Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Hi, Caro is here. Today I have a little something for your New Year Celebrations:

I used a leftover of my Christmas Wreath and 2 stars of the Tando Mini Stars.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Time flies

Hello, my dear Tando friends and Happy Holidays to you all!
This is Tando Free week (as all of us are very busy  during this Holidays, we decided to showcase some of our " no theme" projects and this is my project for this week: Time flies altered triple arch.
I used this Tando arch with a lot of Visible Image stamps, Ranger mists and Wow Embossing powders and I  think those arches are just the best possible for any vintage style altered projects.

Hope you like this project too and see you next week with more Tando inspiration!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Panel Frame - Wintermoon

Hi, here's Caro ... hope you have had some wonderful Christmas days?

Today I have the beautiful Rectangular Panel Frame for you - it comes in three layers so you could build layers perfectly. But I have kept it simple ... cut small pieces of paper stamped and colored them and then glued everything together. ... for a little bit more infos please visit my blog!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Happy Christmas

well, actually, Happy Boxing Day! hope you had a fab day yesterday - as its Wednesday its Challenge pop on over to the challenge blog to see who's turn it is today...

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Village in a Box Christmas Playset

Merry Christmas Tando fans!  Dana here today sharing a festive holiday box with a fun surprise inside. This box may be beautiful on the outside, but its what's inside that counts, right? 

I had so much fun with the Village In A Box Kit!

No village would be complete without residents.

A strand of lights decorates the inside of the white picket fence.

Some happy little star stickers help add a pop of color to the treeline.  I also added a touch of sparkle with some rhinestones and some "snow" with Sparkle Texture Effect.  The bottom of the box is covered with a layer of fluffy batting.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have enjoyed my village as much as I enjoyed sharing it.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Mini Christmas Scenelit

Helloooo!  This week we are looking at Winter Festivals. Well, I was a bit naughty and just went for 'winter' and made up a lovely 3D Mini Christmas Scenelit. These are so easy to put together! Looking at it now I realise that I should have done it darker and put some mini lights around it :(. Oh well...hindsight is a wonderful thing :D

I have attached a loop to the back so that it can hang up. Fresco and gold paints used throughout and then some Glistening Snow-Tex by DecoArt applied.....lovely stuff! I couldn't resist adding the mini Father Christmas & Reindeer, also by Tando.


Thank you for taking a look today, HUGS, Karen xxx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Snowflake Tag

Hi Gez here, today I have a tag to share with you.

The tag was inked with Dylusions spray inks and then water bleached with the Joined snowflakes mask.

see below..

It was a shame to cover up most of the masking, it did look well!

I then created a little scene on one the very durable Artist Trading Cards from Tando.

  The chipboard small bunting and snowflake were coated with pearly acrylic paint and added to the tag.

 lots of sparkle add too!

Thank you for calling, keep warm! Gez

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Challenge Wednesday

Its Wednesday so it must be challenge day....don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog...the theme is month is very apt and might help with those last minute makes....

See you there...

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Happy Hanukkah and winter with Tando!- winter festivals

Hello, my dear Tando friends! Irit is here again and this time with 2 small Winter and Hanukkah projects made for our Winter Festivals week.
My first project is a mixed Winter/Hanukkah tag. I used Tando Creative Stars from the grab bag together with a big snowflake and made this gift tag for both occasions.

My second project for today is this cute snow globe card with some quelling and stamping and a big Tando snowflake made as a base for my embellishment cluster.

Hope  you got some Holiday inspiration and see you next time !

Monday, 17 December 2012

Product Focus Blog Hop - BIRDS

Time for another Product Focus blog hop lovely people :o)

As the title suggests we will be picking a product from our range and many of our fabulous design team members have created stunning projects using these products.

We are focussing on Birds.

What's more...if you leave a comment on every blog in the hop you will be entered into our prize draw to win some BIRD chippie. The draw will take place on Sunday :o)

From here please pop over and visit CAROL and from there follow on to the rest of the team taking part.

In case you get lost here is a list of the fabulous blogs taking part:

We have a variety of bird designs in our animal section on the website.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas Candle Holder

Hi!    This week we are all about those last minute gifts and cards. There is always someone that we forget isn't there? I tend to wrap up a spare present or two just in case hahaha! Anyways...I have decorated a little wooden candle holder for the Christmas table...

I painted the wooden blank with acrylics and then went over it with some Ice Crystal Glamour Dust paint (this is amazing stuff :D). The Tando snowflakes have been apinted with the same blue and then I went over them with glossy accents and dropped loads of glitter on top. Seeeemples!

Hoping that all your Christmas plans are coming together nicely, HUGS Karen xxx

Friday, 14 December 2012

Merry Everything!

Hi Gez here with a quick and easy Christmas card to share with you today. 

Here is my card.

I started with a piece of plain white cardstock and sprayed Dylusion Ink sprays through Tando's Joined Snowflake mask.

I then mounted the card onto black cardstock to make the pattern pop! and painted a Tando Mini Snowman with pearl acrylic paint.

Isn't he cute! 

Thank You for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Keep warm this weekend. 

Happy creating, Gez oxoxo

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Quick and easy Christmas cards using Mini's

I've made a couple of cards here using some of the Tando Mini's to show how they fit perfectly onto cards, especially now the postage is so expensive! These are thinner and more lightweight than the usual chipboard so won't increase the cost at all. The card blanks I have used are 10 x 10 cms.

First off  I've used the holly from the ~{Mini Bells and Holly}~ and painted them with acrylic paints, then doodled a border. The only thing that takes a while is waiting for the glossy accents to dry! These were simply arranged around a greeting.

For this second card I've used the ~{Mini Snowmen}~ and painted them with acrylic paint before doodling on them and adding mini googly eyes. Some patterned paper, a greeting and washi tape finished them off.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

December Challenge...

its Wednesday today so pop on over to the Challenge blog for some more SEASONAL WISHES creations....see you there...

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Snowflake Gift Box

Hi!  Dana here today sharing a fun and frosty gift box for the Quick and Easy Gifts theme this week.  Tando has a fabulous range of masks and stencils.  I used the Joined Snowflake Mask and some Dylusions mist in London Blue.  Once the mist was dry I tied a variety of ribbons around the wire handle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Quick and Easy Cards and Gifts

The focus for this week is quick and easy cards and I created a mixture of both.

This is the gift part - the little glassine envelopes will be filled with smarties which correspond with the stamped instructions!  They make a great treat for teachers of tree present, or just a little thank you for a friend.  I used the Tando mini snowflake which I covered in white ink, and then inked the edge with distress ink, and also the mini reindeer just covered in brown ink and glossy accents.

For the cards- I layered up lots of offcuts of paper and then inked the stocking with some red, and the cuff with a matt gold colour, I then covered it all in glossy accents and whilst that was still wet sprayed on some red glimmer mist which is why you get the watercolour spots on the stocking.

A really simple card for my last one - I used the snowflake mask as a stencil, just using a gel pen, and then found the co-ordinating mini snowflake which I covered in white ink and stickles, the final touch was to stamp Merry Christmas.


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Time to live your dream: winter colors

Hello, my dear Tando friends! Irit is here again  and this time with non winter art piece featuring all Winter colors.
This Tando printers tray was all covered with embossing powders and the windows were stamped and embellished for this vintage fancy look.  I actually made a winter colours tray with no winter items. So if you live in a warm country, like me, you still can use those  lovely  cold colours. 

See you next time with more winter inspiration (a real winter one)!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Winter Colours from Gez..

This week some of the Design Team have been sharing their winter colour theme projects with you and today it's my turn!

There's something about winter that I love... long snowy walks with the children for one, then getting home and making hot chocolate for everyone and drying out our socks over the fire.. sounds nice until it happens and then you realise you have forgotten just how much the cold stings your hands and how much the little ones moan the moment they get home... aw, well..!!

Here's my sneak peak I shared the other day on my blog.. I had great fun colouring the mini holly leaves and berries from the Mini Bells and Holly set with Distress Inks.. I liked how the inks soaked in really well and went lighter as they dried.. then the fun bit! Adding some Rock Candy Distress Stickles..

 ..another sneak peak..

I had a feeling the chipboard holly would work well with this image
and I think I was right! I just LOVE this card, it sums up wintertime to me!
my finished card..

HERE is the set from Tando Creative that I used on my card..
 see HERE for a list of stockists

I hope you are having a lovely weekend wherever you are, keep warm.

Happy creating, Gez oxoxo

Friday, 7 December 2012

Frosty Winter Colours

To me, Winter Colours mean frosty whites, blues and lilacs, but I've made a non-Christmas card with them!

I've used some of the butterflies from the ~{Mini Butterflies}~ set. Some I covered in patterned paper and inked the edges and the rest I painted with acrylic paint and stamped on them. I've added gems to the centres of the butterflies.

They really are lovely and quick to do and the perfect size for cardmaking. They are lightweight and thinner than the original chipboard, but can still take a good 'Kaz-ing'.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

First Wednesday of December

Its the first Wednesday of December therefore the announcement of our new Challenge for December goes live over on the Challenge blog today....don't forget for one lucky person there's a great prize to be won and each week fab inspiration from the DT....see you there...

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Winter Scenelit

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing a fun and festive scenelit for the Winter Colors theme this week.  I had a lot of fun adding color to each layer of this piece using my collection of paints. (Please stop by my blog if you would like a full color list.)

I added some "snow" with Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture Effect.

I cut the decorative edges from a Mini Book Plate to make this plaque.  I backed the book plate with cardstock, added the lettering and then filled the front with Glossy Accents.

Once I glued all the layers together I wrapped a strip of ribbon around the piece to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Winter Colors - Let it Snow!

Hi, here's Caro. Welcome to a new week and a new theme! This week we will show you some projects with winter colors ... well that was easy as those are my favorite colors :)

I have created a card with the beautiful patterned papers of BoBunny and a few chipboards of tando: Tando Mini's Snowmen, Tando Mini's Stars, Flourish 6 small.