Friday, August 28, 2009

Kandy Krazy and the Spellbinders Class!

We've been working hard packing and posting your Kaiser Kandy bags. We hope you love them! The bags are $20. They are filled with at least $30 worth of Kaiser goodies and some have been stuffed with up to $50 worth! The promotion continues until stock runs out.

On Monday we will be giving away a whole set of Q1 papers (36 papers!). Each bag of Kaiser Kandy you buy puts you in the draw!

Finally... here is the picture of some of the cute things we made in the Spellbinders class. My favourite is the silver box from Kaisercraft. It has been so cleverly designed to fold up easily. I used the Renaissance hearts pendant on top. I also love the Fleur de Lis pendant and I used it to create the item in the bottom left corner. I can't claim to have come up with that idea though! The box on the left has been created using Labels One and filled with lollies. (I'm tempted to eat those tonight...). And lastly, we played with the Scallop cutter to create some flowers.

Happy crafting this weekend!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Buy Kaiser Kandy for only $20. Guaranteed $30 - $50 of Kaisercraft products in each bag!! Limit 2 bags. Be in quick. Last time we sold out in 2 days...

If you love Kaiser, you'll love Kaiser Kandy! The bags are ready to be sent...


Okay, we'll be honest. We're excited here at Artfull Crafts. We're off to the Kaisercraft Q2 product launch
in Melbourne at the end of next week! And our talented designers - Hilary and Clarissa are coming too.

Graham and I are popping into the Kaiser Party on our way to Thailand for my brother's wedding (how kind of them to have it on a resort island...). We'll be away for 4 weeks - but Vicki and Juanita will hold the fort just fine!

So to celebrate we're giving away some more Q1 papers!
Read last weeks' post for ways to WIN! It's giveaway time...

Friday, August 21, 2009


We are really grateful for all you Artfull Crafts supporters - so we want to say THANKS!

DRAW #1 - for newbies
  • Sign up to the website by Friday 28th August and we will send you 3 free Kaisercraft Workshop Magazines AND also go into the draw to win 18 pieces of Kaisercraft Q1 papers. Please click this link to join up!

DRAW #2 - for existing customers
  • Refer a friend to Artfull Crafts website and go into the draw to win 18 pieces of Kaisercraft Q1 papers. Get them to put your name in the comments section at the free checkout.
Make sure you keep watching the Blog and the Website next week for the first of 3 fabulous promotions ... and some exciting news about another country and a certain company who is throwing a party...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Baby Album and a Picasa Trick

It's fun when your friends have babies! I love taking photos of them and creating gifts to give them. This gorgeous chipboard set from Fancy Pants was perfect for showing off the photos from an evening we spent with them.

If you look closely you will see that the photos are predominately black and white - but with colour around the baby and her clothes. I did this effect in Picasa. Under the Effect tab there is a "Black and White Focal" option. Around that area the original colour of the photo is maintained. You can make this area bigger or smaller and move it around and make it stronger and weaker.

It's a wonderful feature and you should try it out! I wanted to emphasie the lovely girl and the colour of her clothing. I then choose papers that were in that colour scheme too.

I have lots of these lovely Baby Box sets for sale. They make such wonderful gifts. Head to to check them out.

And don't forget to go and check out Hilary and Clarissa's galleries. They are our new Design Team members and their kits are now ready to purchase! YAY! There are some specials for purchasing their kits too - free postage and some free Kaisercraft pearl strips.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Clarissa Hardy and Hilary Nicholas onto the Artfull Crafts Design Team! They will be creating layout, card and beyond-the-page kits and we're really excited about that! They each have their own galleries on the website and will be posting on a regular basis. Please go there and have a look...! Hilary also has a blog and she regularly posts there.

Clarissa Hardy - Beyond the Page Expert

Hilary Nicholas - Monthly Layout and Card Kits

And I've decided to be on the Design Team too! A great excuse to keep crafting.

The first kits will be ready by the end of the week...

We had an official design team meeting a week ago in Christchurch and you can see the evidence!

In fact, it's making me feel a bit peckish now... sadly everything is shut in Timaru after 8pm. It's true! If you want icecream you are out of luck!

I ran a Q1 card class today and had a lot of fun playing with the new kaiser papers, flowers, and bling. (more bling and more bling). Talking about bling - you won't believe this but Kaisercraft have released some more new bling and I'm just waiting on some more boxes of it to run a Kaiser Candy Promotion. That will be fun!

SPECIALS: Don't forget to head over to Artfull Crafts for some specials. Buy 2 kaiser albums and get a third one FREE!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm back! Alive and Well...

You must be wondering where I had gone to? Well, not much further that the couch. I'm still recovering from this operation... It was 2 weeks yesterday and I'm still taking it easy...

It would be nice to say that I have been busy crafting during my recovery - but it's not that easy when you need to get into drawers and open cupboards (stuffed full with scrapping goodies...). However, I have managed to create a couple of little items..

It was birthday week around here - at home and at Artfull Crafts! Me, my mum, Clarissa (Design Team) and Vicki!

Here is one of the cards I made with the Musical Greeting Card kit... It plays Happy Birthday when you open it!

I've used a Stampin' Up roller, Hambly Jounaling Bits Transparency, Prima Flowers, antique lace and Christina Rea metallic paper.

These Musical Greeting card kits are such great value at only $9 for 3 cards including the musical mecahnism. Yes, I stock them but they sold out on Friday - more coming next week! They are really easy to put together too. Stick the mechanism down, use some mounting foam and then decorate!

Finish off by stamping the inside with a roller from Stampin' Up! People hate to throw these cards out!!

Sue (from Timaru) also kindly brought me her beautiful cards to look at and photograph. She has used the new Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts Pendants and Borders.

Mmm I must go and have a play with my Spellbinders. They arrived while I was in hospital and to be honest I haven't touched them! I can't actually lift the Cuttlebug Machine either... Boy life is tough!!

Happy crafting... I feel sure that the next post will have interesting information about my new Design team...