Monday, 26 November 2012

Stripes and Spots

Afternoon all, I'm back with my second post for the day this time for Kaboodle Doodles . Challenge #147 is to use " Stripes and or Polka Dots"
Here is my DT card for the challenge.

Straight away I reached for Kanabn's Britannia Collection as I knew I would find some spots and stripes.

I know the rest of the design team have come up with some great creations, so I hope you will pop over to the blog for a look.
This weeks challenge has been sponsored by Pink Gem Designs  who have kindly donated a prize of three images.

Christmas Time

Morning everyone, here is my DT post this morning for Kanban, with something a little bit different. Kanban's new retail division Crafted By You  are going to be having these lovely wooden shapes to buy from the website when it is up and running , which shouldn't be much longer. I have decorated some to show you what can be done with them.

 These small hearts and stars come in packs of 10, I have painted the hearts red and decorated them with Britannia Hearts 900168 and ribbon..
I painted the stars with gold metallic paint and used Victoriana Embellishments to decorate them PCT19212 and also some ribbon.

 These large hearts come plain with a lovely red gingham ribbon. I have painted one red and then used some Britannia hearts 900168 to decorate it. The second heart I took two pieces of co-ordinating papers from the Bloomsbury pad, then I tore it up and then stuck it to the heart for a decoupage or deco patch effect. I then die cut a swirl from Retro Spots Lime CRD9719, and then used a flower from the Victoriana Lace sheet PCT1894, and on the other side I used a Victoriana Lace Butterfly PCT1891. I also changed the ribbon to match.

 For these two stars I painted one with the gold metallic paint, and then sanded it down slightly so the wood showed through, and then added die cut stars and snowflakes from gold mirri. The second one I inked and then decorated it with a Father Christmas Topper 900420 and some gold snowflakes.

 Lastly the tree, which I inked up and then used a border punch with some mirri card , then I punched some small snowflakes from Christmas red card 900106 and Christmas Holly Green 900367. I then finished it with some ribbon tied round the trunk and a star at the top.

I hope you like them and thank you for looking xxx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Buttons and Bows.

Good afternoon everyone, I'm back again this time with a post with my DT card for Kaboodle Doodles ,  this weeks challenge which is #146 is as my title says " BUTTONS AND BOWS " and for this challenge you need to use at least 1 button and some ribbon.

Here is my card.

For my card I used a shaped card, then I die cut a scalloped edge circle ,smaller than the base card. I then added a circle in the centre using silver mirri card. In the centre of that I put a bow, and then round the edge of the circle I glued some buttons.

Hope you like my card, and why not pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the design team have created for you for inspiration.

This weeks challenge has been kindly sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads , who have donated a $10 voucher for the winner.

Thankyou for looking at my blog xxx

For the ladies.

 Morning everyone on this dull and wet morning. I'm here again with my DT cards for Kanban, and this week it's cards for the ladies.

This first card has been made for the projects section on the Kanban Blog, so if you would like to see how I made it here is the link ; Kanban Crafts  

 Kicking up your heels 900856, Handbags and Gladrags Foiled Card 900887, Silver Mirri ,Ribbon ,Kanban Shaped Card.

 Kanban stripes and Dots card (code not known) , Flowers in Bloom 900844, Empire Dress Damask -Pink Background paper BGP9048 , Silver mirri , Ribbon , Gems.

The above card was made especially for my husband's boss , for his mother in law, they had requested either a flower/garden card or croquet , so as I didn't have any croquet , I reached straight for my So Feminine kit.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Kanban for the boys !!!

Good afternoon everyone. It's that time of week again for my DT cards for Kanban. This week we have cards from the So Macho kit. There are some fabulous images in this kit, great for younger boys, teenagers and men.

For this 1st card I have used a shaped card, toppers from the Techno Geek sheet 900810, silver mirri card and some Binary Birthday Foiled background card 900839.

This 2nd card has been made using a shaped card and toppers from the Hole in One sheet 900826, which has been mounted onto gold mirri card.

If you went to the NEC last week you will have seen these cards on the "Crafted By You" stand, Kanban's new retail division. I was lucky enough to go on the Sunday, it was the 1st time I had ever been to the NEC, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and managed to catch up with some of my Kanban team mates too. Look who else I saw ...........

Karen, Sue and Dawn on the "Crafted by You" stand.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Plaid pattern

Hi all, well challenge #145 is now live over at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog and this weeks theme is "Plaid" , can be paper or ribbon etc .

Here is my DT card for the challenge.

Have a peek over at the challenge blog to see what the other members of the design team have created.
This weeks challenge has been kindly sponsored by Meljens and they have kindly donated 4 images for the prize.

We look forward to seeing your projects xx

Monday, 5 November 2012

Anything goes

Hi all , well we're in to November now, not long till Christmas now I guess. Challenge #144 is now open over at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog and this weeks theme is " Anything Goes" , which does literally mean anything goes !!! So you can create anything you like really.

Here is my DT card for this weeks Challenge, I stayed on the Autumn theme this week to create this cute , fun card.

I love this topper on the card , it reminds me of the kids and the dog walking through all the leaves on the ground.

This weeks challenge has been sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and they have kindly donated 3 images as the prize.

So why not pop over to the blog and see what everyone on the DT has created for the Anything Goes theme, and I am looking forward to seeing what you all create, happy crafting xxx

So Feminine

Hi all, well it's lovely and sunny here and the kids have gone back to school, so nice and peaceful !!! We had a week away last week in Derbyshire, it was lovely to get a change of scene.

Anyway here are this weeks DT cards for Kanban, these cards will also be on display at the NEC later in the week along with some of the others I have made , and also all of the Design Team's , so have a lookout for them all. Many of us will be at the NEC at some point, I myself am going on the Sunday, so I may see you there, here is a comment from Kanban about their stand.

"Crafted By You is the new retail division to Kanban Crafts. We will be exhibiting at the NEC 8-11th November stand C16 so please pop by say hi and grab yourself a bargain from our many show offers!
You can also come and meet Kanban's very own Dawn Wheeler (as seen on TV) who will be on the stand everyday to give you any hints and tips.
We will be exhibiting for the very first time and after the show look out for our brand new website that launches on 14th November (details coming soon).
Buy at show, Buy in store, Buy online.
We look forward to seeing you soon. xx "

In Bloom toppers 900845, sentiment from Beautiful Florals 900846, Ribbon, Silver Mirri Card, Kanban shaped card blank, Pearls PRL5mm.

Sorry this one is sideways, blogger being a pain and won't let me put it upright !!!!

Wild Side toppers 900868, Teal Polka Dot 900877, Silver Mirri card , Ribbon, Gems GEM5mm.

See you soon xx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Brown and Blue

Hi all Challenge #10 has now started over at Emma's Crafty Challenge ,  this months challeng as my title says is " BROWN AND BLUE ". This months challenge has been sponsored by Kanban's new retail shop " Crafted By You" and they have kindly donated a goody bag for the prize.

Here is my DT card for the challenge.

I have used both papers and stickers from the Doodlebugs Snips and Snails Collection. I love this collection the colours are fab, and as you can see ideal for the challenge.

So why not pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created and please join in the challenge, happy crafting xx