Monday, 29 June 2015

Blue Fern Studios - June Challenge

Have you had a chance to check out the new SKETCH on the Blue Fern Studios blog yet?
Today is the last opportunity so get in quick!!

Michele Singh has created this fabulous sketch...

At first I really liked the opportunity of TWO photos but then I really enjoy creating a vertical cluster - it's always a great challenge, so this is what I created -

At the recent Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo, I asked Debra the owner of Bella Paperie to choose a few random sheets of Blue Fern Studios papers - this is one of them!
Love Story 'Sweet Song' which I covered with the Kaisercraft template 'Bricks' and sprayed Prima Colour Bloom 'Worn Leather', flicked a little Lindy's Stamp Gang "Moonshadow" 'Buccaneer Bronze' and sprayed "Starburst" 'bells of Ireland Green' along the centre strip.
The Blue Fern Studios 'Daisies Collage' designed by Michele Singh was sprayed with Glimmermist 'Its' Red' and Memories Mist 'Red' and the title 'Happiness' from the Good Vibes pack designed by Michele Singh was covered with Dylusions 'White Linen' and sprinkled with a little red too!
Embellished with a few Manor House Creations and Prima flowers and my favourite Gardenia's, rose buds and felt heart in red from My2angels.

Photo is from 1974 and is ME!! Sitting down to a tea party at a cute little table and chairs - cute!
Alison x

Kaisercraft July challenge Thursday 2nd July

Did you see the beautiful MOOD BOARD over at the Kaisercraft blog...

How would you like to WIN one of the latest paper collections from Kaisercraft!
Each month there will be a different type of Inspirational challenge to follow here on the Kaisercraft blog, All you have to do is create a layout and you could WIN one of 2 prizes each month.
The rules:  Each month of the first Thursday of every month a different challenge will be posted here on the Kaiser craft blog.
All you have to do is create a layout of your own using at least 80% of Kaisercraft papers and products. They can be of any Kaisercraft paper collection. Upload it to any gallery of your choice or in a blog post. Once done, link your project into the comments section of the end of this blog post and tell us what inspired you to create your layout and your entry is complete.
The deadline: Comments with linked entries for each monthly challenge will close on the last day of that month at 11.59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)
The prizes: 1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new paper collections  (valued at approximately $80).
2nd PLACE: One of Kaisercraft Paper Pack valued at approximately $50.
Winners will be announced at the beginning of August.
Here is this month’s Inspirational Challenge,  it’s a Mood Board Challenge.
Inspired by the July paper collection "BOTANICA"
July challenge mood boar
What is a Mood Board? Well, it is an arrangement of images, materials or pieces of text intended to evoke a project of any particular style or concept.
Just create a layout using any part of the Inspirational Mood Board and with at least 80% Kaisercraft Products from any Kaisercraft paper collection.
Link your project here at the end of this post in the comments section below or on the Kaisercraft Facebook page.          We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Have a look at some of the wonderful creations that the current Kaisercraft Contributing Design Team members have a created, based on this month's challenge.
This is what I created -
"Family" layout by Alison Bevis

Kaisercraft products - P1876 Roots, P1879 Botany, PS Bulb, PP973 Paper Pad, CT831 Collectables, SS286 Sticker Sheet, T604 Leaves, KM102 Antique Gold, KM104 Lime Green, F643 Paper Blooms 'Amethyst', F656 Mini Paper Blooms 'Fuchsia', F644 Mini Paper Blooms 'Coconut'.

Hope you're already thinking of ideas to give this NEW challenge a go this month!!
Alison x

Friday, 26 June 2015

Kaisercraft DT 2014-2015 Favourites!!

The Kaisercraft team from 2014-15 were asked to create a blog post about our 

do you know how difficult that choice has been!

I have regularly created 2 layouts, 2 cards and 2 'Off the page' items for EACH of the THREE collections EACH month!!
So I have had plenty of projects to choose from... but narrowed it down to things that were significant to me :)

This was 'December' in the Calendar  - I created a different page for each month, with each of the new collections released - the tree is one whole page fussy cut into shapes and then adhered as a tree for Christmas - it will make a lovely gift for someone!! This is the 'Oh so lovely' collection

OSL Calendar

This layout of Aunty Sandra with the 'On Stage' collection is still hanging on her wall...must of been her favourite!! By choosing just the black, white and red patterns and collectables and the great photo it came together easily! This was the first release of the new dies...exciting times!!


This is one of my 'Tuesday Tips' -  when Kaisercraft released new Embossing Folders, I knew I could show just a few simple ideas to create quick and easy cards!!

TT EF Cards

The "Shine Bright' collection with the yellow and grey combination was really versatile for Feminine or Masculine - this layout was created with the scraps leftover on the Sticker sheet!!


Cards are so quick and easy to create - these with the cute 'XO' collection - and always with a  matching paper lined envelopes!!

XO Cards bl

When Kaisercraft released the 'Kraft journal', this was my very first page - this journal is almost full just with Kaisercraft collections - I like to use patterned papers and always a 'word or verse' as a reminder each day!

Hello Today Journal Page rs

I still think these are cute cards from way back when 'Tropical Punch' was released... with it's fun, colourful patterns and images, it's perfect for any occasion!

Tropical Punch - Card Set rs

'Outdoor Trail' was very much about the Men in our lives but by choosing the burnt oranges patterns, which was perfect for our friends wedding in Bali and this photo, I was able to make a pretty layout for their album!!

Outdoor Trail - Look At Us LO rs

..and a NEW year starts next week - 
Exciting changes!!
Exciting new team!!
Exciting new collections!!
Exciting new release products!!

I'm a little excited, can you tell?
Alison x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Kaisercraft - June Collection - In the Wild

Most of us will have some Zoo that we haven't scrapped as we couldn't find the perfect papers...well this is the collection for you!

"Discover animals" layout
Along with all the African animals there is also a some of our Australian natives!! This photo of our son Tim, taken at Currumbin Sanctuary (a few years ago!) was just what was needed for all the images of koalas - I fussy cut, trimmed so I could use them all!itw
The specialty paper was used as a stencil and then the 'dots & diamonds' strip were cut from the chevrons to use as vertical lines. 
Kaisercraft products - P1867 Giraffe, P1870 Safari, P1871 Zoo, P1868 Animalia, PS413 Outback, PS414 Desert, PP972 Paper Pad, CT830 Collectables, SS285 Sticker Sheet, KM102 Antique Gold, KM107 Peach, KM105 Orange.
"I'm wild about you" layout 
One piece of specialty paper (the circular piece) cut into the 3 parts was used for both of these layouts - good value! The specialty with the chevrons was folded back onto itself to make a decorative photo mat - and as it was used as a stencil for the above layout it was already coloured - bonus! 
in the wild 1
Fussy cut the title individually...added a cluster of flowers, a few stickers and done!
Kaisercraft products - P1870 Safari, P1868 Animalia, PS413 Outback, PS414 Desert, PP972 Paper Pad, SS285 Sticker Sheet, F628 Paper blooms 'Honey', F633 Paper Blooms ;Olive;, F653 Mini Paper Blooms ;Ruby', F650 Mini Paper Blooms 'Olive'.
Aunty Sandra is over in Africa as I write this, and I was going to pinch a few of her photos from Facebook....she is going to LOVE this collection - perfect timing!!
Alison x

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Kaisercraft - June Collection - Fiesta

How FABULOUS are the colours in this collection!!

" Live in the Moment " layout
...just a few years ago!!
F LO 1
Kaisercraft product - P1854 Hola, P1858 Poncho, P1860 Sombero, CT829 Collectables, T621 Damask Quarters, F633 Paper Blooms 'Olive',  F650 Mini Paper Blooms 'Olive', KM105 Turquoise, KM106 Denim.
Other - Derivan Gesso
"Sienna" layout 
Isn't she beautiful... 
F LO 2
Kaisercraft products - P1856 Pinata, P1857 Salsa, P1855 Jalapeno, CT829 Collectables, SS284 Sticker Sheet, F629 Paper Blooms 'Coconut', F663 Paper Blooms 'Hot Pink', F656 Mini Paper Blooms 'Fuchsia', F668 Mini Paper Blooms 'Hot Pink'.
It's been a whirlwind of paper, collectables etc with creating for upcoming Events....and the Scrapbook and Ppaercraft Expo last weekend... 
Alison x

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Scrapping Outback - June challenge

Did you see the challenge over at Scrapping Outback?

This is it - 

Did you know, one of my favourite colours is GREEN?
...and I love Mint too!!
Our niece sent some photos of her new Daughter, Sienna - so beautiful - and this was one of them...she is so peaceful...

Technically I have disqualified myself by not starting with white cardstock but that's okay ;)
It's actually a sheet of Blue Fern Studios "Ombre Dreams' (Gingers Dream, for those playing along at home!) I used the backing card from the tag pack of Julie Nuttings - has a finish which is great for wetting and dripping colour to pool...and then I polished it with a paper towel.
I spritzed the Prima crochet edge pieces in Tim Holtz 'Cracked Pistachio' - so pretty! While I had the sprays out, I also sprayed with Lindys Stamp Gang 'Bells of Ireland Green' and 'Bucaneer Bronze' and Memories Mist 'Amaretto' - a bit of everything here and there!
The Scrapmatts Bracket frames were covered in 'Pine Needles' crackle paint - they dried really a bit dark so after it was adhered to the layout I sprayed some Dylusions 'White Linen' (it is the best WHITE spray) Everything is inked in Versamagic 'Jumbo Java' (some would say, 'the' best brown!)
A little layering with pre-made banners (It's so easy, its almost cheating?) and finished embellishing with a few Manor Hose Creation flowerss, and a couple I picked up at Tj's Scrapping with Style.

Sienna has a bunch of older Brothers and Sisters who adore her - lucky!!
Alison x

White with One - June - Biscay Bay

...and here is another fabulous colour to create a layout with white and maybe a little black...


Cool colour right!
This is what I did with it...

I had been using Resin and with the 'leftovers' from the project, I drizzled it across some white cardstock thinking I'd come back to use it... forward a few months and the White with One challenge always needs a white base, so I started with it!!
Prima Colour Bloom 'Summer Sky, Glistening Waves and Cobalt', along with Dylusions 'London Blue' and Tim Holtz Distress 'Mermaid Lagoon' were used through the centre sections, a little dripping and a little splattering (coz we all like splattering!!)
I used the tiny attacher to staple the vertical and horizontal strips - all coloured with the various shades of  BISCAY BAY (Blue ;) lol) and also spritzed some Manor House Creations flowers!!
The Scrapmatts chipboard "String Circles" and "Assorted Words" were inked in black and a little Dimensional Magic smeared over to finish. The rest of the title 'Little One' is from a really old Pebbles pack - do you remember those?
I also found some jigsaw puzzle chipboards which I covered in 'Broken China' Crackle Paint, dried and then sprayed a little over to pick up the cracks!

This photo was taken when our niece Nerida came down from Cairns in January 2015 and met Wayne (her Nephew) for the first time - lovely memory for them both!!
Alison x

Monday, 1 June 2015

Kaisercraft Tuesday Tip - 9th June

Yes!! It's my turn again for a Tuesday Tip...


I was thinking about which products Kaisercraft produce which you may not think of using in a different way. With the introduction of the Kaisermist (10 fabulous colours!!) it's easy to spritz any or a combination through any one of the various Stencils that make up the range...Or smear some modelling paste or Gel Medium through a stencil and have a fabulous effect.

But, did you think of using the stencil as a template for "Doodling"?
I've created a layout using the Brick Stencil ( T606) - chosen for it's larger space to doodle inside of  but any stencil will work.

TT Doodle LO
I've adhered the Specialty paper (PS408 Bloom) together with P1848 Overgrown (the cute pink gingham print and the reverse is the coral floral print which is torn) - Spritz KM110 Pink, KM107 Peach and KM109 Red onto T606 'Bricks', allow to dry and wipe the residual off the gloss images of the Specialty paper - it's like magic!!
TT Doodle LO cl
Again place the Brick Stencil over the sprayed image and using a black fine line pen outline each brick, then just 'Doodle' inside the lines - how easy! I've also fussy cut some bricks in patterned paper to add some coloured bricks - wouldn't an entire brick wall look great as part of a background?
...and 'Doodling' can be incorporated into a card too!!
TT Alison - Card
While you're Doodling, why not Doodle in your envelope liner too!
An assortment of Paper Blooms and Mini Paper Blooms (F640 Fairy Floss, F664 Fire Red, F662 Coral, F663 Hot Pink, F668 Hot Pink, F657 Fairy Floss, F669 Fire Red) were used to embellish around the photo and the Title was from the Script Words Sticker sheet (ST919)
Have you noticed all the Adult Colouring Books that have recently hit the market - why not outline any of the Kaisercraft Stencil and start colouring...I think the Doiley and the Butterflies would look fantastic 'coloured'!!
If you try this technique, please show us your results on the Kaisercraft Facebook page...we'd love to see!! 
All you need is a fine line Black pen...
Alison x

Kaisercraft - June collection - Secret Garden

Pretty pastel, florals and pretty!!

'Love' layout by Alison Bevis
This is my beautiful Nana, she is now 94 and still the most influential person in my life! (Yes, Anthony loves her too!!) The photo was taken on my 40th Birthday party, celebrated at the Eagle Heights Tavern overlooking the Gold Coast lights - great night with family and friends!!
Kaisercraft products - P1851 Forget-me-not, P1846 Wildflower, P1847 Posy, PS410 Spring, CT 828 Collectables, F640 Paper Blooms 'Fairy Floss', F657 Mini Paper Blooms 'Fairy Floss', F641 Paper Blooms 'Dusty Pink', F644 Mini Paper Blooms 'Coconut', EM932 Pearl Brad 'Pink Ice'.
'Brothers' layout by Alison Bevis
The other day our Niece Christine sent me an envelope full of fabulous prints - this of her two older sons Robert and Elijah!! I like the challenge of making a very girly collection more masculine - by using the blues, grey and greens! I fussy cut out random squares (turn the paper 90' from the diamonds) Bit of spritzing with the 3 Kaisermists (residual ink on the stencil formed the base of the journal page too - bonus!)
Kaisercraft products - P1892 Gate, P18945 Prarie, P1850 Roses, P1849 Ivy, P1847 Posy, CT828 Collectables, CD102 Licorice, EM418 Photo Overlay'Party Time', EM419 Photo Overlay 'Love Life', AS251 Alpha Stickers 'Ebony', T611 Diamonds, KM106 Denim, KM101 Charcoal, KM102 Antique Gold.
Card by Alison Bevis
It's easy to create a card out of the scraps leftover from making a layout...and of course, a the scraps a great to line the envelope for a coordinated finish - my favourite thing to do!
SG Card
Kaisercraft products - CD511 Card pack C6 'White', P1851 Forget-me-not, P1849 Ivy, P1845 Prarie, CT828 Collectables, PS408 Bloom.
'Grateful' journal page by Alison Bevis
Yes, this is the negative from the masculine layout (see above), with a little of the scraps on my table, a couple of collectables and done!
SG Journal
Kaisercraft products - Kraft Journal, P1849 Ivy, P1847 Posy, P1850 Roses, CT828 Collectables, T611 Diamonds, K106 Turquoise, Km101 Charcoal, KM102 Antique Gold.
Secret Garden has such pretty pastel florals but also blues, grey and greens that you can create more versatile projects,
Alison xx