Saturday, 15 September 2018

Boutique CTMH Australasian Blog Hop




Welcome to our Boutique CTMH Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Lauren'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 Boutique Collection! This collection is available till the end of December WSL.


My Left page was inspired by the layout on p31 of the NEW Holiday Expressions catalogue and the Right page was inspired by the layout on the back cover of the catalogue. I used Glacier & White Daisy cardstock, Boutique Bulk Paper, Boutique Complements, D1793 - Boutique Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Peacock, Glacier, Sugarplum, Peach & Charcoal Ink Pads & the NEW Sugarplum Shimmer Brush!



 I love page layouts with circles on them! So when I saw the one on page 32 of the Holiday Expressions catalogue, I knew I needed to create my version of the page. 
I used Charcoal, Glacier, Linen, Sugarplum & White Daisy cardstock, with bulk Boutique Paper, along with D1815 - Bunches of Love stamp set and Pewter, Sage, Sweet Leaf, Sugarplum & Peach ink pads. 
This layout is one I am teaching at this month's workshop, so I used my Cricut and Design Space to cut the circle & pie shapes.
I ended up with 8 of each colour, so used both sides of the cardstock to get different shades. After assembling the circle shape, I splattered some Sugarplum Shimmer around before adding the flowers. This is the link to the Design Space file. 

The Boutique collection is so versatile! Contact your consultant to get yours - available till the end of December 2018 WSL.  If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!


I want to share one more layout with you! This is one I created last weekend at an Album Retreat for consultants hosted by CTMH! It was a fabulous weekend with a whole album completed! I learn't lots of tips and tricks and am extremely pleased with all the layouts we completed.!

We used the Boutique paper pack and complements, along with coordinating cardstock, to create this album. 
To create the splotches of colour in the corners on this layout, we simple added some watercolour paint to cellophane and scrunched it up then dabbed on the page - so simple. On this layout we also used several of the NEW stamp set from the NEW Holiday Expressions - Snug Backgrounds (B1634), Simply Said Alphabet (C1725), You're My Top Pick (D1808) & Solid Classroom Alphabet (E1043). 
I will share some more pages from Album Retreat in the next couple of weeks, so make sure you check back to see them.
I would love you to leave a comment before continuing on to see what Maz has created.

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

Doreen 

Saturday, 1 September 2018

S1809 - Just Treats CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our S1809 - Just Treats Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs to see what has been created using our September Stamp of the Month - Just Treats!

This stamp set is just perfect for cards for all occasions!

Sometimes when I look at a stamp set, I'm not sure how I will use it! This was one of those sets, but after looking at the artwork shared by CTMH in the Holiday Expressions and at some of my photos, I realised I could easily use this stamp set.

My page layout is inspired by the one on page 156 of the Holiday Expressions 2018 catalogue! 

I used Boutique Paper with White Daisy Cardstock for the page base. I also wanted to try out the Texture Paste - which is new to CTMH in this catalogue. I cut a template using the Stencil Sheets and the Artbooking Cricut Collection. To colour my Texture Paste, I dabbed the Sapphire Ink Pad onto the All Purpose mat and added a small amount of Texture Paste and mixed till I got the amount of colour I wanted. I then used the template I had cut to add a small pattern on the two corners of my page! I love how it turned out! 

Also on this page, I used S1809 - Just Treats Stamp set, Sapphire & Sugarplum & Carolina Ink Pads, along with Watercolour Pencils, Sugarplum Shimmer Brush, Silver Glitter Gems & Silver Embellishing Thread.






















These two cards were created using NEW Candy Apple along with White Daisy Cardstock. I used the NEW Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder with Versamark Ink Pad for the titles from S1809 - Just Treats Stamp Set. I also used the Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder (retired). The Poinsettia & Candy Canes are from the NEW C1737 - 'Tis the Season Stamp Set, stamped with the NEW Candy Apple Ink Pad. I added some shimmer to the Poinsettia using the Clear Shimmer Brush.



The September Stamp of the Month - S1809 - Just Treats is only available this month (September 2018)! You can get the stamp set for just $8.25 (includes GST) by placing an order of $82.50 (includes GST) or more with your consultant or you can purchase it for $29.50 (includes GST). If you don't already have a consultant, you can contact me or make your purchase 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 to see what is new and what I have been creating.

Doreen

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Documented CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our Documented CTMH Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Nell'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 Documented Collection! This collection is only available till the end of August WSL.

If you scroll down to previous posts, you will see some of the projects I have already shared using the Documented collection, but I have one more scrapbook layout & a couple of cards to share with you here! (I have shared the layout on FB already, but I think it is worth sharing here too! This layout is a great way of using up the scraps you have from your other projects created using any collection!) 



This layout was created using White Daisy, Bashful, Eggplant, New England Ivy & Peacock Cardstock, Documented paper pack, D1772 - Documented Scrapbooking Stamp Set, S1808 - For the Love of Crafting stamp set, Eggplant, New England Ivy & Peacock Ink Pads, White & Gold Twine, Documented Dots, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Glue Dots.















These two cards were inspired by fellow consultant, Brenda Rose (from the US), using Almond, Kraft, Toffee & White Daisy Cardstock, D1772 - Documented Scrapbooking Stamp Set, M1186 - Happy Birthday Stamp Set, Almond & Toffee Ink Pads, White Burlap Ribbon, Basic Ovals Thin Cuts, Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts, Thin 3D Foam Tape. The "brick pattern" was created using the square stamp in the Documented Scrapbooking stamp set. I think it makes a great masculine card, but could equally be suitable for anyone!




The Documented collection is so versatile! Contact your consultant to get your Documented  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 Doris has created.


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

Doreen 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

S1808 - For the Love of Crafting CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our S1808 - For the Love of Crafting Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop! If you arrived from Vandra's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, then I hope you will hop around all the blogs to see what has been created using our August Stamp of the Month - For the Love of Crafting!

First, I decided I would create some cards with this gorgeous stamp set this month. On all 3 of these cards I used S1808 - for the Love of Crafting Stamp Set with the Eggplant Ink Pad.


For my first card, I used Bashful, Eggplant and White Daisy Cardstock, Silver Foil Paper, Rose Embossing Folder, White & Gold Twine & Clear Sparkles. 

On this card, I added some paper from the Documented Paper Pack with Documented Dots as well as Bashful, Eggplant & White Daisy Cardstock & White & Gold Twine.



I also used Documented Paper along with Bashful, Eggplant & White Daisy Cardstock, with Gold Foil Paper, White & Gold Twine and Gold Glitter Gems.









Of course, I had to create a scrapbooking layout using this gorgeous stamp set, too! I was intrigued by the blog post from Close To My Heart on 26th July about journalling in Design Space using the Cricut, so I had a play and added a sample of that to my layout too!

To create this layout, I used Peacock, Eggplant & White Daisy Cardstock,  Documented Paper Pack, D1772 - Documented Scrapbooking Stamp Set, S1808 - For the Love of Crafting Stamp Set, Bashful, Peacock, Eggplant, New England Ivy Ink Pads, White & Gold Twine, Artistry Cricut Cartridge (for the journalling circle) &  Design Space. Because I only had one line of journalling, I curved it round the circle. (I love this feature in Design Space!)














The August Stamp of the Month - S1808 - For the Love of Crafting is only available this month (August 2018)! You can get the stamp set for just $7.50 (plus GST) by placing an order of $75.00 (plus GST) or more with your consultant or you can purchase it for $27.00 (plus GST). If you don't already have a consultant, you can contact me or make your purchase here!

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

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

Doreen

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Stampaganza is on!


There is just over a week left to take advantage of the fabulous Stampaganza special from Close To My Heart! 
During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!
And if you join my team during July or host your own party, you can earn 3 of the Solo Number stamp sets for FREE!

My Solo stamp sets arrived just before we headed away for week, so I had to wait till yesterday for the chance to have a play! I started with a couple of cards - and am very pleased with how they turned out!



For my first card, I was inspired by a card shared by the CTMH art department. I used the Letter "T" stamp set with Documented Paper Pack, White & Peacock Cardstock, Almond & Peacock Ink Pads, White & Gold Twine & 3D Foam Tape. I masked the sentiment on the little pot and added a different one. The word "thanks" was stamped using the Rock 'n' Roll technique with Almond and Peacock ink pads. 




For this card, I used the Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack with White Daisy & Sapphire Cardstock. The Solo Letters stamp sets used were H, B, I, R, T, D, A & Y. I once again used the Rock 'n' Roll technique for stamping the butterflies.







I can't wait to use these stamp set on many more projects! I love that there is a large and a small version of each letter & number on each stamp set along with some words and other icons that can be added to projects!

You won't want to miss out on these stamp sets! Just choose your favourite letters and numbers or you can get the complete sets!


You can find all the details of this fabulous special on my website! But, remember, the special only runs till the end of July!

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

Doreen

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Central Park Layouts




I have enjoyed creating with the Central Park Collection this past few weeks. 

This layout was created using some left over papers from the Central Park Workshops Your Way pack after I had created a workshop by fellow consultant Tina Lovell. I am working my way through the many photos we took on our visit to Sydney last year and this page was perfect!
I used the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts to cut "ADVENTURE" and "awaits was cut on the Cricut using one of the fonts I have on my computer. I used scraps of cardstock that I had on my desk to cut the walking boots from the 'You Are Here' Cricut Cartridge. While we were in Sydney we did lots and lots of walking, so the walking boots were a perfect addition to the page.



This next layout was inspired by a layout shared by Claire Edmonds (she used the Documented paper for her layout). I used Pacifica & White Daisy cardstock, Central Park Paper Pack, Central Park Alphabet, Central Park Sequins, Z4186 - Fresh Air Stamps & Thin Cuts - for Diamond Shapes. I still have to add my photos - it's been a busy couple of weeks in our house.


These next four layouts are still waiting for photos. They are the workshop by Tina Lovell that I created and shared at my workshop earlier this month. I can't wait to add my photos to these pages.





The Central Park Collection is available till the end of August - WSL, so don't miss out. You can get yours here!

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

Doreen