Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Hi Everyone 

I am lucky enough in my life to be able to spend some time at my children's school. Whilst spending time with students and teachers I have been able to make some lovely friendships. Which led the music teacher to give me some instruments that the school was retiring. One of which was a violin that had some broken parts. So I took my Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mixed Media to it and this is what happened.

I started this piece by first removing all the hardware ie chinrest, tail piece, bridge and strings etc  from the violin. then I gave a light sand with the fine side of the Couture Creations Sanding Block.
Then I gave it a few coats of Couture Creations Anna Griffin Acrylic Gesso before painting it with white acrylic paint. 

I added some of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment Powders to some more white paint and the brushed it into the white paint while it was slightly wet still, adding more white here and there for effect. 

I then mixed some of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Matte Texture Paste with some Couture Creations Glitter and using one of the gorgeous Couture Creations Anna Griffin Creeping Vines Stencils spread the mix over the Lower Bout of the violin and let it dry. 

I painted some of the left over mix onto the turn keys.And with some Couture Creations Turbo Glue Pen I added some silver leafing to the scroll, finger board and Tail piece.

I embellished the waist with some Couture Creations Camden Cottage Roses and other embellishments I had lying around in my stash. 

I added some of the Couture Creations 3mm Pearls and adhesive Rhinestones to a metal flower that I had lying around which made it the perfect match for the colours I had used on the violin itself.

I then put it all back together including the fine tuners and using silver cord as strings. 

I love love love the way it turned out and will be giving it back to the school to use on their Christmas stall at the end of the year. 

Couture Creations Products used 

Monday, October 10, 2016


Hi Everyone 

I've been feeling a little nostalgic this week, I have no idea why or how the feelings came to bare but it has transfered into my cardmaking. This gorgeous old world card is the fruit that these feelings has bought out in me. 

Pink and brown are one of my favourite colour combos so I started with a pretty pink card base at 5"x7" and a chocolate mat at 4.6" x 6.6". I aged them a little by distressing the edges with my Couture Creations non stick Scissors. 

Then using the Couture Creations Craft Mat I mixed some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix and Match Pigment powder n brown with some alcohol and a couple of drops of dimensional magic. I mixed a spread it with my fingers to bead it slightly and then i dropped my mat over the top and pressed it down 

I spritzed the Ultimate Crafts Oh La La Sia's Scenery embossing folder with a dark brown spritz and added the same mat to be embossed.

I then ran it through the Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss machine (love this machine soooo much).

This is the result of the last couple of steps... I have angled the mat to best show you the gorgeous shine and shimmer that the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix and Match Pigment Powders give. 

Across the mat horizontally I added some Ultimate Crafts Oh La La ribbon and lace pack trim, over this I added a pink hessian strip. 

I then cut a dark brown piece of Ultimate Crafts Cardstock with the Ultimate Crafts Oh La La Climbing Flowers Border die, and added it over the pink hessian 

\I then added some flowers to the left hand side of my card in matching colours.

The best thing about the Couture Creations Bulk Flowers is that they all come in white, so I can change the colours to anything I want with a bit of ink or spritz, the one above I spritzed and nice off white colour to match my colour scheme, to the centre I added some of the Oh La La Mixed sequins.

I had an old mini frame lying around that was perfect for framing these gorgeous little Oh La La Happy Lives stamps from the ---- set. They are so super cute and were just perfect to fit inside the frame. I added some strung seed beads to my flower cluster also and a hanging bead to give it some more old world character.

then I cut the beautiful Oh La La Framed Art Deco butterfly set to the opposite end of the seed beads.

I just love the feel of this card and I am going to keep it for a while until I find just the right person to give it too!!!

Art Deco Products Used 

Monday, September 26, 2016


Hi Everyone 

I'm not sure about you guys but I know that my camera and smart phone get quite a lot of use at Christmas time. From trimming the tree to opening presents and even just simply lazing about there is always a photo being taken. So to get some of those shots scrapbooked before I am inundated with more from this year I thought a quick Christmas Layout was the key.

This layout is so simple to achieve with just a few supplies including the Couture Creations Be Merry and Classic Paper Pad and a few of the Be Merry Snowflake Dies. I have used all the snowflake dies in the collection. Be Merry Maria's Fractal, Layered Snowflake Set and Emilia's Pride. 

Simply Take a piece of Ultimate Crafts Cardstock and distress the edges. Then trim a piece of Be Merry Classic Pattern Paper from the Paper Pad then distress the edges and adhere to the cardstock base. Then spritz a matching colour over the centre area. 

Then with your gorgeous Snowflake dies cut various sizes from Couture Creations Be Merry and Bright Glitter Sheets and Vellum. Cut mats from matching papers to match the size of your Photograph (mine is a 3x4") Distress the edges of your mats and place your random snowflakes underneath. 

Add the larges and smallest snowflakes in alternate colours to the bottom corner of your photo. And then add a couple more smaller ones here and there. Finish off with a piece of twisted silver twine, and you are all done. 

Simple but effective. 

Friday, September 23, 2016


Hi Everyone 

I am so very honoured to be featured in the latest edition (97) of Australian Simply Cards.
A Huge Thank you to Art Deco Creations for the opportunity to showcase my work in this edition.
Edition 97 is packed full of gorgeous Christmas Projects including 5 pages of step by step instructions for 6 different vintage feel cards designed by me and featuring the BAND NEW Ultimate Crafts Seasons Greetings Collection.

Featured on the cover! (bottom left corner)

and the GET IN TOUCH information!

and pages 53, 54, 55, 56 & 57

I am just a little EXCITED!!!

Pick your copy of  Australian Simply Cards up at your local newsagent.
You can visit to find your local Ultimate Crafts Stockist.

Monday, September 12, 2016


HI Everyone 
Well its just around the corner isn't it? Christmas....its so close now. 
I love love love my christmas tree... Its black and I am a little particular with it. Its only allowed to have silver decorations on it. I am such a shocker with it that I let my kids decorate, then after they go to bed I redo it..... (I know, its not good) I had wanted this tree ever since I saw one at a Christmas shop years and years ago. I thought that it would be nice with the New Couture Creations Be Merry and Classic Range.

I started with a page from te Be Merry and Classic Paper Pad and lightened the print with some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso, then using some Couture Creations Anna Griffin texture paste and mixing in some Couture Creations Pigment Powder I spread it over the let dry. 

Then around my photograph I added a Couture Creations North Star Doily die cut cut in half and placed on either side. 

I then added some faux rhinestones and lace, a bit of paint, some sequins

Couture Creations Products Used
CO724911 Be Merry and Classic Paper Pad 
CO724913 Be Merry and Classic Ephemera Se 
CO724942 Be Merry Swirling layered Stars
CO724944 Be Merry North Star Doily Set
CO724866 Anna Griffin Pigment powders
CO724867 Anna Griffin Texture Paste

Monday, August 22, 2016

Life is a Journey

Hi Everyone 

My turn on the Blog today and I have created a little 5x5 card to feature today. 

to create this little gem I cut some Ultimate Craft Cardstock in Denim to a 5x5 card base.
Then I added a layer of canvas with frayed edges for effect. 

Then in one corner I folded the edge back for a more vintage look.
I then cut some more denim cardstock and tore off the same corner.
I cut a Couture Creations Sea Breeze Cardinal Frame in matching cardstock and placed it in between the cardstock and a piece of Sea Breeze pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad. As shown below.

Then I added a Sea Breeze Metal Charm to offset the frame.

I then added some embellishments from the Sea Breeze Collection including the Sea Breeze Ephemera, Chipboard Die Cuts, cabochons and some gauze. Along with a matching Sea Breeze Windy Flourish Die Cut and a ships wheel Die cut using the Sea breeze Compass and Wheel Die


I added a small chipboard sentiment to finish off. 

This card was really quick and very easy to achieve, I hope you can use it on one of those occasions that you need a card in a hurry. 

Thanks for stopping by.

 Products Used 
Ultimate Craft Cardstock 

Monday, August 8, 2016


Hi Everyone 

I am not sure why, but at the moment I am really loving shaker cards.....
So with a little help from some Couture Creations Acetate and some sequin I came up with this sweet little shaker for any occasion.

this 6x4 inch gem is just the right size to post or to pop on a gift. 
To Start I cut a 6x4 card base from Ultimate Craft Cardstock then I cut a coloured mat and a slightly smaller white one.

from the white mat I cut 2 Couture Creations Beautiful Life Fluttershy die cuts randomly.
I kept one of the Fluttershy die cuts for later

I added some Couture Creations Acetate over the back of my cut outs and then surrounded them with Couture Creations foam tape and added some mixed sequin 

I then adhered some scrap white cardstock to the foam tape (I added white because I wanted the sequin against white cardstock). Then add this to your coloured mat and then to your card base 

I then added some Couture Creations Flowers in a cluster.
I took the centre from some and the leaves from others to add to my cluster.

then I added the Fluttershy Die Cut, I folded his wings up to look like he is in flight.

then i added a couple of Flitterby die cuts from the Couture Creations Beautiful Life Flitterby and Flowersigh die .
I stamped a Sentiment from the Ultimate Craft Magnolia Lane Stamp set and added some random 

Thanks for s topping by 

Products Used

Ultimate Craft