Tuesday 27 December 2016

me time with my magnolia's...........

 Book Box tutorial by Becky.
Stamps- Welcome to a lovely home.
Summer flower Tilda mini stamp.
A gift from the heart sentiment.
Dies- Doo Hickey Volume 5.
Lovely Fence.
Scalloped stitch lace.
Paper- Magnolia Pink magic bubbles.
Hi everyone!

Oh I needed me some me time today.You all know that sort of time I mean don't you? that 'just for me to make nothing in particular and blooming well enjoy it' kinda time!!

And luckily for me, my gorgeous friend,Becky, had made a tutorial for something I just couldn't resist......a bit of time with my Magnolia stuff!!!!

I just pulled out all my magnolia yummies for this one and delved through them until I had a pile of bits I wanted!! he he!! ooooh it was so much fun!! A lot of my magnolia bits are the older bits but I just adore them.

 I am absolutely in love with the mini stamps (....hard to find but I absolutely adore them to pieces!!!) and the magnolia scenery stamps are just magical. There is nothing on this card that isn't magnolia apart from the kraft cardstock base!! lol!!
I paper pieced my lil fairies dress and boots so she matched the paper of the frame. I do love a bit of fussy cutting ( thank the lord for my stampin up scissors!!!!!!!!!!).

So that's me for today! Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 26 December 2016

Jack waiting........

Image- Jack Waiting.

OOooooooooooooh I am so late with my Dream Team DT post today!! but I have been so enjoying spending time with my gorgeous hubby and son that I forgot to schedule up...but do you know what..that's just right for christmas!! he he!

This is a special card I made just for my little guy with the new Re-do of  Jack Waiting. The awesome new .png window meant that I could add a little santa and reindeer by merging them into the sky! wahoooooooooooooo!! of course, what you can merge into the sky is just an open boat of amazing possibilities but I knew what I needed for mine.

The little silver bell on the red ribbon at the top is because my special little boy still believes, despite people telling him at school that santa wasn't real. I blooming love that he had the strength to let them know what he believed and not be swayed by loosing the magic.

Hope you are all having a truly wonderful holiday period. I have really relaxed this year which was so very much needed and its been so lovely. I have made a scrummy lasagne for lunch and have a pavlova base cooking away in the oven for later....yummy!!! that won't last long!!! 

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 15 December 2016


Hi everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop and this time its a 'Snow' theme picked by our lovely Hellen.

Here's the Blog Hop run in case you lost on the way......

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Star of wonder, star of light.......

Image- Ewe and me from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and it's our last one of the year!!!

the Tiddly Inkers want you to get.....

A very merry christmas!!

 So think festive colour themes, festive Tiddly images, oh Tiddly peeps, you know what I mean..
Just oodles of Merry Christmas makes!!!

 (**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 **)

I used Ewe and me for my make. It's such a cute image (...and I am totally making this card again with 'Baaaaaaaaaaaa of wonder, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa of light' when my little guy isn't around to watch and tell me I can't put Baaaaaaaaaaa instead of star because it's Jesus's star!!!!)

Right got to dash! I have fluffy thing one and fluffy thing 2 at the vets first thing today, then I have tys to walk, some bits to drop off to Scott at work, Mo at panto with school so finishing a bit later, plumber coming to take out old cooker so Scott can put new one into tonight..along with the worktop and hob...so It's going to be a swoooosh and it's gone, keep up girl kinda day!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xx

Friday 9 December 2016

Wryn Goes caroling............

Image- Wryn Goes Caroling from Tiddly Inks.
Morning all!!

It's fab friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and I got my christmas on for my make!! he he!!! 

I actually used my super cute wryn goes caroling clear stamps for this card. They were a freebie on a magazine here in the UK a long while ago but its ok peeps!! you can get here in digital format HERE.

Right, I need to get a move on. I have done lots of sit and stare at my pooter screen and not actually do anything kinda morning so far....need more coffee...!!!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Deck the halls Tobie...

Dies- Blueprints 1.
Morning all! 

I'm in with a SOG make for you today and its a golden oldie but oh so cutie!!!! (...and it's a total bargain price in the shop at £6 too!!!).

A little winding of the old big shot on that fabulous  Blueprints 1 die set and I was all set to go. Oh I do love Blueprints so much, they really do help a fuzzled Lou head make something super easy!!!

Right, time for a cuppa!! Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Monday 5 December 2016

Warmest Wishes....

Image- Warmest Wishes.
Morning all!

I'm in for you today with my make using Warmest Wishes. I am a sucker for an image like this, just makes me feel all warm and squishy inside!!!

I decided to go a little neutral with the theme on this one just incase I need it for a birthday so inside I used the 'sending warmest wishes' sentiment that comes with this cute lil gang.

Right, I need to go get a cuppa. Scott and I have got some bits to sort at school for Little Mo this morning and my tummy feels a little bit butterfly-ish. We don't know this school and its teaching team as well as Mo's amazing primary school team and knowing where to start is always a little worrying for a wuss like me!! 

Huge hugs and love
Lou xxx

Thursday 1 December 2016

Hoppy Christmas......

Its that time of the month again where a fab new challenge pops up on the DP2 challenge blog. And, as always, its time to explore your Mo's Digital Pencil images in your own way!! its.....

 Anything Goes with a Mo Image

                             Winners prize: a $5.00 voucher for Mo's online store.

Remember to follow Mo's Challenge Rules ...
use at least one Mo Manning image...
NEW creations only! (No back linking)...
And, please, only ONE entry per person!

So for my card I just had to use Hoppy Christmas. This image is just absolute cuteness and I couldn't think of a better one to start off december with. I sat imagining this little cutie hopping off for the first day of advent!!!

Right, got to go, Mo wants to make slime????!!!! yup!!!! the joys of experiments before school!!! lol!!!!!!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 30 November 2016

TGF Holiday Anya 5...........

Morning all!!

It's a bit frosty out there today so I have taken a little time to warm up from walking Tys to finish off  my little coloured TGF Holiday Anya 5 into a 'something'!!!! she is just so sweet it was really easy to have some festive fun with her.

I have to admit to having a 'get the die to cut them out' addiction recently but it is just so nice to get that perfect little white edge around the stamp and so much fun to watch it come to life like that with a little foam to pop her out underneath.

I am being fuelled by espresso today after a night of uber broken sleep with Little Mo who has a cough that is so much worse at night, poor dude. Scott and I split ourselves into shifts last night as Mo just wanted to be cuddled ( he doesn't like it when he can't catch his breath properly). We applied vickes vapour rub to his feet and back and forhead and took it in turns to be ships passing so we could both get at least a little sleep. Scott is probably falling asleep as his desk at work as I type!!! I am so lucky to have him as my tag team buddy through the night.

Right, time for me to grab another coffee and walk my dogs now!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Oh Deer Molly......

Image- Oh Deer Molly from Tiddly Inks.

It's time for another fun challenge here on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and winter is well and truly here!! Let's enjoy those icicles and Jack Froste'd mornings!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to get that.....

Frosty Feeling!!

 So think luscious ice, snow, wintery images, Icy cold colour themes 
such a blue and silver....

 (**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 **)

So I couldn't resist the stunning new Oh Deer Molly . She actually made me squuueeeee when Christy released the new Molly's!! I absolutely adore her. A little bit of Lou splodging on pens and she was done.

Then it was time to play with some scrummy Basic Grey Aspen papers and and few Lawn Fawn snowflakes and she was magically pinged into a frosty fun little world!! ooooh she's just sooo cute!!

Have a wonderful day everyone. I have a very sore eye so I will be spending my day bathing it and trying to feel a bit more me than I feel right now!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 28 November 2016


Image- Precious.
Hi everyone!

I'm in for you today with a card I have been soooo behind in making!! Its my gorgeous little niece Arabella's new baby card that I just haven't gotten round to making until now. She arrived in august and I just had to wait for the right image to come along and this cutie was it! I just absolutely loved it.

So on saturday night I managed to get a little colouring done and on sunday whilst the boys of the house had some geocaching fun I made my card.

Right, must scoot. My aunty is going to drop the ever so gorgeous Jack off with me and the hounds for a play today while she takes my Grandad for his appointment in Liecester. He is going to the same hospital baby Theo is at so I am more than confident they will be amazing and hopefully we will get a date for his TAVI op.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 21 November 2016

The one where Monica gets a turkey stuck on her head....

Papers- Studio Calico South of Market.
Dies- Memory Box grapevine wreath.
Turkey drawn by me!!! lol!!!
Hi everyone!! 

I am hoping you are all as friends obsessed as I am so you 'get' this card!! One of my BF's asked if I could make a card for one of her friend's for thanksgiving and of course I jumped at the chance! (..you know me! any chance to make a card is a a blessing.) and we were chatting about the Friends episode with the turkey and I wrote to my friend 'I so wish I had an image with a turkey on the head'...........and then the Lou cogs slowly started whirring into gear!!

I didn't have a turkey but I had cute image and mechanism sorted so I had to hand draw a turkey (..yeah, I know peeps, I can't draw for stuffin' but it was good fun to try!!!) and then it was just a case of putting the Lou mind into action so the turkey could do this....
Bwah ha ha ha ha ha!! I LOVE IT!!!!! yup! there is my monica with the turkey on her head!!!! but seriously!! soooo much fun!! everyone needs a make like this in their life!! he he!!

Then I added a nice little wreath with a hanging heart attached to finish it off.

Well, thats the musings of a Lou's mind for today!! I am off to catch some zzzzzzz's now if I can. We are still having a very worrying time in my group of BF's. We are so blessed to live so close together because we are so missing one of us and one of our mini peeps and we are so worried for Theo that our hearts hurt all the time we are awake. 
If you have some space in your prayers please keep Charlotte, Damion, Oscar and baby Theo and all of their family in your prayers and let's see if we can't all work together in our thoughts to get Theo healed. Thank you in advance if you have space to keep us snuggly.

Huge hugs and Love Lou xxxx

I even love the box...

Hi everyone!

Lou in with a make for you today and it just had to be another 1st christmas card for my other BF!! yup! I am a lucky girl because my BF's think of my ovaries and have their babies at the same time to stop my pangs of ever needing another!! he he!!!! 2 years ago my other BF had twins so I am kept at bay!! my girls know how to keep me good!! he he!!!

Theo has been seriously poorly this last week so to keep myself positive yesterday I got to work on his first christmas card.

I even love the box is just so spot on for a first christmas because at 6 months the box is often the best bit to these small peeps we bring into the world! e spend all that time worrying what to get them to make it special and they promptly throw the toy out and enjoy the wrapping!! he he!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xx

Thursday 17 November 2016

Dream Team Blog Hop....Thank You

Morning everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop and this time its an Thank You theme picked by .....Me!!!!

Here's the Blog Hop run in case you lost on the way......

Don't forget there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so... make sure you pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

I decided to try my hat at an acetate fronted card for this one. Its been such a while since I played with my acetate and I always go for comfort tent style cards but baby fairy Angus ( from the 6 Baby Fairies (boys)  set) had a word with me and said he really wanted to be flying on the thanks sentiment I had made so that's what I did! can't disappoint the baby fairy right?!!!

Thank you so much for popping in! don't forget to click on everyone in the hop list!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

Wednesday 16 November 2016


Stamp- Koetie.
Morning everyone!

It's an oldie but oh so goodie make from me today. I have had this stamp for ages and never used him until last night and I don't know why! I absolutely love it but have never got round to popping some ink on him.

One of my BF's little baby boy is poorly in the hospital so I wanted to make him a little shaker card. I think he will like watching the little balls and stars wiggle around when he feels a bit better.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #195...Thank you.......

Papers- American crafts Autumn Crisp.

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and the season of thanks and happiness is almost here!! This challenge the Tiddly Inkers want you to get that feeling of gratitude for the people around you so our challenge is.....

Thank You!

 So think of anyone who needs thanks and make a something just for them!

(**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 **)

I decided to break out my Grow a little love wryn. Now, I have used my clear stamp set which comes with the Thank you in it but it's not available anymore so I've linked you the digital one in (both are just as gorgeous as each other!! he he!!).

I got out one of my absolute favourite die sets too. I use this one sooo much I am surprised it didn't wear out yet!!! It's Blueprints 24. It's the most wonderful card builder die set for rectangle shaped cards and a huge helper to the square card obsessed Lou you have sat here typing!!

Right, time to go. I love tuesdays because I get to have a whole hour with my friend Mandy playing with stampin up goodies. She does a coffee and card class and I adore it.I don't often get to keep my make as Little Mo pinches it as soon as he gets home to see what he has missed because come holiday time he can't get dressed and ready to go quick enough on a tuesday morning!!!

Huge hugs for you all. Lou xxxx

Monday 14 November 2016


Image- Sticky.
Morning everyone!

I'm in today with one of my favourite cards to make, 1st Christmas for baby. There is nothing more magical for families than your babies reaching their 'first's' and christmas is such a special one. 

And Sticky is just so perfect for one of my BF's who's little guy is going to be having his first christmas this year.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Friday 11 November 2016

Elf yourself a merry little christmas...

Image- Elfy Holidays from Tiddly Inks.
Hi everyone!!

It's Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and oh my did the Tiddly Inkers make some delicious makes this week! I am so in awe of my teamies! 

I went for christmas with my make. I am getting into the swing of it now with my christmas makes!! and Elfy Holidays is such a super one to colour with that happy little outfit and over sized hat, I just LOVE it!

I made myself a sentiment in word to go with it. I love making my own and it's so easy to personalise it to go with your card how you want it to.

Right I had better scoot, I have a lot of pokemon hama bead creations to iron for someone small who had a super fun hama session yesterday before school,after school and into the evening while I was visiting my Grandad in hospital.....and he's sat making another right now!! but lets be honest, a hobby like this is just too much fun and he adores seeing those little cylinders of colour turn into a whole new thing when he puts them together and then the look on his face when I iron them is just magic!!

Huge hugs for you all, have a wonderful friday.
Lou xxxx

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Fang-tastic Beast......

Morning all (.....just!!!),

Its Lou in with a make for you today and I was having an 'ooooooh lets mix and match' moment this morning!!!

I wanted to make a little something for my little guy who has had a rough couple of weeks and we are very proud of him for just pootling along in his normal Little Mo way despite feeling a bit mehhhh! (he's a trooper bless him, I think he fared better than mummy and daddy through it all!!).

So a good old inking of a couple of my fave stamps sets mixed together and oh my!!!! Shaker Pouches, soooo much fun!!! wahhoooooo!!! a Little Mo treat was made!! I took a squidge of extra time to pop a strip of the paper left from the front of the treat holder to cover the little treat holding part and it really lifted it so don't throw those scraps of paper away peeps!! 

The sentiment from the MFT Frightfully Fun Halloween set was just perfect for those cute little beastie fangs!!!

Thank you for popping by
Hugs Lou xx