Monday, 2 March 2015

Colour Theme for March!

Hi, March already????  Soon be lovely and warm again hopefully :-D

As its the 1st week of the month Tando Creative has a colour theme again, rather a pretty one too!  I have made up a 6 x 6 inch FRAME  and added a MUG AND CUP & SAUCER from a Grab Bag.

The background has been covered with old book pages and then watercoloured.  The outer of the frame has been painted with acrylics.  I used Neocolor II on the mug & cup and saucer then stamped with some Crafty Individual bird stamps before attaching to the frame.  A couple of holes in the top and some rough string finishes it all off!

If you fancy having a go at making something using this colour scheme then please join our monthy competition.  You can leave a link to your lovely work HERE (at the top of the page) to be with a chance of winning some prizes.

Thank you for popping by and yes, my kitchen is always open if you fancy a cuppa!!!!! Hugs xxx

Monday, 23 February 2015

Happiness is.......

Hello lovely people!  Today I am showing you a *Triple Arch Frame* available from Tando Creative Online that I have decorated.

At first I wasn't too sure what I was going to do so had a rummage in my stamps and found a couple of foodie ones that I have never used (such a sin) so I went with a foodie topic!  I stamped onto plain paper with Stazon they overcoloured with Tombow pens, watering them down a lot.  I cut pieces out to fit into the arches, saving bits for the *cutlery* and *heart* later on.  I glued the layers of the arches together then painted them in a co-ordinating colour before attaching to the base.  The cutlery is part of a Cooking Set and I painted them silver before adding the paper to the handles.  Then I dabbed a little brown ink around all the edges and added the stamped quote.

I used...
The Triple Arch Layered Frame
Stamps are by Crafty Individuals and Papermania.
If you fancy having a go with our theme of ARCHES this week then please do!  Enter your link *here* for a chance of goodies when we draw a name at the end of the month.
Thank you for taking a look today and I hope you all get a break from washing the dishes soon!  HUGS xxx

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Guest Designer for The Craft Barn


As its Tando week over at The Craft Barn's Blog I have been asked to design a card using the very useful Tando Mini's.  These have been especially designed to use on cards as they are a lot slimmer than the rest of the range.  But being slimmer does not mean they are flimsy, they can still take a battering of paint hahaha!  I have gone for one of my favourites - the bunnies - soooo cute!!!!!

For the background cut a piece of watercolour paper 5 inches square then using watercolour paints colour  a sky and some grass as shown.  You don't have to be precise as the stamping will cover most of it.

Using the Crafty Individual CI-226 stamps and black Stazon stamp the different flowers to mostly cover the grass.  Add the butterflies.  Using watercolour paints again pick out a few flowers & the butterflies with a little colour.  Lightly gesso the larger running rabbits from the Tando Mini Pack then when dry paint with Fresco Paints. I used Irish Cream with a little Chocolate Pudding added to it.  Paint the tails in Chalk and add a little highlight to their ears and dot their eyes with a black pen.

From The Craft Barn I used :

Tando Creative Mini Rabbits - Crafty Individuals Stamp - CI-395 (similar to the one I used) Alphabet Stamps - Watercolour Paper -Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Paint PaperArtsy Fresco Paints -

Thank you for looking today ;-D, hugs xxx

Monday, 16 February 2015

A bucket or basket????

Hi lovely people!!!  This week I have a lovely, what shall I call it?  A bucket? hahaha!!!! Tando Creative call it a round basket and you can buy one *here*.   If you like to make up gift boxes then this could be for you as it will certainly hold a fair few things!!!  Its 7inches across and around 6inches deep!!!!I have left the handle off as I want to store large tubes of paint in it ;-D

I pushed out all the hearts before painting the sections on one side then covered the other side with double sided  pretty paper.  The base and the top rim were  painted then all the pieces glued in place.  I had some lovely plaited string in my stash which I glued around the top and bottom and then added a border.  The border was stamped onto the same paper and cut out.  I took 2 of the hearts and painted one side and added paper to the other before attaching them with more plaited string.

Here is the inside.....

See, it does go together a bit like a beer barrel haha!!!!  I have to say that I am pleased with this and it will look pretty on my craft table.

Tando have an ongoing challenge so if you fancy making anything this week then please enter it and link to the page at the top of the Tando Blog to enter in the draw for a prize at the end of the month.

Thank you so much for looking today, please take care, HUGS xxx

Monday, 9 February 2015

Believe in your dreams!!!

Hello lovely people! There are a lot of crafters out there who don't much like to use paint or fancy techniques so this project for Tando Creative uses only paper (a little colouring but not much).

The cute little *HOUSE* is only around 2inches cubed and anyone who is a regular to my blog knows that I love these and use them a lot!!!!!!!!  I have covered it with pretty paper after the main part was assembled.  The door is a scrap of card cut down with a brad for a knob.  The roof has been covered with scrunched up patterned tissue paper.  Then a little colour added with Tombow Markers.

The pretty *CURLY TREE* has also been covered with scrunched up tissue paper.  That may sound fiddly and it is a bit but its worth is for the lovely texture that you achieve.  I added a few painted hearts from my stash and a little stamped sign.

These all sit on a chipboard base.

Thank you for taking a look today.  If you fancy joining in with us this week please do.  There is a page at the top of the Tando Blog where you will be able to add a link to your work.

HUGS xxx

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

I actually made a card!!!!!!

Hello, I have actually made a card!!!!!  Don't do that often, apart from Christmas hahaha!!!

As its the 1st week of the month we are following a colour chart and February's looks like ice-cream haha!  I created a painty background using the colours suggested and added a little light script stamping. The Tando *flower* and *leaf* have been painted the darker colours and edged with a white pen.  The leaf has been glittered and paper flowers added to the centre of the flower.  A little toning chiffon ribbon finishes it off.

If you fancy playing along with this weeks theme (or any week) you can now :-D  There is a random draw at the end of the month for prizes!!!!  Just link your work *here*  Here are the Tando pieces that I used:

Thank you for looking today, Hugs, Karen xxx

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