Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.

I have some lovely news to share.

I have just received the Liebster Award. The what! you say? The Liebster Award.


I hadn't heard of it until a few days ago when I saw it on http://margyspapergames.blogspot.com/Blog. It was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. It is awarded to blogs that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new visitors and I thought 'what a lovely idea'. Then, the lovely Marg from Margs Paper Games passed one on to me.

Thank you so much Marg, I really, really appreciate this.


 
The rules are: Post it to your blog and then give the Award to five bloggers whose work you appreciate and who have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know that you have passed on this Award.

 
So, now I have to chose 5 bloggers to pass it on to. Not easy. A lot of the ones I went to had either already received one or had too many followers but here are the blogs I've chosen.
 
Tracey Cooloey
Kerri
Nikki
Scrapbook design unlimited
Phyllis
 
 
So ladies Please pass this on to 5 Bloggers of your choice
 
Stay safe and enjoy your day
Lesa

Monday, March 25, 2013

April Projects

Not long now till Couture Creations April Projects will be out, so keep your eyes peeled.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Practice makes Perfect

Came across this blank fan in a local store recently and thought I could use it when I have my hot flushes!!!!! And a good practice for my DT projects to come.


 
 
Products Used
 
Trimmings Adhesive Rhisestone Flourish
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Kaleidoscope Heart Die
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Enlightenment Die
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Lucky Lantern Die
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Longevity Die
 
stay safe and enjoy your day!
Lesa

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Been playing

Been playing with my Couture Creation kit, have a couple of projects started, so stay tune for the first of April, so pop over to Couture Creations Blog, and here of cause Stay safe and enjoy your day Lesa

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More excitement

More excitement today, l picked up my Couture Creations Design Team pack, love it and can't wait to start creating tomorrow l'm thinking

So excited

I'm what you would say "SO EXCITED" when I finish work this morning ,I'm off to pick up my Couture Creations Design Team Pack, then back home to get started on something, not sure what, but something. Stay safe and enjoy your day Lesa

Monday, March 11, 2013

OMG

OMG!!! I made it into the Couture Creations Design Team OMG " yay me", didn't think l would, with all the talented ladies that applied, congrats to the rest of the team

All about me



Hi my name is Lesa Bird and I am 50yrs old but feel 38 and I yeild from Kuraby in Queensland, I am single and love it and I am a night shift worker, which gives me loads of time during the day to do some creating.
 
I have been scrapbooking for about 9 yrs thanks to a friend who dragged me to her local scrapbooking shop for a class, and the rest is history. I think my style is clean with a touch of romance in it and I love to see my photographs and memories come together in a whole new way.
As I am currently renovating my house, my projects will reflect that in their photography along with my recent holiday to Africa and Egypt and of course my 3 beautiful nieces.
 
I am so happy to have been chosen for the first Couture Creations Design Team, Thank you Couture Creations I cannot wait to get started. Please join me on my journey over the next 12 months.

Stay safe and enjoy your Day
Lesa

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Couture Creations Design Team Application Round 2

The excitement of recieving a call for round 2 of the Couture Creations Design Team has turned into a day of inspiration and creating and it all started with a sketch that I designed especially for this project. I hope you enjoy my design.
 

 
 
 
Just incase your inspired!!! Here is a step by step
 

Cut 5x12 inch strip of core dinations Black Magic cardstock and emboss using Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Peacock Pleasure Embossing folder by simply embossing from both ends. Roughly sand your embossed image as above. Adhere to bottom of base cardstock inserting small piece of pattern paper of right hand corner and folding back cardstock to reveal a peekaboo secure with brad.
 



Adhere ribbon to layout to disguise join in cardstock add bow at right hand side. Cut 2 artisan shapes from pattern paper using Couture Creations Nesting Dies Victorian Squares and sand edges with Couture Creations Sanding Block. Adhere to layout of centre so that it will be visible behind intended photo.
 

Mat photograph and adhere to layout in desired position. Cut 4 flowers from pattern paper with Couture Creations Endless Dreams Decorative Die Enlightenment. Take first flower and gather together to form bud, adhere to second flower and repeat to form second layer. Repeat until all flowers are attached. Fold pointed bottom on flower to flatten and set aside.

 
Add rhinestone flourishes into desired position. Take 2x1.5” circles of metal shim and emboss with Couture Creations Emboss Folder Entangle. Arrange  flowers and shim at corner of project as desired.
 
 
Emboss chipboard title with Couture Creations Emboss Folder Entangle and ink with a light shade of ink completely. Highlight raised image  with darker shade of ink and wet emboss with clear embossing powder. Adhere to layout in desired position using CoutureCreations Foam Mounting Tape. Distress edge of layout for a final touch.
 
Materials
Couture Creations Fresh & Fun Emboss Folder Peacock Pleasure                                                                                                       Core dinations Cardstock
Couture Creations Emboss folder Entangle                                                                                                                                                 Basic Grey Pattern Paper
Couture Creations Nesting Die Victorian Square                                                                                                                                                                      Zva Bling
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Decorative Die Enlightenment                                                                                                                        Prima Flowers
Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape                                                                                                                                                                               Metal Shim
Couture Creations Double Sided Tape                                                                                                                                                                     embossing powder
Couture Creations Sanding Block                                                                                                                                                                                                            inks
Bo Bunny pattern paper & Brad
 
For your convenience you can print instructions here and my sketch here!!!!!
 
You can check all the wonderful Couture Creations products on the Couture Creations Website.
 
Don't forget to head on over to the Couture Creations Official Blog to sign up for their awesome newletter and competitions, as well as seeing some beautiful designs from the talented designers at CC, it'll be FUN!!!!!

 Stay safe and enjoy your day!!

Love Ya work

Got to say "love ya work little sister", thanks heaps for helping to make my blog more me, you are such a clever little chickie.

Love it, Love it

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Round 2 LO

Well l finished my round 2 layout for Couture Creations DT today, just need to edit pic and do a few detail instructions, should have this all done and load tomorrow, fingers crossed l don't screw it up.

So stay tuned

Stay safe and enjoy your day

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Round 2

Well it seem the I made it through to round 2 of couture creation design team call, excited and scary all at once.
Sitting here drawing up a sketch and ideas to use on my round 2 layout, then of to The craft room on Tuesday to pull it all together.
So stay tune and come back on later this week to checkout my layout

Stay safe and enjoy your day
Lesa