Monday, 28 April 2014

Honey Chai by Kaiser

Honey Chai by Kaiser is in store now.  

Here are some samples made by the clever Designers from Kaiser.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

What has Jo been up to?

Where's Wally?

Here is another layout that Jo made as part of the Couture Creations Design Team .
Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today I have another layout to share using the gorgeous Sew Jo paper pad.  This paper pad is fast becoming a favourite and at the top of my "go to" pile!  The papers are so versatile for male or female.  The papers in this layout worked perfectly with my photo of my middle man dressed up for book week.

To create the pretty black border that runs down the side of the blue and cream spotted paper, I used the Ornamental Lace dies Chandeliers Set from the Momento range.  I then cut it in half and placed each strip just under the edge of the paper.

My little squares were from a sheet of paper in the pad.  It reminded me of a patchwork rug so I have just cut out the squares separately and formed a bit of a "patch" background.  Just under my photo I have used the most gorgeous doily!  This one is from the Madeline collection and called Lotus Filet.

Here is a close up of my embellishment cluster.

To create my embellishment cluster, I used the Polaroid Film die from the Secret Treasures collection  I then teamed it up with a couple of hearts.  I first cut them from chipboard and then added some patterned paper.  I have been using up old cereal boxes for chipboard and cutting them twice and layering them.  I found it to be a bit gentler on my poor old little cuttlebug and just gives it a bit more stability.  My hearts are cut from theHearts Nesting Dies.  I then added a little flourish.  I thought this one tied in really well with the glasses!  The die I used is from the Sophia collection.

To complete my page I have again hand stitched all my papers using my paper piercerfrom the Handheld essentials set.  I have then splattered a little bit of black ink on my page too.

Thanks for letting me share.  Until next time.  Stay scrappy :)

Couture Creations products used

CO723547 - Sew Jo Paper Pad
CO723240 - Lotus Filet die Madeline Collection
CO723247 Chandeliers Set - Momento Collection
CO723525 - Polaroid Frame Secret Treasures
CO723213 Hearts Nesting Dies
CO723477 - Damaris Die Sophia Collection
Handheld Essentials 3 Piece Tool Set
6mm Double Sided Tape
6mm High Tack Foam Mounting Tape
Precision Paper Trimmer

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Monday 28th - come and join us.

Hi all
Our second evening of Social Capers is set for this Monday – 28th of April- at 6.30 pm.

Warwick Church of Christ – 77 Ellersdale Drive Warwick. The cost of the evenings will be $5 per person which covers the cost of the venue and leaves enough for tea and coffee.
There was so much great feedback from the last Social Capers and we have had lots of responses from people who didn’t make it last time but are keen to come on Monday,so it should be a big night.
This time we will have some name badges for anyone who wants to wear one, Jill will be doing a demo and we will have a table for show and tell.  If you have any completed works that you would like to
share bring them along.
There will be tea, coffee and biscuits – this time I have decaf coffee and Milo as well.  I will get some gluten free bickies and soy milk.  Mum also left me her Date Loaf recipe so you may or may not have that on offer as well.
I will also have a small box with some supplies but if you need anything brought down please let me know before COB on Monday.
There have been some ladies indicate that they would like to attend but can’t get there themselves, if you are one of them please let me know who you are and what suburb you live in.  Conversely if you are
able to offer someone a lift can you let me know who you are and what suburb you live in.
If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call.
Crafty Capers 7/9 Coolibah Drive
(08) 9448 4470 

Kaleidoscope by Kaiser

Here is another great collection from Kaiser.

Look at what the amazing Designers at Kaiser created.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Card Sketches

Have you discovered the Couture Creations Card sketches section of our Pinterest page? 

Card sketches are a sketch of a card layout that you can use to follow and create a card. Click here to have a look at some of the sketches that we like.

Jill is using some of the sketches as inspiration for this month's Design Innovations Folder. Before the April cards go up on display in the shop, we would love you to have a go at using the following sketch as a basis for a card. When you have created your own card why not bring it into the shop so we can photograph it and put it on our blog.

DCWV Diary: November Stack-a-holic Template Challenge  

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Jo made the team again.

Congratulations to Jo for making the design Team for Couture Creations again.

Here is a little bit more information on Jo taken from the Couture Creations blog.

I'm a stay at home mum to 3 children which are my biggest achievement in life. My best friend / husband is my biggest supporter.  I live in sunny Perth and have a love for anything paper craft related.  I think my love of paper started way back when I was a little girl and my dear nan used to write me lovely letters on pretty writing paper and I would always receive pretty writing sets as gifts from her.

I have been involved in scrapbooking / card making for about 7 years.

I currently teach scrapbooking classes at Crafty Capers a small scrapbooking / card making shop north of Perth and also a few scrapbooking classes from home.

I am extremely honoured to again be part of the Couture Creations Design Team and I am so looking forward to working with the other truly amazing designers.

Please visit my blog Joey's Scrap Corner and see what I have been creating.
onto Jo's project

Hi everyone! It's Jo and its my turn up on the blog today.

Today I have a layout to share using some of the new dies and the gorgeous new Sew Jo paper pads.

 I have used just plain white cardstock for my background but to add a little bit of interest I have 

misted with some black ink and also stamped 

using Chevron embossing folder from the Harmony 

When inking your embossing folder be sure that you use ink that won't stain.  I have used a chalk base ink as it just 
rinses clean under the tap.  The effect is soft and subtle.

I then went about layering my paper.  Over the top of my paper and running through the middle of my page is one of the new Ornamental Lace dies - Chandeliers Set from the Momento collection.

Also tucked underneath my papers is another of the Ornamental Lace Dies.  This is the Mirror Mirror die from the Madeline Collection.  I have cut this in half and used half at the top of my page and the other half just poking out from my flower cluster.

To give my paper flowers a little more "glam" I ran them through my embossing machine using the Small Dots embossing folder from the Harmony collection.  I also added some black flourishes using the Oscar die from the Sophia collection

I found some really cute little coloured paper bags at a $2 shop so I also embossed this with the Chevron embossing folder again from the Harmony collection.  I then sanded it back with my sanding block to give it a little more depth.

The little pocket holds a love note from my man on the night he proposed to me.  Soppy I know but kinda cute.

To finish my layout I got my trusty paper piercer  from my three piece tool set and pierced all around my papers and then hand stitched.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time - happy scrapping!

Couture Creations products used