Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kaisercraft Christmas Tags

Kaisercraft Frosted Tag by Alicia McNamara

Today over on the Kaisercraft Blog the Design Team are sharing some beautiful Christmas Tags.  My first tag is using the new "Frosted" Collection.  I love the icy blue tones in this tag.

Kaisercraft Products: P2161 Snowy | P2164 Frozen | P2168 Polar | PT225 Glitter Tape – Silver | DD535 Decorative Die – Wreath | DD725 Card Creations Die – Butterflies | DD516 Decorative Die – Vines | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | F627 Paper Blooms – Coconut | KM112 Kaiser Mist – Winter Grey | KM101 Kaiser Mists – Charcoal | Ip719 Ink – Black | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | BRB606 Organza Ribbon |
Kaisercraft Silent Night Tag by Alicia McNamara

My second tag follows the same sketch but is using the "Silent Night" Collection.  This is in the traditional reds and greens which are perfect for Christmas.

Kaisercraft Products:P2152 Family Time | P2155 Sing Carols | P2156 Trim the Tree | P2157 Dec 25th | DD318 Card Creations Die – Snowflake Card Flip | DD535 Decorative Die – Wreath | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | IP734 Ink – Cherry | KM109 Kaiser Mists – Red | PT232 Glitter Tape – Red | F664 Paper Blooms – Fire Red | SB711 Rhinestones – Red | F645 Mini Paper Blooms – Honey |

Thanks for stopping by today : )

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Introducing Billy Blake : )


On the 1st of September we welcomed the beautiful Billy Blake into our family : )  He was born at 10:54 pm, weighing 8 pound 2 ounces or 3695 grams.  He was 50 cm in length.  My labour was induced and it took a long time for anything to happen, but once it did begin, everything went smoothly and I was relieved at (and very grateful for) how much easier it was the second time around.


Nicky is a very proud big brother and has been a wonderful help to me assisting with nappy changes, sharing his bath, checking on Billy, choosing him outfits etc etc.  


These photos were taken the day after Billy was born, in the hospital.  We are super blessed to have these two gorgeous boys to look after and we really cant believe how lucky we are.  I am currently adjusting to sleep deprivation lol! So far Billy has been a very good baby, but has had a bit of wind pain.  Most of my blog posts have been scheduled for September in preparation for a little less time for blogging.  Behind the scenes I have still been crafting away while Billy sleeps so there is plenty more to come here on my blog.  Thanks for stopping by : )

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kaisercraft Traditional Christmas Featuring Silent Night


Kaisercraft Silent Night Layout by Alicia McNamara

Today I am sharing a Traditional Christmas Layout featuring the Silent Night Collection.  This is a photo of my friend's two little girls and their cousins.  I love their little Christmas outfits that they are wearing and they go perfectly with the traditional Christmas colours in this collection.

Kaisercraft Silent Night Layout by Alicia McNamara

I used the Designer Template - Ornamental and some Impasto paste mixed with red paint to create my background.  I love the red and white with the words from the template.  Then I added a few sprays of Kaisermist and some painted red snowflakes and embellishments to decorate.  I didn't use a lot of papers for this Layout.  I just used a few off cuts of strips and some collectables.

Kaisercraft Silent Night Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2152 Family Time | P2158 Wrap the Presents | P2154 Bake Gingerbread | PP1004 Paper Pad | CT863 Collectables | PT232 Glitter Tape - Red | FC211 Foil Card Stock - Ruby Red | IT915 Designer Template - Ornamental | SB795 Pearls- Red | RS416 Sparklets - Rouge | KC009 Kaisercolour - Red | KM109 Kaiser Mist - Red | FL584 Flourish Pack - Snowflakes | BRB606 Organza Ribbon - Red | DD388 Decorative Die - Poinsettia | Other: Impasto

Thanks for stopping by,
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wood Panel Christmas Tree with the Silent Night Collection

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wood Panel Tree using Silent Night Collection by Alicia McNamara

Over on the Kaisercraft Blog today we have a special Christmas Treat for you,  some beautiful and fun Beyond the Page Christmas Projects!!  Do you love to make something crafty leading up to Christmas, perhaps a decoration for your home, a gift for someone special or something fun for your Christmas Day celebrations?  Well, Anita, Rikki, Kylie and myself have some lovely Christmas Inspiration for you today using the beautiful Silent Night Collection.  


Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wood Panel Tree using Silent Night Collection by Alicia McNamara

This was my contribution, the new Wood Panel Tree.

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wood Panel Tree using Silent Night Collection by Alicia McNamara
This tree measures 53cm x 40 cm x 12cm, so it is quite a large and show-stopping piece, perfect for decorating your house this Christmas, or as a lovely Christmas gift for a friend or loved one.

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wood Panel Tree using Silent Night Collection by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wood Panel Tree using Silent Night Collection by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: SB2443 Wood Panel Tree | P2152 Family Time | P2153 Making a List | P2157 Dec 25th | P2158 Wrap the presents | P2159 Fill the Stockings | SS320 Sticker Sheet | CT863 Collectables | PT232 Glitter Tape - Red | PT213 Printed Tape - Fa La La La | GC211 Foil Card Stock - Ruby Red | GC105 Glitter Card Stock - Champagne | FC205 Foile Card Stock - Brushed Gold | DD388 Decorative Die - Poinsettia | EM434 Pearl String - Gold | DD391 Decorative Die - Mini Christmas Ornaments | FL582 Flourish Pack - Festive | FL581 Flourish Pack - Doilies | FL584 Flourish Pack - Snowflakes | KC050 Kaisercolour - Metallic Gold | F664 Paper Blooms - Fire Red | F669 Mini Paper Blooms - Fire Red | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | DD747 Circle Scribble | DD720 Decorative Die - Layered Poinsettia | BRB606 Organza Ribbon - Red | EM927 Lace - Cream | IP734 Ink - Cherry | SB795 Pearls - Red | RS416 Sparklets - Rouge | 

Thanks for stopping by,

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kaisercraft September Challenge - Mood Board

Kaisercraft Frosted September Mood Board Challenge by Alicia McNamara

Have a look at the beautiful Kaisercraft September Mood Board!!

Kaisercraft September Blog Challenge

Isn't it just beautiful? I was inspired to scrap an amazing photo my Brother-in-law took on his recent holiday with his wife to New Zealand.  The photos they came back with were incredible! But this photo was one of my favourites.

Kaisercraft Frosted September Mood Board Challenge by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2167 Icy | GC111 Glitter CardStock - Frost | FC202 Foil CardStock - Silver | GC103 Glitter CardStock - Platinum | EM435 Pearl String - Silver | CS272 Clear Stamps | CT864 Collectables | PP1005 Paper Pad | FL5681 Flourish Pack - Doilies | DD761 Decorative Die - Awesome Words | DD318 Card Creations Die - Snowflake Card Flip | DD388 Decorative Die - Poinsettia | IP726 Ink Pad - Island | F631 Paper Blooms - Sea Breeze | F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut | ST922 Clear Stickers - Happy Birthday  | CD101 12x12 Weave card Stock - Coconut | SB700 Rhinestones - Silver |

Kaisercraft Frosted September Mood Board Challenge by Alicia McNamara
Are you inspired to enter?

Create any paper craft project you like using the above Mood Board as inspiration. It may be a layout, card, journal page or anything you feel inspired to create! Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products from any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.

We’re looking forward to seeing your entries but first, some housekeeping for those who wish to play along…
  1.  Feel free to enter as many times as you like!
  2.  Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products.
  3.  You may use any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.
  4.  Link your finished project by creating a blog post on your personal blog or Facebook page, copy the link and add your name and link to the comments section at the bottom of this post.
Entries close Friday 3oth september 2016 at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)
You could be one of two luck winners to receive a Kaisercraft goodie pack.
Winners will be announced Friday 7th October.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Kaisercraft Frosted Layout with Process Video


Kaisercraft Frosted Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video
Hello, today I am sharing a Christmas Layout and Process Video I have made with the new Kaisercraft "Frosted" Collection.  This is such a pretty collection and is perfect for all of your Christmas projects!  Today I am scrapping a photo of my beautiful niece taken a few years back now.  It goes perfectly with these Winter papers.

I had a lovely time playing with templates and paint and embossing powder and stamps to create the background of this layout.  I have been loving a white background on layouts lately, and I love the white background on this layout with added touches of silver.  White really is one of my favourite colours.  It is so fresh and clean.  Please watch my Process Video showing exactly how I made this layout:


Kaisercraft Frosted Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

You may know that I am a huge fan of the Kaisercraft Decorative Dies.  In this layout I cut some of the new glitter and foil card stock using some of the lovely Kaisercraft Christmas Decorative Dies.  These dies really do make decorating a Christmas project a breeze and you can cut them in any paper or colour to suit your project.

Kaisercraft Frosted Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I used the Wreath die at the base of my photo.
DD535
DD535 - Decorative Die Wreath

Kaisercraft Frosted Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I added the Holly Die cut from Silver Foil Card Stock and embellished with some Sparklets.
DD327 Decorative Die Holly
DD327 - Decorative Die Holly

Kaisercraft Frosted Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I layered two dies, the Poinsettia leaves and a flower from the Layered Poinsettia die to create this floral cluster.
DD388
DD338 - Decorative Die Poinsettia
Poinsettia_CS2
DD720 - Decorative Die Layered Poinsettia

Kaisercraft Frosted Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I also added some lovely collectables to my layout; these gorgeous Christmas trees and little snowflakes.

Kaisercraft Frosted Layout by Alicia McNamara with Process Video

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and Process Video.

Kaisercraft Products: CD1010 12x12 Weave Card Stock - White | PP1005 Paper Pad | CT864 Collectables | CS272 Clear Stamps | IT915 Designer Template - Ornamental | KM112 Kaiser Mist - Winter Grey | KC051 Kaiser Colour - Metallic Silver | FC202 Foil Card Stock - Silver | GC103 Glitter Card Stock - Platinum | DD388 Decorative Die - Poinsettia | DD327 Decorative Die - Holly | DD535 Decorative Die - Wreath | DD720 Decorative Die - Layered Poinsettia | ST921 Clear Stickers - Seasons Greetings | SB700 Rhinestones - Silver | RS408 Sparklets - Crystal |
Other: Monte Marte Impasto | Silver Embossing Powder | Versamark Ink | 


Have a beautiful crafty day,

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