Thursday, 14 September 2017

Cats and Bats/Falling for You Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Cats and Bats & Falling for You Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Wendy's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, welcome! Please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today, I would like to share with you some artwork that features the Close To My Heart Cats and Bats collection AND the Falling For You collection.

My first projects feature the Falling For You Collection.


This first layout was based on layout from Karen Pederson Live Beautifully Workshop (NSM 2017), and created using White Daisy, Fern, Goldrush, Almond & Toffee Cardstock, Falling For You Bulk Paper, White & Bronze Twine, Bronze Sequins, Z4041 - Falling For You Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Fern & Goldrush Ink Pads, Watercolour Pencils, Sponge Dauber, You Are Here CC & DS, 3" x 4" Flip Flaps, Thin 3D Foam Dots & Tape, Micro Glue Dots

 And this layout was inspired by layout by Denise Tarlington, using White Daisy & Toffee CS, Falling For You Paper Pack, Falling For You Complements, White & Bronze Twine, Bronze Sequins.

 The third layout was inspired by Beary Christmas page by Denise Tarlington, White Daisy, Fern & Espresson CS, Falling For You Paper Pack, Falling For You Complements, Bronze Sequins.


These cards were created using White Daisy, Goldrush, Pewter, Almond & Fern Cardstock, Falling for You Paper Pack, Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack, Basic Fundamentals Paper Pack, D1751 - Punny Pals Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Thin 3D Foam Tape.
This last card in my Falling For You projects that I am sharing today was created using White Daisy & Fern Cardstock, Falling For You Bulk Paper, Z4041 - Falling For You Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Toffee, Fern & Goldrush Ink Pads, White & Bronze Twine, Bronze Sequins, Thin 3D Foam Dots.

I am not really a Halloween person, but the Cats and Bats paper pack is quite versatile. I created some birthday layouts using it.


This layout was inspired by layout 29 Make It From You Heart (MIFYH) Vol 3 (p62), using White Daisy & Black CS, Cats & Bats Paper Pack, Silver Foil Paper, Artiste CC (for title), Basics Ribbon Pack, Black & White Dots.
And this layout was inspired by pattern #8 MIFYH Vol 3 (p20), White Daisy & Black CS, Cats & Bats Paper Pack, Silver Foil Paper, Black & White Dots, D1748 - Oh Snap! Stamp Set, Family Thin Cuts, Black Ink Pad.

This Falling For You & Cats and Bats collections are only available till the end of December! The Workshop Your Way kits can be yours for just $42.50.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here!


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Nell to see what she has created.

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

Doreen

Sunday, 10 September 2017

A basket of flowers From the Heart

There are many very talented ladies (mostly) in the Close To My Heart community who share their beautiful artwork. Many of them inspire me in my creations. #ctmhfromtheheart 

The From the Heart Card Kit and stamp set are only available during September! So get your's while you can. 

This card was copied from one by Becca Whitham using the From the Heart Stamp Set (also available separately)! She is very talented and shares lots of gorgeous work. You can see her original card here!


This card was created using the same colours as Becca - Canary, Saffron, Poppy, Ruby, Fern, New England Ivy and Linen (instead of White Daisy that Becca used). I also added some clear sparkles and White Burlap Ribbon that I cut apart to get the twine. The basket is cut from the NEW Basics Fundamentals paper pack using the Flower Market cricut cartridge.


Being a "blue girl" I had to make a blue card too! For this one I used Glacier, Crystal Blue, Canary - 1st & 2nd generation stamping, Saffron, Fern, New England Ivy & Linen. I added pieces of twine I cut from the Blue Burlap Ribbon and finished the card off with some clear sparkles. The basket is cut from the NEW Basics Fundamentals paper pack using the Flower Market cricut cartridge

Close To My Heart is a very generous, caring company to be a part of. To help raise funds for those affected by the horrific storms and fires in North America in recent times, they have released a NEW stamp set C1716 - Stronger Together. All proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will go to the Red Cross to be distributed to those in need as a result of the devastation from the fires and storms. Please help me help raise much needed funds by purchasing one of these stamp sets for just $21.00!

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

Doreen

Thursday, 7 September 2017

September is National Stamping Month

To celebrate National Stamping month, Close To My Heart has released a gorgeous Card Kit that includes a stamp set! but as usual, the complete kit is very versatile. I shared a page layout and card I had created last week, but today I want to share some more projects I have created using this kit. 

Created using From the Heart Card Kit (including stamp set), Bashful, Blossom, Canary, Fern, Pixie, New England Ivy, Pewter, Sweet Leaf, Saffron Ink Pads

Created using From the Heart Card Kit (including stamp set), Bashful, Blossom, Canary, Fern, Pixie, New England Ivy, Pewter, Sweet Leaf, Saffron Ink Pads

Created using White Daisy & Blossom Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack (NLA), CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, A1189 - Short & Sweet Stamp Set, New England Ivy, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet, Sea Glass (NLA), Crystal Blue, Bashful, Pixie, Blossom & Lemon Ink Pads, Clear Shimmer Pen, Bitty Sparkles, Whismy Ribbon Pack (NLA), Thin 3D Foam Tape

Created using White Daisy Cardstock, Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack (NLA), CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, Z3333 - Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set (NLA), A1189 - Short & Sweet Stamp Set, Memento Black Ink, ShinHan Markers, Black, New England Ivy, Fern, Bashful, Pixie, Blossom, Lemon, Saffron Ink Pads, White Twine, Clear Sparkles

Created using White Daisy & Blossom Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack NLA), Z3333 Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set (NLA), CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, A1189 Short & Sweet Stamp Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, ShinHan Twin Touch Makers Black, New England Ivy, Fern,  Bashful, Pixie, Blossom & Sea Glass Ink Pads, Clear Shimmer Brush, Clear Sparkles, Thin 3D Foam Tape

Inspired by card by Julie Beech, using White Bulk Cards, White Daisy & Bashful Cardstock, CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, Bashful, Pixie, Blossom, Fern, & Canary Ink Pads, Thin 3D Foam Tape, 3D Foam Tape

Created using White Bulk Cards, White Daisy, Pixie & Raspberry Ink Pads, CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, ShinHan Twin Touch Markers, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Clear Sparkles

Inspired by card by Becca Whitham, using White Daisy cardstoc, Bashful, Canary, Blossom, Pixie, Fern, Sweet Leaf, New England Ivy, Saffron, Thistle & Poppy Ink Pads, Black Journalling Pen

Inspired by card by Becca Whitham, Created with White Daisy cardstock, CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, Canary, Crystal Blue, Fern, Glacier, Lagoon, New England Ivy, Pebble, Saffron & Sweet Leaf Ink Pads, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Black Journalling Pen

Inspired by idea by Amy McGrew, created using From the Heart Card Kit, C1685 - Inspire Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Created using From the Heart Card Kit, White Daisy Cardstock, Gold Foil Paper, Z4053 - Christmas Paper Doll Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Z4046 - Beary Christmas Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Z3378 - Gingerbread Friends Stamp Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, Fern Ink Pad, Cranberry Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers, Sponge, Gold Shimmer PenClear Shimmer Pen, Thin 3D Foam Tape

Inspired by Pattern 9 (p22) MIFYH Vol 3, White Daisy, Glacier & Canary CS, CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, Fern, Canary, Glacier, Bashful, Blossom, Pixie, Sweet Leaf, Raspberry, Crystal Blue Ink Pads, You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (for Title), Whimsy Ribbon Pack
Flower Border idea by Jacquie Paech, Created using Basics Fundamentals Paper Pack, Pewter, Bashful & Linen Cardstock, CC1228 - From the Heart Stamp Set, Basics Ribbon Pack, Pewter Ink Pad
All products used (except a couple that are no longer available (NLA) are available from my website.

Contact me if you would like to know more.

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

Doreen

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Hello Australia

I love using my Cricut machine! In the NEW Annual Inspirations catalogue that was released on 1st August there are some NEW Cricut Collections - You Are Here, Hello USA, Hello Canada and Hello AU/NZ.  The country cricut collections feature all the states and territories along with the floral emblems and more for each country. I used the Hello AU/NZ  collection to create a set of cards using the floral emblems of each state and territory. 


Sturt's Desert Rose - NT Floral Emblem
Created using: Almond, Kraft, Pixie, Blossom & Juniper Cardstock, A1192 - A Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Blue Gum Wattle - Tas Floral Emblem
Created using: Almond, Kraft, Lemon & Juniper Cardstock, A1192 - A Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Cooktown Orchid - Qld Floral Emblem
Created using: Almond, Kraft, Blossom, Pixie & Juniper Cardstock, A1192 - A Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Common Heath - Victoria Floral Emblem
Created using: Almond, Kraft, Blossom, Raspberry & Juniper Cardstock, A1192 - A Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Kangaroo Paw - WA Floral Emblem
Created using: Almond, Kraft, Cranberry & Juniper Cardstock, A1192 - A Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Warratah - NSW Floral Emblem
Created using: Almond, Kraft, Cranberry, Poppy & Juniper Cardstock, A1192 - A Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Royal Bluebell - ACT Floral Emblem
Created using: Almond, Kraft, Thistle, Pansy & Juniper Cardstock, A1192 - A Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad

Sturt's Desert Pea - South AustraliaCreated using: Almond, Kraft, Cranberry, Poppy, Juniper & Black Cardstock, A1192 - Happy Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad, Thin 3D Foam Tape
All products used to create these cards are available from my website.

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

Doreen 

Friday, 1 September 2017

From The Heart


September is National Stamping Month. And to celebrate, Close To My Heart have released the gorgeous "From the Heart card kit. This kit contains materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including foil-stamped card bases and an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set. The stamp set is designed to make it easy to create beautiful, rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images and thoughtful sentiments. The card kit also includes envelopes and step-by-step instructions and is available at a 20% discount of the retail price! Why not brighten someone's day with a hand-stamped card From the Heart.
This offer is available till 30th September (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST), so order yours today so you don't miss out!

Of course the stamp set can be used for more than the cards pictured. I have had some fun creating with the set!


For this page layout, I randomly stamped  a border using the various flowers in the stamp set. Then I stamped another strip of White Daisy Cardstock and used the NEW Block Alphabet Thin Cuts to cut the title. I am very pleased with the way it turned out!


For the card, I used a variety of ink colours to stamp the flowers. I cut the top and bottom sections of the card top apart and added the sentiment in the gap created.

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

Doreen 

Thursday, 31 August 2017

S1709 - Feel So Blessed Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our S1709 - Feel So Blessed Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Wendy's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, welcome! Please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today, I would like to share with you some artwork that features the Close To My Heart September Stamp of the Month. 



My page layout was created using the NEW Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 Idea Book. I used pattern #33 (on page 72), 

Our Evie cat is such a character! She certainly is the boss and likes to let us know. And she is happy to pose for photos!

To create this layout I used:

















This cards was made using the White Bulk Cards, Linen Cardstock, Basics Fundamentals Paper Pack, S1709 - Feel So Blessed Stamp Set, Espresso Ink Pad, White Burlap Ribbon, & Thin 3D Foam Tape.

This exclusive Feel So Blessed Stamp Set (S1709) is only available during September.  It can be yours for just $7.50 with a qualifying order of $75.00 or you can get it $27.00 if ordered separately. 

Contact your consultant today to place an order. 

If you do not have a consultant, you can contact me or place an order here!


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Nell to see what gorgeous projects she has created for you.

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

Doreen 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Jack Australasian Blog Hop



Hi and welcome aboard our Jack Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Colleen's blog then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 


Today I would like to share with you some projects featuring the Close To My Heart Jack collection. It is a great "masculine" collection, but is suitable for all sorts of projects!


I love using Flip Flaps on my layouts to add the extra 1 or 2 or even more photos! Then I don't have to decide which pics not to use!




To create this double page I used:
Jack Paper Pack
White Daisy & Sweet Leaf Cardstock


















Along with the fabulous paper pack there are complements and stamp sets with thin cuts. I love cute bear from the Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set! So I made a couple of cards using the bear!




For this card I used
White Daisy & Sea Glass Cardstock (NLA), 
Chocolate & Sea Glass Ink Pads (NLA), 



And for this card I used
White Daisy & Sea Glass Cardstock (NLA), 
Z3333 - Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set
Black Memento Ink Pad
ShinHan Markers
Black & Cranberry Ink Pads, 
Clear Shimmer Brush
Bitty Sparkles











This Jack collection is only available till the end of August! The Workshop Your Way can be yours for just $41.00.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.
If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here!


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris to see what she has created.

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

Doreen