Saturday, April 30, 2011

kaisercraft again!

I forced myself to go to a 'normal' scrapbooking store today instead of Kaisercraft, and you know what - I missed it! I think I'll just order their new ranges online and stick to my monthly outlet store visit. I did get some lovely October Afternoon paper, a Martha Punch and a corner chomper so it wasn't all bad!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I heart kaisercraft

design team application

Project 1: Babushka dress up dolls
These are a Christmas gift for a babushka crazy 5 year old girl They are to be attached to her wardrobe door. Loved mixing the wood dolls with the babushka paper. Supercute.

Project 2: Easter place cards
Bubblegum Hills got a good work out this Easter! I wanted to create something simple and fresh that would bring a sense of occasion to the table.

Project 3: Easter wrapping
They say in Japan sales assistants learn to wrap before they sell. I am a wrapping fanatic and am always sourcing new and pretty ways to adorn gifts. I thought Nan's favourites offered a nice homey feel to these parcels.

Project 4: Lush Card Set
One of my favourite gifts to give is a set of cards and tags. I loved the Lush collection - the palette was very fresh and pretty without being overly fussy. I do apologise for the picture quality - it actually was a gift that has already been received!
Project 5: Christmas book
I loved combining Tis the Season, Belle and Dear Santa collections for my Christmas album. The papers were so rich I felt that they didn't need much embellishment.

Project 6: Coaster set
my all time favourite Kaisercraft collection has been Secret Bird Society. I have used it for scrap lay outs, Christmas decorations, mini cards and tags. I loved the way these coasters turned out, they were also a gift.

project 7:Double Layout.
Oh Lullaby, what a lovely collection. I have been so inspired and amazed by what people have created using these papers and embellishments. Double layouts are a real challenge but I love the simplicity of this one. Helps that my Thom is such a cutie.

Project 8: Single Layout
my l/o style = lots of lines, a series of photos that tell a story, clustered embellishments, dimension. I do like mixing collections too but in this instance I think the Konstrukt set works well. The yellow t shirt provides the pop of colour.

Project 9: Placemat set.
The Homemade collection is a great example of how the design can do all of the work for you. I used different aspects of the same page and different squares for the coasters to add interest. I sealed it with furniture wax making them totally waterproof - these ones here have been in use for a few weeks now!

Project 10: Bits and Bobs container
I'm one of those crafters who keep every scrap of paper and I'm often decoupaging these little containers. I loved prairie lane and had some other complimentary bits and wooden flourishes. I really love it on my work desk full of my fabric flowers.
Project 11: TV Dinner Tin
Well I love Nan's Favourites and have been using it constantly since its release. So again, scraps put to good use. We treat ourselves to a TV dinner on the weekend and this holds our utensils. I have visions of doing matching dinner trays and napkin rings!

Project 12: train book
My son Thomas is train crazy. I wanted to make a book that he could look at a remember all the times he's played on little trains or seen big trains. He's only two so I didn't want anything fussy, it's all about the photos and the titles.

My next 12 projects will be:
  1. a posy of paper flowers using Chanteuse for Mothers Day for my mum
  2. Wooden Bunting as a baby gift decoupaged with Party Animals for my best friend
  3. Trinket box using Love Notes for my teenage daughter
  4. Baby announcement card gift set using Lullaby for my best friend
  5. Elephant bookends decoupaged using Junglebug for my son
  6. A travel journal of my daughters trip to New Caledonia using Pack your Bags
  7. A brag book for the overseas grandma using Up Up and Away
  8. A wooden tray decoupaged using Chapter One for my mum
  9. A set of cards and tags presented in a box using Bubblegum Hills for my cousins birthday
  10. A recipe box house warming gift using Nan's Favourites for moving neighbours
  11. A high school memory book using Class of '87 for my daughter
  12. Invitations to my 40th birthday breakfast using Nan's Favourites
I believe that the recording of our social history through scrap booking and memory keeping is not only one of the greatest joys but also acts as an important legacy for our families and friends. Often when I am creating these things, small as some of them may be, I wonder how they will be viewed in 100 years. I hope that my distant great great great grandchildren will continue the tradition.
Love Ramona xxx

Friday, April 22, 2011


nearly out of bubblegum hills paper so made the flower and the bows out of Nans favourites (Kaisercraft of course).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


saw a supercute technique on youtube for making these bows!

Monday, April 18, 2011


well it's a busy week for me! so much Easter crafting to do before Sunday. Bubblegum Hills again - great fun. I picked up the rhinestone bling for $1 - gotta love the bargain bin at the Kaisercraft outlet

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Bought some papers on sale at he weekend and I loved this flower shape so I cut it out and placeed it on the Kaisercraft bubblegum hills paper with the addition of some pretty butterflies and stripy 'awning'. Something pretty for the bathroom wall I think.


I'm really interested in doing a 6x6 album. I prefer the smaller scale I think, it suits my style. Kaisercraft paper pads are perfect for this. I'm really loving the Bubblegum Hills collection for my Easter crafts and I think it really worked well on this too.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Using Bubblegum hills a lot because of Easter coming up. stretched my making muscles late last night and did these little artworks using scraps. frame stamp is from the Lullaby collection. everything is Kaisercraft at the moment because I'm getting a DT application ready.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

foily butterflies

I'm doing a tonne of Easter projects at the moment and Kaisercraft's Bubbblegum Hills collection is perfect for this. I'll show more of these next week but for now a quick card. inspired by the work of scrap genius Kristina Werner - if you haven't seen her work jump here...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cafe Life

The Kaisercraft Saturday sketches are a really good way of picking up new lay out ideas and techniques. This is there 2nd one for April and it was great to try and adapt the sketch to my own design.

Mix it up

Using Kaisercraft's Hippy Girl paper, Lush die cuts, wood flourish, paper flowers, small and large alphas, green and black pearls. This is for the Kaisercraft April Mix it Up challenge. Too much fun on a sunny autumn afternoon

Friday, April 8, 2011


Once in a while in our house we treat ourselves to a TV dinner. Last week I broke the beautiful porcelain beaker I usually put the cutlery in. I think this tin, decorated with Kaisercraft's new Nan's Favourites range, with wood flourishes, mini alphas and gingham ribbon will do the trick from now on.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Great quick project made easier by using my Martha Stewart circle cutter. using Kaisercraft's Secret Bird Society again - plan to use every last scrap of this collection I love it so! I also used kaiserpaint - a base of sea breeze and distressed with raw umber and coated 4 times with mod podge. It was a nice way to spend an hour in the evening that's for sure. A nice birthday gift too!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Card Making workshop with Emma and the ladies at Kaisercraft. Lovely English Rose papers and the flowers - oooooh la la