Tuesday 23 August 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #189....Back to School.

Sentiments made by me on my pooter!!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and all around the world those mini peeps of ours, be it our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or mini peeps friends are getting ready to go....

Back To School!!

 So bear those little peeps you know in mind and make them something special to get them back to school with a smile!!

 (**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 went for a different route and did Back to School theme for my gorgeous cousin who is a teacher and will be going back to work later this week to get her classroom ready for her new class of mini peeps. I couldn't resist adding 2 of the little birds to the branch with Ricky because I love them so much and what teacher and little peeps do not feel a bit upside down when they go back to school after the holidays?!!!!!

The sentiments I did on my pooter because I needed them to fit just for Blaze. I am so blooming proud of her for being a teacher, it takes a will of steel and a heart of absolute gold to teach nowadays and I hope she knows just how proud of her we are.

Right, got to dash! Mo and I are having a makeshift Mandy coffee and card in our little crafty garage today because our gorgeous Mandy is on her holibobs! I only hope I can come up to scratch on the chocolate milkshake for Mo!!! he he!!

Huge hugs and Love, 
Lou xxx

Monday 22 August 2016

It's all about the candy..........

Hi everyone!

Did you all see the new releases over the weekend? I did and I couldn't resist popping this little  It's all about the candy (boy) into my basket for some colouring fun!

He is just too sweet for words and he comes with that awesome little sentiment too!!

Thank you for popping in,
Lou xx

Thursday 18 August 2016

Mo dream team blog hop....................

Image- Skating.
Hi everyone!!

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

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 was sooo stuck at which gorgeous wintery images of Maurie's to use that I cheated and asked my gorgeous friend Pat to choose for me (...I know it's totally cheating but seriously...could you choose just one?????!!!!!!!) and she said she loved Skating. And I love Pat, so thats the image I went for and oh my am I pleased I did. I adore it!! just look at Bronte in her little skates clinging on for dear life!!! how cute is she?!!!

Don't forget to hop in on every team member and drool over their makes!! oh my they are just amazing.

Huge hugs and thank you's for popping by, Lou xxx

Molly's cup of Love......

Image- Molly's cup of Love from Tiddly Inks.
Hi everyone,

I tried my very best to sit on this card until tomorrow but lets face it, the new Molly's from Tiddly Inks are just way too cute to not colour up and share right away!! he he!!!!

I haven't used some of my oldest nestabilities in such a long time and they are still some of my favourite dies so I broke them out and did a little doodling and inking while Molly was still sitting freshly cut from the machine!! then once I had finished playing I popped her out of the die and the lovely white edge around her just makes it pop.

A bit of layering and Lou froo and she was done....and I managed to get my 10,000 steps done with my fitbit too so I felt pretty epic yesterday!! lol!!!! well, little things please little minds!!!!

Right, time to go. I have a small boy wanting to craft and I can't get enough time in with him at the minute as the holidays are flying by.

Huge hugs and squeezes,
Lou xxx

Wednesday 17 August 2016

It's mice to give a tiny Hello.......

Stamps- TGF Let's Mingle.
Morning all!!

I'm in for you today with my Dies To Die For DT make and today it's with the super cute new TGF Let's Mingle. I wasn't feeling the christmas feeling this morning so I went for a good old Hello kinda card using the sweet little It's mice to give a tiny hello sentiment from the set.

I also wanted to give the Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun die set a whirl. It has been pulling me into the shop to look at it for a few weeks now and I folded and got it...well....needs must and all that................!!!!

So Scott got me a fitbit Alta from the very catalog and last night he set it up for me. Today I am giving it a whirl...this mostly involves wearing my trainers and the fitbit alta to make myself feel fit...there have been a couple of lunge sessions to music whilst going from my craft desk to my ebosser..well a girl has to try right??? oh and I musn't forget I did do some side steps whilst eating my cheese straw....I will get better at it though! I am currently at (....small pause while Lou double taps alta tracker to see....sod that...goes to phone to see instead...) oh 4,097 steps and 983 calories!! There we have it crafty peeps, proof that we excersise while crafting!! Get in!!!!!!!!

Right, off to step all the way to the kettle...bwah ha ha ha!! y'all can see this is going to be successful for me right now don't you?!!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 15 August 2016


Image- Lou.

Morning everyone!!

I'm in for you today with my Mo's Dream Team make and it would be rude not to use an image named right after me wouldn't it?!!! he he!!! Try as I might, I just couldn't resist the pull of a Mo's Digital Pencil baby this week and I had to go for Lou.

I made my own little sentiment using my alphabet stamps (....yup...placed every one of those letters...thank the lord for Misti stamping tools!!!!!). Seriously though, I actually do not know how I stamped without it!!! I even made myself keep it CAS so that cute little Lou made sentiment didn't get lost in Lou froo!! go me!!!!

We have had an uber full on weekend!! the little guy raised a whopping £47 on his little charity stall for our local RSPCA branch. He was so excited when we handed it over at the end of the day and he had such an excellent day bless him. Here he is with his little stall...

Right, I need to scoot! there is a cup of tea with my name all over it and a hungry little guy needs toast!!! we don't have a toaster and I am not keen on him using the grill so mamma is needed for this job!! Have a wonderful day everyone
Huge hugs 
Lou xxx

Friday 12 August 2016

Sweet Sailor Girl.......

Image- Sweet sailor Girl from Saturated Canary.
Sentiment- Guy Greetings from Stampin Up.
Papers-  Bildmalarna An Ocean of Strawberries.

Hi everyone!

I am sneaking in late with a make because I got a little crafting done while my little Mo was making his DT make for his Dies To Die For post tomorrow!! He made his little tag for daddy and I got to play with the gorgeous  Sweet sailor Girl from Saturated Canary.

Isn't she just gorgeous? and my lovely friend Mandy gave me a gorgeous stamp set on tuesday because I gave her a lovely stash of diamond white cardstock to practice her promarker colouring on. Its called Guy Greetings from Stampin Up and it had the most perfect stamp in for my sentiment.

We've had an uber busy day getting ready for Little Mo's table at the RSPCA funday tomorrow, he has got a lovely tombola selection and Scott has made him a 'Splat the rat' game!! its so cool!! here is Little Mo at the ready with it this afternoon when he tested it out after mummy's painting efforts had dried!!

He is as pleased as punch with it!! He went to bed all excited and nervous bless him!! He has set himself a target of raising £100 tomorrow so fingers crossed he will get somewhere near that. Scott and I folded 500 tombola tickets for his little tombola so we are keeping everything crossed for him, though he is the most grounded little fella and is not worried about not making his target, he says everything helps a paws in some way. He is the actual cutest!!!

Right, got to go. I need a cuppa and some sleep!! I am beat tonight!!

Huge hugs and love for you all
Lou xxx

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Magical Dragons........

Hi everyone,

Lou in for you today with dragons cuteness. Oh how I love these little cute stamps!

It's hard to see in the photo but I clear heat embossed the little dragons before colouring them and the raised edges look just gorgeous.

Then it was tie for some super cute die cutting around them and and then a gorgeous little heart banner die....yeah....just everything cutey today!! he he!!! 

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #188...Under the sea...

Morning all!! 

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and the Tiddly Inkers are all refreshed and feeing magical after our little Tiddly-Cation. It's good to rest these awesome ladies for you now and again you know because then they come back with a totally magical new challenge for you and this one is super fun!!! I LOVE it! it's....

Under The Sea!!

 So think mermaids, sea creatures and uber fun!! we are so lucky that Christy totally caters for this theme in the shop!!! there's everything you need in there to create some magic for us to drool over!!!

 (**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 **)

Of course, that gorgeous  Amy and her mini mermaid friends had to be used!! I don't know why but each one of those little mermaids makes me smile every time I coulor one up. They are just truly magical mermaid fun.

I stepped out of the Lou comfort zone too for this one and made my own background. Now, I am happy to admit I need distress ink splodging with water help here but I do love the effect I got with my first go at it. Yesterday when I popped it onto our DT blog I thought meh, this is pants but I am one for plodding along the try it out chick route and this morning I really love it so a little more practice and tutorial watching and I think I'll get the knack at it!!

Right, I've got to dash. Little Mo and I are catching the bus into town today (..poorly MOT failed car a la car Dr surgery...!) and you know how much mo loves a bus adventure and he doesn't want to miss his card and coffee class while its the holidays and he can go.

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Monday 8 August 2016

Sunflower Baby.........

Image- Sunflower Baby.

Morning everyone!

Lou in for you this morning with a make using the adorable Sunflower Baby. She was new to the shop this weekend and way too cute to pass up on colouring up right away! isn't she a sweetie pie?!!!

And because I tidied my crafty desk up out in my crafty garage I could get to my distrezz it all to floof up those edged on my papers!! whoot whoot!!! 

And while I am here I just have to share todays 24hr 50% off baby for you! oh my!! he is soooo in my basket right now!!!!

Right, I need to scoot. I need me a big espresso. My head is pretty bamboozled after a weekend of so many emotions!! my precious Grandad had a car accident, thankfully he will be ok but I was so frightened and he is such a big part of my heart. Then on sunday my gorgeous sister got married and I had such happiness tears from the minute she walked down the aisle of the venue they got married in until the end!! oh my!! so I am an exhausted Lou today!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Friday 5 August 2016

Pocket notebook...

Pocket Notebook Tutorial- By Mandy.
Written tutorial HERE on Mandy's blog.
Papers from the Crate Paper Toy Box collection kit.

Hello peeps!!

I've had a lovely couple of hours crafting away while Scott and Mo have some Daddy and me time and I wanted to tell you all about it so here I am!! he he!

So last week whilst looking for local stampin up people I was uber lucky to find Mandy who lives in my village!! whoot whoot!!! and if that wasn't exciting enough ( ..yup, ya'll know me!! actual tena lady squeel moment but hey who can blame a gal for getting excited about craft stuff right?!!!) and she knows my mum and dad too so I so should of found her before now!!!

So, I cleaned Mandy out of stampin up dimensionals for making some spinning cards and Mo and I grabbed a catalogue too (when in Rome and all that!! ...doesn't take much to lead us astray on crafty stuffs!!!) and Mandy mentioned that she does a couple of clubs. Well, Mo's eyes lit up and his ears pricked out and he was on it! so on tuesday we went and did our first ever coffee and card. It was wonderful and Mo was so brave. He swapped his coffee out for a choccy milkshake and loved making his card.

In true stalker Lou fashion I found Mandy on facebook, and this morning up went a super fun little notebook tutorial. It was so cute I just had to get all the pieces cut out and ready to go while Scott walked poppy and dasher so that when I had walked Tyson afterwards I could get down to crafty fun!!!

Here's the inside!! Soooo cute!!! I popped some little scraps of dimensionals on the back of some of the die cut shapes from the collection kit so Mo can stick them onto something (....probably his wall or door!!!!) into the little pocket and a couple of the stickers just to Lou froo it up.

And even better, I learnt some cool new tips from Mandy's tutorial like stretching the paper a bit for pockets and keeping them open and......well, you'll just have to go to her tutorial for more cool gems of information won't you!! he he!!!

Thursday 4 August 2016

DP2 challenge #266..Anything Goes with a Mo image!

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!

There was no way I could resist one of the new images from last week for this challenge. Say it Ain't so is just so adorable. I love her little OMGosh face so much!!! and it was kinda my face when one of my best budette's told me she is moving :( I am of course very excited for her...but this was totally my face when she told me...and maybe small screams inside too!!! lol!!

Coloured up in my fave Lou colours and with some of my stroke only Basic Grey Lucille papers she was all ready to be cropped a little with my scrumptious Die Namics stitched fishtail frames. I love that little framed effect and the little sentiment that comes with her was screaming make me into a lil fishtail flag so of course I had to!! I also cut one of the scraps from my backing paper too and slipped that underneath.

I am beyond excited today because we are doing the usual 'holiday happy mail' for Mo ( for those who might not know me too well or haven't been following my blog as long, we do this for Mo every summer holidays. We get one little treat a week and put it on the mail so he gets it as a surprise! you's think he would remember it's going to happen by now but he never does and gets so excited every time something arrives!!!!) ....and his weekly surprise should be here today! He has been trying for so long to get a Peter Rabbit 50p piece ( he has even roped one of my friend into checking his shop takings for one!!!) but with no luck and then one of those advert thingies came up on facebook with a little coin collecting kit including the Peter Rabbit 50p for free in the set!! Oh my! I had a little squeel inside as I ordered it while he was making paper aeroplanes on the floor next to me!!! Then when I told Scott about it he ordered a couple more of the special Beatrix Potter 50p's to come at a later date.

Right, got to go! Thank you for popping in on me.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 1 August 2016

Biker Babe (boy)....

Morning everyone!

I'm in today with a make using  Biker Babe (boy). I have been having a good old print and colour of some of my favourite older summer themed images this week and this one was the next in the pile.Isn't he the cutest?!!  I love him!!

Today Little Mo and I don't have too much planned at all. We've had a super duper weekend full of fun and we are feeling kinda like chillin' mode today!! Mo is currently busy decorating a paper plane and I am just having my green juice and a womble around facebook. This kind of morning is sooo great and I love the holidays for this time to just slow down and play more for Mo.

Right, I am off to finish my drink, maybe make some flapjack or cupcakes and walk the dogs. Chillin' mode is on!! he he!!

Have a great day everyone, Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx