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Thursday, 5 March 2015

I spy you by Lesa Bird


Hello everyone
My turn today, so lets play with the new

Here I cut from the Elegant Card Cut Collections, 2 of the Barossa frame and 6 of the little flowers that come this die, and 1 of the Mercato flourishes from that set

Using Kalini Decorative Dies,  Gears 1 and Gears 2, cut a few differant gears from each set,

I cut away the sides of both the Barossa frame to use the top and bottom design,
above and below my photo, fitted perfectly on a 5 x 7 pic
below close up of edged photo

I place a little rose in the center of each flower die from the Barossa Frame set.
Below close up of flowers, add a little  Red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the roses

A closer look at the Gears and Flowers,  I all so cut up the Flourish from Mercato Flourish , to use them as leaves around the flowers and gears cluster

 I cut 2 of Kalini Decorative Die,  Bird On A Maple Branch, 1 in black Card stock and 1 with Red Glittered cardstock cutting just the bird, and place it over the black bird, the red makes your bird  pop, just that little bit

Close up of one of the one of the Kalini Gears.

 I also used a sponge dauber with ink to soften the edge of the base cardstock
Arrange elements to your style, add some ribbon, and a title, and your done, enjoy, but most of all have fun with the dies
New Couture Creation  products used

Kalini Decorative Dies
CO724261  Gears 1
CO724262   Gears 2
CO724256   Bird On A Maple Branch

Elegant Card Cuts
CO724101   Barossa Frame
CO724098  Mercato  Flourish

Other Couture Creations product used
CO723816 Craft Glue Spots
CO723817 3D Glue Spots
CO723815 Mini Glue Spots
CO723623 Sponge Dauber
CO723780 3D Foam Dots
CO723061 Sponge Dauber   
CO723828 Non Stick Craft Mats          
                                                                  Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Day


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Smile by Lauren Tomecek


Do you ever fall in love with a paper range so you buy the whole paper pad? Then you get a couple of projects in (eleven in my case) and you start to get sick of the same colours/designs etc so the pad gets relegated to the bottom of your supplies. I was feeling that way about the Vintage Rose Garden range and was a bit over the pink/green/cream colour scheme, but then I realised that I could easily use some of those papers in a different way with just a bit of alteration and some fresh eyes. This card was the end result of that experiment.

1/ It looks like I've used a chipboard piece on this card, but it's actually a die cut from the Hearts Ease range. I cut this piece three times from thin cardboard (an old cornflour box), glued them together with adhesive spray and then gave it a coat of gesso.

2/ Get your background paper ready. Cut a sheet of plainer patterned paper to just smaller than 6" x 4", I have used a cream checked pattern. Adhere it to a piece of thin cardboard to give it some stability. Ink the edges with a dark orange ink then distress. Apply gesso over the top of a stencil to add a new pattern. Randomly stamp a texture stamp over the background in dark orange ink.

3/ Glue the die cut to the lower left corner of the card. Flick some orange ink across the card and use a wet paintbrush to spread it over the die cut. Once the orange ink is dry, flick some yellow ink over the card too.

4/ Die cut the 'Smile' sentiment twice, once from orange cardstock and once from white. Use adhesive spray to stick them together slightly off-set so it's like the white is a shadow.

5/ Adhere the sentiment to your card. Place some flowers at the top of the die cut and sprinkle some pearls around the card. To finish simply apply the background to a white cardstock base card.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Vintage Card Class with Kerrie Gurney at Craft Giraffe

#couturecreationsaus #craftgiraffe 

There are still some places available in Kerrie's
 Couture Creations Classes at Craft Giraffe 

Saturday 7th March 
9.30am - 11.30am
(includes class kit)
in the class you will create 3 Vintage Look cards using Couture Creations Dies and Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Papers.
Everything is supplied in your kit to create all 3 cards and you even get a Couture Creations die in your kit that is yours to keep.

for all the class details and too book you place
visit Craft Giraffe's Website or pop into the store 

 Happy Creating 

Capture a Moment layout by Adriana Bolzon


Hi there everyone, Adriana here today and I am sharing 
 my layout using the brand new release die collection called

"Hearts Ease" intricutz dies - Scrolled Tomentosa C0724310

Here is my layout......"Capture a Moment"
Using the wonderful paper collection from Couture Creations
"Vintage Rose" and one die
"Hearts Ease" intricutz dies - Scrolled Tomentosa C0724310

1. Firstly I created a background with stamps, inks, masks and paints, on
to a very plain designed paper from the Vintage Rose collection.

2. Cut one diecut of Scrolled Tomentosa C0724310
with black card stock. The great thing about this die
it cuts out a separate squared framed piece
from the center of die cut, don't throw this away, save this piece for later.

 3. Cut die cut in half as shown.

 4. Adhere mounted photo in middle of page, and adhere cut
diecut on each end of photo.

 5. Use the center piece of the diecut for a small photo, as shown below.

6. Ink some chipboard (from Imaginarium Designs) for title and adhere underneath photo, and
add some fuzzy cut flowers from the Vintage Rose papers
and adhere on top of page.

Mont St. Michel
France October 2014
This place was so amazing. It took about 4 hours to get
there from Paris, but it was so well worth it.
This rocky island sits in the middle of the ocean,
a bridge is the only way to and out of this place.
On this rocky island, are a few shops, hotel, houses and cemetery.
At the top is a Mont St Michel Abbey dedicated to St Michel,
There were so many steps to climb up to the Abbey,
but the view at the top was breath-taking.


Just sharing some more photos of Mont St Michel
only if you are interested.....


Thanks for looking, 'til next time. 

All Couture Creation products 
Hearts Ease - Intricutz die - Scrolled Tomentosa C0724310
Vintage Rose Garden12x12 Paper Pad CO723971
Sponge Dabbers C0723623

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Monday, 2 March 2015

soft and pretty Cards by Jo Piccirilli


Hello friends, its Jo back again to share with you a couple of cards I have been making. 

These cards I have made using some of the new dies from the beautiful Hearts Ease collection and Vintage Rose papers

Here is a close up of my first cards

This is a centre step card.  I love to make these cards when you have something really pretty to display as your focal point on your card and these gorgeous dies are just  the thing!  There is lots of tutorials around on how to make step cards.  Below is a pic of the supplies I have used to make both my cards.

And here is my second card.

I have used the same supplies to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time

Couture Creations products used

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Introducing our 2015 Design and Creative Team


to all of you who applied for our 2015 Design Team.
We wish we could choose everyone but unfortunately we cannot.
We do encourage you to try again in 2016

Our selection panel have chosen designers that bring something different to our team and have a talent for creating with our dies and embossing folders

 onto the important announcement
Please give a huge
2015 Design Team

Anita Bownds

Anita Enright

Bernii Miller

Cindy Porter

Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Lesa Bird

Tina Connolly

Tracey Rohweder

2015 Creative Team

Adriana Bolzon

Jo Simons

 Sue Smyth

Special Projects
 Tracey Cooley

Design Team Coordinator
 Kerrie Gurney

Our new team will start inspiring you from April 1st 
so for March you will still have our awesome 2014 Design Team inspiring you 

Please take some time to visit all our new designer's blogs 
(by clicking on their names)  
and please leave welcome message for our 2015 Team

We have an exciting year ahead and have some exciting new collections and products due for release this year, so please keep following and sharing. 

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