Wednesday 30 August 2017

Beach Party...........

Stamp- Beach Party clear stamp set from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- MME Notable.
Hi everyone!!

Well, I've had a busy old day of Radiotherapy, Radiotherapy review ( I am feeling absolutely fine so that was nice and quick!!), walked the dog and then it was time for the Eeeeeeeeeeeeevil injection of Herceptin !! I am super lucky though as I have it done at home and the nurse who stays with me for 2hrs afterwards was super nice again. They get the 5 min slow push injection going as soon as they can when they get here so the 2 hrs goes by really quickly. It hurts and is super tender but I have chilled it out with some relaxing crafting fun......and let's be honest....I don't need much tempting to do that when there is Tiddly Ink clear stamp cuteness waiting on my desk for me!!

I didn't get chance to play with it yesterday because my Dad got admitted into hospital with Dengue fever ( he lives in the Seychelles so when he is sick I find the distance really hard to take.) and then My gorgeous Grandad was really poorly too and I kinda melted into a Lou pot of gulpness for the day but Dad has text and is still sfae in hospital and my Grandad has picked up today too so I had no excuses to not get my colour on!!! 

And today I had the Beach Party clear stamp set waiting on my desk for me. It's sooooooo cute!! and totally the best thing for taking my mind off my upper right leg where I am super sore!!! romfl!!!

I had a little fun and glossy accented up the little eye bits on her snorkel facemask and I absolutely love that little 'Love you to the beach and back' sentiment too! I stamped it on a Die Namics Rustic heart and popped it out on some foam.

Right, I had better go and get tea on for my boys. We are having a quick tea of sausages,egg, grilled tomato and homemade chips tonight. It's a complete comfort tea for me but I need it for being brave!!! 

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 28 August 2017

A bowl of....Jack O Lanterns!!

Images- Bowl of.
Morning all!! 

I'm in today with my Dream Team post and I couldn't resist a little bit of autumn. I got a super cute new Lawn Fawn Shadow Box die and I knew just what I wanted to do with it!!

I do love to merge Mo's images and Autumn Entrance Separated has been a firm favourite of mine for autumn fun since it came out. It has the most fun little autumn elements in it and they are all seperate so you can merge them in whichever way you fancy into your creation.

I just had to merge them into the little Bowl of image. She is such a cute and cheeky little image and I decided that empty bowl just needed a good old filling with Jack O Lanterns!!!!

It's sooooo cute!! I absolutely love that super fun pop of dimension from the little stitched hills.

I am quite tired today after super fun at the Lincoln Steampunk Asylum festival. It was fantastic and Mo adored it. We had to leave because it got very busy very quickly at lunchtime which was too much for Mo but we had had 2 hrs 30 mins of looking at all the fabulous costumes and stalls. Mo has been making his little costume for a while but mine was very much a see what we have and throw it together the night before when Mo said 'You're dressing up too aren't you mummy?' on saturday evening!! gulp!! but it was super fun.

Right, time for me to scoot. It's Bank Holiday monday here in the UK. Scott is off work but busy tidying out his shed for some new wooden shelving as the wooden shelving units he has have all but collapsed and are surviving on precariously placed wooden props to hold them up! good old aldi had some plastic storage shelves on offer so he has bought a couple of those.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Fun Animals dog..........

Sentiment- MFT You have my heart stamp set.
Papers- Happy Day! from pebbles.
Hi everyone!!

I've had a busy morning! Radiotherapy session number 2, dog walking, bloods done at the Drs surgery, car taken back to Scott and then a bit of baking because Mo 'neeeeeded' mummy cupcakes!!! so I've only just had chance to schooch on up to my craft room and have a much needed relax making something Tiddly Inks as I love to on a tuesday!!!

I couldn't resist that super scrummy Tiddly Inks Fun Animals set again, they just have that Christy Croll whimsical yumminess to them that I adore and I have some Birdie Brown MFT stamp sets with such cute sentiments on that I knew the 'you're pawsitively awesome' one would be just right for this cute little dog!!

Radiotherapy has been ok for my first 2 sessions. Yesterday I had an all lady team and today I had an all men team but it doesn't worry me one bit. They were super sweet and asked me if I was ok with an all male team with it being so new to me. I thought that was so lovely of them. But....I am used to get my boobs out for all sorts of people now so I was all good with it!!!!!! the most time taken is when they are lining you up for your treatment and then my actual dose is over in 2mins and 30 seconds!!!

Right, I am going to try and squeeze in another make of something! not sure what yet but I'll just see what grabs me!!!! thank you for popping in on me, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 21 August 2017

Arabella's 1st birthday........

Image- Anton and Cissy.
Papers and flowers- Luxury Maja Sofiero gift box.

Morning everyone! 

I had a special 1st birthday card to make for my niece Arabella so Anton and Cissy was just perfect for the job.I love how I can get Tyrese and Arabella on the card in one perfect image from the shop! yipeeeeee!!!

It's such a blessing to have Maurie's images at times like this because I so love to make their cards personal and it's super special to have the images to be able to do that.

And of course, those stroke only papers and flowers from my Luxury Maja Sofiero gift box were still sitting there on my crafty desk so I had to use those too!! he he!!!

Today is my first session of radiotherapy. I'm a bit nervous about it but it's going to be over so quickly I bet I don't even get chance to bit a lip with nerves! I have a little chat appointment first and then the actual deed of rads but by 10:15am it should all be over and I shall be making my way home. Luckily I have Scott and Mo coming with me for this first one so they can be my big girl pants for me!!!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 19 August 2017

Cause I love you Tilda........

Romantic Lace Doo Hickeys.
Memory Box Butterfly Delights.
Papers and flowers- Luxury Maja Sofiero gift box.
Morning all!

I've been for a lovely walk with my BF's pawsy peep and now I've got some time t blog away my latest make.

This card is for my fabulous MIL. I wanted to do something a little different and super special with some of my scrumptious Magnolia bits for her and my little Lou head cogs were ticking away with a tutorial that I have used many times and still adore by Dawn Griffith, the shadow box tutorial. It's such a wonderful little card because of the depth in that little window piece.

I put my own spin on the base card pieces by using my new Recipe Card Doo Hickeys with the Dream Tag Doo Hickeys for the cut out window! super yey because it looks sooo cute!! I used the cut out part of the Dream Tag to write our message on for the back piece with a few of the little hearts from my Romantic Lace Doo Hickeys glued on along the bottom (....I don't know why this lace die is retired, its truly a stunner with those little magical hearts).
I fussy cut my little Lovely Emojis Cause I Love you Tilda out and then popped her out on some foam so she stands out. I paper pieced her little heart in her hand with a scrap of the paper left from the card base and then sparkled it up with some glitter before glossy accent'ing it for extra pretties!! then it was onto some hold gently, use very carefully flowers from Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl. I love these little flowers!! they came in my Luxury Maja Sofiero gift box that my beautiful friend Wendy got me for my birthday.

 I added a couple of strips of a grass die around her feet but you can't see them too well in the piccies, you can just see them inside the window on the piccy above and then I used a couple more scraps of the paper to cut out some little butterflies with my Memory Box Butterfly Delights die.

Right, time for me to scoot! I have some bits I need to do today (....mainly finishing off undercoating my kitchen, hoovering and steam mopping but I can make it sound exciting by saying I have some bits to do!! lol!!!). Thank you so much for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Fairy Wishes.....

Image- Fairy Wishes.
(I used 0.75 size)
Pens- Promarkers.
Morning all!!

Well I've been busy this morning since I got up but I'm just getting a few minutes now to sit and get some me time and catch up on the old bloggy posting!! and I am so excited today because I've really been sitting on my hands since monday to post this make!! he he!!

I am so excited to be on the MIC team and even more excited to see Krista's images coming into the store! (oh my!! the squeeee's from me can probably be heard worldwide everytime Zoe tells us there's more coming!!!!!!!) and then on monday morning I woke up to see Zoe had done a live video using Fairy Wishes and covered colouring transparencies within the image ( like her wings and little skirt) and I just had to have a go right away!!

I had a blast colouring her up and then I had just the most perfect little chippies too go with her!! the Mini Dragonflies tinklings are just way too cute!!! I coloured them up and splodged some glossy accents on to pop them out even more....ooooh I love them!! 

Here is a little piccy of them a bit closer up...swoooon!!
I can never get sparkle to show when I take a piccy from a distance but it's a little better cropped in! 

Right, I need to get moving! We need a little walk before we have lunch so I'm going to do that now. I am slowly getting back to being me and moving around some more now my legs and feet aren't quite so sore and swollen!! it feels so nice to be able to schmooooze around without feeling 100 yrs old already!! he he he!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Fun Animals bunny cuteness...

Sentiment- Love and Smiles from YNS.
Papers- MME Noteable.
Afternoon all!!

I was so going to post this card earlier but then Mo and I went for a lovely walk with my BF, found another BF on the way round and had a lovely little play at the park before returning which time a small Mo was hungrier than a bear so our first job when we got in was lunch!! Now the bear cub has been fed and is chilling out with 30 mins of TV while I catch up on my bloggy!!

I couldn't wait to play with this new set from Tiddly Inks today. The little animals are so cute (Mo and I call them Funimals instead! he he!!!!) I chose the gorgeous little bunny since I have 2 of my own and I adore them. The little sentiment is one from one of my YNS stamp sets and it just went perfectly with this card because I am going to give it to Scott. (.I often wonder if he gets bored of getting little cards from me all the time but hey, he is just rather fabulous and deserves to be told so!!!).

We don't really have much else planned for this afternoon at all. My new Doo Hickey 15 Sail Away set has arrived in the post from Suha over at Swedish House Crafts so I am going to have a little look at those over a nice hot cuppa with a couple of biscuits. 

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 14 August 2017

Shoulders boy and Look Ma Girl....

Images- Shoulders Boy C.
Morning everyone!
It's Lou in with a post for you today and I've been busy making a birthday card for one of my amazing BF's mini peeps to give to their Daddy for his birthday.

Her little boy has the most beautiful curly hair so Shoulders Boy C was just perfect to get the right effect for his hair and her little girl has totally rocked the riding a bike without stabilizers thing this week....I mean like take the stabilizers off and she was gone straight away!! and I was super lucky to see it all happen too, so special.

So I really wanted the card to reflect all those elements...thank goodness for Maurie and her amazing images because I knew where to head right away!! 

I'm not sure what me and my little guy will be up to today yet. I've got some swelly legs and feet and my BP is a bit pants so I need to ring the Dr to see about getting my BP meds sorted and a but of a diuretic tablet to sort out the swelly legs and feet!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday 10 August 2017

Tiddly Inks Fun blog hop!!

Today is the blog hop and the Tiddly Inkers and guest designers who are joining in, and I hope YOU join in too! If you already created something for the hop, pop over to the Tiddly Inks blog and add your link to the blog hop. It's all day today, starting at 8:00 AM CST.

How to Participate:
Visit each person's blog below or those in the Inlinkz list and leave a comment. The blog hop will start at 8 AM and you are welcome to visit blogs all day. Then stop in and chat with us in the Facebook Group page between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky person will be randomly selected from the comments to receive a $10 gift certificate.

There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 GCs worth $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs listed below. These GCs will be randomly won by people who leave comments on that blog. You may win more than once by commenting on multiple blogs. In addition, two blogger participants will be selected from the Inlinkz list (announced August 13) to receive a $10 gift voucher.

Who to visit:

There will also be random prizes or freebies throughout the DT blogs, so be sure to comment and visit each one.

Here is a list of gorgeous blogs to peek in on......

My card was made for my amazing husband. It's our anniversary today and he is just my world. I love the new animals images so much! I made the sentiment up in word and then just printed it out and snipped it with my scissors to make 2 sweet fishtail banners! too cute!!

Anyways, Happy hopping peeps!! I've seen some of the creations and they are too cute to miss!! 

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Thursday 3 August 2017

Mo's Digital Pencil challenges on Facebook.....

Chipboard 'Boo!' from MIC.
Papers- Echo Park Arsenic and Lace (digital).
Morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge over on Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges over on facebook. ( please click on the pink writing to find us there!) and this month I decided to go with something different for you all and make a sketch for you to follow. I love a good sketch to sink my teeth into so I went with one of my favourite card layouts for you to follow....
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 couldn't resist using one of the super sweet new witches in the store, Little Witch Wendolyn.Oh my, I adore her!!!! and if you've been following my blog a while, you will know I love all things halloween!!

I was even super lucky enough to get the awesome little Chipboard 'Boo!' in my chippies pack from Zoe at MIC. Oh my golly gosh! if you don't have it, you need it! it comes with the shadow layer for the actual Boo! word. I used the 2" size for this card and just coloured it up with my promarkers before popping it out of it's little sheet and added a little sparkle to it.

Right, I need to go get tidying a bit, the house looks like a bombsite with summer holiday fun taking priority of mamma cleaning duties (...well, what can I say, the choice of hoovering over making a matchbox car track with Mo...we all know which cutie will win mamma's time first in my house!!!!).

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

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Tiddly Inks challenge #204.....Autumn Glow

Papers- Crate Paper Oh Darling.
Dies- MFT BluePrints 5.

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

Autumn Glow!

 So below is a colour chart for you follow with some super sweet autumn colours.
( huge thanks to designseeds)

 (**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 could not resist inking up my gorgeous new DeerHeart clear stamp set for this challenge. There is just something way too cute about her not to ink her up!! 

I opted for stamping her and her little deer up in Rich Cocoa memento ink. It's juat a gentler line than the black and it used the 'browny' part of that fabulous colour palette just perfectly.Then it was down to my Crate Paper Oh Darling 6x6 pad to do the rest for me and oooooh it delivered just perfectly with some fun and gentle layers of patterns.

I used my DieNamics Blueprints 5 to cut the layers out. I've heard a little rumour it's been retired now but ooooh this set is one of my absolute faves. The little tab part is just perfect for sentiments and I stamped the little 'my' right next to the 'deer heart' sentiment so it just touched and I do love how it came out.

Right, I'm off to get some laundry in the washing machine and have a quick hoover before Mo finishes reading! Poppy is malting something chronic and I have black furry girl tumbleweeds floating around my living room!!!!

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