Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Little Toot

After taking a bit of a break from it I am back on the Kaisercraft bandwagon. There latest ranges have been fantastic. I particularly impressed with Little Toot - a great boy range that is perfect for my little guy. I think what Kaisercraft are trying to do is provide the 'complete' project. The papers correspond perfectly to the mini albums and frames and the embellishments can be used in so many different ways. Cute I think.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Card Camp week 2

I can highly recommend doing an online course it is superfun! It just stretches you in different ways - like boot camp for card making.
I must say I am using up a lot of my Basic Grey sweet threads pack - I'm hoping they go for a more muted colour story next week
I'm really pleased with how these three cards turned out. What do we all do with all these handmade cards?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fall Days

October Afternoon are fast becoming one of my favourite companies. Their mini kits which retail here for about $10 are great value and with a few added embellishments make for gorgeous little keepsakes. They seem to specialise in boy papers too which is great for me!
I've learnt that the most successful minis don't have all the elements for the one collection - by combining two or even three you can make it so unique. companies tend to work in the same palette so there is no real trick to combining. This mini combined 5 and Dime and Campfire ranges pretty seamlessly
I also think the best minis tell a story of a small moment in everyday life. This was an autumn afternoon walk that ended in some intense crafting.I called it Fall Days simply because I couldn't fit the word autumn on my cover, simple as that.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Little Toot

I had a lot of fun playing this weekend with Kaisercraft's new range Little Toot. It's rare for me to get my hands on new release papers at the start of the month. I usually like to see what the design team present first to get a good idea of the flexibility of the collection and buy things week three. Is that weird?I knew when I saw the preview at the end of June that this one was a must have for me so I actually had it arrive on the 1st July! My son Thom is an avid train fan (not just Thomas the Tank Engine, we are talking real trains - its crazy!)
In fact he likes anything the toots, beeps or honks. He seems to also really love looking at the minis I make of him, he is the star of the book after all.
Kaisercraft have recently introduced sticker sheets to the collections and they are fantastic. The chipboard elements in this range are great too because they have lots of dimension (see the cloud? awesome)
I was going to use their train wooden album but I've already used it twice! So the arrow worked well I think.
A really really fun Sunday afternoon project and a great new range for Kaisercraft.