Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gorgeous project…

Hi, it’s Jen again 🙂  I saw this project in the Kaisercraft free workshop magazine, June edition and knew I had to make it. (If you haven’t seen the mags, pop into the shop and pick one up as they are loaded with inspiration!)  I love making handmade gifts for people and  these BTP projects are so simple. I made this for a girlfriend for a wedding shower/hens night, I loved the verse on the inside.

1. First step is to sand all edges and add a coat or two of paint. I used kaiser “mud puddle”. It  doesn’t matter how messy you paint it as all you will see are the edges, so don’t be too fussy here, as you can see I haven’t 🙂 Another tip for messy work areas is to lay butchers paper down on the table and then it doesn’t matter about ruining your work surface and you can get as messy as you like 🙂
2. Cover the project in your fave piece of paper. I have used a piece from the Velvet Ensemble collection called “Costume”. Cut out the middle and lightly sand all edges.

 3. Don’t forget to pay attention to the back, if you are going to do a great job on the front, why not make the back look good too, especially if it  is for a gift for someone else.

3. Attach some Blooms. I have used a mix of kaiser blooms from a few different colour collections. I just loved the splash of colour on this very neutral  frame.  To make sure they really were stuck down I used some Glossy Accents. Glossy accents works great as a glue as it dries clear and once something is stuck, it will not move and it is not messy to use!

4. The project is finished. A shot of the back looking pretty 🙂

5. The verse in the middle was originally  a rub on from the dream collection but Marijke had sold out and a new order was on it’s way in, but I needed it NOW! So I got my computer smart daughter to make a replica for me using word, and I think it looks awesome!

So that’s the finished project, I love it! It took me about 2 hours from start to finish with time allowing the glue and paint to dry, answering the phone, attending to the families needs etc. We don’t always have large blocks of time for craft, so you just have to fit it in where you can!
All materials for this can be found in store or can be ordered.
Have fun!

Diamond Dust and Alcohol Inks

Diamonds are a girls best friend….and that is proving to be true for me and my relationship with Diamond Dust! I have been using plenty of it and love the added effect it gives to layouts and BTP projects. I have just come across a you tube video showing how to colour using alcohol inks. Imagine the posibilites……

We now have Diamond Dust in store. It costs $5.25 for 85 gr (that’s a  lot of diamond dust!). Postage to outside of Geraldton would be $5.60 due to the jar unless you would like me to pour it into a zip lock bag and then it would only be $1 postage. You can then store it in any jar you have at home.

Have you made anything with Diamond Dust?

Cock a Doodle Do – November Kaisercraft Release

Good Evening Everyone!

The November Releases are due in store any day now, and I thought I’d share what we have made in store with some of these products. On Thursday I’ll show you what we have made with  Madame Boutique.
What do you think of this range?

Cards made by Jenny

Tissue Box cover made by Jenny
Just love the photo Amber used on this layout. That expression is priceless!

Amber created this banner for her son’s bedroom.

Kaiser November Releases

Another month brings another 2 great new collections from Kaisercraft.
There is the cute Cock-a-doodle-doo and at the complete opposite side of the scale Madame Boutique.

Amber, Jenny and I have been busy creating some layouts and projects using these which we will share with you this week.

The collections are due in store later this week.


I’m a little Tea Pot

Hi, It’s Jen here.  Have you ever heard people talk about  BTP and wondered what they were talking about? The letters stand for “beyond the page”  A lot of people think Scrapbooking shops only deal with  papers and you only make page layouts, but there is so much more!
Kaiser have great craft projects, big and small that really take you beyond the page, and they are so much fun. My daughter and I love to do craft, any kind, we don’t care , as long as our hands are busy, we are happy. So over the next few weeks I thought I would share a few projects we have made together. I hope they inspire you to try something you may not have tried before, to be creative and give it a go. I have made gorgeous presents for friends, decorations for my home, albums for photos etc. Just when I think I have done enough, Kaiser bring out some more! Marijke has dozens of different projects in store. Have you seen the beautiful Bird cage she made? I must try one of them next 🙂
But firstly, I thought I would share this  cute little tea cup photo album. I decorated this one with the kaisercraft Lilac Avenue collection. It would be perfect for displaying photos from a kitchen tea party, afternoon tea with Grandma, or  a nice get together with friends, enjoying a cuppa together.
1.This is how the project starts.

2.Sand all sides

3.Paint around the edges and then cover with pretty paper

4. Dress it up a bit, add some bling and it is finished

5. Give it away and watch a big smile appear on someones face 🙂

Kaiser November Releases

Another month brings another 2 great new collections from Kaisercraft.
There is the cute Cock-a-doodle-doo and at the complete opposite side of the scale Madame Boutique.

Amber, Jenny and I have been busy creating some layouts and projects using these which we will share with you this week.

The collections are due in store later this week.

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An Introduction to Scrapbooking

Hello! Starting on Monday 31st october we will be holding an Introduction to Scrapbooking class. This runs for 6 weeks and will cost $20 per week or $90 if you book and pay for the whole 6 weeks. Classes start promptly at 6.30pm and run for 2 hours.

For the $90 you will receive:

  1.  A great Teacher – Jenny
  2. All products needed to complete the class. The only exception is the colour matching class as you will need to choose papers to match your photo. That week you will receive a $10 credit for the store.
  3. Use of all tools. After the first week you will need to bring your own adhesive.

See below a sneak peek of the classes – full layouts can be viewed in the shop.

At the end of the 6 weeks you will be able to:

  • Feel confident to make your own embellishments
  • Know about various adhesives and tools
  • Make beautiful flowers
  • Use brads 
  • Faux stitch
  • make bunting
  • colour wood with ink
  • ink edges
  • distress papers
  • match photos to papers
  • use rub ons
  • sew on a page using a sewing machine
  • use border punches
  • Use the cuttlebug for embossing and cutting
  • journaling and hidden journaling.

If you live outside of Geraldton but would like to follow these classes – it is possible as a take away class. And you are welcome to join us even if you have scrapped before.

E-mail me ( or ring me (0408 913684) or drop into our store on Flores Road if you have any questions or would like to book.

Wishing everyone a fantastic Weekend!


New: Prima Sampler Kits

Sometimes (actually quite often!) a customer will come and in and have a very hard time choosing between collection especially as most of us need to stick to a budget. So I decided to split up 4 of the new Prima Paper Pads and flowers and made the sampler packs. The Romantique, Alla Prima and Londonerry are $5.25 each and the North Country one is $6.99 (this one includes a couple of the new Ceramic tiles as well). I have only made a limited amount of each so you need to be quick if you would like one.

Each pack contains 16 sheets of 6×6″ patterned paper (single sided) and 1/3 pack of flowers.

Christmas is just around the corner!

Hi it’s Jen here, I hope I didn’t shock you with that comment, but with November fast approaching, it really is just around the corner.  That means if you make your own Christmas cards and haven’t done so yet, it is time to get  moving!
I have made all of the beautiful cards below (34) in total, all from one kaiser  6 1/2″ paper pad. These pads are great for card making as all pages are colour matched and they also come with die cut shapes and pages that can be used for embellishments. They are sold in store for only $10.99. The collection I have used is called  “the silly season” and it is gorgeous. The only extras  I have used are white card, one  piece of paper also from the same collection called “milk and cookies” and essentials such as double sided tape, a stamp, mounting foam and ink! 
Everything can be bought in store. Using the paper pad makes handmade cards very affordable. Once you have finished your cards we would love to see what you have come up with, so post a pic on our FB page and show us how creative you are 😉   And don’t stop at Christmas cards, we have oodles of paper pads to choose from, you are only limited by your imagination, let it soar!