Tuesday, 1 January 2013


I would like to start this post with wishing my followers a very Happy New Year for 2013. 

The first thing I must mention is that I have decided to resign from the Kanban DT as despite being a huge fan of their fabulous products, my love of paper crafting has definitely faded and I feel that it shows in my creations.

Towards the end of 2012 I started to get very involved with working with felt and I love it.  I have found it incredibly refreshing to change direction and have been concentrating on building my sales page on Facebook called Stitch Geek Boutique .
Stitch Geek Boutique has been a bit of curiosity shop of creations to start with but I am starting to find my direction and realised that I love gingerbread men, so I have been hand drawing my own designs and creating patterns to create my own Cookie Characters inspired by the gingerbread man shape.
My first two new Cookie Characters just had to be love and babies.

This is my gorgeous 10inch Love Cookie Man he has a little pocket on his botton for a love note or even a lovely shiney ring.x

This is Cookie Baby Girl, baby boy to follow, she is being sold to be personalised with all the details of a new born. She is 7.5 inches x 9 inches.  She really makes me smile.
To end this new posting I thought I would share with you my best seller of 2012, again all to my own original hand draw pattern. I only launched them 2 weeks before Christmas and was still creating for orders on the Friday before Christmas.

These are my fabulous Pet Stockings. I absolutely love making these and hoping they will be as a big a success for 2013.
I do hope you will continue to join me through the coming year.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Well we are coming towards the end of 2012, so this will be my last kanban posting for this year. I wanted to end the year on something that was not only dimensional but a working piece, plus the magic of Sugar Buttons.x

For this piece I used the following from the Sugar Buttons range:
The Ribbon border is from 90024 - Ballet Cuties
Buttons from 900921 - Princess Posies
Toppers from 900927 - Fairy Friends
Blue stripes glitter card
Blue micro gingham glitter card
Pink micro gingham card
Pastel bling
Additional materials:
12 x 12 inch canvas
Working clock movement
Liquid pearls (for the faux stitching

This second piece is just a simple little 6 x 6 inch card. Showing that with kanban you don't need to use much to get a great effect.

Pappilon glitter acetate
Pink micro gingham card ( a left over scrap from a previous project)
Topper is from 900928 - Once upon a time
Kanban self adhesive yellow pearls
All that is left for me to do is wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy

Monday, 3 December 2012


Hi Everyone
I thought I would go with a bit of stamping this week for my Kanban DT work.
This first card is stamped using the the Poinsettia stamp set plus one of the stamps from the Angel Stamp set.  All coloured with promarkers and the poinsettias have been decoupaged to give a lovely layered look and finished with distress ink for this vintage look.

This is my second card from the week, love this beautiful traditional robin stamp, but wanted to give it a modern funky twist with the pink and green using twinkling H2Os and various dies cuts using Kanban silver snowflake card 900512 and a pink metallic card

Pic 2 of the 2nd card
Really wanted to capture two extremes using Kanban stamps this week and hope you enjoy.
Happy Crafting


A little late publishing this on my blog as it has been a manic few weeks, but time to catch up.
Last weeks DT piece is featured here made from the beautiful Bella Fiori kit.
I wanted to create a piece long the lines of a fashion house display to reflect this lovely kit.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 12 November 2012

Kanban DT cards

It has been a hectic week and I am full of cold and a horrible cough, but just about managed to get my cards done.  I do hope you enjoy.
This one was created using my trusted Cricut Expression, which just loves to cut Kanban card stock. I used lots of different pieces to created this applique look New Home card.
Green Holly 900500
Blue stripe 900308
Bella Fiori Damask Biege CRD 1475
Fisherman's Yarn 900320
Kandi core Denim Gingham CRD 1825
Kandi core Cherry Gingham CRD 1828
Kandi core - Taupe Stripe CRD 1822
Kandi core - Cherry Music CRD 1827

I love this topper and card stock from the fabulous Christmas Compendium.  I used up lots of bits and pieces to create this piece.

Kandi core Cherry Damask CRD1841
900439 Topper from Christmas wishes and festive kisses.
I have something completely different planned for next week, so please check in.
Hope you enjoy the cards and get lots of inspiration for using your fabulous Kanban stash.
Happy crafting.
Jane x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


After finally calming down the from the excitement of the week, I managed to pull my head together to create my first cards as a member of the Kanban DT.

Of course I had to go with the wonderful new Kanban Sugar Buttons by Kathryn using the following:
Topper was from sheet 900918
Sentiment from sheet 900920
Pink spots
Pink gingham
I love the colouring of these beautiful toppers and they are so elegant in their own right I did not want to overload the card. I used:

Moonlight Wish PCT9600 for both the topper and the sentiment
Kandi core Aqua CRD1832
Small star burst stamp from the Christmas Angel stamp set for the background.
I do hope you enjoy and would love to receive your comments.
Happy CraftingXXXX

Friday, 2 November 2012


It is all official so I am able to share on my blog.  I am extremely priviledged to have been chosen to be part of the Design Team for the top crafting company Kanban.  I am sure you have all heard of them, but for those who haven't they are in my opinion the best. The quality is second to none. I never fail to be inspired with their products.

I will now be regularly sharing my creations created with their beautiful products.

So please keep with me on this wonderful journey.x