Monday, July 28, 2014

Blog hop ID and Couture

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Welcome to Day 1 of the

Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!  

We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs  sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than our Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will also feature  their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and
Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will link to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs, please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
We’ll be giving away Two $100  prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re one of  the lucky winners!
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Hop over to the Imaginarium Designs Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their Chipboard and our Couture Creations products! They also have a  giveaway, so what are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs
Here's my layout.
I have used the teal colour papers from the Damask Delight paper pad for my layout.  You will also see some doilies poking out.  They are from the Madeline Collection and called Mirror Mirror.

The black lacy strips are one of the 2 dies that come in the Chandeliers Set  These are from the Momento collection.

My chipboard flourishes were glammed up by inking them in some teal ink and then some Crystalina Glitzin Glamour for sparkle.  My bigger flourish underneath my title was also inked but I then very gently hit it with a black ink pad.

I love love love this super sweet dress form!  So many ways this can be dressed up but I kept it simple by inking over it with black ink and then just adding a blossom and some gemstones.

Thanks for "hopping" by.  Now hop over to Tina's blog to see what beautiful creations she has in store for you.  This girl never ceases to blow me away with her gorgeous work.

Pop over to Imaginarium Designs Blog to see what
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Couture Creations Creative Mag No. 4

Hi everyone
Issue 4 of Couture Creations Creative Inspiration is available NOW!
 You can pick up your FREE Copy from your local papercrafting store or you can view it online
There is some fantastic ideas in this latest edition plus the fabbo new girls on the team also have their amazing work published too!
Thought I would share what I created for this months edition.

Issue 4 of Creative Inspiration Magazine features Couture Creations newest releases
Until next time

Birthday Card


Just a quick share today.  I have a card that I made for a special friend's birthday a few weeks ago.  This image is coloured with my Prisma colour pencils.  Hope she likes it!

Back soon!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hey Sunshine

Hello scrappy friends!

Going back a little while ago I decided that I wasn't going to by any more paper until I had used up some of my older ones.  Yeah I know it is probably going to last until next month when the new papers come out, but it did make me pull some older paper lines out of the bottom drawer!

I have been playing around with the Hey Sunshine paper line from Kaisercraft.  Oh boy,  I have loved working with this range.  The colours are just awesome and they were just perfect for some older pics of my babies that I still had laying around! 

I love how this turned out.  All the little animals are just super cute.  Here is a closer look at the detail in the top corner of the page.

I have layered lots of paper, tags and embellishments to create this dimensional look.

Here is my next page with this cute range.

I kept the embellishing on this a lot more simple and just kept layering papers.  This is my dear little niece and nephew going back when they were little ones.  A little bit of mixed media in the corners that I'm not really overly happy with but, hey, it is what it is.

I love the look of this last one.  Just a lot of white space which is so far from my comfort zone!  I usually like to cover my pages to within an inch of its life!  I keep looking at it and wanting to spritz it or stamp some of the white space.  It is definitely taking a lot of will power to just leave it as it is.

This range really was versatile.  Great for boys and girls and not a flower on any of the pages.  No that's very unusual for me!
Thanks for popping by.
Until next time.
Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No Peeking Christmas Card

Hey friends!  Its my turn on the Couture blog today. 

Can you believe that it is July already??  Where has the year gone?  So thought I would get into the spirit of it all and make a Christmas card for Christmas in July using one of the soon to be released Christmas dies.

Seriously, how cute is this little fellow?  And so quick and easy to make.

I cut 1 of the No Peeking die from the Merry Little Christmas collection using red cardstock.  I then cut just the hat out again using white cardstock but only used the trim and pom pom and stuck it over the top of the red hat.   A layer of  Crystalina Glitzin Glamour for a bit of sparkle on his hat and pom pom and he is already looking Christmasy!

A black copic marker was used to colour his boots.

I layered a little bit of green cardstock behind the wording to make it "pop" and also added some red gemstones to finish off the holly.

I then stuck it all onto a white oval cut from the oval nesting dies and then matted onto a red piece cut from the scallop oval nesting dies.  The whole piece was then adhered to my card base.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Christmas in July!!

Until next time

Couture Creations products used
CO723921 No Peeking die Merry Little Christmas collection
CO723044 Oval Nesting dies
CO723045 Scallop Oval Nesting Dies
CO721971 Clitzin Glamour Glitter Glue Crystalina
CO721993 Red Lust Gemstones
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fish layout

Hello!  Well the weather has certainly turned cold and wet.  The perfect time to be tucked up inside and scrapping up a storm.  Here is what I have been up to.

Here's how I  came up with this layout.

I first embossed some Co-ordinations cardstock using the Zig Zag Chevrons embossing folder from the Harmony Collection.  I then sanded it back to reveal the kraft core and then cut it in half to make it look like it was one long piece.

Using the honeycomb strip die from the Secret Treasures collection, cut two strips.  Then snip them apart and position them on your page as pictured.

I then stamped my page randomly and and stuck the rest of my papers down.
I know its a boy page but I can't help myself - I just love doily dies and the Cappucino die from the Momento collection which I have tucked under my photo has become another favourite!. 
I have kept the embellishing very simple by using the Boys Fishing die from the newly released The Van Roe collection.
Here's a little close up so you can see these gorgeous dies. 
Hope I have inspired you to get a little scrappy!
Until next time

Couture Creations Products Used

CO723730 Boys Fishing Decorative Die - The Van Roe Collection
CO723624 Chevron Embossing Folder - The Harmony Collection
CO723528 Honeycomb Strip Decorative Die - Secret Treasures Collection
CO723245 Cappuccino Ornamental Lace Die - Momento Collection
6mm double sided tape
Sanding Block