29 March 2016


Hello everyone :)

My first post for Artdeco Creations for March was a layout of my beautiful niece Sabine before bike riding in Port Melbourne.  Check out the tutorial below.

I am loving the Magnolia Lane collection and love the Pantone colours and how well they all match together.

To start grab a piece of Snow White Ultimate Crafts cardstock and spritz it with a pink spray. Set aside to dry.

As the spritz was drying I cut a 6" x 12" piece of the Pretty Patches patterned paper and a 2" x 12" Rosehip Memories patterned paper from the Magnolia Lane collection. I distressed the edges of the patterned papers and then attached the Pretty Patches paper in from the left side about 1 1/2" and then centred the Rosehip Memories strip down the middle of the Pretty Patches paper.
I then took the leaf stamp from the Songbird stamp set and using a green ink stamp randomly over the spritzed cardstock.

I used two of my favourite Magnolia Lane dies, the Magnolia Frame and Magnolia Doily dies and die cut them out in the Snow White Ultimate Crafts cardstock.  As I only need one side of the Magnolia Frame die I used an offcut rather than throwing away the majority of the die cut. I cut the doily in half, half to use at the top and half to use at the bottom.

I cut two banners at 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" in the Charming Ultimate Craft cardstock and one banner in the Floral Fancy in the same size.  I distressed the edges of the three banners and then spritzed them with a matching 'mint' green colour spray.  To hurry up the drying process I dried them off with my heat gun.  I then took the butterfly stamp from the Timeless Garden stamp set and stamped the butterflies over the banners in a pink ink.
Using the same 'mint' spritz that I sprayed the banners with I sprayed two of the magnolia flowers.  I then also chose one of the large Cottage Pollen from Couture Creations bulk flowers and inked the edges in pink.  I like to spray my flowers with a pearlised spritz so that the ink softens a little..
Again use your heat gun if you want to speed up the drying process on your flowers.
I used a punch to punch out a heap of smaller banners in patterned paper and the Charming and Pandora Ultimate Crafts cardstock. Again I spritzed them with my 'mint' spritz.
From the Pretty Patches patterned paper I fussy cut the butterfly from the frame.
I think I pretty much spritzed all my embellishments for the page.

I used 3D mounting tape behind my photo so that I could tuck my larger banners and strip of Magnolia Frame under the bottom edge, and then added a few of the 3mm pearls to the die cut strip.

Next I took one half of the doily and tucked it under the top right side of the photo and attached a few 3mm pearls to it as well. Then added one of the large paper flowers from the Rosettes embellishments.

I tucked the second half of the doily to the bottom right corner of the photo prior to attaching my array of flowers to the right side. I took a second smaller rosette from the pack that matched in with my colour theme.  
Take a piece of white twine and glued it down from under the bottom right corner of the photo under the flowers to the right side of the layout on a slight hang. Take the smaller banners and add a small 3D dot to the back then place them along the twine so that it looks like they are hanging.
To finish chose a title.  I chose an mdf SHINE title, and heat embossed it with a matching embossing powder.

Below are some more close up photos of the finished layout.


ULT157498 - Magnolia Lane - Pretty Patches patterned paper
ULT157488 - Magnolia Lane - Rosehip Memories patterned paper
ULT157489  - Magnolia Lane - Floral Fancy patterned paper
ULT 157504 - Magnolia Lane - Rosettes
ULT157531 - Magnolia Lane - Magnolia Doily Die
ULT157510 - Magnolia Lane - Timeless Garden stamp set
ULT157511 - Magnolia Lane - Songbird stamp set
ULT157530 - Magnolia Lane - Magnolia Frame die
ULT200001 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Snow White
ULT200082 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Pandora
ULT200020 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Charming
CO724635 - 3mm Pearls - Pretty Pink
CO721985 - 6mm double sided adhesive tape
CO723781 - 3D mini dots
CO724295 - Bulk Flowers - Cottage Pollen
CO724389 - Turbo Precision Glue Pen

Don't forget to get your copy of our magazines from your local Ultimate Craft and Couture Creations stockists.  You can also see them online by clicking here 

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Take care until next time.

Anita E

Happy Birthday Husband

Happy Tuesday everyone

Thanks for stopping by again today. I am sure you agree that we are all in need of more male themed cards in our stash.  A lot of us find it so quick and easy to make beautiful female cards, so I decided I was going to focus on a more male orientated card using the Magnolia Lane collection for the Artdeco Creations blog.

I started by cutting a piece of black cardstock 10" x 7" and folded it in half to make a 5"x7" base card.
Next, cut a piece of Denim colour cardstock at 4.5" x 6.5".  With black ink,  ink the inside of the front side of the Petite and Tied Together embossing folder.  Insert the denim cardstock carefully and run it through your Bigshot (or equivalent machine) to emboss the cardstock.

Take the Timeless Garden paper piece from the 6"x6" paper pad and working from the bottom left edge, cut a piece 4 1/2 wide by 3 1/2" long.  Ink the edges in black. I then took the compass from the Timelss Garden stamp set and stamped the top right hand corner in black.

Die cut 3 of the Timesless die in black and glue the three together to give you some depth to the die. Cut 1 of the larger of the two Magnolia Borders die in denim.

Once the glue has dried I then covered the Timeless die cut in versamark and covered it in clear embossing powder and heat embossed it to give it that amazing gloss finish.

 Finally I die cut the larger of the two frames from the Square Magnolia Frame die, once in black and once in denim.  Cut the black die cut in half and mat it behind the blue one.  Stamp a sentiment on it and then add 3D dots to the reverse.
That's it.  Now you just have to put all the pieces together to create your card.  Gee I love quick and easy cards.
Below are a couple of close ups of the finished card.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time.....

Anita Enright

7 March 2016


Hi Everyone,

Wow, week two of March already.  I had a little bit of a crafty weekend making cards for Combat Cards, a charity that sends cards to our troops overseas to send on to their loved ones.  I have found this so gratifying to be able to help others.  So at the moment Pinterest is my best friend.

Saying that I wanted to share with you today a layout I have done showcasing one of my most favourite artists in the world.  I have been lucky enough that on many occasions we have gotten seats, or standing room very close to the stage.

I hope you enjoy.