Saturday, August 23, 2014

School Snapshots

Hello scrapping friends!

My turn on the blog today and I have been busy going through some old school photos of my children.  So today I have 2 quick and simple layouts to share with you using some Couture goodies.  Here's my first one

I have used some bright colour papers and teamed it up with some fab dies from Couture

I don't really have a method as such when I create my pages.  I just start with laying down pieces of paper and then I go back and start and layer my other bits and pieces.  On this layout I have used my Circle Nesting Dies to create my circles and by nesting the bigger size over the smaller one I then get the outer circle too.  I teamed it up with the super new Cog border die.  This die is fantastic for those boy pages I find so hard to do!  Would look great also on a steam punk page too.

Of course I have a doily ( just because I cant do ANY page without one).  I have used one of the dies from the Cameo Set. and tucked it under my photo.  To finish my page I have used some chippie arrows from Imaginarium Designs.  This chipboard is fantastic as it allowed me to ink it and then run it through my embossing machine using the Fine Dots embossing folder.

Here's my second layout.

Again I have used some bright colours and I have also incorporated some circles into my layout using my Circle Nesting Dies.  I also used my black fineliner and quickly went around the edges just to make my papers "pop" a little more.  Yep, two doilies on this page both from the Momento collection.  The bigger one is Cappuccino and the smaller is from the Cameo set die.  I have also used another die set.  The long red strip at the bottom is also from the Momento collection.  This one is Chandeliers set.

Thanks for popping by and all your lovely comments that you leave on our Facebook page/blog.  I and I know all the other designers really appreciate your lovely words.

Until next time

Couture Creations Products used
CO723248 Cappuccino Ornamental Lace Die Momento Collection
CO723246 Cameo Set Ornamental Lace Dies Momento Collection
CO723247 Chandeliers Set Ornamental Lace Dies Momento Collection
CO723739 Cog Border The Metricon Collection
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
CO723641 Fine Dots Embossing Folder The Harmony Collection
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape
CO721964 12mm Foam Mounting Tape

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Moments Mini Album

Hi everyone.  Jo here, and today I have a mini album to share with you filled to the brim with Couture goodness.  This little mini is made from envelopes.

I have used the Great Dandelion embossing folder from the Ambassador collection to bind my book.  The frame in the middle is from the Ornate Rectangle die from the newly released Van Roe collection.  By cutting it out twice from cereal boxes and gluing them together it made it a little more sturdier.  I then used my versamark pad and then embossed with gold.
The corners were also done with the same technique using another lovely die from the Van Roe collection.  This one is Elegant Square.  I then cut it in half on the diagonal to create a metal like embellishment just perfect for the corners.
Tucked in amongst my flowers is  a couple of flourishes from the Metricon Collection.  This is a fantastic flourish as it has lots of little bits you can cut off if you need little pieces to fill a space.  Its called Swirl.  Definitely one that is going to be a go to die!
You will also see lots of little leaves too.  This die is actually called Lucky Tree.  It has a long trunk on it but by cutting it off it makes another perfect filler for flower sprays, with the added bonus of being able to cut off just a couple of leaves if that's all you need.  Another die that is going to get a lot of use from me!
Onto the inside of my book.
In the top corner of my book is another frame from the Van Roe collection.  This is the Royal Oval die and again it has been given the same treatment as the frames on the front.  I have popped a little butterfly in the middle, another die from the stunning Van Roe collectionBeautiful butterfly this one is called and I have covered it with some Cyrstalina Glitzen Glamour for some sparkle and a few gemstones for the body.

 Underneath the corner of tis page you will see a doily.  That is the Mirror Mirror die from the Madeline Ornamental Lace Die collection. . I have also used an older corner flourish die from the Sophia collection.  Using old cereal boxes, I cut it out twice and then stuck it together.  To colour it I used ink and then glammed it up using my Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue.   Using the Chandeliers Set from the Momento collection I made a strip to run along the width of my page.  I glued down just the edges so I could slip two photo mats underneath.  Tucked underneath the photo mat is another doily.  This is also from the Momento collection and is the Cameo Set.  To embellish this page I used my Heart Nesting Dies and cut out two using cereal boxes and then covered them with paper.

This page flips open.  Again I have used the Cameo Doily Set just to embellish the flaps of this page.  The tags have been trimmed with Chandeliers Set

For the photo mat on this page I decided to use the Cappuccino doily die and then used my Circle Nesting dies .  At the bottom of the doily is another older flourish from the Sophia collection which has also been glammed up.
This is another page that flips out to the right.  There is a pocket with two tags.  I have used the Lucky Tree die on both these pages as well as the Swirl die.

The little flap on the right has a photo mat on using the Scallop Oval and Oval nesting dies.  I then used the same flourish as on the previous page to frame it a little.
I made a little bit of a feature on the back of this photo mat (again using Scallop oval and oval nesting dies) by also using the Great Dandelions embossing folder.  To embellish the other side of my page I have used two doily dies one being the Cappuccino die and the other is Mirror Mirror.  By just adding a little glue it allowed me to tuck a couple of tags under.

This is another page that has a flap that lifts up this time.  The pretty little intricate frame is from the Metricon collection.  Its called Fancy Frame.  It is a very delicate frame but with the use of the Quick Release Paper it pops right out.  I have added another of the Beautiful Butterfly die and some more of the Leafy Tree.  I have embossed the photo mat on the other side with the Great Dandelions and added the Antique Clock from the Secret Treasures collection.

My last page again has a photo mat using the nesting dies and another butterfly.

If your still here after this long blog post -  thanks for hanging around and thank you for letting me share!

Until next time

Couture Creations Products used

Scallop Oval Nesting Dies CO723045
Oval Nesting Dies CO723044
Great Dandelions Embossing Folder CO723692 Ambassador Collection
Beautiful Butterfly CO723722 Van Roe Collection
Royal Oval CO723723 Van Roe Collection
Elegant Square CO723724 Van Roe Collection
Ornate Rectangle CO723725 Van Roe Collection
Lucky Tree CO723727 Van Roe Collection
Mirror Mirror Ornamental Lace Die CO723242 Madeline Collection
Antique Cock CO723706 Glamour Days Collection
Swirl CO723742 The Metricon Collection
Fancy Frame CO723746 The Metricon Collection
Cappuccino Ornamental Lace Die CO723245 Momento Collection
Cameo Set Ornamental Lace Dies CO723246 Momento Collection
Chandeliers Set Ornamental lace Dies CO723247 Momento Collection
Glitzen Glamour Glitter Glue
6mm Double Sided Tape