Monday, October 15, 2018

Pink Ribbons and threads

Hello, the theme this week, over on the Tando Creative blog, is:-

Pink Ribbons and Threads for breast cancer awareness month.

Here is my project:-

The base is a Tando ATC (Artist Trading coin) which was painted with Paperartsy Fresco acrylic paint.  Once dry another hue of pink was added through the bubbles stencil (which is vastly becoming my favourite, and much used stencil).  A deeper tone of pink was added to act as my "threads".  I tied a ribbon with pink ribbon and added some small pink flowers, with some stickers to finish off the piece.

Do pop on over to the blog this week where you will find loads of great pink and threads inspiration for breast cancer awareness month.

TFL xx

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Craft Stamper piece


During the Summer, Craft Stamper magazine approached Di at Tando creative with the view of a sponsored article.  This means that both the Tando and Craft Stamper DT's get the same item to work with and create in their style….. I, for one, can't wait to see what everyone has created, but, I have to wait until I get my copy of the magazine.

So, this week, over on the blog the Tando DT are sharing with your their makes, today its my turn… with this:-

and once opened:-

sides and back:-

If you fancy getting your hands on a copy of the magazine and seeing all the makes together, head on over to, or for digital copies
For the tando seek peeks head on over to the Tando blog

TFL xx

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tando Creative colour week.

Hi all!

As this is the first week of the month its colour week over on the Tando blog! the year is flying isn't it? and I, for one, won't be sad to see the back of 2018! 

The colour palette for October is:-

and here is mixed media board number 10/2018

I added Dina Wakely paints to the base and then doodled using paint.  A Paperartsy stamped image was added and then painted using the same paints… 

TFL xx

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Hello, I'm just coming to the end of two weeks off work and its been a lovely relaxing time (apart from starting Sian's old bedroom!!, several trips to the dump and all that decorating entails!) - its also given me a chance to catch up on some crafty projects and to partake in the Paperartsy fortnightly challenge - the theme for the last two weeks are Artist Trading Coins so I'm in!! lol

Here is one of the coins I've created…

The base is a Tando Creative AT coin and I added grungepaste thro' a stencil… I then added Paperartsy fresco chalk acrylic on the top, blending in four colours… I then stamped one of the flowers from Tracy Scotts ETS07 set, coloured and cut out and adhered to the top of the coin - a couple of stickers were then added to finish it off….

TFL xx

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tando - September colours


Can you believe that its September already? before we know it it will be Christmas - how many crafters, I wonder, have already started on their Christmas cards?

Today, its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog.  This week is the colour theme week, and the palette for September is:-

lovely autumnal colours aren't they?

In keeping with other months, here is my mixed media board number 9

One of the larger chipboard boards was used as my base and was painted using acrylic paint.  The bubbles stencil was also used on the background along with some doodling.

My focal image was some elements left over from the whimsical birds 2 set.

Pop on over to the Tando blog and see some other colour based themes.

TFL xx

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tando Anything goes week...

Hello, over on the Tando blog this week the theme is "anything goes" - I've decided to share my ATC's  (both a card and some coins)

The thing with the crafty world is that things always come around again…. ATC's were all the rage a few years ago with everyone swapping on a regular basis and forums having  monthly swaps, I've got ring binders full of ATC's from swaps and also my own challenge of create an ATC a day!  

So, a few months ago a friend of mine said, fancy an artist trading coin swap?, what?? whats one of those, searched the web and there were a total of 2 posts! today there are loads.. and to join in the fun here is my offering for Tando this week:-

Up first is my ATC (card) …

The base can be found here - also used was the bubbles stencil which is fast becoming my no 1 stencil!!

Coin 1

The coin bases can be found here - also used on this card was the dot stream stencil and a butterfly from the a grab bag 

Coin 2

Sequin waste stencil along with some hearts from the mini range on this one.

Coin 3

The bubbles stencil was used again along with three stars from the mini stars pack.

Acrylic paint was used on all ATC's…

Pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week for some more anything goes projects.

TFL xx

Monday, July 30, 2018

August Colour week

Hello and welcome to my little corner of blogland.

Today its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog and this week its August colour week.

The vibrant colour base for August is:-

…. and here is mixed media board 8/12

Acrylic paint was added to the base with white paint stencilling added…. I added a thin layer of white paint so that my stamped text would stand out more.  I added a text box using an aquarelle pencil.  I painted a butterfly white and added black doodling using my pencil (My butterfly is inspired by a day out butterfly watching with Steve - its based loosely on the marbled whites we were fortunate to see).

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog for some more colour projects this week.

TFL xx