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

Thursday, 24 July 2014


Helloooo!  I just love it when Di at Tando brings out a new 3D kit as I tend to be the one that tries them out!!!!  Now that's a good thing hahhaha!!!!!  Recently launched is the new NOTEHOLDER/PENPOT SET which is fabulous with 2 drawers, a deep section for your pens and then 2 open sections on the top....extremely useful I think.  It comes flat packed and is incredibly easy to put together (there are good instructions).  It is in 2 sections so that you can choose whether to have one large unit or 2 smaller ones.  I chose to attach mine to make a large one...

I used patterned paper and acrylic paints to decorate it.

The handles on the drawers are made from scraps of leather attached with strong brads.   You can see the different compartments in this pic...

Tando have a gorgeous range of desktop storage, suitable for all ages and sexes and like all Tando 3D items they are amazingly sturdy!  

Thank you for popping by, Take care, HUGS xxx 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Making Something Useful for Tando

Hello, just because something has a purpose and is useful and practical doesn't mean that it has to be dull :-D  I have used lots of bright colours on this project and it will make me smile every time I reach for a pen!!!!  Especially as it will sit on my craft desk!  I have decorated the new-this-year TRIPLE BIRDHOUSE/DESKTOP STORAGE for my project this week.... I had to use a flash for this shot so its a bit bright...

This has all been coloured with acrylic paints.  On the end roof pieces I used the SEQUIN MASK with paint through.  But I do see that I forgot the inside orange roofs...ooops!  Just as well I won't notice when it has pens in it haha!  Here is a pic with pens to show you the size, without flash this time...

hehe I think the flashy pic is nearer the colours now :-D  I used some paint through the SEQUIN MASK on the orange rooves , added 3 heart from the MINI RANGE and some doodling.

This Birdhouse/Pen holder isn't on our retail site yet as its too new so take a look *here* for stockists of this one.  The hearts and mask are available though so pop along *here*for a browse at these and all the other goodies that Tando sells!

Thank you for popping by, it means a lot to me, HUGS xxx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

JULY CHALLENGE at Tando Creative

Hellooooo!!!!  The challenge for July over at Tando is 'COME FLY WITH ME'.  Lots of choice here I think.  I was having yet another sort out of my craft room and 'found' some large round canvases that I bought a while back.  At 12inches across they are a lot bigger than what I am used to crafting with but I had a play non the less!  Everything on this canvas is meant to sort of soft focus and a little messy hahaha!

The picture really doesn't do it justice, sorry about that!  The birds on the branches are formed with texture paste and a Tando Mask and then I roughly spread the paste over the rest of the canvas to give lots of texture.  You can see better in this pic of before it was painted...not sure what the camera was seeing but I couldn't see that odd pattern underneath...

Everything was then covered in a mix of Fresco Finish paints.  The flying birds are also Tando and have been roughly painted in the same colours before attaching to the canvas.  So, this is a bit different for me, I hope you like it!  Here is what I used made by Tando Creative.

Bird & Branch Mask..
Grab Bag of Mini Birds...

Journaling Block - Long Large

Thank you for looking, HUGS xxx

Monday, 7 July 2014

Inchie #26

Awe, I had a little trip down the emotional lane with this one.  The prompt is 'NEGATIVE' and I decided to take a look at my photographs and turn one into a negative.  Easy option I know but I did have fun!!!!  After a few scary pics I decided to use one of my lovely Charlie nestling in some tinsel!  He was just recovering from a stroke but he still managed to get in there - he adored Christmas!!!  Its not quite the same now he is no longer with us, Bless Him.

Here is the un-negative version...

Just had to show you this negative though...scary cat!!!!!! hahahahaha!!!!!

and the real one...

So if you are bored one day just have a play converting your pics....great laugh!!!  HUGS xxx

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Inchie #25

Hi, its inchie time again!  Over at *Every Inchie Monday* the prompt for this week is 'MAROON'.  Although I know what the colour looks like I still have to check as it can be so variable haha!  Good old Goggle!!! Guess what I found?  This beautiful bird - a Maroon Oriole.  Never heard of a maroon one before but isn't it striking?

There are some very clever entrants who would have drawn this themselves but I am not one of those so I have printed the bird out, cut it out and fixed with a sticky pad.

Thank you for popping by my lovelies!  HUGS xxx