Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christine - Peek-a-Boo Baby Girl Mini Album

Hi there  - Christine here today with a mini album for a baby girl using the Kaisercraft Peek-A-Boo Collection....

This collection is so cute and sweet. I love to make albums as a gift for a new baby.
I have kept it quite simple as the papers are so beautiful, so have embellished with a few silver trinkets and made good use of the strip along the bottom of the 12x12 papers. I made my own tags to go in the pockets and used some washi tape to decorate them.


Happy Creating!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Michelle - Kaisercrafts Glisten

I have found this year to have gone incredibly fast - I cannot believe Christmas is just around the corner - in fact, I think I saw somewhere that we have 4 more Sundays to Christmas?? So why not get right into the Christmas spirit, using the gorgeous Kaisercraft Glisten range. Silver, gold .. all that glitters ... just love it!

The album was created using papers all from the 6x6 Glisten paper - these were used for background papers and creating pockets. Die cuts are from the Collectables range as well as from some of the pages in the 6x6 paper pad. Below are just a few photos of some of the pages in the mini album.

The flap in the picture in the left here was created using washi tape - I laid strips of washi tape across the piece of cardstock to create the back ground (great way to use up washi tape too). The star is a wooden embellishment which is painted with silver paint. The word love is just one of the lovely pieces from the Collectables of this range. 

Why not pop over and have a look at the other lovely Kaisercraft Christmas ranges available at Artfull Crafts - Silent Night  and Christmas Wishes. I will post something on the blog using these gorgeous ranges soon.

Enjoy the rest of the week - and the glorious sunny weather!

Michelle :)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Betsy - ooh la la Cards

Betsy here this morning - yes, I am still part of Artfull Crafts design team! For how much longer I don't know, as I haven't been pulling my weight very well lately. Anyway, my conscience has got the better of me, so here we are.

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards made with the lovely "ooh la la" collection from Kaisercraft, which came out for October. It is stunning and the colour palette is my favourite.

This is a very popular shaped card just now - it is called a Twist and Pop Card and many tutorial can be found on the web. For this one I have added a belly band as it holds it together very nicely. The cabochon is beautiful and was one of my buys at SENZ.

This is the open version of the card and you can see, a lot of the collectables from the collection have been used. It is a fun card to make and of course "ooh la la" is just perfect for it.

Another simple card, made again with "ooh la la". The lovely lady is a chipboard image and to be honest, I can't remember where it was procured. One's memory is not as good as it used to be!!

That's it today, sorry for my tardiness  but I will try and do better. By the way Artfull Crafts have this super collection in stock, I know you won't be disappointed.

Happy crafting and blessings,


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Lisa - catching up!

Hello, hello! Long time, no posts from me- I have recently got a second job (besides working in the shop at Artfull Crafts) and time is always seeming to get away on me. However, I'm here now with some time to spare, so I thought I'd share a few layouts that I have made recently. (Because no matter what, I always make sure I find the time to play with crafting goodies. Priorities, y'know!)

First up, a couple of layouts using a Kaisercraft release from a few months back: Barber Shoppe. It's a lovely masculine-themed range in shades of blue, pale green and black & white, featuring great vintage imagery. I used a favourite picture of my husband (taken at Lake Tekapo) and put together this page.

 It's pretty quick and easy- a piece of 12x12 kraft cardstock, which I misted with a light brown Lindy's Stamp Gang spray, before adding my photo on top. I then clustered a selection of the Collectables to the side, and added a couple of wooden embellishments amongst them (cogs and a clock.)  To finish, some strips of washi, and a couple of flicks of black indian ink.

My second layout was a challenge to myself: to use the same range to make a more feminine-style layout.

I layered some of the papers on top of a sheet of 12x12 black cardstock, distressing the edges to add some dimension. I placed my photo on the right, and built up layers of texture using embellishments such as Collectables, paper flowers, metal charms, some hessian, buttons, and a few pieces of bling, sticking to the same tones as in the papers. Some torn washi tape and a spatter of white ink finishes it all off. :) Not overly girly, but a good showcase of just how versatile this range is, I think. You can find the Barber Shoppe goodies here.

And that's it! I'll be back again later with a couple more layouts using some of the many Christmas papers currently in the shop. Thanks for looking! :)

 Lisa :)