Challenge Corner #12 – Beach/Sea

Welcome to Challenge Corner no 12 for 2019. And because we are moving into summer, what better way than to celebrate summer with the Unchartered Waters collection! In fitting with that your project (card, layout or off the page) must be sea or beach themed.

Here is some inspiration created by the design team for you

Explore by Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Kaisercraft products used: P2850 Streak; P2851 Tide Pool; P2852 Droplet, P2853 Sea Shore; P2854 Pelagic; PP1079 6½x6½ paper pad; SK819 Sticker book; CT973 Collectables

Instructions and more closeups can be found here and all Kaisercraft products are available here

Rest and Relax by Michelle van Oudtshoorn

Details for this card will be on the blog on the 17th November

Beach Day by Rikki Graziani

If you would like to play along, we would love to see you create with the Unchartered Waters collection, however if you don’t have this collection yet, then any Kaisercraft collection will be fine.
For your chance to win upload a photo of your project to KAISERCRAFT CORNER with the hashtag #KCBeachChallenge12 so we can pick up your entry PLUS add this your photo to the CHALLENGE #12 Photo Album (this needs to be done for your entry to count) by November 28th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s wonderful projects!

Winners of Challenge no 9:

Apologies we missed the winners for Challenge no 9. Some great entries! So here they are:

Natasha Evans

Sharon Ann Brown

Winners of Challenge no 11:

And again such stunning entries – made it really hard to select the winners. Congratulations to the following entries:

Helen Franklin

Debra Weston

Winners of challenge 9 and 11, please PM Melissa Kennedy your info.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Technique Tuesday – Fussy Cutting

Hi Everyone, Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday. Today I will be sharing with you the art of “Fussy Cutting” – also what fussy cutting means, what you can fussy cut and my preferred tools to use to fussy cut with.

Kaisercraft products used: Uncharted Waters Collection P2849 Hook x 2|P2850 Streak|P2851 Tide Pool|P2853 Sea Shore x 2|P2854 Pelagic|CT973 Collectables|CD313 Caramel Kaisercard|

When I first started Scrapbooking I hadn’t even heard of the term “fussy cutting” however I soon discovered I loved the idea of cutting out beautiful flowers and images from the gorgeous papers and it was a friend who then said to me – “you love your fussy cutting don’t you” and that is how I found out what it meant and my projects over the years have featured more & more fussy cutting. So Fussy Cutting is: Cutting out specific images from your paper. 

Here are a few images cut from the gorgeous Uncharted Waters papers.

I think the term “Fussy Cutting” originated from cutting material, this is what I found on Google:
“A fussy cut is a piece of fabric that’s been cut to target a specific area of a print, rather than cutting the yardage into random pieces”.

I am really drawn to beautiful floral papers, I love fussy cutting all the flowers then arranging them into clusters on my layouts – however, you don’t need pretty floral papers to be able to fussy cut, even with this beautiful “Uncharted Waters” collection there are many, many things to fussy cut. The shells and other sea themed images.

………even the ropes, (which then look 3D) anchors and shells from the “Sea Shore” paper. The corner netting image from the Hook paper which I have cut out twice, the second one slightly smaller and then layered it up on top of the first one to give some height and dimension (see image below)

….and for some extreme fussy cutting, how about this netting (below) from the “Streak” paper which I have then added to the bottom of my layout.

so yes, you can fussy cut anything!!! why not give it a go!!

There is not a set tool or scissors that you Should use to fussy cut, you can use what ever you feel comfortable using, I found very early on into my fussy cutting that I loved using one specific pair of small curved nail scissors which I still use today. (the ones on the right in below image) I do have about three other slightly different pairs of small scissors but these are just in case I loose my favourite pair as they have now been discontinued

Once all the fussy cutting has been done you can put your layout together. Another reason I love fussy cutting is that I find it very relaxing – and gives your projects that little extra lovely touch.

……..and you can use foam pads to give some height and dimension to your fussy cut elements

Thank you for popping by, I hope I have inspired you to do some fussy cutting on your projects, I look forward to seeing them in Kaiser Corner.

You can find all these beautiful Uncharted Waters products over on the Kaisercraft website

You can find the instructions for my layout here

Happy crafting & fussy cutting!!!

Chrissy Tingey xXx

Challenge #11 – Flowers

Spring is in the air and what a great way to celebrate it by focusing on flowers!

You may create a layout, card or an off the page project that uses one or more floral elements mentioned above.

Here are some projects from the Design Team to give you some inspiration.

“Birthday Wishes” by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Lady Like Collection: PP1080 Paper Pad | SK820 Sticker Book | Cardstock – CD365 Cactus, CD301 Snow | CD512 Card Pack C6 Kraft | Paper Blooms – F641 Dusty Pink and F633 Olive | Decorative Dies- DD493 DIY Flora Leaves, DD547 Circle Vines, DD3335 Birthday Wishes, DD3336 Classic Decorative Circle Frame, DD494 DIY Flora Branches

Other: Stamens

Below is a video tutorial sharing how I altered the paper blooms which I used on my card.

If you would like to play along, we would love to see you create with the Lady Like Collection, however if you don’t have it yet other collections will be fine.
For your chance to win upload a photo of your project to KAISERCRAFT CORNER
with the hashtag #KCFlowerChallenge11
add this photo to the CHALLENGE #11 Photo Album
(this needs to be done for your entry to count)

by November 14th

Best of luck and we cannot wait to see what you create!

Winners of Challenge#10

Many thanks to those who participated in this challenge. You submitted very beautiful and inspiring creations.

Congratulations to…..

Sue Schubert

Judy Starkey

Winners, please PM Melissa Kennedy your info. Have a great week!

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

Challenge #10 – Folding Paper

I created this folded gift card holder using the Crafternoon Collection. I love folding quick and easy things and this one was so easy and super cute for gift giving especially with the Festive season in mind.
Design Team member Annette created this amazing card with its folded details. She used Under the Gum Leaves – the chevrons have folded ends and a rosette as focal point. How stunning!
And a side view of her amazing folding.

Now it’s your turn to create some folded inspiration for us. A Design Team member will choose one or two submissions at the end of the month and you can win one of our collection packs. 
For your chance to win upload a photo of your project to the KAISERCRAFT CORNER in the Challenge 10 Folder with the hashtag #KCChallenge10FoldingPaper
Please make sure you tag your entry and load in the album to be able to stand a chance of winning.
Thank you for playing along – we can’t wait to see what you create! Love Jowilna x

Technique Tuesday – Sewing and stamping

Welcome to another Technique Tuesday on the blog. Today I am sharing a quick and easy way of adding some texture and detail to stamped images. I love using my stamps in different ways and this is such an easy way of dressing up your stamped details.

Kaisercraft: Crafternoon Collection P2841 Back Stitch; P2845 DIY; SK818 Sticker Book;
PP1078 Paper Pad; CT972 Collectables
Kaisercraft Products: SB782 Denim Pearls; Rhinestones; CS369 Clear Stamps; IP752 Smoke

I stamped the heart onto my background and then used a paper piercer to pierce holes, before adding sewing to the outlines of the heart and the crosses inside. Heres how I did it:
Stamp the image onto smooth white cardstock.
Use your paper piercer and pierce holes at the end of each line.
Thread your needle and make a knot at the end. Start sewing from the back to the front and then to the back – keep going until you have sewn all the crosses and the border. Adhere the end of the thread using double sided tape at the back.
For an even cleaner sewn look, you can use a lighter colour ink or the same colour as the thread you are using.
A lovely quick and easy way to add detail to your stamped images – by using the stamped lines as a guide to add sewing.
Until next time – Happy stamping and sewing! Jowilna x

An Aussie Christmas Card

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am excited to share with you a Christmas card that has an Australian flair, both inside and out! I will be using products from Under the Gum Leaves by to create an Aussie Christmas Card.

Kaisercraft Products: Under the Gum Leaves Collection – PP1077 Paper Pad |Cardstock- CD601 White |CD308 Bark |CD366 Jungle | CT971 Under the Gum Leaves Collectables |CS368 Under the Gum Leaves Clear Stamps | DD552 Nested Stitched Squares Decorative Dies | Ink Pads- IP751 Chocolate | IP735 Amber |IP749 Fern |IP748 Forest |CD509 Card Pack Square Kraft |EF299 Cobblestones Embossing Folder |SB711 Red Rhinestones

OTHER: Ink Daubers | DD392 Mini Christmas Foliage |Onyx Black Ink

I used three inks and ink daubers to ink then stamp these foliage images. Having a stamping tool made this process simple, as you can ink sections of the stamp at a time.

I used a variety of collectable plus die cut pieces to add dimension to the foliage. I also like to add dimensional foam between my layers so that I have depth and also places to add my embellishments to my focal images.

Below is a video tutorial which demonstrates how to create the entire card.

Click here to download full instructions for this card.

If you would like to purchase any of the products from this collection, be sure to visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.

Challenge #9 – Sketch

Well its time for another challenge and this time we are going with a sketch one, its the perfect little blueprint to get your layout started……

To inspire you here are a couple of layouts for the design team…..

You now have the opportunity to show us your take on this challenge! Remember you can turn it around to suit yourself.

Or do you buy a pack with something specific in mind – we would love to see what that is.

Rikki G

You can download how to do this layout here

Lisa Amiet

I have created a set of 6 cards using the sketch.
I have also used the Under the Gum Leaves collection.

Annette Gearside

A Design Team member will choose one or two submissions at the end of the month and you can win one of our collection pack. 
For your chance to win upload a photo of your project to KAISERCRAFT CORNER 
our facebook group 
with the hashtag #KCOctobersketch
add this photo to the CHALLENGE #9Photo Album 
(this needs to be done for your entry to count)

Good luck and cannot wait to see what you create.

Challenge #8 Winners

In no particular order ……

Maree Kerwin

Sharon Ann Brown

Can the winners please PM Melissa Kennedy with your address and what number challenge winners you are… thank you.

To see other entries in this challenge go to Kaisercraft Corner and look in the album section of the group.

Technique Tuesday – Clusters and Layers

Hello, Donna here with this week’s Technique Tuesday post. Today, I am showing you how to create a scrapbook layout with layers and clusters without adding too much bulk.

PDF instructions can be downloaded HERE or by clicking the main image above.

KAISERCRAFT PRODUCT USED: PEPPERMINT KISSES Collection: P2817  Santa & Co., P2819 Under The Tree, SK815 Sticker book, PP1075 Paper Pad, CT969 Collectables, CR215 Curios, FL656 Flourish Pack, KM132 Gold Shimmer, IT495 Scattered Stars, EM405 Doily, T315 Double-Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue
OTHER: Molding Paste, Pink Embroidery Thread

Use SANTA & Co. (Reverse) as the background for this layout. Cut UNDER THE TREE, trimming the bottom and left side part and adhere to the background as seen in the image (set aside the leftover for later). Use Scattered Starts template and molding paste to add texture. Slightly fold the edges of UNDER THE TREE

Get another piece of SANTA & Co. paper and fussy cut the patterns. Do the same with the patterns from UNDER THE TREE paper left over from the previous one.

Adhere the fussy cut trees and some Collectables to the top left part. Then add a white doily and pink embroidery thread. Place the photo using foam tape for a bit of dimension. Start embellishing with stickers and border pieces from the paper pad.

Continue embellishing the layout up to the bottom part until you’re satisfied with the layers and clusters. For the final touch, add some splatter of gold using the Gold Shimmer Kaiser Mist. Then the layout is done!

And here is the finished layout

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope this inspired you to be creative today.

Happy crafting,

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