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Monday, 29 May 2017

Best Wishes by Bridget Louw


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Hello everyone from a nice and warm(ish) Gold Coast. The last few weeks have been INSANE for me. We all have times when life gets super busy but yet occasions still happen..birthdays & life events don't stop JUST because we are busy. It's at times like this that we need an emergency solution..a quick easy but effective card in a flash.


The Ritz Collection has the answer as the papers are all coordinating and the foiled embellishments in the back of the paper pads are already die cut for convenience.

Let's throw this card together..ten minutes and we will be done.

We start with a 5 1/4" square card base. On top of that layer a piece of black 5 1/8" square and then a piece of the patterned paper measuring 5" square.


A strip of the foiled paper at the back of the pad adds a nice focal point. 


I layered one of the elegant ladies from the back of the pad on a piece of black cardstock, popped on some 3d foam dots at the back and placed it on the card.


For the flower I took some glue and lightly added it to the tips of the petals, leaving it to dry until it went tacky. I cut a piece of gold hot foil and just touched it to the dry but tacky glue on the ends of the petals. This may be one of my favourite things to do this year..doesn't it look drop dead gorgeous.



Glue your flower to your card. How many minutes was that? Bet you it was ten minutes or maybe even less.


Thank you for playing along with me today. I hope you will join me in June for a few new projects.


Happy Crafting.

PRODUCTS USED:
The Ritz Collection Evening Cocktail ULT157823
Couture Creations Belle Vintage Blooms CO724300A 






Friday, 26 May 2017

If You Can Dream It You Can Do It by Guest Designer Cathy Cafun


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Hi everyone,  Cathy here with my second post as Guest Designer for the month of May, creating with the beautiful L'Aquarelle Collection of co-ordinating papers, dies, embossing folders and stamps.

First up I have created a layout using peach and soft brown tones from the collection.

"If You Can Dream It You Can Do It" Layout
I was drawn to the pretty peach/pink and script pp's to create this layout and also fussy cut a few elements from a couple of the papers to create layers around my photo.
I used a few of the Inspiration Cards which I cut apart and tore for a few more layering elements and also my title.  I love to use a sanding block to make my elements pop and give them a shabby/distressed look.

For my background I cut down the peach watercolour pp, sanded the edges and framed it with the beige script pp.  I then layered the torn polka dot Inspiration Cards pieces under the torn bird/script paper and adhered to my background.
To frame my photo I embossed a piece of the peach coloured pp with the Flowering Frame Embossing Folder and lighted sanded over the embossed design.  I also diecut the beautiful Dove in Flight Die from beige pp and backed it with peach pp using the Turbo Glue Pen, then cut around the edges.


The co-ordinating Ornate Metal Flower embellishments can be used as they are, or you can pull them apart like I have to giving you versatility and value for money.

With all the elements created, I layered them to my background using Couture Creations Foam Dots to create dimension.

To finish off, I created a mist by mixing the Couture Creations Mix and Match pigment powders with water and flicked over my layout with a brush, making sure to cover my photo. I used the copper and pearl white and also made a mix of copper with a touch of pearl white, to create an additional softer copper colour.



"Happy Birthday" Card
I couldn't resist the cute little robin, so I decided to create a card using papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad and one of the Inspiration Cards for my greeting,
To create a pretty border I fussy cut around the floral paper, then used 3D Liquid Pearl Drops in Madagascar to add flower centres.


I also stamped and embossed 2 of the lovely floral cluster stamp from the Fern Flowers and Flourish Stamp Set, cut them apart and layered them under bird to look like it was part of the branch.

To finish off I mixed the pink and pearl white Mix and Match Pigments with water and flicked around the bird to create a softening effect.


I hope you enjoyed my projects created with the beautiful L'Aquarelle Collection.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting.
Cathy




Thursday, 25 May 2017

Scrapbook Papercraft Expo - Arnold's Scrapbooking Classes with Sneak Peeks


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Hi everyone, it's just over a month until the premier Scrapbook and Papercraft Event in Australia
This year we are once again proud to be sponsoring classes in 
and have an awesome tutor lineup in both classrooms with 
and 



Let's get to know our tutors and what our second
classroom will be doing.




Over in  Arnold's Scrapbook & Craft Supplies classroom you will be creating pretty things with our Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection again designed by Sue Smyth.

There will have prizes and the room will be themed to match Rambling Rose.



CLASS 1: 9.30am - 11.30am with Sue Smyth 


Sue will be creating a Butterfly Garden Plaque (canvas).  Layers of roses framed and fussy cut are stacked on a textured canvas gilded with gold, to create a home d├ęcor plaque you can use on the cover of an album, easel or wall. Learn how to create the textured background, alter the wooden frame and birdbath and add in Rambling Rose papers and you will have an art work for treasure always.
Your class kit will include one of all of the Rambling Rose papers, a free die gift, entire pack of ephemera and one entire pack of wood shapes (birdbath) Liquid drops, all mediums and other elements needed including your canvas. 




CLASS 2: 12.00pm - 2.00pm with Katrina Thompson




Join Katrina for a few hours of creating with some beautiful things from the Rambling Rose collection.  In your class you will create a set of cards building up layers of fussy cut flowers and foliage, using ephemera, wood veneer shapes, lace, flowers, pearls and die cuts. You will learn how to blend with ink to create a gorgeous balance in your projects.  Shades of pinks, purples and lemons will feature throughout your cards. Katrina will also show you how you can take a design concept for a card and create a scrapbook page.

You will receive in your kits a full pack of embellishments, a full 6x6 pad and set of 12x12 papers. A few surprise gifts are included in every kit.  and there will be random giveaways during class not to be missed. 




CLASS 3: 2.30pm - 4.30pm with Tina Ollett
Come and join Tina in class 3 to create a stunning  scrapbook layout again using the Rambling Rose collection.  Seeing is believing what you will be doing with these gorgeous papers. Your layout will include many layers, fussy cuts, beautifully altered flowers and ephemera.  
Yours kits will include so many gorgeous goodies including all of the 12x12 papers in the collection, script stamps from the collection, liquid 3D Pearls, Glitzin Glamour, ephemera pack, pearl strips, Magnolia Lane flowers and cheesecloth.
Tina's classes have proven so popular, at this stage there are only places left for Sunday afternoon.  Continue to check the class schedule as more places may be released for her Friday and Saturday classes.




Class cost is only $55 which includes gifts from 
your teachers to take with you.
Plan your classes now so you don't miss out. 
Book HERE





#TBT | Ultimate Crafts - Celosia


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This weeks #TBT is our gorgeous  Ultimate Crafts Celosia Collection
as you can see these dies are very whimsical and can be used on an array of lovely projects.

Below are some gorgeous cards made by our round table group of ladies.












Ultimate Crafts Celosia Collection of die are available from your local papercrafting store.





Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Rambling Rose Card Set by Jo Simons


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Hello paper peeps!
Jo here today to share with you a couple of cards I have made using the super awesome Rambling Rose Card Makers pack


These cards were so easy to make as everything was in the pack.
I simply made some embellishment clusters from the ephemera in the pack and then added them to some patterned paper and my card base.

Super quick, super easy
For my second card I did add the Rambling Rose Corner Die to fancy up the middle of my card.
A couple of doilies and some Glitzin Glamour on the butterfly and you have some cards ready to go.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your beautiful comments on our blog and Facebook page.
Until next time
Products used




Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Scrapbook Papercraft Expo - Craft Giraffe Classes in Depth with Sneak Peeks


#artdecocreations   #couturecreationsaus    #ultimatecrafts  


#brisbanescrapbookexpo


Hi everyone

It's just on 3 weeks until the premier Scrapbook and Papercraft Event in Australia
This year we are once again proud to be sponsoring classes in 
and have an awesome tutor lineup in both classrooms with 
and 



Let's get to know our tutors and what our first 
classroom will be doing.


In Craft Giraffe's Classroom you will get to have a play with our soon to be released 
and our next Ultimate Crafts collection release The Ritz designed by Sue Smyth



CLASS 1: 9.30am - 11.30am with Tracey Cooley




Tracey will be using the THEATRE range of papers from the RITZ collection to help you create a stunning set of five cards.  These are gorgeous in real life and you will be in love with them too. To make these cards you will be using array of gorgeous decorative dies, embossing folders and hot foil stamps from the collection. Along with the 6x6" paper pad Tracey has also chosen an embossing folder and decorative die, from the collection, as well as a heap of other goodies to take home with you that you used in class.

How good do these sneak peeks of Tracey's cards look?





CLASS 2: 12.00pm - 2.00pm with Anita Enright



The GATSBY range of papers will be showcased by Anita in this class.  You will create a one page scrapbooking layout, and there is also two bonus cards that you can create in class or can take home with you as you will have everything you need to complete them. 
The layout incorporates a 6x4" portrait photo and is perfect for any type of photo you want to use, boy, girl, family, travel etc. You chose.
Anita has incorporated some texture into this layout using a stencil and more stunning dies and hot foil stamps from the Ritz collection.  As part of your class kit, as well as a 6x6" paper pad, you will also get a stencil, decorative die and some bling to expand your Ritz collection as well as a few other pressies.

Take a closer look at Anita's layout.





CLASS 3: 2.30pm - 4.30pm with Kerrie Gurney



Kerrie chose the EVENING COCKTAIL range for you to create a two page scrapbooking layout.  This paper range focuses on blacks with gold and Kerrie will definitely make your creation shine.  
Kerrie  is gifting you along with the 6x6" paper pad, a decorative die, hot foil stamp and roll of foil to take away with you.
Photo Requirements 1 x 4x6" portrait 4 x 3x4" landscape or 3 x 4x6" portrait or 4 x 3x4" landscape or add them later as you will be creating photo mats.

Here are some more closeups of Kerrie's class. 




Class cost is only $50 which includes gifts from 
your teachers to take with you.

Plan your classes now so you don't miss out. 
Book HERE





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