Friday, January 31, 2014


My super cute 4 year old soon to be 5 started school this week... she was so excited to go and by the 3rd day did not want me to walk her to class any longer... what a shame she has to be signed in and out every day.


We are very excited to now offer you a FREE magazine filled with inspiring projects created by our fabulous Design Team using our latest releases.
Pop into your local papercraft store to collect your FREE copy or if you can't wait you can view it online.
Issue 1 features our 3 newest releases which are shipping now
Madeline Ornamental Lace Dies
The Harmony Embossing Folder Collection
Secret Treasures Decorative Dies


We hope you enjoy the first issue of our  FREE Creative Inspiration Magazine.

Couture Creations: Couture Creations 2014 Design Team Call

Do you love creating with Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies?

Do you love creating fun and innovative projects?

Do you have an active blog?

Are you active on Social Media?

Do you take fabulous photographs and write great steps by step instructions?

If you said YES to all of the above we would love you to apply join our 2014 Design Team …we are looking for a new Design Team to represent our brand with fabulous projects that make Couture Creations products the star of the show.

If you think you have what we are looking for then please apply.

If you are successful your commitment to our Design Team will be for 12 months and will run from April 2014 through to March 2015.

Benefits to you for being on our team include
Receive a generous starter kit filled with Couture Creations products including tools and adhesives.
Receive Couture Creations new releases before they are released
Product from other companies that we will be partnering with throughout the year.
Exposure on our blog and through our International Distributors.
Exposure in our Creative Inspiration Magazine (this is our FREE Magazine that goes to all stores stocking our products internationally and is also available online)
Have your projects displayed at Craft Shows including CHA
Possible Teaching opportunities.

What we require from you;

A  full12 month  commitment with
2 posts per month posted on our blog with step by step instructions, product list and photos. These can be  Layouts, Cards, Mini Albums, Off the Page or Home D├ęcor projects, you can mix it up or do what you are most comfortable doing.
2 Projects with products list and step by steps for our Creative Inspiration Magazine, these will need to be posted to us to be professionally photographed.
Take part in Blog Hops with our partnering companies.
In the lead up to CHA we will ask for extra projects for display on our stand at CHA.

How do you apply?
email by Friday 14th February 2014 including the following;
* Full contact information (name, address, contact number, email address, web/blog address)
* Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you think are your design strengths
* Tell us why you would enjoy being part of our design team
* Let us know if you have been in or are now in any other design teams.
* On your blog, create a post including a minimum of 4 projects that you have created using Couture Creations products, they do not have to be new projects, we will also be looking at your photography skills as well as  tutorials on your blog.
Title the post “Couture Creations 2014 Design Team Audition”
(You must have an online presence to audition for our design team)

We ask that our designers have dedication to our brand and would like applicants that are serving on no more than 3 design teams and on no design teams that have similar products to us.
Depending on how many entrants we have we may also introduce a final round, but entrants from this first round will be chosen by the 14th Feb 2014 and notified via email..

This call is open internationally to anyone in a country we distribute to; you can view our Distributors online via

We will announce our 2014 Design Team on 28th Feb. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Hi Creators
My youngest daughter has just started Primary school so it reminded me that I had not created a layout for her first day of Kindy. I remember this day very well as I tried my hardest not to get upset when I dropped her off but alas, I am a sook and blubbered all the way home... She was so little...her favourite toy was Mickey Mouse at the time and she was so excited to go to kindy but

I am loving the new Secret Treasures and Madeline ranges of dies and the Harmony emboss folders that have come out this month!!! Here is a couple of ideas on how to use them.
A great way to add a mat to your lace die is to trace around the edge of the die itself and then cut out with a pair of Couture Creations Precision Scissors.

then cut out your lace die in an alternate colour, I have used the Couture Creations Madeline Collection Les Fleurs Ornamental Lace Die.

The Couture Creations Circle Nesting dies are just perfect for making a silhouette of Mickey Mouse. Simply cut one large circle and 2 small and voila! Add a bow to turn Mickey into Minnie.
Flowers: cut 3 large Couture Creations Secret Treasures Retro Flower and 4 med. Ink edges if desired. Spritz with water and press centre into a mouse pad or moulding pad ( I used a sharpie for the large flower and a paintbrush handle for the small).

 Once dry pinch each petal to give a 3D effect. Next adhere layers alternately to form entire blossom.

Leave the larger petals off to make smaller blossom..To make your flowers a little more special spray with spray adhesive and sprinkle with glitter... if desired add a Couture Creation Adhesive Gemstone to finish off the centre.
I seem to use a certain size of my Couture Creations Adhesive Gemstones more than the others, so I have found a great way to use your left over Gemstones is to make your own Bling flourish... simply draw a flourish, freehand or with a stencil and add your gems.. These look great in mixed colours too.
Keep on Creating!

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723524 Secret Treasures Die Retro Flowers
CO723552 Secret Treasures Die Bird Song
CO723517 Secret Treasures Die Party Banner
CO723527 Secret Treasures Die Classic Chevron
CO723534 Secret Treasures Die Square Plaque
CO723243 Madeline Lace Die Les Fleurs
CO723635 Harmony Emboss Folder Journal Cards
CO721984 Double Sided Tape 12mm
CO721961 Foam Tape 12mm
CO721994 Adhesive Gemstones Pink Diva
CO723040 Nesting Dies Circle

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I am counting down the days until I leave to visit Anaheim and CHA... I must admit I am getting a little excited and nervous. Thanks so much to my MIL and my Parents for looking after my kids whilst I will be away.. If you happen to be heading to CHA don't forget to look me up at the Art Deco Stand... As I will be on this stand with Couture Creations.