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Thursday, 30 September 2010

3D Snowflake - style 1

I've been playing with the ~{3D Snowflake Style 1}~ and have blinged it up to make an ornament for the dinner table or a mantlepiece for example.

I gave it a generous spray of Jazz Blue Glimmer Mist making sure I got the edges too. The next stages involve a lot of patience as I've put glitter glue on the very edge of all the pieces. Once this has dried you can start the next stage. I've added different sized dots of Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Dots and sprinkled glitter over. Again you need patience before you can turn it over and repeat the process. You just have to remember to leave a space where the two pieces slot together.

It's a bit difficult to show it off in a photo, so you'll have to trust me on this!





Kaz x

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

SEASONS GREETINGS already!!!

Hellooo, its Karen here again to get you in the Christmas mood hehe!  I have been playing with one of the fabulous Christmas 2010 word blocks this time and used it on a 5x7inch canvas...


The letters have been painted with a red emulsion match pot from a DIY store, the only Christmasy red that I had :D.  I went over them then with distress crackle paint to help them pop.  If you want more details on how I made this do pop over to my blog ~here~

Thank you for dropping by and please leave a message to say you have been :D  HUGS XXX

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Framing it.....

Zoe has done another fabulous project this time using our frame and flourishes.  This is so clever as the frame can be used 4 ways to create a completely different look each time.  Pop over to THIS post on Zoe's blog for more information.  Zoe's blog is also now in our sidebar.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Away with the fairies.....

This beautiful, unusual project has been put together by Emy over on Bubbly Scrumptious....can you spot our chippie in there?  The chipboard shapes are so versatile and this fairy is gorgeous.  Pop over HERE for all the details.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Jigsaw wall hanging.....

Another fantastic project from Zoe.  Just look at this jigsaw wall hanging, it is so vibrant...simply gorgeous, to find out more details about this piece pop over to HERE.  Zoe's blog is now listed as one of our faves in our side bar.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Lush lustre.....

Just take a look at this gorgeous tag by Julie using one of our flourishes....isn't it fabulous.  If you want more info on how this was made then pop over the the Bubbly Scrumptious blog, Julie's post is HERE.

Friday, 24 September 2010

*****DESIGN TEAM MEMBER CALL*****

Tando Creative are looking for another Design Team member to join their talented team.  We are an up and coming manufacturer and we're working hard to raise awareness of our products. 

We would like:
A talented designer that loves working with chipboard using a variety of techniques.  We would like to see a mixture of various papercrafts to include some of the following: cardmaking, home decor, scrapbooking, altered art projects.
We would ask you to promote Tando Creative Ltd on your Blog and wherever possible on forums that you visit.  
Although we have no deadlines for projects at the moment we would ask that you regularly upload your projects to the Tando Creative blog.
The DT position will initially be for a period of three months.  It can then be reviewed to ensure both parties are happy to continue.
We are happy to consider overseas applications.

In return we will:
Regularly send you our new releases and existing chipboard designs and offer a small discount on our storage solutions on our retail site (UK only).
Your blog will be listed and linked on the Tando Creative blog.

Initially please email me with three images of your favourite artwork with a strong focus on chipboard products.  They do not necessarily need to be Tando Creative products.

Let me know a little bit about you, a link to your online gallery/blog and why you like to be a part of the Tando Creative design team.
Also please supply your contact details, name, address, email and telephone number.

Submission dates:
Email project images and above information to me by midnight 31st October 2010.
The successful applicant will be notified by the first week of November.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Journal it....

Hels has done this gorgous notebook using our chipboard sheets.  This has been done for Bubbly Scrumptious, you can find the deets HERE.  Hels blog link is now in our side bar as one of our fave blogs.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

COGS & DRAWERS!

Hellooooo, its Karen here for you today!  When we think of COGS I think most of us these days think of Steampunk type crafting.  I have done something different with mine though.  I have used them to decorate a mini chest of drawers...

These little cogs are sooo easy to cover with paint, I have used some bronze Eco Paint, which goes on like a dream!  I painted & stamped on the drawers before embossing some circles onto it to match in with the cogs.  These cogs are available in 2 sizes, I used the small ones which are approx 40mm across.

Wouldn't these make fabulous wheels too?  Thank you for dropping by today, for more info on what I used please pop over to my blog for a nosy ~HERE~  HUGS XXXX

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Another fabulous arch by Zoe....

Isn't this a stunning piece of art, the elements all work so well together.  Zoe has a huge amount of talent, do pop over to her BLOG for a peek at her other artwork.  For the deets about this arch take a look HERE

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Earring holder


This big fluorishes are great to use as some kind of holders- so I altered this chipboard to be some kind of earrings holder . Also there is one pair shown- we can use ir for 4-5 pairs and even for some light weight necklace too.. The chipboard was painted with soem distress inks and with clear crackle paint all over it

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Christmas Mini's Holly

I've been playing with the holly leaves from the ~{Christmas Mini's}~ and using them as accents on Christmas cards. They really are very cute and as there are 5 in the pack, along with stars and sleighs, they go a long way.



I have painted them with acrylic paints, edged the leaves with Distress Inks and added a line along the middle with a pen before adding Glossy Accents. For the berries, I have added a bit of white pen for a highlight then used Viva Decor Gloss Gel Pen in Transparent. I did the berries individually, leaving about half hour in between for them to start setting.




Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Lace Arch

Just take a look at this gorgeous arch.  I love the lace detail and the wings are fabulous.  Zoe created this for a recent SCD challenge.  You can find it on her blog HERE, but do take a look at the rest of Zoe's blog, her work is gorgeous.

We will be featuring another of Zoe's fabulous arches in a few days time.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Demonstration Day at The Craft Barn

***************NEWSFLASH****************

I will be demonstrating Tando Creative products at The Craft Barn in Lingfield on 6th November 2010.   I have a whole host of things planned including one of our biggest releases the Octagonal Advent Calendar.

To find out about The Craft Barn and to get the directions take a look HERE.

Do come along and join me.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Mini Merry Christmas Words

I've put it off long enough, but today I started my Christmas cards as I got these fabby words to play with. The ~{Merry Christmas}~ is beautiful and is perfect to use with a large embellishment. I've simply sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and then added some Glossy Accents to it.



By the way, the embellishment came off a cracker!!!

Kaz xx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Our first overseas stockist

I am delighted to announce that we now have our first overseas stockist all the way over in Massachusetts in the USA.

I know we do get some American visitors to the blog so hopefully you will now have better access to some of our products.

Absolutely Everything is an enourmous store located at 30 Main Street, Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983 and they have recently opened up an online store as well.

Their details are as follows:
Website: http://absolutelyeverything.com/
Online Store: http://shop.absolutelyeverything.com
Blog: http://www.absolutelyeverythingblog.blogspot.com/
Facebook page: http://www.tinyurl.com/Absolutely-Everything

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sing mini album with Tando notebook chipboard




While I am waiting for some new chipboards to come (long way from UK to Israel) ,
I decided to use some of the pieces that I was keeping for my Travel minialbum
(I am going to Italy in 3 days- so I thought to keep this travel set and to use it after my vacation)
This Boarding pass piece from the set was just right for my very easy "2 cuts- 5 folds"
minibook made from one single 30*30 cm. cardstock (if you want to see it open-
please visit my blog here ).
It was covered with some Kraft paper, painted with pale rose acrylic paint all around
and I stamped distressed music stamp with white ink and used this piece as a panel for my title.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

CHRISTMAS SLEIGH

ooo Christmas is coming!!!!!  I love this time of the year when we start our Christmas crafting...that is before we get fed up with it all haha!  Its Karen here and I have been doing lots of painting, stamping & embossing & a little sewing on this...


This gorgeous 3D SLEIGH is part of the CHRISTMAS 2010 COLLECTION.  Well, I had all sorts of plans for this one ...funny how things work out.  I was going to really go to town with embellishments but in the end decided that I liked the shape too much to detract from it!  It has been painted with 2 thin layers of antique white acrylic paint. ( TIP:  don't overload with paint or paper or the pieces won't fit together.  Its a lovely snug fit! )  I stamped all over with snowflakes & gold embossed them before adding my crackle glaze to 'age' it.  I couldn't resist making a 'blanket' to go inside...

I shall probably put nuts in this one at Christmas.  If you would love to have one of these then take a look HERE! for the STOCKISTS.  Thank you for taking a look today, Please leave a message to say that you have been by, HUGS XXX

Friday, 3 September 2010

Scrapangels September page kit....

Scrapangels have released their September page kit and it features our very own Garden Gate.  The layout is gorgeous and so cleverly put together with the hidden journalling space you can see in the 3rd photo.  You can find this page kit available HERE.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF?

Hello, its Karen here again!!!  This time I added 2 of the fabulous leaves to my project!  I love these leaves, they are lovely shapes.

They have been painted with distress inks and then crackle glaze added.  They sit nicely behind my stamped mushrooms don't you think?  Here is what you get in the packs...cool aren't they?




The full project was a clock for a challenge...

Although Tando haven't designed clocks yet...a little birdie tells me they are on a list hehe!  Wouldn't that be fab???  Thank you for taking the time to have a look today, do leave a message is you have the time so that we know you have popped by, HUGS XXX

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Table Setting using Small 3D Tree

I've made this place setting using the 3D tree which is available soon. Could you imagine a table decorated with a mini tree for every person in different colours?

It has been made very simply using acrylic paint. I did a second coat of dabs of paint to give it some texture, but that doesn't show very well. Once the paint was dry, I doodled the edges for definition and then used some opal gloss gel pen to make different sized dimensional dots.

A small handcut star slips into the top of the tree easily. All I need now is an invite!

Kaz xx