Thursday, February 19, 2015

Peacocks and Feathers

I have just been and updated the Kanban blog with my domed card and box featured below and I've copied the details onto here

This is another brilliant kit from Kanban which allows you to make absolutely loads of cards very quickly and you can embellish them as much or as little as you like.

"Hi all, The design team all loved the kit when we got our sticky little mitts on it ;)

I thought I would show you my favourite sample card and box which I made using the kit. Now I must admit that I don't make many card boxes because my measuring is pants and I usually end up making the lid too big for the box but not this must have known that it was for a special card :)

For the card and the box I used A3 sheets of white pearlescent card, a 7" x 7" greeting card, assorted elements from the Peacocks & Feathers A4 pad, item #50489. I used a couple of assorted dies and a few Pastel Bling and a sheet of tissue paper to line the box. I'm going to make another one so if anyone wants me to do a quick tutorial then please let me know.

If you love Kanban produts as much as we do then please apply to join the OFFICIAL group on Facebook, FOR THE LOVE OF KANBAN and keep up to date with new kits and show times etc You can also join us on Pinterest and maybe find a little bit of ispiration, I hope so!

Thanks for dropping by and I will see you on the third Thursday in March!"
Take care, 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Peacocks and Feathers

I can't believe that it is so long since my last blog post, so much has happened and I've been so busy I don't know where the weeks have gone! More about that later.

The Kanban design team were lucky enough to receive the latest kit for the shows on Create and Craft this weekend. We had a very tight turn around but as always the team came up trumps and managed enough between us to give Sue and Keith a good display :) It's a lovely kit with some fabulous colour combinations and very easy to work with. There are actually a couple of kits, some lovely foiled card, an A4 pad full of bows, butterflies and peacocks, ribbons and feathers, gems and much more. If you didn't catch any of the shows today (why not?!:)) there are plenty more on C & C tomorrow (unless anything sells out which is very likely) and they are at 3 am, 7 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm so plenty for you to get your teeth into.

Here are the samples I've made so far:

I hope you like them and if you have got even the tiniest bit of inspiration from my work then I've done my job properly as a DT member :) and don't forget the shows tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Lovely in Lace

Have you been watching the pick of the week shows on Create and Craft this weekend? No? Well you don't know what you've been missing!!The newest Kanban kit is the Pick of the Week (shows can be seen today at 8am, 6pm and 9pm. It's a beauty and there is loads in the kit :)

The DT were lucky enough to receive a kit last week so we could make samples for the show and it is very lovely and very feminine and a joy to work with
These are a couple of the samples I made for the show

Thanks for dropping by, see you later. xx

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kanban Crafts....

....will be showcasing yet another beautiful kit tomorrow, Monday 17th November. "Bella Boutique" launches at 11 am on Create & Craft. We have just 2 shows, 11 am and 4 pm, so we hope you can join us. The design team were given an advance kit to make samples for the shows and we have all fallen in love with it and we hope you do too.

The following card was made using just the kit, some silver mirri card and a couple of pearls...simple but effective and very girlie :)
 The next card was made with the kit, a Dekromount frame and acetate butterfly, also in the kit and an assortment of pearls again
 and finally for now a quick calendar, a calendar tab and a small piece of ribbon
 Should you require any more inspiration we have our own Pinterest page which can be found at

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting xx

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Denim and Lace

Did you catch the launch of the new Denim and Lace kit from Kanban on Create and Craft on Wednesday? If so and you managed to buy one then you are in for a real treat....if you didn't then you don't know what you are missing!!! It is a stunner and without further ado let me introduce you to our little owl friend who appears on this luscious kit.

The design team were lucky enough to get the kits a couple of weeks ago so we could make samples with it and we all agree that it is a beautiful kit to work with. The kit includes images and frames, florals and stripes, assorted shapes and there are even inserts available to but to co-ordinate with this kit.

If you are in the Yorkshire/Lancashire regions tomorrow and have a bit of time on your hands then see the advert below as to what you could do to fill that time ;)

Aspire Crafts
2nd Floor New Mill
Wellington Mills
Quebec Street
West Yorkshire
Come and meet some of the team. We shall be open from 10 - 4pm with special offers and free "Make and Takes". And if you like our new kit "Denim and Lace", we shall be demo-ing with it and we will be taking orders 
I shall be there with the team and as this is my first time out with 'the TV stars' please come and say hello and offer me your support :)

I shall look forward to meeting you but if you can't make it then just keep an eye on Aspire Crafts The Home Of Kanban, the very new Kanban Blog or you can see us on Facebook too.

Take care x

Monday, August 04, 2014

Welcome, new baby

I can't believe that it's a month since I last posted on my poor neglected blog. My reason?......Well at the time I had a rather heavily pregnant daughter who didn't want to be on her own but unfortunately didn't have an internet connection at the time. Since the 20th July however, this little fellow has arrived and completely disrupted all our lives :) Meet Archie who has completely stolen his nana's heart!

He has made such an impact that I can't even remember what life was like before he arrived a fortnight ago!

The crafting didn't stop though. I did, however have a crazy few days trying to get all of his birth announcements and thank you cards made whilst carrying on with my wedding work.

 I have used an assortment of Clearly Besotted stamps and dies and Spellbinders Nesties.

I'm still making Thank You cards but have simplified it slightly for speed!
Thanks for dropping by and as life is almost back to normal my crafting will be back on track but I still have loads of photos to add here and to my FB pages etc.
Back soon :) xx

Thursday, July 03, 2014


The theme for the challenge on the Crafting Muskateers' blog for the month of July is 'Summertime' and we are very lucky this month to be sponsored by the Hobby House and the prize is a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

and here is my contribution to our challenge.

I love pink and orange together so I thought I would go down that route for my new challenge card and it sets off the lovely Penny Blank stamped image perfectly.

Don't worry if you don't have a blog as you can upload your work onto our Facebook page

Thanks for dropping by :) x