Sunday 31 August 2014

last domino standing!!

Today sees the last day of our domino week…and wow have we seen some fabulous makes from the DT?

Here is my domino:-

Tando products used:-

Pop on over to my blog for full details.

Pop back tomorrow for a new weekly theme.

TFL xx

Friday 29 August 2014

Domino's on your tree.

haha is it too early to be thinking about making decorations for your Christmas Tree????  nah...never too early for me :D  I have used the fabulously sturdy Tando Domino's as a base for each of the little hanging plaques.
  Shame that the 'bling' doesn't show up in the photos though, sorry about that.

Tando produce 2 types of domino's - WAVY and STRAIGHT and they come in packs of 10 at a very good price.  I have painted & stamped onto two of them and covered the other 3 with patterned paper.  The little embellishments have been painted & glittered (except the stocking which has some paper on it) and are from our MINI RANGE, which are all suitable for card making as they are thinner.  You get lots in a pack making them great value!  Here are the products I used...

Thank you for calling by :D, take care, Karen xxx

Wednesday 27 August 2014


Hi as its Wednesday its challenge day - pop on over to the Challenge blog and see who is sharing their lovely layers with you today…

Don't forget we have Prizes!

See you there….

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Dominoes - Love Canvas

Hi all!  Caroline here with this weeks theme of 'Dominoes'.

I thought right outside the box here and decorated a canvas with fabric pieces the same size as a domino - 2"x1"!

I cut long strips of canvas two inches wide and then decorated them using Tando Creative's Harlequin mask and ink.

I then sewed each blank line created by the stencil, and cut into one inch lengths to create the separate dominoes.  I stitched each one onto an 8"x8" piece of canvas and added the 'love' sentiment which was stamped and then chain stitched before adding to the canvas.

This whole piece was sewn to a 10"x10" canvas which I had painted.  I added the framed effect by using the Stripes mask with some Viva Decor Terra.



I then decorated the whole piece with some seed beads.  I have to have busy hands whilst watching the TV!


Monday 25 August 2014

Domino Week - Matching Game

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing a fun set of altered dominoes. My girls have about a week of Summer left before they go back to school and I made them a matching game to help fight their boredom. New games always help keep them occupied for at least an hour or two so this project was a win-win!

I used some of my favorite domino size stamps to dress up my Dominoes. After applying a light coat of gesso to both sides of the dominoes, I stamped the pretty ladies and gorgeous baroque design onto the dominoes with archival ink.

I then colored the images with Gelatos. I finished the edges of the dominoes with a black paint marker and then added a coat of glaze to both sides to seal and protect the images.

You can pick up the dominoes I used for this project from the Tando Creative Retail Shop.

For more information about the stamp sets I used for this project, please visit my blog. Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday 24 August 2014

Announcement of our two new fabulous design team members....

We had a fabulous response to our recent Design Team call, it was, again, a really difficult decision and deliberated long and

......Drum roll please............and now to introduce you to our two new Design Team members.

Katy Leitch

Hello I’m Katy and I am delighted to be joining the Tando team! I adore making 3D objects so this team is going to suit me really well – I already have lots of ideas for Di’s lovely products. I’ve been papercrafting for around nine years and I am totally and completely obsessed with rubber stamps, so you are likely to see those appearing here and there alongside the chipboard pieces. I live in the Midlands with my hubbie and the love of life – Leo the mutt. Here’s three random facts about me: I have a masters in History of Ceramic Design, I’m a member of CAMRA and I love the smell of StazOn Ink! Looking forward to sharing my designs with you! K xxx

Monica Edwards

Hi my name is Monica Edwards and I am the mother of 2 amazing kids (at times lol).  My son Andre and daughter Mariah.  I have been crafting every since the birth of my son who is now 24.  I started blogging backing in 2008 (if my memory is right) and I have not stopped since.  I look forward to sharing and inspiring others through my work for as long as my stay here at Tando!  My style is... well I have no certain style because I do a little bit of everything. I am super excited to be here and hope to stay awhile.

Coco's Paintbox

A few months ago Coco, one of our ex DT members, made this stunning paint storage box which was showcased on the Paperartsy blog - she has kindly allowed us to show you all the finished project:-

Fabulous make Coco! - if you fancy having a go yourself the kit is found here.

Saturday 23 August 2014

Octagonal Home Hanging

Hellooooo!  I have been working on another fairly new kit from Tando Creative - the OCTAGONAL HOME HANGING.  Each octagon measures just over 10cm across to give you an idea of the finished size.

I have gone for a 'country' feel for this project and used spotty background paper and acrylics, crackle stamp and some glossy accents.  There are a lot of elements in this kit and I still have hearts and flowers left for another day :D

You can buy the kit direct from *HERE* - it would make a lovely present for someone or for yourself!

Thank you for coming by, HUGS, Karen x

Friday 22 August 2014

Free For All Week - Butterfly Wing ATC

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing an Artist Trading Card that I created for the Free For All theme this week. I found this gorgeous butterfly wing in my garden and thought it would look fantastic on an ATC.

I used the fabulous Dotted Star Mask, designed by Kaz, first with a black marker and then with light molding paste that I tinted gray. I moved the mask slightly before applying the paste to create a shadow effect for the background of my card. Once the paste was dry, I colored the card with ink, mist and gelatos. I sealed the butterfly wing to my card with a thick coat of crackle glaze. While the glaze was still wet, I pressed the wire circle and rub-on onto the card to finish my piece.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up all the pieces I used here from the Tando Creative Retail Shop.

Thursday 21 August 2014

Free for all with Irit for August

Hello my dear crafty friends! 
Irit is here again and this is my Free for all project.
This is a wooden piece made into this trendy Chalkboard deco with stamping and heat embossed letters, but then I made those gorgeous Tando  clusters on both corners of this project.

Here you can see the lower corner.

And here is the upper one. Both were made with leaves, flowers and birds covered with a few layers of White thick embossing powder and then some of the pieces were stamped into the hot powder for the texture. On the bottom I used Tando new Long Flourish  mask with white texture powder.

I really love this black and  white projects made with  Tando delicious chippies and masks. Most sure will do  more of those classic projects in the future.
And here are the products used for this project

Wednesday 20 August 2014

August Challenge - Week 3

It's Wednesday again so head over to the Challenge Blog to see who is showcasing their project.

We have PRIZES!!

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Free For All - Bracelet

Hi!  Its Caroline here with my project for this weeks Free For All theme.

To make this bracelet I used some Tando Creative Leaves as a template.  I drew around them onto shrink plastic!

Leaf Branch with Loose Leaves currently on sale!

I then used a stamp to create the dotted design, punched a hole, and then heated.

They then end up x7 times smaller than before and ideal for jewellery use!

Before and After!

I had such fun with this.  Shrink plastic is one of those things I forget to use but when I do its just wonderful how the shape changes and quite delightful to use.  I am easily pleased. :)

Caroline ♥

Monday 18 August 2014

Free For All Frame Card

It's another Anything Goes week this week and I am starting it off with this card:

I've cut one of the ~{Lace Effect Borders}~ into 4 pieces to make a frame. It's been painted with acrylic paints and then doodled around. You could, if you were accurate, cut angles on the edges to make it fit, but I don't trust myself so I added flowers in the corners to hide the gaps! Besides, it fitted the image perfectly - and that's what I shall continue to say ;)

Keep checking for the rest of the week to see what goodies the team have for you.

Kaz xxx