Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Festive Fun!!!!!

Holidays are coming....holidays are coming... Time to make a few tags for my parcels!!!


These have been made using the gorgeous stand alone Tando SET OF 3 STANDING FIR TREES except that I didn't stand them up haha!  They are such a pretty shape aren't they?  They have been painted with acrylics and then some lush Sparkle Medium spread through Tando's SEQUIN WASTE MASK..  The tags have been painted white and covered with scrunched up patterned tissue paper and rubbed lightly with Treasure Gold wax.  A little stamped tag and some ribbons finish them off!

This post celebrates the 1st week of our DECEMBER CHALLENGE at Tando Creative.....Festive Fun!  We know its a busy time for us all but if you enter you can win some fabulous Tando goodies that you can choose yourself!  How cool is that?  You don't have to use Tando but if you do you get entered twice!  Here are the goodies that I used all available from *HERE* at very reasonable prices too!

The lovely trees...

The Sequin Waste Mask...


Do enter if you can my lovelies!  Take care...holidays are coming...holidays are coming...haha!  Hugs xxx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Bloomin' Garden

Helloooo!  As it gets closer to Christmas I am as busy as the next person trying to organise get stuff done so crafting has taken a bit of a back seat for now.  So today I would like to show you a mini canvas hanging that I made a while ago.
 
 
This little canvas is only 2inches square and fun to work on.  I painted the background with beige and cream acrylic before laying down the STRIPES MASK and pushing some texture paste through to form stems.  When dry I coloured these with Promarkers to match the MINI FLOWERS that I had painted.  The flowers were glued on along with two leaves from the MINI LEAVES pack.  Some beaded wire was attached along with a sentiment to finish.
 
The Stripes Mask...
 
 
The Mini Flowers pack...
 
The Mini Leaves Pack...
 
Take care, Karen xxx

Monday, 8 December 2014

Lots of Sparkle!!!

Yes, lots of lovely sparkle for you this week.  Are you feeling the sparkle of Christmas yet?   I am kicking it all of with an old favourite...a *Christmas Stocking* .  At the time of writing its on special offer - 2 for 1 - and its reduced!!!!  A brilliant thing for you or your kids to decorate while they are waiting for Santa!!!!!  Here is mine...
 
 
 I have painted the lower part red and added some Sparkle Medium through one of our lovely *Flourish Masks*.  I dabbed Texture Paste on the top section and then rubbed in a little Treasure Gold.  After glueing the pieces together I added teensy pom-poms to the points and a string tie.  For those short on time this little stocking would look very pretty covered with paper too!  Oh and wouldn't Bunting look amazing done with these?
 
Here it is necked hehe...
 
 
and the gorgeous flourish mask...
Have a fabulous Sparkly Happy Christmas!!!!  Hugs,  xxx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Quick Christmas Cards!

Hellooooo!  If you are stuck for an idea for 'batch making' your Christmas cards try something like this!  They are quick and easy for a 'production line' hahahahaha!!!  This one is Black & Gold to fit our topic this week.  Sorry that the sparkle doesn't show up that much :-(


I have used the Tando STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS TREE MASK for mine but there are other Christmasy masks available as well!  Simply take some black card and cover it with some Sparkly Clear Glitter paint.  When dry spread some Sparkle Medium through the mask.

I have also done some that have a dry-brush painty background to add more colour.  Using different colour mediums took some of the boredom chore out of making so many cards!!!


These really do look striking in real life. 

The Steampunk Christmas Tree Mask...


For this Christmas masks and lots of other goodies do pop over *here* for a browse, there is loads to wet your crafting appetite plus we have some new releases very soon!!!!

HUGS xxxxx

Friday, 28 November 2014

SANTA, PLEASE STOP HERE.....

ooooo its nearly Santa time!!!!!!!!  My daughter adores Christmas so what better early present is there for someone like her hahaha!  A personalised *Santa, Please Stop Here* sign :-D  I love that this is personalised...you just add the names required onto your order!


There are 6 stockings in all so 6 names can be added!  As there are only 3 in my daughters family I have tucked the other 3 away safely to be added later.  I also made an extra hole so that the stockings 'balance' out, easy to do! The main section has been painted white and then over stamped with fir trees. 



The houses have been covered in glittery paper with corrugated card for rooves.   I went round the houses with a red watercolour pencil.  The stocking were treated in the same way.



All the lettering has been painted red and glitter added to give it sparkle.  I loved the sparkle but wanted it to glow as well so I rubbed some Treasure Gold around the whole thing.  I glued some rough string around the main section and tied on the stockings with a finer string.

This would make a lovely Family item to come out year after year...well...until Santa stops coming hahaha!  Saying that......he always comes to our house!

Take care out there xxx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Decorated box!

This week I am bringing you a largish decorated Tando box!  The kit is actually the Tic Tac Toe Box but I have decorated it differently using different elements.


I made up the box before adding acrylic paints, using a different colour each side.  Lovely and bright eh?  On the top of the lid I used 2 sets of the FLOURISH 7 on the corners,  4 Twinchies (stamped) in the centre and then a Multi Loop Karen's Frame on top of those.


These are fantastic box to use to put that special gift in and they are incredibly easy to put together!  Here are the pieces that I used...

The main kit...I shall use the other pieces on another project!


The lovely corner flourishes...

The little frame...(pack of 4)

and of course the twinchies...
 
You can buy all these direct from Tando Creative *here*  Thank you for popping by today, take care xxx
 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN

Yes...it will soon be here...very soon haha!!!!  Once its December then Christmas is on it and what better way to start the celebrations than with a Countdown Calendar? 


This is a Tando Kit and you get everything that you need (even the hooks) apart from the decorating materials.  I have painted mine but it could easily be covered in gorgeous Christmas papers.  The stockings are around 3inches long to give you an idea of the scale and the whole thing is free-standing.


I have used acrylic paint on this one, along with some random stamping.  For the sign I used a woodgrain stamp to make it look more realistic.


The stocking have been painted and then glittered...got to have sparkle at Christmas haha!  Or should that be hoho!!!!!  Here is how it arrives, along with your instructions...


It doesn't take long to put together so there is plenty of time before 1st December :-D

Take care xxx