A Farewell Post for Artfull Crafts

A new year means a call for a new Design Team, so today I’m saying goodbye to the wonderful team of Artfull Crafts. I had a blast creating with Liz’s generous DT packs & I’m sure the 2016 team will enjoy it as much as I did. The rest of the DT has been amazing & inspiring. I’m so lucky to have worked with a diverse group of lovely talented ladies.  You can also check out the full blog post here.

Here’s a recap of my favourite projects from last year:

Thankful Card

                                               (Secret Garden Card)

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(A Touch Of Gold Multi-Purpose Box)

Childhood Memories

(Time Machine Layout)

I’d especially like to thank Liz & Graham for having me on the team. Thank you to everyone that left lovely comments on the blog, I appreciate all of them. I wish the new DT the best, & I look forward to your inspirations.

Thanks everyone!!!

Cheers,

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Star Tree Décor

3 1/2 WEEKS TO GO CHALLENGE – HOME, TREE & TABLE DECORATIONS

It’s that time of the year to put up the Christmas tree, so why not make it look special this year? Who doesn’t like sitting at a pretty table at Christmas? It’s easy to make some simple crafty items to brighten up the table.  Think about crackers, napkins, centerpieces, placemats, etc.  How about the house? Have you thought about having an Advent Calendar or Festive Wall Art/Display?  Show us all your great festive ideas & you could win!

There will be TWO winners for this challenge:

1.) Overall Winner will receive a Kaisrcraft Holly Silhouette wall art rrp $29.00SBC_kai-sb2262_gif

2.) Drawn Winner – everyone who enters will be put in the draw to win an Origami Flower Kit rrp $20.00

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You have until midnight December 23rd to enter your projects into the Gallery.  Maximum 3 entries per challenge.  We look forward to you joining in the fun!

This year I made a home decoration/display with one of my favourite shape…stars! One can never have too many stars :).  Let me show you what I created, I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.  Here’s my Christmas home decoration:

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I’ve used the Wooden Star Tree for this project & is currently 30% off at the shop, with all papers from the Home For Christmas collection.

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I went for a clean & natural look, inspired by the texture of the Laurel paper.  I wanted this piece to have a marriage of festive & Scandinavian feel.

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The first smallest top star has the Mistletoe paper & cut out pieces from the Laurel & Sugar Plum papers.

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The second star has the Sugar Plum paper as well.  This is one of my favourite paper from this collection, it has a lovely & versatile print.

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The third star has the Pinecones paper with pieces from the Poinsettia & Season papers.

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The fourth biggest star has the Sugar Plum paper too.  Both sides of the paper you can pretty much use for anything & everything for your projects.  That delicious vine is from Prima’s Midnight Kiss Victorian Christmas Flower pack.

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Don’t forget, there’s also 30% off all Christmas Wooden Projects & Home Décor Items in the shop, including this Star Tree Décor! It’s a great deal, so why not pick up some projects & get into the festive spirit.  Click here to see the range.

As always, thanks for dropping by & we can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations :).

Cheers,

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Most Wonderful Time

Good day.  We’re almost onto December & this has got me inspired to create festive projects lately.  I love Scrap Around the World’s festive November mood board:

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My main inspiration is the wooden star on top of the lit tree, & also the top left image’s white wood & “Most Wonderful Time” sentiment.

“Most Wonderful Time”

Most Wonderful Time

This is my first mixed media Christmas layout, & I had fun creating it :).  We don’t get snow in our side of the world but I really wanted to add some “white” touches to the page, hence the splatters of white paint.

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I’ve added some media on the hessian paper & layered a star silhouette cut out from a white wood paper.  This is then layered under the sepia photo, giving it a nice frame &  just the right amount of texture & shimmery color.  Various alpha stickers are added at the right side as inspired by the board.  I’ve added a little touch of heart on the photo as well.

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She’s very happy & delighted to have Santa visit & give her a present from her preschool.  She couldn’t stop talking about it to everyone for weeks! 🙂

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Thanks for dropping by & I hope you enjoyed my post today.  A big thanks also for the fab inspirations of the SATW team.  Enjoy the rest of your month!

Cheers,

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Fairyland Frame – & Some Winners!!!

Good day.  Christine here posting a Fairyland frame for Artfull Crafts with the new Fairy Dust collection.  You can’t get any girlier than this pretty fairy collection.  If you love magical fairies, tiaras, butterflies, fleur de lis, purples & greens with lashings of silver foil, then this collection is for you.

Believe it or not this is the first fairy project I’ve ever done, & I went fairy all the way with this frame.

“Fairyland Frame”

Fairyland Frame

I’ve used the Geo Hex Wall Art beyond the page project by Kaisercraft & adhered different Fairy Dust papers on the top & under the little hexagons.  This is available to purchase in the shop upon request.  I had this vision of a fairyland with a long leafy vine so I added some Green Tara Satin Leaf Garland.

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Of course there has to be flowers around the fairies, & on this frame I’ve added: I Am Roses Large White Paper Rose, Sage Paper Blooms & Amethyst Mini Paper Blooms both by Kaisercraft.

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Some of the Fairy Dust papers have some lovely bokeh texture to them.  I added some more texture with a few stamping, stenciling, adding beads & a variety of glimmer mists.  The edges of the frames have been painted with Kaisercraft Metallic Silver Paint, & then inked with Distress Ink.

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Some silver foiled butterflies from the specialty paper have been cut, layered & added to the frame for fluttering butterflies around the fairies.  A sticker from the sticker sheet has been inserted inside the Kaiser Treasure Corked Bottle.  Gotta add a bottle that spreads fairy dust on this frame!

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The smallest fairy in this frame is from the Collectables & there’s heaps of fairy sayings & inspiration from the Sticker Sheet & papers as well.  I’ve added a Lilac Glitter Butterfly behind this tiny fairy to complete her look.

So what do you reckon? Let me know what you think or leave a comment if you’ve got any question.

I’d also like to announce the winners of the Christmas cards from last month.  Thank you for your lovely comments, & the drawn names are: JUDY; JULENE MATTHEWS; YVONNE SAVAGE; APNZ55; & PINK LADY NZ.  I might have added a few fun embellies in your envelopes as well ;-).  Ladies, please email me your postal address at myscrapshack@outlook.co.nz.  I’ll send them all to you just before the middle of the month (As you’re reading this post, I’m currently 12.5 hours away from NZ).

Do check out the Fairy Dust collection here.  Thanks for dropping in & congrats again to the winners!

Cheers,

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Sister, My Greatest Joy

Hi there, how’s it going? I hope you’ve had a great weekend celebrating dads’ special day.  Today I’m  posting an album with the lovely Generations collection for Artfull Crafts.  It’s got a heritage & vintage feel to it, which I enjoyed creating with it.  I like that it has some soft pretty colors mixed in it, rather than having too much brown which some heritage papers may have.  Here’s the front cover:

“Sister, My Greatest Joy”

Sister, My Greatest Joy

The Generations collection comes with a 12×12 Paper Pad (48 sheets) which I’ve used in each page of this album.  Aren’t the Wooden Babushka Dolls adorable?

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The pretty corals, blues & greens are what attracted me to create with this collection, & the inspiring words & quotes that come with it as well.  Perfect for all family & geneaology projects.

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A few bits of ribbons & lace have been snuck in the pages & tied to the album ring.

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Having the photos printed sepia works well with this collection & gave a lovely nostalgic feel to the whole album.  I’ll surely reminisce when looking at this album every time the girls grow up.

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There’s a variety of Artfull Embellies throughout: Pastel Polka Dots Wooden Button; Antique Bronze Small Key; Pocket Watch Charm; Antique Bronze Clock Face Charm; Antique Bronze Small Flower Charm; Wooden Colored Peg; Silver Heart Charm; & White Waxed Cord.

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There’s also some old school Kaisercraft rub ons & wooden flourishes on some of the pages.

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Of course there are some lovely die cut pieces from the Collectables & phrases from the Sticker Sheet as well.

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Last is the back of the album:

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So take a step back in time to remember generations, past and present with the beautiful Generations collection.  If you love vintage timepieces, keys and floral patterns, you have to take a good look at this collection here.

Thanks so much for dropping by & having a look at the album with me.  Have a great day!

Cheers,

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Childhood Memories

Hi there, how’s it going? Today I’m posting for Artfull Crafts & Kaisercraft August Sketch featuring the Time Machine collection.  Last week I’ve posted a couple of Father’s Day cards with the same collection, & this time I’m sharing a layout with a punch of color.

“Childhood Memories”

Childhood Memories

These photos are taken year 1987…a special moment back in time!

The base paper is Steam Engine & layered on top is the Hour specialty gloss paper.  Some texture paste has been added through the Damask template, one of the first template Kaiser has released & I still find myself using it over & over again.

A good addition of orange mist (which looks great through the specialty paper’s gloss) has been added around the cut out Coggler paper.  I then traced a couple of large puzzle pieces on the Clocks paper & cut them out.  I just love the combination of teal & orange against the black.

Some pieces from the Collectables & sticker sheet (which has lots of versatile pieces) has been added throughout the photos.

For the cluster I’ve added a Coral Paper Bloom, Artfull Embellies Butterflies Wooden Button, Jasmine Peach Paper Flower, cog chipboard & resin frame.  I had fun creating this layout & I hope you enjoyed my post.  Thanks for dropping in & don’t forget to have a good look at the awesome Time Machine collection here.  Have a great day! 🙂

Cheers,

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A Thanks For Teacher

Hi there.  Today I’m posting a card for Artfull Crafts.  I just received a sad news that one of my daughter’s favourite preschool teacher will be leaving the centre soon.  She’s found a job closer to home & this is very understandable.  No need for long drives & she gets to see her girls more often, not getting home so late.  She’s been such a big & important part & we can only wish all the best for her.  This calls for an extra special thank you card, which I’m sharing with you today.

“Thankful”

Thankful Card

Extra special means lots of layers.  I love the prettiness of the Secret Garden collection, with a bit of mixed media thrown in.

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There’s a good variety of ribbon & embellishments at Artfull Crafts, & surely there’s something there that will tickle your fancy.  In this card I’ve added a Butterfly Artfull Embellies & some Vandoros Herringbone Ribbon with a pin through it.

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I’ve lightly applied some gesso at the base of the card.  Once dry, I had a good play with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, & Kaisercraft & Prima stamps.

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The dies that I’ve used here are My Favourite Thing’s Die-Namics Swirls die (which you can request from the shop) & Kaisercraft’s Doily Die.  Some left over from the specialty paper, stickers & collectable pieces are added.  The front of the card is finished off with some mini paper blooms.

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Inside I’ve added a cheeky photo of my (cheeky) daughter for her to keep.  The white doily provides a great writing space inside the card.  Something different, & it really goes well with the Secret Garden papers.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the card with me.  I was very inspired creating it & I hope she’ll love it as much as I do.  Remember to appreciate & be thankful to all our wonderful teachers.  They do so much for us & they need to be reminded that often.  Do check out the Secret Garden collection here.  Thanks for dropping by.

Until then,

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