Monday 15 June 2020

Staying Cool......

Image- Staying Cool from Krista Smith Stamps.
Morning all!

We've had another busy but fun week in our house but this morning I have time to sit down and write a little blog post with another recent card.

This one was sooooo much fun to make! Krista had a week of challenge prompts and it was just what I needed to kick my mojo booty into action!!

I used the super sweet Staying Cool. I mean, who doesn't want a hat like that in the heat of summer??!!!! The little bottle cap on this card was actually a little gift Krista sent me years ago when we had a Saturated Canary design team but I just couldn't resist using it for this make.

Right, I need to scoot! I have a pile of ironing that is slowly creeping to the height of the house!! If you don't hear from me by beat me!!! romfl!!

Thank you for nipping in!! Huge hugs, Lou xxx

Wednesday 10 June 2020

A wish for you.....

Image- A wish for you.

Good Morning all!!

Well, I woke up to a  beautiful email from my lovely blogging friend, Bunny. And I have to say it absolutely made my day.

I had figured the only people popping in on my blog recently were the stupid blog spammers from Bloglovin' ( ackkkk!!) but no! someone was actually missing my daft ramblings and Lou makes! So Bunny, I got out of bed and made this card just because you made me feel like a million dollars this morning. Thank you so much.

I absolutely fell in love with this image when Maurie posted her up on the Patreon page. I coloured her up last week and then she was just sitting on my desk waiting for her place to be! 

I used a new skin colour combo for me of Copic numbers E000, E53 and BV00 and I love how it came out. Her little cheeks are R20, just a teeny touch but she looks so sweet.

The papers are digital ones from Gnome Sweet Gnome from Designs by Dani. I got them from a Snap, Click, Supply one buck Wednesday. I do love one buck Wednesday because I love my digital papers so much. Having them on hand to just print out the ones you need instead of storing a whole pack you might only use a few sheets of is magic to me!!!

Right, I've got to scoot. My tummy is calling me telling me it needs some sustenance!!! time for brekkie me thinks!!

Have a magical day everyone, huge hugs and love, Lou xxxx 

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Eggcellent news....

Image- Eggcellent News from Tiddly Inks.
Sketch followed- Mojosketch #536.
Morning all!!

well, it's Mojo Monday on a Tiddly Tuesday for me!!! romfl!!! but you all know how much I love a sketch so I couldn't resist Mojo Monday #536. Ooooooh it's a gorgeous one! I had so much fun making the Eggcellent News from Tiddly Inks image I coloured up whilst practising with my copics the last few days.

A little out of the box nesty-ing meant that those gorgeous leaves and branches could pop off the edges of the circle. The sentiment is from one of my Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets that has retired but I just love that little saying with the 3 lovely eggs in the nest.

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


Saturday 2 May 2020


Image- Meeya from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Morning all!!

ooooooooooooh it feels like forever since I just took part in a challenge as me, just a little Lou customer enjoying her images and wanting to play away and boy oh boy does it feel soooooo good!! and of course, there would be no better challenge to jump in on that Mo's Digital Pencil challenges!!

The super sweet little Meeya was just calling me from her rock to be coloured in so I went for it!!

And I've got to say, the sketch to follow is a really cool one! I love it!!
I just swapped out those flowers for some of the shells I collect from the beach when we go. Lordy I do miss the beach.
Someone once asked me how I use the shells from the beach and don't they smell. Well, here is my trick!! when we get home I pop them all in a little netting bag and then the next time the dishwasher goes on I pop them on the top shelf with the rest of the glasses etc in there and wahooo! no smelly shells!!! he he!!

Right, I need to go and hang out the laundry a Little Mo kindly sorted and put on for me this morning. He's such a sweetheart bless him!

Have an amazing Saturday everyone! huge hugs, Lou xxx

Monday 20 April 2020

Got the wreath......

Good afternoon gorgeous peeps!

It's been a wonderful but busy day here in my little house this morning! The sun was happily shining so I took the opportunity to get the laundry on as soon as we got up. Mo actually had a lovely lie in and didn't wake up until 6:30am and woke up raring to go so we got mo-melearning done nice and early.

Then I had a really good clean out in my craft room and cleared 6 draws out into just 2! go me! it feels so much better too. Scott helped me move the printers and my photo-taking box around and it looks so much less cluttered now which is great as Scott is working from home out there so I am keen to keep it clean and airy for him, no one wants to work in a wifey cluttered environment right?!!! he he!

Now, I have been practising with my copics this week. I only have a few colours and have ordered a few more because I am absolutely disappointed with the quality of the newer promarkers. They run out so much quicker and the quality of the ink when I'm colouring just does not feel the same so for me, a change to copics is the way I want to go. They really do feel a lot different to promarkers so it's going to be a learning curve but that is the absolute fun of it. Learning those and my pencils has been such a wonderful thing to take a hold of.

For my card this morning I used the super sweet little  Got the wreath from Mo's Digital Pencil. It is such a cauuuute image!!!! I went for a blue and red combo because...well..because I only have reds,blues,greens, a few skin colours and a couple of warm greys in copics!! I have to say though, I do love how it came out!

Then it was just a case of having some fun with die cuts to sit that little cutie on! I went with one of my favourite MFT Blueprints die sets and a couple of other golden oldies like my Memorybox wreath and my Lawn Fawn snowflakes.

I made the decision last week to step down from all my DT's. I am absolutely 100% still in love with all of them but I just felt it was time to step down and have just some crafty time just for me. I will miss all of them greatly, it felt very strange to step down and 'let go' after soooo long but I am so excited about just being a regular little customer and getting excited to use new images I buy! It feels like a new little crafty world for me again! 

Right, time for a cuppa I think! Huge hugs and love for you all, Lou xxxxx

Monday 30 March 2020

We just need to ride it out....

Image- Saved Herself.

Good morning all!

well, these are some crazy times we are going through right now so I wanted to make a card that would remind us that no matter where we are in the world, we are all in this together.

Saved Herself was just the perfect image to do this in a fun way. I made the sentiment myself in word and then die cut it.

Hope you are all hanging in there, love to you all, Lou xxxxx

Monday 16 March 2020

Little Monsters!!!

Image- Cupcake Monster.
Happy Birthday sentiment- Evan with iPad.

Hello everyone!!

oooh, I'm late in but I have been having new baby snuggles so my mind wandered from remembering to blog my make for this week!! oopsie! but oh my....who wouldn't stop to take in some gorgeous new baby snuggles? 

But these cutie pie little monsters from Cupcake Monster called me to blog them because they too are extreeeeeeeeemly cute!!!! I do adore them!!

I coloured them up with my polychromos. I am having the best time learning with my pencils and I love how these cuties came out. I have been using the colour blends Alyce kindly put on Kit and Clowder HERE. I have found them an absolute lifesaver while I poodle along learning how to use them and she has them for pens and pencils.

This time I sat them on the Happy Birthday sentiment from Evan with iPad. It just seemed perfect for 2 cuties to sit on and send someone some birthday love.

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 9 March 2020

Baby Fairy lunchbox note...

 Image- 6 Baby Fairies.
Sentiment- My Valentine Fairy.
Good Morning everyone!!

I'm so excited to share my little make for the March challenge Let's Do Green'!! I had the best fun making this super sweet little lunchbox note.

Green is not normally a colour I use much other than on leaves so it felt really great to use it in a different way to colour up my little fairies wings.

This beautiful sentiment comes from the My Valentine Fairy set. It's such an uplifting little quote and it really makes me smile.

This Mini Note dienamic is one of my favourite dies EVER!! It just makes the sweetest little teeny note, perfect to tuck into lunchboxes, wallets or bags. The branches on the front are from my latest Doo Hickey 24 set. 

And here it is all closed up...

Who wouldn't love a little lunchbox note like that?!! so cute!! Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 2 March 2020

Bronte's box of yummies....

 Image- Bronte Bits.
Bones and treats- Poppy and Dasher's stash!!!!

Morning everyone!

I'm in with my normal Monday morning Dream Team make for you today. I am really enjoying delving into some older images again so I popped back to 2009 in my little Mo's Digital Pencil time machine and picked up the gorgeous Bronte Bits image set. I love all of Maurie's images but sometimes a trip back to the older ones really is such a fun thing to do, plus, I always forget just how much gorgeousness there is to choose from.

As always, my super soft spot for Bronte overtook me!! she is such a sweetheart of a pawsy peep character. So, I just had to make a little doggy treat box! 

Doesn't it just look so scrummy!!

I decided to colour Bronte up to match her gorgeous papers so I used minty green colours.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Monday 17 February 2020

Have a little heart!

Image- Valentine Fairy.
Hi everyone!

I am late popping this card on today but here she is now because let's be honest, there is never a bad time to send someone a little love, or a little kind thought, or just let them know you are there for them.

Valentine Fairy is just perfect for this. Her little understanding face and hands holding the heart are enough to lift anyone's spirits.

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 10 February 2020

Soccer Girl...

Morning all! 

I hope you are all waking up to a wonderfully crafty week? Today I am sharing my make using Soccer Girl s (redux).

This card is for my wonderful BF's daughter. She LOVES football and supports Aston Villa so I just had to do her a football-related card with her team colours! I had the best fun making this card!!

And this image is a bargain because you get 2 for the price of one! The older version is included in the download too!! winner winner chicken dinner!!!
Right, I am going to indulge in my large cup of coffee and take in the rest of the quiet before my gorgeous little man comes down. One of the absolute bonus's of Home Ed is that he can wake up and enjoy his reading before he feels ready to come down and learn. I love it. And his little personality is really coming back now. I am so pleased. His self-esteem and confidence are really going up and last week he was even brave enough to start with an English tutor on 1:1 lessons to help get him ready for his exams in May/June and then he rang up, emailed and sorted out an interview for work experience!! We are so proud of him.

Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 20 January 2020

Birthday Pig........

Image- Birthday Pig.
Good Morning all!!

It's a little Monday dream Team make again this morning and today I went all birthday! after all, who wouldn't want the worlds cutest pig on their birthday card???

I am sat here savouring some surprise moments of peace and quiet with my caramelizio coffee because Mo is still asleep!! in fact....Scot and I were late up today too!! we had a gorgeous morning on the beach with the dogs yesterday and I think all that sea air has worked its magic on our systems and we are all chilled out!!

I've baked Mo some breakfast banana and chocolate chip muffins so I'm sure the smell of those will have him stirring soon!! lol!! Its Math revision today so I bet he's taking the duvet for all it can give him today!! romfl!!

Have a wonderful week everyone! Thank you for popping in on me! 

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday 13 January 2020


Image- Pussywillows.
Morning all.

Between Christmas and New Year we very sadly had a loss in our family. My husbands Grandma died. She was 95. Now I know it's a great age but it's still very sad to have her leave us. I didn't know her very well at all as she lived in Australia and I have never met her in person but my heart broke for Scott's Dad as I know just how it feels to lose a parent when you can't be there with them because they are in another country.

So I have made him this special card. Pussywillows is just so perfect for this sort of occasion when you want to see the beauty in such a loss.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxxx

Monday 6 January 2020

Valerie in Winter....

 Image- Valerie in Winter.
Morning all! 

I'm late in with my Dream Team make post today but its the start of Momelearning term 202 and y'all know that cutie patootie lil guy comes first before I do anything else! He is currently revising Combined Science so I've got a few minutes to blog the cute little hanging creation I made using Valerie in Winter and one of my favourite dies.

There are actually 3 gorgeous images to chose from in the set but I LOVE this one of Valerie holding the snowball. I used my woodware fluffy stuff to get that super sweet snow look!!!

I made a quick little tutorial for the hanger I made and you can find that HERE in our Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse facebook group.

It's so super simple but it looks so cute when it's finished! and I have plenty of hanging room for more creations!! he he!!!! 

Thank you for nipping in, hugs Lou xxx