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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Winner Winner

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TracyM  we are excited to let you know you
our the winner of our World Card Making Day Giveway

Tracy created all of these cards for WCMD using our Couture Creations Be Merry Dies
We are sure you will all agree Tracy's cards are gorgeous, you can visit Tracy's blog to see more of her card designs

Tracy please email kerrie@artdecocreations.com.au you postal address and phone number so we can send you out your $100 Ooh La La prize pack

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Be merry with a touch of pink Christmas Card by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone, Kerrie here
 with a super quick Christmas Card.
This year my Christmas theme is Charcoal Grey, Dusty Pink, White with a touch of Gold and so I have been playing around with some Christmas Card ideas and the

Here is one of the cards I created using the following products from
Patterned Paper, Decorative Dies, Stencil, Glitter,  Couture Creations Anna Griffin Texture Paste and one of the new Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Doily Dies

Firstly I cut my dies from a dusty pink and charcoal grey glitter cardstock 
I think cut my Ivory base card to 14.5cm x 29cm and folded in half to create square card

I them applied Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gloss Texture Paste to the right hand side of my card front using Holly Flourishes Stencil

Sprinkle on Crystal Glitter from Be Merry Collection and tip off excess and set aside to dry.
I love adding sparkling texture to my cards and layouts, using Crystal glitter gives sparkle without being overpowering. 

I then cut a piece of Be Merry Patterned paper to 14cm square and then tore it in half and flipped one side over so as to use both side of the piece

Next cut some stars from the two smaller dies in the Swirling Layered Stars Set again using Dusty pink and Charcoal Glitter cardstock

I then layered it all using foam tape on the inner circle and the stars to add some dimension to my card
I have used the Turbo Glue Pen to adhere my diecuts to my card as it is perfect for adding a touch of glue and dries clear, strong and quickly 

I hope you try adding some texture and dimension to your card this Christmas.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Guest Designer | Annette Gearside

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Hello All,
I was delighted to be invited to be a Guest Designer for Artdeco Creations for the month of October.
I live in the northern suburbs of Brisbane with my hubby of 37 years, Ken, 
I am a long time scrapbooker When I  discovered this craft …I was caught!!!  hook, line & sinker… gone ... into the world of paper & glue with all other treasures we simply must have to fill our scrappy space to the max. 

I am a member of the Roundtable Creative Team for 

Today I am sharing with you a card with a difference using the fantastic OOH LA LA products 
designed by Queenie Yeung

Using " Bronze Baroque" trim paper to measure 12x12

Measure & Score down at 3inches  & 9 inches
turn paper 1/4 turn  & repeat
Fold along score lines & crease with bone scorer

Mark center of patterned paper, pencil lines will be covered. 

Fold corners into the center, crease firmly

Fold corners back to the edge

Now the tricky bit .. fold along score lines forming mountains & valleys

so it looks like this ..

cut pattern paper 6x6 inches, adhere to the centre square

from same pattern paper, cut a piece 4x8 inches fold in half 
cut piece of 'Almond Milk' cardstock $.5 x 4.5 inches
adhere folded card to cardstock.
for inside the card 
choose a frame & the affirmation card  & adhere

Front of the card 
using 'Tessa Doily Set' die cut larger doily from almond milk cardstock,
adhere butterfly doily over using 3D tape
decorate with pearls & sequins.

please pardon the flash flair.. 
Cut 2 strips from ' Lace Borders' adhere together

Cut a frame & matching size in cardstock, adhere one end of strips to short side of frame 
the adhere 3 sides leaving a pocket on opposite short end,  snip corners so the band slides into the pocket easily

Decorate the frame with chosen flowers, sequins, pearls butterfly & title.
bare card
you have now completed a very pretty card ..

Hoping you enjoy creating this lovely card,

Happy Scrapping 


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Christmas Baubles by Alison Bevis

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Welcome back, it's Alison
Can you believe how close CHRISTMAS is now?
Really, just weeks!!

I LOVE Christmas...
Love everything from the crazy shoppers with trolleys laden to our home filled with decorations and handmade gifts are an important part of the celebrations - 
Sometimes you just need something a little special, that doesn't cost a fortune but you want the other person to know you were thinking of them..

Personalised Christmas Baubles
make a lovely gift
and you can choose colours or add embellishments which show the recipient you made it especially for them!!

I've started with some plastic baubles but you can find glass also?
Pull off the caps and save them to the side. 

Start by cutting various width strips from your patterned paper - great way to use up those extra bits, as it doesn't matter if they are long or short - 
I chose some lovely papers from the 
Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings collection

Now run your scissors or bone folder along the length and curl them all - you can start at one end curling one way and then turn it around and curl from the opposite end - 
Then push them all inside the bauble

You can also add various sequins, seed beads and you know all those little bits you get when you do a bunch of diecutting? They are perfect to add to a bauble as filler - those bits are good for adding to Shaker style cards too!!

I adhered a 'Poinsettia Duo', a 'Small Mixed Poinsettia' and a mini Christmas tree to the cluster 

It was quite difficult to photograph without the glare but you get the idea?

There was FOUR baubles in the packet
so, I made THREE more, why not...

This Bauble was filled with strips from the 
Be Merry & Bright collection
I've added some of the pink sprinkles too
Finished by fussy cutting a star and adhering the 'Silver Glitter word - Heart'


I combined some strips from the new
Ooh La La collection
to those beautiful 'Mixed Metallic Daisies' and 'Mixed Ferns'
They come in a lovely copper, gold and green too!
The collection also contains a packet of mixed toned sequins - how good would a bauble look filled with them? You could add a layer of thin clear glue and roll it around inside till the surface is covered then add the sequins and let it dry, tip out an excess that hasn't stuck!

I have a friend who loves everything Africa so filled a bauble with strips from the 
Wild and Free collection
even added some Giraffe diecuts (her favourite African animal)
and finished with a rhinestone initial - 

You can add a giant ribbon so your bauble can hang on the Christmas tree - something which can be put away and hung again next year!
I like to package them nestled in some soft tissue paper in a cute box - if you're really keen, you can even make the  box!!

Hope you make a handmade gift this Christmas,


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Wild & Free Cards by Anita Enright

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Anita back here on the blog again today with a couple of cards using the gorgeous  
WILD & FREE collection. The papers are just stunning and the dies are gorgeous.

Today I have created two quick cards using the collections along with the Anna Griffin glitters and Pigment Powders.

So for the 1st card I cut a piece of Obsidian cardstock to 8x8" and folded it in half so that the cardbase became 8x4" long card.  Next cut a piece of the Lovebirds Nest patterned paper from the 12x12" Wild & Free paper stack slightly smaller so that the card base becomes the mat for the patterned paper.
I used some vellum to make a large tag to place on the front. Cut a smaller tag in black ensuring you leave enough room on the bottom to heat emboss a sentiment.

Check out how amazing the gold embossing powder is.  It is so fine and sparkly.

I decided that the black needed something more so I mounted the black tag on some yellow.  This also brought the yellow out in the patterned paper more. I punched a hole at the top added a brand and some bold twine.

I totally forgot to take some pics but I then die cut two of the Lovebirds Feather, one in Topaz Ultimate Craft cardstock and one in Obsidian black cardstock.
I added some of the Maroon glitter from the Anna Griffin Glitter Collection to the Couture Creations Crystal Clear High Gloss embossing powder. 
I covered the black cardstock in Versamark ink and then covered the cardstock with the glitter embossing powder combo before heat setting it.  You will see how amazing it came up in the close up pictures below.  Finally I attached the two feather under the brad and then
attached the tag to the card base.

For card two I used the same size card base but as landscape instead. The Fourished Lapwing die is one of my absolute favourites from the WILD & FREE collections and loved using it. And to finish it all off it ended up being a Christmas card.

To start die cut 3 of the Flourished Lapwing die.   It is such a beautiful die with such delicate details.

I did end up recutting two more birds in a green as the powder and glitter did not cover the original cream cardstock the way I wanted. 
Next mix some of the green pigment powder from the Anna Griffin Pigment Powder Collection in the blue to some of the high gloss crystal clean embossing powder. Coat one of the birds in versamark or similar embossing ink and heat set.

Next mix some of the Lime glitter with some clear embossing powder and heat emboss the two green birds.  I heat embossed them three times to get a more three dimensional and richer colour.  The picture of the two birds shows one embossed twice and the other three times.  It will give you an idea of how much richer it came out.

I added a patterned strip of paper and matching lime cardstock to the front of the card. I did it the hard way and cut the card front down first and then mounted papers on top of each other to get the 4x8" card front back.
I liked this look better than just mounting the lime and print on top of the card base.

Finally just found the birds on some mini 3D foam dots, add a sentiment and some pearls to the edges and y our done.  Pretty and effective.

ARTDECO Brand Products Used

 ULT200007 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Obsidian
CO724852 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Paper Collection Pack
CO724818 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Lovebird's Feather die
CO724790 Couture Creations Embossing Powder - Mirror Gold
ULT200054 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Topaz
CO724864 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Glitter Collection - Maroon
CO724959 Couture Creations Embossing Powder - Crystal Clear High Gloss
CO723815 Mini Glue Dots
CO721961 12mm foam mounting tape
CO721985 6mm double sided tape

ULT200001 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Snow White
ULT200025 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Mantis 
 CO724966 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigment Colours - Green
CO724815 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Flourished Lapwing Die
CO724852 Couture Creations WILD & FREE Paper Collection Pack
CO724864 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Glitter Collection - Lime
CO724959 Couture  Creations Embossing Powder - Crystal Clear High Gloss
CO721985 6mm double sided tape
CO724781 3D foam mini dots
CO724641 3mm Pearls - Grass Green

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