Monday, 1 June 2020

S2006 - Garden Tags CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our S2006 - Garden Tags CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you arrived from Maz's blog, you are on the right track. If not, I hope you will continue on and hop around to see what my fellow consultants have created using this month's Stamp of the Month!

Before I continue, I want to let you know that this stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts (Z3726) available in the May - June Catalogue!

I have been so busy with other projects and things, that I have only had the chance to finish two cards so far using this stamp set. 

This first card was created using White Daisy & Lagoon cardstock. I used the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts (Z3726) to cut the tag. The image was stamped using the Intense Black ink pad, then coloured using the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. The 'FOR YOU' sentiment comes from Z3718 - Stitched Together Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts and was stamped using the Lagoon ink pad. I added the pen detail using a black journalling pen and some White & Gold Twine to finish it off.


For my second card, I used White Daisy & Ruby cardstock.  I used the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts (Z3726) to cut the tags. The images are stamped with the Intense Black and Ruby ink pads. The flowers were coloured using  the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. The sentiment is from Z3730 - Mason Jar Bouquet Stamp & Thin Cuts set and was stamped with Black ink. I used the Subway Tile Embossing Folder (retired) to add some texture behind the tags.I finished off the layered tags using some White & Gold Ribbon. 


The S2006 - Garden Tags stamp set is only available during June, so make sure you contact your consultant to get yours. or you can find all the details on my website under the 'PROMOTIONS' tab.  

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on the blog hop to see what Dannii from Scrappy Chics has created!

Don't forget to check out the specials available during June! 

The first special I want to share with you is the Legendary Father's Day stamp sets! Even though Father's Day is not till September in Australia, we can still celebrate the man who means the most in your life with the exclusive stamp sets available through the Legendary Father’s Day special. Save 20% when you purchase the Legendary Father’s Day Stamp Bundle that contains both sets! You can find all the details on my website!



The next special available right now is  Bring Back My Pack - Brushed. By popular demand, the Brushed paper suite is back! With a re-imagined colour scheme, a brand-new sticker sheet, and two favourite stamp sets from the past, the Brushed collection makes a great addition to any project! You can even save 20% when you purchase the Brushed Bundle, which includes all the items in the Brushed collection! This gorgeous collection is available from today (1st June 2020) till 31st July! You can find all the details from your consultant or on my website under the 'Promotions' tab!


Even though National Scrapbooking Month has finished, you can still get the Blue Skies Collection! Ask you consultant for details, or find the details on my websiteThe incredible Blue Skies Paper collection, features 12 double-sided paper sheets—double the number of designs in our other paper collections. Accent your papercrafts with coordinating stickers and cardstock—both featuring eye-popping UV-coated designs—as well as two coordinating stamp sets and a dimensional Pinwheel Thin Cuts die! The Blue Skies suite also includes a dynamic Cut Above® Layout Kit that gives you materials for creating two beautiful two-page layouts using pre-printed base pages with die-cut pieces and stickers made just for these layouts.
Don't forget to check out what Dannii from Scrappy Chics has created using the S2006 - Garden Tags stamp set before you continue on to the next blog in the hop!

Come back again see and see what is NEW and what I have been creating. Stay safe and happy crafting. 

Doreen

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

CTMH Australasian Blue Skies National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Blue Skies National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop. If you arrived from Shaunna's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by chance, then I am glad you popped in and hope you will continue to hop around to see what the other girls have created!

I have had lots of fun creating with this collection - these are only a few of those projects, but I hope you will be inspired!  

For this first layout, I used the 'Easy Inspiration' pattern from the Cherish pattern book (also available from you consultant as a FREE Download - adapted to suit my photos, with  White Daisy cardstock, Blue Skies paper with stickers and Blue Skies coordinating cardstock, Gold Shimmer Trim, Thin 3D Foam Tape for dimension. It is the perfect paper collection for the photos of my trip to the US last year for the CTMH convention!



This next layout was created using White Daisy cardstock, Blue Skies paper and  Blue Skies coordinating cardstock, Z3722 - Here & There stamp & thin cuts, Z3715 - Aurora Cardmaking Workshop stamp & thin cuts, Black, Candy Apple, Green Apple, Lagoon, Lemonade & Sapphire ink pads. The border across the top of this layout was inspired by a technique shared by fellow consultant Shaunna Richards, using strips of paper adhered to a background piece at an angle, then cut to size. It is a great way of using up those left over pieces from a paper pack. 



For this layout, I have used paper from a couple of different packs - Blue Skies and the NEW Stitched Together pack along with White Daisy & Candy Apple cardstock. The Pinwheel was cut using the Pinwheel Thin Cut that is a part of the Blue Skies collection. The smaller pinwheels were cut on the cricut.  The little stamped banners come from CC5202 - Beautiful Day Stamp & Thin Cuts set that is also a part of the Blue Skies collection. 

All of my cards feature paper from the Blue Skies paper pack and the first and last ones also have some of the Blue Skies cardstock which has been treated on one side to give a shiny pattern. 
For the first & second cards, I used the Pinwheel Thin Cuts and the sentiment is from one of my favourite stamp sets - D1283 - Say it in Style.


For this card, I used one of the Thin Cuts shapes from the Aurora Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts set - Z3711 to cut the diamonds. Then I placed them on a Candy Apple piece of cardstock, leaving a small gap between each one. I added a Cricut cut flower from my collection with some Silver Glitter Gems and Silver Shimmer Trim. The sentiment is from the May Stamp of the Month - S2005 - Time To Celebrate. 

This final card was created using some of the left over strips of scraps from my page layout above. I used Candy Apple cardstock and some of the Candy Apple cardstock from the Blue Skies collection. The sentiment from C1835 - Sentiments & Stitches was stamped on a circle cut using the Stitched Circle Thin Cuts. I finished off the card with some Sapphire Crochet Thread.


The Blue Skies collection is available till the end of June WSL, but there are some great deals if you buy it in May. Ask your consultant for all the details, or if you are in Australia and don't have a consultant your can get the details from my website here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Doris has created using the Blue Skies Collection. 

And don't forget to check out our current specials available!

The first one is the 'Love for Mother' special! Create personalized, hand-made artwork to show Mum just how much she means to you using these three exclusive stamp sets. Save 20% when you purchase the Love for Mother Stamp Bundle that contains all three sets! Find all the details on my website!


The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely changed a lot about our daily lives, and we know that crafters everywhere want to be able to account for and respond to those changes in our crafting! That’s why we’ve designed the My Acrylix®  stamp sets and some FREE SVG files to go with it. Use these items to preserve memories, make thoughtful cards, and incorporate current events into whatever craft projects you are working on. You can find all the info and the FREE SVG Files on my  website here (or contact your consultant). 


Celebrate the man who means the most in your life with the exclusive stamp sets available through the Legendary Father’s Day special. Save 20% when you purchase the Legendary Father’s Day Stamp Bundle that contains both sets! You can find all the details on my website here!

Thank you again for hopping by. Please don't forget to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Doris has created using the Blue Skies collection!

Stay safe and well and Happy Crafting!

Doreen


Sunday, 10 May 2020

CTMH Australasian Aurora Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Aurora Blog Hop. If you arrived from Maz's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident I hope you will hop around and see what everyone has created with this fabulous collection!

This Aurora collection is perfect for capturing my memories of my trip to the USA last year with my daughter, Ali. I attended the CTMH convention just out of Salt Lake City at the beginning of our trip (after a couple of days in LA), then Ali & I joined a Trafalgar Tour to Yellowstone National Park and beyond! We had so much fun! On our first night of the tour, we enjoyed a Chuck Wagon Dinner and show! Well Ali became part of the show and 'married' a 'mountain man'! She was such a good sport, but I knew she was so embarrassed at the time. But it is something we still talk about today! (And she got a free tee shirt for being such a good sport).

Anyway, as you can see, Aurora is perfect for our memories! These 3 layouts are part of the creative projects that was available as a sneak peek of the new catalogue to consultants. I did make a mistake and used the light side of the Sage cardstock on the right page, but I think it looks ok! I love that the CTMH cardstock has the option of a lighter side to choose!

The first page was created using Sage, Peacock & White Daisy cardstock, Aurora paper pack with stickers with Thin 3D Foam Tape to add some dimension.

This second layout was created using Charcoal, Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock, Aurora paper pack with stickers with Thin 3D Foam Tape.

For this single page layout, I used Peacock cardstock - both sides - and some of the stickers from the Aurora paper pack. 

The first three cards were also a part of the Launch event workshop, but I have changed the sentiments on them. They were created using White Daisy & Sapphire cardstock, with Aurora paper, Sapphire Shimmer pen & sentiments from stamps in my collection. 



These next two cards were created using the FREE SVG file available from the CTMH Blog on 10th April, to say thank you to some of the many heroes in our community today. The images on the SVG file are designed to team with the Paper Pals Thin Cuts available from you CTMH consultant. I added paper from the Aurora pack along with a sentiment from the  C1835 - Sentiments & Stitches stamp set. 


The Aurora collection is available from you CTMH consultant till the end of May (WSL). If you don't have a consultant and live in Australia, I would love to help you! You can contact me here

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our CTMH Australasian Aurora Blog Hop to see what Doris has created!

And don't forget to check out our current specials available!

The first one is the 'Love for Mother' special! Create personalized, hand-made artwork to show Mum just how much she means to you using these three exclusive stamp sets. Save 20% when you purchase the Love for Mother Stamp Bundle that contains all three sets! Find all the details on my website!

Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month? The sensational Blue Skies collection may just be our best National Scrapbooking Month offering ever! Start with the incredible Blue Skies Paper collection, which features 12 double-sided paper sheets—double the number of designs in our other paper collections. Accent your papercrafts with coordinating stickers and cardstocks—both featuring eye-popping UV-coated designs—as well as two coordinating stamp sets and a dimensional Pinwheel Thin Cuts die! The Blue Skies suite also includes a dynamic Cut Above® Layout Kit that gives you materials for creating two beautiful two-page layouts using pre-printed base pages with die-cut pieces and stickers made just for these layouts.

Save 20% with the Blue Skies Paper Bundle, which includes the Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, Coordinating Cardstock, and Cut Above® Layout Kit. For an even bigger discount, choose the Blue Skies Product Bundle that includes ALL of the Blue Skies products at a 30% savings! 
Check out the Blue Skies workshop bundles on my website (or with your consultant).  They include Blue Skies products paired with other items to complete specific crafting projects, including 12″ × 12″ scrapbooking, cardmaking, and 6″ × 8″ scrapbooking projects!

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely changed a lot about our daily lives, and we know that crafters everywhere want to be able to account for and respond to those changes in our crafting! That’s why we’ve designed the My Acrylix® Let’s Stay Home stamp set and some FREE SVG files to go with it. Use these items to preserve memories, make thoughtful cards, and incorporate current events into whatever craft projects you are working on. You can find all the info and the FREE SVG Files on my  website here (or contact your consultant). 
Close To My Heart hosted an all day NSD event on their Facebook page on Sunday 3rd May (Australian time) where they shared some great tips for putting together three exclusive projects with kits that are still available on my website (WSL). You can still go to the FB page and see all the fun videos that were created for the day. (You may have to scroll but it is totally worth it!) There are several different bundles available. 

Thank you again for stopping by! I hope you will leave a comment before you continue to hop around to see what Doris has created. 

Stay safe and well and don't forget to come back soon to see what is new and what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Monday, 20 April 2020

CTMH Cardstock Carnival Australasian Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our CTMH Cardstock Carnival Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Dannii's Scrappychicks blog, you are  on the right track; if you arrived by accident, I hope you will continue hopping around to see what my friends have created. 

I LOVE all the colours that are available in the CTMH cardstock range! There are 40 colours (well 80 if you take into consideration that each of those colours has a lighter shade on the back of the sheet) plus Black & White Daisy! And then we have ink pads to match!

The layout I created using only CTMH cardstock is a version of the heart page pictured above! To make this layout, I used White Daisy, Candy Apple, Tangerine, Canary, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, Glacier, Thistle, Lilac, Ballerina, Raspberry cardstock, Z3705A - Let the Good Times Roll stamp & thin cuts set, D1925 - A Million Little Things stamp set (to add the ink 'splashes'), Candy Apple, Tangerine, Canary, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, Glacier, Thistle, Lilac, Ballerina, Raspberry ink pads, silver Sequins, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts & Thin 3D Foam Tape to add a little dimension. My page is the start of my experience in Provo (Utah) last year for the last Close To My Heart consultant convention for now. I was fortunate to share the experience with several other Aussie consultants, particularly Kylie & Jan. And my daughter travelled to the US with me and we went on a tour to Yellowstone National Park and more after convention finished. 

Of course, I have been making cards using some of the fabulous cardstock too.  My first card was inspired by fellow consultant, Erin Jacobson & created using , Peach, Juniper (retired) & White Daisy cardstock, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts,  Z3658 - Yesterday & Today Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts, Z3642 - Shared Happiness stamp & thin cuts, Peach & Juniper ink (retired) pads with some 3D Foam Tape to add some dimension. 

This card was also inspired by Erin Jacobson and was created using Bluebird, Lagoon, Glacier & White Daisy cardstock, C1837 - Birthday Banners stamp set, Intense Black & Sapphire ink pads, Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Markers, Sapphire Crochet Thread & Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts. 

For this next card, I used  White Daisy & Ruby cardstock, Z3707 - Blossoming Friendship stamp & thin cuts, Intense Black ink pad, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, Mink Twine, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts & 3D Foam Tape for dimension. 

 This card was inspired by another fellow consultant - Laura Beacham. I used White Daisy, Carolina, Glacier & Lagoon cardstock, C1837 - Birthday Banners stamp set, Celebrate Embossing Folder, Intense Black ink pad, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers, White & Gold twine with 3D Foam Tape to create this one. 


This very simple card was created by randomly stamping images on the White Daisy cardstock using Intense Black ink pad and colouring with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. The images are from the  C1837 - Birthday Banners stamp set & the sentiment is from A1244 - A Little Sentiment stamp set. I added some Lagoon cardstock to finish the card. 
These four cards feature pinwheels cut using the NEW Pinwheel Thin Cuts that will be available from 1st May! It is lots of fun to use! I also used Glacier, Lemonade, Peach, Sangria & White Daisy cardstock, Silver Brads, Subway Tile Embossing Folder (retired), Stitched Circles Embossing Folder (retired), Celebrate Embossing Folder, Blue Burlap Ribbon (retired), White & Gold Ribbon, Black Shimmer Trim, Julep Velvet Ribbon, Silver Glitter Gems, C1805 - Craft With Heart Stamp Set, A1244 - A Little Sentiment Stamp Set, S2003E - Cherishing Her stamp set (retired), Black & Sapphire ink pads. I used 3D Foam Tape under the pinwheels. Watch out for more projects using this Thin Cut!

The Cardstock Carnival special is only available till the end of April! Talk to your consultant today, or if you don't have a consultant & you live in Australia, you can find all the details on my website! There are so many great bargains! 

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on the blog hop to see what Doris has created!

And don't forget to check out the other specials currently available!

The first one is the 'Love for Mother' special! Create personalized, hand-made artwork to show Mum just how much she means to you using these three exclusive stamp sets. Save 20% when you purchase the Love for Mother Stamp Bundle that contains all three sets! Find all the details on my website!


The 2nd special I want to highlight is the 'Remembering ANZAC Day special. Designed especially for Anzac Day, these two stamp sets feature beautiful floral elements that lend themselves to many occasions. You can save 20% on the cost of these sets when you purchase the bundle containing both. All the details can be found on my website. This special is available till 30th April. 


Join Close To My Heart for a day filled with creativity and fun as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday, 2 May! Everyone is welcome to join in and watch the FREE event on our Close To My Heart Facebook Page! Make sure you click 'GOING' to the event, as there will be give-aways during the event to those who are registered (GOING)! We will be demonstrating some fabulous creative projects during the event that you can create along with us by using the products and bundles on my website!

Besides scrapbooking projects there will be some cardmaking projects featuring two exclusive stamp sets only available in the card kits pictured below! I know you are going to want these stamp sets, so make sure you order yours today! These kits with the stamp set are available on my website!



The next one (continuing from March) is the Easter Traditions special. Bring some colour to your Easter celebrations with the Easter Traditions special! This special includes two exclusive wooden banners—the Bunny Wood Banner and the Easter Eggs Wood Banner. These banners come with specialised, Easter-themed SVG files. As a special perk, both banners are available in the Easter Traditions Wood Banners bundle at a 20% discount! You can get all the details of this special from your consultant or on my website here!These cute banners are available till 30th April WSL!

The next special I want to highlight is the These Are My People special which continues till the end of April too! At Close To My Heart, we strive to help you preserve the moments that matter most, with the people that matter most. The These Are My People collection is designed to help you commemorate and celebrate treasured moments with your favourite folks. This collection features the These Are My People 6″ × 8″ Cut Above® Kit, along with the These Are My People Workshop Kit. All the details can be found on my website here! This special is also available till 30th April WSL!

Don't forget to hop along and see what Doris has created using the gorgeous Close To My Heart Cardstock!

Stay safe & well and don't forget to come back soon to see what what is NEW & what I have been creating. 

Doreen