Crafternoon- Crafting Memories

PAPERS: CRAFTERNOON Collection: P2838-Handmade (reverse Graph), P2840-Crochet, P2845-DIY, P2841-Back Stitch(reverse), P2839-Decoupage(reverse), P2846-Cut & Paste, P2843-Measured,
KC PRODUCTS: CT972- Collectables, CR218-Curios, FL659- Flourish Pack, SK818- Sticker Book, Cardstock- White & Aqua

“I felt this range of papers told the story of crafters and felt it would make a great memory of the Kaiser design team 2019/20”. AmG.

This range has colours which are bright and cheerful which is how we scrapbookers are most of the time. For me crafting is happiness & all the quotes and sayings pertained to how I feel when I’m making memories for my family and friends. I selected a large photo which is double matted and raised to add dimension. After creating my base pages I started gathering the collectables, lots of fussy cutting of doilies, flowers and leaves and stickers which I adhered to cardstock to enable them to be mounted with foam tape.

I then proceeded to build my left and right side flourish of embellishments to be slightly similar, then adhered them in place. On the left page I used the main quote: we gather up pictures….. as an image mounted on foam tape I tucked pretties around using DS tape and foam tape . I tucked more pretties around the photo, added some curios and wooden flourishes to complete.

There are full instructions for this double layout project downloadable and /or printable available HERE. I hope I have inspired you to have a crafternoon with this Crafternoon range .

Happy Scrapping till next time

Annette x

Technique Tuesday – Adding Dimension

Adding dimension and depth to your photo

Hello and welcome, Annette here, today is my day to share a technique, I found this a great way to add depth to an image by layering a smaller photo centrally over a larger one. On this layout I have used only two photos however I have previously used three to emphasize the fullness of a large tree. I hope you find this a helpful idea and give it a try.

Sand the edges of the photos to give an distinct edge
Adhere both photos centrally on top of each other with a piece of cardboard,
I use cardboard as it holds the photo firmly
Side view of this technique on my finished layout

THANKFUL…… The Australian theme of this range prompted me to design a page featuring our national flower-the beautiful golden wattle..

PAPERS: UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection: P2836-Wattle, P2831-Bottle Brush (reverse), P2829-Protea(reverse),P2834-Cockatoo,

KC PRODUCTS: Cardstock – Lemonade, Cardstock – Kraft, SK817-Sticker Book, CT917-Collectables, FL 658-Flourish Pack, F646-Buttercream

Would you believe there was a glorious wattle in full bloom hanging over the back fence and a blue sky above I was able to get a great photo without leaving home .. just perfect ..

Then gathering all my chosen papers and trimmings I proceeded to play ..

Hoping I have inspired you to have a creative day .. have a wander through the blog and check out many other projects created by the Kaisercraft Design Team using this terrific Aussie range …. super awesome. I you wish instructions for my layout which can be downloaded & printed can be found HERE

Happy Scrapping till next time …Annette X


PAPERS: STARRY NIGHT COLLECTION: P2823-Magic, P2824- Miraculous (reverse) P2822-Striking
KC PRODUCTS: KM132-gold mist, F629- Buttercream Paper blooms, CR236-Curios,

SK816-Starry Night

Hello all, Annette here today sharing with you my project created with the new Christmas range ‘Starry Night’ of absolutely stunningly different colours from the norm, black/navy/grey with shiny gold foil on cream, so rich, so luscious. I chose a black /white photo matted on white cardstock & Magic (black with gold slatters).

I sprayed gold mist diagonally across the page then lots of fussy cutting of the poinsettias petals to singles, and gathering them, the collectables and buttercream roses I arranged a floral display to highlight the photo of my youngest granddaughter taken about 7 years ago ..

Some flicks of gold mist are then added over the page and flowers for extra shine and I added some amber glass beads to floral display for extra bling.

I hope you have been inspired to create your Christmas layout , you can download or print off my instructions by clicking HERE.

Happy Scrapping

Annette x

Peppermint Kisses – Holly Jolly Christmas

PAPERS: PEPPERMINT KISSES Collection: P2612 Bright Baubles, White Cardstock, P2616 Minty, P2615 HoHoHo, P2611 Fun & Festive, P2617 Santa & Co, P2819 Under the Tree,
KC PRODUCTS: CT969 Collectables, CR215 Curios, SK815 Sticker Book,

Hello all, Annette here today sharing with you a double layout project created with the playful Christmas range “Peppermint Kisses”. I felt it was ideal for my granddaughter on Christmas morning sharing her joy after opening her gifts from under the tree.

After layering my chosen papers and photos the fussy cutting began, then I gathered all the selected pieces from the collectables package and the sticker book.

Arranging these embellishments I them adhered to the pages using wet glue and foam tape to add dimension. A couple of the pretty curios and chosen quote finished off my project. I hope you have been inspired to play with these fun pages to create your own special Christmas Layouts.

You can download and /or print off my instructions by clicking HERE

Till next time

Happy Scrapping …… Annette x

Challenge #8 – Christmas Ornament

PAPERS: LET IT SNOW Collection: P2827 Astounding P2828 Radiant P2821 Modern
KC PRODUCTS: Collectables CT970, curios CR216, Wooden Flourishes

With Christmas just a whisker away it came to mind we all probably own or have seen a beautiful ornament that highlights what the season means to us, our families and friends. This little angel singing with such fervor belongs to a very dear friend and I photographed and framed it as part of my decorations. The quote reads: The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, which is why I titled my layout Joy to the World…..

So your challenge is:
Create a layout/card/mixed media with your favourite ornament and upload to KaiserCraft Challenge Corner with the hashtag #kccornerchallenge8 at the bottom of your post so we can find it. Also there is an album set up in thje group to post your entries into as well. So head over to our facebook page to be in the running to win a prize … looking forward to seeing your takes on this challenge

.. best wishes Annette

JOY to the WORLD : I really enjoyed creating this Christmas layout, this range is so stunning and so different to the usual Christmas colours. I played with many ideas and combinations as the papers are so gorgeous and realized I was just fiddling around and it was now time to get serious….

Starting with a black cardstock base I added the gold holly leaves on cream and continued to build from there, adding some white doilies from my stash to soften the straight edges. I do distress my edges of papers as I prefer the slightly shabby look. Fussy cutting, collectables, wooden flourishes and curios adhered to the page with foam tape for extra dimension completed the layout. I hope I have inspired you today not only to do the challenge.

The full instructions for this layout is downloadable and/or printable from HERE.

Wow!!!! so many wonderful entries in Challenge #7 , you all created such fabulous projects please take the time to pat yourselves on the back. It certainly was a challenge to find just two winners, however after must deliberation I announce THE WINNERS: of the Challenge 7 are the following:

CHARMANE SHARP for her fabulous layout showing family sharing a tradition of pulling handmade crackers using the ‘Let it Snow’ collection
SHARON ANN BROWN for her beautifully embossed card using ‘Let it Snow’

Congratulations Charmane & Sharon Ann , please contact Melissa Kennedy to collect your prizes

& to all who shared their projects for the challenge#7 thank you.

Now this challenge is : Christmas Ornament, share with us your favourite Christmas ornament,

it can be a card,a layout or a mixed media

Get your entries in! All you need to do is upload your project to the Challenge #8 Album
in our Facebook Group Kaisercraft Corner.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #kccornerchallenge8

Happy Scrapping till next time

Cheers Annette x

SPARKLE – Let it Shine Collection

Hello and Welcome,
It’s Annette here, delighted to be sharing my first project as a member of the Kaisercraft Design Team. This collection is so pretty, the shades of turquoise with shiny silver and white, just perfect non-traditional Christmas pages or snow holidays. I chose to create a LO of my daughter, who always leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.

PAPER: LET IT SNOW Collection: P2808 All is Calm, P2806 Pine Forest, plus reverse & quote strip, P2803 Delightful, P2804 Twinkle Star
KC PRODUCTS: Cardstock: 2 x Slate,1 x White. Die cut, F632Flowers, SK814Sticker Book, Rhinestones- Clear, KM127Kaiser Mist, Flourish pack – Shine small wooden snowflakes,
OTHER: Silver Glitter, Lace and larger wooden snowflakes.

I love to frame my pages, so using the deep SLATE grey as my base and then WHITE cardstock, I felt it highlighted the completed page perfectly. Distressing and shabbying ?? (is that really a word) is another feature of my scrapbooking ‘style’.

I also triple matted my photos as they are the main focal point. Don’t we scrapbook is to tell a story however simple about our photos?
I also misted, added rhinestones and glitter to complement the title ‘SPARKLE’.

There are many layers of prettiness with lace and clusters, I hope you like what I have created. if you wish to create your version of my Layout the instructions can be found HERE.

Bye for now, Happy Scrapping, Annette x


You can find the Let it Snow Collection in store now at your local stockist or online at Kaisercraft

BOYS will be BOYS- layout by Annette Gearside

Hello all and welcome .. it’s fantastic to see you here, This is Annette sharing my first blog post as a design team member and what better way than with this super masculine range ‘ WORKSHOP’. Love the grungy look of this collection, with blue/grey with a touch of rust, so awesome for the boys& men in your life.

BOYS will be BOYS

PRODUCTS USED: PAPERS: WORKSHOP Collection: P2798-Courageous, P2801Chivalrous, P2797-Gallant

KC PRODUCTS: Cardstock ‘Anchor’ Inks IP751-Chocolate, IP747Denim, Wooden Cogs, CS364-Stamp, CT967-Collectables, SK813-Sticker book, IT494-Stencil

I really like to frame my Layouts so I used cardstock , then my chosen patterned papers, distressing all edges to add to the grungy look, then applying thick heavy gesso through a stencil then stamping for dimension.

I double matted two of my photos and the centre feature photo was framed to highlight. you may also notice my photos are not perfect, a little blurry , they still however tell a story & preserve memories.

I inked & glazed the wooden cogs, plus used bits from the collectables & fussy cut some cogs from the patterned paper , these have been added with various thicknesses of foam tape.

I framed my feature photo with the ruler print, I felt this pic truly portrayed my grandson who absolutely groans when I ask for a posed pic, truly I could create an album of poked tongues & screwed up facial expressions. I have started to use them because it him to a ‘T’ the joker.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating with this ‘WORKSHOP range of papers and I know you will also, if you wish to create a similar LO my instructions for this layout are HERE.

Bye for now, till next time,

Happy Scrapping, Annette

For Someone Special

Hello !! Welcome !! When asked by Melissa Kennedy to be a Guest Designer for May I was absolutely delighted. It was so wonderful to play with this gorgeous collection titled ‘With Love’, the patterns are so feminine, the colours so pretty & girlie & all highlighted with gold. I knew I just had to use a photo of my granddaughter taken for her birthday.

I chose to use a black/white photo so it would pop off the page & allow the colours to shine.


Papers Used: P2748 With love | P2752 Sending Love |P2749 Someone Special | P2755 Just Because | P2756 All my Love | CT 961Coloured Collectables |

Others: Lace |Ink |Border punch

There are many layers built onto the patterned paper base, I like the distressed look so all papers are distressed & edges inked. Spending some time fussy cutting & inking the flowers & leaves, I proceeded to build the page using foam tape to build up the layers.

fussy cutting

I then tucked in the greetings, labels & butterflies


The strips under the flowers are from the title strips of the papers

SS layers 1rs

I was really loved creating with this Kaisercraft range & my wish is I have inspired you to play as well. Thank You so much for the opportunity to share!!

Happy Scrapping

Annette Gearside.