Thursday, July 29, 2010

29th July 2010

SCD day today - and over on the challenge blog we are still doing tags - and the theme this week is a colour theme - Orange, Blue and Brown...

Here is my final tag:-

I have had the shape template for ages and have forgotten where it came from - the butterflys and flowers have been cut out of grungepaper and coloured using DI's - the main body of the tag was coloured using DI's and then over stamped with several stamps....

Next week over at SCD there will be a new challenge, a new theme a great new swap and a GREAT new DT member joining us!! how fabbie is that?

Pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the others have created!! FAB!

Have a good weekend xx

Friday, July 23, 2010


Tis Friday, again!! lol and time for another SCD theme....the challenge this month is TAGS and the theme has been chosen by moi this week and its:-


Here is my effort...

The usual white card coloured with DI's, stamped with a paperartsy stamp and then cut on the nesties....bits and bobs added, as you do!! lolxx finish it all off!

Really hope that some of you will pop on over to the SCD blog and try our circle tag theme this week - why not pop on over to SCD anyway and see the other DT tags and also the lovely Joannes great GDT tag.

We have some FAB things lined up for August one of them being a FANTASTIC new DT member and also another do keep popping onto the blog and seeing what we've all been planning and hopefully you'll join in the fun.

For those attending my Frame Class on Saturday, please don't forget your blending tools (if you have them), non stick mat, cutting mats and basic crop tools and of course the important bit, lunch!! roflxx

TFL xx

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kathys Sketch Blog

A forum buddy, Kathy, runs a sketch blog and here is my attempt at her latest sketch....

Some friends of ours move house tomorrow and so I decided to use the sketch for the card - all papers are by papermania - the Persimmon collection - the house is an Anna Griffin stamp...

If you fancy trying something different why not pop on over to Kathy's blog and have a go at one of the many gorgeous sketches on offer...

TFL xx

Friday, July 16, 2010

July 16th 2010

Wheres the summer gone? one minute its lovely and warm the next its back into the trousers and long sleeve tops!! only in England hey?

What a week this household has seen! Poor ol' Ty our wei managed to break one of his molars so another visit to the vets and another claim on the insurance - when the vet took a look he said that he'd also cracked the one beside it, so poor ol' boy has had 2 teeth removed - as you can expect, he's feeling rather sorry for himself!!

Last week Dad was rushed into hospital too - so that was trips every other night up the ol' A14 to visit - fortunately he was allowed home yesterday - and I've had to have an MRI so all in all a very eventful week!!

Its Friday again, so its SCD day...we are continuing with our tag challenge and the theme has been chosen this week by the lovely Gez and its....


here is my fantasy tag:-

just plain ol' stamping, colouring in, highlighting and a bit of distress stickles...fibres added to finish it all off.

Pop on over to the SCD site and see the other FANTASTIC Fantasy tags...


Friday, July 9, 2010

9th July 2010

and its a Friday so that can only mean one thing, its SCD day!

We are still continuing with our tag challenge and the theme this week has been selected by Laura...who has chosen:-

"Are you sitting comfortably?"

Well!! what can I say? always pushing us to our limits and making us think outside the box, pop on over to the SCD blog and see what Laura has to say about her thoughts behind the theme and perhaps it won't put you off!! lolx

Heres my effort:-

The background was created with distress inks and then stamped with three different background stamps, the sitting image is by Art Journey, and the little flowers are studio 490 stamps...the swirl has been painted with inka gold...and the edges were hi-lighted with it too!!

We have a special announcement over at SCD this week - so pop along and read the news!



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Class details

For the last few months I've been teaching some technique classes at Papermaze. All of these technique classes are going to reach the finale on Saturday 24th July when we will be putting all of the new and some old technqiues to practise and create a frame similar to the above.

The class will involve painting, dry brushing, using texture paste, stamping, embossing and making our own fragment embellishments using alcohol inks and various other techniques. Apart from the frame and ribbon - everything is hand created.

Although the class is primarily for those that have taken the monthly classes, other crafters are also welcome. All materials are provided, but, please bring with you your usual tools, ie scissors, craft mat, cutting board, etc. If you have any favourite pieces that you would like to incorporate into the frame you can also bring those along too. Even if you haven't attended the workshops, I will be on hand, and there are full instructions to follow - so it really is available to everyone.

The class runs from 10am to 4pm and costs £25. All materials are provided along with light refreshments - please bring a packed lunch with you. To book click here.

TFL xx

ps the frame is one from the gorgeous Tando Creative range - see some other inspriational pieces here.

Friday, July 2, 2010

2nd July 2010

SCD day today - and as its the first of a new month its a new challenge along with a new theme.

This month we are re-visiting tags....any shape, any size, just as long as they fit in with the theme of the week.

This week its Ang's turn to choose the theme and she's chosen:-


here is my tag:-

The base, as usual white card, which has been painted, terra and perfect pearls along with a bit of stamping all thrown at it. The centre is a metal heart....and the embellishments have been made out of grungepaper.

Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the others have created - we also have a FAB GT joining us this week, so pop along and hopefully you'll join us this week..

TFL xx

Thursday, July 1, 2010

1st July 2010

Its time for a new project over at Vanilla Sugar - this month we're looking at altered jars/tins/boxes...

Here is my altered box:-

The base is a small wooden box that I picked up in our local QD store - it was a nest of three boxes - so cheap!! I painted the base with acryllic and then dry brushed it. The lock was also painted then had inka gold added to age it.

The top has a metal "piece" on it and some grungepaper embellishments, little metal corners finished it all off.

Around the top of the lid and along the bottom of the box was added Tim Holtz tissue paper tape.

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

TFL xx