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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Adventure by Adriana Bolzon

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Hi there everyone, Adriana here today with a double layout using the
This new collection was launched at Creative Inspiration Live 2017, a couple of weeks ago, and was a huge hit with the attendees and retailers.

The Ultimate Crafts "Rambling Rose" 
has been released to the stores just a few days ago 
and it is proving to be very popular collection.

This paper collection was designed by the talented Australian 
designer "Sue Smyth" 

The paper pads, dies and all the beautiful embellishments that go with the range are all available now from your local scrapbooking store. 

So today, I created a double layout using this new release collection.

"Adventure" layout with "Rambling Rose".

My adventure and travels of Venice continues…. I do love this place, this place is very close to my heart.

A closer look of the left-hand side of double layout

and the Right-hand side of double layout

Using the paper from the ULT157701 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose 12x12 paper pad , there are two of these pages in the paper pad and I used both of them. I cut the paper in half as shown below.

I then placed each of the bottom section together of the two pages, as shown below, back to back.
It is not quite a mirror image but the effect makes it look like it. :)

I then cut the paper straight down, a little slightly off centre, as shown below.

I then placed both of the sides on the edges of White Card-stock, as below.

Using the ULT157740 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Script stamp set and a light grey stamping ink pad, I stamped the page randomly around the centre and edges of my double page layout. Using the ULT1577742 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Happiness stamp Set, I stamped with Lavender and Light Grey ink pads the two or flowers or weeds from the same stamp set around the edges of both pages.

I then cut sections of the Wooden Panel Paper from the ULT157701 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose paper pad, into small and long sections and randomly glued them onto the page as shown. Using a some black watercolour pencil,water brush and water to enhance the edges - to create some shadows around the panels.

Using the C0725047 Couture Creations Enchanted Tea Party Decorative Die Bouquet to create some light and dark green foliage for the C0724293 Couture Creations Bulk Tie Dyed Jewelled Florettes which I sprayed some lavender spray on the flowers.

I matted my three photographs with black card stock and arranged them on both pages, as shown. Adding a ULT157731 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Decorative Die Rambling Flourish at the end of each cluster of flowers and foliage.

I have been inspired by the South African scrapbooking ladies and in particular the talented Cariena Basson, who always do double layouts in their classes and just in general, all the time. I thought I would give it a try with this wonderful collection - isn't it great that we all inspire each other to try different things and always trying to push our boundaries.
 Thanks to Cariena  for your inspiration with double layouts.

designed by "Sue Smyth" . 
All the paper pads, dies and all the beautiful embellishments that go with the range are all available now from your local scrapbooking store. 

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Thanks for looking
Cheers and 
Big hugs Adriana XX

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Say Cheese by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with a super quick layout I created for Artdeco Creations Blog using the newly released Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection
Rambling Rose is a gorgeous floral collection designed by Sue Smyth but Sue has very cleverly added some fabulous patterns on the B side of the papers that can be used for creating male layouts like the one I have created using photos from my favourite son's Contiki Tour of Europe. 
(I only have one son so I always tell him he is my favourite son :))

I am not sure why but all my step by step photos were out of focus, so sorry no step by step photos but it is a simple layout with very simple techniques.
Also I added the black line as an after thought and I wish I hadn't I liked the layout much better without but hey I'm not pulling it apart and starting again :)

For my texture I used my Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle Rolling Mesh Stencil and Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste. While still wet I sprinkled on some Couture Creations Mirror Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with my Couture Creations Heat Tool.
I didn't want full coverage so just sprinkle lightly, you can add more embossing powder if you like as you heat it, remember you can always add more you cannot take away.

 here is a closer look at the touch  texture coming out from under the patterned paper. I have added some fine jute string under the photos to add some more texture
I cut one of the Rambling Rose Wood Veneer Frames into two and added some brown ink and then sprayed them using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gold Pigment Spray

For my title I again heat embossed using Couture Creations Mirror Gold Embossing Powder, this time sprinkling in some Couture Creations Copper Embossing Powder to give a variegated colour on the the title

I added some splats of Gold using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gold Pigment which I previously  made into a spray. I have a spray for each colour of the pigments made up ready to use when I want them.

Once again I am sorry for the lack of step by step photos, I'm not sure why my camera decided not to work.

Thanks for stopping by
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Frame It by Tracey Cooley

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Hi Everyone 

First of all I just want to thank everyone who joined us at Creative Inspiration Live and a special thanks to all those who participated in my little challenges. I do hope it woke you all up enough to get you through the last part of the afternoon.
Last time I checked our Mannequin challenge video had been viewed just under 2000 times. 

Now onto my blog post, which I must inform you all that whilst making this card my power went out so finished it by torch light. (note to self: do not scrap using the torch on your phone as your battery will run low and you will not have an alarm for the next morning!!!)
So I do apologies for bad lighting on my pictures. 

It is just gorgeous and so very easy to work with.
I started with one of the papers from the Rambling Rose paper pad and cut a card mat from it to suit a 5x7 card base.

On the reverse side of the pattern paper was some gorgeous frames so I cut one out then cut the middle from it (don't do this in torch light its definitely not good) and attached the middle to my card front and the lifted the frame around it using Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape.

Then using the amazing embellishments for the Rambling Rose collection including the Cabochons, resin flowers, pin wheels , pearls and the ephemera pack I created this pretty little cluster at the left hand bottom of the frame. (OMG!! the embellishments are gorgeous!) 

this cute little butterfly was also on my pattern paper so I cut him out and gave him a fresh coat of Couture Creations Irridescent Glitter and popped him on my frame. 
I mounted all this on a mat and cardstock made from matching Ultimate Craft Cardstock.

This card is super quick and easy for all those time when you get caught without one already made!

Thanks so much for stopping by... 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Rambling Rose Mini Album by Jo Simons

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Hello paper friends! 
 I'm back again today this time to share with you a mini album with the oh so super pretty Rambling Rose collection.

This little mini is crammed pack full of goodness.  I have used a few dies but the papers are so pretty I really wanted to make them the feature.
I have made a little video for you so you get to see all the interactive parts of the book and there are some close up pics too.


(please note this video doesn't work on Firefox and may not work on tablets and phones, it does work on Explorer and Chrome)

I hope you have enjoyed looking a my mini album.  This was so much fun to make!
Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection will be released mid March

Until next time

Artdeco Creations Products Used

ULT157701 - Ultimate Crafts 12 x 12 Rambling Rose Paper Pad
ULT157750 - Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Cardmakers Pack
ULT157720 - Ultimate Crafts Latticed Tag Die Rambling Rose Collection
ULT157721 - Ultimate Crafts Butterfly Tag Die Rambling Rose collection
ULT157726 - Ultimate Crafts Tag & Corner Set Die  Rambling Rose collection
ULT157727 - Ultimate Crafts Latticed Panel Die Rambling Rose collection
ULT157730 - Ultimate Crafts Rambling Gift Card Rambling Rose collection
ULT157731 - Ultimate Crafts Rambling Flourish Die  Rambling Rose collection
ULt157732 - Ultimate Crafts Elegant Band Die Rambling Rose collection


Friday, 17 March 2017

Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose | Available NOW

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 Designed by Sue Smyth
Come for a stroll in a Rose garden, blowsy pink roses spill over neglected fences, swift swallows play
in bird baths, lazy butterflies drift home in the dusky skies. While ombre pink tones, compliment
gentle lavender roses and transparent lace, Linen textures and vintage portraits complete the
picture.  Rambling Rose will spoil you with imagery to cut, trim and layer, many of which were hand drawn, some with very special memories of her own childhood.
Enjoy your trip around the Rambling Rose garden and remember times gone by

 samples created by Sue Smyth
 Paper Pad available in 12"x12" and 6" x 6"
 Decorative Dies 

 Stamp & Die Sets

Stamp Sets 

 6"x6" Embossing Folders
 Embellishments and Ephemera

 Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose is AVAILABLE NOW from your local papercrafting store

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thanks You for Your Kindness by Bridget Louw

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Hello and Happy Autumn.
It’s Bridget here for another Design Team project. This time I am using papers from the new  Ultimate Crafts  Supplier of Happiness Collection  
designed Ukrainian Artist Gapchinska 
Along well as a few bits and pieces from La Aquarelle and a stamp set I cannot live without from the Ooh La La range.

I have made a quick card just to show you how quickly you can make a card for a friend or loved one. There are 2 gorgeous A4 paper pads in the range which work so well with cards and most paper craft projects. The 3D decoupage sheets makes putting a card together so quick and easy as they are pre-cut.

So let’s get started.

I am using a 5x7 card base for my card.
To start the layers I cut one piece of light blue cardstock at 6 7/8” x 4 7/8” & adhered a piece of patterned paper to the top. 

The patterned paper measures 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.
I stuck a piece of cream organza ribbon vertically down the card, about 1” from the left hand side, followed by a bow from the same ribbon. 

In the new La Aquarelle range there is a set of brass ornaments called the Filigree Ornament set which is the most amazing set of petals perfect for layering. I layered 2 pieces together and added a pearl to the center and placed that in the middle of the bow.

For the smaller layer I have cut the blue at 5 1/8” x 3” and the patterned paper measures 2 7/8” x 5”. I have stuck them together and placed them on the card.

 I chose one of the 3D decoupage little girls, layered it using 3D foam tape and stuck her down on the card.

Next up I stamped a sentiment from the Ooh La La Thoughtful Wishes stamp set & embossed it onto a strip of vellum. I used the amazing Silver Dollar embossing powder from Couture Creations. 

I then glued it onto a piece of the pale blue cardstock and stuck it to the bottom of the card.

 Quick and easy, the card is done. There are so many ways one can embellish these cute 3D decoupage characters. Ask your stores to get them in and have a play.

Hope to see you all again soon.

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