Friday, November 27, 2009

Last of the card...

weeks over at SCD this week...we've had some fab creations to our themes and its been great seeing loads of new blogs! great source of inspiration for all hey?

This week its my turn to choose the theme and I've chosen:-

Red and Green Snowmen!!

Here's my take:-

Backing paper (don't faint Sue!!) is by October Afternoon and has been distressed and had its edges inked! the stamp, one of sir T!m's, was stamped onto white card and then coloured with red and green watercolour inks - I then sprayed some marshmallow glimmer mist into a dish and painted with it to blend the colours and add some sparkle - still ended up giving it a good blast after too! that glimmer mist is totally gorgeous - its doesn't colour just adds shimmer - its really pretty! the snowflakes are punched with a Martha Stewart punch and small gems added.

Really hope that you can pop along to SCD and join us this week would love to see what you all come up with and don't forget a new month next month with some nice blog candy and new challenges.

TFL xx

Monday, November 23, 2009

A trio of cards....

and all of them different!

Card no 1:-

base card made out of pink bazzil, the stamps are by Purple Onion (have you guessed I just love those stamps!) and stamped with pink stazon onto white card and layered onto deeper pink - I've added mini gems to the larger panel, top and bottom - a pink flower stamped and spritzed with glimmer mists, leaves and pearls finish it off....

Card no 2:-
I just love this - the piccie is a bit light....the base of the card has been masked with a glimmer mist mask and then acryllic paint over the top - the chandelliers are from inkadinkadoo and the lady is one of my fav stamps by rubber stampede and has been hi-lighted with water colour pencils. Bling has been added to the chandelliers to look like lights! the flowers have been stamped and misted with glimmer mist....

Card 3
another one of those easel cards - sugar nellie image coloured in with water colour pencils, happy birthday is a rub on and the stopper is a nestie cut...

TFL xx

Sunday, November 22, 2009

BS advent calender.....

Over on the Bubbly Funk Challenge blog the theme this week is Advent....

This is an advent calender I made using matchboxes which were covered in paper which had been coloured using distress inks and then stamped using hero arts border stamps and also Paperartsy stamps. They were built into a tree shape using chipboard which had been painted in between each layer to keep it rigid - a painted piece of chipboard was placed at the back and santa, coloured in with water colour pencils and stickles, the funky christmas trees are by Purple Onion Stamps - and "happy Christmas" all added. All hi-lighted with stickles and white pen.....The star is cut out of corrugated card and smeared with gold dauber, a gold grungeboard star was then added ontop.....


Friday, November 20, 2009


tis Friday again, and time for another theme over at SCD. We are still on our Christmas Card month and its fab to have so many players taking part.

So, the theme for this week has been chosen by the very talented and my very dear friend, Ang and she has chosen:-

Blue and White Snowflakes

Here is my take:-

I have made an easel card for this week, they are so popular at the moment and so easy to make! The main part of the card has background paper created by using a snowflake stamp from Purple onion, this was stamped in three different blue inks and then ice stickles used to add glitter. The main image is again a stamp from Purple Onion and this was stamped onto metal, embossed, filled, sandwiched and filed and then sprtized with glimmer mists before being adhered to the front of the card. The base uses background paper entitled "Good Cheer" by October Afternoon, the stopper was created by stamping a penny black stamp and gems were then added.

I hope that you pop over to the SCD blog and see what the other DT members have come up with, some gorgeous examples there, and also our special GD, Pia, is still with us.

Have a good weekend and thank you for taking time to look at my blog....xx

Sunday, November 15, 2009

good heavens, twice in one day!!!

whats that all about??????????? roflxx

I've been having a play with some metal and also some ferro and terra paints/texture paste by viva...

I do a monthly swap with my friend Anne, here are the atc's for the month!

All ATCs have a kraft base with basic grey June bug on (You'd never believe it!!) the June bug is far too bright for me - why I've still got it I don't know!! anyway, ATC one (from the left) has pieces of dictionary adhered, then coated with Ranger rock candy then hi-lighted with a chalk ink....the image had been stamped and watercoloured.
The middle has been stamped with a prima dotty stamp, then ferro added and stamped into with terra painted over the top, archie was stamped onto metal, embossed, filled, sandwiched, filed and spritzed with glimmer mists...the last one, has terra paint in the corner and the image placed over the top....

This small pizza box is a work in progress - I think it needs "something else" but not sure what at this moment!!

The box is made from bazill, the top has ferro and terra added and then spritzed with glimmer mist....arch has been made as before....

TFL enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx


I've been very lucky to have been nominated for the following awards....

this one from Gez
this one from Laura

and this one from Tracey
I want to say a big THANK YOU to these dear friends and talented ladies for nominating me for these awards - I really do appreciate it...xx

I can't just choose a few people to pass the awards onto as there is so much talent out there and so many bloggers inspire me so much - so, if you don't have these awards please take them with my love and thanks for being such a great source of inspiration....xx

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pink Christmas trees.................

are the theme over at SCD this week...well, thats how I (the speed reader) read it, but, I think its a pink card with a Christmas tree!! but, its much the same, isn't it?? anyway, the theme has been set by the lovely and talented Gez....

Here's my effort for this week:-

its inspired by the fact that my Hubby, when asked for his opinion on a card I've recently created for an up and coming event, replied with "and what else can you throw at it?" I've never thought of my creations as being "overloaded". So, I've gone for the simplistic touch. I've used a technique outlined by a forum buddy, Kaz, on the BS challenge site....completed the task in pink ink, outlined the edges of my card with a black pen and stamped the sentiment in pink ink....finito!

Do pop on over to the SCD blog - you'll be totally blown away with all of the cards, but, Pia, who is our GD for this month has created something rather special - so go and have a look.

Have a good weekend bloggers....

TFL xx

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I have been going to "crops" for quite some time now and have made friends with loads of lovely peeps! There is a small group of us that like to challenge each other into doing something different! and we take it in turns to set the challenge....Janina recently gave us all a canvas with an easel to alter and then we choose names out of a hat and swapped....

Here's my canvas:-

The canvas and easel were painted with Claudia Hellmuths paints...they were then stamped with an inkadinadoo circles stamp..the easel was then hi-lighted with gold paint. The canvas then had some text paper added and then some background mesh stamps added, a rub on and some bling with a metal word on the side balanced off the water coloured image which is a stamp from stampington and the metal corner - the entire canvas was painted with rock candy distress paint .... The lucky (or should that be unlucky?) recipiant was Janet....

and I got Janets lovely metal canvas....

TFL xx

Friday, November 6, 2009

New month - new challenge

November is here and with it brings a new Challenge and theme over at SCD! So, this month the Challenge is to create Christmas cards! but, with a difference, well what else did you expect?? lolxx - the theme is to include a topic and a colour scheme - so, watch out for some very different ideas!

To start the ball rolling we have the very talented Dawns selection....she has chosen:-

Holly and the Ivy - using the colours green, red and gold!

Here's my card...

the all papers are basic grey wassail. The Tim Holtz "Noel" stamp was stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder and then distress inks in fired red and shabby shutters rubbed over creating a resist effect - this was then spritzed with radiant rain gold shimmer - matted onto gold and then matted onto a piece of card which had been punched with a snowflake punch! The holly leaves are another Tim Holtz stamp and have been stamped onto coloured card and hi-lighted - ribbon and bling added!

This month we also have Pia joining us as GD - do pop on over to her blog for some fab inspiration!

Pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the rest of the team have created!

TFL xx