Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bohemian Bouquet Card

Hello crafters!  Jo here with you today to share a card using the new Bohemian Bouquet collection due for release later this month.  I was also playing with some embossing paste.  This paste works beautifully in silicone moulds.
 
 
 
 
Here is how I create my frame.  I simply spread some of the embossing paste into the mould and let air dry.  I find this works best if left over night.
 
They then just slide out of the mould and are ready to be prettied up.
 
For my frame, I mixed a bit of the pink pigment powder with some liquid hairspray in a small bottle and then spritzed my frame.  When that was dry I added in random spots some glue, using the 2 way glue pen.  Let it dry a bit but still a little tacky and then dab scraps of gold foil over my frame
 
 
 
I then teamed it up with some of the papers from the Bohemian Bouquet paper range and the Speckled Flowers embossing folder.  I matted my papers onto the stunning gold line gold papers.  Adhered my frame and added my small flower cluster at the bottom.

 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
 
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ULT158031 - Bohemian Bouquet 6 x 6 paper pad
 
 
 



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Let Every Day Be Christmas with Couture Creations

Hi and welcome back!
 
Today I have a quick layout to share with you using the super pretty Let Every Day Be Christmas collection
 
 
So recently I have really been on struggle street with my creativity.  I think we all have periods of time like that!  Looking at a full size 12 x 12 piece of paper was totally overwhelming me. So - I decided to have a go at an A4 size.  It was perfect as it allowed me to go  nuts on my clusters and layering that I love but not have to worry about a full size page.
 
Here is a close up.
 
I layered some papers from the A4 paper pad and also tucked under some of the ephemera.
 
The collection also come with some stunning chipboard.  I have used that gorgeous frame and inked it in gold and the small sprigs I have embossed in gold embossing powder.  Added some flowers and pearl clusters and BING!  All done! 


 
Thanks so much for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
 
 
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Puttin on the Ritz

Hello paper people!
 
Jo here today to share with you a layout.  The Ritz collection is a fabulous collection for scrapping the men in our lives and this photo I had of my husband celebrating New Years Eve last year was the perfect photo to compliment this collection
 
 
I have used a couple of die on the right hand side of my photo and also an embossing folder for some texture on my page.
 
Here is a couple of close ups

 
I used both the 6 x 6 paper pad and the 12 x 12 paper pad for this layout.  Having the diecuts in the back was fantastic for embellishing my page.  The gold frames are also die cuts from the large paper pad.  I carefully cut the pictures out of the frames (save them for another project) and use the gold frames a decorative piece on my frame.  The top hat and clock is a stamps and emboss set.
 

 
Thanks so much for popping in.
 
Until next time
 

 
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Male Cards with the Ritz

Hello crafters!  Thanks for joining me for another fun filled year of pretty paper!  It is an honour and very humbling to still be a part of this incredible team after so many years. 
 
So this month I have a couple of birthdays coming up.  Yep my beautiful middle child and my handsome husband!  Now most of you would know that I don't always do the masculine thing very well but having the new Ritz collection made it so easy.
 
Here are my cards
 

The gold foiling is a little hard to photograph but in real life looks fantastic
 
To make my cards I used the die cut pieces from the 12 x 12 Gatsby paper pad along with the papers from the 6 x 6 Evening Cocktail paper pad too.
 
I added a couple of dies from the collection and a chipboard piece and they came together relatively easy!
 
This paper line was so easy to create with for the men in our lives!
 
Here is a closer look at both of my cards

 
 
The gold foiling is a little hard to see but it just finishes the cards off.
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by and all your lovely comments.  They are so very much appreciated.
 
Until next time
 

 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Putting on the Ritz

Another month almost gone and we are now well and truly into the cooler weather.  Perfect time to be inside scrapping up a storm
 
Today I have a layout to share wit you using the new Ritz collection 


 
  I love this pic of my dear nan and pop.  I have scrapped it before but it is a favourite and I felt these papers went so well with the photo.  Here is how I started my layout.
 
Using the 6 x  6 Evening Cocktail papers I chose 5 different patterned papers and cut them 3.5 inches squared.  I then matted them all onto white then black cardstock



 
Using the stamp from the Cubic Celebration Stamp and Emboss set I stamped onto my page.  I first penciled around where my papers would be.
 

 
I then adhered all my square mats down layered over the top of each other.
 
 
In this new collection there is a chipboard.  I love chipboard!  So many ways to glam it up!
 
Here are a couple of close ups.  Peeking out from my cluster here is the Thin Waves chipboard.  I have embossed it with some gold embossing powder.  I have also added a feather which was cut from the Deco Feather decorative die.
 
 
At the bottom of my photo is the Fanned Background chipboard.  I used some gold pigment powder mixed with gesso to colour it.  I have also tucked into my bottom cluster the Swingers chipboard.
 
All my flowers I have coloured with pigment powders

 
I have used a couple of papers from the Rambling Rose papers just to frame my page.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time
 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cards with Rambling Rose

Hello paper peeps!
Jo here today to share with you a couple of cards I have made using the super awesome Rambling Rose Card Makers pack
 

These cards were so easy to make as everything was in the pack.
 
I simply made some embellishment clusters from the ephemera in the pack and then added them to some patterned paper and my card base.
 


 
Super quick, super easy
 
For my second card I did add the Rambling Rose Corner Die to fancy up the middle of my card.
 
A couple of doilies and some Glitzin Glamour on the butterfly and you have some cards ready to go.
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your beautiful comments on our blog and Facebook page.
 
Until next time
 
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Easel Card - L'Aquarelle

Hello!  It's me - Jo back again to share what I have been creating.
 
I have an easel card to share with you all today using the L'Aquarelle collection.
 
 
I have to say I have become a little obsessed with the inspirational quotes in this collection.
 
They really are perfect for cards and also scrapbook pages.
 
I have covered my card with some of the pretty papers in the L'Aquarelle collection.  I then used the inspiration card as my focal point.
 
I have tucked a couple of doilies in and you will also see the lacey die behind the quote.  That is another die from the collection called Antiquity Frame Background die.  I did trim the edges off.  I have fussy cut out some of the pretty flowers and that sweet little bird and added a paper blossom too.
 
At the bottom of my card I added one of the framed trinkets.
 
Finished off of course with some 3mm gemstones.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time
 
 
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