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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, Karen xxx

Free For All with Kerri

Hello again Tando peeps.  Recently Tando got asked a question on their stencils that we didn't know the answer to, so what better way to find out then to experiment??  So that is what I did.  So the question:

One of you wonderful Tando followers wanted to know if stencil would hold up being used with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).  Specifically the person wanted to lay a stencil on their work place, put a metal cookie cutter over part of the stencil and pour UTEE into the stencil.  The hope that was when cooled the cookie cutter shaped UTEE item would have the decoration of the stencil on the one side, but without ruining the stencil.

So I decided to try it out and see what happened, and I videoed the whole thing for you all to see so you don't have to take my word for it LOL.  

So drumroll.... IT WORKED!!!  Please watch the video below to see the results.

Here is the Tando stencil I used:  Distorted Hive Mask

I hope you all have some fun with this technique, it is definitely a lot of fun and could be a good way to make some fun Christmas ornaments this year!!

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Free for all for November with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Anything goes week!
Irit is here again and this time with a card. Yes, just a card, but full of great Tando goodies such as a man shape, London skyline one and a small camera.
All together were added to this  masculine dark and heavy inked card and the just fit!
The lower shapes were heat embossed with black powder; the upper camera was just glittered a bit as I wanted to see the signs over the shape.
I hope you got some card making inspiration and see you soon again!

Tando products used here
London skyline



Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Free For All - Christmas Card

Its another Christmas card from me this week - I have to take any opportunity to make one at the moment!

This is a simple one, using the Joined Snowflakes mask.  I dabbed Weathered Wood Distress Ink through and it made a nice gentle background for the glittery snowflake.

You can find this lovely mask on the Tando Creative website, along with lots of other Christmassy masks and chipboard. Take a look!

Caroline ♥

Week 3 November challenge

We have had some great DT projects this month over on the Challenge blog - pop on over and see who is inspiring you today….don't forget for one lucky player we have prizes.

See you there.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Hanging Bauble Card

For this month's Anything Goes week I've made another simple Christmas card:

I used the ~{Hanging Baubles Mask}~ directly onto the card blank with inkpads, taking care to mask off the bits I didn't want inked each time.

I added a simple snowflake stamp to the middle of the 2 bigger baubles and then a bit of glitter glue. I finished it off with a greeting.

While I was looking through the deep, dark depths of my blog for another Christmas Tando make, I discovered that I made the exact, same card as this 3 years ago!! Even down to the same greeting stamp in exactly the same place!! Oh well, here it is again!!!

Kaz xxx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Free For All - Altered Matchbox

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today starting of our Free For All week with an altered matchbox. I was inspired to make this piece after seeing some gorgeous matchboxes created by Gio Zara, who has her own line of amazing stencils out with Tando.

I started with a piece of sheet music which I then distressed with ink and wrapped around a matchbox. I layered a piece of lace and a twine bow over the paper. I then covered circle waste from the Round Grid with gesso and glitter and glued them randomly around the box. I topped the box with an embellished Mini Book Plate to finish.

http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/mini-book-plates-p-303.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/grid-round-p-849.html

Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up this chipboard, and everything else put out by Tando, in their new Retail Shop.