Friday 28 November 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Sleigh Ride..

Morning everyone!!!

Its the time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies showcase over on the Get Funky and Craft blog !!! and each month our fabulous Funkettes will be here on our blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads and CD Roms. 

Today's showcase is centered all around the gorgeously funky and fabulously festive Sleigh Ride Download. Just look at this amazing collection of different backing papers and two wordbooks  included. 

Sleigh Ride Christmas craft backing paper collection contains Christmas backing papers with a quirky, bright colour palette including aqua,green and red. The backing papers contain designs that are perfect for your Christmas card creations but they also include many designs that can be used the whole year round on other projects. Take a look at the gallery to see the different card designs the Funky Hand Design Team created using this collection in the gallery over in the shop and some more recent makes below....

this download is most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!

Sleigh Ride downloadable backing papers.

Oh and don't forget!!! ALL the Funky Hand CDs and Betty Stamp collections are still priced at just £1.00 each over on the website 

So Betty wantedto get stamped up and play and I thought it would be rude not to listen to her so I stamped her on a few of my scraps from the card and paper pieced her up to match. And... I thought she looked sooo great too...then Mo came home from school..took one look at it and said...." Betty has a big red boobie mummy" was so matter of fact it was hilarious!! so here you have it, Betty merry and Bright with her big red boobie!!! lol!!

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

Thursday 27 November 2014

Mermaid Love.......

Morning everyone!

Today the Saturated Canaries are starting our next image showcase challenge over on our Saturated Canary Facebook page.

We are showcasing 'Love' today. There is just something magical about her and mermaids are just fabulous so we thought this would be a fun one to go for!

The prize, as always, will be 2 digital images of your choice from the shop and the rules are super simple too..

* you can enter ONLY ONCE
( this makes it fair for everyone )

* you can enter with any FINISHED creation but...IT MUST BE HANDCRAFTED
(digital colouring of Krista's images is not permitted in accordance to TOU's)

See!! simples! 

And here's the 'bling shot' of my make!! well, she neeeeeeeeded glitter and sparklies but I like to take a photo with no flashiness and bling doesn't show up in that!! 

Right, got to go! we are all quite dopey here this morning after an evening visit to A&E with little Mo! he is ok but has a cut up inside his nose (..the lovely lady Dr suspected a nose picking accident!!)  and the cut is getting a bit yucky so his nose is full of yucky looking scabs and blood and yuck!! lol!! nose drops are at the ready but he HATES them...sigh so its a bit of a job getting them in....sob sob...I have 7 days left of this!! lol!!! hey ho!!

Thank you for popping in on me
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Thank You.....

Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed pink and blush.
Midnight blue, Denim Blue and Pastel Blue.
Mustard and Tulip Yellow.
Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone.
Olive green and Pear Green.
Morning everyone!!

Its time for a couple of new challenges today so I sunk my teeth into both with an uber cute one make!! lol!!! I have had a hard tine getting back into the swing after my tummy bug last week so a no stress and fun make was just what I needed to perk me up!!

So, the challenges..!!
Grab your favourite Tiddly Inks Fairy stamp or digital image and think Thanks!!
(**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**)

So get out your Promarkers and go blooming crazy with flowers!! 

I decided to have a go at the lighter lines stamping again. Now, I will be honest, I kind of suck at it and need to practice some more ( like a lot more!!) but I do love that gentle effect that it gives so much.

I fussy cut around her and then popped her onto my card base with some foam so she stood out a bit!

Right, must dash, my tummy is rumbling louder than an earthquake!!!

Huge hugs for you all and Thank you so much for popping in on me

Lou xxx

Monday 24 November 2014

mini milk cartoon cuteness!!

Box file- Lori Whitlock 6 mini milk cartons and tote.
Stamp- Taylored Expressions Banner Holidays.
Morning everyone!

How did another monday fly in so quickly?? ok, I know! I can pretty much write off last week after being sick, I still feel rough and tired now but at least there's no icky feeling!! and we had a much needed family bubble weekend! Mo decided he is going to write a book too and made a start on that! love that little guy!!

Anyhow, its my turn to post over on the DTDF inspiration blog and I really had itchy use that silhouette and some lush papers feeling this week so I dug out some stunning papers from my bulk box buys and got to work.

I adore how this came out, I always forget how easy it is to use those 12x12 papers with my silhouette machine,it makes crafting sooooo much fun to slip out of card mode a little and use them for something neat and different.

I am going to fill the little cartons with travel mini's. Mo is going to choose them for his Aunty Lorraine and Uncle Stuart who are jetting off for chrimbles in the U.S.

Thank you for popping in on me,

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday 21 November 2014

Creative Romance challenge 37...Something Old.

I used..Old papers (prima 2010),
distressing, an old book page and old punches!!

Morning everyone, it's time a new challenge over on the A Creative Romance challenge blog, our theme this time is Something Old, so we want to see Something Old on your creation. You can use old papers, old style images, something old from your crafty stash! just grab whats old and make it into something new and beautiful!

Our Lovely sponsor Aurora Wings is offering our lucky winner your pick of 5 digi images from her beautiful shop! 
AuroraWings Blog Badge Wisteria

Now, no giggling but I stumped myself a little bit for this one because I was determined I was going to use my uber cute sunflower sprite!!...yup at the beginning of winter  wanted to use a sunflower!! he he he!! Luckily I had this gorgeous stroke only stash of Prima 'Tropical Lagoon' watercolour collection paper from 2010 that would be just right for the job!!

Teamed up with a bit of distressing and some flowers made using an old book I have read a zillion times it was done!! Then I pulled out my old papermania pink punches that are teeny flowers and leaves and got punching away with those too!! he he!! its so much fun once you get going!!!

Right, I had better get myself moving, we are on a go slow this morning after mummy and daddy fell back to sleep ( Mo fell asleep at 6:20pm...then woke up at 2am with a bad dream which took us a little while to sort out! dang bad dreams!!! and I am pleased to report that after extensive searching there are no ghosts in little Mo's room...!!)

Have a wonderful day everyone! huge hugs and thank you for popping in on me
Lou xxx

Thursday 20 November 2014

Snow Pals...

Image- Snow Pals from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Morning all!!

I have been totally zoned out by a tummy bug for the last couple of days so couldn't get Little Mo's christmas card finished up until I felt a little more umpf this morning!! I have had this uber cute little Snow Pals image coloured up and ready to go for a couple of weeks now but only got him cut out last week and the card finished off this morning!! but I was determined to get it done since Mo got last years card so late!!

I need to jiggle my lights in my photo set up some but don't feel up to it today so it was a good old case of click and go so please excuse the dark edges on the piccy!!

I coloured up his furry bits on his coat to look like seal fur, I couldn't resist since he to me is a little eski-Mo!! he he he!!! It has a bit of blue on it as blue is Mo's favourite colour.

Right. got to rusheroo off. I am determined to stay out of bed today and stay awake! I have my big bridget jones styla pants on with a lovely heat pad attached to them to curb the tummy cramps and I am going to try and get some fresh air with the dogs today ( I will totally end up zonking out on the settee but I am going to have a good go at it all anyway!!!!)
Thank you for popping in on me!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 17 November 2014

A christmassy hello!!

Hi everyone!

well the christmas tunes have been on all weekend and I have been busy pootling away with christmassy makes!! I love it!!

For this one i decided to go with a really CAS base for my uber cute little bird from the Tiddly Inks for the birds clear stamp set, that I decided to fussy cut out and turn into a little robin for this job!!

Those gorgeous swooshes of brown are from the Die- namics Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set. I generously splodged on some Hero Arts Cup O' Jo Shadow ink, and stamped it twice, the lighter shade is from just re-stamping right away with the residue left over from the darker one. This ink is totally magic because when as dries it fills up all the little 'holes'.I really do love the effect it gave on this one. 

I cut one of the Die-Namics happy hellos dies and just added it on top of the swooshes of brown. Then with a little white gel pen I added some gentle snow flake dots around the card and popped my little robin on with a foam dot so he popped out some sitting on his little 'o'!!

Then I doodled a little around the edges of my card mats, there's nothing like a quick doodle to soften up those sharp edges!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs
Lou xx

Friday 14 November 2014

Put your feet up.....

Stamp- Put your feet up from LOTV.
morning everyone!!

today is my gorgeous hubbies birthday so I thought I would share his birthday card and cake with you all!!

I loved making his card, I went for CAS and a stamp thats very him! he loves his gadgets and tv so Put your feet up was just perfect for the job! I stamped him on hammered card, I really love the effect your get from hammered card.

Te sentiment is from the silhouette store and I just coloured it in with my promarkers to match the colours I used on my little guy.

And the  the cake...oh there were tears over the cake!!! I used a small cake mix and ended up doing 3 layers because I half forgot I was making a big cake and not my normal fairy cakes!!! dopey me!!! but I decorated it good!! lol!! the layers inside are chocolate buttercream and one layer has amaretto cherries in, then the top has all his favourites on! Minstrels, maltesers, cherry liqueurs, chocolate fingers and homemade rum truffles...oh and a little choccy heart because we love him a zillion!!!

and then a little bit of a little Mo piccy!! its children in need today here in the UK and Mo's school are having a dress up as your superhero day. He has never been into the superhero thing yet but luckily he reads for england and loves his captain underpants books so thats what he decided on! now captain underpants is kinda naked with pants on but its way cold here right now and I don't want my lil guy naked so we cheated and went for white tight and t-shirt to go under his pants (...mamma drew some nipples on his t-shirt for authenticity!!!) and last night we had wayyyyy too much fun trying to get a piccy of little captain underpants flying!! it was tricky...since the flight only last like...2 seconds...!!!

but this one is my fav...I took it on my phone before we decided to fly the little captain underpants...
Right, got to to help Mo get his costume on and pop some spare clothes in his bag incase he gets a bit cold with his tights on!!

Have a great day everyone
huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Diva's By Design inspiration!!

3D Happy Candy Cane tutorial  from Feelinspiffy.

Hi everyone!!! 
oooh I am late getting this typed up today!! I was just pootling around the house and thought...arghhh! didn't do my bloggy post yet!!! soooo, it's time for a new challenge over on the Divas By Design challenge blog and we are super lucky to be sponsored by the awesome Dies to Die for this week!

and this time we want you to use the following photo for inspiration for your creations.....

ooooooh christmassy delciousness!! I love it!!! and I just had to go candy canes!! its just one of the things Mo adores about christmas! candy canes!! my mum always buys him a little box of them and his face lights up like its a million bucks!!!

So true to my gotta be different had to be a loomy creation!! I found thid tutorial last week and ooooh I so loved it!!! it takes a little while to make but he comes out soooo cute!! huge thanks to the lady who makes these tutorials because I just love them! I find my loom banding sooo relaxing and its so nice just to escape from cards for a day!!!

Don't forget to pop into the  Divas By Design challenge blog  and see what the girls have made, they have rocked it as usual!!

Off to get a bowl of veggy soup now, its been in the slow cooker all morning and smells yummo!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Passion for promarkers 237.....Lace.

burnt orange, coral, sunkissed pink and blush.
burnt sienna, caramel and sandstone.
ginger and spice
olive green and pear green.
warm grey 1-5.

I'm back!!second post for today!!

This week’s challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog has been set by Julie from Team 1 and she has given us the theme of 


A nice simple challenge for you this week, just add some lace to your project!  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 Letraset and one lucky winner will receive a 6 pack of Flex Markers (pastel set). 

I know winters looming but I am still in autumn mode!! and I just had to have a play with my Valerie in Autumn digi's from Mo's Digital Pencil, I just love her!! she is so sweet!!

I popped my lace in between the layers of patterned papers, its a big think black lace so I knew it would put up with being with some autumnal coloured papers and black matting!! he he he!! a juicy big bow with a smaller twine bow just to lift it from the background and it was done!

Right time to go and have a cuppa and defrost from morning wombles with the dog!!

Thank you for popping back in
hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 145... Remembrance or Honor...

Image- Poppy.

Morning peeps!! its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly inks challenge blog and this time we want to see you get your Fairy thing going!! so the next challenge is...

Remembrance or Honor

so grab your favourite Tiddly Inks Fairy stamp or digital image and think along the lines of..
Thank you, thinking of you, remembrance,missing someone

(**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**)

I went for remembrance day with it being a very poignant day today and I was majorly inspired by all the stunning photo's my friends have been sharing of the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London.

I used red vellum and oh boy...that's a delicate one in itself so it really brought home the fragility and meaning of the poppy for remembrance day. And of course, Poppy was the most brilliant choice of image for this challenge too, she is delicate too...fussy cutting her legs was touch and go!!

I carefully painted the frame with acrylic black paint so it stood out a little more that matt black card. Then I cut a zillion (...well it felt like a zillion....!!) little poppies out to decorate around her feet.

This little make will be going to my mummy's house today.Not only was my Step-Daddy a SGT Major in the army and my mummy loves poppies so I know they will both enjoy it.

I'll be back in a bit with my make for the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog.

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 10 November 2014

Penguin Joy!!

Morning everyone!!

oooooh christmas is getting ever closer and I absolutely love it! I have been playing away making my christmas cards this weekend. A mix of simple ones that are easy to post and floofy ones that I can hand over to family. This little cutie is one of my simple ones.

But honestly, these cute little penguins don't need anything else to go with them, they say it all with those chubby little cheeks don't they? awww they are so cute!!

Well hopefully today the BT dude will be able to sort out our internet, its been on and off all weekend and uploading is a real nightmare!!! while I am sleeping after work I am hopeful that it will all be working tickety boo when I wake up this afternoon!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Friday 7 November 2014

A wooferly friday!!!

Image- Silver Valentine from Tiddly Inks.
Papers -T Dawg from Funky Hand.
Morning everyone!!

wohoooo for friday!! I have been looking forward to it all week!! a bit of time with Scott and then the weekend at 3:30pm for little Mo! I can't wait!

Its time for a fabby friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog so I decided to go fabby and Funky all in one day and use some dog themed papers to go with my gorgeous little Silver dog.

I coloured him up all squiggly ( yup, literally all squiggly! get that fine nib on your pen and just doodle all over for fur, fun, quick and easy!!!) and then I fussy cut him and foam popped him up on the card base.

Its so easy to do when you have cute and adorable little guy just sitting on your paper!! and then those fabulous doggy themed papers to go with him! well, it was a win win situation really!!

Right, got to fly! there's friday fun to be had!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 6 November 2014


Image- Feathers.
(this was a special freebie, no longer available)

Morning everyone!

I thought I would pop in a lilttle post with my  'Feathers' card today. I am having big internet problems at the moment and can't upload anything so have done a copy and paste job to get this cutie shared with you today!! lol!!! well, there had to be a cheat way round for me to blog...I am getting withdrawal symptoms!!!

I went all rainbow and happy for this one, I love how her feathers came out and how she pops out from the papers. There is a good old sprinkling of frantage around her too but its tricky to see! and I love that little inkadinkado sentiment, its just perfect.

Right, I am off to pop some sweet potato and parsnip chips in the oven for my lunch, we got our first frost here this morning and I am in the mood for a comfort kinda dinner!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 2 November 2014

Hello, how are you doing?

Papers- Keep In Touch from Funky Hand.

Morning everyone!!

Did you all see the new Keep In Touch download?!! I just LOVE it! and I love texted papers, they are just so much fun so I had to put this one to use. Its just perfect for making a zingy and cheerful card just to say Hi to a friend.

I got my trusty Die-Namics smart phone die out to make a little phone to go with this awesome speech bubble sentiment! with a little bit of foam pad help they all popped out for a good old bit of dimension!!

Just a little reminder of all those lusheroo papers in the download....
Keep In Touch backing papers
If they don't zing up someones day when they receive a make from you with them I would be surprised!!

Right, got to go. I have a huge pile of ironing with my name snuggled into it! and little pawsy peeps to walk in the wind and rain! then its a bit of good old vegging out!

Thank you for peeking in!

Hugs Lou xx