Friday, 29 August 2014

Tree Decorations

haha is it too early to be thinking about making decorations for your Christmas Tree????  nah...never too early for me :D  I have used the fabulously sturdy Tando Domino's as a base for each of the little hanging plaques. Shame that the 'bling' doesn't show up in the photos though, sorry about that.

Tando produce 2 types of domino's - WAVY and STRAIGHT and they come in packs of 10 at a very good price.  I have painted & stamped onto two of them and covered the other 3 with patterned paper.  The little embellishments have been painted & glittered (except the stocking which has some paper on it) and are from our MINI RANGE, which are all suitable for card making as they are thinner.  You get lots in a pack making them great value!  Here are the products I used...

Thank you for calling by :D, take care xxx

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Octagonal Home Hanging

Hellooooo!  I have been working on another fairly new kit from Tando Creative - the OCTAGONAL HOME HANGING.  Each octagon measures just over 10cm across to give you an idea of the finished size.

I have gone for a 'country' feel for this project and used spotty background paper and acrylics, crackle stamp and some glossy accents.  There are a lot of elements in this kit and I still have hearts and flowers left for another day :D

You can buy the kit direct from *HERE* - it would make a lovely Christmas present for someone or for yourself!

Thank you for coming to see my work!  HUGS xxx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Pretty in Pink Scrapbooking

Hi!  There are some amazing scrapbookers out there but I am certainly not one of them hahaha!  So when I do occasionally scrapbook it all pretty basic stuff!!!  In this case I really didn't want anything to detract from this gorgeous studio photograph of my gorgeous niece Millie :D

For the background I used Andy Skinners Sunburst Mask and daubed dark pink & white Fresco paint through it.  I coloured the Tando Block Flourish (in a sale at the moment & you get two! :D ) in the same way.  A bit of lace and some words were all I wanted to do on this page.  Both of these products are available from Tando Creative's new RETAIL SITE, along with 100's of other designs.

Millie reached the grand old age of 7 a little while ago and here is the card I made for her....all girly, just like her :D  Spot the teensy Tando butterfly...

Thank you so much for popping by today, HUGS xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

AUGUST CHALLENGE for Tando Creative

Helloooo!  Its challenge time over at the *Tando Creative Challenge Blog* again.  The theme for the whole of August is


I have gone a bit Moroccan this month with the help of some new *MOROCCAN TILES* that Tando have released.  You get the frame as well as the tiles so they are very versatile.  I just love the shape.  I used them with one of the *ARABIAN ARCH* sets to make a sort of market montage.

You can see the new tiles in the back of the arch.  I took the tiles out of the frame and painted them up.  The frame was painted and glued to the backboard of the arch and then trimmed it.  The tiles were then 'touched' with some silver paste before gluing back in place.

I built up the different levels of the arch and then adorned it with bits I found in my stash.  I knew those little terracotta pots would come in handy someday :-D  Here is the nekkid stuff...

Our rules are very simple for our challenges but do check them out.  You can pick your own prizes if you win too so come and have a go.

Thank you for popping by, Take care xxx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Tando Grey & Black

Goodness I found this colour combo tricky!  But I love a challenge, even though I just had to add a bit of colour :-)  Where is the Tando I hear you ask?  I used the new *GRID ROUND MASK* and some grey ink for the background.  This mask is like a large sequin waste and incredibly handy to have in your stash!  The elephant is grey of course, although I haven't coloured him in.

I die-cut a square from the dotty paper and mounted it onto black card then had to add a party hat to the elephant.  Yes, elephants do love a get together and it must be very moving to witness it...

Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There's bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.”

Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Small as an Elephant

How lovely is that?  I have printed this on the inside of the card.  The lovely elephant stamp comes from CRAFTYSTAMPS so if you are looking for some 'real' animal stamps take a look.  They stamp beautifully as well!  Thank you for coming to 'see' me. Take care out there, HUGS xxx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

ATC week at Tando Creative

Gosh!  its been a while since I made an ATC!!!  But it is nice to go back to something I used to do a lot of :-)  Its ATC week over at *Tando Creative* who sell chipboard ATC's (amongst a host of other items) which can take a lot of abuse!!!!  Here is my effort...

The base has been painted with mauve paint and then PaperArtsy Crackle applied before the coat of blue.  I just love this crackle as it works every time!  The branches are from Tando's MINI BIRDS & BRANCHES pack and have been painted up and stuck under the JOFY birds.  Some doodling and trimming finishes it off.

I use these little birds a lot in my crafting, they are fabulous to have in your stash...

By the way the product links are for our new RETAIL SITE, so grab a cuppa and have a browse ;-)

Thank you for popping by, HUGS xxx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Another test!

Yet another test but you can have a pic this time hahahaha!!!!!

Fabulous cat stamp isn't it?  HUGS xxx