Thursday 28 June 2012

My little Angel grandson

Hello, my dear Tando friends! Irit is here again and I want to show you my page made for our Fabric challenge. You still have 3 more days to enter the challenge, so go on! Great prizes to win!
And just a reminder: we have a DT call- you have to try if you want to be on our team! You never know what Tando are looking for. Just give it a  try!
And now for my page: I can't help myself from scrapping my adorable grandson Omer and this is another page for his album.
Tando Creative Angel title was just so perfect for out little angel baby. I also added a pair of   wings and then I finally used my chipboard buttons. 2 of them were covered with red fabric and hand cut  around (not easy, but possible), 3 more were glittered.
And some close ups too
I also added a heart button over the wings.
I hope you like this page.
See you next month and we have some   changes  on our blog posts. Every week we are going to show you a specific theme or product or technique and we hope to inspire you a lot.

Wednesday 27 June 2012



This week is the last week for you to join us over at Tando Creative for our June Challenge...which is


We have had loads of lovely entries, but, there is still time to join us...and it might be you that wins a selection, of your choice, of fabulous Tando Goodies...

pop on over and see who's turn it is this week...............


Saturday 23 June 2012

This and that with Tando

Just some projects with great Tando chipboards, not a lot of them, but they add the " punch line".
My first project is this  vacation lo, and  Tando compass was a great fit to this summery page.
This page is not a very new, but it was published in June 2012 issue, so I can share it now, but not before.

Using a big Speech bubble spot for a sentiment on my card (I was out of mood to use my die cuts and was looking for a nice spot to stamp my sentiment)

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Its Wednesday..... it must be Tando Creative Challenge Blog day....

pop on over to the blog to see which DT member is listed today....

Don't forget there is a great selection of Tando goodies up for grabs for the winner of this months challenge.

Hope to see you there xx

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Save the date.............

One of the best crafting events of the year is taking place very soon........

The Craft Barn Extravaganza
will be held from
Friday 29th June to Monday 2nd July

A fabulous schedule of events including Masterclasses by very talented artists on Friday and Monday and mini workshops on Saturday and Sunday.  I will be doing a workshop on Saturday morning....find the details HERE.

At least 28 demonstrators will be there on Saturday and Sunday including Andy Skinner, Francoise Read, Helen Chiltern, Jean Hardy, Leandra Franich and Linda Elbourne......see the complete line up HERE.

Karen and I will be demo'ing for both days and the Tando Creative area is going to AMAZING.  There will be literally dozens and dozens of the most fantastic works of art on display, the Tando design team have worked incredibly hard to put them together for the really is not to be missed.

You can get all the information you need from The Craft Barn website HERE.

Don't forget to say hello to Karen and I.....we would love to meet you.

Thursday 14 June 2012

Mermaid's Lair

I so want to show you this gorgeous piece that has been created by Deb for the THAT'S CRAFTY design team.

Using one of our tall theatres the colour of this is so striking, such an inspiring piece.  You can find the full article with instructions on the That's Crafty blog HERE and Deb's blog is HERE.

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Its Wednesday

and so its Tando Creative Challenge Blog day...

pop on over to the challenge blog and see who's turn it is today to share their wonderful



don't forget the challenge is open to everyone, you don't have to use any Tando product, all we ask is that you create a piece of art for us and you don't enteri t in any more than 5 challenges!

The winner at the end of the month, chosen by the random org, gets their choice of fabulous Tando goodies!!

Pop on over we'd love to see you

Tuesday 12 June 2012


I'm not much of a scrap book maker, but with cats who pose like mine do sometimes you just have to take pictures and show them off.

This fortnight Tando Creative are sponsoring the Craft-Room Challenge where the theme is Our Furry four Legged Family.    What could be more fitting than the great cat themed Tando Chipboard.

These chippie pieces are a great scrappers embellishment bringing a little quirky fun to the project.

Products used

Word Play: Cattitude Large   Cat Set Small

Sunday 10 June 2012

Covered Ring Binder!

Hi my lovelies, this is for all you fabric fiends out there hahaha! The Challenge this month over at ~Tando Creative Challenges~ is to use FABRIC. You can do anything you like to be entered into the winners draw but if you use a piece of Tando as well you get entered twice. I have played with fabric & chipboard for a while now & got some good results. It makes an excellent base for fabric! For my piece I have used a teensy ring binder that Tando make, suppliers ~HERE~.

As you can see I did a bit of patchwork for the front & have the international size guide along side hahaha! The back....

The inside...

The fabric is all curtesy of ~The Craft Barn~, many thanks Sandy x. Not too sure what I am going to use it for, maybe farbic swatches or maybe my patchwork templates :D Here it is nekked, you can see that it also comes with inserts for you to decorate!

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

Saturday 9 June 2012

Fluttering Butterflies

Here in the UK it may be a bit damp and dull outdoors, you can still have some summer colour indoors.   Over on our Online Classes there is a new tutorial showing you have to make this fun Butterfly Mobile.

Tando Creative products used; Butterfly grab bag,  Butterfly Mask and Lace effect border

Butterfly Grab Bag   Butterfly Mask   Lace effect borders

Thursday 7 June 2012

Guest Designer for The Craft Barn

Hi! A bit excited here as I can, at last, begin to show you what I have been doing the last few weeks :-D I was asked to be a guest designer for June for ~THE CRAFT BARN~ using TANDO CREATIVE PRODUCTS!!!!! I also felt very humbled as they have some incredible artists on their team! I shall be appearing once a week for this month only and my 1st post is today. The prompt was to use masks so I used Tando's clock mask to make a.......clock hahahahaha!!!!!

The Craft Barn stock most, if not all, of our products and they are often used by their design team so do pop over for a look.  You can find more details about how I made the clock on my blog.  HUGS, Karen x

Wednesday 6 June 2012


Wednesdays are Challenge days over at the Tando Creative Blog....each week a different member of the DT, and sometimes two, submit pieces which follow the theme for the month inorder to give you inspiration, not only in different ways to use the fabulous Tando products, but, to encourage you to join in.

Today sees the launch of June's challenge, and the theme is "FABRIC" pop on over to the challenge blog to see who's turn it is to inspire today and perhaps you'll join us.

Each month there is a great selection of Tando goodies to choose from, and the choice is all yours!

Hope to see you there xx

Tuesday 5 June 2012

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

Design Team Call......we are looking for 2 new members to join our talented design team.

Find out all the details HERE

Thinking of Father's Day

I quite enjoy 'male' themed projects they do not seem to be such a problem to me that they are for many others.   With Father's Day looming lots of male themed ideas around so had a little play.

Used a great favourite of mine the Tando cog mask, team this time with with Imagination Crafts sparkle paste.   Careful masking allowed selection of where the cog and gear images would show.    For fun some numbers from the Tando advent set have been coloured and are falling from the clock.   You can find more details on my blog.

Saturday 2 June 2012

Timeless past wall hanger

This is my new altered Mixed Media piece: I used Tando Clock mask, Sequin waste  mask and this huge fantastic Clock chipboard on this project.

I used this Clock mask three times: two were made with molding paste and heat embossing over the dry paste and the middle one was made with clear embossing ink and heat ebmossing after, same as the circle from the second mask on the middle piece.


The chipboard clock was covered with ink and lots of embossing powders all around.

This piece was a lot of work and the final result looks artistic .
I hope you think this too.