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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas opening times

Just in case you were going to venture over to the shop. Should you wish to order online, I would do it as soon as possible so the girls and boys in the packing department can get them to you  before Christmas.

Bye for now. x

Kanban news

Did you catch the Blooming Marvellous show this morning on Create and Craft with Keith and Dean? If not, it is available on catch up now here. It's a lovely kit and has everything you need to make gorgeous cards, especially if you are in a hurry! Also, if you like decoupage, there are plenty of lovely images which can be built up with foam pads.

You can see the lovely samples made by the Design Team on the Pinterest board dedicated to the Blooming Marvellous kit.

So onto the Kanban new item #2

There is a special offer over at Aspire Crafts which you can't afford to miss!
You are getting six, yes six, sets of gorgeous Sugar Buttons Prince/Princess A6 acrylic stamps and they are reduced from £31.50 to just £10.00. (Contents may vary).

And finally for this 'news letter'
As the poster says, Kanban are opening a new factory shop. The address will still be Aspire Crafts, 2nd Floor New Mill, Wellington Mills,Quebec Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9AS but they are moving down to the floor below. The offices and production will still operate from the top floor of the building but the outlet shop will take over the whole of the first floor. I will bring you more news as I get it so please keep popping back!.

Till next time, thanks for dropping in.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Kanban Christmas 2

Here is another gorgeous Christmas card from one of the members of the Kanban Facebook group, For The Love Of Kanban and this time the cards are made by Fiona Henderson.
Aren't these Wobblers just so cute? 
This next card is also from Tracey C from the Design Team

and this one is by Laney
Thanks Ladies, your cards are fabulous!
Back soon :) x

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Create and Craft

The Four Day Deal launches at 6.00 pm and it's one not to be missed! Featuring the Kanban Kaleidoscope of Colour bumper bundle, the collection provides a fabulous rainbow mix to create stunning crafts for all occasions.

To get your hands on this plus a range of other crafting essentials at unbeatable prices, join Martyn and the gang at 6.00 pm . See you there! http://bit.ly/1l7XUxm

Four Day Deal

Just to remind everyone that Kanban have a Four Day Deal starting on Create and Craft today with shows at 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm and both shows are with Martyn Parker. There are lots of lovely card packs

Rainbow Rays
Scenic Vistas
Silver mirri card
There is all different card packs offered this weekend so there should be plenty for everyone. Try to tune in to see what the Terrible Twins are up to on the shows without having Sue or Denise there to make sure they behave!!

Thanks for dropping by, take care xx

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Kanban Christmas

I will be bringing you an assortment of Christmas cards in the run up to 'the big day' not only from the design team but also by our super talented members of the Kanban and Aspire Facebook groups. If you would like to see what happens in our little (or not so little now) groups then pop over to the groups and ask to join, it's as easy as that!

So our fist member card is a real cutie from Claire Long and is made from the Cute Christmas kit

and the design team cards today are made by Tracey C
Thanks ladies, back soon. x

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Pinch and a punch!

This month I'm going to feature Christmas cards from the members of the Kanban Facebook groups, For The Love Of Kanban and Aspiring Crafters, as well as the Kanban Design Team and the first up is Judith from the DT!

Thanks Judith, they are lovely :)

Please don't forget that Keith will be on TV this weekend, starting on Thursday with a super 4 Day  Deal show , with Martyn Parker and they are on at 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm on Create and Craft. They promise to be superb shows

Back soon, thanks for dropping by. :) x

Saturday, 28 November 2015


Good afternoon, I hope you are all ok. What a muppet I am. I sat last Sunday evening before I went to bed (well it was probably nearer 2 o'clock on Monday morning!!) and compiled this post and forgot to publish it, ha ha. I thought I would do it quickly now then in a while I shall show you some of the Blooming Marvellous DT makes from this morning's show. I'm going to dash for now because Sue and Keith have just started another Blooming Marvellous Weekender show on Create and Craft. See you in a while.

Hi everyone, so as I mentioned yesterday, Sue and Keith are showcasing yet another new kit on Create and Craft tomorrow. This one is called Kensington and it is stunning, all golds and creams and black....gorgeous! The programmes are on at 11.00 am and 7.00 pm.

Here are a couple of ideas to whet your appetites :).These first two pictures are of the main kit

 The next picture is of the 8" x 8" paper pad which is brilliant as a stand alone pad but it works fabulously with the main kit. 
Also available is the lovely pack of foiled and embossed card stock!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sneaky peek :)

Afternoon everyone, I hope you are having a lovely Sunday despite the usual gloomy weather for this time of year in the UK!

We have two new shows, with a beautiful kit from Kanban, for you on Create and Craft on Tuesday 24th November and they are at 11 o'clock in the morning with Rachel Pierman and at 7 o'clock in the evening with Dean Wilson

And a couple of those peeks I mentioned ;) ........

There you are, I hope you will be able to drop in and spend a couple of hours in the company of Sue and Keith.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Back soon xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Design Team samples

Did you watch the show at eight o'clock this morning on Create and Craft? Denise, Keith and Howard were all brilliant and the Kanban stock was selling fast. Did you manage to order what you wanted? I got the assorted blank card and two packs of kraft card and used my £10 off membership discount code :)

So onto the samples



Debby T

Me (Jackie)



Tracey B
and finally for now.
 Tracey C
I hope you like our samples and they give you just a little inspiration. Please don't forget to pop back to Create and Craft at 1.00 pm and join Denise and Keith wth Dean!! Take care and Happy Crafting :) x

Hobbies & Interests

Don't forget to join Denise and Keith on Create and Craft tomorrow with the brand new Hobbies and Interests kit from Kanban, the shows are on at 8.00 am and 1.00 pm. This is the kit and I can honestly say that there is loads of it and it covers a lot of different hobbies and interests (really lol). There are also plenty of add ons to be had which can be used to enhance the main kit.

A couple of sneaky peeks of samples Denise will be making on the show

and don't forget that if you email into the show at studio@createandcraft.tv, to say hi, your email will be put into the cup of chance and you may just win one of the lovely cards that Denise makes on the show! Good luck.

I'll be back tomorrow with a little inspiration from the Design Team. Till then, thanks for dropping by. x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

What am I?

Good afternoon on this thoroughly miserable Sunday afternoon. It's the perfect weather for being locked in a craft room :)

I've just dropped by to let you know about a couple of new shows which will be on the air on Create and Craft on Tuesday 17th November. This time it will be Denise who will be trying to keep Keith under control as she demos a super new kit at 8.00 am with Howard (I haven't seen him for a while) and at 1.00 pm with Dean (!) (good luck with this one Denise:))
So, I have a little challenge for you all. Tell me what you think the subject of this kit might be, or even the title ;), and I will send the first person who gets the nearest correct answer a little Kanban gift from my own collection. The challenge will close at 10.00 pm tonight and I wish you all good luck! 

See you later x

Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Natural World

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend (despite our awful weather here in the UK!)

I have a quick newsflash for you all....there is a new episode of the Keith Smith and Martyn Parker show airing on Create and Craft at one o'clock tomorrow lunch time (UK time) and if previous shows are anything to go by, it should be brilliant :). There might not be a lot of crafting done but it will certainly brighten your Sunday.

Keith will be demoing and presenting a kit that is so new none of the DT have had their grubby hands on it yet and the kit is called The Natural World Collection and it looks absolutely stunning (as do all of Kanban's products)
The kit contains:-
  • 20 x A4 sheets of foil and die cut toppers in assorted designs 300 gsm. (156 usable elements in total)
  • 20 x A4 sheets of luxury foiled card in assorted designs 240 gsm.
  • 20 x A4 sheets of designer card in assorted designs 300 gsm.
  • 20 x A4 sheets inserts in assorted designs 160 gsm
  • 20 x A4 sheets of designer scenic vista designs 160 gsm
  • 19 x A4 sheets of assorted colour Craft card 240 gsm
  • 1 x sheet of glitter card 240 gsm – approx. 28.5 cm x 20.5 cm
  • 20 x A4 sheets of assorted metallic 240 gsm craft card –(10 colours: 2 sheets of each)
The other kit being showcased tomorrow is The Woodland Friends kit. This is another fabulous kit which was released in October and was loved by the design team.
The contents of this kit are as follows:-
  • 1 x Kanban Woodland Friends Papercraft Collection:
    • 19 x Assorted A4 Woodland Friends Die-Cut Topper Sheets (300 gsm)
    • 1 x Metallic Foil Gold A4 Die-Cut Butterfly Elements Sheet (300 gsm)
    • 4 x A4 Sheets of Woodland Friends 3D Animal Die-Cut Decoupage (160 gsm)
    • 12 x Assorted A4 Designer Card Mats and Scenes ( )
    • 12 x Assorted A4 Designer Patterned Cards (300 gsm)
    • 16 x A4 Pre-Perforated Concertina Sheets - White (160 gsm)
    • 2 x Assorted Colour 150 mm Laser Cut Tree Silhouettes (240 gsm)
    • 8 x Assorted Square Aperture Frames - 4 Round, 4 Square (160 gsm)
    • 8 x Assorted A5 Aperture Frames - 4 Oval, 4 Oblong (160 gsm)
    • 8 x 148 mm x 148 mm White Square Creased Cards (300 gsm)
    • 8 x White A5 Creased Cards (300 gsm)
    • 8 x 155 Square White Envelopes (100 gsm)
    • 8 x C5 White Envelopes (100 gsm)
This kit has a dedicated Pinterest page, on which we hope to offer you some inspiration, entitled Kanban Woodland Friends kit which can be found here

Well, that's it for me today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back soon. x

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Aspire Crafts.....

.....the home of Kanban and so much more! Have you visited the shop web site recently? There are some super kits available and they are often on special offer, the latest one being Beside The Sea. This is offered at a cracking price of £14.99 with free p & p in the UK and it's a super kit especially for the males in your life :) There is a Pinterest page for the kit but we are just in the process of updating it!
Also, if you spend under £10.00 p & p is charged at £2.50 but if you spend over £10.00 p & p is free! These delivery details apply to the UK only.

In the mean time, I'd like to thank everyone for the continued support you are giving to the Kanban peeps. Keep popping back as I'll be back soon with news of more loveliness from Kanban towers!

Happy crafting :)

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

And finally....

.....the last few samples from the Design Team  made with the new Deco Ladies kit.

 Tracey B
Tracey C

Each time a kit from Kanban is released Sue sets up a Pinterest board so there is loads of inspiration to be found on there. There are more than 500 pins featuring an assortment of Kanban kits. We can be found on Facebook at Kanban Crafts and there is always the shop web site which can be found at Aspire Crafts so if you're looking for inspiration there is inspiration in abundance :)

Thanks for dropping by and we hope to see you soon.

Monday, 2 November 2015

More Deco Ladies part 2

Good morning, first of all I would like to welcome the Kanban fans from around the world, particularly those from the USA. Some of the Create and Craft shows are now simultaneously shown in the US on Create and Craft.com. We have a Facebook page should you need more inspiration or just want a chat then we would love to welcome you to For The Love Of Kanban

I hope by now that your lovely Kanban kits have started arriving from Create and Craft, I got my goodies yesterday so I will be having a crafty play later.

I have a couple more DT samples for you today and you will see, again, just how the kit does the thinking for you. The backing paper and card and the toppers just work so well together but you don't have to use the 'matching sets' of course, you don't even have to use the backing papers from this kit with the toppers. I love mixing bits from other Kanban kits to make my cards as they all work so well together.

Here are a few more samples from the DT.


Thanks for dropping by. Happy crafting :)

Sunday, 1 November 2015

More Deco Ladies

Hi from this miserable, foggy part of the country. Not very good to get up to on a Monday morning! I hope everyone is ok.

Did you get to see any of the shows on Friday and Saturday? Did you manage to order any goodies? I bought the cards and inserts set and they arrived this morning!! I ordered something else from C & C last week and there is no sign of it lol Also, did you know that you can still watch the programmes by going to the Create And Craft, click on the box with the date in it and just take the date back to 30th October or which ever demos you would like to see again. Then you need to find the program,me you were looking for just click on the small arrow between the programme ane and the presenter's name and Bob's your uncle lol

I've got some of the Deco Ladies DT samples from the show and they are fab.....we all really loved working with this kit.

Debbie J
 Debby T

I'll be back later with some more DT cards. Thanks for dropping by. Have a good day :)