Sunday, September 27, 2009

mega challenge post...

I have been doing these pieces all week and just didn't get around to photographing, here are my entries to a few challenges:-

Bubbly Scrumptious:-

Heres my entry to the "Vintage" challenge:-

the main image is a stamp! one of a set of 16 that I have recently acquired, all of them FAB! see another one further down...

This is my "House" entry...

Here is an entry for "Bizzy Becs" where the challenge was to use "pink or plum and burgandy and green, item must include lace, ribbon or fibres...."
The background paper is green with burgnady and pink spots, the flower is green with pink splashes, burgandy ribbon and a piece of lace which has pink and green flowers/leaves on it...the main piece is a piece of card coloured with AI's stamped with an oriental image and matted onto burgandy card....hope this meets the criteria!! lol

and my final challenge piece, although not last piccies...

is for Kathy's Sketch file:-

..that lady is another of those stamps I mentioned!!

and finally:-
Seven of us went to Ally Pally yesterday, if anyone has been following the paperartsy blog you'll know that Leandra was making some Archies to give away yesterday (well, after you'd bought some stamps of course and as I don't have that many stamps!! lolxx) anyway, look at this adorable piece...

ok, so the mannequin is a work in progress!! lolxx and still very stark...but, I hope that doesn't detract from my gorgeous archie??

TFL xx

Friday, September 25, 2009

Last moo of the month....

I've enjoyed this month of the moo...I love all the challenges and themes we've had so far on SCD, but, this month has really been "My cuppa" lol - so, its really sad that its come to an, as usual, the last week of the month always falls to me to choose the theme and I've chosen:-


and here is my ABC moo:-

it started with a piece of white card - now thats a surprise isn't it!! lolxx, which was then coloured with distress inks (another surpise!!) a paperartsy mini was then stamped in black versafine ink. The little ABC was cut out on the cricut and glossed using Rangers Sepia Glossy Accents and little yellow gems added whilst the glaze was still drying. The edges were then edged with brown chalk ink. Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the others have created there are some wonderful moos on there....

Ally Pally on Saturday, the usual suspects are all going, purses ready and elbows too come to that!! mind you I know which stalls will be getting the majority of my dosh!! lolxx will let you all know my purchases on Sunday!!

Have a good weekend!
TFL xx

Friday, September 18, 2009

Metal Moos...

This week over at SCD its time for a bit of metal - metal moo's to be exact!! lolxx. Ang has chosen the theme and ever since last April's Ally Pally visit and seeing Linda Brown and Leandra, aka Mrs Paperartsy, she's been obsessed!! so, its no surprise that she chose metal for the theme....

Here's my metal moo:-

The base is a piece of white card cut to size. I then took three pieces of metal ensuring that they were big enough to overlap the edges. I then ran two of the pieces thro' the cuttlebug with different embossing folders. I then added alcohol inks to these pieces and then sanded off the colour on the raised pieces. The middle section was written after seeing a tutorial on Tacho tuesday - if you've never watch this you should not only will you learn something but have a good giggle at the same time. This middle section was then spritzed with glimmer mists. The pieces were then adhered to the moo and folded over with a spare moo on the back as that folded metal can be rather sharp!!

We have also announced our new DT members. I'm pleased to say that Laura and Tammara have both agreed to join our small band I'm hoping that they'll enjoy the challenges already set and come up with some great ones too!!

We took Sian off to Cheltenham on Sunday. The run up to the departure was fine. Five minutes from home it hit me what we were doing, so a few tears !! then when we got there it was all systems go to get the luggage up three flights of metal circular stairs!! and get her food shop in and get her sorted before we left at 4.30pm.....only ok for about 3 mins this time before the floodgates opened again!! Sian is a level headed and sensible girl and I know that she's going to do really well at Uni - I'm so proud of her for all her achievements and the way that she goes about things - MY GIRL xx

TFL xx

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friday again!

Grief these weeks are going far too quickly, and this week I wanted to go so slow - I wanted each minute to be an hour and to savour it - the reason - Sian is off this Sunday and boy am I going to miss her! I'll be wishing the hours, days and weeks and months away until the 13th December when she comes home again....perhaps I should move to Cheltenham?? far too expensive - lovely place tho'!

So, as its Friday again, its SCD day....we are still on our Moo challenge and this week the theme, chosen by the lovely and talented Gez, is circles...

Here is my effort:-

The base, as usual is a piece of white card cut to moo size!! lolxx, I then stamped a couple of stamps from Inkadindoo's gem stone jewel set with versamark onto the blank card and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder - I then added distress inks over the top - the clear embossing acting as a resist - a couple of gems and inked edges finish it off...

Do pop on over to the SCD blog the girls have come up with some gorgeous creations and well worth a look and I really hope that you're inspired to have a go and create some moo's!

The call for the DT has proved really sucessful - an announcement of who will be joining us will hopefully be made this week so do look our for our new members!

TFL xx

Friday, September 4, 2009

Its Friday....

again, and its Month 5 week 17 - can't believe that its been 17 weeks since the launch of SCD and I'm so pleased that we had so many people playing last week - it was fantastic! and there has also been a great response to the call for new DT members. There have been some very talented people apply so its going to be a tough decision for us to choose just two! A big Thank You to Pia for being such a great Guest Designer last month - her houses were just gorgeous weren't they?

So, a new month and a new Challenge - the challenge set for September is Moo Card - these little pieces of art measure 2.8cm x 7cm (roughly the size of a microscope slide) and the theme for this week, chosen by Dawn, is "BLACK AND GOLD"

Here is my black and gold moo.....

the background is a white piece of card painted with gold acryllic paint.....I then cut a smaller piece of black card and stamped a hero arts rose stamp with versamark and then embossed it in gold then hi-lighted the leaves and head with glossy accents...three black pearls along the bottom finished off the piece.

Well, its not long now til we take Sian off to Cheltenham - to be honest I'm dreading it! she's ticking off the days, I'm trying to hold onto them!! still before we know it she'll be home for Christmas with a suitcase of dirty clothes!!

Hope that some of you will be tempted to have a go with our Moo challenge this month we have some great themes lined up! Pop on over to SCD and have a look at the other fab creations....

TFL xx