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Long time – no Blog


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


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


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Seagull on Guard

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn A5 card using the Craftwork Cards “Harbour Boulevard” paper pad. I have used a piece from one of the sheets to create a topper which I have edged with Chipped Saphire Distress ink and navy card. I have used glossy accents on the seagull and the rope around the anchor to make them stand out on the topper. The backgrounds are from 2 other sheets from the pad which I have layered and edged with navy card and Chipped saphire distress ink. I used some dark brown hessian/jute ribbon behind the topper for contrast, but also because I think it goes so well with this lovely seaside pad. Two buttons tied with twine to embellish and there you have it. I think this pad is gorgeous – so clean and crisp, wonderful for mens cards, and brings back memories from my childhood growing up in a seaside town. Hope you like this pad as much as I do x

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Posted by on August 8, 2014 in Craftwork Cards


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New Arrival

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn 8 x 8 scrapbok page to welcome the new arrival created with products from Aspire Crafts. I have used their Dekromounts to embellish the page. The frame, words and buttons have all been decorated with either acrylic paints or pro-markers which they take beautifully. The frame around the photograph has been double mounted to give a shadow to emphasis it more. I added a little glitter to the buttons before the paint dried to give a little bit of sparkle, along with the sparkly ribbon x


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