Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Witch - Couture Creations

Hi there everyone, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a created a Halloween theme layout, using of course, the wonderful dies from Couture Creations and embossing folder from Ultimate Crafts.

Here is my layout "BOO" :)  

Using the wonderful products from Couture Creations

Here is the list of Dies
Background Savvy - Honeypot C0724088
Everyday Essentials - Autumn Leaf C0723112
Secret Garden - Pointy Fence C0724274
Ulitmate Craft Mistletoe Magic  Embossing folder - White Christmas ULT157306

Card - Core'dinations  - Brown , Dark Evergreen.

Bulk white flowers
C0723019 Beaded Script flowers
C0724295 Cottage Pollen flowers

Firstly, I stamped the brown card stock - background with stamps and black ink pad.

Then I embossed 3 pieces of Coredination card stock with Ulitmate White Christmas embossing folder, sanding the embossed images
with Couture Creations Sanding Block  then cut them up
to arrange them on the page, as below.

Next I sprayed the Couture Creations Bulk white flowers
with orange and yellow spray inks, and sprinkled some black paint in the centre of them, drying them with a heat gun.

Arrange the flowers on the layout, and adding cut and inked Everyday Essentials - Autumn Leaf C0723112
underneath flowers, also adding some Honeypot background die cut
Secret Garden - Pointy Fence C0724274 for each side of layout.
Note that I highlighted the fence with a white uniball pen.
I also added some cobwebs, stitching and highlights to the chipboard Words

Thanks for looking, and Happy Halloween !!!

List of Couture Creations Materials

Background Savvy - Honeypot C0724088
Everyday Essentials - Autumn Leaf C0723112
Secret Garden - Pointy Fence C0724274

Bulk white flowers
C0723019 Beaded Script flowers
C0724295 Cottage Pollen flowers

Card - Core'dinations  - Brown , Dark Evergreen.
Ulitmate Craft Mistletoe Magic  Embossing folder - White Christmas ULT157306

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Thanks for looking
Cheers Adriana xx:)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Follow your Dreams

Hi everyone today I have something a little bit different from the normal
scrapbooking and cards that I create here and show on my blog.

I recently joined in an online class course
with one of my favourite media artists. I have been following her
work on her blog and have read all her books.
I just love her work so much, I have a few little pieces of her
wooden work and some christmas decorations.

Her name is well known, "Kelly Rae Roberts"
She is amazing and talented and I admire her work.
Here is her blog and details of her work  HERE

It goes for 6 months but you do it in your own time
and you have access to the classes for one year.
At the end of the 6 months you will have created 6 canvases.

I am so enjoying this online art classs and having a bit of fun a long the way,
while exploring other different mediums such as with paint with papers.

Now, unfortunately I can't show you the technique or materials in how I created this but you can show you the finished canvas, Part 1….. each month a different canvas will be created with a different theme.

Drawing eyes on faces can be very tricky and this is the first time ever I have painted a face with eyes, I usually do closed eyes with long eyelashes, so it's a bit new to me, I guess a little more practice of drawing eyes will be needed.
Anyway, I had lots of fun creating her.
What do you think??

Follow your Dreams, Trust your Heart

Here also a page from my art journal
Lately I am having fun with this type of art expression as well.

Thanks so much for looking and hope you have a creative week :)

Big hugs
Adriana  XX

Monday, October 19, 2015

Creative Inspiration Mag #11 - Couture Creations

Hi there everyone thanks for stopping by today.
The latest magazine for
Couture Creations is out now
Issue #11, grab you copy from your local
Scrapbooking shop. I have created a few projects for the magazine.

Here are my creations using the latest release die called

Secret Garden die cuts by Couture Creations

This is a special project I created with the flowers dies 
Chevron Bloom C0724277
Butterfly Flourish C0724278
Elegant fairy C0724281
many bulk flowers from Couture Creations
that I sprayed with inksprays & using 
Heart's Ease papers 

"Pansies for You and Me" card
Heart's Ease papers
Secret Garden die cuts
Park Bench C0724282
Pointy Fence - C0724274

"Pansies Thoughts of Thee" card
Heart's Ease papers
 Secret Garden die cuts
French Bicycle C072469
Pointy Fence - C0724274

The latest magazine is out now 
Couture Creations Creative Inspiration #11
HERE is the magazine link Couture Creations

Thanks for looking

Cheers Adriana XXX

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Butterfly Best Wishes Cards

Hi everyone, on the 3rd October was "World Card Making Day"… so I made a few cards for family and friends…. I will be making more for Christmas 

Today I am Sharing two cards I made with the new paper collection
Ma Cherie from Kaisercraft
check out the paper range  HERE

So, here are my cards….

"Best Wishes"  cards

Materials used:
Kaisercraft Ma Cherie - paper pad PP982
Ma Cherie - clear stamp set CS241
Butterfly card flip die cut set - Kaisercraft card creations die cut DD316
Rusty hinge Distress Ink pad
Foam dots


"Best Wishes"

Materials used:
Kaisercraft Ma Cherie paper pad PP982
Ma Cherie clear stamp set CS241
Butterfly is from the Ma Cherie paper P1954 Exquisite
Rusty hinge Distress Ink pad
Foam dots

Thanks for stopping by
Big hugs
Cheers Adriana XX

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ma Cherie - Kaisercraft

Hi everyone
Hope your week is going well, and thanks for stopping by.
Today, I am sharing a layout I created
with the new release papers "Ma Cherie" from Kaisercraft.

A very shabby chic one. I love the softness of these paper and the butterflies.

"Cherish Memories" layout

All the materials list is on the Kaisercraft blog


to see all the other Design Team members layouts with this paper collection.

Thanks for looking
Have a great week :)
Cheer Adriana XX

Friday, October 9, 2015

Christmas Cards - Kaisercraft - Ready to Go

Hi everyone,
Just a little reminder that Christmas is only a few weeks away…..
 Are your ready????….. 
It was World Card Making Day on the 3rd October and I had a little bit of time to create some 
Christmas Cards for the year.

Using the Kaisercraft latest paper collection
"Holly Jolly"
and new Kaisercraft die cut Wreath DD535
and Collectables CT840

"Merry Christmas"

"Peace Love Hope"

I still have more to create…. but I am nearly done…  :)
Cheers Adriana XX

Have a great weekend everyone :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Butterflies & Fairies in the Garden - Kaisercraft

Hi there everyone 
Thanks so much for stopping by here, today.
I am very excited about this month's latest release products from Kaisercraft.

This months' paper collection has
3 great new release paper yummies.
Today I have created with 
"Ma Cherie" 
a very shabby and rustic collection of papers.
"Fairy Dust" 
these are great papers for any little fairy Birthdays celebration.

So let's start with a stroll in the Garden, with my first project, I created with the "Ma Cherie" Paper collection, I created a Butterfly Pop-Up box card.
This is my take on it, using the Stamp set and Die set from Kaisercraft to create the fluttering butterflies. Decorating the box also with Ma Cherie collectables.

 "BUTTERFLIES in my GARDEN" Pop up box card.

The box folds completely flat, ready to pop inside a large envelope and send to someone special.

Now, these Butterflies are so easy to create with the following Kaiser products and some watercolour pencils and brush.

Step-by-step To create your very own - Butterfly Pop-up Box card.


Kaisercraft Materials required:
Kraft cardstock cut to A4 size of paper 21cm x 29.7cm
Ma Cherie Collectables CT841
Ma Cherie  P1958 Fancy paper
Ma Cherie - Clear stamp CS241
Kaisercraft Dekorative die DD544 Butterfly die
Ma Cherie PP982 Paper Pad
Vintage Ink pad IP723
Other materials:
Clear Acetate sheet
Foam Tape
Double sided tape
Score tool
Other: Watercolour pencils and brush.

Here is another card that I have created, 
an Easel card, with the same butterflies attached on some clear acetate pieces.

"Dreams come true" card 

They look like they are flying away in a flutter. :)

Fairy Dust 
is another great paper collection for any little Fairy who will be celebrating a special occasion. This paper collection, is just fabulous for creating Birthday invitations, Birthday cards and then once you have some photos of your special day, create a wonderful layout or mini album.
Take a stroll now in my Fairy little Garden…...

I created a card with a different twist,
it's more like a mini Card Booklet. I have been making these for many years. Firstly, they can be given as a card with a special pocket for a gift voucher, 
It makes a great little album for placing some photos on the back or inside, a little fairy booklet to treasure.

"Happy Birthday Little Fairy" Card Booklet.

Front Page
Using the Paper P1969 Fairy Wishes and P1968 Star Dust paper sheets,
you can cut the panels out and they fit perfectly in my little booklet.

Inside Page 2  & 3
I decorated this page with some Fairy Dust collectables and
Paper flowers and blooms.
 I created a little pocket and made some
tags with the of the papers and collectables from this collection.

Here is a closer look at the tags inside the pocket page 3 - You can write little messages of love or wishes on the back of these tags or adhere photos on them later.

Page 4 - Here I added the Fairy Dust Collectables butterflies to the page.
and words from the Fairy Dust sticker sheet.

Page 5 - Here I added the Kaiser Flat paper flowers, paper blooms and punched leaves. The last page, the back I left it plain, so there is an opportunity to add some photos on the back.

Products used for the Fairy Dust - Mini Card/Album

After your fairy party I am sure that you will have some very special photos for creating a layout. Using the paper P1965 Enchanted, I did some fussy cutting of the flowers from the created a unique stamping background, with the CS242 Clear stamp set from the Fairy Dust collection.

"Dream & Believe" layout.

After stamping some of the images on my very plain white background, I then coloured some of the flowers and butterflies with watercolour pencils, gently blending them in with some clean water and brush. I love to create unique backgrounds and using clear stamps and some inks is a great way to achieve this.
Then, I gently inked the edges and splattered some colour ink sprays.

I arranged all my cut out flowers around the base of my layout and 
added my matted photos and also some little fairies from the Collectables pack.


Also Now there is a special competition to enter
to win some Kaiser Colouring Books

Go to the Kaiser blog  HERE

Good Luck

Happy Kaiser-Crafting everyone :) Cheers Adriana XX