Monday 30 June 2014

Mimo Sailor Boy....

coloured with promarkers.
Morning everyone!!
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

My make for you all today features the super cute new little Sailor Boy from Bildmalarna, I just had to buy him as soon as I saw him. I just love him.

I coloured him up with my promarkers and then mounted him on some kraft card and then it was time to play with those stroke only 'An Ocean of Strawberries' Bildmalarna papers, they are just wonderful. I chose a couple of the beach themed ones, mounted them on kraft too and added them to my little gable end box with some gardeners tape, twine and the cutest lifesaver charm ever ( ...that I can't find in the shop to link for you..sob sob!!!)

Well, thats me for today! I will be at work until 7am and then slinking under my duvet to sleep it all off!!! have a lovely day everyone!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday 27 June 2014

Football birthdays!!!

Morning peeps!!!
Its the time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies' showcase!!! each month the fabulous Funkettes are over on our blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads/cd's. 

Today's showcase is centred all around the gorgeously funky and zingy 'Colour Me Happy papercraft factory' cd rom. Just look at these stunning papers, 276 of them and 35 resizable digi stamps!!! It is cram packed full of delicious papers and digital images along with a fabulous workspace platform for you to work with them in before you print them out.... so they are most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!

Colour Me Happy

So at £6.99 for the cd rom its a blooming bargain!!!!

For my make I decided to go boy!! lol! I resized the sporty balls digi to as big as I could get in in the workspace and then sized up the 1 to match the size of the ball using the 'order' buttonwhich lets you pop one layer on top of another ( I love that function! its fab for layering up the papers before you print them out!!) then I chose 2 papers. Now the good thing about the workspace is that all the colours of the alpha's co-ordinate with whatever colourway you have chosen...perfick!!!!

I cut out my matting pieces and then added a squidge of 'so holographic it actually makes your head spin' paper just peeking through in a small layer and the job was done. A quick but really eye catching card me thinks. I just need some poor unsuspecting football mad little boy to push it upon now!! lol!!! I am sure there will be one out there somewhere!!

Thank you for popping in!! don't forget to hop on over to the Get Funky DT blog to peek at all the fabulous makes, those girls know how to rock a showcase!!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Diva's by Design challenge...Favourite stamp.

 Stamp- I do from LOTV.
Morning all!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Diva's By Design challenge blog and this week its another absolutely fabulous challenge. Its....

Use Your Favourite Stamp
You can use a digi, clear or rubber stamp, maybe its just an awesome sentiment you love, a cute character or a great background, be sure to let us know in your post!
We are sponsored by Stamp and create this week.

This stamp is definitely my fav at the minute. I just love it. I coloured it up with my promarkers and then cut it out to nestle it safely in another one of my explosion boxes! they look so sweet.

I added a couple of cuts of the heart stems and rolled daisy around them too.Here's another piccy of them in their little loved up scene!! lol!!
Right, time to pootle off! I have another one of these gorgeous boxes on the go (..with the same stamp!! lol!!) and I want to get that all finished up this morning whilst I wait in for little Mo's iPad to return from having the glass fixed! 

Thank you for popping in on me and huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Passion for Promarkers challenge 253...Rags to Riches...

Stamp- 'Time Flies' from LOTV.
Browns- Burnt sienna, caramel and sandstone.
pinks- Burnt orange, coral,sunkissed pink and blush.
Greens- Olive greaan and pear green.
Tonne of blender pen!!
Morning peeps!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and this week its been chosen by our gorgeous Shelly, its a fun one this week too!! Shelly has set us the theme of ....

Rags To Riches!!
so think of recycling bits and bobs to use on your creations.
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).
Our generous sponsor this week is Polkadoodles and they are offering one lucky winner a prize of 2 gorgeous digis – ‘Fredericka chic’ and ‘Fredericka debutante’.

So I just had to use my lovely supercute gorgeous new Time Flies stamp from LOTV for my make and of course, when I went to the shop to buy them on the birthday open day my stamps were put into this gorgeous little kraft LOTV bag! so that was what got recycled!!! along with a takeaway coffee cup wrap!! (piccies below of before I attacked them!!!).

Here's a closer piccy of my coloured image...
awwwww, isn't she just soooo cute!! she actually has a bit of sparkle on her dandelion clock but the disaster that is Lou taking a photo just couldn't capture it!

Then it was time to add some gorgeous papers and die cuts from the coffee cup wrapper to make my flowers and hearts and hey ho!! it was done!! Here is a piccy of my bag and coffee cup wrap looking rather less gorgeous than they do now (..yes, they did have a word with me about showing them without their make up on but I assured them they looked so much better now!!! he he he!!)

Right, I am off for a cuppa. I am still a squidge tired from yesterday's no sleep but oh my was sports day just magical!! Mo absolutely loved it and we absolutely loved being able to share it with him. If I could only put into words how awesome Mo's school is for you all I would be happy to..however it would be the longest blog post in the entire world!!!! Its not often you find a school that strives to make every single day your children are at school child centered and so much fun. Its sadly a dying tradition here in the UK as schools seem to be leaning more and more towards constant testing of those precious formative years in a childs life. I am super grateful that Mo's school are the way they are, which frankly reeps way more benefits in the childrens learning than any other school I have seen! The children have SAT's but those too are done in the most wonderful way. Can y'all tell I am soooo happy Mo is there?!!!

Right, kettle boiling! have a wonderful day everyone!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 23 June 2014

You're Special...

Morning peeps!!

I hope you all had super weekends! I did! I didn't want it to end!! I have had a great time playing with my new Die- Namics Blue Prints 15 die set! ooooooooh its just fabulous! and I have a new fav sentiment stamp set too!!

The Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler is just the most amazing stamp set! I found this little 'you're special' on there and it was just perfect for this card, it fits on the little tab in the die set perfectly!

Well I am hoping this posts as I am still at work! and there will be no time for catching zzzzz's today as its Little Mo's sports day this morning. I am going to wear sunglasses so no-one notices me snoring away should I fall asleep!!! Luckily I will have Scott to lean on and prod me should I doze off!!!!

Thank you for popping in!!
hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 21 June 2014

Funky Hand new release...Wash it all away!!

 Papers- Wash It All Away from Funky Hand.
Morning all!!!

I am actually amazed that I managed to get this to post today! I have had a right pa lava with my blog this week and haven't been able to post anything since monday but wohoooooo!! whatever gremlins have been hiding out here seem to off pootled off now so I am up and running again!!!

So today I am very excited to share the new 'Wash It All Away' download from Funky Hand. Its a gorgeously classic gruney and distressed papers download and I LOVE it!!!

I had a very special little guys birthday card to make a few weeks ago and it was just perfect for it. 

I love getting the most from my digital papers so I go for a range of things when I am playing with them!! I print them out, I import them into my Sil Designer edition software, I cut them out with my sil machine!! oooh the fun you can have with digi papers is totally endless!!!
I turned my little shoes into a little hanging for roo. I love making cards but sometimes it feels sooo good to do something different. I made a matching little box too!!...

Right, time for a cuppa me thinks!!
Please pop in on the gallery for the 'Wash It All Away' download because it is full of stunning makes from the Funky Hand DT.
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 16 June 2014

A pion shoe...yes please!!!

Morning everyone!!!

I bet you all sigh when you get to monday and you know its Lou posting day!!! but oooooh I had so much fun making my DT make for today!!

I had some very extremely stroke only Pion Designs papers to use ( link up under the first photo) and the 12x12 sheet of deliciousness was way too gorgeous to just plomp on a card Lou style I decided I just had to go for something more oh la la!!!

I used a shoe cutfile I have had for a while and went for it. I am not sure I have ever been so careful with a piece of cardstock as I was with this one! I did the entire shoe and all its decoration with one sheet and had enough left over to make a matching tag!! go me!!!

 The little pearly stamens and the brown organza ribbon are from my Lou stasheroo. Here's the back of the shoe...
And here's underneath. I used my sil DE software to make the age look like a continental shoe size and the name look like a shoe designer!! lol!! daft Lou!!!
Thank you for popping in!! I am still at work as this posts but will be home and snuggled in bed in an hour or so!!! I finish at 7am!!! bath and snuggles with Mo then bed!!! Scott is driving Mo to school this morning so I can just relax and not worry about being sooo sleepy on the school run,it worries me greatly driving when I am so tired so Scott has jiggled his work hours, he's a super star!
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 15 June 2014

Tiddly Inks new release and SALE!!!!!

Papers- Bo Bunny Vicky B collection pack.
Morning everyone!!
I am so excited today because I have been so desperate to share this card for a couple of weeks now!!!
The stamp is from the Tiddly Inks new release for today and there are sooooo many cute ones, you will neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed them all!!!

I had fun masking a few of the stamps together, thats the magic of clear stamps and I love it!! First I wanted the sentiment quite big so using the digi Monkey around set, I played around with its size and then printed the sentiment onto my image piece. Then it was a case of stamping the stamps around where I wanted those uber cute lil monkey and wryn stamps. I love combining media to get to where I need to be!!!

Right, got to go walk the pooches and then get some bits done before work tonight!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 14 June 2014

Miss Personality......

Image- 'Miss Personailty' from Saturated Canary.
3D Box Calendar file- Lori Whitlock.
Morning everyone!!

Its time for another Facebook challenge on the Saturated Canary Stamps page and this time we will be showcasing the gorgeous 'Miss Personailty' image.

I have to say this is one of my favourite kinds of challenge because I get so excited to see how the same image can be used so differently by everyone and I just LOVE to nosey in on all those different styles, its just awesome to see.

I decided to treat myself to a little box calendar. I have always wanted to make one of these and saw Lori Whitlock's in the sil store and was on it like a hotcake!!!! How cute is it?!!! I love it!!

I added a couple of my fav flowers. I adore these Prima Powder puffs, they are just divine and soooo soft too, its like a snuggle and a flower all in one!! he he he!! but sooo cool for a bit of pop and pow too.

Everything you need for the calendar comes in the file and its just so easy and fun to put together. I had a total blast making this.

Right, off for a cuppa now, I have a few crafty bits to do today as Mo is in the loom band zone sat next to me so we are going to craft together!!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone, thank you so much for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 12 June 2014

I am a Mermaid....!!

Image- I am a Mermaid.
Morning everyone!!
Its Lou in this morning with a little post for you!! I just had to have a play with the gorgeous new I am a Mermaid image for my post, would be rude not to ;) he he he!!!

I decided to let my imagination go and go for full on mermaidy colours and sparkle, I hope they come up ok in the pictures. Here are a couple of the plaque...I will make these things that are like totally impossible to take a picture of....sigh...!!! lol!!!!

I made a little wall hanging and added some of my teeny beach comber Lou shells. I love these small shells, I pick some up every time we go to the beach!!!
The large seaweedy vines are made with the Die- Namics Large Leafy Flourish, its just perfect for sea scenes!!! and the little ones are Joy Crafts swirl 2.

Thank you for poppping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Diva's by Design...Anything magnolia....

Morning peeps!!
its time for a new challenge over on the Diva's By Design challenge blog and its another fabby one this week!! its an Anything Goes with Magnolia stamps again!! I have to say this is one of my fav themes!! I can inky up a Magnolia any day!!! and we are sponsored by the brilliant magnolialicious this week too.

I went for a bit of something for my little Mo- ster!! he is just getting into these match attax Brazil football card thingies and we have little piles of them popping up all over the place so I thought I would make him a little bit of storage for them!!!

Then it was time to colour up an 'oldie but a goodie' Edwin. I have had this stamp for sooooooo long! Mo chose it from the shop himself when he was 4 so I know its an old one!!! but its a gorgeous one too and just perfick for boy stuffs!!

Right, off for a walk in the sunshine now!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Dad it!!!

Image- Vintage Truck from Tiddly Inks.
Promarkers- Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone.
papers- We r memory keepers Travel Light.
Morning peeps!

I am cheating a squidge today and combining 2 DT challenges in one post! go me for multi- tasking!! he he he!!!!
So its a brand new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and its a sketch challenge this time with a lil sketch from....ME !! he he he!! 
This is the sketch...nice and easy Lou styley!! 
and its an awesome one for the new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog too, chosen by our gorgeous Nic, which is....
One for the boys/men.
Don’t forget you can make anything you want, it doesn’t have to be a card, all creations are welcome.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme.
The passion for promarkers challenge is sponsored by..

Phew!! so now the 'about the challenges waffles' is over I can waffles about my card!! lol!! I just had to use the stunning new ' Vintage Truck' image from Christy over at Tiddly Inks.I am totally in love with it, I adore its manliness and those sketchy lines just scream awesome at me!! I went for a good old 3 colour sepia kinda combo on it with my fav brown promarker combo and then it was just a case of some die cutting layering up goodness on the card base. I went square to show that you can move the sketch into a square card easily.

Then I just had to have a play with my Silhouette and filling my shapes with a pattern...ooooooh that is so much fun!! I have never done it before and I felt like Wonder Woman!! romfl!!!!! please excuse my dodgy handwriting on the sentiment but excited took over!! lol!!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 9 June 2014

Block out Geekin' it!!

Lace- Taupe details.
Hi everyone!!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend. I did. we soaked up a whole tonne of family time again and had a fabulous beach day yesterday.

Today I am just a huge mahoosive bit in love!! omgosh! Little B's Block Out die set?!!! Its just the best!! I just love it!!! 

I can so see this getting used tonnes in my cards and scrapping now!! I love the negative cut they leave, plus you get all those little letters to use again! win win!! and it comes with the most handy magnetic storage system built in. I think I stroked it for at least 10 mins before I used it!! he he he!!!

I coloured my stamp with promarkers and then gave all the papers a good splodge of Vintage Photo distress ink.

This card realy didn't need too much Lou froo froo because the 'Thank you' just totally made it for me. I mounted the image card on some foam tape to really make the words pop and I just love love love how it came out.

And those papers...ooooooohh just love those too!! Don't you just love it when you have a totally love card making night?!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 7 June 2014

Funky Fella's dad bag!!

Evening everyone! 

Well!! how dopey am I? I have only just realized that I didn't publish this on my own bloggy  on tuesday!!! dopey here had it sat in draft on my own blog and scheduled over on the Get Funky blog!!! derrrrrr!!!! I have been busy getting bits ready for fathers day! I decided to alter a paper bag using the gorgeously manly Funky Fella's paper pack. This pack of papers is often forgotten about but I just love them....though I only have about 4 full sheets left..sob sob sob :( here's a piccy of whats in the pack, there are 10 sheets with 2 of each design ....

Funky Fellas papers
A few of my favorite die cuts popped in use and the bag was done!! its ready to be stuffed with some socks and other dad stuff :)

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Tiddly Inks new release...Shine Bright- Flapper Couple...

Image- Shine Bright- Flapper Couple from Tiddly Inks.
Promarkers- Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone,blender.
Morning peeps!
I hope you are all waking up to a wonderful wednesday. Its a super soggy one here so I am hoping it is going to brighten up for Armed Forces day. I live in a village near 2 airfield that planes take off for the Battle of Britain memorial flight and I don't want to miss it.

I am popping in today to share my make with the gorgeous new couple from Christy at Tiddly Inks, Shine Bright- Flapper couple. I just absolutely adore them, as soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to make a birthday card for Scott's Nanna with them, they are just so cute.

I went for vintage photograph tones for this one by using just 3 colours and my blender pen. I added a cute little Errol Flynn moustache to the guy!! I LOVE how they came out!!! I added some bling (...that I really really couldn't get a blooming photo of so had to resort to fully frontal light pointing mode on my camera!!!!!)

Here's a piccy of the whole card...
Aren't they just adorable?! 

Time for the school run! Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Tiddly Inks new release....Ricky Hanging around!!

Image- Ricky hanging Around from Tiddly Inks.

Good morning gorgeous peeps of the world!!

I am so excited this morning because I have been sitting on my hands for a couple of weeks now because I was sooooo desperate to share this Ricky from the new release over in the Tiddly Inks store today.

Before I waffle on much more, you need to pop over to Christy's blog as she has a sale code for you all! wohooooo!!new releases and a sale!!!!!!!

There are 2 new releases today but I am going to share my 'Shine Bright- Flapper Couple' card tomorrow!! :) they are just soooo sweet! I love the new release so much I don't want to have them both share a post!! he he he!!! here is the 'Shine Bright- Flapper couple'..
eeeeeeeeeeeep!! aren't they just fabulous! I love his shoes so much! that cute little detail just catches my eye everytime!

Right, got to dash, need to make pack ups for small boys and have that all important morning cuppa!!!!

Huge hugs for you all!!

Lou xxx

Monday 2 June 2014

Sour cream cuteness!!

Stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Coloured with promarkers.
edges of paper inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink pad.
Tutorial for sour cream container HERE.

Morning everyone!!

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I have! it was my birthday on sunday and we had a lovely relaxed day. I was brought crumpets with golden syrup on and a cup of tea in bed at 4:54am and we had a lovely womble around the car boot sale at 7:30am, got myself some stamps and little flowers from the crafty man that was there. We walked the dogs and then just chilled for the rest of the day, just lovely!

So onto my makey for the day! I had a lovely little bit of crafty time and wanted to make Mo a little something for back to school day so I went straight for one of my fav Tiddly Inks stamps sets, Mini and Many friends and made a sour cream container I could stuff full of little penny sweets.

These little sour cream containers are too much fun for those little scraps of paper you have left or even good old loo rolls! I stole ....borrowed Mo's little crimpy tooly thing to pinch the tops and bottoms with that lovely wriggly pattern. A little button from my stash of zillions with a teensy bit of twine through and a good splodge of twine to the top and it was finished. 

Thank you for popping in everyone. Have a wonderful monday, I will pop in on you when I wake up after work.

Huge hugs Lou xxx