Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Lavender Rose Revisited :-)

Hi everybody!
With Christmas coming, I should really be making some more Christmas cards but as always the Lavender Rose pulled me back in. So here is a couple of this week's makes which are also my Design Team cards for this week. Hope you've all been watching Create and Craft and ordering Kanban's beautiful "Bella Italiano" kit. Hopefully mine should be with me in the next few days. I can't wait! It's such a beautiful kit and the artwork and designs are so different to anything else that's around at the moment.
Anyway, on to this week's cards...
This card was made using the following; Background - Damask, Cashmere (CRD9714), Lavender Postcards Topper (900753), Lavender Accents embelishment (900781), Lavender Rose sentiment (900750). Plus pink and purple cardstock (LR extra cardstock)

Belle Epoque - Violet (Background card, YJCRD002), Butterflies on Lavender topper (900749), LR Sentiments (900750), LR Small Toppers (900755) and Parisian tags - small hearts and butterflies (900780) Plus, Kanban's extra glitter metallic cardstock (stripes, small gingham and matt silver)

Slightly different view of the above card
Hope you like :-)
Hopefully, my next post will be of cards made using the brand new Bella Italiano kit :-)

Happy crafting all,
Lots of love and hugs, Toni-Marie xxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

This Week's DT Work... Pt. II

Hello again,
Thought I would save this little number til last as it's my ultimate favourite! Those of you that know me will be aware that it is extremely unlike me to actually be happy with my work, but this one really was a labour of love. I hope you like it as much as I do. Any comments gratefully received :-)
Closed view, I adore this piece of acetate

Oooo, the ribbon's untied...


A closer look at the inside of the card itself

...and finally, an extreme close up in order to show you the dimension, detail and verse
As with the previous post, this card was made with the beautiful Bloomingdale kit from the ever amazing Kanban! Below you will find the product codes and descriptions for the elements used from the Bloomingdale kit and other Kanban goodies.
Carte Postale - Birds (PCT1951)
Vintage Butterflies - Aqua (CRD1516)
Beautiful Accents Toppers (PCT1957)
Chelsea Elements (PCT1950)
The Textile Collection - Victoriana - Acetate
Also using,
Kanban Metallic pink cardstock
Kanban assorted toppers
Kanban's white Maribou feathers
Kanban's "Chinese Proverb" stamp

As always, I really hope you like my new card. Until next time, take care and happy crafting!

Lots of love
Toni-Marie xxx

New Week, New DT Work for Kanban!

Hi all,
This week saw the arrival of my exciting new kit from Kanban, called Bloomingdale, which is now, alongside Lavender Rose, one of my new favourites! :-)
To any of you that were lucky enough to make it to the NEC Birmingham last week, I hope you had a wonderful time and got plenty of goodies from Kanban's new retail division, Crafted by You (Stand C16!). I'm sure anything you got will provide hours of fun :-)
These are my very first makes using the Bloomingdale kit, and this card has turned out to be my Dad's favourite!

Made using, Scrolls and Calligraphy (CRD1514), Bird (PCT1950), Metallic blue cardstock, Kanban quilling flowers plus dies and Distress Inks

Kanban micro gingham cardstock, plus Centura Pearl cardstock and an assortment of embellishments and lace

Cardstock pack MIR 1274 - guilded silhouette - green, Carte Postale - birds (PCT1951), Chelsea elements (PCT1950), Beautiful Accents (PCT1957)

Hope you enjoy my new additions to the collection as much as I enjoyed working with it!

Love Toni-Marie xxx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

NEC Birmingham!!!!

Hello all, hope you are all well and keeping warm today!! plenty of cups of tea needed me thinks!! :-)
 Just to let you all know, should any of you be lucky enough to make it to the NEC Birmingham this week, the new and exciting retail division named "crafted by you" of the amazing kanban WILL be there!! You will find them at stand c16, where you are sure to recieve a warm welcome from all the lovely, talented people there!! There will be cards on display from the design time (including myself) and plenty of goodies to get your crafty juices flowing!! so make sure to take plenty of pennies with you because trust me, you are going to want it all!!!!!!
 Most of all, have fun and take full advantage of this fantastic event!!

Lots of love
Toni-Marie xxxxxx

Monday, 5 November 2012

My First Post as a Kanban DT :-)

Hi all,
Today's post is my first four designs for Kanban as part of their Design Team. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. Hope you're all well and keeping warm in this frosty weather!
Vintage Tapestry, made using Kanban Gold Flourish and Flowers background, toppers (901007) and Kanban Best Wishes greeting.

Kanban's Christmas Cutie collection. Double twist easel using 900726, 900729 and 900730

Kanban's Christmas Cuties. Using glitter card from Kanban selection card box, 900371, 900727 and 900724

Kanban's Christmas Cuties. This one using 900734, 900728, 900724 and 900735
As you can see, finally I've gotten into the festive spirit and started my Christmas cards! :-) I really enjoyed working with the Kanban Christmas Cuties collection as it has something for everyone. It's bright, cheery and fun! In my opinion, it would be an absolute delight for any crafter to work with as the possibilities are endless and lends itself to all abilities.

See you soon!

Toni-Marie xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Kanban Delight!!!!

As it has now been made official, it is my complete honour to announce that i have been selected to be a design team member for (in my opinion) the very best of craft companies... KANBAN!!! As you can imagine, i am over the moon!! Especially as the standard of competition was exceptionally high!! You only have to visit the "we love kanban" facebook page to see the level of talent thats out there!!!
I would just like to say a huge thank you for this wonderful opportunity and i only hope i can live up to the amazing quality, with my designs, which kanban always brings us with its kits!!

lots of crafty loving hugz,

Toni-Marie!!!   xxxxxxxxxx