Friday, 21 October 2016

Ooh la la - a horse layout

Sharing a lovely layout using Kasiercrafts Ooh La La Collection.

Have a great week



Everyday Card

This is what I call one of my ‘Everyday Cards’. It is a simpe sketch that I use regularly, I really like the texture of the torn and rolled layers of paper!

You may have noticed I have not put a sentiment on this one. I often leave the sentiment off until I am ready to send my card; this enables me to select just the right saying!
This card will be filed in my card stash box under my ‘feminine’ heading, ready and waiting until it is needed!
Tip: to get a nice white non iridescent spray, simply add some white Kaiser Paint to a spray bottle and shake!

Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Ooh La La’ Collection – PP1007 6 1/2″ Paper Pad | CT866 Collectables | Decorative Die DD522 Berry Vine |F627 Paper Blooms Coconut |F622 Paper Blooms Coral | EM995 Assorted Paper Leaves | Fl587  Flourish Pack ‘Little Words’ |KC001 Kaiser Paint white | T329 Spray Bottles |Wooden Flourishes Butterfly.
Other Products Used: Cheesecloth
Until next time

10 Quick Christmas Cards

Ten Christmas ‘Quickies’

With Christmas just around the corner, I have ten beautiful ‘quickie’ Christmas cards that you can make in a few hours!
They are super easy and super fast, and …… I think they look great!
I have included a couple of ‘Quickie’ videos to help you along the way!
So let’s get started!
Ho, ho, ho!!

 Step 1  – Gather your Supplies

PP1006 – ‘Glisten’ Paper Pad
CT865 ‘Glisten’ Collectables
CD511 Card Pack – C6 White
T314 Double Sided Tape 6mm
T303 Foam Tape
Paper Trimmer
T316 – Precision Craft Scissors
T319 – Kaisercraft Cutting Mat
FL583 Wooden Flourishes ‘Joy’
CD650 Smooth white cardstock
1 sheet
Gold and silver calligraphy markers.
Gold Ribbon

Step 2 – Gather Sustenance!


Chocolate – any brand will do, it is all SO yummy! This will give you energy and keep you happy!

A glass of wine! After all we need to keep our body hydrated when exercising our ‘crafty’ minds.

Or if you prefer…
a nice cup of tea, the caffeine will keep you going!

 Step 3 – Time to Play!!

Card 1 – Merry & Bright



  1. Find background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall.
  2. Edge with a silver marker and attach with tape to your white card front.
  3. Place and attach the ‘Merry & Bright’ sentiment and two gorgeous gold foil deer from the collectables pack.

Card 2. Celebrate the Magic of Christmas



  1. Find background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall.
  2. Edge with a gold marker and attach with tape to your white card front.
  3. Cut the centre strip from the paper pad (find the glorious striped paper!). It should measure 10cm wide x approx 1.5cm tall. Attach to card front so the bottom of the strip is approx. 5cm up from the bottom of the white card.
  4. Edge the three baubles and black sentiment (found in the collectables pack) with gold marker. Attach with foam tape.
  5. Attach strips of ribbon with above baubles.
  6. Tie and attach little gold ribbons with crafts glue.

Card 3. Merry Christmas



  1. Find background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall.
  2. Edge with a silver marker and attach with tape to your white card front.
  3. Select snowflakes from collectables, cutting some, attach to card front with craft glue.
  4. Finish with black sentiment from collectables.

Card 4. Joy, Peace, Love



  1. Find background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall.
  2. Edge with a silver marker and attach with tape to your white card front.
  3. Find silver background mat and cut 8.5cm wide x 13cm tall and edge with silver marker. Roll top right corner (I use a skewer), attaching a scrap of paper behind so you see a pretty paper and not just a white back!. Attach to card front.
  4. From silver bauble paper cut a candle base 3cm wide x 10cm tall. Edge in silver and attach to card front.
  5. From music paper cut  a candle base  2.5cm wide by 8cm tall. Edge in silver and attach to card front.
  6. From silver cross paper cut a candle base 2.5cm wide x 6cm tall. Edge in silver and attach.
  7. Freehand cut yellow flames from paper in paper pad, edge in silver and attach.
  8. Finish by attaching circle sentiment on foam tape and ‘Merry Christmas sentiment with tape. These will be found in the collectables.

Card 5. ‘Joy’



  1. Find music background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall. Edge with a gold marker and attach with tape to your white card front.
  2. Cut striped paper 10cm wide x 5cm tall. Attach on top of music paper on bottom of card.
  3. Attach a strip of ribbon across the join.
  4. Cut gold star paper 6.5cm wide x 9.5cm tall. ‘Flag’ the bottom, edge in gold and attach.
  5. Attach sentiment (from collectables) with foam tape.
  6. Tie and attach a gold bow with craft glue.
  7. Finish card by attaching that gorgeous gold foil ‘joy’ sentiment from collectables.

Woo Hoo 

Half way through, time for more sustanance!!

I love jelly babies!!!
What will you have?
Make sure your fingers are clean, and lets get going. Christmas is coming!!
Hmmm…..maybe we will watch a little video


Card 6. Merry & Bright



  1. Find background paper and cover the whole of the card front. Edge with Gold marker.
  2. Cut gold/star paper 9.5cm wide x 14.5cm tall. Edge with gold marker and attach with double sided tape.
  3. Make and attach Christmas trees as detailed on video.
  4. Pop out sentiment from back of paper pad. Edge in gold marker and attach by applying craft glue to the ends. Attach so the middle is slighly cruved, hold in place until dry.
  5. Finish card by attaching gold star from ‘Joy’ Flourishes and some other little stars from your stash.

Card 7. ‘Shine with Joy’



  1. Find background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall.
  2. Edge with a gold marker and attach with tape to your white card front, rolling the top right hand corner and slipping a scrap of card behind.
  3. Cut some stripe paper 10cm wide x 2cm tall. Edge with gold marker and attach to bottom of paper on card front. Attach some ribbon across the join.
  4. Attach circle elements and ‘Shine’ sentiment (from collectables) with foam tape.
  5. Finish card by tying and attaching small gold bows.

Card 8. ‘Wishing You a Merry Christmas’

  1. Find background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall.
  2. Edge with a silver marker and attach with tape to your white card front.
  3. Pop out the scallop border from your paper pad and attach to the center of the card, cutting and overlapping to get the result in the picture.
  4. Attach gold ribbon on top of scallop border.
  5. Attach snowflake (from collectables).
  6. Finish card by edging sentiment circle ( from collectables) in silver and attaching with foam tape.

Card 9. Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine



  1. Find the beautiful gold glitter dot background paper in paper pad. Cut to 10cm wide x 15cm tall.
  2. Edge with a gold marker and attach with tape to your white card front.
  3. Pop out the gold bauble border from the back of the paper pad, edge with gold marker and attach.
  4. Edge ‘Sparkle & Shimmer’ element from collectables with gold marker and attach to a matt of gold bauble paper cut to just under 6cm square. Edge in gold. Attach to card front with foam tape.
  5. Finish card by attaching stars (from collectables –  some have been cut in half).


Time for a little break. Sit back and enjoy this little technique, it is used on the final card!
Card 10. ‘The Best Gift’


  1. Cut a 10cm x 15cm piece of smooth white cardstock.
  2. Watch the video and create a “Herringbone ” background and attach it to your C6 white card base.
  3. Finish card by attaching sentiment and gold deer from collectables.

Oh my goodness,
I hope you have had as much fun as I have!!
Let me know how you go!
Until next time

Friday, 23 September 2016

Christmas Cheer

I have enjoyed playing with some of the new release dies this month, they can add so much to a layout!

With the ‘Holly Circle’ die,  I sprayed my die cut and sprinkled on some glitter, fixing it with a fixative spray so the glitter stayed on the page and not me!
I have used the Poinsettia die soooooooooo much!!! I love to curl the petals back with a skewer and layer them with foam tape atop each other, three layers looks fab! I love to glitter these too – after all, it’s Christmassy! Did you know you can cut two poinsettias at a time and don’t forget to use Kaisercrafts Die Release paper, (T322). Place this between the die and the paper when cutting and the paper will release easily!
The third die I used is a real favourite, (Mini Christmas Foliage). I love that I can get nine little festive branches and leaves and three little dots in just one pass. The little dots were perfect for the centre of the Poinsettias!

Kasiercraft Products used: Frosted Collection: PS464 Blizzard | P2163 Chilly | P2164 Frozen |P2166 Arctic | P2160 Wintery | P2163 Chilly |CT864 Collectables | SS321 Sticker Sheet | FC202 Foil Cardstock Silver | DD392 Decorative Die Mini Christmas Foliage | DD388 Decorative Die Poinsettia | DD566 Decorative Die Holly Circle | T322 Die Release Paper | T302 Foam Dots.
Other Product Used: Clear Glitter.
Thanks for popping by

Silent Night

A very traditional and colourful page using Kasiercrafts Silent Night Collection.

Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Silent Night Collection’ – P2154 Bake Gingerbread | P2158 Wrap the Present |P2152 Family Time | P2159 Fill the Stocking | SS320 Sticker Sheet | CT863 Collectables | GC105 Glitter Cardstock Champagne | DD388 Decorative Die Poinsettia | DD160 Decorative Die Holly Branch | DD 777 Decorative Die Christmas Word Pack |  Foil Cardstock Gold |  T302 Foam Dots.
Thanks for dropping by

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi papercrafters!
I have been getting very festive and my Christmas cards are in full swing.
Just loving the ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Frosted’ collections this month!
Today I thought I would share my ‘Christmas Spirit Box’ with you –  well, that’s what mine will be, I will tell you all about it in my video!
It’s what I call a triple drop down (or explosion) box and in the center is a grand Christmas Tree, just like you would find in a busy city center at Christmas.
I wanted to share how I created this little beauty so again, I have made a video which will take you through its creation so you can play too. Check out the video on my  video page on this blog, (see above).
Kaisercraft Products Used: CD156 Blue Haze Kaiser Card (4 sheets) | PK543 Paper Pack ‘Frosted’  | PS464 Blizzard Speciality Paper |  CT864 Frosted Collectables | F630 Paper Blooms Iceberg  | F627 Paper Blooms Coconut | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg | F644 Mini Paper Blooms Coconut | FL583 Wooden Flourishes Pack ‘Joy’ | Decorative Die Mini Christmas Foliage  | KC001 Kaiser Colour Paint White| FC202 Foil Cardstock Silver.
Other Products Used: Glitter | Jingle Bells | Cheesecloth | Star | Pompom Ribbon | Kindy Glitz | White Organza Ribbon | Branch and Fence punch.
I hope you find time to have a go at making this precious little box.
Thank you for dropping by.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Twist & Pop Card

Twist & Pop this Christmas 

August 23, 2016
Hi  papercrafters
This month I have a FABULOUS card tutorial to share with you, I am really excited about this one! I have been having so much fun with ‘Christmas Wishes’ – a stunning contemporary Christmas Collection. It is just perfect for this card! 
It is  not a difficult card to make if you follow my video tutorial, after all you stop and start and work at your own pace.
I promise that you will amaze your family and friends. I love this card!
In the video I show you how to make the card base and then speed things up as I decorate it, showing you some tips and tricks along the way! 

Twist and Pop Card

The front…..
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The inside that twists and pops!
The video that shows you how YOU can make this special card!

Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Christmas Wishes’ Collection; PP1003 Paper Pad | CT862 Collectables | P2144 pink Poinsettia |  GC107 Golden | DD388 Decorative Die Poinsettia | DD935 Die & Stamp Set Flourish Baubles | SB701 Rhinestones soft pink | T325 Glue Runner | T327 Embossing Tool | T328 Paper Creaser | T330 Die Release Tool |
Other products used: Velcro Paper Dot | Gold Embossing Powder | Glitter | Spray Adhesive | Fixative Spray | Sparkle Mist | Embossing ink pad | Kindy Glitz.
 I do hope you have a go and give someone a special surprise this Christmas …… if you do, have fun and let me know how you go!!