Monday, 27 August 2012


Hi all , time for challenge #134 from  Kaboodle Doodles ,   this weeks sponsor for the challenge is Crop Stop who have kindly given a pize of a $10 voucher to use on their website for the winner . The theme for this weeks challenge is "A special tribute to somebody older in our lives - perhaps retiring.
Here is my DT card for the challenge.

I have used an image from Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit CD ROM, and mounted it onto boat paper, and then added some string and a sentiment.
Please pop over to the Kanboodle Doodles Blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with.
                                                                                Happy Crafting xxxx

Beside the Sea

Hi all, here are this weeks DT cards for Kanban. My inspiration for this week has been the seaside. My hubby has been home for the last couple of weeks so we have taken the kids to the seaside a few times, when the weather has been nice of course !!!!

All the cards and projects have been made using the BESIDE THE SEA COLLECTION.

The first card has been made using Beside the Sea Papercraft Toppers 900294 and a bit of ribbon.

For this card, I made a base card from acetate, then added the toppers fro the Beside the Sea sheet 900294, and added some beach hut ribbon that I had.

Lastly I made a small box from acetate, fastened together with brads and then some ribbon wrapped round both the bottom and lid of the box. I then used some toppers from the Life's a Beach sheet 900298 and the Seashell Sentiment sheet 900300. I then just added some shells in for decoration.

Thanks xx

Monday, 20 August 2012

Great Britain Crafting

Hi all for my second post of the day. This post's theme is Great Britain !! On Saturday my daughter and I went to The Great British Craft Festival. Despite what a lot of people have said about it, we had a good time, the only time we queued was for the free goody bag, and then went we got it the Hunkydory staff were also kind enough to give Hannah one. Yes there were glitches and it was very hot and busy, but we still enjoyed it. Hannah's best moment was getting to meet the lovely Nigel May, he gave her his autograph and took the time to talk to her, which was really nice. Here is her picture with him.

The only thing that we were really disappointed with , especially Hannah , was the amount of crafters who thought nothing of pushing in front of her or banging into her, a few nice ones apologised but on the whole the others didn't, even when she was patiently waiting to get her autograph from Nigel, two ladies pushed in the queue in front of her. If she had done that she would have been told she was rude and had no manners. But this picture made her day.

Anyway after going to the festival I decided this weeks Kanban DT cards should be British , so I have made three from the COOL BRITANNIA collection.

Happy crafting xxxx

Thankyou !

Hi all, this weeks challenge #133 over at Kaboodle Doodles  is for Thankyou cards or people you especially want to thank, it could even be your boss or co-worker.
Here is my card which has been made using one of the sponsor's images.

The sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads and they have kindly donated a prize of a $10 voucher for downloads.

So why not pop over to the Challenge Blog for Kaboodle Doodles and see what the Design Team have created, and we look forward to seeing you join our challenge.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Book time !

Hi all, a quick post today just to blog my DT cards fro Kanban. I had a kind of a bookmaking theme with both these projects as you will see. I would also like to say a big thankyou to you all for reading my blog and all the lovely comments that you leave for me. I haven't been able to get round everyones blogs at the moment, kids are keeping me busy but as soon as I'm able I will be catching up to see what you have all been creating.

This 1st project has been made with various elements of the All Wrapped Up Collection.

This 2nd project has been made using London Kraft 900193,Westminster Red 900194, London Skyline 900198, London Icons-On Parade 900179, Red and blue card, White swiss dots card and some Ribbon.

Happy crafting xxx

Monday, 13 August 2012


Hi this weeks challenge over on the  Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog  is    " All about friendship or Best Friends Day". Challenge #132 has been kindly sponsored by   Digital Delights , with the winning entry receiving a $5 voucher.

So why not pop over and join in the challenge and while you are there check out the design teams cards and projects for some inspiration.

Here is my DT card for the challenge.

To make this card I used distress ink for the base and then stamped the grass and flowers/plants over the top in black. I then finished with the word "friend" and added a ribbon . I hope this gives you some thoughts. xx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Happy Days

Good afternoon all, I've been having a play with some of the new Happy Days range from Docrafts , I had bought a paper pad, some of the bloomer flowers, embroidered brads and the bottle tops. The colours are great ranging from vibrant to subtle, with images of sewing and crafting to cars, so they suit anyone, although the cherry images are among my favourites.

The first project I made with the papers was some decorated pegs , which I then added a magnetic strip to, to turn them into fridge magnets.

The bottle tops and bloomers are all great and you can mix and match the colours.

Then I made an 8x8 card using the papers and some of the journaling notes and the brads and some bloomers from some of the other Docrafts range of colours.

I covered this card with four different papers and then did some faux stitching to join them all.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzy

Good afternoon all , have had a bit of time to craft this week so here are a few of my cards.
The first card I have made has been made using Core'dinations card as both the base card and all the embellishments.

The torn paper and the flowers have been made using Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection. To make the flowers I punched out six scalloped circles, before fastening them together with a brad, I scrunched them up and then sanded them down a bit. Then once I had fastened them together with a brad, I then scrunched them up again layer by layer so that the shape became like a flower bud, and then I slowly unpeeled them a bit to form a flower shape. I also tore the leaves from the cardstock and folded them over a bit to make lines like a vein, and then sanded them too. These were all adhered to a die cut scalloped circle, which was mounted onto a larger die cut scalloped circle. I added some torn and sanded cardstock to the left side, added a ribbon to the spine of the card and then finished off by stamping a sentiment onto opposite corners of the card.

This next card has been made using a Hunkydory kit, everything is die cut for you , it's just a case of deciding what you would like your layout to be.


The border that is on the inside of the card, was cut from the actual card base, I thought it would give it a bit more interest if it was added to the inside. Then I used a die cut cardstock ribbon which I added the sentiment on top of, I added the main image to the centre and then added the bunting which was mounted on foam pads with the string secured underneath.

The third card was a card I made for my mum, who wanted to give it to a friend.

I used a pre-scored base card, which I added a sentiment to. I took some pink card and stamped some Kanban roses on to it, which were then coloured with Pro Markers, then some ribbon was added to the side before mounting it onto another piece of card, and then mounted onto the base card. I then added a die cut butterfly to finish.

More good news !

Hi everyone, more good news this week, Emma over on Emma's Cards UK has picked me as one of her Design Team Members for the Crafty Challenge that she runs monthly. This months challenge has been sponsored by Crafty Individuals and they have kindly donated a prize which you can see over on the Challenge blog.

This months challenge #7 has the theme of "Silhouette".
Your project should contain a silhouette but it doesn't have to be a card, it could be a scrapbook page or anything you want.

So have a pop over and see what the DT have made to give you some inspiration.

Here is my DT card xx

Monday, 6 August 2012

It's our Sister's Day

Good afternoon all, this weeks challenge over on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog  is It's Our Sister's Day, this is challenge #131 , this weeks sponsor is The Stamping Boutique  .  Here is my card that I made to give you some inspiration for this weeks challenge.

Please pop on over to the challenge blog to see some more inspiration from my fellow design team members, and why not enter the challenge yourselves xx

Quick Monday post

Hi all, just a quick Kanban post this morning, here are this weeks DT cards.

This was made using Ornate Flourish Milk Chocolate small torn edge toppers PCT2330
Delightful Decoupage PCT2302
Bloomsbury paper pad
Victorianna Embelishments PCT1912
Victorianna Ribbons PCT1892
Kanban Butterflies.

The next was made using Floral tea Party Toppers PCT1936
Purple Mirri card
Flower Embellishments.

Last one has been made using Kanban Shaped card
Safari Anniversary PCT1401
Animal Print - Leopard CRD1210

Hope you are all having a good day, I will be back later with another post xxx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Wow what a week !!!!!!

Wow what a week it has been, and we are only on Wednesday. Monday was the reveal for my new DT post on Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog and then yesterday over on Ideal World, and Create and Craft today, the Kanabn DT were lucky enough to have our samples displayed on air fro the Kanban Pick Of The Day !!!! What a buzz to see your own work displayed on tv !!!!
Anyway here are some of my samples that I had made for the Pick Of The Day, One Christmas Night.




Also here are my DT cards for the week, made from the Beside The Sea Collection, All Wrapped Up Collection and then the last one is made with some toppers and butterflies.

Seashell sentiments 900300
Beside the sea 900294
Seaside Holiday 900297
Powder blue swiss dots card

Christmas lights 900091
Christmas green background card 900108
Gold mirri
Decorative acetate.

Kandi Core small Ivory roses torn edge toppers PCT2321
Silver mirri
White Butterflies- Blue CRD1519
Kanban Butterflies.