Wednesday, April 7, 2021

tando colour week


I can't believe that its over a month ago since I last wrote on my blog.  With insta and facebook I don't think too many people look at blogs like they used to do they?

Its my turn over on the Tando blog today with my April colour tag….

This is Aprils colour palette


and here is my tag

this month I decided to get the gelli plate out and have a play - I treated myself to a large plate a while ago and hadn't used it.  My first prints weren't too good as they had the appearance of being 'oily' - I did persevere tho' and ended up with quite a few pages to play with….

I also added some offcuts of paper to the tag to add some texture.  three butterflies from the grab bag were also painted and addled.  The stamped text is from Tim's tiny text plate…. 

TFL xx

Monday, March 1, 2021

1st March

 Hello, and welcome to my little, somewhat neglected, part of blogworld….

What gorgeous weather we're having - makes you feel so much better when the sun is shining.

Its colour week over on the Tando Creative blog this week, and here is the colour scheme:-

Here is tag 3 of 2021

Tando products used:long tag, distressed harlequin mini stencil, harlequins from the shape bag, dragonfly (although I have been informed it should have been a butterfly as its too early in the year for dragonflies lol), the dragonfly is from the 2 part dragonfly set.  All available from the Tando website.

The backs of my tags are being painted in black and at the end of each month I am writing a precise of the months events, will be good to look back at the end of the year .

TFL and stay safe everyone.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Tando Colour week


Hope that my visitors are keeping safe and well, and, if you're visiting from 'upt north' keeping warm too.

This week its the colour week over on the tando creative blog.  The main reason I do these posts is that it makes me work with colours I wouldn't usually use, or colour combos that are out of my comfort zone, so, this month is nothing different - I'm not really a green person so this really pushed me.

here is the colour palette for February

and here is tag 2/12

Tando product used:-
long tag
mini birds
mini flowers

Thanks for joining me today, stay safe.


Friday, January 15, 2021

Things with wings


I hope that those of you that still visit my little corner in bogland are keeping safe and well in these horrid times.

I've been having a play at my craft table and came up with this project for this week's Things with wings theme.  I've used one of the new dragonflies which are gorgeous - I've added a layer of stickles on his wings as all dragonflies glitter and shimmer in the sun, although, it seems ages since I've seen any.  we are lucky that we get a good variety of dragonflies in the garden, beautiful blue ones (whose name I've forgotten…. hawker lol) that flitter and float…. umm soon be summer.

Anyway, here it is…

the background was paper artsy paints, with stamping and doodling with stablios and posca pens… some washi tape from Elizabeth crafts, and a saying from Tim Holtz's tiny text stamp set finishes it off..

Do pop on over to the Tando blog to see some other winged projects….

TFL xx

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year….

Hope that everyone is staying safe and well.  It was a strange Christmas wasn't it? and now lockdown 3, with the figures raising daily its nice to be able to escape into my craft room and lose myself with my craft supplies…. although, if I'm not careful I'm going to get lost in there soon it definitely needs a good clear up!

This week over on the Tando Blog its the first colour week of 2021 and I'm up today.  Each year I choose a different element to do my colour challenges and this year I've decided to use the long tags - these are such a lovely shape so I'm looking forward to creating the next 11 tags.  I've also decided to paint the back of the tags and journal the months events… will be good to read back this time next year!

So, the colour theme for January 2021 is:-

and here is tag 1:-

I've used paper artsy paints, sequin waste stencil and a piece of paper I had cut a circle in.  The smaller circle is from the inner of a pdq receipt roll (Yep I look everywhere for things to use lol).  The butterfly came from the grab bag of butterflies, I dampened the wings and then rolled back before painting….

so, do you remember my last colour post for Tando - I did say that I would complete my 366 challenge on a daily basis and keep daily notes of what was happening…. well, I did it…

Do pop on over to the Tando blog, my DT teamies have some fab projects on show.

TFL xx

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tando's colour week


I seem to only blog on a Tando week now a days… lol, and today is no exception… this week is the colour week and so I'm presenting my 12th, and final, file and folders for the 366 challenge project.

The colour palette was:-

and here is my December folder and files

As its nearly Christmas, I decided that this month I would paint each file in one of the colours and keep it quite simple, but, festive.  The back I've left blank, but, painted, and I intend to write that week's happenings on it as a reminder of what 2020 has to offer us as it comes to a close…

My daily journalling doesn't get any better! and I've now finished the first two weeks of September, so a way to go until I've finished. But, I intend to journal daily thro' December and incorporate a daily event - I will let you see them, if anyone still visits here lol, in the new year..

but, for now, here's my September efforts..

TFL xx

Sunday, November 8, 2020

What a week!

 Good Afternoon, on this bright and fresh remembrance Sunday.

Its so unseasonal out there, so warm for this time of year, I'm usually wrapped up in jumpers and socks but today I sit here in a t-shirt and my flip-flops!

This week has been one of those weeks! after, what 10 months, of managing to avoid the virus, not knowing anyone who has been infected and being ultra careful about not going out, other than to the shops, and work, I came into contact with someone who had tested positive.  The young girl in our office came back positive on Tuesday! to be honest it was a shock to the system.  You can get so that you're aware, but, as it doesn't affect you directly its almost like its not there, iykwim? Don't get me wrong, my hands are dry and cracked from continual washing and hand sanitising, trolleys are always wiped down, my desk and everything on it is wiped down every morning, but the stark reality of having it in your life was somewhat of a shock.  Anyway, two tests later I tested negative, but, the tests are unpleasant at best, and its something I don't want to do again in a hurry.  Anyway, that was Tuesday to Thursday, then Friday back in the office, but, Monday onwards working from home again.

In the meantime, over on the Tando blog, this week was the colour week.  So, folder and file number 11 for the 366 challenge has been completed.

The colours for this week were

and my folders and files are:-

realistically its a bit late in the year to join 2020's 366 challenge, and 2021 would be 365 but if you fancy a challenge you could still join in.

Have a good week peeps, and don't forget - "think hands, think face think space" and stay safe xx