Monday, November 28, 2016

Thinking of You Cards | Ultimate Crafts

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with a couple of quick cards using Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La collection 

 Both cards are 15cm x 15cm Square Cards, 
which means all cardstock card bases are cut to 15cm x 30cm and folded in half.

Thinking Of You Card #1

1.       Cut a piece of black cardstock to 12cm x 15cm and tear the top and bottom. *Tip to get your cardstock to tear where you want it to run a paintbrush wet with water along where you want it to tear and it will tear along the water line.
2.       Cut a strip of patterned paper 5cm x 15cm
3.       Distress  and ink the edges of all pieces
4.       Die Cut Lavish Border and Elemental Corner set from Driftwood cardstock
5.       Ink the edges of all paper pieces and you can add a touch of ink to your paper flower too if you like
6.       Layer black card piece flat onto card base
7.       Adhere border die cuts to back of pattern paper strip
8.       Using foam mounting tape to raise the patterned paper strip adhere it to card
9.       Create a bow from jute twine and adhere to Elemental Corner die cut
10.   Pull the centre from flower and adhere main flower to bow
11.   Adhere Sentiment using foam mounting tape and add centre piece of paper flower
12.   Finish off with a sprinkling of pearls

Thinking Of You Card #2

1.       Cut down Bronze Baroque patterned paper to fit card front
2.       Cut Wrapped with Gold patterned paper to 13cm x 13cm
3.       Distress and ink the edges of papers and cardstock
4.       Tear a section on the bottom right of Wrapped with Gold paper and roll back
5.       Adhere both pieces of pattern paper onto base card
6.       Add Elemental Corner die so it is coming out of the torn section
7.       Distress and ink the edges of Butterfly and Thinking of You Sentiment from Ephemera Diecut pack and adhere to card using foam tape.
8.      Create a bow using jute twine and adhere to card using Turbo Glue Pen
9.      Adhere Magnolia Paper flower using Turbo Glue Pen
10.   Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rebecca's Baby Shower Double Layout | Couture Creations Ultimate Crafts

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Hi Everyone
Kerrie here with a layout I created for a class I taught last month using Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection
I had so many beautiful photos of my niece with us all at her baby shower and I really didn't want to leave any out. It is not often we get to catch up especially as my niece lives in Dubai.
So I Created a photo flap to hold all the photos

Lift the photo flaps to reveal more photos. I would have preferred to mount the two middle photos but I was restricted to keeping to the products in the kit. I will probably pull them off and mount them.

1.       Mix Gold Pigment  into Embossing Paste and mix together, then using pallet knife or lifting tool spread paste randomly over Studded Quatrefoil Stencil (Tip; I cut the ends off my stencil so that I could join the pattern)
2.       Sprinkle on Gold Glitter and set aside to dry
3.       Cut a piece from Kahlua Cardstock 28cm x 24cm and fold in half with to create a piece 28cm x 12cm this will be used as your photo flap. Cut from remaining 6.5cm strip 2 x 12cm pieces and keep the end piece you will create tags from all 3 pieces
4.       Cut from Wrapped with Gold 1 x 27.5cm x  11.5cm, 1 x 30cm x 2.5cm  and 2 x 10cm x 12cm
5.       Cut from Florals in Chocolate 1 x 30cm x 9cm and 2 x 11cm x 9cm
6.       Distress and Ink the Edges of all pieces. (You can choose to keep the middle section pieces as one piece and place onto layout and cut later or cut into two before layering onto page)
7.       Layer all pieces onto base cardstock as per photo, making sure to add diecut pieces  between layers on photo flap
8.       Add lace trim, gold cotton and ornate diecut pieces
9.       Pluck the centre from one of the Magnolia Lane flowers to create two different size flowers, ink all flowers and give a spritz of water to blend the ink
10.    Ink Muslin using Brown Ink Pad and spritz with water to soften colour
11.    Create pennant pieces from scrap pieces and diecuts
12.    Create a faux bow with Gold Cotton  and adhere to journaling Tag
13.    Add flower cluster tucking is pieces of Muslin and Gold Cotton  to add softness to cluster and some pearls to flower center and top of journaling tag

14.    Finish off with a line border using a black gel pen

here is a closer look at some of the details including the cluster which also doubles as the tag lift.
It was such a beautiful location and so lovely to get to spend time with my family at such a special time for my niece.

I created these bonus two tags with the left overs. Tags or Cards are a fabulous way to use up your left over scraps rather than throwing them out or having them sit around in a box.

Tag instructions; 
Use Ooh La La Calvin’s Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, scraps of patterned paper, the barcode strip from your layout, some Diecut Ephemera Sentiments, Magnolia Flower, Muslin, Twine, Sequins and Pearls to create these embossed tags, which you can either pop onto a layout or on a card front as a quick embellishment. 

Products Used
Brown Dye Ink Pad
Gold Cotton

Photo sizes; 7 x 3x4 and 4 x 4x3

 Happy Creating 

Friday, November 18, 2016



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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Australia Zoo Fun | Ultimate Crafts, Couture Creations


I have realised while looking for something in my files that I never shared the full layout I created for a class at Craft Giraffe back in October last year using
Ultimate Crafts Australiana Collection

I have used Couture Creations Mikashet Woodgrain Embossing Folder to not only emboss my cardstock pennant but also to stamp a subtle background

I do love the Australiana Collection which was designed by Denise Boddey for Ultimate Crafts 
All products are available from your local Aussie papercraft stores 

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Guess who the Aussie Tutors are and WIN

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The excitement is building and it's getting closer to the 
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

can you guess who??? Creative Inspiration Live

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Friday, November 4, 2016


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more exciting news coming soon 

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