Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kaisercraft Chase Rainbows by Fiona Johnstone

Hi everyone
Back with my last pages for this month and today I have a layout to share using the new Kaisercraft Chase Rainbows from their April release. If you love super bright fun papers then this collection is for you! I'm a big fan of brights and love these papers. There are a few ready made background papers in this collection too, so all the work is done for some quick layouts.
Dream Big:
I enjoy getting messy so have created my own background here with some Dylusions and water and some blue sploshes using watered down gelato. Then I've added some stamping in navy and green to compliment my bright orange background.
Lots of paper layering, and I've also used some of the collectibles pack to add some more layers.
Some close-ups:
Layers, stamping and fabulous 2Crafty title Dream Big.
And love these quotes on the latest sticker sheets:
The collectibles are always great for a few wise words too:
I've also got one last Disney inspired page to share. This one is using the Say Cheese II collection, just can not get enough of it.
Meeting Pluto
Another character meeting, Pluto this time, just with Lily as we'd just visited Goofy and were off to go on some rides, so Zane wasn't interested. These papers were perfect colours of course and I love the touches of gold, so couldn't go past using them.
Embellishments from the Say Cheese Collection and some glittery stars from Studio Calico that added a nice touch.
The stickers are from the original Say Cheese collection, anything from the previous range will go perfectly with version II. I've used some lush, red velvet Thickers for my title.
 Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you this month to scrap some Theme Park layouts and check out the new Kaisercraft collections.
Back again next week for a new month and new goodies!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

My Minds Eye Hello World & Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar by Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone :)

Today I am back to share one last layout for April using My Minds Eye - Hello World.
Plus I have a few of my Kaisercraft "Antique Bazaar" DT work to share as well.

Using some of the leftovers from the Hello World collection, I've created a page titled

"Leaving on a Jet Plane"

I have used the My Travels paper for the background & added some textured template work & stamping.  I started off with the circle pieces that I cut from the reverse side of the World Map paper & then worked my layers up from there until I was happy with the placement, 
before I started embellishing.

The layers mostly consist of varying sized strips of different patterned papers and I've used a corner punch to round off the corners.  Here you can see a small cluster of pieces from the Mixed Bag of diecuts, as well as some 2Crafty Fast Forward Arrows & the airplane from the 
Hello World Wood Veneer pack.  I have coloured the 2Crafty Fast Forward Arrows using my new Faber-Castel big brush pens.

Again, more pieces from the Wood Veneer pack (This pack has HEAPS of pieces in it, so there's plenty to go around!), the Mixed Bag diecuts & some stickers from the pack of 6 sticker sheets.

I have also created another cluster at the opposite corner of the photo using more pieces from the Mixed Bag, Sticker sheets & Wood Veneer pack.

Here I have used a HEAP of the banner & tag pieces from the Mixed Bag to create a travel themed banner across the top of the page with some twine.

Title is made up of alpha stickers from the Sticker Sheets.

And here is a close up view of the main area of the page.

I hope you have been inspired by this fun collection!

Next up is my DT work for Kaisercraft using the new release for April, Antique Bazaar.

My first project is a BTP  Shadow Box shelf

I've used a variety of papers from the paper pad as the background for each of the divided squares in the shadow box & then have embellished each one differently using mostly pieces from the Collectables pack....which is full of fabulous pieces, such as items 
one might expect to find at an antique bazaar :))))

I painted all the front edges of the shadow box in 2 different Kaisercolour paints - Antique White & Mocha...and then finished it off by lightly inking with Kaisercraft Bark ink pad.  

I covered the outside edges of the box in the Barter paper and the inside columns 
& shelves with the Gather paper.

Here is a close up of some of the decorated squares of the shadow box.
More closeups of all of the decorated squares can be seen over on my blog HERE

Here I've used the new Lattice decorative die that I've cut into a smaller piece to use on the background with a Collectables clock face, more paper blooms & some Berry Vine die cut leaves.

I have added some random stamping on the plainer paper and also splashed around some of the new Kaisermist in Antique gold....which goes perfectly with the colours of this collection!
Again I've used the Lattice decorative die to make the background for this box....but this time I've used the negative pieces of the lattice that would normally just get thrown away!  I've popped them up on some foam tape to give a bit of dimension and finished off with a another Collectables piece & some punched butterflies.

This is my favourite of the urn pieces....and I've added some more diecut Berry Vine leaves, along with another Collectables piece & a mini paper bloom.

Across the top right hand corner of the box I've added a small cluster using a few different coloured paper blooms, a wooden flourish & some more of the Berry Vine decorative die leaves that I cut from a piece of Kaisercraft cork sheeting.

Kaisercraft Products: Antique Bazaar – Gather P1803, Barter P1805, Paper Pad PP966, Collectables CT824, Sticker Sheet SS279, Lattice Decorative Die DD709, Berry Vine Decorative Die DD522, Street Lamp Decorative Die DD513, Honey paper blooms F628, Sage paper blooms F632, Ruby paper blooms F636, Terracotta paper blooms F635, Honey mini paper blooms F645, Terracotta mini paper blooms F652, Latte Pearls SB715, Flutter clear stamp CS853, Antique Gold Kaisermist KM102, Cork Sheet CB152, Flourish Swirls pack SB729, Antique White Kaisercolour KC002, Mocha Kaisercolour KC049, Bark Ink IP724, Foam Tape T303
Other – Butterfly punches, Leaf punch, Button, Distress Ink, Modelling Paste, Mists

"The Acropolis"
Oh how I love these colours!
I used the Restore paper for my background & have added some template work using the Kaisercraft Lattice template and Kaisermist Antique Gold that I sponged on randomly....and I really love the subtle effect this gives, rather than the bold effect given when spraying the mists directly over the template.  I've also added some random stamping on the background using the Antique Bazaar clear stamp set.
And this time I've used a much larger piece of the Lattice decorative die as a background feature in behind the photos - this is a really cool die that I know will get lots of use from me!  
It's definitely a must have :)))

A few paper blooms in coordinating colours to match the papers, with a few Collectables pieces, Stickers & some diecut leaves using the Leaves decorative die.

Here's a close up of the Lattice decorative die.  I have randomly cut off a few of the edges so that it wasn't a straight edged rectangle piece, and I've also randomly inked it with some distress ink.

Here's a bit of a close up of the sponged Antique Gold Kaisermist used with the Lattice template....plus the random stamping.

Kaisercraft Products: Antique Bazaar – Unearth P1802, Restore P1798, Collectors P1800, Paper Pad PP966, Collectables CT824, Sticker Sheet SS279, Clear Stamps CS212,  Lattice Decorative Die DD709, Leaves Decorative Die DD312, Antique Gold Kaisermist KM102, Lattice Template T610, Red Alpha stickers AS258, Terracotta paper blooms F635  Sage paper blooms F632, Red mini paper blooms F669, Stone cardstock CD188
Other – Button, Flower, Distress Ink

And lastly....a card
"The Best of Times"

I've layered a few papers & collectables frame pieces for the main part of the card & then added a small cluster of blooms, Collectables & diecut Berry Vine leaves.  And again I've been using the fabulous new Lattice decorative die...this time as a strip across the card.

Kaisercraft Products: Antique Bazaar – Paper Pad PP966, Collectables CT824, Sticker Sheet SS279, Lattice Decorative Die DD709, Berry Vine Decorative Die DD522, Terracotta paper blooms F635, Sage paper blooms F632, Kraft C6 Card & Env. CD512
Other – Flower, Distress Ink

That is all from me for another week.
Thanks so much for dropping by & I hope you have been inspired by these 2 fabulous collections.
You can find the Antique Bazaar collection in store HERE 
and the Hello World collection HERE 
stocks are a bit low on this at the moment, but Vanessa has more on order, 
so keep your eye out for it coming in!
Until next time....xx
My Minds Eye - Hello World paper - We are Here
My Minds Eye - Hello World paper - Bonjour
My Minds Eye - Hello World paper - Suitcases
My Minds eye - Hello World paper - Here & There
2Crafty Chipboard - Fast Forward Arrows
EK Success - Border Punch
Faber-Castell - Big Brush Pens
Dark Room Door - Stamp - Scratches
Mont Marte - Modelling Paste
Foam Tape

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Simple Stories Enchanted Snap Cards by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone
This week I thought I would try something different and create some Project Life layouts using the Simple Stories Enchanted Snap cards. I love the idea of using Project Life particularly for holidays when we take lots of photos but they may not all be layout material. 
In my case, I took a few photos of the kids visiting the princesses in Disneyland a few years ago and most remain unscrapped. The solution, PL pages.
 I decided on a system for the pages - a title card, photos, a journaling card and then the filler cards all using the same page design. The Enchanted Snap Cards were just perfect for the 3 characters I have PL'ed today: Belle, Sleeping Beauty & Tinkerbell as there was the perfect filler card for each of these, in co-ordinating princess/fairy dress colours! Add a few embellishments from the ample range in this collection and these can come together pretty quickly.
Beautiful Belle
I've gone with a predominantly yellow theme here to match Belle's gown, with red to match the kids outfits and pops of black & white. The Enchanted Snap cards make it easy to match it all up, and on this spread I have mixed and matched with some Say Cheese embellishments to add in the red and black.
A close-up of my journaling card. I have printed straight onto the snap card, then added some photo stickers, washi tape and the Say Cheese bits & pieces.
The perfect filler card - Tale as Old as Time. I've added the tea-cup from the Say Cheese Bits & Pieces pack and on the 3 x 4 photo some little word stickers by MME.

Princess Aurora & Prince Phillip
Pretty pinks for this page and white to soften the black and red in the photos up.
My journaling card for this page, I have once again printed straight onto the card and added a simple crown from the Enchanted Wood Veneer pack. I've added a few other veneers to some of the other cards and photos to tie it all together.
I love the Simple Stories Photo Stickers, they are so easy to use and just a nice touch to a photo without the need to over-embellish.
Believe Magic
A little bit of a mix of colours for this one, not as many green cards in the pack, but these multi coloured ones are just fabulous for adding in and I thought very suited to Tinkerbell!
Some close-ups of my smaller cards. The perfect filler and I've just used a heart from the bits and pieces pack to tie them together.

I've used a smaller card for journaling on this spread, I've printed onto some white card then gone over the edges with a gelato to blend my greens together. Simple Stories latest brads are sticky so no need to poke holes in things - brilliant idea!

 Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed seeing some pocket pages for something different. I've enjoyed doing them.
Till next week
Products Used:
Beautiful Belle:
Simple Stories Enchanted Snap Cards
Simple Stories Enchanted Photo Stickers 
Simple Stories Say Cheese II Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Enchanted Bits & Pieces
Queen & Co Flair Button
American Crafts Thickers
Washi Tape
MME Tiny Word Stickers

Princess Aurora &  Prince Phillip:
Simple Stories Enchanted Snap Cards
Simple Stories Enchanted  Wood Veneer Shapes
Simple Stories Say Cheese II Photo Stickers
Simple Stories Enchanted Self Adhesive Brads
American Crafts Thickers
Jillibean Soup Alphabets - Pickled Pink
Believe Magic:
 Simple Stories Enchanted Snap Cards
Simple Stories Enchanted Self Adhesive Brads
Simple Stories Say Cheese II Photo Stickers
Simple Stories Enchanted Bits & Pieces
Sandy Lion Disney Title Express - Tinkerbell
Sassafras Lass Cardstock Stickers
White Cardstock


Friday, April 17, 2015

Another layout with My Minds Eye "Hello World" by Linda Eggleton

Good morning everyone.

Today I am back to share yet another page created with the fun & colourful 

This time I have created a page about an amazing $5 ferry ride during a day out in Sydney.
So I guess it is kind of travel themed, but you could easily create non travel themed 
layouts with this fun collection!

"The Spectacular $5 Ferry Ride" 

This time I have used another of the colourful & quite busy papers for the background.
I just love all those fabulous triangles, and it was calling to be used as the background piece :)

I have then layered up a few different papers with lots of the tags cut from the My Travels paper placed here & there in amongst the layers.

I have created a small cluster with some of the flowers that I fussy cut from the Flowers paper with some Green Tara & Petaloo flowers, 2Crafty Fast Forward Arrows & Hello World wood veneers.

The title is made up from the alpha stickers that come in the set of sticker sheets - 6 sheets in total!
And above that you can see one of the wood veneers & one of the chipboard pieces from the Hello World Mixed Bag of diecuts.

I have grouped together a few of the 2Crafty Fast Forward Arrows & I coloured these using my 
Faber-Castell Big Brush Pens.  Just below the arrows are more little tags that I cut from the My Travels paper - this is a paper that you would want 2 of, so that you can use the tag side for cutting out all those fantastic tags, and then the other side for perhaps as a background piece, as it is a 
really cool paper that would be great as a background.

I have also grouped together one of the Hello World flairs with a few stickers & fussy 
cut pieces at the left/top of the photo.

More tags, wood veneers, stickers & chipboard pieces.

And here is a close up of the main area of the page - journaling yet to be added!

You can see a full list of products listed below.  I hope you have been inspired by this fun collection!
Thanks so much for dropping by :)  xx

Products used
My Minds Eye - Hello World paper - Beauty
My Minds Eye - Hello World paper - Flowers
My Minds Eye - Hello World paper - Suitcases
My Minds Eye - Hello World paper - My Travels
My Minds Eye - Hello World - Travel Sticker sheets
My Minds Eye - Hello World - Mixed Bag diecuts
My Minds Eye - Hello World - All Aboard Wood Veneers
My Minds Eye - Hello World - All Aboard Flairs
2Crafty Chipboard - Fast Forward Arrows
Green Tara - Gardenia - Ivory
Green Tara - Cherry Blossom - Blue
Petaloo - Botanica Sugared Mini Blooms - Teal
Faber-Castell - Big Brush Pens

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone
This week I have a couple of layouts to share using Kaisercrafts "Oh So Lovely" collection. And Oh so Lovely it is. A very pretty & feminine collection.
My first layout today is: Hugs & Kisses
Lily and her cousin, saying farewell after they had spent the last fortnight with us over the Christmas period last year. I've added some masking with coloured impasto medium to the background, for some subtle texture. The background paper comes with the gorgeous flower cluster in the top right and I've added the complimentary one to the bottom left from the sticker sheet. The lacey background inspired my use of doilies alongside the pretty papers.
Some close-ups:
These gorgeous 2Crafty leaves I have coloured using gelato's - these are fab just to rub straight onto raw chipboard, and a perfect compliment to a small cluster of flowers.
 As always the Kaisercraft collection has cute little phrases and journaling pieces which are fab to embellish with. Just can't get enough of them.
My second share for this week: A Daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with and love with all your heart.
Love this timber background paper with the floral corner. I have layered an assortment of the Oh So Lovely papers and Collectibles to create my layout.
This quote on the sticker sheet was so beautiful I decided to use it as my title rather than have a large title on this page:
And how cute are these crowns? Couldn't resist! You can find them in the Collectibles pack. The cute pink birdie is from Crate Paper's Confetti range.
Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out this beautiful collection in store now.
Till next week
Product List:
Hugs & Kisses
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Chic
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Femme
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Girlfriend
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Ladylike
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely - Collectibles
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Sticker Sheet
 Green Tara Apple Blossom - Pink
Prima Roses
2Crafty Tiny Leaf Stems
Simple Stories I Am Self Adhesive Brads
Paper Doilies
Impasto Medium
Distress Ink Spray - Pickled Raspberry
A Daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with and love with all your heart.
 Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Woman
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Femme
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Ladylike
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Paper - Girly
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely - Collectibles
Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Sticker Sheet
Crate Paper Confetti Collection Ephemera Hardware Collection
Paper Doily