....awwwww alert :)

Image- Wishful Pixie from Tiddly Inks.
Skin- blush, sunkissed pink and coral.
Hair- spice, burnt orange and chestnut.
Dress and hat- Pastel green, mint green and soft green.
Morning Peeps!!
I hope you are all waking up to a totally terrific thursday!! I definitely am because today see's the release of 2 new totally cute Tiddly Inks digi images!! ooooh I love me a pixie!!!
Please meet two new digital stamps Loving Pixie and Wishful Pixie

Aren't they just too cute?!!!! I was so excited when they arrived in my inbox and I had a tonne of fun getting these 2 little cards done for today.
And oh my gosh!! if you don't have the Die Namics Blue Prints 1 die set you totally need it!! I used it on my top card and it is just a cardmakers dream!! I cute the card base out with it too, LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!
I went with some yummy warm colours for my Loving Pixie. The papers are really glittery and delicious and some flower arranging a la pops!!! I call it a la pops because thats who taught me how to do it!! I tell you that lady is a super star!! love you hunny xxxx

Image- Loving Pixie from Tiddly Inks.
Promarkers- blush,sunkissed pink and coral.
Hair- spice,ginger,burnt orange.
Dress- pastel yellow and mustard.
So we are still wihout heating...brrrrrrrrrr!! and my new pooter should arrive today....while I am at work...sigh!! and I have a wonderful head cold and sore throat to boot too!! Happy Days!! he he he he!!!
Of to mooch over a cuppa and a packet of giant choccy buttons which will make it all better......oh ok so it won't make the boiler magically come alive or get rid of the cold of evil but it will mak me smile on the inside!! he he he he!!
huge hugs Lou xxx


Wednesday 20 March 2013

Video Boy....

 Image- Video Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Papers - Teen Angst from We r memoy keepers.
Coloured with promarkers.
Morning Peeps!!
So on staurday my big little boy turns 13!! ongosh really...sigh yep!! romfl!!! this gorgeous little man came into my life and geart when he was 2 years old and even though step families can be wobbly ( sigh.....) I wouldn't swap him for thw world.
And he has hit that when I'm not on my skooter I am on my playstation age so I knew this image would be just right. The rrainers had to be purple because Ryan has some purple high tops that he wears into the ground.....quite literally...they are kinda hanging to pieces...sigh!!!
I love the teen angst papers because they are just perfect for teenage boys, I love the 'whatever' word up in the top left there!! he he he!! and I added a little skull charm for coolness!!! I hope he likes it, its a biggy too at 8x8!!
I did make one little boo boo and printed it out onto my bright white thin paper I use for printing papers on but luckily he didn't smudge too bad!!
And here is my big boy doing a tailwhip on his skooter....

Well, I had better get a cuppa. I am on a special birthday beermat making misson for one of my friends today so I hope I can help her!!!...ooooh maybe she has heating and its warm in her house.......ooooooh!!! we are on day 6 of blooming freezing and still waiting to hear from people about fixing/ removing the boiler of doom. My new pooter has not arrived yet either so I am attempting to bumble along on Scott's all singing gadget boy one for blog posts and Ryan's old vista filled menace of a laptop in the house for general wombling but its sop hard to get used to something new!!

Thank you for poppping in on me, have an awesome day.
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Tiddly Inks challenge 106- Anything but a card.....

Coloured with promarkers.
Morning Peeps!!!
its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week its......

Anything but a card...

and yes I did hear your blood curdling screams of anything but a card? whyyyyyyyyyy?!!! but seriously this one is so much fun!!

I went for a candle to console myself on saturday night when my pooter went to pooter heaven!!

I stamped my Everyday Magic stamp onto my Letraset paper, I have the 70mg one,its absolutely perfect for candles because you can colour it right up in the colours you want it to come out as once its all melted in. I made myself a little scene with the stars and added the sentiment on.

Once she was all coloured up I fussy cut as close to her as I fancied and then laid her on the candle, covered her with greaseproof psper snd melted her in with my heat gun ( I also considered melting dead pooter with the heat gun too.......)

So all you need to do to join in with us this week is get out your fav Tiddly Inks images or stamps and make anything but a card .....yes, I did hear you sigh again...he he he he!!!! so here's some idea's from the gorgeous Tiddly Inkers to get you started.

Huge hugs and thank you's for popping in on me, its a very exciting day for me today and I can tell you all about it now!! he he he squeeeeee!!! I have been asked to join the Passion for Promarkers DT!! squeeeeeeee!! I am so excited about it because I do so love my promarkers and colouring away!! I am also so honoured that Denise and Gina emailed me to ask me, it was such an awesome surprise. Thank you ladies xxxxx

Still no heating here...brrrrr so off for a cuppa and snuggle under a blanket with Mo and the furball princess!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 18 March 2013


Stamp- Lili-Rose.
Coloured with promarkers.
Morning peeps!!
well after a teensy disaster I am here with my DT make for this week!!
Its been one of those weekends!! our boiler died completely on friday afternoon then on saturday my pooter felt so sad about the boiler that it decided it needed to go join in so it died too!!! romfl!! hey ho!! I have so much to be thankful for these are teeny blips in a spotless sunshine!!....though a little heat would be lurvely!! he he he!!
so I used stampavie's Lili-Rose this card, she is so sweet and she reminded me of a warm spring day just vegging out in the grass with her little birdie friends. The papers and embellies are from the Basic Grey paper cottage paper pad, its gorgeous and I popped one of my stroke only use sparingly cherry blossom flowers on the little rustic hearts.
Right got to go, off on a grumbly dog walk with Poppy'spuppy training teacher! apparently the furball princess has the stuff these grumbly doggies need to help them get used to black labs so she is the decoy!!! lol!! bless her little cuteness!!!
Thank you for popping in on me!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 14 March 2013

Tiddly Inks and Make it crafty joint blog hop...

Evening peeps!! I am back with another post for today and I am so excited because its time for another Tiddly Inks/ Make it Crafty collab blog hop and I LOOOOOOVE them!! Christy and Zoe always do a totally awesome job of these and its awesome to be a part of it too.

To keep this hop super fun and easy, we are going to be hopping from the main post HERE and not linking from blog to blog. 

To make this work, we suggest you open a new window for each link (click CNTRL and the link you wish to visit), which will open the next blog and keep the main post up too...that simple. This way, you can easily navigate between each blog in the hop and return to the main page when you are ready to go to the next blog.

Some of us have Glyphs hidden on our pages so don't forget to look out for those in the posts!!! (I might have one down there......!!) 

So, onto my first card!! this one uses the gorgeous Mummy Boy from Tiddly Inks and the Hieroglyphic wall from Make it crafty.

awwww he's just sooo cute!!

and this one uses Jackie from Tiddly Inks and the Egyptian pyramids from make it crafty....
So now onto that glyph!! yes I am a holder of the glyph and mine is.....

I am popping these cuties into the Around the world theme over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog!! place is Egypt :)

My colours are...
sand- Mustard, pastel yellow and Ivory
skin- blush, sunkissed pink and coral.
Jackie's head dress- denim blue, midnight blue, crimson,burgundy,olive green,pear green
Jackie's hair- cool grey 3-5

Little mummy's boy- pastel beige,khaki and ivory

Ok!! Have fun hopping peeps!! I am off on my hop now!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturated Canary challenge 39- Read all about it!! and blog hop winners!!

Stamp- Vampire Rose.
Papers- I love you sew from Funky Hand.
Afternoon Peeps!!

I hope you are all having a super day! I am at work so this little cutie will be publishing whilst I am having fun with the little peeps!! so its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog!! and this week the challenge set by our gorgeous Debs is....

Read all about it!
so include text,create a bookmark or just make something inspired 
by your favourite book.

I went for 2 of the above!! he he he!! I chose my fav books which are the Twlight ones (inspired also by watching breaking dawn part 2 on tuesday night...swooon...sparkly edward....) and texty paper and altered a notebook. 

Texty paper....I love this stuff! I can't get enough of texty paper which is fab because Anice from Funky Hand does it soooooo awesome!!! the papers on this book are all from the new I love you sew much download that will be out soon!! yey!!! and of course a gorgeous Rose had to be used :) she is one of my absolute fav SC's ever!!!

She actually has a sparkly skin too.....
I coloured her up all mono with my cool grey promarkers 1-5 and added a few touches of crimson to perk her up. Her skin in iridescent chalk.Its so gentle and pretty.

And the challenge rules are super easy too so please remember to follow them...

You must use either a:
Saturated Canary Digi
Saturated Canary rubber stamp, 
or Simply Sassy rubber stamp 
and follow the theme of the challenge.
and please remember you can only enter once.

And please turn off your word verification and turn on comment moderation, you
just need to  need to go to Customise > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (it won't stop anybody commenting but they won't show on your blog till you approve them). Then you scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No 
Our DT don't want to miss any entries but word verification is becoming
increasingly hard and we have a whole lot of gorgeous makes we don't want to
miss out on leaving the love for :)
Thank you xxx

And if you are still with me the winners of the Jelly Bug image from the Saturated Canary and Give a Girl a Blog blog hop are......

Huge cingrats ladies!! please email me with your details so I can pass them onto Da Boss!!

Right, I'd better stop waffling and go! I will be back at 7pm with my post for the Tiddly Inks/Make it crafty blog hop!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 13 March 2013

a little bit of LOTV cuteness today!!

Ok, so I am late in here today!! because I spent oodles of time snuggling this.....
We watched almost all of The Hobbit and need to snuggle some more tonight to finish it off!! and for anyone watching the little guy's red nose page, he is up to a whopping £141.50!! ( and for those of you who fancy donating from across the sea its a bit tricky but can be done easily of you have paypal as you can gift the money to me and I can pay it in for you leaving your name and message for the little guy!!) 
He is so proud of himself and gets so excited when he checks in on it and it has gone up some!! ( he is hoping to raise enough to buy a school for the children in Africa...!!)

and my craft desk looked like this........
and now my thumb looks like this....

ooooucchhhhh!!! yup, my thumb did an awesome job of finding my pokey tool in the pile of mess (...there is a lesson to be learned here but I know all my crafty friends will be rolling their eyes, shaking their heads and saying to themselves...yeah right like you are going to keep your desk tidy Lou!!!!)

Finally onto my card!! lol!!! lots of babies are arriving so I have been busy getting myself ready with a few cards and this is one I made over the weekend, isn't he a cutie? I love this stamp (......and every other LOTV stamp come to think of it!! he he he!!) 

Right, I need to go mooch with a cup of tea, my thumb is kinda pulsing with pain!!! lol!!!

Have an awesome day and thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxxx