Tuesday 30 April 2013

Passion for promarkers challenge 196- To Die For!!

Stamp- sitting angel from WOJ.
Flexmarkers- Antique white, champagne, Nutmeg and Auburn.
Papers- Huge Funky Love word book from Funky Hand.

Hello peeps! I am back! a bit later than I thought as I have been for my bloods and then popped to see Scott for some cheering up the Lou brekkie!! I had to fast for one of my bloods ( I had to have bloods done for 13 different things.....that I can't even remember!!) and with mum going in today my tummy is doing somersaults so a bit of Lou and Scott time was most appreciated!!

Its challenge day over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and this week’s challenge which has been set by Nic from Team 1 and she has chosen

 “to die for”

  Nic would like to see at least one die cut or punched item on your cards this week – simples!  Don’t forget you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.
Our generous sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp of their choice (must be in stock) from their online store. 
whiff of joy
I was in a sepia kinda mood so stamped up my gorgeous stamp with some Memento rich brown ink and got to work with my fav 4 colours of flex marker!

The dies part was super easy! I just used a whole lot from my Die-Namics Blueprints 2 set!!! I cut the oval, masked off the bottom and stamped just the head of my little angel on there. I coloured her up and added a little clear star sakura pen to her and then rubbed it all over her whilst it was still wet to give her a little angel-ly sparkle!!

Now, this stamp, OMG I love it!! the reason it lives with me now is kinda funny!! I spent 5 weeks looking for this very same stamp for my gorgeous best friend and was so happy when I found one on ebay for her that I almost pee'd my pants, Mo jumped up and down squeeling and we bought it and sent her it for a surprise. Then lo and behold someone put one up for sale once pops had gotten hers and I just had to buy her for myself, she is just so gorgeous! so Thank you to pops for my sitting angel obsession!! he he he he!!

The papers are my fav Funky Hand ones, they are from a wordbook download that has the A4 sheeets of the paper included too and then I just teamed that up with some kraft card and cream marbled paper.

So thats me for today peeps!! I promise just 2 posts for today!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 109...Inspired by a movie/book!!

                                                    Cavy Love -for you from Tiddly Inks
                                                     (inspired by G-Force)

Morning Peeps!!!
Its tiddly tuesday which means its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!

Create a project using a Movie and/or Book theme!   We can't wait to see what you create and make sure to tell us which book or movie inspired you!!!

Mo was a little lifesaver for me for this challenge as I just didn't know what movie to use until he sat watching G force on saturday morning and I snuggled up with him! after the movie I thought, hey thats a cute one and printed out the super cute little cavy!! (Here in the UK he would be a guinea pig).

The papers are all from my scraps folder! yey go me!!! and cut with my Blueprints 1 die set.

So I am not that with it this morning as I write. My mum is on her way to hospital right now to have her operation :( I love my mum so much and it is fair to say I am petrified. She is having a combined anterior disectomy and fusion and a posterior fusion all in one go, which means rough;y 4 and a half hours of surgery and a huge amount of recovery. Her lovely surgeon sent her a youtube computer video of the op and we watched it together a couple of weeks ago so in Lou language my mum will be drilled, screwed and pinned all in her spine :( if you have a little space in your prayers today please keep mum cosy in them.

I will be back in a little while with my PFP challenge card.

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 29 April 2013

SC Valentines petals.....

Coloured with promarkers.
Morning peeps!!

Its monday again so here I am with my DTDF DT make for the week, a super cute Saturated Canary make!! well, just look at her, she is way too cute not to ink up and...shhhh...she's on offer in the shop too so quick go get her before anyone else reads this post!! he he he!!!

I got out the last sheet of the stroke only and sniff occasionally Blank Canvas paper and popped it through my big shot with my Die-Namics Blueprints 1 die set.

I just had to squeeze one of her sentiments in too so I squooshed it onto the stitched circle die that comes in the blueprints 1 set!! (I know it has a squeensy bit missing but that yummy vintage photo ink around the edge does a fab job of moulding it in....right?!!!! lol!!!) they are just my fav cardmaking die set ever at the moment and they make it so easy. I masked off a little border at the bottom when I stamped her so that she sat in the rectangle nicely!! 

So I have to get a wriggle on really. Mo's little brekkie buddy will be here soon and I need a cuppa!! but first I must tel you off little Mo's meltdown yesterday!! poor chap!!

So we went to a carboot sale at his school yesterday morning and Mo bought a telescope, the lady he bought it off gave him an old chemistry set too which was very kind of her but it was really old so I let Mo have the stand and test tubes but I threw away the chemicals ( I had the same Tommy Boyd set when I was little so that makes it at least 25 years old!!romfl) 

However...super sneaky small one took said thrown away chemistry chemicals and decided to do some mad scientistying in his bedroom without mummy and daddy knowing....sigh....then popped out to play suddenly......sigh...so mummy and daddy knew something was up and popped up to said bedroom...kinda hurridly....and found a big black splodge on the carpet...which mummy rubbed and it made a huuuuuuuuge black splodge on the carpet whilst daddy called in small scientist from playing duties...who came in all sad...... Dopey mummy told him how dangerous chemicals were to which he started crying and decided he was going to die because he had black fingers from it ( oh yesss, they were black....!!!!) and he kept the panic up for an hour! I popped him in the bath, gave him a good scrub and calmed him down somewhat whilst daddy drove to my big sisters house and got the carpet cleaner hoover!!!.....2 hours later and all was calm again!! very funny now but oh boy did we panic as he had decided to mix 3 of the tubes of stuff together and when scott checked them with goggle the black one came up with oodles of warnings!!! oh the joys of boys!!!!

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

Sunday 28 April 2013

This weekend.....

Morning Peeps!!
So I have no crafty make to share with you all this morning, just this quote I found on facebook a while ago.
We are busy indugling in family bubble this weekend! he he he!! yesterday we went to the shop especially to buy ingredients for Mo to make his own lemonade. it makes you fell 100% awesome knowing you did that tiny wish your little guy had for the day. These piccies are from my phone so they are not fabulous but they do show how much fun my little guy had making his lemonade!!! 

This morning I made Poppy a liver cake for the first time, just need to slice it up into teeny pieces now and freeze some. I love giving her natural treats and they are sooooo cheap to make too, the liver only cost me £2 for 2lb of it!! bargain!!
Today we are wombling over to the school car boot sale and Poppy is taking a walk with her Grumbly dog buddies, then its home for snugglies and film.
I so love the weekend with my guys and pup!!
Have an awesome sunday peeps!!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday 25 April 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge 42- All Things Bright and Beautiful colour challenge....

Image- Springball from saturated Canary.
Papers- MME Happy Day.
Coloured with promarkers.
Afternoon Peeps!!!

Before I waffley on about the new SC challenge any more I just want to wish our awesomely gorgeous DT Jane a super happy birthday!! love you chick xxxxx

So our Deb's set us this awesome colour challenge this time and ooooooh I love these colours!! I loved the new Springball digi too so I decided to go with a super funky and cool ball player!!

I added an extra little sentiment to the tag from my SU teeny tags die set and tied it on with some twine. I love the happy feeling on this card!!

My xrays came back and although they showed up early arthritis they also showed that my hip joint is ok for now which is awesome. The pain is coming from my thigh muscle which has Trochianteric Bursitis (...yeah, ya'll know I can't even say it!!!! he he he!!) so I have been referred to the muscular skeletal peeps for an MRI and treatment.
I also got whizzy new painkilers which although they don't stop the pain completely they do stop the awful burning feeling when I weight bear on my left leg so it is much nicer to walk.....though I am supposed to be resting completely for 2 weeks at least.....  (ok, I really really tried....I sat down for like a whole 10 mins with a cup of tea.....I am just not good at the resty thing peeps!!!) so hopefully soon I will have a treatment plan and get sorted!!

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 most importantly....
Have lots and lots of fun!!!

And please turn off your word verification and turn on comment moderation, you
just need to  need to go to 'Customise' , then choose 'Settings' then choose Comments 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 :)

I am at work (...see resting....!!) right now so I will be back in on you all later.
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 22 April 2013

Pretty Pegs!!!!

Morning Peeps!!

well this is a question I ask myself everyday when I look at the snippets of yummy papers on my less than tidy craft desk!!!!! but I love them so much I don't want to throw them away!

what to do? what to do?!!!! romfl!!! so this is what I came up with last week when I was enjoying a couple of putting the washing on the lie days!!

I got to thinking my pegs were a little bit boring and needed some cheering up so out came the glue and scraps of Pink Paislee Prairie Hill papers and my glossy accents and 30 mins later I had pretty pegs!!!

All I did was splodge the scraps of paper onto my pegs with the glue and then filed around the edges to make them fit gorgeously.

Then I gave them a good coat of glossy accents and smoothed it out with a brush.

But...I couldn't stop there and made myself a little magnet for some of my notes from Mo, I so love the little notes he leaves all over for me, they make my day shine.

I attached a strip of adhesive magnet to the back.....

and stick it on the fridge to hold my Mo notes!! this is the one I got for valentines day with Mo's valentines day postcard from his besties! too cute!!!

 so easy to make but so much fun. I have another on my front door (its white but metal!!) that holds a not telling me what Mo needs on what days at school (sigh....yes I am that useless some mornings, especially after the hols so need reminders!!!)

Right I had better get myself moving a bit, I have a grumbly dog walk this morning with my little Poppy acting as stoogey pup to get those big boys used to black dogs. Yesterday was our puppy class get together walk and Poppy loved it. Lots of playing with her buddies and eating horse poo......sigh.......here she is having a little veg out in the grass!!
Have an awesome day,
Hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Fathers Day tag card.

 Papers and alpha's from Steam Funk.
Image from Colour me Happy.
Morning Peeps!!
It's my turn to post over on the Get Funky and craft inspiration blog this morning.

I have been thinking of Fathers day cards for my Dad's! and this one is my fav so far. I wanted something a bit different so went for this folded tag album card.

They are so much fun to make. All you need to do is print out your fav paper on some thin cardstock.If you want the inside to have a pattern on too, pop it back through the printer and print on the other side too.

How you do the pocket inside is up to you, I had fun making different pockets for this one! I love the shirt and tie one!! 

I added a bit of string and saw charm to the second pocket, rolled the edge of the next over and added an eyelet and some punched Alpha's from the Steam Funk download. For the last pocket I punched a little out of the top of it and then printed out the tools image from the Colour me Happy workspace.

I was really careful with the little scalloped circles.  looked all over my texted paper and picked out some cool Dad describing words from it and then punched them so they would be clearly seen on the bottom of the folded over circle. I chose Smart, Slick, Knowing and Skill!! how fun is that?!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Passion for Promarkers challenge 194- Button it Up!!

Image- Cute oriental characters from DSB.
skin- tan and sandstone.
dress- poppy,crimson and burgundy.

I'm back again peeps!! its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and this weeks challenge is....

 Button it up!

it doesn't get much easier than that does it?  Basically as long as we see a button on your creation then you’re fine. Don’t forget you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme. 
Our sponsor this week is the lovely Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique and she is offering one lucky winner a prize of 6 digi images.
DigiStamp Boutique logo
I used Hana for my card. My Dad collects Momijii dolls and she so reminded me of one I just had to use her his birthday card.

I made the card base using my awesome Die-Namics Blue Prints 1. They are just a dream!! I used the largest one to cut the card base and then played with the other layers using one of the skecthes avaialble for them. The best news was that the big button die was perfect for this week challenge!! and I added a little red flower button to the top of it too, just to make sure I had those buttons in there!! he he he!!! the swirl is a sizzix one from my stash of dies!!! 

Right , got to go!! I am having fun making something funky hand for tomorrow's bloggy post!! Just perfick for Fathers Day!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 108- 3,2,1 Recipe!!

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

The challenge today is a recipe challenge, a 3, 2, 1!  
We want to see THREE design papers, TWO embellishments, and ONE Tiddly Inks image of your choice!  

So all you need to do to join in with us this week is get out your fav Tiddly Inks images and show us a bit of distressing, stitching, or embossing.  You can use all three or one of the three, it's up to you!  so here's some idea's from the gorgeous Tiddly Inkers to get you started.

For my card I used Wryn Hopping By. She is just so sweet and I really challenged myself too and made myself stick rigid to the recipe!! it was a toughy! I hadn't realised how much I just kinda keep going and adding bits to a card!!

I distressed all my edges and made sure there were a few little rips for extra umpf and did a few layers to really make it pop!! Wryn is coloured up with promarkers and popped out a bit on some foam.

Right I had better get a wriggle on!! Mo slept in until 6am this morning and I have another blog post to schedule up for the Passion for promarkers challenge this week so don't forget to pop back in on me later too!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxxxx

Monday 15 April 2013

Die- Namics Blue Prints 2.....perfick for man cards :)

Die- Die-namics Blueprints 2.

Morning Peeps!
Oh my my my is all I can say!!!! he he he!! Last week saw the release of the new Di Namics Blue Prints 2 set and as soon as I knew I was on the pooter to Da Boss throwing some pennies her way so that it arrived to live at my house asap!!!! and of course with Tracy being fabulous it did just that!!!

Which is perfect as I had a Thank you card to make for my Grandad who paid for us to have our central heating flushed. My grandad loves planes so naturally I had to head for that awesome Toybox collection kit!! ( I hope you aren't all bored of it,its just so good and a good old boy card in between all these gorgeous girly ones is so much fun!!)

The dies in this Die- Namics set just absolutely rock! and I even used one of the sketches you can find HERE to make it, thank you MFT!! 

I splodged a few of the die cuts and stickers from the kit on and then added the plane popped up on some foam to the top. I love that little tag die soooo much!!!! its so cute!!!!

So today see's tears in our house...from Mo and me!! lol!! its that dreaded first day back at school and even at this early hour we have had 2 meltdowns :( one at getting dressed and the other at the general schooliness of the day :( I feel so sorry for my little guy when he gets this sad so its snuggles and Willow (...sigh...yes again do I have to sit through another session of young Val Kilmer....swoooooon!!!!!) Since Scott bought him it on saturday we have watched it 4 times!! but its such a good film, a real children's film is so nice to watch.

And here's my little guy feeling happier. I took this piccy last wednesday when I was fiddling with my photoshop elements texture tool!! I love this little squidger so much!!!
He he he!! it doesn't hide those dirty little "Mumma I've been gardening" fingers!!! boy did I have to scrub those clean!! but he had so much fun weeding with his little friend and they even earnt a dairy milk choccy bar from one of my neighbours for doing his garden so they were happy!!!

Off to do some snuggling!! Have an awesome day everyone!!

Thank you for popping in on me!
Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 13 April 2013

Hello Chicka!!!!

 Stamps- For the birds clear stamp set from Tiddly Inks.
Leaves from Grow Old Friends clear stamp set from Tiddly Inks.

Afternoon Peeps!!!

So this morning I was sat thinking...mmmm...no-one liked my fabulous friday Tiddly Inks post :(.....then I took Mo to golf and had some facebook time, a bit of lunch, exciting post and then thought sob sob...no-one liked my Tiddly Inks fabulous friday post...so I went to check it was on my blog and....nope!! bad blogger strikes again and it is still sat in scheduled!! pmsl!!!!! soooo...here it is!!!!

oooh I had so much fun with my clear shrinkies and Tiddly Inks stamps last night! I am so excited to show you my fab friday post as its a little leap into something different!!....shrinkie's rings!!!!!! My friend posted a link to this tut on a facebook page a couple of weeks ago and I loved it so I had to give it a go!!!

I cut my shrinkie sheet at 1"wide and rounded the corners with my punch (it can be quite sharp if you don't!!) and then got to playing birdie!!!

I stamped the sentiment in the center first and then added a couple of the cute little birdies, LOVE them!!! then I went around the edges with the leaf stamp from the Grow old friends set.

I gave them a light colour with some pencils and that was the job done. Out came my heat gun and I loved watching ti curl up!! I wrapped it around a marker pen I had hanging around that I had slipped my ring onto to see if it was the right size.

Here's a side view...

Here's the back with the little openening part....
 and here's daftly excited me with the ring on my little chunky fingy!!!....

It's soooooo cute!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Thursday 11 April 2013

Saturated Canary challenge 41- Anything Goes!!

Stamps- Suspenders and Wallflower.
Love sentiment from my SU Teeny tags set.
Coloured with Flexmarkers- 
Nutmeg, Champagne, Antique white.

Afternoon Peeps!!
Its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog and this week its a nice and easy one of....
Anything Goes!!

I made a card for Scott this week. He has been an absolute superstar while I have been hobbling around like an old lady with my hip. 

And if ever there was a smash card I think this is it!!! I think I threw a bit of everything onto it!! I LOVE the gorgeous MME papers and the little memo card was sent to me from Krista in a little packet of goodies. The hearts were lying on my desktop from a card I made last week.

I was having a use minimal amount of colour day too!! he he he! I wanted a kinda classic sepia tone on my stamps so I stuck to just the 3  flexmarker colours, Nutmeg, Champagne, Antique white. I doodled some dots in the background too.

They are mounted on a plane old record card and I just stamped love on the tab to jazz it up a little!!

Smashing on a card!! who knew?!!!! lol!!

My hip is hideously sore. I am still no further into knowing exactly what is wrong with it. My xrays have been sent to the consultant but not reported on yet :( booooooo so I am wobbling on! work is a toughy as I am so sore but hopefully the girls at work won't think me lazy for needing to stop and sit down quite a bit....nursery nursing and hideously sore hip are not the best mix!!

Anywhoo, don't forget to pop in on my teamies over on the challenge blog and see what gorgeousness they have cooked up to inspire you...

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


Die namics Mini Royal roses.
Ribbon- Grey Velvet.
Morning everyone!!

Hope you are all having a great thursday! I am needed to pop and do a post over on the DTDF inspiration blog as our Thursday girl Michelle has the icky flu :( get well soon hunny xxx

So I made a quick thank you card with a few little bits!! 

This is a 3x3 card blank and I stamped straight onto it. Then I added the luscious velvet ribbon and cut a little swirl and royal rose in kraft card scraps I had left on my desk.

Its such a cute little thank you card and the stamp works so beautifully. I'll be back later with my Saturated Canary challenge post, off to hobble to work now :( I am so sore but just about to have my co-codamol so if you are up in the clouds I will see you there in about 30mins!!! romfl!!! they give me the strangest feeling,its a bit like that warm and daft drunk feeling! poor girls at work having to put up with me all floaty and daft!!! but as long as they take the edge off the pain I am happy!!

thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday 9 April 2013

If you can't walk with them, think of them and craft!!!

Stamp- TGF Furever.
Papers- Affection Too from Nitwits.
Morning Peeps!!
I think I am just teetering on morning but if I don't waffle too much I might get it done before the clock ticks round to 12pm!!

So today I should be on my grumbly dogs walk with my little Poppy (who isn't grumbly at all but instead helps the other dogs to get over their black dog fear aggression worries!) and I am so sad I couldn't go because naughty hip is being an absolute toad :( so instead I got my crafty thing on thinking of all my gorgeous doggy peeps and their furbabies and made a card instead!!

The TGF Furever stamp set is just perfect for the job too!! I stamped the cute girl and her little dog up and coloured the with my promarkers and then added a few bones to the background with the mini bone stamp in the set, tooooo cute!!!

I cut them out with a lacey circle and added some raffia through the loops tying it in a pretty bow at the side.

Now to answer an email question I got last week....

how do I get my flowers to match in with the colours on my stamps?...

answer... I buy mostly white or cream flowers and then colour them in with my promarkers!! the flowers above are coloured with sunkissed pink and sandstone promarkers to match her skin and hair!!!

ok, I am going to rush off now. Mo is getting his hair cut soon and I need to get him some lunch before we go!! he has decided he would like a big boy haircut so we'll see what that means when we get there!! he he he!!!!

I am entering this cutie into the challenge over on the cupcake challenge blog which is Raining cats and dogs. and the Top Tip Tuesdays boys and girls come out to play challenge ( entry 2) with a top tip of my flower colouring!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxxxx