Friday, May 22, 2015

Thoughts Notebook | Couture Creations

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Hi all Kerrie here on the Couture Creations Blog

Today I am sharing with you all a quick gift idea
Embellishing a store book notebook or Journal

I love to personalise gifts to suit the person I am giving them too
It makes for such a special keepsake for them

I bought this Journal months ago as when I saw it in the store I new it would be perfect for when the Hearts Ease Paper Collection was release.
Luckily it wasn't lost on my desk as most things are :)

To embellish this journal was so super easy, I am thinking I may have to go and buy some more journals and embellish a few more.

To start I cut 2 pennants from Hearts Ease patterned papers and distressed the edges using my non stick scissors

I also distress this Heart Ease Chipboard sentiment piece slightly and inked the edges of the papers and the chipboard sentiment using a sponge dauber

I die cut 1 x Keepsake Kandy doily die from the Amaryllis collection and 1 x Cycad Fern from the Everyday Essentials collection ..using the Quick Release Die Paper

I then foiled my Cycad Fern using foil and my laminator as shown in this post

I grabbed a selection of Couture Creations Flowers,

Which I then sprayed to suit my journal cover
I always colour more than I need as you never know what arrangement you want and then you always have some coloured for your next project. 

and then it was a matter of arranging everything onto the front cover.
I used the 18mm Double Sided Tape for the paper and 6mm for adhering the flowers and doily
I used the Turbo Glue Pen for adhering the leaves

 Happy Creating 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Make & Takes Craft & Quilt Fair | Perth


Hi everyone
only 2 sleeps until I head west over to Perth for the
Craft & Quilt Fair

Not only will I be sharing my love of papercrafting demoing all day each day
I will also be hosting $5 Make & Takes each day at 11.30am
 so come along and create a card everything you need to create the card is supplied ..places are very limited and it is first in

There are lots of fabulous Papercraft exhibitors at the show who will have loads of show specials and fabulous new products for you to purchase
check here for the exhibitor list

 Happy Creating
& see you are the fair

                                                     #makeandtakes #cardmaking

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day


A Mother...

When you're a child she walks before you,
To set an example. 
When you're a teenager she walks behind you
To be there should you need her. 
When you're an adult she walks beside you
So that as two friends you can enjoy life together.. 

to all the mums

I wish you all a lovely day with those you love

 Happy Mother's Day

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mummy's Little Helper | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here
I am back with another post for Couture Creations Blog

Using the new Hearts Ease Collection along with some of my favourite
Couture Creations 2015 release dies.

The photos on my layout are one of my life long friend's granddaughter, as soon as I saw Sarah post these photos of little Grace I knew I had to scrap them using Hearts Ease papers.
So a quick email to Sarah asking if it was ok and here we are,
I am sure you will all agree Grace is adorable tending to her pansies.

I have kept my layout fairly simple as I want Grace to shine

I started off die cutting 1 x the Evergreen die from the Background Savvy collection, i so love this die it is just so versatile. I also cut 1 x Simone's Style lace border die from the Amaryllis collection and 1 x Happy from the Happy Birthday Title from the Kalini collection

Using Quick Release Die paper look how easily the die comes away from the die and all the bits just drop out

Next I used the Quick Release Die paper as a mask and sprayed gold mist on my base paper and then set it aside to dry (you can dry off using Couture Creations Heat Tool if you are pressed for time)

 Next I grabbed a selection of Couture Creations Flowers

and sprayed them using a special mix of colours to get the right colour for my page. Again I set aside to dry.
TIP; I spritz my flowers with water first so that the colours blend and to help them dry off quickly I place them on top of my Daylight lights so the heat from the bulbs helps them to dry off 

I cut 3 strips from Pansies in a Line patterned paper and cut them to different lengths and then distress and inked the edges

I then layered everything onto my base 

I cut the Evergreen die cut into pieces and placed them around my page I left some of the bits in the die to add some feature to the leaves  

I used a die cut from the Ephemera pack and cut it in to to use as a embellishment  on the top and bottom corners

here is another die cut from the Ephemera pack for Sarah to add some Journaling

My flowers were too bright for my page so I toned them down with some gold spray painted onto the petals with a fine paint brush.

 here is a closer look at the sprayed background

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and take some time to play today

Couture Creations Products Used
CO724175 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Orchard Bouquet 
CO724189 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Pansies in a Line
CO724186 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Life Story Cards
CO724395 Hearts Ease, Ephemera Pack
CO724096 Background Savvy Decorative Die, Evergreen
CO724258 Kalini Decorative Die, Happy Birthday Title
CO724309 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Die, Simone's Style
CO724295 Cottage Pollen Flower
CO724293 Jewelled Florettes 3cm
CO724294 Jewelled Florettes 4cm
CO723818 Quick Release Die Paper
CO723828 Non Stick Craft Mat
CO723978 Heat Tool
CO721955 Non Stick Scissors
CO723608 Metal Adapter Plate
CO724037 Turbo Glue Pen
CO721984 Double Sided tape, 12mm
Co723815 Mini Glue Spots

Thanks for stopping by
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 Happy Creating 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo Classes Filling fast



I am so excited to once again be teaching on behalf of
Craft Giraffe
Couture Creations 

Remember if you book into all three of our classes you will go into the draw for a
HUGE Couture Creations Prize Pack

So don't delay
before the remaining places are booked out

This is so awesome ...I can't wait to meet you all

 Happy Creating 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Join me on the Paper Craft Trail for Couture Creations

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#thepapercrafttrail #bellapaperie #aplacetocreate #3tailscraftandcards

Join the Paper Craft Trail
Saturday the 9th May
These 3 northside stores are joining together to give you a full day of creating, shopping and of course fun

9am - 3pm

Using Couture Creations Dies and Embossing Folders from the 2015 collections

Visit A Place to Create , Bella Paperie and 3 Tails Craft & Cards for all the details of what is happening in each of their stores

I will be at

Tina Connolly will be at Bella Paperie

Lesa Bird will be at 3 Tails Craft & Cards

Follow the trail and create all 6 Couture Creations FREE Make & Takes

See You on the Paper Trail

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hearts Ease Card | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone
I am back with another quick card created for the Couture Creations blog using the gorgeous
Couture Creations Hearts Ease Collection

I have added some texture using Heart Ease Embossing Folder on patterned paper,embossing your patterned paper gives your paper a whole new look to your paper

I then added some shimmer to the base patterned paper by flicking on some purple spray and then once dry misting the whole piece with gold spray

I then die cut 1 x Rowena Ornamental Lace Die from the Amaryllis collection in patterned paper.
I inked the edges of all papers and die cuts using a sponge dauber to give a subtle shading

I also die cut 1 x Lilliputana die from the Hearts Ease collection from mauve cardstock, 
I then cut it in half
and adhered both pieces and the Rowena doily to my card base using the Turbo Glue Pen which is perfect for adhering die cuts and intricate pieces 

I sprayed a 6cm Camden Cottage Rose with gold spray and while wet scrunched to give the flower more life and more shabby look 

To adhere the muslin to the flower I used 6mm Double Sided Tape

 To finish off I die cut 1 x Cycad Leaves from the Everyday Essentials collection

I cut the leaves in half, inked and pinched the leaves to give some texture and definition
I rearrange the bottom half of the leaf spray making them more natural

here is a closer look at all the details
Once I layered the flower, muslin and doily die cut together I gave them a quick spritz of gold spray to add a bit more shimmer

Tip : when spraying your flowers if you are short on time you can dry them off quickly with a Couture Creations Heat Tool

 Happy Creating