Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stampotique challenge 284

So, with all this new found "me" time, I'm catching up with Birthday cards!!

This one was made for a special person and used the stampotique Cecil the cow stamp by Karen Hayselden

I stamped onto white cardstock and then masked before adding distress ink and stamping a text stamp over the top….once peeled off the image was coloured in using prismacolour pencils and then hi-lights added using glossy accents.

I'm entering this card into the Stampotique challenge.

TFL xx

Paperartsy - Glitter

Hello, I'm posting this on Sunday and the weather is totally gorgeous! its so warm, the sun is out and the sky is blue, how lovely is that for mid October??

Today I'm taking part in the fortnightly Paperartsy challenge and for this fortnight the theme is Glitter.

With Christmas fast approaching I've decided to get ahead with my Christmas cards, so, here is Christmas Card 2017 number 1!!

The stamps are Scrapcosy 08 and I've stamped the larger bauble then masked and stamped again.  I've coloured using prismacolours and then covered with distress stickles in rock candy, I then added platinum stickles - ok, might be cheats glitter, but, still glistens without the mess!! lol 

TFL xx

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tando Creative - Same but Different week


Over on the Tando Creative Blog we often have "same but different" weeks.  These are weeks when we are all sent the same product and we put our stamp on it… this time we were sent the shrine kit to play with.

which can be found here.

Here is my finished piece:-

I painted the bare pieces using a variety of acrylic paint… three birds from the whimsical birds 2 set were also painted using the same paint ways.  Once dry all pieces were stencilled and stamped using paint.  I then added a bird to the inside of the shrine so that he stood in the middle and then built the shrine around him.

A further bird was added to the front and some straw bedding (hessian) added inside for bedding.

I added some corrugated card for the roof and added a stamped roofing section… for a bit of fun I added a bird to the roof and crossed his legs!! lol

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week and see what the rest of the DT have made with their shrines.

TFL xx

Sunday, October 8, 2017

such a long time...

Hi, its been such a long time that I posted on my blog something that was make for me or for fun, for a long time everything is for DT's and as I work full time DT work has taken a lot of my crafting/me time, for that reason I decided to give up the Papermaze DT.  I have been on this DT for a long time and have made loads of different makes and taken classes and done a make and take for the last 4/5 christmas'.  So, with extra time on my hands I have been making some birthday cards and getting ahead of my Christmas card making…

Here is one of my recent makes:-

with more time on my hands I'm also looking to rejoin some online challenges….watch this space!!

TFL xx

Monday, October 2, 2017

October colour week

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog!

Today see's the start of the October colour week over on the Tando Creative blog.  The colour palette is a real autumnal one

so, here is ATC 10/2017

The base, a Tando chipboard atc base,  was painted with acrylic paints and then stencilled with sequin waste.  Some elements from the new Tim Holtz Hallowe'en ephemera and ancestry packs were added along with 3 Tando mini pumpkins.

For some reason I really like creating hallowe'en pieces, watch out for some more!! lol

TFL today and do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog for more autumnal pieces.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Tando Creative Colour Week

Hello, 4th September already! the kids must all be heading back to school this week, scary to think they've had 6 weeks off!! its a long time since I have had to worry about getting school uniform and essentials ready to go back to school with, but, I can remember the hours spent labelling things!! not that that made a lot of difference!!

This week over on the Tando Creative blog its the colour theme…so for September its this colour palette.

such vibrant colours for this time of year!

So, here is ATC 9/2017

The base is the Tando ATC chipboard base which was painted using acrylic paint… stencils:- minis clock mask and numbers and the 6x6 stencil sequin waste extra texture was added by adding paint using an old store credit card.  A house from the whimsical house set was painted and then stamped using a crackle stamp this was then added to my atc base along with some text.

All items used are available from the Tando Creative retail shop.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week and see what some of the other DT members have created.

TFL xx

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tag a long

Hello all and welcome to this lovely Bank Holiday Monday - the next bank holiday is Christmas!! lol

This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is "tags" and here is my tag:-

My base is a tag from the set of 5 long tags and this was then painted with decoArt media fluid acrylic paint in various colours…. the cogs are from the Andy Skinners Industrial elements set all painted with the media fluids…. the edge was hi-lighted using gold treasure gold… a Tim Holtz sentiment finished it off.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week to see more tags and some of our new DT members first pieces.

TFL xx