Thursday, December 31, 2015

TREASURE THE TIME

Hi Everyone 

As we leave 2015 behind and start to make our resolutions for the coming new year, I thought that it might be a good time to Treasure The Time and Love the Moments.
I am not sure about you guys but my year just flew past, and it is just now that I am reflecting on the things I brushed off as not important or the things I rushed by to get on with life. 
So I would like to remind some of my friends and family to maybe, next year...stop, laugh and smile. Because they will blink and 2016 will be over too.
So I thought a new years card with a difference was in order!!


To make this card I did a lot of layering using the Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden 6x6 Paper Pad. I first cut a card base from Ultimate Crafts Card stock - Paper Bag at 6 1/2' x 8' and folded it in half. then using the Vintage Rose Pattern paper I cut a 6 x 3 1/2 mat and adhered to the base directly.

I then cut another card stock mat at 5 1/2 x 3 inches and mounted that to the base using Couture Creations foam mounting tape.
followed by to more pattern paper mats at 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 and 5 x 2 1/2.
Distressing the edges of the pattern paper as I went 
I then added some hessian that I cut at 4'x2' and frayed the edges slightly.


I added some pleated trim across the center and Cut a Perfectly Petite Doily Irish Lace to the right side of the trim.
I then added some small roses in matching colours before adding some Couture Creations Self Adhesive Gemstones.


I then found the quote pattern paper in the 6 x 6 Vintage Rose Pattern Paper Pad and cut the words Laugh and Smile out to add to the front of my card.


Then I added the quote that started me thinking!
TREASURE THE TIME
LOVE THE MOMENTS. 

Make sure you take time today....
Before the stroke of midnight to think about all those things that past us by so very quickly.
and when you do... 
don't forget to Laugh and Smile.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and safe
2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!



Monday, December 14, 2015

All Occasion Glitter

Hi Everyone 

I think those who have birthdays in and other occasions in December are a little forgotten sometimes so I have made a Quick card using the New Couture Creations Glitter Card stock that can be used for any occasion.


To make this card, make a blank card base using Ultimate Crafts Snow White Cardstock. 
the cut a base mat Using the New Couture Cretions Glitter Cardstock. Its super glittery and the glitter stays put! You wont find any on your hands left in, your dies or on you trimmer yay!!! 


Then from the left over snow white cardstock cut a top mat. take the Couture Creations Hearts Ease Chain Link Embossing Folder and spritz the top with a matching spritz and add some Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Crystalina and move it around with your had. then add the cardstock to the embossing folder and run through your machine.


add some lace, feathers and pins. Then cut 2 die cuts from the Perfectly Petite Irish lace die from the remaining glitter cardstock 


add these glittery little gems to the front of your card and add a Couture Creations Camden Cottage Rose.


To finish off add some of the brand new Couture Creations 3mm  Pearls in Stunning Silver.


So for all those people born in December or getting engaged, married, having an anniversary or jsut about anything this one is for YOU!!


Couture Creations Products used 
CO724643 3mm Pearls - Stunning Silver 
CO724575 Glitter Cardstock
CO724145 Perfectly Petite - Irish Lace 
CO721971 Glitzin Glamour - Crystalina 
CO724296 Bulk Flower - Camden Cottage Rose 
CO724374 Hearts Ease - Chain Link

Sunday, December 13, 2015

BELIEVE

Hi Everyone 

A super quick card from me today using some of the Couture Creations Perfectly Petite Doilies Range and Kalini Die Ranges along with some other great Couture Creations Products.


I started this card with the background. I add some Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour to some texture paste and mixed it together 


This gave me a gorgeous glittery appearance to my texture paste which I smeared onto the front of my card and dried with a Couture Creations Heat Tool.


I then cut out 
 Couture Creations Perfectly Petite Doilies - Irish Lace and adhered them over the top of my texture Paste 


Then I had a play with some Couture Creations Flower. I took two of the flowers and took off one of the gemstones in the center. Then I adhered them together and squashed to them up to give some texture and height. then added them over the Doilies.



Then I cut A Couture Creations Kalini - Swinging on a tree Die cut from some foil silver card 


I cut the branches from the tree to add to my flowers as foliage, tucking them in in random places


I then added some metal embellishments and sequence, backed it on a foil silver mat and popped it onto a white card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Couture Creations Products used