Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Image- Genius from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Echo Park paper and glue.
burnt orange,coral,sunkissed pink and blush.
Caramel, mustard, gold,buttercup.
Soft green,mint green and psatel green.
burgundy,cardinal red,poppy.
Morning peeps!!

I am multi tasking this morning as I have Tiddly Inks 'Pop of Poppy' colour challenge and the Passion for Promarkers 'Back to school' challenge all in one day and the 2 went together

 soooo well for the little Genius from Tiddly Inks that I couldn't resist squooshing them together into one cute make for Mo!!

So the colour inspiration for Tiddly Inks comes from this delicious photo..

I thought I would uber struggle with this colour palette but it was actually a really gorgeous one to tap into!! Pop over to our challenge blog and see what the Tiddly Inkers have made for this one, they rocked it!!
So don't forget to grab your fav Tiddly Inks stamps/images and join in for the chance to win $6 to spend in the Tiddly Inks store!!!

And over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy who are giving away one stamp to the winner so don't forget, as always, to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers).

Right, brekkie time for me! I zonked out at 8pm last night as the sleep deprivation from night shift then straight to the beach when I got home got the better of me!! I didn't wake up until Mo did at 5:54am this morning!!....and I still feel like I could grab a few more zzzzzz's!!!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Little Darling Saturated Canary new release......

Stamps- LDRS Saturated Canary  Novel and School House.
Papers- Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection.
Hi everyone!!

I am just a huuuuge bit excited!!! I have been playing with the new LDRS Saturated Canary stamps!! oh my...they are just gorgeous!!

And to celebrate their release Angie and her amazing DT girls are having a blog hop over on the Little Darlings Design Team blog. There are awesome prizes so please go and hop in on them and hop around the girls blogs for a chance to win!! you will need tissues for drool and wowness because they rocked it.

I used Novel and School House. They will be available from Dies To Die For here in the UK very soon too. I stamped Novel up on some Bazill Kraft card and then masked her up with my frisket film and then stamped the school house over the top of her, then it was a good old splodge of colour with my promarkers and hey presto... uber cute gorgeousness!!! I just adore this new release! and did you know....they are mounted, cut and even have the piccy on the mounting piece so you can see where you are stamping??? how uber cool is Angie for doing that?!! I absolutely love it, they come all ready to go!!! so exciting!

So grab that blog hop link above and go see the LDRS DT makes... do slip on any remnants of my drool on your way....!!!! lol!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Carved Tree.....

Morning everyone!

Hope you all had a fabby weekend! Its my turn to post over on the Dies to Die For inspiration blog and I fancied doing something a bit different this week and have had this stunning woodgrain stamp in my stash for a few months now and forgot about it until I was clearing my desk up some a couple of weeks ago.

I inked it p using the wonderful new Hero Arts Shadow inks, oh my!! they are fabulous!! (especialy if you are pretty pants at backgrounds like I am lol!!!) I used 'cup o Joe' on some Bazill Kraft cardstock and then you leave it to dry, while it is drying it smoooshes together and fills any gaps you missed!! WOW!!!!

Right, I am going to go and get a bath as I am just in from my nightshift and feel all gross and icky!! lol!!!

I'll be back later to share my make with a couple of the new LDRS Saturated Canary stamps.....oh man...they are delicious!!! like totally delicious..but I am not telling you anymore than that yet! lol!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Friday, 29 August 2014

Forgotten Funkies...SteamFunk...

Good Morning everyone!!!

Its the time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies' showcase over on the Get Funky and craft blog!!! and each month our fabulous Funkettes will be here on our blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads. 

Today's showcase is centered all around the gorgeously funky and zingy 'Steam Funk' download. Just look at these delectably grungy papers, 17 of them and 4 digi stamps ( 2 of them sentiments)  in delicious browns and creams with the most awesome texted papers we have seen for a while!! so they are most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!

Steam Funk downloadable backing papers.

I was in a 'lets do something different' kind of mood and since we have been plane spotting such a lot with family over the last few weeks I decided to go with this cute little plane! it was so much fun because I did it in my Silhouette software! I was able to import my papers and 'fill' each piece of the pattern before I cut it out using print and cut!! oooooooh That is soo cool! I love it!!!
The plane, of course, only stayed in my possession until I had tied the little knots through the holes to attach it to the string, it was then spirited away by a rather excited 9 yr old who claimed it as his own......!! 

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Balloon Basket...awwwww.....

Stamp- Balloon Basket from LOTV.
Papers- DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl stack.
Ribbon- American crafts.
Butterflies- Martha stewart punch.
Flowers,pearls and lace from stash!!!
Morning all!!

I hope you are all waking up to a wonderful wednesday? I am having a bit of a tidy up,craft a bit and watch movies with the small one kind of day! its fab!!

I have a baby card to share with you all today! its dreamy when your friend says to you 'I need a baby girl card'....ooooh I love those days!!! so I went all flowery,butterfly-ee pinkness cute crazy! and I also finally inked up my Balloon Basket stamp!!  its just gorgeous! and sooo cute too!!

Once baby was coloured up it was just a case of yummy girlie baby papers and embellie heaven!! I don't very often go uber froo froo but when its a baby girl card I can't help myself!! he he he!! I also just had to add a few butterflies to the flowers and teeny ones sprinkled around the card.

By the time I had finished it was too froo-y to fit in an envelope so this one needd a box!! lol!!!! its roughly an 8x8 card ( I say roughly because I have started to notice now that they aren't anymore I bought a pack of 6x6 the other day and they are barely 5 3/4 "!!).

Inside matched the front a little in that I popped a banner and a couple of butterflies in there too!

Right, must go, there is a pomegranate and green tea with my name on it! this cold will go!! lol!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Amanita....DBD challenge...

Image- Amanita from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Papers- Crate paper Farmhouse collection.
Morning peeps!

Its time for a new challege over on the Divas By Design challenge blog and this week its ..

Pretty Pearls.

And we are sponsored by...

This was a super fun card make for me because I bought myself Mo Manning's stunning new Amanita fairy. She is just the cutest ever! I adore her.

.......and I totally forgot to publish this post last wekk.......I am sooo useless!!!!!

eeeeeeeeeeeeeep! now Fairy Tiddly Inks stamps are out!!!!!

Morning peeps!!

Oh I am soooo excited!! the new Tiddly Inks Fairies are now available in clear!! wohoooooooo!!! you can find them HERE.
I used Willow Christmas for this card and oooooooh |I love it!!
Here's a closer look at willow, isn't she just the most gorgeous christmas stamp?! 

I have been so sitting on my hands wanting to share her with you all!! so quick!! go buy them!!!!
I totally can't remember which papers are on this card, I have had a good womble and its driving me bonkers!! so sorry about that! dopey Lou!

Right, I need to go! I need to colour up a little LOTV baby!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Yoga Mamma............

Stamp - Yoga Mamma.

Morning all! its my turn to post over on the Dies to Die For inspiration blog and I decided to go with a calm and relaxing make for you today!!

Our Jane has got me all hooked on smaller projects this week after her ATC's ans I was in a Blueprints 9 tag  die kind of a mood!!
I actually adore this set because you can dress the tag up with the little border dies, I just flipped my double sided Doodlebug paper to do that. The bottom layer is the die cutting some packing corrugated card ( thankies Amazon!!) then I cut my patterned paper and trimmed of 1/4cm on every edge to get that wonderful border layer feel with the brown.

There was enough left to cut the little stitched border strip and the 'breathe' letters.
I coloured her up with my promarkers and I was in funky hair mood!! so pink hair she got! romfl!! well, it matched the papers!! he he he!!

Have a wonderful day everyone, thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xxx 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Edwin with plane......

 Stamp- Edwin with plane from magnolia.
Papers- we r memory keepers Baby Mine
Hi everyone!!

I am so late posting away today as we have been having a bit of a lazy day here!! 

Its my gorgeous Grandad's birthday today. I know lots of people will have special Grandad's but my Grandad is just the most special person and I absolutely adore him. I spent lots of time with him when I was growing up and I would be absolutely lost without him. He is 82 today, still watching planes with me and driving his brand new Jaguar around so I have lots of years of an aweome Grandad left with me yet!!!

We pootled off together to watch the Avro3 yesterday, it was magic,Grandad, my godfather Chris, Scott, Mo and me in a field watching those merlin engines hum over, I LOVED it, of course I cried like a big girls blouse as soon as I saw them coming over together but it was just an amazing occassion.
Here we are!! Scott snapped this piccy as we were waiting, its by no means a great picture of me but I am just so happy to have us in the piccy I don't care!!!
And of course, Mo had to get in on the card making fun for Grandad with his own card! He has been trying to steal....wanting to have a go.....with my Die namics Airplane Greetings set since it arrived and was almost jumping in his seat as he put all the little bits together!!! I love that he makes his own cards though and he even printed his paper onto his cardbase himself (..I know its upside down but I didn't tell Mo as he was so excited about having real sky!!!)
Paper- Past Funky Hand freebie.
I am just so grateful that he hasn't lost his crafty bug as he gets older. This is the card he made for his nannie for her birthday which was on wednesday. There is something just magical about those little splodgy glue and finger marks and imperfections on childrens cards that just makes me feel so proud to have a crafty lil man!

Right, time to go! a cuppa is calling me and I think I am in an ironing mood!!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Passion for Promarkers challenge 161...Sketch....

Image- Dan and Turtle from Digistamp boutique.

olive green and pear green.
Midnight blue, denim blue and pastel blue.
burnt sienna, caramel and sandstone
Mustard and buttercup
burnt orange,coral, sunkissed pink and blush.

Afternoon all! I'm back with another DT challenge make this afternoon!! this time its my post for the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog and I am excited because this weeks its  a sketch by ...me!!! I went for making a nice and easy one with a few yummy layers.
Please remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card but we do need to see the sketch!  Don’t forget, as always, to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers).

Our generous sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique and the lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher as a prize.
Right, that's me for today I promise!! a few mins of crafty fun with Mo is calling me!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx