Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gosh....I've made a card, and guess what...

...I've used some Tando that's a surprise LOL.

This is an oval chippie and I've done a bit of stamping too.  I love stamping and have so many of them but no time to craft just lately.  Quite a simple layout, less elaborate than I normally make cards but I'm pleased I managed to keep it simple.

Anyhoo, here it is.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Mini Canvas

One of the few things I made at the retreat back in May.

It's a little canvas and I used some of the Tando town pieces of chippie.  The background has had a bit of texture paste treatment with some TH stamps and then painted with acrylic.  The houses and other bits have all been painted with acrylic and stamped, finishing off with a bit of ric rac.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More storage

This is some more storage that I have designed and built for Tando Creative Ltd. 

The first is the rotating ink pad storage unit.  It holds 36 ink pads and is fitted with a lazy susan bearing on the bottom.  They are fabulous bearings, I have bought a few of them and have lots more storage ideas to create with them.

This unit is constructed from MDF and the shelves are cut for 2250 micron greyboard.  The shelves just slot in and there is a handy extra bit of shelf each end to put any blending pads etc that go with the inks.

The second unit is another revolving one made entirely from MDF.  It has 4 compartments on each tier and there are options for a 1, 2 or 3 tier version.  It's great for storing allsorts of items and I even managed to fit a few red sizzix dies on it!

The retail site is actually open now over at Tando Creative although it is a bit sparse on there at the moment......more hours in a day please LOL!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Heart Wreath

One of the projects that I did for my stint as a Fiskarette design team member recently.  This is a Tando Creative heart wreath and I used my favourite manufacturers paper.....Basic Grey.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Housey housey......

Another one to pop on that has been seen everywhere except here LOL. 

I was again flattered to be asked to do a class for the UKS cybercrop back in April.  It was a Monopoly theme so I decided to adapt one of the Tando 3D houses to make a mini book.  This has since gone on to be featured on a variety of sites and forums so I am indeed very flattered by that.

There is a link to full instructions on my Make Me blog HERE.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Catching up on some old creations.....

As my blogging has been so eratic for.....well.....always, I've not always blogged what I've made so I'm going to gradually see what's missing and add it on here.  Mainly so I can look back at it in one place but, you never know, someone else might be interested.

Anyhoo, here is a frame I made for a very dear friend of mine, Gez, for her birthday.  I'm not really a cardmaker to be honest and these little frames (Tando, of course) are an ideal alternative to a card.

The frame has been coated in texture paste and stamped into and then painted with black acrylic and precious metal silver paint.  The quote is computer printed and I added some decorated Tando cooking chippie pieces.