Friday 31 January 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Paper Blossom showcase.....

Papers and topper- Paper blossom from Funky Hand.

I'm back again!! he he he!!!

Its that time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies' showcase over on the Get Funky and Craft blog!!! and each month our fabulous Funkette's show off some new makes with our older downloads.Please click on the linky to go see what the team have come up with, they are so pretty you wouldn't want to miss them....and their makes are gorgeous too...!!!!

Today's showcase is centered all around the gorgeously shabby chic-ish 'Paper Blossom' download. just look at these stunning papers, they are too good to be forgotten!!!

Paper Blossom
ok, I promise thats it from me today. Scott is working overtime today so I am off to do some intensive moping around the house because I would rather he was at home kinda moping!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

My Super Boy...

Stamp - My Super Boy stamp set from Tiddly Inks.
Papers - Carina Gardener Super Hero from JS.
Morning all!!

Its time for another fabuous Friday over on the Tiddly Inks blog and the Tiddly Inkers have been awesomely gorgeous as always!!

I was in a boy kinda mood so went for the super adorable 'My super boy' stamp set (...ok yes..what actually happened was I stole little Mo's My Super Boy stamp set, made the card and then put it right back where it was so he didn't notice.....!!)

The papers I got in one buck wednesday over on jessica Sprague a couple of weeks ago! they are super cute and my printer just about limped them out before it died of no inkage!!! 

I coloured him up with my promarkers and then added some blingy KAPOW power!! here he is with all that KAPOW!!!

My gorgeous budette and I decided to challenge ourselves with a sketchy make the other night so thats what I used for this little guy! if you neeeeeed to have a look at the yummy sketch it is an oldie from Mojo Monday and here it is...
yummy scrummy!!! right got to go, I will be back later with a Forgotten Funky post so feel free to pop back in, I like visitors!!!!! he he he!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Narwhal love.....

Image- Narwhal Love from saturated Canary.
Seam Binding- Limoges Blue from the Ribbon Girl.
Hi peeps!!
Well I couldn't resist a little make this afternoon with one of the stunning new images in the Saturated Canary shop!! and I wanted to play along in The Ribbon Girl challenge blogs 'anything goes' challenge too so a good old bit of multi tasking for the afternoon made me quite happy!!!!

I used my same old fav colour promarkers to colour her up and then layered up a few yummy papers from the Prima 'All about me' stack...ooooh its yummy and totally stroke only but I just had to use a couple of sheets!!! and talking about 'buy it and keep it yumminess' I actually managed to break out my seam binding from The Ribbon Girl...gulp...I even cut it wit scissors...yes there were small wimpers as I did!! I added a little twine bow and a aster daisy to the top just to finish it all off.

I am quite proud of myself for keeping it fairly CAS!! go me!!!

Oh and don't forget that there is a mini challenge going on over on the Saturated Canary Facebook page!! you can read about it HERE on our Facebook page.

Right, I am off to soak in a lovely bath and then do some lovely chilling! Thank you for popping in on me!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Love my boy....

Image - Love my Boy from Complete Cardmaking issue 47 freebie.
Papers- Random mix clearance box from DTDF.
Dies- Die Namics blueprints 3.
Die Namics blueprints 7.

Hi everyone!!I'm back again with a boy post!! he he he!! well I thought we have had so many girlie posts lets get a boy one in!!

I used the adorable little Love my Boy freebie that came with the Complete Cardmaking magazine here in the UK, its Issue 47 so if you google it they might still have some left somewhere!!

Hope you like him. I was in my normal lets get a die-namics blueprints set out and splodge it all on mood!!! :) I love how it came out. I have a huge pile of totally delicious papers from the DTDF clearance bundle I got and this little selection of papers came out of those, they are gorgeous. Its so much fun to have a rummage and pop them into action!!

I think we will probably give this one to Mo for valentines day from us, its a Mo kinda card!!

Right a cuppa and bloggy womble is calling me!! 

Thanks for popping in!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Passion for promarkers challenge 232...Anything Goes!!!

Image- Ellie says Hi, available from Tiddly Inks on 3rd February.
Papers- American Crafts My girl.
Browns- Burnt sienna, caramel and sandstone.
pinks- Burnt orange, coral,sunkissed pink and blush.
Blues- Midnight blue, Denim blue and pastel blue.
Morning everyone!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and this week its a super lush one chosen by our Nic of....
Anything Goes!!! 
but don't always, to be eligible for our prize draw 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.

This week we are sponsored by....

For my card I used one of the super cute new release stamps coming from Tiddly Inks. They will be available from the 3rd February (so no emailing Christy and asking why they aren't there yet!!!)
I think there is nothing more fun than just letting yourself dream away when you make a card, no theme to follow just you and a bit of whatever you fancy!!!

Don't forget to pop on over to the PFP blog and drool over the girls makes, they are all so delicious.I am off to visit them all with my cuppa in hand now!!

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

Monday 27 January 2014

Cupcake Thief.....

Morning peeps!!

How are you all this gorgeous monday morning? great I hope. I am still at work but I am sure it is a gorgeous day all the same! he he he he!! I will be home around 7:10am for a huge mug of espresso to keep me going for the school run and then its head to the pillow for the day when I get back!
Onto my gorgeous make for today! I do love this card, thinking of sending it to myself!!! lol!!! 

I am pretty lucky because my weekend always starts with my make for my blog post here on a monday and I always totally enjoy that make. I kick back, pop spotify on and just make away whilst my little guy pootles around enjoying his saturday morning! its fab. We are early risers so then we have all day to chill and play together, I love it!!

And lets be honest if you have an awesome set of Die-Namics Blueprints 3 and a pile of stroke only, use if you must Pion papers it makes card making super easy! there are so many awesome combo's it can get on your card base for you. I adore scruffing up edges and layering, it just makes it feel all homey and cute! I was lazy this weekend and crafted at the table in our lounge so it was scissor scuffing instead of my Distrezz it all tool but the edges still look scrummy and I do so love a layered up torny bit, I think they look so neat. My friend Chris taught me how to do that a few years ago at a demo and I always think of her when I do one of these. I added a little cotton twine bow to this one.

I am popping her over on the challenge on DP2 which is lots of layers.

Right enough Lou waffles boring you over your breakfasts!!!

Thanks for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 23 January 2014

Its a SOG kind day!!!

Hi peeps!!

Today I am having a pottering kinda day! you know one of those days where you just make whatever you fancy and go with the flow?! yup a kinda Spunky Sprite kinda day!!!! I love me so happy and she screamed happy at me this morning so I just had to pop her on some form of card!!!

It was very much a case of grab some papers from my stroke only pile, grab a Blueprints set with a bow die on it so I can play along with the challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is Bow Dies and just splodge it all on!! yey!!!! super fun!!

I coloured her up last week with my promarkers and a touch of sparkle, she's just adorable. You can just about make out some of the sparkle on her wings, flower in her hair and dress on this picture below, I am not sure I will ever master the showing of the sparkliness when taking bloggy pictures!!!

I added a whole tonne of little punched flowers too...I told you I was in a splodge it all on kinda mood!!! but to be honest the Dienamics Blue prints 3 set makes such a beautiful base and I really loved adding some teensy blooms to it for her to hide in!

Right, after being blurgh poorly yesterday my tummy is rumbling away for some lunch today so I am off to feed it!! Thank you so much for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Tiddly Inks challenge 125...Tag you're it!!

Image- Everyday Princess from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- My Girl from American Crafts.
Die- Tim Holtz Tag and bookplates.
Morning peeps!!

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

...oh yeah... I almost cried at this one!! but luckily I had a tricksie up my sleeve in the form of a gorgeous blogging friend who is a total tag queen, Catherine, oh my her tags make you drool, so I spent a good cuppa looking through her tags before I started mine!!

I printed my little Everyday Princess out 3 times so I could ra-ra up her skirt!! he he he!! oh I so used to love my ra-ra skirt when I was little!! then it was just a case of splodging it all together to make a tag!! I added a little gauze and one of the little mini topper sentiments from my paper stack.

For the top of the tag I just turned around one of the bookplates from my die set and glued it on adding a squidge of ribbon and a flower from my stash.

So pop on over to the challenge blog and drool over the rest of the girls creations, I am warning you that you may need a tissue before you go!!! the tags are just awesome and I will totally be bookmarking that one for inspiration!!!

Mo and I had our first go at making fudge last night! it was tonnes of fun!! and its super yummy too!! he wanted to make chocolate flavour so that was even better!! today I am going to pop and get some more bits so I can make a WW fudge for me!!! here's the recipe I will be using if anyone out there wants it!! and today we are on a gingerbread house! I love that he still wants to do these things with mummy at 9, I am treasuring every moment with my little guy!!

Have an awesome day peeps!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 20 January 2014

Make a scene with magnolia? ooooh yes please!!!!

coloured with promarkers.

Morning everyone! 

I hope you are all waking up to magical mondays!! I just had to have a magnolia day for mine! I just love them so much, and there are a tonne of totally gorgeous papers and Doo Hickey dies to choose from too so  I thought all out Magnolia monday would be fun!!!

I was totally oooh and ahhhhh'd by my gorgeous crafty friends LindaBecky and Jenny with the Totally Tilda blogs Masking challenge so I just had to join in!!

I just let myself go with colouring her up. I masked her up with some frisket and then stamped the background over her, then whipped off the frisket and there I had a lovely little scene!! 

Here is a bit more of a blingy shot to show the sparklies I added with my clear star sakura pen. She has a beautiful shimmer around her and on the flowers,fence and tree's too..

I am still practising the just a hint of colour on clothing and I love how gentle this came out, love my blender pen!!! he he he he! I went for colouring my grass and tree's with a tonne of dots, all greens and browns dotted in together.

I wanted the fence to pop out from the card so I attached it with my tiny attacher. The gauze is from my crafty stash.
 ...and here's a liey down oooh look at the pop picture!! he he he he!!!

She really is a sweetheart.

Right, time for a cuppa and a snuggly with Mo before school. Have a great day everyone and thank you so much for popping in on me

huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 19 January 2014

I love coffee!!!!

Morning everyone!!!
(yes I know its lunchtime but I was working last night so I have only just got up!!!!)

Last wednesday was my share a make day over on the Get Funky and Craft blog and I thought I had popped it on my bloggy too but its not here!! lol!! so you get to see it today!!!

I paper pieced it up using the Huge Funky Love download papers ( my favs!!!)
Huge Funky Love downloadable craft word book
Isn't it just gorgeous? I love the wordbook downloads...oooh thinking I might have to get going on one again, I haven't done one for a while!! But for this card I used the A4 papers Anice included in the download.

I printed the papers out and then printed my coffee cup on top of them so I could paper piece it up. The little coffee bean is stolened from Mo's coffee bean collection!!! 

Anice has been working on some new bits for the shop too, and I have to tell you that that one with the penny farthing bikes on is oooooooooh delicious!!!!!!!

Right then, time for a good cuppa and a bit of a bloggy womble!! then I am going to chill out with some colouring, I haven't stamped a tilda in a while and she is calling me!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 16 January 2014

Bubble Heart.....awwwwwww

Image- Bubble Heart from Mo's digital pencil.
Papers- My girl from American Crafts.
Dies- Marianne Designs craftables Tab with Text.
Martha stewart lattice heart punch
(thank you Lis, mwah mwah xxxxx)

Hi everyone!! 
I am sneaking in with a quick night time post tonight! The challenge over at DP2 is 'Something New' so I just had to print out the new image, 'Bubble Heart', I got and play along, its just gorgeous.

Hubster is away in London until late at a meeting so I have popped  in my 'Twilight' dvd and got busy on his valentines card! go me!!!!

I just tend to splodge stuff on when I make a card! I love layers and distressing edges and of course a good splodge of Lord timmie Distress inks is always good!!!!

Right I am off to snuggle down on the settee and watch the rest of my movie...mmmmmmm sparkly Edward...mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Something colourful.....

Image- By Royal Decree from Tiddly Inks 
( she is retired..sob sob sob!!)
Papers- MME Quilting Bee.

Morning everyone!!

I hope you are all waking up to wonderful wednesdays!! Its a bit rainy and dull here but its all sunny in my head with gorgeous temperatures!! romfl!!!

Over on the Tiddly Inks fan page on Facebook we are having our first Facebook challenge!! The theme is 'Something Colourful'. All you need to do is join our page, get your fav Tiddly Inks images/stamps out and a tonne of colour to play along!! then add your photo to the album on this link, so easy! 

I chose this little cutie, By Royal Decree, for my make. She is such a sassy little sweetheart!! I layered up some of my fav MME stroke only papers by using the uber gorgeous Die Namics Blue prints 3 die set ( this set oodles! its so easy to layer up a card with these dies!!) fussy cut my princess and foam dotted on her on the top!

Here's a bit of a bling shot of the sparklies on her dress!! cute!!!
 Right!! gots to go!! school run and Weight Watchers weigh in are calling me!!!

Huge hugs and thank you's for popping in! don't forget to leave me a comment so I can pop back in on you when I get home!!!

Lou xxx

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Passion for promarkers challenge 230....Just a Fairytale....

Good morning peeps!!

how are you all today? great I hope.
Its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and this week its a fabulous theme......

Just a Fairytale.

We are sponsored by Letraset this week.

Don’t forget, as always, to be eligible for our prize draw 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.

I love this theme! it inspired me into a few days of princessy makes!!! there's nothing like girly fun!!

The promarkers I used on my gorgeous Charmings were...
Skin- Burnt orange, coral,sunkissed pink and blush.
Hair- Burnt sienna, caramel and sandstone.
BrownsBurnt sienna, caramel and sandstone.
Blues- Midnight blue, Denim blue and pastel blue.
yellow flower centres- mustard and pastel yellow.

Once she was all coloured up it was time for some yummy paper fun a la magnolia stroke only stash of papers and a bit of distress ink!!! I can't remember where all my flowers are from, they just came out of the flower stash box and got glued in!! but they do look gorgeous in that little corner!!

Right, time for a cuppa and a bloggy wombley!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 13 January 2014

You Moove me......

Bazzill cardstock- Ivy and Fern.
coloured with Promarkers.
Moooo-ning everyone!!!
he he he he!! well, with a stamp as cute as this is just had to be done!!! 

I am at work at the minute so I am hoping blogger is being good and posting this for me because as soon as I get home from dropping little Mo off at school I will be crashing into bed!! night shifts are awesome but that head hitting the pillow moment can't come soon enough after driving to school and back!!!

I loved making this card! I even had the best cow skin pattern paper to make the card up with and I was so excited about that! I really do love Chrissy Armstrong's animals, they are just so beautifully drawn and so easy to stamp, plus too much fun to colour!!

And I couldn't resist layering up some grassy edges along the bottom too :) I think they look so sweet and it just makes the card pop a little.

I am on a not a lot or no sentiment at all thing at the moment. I don't know why really, I just seem to of forgotten to add them recently! I can think of some supercute ones for this little cow though so I better get on it and  add one before it goes in a little plastic bag to sit on my desk forever!! lol!! 

Thank you for popping in on me! I will be noseying in on you all when I get up later!!
huge hugs Lou xx

Friday 10 January 2014

Saturated Canary....Reader....

 Image- Reader from Saturated Canary.
Papers- MME Quilting Bee.
Morning peeps!!!

the gorgeous Saturated Canary DT have got a lovely post full of inspiration for you this morning, ooooooooh its a good one! you don't want to miss it, the creations are soooo pretty you will be drooling all over your pooter keyboard!!! 

And this gorgeous little wooden plaque using 'Reader' is my make. I used some of my stroke only MME Quilting Bee papers and some flowers from my stash, a bit of gauze and a die cut heart, glued it all on in a splodgy Lou manner and voila!! she was done!!

 I stepped out of the comfort zone of fussy cutting and just ripped around the edges of her and then added some distress ink, that was sooooo much fun! I am going to do that a whole lot more. She has some glossy accents on her glasses to get the real glass colour change look. I think you can just about see it on the first piccy!

The plaque is gorgeous, I got them  ages ago and they have just been sat (....admittedly under the pile of poo on my craft table and I found them the other day during the mass tidy up mission!!!) but ooooh I think I need some more now! 

Right then, I best go get on! I haven't done Mo's pack up yet and Scott is at work today too ( for overtime :(  I love my date days with Scott :( ...more boo for overtime....) ah well, more crafty time it is then!! romfl!! 

Thank you so much for fighting past the tumble weeds to come see me!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Tiddly Inks challenge....CAS...

Morning peeps!! 
its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and oh my did this one have us in a spin!!!! this weeks challenge is.....


yup, you read it right...CAS....arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! oh my. I struggled with this one sooo bad! so in the end I thought nothing could be more CAS than the coloured image and papers from the Chemical Love mega stamps and paper set! phew!! thank goodness Da Boss thinks of these awesome coloured art sets!!!!

OOOOOOoh and while I am Tiddlying...omg you should see the new ones....eeeep you are going to LOVE them...but thats all I am saying!! he he he he!! I am such a tease!!!!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 6 January 2014

Talk to the Bear......

Papers- MME Quilting Bee.

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!! 

awwwwwwww how totally cute is this little lady?!!!! I simply adore her!! I really loved colouring her up, a bit of promarker time on a sunday evening is always awesome for relaxing a Lou!!!

I have been practicing with my colouring over the last couple of weeks trying to perfect 'the not colour it all over but blend it in' thing and I love how she turned out. I made the bear all fluffstery by dotting my blender pen all over him.

Then it was time to have some fun with those gorgeous Quilting bee papers from MME, now I have to tell ya'll these papers are strictly stroke only but I just had to use them because they just walked up and made me!!! he he he he!!! but in all seriousness it took me forever to do that tear in the layer because I was sobbing at using the papers.....!!!!

I used a few of the scraps left over from my die cutting from my last card. I covered one of the little hearts with some of the paper, cut it out and then layered one of the top layer on it, cute!!! she is off to play in the Anything Goes challenge over on the DP2 challenge blog too!!!

Right, I gots to go! I have a day of snuggling and playing with the little guy before he goes back to school tomorrow. I have to say we have had the best christmas break this year. I made the conscious decision to have a crafting close down over the holidays and it was just fabulous to indulge in family time. My family is just my world and we loved spending it just doing family stuffs! yup, mostly just goofing around and giggling at my mum actually reversing her mobility scooter into into someone's motorbike and knocking it over......!! but aren't families just the best?!!!!

Have an awesome day everyone! Huge hugs Lou xx

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Father and Daughter.......

Image- Father and Daughter from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Morning peeps!!
I hope you all had a lovely new year. 

I had some lovely relaxing crafty time yesterday. It was such a nice day. I crafted while Mo watched Lazy town...under the chair..on the floor next to me!!!!!! Poppy was not best pleased as that is her normal spot so she snuggled under my feet instead!! 

We went to my mum's for lunch with my Grandad and then had a lovely lazy afternoon at home. Scott and Mo popped out so Mo could buy himself some Tombstone Valley figures and Poppy and I did some 'Lie Down' training. She did fabulously bless her. She loves to sit on my lap! here is a picture of her yesterday afternoon showing me she still fits on my knee......sigh.......
Photo: "Mummy I do stills fit, right here on your knee......."

Anywhoo, I had a birthday card to make for a gorgeous friend of mine and this is what flowed out of my crafty little fingers!! he he he!!!

I matched my promarker colours into my papers and just let it all flow away. I love love love this image,its just beautiful and a total joy to colour.

Right, I need to find some clothes for Mo and get us sorted for a dog walk, a little fresh air first thing in the morning is just the ticket!!

huge hugs and thank you for popping in on me

Lou xxxx