Saturday, October 31, 2009

more Hallowe'en

well, it is actually Hallowe'en today so what a better way than to post my Hallowe'en twinchies...they were made for the Bubbly Funk Forum monthly twinchie swap, but, they fit in with this weeks Bubbly funk challenge:-

the problem with this full time working malarky is that you don't get any decent light to take piccies - the end two are a bit blurred, but, bearing in mind they were taken in bad light!!! well thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it......Now, Sue, don't take a drink of tea!! lolxx, but, the background was patterned paper!! roflxx, which I stamped with my pumpkin stamp in sepia versafine. The spiders web, spiders, bats and "boo" were all cut on the cricut and then hi lighted with glossy accents. The hats, houses, boots and "hallowe'en" were from a sheet of patterned paper....

Have a great weekend....TFL xx

Friday, October 30, 2009

SCD day and its....

Hallowe'en Inchies week!

Well with the date being as it is what else could we have?

heres mine:-

and just for my lovely friend, Sue, guess what the base is made off? yep white card (ok Sue I can hear you laugh from here!! lolxx) and it was! coloured with distress inked and chalked with brown ink, the pumpkin was stamped with versafine and the top coloured with a green sakura glitter pen, a bit of computer text and the whole thing was coated with glossy accents.... you remember a couple of weeks ago I said that I was making something with my inchies? well, here it is...

...its an inchie cube and each side has a different week on - I must admit that I've got rather addicted to these little cubes - the tree was purchased from a craft fair a couple of weekends ago - I'm still unsure whether to leave it au natural or paint it or use it for its real purpose and decopatch it!! anyway, its to display my beautiful inchie cubes a couple of them have been made for me as prezzies....

Do pop along to the SCD blog there are some scary inchies on there this week, the girls have really done some FABBIE creating!

Don't forget that this week is our last week for inchies. For November we have something rather different lined up and we also have a Guest Designer joining us!

Have a great weekend. TFL xx

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

vintage offerings...

here are some twinchies and an inchie I made for a recent swap ... the middle one has got a bit of glare on it! (bad photography skills).... Backgrounds made with distress inks, glimmer mists and overstamped with a text stamp...images all from Crafty Individuals....various lace, ric-rac, blooms, punched fern leaves, buttons and bling.....


Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday again!

Every Thursday night when I sit down to write a post for my blog for the new SCD week, I tell myself that I should update my blog more! and each week I'm amazed at just how quickly Friday comes around - now thats a fab thing since its the start of the weekend - but, it just show's me how little time I get to do "other" things during the week now that I'm working full time!

So, its Friday again and its SCD time.....
We're still in inchie mode and this week its my great friend, Ang, who choose the theme...and its...


So, here my face (well not literally you understand!!);-

base white card with distress inks, lady stamp from one of those gorgeous inkadinkadoo packs (and no I'm not admitting how many packs I've got! rofl) character defination added with watercolour pencils, mini bling added a voila!

Pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the DT have come up with....

Have a great weekend. TFL xx

Friday, October 16, 2009


....means SCD day!

We are still on the inchies and this week the theme is

"Black and White"

I think that black and white is so elegant, don't you? and its, by far, my fav colour combo....

So, here's my inchie:-

White piece of card which was stamped with another one of those gorgeous Inkadinkado stamps, with black versafine ink ....a couple of mini gem stones and some computer generated text and a voila!

I have made something special with my inchies and will show you all at the end of the month....mind you, one of our players has already pipped me to the post and made a couple!! lolxx (you know who you are!)

These Fridays are coming around quickly aren't they? before we know it it will be christmas!

For anyone that lives nearby or within travelling distance - there is a craft fair, which is being supported by several local craft shops and some not so local! being held on Sunday 18th October in the Community Centre in Needham Market, Suffolk, between 10 and 4pm - I'm told that there are going to be various demonstrations by the stall holders, lots of goodies to buy and also light refreshments.....if you would like further info drop me a mail and I'll pass it onto the organisers...

TFL xx

Friday, October 9, 2009


are the new theme over at SCD this week and has been chosen by the very talented Gez...

Here is my take:-

the white background was shaded using water colour pencils and then the swan which is a 1 inch square stamp from inkadinadoo was stamped in black versafine...I highlighted the spaces with a gel ink glitter pen and inked the edges - I was going to add words and bits but decided it looked better plain....

Its been a strange ol' week this week. It was Sian's birthday yesterday and it was so odd wishing her happy birthday over the phone rather than with hugz and post arriving here either as everyone had strict instructions to post them to the uni!! then to make her birthday complete the University of Gloucester announced that they are closing Pittville Studios -which is where Sian has just started her degree, in January 2011 - so she'll be exactly half way thro' - they have said that they will relocate to another campus - will just have to wait and see!

Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see the other gorgeous creations from our great dt!

TFL xx

Thursday, October 8, 2009

green fairies....

my friend Anne and I do a regular monthly swap - we have a running theme going (remember the numbers) and each take it in turns to choose the theme for the current month.....

One of last months themes was fairies...

here's my take:-

I cut the atc's from white card and then coloured using distress inks (now you'd never guess that would you?) the images on the outsides are from inkadinkadoo and the middle image is unknown....each one was coloured in using watercolour pencils and then highlights added with a gel shimmer pen....I really had trouble parting with this set - might just have to make another set for me !!

TFL xx

Friday, October 2, 2009


...has arrived, the nights are starting to draw in and boy is it getting cold at night? its lovely during the day, but, come 7pm its like someone has switched the fire off! lol

Its SCD day today and as its the first of the month its also a new, for October, its

yep, those lovely little inch square pieces of art.....

and its Dawns' turn to choose the theme this week and she's chosen "Oriental".

Here's my piece:-

I promise you its only 1" square but looks enormous here!! - the background is a piece of white card which was stamped with oriental blossom which was then coloured in using watercolour pencils, the oriental lady was stamped onto a piece of card and shaded using the pencils and then added to the inchie....the text is computer generated. I added glossy accents to hi-light the blossoms and the text and also coated the image....a few little gems to the centres of the flowers and an inked edge or two finished off the piece.

Its also the first week for our two new dt members, so do pop on over to SCD and see if you can be tempted to join us.

TFL xx