Tuesday 30 September 2014

Passion for Promarkers challenge 267....Make it feminine...

Images- Bride Mae and Kody with flowers from Some Odd Girl.
Skin- blush,sunkissed pink and coral
Hair Mae- Vanilla,putty and caramel
Kody- Burnt Sienna, caramel and sandstone
Mae's dress- sandstone and ivory
Warm greys 1-5

I'm back!!!!
Its a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog which has been set by our gorgeous Nic and she has chosen

'Make it Feminine'

 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.
Our sponsor for this week is Bugaboo and they are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 7 digis. 
bugaboo badge

I had a wedding card to make for 2 special ladies who are getting married. I love weddings, weddings and new babies are my favourite cards to make and I LOVED making this one. Kody and Mae were just perfect because they look exactly like the 2 brides! (..though they are not cartoony they are just like these 2 cuties!!) so Kody was changed into a girl for this one and merged with Mae.
Then it was time to add some floof Lou style!!!

Right, time to get myself into gear! there is a cup of tea with my name on and I rather need it since we got up at 4:25am...sigh!! lol!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 142...Make it Sparkle....

Background- Memory box Honey Comb stencil.

Morning peeps!! Its Tiddly Tuesday and y'all know what that means!!! new images popping into the shop and its time for another fun challenge here on the Tiddly inks challenge blog , and this time we want to see you get your Fairy thing going!! so the next challenge is...

Make it Sparkle!

so grab your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and get your bling on!!
Think glitter, gems, and sparkles!!

(**remember...We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc 
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image to be eligible for the prize**)

There are some swoony makes from our gorgeous Tiddly Inkers, so don't forget to pop in on the challenge blog to have a swoon at them!!!

So I just had to use Bee because I really wanted to use my new Honey Comb stencil!!! he he he! its the first time I have ever used a stencil and I can see an uber addiction coming on!! it was fabulous and sooo easy to ink up with my scattered straw and tea dye distress inks and then gave it a good old spray with some crafters companion spray and sparkle......which...I could not get to show up in the piccy?!!! arrrgghhhhhhh!!! Bee has some sparklies too in the form of little dots of clear star gel pen! she looks sooooo cute!! I love her!!!

Right, enough waffleage from me!! I will be back in a couple of hours with my Passion for promarkers DT post. 

Huuuuuuuuge hugs and thank you's for popping in on me
Lou xxxx

Monday 29 September 2014

Krafty Monkey....

Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!!! its my turn to post over on the Dies to Die For inspiration blog today.

I just had to schnaffle up CC Designs Latte Monkeyin the sale! at £3 he was an uber cute bargain and couldn't be missed!! he he he!!! and he was just perfect for a bit of Kraft and MME paper piecing fun!!! I stamped away with my memento Tuxedo black like a little production line of monkey cuteness!!

And to compliment the cuteness, I needed to break out my Die Namics Tag Builder 1. Its seriously soooo much fun! I made 3 different combos before finding the one perfect for this little guy and they were all equally gorgeous!!! I really love the little 4U.

Thank You for popping in
huge hugs Lou xx

Friday 26 September 2014

A creative romance challenge..In the Garden....

Stamp- Time Flies from LOTV.

ok, I'm back!!! 2nd post of the day but oh my am I excited about this one!!!...and a huge bit nervous too!!

I am very extremely uber proud to say that Jen and Becky from A creative Romance asked me to join their DT!!!!! eeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!!! I have been sooo sitting on my hands and collal gluing my tongue in not to spill the beans with you all fro a few weeks now!! I feel so on top of the world to be asked to join all the deliciously talented people on the team (..well, you always need a bit of a pants person on your DT right?!!! lol!!!!) so I am now an Elegant Artisan.....not too sure about the elegant bit....he he he!!!!

So onto our challenge.....which is...

In the garden

This challenge we are sponsored by Nikki from Bunnyzoes Crafts.

The girls are looking to start having regular Guest Designer Spots, so if you would like to have a go just pop GDT after your name in the linky over on the challenge blog.

For my make it just had to be an LOTV!!! and this little fairy is the cutest!! I even made my own little dandelion embellie a la cocktail stick and bead with thread!!! lol!! but it does look really cute tucked in all those flowers!!

So today is full of fun for us, first off we have the school harvest festival assembly...Mo has been practising the songs all week so I think we know most of assembly now!! lol!! then this afternoon its the schools Macmillan coffee afternoon. I am quite excited about this one, cakes, tea and time with Mo!! I cannot tell you how cool it is to be part of a little village school with true family values, its just wonderful. And here is my effort....I will probably go down in the schools history as ' that mamma that made the gross cake' but its the thought that counts right?!!!!!!!

Have a great day everyone and thank you for popping in on my uber exciting news :) I am so honored to join the girls.

Huge hugs Lou xx

Forgotten Funkies ...Spooky Dookie....

Papers and sentiment- Spooky Dookie from Funky Hand.

Good Morning everyone!!!
Its the time of month again when the Funkette's do their thang over on this months  'Forgotten Funkies showcase!!! we love to have a good old dig in the Funky Hand shop and play with those older downloads!!!

Today's showcase is centred all around the gorgeously funky and zingy 'Spooky Dookie' download. Just look at this craft backing paper collection packed with ghosts, bats and 'things that go bump in the night!' Full of eye catching bright green, purple, orange, black, white and toppers to go with them all included. So they are most definitely too good to be forgotten!!! and just in time for your halloween makes!! 

As usual the girls totally rocked this download so please pop into our DT inspiration blog and have a nosey! I love halloween!

I went for making my little Mo- nster a little treat bag....it was supposed to be for halloween....but....he found it........

10 out of 10 though for his cheeky recycling of the BOO into a badge!! lol!! little spook!!!

Right, I'll be back in a bit with something I have been so excited to share with you all....and a huge bit nervous too!! lol!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 22 September 2014

Autumnal Alva Music.....

sentiment made up by me in word!!
Hi everyone!

Lou in with a squidge of an autumnal make today!! we have had a busy weekend after a water leak in our downstairs loo and I needed to escape into fantasy land after all the painting, new floor, new skirting and hum drumness of repair were done!!

I dove into my Bildmalarna bulk paper pack like an excited child into their christmas stocking when it arrived, its wonderful, all 12x12 and all very stroke only but I broke into one sheet to make this card!! ....and I still have a 6x12 bit left to make another day!!!

The sentiment I made up myself and printed off in word on my computer and then cut it out with the stitched circle die from Blueprints 18 set.

Thank you for peeking in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday 19 September 2014


Papers- Teresa collins 'She said'.
Morning all!!

I hope you are all ready for that wonderful weekend feeling! I know I am. I love fridays. Scott has the day off on a friday and I love to hear him pootling around the house. It always makes friday feel so relaxed! we always have a special little treat (..today it was clotted cream scones with jam from the bakery..yum!!)....

So I thought I would pop in and share my 'Casey' make with you all. I actually pootled out into my craft room for the first time in months yesterday! for some reason I had migrated to my dining table in the house but yesterday I cleared all my stuff back out to my craft room and made myself a teeny space to craft!! it was wonderful! its still a big mess in there as I left it as it was half way through my sort out and never really carried on but I think I might get back on the mission this weekend and sort it out some more!!!

and..oh my oh my!!!! has anyone else had the mashoosive spider visit them yet? we got our visit last night and I kid you not, I was almost sick!! I do not 'do' spiders at all and this is a pint glass over this big beast!! Luckily Scott came to my rescue with the glass over the top, card slidey under, throw spider outty door trick but I was literally a mm away from treading on him when I found it!! arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Thank you for popping in, I am off to enjoy some Scott time!!
Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Passion for Promarkers challenge 265...make it digital!!

Image- Rocket Boy from Tiddly Inks.
(uber bargain alert..this lil guy is just $1 at the time of this blog posting!!!)
Olive green, pear green.
midnight blue,denim blue,pastel blue.
warm grey 5-1.
mustard, pastel yellow.

I'm back!! its a 2 posting Tiddly Kinda tuesday!! lol!!! This is my make for this week challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog.

So this week’s challenge which has been set by Marie from Team 1 and she has given us the theme of “make it digital”.  Marie has chosen a very easy theme this week, she would like you to use a digital element on your card i.e. image, sentiment or backing paper etc.  Whatever you make please remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  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 DigiStamp Boutique and one lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
DigiStamp Boutique logo

I just had to go boy and alien using the super cute little  Rocket Boy from Tiddly Inks. I think he is just gorgeous and his little sentiment came with him too. I coloured him up and then gave him somefluffy stuff smoke for his little burners!! too cute!!.......and stolen by Mo already!!!!

Right, time for a cuppa and a rest! I have a poopy cold that keeps coming back and getting me and the snot is flowing this morning!!!!

huge hugs for you all
Lou xxxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 141...Fairy Fun!

Morning world!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week its a most awesome, uber doober fun because its one of my favourites. Its....

Fairy Fun!!

so grab your fav Tiddly Inks fairy stamps or digis and get those wings in action!!!
( you will need to use a Tiddly Inks stamp/image to be eligable for the prize!)

I went for some good old colouring, paper piecing and stroke only paper fun for mine! I got a bulk pack of inkido paper from Dies To Die For and oh my! they are so stroke only I am not sure I will ever get through them!!! this one with the butterflies was just perfect for this fairy, I just really do find her so magical.

I'll be back in a while with my Passion for Promarkers challenge DT make,its another Tiddly because I am going for total tiddly tuesday feeling!! he he he!! its a boy make though because I felt the need to get some boyish makes done (...though it has already been stolen by someone small and Mo like so I doubt I will ever see it again!!)

Thank you for popping in on me
Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 13 September 2014

Pirate Lovejoy.....

Morning peeps!! yarghhhhhhh!!!
I got my boy and pirate thang on today!!  our next 2 week challenge over on our SATURATED CANARY STAMPS facebook page is all about the boys!!! so grab your fav boy Saturated Canary image, make a something!! ( it can be anything you like but it MUST be a FINISHED project) and pop in and add it to our FACEBOOK CHALLENGE 5 ALBUM.
I chose Pirate Lovejoy for my make, he really is too cute! I gave him a little stripy pirate top too!!! add a few boyish piratey bits of paper and fun and he was done! a good old bit of Lou splodging makes a fun card!! he he he!!!
The DT girls rocked this one! there's nothing like a good boy make to make you smile. Boy makes can be the toughest cards to make so a whole challenge of inspiration should really get us all some fabulous ideas for future boy makes too!!

Right, off to walk the dogs!!!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday 12 September 2014

Baby Dragon Queen....

Image- Baby Dragon Queen from Tiddly Inks.

Morning gorgeous peeps of the world!!!

Its time for Fab Friday with the Tiddly Inkers and oooooh did we rock it this week!!! but we are uber spoilt with gorgeous images so it makes it super easy to have fun!!

I just had to share my Baby Dragon Queen make with you all today. I totally fell in love with this one ( ..I so want to be daenerys targaryen when I grow up....!!!!) and I decided to go for something different and crop tem out into a heart die shape.

Little baby dragon is coloured totally with dots in a tonne of different dragonny colours because I couldn't decided what colour I wanted him to be and I wanted him to look scaley!!! I love how he came out.

So..now for the Lou lecture!!! I have seen so many posts on crafty groups I am a member of over on facebook, most of them are like ..." I know I am not as good as some of you but I wanted to share..." or " I have been colouring this image for hours and I am still not as good as you guys"...urgh.... crafting is not a competition people,its a loving community. Share your makes with pride, don't worry about what others think,if you love it thats all that matters.

I colour quick, 10 mins for each image, I faff about making the card bit for sometimes 30 mins but oh my I love what I do and I absolutely adore seeing each and every persons makes. So.....

Be yourself, be gorgeous and enjoy everything!!!

Huge squishy hugs
Lou xxxx

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Dark Queen..Tiddly Inks new release!!

Image- Dark Queen from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Arsenic and lace by Echo Park.
Morning everyone!!

How are you all this tuesday morning? I am sat kinda lost!! its my first day on my own without the little guy home! Scott took thursday and friday off last week and I slept yesterday after my night shift on sunday so its just me today and ooooh boy is it quiet!!!

I have sat and made a loom band and then I thought oooooh I should share one of my makes from the new Tiddly Inks release!! this one is Dark Queen and I love her!!! I decided on making my niece, boo, a card for halloween. We normally go trick or treating together but my big sister has moved 40 miles away now so we won't be able to go together this year :( so I made this card and Mo and I are going to tuck sweeties inside the box with it for her and pop it in the post!!!!

I made a little bottle of poison with beads and a little paper heart!! cute!!!

Right, thats me for today! huge hugs for you all and thank you for popping in on me

Lou xxx

Monday 8 September 2014


Morning everyone!!

I made myself go simple because I was desperate to try out my Blue Prints 18 die set!! oooh I know I always say it peeps, but its a GOOOOOOOOOD one!!!

I grabbed a stamp, coloured her up and then cropped her out with the solid circle die, then a layer for her with the stitched circle and onto the card base! One sheet of my Doodlebug designs Sugar Shoppe paper was all I needed for this one (which is good because that pad is very stroke only!!! he he he!!!) I used the two section dies and cut the same paper to keep it simples, just using the dotted border die in between the 2 layers on my atlantic blue mat to add some umpfles!!!

I cut the fishtail and then stamped my sentiment onto it, then cut the little button and added a little twine. It was just so relaxing to play with this Die Namics set,it really is a great one, going to have another play with it this week!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 4 September 2014

Crisscross Applesauce....

Morning everyone!!

Its Lou in with a share for you today using one of the stunning new rubber stamps from the Little Darlings rubber stamps Saturated Canary new release.

I popped myself out of my normal colours safety zone when I coloured her up because I fancied a bit of a challenge and soooo wanted her to match my gorgeous new Doodlebug design papers. I never normally colour to match my papers but its sooo good to challenge yourself now and again!!

right, got to go,its Mo's first day back at school and I am feeling a bit anxious for him...he on the other hand is currently bouncing his basketball around the living room....!! lol!!

Hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Divas by Design challenge blog..Tags!!

its time for a new challenge over on the Divas By Design challenge blog and this week its...

and we are sponsored by Live and love crafts.

oooh I do love making big tags at the minute,they are just so much fun. I don't know what to do with them afterwards but they are soooo much fun to make!!! and this stamp from LOTV is just perfect for it too because she is just cuteness in abundance!! I am going to end up with a whole tonne of these cute tags because the Die Namics Blueprints 9 set is just perfect for them! it gives you enough width and height to use a normal stamp and embellie away to your hearts content too!! perfect!!!!!

Right, thats me for today! Its the last day of the school holidays and we are going to walk the dog and then just hang out!!! I love my little guy so much and I love that he is not sad to go back to school but I am going to soak up every mamma moment I can get today!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 2 September 2014


Image- Genius from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Echo Park paper and glue.
burnt orange,coral,sunkissed pink and blush.
Caramel, mustard, gold,buttercup.
Soft green,mint green and psatel green.
burgundy,cardinal red,poppy.
Morning peeps!!

I am multi tasking this morning as I have Tiddly Inks 'Pop of Poppy' colour challenge and the Passion for Promarkers 'Back to school' challenge all in one day and the 2 went together

 soooo well for the little Genius from Tiddly Inks that I couldn't resist squooshing them together into one cute make for Mo!!

So the colour inspiration for Tiddly Inks comes from this delicious photo..

I thought I would uber struggle with this colour palette but it was actually a really gorgeous one to tap into!! Pop over to our challenge blog and see what the Tiddly Inkers have made for this one, they rocked it!!
So don't forget to grab your fav Tiddly Inks stamps/images and join in for the chance to win $6 to spend in the Tiddly Inks store!!!

And over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy who are giving away one stamp to the winner so 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).

Right, brekkie time for me! I zonked out at 8pm last night as the sleep deprivation from night shift then straight to the beach when I got home got the better of me!! I didn't wake up until Mo did at 5:54am this morning!!....and I still feel like I could grab a few more zzzzzz's!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 1 September 2014

Little Darling Saturated Canary new release......

Stamps- LDRS Saturated Canary  Novel and School House.
Papers- Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection.
Hi everyone!!

I am just a huuuuge bit excited!!! I have been playing with the new LDRS Saturated Canary stamps!! oh my...they are just gorgeous!!

And to celebrate their release Angie and her amazing DT girls are having a blog hop over on the Little Darlings Design Team blog. There are awesome prizes so please go and hop in on them and hop around the girls blogs for a chance to win!! you will need tissues for drool and wowness because they rocked it.

I used Novel and School House. They will be available from Dies To Die For here in the UK very soon too. I stamped Novel up on some Bazill Kraft card and then masked her up with my frisket film and then stamped the school house over the top of her, then it was a good old splodge of colour with my promarkers and hey presto... uber cute gorgeousness!!! I just adore this new release! and did you know....they are mounted, cut and even have the piccy on the mounting piece so you can see where you are stamping??? how uber cool is Angie for doing that?!! I absolutely love it, they come all ready to go!!! so exciting!

So grab that blog hop link above and go see the LDRS DT makes... do slip on any remnants of my drool on your way....!!!! lol!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Carved Tree.....

Morning everyone!

Hope you all had a fabby weekend! Its my turn to post over on the Dies to Die For inspiration blog and I fancied doing something a bit different this week and have had this stunning woodgrain stamp in my stash for a few months now and forgot about it until I was clearing my desk up some a couple of weeks ago.

I inked it p using the wonderful new Hero Arts Shadow inks, oh my!! they are fabulous!! (especialy if you are pretty pants at backgrounds like I am lol!!!) I used 'cup o Joe' on some Bazill Kraft cardstock and then you leave it to dry, while it is drying it smoooshes together and fills any gaps you missed!! WOW!!!!

Right, I am going to go and get a bath as I am just in from my nightshift and feel all gross and icky!! lol!!!

I'll be back later to share my make with a couple of the new LDRS Saturated Canary stamps.....oh man...they are delicious!!! like totally delicious..but I am not telling you anymore than that yet! lol!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx