Monday, 29 June 2015

Time for a challenge!

Hi there!  If you follow my blog you will know that I spend a lot of time with chipboard and I do love that but sometimes I just need to get back to my stamping roots :-D  Especially when I go to get a card out and there isn't one hahaha!!!!!  What better way to get my stamping mojo going than to do a challenge or two!!!!  This one is for a colour challenge over at *Chocolate Baroque*.  I have a fair few of their stamps, going way back to when they were Elusive Images.  For this challenge I chose to use a 'new' one: Punky Flowers, a sheet jam packed with steampunk flowers....

The colour combo:

The background has been dry brushed with acrylic and stamped and embossed with glittery black powder (such a shame that you can't see the sparkle)  I then coloured in the flowers with Copics and added some white dots here and there.

The stamps I used:

Thank you so much for popping by, I hope you are not disappointed by the lack of chipboard hahaha!  Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Giant flower peg!

Hi there!!!!!  Its all about flowers over at Tando this week!  I have made up a GIANT PEG for holding notes etc.

I cut 2 chipboard pieces 2x5inches to decorate with some Tando flowers.  DecoArt Fluid Acrylics have been used throughout (love this paint!).  I doodled some stems with a black fineliner pen.  Two wooden clothes pegs were then glued between the boards and some string threaded through some holes at the top to hang it by.  Or you could add some magnets to put it on the fridge :-D

If you fancy joining in with any of our themes this month its not too late.  Just take a look at the page at the top of the Tando Blog for more information.

Thank you for popping by, many hugs xxx

Monday, 15 June 2015

Decorated Money Box!

Helloooo!!!!!  I have a go-to box under my desk filled with bits & bobs for altering.  Mostly charity shop finds or sale items.  Right down at the bottom I found a forgotten wooden money box shaped like a house.  It was begging to be tarted up hahaha!!!!  Lots of paint, tissue paper & stamping later...ta da....

I love its little chimney :-D  The door and windows are Tando Creative chipboard...aren't those windows pretty?  You get a fair few in each pack too....

I added a heart and some flowers to add more interest, I hope you like it?  Thank you for taking a peek today my lovelies.  HUGS xxxxx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Hellooooo!!!!  This little MDF bookcase is new from Tando Creative and I just love it!!!!!  Just the right size for a set of Beatrix Potter books ;-D.  You could use is anywhere...bathroom, kitchen, kids room, craft room... endless ideas hahaha!!!!!  It would make a lovely present, either decorated or as it is at only £4!!!!!

I decorated it with a crackle finish then stamped JOFY flowers onto it.  Some more flowers were stamped onto painted card, fussy cut and attached to the bookcase.  I was following this months colour theme...

Don't forget that you can join in any of our weekly themes to be in with a chance of fabulous prizes.  Just take a look at the page at the top of our blog *HERE* for more info.

Thank you for popping by my lovelies xxx

Monday, 25 May 2015

Shelf Unit

Helloooooo!!!!!!  I really couldn't resist these pretty little shelves when Tando Creative brought them out!!!!  They have 'LOVE' letters that fix to them but I have put them to one side for another project.  So this is the *LOVE LADDER* without the love haha!  It stands around 18inches high and as you can see it tapers towards the top.

Perfect for those little nik-naks, jewellery boxes, crafty makes....anything small that you might want to display :-D  I have painted & stamped mostly, covering the shelves with paper to cover the little slits where the letters should go...

If you would like to see more Home D├ęcor this week head over to our *BLOG* to see what the design team have been up to.  If you fancy joining us with any of our themes for this month then take a look at the top of the Tando Blog for the link up page.

Thank you so much for coming to see my blog, I truly appreciate it, HUGS xxx

Monday, 18 May 2015

3D House with Mini Albums

I can't believe that its Monday...yet again!!!!!!  Spring is galloping into summer now and it won't be long before we crafters are talking about 'you know what'....the 'C' word hahaha!!!!!

Today I have the Tando Creative 3D House Kit all made up for you to see.  It comes with everything you need bar the decorating materials.  The sides open up to reveal mini albums for your favourite pics :-D

The roof has fabulous DecoArt Texture Sand on it...

I adore the little swings on the sides as handles!

All the colours that I used can be found *here*.  You can find this kit from Tando Creative *here* and full instructions *here*.

This piece has been sent up to HQ so if you want to see it just pop along to one of our shows where it (and lots of other fabulous samples) will be on display :-D

Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Peeled Tree!

Hello!  Now for something completely different!  How to abuse your chipboard and get away with it hahaha!!!  Its all about water & peeling, not to be confused with peel-offs.  I have used a *CLOUD TREE* (pack of 2) to peel.  I am pleased with how it turned out and that has to be down to the quality of the chipboard these shapes are cut from!  From *TANDO CREATIVE* of course!
I dunked the top of the tree in water until it was wet through then gently peeled and squished each layer to how I wanted it to look when dry.  Its pretty wet so I left it on a radiator overnight.  They layers came a little adrift at the top but it was easy just to glue the centres of them back together again!  Oh and I don't still have the heating on - this was made weeks ago haha!!!!!
The tree was then painted with acrylic paint in different greens and some clear glitter glue applied in places.  The trunk was also painted with acrylic.  I decorated a *MEDIA BOARD* (pack of 5) for the tree to sit on, adding some stamping & stencilling (*MINI MASK*) to add interest.  YES!  I do love to hug a tree, especially if its an old one...its very soothing!
Here are the products I used:
Thank you for looking today.  Enjoy hugging a tree!  HUGS xxx