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Butterflies and Fairy dust with Kirsten Hyde

October 9, 2015

It is autumn in Norway now, and the trees has changed colours to red and yellow. While the nature is full of colours, the days are getting shorter and winter will be here soon.  This is a time whit lots of activity amongst paper crafters in Norway. Long dark evenings with several hours spent in the craft rooms, and weekends spent on different craft retreats around the country.

Kaisercraft’s collections for this month are full of fairies and butterflies. There is also a super Christmas collection.


Fairy dust is a lovely collection filled with butterflies and fairies in soft green, blue and purple colours. I decided to alter a lamp, and create a small fairy theme inside the lamp.

Altered lamp

Fairy dust altered lamp 1


The little lamp inside the lantern is my own design. It is made after an idea from a Japanese lamp.

Fairy dust altered lamp 2


I have used different lace and metal, flowers rhinestones and pears. I have added paint and mists to create the colour effects.

Fairy dust altered lamp 4

There is a small electrical tealight inside the lamp.

Fairy dust altered lamp 8

Fairy dust altered lamp 9

Kaisercraft materials:  Papers: P1967 Pixie and P1970 Whispers | PP983 Paper Pad | CT842 Collectables  | Mini Paper Blooms: F660 Amethyst  | Paper Blooms: F643 Amethyst  | Kaisermists KM102 Antique Gold.

Other: Acetate (to make a stand for the butterflies and the fairies), Vellum (for the windows in the lamp), paints and metal.



The Holly Jolly collection is a nice Christmas collection. I decided to create some mixed media Christmas cards with this collection.

Set of Mixed media Christmas cards with Kraft cardstock

Holly Jolly Christmas card 1

The first three cards are made with Craft cardstock. I divided the cardstock in three, 4 inches strips. Each strip was scored on 6 insches. This makes it possible to get 3 cards out of on sheet of 12×12 bazzill.  All the cards where stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. I used the same backcground on all three cards.

Holly Jolly Christmas card 2


On this card, I used layers of paper and collectables. I also doodled on the background with a white and a black pen.


Holly Jolly Christmas card 3

On this card, I used some of the stripes of paper from the Paper Pad and some of the trees from the collectables. The tect is from the paper P1945 Cherry.

Holly Jolly Christmas card 4

This card is similar to the first card, with layers of collectables.

Kaisercraft materials:  Papers P1945 Cherry | Paper Pad PP981  | CT840 Collectables | CS240 Clear Stamps  | Pearls: SB785 Lavender and SB794 Snow | Ink Pad IP726 Island | Kraft cardstock CD651.

Other: White Embossing Powder, Lace heart, Black pen and white pen

Mixed media Seasons Greetings card

Season greatings card 1

The background for this card was made with one of the embossed papers from the paper pad. Spraying parts of the paper with Kaisermists, creates fantastic effects. The background papers takes the colour, white the embossed parts of the paper stays white and glossy. This makes the embossed pattern pop out.

Kaisercraft materials:  PP981 Paper Pad | CT840 Collectables | Pearls: SB794 Snow | Kaisermist: KM105 Turquoise |CD101 Coconut Weave cadstock.

Other: Metal embellishment and white paint.

Ma Cherie collection is a wonderful collection with fantastic colours. I made a layout inspired of the colours around me here in Norway. The photo is from my trip to Japan this summer.

“Start your day with a smile”  layout

Ma Cherie Japan layout 1

Behind the photo, I have used cheese cloth. The cheese cloth has been colourd with Kaisercraft’s ink pads.

Ma Cherie Japan layout 2

I have used different flowers and metal on the background. The butterflies are made by stamping on acetate.

Ma Cherie Japan layout 3

Kaisercraft materials: Papers: P1960 Fine | PP982 Paper Pad  | CS241 Clear Stamps  | Ink Pad: IP730 Avokado, Ip733 Vine and IP719 Black | Clear sticker: ST927 Inspirational.

Other: Gessso, cheese cloth, metal and acetate.

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  • Reply Alicia McNamara October 9, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Lovely projects Kirsten. I love your Mixed Media cards. Just gorgeous! xxoo

  • Reply D Breen October 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    The “Ma Cherie” range is adorable will go nicely with my Monets Garden photos. Just love the Xmas cards.

  • Reply Adriana Bolzon October 9, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Lovely projects :)

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