Kaisercraft Starry Night Collection

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you a look at the Kaisercraft Starry Night collection. This week there is cards, a sticky note pad, a small note book and a list pad. Starry Night is a very dark blue you could be forgiven for thinking is black in some instances.

The Cards

I totally forgot all about the wooden flourishes so they don’t make an appearance, oops! This first set of cards all use elements from the collectables, sticker book, stamp set, and the cut apart sentiment sheets from both the paper and the loose sheets.

My favourite cards is the Christmas tree and ornament one!

In the next set I used the pine leaf stamp on two of the cards to make a background. I had some really pretty blue sparkly gloss cardstock that I got from a charity shop that I cut into strips. Using the strips helps to extend the cardstock a long way. As I only managed to get 3 or 4 sheets this helps a lot!

Cards with lots of shiny gold

This last card was the most complicated as I added a removable tag on the right side. I really should have added some cardstock behind the upper edges of the patterned paper but the double layer of tape does help the tag slide in and out ok. All the dimensional elements on the cards have cut up foam sheets behind them.

Card with removable tag

The Non Cards!

For this next pic I made a sticky note pad with a magnetic enclosure. I hid and extra image under the circle image so it wasn’t blank when opened. The sticky note pad helped me use up some of the remaining scraps I had left. Then for the notebook I wanted to keep it flat so it was easier to write on. With this in mind I used stickers and refrained from adding any curios. Last but not least was the list pad. I did add dimension behind the poinsettia and add a curio as the list pad is single sided.

Lis Pad, Sticky Notes and a Note Book

I hope you enjoyed this look at the Kaisercraft Starry Night collection. to see another Christmas collection you can go here. Let me know what your favourite make is bellow. Hope you are doing some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. Thanks so much for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Aussie Christmas 2020 The Reject Shop

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

This week I am looking at this years Aussie Christmas 2020 collection from The Reject Shop. There is a 36 sheet paper pack, a 4 sheet sticker pack and a 30 pack of die cuts. Each packet was $3. Some of the pictures are different from the video as when I was recreating them I cut the paper the wrong way and had to work out alternative cards. You can see a previous Christmas post here.

These first few cards showcase Koalas and Kookaburras. There were many Koala die cuts, more than any of the other animals. I used loads of gold foil strips to add some elegance to the cards without it costing too much money. The stitched circles and ovals are from Paper Rose as is the yellow Merry Christmas..

Koalas and Kookaburras

In the next pic you get to see some of the other Aussie animals, Tasmanian Devil, Wombat and a Platypus. The large Merry Christmas die is from Pretty Pink Posh and the smaller one is one I got when I was in the UK from The Works. I will list all stamp brands at the end.

Lot’s of Aussie Goodness!

For the first card in the next set of cards I used the Sizzix die set Pretty Wreath. I liked it because I can use any flowers or add ons with it, not just the ones that came in the set. I had to use the BBQing Santa and I thought Nice until proven naughty was a great sentiment to pair it with! The card in the top middle is a bunch of left over strips used to create another diagonal panel with some extra gold ones for good measure.

In this next set I used the gorgeous Aqua Koala paper, it didn’t super fit in with the rest of the papers but I liked it so created cards around it. It gave me the opportunity to use some more of the sticker pack too. The background stamp is from Little Bluebird. The darker backgrounds are first generation and the lighter one is second generation stamping. Maybe the red cards could do with a nice white border.

And Finally!

The last set are possibly my favourite cards. I don’t like the mustard colour in the surfing Santa cards but I love how they turned out! HO HO HO die cuts are from a Little B Christmas set. For the die cut background I apologise but I am unsure of what it is called. I bought it off a craft second hand buy and sell group.

In these cards I used a multitude of different stamp sets so if there is one you want to know about in particular leave a comment and I will let you know. The brands used were Inkadinkado, Kaisercraft, Rosie’s Studio and Recollections. I hope you enjoyed some of the many Aussie Christmas 2020 Cards, let me know your favourite below. Go create some arty crafty alchemy yourself. Thanks for dropping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Kaisercraft Lady Like Cards

Today I will be sharing with you cards made with the Kaisercraft Lady Like collection. In the video below I make around 10 cards and share another 10 or so I’d made previously in a live you can watch here.

I made some paper flowers using Kaisercrafts Flora Daisy and Flora Peony dies and I also used Congrats, Thinking of You and the Posy Circle dies as well. Other dies used on the cards include Stitched Circles from Poppy Crafts and Stitched Rectangles from Paper Roses.

Posy Circle and Congrats used here

As my mojo had run away so I ended up using Google and typing in card sketches though I didn’t end up using the sketches as they were just the paper shape, an angled cut here, using some scraps up there. Two sketches unlocked my brain to make 3 or 4 other cards not based on sketches to get this video done after 3 months!

Using a wooden flourish and Nuvo Dream Drops

I tried to use some of every item that came in the collection kit. As the curios are quite heavy I only added one to the centre of a flower and I think they may be better suited to off the page projects. I painted the wooden flourishes with gesso/primer from Aldi.

More flowers made using Flora Daisy and Flora Peony

Not all the cards got photographed, 🤣 Oops! I hope you enjoyed this look at the Kaisercraft Lady Like Collection. Here is a link to cards made in a previous blog from The Reject Shop collections. Hope you’re creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Aldi Watercolour Brush Ink Markers and Paint Set

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the Aldi Watercolour Paint Set and Brush Ink markers. They were quite affordable as most Aldi art products are and worked surprisingly well. To see how they work and what I think of them watch the video below. You can also see how I painted these flowers in this live stream.

I used the Jumbo Amaryllis and Jumbo Peony to paint with the paint set and brush markers respectively. These gorgeous large flowers look absolutely wonderful watercoloured and who doesn’t love a rainbow? Behind the Amaryllis is some Nuvo gold glimmer paste and the stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Mom + Me. Behind the peony is Inka Gold through a brick stencil.

Aldi Watercolour
Jumbo Amaryllis using the Aldi Watercolour Set

This time I wanted to see how a proper rainbow would go with the brush markers. It turned out great and over the top I added the Hedgehog Hollows To The Moon and Back stamp with Nuvo black embossing powder. The stencils used are Tile Pattern from Kaisercraft and a Brick pattern from MFT.

Paints and Projects

Let me know below if you have tried the Aldi Watercolour set or Brush Markers. I hope you enjoyed this post and are staying safe creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Valentine’s and Love Cards

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the Hedgehog Hollow December 2020 Box that has a strong Valentine’s/love theme. I ended up making two cards in the video and showed a bunch more I made at the end. You can see a previous box here and get your own box here.

For the first card I used Catherine Wheel and Storm Cloud Nuvo Shimmer Powders to make a background and then stamped the background stamp with the Clear Mark embossing pad. I then used Stampendous’ detail gold embossing powder to emboss the background and the sentiment strip with the little birdy and Love You.

Valentine’s and Love Cards

Bonus Cards

The next 3 cards are only shown in the video, I used the stencil from the box with some Distress Oxide and a blender brush. I layered a watercoloured floral heart over one, and added Altenew Build Rose flowers to the other two with sentiment strips. For the other card not made in the video I used the background I did make and layered 3 sets of the LOVE die I got from the range in England.

I made a mess…

This next card was messy! I started by stamping the heart ornaments across the top and colouring them with Nuvo Coral Alcohol Markers. I then embossed My Love with black Nuvo embossing powder and the hearts with Stampendous detail gold. Here’s where things went bad… I used the Nuvo Midas Touch pen to add gold shimmer and it went everywhere! To cover the mess I used some DoCrafts Clear Dimensional Glaze to the hearts and cut an extra one to add over the mess in the corner.

I hope you enjoyed these cards using the Hedgehog Hollow December 2020 box. In the end I had fun making some of them even if I did get frustrated at my constant mistakes! Let me know your fave Below. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

The Reject Shop Oh Happy Day 1

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the first of three Oh Happy Day collections from the Reject Shop. In the video I made 12 cards to showcase the first collection which is a rebranding of Pink Lemonade by the looks.

Each collection comes with 36 6″ papers, 2 of each design, 3D Butterflies, a 4 pack of sticker sheets and a packet of die cuts. There is also a 12″ pack of papers but my store sold out really quickly. Instead of the usual two of each die cut there was only one. Each of the four things I bought was $3 each.

11 Cards made with Oh Happy Day

I made 11 cards with the collection using minimal supplies from my stash. Tonic Frame dies, Poppy Crafts Double Stitched Circles and Stitched Hexagons. Rosie’s Studio Still Water stamp and die set and Birthday Mix Stamps. Honey Bee Stamps Sending You stamp set. As well as Archival inks in Jet Black and Aquamarine.

I hope you enjoyed these 11 cards using Oh Happy Day 1. Let me know below your favourite. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop and Giveaway

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am a part of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop with a group of very talented ladies! Please don’t forget to check them out after you watch my video, they are all linked below! I had the opportunity to use some Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi stamps for this hop. They are so adorable I even bought a couple of extra ones and there are loads more I want to buy. There is even a Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop giveaway

Firstly I made some tags for some yummy Caramel Tarts that I made using the Daffodil Block coloured with Copics. I also used my Heidi Swapp Minc to foil one of the sentiments from the Kitchen Sentiments set. I used some math to make the daffodils into tags, one was a little wonky but I fixed it.

Daffodil Block Tags

Next I made a card with the sweetest digi, Peek-a-Boo Sophie. She’s just so adorable! I coloured her with copics too and also used the Minc to foil a sentiment from the Sentiments For Him digi set. Some of the sentiments in that set are unisex so they worked very well here.

Peek-a-boo Sophie Card

Valentinne’s Projects

Turtles Heart Balloons Card

Then I made another card using the Turtles Heart Ballons digi coloured again with Copics. I used some Kaisercraft With Love paper as the background and my Kodamaru corner rounder on selected layers of my image and sentiment which was from Valentine Sentiments.

Top View of Treat Box

Finally I made a treat box to match the previous card using the same With Love paper. Valentine Bunny with Sentiment Digi was used here and I used Copics to colour it before fussy cutting it out. I used the Some Bunny sentiment that came with the rabbit and the For the man I love from the Valentine Sentiments and foiled them red with the Minc. For a little extra pizzazz I ran some sparkly red tape around the base of the box.

Valentine’s Bunny Projects

I really hope you enjoyed the Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop. Watch the video to find out how to enter the giveaway and to hop along with the other ladies. I will also add their links below.

All My Projects

Thanks for hopping by, be sure to hop along, bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop participants

Crafting While Caffeinated: https://youtu.be/Nccx12aPD9U
Multiplicity Crafts: https://youtu.be/Vcwqt49Sp0Y
Notable Ink: https://youtu.be/HWDZLE6fJho
The Joyful Soul Creates: https://youtu.be/mKi6vksA-PQ
My Creative Life: https://youtu.be/oMgo8olOBhw
RiCre8s: https://youtu.be/5vRfjm7PZp4
Crafty Pink Pixie: https://youtu.be/Hb0L6EV-Esg
A Card Day’s Work: https://youtu.be/Zkaw4IghBbI
Joanne Herbert: https://youtu.be/Gqns3HhtyFI
Creative Pixie Design: https://youtu.be/aCr8C1085XU
Jeanie Ellis: https://youtu.be/JA7OkenBoJo
You are here ->->-> Arty Crafty Alchemy: https://youtu.be/5n6C9ODUpIs
Faith Dream Create: https://youtu.be/r6bQfM6Tshs
Teris Mailbox: https://youtu.be/Mdr6VKyj0Uk
Debbie J’s Crafting Corner: https://youtu.be/rpL5AzJnvY8
Adrianne Galvin: https://youtu.be/opJT1tdhZp8
Craftivation: https://youtu.be/HTNDiLlIZ4w
Gather and Create: https://youtu.be/36GG4t4s7cA

Scrapbookingncraft Halloween Collab Week 2

  1. Hello fellow Alchemists,

It’s week two of the Scrapbookingncraft Halloween collab using the chipboard shapes I showed last week. A bunch of lovely ladies are getting their Spooky Halloween vibes going and I will link them all below. Please check them out, they are all very talented!

The Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel dies are really easy to use, the hardest part was choosing which papers to use… I chose some ghosts and eyeballs from the DCWV Spooky Halloween stack. I die cut the ghosts with one of Lawn Fawns Meadow Borders and then with the Reveal Wheel die to make it the right size. Something I had seen on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel.

I cut the eyeball paper with the Reveal Wheel die and layered the grass at the bottom. Then I misted the cat’s shape onto watercolour paper (probably why the shimmer disappeared) with Tim Holtz Black Soot followed by Heidi Swapp’s Colour Shine. I fussy around it and glued it slightly under the grass.

Halloween Reveal Wheel Card

I used stamps from Lawn Fawns Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments set to stamp the  wheel. After that I also stamped a sentiment on black cardstock with an embossing pad and used white embossing powder. Everything surrounding the Reveal Wheel is popped up on foam tape. Watching Lawn Fawns tutorial helped me get it right.

I hope you enjoyed this collab, please check out the other ladies linked below. Hope you are creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Host Channel Scrapbookingncraft

Alexis and Melinda Art Space

Wendy Mason

Heavenly Imaginings

You are here —>Arty Crafty Alchemy

BraveBlueRaven Art and Craft

Crafty Kylie

Joanne Leigh

Card and Matching Canvas feat August 2018 LaLa Land Hedgehog Hollow Box

Hello fellow Alchemists,

For this months LaLa Land Hedgehog Hollow Box I went all out! This week making a total of three projects and matching them to last weeks box project. You can get your own Hedgehog Hollow box here.

Using the Marvy Uchida watercolour pencils that were sent to regular subscribers, I coloured three hedgehogs. I used mostly the brown and black pencils, using the black to darken the brown tone . To carry through the British theme through to the hedgehogs I added some red and the darker blue to the hedgehogs accessories.

I worked on my card and canvas at the same time, I applied Distress Oxide inks the same way I had for the box. I used Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Black Soot. Wide washi tape was added to the bottom of both pieces to I could tie them in with the box too.

Next I used the LDRS Raven hybrid ink to stamp the images and sentiments.  The stamps I used were Hedgehog Hollows Global Love and Sending Hedgehugs and Looking Sharp from LaLa Land Crafts. Again I used the same images of Big Ben, the bus and taxi to tie back to the box.

For the card and canvas I used foam tape behind the hedgehogs and sentiments. I turned the sentiments into banners by cutting a fish tail at one end. Under the hedgehogs little feet  I used Kool Tak clear foam tape.

The envelope was the easiest piece to make as all I did was add the washi at the bottom and the third hedgehog with glue. I really hope you enjoyed this months projects using the LaLa Land Hedgehog Hollow Box. Go create some arty crafty alchemy yourselves and I’ll see you all later!

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

 

Amp It Up August Gift Cards and Tags Collab with Heavenly Imaginings

Hello fellow Alchemist,

Welcome to the Amp It Up August blog hop hosted by Heavenly Imaginings. This week is Gift Cards and Tags and a group of us lady’s have put together some lovely projects to share. I will link everyone below.

Today I made five tags and six gift cards. I have an overall theme happening because for the last week I want to tie most things together 😊 The papers and ephemera are all from Kaisercraft and the Mini Vellum Tags are from Making Memories. The paper pads I used were Twig & Berry and December 25th. I used ephemera from the Turtle Dove, Silent Night and Twig & Berry collectibles.

Stamps used came From Studio G, Holiday clear stamps and Hampton Arts Joyous Holiday by Alison Wong. They were stamped with Versamark embossing ink and sprinkled with either Hampton Art gold or Alison Ellis Designs Golden Sparkle embossing powder. After being stamped and embossed on black cardstock they were turned into small word banners.

To all the big tags I cut with the Tom Holtz Tag Collection dies I added ribbons. I also added ribbons and stickers to all the Making Memories Vellum Tags. To finish everything off I added miscellaneous pearls and rhinestones.

Don’t forget to check out the projects of the lovely ladies below 🙂 Hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. Bye for now

The Arty Crafty Alchemist.

Please check out he other Lovely Ladies in the collab:

Heavenly Imaginings
Alexis and Melinda’s Art Space
Blue Raven Art and Craft
Crafty Kylie
Fiona Jane
Joanne Leigh
Wendy Mason