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Sunday, 20 May 2012

I just thought that I would quickly pop on here in between jobs and list one of my new Kanban DT entries.
It is a bit of an illusion card (I do of few of these) and I hope that you like it.

Items used to make this card were as follows:

Kanban Shaped Card
Pearl Card
Periwinkle – Lilac (CRD 1910)
Victoriana Embellishments (PCT 1912)
Clear Acetate

A side-ways view

A closer look at the detail.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Here is a photo of one of the samples that I made for the Kanban 4 Day Deal last week.
I used a photograph of a normal teapot and blew up the image into a larger size and then traced round the outline before altering the shape of the spout , lid and handle by hand to make it individual. This way, I was able to create my own unique template.

The card-stock and flag embellishment was taken from the Kanban 4 Day Deal Kit
 I also used elements from the stackables and the butterfly kits that were also 
available on Create & Craft.

The flowers were made using the Kanban textured card kit and were cut using Spellbinders dies
which were then rolled with the aid of a quilling tool and  the petals shaped 
a little by hand. 

Here is a closer view of the embellishments.
Hello everyone. It's nice to see some sunshine in South Yorkshire again today!
I need to find time to upload quite a few pictures over the next few days if I can. Just to start off, here is a card made for my Kanban Design Team album.
It is a 'floating frame card' which I actually demonstrated on one of the Create & Craft shows, although it was a much smaller version on there.
I will put together a tutorial at some point for those that missed it.

The Kanban items used for this card are:

Calligraphy Rose – Pink CRD1453
Fashion Floral frames – Pink & Cream PCT2297
Embellishments from Delightful Decoupage PCT2302
Silver Mirri Card
Pale Pink Pearlescent Card

This photo shows a side view, so that you can see
 the frame 'floating' in front of the card itself.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Hello everyone....hopefully I will have some new cards to post later!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Good morning everyone!
I am sorry that it has taken me a few days to find time to update my blog, but my feet have hardly touched the ground over the last week or so!
And what a week it has been!!!
I made my debut on Ideal World's Create & Craft Channel last Wednesday, when I partnered the lovely Dawn Wheeler throughout the day, promoting the fabulous Kanban Cool Brittania range.
I was the one doing the demos as Dawn talked about the products, which proved to be a VERY big hit with viewers.
On Thursday morning, I again partnered Dawn, before she took sail on the Create & Craft Cruise!
More slots followed on Thursday and I was allowed to go solo, which was great fun with both Nigel later that afternoon and Leonie in the evening.
I was delighted to hear that the 4 day deal sold out during my final show.The add on kit, the butterflies, the specialty card pack plus lots more had also sold out beforehand. So all in all, a fantastic time.

I would also like to thank so many people, whom I have never heard from before, who sent me e-mails and messages of support and comments about how much they had enjoyed my demos etc.
It does appear that so many people would love to see instructions put on my blog after seeing the show, so I am hoping to find the time to do this very soon, plus upload photos of some of the samples that I made too.

I am not sure when I will next be back on Create & Craft, but hopefully it won't be too long, as I can't wait to repeat the experience. I was made to feel so very welcome by all of the staff, producers, directors and presenters alike.
Thank you Kanban for giving me the opportunity :)