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The Ultimate in Papercraft

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A visit to the Hobbycraft show at the NEC in Birmingham last Saturday to lead a workshop for Kanban, along with our lovely DT member Denise Holmes. We used our latest, lovely kit “Denim and Lace”. It was great fun and even had chance to look around and Buy a few things – well you can’t not, can you, lol. I was absolutely in awe of this wonderful display in the entrance, made entirely out of paper. Absolutely amazing. Has to be the ultimate in papercrafting x

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Posted by on November 13, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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Gothic Wedding

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A recent 8 x 8 card made as a commission for a Goth Wedding today. I used Jems’ Designs “Gothic” cd. My first commissioned Gothic card and I’m glad that my customer was really happy with it. A little different from my usual makes, but I was very pleased with it. Hope you like it too. Thanks for visiting – feedback much appreciated x

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2014 in Decorated Mdf

 

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Long time – no Blog

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Well I’m finally back in the land of Blogging. I thought I would share a recent demo I made on “Create & Craft” this week, when we launched our new Kanban kit “Denim and Lace” It is a beautiful kit full of owls, lace, denim, flowers, buttons and hearts. This is a wall/window hanging that I made on the show. The frame is made using a sheet of 300gsm card that has been cut into 8 length ways, at 1 inch intervals. These have then been covered on one side with a strip of background card cut slightly smaller. I have glued 4 strips together – with the background patterned card on the reverse – at the overlap in each corner. I then attached a piece of acetate 7 inches square on the inside of the frame. The frame is then finished off with another 4 pieces of matching covered card on top of the acetate. I then attached a topper in the middle of the acetate – the acetate gives the illusion that the topper in the centre of the frame is floating. To finish the hanging off, I added a few flowers, buttons and a sentiment on top of the frame. If you want to use the frame as a window hanging, then attach another topper on the rear of the frame as it will be seen from both sides. I love this kit. It is cheerful, has lots of embellishments, the owls are sweet and it is a delight to work with. I hope you like it as much as I do x

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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Christmas Trees

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust a quick post sharing a sample I made for the recent Kanban shows on Create and Craft. I wanted to make a wreath, but decided to do one that was a little different from a door wreath. I’ve used an MDF wreath for the base of a Christmas Table wreath. I covered it in little bits of backing papers from the “Evergreen” paper pad – bits I had left over from making other samples and then used die-cut circles from the pad to make the trees. The trees are a nice an easy make, but very effective – just fold the circles equally across 8 times and then fold in alternating mountain and valley folds to form the trees. To make taller trees use a kebab stick in the centre and layer the trees to whatever height you want them. I made a sentiment banner for the front, added some shaved ice for snow and some clear plastic “ice” and then sprayed with a little glitter spray. This gives a nice sparkly finish and also gives a bit more strength to the paper trees.Thank you for stopping by and hope you like it x

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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A friend

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 6 x 6 card using some papers from the Graphic 45 “Typography” pad. I love the many sayings in this pad and also the boldness of the colours. As with all of the Graphic 45 pads, everything always fully co-ordinates so it is very easy to layer papers to make a lovely card. I’ve added a ribbon and embellishments from Creative Expressions to finish the card. I hope you like it x

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Graphic 45

 

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Just for you

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust for you – An A5 card using papers from the Craftwork Cards “Al Fresco” pad. It is such pretty, bright pad – so cheerful. I have used parts of several papers to mat and layer on this card to continues the cycling theme that has been a major part of our summer this year. The “Tour De France” starting in Yorkshire this year has given everyone a great sense of community here, along with a renewed interest in cycling. We have had a wonderful summer this year, and while it is still here, I’m grabbing it with both hands x

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Craftwork Cards

 

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Just Because

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA small card 4 inch square and as it says – Just because. Made using a Marianne Creatable die. I love to make Just Because cards – Why do we need a reason to send a card. This lovely little heart ballon die is enough to brighten anyday and I hope it brightens yours x

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Die - cuts

 

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