Friday, December 31, 2010


to you all and wishing you all good health and happiness in 2011!

As many of you are aware 2010 hasn't been the best of years for our household! with sickness, accidents and general misfortune playing a big part of it.  I've been racking my brains to think of some lovely times and have found a few - in May attending the Artsycrafts weekend with Ang - that was a fab weekend and learnt so much and got to play with so many different things that event started my big adventure with viva decor products!! also, on Monday a dear friend got married - someone who has really been an inspiration to me and whose sense of always feeling grateful for small mercies really brings me back down to earth!!  Also, spending days cropping (well I don't crop do I!) with my friends, having a laugh, sharing a woe or two, enjoying their company - a real pleasure.  I have been lucky to teach at papermaze and crafts and candlelight - I really enjoy emparting my knowledge, however limited, and seeing others "just go for it" and expand their confidence to try new things.

So, amongst the rubbish some nice things to focus on.

Unfortunately, there is some sad news to impart as we leave 2010 and start on 2011 - I have decided to close down SCD.  I would like to Thank the dt - past and present, Guest designers and everyone who played along - especially those that joined us at day 1 and still participate today.  I would also like to thank all those that sponsored us for our 1st birthday - there was some gorgeous candy generously donated - a BIG Thank You for that.  Also, to those that participated in the swaps - I was very lucky to see all of the swaps entered and there were some gorgeous ones - so, Thank You very much for those.  Your continued support really made a difference - so Thank You to each and everyone of you.

No crafting pieces today - but, good wishes to you all for a Very Happy New Year and wish you and all your families a healthy and happy 2011...xx

Friday, December 17, 2010

A week to go...

til Christmas Eve - are you all excited???

I'm still not ready, but, I'm sure that everyone will understand!!! lol

This week sees the last of the SCD challenges/themes in its present format.  We are going to be taking a break now until the New Year when  we return the challenges/themes are going to be set fortnightly, so that will hopefully give more people the chance to take part and also give people time to dedicate to their pieces too! We are also going to be welcoming some new DT to look forward to in the New Year!

So, this week, it was my turn to choose the theme for the last tag and I've chosen:-

"Happy Christmas"

Well, what else?

Here's my tag:-

a T!m sized tag which was run thro the bug with an embossing folder, this was then covered with di's...the noel was stamped and embossed with clear ink and then distress inks swiped over.  the trees are an old sizzix die, knew they'd come in useful again!! cut  out of grungepaper and distressed with picket fence stickles added....pears and bling and another set of beaded pins with tree charm finish it all off!!

I do hope that you pop on over to the scd blog and see what the others have created and perhaps be inspired to join us...

TFL xx

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FAB blog candy

take a look at this fab lot - its being offered as blog candy by the generous Lin Brown - pop on over to her blog for a chance of winning...

Friday, December 10, 2010

its Friday!!!!!

Well this week didn't pan out as expected.....OH couldn't have his op as he's too poorly, fingers crossed he'll be able to have it next week.  We're a week closer to Christmas and for the first time in many a year, lost count, I've had to go and buy Christmas cards....I'm late doing everything and Christmas shopping, food and presents, hasn't even crossed my mind!! if things don't go to plan on Tuesday chances are OH will be in hospital on Christmas day so it might just be baked beans on toast for lunch!! so just as well I haven't bought anything in!! roflxx

anyway, its tag day again over at SCD and this week its Laura's turn to choose the theme and she's chosen:-

Christmas Characters...

anyone that knows me know that I just worship Tim Holtz and so here's my one and only contribution to his 12 day of tags this year:-

ok, so I had to improvise on some bits...the "facet" was off my daughters handbag charm that she chucked away and it glistened at me from the bin...its been on my desk since the summer waiting for a special moment! it didn't quite go to plan but its very pretty, the photograph hasn't picked it up very well.  I didn't have any of T!m's pearls either, so I got some head pins and beaded on little white and turquoise beads and some clear beads and made my own!! obviously didn't have the roll of pearls or bling so that was a bit of pearl ribbon and some lines of bling....I did, however, have his paper, pin and "wish" ticket!! roflxx the little snowflakes in the corner are from Tando creative....

so, thats my take on this weeks SCD piece - do pop on over to the blog and see what the others have created - there are some gorgeous pieces there...

Have a good weekend xx

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday 3rd December 2010

Morning!another Friday and the end of another dire week which saw my Husband admitted to hospital! at least he's closer to home! which is helpful, especially in this awful weather we're having.

I was clearing my desk ready to take a picture of my SCD piece when I realised that I'd totally missed my Vanilla Sugar, here is my vanilla sugar piece

The triangles are maya road little triangles which were covered with basic grey paper and then adhered to another triangle - a bit of inka gold in red and a charm finished it all off!.

So, SCD day and the start of another month...this month, so that you can still play and get some of those last minute Christmas bits done, the Challenge for the month is:-


this week its Sioux's turn to choose the theme and she's chosen


so, here's my tag:-

the tag was coloured using distress inks and then stamped with a inkadinkadoo christmas stamp - the tree is a tim holtz sticker and the little tag at the bottom a tim stamp...the holly is also another tim stamp, a rather old one and a little tree charm finishes it all off.

Pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the dt have created this week - there are some fab examples there.

Hope you all have a good week and stay safe in this awful weather.

TFL xx