Monday, May 30, 2016

Debi Ryan: Pretty Grunge

Hi Debi here, on what's a stunning day in Wellington, after some wild weather over he last week. Today, I'm sharing with you a 12 x 12 Layout. Now, this page did not turn out at ALL like the idea I had in my head. Its a pretty busy page for me, I did have a whole lot of inky paint fun creating it.

I've used the Kaisercraft Cottage Rose as my starting point, adding Brazzil cardstock and Prima paintable paper. I painted the paper with H2O sparkly paints- love these- they are so pretty.

Then I've added lots of details with Prima flowers, lace and Prima wooden pieces.

Finally I added some stamping, again using the H2O paints as my ink.

As always thank you for your lovely comments, and have a great week

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Diane - Kaisercraft Sea Breeze

Well winter is now upon us. My first Canterbury winter in over 30 years. Oh how the memories come back like it was only yesterday. Its a good chance to get lots of scrapbooking done.

For the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze paper I designed 3 layouts. The first using Sullivans Pearlescent Cardstock - Juniper as the background. I painted some of the page with primer and then used Gelatos to shade in blues and greens on the primer. I then used a stencil and texture paste to create a wood like grain. I stamped randomly with 3 different stamps.
I then made rosettes using the Sea Breeze range and placing them around the photo. I used small buttons and pins for the centres. Oh and an owl!

For the second page I used the Sea Breeze Ripple page. I sprayed it with Lindy Stamp Gang sprays in colours to match the photo. I really liked the effect it gave with the varnished circles on the paper. 

I embellished the corner of the photo with flowers on one side and a butterfly on the other side. Then used micro beads around the flowers and in a trail behind the butterfly.

My final page I used Sea Breeze Swirl paper and placed horizontally banners using the Seabreeze range (and one old Kaisercraft paper) to give a matt for the photo.

Then using a Versamark pen I drew details onto the flowers and used embossing powder to highlight the flowers a bit. Some flowers turned out great. Others not so good.

I loved experimenting with these layouts. I hope you enjoy them too. Stay warm and watch those winter roads. Till next time, happy scrapping. Diane

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Michelle - Sea Breeze Gift Card and Album

Good afternoon from a very cold and windy Rolleston

Winter has arrived with a vengeance - and it's been a perfect weekend to spend indoors getting stuck into a creative project - using the lovely Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Collection. Turquoise and teals - my favourite colours. I decided to create something as a gift - a card and matching mini album.

For this idea, I used mainly card stock and papers from the 6x6 mini paper pad. Lots of fussy cutting here! For the card I cut each piece of the wooden background, and tore the papers to different sizes, to make it look like a wooden board. There is a page in the 6x6 mini album ideal for card makers with die cuts that have words like "Happy Birthday, Thank you, Especially for You and For You" - - I used one of these for my card. 

The mini album is also 6x6 in size. And flips open below to reveal some tags and flip up pages - ideal for lots of photo's:

I have done some decorating on some of the pages and others have been left blank, using just the patterned paper - space for those photos! 

Stay warm everyone ... I am about to go and throw another log on the fire.

Michelle :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lisa - Cottage Rose layouts

Good morning! :) Lisa here, and today I have a couple of layouts to share that I made using Kaisercraft's gorgeous Cottage Rose collection. If you love florals and everything pink & pretty, then this is the one for you. :)

I started with a background of white cardstock, and added a few random sprays of a Lindy's Stamp Gang spray in a metallic copper-- because I think pale pink & copper are totally made for each other. :)  I positioned my photograph to the bottom left of the page, adding a hand-torn piece of the Weatherboards paper (the script side) on the right to add balance to the design. I aslo added a couple of smaller hand-torn strips from the Bouquet sheet on top-- I was wanting to create the look of old torn layers of wallpaper.

Finally, around my photo, I clustered embellishments in the form of Collectables, Prima flowers, a gold doily, and a filigree butterfly from the Artfull Embellies range. A couple of close up shots are below:

The second layout is a contrast in the fact that I used a much darker base: a sheet of black cardstock. Despite that, I think it's still a very pretty, feminine layout.

I layered sheets from the small paper pad: Crochet and Garden, and distressed the edges of them to add some dimension using the Tonic paper distresser. My photo was added on top, and a scalloped border from the small paper pad was placed along the bottom, along with a gold doily (cut in half, seeing as only half of it would be on show. Waste not, want not, as your old aunty probably says!) 

Along the right hand side is the large row of roses from the sticker sheet, to which I've added a few Prima flowers and some of the Collectables in a cluster. And that's it, done!

Such a lovely collection to work with-- hope you've found a little inspiration to create something lovely, too.

Thanks for looking!

 Lisa :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Betsy - Card Class Cards

Betsy here this morning and I thought I would share the two cards that we did at our class last Wednesday past. It is a stunning collection and we did have an enjoyable time with the lovely ladies. All seemed pleased with the end results.

This pattern was found in a Tattered Lace Magazine, a bit different but rather nice. I actually made up a template, which was so much easier for the ladies and they were able to take it home to make another one. The collection we have used was Cottage Rose, from Kaisercraft and I have brought out the greys in it, as at the moment I am in a grey mode! Not mood, just I love the colour grey!! The die is a Marianne Creatables Die, CR1251 and for the sentiment I have used Spellbinder's Fancy Framed Tags One.

We always have one intricate card and then a plainer one in the class, hence a bit of tearing, embossing, distressing, working with muslin and tying a double bow. For the leaves we used Couture Creations Evergreen Die, CO724096 and just cut off what was needed. The die under the flower is a Memory Box, Quinn Flourish, Style 98267.

I notice my class at SENZ is full, so fun will be had by all. I am so looking forward to catching up with all you lovely ladies and I know you will enjoy what is ahead for you. The collection is stunning that we are working with.

Must away, do keep checking on Artfull Craft's blog as Liz always something exciting up her sleeve.

Happy crafting ladies, thanks for checking this out and many blessings.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Debi: coastal escape

Hi, I feel like its been ages since I blogged, life can get so busy for us all, today I'm sharing a 12 x 12 Layout using Kaisercraft Coastal Escape, the Summer hols seem so long ago now; so feels great to share the memories.

Coastal Escape

Starting wth a plain Bazzil cardstock, I've added some 6 x 6 Coastal Escape papers and some stencilling, paint splatters and bling highlight details; to break up the space.

Stencilling, paint and bling details

Finally I added some of the lovely Prima French Riviera flowers.

Have a great week everyone, until next time 
Debi x

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lisa - Sea Breeze layouts

Hi there. :) Today I have a couple of layouts featuring Kaisercraft's Sea Breeze range, which would have to be one of my recent favourites. The colours and designs are great, and it has been really popular with both the Design Team as well as customers! :)

I started with a base of chocolate brown cardstock, upon which I added some spatters of white Tim Holtz ink. It's a nice opaque one, and dried fairly quickly which is useful when you don't have a heat gun. (I don't have a heat gun- just a wallpaper stripper which tends to singe things. Ask me how I know this. ha! Note to self:  BUY A HEAT GUN.)

Ahem. Moving on. I added my photo, then layered some of the Lake and Raindrop papers at the bottom of it, tearing the edges of them to add a little dimension. On the right, I added some of the flower Collectables which I fussy-cut to remove the excess white border, as well as one of the leaves, and a couple of tags, stapling the "with love" sentiment to one of them as well as adding a small strip of sparkly gold washi tape.

On the top right, I added a die-cut doily (kindly supplied to me by Juanita, so if you'd like to know which one it is, you can ask her!), and another of the Collectables with some aqua rhinestones added to it. And that's it! :)

The second layout starts off with a base of cream cardstock this time, upon which I attached a sheet of the Sea design paper from the small paper pad.  On top of that, I added a piece of the Waterfall paper, which I embossed using the Kaisercraft Circles embossing folder- the design matches the paper perfectly.

Another die-cut doily (thanks, Juanita!) is behind my photograph, and adds another layer of texture to everything. You can see a closer view of the nice mix of textures in the picture below:

I then added a cluster of embellishments in the form of fussy-cut flowers & leaves from the Collectables and the Waterlily sheet, a circular sentiment, and a die-cut vine flourish. A spatter of teal spray and it was all done. :)

Again, thanks for looking, and I'll see you again soon. :)


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Diane - Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Handbag Album

Well winter is really here now. I am getting lots of scrapbooking done on weekends but struggle with the short days during the week. Its dark when you leave for work and dark when you get home. My latest creation is this Handbag Album. I have always wanted to try one of these and I found there silver pearls one day that I thought would be perfect for the handle. It was about the same time I received the Kaisercraft "Rose Cottage" paper and my mind started planning straight away.
There was many hours spent trying to get the pages just right. As you can see below my creativity is rather messy but worth it in the end.
 Each page had its only special embellishment theme. Butterfly buttons on one page, flowers on another, Lace on the next. Page by page it came together.

I made the album wide enough in the hinge to take large flowers and so I could create a small posy in the middle.
Again Kaisercraft provided quotes and sayings at the bottom of the 12x12 papers which I used on the pages to help tell the story. I just love the and they always seem to fit with the photos.
I made this album with the thought of giving it to my niece as it was photos from here 21st. However I love it so much I may keep it for a little bit and gift it to her later in life. I don't know if anyone is like me and can't part with their projects. Guess I'll just have to learn to let go :-) Hope you enjoyed this album. Happy scrapping. Diane 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Christine - Old Mac Cards

Hi there - Christine here today with some cards I have made using Kaisercraft's Old Mac Collection...

 For the first 2 cards I chose to do landscape long cards.  I tried my hand at making hessian flowers to give them a country feel! I layered up various sizes of petals diecut out of a few different pieces of hessian/calico.
 I enjoyed makimg this style of card but certainly need my envelope punch board to make a nice fit envelope for them!
 These 2 cards are square ones, all the cards are on a kraft base. I have really been getting good use from my Kaisercraft circle vines die - I just love it! With the above card I cut out a kraft piece and embossed the centre and placed it into the centre of the blue paper vine,
Some twine and some collectables to embellish and finish off the cards.
I think these cards will be going to some males that have Birthdays coming up!


Happy Creating!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Lisa - Old Mac layout

Hello there! Long time- no blog postings from me, I know. My apologies, and I'm totally going to blame it on the fact I've been busy working in the shop, selling pretty papers instead of crafting with them. :) However, I do have some layouts to share over the next week or so, and first up today is one I've made with Kaisercraft's farm/country-themed range of papers: Old Mac.

I absolutely love the Rusty sheet, so used this as my starting point - it adds a great dimensional look as the base to the rest of the layout.  I wanted to highlight a variety of different textures, so tried to use a selection of items to achieve that. I added a few splatters of white Tim Holtz ink, and then put my photo in the centre, layered with some paper doilies in two shades of brown slipped underneath.

I then added a piece of hessian fabric, topped with one of the Collectables tags, with some brown & white twine tied through the top.

Lastly, I added a Prima paper rose and a couple of contrasting leaves,  to add a little bit of femininity in amongst all those masculine colours. :) The very final touch was to add a border of raw string around the entire layout, held in place by Tim Holtz tiny attacher staples. (You can see it in the top photograph.)

And that's it! Such a fun range to work with. Thanks for looking, and I'll see you again soon.
 Lisa :)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Diane - Kaisercraft "Coastal Escape" Mini Album

Hi everyone. Hope all of you who have school aged children are settling back into Term 2. Winter is fast approaching. Time to rug up and spend more time crafting :-) Don't you just love winter. You can spend all day creating and not feeling guilty. I recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend with friends at a lodge completing craft projects. I so enjoyed the weekend having a few laughs and scrapbooking with no interruptions. So looking forward to the next time.

So here's one project I finished using Kaisercraft "Coastal Escape" collection.

I spent quiet a bit of time embellishing the front of the album using small shells, fish and shell beads, driftwood sticks from a West Coast beach, flowers and die cuts. But I really pleased with the effect.

Throughout the album I embellished again with die cuts and shells. I cut the net pattern from one of papers and used it as a pocket to place the photo under. (Strategically placed as the photo wasn't too flattering but I wanted to include it because of the smile :-)

I coloured white flowers with a Metallic Mint Gelato (Gelatos have become a favourite of mine lately). I used distressing inks, embossing and again Gelatos to colour Dutch Doobado paper art "White Nautical". (And yes I'm going through a Dutch Doobado craze too)
 The Coast Escape 12x12 papers had some great quotes and sayings on the strips along the bottoms of the sheets as you can see here and they seem to suit the photos perfectly.
 The papers really suited the showing off of our beautiful country and can highly recommend this range if you have some of your own memories of coastal New Zealand (or any country) to scrap.

I hope you enjoyed this mini album as much as I do. Happy crafting. Diane