Friday, 15 June 2018

Fresh Air CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our Fresh Air Blog Hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs and see what everyone has created using the Fresh Air Collection.

I created this layout to share at our recent Hearts SA Consultant meeting here in Adelaide. It was created using Glacier, Kraft & White Daisy Cardstock, Fresh Air Paper pack, D1783 - Fresh Air Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Basic Banners Thin Cuts, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon, Thin 3D Foam Tape & Glue Dots.
To add the banners, I separated the strands of the New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon and just used one strand for each string of banners!
The Fresh Air Collection is so versatile, but I thought it was perfect to show some of the many photos we took on a trip to Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney in October last year! Once I added my photos to the layout, I decided it needed another title, so used my Cricut to cut Taronga Park Zoo, using the Artristy Cricut Cartridge for the font. 



Of course, I have also created some card using the Fresh Air paper pack! For the first one, I distressed the edges of the paper and cardstock and used the NEW Colourful Texture stamp set (D1784) to stamp the background. The New England Ivy Burlap ribbon was used - well a couple of strands - behind the sentiment - (M1186) Happy Birthday.
On this second card, I used Nutmeg & Glacier Cardstock along with some Whisper Twine & Clear Sparkles. The sentiment is from the Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set (Z4186).

The Fresh Air collection is available from your consultant till the end of August, WSL. If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

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

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

Doreen 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Dad is Rad

During June, Close To My Heart is celebrating dads with a special stamp set and workshop bundle
The bundle contains: 
1 – My Acrylix® Rad Dad Stamp Set (D1811)
11 – cardstock sheets (1 Almond, 1 Crystal Blue, 1 Juniper, 1 Sapphire, 2 Toffee, 4 White Daisy, 1 gold glitter)
1 – White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
1 – Gold Bows (Z3380)
4 – white cards & envelopes
The materials in this kit can be used to create one two-page scrapbook layout, one single-page layout, and four cards. The instructions are available for download below from my website here! (But only during June 2018, so don't miss out!)
 These are the sample projects created by the CTMH art department!

I really love the colours featured in this workshop! And to celebrate my family, I created my version of the layouts and cards! As you can see, I used a different sentiment on my double page layout to what the art department did, and I added a couple more photos. I still need to add my journalling, but I am very pleased with how this layout turned out.



















This single layout is also included in the workshop guide. I love the how the diamonds can simply change the look of the page. The colours are perfect to show off Ali's winter school uniform - this was the last "First Day" in winter uniform for her!


My cards all have a different sentiment on them to the ones created by the art department, except the first one. I love to be able to personalise and change projects to suit me!



 Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating.

Doreen 


Friday, 1 June 2018

S1806 - A Bushel & a Peck CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our S1806 - A Bushel & a Peck Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs and see what everyone has created using our June Stamp of the Month - A Bushel & a Peck!

The past month has been very busy, so I am only sharing a couple of cards I have created using this gorgeous stamp set, along with a double page layout.



This first card was created using White Daisy cardstock, S1806 - A Bushel & a Peck Stamp Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers - Carmine, Mahogany, Clay, Leaf Green, Pastel Peach, Z4031 - Leaf Embossing Folder, 3D Foam Tape. 


This second card was created using White Daisy & Kraft cardstock, S1806 - A Bushel & a Peck Stamp Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, Water Colour Pencils, New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon.





The left page of this layout was inspired by one shared by my dear friend and fellow consultant, Jacquie Paech. I used White Daisy & Sapphire Cardstock, Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack, S1806 - A Bushel & a Peck Stamp Set, Sapphire Ink Pad, Blue Burlap Ribbon & Glue Dots. On the right page, I added a couple of 3" x 4" Flip Flaps so I could fit more photos on my page. 

The June Stamp of the Month, S1806 - A Bushel & a Peck is only available this month - June 2018! You can get the stamp set for just $7.50 by spending $75.00 with your consultant or your can purchase it for $27.00.  If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our Blog Hop to see what Maz has created.

Come back again soon and see what I have been creating and what is NEW!

Doreen

Friday, 25 May 2018

Hand made cards are the best!

I love receiving hand made cards almost as much as I love giving them! I always have a stash ready, but you can never have too many! So here are a few cards I have created recently!

These first two groups of cards were created using a One Sheet Wonder workshop by my dear friend and fellow consultant, Kylie McLoughlin. The idea is so versatile and I had fun creating both sets of cards!
For the first set, I used Central Park paper with Pacifica Cardstock along with M1185 - Thank You stamp set, M1186 - Happy Birthday Stamp Set, M1187 - Thinking of You Stamp Set, M1188 - Celebrate Stamp Set, D1784 - Colourful Texture Stamp Set, Bashful, Canary, Glacier & Pacifica
 Ink Pads, White Twine, Clear Sparkles, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts. 


For the second set of cards, I used Fresh Air Paper pack with Nutmeg & White Daisy Cardstock along with M1185 - Thank You Stamp Set, M1186 - Happy Birthday Stamp Set, M1187 - Thinking of You Stamp Set, Nutmeg Ink Pad, New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon, No Worries Sequins (retired). 


For this card, I stamped a sheet of White Daisy Cardstock with the smaller flower from the CC5184 - Postcard Perfect stamp set, then used the You Are Here Cricut cartridge to cut the flip flops. I sponged the background using Glacier ink pad. The Kraft cardstock is torn to give the effect of sand. The sentiment is from the NEW A1222 - Stamped With Love stamp set in Nutmeg. 

I created the next 2 cards to share at my recent retreat. I used the CC5184 - Postcard Perfect Stamp set to stamp the flowers  & leaves in Lemon, Tangerine & Willow. The circle is cut in Lagoon for the first card and Tangerine for the 2nd card using the Basic Circles Thin Cuts. I added Pewter re-inker to water in a spray pen and squirted it on a piece of cardstock for the first card and for the 2nd I added Tangerine re-inker with water to the spray pen. The sentiments for both cards are from A1189 - Short & Sweet Stamp Set, stamped in black. I added some clear sparkles to finish off the cards.


Recently, I decided it was time to revisit the Eclipse Technique. This time, I used it on some cards. 
For this card, I used White Daisy cardstock, Z4179 - Central Park Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Archival Black Ink, ShinHan Markers, Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, 3D Foam Tape

This card was created using Sapphire & Toffee cardstock, Z4179 - Central Park Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Sapphire ink Pad, Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, 3D Foam Tape

For this card I used Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack, White Daisy cardstock, B1590 - A Slice of Happy (WYW) Stamp Set (for "Birthday"), D1774 - Build a Picnic Stamp Set, Archival Black Ink, ShinHan Markers, Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, 3D Foam Tape

This card was created using White Daisy cardstock, D1774 - Build a Picnic Stamp Set, Archival Black Ink, ShinHan Markers, Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, 3D Foam Tape

This card was inspired by acard by Eimear Carvill (Pinterest), and created using White Daisy cardstock, D1733 - Splash of Colour Stamp Set, D1784 - Colourful Texture Stamp Set, D1775 - Central Park Scrapbooking Stamp Set, M1185 - Thank You Stamp Set, Fern, Lagoon & Pacifica Ink Pads

This second card was inspired by a card by Beverly Brown (Pinterest), and created using Pacifica & White Daisy cardstock, D1784 - Colourful Texture Stamp Set, D1775 - Central Park Scrapbooking Stamp Set, M1186 - Happy Birthday Stamp Set, Crystal Blue, Heather & Pacifica Ink Pads

The last card I am sharing with you today was inspired by card by Angie Leach (Pinterest),  and created using Glacier & White Daisy cardstock, Vellum Paper, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, D1784 - Colourful Texture Stamp Set, D1775 - Central Park Scrapbooking Stamp Set, M1186 - Happy Birthday Stamp Set, Black, Canary, Glacier, Pewter (2nd generation stamping) & Smoothie (2nd generation stamping) Ink Pads, White & Gold Twine, Clear Sparkles

From now till the end of June, we can celebrate the Dads in our lives with a great special from Close To My Heart! The Dad Is Rad special features the exclusive Rad Dad stamp set and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop kit include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father's Day or to share with all the “rad” people you love!

You can get this great workshop kit - consisting of:
1 – My Acrylix® Rad Dad Stamp Set (D1811)
11 – cardstock sheets (1 Almond, 1 Crystal Blue, 1 Juniper, 1 Sapphire, 2 Toffee, 4 White Daisy, 1 gold glitter)
1 – White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
1 – Gold Bows (Z3380)
4 – white cards & envelopes 
from by website to create these pages, cards and more! But remember, these are only available till the end of June, WSL! The workshop file is available to download there too!
Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating!

Doreen 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Beautiful Friendship CTMH Australasian Blog Hop



Welcome to our Beautiful Friendship CTMH Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Kara's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs and see what everyone has created using the gorgeous Beautiful Friendship Collection! This collection is only available till the end of August WSL. 

I have had lots of fun creating with this collection! The left page on this layout was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest! I used my Cricut Explore to draw the circles on my page, but you could easily achieve the same effect by tracing around a dinner plate. I also used Sapphire, Smoothie & White Daisy cardstock, Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack, D1733 - Splash of Colour Stamp Set, D1784 - Colourful Texture Stamp set, Bashful, Black & Smoothie Ink Pads. 


These next four layouts are a workshop from the very talented Tina Lovell (a fellow US consultant) - whose workshops I love. These layouts are ready to add photos at my retreat this weekend! They were created using the Beautiful Friendship Workshop Your Way!

 


This simple layout is one I shared recently with a new group of ladies I met. I have used White Daisy & Smoothie Cardstock, Beautiful Friendship paper pack, Gold Glitter paper, D1779 - Beautiful Friendship Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Bashful, Sapphire & Smoothie ink pads.
Of course I have also made some cards & tags using this gorgeous collection! 
This card was created using Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock, Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack, Z4180 - Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamp Set & Thin Cuts, D1784 - Colourful Texture Stamp Set (for hearts), Bashful, Canary, Linen, Smoothie (2nd generation stamping) & Sapphire (2nd generation stamping on hearts) Ink Pads, Thin 3D Foam Tape.
I created this card for a very special friend to celebrate her birthday.  
It was created using White Daisy & Linen Cardstock, D1779 - Beautiful Friendship Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Bashful, Pixie & Pewter Ink Pads, Pewter Re-Inker and spray pen. 

For this tag, I used White Daisy cardstock, Beautiful Friendship paper pack, Z4180 - Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamp Set & Thin Cuts, Versamark Ink Pad, Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Tags Thin Cuts, White & Gold Twine.

The final project I want to share with you, is this Beautiful Friendship Sampler. I used White Daisy, Smoothie, Sapphire, Canary, Linen, Black & Bashful cardstock, Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack, Z4186 - Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Z4179 - Central Park Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, D1774 - Build a Picnic Stamp Set, Z4184 - Ribbon Warrior Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, D1779 - Beautiful Friendship Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Z4180 - Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set,Z4172 - Documented Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set,  Smoothie, Pewter, Canary, Fern, New England Ivy, Sapphire, Smoothie Ink Pads, Water Colour Pencils, Flower Market CC,Thin 3D Foam Tape, 3D Foam Tape, Micro Tip Scissors(I printed the sentiment on the bottom centre circle as I don't have the stamp set yet. I will stamp it in Sapphire when my stamp set arrives this week.)
The Beautiful Friendship collection is so versatile! As you can see from my projects shared, it can be used for scrapbooking, cardmaking and paper crafting projects. Contact your consultant to get your Beautiful Friendship collection - available till the end of August 2018 WSL.  If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before continuing on to see what Shaunna has created.

Come back again soon to see what is NEW and what I have been creating.

Doreen