Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Beach Girl and Couture Creations

Hi Ladies, nice to see you back in 2014 Couture Creations has a lot of new Dies and Folders coming out this year, and today I'm having a play with the some of new Harmany Range of Embossing Folders and Secret Treasure Dies

So here we go

Here is the Sketch that I created for this project

Emboss one of the background cardstock using CC Harmony zig Zag Embossing Folder, and roughly sand with the CC Sanding Block, ink all edges with CC Sponge Dauber

The  2nd background cardstock emboss with CC Harmony Clay Brick Embossing Folder, now using a brayer, roll over the embossed surface with glue and sprinkle glitter over it, then shake off excess

Take both strips of cardstock and Emboss with CC Harmony Fine Dots  Embossing Folder, run a hard surface ink over it, to enhance embossing, fancy it up a little with and edge punch

Using the CC Secret Treasures Reto Flower, cut out 12 or so of the middle size flower, brush the centre for each flower with ink, roll forward one side of each petal, and then bend each petal up to the centre, place a CC Gem Stones in the middle,

Cut out several CC ST Bird Song  Dies, to scatter on you page.

Now to finish off, add a flourish or two, some bling, a title, arange all your elements in your style and your done. Have fun

Couture Creations product used;
CO721957   Self healing 15x15 Mat
CO721965   18mm Double sided tape
CO721983   3mm Double Sised Tape
CO721964    6mm Foam Tape
CO723039   Precision Trimmer
CO723061   Sponge Dauber
CO723060   Sanding Block

Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Day

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Couture Creations: Issue 1 of Creative Inspriation Magazine is availa...

Couture Creations: Issue 1 of Creative Inspriation Magazine is availa...:

We are very excited to now offer you a FREE magazine filled with inspiring projects created by our fabulous Design Team using our latest releases.

Pop into your local papercraft store to collect your FREE copy or if you can't wait you can view it online.

Issue 1 features our 3 newest releases which are shipping now
Madeline Ornamental Lace Dies
The Harmony Embossing Folder Collection
Secret Treasures Decorative Dies


We hope you enjoy the first issue of our  FREE Creative Inspiration Magazine.

Couture Creations: Couture Creations 2014 Design Team Call

Couture Creations: Couture Creations 2014 Design Team Call:

Do you love creating with Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies?

Do you love creating fun and innovative projects?

Do you have an active blog?

Are you active on Social Media?

Do you take fabulous photographs and write great steps by step instructions?

If you said YES to all of the above we would love you to apply join our 2014 Design Team …we are looking for a new Design Team to represent our brand with fabulous projects that make Couture Creations products the star of the show.

If you think you have what we are looking for then please apply.

If you are successful your commitment to our Design Team will be for 12 months and will run from April 2014 through to March 2015.

Benefits to you for being on our team include
  • Receive a generous starter kit filled with Couture Creations products including tools and adhesives.
  • Receive Couture Creations new releases before they are released
  • Product from other companies that we will be partnering with throughout the year.
  • Exposure on our blog and through our International Distributors.
  • Exposure in our Creative Inspiration Magazine (this is our FREE Magazine that goes to all stores stocking our products internationally and is also available online)
  • Have your projects displayed at Craft Shows including CHA
  • Possible Teaching opportunities.


What we require from you;
A  full12 month  commitment with
  • 2 posts per month posted on our blog with step by step instructions, product list and photos. These can be  Layouts, Cards, Mini Albums, Off the Page or Home D├ęcor projects, you can mix it up or do what you are most comfortable doing.
  • 2 Projects with products list and step by steps for our Creative Inspiration Magazine, these will need to be posted to us to be professionally photographed.
  • Take part in Blog Hops with our partnering companies.
  • In the lead up to CHA we will ask for extra projects for display on our stand at CHA.

How do you apply?

email by Friday 14th February 2014 including the following;

* Full contact information (name, address, contact number, email address, web/blog address)
* Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you think are your design strengths
* Tell us why you would enjoy being part of our design team
* Let us know if you have been in or are now in any other design teams.
* On your blog, create a post including a minimum of 4 projects that you have created using Couture Creations products, they do not have to be new projects, we will also be looking at your photography skills as well as  tutorials on your blog.

Title the post “Couture Creations 2014 Design Team Audition”
(You must have an online presence to audition for our design team)

We ask that our designers have dedication to our brand and would like applicants that are serving on no more than 3 design teams and on no design teams that have similar products to us.

Depending on how many entrants we have we may also introduce a final round, but entrants from this first round will be chosen by the 14th Feb 2014 and notified via email.

This call is open internationally to anyone in a country we distribute to; you can view our Distributors online via 

We will announce our 2014 Design Team on 28th Feb. 

Couture Creations: Vintage Shabby Chic Card by Cathi O'Neill

Couture Creations: Vintage Shabby Chic Card by Cathi O'Neill:

Couture Creations: New Baby Set by Sue Smyth

Couture Creations: New Baby Set by Sue Smyth:  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Couture Creations: CHA 2014 Recap

Couture Creations: CHA 2014 Recap:

Hi now that we are all back safely we thought it would be good to share some more photos from our time at CHA and our antics after CHA finished.

Firstly we would like to thank everyone who visited us at CHA and for all of you who followed us on Facebook. We are overwhelmed by the positive response we received both at CHA, Facebook, here on our Blog and via email.
Our fabulous booth was designed by our very own and very talented Sharon Bernadi, Sharon put so much time into making sure our booth not only showed out products beautifully but it also was so fresh and inviting to all. Sharon also is the creative brain who created the doily die chandelier, which I am sure you will all agree looked stunning. So we again thank Sharon for her hard work and for her vision.
We would also like to Thank our very talented Design Team ,
Adriana Bolzon, Bridget Louw, Cathi O'Neill, Dana Tatar, Jo Piccirilli, Lesa Bird, Pam Bray, Patti Hamil, Sue Smyth, Tracey Cooley and Kerrie Gurney for all their gorgeous samples they created for our booth, they went above and beyond as they didn't have a lot time to create their samples with our pre production samples arriving later than we expected. We have the most awesome Design Team and we are so blessed to have them all. Please visit their personal blogs and see just how talented they all are.

Thank You also to PaulinePierantozzi and Cathi O'Neill who gave there time and demoed for us on the booth. We appreciate you both giving us your time and sharing your creative talent with visitors to our booth.

Lastly a huge Thank You to Tracey, Lesa, Sue and Kerrie for giving their time and coming along to help out over the 4 days of the show and also setting up and pulling down our stand, having you all come along to CHA helped us out enormously. Cathi and Vicki  (CSW Distributors) we also thank you both for helping us with pull down.

Each and everyone of you helped make out first time exhibiting at CHA such a positive experience.

and after we left the show for the day
 we hit the streets of Anaheim
We look forward to a successful year and to CHA 2015

Monday, January 6, 2014

Couture Creations: CHA 2014 Reveal and Giveaway Day 5

Couture Creations: CHA 2014 Reveal and Giveaway Day 5:           Today we would like to introduce you to Craft Concepts Nesting Dies Craft Concepts is another of the Artdeco product

Friday, January 3, 2014