Saturday, November 27, 2010

late again....

and no proper excuse this week either....had the idea to do this....

 with this inside

for this weeks SCD theme of SNOW which was chosen by Dawn...but, it took much longer than expected and also the photographing of it didn't go too well either, the camera seems to only want to focus on one side perhaps its something to do with the glass?

Anyway, its a Christmas SNOW Theme mail slider....painted with various metallic acryllic paints with rub ons and cricut cut snowflakes which were coated with glimmer mists (yep, coated!) and then robins nests inserted into the middle.  A snowman image was stamped and coloured with glitter added and then attached to the glass slider.  The front of the slider has a Tim image and bling....

Pop on over to SCD and see what the others have come up with - there are definately some gorgeous pieces there to oggle at!

TFL xx

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday 19th November 2010

Grief another week just flown past and someone told me the other day its 40 days to Christmas (well thats going to be less now isn't it!!) and guess what, still no cards started here - one year I will learn and get started early! BF do a 25 challenge each month and a theme is set so that Christmas cards can be made all year around - I think I managed to complete one!! not going to get me very far is it??? lolx

So, this week - another eventful one in this household - and just for a change another family member was admitted to hospital - I'm sure they are going to nick-name a ward after us after the amount of time we've spent there this year!!

So, as its Friday, its SCD day....its my turn to choose the theme this week and I've chosen


This month you can make whatever you like as long as it ties in with the, this week (as I've made all the cards now) I've made an ATC...

I like to use chipboard or very thick cardstock for my atc's and this one is no exception - the chipboard was white based and so I added the distress inks directly to the top - stamped in black ink various number stamps and added a fragment over one of them to hi-light.....

Would anyone like to do a trade with me on this one?

As its a free month the DT have come up with some gorgeous pop along to the scd blog and take a look we'd love it if you joined in too....

Have a good week.

TFL xx

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scrapping moi?

Ok so we all know I don't scrap - have tried it, its the size - its far too big!!!!!!!!!!!! how do you fill those big spaces? anyway, when Di from Tando sent me some gorgeous music pieces I knew what I had to do...

tadada.............. ok so not perfect....white bazzil with a scribble around the edges.  The "music", notes and stave were al coated with viva decor glossy pen.  The guitars, which, funnily enough are the same shapes as Josh's accoustic and electric guitars and so coloured accordingly...were coloured using distress ink then coated with stickles rock candy - bad move! coz, the only way to stick the wires down, which act as strings, was with glossy accents, but, the glossy accents wouldn't stick onto the stickles, boy were my fingers a mess! anyway, perserverance is my name! and it stuck, eventually.  The ridge and circle are off my OH's new jumper!! lol (not literally you understand as I'm still breathing, but, were spares attached to the tag...well, we have to use whats at hand don't we!! lolxx)  The picture was taken Christmas day 2007 before Josh became ill...and his Christmas Present that day??????????????? don't think you'll need more than one guess hey?

TFL xx

Friday, November 12, 2010

12th November 2010

I'd like to Thank some very special people this week, and you know who you are, some very special friends who have been in touch with me all week and being so very supportive and one "blast from the past" which was very nice to hear from after all this time.  I really appreciate all your support, care and kind words brother is doing really well and is now at home - its going to be a long journey for him to be physically and mentally well again, but, with the support of us all he'll get there.

With it being Friday its SCD day....and this week the lovely Gez has chosen the theme of "Wings" ....I'm still trying to catch up on those cards...think some of my friends will be really upset with a bought one!!! lolxx

so, this is my wings effort:-

I'm not sure where the backing paper comes from.....the stamp is from Cherry Pie and I just love her, she's so easy to colour and get great definition and depth....bit of bling finished it all off!!

Have a good weekend whatever you're up to...

TFL xx

Saturday, November 6, 2010


we go thro' life, ambling along and WHALLOP something comes along to shake us to the core, makes us sit up and take stock of what its all about.

On Wednesday my dear brother was involved in a serious car accident.  He's been seriously ill in hospital, and for all the NHS faults they've looked after him really well.   They managed to stabilise him and he had his op Friday, so, hopefully, we'll now start the long and painful road to recovery, in whatever form that may leave/take us.

It really does make you realise how petty small squabbles are, how irrelevant some things are to our well being - I must say its really made me think about a few things in my life!!

So, I missed SCD day, but, here it is, better late than never hey?

As its a new month its also a new challenge - and as so many people liked the free rein last month,  and as we're on the run up to christmas we decided to leave it as that, but, this time the challenge will be the theme for a, this week its Laura's turn to choose and she's chosen the theme "HOUSES"

Here's my house:-

The base is a blank wooden key box which was painted, had inka gold, paint, tissue tape, ferro, mica powders, you name it all thrown at it.  The inside was lined with graphics 45 steampunk paper, the the embellishments on the roof are tando cogs, tim holtz idea-ology pieces and some lovely little charms which I added images too.....
Do pop on over and have a look at the other gorgeous pieces the dt have made - and hopefully you'll be able to join us this week.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

just wanted to share...

look at these adorable babies...

aren't they just gorgeous - these are two of my foster "babies", we had these two, Jake and Indie, the first weekend and then Sampson and Lexa the second, unfortunately, Ty our Wei is a wuss and the second weekend he spent most of sunday cowering upstairs!! lol   Unfortunately, 7 of these little mites were taken into the care of the kennels where my DD is currently working.  Their poor owner lost his home and they had to go.....two of them now have loving homes but 5 are still looking for some love in their lives...if anyone can offer a good and loving home please get in touch.

On a crafty is a canvas that will be my next class at Crafts and Candlelight on the 24th Nov 2010.  As far as I know there are 4 spaces left...please contact the shop if you're interested.

All the chipboard used is by Tando Creative - they have some gorgeous Christmas pieces available visit their blog for a list of stockists.

TFL xx