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Monday, 15 October 2018

October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello Carol with you today, today starts our "Pink bows and threads" week for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Here is my piece:-

The base is an artist trading coin which was painted with acrylic paint - for this project I have used three tones of pink, the medium on the base, then the lighter to stencil thro' the bubbles stencil. The darker pink was added to add "threads".  I tied a small bow with pink ribbon, added some pale pink paper flowers and a sticker quote to finish it all off.

Please pop back during the week for some more Pink bows and threads projects.


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Craft Stamper Week by Monika

As you know our team took a part of 3D Challenge featured in November Craft Stamper Magazine. 
Substrate was designed by Di and we had to do the rest :) I have really enjoyed this challenge, it was great to see what other members of our team have created. You can check other projects in latest CS issue which is available now
Here's what I've made...

 I've decided to turn my substrate into an Alchemy Cabinet.

Products list and brief description of my project can be found in Craft Stamper Magazine, page 50.

I hope you like it!
thank you for stopping by :)
Monika Maksym

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Craft Stamper week with Lisa

Hello lovely lot. Lisa here with today's post. As you have probably heard, the Tando team were given a 3D Challenge to feature in Craft Stamper Magazine. 

We were all given the same 3D substrate, designed by Di to play with and decorate. Being a CS subscriber I have seen all the examples and they are all so different. There are so many things you can do with it. 

Here is my take on it...

I decided to turn my substrate in to a mini stationery kit, so I added some small pieces of paper and mini pencils. I thought this could be a cool little item to keep near the telephone, or next to the noticeboard when a quick list or message would need to made...

If you fancy taking a look at what the rest of the team did with for the 3D Challenge, checkout the November edition of Craft Stamper magazine, which is in shops now!!!

Thanks for popping by the Tando blog today,
Lisa xxx

Friday, 12 October 2018

Craft Stamper Week By Dee

 Hi Dee, here with my piece for the Craft stamper Magazine, Di designed these little box's for us to use for our 3D piece.
I used illusionary artists dragon fly from the creepy crawley plate and triple embossed with # Stampendous chunky silver embossing powder. 
On the corners I used Deco art Snowtex and little peal seed beads along with stampendous micro glitter. 
Deco art crackle paint and media washes were used to decorate the surface. A few beads from my stash and some snowflake substrate from Tando to complete the piece.
I hope you all like the different pieces that the team have created.
Have a good weekend 
Cheers Dee x

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Craft Stamper Week with Fiona.

Good Morning I'm here today to share with you the project I created as part of the Design Team Article in Craft Stamper Magazine featuring Tando Creative Substrates.
This week on the blog The Tando DT are showcasing their creations.
Here's my contribution.
Lots of Inking, Stamping and cutting to create this piece.
and a close up of the side that is hidden from view.
You can find all the projects created by the Design Team in the latest issue of
Craft Stamper Magazine along with a giveaway to win your own Mini Trinket Box. which is available now at:- Craft Stamper Magazine , Pocket Mags :- for your digital version and all  other good retailers.
Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for more inspiration using the Mini Trinket Box.
Hugs Fiona x

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Craft Stamper Week with Jane


I am here today on the Tando Creative blog to share with you the project that I decorated as part of the Design Team article for Craft Stamper Magazine...

I decided to use my box as a double gift box and as the magazine is the November edition I decided to go with a blue and crackly theme.  I used crackle paint and weathered wood as the base to create an aged look and also the Tando diamond mini stencil with crackle paste for even extra texture.
The colour was created using a range of blues from the Decoart Media fluid acrylics, watered down to be make washes of colour...
Stamping was added for extra detail and then I created the butterflies with a stamp and paint which were finished off with some glitter and liquid glass.
For the inside I wanted to create some gifts for the boxes so made two key rings to match the theme of the outside...
You can read about all the projects in the latest copy of Craft Stamper (November Edition) which is available now - and in other good retailers.
Thank you for looking,
Jane xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Craft Stamper on a Tuesday

Hello, Carol with you today with my take on the Tando Craft Stamper piece.

Members of the Tando and Craft Stamper magazine DT were all given the same substrate, designed by Di, to decorate.   This week the Tando DT are showcasing their makes.

Here is mine:- 


an open - I have filled mine with concertina books of sayings and thoughts:-

and the sides when closed:-

If you'd like to see all of the projects together Craft Stamper is available through these outlets (can't wait to get my hands on a copy!)
Subscriptions through:-
digital copies through:-

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for another Tando DT piece.

TFL xx

Monday, 8 October 2018


Hello everyone!  The Tando team are delighted that we are featured in November's issue of THE CRAFT STAMPER!  We were all sent the same substrate to work with so it will be very interesting to see how different they all are!  To be honest it doesn't have a name (as yet) but it is a fun piece!!!! 

I am kicking off with mine and I have turned it into a Post-It note holder, although they are diddy!

Lots of Weathered Wood Crackle going on! And open....

The two little Post-It note holders...

Thank you for looking .  Please pop back to see what the others have made with their thingummy.

Take care , Karen xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Media board 10/18

Hello, Carol with you today.  As this is our colour week then it means media board number 10…

Firstly, our colour palette for October is:-

and here is number 10/2018

I painted thick acrylic paint onto my media board, stamped an image and coloured in and finished off with some doodling.

TFL xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

October Colour theme - Twinchie

Hellooooo!!!!!  It is colour theme week and here I am with another *twinchie* for you!  This time I have added a *domino* and some *mini keys* to my little square.

Thank you for popping by, take care, Karen xxx

Monday, 1 October 2018

Colour theme week- autumn journal cover by Monika

Hello October!
It's colour theme week. I've decided to decorate a journal cover this time.

I've started with cutting a maple shape leaf out of the greyboard leftover, slightly distressed the edges, painted it with acrylic paints  and stamped it with sentence stamp. Then I've added words and little heart.

Journal cover was painted, stamped and I've added some interest by using Texture Sand Paste and paint splatters.

 Size 6 tag was covered with embossing powder and once heated I've pressed a texture stamp on to the surface and added some paint around the edges.

 I hope you like my inspiration.

See You next time

Products used:

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Craftathon 2018 - What I made..

Morning everyone,

This week it's a report on our Craftathon, held in Milton Keynes in aid of Breast Cancer Care.  This great idea was the brainchild of Di, who started crafters all around the country setting up and hosting Craftathons, with the event Di started organising being the one we helped to see through to the day.  A

Several of us ran make and takes, and we had a tombola, raffle with amazing prizes donated by nearly everyone we knew in the crafting world!  We had a cake stall, with vintage china and bunting, a 'Guess the weight' of the Embellishments Jar (it was heavy!), and everyone had goodie bags decorated by the lovely Cassie and donated contents by Susan. 

It was lovely to meet new people, as well as familiar friends and to be part of such a fab team of organisers.  I am proud to know every one of them.

I ran a make and take on my 'Backwards Crackle' on Acrylic, and had fun doing a couple of others, sitting with Celia and painting my t-shirt I'd been meaning to paint for a while, and making a fab bauble with Karen, I'm now hooked on bauble making....

I've attached a few pics, and so far in all we've raised over £10,000 between all the groups around the country, and it's not quite finished yet.  Before we had even hosted the day people were asking if it was going to be an 'annual event', and it went so well we may well do it again!

If you'd like to know more, we have a facebook group here:

Samples of my make & take:

The T-shirt I stencilled and painted with So Soft Fabric Paints with Celia.  This took me around 8 hours, I started on Saturday and finished Sunday afternoon, it was so nice to get lost in painting for myself!

And the beautiful bauble I made with Karen,  there will be a lot more of these to come, I'm totally hooked!

Hope you can join us for the rest of the week and my colleagues makes, it was fantastic to be with so many of the team and to raise money for such a worthwhile cause while having the BEST time!  Never forgetting WHY we are there of course. xx

Best Wishes,


Items Used:
So Soft Fabric Paints
Andy Skinner Stencils
Tando Stencils
Acrylic Media Boards
DecoArt Media Line

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Craftathon 2018- What I made Fiona Randall

CRAFTATHON 2018 was one Amazing Event.
 A gathering of like minded people who got together to raise some funds for Beast Cancer Care.
The Inspiration for the Event came from The lovely Di Oliver herself.
Little did she know the explosion of interest that has taken place in the form of events happening all around the country
 and the shear generosity of the Crafting Community who donated prizes for raffles and Tombola and gave their time and of course funds to attend these events
We have a dedicated Facebook Group for everyone to can find it at
These events have raised an INCREDIBLE amount so far....the total currently stands at £10,531.27!!!
I attended the Milton Keynes as part of the team organised by Cassie Campbell.
I taught a make and take class myself and did five make and takes with the lovely ladies 
Hannah Oxberry, Cassie Campbell, Karen Telfer Celia Low and Leslie Leigh Collins.
I tried my hand at  some paint pouring on tags with Hannah.
 Decorated a Vest with So Soft Fabric paints with Celia.
Made a stunning Bauble with Karen
And a first for me Napkin Decoupaged  a set of Drawers with Cassie
And another first Decoupaged two Bracelets with Leslie
Also taught my own make and take too to some lovely ladies.
I even put my husband to good use to man the Tombola Stall.
What a Fabulous and Emotional even if tiring day of which I am so proud to be a part of.
Here's looking forward to CRAFTATHON 2019.
Thanks for stopping by
Fiona x