Saturday 30 January 2016

Her Heart.........

(also available in digital image With Love from mo's Digital pencil)
Spellbinders circle
Spellbinders scalloped circle.
Morning everyone!

Its that Penny Black inc/ Mo's Dream Team Stamp It Saturday time of the week for me again! ooooooh but its such a treat to play with these stamps. Not only are they designed by the fabulous Mo Manning, they also stamp so deliciously and crispy that you can't help but smile as you are colouring away!

But don't worry if you are a digital image crafty peep- she is also available in digital image With Love from mo's Digital pencil.

The flowers on this card were a beautiful gift from the very lovely Lou Mac. I absolutely got sent a beautiful box of flowers that she was having a tidy out of. They are all so stunning, I am very lucky to of received a box and very thankful too.

Right, I need to scoot. Today is the first day of me starting to put things back into perspective after getting some thinking time while Scott snoozed off this awful virus I have passed onto him, bad wifey. Little Mo will be going up to big school this year, and doing SAT's, all of which for Mo and his SEN needs, will be very difficult. So I am going to be making some changes to be fully there for my little guy, but that's what being a mamma is all about right? they are only little once and those memories only get chance to be made once so I am taking every last bit of that that we can!

Huge hugs and love for you all
Lou xxx

Thursday 28 January 2016

gorjuss calendar....

Stamp - Gorjuss mini stamp no 3- The Pretend Friend.
Morning everyone!

Something a little different today! For christmas my gorgeous Aunty Sally bought me all the new mini gorjuss stamps, I absolutely adore them and am eagerly ( stalk the postman totally.....!!!) waiting for my folder and no 1 stamp Ruby to arrive after finally being able to order it on monday night! I can't wait!!

They are just the perfect size for me to make bits with and I LOVE them! they even come with a super cute little collectors card!

Anyway!! enough cuteness waffling!! I inked up Gorjuss mini stamp no 3- The Pretend Friend for this little calendar. I carefully wiped any bits of the stamp I didn't want to show up with a baby wipe before stamping so that she would be good for any season with it being a calendar.

Her little dress is paper pieced because I had some scraps of that delicious Enjoying Flowers Maja Design  paper left.

I am never any good at taking photo's of things that are not card's or can be cropped into a square!! but I hope you can see how cute she is from the picture still!!

Right, got to scoot as Scott is at the hospital for some nerve tests today at 7:15am!
huge hugs
Lou xxx

Wednesday 27 January 2016


 Image- Nympha.
Card tutorial- Wiper Card.
Hi everyone!

Lou in for you today with a make using the gorgeous Nympha. I love her so much, she is just so magical.

And yup! it just had to be another one of those scrummy wiper cards!! they are just too much fun and so super easy to make...I think I may even have to make a couple more!!

I am experiencing the 'after school club makes it a really long day' feeling today! a rather croaky little Mo still wanted to go to choir, despite mummy's best efforts at 'shall I pick you up early?'!!! but as long as he wants to do things and feels like doing them, I just leave him to it, its all part of him developing into a lil man and being brave so its great really!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Mini Mothers Day...........

Card tutorial- Wiper Card.
Morning everyone!!

Lou in with a post for you today using the super cute Tiddly Inks Mini and Many friends stamp set.

And I was in a 'pop' mode so it just had to be a fun card! I linked the tutorial up there under the photo for you.Its such a simple fold but so much fun when that little greeting pops out as you pull both edges apart gently.

Here it is open with that sweet little Happy Mother Day greeting!

Promarkers used are -

Mustard, Tulip yellow.
Midnight blue, Denim blue, Pastel blue.
Burnt sienna, Caramel, sandstone.
Burnt orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and blush.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 26 January 2016


Image- Nesting.
Hi everyone!

I'm in with a CAS make using the stunning  Nesting. She reminds me so of spring and new beginnings and I just loved playing around with some different colour combo's on this one.

I had totally forgotten to pop this on my own blog...derrrrrrrrrrrrr Lou!! feeling a bit more alive today though which is fabulous! I have managed so far today without any painkillers so I am hoping I'm on the up now!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx 

Monday 25 January 2016

Little Gini..........

Image- Little Gini. from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Hi everyone! 

I'm pinging in with a post for you today using the super cute new  Little Gini. She is so magical I just had to go with a little bit of a magical birthday card.

The tutorial for making this type of card is HERE. I love them, a little bit of a magical surprise pop is so much fun. I went for some bling inside, its hard to see from the video but those little iridescent sequins really sparkle.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 21 January 2016

Frost.....Mo's Dream Team blog hop

Image- Frost from Mo's digital Pencil.
Sentiment- TE Banner Holidays.
Hi everyone!!

Its that time of the month for Mo's Dream team to knock your socks off with a wonderful blog hop. Its a super fun one this time because we all had to choose our Favourite I found this too hard and went with my favourite image this week!! bwah ha ha!!! but seriously...I could not pick just one favourite at all!!!! it was too hard with all those different scrumptious images and the new releases flowing outta Maurie's pen!!!

So, you should of gotten to me via Debby's blog, if you didn't scooch on back there and see what yumminess she had!! then,just in case you get lost along the way here's this month's Blog Hop run......

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 just had to choose Frost for my make. This week has been full of frosty starts so a frosty valentines make it just had to be!! I love how the Naughty or Nice goes so well for valentines day!! he he! I know which my hubby would choose!!! and I love Frost's little .png-ness! I merged that little cutie right onto some of my favourite paper.
A few die cut bits of Lou-froo and it was done!!

Thank you for popping in on me, Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 20 January 2016

The Giraffe Stuffie.......

Stamps- Stamping Bella The Giraffe Stuffie.

Hi everyone! 

Lou in with a make for you all today! and I just had to get cute and stuffie this week!! but seriously, can you resist these cuties? they really are just adorable.

And the background...well..its what i call...a Lou-ddle...its like a doodle only done by a Lou!!! lol!!! I just felt like having a quick play so nabbed my little guys crayons and Lou-ddled a lil background!!!

The yellow wood effect card blank is one form my stash of MME card blanks, I love those! sadly you don't see them round as much as you used to but I picked these up in TK Maxx last summer!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #174.... Thank you........

Are you all ready for another exciting Tiddly Tuesday?? it's time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog! and this week we want you to say.....

Thank you!
so think makes including a thank you sentiment somewhere on them
eeeeasy peeeasy!!
(**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 just had to go with Snail Mail Wryn (....since posting my cards out to people is actually really that slow!!!) and some beautiful flowers sent to me through the post from my gorgeous friend Lou Mac. They matched perfectly with those stunning Maja vintage spring basics papers.

Last night I actually managed to get some good sleep without coughing or feeling sick so I know I am headed to getting better now.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 18 January 2016


Image- Jessie.
Cardbase- A2 stepped accordian card from the SIL store.
sentiment- Word Borders from the SIL store.
Papers- Pion Designs My Beloved son Writings.
Morning everyone! 

I'm in with a make for you this morning and I decided to have a play with my little Jessie image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I absolutely adore all the new little baby animal costume images! oh my! they are too cute!!!

Nestled into a little accordian gatefold card, Jessie is just the cutest surprise to open up onto. This card is ready and waiting for one of my best friends babies to be done baking and pop out to share in snuggles and cuteness. I can't wait!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Lou xx

Saturday 16 January 2016

His Heart........

Stamp- His Heart (40-183) from Penny Black.
Glitz design distressing stamps.

Morning everyone!

Its time for another Stamp It Saturday. The Dream Team are colouring up and making some magic with Maurie's Penny Black rubber stamps every saturday. There are so many in rubber for those who love stamping that its an absolute dream to play with them, and this saturday its my turn!!

This time I chose His Heart (40-183)....(But don't worry digital stamp lovers!! this little cutie is in digital too!! With Love available over in Mo's Digital Pencil store!).

I thought he was so adorable and of course I had to try out my new Die Namics Wonky Stitch squares stax. I stamped the top half of him, masking off the edge of my die cut square, and then masked him off to get that yummy scripty writing all around him.

This post is all scheduled up to post and I will hopefully be asleep after taking my tablets, lathering vicks vapour rub on my feet and propping myself up on pillows and blankets to try and stop the cough of evil!!!! it just isn't letting up on me in the night at all, which leaves my throat in shreddy yucky bits by the morning!!! lol!! but its the weekend and Scott and Little Mo will be home to keep me cheery so I am hoping for some getting better-ness with them around to make me smile!

Have an awesome saturday everyone,
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Friday 15 January 2016


Image-  Schoolboy.
Stamps- Glitz design Distressing stamps.
Morning everyone!

Its Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and I am a squidge late getting my blog post up, mornings are very hard at the minute as I need to get a handle on throat pain before I can function!! Dang infection!!!

But I so needed to get blogged so I could share this little bookmark I made for Mo with you all. If you are new to Tiddly Inks stamps/images you might not know that this image was actually made for my little guy a few years ago!!! I always find it quite magical when people use him too! Mo loves it!!

And if you all know my Mo...he reads...a all the time!!! so bookmarks are always handy! this one s one of the stix2 ones that come with a clear cover to pop over the bookmark to preserve it as it is being used (.....we get through a lot of bookmarks in our house because they are so used!!!!).

Right, I need to try and get dressed for the school run...especially as it will be happening in around 10 mins!!!!!

huge hugs for you all and don't forget to pop in on our Fab Friday post!!

Lou xxx

Thursday 14 January 2016

Ewe have my heart........

Morning everyone!

well I am still a struggling sicko zombie today!! I did however manage to pull myself into life a little yesterday to make a little shaker tag with my new sheepy stamps and dies!!! ( linkies under piccy). Mind took me 7 stops and starts to get it done??? I need this virus to sheepy off!!!!

I haven't been able to split up and use all my die set as the banner die is faulty but popped an email off to MFT about it and can't wait until I can have a proper play.

Right, off to get a mug of boiled water and my wheaty bag and try and catch up on some rest, coughing, sleeping and sore throats are not buddies but I am trying to get them to work together on this thing!! he he he!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Wednesday 13 January 2016

wool you be mine? .........

Hi everyone!
My new stamps and dies arrived yesterday and I scooched up the energy to have a little play because they were just too cute to leave in the packet. It took 3 bursts at it to get it done, energy is severely lacking and colouring and coughing don't mix too good but I love this little make now its done!! 

so cute! and thats me for today. I had to go to the Drs...again...this morning and have a poopy respiratory infection. There's not a lot that can be done for it so rest, fluids, trying to eat and have been deemed unfit for work for 7 days, never had an actual piece of paper to deem me unfit for work before so I feel a bit blurgh just seeing it there on the table!!! Virus's stink don't they? so to cheer myself up, here's a video of how this little cutie opens while I go mooch and feel sorry for myself that my daft lil body can be so knocked out by a dang virus :(

huge hugs for you all, Lou xxxxx

Monday 11 January 2016


Image- Spacewalk from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Papers- Basic Grey Big Bowties.

Morning everyone!

I'm in with a make for you today using one of those gorgeous brand new .png images, Spacewalk . He was so much fun to merge onto one of my digital papers. This cut little pair of buddies even come with that fabulous star wars typeface Happy Birthday sentiment.

Don't forget to get yourself over and get some sale yumminess, if you click on the piccy below you will be magically pinged over to the store!!

Well, I didn't make it to work last night :( I woke up very poorly on sunday morning and Scott took me to our local drop in centre where they told me I have (...yet another....!!) nasty viral throat infection (...which I must admit my fabulous Uncle Mike had told me on saturday night but I am a wimp!!) so nothing can be done other than good old painkillers and they gave me a prescription for some codeine, and advised me to rest....which was handy seeing as walking down the stairs is quite exhausting enough!

Oh my...that stuff is weird!! I have been feeling like I am floating in some weird kind of floaty world since starting taking it but I have to say the pain is much more bearable, even though it did make me vomit! so hopefully today I will continue to pick up.And from today it is going to be right back on the huge cover every vitamin needed tablets and nutribullet smoothies. I have had this nasty virus twice now and I do not want it back!! lol!!

Huge hugs for you all, Lou xxx

Friday 8 January 2016

Mo's Digital Pencil Sale......

 Image- Morgan from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Hi everyone!

I am just popping in quick tonight to let you all know about the fabulous 20% off digital stamps over at Mo's Digital Pencil store. And to make it even more exciting, there are the most gorgeous new releases too!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!

I just had to play with Morgan today. So perfect for a boy or a girl and just soo cute. I am not feeling well enough to make cards yet but this cutie was just perfect for the little scene 'holder' I made myself a while back.

Don't forget to get yourself over and get some sale yumminess, if you click on the piccy below you will be magically pinged over to the store!!

Right, off to rest for me. I need to be better for work on sunday night! 

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Desert Dweller.......

Image- Desert Dweller.
Hi everyone!

Oh my, I almost forgot to post this today because I have not been very well, silly Lou!!!

This is of course the gorgeous new Desert Dweller but she reminded me so much of Amelia Earhart or Katherine from The English Patient movie, that I just had to do a travelling type make!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

'ellie' loves 'phant' stuffies..........

Morning everyone! Lou in with a post for you today using one of the super cute Stamping Bella stuffies

They are just adorable! I popped that yummy Dienamics stitched cover up companion horizontal frame upon some foam so I could recess the delicious  Echo Park Head over Heels papers into the cut out pieces, and then popped out my little ellie's on some foam on top of that so its a little cute card full of dimension IRL.

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou x

Tuesday 5 January 2016


Image - Batty from Tiddly Inks.
Morning all!!!

Its time for the Tiddly Inkers to get back to work after our holiday break and our first bit of fun for the year is....

For the chance to win a $15 code for the store , make anything you fancy at all using a Tiddly Inks image or stamp. When you post your make on your personal blog, instagram or our facebook page , post it using the hashtag #Tiddlyspiration as your blog post title/ post title to get those tiddlies out there!! There is also the normal challenge linky below for you to add to too as we know not everyone has facebook / instagram and we wanted to include you all in the fun.

Oooooh fun!!! I just had to go with Batty. Christy's gothic girls are what pulled me into the shop like a big old crafty magnet all those years ago and the remain as magical as they were then today.

This, of course, is Scott's valentines card. Some delicious papers and floofy bits and kapowo!! she was done!!!! I love it!! I am never afraid to say I love something I make. Thats the best fun of all isn't it? just enjoying yourself.

Right, must dash. Its the little guys first day back to school after the christmas break and I need to dig out uniform from the depths of his wardrobe!!! We have had the best time over the holidays and I don't mind admitting I am dreading the quiet today even though I am sick!! 

Huge hugs for you all and don't forget to come play with us over on the Tiddly Inks blog!!

Lou xxx