Saturday, 2 July 2011

Tando creative week, oh yeah!

Hello there all, This week at the Craft Barn we've been having a play with Tando products and a fun old time we've been having too, if you have a moment you may like to pop over and check it out, there are some really fantastic creations.
My first offering is a card.

I know I know it's a Christmas card, sorree but they have to be made and when I saw this beautifully laser cut branch I just had to have it:0)

Then I found some Tando ring binders  I had so much fun making this. Big Smiles, I would like to have somewhere for the photos of my family's Christmas this year. For many years now I take the photos and then they sit in the camera, doing nothing. This year I'll be storing the best in this folder. It had to be clean and simple though :0)
I painted the folder with Viva paints they're rather yummy and I nearly left it just like that, tempting but then I got out my velveteen paper. I used a Crafty Individuals stamp the three wise men  I inked it up with Versmark ink and then taking a medium heat iron I ironed on the back of the paper over the stamp( this melts the velveteen off the front of the paper, a bit like Devore fabric) and ended up with the design imprinted on the front which I stuck onto my album, job done. Now all I have to do after Christmas is spend a little crafty time on the inside pages. I hope you like:0)

Card ingredients
Tando creative
Red Oxide gold leaf 
Crystal gems, coloured with copics, yeah any colour you like:0)

Ring Binder ingredients
Tando Ring Binder
Crafty Individuals stamp CI 270
Velveteen paper
Inca gold, Lava green paint
Inca gold Lava red paint


Debgem said...

A super Christmas card - I do like the finish on these baubles! And the photo album is luxurious and elegant, I like the relief printing!

craftattack said...

A beautiful card, but you are frightening me talking of Christmas!

Junie said...

OH MY WORD Gay !!! I absolutely love your card !!! Doesn't it just make you want TO GRAB CHRISTMAS BY THE BAUBLES !!!!!!
Your album is just amazing and what a brill idea !!! HUGS MY FRIEND

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous projects Gay,love them

Spardha said...

wow!.. super fab projects! :D

Jenny said...

Love your christmas card Gay, i like the CAS style. the Album is a shop bought one :)
Jenny x

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

Ah ! Christmas ! i miss X-mas. wonderful card!!! i love the photo album!classical and beautiful !

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, big hugs ♥ Pops x x x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

beautiful work as always...I love the Xmas card in lilac and what an album...fabulous!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hmm, very intriguing! Love the card!

Hugs, Sandra

lisa said...

As always, I'm playing catch up, Gay but i've really enjoyed looking back through your projects. Your grunge fish is amazing. I love the background you've created with the beads.
The Calendulas are beautiful, one of my favourites and then here we are at Christmas!! Love your card and the binder you've made is really festive but very classy with the velvet papers.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
hugs Lisax

Dolly Daydreams said...

Seems to be a lot of Christmas themes out there at the moment, I like Valerie am getting a bit scared !!! Both your card and album are fab , clever idea with the iron and all and such a beautiful result. Hope you have a great weekend.


Shirley said...

OMGosh! MAC, you have really created two beautiful projects! The card is so lovely and I really like the leaf that you used on the ornaments!! The binder is beautiful and mark my word, you will keep it forever!

Tracey said...

Both the card and the book are simple and elebgant and sooo lush - beautiful work honey, take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous christmas creations. Hugs x ChrisB

Gibmiss said...

hI gAY

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous cards Gay! Especially that branch with the amazing shiny decorations! Vx


Fab. projects Gay - the shimmery baubles are beautiful, and I love the elegant "burnt out" effect. Great work!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

kingstonmama said...

I love that branch and those shimmery ornaments. Just fabulous!

The Crafty Elf said...

You had me at "Christmas" .... I do love a good Christmas card any you've made two! I have to agree with that lazer cut branch - awesome! Super cards Gay as usual!