Sunday, 15 July 2012

Tilda card for the 'Green Swap'

This is one I made a while ago for a swap at CraftyUs

I would like to anter it into the following Challenge

Crafty Creations Challenges #178 = Free For All

Addicted To Stamps Challenge #34
= Card for someone Special

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge # 47
= Anything Goes

TotallyPaperCrafts Challenge # 125
= Lots Of Layers

Thank You all for visiting
Crafty Hugs
Lou x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

I made a card at Last - My Boy by Crafters Companion

Thank You all for my lovely get well messages, every one really means a lot to me and encourages me to get crafting again.

This is the super cute stamp from Crafters Companion, The Strawberry Kisses range called My Boy, I've kept it very clean and simple and coloured with copics.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

That Craft Place
= Anything Goes

Just Some Lines = Let's Keep It Clean and Simple

Celebrate The Occasion #70 = Happy Birthday

Thank You for looking
Hugs Lou x

Monday, 11 June 2012


I do hope you are all still there, I have had a horrible month health wise and haven't managed much crafting at all but slowly getting back into the swing of things and have even managed to visit a few of my favourite blogs - Each and every one of you gives me the inspiration to keep going I love looking at your creations, anyway enough 'waffling' from me, just wanted to say Hi and bare with me I will be back!!! Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Best Fishes Dad Card

Afternoon Everyone, I'm slowly getting back into crafting (well I have made 2 cards and some ATC's woohoo! lol) The baby blanket is slowly growing too.
Today I have another masculine card to share with you all, this is another of my favourite stamps that I could use time and time again, 'Best Fishes' from Funky Kits 
(Sorry for the yukky picture, this is actually a Easel card but I cut of the bottom bit so have had to crop it so it just shows the top!!!)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 215 - One For the Boys

Dude Time Doodles May's First Wednesday Challenge - Its Sports Day

Fab 'N' Funky Challenge # 119 - Celebrating Male-'ness'!

Ooh La La Creations Challenge # 104 - Make It Manly

Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Masculine

Here Come The Boys Challenge # 26 -  Hobbies

The Craft Place Challenge - One For The Boys

Crafty Card Makers Challenge # 67 - For The Boys

Thank you for visiting me and for all your lovely comments. See You all soon Hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

What happened to April???

Well where did April go? I can't believe it was the 1st of April last time that I blogged, I'm sorry I haven't even managed to visit many of you either, I have been quite poorly and haven't done any crafting at all. I am crocheting a baby blanket ready for the new arrival of a nephew due in July, just a plain blue and cream one, I took this picture last week.

(Very difficult to make it look interesting lol) But this is needs to be about 10 times as big so I better keep going!

And I did  make a very quick and simple card using my first Bugaboo Digi image for my father in-law's birthday, this is GUS and he is super quick and easy to colour and my FIL loved it.

Hubby has cooked tea so I better get moving,  bye for now see you all soon
Hugs Lou x

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Thank You Card

Pinch, Punch first of the month - can you believe it is April 2012 - this year is flying by!
A very quick post today and a super quick tiny shaped Thank You card, I use this little stamp soooo much, it was a freebie with a magazine ages ago, but it is just perfect for little notes or cards.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

Secret Crafter Challenge # 179 = A Shaped Card

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge # 9 = Fancy Folds

Celebrate The Occasion Challenge # 56 = Thank You

Thank You all for visiting and for your lovely comments, it really does make my day, I am sorry I haven't managed to visit so many of you this week so I must do better!
Hugs Lou xxx

edited to add: ARGHHHHH managed to visit a few of you, but I keep getting an error message so I can't leave comments, will have to try again later xxxxx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Another Mothers Day Card

Its that lovely Teddy For Mum stamp from Lili of The Valley, again! (Go check out the new stamps they are soooo cute!) No New makes from me, this week, I have done a little crafting, but I can't share what I have been doing just yet - So I thought I would show you The Mothers Day card I made for my Mum.

The round Mothers Day sentiment came free with a magazine, so I based my card on that! The bear is coloured using copics but I used Spectrum Noirs to colour the Mum Balloon & flowers. I was keen to try the Spectrum Noirs as I have read so many great reports and seen them on Create & Craft TV, so ordered a set of RED'S, I find reds one of the hardest colour combos to blend so I thought if I can do reds using the spectrum Noirs then I will be able to use the rest of them, well as you can see I did manage to blend them and for the price they are very good, however I found the shape of the pens difficult to hold, and I did not like the nib at all, - Just my humble opinion, but I will be sticking to Copics and Pro-markers.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge = Anything Goes

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge # 39 = Anything Goes

Divas By Design Challenge # 28 = Stamp Something

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 50
= Stamp It.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge = Anything Goes

Lollipop Crafts Challenge # 73 March Anything Goes

Moving Along With The Times Challenge # 142
= Cute 'N' Cuddly

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge # 37
= Anything Goes

Thank You so much for visiting
Hugs Lou x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

My First Digi Image from KennyK

Last week I purchased my very first Digi Images - from choosing just a few to buy was really difficult but from the minute I saw him, I knew Handyman would be in my basket.
I have coloured him in using pro-markers and copics and have used DP from K&Co Hopscotch 6x6 and BasicGrey Lime Rickey 6x6 and the sketch is one i have a copy of in my sketch book that was featured on The Sketch 'N' Stash Blog ages ago!

I have been holding out from buying digi images because I love the actual process of inking up a stamp and creating the image, and Also I have a fairly cheap printer made by Kodak (when you have 2 teenagers doing A-levels & GCSE's you use lots of ink, so you need it to be cheap) so, I was a bit worried the ink would smudge however but I was really surprised I printed direct onto Neenah Card stock (which does bleed a bit when using alcohol pens) I used the draft quality setting and left it to dry over night. He was great fun to colour and I am really looking forward to making cards out of the other images i purchased

Markers Used: Soft Peach & Peach, Sunflower & Gold, Cinnamon & Caramel Pro-markers
C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, E000, E00, E11, R20, E34 & E35 Copics

I would like to enter this card into the following 4 challenges:

Here Come The Boys Challenge # 23 = Use a DIY Image or Embellishment

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge = One For the Boys

Crafting When We Can Challenge # 14
= One For The Boys

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 49
= Lets Get Digital (digital images only)

Thank You for visiting and for leaving me such lovely comments.
Lou xx

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mothers Day Weekend A Birthday Card & some challenges

Hello Everyone,

Another quiet week in the craft room not many actual cards finished but I have been practising colouring, and have a few images that I am fairly happy with :-) that will hopefully make it onto finished cards one day!

I am trying hard to work through some of the hundreds of 6x6 papers I have and make use of all my old stamps, I am not doing to bad although I have bought a few new stamps, I have only purchased one paper pad since December, however I slipped again this week and purchased my very first Digi stamps, I am really looking forward to playing with them, I haven’t had chance yet as my Son is home from uni for the weekend J so I have had to pack the craft stuff away! I don’t mind it is wonderful having both my children at home. ‘Enough Waffling’!!!

Onto Today’s card, it is another pink and girly one using an older Tilda stamp and a 6x6 papermania pad call Scrumptious. Used a peeloff for the sentiment ( I am going to ‘have’ to invest in some sentiment stamps soon! )

I would like to enter this card into the following 8 challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge # 50 = Song Title – “Happy Birthday”

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge # 36 = Pink & Girly

Crafty Ribbons Challenge # 15 = Birthdays

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 208 = Happy Birthday

Crafts and Me Challenge # 75 = Lets See Circles

The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge = Let's Celebrate "Birthdays"

Dutch Dare Card Challenge #156 = Dots & Stripes + a maximum of 8 combined challenges (I hope that the dots on her bow & the hearts on the brown dots will be enough for this to meet the rules if not "I apologise")

Just Inspirational Challenges Week 20 = Photo Inspiration

Thank You for coming to visit, and a


To all the wonderful 'Mums' out there, Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Hugs Lou x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mums The Word

Sorry pictures are so yukky!
This was originally much bigger but i messed up layers and it had very wonky lines so I cut it down and then i added flowersoft to the purple flowers which i regretted - But i didn't want to waste the card and image, and Mum liked it. I'm putting it on here to remind me not to try to make cards when i have had to take oramorph pain medicine !!!!! Hope you are all well and enjoying your week whatever you are doing, I'm not so great again! and not managing to comment on all the blogs i love, but I'm still visiting you and drooling over all your wonderful creations.
Image before i added t!he flowersoft!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad Challenge # 161
= Mums The Word (Go check out the newly released lovely new Images)

Craft Your Days Away Challenge # 40 = Mothers Day

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 48
= Mums The Word - Gave this to My Mum!

Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments.
Lou xx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

Hello Everyone

Here is a card I made for my Mother In-law’s Birthday:

It is A4 white card folded in half and I have used Papermania 8x8 Rose Garden BP, a lovely Mum stamp from Lily Of The Valley, the Daffodils are a bunch of silk flowers from the Poundshop, and I have just cut of the flower heads and tried to make the backs as flat as possible and used a hot glue gun and stick them to the card and added some punched fern leaves. The sentiment was made on the computer and pearls where found in my stash, I followed a sketch that the brilliant Von made for our craft group on YUKU. I have decoupaged the MUM balloons and coloured the image with copics

R81, R83, R85, E33, E35, E50, E51, R20, B91, B93, C0

I would like to enter this card into these 10 challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Bears

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge: Pink & Girly

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: Mums The Word (The Papermania design papers are well over 1 year old& the daffs are also over 6months old)

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #109
: Think Spring, Lets see some 'Flowers'

Make My Monday week 39: Spring Flowers

The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE138: Lets See those Layers (at least 3) 2nd Entry (I couldn't see if you could enter more then once if not then please accept my appologise)

Dream Valley Challenges #27: Mothers Day/Female Themed Creation (2nd Entry)

Polka Doodles Week 9: PolkaDots or Stripes or Both (max 10 Challenges)

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #144: Mothers Day

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 206
: Signs Of Spring (2nd Entry)

Thank you all for visiting me and leaving me such lovely comments every one means so much and is encouraging me to keep crafting even when I feel yuk.

Hugs Lou x

Monday, 5 March 2012

Daisy - Spring Has Sprung Card

Hello Everyone, Thank you for all your kind comments and messages, I feel a little better, still quite wiped out but slowly getting back on my feet.
I also want to say a HUGE WELCOME and HELLO to my new followers, I can’t tell you what it means to me to read your comments.

Anyway onto today’s card, using one of my favourite stamps (again) Daisy from Funky Kits, made using Back to Basics papers and coloured with Pro-markers, and chalks, I have also made a flower arrangement (my first ever) using Mulberry Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts – some people can make these look wonderful on cards so I bought a few ages ago, and have used the odd one here and there, but never done an arrangement but thought I would give it a go, I think I still prefer my plain and simple cards but maybe will use some of these on special cards that I make boxes for as they make the cards very 3D. (the flowers are more purple then they look). This colour combo makes me think of Purple Crocuses, which I love because once I start seeing them on the grass verge at the side of the roads I know spring is on its way!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Make It Monday #79 = Anything Goes

Pollycraft Monday # 130 = Spring Has Sprung

The Pink Elephant # TBE138 = Lets See Those Layers (must have at least 3 layers)

Totally Stampalicious = Spring Is In The Air

Dream Valley Challenges #27 = Mothers Day / Female Card

Lets Ink It Up # 21 = (No Digi Images) Show us Your Flowers

That Craft Place Challenge Blog (Relaunch) = Anything Goes

The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan #14 = Colour Green +/or Lucky

Catch The Bug = March Anything Goes

Crafty Emmas Store Challenge # 75 = Flowers

Card makin Mamas Challenge #40 = Lets See Some Green and Must have a coloured image

The Stamp Man Challenge = Colours of Spring / Easter

Crafters Companion Challenge #22
= Spring

Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge
= Spring is in The Air

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #4
= Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 206 = Signs Of Spring

Delightful Challenges = Spring Colours

Simon Says Stamp Challenge = Anything Goes

Thank You for looking and for taking the time to leave me comments.

Hugs Lou x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

No crafting No commenting!!!

Sorry not much crafting done this week, and have not done hardly any commenting either - I've had a bad few days, hopefully I will get chance to visit over the weekend and maybe I will manage some crafting too, Hope you all having a good week. Happy Crafting Lou x

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WOYWW # 143, A Card and Toby Tortoise's life Story

Morning everyone,

How is your week going? Very fast like mine??? Lots to say today so onto photos

This was my desk Tuesday night before I put away all my toys ready for next time I am able to play! Not much on there a few new bits of stash, some cheap Kanban stamps I got from hobbycraft, love a bargain! In the little red basket on the marker storage is lots of pre-coloured images, in the small plastic pots on the right is some computer printed sentiments cut out ready to use and the other pot has some bits and pieces of craft knives (new blades etc..) at the back you will see my copic marker list, all the normal things that stay on my desk all the time, ruler, glue, more pens. A few x-cut punches (these are little flower shapes), tissues and laptop, next to me is a small table with my bigshot on, all the different spellbinder dies i used and a million different flowers that i spent over an hour placing onto the card, moving them about and then taking them of again and then didn't use any on the card I made following the sketch over at A Gem of a Challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Gem of A Challenge # 40 = Sketch

Items used (made a list and didn’t lose it yeahhhh lol its still on my desk along with the sketch!)

15 x 15 cm white card & white flower ribbon from stash/

Papermania Capsule DP (DoCrafts) Blueberry Pie

Copics, E13, E0, E00, E000 R20. B91, B93, B95, C0, C1, C2, C3,C5 C7

Stamp = Magnolia, Tilda with bow and a computer made sentiment.

Please check out The Stamping Ground and visit our great hostess Julia for details on how you can join in and share your mess/desk/floor/ table work area! and look around lots & lots of other crafters areas getting lots of inspiration, you get to see the most amazing art creations and many different kinds of craft and of course you get to meet some amazing people so give it a go but beware its addictive!

Now on to the story of Toby, I showed you a piccy of our tortoise a couple of weeks ago and lots of you asked questions about him and his obsession with mens boots!– No tortoise was harmed in the making of this and he is very happy and thriving! lol

Toby was given to us about 11 years ago, when his owners moved overseas, he came to us with a couple of toes missing but otherwise in good health, and we were told he was about 11 years old, at the time and we were also told he was house trained (how can you possibly house train a tortoise right!) and given instruction on what he liked to eat and drink.

So he settled in very well and lived in the house with us, Never in a tank, he can wander around (we have a stair gate so he cannot fall down any stairs) he has to have a large shallow dish filled with water that he likes to get in and bath and drink and yes poop whenever he wants and we were told he lived on a diet of soft fruit and salad vegetables, It was spring when he came to us and on warmer days we would take him into the garden, he loved stomping about the patio, hiding in the ornamental grasses, eating the strawberries that would hang over the edges of the plant pots and sitting on the edge on the edge of the bubbling water feature, (as well as getting into his own water).

One day we put him onto the grass (the grass area was not enclosed/safe so we had to keep a close eye on him), and well he started doing a funny little dance thing, we all watched with amazement as he went round and round in circles stomping his little feet it was a tortoise version of river dance! It felt like he had a purpose, and then he started using his front legs to dig!!

I had to find out what he was doing and why, I researched how he lived in the wild and I found out Toby isn’t an everyday/normal pet tortoise, (which are generally Horsfield or Hermann) he is called a 3 Toed Box Turtle he can close both ends tight, so predators cannot get him, I have no idea where his previous owners got him from but we found out he needs lots of special care, so did lots more research and spoke to ‘Tortoise specialists’ and his diet in the wild would have been worms and slugs. Toby was dancing on the grass so that the worms would think it was raining and come to the surface, well we had to help out and make him as happy as possible so tried digging for worms, we tried all kinds of things, getting hints and tips from any where we could, do you know there is worm ‘charming’ competitions! I know! I had never heard of such a thing, but its true. But worms are very hard to catch! So we started buying them, for him from the fishing tackle shop and he loves them! And now has a very good diet of earth worms and soft fruit, (the occasional slug), He soon began to thrive and his skin and eyes glowed and he was/is very active, very fast and he loves climbing, he had put on weight, he is a member of the family. He doesn’t hibernate as such because he is small he can’t eat enough to see him right through winter, but he will sleep for around about month/6 weeks during winter. He has a little cardboard house lined with felt, in the corner with a ‘proper’ heat mat for the colder months.

A couple of years went by and then he reached puberty!!! One day we came home to find he was ‘mating with my hubby’s boots that had been left in the kitchen, (Shocked or what!!!) he soon became obsessed with boots and men’s shoes and will chase around the room trying to ‘mate’ with your shoes, and can be a right nuisance and it can be very embarrassing, (try explaining to a 5 year old why Toby wants to play with Daddy’s shoes) he will try to ‘mount any shoe he finds attractive, he will stay there for hours if we let him, so no shoes allowed in the house. However occasionally when hubby forgets and leaves his boots on after being in garden or if he leaves them in the kitchen, this is what happens:

(Now for the serous bit – 3 toed tortoises are difficult to look after, you have to give them lots of care and a wide, careful variety of food, he has to have the correct living environment and are not really meant to be pets, We care for him very much and have spoken to specialists and continue to keep his conditions as perfect as we can, he is a good weight and very healthy, but I would not recommend anyone keeping tortoises for pets, they look very cute but need special care and can be expensive for equipment, vet bills, when he first came to us he did not have the correct diet and the vets think that could be why he lost some of his toes)

Hope you enjoyed looking round my desk and sharing the story of Toby - sorry for such a long post!

Have a great WOYWW. Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Rudolph Day Cards

I thought Rudolph Day was a brilliant idea, the 25th of each month named after the Red nosed reindeer, so that when December comes we are prepared and have some of our Christmas cards made, Sandra from Stamping For Pleasure came up with this and has a linky on her blog for us all to add our cards too and join in. So pop on over and have a peek.
I was determined to join in this month and I managed to get 2 Christmas, both the same but its 2 of my huge long list, very simple using one of my favourite Christmas stamps from Sugar Nellie Snow Family

12cmx12cm. card stock, image Coloured with Pro-markers with some glitter and stickles, a snowflake punch and a few little pearls and 2 done 150+ to go
Thanks for the inspiration and 'nudge' to join in Sandra
Hope you all have a lovely Saturday
Lou x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A card for some Challenges, but ....

...No WOYWW, this week, not well enough to spend much time on the laptop at the moment so decided not to join in with this weeks WOYWW, over at The Stamping Ground, but hopefully later in the week I will be able to pop around a few desks and have a nosey. If you like looking at crafty creations and where they are made check out Julia's blog for details.

Anyway onto my card I made this card following the sketch over at Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog

I would like to enter this card into these Challenges:

Sketch Saturday #195 = Sketch

Allsorts Challenge # 142 = Anything Goes

Crafts and Me Challenge # 72 = Shades Of Spring

The Crazy Challenge # 107 = Use a Die or a Punch (I used a Martha Stuart Punch across the card behind Tilda)

Thanks for looking
Lou xx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Now for something completely different !

Hello Everyone, Have you had a good weekend? I was well enough to play so made a card!!

In my Yuku craft group a couple of weeks ago we had a die-cut swap and my partner was Becky, Becky sent me an amazing parcel of die-cuts. Lots of Tim Holtz die-cuts, bird cages and keys and lots of lovely stuff.

Because the die-cuts were so different to any I have or have ever used, I decided that over the weekend I must make a card using them. I have never made anything like this before and it is so different to ‘my style’ of card-making, but I must admit I had fun making it, using all the different techniques and getting covered in ink, it is far from perfect and I have lots to learn, but Thank you Becky for broadening my mind and stretching my imagination. Its a shame the photo doesn't show, but it all sparkles, the cage, key and lock are a metallic gold & silver and the flowers have been sprayed with glimmer mists, the ribbon is wonky but just ignore that bit lol! It does look better IRL.

However, even though I had lots of fun, I think I will stick to cute!!!!

I Found a few challenges this card follows the rules for so I would like to enter this into these challenges:

CARD CRAFTERS CIRCLE Challenge #10 = Use Die-cuts or Punches

CRAFTS FOR ETERNITY Challenge Recipe # 59 = Lock & Key

Edited to add:
Picked for 0ne of the Top 3 over at Crafts For Eternity - Thank you soooo much

Thanks for looking, Hope you are all well. Lou xxx

Friday, 17 February 2012

Tight Lines, Fishing Card

I have lots of 'fishermen' in my family, so this little fishing bear by Personal Impressions is one I use a lot. Its an older clear set that has a footballer, cricketer and golfer bears too. I have used Watercolour Pencils, and chalk, to colour this one and used K & Co 6x6 DP Hopscotch which is also another favourite that I use for men’s/boys cards.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 106 = Boys or Masculine

Creative Card Crew Challenge #4 = Masculine (2nd Entry)

Crafty Creations Challenge # 157 = Warm & Cuddly Teddy Bears

Do You Stack Up Challenge # 59 = Layers

Thanks for Looking,

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday # 141 Plus a Challenge Card

Whats On Your WorkDesk Wednesday # 141

Edited - Sorry WOYWW visitors I have been at #91 all day just finished going round leaving comments on desks saying i am #91 to pop back and find I am now at #89 How does that happen??? Sorry if i have confused you.

Good morning All, and welcome to my desk today, every Wednesday Julia From The Stamping Ground hosts the biggest blog hop ever! (Probably!!) Go check it out over HERE. I am sorry I didn’t even make it around half the desks last week and was still ‘snooping’ on Saturday. I will try harder this week. Thank You all so much for the leaving lovely comments last week.

So onto my desk:

Not much of interest really – All the usual essential tools, tissues and babywipes and Laptop!!!! I have been trying to make a small dent in my scrap card box, so have been making cards with no backing papers, no cute pictures, no embellishments, just scrap card and a little Papermania Stamp, (I know its a tough one!!!).

And I haven’t even got any new storage idea’s to share this week either. So a quick WOYWW and a quick peek of the finished card.

Hope you all have a great week, Take Care


I would like to enter this card into theses Challenges:

Creative Card Crew Challenge # 4 – Must be Masculine

Die Cutting Diva’s Challenge # 52 – Pick at Least 2 Colours Red, White, Black Or Pink & Must Use Die Cuts (the squares are cut with nesties)

Saasy Cheryls Digi Stamp Challenge # 102 – No designer papers!

Use It Up Tuesday Challenge # 25 Its A Birthday Party Must be A Birthday Theme and Must use old stash! My scrap Card is at least 1 year old perhaps 2 or 3 years old! and My Embossing folder is years old one of the first i ever got, Use It Up Tuesdays Are celebrating their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a fabulous Blog Hop, pop along a hop with them!!!

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge # 36 – Make A Happy Birthday Card

Simon Says Stamp and Show – Anything Goes

Stamps R Us – (Last Challenge ) Anything Goes

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge # 33 Super Scraps Saturday – Must Use Scraps!

Waste Not Wednesdays #7

Also over at Lisa's Blog WISHCRAFT she is doing a little challenge to use up Neglected Stash, well let her tell you more about it HERE It is called Waste Not Wednesday and as i have used my scraps on this card and it is Wednesday, i could enter under the new rules ! Yeahhhhh

And last but not least I have been sharing Photos of my pets with you each week, So far, we have had Ellie our Pooch, Fluff, Butternut and Pumpkin our cats and This is Toby, this was taken in the summer when he was up and about, he lives in the house with us and during the summer we take him into the garden during the day, he eats Worms and soft fruit and has 'a thing' for men's shoes, (but that's a story for another day!) Have a great week everyone

Monday, 13 February 2012

Win A complete Set of Flexmarkers At 'Going Buggy'

Good Morning All, would you like the chance to win A COMPLETE SET OF FLEXMARKERS,

One of the blogs I visit regularly is offering a brilliant chance to win, A Complete set of Flexmarkers, Now as I have already mentioned I won’t follow a blog just for candy, I have to love the creations that are made by the person offering it, well I already follow Enfys’s blog Going Buggy’, and would recommend her blog to anyone, she makes the most amazing flowers out of craftwork card candy, but I must say her blog is such a pleasure to visit it is beautiful, very clear and easy to read, lots of tutorials and of course her wonderful creations.

So anyway enough ‘waffling’ go check out this brilliant blog and follow the rules to have a chance to win this brilliant prize.

I Hope you don't mind me sharing this with you. Hope you all had a great weekend.
Lou x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Mimosa With Hat Card, And Hello New Friends

Good Morning Everyone

A HUGE HELLO, welcome and Thank you, to my new followers I can’t believe (neither can Hubby!) That I have 40 followers.

THANK YOU to you all, for taking the time to leave me such wonderful comments, encouragement and support, As you all know I have ME and various other medical problems, (some days I am unable to use my laptop, sitting in an upright position is sometimes impossible) So I find it really difficult to get round to all of your blogs and leave comments, I try to visit you all and leave you comments, but not nearly as much as I would like to and I am really sorry about this, I would love to be able to visit you all daily and leave comments but this is not possible and I hope that you understand.

I cannot Thank you enough for the kind comments you leave me, I read every single one and it means an awful lot to me..

Enough ‘waffling’ , here’s my card with the lovely new stamp, (another image that I coloured the other day!) Bildmalarna, Mimosa with Hat

(I can't find my list with the details of what copics i used or BP, if I find it I will edit this post! Sorry!) The doily is a ‘proper’ paper doily, you can get 60 in the £1 shop and the smallest size is perfect for a 6x6 card, they are very delicate, so had to brush the ink pad over gently, but it adds some texture and I quite liked the look.The bench is an image i coloured months ago I believe it is a Magnolia Bench!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:


CRAFT US CRAZY # 20 = Anything Goes


SEW MANY CARDS Challenge # 80 = Birthday (I haven't added a birthday sentiment but it will be a Birthday card, Promise!)

THE CRAFTY PAD Challenge # 157 = The Letter B (bench!)

Before I go I must give a mention to Feline Playful, they list all the crafty challenges and the winners every day, I am sure you all know about it but I doesn’t hurt to mention it and say Thank you to the wonderful Team, for the vast amount of work they must do to keep this blog up and running

Thank you all for visiting me, Hope you are enjoying your weekend

Lou x

Friday, 10 February 2012

Friday Fun - Decopatch and a new stamp

In my previous post i told you about the decopatch I had done this week, so decided to show a better picture, it is a lot of fun.
The Decopatch Place has lots of papers and shapes and tutorials and is a nice bright easy to use web site. I now have a small collection of papers and lots of glue so will be doing more of this!

Not had a great week health wise so not much craftiness happening in my space, however did get lots of fabulous new goodies, ready for when i feel better.

This is a new stamp I got this week From Bunny Zoe's Crafts
called Mimosa Hat by Bildmalarna coloured her with copics ready to add to a card.

Both The decopatch Place and Bunny Zoe's Crafts give impressive service and my products arrived with days of being ordered, ( I don't work for either company and only say it how i find it!)

Thanks for looking
Lou x