Friday, October 24, 2014

Manor House Creations - Romantic Shabby Chic Card Set

Hi Ladies,

I have a set of 3 cards which were created a little while ago, but was unable to share until now as they were published with Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine Volume 20 No. 12.

I thought I would show you how you can make a few quick and easy cards with a 6″ paper pad and product from the Manor House Creations.
Here are 3 cards I created, using MHC Flowers, Ornate Frames and Flexible Words.

 Love You Forever
MHC Product Used:  Layout Pack-Cheeky, Minuettes white, Blossom-Believe, Gothic Ornate Frame-black, Flexible Word (Love black).
Other Product Used:  MME Bramble Rose 6" pad, MME mini word stickers, Kaisercraft pearls, MM ticket

On this card I altered the blossoms to give them more dimension by pinching the centre back of the flower between your fingers.  Place a little bit of tape at the back of the flower to hold the pinched section, then top with a pearl, bead or brad.


I Love You
The large white flower was altered by lightly inking the edges of the petals with a pink ink and backed with some distressed mesh ribbon for a shabby chic feel. 
 
MHC Product Used:  Letters from Paris, Minuettes pink, Gothic Ornate Frame-white,
Flexible Word (Love white).
Other Product Used:  MME Bramble Rose 6" pad, Cottage Cutz daisy vine die, Martha Stewart pansy border punch, Craft Queen mesh ribbon and washi tape, Versamagic pixie dust ink,
Lindy's Stamp Gang saltwater taffy mist

Love Is Not a Because
 I have backed the frames with contrasting pp to draw the eye.   
 
MHC Product Used:  Letters from Paris, Tea Roses-gold, Lace Butterflies and Hearts pack, Gothic Ornate Frame-white, Flexible Word (Love white).
Other Product Used:  MME Bramble Rose 6" pad, Kaisercraft Lady Rose collectables, 
Versamagic tea leaves ink

Thanks so much for stopping by.








Friday, October 10, 2014

Kaisercraft - Rustic Harmony Collection

Hi Everyone,

I am sharing my 3rd Kaisercraft post for this week with my creations using the beautiful "Rustic Harmony" Collection, which has a gorgeous old world feel in muted pastel colours mixed with subtle shades of grey.

"Adore" Layout



Kaisercraft Product: Rustic Harmony - Peace P1649, Euphoria P1653, Enchantment P1655 | Paper Pad PP952 | Collectables CT809 | 12x12 Sticker Sheet SS259 | Stamp Set CS189 | Captured Moments Cards 4x6" - Antique Bliss | Pocket Stickers - Harmony CM506 | Template Lattice T610 | Clear Texture Stamp - Hessian CS153 |Wooden Flourish Pack - Love Cherish Adore FL496 | Pearl Brads - Latte EM931 | Rhinestone Strips - Island Lagon RS446 | Lace Pack - White EM926 | Foam Tape T303 |
Other: mist, metallic paste, ink

"Cherish" Layout




Kaisercraft Product: Rustic Harmony - Unity P1650, Enchantment P1655, Speciality Paper - Pretty PS372 | Paper Pad PP952 | Collectables CT809 | 12x12 Sticker Sheet SS259 | Stamp Set CS189 | Captured Moments Cards 4x6" - Antique Bliss | Wooden Flourish Pack - Flourish Hearts FL439 | Wooden Flourish Pack - Love Cherish Adore FL496 | Mix and Match Lacy Tags EM403, Mix and Match String Natural EM406, | Foam Tape T303 |
Other: mist, pearl embellishments, lace flower, ink

"Love" Card

Kaisercraft Product: Rustic Harmony - Tranquil P1648, Speciality Paper - Pretty PS372 | Paper Pad PP952 | Collectables CT809 | Paper Blooms - Sage F632 | Pearl Brad - Latte EM931 | Mix and Match String Natural EM406, | Card Pack C6 - White CD511 | Foam Tape T303 |
Other: mist, pearl embellishments, leaf die, ink

"Live Laugh Love" Card

Kaisercraft Product: Rustic Harmony - Enchantment P1655 | Paper Pad PP952 | Captured Moments Cards 4x6" Antique Bliss CM317 | Paper Blooms - Honey F628 | Pearl Brad - Latte EM931 | Pearls - Latte SB789 | Card Pack Square - White CD501 | Foam Tape T303 |
Other: mist, leaf die, lace

"Live Laugh Love" Beyond The Page Altered Clipboard  


Kaisercraft Product:  Rustic Harmony - Amity P1652, Delightful P1654, Speciality Paper - Pretty PS372 |  Paper Pad PP952 | Collectables CT809 | 12x12 Sticker Sheet SS259 | Captured Moments Cards 4x6" - Antique Bliss | Paper Blooms - Sage F632 || Sparklets - Fern RS419 |Rhinestone Strips - Ice RS445 | Foam Tape T303 |
Other:  clipboard, ribbon and trim, paint, date stamp, ink

"Rustic Harmony" Collection

 Thanks so much for stopping by.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kaisercraft - Tropical Punch Collection

Hi Everyone,
Today I have projects to share using Kaisercraft's gorgeous new "Tropical Punch" Collection.  Totally loved creating with this collection, as it has a beautiful colour palette where you can go for the pretty Spring pinks and greens pp's or the bright Summer tropical yellow, red and orange pp's, or mix them together to create your own bold colour statement.

"Hello Beautiful" Layout
On this layout I have used pink and green pp's and Captured Moments cards to create an overall Spring feel.  The background was created by masking with the leaf template, then masking another layer over the top with the tiny hexagon template from the Quarters Stencil. I then added mist with a brush, so that it would puddle around the masked patterns and once dry I stamped over the top in green with the Moroccan texture stamp. Loved the lacy accents in this range, and of course couldn't go past fussy cutting the beautiful floral  glossy Specialty Paper to add in amongst my layers.




Kaisercraft Product: Tropical Punch - Lemonade P1640, Mocktail P1647 | Speciality Paper - Rosewater PS370 | Collectables CT808 | Sticker Sheet 12x12 SS258 | Captured Moments Cards - 6x4" Pineapple Crush CM316 | Paper Blooms Fairy Floss F640 | Clear Texture Stamp - Morocco CS191 | Template - Quarters T613 | Rhinestones - Soft Pink SB701 | Foam Dots T302
Other:  Modelling Paste, mist, ink, doily, paper flowers

"Life is Beautiful" Layout
Couldn't help myself and was drawn again to the pinks and greens, but added red accents to give it a bit more pop. The background was created by masking the Diamond Template with white crackle paste on Cardstock (cocconut weave), then masking another layer over the top with the tiny hexagons from the Quarters Template using Viva Inca Gold in mint green.  Once dry I sprayed the masking with some water, then added mist with a brush to create a watercolour effect. Finished off the background by framing it with some random punching around the edges in a pretty floral punch. To accent my photo I layered various pp's and a Captured Moments card in strips as the base for my photo and tucked in some fussy cut flowers in amongst the layers. 



Kaisercraft Product: Tropical Punch - Bubbles P1644, Mocktail P1647 | Speciality Paper - Rosewater PS370 | Captured Moments Cards - 6x4" Pineapple Crush CM316 | Pocket Stickers - Raspberry CM504 |Cardstock - Coconut CD101 | Template - Quarters T613, Diamonds T603 | Foam Dots T302
Other: mist, crackle paint, mist, metallic paste, punch

"Happy Days" Card
As you can see I was totally taken with fussy cutting the flowers on my creations, so I thought why not go with it and kept the theme going through to both my cards.  The 1st card the flowers were fussy cut and on the 2nd card I used the flower diecuts from the collectables, and cut them into smaller pieces, then layered them under the torn edges with some little lace accents and a bit of bling.  To add a touch of softness I flicked some white mist over both the cards.


Kaisercraft Product: Tropical Punch - Speciality Paper - Rosewater PS370 | Paper Pad PP591 | Collectables CT808 | Sticker Sheet 12x12 SS258 | Card Pack Square - White CD501 | Rhinestones - Island Lagoon RS402 | Foam Dots T302 |
Other: Lace, mist

"Thanks" Card

Kaisercraft Product: Tropical Punch - Paper Pad PP591 | Collectables CT808 | Pocket Stickers - Raspberry CM504 | Card Pack Square - White CD501 | Sparklets - Sea Breeze RS418 | Rhinestones - Soft Pink SB701 | Alpha Stickers - White AS252 | Foam Dots T302
Other: doily diecut, mist, lace

"Love Life" Mini Canvas
For my little reverse canvas I went for the yellow red and pink papers and diecuts, and to tie in with the lacy accents I made a border by punching some coconut cardstock with a lacy border punch to frame my canvas and make the yellow check pp pop.  


Kaisercraft Product: Tropical Punch - Bubbles P1644 | Speciality Paper - rosewater PS370 | Paper Pad PP591 | Collectables CT808 | Captured Moments Cards 6x4" - Pineapple Crush | Cardstock - Coconut CD101 | Wooden Flourish Pack - Flourish Hearts FL439 | Sparklets - Daffodil RS410 | Foam Dots T302
Other: canvas, gesso, punch


"Tropical Punch" Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kaisercraft - North Pole Collection

Hi Everyone, 

Today I am sharing my creations using the bright and beautiful "North Pole" Collection by Kaisercraft.  This collection, as its name suggests. is a Christmas collection, but I love that this range has pp's which lend themselves to feminine and masculine projects as well.  

Here I have created a feminine non-Christmas LO with the papers and Captured Moments 4x6" cards, but there are also other papers from this range like the diamond, grid, diagonal stripe, zig zag, check and spot patterns which would be perfect on a masculine LO.

"Remember This" Layout



Kaisercraft products: North Pole: Icicle P1635, Sleigh Bells 1630 | Collectables CT807 | Sticker Sheet SS257 | Captured Moments 4x6 - Peppermint Swirl CM315 | Captured Memories Pocket Stickers - Christmas Cheer CM508 | Licorice Cardstock C102 | Paper Blooms - Fire Red F664, Sea Breeze F691 | Mini Paper Blooms - Coconut F644 | Paper Flowers - Snow F601 |Wooden Flourish Pack - Small Leaves FL357 | Moroccan Lattice Template T614 | Clear Texture Stamp - Flutter CS853, Cherish CS892 | Sparklets - Rouge RS416, Sea Breeze RS418 | Rhinestones - Aqua Marine SB775 | Foam Dots T302 |
Other: mist, ink, metallic paste, gesso, punch, charm, rubon

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to get started on creating cards for friends and family.  I was quite taken with the reindeers from this lovely range and was inspired to create 2 cards using the cute diecuts on the cards and reindeer pp on the matching envleopes.

"Merry Christmas" Card

Kaisercraft products: North Pole - Collectables CT807 | Sticker Sheet SS257 | Paper Pad PP950 | Stamp Set CS188 | Rhinestones - Island Lagoon RS402, Red SB711 | Foam Dots T302 | Ink - Black IP719 | Card Pack Square - White CD501 |
Other: punch, doily

"Jingle All The Way" Card

Kaisercraft products: North Pole - Collectables CT807 | Sticker Sheet SS257 | Paper Pad PP950 | Stamp Set CS188 | Rhinestones - Aqua Marine SB775 | Captured Moments 3x4 Cards - Peppermint Swirl CM115 | Clear Texture Stamp - Diamonds CS152 | Foam Dots T302 | Ink - Black IP719 | Card Pack Square - White CD501 |
Other: punch, flower, ink

There is always a need for a sweet little box to hold a special gift at Christmas time.  Here I altered a recycled box withe the pp's and matching diecuts.  For a little sparkle and bling I accented the snowflake flourish with a few Kaisercraft rhinestones and altered the paper bloom with a bling brad, then coated the top of the stamped pp with some Kindyglitz for a pretty glitter effect.

"25th December" Altered Mini Box


Kaisercraft products: North Pole - Sleigh Bells P1630, Sweater P1631, Toboggan P1637 | Collectables CT807 | Paper Pad PP950 | Stamp Set CS188 | Paper Blooms - Coconut F627 | Rhinestones - Red SB711 |  Foam Dots T302 | Ink - Black IP719 |
Other: recycled mini box, snowflake die, kindyglitz, bling brad, twine

Kaisercraft "North Pole" Collection

I thought I would reshare the projects I created using the North Pole Collection for my shortlist Design Team Application, so you could see all the different ways I was inspired to use this gorgeous Christmas Collection.

"Joys of Christmas" Layout
Kaiser Products:  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
Other:  punches, paper doily, ink,mist

"What's in Your Heart" Layout
Kaiser Products: 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
Other:  modelling paste, mist, button, punch paper doily

"Happy Holidays and Joy to the World" Tags
Kaiser Products:   North Pole Collection, sea breeze and ebony sparklets, silver rhinestones
Other:  chipboard tags, punches, ink, ribbon

"Merry Christmas" Card
Kaiser Products:   North Pole Collection, coconut mini paper blooms, snow paper flowers, sea breeze sparklets, aqua marine rhinestones, square cards white
Other:  embossing folder, machine stitching

"Deck The Halls" Card
Kaiser Products:   North Pole Collection, fire red mini paper blooms and coconut paper blooms, aqua marine rhinestones, C6 cards - white
Other:  mist

Thanks so much for stopping by.




Monday, September 29, 2014

CSI #141

Hi Everyone,

I have this weeks case file #141 for Color Stories Inspiration to share with you today.


Evidence:
leaves
lots of layers
string/wire
glossy accents - title word (epoxy)
Testimony:
Tuck your story between layers : have tucked my journaling on a tag in amongst my layers.


Product Used:  Fancy Pants, Meg's Garden and GCD pp's, Crafter's Workshop and Prima stencils, Fireworks Mists - Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Prima resin bird, Manor House Creations - Taneisha flower, Pink Paislee flower, Green Tara sprig, Heidi Swapp Buzz Words, Jute Twine, Kaisercraft texture stamp - vintage fence, archival ink - black, Modelling Paste, Authentique alpha stickers, KandCo tag,  resin flower

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dusty Attic Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a LO inspired by this month's sketch challenge at Dusty Attic.  I decided to interpret the sketch with a vintage masculine theme and used various mediums to alter the chipboard to create an aged and distressed look.


 For the main circle embellishment in the sketch I cut the Dusty Attic chicken wire 12x12 chipboard into a large circle, using a plate as my template. To give the chicken wire a vintage feel I embossed it with antique gold embossing powder, then randomly applied dabs of copper Viva Ferro paste which has a lovely rough sandy texture and is fabulous for vintage/rustic projects..  To make the circle stand out I added a border with the Dusty Attic barb wire.  Before adhering to the chicken wire, I embossed the barb wire with Stampendous aged embossing enamel in black, then randomly applied some of the copper Ferro paste over the top.


To alter the chipboard title and cogs I used a mixture of Viva Ferro in copper, amber gold and iron.

Dusty Attic Chipboard: Chicken Wire 12x12, Barb Wire

Other Product:  WRMK, Marion Smith, Crate Paper and Simple Stories pp's, chipboard gears, Prima leaf branch, Prima mechanicals, Kaisercraft texture stamp, Tim Holtz stencil - splatters, Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder, metal gears, Viva Ferro paste, Stampendous aged embossing enamel - black, arrow charm, 7 Gypsies rubon, Ranger archival ink

Thanks so much for stopping by.