Thursday 19 December 2013

Milkcoffee DT post- Anything Christmas

Hi Guys,
There is a new challenge today over at Milkcoffee and the theme is Anything Christmas. Not that hard this week is it. Make sure you pop over and take part.
The card I made for this is using the digi Charlotte and the candy cane.
I used my Pro's and papers from First editions Nordic Christmas pad. I won them from Trim craft and I love them so much :)
The charm and Poinsettias are from WOC, the ribbon and twine are The ribbon girl and I generated the sentiment on my laptop. I added some white pen, liquid pearls, glamour dust and glossy accents to make the image POP!
Catch you over the weekend, Lou x
Sketch Saturday- Past sketch challenge (I used #220)
Southern girls challenge- Christmas wishes challenge
Brown sugar challenge- #78 Christmas

Monday 16 December 2013

Little Elf Kit

Tonight's card uses Little elf Kit from Mo Manning, I have coloured her with my trusty Pro's.

     The ribbon and wooden heart are from The ribbon girl. I got them when I won a gift voucher for the online shop :)
The papers are First Edition - Nordic Christmas. I have used some Glamour dust and added some felt fowers that I made and some from Wild Orchid.
Close up :)

Catch you later,
Lou x
A creative Romance- Sparkle at Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenges- Christmas

Sunday 8 December 2013

Christmas countdown

I am pleased to say that I have actually started my massive pile of Christmas orders.
This is one of them.
I have followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and used a Milkcoffee stamp.
The papers are from my stash and I have used some glitter card to cut stars with a sizzix die.
I used my pro's to colour it up and added some glitter and pearl pen for snow.
I have got to go now, busy, buy day ahead. Enjoy whatever ou are doing :)
Lou x
Sketch Saturday- #288 sketch
I love promarkers- #197 for a child

Thursday 5 December 2013


Hi Guys,
It's time for another challenge over at Milkcoffee. This time it's Christmas in Non traditional colours and you can join in Here
I have used Madeline and coloured her up with my Pro's.
It's a really simple card ready for posting and I have used some First edition papers. 
I have used some Holographic card to make it pop and added a decoration from the range.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to join in the challenge,
Lou x
Creative card crew- Sweet treats
The squirrel and the fox- #58 summer or winter
Papertake weekly- Anything goes

Saturday 30 November 2013

Happy 18th :)

Just wanted to let you all know I am still here. Off to the Trafford centre today for Christmas shopping with my daughter. She turned 18 on Monday so we have been super busy and now she wants to spend some of her Birthday cash.
This is the card I made for her...
We love Paris and went on a girly weekend a few years back so this is why the Eiffel tower is on there.
Anyway I must go get ready,
Have a great Saturday,
Lou x

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Giving Thanks at Milkcoffee

Hi Guys,
Time for a new challenge over at MilkCoffee. I used Indian girl and coloured her with Promarkers.
I used some papers from my stash and mounted this on a kraft card base.
The sentiment is MFT and I have used some nesties.
Make sure you pop along and join in the challenge over at Milkcoffee.
Lou x
Crafty Creations- Thanksgiving or Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything goes
One stitch at a time- #190 anything goes
Word rt Wednesday- #107 Anything goes

Saturday 16 November 2013

Birthday Wryn

Hi Guys,
Here's my card for today. I have used Birthday girl Wryn from Tiddly inks and followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. I have turned it though.
I have used Happy days papers from Echo park and coloured with Promarkers.
Sorry it's a bit wonky. I was in a rush!
Oh and the border die is Die namics Post stamp edge.
Bye for now,
Lou x
Tiddly inks - Anything goes
Sketch Saturday - #285 sketch

Friday 15 November 2013

1920's lady

Hi Guys,
A very quick post to show you a card for a friend. I used the Paper shelters "In the 20's" digi image which you can get here.
I have coloured her with Promarkers and use a mix of First edition papers.
I hope Sally likes it :)
Her favourite colour is red and she loves Downton abbey and actually has one of those hats. There is tons of glitter and liquid pearls to add texture with out bulk. (it had to fit in an envelope).
thanks for popping by,
Lou x

The paper shelter- For someone special
Creative creations challenges- Sparkle and shine
Ppaer playtime- sparkle
I love promarkers- Red and green (mine is mostly red but does have green on the corsage)

Thursday 7 November 2013

Milkcoffee DT post- Fairy tales challenge

The day has arrived that I can show you my first card as a member of the Milkcoffee DT. I am on the challenge team and this challenge is Fairy tales and you can join in Here.

I got to use Fairy Tiffany which you can get for yourself Here. She was great to work with and you can see I added lots of liquid pearls to her wings and I also heat embossed them with holographic glitter.

The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts, the large star snowflake is a deconstructed Christmas deccie from The range (lol). The papers are Silent night from First edition (my fave at the min).
Thanks for looking and don't forget to go join in the challenge,
Lou x

Papertake weekly- Anything goes
Card mania challenges- Anything goes
Top tip Tuesday- Seasons, Winter
613 Avenue create- Anything goes

Wednesday 6 November 2013

A new addition

I have tons to do today so am trying to get organised nice and early. Tomorrow is my first DT post for Milkcoffee so I will be showing you what I made in the morning. For today though I have a card using Pink Gem's Oh boy digi. I used the pre coloured version as it matched the papers I was gonna use. They are Papermania capsule collection in blue.
I have used a sewing machine to edge the card and added lots of layers and ribbon.
I added some sparkle with Stardust stickles and a few embellies.
Thanks for looking today,
Lou x
Whimsy stamps challenge- #65 anything goes
Craft challenge- For the boys
Natalie and Amy challenge- For the boys
Catch the bug- Anything goes
Cards for men- Way to go (Congrats on a new baby boy)

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Saturday night fever

I know, I's been a whole week since I blogged. Whoopsie!
I know I say it all the time but I have been super busy. I have some great news. I have been asked to join the DT over at MilkCoffee and of course I said YES!
Such cute images to work with and what is proving to be already a fab team. I haven't done my first DT card yet but this one is made with one of their images which you can get Here.
I coloured Madeline in using Promarkers and a touch of white pen. 
I used a bunch of dies including Spellbinders and  MFT's Die-namics. The greeting is also MFT. The bingo digi is a freebie from Here.
I have used some disco balls and liquid pearls to make it pop!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lou x

Mojo Monday - #317
Eclectic Ellapu - Inspired by a film
613 Avenue create - Anything goes
Challenges for everyone - #32 Anything goes
Created with love - #64 Anything goes
I love Promarkers - #192 Anything goes

Wednesday 23 October 2013

The power of words

Hi to you all on this VERY wet morning,
Todays simple card uses a lovely verse that I found on the web and it starts on the front and finishes inside. It's for a 2nd Anniversary and I hope they love it.
I used Adore papers from First edition and cut the hearts and butterflies using Die-namics and MB dies  from First edition Christmas paper (Silent night) I love that paper so much I don't want to use it lol.
Enjoy your rainy wet Wednesday,
Lou x

Sketch saturday -#281 sketch

Friday 18 October 2013

Madison Attitude

Tonights card uses Madison Attitude from Kenny K. I have coloured her with my Pro's and paper peiced her hat and some bags.

The flowers are from WOC  and everything else is from my stash. 
Sorry the post is so short but I can't keep my eyes open,
Night night, lou x

Kenny k's Krafty Krew- Anything goes (2nd entry)
Stampin' for the weekend- Anything goes
Catch the bug challenge- Think pink

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Under the Moonlight

Evening guys,
another quick stop by tonight before I get some shut eye. I am sooooo tired.
I have used LOTV rubber stamp under the moonlight an coloured it with Promarkers. I used New leaf (again) from First edition. It's just perfect for this time of year with all the autumn colours.
I used MFT' s MINI roled roses, Memory box's Precious hearts and a Martha stewart leaf punch. I didn't bling it too much as it's for a man so a few liquid pearl dots and a dot of glitter and finito!
Night night,
Lou x

LOTV challenge- Anything goes
Papertake weekly- Happy halloween hues
Simon says stamp- Use a rubber stamp (no digi's)

Monday 14 October 2013

Home sweet home

Tonights card uses a few Tiddly inks images that I have merged together. They are kikiHome sweet home and Happy day background.
I have couloured all of them with Promarkers and used New leaf paper pack.
I have followed the sketch over at Sketchy colors and have used 2 orange crystals as per the challenge over at Papertake weekly. 
I added an organza ribbon and some liquid pearls, 
Hope to catch up with you all tomorrow,
Lou x
Sketchy colors- #182 sketch
Papertake weekly- Two by two
Tiddly Inks Challenge- Anything goes

Saturday 12 October 2013

Cas Wryn

I seem to be writing all my blogs in the evening as it's the only quiet time I seem to have. It's been a busy day today as we went to Ikea to get some new shelves and storage for my crafty bits and I feel a lot more organised now. I only have a tiny space so storage is a must.

My card tonight uses Wryn Blooms which you can get here and coloured her with Promarkers. I have used New leaf from First Edition for my papers and matted these onto chocolate cardstock. I have simply embellished with a sentiment and a few pearls and brads.
I have got to sleep now so goodnight,
Lou x
Tiddly inks-#119 Anything goes

Friday 11 October 2013

Fishing Alf

I am just going up to bed but thought I would add the fab Alf fishing to show you. 
I have coloured him with my Promarkers and added just a few embellies. I put a few feathers together to make a sort of fly and added some buttons. I stuck with the earthy tones of browns orange and greens and thought I could smell the wax in his jacket (lol)
Alf is one of my favourite characters and I never tire of using him,
Night night and thanks for looking,
Lou x
I love Promarkers- #189 brown and orange combo
Digistamp boutique- October challenge
Papertake weekly- two by two ( I have used 2 fish. 1 stamped the other an embellie)
Here come the boys challenge- #62 sketch
Fussy and fancy challenge- one for the boys #99

Thursday 10 October 2013

In the garden

So much to do today and so little time. I will just quicly show you a card I made for a workmate to give her friend. It uses a Digi from Digistamp boutique which is here.
I have coloured using Promarkers and the papers are I think Do crafts. I had them from Wilko's anyway.
I have used a whimsy sentiment and cut it with a whimsy ticket stub die. The flowers are an MFT die and I have used some little punches. Got to go now but have a great day!
Lou x
Digistamp boutique- October challenge
Live and love crafts- #16 use pink
Sketchy colours- #181 pink, white and cream

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Fairy Princess Michelle

Evening Guys,
Just wanted to check in with you and show you a card I finished today. I used Michelle from Milkcoffee stamps and you can get her here.
I have paper pieced her dress using some Boofle papers and the other papers are from Do-crafts and some digital freebies.I also added some wings to her back that I cut from lace embossed vellum.
I used some chipboard letters for the name and added glitter using my glue pen. The sentiment was also a freebie. I hand cut the number one and added some sweetheart blossoms from Wild orchid crafts.
The dies are sizzix, Spellbinders and memory box,
Thanks for popping by,
Lou x
Milkcoffee challenge- Paper piecing
Wild orchid crafts- #87 pretty pastels
In the pink- #29 luscious lace

I like to ride my bicycle...

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all well and keeping busy. I am trying to fit in card orders, work and working out. I am doing Go sober for October and would like to lose a stone this month. As of today I am 4 lbs down. Whoop!!!
Today's card uses Bike Kid from Kenny K. I have coloured him with Pro markers and used a mix of papers from my stash including First Edition New leaf. 
I compueter generated the name and greeting and have used some cicle and star dies.
Thanks for looking toaday and have a fab one, Lou xxx
Kenny K's Krafty Krew- Anything Goes

Friday 20 September 2013

Sketch Saturday entry

I made this card for a friend and I thought I would follow the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
I have used Florence and present from Digistamp boutique and the papers are from my stash. I think they are Dovecraft.
 The sweetheart blossoms are Wild orchid crafts and I have added a pearl slider, liquid pearls, ribbon, brads and pearls. I have coloured her with Promarkers.
Thanks for stopping by and I will visit your blogs over the weekend after I have caught up with my orders. 
Bye for now,
Lou x


Saturday 14 September 2013

Ruby Red

Hi Everyone,
It's Saturday again and all week I have been really busy at work and when not there I have been making cards and have started on some cake flags.
Todays card was made for a special couple's Ruby anniversary from their daughter.
I used a stamp from Lili of the valley- Love balloon.
All the flowers are from Wild orchid crafts and I have coloured in using Promarkers.

I have used Spellbinders to die cut the heart frames on the card and box. I have highlighted some areas with Stardust stickles and have used red stickles for the balloon.
Bye for now.
Lou x

Wild Orchid Challenge- #85- Add a die cut

Monday 2 September 2013

A double celebration

Hi Guys,
It's monday again and it's September! Where did the year go?
I can feel a little panic beginning to take hold as Christmas looms and I haven't made a single card for it. Whoops!
Today's card is for a Christening for 2 little girls. I know the date says the 25th but it was made as a belated gift from my neighbour for her friend.
I have used a mix of flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and 2 different papers. One is from Summer breeze and the other The rose garden. Both are from First Edition.I used ribbon from my stash and added 2 hearts for the 2 girls. I coloured them in using my Pro markers.
Thanks for looking. I am off to walk my dog now,
Bye :)
Lou x
Pink gem challenge- #95- Use 2 papers
Wild Orchid challenge- #84- use pink and cream

Friday 23 August 2013

Holiday time

I can't believe it has been a whole month since I posted.
It's been a very busy time as I have been on holiday and had tons of orders to complete before I went away and something had to give and unfortunatley it was my blog.
Hopefully have things under control now though so will be catching up with you all over the weekend.
Here are a few pics from my holiday in Cornwall to keep you going till I get time to post a card :)

The beach house

The beach house



View from Sun Deck

The garden

Me -Go carting
Thanks for lokking today and I will catch up with you very soon :)
Lou x

Saturday 20 July 2013


Evening all,
I am sat here listening to Danny Howard's dance anthems and thought I would just share a card I made this week.
It's for a 21st and I have used Bella again from Mo Manning. 
I was told no pinks so have used Yellow, orange and green. I computer generated the greeting and used ribbon, beads and pearls from my stash. The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts and the papers are Boho.
I have coloured her with ProMarkers and would like to enter her into the anything goes challenge over at I love Promarkers.
Enjoy your evening guys!
Love Lou x

Monday 15 July 2013


Hi Guys,
Just wanted you to know I am still here. Have been trying to keep up with my orders, get on top of the gardening and enjoy the heatwave. It's not left much time for blogging but I will be back.

In the meantime here are a few pics of my garden that I took this morning:)

Enjoy the sunshine you guys, See you soon, Lou x

Sunday 30 June 2013

Lemon Butterfly baby

Hi all,
It's a beautiful Sunday and unfortunatlety I have to work but before I go and get ready Here's a card I made yesterday for an order. It uses the fantastic digi from Krista Smith and you can get her here.
I used tons of lemon and white to keep it fresh looking.
I computer generated the greeting and added a charm ( which looks a bit hidden due to my poor photography skills) The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts and I have added pins, a pearl heart, pearls a doily and 2 different ribbons. I coloured with Promarkers.
I must dash now, lots to do but I will check in with you all later,
lou x
Saturated Canary- Summer fruits (Lots of lemon)

Sunday 23 June 2013

Wryn blooms again!

Hi Guys,
Today's card uses a freebie Digi I got from the lovely Christy at Tiddlyinks, you can get her here.
I have used her 3 times in the last few weeks and I just love her.
I have used Hello summer papers from Echo park and used a selection of flowers from Wild Orchid crafts.There are also liquid pearls, number stickers, stickles and gems. I coloured her with my Promarkers.
Thanks for looking,
Lou x 
Ppaertake weekly- hot hot hot
I love Promarkers- #173 anything goes
Tiddly Inks challenge- Summer sun

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Gerda's Giraffe

Hi Guys, 
I was lucky enough to receive this fab little cutie for free from Gerda Steiner designs. You should still be able to get him here.
I have used First edition spring drop papers and paper pieced with Boofle papers. I punched some butterflies and used pearls, liquid pearls, a pearl heart and a button and ribbon from my stash.
I have also used alphabet beads and computer generated the sentiment. Don't forget to pop over to the site to get this little fella for yourself,
Bye for now, 
lou  x
Crafty catz challenge- #187 lets go pink

Saturday 15 June 2013

All about the boy ( or man!)

I have had a super busy week. I made 9 father's day cards last Saturday and thought that would be it I have had tons of last minute orders and have made another 10.
I am Father's day'd out and it's not even here yet!
This card I made is using Dad relaxing from Digistamp Boutique.

I have colured him using Promarkers. Layered some papers I found in my stash onto some lovely navy cardstock and added a couple of pearls. Simples!
Thanks for looking and later on I will pop round to your blogs to catch up,
Enjoy your Saturday Evening,
Lou x