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Thursday, 27 October 2016

With Sympathy Card by Bridget Louw

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Hello everyone, Bridget here again for another project to hopefully inspire you. 
This one is for the cardies out there. 
I have used the absolutely gorgeous stamps and dies from the Ooh La La range.

Today’s offering is a quick Sympathy card to make for when you need one in a hurry. Let’s get started.

For the peacock feather cut a piece of cardstock 3”x 6”. Cut a piece of the double sided adhesive paper from Couture Creations to the same size. Stick the adhesive sheet to the cardstock and remove the top tape revealing the adhesive. Cover this with the superfine glitter.

Now that you have created your own ultra sparkly glitter paper, cut one peacock feather die.

The next step is equally easy.
Using your non-stick craft mat directly apply ink from 3 shades of blue you want to use for your “watercolour” background. Using an aqua brush randomly apply the colours to a 5 3/8” x 3 7/8” piece of watercolour paper. Set aside to dry. 

Add more water to the remaining ink on the mat and rub a piece of seam binding in it to create a matching piece of ribbon for your bow. Set aside to dry.

Cut a piece of vellum 1” x 6” Using an embossing ink pad, stamp the “With Sympathy” stamp on it and heat emboss it with the Silver Super Sparkles embossing powder. Take care not to overheat the vellum with the heat tool to avoid warping. Cut a fishtail on the right hand side of the sentiment.

Cut a piece of teal/turquoise cardstock to 5 ½” x 4” and stick the watercolour piece to the front of it.
Place the vellum to the front of the card, placing tape on the back of the turquoise cardstock to hide it.
Tie a bow in the ribbon and place it on the bottom left corner of the card, using tape on the back of the card to adhere it to. Stick this piece to the front of the card. 

Lastly, using the Turbo Precision Glue Pen apply glue to the pack of the peacock feather and glue it to the front of the card.

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And there you go, your card is ready to go.
Hope you had fun joining me for a quick project today using the beautiful products in the Ooh La La range.
See you soon,


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Altered Violin

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Hi Everyone 

I am lucky enough in my life to be able to spend some time at my children's school. Whilst spending time with students and teachers I have been able to make some lovely friendships. Which led the music teacher to give me some instruments that the school was retiring. One of which was a violin that had some broken parts. So I took my Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mixed Media to it and this is what happened.

I started this piece by first removing all the hardware ie chinrest, tail piece, bridge and strings etc  from the violin. then I gave a light sand with the fine side of the Couture Creations Sanding Block.
Then I gave it a few coats of Couture Creations Anna Griffin Acrylic Gesso before painting it with white acrylic paint. 

I added some of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment Powders to some more white paint and the brushed it into the white paint while it was slightly wet still, adding more white here and there for effect. 

I then mixed some of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Matte Texture Paste with some Couture Creations Glitter and using one of the gorgeous Couture Creations Anna Griffin Creeping Vines Stencils spread the mix over the Lower Bout of the violin and let it dry. 

I painted some of the left over mix onto the turn keys.And with some Couture Creations Turbo Glue Pen I added some silver leafing to the scroll, finger board and Tail piece.

I embellished the waist with some Couture Creations Camden Cottage Roses and other embellishments I had lying around in my stash. 

I added some of the Couture Creations 3mm Pearls and adhesive Rhinestones to a metal flower that I had lying around which made it the perfect match for the colours I had used on the violin itself.

I then put it all back together including the fine tuners and using silver cord as strings. 

I love love love the way it turned out and will be giving it back to the school to use on their Christmas stall at the end of the year. 

Couture Creations Products used 


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Ooh La La Card Set by Jo Simons

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Hello friends!
Its my turn today to share with you all what I have been up to.
I have been playing with the beautiful Ooh La La collection.  This collection is full of lovely ephemera and papers and the dies are soooo pretty.
I decided to make some cards.  Because it was all so pretty I wanted to load them up with all the pretties so I made some funky folded cards.

I love making these cards as you then have a few places aside from the front of your card to really go to town and get all that yummy stuff on!

The dies from the collection that I have used are the Nested Labels Set and the Lace Nonet.  The Nested Labels was what I used as a base to start and layer up all the ephemera.

The Lace Nonet I have used to trim the sides of the card in the back of the photo.

Here is a close up of each card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and all your lovely comments.

Until next time

Ultimate Crafts products used.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Joy to the World Layout + Bonus Easel Card by Adriana Bolzon

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Hi everyone, today I am super excited to share a layout that I have created with the New papers from the Artdeco Creations - Ultimate Craft Colleciton  
"Season's Greetings Collection 

This Christmas Collection is styled in the very classic Christmas colours.  
Green, Gold and rich Burgundy.

Here is my layout
"Joy at Christmas" 

The paper is the from the Season's Greetings Collection

I love these embellishments that go with this collection
Many lovely flowers, I adhered these flowers to my layout from the
Season's Greetings Collection
ULT157663 Large Poinsettias
ULT157664 Large Mixed Poinsettias
ULT157665 Small mixed poinsettias
ULT157666 Mixed Primrose flowers
ULT157665 small mixed poinsettias

Using the stamp set and white embossing powder and embossing ink
I created a snow like effect with the pinecone & Leave stamp, around the edges of the layout.

Using the Season's Greetings Collection
ULT157673 Stamp set I believe
ULT157674 Stamp set Joyful Greetings

I also added some tags/cards from the 
Season's Greetings ULT157662 cardmakers companion

Here is the list of materials used for my Christmas layout.

ULT157660 Paper Pad
ULT157663 Large Poinsettias
ULT157664 Large Mixed Poinsettias
ULT157665 Small mixed poinsettias
ULT157666 Mixed Primose flowers
ULT157665 Small mixed poinsettias
ULT157662 Cardmakers companion
ULT157667 Mixed ferns
ULT158693 Branches die
ULT157673 Stamp set I believe
ULT157674 Stamp set Joyful Greetings
Couture Creations - Embossing White Powder

Couture Creations -  
Couture Creations Products
Turbo Glue Pen C0724389
3D Glue Dots C0723817
Sponge Dauber C0723061C0723061
Double side tape 
Double side foam tape

I also created this very quick easel card
with Season's Greetings Dies and stamp set

"Merry Christmas" Easel Card 

Using the Season's Greetings Collection  Collection
ULT157674 Stamp set Joyful Greetings with white embossing powder.

Season's Greeting Collection Dies

Merry Christmas Swirls ULT157683
Ornate Window Frame ULT157688
Wild Branches & Pinecones ULT157693

Also adding some ULT157665 Small mixed poinsettias under the window frame.

Here is the latest Inspirational Magazine
with many more ideas and inspiration with this Christmas paper Collection.

Issue #18 click HERE to see inside

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Thanks for looking, until next time, cheers Adriana Bolzon XXX

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Winner Winner

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TracyM  we are excited to let you know you
our the winner of our World Card Making Day Giveway

Tracy created all of these cards for WCMD using our Couture Creations Be Merry Dies
We are sure you will all agree Tracy's cards are gorgeous, you can visit Tracy's blog to see more of her card designs

Tracy please email kerrie@artdecocreations.com.au you postal address and phone number so we can send you out your $100 Ooh La La prize pack

Don't forget to keep following us you never know when we will host another giveaway


Friday, 21 October 2016

Be merry with a touch of pink Christmas Card by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone, Kerrie here
 with a super quick Christmas Card.
This year my Christmas theme is Charcoal Grey, Dusty Pink, White with a touch of Gold and so I have been playing around with some Christmas Card ideas and the

Here is one of the cards I created using the following products from
Patterned Paper, Decorative Dies, Stencil, Glitter,  Couture Creations Anna Griffin Texture Paste and one of the new Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Doily Dies

Firstly I cut my dies from a dusty pink and charcoal grey glitter cardstock 
I think cut my Ivory base card to 14.5cm x 29cm and folded in half to create square card

I them applied Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gloss Texture Paste to the right hand side of my card front using Holly Flourishes Stencil

Sprinkle on Crystal Glitter from Be Merry Collection and tip off excess and set aside to dry.
I love adding sparkling texture to my cards and layouts, using Crystal glitter gives sparkle without being overpowering. 

I then cut a piece of Be Merry Patterned paper to 14cm square and then tore it in half and flipped one side over so as to use both side of the piece

Next cut some stars from the two smaller dies in the Swirling Layered Stars Set again using Dusty pink and Charcoal Glitter cardstock

I then layered it all using foam tape on the inner circle and the stars to add some dimension to my card
I have used the Turbo Glue Pen to adhere my diecuts to my card as it is perfect for adding a touch of glue and dries clear, strong and quickly 

I hope you try adding some texture and dimension to your card this Christmas.

thanks for stopping by

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