Friday 31 May 2013

1st birthdays again!!!!

Stamp- LOTV Peekaboo.
Papers- DCWV Nannas nursery boy stack.
coloured with promarkers
Morning peeps!!
well today is a special day because its Riley's 1st birthday and we are hopefully off for a picnic in the park to celebrate with him today.

My card for Riley needed to be a bit different to the one I made for his mummy and daddy so I tried not to use anything too much the same!! he he he!!! but an LOTV stamp just cannot be refused!! so I went for the peekaboo one and layered it up on some nesties and then popped it out with foam.

I am popping this little cutie into the Totally Papercrafts challenge blogs anything goes challenge.

So have an awesome day peeps. My gorgeous hubby told me this morning that for my birthday tomorrow he is taking me to the LOTV open day. I am so excited because my Lou and Fleury will be there demo-ing so I will get to see them on my birthday!! squeeeeeee!!!

right got to go tea in the slow cooker now so its sorted out and get hoovered up then its a few cards to make before we go picnic!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Tiddly Inks challenge 111- Masculine...gulp!!!!

Image- Going Swimming  from Tiddly Inks.

It's Tiddly Tuesday and time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!  and today's challenge is a great one for this time of year....
Men,Men,Men, Manly men!!
 so all you need to do is dig out your fav manly Tiddly Inks and create a masculine card or project.  Father's Day is just around the corner and we'd love to see you create something for the guy in your life.  It can be a little boy card, a teen card, or a Father's day card.  It really doesn't matter just as long as it's for the male gender!

Make sure to link up a new creation using a Tiddly Inks image before 12am Tuesday, June 11th.

I went for a kinda cute Fathers Day kinda make as manly cards are something that make me sweat as soon as the words 'man card' are said!! but to be completely honest the image and papers on this one made it an absolute dream to put together.

A little splodge of colour from my promarkers and some easy square nestying and this card was all done. ( I must add it lasted only 2 hours sat in my little sale pile before it was snapped up and gone!!!! but he was sooo cweet to look at for a while!!!lol!)

Its been a while since I entered a challenge so this little guy is off to play with the cupcakes over on the cupcakes challenge blog for their boys theme this week.

ok, time for a Lou to pootle off!! its half term and Mo and I are going to watch Arthur and the invisables because its raining....urgh....and then we are picking my mum up at 9am as Mum and I are starting weight watchers today.

This year has been a year of change for us both and we decided we are going to start doing some positive things. Now Mum is walking some without her stick and can call that excersise we are taking the bull by the horns to fight some blubber!! I started using my online tools on Friday and have lost 3lb already by following a few of the recipes so I am hoping it will continue!!

Have an awesome day peeps!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 27 May 2013

Princess Peanelope......

MME Enamel dots.
Morning everyone!!

Its Lou here with a post for you on this gorgeous monday morning!! I was in a stamping mood yesterday and Princess Peanelope was on the recieving end of my inkiness!! he he he!! I sat in the front garden with Mo and coloured away while he played on his Ipad. He has been poorly but the Dr wants us to get him out in the sun as much as possible so we chilled in the sun on our front garden!!

It was also gorgeously sunny so out came the delicious MME Katie and co Cambridge Court papers and enamel dots. They just scream summer deliciousness at me. 

The lace has been sat in my DT box waiting for the perfect moment to be used and this was it! it matched the papers perfectly.

So today we are just doing a little more vegging out. Mo was more settled in the night last night with no calpol at 3:30am runs needed so hopefully he is over the worst!! I am going to have a little crafty time and Mo wants to do some Legoing and Scott is going to take the furball princess for her early morning ploddikins!!

Have an awesome day everyone and thank you for popping in on me

huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday 24 May 2013

A bit exciting....

Morning peeps!!

I hope you are all about to have or have started already a fabulous friday. I got home from my doggy sitting at 7:20am the doggies were awesome but dopey here could not sleep for toffee so I am running on reserve tanks this morning!! he he he he!!!

So this card is just a huge bit exciting for me! I was asked by my friend Vicky if I could make a card for her Grandad's birthday. He likes Lincoln she if it could have something Lincoln on it that would be fab...Lou says yes, I can do that then Vicky says thats good he loves Lincoln and he has just been sworn in as the Mayor of Lincoln.....

The Mayor of Lincoln....omg...and I said yes I can do it? oooh the pressure.......!!! you can imagine how daftly nervous I was about this one then peeps?!! but once i had decided what I was going to do it all came together quite nicely!!

I coloured my little guy dreaming of all things Lincolny to match the Lincoln shield and then hid a cheeky little Lincoln imp in the tree! I added a map and a picture of our cathedral from some old postcards and then a teensy picture of our mayor himself just tucked into the top.

I popped a little key charm on for the keys to the city type thingy and added a little LOTV time to celebrate stamp for Vicky to add his birthday date on.

Its so sweet but omg...for the Mayor?!! I can't tell you how exciting that is for me. Nerve wracking but very very exciting to make a card for the Mayor!

Right I am off to catch up on some sleep as Scott has taken Mo and his breakfast buddy to school and my oldest friend (not in age but time!!) is popping in at 11am to fetch Riley's card I made for her, hopefully there will be some Riley snuggleage time in that visit too :) he he he!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 23 May 2013

Saturated Canary challenge 44- Hair that's different......

Image-  LaLa from Saturated Canary digi's.
Afternoon peeps!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I have been busily craftying away with a few orders and genera pootling in a Lou fashion!! he he he he!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog and this time its been set by our gorgeous June. She chose........

Hair thats different

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 :)

cool or what!!!! I loved this challenge, it was so much fun. I went for a smash page as I haven't done one in a couple of weeks and I was having withdrawal symptoms!!!

My smash pages are generally about thoughts that are going through my head at the time I get my little book of pinkness out!! I always choose the page I love first and then colour around that page!! so Lala got blue hair with funky dots in. I love the way she looks as if she is thinking about something.

I used my Blueprints 1 die set and Rustic hearts and  Lalaland heart banner for this layout too, they are AWESOME for smash pages!! they set you up with an awesome array of yummy layers. All I needed to do was add some Lou waffle and a yummy Amy Tangerine brad!!! Perfick!!!

Right, gots to go. I am doggy sitting for the 2 most gorgeous Schnauzers you have ever met so I need to have tea, have a shower, get some snuggle time in with Scott,Mo and Poppy before I head out for the night. I am staying with them for brekkie and a lovely walk and then coming home before their Daddy, who is working nights, gets home for some sleep.

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Gorgeous Giftboxes!!

Pillowbox Template from Twelve Crafters Crafting.
Papers and digi's from Colour Me Happy.

Morning everyone! its a soggy kinda day here so I thought I would cheer you all up with a pretties post :)

Its getting that wedding season time of year again and I was twiddling my fingers with what to make for a friend who is getting married to pop their gift in ( pennies and choccies need something a bit exciting to sit in!!) so I decided on the pillowbox template from the twelve Crafters Crafting cd rom.

Now I love the templates on this cd rom because if you have any of the older ones you can open the template up first and the change edition to go find the papers you want. I wanted something pretty so I went for the contented coffee collection on Colour me happy.

I printed out my pillowbox, scored it and then cut it out. Then I squished on some collal glue and clipped it together with a couple of bulldogs clips to hold it firmly until it dried whilst I got busy with the digi stamps.

First I chose the flowered frame and then I chose the 2 little birds and moved them over the frame until they were fitting where I wanted them. the great thing is you can resize the digi's easlily in the workspace to get them working together tickety boo!!

I coloured them up using my promarkers and added a little blossom to the tree branches too, so cute!! then I cut it all out, fiddly but oodles of fun.

I took my bulldog clips off the pillowbox and popped it out, folding in the ends, and then added some thick brown ribbon and tied it together with a little twine. Then I added a squidge of foam tape to the back of my little birds in a frame and adhered it to the top of the ribbon.

I adore these pillowboxes.They are such a beautiful way to wrap a little bit of something.....though if you live in my house they generally get stolen to fill with stones, marbles,rubber bands and soldiers and other random little boy stuff!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Passion for Promarkers 199- special anniversary challenge..Anything Goes

I'm back peeps!! If you are popping in for my tiddly inks new release post its HERE.
now, hold onto your hats because this is going to be an excitingly long list of prizes for our anniversary challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog!!

Onto this week's theme and we have a very special challenge for you this week as it's our 4th Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 4 years since Gina and Denise started their little blog to share our love of all things Letraset. 

 As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "anything goes", although please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.  As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go.....
Letraset Logo
Letraset are offering one lucky winner a pack of their Limited Edition Spring/Summer Promarker 12 pack
Michele R designs logo
Whimsy Stamps/Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
Saturated canary banner
Saturated Canary are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice
Bearly Mine Designs shop badge
Bearly Mine Designs are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store
Dies to Die For logo
Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store

Phew!! see I told you it was a long list!!

For my card I used a gorgeous new stamp from LOTV for a gorgeous little boy called Riley from his mummy and daddy. He will be turning one in a couple of weeks. I cannot believe he is one already!! but Mo is very excited about it as Riley is having a picnic in the park!!

I coloured him up with my promarkers...
fur- sandstone, caramel, burnt sienna with blender pen dots all over to make him fluffy!!
cake- burnt sienna, caramel, buttercup, mustard, sunkissed pink, coral
candles - pastel bue, denim blue and midnight blue.

The papers are those gorgeous Animal Antics ones again and then theres a whole lot of die cut gorgeousness all over it!! I loved making this card!!

right, got to scoot, I have oodles of cards to get made!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks new release Fairies...omg :)

Stamp/digi- Fairy Tenderhearted.

Squeeeeeee!!! its finally here!! the new release day for the Tiddly Inks new Fairies!! I can't even put into words how excited I am about this release because they are all just stunning and to say I enjoyed playing with them would be an understatement! I have even been sitting on my hands to stop myself typing about them for weeks!!! he he he!

Please pop on over to Christy's blog to see my gorgeous teamies makes, they are all deliciously awesome!!

So it goes without saying that I couldn't just share one of my makes and had to jump right in with a post of them all!!!

You can find all the new sets here, they are in both digital and clear stamp form so quick, off you go because our gorgeous Christy is having a special offer release sale on them too!! squeeeeeeee!!!

 Stamp/digi- Fairy Heartfelt.
I squeezed in 2 makes with this cutie pie....
(ok so I made one and then couldn't find it in my craft room so made another and then found the first one...sigh!!)

Stamp/digi- Fairy Happy Day.
Stamp/digi- Fairy Sunny Day.

so I told you squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee right??!!

Off to get dressed now! I will be back later with my Passion for Promarkers blog post!
thank you for popping in on me, 
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 20 May 2013

Dad Balloons....

Cambridge Court enamel dot.

Morning Everyone!
Its DT Lou popping in today with a bit of a Dad make!! Fathers Day is fast approaching so manly makes are top of my list at the minute!!

This little cutie arrived in my DT pack ( I tel you my DT pack rocked this month!!!) and I was itching to get him made into something.

I coloured him up with promarkers and added some glossy accents to his Dad Balloons and once they were dry I cut him out with the rounded banner stax. 

The card base was fun to make with the gorgeous Beach Boardwalk papers, they are so cheerful. I added a little Artic Bazzill to mat but the papers really did the work for me on this one. A little yummy ribbon and paper cord and he was done! sooooo cute!!

Here is a glossy balloon shot! he he he!!
I had the most awesome weekend. We didn't really do too much on saturday as I was working saturday night until 1am and with my dopey hip and Vit D thang going on I don't get enough umpf to do too much in one day!! and then sunday was just so lovely. We woke up to beautiful sunshine and I shared my brekkie with Mo and his "Lego army set up"...
then my friend popped in to fetch the cricut she bought from me ( squeee! well on my way to my silhouette fund/dog walking insurance now!! yey!!) and we went out for lunch with Scott's parents which was yummy.
Back home and another visit from my friend as their laptop got a virus...ick!! and helped me sort out how to invite people to my Facebook shop then another friend came to pick up some other bits I have sold!!!

It was just a lovely day and I felt so happy. I love that sense of calm you get from happy,its just awesome.

Have a super day peeps! thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 19 May 2013

Dr. Who......

Image- Dr Who from Mazy art.
Morning peeps!!
its a gorgeous sunny day here and its beautiful, I don't know if it will last all day but we have been soaking it up while its here!!

Today is my gorgeous nephew Warren's 13th birthday and he likes Dr Who so when I saw this image I just knew I would be using it!!
I printed it out and got colouring with my promarkers.

I felt like I needed a time warpy kinda back ground so out came my marbling inks and water and a good old play later I had the effect I wanted!! he he he!!!

Have an awesome day everyone, we are off out for lunch today and popping in on my mum in a few minutes so I had best get dressed ( am still in classy walk the dog attire with muddy paw prints all over!!!)

Thankyou for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 18 May 2013

Heaven sent girlieness!!

Afternoon Peeps!!
I have been busy in the garden again with Scott, Mo is busy setting up his bedroom being an 'adventurer' ( this involves packing many play bags with 'Stuff' and wearing your woolly hat inside whilst making occasional murmurs of "oooh a new land,lets set up base here" to his adventurer assistant..dylan the toy dog....) so I have just had a lovely hour to myself making a super special candle and finishing off this gorgeous little new baby card.

Yes, its that cute little baby bear again but awwwwwwwww who could resist?!!!  the flowers are made with my mini royal roses die, love this die sooo much!! the roses are so pretty to out together. I punched some little fronds to go with them and added a few creamy coloured flowers from my stash just tucked inside.

The pink patterned paper are from my DCWV Nanna's nursery girl stack and I really do love this paper,its so delicate and pretty.

Right, I am going to pootle off now! I have a bowl of yummy homemade in the slow cooker chocolate rice pudding with my name on it! I am all for comfort food on a chilly day!! he he he he!!!

Hope you are all having a fabulous saturday!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday 17 May 2013

something a bit different...

 Morning Peeps!!

ooh its something a bit different from me today!! I was extremely lucky to win a pocket tag book kit from my gorgeous bloggy friends Kath and Buddy and at the same time the gorgeous Zoe from Make it Crafty had a fairy digi on free for a couple of days.

So I combined them both and I had so much fun, Kath this kit was just amazing hunny. I will definitely be making more of these!! and Zoe, this fairy was so different for me to colour up and I loved it, thank you.

Here she is in another piccy to try and show her sparkliniess!!!

Today I have my gorgeous hubby with me! we don't have anything planned but it will be lovely to just hang out together (which means he will tinker about on his pooter and I will  crafty!!!)

Right, best get a wriggly on!! i have not got dressed yet and am still wombling around in my tweet me chick jammies!!!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday 15 May 2013


Stamp- Heaven Sent from LOTV.
Afternoon Peeps!!!

do you ever have one of those days where you wave and say Hi to yourself coming back in when you are on your way out several times?!!! well that would be my day today!!!!...and its not finished yet as I am on my way back out now!! but I did get time for one little bit of crafty heaven today and made a new baby card (..tomorrow I have 2 new baby cards to do, 3 birthday cards and a candle too......) and it will feel all a bit strange as it will be my first thursday not at work!!

I love this stamp,its one of my absolute favorites and never fails to make me go awwwwww!!! and the Animal Antics pad is so perfick for little sleepy baby bears!!

I added a couple of heart banners, a button and some string and then made the little name circle on my pooter.

Right, got to go!! huge hugs and squeezes!!
Lou xxxxx

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Passion For Promarkers challenge 198- Doodleicious!!!

Image- Abi.
Heart Frame- Doodled by me!!!
Papers- American Crafts Take Note pad.

Me again!! he he he get me! 2 posts in one day!!! This time I am back with my Passion for Promarkers DT.

This time our challenge is Doodleicious and we want to see some doodling on your project!!
We are sponsored by the gorgeous Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique again today and she is offering 6 digi's to the lucky winner...( Lou thinks about entering herself....!!!)
DigiStamp Boutique logo

I used one of the super cute Abi images for my make. She is coloured up with...
Skin/ flowers- blush, sunkissed pink and coral
Dress- pastel green, tea greaan and soft green
Hair/basket- sandstone, caramel and burnt sienna

I doodled a few white gel pen dots on her flowers and cheeks and then added a bit of pearl pen to her flower centres! cute!!!

Now for my doodling..!! there is some around the edge of the paper in brown pen but the real doodling for me on this one is my very own Heart Frame. I made this frame for our Frame the Moment Tiddly Inks celebration last year and I was so very proud of it. I thought it would be just perfect for this challenge so I printed it out, coloured it in and added it to my card,just nestled in behind Abi! the sentiment comes with Abi  and I just punched a few flowers out of the scraps of my design paper.

So I promise that's me for today! I am off to get my hair trimmed before I start another day of jobs. I have so much to do today I might meet myself coming back through the door!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 110- Use a Wryn....

Image- Wryn New Nest.
Papers- Animal Antics.

Morning Peeps!! 

It's Tiddly Tuesday and we have an awesome challenge for you this time....

Use a Wryn!!

So looking at the gorgeous entries each challenge us Tiddly Inkers noticed that YOU love WRYN!  So for our special challenge today, we want you to use a Tiddly Inks Wryn on your project.  

Any Wryn you have will be perfect and if you don't have one yet, there are a number of cuties in the shop right HERE.  Also, there are clear stamps in case you prefer a physical stamp.

Its my little niece's birthday coming up soon and I always make her a notepad. One of my fav Wryn's Wryn New Nest. Its just gorgeous.

I coloured her up with my promarkers and cut her out and layered her up on a French Pastry doily cut in kraft card and some of the gorgeous papers from the Animal Antics pad. The little Lace Deco B corners just finished it off and I added her name using the Chip Block Alphabet strip die from Lord Timmy!! the lace is from my stash of oodlies!!!

oooooh and i just got to add this little sneak peaky preview of some new wryn gorgeousness heading your way, they are just the most gorgeous release ever so keep tuned in Tiddly Inking!! he he he!!!

Right then, time for a cuppa for me. Mo is still snoozling which is good as he was absolutely shattered when he went to bed last night! I was a little unwell yesterday so I hit the hay at 9pm and Scott was straight up after me so we must of been the tired out brigade! lol !!

I'll be back in a couple of hours with my Passion for Promarkers DT make so pop back in on me!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 13 May 2013

Opal the optimist......

coloured with promarkers.
Morning peeps! 
I hope you are all waking up to a wonderful monday! I am all chilled out and relaxed this morning and it feels wonderful. I had the best weekend with my family and it just makes me feel on top of the world!

This morning I have a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl to share with you! this is Opal the optimist and I think she is just fabulous!! I loved colouring her up and bringing her to life, she just makes me smile! I would love a glass of her red wine!!!!

I kept this a pretty CAS card, just using my Blue prints 1 set to cut a scalloped mat and adding a border of this super yummy paper (...I did consider keeping it as stroke only but thought the boss might notice I hadn't used it..!!!).

I finished it off with a few white gel pen highlights and a gorgeous bow using the pink paper cord.

Yesterday my big sister and I took to the world with a little crafty stall at a local dog show. It was so much fun seeing all the different dogs and we got a surprise visit from our cousin Steve which was wonderful. It got rained off a but in the afternoon so we packed up early but I sold 4 cards!! and 3 of them were to complete strangers. How cool is that?!!! I am so excited!!!

On today's list of jobs is Tiddly inking, ironing and sorting out cupboards!! its spring cleanies time!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 11 May 2013


Image- Thanks from Mo's digital pencil.
martha stewart butterflies,twine
coloured with promarkers.
Morning Peeps!!
I hope you are all having a totally wonderful saturday! I am!! I woke up this morning and scott and I had breakfast together....alone......!! Mo was fast asleep snoring so we got up and had 35 precious minutes together before little guy footsteps plodded down the stairs announcing  in a little voice 
" morning parents! I am awakened!!"

He is so funny!! I am not quite sure where he gets his words from but they make us smile so much!!

Anywhoo, I turned on my facebook and there in my news feed was a gorgeous 24 hour ' Thanks' freebie from Mo Manning, awwwwww! this baby is just so gorgeous and was totally perfect for a special thank you card I needed to make. (...Quick go get it before it runs out then come back to read more Lou wafflies!!!)
I am popping him over in the papertake weekly anything goes challenge.

I needed a special card because after 6 years of nursery nursing I finished my job yesterday. I have been so totally lucky to work in such a wonderful place but with Mum being poorly my ability to commit to paperwork (...which might I add I am totally pants at!!) was just not up to what I felt was needed and I decided to give my mummy priority for a while since she has given me 35 wonderful years of love.I want to give her some back and help her to adjust to the things she just cannot manage to do anymore. It is so very hard to see your mum like this and although I am very sad to leave my nursery nursing I feel totally at peace with my choice. I am so thankful to the girls too because they know I don't do fuss and being the centre of attention so Gabby gave me my gifts on our nice quiet lunchtime break.

The girls at work got me the most awesome present. (My fave is the stunning box which I am going to keep in my craft room and fill with yummy bits and bobs).....
I adore my stunning Humphrey's corner card book made by my friend Hayley,its just gorgeous and full of lovely messages. I didn't quite make it home from work last night before blubbering away like a noodle in the car!!! I will miss my gorgeous little peeps so much.

Right, enough waffling! I am off to make myself a cuppa and have it in quiet as Mo has gone to Grandad's with Daddy to fix the car. So its a cuppa and some of these yummy presents from my little peeps ti nibble on while they are out....
Huge hugs Lou xxxxx