Monday, 25 July 2016


Hellooooo!  If you love butterflies then this week at Tando Creative is just for you!  We are celebrating them all this week!  I have chosen to decorate and teensy 2x2inch wooden box that I found in my stash.
I lightly painted it with *DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue* so that the wood grain still showed through.  Then I took the lovely new *Mini Mask Leaves * and stencilled white acrylic through it on the sides of the box.  While that was drying I painted the little *butterflies* from the mini range first in white, then dry brushed with the teal.  I added some wire and beads as shown.
I then painted a piece of burlap white (although it still looks cream in the photo) and glued it underneath the butterflies on the top of the box.  The inside has been painted and some pretty co-ordinating paper added.

Many thank you's for popping by, many HUGS xxx

Friday, 22 July 2016

Blog Hop!

Hellooooo lovely bloggers and welcome to this blog hop! :D  Hopefully you have just come from Kristine.

We are delighted to be joining the fabulous STAMPENDOUS in a blog hop today.  To find UK stockists of their products take a look at Woodware here and for Europe take a look at  Pink Your Life.  If you follow the trail and leave a comment there are prizes!  You do need to leave a comment on every post in the hop and look what Tando is offering to one lucky winner...

I  have decorated a fabulous Tando *long tag* with some of the gorgeous Frantage elements that Stampendous do.  The tag is a good size at 190mmx70mm and is strong enough to take the mediums you might like to use.

I have used the Frantage Encrusted Jewel Set in Teal to decorate my tag.  The camera just doesn't do the sparkle justice sadly.  The tag was first covered with old dictionary paper then painted  with a light coat of Quinacridone Magenta.  Then overstamped with the Mish Mesh stamps.  The butterflies were painted with Cobalt Teal before being over stamped.

I hope you enjoy this lovely blog hop.  If you get lost just head back to the Tando Blog to find the list of entries.  The next blog to visit is the lovely Kaz. 

Don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance of a prize!

Enjoy!!!!! xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Look what Tando is up to next week :-D  Make yourselves a cuppa and spend a little time browing as there are PRIZES to be won!!!!!

Hope to see you there, HUGS xxx

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Electric Guitar - no strings attached!

Hello, I have been playing with this weeks recipe from Tando :-D
1 embossing folder, 2 ribbons and 3 gems.
I have taken a guitar from the MUSIC PACK and added it to a card.
The background is watercolour paper which has  been coffee stained and stamped, then embossed (sorry its hard to see the texture).  The ELECTRIC GUITAR has been painted with *Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide* and *English Red Oxide* before having *Liquid Glass* spread over the top.  I added 3 gold gems and some ribbon strips.
Thank you for looking today, take care, Karen x

Monday, 13 June 2016

Rocking Horse!

Hello everyone!  I am back after a much needed break from the DT and raring to go again :-D  Today sees the start of another 'Anything Goes' week and I am here to show you a Tando Creative  *Rocking Horse* that I have made up.  You get 2 in a pack and I used 2 packs of MDF ones (you get a choice of greyboard or MDF) and glued them together so that my Rocking Horse is free-standing. 
After glueing them together I painted gel medium around the edges to make it easier to add the blue acrylic as sometimes you need several coats to cover them!  The main body was painted in an off white then stamped with a crackle stamp.  My 1st idea was to add bright flowers but I guess the mood wasn't there as I found myself making a leather saddle etc!  A teensy flower button was added to the bridle.
I am liking this idea to make the animals free-standing so may have a go at the reindeers nearer Christmas :-D
Thank you for taking a look today, HUGS, Karen x

Monday, 30 May 2016

More of my ALPHA TRAY

Hellooooo!  Its been a little while since I posted but I have had a long rest from crafting while other things have been going on in my life......notable the arrival of my gorgeous little grandson, Arthur :-D

But I have still been filling in my Printer Tray with The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge and here are some more letters for you...

J for JADE, which had to include a dragonfly...

A for ARUM lillies...

T for TREE

Just about half way there already!!!!  Thank you for popping by, HUGS xxx

Friday, 15 April 2016

Alpha printer tray catch up!

Helloooo!  I have been a bit remiss in my blogging, partly due to having a long break from my Design Team work.  But I have still been adding to my PRINTER TRAY with The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge.  Here are some more letters that I have done as well as the tray so far....

G...giraffe.  I made a larger area for this one!



Here is the tray so far...I am still not sure if I should leave the tray as is or paint it.  Feedback would be welcome!

Thank you for popping by my lovelies, take care out there!!!, HUGS xxx