Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Periwinkle Cards


This set of cards made using the Periwinkle Collection were great fun to knock up ... I'm LOVIN all the birds and ballons in this collection and the earthy colours are just so romantic!!

I'm sure my obsession with romance is the reason why I struggle so much with male cards... LOL.

Pearls feature a lot in these cards and they really bring something special to the canvas ... its the same with scrapbook pages, I find a few pearls always lift a page.

Thanks for dropping by for look,
Cheers from Kel.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Periwinkle Layout

Today I have a very romantic layout to share made using the Periwinkle Collection. This is a beautiful heritage collection full of birds, roses and hot air ballons ...all the 'In' things right now in scrapbooking.

I've tried to make a central feature of the ribbon roses in this layout ... 
I LOVE the Kaisercraft ribbon roses ... they are soft, pretty, romantic and will sit relatively flat inside a plastic sleeve ... you almost couldn't ask for more in an embellishment! LOL

You will also notice I managed to scrape up some gorgeous little white resin birds to go on this layout ... I can't remember the name of the company that made them, but I'll have to find out and let you know because they are divine!

Thanks for stopping to look.
Smiles from Kel.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sat. Sketch #3 Oct 2012

The Saturday Sketch sample on the Kaisercraft Blog used the Butterfly Kisses Collection this week, which looked good to me, so I followed it pretty closely ... how cute is this whole collection!!

The butterfly paper with the already perforated butterflies is just divine and such an easy way to get into  a page ... with all my little girls I'm sure I'll be using this collection loads in the future!

Cheers from Kel.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sat. Sketch #2 Oct 2012

This week I have used the Periwinkle Collection for the Saturday Sketch comp over at the 
This was a hard one for me ... being round ... I don't usually stray too far from the 12 x 12 format, so I kind of couldn't help myself popping the circle back into the normal page context! LOL

I'm still loving the ballons and birds that are abounding in scrapbooking at the moment and can't help sticking a bird on pretty much every page I ever do at the moment!

This photo is an old family one that I used because of the orange tones that suited these papers so well.. I'm really enjoying the Periwinkle collection and the Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine recently picked up one of my layouts for publishing using this collection also ... so YAY for Periwinkle!!

Thanks for looking...
Cheers from Kel.

Based on this sketch:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Just Believe Cards

Simple Cards, Simply Done ... using the Just Believe Collection. I've seen some STUNNING Christmas cards on the Kaisercraft Blog lately, full and creative, but I'm here today to represent the other side of the card coin... simple cards ... I have about a billion people on my Christmas card list so there is no way I'm spending more than 5mins making any individual cards ... LOL.

My goal with card making is always the same, what can I make that will be simple classic and use up my leftovers or least the most economical amount of supplies?

Today I feel really good about the cards I've made using the Just believe collection. All 9 card fronts came from one sheet of paper and the simple decorations on the front hopefully compliment without over crowding. I was VERY satisfied with the results and thrilled to pump out another 9 cards for just a couple of hours of work! 

I'm pretty much done with my Christmas cards now ... how have you been going? 
I can't wait to send them out at the end of next month!
Cheers from Kel.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sat. Sketch #1 Oct 2012

For this Saturday Sketch I have used the beautiful new Butterfly Kisses Collection. This was a fun sketch and not a style I usually find myself drawn to so it was a good challenge for me!
The flowers are Manor House and of course the rest is all Kaisercraft.
This is the sketch it was based on

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Just Believe Layout

Today I have MORE Christmas papers from Kaisercraft to show you! The Just Believe Collection is so much more than just Christmas though ... these beautiful Red Rose themed papers are classic and would be comfortable used on a layout any time of the year with any theme! 

I have stuck to the traditional here though and done another Christmas Layout ... as you can tell, I'm having a bit of a love affair with brass embellishments at the moment! 

The other Hero of this page is those gorgeous sprays of red pearls. I did try using a pearl pen, but in the end I discovered nothing says Christmas like some shiny metallic finish pearls!

Thanks for looking.
Smiles from Kel.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Turtle Dove Fun

Well this is the last layout for me using the Turtle Dove Collection ... the truth is I just couldn't help myself when it came to this beautiful Christmas die cut paper ... you can see the pannel running down the left side of the page ... this paper is pre cut with this pattern in it and it's just divine! i've seen this used several different ways now and it's always stunning. Here is the paper itself...

Anyway besides this gorgeous paper I've just used some coordinating papers from the paper pad and a heap of dies from the collectables pack ... it's then just finished off with some buttons and bling ( I love bling at Christmas time LOL).

Thanks for looking,
Smiles from Kelly-ann.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sat. Sketch #5 Sep. 2012

This week I've used  the Lakehouse Collection for the sketch 
and how delightful the sketch was ... simple and classic! 

I love this kind of sketch, it really gives you the opportunity to interpret the sketch in different ways which is exactly what I've done here with these pretty flowery papers of the Lakehouse collection. 

I've really hit the outside edges of the page with a brick template from Crafters Choice... the good news is that Kaisercraft have just brought out their own templates which is thrilling for me as 
I LOVE templates, I can't wait to get my hands on those!! LOL

Thanks for stopping by for a look.
Cheers from Kelly-ann.

Here is the sketch this layout is based on...


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Turtle Dove Layout

This layout made with the Turtle Dove Collection is my favourite Christmas page so far this year... the photo is a silly disorganised one, but precious to me none the less and I loved the special feel that these papers and embellishments brought to my layout. 
This is also the the very thing I adore most about scrapbooking ... you truly don't need the best photos in the world to bring to life the best memories in your life, you can build that yourself buy adding colour, texture and movement ... if scrapbooking were a person I would be hugging them right now!
Thanks for dropping by, 
Smiles from Kel.