Friday, February 26, 2010

SCD week 40

Can't believe that its week 40 already for SCD and wow what a lot of wonderful pieces we've seen on peeps blogs.

This week is the last week for our ATC theme - and its my dear friend, Ang's turn to choose and she chose:-


So, here is my Time ATC:-

the base was created with faces of time pieces which I'd been given yonks ago! the little clock face was from a set I bought from Ally Pally and the "time" are some making memories mini stickers which were coated with glossy accents. Doodles around the edges finished it off!

Don't forget that we are running an atc swap this month and it would be great to have some more players. Don't worry if you haven't followed us all month as its a 1/1 swap which means that for every one you send me I'll send you one back. If you'd like to take part just contact me via the contact button on my blog and I'll send you the details.

Pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the other dt members and our lovely guest designer, Chriss, have created....

TFL xx

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

mid week...

and a blog post?? lol well, I've managed to catch a dreadful cold - goodness knows where from - but, as one of the drivers where I work said (and he's Portugese) "I'm with cold" (that made me giggle sounded like Bridgit Jones...!!) and I feel total pants so have had today off! back tomorrow tho'!

So, I thought I'd catch up on some of those jobs I'm behind with...

Each month, the SCD lovely Guest Designer for the month, Chriss Rollins, organises an ATC swap, and this month the theme is Cookies - which meant, no not chocolate chip or anything else edible! it meant, doodled background, with an image and bling...

so, here are my efforts:-

the backgrounds were created using watercolour pencils, then I doodled over the top - now why is it that when on the phone I doodle like crazy, but, when I need to do so I can't? anyway, the backgrounds were doodled with black and hi-lighted with white, then the images were added and a bit of bling.... don't know what happened to the face of the girl bottom left!! all I can do is say Sorry!! lolxx

I was also lucky to win some stamps from Chriss and she asked if I'd make her an atc with them so here is that very ATC...

The stamps are gorgeous and were a prize from - pop on over to the website, she's got some lovely pieces! The atc - the background was created using acryllic paint, the butterfly from the set stamped over, the image and saying were stamped onto text and patterned paper and adhered with a bit of bling added.

And, coz things always come in threes, here's a card I recently made.....not really my colours but really pleased with the outcome...

I just love that stamp and the chipboard butterflies with text and bling added are another of my "things" at the moment!!

Don't forget - over at SCD we are having an ATC month and at the end of the month we're organising a swap - its still not too late to join in as its a 1/1 swap - it would be great if we had some more players!!

TFL xx

Friday, February 19, 2010

SCD Friday

Wow where'd that week go? and boy I'm going to have to think of some more opening lines for a Friday!! This week has gone very fast tho' and with Josh still in hospital its been rather stressful too, if I'm honest! but, fingers crossed he should be home with us very shortly!!

so, Friday and its SCD day and the super talented Gez has chosen the theme this week and its:-


So here is my Key's ATC:-

the background was created using distress inks and was then spritzed with glimmer mist and then overstamped with a text stamp. The centre panel was created wth distress inks and then a paperartsy mini stamped onto it....doodles around the edges, some dots from a viva pearl pen and a lovely little key finish off the piece.

Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the others have created there are some gorgeous atc's there!

The winner from last weeks fab give away by Dezinaworld will be announced over the weekend so check back to see if its you.

Also, don't forget we are running a 1/1 swap this month - so contact me via the email button and I'll give you the address to send your atc's too and in return you'll get some fab creations back!!

TFL xx

Sunday, February 14, 2010

better piccie....

now I have seen daylight at home here's a proper piccie!! lolx

you can see the colours far better now!!

Unfortunately Josh took a couple of steps back with his treatment over the last few days so is unable to come home just yet! a BIG THANK YOU for all you messages of support xx

Friday, February 12, 2010

What a week...

Friday again and boy am I looking forward to the weekend.
My son, Josh, has been poorly and was admitted to hospital this week, so its been a case of work, tea, hospital, home bed....and fingers crossed he should be home this weekend!

So, there I was patting myself on the back thinking "at least I don't have to worry about my ATC's as they are all ready to go...." until, I received the image of our GD this month and I thought OMG I've told Chriss the wrong theme for this week...panic - check our list and guess what!! yep, you've guessed it wasn't Chriss it was me! so here I am, 10pm on Thursday night frantically making the correct ATC and trying to photograph it!! needless to say it will be a mk2 photo taken in the daylight that will appear over the weekend!!

So, this week, its the lovely Melody's turn to choose the theme and she picked:-

"wings" (and not faces as I thought!! roflxx)

so, here's my wings! atc:-

distressed background spritzed with glimmer mist and then stamped with large text stamp. Cream cardstock punched with heart border punch and a stamp by?? (which the lovely Dawn has also used!! lol) which was stamped onto several different paperstocks and then bought together! the photo really isn't a good likeness and I will take another tomorrow so you can see the colours properly!

We also have a sponsor this week! our very first one!! how fab is that....the lovely June from Dezinaworld has kindly agreed to sponsor us and there is £10 of fabby digital sheets up for grabs from her online store how to enter? its easy, make an atc this week just for SCD and you'll be entered. All entries must be only for SCD and MUST be an atc! the winner will be announced next week!.

Also, don't forget our swap for this month - just email me via the contact button on my blog and enter at least one atc on our challenge blog and I'll send you details on how to take part!

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tando comp...

Remember a few posts down I showed you the gorgeous Tando Hugs and Kisses board which some bubbly funk girls had decorated and was now up for grabs in the Tando Comp? well, here's my entry:-

Its a valentine book.... the front is a piece of 7 gypsies paper which has been distressed around the edges and then utee'd...the middle is a paperbag studio stamp - which has had the "metal" treatment and the corner piece is from Tando and has been painted with acryllic paint and the scrolls rock candied! and the heart has glossy accents on with hi-lights being added with gems...


are my "love" envelopes - this was inspired by the post by Sarah on bubblyfunk a few weeks ago - I must say they took ages to do....

TFL xx

Friday, February 5, 2010

A new Month...

over at SCD so its a new challenge and a new Theme...and what fun awaits us this month!!

The Challenge for February is:-


and the Theme for this week is:-

Mad March Hare (and other pop on over to SCD and see what Laura has come up with)

Here is my ATC:-

various papers collaged together, distress ink around the edges, the clock is by T!m, the rabbit and cup have been stamped onto plain card, coloured and cut out....the text is stamped cut out and glossy accented..

Now for this month we have two further treats...

The first one is that we have the very talented Chriss Rollins joining us for the month - if you've never seen her work pop on over to her blog and take a look at her gorgeous creations.

The next is that we're going to do an ATC swap. Join us for the month, or part of the month, send me your atcs with a sae and I'll send you the same amount back! Email me on my contact button on my profile and I'll send you the details.

Pop on over to SCD and find out what other variations on the theme have been set by Laura and hopefully you'll join in the fun and our swap.

TFL xx

Monday, February 1, 2010

Vanilla Sugar 2

Its the first day in february and its time for another Vanilla Sugar challenge. This month, being the month of Love, the challenge is to create a hanging heart....

There are so many different elements on here....I'll try and remember them all....I had some wooden hearts in my stash!! I painted it with Stream dauber, then added picket fence crackle paint, then went over it with stream distress ink and then again with a little black ink....this was then stamped with a couple of large background stamps, one depicting a brickwall and the other one has a sort of sun shape on it....I know, very vague, but, I bought them and they weren't named! Part of the edging has been hi-lighted using a gold krylon pen. The image is off a digi sheet (again don't know where I got it from!!) the words are off another digi sheet! the beads at the bottom were threaded onto a headpin and a small heart charm added at the bottom which was adhered to the bottom of the heart. The heart and butterflies are chipboard and covered with pages from an old book, the edges were inked and a bit of bling attached. The cream shrink plastic saying says:- "live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering". I punched a couple of holes using the crop-a-dile and threaded wire thro', adding beads and a cupid charm, and made a hanging hoop. A flower and some punched leaves finish it off.

Pop on over to the Vanilla Sugar blog and see the other gorgeous hearts....