Monday, October 17, 2016

Debi Ryan: Vintage Barber Shop

Hi everyone, today I'm back with a vintage inspired layout, using Kaisercraft Barber Shop; this collection is perfect for those masculine vintage projects. The colours work so well with sepia and black and white photos.

12 x 12 Vintage LO

All the bits and bobs from the collections always with Kaisercraft work seamlessly together, so I quickly had my Layout. I added some stencilling and sponging, as well as some splattered and we are all done.

close up of the distressing

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Michelle - Kaisercraft Ooh La La

Ooh La La - definitely the right way of describing this gorgeous range! So pretty and feminine......

I have used a lovely peach cardstock for my base. I have then cut down the reverse side of the Belle Paper , inked and distressed the edges. I have matted the photo of my gorgeous niece on the reverse side of the Je T'Aime paper and the C'est La Vie paper. The brick wall on the left is cut from the specialty die cut windows paper, and the piece of paper on the right is from the Oui Oui paper.

I have added quite a number of lovely pieces from the Collectables  - the clock, the doilies, the butterfly and the frame feature to the right of the photo.  "You're so lovely" title in the frame is taken from the sticker sheet.

Have a super week!


Michelle - Kaisercraft Frosted

Hello there!

When I saw the Kaisercraft Frosted range - I loved it. I love the blue and grey hues .... and I think of Christmas and snow and and bling and sparkles .... so pretty!

I used a plain blue cardstock to start off with.  Cut a rectangular strip from the reverse side of the Icicles paper, distressing the edges and curling up the opposite corners - place this down first. The white cut out - is from a die I borrowed, which I covered in stickles, cut in half and lay this down to line up with the Icicles paper. Then cut about half of the reverse side of the Frozen paper (use the blue), again distressing the edges and layering this on top of the the other Icicle paper. I then cut two smaller pieces - one from the reverse side of the Frozen paper (white bit)  and the other from the cones from the Glacial paper - distressed the edges of these too. From the Icy paper, cut out the Grey frame in the top right hand corner, distress and turn it sideways as part of the matt for the photo. The "photo" - matted on the music part of the Icicle paper is taken from the Correspondence paper - so effective, everyone keeps asking me who is that in the photo!

One of the flourishes is from the Collectables and the other is cut from the Icicles paper. The balance of the words and embellishments are taken from the sticker sheet and the Collectables.

I finished off with a lightly rubbing some darker blue and grey chalk around the papers.

Thanks for popping over!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Vonni - Christmas Wishes

Did you know that there are only 80 days until Christmas?

Every year I swear I'm going to get in early, purchase a few gifts, make a few cards and I never seem to get there. Well, not in 2016!! I have just purchased and wrapped my first gift. Go me!!

Today, I am sharing a bottle tag that I've made using Christmas Wishes by Kaisercraft.

This is such a pretty Christmas collection. Pastel pinks, blues, purples and greens, with a bit of antique gold thrown in. Beautiful baubles, gold doilies and the sweetest little sentiments.

The bottle tag, which comes with it's own little pocket, was cut on my Silhouette Cameo with a file from the Silhouette Online store. I used the Christmas Wishes 6x6 Paper Pad and a few flowers from my stash.

Much nicer than a wine bag from the dollar store. Don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Betsy - Three Different cards

Betsy here this morning to share three cards I have made recently.
I know I have been keeping rather quite lately but as I have already said on my blog, life does keep getting in the way. It is all fun though and it does keep one out of mischief.

There is no rhythm or reason for these cards, just some I have had orders for etc. Trust you enjoy the viewing.

For Marion's card I have used the lovely Sue Wilson Die, Lattice Arched Adornment, CED6302. It is a super die and can be purchased at Artfull Crafts.There are many different ways to use this die so it does make it rather versatile.

Another gorgeous collection for Anne's card - Kaisercraft's Always and Forever has been a tremendous hit, the colours and combinations are stunning. For cutting this card I have used Cherry Lynn Step Card Die which is a firm Favourite. I have fussy cut the roses from one of the papers to adhere to the side edges. It is a Spelllbinder's Labels 20 Die that I have used, to make the frame round the sentiment.

Peter's card was a bit more difficult, being a male and I was not too sure what his interests were. Anyway, after a bit of detective work I came up with this one. I printed off a picture of London, from Pinterest, as they have just returned from an overseas holiday and for the base card I have gone with Kaisercraft's Wanderlust Collection and collectables. Apparently, it met with his approval.

That's it ladies, happy crafting and many blessings,


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Michelle - Bon Appetit

I am so looking forward to catching up with Graham and Liz at the NZ Craft and Design show out in Christchurch tomorrow. Its on all weekend - hope to see some of you down there!

Today I am showcasing a layout made with the lovely Kaisercraft Bon Appetit range. Looking at the papers - one really wants to rush out and go and bake a cake to photograph, just to do a layout - this range is fabulous! Ok admittedly - I did not bake (let's say my culinary skills are somewhat lacking) - but I did have this fabulous photo of a chocolate cupcake that I bought to celebrate hubby's birthday - and it deserved being shown off!

I cut down the Bake paper, inked the edge and adhered this to cream cardstock, I then used a page out of the 6x6 Bon Appetit paper pad, and mounted the photo on red card stock and onto the Cool paper. Then adorned with ribbon and flowers to finish off the layout. There are also the Bon Appetit collectables on the page. The "YUM!" is chipboard letters that I have inked and painted in ranges of reds and black - and then adhered Glossy Accents. The tag "Cakes" is a tag off the sticker sheet.

It's a lovely range with all sorts of lovely papers and embellishments - just love the reds and the browns. 

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Michelle - Mademoiselle

Goodness did winter make itself felt this weekend ... the snow fortunately (and maybe unfortunately?) skipped over the Christchurch region. But ... did get to see some flurries!
So with cold weather outside and warm indoors - what else better to do than get some creativity on the go..... and here is my take on the beautiful Kaisercraft Mademoiselle collection. This photo is of my daughter and I on a "girls day out"............

Using a pink Bazzill cardstock as my base, I used the Timepiece paper as the next layer. This was cut down about 1cm all around and the edges distressed. I then cut different rectangular sizes of papers from the Blossoms, Floral Sprays, Couture and LadyLike papers, distressed the edges and layered these behind the photo.  The green square paper is from the 6x6 pad

I used some flowers,and then the Collectables (these are just gorgeous!) and Stickers from the Mademoiselle range to finish off the layout. Just love the butterfly paper Flutter in this collection - ideal for fussy cutting and adding among the flowers!

Have a lovely week - and keep warm!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bon Appetit - Pocket Scrapbooking

August already!!!

I hope this post finds everyone well. Not feeling so great myself at the moment. I feel like I've had this dreaded flu forever and it just wont stop raining. On the plus side, I've had some time to work on my albums. I am finally up to

For my project today I've made some filler cards for my pocket style pages using the  Kaisercraft 'Bon Appetit' collection. I've used the 6x6 paper pad and the die cut collectables to help me make some fast layouts. 

6x6 Filler Card

 4x6 Filler Card

The Bon Appetit collection would make a great little family recipe album, recipe cards, or a fun layout of those who love getting messy in the kitchen.

Pocket Pages are from We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm, dry & healthy.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Debi Ryan: Boho Dreams

I am still in love with this Kaisercraft collection Boho Dreams, its pretty, savy and just a little hippy.

Today, I'm sharing a 12 x 12 scrapbook page.

To jazz it up and to add to the boho feel I also used the new Color Burst powders from Ken Oliver- I love these too ! so easy to use and the colours are popping bright. I will definitely be getting more of these.

Color Burst Close Up 

Wishing you all a fab week, Debi x

Friday, July 29, 2016

Debi Ryan : Pocket Letter Fun

Debi here, I've been missing in action all month, I've had to move my studio space from one place to another; and I had to wait for some work to be done, before I could move, its's been a long month. Still a work in progress, I have a lot of untouched stash goodies- which I forgot I even had, I'm sure you can relate ;)

Today I'm sharing with you a Kaisercraft  Mermaid Tails Pocket Letter, Pocket letters are such fun to create, and are made for sharing. They are currently the latest thing, check it out here: if you want to know all about them.

Basically they are 9 ATC cards, they can match or not, in the back of the pockets goes a letter and crafting goodies for your pen pal.
There are quite a few international and New Zealand groups around- you can find them in blogging land or on Facebook.

I hope you are all getting in some crafty time, have a great weekend everyone, Debi x