As you know I applied to the Kaisercraft Design Team recently in my audition post – here. And wouldn’t you know it I got an email the other week with a letter attached letting me know I had been selected as a finalist. I read the letter, printed the letter, re-read the letter and then got Quentin to read me the letter – obviously I was stunned and totally thrilled.
Move forward a week and this fabulous parcel of not-yet-released Kaiser papers arrives for me to play with. The generous quantities included in this parcel of goodies was just profound, and soooo exciting. I couldn’t wait to get started on my two layouts – and then just couldn’t stop creating with these fabulous ranges.
The first range I created with was Yuletide, which is very vintage with some gorgeous Santa images included. As you know I don’t create a lot of Christmas layouts, but I do create a lot of Christmas Cards. I found this layout so relaxing to create, all due to the superb selection of papers and stickers in the range.
Next I created one of my personalised style Christmas Cards that I send to Family and Friends each year.
Then I got thinking that some of the papers could be used for some funky Christmas table decor, specifically placecards.
So I still had a tonne of paper leftover and wanted to use the gorgeous Santa’s on a Concertina Card – my go-to design at the moment.
The second range, called Rustic Harmony with its soft tones and gorgeous patterns was by this time begging to be used. I couldn’t resist the beautiful grey, peach and lemon tones in the papers leading me straight to this photograph of Naomi-Jon at Tannum Sands.
This photograph in my second layout was taken specifically with the Rustic Harmony range in mind, and the lovely sentiment printed on one of the papers – “Our Story Begins With Love”. For some of you this is your first time finding out about Peanut – Surprise!.
I had a few pieces cut out from the Rustic Harmony papers that I couldn’t resist using and managed to put to good use in this Card – all in a matter of less than fifteen minutes. I love paper ranges that work so smoothly and well that creating is a pleasurable breeze.
Now you would think with all seven of these creations that I had made a decent sized dent in the papers so generously sent to me by the Kaisercraft team – well think again because I still have heaps more, along with a few project ideas too.
I also can’t wait till both ranges are released and I can teach some classes with them both – Oh the fun we are going to have with these in class.
I am still so very excited and thankful to have been selected as a finalist for the Kaisercraft 2014/15 Design Team, and have all of my fingers and toes crossed that I make the team. I can’t thank my Mum, Quentin, Jo and my kids for giving me the nudge to apply for this fabulous team – and giving me the time off from family duties to get my finalist projects done so quickly.
Anyway’s that’s it for me today and I hope I can sleep now that I have my post created, although I highly doubt that. Hopefully I will be back soon with some good news…..