Thursday, January 19, 2017

A litttle more Christmas Scrapping

Hi and thanks so much for popping by my little part of the cyber world.
 
Just another quick share today.  I have scrapped a few more Christmas pics.  Normally Christmas photos take forever for me to scrap.  This year I found the papers really grabbed me and made we want to get my creative on!
 
I have to say these papers were a challenge for me as they are quite "busy" but I'm really happy with how they turned out!.
 
Hehehehe these silly Christmas props actually gave us a lot of fun!
 

 
I added a touch of gold to this one.
 
 
This last layout was with a different paper lane.  It was a Bella Boulevard line with lots of cutesy images.  I know - not something I would normally scrap with but good to challenge yourself right?
 
 
I still have a couple more pics to scrap from Christmas but have to say that novelty has worn thin a little bit so may have a break and get back to those Christmas photos a little later on.
 
Thanks for popping by!
 
Jo


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christmas scrapping

Hello!  Well can you believe we are already half way through January!
 
 
So I decided that I would get my Christmas scrap on and I have already started scrapping last years Christmas pics.  Here is a couple of what I have created.
 

These papers are very different to what I would normally use.  They are the Christmas line from Pink Fresh Studios.  I think that's what I like about them - they are so bright, fresh and clean.
 

 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
Jo


Saturday, January 7, 2017

You Make Me Happy

Hello friends and a Happy New Year to you all!
 
I hope this year brings you all much love and happiness!
 
Today I have a layout to share with you all.
 
 
I am still very much enjoying using the Ooh La La paper range and I have also added my favourite die from the new Ornamental Affair die collection.
 
Here is a quick run down on how I created my layout.
 
 
I first started with a little of the Anna Griffin Texture paste and also my favourite stencil - Secret Garden Damask.
 
Using a plate I traced a circle.  Before hand stitched around the  line you have traced I stamped using the Sunshine Flourishes stamp set from the Ooh La La collection.
 



I then cut two of the Everly Background die and embossed them in gold embossing powder.  I then rubbed a black inkpad lightly over the top to give it a little more depth.
 
When my texture paste was dry I also rubbed light a blue inkpad over the top just to pick up a bit of colour from the photo.
 
I then set about layering paper and diecuts and of course a doily :)
 
Here are a couple of close ups.
 
 




Thanks so much for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
 
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Beautiful Moments - Seasons Greetings

Thanks so much for stopping by.
 
Yep its almost that time of the year - CHRISTMAS!
 
Say what!!!!!  No!!! I'm still scrapping photos from two Christmas's ago!
 
Today I have a layout using the Seasons Greetings paper line
 
 
I do tend to scrap very straight lined and when I have a few pics I always seem to gravitate to a grid layout.  This worked perfectly this time as it gave me the right amount of space to make a layered cluster in the bottom corner .



I made the cluster using the he card makers pack.  and some of the papers.  I layered papers and then some of the die cuts on top of each other with foam tape.    Once the paper cluster was done I embellished with the super pretty mixed primrose and mixed poinsettias  as well as that sweet little teddy in stocking ephemera piece again from the card makers pack.
 

 
I made another small cluster at the tope of the page and then splattered with some of the Anna Griffin Gesso that had been watered down just a little.  I love how the splattering of white paint just gives the whole page a little lift and dimension.
 
I would just like to take the opportunity now to wish all of you wonderful people out there a safe, happy and blessed Christmas.  Thank you to each and everyone of you that support us and for all the beautiful comments that are left on our Facebook page and blog.  I can guarantee that each comment is read and very much valued!
 
Until next time
 

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Monday, December 12, 2016

The Adventure Begins with Couture Creations

Its me - Jo!  Back again today with yet another layout to share.
 
 
Today I am using the super cool Wild and Free collection from Couture Creations.
 
These papers are awesome not only for pics of the zoo but for your boys too!
 
The photo I have chosen to use is one that was taken on my honeymoon just a couple of years ago in Tasmania.  We decided to stop in and have a look at the Tasmanian Devils at a wildlife park in Mole Creek and ended up with wombat cuddles!! Yep totes the highlight of my trip!
 

This layout come about really quickly.  I layered some papers then pulled out a couple of dies.  Yep there is also one of the heart doilies from the Ooh La La collection (just coz I can't help myself).  There is also another couple of doily like dies.  The small black one that is peaking through is called Akua Doily.  I really like the tribal feel it has.  The other white one that is a bit bigger is from a previous collection (Background Gallery 2) and is called Sakura Sphere. 
 
 
I had to use that super sweet Feathered Dreamcatcher die.  It too is part of the Wild and Free collection.  In your paper pack you also get a sticker sheet. 
 
Here is another few layouts I have created with this paper pack.  Gotta say great value for money!
 

 
See!  Perfect papers for boy pages :)
 


 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Until next time
 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy Moments

Hello!  Jo here and it's my turn on the Couture Creations blog today inspire you with the Ooh La La collection.
 
Today I have a simple layout to share with you using mainly die cuts from the Ooh La La ephemera pack and some die cuts from the same range.
 
 
Another layout with lots of white space.  I am really liking the "fresh" look of the white pages lately.  it gives me the opportunity to load my page with pretties but still have a calm place for the eyes to rest.
 
Here is how I did my clustering.  You will see in the final shot that I replaced the banner with the Lace Nonet die cut.  The other die cut I have used is the Nested Labels set which has fast become a favourite.  I have also added a couple of the heart doilies too.
 

 
My small flowers were white but have been coloured by mixing some Anna Griffin Pigment Powders with a little water and painting onto my flowers.  Gives them a nice shimmery effect and these little white flowers are perfect for altering as they hold up really well to water and paints/mists.
 



Here is a closer look at some of the details.
 

 
Thanks for looking
 
Until next time
 
 
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