Sunday, 30 September 2012

Dominoes Mini Book

All this week some of the Design Team members have been sharing their creative ideas with you and hoping to inspire you into making mini books.

Here is mine.. the covers are acutally made from a couple of chipboard Dominoes!


 Front and back covers

 Both the dominoes were covered with Washi tape and embellished as desired..

 Twine was added to keep the little book closed..

.. and inside the book..

And there's my simple little book!

Hope you like it! Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Next week is set to be a super exciting week on the various Tando blogs with hops, tutorials and mega prizes to be won as Tando Creative celebrates it's 3rd Birthday! Hope you can join in the celebrations. Gez

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Altered mini album cover: mini books week

Hello, my dear crafting friends!Irit is here again.
This is our mini albums week and I want to share a big 15*15 cm mini album cover  I made with lots of Tando chippies and lots of Mixed Media techniques.
As you can see I used 8 different Tando pieces here: a bird cage and a bird, some Steam punk pieces, 2 lamps, a key and 2 masks.
I used the light molding paste with the Sequin Waste mask and then heat embossed over it with some embossing powders and mists. All other  chipboards were heat embossed with metal and regular powders and as much as this piece  looks a mess, it's a vintage journey to my world.

Hope you like this piece and see you next time with more inspiration.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Gothic Arch Mini Book

Greeting Tando fans! Dana here today sharing a mini book today that I created with some fabulous pieces of Tando Creative Chipboard.  I wanted to create a mini book that was a little more unique than something store-bought.  I have a love for Gothic arches and thought that the Tando Gothic Arch Layered Frames made a great base for my book.

Even with the addition of three coats of paint, the Tando chipboard did not lose any integrity and easily supports the floral and resin embellishments I added to the cover.  Once the chipboard frames were dry, I glued pieces of patterned paper to the back of each frame to create my book pages. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you're interested in some Tando Creative Chipboard, be sure to visit their site.  There is a wonderful selection of brand new designs!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Playing with a mini

Hellooo!  Its been an age since I had a mini book to decorate :D  This one is a new one from ~Tando Creative~ and measures 14.5x12cm with 4 inside pages.  I found inspiration from the very talented Lynne Perrella...who wouldn't as her stamp sets are amazing aren't they?

The background has been sprayed with pink, lemon & chocolate Dylusions then a large scroll embossed in old gold.  I used Transfer Artists paper to stamp on, coloured with copics, then ironed onto some cream cotton.  I was looking to create different textures.  I sewed the fabric to some coloured bookprint before glueing on.  The Tando Scroll has been sprayed like the background then lovely Decoart Glamour Dust painted on (if you haven't discovered this its a must have :D).  I added some beads for her necklace & headband.   I covered the pages inside with bookprint and left plain to add to later.

For a list of stockists for all things Tando please take a look ~here~.  Thank you for popping by today, Karen xxx

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Last shout for Septembers and new kit news!!

...entry to the Challenge blog....pop on over and take a look - there are two more DT pieces displayed today and hopefully you'll be inspired to join in the fun!

Don't forget there is a great selection of goodies up for grabs.  The prize winner for September will be announced next Tuesday with a new theme being launched on Wednesday with a very special October prize selection up for grabs!

See you there...xx

Also......a new kit coming out soon.  All the chipboard elements you need to make this countdown to Christmas.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My home is where you are - Minibook-Week

Hi, here's Caro. I'm excited to introduce this week's theme: minibooks. There are many different kinds of minibooks in the range of tando creative but this "home"-book caught immediately my eye.

My take on this book:

I have filmed the process of creating this minibook - I hope you have time to watch my video and of course that you like it.

For my minibook I have used some other chipboards too:

Monday, 24 September 2012

Product Focus Blog hop and Birthday Bash sneak peeks

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 MASKS this month and we now have quite a range!!

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 of these MASKS. The draw will take place on Sunday :o)

From here please pop over and visit CARO 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:


I won't put photos of them here but you can find the full range on our website HERE.

 Only a week to go until our
Big Birthday Bash

Here are some sneek peaks of some of the fabulous tutorials that you will be getting during the week and if you complete any of the tutorials you'll be entered into a draw to win a prize.

We kick off the celebrations on Monday 1st October with our Retailer Blog Hop....this is going to be FABULOUS and if you comment on all the blogs in the hop you will go into the draw to win this fantastic prize worth over £90!!!  (The prize shown below is for the blog hop on Monday 1st October)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

My tribute to my Dad : journaling week

Hello, my dear Tando friends! Irit is here and this week I am going to show you a scrapbooking page. It was a long time since I shared any scrap pieces here, so this one is one of  a very special to me.
My dear Dad passed away a few month ago and he was also a very well know Israeli composer. So those Music chipboards together with this gorgeous journaling spot we just perfect for this page.
I used this journaling chipboard to add the name and the date only as I did a lot of hand write journaling on a top under this most gorgeous Music chippy.
Another Tando piece was also used here- Music title and I think all those Tando pieces were the must for this page.
You are welcome to read my journaling here.
Rest in piece dear Daddy! We miss you so much!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Love is like a butterfly...

Hellooooo!  There are so many journallers out their and we want them to know that some of our chipboard comes in a really thin weight...just for good is that! Here is my page...

I have placed the Tando Heart Flourish Mask at the top, a strip of masking tape near the bottom & then sprayed over with Dylusions. I doodled round the mask area to help it stand out more then lightly coloured it. The butterflies have been painted, stamped & doodled on. Some lce stamping & more doodling finish it off.

Thank you for taking a looksee today, Karen xxx

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Butterflies all around!

Hi, good day it's Gez here sharing an art journaling page with you today!

As some people know I love to draw and really wish I had more time to practise! I couldn't resist the challenge of using some of the fabulous Tando chipboard butterflies on my page.

A simple page today with the emphasis on the gorgeous Tando butterflies from the grab bag..

I know I always say it when I use Tando chipboard but it never ceases to amaze me just how much Tando chipboard can take... these butterflies have had water and heat thrown at them and there was no buckling or going out of shape at all.... just amazing products..


Thank you for calling today,

 Happy creating, Gez oxox

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Challenge day reminder

Hello - just a reminder that over on the Challenge blog we have another one of our talented DT showcasing their September piece.  Do pop on over and see what we've been upto and hopefully you'll be inspired to join us.

See you there!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

On the Merry go Round

Tando Creative are sponsoring Craft-Room Challenge again.   The challenge theme is Childhood Memories.   As soon as the Carousal was released it was something I had to make it stirred up such happy memories of childhood days at county fairs and these wonderful old rides.

The kit comes with all the parts needed for a couple of fun hours decorating and assembling  something that would be lovely for a babies nursery.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Journalling ~ Be Happy Page

The theme this week is Journalling which is something I've loved doing since I started on it a while ago and I'm still learning. I've made a journal page using a quote I found somewhere on the net. I have found so many from so many sources and I'm sorry I can't give the writer credit.

I made a video of the process and have added notes of the products I have used.

The products used from the Tando range are:

~{Hanging Baubles Mask}~
~{Sequin Waste Mask}~
~{Tando Mini Butterflies}~
~{Tando Mini Flowers}~

The minis are perfect for journalling as they are slightly thinner than the normal chipboard, but they are just as strong.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 14 September 2012

On the 1st of October it will be our 3rd birthday!!  Where has the time gone.
We have a week long schedule of fun planned with Blog Hops and Tutorials. 
There will be prizes up for grabs every day.
We kick off the week with a super blog hop linking some of our fantastic stockists so hop along over on Monday 1st October at 8am.  Anyone commenting on all the blogs will go into a fabulous draw to win a seriously good prize :o)
I have opened a new page in the bar at the top and will add more details soon.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Back to School - Apple Pillow

Sew Cute Apple Craft Kit: Creative Works
Chipboard: Tando Creative (LEAFBR2CU)
Embossing Powder: American Crafts

Hi Tando fans!  Dana here today with a fun back to school project.  I always think about apples this time of year.  I found this super cute craft kit and wanted to add a bit more texture to my finished piece and this cluster of leaves was perfect.

The leaves have a great cut-out pattern and I thought it would be fun to make my leaves two colors of green. I covered the chipboard with some embossing powder and then backed the leaves with some felt. If you want to pick up some of these leaves for yourself, you can purchase them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Wednesday = Challenge Day

Don't forget to pop on over to our Challenge blog its Wednesday we have some new inspiration posted for you and today we have TWO, yes TWO!!! lol, DT members showcasing their projects for September.

Hope to see you over there...

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Starting High School

My daughter starting High school last summer and looking very smart

I have used Echo Parks This & That Graceful papers and the Flower head Flourisg has been sprayed with mica mist

Monday, 10 September 2012

Back to school

Hi, Caro here again ... As school has started everywhere again, we have thought to show you some "back to school" projects. I'll start this week with two creations and I hope you like them.

On my tag I have used this beautiful flourish:

And here's a little schoolbag I have made - here I have used 2 buttons from the Buttons Grab Bag - perhaps you have seen it, one button I have used on my tag too.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Welcome Bird Hanging

Hi, here's Caro and I have created a bird hanging in the colors of autumn. As I looked through the great chipboards over at the tando creative shop I immediately knew that I wanted to make one of those hangings and now we have this cute bird with the WELCOME hanging in our hallway.


I have used an old scrapbooking kit that I bought 2 years ago ... I love the colors of autumn and especially the scarecrow!

As I absolutely love the tando chipboards and use them very much I'd like to invite you to visit my blog. Here I would like to show you just one more thing I have created a few days ago - my very first video showing the process of creating this tag: