Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday 29th October 2010

ohh Hallowe'en on Sunday then - bet those pesky trick or treaters will be knocking on the door - better make sure this sugar free house (as we're all on diets, apart from my son!!) has some goodies to stop the nasty tricks!! amazing how quickly this "Trick or Treating" has got so popular in this country!

Over at SCD this month we've been having a free for all and its been great to see all the many different creations - cards, bookmarks, twinchies, atc's this week is our last colour theme and it's Sioux turn to choose and she's chosen:-

"Blue and Claret""

This is my piece:-

I've loads of birthdays in November and so with a free rein this month its been great to be able to make some of the cards I need - so, another card!! The image is by Joanne Capper-Sandon and has been coloured using water colour pencils and hi-lighted with white pen.  Prima flowers, stickles, and leaves punched with a Martha Stewart punch finish it all off.

I must apologise to people I didn't get round to this week - I'm having a few problems with my pc, believe some spy ware might be "clogging" up my net! hopefully I'll be back and able to look at you all next week!

Have a Happy Hallowe'en bloggers

TFL xx

ps that nasty piece of spyware I mentioned when I typed my post earlier in the week took hold on Thursday! fortunately my OH managed to sort it out and so now I'm back up and running - thing is, now its sorted I can upload my images from firefox!!! pc's hey? - so, I'm late in posting this week's SCD piece - sorry!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday again?

I seem to be rushing along on a train - all days are blurring into one and I honestly don't know where time is going....all of a sudden nights are drawing in, its flippin cold, frost on the car in the morning, and one person, who shall remain nameless, is counting down to Christmas????????? 

So, with Friday, the eve of another weekend and also another colour theme over at SCD.  This week's theme has been chosen by Ang, who has recently gone back to Uni which is why we haven't seen her for a while.  Her choice is:-

Green and Yellow

and here is my offering:-

I'm catching up with Birthday cards - so here is another card......the base was from an old kit, the stamp is by Sugarpea, the flowers are prima, swirl by maya road and the pins out of my stash.

Looking forward to seeing what creations our players come up with this week.

TFL xx

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday 15th October 2010

What another Friday? really don't know where these weeks are going....before we know it its going to be Christmas...and will I be ready? very much doubt it!! lolxx

I have a bit of a gripe this week - with these new changes to blogger I can't upload any pictures thro' my usual "firefox" thing!! I now have to go onto internet explorer and then I don't have any problems at all! why is that? OH reckons that firefox needed updating - which I did - does it work? NO! I've tried and tried and to be honest get slightly fustrated with it all - so now via internet explorer is my post!! lol

Of course, as its Friday, its SCD day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and this week its Dawn's turn to choose the colour theme - don't forget its free for all with regard to what you make, it just has to fit in with the colours chosen....

so, Dawn has chosen:-              Orange and Black

Here is my piece:-

the base is a journalling block from Tando Creative - this was painted with trad tan acryllic paint and then using a mask I stippled the orange Dylusions paint.  The black curly corner is another piece from tando creative and this time it has been painted using viva decor gloss paint....the image is from graphics 45 and the cog another piece of Tando Creative chippie - the saying is from a stamp set by my hero Sir Tim xx

Pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the other dt'ers have come up with, there are some gorgeous pieces there, and hopefully some of you will join in....

Have a good weekend.

TFL xx

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday 9th October 2010

Well, Friday again.....another birthday in the house yesterday, Sian this time, 20! where'd that time go? can't stop thinking back all those years ago! frightening really!

Anyway, with Friday comes SCD day! and this week its my turn to choose the colour combo - don't forget its free rein month and you can make whatever you'd like - guess what - I'm catching up on birthday cards!! roflxx

So, this week I've chosen "Purple and Green"

ok so not your usual colour combo from me, but, whilst playing around a couple of weeks ago I discovered this colour combo and really liked it, so have a go and see if you like it too...

Here's my piece (guess who's card it was!! roflxx)

The base was text which was coloured using DI's, the image is a stampotique one from the Joanne Capper-Sandon range and was stamped and coloured in using water colour pencils then cut out with a nestie and then next size up used as a mat - grungepaper butterflies with beaded bodies, flowers and pins finished it off!!


Here is a picture of another frame - these frames from Tando are FAB give them a go, and they come in loads of different sizes:-

This one is for my class at Crafts and Candlelight.....the class is being held on 20th and 27th October - we need two sessions to get all the elements made.....please ring Dianne to book a place.

Don't forget to pop along to the SCD blog and see what the others have come up with.

TFL xx

Friday, October 1, 2010

First Friday of the Month

Which means that its another SCD new challenge and a new theme....this month we're trying something different!! lol we are going to be setting colour challenges and you can make anything you like, so tags, inchies, twinchies, arches, layouts, cards....whatever takes your fancy.

This week its Gez's turn to choose and she has chosen:--

Autumn Colours - so, oranges, red, gold, know the sort of thing..

So, here's my offering...

As usual, the base is the normal white card stock, which was coloured using DI's then stamped with a crackle stamp in brown ink -  black scrolls were stamped in the corners and then the edges "roughed" using scissors and then a swipe of brown ink.   The image was stamped and then coloured in using DI's and hi-lights added with glossy accents before being cut out with a nestie.  prima flower, bling and some pins finish it all off!! 

Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the others have created there are some gorgeous pieces there - really hope you'll join us.


As its the first of the month, boy, October already - its Vanilla Sugar day....and this month its to make/decorate a's my piece:-

The base was painted black and then using a Tim Holtz mask I used inka gold to add texture to the base.  The image is from Graphics 45 steampunk pad, the cogs are from Tando Creative and have been painted and then brushed with transparent viva decor crocco paint...some watch faces, metal dragonfly and metal corners were added to the piece.  The edges have been trimmed with Tim Holtz tissue tape.  Do pop on over to Vanilla Sugar and see what the others have created.
Have a good weekend and TFL xx