Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scrapbooking page - Graphic 45 challenge

Graphic 45 Summer Layout Challenge
I decided to use the green page from the Wizard of Oz range. I decided that the Emerald city would make great grass, and then then with a bit of string, combine the hot air balloon to one of my daughters.  I wanted to use an unobvious piece of paper for this graphic 45 challenge, which was a summer layout.  It was time consuming to to cut all the edges of the page out, and insert other colours, I used the reverse of the page, on the leftand right  hand sides, and then black at the top and bottom.  I also had to cut the ballon out, and the clouds and move them.  I also wanted to use the No place like ......  I removed home, and put 1st place instead.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Artfull Crafts Design team Announcement

Hi everyone

This is so exciting, I am in the Artfull Crafts Design team, with all the talented ladies listed below.  Check out the website for Artfull Crafts .  Artfullcrafts

This is the release from Artfull Crafts blog, so make sure you go there to be in to win, the prize below. 

New Design Team Announcement!

It is with great delight that we announce the new Artfull Crafts Design Team for another year! We hope you love the variety of styles and projects that they will produce for you this year. For the next 10 days we are going to be hearing from each of the Design Team and each day there will be giveaways! So keep popping back here each day from tomorrow until the end of August. Miss a day, Miss a LOT!

Leave a comment of congratulations on this post by Tuesday lunchtime and we'll put you in the draw to win a Save the Date 6x6 Paper Pad from Kaisercraft to celebrate!

Firstly we introduce you to the Design Team Co-Ordinator...

Lowri has been running our Design Team since 2010 and also looks after the Marketing at Artfull Crafts. She is a busy mother to three small children and lives on a vineyard in Blenheim, NZ. She enjoys many types of papercrafting and loves making BTP projects, mini albums and other gifts to give away.

Lowri has a clean style of crafting and is currently on the In-House Design Team for Echo Park Paper and regularly contributes to top crafting blogs. In 2012 she has already been asked to design for Kaisercraft, Cosmo Cricket, Making Memorioes, Pink Paislee and Ruby Rock-It.

Click here to visit Lowri's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out her blog at

And now, drum roll....... please welcome the following NEW faces:

Vicki hails from Auckland New Zealand. She is married to Jase and has 3 children  - Natasja (12), Mikayla (9) and Jadeyn (6). You will get to know them well over the next year as she loves taking photos and scrapping them. She have been on the Kaisercraft design team for the last 2 years which has kept her very busy inbetween her real jobs of being a mum and doing accounting work from home. We're excited to welcome Vicki to the Artfull Crafts Teams.

Click here to visit Vicki's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out Vicki's blog at

Teresa is from Melbourne, Australia and works part time in a hospital laboratory as a Microbiologist. When she's not not crafting, she's working for her three young bosses - Jacob 12, Rachel 9 and Elouise 7. She's married to Sammy (her high school sweetheat).

Teresa has been crafting since she was a teenager, and her journey has taken her from calligraphy to cardmaking to stamping, scrapping and bookmaking. She's am currently on a few design teams including Darkroom Door Stamps and DownUnder Direct (an Australian wholesaler).  Teresa taught some Copic classes at Artfull Crafts last year and we look forward to her contribution to the team.

Click here to visit Teresa's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out Teresa's work on her blog

Robbi comes from Dunedin, New Zealand. She married her High School sweetheart and they have 3 amazing kids (all over 21) and a Beagle Pippa. You will see a lot of these guys over the next year as they are her main focus for scrapping. She has been scrapping for about the last 8 years and loves every minute of it.

Robbi has been on other DT's and has worked in a local scrapbook shop. She's kept in close contact with a lot of the ladies she's met over the years and currently teaches classes in the lower South Island. Robbi loves flowers and has a beautiful eye for detail. Her work is exquisite and we're looking forward to a year of creativity with Robbi.

Click here to visit Robbi's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out Robbi's blog at

Tracy lives in Taranaki, NZ, with two beautiful daughters and an understanding husband. She has been on several Dt's over the last 5 years or so and at the moment is is on 3 Marianne Design teams and others. Along with this she also co own/run Southern Girls Challenges with Louise (who was a previous DT member for Artfull Crafts). Tracy primarlily makes cards - but likes to dabble in other papercrafts as well. We look forward to working with her this year.

She loves being busy and by day she is a Sensorsory Cheese taster. She gets to taste cheese all day... from Swiss, Gouda, Parmesan, Edam, Mozzarella, to the slices they put in McDonads, Burger King ... and the list goes on.

Click here to visit Tracy's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out her blog at

Nichole is originally from the US, and moved to NZ about 5 years ago to be with her Kiwi partner. She started making cards so she could send them to my family and soon she got hooked! She loves paper and stamps and all the unique and fun designs that manufacturers come up with. Although Nichole is primarily a card-maker, she also enjoys altered objects and d├ęcor items too.

Her “day job” is in IT support and shes loves incorporating gadgets and blogging into the crafting mix. Her blog is an interesting mix of projects and product reviews and we're excited to welcome her on board.

Click here to visit Nichole's Gallery and her fav projects
Nichole can be found at

Jo lives in Morrinsville NZ and has experience as a craft store owner, a photographer and an ex caterer - so her hands are always busy!  Her and her husband have two daughters - Aly is 22, and Samantha is 18. 

Jo is going to be on off-the-page specialist for us this year - showing us how to create masterpieces for your, your friends and family. She crafts everyday and loves colour, texture, and smell and is really looking forward to getting her hands on new products, new off the page ideas, new colours, and getting to know everyone else on the team. We welcome Jo!

Click here to visit Jo's Gallery and her fav projects
You can check out some of Jo's BTP projects on her blog here.

And we welcome back 3 OLD faces (well not THAT old!!). These ladies are staying on for another term at Artfull Crafts.

Betsy Clark lives in Geraldine, NZ with her husband. She has grown-up children and enjoys being a grandmother. She's a respected member of the South Canterbury community - involved in her local church and in teaching craft classes. Artfull Crafts is fortunate to work closely with Betsy as she just lives "up the road". She's got her own local fan club too!

Betsy's cards are exquisite and much-admired. She is published monthly in the Kaisercraft Workshop magazine (under the name Miss Betsy!)  and she generously puts her cards on display in the Artfull Crafts Store. She loves using Martha Stewart Punches, Spellbinders, Magnolia stamps and enjoys searching the Internet for the newest products.

Click here to visit Betsy's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out her blog at

Sandy Ang is a paper-based crafter from the sunny, little island of Singapore.

She's a cardmaker, scrapper and off-the-page project creator. She loves playing with lines and shapes in her design and her style varies depending on the supplies she's working with. It ranges from classic to quirky and eclectic. Sandy approaches each project as an avenue for creative expression and as an exciting opportunity to try something new.

Sandy currently designs for Australian manufacturer Ruby Rock-It and US Kit Club Citrus Twist.

Click here to visit Sandy's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out her blog at 

Christine comes from a diary farm in Temuka, NZ and has a grown up family. She's been a keen crafter for many years and enjoy both making cards and scrapbooking. Christine loves using dies, embossing folders and stamps and she pays careful attention to the details on her creations. She loves to check out the blogs and is always interested in the new items that come to the market.

Luckily for us, Christine lives locally - and so we enjoy working closely with her with classes, crops and more!

Click here to visit Christine's Gallery and her fav projects
Check out Christine's blog at

Click here to head to all the Galleries now and don't forget to leave a comment and go in the draw to win a 6x6 pad.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Scrapbooking - My Dad

This was the hardest layout I have ever done.  My dad died, 11th April 2012, and this is the first layout I have done of him since then.  He was such a cool guy, and so handy in the garden and made me all sorts of things to play with.  I used two websters paper (the same one), and then i carefully cut out the roses, and the bird house and the clocks.  I layered a twiddleybitz chicken wire piece over the bottom, and then layered the 2nd page cut out pieces over the top with foam dots.  I then painted and embossed some wooden twiddleybitz vine, and added roses (his favourite).  I layered his photo on brown and then black bazzil cardstock.  I picked up this handmade paper at Senz, which looked like wood, so i ripped that and put it underneath the photo.  I then put silver nail brads all around the wood like piece, but decided that I didn't like that, so I added white roses, and wound them around the brads.  I added a star at the bottom left of the picture, and then the hammer.  I inked up twiddleybitz squares and added them to the top right, and just left it simple with the chipboard word DAD.  A few gold brads to give the birdhouse a life.  I know he would just shake his head at the layout, but this is him.  My Dad.   

Scrapbooking - Is Statue Bro

This is my baby brother, (heaps taller than me).  He was mucking around and decided to become a statue.  Hence the name, Hey Bro is statue.  I used kaisercraft sears and sons page.  I stenciled with paint using a crafters workshop template brick wall.  I then ripped the page, added a zip, and then a wooden penny farthing, that i embossed and inked.  I added some stickers from the same range, flags, and hat.  I folded one corner up and then added a few cogs.  i wanted something else a little different, so I decided on this one of a kind, sort of flower.  I used the clocks to make a flower shape, added string, and the one of a kind sticker over the top.   That is a Tim Holtz filmstrip underneath. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Kaisercraft - Craft caddy

This is my kaisercraft craft caddy.  I decorated it with Glitz paper, and some dusty attic chipboard products.  I added large metal label holders.  Also added some kaisercraft flowers and some leaves.  I found this little cameo, which I love.  I painted and papered the chipbard girl piece, and inked the edges.  The houses down below, I painted, stamped and embossed and sprayed with glimmer mist.  Then I added a little fence and some leaves, that are pretending to be trees.  I added pink ribbon on the front and all the edges I decided to try something different, and I used glimmer glam and glimmer glaze to paint.  The caddy rotates, so the same design is on both sides.
  A few bits of bling. I used large brads are in the metal holders.  Now I have filled it, with my favourite glues, my tape.  The drawers contain all my brads, and buttons, and metal stuff that I like close at hand.   

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Scrapbooking - Click

My daughters both got new cameras for Christmas, I took the photo of them taking photos of me, which I usually avoid at all cost.  This is just using Crafters workshop template.  I then just added, layers of paper, flowers and an old photographer instructions that I found in a book.  Some flowers and, brad, and some rubons. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Flag Book

This is my flag book, I got a lovely email, that had some fantastic pictures.  So i decided to make a flag book from it.  I covered some card, and then added a strip of metal tape, that I embossed with a 10 seconds studio pattern, through the cuttlebug.  I hten added alcohol inks and buffed it up.  I added soem websters pages ribbon and then some kaisercraft flowers, black, purple and the new grape.  Then i added a little pink around the quote on the front.  Then i added a few pink flowers, to bring the colour through.  Then I added a kaisercraft brad and then used 7 gypsies elastic strip to close the book.  I added a delish metal embellishment, when I give this book away, i will put the persons name in here.  I added a prima chandelier for a wow factor.  All the corners were rounded with a zutter corner rounder.
This is the inside of the flag book.  I mounted each of the saying and pictures onto a range of pink, purpole and black bazzill cardstock.  I inked all the edges of the the flags.  I used the paper that was on the cover also onto the inside pages of the flag book. 
I will personalise the book, once I decide who is going to get it.