Friday 30 March 2018

Insta Tilda.............

Hi everyone!
I'm a bit late popping into my bloggy today. We've been busy enjoying the first day of the holidays. So, we've been ou for a cooked breakfast, delivered Ryan's birthday cake to Scott's mums because that's where we are going to eat it after our meal tomorrow, done the shopping and had lunch! wahoo!!! so now I can show you my Swedish Housecrafts DT post!!!

I've used World Wide Web- Insta Tilda for my make today. She just has such a sweet little face and I absolutely adore her little heart on the lens of her camera. To make her eyes and camera lens really pop, I splodged a little glossy accents on them.

I made a tent fold card base and glued papers from my stash on both the inside and outside of my card base. Then using a little circle die from my stash, I cut a little window to "reveal" the papers inside. I fussy cut my Tilda out and then placed her on my card so she made a feature of the die cut circle.

I LOVE this fold. It would be so easy to just tuck a little cellophane bag filled with treats in there to make it into a gift card, but today, I just felt like a card to make someone smile.

How super sweet are the little World Wide Web- Computer Icons?! I stamped the little Instagram icon twice, once on a patterned piece of paper from my stash and then again on some white card. Then I fussy cut around the sweet scalloped edge of the patterned paper and on the white piece I cut just around the circle. Then I glued the white Instagram icon right onto the centre of the red layer. I love how it came out.

This gorgeous little heart is just perfect for squeezing onto your makes as a little embellishment. It is the negative cut from the Get Well- Stethoscope Die. But it is too cute a heart to miss out on not using that piece you would normally throw away! I glued it onto my card and then used it as a little "background" element behind the bow I tied. It really does look so cute!

Right, I'm going to finish off my coconut milk coffee and get my colour on while Mo watches an episode of the Haunted Hathaway's and Scott pops a bit of decking down!! I LOVE holiday time so much.

Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 26 March 2018


Images- Pirates.
Background - Laura.
Papers- Echo Park -It's a pirates life.
Good morning everyone!

I'm in with my Monday Dream Team make today and I just couldn't resist a little more merging fun! It's such an effortless way to get a scene using a digital image and well, let's face's just too cute!!!!!

This time I merged the super sweet new Pirates onto the beautiful watercolour Prairie background in the Laura image. I kid you not, that background is good for so many different images. I adore it! Teamed with some gorgeous papers, Echo Parks 'It's a Pirates Life', a little cotton gauze, twine and of course, an anchor charm for added seafaring fun, it was done!

I have had a slow couple of weeks with making cards because we've finally been moving all the last bits of my craft stash out of the spare room and I've painted it, Scott has put up a gorgeous new blind and we've had new carpet laid all in time for us to buy some new wardrobes to go in there in about a months time.

I'm really looking forward to getting back into my little crafty routine again this week. It's funny how much you can miss something when you've had a couple of weeks of not doing it like you normally would!! 

Right, time for me to get ready for the day! I'm going to walk the pawsy members of the family before the school run and then we need to nip to Aldi and get some veg and bits for the week ahead before Scott has his ultrasound done. 

Have a wonderful day everyone, Huge hugs and love, Lou xxxxx

Friday 23 March 2018

Wryn on her horse...

Good morning peeps!

My poor little blog has been a bit quiet this week! I have been super busy giving our spare bedroom a new lick of paint ready for a new carpet that is going down today ahead of us turning it into a dressing room in a few weeks time. It's too teeny to be a bedroom really so we are making the most of it in a new way! he he!!

Have you seen the scrummy new images and stamp sets in the Tiddly Inks shop recently?? there seriously is too much cuteness to choose from! and I had a hard time choosing too!! lol!! but I decided to go with Wryn and her Horse.

I went for a dapple brown colour for my horse, dotting my blender pen on to get that lovely dapple effect. And then the fun bit!! I actually had enough time to sit and make a little 'scene' from some of my favourite dies. I popped the frame and little fence up on some foam so it looked like Wryn had ridden up to the fence to greet whoever gets this card!! so much fun!!

Right, I need to get a wriggle on. Pawsy peeps need walking and the laundry needs to go on! It was a gorgeous sunny morning yesterday and today its a bit meh!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Bunny Tilda easter cuteness....

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to share this little Mini Bunny Tilda with you today because she has been sat patiently waiting for the right month on my craft desk since December!! 

Here's a closer look at her. I stamped her with my memento ink Tuxedo Black ink pad and then coloured her up before having some fun 'fussy cutting' (cutting her out with my scissors and some patience!!!). Whenever I fussy cut a stamp out, I always go around the edges with a small sponge and some walnut stain distress ink to make sure there are no rough, white edges showing.

A few highlights of white gel pen dots helped to make her fur look bobbly. I love that effect.

To get that wonderful easter feel I couldn't wait to nestle her in with these stunning vintage rabbits from the Pion Design Images from the past Valentines Animals sheet.I love how you almost miss her when you first look at the card. 

The little egg, border and backing papers are some Pion papers from my own stash, but Suha has a beautiful selection of easter Pion papers on sale in the shop too.

I really love to rip a little section of the paper open on some of my cards. I do it by placing a ruler on the paper and then gently tearing a small slit in the paper. Then, I adhere a small section of another contrasting paper behind the tear to add a little focal point.

Using a little pokey tool or punch I then add 2 little holes to thread a piece of twine through and tie it into a pretty little bow to finish off the look. A great crafty friend of mine taught me this years ago and it's still one of my most treasured lessons.

Thank you for popping in! Huge hugs Lou xx

Sunday 11 March 2018

Birthday Pig...........

Image- Birthday Pig.
Hello everyone!

I'm in with my Monday morning Dream Team make....I know its Sunday and I'm posting it on my blog a day earlier than the Dream Team blog but seriously...... squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! this little pig is just the cutest and I couldn't wait to share it with you all!! 

Birthday Pig comes with 2 super cute sentiments you can use too, I loved the 'Feel free to pig out' one because it goes so well with the scrummy cake!!......and because I let myself have a scrumptious slice of St Clements cake when we went for our Mothers Day walk around Rufford Abbey today.

We have had such a lovely day. I was woken up by Mo and a lovely basket of flowers with Mo-memade vouchers for me to 'spend' and a card that he made himself and coloured with pencils. I love that so much. 

So, mummy slushing over, back to my piggy card!! I coloured and based my card on the scrumptious challenge colours for the March colour inspiration challenge we are having over on the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges on Facebook. We'd love you to pop in and join us! the colour palette is just gorgeous, It's from Design Seeds and we love it...
Image may contain: flower and plant

Right, I'm off to get the plates out for tea. Scott has gone to fetch an Indian takeaway because our local one does a wonderful Syn free chicken shaslik that I can enjoy and not worry about! ....just the slice of cake that might have gone over my syns but I don't mind for one special day of the year!!

Thank you so much for popping in. Huge Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Tiddly Inks Challenge #211...Molly Month...

Image- Molly Floats. 

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and we thought it was time for an image showcase challenge! so it's....

Molly Month!!

 So go grab a gorgeous 'Molly' images, you can find here HERE in the shop and create away!

 (**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 on the fabulous Molly Floats. She is just such a sweetheart with those balloons. She is one of the first Molly's from all the way back in summer 2016 but she is just such a beauty to use.

Right, I need to scoot as always! I always write my blog posts as soon as I get up and get the pooter on and as soon as I begin the bear that is my empty tummy says 'feed me' and the coffee monster says 'for lord's sake girl, drink me, you look like a bear in hibernation'....!! bwah ha ha ha ha!!!

So I shall send you all big Thank you for popping in hugs and go and feed the bear!!!! huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 5 March 2018

Mistress Mary.......

Image- Mistress Mary.
Morning everyone! 

It's Lou in with a post for you today...and yup!! It's official!! I think Mistress Mary is my most used image from the shop!! I can't help it, there is just something cute about her cross little face that makes me want to colour her up time and time again! 

A little bit of die cutting, punching and flower sticking on-ness and my card was done....which was good...because it was blooming freezing in my little crafty garage!!! Since I had my chemotherapy my body has struggled to keep any whiff of a good temperature inside it so cold days are quite difficult for me! Lots of layers and wheaty bags are required!!! 

We've had a fabulous few snow days and Mo's school had to close but I have to say, it's wonderful to see pathways and roads grey and clear out of my window today!! and I will feel 100% safer driving on them then I would in the snow. 

Right, need to get myself going a bit. The dreaded girly time is giving me a bit of a bashing today so a couple of painkiller type tablets need to find their way into me with a good cup of coconut milk coffee before I can get going properly!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx