Monday, August 31, 2015

Tando Creative - Colour Week.

Hi, its colour week again over on the Tando Creative blog and for September this is the colour base:-

Great colour palette isn't it?

This is my piece for this week:-

My base is from the large straight edged arches pack - instead of using the outers and making a niche, I have used one outer and three inners….these were painted with acrylic paint and left to dry….the outer edge was left, the top was stencilled with the long flourish stencil and the sequin waste stencil.  Various mini flowersmini leaves 3, butterflies and mini owl 2 were painted with the same paint, hi-lighted and adhered to the base.

There are lots of great projects planned for this week, pop on over to the blog and take a look.

TFL xx

Friday, August 28, 2015


Hi, can you believe that today is my last post as Guest DT over on the DCM blog? I've enjoyed my stint and hope that you've all liked my contributions to the weekly dares…so, for this last week, the dare has been hosted by Jo and her theme is:-


grief that one had me stumped! but then I remembered these pear stamps in my stash…

my base is a A5 sized kraft cardbase to which I adhered a piece of card that I had applied paperartsy paints, stamping and doodling….he pears were then stamped onto white cardstock and fussy cut out…a piece of washi tape was added as their base! "smile" is a really old paper salon stamp which was then given a covering of glossy accents.

Pop on over to the DCM blog and see the rest of the fruity offerings.

TFL xx

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tando Creative - banners

This week over on the Tando creative blog the theme is Banners…

I have made this Happy Birthday Canvas

I added some grungepaste thro' a stencil onto my bare canvas and once dry added various neutral tones of Paperartsy Fresco paints blending them together with cut and dry as I went…. once dry I sprayed with a couple of distress inks in blues and greens and then gave it a spritz with perfect pearls in heirloom gold - once all was dry I sanded it back and added some treasure gold.  The small straight edged banners were painted with the same paints (different colours lol), these were then stamped, edged with black pen and then given a coat of Paperartsy metallic glaze before dots of liquid pearls were added.  My owl was painted with the same paints, doodled and adhered together, he too had a coating of metallic glaze… the Happy Birthday is currently only available from the Tando stall at local craft fairs (keep your eyes peeled for one in your area - or check the front page of the retail shop - the next one nearest to us is in Thetford on 6th September) the words were painted and edged and spritzed and sanded… and then given a coating of gloss glaze….

There are some lovely pieces planned for this week so do pop on over to the blog and take a look - also, don't forget there is a permanent competition running - take a look at the blog to see how you can take part.

TFL xx

Friday, August 21, 2015


Hi, its the third Friday that I'm guest DT over on the DCM blog…this week Lythan has chosen the theme and its:-


Here is my male themed card:-

The base is cardstock by Kaisercraft…Some corrugated card was cut to size, inked and then some treasure gold added, some string was wrapped around to give some texture….Happy Birthday was stamped onto some kraft cardstock and then the edges torn and inked…the pliers and screws are from Tando Creative and have been painted and definition added using inks….

Pop along to the DCM blog to see some more male themed cards.

TFL xx

Friday, August 14, 2015


Hi, I'm a bit late posting today, again!

Somehow I've managed to bang my elbow and boy is it painful - the bruising has now come out so it is now feeling much better  and I'm able to move it!

This week the DCM team's theme is:-


Here is my card:-

So, onto a white card base I added grunge paste thro' a Tando Creative long flourish stencil - once dry I added a piece of ribbon and added a piece of chiffon ribbon (another couple of feely pieces)…along the side I added flowers made from paper and felt, the stamens in the middle of those flowers are quite sharp - so another element - the wire and pearl embellishment added another feely…as did the wire twisted from my flower head…a hand cut banner and paper bow finished off the piece….

Do pop on over to the DCM blog for some more touchy feely pieces…

TFL xx

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

a stencil or 2…..

is this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative blog - things have caught up with me a bit this week and I'm posting this much later than I should be!

Anyway, here is my overly stencilled arch:-

The base was given a covering of acrylic paint before being stencilled with the same paints using the sequin waste stencil and the harlequin stencil - these were both then given hi-lights using black and white pens…I then added some black flourishes using the long flourish mask before finishing off my piece with "Vogue" by Andy Skinner.

Pop on over to the Tando Creative blog as we have loads of great pieces this week.

TFL xx

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Memorial Blog Hop for Lily Chilvers...

Today we are remembering Lily Chilvers a truly beautiful artist and soul taken from us too soon.
To honour Lily we are sharing projects we have made in her memory using the wonderful, whimsical and wacky art she shared with us all.

Blog Hop List

                                                                     Leigh Snaith-Brunton
                                                                        Laura Holland

Here is the piece I made in memory of Lily and for today's blog hop.

Please join us with our blog hop today….xx

Friday, August 7, 2015

Guest DT spot for DCM

Hi, I was recently asked if I would do a Guest DT spot for Daring Carmakers (DCM) for the month of August - so, for the next four Friday's I will be posting a card made on their set themes…

So, for today, the theme was an inspirational picture of which you had to choose 3 elements to include on your card - here is my card for this week:-

The stamps are by Artistic Outpost and coloured in using distress ink…the paper is from a graphics 45 6x6 pad, the arrow (Tando Creative) was painted with acrylic paint and sanded back.  The book frame is from the Tim Holtz tag die and has been coloured with distress ink and treasure gold.  

Pop on over to the DCM blog to see what the regular DT members have created this week.

TFL xx

Monday, August 3, 2015


Its August - can you believe it - 8th month of the year - where is this year going?

As its the first week of a new month over on the Tando blog we have a colour theme:-

this month I have made a card:-

my base is a 5" x 7" card base, I stencilled twisted citreon distress ink thro' the tando sequin waste stencil…taking a piece of cardstock I brayered (of sorts, since my brayers roller has had it and I can't find the news ones I bought!!) acryllic paint and once dry tore strips that were then edged with distress ink.  If you are lucky to attend a craft show where tando are exhibiting you will see that they have a selection of cut "words" that can be decorated to match your project, "happy" is one such word that was painted with acrylic paint and then given a layer of deco art gloss finish.  The words are not available on the website, but, do give the stand a look if you are in a fair….

Pop on over to the Tando blog and see if you are the lucky winner this month ….