Saturday, 21 November 2015

Photo..Christmas cards..

Hi..really can't believe 
how close it is to Christmas, 
hope all is good for you..

a couple of Christmas cards made with
photos I have taken while at Willow Tree Fen this Autumn..
they are a bit simple but
enjoyed using the photos for a change...

thanks so much, hugs all...Lou, Xxxxxxxxx

Monday, 5 October 2015

Halloween...House Mouse

Hi..love October,all the gorgeous Autumn colours,
pumpkins and ooh Halloween...
really enjoyed making this little card,
I used sweet House Mouse characters coloured with
distress markers...

 over stamped on the photo with
a spiders web and added a trick or treat sign,
the photo is of an old barn door that was at the bottom
of the garden when we was on holiday in France
and loved all the detail on it.

I would like to enter my make into

thanks so much for stopping by,
hugs all.Lou xxxxxxxxxx 

Monday, 14 September 2015

Autumn colours...

Hi.. hope you doing ok?
really does feel like Autumn here today,
had a lovely good bike ride yesterday....
it was so warm and sunny.
A couple of Autumn photos to share,
hugs all....Xxxxx 

Monday, 7 September 2015

House Mouse..." Berry Sharing " class make.

Hi..a House Mouse make for
a class I have on Saturday at SirStampalot,
love this image so much
and this sweet one is great for Autumn or Winter time...

" Berry Sharing "

 loved colouring this with distress markers,
took a little while,
I have coloured the berries red but orange would be
so nice for an Autumn make...

they are so sweet....
I used some of the dies from
 Die Namics Blueprints 10 and 15
the fence die is Die Namics too

lots of faux stitching, sanding and cross stitched
the decorative strip with natural thread
I also stamped and coloured an
extra leaf to add to the front of the fence
the sentiment is a Molly Blooms one
and makes the card for any occasion...

thank you for stopping by,
have a lovely Monday...hugs all,Xxxxxxxx


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sweet Baking Lawn Fawn...

Hi... a few makes with a baking theme,
we did these on an all day class at SirStampalot ...
had lots of fun with the gorgeous
 Lawn Fawn stamps and little dies...

we coloured the little stamped images with distress markers,
added the face to the food mixer bowl with one of the stamps
and the tiny heart to the mixing bowl....

the sweet little cupcakes are a die cut too and we stacked them
onto the cake stand,faux stitched the natural ribbon
and added a die cut button,sentiment,paperclip and
 little cherries on the cupcakes...,

the tab die set is great with a couple of different shapes
and accessories dies too
 and we added a note card on the
back to write a message on...
we also made up a lovely recipe book kit
and added lots of baking themed stickers,tabs and swopped a few
recipes between us to stick in the book... 

thanks so much for your lovely comments,
enjoy the rest of your day...hugs all,Lou.XXXXXX

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Stampin'Up!....project life cards

Hi.. just sat the other night and had a couple of hours making
a few project life cards...
i have used all Stampin'Up! products and
really enjoyed it,
i think its nice for a change to work on 
little cards...

love these colours in A4 card,
this gorgeous stamp set the little photo/card pocket
pages are great...

 there are so many lovely clear stamp sets
that are great for project life pages
and also for scrapbooking or to add dates etc
to birthday cards or any really...

 for something a bit different i made an acetate window
and added a little stamped
circle detail on each side...


thanks so much for stopping by,
hugs all...Lou,XXXXXXX

Sunday, 12 July 2015


Hi..so sorry i haven't put a post on for ages,
i really hope all is good for you?

this make i made for a 2 hour evening class a few weeks ago,
i have lots to post as been really enjoying doing classes at SirStampalot
and will pop a few more on very soon...
also been having fun with my new camera :0)

the sweet image is...

coloured with distress markers,
the pretty paper is Magnolia,
i have used the wire fence die by Die-Namics
and used aged silver frantage on the wire,
the little tab at the top is made from
and the green strip is a Tim Holtz die.

 thanks so much,hugs all. Lou,Xxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Birthday make...Sunflower

Hi..how's you? good i hope... :0))
a birthday card for my sister next week,
bit simple and really loved making it.

the base card measures 12.5 x 15cms,
nice size for a change and rounded the corners,
the lovely sunflower is a Die-Namics die
and i used the left over die cut piece from one sunflower
to layer as a stencil to add some detail to the
background word stamp by Crafty Individuals,
 the little tab with the brad is also from a favourite
Die-Namics set-Office Supplies,
added a couple of little sentiments
and a button...

thank you for stopping by,
have a lovely rest of the day...hugs all,Lou.Xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

House Mouse..." Painted Pansies "

Hi...really hope you are doing ok?
thank you too for stopping by
and so sorry i haven't posted for a while...

love this sweet image
you know when you just love a stamp straight away :0)
favourite colours again at the moment
purple and green ...

enjoyed colouring this with distress markers,
not many colours...
pumice stone,frayed burlap,walnut stain,
antique linen,black soot,tattered rose,dusty concord,weathered wood
and forest moss.

i used a couple of Sizzix dies-
and Magnolia corner.

thanks as always,have a lovely week...
hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxx

Monday, 6 April 2015

Birthday make...

Hi..a birthday make tonight,
no colouring on this one and really enjoyed
making it and 
just adding bits on the way...

the backing paper is from Graphic 45,
the flowers are a die ..LaLa Land,
wording is a background stamp,
added some lace,faux stitching,
pearls,brad,thread and a button...
thank you for stopping by
 and thanks so much to my new followers too   :0))
enjoy the rest of your week...hugs all.Lou.XXX 

Monday, 30 March 2015

Vintage tag...Foxgloves

Hi..hope you had a lovely weekend,
the first light evening last night and it rained...
we still went out for a nice walk  :0))

my make is a tag today,
i have used the really lovely Foxgloves rubber stamp...

 loved colouring, a vintage theme again and
i used distress markers...
 also used papers from Pressed in Time,
love the journal tags and tucked one in at the top
and used words from the little sentiments set,added
lots of faux stitching,natural ribbon,charm,lace,pearl and eyelet

there are lots more details and step photos too
on the Weekly Inspiration over on the LOTV website here...

thank you as always for your lovely comments,
have a nice day...hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Flower Dance...

Hi..a little make with the very sweet
LOTV....Flower Dance,
love this image and have also used  some
pretty papers from..Petal Fresh pad...

i have made this card 13cms x15cms, it's
a really nice size and rounded the outer corners...
also used one of the grungy good times sentiments,
she has a bit of sparkle too with gelly roll pen,
a blue picket fence for a change,
added lots of faux stitching a pearl,
bird house and a leaf edge by Sizzix...

Thanks so much for stopping by,
hope you are having a nice week......hugs all.Lou.Xxxxxx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Daffodils...for March.

Hi..lovely to be here with a make,
can't believe we are in March...
sorry not posted for a while...and hope you are
all doing ok? 

really love LOTV flower stamps
and this one is gorgeous...have seen
 a few daffodils open already
and gives such a nice feeling of Spring :0)

loved colouring this with distress markers,
used one of the lovely little journal tags,
 grungy relations friend stamp and
papers from heartfelt paper pad
used a brad,tiny paper clip and a button
added lots of faux stitching and some frantage on the corner...

thanks as always for stopping by,
have a lovely evening...hugs all.Lou.Xxxxxxx

Saturday, 14 February 2015


Hi..hope your having a nice weekend?
we haven't done much today and loved it ;0)
enjoyed making this card,
fairies are just so magical and this one is...

the papers are from Pressed In Time
added lots of faux stitching,lace,pearls and a button...
coloured with distress markers
and sanded the edges of the papers a bit,
love the little tiny heart banner
and used one of the new fairy sentiments.

thanks so much,enjoy the rest of the weekend...
hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Calendar page...new LOTV Fairies.

Hi..thank you for the lovely comments,
love to read them all. xx
hope you are ok today? 
really enjoyed making this calendar month page,
i have used two of the very sweet
 LOTV  new release  images
 available on the website from Midday today...

they are from the Little Fairies Clear Stamp Sheet
and also used one of the new wording stamps...

 the calendar i made with an embossing folder,
i used papers from the solids Always and Forever pad 
and to enhance the embossing i used
distress ink pad pumice stone and stamped the numbers
with StazOn Stone Gray...


 i coloured these two sweeties with distress markers
and they have a bit of sparkle too...

 i die cut this little envelope from the papers
and a couple of note cards...

added some faux stitching,
mini paperclip,thread and a button...

i hope you like it and if you ever
need any more information just email ..no trouble at all.

thanks again for stopping by,
have a lovely weekend...hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New Release...LOTV blog hop.

Hi.. mid week already,hope your doing ok?
 and how exciting...
our first LOTV blog hope for this new year :0)

there are 4 new rubber stamps in this release,some clear ones too,
 2 sets of mini images and a sweet set of fairy sentiments
these will all be available on the website on Saturday 31st...

 these new sweeties are adorable
and totally love this one which is...

"" Pancake Day ""

 just love his little face,
the pan looks a little bit heavy too :0)
coloured with distress markers...

i have also used papers from the Butterfly Kisses,
Heartfelt  pads, letters from the Stitched Alphabet clear set
and a Grungy Good Times sentiment.
added lots of faux stitching too,
eyelet,mini brad,paper clip and a button.

please make sure you visit every blog
for a chance to win a full set of this new release :0)
 here is the list of all the dt taking part in the hop...

Lou (me)

hope you enjoy all the gorgeous new makes,
our lovely Mary J is your next stop...

thanks so much,Good Luck***
hugs all.Lou xxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 23 January 2015

New LOTV rubber stamps,clear stamps and cross stitch kits too...

Hi..hope you are all ok today?
and warm ,the sun is really gorgeous here,
our garden is starting to wake up a bit
with the bulbs showing and the nights are getting a bit lighter too  :0)
how lovely...the thought of Spring.

i am sat at my desk this morning,
colouring and making bits for the new LOTV 
releases coming up very soon
they are all so sweet.....

also some more gorgeous cross stitch kits.....

must get back to making,
have loads to do.

have a great Friday,
hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Birthday make...

Hi..very ""special wishes"" for the New Year... to you all xx
we had a lovely couple of weeks together,
a few walks out and relaxing days too...
ready to get back to creating  :0)

really loved making this card for a crafty friends birthday soon...
love these big  LOTV stamps
and this one is from Statements Fabulous ...

i stamped the birthday wording in StazOn stone grey
which is a bit softer than black and it
works with the pretty papers too i think.

i have used a poppy stamp which i love,
its an old favourite and coloured with distress markers... 


also added a bit of sparkle in the middle,
lots of faux stitching, few pearls,heart charm and a button.

thank so much for stopping by,
have a nice week...hugs all.Lou,xxxxxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

**** Merry Christmas ****

Hi..really hope you are ok?
how exciting  :0)
it's that magical time of year again
and would LOVE to wish you all.............


a little hoop make to celebrate this lovely time of year...
coloured with distress markers,
i have used some fabric for this one
and added some sparkle,cream poinsettias,
sentiment,fake stitching and a button... 

THANK YOU so much for stopping by,
i always love to read your comments.....

BIGGEST hugs and special wishes** as always, Lou. xxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

LOTV....sweet "Baby Rabbit".

Hi..hope your having a nice week?
and doing ok at this busy time of year :0)
i have a little make to share...
  could be for babies 1st Christmas...

just love this sweet image so much...

the backing paper is from the Always and Forever
solid pad and the pretty patterned paper
is from the new Mr & Mrs paper pad.
coloured with distress markers and
used one of the Christmas Wishes sentiments...

a bit of sparkle too...

added some lace,lots of faux stitching,star charm,
pearl and a button.
the flower is a Die-Namics die
and love the foliage die which is by Tim Holtz...

thank you for stopping by,
have a lovely day...hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas Gift....hanger

Hi..hope it is a lovely week so far?xx
i was asked to make a
Christmas gift for a friends sister,
she said if it could have the word Boutique
on it and as a hanging sign...

it was lovely to make as my
crafty mojo has been a bit on the low side for a few days,
it could be any colour and purple again :0)

 it is very simple really,
i stamped the natural cotton ribbon with little flowers,
added some lace too
for a bit more detail,the letters are cut
 the tag is from LOTV Tags Madame stamp sheet.


i always admire the pretty flower clusters
on makes and used the two new joy crafts flower dies  
and also a die-namics
die and added some pearls,
 a couple of large eyelets,ribbon,added some faux stitching,
heart charm and a button...

thank you for stopping by,
it is always lovely to read your comments 
and enjoy the rest of your week...
hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

LOTV ...new release blog hop.

Hi..lovely to be here again and
hope you are doing ok?
it is LOTV blog hop time...
to celebrate the new release images available
very soon,there are
10 new stamps and also 3 new paper pads...
these will be launched at the shop on Saturday 22nd
at the Christmas open day and on the website Monday 24th...
for my make today i have used...
"" Afternoon Stroll ""

loved making this little scene,
a bit of purple one again :0) with some of the papers
i have coloured with distress markers,
doodled a bit of grass,added a couple
of die cut clouds,she has been sparkled a bit
with a gelly roll pen and the dots on the balloon have been too. 
used a birthday sentiment and a scroll one,
added a charm,pearls,faux stitching,brads,lace and a button.

please visit all the blogs for a chance to win :0)

Ideas to Inspire
Lou (me)
Mary J

There are 10 new images and 3 paper pads
and there will be a set of each as prizes
and the winners will be announced on Friday evening...

thanks so much,always love to read every comment
and you need to visit the lovely Mary J now
hope you enjoy the hop,
have a nice day...
hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

LOTV Sneak peek...So Sweet

Hi..these two sweet ones
are "" Secretly Yours ""
  another one of the 10 new release LOTV
 stamps available very soon :0) 

the papers are from the Antebellum,
and the sentiment is an Everyday Grungy Message stamp.

i have coloured with distress markers
and used weathered wood for the shading around them.
love faux stitching and the double one around the edge
is a stamp from the Babies Companion stamp sheet,
added some lace,star charm,pearls and a button.

thank you for stopping by,
have a lovely Sunday...hugs all.Lou.xxxxxx

Friday, 14 November 2014

LOTV....Sneak Peek.

Hi..really hope you are ok today?
where do the days and weeks go...nice to be Friday :0)

 loved making this card with one of the 10 new
LOTV sweet images...

this little one is "" Afternoon Stroll ""

had an idea to make the card look like a
little house it has a bit of a big door and a small window :0)

added some detail with a few dies,pearls,faux stitching
and did a bit of extra stamping on the balloon and window
with one of the pretty Vintage Background stamps
and a little handmade charm hanging from the window and blinds...

i have used paper from the Timeless Victorian pad
as it looked just the right texture for the house,
coloured the image with distress markers,
added a bit of sparkle with a gelly roll pen
  and the little hanging heart on the wood door is from
the Christmas Mini Icon stamp sheet.

i really love to read all your comments,
thank you as always XX

a few bits of information to share too...

there are 10 gorgeous new stamps available very soon...

also 3 very pretty new paper pads...
(there is little birdhouses....how sweet)

 and there is a prize draw to enter too...

i wish you a lovely day,
hugs all.Lou.xxxxxx

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween.....amazing offer over at LOTV.

Hi..Happy Halloween to you all :0)

time for crafty treats today over at LOTV

 a fantastic offer for 24hours only you will recieve 25% off all
LOTV products when you spend £25 on the website and also if
you are visiting the shop today...
wish i lived closer :0)

 have a lovely day and evening...
hugs all,Lou.xxxxxx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Seasonal journal book...

Hi..hope you are all ok?
it's Friday and Soph and George are on holiday :0)
 sorry for not posting for a while,
really loved making this...
it is the front cover of a little journal book that
i am going to pop the odd photo in 
and just things i love about the seasons.
i have had this tab book for years and thought it
about time i had some crafty fun filling it....
not sure how long it will take though  ;0))

the very distressed photo on the front
i took on my phone when out for a walk a few weeks
ago,probably distressed it a bit too much...

 the image is ""Little Acorn""
which i totally love and is a retiring LOTV stamp,
coloured with Inktense pencils and cut out.

i have used lots of dies and crafty bits...
a gorgeous owl charm,brads,mini paper clip and a button
and lots of faux stitching ...

thank you for your lovely comments,
wish you a lovely day...hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 13 October 2014

LOTV....Collecting the tree (Inktense Pencils)

Hi..a little make today with
a LOTV image that i love so much,
i used this image for the first time 3 years ago
on a Christmas Scene that i did for a magazine,
 they are real sweeties...


 i have coloured them with Inktense pencils.... :0)
a first for me and it was different to distress markers
and i also need to practice lots more.

added lots of puff white embossing powder
for snow and some sparkle with a gelly roll pen,
also used one of the journalling tags that i love,

the background design pattern i did with a
  stencil and used distress inks for the colours
and sponged it through the stencil,
added a star tab,faux stitching and a button...

this image is one of the retiring stamps
and there is a great offer on all LOTV stamps until Christmas.....

 thanks for stopping by,have a lovely day...
hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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