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Food Memories by Leonie Neal-Dawson

July 11, 2016

Hello and welcome, Leonie Neal-Dawson with you today sharing my take on the two July collections from Kaisercraft.


When I saw the Bon Appetit collection I immediately thought of the many food photo’s I have on my camera roll and that I really should scrapbook them.  I’m sure I’m not alone in this, we take these food photo’s for a reason but I rarely do anything with them.  I found when I looked back at the photo’s they all had memories attached to them.  Where they had been taken, the occasion and people attached to those food memories really deserved a spot in my scrapbook albums.  So, first up I chose some baking photo’s and scrapped this page.


I thought it would be fun to print a photo of the recipe I used to make these chocolate chip biscuits and include it on my scrapbook page.


How cute are the Wood Flourishes with this collection?  I used all the sweet baking icons to make a banner across the top of my photo’s


Kaisercraft Products: Bon Appetit Collection P2115|CT859|FL577|EM432 Recipe cards|EM405 paper Doilies|ST909 Epoxy Stickers Natural|CT859 Collectables|KM113 Kaisermist Coffee| Other: Twine

My second page with the Bon Appetit collection features one of my kids in the kitchen.  As part of a school assignment in year 7 the kids have to plan, prepare and cook a meal at home for their family.  My favourite school assignment ever, I wish they had to do it once a week at least!




The title on my page I hand cut using the Designer Template Uppercase Alpha.


Kaisercraft Products:Bon Appetit Collection P2116|PP1000 paper Pad|CT859 Collectables|FL577 Flourish pack Cooking|IT907 Designer Template Uppercase Alpha


Kaisercrafts’ second release this month is the delightful Mademoiselle collection which features soft, pastel colours and delicate floral and lace patterns.  I created a bit of a patchwork effect on the base of this scrapbook page sewing the edges of the paper.




Kaisercraft Products: Mademoiselle Collection P2127|P2125|P2124|PP2128|P2132|PP1001 paper Pad|AS254 Alpha Stickers|EM405 Paper Doilies|F629|F650|F658 Paper Blooms

Finally today I have a page about my daughter and I sharing a snack at one of my favourite cafes for her birthday earlier this year.   I love the pinks and greens in the Mademoiselle collection.  They were a perfect match for this photo documenting another fun food memory.



I created another banner, this time using diecuts from the collectables pack and punchouts from the paper pad.


Kaisercraft Products: Mademoiselle Collection PP1001 Paper Pad|FL578 Fourish Pack Antiques|CT860 Collectables|KM110 Kaisermist|As254 Alpha Stickers|EM405 paper Doilies. Other: Twine

Thanks for stopping by the Kaisercraft blog today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my post today and perhaps feel inspired to scrapbook some of your own food memories?!

Happy Crafting, Leonie Neal-Dawson

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Kaisercraft Layouts Saturday Sketches

Saturday Sketch May #2

May 16, 2011

For those who are unfamilar with our MONTHLY SATURDAY SKETCH challenge, here’s what happens:

The rules:

Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted here on the blog. From these sketches, you have that many chances to create a layout of your own and upload it to any gallery of your choice, or in a blog post, facebook page, the Kaisercraft Gallery etc.

Once your layout is complete and uploaded along with the sketch name/number and month, link your layout into the comments section of the approapriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete!

Full terms and conditions can be found here (including the layout must be comprised of at least 70% Kaisercraft product).

The deadline:

Comment on this post (or other May sketch posts) with your linked layout before 31st May 2011.

The prize:

1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new collections (valued at approximately $50).

2nd PLACE: A Kaisercraft scrap pack (including new products) valued at approximately $30.


Adapted from Melissa Kennedy’s Layout ‘Silly’ as seen on Page 4 of the Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine

And our Design Team have also had a go at this sketch:

Layout ‘Some Bunny Loves You’  by Trudi Harrison.

Materials: Party Animals Collection – Patterned Papers P662 Hooray, p661 Jive, P659 Celebrate, PP842 Paper pad, JT618 Mini ournal Tags. Other Alpha’s, Black pen and Mist

Layout ‘Young Lady’ by Kirsty Piper.

Chapter One? Collection- P665 Afresh, SS102 Sticker sheet, PP843 Paper Pad, JT 619 Mini Jourmal Tags, CB127 Printed Chipboard, F633 Paper Blooms- Olive, RS542 Rhinestone strip- black, RS402 Rhinestone Island Lagoon, FL341 Wooden Flourishes Magical Butterflies

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Beyond the Page Layouts

Chanteuse Happiness

April 25, 2011


Kerryn, Trudi and Kirsty are signing in this week.

Today we have an altered ‘Twelve Frame Photo Display’,’ and 2 layouts to share showcasing the gorgeous Chanteuse Collection.

‘Mother Display Frame’ by Kerryn Lawson

Kerryn : I love all the fabulous quotes that are part of the Chanteuse collection.  With Mothers Day fast approaching I decided I would alter the Twelve Frame Photo Display as a bit of a reminder of how much Mum means to us.  I have added lots of flowers, flourishes, birds and butterflies.   Hopefully every time she looks at it, it will bring a smile to her face.

“Mother display frame” by Kerryn Lawson

Materials Used : Twelve frame photo display (SB2093), Chanteuse patterned paper – Eco (P641), Staccato (P638), Marcato (P643), Tremolo (P639), Vivo (P640), Chanteuse paper pad (PP840), Chanteuse diecut elements (DC337), Chanteuse colour rubons (RB900), Chanteuse printed chipboard (CB125), Chanteuse posies (EM960), Wooden flourishes – padlocks (FL333), birds (FL304), flourish vine (FL328), Paper blooms – Fairy floss (F640), olive (F633), Rhinestone flourish – Decorative Antique rose (RS464), Black rubons – Heritage (RB802), Pearls – Champagne (SB714), chocoalte (SB792), Hot Pink (SB787), Ink – Rose (IP712), Organza ribbon – Pink (RI614).

Other materials used : Rubons, punch.


Trudi:  The Chanteuse Collection is a delightful mix of shabby vintage loveliness.  I couldn’t resist the gorgeous floral blooms and the ornate elements.

For my layout ‘Happiness’, I was inspired to come out from behind the camera for this one and have created a little ‘inner self’ layout dedicated to me.

Layout – ‘Happiness’ by Trudi Harrison

The Chanteuse Patterned Paper ‘Staccato’ was perfect for fussy cutting.  Floral images have been cut out and layered with printed chipboard elements.

In the Paper Pad there is a gorgeous foiled page of frames.  I have cut out one and slipped this behind the photo along with a gorgeous set of ‘Iron Gate’ wood flourishes.

Materials Used: Chanteuse Collection Patterned Papers – P638 Staccato, P641 P640 Vivo, Eco, PP840 Paper Pad, JT616 Mini Journal Tag, CB125 Printed Chipboard,  Die Cut Elements DC337, Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink, Wood Flourishes – Iron Gate FL337, Rhinestone Flourishes – Elegant Antique Rose RS548, B&W Rub- Ons Inner Self RB907.

Other: Border Punch, Butterfly Die


Kirsty: My first thoughts, especially when seeing the gorgeous Marcato Paper, was of my extended family, and how much fun it is when we all get together :)

I found this photo of us from 3 Christmases ago. My mum used to harass us all together for a family portrait every time we got together…and yep, even as adults we whined and whinged and complained lol. I am forever grateful now that she has gone, that she bullied us each time, and that I am left with these lovely family photos.

Kirsty Piper: Family Is Forever: Chanteuse Collection- Soprano(P642), Vivo(P640), Marcarto(P643), Tremolo(P639) Printed Chipboard(CB125), Die Cut Elements(DC337), Colored Rubons(RB900) Kisercraft Other- Chipboard Alphas #1(CB107), Pearl Strip Chocolate(PL504), Mini Crochet Doilies(EM952) Wooden Flourishes bird cage.

The flowers in the Staccato paper just beg to be cut out and layered :) And the Printed Chipboard adds just the right amount of dimension to my little cluster of flowers.

This collection is just gorgeous. Perfect for so many different scrapping subjects!

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Kitchen Attire

March 31, 2011

Hello Again!

Trudi, Lesley and Kerryn here and today we are in the kitchen with the delightful Nan’s Favourites Collection.

Trudi : I had a touch of nostalgia when I first saw this collection.  It did remind me so much of my late Nan – especially the lemons.  No she wasn’t sour by any means (LOL) but she had this huge lemon tree in the back yard and when the lemons were ripe she was always making lemonade, lemon slice and lemon butter.  My Nan was a terrific cook and whenever you visited she always seemed to be in the kitchen.  Without a doubt, she always wore an apron or a piny as she referred to them as.  My Nan was also a dressmaker so they were of course hand made.  Always made with a little ruffle, gathered at the waist and a big pocket on the front.

So today I have gone back into the kitchen and I figure that if I am going to cook up a storm, I might need one of these – an apron!

For me,  Nan’s Favourites and Aprons went hand in hand, though this one is in the form of a decoration rather than practicability.

During my Internet travels a while back, I recall  seeing a card that had an apron die cut attached to the front of it.  I adapted this idea and made a template in the shape of an apron.

The base of the apron has been cut from the Apple Pie P611 patterned paper.

I have created faux pockets from Marmalade and again Apple Pie.  My Nan used to carry a handkerchief in hers, but for this one, I found the wooden kitchen utensils and spoon were a perfect accompaniment to sit inside the smaller pocket.  To dress it up – a  little bit of paper pleating to represent some faux lace around the arm holes.

I  found  the new Kaisercraft Layout Stand a perfect support for my apron to sit on.  The Layout Stand has also been altered with Nan’s Favourites patterned paper ‘Cookie Dough’.

‘My Kitchen Rules’ by Trudi Harrison.  Materials Used: Nan’s Favourites Collection Patterned Papers Apple Pies P611, Cookie Dough P614 & Marmalade P613, Paper Pad PP836, Embellishment Pack – Recipe Card EM956, Wooden Flourishes – Kitchen Utensils FL344 & Fork, Knife & Spoon FL343, Alpha Stickers – A218 & A224, Grosgrain Ribbon, Layout Stand SB2104.  Other: Ink, Button, Twine, Border Punch.


Lesley here: The recipe cards are absolutely fabulous and I decided to create a Recipe Mini Album for my daughter. She loves cooking, eating cooking and decorating cooking!   I thought I could put together her favourite recipes on the cards and then laminate them to make them more robust for the kitchen. Cooking often ends up slightly messy in our household! The layout stand is also perfect to hold her little collection of recipes. I covered this in paptterned paper and then used a glaze paste over top to seal the paper so it can be easily wiped if necessary. Because I wanted to laminate the recipe cards I had to keep the cards flat so to add embellishments I used the clear stamps and stamped them with versamark and then brushed on perfect pearls.

“Recipe Mini Album and Stand” by Lesley Cooper

Materials used: Layout Stand (SB2104); Recipe Cards (EM956); Patterned Paper Marmalade (P613), Lemon Slice (P615); Journal Tags (JT613); Die Cut Elements (DC333); Paper Pad (PP836); Mini Alphas (MA503); Wooden Flourishes Kitchen Utensils (FL344); Paint (KC002); Clear Stamps (CS770), (CS954); Printed Chipboard (CB121); Other bath plug chain, versamark, perfect pearls, gesso, chalk ink


Kerryn : We have had an empty shelf in our kitchen for some time so I decided that with the help of the Nans Favourites collection I would create something to fill that empty space.

From a couple of different angles.

I didn’t overcomplicate the project because I wanted the focus to remain on the kitchen theme of the piece.  I teamed the fun Nans Favourites embellishments with twine and 2 different colours of paper blooms.  I added a bit of stitching and distressing too, just because I wanted to :).

It is now sitting pretty on my (no longer empty) shelf.

“Kitchen cubes” by Kerryn Lawson

Products Used : Nans Favourites Journal Tags (JT613), Die Cut Elements (DC333), Printed chipboard (CB121), Paper pad (PP836), Patterned paper – Apple Pie (P611), Cookie Dough (P614), Marmalade (P613), Lemon Slice (P615), Paper Blooms – Terracotta (F635) & Ruby (F636), Rhinestones – Deep Yellow (SB712), Wooden flourishes – Locks & Hinges (FL330), Padlocks (FL333), Cubes – Large (SB2100), Medium (SB2099), Small (SB2098).

Other products used : Twine, leaves.

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The right amount of sweetness

March 30, 2011


Trudi, Kerryn and Lesley here with our layout shares created with the new Nan’s Favourite Collection.

Trudi : This collection has just the right amount of sweetness for my liking and it reminds me of  happy days gone by.

Layout ‘Sweetness” by Trudi Harrison

Materials Used: Nan’s Favourites Patterned Papers Shortbread P610, Apple Pie P611, Cherry Tart P612, Marmalade P613, Paper Pad P836, Printed Chipboard CB121; English Rose Clear Stamps CS768; Wood Flourishes –  Hanging Plaque FL334, Funky Butterflies FL342; B/W Rub-ons Inner Self RB907; Flutterby – Bubblegum EM962; Pearl Chocolate Flourishes – Elegant PL513 & Elegant PL509; Mini Alpha Stickers MA503.  Other: Border Punch, Quickutz Die, Flower Punches, Computer Font, Shimmer Mist,  Dimensional Magic, Brown Ink

To create the stamped rose blooms,  I have revisited the English Rose Clear Stamps. The rose image  has been stamped numerous times on the reverse sides of Nan’s Favourites patterned papers Shortbread P610 and Cherry Tart P612.  The images were then cut out and then arranged and layered under and around the photo.  To add a little dimension, attach some of the images with foam dots or tape.

I created my hand cut ‘sweetness’ title with the help of my computer and an enlarged font.  I printed it onto cardstock and then cut it out.  To add some shine, Dimensional Magic was applied to the letters.  The title has been combined with mini alpha stickers and the sentiment is one from the new ‘Inner Self’ rub-ons.


Kerryn : The Nans Favourites collection was just the recipe I needed for photos I had taken of my children while they were decorating my daughters 5th birthday cake.  The photos aren’t the greatest but I love that it captures them working together.

Did you know that each Kaisercraft collection comes with a fantastic set of stamps?  I must admit I don’t use them nearly enough but for this layout it was just what I was after.  I have made my own patterned paper by stamping the cherries repeatedly on the reverse side of the Marmalade paper (P613).  By using a similar coloured ink to the paper I have added depth to the paper without it taking over.  I wanted it to enhance the page not become the focal point.

The mini alphas are perfect when it comes to adding journalling to your layout.  If you have alot of journalling it can take a little bit of time, but it is worth it.  I have added rows of stitching for extra definition.

“Making a grub of it” by Kerryn Lawson

Products Used :  Nans Favourites patterned paper – Apple Pie (P611), Marmalade (P613), Cherry Tart (P612), Lemon Slice (P615), Nans Favourites Paper Pad (PP836), Nans favourites Diecut elements (DC333), Nans Favourites – Printed Chipboard (CB121), Nans Favourites Clear Stamps (CS770), Paper Blooms – Honey (F629), Pearls – Teal (SB783), Alpha Stickers – Avocado (AS218), Mini Alpha Stickers – White & Chocolate (MA504), Tiny alpha stickers – white (MA509), Ink – Sandstone (IP710).

Other Products Used : Punches, buttons, mini alpha stickers.


Lesley here: Nan’s Favourites is a fabulous collection. I love the muted colours and all those awesome graphics and sayings. I created a simple but effective layout using just the Journal Tags, Printed Chipboard and Die Cut Elements. I have used the Journal Tags as my patterned paper to create a background for my photo. I printed my journaling onto transparency as I wanted the background to show through. I adhered the transparency using white paint which also highlights the key part of my journaling. I punched a hole in the chipboard elements and hung them with string around the tab. I used staples to adhere certain elements to my layout as well. 

“Decorate” by Lesley Cooper

Products Used :  Nan’s Favourites Journal Tags (JT603); Die Cut Elements (DC333); Printed Chipboard (CB121); Mini Alpha Stickers (MA503); Alpha Stickers (AS225); Other: string, stazon, white paint, transparency, staples

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