Tuesday, July 29, 2014

IMAGINARIUM/COUTURE CREATIONS BLOG HOP DAY 2

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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 are today's Designers,
click on their names for a link to their personal blogs for their tutorials
 

Love this Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden PP it works so well with Couture Creations and Imaginarium Chipboard.
I first cut a Couture Creations Momento Chandelier set scalloped border to sit under my 6x4 photo

 

Then from Book paper I cut 1 Couture Creations The Metricon Gate to Eden and 2 Van Roe Beautiful Butterflies. Attaching the gates to the base of my LO under my photo. I then took the dragonfly from the Imaginarium Double Oval Frame with Dragonfly and separated his wings by fraying the chipboard then I coloured it with inks.





Then I inked the larger Oval to frame some gorgeous Manor House Blooms and  some Imaginarium Leaves under the largest Pink Bloom . and a cute Imaginarium Edward Relief small.

 
 
Then I attached my beautiful butterflies together, bent back the wings and added some Glitzin Glamour and self adhesive gemstones to his body
 
 

 
I then inked and spritzed, then added this awesome Imaginaruim title "its your smile that captures my heart". Added some metal embellies and some more Couture Bling to finish off.
 
http://imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Pop over to Imaginarium Designs Blog to see what
 
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SOMEWHERE IN TIME ALTERED BOOK

Hi All

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to teach a class on behalf of couture creations at Bella Paperie at Brendale... I had the best time everyone was lovely and even my groupies turned up LOL!
anyway... I would like to share some pics of the class


 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

LITTLE PEOPLE SCRAP TOO

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Hi again!
This is a project created by my 5 year old Daughter Jordyn with her Aunt and Design Team Member Lesa Bird. She is absolutely thrilled to be asked by our Design Team Coordinator Kerrie Gurney to share her creation today! Because she just wants to be famous!
Jordyn is a avid fan of scrapbooking and loves to use Couture Creations Dies, she is a big help in the craft room cutting things out for us. It just goes to show how easy Couture Dies are to use.
So here is her Christmas in July Creation
 
 
She designed this all on her own with just a bit of help From Aunty Lesa on some of the execution.
She borrowed (snuck it really) this little blackboard from her aunt then painted the edges and added glitter.
She then cut out a Couture Creations Christmas Fir Tree and added a bit of glitter to that.
Then added the birdies as she called them, by cutting them out of the Couture Creations Birds and Branch Die.
She then cut the smallest Couture Creations Nesting Die Heart and added it between the birds.
She finished by embellishing with some Poinsettias, Couture Creations Adhesive Gemstones and some snowflake Buttons
 
 
Jordyn Loves to create and any chance that she can make a mess in my craft room she can get, she is always making something super cute.
 
Thanks so much Kerrie Gurney for making her famous!!
and thanks to all the Couture Fans for stopping by to take a look!
 
sincerely
 
 

LET IT SNOW - XMAS IN JULY

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Hi Everyone
Merry Christmas in July! I cannot believe it is only 158 days until Christmas (aaarrrggghh).
So time to get myself sorted on the Christmas card creating!
Luckily for me Couture Creations is very shortly bringing us some beautiful new Christmas Dies!
 
 
I first made a 5x7" card base with my fav Core dinations Foundations Bright White Cardstock and a slightly smaller mat.
 
 
Using a Couture Creations Sponge Dauber I then added some blue ink around the edge.
For me the sponge dauber gives a softer effect than just using the ink pad itself.
I then cut a slightly smaller white mat again
 
 
and using 3 different shades of blue with Couture Creations Sponge Daubers making small circular motions I blended a night sky to form my background
 
 
Using a white gel pen I added some stars including a larger north star, and with some spray adhesive coated the entire mat in white glitter to give the effect of it snowing.
 
 
I then tore 3 pieces of cardstock on different angles the same width as my background, inked the edges and glittered those in the same manner. I then took the so beautiful Couture Creations Christmas Fir Trees and cut 2 of each size. I glittered the alternate pieces of fir tree and pieced them back together then with Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape added the torn pieces and trees to form a 3D winter forest.
The front of this card reminds me of the first 2 lines of Silent Night.
 
I hope that this card has inspired you to take time out of your busy life to do some early Christmas Creating!
 
Merry Christmas in July!!!
 
http://jordayla.blogspot.com.au/

 

 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FROZEN

 
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Hi Everyone
Like countless other parents I have been subject to watching the Disney smash hit movie
FROZEN
1000 times
and I am sure I know all the songs by heart.. Not only do my darling daughters have the DVD but they also have the CD and of course the games and the karaoke app as well.
I do not mind so much as I quite like the movie and think it has some very valuable messages in it.
 So after watching it another several times in the first week of the school holidays I was inspired to make a card for one of my daughters friends birthday!
 

I started with my card base of Core dinations Foundations Bright White Cardstock
added a dark blue mat and a top of Glittered pattern paper.
 
 
 

 
I then coated the larges in white glitter and the smallest in a matching blue Glitter and stacked them on my card base using Couture Creations Foam Tape
 
 
I wanted to add some ice to my card, so once again I took a pair of Couture Creations Scissors to an Embossing Folder....(I know its crazy but it was worth it) lucky for me Couture Creations has an awesome new Xmas range coming soon so I retired one of last years Folders for this project... (its just an excuse really to buy some more...shhhh!)
 
 
to make them look like shards of ice I painted them with some hard surface ink or alcohol ink and let dry.
 
 
I then printed one of the many Frozen quotes (let it go, the cold never bothered me anyway, love is an open door, in summeeeeeer, woohoo family, for the first time in forever, some people are worth melting for,  etc etc etc)
and cut it out using Couture Creations Nesting Dies Circle. I coated it in
white glitter and added it to my stack of lace die cuts to form a large snowflake!
 
 
I added my shards of ice and a couple of other embellishments and viola!
My own personal flurry!
(sorry could not help it)
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
 

Couture Creations Products Used
CO721963 18mm Foam mounting Tape

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BELLA PAPERIE

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I am heading to Bella Paperie to teach an Altered Book Class
 
 
 

Starting with an old book cover, create an amazing book with a steampunk feel that features lots of pockets, flips and folds outs.
This is a great book for all skill levels as Tracey has done all the precutting for you!
 

 

Here are all the details ...book fast as places are limited

Somewhere in Time Altered Book
Saturday July 19th
12noon – 2pm
$35 Includes Class Kit
(which includes an Embossing Folder for you to keep)
Please bring a Black Ink Pad
 
Contact Bella Paperie to book your place
Shop 33
302 South Pine Road
Brendale, QLD 4500
(07)3205 5911
 
http://jordayla.blogspot.com.au/
 
come along and have some fun creating with Couture Creations Dies and Embossing Folders