Saturday, July 30, 2016

New Kaisercraft Design Team 2016/2017

In case you haven't hopped on over to the Kaisercraft Blog to see the new faces on the 2016/2017 Kaisercraft Design Team I thought I would share them on my blog here.  These crafters are amazingly talented and their blogs are well worth a visit!

I am super lucky to be a part of the team again this year and can't wait to get started.  We begin our new term on  Monday 1st August.  Already the Kaisercraft Blog is filled with scheduled posts full of inspiration and some incredible projects to share with you!! 
You'll see some familiar faces from previous years and quite a few new ones.
Click below each members photo to check out their individual blogs : )

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http://tellimaria.blogspot.com.au/
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https://papersweetpea.wordpress.com/
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https://neat-n-crafty.blogspot.com.au/

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http://soniathomason.typepad.com/my_weblog/
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http://timeforscrapbooking.blogspot.com.au/

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http://janekrapivina.blogspot.com.au/
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http://monjolibricolage.blogspot.com.au/
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http://alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com.au/
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http://myhydeaway.blogspot.com.au/
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http://lillybits.blogspot.com.au/
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http://justtoobsessed-rikki.blogspot.com.au/
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http://scrapkiart.blogspot.com.au/
I look forward to another wonderful year with Kaisercraft and all their yummy crafty products!
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Final Post for the 1015-2016 Kaisercraft Design Team

Kaisercraft Forever Card by Alicia McNamara

Over at the Kaisercraft Blog we are officially farewelling the 2015-2016 Design Team Members and it is a little sad! We were asked to choose a couple of projects to share as some of our favourites from the year gone by.  I chose this Forevever Card I made for my brother and his fiance when they got engaged and this Magic Layout below using the gorgeous Fairies collection of papers that I love.

Kaisercraft Forever Card by Alicia McNamara

Inside the card:

Kaisercraft Forever Card by Alicia McNamara

"Forever" Card

Kaisercraft Products: DD506 Decorative Dies - Foliage | DD101 Decorative Dies - Lacey Borders | DD527 Decorative Die Modern Doily | DD544 Decorative Die Butterflies | CT841 Collectables | CS241 Clear Stamps | DD331 Love Pop Up | SS297 Sticker Sheet | IP719 Ink - Black | FL440 Flourish Pack Hearts | IP725 Ink - Petal Pink | SB793 Pearls - Black | ST927 Clear Sticker - Love | P1961 Glamour | P1959 Frilly | PP982 Paper Pad | P1958 Fancy | P1957 Elegant | BRB605 Organza Ribbon Neutrals - Black | F641 Paper Blooms - Dusty Pink


Kaisercraft "Magic" Layout by Alicia McNamara


"Magic" Layout 

Kaisercraft Products: CD159 12x12 Weave - Duck Egg | P1963 Sparkly | P1964 Magic Wand | P1965 Enchanted | PP983 Paper Pad | CS242 Clear Stamps | CT842 Collectables | SB725 Wood Flourishes - Curls | F631 Paper Blooms - Sea Breeze | F642 Paper Blooms - Misty | F660 Mini Paper Blooms - Amethyst | SB1619 Rhinestones Blossom - Mint | SB700 Rhinestones - Silver  | DD543 Fairy Flowers | DD504 Decorative Dies - Doily | DD725 Butterflies C6 | IP732 Ink - Orchid | Ip727 Ink - Lagoon |
Other:  Kindy Glitz - Crystalina 

Kaisercraft "Magic" Layout by Alicia McNamara

I remember making this layout and refusing to try and make a "flat" layout any longer.  Relieving myself of the restriction that a layout had to be "flat" to fit into an album felt so good and I loved filling this space with lots of flowers, butterflies and sparkles.  It would have to be one of my favourites.

Luckily its not a sad good bye for me on the team.  I am super honoured and privileged to have another year with Kaisercraft that is just about to start, and I really am very excited to kick off next month with some gorgeous new projects.

I would like to sincerely thank you, my beautiful blog reader, for following me on this journey.  I appreciate your comments and I appreciate you reading my posts.  You make this whole journey so much more meaningful : )  Stay tuned this week for the announcement of the new Kaisercraft Team, until then have a lovely week : )

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Monday, July 25, 2016

July Kaisercraft Projects and Video


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Hello! I've had a busy week and feel like it has been awhile since I blogged...but today  I'm happy to be sharing some Cards, Beyond the Page Projects and a Layout using the two gorgeous Kaisercraft collections for the month of July, Mademoiselle and Bon Appetite.

Project One - "Awesome Little Helper" Layout

Kaisercraft Bon Appetit Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I had a lovely time making this fresh and modern layout using the Bon Appetit collection.  It is featuring my little helper in the Kitchen.

Kaisercraft Bon Appetit Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I pin so many gorgeous layouts on Pinterest (Follow me here if you love pinning cards and layouts too!) and I realised just recently that so many of them have white backgrounds.  I haven't done a Layout with a white background in ages so I thought I would give it a go with this collection.  I chose a monochromatic colour scheme with bright red highlights.

Kaisercraft Bon Appetit Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I filmed a process video for this Layout that you might be interested in watching.


Kaisercraft Products: CD101 12x12 Weave Card Stock - Coconut | P2120 Cool | P2116 Prep | CT859 Collectables | FL577 Flourish Pack - Cooking | EM405 Paper Doilies | PT212 Printed Tape Arrows - Black | IP710 Ink Pad - Black | KM101 Kaiser Mist - Charcoal | KM109 Kaiser Mists - Red | AS252 Alpha Stickers - White | DD761 Decorative Dies - Awesome Words | GC120 Glitter card Stock - Ruby | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB711 Rhinestones - Red | ST911 Epoxy Stickers - Monochrome | CS257 Background Stamp - Script | PP1000 Paper Pad | 

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The Mademoiselle collection really inspired the card maker inside of me and I had a lovely time making cards with these gorgeous papers.  This collection is full of beautiful flowers and butterflies, just perfect for making some lovely cards for your card stash.

Project Two - Friendship Card

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Card by Alicia McNamara
I had a lovely time arranging a big cluster of flowers in the centre of this card.  I'm saving this card to send to a special friend.

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1001 Paper Pad | P2124 Floral Spray | DD775 Card Creations - Stitched Lattice C6 | CT860 Collectables | EM927 Lace - Cream | SB714 Pearls- Champagne | FL575 Flourish Pack - Wedding | IP725 Ink Pad - Petal Pink | DD522 Decorative Die - Berry Vine | F629 Paper Blooms - Buttercream | F640 Paper Blooms - fairy Floss | F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut |

Project Three - A Trio of Mini Note Cards

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Cards by Alicia McNamara

I made a little trio of small note cards.  These would be perfect for a little gift tag to decorate a present.  This collection has a lovely vintage feel to it.  The Kaisercraft cream lace goes perfectly with the colours in the papers and I have teamed it with some Kaisercraft organza ribbon and mini paper blooms.
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Cards by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Cards by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Cards by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Products: CD651 Kraft Cardstock | P2132 LadyLike | P2124 Floral Spray | PS457 Treasures - Gloss |PP1001 Paper Pad | EM927 Lace - Cream | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | IP723 Ink Pad - Vintage | FL578 Flourish pack - Antiques | F644 Mini Paper Blooms - Coconut | F646 Mini Paper Blooms - Buttercream | F657 Mini paper Blooms - Fairy Floss | F653 Mini Paper Blooms - Ruby | KM113 Kaisermist - Coffee | SB776 Rhinestones - Bronze | SB713 Pearls - Pearl | SB716 Pearls - Blush | Other: White and gold twine

Project Four - Butterfly Birthday Card

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Butterfly Card by Alicia McNamara

For a more modern look I cut a large butterfly from the collection and stamped the Butterfly background stamp a couple of times to make some more butterflies.  I used corrugated card  as the background paper with some strips of paper and swirls layered over the top.
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Butterfly Card by Alicia McNamara

I placed some mounting tape in between the three layers of the butterfly to keep the wings nicely elevated.
Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Butterfly Card by Alicia McNamara
I added some twine and ribbon and mini paper blooms on the top of the layered butterfly.
Kaisercraft Products: P2125 Flutter | PP1001 Paper Pad | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard |LDB1059 Natural Twine|BRB606 Organza Ribbon | EM928 Lace - Natural Shades | IP724 Ink Pad - Bark | IP723 Ink Pad - Vintage | CS258 Background Stamp - Majestic Butterfly | DD757 Decorative Dies - Large Flourishes | F667 Mini Paper Blooms - Coral | SB716 Pearls - Blush | ST922 Clear Stickers - Happy Birthday |

Project Five - Decorated Birthday Frame

I have made several of these little frames in the past, using different collections of Kaisercraft papers, and I just love how quickly and easily they go together to make a nice gift for someone.  This one I have made as a birthday gift for my Aunty who is celebrating a significant milestone this month.

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle BTP Frame by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle BTP Frame by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products:  P213 Couture | PP1001 Paper Pad | IP724 Ink Pad - Bark | CS257 Background Stamp - Script | DD517 Decorative Die - Vines | LDB1059 Natural Twine | FL578 Flourish pack - Antiques | F629 Paper Blooms - Buttercream | F662 Paper Blooms - Coral | KM115 Kaisermist - Candy | KM102 Kaisermist - Antique Gold | SB716 Pearls - Blush | SB2114 6.5 Inch Frame |

The July Kaisercraft collections are both must-haves for your craft room.  I hope you enjoy creating with them this month.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

July Kaisercraft Challenge


KC JULY SKETCH


Where has June gone, and oops...we are nearly half-way through July? How is this happening...I don't know, but I do know its time for the Kaisercraft July challenge and

It is Sketch challenge…… !!!

Just create a card, layout or Art Journal page/s , using the sketch as inspiration using with at least 80% Kaisercraft Products from any Kaisercraft paper collection.

KAISERCRAFT JULY 2016 CHALLENGE

Your Project can be of any Kaisercraft paper collection. You can enter as many times as you like ! The more you enter the more chances of winning :)
Once done, link your project by creating a blog post on your personal blog or take a photo of it on your personal Facebook page, copy the link and add it to the Kaisercraft Blog.
Good Luck everyone!!!
The deadline: Comments with linked entries for each monthly challenge will close on 31st July 2016 at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)
The prizes:
There will be 2 prizes, (Random draw winners - EVERY entry is eligible)
Winners will be announced at the beginning of August 2016.

Here is my take on the sketch for this month:

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1001 Paper Pad | P2132 Lady Like | P2124 Floral Spray | SS317 Sticker Sheet | FL578 Flourish Pack - Antiques | EM927 Lace Cream | F639 Paper Blooms - Fuschia | F646 Mini Paper Blooms - Buttercream | IP725 Ink Pad - Petal Pink | IP723 Ink Pad - Vintage | DD516 Decorative Die - Vines | SB713 Pearls - Pearl | BRB606 - Organza Ribbon |

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kaisercraft Bon Appetit Recipe Book

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

Over on the Kaisercraft Blog today there is a post featuring the new Recipe Card product.  I decided to make a little Recipe Book so I put together this little Mini Album.

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

This would make a lovely gift to a friend who loves being in the kitchen, or to someone just moving out of home needing a few recipes to get them started.

Kaisercraft Bon Appetite Recipe Book by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2115 Bake | P2116 Prep | P2117 Chop | P2118 Knead | P2119 Fresh | P2120 Cool | P2123 Stir | SS316 Sticker Sheet | CS267 Clear Stamps | PP1000 Paper pad | CT859 Collectables | FL577 Flourish Pack - Cooking | EM432 Recipe Cards | KM111 Kaiser Mists - White | Km114 Kaisermist - Shiraz | IP724 Ink Pad - Bark | CD651 Kraft Cardstock | CD102 Licorice Cardstock | EM405 Paper Doilies | PT232 Glitter Tape - Red | PT212 Printed Tape - Arrows Black | F664 Paper Blooms - Fire Red | F669 Mini Paper Blooms - Fire Red | F649 Mini Paper Blooms - Sage | SB711 Rhinestones - Red | AS251 Alpha Stickers - Ebony | LDB1042 Burlap Roll 1 inch | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | CB109 Chipboard Alpha 3 | MO24 Album Rings - Red | LDB1059 Natural Twine |DD516 Decorative Die - Vines | Other: White Ric Rac Ribbon | Sewing Machine and White Thread|

Thanks for stopping by for a look : )
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