Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hearts Ease Card | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone
I am back with another quick card created for the Couture Creations blog using the gorgeous
Couture Creations Hearts Ease Collection

I have added some texture using Heart Ease Embossing Folder on patterned paper,embossing your patterned paper gives your paper a whole new look to your paper

I then added some shimmer to the base patterned paper by flicking on some purple spray and then once dry misting the whole piece with gold spray

I then die cut 1 x Rowena Ornamental Lace Die from the Amaryllis collection in patterned paper.
I inked the edges of all papers and die cuts using a sponge dauber to give a subtle shading

I also die cut 1 x Lilliputana die from the Hearts Ease collection from mauve cardstock, 
I then cut it in half
and adhered both pieces and the Rowena doily to my card base using the Turbo Glue Pen which is perfect for adhering die cuts and intricate pieces 

I sprayed a 6cm Camden Cottage Rose with gold spray and while wet scrunched to give the flower more life and more shabby look 

To adhere the muslin to the flower I used 6mm Double Sided Tape

 To finish off I die cut 1 x Cycad Leaves from the Everyday Essentials collection

I cut the leaves in half, inked and pinched the leaves to give some texture and definition
I rearrange the bottom half of the leaf spray making them more natural

here is a closer look at all the details
Once I layered the flower, muslin and doily die cut together I gave them a quick spritz of gold spray to add a bit more shimmer

Tip : when spraying your flowers if you are short on time you can dry them off quickly with a Couture Creations Heat Tool

 Happy Creating 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Treasure the Time Layout | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone

I just remember I hadn't shared the full photo of my layout from my Couture Creations class I taught at Craft Giraffe a few weeks ago

It was a dabble into mixed media showing you how you can create your own masks using Couture Creations dies

I love this photo of my little sister Megan and I at Lone Pine..Megan with her nappy hanging off and me with my frowny face and lioness haircut, who is old enough to remembers those?

here is a closer look at some of the details

Craft Giraffe have one kit still available with full instructions and everything you need to create the layout
(excluding the glitter texture paste and spray, which are both available to purchase from Craft Giraffe)

Pop into the store or order online if you are interested.
If you miss out on a kit you can still purchase all the products used from Craft Giraffe

 Happy Creating 

Saturday, April 25, 2015



thank you to all our fallen and serving service me and women for our freedom

Photos from our local Dawn Service this morning


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vintage Roses Card | Couture Creations


Hi there everyone

I created this Vintage look card for the Couture Creations Blog using the new soon to be released Hearts Ease Papers, Dies and Embossing Folders.

I just love the purples in this collection

This card is another super quick one to create once you have coloured all your Couture Creations Flowers to match the papers.
I have used these 6 different flowers and coloured some purple/aubergine to match the paper and some I have given just  a touch of  gold.

It was a bit of trial and error to get the correct shade of purple/aubergine
I started with a purple mist but it was so the wrong colour so I added some gold to tone it down but that didn't work so I mixed 5 colour sprays this is where the non stick craft mat is perfect you just spray onto the mat mix the colours together and then rub the flowers onto the colour. I give my flowers a spritz with water first so the colour soaks in more evenly and then to add more texture to the flowers give them bit of a squeeze and scrunch

I then set the flowers aside to dry or you can dry them in a  hurry with a hit of the Heat Tool

Here is a closer look at the flowers all coloured and scrunched

Onto creating the card

 die cut 1 x 10.5cm section of Simone's Style lace border, 1 x Lilliputana die both in aubergine cardstock. 2 x the top section of Cycad leaves in green cardstock, 
use Quick Release Die Paper so the cardstock doesn't stick into the dies.

Ink all the edges of the die cuts using brown ink and sponge dauber. Pinch the leave to add some life to the leaves.

Cut a piece of cream cardstock 10.5cm x 5cm and emboss using Garden Frame embossing folder

Cut Small Pansies paper to 10cm x 14.5cm and scrunch up to give a more vintage look

Cut pennants from Pansy Gingham, Orchard Delight and Pansy Damask papers I cut 2 x 4cm x 10cm and 1 x 2.5 x 10cm 
Embossing the 2.5cm strip using the Chain Link Embossing Folder

Distress the edges of all papers and cardstock and ink the edges
and then start layering onto card base

Use the Turbo Glue Pen to adhere all your embellishments ..these pens are fabulous for adhering intricate die cuts

add all the flowers and leave on 

with a touch of seam binding ribbon and muslin

finish off with some 2mm Gemstones

 Couture Creations Products Used
CO724114 Everyday Essentials Decorative Die, Cycad Fern
CO724309 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Die, Simone's Style
CO724315 Hearts Ease Decorative Die, Lilliputana
CO724374 Hearts Ease Embossing Folder, Chain Link
CO 724379 Hearts Ease Embossing Folder, Garden Frame
CO724176 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Orchard Delight
CO724179 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Pansy Damask
CO724181 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper,  Small Pansies
CO724184 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Pansy Gingham
CO724289 Flowers, 2cm English Roses
CO724290 Flowers, 1.5cm English Roses
CO724292 Flowers,  2.5cm Jewelled Florettes
CO724293 Flowers, 3cm Jewlled Florettes
CO724297 Flowers, 3cm Camden Cottage Roses
CO724301 Flowers, 4.5cm Beaded Script Print
CO724150 2mm Gemstones, Wisteria
CO723818 Quick Release Die Paper
CO723608 Metal Adapter Plate
CO723828 Non Stick Craft Mat
CO723623 Sponge Dauber
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO724037 Turbo Glue Pen

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 Happy Creating 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo Brisbane Classes

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UPDATED 25/05/15 

I am honored to once again be teaching at
Australia's biggest and best Papercraft Event
Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo
along with some of Australia's favourite papercrafting designers.

I am teaching a 2 Page Travel Layout on behalf of
Craft Giraffe & Couture Creations
along with
Tracey Cooley 
Bernii Miller

In my class you will be using the latest release Hearts Ease Papers and Dies, Mikashet Embossing Folder along with dies from the Amaryllis, Background Savvy and Kalani die collections, add in some texture paste, some sprays, some pearls, bling and an Imaginarium Designs chipboard title

you will find us all in Classroom 10
Bookings are now open so don't delay
Book your place in one or all of our classes today

In all of our classes you will receive a very generous Couture Creations kit  which includes a Decorative Die and Embossing Folder for you to keep along with loads of other goodies.


I hope to see you in my class

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Into Craft Newsletter


Hi Everyone
In the lead up to my travelling around
Australia for
Craft & Quilt Fairs
as their
Papercraft Guest Designer

I am excited to be also contributing to
Into Craft Newsletter 
for Expertise Events

Into Craft

Please make sure you Subscribe to their newsletter which is filled with projects and crafty news

You can find my first project created using Couture Creations Dies and Patterned Papers

I look forward to meeting you at a Craft & Quilt Fair near you soon

 Happy Creating