Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Heart Of Christmas - The Paper Shelter Challenge

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...

It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Snowy Days.

Now here is my card 
using Heart Of Christmas
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.



Sentiment: LOTV Christmas Sentiment Tag. Dies: Memory Box Stitched Circle. Poppystamps Precious Snowflakes. Find It Trading Poinsettia Corner. Marianne Design Mini Poinsettias and Ivy. Impression Obsession Fir Trees.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas/Winter.
The 12 Months Of Christmas Linkup Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Beccys Challenges Blog.  Theme:  November Challenge.
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Make It Girly.
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog.  Theme:  November Chill.
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas Is Coming.
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Gemstones.
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Let It Snow.
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog.  Theme:  People Only.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Evening Branch Christmas Card - Le Petit Jardin

Hi Everyone, Anet here today and welcome to my post for Couture Creations.

As you all know Christmas is upon us. I made a Christmas card today on the Couture Creations Blog with the Couture Creations new release 

Le Petit Jardin Pattern Paper 
and 
Couture Creations Cardstock

Trim white cardstock to 11.4cm x 15cm, score and fold card base. Trim Delicate Medlar Cardstock to 11.8cm x 15.4cm. Adhere Delicate Medlar Cardstock onto white cardstock.

Cut the beautiful Le Petit Jardin pattern paper C0725414 to 10.2cm x 15.8cm and adhere onto Delicate Medlar Cardstock. Adhere to card front.


Die-Cut with Le Petit Jardin - Jardin Corners Die

Die-cut two Le Petit Jardin - Jardin Corners with Delicate Medlar Cardstock. Adhere to card front.


Die-Cut with Le Petit Jardin - Evening Branch Die
and
Foil with Thin Cutting Die Sentiment

  • Heat thin cutting die sentiment and GoPress & Foil Machine.
  • Place Heat Activated Foil with the shiny side down onto thin cutting die.  
  • Add Delicate Medlar Cardstock and close lid. Heat up for 30 seconds.
  • Wind slowly through die-cutting machine.

Die-cut with stitched circle die.

Die-cut six Le Petit Jardin - Evening Branches with Delicate Medlar Cardstock. Arrange in a circle and add onto stitched circle.



Die-cut three white cardstock Le Petit Jardin - Bending Branches.

  • Heat Metal Shim and GoPress & Foil Machine.
  • Place Heat Activated Foil with the shiny side down onto Metal Shim.
  • Add cardstock die-cut onto foil and close lid. Heat up for 30 seconds.
  • Wind slowly through die-cutting machine.


Die-cut a white cardstock Highland Christmas Reindeer.

  • Heat Metal Shim and GoPress & Foil Machine.
  • Place Heat Activated Foil with the shiny side down onto Metal Shim.
  • Add cardstock die-cut onto foil and close lid. Heat up for 30 seconds.
  • Wind slowly through die-cutting machine.

Add Le Petit Jardin - Bending Branches onto stitched circle and adhere to card front.


Adhere Highland Christmas Reindeer to card front to finish.


Here is the link to the video on how to foil a
Die-cut with the GoPress and Foil Machine:

Video Link



  • C0725032 GoPress and Foil Machine
  • C0725385 Foil - Gold Mirror - Heat Activated
  • C0725414 12 x 12 Paper - Le Petit Jardin - Double Sided Sheet 12A
  • ULT200002 Cardstock - 12 x 12 - Delicate Medlar (216gsm)
  • C0725937 Le Petit Jardin - Evening Branch Die
  • C0725932 Le Petit Jardin - Bending Branches Die
  • C0725938 Le Petit Jardin - Jardin Corners Die
  • C0726296 Highland Christmas - Reindeer Die
  • AD90016 Double Sided Tape 6mm

Other: Stitched Circle and Merry Christmas Sentiment Die.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas Critters.
Sweet Stampin Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
The 12 Months Of Christmas Linkup Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
ABC Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme: X for Xmas.
Beccys Challenges Blog.  Theme:  November Challenge.
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas Is Coming.
Alphabet Challenge Blog.  Theme:  R Is For Reindeer.
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas.
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas/Winter Sentiment.
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed how I created my card.  Have a wonderful day!

Anet

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Creative Inspiration Live 2019 - Meet Local Retailers

At Creative Inspiration Live 2019 we will be hosting some fantastic local retailers to come and meet you + help you through the trials and tribulations of creativity over our 2 days of classes and it's time to get to know them! You can learn more and register now for Creative Inspiration Live 2019 right here.


A Place to Create is located in Arana Hills and offers a large range of popular Couture Creations products in there beautiful store. If you are a local be sure to pop by and check out their amazing card classes: http://aplace2create.blogspot.com/


Mixed Gypsies just opened on the 10th November in Hillcrest and offers a spectacular range of Couture Creations products. This store also offers art classes for the locals so if you are interested check them out online for more: https://www.mixedgypsy.com/


Marker Maniacs is a local store located in Ashmore and stocks a great range of Couture Creations products, check them out online now to learn more about their fantastic offerings: http://www.markermaniacs.com.au/


Daisy Chain Scrapbooks is located in Nambour and offers some amazing Couture Creations kits and classes perfect for crafty locals, check them out online and visit in store today: http://www.daisychainscrapbooks.com/


Pink Cadillac Crafts offers a unique buying experience with specials and kits available now online and ships all across Australia, check them out online now: https://www.facebook.com/708719615932042/photos/1118790578219606/

Scrapbook Fantasies is located in Gladstone and offers a great range of Couture Creations products as well as customised card and scrapbooking classes + retreats all year round, find out more online now: http://www.scrapbookfantasies.com.au/blog/


Origami Crafts of Japan is on the move around Brisbane and comes to you with a fabulous collection of Couture Creations crafts and classes available now, just call Amelia on 0401 149 979 to organise an appointment!

Calligraphic Arts is located 214 Beaudesert Road, Moorooka just outside of Brisbane and offers coffee and cardmaking classes plus a tremendous collection of Couture Creations products, stop in 9-5 Monday to Friday.


Friday, 23 November 2018

Creative Inspiration Live 2019 - Meet Local Retailers

At Creative Inspiration Live 2019 we will be hosting some fantastic local retailers to come and meet you + help you through the trials and tribulations of creativity over our 2 days of classes and it's time to get to know them! You can learn more and register now for Creative Inspiration Live 2019 right here: https://buff.ly/2Qp6HKY


Bella Paperie are located in Brendale and offer a wide range of fantastic Couture Creations products. They offer brilliant kits and collections as well and post some amazing inspiration on their blog regularly, be sure to check them out now:


Created by You Paper Crafts is based in Burpengary and stocks a fantastic range of Couture Creations products. This store hosts a great range of classes each month for locals so jump on and take a look for dates and more details: http://createdbyyou.blogspot.com/.


Craft Giraffe is an online store only running from Greenslopes in inner city Brisbane and offers the perfect mix of Couture Creations scrapbooking and craft products to display and present your photos creatively. This store ships Australia wide so hop on over and check out their website today https://www.craftgiraffe.com.au/.


The Crafty Chain is a new store in Rochedale offering a fun and friendly environment to learn and grow your creativity, but also ships across Australia with their online store. Check them out online now: https://thecraftychain.com.au/

3 Tails Craft and Cards is based in North Lakes and describe themselves as specialists in card making, scrapbooking and invitation supplies. They stock a brilliant range of Couture Creations products and offer regular classes for locals, so get in touch if you are in the area for an unforgettable time.




Sunday, 18 November 2018

Creative Inspiration Live 2019

Creative Inspiration Live reveal


Good morning creatives!

Thanks for joining us again, today we have a MASSIVE reveal for you with downloads from all of our amazing tutors who attended Creative Inspiration 2017. Below you can download all of the class sheets from the event with instructions that you can adapt to make your own unbelievable makes as we near the holiday season the year.

In 2017 we focussed mainly on scrapbooking layout design and techniques with mixed media during Creative Inspiration Live with some featured bonus classes for card makers.

In our around Brisbane for March 2-3 next year, why not register for Creative Inspiration 2019!
More details and registrations open now at: https://couturecreations.com.au/pages/creative-inspiration-2019

Adriana Bolzon



Cariena Basson



Jo Simons



Tracey Cooley



Sue Smyth




Saturday, 17 November 2018

Country Maisy With Bird - Digi Designs Challenge

Hi Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at
and the Theme is Include A Sentiment.

Make sure you go over to Di's Digi Stamps and take a look at Di's beautiful Digital Stamps.  

Now here is my Desktop Easel Calendar
using Country Maisy With Bird digital stamp.
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.




Sentiment: LOTV Sentiment Tag. Dies: Couture Creations Scalloped Circle. Le Petit Jardin Bending Branches and Ring of Daisies. MFT Woodgrain Fence. Memory Box Stitched Circle. Distress Ink: Vintage Photo. Calendar: Couture Creations.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Get Creative Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything But A Card.
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.  Theme:  More Than One Fold.
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Make It Girly.
Fab 'n Funky Challenge Blog.  Theme:  With An Animal.
Love To Craft Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

So Comfy And So Fluffy - The Paper Shelter Challenge

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...

It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Christmas Is Coming.

Now here is my card 
using So Comfy And So Fluffy
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.



Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio Christmas Circles. Dies: MFT Woodgrain Fence. Impression Obsession Fir Trees. Marianne Design Ivy and Mini Poinsettias. Ranger Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

The 12 Months Of Christmas Linkup Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas Challenge
Crafty Animals Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
2 Crafty Critters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas Is Coming.
Beccys Challenges Blog.  Theme:  November Challenge.
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas/Winter.
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas.
ABC Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme: X for Xmas.
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Christmas Is Coming.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Couture Creations - Creative Inspiration Live 2019

What is Creative Inspiration Live 2019



Good morning to Couture Creations fans the world over!

  In 2017 we hosted an event in Brisbane, Australia with hundreds of local crafters in love with this creative life and together we created some amazing work over 2 full days of scrapbooking and card making. The results were fantastic and our attendees learned some amazing new techniques, made new friends, got a free GoCut and Emboss machine on the day and some exclusive content in their class kits PLUS access to some irresistible shopping specials.

Next week we will be revealing each one of the great projects from Creative Inspiration Live 2017 with instructions so keep your eyes out! But! Until then, let's get to know our fabulous tutors for Creative Inspiration Live 2019 as well as some of their amazing creative work online.

If you are going to be in Brisbane on March 2-3 2019, consider registering for our next one of a kind public event! Details and registration form here: https://couturecreations.com.au/inspiration

If you have any questions or queries about the event, please email us at:


My name is Michelle and in the online world some of you might also know me as Mrs Frizz. I love to create with paper, cardstock, paint, mists, gesso, metal dies, canvases, flowers, chipboard, off the page projects.  I love adding ‘bitsers’ to my creativity.  I love to play a little, that really should say, I love to be creative. I work full time as an executive assistant, but when I’m not at work, friends and family know that they can find me at home in my craft room. You can normally find me playing, oops, that really should read, creating in my messy crafty space - it makes me happy.  It’s my ‘me’ time, it’s what I do to relax. I enjoy cardmaking, making tags, mixed media, anything paper related, altered art and off the page projects and yes, I do still create the occasional scrapbook layout and I love making little boxes for little treasures and trinkets for friends and family.

You can find my creations here on my blog:


My name is John Bloodworth and I am, like you, an arts and craft enthusiast and have been so for over 30 years. I have previously worked as a TV producer, a role in which I created over 10,000 hours of TV and internet content about arts and crafts. Having recently completed the All Counties Craft Challenge - a creative fund raising campaign in aid of Mind, the mental health charity. - I am now engaged in a variety of activities including demonstrating arts and crafts on TV, designing my own range of products and also sharing my creative passions under my online pseudonym, Gentleman Crafter.

You can find my creations here on my blog:


My name is Collette and I have been in love with paper all my life.
I remember cutting out and collecting those little paper dolls and their amazing wardrobes from a very young age; I still hunt them out today! I opened a craft shop 14 years ago and of course I had a HUGE papercrafting department. I really enjoyed running classes and had an amazing group of ladies who come week after week, some for 14 years! Although I love all forms of paper play, I am a passionate card maker and have a love of the more unusual ‘foundation’ cards. A few years ago I won Australia’s Card Maker of the Year, and feature most months in a variety of card making magazines. I have also been on a few Design Teams which has been amazing fun! I am a passionate YouTuber and love to bring my more creative cards to life with You Tube classes and am blessed to have thousands of followers from all around the world.

You can find my creations here on my blog:


I have been scrapbooking, card and paper crafting for over 20 years. It is a hobby and my creative out let which I am totally passionate about. I believe that preserving memories is important. You will always find me in my craft room creating, experimenting with different techniques and playing with new products. My mission is to inspire others to give it a go. Another passion of mine is creating altered art pieces, turning everyday items into works of art.  My work has been shared on many paper-crafting Design Teams and published in many paper-crafting magazines around the world. I am so excited to be creating again for Couture Creations, along with the other talented Design Team Members, we hope to inspire you all with our projects.

You can find my creations here on my blog:


Thursday, 8 November 2018

Couture Creations - Creative Inspiration

Creative Inspiration Live Registrations are now Live! 
2 March 2019 at 09:00 – 3 March 2019 at 17:00
Sunnybank Community and Sports Centre 
located at 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank.


Come and join us for 2 whole days in Brisbane filled with amazing classes taught by renowned tutors PLUS make some new crafty friends, pick up a BONUS GoPress and Foil machine on the day, get the first look and access to brand new collections as well as our pop up shop!! 
Last year we had some amazing experiences with you and so we are doing it again, register now at this link: https://buff.ly/2Ouw3Ft
AND.. You can also come and meet some of our favourite local retailers in Brissy to help guide and assist you each day including:
Bella Paperie
Craft Giraffe
Created By You Paper Crafts
3 Tails Craft and Cards
Calligraphic Arts
Daisy Chain Scrapbooks
Marker Maniacs
Mixed Gypsy Scrapbooking Arts and Crafts
Origami Crafts Japan
Pink Cadillac Crafts
Scrapbook Fantasies
The Crafty Chain


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Rose Desktop Calendar - Anet #2 November

Hi Everyone, welcome to my post today.  I have used the beautiful new release

from Couture Creations to create this Desktop Calendar on the Couture Creations Blog today.




Trim a piece of white cardstock to 11.4cm x 29cm. Score at 12cm, 24cm, 26cm and 28cm. Fold to create calendar base. Trim a piece of Caloden Cardstock to 11.8cm x 12.3cm.

Le Petit Jardin Pattern Paper

Cut the beautiful Le Petit Jardin pattern paper C0725457 to 10.2cm x 12.7cm and adhere to Caloden Cardstock. Adhere onto calendar front using double sided tape.



Trim a piece of Caloden Cardstock to 6.7cm x 8cm and adhere onto calendar. Adhere onto calendar front using 3D foam tape.


Die-cut Le Petit Jardin pattern paper C0725451 with a Couture Creations - Oval Die. Foil with Le Petit Jardin - Morning Flourish Decorative Die and adhere onto scalloped oval.



Die-cut Caloden Cardstock with a Couture Creations - Scalloped Oval Die. Adhere to calendar front using 3D foam tape.


Adhere foiled pattern paper oval onto scalloped oval.


Ultimate Crafts - Diecut 'N Bond 



Adhere to foiled pattern paper oval to finish.


Here is the link to the video on 
how to Foil a Thin Cutting Die 
and how to use Diecut 'N Bond

Video Link


  • C0725032 GoPress and Foil Machine
  • C0725385 Couture Creations Foil - Gold Mirror - Heat Activated
  • C0725457 12 x 12 Paper - Le Petit Jardin - Double Sided Sheet 10
  • C0725451 12 x 12 Paper - Le Petit Jardin - Double Sided Sheet 06A
  • ULT200021 Cardstock - 12 x 12 - Caloden (250gsm)
  • ULT200011 Cardstock - 12 x 12 - Mystique (250gsm)
  • C0725940 Le Petit Jardin - Sunlit Rosebud Mini Die
  • C0725942 Le Petit Jardin - Morning Flourish Decorative Die
  • C0725932 Le Petit Jardin - Bending Branches Die
  • C0723045 Couture Creations - Scalloped Oval Nesting Die
  • C0723044 Couture Creations - Oval Nesting Die
  • ULT157644 Ultimate Crafts - Diecut 'N Bond 
  • C0726243 Couture Creations Calendar Tabs 2019
  • AD90016 Couture Creations Double Sided Tape 6mm
  • AD90017 Couture Creations Double Sided Tape 12mm

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Pretty Papers.
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.  Theme:  More Than One Fold.
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.  Theme: 2 or more Patterned Papers.
Get Creative Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything But A Card.
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's Art World Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed how I created my calendar.  Have a wonderful day!

Anet


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