Monday, 22 August 2016

Watch the Birdie!

Hellooo and welcome!

Today I have a decorated mirror for you, one of those 12inch square ones from Ikea.  Where would we be without that place haha!  I have used the pretty little owls from the Tando MINI RANGE to embellish my project this week.  mmm...mirrors are notoriously tricky to photograph and I really should have smiled or poked my tongue out at least haha!
I cut a 'hill' shape from some copy paper and used both sections as a mask for the blue and green areas.  The background was daubed with paint and then stencilled over in white using the SEQUIN WASTE stencil(sorry you can't really see it in this pic)  There are also areas where I stamped some script.  I also used some Tando BUNTING to sit the owls on.  This was daubed with a mix of colours to match the flowers which were stamped and paper pieced.
The little owls were painted with acrylics to match! A bit fiddly but worth the effort.  Posca pens come in handy for these!
Thank you for taking a look today.  Take care out there, HUGS XXX

Monday, 15 August 2016

More Alpha's!

Helloooooo :-D

Those who follow The Craft Barn blog will see that I am doing their Alpha Challenge so I have more to show you.  I prefer to show you in batches haha!

K - KNIT.  I did a bit of knitting!  The handles are cocktail sticks with wooden beads on the ends.

W - WHEEL and yes, I did demolish a toy car for this ;-P
N - NIB ...
The Printers Tray I am working in is half full now and starting to look quite nice.  I should have taken a picture when I finished the 'N' but forgot. 
Thank you for popping by, Take care xxx

Monday, 8 August 2016

Miniature Book

Hello, its recipe time over at Tando and this month its...
I have made a little 2inch square book for my project...
The inside of the book has been made out of an 8x8inch piece of white card using the 'maze' method. The pink covers have been stamped with Stampendous' Mish Mash Stamps.  I stamped a face onto some cream card and overlaid the smallest scalloped frame, which was painted lilac. 
I used some hessian for the spine and threaded on the 3 buttons for decoration.
Thank you for coming to take a look, Take care xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016


Hello there!  I just love the mix in this months Tando Colour Theme, they are really sunny and pretty!  I decided to make something bright and sunny for you with them adding a quote that made me smile :-D  Ladies here in the U.K. will see why I tittered hahaha

I used a 7x5inch canvas as my base and covered it with pieces of old dictionary pages before painting it lightly in the yellow shade.  I love these wings from the WINGS SET and used the other colours from the palette on them.  The heart is from the HEARTS GRAB BAG and I chose to paint it green adding a teensy heart from the MINI RANGE.  I painted up some card to stamp my letters on and added a wire hanger.  Oh and the colours , nearly forgot to show you...

Here is the pack of really pretty wings...

Thank you for popping by, do come again, HUGS xxx

Monday, 25 July 2016


Hellooooo!  If you love butterflies then this week at Tando Creative is just for you!  We are celebrating them all this week!  I have chosen to decorate and teensy 2x2inch wooden box that I found in my stash.
I lightly painted it with *DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue* so that the wood grain still showed through.  Then I took the lovely new *Mini Mask Leaves * and stencilled white acrylic through it on the sides of the box.  While that was drying I painted the little *butterflies* from the mini range first in white, then dry brushed with the teal.  I added some wire and beads as shown.
I then painted a piece of burlap white (although it still looks cream in the photo) and glued it underneath the butterflies on the top of the box.  The inside has been painted and some pretty co-ordinating paper added.

Many thank you's for popping by, many HUGS xxx

Friday, 22 July 2016

Blog Hop!

Hellooooo lovely bloggers and welcome to this blog hop! :D  Hopefully you have just come from Kristine.

We are delighted to be joining the fabulous STAMPENDOUS in a blog hop today.  To find UK stockists of their products take a look at Woodware here and for Europe take a look at  Pink Your Life.  If you follow the trail and leave a comment there are prizes!  You do need to leave a comment on every post in the hop and look what Tando is offering to one lucky winner...

I  have decorated a fabulous Tando *long tag* with some of the gorgeous Frantage elements that Stampendous do.  The tag is a good size at 190mmx70mm and is strong enough to take the mediums you might like to use.

I have used the Frantage Encrusted Jewel Set in Teal to decorate my tag.  The camera just doesn't do the sparkle justice sadly.  The tag was first covered with old dictionary paper then painted  with a light coat of Quinacridone Magenta.  Then overstamped with the Mish Mesh stamps.  The butterflies were painted with Cobalt Teal before being over stamped.

I hope you enjoy this lovely blog hop.  If you get lost just head back to the Tando Blog to find the list of entries.  The next blog to visit is the lovely Kaz. 

Don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance of a prize!

Enjoy!!!!! xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Look what Tando is up to next week :-D  Make yourselves a cuppa and spend a little time browing as there are PRIZES to be won!!!!!

Hope to see you there, HUGS xxx