Wednesday, October 24, 2012


This week I needed a little help to get motivated so I headed over to see this weeks Color Room Palette, so not the colours I would normally use but why the heck not. But to beef up the challenge I thought I would check out the Once Upon A Sketch site I have been hearing about and ended up combining the two challenges to really get me thinking.

I manged to find a blue & purple flower paper from MM that I had in my stash for at least 3yrs, added some blue misc paper and added purple embossed paper from Coredinations dots range.

I painted the background with white paint that I had watered down and added a few drops of glimmer mist and allowed it to run. I also glimmer misted a paper doily.

Flowers are from Green Tara and Manor House leaves from Green Tara

Hidden journalling tag with Green Tara ribbon

The Color Room Palette

Once Upon a Time Sketch & Challenge

We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well that word finally came true yesterday, so at only 39yr I became a Nana to a beautiful baby boy named William, Son for my eldest Jessica and her partner Scott, congratulations and well done he's beautiful and a big boy at 9p 3oz thank god for a c-sec lol.

A perfect timing photo to share of Imogen

Miss Shyanne turns 12, only one more year and I will have another teenager, Boy I'm feeling somwhat old.

Another cake made by me.... the request was a big blue cupcake with little cupcakes.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Green Tara DT October

“Building The Family Castle”
By Linda Thompson

Welcome this time around I thought I would bring a little summer into our Spring. I spotted these wonderful little beach themed charms from Green Tara & had to do something with them.
Metalic Sea Charms
I painted the charms white and once dry sanded some of the paint off leaving the indentations with paint it gave them a more worn and weathered look.
Taking the Natural Jute ribbon I made a bow, I snipped the ends with scissors and then used my fingers to lightly fray the ends and added some white paint to age it a little.
I choose 2 colours in the cobweb ribbon and instead of cutting it I just ripped it apart this helped to fray the edges and give me random sized pieces. I used a texture paste with sand as the base on the page and pushed the pieces of cobweb ribbon into the texture paste here and there leaving some sticking up while others lay flat.
I wanted a big yellow flower but I didn’t have one so I used a mustard Damask flower from the new range and added some white paint to soften it a little as the gold didn’t quite work. Using a selection of other flowers including 7cm petals, roses & spring flowers adding a little white paint to the darker coloured flowers.
Adding a little string finished off the top of the page and a few random mini flowers thru the page.

Green Tara Products Used
Natural Jute Ribbon 15mm CODE: RB17Nat15
Metalic Sea Charms CODE: SCh25
Cobweb Coffee 10m Roll CODE: RB6772Co
Cobweb Ivory 10m Roll CODE: RB6772Iv
Spring Flowers from Packs "Allamanda" Green CODE: IF2A1a - Periwinkle" Green
CODE: IF2P1a - White/Yellow/Orange CODE: IPA12b
1.5cm Flower Gold CODE: FDVGo
Cherry Blossoms Blue CODE: FLC22B
7cm Petals, Liquid CODE: FDS021Liq
Gardenia Turquoise CODE: FDV054Tu
Gardenia White CODE: FDV054Wh
Mint Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Mi
Roses Lime Green CODE: FDR003LG
Roses Turquoise CODE: FDR003Tu
Paper String Liquid CODE: PSLiq
Extra Products used
Prima & MME papers, Thickers, Creative Imaginations alphas, Heidi Swapp plastic alphas, Kaiser paints, Texture paste with sand.
“Making a Splash”
By Linda Thompson
Thought I would put some colour into the day, here I have used a couple of the new ribbons along with the new Laurel flower.
The Laurel flower wasn't quite the color I wanted so I sprayed it with glimmer chalk in yellow and added a little blue to the edges so it would blend in more with the colours of the page. I have also sprayed a couple of the other flowers to give a blue gardenia red tips & a red apple blossom sprayed with yellow softens the colour.

Using the new organza flower ribbon I trimmed one side close to the flowers to use as a decorative border.

I created a big bow using the new organza polka dot ribbon, I found the white dots were to bright so I soften them with some yellow spray then lightly wiping with a tissue removing the colour from the ribbon but it still stayed on the dots.

Taking a red flower spray I twisted it around a cup to create a circle. I then used enough rat tail cord that went around the same cup twice and added ribbon stiff to it, once dry I was able to twist it around the flower spray and crate 2 circles the same size as the spray.
Green Tara Products Used
Laurel 8cm Silk and Oraganza Flowers Cream/Yellow CODE: XF9218CY
Red Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044R
Turquoise/White Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Tu/W
Cherry Blossoms White CODE: FLC22Wh - sprayed orange & yellow
Gardenia Turquoise CODE: FDV054Tu - sprayed yellow and given red tips
Gardenia White CODE: FDV054Wh - sprayed orange and blue
1.5cm Roses Blue CODE: FDR003B
1.5cm Roses Lime Green CODE: FDR003LG
Light Brown Roses 2cm CODE: FDR006LB
Organza Flower Wire Edged Turquoise/Lime Green CODE: RB326TuLG
Rat Tail Cord 50m roll Red CODE: RB1204R
Flower Sprays Red CODE: PFSTR
Extra Products used
Bo Bunny papers & chipboard word, thickers, MLSB alphas, Glimmer mist & Chalkboard.

Thanks for stopping by see you next time Linda xxx