Wednesday 30 September 2015

Autumn Magic..........

Image- Autumn Magic from Saturated Canary.
Morning all!

I thought I would pop in this morning with my latest make using the stunning  Autumn Magic from Saturated Canary. I love this one because autumn and all those lush  golds and browns and crunchy leaves is just one of my favorite times of year.

I was in a Lou froo mood too so made a couple of my fav big flowers, DieNamics Rolled Daisy, and then scooched a couple more in from my stash a la flowers in some lovely autumny colours!

I am nervous today. Its the first step on Little Mo's assessment for his EHC and he is being observed today. Scott and I have a meeting with the lady who is observing him today first so we can chat to her and I always find this bit a little hard because I get so nervous. I am a very pro active mamma when it comes to my little man so lets cross everything and hope he behaves in his Mo way rather than freezing because there is someone different in the room which is what he normally does!

Right, got to go and get myself a cuppa and try and chill out a bit! roll on 9am meeting so its done and dusted and I can calm down!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Tiddly Inks #challenge 167- Lets Get Krafty!!!

Papers-Bo Bunny's Vicki B Stripe.
Burnt orange, spice and Ginger.
Burnt sienna, Caramel, sandstone.
Olive Green and Pear Green.
Mustard and Tulip yellow.

Morning all!!

It's Tiddly Tuesday and that means it's time for another super fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.

This week we are using one of my favourite additions to my crafty stash and that is Kraft card. From colouring on it to using it as a card base Kraft card is just one of my favourite staples in crafting so we thought we would explore it a bit Tiddly Inkers style!! so this challenge is..

Let's Get Krafty!
so... grab your fav Tiddly Inks images/stamps and get that kraft cardstock/paper

(**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 **)

This week I just had to inky up those uber cute dragons from the  Treasured Friend clear stamp set....and of course..that super cute new card fold I have been playing with showcases them soooo perfectly because it meant I could use the whole lot!! he he he!! no OMG which one do I choose moment there! wahoooooooooooooo!!! Here's inside and I will pop a little video down under this piccy because its so cute to see them pop out in action.

If you click on the Youtube icon on the video, then click 'Show More' there is a link to the tutorial I used to make this pop up! its so much fun you just have to try it!!
Right, off to get a little guy ready for school! it's spy club after school club tonight so he is super excited!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 28 September 2015

Baby steps...

Image- Baby Steps from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Stamps- Violets ABC's.
Card tutorial linked on my youtube page xx

Hi everyone!! 

Its my Dream Team post today so I thought I'd share it on my little bloggy today too.

I couldn't resist a little play with Baby Steps . I only noticed him in the store last week and he was so perfect for a new little one's arrival in my family that I had to colour him up! and oooooh inside!! you so need to see inside!!

Here it is....

see!! awwwwww cuteness!!!!!! 

Right! that's me for today!! huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Turtley happy.........

Hi everyone!!! happy monday!!

This little turtle from the Polynesian Paradise stamp setI also wanted to have a good play with my DieNamics BluePrints 26. So I decided a make with the 2 together would be a tonne of fun!! I LOVE that stitched and curved cardbase piece that comes in the set, its so easy to pop a card together when you are given the base matting!!

The ScrapCake summer city papers are just perfect for the Polynesian Paradise stamp set to go with. I even used a scrap I had left from my cardbase to paper piece the little guys shell!!

I popped my little turtle dude on the smaller balloon die and cut the happy out of the larger one and replaced it with a bit of the yummy patterned paper. 

Well, when this posts I will be a couple of hours into my nightshift...yawn!! lol! but I love my job so its not a hard one to do even though I am still not feeling top Lou self its still a lovely little job to pootle along at and it feels so good putting bits on the shelves and filling them back up, it doesn't take much to make a Lou happy!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Sunday 27 September 2015

Making a scene.......

Stamps- Edwin with Derby Hat.
Hiking background

Morning everyone!
I am still slowly pootling back to craftyness after my bug so I went for a nice and easy plaque making session this morning!! I stole one of little Mo's plaques he bought from the craft show a few months ago and got busy!!

I stamped right onto the palque ( ..I figured lets just go for it! lol!!!) my Edwin with a Derby Hat first and then masked him off, and before I stampd the little Hiking Background I popped some masking tape over the little campfire than inked it up and stamped it a few times to make a background,

Then without even worrying about it, I got to work with my promarkers! yup! straight onto the MDF plaque!!! the surface is so smooth I just thought hey! lets just go for it and oh my! did it colour up lovely!!

I was so surprised with how nicely it worked and blended. I might varnish it at a later date but to be honest it looks so cute in its naked state I didn't think it needed it!!

Right, time to go! woofers to walk and then shopping to do...blurgh on the shopping!! but we need wash powder and food so I can't escape it!!!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Monday 21 September 2015

Rustic Windowbox with a little surprise.....

Morning everyone! I have a magical little make for you all today using Rustic Windowbox and Fairy Sleepy

I just love the idea of a fairy in my windowbox! and I had the perfect embossing folder to make a wonderful little wall to go with it too!! yummy papers just finished it all off! ooooh I do love a good fun crafting day!

I just can't get enough of merging fun at the minute but its just the most fun!!

Thank you for popping in
Lou xx

Merry Everything.....

Morning everyone!

I have a little christmas make for you today using the stunning new Merry Everything from Stamping Bella, its sooo cute! who can resist penguins and snowmen?? not me for sure and it was in my basket as soon as they went into the shop! he he he!!!

I also couldn't resist those  DieNamics Stitched Fishtail Frames. They work perfectly with my DieNamics Jumbo stitched Fishtail stax and a bit of adhesive foam to make a wonderful focal point for cards.

We had the best day yesterday. We woke up and decided we would surprise Mo with his first ever trip to the circus. Now doing surprises with Mo isn't actually that easy because of his autism he has to know whats happening before hand but he did sooo well bless him.We didn't tell him where we were going and we got there 40 mins early and parked the car in front of the tent so he could get used to the idea, it took him 5 minutes to realise we were at a circus and even when we got out of the car he didn't know we were going in!! it wasn't until we got right to the ramp of the booking office that he realised!!!! and he was frightened but he sat as good as gold with a big smile and enjoyed every single minute. It was absolutely amazing! if you ever have PlanetCircus in your town, you must go. I cannot recommend it enough.

Here's a little piccy of Mo before the show started! I love his little face.

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Thursday 17 September 2015

Mo's Dream Team blog hop...

Image- Looking for Clues from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Morning everyone!

Its that time of month for a droolworthy Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop and this time our gorgeous Kaly has chosen our theme this month of Anything but a Card!

Here's the Blog Hop Run in case you get lost on the way and we have two new members joining us.

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from someones comments so make sure you comment on everyone in the blog hop posts.

I of course had to go for something for my little guy as he started Spy Club at one of his after school clubs this week (...though his teacher told us after their first club that it was not spy club at all and then had just done writing..mmmmm.....sounds like a cover up to me!!) so out came one of his mini notepads ( he has a whole wodge of these because his teachers are helping him to write down his worries throughout the day (...I've told you how awesome they are before right?) so I am sure he won't mind the transformation on this one!!!

Its just too cute!!! I love it!!! Thank you so much for hopping in! pop on over to Vili and see what gorgeousness she's been cooking up (..I am so pleased I am not after Vili on the hop because you would be dissappointed after being there! he he he!!)

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Bye Bye phone home!!!

Image- Bye Bye boy from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Promarkers warm grey 1-5.
Background- Faded Jeans distress ink,
Black soot distress ink, white gel pen.
Moon- Promarkers warm grey 2, warm grey 1 and satin.
Morning everyone!

I have a bit of a fun make to share today!! I was feeeling quite sorry for myself with bugs and yuck yesterday when the awesome new Kit and Clowder create and learn class came out. Its a gorgeous collaboration of Alyce and Maurie Mannings images so oh my, how could I resist????

Click on this piccy to be pinged to Kit and Clowder for more deets!!

Now, I am pants with pencils and wasn't sure I wanted to take out the monthly subscription so I messaged Alyce and she sorted out me paying for just one class ( a bargain £9.25!!) so I felt a whole lot more comfortable with that. Plus you get 50% off code for the 2 images from Mo's Digital Pencil so its even more of a bargain!!

Before I got going, I couldn't resist a little play after Alyce mentioned ET in a chat thread on facebook!! well, he was just calling to be ET-fied wasn't he!!!!! so of course when I printed my little guy out he needed to be coloured kind of sepia so he stayed a silhouette like little guy!!

Then out came my trusty ink duster brushes and a circle of paper to mask off my little guy and his moon!! A few white gel pen dotted stars and the job was done!! so cute!!

Today if I get chance I will be starting on my bubbles marker class and learn how to make my own background using lines in word!!! how exciting is that??? I have never done that before (...and will so suck at my first efforts but bodging is the fun bit right??).

Right, tyrozets and ibucalm required for me to try and shake myself outside for a walk today, I am getting cabin fever from resting so think its time to break out!!! have a great day everyone
huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Sorry a bug sneaked in on you.....

Papers- Cave Folks paper from Tiddly Inks.
Sneaker cut file- sil store.
Midnight blue, Denim blue, Pastel blue.
Burnt sienna, Caramel, sandstone.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and blush.
Morning Peeps!!

I have to double up on the old DT commitments today as I haven't felt well enough for proper crafting yet and luckily had this cutie made up on friday! 

So, its time for another super fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week we are getting all outta shape!! he he he!! our challenge this week is....

Don't be Square!!
so... anything you fancy making but ...

(**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 **)

and over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog our Nic has set the theme of

All the Trimmings!
( so think Lace, ribbon, twine)
Please remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  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.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.

So to combat those 2 awesome challenges I went for a sneaker with twine laces!! he he he!! I love it!!! 

Its my last post as a PFP DT today. We have a tonne of things to sort for our little Mo this year so I needed to pinch back a little time for doing all the bits that go with it! arghhhhhh!!! but hopefully once we've had his mediation meeting and found the right school things will feel a bit better. It feels like a very long road right now so I have to make cutbacks to make that feel easier for me to do but I have had the best time ever being on their team and I am still as obsessed with my promarkers as I have ever been (...just need letraset to sort out a stampers promarker now! you with a fine tip and bullet nib instead of that big chunky end!!...but I've been asking them for that for 2 years now and still no!!!)

Right, off to get some more painkillers, not feeling quite as good as I was hoping to today, Pharyngitis stinks!!!!!!!

Hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 14 September 2015

Farm Background and Tom Sawyer......

Images- Farm Background and Tom Sawyer.
Morning everyone!
Did you all see the new Farm Background in the store? I was so excited when I saw it because I knew that Tom Sawyer would look kinda cute in a little merged scene with that barn!!

A few dies were needed to finish off my little scene with some 3D Lou poppage so I pinched a few of my favs off my die wall and got to work with some scrap pieces of card in my card box. Edge dies are sooooo cool for that!!

I am so grateful to mr blogger for scheduled blogging as I have been so poorly since friday night. I have managed to get myself bacterial Pharyngitis ( strep throat for my over the pond budettes) and I have honestly not felt so ill in a long time. The Dr was amazing though and started me off on antibiotics right away (..10 days worth at 2 tablets 4 times a day...they know I cant swallow right??!!!) so hopefully they will blitz the army of bacteria getting me and I will feel more human!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Friday 11 September 2015


Sentiment- Inkadinkado Friendly Advice.

Morning peeps!!

I do not mind admitting that I have had a bit of a week. I have felt a squidge down in the dumps with everything but this morning I have woken up feeling my normal chirpy self, phew!!

And last night I had 15 mins to myself to make a little CAS card. I don't often do really CAS but when I do I am reminded of how cute simple is. This is one of my favourite Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets, it just makes me smile whenever I see it.

A little splodge of autumnal colour and some autumny clouds and it was done. I stamped one of my super chirpy sentiment stamps on to go with how I felt nd the job was done!!

Right, got to go, a cuppa has my name on it, and we have another secondary school to visit while little Mo is at school today. He is very excited as he is having a little 'job interview' at school today. He is going for the job of Animal Welfare ( no surprise there then! he he he!!) and he is so excited because he has even asked our local RSPCA for a reference for the interview!!! what a cutie! and it is amazing!!!! I will take a piccy of it for you all and let you know if he got the job!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Thursday 10 September 2015

#A Very Fairy Door.....

Image from A Very Fairy Door KickStarter project.
Morning all!! 
Its been a bit quiet on the Lou front this week as I attempt to schmooze back into school routine. I don't mind admitting I am finding it a squidge hard, way too quiet and kinda boring at home without Little Mo around but I am sure by next week I will be more into making bits and bobs!

So, today I needed me a lil magic!! something to cheer me up and it came right in the form of the awesome fairies that Krista has drawn for Kimberly and Carlie's awesome A Very Fairy Door project. Please quickly click on the video below to get a look at this uber exciting project.

So, my gorgeous lil fairy up there comes as part of many of the pledge packages available on the project and....WILL NOT EVER BE AVAILABLE IN THE SATURATED CANARY STORE. So if you want them in digi form you get 8 of these uber cuties for just $25! but make sure you click in on that link because there are so many ways to get some magic fairy into your days that are way too good to be missed!!

I went for a good old accordian card fold for my make using a tutorial that came through in my splitcoast stampers email yesterday, it was so cute I had to have a go at it but I wanted to add a little band to keep it closed too so that's all I added on. You can find the tutorial here. And here it is all closed up...

he he he! so cute!! I love it!!

Right, off for a quick cuppa and a facebook womble before I hit the ironing pile!! 

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 7 September 2015

Zombie and her Kitty........

Hi everyone!

Lou in for you today with a bit of a zombie make. Y'all know how much I love my zombies and Zombie and her kitty is just way to cool a zombie to pass u some arty farty time with!!

Plus..this card pretty much sums up how I feel today...just woke up after my nightshift and have the evil girly time monthlies too so feel like chewing bark off a tree to stop the cramps!!!! lol!!!!

Right, desperate times call for wheaty bags, hot cups of tea and possibly all the chocolate in the world........

hugs Lou xxx

I Heart You....

Stamp- I Heart You.
Morning everyone!!

I hope you all had great weekends! I am in today to show you my latest DT make using the gorgeous I heart you stamp by Mo Manning for Stamping Bella. She is just too gorgeous and I love her!

I stamped her onto some white hammered card I had lying around on my craft desk because I wanted a bumpity look to her skin!! and oh my! she goes so well with those delicious MME papers..which is great..because one day I will learn to colour to my papers instead of colour up my image then rumfle around for 30 mins trying to find the right papers?!!! lo!!!!

Right, I am going to go and have a really quick shower to freshen up after work before the school run and have a cuppa!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Thursday 3 September 2015

Psst Dani and Taylor.....

Stamp- Psst Dani and Taylor.
(also available in digital stamp here)
Hi everyone!!

Its time for a fab new challenge over on the DP2 challenge blog and this month it's ...

                                                Anything Goes 
                              with a Mo image and an optional theme of...
                                                 For a Teacher.
The prize is a $5.00 vouchers for Mo's online store.

So I went for a good old for the teacher make and used  one of my stampavie stamps- Psst Dani and Taylor, for my make. But don't worry! if you don't have the stamp you can get it in digital form here in Mo's shop..and even better!! you get it as part of a 3 stamp set called Dani and Friends for just $6!! 

I decided to go a bit emo with one girl and a bit norm with the other. I love my little black eye make up for my emo one!! he he!! then it was just a case of splodge some papers on and go a little school feeling arrow paperclip.

I have been a bit out of sorts today because it was the little guys first day back at school. He had a fabulous day and even gold 2 gold stickers, which he is over the moon about. I am so proud as he was really excited to go back to school too. Mummy and Daddy however...mooched around the house not knowing what to do with themselves!! lol!!! I am so pleased Scott took the day off though as it was nice to have a little company when missing my little squidger!!

Right, off to run a bath and clean the mud of the school trouser leg!!! lol!! day one and he came home with a big splodge of mud right up the left leg!!!!

Huge hugs and Thank you's for popping in
Lou xxx

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Mummu's Bike.....

Stamp- Mummu's Bike.
(don't worry if you can't get the rubber stamp, she's here in digital)
Midnight blue, Denim blue, Pastel blue.
Burnt sienna, Caramel, sandstone.
Olive Green and Pear Green.
Mustard and Tulip yellow.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and blush.

I'm back again!! 2 posts in one day again!!! Its time for a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog, and this week it has been set by Marie from Team 1 . She gave us...

 so.. create something with some form of travel/transport on it i.e. car, bus, bike, aeroplane, balloon etc.  

Please remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  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. 

Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  

Our generous sponsor this week is Letraset and they are offering one lucky winner a prize of a 12 pack of Promarkers (set 1). 
I went for one of my Stampavie Mo Manning stampps for this one.I adore Mummu, I don't know why, she is just the most gorgeous senior lady I have ever seen in stamps. And of course, the bike in this stamp was just perfect for that transport theme!!

A good old splodge of Lou colour, cut with one of my fav die sets and adhered to one of my fav card blanks! a winner all round!!!   

got to scootch!! dogs need walking!!
Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx