Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tando Tag week

This week over on the Tando Creative blog the theme is tags.

Tags are great to try out new paint colours and techniques and then can be used!! bonus lol

Here is my tag for this week:-

Tando do a great range of tags, but, unfortunately I don't have any, so my base is a Ranger tag which I added texture paste thro' a stencil….once dry some text paper was also added.  Using DecoArt media line acrylic paints I added colour to the background.  Some further stencilling and doodling finished off the base.  An Owl and a flower, both minis, were then painted and doodled and added to the tag along with a stamped sentiment.

Pop on over to the Tando blog this week and see what other tags have been created.  There is also an announcement concerning a new DT member,

TFL xx

Monday, January 2, 2017

Tando Monthly colour theme

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a great 2017.

Over on the Tando Creative blog the first week of each month is a colour theme….last year I decided to use the theme to make an ATC a month and at the end of 2016 I had a wonderful collection of ATC's.  I already have a fantastic collection of ATC's spanning many years, when I first started crafting I belonged to loads of forums and each one had a different swap running each month, inches, twinchies, atc's, postcards, tags you name it there were swaps and I still have each and everyone of them.  Over the years other mediums have taken over, but, last year I enjoyed the ATC's so much that I have decided to do them again!

So, here is our colour theme for January 2017:-

and here is my atc:-

The tando chipboard atc base was painted with black paint (all the paint used this month is the paperartsy fresco range), I then added merlin, concrete and ……. using the same colours I added some stencilling thro a piece of sequin waste and painted some circles using lid tops, text stamping was then added…. the butterfly, from the grab bag, was painted using the same colours.  Doodling around the edges and a bit of distress stickles, rock candy, was added to the butterfly and there you have no 1/2017.

Pop on over to the Tando blog during the week to see what my dt team mates have come up with.

TFL xx


Hi again, I know two posts in one day!! lol

I also have a project up on the Papermaze DT blog today, pop along and take a look….

TFL xx

Monday, December 5, 2016

December 2016

Hi, can you believe that its December already? only a couple of weeks to go until the big day and a reflection on 2016… I can't believe thats its been nearly 12 months since I decided that each month I would make an ATC based on the Tando Creative monthly colour palettes and now I have 12, different, but, similar ATC's… I always thought I didn't have my own style, but, its become apparent that I do…

So, Tando's December colours are:-

and here is my last ATC for 2016:-

The base had DecoArt fluid acrylics added and once dry was over stamped using a grey ink and a Merry Christmas text stamp.  Three christmas ornaments were painted and some glitter glue added along with some bling…some text finished off the piece.

…..and here are my 12 ATC's of 2016:-

So, there they are my 12 ATC's of 2016…. check out the Tando Creative blog this week for some more colour based projects.

TFL xx

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tando Stencil week….

Hello and welcome to my blog, Kraftypieces, a platform to share with you my creations, as they may be!  
Today its my turn to share my "recipe" over on the Tando blog.

The "recipe" is:-

Here is my Christmas card:-

My white 6 x 6 inch card base was masked off around the edges and then using a pale blue distress ink the edges where inked blending into the middle.  I then used the Tando Creative Snowflake mask and the same distress ink.  Andy Skinners stamp set, toxic, was then stamped over the base using the same ink.  The masking notes were then removed.  Three snowflakes from the grab bag were painted white and then a layer of distress stickles added.  A further piece of inked card was stamped with my second stamp, an old Happy Christmas stamp, matted onto black cardstock and adhered.

One card down daren't count how many more to make lol

Pop on over to the Tando Creative blog where all week recipes have been used to create some stunning pieces.

TFL xx

Monday, October 31, 2016

November colour week

Hi, Novembers colour is up on the Tando Creative blog today..

aren't they lovely colours - I do like turquoise and orange…

So, here is ATC no 11:-

can you believe no 11 already?  The base is a Tando chipboard atc with decoArt fluid acrylics added…various doodling and stencilling was added over the top.  Three mini flowers and a flower with stem from the grab bag were painted black and then coated with glossy accents before being added to the base.

All items available from the Tando website.

TFL xx

Thursday, October 27, 2016


October conjours up, hallowe'en, ghosts, bats, spiders, pumpkins, orange, purple, black, cold…winter… so this weeks theme of Spooky over on the Tando blog is more than apt…

Here is my spooky piece:-

The base is a large chipboard mixed media board which was painted using the decoart fluid acrylic paints.  I then used the "cobweb" mask and black paint once dry a touch of distress stickles was added… the bat was painted and coated with glossy accents.  The skull was painted and then overstepped with a crackle stamp and black ink…a coating of distress stickles were then added. 

All items are available from the Tando creative website.

TFL xx