Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kaisercraft Delayed

We received official notification that the new release Kaisercraft for August has been delayed due to a packaging issue at Kaisercraft,  all of the new ranges have been ordered sometime ago, so we should get them pretty early in the piece.  Will keep you all posted the minute they land!

Up, Up and Away - Pt 2

Hey scrappy friends.

Here's a layout I created using another Kaiser Sketch from their FREE Workshop magazine. I took the photos recently after my sweet boy William had finished some icecream for dessert. Pretty sure at that point the sugar had taken effect. What do you thhink?? LOL

Have done lots of distressing and inking with TIM HOLTZ Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, used a rub-on for the journalling spot, stamped some flourishes on some leftover patterned paper and added some chipboard buttons "tied up with string". There you go ATCers!! A little hint for the upcoming swap in August!!

...I've said it before and I'll say it again!! LOL I LOVE those Up, Up and Away papers. Although....wait till the Secret Bird Society collection hits the store. Pretty sure they are going to be my new favourites. Already have my order in with Simone (Don't forget Simone if/when you are reading this!! He he he)

Thanks for looking scrappers!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

Hi scrappers!!

Just wanted to share a layout with you that I did on the weekend...

I'm really loving those Kaiser Up, Up and Away papers right now. Not to mention the embellishments!!. I used a Dusty Attic Picket Fence on my layout and added a Tattered Angels Calling Card on top along with a couple of metal hinges. I cut that big circle from calico and frayed the edges. Then added a smaller pattern paper circle on top which I had distressed and inked. I finished it off by stitching the two together. Also stamped some hot air balloons onto the calico, cut them out and frayed the edges of those too. Had a paper measuring tape in my sewing kit which I tore into pieces and pasted about the page.

Thanks for looking.
Happy scrappin'.

PS: Be back with another layout to share tomorrow!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


SO what turned up today?  we have had boxes everyday this week, but today we saw the arrival of a missing box ! YIPPEE  and in it is COSMO Cricket DELOVELY - ECHO PARK PAPER CO.  Graphic 45, GLITZ Design Vintage, Distressed Couture, Imaginesce  and a whole lot more!  Come on in and check them all out!

Mixing It Up with Kaiser

Hi scrappers!!

It's been awhile so I thought I'd better hurry up and share a layout with you all. It's not that I have been slack...,just busy!! Sorry!! I shall try to do better. I promise.

The layout I have to share is one I completed using a sketch from page 12 of the FREE KaiserCraft Workshop Magazine. First I had to get my head around using so many photos on the one layout!! Once I had chosen the photos it was just a matter of finding the right papers. I have found that you can easily match papers from various Kaiser Collections. You don't have to stick to just the one range for your layout. So for this one I chose some Le Chateau as well as some Devonshire and the gorgeous soft colours look really good together...

The mock flowers were made by cutting various size circles from Kaiser pattern paper. I distressed the edges of each with an edge distresser, then scrunched them up tightly, flattened out again slightly before layering together. Then I painted some Crackle Accents over the top using a paintbrush. Once they were completely dry and nice and crackly I topped each one with a Kaiser Up, Up and Away chipboard button which I had tied up with jute.

The leaves were created by stamping some Jungle Bug leaf stamps onto leftover scraps of Kaiser paper, scrunching them up, flattening out again and then painting with Crackle Accents as per the flowers. This gives them a lovely curled up look just like a real leaf.

I have also used the Up, Up and Away flourish stamp, stamped a few times onto Kaiser paper and then cut out the individual flourishes. I finished with a few stamped Up, Up and Away hot air balloons as well as the chipboard ones and some rub ons.

Hope you like it. Don't forget to check out the FREE KaiserCraft Workshop Magazine available instore for some more great sketches and inspiration.

Back soon with another share.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Not So Shabby every tues or thurs 12.30 - 2pm $15 inc Cupcake Tea or Coffee

Our ever popular budget class Not So Shabby every Tues or Thurs.  If you missed it this week, this is what you missed....remember project changes weekly and classes fill now to book! 8293 3333

JULY ATC Swap Meet

This month we swapped on the theme of 'Cabaret',  and here are some shares of a small sample of what we swapped.  
Next Month August ATC theme will be " Tied up with String"  pulled from the theme box,  this could mean so much what will your interpretation be? , so get them thinking caps on,  remember a maximum of 8 cards to swap , but if you can only manage a few thats fine to. 
 If you cant attend in person you can send them in with a stamped addressed envelope and we will swap them for you and send your swapped ones back.
We are starting to get a few from interstate to swap each month now, and its great to see such a diversity in theme interpretations. So remember if you have a friend or someone who likes to ATC why not get them to send there's in and join in on the fun.     3rd thursday of each month.!    Thursday 19th August is the next one!
If you have an idea for a swap theme, why not write it on a slip of paper and drop it in our theme box next time you are in.

Creative Imaginations Breathless

HI all Twi-hards...... the beautiful new Twilight inspired range by Marha Johnson of Creative Imaginations Breathless,  has been in burning up the shelves for a few weeks now.... and as promised I have completed a layout for sharing....
Like the chinese proverb says... In order to see the light we must realise our darkside -  and we all have alittle one of those ! lol   thanks  for looking  simone X

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Cuttlebug Hot Items! Embossing Plus !

Highly sought after, they wont stick around for long! they dont just emboss they cut at the same time!
Limited qty available.

July Kit Of the Month

Appologies everyone, for the delay in uploading this, poor Belinda nd her tribe have been sick, and I have been sidetracked with end of the year financials, well all love the end of year! :)  and a really sick puppy, well he will always be my puppy, but he is actually 8 coming on 9!

This month Belinda has given us 2 layouts with her kit, what a trooper!  as always you will not be dissapointed with her inspiration!   Remember you can do whatever you like with your kit, and there is plenty left over, we have just given you an idea with a picture and instructions if you would like to complete a page just like it, and  the most important thing, dont forget we discount it by 15% !

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Glimmermist Ranges

Yet again i spent yesterday unpacking more boxes from America.These contained even more goodies.....Even more exciting for me, was they contained lots of new Tattered Angels glimmermist colours, some wonderful ones, old and new. Also lots of wonderful new TA acrylic stamps, (to die for), paper tags, stencils and my favourites, the 4x7" embossed tiles. When u add this to what we already have instore, it's quite exciting.....As i'm sure you can all tell i love the glimmermist range!!!!!

Kaisercraft July collections & magazine are here!

July collections are in......  Lush, Up Up & away! plus new stamps, and wood  they are just stunning this month, if you like oriental  inspired papers, then Lush is for you, Up Up & Away , earthy hues just perfect for a range of projects.  & dont forget to check out the Background Stamps ! gotta have one of all! :)