Sunday, November 15, 2015

Couture Creations Design Talent Search

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If you have an eye for trends and a talent for designing ...This maybe what you have been looking for

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SENZ 2016


I am beyond excited to be returning to New Zealand
This time to Auckland for
The NZ Scrapbooking & Craft Expo
I will be there teaching classes and demonstrating for Warehouse Stationery and of course using  Couture Creations products

The SENZ Expo brings together 
Scrapbookers and Cardmakers;  Mixed Media Artists;  Bookmakers and Decoupagers; Beaders and Jewellery makers; Stampers and Papercrafters; plus those wanting to get  ideas for parties including Cake Decorating supplies, party decorations and invitations, for a weekend of shopping, crafting and creating. 
There will be over 50 Classes to  choose from with tutors from Canada (Limor Webber),  Australia (Beck Beattie and Me) and  of course NZ (Trina McClune, Robbi Bell, Jo Johnson, Sharon Newport and more).
Follow SENZ on Facebook for all the latest updates
To all you Aussie crafters why not book yourself a holiday in NZ you won't be disappointed as it is a beautiful country with so much to see and you can fly there so cheaply 

I can't wait to see you all there 

 Happy Creating 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

White Christmas Forest

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Hi everyone
I am back on the Couture Creations Blog today this time sharing a layout I created using a photo of my White Christmas Tree Forest from last year

Instead of having just one Christmas Tree I love to create a forest for Christmas and last year I decided I wanted all white trees decorated with gold ornaments and I loved it so much.
It doesn't photograph all that well but hey it looked spectacular so much so I am sticking with it again for this year although I am toying with adding another colour

anyway enough about that lets get to creating this clean and simple layout
I wanted to keep it quite plain as I really wanted my forest to shine

to start I cut a strip of White Ultimate Craft Cardstock, I place a strip of  12mm double sided tape and  2 strips of 6mm double sided tape down the center of the white strip

Pull the backing paper off all strips

and sprinkle with ultra fine gold glitter, tip off excess and return to jar

I then die cut 1 x Fans of Fantasia die from white cardstock, 2 x Holly Branch die from white glitter carstock and embossed a piece of white cardstock and a small piece of gold foil using  Mistletoe Magic embossing folder
I have also used a strip of  corrugated card and two strips of white glitter cardstock which I have created pennants with.
I distressed all the edges of the pieces and
then it is just a mater of layering all the pieces onto the base card.

Here are some closeups of the layering 

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Craft & Quilt Fair Adelaide


Today I head south to Adelaide for the last Craft & Quilt Fair for 2015

What an amazing year I have had with Expertise Events and the Craft & Quilt Fair
I thank Judy, Gary and their amazing staff so much for this amazing opportunity I have loved every minute of it and you have all been so fabulous to me.
Meeting so many crafters all over Australia and New Zealand has cetainly been a huge highlight and also spending time with all the hardworking Exhibitors I really am in awe of all the hard work they put into travelling around and setting up their beautiful stands. It is not an easy life on the road but it is a life they love as they love sharing their passion with you all.
Thanks too to Gary for the delicious cake in NZ
I will be so sad to leave at the end of this show as I will miss my "show family" next year.

If you are in Adelaide please pop by and say Hello and if you have time book into one of my Christmas Card Make & Take Classes they are just $5 with everything is included

 Happy Creating 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween at Disneyland | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone it's Kerrie here and
it's my turn on the Couture Creations Blog again.
For my last blog post for October of course I had to create a layout using one of my favourite photos from my big 50th Birthday trip to LA to visit Disneyland for Halloween last year

This photo was taken Halloween night at Disneyland and as you can see my baby girl & I are looking pretty fabulous as Maleficent and Aurora.

Here is a my tutorial on how to recreate this is a super quick and easy layout.

Start off diecutting 3 x Fans of Fantasia from the  Background Savvy Die collection from white cardstock and using sand texture paste adhere the diecuts to the background cardstock

then spray heavily with orange metallic mist and then hold the page up allowing some of the spray to drip down. Dry off using heat tool

Grab a selection of Couture Creations paper flowers and a piece of Muslin

using a craft mat spray the flowers and muslin with the same orange metallic spray and then with a light spray of gold metallic spray. Use Heat Tool to dry off

TIP; grab another piece of muslin or some ribbon or flowers and rub around on the craft mat to soak up all the excess spray this saves wasting your sprays and gives you flowers and ribbon coloured ready for another project another day.

Next I coloured some Crystal Gemstones with a Black Sharpie to use on my layout
Then you are ready to layer everything onto your layout, here are a couple of closeups.

don't you just love all that sandy texture

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 Happy Creating and Happy Halloween 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sharing the Good Times Layout Class | Bella Paperie

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Hi Everyone
I am teaching a class at Bella Paperie on behalf of Couture Creations
 Saturday 31st October
(besides my birthday my favourite day to celebrate)

You will creating a layout using Ultimate Crafts
papers and dies along with some dies and embossing folder from Couture Creations
there will be stamping, distressing and lots of fun

Saturday 31st October
9.30am - 11.30am
Included in your kit is an Embossing Folder to keep

Photo requirement 1 x 4"x6" landscape, sharing the good times theme
(this can be added afterwards)

bring a heat tool if you have one, a distressing tool and a brown ink pad

Come along and join the fun
I am coming in Costume, you can too if you like
I may have a prize if you do

Contact Bella Paperie to secure your place

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Believe Christmas Card | Couture Creations

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Hi all Kerrie here

Did you know there are only 71 days until Christmas?
scary how quickly it is coming around isn't it?
Well I am here to inspire you to kick start your Christmas Card creating with this
 quick Christmas card I created for Couture Creations using their
Christmas Eve Dies and Christmas Emporium paper collection

Start off diecutting 4 of the Mistletoe die from green patterned paper and 1 of the Believe only section of the Believe Flourish die from light patterned paper

next using the two largest circle nesting dies cut a circle frame

TIP; I use a magnetic cutting platform so my dies don't move but if you don't have a magnetic cutting platform you can tape the dies in place using washi tape

use  mini foam dots to raise up the circle frame

pop it onto the card base and start layering on the mistletoe diecuts 
TIP; use the Couture Creations Turbo Glue Pen which is perfect for adhering all your dries clear so you don't have to worry if any bits squish out the sides like it has on the right

finish off by adding the Believe onto a strip of patterned paper, add some string for texture and add some 2mm Gemstones for a touch of sparkle

you can see I have also raised the sentiment strip up by using a double layer of foam tape to give extra height

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 Happy Creating 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Australiana Layout Class | Craft Giraffe

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Hi Everyone
I am back at Craft Giraffe next month teaching a fun layout class using the Ultimate Crafts Australiana paper collection and dies along with some Couture Creations dies, embossing folders and embellishments
In the class you will be stamping using your embossing folder (included in your kit) and aging and distressing your die cuts to give them that Aussie outback weathered look

Photo requirements anything fun and outdoorsy
2 x 3"x4" Portrait
2 x 4"x3" Landscape
don't stress though as these can be added later or if you have bigger photos you can use them or maybe cut them down in class

Saturday 14th November
9.30am - 11.30am
(includes kit with everything to create the page and a Couture Creations Embossing Folder to keep)

Come along and join the fun
or pop into Craft Giraffe and secure your place

This will be my last class for 2015
To everyone who has come along to my classes throughout 2015 I thank you so much for your support, it means so much to me.
  I love this craft of ours and I love in my small way to help build papercrafting in Australia and you have all helped with your support and passion for papercrafting too.

 I look forward to seeing you in a class 2016

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Embossed Heart Card | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with a tutorial for Couture Creations Blog

For this card I have not only die cut with the heart nesting die I have embossed it see below

to create the decorative heart I first diecut a piece of cardstock using Crystal Aroma die from the Background Savvy collection (one of my favourite Couture Creations Collections) and of course I have used Quick Release Die Paper to help my die cut pop out of the die

next place the die cut on the Heart Nesting Die

and die cut a heart

you can keep the negative piece to use in a future project

next to emboss the heart die your will change your diecutting machine sandwich to emboss
and layer die, patterned paper with the patterned side up, an embossing mat and then top acrylic plate
run through your machine

and wallah you have embossed your die instead of cutting

I then cut around the embossed heart and layered the diecut heart onto it.
Create an embossed pennant, distress and ink the edges of all paper pieces.
Pop it all together adding  snippet of the Evergreen diecut, a flower, a ribbon bow, muslin, tiny pearls and finish off with a smidge of Crystalina Glitter Glue

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 Happy Creating