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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Time to Remember by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here
I am back with another project 

I am so excited to be using the new Vintage Rose Garden patterned papers from Couture Creations, they are so soft and feminine, perfect for any occasion and printed on high quality 180gsm paper.
So perfect for this photo of my friend Glenda and I 
( I met Glenda when I was invited by Glenda to attend her scrapbooking convention in South Africa on behalf of Couture Creations back in 2012. If you ever get to South Africa you must attend one of Glenda's SA Scrapbook Conventions  you won't regret it) 


My layout is simple with lots of layers and some embossing to add some texture.


I embossed a strip of Vintage Rose Garden patterned paper using Twiggy Christmas embossing folder, I love that this folder can be used for projects other than just Christmas projects.


then lightly sand to add a bit of vintage shabbiness to the patterned paper


next I embossed a piece of Core'dinations Cardstock using Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder another fabulous design from the Christmas Collection that can be used for any occasion


sand lightly to revel the core colour


I then distressed the edges of all papers and cardstock and then to finish off the vintage look
I  inked all the edges with brown dye ink pad using a sponge dauber as they give a softer look than just using your ink pad straight onto the paper.


I  die cut a Splendour Ornamental Lace die from The Treasures collection and tucked it in behind my photo


Die cut a Simplicty Border die and cut it in half through the middle to create a lovely border, I then added some sparkle to the border using glitter glue very sparingly. 



Finish off with some flower embellishments, crochet trim, gemstones and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Title

 Happy Creating 





Monday, 29 September 2014

Dragonfly Fearie Card by Tracey Cooley

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Hi Everyone
One day, just one day I would love to stumble upon a fearie... a land of cute little fairies that are all sparkles and mischief.... its a lovely daydream isn't it. There is just something about the thought of fairies being real that fills your imagination with wonder and mischief. I think this land would be filled with all sorts of different looking fairies including one that looks like this!
To make this little Dragonfly Fairy Card I cut a piece of cardstock to the correct size for my card front and grabbed a piece of book paper.

I then covered the cardstock with the book paper


Then with an ink pad that has a hard surface I inked the top side (the label side) of my Couture Creations Ambassador Dandelion Embossing Folder.



While the ink was still wet I ran may book paper cardstock through it in my cutting machine.
once through I cleaned my emboss folder with a wet wipe.

I love the effect this has on the book paper it seems to jut soak up the ink and give such a crisp clean look. Once done I then used some of my Couture Goodness to create my Dragonfly fairy..


I used 2 of the dragonflies and cut off their little wings to make the skirt of my fairy and the of course one for the wings of the fairy and one I paced in the corner of my card. I coated them with hologram glitter before adding.


I then added a couple of little roses.

If I cannot stumble across a real fearie...
I can certainly make my own!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by have a fairy fantastic day!!






Sunday, 28 September 2014

Product Showcase | Vintage Rose Garden Paper Collection

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INTRODUCING

http://couturecreations.com.au/portfolio/vintage-rose-collection/

It is with long  awaited anticipation that we share with you the newest addition to the
Couture Creations family. The Vintage Rose Garden Collection is the creative genius of Australia’s very own Denise  Boddey.
The cumulative talent and resources of Denise Boddey, Meg’s Garden and Couture Creations has resulted in a truly remarkable collection including:

A stunning range of 12x12 Vintage Rose Garden papers
printed on high quality 180gsm paper
 




A collection of 4up pages providing paper crafters with 4 designs on one page – perfect for cardmakers and those who are too indecisive to choose just one print.


48 page paper pads with double sided
high quality 180gsm paper  – available in both 12x12 and 6x6 sizes



 A co-ordinating range of Couture Creations  Intricutz Dies

 A range of versatile and elegant chipboard produced
by Australian owned Imaginarium Designs


All of these collections are available NOW for PRE ORDER 
from your local Couture Creations Distributor and Stockist

(links to your local distributor are on the sidebar)









Saturday, 27 September 2014

Tina Connolly Class | Qld Scrapbooking Retreats

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Our very own super talented Tina Connolly will be teaching a class at Queensland Scrapbooking Retreats Retreat


  held on gorgeous Bribie Island October 9th - 12th 2014



 If you would like to join Tina and have a weekend away on beautiful Bribie Island here are some details for you
There are limited places still available ...grab your friends and join the fun





Queensland Scrapbooking Retreats are holding a Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat at Bribie Island from 2pm Thursday 9 October to 2pm Sunday 12 October.  3 & 2 day packages available and the cost includes all meals, accommodation, very generous goodie bag, class and kit with Tina Connolly.  Workshops, demos, raffles, a masseuse to pamper you and loads of laughs and time to work on your papercraft projects.

For more information you can visit the website  or call Ann on 0413 21 6096.  
Places are limited and there are only a few left, so book quickly if you wish to attend.

Go on, you know you want to!!
 



Taylor Swift Shake It Off Pinterest Parody Video

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Something fun going into the weekend

We all love this so much

enjoy and try getting Taylor Swift's Shake It Off song our of your head today :)

A big thank you to my cousin for sharing it with me

Kerrie


           




Friday, 26 September 2014

Shabby Chic Card by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here
Can you believe September is almost over, this year is going by in the blink of an eye.
I created this shabby chic look card with a touch of glitter perfect for any occasion





Start by inking up Christmas Quilt embossing folder using a versamark or clear ink pad. 
Make sure you use your Couture Creations Craft Mat so as not to get residue on your cutting mat


Next lay the embossing folder onto your card and apply pressure all over, remember it doesn't have to be perfect (you can used a brayer for a more even look)



 Remove the embossing folder and cover the card completely with white embossing powder (fine or thick)


tap off the excess


heat set using our NEW Couture Creations Heat Tool 


Spritz with a metallic mist


See how easy clean up is when you use your Couture Creations Craft Mat


Wipe clean your embossing folder either using a baby wipe or run it under the tap using soap.
Dry the embossing folder off


cut a strip of Core'dinations Core Cardstock


Emboss the strip 



sand lightly to reveal the core colour using Couture Creations Sanding Block


Die Cut 2 part pieces of Splendor Ornamental Lace Dies one from White Core'dnations Foundations Cardstock and the other from Grey Core'dinations Core Cardstock (you can do this from scraps as you don't need the full die cut)


 lightly the edges of the doily to reveal the core colour using Couture Creations Sanding Block


Die cut a section of one of the Simplicty Border dies from Core'dinations Silver Glittersilk Cardstock


Layer your two part doily dies onto base card


Pop some foam mounting tape onto the back of the embossed strip and adhere to base card
Layer on Silver glitter border strip and some paper flowers.


Add some Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the flowers for some sparkle


Finish off with some Pink Blush Pearls


here is a closer look at all the details


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial


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