Thursday 28 January 2016

pink elephant...

Hello, Carol with you today sharing with you another animal project.

Tando have got a lovely elephant bunting kit for you to decorate - each kit comes with 8 elephants and you can use as many, or as few as you like for your bunting, or decoration…

Today I've used three elephants…and one of them is:-

and two are grey….

 and they hold a mini flower painted with the same paints…

lol have fun with your craft…

Tando products used:-

for more details pop on over to my blog.

Don't forget there is still time to join in with our monthly challenge.  Everyone can enter and you choose your prize! how fab is that - click on the January tab above and see how to enter.

winner to be announced on Monday.

TFL xx

ps don't forget that Tando will be at The Sincerely Yours show at Thetford on Sunday - we hope to see you there…xx

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Animals week: Owl card

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last January post and this time I am going to share the card made with Mini Owls and Book plate.
Usually I make more layered cards, but with TANDO chipboard we don't need to add more layers as those chipboards are dimensional . So this time I made it with a lot of gold: gold embossing powder, gold paint over the stamped flowers and  gold stamped sentiment. I also painted in gold the white stamped flowers.
All stamps used here are from Two Paper Divas.

Products used:
Tando minis- Owls 2
Tando Mini's - Owls 2

Mini pack of birds and branches

Mini pack of Birds and Branches

Mini book plates

Mini Book Plates

Gold metallic fluid acrylic paint
Fluid Acrylics: Gold Metallic

Monday 25 January 2016

Ministry of Mixology Retreat is back

The amazing Ministry of Mixology Retreat is back!!

Tickets go on sale tonight (Monday 25th January) at 20.00 GMT.  
You will be able to purchase them from HERE 

Details are in the graphic below but to summarise:
We have the amazing Andy Skinner and Kate Crane tutoring for 2 fabulous days
It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Coventry (more details can be found HERE) on the 9th and 10th April 2016.
Ticket price is just £70.00 per class and we have also negotiated a really good rate with the hotel for overnight stays.


Tando Animals Week

Hello, its Karen here starting our ANIMAL week.  I have chosen a *CAT* for my project.  These come in a pack of two to be decorated.  I have altered a large tube with a lid to use as storage for my cats treats...

I have kept the cat simple and just painted it black because my cat is black :-D  But you could go really crazy with the colours!  More Information & pictures on my *blog*.

Do come back and see some more creatures, HUGS, Karen xxx

Saturday 23 January 2016

Numbered Clock for Anything Goes.

Hi folks. Lisa here with today's blog post and this week's theme is 'anything goes'.

For this week's challenge I decided to play with the Tando numbered clock large. I actually started this project during the Ministry of Mixology workshop and never had chance to finish it....

So I've finished it for today's post.

For more info and pics. pop over to my blog here.

Thanks for popping by the Tando blog today. 
Lisa xxx  

Tando products I used....

Numbered Clock Large    Clock Hands

Friday 22 January 2016

Find your yellow brick road art piece: Anything goes week

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new art page project that is full of Tando fanulous products.
This page was already print published in December 2015 issue of  Craft Stamper UK magazine and this is a time to share it in Tando blog.

This is a separate art journal piece that will be made later into a book, but for now I just collect the separates and it's better way to take a good photos of those art pieces.
So this is my version of the Yellow Brick road thing; the road that if you follow it , it takes  you home.
I used a few stencils from Tando Creative with a lot of texture paste to make the background and even heat embossed the yellow bricks. Then I stamped a lot of Rubber Dance flowers from Antique Flowers set over the tissue paper and glued them with Gel Medium. This is the only way to stamp over this very textured background.

 The upper butterflies from the same stamp set were stamped over the piece as this part was empty from texture paste. The whole piece was painted with Gelatos, mists and distress inks and a few gorgeous Tando chipboard pieces were added over it: the couple that are looking for their  way and the home on the top.
The waved saying was added with some small round letter stickers around the path.
I really hope  that you like this piece of art! See you soon again with more projects.

Tando products used:
Giovanna- Eighties
Minis- People
Mini houses and fences

Thursday 21 January 2016

Art Journal for anything goes

Hi guys,Liz here for this weeks anything goes theme and I decided to have a go this year at a Art Journal,
I am fairly  new to mixed media so i thought this would be a fab way to try things out,
I have made a cover for it first keeping it fairly flat so it doesn't stop me using the inner pages,
I wanted the Baroque mask to be the main feature so i have kept the background subtle to make her stand out,
I started with some white gesso, when dry i went over with some water based paints and also used some of the purple from a mister but I took a little of the paint out and painted it on with a brush here and there,
I used the Sequin Waste mask with some of the same colours and stenciled it here and there for a little interest,
I then used the Distressed mini Diamond mask with modeling paste and went over with some fluid acrylics when dry,
I used a couple of my stamps in my stash, then stenciled on the Baroque mask using black Gesso,
A few watered down white gesso drips of my paint brush finish it off,

Hugs Liz xx
PS: If you fancy joining us we would love to see your work, just click the link above,

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Anything Goes - Secret Door ATC

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing an ATC for the Anything Goes theme this week. I had some fun with a Small Straight Edged Arch, an Artist Trading Card, small elements from the Tando Mini Range, and some digital collage images and papers to create this Valentine's Day Card for my sweetheart.

I covered the front of the Artist Trading Card with the Huntsman patterned paper from the Gecko Galz Ever After Digital Paper Pack. I then covered a Small Straight Edged Arch with a door from the Gecko Galz Behind Door #1 Digital College Sheet. I carefully cut a door opening between the base arch and the arch frame so that the door can open, revealing a secret message.

I used a piece of clip art from the new Gecko Galz Valentine Wishes Digital Collage Set. I made a "door knob" out of a Heart Button from the Buttons Grab Bag and a girl from the Mini People Set. I colored both pieces with acrylic paint, glued them together, and then glued them to the front of the door as a small handle.

I finished this card with a black pen and some gold dimensional paint.

You can find the pieces I used for this card and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Anything Goes! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Anything goes with Dee

Hi folks Dee here with a mini printer tray from the Tando 
creative collection.
I coloured card with distress spray inks and activated with water.
I stamped with various stamps from my stash
I used triple embossing on the front cover.
The inside cover had black modelling paste put through the tando
 mini Distressed diamond stencil.
The back cover was black clay stamped into and highlighted with treasure gold.
I hope you like what i did these mini printer trays are great to 


Deco Art:- Black modelling paste.
Distress Inks used:- Rusty Hinge, Antique linen, Stormy sky

Monday 18 January 2016

Anything Goes - Door Hanger

Hello, its the start of another ANYTHING GOES week where we show you a selection of things that we have made that aren't from prompts.  Today I have had a play with the lovely MDF Door Hangers (you can also get them in greyboard).  These are very good value and come in a pack of two.

I used acrylics to made a crackled background.  The image and the lettering have been stamped and water coloured before being glazed to make them pop more.  The reverse is fairly plain...

I went round the edges with a Gold Krylon pen.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Adventure Card by Dee

Hi folks its Dee here with you today I hope you are all well
and that your new year has got of to a crafty start.
So I used my favourite media boards from Tando 
along with Andy Skinners Tando
 Stencil/Mask - Tread 
Treasure gold was used to highlight the texture
I cut out of black card the adventure notice 
from the Tim Holtz thin lets die.
Tim Holtz classic stamps were used to create the main body 
of the card. 
I hope you have all enjoyed my card. well thats it for 
today folks thank you for popping by.
Cheers Dee.