Friday, May 31, 2013

Year 12 Formal

 I am sharing a layout I created for the Couture Creations Blog using a photo from my son's year 12 formal last year.
This is Brayden with his girls, one is his girlfriend and the other two are his best girl friends, I love that he has a close friendship with the girls. It means he treats them all with respect, which make me proud.

For this layout I chose to turn the photo to black and white as there too many colours for the type of layout I wanted as you can see with the original photo

I  used the yet to be released Sophia Decorative Dies and the embossing folders from the Elegance Collection which have just been released.

To start die cut the Beradi Heart Die and 2 of the Matiloa Flourish Die from cardstock,  emboss the Beradi Heart Die with the Extra Loren Embossing Folder

sand lightly using the Couture Creations Sanding Block

Cut a strip of patterned paper 1.5" x 11" and emboss with Extra Confetti Embossing Folder working the strip through the slot at the top of the Embossing Folder.

sand lightly using the Couture Creations Sanding Block

Distress all the edges of your patterned paper with Couture Creations Scissors

Tear a small section on the bottom of your page and adhere a section of the second Matiloa Flourish Decorative Die  under the base page.

here is a close up look at the detail

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723492 Sophia Decorative Die Beradi
CO723493 Sophia Decorative Die Matiloa
CO723445 Elegance Embossing Folder Extra Loren
CO723446 Elegance Embossing Folder Extra Confetti
CO721999 Pearls Café Crème
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721955 Non Stick Craft Scissors
CO721962 Foam Tape 6mm
CO721984 Doublesided Tape 12mm & CO721983 3mm

Other Products
Teresa Collins Memories Collection
Teresa Collins Bling
Maya Road Tulle Trim

For more inspiring projects using Couture Creations products visit their BLOG

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Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Don't Miss Out ....Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo Classes

There are still some places available in all of our classes over the June long weekend ...YES THAT IS NEXT WEEKEND!!!

Couture Creations is proud to be sponsoring classes at Australia’s premier event for people who love scrapbooking, card making, stamping, photography and mixed media.
The Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo will be held in Brisbane on June 8 to 10, 2013 from Saturday to Monday, over the June long weekend.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Card Set with Tracey Cooley

Session 1: 9.30am – 11.30am

Skill level: All levels

Join Tracey Cooley and enter the world of the Mad Hatter for a technique tea party...create a set of matching cards with handmade flowers using nesting dies and techniques with emboss folders, that can easily be transferred to your scrapbooking/papercraft with a trip down the rabbit hole!

Class includes: Couture Creations Nesting Dies, Couture Creations Elegance Embossing Folder, Embellishments, G45 Patterned Paper, Couture Creations Tools, Couture Creations Adhesives & Core’dinations Cardstock.
Products supplied by Couture Creations
Students bring: Basic tool kit, one 5.7 acrylic stamp block, one deep purple pigment ink pad.
Class cost: $45

Family Fun (we're all mad) Layout with Kerrie Gurney

Session 2: 12noon – 2pm

Skill level: All levels

Join Kerrie  Gurney and create a single page layout using the latest Couture Creations Fantasia Doily Dies, Elegance Embossing Folder & Couture Chipboard. Some of the techniques you will get to play around with are learning how to create a unique background using texture paste, distressing & misting.  You will also get to do some die cutting and of course some embossing and you even get to keep your doily dies and embossing folder.

Class includes: Couture Creations Embossing Folder, Fantasia Doily Dies, Couture Creations Chipboard , Couture Creations Gemstones, Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Paper Flowers, Patterned Papers, Core'dinations Cardstock

Products supplied by Couture Creations

Students bring: Basic tool kit, one 5” x 7” landscape photo of a fun family moment.
Class cost: $45

Alice’s Shrunken Trinket Dress Form with Sue Smyth

Session 3: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Skill level: All levels

Join Sue Smyth for an afternoon of inspiration and creation with Couture Creations. Play with gesso, sprays and glitter to make your own trinket pin storage Dress form. This gorgeous angel will be a glorious addition to anyone’s workshop, with a very practical use.  Learn how to alter the basic form, with clever but simple techniques you will be able to use over and over again on other off the page projects and even layouts. See how versatile embossing folders and dies can be to make unique flowers and complete a one of a kind project.

Students bring: Basic tool kit, paper piercing tool, Dimensional Magic, foam paint brush, gloves if you don’t like getting your hands dirty.
Class cost: $45


You will learn some great techniques during these classes and also receive loads of  great Couture Creations Products along with giveaways and loads of fun. We have chosen an Alice In Wonderland theme and will be decking our classroom with loads of Alice décor, and there is talk that some of us may even dress the part...
So guess which one of us Couture Creations Tutors will be wearing these at the Expo!!!!


Leave a comment on Couture Creations Blog, which tutor you think will be wearing these boots at the show.
If you guess correctly and have booked into the class you will go into the draw to win a prize pack, which will be given to you in class.
(This is only open to those booked into any of our classes over the 3 days)

Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo | Mad Hat Monday


 the Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo event organisers have jumped into the rabbit hole with us ....

for more information about Couture Creations Competition click HERE

See you at the show

Friday, May 24, 2013

Couture Creations Doily Dies + Jars

= beautiful vases for a very special occasion

I used the new Couture Creations Doily Die Dazzling and Blossom Yarn from their original doily die collection to decorate some jars to use as vases for the wake of a very special lady. 
Yellow was Sue's favourite colour and I have to say I am having a bit of a love affair with Yellow at the moment as my eldest daughter told me Yellow is a very underrated colour. 
Yellow and White certainly gave a fresh, sunnny look to a very sad occasion.

I also used the Dazzling Doily Die, the middle section of Celestial Doily Die along with Elegance Celebrate Embossing Folder , Crystal Gemstones and Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue on the card I created for Sue's beautiful family.


Patterned Paper Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Family Fun (we're all mad) Layout Sneak Peek

I thought I would share some bigger sneak peek photos with you all for the class I am teaching at the Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo

You will get to play around with texture paste, embossing folders, doily ides, die cutting & lots of distressing.
You also get to keep your Couture Creations Fantasia Doily Dies and Couture Creations Elegance Embossing Folder you receive in your kit.

All classes are sponsored by Couture Creations, visit their blog to see all the fabulous projects the Couture Creations Design Team are creating.

I am very lucky to be sharing my classroom with the very talented Sue Smyth & Tracey Cooley who are also on the Couture Creations Design Team.

There are still places available in all our classes, if you are going to the show please book into our classes you will not be disappointed, we plan on having loads of fun in our classes and we will have giveaways and everyone loves giveaways :)


Happy Creating Kerrie


Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day High Tea

I thought I would share some photos from our Mother's Day High Tea my girls and I put on yesterday for my Mum, Mother In Lay and Sister In Law yesterday.

I was in charge of decorating and the girls were in charge of the food

here we all our ready to enjoy our High Tea

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day

Wishing all the Mums a very happy Mothers Day 
may you all have a wonderful day being totally spoilt by your loved ones


Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Trails

 here  is the  step by step tutorial I created for for CSW Distributors  featured on Crafters Home Blog using the new Couture Creations Fantasia Doily Dies and Couture Creations Embossing Folders

Cut  piece of patterned paper 12" x 7" and cut bottom into a scroll shape, distress edges and ink with black ink pad and adhere to base cardstock

 Die cut Tattered Lace doily die from patterned paper, see how easy the paper comes away from the die when using Couture Creations ejection foam on the die.

Cut Tattered Lace doily diagonally in half

Cut a piece of patterned paper 8" x 8" distress the edges and ink.  Fold in half, place in Extra Confetti embossing folder from the Elegance Collection and run through machine

turn around and emboss the end piece, this will give you patterned paper some texture, one side will be embossed and one side will be debossed, giving more interest to your background.

open up and and adhere to your page

Cut a piece of cork 1.5" x 12" and emboss using Magical Embossing Folder from the Fresh & Fun collection
Ink lightly using black ink to bring the pattern out.

adhere to page using Couture Creations doublesided tape

adhere both halves of Tattered Lace die to your page and adhere photo to page using Couture Creations foam tape to only 3 sides of your photo leaving the top open to slide in a 4" x 6" journaling tag.

Finish off with Couture Creations Cafe Cream Pearls

Couture Creations Products Used
Other Products
Simple Stories Take a Hike Patterned Paper and Cardstock Sticker
Black Ink Pad

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial 

Happy creating!   


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