Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bubbly funk


Its back to work for me today after a lovely break! bet I'll be totally done in at 5pm!! lol

Today its my first post for 2019 over on the bubbly funk blog…

This week I've made one of those important "Thank you" cards using some of the shops own stencils;-

Pop on over to the blog for details and to find out how to get your hands on those stencils

TFL xx

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!

I've been neglecting my blog over the last year or so.  To be honest, 2018 wasn't a very nice year! and that's putting it mildly! I've certainly come to realise exactly who my friends are and who I can rely on.  Putting that aside, and back in its box, today is the start of 2019 and a new clean slate!! I don't make resolutions, but, have definite objectives for this year!!

Today its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog - I've been part of this design team for a very long time and I never miss the colour weeks - last years mixed media boards, plus other projects have all been stored here:-

I can't get anymore in there, so I need to get a new box for 2019's creations…

So, this years first colour palette is:-

and this year's offerings are going to be coins or cards, of the artist trading variety!!

Happy New Year, see you tomorrow!

TFL xx

Monday, November 5, 2018

Colour week Tando Creative

Hi, today its my turn over on the Tando Creative Blog.

This week is a colour week, and Novembers colour palette is:-

Festive berry colours…

So, here is number 11 mixed media board

This is one of the larger boards and was painted using paperartsy fresco paints.  I usually use all five colours on my projects, but, this month I decided to just use three….. I also dug out my crackle texture paste as I was keen to try a technique I saw on facebook, it didn't turn out as I wanted but its a good first attempt!! the base was stencilled using the tando sequin waste stencil, a mini arrow and whimsical house was also added.

Do pop along to the Tando blog for some more colour inspiration this week.

TFL xx

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Hello on this Hallowe'en Wednesday…. today is my first Wednesday post over on the bubbly funk blog - this will now be my regular day, so you'll know where to find me!!

Today, I decided to do a one page book - I've not seen these before and they are really easy to do so I will be making many more!!

This is the front of my book.
Using my gelli plate, I added paint, added a stencil, and then took a print with an a4 sheet of paper.  Using one of the new Bubbly Funk Stencils (released tomorrow) I added stars to my sheet and painted.  Due to the base being paper it took a while for each stage to dry… and I must admit I did get a bit impatient!! Once dry I folded into the book.

I decorated each double spread separately….

each page was decorated using neocolour 2 pencils, stamps and doodles!!

TFL xx

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hallowe'en post 1

Hello, today its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog - the theme this week is Anything goes - so, on this hallowe'en's eve what else but a Hallowe'en project:-

I'm just loving these coins (as well as the cards), so I've made a pair…

So, both bases, were painted with orange, red and yellow acrylic paint and then had black added around the edges.  Hallowe'en was stamped onto painted paper and added along with some Tim Holtz Halloween pieces - and paper dolls were added. Some doodling was added around the edges using ink pens.

TFL xx

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