Friday, 1 July 2022

NEW Month NEW Catalogue NEW Products!

 Welcome to July! Can you believe we are already half way through the year? 

You can check out the NEW July to September Catalogue here!



Today, I want to share the NEW July Stamp of the Month with you! So far, I have only had a chance to make one card, but I know I will definitely be using it on more projects! Isn't this set just beautiful! It reminds me of summer!


I created this really simple card using the turtle image stamped on White Daisy cardstock using Intense Black ink then coloured the image with some of Shimmer Brushes. I love how it turned out! You could use Watercolour Pencils or Watercolour Paints, or Markers or what ever medium you like.


This July Stamp of the Month is available during July '22 only! You can get it for just $9.00 with a qualifying order of  $80.00, or if you are a VIP you can get this stamp set for FREE with a qualifying order of $80.00. You can find all the information about the current SoM here!

Find out more about the VIP program here! Contact me if you have any questions. 

Make sure you visit my website regularly to see what's NEW and the great specials currently available.

Be sure to come back again soon to see what is new and what I have been creating.

Stay safe and well!

Happy papercrafting!

Doreen


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Hope & Kindness Collection


I was not able to participate in the latest CTMH Australasian Blog Hop, but I am now able to share some of the projects I created using the beautiful Hope & Kindness collection.  I wasn't in love with the paper when I first saw it, but as I started creating with it, I could see the limitless possibilities!
 
Here are some of the projects I created. This first one  was created using Hope & Kindness paper pack and coordinating cardstock, White Daisy & Sundance cardstock. The title was cut using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts.


This next layout was created the paper and cardstock packs again, and the title was cut using the Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts. I added some White & Bronze Twine to finish off the page.

This layout was inspired by one shared on the CTMH Blog on March 23rd and was created using Hope & Kindness coordinating cardstock, Black cardstock, White & Bronze Twine, Block Alphabet, Simple Serif Uppercase & Simple Serif Lower case thin cuts, Tabs Thin Cuts, Papaya, Sundance, Sage, Harbour & Black Ink Pads, D2051 - Perfectly Imperfect stamp set, C1929 - Build a Flower stamp set.  I love the way it turned out!

I hosted my annual scrapbooking retreat this past weekend and this is the layout I created for the participants to make for their retreat photos - we always get a group photo and I take individual photos of each of them too. This layout was inspired by an older one by Jennifer Smith, using White Daisy, Sage, Sundance & Kraft cardstock, Hope & Kindness coordinating cardstock, Flower Market, Love Each Day & Artistry Cricut Collections, Bronze & White Twine, Basic Stitched Brackets Thin Cuts.

And the final layout I want to share was inspired by a couple in the Cherish (NLA) idea book. I created this one using  White Daisy, Harbour, Sage & Kraft cardstock, Hope & Kindness paper pack & coordinating cardstock, Z4212 - Christmas Trees stamps & thin cuts, Sage, New England Ivy, Harbour ink pads, Fancy Doilies thin cuts, Slim Alphabet thin cuts. 

My cards were all created using left over pieces after I had made my scrapbook pages. This one was made using  White Daisy cardstock, Hope & Kindness Paper & Coordinating cardstock, White & Bronze Twine, Buildable Tags Thin Cuts, Julep Glitter Gems (retired), CC3228 - Many Wishes stamp set, D2051 - Perfectly Imperfect stamp set, Sage & Black ink pads.  

This card was made using 
White Daisy cardstock, Hope & Kindness Coordinating cardstock, Stars Thin Cuts (retired), White & Bronze Twine, CC3228 - Many Wishes stamp set, Black ink pad, Harbour Shimmer Brush. 

For this card I cut the floral element from one of the cut apart panels in the paper pack and added it to another piece of paper using Thin 3D Foam Tape. The sentiment is from CC3228 - Many Wishes stamp set and I finished it off with some Clear Sparkles.

This final card I want to share with you today was created using White Daisy & Desert Rose Cardstock, Hope & Kindness paper & coordinating cardstock, CC3228 - Many Wishes stamp set, Black ink pad, Z4437 - Postage Frames Thin Cuts, Sugarplum Glitter Gems (retired).

The Hope & Kindness collection is available till the end of June - WSL! During May - (Inter)National Scrapbooking Month, there are some great bundles available which means you can make some savings on the collection. Check out all the details on my website

And while you are on me website, make sure you check out the other specials currently available as well as what is NEW and more!

Stay safe & well. 

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen

Sunday, 1 May 2022

S2205 - You Can Do Anything - CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 


Hi & welcome to our S2205 - You Can Do Anything CTMH Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dannii's Scrappy Chicks blog, you are in the right place. If you started here, thank you for stopping by. It is just Dannii & I this time so I hope you enjoy our creations! 

I have been busy creating projects using the NEW Hope & Kindness collection for my upcoming annual retreat and was able to include this stamp set in some of my projects. 

This first project is one of the 2 page layouts I created to share at our event - they will get a sneak peek of this one. 

To create this layout, I used Hope & Kindness Coordinating cardstock & Paper Pack, Sundance & White Daisy Cardstock, CC5225 - Hope & Kindness stamp & thin cuts, Black Memento, Harbour & Sage ink pads, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, Sundance Shimmer Brush &  Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts. As you can see, I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set as a title for my layout!

My second project I want to share today is a card that I created using some of the left over paper and cardstock after I had created my page layouts.

This card was created using Sundance & White Daisy cardstock, Hope & Kindness Coordinating cardstock, S2205 - You Can Do Anything stamp set, CC5225 - Hope & Kindness stamp & thin cuts, Stitched Simple Brackets thin cuts, Black Memento ink pad, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers & the Sundance Shimmer Brush. 

The S2205 - You Can Do Anything stamp set is available during May '22 only. You can get it for FREE with a qualifying order if you a VIP or for just $9.00 with a qualifying order. Or you can purchase the stamp set for $34.00 with no qualifying order. Contact your CTMH Maker for details. Or if you don't have a Maker and live in Australia, you can contact me here! And don't forget to check out all the current specials and the the gorgeous NEW products available now with the NEW May - June Catalogue - available now!

I would love you to leave a comment before you leave. In case you missed it, this is the link to  Dannii's blog where you can see what she has created using the S2205 - You Can Do Anything stamp set. 

Stay safe & well!

Happy papercrafting!

Doreen

Friday, 15 April 2022

CTMH Australasian In Full Bloom Blog Hop

 




Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian In Full Bloom blog hop. If you came from Alison's blog - Scissors Paper Heart, you are in the right place. If not, I hope you will continue on our blog hop to see what the other participants have created using this collection.  

This collection has been very popular and I have enjoyed creating with it! These are just some of my projects!

The left page of this layout was inspired by the one on p14 of the March-April catalogue. It was created using Avocado, Glacier & White  Daisy cardstock, In Full Bloom paper & stickers, In Full Bloom Die Cuts. I added some Glacier ink on the page under some of the elements to add that little something!


This layout is from one of the NSD workshops available now. It was created using White Daisy, Lagoon, Avocado & Glacier cardstock. I added some Black Shimmer trim to my page. 


This box in the shape of the Letter 'M' was created from a file I got from Jennifer Maker. It was fun to make and will be great to fill with some goodies for Mother's Day.

The In Full Bloom collection is available till the end of April '22 WSL. You don't want to miss out, so make sure you contact your CTMH Maker. If you don't have a Maker & live in Australia, you can contact me here! I would love to help you. Don't forget to check out all the specials available now - including the one I used to create the 2nd layout I shared.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Dannii of Scrappy Chicks has created using the In Full Bloom collection.

Stay safe & well!

Happy papercrafting!

Doreen

Friday, 1 April 2022

S2204 - Message in a Bottle Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 


Hi & welcome to our S2204 - Message in a Bottle Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Doris' blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, thank you for stopping. I hope you will continue on our blog hop to see what the others have created using this fabulous stamp set. Both of the cards I am sharing are quite simple, but I do love this stamp set and know I will use it lots. 
For this first card, I stamped the bottles using Black Memento ink and the corks in Toffee ink. I coloured the stars in the tall bottles using Lemonade Shimmer Brush. For the middle bottle, I stamped the heart in Versamark Ink and used Gold Embossing Powder. I used Gold Embellishing Thread to 'hang' the bottles, which were added using Thin 3D Foam Tape.


For my second card, the bottle & cork & sentiment are stamped the same as the first card. I added some shimmer to the card under the bottle using the Gold Shimmer Brush. The bottle was added using Thin 3D Foam Tape.  I finished off the card using a Journalling Pen to add 'stitch' lines around the edge.

 The April Stamp of the Month - Message in a Bottle (S2204) is available till the end of April 2022 only. You can get it for just $9.00 with a qualifying order, or for FREE if you are a VIP with a qualifying order. Or you can purchase it for $34.00. You can get the details from your CTMH Maker. If you don't have a Maker and live in Australia, I would love to help you. My contact details can be found on my website

Don't forget to check out all that is available and the great specials too!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Alison has created.

Stay safe & well!

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Cake Day CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


 

Hi & welcome to our Cake Day CTMH Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, thanks for stopping. I hope you will continue on to see what the others have created using this collection.

The first layout I am sharing with you was created using leftover pieces from the paper pack I got as a CTMH Maker for the launch of the March April catalogue. I have kept this layout very simple as I will be using it for the last 10 days of my March photo a day pics! All of my pages for this project are simple with little to no embellishments. They do look great with all the photos on them! So in this layout, I have have used Glacier, Lemonade, Wild Berry & White Daisy cardstock with the Cake Day paper. I just cut 3" squares from the paper then cut these in half diagonally. I then cut some in half again for the end pieces, then in half again to put under the month and on the edge of the right page!


These next 3 layouts are the ones we created as part of the catalogue launch. The first one was created on Black cardstock bases with some White Gel Pen borders added and a few dots. This layout also features some of the stickers from the collection along with Cake Dot Enamel Dots and stamped images from the Cake Day Scrapbooking stamp & thin cuts set.


The next layout features Wild Berry cardstock bases, with a circle sponged with Sundance ink on the middle of the left page & stamped elements, stickers & dots scattered around the circle. There is more sponging on the right page along with the stamped elements & stickers to tie the two pages together.


The final page features Green Apple cardstock for the base pages with Glacier cardstock on the layout. The banners at the top are cut using the thin cuts from the collection then some are stamped, some with White Gel Pen highlights, some are coloured using the Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers, but they all look so good. The page is finished with stickers and enamel dots!


The Cake Day collection is available till the end of April, strictly WSL! Ask you CTMH Maker how you can get your collection today! If you don't have a CTMH Maker and live in Australia, I would love to help you. You can contact me here! And don't forget to check out the current specials available!

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

Stay safe & well!

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen


Saturday, 12 March 2022

Cardstock Carnival CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

 



Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Cardstock Carnival Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dannii's Scrappy Chicks blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened by, thanks for stopping. I hope you will continue on to see what the others have created using the beautiful two toned cardstock from Close To My Heart!

The first project I want to share with you was inspired by an idea shared by Andrea Sherman - fellow CTMH Maker from the US. It is a card that I made using just Black, Clover & White Daisy cardstock. I cut the flower shape on the Cricut - from the Flower Market Cricut Collection, then used my piercing tool to punch some holes around the edge and used Silver Embellishing Thread to stitch through those holes. I finished of the card with a simple sentiment from the Dragonfly Sympathy stamp set (my stamping is a bit wonky, but I think it looks ok) and added 3 Silver Glitter Gems (they do look gold in the pic) to the centre of the flower. I added some Thin 3D Foam Tape to the flower to give it some extra dimension.


The other projects I want to share with you are all little boxes or containers for adding Easter Eggs to! These were all cut using my Cricut machine using various collections. 

This little box was created using Wild Berry cardstock and the chicken was cut from Lemonade cardstock. It will fit a collection of little eggs. 

For this crate, I used Mocha cardstock and stamped the timber grain using the Barn Door stamp set with Mocha ink. The bunny was created using circles, ovals & a sunburst shape - cut in White Daisy & Peach cardstock. I added colour to the white shapes using the Peach ink pad with a Sponge Dauber. It fits 3 x 17g Easter eggs.

This box was created using Clover cardstock and the rabbit cut from Mink cardstock. It fits 2 x 17g Easter Eggs. 

This fry box was cut from Lemonade cardstock and the rabbit from White Daisy & Peach cardstock. I added colour to the white pieces using the Peach ink pad and sponge dauber too. This container had a 114g pack of little eggs in it. 

For this last container (popcorn box), I used Avocado cardstock. I stamped the cross from the Easter Cross stamp set. The flowers are coloured using Light Green & Coral Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers. Then I coloured the cross with Gold Shimmer Brush.

There are so many ways to use the great selection of Close To My Heart cardstock! I did plan to create a scrapbook layout to share, but ran out of time. 
The Cardstock Carnival special is available during March 2022 only! So make sure you contact your CTMH Maker to find out all the details. Or if you don't have a Maker and live in Australia, you can find the details of this great special on my website here! Don't forget to check out the other specials while you are there!

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

Stay safe & well.

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen