Saturday, 20 November 2021

CTMH Australasian Buildable Tags Blog Hop


 

Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Buildable Tags blog hop! If you arrived from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages blog, you are in the right place. If you started here, thank you! I hope you will click the link at the bottom of this post to continue on to see what the other talented ladies have created. 

The first project I want to share with you is another layout I created for my Candid Moments workshop earlier in the month. The layout was created using Papaya, Carolina, Sapphire, Peach, Sundance, Mink & White Daisy Cardstock, Candid Moments paper pack, Buildable Tags Thin Cuts, Tabs Thin Cuts, Fancy Stitched Brackets Thin Cuts, White & Bronze Twine. I can't wait to get some of the 400 photos I had printed in the last few days onto this layout.


The next project I created using the Buildable Tags Thin cuts is a bookmark! I thought the large tag shapes would make a great bookmark. I used Z4323 - In a Book stamp & Thin Cuts for the image and sentiment. The books were coloured using Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. I used a scrap BlueBelle Glitter Paper for the circle re-reinforcer. 


The remaining projects are a variety of tags ready for Christmas. I used a selection of stamp sets for these tags. The first tag was created using White Daisy & Candy Apple cardstock with Holly & Ivy paper.


This tag was created using White Daisy & Harbour cardstock .


For this tag, I used White Daisy & Candy Apple cardstock & Holly & Ivy paper. You can pull out the Candy Apple tag to reveal the puppy!


This tag is similar to the one above, but the small tag when pulled out reveals the cute little kitten. this one was created using White Daisy, Candy Apple & Harbour cardstock with Holly & Ivy paper. 


This tag was inspired by fellow CTMH Maker - Janice Gilhooley. It is a shaker created using 4 layers of the White Daisy cardstock to create the shaker! I added Gold Confetti stars and backed it with Candy Apple cardstock.  


And the last one I have to share with you today is actually made from the smaller tag in the collection with a simple image stamped and coloured. I used White Daisy & Candy Apple cardstock for this one.

The Buildable Tags Thin Cuts set is available till the end of August next year (2022) WSL. I think the possibilities with this set are endless, so keep checking back to see what else I create using this set. You can get yours from your CTMH Maker, or if you don't have a Maker and live in Australia, I would love to help you. You can contact me here! And don't forget to check out all the great specials currently available on my website.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Doris from Creative Inspirations has created using the Buildable Tags Thin Cuts. 

Stay safe & well.

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen

Friday, 12 November 2021

CTMH Australasian Candid Moments Blog Hop

 



Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Candid Moments Blog Hop. If you came from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, thank you for stopping by. I hope you will continue on our blog hop by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.

I love the fun colours in this collection and have had some fun creating with it. This first layout - a single page - was one I shared last week at our CTMH Maker's meeting. It was created using Sapphire, White Daisy, Carolina, Sundance & Papaya cardstock, Candid Moments paper, Buildable Tags Thin cuts, Tabs Thin Cuts & White & Bronze Twine. 



For this second layout, I was inspired by a layout I saw on Pinterest but not sure who it was by. I used Sapphire, Peach, Papaya, Carolina, White Daisy, Sundance & Mink cardstock, Candid Moments Paper Pack, Candid Moments Digital Collection, Artbooking Cricut Collection, Accidental Presidency & Advertising Script Fonts for title - cut on the Cricut. 


Now, I need to get my photos printed and onto these pages. The Candid Moments collection is available till the end of December, WSL from your CTMH Maker. If you don't have a Maker and live in Australia, I would love to help you. You can find all the information on my website!  And don't forget to check out all the specials now available. 

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Doris from Creative Inspirations has created using this collection.

Stay safe & well.

Happy papercrafting. 

Doreen

Monday, 1 November 2021

S2111 - Created to Shine Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

 



Hi & welcome to our S2111 - Created to Shine Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Kimmy Adds Sparkleyou are in the right place. If you just happened by, thank you for stopping. I hope you will continue on our hop to see what the other ladies have created. 
Because I have left it late to get started on working with this stamp set, I have made 3 simple cards to share with you. They are all similar with just a couple of subtle differences. For this first card I used  White Daisy & Candy Apple cardstock, Holly & Ivy paper, S2111 - Created to Shine stamp set, Z4328 - Tags Under the Tree stamp & Thin Cuts (for sentiment), Black Memento ink pad, Canary Ink pad & 3D Foam Tape. 

My second card is almost the same as the first - the only difference being that I used Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers to colour the globes. 

And for the final card, (which was really the first that I made), I used the Charcoal ink pad to stamp the image, masking off a couple of the lights. The sentiment for this card is from one of my favourite stamp sets in the NEW Annual catalogue - D2052 - For All Occasions. 

The S2111 - Created to Shine Stamp of the Month set is available till the end of November for FREE with a qualifying order if you are a VIP. Or you can get it for just $9.00 with a qualifying order or for $34.00 without a qualifying order. Contact your CTMH Maker for details. Or if you live in Australia and don't have a CTMH Maker, I would love to help you. You can contact me through my website!  Don't forget to check out all the current specials available too!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Doris from Creative Inspirations has created.

Stay safe & well.

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

CTMH Australasian Layered Flowers Blog Hop

 



Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Layered Flowers Blog Hop. If you arrived from Alison's Scissors Paper Heart blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, thank you for stopping. I hope you will continue on to see all the creations using this Layered Flowers Thin Cuts set. The good news is that this Thin Cuts set is available for a year - till the end of August 2022 WSL, so you have plenty of time to get yours!

So far, I have only used the flowers on cards. This first one is a a Desktop Calendar. I used the NEW Colour of the Year - Wild Berry with Glacier, Avocado & Canary cardstock for my flower on this card.  


These next 3 cards started as a part of the NEW VIP Flower Shop special available to all VIPs from your CTMH Maker's website. I pimped up the cards by cutting the bases in half, then trimming one piece to 4" x 5.25" and added flowers in coordinating colours. I am really happy with how they turned out. The sentiments are all from the card set. I just straightened the sentiment on my block! On the top card I added a Gold Glitter Gem to the centre of the flower and some Gold Shimmer Trim under the sentiment. The flower was cut from Paprika cardstock and the leaves from Sage Cardstock. 


For the second card, I cut the flowers from Shortbread, Canary (retired) and Black cardstock and the leaves from Harbour cardstock. I added a small strip of Harbour cardstock under the sentiment. 

On this card, I cut the flower from Wisteria Cardstock and the leaves from Sage cardstock I used Stickles to add to the centre of the flower along with some (retired) Wisteria Ribbon to the card base. The flowers could just as easily be added to plain cardstock in the same way. 

You can get the Layered Flowers Thin Cuts from your CTMH Maker's website till August 2022 and the VIP Flower Shop Card special till the end of  October. If you don't have a maker and live in Australia, you can contact me. 

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on the blog hop to see what Doris from Creative Inspirations has created.

Stay safe & well. 

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen


Sunday, 10 October 2021

CTMH Australasian Holly & Ivy Blog Hop

 


Hi and welcome to our CTMH Australasian Holly & Ivy Blog Hop. If you arrived from Alison's Scissors Paper Heart blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, thank you and I hope you will continue on our blog hop!

I have had lots of fun creating with this collection! This layout was the sketch from Chris Robertson's Sketch Camp (Aug '21) that I participated in and was created using Toffee, Evergreen & White Daisy cardstock,  Holly & Ivy paper pack with stickers, Candy Apple Shimmer Trim, Circle Shaker Thin Cuts, Circle Shaker Foam & Acetate, Loose Sequins - Rose Gold, Julep & Red (from my stash). I can't wait to add my Christmas pics.

Have you seen the NEW Purse Card Thin Cuts available in the NEW annual catalogue? This card was created using those Thin Cuts. I used Candy Apple for the left one (shows the inside) and Harbour cardstock with White Daisy. I added some Holly & Ivy paper to the front.

This treat holder is one I make every year - it is very popular for small gifts at Christmas time. I used Sage cardstock and Holly & Ivy paper with the sweet little gnome from the Mini Garden Gnomes stamp & thin cuts available till the end of October WSL.

This card pattern was inspired by the layout on page 24 of the NEW annual catalogue. I used Candy Apple, Harbour, Sage & White Daisy cardstock, Holly & Ivy paper, D2052 - for All Occasions stamp set &Harbour ink pad to create this card. I used the NEW White Gel pens to outline the heart and edge of the card. 

The Holly & Ivy collection is available till the end of October, WSL. You can get it from your CTMH Maker or, if you live in Australia and don't have a CTMH Maker, you can find it on my website here! And make sure you check out all the great specials currently available - under the PROMOTIONS tab.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Doris from Creative Inspirations has created.

Stay safe & well.

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen
 

Monday, 20 September 2021

CTMH Australasian Slimline Celebration Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Slimline Celebration Blog Hop. If you arrived from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages blog you are in the right place. If this is where you started, I hope you will continue along the hop to see what the other talented ladies have created using the Slimline Celebration stamps & thin cuts! This collection was created to help us celebration National Stamping Month! The Slimline Celebration collection is available till the end of October, WSL! You can get it from your consultant, or, if you are in Australia and don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can get your collection here

So far, I have created these cards using this collection. The first one was inspired by one in the workshop - available to download from my website here
To create this card I used Harbour, Lagoon & White Daisy cardstock, CC9217 - Fishy Greetings stamp & thin cuts, Black Memento ink pad & Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers.

But this collection is not just suitable for Slimline cards! It can also be used for standard sized cards. For this card, I was i
nspired by card by fellow CTMH Maker, Miss Carrie's Creations. It was created using Mulberry & White Daisy cardstock, As You Grow paper pack, CC9215 - Mini Garden Gnomes stamp & thin cuts, CC9212 - Thoughtful Critters stamp & thin cuts (for sentiment), Black Memento ink pad, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers &  Z4106 - Buildable Tags Thin Cuts. 

And my final card was created for my hubby for his birthday this past week. I used 
Glacier, Harbour & White Daisy cardstock, As You Grow paper pack, Z5035 - Cupcake Card Thin Cuts, CC9215 - Mini Garden Gnomes stamp & thin cuts, CC9216 - Thoughtful Critters stamp & thin cuts (for sentiment), Black Memento ink pad[ & Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. Isn't this Cupcake  Card just the best! It measures about 4" x 5.25" finished, so will fit in a standard envelope.

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

And don't forget to check out the other specials and all the wonderful new products available now on my website

Stay safe and well. 

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen

Monday, 13 September 2021

Celebrate Autumn Colours with the Pumpkin Spice Collection

Unfortunately, I missed the Pumpkin Spice blog hop with fellow CTMH Makers last week as I had to have a minor medical procedure and wasn't organised enough. So I am going to share my projects using the Pumpkin Spice collection with you today. 


These are all projects I created (and adapted) from our recent Virtual Convention, launching the NEW annual and Seasonal catalogues.

On this first layout, I added extra photos and used it for my photo a day pics. This layout features some of the NEW cardstock colours - Harbour ( a new favourite of mine), Papya & Shortbread. 


This second layout was perfect for some pics of a recent trip we took to Kyneton in Victoria just before the current lock down. It was a cold wintery day, but the paper with the sweaters is perfect. I still need to add my journalling and some embellishments, but I love how it is heading.  


I used a variety of stamp sets for the sentiments and embellishments on my cards.  And check out the gorgeous wood stickers that are a part of the Pumpkin Spice collection.  




Don't forget to check out all the great specials currently available on my website!  The first one is the Slimline Celebration special to celebrate National Stamping Month. 

This National Stamping Month, show your love of stamping and cardmaking with the Slimline Celebration special! This special features three exclusive stamp + Thin Cuts sets with a variety of adorable icons and sentiments, plus two slimline card front Thin Cuts dies and a stamp set loaded with sentiments sized perfectly for a slimline card! Save 20% when you purchase the whole set in either the Slimline Celebration Product Bundle or the Slimline Celebration Workshop kit! The workshop kit also includes cardstock, sparkles, and cards and envelopes to give you supplies for creating a set of 12 slimline cards featuring these fun stamps and die-cuts. Complete the workshop together with us during a FREE virtual event that will be held on the Close To My Heart Facebook page on Saturday, 25th September.


The next special is the October Virtual Album Retreat! Join us online 8–9 October for our next virtual Album Retreat. At Album Retreat, we go step-by-step through the process of creating an entire album’s worth of breathtaking scrapbook pages bursting with unique artwork techniques! At this event, we will create 11 two-page 12″ × 12″ scrapbook layouts, for a total of 22 pages! To participate in this event, simply purchase the album bundle (EB20218)—there is no separate registration fee! Visit the item page for EB20218 to get a closer look at the beautiful artwork, too! The last day to order the bundle is 16th September, and a separate shipping fee is required. We will begin shipping ordered bundles shortly after that date. As we get closer to the event, we will send an email to everyone who has purchased the bundle with an invitation to join a private Facebook group where the event will be held. We look forward to having you join us!


The next special is the Boo Crew special. The Boo Crew special makes Halloween crafting more fun than ever with an exclusive collection of products, including a paper packet, sticker sheet, stamp set, sequins, and more! Save 20% when you purchase these items as part of the Boo Crew Product Bundle or the Boo Crew Workshop Kit. Check out the Boo Crew Workshop Guide for instructions in using the materials in your workshop kit plus some additional supplies to create three 12″ × 12″ two-page layouts and a set of papercrafted treat holders!


And of course, there is the Stamp of the Month - available at a special price each month, with qualifying orders. You can see what I created using the September Stamp of the Month - S2109 Grateful for this Life in my previous post. 

If you have any questions or would like to place an order, go to my website

Stay safe & well.

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen