Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Where does time go? one minute we're getting over Christmas and the next its nearly the end of July....does it come with getting older that time flies? One minute its Monday and I'm thinking ohhhh another week at work in front of me after a rather short weekend and the next its Friday!

Anyway, enough of my excuses hey!

Here is a card I've created for one of my students, who celebrates the same birthday as me, although, I must say, and not being rude here!! that she's alot older than me!!!!!! roflxx

The card has been created using July's sketch from Kathys waffle sketch file...The background was created by spraying on different coloured inks and then cosmo cricket paper added which had been cut with a punch...the co-ordinations cardstock was cut and then run tho' the bug with an embossing file, the centre piece was a cut off from karen during one of the crops....the little rosette is by my Hero S!r T!m...xx

TFL xx

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kathys Sketch File

I had an email over the weekend from Kathy, from Kathys Sketch File, asking me if I would like to join her DT....Kathy creates the bestest sketches for use in layouts, cards or anything you like...so I said "YES"! so, here is my first piece for her...

The base is a Tando Creative chipboard piece which was painted with dylusions paints....the black outer line is also from the dylusions range and this was painted freehand around the edges...a white hi-light was also added....The frame is another one of those gorgeous Tando frames which was painted with acryllic paint and edged with inka gold using cut and dry foam....the flower was cut from kraft glassine and coloured with distress stains...the centre piece is a bead...the leaves are a martha stewart punch, edged with black pen and painted with glossy accents to add dimension...

Do pop on over to kathys sketch blog and perhaps you'll fancy having a go with some of her great sketches...xx

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Well it appears that Mr Mojo might have just returned home, about time too!! I've been really struggling to find any get and up and go, especially where my crafting is concerned, since I returned from holiday, but, at last I think I'm back to "normal" whatever that may be!

Each month I set our table at the Bramford crop little challenges to test them and see what they come up with - since I've been away last time I went I set them two...one was a little wooden domino and the other was to alter a jigsaw piece that I could put together and hang on my wall alongside one we did similar about 2 years ago...

So, here are my pieces:-

The base is a piece from a childrens jigsaw I bought in a local charity shop.  The base was painted with viva decor crocco paint in turquoise and when dry I edged it with viva decor inka gold.  The hand was moulded out of clay and then painted with acryllic paint and aged using the inka gold.  The watch face was tinted using distress stains, an image from my fav graphics 45 paper and a crown finished off the piece.


The base was coloured using bronze inka gold, then viva decor terra placed on the edge and stamped, this was then heated to make it bubble, once cool inka gold was smeared over the top (grief I sound like an viva decor addict here!!) Beads were adhered to the corner and a piece of graphics 45 paper added and watch parts added for texture.  A Tim Holtz clasp altered it to a fob piece...

TFL xx

Sunday, July 3, 2011

How long???

I didn't realise just how long it had been since my last post.....the reason for the brief interlude was that OH and myself went on holiday - left the kids to their own devices, not found out anything untoward, yet! and jetted off to the sun.  We did absolutely nothing for a week, other than eat, drink, sunbathe, walk around the bay and sleep! came back fully refreshed and the ol' brain still hasn't got upto speed yet!! lol

Anyway, I have made some pieces....some cards and the such - but, the photography of them wasn't the best - so you'll just have to trust me on that one....

I have made these for the BF swap tho'

I run the Twinchie swap each month and last month decided to do a receipe - blue and white, piece of lace, image, piece of pattern paper and 3 pieces of bling.... Hope the ladies like my effort.

Over at Tando Creative there has been some excting news....Di has decided to do some online classes and Zoe is kicking off the programme  - her frist class starts this Friday and here is the link - there is a taster piccie on site so do pop on over and take a look.

TFL xx