Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Ducky Dance.....

Image- Ducky Dance Wryn from Tiddly Inks.
Hi peeps!

Well, its a rainy old day out there today! and the wind is blowing a hooley too! I have just popped my invention of a quiche for lunch in the oven to bake so thought I would quickly pop a little blog post on ( ...mostly to stop myself nomming on food in the kitchen while I watch the quiche cook....!!!).

Ducky Dance Wryn is just soooo cute!! and look at me going CAS?!! go me!!! I just didn't think she needed anything more than  a lovely sentiment and some pretty paper!

Mo's hospital appointment was a little surprising to say the least! Generally the little guy is doing really well and his Dr is pleased with his progress at school and how fantastically he is being nurtured there (..I've told you how awesome Mo's school is before but oh my...they are just awesome!!) but then came the shocker. The results of Mo's genetic array tests......OK...so when they said Mo's genetic change was rare they really did mean rare...like he is the only boy in the world with that difference on the database currently.....gulp!!!!!

This news makes little change for us as Mo is as Mo always has been but it was a bit of a shock! still the Dr is hopeful that as more people come forward they may find more like Mo and be able to make some better connections as to what it is! we have an hour long call scheduled with the genetic counsellor on friday and then from there they make an appointment for us to go to the hospital and talk to the genetic doctors..gulp!! lol!! hopefully by then too the results from Scott and I's tests will be coming in too so it builds up a better picture.

Mo's Dr also picked up a few traces of ADHD from some questionairres and a wonderful report that school did me to take with us but unfortunately she is not keen to give Mo medication for it because of the part of the brain it works on due to Mo's nerves and anxiety, it would help with concentration but it would also heighten his nerves so she is wanting to hold off on that at the moment but we are happy with that too as long as he is ok at school. We are extremely lucky that in his school they have many things in place for Mo for when he gets anxious or uncomfortable so thats such a comfort to us as parents.

Right got to go! I need to eat something hot and yummy and my quiche is beeping at me! yum!!

Huge hugs and thank you for popping in
Lou xxx

Monday, 20 October 2014

ahhh, Magical bean!!!!

Stamp- TGF Magical Kit.

Morning everyone!!

Its a magical bean post for you today!! oooh I do love me some TGF!!! and whats not to love? they stamp fantastically every time and they are sooo cute! plus they are fabulous fun to colour up! I am sooo pleased I bought this set because they are all just adorable!! takes me ages to decide which one to go for!!!

I went all cosmic on this one! I tried to cosmic up her hair all funky too!! sparkly dots and white gel pen fun included!! he he he!!!

The Blueprints 16 set makes it super easy to get a funky slant on your cards too. I don't often do rectangle but when I do this set is my utter go to, it just makes it so easy!! especially with delicious double sided paper pads to help me along the way!! I am so pants at matching up without them! this was a one sheet of 6x6 paper wonder! he he he!!

Here she is a lil closer up so you can see cosmic hair!!!!

Right, must dash. My nerves are all a fettle today as its Little Mo's autism check up day and she is going to go through some genetics stuff and check his blocked bowel too so its like a mini MOT for the little guy!! Ipad and vending machine bribery will be in full swing!!! He is off to school this morning to keep him all in routine but we will be picking him up at 2pm to get to the hospital in plenty of time so theres no rushing around or that will get him panicky!! (...mummy may require chocolate infusion for this one!!!!)

Thank you for popping in!!
hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Divas by Design challenge....Texture....

I'm back!! he he he! post number 2 for the day! I promise there's no more!!! 

It's time for a new challenge over on the Divas By Design challenge blog and we want you to use some.......

So think.... embossing,fabric, flowers, ribbons ..
anything really that adds a bit of texture.
We are lucky to be sponsored by Magnolialicious.

So..me being me I decided to go for a bit of everything I could find texturey!! I used some delicious embossed and glittered papers, a lovely square of jute that I pulled the edges of to get some floof, some flowers, a heart border and then I hit the colouring, giving my lil puppy some texture of his own with some dotty fur!!! and to add a little more poperoo, I hot glued Tilda and her puppy on so that they had some texture by popping out too!! 

I love this card!! there is nothing better than just going for what you fancy when you are making a card and thats what I love to do!!

Thank you for popping back in on me, I am off to nibble a mug shot chicken noodle for lunch and drink my peppermint tea whilst watching the latest loom band bracelet creation on youtube. I still love making them!! Mo got me hooked and now I can't help myselg but have a little go!! (which is just as well as the little guy comes home asking if I made one almost everyday!!!)

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxxx


Image- Amanda from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Good morning gorgeous peeps of the world!!

Today I am popping in with my make using the gorgeous fundraiser Mo has made for Amanda. Right through until October 16th will be going to "Animal Friends" a pet resource center near Amanda's home in Pennsylvania, or if you'd prefer, you can donate directly to Animal Friends, check out their website.

I didn't think I was going to get time to play with her this week but I was chatting away to Mo last night and thought hey, lets get on it!!! coloured her up and got her on a card!! sometimes you jut have to grab a little me time and flow with it!!

I am not a careful colourer, I splodge it on and enjoy every second and I really did love this one. Here's a little close up of her before she got her edges distress inked! lol!! I love how the fur came out on these cuties! but my tripod is still up the loft so I struggled to get a good piccy of them on the made up card!! I coloured the kitty in her arms to look like the one Amanda has in her arms in one of her old pictures on facebook, man I miss her stunning creations so much.

...and of course there is a little challenge over on DP2 to go with her so I am just going to tuck her up cosy in there!!!!

Have an awesome day everyone
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Passion for Promarkers challenge 269....Oh Baby...

Stamp- Special Delivery from LOTV.
Papers- MME unforgettable.
Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone.
Mustard and Tulip Yellow.
Midnight Blue, Denim Blue and Pastel Blue.
Coral and Sunkissed Pink.

Its a new challenge over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog which has been set by our gorgeous Shelly and she has chosen

'Oh Baby'

Don’t forget you can make anything you want, it doesn't have to be a card, all creations are welcome.  As always to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, aqua markers or metallic markers) and of course follow the theme. 

We are sponsored by Letraset today and have a pack of 6 metallic markers as a prize!
I love baby cards so went all LOTV and cute and fuzzy for my make!!!!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tiddly Inks challenge 143....Non Traditional Halloween colours!!!

Morning everyone!!

its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this week its an uber fun one!!! so the next challenge is...

Non Traditional Halloween Colours!!

so grab your favourite Tiddly Inks Fairy stamp or digital image and get your 
colouring hats on and no using orange and black!!

(**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 to be eligible for the prize**)

This was a fun one and totally required stroke only papers and a squidge of paper piecing to make it match all tickety boo!!! ...oh and a fabby hubby to help you sort out the uber dark background you were left with when you too your piccy!! even if you forgot to crop out the top edge properly!!!

I stamped her out a couple of times, one on my colouring card and one on my stroke only MME pad!! lol!!! then it was just a case of colour and stick, I love doing that! she has a few hints of blingyness but other than that its a really simple and fun card to do.

Right, got to go and get someone small ready for school!! I'll be back in a few hours with my Passion for Promarkers DT make!

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

Friday, 10 October 2014

Winter Wishes...........

Image- Winter Wishes from Tiddly Inks.

Morning everyone!!

Sorry I am a squidge late popping in with my Tiddly Fab Friday make but we have a poorly little Mo today. He has a sore throat and sore ears and little rosy cheeks along with a temp so we are keeping him home for a rest today. He is not overly impressed with us as its golden time at school today and he wanted to take his panda teddy to play zoo's but hopefully the fact that Grandad is coming for the day will cheer him up some.

My make today is using the stunning new Winter Wishes from Tiddly Inks. I absolutely adore her, we saw a polar bear at the zoo last week, the first time I have ever seen one IRL, so that made it even more special.

I kept the layout really simple and just added a few die cuts and the sentiment from the  Willow Christmas Fairy clear stamp set.  Then it was time to splodge a lil bell and button and a lil heart to the mix too!! I can't resist christmassy cards this week!! I love it!!! There are only 18 fridays left until christmas!!! wohoooooo!!!

Right, off to get Mo and avacado for brekkie, nice and smooth and no ouchies!!

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

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Arctic Friends.....

Image- Arctic Friends from Saturated Canary.

Hi everyone!!!

I hope you've all had fabby days, I've had a busy one!! I've been sorting out a few bits in the kitchen and having a good old autumn chuck out!! 3 bags of " I'm not sure why I bought this" later and I have got some kitchen side left after the throwing out of the actual kitchen cupboards last weekend!! 

..so you can see why I needed a good old crafty afternoon (...well...1 hour anyway but I still enjoyed it fully!!!).

I coloured up the gorgeous new Arctic Friends from Krista. It is the most awesome image to play with. It was a full on stickles snow kinda thing too and they took aaaaaaages to dry! thats how I know the colder times are on their way! my stickles takes forever to dry!! lol! it left me wishing I had stickled after I placed her on the card!!!

I distressed and tore and embellied and just had the best time!

I have an inkling that little Mo is not feeling too great tonight :( he had fun playing outside when we got home for 15 minutes and then he came in saying he didn't feel so good :( he's a bit of a funny colour and has a sore throat so we are snuggled up watching the Harry Hill Movie! its funny so its cheering him up some!! hopefully he will feel a bit better after a good sleep. 

Thank you for popping in on me
Huge HugsLou xxx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Waiting on baby Brennan.........

Morning peeps!!!

We are here to celebrate a super happy occasion! Our friend and Tiddly Inker, Melissa, is expecting a baby boy Brennan any day now, so we wanted to share her joy!

So, to try and contain some of our excitement and stop us asking Melissa every 5 minutes if he is here yet we decided to make a card just to celebrate the Andrew family and welcome Brennan and have a little blog hop. We have a linky up there for you to play along too and a random winner will be chosen from the entries!!

Here is the hop list, the girls have all made the most beautiful cards, you won't want to miss any of them so please click on each name to be magically pinged to their blogs!

TABBATHA of ZadisProject.

I just had to go with one of my first ever Tiddly Inks buys!! Sleep Tight Baby. I have adored this digi since I first started out on my tiddly journey a few years ago. All I needed to do then was add some 'Lou Froo' to the card!! this is a lovely 7.5x7.5" card so plenty of space to play around with and make a bit special like our Melissa is to us.

Thank you for hopping in,
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 6 October 2014

Good friends never go out of style....

Morning everyone!

I am loving making little tags at the minute using my Die Namics Blueprints 9 set. Its just perfect for adding a normal sized stamped image too with room left to play!!

I went for a fairly quiet 2 colour combo for this one with a little  brown inked edge to match her brown hair using my Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress inks.

When I stamped my sentiment I added one of the extra little hats to the tippy top of the d on good and f in friends, I love it! it looks so cute!!

I hope you like it!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx