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29 December 2015

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Hi Guys,

Oh my gosh, I can't believe 2015 is nearly done and dusted.  Where has the time gone.  I can't believe the next time I will be blogging it will be 2016.

Today I have another creation using the beautiful papers from the Vintage Rose collection.  I always find myself going back to these beautiful papers over and over again.



1. To create the card base I cut a 7"x 8" piece of white cardstock and then folded it in half vertically to make a 7" long x 4" wide card base.
2. I then chose the Green Typo paper from the paper pad and cut a 6 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece to mat on the card base.

3. I also selected the Rouge Stripes paper from the paper pad to die cut my leaves and flowers on the reverse side of the paper (the paler print). I then used the Roses & Butterflies paper 
and cut out the border strip.
4. I then used the reverse of the Green Typo paper to also die cut more floral layers.



5. I inked the edges of the card base and the Vintage Rose mat in a coordinating green ink to soften the edges. 
6. Using the Turbo Precision Glue Pen I attached the mat to the card base and then after cutting to size also glued down the boarder strip.
7. Each of my three flowers uses two of each of the dies sets to get the fullness in each of the flowers.


8.  Once the flowers have been constructed I just put everything together.  Once I had placed the leaves down I grabbed some gauze to put under the flowers to give another dimension.
9. I had the 6x6" paper pad and cut out on of the sentiments from the Green Words paper and punched it out before mounting it on an off-cut from the the Green Typo paper. This was tucked in slightly behind the flowers. 
10. I hate fussy cutting but I have to say they always add to what you are creating so I cut out a couple of flowers from the Roses & Butterflies paper and I popped them in under the 3D flowers.
11. A couple of gemstones and pearls to the middle of the flowers and it's done :)


Below are a couple of close ups of the card. 




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Wishing all of your a wonderful and safe Christmas and
a fantastic start to 2016.  
See you on the flip side.



You Are Amazing



Hi Everyone,

Below is a recent post I did for the Couture Creations Blog. I decided to use one of my favourite summer colour combinations.  To me they are happy colours and I love using them.



1. I started with a 6"x6" white card base.  I gathered up a selection of dies from the Floral Layers, Background Savy, Everyday Essentials, Amaryllis, Nesting and Vintage Rose collections.

 2. Using the larger circle from the nesting dies, cut out the centre of the front of the white card base. I then attached the Fans of Fantasia die cut to the inside of the white card front behind the circle cut out.  To conceal the die cut on the inside of the card I covered it with a sheet of white cardstock. 

3. The four corners that I cut out using the Laced Frame die set, were attached to the corners of the front of the card.  The rest of my dies cuts were then arranged where I liked them, layering them on top of each other.

4. I cut down the Classic Vine die in to smaller pieces to stuck in under the leaves and flowers.

5. I used the 2mm gemstones on the Fans of Fantasia die and the larger gemstones on the centre of the flowers.  I didn't have any matching pink gemstones so I used the clear Crystal ones and used a Sharpie pen to colour them.

6. I added a chipboard title and it was complete.



 Below is a of closeup of the card.


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Happy Crafting until next time.





4 December 2015

Enjoy the Moment


Hi Everyone

So glad you dropped by.  It is nice when I get to do some craft just for me.  This layout I created recently at retreat using a 'Just add Paper' kit from D-Lish Scraps.  These are monthly kits and to show how far I am behind this one is from June of this year.  I love the colour combination of black yellow and whites and the picture just fits beautifully with the kit.


I loved the way Amanda puts the kit together, so much so I didn't even want to unravel the twine because it was beautifully put together.

The layout was created for one of the challenges on retreat.  It was to complete a 'summer' themed layout using a minimum of four printed papers (range from Authentique called Classic Beauty), paint, no flowers, and twine.
This Authentique range is an older range but all their ranges are beautiful and you will always see them featured in my pages.

Here are a couple of close up photos that I took.




Thanks for stopping by.  You can also see some of my other work on the Couture Creations blog and Facebook pages.

Enjoy your day and your crafting.

Anita
xx

23 November 2015

Moments


Hi Everyone,

I usually only have time to post about my DT work, but recently I went away to a scrapbooking retreat out at Minden with 34 other amazing women and actually got to do something for myself.

This evening I wanted to share with you the layout that I did on the last evening using the most amazing range of papers called Heart Painted by Lemoncraft.  They not only bring out a range of papers, but also flair buttoms, ribbons/trims and flowers and other embellishments.  I have several of the different ranges and this was my first layout I have done using them.

The lace trims I purchased from the most amazing scrapbooking store called BELLA PAPERIE on the northside of Brisbane.  Debra, the owner hand dies all her laces and trims.  Her store is a treasure trove of everything pretty and so different to other stores which makes it so attractive.

I loved making this layout.  It is of me with my mummy, back in 1968. I was thinking of giving it to her for her birthday which just happens to be Christmas Day but I think I want to keep it to myself.

I hope to keep posting other projects that I do, so I would love you to drop by and check them out.

Until next time, have fun creating.

Anita
xx






20 November 2015

RIGHT NOW!!



Hi Everyone, today I'm sharing with you another creation that I made for the Couture Creations blog.

Today I have for you a scrapbooking layout that takes us back to nature.  Couture Creations has a wonderful array of dies of leaves and I wanted to use them on a layout.  I hope you like the way it turned out as much as I did.


Instructions

To start I selected a range of matching papers from the Vintage Rose paper pad and cut them into 7cm square pieces and then matted them on a chocolate brown cardstock.  My bigger print was cut down to 25cm square and also matted on the brown cardstock.



I then cut several each of the leaf dies and then sprayed them with a matching spritz. 
Once I matted the larger piece of patterned paper I sprayed the base with the same spritz I used on the leaves.  I then took a bottle of brown spritz and used the applicator to drip the ink over the patterned paper.




Once dry I attached all the mounted smaller squares and then spritzed the entire layout for a second time not holding back.
Prior to attaching the leaves and mounted photo I placed everything where I wanted them to ensure I liked the way it looked. I grabbed a mdf title and few other embellishments from my stash and finished the layout.




Below are closeups of my finished project.  I was so happy with how it all came together.




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Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.

Anita Enright






10 November 2015

Christmas Tag


Hi Guys,

Here's is a post the I created for the Couture Creations blog.

  
If you are like me you are totally absorbed with your Christmas projects. I finally got hold of some corregated card so am using it on some of my creations.  Today I have a gift tag that I made using it as my base. It was so easy, check out the instructions below.




I started with a piece of corregated card and haphazardly painted it white. Once dry I grabbed my silver spray and spritzed the card and then took a matching print from the Couture Christmas papers stack, cut it to a size I liked and also spritzed it.  Set them aside to dry.

 

 I used the Conifer Frame and Dasher dies from the Christmas Eve collection and die cut in some glitter cardstock. I love the Couture Creations white flowers, so wherever possible will use them on my projects. To get the look I got, I inked all the edges and centre of the petals in a reddish ink and then sprayed them in a pearl mist.  I pretty much drenched the flower so that the ink blended out the edges and got a smooth finish.
 



Below are closeups of the constructed tag.








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Thanks so much for stopping by.
Anita Enright