Friday, 29 June 2012

Having a go ............ at a blog challenge

Morning all decided this week to have a go at a blog challenge , so I am entering one at Desmet Designs and the theme is For the Men and Boys , so here is my entry ,

Thought I would make it nice and simple and not too fussy.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

All bagged up

Good morning all, hope everyone is well. This week I have been getting ready for a stall at a local school fete tomorrow evening, and then a stall on Saturday at the local Street Scene Festival. Have been finishing off a few bits and have also made some decorated gift bags , using Kanban Kraft bags.

This bag and the one below have been decorated using The Classic Textile Collection from Kanban. Sorry the one below is sideways, pc being a pain and won't let me change it, and email being slow so new pic the right way round is not coming through as yet !!!

These three have just been decorated with some die cut balloons, that have also been run through an embossing folder. All the bags have a matching tag. Just need to make some for the men now.

I've also made this card using a mix of elements from Hunkydory kits.

Right that's me off to craft now, need to do some more bags and also my DT cards for Kanban.
Have a good day xxx

Monday, 25 June 2012

A quick Kanban Post today

Hi all, just a quick Kanban post today as I need to go have some sleep, Daniel only slept for four hours last night, so am wiped out now.

My first project was to make some bunting using the Cool Britannia range.

I used some ready made bunting flags and die cut some smaller bunting shapes for the middle using red card, blue card and some of the Wave The Flag background card 900186. I also drew some faux stitching on, to make it look like it had been sewed on. For the four centre panels I used some toppers from the London Icons-On Parade sheet 900179 and the London Icons-Transport 900176, and I also added some Union Jack bunting 900173. For the rosettes I die cut some strips of London Skyline 900198 to make the base of the rosette adding some sentiments from the Jubilee sentiments sheet 900171, finishing off with some more Union Jack bunting for the tails, this was then all threaded together with garden twine.

For this weeks card I used some toppers from the Chelsea Elements sheet PCT1950.

I matted and layered some Watercolour Floral Turquoise card (reverse side) CRD1792 to some Gold Mirri card and attached to the base card, adding the birdcage topper from the Chelsea Elements sheet. I then die cut a swirl from Fancy Floral Turquoise CRD1789 before adding the flowers at the base and the birds perched on the swirl, these again were from the Chelsea Elements sheet. I added a brad to the top of the cage and some gems to opposite corners, and then finished off with a sentiment from the Safari Boutique regal Frames sheet PCT2230 and some Victoriana Lace Butterflies PCT1871.

That's me for today I can hear my bed calling me now, catch up soon xxxx

 I have been passed this award by Wendy , thankyou ever so much xx
The rules are -
1. Add the Award to your blog.
2. Thank the person who gave it to you.
3. List 7 random facts about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Give the award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform them by leaving a message on their blog.

My 7 random facts are -
1-I have a dog called Katie
2-I have blue eyes
3-I once wanted to be a veterinary nurse
4-I used to horse ride
5-I had lot of rabbits and guinea pigs when I was younger
6-I don't like coffee
7- I love the colour blue.

Hard to choose but I am going to pass this award to (sorry if you already have it)
10-Alice and Ruth

Apologies if you already have the award, but you are getting it again ! xxxx

Thursday, 21 June 2012

It's almost finished !!!

Hi all, as promised here is the finished project (well almost, just got to varnish) but have put the stickers on ready so you can see it, what do you think  ????

Have been busy again making some more pegs ready for my craft stall, this time I have stamped an image of the lovely Boofle, and also the alphabet from the same range to make some more magnetic pegs.

Also using the Wellington toppers, I've made a card ready for my lovely hubby's birthday next week. The topper was ideal as he works for the local newspaper !!!

I have made some other cards too but can't show those just yet, sorry as they may get seen on here before they've arrived !!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

All pegged up !

Back again for the second post of the day. Over the weekend between looking after the kids and dodging the weather I had a crafty weekend. A while ago I went to a friend's workshop and we made decorated pegs. I have another stall coming up soon so I thought I would make some pegs, this time making them magnetic so they can be pinned to the fridge to keep all those notes tidy.
I've so far made four sets and have some more to go. Here are two sets of them.

These are fun to make and something a little bit different.

I also managed to make a card as well, (you can tell it was wet !!)

Kanban Krazy

Good afternoon, yes you've guessed it it's that time of the week again when I share my Kanban makes with you all.

First up, we have a card made using toppers from the Cool Britannia range.

This was quite a nice and easy card to make. I scored a piece of Kanban swiss dots white card to make it into a DL card, then added a piece of ribbon down the centre. I then took some of the hearts from the Britannia Hearts sheet 900168 and adhered to the centre over the top of the ribbon. I then carefully cut out round one half of the hearts. I then took some extra little embellishments from the sheet and added to the two corners and in the centre of the hearts.
For the inside of the card I added a piece of polka dot paper and a sentiment from the Britannia Hearts sheet.

For the next card I decided to go for a touch of glamour, using elements from the Simply Fabulous range.

I took a shaped card blank and scored and folded it to make an easel card, I covered the front panel with gold mirri card, and then added a frame from the Simply Fabulous Chic Claret sheet PCT2191, for the topper in the centre I wrapped some ribbon round the panel before adhering to the centre, raising it with silicone glue. I also rolled some roses from the kanban sheet PCT2092 for the gold and also some red, before adding them to the frame. For the base of the card I die cut a swirl, and then added a sentiment from the Simply Fabulous sentiment sheet PCT2196, before adding some small flowers around it.

The final card has been made with a topper from the Just the two of us sheet PCT2115.

Again I took a shaped card and made it into an easel card, covering the top panel and part of the base with Safari Wallpaper-Mocha CRD1220, before adding the topper which had some die cuts added to either side. For the bottom I used a sentiment from the Safari Boutique Sentiment sheet PCT2231, matting it onto gold mirri and to finish some flower embellishments.

Friday, 15 June 2012

In the pink

Good afternoon , just a quick post today. I see we're back to the wet weather again !!!! Hope it gets better by the time we get to the summer holidays.

Made this card today after I had finished off my Kanban DT cards, decided to go with pink today.

Just a nice simple card that's not too over the top. The only thing with mirri card though is you get your reflection back in the picture !!
As you will see at the top of the page I'm now on Pinterest so if you click on the button you will go straight to my boards of interest.  Hopefully I may find a few of you on there too, still learning though so may take me a bit to find you, so just shout out if you want "following".
Happy crafting over the weekend, ideal weather for it anyway xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Can you tell what it is yet ??????

Something a little different for today's post. In between housework and crafting , I've been have a Rolf Harris moment !!! 

I've spent part of this morning painting this big canvas (it's bigger than it looks) even the dog has managed to get a green ear !! hehehe.

If I explain the story it will become clear, I promise. My son Daniel loves The Gruffalo, so when we bought him a Gruffalo Duvet a couple of years ago we also bought the wall stickers to go with it. We never put them on the wall at the time as we had our house for sale, so we planned to put them in his new bedroom. We have now moved, but the problem was for those of you who don't know me, that Daniel is Autistic and one of his things to do is rip wallpaper etc .... and stickers are ok for a bit and then they get eaten !!!, so we were trying to work out a way to have them on the wall without them getting peeled off constantly. We thought of putting them straight on the wall, after we had painted the scene and then varnish them, but then we would probably never be able to get them off again, or the other theory was again to go on the wall with a sheet of perspex over the top, but then it was managing to get a piece big enough without getting it broken.
So they've just been sitting there since November when we moved. But after him going to watch The Gruffalo at the theatre last week we thought while he is still into The Gruffalo we should try and get them up before he grows out of them. Hence the canvas !! I went and got the biggest one I could and then this morning have painted the background scene. When it's all dry the stickers can go on and then the whole lot varnished and then hung in his room (very securely I might add ) Problem solved !!!!!!! So as you see above that's the scene and here are the stickers ready , I'll post a pic of it all when it's finished.

Glad we finally worked it out, every day in our house is a fresh challenge !!!!!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Take 2 embellishment sheets and .................

Morning all, well at least the sun is shining for the moment , am finally starting to catch up with everyone's blogs (I hope) . Got my son's school review this afternoon, so won't be able to catch up on any more till tomorrow.
Anyway as the title suggests , the kids and I went to our local "pound" type shop for a nosey round and we found some really good sticker and embellishment sheets that were reasonably priced so I came home armed with quite a few.
Here are two of them that I have used, will use the rest at a later date.

I have to say I think the sunflower ones are my favourite of the two, they are so bright and cheerful. I used some 5x5 card blanks as I thought smaller cards would be better with these. Didn't really add too much else to the cards apart from some small die cut frames I had from Craftwork Cards that I've had sitting in my box for ages, and as you'll see from the pictures I just used some ink to add a touch of colour to the frames before I added the flowers and then just stamped some sentiments to finish.

As you can see they work well on the smaller cards.

Also I wanted to add to my blog a card I have made using Docrafts products.

This is an 8x8 card that has some Parkstone Pink Paper mounted onto some pink mirri card. I then just punched out a circle from gold mirri and added some sparkly numbers from the Docrafts happy birthday sticker sheets, and then used some pink letters also from Docrafts to spell out birthday girl, and then just finished off with some large blooms and a brad.

Monday, 11 June 2012

What time is it ?????? ........ It's Kanban time !

Wow back into the world of blogland again, have managed to catch up with some of your blogs this morning, apologies if I haven't got to yours yet, I will work my way through everyone's this week, but all I can say is you've all been very busy !!

Right as you have guessed from the title it's Kanban day again. So first up is a card I made from two frame toppers.

These frames are from the sheet Meadow Rose- Cream PCT2347. I fastened them onto two small scalloped cards which I then stuck together and covered with some pearlescent card on the inside and the back to neaten it all up. The centre's of the frames have been raised up, and also the extra roses. On the inside I used a border and sentiment from The Classic Textile Collection Sentiment Sheet PCT9786.

The next card has been made using a topper from the Kandi Core Purple Roses Torn edge sheet PCT2315.

For the panel under the topper I took a piece of Plum-Polka Dot Kandi Core card CRD1540 and ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, then sanded lightly to reveal the "core". This was mounted onto some black card and then I just tore the bottom to create a bit of an effect. The topper was mounted onto silver mirri and then black card. I also highlighted parts of the flowers with silver pen. The sentiment was from the same topper sheet, and was also mounted onto black card with Gems either side to finish the card.

The next card was a nice simple card to make. I took a shaped card and inked with pink ink then, some patterned paper from The Bloomsbury Collection Pad was added before I ran some ribbon cross ways across the card before adding the topper and sentiment.

 The topper and sentiment are from the Floral Tea Party topper sheet PCT1936.

The last card is another flower card, for some reason and I'm not a flowery person I've made all flower cards this week !!
This has been made using a frame from the Floral Portrait-Cream sheet PCT2352.

The centre of the frame has been raised before the frame was attached first to some patterned paper again from The Bloomsbury Collection Pad, and then some silver mirri card. This was then all attached after wrapping some ribbon round the panel to a pearlescent base card. Some extra flowers were decoupaged onto the image and then finally a sentiment was added.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you enjoy the cards xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

In to the world of Blogland again !

Good afternoon all, wow it seems ages since I have managed to blog again, but at last I have managed to tip Dan off the computer so I can blog this weeks Kanban makes.
1st up we have a card that I have made from the Country Garden Collection which includes the Cavendish Ladies - A Day at the Races stamp set. The stamp set is gorgeous and the images match so well with the backgrounds that come in the collection. Also included in the collection are paper flowers of all different sizes ( not ones shown). The images of the stamps are so crisp and a joy to colour in.


The next card this week has been made with the Carte Postale- Paris topper sheet PCT1953. The topper had been mounted on to some background card which was the reverse side of the Fabric Floral-Blue double sided card CRD1801, I had inked the edge of both the background card and the topper.

Under the topper I had added a die cut swirl, and onto the I had put a butterfly from the Delightful decoupage sheet PCT2302, and had added a flower from the Victoriana Lace Flowers sheet PCT1894.
The card was then finished with some bling in the corners and a sentiment taken from the Country Garden Collection.

Next up is a card made using some of the Cool Britannia Collection.

The base card has been covered with some red card, and then I took the toppers from the London Landmarks sheet 900172 and mounted these onto navy card and some white card embossed with swiss dots. These were then placed on the card with a sentiment from the Britannia Hearts sheet 900168, and then some flowers either side.

And last but not least another card using the Cool Britannia collection, this card is also featured on the Kanban Blog . This card has been made using the Jubilee Parade card 900219 as a background, and then from mirri card I die cut some postage stamp shapes.

The lovely figures are from the London Icons-On Parade sheet 900179 , which I placed on three of the die cuts adding the tower to the centre. The rosette has been made using a strip of border from the London Landmarks sheet 900172, and then I added a sentiment from the Jubilee sentiments sheet 900179, with two strips of bunting from the Union Jack bunting sheet 900173 used as the tails.

Well that's me for now, but I'd just like to say a big Thank you to all who follow me and take the time to comment on my cards, feedback is much appreciated. When the kids are back at school next week and I can reclaim my computer I shall be catching up on everyone's blogs. Fran xx