Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Tin Man.........

Image- The Tin Man.

Hi everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop and this time its a 'Hearts' theme.

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 couldn't resist a little wizard of oz feeling for mine, after all, what's more important than getting a heart?!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Heart You.........

Image- Heart you.
Papers- old Mo Manning freebie!!
Hi everyone!!

Every week I sit and spend some time over the weekend making my Dream Team DT make for a monday and almost every week I totally cannot wait to share it so it ends up here on my blog because I just LOVE it!!!! he he he!!! and of course, this weeks make was no exception! I mean..just how cute is this image????!!!!!

And this year I have promised myself to get back into blogging properly, popping in to say hello to people and entering challenges and so here is my first challenge entry of the year for The Ribbon Girl challenge which is use any image.

Today we have had a kind of easy day in the Daubney house. We have woofer walked, had a Draughts tournament, Mo has got all of homework done and I've got a couple of loads of washing done. They all sound like mundane things but it's been alovely chilling kinda day...which is good...because Mo got up at 3am and is now as grumpy as his butt on a hot metal slide!!!!! I see a lovely relaxing bath in his very near future!! bwah ha ha ha ha!!!

Right, I am off to run that bath and then tonight I have some Tiddly Inks time scheduled just for me before Sherlock comes on. Oh how I love that program! I will wait so impatiently for the next series to start!!! lol!!!!

Huge hugs for you all, Lou xxxx

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Flying Crayons.......

Image- Flying Crayons.
Hi everyone!  

I'm popping in while the house is in a state of 'shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh'! Little Mo has gone off with Daddy to post some parcels and I am doing that thing where you make a cup of tea and eat 2 tesco oaty dunkers without someone small saying 'Can I have a bit? Can I dip mine in your tea? I won't let it go soggy and drop off in there (...and it always does!! lol!!!).

I've spent the last couple of months deep in thought with the old crafty stuff. I am very much the 'hobby cardmaker' kinda chick. I just love it that way. Just making what you fancy with the stuff you love, it makes me 'tick' creatively and keeps my crafty Lou clock always going, (it doesn't get out of time or have worn out cogs that way!!!) So on friday night after Mo had gone to bed (...and I had woken up and peeled myself of the pillow next to him where I had zonked out too...!!) I got busy with a make using Flying Crayons

She is such a little poppet, I adore her stripey little socks and her little heart picture, it's sooooo cute!! I made up a little sentiment to go with her and turned it's strip into a little scroll that is fluttering away in the breeze whilst she flies off with her crayons. I went for a one layer CAS card after seeing the latest MFT sketch, it's such a lovely sketch I think I will use it quite a bit!

Right, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh time over! the men of the house are back and I have meatballs to get in the oven for tea! ooooooooh yummers!! made the sauce base earlier and its been cooking away slowly in the oven and smells soooo nice!! so it's just a case of dunking the little meatballs in and letting them suck up the goodness for another 40 mins now!!

Huge hugs for you all,Thank you so much for popping in, Lou xxx

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Bronte Kisses...

Image- Bronte Kisses.

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!! 

I've had so many dear friends loose their gorgeous pawsy companions this christmas that I just had to go with Bronte Kisses to let them know I am thinking of them all so much.

So, don't forget! the challenge is........

 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!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Dodi, Jerry and Mags.......

 Images-  Dodi.  Jerry.  Mags.
Hi everyone!

I cannot tell you how excited I was when the delicious new goblins,Dodi, Jerry and Mags arrived in the shop this week. I had to snap them all up to make another of those awesome Book Box cards Becky has me hooked on right now!! They were just perfect for some uber fun!!

Labyrinth is my all time favorite film so some gorgeous goblins was a dream come true for me and I put on the film soundtrack and happily coloured along while singing away ( my poor neighbours.....!!!)

Here's a couple more piccies.....

Yup....another one of those Lou makes it but it's really hard to get a picture taken of it kinda makes right there!! lol!!! Here's another go at getting a piccy of inside....

Aren't they just all so gorgeous?!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeep! I LOVE them!! 

Right, I am off to soak up some gorgeous hubby and son time now. I have so adored every minute of the holidays even if we have all been poorly!! the time has zoomed past though. I know I am greedy and would quite happily steal these 2 away forever!!

Huge hugs for you all, Lou xxx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

The boy and his dog.........

Image- The boy and his dog by Heather Ellis.
Sentiment- PI Woof You clear stamp set.
Papers- MME Happy Day.
Hi everyone!

oooh it's been so cold and rainy today! Scott and Mo had some disney infinity playing time so I decided to have some mummy time!! I printed out one of my absolute faves from Heather Ellis,The boy and his dog. He wasn't sitting in Heather's Etsy shop this morning when I went to find him to link you all in, but don't worry!! I messaged Heather and wahhooooooooooooo!!!!!!! she added him to the shop so you can all go get him now!! he he! there are a whole tonne of other uber cuties in there too so don't miss popping in.

Now, this cutie is a golden oldie I know but I bought him a looooong time ago because he reminded me so much of my little mo and our gorgeous first dog, Zak. Sadly Zak went over the rainbow bridge not long after I got this image but he is still perfect for our furball prince and princess we have now.

I wanted to get a start on my valentines makes for Mo and Scott and of course, the mini guy came first!! lol!! I used the sentiment from one of Heather clear stamp sets for MFT to go at the bottom and gave the boy a little heart house to hold onto like a little lantern (........yup, christmas colours and lanterny feelings are still hard to let go of right now!!!!). And yup, they are Dasher and Poppy's chew sticks in the piccy and Dasher is still sat at my feet waiting for them!!!

Right, I am going to get off to bed now. I am so full from eating bad stuff so I am going to wish to the diet fairy before I go to sleep too!! 

Huge hugs and love, Lou xxxx

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

me time with my magnolia's...........

 Book Box tutorial by Becky.
Stamps- Welcome to a lovely home.
Summer flower Tilda mini stamp.
A gift from the heart sentiment.
Dies- Doo Hickey Volume 5.
Lovely Fence.
Scalloped stitch lace.
Paper- Magnolia Pink magic bubbles.
Hi everyone!

Oh I needed me some me time today.You all know that sort of time I mean don't you? that 'just for me to make nothing in particular and blooming well enjoy it' kinda time!!

And luckily for me, my gorgeous friend,Becky, had made a tutorial for something I just couldn't resist......a bit of time with my Magnolia stuff!!!!

I just pulled out all my magnolia yummies for this one and delved through them until I had a pile of bits I wanted!! he he!! ooooh it was so much fun!! A lot of my magnolia bits are the older bits but I just adore them.

 I am absolutely in love with the mini stamps (....hard to find but I absolutely adore them to pieces!!!) and the magnolia scenery stamps are just magical. There is nothing on this card that isn't magnolia apart from the kraft cardstock base!! lol!!
I paper pieced my lil fairies dress and boots so she matched the paper of the frame. I do love a bit of fussy cutting ( thank the lord for my stampin up scissors!!!!!!!!!!).

So that's me for today! Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Monday, 26 December 2016

Jack waiting........

Image- Jack Waiting.

OOooooooooooooh I am so late with my Dream Team DT post today!! but I have been so enjoying spending time with my gorgeous hubby and son that I forgot to schedule up...but do you know what..that's just right for christmas!! he he!

This is a special card I made just for my little guy with the new Re-do of  Jack Waiting. The awesome new .png window meant that I could add a little santa and reindeer by merging them into the sky! wahoooooooooooooo!! of course, what you can merge into the sky is just an open boat of amazing possibilities but I knew what I needed for mine.

The little silver bell on the red ribbon at the top is because my special little boy still believes, despite people telling him at school that santa wasn't real. I blooming love that he had the strength to let them know what he believed and not be swayed by loosing the magic.

Hope you are all having a truly wonderful holiday period. I have really relaxed this year which was so very much needed and its been so lovely. I have made a scrummy lasagne for lunch and have a pavlova base cooking away in the oven for later....yummy!!! that won't last long!!! 

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2016


Hi everyone!!

Its that exciting time of the month again for a Mo's Dream Team blog hop and this time its a 'Snow' theme picked by our lovely Hellen.

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!!!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Star of wonder, star of light.......

Image- Ewe and me from Tiddly Inks.
Morning everyone!

Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and it's our last one of the year!!!

the Tiddly Inkers want you to get.....

A very merry christmas!!

 So think festive colour themes, festive Tiddly images, oh Tiddly peeps, you know what I mean..
Just oodles of Merry Christmas makes!!!

 (**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 Ewe and me for my make. It's such a cute image (...and I am totally making this card again with 'Baaaaaaaaaaaa of wonder, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa of light' when my little guy isn't around to watch and tell me I can't put Baaaaaaaaaaa instead of star because it's Jesus's star!!!!)

Right got to dash! I have fluffy thing one and fluffy thing 2 at the vets first thing today, then I have tys to walk, some bits to drop off to Scott at work, Mo at panto with school so finishing a bit later, plumber coming to take out old cooker so Scott can put new one into tonight..along with the worktop and It's going to be a swoooosh and it's gone, keep up girl kinda day!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xx