Friday, 19 September 2014


Papers- Teresa collins 'She said'.
Morning all!!

I hope you are all ready for that wonderful weekend feeling! I know I am. I love fridays. Scott has the day off on a friday and I love to hear him pootling around the house. It always makes friday feel so relaxed! we always have a special little treat ( it was clotted cream scones with jam from the bakery..yum!!)....

So I thought I would pop in and share my 'Casey' make with you all. I actually pootled out into my craft room for the first time in months yesterday! for some reason I had migrated to my dining table in the house but yesterday I cleared all my stuff back out to my craft room and made myself a teeny space to craft!! it was wonderful! its still a big mess in there as I left it as it was half way through my sort out and never really carried on but I think I might get back on the mission this weekend and sort it out some more!!!

and..oh my oh my!!!! has anyone else had the mashoosive spider visit them yet? we got our visit last night and I kid you not, I was almost sick!! I do not 'do' spiders at all and this is a pint glass over this big beast!! Luckily Scott came to my rescue with the glass over the top, card slidey under, throw spider outty door trick but I was literally a mm away from treading on him when I found it!! arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Thank you for popping in, I am off to enjoy some Scott time!!
Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Passion for Promarkers challenge 265...make it digital!!

Image- Rocket Boy from Tiddly Inks.
(uber bargain alert..this lil guy is just $1 at the time of this blog posting!!!)
Olive green, pear green.
midnight blue,denim blue,pastel blue.
warm grey 5-1.
mustard, pastel yellow.

I'm back!! its a 2 posting Tiddly Kinda tuesday!! lol!!! This is my make for this week challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog.

So this week’s challenge which has been set by Marie from Team 1 and she has given us the theme of “make it digital”.  Marie has chosen a very easy theme this week, she would like you to use a digital element on your card i.e. image, sentiment or backing paper etc.  Whatever you make please remember you can enter using any type of creation, it doesn’t have to be a card.  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 DigiStamp Boutique and one lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
DigiStamp Boutique logo

I just had to go boy and alien using the super cute little  Rocket Boy from Tiddly Inks. I think he is just gorgeous and his little sentiment came with him too. I coloured him up and then gave him somefluffy stuff smoke for his little burners!! too cute!!.......and stolen by Mo already!!!!

Right, time for a cuppa and a rest! I have a poopy cold that keeps coming back and getting me and the snot is flowing this morning!!!!

huge hugs for you all
Lou xxxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 141...Fairy Fun!

Morning world!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week its a most awesome, uber doober fun because its one of my favourites. Its....

Fairy Fun!!

so grab your fav Tiddly Inks fairy stamps or digis and get those wings in action!!!
( you will need to use a Tiddly Inks stamp/image to be eligable for the prize!)

I went for some good old colouring, paper piecing and stroke only paper fun for mine! I got a bulk pack of inkido paper from Dies To Die For and oh my! they are so stroke only I am not sure I will ever get through them!!! this one with the butterflies was just perfect for this fairy, I just really do find her so magical.

I'll be back in a while with my Passion for Promarkers challenge DT make,its another Tiddly because I am going for total tiddly tuesday feeling!! he he he!! its a boy make though because I felt the need to get some boyish makes done (...though it has already been stolen by someone small and Mo like so I doubt I will ever see it again!!)

Thank you for popping in on me
Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Pirate Lovejoy.....

Morning peeps!! yarghhhhhhh!!!
I got my boy and pirate thang on today!!  our next 2 week challenge over on our SATURATED CANARY STAMPS facebook page is all about the boys!!! so grab your fav boy Saturated Canary image, make a something!! ( it can be anything you like but it MUST be a FINISHED project) and pop in and add it to our FACEBOOK CHALLENGE 5 ALBUM.
I chose Pirate Lovejoy for my make, he really is too cute! I gave him a little stripy pirate top too!!! add a few boyish piratey bits of paper and fun and he was done! a good old bit of Lou splodging makes a fun card!! he he he!!!
The DT girls rocked this one! there's nothing like a good boy make to make you smile. Boy makes can be the toughest cards to make so a whole challenge of inspiration should really get us all some fabulous ideas for future boy makes too!!

Right, off to walk the dogs!!!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 12 September 2014

Baby Dragon Queen....

Image- Baby Dragon Queen from Tiddly Inks.

Morning gorgeous peeps of the world!!!

Its time for Fab Friday with the Tiddly Inkers and oooooh did we rock it this week!!! but we are uber spoilt with gorgeous images so it makes it super easy to have fun!!

I just had to share my Baby Dragon Queen make with you all today. I totally fell in love with this one ( ..I so want to be daenerys targaryen when I grow up....!!!!) and I decided to go for something different and crop tem out into a heart die shape.

Little baby dragon is coloured totally with dots in a tonne of different dragonny colours because I couldn't decided what colour I wanted him to be and I wanted him to look scaley!!! I love how he came out. for the Lou lecture!!! I have seen so many posts on crafty groups I am a member of over on facebook, most of them are like ..." I know I am not as good as some of you but I wanted to share..." or " I have been colouring this image for hours and I am still not as good as you guys"...urgh.... crafting is not a competition people,its a loving community. Share your makes with pride, don't worry about what others think,if you love it thats all that matters.

I colour quick, 10 mins for each image, I faff about making the card bit for sometimes 30 mins but oh my I love what I do and I absolutely adore seeing each and every persons makes. So.....

Be yourself, be gorgeous and enjoy everything!!!

Huge squishy hugs
Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Dark Queen..Tiddly Inks new release!!

Image- Dark Queen from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Arsenic and lace by Echo Park.
Morning everyone!!

How are you all this tuesday morning? I am sat kinda lost!! its my first day on my own without the little guy home! Scott took thursday and friday off last week and I slept yesterday after my night shift on sunday so its just me today and ooooh boy is it quiet!!!

I have sat and made a loom band and then I thought oooooh I should share one of my makes from the new Tiddly Inks release!! this one is Dark Queen and I love her!!! I decided on making my niece, boo, a card for halloween. We normally go trick or treating together but my big sister has moved 40 miles away now so we won't be able to go together this year :( so I made this card and Mo and I are going to tuck sweeties inside the box with it for her and pop it in the post!!!!

I made a little bottle of poison with beads and a little paper heart!! cute!!!

Right, thats me for today! huge hugs for you all and thank you for popping in on me

Lou xxx

Monday, 8 September 2014


Morning everyone!!

I made myself go simple because I was desperate to try out my Blue Prints 18 die set!! oooh I know I always say it peeps, but its a GOOOOOOOOOD one!!!

I grabbed a stamp, coloured her up and then cropped her out with the solid circle die, then a layer for her with the stitched circle and onto the card base! One sheet of my Doodlebug designs Sugar Shoppe paper was all I needed for this one (which is good because that pad is very stroke only!!! he he he!!!) I used the two section dies and cut the same paper to keep it simples, just using the dotted border die in between the 2 layers on my atlantic blue mat to add some umpfles!!!

I cut the fishtail and then stamped my sentiment onto it, then cut the little button and added a little twine. It was just so relaxing to play with this Die Namics set,it really is a great one, going to have another play with it this week!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Crisscross Applesauce....

Morning everyone!!

Its Lou in with a share for you today using one of the stunning new rubber stamps from the Little Darlings rubber stamps Saturated Canary new release.

I popped myself out of my normal colours safety zone when I coloured her up because I fancied a bit of a challenge and soooo wanted her to match my gorgeous new Doodlebug design papers. I never normally colour to match my papers but its sooo good to challenge yourself now and again!!

right, got to go,its Mo's first day back at school and I am feeling a bit anxious for him...he on the other hand is currently bouncing his basketball around the living room....!! lol!!

Hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Divas by Design challenge blog..Tags!!

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

and we are sponsored by Live and love crafts.

oooh I do love making big tags at the minute,they are just so much fun. I don't know what to do with them afterwards but they are soooo much fun to make!!! and this stamp from LOTV is just perfect for it too because she is just cuteness in abundance!! I am going to end up with a whole tonne of these cute tags because the Die Namics Blueprints 9 set is just perfect for them! it gives you enough width and height to use a normal stamp and embellie away to your hearts content too!! perfect!!!!!

Right, thats me for today! Its the last day of the school holidays and we are going to walk the dog and then just hang out!!! I love my little guy so much and I love that he is not sad to go back to school but I am going to soak up every mamma moment I can get today!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

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