Thursday, January 14, 2016

Artfull Crafts Design Team Call Out 2016


Do you LOVE crafting?! We are after some enthusiastic people to join our Design Team.  We’re looking for card-makers, scrappers and beyond-the-page addicts.

To be considered we’d like to see a range of your abilities, so please submit 3-4 original projects that you think showcase a wide range of skills along with your ability to use different products.  Work to your strengths and interests (eg. If you are exclusively a card-maker then feel free to just submit cards.)

Benefits to joining our Team:
1)      Free stock sent regularly for you to play with (with a particular focus on Kaisercraft, but not exclusively.)
2)      Generous store discounts.
3)      Opportunities to join in, design and teach classes
4)      A fun, relaxed opportunity to be creative!

The successful applicants would be required to:
1)      Create 2-3 blog posts a month
2)      Upload photos to the Pinterest Account and Facebook (Don’t stress, we’ll teach you how!)
3)      Periodically send creations to us for display in the shop.
4)      Be actively involved in Artfull Crafts competitions and challenges and promoting us on Social Media.

Other information:
1)      Please either send your original projects to Artfull Crafts 24 George Street, Timaru by Friday 29th January 2016 (they will be returned to you after the process is complete), or email a series of good quality photos to us at
2)      We intend to announce the successful applicants by Friday 12th February.
3)      Please include the Submission Form and include it with the application (email or post)
4)      We don’t mind if you are on another Design Team, but would ask that work completed for us not appear on other Forums and Galleries etc without our permission.

Please also email us a photo of yourself.  This will be put on the website if you are the successful applicant – so make sure you like it!! Please do this by the submission date.

Many thanks for considering joining our team. We look forward to your application and thank you in advance for the time spent preparing it. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Betsy - Sail Away!

Hello all - Betsy here today to share some cards made with one of Kaisercraft's November collections, called Sail Away. It is rather fun to work with even though it is not suitable for bling, ribbons etc! It is really designed more for the men in our lives.

I have made full use of the collectables in this range, for this card. The anchor and wheel were purchased from Artfull Crafts, being part of their Artfull Embellies range.

A 5 1/4" square card and I used the paper that had the lighthouse scene on it. The lighthouse was a collectable, I made a slit then added the lighthouse giving a 3D effect. Now, I will have to be honest and say I stole the die from Liz before Christmas, so as to make shaker cards but I'm afraid this is as far as we got. I do not know the name of it, sorry, but have asked Liz to order one for me.

The papers with this collection are so real looking as you see by the rope on this one. More collectables, negative photo strip, camera charm, crushed bottle top ( put through the cuttlebug to flatten) chipboard wheel and hey presto we have a card. How easy is that!

Being my first post for the year here, I would like to wish you all a very happy and blessed New Year. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Christine B - Sail Away Layouts

Hi there - Christine B here today. Happy New Year to you all!
Today I have a couple of layouts using Kaisercrafts Sail Away Collection.....

For this layout I used these 12x12 papers from the Collection. Just love all the beachy words/sayings.
For my tile at the top I used the strip which comes on the bottom of the paper - most appropriate! I embellished with a few of the red and blue collectables, some twine and a brass ships wheel.

For this layout I kept with the blue part of the collection , I used this 12x12 paper for my background and the 2 papers behind the photos are from the 6.5x6.5 paper pad.  I used my new kaisercraft die to cut out the circle frame.  The embellishments are from the collectables, some twine and brass charms.

I hope you are all looking forward to some great crafting in 2016, I know I am, I already have quite a list of things I want to do!!


Happy Creating!