Monday, February 20, 2017

Hanami Garden Layout with Foil Specialty Paper Layout

Hanami Garden Layout by Alicia McNamara

Hello friends,

Have you seen Kaisercraft's new and beautiful collection, Hanami Garden?

The job for this Layout was to feature the PS481 Fan Pattern Gold Foil Paper.

I concentrated on making lots of layers in this Layout.

Hanami Garden Layout by Alicia McNamara

To make the white parts of the Gold Foil paper red, I simply sprayed with Red Kaiser Mist and wiped over the paper with a baby wipe.

Hanami Garden Layout by Alicia McNamara
Another photo of my beautiful cousin Kate.

Kaisercraft Products: PS482 Fan Pattern - Gold Foil | P2253 Mokuren | CT875 Collectables | KM109 Kaiser Mist - Red | KM102 Kaiser Mist - Antique Gold | FL595 Flourish Pack - Oriental | F664 Paper Blooms - Fire Red | F669 Mini Paper Blooms -Fire Red | DD168 Decorative Die - Oriental Fan | DD757 Decorative  Die - Large Flourishes | DD156 Decorative Die - Vines | GC120 Glitter Card Stock - Ruby | KC050 Metallic Gold Paint| FC211 Foil Card Stock - Ruby Red | FC205 Foild Card Stock - Brushed Gold | EM436 Pearl String - Light Gold | RS410 Sparklets - Daffodil | RS416 Sparklets - Rouge | SB795 Pearls - Red | SB711 Rhinestones - Red | Other: Red Sewing Thread |

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kaisercraft Island Escape Layout

Kaisercraft Island Escape Layout by Alicia McNamara

A new Layout I made a week or so ago now and am just getting around to blog it...the days have been busy lately...school has started back up and so has tutoring, so I am getting my head around that again.

Kaisercraft Island Escape Layout by Alicia McNamara

This Layout was featuring the new Bubbly Kaisercraft Template.  I used it with some white paint to create a bubbly ocean effect.

Kaisercraft Island Escape Layout by Alicia McNamara


Kaisercraft Products: P2245 Makai | PP1014 Paper Pad | IT004 Bubbly Mini Template | KC001 Kaisercolour Paint - White | KM111 Kaiser Mist - White | FL594 Flourish Pack - Life's a Beach | SS331 Sticker Sheet | FL575 Flourish Pack - Wedding | DD550 Decorative Die - Coral | SB700 Rhinestones - Silver | Other: Cheese Cloth | 

I am teaching my first scrapbooking class on Sunday to a group of 50 people!! So thats very exciting and also a little nerve racking! I'll have to let you know how I go : ) xxoo
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards with Video Tutorial

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sending lots of love out to you today : ) and I'm also sharing a Video Tutorial on how to make an easy Valentine's Day card using Gel Pens and a Kaisercraft Post Card Book! So if you need a Valentines Card or an "anything card", and you love to colour, this post is especially for you xx
Kaisercraft Gel Pens
Have you seen the gorgeous Kaisercraft Gel Pens? These pens can be purchased in the complete set of 48 pens and include 12 Glitter Pens, 12 Metallic Pens, 12 Neon Pens and 12 Pastel Pens.  With the Kaisercraft Gel Pens you can really achieve the colours you desire in a card.
Maybe you like lots of bright, neon colours like in this card...

Kaisercraft Indian Summer Card by Alicia McNamara

Or perhaps you prefer more of the pastel hues like in these two cards...

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

To make these three cards I used pages from three of the Kaiser Colour Post Card Books.

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book
Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book
Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

These books measure approximately 4 x 6 inches and the pages easily tear out of the book so they are perfect for the front cover of a card.
Watch my Video Tutorial below to see exactly how I make my card : )

You can see my first Colouring Video and all my other Kaisercraft Videos here.

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

How to Make the Cards

Step One: Colour your chosen image.
Step Two: Adhere your image to a base card.
Step Three: Add a ribbon or some Rhinestones if desired

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

There is no hard thinking required to make these cards.  No fussing over elements, sketches or anything that requires strenuous creativity!  Its a very simple process that consists of some relaxed colouring time and then a little bit of card stock and double-sided tape or glue to put your card together.

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Why not spread the love this Valentine's Day with a beautifully coloured card.  Or get the kids onto it, they will be entertained for a couple of hours!

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Be sure to let me know here if you make a card like this, or just complete some colouring.  I would love to see your work.
Happy Valentine's Day,

Kaisercraft Products: CL101 Gel Pens Pack 24 | CL104 Gel Pens Pack 48 | CL593 Postcard Book - Words to Inspire | CL592 Postcard Book - Mystic Treasures | CL591 Postcard Book - Indian Summer | CL590 Post Card Book - Free Spirit | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB709 Rhinestones - Yellow | SB702 Rhinestones - Hot Pink |

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Kaisercraft February Challenge

Calling all cardmakers, it's time for our February Blog Challenge! Create a card using the below image and colour palette as inspiration.

This gorgeous tropical Birds of Paradise design is from our February release collection; Island Escape. Featuring dreamy blues and muted pinks, this collection will have you wanting to sink your toes in the sand as you let the summer sunshine wash over you!

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 on the Kaisercraft Blog. Alternatively, you can post your entry directly to our Facebook wall or send it directly through in a message.
Entries close Tuesday 28th 2017 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 3rd March 2017.
Take a look at our wonderful Design Team’s projects based on this months sketch for inspiration!

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This was my attempt : ) A very bright..beachy card!  I have to be honest, I found it a tricky challenge!

Kaisercraft Island Escape Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Island Escape Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Materials: PP1014 Paper Pad | SS331 Sticker Sheet | CT874 Collectables | P2247 Ohana | FL594 Flourish Pack - Life's a Beach | KM111 Kaiser Mist - White | IP727 Ink Pad - Lagoon | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | CL101 Kaisercolour Gel Pens | F629 Paper Blooms - Buttercream | GC108 Glitter Card Stock - Pistachio | GC110 Glitter Card Stock - Lagoon | GC118 Glitter Card Stock - Candy | SB705 Rhinestones - Lilac | Other: Cheese Cloth |

I hope you get a chance to enter!
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kaisercraft Publications - P.S I Love You Layouts


Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Publication by Alicia McNamara

Hello friends,
Just popping on today to share two Publications from the Kaisercraft December 2016 Workshop Magazine.  This first Layout was actually really fast to make and came together easily, always a nice change.  It is a photo of my brother and his wife on their wedding day.  Yes, it did rain!! But their photographer still managed to take some amazing photographs.  This one is probably my favourite.  

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Publication by Alicia McNamara
This P.S I Love You Collection is a real favourite of mine.  I love the Collectables in this collection, they are so easy to use.  Full instructions to make this Layout can be seen here on the Kaisercraft Website.
Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Publication by Alicia McNamara

This second Layout was featured in the Kaisercraft December Workshop Magazine too, but this layout was also featured on the front page of the Kaisercraft Website for the month of December.  Such a huge honour! This is the first time I have ever had a Layout featured on the website in this Prime Position so it was very exciting for me.  Full instructions to make this Layout can be seen here on the Kaisercraft website.

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Publication by Alicia McNamara

This photo is Ben and I on our wedding day and both photos on these two layouts are taken in my parents' tree-lined drive way.  Its the perfect spot for wedding photos.  The trees ("Kurrajongs")were planted by my great-grandfather and grandfather and are grown from seed pods.  They line all the fences on the farm.  In the dry times the branches are lopped and fed to stock. 

The Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine is free to download and can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams Layout

Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara
Hello!
Today I'm sharing a Layout made with the new Ubud Dreams Collection by Kaisercraft.  If you didn't know Ubud is a city in Bali and this collection of papers is inspired by all things Balinese.  My cousin happens to live in Ubud and this photograph is her pathway to yoga class.  Isn't it divine!

Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara

I had a lovely time making this layout.  It's one of my favourites.  I love the colours in this collection of papers.  I used a mixture of Kaiser Mists and Paint to create the background, and I painted the flowers and wooden flourishes so they all tied into the colour scheme.

Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2233 Sekar | PS477 Mandala – Gloss | CT873 Collectables | SS330 Sticker Sheet | PP1913 Paper Pad | FL593 Flourish Pack – Feathers | DD787 Decorative Die – Mandela | RS402 Rhinestones – Island Lagoon | RS418 Sparklets – Sea Breeze | RS419 Sparklets – Fern | KM106 Kaiser Mist – Denim | KM116 Kaiser Mist – Aqua | KM105 Turquoise | KM104 Kaisermist – Lime Green | KC001 Kaiser Colour Paint |

Thanks for stopping by : )
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