Kaisercraft: Back to Basics

Hi everyone!
Welcome back for more Kaisercraft awesomeness!
Today I am sharing my creations from the super new collection:
Back to Basics
This collection is just amazing! !! As the title suggests simple basic designs in our fave Kaisercraft colours... (love Sea Breeze - it's always been my go to Kaisercolour! )
No 6 1/2 " Paper pad, collectables,  stamps or stickers for this collection - but it is so good! Really fabulous designs that can be mixed and matched for any projects. So cool! 
But enough talking for today - let's get straight into the good stuff!

Here's what I created. ....

I know, so much prettiness!!!! 
Absolutely loving this stunning (but oh so simple) collection;

Back To Basics

Hope you liked what I've created!
For more inspirational ideas, be sure to visit the Kaisercraft blog here.

Thanks for visiting,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Kaisercraft: Scrap Yard Collection

Hi everyone! 
Welcome back for more Kaisercraft awesomeness! 
Today I am sharing my creations from the super cool new Kaisercraft collection; 

As the title suggests, this is one very cool, grungy boy range - perfect for my Mr A!
But let's allow my creations to do the talking....

"Right Now" layout

Super cool indeed!
Loving those collectables and patterned papers! Very boy!
& I just couldn't go past those moustache wooden flourishes for this page. 
Let's take a closer look....

Yep, loving it!

Here's a more grungy layout with this collection...

"Remember This Moment"

Cogs, stars, rusty patterned papers - just awesomeness!
& may fave new decorative die: C6 Bricks - love this one!
I've used it on my next layout too.....

"Adore U2" 

Another cool patterned paper & how good is that giant cog?!! 
It's a new specialty paper that I just cut in half for my layout  - but I totally love it!

More cool collectables and a few more fabulous decorative dies.
Scrap Yard has definitely got your boys covered!

Kaisercraft have also just released this fantastic new large scallop album in their Kaiserwood range - 
natturally, a lil album for my Mr A for Awesome - check it out!

Front cover
All about my boy!

So very cool, buddy!!!

More quick journalling about our Mister  at 2!

Back cover

LOVE this! Such a wonderful keepsake that it still very masculine too!

Scrap Yard is just soooooo cool!!!
For more great ideas with this collection be sure to see what my fellow DT members created over at the Kaisercrfat blog here!

Thanks for stopping by,
til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Little Man | Flying High

Welcome back for more Flying High awesomeness!!!
Today I am sharing another way too fun, and very textural layout....
"Little Man"
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Yep, oh so cool!!! Love this lil guy to bits! & no better way to scrap this boy than with the awesome Flying High collection! "So much fun" indeed!
Lots of distressing,and layering of those fabulous patterned papers,
combined with delicious embellies makes this page one with so many elements and details to take in.
Let's take a few closer looks....
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Cork starswooden veneer arrows and those boy stickers really emphasize all the small details.
The watercolour and staples add more dimension too, and keep with our fun and boy-oh-boy theme....
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Those flowers are from my stash, and really just add another detail to this textural page -
as do those super cool journal cards....
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I love the depth and interest that layering papers creates! By distressing all my papers I've enhanced that strong sense of texture and dimension too - perfect for masculine pages!
Forgive me, but I have to say;
Flying High is 'da bomb' for all our cool boy pages - LOL!
Hope I have inspired you to try adding a little more texture to your layouts
& have some fun playing with paper :)
Thanks for joining me today,
til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: You're One in a Million 'M'

Hi everyone!
Welcome back for more Cocoa Vanilla Studio inspiration!
Today I am sharing another super fun, & happy layout using the Sugar & Spice collection.
"You're One In A Million 'M'"
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I know - how very sweet is this?!! I just had to scrap this photo & the gorgeous Sweet Heart patterned paper was just perfect!!!
To keep with the warmth and playfulness of this layout I teamed those hearts (& pretty gingham checks) with the reverse side of the Garden Girl paper. The result speaks for itself; fun, bright,and happy!!!
To highlight these stunning papers, I've kept to a really simple layout design & incorporated lots of stickers, cork hearts, sequins and a cute flair button for embellishments.
Let's take a closer look........
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So much fun! I love the 'female' silhouette stickers, staples and rustic sewing - they really add to the fun feel of this layout. Infact, the stickers in the Sugar & Spice collection are all totally awesome and that's why I've used so many of them today. Check out the cool skinny sticker that ended up being my title......
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Okay, so the "M" is a thicker but how cool is that one in a million sticker??!!! I also looooove those sticker arrows too.....
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And I added the bow for more girly fun!!!
The cork hearts are one of my fave products! Not only do they tie in with my sibling love theme, but the gorgeous natural look of cork adds both texture and depth to my page....
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Yep, Sugar & Spice is sooooooo fabulously fun and happy!!! Love it!
Hope this layout has inspired you to get creating more of those happy-go-lucky moments too!
Thanks for stopping by today,
til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Kaisercraft Design Team Finalist Entry 2015 - 2016

Hi Happy Arty Fans!

Welcome back for more Kaisercraft delciousness!
 I am so delighted to be sharing my DT Finalist creations with you! 
I LOVE being on this team and I hope that I can continue with Kaisercraft - they truly rock!!!
But enough of my nervous chatter - you know how much I want this!
* Love my Kaisercraft *
Let's get straight into the good stuff.....

So Kaisercraft has sent all the finalists 2 brand spanking new, STUNNING & not yet released collections to create a minimum one layout & one card with. 
OMGoodness - you're going to fall in love with them!
*Disclaimer: No responsibility will be taken for your stalking of your local craft store for the arrival of these collections*
 **May result in copius purchases & infinite lies to husbands about said purchases**

The first collection that I am sharing with you is ....

Ma Cherie

Here's my mixed media layout, "Friends Forever"

I did warn you this collection is DIVINE!!!
(& how lovely are those two in the pic?)

Such pretty, pretty papers & works so very well with all of Kaisercraft's mixed media products.
Fabulous templates, cool stamps and my fave new product, KAISERmists!
But there's more...

Awesome clear stickers, paper blooms & wooden flourishes......

& a few fussy cut butterflies adorn this beauty too!
Prettiness is Ma Cherie!

Product List:
P1954 | Exquisite, P1955 | Beauty, P1957 | Elegant, P1960 | Fine, P1961 | Glamour, FL334 | Wooden Flourish-Hanging Plaque, IP719 | Black, CS150 | Clear Stamp - Textures - Triangles,   T613 | 12 x 12 Template-Quarters, ST915 | Clear Sticker-Butterflies, F638 | Paper Blooms-Cranberry, F645 | Mini Paper Blooms-Honey, KM101 | Charcoal, KM110 | Pink.
Other: gesso, texture paste & staples.

And now a more feminine and gorgeously girly layout, "Adore"

So precious. 
Captures the beauty and innocence of my gorgeous subject too well.
I love this layout - more of those fussy cut butterflies but also, more of those far too pretty papers!
Let's take a closer look.....

Pearl brads, soft pink rhinestones, half doily printed tape and that stunning wooden flourish title really add to the elegance of this layout.
A truly pretty page that you just have to Adore

Product List:
CD101 | Coconut, P1954 | Exquisite, P1958 | Fancy, P1960 | Fine, EM930 | Pearl Brads-Pearl, FL320 | Wooden Flourish-Adore & Forever, PT214 | Printed Tape-Half Doily, SB701 |Soft Pink.
Other: doily

My final layout with the Ma Cherie collection has a more contemporary style.... 
"Remember This Moment"

Aren't those patterned papers so elegant?!
These papers truly make 'shades of grey' something classy to talk about!
I love those bouquets too!
And a beautifully die cut title from the new Decorative Dies range - exquisite!

Gorgeous sparklets and pearl brads add just enough embellishing to this clean and contemporary page

More fussy cutting  and  a close up of that awesome die cut title!
So very pretty indeed!!!

Product List:
P1954 | Exquisite, P1955 | Beauty, P1956 | Dainty, P1960 | Fine, P1961| Glamour,                  DD500 | Decorative Die-Script Words, EM930 | Pearl Brads-Pearl, RS415 |Sparklets-Princess.
Other: doily

WOW! Hope those pages inspired you!

Here's my collection of cards that I created with Ma Cherie.....

Such pretty, pretty papers! And so lovely for layering with cards!
Love that Kaisercraft lace adornment too!

More lace, fussy cut butterflies and dusty pink mini paper blooms - beautiful!

A touch of gold for balancing all that grey.....

Simple but oh so pretty!

I think I had better stop here - I could keep on creating with this divine collection!
Absolutely the prettiest collection to look forward to!

Product List for Cards:
CD101 | Coconut, P1954 | Exquisite, P1956 |Dainty,  P1958 | Fancy, P1959 | Frilly, P1960 |Fine, EM926 | Lace Pack-White, F645 | Honey, F658 | Dusty Pink. 
Other: sequins, sewing machine, staples.

The second collection that I received was the extremely beautiful Christmas collection, 
Silver Bells

Here's my first layout, "Christmas Belle"

Belle indeed! On her way to visit Santa - she was sooooo excited!
And how exciting is this paper?!!!
I love the non-conventional colours - so pretty and so Northern Hemisphere! 
It is completely Winter Wonderland & wonderful!!!
Here's a closer look.....

Very pretty and I just adore the Christmas Carol sheet music - just divine!!!
More sparklets adorn this layout but mostly, just that beautiful Santa print completes the page.
Love it!!!

Product List:
P1926 | Good Tidings, P1927 | Baubles,  P1929 | Wonderland, P1932 | Joy, RS408 | Crystal,    AS256 | Alpha Stickers-Coral.
Other: Ribbon, pearl trim & lace. 

And here's a completely different style layout, "Merry and Bright" 

I told you these collections are STUNNING!!!
I absolutely fell in love with this paper - 
it is just the most feminine and pretty Christmas paper I have ever seen!
And the grey woodgrain patterned paper is a perfect balance to all those vintage roses.

A couple of coconut paper blooms, lace and a pearl brad add to this simple but oh so lovely Christmas page.

Product List:
P1926 | Good Tidings, P1928 | Believe, P1932 | Joy, P1933 | Good Wishes, EM926 | Lace Pack-White, EM930 | Pearl Brads-Pearl, F627 | Coconut.
Other: doily, sequins, sewing.

My final layout with Silver Bells has a super fun and cute feel to it....

"Love Life"

I love how playful and fun this page turned out! Because afterall, Christmas in our family is all about these two crazy kids & the joy they share.
How cool is that teal snowflake paper?! 
& the wooden flourish clouds and party straw really add to the childlike feel to this page ...

Yep, fun, fun, FUN! Love it!

Product List:
CD101 | Coconut, CD124 | Candy, P1927 | Baubles, P1928 | Believe, P1929 | Wonderland,        P1930 | Carol,  ST918 | Clear Sticker- Lacey Borders, FL393 | Wooden Flourish-Clouds,         EM926 | Lace Pack-White, PT216 | Ornate, DD500 | DD-Script Words, EM413 |Fairy Floss Straws.
Other: sequins.
Here's a little look at my Christmas cards too......

Love this! It really does shout Winter Wonderland to me.
Such non traditional colours and yet so perfectly Christmas!

That cool frame is a wooden flourish that I coated in Kaisercolour: White - I really think the white added to the Wintery feel.

Product List:
CD101 | Coconut, P1927 | Baubles, P1930 | Carol, P1932 | Joy, P1933 | Good Wishes, EM926 | Lace Pack-White, SB701 | Soft Pink, FL305 |Wooden Flourish-Frames, KC101 | White.
Other: ribbon, button, sewing 

But incase you prefer your wooden flourishes natural, here's one last Silver Bells Christmas card for you.....

Such a jolly old elf! :)
How truly divine is this paper?!!

Product List:
CD101 | Coconut, P1928 | Believe, P1930 | Carol,  P1931 | Frosty, P1932 | Joy, EM930 | Pearl, FL305 | Wooden Flourish-Frames.
Other: Scallop border punch, ribbon, pom pom trim.

Thankyou for viewing my finalist creations - I really hope you liked them as much as I enjoyed creating them!
For more Kaisercraft inspiration, please visit the official blog here.
Time to cross my fingers and toes now - please wish me luck, 
& thankyou for all your kind comments and support - 
it really means so much!

Til next time, 

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo