Friday, 12 September 2014

Just Tagging along!

Helloooo!  This time I am playing with TAGS.  Usually these end up decorating my craft room but these have been made to actually use on presents :D   I had some scraps of home decorated paper that I used at bases and went from there.

The Sewing Tag - I used my lovely friend GIOVANNA'S SPIRAL MASK and dabbed blue over it onto the background to give depth.  Then I decorated the COTTON REELS & SCISSORS, used a scrap of lace and a PC generated saying.  This mask isn't available for retail yet but you can buy it from a supplier.

These are available in small or large...

The Steampunk Tag - I used some Sparkle Medium through Tando's COG MASK for this one.  The HEART is from the Mini Range and has been painted & glossy accents added.  Some stamped wings, word and a little tag finish it off.

You get loads of these hearts in a bag...

The Flower Tag -  used Sparkle Medium again but through a lovely LONG FLOURISH MASK.  I added a painted & sparkled BUTTERFLY and finished off with paper flowers and a stamped saying.


All but Gio's mask (will be soon) are available on our RETAIL SITE so grab a cuppa and have a good browse, especially at our Christmas goodies and new designs :D

Thank you so much for calling by, please leave a comment if you have the time, HUGS xxx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Have a Dance!!!!

Helloooo!  Everyone can dance can't they?  Even those who think they have two left feet hahaha!  Just wiggle your hips and you are dancing....its so good for the soul!!!  Go on!!!  Dancing makes us smile!!!

I have made up a little 4x4inch canvas to encourage you to dance, even if its just in your heart...

I painted & stencilled a lovely bright background and used Tando Creative Letters to pick out the word 'DANCE'.  The blue paint is metallic so its all a bit dazzling :D

This has been made for Septembers Tando Challenge which has the theme - LETTERS & NUMBERS this month.  You can make anything at all as long as it fits the criteria and there are lovely prizes to be had too.  Just pop over to read up on our very basic rules.  Have Fun!

Tando Creative now have a RETAIL ONLINE SHOP where you can easily navigate to find your goodies!  The prices are very competitive and I think you will be surprised just what there is.  Check out the 3D section, especially if you are thinking 'Christmas' :D

Thank you for popping by, HUGS xxx

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