December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Layout by Mel Connell.

Twas the night before Christmas.........

Hello again everyone. Firstly can I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May it be full of family and friends, sparkle and cheer. 

I wanted to do a layout with a photo of my gorgeous Christmas Tree, using my very very favourite dies from this year. ( Of course they are christmas one, I'm not called Miss Christmas for nothing). 

I loved that the Vintage Rose Collection Paper range has some deep red prints, and with all the gorgeous green prints you are set for Christmas gorgeousness. 

I cut some Pine needles and Christmas Branch, Christmas border, holly branch flourish and the stunning 3D bow. This little bow set if fasting becoming my absolute favourite die set. 

I have gone a little sparkle crazy and heat embossed my pine branches and the holly flourish with glittery embossing powder, they just shine so beautifully. 

Layer up all your Die cut elements, add in a few paper flowers, sprinkle around some of the Couture Creations Gemstones, and hey presto. Super pretty, very Christmassy layout. 

Merry, Merry Christmas too you all. xxxx

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December 12, 2014

Hanging Decorations by Mel Connell

Hi Everyone welcome back. Today I am here to tell you about my super quick and easy hanging decorations. It's that time of the year again and we are busy decorating our homes for the Christmas season, putting up trees and hanging tinsel. I sadly am not able to have my tree out this year and wanted to make something I could hang around my home to make it feel a little more festive.

This is a classic old idea but such a fun and cute one. Perhaps this could be a great  activity with the kids one weekend between now and Christmas day, I'm sure they would love making them. 

What do you need? Well several of your favourite Couture Creations Doily dies, your nested circle dies, some pretty paper, string/thread or ribbon and some beads or bells as I have used. 

For each ball you will need four doily dies and four circles cut from your papers. Glow your circle into the centre of your doilies, and then score each one right down the middle and fold. 
Make sure you have a crisp fold line. 
Glue two piece together with the patterned paper facing out. Repeat for the second two. Give them a moment to dry a little. 

While your waiting cut a lengths of your twine or thread or ribbon and thread a bell or bead on it. 
Run  line of glue down the inside of one of the folded and glued halves of your ball, lay your thread through it so it is going to dry into the glue line. Add more glue and stick the two halves of your ball together. 

Your could dd a bow at the top or add paper flowers, but I wanted mine to be fairly simple. I intend hanging mine in the scallop of my green tinsel boughs I am going to be hanging around my house this weekend. 

Thanks again for stopping by to see what the Couture Creations DT has been up to. I wish you well and would love to see some hanging decorations that you might make. 

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