Welcome to the TIO challenge. I am pleased to see you here. Every other Wednesday, I shall dare you to dream up a tag, and will come and look at your blog. I am really looking forward to it.







Wednesday, 27 April 2011

TIO #76 - Something with a Pocket!!!

Firstly thank you so much for dreaming with us last week, and sharing your beautiful works of art, and also for making Frankie's new design team welcome.You will notice that the lovely Janet has joined us  this week, back from her travels...thank you so much from us all x
This week Frankie is having a rest and taking it easy after having treatment to her hands, we all wish you a speedy recovery, and are sure that the gorgeous Fred is looking after you well.

So this week you have me to start you dreaming, on the subject of "Something with a Pocket"!! Well after all of this beautiful weather, and walking along the prom every day, it made me dream about being a little girl at the seaside. I always had pockets full of shells, seaglass, driftwood and anything else I could find! I was, and still am, a real little beach comber, or kleptomaniac as my friends would say LOL!!

My tag has been inked up in a mixture of tumbled glass and stormy sky distress inks. The seaside stamps are from Crafty Individuals and were again stamped out with stormy sky distress ink. I wasn't happy with the text, as it wasn't dark enough so I traced over with a fineliner pen. My little pocket is my new addiction, needle felting.............. love it! I used a blended Merino wool on a Merino Pre Felt, added a couple of bit's of Sari ribbon and some fish charms to finish. I hope my dream has inspired you, and can't wait to see what you dream up this week. Don't forget please use at least one real stamp. Love Elizabeth x






                                                                            Helen




Well, there you have it, some great inspiration pieces from my fabulous DreamTeam. Sorry I could not do this week, as my thumbs are not up to crafting yet, but I might slip in under the wire before the challenge ends!!! Do please join in and have a go, and continue to leave your great comments, as we all love to hear what you think... So looking forward to hopping in to see you... ENJOY!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

TIO #75 - Birds, As You Will and DDT

What an exciting week for TIO. I have been saying I needed to change something here, for a long time, as you know if you follow regularly... So I have got me a design team.... and here they are, your

DreamTeam:-

Janet         - Redmoss Ramblings
Wanda      - Sunshine Crafter
Elizabeth   - The Crafty Robin
Zoe           - This Little Place
Helen        - Stamping by H

I am feeling so lucky to have such talented crafters joining me to inspire you each week. We are only new, and still working things through, but we will hope to provide you with great ideas and pieces to set you thinking. So there you are... hope you will come each week, and most of all ENJOY!!

This week, the theme is birds, as you will - we want you to dream this tag with whatever twist you want, but please use at least one really truly stamp. The closing date is 10.00pm on Tuesday 26th April. We are so looking forward to visiting your blog and seeing what you have done with the idea...and, meanwhile here is what we have done...
                                                                           Elizabeth








Frankie
So there I told you there was some great work here... I am SO pleased to have my teamies here with me, so I hope you enjoy the challenge this week...
Love and light
Frankie
xx
 

Monday, 18 April 2011

A New Design Team Announcing Here on Wednesday

Hi, everyone... I am SO excited. I have been wondering about jazzing up my Dream for a while, as some of you already know... and I have decided to have a design team for the first time, ever... I want to be able to inspire you and do different things, like always, but I would like to add even more dimension to that dreaming...

So, on Wednesday, I shall announce to you my all new Dream Team!!!  fab crafters all, and each with her own great style and way of looking at things... we shall be getting our heads together and dreaming you some wonderful dreams in the weeks to come, so hop back here on Wednesday 20th, for a whole new challenge and a Dream Team to inspire you!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

TIO #74 - A Tag by Any Other Shape!!

Last week we had some wonderful entries, but not nearly as many as we used to have... I am seriously wondering whether to stop, or to carry on... I want to carry on, of course, 'cos this is DragonsDream... I am looking for some new ideas, and am looking for a small DT... I have a few peeps in mind, but if you are interested, you could always email me... I will have to make a choice soon, because I don't want this site just to dribble to a close!!!!!



Well, onwards and whatever... THIS week, I want you to dream a tag that has any other shape than the "norm".... I have used my nestie and the shape stamps that fit it from The Stampman... Jill has hit upon a winner here, as it is fab to have the stamps to co-ordinate with your cut shapes. She also sent me this wonderful skeleton leaf, and the huge dragonfly - I have had a mini one of these for several years, but this one is humumgous!!! Distress inks in the greens, pearl perfect pearl spray, cosmic shimmer powders and a fav blossom stamp from the Stamp Addicts finish off this one - a tag that is not really a tag shape.... So, you choose the theme for the decoration, and please use at least one true real stampy stamp and ink... and ENJOY!!!

Thanks for Looking
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

TIO #73 - My Insect Tripyich

Thanks for last week... there were some great backgrounds with paint and paper, and now we move on to something very different...

This time, I would like you to dream a triptych... that is a trio... so 3 tags that fit together under your own chosen theme. Mine is insects (duh!!! obviously!!) and I have had the opportunity to use a couple of new stamps... the stampotique large papillon and the two bees, these in record delivery time from a fabulous website called Happy Daze . The moth on the right, is from the botanical set by Aspects of Design from the Stampman...

So it's over to you. I hope you will join in and have fun with your chosen theme in the triptych form, so ENJOY!!! but remember to use at least one real stamp somewhere in your design!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx