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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Dream Big Layout by Anita Enright

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Hi Everyone, hope you are having a wonderfully crafty week.  
I am sharing with you one of, I would have to say, my favourite layouts that I have done in a long time.  It is showcasing the wonderful Sea Breeze collection that has not only wonderful dies, but also papers, embossing folders and embellishments.  It is the perfect packaged set.

 
 TO START I selected one of the gorgeous papers in the Collection Paper pack and using a sunburst stencil and texture paste added some some highlights to the paper.


If you want the drying process to speed up use your heat gun, however be careful so that the paper doesn't buckle.  If it does, I find turning the paper over and warming it up helps bring the paper back into shape again.
I then chose a couple of pearlised/shimmer sprays to spritz over the paper.  Below are a couple of photos that show how pretty the paper looks once spritzed.


Next I chose a selection of papers from both the 12" and 6" paper pads that matched in with the background paper I chose. I tore some and cut others and then inked the edges.
 After mounting my photo on some white cardstock, I then took the photo and my bundle of patterned papers and layered them to see how I like the look together.  So that I didn't forget the finished layering I took a quick photo .


I can't help myself when it comes to the Couture Creations flowers, and this layout was no different. I love the Cottage Pollen flowers and those centers, yum, but didn't want the entire flower, so I just used the center petals.  Keep the rest as you just need to add a bit of bling or embellishment to the center and you have another larger flower for another layout.
I inked around the edge of my now smaller flower.  See the before and after flower below. I made two for this project.

I fell in love with the Seashells dies and just had to use them in this layout.  I only chose one of the seashells to use along with the starfish.  I cut out two of each in two coordinating colours. Next I glued them done on to the alternative colour and fussy cut around each of them.

How gorgeous do they look!!!!

 Finally just put it all together.  I glued all the paper down and mounted my photo on mounting tape to make it pop.  I added a couple smaller flowers and heat embossed my title, added a metal charm and one of the cabochons and I'm done.

 I hope you like what I've created.
Below are some more close ups of the layout.




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Thanks once again for stopping by.
Come visit again tomorrow to see another wonderful creation from the Creative Team.

Anita xx

 








Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Secrets of the Ocean Card created by Adriana Bolzon

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Hello there everyone, Adriana here today and I am sharing another card created with Couture Creations paper and products especially with the new release papers
SEA BREEZE designed by Denise Boddey 
which they are now available at your local scrapbooking store. 

This card is so simple to create, along with the Sea Breeze stamp set and papers from the Sea Breeze collection. 
Today I have created an easel card created with 2 stamp sets

"Under the Sea" C0724676
and
"Beside the Beach" C0724677

"Secrets of the Ocean" card by Adriana Bolzon








Using the small paper pad "Sea Breeze" C0724651 for the papers.








To create the top part of the card I cut these papers as shown below.
Inked the edges and stamped around the edges of the kraft card stock.
Using a Circle Nesting Die C0723040, cut a circle for the top layer of card front.


Place foam tape underneath the cut out circle.



Using the stamp sets
"Under the Sea" C0724676
and
"Beside the Beach" C0724677

Stamp the following stamped images with Brown and Teal stamp ink pad.


I stamped all the shell, seahorse and starfish images and coloured them in with watercolour pencils, cut them out and attached them around the front of card. I also added some Glitter Glue Crystallina here and there.


Layer all the top papers on top of each other, a shown below.



Creating a banner is so easy with the small paper pad cutout elements in the paper pad, and a bit of White netting.







So that's all for today, I hope you like this collection as much as I do, here below are all is the links to the latest online magazine and with some wonderful creations to inspire you all, and also the links to the products on the website.
Creative Magazine Issue #16 HERE

Until next time, Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Sea Breeze products
view all products HERE

Couture Creations - Sea Breeze products
Stamp set "Beside the Beach" C0724677
Stamp set "Under the Sea" C0724676
Sea Breeze small paper pad C0724651
White Netting C0724733

Other products
Couture Creations Products

3D Glue Dots C0723817
Crystalina Glitter Glue C07221971
Tall Cards - Cream C0724847 
Sponge Dauber C0723061
Gemstones Jade C0724155
Double side tape 
Double side foam tape
Turbo Glue Pen C0724389

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Thanks for looking
Cheers Adriana XX















Monday, 25 July 2016

With Sympathy Card by Tracey Cooley

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So often  we are create for celebrations and happy occasions but every now and then a tragedy occurs in our lives or someone we are close to or even just an acquaintance and creating for this is a hard thing to do. But I know when I am creating for such an occasion it is done with love and fond memories and along the way it help me heal even if it is just a small amount. I have had such an occasion recently that a friend was suddenly taken from this world to share eternity with the Angels. 
So to honor him, I have made this card for his beloved wife. 


To create this card I first cut an 8x6" card base and an slightly smaller green mat and then another white mat from Ultimate Crafts Cardstock 


On the white mat I spritzed some matching green spritz and the Using the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Botanical Damask Stencil I added some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Texture Paste 


Whilst the texture paste was wet and prior to taking the stencil off  I sprinkled some Couture Creations Superfine Irridescent glitter over the top. I then helped it dry with a Couture Creations Heat Tool.


After drying I then added some Couture Creations Flowers and some Lace from the Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Collection. 
Then using the Couture Creations Its a Beautiful Life Flutterby and Flowersigh die I cut some leaves to place behind my flowers 


Then with the Couture Creations Its A Beautiful Life Fluttershy Die I cut a die cut from Couture Creations Glitter Paper and Ultimate Craft snow white and spritzed to match. Then added Fluttershy to the cluster of Couture Creations Flowers


I added Fluttershys body using Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones, then I added some random bling around my cluster along with some sequin. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today. 









Saturday, 23 July 2016

Shabby Chic Magnolia Lane Cards by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with two shabby chic cards created using Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane papers, dies, embossing folders, stamps and embellishments

I created these cards as part of my card class at SENZ

Both cards are 15cm x 15cm Square Cards, which means both cardstock card bases are cut to 15cm x 30cm and folded in half.


Just Because Card
                   Cut 1 x 14.5cm x 14.5cm piece from pink paper

      1 x 6.5cm x 8cm piece from blue diamond paper
      Cut 1 x 6.5cm x 13cm piece from blue diamond paper and create pennant
      Cut 1 x 6cm x 12.5cm piece from Magnolia Borders paper and create pennant
       Diecut Square Magnolia Frame from Timeless Garden paper
      Cut Birdcage from Poetical Labels paper
       Distress and Ink the edges of all pieces
     Stamp Just Because from Magnolia Lace Stamp Set and create pennant
      Layer all pieces onto card base using foam tape to raise up pennant, birdcage and sentiment
   Create a next using cotton thread
   Adhere Paper Magnolia on top of cotton thread using Turbo Glue Pen
  Create a bow with Seam Binding Ribbon and adhere under flower
 Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls and Crystalina Glitter Glue





Embossed Magnolia Card
  Cut piece of Damask Curtains paper down to 10cm x 15cm
       Emboss the B side using Magnolia Lace embossing Folder
      Fussy cut both the borders from Magnolia & Lace pattern paper
      Die Cut from Rosehip Memories B side 1 x Magnolia Doily
      Die cut from ivory cardstock the leaves only from Rose Cutting Die set
      Distress and Ink the edges of all pieces
       Layer all pieces onto card base using Turbo Glue Pen or Double Sided Tape, use foam mounting tape to adhere the doily center
      Run a strip of 6mm double sided tape along the edge of embossed piece.
      Remove backing paper from tape and cover with Iridescent Super Fine Glitter
  Create a nest using cotton thread
   Adhere Magnolia paper Flower using Turbo Glue Pen
  Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls and some Crystalina Glitter Glue


TIP; use Quick Release Die Cutting Paper when diecutting as this helps to release all papers and cardstock from the dies

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Creative Inspiration Issue 17 | LIVE ONLINE NOW

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Hi Everyone
our latest issue of Creative Inspiration Magazine is available 

This issue features our just released 



 






and a look at our 
Be Merry will be available at your local papercraft store the end of July, but you can pre order your favourites from your local store NOW
 you don't want miss out on these limited edition Christmas must haves
Be Merry has two collections  

Be Merry Classic if you want an elegant classic Christmas 
 

or Be Merry Bright for those wanting a more vibrant and fun Christmas



Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue 17 is shipping now to your local papercrafting store




Thursday, 21 July 2016

i'll be by your side layout created by Jo Simons

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Good morning!  Jo here to share with you a scrapbook layout using the beautiful new Sea Breeze collection.


To start with I took one of the papers from the Sea Breeze Collection pack and "smooshed" some gesso over it.  This was just to give it a bit of a dimensional white washed look.


Before I laid my paper and photo down, I used the Collecting Seashells embossing folder as a stamp to add a little more dimension.

My shells were cut from the Collection pack and I teamed my magnolia flowers with the Sandy Frame and Flourish die.  I also used the Anchored Flourish die cut out of cereal boxes and just gave it an aged look by adding some brown and black ink.
On the right hand side I have added some more shells cut from the pack and also tucked under the Cardinal Frame die.
Here is a close up of my embellishment cluster.


Couture Creations Products used
Ultimate Crafts Products used
Tools used
Adhesives used

Until next time






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