Tuesday 27 February 2018

'Cause I love you.....

Morning everyone!

There's just one more crafty day to go until Valentines Day and I have been busying away making Scott's card.

I adore the Magnolia Lovely Emoji's collection and I bought them all last year because there was no way I could choose just a few things!!! 

Cause I love you Tilda is my favourite though. There's just something about the way she holds that little heart in her hand that makes me smile.....plus her hair is pretty much like mine right now so I can identify with her!! he he!! I added a little glossy accent to the heart to make it stand out even more, and I doodled some teeny little white hearts onto her socks too....

For a little scenery, I used the Magnolia Doohickey- Lovely Fence die.Now, when you cut it out, make sure you keep all those gorgeous little heart negative cuts that come out of the fence tops. I used these to scatter around my card and to accent a few of the corners of my matting. 

For the matting on my card, I used the stunning Gummiapan Dies -Old Paper dies. The effect on their edges is just so pretty. I added a little distress inking with Walnut stain distress ink to them once I had die cut them just to add some softness to the cut edge.

For the sentiment, I just stamped it and cut around it with the edges of one of the smaller dies so that it matched the rest of the matting.

A little lace and twine from my stash just finished it off. The little flowers on the fence are from the Magnolia Doohickey 14 kit. I blooming love that kit.

Right, time to move my booty!!! I need a cuppa and some brekkie!!! Thank you for popping in on me, huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday 25 February 2018

Mudroom Boy.....

Image- Mudroom Boy.
Papers-Pink Paislee Prairie Hill.

Morning everyone!

It's Lou in for you today with a make using the super cute Mudroom Boy. Doesn't he just make you want to go awwwwwwww?! I can't help but adore him! there is nothing sweeter than little peeps trying to get on a little pair of wellies!!

He is merged onto that beautiful little background owl wallpaper and then a little bit of Lou colouring and Lou-froo and he was done.

I love how he is fab for any occasion and of course, in true Maurie amazing-ness, he has a girl counterpart available in the shop too!! both pictures are linked to their home in the shop so just click on them to be pinged there!!
Right, I need to try and bribe my little guy to stay home from school for the day. He still isn't quite right after this virus but I know what he is going to say!! He'll say he is just fine to go to school!! Little monkey!!! He won't miss a day at all.

Thank you for peeking in, Hugs Lou xx

Friday 23 February 2018

Mini Mermaid Fun........

Stamps- Mini Mermaid Fun from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Beach Cottage from The Lovely Studio.
Morning all!!

wahooooooooooooooo! It's Fab Friday!! oh I do love me a Fab Friday and I am super excited too because when Christy from Tiddly Inks was getting the new clear stamps ordered, she sneaked in a few restocks of some of my absolute favourite mini stamps, the  Mini Mermaid Fun 4x4 clear stamp set.

Just look at all the cuteness you get in this set.....
Now, I adore digital stamps, but sometimes you have just got to stamp and emboss with gold for a super fun card!! he he!! and that's what I did here! then it was just a case of colour up and pootle away with a card base.

Thank you for popping in,I'm going to get the school run done and then have another blast at clearing a bit more of my craft stash away in the crafty garage. It's coming along nicely though!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Make It Crafty new release blog hop...

 Image- Unicorn Dreams.
Chipboard- Lucky to have you.
Morning all!!

I'm super excited for you to see the gorgeous new chippies Zoe has in the store over at Make it Crafty and a blog hop is the most perfect fun way to see them all! 

Join in on the hop for a chance to win one of two prizes. Leave comments along the way and Zoe will be picking a winner from two random posts. Winners will be announced and contacted Sunday 25th February so get your hopping boots on!

This is my make using the fabulous 'Lucky to have you' sentiment. I absolutely adore this chippie (...to the point where I stroked it and apologised to it for being used....!!!bwah ha ha ha !!!!). Here is a full piccy of the card...

Just uber cuteness!! Now, should you get lost along the way, here is the whole hop order, just click on the linked names to be pinged to the girl's blogs and amazing creations.
Lou .... That's me!!

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Owlways Have fun............

Also available in clear stamp from HERE.
Afternoon all!

I am so excited to share this gorgeous cutie with you all. I had so much fun merging up all the sweet little digital elements in this set, especially the little line of owls and the sentiment on her dress!! I love how you can do that all to fit how you want with digital images!! soooo much fun!!! Just look at everything that comes included with the set...

Today I have a sick Little Mo. We had an awesome day Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday and he adopted the meerkats like he wanted to but today he woke up with an awful temperature and cough. He is all cold and clammy to touch but I am keeping him dosed with paracetamol to make sure his temp is on control.

We've had a snuggle on the settee tv morning but he's taken himself off up to watch his iPad in bed for a little while now. Poor Lil guy.

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 12 February 2018


Image- Scrappy.
Good Morning everyone!!

It's Lou in for you today with a make using the super sweet new Scrappy. oh my!! he really is the cutest little pawsy guy you ever did see!! and super fun to colour up too.

I really had a blast making this card, it was so relaxing to stitch a little twine through the holes on the heart and as per Lou-sual, there had to be some scissor distressing of the edges!! I cannot wait to get back out into my 'real' crafty room and plug in my distress it all machine again! it makes it so much easier!!

It's half term break here so today we are off to Mo's favourite place, Yorkshire Wildlife Park. He is super excited because today he is going to adopt an animal while we are there in memory of Grandad. I'm not sure which one he is going to go for!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday 8 February 2018

Pawfect Day....

Morning all!!!

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! I am so excited this morning because this image, Pawfect Day, is possibly my very favourite of the new release!! and even more exciting in that it comes as a Pawfect Day Clear stamp set too!! OMG right?!!!!

What do you get in the sets??? well, here you go ......

               Clear stamp set.                                                        Digital version.

Yup! they are the same, Christy totally rocks right? I am an absolute lover of both versions. Digital I can print out quick, flip animals and merge scenes etc but in equal uber loveness, clear stamp sets I can emboss and have a tonne of fun with so ...yup.... you guessed it! I am getting both......(currently stalking Mr Postman in a huge way!!!) and of course!! Christy has an amazing offer for the new release up here sleeve too, its valid until the 11th February so get in quick!!! 

FREE 2x3" mini clear stamp(s)*
*mini stamps are NOT available for separate purchase or with digital only orders*
*only available through this offer, ends on February 11th, 2018.

- 1 free mini stamp with minimum order of 2 clear stamps
- 2 free mini stamps with minimum order of 4 clear stamps
*In the order comments, list your preferred selection from below and you will receive your choice of Set A, B, or C while supplies last and the minimum order is met. 
 Christy reserves the right to send whichever sets I have on hand if your choices are not in stock (but she should have plenty).
A - Somebunny     B - Wryn Shares Hope      C - Two Thums Up

Oh my goodness!!!! how awesome are they????? I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed them all!! lol!!

Anywho, now ya'll are drooling tonnes I'll waffle on a little about my make today!!!!

I merged a whole tonne of cuteness from the digital set and just loved every minute of colouring this cutie pie up!! then it was just a case of a Lou card base whipped up and sprinkled with adhesives to get the magic all together!! sooo much fun!!!

Have an awesome day everyone. I'm going to get my 10,000 steps finished and brew up a green tea with chocolate and coconut, then get back on that crafty garage of evil mess-ness so I can get back out there creating!! huge hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Time Flies...Tiddly Inks new release!!

Morning all!

I'm so excited to share one of the new releases from Tiddly Inks with you this morning. I know the ENTIRE DT have been soooooo sitting on their hands with these to stop ourselves blurting them out early!! they are soooooo good!!! 

There are new clear stamps and new digital stamps HERE in the shop!! 2 pages worth of absolute scrumminess!!

So today I am sharing my Wryn Time Flies. Now, I must just say that this digital set is just $1.....yup!!! you get all of this.....

....for $1???? oh, my!!! and of course if you click on this picture you magically get pinged to the shop where she is waiting to fly to you!!! how cute is the cat??? omgosh!!!! I love that the cat could be used for a pet sympathy card all on its own too!!! 

Right, I need to scoot. I have had a couple of days off tidying the great craft room of doom and I need to get back on it!!! My lovely friend Sandra gave Mo and I so much craft stuff to play with and Mo is over the moon as he now has some of his own exclusive Mo crafting tools!! he is over the moon about it and says he wants to do some crafting over the holidays next week so I need to get on it so he has some space!! lol!!

Thank you so much for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Tiddly Inks challenge #210....Give Love!!

Nestabilities Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval.
Flowers- Petal Lu.
Morning all!!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's the first challenge of the Tiddly Inkers want you to channel your Tiddly!!...

'Give Love'

 So put on your Tiddly mojo and think hearts and love!!

 (**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 use the super sweet  Molly's Heartline. Her little dress is just so cute to colour up!! a little bit of die cutting and doodling a border fun later and she was ready to go!!!

Right, I have to dash! I have got 1.6 miles left to go on my treadmill before I feel like I can call my exercise effort done for this morning!!! I am determined to get to that magic 1 stone off weight loss in the next couple of week! I have 4lb to go so walking it off seems like a good start!!!! 

Have a wonderful day everyone, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 5 February 2018

Baby Fairy Buttercup.....

Image- Buttercup from 3 Baby Fairies set.
Morning everyone!!

I'm in with my Dream Team make for you today and I just couldn't resist using the super sweet little Buttercup from the 3 Baby Fairies set. This set has still got to be one of my most used purchases from the shop. Just look at all the cuties in this one...
I printed her out and then 'cropped' her some with my circle die so she kind of looks like she is peeking through the flowers.

So the blister on my heel is not playing ball!! It's so big and raw it's annoying!!! Yesterday my Dad took a look at it on facetime (....I blooming love the magic of facetime!!!) and he said to get it out in the air as much as I can to help it dry out. Hopefully, this new plan of attack will rid me of it!! he he he!!!!

Today I am going to do the school run and then get stuck in on the mess that is my craft room again, it is driving me bonkers but yesterday Scott finished taking all my units out for me so it really is a case of me knuckling down and sorting it now so I can get creating out there again. It's such a beautiful space when it is sorted so I know it's worth doing.

Right, a cuppa is calling my name!! Thank you for popping in,Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday 3 February 2018

Wishing you tons of fun..........

Good Morning everyone!

I'm so happy to share this super sweet and jolly elephant stamp from the Gummiapan section in the Swedish House Crafts shop. It is one of the most fun sets I have played with in a while! Just look how cute the elephant and his teeny mouse buddy are!!

Here's a closer look at the little mouse! I added a little glossy accent to his balloon, I love it!!!

I wanted to share a little tip with you for any stamps you may have that have kind of flimsy parts in the but they have a matching die that needs to fit properly too before you cut it out.

I place my rubber stamp on my work surface with the stamping side facing upwards. Then I lay my die over the top with the cutting blade facing upwards too ( because that is the direction it will be facing when it cuts your stamped image out). 

Then I take my stamping platform or acrylic block and lay them down on it together and gently push the stamp down onto my stamping platform, taking care not to disturb its placement in the die. Once it is stuck down nicely to your stamping platform you can remove the die, ink up your stamp and stamp away as normal, safe in the knowledge that it will be perfectly placed when you come to cut it out with your die.

I decided to paper piece my elephant to add some extra fun to the card. I love paper piecing and this stamp set is perfect for it with those gorgeous bold ink lines. I stamped him onto a scrap of patterned paper from my bits box and then fussy cut him out with my scissors. Then all I needed was a little glue on my fully stamped image to adhere the patterned elephant over the top!! so much fun!!

I love how the little sentiment in the stamp set goes with the elephant being so big so nicely! It really makes the card come together!

For a little interest, I couldn't resist a couple of little fishtail banners to the card.They just felt right for the party mood!! he he!!!

This is just such a fun set and I can't wait to use the whale next! but for now, I've totally got to get a wriggle on and get a cuppa before the desert in my mouth grows cacti!!!

Thank you for peeking in!! Huge hugs Lou xxx