Saturday, August 26, 2017

SENZ Classes for Warehouse Stationery | Ultimate Crafts

#kerriegurney #senz #warehousestationery #ultimatecrafts 

After the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo I headed across the ditch to New Zealand for SENZ which is NZ's awesome papercraft show, seriously you need to get yourselves to this show if you haven't.

 I was there to demonstrate and teach 3 classes for Warehouse Stationery,
I love these people they are the best and make me feel so welcome and I especially love it when my classes sell out so quickly.

For my classes I used Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose and L'Aquarelle collections which I have to say are two of my favourites from Artdeco Creations Brands, both of these collections are available from your local stores as well as Warehouse Stationery if you are in NZ

My first class was my card class where everyone created these four cards using some texture paste and pigment sprays along with loads of dies from the Rambling Rose and L'Aquarelle collections

Next up was my single page layout which I have to say is one of my favourites, I just love all the layers created using the Rambling Rose dies, papers and Ephemera pack

I also love all these ladies in the photo I have know these ladies for most of my life with Toni who is to my right since I was 10 and we were celebrating my 50th Birthday in this photo we don't look too bad for old girls do we

and lastly my double page travel layout using the L'Aquarelle collection

I love these photos they make me so happy reliving this trip with another lifelong friend Melissa.
These selfies of us were when we visited the Kaikoura  Seal Colony, which was devastated in the area in 2016 You will all be happy to know the seal colony has survived you can read about them and the quake HERE  if you are in the South Island of NZ please make sure you take some time to visit them and the area as it is a gorgeous part of the world.

I will be back at SENZ in 2018 for Warehouse Stationery

Here are some highlights from SENZ 

my doppelganger according to my girls

foggy one day and stunning the next 

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next stop on my blog South Africa  

 Happy Creating 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Wanderlust | Couture Creations Go Foil & Press Machine

#kerriegurney #couturecreationsaus #craftgiraffe

Hi Everyone, Kerrie here
I cannot believe how neglected my blog has been. I have been super busy with classes, travelling and life in general.
So please keep checking back as I upload some of the classes I have taught and some of the layouts I have been creating just for me.

The first class layout I am sharing is from Australia's biggest papercraft show the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo that was held in Brisbane in June. I so excited to once again be teaching there for Craft Giraffe both on their stand demonstrating and in their classroom teaching using what was the just released the Couture Creations GoPress and Foil Machine 

I hope you all have one of these amazing machines, if not you need to run to your local store to purchase one or order one online from Craft Giraffe.
If you are not in Australia you can get them online or instore in the USA and they will soon be available in South Africa. South African crafters you can pre order your machines now so you don't miss out.

Ok onto my class

This class was all about showing how versatile the Couture Creations Go Press and Foil Machine is while creating a double page layout.

In the class everyone foiled using a

Hot Foil Stamp

a normal cutting die. Here you can see the die cut and then foiled

they also foiled ribbon using a cutting die

we also foiled chipboard

and then using up their scrap/waste foil pieces they foiled a diecut that was cut using Ultimate Craft DieCut and Bond Adhesive

they also used foil to create a border using on their page using regular 6mm Double Sided Tape

So you can see you all DO NEED A GOPRESS and FOIL MACHINE
You can watch a video I did  for Couture Creations showing you how the machine works HERE

a closer look at the completed pages

here are some photos from the Scrapbook Expo

A look inside my class kits, yes they received all of this 

 the GoPress & Foil Machines not so new  3 days and 9 classes later

a really blurry photo of me with my tutor display

my fellow classroom tutors Anita Enright, Tracey Cooley  & I
Tracey is the good one and dressed in our theme of Putting on The Ritz to go with the launch of the Ultimate Crafts The Ritz collection designed by Sue Smyth

demonstrating the GoPress and Foil Machine on Craft Giraffe's stand

Co Hosting The Scrap Off Games with Judy from Expertise Events, so so much fun I do love a microphone

Demonstrating the Go Press and Foil Machine in the Demo Booth

 the lovely and wonderful JoSimons and Adriana Bolzon flew in the for the show which was so lovely catching up with them while they were back in Brissie

dinner with this  group of awesome ladies

I just love the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo with so many people coming from all over Australia and New Zealand it is such a great time to not only do classes but catch up with friends and form new friendships
It is definitely one of the highlights of my crafting year

until next time

 Happy Creating