Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Fathers Day Tags

Hi There,

With Fathers Day not so far away, 
I thought I would create some gift tags
using Kaisercraft - Factory 42.

The background in these tags was created using the 
Mini Designer Template from the collection as well 
as the 6 x 6 Designer Template.

Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by! xx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Adventure Ahead

Hi There Friends,

Today is my very first blog post with Kaisercraft
as a Design Team Member.

I just love everything about the Factory 42 Collection, 
so I thought it was fitting to create something with one of my boys.

My eldest boy Jackson is 10, and growing up way too quickly.

Here are some close-ups:

I used the clear stamps from the Factory 42 Collection, 
the different sized cogs
along the left and right of the page.

Lots of layers and dimension on this layout.

There were lots of quotes to choose from in this collection 
but the above quote really suited my boy.

So much adventure ahead.

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

My Dad - My Hero

Hi There Friends,

Over on the Kaisercraft blog there is an 
August Challenge currently in play.

This month it is all about Cogs.
Create a layout, card or tag using cogs.
Perfect to go along with the new release Factory 42 Collection.

Here is my take on the challenge.

I just love this collection!
I have created several layouts and a couple of tags with this collection already.

Here are some close-ups:

The Factory 42 Collection - Collectables have 
so many funky cogs to play with.

Perfect for all those masculine layouts, but could 
also be used for female layouts too.
Very versatile.

So head on over and give this challenge a go!

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Scooter Fun

Hi There Friends,

You know you are a scrapbooking mum when you co-ordinate you child's clothes to your patterned papers, to go to the skate park.

Today I am sharing a layout I create, using some 
very cool Scrap FX products.

I had loads of fun creating this layout!

Here are some close-ups:

I used some texture paste and the  Scrap FX Crossword Stencil
to add some dimension to the page.

I inked the Scrap FX Chevron Borders chipboard in a Navy colour to fit right in with the patterned paper.

The title "Scooter Fun" is a new release this month.
As soon as I seen it, I knew I would be able to do a layout with a photo of my boy Lucas at the skate park.

Here are the products:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Friday, 4 August 2017

Have Courage and Be Kind

Hi Friends,

My layout share today is all about the quote that inspired me:
"Have Courage and Be Kind"

It is also my last post as a Shimmerz Educator.
I have loved every minute that I have been a part of the team,
more like family though.

I used a Scrap FX Crosswords Stencil with Shimmerz Paste-eez - Lava Flow to create the background.

As well as some cute heart using 

The splatters were created by using:

I used the Kaisercraft Wildflower Collection for this layout.

Head on over to the Shimmerz blog
for the Step by Step on how this layout was created.
There is one more day left to apply for their Design Team Call.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Because in the End We're All Just Dreamers in an Endless Universe......

Hey There,

Another share for Scrap FX today.

This time I changed it up a little and went with an
Art Journal Layout.

It sure does have a very spacey feel.

had lots of fun playing with them.

Here are some close-ups:

How amazing is that stencil!!

I thought that it was the perfect quote for this journal page.

Here is a process video to show you
how I created this journal layout,
using Scrap FX chipboard, stencil and silhouette.


Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Summer Fun

Hi There Friends,

So excited to be sharing the very first layout
I have created as part of the Scrap FX Design Team.

I had heaps of fun playing with the chipboard
and stencil from Scrap FX.

Here are some close-ups:

I used the Chevron Stencil and some texture paste
to create my background.

I coated the chipboard with white gesso,
before I coloured it up.  I used the Summer Fun B
title and used an ombre effect to paint it.
The Curly Arrows are now a favourite of mine.

Lots of layers and bright colours.
I used the Simple Stories - Summer Paradise Collection.

Here are the Scrap FX Supplies:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Wild @ Heart

Hi There Friends,

I am coming to you from school holidays here in Australia.
School Holidays mean lots of creative time at home.
My favourite kind of days.
Which sometimes require me not getting out of PJ's!!

Here is a layout I created
focusing on the background
which was created with Shimmerz Paints, of course!

Love how this turned out.  

These are the Shimmerz Products I used to create this layout.

Here are some close-ups:

For this layout I used the 
Cocoa Vanilla Studios - Wild at Heart Collection.

In the video below, I will show you how 
I created the background.
I used a Dusty Attic - Criss Cross Stencil.

Lots of layers.

Here is the video for you to watch.

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Don't forget.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Scrap FX Design Team

Hello My Creative Friends,

I have some very exciting news!

I am one of the newest members of the 
Scrap FX Design Team.

So excited and I cannot wait to get creating.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

2017 - 2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hello Friends,

I am super excited about this post.
I was selected for Round 2, of the
2017 - 2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Call Out.

One of the exciting parts of the process was receiving
some Happy Mail from the Kaisercraft Team.
It comprised of the "Lilac Whisper" Collection,
and many yummy embellishments.

I decided to create a layout for my project for this Round.
Creating layouts is a huge passion for me.
It is therapy, and it really can bring a memory to life.

When I start the process of creating a layout,
I am inspired by the colors.
The colors in this collection, are what made
me create a layout, 
using a photo of my Mum and Nan.
Two women who inspire me.
My Nanna is no longer here on Earth and
that makes this project even more special.

So many pretty shades of purple, white and green.

I begin my layout by cutting out my circle from the 
12 x 12 Corrugated Cardboard.

To begin that process, I am using a small dinner plate
from my kitchen.  I make sure to turn the bumps down,
so that the smooth side is facing up.
Using a lead pencil, I draw the circle and then cut it out.

To create the shabby edge to the circle, I use a Kaisercraft 
sanding tool, and then I curl the edge by hand 
as per the photo above.

It was then time to add some watered down 
Kaisercraft Paint - White to the 
edge of the circle and sparingly over the centre, 
to give it a vintage look.

Then I move onto the background texture and colors.

With my Kaisercraft Ink Pad - Orchid,
I stamped directly onto the craft mat,
I add some water to the ink, then apply to my textured areas
to give a watercolor affect.
Drying in between each layer.

I add splatters of the Kaisercraft Paint - Sage with water to the same areas.  Also applying a little of the 
Kaisermist - Charcoal as splatter too.

Painting some of these gorgeous Wooden Flourishes
was another thing I did before I started laying down
all of the layers of patterned paper and 

These are some of the techniques used to
create this layout.
I hope you enjoy the process video below 
to show you how it all came together.

Here are some close-ups:

There are loads of layers and distressing of the beautiful
papers in this collection.

I painted the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes
using KC014 | Paint -Mauve.

This flower cluster was created using the Paper Blooms,
Wooden Flourishes and Collectables.

I used lots of pieces from SS342 | Lilac Whisper Sticker Sheet.

The CB153 | Corrugated Cardboard Sheets 12 x 12
featured heavily in my layout.

I created texture in the background by using
IT017 | Mini Designer Template - Blossom
and some texture paste.

The colour was created by using
IP732 | Ink Pad - Orchid and water as you
will see in my Process Video.

Here are the Kaisercraft Products used:

 P2348 | White Wood P2349 | Jade P2346 | Opal 
IT017 | Mini Designer Template - Blossom 
CB153 | Corrugated Cardboard Sheets 12 x 12
CD163 | Spearmint 12 x 12 Weave  CD157 | Sage 12 x 12 Weave
CD101 | Coconut 12 x 12 Weave  
FL604 | Wood Flourish Pack - Bouquet  
CT885 | Lilac Whisper Collectables  
F643 | Paper Blooms - Amethyst  F649 | Mini Paper Blooms - Sage
IP732 | Ink Pad - Orchid  KC025 | Paint - Sage  
KC001 | Paint - White  KC014 | Paint - Mauve
KM101 | Kaisermist - Charcoal  
MA502 | Mini Alphas - White & Black
SS342 | Lilac Whisper - Sticker Sheet

Here is the process video:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx
And keep your fingers and toes crossed. 
Thank you to Kaisercraft for this opportunity.