Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mademoiselle and Bon Appetite Kaisercraft Collections and a Sad Farewell

Hi everyone,

When I opened my parcel of Kaisercraft goodies, I instantly fell in love with the 'Mademoiselle' collection.  The soft pinks and creams with the vintage theme are a perfect match for my shabby chic style, so I decided to create 2 layouts and a thank you card with this gorgeous range.

For this layout I wanted to create a soft and dreamy feel, by using the creamy coloured pp's which I combined with hints of pink.  My background was stencilled with the pretty Damask Quarters Template and texture paste and whilst the medium was wet I sprinkled with some shabby embossing powder and heat set.
The gorgeous large flourishes decorative die (one of my all time favs) goes beautifully with this shabby chic feminine collection.

Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – Paper – P2124 Floral Spray, P2125 Flutter, P2130 Couture, P2132 Lady Like | CT860 Collectables | FL578 Flourish Pack – Antiques | T621 Template - Damask Quarters | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | KM115 Kaisermist - Candy | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  shimmer medium, embossing powder

“Time Has a Wonderful Way of Showing Us What Really Matters” 
 To create my background, I have used the lovely crackle template and accented the masking with microbeads for added texture.  
I love to mix my Kaisermists to create new colours, and have made a soft pink and soft brown by mixing my Kaisermists with a touch of white.  I combined white with candy to create a pastel pink, and white with coffee to create a soft brown.  I sprayed my background with water then applied the soft pink mist with a brush to create a watercolour effect.  Once dry, I flicked over with white and soft brown mist.
How pretty is the new detailed doily decorative die!! I teamed it with fussy cut flowers and butterflies to frame my photo.

Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – Paper – P2121 Floral Spray, P2128 Mannequin, P2131 Timepiece | CT860 Collectables | SS317 12x12 Sticker Sheet | DD776 Decorative Die – Detailed Doily | IT905 Designer Template – Crackle | Kaisermists – KM111 White, KM113 Coffee, KM115 Candy | IP725 Ink Pad – Petal Pink | F656 Mini Paper Blooms – Fuchsia | PL501 Pearl Strips - White | EM931 Pearl Brads - Latte | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  texture paste, microbeads

“Thankful for your Friendship”
Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – PP1001 Paper Pad | CT860 Collectables | FL578 Flourish Pack – Antiques | KM110 Kaisermist - Pink | CD511 C6 Card Pack –White | T303 Foam Tape |

“Happy Birthday"
Kaisercraft Product:  Mademoiselle – PP1001 Paper Pad | CT860 Collectables | CD113 Cardstock Weave – Vanilla | SB786 Pearls – Rose | IP724 Bark | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  twine

“Garden Fresh”
Trying to find photos to go with the 'Bon Appetit' collection, I came across these old pics of Brittany with her Aunty Jen picking greens and veges from the vege patch for our dinner.  Whilst we were on holidays, she took great delight in venturing out every day to forage in the garden.
The green leafy botanical pp's caught my eye and teamed with the lovely woodgrain pp went beautifully with my photos.
I used Kaisermists toned down with a bit of water to paint my vege collectables.
Kaisercraft Product:  Bon Appetit – Paper - P2116 Prep, P2118 Knead, P2122 Recipe | CT859 Collectables | Kaisermists – KM104 Lime Green, KM107 Peach, KM111 White, KM113 Coffee, KM118 Olive | CS161 Texture Stamp - Honeycomb | AS253 Alpha Sticker Sheet – Ivory | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape |  Other Product:  ink

Altered Notebook “Recipes”
My daughter is constantly asking me to write out her favourite family recipes. so I decided to create a quick and easy little Recipe Notebook to record them in and keep for that time in the not too distant future when she leaves the family nest.  I just purchased an inexpensive notebook which I covered, then used the cute little tabs and stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet to decorate.

Kaisercraft Product:  Bon Appetit – Paper – P2119 Fresh, P2122 Recipe | PP1000 6.5” Paper Pad | SS316 12x12 Sticker Sheet | CT859 Collectables | EM432 Bon Appetit – Recipe Cards | DD510 Decorative Die – Nesting Frames | Other Product: Notebook, ink

Sadly, today is my final Kaisercraft Desing Team post.  I would like to thank Kaisercraft for giving me the opportunity to create with a gorgeous array of amazing products every month and for allowing me to be part of such a fabulous Design Team.  A big thank you also to all the gorgeous girls on the Design Team, that I have had the pleasure to get to know over the past 2 years... you are all amazing!! and last but not least, to all of you who took the time to leave such beautiful comments on my blog and facebook posts.  Every one of your comments were very much appreciated.

Best of luck to the new Design Team.  I am sure you are all going to have the most incredible year and I can't wait to see all your Kaisercraft creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting
Cheers Cathy :)


  1. I will really miss your gorgeous work for Kaisercraft. These projects are all amazing!

  2. I have loved your creating for Kaisercraft, you have been a wonderful ambassador for them, showcasing their products and making them so appealing! but i know i will continue to see your wonderful creating in your future endeavors!

  3. wow! So that's 'it'.....well, for now! I really love your KC work.....& you do such a great variety. I must say, though, that Mademoiselle collection...well, those LOs are STUNNING! The top one is my favest.....really beautiful:):)