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Saturday, 25 October 2014


Helloooo!  I am such a sentimental person hahaha!  I have had my knitting needle box for 40 years and now it is falling apart :-(  If you want to see my now very sad looking box it will be at the end of my post!  Now I have a new one, especially cut for me by Tando Creative.  The chipboard is thick like mountboard so it will last me forever now!  I also asked Di to cut me out the words to go on the top.

Its just a bit longer than the longest needle and 6cm wide and deep...perfect!  I have painted it with PaperArtsy Fresco paints, layering them up with stamping and stencilling.  The flowers are stencilled through the *BIRD & BRANCH* mask using coloured texture paste.  The wording has also been painted with Fresco paint and then , along with the flowers, been glittered.  The base is plain amethyst.

Now you all want to see its predecessor don't you hahaha!  When I left school I worked in a Computer office of a local authority and this is what the printer ribbons came in!!!!  It was a whole different world back then wasn't it?
This is the mask I used...
I hope you like my new box and thank you for calling by, HUGS, Karen xxx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Free For All Christmas Tree Mini Book

For this week's Free For All I'm re-showing this ~{Christmas Tree Mini Book}~ as Di has said they are selling well at the shows she's been attending recently. 

This was made back in 2010 and I used it to make a Christmas Cocktail Menu. The recipes are from ~{}~

I covered the pages with patterned papers and inked the edges, then punched holes using a crop-o-dile and tied ribbons through the ends.

I also tied the pages together themselves using ribbon. This enables the Mini Book to be stood up as a 3D centrepiece.

The ~{Seasons Greetings}~ is also by Tando and has been painted and covered with glossy accents.

As this is an older product, it's not found often in stores, but you can now buy it directly from the       ~{Tando Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Free for all for October with Irit

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and I made another Printer's tray. Again. And AGAIN.
 I  just love them so much that I can't stop to make them.
So no real explanation here, but a lot of background and non background stamping, using Rubber Dance company stamps; Bookplate again. Help me- I am addicted to those chipboards!

 Some more cloes-ups here:
Leaves are colored with Gelatos and covered with Glossy Accents. They look real, don't they?

 Tando products used for this project:

Minis leaves 3

Book plate mini

Printers tray

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Free For All - 21st Birthday Card

Hi everyone!
Great projects so far for this Free For All week!

I needed to make a 21st birthday card and used a Tando Creative mask to create the background.

The mask is Trees and Leaves by Kaz Boughton, but as this is a 3 part mask I used the bit which would normally be used for apples or blossom!  I love the random spottiness of it and will probably use it quite a lot for backgrounds - I love spots.

Trees and Leaves mask
Its a bit blowy outside at the moment.  Not sure the trees in my garden will have any leaves left at all once it subsides!  Will probably end up looking like the tree in the above mask!

Have a great day x

Caroline ♥

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Customer Makes: Advent Calendars by Nicola Tapsell.

It's always lovely to see what Tando customers make with the products and here are some Octagonal Christmas Advents that Nicola Tapsell has made for her Godchildren. The story behind them is lovely too. Her Godchildren are going to Eurodisney and they will contain Euros for spending money, so she has included money boxes as well.

How fabulous do they look together?

Thanks for sending us the pictures Nicola.

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Monday, 20 October 2014


Hi everyone Monica here with and Anything Goes project for Tando Creative. Today I created a tag using some Tando Butterfly Grab Bag these gorgeous butterflies come in an assortment of shapes and sizes perfect for any type of project.  

Butterfly Grab Bag
I painted each butterfly then sanded the edges some and put some flat back pearls to form the body in the center of each butterfly.
 another look - this is the larger butterfly
 I hope everyone enjoyed my post for today and thanks so much for stopping by!!!