Thursday, 11 July 2013

Festive Friends - in July

Recently I hopped over to FoilPlay to stock up on Kanban's red 'Silk Mirri card'  - greedy little pig, I think I bought up all of their stock. It's absolutely beautiful card with a soft sheen to it and not as 'in your face' as pure mirri card. Anyhow, of course a few other things found their way into my basket - including some Kanban 'Festive Friends' toppers:

I used:

- 6" x 6" cream card stock

- gold mirri card

- dark blue pearlescent thick paper, bought at Newbury

- a topper from Kanban's 'Festive Friends - Blue' sheet

- couple of pieces of cream and gold ribbon, rescued from a gift bag and carefully ironed after Christmas. One piece was wrapped round the backing card and the other was just tied into a knot, trimmed and then topped with a gold cord bow. As advised by our lovely Jules, I always thread the cord through the knot using a 'bodkin' (big blunt needle). Then, after tying the cord bow I pop a little piece of double sided extra strong tape under the main knot or bow in the wide ribbon to hold it in place

So quick and easy, plus there are another three similar toppers still to use on the sheet - I feel a little factory production line session coming on :) LOVE the expressions on their faces!

This card is for Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra for July.



Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. I like the dark blue with the gold and that tip for the ribbon/cord bow is worth its weight in gold :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

Great minds again. I got this Kanban topper too. I used one up a few weeks back on orange card. Now dun forget wot I said bout using every ickle bit up. I expect to see lots of pale blue punched butterflies, hearts and such like in the conceivable future!!!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful card and cute image

Jules said...

Hi Di

Stranger alert!!!!!

Loving your cute Christmas card .. .. I love that image very much!!!!

You have been nice and busy on your blog .. .. sorry it has been a while since I visited :-(

Need to get to that snippet playground too this week .. .. it isn't as if I don't have any to play with!!! LOL!!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Cathy said...

Di, this is gorgeous, I love the cute image! That gold design is beautiful, I just want to stroke it!! Cathy x

Sarn said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Dahling!

Thanks for the reminder on how to do the pretty bows/knots.

Sarn xxx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - love the way you've used the cord with the ribbon - thanks for another entry for my CHNC challenge extra for July x

Sandra H said...

Oh this is really lovely Di l can see why you like these Kanban "Festive Friends" toppers they are gorgeous and have made stunning card and the ribbon is beautiful too! enjoy your day xx

Carol Willis said...

Love this Di, what a fab image.
Caz x

Irene said...

A brilliant and adorable card Di.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aha you are having a Kanban Kraze now Di,

.. but oh i do love this can see why you succumbed, Shaz in Oz.x

mamapez5 said...

Very cute! I think I am about to start panicking about Christmas cards. It is just too hot here to even think about them and this week my grandson is here again to experience fiesta week! Lack of sleep all round (Because of the fiesta, not my grandson!). Kate x

Carol L said...

This is so gorgeous with all of the golden accents! I love the image, and the ribbon dresses this up perfectly!

jimlynn said...


MaryH said...

Just love this topper. Great job with turning it into a card. TFS

Kathleen said...

O gosh what a great image, looks like they have been up to something, not in the playground I hope.
Fabulous card.

Kath x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Honeybun! Love the blue and gold - it looks rich!
Early night tonight for you then!!!! Surprised!

scrappymo! said...

Production line it is then as this one is lovely enough to want to make more!

Thanks for the bowmaking tips...I shall try that!

Karen said...

They are gorgeous toppers Di, I've always loved Kanban for their toppers because of the quality and these geese are great - yep they have funny expressions in their eyes lol! Karen x