15 February 2015

Design Team Audition - Couture Creations 2015


With 2015 being the year that I start doing things that I haven't tried before what better way to kick start the year than to apply for the Couture Creations 2015 Design Team Call.

I love scrapbooking, cardmaking, OTP and mixed media, and now with Couture Creation having released some more amazing new dies and embossing folders at CHA in January, it won't be long before I get hold of some to play with.  

Being part of this design team would be a privilege and a wonderful way to keep the creative juices flowing.  Below are several creations that I have done using some of their great products and also a couple that I have done previously.  I have included my very first creation using Finnabair as my inspiration, my first true mixed media project.

I hope you enjoy checking them out as much as I did enjoy creating every single one of them.

This gorgeous card was made using the Damask Delight paper pad.  I used the 'Tied Together' die from the Momento Collection of Dies. I blinged up a chipboard butterfly with Glitzin' Glamour, added some clear Gemstones, added a feather or two, some flowers and a button.
Creating this clipboard I started by painting the board in olive green paint, and then blinged up the actual clip using glitter.  After adding the paper (front and back) from the Vintage Rose paper pad I sealed the board and clip using Mod Podge.  I then used the larger die from the Ornamental Lace die set at the top of the board and topped it with some matching lace.  At the base of the board I used the Scallop die from the Chandeliers die set, added the lace and some flowers.
This card had the red mat embossed using the Chiaro embossing folder.  The patterned paper is from the Vintage Rose collection.  I stressed the edge of the paper prior to folding the top right corner and attaching a pearl brad to hold in place. Organza ribbon was attached around the embossed card prior to the patterned paper being attached.  A few flowers in the top left and bottom right corners and I was all finished.

My 12x12 layout was created using the Vintage Rose paper pad.  I first chose an olive green cardstock as the base mat.  The print paper was stressed first using my Couture Creations scissors and then torn in some parts and the edges rolled. I then inked the stressed edges with a beige ink to take a little of the whiteness off the edges.  Rather than mounting the photo on the print paper I decided to place it on the base card.  I calculated where I wanted it placed and then cut a rectangle out of the print paper, stressed the edge and slightly rolled it before putting the photo in place.  A blinged scroll was cut and placed on the print paper around the photo, flowers added, a chipboard birdcage glittered and sealed, and the chipboard title inked in chocolate coloured ink.  A small MDF bird was inked and added to the top right corner.  I then added a few Gemstones to a couple of the flowers that were printed on the patterned paper.

Below are a couple of others creations that I have made recently.  

The card was creating using an embossing folder along with dies and stamps
My very first mixed media creation. I simply love it.  It was a challenge at the last retreat that I went on.  Everyone else that participated in the challenge went for dark colours so I had to be different and go more 'girlie'.  The final result was stunning.
A close up of my mixed media creation

I chose this layout to put in my application because I love absolutely love the photo.  It is a family photo from my husband's side of the family.  It is from the early 1900's and the monochromatic colour scheme, I feel, does it justice.  


I so loved putting this all together.  I hope you enjoyed stopping by and checking it out.
Good luck to everyone that tries out for the design team.  
At the end of the day we are all winners for even applying.

Hello Sunday Afternoon

So another weekend is coming to an end, a quiet one for me so that much injured ankle and foot heal well. At the moment I am sitting in our alfresco area out the back enjoying the cool breeze, listening to the pool fountain running.  Once my injury has healed this is what I want to do next..... taking the furkids to the beach.  As my friends know Miss Molly is no longer this little, but she is still a cutey pie and our little princess.
Bring on Monday, fingers crossed my crafting mojo will be there and I will be creating during my mornings before heading back to work in the afternoons.

14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day. 

Whilst my day didn't start the way I wanted it to, I was spoilt and was taken out to dinner, which was lovely.

Below was a quick and simple card I made for my hubby after coming home from work last night.  This was all I could muster up in 1/2 an hour at 3.30am this morning.  He loved it, and particuarly the sentiment inside. Please excuse the photo quality as it was taken on my iphone.

6 February 2015

Wow, I just saw how long it has been since I posted.  Well, I will just have to change that.

So, what has been happening in all this time..... just life I guess. I do have to say that for quite a while there I had lost my mojo for everything, you know work and life getting on top of you.  
Well it is 2015 now, and already a month down, and this year one of my things is to do more of what I enjoy, and that brings me back to scrapbooking and all papercraft. 
This is one of my last layouts that I have done, but it was back in November at our last scrapping retreat. I love the colours and the combination together.

Okay, I will hopefully be back week with some more of my creations......
Ciao for now :)