Thursday 31 January 2013

A lot of Love with Tando

Hello, my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again with my weekly project.
 This is a Love week over Tando blog and here is my small, but totally full of love project. I made this Mixed Media altered key chain (can be also used as lovely bag chain) using Tando Heart Cogs Mix Small and a lot of Wow Embossing Powders.

  As those chippies were bare ones, I first covered them with white pigmented ink. Then I added a lot of red and pink embossing powders and all together with my white background it made this unique glossy look. I also used a double sided glue sheet to add the inside gold sparkle powder and then added all small embellishments, the huge metal key and ribbons.

Happy Valentine to you all!

Wednesday 30 January 2013

January 2013 Challenge and our workshop listing.

...there is still some time left to join in with our January challenge over on the challenge blog...don't forget there is a prize up for grabs for one lucky tandoette!

See you there.

Also, we set up a fabulous new area to showcase upcoming workshops at our retailers, take a look HERE to find a workshop near you.

Monday 28 January 2013

Love Is In The Air - Love Birds Hanging

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing a love bird hanging for the "Love is in the Air" theme this week. I love Tando's selection of small and mini chipboard pieces! They're the perfect size for this project which measures about 9cm x 11cm. I used a Small Bird Cage and a pair of birds from the Mini Birds Grab Bag.

I gave the chipboard a light coat of paint.  Once the pieces were dry I added some Distress Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 27 January 2013

Same but Different - my Knights Arches

Here is what I have created with the Straight Edged Small Arches. I have had these stamps for a few months now and they are so beautiful but I didn't know what to do with them. Now with these great arches I had an idea :)

I have cut out paper and glued it onto the arches, colored and stamped it. The frame of the middle arch is colored with Distress Stains Faded Jeans and Brushed Pewter.

Saturday 26 January 2013

Same BUT different.. Gez

Hi, today it's my turn to share with you my creation using the small Straight edged arches.

 All week different members of the Design Team have been sharing their inspiration using the same chipboard.. here is my little friendly trio!

I embellished the arches using Tando Mini's - Hearts

Thank you for calling.
Have a great weekend, Gez

Friday 25 January 2013

Same But Different by Kaz

Here's what I came up with using the arches:

I have used acrylic paints throughout, mostly Fresco, but a little Eco Green.

For the first I painted the base, then painted through the ~{Ink Splatters Mask}~, then painted the inner part and painted through the ~{Neil Walker Fish Mask}~. I've used 2 stars from the ~{Mini Stars}~ and painted them then finished off with loads of doodles and stamping.

For the second one I've blended paint in differing shades of blue across the base and stamped the moon then carefully painted it. Then stamped the star from the stamp over the base. I painted the frame and added dots, then painted more Mini Stars and arranged them with the quote stamp.

Kaz xxx

Thursday 24 January 2013

Same but Different - Trio Frames

So, following on with this weeks theme of "Same but Different" using the straight edged small arches here is what I've created:-

Pop on over to my blog for details on how I made this piece.

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for another DT member.s take on the pack of frames.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Challenge day...

Its Wednesday so pop on over to our Challenge blog to see today's post....

There is still loads of time to join in with our Challenge so hopefully we'll see you there...

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Arch Pendant

Hello, its Karen here today with my version of the lovely arch.  This week we are all playing with the same chipboard design......a lovely arch that measures 7.7 x 5.5 cm. A size that could be used for many projects.  I decided to turn mine upside down and create a pendant.  I am sorry that the picture is a little dark but it was hard to get one because of the embossing on it.

I stamped the base & coloured with copics then clear embossed it.  The top layer has been painted & embossed, as has the butterfly.  You don't just get one arch in the pack but several pieces to play with...

Thank you for taking a look today, please pop back tomorrow for some more inspirational arches!, HUGS, Karen

Monday 21 January 2013

New workshop area and winner of our blog hop.

A very cold and snowy good morning to you all :o)

We have a few things to let you know about today, we have a new stockist area which includes a complete list of stockists and those with bricks and mortar shops are also listed by county.  

As well as that we have also started listing all workshops that our stockists organise using our products.  We are, of course, reliant on being given this information but you should find a few to choose from at any given time.

You can find the new area HERE.

On to the winner of our Arches blog hop, I'm sure you'll agree, the examples this month were AMAZING!!

Huge congratulations to..............

Diane Warburton

Please can you contact Di at with your address details and she'll post off your prize.

Pop back tomorrow for the start of a new themed week.

Sunday 20 January 2013

Art- my way of life:Ink week

Hello,my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again and this time with my paint project. This is Tando altered Octagon printers tray and I made it as my Way of Life and Art is my way of life. So art goes with paints and I really made it about paint. You can see my stamped (100 Proof Press company)  Artist Palette  painted with Creative Inspirations Paints; some " blood drops" of my soul are dropped with red paint; then the whole frame was painted with Ranger Tattered Rose distress paint. The inside was painted with Ranger Distress stains and even my flowers were paint misted.The swirl is a painted part of Tando journaling plate .I also painted this brass metal charm and my letters. I think this is my " most painted" Tando project ever.
Here is another look over this painted project and also I know that this is an Ink week, I made it with all possible colouring mediums and inks are here for sure, over my stamped images.
See you next time with more Tando inspiration!

Saturday 19 January 2013

Pink Poppies..

Hi it's Gez here sharing my thinking inking creation with you today.. I certainly DID think about this theme and decided to have a play with masks and Bombay ink.

For my journal page I decided to use the Poppy Mask

I can see this mask being so versatile for journaling and cardmaking.

Here is my journal page..

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.
I hope you like my page, more details on my blog, Gez

Friday 18 January 2013

Thinking Inking card

I made this card to show how I use certain inks on Tando products:

I've masked off part of the card and then used the new ~{Neil Walker Tangled Yarn Mask}~ with Distress Ink. I can see this mask being used over and over again!

I painted 2 leaves from the ~{Mini Leaves 2}~ pack with acrylic paint and then used Stazon ink with a text stamp. I like to use this ask the stamping is crisp and doesn't sink in.

I've taken a close up to show the centre of the flower as I've cut the head from one of the ~{Mini Keys}~ and painted it.

This card was made for my Nan as she was 98 yesterday!!!!

Kaz xxx

Thursday 17 January 2013


This is my inky page - Adventure, it's not the best photo as my son's hat is covering lots of his face yet it marks a memory! 

I started with the random circles mask and carefully painted olive green distress ink in all the circles using a distress stain, I then used the mask as a stencil to go around the edge of the circle in black gel pen  - I also continued the circles a little further on each side than the mask itself does (just by moving the mask along) so that you could see more of the circles when the papers were on the page too.  I also added some stars and a compass...again just using ink - the 2 chipboard stars are covered in red brick distress ink and the compass in brown stazon and then I added some glossy accents to the top.


Wednesday 16 January 2013

2 for Wednesday

Today its my turn, Carol, to show you my Thinking for Inking piece.....

Tando products used are:-
Neil Walker Tangled Yarn Mask
ATC bases
Minis:- flowers, leaves and hearts.

Pop on over to  my blog for full details.

Also, as its Wednesday don't forget that over on our Challenge blog there is a new DT piece up to inspire you to join in this month...see you there.


Tuesday 15 January 2013

Fun with ATCs Blog Hop

Hi, Caro is here. I assume that everybody knows ATCs? These little Artist Trading Cards are 2,5'' x 3,5'' and I really love them, they are great to create :)

Three years ago the challenge blog Fun with ATCs went online. We celebrate this birthday with a great blog hop where Tando Creative takes part too and sponsors a great prize!

If you came from Visible Image then you're on the right way if not you can go back to Fun with ATCs to start the blog hop in the beginning. The next stop on the hop is 100 Proof Press.

Here's the prize Tando Creative sponsors:

And here is my ATC as inspiration - I used the Random Circles Mask and the Camera Grab Bag.

Monday 14 January 2013

Product Focus Blog Hop - ARCHES

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.

This month we are focussing on ARCHES.

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 ARCHES 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:

Saturday 12 January 2013

It's all snow!

This week some of the Design Team members have been sharing their snowy creations with you.. today, it's my turn Gez.. I heard the other day we are due 3 weeks of snow.. I hope it's true!

I've made an Atc for my creation this week and had so much fun getting inky and messy!

  Be mine?

I have used one of the fabulous Artist Trading Cards
They come in a pack of five in either grey board or white lined.

 For the background I sprayed ink through the Joined Snowflakes mask.

I embellished the Atc with a snowman from the Mini's Snowmen set (ideal for card making too) and also one of the snowflakes from the Mini's Snowflakes set and painted each of them with silver acrylic paint.

I hope you like my Atc..Thank you for calling.

Wishing you a super weekend. Gez

Friday 11 January 2013

Snowflakes all around us: Snowflakes week

Hello, my dear Tando friends! Irit is here  and this time I made a perfect Winter Tando banner using those most gorgeous WINTER letters and mini snowflakes.

And some close ups to this project parts:

The letters were misted, clear powder heat embossed and then stamped over with Visible Image background stamps and Staz-On black ink. Then I covered all snowflakes with white paint and fine glitter and embellished some with brass charms from Handmade Halo shop. Some flowers in the middle and MM Love sign finished this lovely banner.
See you next time with more inspiration!

Thursday 10 January 2013

Snow Globe

Hi Tando fans!  Dana here today sharing a snow globe for the snow theme this week.  I created this little snow globe for my daughter.  The beautiful wings are from the Butterfly Grab Bag. I painted the chipboard with cream colored paint, topped that with a crackle medium and then a layer of gesso for a bright white topcoat.  When that was dry, I added some Pumice Stone Distress Stickles.

Once I had my scene arranged to my liking, I filled the globe with mica flakes and added some decorative ribbons.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Feeling Blue

is our theme over on the Challenge blog for January - take a look at the lovely pieces created by the DT and take part and you could start the New Year  off with a fab win of Tando goodies....see you there.

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Snow - Let it Snow

I just love all the snowflake goodies - chipboard and masks.  I used the set of 5 snowflake masks and scraped texture paste through it, then layered up all my papers and dangled some chipboard snowflakes across my photo - I inked them with a white memento ink, then went around the edge with some tea dye distress ink, the final touch was to add a little icicle stickles glitter glue.

Monday 7 January 2013


Hi, Caro is here ... this week it's all about snow! Is it snowing where you live? In Vienna it's only raining ... Nonetheless I would like to show you my snowflakes - I'm sure you have already seen the wonderful 3d snowflakes Tando Creative is offering?

this one is painted with Distress Stains, embossed and brushed with silver.

 on this one I glued PP  & cut it out

I like both possibilities, which one do you like best? I would love to hear your opinion!

please click on the pictures to get to the snowflakes in the shop:

Nothing to do with snow but something I have created last week and which I would like to show you:

For more details please visit my blog - thanks!