Finalist Entry Kaisercraft DT 2014/15

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.

Kaiser Yuletide Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Kaiser Yuletide Layout by Alicia Redshaw Kaiser Yuletide Layout by Alicia Redshaw Kaiser Yuletide Layout by Alicia Redshaw Kaiser Yuletide Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Next I created one of my personalised style Christmas Cards that I send to Family and Friends each year.

Yuletide Easel Card by Alicia Redshaw

Yuletide Easel Card by Alicia Redshaw Yuletide Easel Card by Alicia Redshaw Yuletide Easel Card by Alicia Redshaw

Then I got thinking that some of the papers could be used for some funky Christmas table decor, specifically placecards.

Yuletide Placecard by Alicia Redshaw Yuletide Placecard by Alicia Redshaw

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.

Yuletide Concertina Card by Alicia Redshaw

Yuletide Concertina Card by Alicia Redshaw Yuletide Concertina Card by Alicia Redshaw Yuletide Concertina Card by Alicia Redshaw Yuletide Concertina Card by Alicia Redshaw

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.

Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw

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!.

Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Layout by Alicia Redshaw

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.

Rustic Charm Card by Alicia Redshaw

Rustic Charm Card by Alicia Redshaw Rustic Charm Card by Alicia Redshaw

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…..

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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8 thoughts on “Finalist Entry Kaisercraft DT 2014/15

  1. Congratulations! You deserve to have your immense talent and creativity recognised. Fingers and toes crossed here also.
    Hugs
    Dawn

  2. These are truly beautiful creations Alicia!
    So happy and proud for you to be a Finalist! Congratulations and all the best, I have the best faith that you will be chosen as a DT!
    Btw- I’m totally in love with that second range! Love, Love, Love! Can’t wait to get my hands on it too!
    Thanks for sharing, Toni.. xoxo

  3. Congratulations on making round two of the finals. Hope to see your name up on the DT for Kaiser craft real soon.

  4. Congratulations Alicia,
    Have you heard anything back as yet as being chosen as a DT. Proud of your and your beautiful work
    Russ is too. Both praying that you are chosen

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