'Christmas 2017' - cards

#happy holidays #christmas #2017

Hey everyone so here are a few Christmas cards I made this year. I'm probably a little late to post these but I thought I'd post them before the new year came around!

Card 1 - Stamping, embossing & mists
I used white weave cardstock to create 4 x 5.5 inch notecard for the base of the card. Then I cut some water colour paper to 4 x 5.5 inches and temporarily adhered it to my silicon cutting mat.

I stamped some snowflakes and a Christmas sentiment using versamark ink. Then I added some white embossing powder and heat set the powder. Once it had dried I use some blue and grey shimmer mists mixed with some water to create the background. I started with the lightest shade, dried it with a heat gun and then added the next colour. I made sure to add the darkest shades of blue around the snowflakes and sentiment so they would stand out.

Materials used: Cardstock - white | Watercolour paper | Clear stamps - Frosted, Mint Wishes (KC) | Mists - aqua, …

'Countdown to Christmas' - frame

#mint wishes #christmas #countdown

Hey everyone, so I haven't posted for the past few months, but uni exams are over so it's time to craft! Okay, so Kaisercraft came out with this gorgeous Christmas collection, ‘Mint wishes’ and it’s probably my favourite Christmas collection of all time! Yes, it’s not very representative of an Australian Christmas, but it is gorgeous, so I decided to create a Christmas countdown with it!

I’ve had one of those wooden frames for a while (bought it from Spotlight a long time ago...) and I didn’t know what to do with it until this collection came out, typically it's used for photo frames, but I decided to use it for this Christmas countdown.

First I printed off some squares (6.5 x 6.5 cm) with numbers ranging from 1 to 24.  I cut out these squares using a square stitch die. Using some patterned paper I cut another square (same size as the numbered squares) and added a collectable that had the December month and a 'Merry Christmas' mes…

'Life is beautiful in focus' - layout

#lilac #kaisercraft #scrapbook layout

So, it has been a while since I last posted, but I hope to post a few projects before the end of the month. I had a few photos lying around so I thought I'd make a scrapbook layout. Kaisercraft's 'Lilac Whispers' collection is just gorgeous and I thought it was perfect to use for photos I had.

I only used a few materials for this layout to keep it simple and not overpower the soft and delicate colours. I splatted a mix of purple, blue and grey mists diagonally across the background of the layout. I used some of the leftover mist mixture to paint the edges of some of the collectables to help make them stand out a little more. To add some dimension to the layout I added some foam tape behind the smaller photo and behind the leaves.

I thought it would be interesting to create a layout with two of the same photo, except with one photo in focus and the other blurred. I think it brings some interest to the layout and helps convey the the…

'Your birthday is especially sweet' - card

#birthday #sweet #high tea #kaisercraft

Hey everyone! I have been wanting to make a project with Kaisercraft's high tea collection but I struggled to think of a design until *BAM* sudden inspiration! XD

I got a bunch of Kaisercraft stuff from a friend for my birthday (my friend's know my crafty obsession all too well...) including some gorgeous kraft lace! I just had to use it as soon as I could! I also got the 'High Tea' papers and collectables in the goodie pack I won for my entry for Kaisercraft's April Blog Challenge!

I used a 6 x 4.25 inch Kraft notecard for the base. The strips of patterned paper are 7/8 inch x 2 3/4 inch, I picked the papers and arranged them so that there was a balance of colour on the card front. The sentiment was also from the paper pad; I decided to make it stand out more by adding a strip of white cardstock behind it to create a thin white border around the sentiment. To add some interest I adhered a piece of lace using some double side…

'A wheel of compliments' - card

#kaisercraft #challenge #daydreamer #circles

Hey everyone! So it has been very hard to not procraftinate whilst studying for my exams, but since they are over I can now create guilt free! Kaisercraft's June blog challenge is circles, so I took the challenge quite literally and made a circle card, but with a little spin to it...

I saw the stamp set from Kaisercraft's 'Daydreamer' collection and I just had to have it! Nothing like doing some craft shopping to celebrate the end of exams! Also got the paper pad as well just because I couldn't resist! :)
To make this spinning card you need two wheels, one with an opening (I will refer to this as the 'top wheel') and a wheel with all the sentiments (I will refer to this as the base wheel). I used three sheets of patterned paper from the pad, two of which were the same pattern and then I cut them down to circles with a diameter of 6 1/2 inches (used a compass to draw the circles). I also used a white piece of card…