Thursday, February 26, 2009

Week 47 - Diamonds are a girls best friend!

Oh boy am I late this week? I went to photograph my tag last night and realised that I'd forgotten to charge my camera battery!! lolxx I'm so used to popping the compact into the docking station to load piccies and recharge I'd forgotten all about having to do it seperately!! roflxx.

Friday means tag day and this week the theme has been set by Anne, and she's chosen "Diamonds are a girls best friend" and its open to your interrpretation, as always....

Here's mine:-

Also this week we have a fab blog booty from Karen at Scrapz, she has kindly donated one plate of PA stamps and an organza bag full of goodies....if you've never visited her shop pop on over and be prepared to spend spend spend!! lolxx So, taggers, get creating and you might be the lucky winner of some fab stamps and goodies....

TFL xx

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge - colour combo

Over on the Basic Grey Challenge blog this week the theme is a colour combo - there are several options to choose from and I've chosen, "Pink and Brown"

The background paper is basic grey blush, the pink ovals are co-ordinations, the pink prima flowers are mounted on brown circles cut from Basic Grey Granola and the brown brads are basic grey granola too.... The image is by magnolia, kindly donated by my friend Janina (yep and I can hear you scoff from here!!!! lolxx) which was coloured in with water colour pencils - a bit of bling and a few doodles finish it off....

Pop on over to the basic grey challenge blog and see the dt's fab creations and join in the fun!!

TFL xx

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tag you're it - week 46 and its.....

....circles and swirls as chosen by the lovely Dawn.....

Background is basic grey paper, the swirls are maya road chipboard which was painted with daubers, stamped and then hi-lighted with that infamous gold dauber!! lolxx...bling and alphabet stamps finished it off...

We had a fantastic response to last weeks tag challenge - pop on over to the Tag You're it blog and see who the lucky winner was of those great stamps kindly donated by funky kits.....see the other fab DT tags whilst you're there and perhaps you'll be inspired to join us this week! hope so!

TFL xx

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tag you're it wk 45 - love, hearts and romance...

Look at whats on offer this week at Tag you're it!! how fab are they? Karen, from Funky kits has kindly donated the three stamps, shown above, as a great giveaway to one lucky tagger, who will be chosen randomly from all those that take part this week - so, perhaps this is the week you give it a go......we'd love to see what you come up with...

Anyway, the theme this week is "Love, hearts and Romance" well with Valentines Day looming quick and fast what other theme could we have?
Here's my offering this week:-
The background is basic grey paper, the edges of the tag were distressed and hi-lighted with gold dauber! the image is by leanne Ellis and available at Funky Kits, she has been shaded using water colour pencils. The flowers are by prima and the centres are little crystal brads the green heart is a pin, the word "love" has been cut on the cricut. Heart embossed ribbon finish it off.

Take the plunge and join us this week and you could be the lucky tagger who gets to win those gorgeous stamps!

TFL xx

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pink Elephant....

There's a new challenge blog in town...and its called "The Pink Elephant challenge" brill name hey? Its the first week and the challenge is to create something using pink, black and, here's my attempt:-

The back ground paper is pink co-ordinations which was run thro' the cuttlebug with an embossing folder and then sanded, the edges were then distressed using scissors (cos I appear to have lost my Heidi Swapp pink circle distresser!!) then dabbed with black dauber....paper ribbon is black cardstock cut with the threaded water punch and hi lighted, more pink co-ordinations and then ribbon - the image is a Leanne Ellis stamp. A couple of flowers with a friendly plastic pink heart, beads and pins finish it off.

TFL xx

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge 21 - Let's mix it up...

Over on the Basic Grey challenge site the challenge is to use two or more basic grey ranges on your project....

Here's a notebook I made for Sian, my DD:-

The covers are made from Eva papers, the paper ribbon is also Eva range, the flowers are cut on the cricut and are from two different sheets of paper from the Scarlett letter pack and the brad is one from the Granola collection. Stickles, Rubbons and a ribbon charm finish it off..

She has no excuse for forgetting those important things now has she?? lol

TFL xx

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tag Your it... week 44

Wow what a great response last week for the purple onion sponsored "purple tag" Thank you to everyone that joined in - its going to be a hard task for Michele to select her favorite....

This weeks challenge is a sketch drawn by the lovely and talented Kath-

So, taggers, do what you will - copy it direct, flip it, whatever you fancy - can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

I don't do sketches very well, perhaps I think I need some more practise!

Here's my tag:-

The background was a sheet of brown basic grey paper which has pink flowers on it, I stamped a text stamp in black and then using a purple onion swirl stamp, stamped and heat embossed with gold. The edges of the tag were distressed and then swiped over with a brown chalk pad. The three squares are a piece of white card which was painted with stream dauber and then smudged over with cranberry - I then heat embossed the mosaic stampers anon stamp, placing Tim Holtz fragments over selected areas I cut them out and then adhered to tag, some string threaded with beads made the braid for the top and a printed sentiment finished it off.....

Pop on over to Tag you're it and see what my DT fellow members have created!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge, something different for a's my entry to this weeks Basic Grey Sketch Challenge......

All of the papers are from the Eva collection by basic grey - the central piece is an Eva Rub on, also by basic grey. The addition of the charm and a few bits of bling finish off the piece!

I got my new camera today, a Nikon D40 - oh boy is it good?? I've been snapping everything and getting on everyones nerves!! lolxx I've also taken some piccies of my rather untidy crafting area - where did all that stuff come from? I'm off to a crop this weekend so thats going to be my target for the day - crop "My Space....."......tflxx