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!!! 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

Tiddly Inks challenge 139...Anything Goes..

Image- Fairy Friends.
Morning all!!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and its one to get your creative juices flowing for you! its...

I love an anything goes challenge because we get to see how all your creative minds work when they are set free!!!!

I went for using the new Fairy Friends image,it really is the most magical image for friendship..fairies and 2 together? win win!!! and I wanted to use this one as a little tribute to all the gorgeous Tiddly Inking gals that are leaving our DT today. I will miss being on a team with every single one of them, they are all so special and we are such a unique little team in that we chat all the time in our little group. I will miss them so very much, Love you girls xxxxxxxxx

Right off to walk the dog now, the sun is shining and its looking like its going to be a wonderful day so my little ecoegg is washing a load of laundry for me! 

Thank you for popping in 

Huge hugs
Lou xxx

Monday, 18 August 2014


Morning peeps!!

Its my turn to post over on the DTDF blog so I had a good old rummage through all my stamps and I decided to go with 'Yvonne'. I don't know why I love this rubber stamp so much but she is just so fabulous and I love that she has a real woman figure! I love that!!

I coloured her up with my promarkers and then it was time to sploosh some papers together. The MME 6x6 Unforgettable pad made that super easy so a bit of roughing up the edges and a few of those delicious Prima Camille flowers to the bottom corner. I tucked in a La La Land heart doily too, well its too cute to miss out!!!

Recently I have been trying to ease myself out of adding sentiments to my cards, its a really tough thing to teach myself to do but I do love the fact that its an open event card if you do that! then you can just add the sentiment when you need it!!

Right, I am going to have my cup of tea and then get my tired butt to bed!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Image- Believe from Saturated Canary.
Papers- Hot of the press freebie from a magazine.
Morning everyone!!
oooh I love sunday..I love them slightly more when we haven't all been awake all night feeling rough but I love them all the same!! lol!!
So Mo and Scott are laid on the settee feeling rough, we have walked the dogs as normal so the fresh air did us all good!! and I thought I would blog the little notebook I made yesterday.

I am still getting used to my new printer and whaich settings to use for printing out my images! with my last one I had tinkered about and made myself some fab settings so I could just choose the 'images' option when I went to print! lol! so I need to do that with the new one now!!

Anywhoo, I printed out the new 'Believe' image from Saturated Canary and got my colour on!! he he he! I was in an alter a notebook kinda mood so that's just what I did, some simple layering of yummy papers and it was done. I just turned over the corner of my image mat and added a little brad, string bow and sentiment tag stamp from lotv.

Right, I am off to pop the chicken in the oven now, none of us feel like roast sunday dinner so we are going to go for the chicken salad option!

huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Heart Strings.....

Image- Heart Strings from Saturated Canary.

Morning everyone!!

I hope you are all waking up to super saturdays!! I am, the sun is shining and we are just getting ready to go and walk the dogs before having a bit of an easy day. We went to the beach to spend the day with Scott's parents yesterday and we all came home exhausted!! I didn't even have the energy to load up my new printer so I must of been pooped out!! lol!!

So, today marks the start of the new Saturated Canary stamps challenge and this time its all about ATC cards. You can find our challenge album to join in right here on the Saturated Canary Stamps facebook page.

I chose to use the gorgeous new 'Heart Strings' for my card and hand cut myself a little heart beat line and heart to finish her off. I LOVE ATC cards, they are just so much fun and an excellent way to have a quick play with your images, I think they would be awesome for helping to keep a record of which images/stamps you have!!!!!

So the challenge is easy, make an ATC. Stick to the ATC size when embellie-ing so no going over the edges!! keep it to just an ATC so no adding to a card/project, and add it to our album!! simples!!!!!

and heres a little collage of our day yesterday, I absolutely love the piccy of Scott and Mo driving our little powerboat around the boating lake, I love my boys so much...

right, off to walk!!
huge hugs Lou!