Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Australia Day

#kerriegurney #australiaday

Wishing all my Aussie family and friends a fabulous Australia Day



with love from my family
how adorable is our Cadbury in his sequin aussie top and bow tie
we just love him to bits 

 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Saturday, January 23, 2016

So Happy in Love | Couture Creations Ultimate Crafts

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Hi Everyone

I am so excited to share my layout with you all today for two reasons one is it is created with the gorgeous Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane collection and two I am super excited for my gorgeous niece as she and her amazing boyfriend are now engaged to be married!!!
James took Rebecca to Cancun Mexico and proposed to her on the beach there, how romantic is that!!!
I am just so very happy for them both and wish both James and Rebecca a lifetime of happiness together.


onto my tutorial


I started off by embossing a strip of ivory cardstock using the Petite Tied Together Embossing Folder, I love this folder as it is a cute version of the best selling Tied Together folder, so perfect for this collection


remember all Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts embossing folders have the slot in the top so you can emboss long strips ...you just slide the strip through and line up the pattern
TIP; make sure the edge of the folder is over the edge of the acrylic plate so you don't get a flat spot.


one perfectly embossed strip


next I tore a piece of the Elegant Lady patterned paper and distressed the other 3 edges


I then tore another piece from the Poetical Labels patterned paper again distressing the edges
and layered them onto a sheet of Ivory cardstock


 I then cut some pieces to use as layers I have even used the back of the barcode strip to add a layer
I also used a sheet of Timeless Garden patterned paper from the 6x6 pad as a mat for my photos and I left the white strip on as it adds a big more interest to the layers
I have distressed all the edges of all pieces


I die cut a heart from denim cardstock and popped it in behind my layers
 I then popped on my photos


added some embellishments from the Magnolia Lane Ephemera pack and a trinket
I used the Typography 6x6 paper to create my title along with some wood veneer words from my stash.
I created a journal tag which is slipped behind the photo, I added a diecut butterfly with some foam tape and tied some lace onto a paperclip to use as a tab to pull the journaling tag out


I also raised the magnolia die cuts using foam tape to give dome dimension to my layout and I added the strip from the 6x6 Typography paper for a but more detail


add a sprinkling of 3mm pearls


 add some sparkle with Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue





Products Used
ULT157493 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane 12x12 Pattern Paper, Timeless Garden
ULT157497 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane 12x12 Pattern Paper, Poetical Labels
ULT157487 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane 12x12 Pattern Paper, Elegant Lady
ULT157486 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane 6x6 Paper Pad
ULT157515 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane, Diecut Ephemera 
ULT157500 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane, Metal Trinkets
ULT157506 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane, White Lace
ULT157271 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane, Embossing Folder, Petite & Tied Together
ULT157529 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Impression Die, Magnolia Heart
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Ivory
ULT200008 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Denim
CO721971 Couture Creations Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystalina
CO724639 Couture Creations 3mm Pearls, Cornflower Blue

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Couture Creations Wild & Free CHA Samples

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Hi everyone

well the excitement of the Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show or CHA as it is know as, is in full swing with so many gorgeous products and collections being released and showcased.
I so wish I was there seeing everything and being inspired by all the amazing displays...but this year I am having to live the show through Instagram and Facebook, maybe next year I will get to go again.

While I couldn't be there this year some of my layouts and cards are and
I am now able to share my layouts and cards I created for Couture Creations for the Artdeco Creations booth at the show using the soon to be released
Wild & Free Collection designed by Queenie Yeung









I am loving this collection and can't wait for it to arrive in stores


don't forget to keep following Couture Creations Blog for their #chashow sneak peeks and enter their #giveaway



To celebrate the release of Couture Creations 
2016 Collections at CHA
they are giving away
3 x $50 2016 Collection Prize Packs
Visit the  Couture Creations Blog for all the details 


 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Collection

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#chashow   #ulitmatecrafts

Hello Everyone,
Happy new Year to you all

My friend Sue Smyth has designed this gorgeous collection of  papers, dies ,embossing folders and embellishments for Ultimate Crafts.

Magnolia Lane is just so beautiful and I am sure it will be hugely popular
(it is shipping to stores next week )


Visit Couture Creations Blog for more and also for a look at some of Sue's projects she created using her collection ...Also Couture Creations is having a CHA Sneak Peek Giveaway so make sure you follow their blog and Facebook for all the details on how to enter their giveaway

Here are a couple of pages I created using Sue's Magnolia Lane papers, dies,  embossing folders, embellishments and lace






The special Magnolia Lane Collection issue of Creative Inspiration is available
ONLINE NOW 



Don't forget to visit Couture Creations Blog for all their CHA 2016 Sneak Peeks 


 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Friday, January 8, 2016

Willow | Couture Creations CHA Sneak Peeks

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Hi Everyone

Couture Creations CHA Sneak Peeks are happening now and here is one of  the layouts I created for their stand at CHA using the new soon to be released Alpha and Number Dies 

Pop over to Couture Creations Blog for all their CHA sneak peeks and don't forget to enter their giveaway ..click on the link below 










 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Couture Creations CHA Sneak Peeks and Giveaway

#kerriegurney 

 Couture Creations 2016 collections  CHA sneak peeks start tomorrow and if you LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE you can enter the draw for one of the 3 $50 Prize packs with some of the new collections ...I am super excited about the new releases we have some awesome new products and collections being released this year 






 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Friday, January 1, 2016

PaperArts Expo | Melbourne

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Happy 2016 Everyone
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas catching up with family and friends

I am excited to share with you some exciting news

There is a new Papercraft show coming to 
Melbourne  
April 8th - 10th 2016





and I am so very proud to be a Guest Tutor at PaperArts Expo along with Beck Beattie, Fiona Paltridge, Heather McMahon, and Natalie May

If you are a store owner book your stand NOW as this event is going to be AWESOME ..everyone else keep an eye on the website and sign up to receive all the latest news
Visit the website for all the info on all these fabulously talented tutors

Visit my Classes and Events page for my full 2016 calendar



 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sweet 16 Birthday Card | Couture Creations

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Hello to you all 
yesterday was my baby girls' 16th birthday 
 I cannot believe she is now old enough to get her learners permit and only has two more years of school and then that is it for me no more school age children ...I cannot believe how quickly these last 16 years have gone by. 
For those of you with young children please cherish every moment because in the blink of an eye they will be all grown up.
If you visit my blog you can see some photos from her party that she had earlier in the month, they are not fabulous photos as everyone started arriving early so I quickly took them with my phone 

Anyway enough of that here is the card I created for her using one of my favourite Couture Creations Perfectly Petite Doily Dies..young and fresh white on white with a touch of tiffany blue and gold but oh so simple and quick to create





Die cut 9 x Victoria Perfectly Petite Doily Die from white cardstock


cut them all straight across the middle



Cut a piece of white cardstock to 13cm x 30cm fold in half and then cut 2cm off the front


Start layering up your half doilies using 6mm Double Sided Tape to adhere them to the base card. I stuck both sides first then popped the middle doily on. 
Once all the doily layers are on run another strip of double sided tape and  hand pleat a piece of ribbon on


Create some interest to the top of your card by scoring some lines using the Handheld Essentials stylist and the Couture Creations trimmer as a guide.
TIP: Make sure you work from the back of the card so the line are embossed on the front not debossed


to give the flower some shimmer I painted it with the Cottonball Pearl Drops this gives a nice shimmer to the flower



Pop a bit of  frayed mulsin, gold cord and metallic gold chipboard numbers and you are done ...too easy



lots of lovely doily layers


see the score lines at the top of the card




Couture Creations Products Used
CO724136 Perfectly Petite Doilies, Victoria
CO724295 Cottage Pollen Flowers
CO724563 Pearl Drops, Cottonball
CO723973 Paper Trimmer
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO721985 Double Sided Tape, 6mm


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