Friday, June 27, 2014

Betsy - Kaisercraft's Pitter Patter Cards

Betsy here this morning to share some of the cards, made with Kaisercraft's new baby collection, for July - it is so gorgeous. I rather like making baby cards and this range is one of the nicest I have worked with. The collection is available at Artfull Crafts now - make sure you don't miss out on this one!

The die that I used for this card is Marianne LR0152 - I love the finished effect, framing that gorgeous little baby. I found the image on Pinterest.

Marianne Collectables COL1313 bassinet die has been used on this card and I have used Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch for the front borders.

A very simple easel card this time, making use of the collectables that go with the collection. The oval frames are cut using Spellbinders Floral Ovals. Again an image from Pinterest.

A 5 1/4" square card this time - after cutting out a circle, framing it using Spellbinders scallop circle die, I then hung the pram, from the collectables, using bakers twine. I was rather pleased with the completed card.

Well ladies, there seems to be so much to do today, washing's on the line, plants watered, husband's hair is cut, go and see if I can get some money ( Australian that is ) and the usual 'trying to decide' what to put in one's bag!! I must say it is all very exciting, as Liz and I are heading off to Australia tomorrow, to see our special people at Kaisercraft. We do have such a great time there with them, and then of course, it is on to Auckland, where it is all go. SENZ is sure looming up fast but for all the busyness, we do enjoy it, especially seeing  all our friends and renewing old acquaintances.

Happy crafting and God bless you all,


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lisa - Kaisercraft Dream Big layout, Teresa Collins Urban Market layout

Hello again! Gosh, this month has just flown by, hasn't it? Hard to believe July is almost here, and another lot of school holidays are just around the corner. At least the winter weather is a perfect excuse for spending time crafting, right? :)

This time I'm sharing a layout I made with one of the June releases from Kaisercraft: Dream Big. In defiance of winter time, the range is filled with bright, cheery summery colours-- the perfect antidote to cold, grey days. It features lots of orange and teal, along with lovely soft greys and plenty of pattern and graphic elements, too.

I paired two of the patterned papers for my main background (layered onto pale cream cardstock) and added a torn strip from one of the floral designs, along with several of the Collectables to surround the photo of my daughter. On the left side of the page, I added several circles punched from a variety of the other papers, to echo the circle elements on the lower right of the photo. An oversized teal button, some gorgeous flowers in matching colours and some sparkly bling to finish everything off, and there you have it-- a bright, fun layout. :)

A close up is below:

You can find the Dream Big collection here.

The other layout I'm sharing today is made using one of the new ranges from Teresa Collins: Urban Market.

I've used one of my favourite layout styles for this one-- a simple 3x3 grid pattern. It's really easy to do, and is a great way of showcasing multiple photos-- like this trio of my daughter and I pulling goofy faces in a fun selfie attempt. (Which, I suppose, makes it fit in perfectly with this month's June challenge. ) It's also a great way of using up leftover scraps of paper and other assorted bits and pieces remaining after completing bigger projects.

A couple of closeups below:

And that's it from me for this month. :) I hope you're all staying warm and healthy, and as always, thanks for looking!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Christine - Heirloom Layout

Hi there Christine here with a Layout and 2 pocket pages using the Heirloom Collection from Kaisercraft....
 For this Layout I have used the Heirloom Specialty paper - Home and attached it to some cream Kaiser card. For the  embellishments I have used some of the Collectables and Kaiser Bling Flourishes.

These 2 pocket pages use Echo Parks page with a 12x6 and 3 4x6 pockets. I find this design very handy when you have a mix of landscape and portrait photos to use. It is also a good one for using with 12x12 papers for in the 12x6 pocket. The Collectables once again have been handy to embellish with.  This Collection has been great to use with my 'older' photos and I am keen to get some more of them into pocket pages.


Happy Creating!


Friday, June 20, 2014

Michelle - Kaiser Something Blue

Happy Friday!

One of the new releases in June for Kaiser is a collection called Something Blue - which, as the name suggests, has a wedding theme. Now to be honest I haven't scrapped any of my wedding photos, but I decided - after 14 years - that it was about time! But just to be on the safe side I did scrap a copy of the photo, not an original (my photos are pre-digital so not as easy to get copies as it is nowadays).

This layout came together really easily - a few papers of different sizes layered up, and some embellishments clustered, along with some ribbon and die cut collectables from the collection ...

A tag - created using a chipboard tag, covered with paper from the collection, and layers added with ribbon, flowers and a quote from the Collectables pack ...

And some wedding favour boxes ... the first two were created using the WRMK pillow box board ... adding ribbon and cards from the Collectables pack ...

The above gift boxes would also be great for birthday parties, created using some of the other Kaiser collections.

Hope you have a great weekend. I am off to be inspired by a visiting tutor here in Dunedin, and I'm looking forward to playing with new product and learning some different techniques.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Heirloom Pages with Sharon

Hi all

I was lucky enough to have an extended holiday in the United Kingdom with my hubby, where we met up with our eldest daughter and her fiance for a couple of weeks.
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the ancestral home of my husbands family. The Heirloom collection by kaiser craft was PERFECT for displaying these photos. 
As usual a heap of texture in this page. Lots of layered up distressed papers from the range, coupled with mixed media art products, gesso and texture paste, and a few stamps.
Here is the page below.

And a wee close up, so you can see the dimension achieved when you distress the papers, and add layer upon layer. 

I am looking forward to using some more of this paper range in my trip albumn. the colours are perfectly suited to the stone buildings found all through the UK and Europe.

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Valou - "Dream Big Collection"

Hello everybody! 

Valou here with a new Card! 

To realize this card, I used some paper " white Bazzil Cardstock " and papers of the new collection " Kaisercraft ", "Dream Big". The side edges of the thorough paper are drilled with a puncher border "Martha Stewart" and the edges of the printed papers are used with "Old Distresser" and inked to the ink "Distress Walnut Stain".

I used a stamp "Sherri Baldy " which you can find HERE.

I colorized it in the following way:

- Ink "Distress Tattered Rose" and "Distress Vintage Photo" for the skin.
- Ink "Distress Dried Marigold".
- Ink "Distress Worm Lipstick".
- Ink "Distress Bundled Sage".

I cut the image then I stuck it on a die-cut realized with "Cuttlebug" and a dies " Spellbinders-Nestabilities - Majestic Ovals ".

The butterfly and the title are die-cuts of the same collection " Kaisercraft ", "Dream Big". I stuck them with pieces of "Foam Tape" and I added a small rose blache and orange on the body of the butterfly.

And here is for the explanations!

I thank you for your passage and wish you an excellent day! Bye for now!


You will find the material in shops " Artfull Crafts ", HERE:


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Christine - Mr Fox Cards

Hi there Christine here, today I have 3 cards to show you using the Mr Fox Collection from Kaisercraft.....
 For this card I have used the green papers from the paper pad - one for the background and the other 2 for two squares overlapping. Other offcuts of the green ones were used too as embellishing along with the Collectables.
 I kept the style the same just changing the colours - here I went with the orange patterned papers.
I have used a doily with each one and some twine.
 This one used the brown tones - great for a masculine card.  I especially like the ruler paper which came in various colours.
I like monocromatic cards and the papers had a great selection to choose from.  These 3 cards went together quickly - by keeping the style the same but changing the colours I got 3 different cards.


Happy Creating!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Something Blue with Sharon

Hi everyone!!!

Today I am showing a few layouts I have done with the Something blue collection by Kaisercraft.

YES!!!! Its a wedding paper. 

BUT NO!!!!! I have not used it for any wedding layouts. 

This just shows how versatile the ranges are by Kaiser. If you like the papers, and the diecuts and stickers, you can use any photo along with them. They all have the "love" theme, but we all love something or someone dont we?

In this first page, I have used the beautiful specialty paper in the background, and using a stencil, I have used a metallic texture paste in the same colour to create a monochromatic background. I loved this paper so much, I did not want to cover it up any more!!!  I then used some patterened paper and some die cuts from the range to mat the photo.... LOVE!

In page two, I used the same range, but this time I layered the die cuts and some of the papers over a mixed media background. The photos I used in this layout were of the bridge in Paris with oooooooodles of padlocks attached all over it, supposedly by lovers professing their undying love. (Personally I felt sad such an old piece of architecture was treated this way, but ah well.......such is life)

And the last page I am going to share with you is using more of the mixed media backgrounds I am so keen on right now, and die cuts and papers to layer under and over the photo. The coloured sprays tend to take over the page, as I wanted to add the colour to the background, and for the photos matting to be more subtle.

So there you go!!!! Find something or someone you love .....take some photos and celebrate that love in a page featuring the Something Blue line.

You can find the SOMETHING BLUE range right here!!!


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mr Fox projects with Sharon

Hi crafty people!!!

Have been having an awesome time working with photos from our recent trip to Europe. Loved the way the papers from the Mister Fox range by Kaisercraft worked perfectly with this snapshot of my hubby in Rome. 
Used the usual layers of papers and die cuts  and inky splats and sprays to create this page. Added a little stamping and some paints through stencils as well. 
Love the terracottas in this paper range. They work really well with the buildings in the background, and seem to tie everything in. 

For my second project, i had a birthday card to make for a special friend who was turning 80.
I had a few die cuts from my stash that I added in..... ( That autumn leaf was purchased when I first started scrapping back in the late 90s !!!) Loved the masculine die cuts in the range and the colours are prefect for a manly card )

Friday, June 13, 2014

Melissa - Dream Big Layout

Good morning it's Melissa here!  I hope you've had an awesome week!

I'm back with another layout I made with Kaisercraft's new Dream Big Collection.  My layout is about my dear friend's little boy (aged 2.5) who came to visit my new baby Brielle.  He had a teddy bear for her and wanted to give it to her.  She was asleep in the bassinet, and of course I had to capture him giving the teddy to "the baby".  So cute!!!

I loved using a more busy patterned paper with a plainer one, and in this instance I paired the orange pattern with the trendy chalk board.  A strip of paper and some washi tape across the join, and of course I had to sew around the edges.  Not only is this a great way to add texture, but it also saves in adhesive!  

I kept this layout really simple, as the photo is so sweet.  The cut apart card served as the title, and I just layered some other die cuts, added some twine, sequins and some stars.  The photo mat is actually a 6 x 4 cut apart card that I strategically cut and placed with elements over it so it looks bigger than it really is.  I trimmed the corners with my exacto knife and tucked the corners of the photo into them.  Don't be afraid to cut up elements and make them work for you!  Of course I had to finish my layout with some white ink splatters!

You can purchase Dream Big in the shop here.

I'll be back soon
Melissa :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Christine - Mr Fox Layout

Hi there Christine here with a 12x 12 layout and a pocket page using the lovely Mr Fox Collection from Kaisercraft....
 I really like the idea of having a 12x12 Layout  with a coordinating pocket page to go opposite.
So that is what I have done with these photos here.  The 12x12 is on a white Kaisercard base and from there I have added in some stamping, stenciling and patterned paper. I then added my photos and added the embellishing with collectables, washi tape, twine and rhinestones.

For the pocket page I have used design D.  I have kept 2 photos as 4x6 and added a project Life Overlay to one and a MAMBI sticker to the other.  The other 2 photos I have cropped and then attached to 4x6 patterned paper. The 4x3 pockets I have made from the paper pad and then embellished with more collectables, twine & charms. I also finally used my birdhouse stamp and a little wooden birdhouse I have had in my stash for years!


Happy Creating!


Monday, June 9, 2014

Valou with "Dream Big" collection

Hello everybody! 

Valou here with a Wedding Card! 

To realize this card, I used some paper " green Bazzil Prismaticks water " and papers of the new collection " Kaisercraft ", "Dream Big". Edges are used with "Old Distresser" and inked to the ink "Distress Walnut Stain".

Under the image, I stuck of the white lace of Calais and the ribbon " Organza cremates " (16 mm). I realized a small knot with a piece of the same ribbon and I decorated it with a small white and turquoise blue rose.

On the top and the left of this card, I stuck die-cuts " Border Butterflies " realized with a dies " Joy! Craft ". On the body of every butterfly, I stuck a turquoise blue rhinestones "Kaisercraft".

I colorized it in the following way: 

- Ink "Distress Tattered Rose" and "Distress Vintage Photo" for the skin.
- Ink "Distress Antique Linen" and "Distress Walnut Stain" for hair.
- Ink "Distress Worm Lipstick". 
- Ink "Distress Bundled Sage". 
- Ink "Distress Dried Marigold".
- Ink "Adirondack Pool".

I cut the image and I stuck it on a die-cut realized with a dies " Spellbinders-Nestabilities - Circles ".

For the decoration, I added diverse matched flowers.

Both die-cuts are die-cuts of the same collection " Kaisercraft " as I stuck with pieces of "Foam Tape".

And here is for the explanations!

I thank you for your passage and wish you an excellent day! Bye for now!


You will find the material in shops " Artfull Crafts ", HERE: