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Friday, 27 April 2012

Good morning everyone!
I have a few very busy days ahead of me, so I may not be able to post for a little while after today.
I thought that I would just put my latest card design on my blog for you to see.
This week my class ladies were given a project I designed of a wedding/anniversary card. The results were stunning!
We used mainly white card, with just a flash of colour here and there by addling the odd gem or liquid pearls to embellish.
After the project was complete, I wondered how the design would look made from my favourite Kanban Kandi Core cardstock, so I had a play and came up with the card below. I hope that you like it!

The products I used were:
Ivory base card
Kanban Gold Mirri Card
Kanban Kandi Core Taupe- Scroll (CRD1820)
Kanban Bling

The handmade flowers were created with Spellbinders Dies
and the background layer was a Marianne Designables Embossing Folder

(all products available from Karacter Krafts Ltd)

Here is a close up of the handmade flowers.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Here are images of my 2nd project for the Kanban Design team. It is a complete contrast to to the soft and pastel colours of the first project. I hope you like it!!

This image shows the open view of my card. I have used acetate at the bottom of the card 
with a delicate punched border added for effect and stability.

Products used are: 

Kanban ivory cardstock
Backing card CRD1698
Palazzo Frames Black & Beige PCT2199
Simply Fabulous-Burlesque Blush paper Craft Toppers PCT2195
Simply Fabulous Sentiments PCT2196
Kanban Bling

This image shows the card in a 'closed' position, so that you can see
the inner of the card showing through the acetate.
Hello everyone!
I haven't uploaded for a couple of days as I have had a bit of a hectic week one way or another. The coming week is looking like it may be more of the same, so today has been a welcome day off.
Here are some pictures of a little card I have just made using Kanban products.

For this card I used the following products:
Kanban Die-cut card
Silver Mirri card
Backing Card CRD1517
Victoria Blossom Paper Craft Flowers PCT1607 
(these were hand cut with scissors and coiled)
Victoriana Lace Butterflies PCT1891

Here is a side view which shows a little more clearly the 'swing' top I created

Sunday, 15 April 2012

I hope everyone has had a good weekend!
I managed to get all of my important jobs done by the end of the day, so decided to get on with my latest Kanban Design Team Project. 
I had a box of after dinner mints, which looked a little boring as a gift, so decided to give it a face lift!
Here it is below:

For this project I used the following Kanban products:
Gold Mirror card
Mocha- Calligraphy (CRD1853)
Ornate Flourish - Mil Chocolate Large Torn Edge Toppers (PCT2338)
Baroque Cameos (PCT1926)

Here is the box with the lid removed.

.......a little more of a side angle 

here I have untied the ribbon on the top of the box
to show that there is an easel card attached, making this
a gift and a card all in one!

A closer look at the easel card

one final view.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Ok......I know I will be in trouble for sneaking away from doing my accounts, but I just had to cheer myself up by making a card.
Here is some photos of what I have been up to.

To make this card I used:
Kanban Meadow Rose - Cream Toppers (PCT2347)
Kanban Bling
Distress Inks
Embellishments from my stash

I have added this picture to show how I used the rose die cuts which were flat
and spiral cut them with scissors to make them into 3D roses

Here the card is in standing position, which shows the sentiment through 
the aperture I cut with spellbinders dies.

Finally, the side view.

Good day everyone!
I am having a day of doing my dreaded accounts today (groan) although I am hoping for a little time in my workshop in between times!
Hopefully I will have some more images to upload later.

It is looking like a quiet weekend as my husband and 2nd son are working today and my daughter has gone to stay with friends until Tuesday. So it looks like its just me and my youngest son for the next few hours at least.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

This card has been stamped  using a Kanban Jasper stamp and then coloured with Promarkers.
The dress was stamped 3 times, then cut out and decoupaged in layers to give a fuller effect.
I made the background for the image with white cardstock which has been distressed with inks 
and randomly stamped with a flourish swirl.

A close up of the dress which was properly laced on the bodice!

Good morning everyone!
I thought I would introduce you to my 18yr old daughter Leanne.
I am hoping that Leanne will be working alongside me in my business shortly
as she will soon have completed her exams.
As it is Easter holidays, I am also hoping that Leanne gets moving and helps me out today as I have so much to do!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

It has been back to work after the Easter break today and straight back into double class day!
It was great to see my ladies back on form and producing some wonderful projects.

No uploads so far today for me as I have been too busy at my shop, but I am now ready to get creative in my workroom once again. Tonight the Fimo is out again!

I hope to have some more card samples to upload tomorrow.

Monday, 9 April 2012

This project has been made using Kanban products:

White card stock
Butterfly Clear Stamp 03
Kanban Lilac pearlescent card stock
Fancy Floral Background Card CRD1789
Clear Acetate

 There is a bit of an optical illusion
going on here (purposely) 
as the image has been overlaid with acetate 
which has been offset to give a 3D effect.

 I have taken this one from a different angle 
so you can see the over-lay more clearly
It is difficult to get a true effect on camera.
 Made from the following Kanban items:

ivory cardstock
Burlesque Lace CRD1699
Chic Claret Paper Craft Toppers PCT2191

It is a little difficult to see, but he card is a concertina style
box card which has decorative panels on the inside
as well as the outside.  

I am just loving the Kanban Kandi Core cardstock.
These items were actually a class project I set for my adult workshops.
I used Kandi Core Cardstock no. CRD1852 (Heritage)

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Here is a tower of boxes that I made with the wonderful Kandi Core cardstock from Kanban.
The product number of this card is CRD1844

I Design for Kanban


Hi everyone.......well I wasn't off to the best of starts this year when it came to updating my blog daily!
I am afraid it has been a little neglected, although hopefully with the help of my daughter Leanne, things will be about to change!

Now for the good news..........
I am honoured to have been chosen as part of Kanban Crafts first UK design team.
Please few my album and those of my fellow DT members on their facebook page at:!/media/albums/?id=161809743856658