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 ...

Sparkle!

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

Elphaba.......

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!!
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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