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