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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Gorgeous project...

Hi, it's Jen again :)  I saw this project in the Kaisercraft free workshop magazine, June edition and knew I had to make it. (If you haven't seen the mags, pop into the shop and pick one up as they are loaded with inspiration!)  I love making handmade gifts for people and  these BTP projects are so simple. I made this for a girlfriend for a wedding shower/hens night, I loved the verse on the inside.

1. First step is to sand all edges and add a coat or two of paint. I used kaiser "mud puddle". It  doesn't matter how messy you paint it as all you will see are the edges, so don't be too fussy here, as you can see I haven't :) Another tip for messy work areas is to lay butchers paper down on the table and then it doesn't matter about ruining your work surface and you can get as messy as you like :)

2. Cover the project in your fave piece of paper. I have used a piece from the Velvet Ensemble collection called "Costume". Cut out the middle and lightly sand all edges.

 3. Don't forget to pay attention to the back, if you are going to do a great job on the front, why not make the back look good too, especially if it  is for a gift for someone else.

3. Attach some Blooms. I have used a mix of kaiser blooms from a few different colour collections. I just loved the splash of colour on this very neutral  frame.  To make sure they really were stuck down I used some Glossy Accents. Glossy accents works great as a glue as it dries clear and once something is stuck, it will not move and it is not messy to use!

4. The project is finished. A shot of the back looking pretty :)

5. The verse in the middle was originally  a rub on from the dream collection but Marijke had sold out and a new order was on it's way in, but I needed it NOW! So I got my computer smart daughter to make a replica for me using word, and I think it looks awesome!

So that's the finished project, I love it! It took me about 2 hours from start to finish with time allowing the glue and paint to dry, answering the phone, attending to the families needs etc. We don't always have large blocks of time for craft, so you just have to fit it in where you can!

All materials for this can be found in store or can be ordered.
Have fun!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Diamond Dust and Alcohol Inks

Diamonds are a girls best friend....and that is proving to be true for me and my relationship with Diamond Dust! I have been using plenty of it and love the added effect it gives to layouts and BTP projects. I have just come across a you tube video showing how to colour using alcohol inks. Imagine the posibilites......

We now have Diamond Dust in store. It costs $5.25 for 85 gr (that's a  lot of diamond dust!). Postage to outside of Geraldton would be $5.60 due to the jar unless you would like me to pour it into a zip lock bag and then it would only be $1 postage. You can then store it in any jar you have at home.

Have you made anything with Diamond Dust?

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Cock a Doodle Do - November Kaisercraft Release

Good Evening Everyone!

The November Releases are due in store any day now, and I thought I'd share what we have made in store with some of these products. On Thursday I'll show you what we have made with  Madame Boutique.
What do you think of this range?

Cards made by Jenny

Tissue Box cover made by Jenny
Just love the photo Amber used on this layout. That expression is priceless!

Amber created this banner for her son's bedroom.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Kaiser November Releases

Another month brings another 2 great new collections from Kaisercraft.
There is the cute Cock-a-doodle-doo and at the complete opposite side of the scale Madame Boutique.

Amber, Jenny and I have been busy creating some layouts and projects using these which we will share with you this week.

The collections are due in store later this week.


I'm a little Tea Pot

Hi, It's Jen here.  Have you ever heard people talk about  BTP and wondered what they were talking about? The letters stand for "beyond the page"  A lot of people think Scrapbooking shops only deal with  papers and you only make page layouts, but there is so much more!
Kaiser have great craft projects, big and small that really take you beyond the page, and they are so much fun. My daughter and I love to do craft, any kind, we don't care , as long as our hands are busy, we are happy. So over the next few weeks I thought I would share a few projects we have made together. I hope they inspire you to try something you may not have tried before, to be creative and give it a go. I have made gorgeous presents for friends, decorations for my home, albums for photos etc. Just when I think I have done enough, Kaiser bring out some more! Marijke has dozens of different projects in store. Have you seen the beautiful Bird cage she made? I must try one of them next :)
But firstly, I thought I would share this  cute little tea cup photo album. I decorated this one with the kaisercraft Lilac Avenue collection. It would be perfect for displaying photos from a kitchen tea party, afternoon tea with Grandma, or  a nice get together with friends, enjoying a cuppa together.
1.This is how the project starts.

2.Sand all sides

3.Paint around the edges and then cover with pretty paper

4. Dress it up a bit, add some bling and it is finished

5. Give it away and watch a big smile appear on someones face :)