Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Bunny Tilda easter cuteness....

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to share this little Mini Bunny Tilda with you today because she has been sat patiently waiting for the right month on my craft desk since December!! 

Here's a closer look at her. I stamped her with my memento ink Tuxedo Black ink pad and then coloured her up before having some fun 'fussy cutting' (cutting her out with my scissors and some patience!!!). Whenever I fussy cut a stamp out, I always go around the edges with a small sponge and some walnut stain distress ink to make sure there are no rough, white edges showing.

A few highlights of white gel pen dots helped to make her fur look bobbly. I love that effect.

To get that wonderful easter feel I couldn't wait to nestle her in with these stunning vintage rabbits from the Pion Design Images from the past Valentines Animals sheet.I love how you almost miss her when you first look at the card. 

The little egg, border and backing papers are some Pion papers from my own stash, but Suha has a beautiful selection of easter Pion papers on sale in the shop too.

I really love to rip a little section of the paper open on some of my cards. I do it by placing a ruler on the paper and then gently tearing a small slit in the paper. Then, I adhere a small section of another contrasting paper behind the tear to add a little focal point.

Using a little pokey tool or punch I then add 2 little holes to thread a piece of twine through and tie it into a pretty little bow to finish off the look. A great crafty friend of mine taught me this years ago and it's still one of my most treasured lessons.

Thank you for popping in! Huge hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Birthday Pig...........

Image- Birthday Pig.
Hello everyone!

I'm in with my Monday morning Dream Team make....I know its Sunday and I'm posting it on my blog a day earlier than the Dream Team blog but seriously...... squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! this little pig is just the cutest and I couldn't wait to share it with you all!! 

Birthday Pig comes with 2 super cute sentiments you can use too, I loved the 'Feel free to pig out' one because it goes so well with the scrummy cake!!......and because I let myself have a scrumptious slice of St Clements cake when we went for our Mothers Day walk around Rufford Abbey today.

We have had such a lovely day. I was woken up by Mo and a lovely basket of flowers with Mo-memade vouchers for me to 'spend' and a card that he made himself and coloured with pencils. I love that so much. 

So, mummy slushing over, back to my piggy card!! I coloured and based my card on the scrumptious challenge colours for the March colour inspiration challenge we are having over on the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges on Facebook. We'd love you to pop in and join us! the colour palette is just gorgeous, It's from Design Seeds and we love it...
Image may contain: flower and plant

Right, I'm off to get the plates out for tea. Scott has gone to fetch an Indian takeaway because our local one does a wonderful Syn free chicken shaslik that I can enjoy and not worry about! ....just the slice of cake that might have gone over my syns but I don't mind for one special day of the year!!

Thank you so much for popping in. Huge Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Tiddly Inks Challenge #211...Molly Month...

Image- Molly Floats. 

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and we thought it was time for an image showcase challenge! so it's....

Molly Month!!

 So go grab a gorgeous 'Molly' images, you can find here HERE in the shop and create away!

 (**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 **)

I decided on the fabulous Molly Floats. She is just such a sweetheart with those balloons. She is one of the first Molly's from all the way back in summer 2016 but she is just such a beauty to use.

Right, I need to scoot as always! I always write my blog posts as soon as I get up and get the pooter on and as soon as I begin the bear that is my empty tummy says 'feed me' and the coffee monster says 'for lord's sake girl, drink me, you look like a bear in hibernation'....!! bwah ha ha ha ha!!!

So I shall send you all big Thank you for popping in hugs and go and feed the bear!!!! huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 5 March 2018

Mistress Mary.......

Image- Mistress Mary.
Morning everyone! 

It's Lou in with a post for you today...and yup!! It's official!! I think Mistress Mary is my most used image from the shop!! I can't help it, there is just something cute about her cross little face that makes me want to colour her up time and time again! 

A little bit of die cutting, punching and flower sticking on-ness and my card was done....which was good...because it was blooming freezing in my little crafty garage!!! Since I had my chemotherapy my body has struggled to keep any whiff of a good temperature inside it so cold days are quite difficult for me! Lots of layers and wheaty bags are required!!! 

We've had a fabulous few snow days and Mo's school had to close but I have to say, it's wonderful to see pathways and roads grey and clear out of my window today!! and I will feel 100% safer driving on them then I would in the snow. 

Right, need to get myself going a bit. The dreaded girly time is giving me a bit of a bashing today so a couple of painkiller type tablets need to find their way into me with a good cup of coconut milk coffee before I can get going properly!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

'Cause I love you.....

Morning everyone!

There's just one more crafty day to go until Valentines Day and I have been busying away making Scott's card.

I adore the Magnolia Lovely Emoji's collection and I bought them all last year because there was no way I could choose just a few things!!! 

Cause I love you Tilda is my favourite though. There's just something about the way she holds that little heart in her hand that makes me smile.....plus her hair is pretty much like mine right now so I can identify with her!! he he!! I added a little glossy accent to the heart to make it stand out even more, and I doodled some teeny little white hearts onto her socks too....

For a little scenery, I used the Magnolia Doohickey- Lovely Fence die.Now, when you cut it out, make sure you keep all those gorgeous little heart negative cuts that come out of the fence tops. I used these to scatter around my card and to accent a few of the corners of my matting. 

For the matting on my card, I used the stunning Gummiapan Dies -Old Paper dies. The effect on their edges is just so pretty. I added a little distress inking with Walnut stain distress ink to them once I had die cut them just to add some softness to the cut edge.

For the sentiment, I just stamped it and cut around it with the edges of one of the smaller dies so that it matched the rest of the matting.

A little lace and twine from my stash just finished it off. The little flowers on the fence are from the Magnolia Doohickey 14 kit. I blooming love that kit.

Right, time to move my booty!!! I need a cuppa and some brekkie!!! Thank you for popping in on me, huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Mudroom Boy.....

Image- Mudroom Boy.
Papers-Pink Paislee Prairie Hill.

Morning everyone!

It's Lou in for you today with a make using the super cute Mudroom Boy. Doesn't he just make you want to go awwwwwwww?! I can't help but adore him! there is nothing sweeter than little peeps trying to get on a little pair of wellies!!

He is merged onto that beautiful little background owl wallpaper and then a little bit of Lou colouring and Lou-froo and he was done.

I love how he is fab for any occasion and of course, in true Maurie amazing-ness, he has a girl counterpart available in the shop too!! both pictures are linked to their home in the shop so just click on them to be pinged there!!
Right, I need to try and bribe my little guy to stay home from school for the day. He still isn't quite right after this virus but I know what he is going to say!! He'll say he is just fine to go to school!! Little monkey!!! He won't miss a day at all.

Thank you for peeking in, Hugs Lou xx

Friday, 23 February 2018

Mini Mermaid Fun........

Stamps- Mini Mermaid Fun from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Beach Cottage from The Lovely Studio.
Morning all!!

wahooooooooooooooo! It's Fab Friday!! oh I do love me a Fab Friday and I am super excited too because when Christy from Tiddly Inks was getting the new clear stamps ordered, she sneaked in a few restocks of some of my absolute favourite mini stamps, the  Mini Mermaid Fun 4x4 clear stamp set.

Just look at all the cuteness you get in this set.....
Now, I adore digital stamps, but sometimes you have just got to stamp and emboss with gold for a super fun card!! he he!! and that's what I did here! then it was just a case of colour up and pootle away with a card base.

Thank you for popping in,I'm going to get the school run done and then have another blast at clearing a bit more of my craft stash away in the crafty garage. It's coming along nicely though!

huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Make It Crafty new release blog hop...

 Image- Unicorn Dreams.
Chipboard- Lucky to have you.
Morning all!!

I'm super excited for you to see the gorgeous new chippies Zoe has in the store over at Make it Crafty and a blog hop is the most perfect fun way to see them all! 

Join in on the hop for a chance to win one of two prizes. Leave comments along the way and Zoe will be picking a winner from two random posts. Winners will be announced and contacted Sunday 25th February so get your hopping boots on!

This is my make using the fabulous 'Lucky to have you' sentiment. I absolutely adore this chippie (...to the point where I stroked it and apologised to it for being used....!!!bwah ha ha ha !!!!). Here is a full piccy of the card...

Just uber cuteness!! Now, should you get lost along the way, here is the whole hop order, just click on the linked names to be pinged to the girl's blogs and amazing creations.
Lou .... That's me!!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Owlways Have fun............

Also available in clear stamp from HERE.
Afternoon all!

I am so excited to share this gorgeous cutie with you all. I had so much fun merging up all the sweet little digital elements in this set, especially the little line of owls and the sentiment on her dress!! I love how you can do that all to fit how you want with digital images!! soooo much fun!!! Just look at everything that comes included with the set...

Today I have a sick Little Mo. We had an awesome day Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday and he adopted the meerkats like he wanted to but today he woke up with an awful temperature and cough. He is all cold and clammy to touch but I am keeping him dosed with paracetamol to make sure his temp is on control.

We've had a snuggle on the settee tv morning but he's taken himself off up to watch his iPad in bed for a little while now. Poor Lil guy.

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 12 February 2018


Image- Scrappy.
Good Morning everyone!!

It's Lou in for you today with a make using the super sweet new Scrappy. oh my!! he really is the cutest little pawsy guy you ever did see!! and super fun to colour up too.

I really had a blast making this card, it was so relaxing to stitch a little twine through the holes on the heart and as per Lou-sual, there had to be some scissor distressing of the edges!! I cannot wait to get back out into my 'real' crafty room and plug in my distress it all machine again! it makes it so much easier!!

It's half term break here so today we are off to Mo's favourite place, Yorkshire Wildlife Park. He is super excited because today he is going to adopt an animal while we are there in memory of Grandad. I'm not sure which one he is going to go for!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx