Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Hello!  For this week I have put together some simple key-rings for you using some Tando Creative shapes.  I seem to have acquired a lot of these key-rings....they usually have shopping trolley tags on them. Hubby get given them at business conferences!
I used flowers, a leaf and hearts from the Grab Bag Range.  These are extremely handy to keep in your stash and you get a lot in a bag!  I painted them up and then used some haberdashery from my stash to decorate them.  A very simple and quick little gift that can be popped inside a card....or dare I say it in September...a small stocking filler :-p
Thank you for looking today, Hugs, Karen x

Saturday, 10 September 2016


I have been playing with shaving foam!  In fact my craft room now stinks of it hahaha!  Its a very messy, smelly process but you can achieve some very pretty papers.  That's always a bonus!  I made 2 cards with the prints I made...

For how I did these please pop over to the Craft Barn Blog for more information.

Take care and hugs xxx

Friday, 2 September 2016

A mixology in Pink!

Hi there!  Today I have something different from what I normally do but I did enjoy making it up!  Its a kit from the Tando Creative Ministry of Mixology Retreats.  These retreats take place a couple of times a year and they are a LOT of fun :-D

Anyway, I chose to work with Andy Skinners Frame which is quite a chunky beast!  People use all sorts of wonderful painty, grungy techniques on these kits but I have chosen to do something different.  I am using paper!!!!...and its PINK!!!!  Not normally Andy's thing at all!

I glued all the MDF parts together before painting them lightly in mauve acrylic over black gesso..  The sections of chipboard have been covered in some paper that I had had for ages, just waiting for a project like this :-D.  These tiles were then grunged up a bit around the edges.

Before I attached the 'lid' I added the stamped and coloured skull and 'neck'...

I would love to tell you whose stamp this is but I can't remember and there was no label, sorry.  I just add to add some very pink feathers for the poor souls hair!

I couldn't resist adding some black lace and some black paper flowers to finish this off and make it a bit more girly.  The letters are old metal ones that I coloured black with a Sharpie pen.

Thank you for popping by my lovelies, take care xxx

Monday, 22 August 2016

Watch the Birdie!

Hellooo and welcome!

Today I have a decorated mirror for you, one of those 12inch square ones from Ikea.  Where would we be without that place haha!  I have used the pretty little owls from the Tando MINI RANGE to embellish my project this week.  mmm...mirrors are notoriously tricky to photograph and I really should have smiled or poked my tongue out at least haha!
I cut a 'hill' shape from some copy paper and used both sections as a mask for the blue and green areas.  The background was daubed with paint and then stencilled over in white using the SEQUIN WASTE stencil(sorry you can't really see it in this pic)  There are also areas where I stamped some script.  I also used some Tando BUNTING to sit the owls on.  This was daubed with a mix of colours to match the flowers which were stamped and paper pieced.
The little owls were painted with acrylics to match! A bit fiddly but worth the effort.  Posca pens come in handy for these!
Thank you for taking a look today.  Take care out there, HUGS XXX

Monday, 15 August 2016

More Alpha's!

Helloooooo :-D

Those who follow The Craft Barn blog will see that I am doing their Alpha Challenge so I have more to show you.  I prefer to show you in batches haha!

K - KNIT.  I did a bit of knitting!  The handles are cocktail sticks with wooden beads on the ends.

W - WHEEL and yes, I did demolish a toy car for this ;-P
N - NIB ...
The Printers Tray I am working in is half full now and starting to look quite nice.  I should have taken a picture when I finished the 'N' but forgot. 
Thank you for popping by, Take care xxx

Monday, 8 August 2016

Miniature Book

Hello, its recipe time over at Tando and this month its...
I have made a little 2inch square book for my project...
The inside of the book has been made out of an 8x8inch piece of white card using the 'maze' method. The pink covers have been stamped with Stampendous' Mish Mash Stamps.  I stamped a face onto some cream card and overlaid the smallest scalloped frame, which was painted lilac. 
I used some hessian for the spine and threaded on the 3 buttons for decoration.
Thank you for coming to take a look, Take care xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016


Hello there!  I just love the mix in this months Tando Colour Theme, they are really sunny and pretty!  I decided to make something bright and sunny for you with them adding a quote that made me smile :-D  Ladies here in the U.K. will see why I tittered hahaha

I used a 7x5inch canvas as my base and covered it with pieces of old dictionary pages before painting it lightly in the yellow shade.  I love these wings from the WINGS SET and used the other colours from the palette on them.  The heart is from the HEARTS GRAB BAG and I chose to paint it green adding a teensy heart from the MINI RANGE.  I painted up some card to stamp my letters on and added a wire hanger.  Oh and the colours , nearly forgot to show you...

Here is the pack of really pretty wings...

Thank you for popping by, do come again, HUGS xxx