Thursday, December 12, 2013

Best Wishes Card

Hey everyone!  Wowsers!  Only 13 sleeps till Christmas!  Getting very close now. 

I have finally finished my shopping.  Yay me!  Amongst all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and end of year school festivities, I was asked to make a card for our school Principal who is leaving us this year.

I must say I love making cards for people who really appreciate all the work and love that goes into it and this lady is one of those people.  She has bought lots of my cards for herself to give over the few years she has been at the school, so it was fantastic to be able to make one for her that she can keep.

I loved making this card!  I have used my Martha Stewart around the page punch set and the most beautiful papers from Megs garden.  These papers are just stunning!

Hope she likes the finished result.

Thanks for popping by


Monday, December 9, 2013

Birthday Card

Hello!  Hope you are all well and enjoying the lead up to Christmas. 

Today I have a card to share with you using the new Large Joe's Garden embossing folder and a quick tutorial on how I achieved the colour on the card. 

Here's the supplies you will need.

Using the Joe's Garden Embossing folder, emboss some white cardstock.

Next grab some Perfect Pearls and a Versamark inkpad along with a fine paint brush.

Very gently rub the Versamark inkpad over the raised part of the cardstock.  Be careful not to press to hard.

Very gently brush over the wet part with some Perfect Pearls and flick off the excess.

Once you have finished colouring your embossed card, give it a light mist with a water spritzer.  This will "set" the powder and give a soft and shimmery effect.  Its a little hard to see in the photo but trust me this really is shimmery!.

I have then added my Alycone Doily from the Royal Jewels Collection and also used my Circle and Scallop Circle Nesting dies for my sentiment to finish my card and of course some hand stitching with my paper piercer from the 3 in one Tool Set.

Thanks for stopping by and a very merry and blessed Christmas to you all.

Couture Products used.

Large Joe's Garden Embossing Folder All Occasions Collection CO723451
Alcyone Doily die Royal Jewels Collection CO723112
Scallop Circle Nesting Dies CO723041
Circle Nesting Dies CO723040
Double Sided 6mm Tape
3 in one Hand Held Tool Kit

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Hey friends!

Just recently I have been teaching scrapbooking classes at my local scrap shop - Craft
y Capers.  I have met some lovely ladies and had a fantastic time.  Today I thought I would share with you a page I taught a few weeks back.

I loved working with this paper range.  Not something that I would normally use but the colours were just fab and went perfect with this pic of my cheeky little man!

The paper line is by Boy Bunny - Zip ee doo!
Here is a close up

If you are in the Perth area and interested in some scrapbooking classes give Toni at Crafty Capers a call.
Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

December Daily

Hey everyone!  Well Christmas time is well and truly upon us.  Didn't that sneak up on me!  We were set a little challenge this month on the DT to come up with something along the lines of December Daily.  For those that aren't sure what this is, it is like a journal that you record all the things you do in the lead up to Christmas.  Here is my take on it.

I have made like a file folder to put my pics on of what my little family gets up to in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  I used a heap of Couture goodies in this album.  On the front is the Irish Dreams Doily Die from the Fantasia Collection.  I have also used the Rudolph die and some glitter paper for a bit of sparkle.  The flourish is Moments in Time again using some glitter paper.  The "Merry Christmas" is just one of many pieces that an be cut from the paper pad.

I have used the 12 x 12 Vintage Christmas paper pad to cover my folder.  This has heaps of pieces that can be fussy cut and used as embellishments. Her is a look at the inside.

In the top corner I have used the Mistletoe die and added a few red gemstones to the centre for a bit of extra interest.  The two corner pieces are were cut again from glitter paper using the Clements die.

I have embossed some pearlised red cardstock with the Moonlit Berries embossing folder and created a pocket for some tags.

In the paper pad there is a sheet of paper with these Christmas sentiments on.  Perfect for to make simple and quick Christmas cards using my rectangle and scallop rectangle nesting dies.  Again I added the  holly at the bottom.  Once you have given your cards away you could then use this pocket for the Christmas cards you receive!

This next part of the album has lots of space for photos and journaling

I used another of the sheets in the paper pad that was like a Christmas countdown and cut them out as embellishments.

This last page opens up to give a little more room for more photos.  Again I have used the Moonlit Berries embossing folder and at the bottom is the Santa's Sleigh die.


Thanks for stopping by and letting me share.  Hope I have inspired you to have a go at your own December Daily.
Until next time
Couture Creations Products Used

12 x 12 Paper Pad Vintage Christmas CO723551
Moonlit Berries Wrapped In Joy Collection CO723596
Irish Dreams Doily Die Fantasia Collection CO723224
Rudolph Magical Christmas Collection CO723560
Santa's Sleigh Magical Christmas Collection CO723561
Moments in Time Die CO723434
Clements Die Sophia Collection CO723500
Mistletoe Magical Christmas Collection CO723563
Rectangle Nesting Dies CO723046
Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies CO723047
Oval Nesting Dies CO723044
Scallop Oval Nesting Dies CO723045
Double sided 6mm tape