Saturday, July 27, 2013

Craft Queen Christmas in July - Tags

Hi Ladies,

Craft Queen is having Christmas in July this month, so I thought I would share a few tags and a card made using the Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collectables with some pretty ribbons and embellishments available in store.

Cardinal Tag

The background on this tag was created using some Dylusions mists in red and green then spraying a Quatrefoil mask with water and randomly pressing onto the dried misted area, making sure you hold the mask in place for about 10 to 20 seconds so that the water will react with the mist.  I layered some ribbons and a border from the Collectables pack at the bottom of the tag, then layered a few more of the Collectables with foam tape in the centre of my tag. I finished of  with a satin seam binding bow, topped with a pearl embellishment.
Craft Queen Product used:  
Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collectables
Crafters Workshop Quatrefoil mask
Olive satin seam binding
cream small round pearl 
1cm cream lace
cream pleated satin ribbon
2mm red satin ribbon
Barn Door Distress Ink

Other Product:
Dylusions mists - red and green
large Manilla Tag
Graphic 45 chipboard tag

Christmas Joy Tag

For this tag I covered the top and bottom with red floral washi tape then overlayed with some paper from the Pickled Pear 6" pad which was stamped with a Christmas background stamp.  The bottom of the pp was punched then layered with some ric rac and gathered lace.  It's so easy to used the diecut collectables.  I just layered a few from the Turtle Dove Collection together with some foam tape, then finished off the tag with a pretty ribbon bow.
Craft Queen Product used:  
Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collectables
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear 6" paper pad
Martha Stewart doily punch
red floral washi tape
mixed small round pearl
3mm red ric rac
2.2cm cream elastic lace
Tea Dye Distress Ink

Other Product Used:
large Manilla Tag
Stampendous Christmas background stamp
edged organza ribbon

Vintage Card

A quick vintage inspired card using more of the Collectables which were layered with foam tape. The tree was altered using some silver glitter glass to give it a snowy feel.  Again to create a Wintery feel, I used some white mini rosette ribbon at the bottom of the card.  The lovely background pp is from the Kaisercraft Marigold 6" pad.
Craft Queen Product used:  
Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collectables
Kaisercraft Marigold 6" paper pad
white small round pearl
1cm double stitched beige ribbon
1.3cm white rosette ribbon
Square Card White

Other Product Used:
Silver Glitter Glass

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Craft Queen - Viva Inka Gold and Croco Crackling

Hi LadiesI have a LO to share which I created to display at the recent Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo using more of the beautiful Prima Lyric range of papers and some yummy Craft Queen products, including some Viva Inka Gold pastes and Viva Croco Crackling.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The background on this LO was created using some Viva croco crackling in white,  I then lightly rubbed some Viva Inka Gold - lava red on the edges of the croco crackling and used a wet ones to dab the colour outwards to create a watercolour effect, so the lava red softened out to a pinky-red colour.

I used the lava red paste with a Prima mask, and applied it to some acetate, and when dry, which only takes a few minutes, I cut around the design and layered the pieces under my flower cluster.  I also used the inka gold paste to colour the black and silver acrylic butterflies, by applying to my finger and lightly rubbing over the top.  Inka Gold pastes are fabulous for altering non porous embellishments like charms, acrylic, buttons, wood, chipboard etc, anything you can think of and it dries in minutes!!  LOVE this product check out the Craft Queen link HERE to see the colours Nicole has in store.
Craft Queen has silver and black and also some new silver and gold acrylic embellishments in store, which I have used here on my LO.  They come in attached in a piece and you just cut off what you need. 

Craft Queen product:
black and silver medium flower
black and silver small flower
black and silver butterfly
antique silver flower centres
Viva white croco crackling
Viva Inka Gold - lava red
Glimmer mist - afraid of the dark
white mini ribbon rosette
leaves - grass green with stem 2.5cm
leaves - green with brown tip 3.2cm
black and white floral washi tape

Other product used:
Prima Lyric pp's
Prima poppies mask
Manor House Creations flowers
Petaloo velvet flowers
lace flower
October Afternoon mini alpha stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Craft Queen - Authentique Strong Cards

Hi Ladies.
I have 3 cards to share with you which I created using the new Authentique Strong 6" paper pad which is available in store at Craft Queen. This range is fabulous for masculine cards, but can also be used for feminine cards if you add some pretty elements.

Hit New Heights
Craft Queen Product:
Authentique Strong 6" paper pad
Kaisercraft postmarks stamp
navy clocks washi tape
Crafters Workshop chevron arrows stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - faded jeans 
Other Proudct:
Tim Holtz journaling tickets
Scrapmatts balloon chipboard
Brilliance ink - black, copper


Craft Queen Product:
Authentique Strong 6" paper pad
Kaisercraft Porcelaine Rose Collectables
white 1cm scallop lace
cream satin heart ribbon
tiny twine - natural
slate 1.1cm blue button
Other Product:
Kraft Twiddleybitz card

Celebrate 21

Craft Queen Product:
Authentique Strong 6" paper pad
Black and gold round embellishment
Kaisercraft tic toc stamp
Kaisercraft sketchy stamp
bronze clock with gears charm
Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye
grossgrain ribbon - sepia
Square cards - white
Other Product:
manilla tag
Darkroom Door word strip
Graphic 45 alpha stickers
Brilliance ink - black

Christmas in July Giveaway

Nicole at Craft Queen is celebrating her new look web site and Christmas in July.  If you'd like to win this pack, leave a comment on the blog posting link HERE   OR

For extra chances to win:
1. like Craft Queen on facebook
2. Share this on your blog or facebook.
Leave an extra comment on the blog posting link above for each.

Open to Australian residents only (sorry the kaisercraft goodies are heavy to post)
We'll draw a random winner on Friday 12th July at around 8pm

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Craft Queen - Authentique Renew Kit

Hi Ladies,
I created this kit using Authentique Renew range of papers and lovely ribbons and embellishments from Craft Queen.  The kit comes with instructions and materials to create 2 LO's and a card.  The only extra items you will need are Kaisercraft Flutter Stamp and Kaisercraft Script Stamp, which are optional, or you can use any similar stamps you may have in your stash.  You will also need some black and yellow ink Everything else is supplied in the kit.  We still have some kits available so click on the link HERE if you would like to purchase.

Authentique Renew Kit - Love and Cherish

Christmas in July
Keep an eye out over at the Craft Queen blog for the month of July, as Nicole will have some fabulous creations from our DT for the Christmas in July theme this month.

I have created a Christmas card with some of the cute Christmas Owl ribbon and teamed it with some red Chevron and Stitched ribbons.

I used some lime green washi tape around the edges of my card and a couple of strips with the pattern lined up to make a background for my rubon greeting.

The cut oval frame is from Manor House Creations.. just love them!!

Craft Queen Product Used:
Christmas Owl Ribbon
2cm Red Chevron Ribbon
.6cm Red Stitched Ribbon
Washi Tape

Other Product Used:
Manor House Creations oval frames
Inkadinkado snowflake stamp
White Cardstock
Brilliance Ink - black
Making Memories rubon

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch - July Challenge - GROW

Hi Ladies,
I have the new challenge details for this month at Once Upon a Sketch which are:

Journalling Theme: "Grow"
Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 

Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.
Click on the link HERE to see all the gorgeous creations from out amazing Design Team and Guest Designers and while you're there check out all the fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors.  
We have a new sponsor at OUAS this month, along with their Design Team, the wonderful Swedish manufacturer Inkido

Here is my take on this month's theme.  I have used the quote "A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a wonderful friend." to go with this photo of my beautiful Brittany and me... not so beautiful, but at least I am smiling.  My journaling is hidden in a pocket on the back of my LO.

I am loving the Prima Lyric range, so gorgeously feminine!!  The weatherboard background paper was altered around the edges with some gesso, layered Prima and Stampendous stamps and a few randomly placed punched border pieces.  The strips under the silhouetted photo were leftover scraps layered together with some beautiful lace, a little bit of washi tape and a few more punched border pieces.  I softened the background layers with a bit of gesso to tie in with the outside edges of the background.

List of Materials:  Imaginarium chipboard hearts, Prima Lyric and K and Co pp's, Craft Queen rosette trim and washi tape, Manor House Creations flower, 7 Gypsies velvet leaves, Lace, metal charms, recycled bling, Kaisercraft sparklets, Martha Stewart punch, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Prima, Stampendous and MME stamps, Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, gesso, Brilliance and Prima inks, Adornit tiny alpha stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by.