Saturday, June 29, 2013

Willow | Couture Creations/Core'dinations Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 6 our final day of the Couture Creations & Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Blog Hop! and my turn to share my project.
We’re so excited to team up with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock to share some inspiring projects with you this week, marrying our products together, what could be more perfect our Embossing Folders and Dies and Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock.

I am so happy to be sharing my blog hop project, I love love love Core'dinations cardstock so this blog hop is perfect for me, I have such a stash of Core'dinations cardstock as it works so well with our Couture Creations embossing folders. Anyway enough from me onto my project. I created an off the page layout  for my Mum as she recently celebrated not only her 70th birthday but the birth of her second Great Granddaughter. Mum got to meet her new little princess at her birthday celebration lunch. Willow is just 10 days in this photo so new and so perfect.
I used an embroidery hoop as my Mum is a Quilter and sewer so it is perfect for her to hang on her wall.

start by marking around the embroidery hoop and cut out the circle

lay Core'dinations Colour Core cardstock on top of embossing folder and sand to bring the embossed patterned out with the core colour showing through. This technique gives you a soft look to your projects.

clean off dust with  Dust Buddy and pop into embroidery hoop, you may need to cut some small nicks into the side to help in go onto the hoop. I also painted my hoop white, but you can leave it plain.

Die cut Tattered Lace Doily Die with Yellow Whitewash cardstock cut in half

and sand, clean off with Dust Buddy

Die cut two Sophia Connexion dies using Green Whitewash cardstock 

Die cut 6 Rose shapes using the Rose Nesting Dies cutting 2 ea of the two bigger dies and 1 ea of the next two sizes.

Sand the edges of all pieces and layer together, poke a hole through the middle and pop in some stamens.

spray with water all layers srunching them into the center as you spray

giving you a scrunched ball slowing unscrunch giving you flower shape

cut a strip of patterned paper 1" x 12" and make into a banner pennant, apply double sided tape to the ends and foam mounting tape the to the centre of the banner.

layer everything onto your hoop, I used a hot glue gun for the flower to make sure it stayed on. Create a tag for hidden journalling

add some Crystal Glitzin' Glamour glitter glue to flower

Couture Creations Products Used

Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock Used

I hope you have enjoyed my project and our Blog Hop
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Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is also posting projects and giving away prizes, so be sure to check out their Blog and Facebook page, too!

Hop over to the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their ColorCore Cardstock and our Couture Creations products! They also have a  giveaway, so what are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs

Cathi O'Neill 
Dana Tatar 

Pam Bray  

Check back in with us Monday (AEST) to see if you’re the lucky winner of the Couture Creations prize pack!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Meeting Harrison Craig Winner of The Voice Australia 2013

We just loved Harrison not only his voice but his love and affection for his Mum and little brother Conner.
Right  from the blind auditions I said he would win and I was over the moon when he did. 

Here is Harrison with his coach Seal.

 I took Taylah and her friend Georgie to meet Harrison Craig, he only sand two songs but he sang them beautifully and then we got to meet him and have our photo taken with him. 
He is such a lovely young man, with everyone he met he was warm and genuine.

 here are just some photos I took today

our wristbands which guaranteed us meeting Harrison

the girls waiting

 Taylah's autographed copy of Harrison's CD

they had a professional photographer there taking the photos to keep the crowd moving, it looks like I want to eat the poor boy but I was talking

Taylah and Georgie with Harrison


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Australian Scrapbook Ideas #21

My commission for this issue was to create four layouts using Teresa Collins He Said She Said Collection. I am a huge Teresa Collins fan and love and buy every collection she releases so this was so much fun for me.

here are my four layouts

Wayne Brayden and I at Brayden's Pre Formal drinks

Taylah and her BFF Georgie ready for Taylah's birthday lunch last year

My beautiful friend Jo on her Wedding Day

Jo's handsome family her Groom Len and her boys Max and Ben

 Both of Jo's Wedding photos were taken by Andrea Thompson 

You will find the step by step instructions and materials list in the magazine.
On Sale July 1st

Happy Creating Kerrie


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I am featured on Crop Stop's Blog

It was a lovely surprise to see my Happy Trails layout featured on Crop Stop's blog
please visit their blog and remember they offer a discount on orders placed using the special code on their blog and who doesn't love a special offer :)

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, June 22, 2013

So excited for next week's Blog Hop

I am so excited that the Couture Creations Design Team is teaming  up with Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock to share some inspiring projects with you for the week starting 24th June (AEST)

Couture Creations will be giving away this fabulous prize package, so be sure to play along and check back on Monday 1st July (AEST) to see if you’re the lucky winner!

Visit Couture Creations Blog  and Core'dinations Blog to see  the different ways you can play along.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WHAT!!!! over 50 000 page views

Who would have thought ....

I want to Thank everyone who visits my blog who would have imagined when I started my humble blog that I would have over 50 000 page views.

I am overwhelmed  and I thank everyone who has ever popped into my little part of the www

I have had two stand out posts the first having over 5000 views and shared by people many times, is my post showing the Halloween Birthday Invitations I did for my daughter Ashleigh's 16th birthday party in 2009. My very good friend Anna handmade the fingers for me and I got the idea for the invitations from every crafters friend Martha Stewart

you can view the full post HERE and photos from the party HERE

the second post with over 1200 views and shared on many Narnia fan sites is my post with photos from the set of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which was filmed just 10 mins up the road from my house back in 2009. It was a very exciting time for everyone in the Redlands and especially for me who visited the set every week day at least once, often more and sometimes dragging my children kicking and screaming after school. That is until the day we met Ben Barnes we were all star struck by Ben such a lovely young man, who chatted with everyone there including Taylah and I and also giving a starstruck Taylah his autograph. 

you can view that post HERE 
and if you like I have many Narnia DT posts you just need to click on Narnia in the labels and that will take you to all the Narnia posts.

so once again 
I thank you all 

Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Couture Creations Key Decorative Dies Card

Hi I created this step by step tutorial  for Crop Stop  

Today I am using the fun key decorative dies from the Couture Creations Endless Dreams Collection.

You can use keys on so many projects,  I thought I would do a quick card that can be used for any occasion.

Cut base card 12" x 5" and fold in half, cut a piece of patterned paper 5 3/8" x 4 3/8" 

Die cut a heart using Core'dinations Cellar Door Whitewash Cardstock and Couture Creations Heart Nesting Dies and emboss the heart using Couture Creations Extra Loren Embossing Folder

Gently sand the heart revealing the blue core colour

Die cut one of each of the key dies in grey cardstock, 1 x 7" x 1.5" patterned paper, 1 x 4.5" x 1 3/8" grey cardstock, 1 x 5 1/4" whitewash cardstock 

distress all the edges using your scissors or distressing tool

die cut another 1 of the key to my heart dies, you will just use the heart shape from the center of both dies

layer all the pieces onto the base card using foam tape on the grey strip to add some dimension to the card
Tie the keys together using silver cord.

use foam tape behind your heart accents, finish off by adding some Couture Creations Crystal Gemstones

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723417 Endless Dreams Decorative Dies, Aladdins Key
CO723418 Endless Dreams Decorative Dies, Key to my Heart
CO723419 Endless Dreams Decorative Dies, Baroque Key
CO723213 Nesting Dies, Hearts
CO723445 Elegance Embossing Folder,Extra Loren

Other Products Used
Core'dinations Whitewash Cardstock, Cellar Door
Core'dinations Cardstock, Elephant
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper, Now & Then Collection
Silver Cord

Don't forget to visit Crop Stop's blog for more inspiring projects and remember to get their special blog discount code to receive 10% discount off orders over $30 ...who doesn't love a saving :)

Happy Creating 


Sunday, June 16, 2013

a day of cardmaking

with a wedding, a 70th, a 50th and a new baby to celebrate this weekend I had some last minute cardmaking to do all cards were quick to create and I used Couture Creations embossing folders on all to add some texture to the cards.

Products Used
Couture Creations Embossing Folders
Couture Creations Sophia Decorative Dies
Couture Creations Nesting Dies
Couture Creations Adlayn Flower
Couture Creations Gemstones
Prima Flowers
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper
Authentique Patterned Paper
Stampin' Up Stamp
Stamp in Style Charm
Maya Road Chipboard Alphas
Maya Road Mist
Washi Tape

Happy Creating Kerrie