15 August 2017

Bohemian Bouquet Cards by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone.

So today I get to show you my first creation with a beautiful and new collection which is being released from Ultimate Crafts very soon.  It is another gorgeous collection by the wonderful
Denise Boddey called Bohemian Bouquet.

To start I selected several papers from the 6x6" paper pad and trimmed them down to the size I wanted to use.  I then distressed the edges of all the papers using my Couture Creations scissors.

Next I die cut two of the Moonlit Orchid die and then inked the edges using a matching ink and dauber.

 I attached the largest patterned paper to my card base and then attached the slightly smaller piece.  Next I mixed up a solution of the turquoise glitter mix and match powder with water and sprayed it liberally over the paper.  Below is the finished look. Being me and wanting things finished yesterday I dried it off with my heat gun.

I selected several flowers from my stash and the largest one which would take the centre of my card I sprayed with a mixture of water with the blue mix and match pigment powder from the Anna Griffin set.

The most important role of ribbon in my stash is basic white seam binding.  It allows me to change up to any colour combination that I want just by adding inks and spraying with water.  So for this card I used some matching blue/turqoise and purple.  I forgot to take a photo of the ribbon after I had sprayed it with water and dried it off, but you will see it a little in the close ups further down.

Once I had done all my elements all I did was construct the card to the finished product.  
Here are some close up of the card.

I also created the same style card using the papers with reds and greens.

And here is a third card I made whilst I was having fun creating the other two.

Products Used

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking my very first creations using the soon to be released Bohemian Bouquet collection from Ultimate Crafts.

Don't forget to keep the craft alive.


7 August 2017

Christmas Mini Album | Couture Creations

Hi Everyone, Anita back with you today on the blog.  

I have been really enjoying the new Couture Creations range designed by Tina Higgins, 
Let Every Day Be Christmas. It is nice to work with a range that isn't the normal traditional
Christmas colours of greens and reds.  This range incorporates soft lemons with greens and blues and some hints of a red.  It is lovely, and should be in your papercraft stores now, or nearly there.

So, for my project today I have only used the A4 paper pad and the Ephemera pack from the range to make this concertina mini album.  All other bits and pieces came from my stash.  

My mum loves projects like this that I make her that she can put a celebration is so when I give this to her it will have photos of our Christmas 2016 in it.

I won't go in to details about how to construct the album as I found it easily by doing a 
simple search on You Tube.  The finished size of my album came to just over 5".

Inside my album I made some pages with small pockets each of which I adorned with some different laces.  Some pages had ephemera on them.   

To be totally honest it was a very quick album to make.

CO725490 - Couture Creations Let Every Day Be Christmas - A4 Paper Pad
CO725493 - Couture Creations Let Every Day Be Christmas - Ephemera Pack

Thank you for stopping by.  

until next time... keep on crafting.


26 July 2017

The Ritz Ladies set

Hi Everyone.

I have been making quite a few cards lately and decided I needed to start building up my collection at bit for birthday so have created these two gorgeous female cards using The Ritz collection by Ultimate Crafts.

I love the die cut cards at the back of the paper pads and have chosen to incorporate colours matching with some of the colours in the background of the die cuts.  The cards are all about layering and very quick and easy to put together.


For my first card, the bride, I decided to pick up the pink from the flowers on the die cut background.
The coloured cardstock I used by Ultimate Crafts was Precious for my pink and Paper Bag for my golden brown.  Both my cards measured 5x7" in size.  I cut both the pink and golden brown to my chosen mat size and then embossed the pink with the Rose Trellis embossing folder.

After choosing the die cut I cut out two of the Artdeco Wave Border dies in the Couture Creations Mirror Board in Matte Gold.  I matted the die cut on to a Paper Bag coloured mat and then attached the gold Artdeco Waves Border dies to the back and attached in to the pink embossed cardstock .

Next, I die cut the Classy Flower and the Flourished Harp in both the matte gold and precious pink cardstock.    I layered the two flower dies on top of each other and placed an embellishment from my stash to the centre and adhered it to the bottom left of the lady.  I then tucked in the two harp die cuts under the flower .  


My second card was constructed the same as the first one.  I again used the Paper Bag golden brown cardstock and embossed the Geometric embossing folder on some of the Garnet red cardstock.  I cut two of the Classy Flower decorative dies in the Matte Gold mirror board and two of the Deco Feather one in gold and one in the Garnet red cardstock.  Using the two way glue pen I applied glue to the white flower and with an offcut of some of the gold foil adhered the gold on to the tacky glue.  I repeated this  on the embossed red cardstock before putting it all together.

Products Used
ULT157837 Ultimate Crafts - The Ritz - Rose Trellis Embossing Folder
ULT157826 Ultimate Crafts - The Ritz - 12x12 paper pad
ULT157852 Ultimate Crafts - The Ritz - Flourished Harp decorative die
ULT157849 Ultimate Crafts - The Ritz - Artdeco Waves Border decorative die
ULT157848 Ultimate Crafts - The Ritz - Classy Flower decorative die
ULT157853 Ultimate Crafts - The Riz - Deco Feather decorative die
ULT157838 Ultimate Crafts - The Ritz - Geometric Embossing Folder
CO724298 Couture Creations Bulk Flowers - Camden Beaded Cottage
CO725355 Couture Creations Foil - Vintage Matte Gold 
CO725410 Couture Creations Mirror Board - Matte Gold 2#
ULT200045 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Paper Bag
ULT200077 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Precious
ULT200067 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Garnet

Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today.  


16 July 2017

Christmas in July

Hi Everyone

I am back again for my next July post.

I have to say that I really like the new Tina Higgins Let Every Day be Christmas range from Couture Creations.  I love how the colours aren't traditional going into yellows and greens/blues shying away from red.  I am even looking forward to using it for something not Christmas based shortly, so watch this space.

Today I have two Christmas cards to share.  They are both nice and quick to complete so let me show you what I've made.
My cards are a Z fold card using ephemera and my second card is an A framed card.

 CARD 1 - Z Fold Card

To start I cut a piece of Ultimate Crafts Ivory cardstock  to 5" x 8 1/2".  Next sore  at  2 3/4" and at 5 1/2".  Next trim off 1" as per the picture below.

I then chose patterned papers that I liked and cut them to size.  Prior to adhering I inked all my edges in a matching green.

I selected several different Ephemera pieces and adhered them to the front of the card and along long narrow piece.  To finish I used some of the 2mm pearls in Sunflower.  Some close up photos are below.

 CARD 2 - A Frame card 

To start I made a frame from patterned paper and put 3D foam mounting tape on the reverse.  Next I cut a piece of Mirror Board in Damask matte gold and adhered it to my card base, then placed my foam mounted frame on top.

Next I die cut out of matte gold Mirror Board the Merry Christmas sentiment.  
It came out just so pretty.

I forgot to take a couple of photos but I also die cut in the matte gold Mirror Board the Christmas Branches.  I also mounted 2 more patterned paper on some ivory cardstock after inking the edges in a matching gold ink.  I also did this at the end around the entire front of the card. I mounted the 25th December tag from the Ephemera pack on some Battle Fatigue green card stock and fussy cut and edge around it.

I layered it all together, added a matching flower, a little green lace and gold baubles to finish it off. There are some close up photos below.


I hope you enjoyed viewing my post and my two cards.  

Take card and see you again soon.