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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Peacocks and Feathers

Hello and welcome.
Cheremane here with you today and Wow have I got something beautiful to share with you along with some exciting news.
Kanban are back on our screens
With a Brand New Weekender
Saturday 31st January 2015 at 9am
On Create & Craft
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The New collection is called
Peacocks and Feathers
The colour palette is stunning along with touches of elegant foiling.
A must have collection perfect for every occasion
Here's my first peek for you.
Here are the Create & Craft show times for you to join the fabulous
Keith & Sue
Saturday 31st January
9am - 12pm - 6pm
Sunday 1st February
11am - 2pm - 7pm
The team have been busy creating stunning samples to inspire you.
If you want to see some more sneaky peeks pop on over to the
Thanks for stopping by today.
 I really can't wait for you to see the collection, its not just a need its a must have.
Stay Safe & Happy Crafting till next time.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

January already

Good morning everyone - here we are at the start of another new year, so as this is my first post this year - Happy New Year!
I know it was a while ago but I thought I'd share some of my 'Lovely in Lace' makes from the last shows we did. It was lovely to join Keith and Sue to present and demo some of the Pick of the week.
What a gorgeous collection this was - I so enjoyed working with it. Here's a pic of myself and Martin in one of the shows
and here are some of my samples I did on the shows..this collection had such a beautiful soft colour palette.

This was a little scrapbook page I made by colouring in some of the flowers in red - I thought they were perfect for a poppy page.
I hope you've enjoyed a little look and keep your eyes peeled for a new collection coming soon!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Home Sweet Home

Hi all , today I am bring you one of my picture tutorials , I missed doing one in December unfortunately as I was so busy , but am back on track again now.

Today I am showing you how I made a Home Sweet Home hanging sign using the fabulous Bella Boutique collection.

  For this hanging sign , you need 3 MDF panels with holes in all 4 corners, card and elements from the Bella Boutique collection and some ribbon.

 Firstly draw round one of the MDF panels onto 3 coordinating pieces of card , carefully marking the holes in the corners. Cut out and punch out the holes.

Use a strong glue to secure the card onto the MDF.

 On the top panel I had used some card which had a row of houses along the bottom , I then cut 2 extra out , mounted on foam pads and adhered to 2 of the houses on the card to create a raised image.

 From the patchwork background card , I cut out the Home Sweet Home squares, mounted them on foam pads and adhered to the middle panel.

 On the bottom panel , I used some of the tree elements and also a larger house image.

 I then cut a length of coordinating ribbon , and threaded through the holes in the panels to hang them all together.

And here is the finished sign, an ideal gift for someone who has just moved.

I hoped you enjoyed my tutorial , another member of the Kanban team will be with you soon , and I will be here again in February with another tutorial for you.

Happy Crafting
Fran xx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Best Wishes for 2015

Its Sue here with our first blog of the year.

Hope this blog finds you all well and as it is our first blog post for 2015, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year with hope that it will bring you all Great Happiness.

I thought I would share a photo from the set at Create and Craft from our Pick of the Week - "Lovely in Lace" - which launched at the end of November. It was a very busy week and we hope that you were able to join us for some of the shows. If you bought this beautiful kit and would like to see lots of inspiration, just follow this link


to our "Lovely in Lace" inspiration board on Pinterest. There are over 100 ideas on the board for you. We also have lots of other boards on Pinterest using some of our other kits and shall be adding to them throughout the year

Life is very busy at Kanban HQ - working on ideas for new kits to bring you this year. We are also looking at planning in a "Make and Take" day at the factory, sometime in February. So watch this space for all our news and more information. Well that's all for now. It won't be too long before we bring you more exciting news. Happy Crafting everyone x