Sunday, September 30, 2012

Get Funky Sunday

Good morning, I'm running slightly late this morning with my post as I had to do my Get Funky
post this morning as it was my turn to show my Wordbook. Lou is hosting the challenge this month and I'm sure that the DT have done her proud, there are some amazing wordbooks on the blog with more to come. There is still plenty of time to enter and who knows, you may just be the winner of a Funky Hand download of your choice (including the two new Christmas downloads :)

I've done a pictorial for my book this time just in case there is someone who downloads the FREEBIE word book Anice has come up with this month. How many other challenge blog owners actually give you the materials for you can join our fab little challenges?

So here goes,

Print off your wordbook
Print a paper of your choice onto the reverse of the pages an cut out. From the scrap pieces cut four strips measuring the height of your wordbook and 2 cm wide.
Score each page at 2cm from the left side
Glue the spare strips onto the scored piece on the left side.
Punch four holes equally spaced 1cm from the left edge on the scored piece
Fasten the pages together. As you can see, I've used ribbon but you can use a Bind It All or book rings or anything else you have to hand.

Just in case my instructions don't make a lot of sense :) Anice has a fab video tutorial here We are all looking to see what you come up with.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Funky Friday

For my card this week I have been playing around with the papers from the new Christmas Tree download,  which is available from the Funky Hand web site for the fabulous price of £2.49. 

Christmas Tree downloadable backing papers.
This download makes up, along with a matching Wordbook (at £3.49 or together as a multi buy for £4.99) part of the Christmas selection "Oh Come All Ye Crafters".
Christmas Tree Multibuy downloadable backing papers.
Instead of making a Christmas card I made a 'new job' card, I hope you like it.
I'd like to remind you that there is still time to join in with the DT over on the Get Funky! challenge blog. The theme this week is WORDBOOKS and if you don't have any of the Funky Hand wordbooks then worry no more, Anice has very kindly made up a freebie so you can play too. It's my turn to add my book on Sunday and I will look forward to seeing what you come up with. Take a look at the challenge blog, there are some absolutely fabulous wordbooks over there.

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to. Thanks for looking :) 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kanban Thursday

I hope you have managed to stay warm and dry wherever you are with all of the appalling weather we have had this week.

Just a very quick post today as I have to go and have blood taken at 8.30 then it's back home to start emptying our bedroom ready for the new carpet arriving today. I have windows to clean and curtains to iron and furniture to move in DS's room as we have decorated his room too this week. I think we must be a bit mad decorating two rooms but both are finished now....roll on tomorrow night when I can fall into our lovely new bed :)

Anyway, I didn't come to read about my decorating lol I have my usual two Kanban DT projects to show today but for the first time in ages I don't have just cards to show as you are about to see.

900442 Merry Christmas Mr Snowman
900441 Dreaming of Santa
900465 When Mr Snowman Met Santa
Silver mirror card
HOB1072 Diamante Snowflakes
3mm Gem AB
Green die cut card blank
Gold embossed paper
900730 Kraft Stripes
900731 Kraft Stars
Gold mirror card
Green ribbon
900725 Nativity Cuties

All of the following b/g cards were left over scraps from other projects
900171 Jubilee Sentiments
900173 Union Jack Bunting
900174 On Duty toppers
900184 On Guard – Red
900178 Cool Britannia – Navy Gingham
900179 London Icons – On Parade
900219 Jubilee Parade
900194 Westminster Red
900182 Cool BRITANNIA – Polka Navy
900193 London Kraft
900176 London Icons – Transport
900189 – About Town
Spotty Embossed card

I decided to make the little scrapbook as I had some blank C6 cards on my desk and wasn't sure what to do with them as I don't use this size very often, just when making cards for DH to give to his clients. I think it worked pretty well! :)

I'm going to enter my projects this week into the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by a song I(I have song for all three of my cards/ note book and they are
1. Frosty The Snowman
2. O Little Town of Bethlehem
3. Rule Britannia

Di's Snippet Challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop which I haven't taken part in for such a long time!

Love To Create (Challenge #34) - Anything goes

Make It Monday - Anything goes

Thanks for dropping by :)

Made in Zakynthos

I thought I would show you some of the jewellery I made whilst on holiday in Zakynthos last month. I always take some beads with me when we go over there as I find it a great way to unwind, sitting by the pool making jewellery. However, if I took less beads I could probably take more clothes, well actually the three of us could as I always share my beads between all three cases :)


 The earrings are made from Lucite flowers in various colours and each flower centre is a Swarovski crystal.

 The necklace is made using AB acrylic 'crystals', silver lined clear seed beads and from silver frosted round beads
 The bracelet is made using the same beads as above but without the silver frosted beads. It also uses Lucite flowers and is finished off with a sterling silver clasp.

This bracelet / bangle is so effective. One half of the bangle is silver plate and the other half is purple suede thong. It closes by looping the thong over the heart and is kept shut using the round diamante bead which slides up and down.

There, I hope this has made a change as it's not very often I get to just sit and make jewellery unless it's commissioned but we're back to cards tomorrow. Well it's actually a card and a.....ha, not telling, you will just have to pop by tomorrow and have a look :)

Thanks for looking.
Sleep tight. xx

Monday, September 24, 2012

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Just a reminder to those of you that can make it, that Kanban are holding a Coffee Morning this Friday in aid of MacMillan. It will be on between 10am and 1pm in the retail outlet at Shipley. There will be coffe, tea, cakes and cards for sale, along with a raffle to raise funds for charity. Hope to see you there. 

For details -


Friday, September 21, 2012

Funky Friday

Late again but at least I'm still on the right day. I'm having a nightmare with one of my printers and it's thrown the whole day out with faffing about with it. I use two I use for printing of papers because it will take compatible inks. I've had it for years but it needs a kick every so often as the pink/red prints like a dirty brown and it usually works again once I've pampered it with a head clean etc but today I had two put 2 different lots of magenta ink in it for it to work. It seems to 'refuse' to work properly whenever I buy new ink for my other printer which I use just for my wedding stationery so maybe it just doesn't like the competition lol.

I sort of got carried away early this morning and instead of just the one card, I made 3 :) Anice has come up with a couple of fabby new downloads called Santa Baby and Christmas Tree from a new collection called Oh Come All Ye Crafters. The downloads are available as papers, word books or both together at a discounted price. I printed off two of the papers then I decided that I would use one of the solid colours as a mat for the patterned papers, then I decided that I wanted another paper but not much of it so I printed this at A5. I then needed another sheet which made 5 in total which is how I came to make 3 cards. My challenge to myself now is to see how many cards or projects I can get out of these four A4 and one A5 sheets of patterned paper. Watch this space......(and I haven't even started on the Christmas Tree selection :)

The Santa image is a pre coloured digital stamp from The Twelve Crafters Crafting cd from last year, I went over his belt and boots with a black Sakura Glaze pen.

Right, I'm now away to print off my Christmas Tree papers and hope Mr Mojo stays right where he is lol.

Sleep tight and thanks for looking :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kanban Thursday

I have a few cards to show today as I forgot to add them when I got back for my jolly hols! I always struggle with Christmas cards before I go away as I know that we will be sat in temperatures of between 35 and 40 degrees. Once we come back I know that the days in this country will probably be grey and miserable, a bit like today really lol

Anyway this is my second DT card for this week and it's all made from my 'scrap' bag.

A3 card or 2 x 144 x 144 cm card blanks
900182 Cool Britannia – Polka Navy
900295 Pebbles
Silver mirri card

And now for the Christmas cards
CRD1050 Festive Holly b/g card – Cream
900373 Holly b/g card – Red
900108 Christmas b/g card – Green
900095 Christmas Delivery toppers
PCT Mirror Polka Dot Roses - gold
Red card
Gold ribbon

CRD1052 Festive Holly b/g card – Blue
900371 Christmas Sky b/g card – Blue
900382 Christmas Snowflakes b/g card – Blue
900101 Christmas Decoupage toppers
GEM 3mm AB
Diamante Snowflake
Blue & white twine
A penny
900101 Christmas Decoupage – flowers
900463 Trim The Tree topper
900443 One Christmas Night b/g card
Bling 5mm – red
Bling 3mm – red
Gold mirror card
Gold ribbon

So there we are, a fair selection I think. If you love Kanban you might be interested in joining our Facebook page, We Love Kanban, you will be made very welcome :).

Right, I must get on, I'm trying to get my accounts finished (for last year) then I have a couple of DT cards to sort and the ironing is calling too. Have a lovely day, whatever you are up to and I will be back tomorrow. 

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Wednesday is here again, I'm sure there aren't seven day since last Wednesday!!! It's amazing how fast the weeks are flashing past.....only 47 weeks till we go back to Zakynthos lol.

This beautiful lady bought her tiara from us as well as her bridesmaid tiaras and all of her stationery. It was lovely working with her.

 Thanks for looking :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Manic Monday

Good morning, I hope everyone is ok. It's not very warm in the Scruff's Corner part of the country but the sun is shining which is ok after the rain we had last night! I had to shut the patio doors as the noise was was like sitting in  a caravan :)

So onto my card....I actually made it on Friday for a Kanban DT (Jan (and Bob) Loves To Craft) colleague who was getting married on Saturday. I made it as a DT card and was going to save it till Kanban Thursday but it fitted with a couple of card challenges so I thought I would show it today. It's absolutely ages since I entered any challenges.

Materials used were from the Romance kit bought from Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago
White stepper card made from A3 card
CRD1452 Bella Fiori – Light Pink
PCT9794 The Classic Textile Collection Sentiment toppers
Embossed Vellum
Acetate Butterflies
Silver Mirri card
PCT2091 Cream Polka Dot Roses
Cream die cut flowers
Gem 3mm Bling

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges

Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Things With Wings
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

I hope you like my card, Jan did :) Thanks for looking. xx 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekend news round up!

I have two main items to tell you about this weekend and they are:

1. There is a brand new challenge on the Funky Hand blog, Get Funky! and this month Lou is in the hot seat. She has come up with the wonderful challenge, WORDBOOKS. Now some of you may not have seen these before so take a look at what Lou came up with HERE.

We have one rule at Get Funky! and one rule only and that is that you MUST use a Funky Hand product but fear not, If you don't own anything by Funky Hand it isn't a problem as Anice creates a freebie each month to enable everyone to join in. The freebie this month is absolutely amazing, just take a look at this
Free craft backing papers to download for card making and scrapbooking
Click on the image to take you to the rest of the alphabet. Please don't just take the image if you are not going to join in with our challenge, it's not fair on Anice who works damn hard to come up with a freebie every month and apart from that , it's just down right rude!!!

2. The next piece of news I have to share are the TV listing for the new Kanban sale on    Create and Craft and Ideal World starting at 11 o'clock this morning

KANBAN Pick of the Day / Blockbuster
 On Create & Craft and Ideal World (Sky 671 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813)

Kanban 1/2 Price Sale
Create & Craft Sun 16th Sept at 11am and 5pm

Tuesday 18th 
9pm and 11pm on Ideal World

Wednesday 19th 
8am and 11am on Ideal, 12 noon on Create & Craft, 1pm on Ideal World, 3pm on Create & Craft, 4pm on Ideal World, 5pm on Create & Craft, 7pm,10pm and midnight on Ideal World
Thursday 20th
11am on Create and Craft, 3pm and 8pm on Ideal World.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Funky Friday

Sorry I'm late with this post, at least it's on the right day this week lol, but the explanation is on the post below.
So onto my card, what a nightmare it was to get a decent photo of this card. As there is quite a bit of silver mirri card showing the light just kept reflecting off it. Also, I had a bright pink top on and it kept reflecting in the photo. If you look carefully next to the right hand glass you can still see me lol

So what did I use to make my card?

Papers - Hey Baby Girl (Wishes & Kisses cd)
Yellow gingham - Wishes & Kisses cd
Spotty paper - Rainbow Polka Dots (download)
Glasses - Happy Happy Birthday cd
Bunting - Happy Happy Birthday cd
Silver mirri card
Pink satin ribbon
Clear gems
Glossy Accents (on cocktail glasses)

All of the cds and downloads are available from Funky Hand.

Tomorrow is the launch of the new Get Funky challenge and it's a really good one (you'll like it Beryl :)) so please call over and take a look.

Back tomorrow, tfl.

Cricket birthday card

My Funky Friday post won't go live until this evening this week as my card is my daughter's birthday card. It's her birthday today but she decided this morning that as she was going to work at 7.15 she would leave her cards to open this evening! I never thought about that when I made it lol

I will, however show you hubby's card (it was his birthday on Wednesday!!)

I've got two more of these stepper cards to show this weekend including DD2's this evening. I do like them but I keep forgetting I've got them.

I made him some cupcakes to take to work to share with his collegues on Wednesday. They went down ok as he took some more on Thursday :)
Just a gentle reminder while I'm here that Kathy's Waffle Sketch File challenge is still live and we would live it if you could take part with us.
Right-o, I will be back in a while with my Funky Friday card.See you later, thanks for looking.