Sunday, 21 December 2014

White with One challenge - December - Paloma

The colour over at White with One this month is "Paloma"

and this is what I did with the colour....

I found an old sheet of Kaisercraft specialty paper from the 'After Five' collection (the metallic foil stripes) punched a couple of strips of 'grey' cardstock and adhered under the white centre panel. Along with a layer of crystal ribbon and trim... the photo was layered up on 2 photo mounts in the same colour and the rub on was placed beside. The Molossi 'Eiffel tower' was heat embossed with 3 shades of silver & grey... 3 black flowers were covered with silver Croco and set with a sparkly brad centre! The vellum hearts with silver borders were from my stash and were adhered around the silver skeleton leaves and various charms including Tim Holtz pen nibs. The title was created with a Manor House Creations 'Believe' and the 'Dreams' is a new Dusty Attic chipboard sheet both are heat embossed in Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate!

Anthony and I will celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary on the 1st of February 2015 so this photo is getting a little 'old'...
Alison x

Friday, 19 December 2014

Kaisercraft POP Collection

Today on the Kaisercraft blog is the bright and fun range 'POP' -

Perfect for kids layouts, cards and party decorating too!

Callum and Larissa layout by Alison Bevis

Pop - Always Believe LO - wp

Kaisercraft products - P1689 Balloons, P1690 Popcorn, P1687 Bunting, P1691 Sugar, P1692 Frosting, CD102 Licorice
Other - black cotton, black pen

Forever Young layout by Alison Bevis

Pop - Forever Young LO - wp

 Kaisercraft products - P1692 Frosting, P1685 Party time, P1684 Sprinkles, CD102 Licorice, FL320 Forever, EM418 Photo overlays - Party time, ST911 Epoxy Monochrome, SS265 Sticker sheet, ST914 clear stickers Antiques, AS251 Ebony alphas

Boy Card by Alison Bevis

Pop - card square wp

Kaisercraft products - CD501 card square white, P1687 Bunting, P1691 Sugar, FL354 Bicycle
Oter - ink

Girl card by Alison Bevis

pop card c6 wp

Kaisercraft products - CD511 Card C6 white, P1686 Polka, wood flourish frames, F663 hot pink, EM926 white lace, F668 hot pink

Celebrate art journal page by Alison Bevis

Pop otp wp

Kaisercraft products - SS265 sticker sheet, T613 Quarters, P1684 Sprinkles, EM422 Kraft journal
Other - modelling paste, mists

Perfect colours for kids parties... or if you like a bit of colour in your life!
Alison x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Scrapping Outback challenge

The Scrapping outback challenge for December is...

And this is what I did with 'those' colours and an original piece of white cardstock!

The paper is really really OLD - Pink Paislee - Parisian Anthology 'Architectural Arch' - it had a glossed pattern.

I then misted the background to show the 'gloss pattern' with Prima Colour Bloom, Heidi Swapp and Glimmermist in shades of Yellow, Orange and red with a sprinkle of Vintaj in orange.

The page needed some 'stars' so out came my Kaisercraft STAR template and some Faber Castell 'Whipped Spackle'  - while this dry (a little bit?) I found some yellow, orange and red 'bits & pieces' in my stash - a Manor House Creations flower or two, a Scrapmatts 'sprig' & 'Merry Christmas' tag which both came red (perfect!) Can't remember what brand the title 'Christmas Angel' is (sorry?) but I adhered a scrap of lace behind her as a dress and the sparkly bling heart is a piece of broken jewellery and covered her with Inka Gold in silver, red and gold!!

The red twine along the bottom was a gift from my friend Chris Valentine and the 2 yellow stars from another friend Natalie Griffin (Thank you!!)

Still needed a bit more 'yellow' so Tracy at my2angels made me a little dangle chain with a bell which fitted in the gap perfectly!  It was from the my2angels Reindeer and Baubles Limited Christmas Kit

Photo is our youngest Daughter Katelyn.... she had the biggest blue eyes - still does!!

Alison x

Once upon a ...Sketch Challenge (final)

Once Upon A ...Sketch challenge blog  is closing...

So I thought I'd enter - this is what I did with the sketch...
and the Journalling theme is "It's December...."

and this is what I did with the sketch...

I went looking for some 'scripty' type of paper to use for the background and found this really OLD piece of Fancy Pants Designs "Love Story - One Heart' paper - I proceeded to scrunch white tissue and adhere over the top, dry, then spray with some Heidi Swapp and Glimmermist in blues & greens.

Around the edge has been swiped with Finnabair Texture paste 'Platinum Crackle'. I sourced a selection of Holly type leaves from Kaisercraft (wood) and some Scrapmatts poinsettia which are covered with Perfect Pearls in two different greens.

Some holly berries are Perfect Pearls and some red Kindyglitz.  The HO HO HO chipboard title was heat embossed with Stampendous 'Taupe' the die cut baubles underneath with Lindy's Stamp Gang powder.

My friend Tracy, from my2angels made a turquoise and silver charming pin in the perfect colour (but I removed the flower to suit the layout), and found a candy cane charm and tiny holly charm - so cute!


The journaling says - This was the reaction when I told the kids we were going to have a photo as our Christmas card - lucky they had red school uniforms!

I clicked off a couple of shots... this was NOT the one we used this year!


Sketchy Boards challenge (December)

The December challenge at Sketchy Boards has a Sketch...

and a Colour palette...

and I found a great photo of the 3 children... when Katelyn was 'terrified' of Santa - seemed to fit with the title of PEACE...

Found some old Prima 'Romance Novel' collection - Book Plate and some old My Mind's Eye 'The Sweetest Thing' and proceeded to tear diagonally across the page, flipped one piece over to fit the sketch. Layered some Kaisercraft Hessian ribbon along with some felt trim.

The Baubles were heat embossed with various 'red' powders and filled in with red Kindyglitz and Perfect Pearls. Various Scrapmatts chipboard 'Peace' were coloured with Gelli Rollers and gold Kindyglitz.

The twine was a gift from my friend Chris Valentine. The chipboard "Peace" was covered with Croco and the rectangular frame with Tim Holtz crackle paint. Prima Colour Bloom in 'Vintage Leather' was sprayed at the top to drip down across the layers and Dylusions was splattered across the page.

The page was not finished until the red felt scroll star ($1.00 for 4 BARGAIN!) and pearl pin from my2angels Snowflake Frenzy Christmas Kit was added - perfect finishing touches!


What we all need at this time of the year.... PEACE
Alison x 

Scrap Around the World...

Scrap Around the World challenge...

and this is what I did with the beautiful blues and snowflakes...

Starting with a piece of white cardstock, I covered it around the edges with the Couture Creations quick release paper 'leftovers' from an Icicle die I'd cut for some card kits! Then it was time to spray... some Colour Blooms, Dylusions and Glimmermists - when it dried I adhered the snowflake felt trim around the outer edge with gel medium so I could also sprinkle coarse glitter and some Mica flakes too! Using the Snowflake cartridge from the Fiskars Advantedge I punched 2 strips to sit behind the photo. The twine along the bottom was a gift from my friend Chris Valentine. Unsure of the brand of chipboard Snowman, but this was covered in Derivan Iridescent medium and sprinkled with silver micro beads. The large Snowflake is just a Christmas decoration with glass glitter adhered to the top.

The Scrapmatts chipboard snowflake and 2 word banners were inked with 'Salty Ocean'.

My friend Tracy from my2angels has the cutest little Snowman charm - did you see it sitting on a snowflake next to the big guy? and she also found me some snowflakes and the # typewriter charm made the dot on the 'i' - the other snowflakes are cut from an old Stampin' Up! die!

How angelic is Tim's little face....
Alison x

Close to my Heart Challenge - Sharon Young

Sharon Young has another challenge for her Close to my Heart group -

this is what I did with the sketch...

Again, I have used the Close to my Heart paper collection "Free to be Me" that I won as a prize - there is so many papers in a kit! Which included the gold foil spot vellum!!

I have also white glitter heat embossed a Scrapmatts 'Santa with reindeers' chipboard.

I had previously die cut a bunch of 'pine branch' with the Couture Creations quick release paper... didn't want them to go into the bin so I used them as part of the sketch - it's pretty paper!  Great price of $3.50 for 2 rolls!

A couple of strips of Kaisercraft printed tape with a Christmas theme.

No page is complete without some metal charms, my friend Tracy at my2angels, she has some cute little gold star charms which I sprinkled here and there


and did you see the my2angels bronze Christmas tree in the bottom right hand corner?   I was planning on colouring it with Inka gold or embossing powder but it just need a spot or 10 of red Kindyglitz!!

I'm sure our son Tim will be impressed I've included his 'look of surprise' from Christmas day a couple of years ago..

Alison x

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Kaisercraft "Cherry Blossom" collection

Today on the Kaisercraft blog is CHERRY BLOSSOM

Such pretty pinks & greens with a lovely hint of yellow & orange... this is what I created -

After China layout by Alison Bevis

CB kids lo wp

P1722 Delicate, P1724 Garden, P1721 Perfume, P1726 Serenity, P1728 Sunrise, EM926 Lace white, ST908 Epoxy - Sea Breeze, ST911 Epoxy Monochrome, CT816 Collectables, FL440 Hearts, RS461 Antique rose flourish, F662 Coral, F640 Fairy Floss, F627 Coconut, F667 Coral, F657 Fairy Floss.

Beautiful, South Korea layout by Alison Bevis

CB - Beautiful lo wp

P1723 Petal, PP958 Paper pad, CD605 dark brown, PS382 Sunset, P1721 Perfume, Em405 paper doilies, ST908 Epoxy sea breeze, SB784 ice green pearls,

Fan card by Alison Bevis

CB square wp

CD507 card pack baby pink, PP958 paper pad, P1721 Perfume, SS2669 sticker sheet.
Other - fan charm.

Happy Birthday card by Alison Bevis

CB c6 wp

CD511 Card pack C6 white, P1726 Serenity, PP958 paper pad, SS269 sticker sheet, P1728 Sunrise.

"The Best day ever" art journal page by Alison Bevis

CB otp wp

P1725 Tranquil, P1724 Garden, P1726 Petal, P1721 Perfume, EM926 lace white, EM405 627 coconut paper blooms, P1721 Peaceful.

So easy to make pretty pages and cards!!
Alison x

Kaisercraft 'Sandy Toes' collection

This week on the Kaisercraft blog...
is SANDY TOES collection
Perfect colours and images for Summer holidays!!

Flip flop layout by Alison Bevis

Sandy Toes - flip flops lo wp

P1710 Waves, P1704 Seashells, P1706 Flip Flops, T602 Damask, FL316 fancy hearts, FL427 Seaweed, F628 Honey paper blooms, ST917 Clear stricker Doiley, FL440 Hearts, PL512 Pear flourish, CT814 Collectables, Em419 Loveife - photo overlays, F645 Mini paper blooms honey
Other - modelling paste, mist, Derivan 5m glass beads

Brother and Sister layout by Alison Bevis

Sandy Toes - t&k lo wp

Other - crackle paste, modelling paste, brown ink

Card by Alison Bevis

Sandy Toes square wp

CD509 card pack Kraft, P1704 Seashells, CT814 collectables, SS267 sticker sheet, FL409 mini hinges, SB713 pearls.

Card by Alison Bevis

Sandy Toes c6 wp

 CD511 card pack C6 white, PP957 paper pad, CT collectables, PL511 pearl flourish, SS267 sticker sheet, F648 mini paper blooms sea breeze

Art Journal page by Alison Bevis

Sandy Toes otp wp

PP957 paper pad, PL511 pearl flourish, FL409 mini hinge, SS267 sticker sheet,
Other - Epsom salts, watercolour paper

Visit your local Kaisercraft stockist to pick up the whole range!!!
Alison x

Saturday, 22 November 2014

White with One challenge

The White with One challenge colour for November is 'freesia'


and this is what I did..

Randomly punch around the page using various punches.. a couple of different shades of 'yellow' gelatos were then used over the white cardstock... Pink Paislee 'Artisan papers' was misted, torn and adhered with lace tucked under top and oval frame inked yellow was used under a Manor House Creations frame...a wood 'E' was heat embossed with white utee & strung with a tassel from Auzz Trinklets and tied with a spotty bow...Scrapmatts 'love that' arrow was heat embossed with white... Heidi Swapp title pieces and Thickers to finish the title...Manor House Creations & Prima flowers (Prima inked yellow)... paper doiley tucked underneath to layer!

Good Luck to everyone entering the challenge, Alison x

Black with two challenge - November

Black with two challenge for November is -

...and this is what I did...

This is the first time I've actually entered this challenge!
I layered some blue and tangerine cardstock under a black piece and then misted a piece of Pink Paislee 'Artisan papers' and trimmed it into a circle...sprinkled My2angels blue 'sugar beads' around the edge...diecut a bunch of the 'large ringlets' from Memory box and adhered them underneath the circle... the Kaisercraft 'Foliage' was cut twice... Prima resist canvas was misted and adhered across the circle.. Manor House Creations and Prima flowers... and the 'string circles' are Scrapmatts.... Thickers for the title and a Prima 'tap'!!

Good luck to everyone entering, Alison x

Scrapping Outback Challenge

The Scrapping Outback challenge this month is 'White with a twist' - look at the beautiful colours! 

So this is what I did with the picture...

I smeared some Prima/Finnabair 'platinum crackle paste' over a piece of black cardstock...tore a strip of Kaisercraft corrugated card and dripped a couple of different Izinks, misted and heat embossed the edge with Stampendous aged enamel... the wooden film strip pieces, 'Wow' arrow, fern leaf & various flowers & hearts are all heat embossed with various shades of blue/green and are from Scrapmatts... a couple of Prima flowers... crystal branches from Auzz Trinklets... the lace from my stash... and the super cute 'Frog pin' handmade by Tracy at My2angels.

The photo was taken while Aunty Sandra and I were on Melissa Kennedy's Scrapbook cruise - she was very brave and is holding not one but two green lizards!!

Good luck to everyone entering the Scrapping Outback challenge, Alison x

Sharon Youngs - Close to my Heart Challenge (November)

Close to my Heart challenge!!

My friend Sharon is a Close to my Heart demonstrator and organises a challenge each month in her Facebook group - November had a sketch and to use the colour 'Blue'.... here is what I did...

 I won a CTMH challenge and the prize was a Paper pack - Free to be me - all the paper used on this layout is from that paper pack! There was also a 12x12 sheet of vellum with gold foil spot which I'm looking forward to using!
The clouds were misted through a template... the TH 'sunburst' was used with the new Prima/Finnabair Platinum Crackle paste (Love this!)... the rhinestone circles and blue 'sugar beads' are from My2angels (Versatile)... most of the chipboard is from Scrapmatts, mostly all heat embossed... the rest are treasures!

Good luck to everyone who enters, Alison x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Last day on the Kaisercraft blog..

"Love our memories" layout  by Alison Bevis

A photo of my little brother Scott and I at my 40th birthday party a couple of years ago!

Close Up LO -  Captured Memories rs

Kaisercraft products - P1676 Capture, P1678 Film, P1682 Apperture, P1681 Shutter, P1983 Fish-eye, WF481 wood flourish 'live, laugh, love', AS255 Sea Breeze alpha stickers, SS264 sticker sheet.

"TIM" layout by Alison Bevis

Close Up LO - Smile rs

Kaisercraft products - P1679 Lens, P1680 Flash, P955 paper pad, CB153 corrugated cardboard, CD102 licorice, SS264 sticker sheet
Other - ink

"dream" Card by Alison Bevis

Close Up Card 1 rs

Kaisercraft products - PP955 paper pad, CD503 black card pack square, collectables, CD102 licorice

"Dream, Believe, Achieve" Card by Alison Bevis

Close Up Card 2 rs

Kaisercraft products - PP955 paper pad, collectables, CD501 white card pack square, F627 paper blooms Coconut.

Such a pretty collection... lovely colours, flowers and cameras - perfect!
Alison x


This week on the Kaisercraft blog..

"Original Urban Art" layout by Alison Bevis

Photo credit from Melissa Kennedy's cruise February 2014

Off The Wall LO - Original Urban Art rs

Kaisercraft products - P1669 Tag, P1668 Attitude, P1670 Awesome, SS23 sticker sheet, AS251 Ebony alpha stickers, CD603 Licorice, T616 Stars template.
Other - Modelling paste, Mist, Black pen

"Cherish my Aunty Sandra" layout by Alison Bevis

Off The Wall LO - Cherish rs

Kaisercraft products - PP 954 paper pad, P1672 Unique, P1673 Extreme, P1671 Rad, T610 Lattice template, EM933 Pearl brad - soft blue,  F644 Coconut, FL319 Wood flourish 'love & cherish',  F627 coconut, EM926 lace white, CD101 Coconut card stock.
Other - Mist, Black cotton, white wire, seed beads, blue rub, silver crackle paste.

"You rock" Card by Alison Bevis

Off The Wall Card 2 rs

Kaisercraft products - PP954 paper pad, CD card pack square white, CT811 collectables

"Awesome boy" card by Alison Bevis

Off The Wall Card 1 rs

Kaisercraft products - PP954 paper pad, Ct811 collectables, SS263 sticker sheet, CD503 card pack square white.

"Love my life" Journal page by Alison Bevis

Off The Wall Journal Page rs

Kaisercraft products - EM422 Kraft journal, PP954 paper pad, CS190 gingham stamp, EM405 paper doilies, SS263 sticker sheet
other - gel medium, ink, mist.

One more new release this week,
Alison x