Wednesday, 30 November 2016

TGF Holiday Anya 5...........

Morning all!!

It's a bit frosty out there today so I have taken a little time to warm up from walking Tys to finish off  my little coloured TGF Holiday Anya 5 into a 'something'!!!! she is just so sweet it was really easy to have some festive fun with her.

I have to admit to having a 'get the die to cut them out' addiction recently but it is just so nice to get that perfect little white edge around the stamp and so much fun to watch it come to life like that with a little foam to pop her out underneath.

I am being fuelled by espresso today after a night of uber broken sleep with Little Mo who has a cough that is so much worse at night, poor dude. Scott and I split ourselves into shifts last night as Mo just wanted to be cuddled ( he doesn't like it when he can't catch his breath properly). We applied vickes vapour rub to his feet and back and forhead and took it in turns to be ships passing so we could both get at least a little sleep. Scott is probably falling asleep as his desk at work as I type!!! I am so lucky to have him as my tag team buddy through the night.

Right, time for me to grab another coffee and walk my dogs now!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Oh Deer Molly......

Image- Oh Deer Molly from Tiddly Inks.

It's time for another fun challenge here on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and winter is well and truly here!! Let's enjoy those icicles and Jack Froste'd mornings!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to get that.....

Frosty Feeling!!

 So think luscious ice, snow, wintery images, Icy cold colour themes 
such a blue and silver....

 (**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 **)

So I couldn't resist the stunning new Oh Deer Molly . She actually made me squuueeeee when Christy released the new Molly's!! I absolutely adore her. A little bit of Lou splodging on pens and she was done.

Then it was time to play with some scrummy Basic Grey Aspen papers and and few Lawn Fawn snowflakes and she was magically pinged into a frosty fun little world!! ooooh she's just sooo cute!!

Have a wonderful day everyone. I have a very sore eye so I will be spending my day bathing it and trying to feel a bit more me than I feel right now!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 28 November 2016


Image- Precious.
Hi everyone!

I'm in for you today with a card I have been soooo behind in making!! Its my gorgeous little niece Arabella's new baby card that I just haven't gotten round to making until now. She arrived in august and I just had to wait for the right image to come along and this cutie was it! I just absolutely loved it.

So on saturday night I managed to get a little colouring done and on sunday whilst the boys of the house had some geocaching fun I made my card.

Right, must scoot. My aunty is going to drop the ever so gorgeous Jack off with me and the hounds for a play today while she takes my Grandad for his appointment in Liecester. He is going to the same hospital baby Theo is at so I am more than confident they will be amazing and hopefully we will get a date for his TAVI op.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 21 November 2016

The one where Monica gets a turkey stuck on her head....

Papers- Studio Calico South of Market.
Dies- Memory Box grapevine wreath.
Turkey drawn by me!!! lol!!!
Hi everyone!! 

I am hoping you are all as friends obsessed as I am so you 'get' this card!! One of my BF's asked if I could make a card for one of her friend's for thanksgiving and of course I jumped at the chance! ( know me! any chance to make a card is a a blessing.) and we were chatting about the Friends episode with the turkey and I wrote to my friend 'I so wish I had an image with a turkey on the head'...........and then the Lou cogs slowly started whirring into gear!!

I didn't have a turkey but I had cute image and mechanism sorted so I had to hand draw a turkey (..yeah, I know peeps, I can't draw for stuffin' but it was good fun to try!!!) and then it was just a case of putting the Lou mind into action so the turkey could do this....
Bwah ha ha ha ha ha!! I LOVE IT!!!!! yup! there is my monica with the turkey on her head!!!! but seriously!! soooo much fun!! everyone needs a make like this in their life!! he he!!

Then I added a nice little wreath with a hanging heart attached to finish it off.

Well, thats the musings of a Lou's mind for today!! I am off to catch some zzzzzzz's now if I can. We are still having a very worrying time in my group of BF's. We are so blessed to live so close together because we are so missing one of us and one of our mini peeps and we are so worried for Theo that our hearts hurt all the time we are awake. 
If you have some space in your prayers please keep Charlotte, Damion, Oscar and baby Theo and all of their family in your prayers and let's see if we can't all work together in our thoughts to get Theo healed. Thank you in advance if you have space to keep us snuggly.

Huge hugs and Love Lou xxxx

I even love the box...

Hi everyone!

Lou in with a make for you today and it just had to be another 1st christmas card for my other BF!! yup! I am a lucky girl because my BF's think of my ovaries and have their babies at the same time to stop my pangs of ever needing another!! he he!!!! 2 years ago my other BF had twins so I am kept at bay!! my girls know how to keep me good!! he he!!!

Theo has been seriously poorly this last week so to keep myself positive yesterday I got to work on his first christmas card.

I even love the box is just so spot on for a first christmas because at 6 months the box is often the best bit to these small peeps we bring into the world! e spend all that time worrying what to get them to make it special and they promptly throw the toy out and enjoy the wrapping!! he he!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Dream Team Blog Hop....Thank You

Morning everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop and this time its an Thank You theme picked by .....Me!!!!

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

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 pop in and comment on everyone's post for the blog hop to be in with the chance to win!!!

I decided to try my hat at an acetate fronted card for this one. Its been such a while since I played with my acetate and I always go for comfort tent style cards but baby fairy Angus ( from the 6 Baby Fairies (boys)  set) had a word with me and said he really wanted to be flying on the thanks sentiment I had made so that's what I did! can't disappoint the baby fairy right?!!!

Thank you so much for popping in! don't forget to click on everyone in the hop list!!

Huge hugs Lou xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Stamp- Koetie.
Morning everyone!

It's an oldie but oh so goodie make from me today. I have had this stamp for ages and never used him until last night and I don't know why! I absolutely love it but have never got round to popping some ink on him.

One of my BF's little baby boy is poorly in the hospital so I wanted to make him a little shaker card. I think he will like watching the little balls and stars wiggle around when he feels a bit better.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #195...Thank you.......

Papers- American crafts Autumn Crisp.

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and the season of thanks and happiness is almost here!! This challenge the Tiddly Inkers want you to get that feeling of gratitude for the people around you so our challenge is.....

Thank You!

 So think of anyone who needs thanks and make a something just for 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 decided to break out my Grow a little love wryn. Now, I have used my clear stamp set which comes with the Thank you in it but it's not available anymore so I've linked you the digital one in (both are just as gorgeous as each other!! he he!!).

I got out one of my absolute favourite die sets too. I use this one sooo much I am surprised it didn't wear out yet!!! It's Blueprints 24. It's the most wonderful card builder die set for rectangle shaped cards and a huge helper to the square card obsessed Lou you have sat here typing!!

Right, time to go. I love tuesdays because I get to have a whole hour with my friend Mandy playing with stampin up goodies. She does a coffee and card class and I adore it.I don't often get to keep my make as Little Mo pinches it as soon as he gets home to see what he has missed because come holiday time he can't get dressed and ready to go quick enough on a tuesday morning!!!

Huge hugs for you all. Lou xxxx

Monday, 14 November 2016


Image- Sticky.
Morning everyone!

I'm in today with one of my favourite cards to make, 1st Christmas for baby. There is nothing more magical for families than your babies reaching their 'first's' and christmas is such a special one. 

And Sticky is just so perfect for one of my BF's who's little guy is going to be having his first christmas this year.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 11 November 2016

Elf yourself a merry little christmas...

Image- Elfy Holidays from Tiddly Inks.
Hi everyone!!

It's Fab Friday over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and oh my did the Tiddly Inkers make some delicious makes this week! I am so in awe of my teamies! 

I went for christmas with my make. I am getting into the swing of it now with my christmas makes!! and Elfy Holidays is such a super one to colour with that happy little outfit and over sized hat, I just LOVE it!

I made myself a sentiment in word to go with it. I love making my own and it's so easy to personalise it to go with your card how you want it to.

Right I had better scoot, I have a lot of pokemon hama bead creations to iron for someone small who had a super fun hama session yesterday before school,after school and into the evening while I was visiting my Grandad in hospital.....and he's sat making another right now!! but lets be honest, a hobby like this is just too much fun and he adores seeing those little cylinders of colour turn into a whole new thing when he puts them together and then the look on his face when I iron them is just magic!!

Huge hugs for you all, have a wonderful friday.
Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Fang-tastic Beast......

Morning all (.....just!!!),

Its Lou in with a make for you today and I was having an 'ooooooh lets mix and match' moment this morning!!!

I wanted to make a little something for my little guy who has had a rough couple of weeks and we are very proud of him for just pootling along in his normal Little Mo way despite feeling a bit mehhhh! (he's a trooper bless him, I think he fared better than mummy and daddy through it all!!).

So a good old inking of a couple of my fave stamps sets mixed together and oh my!!!! Shaker Pouches, soooo much fun!!! wahhoooooo!!! a Little Mo treat was made!! I took a squidge of extra time to pop a strip of the paper left from the front of the treat holder to cover the little treat holding part and it really lifted it so don't throw those scraps of paper away peeps!! 

The sentiment from the MFT Frightfully Fun Halloween set was just perfect for those cute little beastie fangs!!!

Thank you for popping by
Hugs Lou xx

Monday, 7 November 2016

Fairy Godfather.....

Image- Fairy Godfather.
Hi everyone!

I'm sharing my make using Fairy Godfather. Isn't he just fabulous? I love him! and I decided he would be just right for christmas colours now I am getting into the swing of my christmas makes!

So a splodging of christmassy colours and a good old bit of per Lou usual...totally doesn't show in the piccies! dang!!! maybe I need to wish for sparkly picture taking help?!! lol!!

Right, time to scoot. I am just not wanting to get going at all this morning! I need me some more weekend family bubble time.I just fancy keeping the door locked and keeping the boys of the house to myself for just one more day. We had such a lovely weekend walking around and watching movies that I just need a bit more of that.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Cosy Pram.......

Stamp- LOTV Cosy Pram.
Flowers- Petal Lu.
Afternoon all!

I am almost defrosted enough to type after a wonderful morning of walking around geocaching with my gorgeous men (...we got soaked to the core in rain and frozen by cold winds but it was still excellent fun!!) so now I can just about feel the tips of my fingers to type I thought I'd share my latest LOTV make with you all.

How absolutely sweet is the Cosy Pram stamp? I found it the other day when I was having a stamp tidy up! I popped all my LOTV stamps into one draw and took the time to stamp each one out on paper and make a kinda file system so I can see easily which one is which!! well, you just need to now and again...any excuse to stamp them all out!! he he!

So a baby card it was! awwww cuteness!! and I couldn't resist using a few more of those scrumptious flowers from Petal Lu. They are so delicate they were just so perfect for this card. And of course, I have popped this cutie over in the challenge on the Petal Lu challenge blog.

Right, I am off to have my 3rd cuppa since we got home to continue the cosy up the Lou process!! then I am going to have a good sort through my MFT stamps and get them sorted into a draw of their own too. They are in about 4 different places now like my LOTV ones were so a good sort will help me see how many more I hem...I mean see which ones I have....!!!!!!

Huge hugs and kisses, Lou xxxx

Thursday, 3 November 2016

DP2 challenge #269......

Morning everyone!

Its that time of the month again where a fab new challenge pops up on the DP2 challenge blog. And, as always, its time to explore your Mo's Digital Pencil images in your own way!! 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!

I just loved the gorgeous new Singing Elves,Singing Elf FlynnSinging Elf Brynn 
and Singing Elf Wrynn and of course..I wanted to use one...except...I totally couldn't pick one so merging all 3 was the only way forward! he he!! but they are just too cute!!

So some merging, colouring and Lou froo later and they were done! I wonder what they are singing?!! 

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

There's Snow place like home............

Morning everyone!

I'm in for you today with a make using Lawn Fawn Snow Cool. This is such a sweet little set and wahooooooooooooo! it's not geared to only being a christmas set! which was blooming fabulous as my friend's will be moving in a few weeks time and a winter new home card is just what I wanted to make!! yey!!!!

I had a couple of my little Die Namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail banner Stax left that I had made up to make a banner for the open day with some Lou colouring on, they are so easy to make and a whole tonne of fun for just having some colouring fun. The post service devoured my first banner (...grrrrr....) so I made another as quickly as I could.

Because it was already made up, I quickly cut out another banner frame in paper to pop over the top of my made up banner piece to protect the frame as I stamped. I wanted my little scene to be confined within the frame.

I stamped my first little igloo and then masked it off to get the other 2 on there, placed either side of the first one.....( let's take a moment to thank the delicious Misti for it's help in the making of this card!! oh my days, I can't tell you how easy it makes it!!).

A little pop of putting the 2 super cute penguins popped up on some foam and then making up my little sentiment finished with a snowflake and poomf!!!! cute new home card a la Lou'd!! he he!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tiddly Inks challenge #194...Kapow!!!

Image and sentiment- Avenger- Masked Hero.

Morning everyone!

It's time for another fun challenge here on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's time for some Super Hero fun!!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to think.....


 So think super hero images, masked avengers and fun!!

 (**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 absolutely love this challenge. Christy's little hero's and masked avengers are just some of my absolute favourite images. They are cute and fun and can send so many different messages.

Avenger- Masked Hero even comes with her own little sentiments (...did I mention that this cutie is just $1?!!!! super bargain!! he he!!). I just adore her!! teamed up with some super cute hero themed papers and it all just comes together.

I fussy cut her, popped some bits of her out on foam and others adhered right to the card to give her the look of flying above the BAM part of the paper.

Don't forget to pop over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and see what the amazing Tiddly Inkers have made for this challenge, they have blooming rocked it!

Huge hugs Lou xxx