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Welcome everyone, I hope to inspire you and share some of my papercraft work. You can find out where I teach and what I am up to, what inspires me and what I am working on next. I love to share new ideas and neat ways of adding creativity to your pages or cards etc

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bird House Album

My Bird House Album 
Just a little teaser, this is what I made yesterday to teach at Paper Trenz,
 and I could not wait to share it with you. 
It is a little mini album with in a Bird house box, join me at Paper Trenz and I will show you 
how to make one of your own, with the gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Co-ordinations Blog Hop

Co-Ordinations Blog Hop 

Today I am sharing a card and tag made with Co-Ordinations cardstock an Couture Creations Dies and folder. I love to use the Doily dies to create lacy edges. This is easily done by 
placing the die and cardstock half off the C plate, so that only one side cuts as pictured below 
step 1

step 2

step 3
This is a nifty way of making slotted cards too 

Next is a cute tag that you can attach to a parcel or card front for someone special.

To create the blue flower, cut the largest die from blue cardstock, then cut into a spiral, curl spiral up and glue in place. Spray with adhesive and sprinkle with white glitter.

Blue Red and Green Co-ordinations cardstock
Yellow Co-ordinations Tag
Joes Garden Embossing Folder C0723298
Cheerful Embossing Folder C072382.
Sunflower C0723212
Fantasia Doily Ivy Set C0723222
Doily Die Blossom Yarn CO723114

Other Materials 
White Gitter 
Floral panel 
Organza Ribbon
Resin Rose Brad
Spray Adhesive
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch 
Sanding Block
Glossy Accents Crackle Medium
Victorian Velvet Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Blending tool

Couture Creations Card by Sue Smyth

This sweet little card is a cinch to make with Couture Creations dies and embossing folders and in the centre of the lacy flower there is a favourite thing I like to do, faux opals, you will never guess how they are made. They are a bit of work, but are great if you have a budget and dont want to spend too much on the card. I like to make up lots at once and keep them in my stash for later.

Couture Creations Materials
Couture Creations Cheerful Embossing folder C072382
Couture Creations Endless dreams Tranquility C0723435 
Couture Creations Fantasia Ivy Set C072322
Pink  & Crystalina Glitz N Glamour 

Other Materials 
Pink stamp pad 
White, Pink and green cardstock 
Crushed Olive Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Light Chipboard
Stampendous Shaved Ice
Dimensional Magic
Greetings stamp

Faux Opal 

Step 1
Cut a small circle with a die or punch from lightweight chipboard

Step 2
Ink all over with an ink that matches the Glitz N Glamour colour you choose, allow to dry.

Step 3
Coat with Glitz N Glamour, allow to dry

Step 4 
The Couture Creations Tool is perfect to add shards of shaved ice into the Glitz N Glamour. Allow to dry.

Step 4 
Coat with dimensional magic to create a nice dome. Allow to dry.

Handy Hint
If the dimensional magic cracks just re coat it, add as many layers as it needs to create a build up of layers and a dome like surface.

A2 Cheerful - CO723282

Thanks for sharing this post with me, hope to see you next time 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Angel Trinket Dress Form

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo Angel Trinket Dress Form 
I taught this dress form converted into an Angel that you can stick all of your trinket and hat pins into. 
Thank you for all of you who came to my class and I hope everybody learnt loads of new techniques that they can use on layouts, cards and other off the page projects.

The white rose is made with Couture Creations Roses Die and stamens you can source at cake shops or at the show from Bella Paperie.

Instead of the handmade cameo, at the show we used a beautiful gold button 

Wings are made from the largest Couture Creations heart, cut from white cardstock and embossed. Cut in half and you have instant wings, add detail on the edges for the feathered look

Layers of Couture Creations Doily dies, lace, ribbon and fluffy fibre, give a layered and soft look to the hem of the dress form .

This another version I thought of while doing my class sample.

I could not help doing another version, of the Angel with no expense spared and using any product I like.

I used Imaginarium large butterfly as the wings and turned them upside down. Add loads of gesso, white glitter and pearls

Hope you enjoyed the class and for those who missed it, look out for next time 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo Brisbane 2013

My Tutor Display at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo. 
Lots of catching up with friends and teaching. 

 Michelle Grant and Sue 

Kerrie Gurney in Tweedle de outfit lol

Queenie Sharon Kerrie Jo and I all Print Blocks Girls lol

Tracey Cooley and Lesa Bird 
in Costume 

Karen Shady 

 Kerrie Gurney's Tutor Display

June Maureen and Jamie from The Crafters Workshop  

Natalie May house guest and tutor 

Seriously Trinkets

Love Janes work 

Jane and a Womens Dairy as seen in Australian Scrapbook Ideas

Seriously Scrapbooking Ladies 

The stand next to us, Dies to die for 

Card maker of the year for Simply Cards 

Lynette Carroll's work
Lovely work and wonderful teacher

 Kylie Obst and Sue 

Rebecca Beattie and Sue 

 Kelly-ann Oosterbeek and Sue 

The view of crafting business going on 

Happy Crafting ladies Kelly-ann, Jamie, Geli and Sue 

Teaching up a storm 

Loads of mixed media

Lumieres are still here !!

Manor house stand yum!

Jane meets Karen Shady two Graphic 45 design team members past and present 

Lynettes class soooo neat 

goodbye Lynette ..last class as she is retiring