Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Garage Days

Hey everyone!  Oh my gosh!  Can you believe we are just a few short weeks out from Christmas?  How did that happen?  It has snuck up again on me this year. 

Today I have a layout to share with you.  I have been playing around with the Garage Days paper line from Kaisercraft. 

This pic is of my dear hubby.  He had the opportunity to fly across to Bathurst this year with some mates and this paper I thought was perfect for it!

I also had a bit of a play with some texture paste and inks and stamps.  Still trying to perfect a bit of mixed media.

Thanks for stopping by and have great day :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Party Time!

It's my turn on the blog again today and its time to parteeeeee!!!!

This time of the year is always super busy for me at school.  My girlfriend and I go "all out" to celebrate World Teachers Day and I also have the job of making all the invitations for our Year 7 Graduates.  This year is a little special for me as my middle boy is graduating primary school.

We have an owl as our mascot at school.  It stands for Our Wonderful Learners.  Here is what I have been creating using some fabbo products from Couture Creations

The party hat I made by purchasing plain party hats and putting tinsel around them and also cutting out an owl image with the Scallop Nesting Dies.  The little picks at the front are made along the same line.  I printed an owl image and then used my Circle Nesting Dies and Scallop Nesting dies.  We have made 80 cupcakes so a pick will go into each one.

Soon as I seen the Hoot Hoot die I knew it would be perfect for our Graduation invitations.  I again used my Circle and Scallop Nesting Dies and teamed it with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder.  My little owl needed something to sit on and the Jasmine Dream die was perfect!    Here's a closer shot of the invite.

I have 70 of these to make so I need to get my skates on!

The owl lolly bag was a hoot to make! hehehe.  Here's how I did it.


Using the Victorian Square Nesting dies cut out your cardstock.  I have then ran it through my cuttlebug using the Walrus & Carpenter Embossing Folder from the Dreamscapes Collection.  I chose this one as it reminded me of feathers.

Then fold your die cut in half and you just have to finish of using the Circle Nesting Dies for the eyes and the Heart Nesting Dies for the nose.  We have 80 of these for all of our teachers at school!

Until next time!

Couture Creations Product used:

CO723023 Houndstooth Embossing Folder - Gift Wrapping Collection
CO723018 Walrus and Carpenter Embossing Folder - Dreamscapes Collection
CO723416 Hoot Hoot die
CO723415 Jasmine Dream Die
CO723213 Hearts Nesting Dies
CO723041 Scallop Circles Nesting Dies
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
Victorian Square Nesting Dies

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Santas Little Helpers Layout

Hi everyone!  Well we are now just one month or so away from Christmas!  How did that happen?  As you can see from this blog post I'm still scrapping last years photos!


For this layout I have used the 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad - Vintage Christmas.  These paper pads are fantastic as they have lots of little pieces that can be cut out either by hand or using your nesting dies and used for embellishments.

I have embossed a red and green piece of Core-dinations cardstock and sanded it back to reveal a the kraft card underneath.  The red piece I have patched to make it a little bigger for my page and then managed to cover the seam with my photos and other embellishments.
Using the Alcyone Doily die  from the Royal Jewels collection I cut my doily in half and inked it before placing it in the top right and corner and the left hand side.
The two holly cuts are the new dies from the Magical Christmas Collection called Mistletoe.  I have just added some red gemstones to a centre of the holly to make it a little more "Christmassy".
Using cereal boxes I have cut out the Damaris die from the Sophia Collection.  I cut it twice and just stuck them together to give them a little more thickness and then inked over them and placed them under my photos.
I have also gone a little nuts with the hand stitching again!  This was done with my favourite tool that I just can't live without, my Paper Piercer from the 3 piece handheld tool set.
These photos are now so precious to me.  This was the last Christmas we got to spend with my dear father in law.  He passed away 3 weeks after Christmas.  Never did we think that it would be our last Christmas together!  Just goes to show - you can never have to many photos to scrap!
Thanks for letting me share.
Until next time
Couture Creations Products used: