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Monday, 11 January 2010

TANDO GOODIES!

Brrrr.... you all still shivering like me??? 

I would like to thank all those who made comments about my journal.  Its still sitting on my sideboard being dipped into, soon to be put on the shelf with last years!!!

after all the Christmasing its been nice to get back to some 'normal' crafting.  I have been working on some stuff sent from TANDO and I have been LOVING it haha.

First I worked on a lovely set of Home Sweet Home pieces.  I used BG Sugared papers for this picture.  I rubbed some stickles over the flowers & hearts.  I am amazed how far it makes stickles go doing this & its much more subtle I think!  After I had covered the words & the house I didn't like th paper so I rubbed ink over that.  I was pleased with the result as it still showed the pattern thru & was a better match anyway.



Secondly I have worked with a Key To Your Heart mini book set.  Well, its not too mini as the whole thing measures over 6x4inches.  Every fibre of my being was screaming to make this super girly as its such a feminine shape but I think Jeremy may have raised an eyebrow or two don't you?  I alternated with red & beigy papers and added black soot distress inks.  The key & lock have been utee'd and then stamped while still wet.  I added string round the 'handle' and feather & beads to the chain.


I have yet to do the soppy journaling in this one haha.  Thank you for looking today, take care & stay warm, HUGS XXX

18 comments:

tracy said...

karen,those are stunning :) i love the papers on the hearts :)

Sharon said...

I love both of your Tando projects Karen. I really like how you chose to amke a canvas out of the home sweet home chippie set- very inspirational.
The heart book is perfect in black, red and ivory!

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Karen, I am loving your heart and I like how you have wrapped the handle in string brilliant idea take care in this awful weather lol ju x down in Penzance

Kaz said...

Oh those are lovely Karen, I really like the way you did the lock and key. xx

kirsticoo said...

These are both very sweet projects...Cool...x

Janice said...

Aw I really love that heart mini book, gorgeous work Karen.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous projects Karen...x

Angelnorth said...

These look fabulous Karen, I love the book especially, that string wrapped handle is fantastic!

Di said...

Gorgeous Karen, I love them both xx

Hazel said...

Beautifully creative crafting x

Net said...

That heart book is fab Karen. You clever girl!

Anesha said...

Two really wonderful creations Karen. Love the shape of the book, great idea. Thank you for your sweet comment on my knitting attempt. Hugs anesha

Susie Sugar said...

Wow this heart book is adorable darling I love it to bits
Hugs Susie xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun how utterly fab are these love them to bits,great shape for the book wonderful papers too love hugs cheryl xxxx

Cheryl said...

not sure if my comment went through or not hun but love love these that heart shape well its stunning awesome love it great papers too love hugs cheryl xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Those hearts look fab ... great colours!

Dezinaworld said...

Gorgeous makes Karen as always but i am totally in love with the 'key to my heart' one thats superb
hugs June xxx

melody said...

wowza ~ you're rawkin the projects chickie! love love love em!