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Saturday, 16 May 2015

The Kanban Weekender is coming .........

Hi everyone , just popping on to share some Kanban samples with you.
Kanban are on the TV this coming weekend with the Kanban Weekender Special "Love & Kisses". Join Keith and Denise on Create and Craft Saturday at 9am,12 Noon and 6pm. Sunday 11am,2pm and 7pm. They would love it if you could join them..why not drop them an email at the studio!

Here are my samples for the shows, the wreath is decorated on both sides.













 Thank you for visiting today

Happy Crafting

Fran xx

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Coasters , Coasters and more Coasters !!!

Hi everyone , well I've been busy the last few days decorating lots of MDF coasters ready for the next craft fair. We have the builder in rearranging our kitchen , so I can't do loads around the house , so what better time to have a play.
Tina Boydon from Craftwork Cards Design Team created some and shared the tutorial on the Craftwork Cards Fan page .
I've had some coasters sitting around for a while so seeing her tutorial spurred me on to get on and decorate mine. I've done quite a few sets , some have been painted as well as decorating with paper.
I'm just waiting now for a nice calm sunny day so I can take them outside and varnish them.

I've made 6 sets , and have done some in progress photo's for a couple of sets, so you can see how I decorated them.

Here are all of them done, apart from varnishing.


4 coasters decorated using the Love a Cuppa collection.




I had a set of 6 larger circle coasters with a holder , so after sanding them I gave them a couple of coats of chalk paint.

Next I die cut 6 large circles from the Butterfly Parade pad.
All assembled  ready to decorate. The holder has been fitted together ready.




Papers glued to the coasters leaving a border round the edge.


For the square coasters , I drew round the base of the holder and the side pieces, before cutting out.
Papers glued onto the pieces ready to assemble




All assembled ready for the coasters.




I picked some papers from the Chalkboard Collection .



After the glue had dried I sanded round the edges. Just needing varnish now.



I hope you have enjoyed seeing the work in progress , I hope to be back soon to share some more projects,
Thank you for taking the time to have a look
Fran xx 









After drawing round them I cut them to size.






Saturday, 2 May 2015

Inspiration Post for the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog

Afternoon everyone , just popping on to share my inspiration for you  for the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , this months challenge theme is to "Use a Die Cut".

This month is extra special for the blog as it is our 2nd birthday , so for this month we have 2 prizes available from our lovely sponsors JGD Crafts , and The Hobby House .

For my card I have used a new sizzix die designed by Doodlebug Crafts, with a die cut sentiment from Craftwork Cards.
I went for a clean and simple look for this card.


Thank you for looking , and I hope you can pop over to the blog, see the rest of the teams inspiration , and hopefully join in with our challenge.

See you soon

Fran xx