Friday, December 15, 2017

Kaisercraft Open Road Postcard

Kaisercraft Open Road Postcards by Alicia McNamara
The job over at the Kaisercraft Blog was to make a Postcard featuring the new Open Road collection.

Kaisercraft Open Road Postcards by Alicia McNamara

I've never made a Post Card before...this was my attempt.

Kaisercraft Open Road Postcards by Alicia McNamara

I kept it very simple.  It just happened to go perfectly with a Christmas present I have purchased for a friend.  She loves Australia ... and one day she hopes to come over and visit this amazing country of ours.  Its a passport holder/folder thingy in an Aussie design.  I borrowed it for my photos.


Kaisercraft Products: PP1034 Paper Pad | FL615 Flourish Pack - Australiana | DD468 Map of Australia | DD753 Decorative Die - Nesting Stitched Rectangle | 

Thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kaisercraft December Challenge


Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends,

I'm just popping in to share my card for the Kaisercraft December Challenge - last one for 2017!

Here are the details of the challenge:

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. Alternatively, you can post your entry directly to Kaisercraft's Facebook wall or send it directly through in a message or email sales@kaisercraft.com.au
Entries close Sunday 31st December at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, UTC +11)
You could be one of two luck winners to receive a Kaisercraft goodie pack.
Winners will be announced Friday 12th January 2018.
 

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | FL610 Flourish Pack | DD535 Decorative Die - Wreath | SB700 Rhinestones - Silver | IP727 Ink Pad - Lagoon | LDB1059 Natural Twine | Other: Silver Foil Card | White Misting Spray | Cheese Cloth |

I look forward to seeing your entry,

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Publication Layout and Cards Class


Class Information:
Saturday 9th December
Cards 11:30am $30
Layout 2pm $30
16-18 Beverley Avenue, Rochedale, Brisbane.


Hello Crafty Friends!

Have you seen the latest Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine?
Download it for free by clicking on the magazine below if you havent read it yet.

I am so honoured to say that inside this magazine, in the Wandering Ivy section there are two pages featuring my work.  On one page is this layout:

And on another page is this set of Four Cards:
I'm super excited to let you know I am teaching these projects this Saturday at The Crafty Chain in Rochedale, Brisbane.
I would LOVE you to come along!!

To join in the fun and reserve your spot contact the very beautiful and kind Alison and Shelley at The Crafty Chain on (07) 33410060.  If you have a sewing machine bring it along because in the Layout we make a "patchwork quilt" out of paper, along with your basic tool kit for our crafty day.  It is going to be lovely!

Don't forget to let me know you are coming so I can look forward to seeing you in person.

Thank you

Stay tuned for any updates on my Facebook Page here.
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Memory Keeping Questions - Island Life Layout

Kaiser Craft Memory Keeping Questions Layout by Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends,

The job over at the Kaisercraft Blog was all about Memory Keeping Questions this week.

Are you a Memory Keeper?  Do you Scrapbook to record precious moments in life?  

For me, Scrapbooking is mainly about Creative Expression.  I scrapbook for fun basically...I have to be honest the recording of everything overwhelms me.  I have done Project Life in the last six years or so...up until this year...I just never started.  So I do not claim to master the Memory Keeping thing of all the moments of every week for the whole year.  I love the idea of it, I just havent succeeded every year.  This year I think I will just make a photo book of memories with no words...just to get those pictures in a book for the boys to look through.

The side of Scrapbooking that I really love is just scrapping random pictures in a random order and just playing with pretty Kaisercraft papers and products.  I dont stress about what photos I am using or what moments I am documenting.  I just enjoy the creative process.

So when Kylie, Social Media and Promotions Coordinator at Kaisercraft, set some Memory Keeping Questions for the Blog Post they really got me thinking...
Where were you 10 Years Ago?
A quote to live by?
What was the last thing you celebrated?
What is the most important thing in your life?
What is something you are proud of?
What are you thankful/grateful for?

The Design Team was asked to choose one question and use it as inspiration for their layouts.

Funnily enough every single Design Team member chose the same question: "What are you grateful for?"...that question obviously spoke to everyone.  

Kaiser Craft Memory Keeping Questions Layout by Alicia McNamara

I loved creating this layout.  I wanted to use some journalling which I rarely do on my layouts and because of this I changed the whole way I approached the layout.  It was really refreshing for me to try something different.

Kaiser Craft Memory Keeping Questions Layout by Alicia McNamara

I love this little photo of our boys I took at Hamilton Island this year.  It was a special moment for me.  Getting to Hamilton Island was a real dream come true.  I just loved it.  I am grateful for these two gorgeous boys every single day.  And I loved how Scrapbooking this moment made me remember that.  Which got me thinking about memory keeping and how I approach it....

One day I'll come up with some sort of solution for that...but for now, maybe, while life is busy, I'll just concentrate on enjoying the moments. xxx

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 12x12 Weave Card Stock - Coconut | P2418 Swell | P2423 Sunseeker | FL612 Flourish Pack - Summertime | SS350 Sticker Sheet | IP727 Ink Pad - Lagoon | SB704 Rhinestones - Dark Blue | Other: Sparklets | Stars | Blue Misting Spray |


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Friday, November 17, 2017

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout


Are you loving the Romantique Collection as much as I am?
There are lots of lovely pastel colours in this collection, but today I picked out the more natural tones to suit my photograph.

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

This collection has a beautiful page of butterflies.  I adore butterflies and I love to use them in my projects.  They make creating so easy.  I fussy cut some from this paper and then used them in my Layout.


P2426 Primrose

Templates

I also wanted to use a new Template:


IT455 6x6 Designer Template - Fleur Damask
and one of my old favourites:


IT001 Designer Templates - Cherry Blossom

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

I filmed a Process Video of how I made the layout if you would like to take a look...


Decorative Dies

I used two Decorative Dies in my Layout:


DD547 - Circle Vines

and my trusty favourite:


DD757 Large Flourishes

I wove these dies in and out of the butterflies in my diagonal design.

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Wooden Flourishes

I painted some Wooden Flourishes with Gold paint and added them into the design.


FL613 Flourish Pack - Pretty

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Mini Paper Blooms

I also added in some Mini Paper Blooms for added texture:

F645 - Honey

F644 - Coconut

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

I hope you like the layout.  I am in love with the Romantique Collection and I had a lovely time putting together my layout.
Have you visited my You Tube channel? If you love Kaisercraft products like me you might enjoy my videos.  See them all here.

Kaisercraft Products: P2426 Primrose | P2428 Boutique | P2425 Bourdoir | FL613 Flourish Pack - Pretty | DD547 Decorative Die - Circle Vines | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | F645 Mini Paper Blooms - Honey | F644 Mini Paper Blooms - Coconut | CD110 12 x 12 Card Stock - Mocha | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard | KC050 Kaiser Colour - Metallic Gold Paint | IT455 6x6 Designer Template - Fleur Damask | IT001 Designer Templates - Cherry Blossom |
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Beach Tags with Process Video

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Tags by Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends,

The task over at the Kaisercraft Blog today was to come up with a tip to share on how to use the Summer Splash Specialty Paper and a creative project to match.


Kaisercraft Summer Splash Tags by Alicia McNamara

I decided to cut the Specialty Paper up and use it on some Beachy tags.

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Tags by Alicia McNamara

I also misted it to change the colour as well.  I felt like it needed a bit more colour to match my already bright tags.

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Tags by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Tags by Alicia McNamara

I filmed a Process Video while I made the tags so you can watch it below if you like : )



I hope you like them! Thank you for stopping by : )

Kaisercraft Products: PS505 Bubbles Die Cut | PS506 Sunkissed - Gloss | CD101 12x12 Card Stock - Coconut | CT893 Collectables | FL612 Flourish Pack - Summertime | IT004 Mini Template - Bubbly | KC044 KaiserColour - Spearmint Paint | LDB1059 Natural Twine | SB703 Rhinestones - Aqua | Other: Texture Paste | Misting Sprays | Sparklets | Cheese Cloth | Small Foam Pebbles |

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