Monday, May 11, 2015


This week over on the Tando creative blog the theme is:-


the theory behind this one is to get the chipboard wet and then peel back the layers… this is harder than it sounds as the chipboard is such good quality you have to let the water soak in a fair while before attempting to separate the layers..

I have made this:-

I started off with an atc and spritzed it with water.. I left it for about 10 mins and then peeled off the top layer by rolling it back.. once I was happy with the corners and sides I left it over night to dry.  I selected two butterflies from the grab bag and spritzed with water and when soaked in, peeled back a couple of layers, ensuring that the body of the butterfly was left intact.. I then rolled the top wings and left over night to dry.

Once dry a light coating of acrylic paint was added - the bottom of the atc was stamped with a text stamp and then "wish", treasure gold was added to the rolled edges.  The butterflies were given a coating of rock candy distress crackle paste after some black doodling had been added…

Don't forget you can join in with our weekly themes and for one lucky player there is a prize! pop on over to the Tando blog and see what the other DT members have been up to and also join in with our challenge.

TFL xx

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Paperartsy challenge - sprays

This last fortnight the paperartsy challenge has been spray inks… I started off by creating this..

using dylusions coloured ink sprays and then spritzing with the white ink…

then I created this:-

 and then we lost Ty and all of my creativity has gone… and I ended up with these…

but with no idea, or inclination to do anything with them… my craft room was shared with Ty and he was always with me and I just couldn't bear to be in there….

but, yesterday…. I made this:-

The bottom tag was doodled and stencilled… the stamped saying is by Darcy and I think the plate is number 14? the flower is one of Lin Browns first plates and was stamped and then die cut with the matching die… I coloured the ribbon by spritzing on inks.. the remainder inks where soaked up with another tag…

not brilliant, but, at least a start… 

TFL xx


Well, what a week in which we said goodbye to this fabulous boy…

Ty has been our constant companion for 13 years and 4 months, a good old age for a weimaraner… he has left a massive hole in our hearts and our house is now exceptionally empty, and quiet…as Ty has been with us for such a long time he is well known to our friends and neighbours and has grown up with our children and their friends, and it has been really lovely the comments that people have left and memories they have shared with us.

RIP my baby boy - miss you so very much, but, at least you are pain free now - see you at the rainbow bridge baby xx

Monday, May 4, 2015



Over on the Tando blog this week we have a colour theme…

using some acrylic paint I made this mixed media board:-

I also used the "have your say" and sequin masks and also a mini owl… the saying is a stamp from Paperartsy… I also created this canvas board:-

I used the same acrylic paints and the same masks.. prior to painting I used grungepaste and the new mini stencil "distressed diamond".  I painted three butterflies with lime green paint and added doodling and liquid pearls… the stamped sentiment is from visible image.

Pop on over to the Tando blog for more colour pieces and also details on how to win some fab Tando goodies.

TFL xx 

Monday, April 27, 2015

mini's week

Hi, its mini week over on the Tando blog - I just love the mini range there are so many elements and just the right size for all projects… today I'm sharing an ATC..

I started off by painting my atc base with decoart tradition acrylic paint - using Kaz' dotted star mask and the mini distressed diamond mask I added a further layer of paint….my mini flowers, leaves, butterfly and owl were all painted using the traditions paint… each element being doodled on with black and white pens…a piece of hessian mesh was added to the base and the rest of the elements all added.

Don't forget to pop along to the Tando blog this week for more mini projects.

TFL xx

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Free for all week

Hi over on the Tando Creative blog its Free for All week…its my turn today to share my piece..

I have chosen to use the Love Wall Art plaque..

All of the elements come in the kit….I started off my adding paint to my base layers…brown umber on the bottom element and turquoise on the smaller sections.  I then added a coating of crackle glaze and once dry added white paint over the top and waited for the cracks to appear! In the meantime I added red paint to my hearts and then overstepped before adding a layer of Decoart triple gloss… The other elements all had umber added and then gold outlines…. I edged all elements with distress ink and adhered all my painted pieces together.

TFL xx

Monday, April 13, 2015


seem to be everywhere at the moment, I'm hankering after one to go on my chamilia bracelet too!! lol - anyway, every now and again we have a "same but different" week over on the Tando Creative blog - this is where the DT are given the same product to create with and during the week each of us with our different skill base shows that product in a different way… this time we are working with the new owl releases - the larger owls or the mini's

I have created a canvas board:-

I started off with a canvas board to which I added grungepaste using the Andy Skinner masks baroque and have your say I then added paperartsy fresco paint and when dry sanded the raised areas back before adding some treasure gold.  Taking my 2 large owls I painted these with acrylic paints, once dry I stamped the large wings with a crackle stamp and brown ink…glossy accents were added to the eyes. I printed off a saying, doodled and inked the edges, matted onto brown cardstock, I then added a couple of pieces of washi tape to the board and some faux nail heads…

Don't forget to pop on over to the Tando blog this week to see some more owl projects..

TFL xx