Friday 29 April 2016

Shop and Crop Bonus Layout #3

Good morning how are you all going? Its been another week and nothing like trying to get the kids back in the swing of it all for another term..... well we survived so thats a win isnt it? 

I am sharing another layout and the final bonus layout for the Shop and Crop Kaisercraft Kit Subscription and how good is it? The total five layouts out of the kit and to be honest there is still enough leftovers for a couple of cards or tags..... Great value !!!!

# 49 /365

To start off I cut up the flower and leaf boarder stickers to make them separate to stat my semi circle.  Once you have done that, your ready to go and start adding foam mount to make layers. 

******* A handy hint is to grab a doily and use that as your form for your circle this allows you to go over and under it and add more dimension.

The green leave pattern is on the back of the journal sheet so just fussy cut them to add another fuller layer to your semi circle.

Dont have a lot of pattern paper left? these are just inch strips to make a boarder (White wood grain and the teal wood grain), and by adding some stitching with your sewing machine it will help stitch any loose corners down.

When using the sticker words dont stick them down the whole way, when you add your glossy accents it will naturally curl when it starts drying, giving you some more layers without a lot of effort.

Till next time I hope you have a creative day.


Tuesday 26 April 2016


Hi how are you all this evening? I know, I dont normally post in the evening but I couldnt help myself, I am so excited beyond belief to be sharing with you I am participating in  Round 2 of the Kaisercraft DT Applications. 

I can tell you that for the last couple of weeks I have been going through a gaunlet of emotions, varying from pure excitement, giddiness and then somewhere between feeling intimidated, not worthy and petrified. But I can tell you I have come out of the other side of the roller coaster and I am beyond proud of my work and to say if I was lucky enough to join the team honoured wont even touch what I would be feeling. 

So wish me luck and good luck to the other 24 participants I am humbled to be sharing this experience with you all.

Now onto the fun stuff!!! To complete round 2 we have been given the stunning new Boho Dreams range, to complete one project. Now to say its stunning doesn't seem to do it justice ( to be honest I spent the first few days walking past it patting it and dreaming of all the things I could do with it). 

So after 100 ideas, I managed to narrow it down to one piece that I couldn't just go past, it was the inspiration to my layout. Whats not inspiring about that dream catcher?  

P2112 Daydreamer

Kaisercraft Products:
P2112 - Daydreamer
P2107- Feathers
P2111 - Wanderer
P2113 - Bohemian
SS315 - Boho Dreams Sticker Sheet
CT858 - Collectables
CB153 - Corrugated Sheets
F630 - Paper Blooms Iceberg
KM106 - Denim
KM107 - Peach
KM111- White

Enamel Dots
White Cardstock
Foam mount

What was my inspiration?

When I get my hands on a range, one of the first things I look for is something to fussy cut. I know I can hear the groans from here but I need you to believe me it is worth the effort to fussy cut, and it can be a great way to bring on mojo especially when you dont have any. I love to look at it like a puzzle that I get to piece together and create something that is unique. I usually am doing it in front of the television, I am not one for idle hands so fussy cutting is my zen out time. 

I started by removing the dream catcher from P2112 - Daydreamer. If your a beginner cut around the dream catcher and your ready to go......

For those who are feeling confident, trust me when  I say I did a really rough cut and didn't worry about getting into the feathers, as its best to keep it as a larger sheet especially if you are choosing to get into the details if your an intermediate scrapper.

Now because I love the detail in the dream catcher I started the process of cutting out details that I wanted to highlight, you at this time can do as much or as little as you like, a nice sharp scalpel will be your best friend. Also another thing to consider at this time is making sure your able to add foam mount. Repeat this step on some of the details on the feathers.  To create the holes I used my eyelet setter hole punch (small) which was an easy way to create the wholes.

The next step for both beginner and intermediate scrapper is to add your foam mount be very generous with this stage as you dont want it to collapse when you start adding your layers.  Now we move onto the background layer.....

I am not one for measurements to be honest, I picked the beautiful coral as my backing sheet from P2111 - Wanderer, trimmed it to leave me about an inch boarder around my white cardstock layer, the little cross boarders are from the bottom bar code strip, so dont throw any of them out.  Also I added 1/3 inch of the P2113 - Bohemian Wood grain along the side of the stitching to introduce another colour.

Now onto some more fussy cutting using the P2107- Feathers you will need at least three rows of the feathers to add into your dream catcher. Once you have cut them use foam mount and add feathers into the larger feathers on the Dream catcher. 

Once your happy with your feather clusters its time to get messy, using your KM106 - Denim
KM107 - Peach Kaisermist. 

To do this step mist your feathers lightly with some water and use a paint brush to paint your mist on, mop up the extra mist and water with a paper towel and leave it to dry naturally. Alternate your feather colours throughout the clusters. When your finished tap the extra mist all over layout to help tie in your background sheet to your dream catcher.

While your waiting for your Kaisermist to dry ( which wont take long at all) select at least three F630 - Paper Blooms Iceberg and mist them with KM111- White.

The flowers will need some time to dry, while this is happening its time to construct the rest of the layout, mount your photo onto some CB153 - Corrugated Sheets to add height between your dream catcher and your photo.

Repeat this step with your  CT858 - Collectables  so you can add them into a cluster with your flowers, once they are dry.

The next step is optional, but I love how the sewing stitches tie all your layers together, and its easy to do with your sewing machine. 

Then to finish off your background flick some of the Kaisermist KM111- White all over your layout and dream catcher. 

Once you are happy with that grab your SS315 - Boho Dreams Sticker Sheet and pick your title, I also cut up the arrow board strip to add arrows throughout my embellishment clusters. 

And there you have it your competed layout....

And there it is my entry to Kaisercraft 2016/17 Design Team ,  I hope you are inspired to grab this NEW Boho Dreams papers from your local scrap store. 

Thank you for stopping by and wishing me luck, till next time have a creative day.


Saturday 23 April 2016

Kraft +

Good morning, how are you all? School holidays are nearly over :(  I can believe how fast the time has gone , seriously I am not ready to do the grown up thing, with school runs, homework, consistent bed times!!! Please say I am not alone?  So while I live in denial a little longer....... Here is my entry for this months Kraft +

Follow your heart & dream
Maggie Holmes Shine pp, Cocoa Vanilla Studios pp, ephemera, minialphas, wood veneer and enamel dots,
Nini Dies, Scrapmatts Chipboard - CB6113 Scrap Words 32,CB5140 String Circles 04Rainbow Splendour Wood Venner Crosses.


Till next time, have a creative day.


Friday 22 April 2016

Kaisercraft Kit - Shop and Crop bonus layout #2

Good morning how are you all going ? Last week of holidays to go, and I am sad about it, I love the fact that we dont have to do the mad dash around but on the flip side, it means that my trip to QLD is getting closer ( will fill you in later about this exciting trip), but for now I am here to share another bonus layout from the Shop and Crop Kaisercraft April Kit  and all I had to add this time was a doily and your all set to go......


Ever wonder what to do with your stickers? Why not use them to make a background for your layout.... its so easy to do!!!

I cant go past a little fussy cutting, especially with this pattern, add foam mount and you have an instant boarder, ready to add a diecut from the collectible pack and a sticker. To add a little interest, grab your glossy accent and cover your smaller sticker.

Dont forget to use some glossy accents on the title, how awesome are these diecuts from the Kasiercraft Collectible pack?

Remember last week I asked you to keep your left over board strips? The ones on the bottom of your page that we all cut off..... you need this to fill in your gaps from in between your word stickers and board stickers. 

 ***** Please keep your flower and leaf boarder stickers as you will need them for bonus layout #3 next week.

Hope you like this bonus layout, using your leftovers, till next week when I share the last of the bonus layouts, have a creative day.


Wednesday 20 April 2016


Good morning,  can you believe how quickly the month has flown by? I am here with a new layout today and doing what I love to do which is layering Scrapmatts Chipboard with a bit of fussy cutting thrown in there for good measure.

October Afternoon  Girl Talk, Maggie Holmes Flea Market, 
Amy Tangerine Epoxy and enamel hearts.


CB6113 Scrap Words 32 only come in black, I felt that it was too heavy for the layout, this is an easy problem to solve, grab some spray paint and lightly dust the chipboard, if you go too heavy you will lose the details in the words. 

You know I cant go past my CB1229 Chains 02 perfect for boy and girl layouts.

CB5113 Heart Frames 10

CB6113 Scrap Words 32

And now some highlights from the last month...... which I share over at the Scrapmatt Ning site.....

CB6106 Assorted Words 24

CB5138 String Circles 02

CB6110 Ornate Frames

Have you joined? If not why dont you come and join us for plenty of inspiration from the team and the community.... why dont you share what you have done with your stash of Scrapmatt chipboard, I know that we would love to see what you have created.

Till next time, have a creative day.