2017/2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hello friends!

Today’s blog post is a very special one to me.This is my application for another term with the Kaisercraft Design Team.Last week I was sent a beautiful box of goodies, featuring a brand spanking NEW collection, ‘LILAC WHISPERS’.This collection isn’t even available yet, so it is like having a glimpse into a super secret!

This range has such a pretty colour palette, with lots of lilac,greys and soft greens.Lots of floral prints feature and when I first saw it I knew I wanted to create something a little bit unique.I have a vacant space on my craft room wall that I have been itching to fill and I decided to create an ‘Off the Page’ item.

I managed to pick up a small wooden clip board from my local $2 store.

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I decided I wanted to cover the silver of the clamp.To do so I needed to add several coats of Heavy White Gesso.I didn’t really stress over gaining an even coverage as I want a really shabby finish.In the end I think I used three coats of Gesso before applying a crackle texture.To finish, I applied white paint once the crackle paste was dry with a palette knife.

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I was super happy at the finished result. At this stage I also painted around the edges of the clipboard with a coat of Gesso followed by white paint.You can see this in the next image…….

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Next using the clipboard as my template I traced around it on my chosen paper, followed by cutting it out.I adhered the paper with glue.

**TIP- Dilute the glue a little with water and apply with a soft brush to ensure a smooth finish once dry.

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Next I applied some Modeling Paste with a palette knife to the beautiful template.I adore the little blossoms on this.By the photo you can see I have applied it to opposite corners of my board.

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Next, I set about fussy cutting many blooms from the printed papers as well as using some of my favourite Kaisercraft dies.Making paper blooms is probably my most favourite thing to do.IMG_5677

Slowly, I began layering all my paper blooms and leaves together.I won’t lie, I really take my time doing this.Often with the help of tweezers! Its about layering and building height,texture and dimension.Once I got to this stage I was getting pretty excited to see the results I was hoping for!I’ve tucked in lots of collectables also.

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Once the bottom corner was complete I started with the top.Look at that crackle!!!!

Once my project was completed, I was really happy with the overall combination.Again, the colours to this collection are beautiful!

Here is a little look at some detailed images…….

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I love the quotes on the sticker sheet.I like to crumple them a little for effect before adding them.

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Once completed, I also added some white paint splatters for effect, as well as more of the quote stickers for a main feature.Because I love bows, I couldn’t resist a small, dual layered one added.

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It may not make it to my wall, as I really liked it free standing as well! Hmmmmmm………

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Here’s good too!

That’s all for today,

I hope you have enjoyed my project! Until next time,

Kylie

xoxo

Kaisercraft Products: LILAC WISHES-  P2343 Hydrangea | P2344 Mauve | P2345 Illusion | P2346 opal | P2348 Neutral  | P2349 Jade | P2350 Echo | SS342 Sticker Sheet | CT885 Collectables | F643 Amethyst | F649 Sage Mini Blooms | IT017 Blossom Mini Template | DD516 Vines | DD707 Layered Flowers | DD951 Thankyou | T321 Acid Free Glue.

Other: Clipboard,Gesso,Crackle Paste,Paint,String.

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Saturday Seminar- Decorative Notepads with Cocoa Daisy Planning

Happy weekend friends!

It’s that time of the week again for a Saturday Seminar.This week I am talking about the decorative notepads you receive with your Cocoa Daisy planner kits.

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Each month they are always so lovely.Perfect for jotting down those last minute shopping items….

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So handy! But I also use them creatively in my planning.Let me show you what I mean……

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Here is the same adorable Butterfly notepad.But I have added it decoratively by adding some layered stickers.It’s great for any gap filling on your page!

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Again here, purely as decorative!

In May the kit included the little green leaf notepad.It was so cute!! Not only have I used them practically this month but also decoratively.

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I always attach a small dashboard to the edge of my week for adding the printed ‘To-Do’ notepad to.I’ve used the green leaves to back some typed quotes.

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Here is a little close up……..

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In my Standard Dori I actually used them as a decorative,layered border to my journaling.

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This week June arrived.Woo-hoo! I have already begun setting up my pages to include the decorative notepad for the month.

I hope my planning pages have inspired you today!

Until next time,

Kylie.

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Weekly Planning spreads with Cocoa Daisy.

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all doing great! The leaves are starting to really turn on a magnificent colour show here and the days are darker and colder.Winter will be here in 2 & 1/2 weeks.Boooo! Not that I’m counting. The benefit of Winter is more time inside playing with my planner spreads.

For today’s Saturday Seminar we are talking weekly spreads and how you lay out your pages.The thing I love about planning is you can personalise it to suit yourself.Whether you use your planning pages for strictly practical in scheduling your day to day or if you choose to use them decoratively.I am a little of both.

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Here is a little look at this weeks spread.I love the A5 size for that little extra room.You may of already noticed that I love to type my pages.For me having my pages neat and clean in my to-do’s gives me a much better sense of calm.Remember….This is just what suits me.I find when I write (*cough…scribble) I tend to have bits and pieces everywhere.But when I type I like to note things in bullet point format.

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Now I can hear some of you ask…..But what if you have extra things to write down for your week after you have typed it in??

Enter my little side flap.I am using one of the gorgeous personal sized dashboards connected to my page with Washi tape..

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On the inside of it I have glued one of the notepad pages and written anything else that has cropped up during my week.I have been known to tape one of these either side on a really busy week.

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I love using the small shaped stickers as my point markers! Here you can also see I add a hint of colour with some faint stamping.

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I also use the banner stickers a lot as well.

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More stamping.I am addicted to the Cocoa Daisy stamps.(I think I may of mentioned that  previously about 1,536,726 times)

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Simon always makes an appearance too.

This week I used the little flag numbers on my dates.It depends on how I am feeling at the time.Sometimes I use the large Carpe Diem number stickers too.

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I hope you have enjoyed my post today! I also hope it inspires you with your own planner pages.Remember there is no right or wrong in how you use your planner.Customise it to suit yourself!

Until next time,

Much love,

Kylie

Add some ink to those planner pages!

Hi friends!

I hope you are all well.Today I am going to share how I use ink in my Cocoa Daisy planner pages! I am obsessed with the stamps from Cocoa Daisy, I just love them! I also love to use stamping all the time in my planning. I find they are a great little gap filler and a fun way to add colour.I don’t use colour all the time, I am also happy to use black  sometimes too! Here is a little look as some planning spreads I have completed using black ink……

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I love to use coloured pencils to sometimes highlight the black edge, like above.

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I completed this spread above incorporating elements from April’s DITL and scrapbooking kits.I think the black stamping set off the pages nicely.

This is the brand of black ink I use for my planner.I find it works really well and is fade resistant.

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I also love to use coloured ink too. I received the following ink pad in a past kit.It is a Prima Marketing brand and was the first time I had used this type. I really loved how it was shaped like an iron and I used it a lot in my January pages.

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I loved using this stamp set, especially the spotted ‘sprinkles’ one.

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You can see here how it has been used as a page filler.

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My most favourite ink to use are the Kaisercraft stamp inks.They have a fab colour range and their cute size means they are perfect for travelling and storage as they can stack to not take up too much room.

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In April I really dabbled in colour for my stamping.The inserts were so soft and pretty I used most of my stamping in co-ordinating yellows and greens.I was really happy with the results though-

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I don’t just use stamping as a decorative means to my planning.I do also use it for a practical.

This next photo you will see how I have used the tiny flowers for point marking as well as the tag stamp.I used Kaisercraft Ink in Avocado and it was the perfect green.I love that the headings from the small planner sticker sheet fit perfect at the top of the tag too!

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For May I am also using a standard Dori for the first time. I will be journaling a lot in it. I have been using some of the Tim Holt Distress Ink pads.

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These are great for a soft effect to your pages.

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So there you have it friends. I hope you have enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to have fun with ink in your own planner!

Until next time,

Kylie xo

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Kaisercraft Gallery

Hello sweet friends! I hope you are all doing well. We FINALLY had some rain this week after such a long dry spell through Summer.I love the smell of rain don’t you?

Today I thought I would share some of my recent fave Kaisercraft projects I have completed.Kaisercraft never fails to disappoint with their monthly ‘Collection’ releases.

Here is a little look at some of my projects completed throughout February with the ‘Island Escape’ and ‘Hanami Garden’ collections. I was super excited to have a few featured in the Kaisercraft magazine also!

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Hope you have enjoyed these projects and you find inspiration to create your own!

Until next time,

Kylie xo

‘Chasing Dreams’ with Sassyscrappers

Hello everyone! With the beginning of a new month I thought I would share with you all the projects I created for February with Sassyscrappers

I had the joy of working with the Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes.Swoon! Haven’t seen it yet?? Check it out here.

I really tried to mix it up this month and found myself creating lots of different projects.First of all was my pocket pages.I created page inserts using elements from the collection and using smaller sized photos over the top.

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I was super happy how these turned out.They had a really delicate vibe!

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Here is a closer look at the inserts I made-

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Next up was my Butterfly layout.If you follow my Instagram you will remember how I went on a fussy cutting adventure-

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I now have hands as strong as steel!

But once my layout came together I knew it was totally worth it.Those Butterflies are so pretty!

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Next I thought I would give my planner a makeover….as you do.Theses papers and stickers etc are SO versatile and I knew they would look amazing in a planner set up.

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My final project for the month I decided to make some postcards.I kind of got the idea after I made the inserts for my pocket pages.For the back I used stamps from Kaisercraft, they gave a great effect.

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So that was what I’ve been up to.How about you?

I hope you enjoyed todays read,

Until next time,

Kylie xoxo

January Bliss with Cocoa Daisy

Hello my Lovelies!

I’ve set aside some time today to update my beloved blog! I’ve been so busy creating I haven’t had a chance to for a while.Today I am sharing my creative projects from January with Cocoa daisy.

January’s kit was called ‘Buttercup and was a sell out! (No surprises when it’s this gorgeous.) To refresh your memory here is a little look at the Scrapbooking,DITL and paper add on kits.

I really loved the colour palette for January.Pink’s and Navy….Yummo!

Now in case you missed some of my projects via Instagram here is a recap…..

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Phew!…..Told you I had been busy! After all those projects would you believe I still have a few left over pieces?? These kits are such great value for money.

After all of those projects I even had time to make a video.You can see it here.

Thanks for stopping by.I’ll chat again soon!

Much love,

Kylie

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