Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Blue Fern Studios - May challenge

Blue Fern Studios has a new sketch for May...

This one!!

It is, of course, very beautiful...and this is what I created especially for the challenge!!

My lovely neice, Christine sent me a bunch of photos, and this is one of them! She is pregnant (Sienna has now been born!) so I used the Blue Fern Studios 'Jasmine Collage' designed by Michele Singh to spotlight her belly! The chipboard has been finger dabbed with Viva 3d stamp paint in 'Rosa Metallic' and then a random spot of Finnabair 'Platinum Crackle' - looks really pretty! The Title 'Happy' designed by Janene Meyerowitz was covered in the Platinum Crackle - so you see the raw chipboard in the crackles when it's dry! I love using the backing card from the chipboard behind my's too lovely to toss in the bin!!
Finnabair's ' Heavy Gesso' was swiped over Jamie Doughtery's Bloom stencil 'Criss Cross' - almost across the middle of the page. Some strips of gold embossed paper were adhered vertical and horizontal, along with some white ribbon twine, with a knot in the end!
The drips were created with a combination of Prima Colour Bloom in ' Cotton candy', 'Peony' & Distress stain 'Seedless Preserve' & Dylusions 'Funky Fuchsia', Crushed Grape' and a little Heidi Swapp 'Pink' colour shine!! Concentrated spray and tilt to drip....and a take the lid of to sprinkle (my favourite mess to make!)
Embellishing was easy - couple of Prima flowers (always beautiful!) Couture Creations 'bling flower', some pearl strands and a lace leaf from Tj's Scrapping with Style and the cute little felt hearts in two shades of pink from My2angels.

Lucky to have squeezed some spare time this month - with creating projects for Kaisercraft to display at Retailers Day and CHA....and getting my finalist entry in too! Also been to the two Roundtable days for Art Deco Creations - super fun!!
Alison x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team Finalist Entry 2015-2016

I heart KAISERCRAFT you can imagine my GRIN when I received an email saying I'd made it to the second round and to expect a package to create with - new collections not yet released...even to the current DT - Hooray!!
The postman did not break any land speed records delivering to my letterbox!!
AND then 'it' arrived - woohoo

The first papers I saw were from "Time Machine"
A range with lovely shades of teal, brown and a bit of a steampunk edge!

I cut a couple of large circles into 2 pieces of paper and off centred them then cut banners from any patterns with teal - using P1922 'Coggler', P1919 'Mechanism', P1918 'Steam Engine', P1920 'Scriptorian', P1924 'Gadget' -  I spritzed the Wooden Cogs (FL399) with Kaisermist 'Turquoise' (KM105) then sprinkled a little Kaisermist 'Charcoal' (KM101) and when it had dried, randomly wiped a little glossy accents. 
I like the way that using lace as a 'flower' by threading a wire cut from mini paper blooms and twisting into a circle - always looks delicate and adds a bit of 'pretty'. I used EM928 'Natural'. 
Along with some strips of 'Timeless ribbon in brown' (EM998) An 'Ice Green' pearl brad for the cog centres (EM934), added some 'Pewter' pearls (SB791) ..and finished with a couple of 'Olive' Mini paper blooms (F650)

   TIME 'staring'  our youngest daughter, Katelyn

I had this circle as 'scrap' but couldn't just put it in the scrap box!
So I trimmed a bunch of 1" strips, which I sprayed with a little water, scrunched and dried - then adhered around the edge. The black patterns were quite elegant so I adhered some strips, overlapping in the corner.
P1924 'Gadget', P1923 'Hourglass', P1919 'Mechanism', P1922 'Coggler', P1917 'Clocks'.
It's always fun to pull the centre bud out of the Kaisercraft blooms (F666 'Black') and replace with a Pearl Brad (EM934 'Ice Green') - clustered the blooms with some die cut 'Foliage' (DD506) and squeezed in a few Mini Paper Blooms (F661 'Black') and then sprinkled some Black pearls (SB793) to finish!

Perfect Moment - our friends were married in Bali a few years ago and I'm down to the last few photos for the album!!

Always like to create some cards (with the leftover scraps!) I had a little of the scrunched strips left, so adhered them to a piece of cardstock - then Die cut a Heart (DD528) running the 2 together to make a border - this also left a full heart which I used on the envelope to tuck the flap under! The envelope is, of course, lined with paper too! I also assembled the paper bow from a long strip!
I like to use both square (CD503 Black) and C6 (CD511 White) card sizes 

The second range of papers 'Home for Christmas' is perfect for me - I love Christmas!
I didn't just want to create a 'Christmas' layout - Kaisercraft collections are always so versatile!!
I began by smearing Gel medium over the Stars (T616) - dry - Then spritzed with Kaisermist 'Antique Gold' (KM102) - dry - sprayed 'Yellow' (KM103) over the top. Sponged white ink through the Stars template also! 
Tore a couple of  'hills', fussy cut a forest of trees and assembled- and a sky full of stars and randomly placed Epoxy Stickers in Sea Breeze, Sunshine and Natural (ST908, ST910 &ST909) - mounted the photo of me  (CD605 Dark Brown) - adhered the title DREAM (ST916 Delicate Words)

DREAM, Dream, dream.. 

I did need to create a CHRISTMAS layout too!
The photos are of  ME on my first Christmas!

Believe in the miracle of Christmas (I still do!!)

When I saw the paper with the Banner I picked up scissors and started cutting - then cut a few more twigs of holly!! I again used the Nesting Hearts (DD528) behind the photos - and cut a smaller heart from the top of one to mount on foam! Tore a strip of 'Forest' (CD114) for the 'Fancy Deer (FL463) to stand on - he was sprayed in 'Charcoal' (KM101)

And, of course, some CARDS - Simple often works best for Christmas...especially if you need to make heaps!! The poinsettia has 3 layers, each with a little shaping...& a dot of foam!

Thank you for coming over to my blog - it's always nice to have visitors!!
Not sure when the announcement will be, but I'll sing a little more Doris Day "Que Sera" in the meantime...
Alison x

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Layout kits with FREE dies at my2angels

Autumn nights - mean hot meals, hot cocoa, warm blankets and plenty of time indoors to spend on scrapbooking and crafting. I don't know about you ladies, but I love Autumn. The weather mostly consists of warm (not too hot, not too cold - just right) days and cooler nights. I bundle myself into some uggies and a comfy jumper and hide away in my crafting spot to spend a few hours. What about you? Are you an Autumn fan? 

And to welcome in this cooler weather, my2angels has the perfect crafty solution for your autumn nights ...

my2angels, in conjunction with Shelley's Land (facebook page here), presents to you a series of Kits with a FREE die in each kit.

The new 'Die Cut Angels' range of layout kits means that all you need to do is supply the time, photo, adhesives and inks (optional) - everything else is done and cut for you.

Instructions are not included, however, the up-close detail photos provided are enough for you to complete the page. The Kits are pretty much self explanatory with the photos there to assist you.

Kits vary in price and are available from Look for them in the kit section here. (Please note that postage will depend on how many kits you order, but Australia Post prices start at $7.45 for parcels.)

If your MOJO has gone AWOL, use the kits as a mojo boost - just grab a kit and reproduce the layouts using your stash.

Smile Layout

A shabby chic layout using neutal tones - coral, brown tones and a touch of black.
Includes the title "Smile" and a pretty floral flourish die.

Shabby Banner

The newly released 'Hearts Ease' paper Collection is the feature of this layout. With soft creams, browns and mauve, the layout is a shabby style that suits many different photos.
Includes a lovely flourish die.
(sewing is optional)


Create your Memory layout using Fabscraps Papers with a pastel blue and brown theme. Included is an embossed die cut to hang the birdcage and charm from.The texture background of paste and mist will be completed for you.  Memory title is also supplied.
Check out the gorgeous flourish die included.

 This grungy layout will show you how to use bits and pieces from the one sheet of patterned paper (it's a Halloween themed paper, but you wouldn't know it!). 
Texture background of paste and mist will be completed for you.  Title is not included
Checkout that stunning flourish corner die - also included.


Grungy masculine layout with a stamped, texture background. See how to make the most of paper strips.Texture background of paste and mist will be completed for you. 
Scroll die included in Kit.


A floral fantasy in yellow tones, this layout is for the girly girls. Texture background of paste and mist will be completed for you.  XOX title is supplied in your kit, however, it may vary from sample shown.
Gorgeous floral flourish die included.

This vintage style layout in neutral tones features our handmade "Beautiful Charming word" and everything you see on the layout, including all the die cuts. This stunning scroll with flowers die is also included.

 Happy Birthday
Use lots of layers in this layout, created with the Captive Memories Cards  range from Kaisercraft. All with the added touch of my2angels charms, roses and skeleton leaves, plus a lovely flourish die.

So grab a Kit or two to keep you busy on these colder Autumn nights. A hot cup of tea, coffee or cocoa, a stack of unscrapped photos and you have the makings of a lovely, crafty night in. ;)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

White with one - Raspberry Wine

Isn't it another interesting colour over at the White with One challenge site!

raspberry wine

At first I didn't think I had anything in my stash that was exactly THIS colour...but I did find a Memories Mist and went with it!!
This is my entry in the May challenge...

I found an embossed sheet of white cardstock (well its probably more paper than card, quite thin) - tore a wide strip of Prima 'Discover' from the Delight collection - used the ledger half and then fussy cut the bike, sewing machine and corner bow...and a little banner! I wet the whole sheet with water and flicked a little Memories Mist 'red' and watched it bleed cool! While it was drying, I gathered a bunch of chipboard pieces ( mostly randoms but the 'beautiful' is a Scrap FX Wordlet!) I proceeded to splatter the chipboard with assorted Stampin' Up! re-inkers, and Dylusion 'White Linen' when it went a little TOO dark...there is a couple of layers! I used the Prima Tag 'rubbish' and just turned it over to use as a base piece. Adhered the title and chipboard pieces before twirling the ribbon (how good is that colour match?) added some pearl bead centres (for a little glam) then covered the photo and splattered some darker drips - done! There is some Stampendous Fragments 'Burgundy' in there, but I bet you can't see them?

Katrina, Kerry and Julie are some of my favourite friends...we became friends through our husbands working together about 15 years ago - and still catch up when we can...even though life has taken each of us on different paths!
Alison x

Scrapping Outback challenge - May 2015

Have you seen the inspiration picture this month over at Scrapping Outback?

You must use ALL the colours in the picture and at least one piece of chipboard!
So....this is what I created -

Starting with the specialty paper from Kasiercraft's Shine Bright (PS358 Brightside) I covered the centre with modelling paste, leaving a border - i made a little texture with the palette knife...dry! This was then randomly spritzed with Prima Colour Bloom in 'Summer Sky' and 'Cobalt' a little Tim Holtz distress ' Mermaid Lagoon' and Tattered Angels Glimmermist 'Bash', 'Jack Frost' and Turquoise Blue'....dry! I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add the red paper string as a border. The chipboard Ampersand (&) was randomly cover with Gelatos in 'Spearmint', 'Lime' and 'Green Tea' - then spritzed with water and spread over the edges with my finger! The Scrapmatts 'LIVE' was sprayed with Kaisercraft 'Charcoal', and the 'to and each' scrabble chipboard was sprayed lightly with 'Lime'. All the other 'bits' came from a Finnabair tin of metals!

Photo is our nephew Jake, a few years ago now - but it will go in his album!!
Alison x

Monday, 4 May 2015

Kaisercraft 'Back to Basics' collection - May 2015

This is what we've been waiting for.... 6 colours with spots, stripes, damask and script prints that will go with just about anything! Seabreeze, Pink, Orange, Kraft, Beige and Black... so versatile!!

"BeYOUtiful" layout by Alison Bevis
With no collectables or Stickers, I knew I would be die cutting and fussy cutting heaps!!
Kaisercraft products - P1836 Kraft Damask, P1835 Kraft Stripe, P1833 Beige Stripe, P1834 Beige Damask, CD650 White, CD605 Dark Brown, CD122 Toffee, CD188 Stone, DD102 Mannequin, DD304 FLourish, DD101 Lacey Borders, DD300 Filmstrip, DD110 Birds & Butterflies, DD504 Doilies, DD528 Nesting Hearts, DD500 Script words, DD522 Berry Vine, DD312 Leaves, DD710 Roleld Flowers, EM931 Pearl Brad 'Latte', PL511 Pearl Flourish, Em935 Pearl 'Chocolate', SB713 Pearl.
Other - Derivan 'Mica Flakes'
"U @ 17" layout by Alison Bevis
A little chipboard, corrugated cardboard (Sprayed it with Charcoal and then 'stamped' it on the white cardstock) and acetate - too easy!
Kaisercraft products - P1838 Orange Damask, P1837 Orange Stripe, P1848 Black Damask, P1839 Black Stripe, CD101 Coconut, KM101 Charcoal, ST914 Clear sticker 'Antiques', EM418 Photo overlays 'Party Time', CM112 Captured Moments 3x4" cards 'School Days', FL332 Book Plates square, FL569 wooden flourish '@', CB150 Uppercase alphas, AS251 Alpha stickers 'Ebony'.
"Inspire" Journal by Alison Bevis
b2bjournal kb
Kaisercraft products - P1840 Black Damask, P1839 Black Stripe, EM422 Kraft journal, T307 Flutter, T613 Quarters, ST916 Delicate words, ST915 Butterflies, ST912 Epoxy 'Candy' KM110  Pink, KM106 Orange, KM109 Red, KM102 Antique Gold, Km101 Charcoal.
 "Cards" by Alison Bevis
Kaisercraft products - P1836 Kraft Damask, P1835 Kraft Stripe, P1833 Beige Stripe, P1834 Beige Damask, P1838 Orange Stripe, KM101 Charcoal, FL552 Birdcage standing, FL378 Sitting Birds, CD511 C6 White cards, DD504 Doilies, EM935 Pearl brad 'Chocolate', F653 Mini paper blooms 'Ruby', ST919 Script words.

For those playing along at home, yes! I forgot to create a Christmas card...cannot believe it!
Alison x

Kaisercraft 'Scrap Yard' collection - May 2015

Grunge and Cogs and So versatile!
When you first look at the pages, collectables and stamps its easy to think male oriented projects...but why not use the black, white and greys and a touch of Pink!

"Today" layout by Alison Bevis
Just because the range is called SCRAP YARD doesn't mean it cannot be a bit girly - I picked out the black, white and grey papers, collectables & stickers and added some pink mist and paper blooms....
Kaisercraft products - P1824 Copper, P1829 Cut & Paste, P1825 Garage, P1831 Loft, Ct827 Collectables, SS282 Sticker sheet, T608 Honeycomb, KM110 Pink, EM929 Lace pack 'Black', RS452 Rhinestone strip 'Black', FL336 Lilac leaves, F663 Paper Blooms 'Hot Pink',  F668 Mini Paper Blooms 'Hot Pink', Em932 Pearl brad 'Pink Ice'.
Other - Derivan Dimension 'Zinc White'.
'Right Now' Layout by Alison Bevis
The background was layered up starting with the leftovers sticker sheet, little bit of torn paper and reversed the Collectable to have white!
Kaisercraft products - P1828 Warehouse, PP968 Paper pad, CT827 Collectables, SS282 Sticker sheet.
"Best day eva" & "Love this Season" Cards by Alison Bevis
I set myself a little challenge - to make  Christmas cards with each collection - lucky this one has some 'reds & greens'
SY cards kb
Kaisercraft products - P1831 Loft, P1826 Blue Print, P1827 Brickwall, P1875 Garage, CT827 Collectables, SS282 Sticker sheet,  CD501 Card pack square 'White', CD503 Card pack square 'Black', AS257 Alpha stickers 'green'.
"The little things" journal page by Alison Bevis
SY journal KB
Kaisercraft products - EM422 Kraft journal, P1824 Copper, PS407 Engine, SS282 Sticker sheet, T613 Quarters, KM106 Denim
Other - Derivan 'Mica flakes' Kindyglitz 'Black',
"Wayne's Train" by Alison Bevis
Our great nephew turned ONE the other day, so I made a gift for his room!
SY Train kb
Kaisercraft products - P1830 Rusty, CT827 Collectables, SS827 Sticker Sheet, CB150 Uppercase Alpha,
Other - Crackle paste, Glossy accents.
Scrap Yard has a great 'blue' in the papers!
Alison x

Kaisercraft 'Say Aloha' collection - May 2015

Did you know, I <3 Flamingos?
They're elegant, hang with mates and are Pink!!

When this collection arrived, and I looked at all the happy bright colours....and had a few photos I thought would be perfect (especially the one of my Sister-in-law! lol)

"Happy Smile" layout be Alison Bevis
Kaisercraft products - PS406 Tropical, P1817 Palm, P1815 Rainforest, P1819 Mimosa, P1822 Weave, Damask printed tape, CT826 Collectables, ST912 Epoxy stickers 'Candy', SS281 Sticker sheet.
"Priceless " layout by Alison Bevis
Kaisercraft products -  P1820 Papaya, P 1816 Pina Colada, P1822 Weave, PS405 Tiki Hut, CT Collectables, SS281 Sticker sheet, Damask Quarters template, IP704 Splice ink, CD102 Licorice, ST912 Epoxy 'Candy', ST910 Epoxy 'Sunshine', RS410 Sparklet 'Daffodil', RS466 Silver flourish, SB701 Soft pink.
Other - Derivan Gesso
'Joy' Christmas card by Alison Bevis
A bit of a modern take on a Christmas card with the fronds in a circular  shape to represent a wreath - and the word JOY (Love a bit of Joy in the Silly Season!)
Kaisercraft products - CD511 C6 White, P1822 Weave (Joy), CT826 Collectables, F668 Mini Paper Blooms 'Hot Pink'.
"Live out loud" Journal page by Alison Bevis
I've used up the extra sticker sheet strips as a base for the page (again, cannot toss them in the bin!) A little bit of fussy cutting for the floral corners - love the Kaisermists!!
SA journal kb
Kaisercraft products - Kraft journal, SS581 sticker sheet, PP968 Paper pad, Km104 Lime Green, KM103 Yellow, KM110 Pink, KM107 Peach, KM101 Charcoal.
Other - Derivan Gesso
'Flamingo' by Alison Bevis
I found this Flamingo metal shaped frame for just a few dollars at K-mart - with no idea how I could incorporate it into the collection? I began by covering the frame with strips of cardstock. I die cut the 3 leaf shapes (12x12 whole sheets to get enough 'feathers') and hot glued them onto the frame - just needed a floaty bow to finish!
SA flamingo kb
Kaisercraft products - P1819 Mimosa, P1818 Island, P1821 Flamingo, CD178 Flamingo cardstock, DD312 Decorative die 'Leaves' KM110 Pink mist.
Other - various Organza ribbons, Flamingo -shaped metal frame.
So many ideas, so little time!
Alison x