Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Sweet Girl Australasian Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our Sweet Girl Australasian CTMH Blog Hop! If you arrived from Danielle's blog you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

My first layout was Inspired by layout p84 SE2 2019, and created using  Sapphire, Linen, Almond & Glacier cardstock, Sweet Girl paper pack, C1786 - Our Family stamp set, Glacier & Sapphire ink pads, Sapphire Crochet Thread, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Thin 3D Foam Tape. I cut the family name on the cricut but it could just as easily be created by stamping, using the gorgeous White Alphabet stickers above or even the Alphabet Thin Cuts. 


This layout was also inspired by one from page 127 of Seasonal Expressions 2, 2019. I used Fern, Mink, Peach, Sapphire & Sugarplum cardstock, Sweet Girl paper pack, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts, Lace Border Thin Cuts, Subway Tile Embossing Folder, Silver Embellishing Thread, Silver Glitter Gems & Sugarplum Glitter Gems.


The final layout I am sharing with you today was created using White Daisy & New England Ivy cardstock, Sweet Girl paper pack, Sapphire Crochet Thread, D1852 - Timeless Textures stamp set, D1860 - You Are My Sunshine stamp set, Black & New England Ivy ink pads.


Even though this collection is geared towards the little girls in your life, the papers are so versatile, they can be used for much more!

This gorgeous collection is available till the end of August, while supplies last, so you do have plenty of time to get your hands on it! Contact your consultant to get yours, or if you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue your way around our blog hop by visiting Doris to see what she has created!

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

Doreen

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

S1905 - To My Bestie CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our S1905 - To My Bestie Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident I hope you will continue on the hop with us. 

This layout was created using Black, White Daisy & Sugarplum (Colour of the Year) cardstock with some of the gorgeous NEW Sweet Girl paper. The sentiments and balloons were stamped from S1905 - To My Bestie stamp set in Black ink (Intense Black for the balloons). I then coloured the balloons using the Small Round Water Brush with Peach, Fern & Sapphire ink pads. To add texture, I used the NEW Flower Garden Embossing Folder on the Sugarplum strip and cut the lace border with the NEW Lace Border Thin Cuts. At the top and bottom of the page, I added some more 'texture' by stamping a couple of 'blotches' with the NEW Timeless Textures (D1852) stamp set with the Sugarplum ink pad. I finished off my page with some Sugarplum Glitter Gems.



The S1905 - To My Bestie stamp set is only available this month - May 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order.

If you you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you hop along to see what Kylie has created, I would love you to leave a comment.

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

Doreen 

Monday, 1 April 2019

S1904 - Love So Sweet CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our S1904 - Love So Sweet Stamp of the Month CTMH Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident I hope you will continue on the hop with us. 

For this layout, I used I Heart Us paper for the base, with Black cardstock for the border. The squares and rectangles were some I had on my desk left over from previous projects. They were cut from the Feels Like Home paper pack and Ballerina, Peach & Raspberry cardstock using the Stitched Squares Thin Cuts and Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts (both of which are on backorder, but due back in stock at the end of April). The flowers and butterfly were stamped from S1904 - Love So Sweet stamp set using Ballerina, Peach, Raspberry & Sweet Leaf ink pads. I added the squares and rectangles to the page using Glue Dots then added the matted photo with 3D Foam Tape. I also used 3D Foam tape on some of the embellishments. 




For my card, my inspiration came from the cards on page 151 of Seasonal Expressions 1 (2019) using the stamp set. 
I cut a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts from Ballerina cardstock, added a strip of Feels Like Home Paper and some White & Gold Twine. The flowers and butterfly were stamped using Glacier, Pewter & Sweet Leaf ink pads and the sentiment was stamped in Pewter on a tag from the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts. I added some Clear Sparkles to finish the card off. 


The S1904 - Love So Sweet stamp set is only available this month - April 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order.

If you you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you hop along to see what Doris has created, I would love you to leave a comment.

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

Doreen 

Monday, 25 March 2019

Convention Creativity Showcase Display

I have just returned home from a fabulous weekend in Brisbane where I attended our Close To My Heart Australasian Convention with around 500 girlfriends! It was great to catch up with old friends and meet new ones!

On Friday night I had a display of some of my artwork at the Consultant Creativity Showcase. This year, my projects featured the Stitched Quilt Shapes Thin Cuts, Stitched Squares Thin Cuts & Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.

As soon as I saw these Thin Cuts in the current catalogue I knew I was going to have lots of fun creating with them. 

These are some of the projects I displayed that I have created written instructions for that can be purchased for just $10.00. The purchase details can be found here! (on the Workshop Cutting Guides Tab at the top of this page). All proceeds from the sale of these instructions will be donated to Operation Smile - a not for profit organisation who provides surgery to correct Cleft Lips & Pallets in underprivileged communities.



This layout featured the I Heart Us collection from the current catalogue. 

This layout features papers from the Mix Ins paper pack as well as the I Heart Us paper pack and some cardstock too.

This layout features paper from the Feels Like Home paper pack with Black cardstock.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for these layouts, plus more, just click on the link above.

I will be back again soon with more of what's NEW and what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Friday, 1 March 2019

S1903 - This Happened CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our S1903 - This Happened stamp of the month CTMH Australasian blog hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by accident I hope you will continue on the hop with us. 

I created my layout using the Seasons Mix Ins paper pack (for the background) with the So Much Happy paper pack (also the featured collection for March), with Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock. I used the fabulous Stitched Quilt Thin Cuts to create the chevron border on the page. The page was finished with a few loose Gold Sequins. I have had so much fun creating with the Stitched Quilt Thin Cuts and can't wait to share more of my creations with you later in the month! This stamp set is so versatile! I know I am going to have fun creating many more layouts using it to add some details!



The S1903 - This Happened stamp set is only available this month - March 2019! You can get it from your consultant for just $8.25 with a qualifying order of $82.50 or for $29.50 with no qualifying order.

If you you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.

Before you hop along to see what Shaunna has created, I would love you to leave a comment.

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

Doreen 

Friday, 15 February 2019

I Heart Us Australasian CTMH Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our I Heart Us Australasian CTMH Blog Hop! If you arrived from Maz's blog you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

There is so much to love about this collection! It is bright and happy!

My first layout was created using the Moon Doggie pattern (which can be found on the CTMH blog from 25/5/17). I used I Heart Us bulk paper, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf & Sapphire cardstock, Erin's Hand (E1039) alphabet stamp set, Feels Like Home Scrapbooking stamp set (D1821), Heather, Sapphire & Sweet Leaf ink pads, Mint Shimmer Brush and Watercolour Pencils to create my pages.

This single page was one I shared at our recent consultant meeting here in Adelaide.  It was created using Lagoon, Sweet Leaf & White Daisy cardstock, I Heart Us bulk paper, Artbooking cricut cartridge, White & Gold twine, B1652 - Wordfetti stamp set, Black, Canary & Raspberry ink pads & Mint Shimmer Brush.

I have created more using this collection, but you will have to wait till after our annual CTMH convention at the end of March to see those projects, so make sure you come back then!

This bright collection is available till the end of April, while supplies last! Contact your consultant to get yours before it runs out or if you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue your way around our blog hop by visiting Shaunna to see what she has created!

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

Doreen



Monday, 4 February 2019

S1902 - Heartfelt Sentiments

I didn't get to complete any projects in time to participate in the Australasian CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, but have now made one card using this stamp set, so thought I would share it with you!

This is a great stamp set for your scrapbook pages, but I decided I would make a card first! (I have struggled to work out how I want to make any scrapbook pages).

First, I cut the stamp apart - knowing I can still use it as whole stamp by carefully adding the two pieces together on the block.

I turned the cut piece upside down and stamped it with Pewter ink, on to a piece of White Daisy cardstock that I had embossed using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The flowers were coloured using Watercolour Pencils. I then stamped  the banner in Mint in and the sentiment - from the January SOM ( Card Captions (no longer available) in Pewter ink. I added the sentiment to the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape. Needless to say, I am very happy with how this card turned out.

You can get this stamp set during February 2019 only - for just $8.25 with any purchase of $82.50 or you can purchase the stamp set without a qualifying order for $29.50. 

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

Happy crafting!

Doreen