Monday, February 8, 2016

Love and hearts…..

is this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative Blog… and I made this mixed media board as my project:-

The mixed media board is the larger of the two available and measures 74mm x 138mm.  I painted the base with ruby and magenta acrylic paints by Dana Wakely.  Then using the magenta and white paints I then stamped and stencilled over the top….when dry I added black to the edges and some doodling.  The stamped quote is a new stamp from Paperartsy, EDY18, and I can see me using this a lot!  A heart and wings from the Tando Wings and heart set were painted, doodled and the edges had some treasure gold added…..

Pop on over to the Tando Blog during the week for some more projects.  All projects are added to Facebook too, so please add the link to your profile.

TFL xx

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pink elephants

Hello…over on the Tando blog the week the theme is animals.  Tando have a great range of chipboard animals, from butterflies and the stunning owls right up to elephants!!

I used the elephant bunting kit for this project.  Within the kit you get 8 elephants and they can be used anyway you like.  For this project I used three elephants and a couple of mini flowers:-

The elephants come in three sections - the main body, an ear and an eye…. all of my elephants were painted with Paperartsy fresco paint, stamped with a crackle stamp for their wrinkles, and their eyes painted with matching colours…black and white pens were used to doodle the edges and add definition to their trunks…lol the flowers were painted with the same pink and grey paint and added in the middle of their ties…

Don't forget that Tando creative will be at the Sincerely Yours show at Thetford on Sunday…pop along and say Hi..

TFL xx

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cards by Carol

Hi, hasn't it turned cold out there! we had our first lot of snow on Thursday, didn't amount to much and quickly disappeared but its left us in the grips of a cold wind and dropping temperatures, mind you, we shouldn't complain as it is January after all!!

Today its my turn to share my piece over on the Tando Creative blog and this week the theme has been cards:-

I started off by making a masterboard using acrylic paint and various stamps…I then cut this to fit onto a black mount and then onto a white 5 x 7 card blank.

The mini butterfly and flower with stem, from a grab bag, were then painted and doodled before being attached to the card…

As is my intention this year, I also made a matching tag and here they are together...

TFL xx

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and a really good start to 2016!
We had Josh home for 10 days which was lovely, it was nice to have the house full and buzzing again! now its all de-christmassed and we are all back to normal tomorrow, which includes the diet

So, onto the first theme for 2016 over on the Tando Creative blog - we have decided to keep the colour themes going for 2016.. and this year I have decided to make all of mine ATC's that way I will have a wonderful page of 12 colourful ATC's - anyone fancy joining me on my journey??

So, the first colour scheme is:-

and my first ATC is:-

Tando product used:-

I added acrylic paint to the base in two tones of grey, a dark blue  and a dirty orange/yellow colour.  Once dry I added some stencilling using the mini mask… the starts and music were painted using the same paints and a coating of distress paint in rocky road added…some doodling and Tim Holtz typed stickers finished it off…

Do pop on over to the Tando blog for more colour pieces this week.

TFL xx

Monday, December 21, 2015

Free for All...

….as we head into Christmas week Tando Creative have a couple of "free for all" weeks, which means that anyone can enter our challenge with any project that they have made - pop on over to the Tando blog and see how to take part...

anyway, today I'm sharing with you my Christmas tree printers tray, which is filled with loads of Tando minis…

Tando product used:-

Happy Christmas!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Holidays

Hi, winter holidays makes you think of somewhere tropic, blue skies, lots of sun, sea and sand…ummm instead its the theme over on the Tando blog this week and today I'm sharing the project I recently had published in Craft Stamper…

The base was a Tando Art room base and we had strict guidelines to adhere too.  I found it incredibly hard to photograph this are there is so much bling and sparkle on it, see a copy of the latest craft stamper for much better pictures!!

Pop on over to the Tando blog for more Winter Holiday projects..

TFL xx

Monday, December 7, 2015


Hi, its my turn to start off the new weekly theme over on the Tando Creative Blog…and this week our theme is:-  BLING - well, with Christmas approaching very fast its a great theme to kick start all those projects and cards we have, well I have at least, still to make…

So, here is my BLING project:-

I choose two circles from the circle grab bag and painted with white paint, I then painted mini flowers and mini leaves 2 - once dry all elements were given a covering of rock candy distress stickles…bling was added to the middles of the flowers...

Using another couple of circles I made these:-

This time I adhered christmas paper to the base and then sanded back, the trees are from the grab bag of wonky trees and were painted with green acrylic paint, a die cut, bling and ribbon was added to complete the pieces.

Here they are together:-

Pop on over to the Tando blog and see what other bling projects have been created this week.

TFL xx