Sunday, 31 March 2013

Changeling - Heart Flower

To finish off the week of using products in a different way to the obvious, I've made this card using hearts as petals of a flower and two arrows as the centre.

First off I ran the ~{Hearts}~ through an embossing folder to creative circles on the chipboard, then painted them with acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I tapped a Versamagic inkpad onto the dots and finally inked the edges.

The ~{Arrows}~ have been painted with acrylic paint and then I put a tiny amount of the darker paint onto my fingertip and patted the arrows to give a mottled effect.

I've layered them up with a flower onto a stamped card blank.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 29 March 2013

Changeling - Spring Wreath

Hi, Caro is here. I have used the two rainbows of Rainbows and Elements to create a wreath. Perhaps the spring is coming now when he sees my wreath with the flowers?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Challenge day

Just a reminder that a new DT piece goes live over on the Challenge Blog today - pop along and see who's turn it is to show their piece today.

See you there.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Changeling - Heart Decoration

Hello everyone, this weeks theme is to use a product in a different way to the way it was intended.  I used some of the segments of the lovely heart bowl to make a wall hanging for my mother-in-law.

I covered the chipboard hearts in gesso, then a layer of crackle paint and then some distress ink over the top to emphasise the cracks.  I backed each of the hearts with patterned paper and then went about decorating with washi tape, sequins, stickers and chevrons.  I also used some of the Tando bunting with  the harlequin mask on this and rubbed chalk ink through it to give the diamond pattern, I then cut this in half and added it to the top and bottom frames.  The last step was to attach ribbon to tie them all together and add a loop at the top.  It's a really fun project and gift for someone.

If you want to check out the winner from the blog hop please see the post below.


Blog Hop Winner

Last Monday we held a product based Blog Hop.....a big Thank You to everyone that took part, unfortunately, there can only be one winner and that is:-


Well done Kat, you've won a selection of banners and bunting from the fab Tando Range.  

Please email Di and she'll get your prize out to you.

Watch out for some more product focus blog hops coming soon.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Easter Projects - Happy Easter Layout

Hi Tandoettes!  Dana here today sharing a layout for the Easter theme this week. Tando has some fabulous new Easter themed chipboard pieces! I used some Mini Rabbits and a bow from the Mini Easter Eggs set on this page.

There are several fun rabbit designs in the Mini Rabbit Set.  This leaping rabbit is my favorite.  I colored him with a simple coat of acrylic paint. I added another rabbit to the flower pattern printed in the lower left-hand corner of this page.

This little bow is from the Mini Easter Egg set. I also colored this piece with acrylic paint and topped that with a thin coat of Stickles.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

challenge day

Don't forget to pop on over to our Challenge blog to see this months challenge....we do have a great prize each month for one lucky tandoette..... do call in and see who's showing you their piece this week.

Monday, 18 March 2013


We have a great range of banners and bunting in our selection of chipboard and whiteboard products, utilise with our masks and you've got the basis for a great project.

Today some of the dt are partaking in a bloghop to showcase some of the products available.  

To take part is easy, just leave a comment on each blog on the hop and one lucky tandoette will win a great selection of banners and bunting.

If you get lost along the way, don't worry just pop back here and pick up the link again....the hop is:-

Then finish off here.... enjoy the hop...xx

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Hello its Carol with you today for the last piece in this weeks theme of Ribbons and Lace...

I have created an ATC today

for further details visit my blog.

Tomorrow we have a fab blog hop so do call back and take part and you might just be the winner of some fab new stash...

TFL xx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Timeless wall deco : Lace and ribbons

Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Irit is here and this time I made this altered wall deco with this Tando Creative trio of pieces and my last ink love. This technique is all about stamping over the bare chippies with black pigmented ink, heat embossing it with clear embossing powder and then colouring with just 3 Staze-on primary colours inks : red, blue and yellow. As those 3 colours blend to a rainbow colours we get this fancy bright look.
I added some lace on each piece as they already have holes and then arranged them over a piece of a trim. I hope you like the colours and the technique.

Remember that each Tando Creative  white covered piece can be painted this  way with and without stamping. If your piece is brown, use white paint or some gesso over it, but if you want a mute colours look you can paint over the brown chipboard too. Gives you  the same colours, but in a mute way.
See you next time with more Tando inspiration!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Ribbons & Lace - mini

Hi, Caro is here. It's ribbons and lace week and I have a mini project for you. I used 2 of the Tando Mini's Flowers, colored them with Distress Stains and stamped them with a rose stamp. Then I arranged everything in the big bottle cap and covered it with UTEE.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

flowers over on the challenge blog

the theme for March over on the challenge blog is "Flowers" do pop over to the blog to see what the DT have come up with, also, join us and you could win some fab new stash....see you there.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ribbons 'N' Lace: Go Green!

Hi Tando fans!  Dana here today sharing a layout for the Ribbons and Lace theme this week. I had a lot of fun with this theme and decided to create my own lace-filled shamrock from Tando chipboard.

I started with a branch from the Leaf Branches with 3 Loose Leaves and some hearts from the Jewelery Heart Set. I trimmed the leaves from the branch set for use in my flower clusters and cut the stem down to a better size for my shamrock. I trimmed the small loops from the top of the hearts to make a clean edge. I colored the chipboard pieces with Lemon Zest and Cut Grass Dylusions Ink Spray and topped that with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and Blizzard Glimmer Glam Paint. I filled the cutouts in the hearts with green lace to finish.

Here is one of the leaves from the branch set.

I also added a key from the 5 Decorative Key Set.  I colored this piece with Tattered Angels Antique Brass Glimmer Mist and then covered it with a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Ribbons & Lace

Hi there! Its RIBBON & LACE week this week . I have used one of the gorgeous chipboard arches that comes with layers so that you can build it up. I was going to go all 'Eastern' with it then I spotted the lovely Ophelia (at least I think its her) :D

Lots of stamping going on here and I can't really believe that this is the first time that I have ruched ribbon!!! I always was the last one to a party hahahahaha!!!

For birthday girls everywhere today, a special hug, Karen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mum's out there! 

It's the final day of our Mum's week and I made a card for my lovely Mum using some Tando Minis. These are perfect for cards, although I did layer my card up quite a lot! Good job I can give it to her myself!

I have used the following chipboard products on this card:

~{Mini Leaves 2}~
~{Mini Butterflies}~
~{Mini Flowers}~ and
~{Mini Hearts}~

I have used patterned papers on the heart and painted the other minis with acrylic paint and then stamped a text stamp.

I've also used the ~{Heart Background Mask}~ to add a few hearts onto some of the papers.

Kaz xxx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Mums- Mum and Me

I had this shot from our holiday of my Mum and I - it's a really nice natural one so when the chance to scrap our Mum's came up this is what I thought of.  Unusually for me I had a go at a non-paper page and just used lots of stamping an distress inks to water colour the flowers, I wanted to add some green so the Tando leaf flourish was perfect for the job, I coloured it with green distress stain and then coloured in the groves with a brown pro-marker.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Focus on Barjan B Crafts

I really must show you some of the projects that the lovely peeps at Barjan B Crafts have been up to.

They are a big Tando stockist and hold regular workshops using our products.....if you're local to them in Newbold Verdon in Leicester do pop along and see what they have planned and of course take in a bit of shopping whilst your there.

These are some of the fabulous things they have been making.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Mum - a minibook

Welcome to a new week and a new theme here at the tando blog. Caro is here for you today. This week we will show you some projects for/about our mums.

I have cut some of the letters of this great chipboard album "mum"  and covered everything in Prima Marketing papers. I like the look of it and I'm really looking forward to seeing what pictures my mum will put into this little book.


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Arch wall deco: Paste week

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and this is my take for our paste week!

 Today I am going to  show you my  Gothic Layered Arch filled with lot of lovely  things: stamped background, hand painted flowers and pasted outlines.
I covered the arch  edges with a thick paste coverage  using my fingers and then, when it was  dry , I added some blue watercolour over it to fit the overall colours of my altered piece.

So as you all can see, paste is not for masks use only, but for edge coverage too and each and every Tando frame or tray can be  pasted over the edges  and painted to get this unique , one and only look.
See you next time with more Tando inspiration!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Hello, its all about PASTE over at Tando Creative this week. Could be any type of paste used in any way. I have chosen to push some through the Heart Mask onto one of Tandos lever arch folders. This one is very cute at only 5inches square!

I used DecoArt modelling paste which I coloured with a little DecoArt Metallics Acrylic. Can you see that I used another Tando mask behind it? The flower mask. As you can see this is to hold my little pages for the A-Z of Me challenge that a lot of people are having a go at this year.

For details of stockists please pop over *HERE*...there maybe one near you! Thank you for taking a look today. Please leave a comment if you have visited...I love to read them, HUGS from Karen x