Monday, December 2, 2019

December colour theme


Well, we are now in December, where on earth has this year gone?  I seriously don't believe that we are steam rolling towards Christmas and before you know it it will be New Year!

This week is the last colour theme week of 2019 over on the Tando Creative Blog.

The colour theme is:-

and here are my ATC's

Both card and coin have been painted using Paperartsy fresco paints some stamping using colour matching ink was added to the Card base.

All the mini elements were also painted using the fresco paint, with glossy accents and glitter added.

Do pop on over to the Tando blog this week to see what my teamies have been up to.

TFL xx

Saturday, November 2, 2019


Hello on this Saturday morning, its my turn over on the Tando Blog bring this weeks' theme of Spooky and creepy to an end with these artist trading card and coin.

Pop on over for more info.

TFL xx

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

bubbly funk

Hello, happy Wednesday!!

Its my turn over on the Bubbly Funk blog today - pop over and see this journalling page…


Thursday, September 5, 2019

September Colour post

Hello, and welcome to my very neglected blog - thank you for visiting today.

This week is the monthly colour theme week over on the Tando Blog and today is my turn to show my ATC's for September.

I decided to create a card and coin for this month.  Both basically the same techniques and colours.

Firstly, this month's colour scheme:-

Now for my artists trading card:-

I used paperartsy fresco paints for my cards this month.  I painted the bases and, in my head, I envisaged a sort of crackled/weathered look for my base, but, it doesn't matter which product I use, how I use it, nothing cracks! the only way I get a crackled effect is to stamp it, but, that didn't look right! so after another failure I decided to use a baby wipe and rub most of the paint back leaving a little behind! not quite what I envisaged, but, not too bad.

If you saw the recent Hochanda shows with Di sharing the new tagged elements, you will have seen these cute birds on one of the tags - there are several different designs and all great sizes, see here.  I adore these birds, so much freedom to create just what you want with no restrictions and everyone different!

So, you've seen the card, now for the coin:-

Do pop on over to the Tando blog and see what my teamies have been up to…

TFL xx

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Anything goes

Hello, Saturday again where are the weeks going?

This week has been an "Anything goes" week over on the Tando blog and today its my turn to share this Kate Crane Divided box kit.  I already have one in my craft room which is full of my tags, atc's (coins and cards) and I needed another for this years projects…

Using the techniques detailed in Di Olivers recent Hochanda show's I embossed some painted cardstock and adhered this to the sides rather than painting direct onto the greybeard.

Elements from the Andy Skinner Industrials kit finished off my bookplate.

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog for some great projects and inspiration.

TFL xx

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Monthly record


Years ago there used to be a monthly inspiration blog to create "calendar" pages for the month and to keep a record of your daily events through out that month - I keep trying to keep a diary to record daily events but they only last a couple of days, so, I decided to try this idea again.

The full steps are over on the Bubbly funk blog today, but, here is the finished piece (as at 31.07.19 lol)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

how long?

Hello everyone, can't believe how long has past since I last blogged!!

Its my turn over on the Tando blog today.

this week has been the colour week and its my turn to share my August ATC (coin)…

tfl xx