Showing posts from 2017

Poinsettias - Layout

Hi Friends
I am continuing my festive journey with 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' and getting through some of those Christmas photos.

I love the big poinsettias that you will find on a number of the pages in the 12" paper pad, and knew when I saw them that I would cut some out. 
Here is what I have created.

I think it is very Christmassy and that red is so rich and devine!
Here is what I did!

First up I cut out three of the big poinsettias.On white cardstock I drew a red pen border 1/4" all around the page, I was noy too ,precious' about creating a straight line, a wiggle here and there looks great and is easier!I cut the music strip off one of the pages from the paper pad and attached it approx 5" up from bottom of white base page.I attached the poinsettias, using foam tape on the one that surrounds the photo.I attached the vellum poinsettias onto the layout by slipping them behind the main flowers.I mixed some red pigments with a little …

Christmas Flowers - video

Hi lovely peeps, thank you so much for popping by. 
Today I am sharing a new video and card that features a beautiful Christmas Floral Cluster.

I am continuing to use papers from Ultimate Crafts 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' 12" x 12" paper pad.

I have done so many projects with this pad, it is just so Christmasssy and beautiful.

Please make a cuppa and watch the short video by clicking below, it will show you how I have created this pretty little card.

Products Used:
'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' Collection: 12" x 12" Paper Pad (ULT158298) Embossed vellum Decoupage Sheet (ULT158300)
Other Art Deco Brand Products Used: Holly Branch Die ( ULT158324) Christmas Flourish Die (ULT158318) Vintage Gold Paper (CO725345) Mirror Board Matte Gold (CO725410) Merry Christmas Decorative Die (CO725509) La Belle Vintage Blooms (CO724300A) English Roses 1.5cm (CO724290A) Gold & Silver Bouquests (CO724908) A6 Card & Envelope Pack white (…

Special Memories

Hi Papercrafters
 I’m excited to share with you a layout I created featuring the new ‘Bohemian Bouquet' Collection from Ultimate Crafts.  
It is such a pretty collection designed by one of Australia's own, the wonderful Denise Boddy, isn't she clever, I love the designs and the colours.

I love that you get two sheets of paper of each design in the Paper Pad. This allows me to fussy cut and add dimension with the beautiful flowers in the bottom right corner.
To crumple the corner, spray on some water and scrunch. This way the paper becomes very hard when it dries.

I painted the chipboard with white gesso and added a touch of blue.

Once I finished the layout I masked the photo and sprinkled on some fine glitters, it is hard to see but just added another glistening element to the layout that looked amazing!
These are the products I used:
Bohemian Bouquet Collection ULT 158030 - Paper Pad ULT58052 - 3mm Adhesive Pearls ULT158065 - String of Daisies Edge Decorative Die ULT158365 - Ornate C…

'Ho Ho Ho'

Hi Papercrafters
Today I have another layout using the beautiful 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas'collection from Ultimate crafts.
My son Jack loves to fool around and is so photogenic. I loves this pic, he was pretending the bobble on his hat was his mike and was singing Jingle Bells. 
How I love Christmas!

The layout is very straightforward and easy to copy. I embossed some vanilla cardstock with beautiful Christmas words (ULT158301 - Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder), and die cut some snowflakes (ULT 158320 - Snowflake Decorative Die)
to add texture. 
I also cut the poinsettias and layered them up.

It's a great layout that you can do in advance for this Christmas, who says we can't scrap first and take pictures later!!!

For my little sentiment I simply printed it out on the computer and rolled to edges to form a scroll.

Product List
ULT158298 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' 12" Paper Pad ULT200048 French Vanilla Cardstock ULT200…


Hi Papercrafters

I have had fun getting a little bit messy with this card. I used lots of the beautiful new dies and papers from the 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' Collection from Ultimate Crafts. 
The collection is fabulously Christmassy and I always seem to sing Christmas carols to myself while I craft with it! 

So for this little card I......
Covered my card base in paper from the paper pad. Die cut the gorgeous window die and rubbed some white paint on it. Attached some acetate to the back of the window.Cut some floral patterned paper for behind the window and attach it the card with foam tape.Attached the window with foam tape.Created the lovely little 'Christmas Spray' with vellum poinsettias, die cuts, flower buds and pearls and a little bit of fussy cutting for the leaves.Applied a fine sprinkle of glitter (after all it is Christmas and I do love bling!).Printed out on my computer a sentiment onto a scrap of paper from the paper pad and popped it…

'Joy to the World'

Hi beautiful Papercrafters!

Today is World Card Making Day and to celebrate I have made a sweet Christmas card with the beautiful , 'It's Beginning to look a Lot Like Christmas' collection from Ultimate Crafts. 
As you know I have had fun playing with the collection this past month!

I so love creating flower clusters on my cards. I sprtized and then painted this flower to get the colour I wanted!  That's why I love to buy white flowers, so that I can alter them any way I want!

My new favourite toy in my craft room is Ultimate Crafts 'Go Press & Foil'. If you don't have one, right a letter to Santa ...... right now! 
It is so awesome. 
On this little card I foiled the sentiment and it looks so utterly gorgeous!

Products Used
ULT158298 - 'Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' 12" x 12" Paper Pad CO725410 - Mirror Board Matte Gold CO725345 - Vintage Gold Glitter Paper ULT158365 - Ornate Chipboard Corners CO724289 - 2cm English Roses CO725360 - Re…

'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christms' scrapbook Layout

Hi Papercrafters'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' Today, just for a change, I have created a Scrapbook Layout, quick and simple with a video that you can watch so that you too can have fun creating with me!
I am have so much fun with this collection from Ultimate crafts and I feel so merry and bright when creating with it!
This simple layout would make a great gift as it is easy to pop the photo on later. Maybe you can create this layout in advance for a special photo that you plan to take over the coming festive season?
Here are a couple of pics to get you inspired!

So time to play, I hope you enjoy my video and have fun using this wonderful paper collection which has so many possibilities!

Product List: ULT158298 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' 12" x 12" paper pad ULT158314 'Merry Christmas' Decorative Die ULT158310 Em-Poinsettia Flower Set CO725345 Vintage Gold Glitter Paper CO724158 Champagne Gemstones

Thank you …

Christmas Tree

Hello papercrafters

I love the new collection from Couture Creations 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas', and with Christmas fast approaching I though I would create a little card for you, and of course I have made a video to show you how, just in case you want to play too! The collection is so very Christmassy, the colours and designs could be nothing else, just perfect!

My card features a layered and dimensional Christmas tree which is easy to create and adds so much fun and dimension to the card.

The background papers are so traditional and even a quick glance at the card shouts out 'Christmas! The addition of some sparkle and glitter add to the festive fun.

The Video I have made a video that will show you step by step how I have made this card. I hope you enjoy it. Please don't forget to hit the subscribe button, found on the bottom right corner of my video, this way you will not miss a thing and it's free!

Products Used:ULT158298 12" x 12&qu…

Step Cards - Shabby Chic

Continuing with the goodies from the shabby chic collection that I ordered:
When I saw the 3D sheet, I knew that I wanted to make some step cards:

Gosh it is such a pretty collection!
Check out my videos that show you how!

I hope you love them as much as I do
Thanks for looking in
Collette xx

Shabby Chic Layout

I have had so much fun with a new 'Shabby Chic' kit that I recently bought on line! The papers and embellishments are so beautiful, they are a wonderful weight and the colours are "oh so pretty!".

So first I made this shabby chic layout.

Aren't the papers lovely!
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by Collette xxx

2017/18 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hi papercrafters!

I was super excited to get into the second round for the Kaisercraft Design Team for 2027/2018.
I was sent the stunning Lilac Whispers collection to create an entry. As always with Kaisercraft the papers are stunning, all I needed to do was to create something special.
It's been crazy around my household and business so time was limited, but I decided I would create a Four Fold Card with Pop Out Cube.
Despite time pressures, I wanted to create something special and the pop out cube always gets a 'WOW' and the four fold card would showcase the stunning paper.
I love junk mail; so often there is inspiration and a few years ago a retail company sent me a pop out cube ...... I loved it! I played, adapted and re-sized to create a version great for cardmaking and have taught it in many classes. It is ALWAYS so well received!
So again I played with the size so I could incorporate it into my Four Fold Card.
I really hope you like the card and video and enjoy ma…

Pop Up Cube Template

Think Happy - Scrapbook Layout

Sharing a layout featuring the most beautiful young lady celebrating St Patricks day - isn't she gorgeous!

Kaisercraft Products Used: Wildflower Collection: PS483 Floral Gloss | P2269 Vines |PP1016 Paper Pad | P2271 Succulents | CT878 Collectables | KM105 Turquois Kaiser Mist | Apple Kasier Mist KM117 | IP727 Lagoon Ink Pad |DD757 Large Flourishes Decorative Die | DD547 Circle Vines Decorative Die |EM405 Paper Doilie | SB793 Black Pearls |IT437 Criss Cross Designer Template 6×6. Other Products Used: Texture Paste.
Thanks for dropping by!

Together is a beautiful Place - Card

I have a new love, playing with stencils and I love that Kasiercraft have a wonderful range of smaller stencils for cardmakers! There is so much fun to be had with them. Here is one of my recent cards, I do love white on white with a simple wash of colour here and there. I hope you like it to.

Kaisercraft Products Used: IT434 Floral Wreath 6″ x 6″ Designer Template | Wildflower PP1016 Paper Pad | CD601 Premium White Cardstock | DD707 Layered Flowers Decorative Die | DD522 Berry Vine Decorative Die | DD169 Double Vine Decorative Die | F644 Coconut Mini Paper Blooms | KM111 White Kaiser Mist |  KM115 Candy Kaiser Mist | SB794 Snow Pearls | CS277 Clear Stamp – P.S I Love You | IP719 Black Ink Pad | T321 Acid Free Craft Glue | T314 Double Sided Tape. Other products used: Cheesecloth | Texture Paste | Glitter
Thank so much for dropping by Collette

Texture & Mists - Mixed Media Card

More messy fun!

Kaisercraft Products Used: CD501 Card & Envelope Pack White, 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ | IT435 Botanical 6 x 6″ Designer Template | FL597 Bloom Flourish Pack | LDB1077 White Jute Cord | KM105 Turquoise Kaiser Mist | KM115 Candy’ Kaiser Mist | CS 285 Clear Stamps | DD169 Double Vine Decorative Die | T320 Craft Glue | T303 Foam Tape| T329 Spray Bottle
Other Products Used: Texture Paste | Cheesecloth
Thanks for dropping by.
Collette xxx