Monday, September 23, 2013

Sarah's Baby Shower

I was lucky to be asked to help with decorating for my life long friend Joanne daughter Sarah's Baby Shower. This is Sarah's first baby and Sarah and he partner Joshua have decided to wait for the arrival of their bundle of joy to find out if they are having a boy or a girl,  I think it is nice to have that surprise.

When looking for gender neutral ideas on Pinterest I came across two baby showers that I fell in love with the soft neutral tones and a lamb/sheep theme (look at this baby shower on the Cake Blog and this baby shower on Jennifer Jones Photography Blog ) luckily Sarah and Joanne liked them too.

So here is a look at Sarah's Baby Shower

a quick chalkboard sign my daughter was to do this for me but she is never home :)

hessian baby bunting and baby singlets

Ihave been rolling wool onto foam balls for weeks, love how they look

mini milk bottles and water bottle with labels

a huge rosette

the invitation

the invitations all wrapped up for delivery to the Mum to be

The beautiful Mum to Be Sarah

Sarah with her Mum Joanne

my gift bag

gift card

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Artdeco Creations is having a giveaway

here are the details

Visit your Local Scrapbook/Craft Store this School Holidays and WIN

We will pick one random winner and not only will you receive a load of goodies your favourite store will also receive a load of goodies.

* This giveaway is only open to Australian Residents and Scrapbooking and Crafting Stores.
* You Must email your photo to enter the draw
* Your photo must be able to made public via our Blog and Facebook page
* After you have emailed your photo complete your entry via the Rafflecopter Giveaway button on our Facebook Page

Happy crafting this school holidays

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, September 16, 2013

Christmas Creating

Over the weekend I went away with some crafting friends to get a head start on our Christmas Creating. We had a fabulous weekend filled with lots of laughs, good food and lots of creating.

Here is a look at some of the Christmas Cards I created

If you visit Artdeco Creations Blog you can see which dies and embossing folders were used along with some cards made by the other ladies.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, September 13, 2013

Magical Christmas Cards with Couture Creations

 I am heading off for a Christmas card creating weekend with friends but had to whip up these quick cards  as soon as I picked up my Couture Creations Magical Christmas Decorative Dies for the Artdeco Creations Blog I cannot tell you how much I love these designs and also how easy they are to use, no ejection foam needed as the paper doesn't stick into the die ...what is not to love ♥ I have also used Couture Creations Wrapped In Joy Embossing Folder and Vintage Christmas Paper Pad.

very quick and simple to create.

Products Used
CO7235893 Couture Creations Wrapped In Joy Wild Holly Embossing Folder
CO723560 Couture Creations Magical Christmas Rudolph Decorative Die
CO723574  Couture Creations Magical Christmas Merry Christmas Decorative Die
CO723491 Couture Creations Sophia Assouline Decorative Die
CO723551 Couture Creations Vintage Christmas Paper Pad
CO723049 Couture Creations Victorian Rectangle Nesting Dies
CO721999 Couture Creation Cafe Cream Pearls
CO721988 Couture Creation Sparkling Champagne Gemstones
Seam Binding Ribbon
Bakers Twine
Core'dinations Cardstock

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Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cadbury's 1st Christmas

I created this layout for Couture Creations using the new Jolly Christmas Paper Pad, Wrapped In Joy Embossing Folders and Sophia Dies.
I love the fun designs and colours of the Jolly Christmas paper pad as I very rarely decorate for Christmas in traditional colours it is perfect for me.

To create this layout cut 4 x 1" strips from teal coloured Core'dinations cardstock and emboss using the Jolly Christmas embossing folder, you can fit 2 at a time through the slot in the embossing folder.

 Mitre cut the corners by holder two strips together as they would be arranged on the layout and simply cut

Embossed a piece of darker teal Core'dinations cardstock using Peaceful Ornaments embossing folder and sand all embossed pieces to allow some of the core colour come through.

 Die cut  one of each the Matiloa and Bossa Sophia Dies using teal cardstock and jak paper.

Then arrange everything onto the patterned paper used for the base. Use foam tape for the embossed border to raise it up.
Sprinkle tinsel glitter onto die cuts

Finish off with some bakers twine, trinket pins and a sprinkling of gemstones.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723549 12x12 Paper Pad, Jolly Christmas
CO723595 Wrapped In Joy Embossing Folder, Jolly Christmas
CO723604 Wrapped In Joy Embossing Folder, Peaceful Ornaments
CO713493 Sophia Decorative Die, Matiloa
CO723501 Sophia Decorative Die, Bossa
CO721989 Gemstones, Seafoam

Other Products Used
Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter
Maya Road Bakers Twine
Maya Road Trinket Pins

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Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, September 9, 2013

the dreaded cleaning of the craft room

I have been absent from my blog as my craft room is a nightmare. Before leaving on our holiday I had spread out of my craftroom to the dining room and so before heading overseas I literally through everything back into my craft room and now I just can't get in to create. I have a path to my computer desk and that is it.
So I have started the big organise and clean up. I am not sharing my before photos until I have after photos

I will share my new album storage with you though. My albums were all in my craftroom and no one looks at them as to be honest you couldn't get near them. While we were away my youngest DD thought she would have a look at them and while pulling them out stacked them up trying to get to the one she wanted. Well they all collapsed on top of her, so it was obviously time to move the.
Here they are in their new home an Ikea Expedit bookcase in my bedroom, now we can all take the time to enjoy looking at our photos with no crafting products to move to get to them. I also bought a bigger Expedit unit to update my old bookcase.

While getting a start on cleaning up my craft room I found 7 storage boxes filled with layouts that have never been placed in an album!!! You will be happy to know that they are now in albums and I have 7 empty storage boxes to fill with crafting goodies.

Happy Creating Kerrie