Monday 21 January 2019

Bath Tub Tilda....

Morning Everyone,

I'm in with my Swedish House Crafts post for you today. I decided to have a play with the newly released Let's Go collection. I really loved making little Epsom salt and lavender gift bag using one of the bags my Magnolia Advent Calendar came in!! well, one has to save and re-use lovely things!!!

Bath Tub Tilda is just the sweetest little image and I decided to stamp her, mask her up and then use the stunning Vintage room door behind her as the bathroom door.

I added a little glossy accents to her bubbles to give them that lovely floaty bubble kind of look, so pretty. I stamped out 2 of the little perfume bottle stamps and cut around them to decorate the bottom right corner of my gift bag.

They look so sweet. For the top of the bag, I used a Magnolia Lace DooHickey die from my stash and the die cut the gorgeous little crossed keys from the Lobby Accessories die set. I cut them twice, once in kraft card and then once in my design paper so I could use the little negative cut hearts from the tops of the keys to sit on the centre where the keys cross over.

The Maja Designs Christmas Seasons 6x6 pad had to be used again!! I absolutely adore it and it's always worth remembering that sometimes Christmas papers are not just for Christmas use!! they are just so beautiful.

And here is a side view of my little gift bag. I so wish you all had scratch and sniff screens so you could smell the lavender, its gorgeous. This would be such a lovely gift for someone who is moving into a new home and will need a good soak for their muscles after all the moving of boxes!!!!

Right, time for me to get off here and get a wriggle on. Monday mornings always feel a bit slow and then kapow...they've caught up with me and I'm a hot mess!!! he he he!!!! Have a magical day everyone.
Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 14 January 2019

Feed The Birds...

Image- Feed The Birds.
Morning all! 

I'm popping in today to share my latest Dream Team creation and this week it's one just for me.

This beautiful little Feed The Birds image made me think of my Grandad. He absolutely loved robins. So I made this just for me to add to my Memorydex. And that little sentiment is such a perfect reminder for us all.

Who could resist this cuteness??? ...
Feed the Birds
Right, I need to get a wriggle on. I have an appointment with a workout DVD and torture before I can get on with my day!! lol!! but, there's only one person who can sort out and tone my ass and that's me so it's time to suck it up and get on with it!!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Sleeping baby cuteness....

Stamp- Sleeping Baby Tilda.
Papers-Maja Designs Christmas Seasons 6x6 pad.
Wiper Card tutorial- HERE.
Morning everyone.

I'm in with my Swedish House Crafts DT make today and I couldn't help but use that golden oldie by Magnolia Stamps, Sleeping Baby Tilda. I had a new baby card I needed to get busy on since I got lost in all the Christmas festivities and hadn't got it made.I really did lose all track of time over November-December and christmas cards for family and special things that happened in the run up just didn't get cards made for them :(  but I'm trying to make up for it all now Mo is back at school and I feel at quite a loss during the day!

The Maja Designs Christmas Seasons 6x6 pad had some stunning little blue papers in it that were just perfect for what I had in mind, and I couldn't help myself but paper piece with the little scraps I had left from decorating the card base itself.

This type of card is called a Wiper Card. You can find the tutorial I always follow to make them HERE. I've been making them for years since my friend Mich and I used to set each other a Happy Mail card making challenge each month! we had such fun!!

I love them because that little pop up element is such fun when you take the card out of the envelope and it pops up! It was also the perfect size for me to get that super sweet little Gummiapan Button Heart die that I love so much in there too!!

The beautiful tag and lace dies are both Magnolia stamps too. I think they are my some of my favourite Doo Hickeys! Magnolia's dies never get old do they?

Right, I need to vamoose my caboose!!! there is a cuppa with my name on it calling me from the side!! Thank you so much for popping in on me today.

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 7 January 2019

Love Cupcake...

Image- Love Cupcake.
Papers- MME 'Charmed' Record It.

Morning everyone! I'm in with a Dream Team post for you again and today I've used some of my pencils practising again on the absolutely delicious, Love Cupcake. She even comes with the cutest sentiment, just look at her!! awwww!! and I've even linked the picture below right to her home in the shop so if you neeeeeed her as much as I did, all you need to do is click on her picture!! wahooooo!!!!

Love Cupcake
The scrummy papers are some MME ones from a very stroke only pad of 6x6 Record it ranges, this one was called Charmed. I so love my little 6x6 MME pads but they are definitely beginning to dwindle in volume now!!!

Now, I'm not going to lie. Today I will mostly be moping around my house making little whimpering sighs at the quiet and lonely feel. Mo is back to school and Scott is back to work and I know already it's going to be far too quiet. I am one of those super daft mummy's that totally misses their people.

So my only plans for today are that dreaded school first school run of the year. I'm going to take a walk with the dogs and try and get myself reset into that term time feel....urgh!!!! and then see if I can't get myself cheered up some!!! 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Queen of Love Notes, Tiddly Inks challenge #221- Anything Tiddly Goes!!

Image- Queen of Love Notes from Tiddly Inks.
Morning Peeps!!

Happy New year!! and to get it really started, it's time to get those Tiddly fingers crafting again over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. And to ease you in gently, we are doing our normal easy first challenge of the year!!

Anything Tiddly Goes!!
so, create something with any choice of Tiddly Inks image/stamp in a way you 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 my gorgeous new little Queen of Love Notes. Oh my gosh, she is too cute! she is one of 3 new little images Christy put out over the Christmas break and my oh my did I have a hard time choosing who to use, I mean....who would you choose from these cuties??? It's sooo hard!!!!
You can get all 3 in one pack or just buy them separately. I adore them all!!!! and I've been practising with those Prismacolors again. I am loving them so far.

The papers are from my 6x6 stash pile that I have actually put on my craft desktop so I work through it before touching any pads this year!! it's about 10" high and full of random papers this pile but I know I'll chug through it quickly!!

I keep meaning to have a go with them on some kraft card but the cold of doom has come back to get me for another round so I don't feel in a crafty mood today...more of a drink hot drinks and whimper occasionally mood!!! romfl!!!!!!

Huge hugs and thank you for popping in, Lou xxxxx