Come and see us at the Sincerely Yours Show at Thetford on the 7th September :)
New online retail store now open for all your Tando goodies at www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog
COME AND SEE US AT THE SINCERELY YOURS SHOW IN THETFORD ON THE 7TH SEPTEMBER WHERE WE WILL HAVE A STAND.
WE WILL HAVE NEW PRODUCTS THERE THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE YET ;)

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Winter Wall Hanging Instructions pdf

A little earlier in the month Sharon did the most gorgeous Winter/Snowflake Wall Hanging HERE  Sharon has now also done some fabulous instructions for this project and converted them into a handy PDF file that you can download and keep.

Take a look HERE for the instructions.

I'd also like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2010 xx

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Small US chipboard word

Hi, it's Sharon here.
I have been playing with another chipboard word this week. This time I used this US word, which is 50mm long.



I decided to use it on the cover of a minibook about my two sons, which is full of photos taken of them in Orlando this year.


I kept it simple and painted the word with acylic paint and then stamped a grid pattern on top once dry.


I have filled the book with photos and included loads of journalling pages too. I have completed some however I plan on getting the boys to write things in it too. They have made a start but between writing Christmas cards for their classes and doing homework etc I can't expect them to do it all in one sitting. ( more to the point they probably won't do it all in one sitting!! LOL)




More photos of the inside of the book is on my blog here

This will be my last post until after Christmas so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that everyone wakes up to a stocking full of crafting goodies.
Sharon
xxx

Friday, 11 December 2009

ANGEL WORD

Hello my lovelies!!!!  This week I have been playing with a new word....


These words are brilliantly thick & take anything that you can throw at them hahahaha.  But this time I chose to just coever with gold Versacolor and then rub a little stickles over it.  It gives it a sort of aged look I think. The pic is of my daughter when she was 7 on a trip to see Santa back in 1992.


Thank you so much for looking today, HUGS xxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Stocking

The Christmas Stocking was originally showcased HERE with Karen's gorgeous wallhanging.  Caroline has now also done this fabulous stocking.

Caroline painted it in red acrylic paint then covered with Croco crackling paint.

Then she covered it with a grey paint to highlight the cracks and quickly wiped off before it dried.

The top of the stocking is painted white and covered in Stickles. Little pom poms have been added to frill.

She then made a hole on the other side of the back part of the stocking so she could add the wire to create a hanger and finished off by using a circular stamp to create the heel and toe effect on the stocking.




Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Small Dad word by Kaz.


Hello again, this time I've used the small Dad, which is about 7 cms across, to make a desktop calendar in the style of an easel card.

For the chipboard, I inked it up using Aegean Blue Versamagic Inkpad, then added an edge of Jumbo Java Versamagic using a cotton bud again. This is the way that suits me to get into all the little nooks and crannies and I use it the whole way around so that it is the same everywhere. I tend to use a few buds doing it, but I bought a HUGE box from the pound shop!!


Once the ink was dry, I added a thick layer of Crackle Accents and, after I'd dropped a button in it, I put it somewhere safe to dry!

Once that was done, I used Tea Dye Distress Ink to add colour to the cracks. All you need to do is wipe the excess off with a tissue so you see the full effect of the blue ink underneath.



I attached the word to the calendar using silicone glue so that I could get it nice and straight over the ribbon and fibre.

If you would like the instructions for the calendar itself, you will find it ~{here at Bubbly Scrumptious}~


This is the last project I will be doing before Christmas, so I shall wish you all a Very Merry One, and may your stockings be full of Tando goodies!!

Kaz xxx

Monday, 7 December 2009

Winter Snowflake Wall Hanging

Hi, it's Sharon here. This week I have been playing with these two fabulous sets of chipboard




The snowflakes were used by Di in a class here. The letters that spell out WINTER are 70mm each and are a lovely font and a great size for working with.



I have made a vertical wall hanging with the snowflakes as backgrounds and the letters on top.

First I painted each snowflake in baby blue acrylic paint, once dry I sponge painted antique white over the top fading at the edges.

To give each snowflake an aged look I inked the edges roughly with creamy brown chalk ink. I then decorated each snowflake with glitter dust over glossy accents.

To make each letter I triple embossed them with Blonde Moments Sugar Cool UTEE. To make the swirl effect I stamped in to the hot UTEE before it set with swirl stamps, I also dropped some gems for extra sparkle.

I attached each snowflake with wire and pearl beads adding tulle and jingle bells to every second snowflake. Every other snowflake was decorated with Christmas Prima flowers and stars. I fastened a beaded tassle to the bottom and tied several coordinating ribbons and jingle bells to the top.






This wall hanging could also be made with the words SNOW that are also available and also has the option to be made horizontally.

There will be a class PDF file available soon which will show more step by step photographs.

Click on the pictures for close ups.
Thanks for looking.
x

Friday, 4 December 2009

LARGE FAMILY

Hi there, its Karen here today.  I have been playing with the large family word and it just screams scrapbooking to me.  It would alos be great on a book cover or on a large photo frame.  Kaz has used it here on a smaller frame and it looks fantastic! There are lots of single words available now so do please pop over to the shop for a peek.



I have done a layout of my Nans children (minus one!) using this word.  I covered it with K&Co paper and then edged roughly with Brilliance Ink.  I put some stickles on my finger and gently rubbed it over the letters to give a slight sparkle...Nan would have liked that!  Sorry that it looks wonky but the page wouldn't stand up properly hahaha


Thank you for taking a look today, HUGS XXX

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Small Family


It's Kaz again today, this time making a very simple present using the small Family word which is about 12 cms long.

I've used a very cheap photo frame from Ikea and used Ranger Pearl Acrylic paint then rubbed Tea Dye Distress Ink over it, which has sunk into the frame and gives the sheen from the paint a colour tint.

For the word, I used Gesso to paint all over including the sides and then used Malted Mauve Versamagic Inkpad to colour the front. Once dry, I doodled the edges of the letters, then added 3 layers of clear UTEE. I stuck the word onto the frame with glossy accents.



This is a gift for my sister (I hope she doesn't see this) as I have a photo of her, her husband and their daughters taken on holiday when we all went to Florida and every time she comes to my house, she comments that she doesn't have a copy of the photo. This is why I wanted to keep the decoration simple, so that the photo and the family are the main focus.

She has a couple of photo frames with gorgeous silver hearts on them, so I added this to match in.


Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Small Owl

Hi it's Kaz here this time and I've been playing with the smaller of the owls from the pack of two. Karen made a canvas with her larger owl here.



I have simply painted the owl with acrylic paints and doodled on it for detail. I've added a couple of layers of glossy accents on the beak and a set of googly eyes to finish off.
He really is a little cutie.
Kaz xxx