Kaisercraft in their 6x6 pads have a couple of 'special' papers, usually shiny! So I have used the gorgeous shiny silver one to diecut a birdcage from My Favourite Things. The flowers and flourishes are also MFT -love that black centre of the flower. The butterfly is the Martha Stewart one.
Next is this little house I have made out of an off cut of wood! I covered it in papers from the pad and then brushed them lightly with some white paint. I used some of the Elegance Collectables to decorate, along with Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1, some ribbon and some bling!
This was suppose to be for last month, when it was all about houses and homes - but I had a little holiday instead! Anyway better late than never! It does work for this month too as it uses my favourite things - dies!
to show you some more creations from this week...I tell you my wee fingers have been scrappin' up a storm these last few weeks!
Liz sent me an amazing bag of goodies from the Needle and Thread Collection from Kaiser and there was certainly lots to play with. I absolutely love older style papers and goodies and this definitely filled the void...
I could add the lace and pearls and all types of little bits and bobs till I couldn't add anymore.
Anyway lets see what you think...
I found a shallow canvas, reversed it, so it gave me a frame. I covered the inside with Needle and Thread "Pattern" paper and used a lot of Gesso and tissue paper, then rubbed lightly over with a mixture of Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and set it aside to dry while I got busy making all the little tags for inside
each of the little tags is 3 x 3 1/2in and I have cut the scallop pieces using the Graphically Speaking cartridge in the Cricut. Of course there had to be some flowers...
this above tag is using one of the little pieces from the Die Cut embellishment pack and that pack really is value for money there is so many little pieces every time I looked I saw something different! the little jar of buttons is from Bangkok and I made a shelf for them and the buttons by using a small cotton reel to hold the shelf up
This tag once again has embellishments from the Die Cut pack and some pearl trinket pins and a very small doily
I think this one is my favorite as it has the T!m Holtz mini Rosette Flower die with some more trinket pins in each groove and lots of little pieces to the tag
Now this one was a bit of a mission I had it in my head I wanted to make some little books and have them on the shelf...it just spiraled until i ended up with a tag that was a "little" large...but hey it worked and I got the books on there
tiny buttons are "sew" magic and can just finish off a little area, which in this case on the very small tag I think they worked
NOW! Liz said "hey Robbi, make a card"...I said NO WAY! I am not a card maker and when you see the Beautiful work that our very own Miss Betsy comes up with then mine are definitely wanting!!!
But this is what I came up with, (kinda copied it off the 1st tag as I loved making the dress) and I also got to use some more T!m.
Anyway Ladies that's it for now...Thanks for looking and checking out what I have been busy beavering away at....I hope to bring you some more little bits in the near future (Probably not cards tho!)
Lets know what you think, I like getting your comments
Happi Scrappin' Robbi
Hello Tracy here to show you a few cards using this months release Summer Breeze from Kaisercraft. I had such fun making these cards. First off is the "z card". I don't know why I don't use this type of fold more often. Layering the front panels with the die cuts was so easy to put together.
Closed, tied with a ribbon. Not sure I like the ribbon I used.. but hey, I can get it right next time.
I spent a hour cutting out flowers from one of the Summer Breeze papers.
And lastly, I have to put my copics to use and colour an image. I also used new release Marianne Design Swirls & Leaves CR1245
If you are lucky enough to live near Liz and Artfull Crafts, these two and 6 other cards will be at the shop by the end of the week.
I have been busy lately with some secret projects but all will come to light very soon, however so you don't forget about me or wonder if I'm still around here is some other goodness I have been busy with.
1st up is a layout I created using the new Bo Bunny range of C'est La Vie papers, these are gorgeous
and can really be used for either a Male or Female layout/book etcand worked well for My Son Chris and his Fiancee Anna and of course there's a little T!m included. I used some of the Easycast Resin that's available to create the little frame and bird.
This next layout I used some older style Prima Papers, from the Nature Garden Collection, another of
T!m's dies and beautiful Flowers and Butterflies
This is a favorite of mine, its using the Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Collection, and some Papervine Washi Tape
over the chipboard letters for Emz name. Check out the next photo to see what the little flaps are hiding
This was a great way of having lots of photos on one layout without having them all jumping out at you, and I was able to once again put on lots of butterflies, flowers and hearts etc
This layout is very special, as it is photos of My Mum and Myself both aged 6. I have used the New Pink Paislee line of Hope Chest Papers along with come of the embellies from their Cottage Farm collection. I have coloured some muslin using distress inks and created some wide washi tape to help lift some of the colours and give me a better area to build up....you guessed it ... the flower cluster
Thank You for checking out my little corner of "Randomness" today and watch out there's something more to come on Thursday....
Happi Scrappin! Robbi
Good morning all - Betsy here this morning.
I would like to share a couple cards which I have made for orders. Of course I have used some of my favourite dies again, as well as some of my favourite collections. Mind you, I think I may be addicted to both!!!
I love the colours of this card, as no doubt you will all know, it is another of my favourite things!!
The die I have used is a Marianne Craftables Die, CR1241 to cut out the centre. It is a Spellbinders Labels Die for the sentiment. The flowers are from I Am Roses, available at Artfull Crafts. Kaisercraft's Periwinkle collection was used.
This card was made using another favourite! Marianne Creatables LR0180 which I love! The butterfly is cut out with a Marianne Creatables LR0115. This was a challenge, to make a monochromatic card.
All today ladies, have a great day and remember the challenges at Artfull Crafts.
Hi it's Sandy with a colourful and graphic layout for you today. I like bold, bright colours and since we are experiencing a heatwave here in Singapore, what is better than scrap about sunshine which is one of my favourite things for this month's challenge.
I've been playful with my embellishments, including a column of assorted buttons and two misted canvas birds - you can easily create your own using the Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas from the store. Scatter about the page are little stamped phrases from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Roller Stamp. Last, but not least, I combine two halves of the DIY Shop Clippings paper to create the sunburst backaground, highhight the radiating rays with some stitching and add a border of orange washi tape.
Wishing everyone lots of fun scrapping and making cards about your favourite things.
Betsy here today. How can one make the decision of what is our favourite things - there are just so many that this blog post could go on for ever!! Anyway, I am going to share a couple of cards, in which, I have used dies that I really am rather fond of and have used quite extensively. Do hope you enjoy viewing these.
I have used a Marianne Creatables Die LR0112 to make an easel card for this lovely lady, with the Secret Admirer Collection from Kaisercraft, which by the way, is her favourite range - a little bird whispered in my ear!!
A close up of the flower arrangement. These are I Am Roses flowers which are now available at Artfull Crafts - just another of my favourite things!
This is a card made for the same lady and I have used another Marianne Creatables Die, CR1239. It is one of my newer dies, again I'm sure it's going to be a firm favourite!
The paper collection is Forget-Me-Not from Kaisercraft - love the colour combination in this range.
Have you noticed the stand? It is a Joy Craft Die, 6002/0122 cut out using a firmer card. I find it very good when photographing my cards.
Do remember the challenges at Artfull Crafts - it is great to see all your talent and you could be a winner!
Hello Tracy here with a few cards for our monthly challenge at Artfull Crafts, the theme is "My favourite things" Well one of my favourite things.. that is an essential in my craft room is my beloved copics. I don't think I would be a card maker without these... I have used other mediums, but always go back to my trusty copic friends. So here is a close up of the lovely couple.
Below is the whole card. What a great collection "Elegance" is from Kaisercraft. Such wonderful colours.
Here is another quick card I have made with Elegance, but doesn't involve a stamped image, quick and easy.
Hi, it's Sandy with a tutorial on using a visual triangle in card design. This design principle helps me decide where to place various elements like the sentiment and the embellishments. It also guides the viewer instinctively along the path connecting the three points of the triangle, easily bringing across the message of my design.
1) My starting point is this Crate Paper DIY Shop journal card. It consists of a frame with a floral cluster in the bottom left corner. I add a Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm star die-cut next to the flower to create a base for my visual triangle, aligning it so the tip points along the diagonal of the triangle.
2) The logical place to put my sentiment is the top left corner. However "Thank You Daring" is too lengthy and will disrupt the visual triangle. My solution is to separate it into two lines.
3) To fill the empty gap in the middle of the card, I pop down a little bird which echoes the brown tones in the leaves and branches of the floral cluster. I am careful to place it so that the chest and head is approximately along the line of the diagonal.
4) Finally I embellish the right-angled point of my triangle with a dimensional flower to increase it's visual weight. At this point I'm done, the visual triangle is complete and adding anything else would detract from the design.
If you find this design discussion helpful, please leave a comment. That way I'll include more design tips in future posts.
Congrats to our April winners announced yesterday. We loved seeing
your "Home is where the Heart Is entries". We hope you'll join in our May Challenges...
Challenge Theme - My Favourite Things
The Sound of Music is a classic movie and "My Favourite Things" is a song which cheers up frightened children during a thunderstorm. We want to know what makes you smile? What cheers you up? What do you look forward to? What are YOUR favourite things? Join in our challenge with cards, layouts or crafty projects.
Sketches in Thyme have teamed with Artfull Crafts and have provided a sketch that you may
want to use for
inspiration. You don't have to stick to the monthly theme if you use these. Sketches are great for
cards or layouts - and are perfect for the time-poor crafter, or for
late at night when inspiration is lacking...
May Sketch Challenge
Check out what Sketches in Thyme Design Team member Ginny did with this sketch. I love it!
There will be 3 prizes this month:
1) Overall challenge winner will win a $50 prize pack of Artfull Crafts Favourite Things!
winner will win a $30 pack of Kaisercraft's new Summer Breeze products (stamps shown)
3) New entrant winner will win a $20 gift voucher from Artfull Crafts
How to Enter
Entry is SIMPLE!! Click here,
upload your image, include a sentence or two and voila - you're
entered! Your entry will NOT appear immediately. We will have to
activate it from our end - which may take a day or two.
Alternatively, from our website homepage,
you can find the challenges and enter by clicking the Gallery Tab along
the top menu bar, then click into Competitions. They are all listed
there for you to view and enter.
We look forward to being inspired by your work!
Entries close midnight Thursday 30th May, 2013 Maximum of 3 entries per person
Congrats and THANKS to everyone who entered the April Challenge -
Home is Where the Heart is.
Please head to the Gallery
to check out the fabulous entries and leave comments to encourage the
crafters. We all love positive feedback. And check the blog again
tomorrorw to find out what the next challenge will be.
We have 3 lots of winners this month. Winners,
please email the shop at email@example.com and let them know
which challenge you have won and they will send off the prize to you.
1) Overall Challenge Winner
Congrats to Deborah Watson. Deborah entered 3 projects and we particularly loved the House Shadow box showcasing the things she loves.
Deborah writes: "The house shadowbox contains pics of what matters most in my home."
She's also lucky to have her own scrap spaces. She writes: "Without question, the summerhouse I brought for my Scrapbooking room is my favorite place to be."
Deborah writes: "Graphic 45 French Country was the perfect choice for the layout of my Mother in law, the heart of our family and home"
Deborah has won a $50 prize pack of home decor products!
Congrats to Lara Moss for her take on the sketch. We love the simplicity and the way she's given it her own twist (90 degrees anti-clockwise by the looks of it).
Lara is also a first-time entrant!
You've won a $30 pack of Kaisercraft's new Needle and Thread products.
3) New entrant winner
Congrats to Julia Prentice. Julia submitted a layout for the sketch showing a piccie of her garden - and it looks so healthy! It's her first time
entering the Artfull Crafts Challenge. Congrats .... you've won a $20 gift voucher from Artfull
Julia says: "My garden is a place of refuge for me"
please email the shop at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know
which challenge you have won and they will send off the prize to you.
Here are a few other entries for you to enjoy and we encourage you to head to the Gallery to check out the rest of the fabulous entries and leave comments to encourage the crafters! We all love positive feedback.
Sketch layout from Sharon Newport
Sketch layout from Tanya Watson
Layout from Brenda Morgan
Sketch layout from Shiree Arnold (love the paint marble effect!)
New Home cards from Beth Barnes
Key Hanger from Cherry Thelmo-Fernandez
Check out the rest of the entries here and have a super week!
Don't forget to check in tomorrow to see what the new theme is.