Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Join me for a Couture Creations Class at Bella Paperie


Hi all Brisbanites

I am teaching a Couture Creations Class this Saturday at Bella Paperie and would love to have you join me

Wonderful, Beautiful Layout

Saturday 4th July
Bella Paperie
10am - 12pm

Cost $32

In this class you will create a distressed paper background and create your own distressed paper flowers using Couture Creations dies. You will also use sprays to change add some colour to your chipboard and flowers
Never again will you not have the perfect flower for your project.
Everything you need to complete the layout is included in your kit including a Couture Creations Die for you to keep 
Need to bring
Double Sided Tape
Paper Piercer or Knife to use to apply gemstones
Ink Pad if you would like to ink your page
4x6 landscape photo (can be added later if you are not sure what photo to bring)

Please contact Bella Paperie to book your place

 Happy Creating 

Creating quick cards using diecuts


Here are some quick cards I created to use up some of the die cuts I cut while demonstrating at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Sydney

I highly recommend spending and hour or so diecutting and embossing, you can then store them in a container so when you do need a quick card you don't have to worry about getting your die cutting machine out as you have a supply ready to go

See you in Launceston

 Happy Creating 

Glittery Love | Couture Creations


Hi All 
Kerrie here with a quick card share

To create this card start by diecutting Vierge Square die from the Elegant Card Cuts collection using purple cardstock  cut down so it is just a tad larger than the die to create a border
Next cut a piece of white cardstock to create a 15cm square card and a piece Pansy Dressing (the B side) to cover the card front
Cut another piece of white cardstock the same size as your diecut and place strips of 18mm double sided tape to cover the entire card.
Then remove all the backing paper from the double sided tape and adhere the die cut to the piece of card and ahdere to card front
Next sprinkle fine white crystal glitter to the whole card and press down to make sure all the glitter sticks, shake off the excess and you have a super sparkly card
Next diecut 1 x Anastasia doily die from white cardstock, tie a piece of ribbon around and adhere to card using foam tape
Colour a paper flower with sprays and adhere to doily pop on a word
Ink the edges of your card and your are done

 Happy Creating 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Craft & Quilt Fair Sydney Recap

#kerriegurney #craftandquiltfair

Ho everyone sorry for the lateness of this recap I have been busy prepping for the next Craft & Quilt Fair in Launceston and catching up on everything at home.

Sydney was fantastic, although wet and gloomy for most of the time it was still an amazing show with lots of creative people filling the venue.

Again I forgot to take photos of everyone doing my Make & Take classes, maybe I will remember in Launceston, I am too busy teaching and talking :)

Anyway thanks again to everyone who came along to visit me and take one of my classes, you were all so lovely and I really enjoyed meeting you all

To the person or persons who decided to steal my class kits and class sample right before I was due to teach a class ....What can I say but that was a very low act and karma will get you.
Not only by you stealing those kits to you put a damper on the show for me but also those who had paid to do my make & take and the classes afterwards.
I truly hope it was worth it for you and thank you for at least leaving the tools and adhesives.

I didn't let that horrible person ruin my time at the show as one awful person is stomped out but thousands of fabulous people

 here are some photos to prove it ...sorry lots of photos

firstly some photos of my displays on my stand

I have to say I loved the venue, it was so light and airy inside and catching a ferry to work each day was fantastic 

not a bad view back of the city either

My love card on the huge Welcome sign

This event is massive If you are a crafter you really should plan a Sydney getaway when the show is on ...i was surprised how many people do but I know why an amazing show with so many displays and exhibitors

Expertise Events staff and some of the Exhibitors getting into it before the day starts

my view the end of Day 1
The view i would have had if I had left 5 mins ealier

my not too shabby ride each day 

 Finally I got to meet this fabulous lady in person after chatting online and on the phone for the past 2.5 years ..so great to meet you Bridget and thanks for the coffee

and look who also popped up for a visit all the way from her country retreat in Yass ...it was fabulous seeing you and Tegan Denise ..they even did my Make & Take Class ..this is the one I had to come up with to replace the stolen class kits

and then there was the food and outings
Starting with dinner for 1 at the
Hard Rock Cafe

Jamie's Italian ...I have now been to every Jamie's Italian in Australia except Canberra (I am heading to Canberra in August)

I also went to see this ...AWESOME so glad I did I loved it, I just walked in without booking and got a fabulous seat ..it pays to be a loner :)
at the gorgeous Capital Theatre

I had drinkies at Cyren with the fabulous Svenja who had a fan club with almost every Chinese/Japanese tourist coming for a photo with her ..they were so cute asking her for a photo

and then there is the mess I create while demoing 

and the things that keep me going delivered with love from the fabulous Teena of Craft Giraffe fame

and this was home for the 5 nights I was in Sydney ..It was gorgeous and the staff were fabulous ..loved it and would stay there again and I highly recommend staying there ..it was a short walk to the ferry each day and a lovely walk to the city
1888 Hotel

and here is where I head next for the Craft & Quilt Fair ...so please if you are in Tassi or visiting Tassi as it is school holidays please come and say Hi and stay and create a card
The show is July 10th - 12th at the Silverdome Launceston

I have more photos on Instagram if you want more

 Happy Creating 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Just add Metallics | Couture Creations

#kerriegurney   #couturecreationsaus

Hi Everyone Kerrie here
with a quick tutorial for using
the Elegant Card Cuts, Mercato Flourish Die and some metallic flakes
(what is not to love about theses)

Firstly cut a piece of cardstock to 6" x 12", position your die onto the cutting machine plate and then line up your cardstock and run through the machine.
Don't forget your quick release die paper, you don't want anything sticking into the die

This die only cuts out the center pieces, so using a magnetic platform is a good idea to stop the die from slipping but if you don't have one you can use some removable tape to stop it slipping

next using your trimmer and embossing tool, score the center fold line

add some 6 mm double sided tape around the edges of the card

remove the backing paper and sprinkle on the metallic flakes, pressing them onto the tape and rubbing off slightly. 

I have left mine messy as I like this look but if you want a cleaner look rub right back

I then die cut Dream and layered in onto a scrap of cardstock, sponging both with ink.  I diecut the bonus piece of Mercato die, sprayed my flower with a metallic spray and then while it was still wet rubbed it onto the craft mat and got some of the scrap metallic flakes on it. Adhere them onto your card add a backing piece of paper your are finished.

Here is a bonus project that I also used the metallic flakes on
It is a small embroidery hoop 

I placed a piece of patterned paper onto the hoop decorated with dies and ribbon

then I placed the 12mm double sided tape around the edge of the wooden hoop and added the flakes to the edge of the hoop

I hope you have enjoyed my quick tutorial
The Elegant Card Cuts have 5 different dies in the collection which are all fabulous for creating quick cards

Happy Creating 

Couture Creations Products Used


Embroidery Hoop

Tools and Adhesives

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#craftandquiltfair | #sydney


Hi everyone I am down in Sydney for the Craft & Quilt Fair

If you are in Sydney please come and say hello I am on the left as you come in the front entrance

I will be hosting my $5
Make &Take Card Classes
With a different card each day.
You need to book early as I have limited places.

It is a huge show filled with fabulous exhibitors and lots of things to see and do
I hope to see you there

 Happy Creating