Monday, 28 January 2013

The language of macho flowers!!! xxxx

Well hello there all!!
 Thank goodness this snow has all but disappeared!! Having said that, im in doors crafting the majority of the time at the moment!! Speaking of which, here are 2 of my makes for the gorgeousness that is KANBAN!!  :-)  The first card is made using "so macho" kit and the 2nd card is made using the new kit from kanban called "The language of flowers". Thus leading me to come up with the title of this weeks post!! The new kit is a real must buy.. full of beautiful water coloured flowers, descriptions of flowers and sentiments that say all of those beautiful things you would love to say to your loved ones but just cant find the words yourself!!!
 Now, onto my favourite part.... The cards......!!!!!!!!!

This card is made using the so macho kit and is seriously fantastic for the men in your life!!
Here i have used..  901151 - Grunge Splatters (BG) and 901149 - Extreme sports (Toppers!) Together with some brightly coloured cardstock!! The embellishment on the lower left is actually a mysterious object that i found in the ashes of our home fire. I never did manage to identify it, but a few spritzes of cosmic shimmer mists, embossing powders and peices of thread later, I had come up with quite an interesting addition to this whacky looking card!!  :)

This simple but effective card was made using the new, previously mentioned, Language of flowers kit!! It really is a beautiful kit!! This card simply used 901105 - Water colour in bloom (Topper) Along with some paper from the bella italiano kit, kanban mirri card and last but by no means least Rainbow roses (also by kanban!!)

Well, I really hope you like this weeks additions to my blog, Im sure you will tell me if not!! hehe!! Again, a masive thank you for taking the time to have a look at my makes. Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish!!
Best wishes and Kanban Kisses to you all!!!!!!!  ;)

Lots of Love,
Toni - Marie xxxxxxx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Not the Norm!!!!! :) xxx

Watchya folks!!
How ya diddling??
What about this snow ay?? I cant believe it!! If only we could have had this at christmas!! HoHum!! Such is life!!
Now, for this weeks design team cards for the fabtastic kanban, I have made two cards that i would usually avoid making... "Male" And "Cute"!! Purely beacuse i struggle for ideas for them both!! However, although i wouldnt say these are my favourite makes, i dont think they've turned out too bad at all!!  xxx
This male card was made using the following Kanban products... 900315 - pebbles on the shore (BG), 900818 - Master Gardener (topper), 900829 - 100% Tags and finally silver mirri card!!!

This card was made from Kanbans PCT9229 - 'Mollie with bow' (toppers sheet), sugar swirls glitter card, pink micro gingham, and gold mirri!!!

As i said before, these are not my usual style of cards as i like to make 'pretty pretty' or 'distressed' looking cards, However, i really enjoyed making these two and hope you like them too!!
Make sure you all keep warm and take care on those slippery roads/pavements!!
Lots of love
Toni - Marie   xxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Blooming Lavender Rose 2!! xxx

Hello All!!!  As the post title suggests, this weeks cards are made using kanbans 'Bloomingdale' kit and 'Lavender Rose 2' kit!!! Which as ive mentioned before, are 2 of my ultimate favourites!!  :)
 Anyway, i wont bore you any further with my waffle. Lets get straight to the best bit... The cards!!  xxx

This little number was made using the bloomingdale kit. Items used were.. PCT1549 brown gates cottages (topper) CRD1509 scattered rosebuds (BG) pink textured mirri, PCT1957 beautiful accents, PCT1950 chelsea elements.

Inside view of the above card!!
This card was made using the Kanban 'Lavender Rose 2' kit. Items used were... 901386 everythings rosy (topper), 901393 floral sentiments, 901411 floral newsprint (BG) and 901390 rose embellishments (butterfly).
This little number is an added extra for this week as it isnt one of my design team cards.
Having never been brave enough to attempt selling my cards, i was actually approached this week to make a card for someone special!!
 It took me quite alot longer to make this card than it would usually as i was so nervous making it, knowing that someone was going to be paying for it and knowing its for such a special occasion.
 It turned out i need not have worried as the lady was more than happy with it!!
 Maybe this could be the satrt of me taking the next steps with my crafting and actually looking into selling my cards on a regular basis. who knows!?! watch this space!!  :)

I hope you are all well and keeping nice and warm!! I recommend plenty of tea/coffee and chocolate/cake!!  :)
Take care!!
Lots of love,
Toni - Marie   xxxxxxx  

Monday, 7 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013!!!!!

Well hello there people! long time no post!! hope you all had the best of christmass and have an even better new year!!! For christmas i was lucky enough to have received crazy amounts of new crafting goodies from my amazing mama and papa!! so a massive thank you to them first of all!!
two of the gorgeous items they treated me to were the "safari boutique" and "british tea party" kits from the ever amazing KANBAN!!!! So lets get to the best bit, here are my first design team makes of the year.....................

This patriotic card was made using the fantastic Kanban "british tea party" kit which i cant get enough of at the moment!! I used ...  Navy textured cardstock, 900191 - union stripes, 900168 - Brittania heart toppers, 900177 - keep calm signs (sentiment).

This card was made using the Kanban "Safari Boutique" kit, another of my favourites at the mo!!! I used PCT2226 - Safari Boutique - scarlet (topper 1) and PCT2229 Safari Boutique - Union Jack (topper).

I hope you like the new makes and i look forward to spending 2013 making many more!! Lastly, i hope you have all been watching create and craft (sky 671) today as KANBAN have a brand new kit up for grabs and i can tell you now, it is A-MAAAAAZING!!! You're really going to fall in love with it!!!
 Anyway, thats enough for now, I shall be back next week with more new makes for you!!

 Lots of Love and Crafty Cuddles!!!

Toni-Marie xxxxxxx