Saturday, 25 January 2014

Australasian Stamps available 1st February

Available from 1st February are the fabulous NEW Australasian Stamp Sets! I have had some fun creating cards with some of them today, that I want to share with you. I have also used the CTMH Water Colour Pencils to colour in the stamped images. 
If you would like to have these stamp sets, you can shop online to get yours or contact me!












The Kookaburra, Koala, Kangaroo and Emu are from the Australian Salutations Stamp Set (C1585)



The gum nuts, waratah & wattle are from the Australian Thanks Stamp Set (C1586)

If you would like to know more, contact me!                                      Doreen

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

DIY Easy 3D Effects

Ever wanted to turn a flat Cricut® shape into a 3–D element but didn’t know how? Watch the video to learn how easy it is to create beautiful 3–D embellishments from flat Cricut®–cut shapes. From banners to embellishments on a scrapbook page to anything in between, we’ll show you how! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3–D!







I made some of the ornaments at Christmas time. They are so easy! This is some of mine. 
If you would like to learn more, contact me!

Happy creating.                                                                                        Doreen

Friday, 17 January 2014

A Sneak Peek at Skylark WoTG Kit - available 1st February

I was very excited when my order of NEW products arrived earlier this week! I have plenty of photos printed ready to add to pages, so started with the Skylark WoTG kit! I love the colours and they include a couple of Alison's favourite colours, so this was the perfect kit to use for some of her birthday photos. If you would like to create some pages and other projects using this kit, book into the "March Thebarton Workshop" where we will be using this paper pack! Below are the pages I have created so far!
These pages are from the WoTG kit - with minor changes

I used the Rock 'n' Roll technique to stamp the dragon fly using Lagoon & Pear Inks

This is the additional layout for the Skylark WoTGkit - with minor changes

I used the Rock 'n' Roll technique with Lagoon & Pear Inks for the heart & used foam tape to add dimension

Foam tape is a great way to add dimension to pages

I masked the 'You & Me' out of the banner and wrote my title

I love the Slate Striped Twist ties for adding something extra to a project

I saw a page like this using the NEW Ivy Lane papers by Susan Williams and loved it. Then when I got the new catalogue, I found there was a page (on page 95) featuring this layout, so I decided I would do one too! I am really pleased with how it turned out! You could create it too - the idea is based on Pattern #2 in Make It from Your Heart Volume 2

The title is cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

After cutting the overlay from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge, I added hexagons behind the frame - cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge using paper from the Skylark paper pack.

The cake is cut on the Cricut too. I added Aqua Dots to the cake. I also used the beautiful Lagoon Shimmer Tape - available from 1st February.

Another dragon fly stamped with Lagoon and Pear inks using the Rock 'n' Roll technique. Aqua Dots added for interest

Close up view of the first page

Close up of page 2

Close up of page 3

Close up of page 4

Close up of page 5

Close up of page 6  
Why not join me at one of my regular workshops? I would love to see you!
Host your own gathering with me and you could earn FREE and exclusive discounted product! Contact me to book your event!

I look forward to catching up with you soon.                         Doreen

Join my CTMH team

Would you like to get the new products at a discounted price before anyone else? Well now is a great time to get the NEW CTMH Consultant Kit for just $130.00 with a total value of over $420.00! Click here for more information: NEW CTMH Consultant Kit

February–July 2014 Idea Book New Consultant Kit

Anyone who joins my team during January will receive a medium organiser (valued at $25.00) from me. If you would like to know more, contact me! I would love to answer any questions you might have...                                                                   Doreen

Monday, 13 January 2014

more Cross Stitch Wishes

I have had lots of fun using the January Stamp of the Month - Cross Stitch Wishes. Here are some more of the projects I have created featuring at least one of the stamps from the set.
This card was inspired by Sheila Bennett.  
 Products used in this card:

January SoM - Cross Stitch Wishes 
Lifting Spirits Stamp Set 
Distressed backgrounds Stamp Set  (retiring 31st January 2014)
Hollyhock, Honey, Gypsy, Pear & New England Ivy Inks
Creme Brulee Bakers Twine (from Bakers Twine Paradise Assortment pack)
 
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 Products used in this card:

January SoM - Cross Stitch Wishes 
Holiday Tags Stamp Set
Universal Backgrounds Stamp Set (retiring 31st January 2014)
Crystal Blue, Indian Corn Blue, Lagoon & Pear Inks
Outdoor Denim Bakers twine (from Harvest Assortment)

I also created a page to showcase two of Alison's awards from school last year.
This page is based on Pattern 4F on page 57 of the Reflections Idea book
Products used to create this page
Reflections Idea Book
January SoM - Cross Stitch Wishes 
Whisper, Outdoor Denim, Topiary & Pacifica Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Ink  

And another project using this versatile stamp set that I created is the5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray.


Products used to create this project are:
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for hearts  but you could use a punch to create your hearts if you don't have a Cricut

If you would like to create any of these projects or more with this fabulous January SoM, place your order for $75.00 or more during January and you can have the stamp for just $5.00! 

I look forward to catching up with you soon!                                  Doreen  

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Cross Stitch Wishes

I have been creating some cards using the January SoM - Cross Stitch Wishes Stamp Set This ones is very simple using just the Cross Stitch Wishes stamp set and Card Chatter - Sympathy Stamp Set (D1476) (retiring at the end of January)   and the Lifting Spirits Stamp Set





I have used cranberry and black inks and just kept the card simple on this one. The sentiment is from the Lifting Spirits stamp set.


Here I have used Hollyhock & Black inks and the sentiment is from the Card Chatter - Sympathy stamp set that is retiring at the end of January so if you would like it, order now so you don't miss out. 


Once again I have used the Cranberry and Black inks here and stamped the string of hearts inside the card.







Do you like to add something a little different to your cards and projects? Then why not add some stitching as I have in this card. I created this one using scraps and added some stitching detail using the CTMH RulerPiercing Tool Set for the pattern. I then used some of my embroidery thread to stitch it. The button is also from my stash.
 





 The stitching adds some interest to the card and was so simple to do.



To finish off, I used the stamped image of the needle and "threaded" my cotton through the eye!






If you would like to add this stamp set to your collection, you need to spend just $75.00 during January and you can have the stamp set for an extra $5.00. 

Place your order with me by 12th January and you will receive 10% off. This offer only applies to orders placed directly with my by email. 

I look forward to seeing what you have created!

Happy paper crafting.                                                                     Doreen

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Cloud Nine - January: National Paper Crafting Month

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month you can order your own adorable Cloud Nine cardmaking kit at a fabulous price! Place a qualifying order and get this zesty kit, complete with varied die-cuts, a stamp set, and exclusive B&T paper, all at a discount. To see its playful possibilities for yourself, watch the video, then order yours before January melts away.  

These are some of the cards I have made using the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit!





Use foam tape to add some dimension!





You get a sneak peek at some of the new products to be released on February 1st - the Teal Shimmer Trim and Triangle Studs!




There is also some gold spot Washi Tape to be released on February 1st, but if you order the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit in January, you will get it early along with the Teal Shimmer Trim and the Triangle Studs






 Mix and match the ideas on the ideas sheet. There is also plenty of paper left over to create some more cards or add to a page layout or two!




Just spend $55.00 in January (in one order) and you could have this great card kit (valued at $59.00) for just $20.00! And remember if you spend $75.00 you could get the January Stamp of the month for another $5.00. So by spending $75.00 you could have both these great specials for just $25.00 more - saving $58.00. If you spend $75.00 (not including SoM & Cloud Nine card set) during January, you will receive a bonus yet to be released, stamp set from me! You can email me with your order or got to my website: www.doreenwatkins.ctmh.com.au and place your order to be delivered directly to your door. The stamp set will come separately and will posted. Contact me if you would like to know more!

Happy Scrapping                                                                                    Doreen

Artbooking Made Easy - Celebration Layouts

There are heaps of life events that deserve a little recognition, and the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has got just the shapes you need to preserve them with pizazz! Watch the video to kickstart your own ideas on how to document all those stand-out moment with the help of the celebration-themed keys from the cartridge.  

I was inspired to create a page after watching this clip and I also used the December Stamp of the Month - Special Care and the January Stamp of the Month - Cross Stitch Wishes. If you would like to get the January SoM, you have until January 31st to get it. Just spend $75.00 and you can get the stamp for just $5.00. Or you can purchase it at the full price of $24.00.






The hearts can be cut by hand if you don't have a cricut machine, or you can hand cut them once you have stamped them.

Use your CTMH markers to add colour to a black stamped image


Stamp an image twice - once in black and once in a colour and cut around part to add interest to your project



Use a frame to highlight part of your title. This one is one of the Cricut cut images I used on these pages.








If you would like to create a page like this, then contact me for more details. I would love to show you how.

Happy Scrapping                                                                                                        Doreen