Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Hi Everyone

Today I would like to share my 2nd ever mixed media layout... I have been inspired by all the wonderful mixed media artist everywhere including our very mixed media guru's.. I am fairly happy with it but would love your feedback.

I first created my mixed media background with texture paste, embossing powder, stamps, spritz, walnut ink and gesso....Then I cut a strip of matching pattern paper and used 2 borders from the Couture Creations Momento Lace Die Chandeleirs Set. down each side. after touching them with a bit of gesso and chocolate embossing powder.

Then I tucked a ruffle underneath the bottom of the strip and under my photograph.
To make the ruffle I simply cut a Couture Creations Momento Lace Die Cappuccino and cut into the centre and around the edge of the first detail. then spritzed it with water to soften the fibres.

then I gently gathered the inner edge being careful not to fold the outer edge.

By gathering the inner edge your Lace die will become straight... Let your ruffle dry and run some Couture Creations Double Sided Tape along the gathered edge.

I added some gesso to the ruffle before adding to my Layout.
I did the same to my photograph to add some interest (not that my darling daughter is not interesting!)

I then added some flowers and used some Couture Creations Adhesive Gemstones and Pearls to make the centres pretty...

I then used the Couture Creations Secret Treasure Honeycomb Strip to add some honeycomb shapes around my Layout and complemented them with some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Nested Hexagons and some stickers.

Don't forget to Join Kerrie Gurney and myself Tomorrow and Thursday for some $10 Couture Creations Class at Photo Continental... We will be there all day both days and would love to see you!!
Places are selling fast so please book ahead to avoid disappointment!
book online here!!!

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to visit the Couture Creations blog!


Couture Creations Products Used
CO723528 Secret Treasures Decorative Die Honeycomb Strip
CO723245 Momento Lace Die Cappuccino
CO723247 Momento  Lace Die Chandeliers Set
CO721985 6ml Double Sided Tape
CO723816 Craft Glue Spots
CO721955 Non Stick Scissors
CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723818 Qick release Die Paper

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


are teaching classes using the latest releases from Couture Creations 
at the Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo
June 7th - 9th 2014
Class descriptions are on the website now and classes go
You will find the girls in Classroom 9
Places are Limited so don't delay book your place today
here is a sneak peek at their classes


Thursday, April 10, 2014


Hi Everyone
Tracey Cooley and Kerrie Gurney are teaching 4 classes each at Photo Continental's Relaunch.
Both Tracey and Kerrie and doing 2 card classes and 2 layout classes each day on Wednesday 30th April and Thursday 1st May.

Bookings are now open and places are limited.
Classes are just $10 and include all materials.
 Visit Photo Continental's website to secure your place today

Quick Card

Hi Everyone
So very excited to be back with Couture Creations and to be working with some extremely talented designers. Just a quick one from me today. Loving the new Momento Ornamental Lace Dies...
I made this card recently for a good friend of mine that is about to have twins...God Bless her...

I started with a 5x7 card base and distressed the edges by rubbing the edge of my Couture Creations Precision Non Stick Scissors back and forth to rough them up and then I inked the edges.

I repeated this technique on all my pattern papers as well. I then cut the Cappuccino Lace Die from the Momento Collection from matching Core'dinations Cardstock.

after cutting the Lace die with the help of the Couture Creations Metal Adaptor Mat (OMG I love this metal mat... My machine is a little tired and the rollers sometime do not give me enough pressure and my dies do not cut right through but this mat fixes all my problems yay!) I then embossed with the die using the Couture Creations Universal Embossing Mat, this left the most exquisite detail, take a look!

I inked the edges and using a Couture Creations Sponge Dauber I inked the detail as well, stamped a sentiment in the middle and then placed it on my card.
I then added some pre made flowers using the Couture Creations 3D Glue Spots to give them a little lift. (look how thick these glue spots are!! awesome!)

I added some greenery with the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Aurora Vine. Cutting them down and slipping them behind the flowers.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today and don't forget to enter our awesome giveaway!!
And if your in Brisbane, join Kerrie Gurney and I at Photo Continental in May for some Couture Creations classes!
No...no dress up at this one! (sad face)



Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Ok so I was asked to put some pics of my scraproom up on my blog... I did this room about 3 or 4 years ago and it took about 4 months to do...and I have been adding to it aver that time also... I have a bit of a fascination with Africa and wanted my room to be black and white (one of my fav colour combos) and what better pattern to have found... I now Share this room with my sister Lesa and my Best Friend Alia who both keep there scrapping gear here as this is where we craft anyway.

embossing station

stamp and tools cupboards

flowers, dies, stamps extra tapes etc
ribbons, punches, embossing folders and album cupboard
machine table and big screen TV
Light Box, tote storage and bits and bobs cupboard
stickers, flowers and bling
embellishments. paper and cardstock
inspirational beams and ceiling!
I love this space..... if only I could keep it clean!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hi Creators

I was walking around a homemaker shop a couple of weeks ago and picked a large wooden spoon for a couple of $$ and decided it needed a face lift before I hung it my kitchen. So with a little help from Couture Creations and some blackboard paint, I now have a cute little blackboard for my kitchen. I think  I am going to write one of my daughters sight words on each week so she sees it on every visit to the kitchen and it will hopefully help her remember the words.
I started by painting the spoon the desired colour and then white washing it. I then painted the ladle end with blackboard paint and let dry.
I then wrapped some hessian around the handle with some natural fibre, ribbon and bow.
Then I made some small roses to embellish it with. To make the roses I did the following.
From the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Retro Flower Die cut 7 of the medium flowers from Couture Creations Sew Jo Pattern Paper Pad.
Then pinch all the petals on all flowers.. bend petal upwards on all flower with the exception of one.
Bend the petals on this flower too but do it upside down.. touch each petal of this flower with glue and squeeze together to form a bud as below.
Layer the rest of the flowers alternately adhering the bud in the centre.
repeat for a second rose and pop these on your project. I have also used the Couture Creations Madeline Ornatmental Lace Dies Waterlily and cut it in half to tuck behind my roses with some gauze.
Thanks for Visiting... Don't forget to check out the latest addition of Creative Inspiration Magazine.
Keep on Creating!

Couture Creations Products used
CO723238 Madeline Lace Die - Waterlily Set
CO723524 Secret Treasures Decorative Die - Retro Flower
CO723815 Glue Spots Mini
CO723816  Glue Spots Craft