Monday 28 September 2020

October Colour Theme

 This is the colour theme for October:

I'm continuing with the Twinchies:

 I've blended together 2 shades of pink acrylic paint for the base of the Twinchie and added paint through the Number Stencil

I've finished off with some stamping and some doodling.

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Gel printed card

Continuing on with the new theme, here's my card:

I've used a small circular gel plate to make the background in layers, making sure each layer is completely dry before adding a new one.

Layer 1: turquoise acrylic paint

Layer 2: using the Numbers Stencil add lilac paint onto the gel plate

Layer 3: using the Grid Round Stencil add lilac paint onto the gel plate

Final layer: titan buff acrylic paint and then pull the print straight away onto the card blank.

I've finished off with a butterfly stamp and 'miss you' because we're all missing someone or something right now.

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Leaf Card

  Good morning,

Heidi here to share another blog project using our weekly theme - 'Cards'

I am an avid stamper and card maker, so this theme was right up my street! Any excuse to stamp up some glorious images, ink up some wonderful shapes and partake in lots of fussy cutting.

My card is full of autumnal colours and leaves. Our lovely Di recently added some fabulous new shapes to the website : pentagons, squares, hexagons and triangles.  They are just the right sizes for your crafting creations and great on cards as a feature, like I have used here.

Here is how I made my card :

Products Used :

Tando Shapes - Hexagons

Tando Stencil - Leaves and Bubbles

Hobby Art Stamps - Falling Leaves

Visable Image - Erika's Maple stamps

Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad

Distress Oxide Inkpads -

Crackling Campfire, Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge and Fossilized Amber

Black embossing powder and heat gun

White watercolour card

Brown and Amber Bazzill Card

White card blank 15cms x 15cms

Glue, smoothies and water spray

Card Method :

I started off stamping up all of the leaf stamps required onto water colour card. Cover with black embossing powder and heat with heat gun.

Cover the images with various colours of inkpads and add water spray. Take colour off of the card with kitchen roll to leave water marks.

Cut out leaves and using Crackling campfire, cover hexagons with lots of the ink. Using leaves stencil, cover with Vintage Photo ink.

Cut a piece of brown and amber Bazzill card and matt onto card blank.

Onto a piece of white water colour card, stamp up a leaf stamp around edges and apply Crackling Campfire and Vintage Photo ink to card through 'Bubbles' stencil. Stick down onto card blank.

Edge hexagons with ink using the smoothies and glue down. Arrange leaves over hexagons and stick to card.

Stamp up sentiment, edge with ink and brown card, stick to hexagon centrally.

Thank for stopping by the Tando Creative blog today.

Heidi x

Thursday 17 September 2020

Anything Goes Week- Fiona Randall

 Morning all Fiona here with this weeks theme- Anything Goes.
I've gone  steampunk this week and believe it or not I have not used a Butterfly in my project.
 But I have used something with wings- a Dragonfly LOL.
I went with a Tando size 9 tag layered onto a base cut to size and corners rounded from Tando Grey Board for this project.
 I created an inky background with Distress spray stains in Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap and weathered Wood onto a piece of A4 300gsm cardstock.
This was then cut to shape and glued to the tag and base board. Next up stamping with vintage stamps with Watering Can Archival ink. The edges of the tag and base board were then inked with Potting Soil Archival ink.
Next up Rusty Patina effects were added with Seth Apter's  Metallics Embossing powders to the Tando Small Steampunk parts. Distress embossing Glaze in Rusty Hinge was then added to the Tando Small Compass from the Duo Set.
Tando extra thins harlequin were inked with Weathered Wood Distress ink and then stamped with Watering Can Archival Ink.
A resin Dragonfly which I had cast from a mold was given a coat of DecoArt Media Black Gesso and dried with a heat tool. Green Patina Wax was swiped over the dragonfly with my finger to the raised areas. A piece of string was then added through the tag and tied into a small bow.
Allelements were then layered onto the base board using off cuts of grey board to add depth and dimension to the project.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Products Used.


Other Supplies
Ranger Archival Ink- Watering Can, Potting Soil.
Ranger Distress Glaze- Rusty Hinge
Ranger Distress Spray Stain- Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz Stamps- Field Notes and Distressed Text
Andy Skinner Stamp- Eye Spy ( Creative Expressions)
Finnabair Matte Wax- Patina Green
Resin Dragonfly old- Zuri.

Friday 11 September 2020

Vintage Week- Fiona Randall

 Morning all Fiona here with this weeks theme- Vintage.
I went with a Tando size 9 tag as my base for this project.
 I created an inky background with Distress inks in vintage photo and speckled egg onto white 300gsm cardstock.
 This was then cut to shape and glued to the tag base. Next up stamping with vintage stamps with Watering Can Archival ink.
 The Tando bookplate was  given a coat of  DecoArt Tinting Base and then glazed using speckled Egg distress glaze.
Tando extra thins harlequin were inked with vintage photo distress ink and then stamped with potting soil archival ink
  All elements were layered up onto the tag and a butterfly added.
 To finish some seam binding was coloured using the speckled egg ink and dried and added to the tag. A quote was then added to finish.
 I think I achieved the vintage feel with the colours chosen and stamp choices I made.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Products used.


Other Supplies
Ranger Distress Ink- Vintage Photo, Speckled Egg
Ranger Distress Glaze- Speckled Egg
Ranger Archival Ink- Watering Can, Potting Soil.
Tim Holtz Stamps- Field Notes
Tim Holtz Ephemera- Butterfly.
Decorative Brads and seam binding- My Own Stash


Wednesday 9 September 2020

A Vintage Tag

Hi there!

Celia here with a tag for our ‘vintage’ theme this week. I have been making a few vintagey things recently, which is a change from my usual bright colours.

I picked out a couple of tando tags (size 5 and size 9) and a media board. I embossed the small tag with an embossing folder, then primed the tags with Whisper chalk paint and the media board with Relic. Then I added some washes of Yellow Iron Oxide and Raw Umber to age them, followed by English iron oxide on the smaller tag.

Then I added some stamping to the large tag, using the Harebell stamps from Chocolate Baroque. Also some random texture stamps in brown Archival. Then I used some crackle paste round the edges of the small tag and painted it brown when dry, followed by black antiquing cream and some silver gilding paste.

I found an old picture of my granny, scanned it and reduced it in size & printed it onto photo paper. I gave it a coat of matte medium then some One Step Crackle. When this was dried I used grey Antiquing Cream to age the photo. For the media board, I wetted the edges and used a craft knife to peel open some of the layers. Then edged in Paynes Grey and finally treasure gold. 

Then I added a few bits and pieces of fabric, washi tape and buttons before glueing the tags together. My granny was an excellent dressmaker, so the buttons and fabric seams appropriate. I edged the large tag with brown ink, then added some vintage gold embossing powder.

Here’s the finished tag. The greyboard is great for throwing lots of different mediums at so you can really go to town when ageing a piece. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Celia x

Monday 7 September 2020

Hochanda Monday by Jan

Hello folks,  did you manage to catch Di and the new releases on Hochanda today? if not you can watch them on 'Rewind'.

Here are my samples: 

this first one is from the Shapes Bundle.  I used a modelling paste through a stencil on the middle and smaller hexies then painted them (in order of size) Prussian Blue, Purple and Lime Green. I painted the bee and the crown resin pieces in gold then used black Antiquing cream, wiped back, to age them. The cabuchons I painted with some orange paint on the back and the leaves are a die cut I had in my stash, then flicked watered down gold over the lot. 

These tall Journals  are a real pleasure to work with. I picked some bright colours for my sample, and gave them a background that I'd learned to do in a Kate Crane class during lockdown. I used the houses and flower  pack, painted then doodled (as you get to know my work, you'll see I nearly always doodle somewhere...)

For the insides I used some dot grid paper and marked them up like diary pages, to do lists and a wish list. I also used a couple of gelli plate pulls that were sitting in my stash, and some stamped images coloured up to match.

The binding was really easy to do. I love sewing in signatures with colour threat that I usually use for stitching a quilt top (it's nice and strong)

 Here's one of the 'diary' pages with a gelli print with some stenciling over the top, and of course, some doodling.

The shows can be found on and they were at 7am and 11am.

Sunday 6 September 2020

September colours

Hello, Carol bring this colour week to an end…

the colour palette for this month has been:-

lovely autumnal colours…so, I decided to hand draw some leaves and give them some paint.

As per all my colour posts this year, by base is the folder and files for the 366 challenge and here they are:-

The folder and files are available here
To join us on the 366 challenge, take a look here

TFL xx

Friday 4 September 2020

September Colour Theme - Autumn Hues in Blue

Good morning,

Heidi here to share a small blog project using colours from our September Colour Theme challenge.

I really love these colours together and a great alternative to the usual browns and oranges.

I am an autumn girl, have my birthday this month and just love all of the falling leaves, chilly evenings and any excuse to get my jumpers out of storage.

I decided to alter a Tando tag, I love a tag, such an easy way to express your creativity and here is how I did mine:

Products Used : 

Tando - Tag

Tando - Mini Tags - Leaves and Woodland

Tando Stencils : Dot stream and Leaves

Americana Decor Paints in Legacy, New Life and Enchanted.

PaperArtsy : Double Denim paint

Distress Oxide : Chipped Sapphire and Speckled Egg

White Gesso and Glossy Accents

Chocolate Baroque : Edgy Edges Alphabet

Page from an old book

Usual suspects : Glue, Versafine inkpad and smoothies

Method :

I started off by covering my tag with the old page piece that I had left over from a workshop kit. I brayered over some of the above inks and dried each colour before applying the next.

Added the gesso via the dotty stencil and the 'Legacy' paint through the leaf one.

Paint all of the leaves and acorns using the different colours, leave to dry. Add some glossy accents to a couple of the leaves and dots with Posca pens.

Stamp up 'Autumn Hues' using the alphabet with Versafine ink. Cut out and colour edges with inkpad.

Once dry, add all of the elements to the tag.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Don't forget to catch our lovely Di on Hochanda this Monday 7th September with lots of wonderful new things and DT inspiration for you.





Wednesday 2 September 2020

'Disconbobulated' by Jan


I've also gone with the September Colour Theme this week. I find using limited colours really challenging (especially colours I don't use very much)!
As I'm typing this I realise the smaller sizes of hexies are being released on Mondays Hochanda show (don't tell Di I've given you a sneak peak...).
This is our colour palette:

I love the Hexi shape - it has so many possibilities, and I wanted a piece of wall art for a red brick wall - and then my inspiration thumbed a lift out of town and took the creative fairy with it, and I started finding the washing pile and hoovering insisting on my immediate attention... you know how it goes! So I moved some dust around, made another cup of tea and sat at my desk and stopped overthinking it and got some paint and a brayer out. Before I knew it the stencils, stamps, embossing powder and posca pens were all whirling around and making themselves useful. The sentiment really expresses how I was feeling before I started to create 👍
I hope you like the result...

Don't forget to watch the Hochanda shows on Monday for the new releases, some inspiration and some fab demos with Di.

I used:

DecoArt paint:
Tando Stencils:

I also used:
Andy Skinner Embossing Powder:
Posca pens in white and black
Various stamps and stencils from my stash

Tuesday 1 September 2020

September Colour Theme

This is September's Colour Theme:

I'm continuing with the Twinchies:


I've added some text washi tape to the Twinchie base and then used acrylic paint blended over the top.

The compass is part of the Industrial Twinchie pack and I simply painted it with acrylic paint.

I finished off with some randomly positioned Aged Copper Embossing Enamel and a word sticker.