New Facebook group to share your makes, competitions and more at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TandoCreativeZone/
New online retail store now open for all your Tando goodies at www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tando week at THE CRAFT BARN!

Hello, I know we are already half way through the week but I just wanted you all to know that we are proud to be featured all week on the ~THE CRAFT BARN BLOG~.  They have some incredibly talented crafters on their blog and they are producing some amazing work and some are looking at Tando from a different angle if you know what I mean :-D  I am lucky enough to have been asked to be a guest designer for the whole month of June so do pop over for a look.

Thank you, HUGS, Karen x

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Thursday 24th May....

Today sees us previewing the last kit in this first release of Works for Parts kits and its the turn of:-









We really hope that you've enjoyed our pieces and feel inspired to have a go yourselves.
Don't forget that the kits come in two sizes and the retailers are listed here.

Fancy having a go at one of these kits for free? the lucky winner of this months Tando challenge "Alter It" has the chance to choose a kit as their prize - so get your thinking caps on and have a go...the challenge can be found here.

TFL xx


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Works of Parts - Sweet Tooth

Here's another of the fabulous ~{Works of Parts}~ kits that Di has designed and this time it's the ~{Sweet Tooth}~ kit - click on the link to read the Articles that Carol and I made for inspiration.

Carol made this:


and I made this:


Kaz xxx

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Jubilee Hat

I just couldn't let the Queens Jubilee go by without a new hat hahahaha!!!!!  So when Di released a set including a hat I just had to have it :D  The hat is part of a set called ~MAD HATTERS TOP HAT~ which includes playing cards so that you can have fun with all your 'Alice' stamps.  But I had other things in mind and with the help of the ~ADD ON KIT~ I came up with my Jubilee Hat...


So much fun to put together :D.  There are more pics on my blog if you want to see that back!

Take care, Karen x

Friday, 18 May 2012

Val's gorgeous printer tray card

Val was inspired recently by Karen's online class and I popped over for a look at her finished card.

Isn't it just fabulous, I LOVE all the little details, so much work has gone into this.  Val has very kindly emailed over the pictures to me so I can blog them here.

Do pop over to Val's blog for more details.




Thursday, 17 May 2012

A Stitch in Time

is todays gorgeous Works of Parts kit coming under the spot-light

Kaz's piece


Carol's Piece


Don't forget that all kits come with full instructions how to make the pieces above, but, are also available here...

All of the kits come in two sizes, we have both used the larger kit.....

If you're tempted to have a go at one of these kits why don't you pop on over to our monthly challenge blog - this month, for one month only, you can choose one of the kits as your prize so come and join in the fun you never know you might be the lucky winner...

Don't forget to call back next Tuesday when Kaz will be showing you another one of those lovely
 "Works of Parts" kits

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

More New Releases - Works of Parts

Come Fly With Me

Over the next 2 weeks Carol and I will be showcasing 4 of the exciting New Releases.

These are called Works Of Parts and are ready made kits for you to make up as you wish.

We have written articles for each kit if you'd like to follow or for inspiration which you can find ~{here}~.


Carol has made this: 



And I made this, with an ATC:




Full details of how we made them are available in downloadable PDF form in the ~{Articles}~.

These kits are available in both Large and Small sizes and consist of these pieces:



Carol will be back on Thursday with the next Work of Parts kit.

Kaz xxx







Sunday, 13 May 2012

New products have been released

We have some fabulous new products on the website, one of the new releases is the 4 horse carousel.  I have spent a lovely day decorating one of these and here is the finished result.



Keep a look out on the blog as we have some other fab stuff coming up soon :o)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Buttons Photo Holders

I've taken 2 packs of the ~{Button Grab Bag}~ to make these Photo Holders. I've simply painted them with acrylic paint, doodled them and layered them using silicone glue.



The stems are jewellery making eye pins that have been attached with silicone glue. I used some pegs that have been in my stash for many years to hold photos or notes.


Kaz xxx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Another window card from Tando Printer's Tray

Hello, dear crafting friends!
This is my secnd card made from our delicious Tando Creative printer's tray (I just try to made more projects from this lovely chipboard shape)


This time I made it using Webster's pages products, painted it to blue with Broken China crackled paint and added some floer cluster on the corner.
See you nest time with more Tando projects and I hope you like this one!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Andy's amazing Steampunk Chest

Andy Skinner kindly sent me some pictures of one of his latest fabulous creations....just take a look at this amazing Steampunk Chest....you can spot our popular compass on there!

Andy uses alot of Tando products, why not pop over to his BLOG for a good old nosey round :o)  He does online workshops too, I did the Evil Elixir Mixer Altered bottle workshop back in January and it was a fabulous workshop.


Monday, 7 May 2012

June class at The Craft Barn

Oooo, I think I'm actually getting ahead of myself LOL.  Here are some piccies of my June class at The Craft Barn on Saturday 9th June.

If you fancy having a go at this Alice in Wonderland Top Hat then why not pop over and book HERE.





Friday, 4 May 2012

Brooches with fabric!

Helloooo, I am always surprised at just how versatile chipboard can be if you set your mind to it :-D  I had a delve in my Tando goody bag and found a couple of odd leaves and butterflies.  I covered them with fabric and made 2 'shabby' brooches.



There are 2 chippie elements on each which were fabric covered and allowed to fray.

Thank you for taking a looksee!  HUGS, Karen x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Memories banner - I am in love with those banners

My new - already third Tando banner- I am just deeply in love with them!
Made with The Rubber Cafe stamps, Really Reasonable Ribbon  shop ribbons, Kaisercrafts papers and stickers and a lot of details.
Here is the whole project
And some close ups
All flowers- paper and ribbon- are hand made by me.
Hope you like this project and see you next time with more Tando inspiration.