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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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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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Baubles so bright

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust wanted to share with you one of the samples I made for the recent Kanban shows on Create and Craft tv. This is an 8 x 8 card using one of the new Christmas Stencils. I used 2 shades of Memento Dye ink – Bahama Blue and Pear Tart and brushed with a little Pale Gold Cosmic Shimmer Mica powder whilst the inks were still a little wet. I mounted the image on 3d foam pads after I had mat and layered with Turquoise card and lime green waffle card. Hope you like it x

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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Nordic Christmas

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA quick post today. This is a 9 inch Kraft bag that I have decorated with some Kanban “Nordic Christmas”. I have left the tag I made, free hanging, but it could be fixed down or alternatively used as a topper to decorate a Christmas card. I love the colours in this collection – very Nordic, fresh and slightly resembling Cross Stitch. Hope you like it x

 

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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Evergreen Wreath

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 7 x 7 card made recently with the Kanban “Evergreen” paper pad. The pad has a couple of pages with these lovely leaves in ready to cut out and I thought they were just begging to be made into a wreath – so this is the result. I hope you like it x

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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50 Golden Years

A 50th Anniversary card made using Kanban “Golden Anniversary” from the “All Occasion Kit” for the gardener at work to give to his wife.I used “Glossy Accents” on top of the bottle and glasses to make them shine. He said that he hadn’t given her a card for the last 30 years so she would be very surprised. They were both delighted with it. I would hope that my husband never stops giving me cards xImage

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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