Monday, December 31, 2012

Tracy - Kaisercraft Tropicana card no.2

Hello, Tracy here again with my second card using the lush new collection from Kaisercraft called Tropicana. As the name would suggest, a very tropical series of paper.. in fitting with out Kiwi summer at the moment... Yep it is hot outside!!!! which is why I have decided to come into the shade and share this!
Apart from using Tropicana paper I also used Tropical Collectables, stickles and copics to colour the Saturated Canary image.
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine where ever you may be.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tracy - Tropicana card

Hello, Tracy here! Well Christmas has been and gone, now onto New Years celebration. But before we head into the new year here is a card I pulled together using the new Kaisercraft collection Tropicana. The colours in this range are amazing to work with, very summery. The image is from Saturated Canary, coloured in using my beloved copics.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Exploding Box Christmas Prezzie

Hi Everyone in Scrappy Land ... Robbi here
Hoping that you are all well, have gotten over the hectic Christmas day and now have time to relax and enjoy all the goodies that Santa bought you!

I made this exploding box for my Darling Daughter Emma to hold her gifts this Christmas....

I had a ball making it and really enjoyed using the TeresaCollins-SweetAfternoon-12x12Pack
the papers are really amazing and really dainty and soft, they also hold well.

Here is a view of the side of the box showing the little butterfly climbing up the lid...
But wait there's more...shall we look inside

This is the inside of the box, the piece right in the center is mirrored plastic (fantastic embellie to use)

This shows one of the wings opened. I have doubled the inside of the box so it can hold more little pockets for the gift cards that Emma was given for Christmas (8 in total).

I must admit I am not the worlds best embosser...I get a bit impatient and then it doesn't usually work very well for me but this time everything fell into place nicely.

This pic shows the floating Butterflies inside the box, I have used some very heavy acetate to hold them up and there is 3 at different heights., the bases are bent and adhered to the mirror then the flowers are used to also hold them in place.

This pic shows them a bit closer, they look amazing when the box is opened and the bounce up into place. Boxes like these are a fantastic way to use up all your leftover pieces of paper from different collections.

How about using it to give as a baby gift and pop some little bootees in the centre, and make the little pockets for round the edge with some little gift tokens in them? The gift can be used later to hold some of those precious mementos or photos

Thanks so much for checking out my little box
 I hope this might have inspired you into having a go... if so start with a square piece of paper (12 x 12), score it into 3 equal parts (ie score at 4 in and 8 in) turn and repeat cut out the 4 outside 4x4 corners and then fold up the remaining pieces. If you want an inside piece then bring it back to 113/4 in square and do the same.
If you would like any further info please let me know and I will be happy to help.

Take Care and Happi Scrappin

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

DT Merry and Bright challenge - Vicki

Now who loves challenges....ME! (and hopefully you!) so if you do you will understand the excitement when Liz said "DT challenge time"!
Our challenge was to "create" with a selection from Kaisercraft's Merry and Bright collection. Now I must say that this collection is not my idea of bright but it found it worked a treat for this "seriously cute" layout.

"SERIOUSLY CUTE" by Vicki Morris

With the left over bits and pieces I thought I would try my hand at a pop-up card. I have always admired these but never thought I could attempt one - but I didn't realise it was relatively easy - after a few attempts :)

The front of the card was easy as I found this little cute birdy on the Merry and Bright - Vivacious paper - so he took pride of place!

I used a few of the collectables and baubles for the "pop-ups" in the card to make it a very festive card.

I hope you have been inspired to create - and when you do make sure you share your creations with us!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Sandy - Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine Layout

Hi it's Sandy. Today I want to share my tip for scrapping non-holiday layouts using christmas papers. My example will be this Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine page about my cousin-in-law's wedding.

Here's how I work with three christmas-themed papers :

First I choose a Crate Paper B-side. It's large arrow pattern in tone-on-tone cream will lend graphic interest to my background. Then I transform the regularity of an Echo Park woodgrain doily paper by cutting it into little rectangles. This allows me to selectively crop out any Santa or Christmas tree images. Lastly I used the  random scatter of an MME ledger paper to create more unstructured snippets for the page.

The design of my page is a simple visual triangle. It's base is that long line of journalling placed on the left to anchor the columns of rectangle frames. I strategically justified my title so the 'r' forms the tip of that triangle. This movement towards the apex is also reinforced by direction of the background arrows and of the bride's gaze.

Hope you're convinced that holiday-themed papers can be pretty versatile and that you'll try your hand at scrapping non-christmas photos with them. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas !

Supplies : Crate Paper Sleigh Ride White Christmas, Echo Park  (This & That Christmas Wooden Nickels, For the Record 2 Handwritten), MME All Is Bright Collage, Making Memories Gem Collection, Smash Date Stamp, American Crafts Flakey Thickers

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Final Winner post & Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! The Christmas Countdown has come to an end. THANKS to everyone who joined in the challenges. It's always great seeing other people's ideas. We hope you have an enjoyable Christmas Season and  Happy New Year.

This week was the last week for Gift Tags and Wrapping Ideas. Head to the Gallery to see what's been entered.

1) Overall Winner is Yoko Houthuijzen with this collection of bright and cherry tags! Congrats for winning $40 worth of vouchers.
2) Drawn Winner -is Liz Parsons. You'll receive an Artfull Crafts layout kit of your choice.

CONGRATS and thanks for entering! Winners please email the shop at and let them know which competition you won and the address they should send the prize to.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

DT Pickled Pear Goodies

Hi Everyone....Robbi  Here with some more goodies from the Kaisercraft "Pickled-Pear" Collection...My Favourite Collection this year! The colours in this collection are amazing and I loved every minute working with it...I still have some goodies left to play with so you never know there might be some more show and tell in the future.
But for now here goes:-

This die cut was awesome to play with and I certainly loved the little embellishments that came in the kit...those packets of die cut pieces are exceptional value from Kaisercraft and I guarantee you will have plenty to choose from the Collectables Pickled Pear.

Here is the 2nd layout I created for you:

On this layout I also used one of the new Prima zip pulls...just let Liz know if you would like some they are from Ingvild Bolme's collection of trinkets and are an awesome embellie for any layout or card. I also used the T!m Holtz rosette die in the bottom right.

Thanks for stopping by during this busy time to check out what I have created for you....I hope you grab some of these papers and have time to be creative over the holidays

Best Wishes to all
Take Care and Happi Scrappin

Friday, December 21, 2012

DT Merry and Bright Goodies

Hi Everyone in Scrappy Land ....Robbi Here with some goodies I have made using the Kaisercraft
"Merry-Bright" Collection that we were all sent.
While I don't mind some of the colours and embellishments that go with the collection is is a little difficult to work with unless you have photos that compliment the collection.

I was lucky enough to have one very special photo that worked nicely as the shirt My Dad was wearing had similar colours.

Unfortunately the photo is a little hard to look at due to the fact that this was the last photo I had taken not long before my Dad died at Christmas 2006, but hey we can't always scrap the nice and cute things in the world, sometimes other things have to be scrapped to remind us that life goes in roundabouts, highs and lows and its how we accept and deal with the things that happen is how we can portray them through our scrapping....therefore I found this paper range perfect for my photo.

I also created a couple of Christmas cards....I enjoyed using the Paper range for these as they worked well in small amounts. I also used the T!m Holtz Tattered Wreath die (LOVE IT!!!) and the new Christmas Stacked Words die also from T!m Holtz.
I also used some stickles on both cards.

and the 2nd card

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations
I wish you and your families all the happiness in the World this Christmas and look forward to catching you all next year.
Take Care and Happi Scrappin!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jo - Forget-me-not abstract frame

Hi everyone, Merry Christmas, as this is my last post for Artfull Crafts before Christmas is upon us.  No snow again this year; I am forever hopeful.

I was quite taken with the Forget me not collection that I received for my next challenge.  I decided that it would be the basis of my next off the page challenge, Abstract memory frame.  Great news for you though, it is on special at Artfull Crafts, so make sure you click on the link, and go and add one to your cart! 

As you can see it is pretty involved project.  I didn't want to put photos in it, I thought it had more possibilities as a quote display board, one of my last presents to make.  I painted the board edges first, and although you cannot see it here, I used metallic copper paint, on all the edges and then Kaisercraft paint on the top 

I started using the Forget me not paper collection, Which I measured and cut to fit all the different boxes. 
Then it was playtime. I had all the wooden embellishments in my stash from SENZ, I also used resin embellishments that I made,  Kaisercraft blooms, a variety of stamps, some bling, and Kaisercraft tags.  I stamped using black ink, on left over bits of paper, and then matted those on brown card stock.  I also used quite a few items from Kaisercraft collection embellishments.  I also used a few dies for making embellishments such as the Sizzix bird and cage, and the dress from the sewing room set.  
I have taken a photo of each section, so you can see what I did.

I hope you have enjoyed, and thank you for stopping by. Thanks for all the great comments.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and I hope that 2013 is wonderful and of course full of great crafting opportunities.   


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sandy - Winter Minibook

Hi it's Sandy. Living in tropical Singapore I rarely get the chance to use Winter collections. There just isn't any good reason to put snowmen, mittens or sleighs on my pages. So I'm thrilled to be commissioned to create a mini-album about a ski-trip. Finally scrapping about snow !

I build this 16-page album using papers and tags of various sizes. All are folded in half and bound together by sewing a running stitch through each spine and securing them with kettle stitches. To keep the album pretty flat I didn't use bulky embellishments. 

My favourite element is the stag silhouette which I handcut from a woodgrain paper. I was inspired by the latest Bond movie Skyfall. They are a great organic motif and add a lovely woodland charm to the album cover.

Hope you'll be inspired to try making a mini-album gift to go into that special person's stocking for Christmas. And don't forget to link up your Wrapping and Gift Tags projects to our Challenge Gallery.

Supplies  : Echo Park (For the Record 2 Handwritten, This & That Christmas Wooden Nickels & Ornaments), Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Parcel Tags, Studio Calico (Wonderland Wood Veneer Snowflake, Yearbook Most Likely), MME (All is Bright Collage, The Sweetest Thing Honey One of a Kind Label Stickers), October Afternoon Witch Hazel Tidbits, sequin stars

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Stocking stuffing time - and what better way to save money than to have a look around and see what you have that you can alter to give as a gift.

I found this old music box so thought why not give it a new lease of life.

I used the antique metallic paper from Kaisercraft's "Just Believe" paper pad to cover the box.
I added some trinkets, lace, flowers, pearl strips and leaves to the top.

Inside I was inspired by these cute little birds nests and eggs.

Adding more trinkets and flowers inside with the bird nests just made it.

I dearly wanted to find a little bird to sit in my music box so that may still be added once I find that perfect little bird.

Hopefully you are inspired to upcycle and create with some of those little gems lying around your home!


Monday, December 17, 2012


Hi there
It is Vicki here sharing with you this fabulous layout kit. I am pretty sure this kit is one that you would LOVE stuffed in your Christmas stocking this year - so make sure you send those you love this link and your wishes may come true :)

I am not sure about you but I can feel summer is here! So it must be time for those summer snaps and you guessed it - for all those summer snaps you take - you will need to do summer layouts! Where better to start than with this stunning kit!

First up is my take on the sketch which comes with the layout:

And of course there are heaps of leftovers after that one - so why not try this sketch I have made up for this layout:

Happy creating and here is hoping all your wishes come true this Christmas!