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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tando Creative - Embossing Crystals

Hello, hope you're all having a good week….. today its my turn over on the Tando blog and this week the theme is embossing crystals…

Here is my finished piece:-

So, the base is a large media board - these boards are great and don't buckle or twist with heat…and believe me this board had loads of heat….I initially added some grunge paste thro' a stencil (yep it is under there somewhere!! lol), I then added some stampendous frantage crystals, there is blue, black, gold and aged spice all thrown at the board in various amounts and at different stages… be careful when heating such quantities as the board becomes very hot! also the enamel is also very hot so mind fingers! inking up an old text stamp with clear ink I then stamped into the hot enamel…. I then took three stars from the grab bag of stars and added aged spice and gold crystals…. the edges were given a touch of black paint to make them stand out… the sentiment is hand written.

Do pop over to the Tando blog, there have been some lovely projects this week…and more to come.

TFL xx

Monday, April 3, 2017

Papermaze today….

Hello, hasn't the weather been gorgeous the last few days, fingers crossed its the sign of a lovely summer on the way.

Today I have a post over on the Papermaze blog, Scrap, Paper, Scissors…. using distress oxide inks:-


Monday, March 27, 2017

April colour week

Hi, its colour week time again over on the Tando Creative blog - can you believe we are in April already - pretty scary how quick time is flying past this year.

So, the colour palette for April its:-

and here is ATC 4/2017:-

Taking a chipboard atc base I added texture paste thro' the mini stencil, criss cross, once dry I painted with white acrylic paint.  I then added colours from the decoArt media fluid acrylics (all available on the Tando retail website)  The same colours were used to add paint and texture to a flower from the flowers with stems grab bag and two leaves from the mini leave 1 plate.  Some treasure gold was added to the edges along with a couple of chit chat stickers.

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog this week to see what the other DT members have created using the same colour palette.

TFL xx

Monday, March 20, 2017


Hi, its my turn over on the Papermaze blog today…and I've been playing with those fabby new dioxide inks…

TFL xx

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Anything goes

Hello everyone!! its Anything goes week over on the Tando blog and I've added this project to the mix this week:-

The base is a heart from the heart grab bag.  The base of the heart was painted with a dark pink and then a layer of crackle glaze added and allowed to dry overnight before adding another layer of paler pink - all Paperartsy products.  Using the same colour palette I painted some mini butterflies and flowers and the harlequin piece from textures 1 pack.  All were then doodled with black and white pens….. I've photographed this late in the day so the crackles are not showing up too well, but, they are there!! lol

All chipboard product available from the tando retail site.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week to see some more anything goes projects.

TFL xx

Friday, March 3, 2017

March ATC

Hi, can you believe we are into March already?? and just to prove that we are steaming towards spring the colours for Tando creatives colour palette are:-

pretty vibrant hey??

and here is ATC number 3/2017

The base is a Tando chipboard ATC which was painted with Paperartsy fresco finish paints… once dry, which doesn't take long, the base was stencilled and then stamped using a text stamp.

Elements from the Tando minis butterflies and arrows, a piece from a new product called textures 1 and an arrow from the grab bag were all painted and doodled and then adhered to the atc.

Pop along to the retail shop where you will find all of the Tando products listed here and loads more besides!

TFL xx

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

Hi, its my turn over on the Papermaze blog today, pop along and take a look at this project:-

TFL xx

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tando love and hearts week

Hello, today its my turn to kick start the week over on the Tando Creative blog, and for a week of love, expectations or otherwise!!, the theme is:- Love and Hearts…

I decided to use the Andy Skinner Industrial wings kit for my base and came up with this:-

The base tag was stencilled using a text stencil and texture paste once dry a range of DecoArt media fluid acrylics were added, I also used the paints to paint the rest of the elements in the kit.  Once attached together I added some metal embellishments.

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week for some love and hearts projects.

TFL xx

Friday, February 10, 2017

Papermaze 10th Feb

Hi, its my turn over on the papermaze blog today and I'm sharing the disaster that was, and the journal page that is now over there… pop on over and take a look…

TFL xx

Monday, February 6, 2017

Paperartsy week 2

I am such a bad blogger and have neglected my little blog, but, mr mojo took a hike and its very slowly coming back, so I've decided to give it a helping hand by entering some challenges online… the first one is Paperartsy's week 2 - which is to use masks.  Well, I'm the queen of masks, I use them all the time and make them from post its…

So, as I'd just made this birthday card for my Aunt I decided to add it to the challenge…

The base is a white 6" x 6" card base which I used post its to mask off the edges…. I then stamped Kay Carleys flower from EKC01… masking off one flower head, I stamped again…both heads were then masked and two tones of pink distress ink added, using the darker to add stencilling - text and sequins…. I then removed all the masks.  Initially, I intended to colour in the flower heads but I liked the stark contrast of the white heads against the pink, so added some stickles and some gold ranger pearls and a stamped Happy Birthday finished it off.

TFL xx

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tando colour week….

Today its my turn to share my February colour ATC over on the Tando Creative blog.

The colour palette for February is:-

just right for the month of love hey?

So, here is number 2/2017…. 

The base is a Tando creative chipboard atc which had several colours of Paperartsy paint added, stencilling with the tando sequin waste stencil and loads of doodling completed the background.  Two hearts from the wings and hearts set were painted and then given a coat of crackle glaze, a piece of text and some bling finished it all off…. all tando products available from their retail site.

TFL xx

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tando Tag week

This week over on the Tando Creative blog the theme is tags.

Tags are great to try out new paint colours and techniques and then can be used!! bonus lol

Here is my tag for this week:-

Tando do a great range of tags, but, unfortunately I don't have any, so my base is a Ranger tag which I added texture paste thro' a stencil….once dry some text paper was also added.  Using DecoArt media line acrylic paints I added colour to the background.  Some further stencilling and doodling finished off the base.  An Owl and a flower, both minis, were then painted and doodled and added to the tag along with a stamped sentiment.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week and see what other tags have been created.  There is also an announcement concerning a new DT member,

TFL xx

Monday, January 2, 2017

Tando Monthly colour theme

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a great 2017.

Over on the Tando Creative blog the first week of each month is a colour theme….last year I decided to use the theme to make an ATC a month and at the end of 2016 I had a wonderful collection of ATC's.  I already have a fantastic collection of ATC's spanning many years, when I first started crafting I belonged to loads of forums and each one had a different swap running each month, inches, twinchies, atc's, postcards, tags you name it there were swaps and I still have each and everyone of them.  Over the years other mediums have taken over, but, last year I enjoyed the ATC's so much that I have decided to do them again!

So, here is our colour theme for January 2017:-

and here is my atc:-

The tando chipboard atc base was painted with black paint (all the paint used this month is the paperartsy fresco range), I then added merlin, concrete and ……. using the same colours I added some stencilling thro a piece of sequin waste and painted some circles using lid tops, text stamping was then added…. the butterfly, from the grab bag, was painted using the same colours.  Doodling around the edges and a bit of distress stickles, rock candy, was added to the butterfly and there you have no 1/2017.

Pop on over to the Tando blog during the week to see what my dt team mates have come up with.

TFL xx


Hi again, I know two posts in one day!! lol

I also have a project up on the Papermaze DT blog today, pop along and take a look….

TFL xx