Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday 24th September 2010

Well the days are rushing into weeks and before we know it Christmas will be here!! I really don't know where this year has gone, so many changes....

This week has been quite eventful with trips to the hospital and work and this and that!!

On Wednesday night I took a class of 11 ladies at Crafts And Candlelight (got it right this time Diane!! lol) hopefully the ladies had a fab night and took away some lovely boxes....

This week is the last week of Arches over at SCD - and Laura has chosen the theme this week which is:-


Here is my Arch:-

The usual white card to start off with coloured with di's and then stamped with various stamps....a bit of doodling and hi-lights from a glimmer pen....

I really hope that some of you will pop along to the SCD blog and join us...don't forget with next week being the first Friday of the month it will be a new theme!!!

To those going to Ally Pally have a fab time! I'm not going this year - I have a date to prepare for in Feb!! lol

TFL xx

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday 17th September 2010

WOW what a week! it was Steves Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary so we both took a couple of days off work!! which was lovely!

This week also saw the sale of Tim Holtz tickets for his workshop in Newport Pagnell in February 2011 - well, couldn't let that pass by without trying to be part of it could I? my hero teaching on these shores!! well, I managed to butter up Steve and Christmas came early with my ticket - so, we'll be off to learn amazing things with the creator of all things distressed!!

So, its Friday again, and its another SCD day....hopefully a few more SCD'ers will join us this week and make some arches - this week its Sioux's first theme choice and she's chosen:-


so here is my arch:-

the photograph is seriously lacking as there wasn't alot of light about - will try and take a better one this weekend.

The base is the usual white card which has been coloured using DI's the background was a star stamp with other star stamps used in the corners, all stamped with di's - the main stars are grungeboard shapes coloured with di's and coated with rangers' Matt accents and then hi-lighted with white pen!

Do pop on over to the SCD blog and see the what the others have come up with - and hopefully some of you will join us this week.

Also, this week, I'm teaching a class at "Crafts By Candlelight" on Bramford Road in Ipswich - the class is on Wednesday starting at 6.30pm - we will be making a sectional pizza box measuring 4" x 4" - and then creating background papers using di's and collage stamping and hi-lighting and our own embellishments to finish it all off. If you're interested please contact Diane at Crafts by Candlelight....

Have a good weekend.

TFL xx

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday 10th September 2010

Another Friday, on the brink of another weekend and oh boy am I looking forward to that!! lolxx

Over at SCD this week we are continuing with the ARCHES theme, these can be any size and shape so lots of variation available there! Its Ang's turn to choose the theme this week and she has chosen The 1950's...

Here's my effort:-

1950's kitch or elegant?? or what is there in the stamp drawer ( I only have one you know!! Suzy I can hear youuuuuuu!!!!! rofl) anyway I decided to go for elegant and used this stamp from Stamps Happen - I then cut out a mask and inked using DI's over and then stamped a Cherry Pie crackle stamp over in distress ink......the little border at the bottom is from a set of prima stamps....the mask was then removed and the image coloured in using water colour pencils....a bit of stickles added a bit of bling and finshed off the piece - not sure how 1950's this is, but, its my arch!! lol

Pop on over to the SCD blog and see what the rest of the DT have come up with - there's some gorgeous pieces there - I really hope some of you will join us this week...xx

Hope you're all having a good week - have a great weekend

TFL xx

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday 3rd September 2010

Another month gone - another week gone - and the end of my holiday! reflecting back on the two weeks what have I done? Josh had to have another "proceedure" last week which took up 3 days, Dad's birthday, we've been out a few days...all in all not a bad holiday could just do with another week if I'm honest as I'm not ready to go back yet!

Josh has gone back to school today! he is so used to being the youngest in the year with his birthday being in June, but, today he'll be the oldest - he's very fortunate to have been given a second chance at this year and I'm really hoping he'll make the most of it!

This week over at SCD its a new challenge and of course a new theme!

The challenge for September is to make Arches - these can be any size and shape that you like, but, obviously, fitting in with our theme of the week....This week's theme, Lace, has been chosen by Dawn, and its her first and first write up as DT so I hope she'll get plenty of takers this week...

So, here is my Lace Arch

The white card base was stamped using a lace stamp with versamark ink - I then dusted chalks over the image - the versamark acts as resist. The centre piece was a piece of stampbord which had been coloured with DI's and the lace stamp, this time with black ink, stamped over and hi-lighted by scratching. Prima flowers spritzed with glimmer mist, lace and pearls, and a bit of beaded trim were added before inking the outer edges.

Don't forget last months torso's swap - I have received some lovely sets and there is still time to send your's along for swapping. Email me for my addy and join in the swap!

Don't forget to pop on over to the SCD blog and see the other Lace Arches - and it would be great to see your pieces too.

Have a great weekend

TFL xx