Monday 31 October 2016

Patrick in the pumpkins......

Morning everyone!

I'm in with a post for you today using the gorgeous little Patrick in the pumpkins. Who could resist this little sweetheart in his pumpkin patch?!! I love his little face popping out so much.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Bookmark cuteness.........

Images- Mini and many friends from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!

I hope this tuesday morning finds you all well. I have been a bit off colour!! Its quite silly because it's totally my own fault. I am allergic to egg protein but I have been trying to introduce a bit more egg into my diet and it was all going ok until yesterday!! I won't give you all the gory details but it has left me feeling very under the weather!!

So I needed a relaxing crafty something to do to stop me moping around while Little Mo enjoyed some Club Penguin time on the computer! I decided on making some little bookmarks. We get through so many books in our house,it's nice to dress up those pages to hold with something super cute!!

Here's a better piccy of cuteness!!
Today the little guy and I are going to coffee and card with our gorgeous friend and stampin up lady, Mandy. Mo loves going and really looks forward to it in the holidays so I am sucking up the yucky feeling and looking forward to some craftiness!

Thank you for popping in on me.
Huge hugs and love Lou xxx

Monday 24 October 2016

Mighty Oak......

Image- Mighty Oak.
Flowers- Petal Lu.
Morning everyone!!

It's my turn to post over on the Dream Team blog and I absolutely loved making my card this week.

Mighty Oak is just the cutest little bringer of autumn fairy I have ever seen!! such a swweetheart. So a splodge of die cut cropping and some Lou fave colours and my lil fairy was all done. I love that little acorn! 

And I broke out the gorgeous flowers I won from Petal Lu. Oh my!!! they are so delicate and pretty! I adore them. Lucinda packed a box full of my fave colours and then a few others too that all go together (which was a massive help because I get so stuck in the colour comfort zone and really don't know what else to add into the mix!).

So we are on half term break now and I am so happy. I love having my mini squidge around. Today we have not a lot planned. Just woofer walking and Mo wants to play a little club penguin and roblox after that as we don't get time to do that in term time at all. 

Have a wonderful day everyone. Huge hugs and love from me xxxxxx

Thursday 20 October 2016

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

Images- Come Hither.

Hi everyone!!

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

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 have had an 'image crush' on most of the Heartless collection since they came out!! I LOVE them! I have used Dare tonnes but never felt brave enough to go for Come Hither or Heartless until now!! gulp!! but Debby's halloween challenge just yelled at me to bite the bullet and get them.

Then instead of using just the one I decided they would be great fun for a halloween merge. So much fun because I love them together!! 

Here's a piccy of them with their bling showing. For some reason I can never really get it to show on a full card shot?? I think I need to sort out my lighting positions big time but here they are close up..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!

Right! got to go!! have fun hopping peeps!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Ewe are the best.......

( used inside for writing on).
Papers- from my scraps box.
Morning everyone!!

I have been busy cooking away this morning so only just got time to sit down and get my blog post done! my house smells yummy!! I am going to get my homemade soup once I have written this post as my reward for not forgetting!! he he!!

This is my mum's birthday card. I love these twist and pop cards and have been making them for some time now but a lady I follow called Dawn did an amazing tutorial for them that makes it sooooo much easier to make them. You can find it HERE ON THIS LINK

I used some scraps of paper from my scarps box for the patterned pieces and then it was time for those super super cute MFT Ewe are the best sheep. My mum loves sheep so these stamps and their matching dies just rock in our house!! we use them tonnes!!!

Here is how it looks when it's open....(....and it still looked like that when my mum opened it because I totally forgot to write in it in my excitement when I finished it and put it in the envelope.....!!!!!)...

I love how you can showcase a few of these gorgeous stamps with this card fold! and here's a video of it opening because I just love it!!!!! Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 18 October 2016


Image- Witchy Wryn.
Morning Peeps!!
It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and this time it's some seasonal fun!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to get.....


This super fun challenge is such a fab one with plenty of options for you to get your Tiddly Spook on!! So think monsters, ghosties, witches,halloween colours themes and halloween fun!!

 (**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 **)

There is such a choice of fun halloween images over at Tiddly Inks from gothic style to super cute, I just had to go super cute with Witchy Wryn. It's that little froggy and kitty hiding in there with her that did it! I can't resist a cute critter!! 

And of course, there was a perfect background paper in the Sugar and Spice paper set. Another of my absolute favs!! so I merged my litte wryn onto it, printed away and got colouring! 

The boo! is from the silhouette store. It's such a cute looking boo! I cut it in black cardstock and then added some glittery bling to it.

Right, time to get going. I need painkillers (...ack girly time), a cup of coffee and the rain to stop..!! lol!!

Have a great day everyone, huge hugs Lou xx

Monday 17 October 2016

Dwarf 5..........

Image- Dwarf 5.
Morning everyone!

 I just couldn't resist the fabulous new Dwarf 5 from mo's digital pencil for my Dream Team make today. He is just rather fabulous isn't he?!! I had so much fun making this card with him.

I teamed him up with some scummy papers and a great quote from William Shakespeare's A Winters Tale. It goes so well with him and winter is well on its way now...brrrrrr says Lou as she rushes off to put the kettle on for a cuppa!!!

Thank you for popping in 
Hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 13 October 2016

Big wheels keep on turnin...........

Sentiment- done in word.

Evening all!!!! 

I have been playing away tonight and I couldn't resist just blogging it now. I had so much fun merging a few gorgeous Tiddly Inks images together that the card made me share it............ he he he he he!!!!!!

Sometimes it feels so good to just play away. The paper that comes with Magda and Sparkles is one of my absolute favourite papers Christy has drawn. Its so cheery and just really rather magical to me.

The My home image is such a gorgeous little house (...totally want to wake up in this scene one day!!).

And then of course, there is the awesome Big wheels keep on turnin'. I ADORE this image! I have a wonderment thing with penny farthings, they are always such fabulous things to see and I always wonder how do people not fall off?!!!!

Right, I need to get my butt to bed! I am worn out tonight!!

Huge hugs and love for you all
Lou xxx

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Is it christmas Yeti?............

Stamps- Beast Friends.
Morning everyone!

There's just way too much cuteness in the new MFT Beast Friends stamp set!! I love their little faces so much!! and this little festive lights one was too cute to miss! 

In the set you get lots of little extra stamps and they are just perfect for making a little scene around your chosen cute dude! I went for a few trees and pressies!

I decided on the gorgeous Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots paper to go with him and oh my oh my, those Stitched square scalloped edge frames are just beautiful. I popped it up on a little foam just to finish everything off.

Thank you for peeking in, Lou xxx

Monday 10 October 2016


Image- Naunet.
Hi everyone!

I'm in for you today with my Dream Team post. I had 4 different new images all lined up on my desk this week but I totally couldn't choose which one so I took a step away from them (...there's always next week right?!!!) and printed out the gorgeous Naunet.

It just had to be a shaker card too since my fantastic friend Mandy has me hooked on them right now! so beach sand and teeny shells from the collection were added to the frame and then I splodged on the acetate card front. Job done and sooo pretty.

Right, I've bored your socks off enough for one morning!! off to get a cup of tea and a bit of breakfast, my tummy is rumbling like a hungry bears who just got out of hibernation!!

Huge hugs, thank you for popping in on me! Lou xx

Thursday 6 October 2016

Baby's Stocking.....

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!

I am a bit late with my post this morning because, well, it was that time in a woman's life when she has to go for a smear...Oh I do not like these things!!! but it's all over now so I can get right back to the cuteness that is  baby's stocking.

I had some paper piecing fun with this one on his little onesie and then it was a case of layers up some scrummy papers and splodge on some sweet wooden snowflakes and whoot whoot it's done!!!

Right, that's me for today. I need to pull up my big girl pants and get my brave face on for Little Mo's meeting at school tonight about his france trip next year! oh my! its a week long one and he's never been away that long but I think he will adore it.

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #192... Happy Fall Y'all!!

Morning all!!! 

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and autumn is rolling in!! Let's enjoy those last couple of weeks beautiful coloured leaves on the trees and autumn sunsets!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to get.....

Happy Fall Y'all!!

 So think luscious fall colour themes, leaves falling, and autumnal fun!!

 (**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 go for a cheery happy card with fall colours!! wahoooo! Job done!! and what better image than 2 super cute little pixies?!!  their hair is so blingy but as usual 'can't take a photo of bling for toffee' here couldn't get a good picture of it!! lol!!

Right, time to go! Little Mo needs my pooter to practice his maths on a fun little game that school have bought for them!! he LOVES it so while he's happy on it I'm all for letting him rip on it!!! he he!!

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

Monday 3 October 2016

Autumn Entrance.......

Morning everyone!

Autumn is definitely gaining full swing here in the UK. Fresh, dewy mornings and chilly days followed by darker nights drawing in.....which in Lou land means heating turned up a notch and thick snuggly socks applied along with good usage of hot wheaty bag!!!!

So with that in mind I just had to get the Autumn Entrance Separated image set. I love a good fun bit of merging with Mo's images to make my own little piece of art and this set is just so perfect for that. There are even more super elements that I didn't use in this little image. Take a look at the whole set....swoooon!!! 
Isn't it just delcious?!! I LOVE it!! 

Right, I need to get my butt in gear and face the day!! school run, paws to walk and 10,000 steps to get in!!! I also need to take a good old look at slimming world. So many of my friends are really seeing results following that plan so I think its time to kiss my WW goodbye and try something new! 

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xxx