Monday, 18 September 2017

Sailor boy birthday......

Image- Sailor Boys set.


Hi everyone!

Its Monday morning BST so that means it's time for a Mo's Digital Pencil post as it's my Dream Team day to post.

For some reason I just fancied making a birthday card with one of the gorgeous little boys from the Sailor Boys set. I love this one from the set, his little boat is so sweet.I love the vintage feel and that gorgeous curly longer hair.

I glossy accented around the bottom of his little boat so it looked like water for the little boat to float on.

Today is my last radiotherapy session. It's gone so quickly! I made 4 yummy loaf cakes to take for the amazing team who have looked after me. I did a Banana bread, Lime and Coconut cake, Lemon Drizzle cake and a Dark Chocolate cake. I am hoping that covers all bases for what people like to nibble with their cup of tea!! he he!!! they look so scrummy!!


Scott and Mo put in a request for a Dark Chocolate one of their own so I baked them an extra one too! It was a big baking day!!

Scott has taken the day off to celebrate the end of radiotherapy with me. We are going to have a breakfast date once he has picked me up from the hospital! He has to drop me off early with Mo, then take Mo to school and then come back for me. I have been enjoying a wonderful walk down through our towns arboretum to Scott's work to pick up the car since Mo went back to school and I think I really shall miss that walk!

This week I am going to charge my fitbit back up I think and try and get myself back up to those 10,000 steps a day I was doing. I do so love a walk. 

Right, time to scoot! I need to get dressed and get myself off to that last session!!

Thank you for popping in, huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Hairy Monster.......


Image- Hairy Monster from MIC.
Hi everyone!

Yesterday it was my turn to post on the MIC inspiration blog. This month we've had a super fun task of CASE-ing our teamie Deborah's card. I loved that cute little monster so much!!

For my CASE-ing project I decided to take the challenge literally and use an old cookie cutter tin to make Mo a little halloweeen treat tin! It was so much fun! I used up the scraps of paper left from making my Ferris Wheel a couple of weeks ago.

I covered the tin first, sanding down the edges of my papers to make them fit the shape of the tin perfectly.Then I printed my lil monster dude out a few times. I paper pieced him up, oh boy do I love doing that! It's so much fun. I printed him out on the orange cardstock and coloured up his horns and a few of the cocktail bubbles.

Then I cut out his eye and cocktail glass on my white printed out one and coloured them up in a deliciously spooky green colour!! I popped his eye out on some hot glue for some extra dimension. It looks so fab!!


The sentiment is a retired MFT stamps set called Frightfully Fun. I love it, it's one of my favourite halloween sets ever, the sentiments are just so lovely. I stamped it in white and heat embossed it, then cut it out in a fishtail banner style.

I've had a wonderfully busy weekend. Yesterday we went and spent some time with Scott's mum,Dad and Nanna at the caravan and had a super fun lunch in the BBQ hut and today I have been busy baking yummy cakes for my amazing radiotherapy team for a thank you as its my last radiotherapy session tomorrow!! I can't believe how quickly it has gone!!

The men of the house decided they needed a cake too so I am just waiting on their dark chocolate loaf to bake now and then my poor oven can have a rest!!!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxxx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Mini and many friends shadow box fun......

 Image- Mini and Many friends from Tiddly Inks.
Papers- Crate Paper Farmhouse.
Morning all!!

I've been zapped for the day, had a nice womble in the chilly fresh air with my BF's dog and a nice cup of tea to warm up and now I've got some time to mooch around my blog and general internet mooching around while the washer does it's load! 

Radiotherapy is going well and I've completed the normal sessions and am onto my booster ones now. I am developing a wonderful sunburn kinda effect on mini boob and my armpit and it's a little sensitive but my radiographer review lady says it's looking really good so I'm ever so pleased. I have just 3 sessions left to go now until this bit is all done! wahoooooooooooo!!! then it will just be my ever so ouchy herceptin injection every 3 weeks until next April along with regular ECG's to check my heart.

So I can't stop playing with my Lawn Fawn shadow box die.It's seriously way too cute and a whole tonne of fun to play with and I have the perfect clear stamp set to go with it in my Tiddly Inks stash, Mini and many friends. She isn't available in rubber anymore but you can still get the digital version HERE, phew!!!
The stamp set is just perfectly sized for use in this little shadow box!! the hardest bit is deciding which cute stamps you are going to use from the set! I went with some of my favourites and then the sentiment from my Chloe and her friends stamp set (that's also retired but luckily available in digital format HERE.)

And the little way you can line them all up inside is so cute!! you can add as many of the little hills as you like but I've only ventured 2 lots so far!!
Well, I had better go and do some exploring and get myself some inspiration of what to make today. I am finding the quiet of Mo back at school and Scott back at work after months of company a bit strange! It's too quiet without the comforting hustle and bustle of their voices!! I need to get back into the swing of Lou-ness!!!

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Monday, 11 September 2017

Life is like a balloon........

 Hi everyone!

I'm finally back in blogland with a post for you today and I am sharing my make for the fabulous september challenge over on Mo's Digital Challenges facebook page. Last week got smooshed in Little Mo going back to school and rads appointments so I didn't get much crafty time at all.

Thursday was my first day all alone with no Mo or Scott since february and it felt strange!! I'll have to get back into the swing of that a bit I think, it's going to take some training for me but with some yummy crafty bits I'm sure I'll pootle back into Lou-ness in no time!!!

For my share today I used just the little Bronte flying off with her gorgeous balloon harness for a very special friend who is going through a very tough time. Bronte set off in an envelope on thursday so should soon be in her new home! the bottom part is a shaker with some lovely sequiny fun inside.

Here's some more deets about our september challenge! we'd love to see you join in!!



If you don't have the three-stamp set "Life is Like a Balloon" already, here's a coupon code for 30% off so you can grab it! The code is UPANDAWAY.

Thank you for popping in! hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Make Lemonade...

Image- Make Lemonade.
Morning all!! 

Its time for a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and this month it's one of my absolute favourites.....our theme this month is...

Anything Goes!!

 So let your creativity flow with any of your Tiddly Inks images!!

 (**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 use my super cute little Make Lemonade image. She comes with the best sentiment ever and it's too sassy not to just make a card with it in mind!!! I really enjoyed sitting and making my card. Those gorgeous just kind of stepping into autumn colours of my papers and the layers and tearing was just sop relaxing and fun.

Her pitcher, lemons and sunglasses are all glossy accented but as always....I am an epic fail on the taking a photo of that effect-ness!! bwah ha ha ha!!!

Right, I need to stop waffling on. Rads is a 8am and it's the last day of the holidays for my little guy before he returns to school tomorrow.



Monday, 4 September 2017

Sticky........

Image- Sticky.
Morning everyone!

I'm in for you today with a little bit of a christmassy creation! I am totally blaming my christmas obsession at the minute on our gorgeous Elin who posted a picture of one of her WIP's the other day and got me feeling all festive!!!

But its ok, because Sticky came to the rescue when he plopped out of my printer and made me smile the whole way through colouring him! My friends little boy is teething right now so I tried to give sticky that kind of blotchy ouchy cheek look as he chomps down on that candy cane to get those teeth through!!!

My radiotherapy is a late one today at 11:30am! I am used to being there quite early so I've got that 'mmmm, I've forgotten something feeling' at the minute!! so I'm just having a little bloggy womble while I am waiting for my omeprazole tablet to settle in so I can have some breakfast....it sounds like their is a fully awoken after hibernation bear in my tummy right now!! he he!! 

Yesterday Scott took us to Meadowhall for an almost back to school treat for Mo. He had a £10 build a bear voucher to spend and some Lego store pennies so off we went. We had the most wonderful day just looking around, Mo chose some super fun Lego. He got the halloween set,a new car and a little rocket racoon lego dude keyring.Some sweeties from the amarican sweet shop they have in there just topped his day off, he was on cloud 9 bless him.

I spent some pennies in Lush. The young lady who helped me was completely amazing. I was so sorry not to catch her name but she had a beautiful blue columella piercing and long brown curly hair. I needed some advice on some products to help my scalp get back into a good place for growing my hair well. She helped me to find a beautiful shampoo bar. Then it was onto finding something to help me relax more at night as I continue with my recently started radiotherapy and she showed me 'Sleepy' which smells just fabulous. Mo was most happy to hear her advice on the Eskimo bubble bar he loved as he normally gets a bath bomb but loved the look of the Eskimo bubble bar!! He's most looking forward to using it later as we were too sleepy to use it last night!!.She very kindly sorted out a sample of 'Roots' treatment too and a beautiful surprise of a soft couer massage bar. I cannot put into words how special this all felt to me, what a wonderful member of staff they have in her.

Right, I can calm the bear no longer!! it neeeeeeeeeeds toast and honey!!!Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx