Monday, December 4, 2017

December colour theme - Tando

Hello, today starts the last colour theme of 2017 over on the Tando creative blog.

The colour palette for this festive season is:-

and here is my last ATC of 2017:-

The base, as with all others, is a chipboard ATC base.  This was painted using the DecoArt media line, once dry this was then stamped using a Tim Holtz stamp.  Tando Christmas minis:- candlestick, stocking and baubles were painted and the either given a layer of stickles or glossy accents.  the bow is from the mini bows and parcels set….. all items available on the Tando retail site.

Grab a cuppa and pop on over to the Tando creative blog - there are new makes most days and for the rest of the week you can see some more December colour makes.

TFL xx

Monday, November 13, 2017

Anything goes….

Hello! well, winter has well and truly arrived in our home… my OH is now heading into week 3 of his cold and I started last week, and still don't feel right, hope it doesn't hang around too long!!  Its my turn to post over on the Tando creative blog today, so its a good job I already had this made, although not photographed!!

The theme for this week is "anything goes" this is where any makes that don't fit into the normal weekly schedules can be posted…. here is my make:-

Us crafters like to recycle yes? well, whilst looking for suitable material to make covers using my Eileen Hull sizzix journal die I espied the recent amazon delivery packing… just the right size, so off it escaped to my craft room…lol.  It works brilliantly, just the right thickness to create lovely sturdy covers.  After cutting I added some Ranger texture paste thro' the Tando Creative criss cross stencil, once this had dried I added a wash of white and brown acrylic paint.  Distress ink was used on the edges and to add further stencilling using my favourite sequin waste.  Some rub ons and treasure gold were then added to the base.  

A bird from the whimsical birds 2 set was added, this was painted using acrylics and then stencilled with white paint… doodling was added along with glossy accents to finish him off.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you like the finish result of my journal.


Monday, October 30, 2017

November ATC

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.

Over on the Tando blog today is the start of the November colour theme week, therefore, time for ATC 11/17…

Here are this months colour palette:-

and ATC 11/2017

As always, the base is a chipboard Tando Creative ATC blank.  This was painted using PaperArtsy fresco acrylic paint, once dry stencilling, doodling and stamping was added.  The house, from the whimsical houses set 1, and the mini butterfly were painted using the same paints.

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week for some more colour makes.

TFL xx

Monday, October 23, 2017

Lets get spooky

Hello, this week over on the Tando Creative blog the theme is Hallowe'en… so, I've used the last of my Tando Hallowe'en pieces and made two makes:-

The base of this one is one of the coffin lids from the pair of skeletons pack, and was painted using various acrylic paints.  A skull from the skull pack 3 and some mini elements from the mini mixed hallowe'en pack were also painted.  A selection of ephemera from the Tim Holtz Hallowe'en pack was also added.

Make 2:-

A mixed media board was my base for this second piece.  Once again it was painted using acrylic paint and then stamped using a very old Cherry Pie crackle stamp.. I did add some Paperartsy crackle glaze in some sections but it didn't work for some reason… a cobweb from the mini pack was painted and then some silver paint added along with a coating of glossy accents.  Tim Holtz ephemera pieces were then added to finish it all off.

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog for more spooky makes.

TFL xx

Sunday, October 22, 2017

another Birthday card….

Hello, with all this free time I'm now having I should be getting ahead on those Christmas cards, but, I have one more birthday ahead of me, and as my dear friend no longer looks at blogs or crafts I know that I'm safe to post here.

The papers are from an old 6x6 paper pack and were cut to size and inked with my faithful distress inks…. I then used the same distress ink thro' some sequin waste that I recycled from and old play box of my children… its been used for inks, sprays and paints and still going strong lol…. the flowers are a mixture of prima flowers and some from wild orchid crafts… a bit of bling and a stamped and hand cut banner was then added to the card to finish it off.

TFL xx

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stampotique challenge 284

So, with all this new found "me" time, I'm catching up with Birthday cards!!

This one was made for a special person and used the stampotique Cecil the cow stamp by Karen Hayselden

I stamped onto white cardstock and then masked before adding distress ink and stamping a text stamp over the top….once peeled off the image was coloured in using prismacolour pencils and then hi-lights added using glossy accents.

I'm entering this card into the Stampotique challenge.

TFL xx

Paperartsy - Glitter

Hello, I'm posting this on Sunday and the weather is totally gorgeous! its so warm, the sun is out and the sky is blue, how lovely is that for mid October??

Today I'm taking part in the fortnightly Paperartsy challenge and for this fortnight the theme is Glitter.

With Christmas fast approaching I've decided to get ahead with my Christmas cards, so, here is Christmas Card 2017 number 1!!

The stamps are Scrapcosy 08 and I've stamped the larger bauble then masked and stamped again.  I've coloured using prismacolours and then covered with distress stickles in rock candy, I then added platinum stickles - ok, might be cheats glitter, but, still glistens without the mess!! lol 

TFL xx

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tando Creative - Same but Different week


Over on the Tando Creative Blog we often have "same but different" weeks.  These are weeks when we are all sent the same product and we put our stamp on it… this time we were sent the shrine kit to play with.

which can be found here.

Here is my finished piece:-

I painted the bare pieces using a variety of acrylic paint… three birds from the whimsical birds 2 set were also painted using the same paint ways.  Once dry all pieces were stencilled and stamped using paint.  I then added a bird to the inside of the shrine so that he stood in the middle and then built the shrine around him.

A further bird was added to the front and some straw bedding (hessian) added inside for bedding.

I added some corrugated card for the roof and added a stamped roofing section… for a bit of fun I added a bird to the roof and crossed his legs!! lol

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week and see what the rest of the DT have made with their shrines.

TFL xx

Sunday, October 8, 2017

such a long time...

Hi, its been such a long time that I posted on my blog something that was make for me or for fun, for a long time everything is for DT's and as I work full time DT work has taken a lot of my crafting/me time, for that reason I decided to give up the Papermaze DT.  I have been on this DT for a long time and have made loads of different makes and taken classes and done a make and take for the last 4/5 christmas'.  So, with extra time on my hands I have been making some birthday cards and getting ahead of my Christmas card making…

Here is one of my recent makes:-

with more time on my hands I'm also looking to rejoin some online challenges….watch this space!!

TFL xx

Monday, October 2, 2017

October colour week

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog!

Today see's the start of the October colour week over on the Tando Creative blog.  The colour palette is a real autumnal one

so, here is ATC 10/2017

The base, a Tando chipboard atc base,  was painted with acrylic paints and then stencilled with sequin waste.  Some elements from the new Tim Holtz Hallowe'en ephemera and ancestry packs were added along with 3 Tando mini pumpkins.

For some reason I really like creating hallowe'en pieces, watch out for some more!! lol

TFL today and do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog for more autumnal pieces.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Tando Creative Colour Week

Hello, 4th September already! the kids must all be heading back to school this week, scary to think they've had 6 weeks off!! its a long time since I have had to worry about getting school uniform and essentials ready to go back to school with, but, I can remember the hours spent labelling things!! not that that made a lot of difference!!

This week over on the Tando Creative blog its the colour theme…so for September its this colour palette.

such vibrant colours for this time of year!

So, here is ATC 9/2017

The base is the Tando ATC chipboard base which was painted using acrylic paint… stencils:- minis clock mask and numbers and the 6x6 stencil sequin waste extra texture was added by adding paint using an old store credit card.  A house from the whimsical house set was painted and then stamped using a crackle stamp this was then added to my atc base along with some text.

All items used are available from the Tando Creative retail shop.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week and see what some of the other DT members have created.

TFL xx

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tag a long

Hello all and welcome to this lovely Bank Holiday Monday - the next bank holiday is Christmas!! lol

This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is "tags" and here is my tag:-

My base is a tag from the set of 5 long tags and this was then painted with decoArt media fluid acrylic paint in various colours…. the cogs are from the Andy Skinners Industrial elements set all painted with the media fluids…. the edge was hi-lighted using gold treasure gold… a Tim Holtz sentiment finished it off.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week to see more tags and some of our new DT members first pieces.

TFL xx

Monday, August 14, 2017

One for the men!

Hi and welcome to my little corner of blogland.

Today its my turn over on the Papermaze blog, and I've created this male themed card…

Pop on over to the Papermaze blog for more details…

TFL xx

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tando colour theme

Hi, and welcome to my little spot in blogland.  Today is start of the August colour theme over on the Tando Creative blog.  Doesn't seem possible that tomorrow is the 1st August and someone said the other day 21 weeks til Christmas!!!! 

So, here is the colour scheme for August:-

and here is atc number 8/2017

The greyboard base had texture paste added using the Tando mini distressed diamonds stencil, some old dictionary paper was also adhered.  Paperartsy paints in sherbet, lavender and bourganvillia were then added, along with some doodling and stencilling using the mini numbers stencil.  Parts from the Whimsical birds set 2 were painted using the same colour ways and then doodled… 

All Tando products available from the tando retail site.

TFL xx

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Free for All

Hi, this week is the Free for All week over on the Tando blog.  A week where we can showcase our creations those that don't fit into the normal weekly themes…

Recently I requested the Kate Crane divided box kit which was part of the MOM classes back in April and here is what I did with it….

and lastly, with my last two mixed media board pieces….

Tando products used:-
Kate Crane mixed media box
Mini flowers and butteflies
Stampendous embossing enamel crystals
All items available on the Tando Retail site.

TFL xx

Monday, July 17, 2017

Something a little different

Hi, those that know me know that I don't scrapbook, but, there are times that you just have too…and the final selfie for Steve, Josh and I just before Josh went thro' to the departures lounge at Heathrow last Wednesday, on his way to Australia before starting work in japan is one of those occasions…

The thing is that I don't have any photo paper to print out my snap so that will follow….

Created for my Papermaze blog post up today.

TFL xx

Monday, July 10, 2017

Media boards

Hello, today its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog and this week the theme is Media Boards.

I really enjoy working on this media and most of my Tando DT work will use one of the chipboard bases, in either size.

I made two boards for this week's post, both different in style….

Number 1

Onto the bare board I applied grungepaste using the long flourish stencil.  Red, orange and yellow acrylics were then added, a versa mark ink pad was rubbed along the raised areas and pushed down in some places before adding some embossing enamels.  A whimsical bird was painted and doodled and added to the board.

Number 2

This time the mini criss cross stencil was used with the grunge paste and acrylic paints added.  A whimsical house was painted in the same colours and adhered to the board upon a bed of washi tape!!

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog this week to see what the other dt members have done with their boards.

TFL xx

Monday, July 3, 2017

ATC 7/2017

So today over on the Tando blog the July colour scheme is announced and its lovely and bright:-

 What a gorgeous colour palette hey? so vibrant just right for a lovely summery month….

So, here is ATC 7/2017

The base is a chipboard atc which had acrylic paint added…. the same colours were used to colour the butterfly and the heart was painted with the red paint and then a layer of crackle glaze added….white doodles and a bit of stamping with paint finished off this months ATC.

Pop on over to the blog this week to see what other DT members have created using the same colour scheme.

TFL xx

Friday, June 23, 2017

You saw it on Hochanda….

Hello, this week over on the Tando blog the DT are sharing the pieces that were shown on the recent Hochanda show which aired the 24th May.

I was sent the shadow frame set.  This set consists of 5 different shapes with a solid base and then a larger frame and inner and a smaller frame and inner….. Its strange how the mind works Di designed the kits so that the smaller frame sat inside the larger frame and this would then create a lovely shelf for the minis (which were provided with the kits for Hochanda)… like this:-

hence why they are called shadow frames??

but, me being me used the rest the other way round, so that the larger frame was secured to the base and the smaller frame sat on top…

I think this is my favourite piece….

My window

I added a wire thro the middle and threaded on beads before adding a butterfly

Using an inner I created:-

I was absolutely thrilled that all of my pieces were shown at sometime during the two shows…. to say I was shouting at the telly is an understatement !! lol

Pop on over to the Tando blog and see the other wonderful Hochanda makes from the DT.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Hi, its my turn over on the Papermaze blog today….

Here are my projects..

Pop on over to the blog for full details


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June 2017 colour ATC

Hello and welcome to my little corner of blogland… today I'm sharing with you my ATC for June for Tando Creative….this months colour palette is:-

what a fab zeisty colours… and here is June's ATC:-

The base is the Tando Creative chipboard base which had acrylic paints added… once dry I then stencilled the tree and leaves stencil, this stencil comes in three parts so fabulous value for money, today I've just used the tree… I then used the sequin waste stencil…before painting my owl in funky colours… a stamped sentiment finished it all off.

Pop on over to the Tando Creative blog this week and see what the other DT members have created.

TFL xx

Monday, May 1, 2017

Tando Creative colour - May 2017

Hello to May!! can you believe we are now starting the 5th month of the year…how fast is time flying this year!

This week is the May Colour theme over on the Tando blog and here is this months colour scheme:-

such lovely bright and clean colours for the start of spring…

In keeping with my theme of monthly ATC's for 2017 here is ATC 05/17

I added Paperartsy paints in Chartreuse, captain peacock, mermaid, vanilla and dusty teal to the chipboard base atc…. I then stencilled and stamped using the same paints…a piece of textures 1 and a large butterfly were also painted using the same colours - once dry some doodling with black and white pens was added… a rub on sentiment was then added along with some metal and bling.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week to see what other DT members have come up with…

TFL xx

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tando on Hochanda

Hello all… where is this year going? already more than half way thro' April - pretty scary hey….

Last month Di from Tando went onto the Craft channel Hochanda and presented two very successful Tando shows… she was a real TV natural and she demonstrated loads of great techniques during the shows… I was really excited as several of my tags and my fairy door where shown during the shows… boy, I was over the moon… here are the pieces:-

The bases were the long tags, a small and large mixed media board and the whimsical houses…

Here is my fairy door:-

with added clay boots and flower pot…. lolxx

TFL xx