Friday, 30 October 2009


Oh have I had fun with the new TANDO CHIPBOARD that arrived on my desk this week!!!!  It made me feel really Christmasy ho ho ho!!!

First I had this lovely snowman to use.  I painted him up with acrylics & then added glitter & GA to lift him a bit.  Then I wondered what to do with him...mmmm haha!!!  I found an old photograph of my daughter when she was around 12 with her step-siblings.  They had made a wonderful snowman & were very proud as it was their first (we don't get much snow down here).  The background was dry brushed with acrylic then spritzed with silver Glimmer Mists.  The large snowflake came from a market somewhere & was already glittered.  The snowflakes on top where from a kit from BubblyFunk...tho I changed the colour of the bigger one.  I also added snowflake sequins.  The whole layout is actually quite sparkly irl.

Then I had a play with a lovely stocking which came in 2 parts.  Its around 5inches long.This was a joy to use as its a fair size so very versatile.  I covered it with some gorgeous glittery papers from My Minds Eye & then added stickles.  The teensy pom-poms were a lucky find somewhere! 

I then added the stocking to this....

I really loved doing this one...can you tell???  I covered the mountboard from the same paper range & added the stickles.  The chippie snowflakes were painted blue & stickled.  The letters are grungeboard which were painted the same blue & GA added.  The bells were a brilliant buy in a sale in a DIY store last January...I knew I had to have them.  Its worth checking out these places after Christmas.

TANDO have some really unusual chipboard...its so worth taking a look to find their stockists.  You can see a link on the right which takes you to their blog.  Later I will show you some fantastic beer pumps I had to play with....yes.....BEER PUMPS!!!!!  Thank you so much for looking today....HUGS XXX


Kaz said...

Yep it definately shows you had fun with these Karen. Love both projects xx

Kathy said...

These are great, Karen - especially the Christmas Stocking - I love that one

Janice said...

'Stickled' is that a new word lol!

I really love that Christmas wall hanging with the stocking, it is beautiful. Your LO is good too, the snowman set off your photo perfectly.

lisa said...

No wonder you've been feeling Christmassy, Karen, these are great. I love your layout with the cheerful snowman and the hanger is goreous too.
Have a great weekend.


Gez said...

Great LO Karen love the sparkle on your snowman but wow what a fab job the children did making their snowman..both are great! I do love your stocking & your wall hanging is something else. Looks fabulous.XXX

CLARE said...

This is all just lovely Karen. The chippie snowman goes perfectly with your photo. Love the glittery wall hanging too

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Karen, as always you have created some knock out beautiful work. I adore the stocking and the top card. Fabulous !!!
June xxx

Traceyr said...

Thought I had commented on this already Karen but I haven't opps.

This is brilliant love the layout and the decorated stocking is fabulous.

Look forward to seeing what you do with the beer pumps! haha


Gini said...

I love both of these!
Lovely layout on the card and a wonderful Christmas wall hanging.