Monday, May 31, 2010

In Love with Le Chateau

Hi scrappers

I had some fun on the weekend playing with the brand new Kaiser range Le Chateau. As soon as I laid my eyes on it I fell in love with the soft colours and birdcage images. It is so beautiful and there are some really gorgeous Wooden Flourishes that co-ordinate so well.

I used a Kaiser Sketch for this layout (check out the free Workshop Magazines for their sketches) and this is what I came up with....

....Aren't those colours just lovely? I wanted to keep the wood frame and the bird on a branch quite light in colour so all I did was apply Crackle Accents directly onto the raw wood. Once it was dry, I then rubbed in some Black Soot Distress Ink with a sponge and then buffed it just with some tissues.

The photos are of Hayley and Brenton in our hayshed.

Why not pay Simone and the girls a visit and check out this range for yourself. Be quick though because I've got a feeling this one is going to sell out fast!!

Thanks for stopping by the blog and happy scrappin'. Remember we love your comments and feedback.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Website Issue

Hi everyone we have had the website hacked and for security reasons to protect yours and our safety, I have made the decision to remove the shopping cart for now until the problem is resolved, you can still call us and we will post out an order for you and take payment over the phone, but unfortunatly the shopping cart will not be available until further notice. 
Thanks for your understanding.

Friday, May 28, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 11

Hi everyone

Here is today's little ATC featuring the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature Frame...

...I found a beautiful image of a fob watch on a Heartwarming Vintage sheet which gave me the idea to do an Alice In Wonderland theme ATC with a stamped image of the white rabbit. I used a Kaiser stamp applied to transparency for the large clock and the smaller one which was stamped onto cardstock. I rubbed Antique Linen Distress Ink into the cardstock clock face and then applied Crackle Accents to it as well as the vintage fob watch image. The Miniature Frame was sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmermist and Crackle Accents applied to that as well. Then it was simply a matter of assembling all the pieces once they were dry.

Hope you like it! That concludes my Days of ATCs but I will be back soon with some more projects. More ATCs, a card, a layout....not sure what yet!! Will just go with the flow! LOL


Thursday, May 27, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 10

Hey there.

Hope everyone is having a great day. I have had the kids home from Kindy this week due to the sniffles. Hayley seems worse today so a doctor's trip may be on the cards for tomorrow...not that they ever really help!! So I am tearing my hair out this week and crying out for a bit of alone time!! LOL

Anyway, in between all the wiping noses and squabbling and tending to their every need I actually managed to get an ATC done!!! This one features the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniatures Frame.....

...I have used my favourite Heartwarming Vintage sheet for this ATC and cut out the grumpy little girl, the party hat and the Party Pooper quote. I created wings by applying a Kaiser butterfly stamp onto transparency and then cutting out the individual wings. On the 'rough' side of the transparency I applied some Rock Candy Distress Stickles to give the wings some sparkle (difficult to see in the photo). The little party hat got a coat of the Stickles too.

As for the frame, that was simply given a single coat of Tattered Leather Glimmermist. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking and I'll be back tomorrow with a bit of an Alice In Wonderland theme.


If you missed out on your E-mail here it is :)

Hi everyone!

I Hope this email finds you all happy and scraptastic! (sorry coulnd't resist a cheesy pun!)   It's been a while since I last updated you all, but that's because we have been sooooo busy unpacking all the new stock we have and making room for it all, as well as planning for lots of new classes ! YIPPEE

So without any further delay I will get into it.... WARNING THIS EMAIL MAY BE LONG BUT ITS PACKED WITH INFO! :)

Stock arrivals:

Vast amount but here are some to get u started:

  • June release Kaisercraft  Le Chateau & Konstrukt   is here and on shelves inc the June FREE magazine
  • Do Crafts Creativity Magazine & Products are in transit and scheduled to arrive THURSDAY 27th May (that's tomorrow!) 
  • Tim Holtz embossing folders, these have been selling quick, I have more coming...
  • New chipboard Line - individual shapes, letters and numbers in varying sizes....  we now offer alpha's and numbers in 4 different sizes and 4 different fonts!
  • GCD Studio  in transit, this beautiful line has been advertised a lot in the Scrapbooking Mags and features a unique offering, u have to see it, its gorgeous
  • SMOOCH - did u know we have stocked this for over 6 months now, and we have all the colours available including the new release colours..
  • Glimmermist - New Release  GLIMMER CHALK + New release Glimmer colours,  plenty of Dazzling Diamonds, u just have to give this a go!   Glimmer Glam & Glimmer Glaze is ordered but there has been a delay in shipping from Tattered Angels.
  • Dark Room door - we now stock it!  we have a pretty good selection.. so if u like those vintage images, photochips, words etc this is for u, as well as a great selection of stamps,  and we also have CLING MOUNT
  • We have also started to stock some Kaisercraft Paints, and Folk Art metallic acrylic paint (these are so versatile)
  • Our ribbon selection has Doubled, with lots of speciality one's
  • BITS AND BOBS Jars selection has lots and lots of new and interesting charms, trinkets and things you can buy individually.
We have some new classes coming..... in late JUNE / JULY - to be scheduled but you can register your interest now.

How we used to live ...

Once a month on a Wed morning 10.30 - 12.30 join me in scrapping your family tree,  I have been busy sorting pictures of my ancestors of times gone by, and now I want to share my remarkable scrapping journey with you.  Just perfect for all those  Black and White or Sepia pictures.

What could learn a whole heap of Glimmermisting Techniques
Add all these to your own take home binder, and never again forget how to use a technique you have learned?  Let me guide you through Tattered Angels glimmermisting techniques, learn amazing things you can do with the mist, not to mention the screens and stamps! 
This class is filling up fast, register your interest now!

All the 4's

Are you wanting to learn some basic layouts that can be repeated over and over again in any colour combination ?  great to do if you are planning an album for any occasion and have a short space of time to cmplete it in.  Great if you are just beginning or just want to do a one off !

Complete     -  4 layouts  4 $44  (inc Materials)   register your interest now!


Each month join me in creating a fabulous one of a kind Book,  If you like mini albums, gift books, one off books, the list goes on, we will run a book each quarter, on the first Saturday of each month.  There will be plenty of techniques, and heaps of enthusiasm, you will not be dissapointed.  
     register your interest now!


Did u know that in in all our classes we utilise new and old products,  our aim is to share with you as much knowledge as possible? if u dont know how to use something already don't worry that's what we are here for.   Popular things we use.... Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Smooch, Glimmermist, Cuttlebug, Collage Papers, Transparency sheets, Sakura Gel Pens, watercolour pens, varied types of medium such as Gesso, Texture Paste, Modge Podge, German Scraps, ribbon. Alcohol Inks, punches ..... need I list more? LOL

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We have a new BLOG!  yep that's right, the old one was not doing what we wanted so we have a new one, and the girls and I are busy uploading hints, tips, techniques, product info almost daily !  there is a link to it from the website shopping cart or u can go straight to it by clicking here.

If u leave a comment you will go into a weekly draw to win a goodie pack.  how cool is that?

The Blog also uploads onto our FACEBOOK Fan page, and Twitter,  but it does take 2 to 5 days to upload so the info is not always current, and if we hold a competition u might just miss out !  so bookmark us and check in every day :)


I hope you have enjoyed the read!

Look forward to seeing you all when you are in next....

Take Care

Simone & the Team @ Abundantias Gold

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 9

Hey there scrappers and ATCers.

Today's ATC features the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature Leaf as promised.....

I have used some leftover scraps of pattern paper for this ATC and a bird's nest image from a Heartwarming Vintage sheet. I scrunched up the image into a ball, flattened out again and then inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I gave the leaf a really good spray of Tattered Leather Glimmermist and when I say a good spray I mean I drowned that sucker!! Once it was dry I gave it a fairly thick coat of Crackle Accents. When it was completely dry I added it to the ATC with a velvet leaf and a skeleton leaf for some different textures as well as some flowers I had in my stash.

Thanks for looking. Haven't got a clue yet what tomorrow's will be!!! Best go and make it in between entertaining snotty nosed children, housework, baking cookies for my husband to take to work, playing with an energetic labrador, dishes, cooking dinner. Damn!! Where did my housework fairy go! LOL


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 8

Good morning scrappers and ATCers.

Well my little girl is 5 today!! We are having a quiet day at home after all the excitement on the weekend. It's too cold and wet outside to do anything anyway. Perfect weather for getting some scrapping done though!!

Today's ATC features the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature Scroll Frame....

...You may have figured out by now that I have a thing for Joss paper. A brilliant designer introduced me to it in one of her classes and I just love it. It's so good for antiquing. On this scroll frame I have applied some PVA Glue with my finger, waited until it was tacky and then pressed the Joss paper onto it several times all over the surface. This removes the metallic 'stuff' from the paper leaving it on the surface you have applied it to. It doesn't give full coverage which is perfect because then you can rub some Distress Ink in with a sponge. For this one I have used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Other products used include some sheet music, Heartwarming Vintage bird image and quote and some old K&Co tags I had leftover in my stash.

If you haven't tried Artist Trading Cards why not give it a go. Pop along to a swap meet or ATC class here at Abundantia's Gold to get you started. Be sure to contact Simone and the girls to book in though as the spaces fill up fast! The only rules of ATCs are they have to be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", details on the back and popped into a plastic sleeve. They can only be traded with other ATCers and never sold. They are a great way to use up your scraps because they are so small as well as adding some new product in the form of some RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniatures. Simone has heaps of great product in store now that is perfect for ATCs. Go know you want to!! Just be warned they are highly addictive and deceptively time consuming!! Don't say I didn't warn you!! LOL

Tomorrow's little treat will be a beautiful leaf. Stay tuned and stay warm people......


Monday, May 24, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 7

Hello ATCers.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend...despite the weather on Sunday!! It was Hayley's 5th Birthday party on Sunday so I got to spend the weekend baking and cleaning! GROAN Also got to visit my tiny 4 week old Burmese kitten. Aaaww!! How adorable. Not much scrapping happened here much to my despair. Need to get caught up now with the ATCs especially as my supply is dwindling!! It is my therapy too after all! HA ha

Anyway, today's ATC features the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature Scroll....

...How cute is that Heartwarming Vintage image of the little girl sitting on the moon? This was a really simple ATC. Not too much fuss and for the scroll I simply sprayed it with Black Gold Glimmermist. Too easy!! The base was given the same treatment as the Day 5 ATC with a mix of Lyra Watercolour crayons and sea salt and sprayed with Glimmermist on Heidi Swapp Invisibles paper.

Seeya tomorrow!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 6

Hi everyone

Here's today's little entry featuring the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature Cat.....

This ATC has several layers to it. The base is Tim Holtz Grunge Paper. First I scraped some Gesso across it using a credit card. Once completely dry I rubbed in some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Next I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then it was sprayed with Pumpkin Pie Glimmermist. The great thing about Grunge Paper is it can really take a beating!! LOL
Over the top of that I attached a birdcage transparency cut to size. Then I layered on some torn sheet music, brown mesh ribbon and lace. I then attached an RW Laser Cuts frame which I had inked and crackled with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint.Also rubbed in some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.I stuck a Heartwarming Vintage cat image on top which I crackled with Crackle Accents.
For the pussycat I simply gave it a good coat of Tattered Leather Glimmermist. Once it was dry I glued on some leftover Prima bling I had laying around. They just happened to be the right shape for cat's eyes. You've gotta be lucky sometimes!!
Stay tuned ATCers. There's another little treasure just around the corner!!

A websters pages page with a few other brands thrown in

I have done this page with the Webster's pages seaside retreat range.I have stamped inked and glimmer misted.The overall affect is great.The clock stamps are kaiser craft and the title is hand written and cut out.I will be doing a class with males in mind with all of these techniques being used so stay tuned for snippets of the page.Have a great week everybody.Take care Kerry xx

Saturday, May 22, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 5

Hi there fellow ATCers.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I had a little break but I'm back with a vengeance now with lots of ATCs up my sleeve...and all over my desk!! For such little things I still manage to spread everything over my whole desk, the floor, the chair next to my desk etc.

Todays little treat features the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature flower. This is what I did..........

For the ATC base I used a piece of Heidi Swapp Invisibles to which I had applied Lyra watercolour crayons with an Aquapen. While it was still wet I sprinkled on some sea salt and allowed it to dry completely before wiping off all the salt.I gave it a spray of Old Lace Glimmermist and inked the edges with Lightning Black Brilliance ink. The little girl with butterfly wings was cut from a sheet of Heartwarming Vintage images. For the miniature flower, I first applied Versa Color Cyan ink, sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmermist and then applied Glossy Accents over the top.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to go and check out all of the gorgeous ATC Miniatures available for sale instore now!! Hope you'll come visit again tomorrow for another ATC.

NEW ATC shapes!

Have you seen all the little shapes Belinda has been using in her ATC's?   well..... they are now available to purchase instore.... and will be added to the Web very soon...:)
Check them out! available in plain naked chipboard or Ebony for that extra special look.

Darkroom Door * now available *

Darkroom Door Stock now on-line and in store ! Gotta love it !

On-line you'll find the Wordstrips and Filmstrips at a tiny $1.95 and we also have the complimenting Photobooth and Montage Sheets for $4.95. (go to link)

We think you'll find a few other Darkroom Door goodies in - store !!

Here's a little peak ...

Added by Michelle B : )

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A wedding layout

Borders created using Martha Stewart punches  KERRY  X

Sunday, May 16, 2010

a couple of layouts

As promised one of the boy pics scrapped i had fun with this using Glimmer mist,sewing,texture paste,mod podging and a stamp also. I have used two colours on this page.

A little bit of Webster's and also prima on this page.The shop has some beautiful Webster's papers and also the prima flowers my favourite.And i have used a couple of Martha Stewart punches which also can be found in the shop.Have a great week and happy scrapping.Take care Kerry xx

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jungle Bug

I had a lovely time at the monthly Scrap'n'chat last night, and I thought I'd share what I created with you all ! I created a little OTP, to display some lovely pics I took of my littlest boys on mother's day at the park. As soon as I saw the new Kaisercraft Jungle Bug collection, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Together with the die cut pack, and 2 pieces from an old mini album I had I made this double sided display.

Thanks for having a look : )

Friday, May 14, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 4

Back again for my next ATC! This is my favourite one so far I think. It features the RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature key. When I looked at the key the first thing that sprang to mind was 'Key To My Heart'. So this is what I came up with....

The base for this ATC, I made from Tim Holtz Grunge Paper. I scraped some Gesso across it with an old credit card and then sprayed liberally with Black Gold Glimmermist. On top of that, I inked the edges of some pale pink patterned paper with Lightning Black Brilliance Ink. The next layer was a picture cut from a vintage romance comic novel (never knew such a thing existed!!). On top of that I added a Prima love heart stamp embossed with Black Opal Embossing Powder. I cut part of the love heart away so that the faces on the comic wouldn't be obscured. Also added was a wedding sticker and some twine tied around the ATC with a tiny pink flower threaded through the knot.

For the gorgeous little key, I again used some Joss paper to give it an antiqued metallic look and then rubbed in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink with a sponge. This made it look even more rusty and antique. I finished it off by simply knotting some twine at the top.

Thanks for looking. Back tomorrow with a cute little pussycat.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 3

Day 3 of my ATC challenge and I chose to play with this exquisite RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniature feather. I just love the design of this feather. Now when I think feathers...I think BIRDS!! Pretty obvious really...

I found this gorgeous image of a bird's nest on a sheet of Heartwarming Vintage images. These vintage images sheets are SO perfect for ATCs. First I stuck down some cream mesh ribbon on a patterned paper base, stuck the nest image on top and applied Crackle Accents over the surface. Once dry and nicely crackled, I added a little bird from the same sheet of vintage images, added a quote and some German Scraps that I had rubbed Antique Linen Distress Ink into.

For the feather, I applied a tiny amount of PVA Glue over the surface, rubbing it in with my fingertip and allowed it to become slightly tacky. Then I used 'Joss' paper to apply some gold to the feather. I finished it off by rubbing in the Antique Linen Distress Ink and then adding it to the ATC so that it was cradling the nest.

See you tomorrow ATCers.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 2

Hi All

Welcome to Day 2 of my ATC's. Today I could not resist playing with this adorable little teapot. At first I thought I would make an Alice in Wonderland ATC. Wouldn't it be just perfect for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party? However.....

....I came across some Heartwarming Vintage images which had the 'Dear Mother' tag. I matched it up with some broderie anglaise, some Do Crafts Papermania patterned paper and a cameo image cut from some K & Co patterned paper.

For the teapot itself, I first used a flourish stamp and stamped the image onto the teapot with Distress Embossing Ink. I quickly sprinkled with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and set with a heat gun. Next I rubbed in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink using a sponge applicator before finishing off by drowning it in Marshmallow Glimmermist. See these little beauties can take quite a battering!! LOL

Thanks for looking and I hope I'll see ya tomorrow. I'm off to make a few more ATCs. YIPPEE!!

PS: Sorry about the shadows on the photo! Wrong time of day to be taking photos!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

An ATC A Day - Day 1

Hi everyone

I have set myself a challenge of creating an Artist Trading Card a day for the next couple of weeks. (What was I thinking??!!). So I thought I would share them with you. On each of the ATCs I am using one of the brand spanking new RW Laser Cuts ATC Miniatures.

This first ATC uses the sweet little butterfly...

I first applied pink ink to the butterfly and then gave it a good coat of Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. Once that was dry, I sprayed it lightly with Pearl Glimmermist just to give it a little shimmer. To finish, I simply popped on a tiny Kaiser Rhinestone.

Other products used on the ATC include some Heartwarming Vintage elements, a little Do Crafts Papermania paper, some broderie anglaise and book paper. Antique Linen Distress Ink was used on the edges of all paper.

Hope you like. Will be back tomorrow with another ATC to share.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hi i have been away and i thought i would just drop in and say hi.

Hi everyone sorry i havent been around to post here but i have been away to England to my sons wedding.I will put a couple of pics of him here.I went into the shop yesterday to pick up some papers to scrap these pics i hope to get to them this week.So a couple of layout shares very soon.Have a wonderful mothers day everyone.   Kerry

Friday, May 7, 2010

All the 4s!

Are you wanting to learn some basic layouts that can be repeated over and over again in any colour combination ?  great to do if you are planning an album for any occasion and have a short space of time to cmplete it in.  Great if you are just beginning or just want to do a one off !

Complete     -  4 layouts in 4 hours 4 $44    

new class coming soon! this space !   Register your interest now!
08 8293 3333  or email

Tattered Angels - What if I could learn how to use Glimmermist ....

What could learn a whole heap of Glimmermisting Techniques, add all these to your own take home binder, and never again forget how to use a technique you have learned?  Let me guide you through glimmermisting techniques, learn amazing things you can do with the mist, not to mention the screens and stamps!   
This class is filling up fast, register your interest now!   call 08 8293 3333  or email us at  with your name / s and contact details.

May Kit of the Month UP FOR GRABS & Available INSTORE & ONLINE Now!

May Kit of the month is available now... my appologies for the lateness in this post... I got a bit sidetracked in Sydney :)    CLICK HERE TO VIEW / PURCHASE

New Page Kit Added !

Belinda has been busy again, another Page Kit up for grabs!  'Hey Chick'    click here to purchase

SIA (Scrapbooking Industry Australia )

Well we are back, after a HUGE 2 days and what a 2 Days it was, we had a fab time  looking at all the new stuff, placing orders & attending some classes / demso etc.    We got to rub shoulders with the owner of Tattered Angels - Wendy Senger,  and Heidi Swapp! as well as the ladies from 7 Gypsies Paula Cheney & Debbie Crouse!  They were all so inspiring....
We bought back some goodies, and over the coming weeks will see lots of boxes turn up with new goodies as well............we love new deliveries :)
I have made a few new contacts with new product lines made here in Australia so will we be able to start offering you more and more and more.  U will need to pay a visit to see it all!

One of the new companies we will be adding are based in WA  and ran by 2 lovely women with one of them being and ex ADELAIDE girl!   Whoo hoo!   more details of there product to be realeased very soon :) ,  but I am sure none of you wil be dissapointed by what you see.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Hi everyone. Thought I'd share a layout that I completed on the weekend. The layout uses the palette and sketch from a challenge blog and is also featured on the RW Laser Cuts Blog. As soon as I saw the burnt oranges, cream and brown in the palette I immediately thought 'RUSTIC'!! I just happened to have a photo to suit....

First, let me say that is not actually my house!! LOL. There are no doors or windows (that are attached to where they are supposed to be anyway) and there isn't even a floor. It is actually the old stone smokehouse on our farm. I just love the beautiful old stone and I know that one day this building would love to be transformed into my scrap studio!!! LOL

This layout features some gorgeous pattern papers by Kaiser and Stamp It, a bit of lace, some flowers a Jenni Bowlin Bingo card and that lovely Housescape by RW Laser Cuts. I decided to leave the laser cut raw in keeping with the rustic feel of the page but some Pumpkin Pie Glimmermist would have looked equally as nice. The 'Paradise' lettering is Kaiser Devonshire Alpha Stickers on Kaiser Chipboard Alphas and the 'Found' lettering is brand new Fancy Pants.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back with another share soon.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

In Every Girl there is a GODDESS

In Every Girl there is a Goddess and & I am sure there is a Diva in there !
I have been busy 'creating' for a challenge at the upcoming SIA (Scrapbooking Industry Association) in Sydney next week, and I thought I would share with you a sneak peek of what I am taking....  I will post a full view of the projects once they have been submitted.     I will teach a variation of the off the page project in June / July  Book Me in class !  more details to be added !!!!   SECRET SQUIRELL!   lol
Thanks for viewing  S x