Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Couture Creations is proud to be sponsoring classes at Australia’s premier event for people who love scrapbooking, card making, stamping, photography and mixed media.
The Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo will be held in Brisbane on June 8 to 10, 2013 from Saturday to Monday, over the June long weekend.

3 of our Design Team Tracey Cooley, Kerrie Gurney & Sue Smyth will be teaching all bringing their own style to their classes.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Card Set with Tracey Cooley

Session 1: 9.30am – 11.30am

Skill level: All levels

Enter the world of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and create a set of cards perfect for any occasion using the new Couture Creations Premium 3 in 1 collection. Combine stamps, dies and an embossing folder and create a stunning set of cards in matching combinations.
Class includes: Couture Creations 3 in 1 Collection Stamp, Die Cut and Emboss, embellishments, tools and adhesives, Couture Creations & Core’dinations Cardstock.
Products supplied by Couture Creations
Students bring: Basic tool kit, one 5.7 acrylic stamp block, one deep purple pigment ink pad.
Class cost: $45


We’re All Mad Layout with Kerrie Gurney

Session 2: 12noon – 2pm

Skill level: All levels

In this class you will create a layout showcasing the fun side of your life. We will be using Couture Creations Decorative Dies & Embossing Folders. You will also learn how to get more from your dies and embossing folders.
Class includes: Couture Creations Embossing Folder, decorative die, tools.
Products supplied by Couture Creations
Students bring: Basic tool kit, one 5” x 7” photo of a fun family moment.
Class cost: $45

Alice’s Shrunken Trinket Dress Form with Sue Smyth

Session 3: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Skill level: All levels

Let Sue take you down the rabbit hole into a whimsical world and create this shabby vintage look trinket pin cushion. You will create flowers from dies, learn masking and all things creative. Using Couture Creations Dies and Embossing Folders you will take home a treasured decorative piece for your craft room.
Class includes: Dress Form, Couture Embossing Folder, creating with doily dies, nesting dies, ribbon, lace, beads, buttons and more.
Products supplied by Couture Creations
Students bring: Basic tool kit, paper piercing tool, Dimensional Magic, foam paint brush, gloves if you don’t like getting your hands dirty.
Class cost: $45


You will learn some great techniques during these classes and also receive loads of  great Couture Creations Products along with giveaways and loads of fun. Our tutors have chosen and Alice In Wonderland theme and will be decking out their classroom with loads of Alice d├ęcor, and there is talk that some of them may even dress the part...
So guess which one of our Couture Creations Tutors will be wearing these at the Expo!!!!



Leave a comment here, which tutor you think will be wearing these boots at the show.
If you guess correctly and have booked into the class you will go into the draw to win a prize pack, which will be given to you in class.
(This is only open to those booked into any of our classes over the 3 days)


Monday, April 22, 2013


Well it's up... My first couture creations video...drop on over to the couture creations blog and take a look see...

Friday, April 19, 2013


Yep that's right my laptop is back in action... not the same but good enough.. just have to load everything back onto it now!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Got my laptop back after $335 and still not right so back it went to be formatted......bugger!

Monday, April 15, 2013


Well my laptop has finally died... Will not go past the starting windows screen so it is off at the computer Dr's... Thankfully I still have my iPad, but unfortunately I cannot do everything on it... Hopefully I will have my trusty laptop back in a couple of days. They say it could be my hard drive....Bugger! Keep your fingers crossed its not overly serious and does not cost me a fortune.

Monday, April 8, 2013


I love the technique on these cards, its one of my favourites, it makes for a great flash of colour and makes them bright and cheerful. So I thought I would share it with you.

To try this technique simply cut a piece of black Core dinations cardstock into a 5" x7" card base.
Then using a piece of Core dinations Black Magic cardstock cut 2 mats to fit using the back of the black magic as you coloured mat.  Take the smallest mat (black) and emboss using Couture Creations Elegance Taylor Embossing Folder. 
Using the Couture Creations Craft Knife cut around selected embossed images making sure NOT to cut right through the cardstock. ** keep your pressure firm but not hard, like scoring.
After scoring around your design simply flick up an edge with your craft knife so that you can see the coloured core underneath.

Then simply tear off the upper black layer of cardstock to reveal the coloured core below. **TIP if you make little mistakes around your cuts simply repair with a black pen.
You can do this technique to the entire embossed image or just here and there and lightly sand the rest with Couture Creations Sanding Block. ** Core dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock is also great for this technique.
Adhere all mats to the card base using Couture Creations Double Sided Tape and embellish as desired.
Couture Creations Product used
Keep on Creating!

Friday, April 5, 2013


Well I promised pics of my Phantom cake...I feel it looks a little basic but not quite sure how to make it more special.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I wonder if your old enough to remember the Phantom? You know The Ghost Who Walks... that purple spandex clad guy who had a horse named.....Hero and a wolf named Devil and live in the Skull cave! Well it is my Husbands Uncles birthday this weekend and it has fallen to me to do him a Phantom cake... So the cake is covered and the supplies for decorating purchased, now I am working myself up to attempt a Phantom painting on the top of it.... I have never done this before but I am not bad at such things, just hope I do not make him more look more like the Phantom of the Opera than the Ghost who walks.... So wish me luck. I will post pics tomorrow when finished.