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Friday, 9 December 2016

Guest Designer | Crece Thomas

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Hello Everyone, Crece Thomas here with you today on the Couture Creations Blog as the Guest Designer for December.
A little about me, I live in Ipswich Queensland, with my Hubby and 2 sons.  I also have many furry and feathered children/pets.
I started Scrapbooking after my first son was born (almost 15 years ago) as a way to document memories for him to look back on in the future. From there my passion grew when I moved here to QLD.
I don’t have a specific style of scrapbooking, I do like to try all the latest trends but If I was to ‘label’ myself with a style it would be “Clean, strong design elements, with unique controlled mixed media pops”
That’s enough about me…lets have a look at the layout I have created using the stunning Ooh La La collection Designed by Queenie Yeung.


Here is how I created this layout.

First I started with the ‘Chocolate Swirls’ patterned paper as the base for the layout.
I then cut ‘Gold, Silver & Bronze’ patterned paper 29cm x 29cm and distressed the edges. Using double sided tape I adhered it to the ‘Chocolate Swirls’ paper.

Using another sheet of ‘Chocolate Swirls’ I created 3 buntings.
The left and right ones measure 8cm x 14cm and the middle one 7.5cm x 20cm.

I then cut 2 of the beautiful patterned frames from ‘Ooh la la frames’ patterned paper and attached these to the 2 smaller sized buntings.

Next I used ‘Patterned in Gold’ patterned paper – Stripe side and cute the piece 10cm x 14.5cm with the lines going horizontal.

I then needed to create a mat for my middle photo. To do this I used ‘Butterflies & Lace’ Patterned paper. Using the lighter side with the golden browns and creams (butterfly side) I cut a rectangle 9cm x 13.5cm.
I then used the other side of ‘Butterflies & Lace’ for the rich brown paper to use with the stunning Ornamental Affair Collection intricut die ‘Finley Border’.
This die cuts 2 different borders, so I ran it through the die cutting machine twice to get 2 of each border.
I then glued the lace looking part of the border to the top and bottom and the other border to the left and right, and trimmed as needed.

I then layered the papers to create the middle bunting and used double sided tape to adhere down – Stripes from ‘Patterned Gold’, next the brown bunting shape from ‘Chocolate Swirls’ and finished it with the Matt created in the last step.

I then added my photos – left and right photos are 5cm x 7.5cm and the middle photo is 7cm x 9.5cm.
I used some string from my personal stash and attached it under the ‘Gold, Silver & Bronze’ Patterned paper using some double sided tape.
I put some foam mounts to the backs of the bunting pieces and stuck them down on angles to create a ‘hanging’ look.
I then used some small wooden pegs from my personal stash to finish that part off.

I used some brown patterned paper from ‘Chocolate Swirls’ to run through the die cutting machine with the ornamental Affair Collection intricut die - ‘Everly Background’
I trimmed this and then attached it to the layout using glue.

Finally I added the ‘Together Forever’ Embellishment from the Ooh La La Diecut Ephemera Set over the ‘Everly Background’ die cut using foam mounts.
I then used some ribbon from the Ooh La La Ribbon & Lace Pack and created a bow to place under the middle photo.
I used the ‘Butterflies & Lace’ patterned paper to cut out 1 large butterfly and 1 small butterfly to embellish with.
And finally some dark 3mm pearls from the Duo Pearls pack attached to the Together Forever embellishment.

Products Used for this Layout –

Thanks for stopping by and having a look, 
Until Next time, 
Happy Crafting




Thursday, 8 December 2016

Celebrate 75 by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi everyone, Kerrie here
It was my Daddio's 75th birthday in November and I created this special card for him using Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection along with a Couture Creations Stencil, Chunky Aged Copper Embossing Powder and a Ornamental Affair Delilah Doily Die
This card is super quick to create and is created from scraps...
shhhhh don't tell my dear old Dad that :)  

 Firstly I ink my chipboard numbers with Versamark and then sprinkled on Couture Creations Chunky aged Copper Embossing Powder

Make sure to really cover the chipboard

Tap off excess powder and return it to the container and then heat set the embossing powder using a Couture Creations Heat Tool

You can see when the powder is all molten and leave to set which doesn't take long at all.
I love all the colours in this powder

Next I inked the whole of my card front using  brown dye ink on a sponge dauber and the
Couture Creations Be Merry, Christmas Threads Stencil 

I also coloured my Delilah Doily using the sponge dauber and brown dye ink too

Using some scrap pieces of Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La papers I cut them into pennants and distressed and inked the edges of all my paper and cardstock pieces.
Then I assembled my card, adding some metal charms to complete the card.

a closer look at that gorgeous Chunky Aged Copper Embossing Powder

Thanks for popping by

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 Happy Creating 




Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Farewell Card by Tracey Cooley

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Hi Everyone 

I am super excited that our upcoming event, Creative Inspiration Live has sold out!!  
And even more excited that there is going to ANOTHER one just for those people who missed out on tickets. I cannot wait to see you all there!!! 
As you can guess it is my turn on the blog today and I had recently been asked to make some cards for a couple of  the Male Teachers at my daughters school as they are moving onto different things next year. I don't know about you guys but with having two gorgeous daughters I struggle with Male orientated cards. So I thought my best chance of making something that is passable would be to head to the Couture Creations Wild and Free range. I think male cards should have texture and Wild and Free has that and more. 

I started this card with the leopard print from the Couture Creations Wild and Free Collection kit.
I cut it slightly smaller than the card base I created and then I distressed and inked the edges. 

Then I chose a matching Ultimate Crafts Cardsock and stamped it with a versamark ink with the Ultimate Crafts Background Textures Stamp Checkers and chicken. While the ink was still wet I added some Couture Creations Clear Embossing Powder and heated with the ever awesome Couture Creations heat tool.

After the embossing process I then distressed and inked the edges using a Couture Creations Dauber.

Before adhering the above cardstock I cut a Couture Creations Wild and Free Akua Doily set from black cardstock. I then placed the large doily under the stamped piece. I added some gauze to add an earthy element to the card. I placed the smaller doily on the top in the bottom corner. 

Once I had let everything dry a bit I then embossed some Brown cardstock with the Couture Creations Wild and Free Tribal Diamonds Embossing folder. 
I then added some hinges to give it a heritage look and some string and beads.

I then cut a Wild and Free Ekene Tree from metallic silver cardstock 

After cutting I played with some alcohol inks over the silver cardstock, Play until you are happy with the effect. Then I gave it a hand to dry using my heat tool and using Couture Creations Foam dots added it to the front of my card

I then added some little alpha stickers to say farewell and I was all done. 
I hope he likes it!!!!!

see you all at Creative Inspiration Live !

Art Deco Products Used 




Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Believe in the Magic by Anita Enright

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Hi Everyone, Anita here with you today on the Blog.
Welcome to December!!!!! Seriously only 21 days until Christmas Day. WOW!!! 
I am so not ready for this year to end.  
The layout I am sharing with you today was a nice and quick one for me to do using the Berry Merry and Classic collection by Couture Creations.

To start, so that I framed my layout I chose the red Garnet cardstock from the Ultimate Crafts Cardstock range.  I selected the star print background paper from the Be Merry and Classic 12x12" paper stack and cut it to 11x11" adhering it to the red cardstock.

 Next I cut out two of the Falling Bauble die in red glitter paper from the Be Merry and Bright glitter cardstock pack. Deconstruct the die cut so that you have 6 individual strings of baubles.
Next select 3 matching patterned papers from the Be Merry and Classic paper stack and cut them in to different sizes to tuck in behind your photo.  
As my photo was printed with the white border I mounted in on some of the Hippodrome dark grey cardstock from Ultimate Crafts. 
 I adhered my mounted photo (using 3D foam tape)  on to the larger piece of patterned paper and then adhered the smaller pieces to the back of the larger lighter piece.  


I taped down the photo to the bottom portion of the layout base.  Next I took my deconstructed baubles and glued them to the top left side of the layout after snipping them to different lengths to get a really nice effect. I added some strips of washi tape from my collection and then went through the Berry Merry and Classic ephemera collection and pulled out several of the banners to attach to the top of the photo and an oval Merry Christmas sentiment for the title.  Bling the title up with a few of the 3mm pearls and you're done.


Thanks for stopping by today.  
Happy Creating





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