Wednesday 31 May 2017

Col. Macallan.........

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Image- Col. Macallan from Kenny K stamps.
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Morning everyone!

Today I am sharing one of my Kenny K stamps makes. I absolutely adore this fabulous steampunk pet bulldog. My little Mo loves steampunk and has been busy building his costume up for a few months now so with fathers day coming up I just had to help him out by making him a super cool gift bag to give his gift to Scott in.

The gears are some metal ones we bought in a selection bag and the rest will be going on Mo's brown top hat that goes with his costume but I thought it would tie in so nicely to put a few on Daddy's bag for him too. I can't wait for him to pop his choice of socks (we always gift socks for mothers and fathers day, its a kooky daubney thing, socks keep your heart warm) when we go shopping for them.

Right, I need to get a wiggle on! Oncology appointment today at 11am.
Huge hugs and thank you's for popping in, Lou xxx

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Friends are the chocolate chips in life........

Morning everyone!

I felt like having a Tiddly Tuesday today!! Today will be mostly powered by me trying to find some kind of caffeine that does not give me reflux to keep me awake since I woke at 1:45am this morning ( thank you very much for the party chemo pains, let's not do it again tonight!! lol!!!) so a bright and cheery little make was just what I needed to get the Lou brain in the game today!!!

I have a busy week again! Today i am visiting the vampire bank (AKA my nurse!!) to give them some more bloods to test, then tomorrow I have an appointment with my oncologist to see how I am doing, thursday I am having my new PICC line fitted and friday is chemo day...phewsh!!! and it's half term too so I am squeezing a tonne of Mo time and snuggles right in there too!

Right, I need to get a shifty on. I am going to treat myself to a lovely walk to the drs surgery I think. Sometimes its good to just womble along Lou style in the fresh air.Not sure what Mo and I are going to do for the rest of the day but I do need to pop out and get some cake making bits so that will be on the plan somewhere.

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

Monday 29 May 2017

Wonderful Day..........

Image- Sentiment from Wonderful Day.
Morning everyone! 

I decided to do something a little different for my Dream team DT post this week. I challenged myself to use one on the stunning sentiments Maurie makes to go with images as the main part of my card. 

This sentiment comes with Wonderful Day. I absolutely love how it turned out. i just die cut lots of super teeny butteflies to 'fly' across the sentiment and some super cheery design papers.

It's school holiday time here and bank holiday today so I am lucky enough to have Mo and Scott at home. I'm not sure what we are going to do today yet as Scott is a bit under the weather with a yucky cold and sore throat. It might just be a veg out at home day today! we'll see how we all feel after a cup of tea!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Sunday 28 May 2017

Jasmine Shopping..............

Image- Jasmine Shopping from LOTV.
Hi everyone!

I've just got back from a wonderful morning at the seaside and realised I haven't blogged any of the pretties I've been making this week!! derrrrr Lou!! so I thought I'd start with this one (...though you have to excuse the wonky bit of lace in the photo!! I squished it down whilst plodding out to my garage to take the photo lol!!)

I needed a new girly shopping kinda image and the Jasmine Shopping digital image from LOTV just fit the bill tickety boo!! Isn't she fabulous though? 

I've been doing ok in the last week apart from my sore mouth and very sore nose but that's been much improved today so I will be on top form just in time for my next chemo on friday!! typical!! he he. I am so looking forward to arranging the time to take the pennies we raised to the Breast Unit too. Sadly the massive cyber attack on the NHS has left the team up there struggling terribly to get everyone seen and sorted out. I hope the idiots who sent the virus are satisfied that they put people lives at risk...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. So I am waiting until they get all sorted out and then I''ll go.

Right, I can hear the kettle calling me. I feel so relaxed after a swishy walk along the shore of the water. I LOVE days like today.

Huge hugs and thank you for popping in, Lou xxx

Monday 22 May 2017

Kai is one boy (redux)........


I'm in with my Dream Team make for you today and I have been lucky enough to need a super cute little baby boy image for 2 of my favourite little baby boy's over the last week....cue Kai is one boy (redux)!!

This cutie was just what I needed to make me smile as I was colouring, cutting and gluing! Isn't he just so cute? 

I have been mostly well this weekend. Some good old chemo aches and pains but mostly good so I think my new injection really helped. Today I am hoping to get a bit more time to have a play with my yummy new Lawn Fawn bits and maybe my new magnolia stamps!...I'll see how far I get!! he he!!!

The most exciting thing I need to do today is ring the breast unit and see whn I can go and take my pennies in!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! I can't wait. I would love to try and get my photo taken with some of the people I know up there so you can see how amazing they are too.

Thank you for popping in! hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Cutie Pie...

 Image- Cutie Pie from Tiddly Inks.
Slider Card Tutorial- Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

Morning everyone!

I've ha d a rough couple of days but am feeling a bit more Lou-ish today so the big pooter has been turned on for a blog post! wahoooooo!!!

Yesterday was my very special friend Erin's birthday. She is such a special lady so I wanted something with a bit of awwwwwww factor. I just had to have another go at the super fun slider card I have been so enjoying. I don't know what it is about them but I just LOVE them! Its so fun to pull up the little slider part!!

And of course, the brand new Cutie Pie from Tiddly Inks  images had to come out too, they just make me smile from ear to ear! they are the sweetest little things. 

The inside just has a little decoration and I write on the back of the slider.
I have the date and time for having my Picc Line fitted now so I just need to do some talking with myself before it goes in that I can super whizz and manage it being in for 4 months ( are looking at a girl that doesn't even like plasters here!! lol!!!).

Right, I'm going to have a raspberry tea and label up my new stash of magnolia stamps from Swedish House Crafts...oh my!!! they are seriously way too gorgeous!! I got some dies too so I am seeing how long I can hold myself off playing with them (...I give myself like......5 minutes!! bwah ha ha ha!!!!).

Huge hugs, Lou xxxxxx

Sunday 14 May 2017

Going Up Boy..........

Image- Going Up Boy.
Slider Card Tutorial- Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

Morning everyone! I'm in for you today with such a fun card. I absolutely loved making this one. I popped a link to the tutorial up there ^ under my photo incase anyone else wanted to have a go with this card base! 

And of course! Going Up Boy was just the perfect image for the job with his little balloon carrying him and his sock monkey off on an adventure!!

Here is the card open! eeeeeeeeeep!! so cute with that little hidden birthday message! I love it!!

And this is how he opens up! so cute!! I do love a super fun card!!

So my 2nd dose of chemo didn't go exactly to plan on friday!! I had a bad reaction to it after just 24mls and it had to be stopped while they quickly gave me some piriton and extra steroids to sort me out.I have never felt so yucky. I couldn't breathe properly and my head felt like mush and the nurses told me my face was a glorious shade of cherry red! but they were so super in sorting me out I was ready to go again after 30 minutes rest. My vein refused to flush at the end of my chemo and the nurse was worried it might blow if she tried anymore which would mean chemo drugs in all the wrong places so they removed my cannula.

My veins are so feather thin I am having to have a Picc Line fitted in a couple of weeks. I'm a little nervous of that but it will be so much easier for everyone in trying to get me sorted because trying to get a vein to get chemo meds and IV's in is quite a trauma! he he!!! so the Picc Line will go into the top of my right arm for the next 4 doses of chemo. It's not too long so I'll just get those big girl pants pulled right up and get on with it!!

To stop me getting sick like last time (...hopefully!!!) I have been given some special injections to inject myself with for 7 days to make those little white cells boost for me instead of deplete too much like last time. I was a little nervous about doing them but pulled up my big girls pants and went for it! Pinch an inch, 45 degrees, push it in and the job is done! Go me!! First nivestim injection done! 💉
So I am learning new skills each time!! he he!! Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Balloon Basket........

Stamp- Balloon Basket from LOTV.
( also available in digi HERE)
Morning everyone!

Its LOTV's 13th birthday today so I thought what better way to celebrate one of my favourite stamp companies than to share a make with one of their stamps today!!

This little cutie, Balloon Basket , was just what I needed to make a super sweet little new baby card. And for those digi image crafters out there, this cutie is available in digi HERE.

A bit of colouring and Lou froo and it was done. I double stamped the balloon part so I could make a feature of it at the top. Baby boy cards are sometimes so hard to make a special feature of because I never feel like I can flower them up!! he he!! so the little popped out balloon made all the difference.

Right, I need to get a wiggley on! I am going to see my oncologist today for a check up to see how I am doing with treatment so far....I briefly saw him last week while I was enjoying my little holiday in the!!! but today is a proper appointment so it will be nice to get a bit more information.

Huge hugs for you all, Lou xxx

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Secret Tiddly message!!.......

Message capsule- I got mine HERE.
Morning everyone! 
I have to fly out to get my bloods done in a few mins but I decided there was time before I go to share some Tiddly Inks cuteness!!! (....there's always time for that right?!!!).

Christy released some amazing colouring books to cater for the colouring book crafty peeps out there and oh my gosh are they AMAZING!!! I love every one but just had to go with this cutey little birdhouse for a make I was inspired by on a post a while ago by Swedish House Crafts. I loved the idea but needed to Lou-ify it!! I actually made this before I got super sick last week so I've been itching to blog it!!

Inside the cute little card is this...
The link for where I got my little empty capsules in is up there under my first piccy and oh my! they are too much fun to make with! I can't wait to do another one!! and then the piccy below is it slide out of its little holder...too cute!!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!! I love those little birdies all lined up with their teeny little 'Happy New Home Love From Us xxx' sentiment!!

Its so good to have a super fun make now and again!! and here's a video of little ole me opening it up to show you all how it works...

Right, I must fly! I need a wee (...thank you 3L of fluids I must drink daily.....!!) and to get my coat on to go get my bloods done (...arghhhhhhh....Vampires!!!!).

Huge hugs and squeezes, Lou xxx

Sunday 7 May 2017


 Image- Pignon.
Morning everyone!
It's Lou in with a make for you this morning and this scrumptious little mushroom fairy,Pignon, was going to be my challenge card make but I was poorly in the hospital so I couldn't finish it off!! doh!!!

I just adore Pignon. I've had it in my files for sooooo long and decided it was the one for me this time. I decided to sneak some colour in there too by doing the little gills underneath the mushrooms in rainbow colours.They are also glittery but as always, I struggled to get that in the top piccy and resorted to ...FLASH...aaaa...aaaaaa...(...y'all are going to be singing the Flash Gordon soundtrack all day now right?!!!!!) to show off the pretties!

I had from Tuesday to Friday in the hospital with Neutropenic Sepsis. The staff on the ward were so lovely looking after me. I had a whole tonne of antibotics by IV and blood thinning injection into my tummy every night. My bloods needing testing everyday to make sure my neutrafil levels were going back up from 0.6. They dropped the first night down to 0.5 but then they got better everyday so now I am much better and back home again. My oncologist is going to sort me out with some injections for my next chemo sessions to help those little white cells keep to a good level so hopefully I won't get too sick again.

Today my little bits of hair growth from my head shave of hair are falling out at a great rate of speed!! It feels ever so weird and keeps making us all giggle!! 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Blooming Beautiful...

It's time for another fun challenge here on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's time for some flowery fun!!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to think.....

Blooming Beautiful!

 So think flowers/ images featuring flowers.

 (**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 the super cute Mini and many friends. There are so many little elements in that set that you can merge up a cute little scene in no time! As always, my lil sprout was on my mind so the little sentiment in my paper pad was just perfect and I couldn't resist adding it in there!!

Then I nestled them all in to some super sweet little blooms, awwwwww.

So today my tummy has settled some but my scampy temp is still sitting at 37.4 and I need it back to its perfect little 36.3!! I have a day of chilling out ahead of me.I feel a little relaxing crafting coming on!! he he he!!!! the truth is I am not so good at this resting thing. I like to be busy and doing stuff so adjusting to a slightly more laid back Lou is taking some getting used to!

Right, off for a cup of berry tea and then it's time to ring the Drs about a patch of skin on my back thats a bit sore.....I think it may actually be my super powers finally coming in but I'm sure the doc will write it off as normal stuff !!!! bwah ha ha ha ha!!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Monday 1 May 2017

To plant a garden........

Watercolour background from Laura.
Morning everyone! 

The 1st of may already?! oh my!!! Well I guess I got my may flower and growing thing right on with this make then!! I had a complete merge fest for this gorgeous couple. I adore them together! and merged onto that beautiful background too. Swooooon!! 

Don't forget to check out Maurie's tutorial if you are only just starting out on your merging journey, it explains everything you need to know to merge .png files. Just press play!!

We had a wonderful day yesterday. We went to Springfields in spalding and I got some quality time with my precious boys. There was an Alice in wonderland theme on the gardens so we had a train ride with the Mad Hatter driving! Mo thought it was fabulous!
And I have been dilly dallying over a new pair of skechers go walks for a couple of weeks now but just couldn't settle on which pair. When we got to the skechers shop they had some special Breast Cancer ones in the window and £5 of the price goes to Breast Cancer so I just knew they were the ones for me! there was a gorgeous grey and pink pair and a trainer pair too but I adored these ones...
Right, I'm going to scott. Last night was rough on me with a yucky tummy and a bit of a temp. Temp sitting nicely this morning though so hoping after a few immodium capsules I'll be feeling much better!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx