Saturday, August 30, 2014

CSI #137

This week's new Case File 137 is up at Color Stories Inspirations.  Pop in and check out the CSI blog to see all of the beautiful creations from our Investigators.

Anything is Possible
I have used some gorgeous flowers from Manor House Creations to tie in with the beautiful colour palette.

Manor House Product:  Colourwash Doubleups - soft pink, Sunflowers - yellow, Minuettes - pink mix pack

polka dots
washi tape
Tuck your journaling into an envelope
(I have written my journaling on a tag which is hidden in the yellow envelope above the photo)

Product Used:  White Cardstock, Basic Grey and Simple Stories pp's, Manor House Creations flowers, MME brads, Kaisercraft collectables and pearl brad, Martha Stewart punch, Tim Holtz stencil,  Sizzix envelope die, Studio 75 chipboard, lace, crochet doilies, Versamagic and Prima inks

Manor House Product:  Colourwash Doubleups - soft pink, Sunflowers - yellow, Minuettes - pink mix pack

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Kaisercraft Design Team - Mix and Match Collection

Hi Everyone,

How gorgeous is the new Mix and Match Collection from Kaisercraft!!  Loved working with this very versatile range.  I have chosen to use the papers with a more feminine feel, but this range also lends itself to masculine LO's.  Check out the Kaisercraft blog link HERE to see all the amazing creations from the Design Team and don't forget, you still have until the end of the month to take part in our weekly Challenges.

"Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams"
I couldn't resist fussy cutting the doily paper. A little fiddly, but well worth the effort. 
Kaisercraft Product -  P1591 Butterflies, P1593 Doilies, P1596 Lattice, P1602 Damask, SS252 Alpha 12x12 Sticker Sheet, SS253 Doilies 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CD102 Licorice Weave Cardstock, F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut, F644 Mini Paper Blooms - Coconut, CS191 Clear Stamp Morocco, EM406 String Natural 10m, IP719 Ink Black, EM930 Pearl Brads - Pearl, T302 Mounting Foam, P1529 Heirloom Portrait.
Other Product - cardstock, border punch, brad, metal leaf die, mist, Silhouette Cameo diecut

"You Make My Heart Happy"
A little more fussy cutting here, this time the Damask pp.  I softened the background with some croco crackling, then stamped over the top with the Lace and Cherish texture stamps.

Kaisercraft Product -  P1591 Butterflies, P1601 Tiny Hearts, P1602 Damask, SS252 Alpha 12x12 Sticker Sheet, SS253 Doilies 12x12 Sticker Sheet, EM405 Paper Doilie 20 pieces, CD102 Licorice Weave Cardstock, CS892 Clear Stamp - Cherish, CS803 Clear Stamp - Lace,  PT205 Printed Tape - Happiness, PT211 Printed Tape - Polka Dot Red, IP719 Ink Black, IP734 Ink Red, SB713 Pearls - White, T302 Mounting Foam.
Other Product - croco crackling

"Happy Birthday" Recycled Paper Bag
The birthday bag was made by recycling one of the Kaisercraft paper bags from my last shopping trip at the Browns Plains store.  I just covered the logo with pp and embellished one of the new tags to suit the birthday theme.

Kaisercraft Product -  P1592 Polka Dot, P1593 Doilies, P1602 Damask, SS252 Alpha 12x12 Sticker Sheet, EM403 Lacy Tag Pack 12pk , F631 Paper Blooms - Sea Breeze, F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut, F648 Mini Paper Blooms - Sea Breeze, FL546 Wooden Flourish Pack - Ribbon Bows, EM930 Pearl Brads - Pearl, SB713 Pearls - White, T302 Mounting Foam, Recycled Kaisercraft White Paper Bag.
Other Product - mist

"Best Wishes" Card
Lastly a birthday card.  You can tell from my projects that I loved the doily accents.  Here I have used one of the doily stickers from the sticker sheet as a background from my greeting, then fussy cut one of the papers to make a border.
Kaisercraft Product -  P1591 Butterflies, P1600 Lace, SS252 Alpha 12x12 Sticker Sheet, SS253 Doilies 12x12 Sticker Sheet, EM926 Lace Pack - White, CD510 Card Pack C6 - Black, F669 Mini Paper Blooms - Fire Red, RS416 Sparklets - Rouge, CS752 Clear Stamp - Script, IP719 Ink Black, T302 Mounting Foam.
Other Product - mist, twine, recycled tag.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kaisercraft Design Team - Outdoor Trail Collection

Hi Everyone,
I have the second Kaisercraft collection for this week called "Outdoor Trail" to share with you.  This collection has a camping outdoor theme with lovely Autumn tones.

I have created a couple of LO's and cards and with Father's Day just around the corner I decided to use this range to create a card.  One of the Kaisercraft Saturday challenges is to create a Father's Day card.  Click on the link for Saturday Challenge #4 to enter our Father's Day card challenge for the change to win a brand new Collection!!.  

Don't forget to check out the Kaisercraft blog for our Saturday Challenges.  There are 4 every month and you have until the end of the month to link your project and be in the running for a Kaisercraft pack.
Saturday Challenge #1
Saturday Challenge #2
Saturday Challenge #3
Saturday Challenge #4

"Our Camping Trip" Layout
When I saw the Outdoor Trail range I immediately thought of our overnight camping trip to the Dubbo Zoo.  Couldn't have matched the papers more perfectly if I tried. 

Kaisercraft Products -  P1582 Woodland, P1586 Orienteer, P1589 Camp Fire, SS251 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CT803 Collectables, CS184 Clear Stamp - Outdoor Trail,  CS153 Texture Stamp - Hessian, TM801 Timless Printed Tape - 3 rolls,  IP724 Ink - Bark, IP733 Ink - Green, T302 Mounting Foam.
Other Product -  metal charms, glassine pocket, mist, metallic medium.

"Adventure This Way" Layout
I have used one of the new Templates on this LO.  The arrows mask is part of the 12x12 Quarters Template which has 4 different masks in one. Great value is perfect for those masculine projects. 

Kaisercraft Products -  PS362 Speciality Paper, P1583 Bush, P1584 Frontier, P1587 Camping, P1590 Swag, SS251 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CT803 Collectables, CS184 Clear Stamp - Outdoor Trail, FL545 Wooden Flourish Pack - Pinecones, T613 Template - Quarters, RS423 Jewels - December 25, IP724 Ink - Bark, T302 Mounting Foam.
Other Product -  metal charms, glassine pocket, mist, metallic medium.

"Thank You" Card

 The Bush pp from this range is covered in botanicals and is a must have if you love fussy cut elements.
Outdoor Trail - Thank You card closie rs
Kaisercraft Products -   P1583 Bush, PP946 Paper Pad, RS410 Sparklets - Daffodil, CS835 Clear Stamp - Vintage Fence,  IP724 Ink - Bark, CD 501 Card Pack - Square White, AS254 Alpha Stickers - Natural, T302 Mounting Foam.
Other Product - border punch.

"Father's Day" Card 

Don't forget to Saturday Challenge #4 - create a Father's Day card.

Kaisercraft Products -   P1590 Swag, PP946 Paper Pad,  SS25112x12 Sticker Sheet, CT803 Collectables,  TM801 Timeless Printed Tape-3 rolls,  IP724 Ink - Bark, CD 505 Card Pack - Square Natural, T302 Mounting Foam Dots.
Other Product - mists, glitter glass.

Kaisercraft Outdoor Trail Collection

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Kaisercraft DT - New Mistletoe Collection

Hi Everyone,
This week I have 3 gorgeous new collections  from Kaisercraft to share with you, starting today with the new "Mistletoe" Collection.  I have created 2 Layouts, 2 cards and a tag with this bold and bright Christmas range.  

This cute Christmas collection could inspire you to get an early start creating your Christmas cards for the festive season!!  Pop on over to the Kaisercraft blog to see the gorgeous examples from Alison, Michelle and Maggie this week and remember to keep checking in during the month to see all the creations for this range from our talented Design Team members.

"Tis The Season" Layout

Kaisercraft Products – P1574 Mince Pie, P1577 Wreath,  PP945 Paper Pad, CT802 Collectables, SS250 12x12 Sticker Sheet, T614 Template - Moroccan Lattice, CS150 Clear Stamp - Triangles,T302 Mounting Foam Dots, IP727 Ink - Lagoon, EM930 Pearl Brad - Pearl, SB713 Pearls -Pearl.
Other Products - opaque flakes medium, scarlet mist.

"Merry Christmas"  Layout

Kaisercraft Products – P1574 Mince Pie, P1575 Jingle Bells, P1576 Tree Trimming, P1578 Holly,  P1579 Santa’s Helper, P1580 Tinsel, P1581 Stockings,  CT802 Collectables, SS250 Sticker Sheet, CS183 Clear Stamp - Mistletoe, FL460 Wooden Flourish Pack - Merry Christmas, T302 Mounting Foam Dots, IP734 Ink - Red, IP730 Ink - Avocado.
Other Products - border punch, button, date stamp.

"25" Christmas Card

Kaisercraft Products – P1578 Holly,  P1579 Santa’s Helper, PP945 Paper Pad, CT802 Collectables, SS250 12x12 Sticker Sheet, RS402 Rhinestones - Island Lagoon, CD511 Card Pack C6 - White, T302 Mounting Foam Dots.
Other Products - scarlet mist, border punch.

"Joy" Christmas Card 
Kaisercraft Products –  CD101 Cardstock - Coconut Weave,  PP945 Paper Pad, CT802 Collectables, RS402 Rhinestones - Island Lagoon, RS418 Sparklets - Sea Breeze, CD501 Card Pack Square - White, IP730 Ink - Avocado, IP734 Ink - Red, T302 Mounting Foam Dots
Other Products - scarlet mist, doily die, flower punch.

"Season's Greetings" Christmas Tag
Mistletoe - Seasons Greetings Tag rs

Kaisercraft Products –   P1581 - Stockings, PP945 Paper Pad, CT802 Collectables, SS250 12x12 Sticker Sheet, RS402 Rhinestones - Island Lagoon, SB711 Rhinestone - red, RS418 Sparklets - Sea Breeze, RS416 Sparklets - Rouge, R710 Ribbon Roses - Sea Breeze, IP727 Ink - Lagoon, T302 Mounting Foam Dots. 
Other Products - Shipping Tag, Ribbon, Twine, Corner and Snowflake Punches.

Kaisercraft Mistletoe Collection

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Manor House Creations - Country Estate LO

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a LO created for Manor House Creations using the vibrant Country Estate Collection.  This collection is perfect for those outdoor photos and comes with a set of matching diecuts, flowers and chipboard pack.

Your Sweet Smile
To create this LO I used both sides of the New Day pp and punched some strips of the green side of the Birdsong pp, then layered them to create my background.

I have framed the photograph with a mix of flowers combined with the black rosette ornate frame which I cut up and tucked in amongst the flowers.

The midnight frilly roses were altered by pulling out the centre bud and replacing with a fabric brad.

Manor House Product:
Country Estate papers:  Birdsong, New Day, 12x12 Elements Sheet,
Flowers:  Country Estate - red, Frilly Roses -midnight, Belle floral, teeny weenies, Leaves - light green small
Embellishments: Beautiful You chipboard pack, Ornate Frames - rosette black

Other Product:
MME pp, Carolee's Creations mini alpha stickers, Martha Stewart deep edge punch, Kaisercraft weatherboard stamp, Prima stitched stamps, Vintologie stencil, glimmer mist-scarlet, texture paste, archival ink, fabric brad

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Manor House Creations - Winter 2014 Collection

Hi everyone, Cathy here with a LO to share created with some of the flowers from the Manor House Creations Winter 2014 Collection and the new felt doilies.   The bones of this LO was created a while ago and was the inspiration for a Canvas class that I taught.  I have had it sitting in my pile of projects for a while and thought I would finish it off using some of the gorgeous flowers from the Winter 2014 Collection.

Love Your Beautiful Smile

These pretty girly papers were a perfect match for the gorgeous chantilly lace flower and country roses.
To get the most out of your felt doilies when layering, don't use the whole doily.  Just cut off the section needed and save the rest for another project.

Manor House Product:
Flowers:  Chantilly Lace pack, Flower Pack - oh so pretty, Country Roses - cerise, Solitude,
Embellishments: Felt Doilies - Beautiful You

Other Product:
MME and Basic Grey pp's, MME word stickers, Kaisercraft rubons and flutter stamp, Prima poppies stencil and resin embellishment, Martha Stewart punch, Green Tara mini organza blossom, cherry blossoms, mini blossoms, berry sprays, paper twine, lace, mesh ribbon, texture paste, mist, Distress ink, washi tape

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Color Stories Inspiration Scrap365 #7

Hi Everyone,

I have this months Scrap 365 #7 case file for Colour Stories Inspiration to share with you. 

This LO was inspired by Luke's love of climbing, ever since he was a very young boy. I have chosen to write a haiku which reads -
Reaching for the sky
Each climb a new adventure
Such a free spirit

I have hand written some journaling about Luke's love of climbing on the back of my LO.

Ever since you were a very young boy, you loved to climb. There were many days where I would hear you calling out "mum look at me, look how high I can go", which would instantly send me into a panic wondering what you had managed to climb this time. You showed no fear, as children do, thinking they are invincible. I remember one time when you were only about 4 or 5 where I woke up and couldn't find you in the house. I eventually heard you outside and couldn't figure out how you got there, as the doors were all locked. I found out to my horror, that you had climbed out the kitchen window, which was 4 metres from the ground and shimmied down the drain pipe to the concrete below. You finally realised one day when you were 12 years old that climbing can be a very dangerous activity, when you were showing off to your friends at school and climbed up to the 2nd floor of the school classroom. You lost your grip and fell to the concrete below, breaking both your arms and fracturing your skull. We had a couple of years of operations and trips to the hospital, before your one arm which had been badly broken was finally repaired, but unfortunately you lost some movement in that arm. A hard lesson was learned that day and now you only climb using full safety gear at the rock climbing centre.

Reaching for the Sky

hot air balloon
polka dots
Inspiration words - high free
Journaling written on the back of LO

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Color Stories Inspiration #133

Hi Everyone,

This week's CSI #133 case file comes with a gorgeously vibrant colour palette.  There's something so delicious about teaming hot pink and orange together .  Pop on over to the Color Stories Inspiration blog to drool over the stunning creations from our amazing team of investigators.
The inspiration for this LO started with the word "Delight" from the Testimony criteria.  I struggle a little with journaling and love to use quotes to help me communicate my thoughts and feelings.  Here I have used a lovely quote which reads - "We delight in the beauty of a butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

ribbons - ribbon bow on tag
paint/watercolor - gelatos on background
tie something - bow, string on tag

Inspiration Word - Delight
I have also added some hidden journaling on my tag.

Products Used: 13 Arts, Kaisercraft and WRMK pp's, black cardstock, Kaisercraft collectables, pearl brads and texture stamp, Prima flowers, paper blossoms, MME tiny word stickers, Spellbinders leaf die, Memory Box stencil, Liquitex opaque flakes texture paste, gesso, archival ink, Martha Stewart border punch, Lindy's Stamp Gang and Dylusions mists, ribbon, tiny tag, Silhouette Cameo diecut