Monday, 19 August 2019


Hi people xxx
Do you ever wonder what to do with all those gorgeous ATC's that you have?  Tando Creative have designed a couple of lovely ATC boxes?   The lid folds right back and to close the front just tucks behind where I have put the book plate!  Plus they hold around 50 undecorated ATC's!!!! Oh and there is one for ATC COINS as well.   Here is the one that I did.....
After daubing on paint with a sponge I added some *weathered wood* through a stencil.  When it was dry I added some white over the tops. 
To neaten the circles up which were a bit messy, I added dots with a brown Posca Pen.  At the front I added a *mini book plate* with the lettering inside.
I painted the insides plain.
Thank you for taking a looksee x

Monday, 22 July 2019

Love this little concertina binder!!!!!

Hi everyone, It has been a long while since I posted.  I have been taking a break to concentrate on a few art courses.  You may have seen a few pictures on FB.  There won't be many as I am quite shy at showing them.

But I have been doing a little Tando work still. 

Who can resist this gorgeous and useful concertina binder?  I know I can't!!!!!  Apart from the obvious rings, it has a little holder to place the mini clipboard in or you could add a little book if you like.

You can use this one for all sorts of a holiday journal, an art journal or just a place to put your lists :-D.  Plus its handy enough to fit into a handbag!
I added chalk paints randomly to the bases and then decided it was too bright and gave them a covering of gesso!  The lovely leaf spray has been made using the new layering stencils.  I used two of the layers with modelling paste, painting each as it dried.
Open one side of the binder and you have a holder for the mini clipboard! Its deep enough to be able to hold a lot in your clipboard.
I used paper to cover my page dividers and to decorate the clipboard.  I also added a few quotes for inspiration!
The finishing touch was to add the 'ART' letters and wrap some lace around to hold it neatly.
The team have decorated this in so many ways.  Keep a look out for more inspiration
Karen xxx

Monday, 8 October 2018

Featured in Craft Stamper - Post-It Note Holder

Hello everyone!  The Tando team are delighted that we are featured in November's issue of THE CRAFT STAMPER!  We were all sent the same substrate to work with so it will be very interesting to see how different they all are!  To be honest it doesn't have a name (as yet) but it is a fun piece!!!! 

I am kicking off with mine and I have turned it into a Post-It note holder, although they are diddy!
Lots of Weathered Wood Crackle going on! And open....
The two little Post-It note holders...
Thank you for looking . 

Take care , Karen xxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Twinchie #10

Hellooooo!!!!!  It is colour theme week and here I am with another *twinchie* for you!  This time I have added a *domino* and some *mini keys* to my little square.
Thank you for popping by, take care, Karen xxx

Monday, 10 September 2018

Wallet/Magazine storage

Storage is always a problem, especially in a craft room :D useful is this one??????  I have made up this very-easy-to-do *WALLET STORE* .  It is incredibly sturdy and will hold magazines easily and because you decorate it yourself you can really go to town!
Once joined together and painted I added some painted embellishments.  Who can resist the *WHIMSICAL HOUSES *  and those *CURLY TREES* are so pretty!!!!!  Had to add a few little *BIRDS* to finish off. 
At the moment this wallet store is only available with the Round Box which looks like this...
But still a very good price for the two.

Thank you for coming by xxx

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Twinchie #9

Hi,  here is this months *twinchie* using the colour combo provided.  This really does look far better in real life :-D
I have used the *mini mask - numbers* to add the '9' in the centre of this.  I also used some coloured modelling paste through a stencil to create the bamboo effect (sadly this is now out of stock).
The colour palette...
Thank you for taking a look, take care, Karen xxx

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Note/Photo Holder from Scraps

Hello there!  For my 'stand alone' piece I have used up some left over pieces from the pretty *TRIPLE ARCH FRAMES*  I have done a few of these now and was left with several of the insides.
I glued some small and large ones together before decorating with stamping and paint effects.  Before I attached the smaller arches to the larger ones I glued a piece of card behind the smaller one to create a gap.  Then only attached a section of the smaller arches to the larger ones.  I added a heart to the top.
 Thank you for taking a look today.  Please pop back to see how more of the DT interpreted this theme.  Hugs Karen x