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Friday, 23 June 2017

You saw it on Hochanda?

Hello, Carol with you today sharing my Hochanda makes with you…

I was sent the new frames to work with:-

which can be found here on the retail site.  The show kit also had mini sets of flowers, leaves and butterflies.

Its strange how the mind works isn't it - I was sent the frames intact - so there was a base plate, a smaller sized frame with inner and a larger frame with inner - Di designed the frames so that the smaller inner section sat under the thicker frame allowing a build up of the minis inside… my mind, however, reversed it and I came up with:-

I was still able to mount up the minis along the frame - I think that this is my favourite.

My window frame…. 

for this one I threaded a piece of wire thro' the frames and then threaded on beads before adding my butterfly.

The only one I did as it was intended… lol

and this was an inner from the square set… these frame kits have so many different elements you'll be making pieces for ages.

Thank you for looking… don't forget to pop back over the weekend to see some more Hochanda makes from the DT,

Carol xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

As seeon on HOCHANDA TV

Hi, Karen here with a few of the makes that I made that were shown on the TV :-D  Firstly are the fabulous BIRDS and what fun they are!!!

You really can't go wrong with these as anything goes!!!  You can go bright and funky like I have or go understated and elegant.  I couldn't resist adding a few feathers (though I am still finding bits of them everywhere haha)  Here they are in more close-ups...

I am still thinking of names for them!!!! 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

As seen on Hochanda TV

I am delighted to be sharing a project with you today as seen on the craft television channel Hochanda (SKY663, FREEVIEW 85, & FREESAT 817) Tando's shows can also be watched live or on 'catch up' on a computer just Google Hochanda !

One of the first creations I made for telly was a [Faery Door] It was such a thrill to see the door on tv!

A gorgeous faery door laser cut from a combination of MDF and greyboard.

The base piece and main door frame are cut from MDF making a sturdy base which will take lots of different mediums without any buckling. The stones, door panelling, knocker, leaves and mushroom are made of greyboard and again will take all wet mediums as well as heat!

The overall size is approx. 170mm wide x 165mm tall.

I painted the Faery Door using various DecoArt paints from their Media Line available [HERE] and also added a little sparkle using glitter from [Stampendous]

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Don't forget to call back tomorrow to see more beautiful creations as seen on tv!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

As seen on Hochanda

I'm following on from Di with the Hochanda samples. I made 2 cards:

I painted the {Whimsical Bird 1} with acrylic paints and added lots of doodles. I used painted text pages and drew around the clouds from the old garden stencil then cut them out and used a computer generated greeting.

Again I used acrylic paints in layers with lots of blending for the {Whimsical Bird 2} and added paint dots and lots of doodles.
I cut a circle from scrap paper and used spray inks through the centre and added splats and a computer generated greeting.

Keep coming back this week to see how the other samples were made.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 19 June 2017

As seen on Hochanda TV

Well I disappeared off for the day to Hochanda back on May 24th.

It's always lovely to go over there, the staff and crew are really friendly and do their utmost to make you feel welcome and help you out.

We were still in the old studio which was tiny (you'll be glad to know they have moved in to an amazing huge studio now).  I didn't have a great deal of table space but we managed to get a fair bit on there.

I have to say though, I sent out some of the new pieces to my super duper design team and, boy oh boy, did they come back with some fabulous stuff.  So good in fact, that we are dedicating all this week to each individual designer and their makes

I had 4 product lines on the show, one was some mini stencils and Tando minis packs that aren't photographed here.  They proved to be really popular on the show which was great.

We also had some new frames along with some of our existing Tando Minis to compliment them.  I loved decorating these, they really are quite quick to do.  There are 5 designs as you can see below and there were enough minis in the kit to decorate all of them.

Another big hit were the Whimsical Birds, there are 2 sets to choose from.  Front facing and Side facing birds, each in 3 designs and 2 sizes.  They came with some tags and media boards that were ideal for displaying them and creating really fun works of art.

We brought out these Cubbeys a while ago but I put together a set of seaside embellishments to got with them.  Some of the designs in the set are by Michelle Webb, they are fabulous.  The pack consisted of 6 Cubbeys, the Seaside embellishments and some acrylic for the Cubbeys.

Do pop by each day this week to see some of the amazing makes by the design team :)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Anything Goes with Lisa

Hi folks and welcome. Lisa here with today's post for Tando Creative and I have been playing with some of the newer products. 

The team is going to be doing a week of Tando samples show on recent Hochanda shows, but I thought I'd give you a sneeky peek at one of my samples for a show a few weeks ago.

I used the new shadow frames, and here is one of my creations...

I have chosen the diamond shape to blog in this post. 
First, I gave all the layers a coat of DecoArt white gesso. On the middle layer I added DecoArt crackle paste and DecoArt texture sand paste. Then using the Tando hearts background stencil, I applied DecoArt white modelling paste. I then painted the whole layer of the frame with DecoArt Media Acrylic paint in Cobalt Teal Hue.

I then used the Fragile stamp from Andy Skinner's Handle With Care stamp set.

On the top layer of the frame, I went round the outer edge with the texture sand paste

Then used the same stencil with the modelling paste down one of the sides. 

I then adhered all the layers together and added some teal ribbon through the hanging hole in the top of the frame. 

All the products I have used are available on the Tando Website. 

Thanks for popping by,
hope to see you again soon.
Lisa xxx
If you would like to pop over to my blog for a toot you can go direct by the link here.

Shadow Frames   Hearts Background Mask   Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal   Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Gesso   Media: White GessoHANDLE WITH CARE rubber stamp set

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Anything Goes Week by Nikki.

Hi all,

Nikki here with a simple and pretty tag, made from Di's lovely new material, it's a plastic tag that takes paint really well, and has a rough and a smooth side, so you can choose which to paint.  It's slightly opaque, but if held to the light can be seen through.  They make really good alternative tags.

I painted the tag first with a thin coat of blue, this left streaks which I liked the effect of on the reverse side.  I then added a layer of DecoArt Americana Glitter paint in crystal, which made the whole tag shimmer.

I stencilled Wish, Hope and Be Happy in Lace chalk paint, and also edged the tag in the same with a piece of sponge.

I love the effect this had of an icy looking tag.

Think I was trying to cool down in this beautiful weather!

Happy Crafting,


Products Used:
Tando Plastic Tags.
DecoArt Stencil, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, Americana Glitter paint, DecoArt Chalk Paint - Lace 2oz.