Thursday, 31 March 2016

Kaisercraft - Embossing Folder Layout... Shabby Chic style

Today on the Kaisercraft blog we are sharing ideas how to use the Embossing Folder to create a layout... I used the Embossing Folder EF241 'Sketched Rose' as a STAMP


Perfect for a stamp!!

'Love' Layout

By stamping with Stazon or Memento you can then colour the image with watercolours, pencils or markers - whichever you prefer or maybe a mix of a couple?
I chose to colour my image with the KAISERMISTS.

I mixed the shimmer into the liquid by shaking the bottle and then twisted the sprayer off and used the straw to draw lines, and then moved the excess colour with a waterbrush - easy!

Kaisercraft Products : EF241 Sketched Rose Embossing Folder | P2076 Quilt | P2077 Framed | P2075 Weatherboards | FL319 Love wooden flourish | IP725 Petal Pink ink | FL503 Pearl Strip 'Pink Champagne' | KM118 Olive mist | KM117 Apple mist | KM115 Candy mist | F658 Mini Paper Blooms 'Dusty Pink' |
Other : Black permanent ink

You could tip a little mist into a jar and paint with a brush to colour the image too?
Such and easy and effective way of 'watercolouring', don't you think?

Have you tried stamping with your embossing folders?
Alison x

Kaisercraft - Cottage Rose 'Masculine' layout

Today we are sharing,
the beautiful


we've created a 
Masculine layout
yes, with all those pretty pinks and roses?

Tthis is what I did with the greens and greys in the collection!!

'Happy Day' Layout 


Kaisercraft products : P2071 Welcome | P2074 Garden | P2070 Floral Bouquet | P2077 Framed | P2076 Quilt | SS311 Sticker Sheet | CT 854 Collectables | FL528 Wood Flourish 'Door Frames' | ST928 Clear Stickers ' Life' | TM803 Metal Book Plates 'Silver' |

Photo courtesy of Tim's Instagram account!!
Alison x 

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Kaisercraft April Challenge - Sketch

Another month, another challenge and this month it is a 


Just create a layout using the following sketch as inspiration, with at least 80% Kaisercraft products from any Kaisercraft paper collection. The Sketch board is inspired by the lovely and talented Alicia McNamara's layout, with the latest release paper collection. "Sea Breeze" paper collection.


KC april 16

I adjusted the sketch 90' to the left... just for fun!!
and this is my end result...

"Believe" layout 


Kaisercraft products : PS448 Specialty 'Ripple' | P2019 Lake | P2023 Splash | P2017 Refresh | P2021 Raindrop | CS253 Clear Stamp | CT853 Collectables | CD102 Licorice | KM113 Coffee mist | KM105 Turquoise Mist | KM101 Charcoal Mist | IP727 Lagoon ink | EM926 Lace pack 'White' | F667 Paper Blooms 'Coconut' | F666 Paper Blooms 'Black' | F661 Mini Paper Blooms 'Black' | EM405 Paper Doilies | FL439 Wood Flourish 'Flourish Hearts' | 

a couple of close ups - the flowers are all fussy cut form one sheets and mostly layered - it's a nice finish for a simple layout...

Hope to see your entry this month!!
Alison x

Monday, 28 March 2016

Scrapping Outback - March challenge

I've missed creating with thte Scrapping Outback challenge - since before Christmas!! - but had some time over the weekend to have a go...
This is the inspiration picture, white cardstock and chipboard - easy!!

Starting with a sheet of Kaiserceaft white cardstock, I layed the chipboard pieces and then sprayed Distress 'Peacock Feathers', and Wilted Violet' - Dylusions 'Funky Fuchsia' - I've inked the edge with Kaisercraft 'lagoon'.
I love to use the Imaginarium Designs 'packaging' and it has the perfect shade of 'pink and purple' for this months colours - how good was that!!

Finished embellishing with an embellishment swap from Cassandra Nunn - the cute little tile, with a mini rose, the letters 'Love' and the 3 colours for this challenge - bonus!
Chipboard was sprayed to match - I even styled a 'dreamcatcher' from the doily circle and another Embellishment swap from Marie Mazz Cairns - a My2angels original - great to use the swaps in a project - Thank you ladies!!

Alison x

A2Z Scraplets - challenge #3 - Tic Tac Toe

...and a game of  "Tic Tac Toe'

"Tic Tac Toe. 
Choose one line (horizontal, diagonal or vertical) to create your masterpiece. Please put your line of choice in the description of your post."
I chose JOURNALLING - so important to document your handwriting and your story!
LARGE TITLE - this was my last piece of A2Z Scraplets chipboard!
STAMPING - where I started this journey, and my favourite thing to do!!


I started this on a sheet of corrugated cardboard - from there I wet the top layer and sprinkled the Brushos randomly - Light Brown, Dark Brown etc - I did sprinkle the wet areas with rock salt and let dry overnight.

Add a little stamping with a Kaisercraft 'Cherish' stamp and black ink.

I had one more of the Brown Pins from My2angels, so I used it here and will buy more when I see Tracy next... they are so nice to add to a cluster!

I LOVE this NEW "Love heart charm" - Tracy is so clever at creating new embellishments!!

How Adorable is little Natalie with her dog!!
Alison x

A2Z Scraplets Challenge - All about Me

All about ME?
I was going to skip this challenge,
and then
I thought... Why not!
I rarely scrap myself... very rarely!! haha

so this is

I started with a beautiful sheet of ScrapBerrys - purchased at Bella Paperie - I fussy cut a bunch of the blooms, a bird and a sentiment - so easy and pretty images too!
I picked up some pieces from The Resin Rainbow and this lacey border in rose pink just happened to be a perfect match - made my day.. I know, it is the little things!

The giant letter A is a chipboard piece which has been given the 'flocking' treatment in maroon - so it has a lovely soft texture in real life.
I simply added the main elements then finsihed embellishing with a couple of Kaisercraft crocheted doilies, glass beads and real dried rose buds (these smell so nice!)

Thank you for visiting,
Alison x

Sunday, 27 March 2016

A2Z Scraplets - Challenge #4 'Colours'


This is what I did with the colours..

I started by stamping the Tim Holtz collection twiggy branch and Prima 'Old Town' in StazOn 'Saddle Brown', and the Dina Wakley 4 inks - at the top and bottom of the page, concentrating at the centre.
The Tim Holtz 'Salty Ocean' crackle paint is the prefect colour!

 And TH "Seeded Mustard" perfect too

The blue circle metals have been filled with my favourite My2angels 'Sugar beads' - they come in all sorts of different colours, with a mix of different beads!
Photos start with Emily's Kokoda Youth Program Group, when they left for PNG - her feet when she arrived home (After a bath!) and when we saw her for the first time in 2 weeks!! It was a 'Dream come true' after the long trekking each Sunday, pack training and the fitness regime to finally achieve the Trek along the Kokoda Track.

Thanks for visiting,
Alison x

A2Z Scraplets - Challenge #2 Hexagon


The hexagons are in the background of my Layout -

Started with the scallop square in Kraft and mounted it on black cardstock.
Spritzed the Kasiercraft 'Hexagon' template with Tim Holtz Distress in 'Abandoned Coral', Heidi Swapp 'Pink' and Lindys Stamp Gang 'Hottie Patottie Hot Pink' - splat some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in 'Barn Door' - dry!
Adhere random strips of Washi Tapes - assorted brands inc Kaisercraft.

Finished embellishing with a Julie Nutting wood doll, and some Close to my Heart 'Puffy stickers'

Alison x

A2Z Scraplets Challenge #1 - Sketch

A2Z Scraplets had a bunch of challenges over the weekend...
I participated in a few of them!
This was #1

....this is my interpretation

I started with a sheet of the beautiful LEMONCRAFT 'Dreamy Morning' - Beyond the Time - it is such a pretty range of paper!!
When I saw the lines under the photo my first idea was to use ribbons, strips of paper - and when I was looking through my pretty things I found Pearl and Crystal wire sprigs and
 My2angels Pink Scroll Felt Ribbon and decided this would work better?
My2angels also has the pretty pink and green leaves
Tracy also has handmade emebllishments... look at the beautiful LOVE charming word - makes a special little title!! A selection of Charming Words can be found HERE

I spritzed the bird and the mini creamy white roses with Prima Colour bloom - the bird then had a little Colour Blast in 'Rose Petal' swipe across the bottom edge.
I won the Funky Flairs Studio with the retro pink phone from another challenge!

Photo is a selfie taken by Emily of her and her sister on the way to her Kokoda Youth Program Graduation Dinner - fun!!

Thanks for visiting,
Alison x

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

White with one - Lavendar Herb

I've been 'collecting' my "Mystery Resin" packs from 'The Resin Rainbow'... just not enough spare time of late?
But I found an hour yesterday... and grabbed the fabulous resin pieces - and shuffled some Scrapberrys 'Bird of Paradise' papers,
and this is what happened...

I started by adhering Kaisercraft white cardstock (10" square) over the ScrapBerry's with a small lavendar print, distressing the edge - by laying various sized chipboard circles and then randomly misting (Tim Holtz Distress in Seedless Preserve, Dylusions in Crushed Grape, Adirondack in Wild Plum and Tattered Angels Chalkboard in Concord) - lift the circles off and set aside to add back at the end - Janet included a piece of purple tissue paper which was scrunched and attached across the paper - finish embellishing with white chipboard, Prima flowers, fussy cut some birds from the Scrapberry's paper and almost all the Resins from the pack!!

Thanks for visiting,
Alison x

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Housewarming Card with My2angels

I had a little time this morning so gathered a few of my 

 supplies and made a quick card as part of a house warming gift.
...and of course, gave the envelope a little love too!!

I started with a 'red' card and envelope from Kaisercraft - and randomly scribbled a little Tim Holtz Distress Stain across the front and let it dry naturally - Barn Door and Fired Brick - has an interesting finish.
I had the Scrapmatts chipboard house in my stash but Tracy can order for you - comes as a packet of 3 different styled houses (another can be seen on a layout with Blue Fern Studios on my Facebook) 
Scrapmatts order the New Templates while you're there?
The house was painted with Distress crackle paint (Tracy can order Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint or any of the colours - just ask?) and let dry naturally.
I layered some tags, a Manor House Creations Black circle piece - 
adhered Red Scroll Felt Ribbon across the layers 
(and also across the envelope flap!)
It is ONLY $1.63 - BARGAIN!!
Just a few of those lovely Stemmed Flowers - I chose Red to match the bling!

and the Home Sweet Home handmade embellishment - Thank you Shelley!! - all the bits to make your own can be found in the my2angels store -

You'll need Red Embossed Felt Hearts - you get 4 for $1
and that cute heart with a lock - Silver Heart Lockets
all the charms can be found here- Charms

or send Tracy a quick message and she might make you something similar?

Thanks for dropping by, 
Alison x

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Flowers, Friends and Fun colours - it's Kaisercraft day!!

Hello Friday!!
Hope you've been inspired by all the fabulously clever ladies who've shared projects already this month on the Kaisercraft blog... be sure to keep checking back, there is plenty more to come!!

First up today is...

Story Book

I adore the vintage colours but especially the green, it's such a pretty shade!!

"Life Story" Layout

My lovely friend Toni had these 'old' photos which are so lovely... with a little fussy cutting of the frame paper! A little dig into the stash I found the Clear Stickers, which added a nice accent to her 'Little Black Dress' - I hand rolled the roses from patterned paper (such an easy solution if you don't have the perfect colour of matching Paper Blooms) Finish embellishing with a few Collectables.


Kaisercraft Products : PS446 Bookcovers | P2069 Read | P2065 Library Card | P2068 Bookplates | SS309 Sticker Sheet | CT852 Collectables | ST914 Clear STickers 'Antiques' | ST915 Clear Stickers 'Butterflies' | ST919 Clear stickers 'Script Words' | FL303 Wood Flourish 'Vines' | EM969 Blossom Dahlias (del) | F653 Mini Paper Blooms 'Black' | F661 Paper Blooms 'Black' |

"Love" Frame

My Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law recently celebrated their First Wedding Anniversary... so this little frame will be a nice way to remember the occasion... after they return from their holiday to Hong Kong!!


Kaisercraft Products : SB2363 Trading Card Frame | P2069 Read | P2067 Paperback | P2061 Books | PS446 Book Covers Specialty | CT852 Collectables | EM969 Blossom Dahlias | F661 Mini Paper Blooms 'Black' | F630 Paper Blooms 'Iceberg' |

"A couple of Cards"

Something a little feminine with the greens and something a little masculine with the browns - Collectables are so easy to create some quick layered cards!


Kaisercraft products : CD512 Card pack C6 'Kraft' | CD510 Card Pack C6 'Black' | CT852 Collectables | FL302 'Birdcages' | FL332 'Bookplates Square' | FL569 Wood FLourish '@ #' |

If you prefer fresh designs and on trend colours then perhaps


is more your style?

Finders Keepers

'Wish' layout

My friend Shelley loves Pink! These photos are from her Birthday a couple of years ago, but when I was looking for photos I loved how perfectly the pink cake matched the papers!


Kaisercraft Products : P1989 Curio | PS444 Floral Ticket Specialty | P1990 Admit One | SS308 Sticker Sheet | CT851 Collectables | FL434 Wood Flourish 'Bows' | FL302 Wood Flourish 'Birdcages' | ST919 Clear Stickers 'Delicate Words' | F668 Mini paper blooms 'Hot Pink' | F641 Paper blooms ' Dusty Pink' |

and something for a little boy?
Even with all the pretty pinks, greens and floral patterns, you can still create a layout for the 'small men' - by choosing embellishments and Collectables that are blue, with just a touch of yellow... and the domino's are super cute!

'Happy Smile' layout


Kaisercraft products : P1992 Collectable | P1994 Treasures | P1995 Montage | SS308 Sticker Sheet | CT851 Collectables | CD102 Licorice | ST919 Clear Stickers 'Script Words' | ST913 Epoxy 'Steel' |

'Love you' Card

Sometimes you just need a sweet card, something quick and easy to put together so you can send it away and brighten someone's day - with a little patterned paper, a few Collectables and a couple of paper blooms!! Send a handmade card to someone who would not be expecting it... you might just make their day!!


Kaisercraft products : P1990 Admit One | P1997 Medley | CD501 Card Pack Square 'White' | CT851 Collectables | F668 Mini paper blooms 'Hot Pink' | F641 Paper blooms 'Dusty Pink' |

'So Lucky'  Card

This Collection is fresh and the fun images make some cute cards for kids - girls or boys!!


Kaisercraft products : P1997 Medley | CT851 Collectables | ST913 Epoxy 'Steel' | ST910 Epoxy 'Sunshine' |

'Christmas Tag Album'

Not everyone loves the traditional Christmas patterns and imagery so I thought by utilising the Greens and Reds in the patterned papers, Sticker Sheet and Collectables, a modern decor item is created with a twist...



and the tryptich..


Kaisercraft products : P1993 Treat | P1991 Snapshot | P 1990 Admit One | P1997 Medley | SS308 Sticker Sheet | CT851 Collectables | SB2359 Large Tag Album | FL461 Wood Flourish 'Peace' | EM405 Paper Doilies | ST918 Clear stickers 'Lacey Borders' | ST920 Clear stickers 'Merry Christmas' | EM999 Timeless 'black' ribbon pack | F650 Mini paper blooms 'Olive' |

No!! It's never too early to start on your Christmas decor items... never!! While you have all those leftover 'reds & greens' you could even whip up a couple of Christmas Cards to add to your stash too!!
Alison x