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Monday, 30 November 2015

December's colour theme

Hi, Carol with you today to announce the winner of our November challenge, which is:-

Congratulations Jackie and thank you for joining us again this month.

Don't forget that our monthly challenges are open to everyone, you don't have to use any Tando products and our weekly themes, especially our anything goes weeks, are open to all interpretation.  The prize is fab too - your choice of Tando products - you never know if you enter you could be the lucky recipient next month just like Jackie is today.

So, onto our weekly theme, which this week is our December Colour theme:-

Here are the colours:-

and here is my card:-

Tando elements used:-

Hope you'll join us during the month…


Sunday, 29 November 2015

Butterfly Tree - Trees Week.

Hi all and welcome to another Tando post from me, Lisa. It's my turn to show you my creation for the theme this week which is Trees. 

I used the Tando 3 Panel Wall Art - Trees, Butterflies and Flowers and lots of mixed media. 

I first adhered the tree branches on to the 3 wall panels then used the Random Circles Mask with DecoArt Texture Sand Paste to create the background. 

I added the flowers and the butterflies from the panels pack and added some more butterflies from the butterfly grab bag on and around the branches. I also added some small birdcages and a lantern from the lantern set. 

I then painted DecoArt Crackle Paint of the tree branches to add more texture. 

Here are the Tando products I used which are all available on the Tando Website. 

3 Panel Wall Art - Trees, Butterflies and Flowers    Butterfly Grab Bag    Bird Cages Small    Lantern set

Random Circles Mask 

Thanks for popping by the blog today, for more pictures of my make, you can visit my blog here. 

Toodles for now, Lisa x

Friday, 27 November 2015

Oriental blossoms:Tree week

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Trees week project.
This is my  take  of trees. Not really a whole tree, but a few branches of it and not really a full Tando piece, but just one third of it. I promise to make other 2/3 soon...
So it's my oriental style blossoms  and I decided to stay out of green and to make it with blues and reds and a lot of background stamping and painting.
I used crackle paint to get this look of Tando chipboard panel and added white heat embossed stamped images  over it.
The flowers and the branches are painted with acrylics and covered with was and a bit of glitter.

Tando products used:

3 Panel Wall Art - Trees, Butterflies and Flowers

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A Winter's Morning

Hi guys, Liz here and this week as you know the theme is trees, I really like these fir trees which come in a set of three, they have their own little stands but I added them onto one of the mixed media boards for my project.
I thought it would make a lovely table decoration.

I started by adding some texture sand onto the trees stippling it on, this way some of the natural colour shows through for interest and  added texture, when this was drying I sprinkled some glamour dust (glitter) on to them, in real life they sparkle beautifully!!! honest,
I then took one of the media boards and added some of the Deco Art Modeling paste on, spreading it unevenly and leaving some parts a little thicker, I left the edge with out any so it could find it's own level as it dried for a more natural look too,

The Mini Reindeer's were painted with Deco Art silver fluid ink paint and the antlers have some stickles on them too, again these shine too, I fixed them onto the board with pieces of acetate then added some Finland moss from my stash for the woodland effect, I really wish you could see the sparkle they look really magical,

I hope you decide to join us and if you do just click on the link above,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Another Tree!

Hello, its Karen here today with my *TREE*!  I have used the Cloud Tree and mounted it onto a *MEDIA BOARD* .

For the background I sprayed Orange & Primary Cyan through the *DOILIE STENCIL* then added a coat of Clear Gesso to seal it.  Some Neocolor II was then added in places.  The Tree was sprayed with Yellow Green and over stamped.  I covered the tree and a couple of patches of the board with Clear Crackle Glaze.  The words are printed.

I used:
Cloud Tree
Mixed Media Board
Gio's Doilie Stencil
DecoArt Media Misters - Orange, Yellow Green & Primary Cyan
DecoArt Clear Crackle Glaze

Thank you for taking a look today!  If you fancy joining us this week and making something with a tree then please take a look at Novembers Tab at the top of the blog.

Take care, Karen x

Monday, 23 November 2015


Hi, Carol with you today and this week our theme is:- TREES

This is my offering:-

I started with a mixed media board, 74mm x 138, I painted using DecoArt mixed media fluid acrylics with the tinting base… once dry I stencilled Kaz's tree - this is a great stencil/mask set you get the tree stencil and mask and then two different overlays… check it out here  I used both overlays and then added some glossy accents… My owl is from the mini owls set and was painted and then hi-lights added with black and white pens and some glossy accents.  The stamped image is a very old one and very apt!!

Don't forget we have a challenge running that anyone can enter! all you have to do is make a piece based on one of our weekly themes, and as one is always a free week you can enter anything… check the link here - the prize is your choice of some great Tando goodies - hope you can enter you never know you might be the lucky player who has an early Christmas Present…

Don't forget to pop back during the week for some more TREE projects.

TFL xx

Friday, 20 November 2015

Be ready for Christmas: Anything goes with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Anything goes project for today.
As you already know I am a big fan of Tando mini trays. So here is another one and it's very easy to make one, so anyone can make this with just some paint and a lot of stickers you can put inside.
I decided to share this simple project as not everyone is a crafty expert. Sometime we need to share the easy projects that can be done with kids/for kids by a non crafter.
And this is this kind of a project.
Just pick the frame and some acrylic paint and paint the stand and the frame into your favorite color.
Add some background paper (mine is stamped, but you can add any lovely paper you have).
Add a whole pack of stickers inside and over the frame and you are done.
How lovely and how easy to make!

 Tando product used to this piece:

Mini Printer Tray 153mm x 77mm with stand

Mini Printer Tray 153mm x 77mm with stand