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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo 2016

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is
Australia's biggest and best papercrafting event 
and this year we are very proud to sponsor 4 classes

This year as there is no long weekend in Qld the show is on 
Friday June 10th |  Saturday 11th June | Sunday June 12th 


BOOKINGS ARE LIVE 




Tracey is our Special Projects Designer and is our on air presenter for Create and Craft TV in the UK and was one of our designers who created projects for The Cardmakers Collection Sea Breeze Magazine released in the UK recently.
Tracey also won the Best Tutor Display at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo  in 2015 with her gorgeous and unique display
 This year Tracey is teaching two classes in Craft Giraffe's Classroom. (Room 8)




Tracey is back teaching her sell out card class!!! This year Tracey will have you creating five gorgeous shabby chic cards that contain a touch of whimsy and will be perfect for any occasion. In Tracey's class you will discover how to get more from your cutting dies and store bought flowers.


Join Tracey for a day by the ocean with a cool sea breeze. In this class you will create a double layout with a seaside theme and explore texture with sand, embossing folders and die cuts. 
(both of your very generous class kits for Tracey's classes includes a decorative die and embossing folders for you to keep)  





Sue has been on our Design Team for 3 years now and this year  saw the release of our Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Collection which Sue designed. Sue is queen of off the page and loves to create amazing objects using repurposed items. Sue also had published her first book 3D Papercraft Projects this year, so she has had a fabulous start to 2016.
Sue is teaching in Arnold's Scrapbook & Craft Supplies classroom (Room 1)


Make a canvas, décor piece perfect for your own home. Along the way learning techniques with embossing, mixed media and working with glitter. You will use the latest mixed media products and papers from Ultimate crafts.
(Along with everything included in your very generous class kit for Sue's class you will also receive an embossing folder for you to keep)  



Katrina is part of our Roundtable Creative Team and also was one of our designers who created projects for The Cardmakers Collection Sea Breeze Magazine released in the UK recently
Katrina is teaching in Arnold's Scrapbook & Craft Supplies classroom (Room 1)



 Join Katrina and create a set of beautifully layered cards embellished with lace, flowers and resins. Learn to make the most of your papers and to create well balanced projects while cutting, layering and clustering your flowers. Enhance your embellishments with sprays and inks to coordinate with your projects. 
(Along with everything included in your very generous class kit for Katrina's class you will also receive an embossing folder for you to keep)   


Julianne was one of our 2015 Design Team designers and and has been published in  as Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbook Trends and Australian Scrapbooking Ideas magazines.
Julianne is teaching in Arnold's Scrapbook & Craft Supplies classroom (Room 1)


Create a gorgeous layered layout, focusing on layers, details and fussy cutting. You will also learn how to create a rosette and add doodling to your page for extra definition and detail.
(Along with everything included in your very generous class kit for Julianne's class you will also receive a decorative die for you to keep)  



book early to avoid disappointment 







Friday, 29 April 2016

Three Quick Layouts by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone,
Kerrie here sharing three quick layouts I created for Couture Creations Blog
I got caught up creating and forgot to take photos while creating so no step by steps but they are all techniques I have done before.



On this layout of my cute great nephew and niece at the beach, I have used the negative from the Little Things die from Couture Creations It's a Beautiful Life collection to create a tag


I also used Gold and Blue Perfect Pearls mixed together to create the watery look




On this layout of me when I was young I have used Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Pattern Paper and Embossing Folder


I spread a thin layer of texture paste and then sprayed my embossing folder with water and stamped it into the texture paste
(make sure you clean your embossing folder off straight away so the texture paste doesn't dry on your folder)






I have only used the top section of the Cottage Pollen flower which I  sprayed blue to match the background


Products Used




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 Happy Creating 









Thursday, 28 April 2016

#happy by Tina Connolly

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 Hi there, I had lots of fun with this one!
As I'm sure you all know I love playing with mixed media, so I created my own stencil using the Drifting Feather die.


 I spread some Gesso across my page using an old gift card.  This will help your mists to run, instead of soaking straight into the paper, and adds extra strength to your page.


Cut the large clock face to use as a dreamcatcher, and adhere to page.  Cut four Drifting Feathers from cardstock.  Use the negative as a stencil, applying modelling paste as pictured, and stencil three feathers to hang from the clock face.  Allow to dry.


 Cut Magnolia Cutting from white cardstock and emboss using Chunky Glacier White (2/3rd) and Gold Chunky Crystals (1/3rd) embossing powders.


Spray and drip some mists over the stenciled feathers.


Stamp butterflies from Timeless Garden Stamp set onto acetate, bend the acetate so the butterfly wings sit up, and adhere.



More customized embossing powders were made using a mix of Chunky Gold, Chunky Glacier White and Sapphire Pearl Gems embossing powders.


I added some adhesive pearls, diecut ephemera, paper magnolias, and  small paper roses.


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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Worlds' Best Mother by Tracey Rohweder

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And hello to you today! 
Tracey R here to get you ready for Mother's Day. Say what?  
Can you believe we are staring down the barrel of May very soon?  I don't know where the year is going.  But with May comes that all important day to show Mums (and other special women in our lives) just how much we love them & how thankful we are to have them in our lives.   Let me show you how to create a beautiful card for a special lady.  
Let's get crafting!
I've used a 5x7 white card, with a piece of Ultimate Crafts pink cardstock (Pandora) just smaller as the base for my card.  I've distressed around the edges of the cardstock with my non-stick scissors.  Best distressing tool out!
I've gathered up my offcuts from the Magnolia Lane 6x6 pad and arranged them in horizontal strips across the cardstock, to decide on placement. I chose the top piece as a focal strip with the pattern in the left corner, so I can put my greeting on the right hand side. 
I've trimmed each piece to 4.5 inches wide.  Seeing as strips will overlap, the height of each strip isn't that important.  I've then distressed and inked each edge. 
I've layered each strip on top of the previous one using double sided tape, and curled up the distressed edges to add some dimension. 

 
I've embellished and stamped my greeting on the top piece before attaching to the layers to ensure a flat working surface.  I've placed a small piece of gauze behind the butterfly metal trinket and mounted on foam tape.  I've stamped the Mother's Day sentiment in black ink and placed 3mm pearls (Chiffon Cream) on either side, and one on the top of the bird cage. 
 
This sentiment layer has been attached to the top of the pink cardstock with double sided tape. 
 

To finish the card off I've attached the pink cardstock to my white 5x7 card with wide double sided tapeChange the sentiment (it's YOUR card!) to make a lovely birthday or thinking of you card.
 
So today I salute the amazing strong women in our lives. 
May we know them. 
May we be them.
May we raise them. 
Because we'd be lost without them. 
To the wonderful women in my life who keep me sane,  make me laugh & get me through the day - 
Mum, TBB, Corbs, Bead Girl, Scrap Girl, Ribbon Storm, Super Chef & Megzi
You are the bestest & I love you to the moon and back!
xxxxx
Be sure to check the Couture Creations Blog to be inspired 
by the amazing ladies on the Design Team. 
You can also follow Couture Creations on
FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. 
 
Couture Creations/Ultimate Crafts Products Used
ULT157488 6x6 Paper Pad Magnolia Lane  
ULT157500 Magnolia Lane Embellishments, Metal Trinkets  
CO724634 3mm Pearls, Chiffon Cream  
CO721955, Pointed Non-stick Scissors 14cm  
CO721964 12mm Foam Mounting Tape,  
CO72196518mm Double sided Tape
Have a crafty day! 
Tracey R
 




Tuesday, 26 April 2016

#loveyouloads by Cindy Porter

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Hi everyone, today I'd like to share with you my latest creation for  Couture Creations....
"#love you loads"


I love this pic of my niece Chelsea.... she is such an intense little character...

Now onto how I but this layout together...


I began by painting some gesso onto my background paper...


next I added some colour with gelatos...


I then went back and added more gesso...

and then more gelatos...


next I created a stencil from a magazine cover using the Damask Frame die...


I then applied some modelling paste through my created stencil....


I cut some strips and coloured them with some gelatos...




I coloured up some flowers using some sprays...

I then put it all together... 

The finishing touch was adding the title....


Products used:

Magnolia Lane Collection:

Tools and Accessories used:

Adhesives used: 

till next time
happy creating










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