March Guest Designer Karen Moss – Together with Golden Grove


Karen here again with the second of my Guest Designer projects using Golden Grove.

For this layout I wanted to focus on the gorgeous yellow flowers that are one of the main features of the collection.


I started by cutting 1/4 in from the top and one side of the Fallen Leaves paper and mounted this onto white card.

I then cut 1 in from the bottom and left of the Sweet Pear paper and added to the centre of the Fallen Leaves.  I  marked where my photo was going to go used a Saffron ink pad to ink through a doily stencil at the top left and bottom right of where I had marked.  Once dry I added my photo.

I ‘fussy cut’ the postcards and flowers from Soft Moss and flowers from Golden Dahlia. I added the flowers and postcards to the left of my page, leaving plenty of room to tuck the fussy cut flowers underneath.


All I needed to do to finish my page was to tuck some Collectables  under the top left and bottom right of my photo, add the two photo corners, with I embellished with some deep yellow rhinestones and use the word ‘together’ from the Collectables pack as my title .



I hope you have enjoyed reading about my layouts as much as I have enjoyed making them.


March Guest Designer Karen Moss – Love You with Golden Grove


Karen here and I was thrilled to be asked by Chrissy to be a guest designer this month  – maybe not quite as thrilled as when I saw the delicious box of Golden Grove that arrived on my doorstep!


For the first of my two layouts I was inspired by one of the banding strips which said  ‘ You & I Make The Perfect Pair’.


I used the spot side of Collated as my base and mounted a slightly smaller square of  Greenary onto the centre of this.


I cut the two frames (cutting away the pear and flowers at the top to allow me to slip my photos underneath) and ‘Love You’ from the bottom of the Thoughtful paper and then cut a six inch strip  to place across the middle of my page.

28951385_10211605381554027_7436344455474446336_n_edited-1Next I trimmed the row of pears and the cut-a-parts from the bottom of the Grateful paper and added to the top of the strip of pears.  Using a border punch I made a strip to go at the top and bottom of my centre strip using Soft Moss but making sure I didn’t cut the postcards and flowers on the front of the paper.

All that was left to finish my page was to add my photos and Love You title and to embellish with some pieces from the pack of Collectables.

Looking forward to showing you my next project


Living the dream with Havana Nights

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my first project using the Havana Nights Kaisercraft collection.

IMG_8721I love the summery tones in this collection and have used the stamps that go with the collection around the layout.

I started by using the pastel stripy side of the Exotic paper as my base, then cut down a piece of  Coconut Weave Kaisercard by 1/4 of an inch on two adjacent sides.

Next I used the Sew Easy Tool stitch piercer to pierce around two corners, then stitched with some pale green thread.

I  stuck my card to the base, then used lots of rectangles of papers from the 6.5 x 6.5  pad to mat across the top half of the page. Trying them in all sorts of different orders together with one of the sentiments from the Ferns paper.  I like to use the pad for this quite often as the patterns are the same as the main collection but on a smaller scale so it gives more variety to your page,then matted my photo on some of the same papers then placed on the layers.

IMG_8677When I was happy with the order I started stamping with the lovely co – ordinating stamp set .

I used the outline flower and solid flower and one of the mosaic type squares to stamp around the layout with a variety of distress inks, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick.

IMG_8680 IMG_8691I used a piece of card to mask off where I didn’t want to stamp on the papers, cut the little solid flower out and tucked it under a triangular piece of mosaic paper in the left hand bottom corner. I also fussy cut some of the flowers from the paper pad and layered them with foam tape on this corner.


IMG_8700 IMG_8718I also used some of the die cuts from the Collectables to embellish the layout and some pink hearts from the Epoxy Stickers .

IMG_8699I hope you have been inspired by this collection, happy crafting !

~ Denise ~

Making Memories with Rose Avenue

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my final project using Rose Avenue Collection.


I thought I’d change it up a bit and go ‘blue’ this time. Although it looks like a mainly pink collection you could easily make it blue or green as there are many different colours in the collection. I have quite a few masculine photos so this worked well !

I started by using some Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks which I watered down and made the background with on some Coconut Weave Kaisercard.

I then used the some of the inks through the  Waffle stencil on two corners of  the base.

Waffle 6x6 Designer Stencil

113I used papers from the 6×6 paper pad to back some flowers inside a heart cutfile and to also matt my photo on to.

My white base was cut down by one cm on two adjacent sides then stuck onto a piece of Patio paper.

Next I used some of the elements from the Sticker Sheet to embellish – adding some photo corners from the sticker sheet in two of the corners. 108I also layered some die cuts from the Collectables around the layout.111I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects from the team this time,and that you are a tiny bit inspired !

~ Denise

A Concertina Card with High Tea

Hello everyone,

Denise here with a nice little concertina card using the Kaisercraft  High Tea Collection.

I’ve made this before and it is one I found on the internet.

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 33 53-2I started using a piece of Coconut Weave Kaisercard measuring 15 x 27 cm.

I then scored it at 4,10 and 16cm.

Photo 16-05-2017, 23 14 09Next, it was folded concertina style.

Photo 16-05-2017, 23 14 52I used some papers from the 6.5 x6.5 paper pad to cover the card – there are some beautiful designs in this collection and lots to choose from in the pad.

Photo 16-05-2017, 23 16 16I covered the sections with the papers

Photo 17-05-2017, 14 07 32Then I used some of the Collectables from the pack to embellish..

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 33 36I then threaded some ribbon through the front and round the back.

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 32 06I also added some gorgeous pink paper flowers in Fairy Floss and Dusky Pink and gems at the front.

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 32 14Finally I went round the edges with one of the Kaiserpens in Black

I also added some ink round some of the doily with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

I hope you like this little project, its really easy to make and just a bit different for a change


Thankful with Barber Shoppe

Hi everyone,

Denise here with another layout using th fabulous Kaisercraft  Barber Shoppe Collection.

056I started with Licorice Kaisercard for my base.

Next, I took the Artifacts self embossed glossy paper and starting with Black Soot distress ink went round the edges very slightly. Next I took Chipped Sapphire distress ink and went all over the design, it’s great watching the design come to life as you ink over it. Next I took some Frayed Burlap ink and went over with that too.  I was going for a kind of vintage feel.

002004048Once I had inked all over I then cut the paper into three strips. I used one at the top of the layout and one at the bottom. I cut some items from the last strip that was left to use for embellishments on the page which were raised up on foam tape.

052 034Next I used a strip of the Beard paper across the middle of the layout attaching the strips of inked Artisan at the top and bottom.

My photo which was 6 x 4 inches was initially matted on to a piece of Comb paper then layered with two fanned pieces of Beard paper and finally a piece of Razor paper using the black side which looks embossed .

Across where the papers joined at the bottom I used a strip from the sticker sheet which looks like an old ruler and then used some of the old aeroplane stickers from the same sheet on top of the ruler border.

055From the Sticker Sheet I cut some wording, inked around the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink then mounted it on to foam tape.

I used lots of die cuts from the Collectables pack to layer around my photo as embellishments.



045Finally I took  some of the Antique Gold Kaisermist and sprayed over the layout after taking the lid off and using the applicator to drip some onto the layout too.

054I hope you’ve enjoyed this little look into how I made the layout and that it may have inspired you. There will be lots more coming your way from the team with some amazing new collections.

~ Denise ~

Celebrate Today with Barber Shoppe

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my first project, a layout using the lovely Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Collection.

096This collection is a lovely mix of  cogs, watches, cars and many other items in great shades of grey brown and blue – perfect for a photo of my three sons at one of their weddings recently.

064I started by using a sheet of Powder Blue Kaisercard. I took a Cogs Stencil and applied Texture Paste onto the four corners of the card with a palette knife.065 067Once the paste had dried, I sprayed over two of the corners with Winter Grey Kaisermist.

068Next I went over the design with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on two corners.

073The next thing was to lay on the special Mechanism Die Cut paper.

070This had been edged with Tumbled Glass ink.

074My photo was matted onto Licorice Kaisercard

076I used lots of Collectables from the pack to embellish the page.

091I also used some borders from the Sticker Sheet and 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad 

090The word ‘Brothers’ was cut from one of the pages in the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

092This is a great collection and I hope you have been inspired to try the texture paste and stencil – there are lots to choose from in the shop in all manner of designs.

Please pop back for some more amazing creations from our lovely new Design Team members.

~ Denise ~

The Secret Ingredients with Bon Appetit

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my last Bon Appetit Collection layout.

069This layout is all about a recipe of a different kind – my middle son has just got married ..when I looked through the papers the green florally one together with some beautiful paper flowers  matched really well with my photo.

I used Vanilla  Weave Kaisercard as my base, I covered it with a sheet of Floured paper. I then cut a piece of Knead paper to 5.5 x 12 and stuck it to the left of the layout.

Next I used some texture paste  through a cross stencil – then sprinkled glitter into it .

046 - Copy

046I then placed the foiled Plate Die Cut paper onto the layout once the texture paste was dry.

I matted my photo which was 6 x 4 onto a piece of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. The paper was a little dark so I sprayed it with some White Kaisermist 070I die cut a heart from a script paper in the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad using the Decorative Heart die

Some bracket shapes were used at the side of the mat from the 6×6 pad 

I also used a lovely flourish die to add some more embellishment to the of them which I cut down as it was too long accidentally caught and made a heart shape – so I left it !

056The paper roses were sprayed with Antique Gold Kaisermist, I then tapped some glue over the petals and dipped into some glitter 047

051the photo doesn’t show the glitter off too well but they look lovely and sparkly.

069I used quite a lot of stickers from the Sticker Sheet on the layout too, the tabs, the wording and some of the bracket squares.

The plants and leaves were from the Collectables Pack.

Finally I inked around the edges with Bundled Sage Distress Ink .

I hope you’ve enjoyed our projects with the collection and do pop back for some more inspiration soon

~ Denise ~

Adventures using Old Mac

Hello everyone,

Denise here with another layout using the lovely Kaisercraft Old Mac Collection .

I decided this was a perfect collection to use the photos of my son and his girlfriend visiting the elephants in Thailand and made a start using Coconut Weave Cardstock 

OldMac3a 003Some of the Acres paper was cut down very slightly to use on the base. I then took some of the fabulous Rusty paper, cut it down then used a punch around the edges. Next I used some of the Countryside paper – very apt looking like straw ! -which I ripped along the edge and placed it top and bottom of the Rusty paper. These were then stuck to the cardstock.

I took some Burlap Roll measuring approximately 2″ x 6″ and tacked along one long edge with a needle and cotton. I drew it all together to make a flower shape then stitched the ends together. I also pulled some of the burlap thread away at the edge to ruffle the flower a bit. I hid the join by folding it over then stapled the whole thing at the middle. I then punched a star to cover the middle.

OldMac3 003Using some of the threads I had pulled, I tied them into a bow.

OldMac3 004Next I matted my photos on to some of the Acres paper – then took a rectangle piece of Burlap measuring 8″ x 6″ and laid it diagonally across the base securing it with some double sided tape.

I then  placed my photos where I wanted them to go and laid some of the collectables around the edges tucking them under carefully. I also punched some flower and heart shapes using the Acres and Yee Haa papers . When I was happy with the placement I stuck my photos down.

OldMac3 007Underneath the photo at the bottom right I tucked a tiny piece of the Coastal Escape Die Cut Paper 

I cut some of the words from one of the manufacturer’s strips from the bottom of the papers and placed them on top of the die cut paper.

OldMac3 008Finally I inked around the edges of the white cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and finished embellishing with some punched elements and gems.

OldMac3 006I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post – see you soon with some more inspiration!

~ Denise ~

The Swimming Pigs – Coastal Escape

Hi Everyone, Linda here.

I’ve had the pleasure of playing with the fabulous Kaisercraft Coastal Escape collection this month – the most stunning papers and beautiful colours. I knew immediately which photo’s to use!

IMG_0228 smallI began with Underwater and the clear stamp set, adding some coral to the bottom right of the page and also, part-stamped the middle left too afterwards.

IMG_0223 smalI flicked spots onto the page using Turquoise Kaisermist, the delivery boxes make fabulous spray stations.

IMG_0217 smallI cut my photographs into circles @ 3 1/4″ diameter along with a selection of larger and smaller circles using Shells, Seagrass and Water, ensuring I got the bubbles, then arranged them on the page for placement.

IMG_0229 smallAll the edges were then distressed and inked with Faded Jeans Distress ink. The top layers are raised on mounting tape for dimension.

Back to the stamps next, I used the shell stamp on Shells and Latte Kaisercard, then cut them out and shaped them with a bone folder.  I also stamped and cut out the seahorses and some starfish from the Latte Kaisercard. These were spritzed with the Turquoise Kaisermist which left a lovely sheen.


IMG_0231 smallThey have been added with mounting foam for more dimension. More flicks of the mist were added too.

IMG_0230 smallFinally lots of strings of pearls were added, to look like more bubbles.

IMG_0232 smallThe title was cut from Licorice Kaisercard.

Check back soon for more fabulous layouts from the team, until then,

Take care,

~ Linda ~