Saturday 31 August 2013

shhhhh...its a funky secret!!!!

Lou gently whispers....Morning peeps!!

Shhhhhh...I am popping in with a secret this morning!!!! I just thought you might like to know about the HUGE SALE that is available over on the Funky Hand website from now until Monday 2nd September.

But it's a secret.. so there's nothing on the Funky Hand website about it!!  Use the code below and grab anything available on there for HALF PRICE. Don't wait, you might miss out! 

Thursday 29 August 2013

Saturated Canary challenge 51...Colouring technique!!

Image- On the Edge from saturated Canary.

Afternoon peeps!!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Saturated Canary challenge blog!! and this week our gorgeous Ruby set us the challenge of a colouring technique challenge. So its...

"Colouring Technique"
so for this challenge we want to see you use...  
dotted background, cloudy sky or faint line technique

Now for the details....

You must use either a:
Saturated Canary Digi
Saturated Canary rubber stamp, 
or Simply Sassy rubber stamp 

Oooooooh wow I hear you say! well you are not allowed to wow until you pop in and see the absolutely stunning cards from the DT, I am telling you the girls totally rocked it this week!! 

And I LOVED playing with this image for this challenge. Now I am not very brave so I still go for a 30% opacity level on my no line digi's but the other girls are braver than me!! he he he he!!

Then all I needed to do was add some die cut flowery gorgeous ness and the job was done!! 

The dots in the background are good old splodges of promarkers and then a good going over with my blender pen.

I am being super brave and listing some of my cards on eBay so if you want to buy this one, she is here!!

Right got to go, tea to cook and films to watch with a squidgy Mo!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Butterfly Kisses...

Stamp- Make a wish.
Afternoon Peeps!!!
I hope you are all having an awesome day, I am having one of those chill out have a bit of a play days!!

This stamp just shouted at me this morning, she is just adorable and the sentiments that come with the set are just gorgeous.
Pure Innocence - Make a Wish
Isn't she adorable?!!  I decided to colour and paper piece today so her dress and shoes are paper pieced. I love paper piecing,its so much fun! ( ...however i do now want a yellow butterfly dress for myself...!!!)

I layered up a few fishtail flags layers and then cut the butterflies to decorate here and there!! can you tell I am in a happy floaty mood today?!!! he he he he!!!

well, I am going to pootle off now. I have been invited to the party going on on my drive! ( 3 little peeps, a paddling pool with 3 chairs around it which is apparently a foot spa...a tent, a bottle of coke from darren next dor and packet of crisps from allen the other side so we should all be set!!!)

Have an awesome afternoon peeps, thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Passion for Promarkers challenge 213....Recipe!!!

Morning Peeps!!

Its challenge day over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and this week’s challenge which has been set by Nic  and she has chosen a recipe for us this week!! the yummy ingredients are.....

3 papers, 1 image, 1 sentiment & 3 embellishments

Gulp!!!!!   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.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo this week and the prize winner will receive 7 images!

So for my card I coloured up the gorgeous 'Not my Day' image from Saturated Canary and then got to work on the recipe!!! My 3 papers are my orange cardstock, my flowery background mat and the little dotty one on the fishtail flags at the top! my embellies are a doily, a brad and my paper thread and my sentiment is a little LOTV circle sentiment!

Today I have a Mo and a Boo to keep entertained....this will be tricky as I was at work last night so I resemble a I am back at work at 6pm tonight so not really any time for catching up on sleep to unzombify myself.....roll on 3am tomorrow morning when I will be catching up on some well earned zzzzzzzz's!!!!

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

Monday 26 August 2013

Bewitching :)

Morning everyone!!

I felt like a bit of a Bewitching kinda card!!! he he he he!!!

You all know how I love love love my Tiddly Inks and I love halloween so when these fabulous Bo Bunny papers came I knew just what I wanted to do with them.

I also fancied another go at colouring on Kraft cardstock and a witch seemed a good thing to pop onto that so I used my memento tuxedo black to stamp her on and then got colouring!!! I added a few dots here and there of white gel pen around her just to ping her out a bit.

So when this post pops up in bloggy land I will still be at work so you can have a cuppa for me and I will pop in on you all when I wake up from sleeping this afternoon!! Scott is off for bank holiday monday so I should be able to have a super duper snooze today!!!

Huge hugs and thank you's for popping in on me!

Hugs Lou xxxx

Friday 23 August 2013

Man's Best Friend!!

Papers- Nitwits Tailwags.
Aftrenoon Peeps!!

I bet yuo al thought I had gone awol?!!!!! I have been enjoying a few days tucked in a little family bubble at Scott's mum and dad's caravan and it has been wonderful. More wafflies about that after card wafflies!!! :)

So I just had to ink up and colour my LOTV Man's best friend stamp on Tuesday because I got my delivery of my Diamond White paper from The Papeterie. I treated myself to some of the 160gsm one so I can put it through my printer for digi's too. 

When we got home today I had chance to make it into a card in between 4 loads of washing!!! I kept it kinda simple because I feel like its a man card!!!!

Now this little card is going up for auction to raise some pennies for the Safe and Sound doggies that Poppy's friend Betty Bundle helps out, you can find this card here on ebay for you to bid on. piccy time!!!!

Yesterday we had my Grandad with us for his 81st birthday. (Please excuse the piccy being a bit blurry but we took it on my Ipad and had to be quick before he blew out the candles!! he he he he!!!) We went to the beach, sat and enjoyed some yummy fresh seafood, Mo tried his first cockles and ate almost everybodies he liked them so much!! we had some time in the arcades and then wombled along the beach some more!! we said goodbye to Grandad went our for a fish and chip  tea and all crashed by 8:30pm!!!

This morning we were all awake super early so we made a mad dash for the beach in the dark to watch the sunrise. I am not sure there is anything more magical...ever!! Mo was completely mesmerized at watching it! he just stood there!!  He's so cute!!

He had Poppy's ball in his hand and she waited ever so patiently for him to throw it whilst he was watching!! look at that droopy tongue!!!!! 

and here's a bucket head Poppy!! she's so daft!!! 

and this is me and my awesome hubster, Scott. Its so hard trying to get a piccy of ourselves together when there is only you guys on the beach!! I love this piccy though because it was actually quite dark but he had to use the flash and it looks so bright behind us!!!

so there we go!! I didn't want to bore ya'll with many more!!!! though we always end up having too much fun to remember to take piccies! daft lot!!!

Hope you are all having an awesome week! thank you for popping in on me!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Tiddly Inks challenge 116...Back to school!!!

Images- Wizard and Wizardette.
Morning Peeps!!
I am just home from work and writing up this post with a lovely cuppa!! It was a lovely busy night last night and I am happily sleepy!! he he he!! so I will get on with some waffling before i have a shower and go and have a good sleep!!

So its time for a fab new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week its a Back to school theme!! yey!! 

Now anyone who knows me will know my little Mo does not like school, its just not his thing :( and he gets very upset and tearful after the holidays so I always make him  a something special card for that first morning back and Scott and I write in it before we go to bed and pop it in his bedroom for him to find when he wakes up. He loves it and he LOVES Harry Potter ( I actually came home to him snuggled on the settee watching the the last film right now!!!!!)

So I merged up both versions of Wizard and a wizardette for a HP themed back to school card!! I coloured them up with my promarkers and then just had some fun with the papers on my card. I used the scraps to make a cute little bundle of banners in the top right!

Ok, thats enough wafflies! I need some breakfast and a good long sleep!!

Have an awesome day peeps! I will catch up with you all later! thankyou so much for popping in on me today xx

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 19 August 2013

TGF Blush Beatrice....

Cheery Lynn exotic butterflies (small)
morning everyone!!

I hope you are all waking up to a gorgeously sunny monday like me, I love waking up to sunshine!

Today's share is a little TGF stamp.I absolutely love these Blush girls, they are so sweet. 

I coloured her up with my promarkers and then had a good search in the gorgeous 12x12 papers bundle that I bought last week from the shop. If you are like me and you love surprises this pack is just perfect for you! I ooohed and ahhhhhhhd for about 10 mins when it came!!! and luckily there were a couple of Bildmalarna papers in there that just looked as if they knew I was making this card!! they are stunning.

Its sooo easy to make a really cute card with the Dienamics Blueprints 3 set, this card was done in around 30 mins!! that little bow dies is too cute and fitted perfect on my scraps of card! love it!!!

So on saturday we had planned to go to Warwick Castle for the day but little Mo woke up with a runny icky sore tummy so we had to stay home. He was ok by around 4pm and had a play outside with his friends but I was still pleased we stayed home to let him relax it off because on Sunday we had the most awesome day at Warwick Castle. Oh boy we love it there! Top of mo's lists are always Harry Potter and Knights and castles so he had an amazing time! and to make it even better when we got there we found out another one of his big loves was there, Horrible Histories!! oh my, you have never seen a little man so excited!! and this little photo stop was one of his favourites!!.....
The funniest part of the day though had to be when I popped to the loo and came back to find out my little guy had slipped off the edge of the water fountain and fallen in!!!! he was drenched! I walked to them to find him stood on the wall, shorts drenched with his socks and trainers drying off and a sad little face! we soon had him giggling about it though!

Today its the boring stuff day! Scott is off for the week so the car is having its MOT today and Mo and I are going to veg out in the crafty garage.

So have an awesome day peeps! Thank you for popping in on me and my little waffles!
huge hugss Lou xxx

Saturday 17 August 2013

Wicked Birthday Candle!!!

Stamp- Wicked Birthday from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!!
I hope you are all waking up to super saturdays!!! I have another make from the new Tiddly Inks stamp release to share with you all today. I used Wicked Birthday for this one.......
Wicked Birthday - Clear Stamp Set 4x6

Eeeep! she is total spooky cuteness!!! I LOVE the versatility of stamps and this set was screaming out for a candle day!!!

I used the gorgeous Dawny's candle tutorial for this one and kept to some soft tones again to colour her up. 

I popped some lace down at the bottom and then stamped the little heart and crossbones at attached it to the bow.

Well, I guess I had better go really. I have washing to do before the rain comes this afternoon and we are off out for a bike ride today so I had better get my naproxen taken now and hope dodgy leg and back hold out for me!!!!

Have an awesome day peeps, thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday 16 August 2013

Beer mats calendar....

Morning all!!!

so did you all see the gorgeous new Tiddly inks stamps from the blog hop?!!! omg if not you so need to go hopping!! go cluick that little hop icon over there on the top of my righthandside toolbar!!! the best thing is they are in digi too so you can have rubber or digi!!! and theres a sale!! yey!! win win all over!! he he he he!!!

Its Fabulous Friday over on the Tiddly Ink challenge blog too so there's some more yumminess from our gorgeous DT if you want to peek in on it!! 

So anyone who knows my blog quite well will know I have a thang for beer mats!! omg they are just so cool. They are super cheap (.....or free if your mum knows the girls in the pub!!!) and just awesome for crafting! I love using them for mini album covers in my BIA and for little wall hangings and most of all little mini calendars!! ooooh I love these!!!

So I had to ink up the fabulous Treasured Friends dragon for this one. My mum LOVES dragons so when this little set plomped through my door from Christy I must admit to a little (...ok, so a huge lot...) of SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEING!!!!!

They are just soooooooo cute!!

and little Mo loves them too! he has been busy creating away with them!!! sorry for the blurry piccy, I took it on my Ipad!!

Right, got to to go!! its time for the school shoe shop today.....blurgh.....Mo is currently hiding in the under the stairs cupboard in protest!! poor chap!!
have an awesome day everyone!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday 15 August 2013

Saturated Canary challenge 50....Winged things!!

Stamp- Toby.

Afternoon Peeps!!! I'm back with another post today because its time for a new challenge overon the Saturated Canary challenge blog!! and this time its a super fun one, I LOVED this weeks challenge so I know you will!! The theme for Challenge 50 is..... 

"Winged Things"
so think an image with wings or
a winged embellishment like butterflies, bee's etc!!

Now for the details....

You must use either a:
Saturated Canary Digi
Saturated Canary rubber stamp, 
or Simply Sassy rubber stamp 

So for my make I just had to make my little Mo another holiday gift. I love love love making my little guy little surprise packages! and he LOVES Toby, like lots!!! 

So I decided to have my first go at an altered tin, now these are sooooooo much fun! you are going to want to buy a whole lot of tinned fruit and wash them out because I mean LOADS of fun!!!

I just had to cut my papers, ink up the edges and glue them onto the tin. I also put some inside the tin too but forgot to take a piccy of them before I stuffed it full of goodies for Mo!!! Then it was tine to splodge some colour on that awesome little stamp!

Toby is an absolute dream to colour and I went for one of my fav colour combo's again. Browns and blues are just magic for little guy projects!! and Mo absolutely loved the tin too, his little face this morning when I gave him it was just magical. I love that! 

So, don't forget to pop in on my awesome buddies to see what they made, its a swoonalicious post this week!!

huge hugs Lou xx

Tiddly Inks new releases and blog hop!!

Morning peeps!!!

Oooooh I am so excited!!! Today Tiddly Inks is celebrating a wonderful NEW release! 

There are  10 new release images for you!  Some of these fabulous sets will be in clear and all will be in digital form, so you have a huge variety to choose from.

Our gorgeous team is celebrating with a hop.  Make sure to hit up every blog on the way to see examples of ALL the new releases.  

**Remember to leave a comment on each blog and you will be eligible for some fun prizes**

All the prize details will be on your final stop at Christy's blog, Tiddly Inks.  The hope will go all weekend (through the 19th at 12am CST) so you have plenty of time to comment and visit each blog.  You'll also get to meet all of our new team members!

For my card, I used the Starry Birthday set, if you click on the piccy below it will take you straight to her home in the shop! isn't she adorable?!!! 

I think my fav thing about this set other than the super cute girl is the circle sentiment, ooooh I love that!!!!

The following is the hop list that each member has on her blog.  Make sure to go in order so you don't miss anyone and have a fabulous time!

Lou - That's me :)

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

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Passion for promarkers challenge 211- A me :)

Image- Ribbons Fairy from Saturated Canary.
Flexmarkers- Antique white, champagne, Nutmeg and Auburn.
Promarkers- blush,sunkissed pink,coral
Pastel blue,denim blue,midnight blue.
pear green,olive green.

Morning peeps!!
Its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and this week its a little ole me!!!! Here's the sketch...
Lous sketch challenge 211
and we are sponsored this week by the awesomely gorgeous Krista Smith from Saturated Canary, with a prize of 2 images.
Saturated canary banner

I just had to have a play with the gorgeous new Ribbons Fairy for my card! isn't she just amazing?! and i love the fluffy flower she is sat on.
The top piccy is the bling shot so you can hopefully see all the sparklies and this one below is the normal piccy! I glossed her eyes to make them pop because she is just adorable!!!

So i hope you like my sketch! I love love love seeing them come to life so i can't wait to pop in on you all!!
Thank you for popping in on me today. I will be spending the day drinking copious amounts of espresso whilst looking after Mo and Boo after working from 10pm last night until 7am this morning.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!
oh and while you are here.......
it's our gorgeous little furball princess's 1st birthday today!! she is just so gorgeous and has filled our days with love and happiness. Happy birthday gorgeous girlies!!
Here she is waiting for her birthday present which was a stuffless toy, she loves them!! it was a fox this morning but it won't last long!!!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 12 August 2013

gribbit!! bee happy!!!

Stamps- Whimsy stamps Sweet Froggies.
Papers- MME A mothers Love.
Morning peeps!
Hope you are all having a wonderful monday. I set Mo and Boo up an 'office' up this morning so I could have a play with the super cute Sweet froggies set. Here they are all industrious and busy! they have been up there for 2 hours now so they must be having fun!!
I decided to go for a CAS card today so just a couple of layers with a little bit of promarkering and he was done. He is so sweet!!

its so refreshing some days to just have a CAS little make. I need to experiment more with CAS. I have a few friends who totally rock it and it is always a mystery to me of knowing when to stop!!! he he he he!!!

I had better get myself into gear as the washing machine cycle is almost up and I haven't hoovered up yet!!
Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Sunday 11 August 2013

Withering fairy.....

Image- Withering Fairy from Saturated Canary.
Skeleton hand charm from Dies to Die for.
Morning everyone!!

eeep did you all see the gorgeous new Fairies from Krista that went into the shop last night?!! oooh I hope you did!!! they are awesome.

So last night before I went to bed I printed them all out and left them on the table to have a colour this morning. Mo came down for breakfast and saw them on the table and me with a pile o pens and said the cutest thing ever. He said......pointing to this withering fairy....
"oooooh mummy she is scaaaary....lets colour her first!!!"

I so love this little guy! he knows his mamma soooo well!!!

The skully paper is a retired paper from Tiddly Inks but I just had to use it and the sentiment I made up on my computer!! well, it just had to be a zombie one!!!! I also had a little rip of the papers and stuck in a spooky skeleton hand charm!!! I love me some Zombie feeling!!!

right, got to dash, its sunny and there's fun to be had with a small and gorgeous 8 yr old I know!!!
Thank you for popping in on me!!
Huge hugs Lou xxxx 

Saturday 10 August 2013

Blueprints 6...not just for cards!!!! :)

 Dies- Dienamics BluePrints 6
Papers- Best Creations Ocean Breeze.
( both coming soon to the DTDF shop)

Morning peeps!!

I bet you thought I had disappeared!!! we have actually been away for a couple of days for a surprise mini break for Mo! we took him to Legoland and Chessington world of adventures and it was fabulous! he didn't realise what we were doing at all! it was awesome. its those moments as parents that Scott and I live for.

So half way through our minibreak fun I got an awesome treat!!! I got to go pop in on my DTDF Boss Tracy at her house! oh I so wish I could of stayed longer but we were on our way to the chessington resort hotel and had dinner reservations for 6:30pm so we couldn't stay too long. I did however get to pick up my yummy new Dienamics Blueprints 6 die set which had just come in that morning.....squeeeeeeee!!! 

So this morning I got chanceto have a play with it and a photo of Mo from the sealife centre ( omg he loves the sealife centre and zoo's, he is obsessed! his fav fish ever is a manta ray because he loves their smiley faces!!! he will stand for ages watching the float past the glass and in the tunnel so he can see the smiles!!!)

This is the best die set ever for little scrap pages. It just makes a gorgeous layout and the tag is fabulous for some journalling. I haven't written on it yet because I don't want to torture you all with my ick handwriting but I did pop the year on the little button tag on the top piccy!!!

The papers were just perfect too so keep your eye out for those going into the shop! they are double sided gorgeousness!!!!

We had the best cople of days away though there was a little trauma yesterday morning when we took Mo on the Dragons Fury ride at chessington :( the poor little guy was so frightened :( and I must admit I did not enjoy it one little bit either and I am a rollercoaster chick, but the twisting around was way too much for me so I know where the little guy was coming from, ooodles of snuggling later he was OK again and was very excited to see moshi monsters in the park. He was been brave enough to go have his photo taken with a few of them which is huge for Mo as he just doesn't do things like that but he loves Moshi's so that was fabulous and he did a puzzle hunt and won 800 moshi rocks and a moshi lanyard so that made his day!!! 

this ones a bit blurry but he was sooooo excited!!
Right, I am off,its our wedding anniversary today and we are still a bit sleepy from 2 days of exploring fun parks!!!
Have an awesome day everyone
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Tiddly inks challenge 115- Birthday Bash!

Image- For the birds from Tiddly Inks.

Morning Peeps! 

I have just got in from work and am flying by the seat of my pants to get this post done before I go fetch Boo and then fetch Mum to go to weight watchers and then home again for a bit until we take Boo home at 12:30pm, phew!! I am going to be one busy and tired chick today!!!!

Anywhoooo!! its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly inks challenge blog and its a Birthday Bash theme this time so think Birthdays!! and fun!!! he he he he!!

I used the uber cute little chick from the From the birds digi set and added a little sentiment onto his sign before printing it out. Then I coloured him up all cheery with my promarkers and popped him together with some MME papers.

Right, got to dash!! hoping to get 5 mins with a cuppa and go for a bloggy womble when I have gotten home from weight watchers while Mo and Boo play!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 5 August 2013


Stamp- Rosetta.
Morning everyone!!!!

how are you all on this lovely wet monday?!! great I hope!!

I have a little wee stamps make to share with you all this morning, isn't she wonderful. I have to say I absolutely adored colouring her up last week. I coloured her up with my normal fav colour combo of promarkers and then it was a case of matching her up to some gorgeous papers and adding a couple of embellies. I didn't go overboard on my embellfying as this one needs to be posted (...and its late too but Kat is used to me being totally unorganised!!!!!)

When this publishes I will still be busy stacking shelves in Tesco!! then it will be home at 7am for a cuppa before I need to take Poppy to the vets for a quick blood test to check she is ok after the eating the contents of mummy's handbag incident a while ago! then it will be home for a quick schnoozle snuggle on the settee with Mo before I go to pick Boo up at 10:30am, phew what a day and I didn't even start it yet!!!!! lol!!

Thank you so much for popping in on me,
huge hugs Lou xxx