Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Background Savvy Layout

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Hi all
here is a look at the layout I created for my Couture Creations Class at Craft Giraffe

the background is created with diecuts that have been used as stencils or not cut properly or the ones that have pieces cut out of them along with scraps of embossed pieces of cardstock

here are some closeups of the background you can see all the texture creating a background like this gives
(you even get a piece of my hair in this photo :) )

Craft Giraffe still have limited kits available to purchase.
Kits includes all products including a die that is yours to keep and instructions
(excluding the sprays and gesso)

Just pop into Craft Giraffe to pick one up or phone them and they can post a kit out to you

 Happy Creating 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Vintage Rose Garden Gift Cards


I created all of these cards for Creative Cottage Crafts using Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden patterned paper, Couture Creations Embossing Folders and with diecuts created using Couture Creations Dies that I diecut while demonstrating at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair

not the best photos but the lighting wasn't the best in the exhibition centre

You can purchase the blank cards from Creative Cottage Crafts along with all the Couture Creations papers, embossing folders and dies

See you at the Craft & Quilt Fair Canberra

 Happy Creating 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

the secret is out ....I AM HEADING TO SOUTH AFRICA

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for this amazing event
I cannot believe how blessed I am to be given this opportunity to return to South Africa to teach classes and share my love for scrapbooking
If you have been thinking of travelling to South Africa why not tie in with one of the venues and join  Jowilna, Elizna, Cariena & I
It is the perfect opportunity to visit this amazing country and do a bit of creating


I hope to see you there

 Happy Creating 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Craft & Quilt Fair Recap | Melbourne


Thank you Melbourne for a fabulous 5 days

Although it was cool it wasn't as cold as I was expecting as I love a bit of fresh weather
I loved every minute of  Craft & Quilt Fair thank you to everyone who came and said hello and to everyone who joined my Make & Takes

before the crowds arrived on day 1

all ready for a fabulous show

Street Art in  Hosier Lane Melbourne I love visiting here when I come to Melbourne

 Flinders Street Station a Melbourne icon


the most divine tea room  Hopetoun Tea Rooms a must visit if you go to Melbourne

Next stop Canberra

 Remember to stop and say hello if you come along the the show in Canberra
lets hope Canberra is kind to me and has warmer weather 

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christmas Wreaths | Couture Creations

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Hi Kerrie here
I am super excited to share with you the wreaths I have created for the
Couture Creations Christmas in July Celebration

I just love Christmas decorating and love to have a different them each year.
While I haven't decided what colour theme I will go with this year I thought I would get a start on my Christmas gifts as I love to give a wreath as a gift to special friends.
I have used the Couture Creations Christmas Eve Decorative Dies to embellish some cheap wreaths I purchased.

One can never have too much glitter at Christmastime ...I created my own glitter paper using Couture Creations Double Sided Adhesive

Start off laying down strips of  the 18mm tape onto thin white cardstock, making sure you butt the strips up against each other

nest trim off the excess tape

run the card through making sure you use Quick Release Die Paper otherwise the sticker paper will stick into the die and also use the Metal Adapter Plate so that you get a nice clean cut

release diecut from cardstock, peel off the backing paper and sprinkle of superfine gold glitter

I did the same with the Joy ...adhere diecuts using Turbo Glue Pen it is perfect for adhering diecuts

add diecuts to pinecone wreath, I also added the bird and other folage

for this wreath I tied the bauble to the top of the wreath so that it swings 

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Couture Creations Class At Craft Giraffe

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Hi Everyone
sorry for the very late notice but I am teaching a Couture Creations class at
Craft Giraffe
Saturday Morning

Background Savvy Layout
by Kerrie Gurney
Saturday 1st August
$29.00 (includes all materials)

Never throw away any of your dud diecuts again
Come and join me and learn how to create your own one of a kind background using all those diecuts you would normally throw out ...you know the ones that you don't cut correctly or cut the wrong colour for your project.

Using dies from Couture Creations Kerrie will have you looking at your dies very differently
all products are included in your kit to create the layout along with a Couture Creations Die for you to keep

Bring 1 x 4x6  Landscape photo
and an apron if you have one

you can BOOK ONLINE or pop into Craft Giraffe to secure your place

 Happy Creating 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Craft & Quilt Fair Recap | Launceston Tasmania


I can't believe how slack I was not to do a post after my trip to Tasmania for the Craft & Quilt Fair in Launceston.
I so love Tasmania with all the gorgeous little towns and could see myself living there in future years.

Here are some photos of our time in Tassie, I took my girls seeing it was school holidays and it had been 10 years since we were last in Tasmania so the girls and I were excited to see as much as we could in our 8 days there and without the boys. Going with the girls was so much fun as if we saw something on the side of the road we stopped and looked and of course took some photos, we even bought a selfie stick so we could get photos with us all together.

including these gorgeous creatures on day 1

yes it was a tad chilly but we loved the freshness of the cold and seeing so much frost our coldest morning was -3 but luckily we didn't have to go out until it got a bit warmer

set up day 

all set up

all ready for another fabulous day

gorgeous Launceston and the Tamar

Mole Creek Caves

Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain

 and on our last full day we went to Liffey Falls 

when we got out of the car at Liffey Falls it is the most cold I have ever been in my life ..I had two coats on here and was still frozen through ..I really should have remembered my walking shoes though :)

I have more photos of our time in Tassie on Instagram

my next stop a Guest Designer for the Craft & Quilt Fair is Melbourne

please drop by and say hello if you visit the show

 Happy Creating