Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Finalist Entry Kaisercraft DT 2014/15

Hi Everyone,
As some of you may know, I applied for the Kaisercraft 2014/15 Design Team and was thrilled to find out that I had been selected as a Finalist for round 2... omg so nervous!!

For the 2nd round I was sent 2 fabulous up coming collections that have not yet been released, to create my projects with. So that means you get to see some sneaky peeks. When I opened my parcel, I found so much paper to play with, that I decided to create 2 LO's, 2 Cards and 2 Tags with each range.  If I hadn't had the Scrapbook and Papercaft Expo on the long weekend I probably would have created more.  So be prepared for a lengthy post showcasing these gorgeous collections!!

North Pole Collection Projects
The 1st collection is a beautiful Christmas range with a gorgeous red, white, aqua and black colour palette called North Pole.  This collection has papers that can also be used in non-Christmas LO's for either masculine or feminine projects.

Layout - Merry Christmas

For my 1st LO I have gone with a Christmas theme.  I couldn't resist pulling out my scissors to fussy cut the yummy doily paper to layer around my photo.  You will probably notice that I can't go without using some form of mixed media on my creations.  Kaisercraft has a great range of templates and stamps which I am totally addicted to, so I have used them to create backgrounds on all of my LO's.  Here I have used the diamond template and diamonds texture stamp to co-ordinate with the patterns in the paper.

Kaiser Products Used:  North Pole Collection, diamond template, wood flourishes - berry vine and fancy borders, sea breeze sparklets, aqua marine rhinestones, snow and blue ice paper flowers, St Nicholas stamp set, diamonds texture stamp

Layout - Love

For my 2nd LO I chose to create a feminine page with the pretty heart paper as the focus and some of the heart and love accent stickers. Another mixed media background, this time using the gorgeous damask template.

Kaiser Products Used:  North Pole Collection, damask template, berry vine wood flourish, True Romance stamp set, script texture stamp, fire red mini paper blooms and paper blooms, black and white tape set

Card - Merry Christmas
   Kaiser Products Used:  North Pole Collection, coconut mini paper blooms, snow paper flowers, sea breeze sparklets, aqua marine rhinestones

Card - Deck the Halls
Kaiser Products Used:  North Pole Collection, fire red mini paper blooms and coconut paper blooms, aqua marine rhinestones

2 x Christmas Tags
Kaiser Products Used:  North Pole Collection, sea breeze and ebony sparklets, silver rhinestones

Teddy Bears Picnic Collection Projects
The 2nd collection is an adorable range called Teddy Bear's Picnic.  It has a lovely vintage/shabby feel to it and is very versatile, as it can be used in masculine or feminine projects, so I thought I would create one of each.

Layout - Treasured Memories

One of the few nice photos of I have of my son Luke as a baby, which lucky for me went beautifully with these papers.  He even has a little koala bear on his shirt!

Kaiser Product:  Teddy Bear's Picnic Collection, chevron template, cherish and hessian texture stamps, cream lace

Layout - Precious

 As I mentioned I don't have very many decent pics of my son and daughter when they were younger, so I decided to scrap this cute pic of my adorable nieces. 

Kaiser Product:  Teddy Bear's Picnic Collection, butterfly template, cherish and lattice texture stamps, hanging plaque wooden flourish, fairy floss paper blooms, baby blue and ivory paper flowers, honey mini paper blooms, rubons precious words

Card - Beary Best Friends
Kaiser Product:  Teddy Bear's Picnic Collection, iceberg mini paper blooms, baby blue paper flowers

Card Cherish for Always
Kaiser Product:  Teddy Bear's Picnic Collection, blue ice and taupe paper flowers, daffodil sparklets

2 x Teddy Bear Tags
Kaiser Product:  Teddy Bear's Picnic Collection, blue ice paper flowers, baby blue mini paper blooms

I just had a little lookie loo at some of the Finalist's entries and am totally blown away with the talent.  Wishing everyone the best of luck and keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!

Thanks so much for stopping by a huge thank you to everyone who left such lovely and encouraging comments on my blog and facebook posts.


  1. OH! CATHY... You have done AMAZING things with these 2 collections!! I REALLY do hope you make the team.. With these projects I'm sure you will! BEST of LUCK! xx

  2. Cathy your projects are absolutely stunning! Love what you did with these 2 collections! Good luck to you! I don't have any doubts you will make it ;-)

  3. Beautiful creations! Best of luck xx

  4. Cathy these are stunning!!!! I wish you all the very best! They should really pick you! You are one talented lady!
    Bonne chance! Sandrinexxxx

  5. Hi Cathy! These are amazing! I loved what you have created here, each piece is stunning, beautifully created! I really hope you get on the team, I know you will show off kaiser so well! All the best!

  6. CATHY! YOU TOO!!!! Oh, my - I am soooo glad I don't have to make the decision who to choose...I'd be tearing my hair out....gorgeous the breadth of projects - they really 'showcase' your VERY yummy scrappy style:):) GOOD LUCK!!!!

  7. so wonderrful!each of them! i am also sure you will make the team!

  8. Wowzers, these projects are all completely stunning! I'm keeping everything crossed for you! I will really hope they will pick you!

  9. Such Beautiful projects Cathy, best of luck.

  10. Beautiful work Cathy ... STUNNING textured back grounds ... was lovely meeting you at dinner also. Good luck with the final round ... fingers crossed for you :)

  11. You've created such lovely layouts, cards and tags - Beautiful projects as always!! Best of luck!!

  12. STUNNING projects Cathy. I hope you get through. They would be sooooo lucky to have you on their team. Love the papers and ALL the projects that you created. You are one talented lady....

  13. With these projects Cathy, you are sure to make the! Best of Luck!!

  14. your work is awesome as always you will get in dont doubt yourself best wishes xxxx