Friday, June 25, 2010


again, every week I promise myself that I'll blog more and every week I fail. Although, I have to admit that I'm currently covering 2 people that are on holiday at work, and doing my job, so I'm getting home rather frazzled around the edges. I started full time in January and am now coping with the hours and housework, but, now I find we've another person in the house, one that likes to rescue animals! and all that entails, and things are getting rather behind!! although, I have made! her do loads of housework, unfortunately, ironing means showing the clothes the iron, I'm sure the iron never actually made it to cloth! I'm informed it did - but, it all had to be done again!! roflxx well, thats one way to learn isn't it?

anyway, enough of the excuses and onto this weeks SCD piece....

This week, being the last Friday in June sees the last of the skinnis (3"x5") and it fell to Dawn to choose this weeks theme....and she chose

Flora and Fauna

Here is my skinni:-

so, the base is white card! covered with patterned paper, now that doesn't happen very often! another matching paper strip was placed to one side and gingham ribbon top and bottom. The flower and butterfly were stamped onto metal, embossed and filled and then painted with inka gold - this stuff is truely gorgeous! I was introudced to it whilst on the artsycrafts weekend and just had to get some! lush! the little saying is a paperartsy stamp which was edged with inka gold and then the entire piece covered with sepia accents. The butterfly has a glass tail which you can just about see!

This theme is the last one that Dawn will be choosing - with a new job and longer hours and a new home she has decided to step down from the DT. I would like to Thank Dawn for her committment and support - she was the first person I told about my "SCD" idea and she offered her support from the start - Thank You xx

Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the other DT'ers have created - and hopefully you'll be able to join us.

TFL xx

Friday, June 18, 2010


is here again - the weeks are going so quickly!

Sian is now home from Uni, has had her first "proper" interview and has been invited for a "trial day" keep your fingers crossed for her! and Josh will be going back to school on Monday! he hasn't been well enough to attend, and has been in hospital for several months during the last 6!, so he's going to find it rather tough going!! perhaps now things are on the up????

SCD is continuing with the skinni (3"x5") challenge this week and I've chosen a colour theme


here is my effort:-

the base is chipboard painted with gesso, then had di's added before spritzing with crafty notions white spray - his was then stamped over with pa's hotpicks stamps....a grungepaper flower, stamps stamped onto metal cut out and embossed and a bit of bling were added!

I think I'm going to turn this into a cover for a little note book (one day!!)

Do pop on over to the scd blog and see what the others have created and hopefully you'll join us this week.

TFL xx

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday again

where on earth are these weeks going? since starting work full time the weeks fly pass and the weekends go even quicker!

So, with it being Friday, again, its SCD day...

June is our skinni's month (being 3"x 5" or 5"x3") pieces of art..

This week its Gez's turn to choose the theme and she chose:-


So, here's my cat...

the white card had two di's swished onto it, then stamped with a cherry pie crackle stamp, then over stamped with a S!r T!m harlequin stamp, then paperartsy feet off the cat mini, then embossed whith a swirl which then had perfect pearls swished over. Edges were doodles on and the harlequin given a drop of white pen! The cat is by paperartsy and was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured in using di's, a bit of inka gold was wiped over the edges and added to the buttons and whiskers of the cat. Lettering by making memories..

Pop on over to the SCD blog the dt have come up with some FAB creations this week - hope that you can all join us...

TFL xx

Friday, June 4, 2010


well, thats it for another year, SCD's first Birthday month went really well, thanks to some very generous sponsors and also our fabbie players! Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see if you are one of our lucky 6 winners then ping me an email and I will get your prizes out to you. Will you please bear in mind tho', that I post off these items and I do work full time so sometimes I'm not as quick as I should be!!!

So, this week its a new week and a new month and a new year!

The challenge this month is to create "Skinnis" these measure 3"x5" or 5"x3" whatever you like

Laura has chosen the theme this week and she has chosen


So, here is my house:-

The house was cut freehand out of white card and then coloured using DI's. A music stamp was used to stamp over before a "stage door", treble clef and musical notes were added. Inka gold along the edges with some doodling finished them off. "music house" was stamped using little 99p stamps.

Pop on over to the blog and see what the others have come up with and hopefully you'll be tempted to join in.

TFL xx

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vanilla Sugar

This month over at Vanilla Sugar the theme is to make Window Hangings....

Here is my piece:-

I tried to photograph it in the window, but, its so dark outside - it wasn't working!

The birdcage is by Tando Creative and has had the "treatment!" lol - painted with acryllic paint and then dry brushed with paint and inka gold. The bird is one of T!m's new dies that Karen kindly cut for me and the back of the cage is paint on acetate with chandellier and a damask pattern stamped with stazon. Beaded trim and flower and bird stamped onto grungepaper and coloured, a Tim clasp and pin finish it off!

Pop on over to the Vanilla Sugar site and see the other DT's take on the theme and perhaps some of you will have a go too...