Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Taffy Lea........

Image- Taffy Lea.
Hi everyone!

I hope you've all had a wonderful Boxing Day. We've had another chill it out and just have fun day here in the Daubney House!!

I've tidied my craft room a bit so I can see big parts of my work surface now!! lol!! and I also had some fun making another lollipop/wand card (...I'm not sure what they call them but either way, they are a tonne of fun to make!!!).

Here's a closer look at the cuteness that is Taffy Lea, I think she's so sweet. I think since I found super cute paper straws in Lidl I have developed an obsession for having a go at these 'cards'....I have 3 boxes of the straws so I've got plenty more to play with!! lol!!!!

Well, it's time for me to let my head hit the pillow. I'm so sleepy tonight. I swear the less you do in your day, the more tired you get?!!!!! Thank you for popping in,
Huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Monday, 25 December 2017

Christmas Surfer Tot (PRECOLORED).......

Sentiment- Warmest Wishes.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I hope you've all been having magical days. I know I have....and that's why I am uber late in posting my Dream Team make this week...but hey...them Big Man in the Red Coat comes first!! he he!! He arrived at our house at 4:15am this morning (......which was actually good going for Little Mo! he's normally found that Santa's sneaked in earlier than that!!!!) and we have had a wonderful day of playing with gifts, relaxing, yummy food and snuggles as well as Mo getting time to have a play online with his BF and me mount the stamps from my Magnolia Calendar kit! go family!!!!

I had so much fun making this little lollipop greeting using the super sweet Christmas Surfer Tot (PRECOLORED). I love these little pre-colours Maurie is starting to add to the store. I know this week I have been rushed off my feet with one thing and another so the ease of just printing out ready to go was a dream.

So, let's talk printing settings for these pre-colour images...I use Diamond White card and I print using a 'glossy paper' setting and the print quality on 'High'. I can use high quality because I won't be adding any promarker pens colour to the image.

Let's take a closer look at how this cutie came out............

The little sentiment came from the image,  Warmest Wishes. I just love the font on that sentiment so much.

I added some super fun ruffle ribbon (...I LOVE this ribbon!! it's perfect for making lollipop greetings) and some twine with some teeny weeny bells sewn onto it! ooooooooooooooooh the cuteness!!!!

Oh, I do so hope your days have been magical everyone. I am going to go and get a lovely hot bath and pop my pj's on for the rest of the night. Mo has asked if he can stay up late...his exact words were ..."Can I stay up a little late tonight Mummy?" , to which I replied "Yes of course poppet" and his little reply was "Cool!! I've always wanted to stay up until 7pm"....sigh...yes people....my 13 year old little guy wants to stay up late....until 7pm????? bwah ha ha ha ha!!! but it is so super sweet I didn't have the heart to tell him it wasn't a very late night!!!!

Thank you for popping in, Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Super christmas..........

Image- Superboys Bear and Elephant from Tiddly Inks.

Afternoon peeps!....though I'm not sure how it got to afternoon already?!!!!!

I thought I'd share my little christmas tree decoration with you all before I pootle off on the school run. I am so pleased it's the end of term because Mo is extremely ready for a break. He's exhausted and has really had enough this term!!

I've been chilling his morning and making this little decoration because that Super Elephant is just too cute not to play with!!

I added a few little adhesive gems in 'super'colours around the edge and popped a little circular mat of superhero paper on there too...jut because I love that kind of stuff!! he he!! there really is just something so cute about superhero makes, I just love them!!!

Right, I need to go and get a little snack before I go on the school run and start holiday time! Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 18 December 2017

Stocking Elf.........

Image- Stocking Elf.
Hi everyone!

I'm in today with my Dream Team posteroo using the world's cutest little Stocking Elf.

For this make I went for a wonderful mix of colouring, paper piecing,die cutting and distress inking!! but my oh my do I love how it all came together!!! the snowflakes inked in the background just look so pretty..............and there's nothing quite like a play with everything going kinda crafternoon right?!!!

I also made a little tag for Scott's tag-vent! I just couldn't resist the sweetness of him so printed him out super teeny and paper pieced him with the scraps leftover from my card version!! wahoooooooooooooooo! more crafty fun!!!!
Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Christmas Wishes.........


I'm a bit late sharing my MIC make this weekend but I so enjoyed making it I couldn't wait any longer to share it with you!! I absolutely adore those chippie frames and the little sentiment is just such a pretty and swooshy wooshy way to share such a sweet message.

I've had a super fab weekend surprising my Little Mo on his birthday! we took him to Harry Potter studio tour and he LOVED it!
My amazing friend Lucy made him a special jumper to be his reveal to where he was going and it was just so special when he opened his jumper as his first present! she put the words ' Just a muggle boy spending his 13th birthday at Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour' It took him a few seconds to realise what it meant but he was so excited when he worked it out!!

We had a magical day. Then today e have met my Aunty and Uncle for a quick catch up in the garden centre and then my big sister is on her way with her family for a visit too so I have got to say this has been the most exciting weekend.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Together we are SUPER..........

Images- Super Girls and Super Boys from Tiddly Inks.
Hello everyone!

Well, I was supposed to get these cuties posted yesterday but I didn't get round to it and then today almost got past me in a blur because it's Herceptin injection day but I managed to pull it back and get in here for a quick posteroo!!

Just look how cute these lil superguys are....Oh my ...

They are just the sweetest. I had some fun merging a supergirl bear and the superboy bear together ready for Scott's valentines card!! go me!! I am organised for next february already!!! wahooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Right, time for me to go and get tea on! We are having leftover fake kebab meat from last night with actifry chips for a bit of an 'ouchies my leg is sore, I need comfort food' kinda tea!!!!

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

Monday, 11 December 2017

Got the Wreath.........

Image- Got the Wreath.
Hi everyone!

I'm in with a make for you today featuring the wonderfully cute Got the Wreath. Just look at the cuteness! (...and of course, if you click on it you'll be magically pinged to it's lil place in the shop!!!)
I decided on a boy themed make for this one so I grabbed my fave colour combo's and just had fun colouring it up and I so loved that little Happy Christmas sentiment  that came with him so I had to use that too!!

The little snowflake border around the image mat is from my Doo Hickey 2 set. I've been using that set loads the past few days, it really has some super fun little elements on it that I can't resist once I get that festive feeling!!!

This weekend I missed my Grandad so very much. I can't work out my heads way of processing it, some weeks I am good all week but then just certain little things really set me off. On saturday I woke up just missing him and it lasted all weekend....he would so kick my butt if he knew I was being so melancholy but today I feel so much better about it all. 

Thank you for popping in! Hugs Lou xx

Friday, 8 December 2017

Tilda with Little Rudolph..........

Magnolia christmas tree,snowflake border
and large snowflake from Doo Hickey 2.
Hi everyone!!

I'm going out of my brain crazy trying to keep myself busy today while I stalk my postman.............gently crafting away whilst awaiting the lovely plink of my Magnolia Calendar kit through my letterbox....................

I mean it's not like I don't have an abundance of seriously cute Tilda so I decided to stamp up one of my newest additions to my obsession.......one of my newer additions to my collection of magnolia cuteness!!! bwah ha ha ha ha!!! Luckily Suha over at Swedish Housecrafts makes sure she has the older cuteness in as well as all the sparkly new stuff.I know it's an older one but I can't resist the cuteness of the little rudolph on this one!! just look how cute he is close up.....awwwwwwwwwwwww...........
I decided to make a super fun little christmassy wall hanging using the Recipe card Doo Hickey as a base for my sticky on stuffs!!! he he!! a bit of die cutting fun and fussy cutting relaxation (....there was totally none of that "Postman, I am going to snip you if you don't get here soon" thought process going on...I promise.......).

I used some of my Doo Hickey 2 christmas dies to add a little snowflakeyness to the top, tree's for her to be surrounded by and those gorgeous big snowflakes for the hanger part. I tied the strings through the holes on the flakes.

Right, I'm going to go and fetch Mo from school now and hand over stalking duties to Scott who is working from home today (....which is a good job or Mo might of been walking home incase the postman arrived while I was out......!!!!).

Huge friday hugs and thank you for popping in, Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tiddly Inks challenge #208....Be Merry...

Image- Snow Day.

Morning all!!!!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's time kick back, put on the thick festive socks and get your christmas on!!! the Tiddly Inkers want you to...

Be Merry!!

 So think christmas holiday 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 couldn't stop myself having some super dimensional fun with this challenge and decided to go with that pop up box card die that I've been loving so much recently and the uber cute, Snow Day.

Of course...I couldn't stop at one so after my nephew's I just had to make my niece one too!!! so she got Holly...

aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! just too cute right?!! I LOVE them!! 

okies I need to move my butt again!!! this week is sooo busy right up until thursday! Today with have Mo's EHCP review.....that should be fun....not!! but Scott has the whole day off from work too so at least we can catch a cup of coffee together after the meeting to unfluffle us!!! Mo is at panto practice so we will have until 4:30pm to get back into our normal selves before picking him up!!!!

Huge hugs and Thank you's for popping in, Lou xxx

Monday, 4 December 2017

Winter Fox....

Image- Winter Fox.
Morning everyone!

I'm in with my Dream Team make for you today and I've been playing with Winter Fox. He is just the sweetest image ever!! Oh I do love him and his little basket. I totally let out a little squeeeeee when I saw him....took me forever to choose which image though from all the new ones, had to resort to a squidge of help from my wonderful Erin to choose!!!! but here he is...of course...you can click on him to be magically pinged to the shop to get him...I'm sooo helpful like that!!!!!

The sentiment that comes with him is just so sweet. I love that whimsical mix of writing so much. I couldn't resist popping it down by his feet and making a shaker by cutting out some of the space behind him! If you want to see the process of how I did that please pop on over to the Bella and Bronte Clubhouse page on facebook where I popped a little slideshow of the workings of my daft Lou mind!! he he!!! 

Well, I need to get ready for the day really. I've got the school run to do, pawsy pees to walk, telephone consultation to do with Mo's consultant about his new meds and a little bit of babysitting too and all before 12pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for popping in on me, hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Starla's Candy....

Images- Starla's Candy.
Hiyah everyone!!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Make it Crafty blog and this time we are going for a theme of ...


I am so excited to see more of Krista's gorgeous images come out in the Make it Crafty store! there is a whole lot of sweet fun in the new Candyworld collection! you have to go and peek! I really struggled to pick which cutie to use!! but in the end, I went for Starla and a whole lot of merging of gorgeous sweets to go with her!!!

My soarkle came in the form of some scrummy wink of stella pen and frantage embossing powder and of course, some bling bling treatment on the sentiment!!! 

Don't forget to come and play along with us because we love to see everyone's take on the challenge set. Thank yo for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxxxxx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Hippo cuteness.........

Image- Holly's Hippo from Tiddly Inks.
Tree - Magnolia tree from Doo Hickey 2.

Morning all!! It's a Tiddly Tuesday kinda day for me! I so had to sit on my hands all weekend not to share this one!! I LOVE how cute it is! Did you all see the gorgeous new images in the Tiddly Inks shop? they are just too cute and who can resist a hippo?....Not me that's for sure!!!

I used the plain version of Holly's little hippo for this because I knew I wanted to stick a little heart on its butt!!!

This year I am doing Scott a different kind of advent calendar. We have had such a strange year with everything and he has been my absolute rock and such an amazing support. So this year I am doing him a little '25 things I want to thank you for' tag advent calendar. I will give him a tag everyday to peg onto a little line of twine and each tag will have an extra tag at the back for me to write on. The first one will be so special so Hippo just had to be my first one.

Right, I need to get my butt into gear. We are all so snotty from this yucky virus that is hanging around, it's just awful, so we are all struggling to get going in a morning at the minute! juts call us the family of snot!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 27 November 2017

Mummu Dancing (Pre-coloured)...

For Mini Lightbox- printable acetate

Hi everyone! It's Lou in for you today with a make using one of my absolute favourites of Maurie's characters, Mummu. She is just such a magical character and she is one of those images that feels so much like a 'real' person to me when I colour her she just comes alive!!.....BUT WAIT!!!!!!!! I totally didn't need to colour her because this little gem of a Mummu comes pre-coloured!!

Yup, Maurie already did all the hard work for us on this cutie so if you are a print and go kinda crafter, she is just perfect for you. This is what she looks like in the shop....
Isn't she fabulous?!!! All I needed to do was add some gorgeous snwy shaery bits for her to get her winter dance on!! sooooo sweet!! So, Lou you love colouring, why do you need her pre-coloured you ask?!!!...... why did I need her pre-coloured??? well, my first make was for my super cute mini lightbox!!

I printed Mummu Dancing (pre-coloured) with her sentiment onto my fabulous printable acetate! oh I love this stuff so much! and of course, it's just perfect for mini lightboxes because it's easy to trim to make my own bits to slide into it! wahoooooooo!!!! 

I can't wait to try a few more of the pre- coloured images the same way now!! it's so much fun to customise this little lightbox!!! Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 26 November 2017


Image- Elphaba.
Chippie frame- Delicate Love Rectangle.
Hi everyone!

I'm popping in before I zonk out in bed. Herceptin injection this week and a lovely busy weekend have caught right up with me and I feel like a zombie!!! I've got a snuggly warm wheaty bag on my knee as I type and I can feel the zzzzzz's tapping on my shoulder but I just had to share my MIC gals make for today!!! she's too cute to leave sat on my crafty table alone!!!

I decided to alter a little notebook from a pack of 3 I 'needed' to buy in Lidl a few weeks ago!! ...of course, I will probably never be able to make myself write in this little notebook so I don't spoil it but I did so enjoy making it.

That little Delicate Love Rectangle frame is just so beautiful to work with and Elphaba is just too sweet. I coloured her up a little while ago and have been hoarding her ever since!! he he!!!

If you are quick, make sure you pop into the Make it Crafty store before the offer ends!!! there are around 21 hrs left to get 20% off store wide.

Right, the zzzzz's are in full force now so I'm going to go before I end up drooling all over my pooter keyboard!!! Thank you for popping in on me, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Elf Delivery Service......

Morning all! 

I need to pop out in a little while so I thought I would share a little Tiddly Tuesday make with you before I go! and oh my....is this lil guy too cute?! I know he is!!!

I fancied playing a little with dimension and a lot of white and the Lawn Fawn Puffy cloud border die and scrumptious White Opal liquid pearls just rocked that for me. I lightly distress inked the edges of my little snowdrifts so they stood out and added a little foam tape for extra pop-ness!!!

I couldn't resist some little sprigs of festive holly for the corners of my little image matt piece and the little bell holly sprigs in the Christmas Wishes clear stamp set were too sweet to pass up on using. A splodge of colour and a fussy cut later and they were added to finish off the card. Sometimes CAS without a tonne of papers used is just so much fun.

Right, I need to scoot. Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 20 November 2017

Merry Christmouse....

Magnolia tree from Doo Hickey 2.

Morning everyone!

Well, I could waffle on and on about my make this morning but seriously the only words that keep coming to mind are 'squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee' and 'so Caaaaaauuuuuuute!!!!!'. I had the best fun making it with my scrummy new  Lawn Fawn Scalloped box card die, and check out those super cute little baubles on the sentiment!! I made those using the new Roxstamps star ornament dies.

I loved making his little scene too. The Lawn Fawn Puffy cloud border made such fun little snowdrifts for him to nestle on to. The trees are from my Doo Hickey 2 set from Magnolia, I cut them in green and kraft cardstock to make them 'pumf' out a bit and added a little puffy white embossing powder to them for snow. Ooohhh I did love making this card soooo much!!! I love a krafternoon like that!!

I was so excited to see all the wonderful new christmas images, it was a bit like being a child in a sweetie shop trying to choose one! and don't forget, there is 15% off until December 1st!!
Right, I need to get a wriggle on. I have got a bit of pain in my left axilla and ribs so I've snaffled up some tablets and got dressed......into my fleecy pj's that my BF's got me in february when I had my op!! they are so comfy and I'm positive no one will notice on the school run! then it's back home for a bit more crafting fun!

Thank you for popping in,Huge Hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Ribbon Girl 'use any image' November challenge....

Stamp- Balloon Bunny from LOTV.
Ribbon Girl goodies-
 Maja Sofireo papers,

Morning everyone!!
It's time for the November 'Use any Image' challenge over on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog. It's anything goes so you can use any colour you like and use any image on your project.It can be any craft project you fancy - card, bag, tag, 3-D project, anything but you MUST include an image! There will be 2 winners , announced on the blog with their projects shown after 9pm on Saturday  November.

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV


Second prize:  2 Christmas Mini Packs of 6x6 Paper of the winners choice from  The Ribbon Girl

I have so sat on my hands for sharing my make with you because it was my mum's birthday card from last month but you know...you've got to be careful with those stroke only papers!! he he!!! 

...and my next use soooooo carefully thing has to be the gorgeous Lucy's carnation sparkly shaker selection, I absolutely adore this shaker stuff! it's all mixed for you so you literally just have to add it to your shaker project! wahooooooooo! no mixing up your own fiddly bits and spilling half of each pot all over the place!!!!

Of course, Balloon Bunny from LOTV is just the cutest stamp too! I actually coloured this stamp in for my mum while I was in hospital with neutropenic sepsis all the way back in April. I think she'll love it because she knows how much I love bunnies!!

Right, I must scoot! there is sunday family fun to be had and I think we are off walking somewhere today. Thank you for popping in, huge hugs, Lou xxx 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Nurse Tilda........

Papers- Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics 6x6.

Morning everyone!

I couldn't resist sharing the make I have just got finished using my gorgeous 13 days of halloween kit from Magnolia again for a quick make this morning!

Before I forget to mention it, the dies from this set are limited edition so don't miss out on them if you neeeeeeed them! he he!! You can find the Get Well stamps and dies singly HERE or you can get the whole set HERE.

I used the little flag banner from the Doo Hickey 16 Fall in love set and then the teeny hearts are from the Heart Medicine die. They were left over from my make yesterday and way too cute not to squidge in somewhere!! they would make super sweet litle shaker card shakies too wouldn't they?!!!

Right, I had better brave the chilly sunshine and go and walk Tyson. Mo is immersed in a Narnia film morning. After watching the Dawntreader last night, he has decided he needs to watch them all again!!! I do love that he loves the good films though, the classics are always the best.

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Get Well Soon............

Seam Binding-Pink Tulip.

Ooooooh get me! 2 posts in one day!! lol!!! but I couldn't resist sharing the make I have just got finished using my scrumtious 13 days of halloween kit from Magnolia.
I always order my Magnolia bits from Suha over at Swedish Housecrafts and I have been so excited to use this Tilda stamp because she has bunny slippers and anyone who knows me will know I love my bunnies!!

There were so many gorgeous bits in this kit, like millions!! but don't worry if you missed it because all the bits have been released now. You can buy them singly HERE or you can get the whole set HERE.

I LOVED this little bottle! I cut it out in white cardstock and kraft cardstock and then once I had glued all those gorgeous little heart pills on I gave it a good coat of glossy accents to make it look like a real bottle!! Before it was fully dry I gave it a gentle 'bend' in the middle to get the 'shine' effect on the glass. Then it was just a case of layering it up with the little heart tablets and cotton wool cloud.It's soooo cute!!!

Right, I promise that's it for today!! I am going to go and cook tea now (...well, I'm going to heat it up anyway, I cooked chicken and bacon stew in the slow cooker yesterday! yum!!).

hank you for popping in again! huge hugs Lou xxx