Saturday, 20 December 2014

Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown - Gift Boxes

Hi All, head on over to the Artfull Crafts Blog to check out my latest creation - Christmas Gift boxes. Also don't forget to head to the Artfull Crafts Gallery to enter your creations in this weeks challenge for a chance to win a prize!!

Below is my current post:

Hi All, Fiona here. Well this is the last week of the Christmas Countdown Challenge. I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed sharing my projects with you over the Festive Season, and I would like to wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas. 

For my last post, I would like to share these gift boxes I have made using the We R memories Gift Box Punch. I have used the Kaisercraft Yuletide Collection to make and embellish these boxes along with some ribbon and gold trim.

I have used these gift boxes to hold a Christmas Decoration and Chocolates as a gift for my son's teachers. These boxes are so easy to make using this amazing tool and in the Artfull Crafts Store you will find others in the We R Memories range!!

Don' forget to upload any photo's of Tags, Wrapping Creations for this week's Christmas Challenge here for your chance to win a prize.

Once again Merry Christmas


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown - Christmas Decorations

Hi All, head on over to see the Christmas Decoration I am sharing this week in the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown.
Also don't forget to head to the Artfull Crafts Gallery to enter your creations in this weeks challenge for a chance to win a prize!!

Below is my current post:

Hi All, Fiona here. How time flies we are into week five of the Christmas Countdown. With Christmas just around the corner it is definitely time to get those Christmas Decorations up.

Today I am sharing a Christmas Decoration I have made by up cycling  a book. For this project I have used Kaisercraft Yuletide Collection of papers and embellishments.

First I cut the cover to suit the shape of the specialty paper. I then used Glossy Accents to fuse the pages of the book, once they were dry I cut a cavity out to suit my embellishment sizes I am using and lined it with paper. I have decorated the Kaisercraft Wooden Christmas Tree by embossing it in a green, then decorating it with red and gold beads. The Kaisercraft Wooden Presents have also been embossed in gold. I have used a photo of my son Josh dressed as an elf, which I have cut out to complete the three dimensional effect of my project.

This was such a fun project to do, remember to upload your photo's of any Christmas Decorations you create here for a chance to win in the Christmas Countdown Challenge.

Happy Scrapping


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown - Christmas Gifts

Hi all, head over to the Artfull Crafts Blog to see my project for this week, a Christmas Countdown Calendar. Also don't forget to enter the Christmas Countdown Challenge for your chance to win a prize!!

Below is my current post.

Hi All, Fiona here.   We are into week four of the Christmas Countdown, and Christmas is really not that far away. This week’s challenge is Christmas gifts and I would like to share a Christmas Countdown Calendar I have made.

Firstly I brought a Spirax notebook from a stationary store, and cut it down. I then removed the binding, and painted the edges of both covers, added a bit of ribbon to tie and hold the calendar upright, and covered them with paper from the Yuletide collection inside and outside of the cover.


I then cut my pages from a fine cardboard, painted the edges with Kaisercraft GoldPaint, and then covered with various papers.

For the numbers I cut them out with my Cuttlebug. I have then decorated each larger page with papers, collectables and other embellishments as seen below.

To complete the calendar I  put it back together with the spiral binding and there you have an awesome gift to give to that special someone.

Don't forget to load your photos of  any gifts you make here for the Christmas Countdown, to be in with a chance to win. 


Happy Crafting




Friday, 28 November 2014

Fancy Cards - Week 3 Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown

Hi all, week three of the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown - Fancy Cards. Don't forget to head on over to the Artfull Crafts Blog and join in with this weeks Competition.

Here is this weeks Blog Post:

Hi All, Fiona here with two Christmas Cards I have made for week three of the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown.

Now is the time to get those Christmas cards made and sent to all your friends and loved ones.

The first card is a Gatefold Easel Card made with the gorgeous Simple Stories DIY Christmas Collection. I found the template for this on the Internet.  The tag is found on the Journal Layers and I have wrapped silver trim around this and added my PeelCraft sentiment. The poinsettia flowers and leaves I cut out and covered with Glossy Accents and on the centres of the flower I have used Liquid Pearls. The heart Stand was also from the Journal Layers paper.  I finished by making a band that wraps around the card to hold it in place which I embellished.

My next card is the Tri-Fold Shutter Card, another template which I also found on the Internet. For this card I have used the Kaisercraft Yuletide Collection. I have used embellishments from the Yuletide - Collectables, gold trim and flowers to embellish this card. I also inked the edges of the decorative pieces of paper.


I so enjoyed creating these cards, be sure to head on over to the Artfull Crafts Gallery and enter the Christmas Countdown Fancy Cards Competition.

Happy Scrapping



Friday, 21 November 2014

Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown - Layouts

Hi all, head on over to the Artfull Crafts Blog to see this weeks post for the Christmas Countdown. I had so much fun creating this post I love doing layouts and it is nice to use those Christmas photos!! Remember to join in the challenge  running for the Christmas Countdown on the Artfull Crafts Blog.

See my latest post below:

Hi there, Fiona here, wow week two of the Christmas Countdown. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating these two layouts, it’s so much fun scrapbooking Christmas photos!!

My first layout is made using the versatile Kaisercraft BaseCoat Christmas Range. I have used a piece of gold Bazzill Basic cardstock, on top of that I have used Base Coat Christmas (Natural), on which I have embossed the red decorations, I then used a stencil and modelling paste to stencil some baubles, which once dry I embossed with gold embossing powder and added gold twine. Then I have layered my photo with strips of Basecoat Christmas - Christmas Bells and Flora. I have fussy cut the pinecones from Basecoat Christmas - Pine, and embossed.  Dried pine needles and Kaisercraft Captured Moments Pocket Stickers (Christmas wish) complete this layout.

My second layout is made using the awesome KaisercraftYuletide range of papers. I have distressed the edges of Yuletide Festive. I have fussy cut the Christmas tree from Yuletide Good Tidings and I goldembossed the decorations on the tree and added a gold star to the top. My photo is layered with a gloss gold cardboard and the leftover paper from Yuletide Good Tidings, both of which I have distressed the edges of.  My scroll is made by distressing and inking the edges, adding a rub-on verse and gold embossed skewers that hold the scroll. A piece of gold embossed decorative chipboard, and my title cut out of gloss gold card complete this layout.

I hope I have given you some inspiration to start scrapping all those Christmas photos.

 Happy Crafting!



Friday, 14 November 2014

Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown - Plain and Simple Christmas Cards

Hi all

Today is my first post for the Christmas Countdown for Artfull Crafts. Each week there will be a new challenge with weekly prizes & specials. Check out the Artfull Crafts Blog for the current weeks theme, join in and have some fun!

The first weeks theme is Plain and Simple Christmas Cards, here is my post below.

Today I am sharing two very simple Christmas Cards I have made. Both of these cards are made using layers and then adding the finishing touches.



The base of my first card is made from Bazzill Basics Rain Forest, and I have rounded all corners with a corner rounder. The next layer is cut slightly smaller and this layer is from the Simple Stories DIY Christmas - Foundations. Layer three is cut from Bazzil Basics Card Stock - Kisses, and to finish off the last layer is made by cutting one of the cards out of the Simple Stories DIY Christmas - Foundations. I have then added the trims using some red/white twine and a piece of Holly from the Kaisercraft  Collectables and used Kindy Glitz for a little bling on the Holly and my greeting is from Peelcraft.



The base of this card is made from Bazzill Basics - Kisses and again I have rounded the corners. The next layer is cut from Kaisercraft Basecoat Christmas - Natural. My third layer is cut again from Bazzill Basics - Kisses, and the final layer is a Kaisercraft  Captured  Moments  Basecoat Christmas 6x4 card. For the trims I have used a greeting, and a piece of Holly from Kaisercraft Collectables, and again have used a little Kindy Glitz on the berries.


Thanks for looking I hope you feel inspired to start your Christmas crafts, I will be back next week with another post for the Christmas Countdown.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Introduction to Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown Design Team

I couldn't be more excited as I have been chosen to join the Artfull Crafts Design Team for the Christmas Countdown. My introduction features on the blog today

Each week I will be posting on the Artfull Crafts Blog during the Christmas Countdown. (I will provide the links for these posts here on my Blog). I hope you enjoy following these posts and are inspired to get creating yourself. For all those crafting supplies remember Artfull Crafts have an awesome Christmas Store

Thursday, 16 October 2014


This is a layout I entered in the September Artfull Crafts Challenge "Spring & Show off your space"
On the background I used Modelling Paste with a brick stencil then misted slightly for colour. The papers I used are from Kaisercraft's Be-YOU-tiful  Collection!

Fireman Josh

This is a layout I entered in the August Artfull Crafts Challenge "Colours and Costumes"
I have used stamps & colour mist on the background, then layered my photo with different papers.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


A layout of Josh playing rugby that I entered into the "Artfull Crafts" monthly challenge.


My son Josh decided this year for his birthday party he wanted a LEGO theme, not the easiest of theme's there is not a lot of LEGO party stuff out there, so I had to be creative!!

The Party Table

The table Centerpeice

The Goodie Bags I made by cutting circles out the same colour as the bag and I used foam tape to give them dimension.

Each Goodie bag contained the pencil and  LEGO eraser. I put toppers made of cardboard on each pencil.

Each Goodie bag also had a bag of these LEGO cookies I made. I brought Arnotts NICE biscuits, iced them and then added the same colour M&M's for the connectors.

And packaged theme in cellophane bags and printed off cardboard bag toppers to complete these!!

my daughter Jessica drew the Lego faces on the balloons, Love these!!

I made This LEGO pinata out of cereal boxes, crepe paper, and cardboard drinking cups.

And Jessica made the LEGO cake.

So all in all it was a FUN party and Josh appreciated all the effort we had gone too......

Thursday, 12 June 2014


This is a Journal I made for my Mum called Treasured. My Mum does Patchwork/Quilting so this journal is to hold pictures of all the Treasured quilts she has made over the years and given away to family/friends. It is made from an old book cover. Then I inserted pages (signatures) and embellished my pages.

Here you can see how I have added in the pages (signatures).

Here are some of the pages from inside the jounal. For this project I used the "Kaisercraft Needle & Thread Collection."

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Folded Paper Dresses

Another Birthday gift I made Folded Paper Dresses, these make an awesome wall hanging!!
And the Gift Tag I made!!

3d Butterfly Picture

3d Kaisercraft Butterfly Picture I made as a Birthday Gift, fun to make!!
And the gift tag I made to go with it.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


This is  a Layout I entered into Artfull Crafts monthly challenge "Furry Friends". I so loved working with these colours, it was a fun layout to do!! Some Gorgeous Kaisercraft papers, glimmer mist, stamping, twine, rhinestones and dimensional foam to complete the layout.

Autumn Escape 2014

What an awesome event, fantastic classes, great tutors, yummy food and fun with friends!!

I completed six classes in total, I enjoyed each and every one of them, learning so many new techniques along the way. All I can say is "ROLL ON Autumn Escape 2015" I can't wait!

This is a Double Layout Class I attended with tutor Natalie May

100% BOY
Another of Natalie May's Classes
Vintage Chic Memory File

This was an awesome way to include so many photo's in a layout!
And another of Natalie May's Classes
Another awesome class, used lots of Gesso, Ink and Paint, messy but FUN!

I also attended a class with tutor Nic Howard
The Last Hurrah
Another awesome double layout class, loved the colours and papers and the layout to compliment them all!
Well that's it for now, still have a couple of projects to complete from Autumn Escape so when I do I will post those.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Kaisercraft Toolbox

Another Off the Page project using Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection. The two papers from this collection I used were Distressed & Weathered along with some Washi Tape and Tim Holtz Washers & Cogs!!

3D Wall Art - Bird

This was fun to do, just need to find a suitable place to hang it now! The paper range used for this project is one of my favourite so far - Kaisercraft "Art of Life"
The papers from this collection I used were Always, Creative, Everyday & Some Collectables,  A Resin Heart