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Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 TOP 10

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As we say goodby to 2016 we would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our brands and of our always fabulous Design Team and Guest Designers.
We wish you all a Safe and Happy 2017 and look forward to bring ing you some exciting new collections and products in 2017
not to mention our first retail event 
We have papercrafters coming from all over Australia, NZ and Indonesia for our events and cannot wait to see you all and introduce you to all our team and to the 
amazing and so lovely Cariena Basson from South Africa

(we still have some places available for the 2nd event March 5th & 6th and if you book before the 9th January you will go into the draw to win a Todo Machine!!!)

anyway onto our TOP 10 Designer Posts for 2016, these are determined by how many visits each post receives.

everyone was excited to see who Cariena was

Thank you all again for taking the time in your busy lives to click on our posts and to those of your who leave us comments we all love reading them so thank you for brightening our days with your lovely comments.

See you all in 2017



Enchanted Tea Party by Guest Designer Denise Boddey

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 Hello again hope every one had a lovely Christmas
 and are ready to celebrate the New Year with style. 
So many exciting things to look forward too in the New Year.
 Today I am pleased to share, what I have created with my new collection for 
Couture Creations Enchanted Tea Party, a layout and a card.
Again lots of fussy cutting with this layout and die cutting as well, my two favorite things.

I have used Couture creations Delicate Medlar card stock for this card it is a versatile colour
 I have inked a little around the edge of the tea pot  and the tags 
placed a piece of foam tape in the center of the pot for dimension.
Cut two of the bouquet from delicate medlar and one in ivory.
A rather quick and simple card

Hope this has given you some more inspiration to use this cheerful collection

Would like to wish everyone a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year.



Friday, 30 December 2016

Walk with Lions by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas day with those you love.

 I created this layout for
Artdeco Creations Blog
Couture Creations Wild & Free Collection
I love this collection it is perfect for my photos from my trip to South Africa but it is also perfect for any outdoorsy photos or zoo photos

The gorgeous subject in my photos is Ben he is 13 months old and was very playful, he even gave Dennis and I a love nip on the leg and he was gorgeous.
Check the size of those paws!!!

To say this was an amazing day is an understatement and it is a day I will cherish forever, just looking at my photos from the day takes me back and I relive all those feeling I felt on the day.
This is what I love about scrapbooking, everytime I create a layout I step back and relive all those emotions from the moment the photo was taken
Anyway onto my layout and how I created it

Firstly I embossed my kraft strips using the Tribal Crosshatch embossing folder

to emboss a full strip you just slide the strip through the slot and match up the pattern

the tip to get the perfect embossed strip is to make sure the blank strip of the embossing folder is hanging out of the plates so you don't get a flat section

see how my embossing folder is hanging out from the plates

perfect embossed strips

next up using a sponge dauber and a brown ink dye ink pad i inked the edges of my strips and then lightly went over them to make the embossed pattern pop

here is a look at my layers before popping on my photos and embellishments. I have used a mix of Wild & Free patterned paper and strips from the Wild & Free Ephemera pack and 3 die cuts that I cut in black cardstock using one of the Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Ornate Entrance Set dies
I also added some spatters using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Brown Pigment mixed with water. I did this before adding my photos and embellishments

here is a closer look at the layers with photos

a close look at my embellishment clusters which were created using the Wild & free Ephemera pack and the sticker sheet from the Wild & Free Collection pack.
I have used foam tape behind some of the pieces to give the cluster some dimension

again it is a quick and simple layout which is just what you need when creating layouts for a travel album especially if you have loads of photos to scrapbook.
I like my travel albums to be fairly flat so my albums don't become to bulky.

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Pretty in Pink Card by Tracey Cooley

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Hi Everyone 

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you all did not spend too much at the Boxing Day Sales. 
Today I have a pretty pink all occasions card for you using some of the Artdeco Creations Brands and ranges including the Anna Griffin Mixed Media, Bulk flowers and the Ornamental Affair ranges.

To start this card I cut a piece of Couture Creations Glitter Paper in white to a mat size that would fit a 5x7 card, this will be my card front.
(sorry about the messy mat I have 2, one for mixed media (this one) and another clean one for the cleaner side of crafting.)

Then using the above Couture Creations Anna Griffin Creeping Vine Stencil I smeared my pink paste randomly over the glitter mat. And dried with a Couture Creations Heat Tool.

Then I cut a Couture Creations Ornamental Affair Jasper Doily from Ultimate Crafts Snow White Cardstock and cut it in half placing half onto the front of my card front as a pretty accent.

Making a Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment Powder and alcohol mix, taking a brush I transformed a Couture Creations Camden Cottage White Rose into a shimmering pink beauty. 
once dry I added it to m card front along with some Couture Creations Beaded Script flowers that I removed the bead from and turned upside down. I also added some seam binding ribbon and a metal butterfly and I filled a tiny glass bottle with some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Glitter.

I finished off this pretty pink card front with some Couture Creations Gemstones, and some sequins.
hen of course I backed my card front with some Matching Pink Ultimate Crafts Cardstock and then used some Ultimate Crafts Ivory Cardstock as my card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
 I hope your New Year is as crafty as you want it to be!

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