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Sunday, August 21, 2016

A little more Barber Shoppe!

Hi Everyone,

Feels like our weather has gone backwards...we've had a week of glorious weather after all the rain but the rain is back! Not to mention the cold!

Well, I guess a positive of the weather being this way is that it is great crafting weather.

I'm here today to share with you a few more projects using the Kaisercraft collection 'Barber Shoppe'

In July, Jo and I headed down to the 'Retailers Days at Kaisercraft' 
We did a couple of classes there and one of them was using the 'Barber Shoppe' collection. This is one of their newer collections, only released to the public this month.

As you would know I love creating masculine this collection is right up my alley!

In both of my projects today I am celebrating some of the most important men in my life. Just like the last post that I is perfect timing... created just in time to honour those men for Father's Day!

My first project celebrates my hubby! He is so genuine, unique, supportive and caring and I am very, very thankful that I met him (all those years ago) and have him in my life. He is also an exceptional Dad to our son. Don't know where I would be and who I would be without him.
Here is my first project...

All products used are Kaisercraft. One of the new templates that they have brought out this month is rather is another quarters one called "Grunge"

I have also used it in my second project.

All of the little embellishments are either from the collectables pack or from the sticker sheet. The cogs are from the wooden flourish packs.

My second project is celebrating my Dad. I am truly blessed and thankful that I have him in my life. He is definitely one of a kind and I can't thank him enough for all of the precious moments and memories that he has been a part of.

I'd just like to point out the specialty paper that we used for the background. It is an embossed like paper and is my favourite part of this layout.

Again, all of the products that I have used are from Kaisercraft.

Loved creating these layouts. Thanks to Melissa Kennedy for the inspiration.

Make sure you grab these products from Jo at Scrapbookit and getting creating to honour and celebrate the men in your lives this Father's Day.

Don't forget that we have our 'Free to be You' challenge running until the end of the month. A great opportunity to show case how clever you are. Entries need to be emailed to Jo or linked to the blog by August 30.

Hope you have time to get crafty this week.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Morning everyone,
I hope you are enjoying your weekend, they just go past way to quickly don't they.
I'm back to share some more projects I created using the Kaisercraft 'Boho Dreams' range.

This fun photo of my grandaughters went really well with the peach colours. I have used a new stencil from Dusty attic to create the circle backgrounds. I have added some art Alchemy acyrlic paint (turquoise) and I also added some new Colour Blast Mica powder (watermelon) to some gesso to give my background some texture. The title is a Dusty Attic word.

 With this page I have added some Dusty Attic chipboard which I painted with Colour Blast Mica Powder (cool mint) and some more art Alchemy paint( opal magic green-gold). I love the words printed on this range and this one is so true. My daughter and her best friend certainly do live, love, and take lots of pictures.

Well there you go, I hope you are creating something special this weekend. Don't forget to get your entry in our monthly challenge by the 30th August. It's so simple 'Free to be you'.
Also we still have a few spaces left for our October 'Spring Retreat' so if you were thinking about joining us for this fantastic weekend away give me a call on 0407058604 and book in now.

Happy Scrapping

Jo Caird.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Free to Be You at Scrapbookit

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Well the Olympics have started and I am excited to start watching the Aussie athletes and the athletes from countries around the world sharing their very best with us all. Hopefully seeing a few gold medals too!

It is very appropriate that this month at Scrapbookit our challenge is 'Free to be You!'
An opportunity for you to share your very best with us. Your only rule is to make sure that you enter your challenge piece by August 30th by emailing Jo at or load your entries via Inlinkz which can be found in the sidebar.

Here is the first project that I have come up with...

To create this reverse canvas I have used one of Kaisercraft's new paper collections Barber Shoppe. It is not dissimilar to a few ranges that they have done previously...a perfect choice to celebrate the men in your life...and how timely with next month being Father's Day.

I started off with some paper napkins and Mod Podge to create some texture and to cover the staples in the canvas.
I then used gesso to cover the whole canvas.

I used some Kaisercraft Mist and some Dylusions spray to create my background colour.

I then used my brick wall template and some Colour Blast Colour Paste - Steel to create some features on the canvas. I sprinkled this colour paste with some Tim Holtz Distress Powder - Vintage Photo to tone down the shiny bricks.

I have then framed my photo with the gorgeous WOW Chipboard piece.

I have then clustered embellishments and images from the Barber Shoppe paper collection, sticker sheet and collectables around the canvas.

I just love how this all came together.
This could well and truly have you covered for a Father's Day gift! Any father would love it!

I have also made 3 cards to share with you...all different parts of this paper collection. I love paper collections that allow you to create different themed projects...makes buying the whole pack so worthwhile!

How cute are the little moustaches?

And then a card for our old car loving Dads...

And finally one for our Dads that love all things aircraft...

Well I hope you have found something that inspires you today to get all of your Father's Day gifts sorted...whatever you come up with make sure you enter it into this months Scrapbookit challenge! 
Make sure that you check out the entries we have already received...they are gorgeous!

I'm off to keep watching the Olympics but before I go I thought I would share a quote from Facebook that Sizzix shared this morning...very much what I think...

Happy Sunday!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July Winner

Good Morning,
I am back on this chilly morning to share our winning choice for July.

Congratulations goes to Jess Whitehead

Jess created this great Mixed Media  layout, so looking forward to seeing what challenge Jess will set for us in September.

Enjoy your day
Mell will be up on the blog next sharing here projects for August.

Happy Scrapping


Monday, August 1, 2016

August Challenge

Morning all and welcome to the August challenge,
Another month has past and we are getting busy here at Scrapbookit with all things Retreat. Class prep is under way, goody bags are being packed and we are getting excited.

Firstly lets go with the August challenge: 
Free to be you!! That's right this month we are having a free choice challenge so just go with what makes you happy. All entries accepted and close on August 30th 2016, you can email me on or load your entry via inlinkz in the sidebar.

This month I am creating with the Kaisercraft range 'BoHo Dreams', my daughter said to me "Mum, I neeeed a birthday present for my best friend" Me: "Yep sure, I'll make something", two days before said present needed to be done. "Mum have you made that Bday present yet?"

Well here is what I came up with:

 A Kaisercraft photo album, I have painted the frame with Colour Blast Paste, used papers and stickers from the BoHo Dreams range and hand made some flowers.

 The inside covers I painted with Dylusions Paint's.

 This is the back cover using paper from the range.
So in no time I am happy with what I made and the recipient just loved it, so all happy. 

I hope you can join us this month and show us your 'style'. I will be back soon to announce the winner of our July challenge, until then 

Happy Scrapping


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Last days

Good Morning everyone,
Welcome to the last few days of July and your last chance to enter our July challenge. We have some fantastic layouts entered so far, so if you would like the chance tobe our GDT member for September and receive a great prize pack enter before the 30th.

I am here today to share a few more projects that I have created with the Couture Creations 'Sea Breeze' range.

Firstly a layout using lots of 'Dusty Attic' chipboard and stencil, Prima Acrylic paints, Finnabar Sand texture paste and Tinby Design 'Colour Crush powders'.

 I have coloured all the chipboard with different colour crush powders added with water, created the snadycircles with a new Dusty attic stencil and created raised dots with the Prima paints.

I have also made some cards for last months card class using the 6x6 paper pad in the Sea Breeze range. 

Well that's it, I hope you join in the fun of this challenge and we will be back next month with lots more inspiration. I'm off to Zumba this morning, have a great weekend.

Happy Scrapping

Saturday, July 23, 2016

~ Prima ~

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for popping by. It's Mel here and I have some more of the 
gorgeous Prima papers to share with you today!
I just adore the subtle tones of these papers and have loved working with them this month.

Before I share my projects with you I just wanted to remind you of our current challenge.
Judy has designed this one for us. The challenge requirements are:

*Follow this sketch...

*Use some fussy cutting on your layout.
*Use one or all of the following on your layout...buttons, stamping or ribbon.

Why not get an entry in today??

So, the first little project I wanted to share with you is a card I made for my mum for her birthday.

I used the Kaisercraft 'Honeycomb' embossing folder for the background.

I just loved how this turned out. The papers were perfect for my mum as the Parisian style matched her recent overseas trip. I think she loved it! 

The next project I wanted to share is my layout 'Seaside Playtime'

I have used the Prima Seashore papers. The background paper is 'Shell Shock' with three of the cards down the right hand side from the 'Sea Memories' page.
I have used the TCW Mini Organic Matter template with Tim Holtz Distress Powder - Vintage Photo to create the rock formation look behind the photos.

I have fussy cut some of the shells from the 'Shore Side' and some of the cute little stamps from the 'Sea Memories' paper.

For my title I have used 'The Dusty Attic - Blueprint Play'  and some of the Kaisercraft 'Mini Alpha Stickers - Latte'

I love how this layout came together.

Finally, I have one last layout to share. Using the same papers and products I have created this layout 'Tuross Heads'

I hope that you get some time over the weekend to join in our challenge. 
I know I hope to do some crafting ~ what else do you do when it is raining?

Look forward to seeing your entries.