Saturday, 31 January 2009

Feb Kit step by step and sketch you like the new kit?? Do you love the idea of the add on kit?? i know I do!
It gives you so much more to play with and to help make your LO's 'pop'.

I have created a step by step for you using this gorgeous kit and add-on.
I have also created my own sketch as well. i hope you like it.
Here goes.......

Step one.
Using the threaded water punch (available from the shop) create a scalloped edge down the side of the ‘Sugar Cookie’ paper. You then need to trim this strip so that it is 23cms long. If you don’t have this punch use a different one or create your own scalloped edge. I have also gone along and punched another hole in between the other holes. Here is a photo to show you what I mean. Sorry for the terrible picture!!

Step two.
Using the same paper cut a strip 2cms wide x 28cms long You need to them glue both pieces to the white cardstock. I have done it so the scallop is pink and the strip orange. The pink strip is 2.5cms from left hand side and the orange butts up against the pink, making sure equal amounts top and bottom.Step three.
Using the butterscotch paper cut a strip 10cms wide by 25cms long. Glue this piece down (hearts side up) so that it slightly overlaps the orange and again equal amounts top and bottom.

Step four.
Using the Raspberry Cream paper cut a piece 11cms x 15cms. Glue this down (pinky side up) so that it overlaps the last piece by about 3cms and is about 2 cms lower down the page. See the photo if I am confusing you! LOL.

Step five.
Again using the raspberry cream paper cut a strip 4cms wide by 15cms wide. Stick it down (striped side up) running horizontally and butting up against the last piece you stuck down. Again see photo.

Step six.
Now its time to stick your photo on. In my sketch I have drawn it for one photo, but in my example I have used two. Use as many as you want.

Step seven.
Now you need to stick on your title.

Step eight.
Now embellish and make it your own!!!
The first photo shows the Lo using the kit.
The second photo shows the LO using the kit and the add-on kit.


February Newsletter is on its way to your inbox!

It's HERE! The big Kit news!!!! This year for something a little extra we have created the ADD-ON KIT!!!! A bag full of embellishments to add to the Monthly Designer Kit! All those little bit extras that you sometimes feel you need to add to your pages!
Well now it's happened!

So for an extra $10 you can purchase the Monthly Add-on Kit - that is jam packed with embellishments up to $15 - $20 value!!!!

February's Add-on Kit Features:

Jenni Bowlin Kiss Bingo Card
KAISERcraft Black Rhinestones
Bazzill Black velvet flowers
KAISERcraft Clear stamp
Green Tara Hot pink and white blossoms
Bella-Hot pink Bling brads
Heidi Swapp- chipboard shapes
Black embroidery thread
White/silver tag
Silver diamond shaped studs

This month's kit is bright, fun, and romantic all mixed together, which makes it perfect for all those Valentine's Day layouts, coming up in the next couple of weeks.

This kit features:

KAISERscrapbooking Sweets patterned papers:
- Butterscotch
- Sugar Cookie
- Creme Caramel
- Raspberry Cream

Bazzill Cardstock
- Hot pink
- White
- Orange

Heidi Swapp - Newsprint Glossy Black chipboard alphabet
Adorn it - Carolee's Creations- Tiny etched natural alphabet stickers
Hambly Screenprints - Black transparency frame
KAISERcraft Pearls - Pearl
Queen & Co - Hot pink Felt Fusion
Green Tara Black blossoms

Check out the Designer's Gallery to see what the Designer's have created with this month's kit!

This week's Sketch...

This week's sketch is created by Mish.

Perfect for lots of holiday snaps.
Mish has used KAISERscrapbook's fun in the sun papers, Green Tara blossoms, Tim Holtz Grungeboard and Versacube Ink.

Look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery

And the WINNER is........

as drawn by Will and Georgia(very excited they,  KRIS....woo, hoo, well done Kris, you've won $10 off your next order at Country Papercraft, just put it in the comment section of your order Kris and it's your. Thanks ladies for your great comments, and stay tuned for the newsletter and kit reveal, which will be in your inboxes very soon. Have a great weekend. 

Friday, 30 January 2009

A final Sneak....

Ok.....this is your last sneak at the luscious February Designer kit, before the big reveal tomorrow, and, it's also your last chance today to leave a comment here to be in the running to win a $10 voucher to spend in the shop. We will draw a random winner tomorrow and post the winner on the blog, so enjoy the rest of your Friday, and get ready for the February Newsletter and Kit release tomorrow :)

Thursday, 29 January 2009

More Products added to the shelves!

Time for another update on what's new instore

Hero Arts Clear Stamps - Anytime Messages, Frames & Messages, Treasure the Moments

Adorn-IT Clear Stamps - Birthday Bash

Glimmermist - Dew Drop, English Ivy, Garden Fairy

Heidi Swapp Clear Extras - a diecut sheet of Heidi's Ghost shapes - new product from Heidi!

Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser.

Not long now until the Feb Designer Kit is released - and the BIG announcement!

Don't forget to post a comment to be in the running for a voucher!

And here's some MORE......

Well we are back with yet another sneak peak at the fabbo February Designer kit, have you spotted any clues yet??? They are there trust Don't forget to leave a comment and you could be in the running to win a $10 voucher to spend in the shop, have a great Thursday, and make sure you check in tomorrow for another peak. 

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Another sneak...

Well here we go with another little sneak peak at the yummy February Designer kit, so how is it looking so far? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment here, and one lucky person will win a $10 voucher to use in CPC store, so get typing girls, and we will announce the winner here on the blog on Saturday. Have a great day, and see you back here tomorrow for another sneak at the kit, and maybe a clue ;)

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Extra, extra...

....we thought we would give you a few sneak peaks of the gorgeous February Designer kit over the next few days, and maybe just a few little hints as to what we are up to with the kits come February 1st, so keep checking in to catch a few more glimpses. See you tomorrow.

Scrapbooking Sketch No 4 - TD

Deb (AKA TD)has created this fabbo sketch for you all.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Darkroom Door and so much more!

Darkroom Door's ranges of stamps and patterned papers have hit the shelves at CPC.

These are a great range of vintage type papers and stamps and well worth getting hold of!

Also added over the past couple of weeks are:

Clip it up Combos - great storage for those rub-ons, stickers and the like.

Heidi Swapp Foam Stamps - Spooks, Dots, Exclamation, Hibiscus

See D's Stamp Sets - Arrows, Baby, Bella Flora, Birthday, Fresh Upper & Lowercase, More Borders, Sharie's alphabet, Stars, Wedding

Stampendious Clear Stamps - Butterfly Beauties, Silhouette Songbirds

Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps - Dog & Pony show, Rocket Man

Inkadinkado Clear Stamps - Floral Flourishes, Beautiful Fairies

Rusty Pickle Acrylic Stamps - Chocolate Kisses, Pirate Princess

Hero Arts Stamps - Calendar, Birthday Messages, Brackets & Swirls, Long Bracket Messages

Darkroom Door Papers - Legato, Robots, Robot Journals, Music Gazette

Darkroom Door Wordstrips - Venetian, Music

Darkroom Door Photobooth - Ladies

Fiskars border & Corner Punch - Read between the Vines, Lattice Entertain You, Leave it to Weaver, Sunburst, Coming up Roses, Hearts, Flowers, Greek Key, Embossing Scalloped Daisy, Icing on the Cake, A dozen Roses

Versamarker pens,

Versamark Dazzle - Frost, Champagne

Versacolour Cubes - Canary

Foam Dots & Squares

Cuttlebug Storage Folders are back in stock - Hurry these sell out quickly!

Cuttlebug Storage Folder inserts

Fancy Pants Holiday Transparencies

Bella Chipz assorted chipboard flowers

Fiskar's soft touch scissors are back in stock

Brilliance White Ink pad & Refill

Acrylic Stamp block - for those long clear stamps

KAISERscrapbook Clear Stamps - Christmas Trees, Christmas, Friends are back in stock

KAISERcraft File Set

KAISERscrapbooking Brads - Sakura, Waterberry, What a Hoot, Military, Dancing Jewel, Distracted, Skull Girl, On the Dot, Skull Boi, Rustic Charm, Everblooming

KAISERscrapbook Papers - Military, Distracted, On the Dot, Skull Boi, Rustic Charm, Dancing Jewel, Argentella, LoveStruck

KAISERcraft Wooden Bookshelf, mini album

Basic Grey Rub-on Tool - back in stock

Carolee Creation's Alphabet Stickers - back in stock

Hambly Transparency Borders - back in stock

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

NEW Kaisercraft File Set.

Need a file set to add to your craft tool box? Stop your search - Kaisercraft's new File Set are perfect for distressing papers and smoothing the edges of Beyond-the-Page albums, and at great value - you can't go wrong!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Scrapbooking Sketch No 3. - Mish

Mish is away with her family, but before she went she created this sketch for you all.
On this layout Mish has used all the products from the fabbo January Kit, available at the shop.

Marg has used Mish's sketch to create this layout. She has used a transparency, some older papers from a kit along with Kaiser Rhinestone & PP and some Queen and Co. Felt.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Hi I'm Julie and here is my
Step by Step project for you to have a go with.
"Precious moments layout. "
What you need:
3 sheets 12x12 pp
1 sheet of shaped pp ( for template only)
1 tag
1 journal block
20cm bit of ribbon
Some buttons/ bling
Assorted lettering
1 x 5x7 or 6x8 portrait pic.

Step 1

Using the template sheet trace around and cut out on 1 sheet of pp. Ink all edges.

2. ink edges of backing pp and stick shaped pp ontop.
3 & 4. cut a piece of pp the same size of your pic – so if your pic is 5x7 then cut a piece 5x7 - if your pic is 6x8 then cut a piece 6x8. Ink edges and stick down landscape across your page.
Stick down your pic – i have stuck mine down about 1” up from the edge of the pp.

5. choose your title – I have placed my title over the photo to make it stand out more.

6. I have slipped a tag - inked - under the edge of the photo


7. add the ribbon under the photo. Then add the journal block ( I have added a quote to my journal block) and a flower or 2, a flourish and some buttons or bling.

All done!!! Hope you enjoyed it!

Bye for now.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

NEW Darkroom Door Stamps and Papers

Now in-store some of the awesome Darkroom Door Stamps and Papers.

Each tin includes one unmounted red rubber sheet suitable for card making, scrapbooking, paper craft, mixed media, collage and many other applications. Rubber stamps are known for their durability and retain the highest image detail with our photographic designs.
Size: 185mm x 130mm (7.3" x 5.1")
Directions for use:1. Adhere full red rubber sheet to EZ Mount foam (sold separately).2. Trim stamps individually using Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors.3. Place stamp onto clear Stamping Block - now you're ready for stamping!4. Store stamps in the metal tin provided.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Scrapbook Sketch No 2

Deb has created this sketch for you all to have a go with.

Here is the example of Deb's sketch using the fabulous Crate Papers Prudence collection pp's, along with SEI and Carolees alpha stickers - all available from CPC.
She used both DM and Kindy Glitz for definition on the lo.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Celebrate Card

This ia a Card that Marg made for a friend's birthday.

She has used Kaiser Vagabond Papers and Brads with Bazzill blossoms.
A great card for any occasion.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Fiskars Border Punches

We have just expanded our range of Fiskars Border Punches to include the Fiskars Corner and Border Punches. Takes the guess work out of creating corners.
Check them out in the Shop.
Also have restocked the very popular Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, this does a scalloped edge with a punched hole in the scallop.
Of all the punches this one is great to use with cardstock as well as Patterned Paper.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Scrapbook Sketches

We thought we would kick the year off with something new.

Each week we will be posting a Scrapbook Sketch for you to have a go at.
Sketch No 1 for 2009 is from Marg.
(First Sketch she has ever done)
Hope you like it.

Here is an example that Marg has done using the sketch.

She has used Bazzill cardstock, the red has been run through the Cuttlebug using the Spots and Dots Embossing Folder.

Also some Deluxe Design Chronicles Romance Collage paper, which can be found in the Patterned Paper - Olde World section in The Shop.

The other paper is an older BG Black Tie paper, no longer available, from her stash.

The stamping was done with MM Magnetic Stamps.

The little letters are Carolee's Creations Tiny Alphabet Stickers.

All available from Country Papercraft.

Would you like to use our sketches? Please email us a 100kb or less image of your sketch and permission to publish your sketch on our blog.

Share your sketch interpretations with us in our GALLERY.

Monday, 5 January 2009


The Beloved CUTTLEBUGS are back in Stock.... HURRY THESE SELL OUT FAST!!!!

Bella Chipz Chipboard Alphas - in blue, black, pink, purple & white

Dreamstreet Chipboard Alphabet (was featured in Jan 08 Designer Kit)

Heidi Swapp Ghost Alphas - these are making a resurgence - they look excellent when run through the CUTTLEBUG embossing folders.

Xyron Large Sticky Dots

Glue Dots - mini, pop-up & craft dots - these would have to be some of the best dots around!!!! I love using the mini dots for chipboard alphas & and they are almost invisible under transparencies. The pop-up dots are FANTABULOUS for layering your blossoms or embellishments!

Print Blocks 3 ring Binders - Black, Red, Lime Green

Print Block post bound Albums - Hot Pink, Lime Green, Red Hot, Sky Blue

Check out all the new arrivals HERE

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Crate Paper step by step...

Do you love Crate paper?? I do..theres just something about it, maybe its the texture the paper has, the double sided feature is a definate plus, or maybe its the weird smell it has?? i dont know but it has always been one of my favourite ranges. the three new lines they have recently released is no exception. Totally gorgeous colours and you get SO much in the packs. two of each paper, plus some gorgeous glitter die-cuts and borders and an alphabet, not to mention the die-cut speciality paper as well.... O my!!

I have decided to do a bit of a feature on the prudence range. i have created a LO and am going to show you step by step how I went about creating it. How does that sound for something different?

Ok here goes.

I have started off with using 'Virtue' as my base with the lined side up. I then cut a 22cm x 20cm piece of 'discretion' and a 20cm x 18cm piece from 'Vigilance'.

I then distressed the edges using the scissor method but you dont have to its an optional step.

I then stuck the pages on top of one another (the darker one on top) and then stuck to my base with it slightly being closer to the bottom than centred iykwim .....LOL

Then i took the large sparkly green border from the die-cut sheet and cut it so it went about 3/4 of the way across the two PP's. I rounded the end so it looked like it was originally that long. i then inked it with pinecone ink butthats optional. (o yea and dont throw away the small circles you punch out the middle!!)

I then took the large circle diecut and cut it in half. i stuck one half under the side of the PP's.

The next step i did was the stick my photos down. Now I have used 4 smaller photos but you can use one or two or more. its up to you!!. i then stuck the other half circle underneath my photos in the top left hand corner.

Now comes the part to use those tiny glittered circles. i placed them in a line alternateing between big and small across the top of the PP's on the right hand side.

now its time to finish off by adding your title and any other embellishments.

i went with the small Adorn it letters and Heidi Swapp plastic letters but you could ude the letters from the crate paper pack. They are just awesome!!

I hope you have enjoyed my little step by step

and thanks for stopping by!!