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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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Thoughts of Summer

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA tag I’ve made using the Aspire Crafts “Cut and Colour” Collection. It has all been coloured using distress inks – Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door. I love the flexibility of this collection as it looks so elegant left in its natural state – white with foiling, or coloured with the many different mediums available x

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Aspire Crafts / Kanban

 

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Red, White and Blue

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe card I made for my Daughter-in-laws Birthday this year. It is an 8 x 8 card made using the “Kitsch” Collection. I think the blue, white and red half of this collection is so bright, clean and contemporary, and I love the range of cards etc that can be made with it. Some of the elements on the card were already die-cut, some I cut free hand and some I cut out using my Grand Calibur machine. I was very happy with the card and so was my Daughter-in-law, and I hope you like it too x

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Craftwork Cards

 

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A Good read recyled

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used an old book to make this with. The pages are turned in on themselves – I just took handfuls of pages by eye, no specific amount – and put a thin layer of glue over the top and bottom of the book to make it a solid odject before decorating. The flowers and butterflies I used to decorate the book are white, foiled and die-cut butterflies and flowers from “Aspire Crafts”. I’ve used various shades of Distress Inks to colour them, before fixing them to the book with “Pinflair Glue and added a few gems to finish. I really enjoyed making this and love the end result. Hope you do too x

 

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Kusudama Flowers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA few Kusudama flowers that I made today for a project at work. I made a few more later on, but it was too dark to take another photo. They are easy to make and if you would like to make some of your own, then there are lots of instructions and video’s on the internet for you to follow x

 

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Happy 60th

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn 8 x 8 card made for my friend Ann’s 60th Birthday.I used Craftwork Cards “Kitsch” Collection – a collection I really like because it is so versatile and very cheerful.  Hope you like it x

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Craftwork Cards

 

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