Tuesday 30 December 2014

Celebrate the New Year with Dana

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing a card that I created to help celebrate the New Year. I've been using the Round Grid a lot lately and have saved the small circles that I punched out of the grid. They made great buttons for this black tie card! I simply colored the chipboard with black ink and glued them onto layers of white cardstock.


You can find the Round Grid in the New Releases section of the Tando Retail Shop. I hope you all start your New Year off with a bang! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 28 December 2014

Tim's Tags Tando Style with Katy

Not strictly a DT make today as it's of course based on the work of Sir Tim and his 12 tags of 2014 for December.

As soon as I saw the tag Tim had made I thought of the gorgeous deer chippies that Tando make (pictured below). I painted and glittered the lovely running reindeer and used modelling paste to make the 'snow'. More on my blog.

See you in 2015 - Happy New Year!

Monday 22 December 2014

Anything goes with Irit

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
I know that we all are deep into Holidays, but I just have a few projects I made lately and never posted in Tando blog. And as I used lovely new Tando products, I decided to share them even if those are not Holidays projects at all.
This is the first one- lovely very simple layout made with masking and stamping over the painted chipboard title. (Also the whole background is stamped and colored, but it's not Tando issue for this matter).

Those are the products used here:

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Sunday 21 December 2014

Anything Goes with Katy - Frosty Winter Tag

I have a quick tag for you today featuring a one of my favourite Tando Masks - joined snowflakes. This mask is really detailed and gives a fabulous effect.

I sprayed my tag with Distress Stains over the mask to make a background and embellished it with a large snowflake from the Tando pack of 5 Snowflakes, which I covered with gesso and Distress Glitter in Rock Candy so it's lovely and sparkly!

More on my blog. Thanks for visiting us today!
Katy xxx

Saturday 20 December 2014

Andy Skinners Art Room piece

Andy Skinner in his usual style has put together this fabulous piece using our Art Room base.

Find out blank Art Room base HERE.

Thursday 18 December 2014

Anything goes week with Irit

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Irit is here with some non Holidays inspiration.
But  why not ? Love is everywhere and forever and it's timeless and  has no seasons . So here is my new altered tag made with some new, just released, Tando products.
I used the rectangular frame covered with a think layer of embossing powders in a few colors to get this shimmery effect.
The small chipboard pieces were heat embossed with the same couple of powders, less black one.
The True love words inside the frame are made with a texture paste and Alphabet  Giovanna new mask. Then I heat embossed them with a very little black powder splash and a lot of pink mist over the paste.
 Here are Tando products used for this project:

Giovanna - Alphabet

Key to my Heart mini book set

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Challenge blog

Hi, today sees the last post of the year over on the Challenge blog… the challenge will be open until 31st December, but, this will be the last Wednesday post for 2014… pop along and see who is sharing with you their festive fun project today… don't forget we have prizes for one lucky player - what a great way to start 2015!  See you there

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Fabulous MDF Owl clock by Jean at BJ Crafts

When I popped over to see BJ Crafts recently, Jean had done a fabulous example of our MDF Owl Clock so I just had to take a picture of it.

You can find the clock on our retail site HERE.  At only £8.99 it makes a perfect gift, it comes complete with the clock mechanism and hands as well.

Monday 15 December 2014

Mini Canvas

Helloooo!  As it gets closer to Christmas we are just going to show you some of the things that we have made which don't follow any particular theme ;-)  We are getting back to our prompts etc in the New Year and there are lots of exciting NEW things for you to see, with some twists and turns along the way!!!  Today I would like to show you a mini canvas hanging that I made a while ago.

This little canvas is only 2inches square and fun to work on.  I painted the background with beige and cream acrylic before laying down the STRIPES MASK and pushing some texture paste through to form stems.  When dry I coloured these with Promarkers to match the MINI FLOWERS that I had painted.  The flowers were glued on along with two leaves from the MINI LEAVES pack.  Some beaded wire was attached along with a sentiment to finish.

The Stripes Mask...

The Mini Flowers pack...
The Mini Leaves Pack...
Take care, Karen xxx

Sunday 14 December 2014

Sparkle week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again  with a new Mixed Media project.

 This is my small, card size, canvas made for our Sparkle week.

So here is my " piece of art": flat as a journal page, made with a few Tando Creative masks, few WOW! Embossing powders stamps as the background and a lot of WOW! POWDERS.
I used my two new masks here: Profile and Criss Cross Grid

Both were used with white texture paste and then heat embossed with embossing powders.
The Happy title was  also heat embossed with a mix of black and gold powders and  it's really shiny and sparkle even without any single crystal or pearl added.

 Tando products used:

Giovanna- Profile
Giovanna - Profile

Criss Cross Grid mask
Mask - Criss Cross Grid

 Word Happy

Word - HAPPY

Saturday 13 December 2014


Hi everyone Happy Holidays!!! Finally it seems like Christmas here in Florida because it is actually not 85 degrees! Of course this probably won't last too long so I better enjoy the cool weather while I can.  So for my post today I created a Christmas card I am going to give to a friend who loves Christmas but hates Christmas trees ... weird yeah I know.  She loves flowers so I grabbed my 

Floral Grab Bag
and added some Stampendous Glitzy Glitter and Prima Say It In Pearl for the centerpiece and I must say I simply love it and it was absolutely perfect for the occasion.  What is so  nice about the Tando chipboard is the thickness which allows you to do so many things like ink, glue, spray and you don't have to worry about the chipboard piece becoming to flimsy to work with.

 I absolutely love how the flowers came out and the grab bag has various flower sizes which makes it that much even better!!

I hope everyone enjoyed my post for today and I wish everyone an awesome holiday and be sure to check out all the new things coming to the Tando store!!

Simply Monica

sparkle its Christmas….

Wow hasn't there been some gorgeous sparkle pieces this week…today its my turn to show you this card I have made…

Tando pieces used and covered in glitter…
all pieces available in the Retail shop

all with loads of sparkle…

Friday 12 December 2014

Snowflakes card and video

I hope you have been enjoying all the sparkle on here this week.  I made this card using the ~{Set of 5 Snowflake Masks}~ and ~{Mini Snowflakes}~:

I made a video showing how I made the card. Watch out for me chasing the gem around the pack with tweezers for a while and then giving up and using my fingers!

Note the cheapo kids glitter glue - I've had it for years!

I also made a slightly smaller card using the same technique, but without the Mini Snowflake:

Kaz xxx

Wednesday 10 December 2014

2nd Wednesday of December

which must mean a new post over on the Challenge blog…don't forget we have prizes for one lucky player… see you there.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Sparkle - Most Wonderful Time Arch

Hi Tando fans! Dana here sharing an arch for the Sparkle theme this week. I used the inner portion of a Large Straight Edged Arch for the base of this piece.

I covered the arch with a piece of gold glitter cardstock and then used the Joined Snowflake Mask and white mist to add a frosty pattern to the background. The snowy scene I added to the top of the arch is a sticker that I dressed up with a piece of floral trim and a pearl pen.

I embellished the top of the arch with flowers and a Holly Flourish that I painted gold. To add even more sparkle to this arch, I covered the entire piece with a coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/arches-straight-edged-large-p-642.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/mask-joined-snowflakes-p-448.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/holly-flourish-p-6.html

You can pick up this chipboard and mask, and everything else put out by Tando, in their new Retail Shop. Use the coupon code TANDOXMASOFFER at checkout before Christmas Eve to get 10% off orders over £20.00. If you'd like a chance to win some Tando goodies, stop by the Tando Challenge Blog and join our Festive Fun Challenge!

Tando is also sponsoring the Berry71Bleu Challenge Blog this month, so click over to see what you have to do for a chance to win this amazing prize package!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 8 December 2014

Its all Sparkle this week!!!!

Yes, lots of lovely sparkle for you this week.  I am kicking it all of with an old favourite...a *Christmas Stocking* .  At the time of writing its on special offer - 2 for 1 - and its reduced!!!!  A brilliant thing for you or your kids to decorate while they are waiting for Santa!!!!!  Here is mine...

 I have painted the lower part red and added some Sparkle Medium through one of our lovely *Flourish Masks*.  I dabbed Texture Paste on the top section and then rubbed in a little Treasure Gold.  After glueing the pieces together I added teensy pom-poms to the points and a string tie.  For those short on time this little stocking would look very pretty covered with paper too!  Oh and wouldn't Bunting look amazing done with these?

Here it is necked hehe...

and the gorgeous flourish mask...
Have a fabuous Sparkly Christmas!!!!  Hugs, Karen xxx

Sunday 7 December 2014

Black, white and gold with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends !
 My new altered project is all about Gold. (added to bare chipboards  or stamped over the painted chipboard, but still gold).

I painted this Tando Creative Bottle frame with black acrylic, then stamped Ann Butler's one single 2'' Faux Quilting Unity stamp with clear embossing ink. Then I heat embossed it with Gold EP from WOW!  and embellished with some black rhinestones.

The back paper is  glittered and embossed, so nothing more was added to this Tando  Happy title, heat embossed again with black and gold powders.

The last, but not least is this golden bow: recycled from some Lindt chocolates that I didn't like. But I sure liked the bow!