Couture Creations C’est la Vie ( final for now)

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_MG_9399 (Medium)This is the final in my Couture Creations C’est la Vie collection for now at least, and I have used a couple of the bits and pieces that are available with the collection, but the main thing here is the embossing folder which is also available as part of the collection. I tried a couple of different things on the embossed cardstock so this is truly one of Helen’s experiments!  I used a Versamark ink pen to ink the wavy line  and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. this technique needs a little more perfecting on this style of card but the “not so perfect ” look would be fine on a shabby chic card. I used some Antique Linen distress oxide ink on a sponge to colour the lower part of the embossed cardstock. I added random white flat backed pearls to the top part of the cardstock. At the moment I have my mind on May lessons, and will only be happy when I have a couple completed, so all crafting for the next while will be about that!Til tomorrow…..

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Couture creations C’est la vie (3)

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_MG_9403 (Medium)Today we are having a look at another card i made with Couture Creations paper collection, matching collectables and a couple of the dies from the same collection. I love the gate die which I tucked behind the tag, and the layered flower die is fantastic. I die cut it from cream cardstock and lightly coloured the layers with victorian velvet  distress ink. the brad in the centre is a stampin up vintage brad. I have assorted greenery die cut with a kaisercraft die. I inked all my edges with Tea dye distress ink. Quick post today as I have just got home from work and have tea to organise! til tomorrow…..

Couture Creations C’est la Vie..(2)

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_MG_9404 (Medium)Along with the C’est la Vie paper collection, Couture creations brought out dies and embossing folders under the same collection.The handmade flower with the Stampin up brad in the centre on this card is made with one of these dies. I coloured it with distress inks and a sponge, and brushed it ( as well as the other flowers) with a little Nuvo glitter paste. The die cut greenery is done with a kaisercraft die,and I added ribbon, lace and a butterfly ( from the bits and pieces pack from the same range). All the papers are inked with tea dye distress ink. This morning i have set up in the dining room..I am experimenting with foamarin and my Go Press and foil machine to make my own foam flowers, which will translate into a technique lesson at paper flourish if all goes well! Til tomorrow…..

Couture Creations C’est la Vie..

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_MG_9393 (Medium) Before I went Cruising I bought some papers, dies and embossing folders by couture creations from their Cest La vie range. I didn’t get much time to play with all my new buys, but did manage  a few quick makes. This card was the first one ..I think you can always tell my first card made from any range as it’s always quite simple and it is really just a testing out of how the colours work together. I added some lace and twill ribbon and one of my gorgeous resin frames which are getting very few in number..If anyone knows where I can get more of these please let me know!Til tomorrow….

Go press and Foil card ..the other one..

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_MG_9388 (Medium) While I had my Go press and foil machine out I foiled a few extra pieces to have on hand on my desk so you will see bits popping up on other random cards, but this card was all Go Press and Foil. I used the big go press and foil stamp ( its called a stamp but is actually a metal plate) to foil the aqua background and fussy cut out the centre and around the outside. I gold foiled a happy birthday chipboard piece from Dusty Attic, and the little wooden bird by Kaisercraft. The Green foiled foliage is a wooden piece by kaisercraft and I added some gorgeous flowers from Iamroses. Today is a public holiday here and I am making good use of the day off to try and clear my desk, where random projects have been started and left there! Til tomorrow….

Go Press and Foil Card

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_MG_9424 (Medium)I am back from my cruise and the time has just flown by! We had a very rough crossing to Tasmania,luckily I didn’t suffer from seasickness but many people did. I had full classes though, and met some lovely ladies, and a few gentlemen!Once we arrived in Tasmania the weather was lovely and cool, a welcome change from here in Adelaide. I have come back to the heat and really will be glad when the cooler weather arrives. Todays card is a card i made using lots of elements foiled with my Go Press and Foil machine ( couture creations).There is a bit of embossing with folders from Kaisercraft just using my big shot die machine, then onto the foiling…. The wooden Rose is by Kaisercraft, the Happy Birthday is chipboard by Dusty attic, and both are foiled with deep red foil through the go press.The oval is also foiled and it is a couture creations stamp, specifically made for the foil machine. I finished my card off with a little bling and a ribbon bow. Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Oh so Lovely 4,5 and 6…

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_MG_6380 (Medium)_MG_6381 (Medium)_MG_6383 (Medium)Three cards today because this post will be last one for ten days or so as I leave on my Cruise today. I am sure I have packed everything we will need for my craft classes, but if not we will improvise! Today’s cards are made with the Kaisercraft Oh so Lovely range and are the last three in this series. When I come back we will start a new series. On all three cards I relied heavily on the papers, just adding a little ribbon, lace and bling.Anyway, all stay safe until I get back! Bye for now…

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