Friday, 23 September 2016

Christmas Cheer

I have enjoyed playing with some of the new release dies this month, they can add so much to a layout!

With the ‘Holly Circle’ die,  I sprayed my die cut and sprinkled on some glitter, fixing it with a fixative spray so the glitter stayed on the page and not me!
I have used the Poinsettia die soooooooooo much!!! I love to curl the petals back with a skewer and layer them with foam tape atop each other, three layers looks fab! I love to glitter these too – after all, it’s Christmassy! Did you know you can cut two poinsettias at a time and don’t forget to use Kaisercrafts Die Release paper, (T322). Place this between the die and the paper when cutting and the paper will release easily!
The third die I used is a real favourite, (Mini Christmas Foliage). I love that I can get nine little festive branches and leaves and three little dots in just one pass. The little dots were perfect for the centre of the Poinsettias!

Kasiercraft Products used: Frosted Collection: PS464 Blizzard | P2163 Chilly | P2164 Frozen |P2166 Arctic | P2160 Wintery | P2163 Chilly |CT864 Collectables | SS321 Sticker Sheet | FC202 Foil Cardstock Silver | DD392 Decorative Die Mini Christmas Foliage | DD388 Decorative Die Poinsettia | DD566 Decorative Die Holly Circle | T322 Die Release Paper | T302 Foam Dots.
Other Product Used: Clear Glitter.
Thanks for popping by

Silent Night

A very traditional and colourful page using Kasiercrafts Silent Night Collection.

Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Silent Night Collection’ – P2154 Bake Gingerbread | P2158 Wrap the Present |P2152 Family Time | P2159 Fill the Stocking | SS320 Sticker Sheet | CT863 Collectables | GC105 Glitter Cardstock Champagne | DD388 Decorative Die Poinsettia | DD160 Decorative Die Holly Branch | DD 777 Decorative Die Christmas Word Pack |  Foil Cardstock Gold |  T302 Foam Dots.
Thanks for dropping by

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi papercrafters!
I have been getting very festive and my Christmas cards are in full swing.
Just loving the ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Frosted’ collections this month!
Today I thought I would share my ‘Christmas Spirit Box’ with you –  well, that’s what mine will be, I will tell you all about it in my video!
It’s what I call a triple drop down (or explosion) box and in the center is a grand Christmas Tree, just like you would find in a busy city center at Christmas.
I wanted to share how I created this little beauty so again, I have made a video which will take you through its creation so you can play too. Check out the video on my  video page on this blog, (see above).
Kaisercraft Products Used: CD156 Blue Haze Kaiser Card (4 sheets) | PK543 Paper Pack ‘Frosted’  | PS464 Blizzard Speciality Paper |  CT864 Frosted Collectables | F630 Paper Blooms Iceberg  | F627 Paper Blooms Coconut | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg | F644 Mini Paper Blooms Coconut | FL583 Wooden Flourishes Pack ‘Joy’ | Decorative Die Mini Christmas Foliage  | KC001 Kaiser Colour Paint White| FC202 Foil Cardstock Silver.
Other Products Used: Glitter | Jingle Bells | Cheesecloth | Star | Pompom Ribbon | Kindy Glitz | White Organza Ribbon | Branch and Fence punch.
I hope you find time to have a go at making this precious little box.
Thank you for dropping by.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Twist & Pop Card

Twist & Pop this Christmas 

August 23, 2016
Hi  papercrafters
This month I have a FABULOUS card tutorial to share with you, I am really excited about this one! I have been having so much fun with ‘Christmas Wishes’ – a stunning contemporary Christmas Collection. It is just perfect for this card! 
It is  not a difficult card to make if you follow my video tutorial, after all you stop and start and work at your own pace.
I promise that you will amaze your family and friends. I love this card!
In the video I show you how to make the card base and then speed things up as I decorate it, showing you some tips and tricks along the way! 

Twist and Pop Card

The front…..
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The inside that twists and pops!
The video that shows you how YOU can make this special card!

Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Christmas Wishes’ Collection; PP1003 Paper Pad | CT862 Collectables | P2144 pink Poinsettia |  GC107 Golden | DD388 Decorative Die Poinsettia | DD935 Die & Stamp Set Flourish Baubles | SB701 Rhinestones soft pink | T325 Glue Runner | T327 Embossing Tool | T328 Paper Creaser | T330 Die Release Tool |
Other products used: Velcro Paper Dot | Gold Embossing Powder | Glitter | Spray Adhesive | Fixative Spray | Sparkle Mist | Embossing ink pad | Kindy Glitz.
 I do hope you have a go and give someone a special surprise this Christmas …… if you do, have fun and let me know how you go!!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Christmas Wishes Card

Hi there papercrafters

I made this center step card using the Christmas Wishes Collection from Kasiercraft. I also decorated the inside for a very special card, popping some of the trees from the Collectables!

Hope you like!

Happy Crafting


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Christmas Wishes wall Display

I must say I do love Christmas ornaments and it is well know that if someone asks me what I would love as a gift, I always say a Christmas ornament!
I love decorating the tree. Each year I unwrap my treasure and happy memories of the person who gave it to me come flooding back. For me, as well as being my Christmas tree, it is also my memory tree!
Although my three beautiful ornaments could stand alone as stunning gifts, I decided to do a wall display that I could take out each year and hang for some sparkling Christmas cheer!
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I started by selecting the papers for each window. On one of the scenes I used a Kaisercraft snowflake template and texture past, while the paste was still wet I sprinkled with glitter ….. after all it is Christmas!
Once these were marked up and cut to size I painted the frame with Kaiser paint in white.  A few coats gave a lovely crisp finish. I then stuck the decorative papers cut earlier in position and stuck the frame down.
Now the fun part!!
For this little vignette, I placed a gorgeous photo of Abbey on a matt and decorated with collectables and stickers. ‘
The reindeer and sleigh are from the ‘Wooden Flourish Sleigh Scene’ – aren’t they simply gorgeous? I spritzed the wooden items with white Kaisermist to soften their look and sprinkled with micro fine gold glitter.
Kaisercrafts new release Pearl string in gold  were perfect for the reigns.
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In this little vignette, I cut a second Santa out and popped him up. You cannot see the effect so well here but it is wonderful and three dimensional.
I love how that little collectable diamond looks so real …. if only!!
The Christmas bauble is my favourite ornament. After painting it white I covered the edge in rhinestones.
The gold foil that sits in the background catches the light beautifully! Did I tell you that you get two ornaments in each pack?
I will definately be making the additions into gifts and rhinestones will feature loudly!
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          I painted the ‘XMAS’ title with Kaisercrafts gold paint. It is a beautiful paint; such a beautiful shimmery colour!
While it was still wet I sprinkled on some micro fine glitter ….. of course!
Kaisercraft Products Used: SB2397 Collage Photo Frame | SB2435 Snowflake Decoration | SB2434 Bauble Decoration | SB2437 Xmas Word Decoration |  FL573 Wooden Flourish Scene – Sleigh Scene | IT915 Designer Template Ornamental | P2147 St Nicholas | P2142 Bauble Garland | P2146 Fur Tree | PS462 Pretty Doilie | SS319 Sticker Sheet | CT862 Collectables | SB712 Rhinestones Yellow Deep |  EM434 Pearl String Gold | KC050 Kaisercolour Gold | KC001 Kaisercolour White | T320 Craft Glue | T324 Glaze Paste | T303 Foam Tape | T325 Glue Runner.
Other Products Used: Gold Ribbon | Sparkle Mist | Gold and clear glitter.
I had the best fun making this project. I know that it will bring a smile to my face and happy creative memories each year. I also know that it will look stunning on my wall and be a talking piece at Christmas. Why  not create your own little memory for Christmas?

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Genteleman card

I used the ‘Grunge’ Template in my die cutting machine to emboss those gorgeous cogs! Once embossed, I gently rubbed ‘Bark’ inkpad across the raised emboss design to give it more definition. The black cogs were also cut on my die cutting machine using the new release ‘Cogs’ stamp and die set. If you want the technique for embossing with templates, check a video I did ten months ago.

Kaisercraft Products: Barber Shoppe Collection : PP1002 6 1/2″ Paper Pad | CT861 Collectables | FL579 Wooden Fourish Pack Gentleman | CD509 Card pack Sq Kraft | IP724 Ink Pad Bark | DD 932 Decorative Die & Stamp Set Cogs | IP 719 Ink Pad Black | T303 Foam Tape.

Happy Crafty Days