Monday, August 14, 2017

One for the men!

Hi and welcome to my little corner of blogland.

Today its my turn over on the Papermaze blog, and I've created this male themed card…


Pop on over to the Papermaze blog for more details…

TFL xx

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tando colour theme

Hi, and welcome to my little spot in blogland.  Today is start of the August colour theme over on the Tando Creative blog.  Doesn't seem possible that tomorrow is the 1st August and someone said the other day 21 weeks til Christmas!!!! 

So, here is the colour scheme for August:-


and here is atc number 8/2017


The greyboard base had texture paste added using the Tando mini distressed diamonds stencil, some old dictionary paper was also adhered.  Paperartsy paints in sherbet, lavender and bourganvillia were then added, along with some doodling and stencilling using the mini numbers stencil.  Parts from the Whimsical birds set 2 were painted using the same colour ways and then doodled… 

All Tando products available from the tando retail site.

TFL xx

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Free for All

Hi, this week is the Free for All week over on the Tando blog.  A week where we can showcase our creations those that don't fit into the normal weekly themes…

Recently I requested the Kate Crane divided box kit which was part of the MOM classes back in April and here is what I did with it….







and lastly, with my last two mixed media board pieces….


Tando products used:-
Kate Crane mixed media box
Mini flowers and butteflies
Stampendous embossing enamel crystals
All items available on the Tando Retail site.

TFL xx

Monday, July 17, 2017

Something a little different

Hi, those that know me know that I don't scrapbook, but, there are times that you just have too…and the final selfie for Steve, Josh and I just before Josh went thro' to the departures lounge at Heathrow last Wednesday, on his way to Australia before starting work in japan is one of those occasions…


The thing is that I don't have any photo paper to print out my snap so that will follow….

Created for my Papermaze blog post up today.

TFL xx

Monday, July 10, 2017

Media boards

Hello, today its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog and this week the theme is Media Boards.

I really enjoy working on this media and most of my Tando DT work will use one of the chipboard bases, in either size.

I made two boards for this week's post, both different in style….

Number 1


Onto the bare board I applied grungepaste using the long flourish stencil.  Red, orange and yellow acrylics were then added, a versa mark ink pad was rubbed along the raised areas and pushed down in some places before adding some embossing enamels.  A whimsical bird was painted and doodled and added to the board.

Number 2


This time the mini criss cross stencil was used with the grunge paste and acrylic paints added.  A whimsical house was painted in the same colours and adhered to the board upon a bed of washi tape!!

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog this week to see what the other dt members have done with their boards.

TFL xx

Monday, July 3, 2017

ATC 7/2017

So today over on the Tando blog the July colour scheme is announced and its lovely and bright:-


 What a gorgeous colour palette hey? so vibrant just right for a lovely summery month….

So, here is ATC 7/2017


The base is a chipboard atc which had acrylic paint added…. the same colours were used to colour the butterfly and the heart was painted with the red paint and then a layer of crackle glaze added….white doodles and a bit of stamping with paint finished off this months ATC.

Pop on over to the blog this week to see what other DT members have created using the same colour scheme.

TFL xx

Friday, June 23, 2017

You saw it on Hochanda….

Hello, this week over on the Tando blog the DT are sharing the pieces that were shown on the recent Hochanda show which aired the 24th May.

I was sent the shadow frame set.  This set consists of 5 different shapes with a solid base and then a larger frame and inner and a smaller frame and inner….. Its strange how the mind works Di designed the kits so that the smaller frame sat inside the larger frame and this would then create a lovely shelf for the minis (which were provided with the kits for Hochanda)… like this:-


hence why they are called shadow frames??

but, me being me used the rest the other way round, so that the larger frame was secured to the base and the smaller frame sat on top…


I think this is my favourite piece….


My window


I added a wire thro the middle and threaded on beads before adding a butterfly



Using an inner I created:-


I was absolutely thrilled that all of my pieces were shown at sometime during the two shows…. to say I was shouting at the telly is an understatement !! lol

Pop on over to the Tando blog and see the other wonderful Hochanda makes from the DT.

xx