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!!
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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

http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk

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

Autumny Hedghog.............

Hi everyone!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far? I am having a bit of a funny one as Little Mo has been given a meds change for his ADHD and it's always a worrying time for me when they do that since the last time they tried set him on such a wobble. The first day was very hard for him but I think he is doing ok now, though he says he feels that he doesn't feel as settled on them as he would like. I just feel lucky that he can tell us what he thinks to them so we know how to help.

Anywhoooo!! to keep me busy I treated myself to a teeny weeny bit of fun! I bought myself the new Tim Holtz Sizzix sidekick starter set. Ooooh and I have to say, Janice and Andy at Sir Stampalot must of known how excited I was about it as I ordered it Tuesday afternoon and it was here by Wednesday afternoon!!! and boy oh boy! it is every bit as wonderful as I knew dreamy Tim Holtz said it would be!! of course, it would of been rude not to baptise this little beauty today!! I have named it 'Little Cuteness' !!!

It is absolutely blooming perfect for my many small dies, especially the scrumptious ones in my  Doo Hickey club 16- Fall In Love set, so a few rolls of the little cuteness later and I had all the bits I needed to get making this super cute little hedgie tag. And even more of a bonus, I could do it all sat at my desk because I didn't need space to get down on the floor to get my big shot out! wahoooooooooooooooooooooooo for the little cuteness!!!

I popped a little glossy accents on my toadstool and conker as well as the teeny nose and eye on my hedgie. It was a super way to work out some mamma worrying time! I am not sure what I fancy doing for the next 50 mins before I go to fetch Mo. I have a couple of things I need to get finished off (...utter lack of attention this week from team Lou!!!) so I think I'll set to finishing off one of those!! lol!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Irma..........

Image- Irma.

Hi everyone! 

I'm just sat at my pooter in my little inside crafty room and I thought I would share my  'just because I felt like it' kinda make I have just finished up! do ya'll ever get those days where you just want to make something simple and sweet? yup, that was me tonight for this card.

Little Mo was sat making his card for Scott's birthday for tuesday and I felt a bit like doing something too. I had the gorgeous little Irma printed out already, such a sweet heart. She comes with 2 fabulous sentiments but I just couldn't decide which one I liked more for this card so I've left it off for now!! lol!!

I love those swooshes of Stitched Flourishes from Paper Smooches.They were so easy to just splodge on and add a bit of swoosh around her!! too cool!!

I got the gorgeous Project Life 'Adventurer Edition' paper pad a couple of weeks ago from TK Maxx and they were just perfect for a windy day kinda movement card! and by the time Little Mo had finished his card, I was done with this one!!

I've had a lovely little weekend after being struck by a horrid virus this week! On saturday I got to go to a wonderful crafty class with my gorgeous friend ,Lou,we made the sweetest little woodland friends box and of course... I've had to order the die to make a few more of my own!!! it's so sweet! and for even more of a treat on saturday, me and Lou then popped into the cafe and got to have a wonderful catch up with the beautiful Fleury. I really enjoyed getting a bit of time with them both as we haven't had a catch up for so long.

And today we've just been pootling along in our little family bubble and not doing too much at all really because I've managed to pass my virus on to Little Mo and he is so snotty and headachey bless him. I feel so rotten but I hope he feels a bit better after an easy day.

Right, I'm going to get my pj's on and snuggle down in bed now. Thank you so much for popping in on me. Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tiddly Inks challenge #207....Friends and Family...

Stamp- Mini and many friends
(available in digital format HERE.)

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it's time to feel thankful for all the love we have around us everyday. This month the Tiddly Inkers want you to think.....

Friends and Family!

 So think on makes for your friends and family!!

 (**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 go with one of my favourite ever stamp sets, Mini and Many friends, for those uber cute lil critters!! who wouldn't want a super sweet lil rabbit and hedgehog to be BFF's right?!!! (Now, they aren't available in clear stamp at the moment but pop to the store and add them to your wishlist and if enough peeps 'neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed' them and do that maybe Christy will get some made up for you!! he he!!! If you can't wait, just go right HERE and get them in digital format!!!)

I stamped them in Memento Rich Cocoa for a softer edge for when I coloured them up. I totally suck at no line colouring so softer ink colours like the browns are more in my comfort zone-aroo!!!

I have been especially lucky to have all my wonderful friends around me this year so this card goes to you all for the love, support and general Lou's big girl pants feelings you have all given me as I've pootled along with my hunchtit of notredame!!! All my beautiful messages, emails and happy mails have lifted me up in so much love I am sure I could conquer anything thrown at me.

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

Monday, 6 November 2017

Lou........

Image- Lou.
Papers- Pebbles 'Spring Fling'.
Dies- Acorn leaf from Doo Hickey vol 16.

Morning everyone!

I'm in with my Dream Team make this morning and it just had to be a Lou make for you today!! he he!!! but this little fawn is oh my days so cute I couldn't resist another make with her/him.

Luckily I coloured up a batch of 4 when I printed her/him out. Do you do that? I always arrange and print out 4 on a page and then colour them all up. I always use one right away and then just store the other 3 for another day. 

All I needed to do with this cutie was fussy cut it out so I could pop it on a lovely circle to make it really pop from the card base. I absolutely love these papers I chose for this one. I tried to pick out the more autumnal colours from the pad even though it's a spring one really!! 

The teeny little acorn leaf is just my favourite 'add in' right now!! It's from the beautiful Doo Hickey vol 16 Fall in love die set. I've cut a whole stash out and just keep tucking them in all over the place when I make stuff!!!!

Right, I must scoot, time for sorting out small men for school!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Geeky Rascal Box Sleigh....

Chipboard word- Wishes 3" from MIC.
Evening all!!

I'm just sat here in my little crafty room watching all the fireworks go off around our house from various neighbours around the estate and I thought I would share my DT make for the wonderful new Make it Crafty 'GLOW' colouring challenge.

It's so nice to see the colouring challenge back in action again. I love how it stretches those colouring goals! and this one was no easy one for me!! It kinda dragged me kicking and screaming out of my colouring skills zone but I made it in the end! my first go was hilarious and my little dude looked like he was busting right out of a firework or explosion!!! bwah ha ha ha!! 

And off course, those gorgeous Mini pack 'wonderland' 6x6 from the ribbon girl and a good old splish of White cheesecloth for snow finished it off quite perfectly. I do love a super fun card make.

Right, I am off to get some toast for tea and take my aspirin tablet. I am now on control week 2 of the Add Aspirin trial for my hospital. I think I am doing ok with the aspirin so far. I have had to start taking my omeprazole again because it makes me feel a little bit fuzzy like indigestion and I am keeping a mega good eye on me to make sure my tummy is ok. I am so happy to at least try to help out and give a little back in the name of research to see if aspirin could help prevent/slow down the return of some cancers for people. I know it's only a teeny thing to do but it's a something.

Thank you for popping in on me, hugs Lou xxx



Sunday, 29 October 2017

Wednesday..............

Image- Wednesday.
Sentiment- Waltzing Mouse Peek A Boo sentiments.
Morning all!

It's my Dream Team posting day  for Mo's Digital Pencil tomorrow and I have had some uber spookable fun with Wednesday. As ever...I can't sit on my hands and not share my make right away!! Oh how I love her! she just has that 'whatever' or 'Bite me' kinda face! and I can never resist a bit of Halloween fun!!

Last week we soaked up a whole load of family bubble time with Little Mo while he was on half term.We had a few days up in my amazing Aunty's campervan in The Lakes and did some great walks and exploring. It really is my favourite place up there, plus we get extra Aunty Sally snuggles as we are only 2 minutes away from her house up there! he he! The site we go to is just so beautiful. We get sad everytime we have to come home!! 

On Wednesday we all went to Grandad's house to scatter his and Nana's ashes in the garden! Oh my! it was a typical Lou kinda day! We couldn't get Nana out of her ashes container to mix her with Grandad's ashes so my cousin had to saw the top off Nan's container and once he had done that, she was still a little damp (....well 19 years in a black bag in the garden buried where your dogs were buried does that to a special ladies ashes you know!!! those were her wishes though and y'all should have a feel for how we do things in my family now if you've been reading Lou world for a long time! we go with what people want!!!).

Anywho.....Nana's ashes were still to damp to mix so we had to keep popping batches in the microwave to dry them out!! oh my!!!!! My Nana would of absolutely adored that! he loved a bit of drama and especially loved a giggle!! Finally we got them mixed together nicely and all had our own little ginger pot of ashes to take to our own places in the garden. Most of mine went on the special part of the garden where my Grandad made me a special garden for my 8th birthday. He planted a lot of primroses in the shape of an 8 and then lots of pretty flowers around the edge, I absolutely adored it! and I popped some in the part where my fine needle fir tree used to be that I used to have a den in and hide there a lot!! especially when my Aunty got married when I was 3 and I didn't want to have my photo taken so I hid!! he he!! so many special memories were made in that bog ole garden. Little Mo chose to pop his around the tree he never could quite manage to climb and Scott went for around the garage where Grandad kept his cars and some of his pigeons.

Then I took some time to sit in my Grandad's chair in the lounge so I could be 'with him'.I had a really good cry. I've struggled with missing Grandad this week very much. I know it will all calm down and I won't feel this pain forever but for now I am at that terrible longing for him stage.I have been my Grandad's side kick for as long as I can remember. He really was the best (.......teeny me in piccy!!) 
Right, I need to go and slice some potatoes and onions for tea and get it popped together with some bacon for a lovely ovenbaked tea.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xx

Monday, 23 October 2017

Pugsley........

Image- Pugsley.
Morning everyone!

I'm in for you today with my Dream Team make of the week. I fell utterly in love with Pugsley as soon as I saw him in the shop. I absolutely adore The Addams Family (..and have been lucky enough to grow up with the original series and the newer films....!! lol!!!).

I added a little extra fun into the card by popping a little see through shaker window in the front of the card, it's so sweet!! I do love a bit of fun in a halloween card!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Oh Baby..........

 Chippies- New Baby Chipboard set.
Hi everyone!!

Well I am back in pooter land now I have my lovely new pooter all set up and raring to go. I am still very much getting used to it....I was sooo comfy with all my old software and my old keyboard and mouse (....so getting used to clean and unsticky,unworn keyboard and mouse is tricky....bwah ha ha ha ha!!!!) but it was a pretty painless reshuffle to the new pooter and luckily the hard drive on the old one was fine so I didn't loose any of my precious photographs or images (.......that said....I do want ya'll to go back up your pooters right now to make sure you don't even need to think about worrying if pooter death is contagious and you contract it from me! bwah ha ha ha ha!!!!)

This morning I have been swinging between getting this gorgeous little baby card posted, finishing off my new MIC make and getting to grips wit printing out some images in a new program...alas....my old faithful photoshop did not make the journey! (....so I am running on a free trial of the newest version and stocking up on printed images before the 30 days is up......resourceful me!!! he he!!).

Those gorgeous Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics papers are on offer at The Ribbon Girl at the minute so grab yourself a saving if you love them as much as I do!!! and the cuteness of those little New Baby Chippies is just so awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww on my list right now!! I don't have many from the fabulous set left now but oh my are they perfect for those 'I don't fancy colouring an image' days.

Right, I need to go and clean my teeth...again!!! we have the dentists at 4:30pm today and I am determined to show her I looked after them good through chemo and rads!! ....I might get a sticker for being a good girl???!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 16 October 2017

Dogs in a boat...

Image- Dogs in a boat.
Papers- Beach Cottage from The Lovely Studio.
Morning everyone! 

I'm in with my Dream Team post of the week for you today and I couldn't resist those gorgeous sailing hounds,Dogs in a boat. Aren't they just sweethearts? awww that guy at the front with the lifesaver just makes me go awwwwwwwwww!!

They really didn't need anything else but them to make a sweet little card using those stunning  Beach Cottage from The Lovely Studio for someone but I did get the urge to glossy accent the sea I coloured for them to sail on!! 

So yesterday afternoon there was a disaster.....my faithful pooter died....sob sob...now this is not too awful because my gorgeous husband often backs my pooter up for me and he is also super techy so I've not lost anything important to me but it's still sad to say goodbye to the comfort of log ins known land!!! romfl...yes peeps, I will be that person quietly swearing as she tried to remember her passwords for everything instead of the pooter just knowing them!!!!  Luckily, I know most of them off by heart but there will no doubt be a few I totally don't know and the heaven that is bookmarks will be lost!!

We have ordered a new one from the catalogue that should be here in the next few days so for now it will be the small walk out to the garage to use Scott's super whizzy thing if I really need to!

Right, I had better get my bug bum into gear and get ready for the day. It's my mummy's birthday today so I need to pop her card and pressie over to her and school run and then it's some crafty indulgence for me. I'll be working on my Make it Crafty secret santa card. I'm so excited about that! I love to make little bits for people.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Ribbon Girl 'Use any image' October challenge....

Ribbon Girl goodies used.....
Diamante snowflake.
Morning everyone!

It's time for the October  '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 28th October.

First prize
 £10 voucher for LOTV
Second prize:
2nd Prize is this lovely collection of dies and embellishments from Marianne Designs 
Third Prize:
Your choice of 2 Christmas Mini Packs of 6x6 Papers from The Ribbon Girl.
I used the stunning Mini pack of 12 'Wonderland' papers, so I can definitely say you need to win those!! he he!!! They worked absolutely perfectly with the little Ricky Winter Light Wishes I wanted to use with those little bears making snow angels!! awwwww!!! and my oh my!! that .50mm Frozen glitter velvet ribbon swooooon!!! I absolutely love it. I can't even tell you how beautiful it is IRL. I finished it off with a little Natural button twine and the Diamante snowflake to finish it off.

I added a little woodware puffy stuff to the bottom of Rick's polar bears feet so he looks like he is trudging along through the snow! too cute!!

Right, that's enough Lou waffling on for today! I need to go and get my mum's birthday card all finished for tomorrow and a cuppa is definitely on the cards too!!! Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx