Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Love gives me wings!

Hello!  I have used a mini canvas for my project with wings today along with the pretty set of  Tando WINGS & HEARTS.
I added layers of acrylic paint to the little canvas and a bit of stamping.  The chipboard pieces have been painted gold and then I ran my painty finger around them.  I love painty fingers hahaha!!!!!
The pieces have been attached with silicone glue so that they stand out.  Small stamped letters were added before I added the chain to hang the piece by.  I plan to hang this on a doorknob somewhere in my home ;-)  Here is the set, lots of lovely wings and hearts:
Don't forget to enter our challenge:  You can now play along with us and our themes every week and once a month we will draw a name out of a hat for a winner of some lovely goodies.  Look HERE to link up your work!
Thank you for looking today my lovelies, hugs xxx

Monday, 19 January 2015

Journal Pages for a New Year!

Helloooo!  Today I am showing you a journal page .   Its been a while since I did any journaling myself and I do miss it!  But its the New Year so it warrants getting my book out :-D  I don't bother with New Years Resolutions any more as I am totally useless at keeping them hahaha!  So I found this quote...

You will need to enlarge it to see it, sorry!  It reads...

'My goal for 2015 it to accomplish the goals of 2014, which I should have done in 2013 because I made a promise in 2012 which I planned on keeping in 2011'

Now...if you can follow that you must be pretty clever hahaha!  To make the pages I dry brushed some beige acrylic quickly over the page and then added Texture Paste through the BIRD & BRANCH MASK.  When that was dry I replaced the mask and coloured in with Promarkers.  I doodled around the edges and used the HAVE YOUR SAY MASK to make the 2015.  The other dates are stamped.  The masks I used...

If you fancy joining in then why not enter our challenge?  Each week we are inviting you to play along with us and at the end of the month we will draw out a lucky winner for fabulous prizes.  Link up your work *here*.

Thank you for looking today, HUGS!!!!! x

Monday, 12 January 2015


Hello, I am starting our week of using embossing folders on Tando Chipboard.  I have chosen to try the thicker chipboard that Tando use to see if it will go through my Sissix.  I used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder that I had so it was a bit tight...but, yes, it goes through with a bit of muscle!!!!   I also used various designs to see how they would look:

It certainly gives them a whole new look doesn't it?  I chose the TWINCHIE to work with and coloured them with Faber-Castell Gelatos.  They look a bit messy at this stage:

But once I had added some Treasure Silver the pattern shone through more and the colours looked more blended.  I stuck them onto a little 2inch square handmade book that I had in my stash and added the word 'Smile' and a few beads.

So you can push the heavier Tando through with an embossing folder and you get lovely results.

If you like using embossing folders then why not enter our challenge?  Each week we are inviting you to play along with us and at the end of the month we will draw out a lucky winner for fabulous prizes.  Link up your work *here*.

Thank you for looking today, Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Hello Folks!  I wish you all A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope that 2015 is a good year for everyone out there!

My 1st post of the year is a Tando Garland/Banner which I have decorated with paper and corrugated card.  The lighting of the photograph looks a little weird, not sure why to be honest!

  For this week Tando has asked that we use a colour palette, which is a fairly new idea for me if I am honest.

Here are the pieces nekkid hehe....which you can buy from the retail site.  I can imagine a longer row of these little houses in all different colours...can you?

To be in with a chance of winning some great tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using inlinz below.  You don't have to use any tando product, but, if you do you will be entered into the draw twice.  There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 (FIVE) challenges.  Link your piece *HERE*

We look forward to seeing your makes:-

Thank you for popping by, HUGS xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Festive Fun!!!!!

Holidays are coming....holidays are coming... Time to make a few tags for my parcels!!!

These have been made using the gorgeous stand alone Tando SET OF 3 STANDING FIR TREES except that I didn't stand them up haha!  They are such a pretty shape aren't they?  They have been painted with acrylics and then some lush Sparkle Medium spread through Tando's SEQUIN WASTE MASK..  The tags have been painted white and covered with scrunched up patterned tissue paper and rubbed lightly with Treasure Gold wax.  A little stamped tag and some ribbons finish them off!

This post celebrates the 1st week of our DECEMBER CHALLENGE at Tando Creative.....Festive Fun!  We know its a busy time for us all but if you enter you can win some fabulous Tando goodies that you can choose yourself!  How cool is that?  You don't have to use Tando but if you do you get entered twice!  Here are the goodies that I used all available from *HERE* at very reasonable prices too!

The lovely trees...

The Sequin Waste Mask...

Do enter if you can my lovelies!  Take care...holidays are coming...holidays are coming...haha!  Hugs xxx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Bloomin' Garden

Helloooo!  As it gets closer to Christmas I am as busy as the next person trying to organise get stuff done so crafting has taken a bit of a back seat for now.  So today I would like to show you a mini canvas hanging that I made a while ago.
This little canvas is only 2inches square and fun to work on.  I painted the background with beige and cream acrylic before laying down the STRIPES MASK and pushing some texture paste through to form stems.  When dry I coloured these with Promarkers to match the MINI FLOWERS that I had painted.  The flowers were glued on along with two leaves from the MINI LEAVES pack.  Some beaded wire was attached along with a sentiment to finish.
The Stripes Mask...
The Mini Flowers pack...
The Mini Leaves Pack...
Take care, Karen xxx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Lots of Sparkle!!!

Yes, lots of lovely sparkle for you this week.  Are you feeling the sparkle of Christmas yet?   I am kicking it all of with an old favourite...a *Christmas Stocking* .  At the time of writing its on special offer - 2 for 1 - and its reduced!!!!  A brilliant thing for you or your kids to decorate while they are waiting for Santa!!!!!  Here is mine...
 I have painted the lower part red and added some Sparkle Medium through one of our lovely *Flourish Masks*.  I dabbed Texture Paste on the top section and then rubbed in a little Treasure Gold.  After glueing the pieces together I added teensy pom-poms to the points and a string tie.  For those short on time this little stocking would look very pretty covered with paper too!  Oh and wouldn't Bunting look amazing done with these?
Here it is necked hehe...
and the gorgeous flourish mask...
Have a fabulous Sparkly Happy Christmas!!!!  Hugs,  xxx