Thursday, 21 March 2013

Kanban style


8"x8" square card - Metallic Collection. 
Can be personalised free
Free p&p
£4.50

The colour textile collection brocade vinea background card - MRI9862

The colour textile collection floral frames & toppers - PCT9778

Black card

Apollo textile collection (no code)

Roses stamp STAMP04

Black spider web

Blue dew drops

Non Kanban items :
   American Crafts black organza ribbon 

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DL card - metallic collection
Can be personalised free
Free p&p
£2.50

The colour textile collection tudor - MIR9877

The colour textile collection sentiment toppers - PCT9785

Lilac spider web

Non Kanban:
   Bazzill Basics pink card
   American Crafts white ribbon, coloured lilac 
   Craftwork cards purple mirri card candi

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A5 card
Can be personalised free
Free p&p
£4.00

Chocolate butterflies papercraft topper - 901006

Latte roses background card - 901026

Rose & Ivy stamp - 902210

Ivory spider web

Non Kanban:
   Bassill Basics light brown card
   3 kings ribbon twine
   Vintage photo distress ink

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Here are a few other cards made tonight using the Metallic collection -


6"x6" Easel card 
£2.50

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6"x6" card
£2.50

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A5 card - Card base is made from Acetate not card
£4.00

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Hope you like what i have made and feel free to leave any comments .

Craig x


Kanban Design Team - The Aftermath

Good evening, Just a quick blog post before i go and upload my makes i have made.
 Another lovely snow day, i do love the winter but even im getting sick and tired and want the sun to come out on a daily basis. Cant wait to be able to sit in Card Creations with no heater on and the door constantly open. 
  Despite the Kanban DT being no more,theres still many hundreds of thousands of crafters out there who will continue to adore Kanban. Like my self they will have so many Kanban collections in their craft room so i have created this folder where i will continue to every now again post card Samples with the product codes. I know it may not be possible to track down the actually product but theres a very strong change alot of crafters will have the products i use. I hope this will still continue to be of use to all my kanban followers. 
 will go post some samples.

Night all

CL

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Nearly Monday Again.

Evening everyone.
 
I hope you have all had a great weekend and been able to relax and craft. It will of been a week ago tomorrow since the news broke that unfortunately Kanban Crafts had gone in to administration. Certainly in the crafting world its left everyone in a bit of a daze. Especially all of us in the Design Team, not to mention all the lovely staff at head office who has lost their jobs. Because of this, many of us have gone back and looked at all the early collections we have, some dating 5/6 years. As soon as I came across this metallic collection earlier tonight, I had to dig it out and make some samples. I Loved this collection when it was released and I now remember why. These photos don't do the cards justice. The metallic sheen is so....well, metallic. not to mention how smooth it is. It also has a raised embossed textured feel on certain areas. Here are 3 samples I have made -
 
This is a DL sized card. The background image is matted and layered onto red mirri card aswell as the sentiments and border. Have added a red bow (I had no red ribbon left so I took a piece of white ribbon and coloured it using my promarkers. Also added a few red gems.
 
 
 
This A5 card is actually the 1st card I made tonight, I seemed to have a lot of blue stock left in the box, I don't know why as just by matting and layering it onto piece of dark blue Bazzill Basics card and wrapped white organza ribbon round the sides really makes it a stunning and elegant card. Just by adding a few extra touches such as the die cut swirls and a few clear gems just gives it that extra finishing touch.
 
 
This 3rd card is my favourite of the night, I have made it the same way I have made the previous A5 card but this one is an 8x8 square card, which is my favourite size at the moment. The only 2 differences are I have matted and layered the sentiments/toppers onto both dark blue Bazzill basics card and then onto Silver mirri card, then on the background I have added a small piece of white spider web just to give it a textured feel aswell as the smooth feel at the side.


 
I hope you like what you have seen and continue to come back and view more of my makes. I will be over time posting card makes using stock from all different companies from Crafters Companion, My Craft Studio, Joanna Sheen all to name a few. Also keep an eye out for what I consider a bad work in y crafting vocabulary - Hunkydory. Its no secret im not a big fan of the company or the quality however I do have a couple of old blockbuster collections that are sitting near enough unopened. So my plan is to make and sell these cards at special low cost prices.
 
 
Just catching up on a few things then it will be bed for me as up early for work then plenty to do in Card Creations. Quickly, talking of Card Creations, if your ever across on Facebook, please head over to my Facebook page where i upload majority of the cards I make.
 
 
Hope you have a good Monday and blog soon.
 
 
Craig xx


Monday, 11 March 2013

Good morning

Well good morning from a freezing cold Carnoustie. Least the snow is melted for now. Hopefully that's it gone for this year a I want spring to hurry up so I can get crafting with my craft door open as my craft room is in the garden. In saying that, Easter isn't far and we have spent one Easter rolling our eggs in the snow. I know hard to believe but its true, we actually didn't roll out eggs as my little cousin lost her egg as she couldn't find it in the snow.
What's everyone crafting with? I have just this min ordered new stamps from indigo blu so I'm dying for them to arrive. Have samples to make for Stephanie Weightman using a couple of her dies. They are stunning and need to get started. Like many crafters, I purchased the brand new collection of bamboo the panda from crafters companion so was having a wee play last night. I will attach a pic of an 8x8 card that I made last night. But then iv been going through a stamping phase aswell, well its not a phase, its something I'm really going to concentrate on as I purchased the whole collection of spectrum noir pens before Christmas so I want to get better at my colouring. To be fair I'm going through a "anything goes" phase where I'm using some of everything as iv also been using cd roms too. It's been fun to play in all different areas.
I couldn't end without mentioning again the unfortunate loss of a great craft company - Kanban. You will of seen from my post yesterday aswell as my card creations page - www.facebook.com/craigscardcreations that Kanban has now gone into admonition. Kanban was the first item I seen on a craft show and was the first item I bough. It's constantly been my no1 company and would purchase everything from card, collections to gems & embellishments. Love them & they will be missed by myself as being on their design team aswell as many other crafters out there.
Have a good day & blog soon :-)

Xx


Kanban

The Director's of Kanban Crafts http://www.kanbancrafts.com/uk/index.php are sad to report the closure of the business. They would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to all their customers for their support and loyalty over the years. On a personal note, from the design team we would like to wish Karen and Keith lots of love and thank you for the opportunity you gave us all as part of your fantastic team. We wish you good luck and success in the future. Love from the Kanban Design Team XXX We would also like to add that unfortunately the challenge is also closed too. Thank you for those that had already participated and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. XXX

Monday, 4 March 2013

Kanban challenge

morning all.
if your a fan of challenges & a fan of kanban then head over to the Kanban blog where you will have the chance of winning some Kanban goodies. it will be a different theme each time. This theme this month for the first challenge is 'anything goes'- so have fun & make what ever you like with Kanban goodies.
This is my entry using the equine elegance collection.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

TMNT Theme card

Was asked to make a card for a year old boy who loves the ninja turtles.

Tangled Themed card

Was asked to make a card with the princess from Tangled. Using card from the Sugar Buttons range.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Kanban DT card

7"x5" (slightly bigger than A6)
"it's a dogs life"
Can be personalised
£2.50
Free p&p if posting

Grey & green checks background card - 901999

Image from "it's a dogs life" paper pad - 901806

With love dogs sentiment - 901805

Pearls - PRL3MM & PRL5MM

Foam pads - FOAM3

*Non Kanban
Bazzill basics - green card
Bazzill basics - tan card
Cream ribbon - hobbycraft

Kanban DT card

DL card "it's a dogs life"
Can be personalised
£2.50
Free p&p if sending

Page from "its a dogs life" paper pad - 901806

Dog stamp toppers & sentiment - 901792

Pearls - PRL3MM

Foam pads - FOAM3

*Non Kanban
Bazzill basics - Green card

Kanban DT card

8"x8" "it's a dogs life"
Can be personalised
£4.50
free p&p if sending

Grey & green checks background card - 901999

Lovely Labradors topper & Sentiment - 901791

With love dogs sentiment - 901805

Gold Mirri - A4MRGO

Ivory spider web

Foam pads - FOAM3

*Non Kanban
Craftwork cards - gold card candi
Bazzill basics - green card
Silver jump rings - eBay

Kanban DT cards

A5 "it's a dogs life"
Can be personalised
£4.00
Free p&p if posting

A4 page from "it's a dogs life" paper pad - 901806

Good boy toppers - 901794

With love dogs sentiment - 901805

Ivory spider web

Gold Mirri - A4MRGO

Ivory dew drops

Foam pads - FOAM3

* Non Kanban
Bazzill basics - brown card