Wednesday 28 August 2013

Week 4 August Challenge

This week is the last week of our


themed challenge for this month 

and joining us this week is:- Katherine with this pretty card:-

pop on over to Katherines blog for details how she created this bright piece.

To take part in the challenge is easy - create a piece based on the monthly theme - add a link to your post, not just your blog, below using inlinz - you don't have to use any Tando products but if you do you'll be entered into the draw twice to win a selection of tando goodies - the only real rule is that no more than 5 challenges to be entered, one of which being Tando.

The challenge for this month ends at midnight on the 31st August - the August winner will be announced next Tuesday with a new challenge going live next Wednesday.

Wednesday 21 August 2013


Hello and welcome to the Tando Creative Challenge blog - this is a monthly challenge and at the end of the month there is a selection of goodies, of your choice, up for grabs...

Each Wednesday we have a new member of the DT or one of our GDT to showcase their take on the theme and this week we have our DT Member Dana sharing this layout with you all:-

pop on over to Danas blog for more details.

To take part is easy - just create a piece based on our theme and link back to us using the inlinz below - you don't have to use any Tando products, but, if you do you'll be entered into the draw twice to win! the only rule is no more than 5 challenges using the same piece, one of which being tando...

Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Wednesday 14 August 2013


is our challenge here at Tando Creative Challenge blog for August...

today we have our Guest DT for the month joining us - Carol Fox -

Carol has created this stunning piece:- here is what Carol has to say:-

Hello, Carol here with a project for this months theme of “Turn up the heat” I decided to use the Cuckoo clock with an old barometer that I found in my draw. I themed the two sides of the clock face to the themes of hot and cold to fit in with the temperatures on the rim of the barometer face.

This is what I did.

·      I laid the top part of the clock over the back and drew inside the cut out parts that would be exposed once this was in place. I also drew inside the small door shape at the top.
·      Lay the barometer face onto the front bit with the recesses in it and draw round it, I then cut this out. Use this as a template to mark and cut out the corresponding area on the back piece.
·      Attach the separate roof part to the top part of the kit. Paint this with blue paint, also paint the small door area you marked on the large backing piece of the kit.
·      Using the cog mask and Grunge paste I added texture to the roof part and the part of the back that would be exposed by the door recess at the top of the clock.
·      I stuck patterned paper to the marked spaces on the clock back, and stamped and embossed butterflies and snowflakes as shown.
·      I now used Fresco crackle medium and Honeydew paint to create an aged appearance to the previously painted and grunged pieces of chipboard.
·      Once this was dry I used Treasure gold to highlight the texture and to just generally add a bit more of an aged look to the clock face.

·      I used the mask and grunge paste to add texture to my snowflakes. When this was dry I painted them blue, I wanted to add cream to them but as there was so much texture I decided not to crackle the paint, I just put a small spot of paint onto my craft mat, picked it up with a piece of cut and dry foam and applied it by gently dabbing it onto the blue snowflake, this just toned the blue down a little bit.  I finished them with treasure gold before gluing in place. 

I    I painted the butterflies in a similar way but used pink and blue paint for the base colour before adding the cream. I added extra wings to the butterflies by cutting the wings of one of each shape and adding these to the corresponding shapes once they were glued into position on the clock face.
·      I now glued my barometer into position in the recess I had previously cut.

I used

Cuckoo Clock
Butterfly Grab Bag
Pack of 5 Snowflakes
Mask: Cogs group

Thank you for your visit today,  Carol x

Wednesday 7 August 2013


Hello and welcome to the challenge blog of Tando Creative,

This is a monthly themed challenge with a new post and inspiration provided by the DT on the monthly theme every Wednesday.

This month the theme is:-

(think oranges, reds, yellows, beaches, cooking?? lol)

Just like we've all been doing just lately.....

Karen is kicking us off this month with this gorgeous piece:-

pop on over to Karen's blog for details.

To take part is easy - just make a piece based on our theme, you don't have to use any Tando products but if you do you'll be entered into the draw to win a selection of Tando goodies - your choice from the tab above.  Please link your project not just your blog using inlinz below and no more than 5 challenges, one of which is Tando please.

Looking forward to seeing your creations...

Don't forget there is some more heat next Wednesday........

Thursday 1 August 2013


July's challenge was definately challenging and a BIG THANK YOU to all of you that took part.  We had some great pieces submitted and some thinking really outside the box which is FABULOUS!

July's winner is:-

with her lovely box.

Congratulations Georgina, please email Di with your selection of goodies.

A new challenge will be posted up next Wednesday.