Monday, 31 October 2011


Happy Hallowe'en!!!!

The day and night of ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump!!

Here is my printers tray to give you your first fright of the day

See those spiders at the bottom eeekkkk  Full details are on my blog

These printers trays are totally fab - have you tried one yet?

Have a safe and spoof free Hallowe'en bloggers


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Our Swing

This is my brother and I aged about 4 and 5 (what a lovely dress I have, lol). I have used Times & Seasons from Echo Park. The bird has been lightly coloured with a ProMarker

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Week 2 of Carol's fab class.....

Carol has published week 2 of her fabulous class over on our online classes blog......this is a 4 week course to make this fantastic frame, why not pop over for a look.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Beach Fun

These pics were taken on the beach in Fuerteventura and show the kids having great fun! I have used Echo Park's Splash papers and stickers and the flourish from Tando Creative has been coloured with Mica Mist

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

You and Me Together

I have used papers from Echo Park's Country Drive collection on this layout of Lauren riding Bess.
Horse head has been coloured with a ProMarker and the horse shoes have been sprayed with Silver Mica Mist

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Too Cute!

My kids with one of the (many) Rabbits!

I have used the gorgeous Playground collection from Echo park and have added a few buttons. The frame and star are both from Tando Creative and have been coloured with a ProMarker

Monday, 24 October 2011

Home Wallhanging

I used the Octagonal Printer trays for this and a whole host of Tando bits and bobs.

The printer tray was used singularly and I just added some more backs from the Octagonal mini book set.  I've also used birds, flowers, hearts, mini houses, a cupcake and some letters.  The butterflies are a concertina style fold and tied together with cotton...then finished with wire.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Large 3D Angel

This ~{angel}~ is just gorgeous to decorate and it fits together like a dream. Can you tell that I like it?

I painted the wings, edges and halo with acrylic paint, then stuck Christmas paper onto the body. I stamped text onto the wings, added some Viva Decor Glitter Pen onto the halo and wings and slotted it all together. Very quick and easy.

I wrapped some sweets in tissue paper and sat them on the base and it is all ready for the dinner table!

Well, I say sweets, but in reality they are beads. I'd eaten the sweets before I finished it! Anyone who knows me will not be surprised by this.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Today is just sooooo EXCITING.......

Not only do we have another 2 examples on our
Challenge Blog......the theme this month is 

.......but also......

Carol's Class starts today
Go and take a peek HERE.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Printers Tray birthday card!

Hellooo, everyone seems to be loving these ~printers trays~ which come in different shapes and sizes.  I chose the little one (103x103cm) which has a lid, cover...whatever you like to call it haha!  I decided to be a little different and make mine into a birthday card for my daughter, vintage style.

I used all the levels and sprayed them with Glimmer Mists.  I also used one of  Tando's ~plaques~, which come in a pack of 3, for the cover, also sprayed with Glimmer Mists.  The papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet. Here is the tray...nekkid hehe!

Thank you for coming to look, please leave a comment to say that you have been...we love those! HUGS xxx

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A Dirty Child is a Happy Child

Here is my little boy looking very clean!!!!
Have used Echo Park's Happy Days papers and alphabets. Arrow, Star and bunting are all from Tando Creative and they have been coloured with a Promarker. MME brads and ribbon are from embellishment kit.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

All about time printers tray

My new mini Printer's tray- this time about time.. All things time connected- calendar (made with Elle's studio packaging and Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 tool and epoxies- 12 of them), moments , 2012 year to come, time capsule in a bottle,days , dates... Everything is here  in this gorgeous Tando tray. Did I say I am in love with those trays? Here, I say it now again!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Carol's new class.....

Today Carol has posted the ingredients needed for her new class over on our Classes Blog HERE.

It's a fabulous class starting on Saturday, lasting for 4 weeks and the best news's absolutely FREE!!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Another exciting online class will be starting...........

We have another fabulous online class starting very soon.....our very talented Carol will be posting the first of a four week class up next Saturday.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks....

More details will be posted very soon!

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Here's a quickie card using one of the largest balloons from the ~{Balloon Grab Bag}~. The thing that took the longest was waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry!

I used acrylic paints for the balloon, stamped the greeting, doodled and added the GA. I used wire to attach to Twinkie's hand.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Spooktastic Challenge......

Another 2 fabulous examples are up on our October Challenge...Spooktastic.

Why not pop over for a look HERE.

Don't forget there is a prize up for grabs....and you get to choose too.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A beautiful Christmas Printer Tray from Jean

Another stunning project from Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals today using one of our smaller Printer Trays, I so love the soft colours on this one.

For further deets and some close ups do pop over to Jean's blog post HERE.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Mirror,mirror on the wall...

Helloooo, its Karen here again at last!!!  Now I started this project a few months ago and have been dipping in & out of it while involved in other things.  Its a tarted up Ikea frame I found in a charity shop for 50p....too good a bargain to miss eh?  I found that the Tando twinchies fit very neatly along the edges and, after painting & sprucing, I added lots of little Tando, butterflies, frames, birds, hearts & a house.  Oh and that large frame is just perfect for the centre!

Sorry that I am in I know how hard is it to photograph a mirror hahaha!!!  Thank you for taking a look....please leave a message to show you have been and don't forget the Tando Challenge will you. HUGS xxx

Friday, 7 October 2011

Back to frames

As a scrapper, I am just a great fan of those scalloped frames, any kind of them. Just cover them with some paint- I used some Ranger crackled one,  frame you photos and you upgraded   your lo in seconds.
On this page I jst used 2 of circle scalloped frames and as you can see , they gave a lot of texture and added some colors to this quick monochtomatic page.
And here is another page  made for my Robin's Nest DT  with  this most gorgeous Tando piece- white painted and covered with some real sea sand.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Neil's Printer Tray

Following on in our series of fabulous Printer Trays, here is another, from Neil....isn't it fabulous.  Do pop over to Neils blog post HERE for all the details.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Spooky Printer Tray

I used the 15 x 15 cms ~{Printer Tray}~ to make this Spooky Tray. This one comes with a cover which I've saved to use for another project.

The tray itself comes as three separate identical pieces so you can make your tray the thickness that you prefer. I've used all 3 layers for depth.

I made a background on thick paper using watery Distress Inks, then ran Distress Stain along the top, sprayed this with a bit of water and let it merge and drip. I then added some Dylusions spray ink. This was stuck onto the base of the tray.

I've stuck the 3 layers together with Glossy Accents, then painted them with acrylic paint. Once dry, I've rubbed some brown ink on with my finger.

I took 2 of the smaller bats from the ~{Grab Bag of Bats}~ and coloured them with Distress Stain - how quick and easy was that? I've used my fave Uni Posca white pen for the eyes and inked around the edges.

I then added a selection of Spooky stamps to fit the gaps and some metal charms dabbed with black acrylic paint and white rub-on letters.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Xmas Printer Tray

I just love these Mini Printer Trays and decided to do mine a little different. I used another 5x7 chipboard sheet and used one of the 3 frames from the Printer Tray on each. I painted them red and decorated with papers from the new and very gorgeous Echo Park's Holly Jolly collection. I also used Tando snowflakes and elements from the Christmas Minis sheet. A bit of glamour Dust and some Rhinestones finished it off and then I added some Red velvet ribbon to hold it together