Monday, October 31, 2011

31st October 2011 - hallowe'en...

Happy Hallowe'en.....the day of spoofs, spills, spooks and ghoulies....and things that go bump in the night!! lolxx

I suspect we'll get loads of trick or treaters around here as usual - I don't mind the little 'uns who are all dressed up and out for the fun of it, its the older ones who always seem unappreciative of what they're given and want more!

I've recently had a couple of printers trays in my DT pack for Tando creative and have used one to create:-

A spooky hallowe'en tray....the base was painted with acryllic paint and then a rough smearing of inka gold was added to the background, the tray was then assembled.  I find I get a better coverage and neater finish if I paint then assemble.  The edges were covered with T!m Holtz hobgoblin tissue tape and then distress inks smeared over the top and edged with inka gold.  The tando bat at the top was coloured using distress inks and pens used to hi-light, the smaller tando bat was treated the same way, but, given a coat of glossy accents.
The spider and spiders web were cut out on the cricut, bottles, chairs, handmade skulls kindly donated by Janet were given the distress ink finish, the cameo is made of clay and then painted...and those spiders...well you'd never guess where they came from!! lol

Have a good and safe hallowe'en


I'm taking Gingers advice and entering this piece for the Happy Daze Hallowe'en blog entry....

TFL xx

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tando online class

Its Saturday again..................pop on over to the Tando creative on-line classes blog for the next installment to make this:-

This week we are decorating the legs and also making the background pop along and have a look and let me know what you think..

Also, just a reminder that I'm teaching how to make this clock on the 12th November at Crafts and Candlelight.

The base is a tando frame as are the numbers, the paint effect is created using paperartsy freshco paint - the clock does work!! There are still some spaces available, if you would like to come please drop me a line.

Don't forget you've still got time to enter the Spooky challenge over on the Tando Challenge blog - fab prizes up for grabs and a new challenge launching on Tuesday.....

Have a great weekend

TFL xx

Saturday, October 22, 2011

its Saturday....................

and over at Tando its a "me" day!! lol

Firstly do pop on over to the online class blog where you will find the first stage to make this:-

Pop on over to the blog where you will find a comprehensive list of supplies needed to make the frame and also the first class, entitled "Frame".  The course will last for four weeks and each week will be published on a Saturday.

Also, over on the Tando Challenge blog its my "hallowe'en project" week and I made this:-

This is the front of my project, which opens out to:-

Which opens out to:-

The chipboard shapes were painted with dylusions orange paint and then distressed with black ink.  The mould is made of clay and painted black and orange the "Boo" wording comes from Sir Tim...The centre skull is by Tando and has been coloured using chalks.  The final section has stamped spiders and the hand and jailed pumpkins are by graphics 45...each section has been hi-lighted using a white gel pen and inka gold.  The bats are all Tando Creative and have been painted with black paint.....the hinges are grungeboard hinges which were painted with black acryllic paint and distressed using scissors and inka gold.

Do pop on over to the Tando Challenge blog - each month there is a draw and one lucky participant will win four items of their choice from the Tando don't have to use Tando products to take part but if you do you'll be entered twice - how fab is that??

TFL xx

Monday, October 17, 2011


Everyday! thats what keeps me sane!!  This piece was a wooden "word" which was painted every colour under the sun until I was happy with the result which was eventually created using dylusions paints...the stamps are my hero S!r T!m's and these were hi-lighted with white pen...the edges were given the inka gold treatment! and the whole thing spritzed with ranger's perfect pearls mist in gold.

On Saturday another on-line class goes live for Tando Creative and I'm hosting this are a couple of sneak peeks to tempt you to join in.

The on line classes are running for four weeks and I really hope that you can take part I'd love to see what you come up! See you there on Saturday.

Also, don't forget the Tando Challenge blog - the theme this month is "Hallowe'en" as always there is a fab prize up for grabs, your choice of 4 Tando fab is that...wish I could enter!  You don't have to use Tando products to enter, but, if you do you get entered twice.

TFL xx

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

at long last!

some crafting............yeah!!

Its Tuesday so day for another posting on Kathy's Sketch file...

Here is my October entry:-

I'm a bit behind with everything at the moment so used the opportunity to make a friends birthday card using Kathy's great sketch.  The rosette is one of S!r T1m's die cuts and the image is Jasmin by Joanne Capper-Sandon for stampotique which was coloured in using water colour pencils and then masked for the script stamp.  Pattered paper with extra stamping and edged with inka gold, using cut and dry!!, and a few pins finished it off!

Do pop on over to Kathy's sketch file - each month there is a new sketch for you to try and all the old sketches are still accessible if you fancy having a go at those too.

I would just like to say a big "Thank You" to my dear friends who have been a rock to me over the last year plus! especially over the last few weeks...I really appreciate it all xx

TFL xx

Saturday, October 8, 2011


So, where have I been?

My son was diagnosed with Crohns back in March and over the last two years has spent long periods of time in hospital. The last few months he has been very ill and the end result was that he had his colon removed last week.  He now has a stoma bag fitted.  He came home this week and is doing very well both physically and mentally and is hoping to go off to Uni really soon.  He is exceptionally underweight and we are now in the process of finding out what suits and what doesn't!!

My daughter also celebrated her 21st yesterday.  Hopefully she had a good day and enjoyed her present!! although, our family meal was ruined by the restuarant which was a real shame,but, hey these things happen!!

So, with it being the 8th October, I've not told you about the wonderful theme over at Tando this month, which being October, had to be Hallowe'en.....make anything you like on the theme and if you use Tando product's you're entered into the draw for the goodies twice.  The prize is really worth winning as you get to choose your own selection of tando goodies - how fab is that! pop on over and take a look.

Also, I've also missed telling you about Kathy's waffle sketch file and the fab new sketch over pop on over and give it a go.

I've photographed my pieces for each of these but just not had the chance to download them, I will do soon,

TFL xx