Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Rainbows and Unicorns.........

Die namics tag you're it stamp set.
Morning all! 

I'm popping in quick with a magical make for you today and I decided to go all unicorn (..sigh...yes...with my little Mo's mama elephant stash but don't tell him!!!!).
Its a super fun set though and I even dug out a golden oldie Die Namics stamp and die to pop it on. I LOVE mixing bits of stash!! 

The ribbon and beaded trim were dug out of my ribbon stash basket. It feels so good to have a rummage through that basket sometimes! I save allsorts!! normally off gift wrapping and bits like that but its all good for popping on little tags!!

Right, I need to get my butt into gear! I have woofers to walk!! 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tiddly Inks Challenge #179- Gentle Spring Colours.........

Stamp- for the birds clear stamp set
(now retired)
Available in digital HERE.
Morning all!! 
Now I know its Tiddly Tuesday and its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog but...first, I have something waaaaaaay more important to share!

Happy Birthday Christy!!!

Yes, its our gorgeous Boss Lady and creator of all Tiddly things totally gorgeous. I hope she knows just how much joy she brings into our creative lives every time we print or ink up one of her stunning images. Huge, huge birthday hugs hunny, you are so very special and we are so thankful that you share your talent and art with us.

and so onto this weeks challenge...

Gentle Spring Colours.
Here's a colour palette to follow...
(**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 couldn't resist inking up one of my favourite Tiddly Inks stamps, For the Birds. It is retired in stamp format now but I just LOVE it! and luckily, you can still get it in digital format HERE.

A bit of layering and Lu Froo later and it was ready to go!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs for you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 28 March 2016

Bowl of...Easter Chickie?!!!

Images- Bowl of ......
Papers- MME Be Amazing.
Morning everyone!

I'm in with a post for you today and couldn't resist the new Bowl of ..... image,Now, she does come with a whole set of cute things to merge into her bowl but..... with it being easter break here, I just couldn't resist merging Easter Chickie and her cute little bunny right into the bowl!!
Here are the gorgeous images I used, you can click on them to ping you right to their home in the shop!

Yesterday we had a fabulous Easter sunday doing some geocaching with Mo and the dogs. Mo absolutely loves it! we walked miles so its good for us too!! he he!! I think he and daddy have a couple more planned today! we take a photo at each one so he can keep a log of where he's been so my next job is making the photo log for him!! he wants to put the cache name and co-ordinates with each one so I hope I can remember the 38 he's done so far!!!!! 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 25 March 2016

Lilly Wryn.........

 Image- Lilly Wryn from Tiddly Inks. 
Papers- Bugging Out paper set from Tiddly Inks.
Album cutfile- 3x4 album with gusseted pages by Lori Whitlock.
Stamps (sentiment)- Mama Elephant Mini Messages.
Morning all!!

Its that Fab Friday time of the week over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog where the Tiddly Inkers strut their super stuff!!!! and oh my, today's a fabulous one!!! 

I decided to go with a mini album for my make. The Scrap It challenge really inspired me to get a few of these little albums made.I love them for just popping a few of my fav instagram piccies in from the week (...sigh..yes week!! I take a lot of instagram piccies!!!!!).

 I adhered down the first page so that all the pages in my album would kinda pop out once the front of the album is opened. All the little tags for page decoration come in the file and I used the little banner flag for my magnetic opening.

Her little flowers actually sparkle with glitter but I could not get it to show in the photograph at all!! typical!!!!

Right, I am off to spend sometime with Mo. Its easter break here now and I LOVE holiday time! we get 2 weeks this time. Today Mo is having a little good friday game sale! he has it all planned and has got his little till out at the ready! Daddy has been deployed to put up a table on the front garden for him and sign making and receipt making is at the ready from the mama station!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone! huge hugs for you all, Lou xxx

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Space Bears........

Morning everyone!

Happy half week! I wanted to share a little bookmark I made for my book mad little man yesterday and those Mama Elephant Space Bears were just perfect for the job! they are too cute!!

I added a little glossy accents to his space helmet and balloon, I hope you can see it in this piccy below. I just love this set. The sentiments are just gorgeous too. I used the 'You're out of this' and 'world'.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 21 March 2016

Alphabet Soup.......

Morning all!!

Oh did you see the gorgeous new lil chef's over on the shop??? they are too cute! Now I had a Mistress Mary make to share with you all today originaly but I am ashamed to say she got kicked to the dust for this cutie-  Alphabet Soup (boy). There's a boy and girl version (..because Maurie rocks!!!).

Well......what else can a girl do when she wakes up to way too cute new releases from Da Boss eh??!! I know you all understand!! he he he!!! I so adore Mo's Digital Pencil babies, they are just adorable to colour up.

And here they both are,just click on them to be pinged to their home in the shop!!

Yesterday, The Daubney 3 started off on a new adventure, Geocaching. Oh my gosh! has anyone else done this?? Mo was over the moon! he adored it! finding those little caches and popping his name into the logs was just the best time ever! He even found a couple with little swaps involved, now anybody who knows Mo will know that he adores little treasures. He had read this was a possibility on the site before we set out so found some little gifts of his own just incase he encountered a swap cache so he gladly popped a little green pearl marble in 2 of the caches he found, one for a little blue mouse trap game mouse and one for a little Despicable Me badge! there were other treasures but he didn't want to swap them all becausehe just loved signing the mini logs!!! so much fun, I can highly recommend it even though we walked all day and were tired out, it was fantastic fun.
This was one of his favourite finds from the church micro cache's in our village. I so adore this little guy. I can't wait for the next 4 days of school to zoom by so we can have our easter fun time together during the school holidays.

Thank you for popping in hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Dream Team Spring blog hop!

Sentiment-...a freebie from me-ebie!! he he!! 
please scroll down to save it for yourself if you want to xx

Morning everyone!! This month's Dream Team Blog Hop has theme has been chosen by Hellen and the theme is Spring is in the air!

Here's the Blog Hop Run in case you get lost on the way.

Hellen, Alice, Vili, Anneke, Gretha, Julie, GaynorDebby, Lou

...and don't forget!! there are two $5 gift vouchers to spend in Mo's shop to be drawn from the participating Dream Team Designers comments so make sure you comment on everyone in the blog hop posts!

I just couldn't resist using a fairy from the gorgeous  Five Little Fairies for my make and I also made myself a little sentiment for her to ping people into spring! If you would like the sentiment to use on your own spring projects, please just right click on the image below and save it to your files. Its a .png file.

(** please remember not to share it with anyone but direct people here to get it for themselves, thank you**)

Thank you so much for popping in on the hop!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Eggstra Special..............

Hi everyone! 

I'm popping in with a quick hello for you today with my Dies to Die For DT make using the gorgeous new LDRS Creative Saturated Canary stamp ,'Eggstra Special'.

She is just so sweet and I did so enjoy having a bit of me time to make this card this morning, but now I've got to get back to the not so me time stuffs of trying to make tea out of fresh air for Scott tonight and dogs to walk!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Tiddly Inks Challenge #178...Scrap it!

Image- Awareness.

Morning everyone!!

Its that Tiddly time of the week again, over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, when the Tiddly Inkers roll out a new challenge and this week we have a super fun one to get your creative juices flowing!! its...

Scrap It!!
so...make a scrapbook page/journal page/project life/
mini album/mixed media canvas using your tiddly inks images.

(**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 can't help but scrap my little guy and with him having ASD, ADHD and his De Novo gain on his chromosome 10 gene and autism awareness month coming up here in the UK, I wanted to do one all about how awesome he is. He even wrote on the little jigsaw piece for me bless him.

Here's that cute lil guy's writing for his mamma!! ......
That delicious paper behind him was a freebie from Tiddly Inks a long time ago and is not available anymore but I LOVE it!  and being able to merge that little Awareness .png onto it makes it so much fun to colour.

I had finished my layout until we went for a wonderful walk around Rutland Water on sunday and then I had to squeeze in 2 more piccies !! he he!! well, that's what scrapping is all about for me! adding fun memories to the page!!

Right, time to go! my iron is calling me!!!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 14 March 2016

Chickies at the Potters Bench.........

Images- Chickies 2 and Potter's Bench.
Morning everyone!

I'm in with a cute little card for you all today and I had some merging fun with Chickies 2 and Potter's Bench. I doodled a little early morning hilly sunrise through the window too!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 11 March 2016

Wryn - New Wings.........

Image- Wryn New Wings from Tiddly Inks.

Morning peeps!

I hope you are all waking up to fabulous fridays? I love fridays because Scott works long hours mon-thurs and we get a bit of friday time together while Mo is at school.

So my make was for my friends mum who broke both her ankles on holiday last week :( oh my :( both :( Luckily she is making a nice recovery now she is home but I wanted to just make her something to cheer her up while she was in hospital and Wryn New Wings  did just the job perfectly.

Well, that's it from me for today! we are hopefully going to finish off making the breakfast bar in the kitchen today. So excited because its going to look so lovely. The sun shines into our kitchen in a morning so sitting there with a cup of tea after the school run will be so lovely.

Thank you so much for popping in, Hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Out of this world..........

 Stamps- Out of this world.
Kraft card from my stash.

Sorry I am so late with my post this morning, the weather here is awful!! heavy rain had stopped me running out to take a piccy!!

But this is my make for today!...well...actually yesterday!! I had a file from Lori Whitlock that I really wanted to play with and some actual time for me yesterday so I played away!!! its such  fun card to play with! ( thanks Lori xxx)

It felt so good to just cut a few things I have been waiting to play with on my silhouette machine...yup! more coming through the week if I get them done!!! it was a bit of a paper massacre here yesterday!!! lol!!!

Anyway, here's the inside of this cute little shutter card...
and this is a lil video to show how it opens!!!! so cool!! .........and yup...I did just kinda throw the belly band down onto the floor so I could use both hands to show you how it opens (...huge thanks also to the poor suffering hubby who gets to shoot the 3 or 4 times...while dopey here gets opening it right!! he's such a star!!)

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Monday, 7 March 2016

Daddy's Girl UK.......

Image- Daddy's Girl UK.
( she'll be making the move from the old store archives soon peeps!
I'll link her in properly when she gets there!)
Bag Tutorial- Qbee's Quest.

Morning everyone!

I'm in with a super cute make this morning using Daddy's Girl UK. She was just what I needed for a card I had been tasked to make for my friend's daughter!. It went...she is going to be 21, she likes handbags, yellow, pigs and she loves rugby. 

So, I of course, headed straight for one of my oldest (from 2011!!!) but still favourite tutorials from Brenda over on her blog Qbee's Quest. This card has been magic to me since I found it all those years ago, you can seriously have so much fun with it and I will be eternally grateful to Brenda for this tutorial as long as I am making stuffs!!! 

And this is how it opens....

So the bag when its all done up is below.. The little pig is from Mama Elephant's Lunar Animals set.

...and of course, a little close up of her inside! she's just gorgeous.I coloured her up with the Harlequins Rugby Team colours as Ellie is a huge rugby fan and rugby player.
I made the little rugby goal posts from cake pop sticks and added her name to the top of them on a little banner.

I absolutely love this little card. I feel so blessed to of been able to work with such a gorgeous image and make such a personal little birthday card. That's where the magic is peeps!!

Today I have a date with a huge pile of ironing! Oh yes, I know how to rock my mondays! but in all honesty, I do adore ironing! there is something about the warm smell and watching the creases disappear that is so relaxing.

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xx

Friday, 4 March 2016

Let's be Bunnies.......

Papers- Carta Bella Rustic Elegance.
Hi everyone!
I'm in with a post for you today using the new Let's be Bunnies image from saturated Canary. Having 2 gorgeous bunnies of my own I couldn't resist playing with this cutie, I think she's just fabulous.

I thoroughly enjoyed having one of those 'splodge it all on' Lou moments with this one! well, you gots to have those days right?! and the funniest thing is..while I've been splodging this card together Scott has been busy putting our bunnies rabbit run together!!

My bunnies are just my babies! They are called William and Kate...after royalty of course!! and I adore them! 

We rescued them from the RSPCA at the end of the summer and have been spoiling them rotten ever since! he he!!

Thank you for hopping in on me, huge hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 3 March 2016


Image- Purrfect from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Its that time of the month again where a fab new challenge pops up on the DP2 challenge blog. And this months is a super fun one to get your thinking colour caps on if you choose to!! its.....

 Anything Goes with a Mo Image

                             Winners prize: a $5.00 voucher for Mo's online store.

Remember to follow Mo's Challenge Rules ...
use at least one Mo Manning image...
NEW creations only! (No back linking)...
And, please, only ONE entry per person!

So I just had to colour up that adorable little Purrfect . It is one of Mo's newer images from around valentines day but I love it so much I couldn't resist a make!! I LOVED making that little ball of string! what kitty doesn't like a ball of string to play with?!!!

I am so late posting this! I had a lot on today and then promptly fell asleep with my little Mo so woke up with a little small curse of ot oh ( the words weren't actually ot oh...they were a bit worser and nearly as blue as kitties hoodie.....!!)

Right, got to go! a cuppa and an early night is on order, I am waving to my sleepy self from my pooter keyboard!! lol!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx


Image- Poppy revised.
Morning all!

Well, there are bonuses to being up at 3am with a Little Mo!! (...oh it doesn't feel like a bonus but there is coffee and toast so its not all bad!!!!)

It meant that I could get a little craftying done for you today with  Poppy revised. I was so excited when Krista did a good old re-do of these older images. You can find a lot of the revised images HERE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE SHOP.

So now I am going to finish off a 21st birthday make and get more coffee..!! lol!!!

thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Lunar Easter.......

Hi everyone! 

Well, while the new Mama Elephant release and restocks are snuggled in customs for their 3rd week (...see..look how I tried to make it sound all cute and positive there?.... rather than OMG seriously customs just let 'em go..) I thought I would have a play with my...Mo's Lunar Animal set for easter ( my defense this make is for Mo so I have redeemed myself for pinching his stamp set right?!!!).

I recycled a little clear box I had saved from christmas (..sigh..yes, I am always saving stuffs like this!!!) adhered a little design paper to the back inside and filled it with little mini mini chocloate eggs from B&M (.....there might not be many left in the packet................).

Then a little bit of fun with die cutting and it was done! its so cute I wannna squish it (...yes, and maybe steal all the lil eggs too...).

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #177...Easter.

Good morning gorgeous peeps of the world!!

Its time for a  wonderful new challenge over on the Tiddly ink challenge blog!! This time our challenge our theme is....

so think makes with chicks, bunnies,eggs and just a general easter cuteness theme encompassing them.

(**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 used Eggcellent News Wryn for my image today. I love those little eggs in the nest so much and easter is all about new beginnings so it was just perfect for the job.

I coloured them up a beautiful blue colour and then added my spectrum noir sparkle pen to the top,ooooh I love that pen! then a good old splodge of glossy accents to make them come alive on the card. They look so pretty, like little jewels in the nest!

Right, pawsy peeps to feed and ironing to tackle then school run and sorting out my shower! I need to do the sealant and have to admit I've rather been avoiding doing it! Its an icky mess that stuff!!

Huge hugs for you all
Lou xxxx