Saturday, 8 September 2012

another "Timeless" Layout for "Becci's Beads & Crafts"

For those of you who don't know, I am and have been Scrapbooking my family tree for many years now. So I spend most of my time doing this style of layout so one day I can complete the family tree album.
Becci has in her store the 12'' Paper Pad from Kaisercraft.
These paper pads have 60 sheets of paper and are such great value. I just love the "Timeless Classics" paper pad and have used a few sheets on my layouts recently.
This layout is pretty simple.
I have used 1 sheet of paper from the 12'' paper pad and the other paper came from the 6'' paper pad (Timeless) I just love the little 6'' paper pads, I think I have 1 from nearly every collection that was released.
I just cut out some squares and rectangles and mounted some of them on a bit of grunge board to give it some depth. I have also used some of the Timeless Collectables. These are just fantastic for dressing up your layouts and can add that little something extra.
Dont forget that the paper pads both 12'' & 6'', collectables, white Kaiser lace are available in Becci's store.
The flowers and all the metal embellishments are from my stash.
Ohh and I used some pink Glimmermist (also available at Becci's) on the paper before I put everything else on.Don't you just love Glimmermist.

"Sweet Nothing" Layout

This is a very easy layout usig the beautiful"Sweet Nothings" paper that I recieved from Becci's Beads & Crafts.
I have used the following papers
- Sincerely
- Devoted
-Silver lining
I also used a sheet of cream cardstock.
The rest I just used a few scraps that were offcuts from another 'Sweet Nothings" layout I did.
The flowers are also from Beccis, they are some of the Kaisercraft paper blooms in Olive.
 I also used 13mm Resin Flowerbud Flatback Cabachons - Mixed with Glitter
that are from Becci's store. I love these little cabachons, they are so cute. I also used some of the spider lace and the metal embellishments are from my stash.
The chippies are the Dusty Attic Bamboo that are available from Beccis store.
I painted them in Kaiser Antique white paint and then put Distress Rock Candy crackle over the top and then inked them a little with the Frayed Burlap distress ink.
I have used the sketch from the Dusty Attic September Sketch Challenge. Might enter it in for this month.

Friday, 31 August 2012

"Dusty Attic" Advent Calendar

I have had one of these Dusty Attic Advent Calendars in my stash for over a year. When Becci said she was going to take pre-orders for some new Dusty Attic products including the Advent Calendar I decided that it was about time that I got it out and completed it. I have had an idea of what I wanted to do ever since I brought it as at the same time I also purchased 2 of the inserts to go inside. (Christmas Village & Christmas trees)
I pretty much embossed everything on the inserts which was pretty time consuming but well worth it with the end result.
I used some Texture paste to make the ground look like snow and then while it was still wet added some Mica Flakes to add a bit of sparkle to the snow.
The little drawers are all covered using paper from the Tim Holtz seasonal paper collection.
I also embossed all the numbers that are then glued on the drawers.

"Magnolia Grove" Trinket box ( Design Team project for Becci's Beads & Crafts)

I love the new paper collection "Magnolia Grove" from Kaisercraft. So I decided to make an cute and very easy off the page project using some of these beautiful papers that Becci sent me recently.
 These are great for a really personal thankyou gift or can be done as cute little jewellery boxes for little or big girls or do as I do each year.....make them up in Christmas paper and fill with chocolates for the kids to give to their teachers.
This is the end result of this Trinket box made using the Magnolia Grove 6 1/2'' paper pad.
I have only used 4 sheets of paper from the paper pad.
I painted the box with Kaisercraft Dusty pink paint and when dry coated  the pink areas on the outside of the box in Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle.
I have also used a Kaiser bling flourish which I cut.
I have also used some of the Magnolia grove collectables on the top of the box along with some Kaiser mini blooms in the Dusty Pink.
The wooden leaves are also Kaiser which I have embossed with a 2 toned embossing powder.
Around the outside edges of the box and the lid are pink bling strips from Kaisercraft.
Nearly all of the  products I used to make this beautiful trinket box can be found in Beccis store.


Sunday, 19 August 2012

"Christmas TO DO list Journal" (Design Team Project for Becci's Beads & Crafts)

Becci sent me some of the beautiful new Christmas paper collections that Kaisercraft has just released.
I have to admit that I have not done many Christmas layouts, when it comes to Christmas paper I think I really like to use it in Beyond the Page projects.
I decided to do a cute little Christmas "To Do " list Journal.
We all know how busy Christmas time can be, well here is a journal where you can write down all those things that sometimes we forget to do or just need a reminder to remember to do.
The Christmas card list, the present list, the seating plan, the christmas shopping food list....ooohh its endless......
and this would make a fantastic gift also.....

So the items that I have used are -
Kaisercraft Journal
"Turtle Dove" - Partridge paper
"Turtle Dove" - Drummers paper
"Merry Christmas" wood words
"Turtle Dove" collectables
album rings
ribbon, metal flourish, red brad and small brass bells are from my own stash but the above products are Kaisercraft and available from "Becci's Beads & Crafts"
I also embossed the edges of the journal in HollyBerry/ Red Gold embossing powder. This is the 2 toned embossing powder from Lindy's stamp gang ( moonglow)

"Sweet Nothings" - FAMILY - LO (Design Team Project for Becci's Beads & Crafts)

This is my 2nd layout using the "Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaisercraft. I was really happy with how it turned out. I only used 1 sheet of paper and the rest was done using scraps of Sweet Nothings paper that I had left over from another project.

"Sweet Nothings"- MEMORIES - LO (Design Team project for Becci's Beads & Crafts)

Becci asked me to do a couple of LO using the "Sweet Nothings" collection from Kaisercraft.
This is one of my all time favourite collections of paper.
I have used it before on the beautiful card box that I made for my good friend Angie.
I have done 2 layouts so far using this collection.
Don't forget you can purchase this collection and others in Becci's store.


We have a beautiful little art shop here in Tully and the lady who runs it (Mrs Anne Kent) is the most amazing artist who also teaches art classes.
Tully is know for its Cassowaries so Anne makes them in all sizes and sells them in her shop,she also teaches how to make them so Justin and I spent the last 2 Friday mornings down in the art shop getting messy but omg having lots of fun and just love my little Cassowary

"Cowboy Canvas" with Scrap FX chippies

This canvas has been a work in progress for a while.
I wanted to do a canvas for my youngest son, Justin Colter to put above his bed.
I used lots of Scrap Fx chippies which I have altered with my all time favourite embossing powder.

I have used a fairly large canvas which I inked with Distress ink around the edges.
I then used a large piece of tissue paper whch I stamped randomly with different stamps that were a little bit cowboy or old looking.
Next was to carefully tear the tissue paper around the edges to gie it a distressed look and then carefully modpodge it onto the canvas.
After it was dry I ink it all over with distress ink.
I used a bit of 12x12 paper that was ina  cowboy theme which I distressed the edges on, under the paper is some Tim Holtz tissue paper which has just been torn and stuck down randomly.
Then the fun part of embossing all the chippies and adding the other embellishmnents...

Had so much fun doing this.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

"Rockpool" card - Design team project for "Becci's beads & crafts"

I am only just getting into the card making so this is a very easy card for the beginner to make.
I have used just a plain white cardstock. I used a piece of the left over paper from when I did the storage tower. The tag and fish are the "Rockpool" collectables which I have again inked with Tim Holtz distress ink and I used the kaisercraft foam tape to stand them out from the card a bit. The happy birthday came from the "Rockpool" sticker sheet and I also stuck that on with the foam tape.

Going to try and make a few more cards, a quick project which was a lot of fun.
Don't forget you can get all your suppies from Becci's Beads & Crafts

"Rockpool" Design team projects for Becci's Beads & Crafts

Well Becci loves her " Rockpool" collection from Kaisercraft so when she sent me some goodies including the new Kaisercraft storage tower I decided to give the "Rockpool" a whirl.
I used the 12 x 12 sheets to cover the outside of the tower. The storage tower normally has 6 draws but I decided to take 2 out and just use 4 and have a little shelf instead.
What I didn't cover in paper I painted using the Kaisercraft "Seabreeze" paint and then I distressed it.

On the draws I have used paper from the small paper pad. I love these paper pads as they have coordinating papers but they usually have a bit extra, the Rockpool ones I have used have a metallic finish.
I have also used some of the "RockPool collectables. I have inked the edges using Tim Holtz distress ink. This just softens the edges a little.
around the outside I have used some of the "Rockpool" coordinating ribbon.


I used the double sided foam tape from Kaisercraft to lift them a little.

I have used a couple of seashell shapes that I have had in my stash for years.



When I was finished I coated the whole thing in Mod Podge. I have started using it on all my BTP projects as I find it helps protect it and you can easily wipe off the dust. You don't have to use Mod Podge, you could use any sort of acrylic varnish. I think that Kaisercraft have a clear varnish which would be just as good.
Now all these products can be found in Becci's store if you are keen to make your own storage tower.

"Becci's beads & crafts" Design Team

Well I am so excited to be able to share that I am now on the Design Team for "Becci's Beads & Crafts".
A little while ago Becci approached me about being on her design team and let me say I was pretty excited  and honoured. I enjoy doing my craft but have never felt it was that good.
Anyway check out Becci's wonderful online store. If you love your craft as much as I do and you don't want to spend a fortune on buying it you need to check out her prices. I am pretty sure that she has the cheapest prices for Kaisercraft in Australia. Becci is also getting in a good range of Tim Holtz (which everyone knows that I luv luv luv) and lots and lots of beautiful beads etc... just go check it out

Becci also has a blog

but you can keep up to date on whats happening in her store, new stock, preorders etc and some great giveaways on her Facebook page

Keep an eye on my blog because Becci has sent me some unbelievable goodies that will keep me very busy and hopefully will be able to craft some wonderful creations for her

" Dusty Attic" monthly sketch August 2012 "GEMMA"

"Kaisercraft Albums"

" Jemima's jewellery box"


" Christmas gift boxes"

Last year I made up these Christmas boxes using the Kaisercraft small trinket boxes.
I filled them with yummy chocolates and the kids gave them to their teacher at the ned of the year.
Planning on doing this again this year so keep an eye out for this years Christmas boxes as I plan on starting them soon.