Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

GRANDMA'S CLOCK

Hi Creators!
 
Whilst at retreat a few weeks ago my Mother in Law kindly looked after my girls forme as my Hubby is still away working in far north Queensland, so to thank her I altered this clock that I found in a local nicnac shop and gave it to her.
 
 
How did I emboss a single piece of cardstock that big you ask??? Well here is my trick....
 
 
I spritzed my Core'dinations White Wash Cardstock with water put it in my Couture Creations Elegance Emboss Folder (cheerful) and with some pressure rolled it with the rolling pin I use for cake decorating! This take a fair bit of pressure but the wet cardstock seems to work a little better.
**TIP do not move your embossing folder until you have checked that you have applied enough pressure.
Then I just moved the embossing folder around the cardstock spritzing as I went. I allowed it to dry, sanded it with the Couture Creations Sanding Block (pink side) and applied it to my clock base, and embellished it with flowers and bunting! **HINT I had to slightly bend my clock hands upwards so they would move over the top of my flowers.
 
Keep on Creating!
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

CHA CARDS

So I was asked to create some cards for CSW to display at CHA in a couple of weeks with the new Wrapped in Joy Embossing Folder collection from Couture Creartions... I had 5 days to do 20 cards luckily, Lesa helped me by doing a couple for me.. here is some sneak peeks of a few




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CHA

Have been super busy making cards to be sent over to CHA.... Will upload some sneaks as soon as I can!!!!!!!! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

VINTAGE COUTURE

Hi Creators!

I recently went to a scrapping retreat and one of the challenges was to create a vintage layout using vintage photos and quilling... this is not a strong style for me so first I had to learn how to quill (which I must admit I enjoyed) and find some vintage photos. I finally remember that I had some photos of my husbands Grandparents when they were in their early 20s, so I used those... This is what I came up with using some Couture Creations tools along the way.

 
 
I created the blue/green border using the Couture Creations Nesting Dies Victorian Square.. I simply used the top edge of the die and lined it up with the previous cut to form the border.
 
 
 
I popped a Doily cut from the Couture Creations Fantasia range (Celestial) under the corner of my pics.. and added some Couture Creations adhesive Gemstones in the middle of my quilled flowers.
I distressed the edge of the layout with Couture Creations Scissors... and sanded some parts of the photos with the Couture Creations Sanding Block on the fine side.
 
I will definitely be trying out my other Couture Creations nesting dies with this border technique.
And maybe even some more quilling!!!
 
Keep On Creating!
Couture Creations Products used
CO723048 Nesting Dies Victorian Square
CO723220 Fantasia Doily Dies Celestial
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape
CO721996 Adhesive Gemstones Crystal
CO721955 Non Stick Scissors
CO723060 Sanding Block
 

Monday, July 1, 2013

FATHERS DAY CRAFT

With the rainy weather around it was the perfect opportunity today to make a few things for the fathers dat stall at school.... 

Clocks
        

Drink coasters