Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Fallen Leaves ~ Explore Layout

Hello everyone! I hope that you are safe and well. Today I am sharing my layout which features products and papers from Kaisercraft's Fallen Leaves Collection. In my layout, I wanted to explore some mixed media techniques for my background and to add some different textures.

I used some torn papers from the collection to add some interest and used a thin layer of white gesso as a base before adding some distress oxide inks.

I also used Kaisercraft a script stamp and stencil to add more texture as well. My paper blooms that I selected compliment the colours in my photo.

If you would like more details including full step by step instructions, click here to visit the Kaisercraft blog.

To purchase any of the products from this collection, visit your local stockist or click here to view the Kaisercraft online store.

Stay safe and well during these challenging times. Find something that brings you joy.

Take good care.






Tuesday, 14 July 2020

The Last of My Hearts

Hello everyone! I hope that you are safe and well. Sending you all a virtual hug during these unsettling times. I have packed away my felt supplies as I have completed what I can contribute to my school's 1000 heart project, which is part of the #SantaStrong initiative.

Here are some close ups of some of the designs...



I really enjoyed creating these hearts and hope that as a school we have reached the target of making 1000 hearts.

Take good care,





Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Felt Heart Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope that you are safe and well. Today I am sharing a quick post with you. I have created a tutorial demonstrating how to create this felt heart. I created a similar one last week, with the beaded edge and I thought that I would share this technique with you.

Enjoy!




Felt Heart Supplies
Memory Box Plush Folk Hearts
Simon Says Stamp Plush Easter Egg
Quick Kutz Scallops
The Craft Stall Bling Stickers
DMC Thread
Upholstery Thread
4mm Beads
Felt


Thursday, 2 July 2020

1000 Hearts Project ~ More Hearts


Hello everyone. I hope that you are safe and well. Finally, I am on school holidays. I have some deadlines to fulfill with school during the break however I am grateful to be able to have time on my side to do so. My school is still working toward reaching the target of 1000 with our hearts so I am making some more.
 My first two are a similar take on previous pink hearts that I created. I had left over felt die cuts that I had so I used them to make the floral clusters which you can see.
 These hearts are my favourite. I learnt how to create a beaded edge and it was so much fun. I went and bought more beads today and I plan to film a tutorial later in the week. Stay tuned!
Love the contrast with the grey. I had the chance to add some pretty butterflies into these hearts.

As always, stay safe and well.


Sunday, 7 June 2020

Little Treasures

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. It has been a little while since I have shared a papercraft post. With the delays in shipping, this has affected the release of collections from Kaisercraft however the wait is worth it. This collection is gorgeous. If you have baby photos or need to make some baby cards, Little Treasures will make your task easier.

Kaisercraft has been incorporating past die releases to compliment current paper collections. I have used the sketched circle and heart dies to create my own chipboard  pieces which I altered by stamping them in Versamark ink and heat embossing them with white and pink embossing powder.

I also used the paper pad and the coordinating stamp set to create a baby boy card.

I heat embossed the stamp and used my zig markers to colour the stamped whimsical image in. To age the background, I used some distress ink.

To view the products and also the full instructions for both of my projects, stop by the Kaisercraft blog for more information.

Thanks so much for stopping by!








Sunday, 24 May 2020

Some More Hearts

Hello everyone. I hope that you are safe and well. Today I am sharing some more hearts which I have made for the 1000 hearts project. I was not planning on making any more but as I am 'under the pump' at the moment with remote learning and the constant changes to what is needed at school, I needed something to balance all the crazy. It is amazing, but this week I felt an extreme case of 'teacher tired' all the time.

My first group of hearts featured rainbows. These were inspired by the images from the UK which were to share messages of hope. The above hearts were pinterest inspired...inspired to make me feel happy!

My last two hearts were to challenge my colour selection. Yellow is not a colour I use often and I thought I would use some yellow just to be different in my designs.

It is important to try and look after our well-being. I have to model it for my students yet am I am not very good at executing it myself. These hearts were a great way to have that brain break and keep my mind and hands occupied in a way that was relaxing.

Take good care




Sunday, 10 May 2020

1000 hearts project for #Santa Strong

Hello everyone! I hope that you are safe and well. As well as a crafter, I am a full time primary school teacher. An initiative my school implemented was the 1000 Hearts.

The explanation shared by the Head of Mission and Identity as to why my school would participate in this initiative is as follows:

"The project is based around small pocket hearts which are handmade by you and stitched with love and good intentions. Over our time in isolation we will make our hearts and when we physically come back together as a community I hope that we will be able to bring back with us at least 1000 hearts. We can then give these hearts to everyone in our community as well as use some to make a beautiful wall hanging that will be a constant reminder to our community that when times were the toughest and most isolated we remained connected and we cared for each other."

Of course I had to join in!

This post is photo heavy...sorry!
These were my first hearts, using the template supplied with the kit I received.

This is my next heart....the title given to all co-curricular activities connected to remote learning.
Next I went rustic...I used some more of craft supplies from my stash and pulled out some of Memory Box dies.

I used some of the fabric from my 1000 heart kit in these hearts.

My final hearts....some embroidery and a few embellishments from Memory Box dies.

The final result.

I really enjoyed making these hearts and learning new skills on the way.









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