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A Fresh Start!

August 17, 2015

Welcome to my post Kaisercrafters!

It’s Collette and I am thrilled you have dropped by.

I have had a crazy month, I mean really crazy! You know, that conveyor belt that keeps on rolling, well mine was on full speed and I just had to press the red button and get off! I mean, I could not see my crafting desk, I spent more time looking for things than actually creating, and deadlines got ‘hotter!’.

Don’t believe me…..look!!!!



It was three days before I could ‘play’. I have to say I re-discovered, got inspired and got ORGANISED! A new diary, a desktop bin and my Kaisercraft ‘Tidy Tray’ are my favourites. Everything is cozy in its new home and I can find what I need quickly! It has been a few weeks since my ‘big clean’ and yes….I can still find my scissors!



Just get 'Happy vibes' when I craft now!! Did you spot the Kaisercraft Tidy tray that I decorated in blue bay?

I Just get ‘happy vibes’ when I craft now!! Did you spot the Kaisercraft Tidy tray (W272) with it’s matching pencil holders (W315) that I decorated in the blue bay collection?

I was itching to start creating with this months new collections, they are all so beautiful.

Sitting down at my craft table, I  feel that I have definatley had a ‘FRESH START’, so many happy vibes!

So this is what I have created for you, I have even found time to do a video….hope you get inspired!

All That Glitters Collection.

Two contrasting colours that just shout out….”look at me”. Yellow and black certainly create a bang!

“Smile” Layout


Wow….that gold doiley ( PS429 Doiley) is simply stunning. I have also kept a few by for my Christmas cake this year!

I sprayed the Kaiser Blooms with antique gold Kasier Mist (KM102).

I sprayed the Kaiser Blooms with antique gold Kasier Mist (KM102).

These cute leaves (EM995) were also sprayed with Kaisernist (KM102). The leaves come in a pack with lots of different sizes and are oh so handy!

These cute leaves (EM995) were also sprayed with Kaisernist (KM102). The leaves come in a pack with lots of different sizes and are oh so handy!

Kaisercraft Products:“A touch of Gold Collection”. P1902 Sheen | PS420 Doiley | CT834 Collectables | PP976 Paper Pad |Paper Blooms F628 Honey | Paper Blooms mini F645 Honey | Assorted Leaves EM995 | Glue Runner T325 | Sanding Block T331.

Other Products: Sequins | Gold Ribbon.

‘Tri-Shutter Card’

I love ‘tri-shutter cards’. They definitely give the wow factor! Want to make one too?……Check out my video below!



I sprayed the Kaisercraft Blooms with adhesive spray, sprinkled on glitter and fixed it with a fixative spray…so nice!


Fluttering velum wings always look lovely!

I have used the nesting square bracket die which is such a versatile die and a must for any die collection.


Kaisercrafts Nesting Square Bracket Die (DD519)

Click on my YouTube video link and see how I made this card, don’t forget to grab a coffee before you do!

 Kaisercraft Products: Touch of Gold Collection. PP976 Paper Pad | Collectables CT 834 | Sticker Sheet SS290 |Paper Blooms F628 Honey | Assorted Leaves EM995 | Kaisercard CD650 white | Kaisercard CD124 Cheddar |Nesting Square Bracket Die (DD519) | Circle Flip Die DD111 | Printed Tape Ornate PT216 |Rhinestones SB 712 Yellow Deep | Butterflies Decorative Die DD503 | Glue Runner T325 | Sanding Block T331.

Other Products: Vellum.

Exploding Kite Card.

I just had to make one more little card, another of my favourites, the exploding Kite Card!


Kaisercraft papers are also great for making hand made flowers!



Kaisercraft Products: A Touch of Gold Collection. Paper Pad PP976 | Collectables CT834 |Kaisercard CD650 White.

Other Products: Gold Ribbon, Stamp, Sequins, Eyelet.


This collection is so many peoples favourite, I sold out so quickly in my shop but have re-stocked! I thought I would share some of the beautiful wood items that I have created with these papers.

“Tool Box”

This is the fourth ‘Tool Box’ that I have made, they are just so darn practical! They can store so many goodies including your paint or mist collection!

This one is not for me, its for the man in my life as one of his Fathers Day gifts. I know he will love it!


Kaisercraft Products: Time Machine Collection. P1919 Mechanism | P125 Gears | Collectables CT836 | Metal Ring Handles TM815 | Metal Book Plates Brass TM804 | Cogs FL399 |Ink Pad Bark IP724.

Other Products: Paint | Screw brads.

Decorated Cube.

The second gift for my hubby is this lovely cube, decorated with happy family memories.


Don’t you just love those metal door knobs (TM814). I love all the quotes and clocks in the collectables (CT836).


A side opening flap reveals a photo and wonderful quote.


Another flap hiding precious memories!


The blooms help prop up that beautiful quote on the front view of the cube!

Kaisercraft Products: Time Machine Collection. P1918 Steam engine | P1923 Hourglass | Collectables CT 836 | Metal Door Knobs – Brass TM814 | Paper Blooms F628 Honey | Paper Blooms Mini Sage F649.

Other Products: Paper Velcro squares. Paint

’18’ – A Single Easel Card

This card is created the same way as the triple easel card above, but uses just the largest of the “Nesting Square Bracket Dies”.


Don’t you just love that Decorative Die Cogs & Clocks (DD529), a must if there are lots of men in your life!


I cut the ’18’ (Decorative Die Number Set Medium DD305) out of kasiercraft chipboard and then patterned paper. Stuck them together and they look fab. I was going to cover them with Glossy Accents but I ran out!

 Kaisercraft Products: Time Machine Collection. P:1920 Scriptorian | P1925 Gears | P 1923 Hourglass | Collectables CT 836 |Printed Tape Clocks PT221 | Chipboard CB154 | Ink Pad Bark IP724 | Nesting Square Bracket Die DD519 | Decorative Die Cogs and Clocks DD529.


Such a lovely traditional Christmas collection!


I used Damask Template (T602) with Antique Gold Kaiser Mist on Kraft Card (CB155) for my background.


Our beautiful dog ‘Scrappy’, always sniffs out his present from under the tree!

 Kaisercraft Products: Holy Hight Collection. Paper Pad PP977 | Collectables CT835 | Sticker Sheet SS291 |Kraft Card CB155 | Damask Template T602 | Kaisaer Mist Antique Gold KM102 | Rhinestones SB 712 Yellow Deep | Butterflies Decorative Die DD503 | Glue Runner T325 | Sanding Block T331.

Other Products: Kindy Glitz.

Days ’till Christmas.


Love this countdown to Christmas with its quilled candles. Not long to go!!!!

 Kaisercraft Products: Holy Night Collection. P1911 Angels | P1910 Baby Jesus | P1916 Star |  Collectables CT835 | Days Till Christmas SB136 | Love, Peace, Joy FL461 | Ink Pad Bark IP 724 | Glaze Paste T324.

Other Products: Gold Paint| Glitter.

Christmas Wall Plaque

These wall plaques are an easy first wood project and make awesome gifts!


I think ‘grandma’ will love this!

 Kaisercraft Products: Holy Night Collection. P1913 Wise Men | P1910 Baby Jesus | Collectables CT835 | Kaiser Colour Paint KC009 Red with a touch of KC031 | Kaiser Colour Paint KC050 Metallic Gold Black | Glaze Paste T324 | Twigs & Berries EM994.

Other Products: Glitter

Cracker Gift Box



Hmmm….what shall I get to put into this special box?

Kaisercraft Products:  Holy Night Collection. P1909 Glory | P1910 Baby Jesus | P1915 | Wooden Flourishes FL465 | Wooden Flourishes Love, Peace, Joy FL 461 |Rhinestones SB711 Red | Kaiser Colour Paint Green KC028 Glaze Paste T324.

I have enjoyed creating in my clean and tidy room, I hope you have enjoyed my post and that you are inspired to create and maybe ‘tidy’!!

Happy crafting

Collette xx

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  • Reply Amanda Baldwin August 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Such stunning creations Collette! I loved ur OTPs – Absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing xo

    • Reply Collette Mitrega August 17, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Amanda, thanks so much for your kind words :)

  • Reply Sharon Werder August 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Collette, this collection is amazing, your creations of each project is done to perfection. It is pleasing to see that you also create a mess at the same time as we all do, what a lovely craft room you also have to work in. We in Hervey Bay so lucky to have you to instruct us through these lovely projects, layouts and cards during classes. Well done!

    • Reply Collette Mitrega August 17, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Thanks for taking time to comment Sharon. Yes I WAS a messy crafter but I am trying hard to work tidy; the problem is when I finish a project, I just want to push the mess aside and start my next one lol!

  • Reply Alana Bentham August 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Amazing stuff created by simple things, would like to include them in my collection. For at least I would go for the Decorative Die Cogs & Clocks. Interesting stuff.

    • Reply Collette Mitrega August 20, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      I love ‘simple’ Alana and I agree the cogs die is awesome. Have fun creating. :)

  • Reply Debbie Breen August 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Love it all, especially the tri shutter card. I envy your craft room, my craft room is part of the living room and its a mess all the time.

    Funnily enough though I still can find things in amongst my mess. Its an organised mess. ha ha.

    • Reply Collette Mitrega August 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      Organised mess is good lol, I would be happy with that! I am still in the organise with no mess stage, (not sure how long it will last though)! I am an older chick with kids that have flown the nest, so I deserve my own space! Thanks for taking time to comment Debbie, I see your name often, the DT love to hear from viewers and we appreciate the comments you often leave us. xx

  • Reply Alicia McNamara August 23, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Collette – you have done an AMAZING job on this post!! Wow!! You inspire me to get creating!! It was lovely to see peeks into your craft room and so nice to read such a personalised post. I can’t believe how many creations you made this month – unbelievable!! I love them all : )
    Alicia xxoo

    • Reply Collette Mitrega August 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Alicia, thanks for your lovely comments, as you know, it is not hard to be inspired by the fantastic collections that Kaisercraft bring out! Happy creating xxx

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