Monday 30 August 2010

Hearts and Kisses and BasicGrey Challenges news !

Wow, it's Bank Holiday Monday and the sun is shining ! So, what are you up to today ? I'm not sure what we are doing today, play it by ear I think ! It's just nice to relax before the rush to school starts again on Wednesday.

Before I tell you about hearts and kisses, I have just copied this from the BasicGrey Challenges Blog......... it's sooo exciting !!!

"Just a quick post to let you all know that me and the team have been busy working away behind the scenes and that have some fab things in store for BG Challenges :), An upcoming Blog Hop and a brand new look among other things :), we also think its about time we added some new Design Team Members to our BG Challenges Family, don't you? :), which is the main reason for this post, it is just to give you a little heads up that the DT Call for our new family members will be posted along with the new challenge this Saturday on the 4th of September :), hope to see you there :)


The BasicGrey Challenges Team"

Something a bit different from me today (apart from the fact that this is my second post in as many days !).

I was introducted to Tando Creative a little while ago when my lovely blogging buddy Leann made a beautiful basket. Tando Creative make cut chipboard whether it be shapes you can decorate or more alterable items such as baskets, wallhangings, even sets of shelves you can store your inks and other crafty bits on !

Anyway, I saw this wallhanging in Angel Crafts online store and I saw the one they had decorated in their gallery and just fell in love with it.

Having never really made anything like this before I took inspiration from the one they made although added some of my own personal touchs to it. I loved the DP's they used so bought those along with the heart wreath.

The DP's are Crate Paper - Pink Plum.

I painted the main heart with white crackle paint and then inked the edges with tattered rose distress ink.

The hearts and crosses were covered with pieces of the Crate Paper and I inked the edges with some walnut stain distress ink.

The hearts and crosses were then glued to the main heart and I added some pearl glimmer mist, pearls, ribbons and roses (which are Prima) and a white ribbon to the top.

Now I've seen how easy these are to decorate I'm keen to try something else and use my own imagination for the papers and embellies !!! hehehe !!

Anyway, I hope you like it and have a go at altering something that Tando Creative make. They are really cheap to and ideal for gifts. You could even use your scraps to decorate them with.

Right, must zoom. The girls are shouting me to play a board game with them !

Have a fantastic Bank Holiday Monday and enjoy the sunshine !

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you leave, it was lovely to see you today !

Love 'n' hugs,


  1. This is amazing and adorable, Jo!...I'll watch out for Saturday!
    xxx Margreet

  2. this is gorgeous Jo, really different and you've made such a lovely job of it too
    Anne x

  3. WOW Jo this is so pretty I love the colours you have used its gorgeous. Joey.x

  4. Oh Jo, this is gorgeous!
    Have to confess, I have this wreath - it's been sat on my desk half painted for about 6, I don't clear my desk very often... ;D
    Hugs x


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