Saturday, 10 December 2016

Holiday Expressions ends soon!

The current Holiday Expressions is only available for a little less than 3 weeks! So if you have a favourite product in it that you haven't yet purchased or would like to add to, don't delay in getting your orders in! Just go to my website to place your order to be delivered directly to your home.
Now that the busyness of the school year has finished, I have spent a little time creating some more layouts for our upcoming holiday using the gorgeous Oh Deer range! I have never been this organised before!

This layout is based on the City Sidewalks Workshops Your Way layout and was created using White Daisy, Sea Glass & Whisper Cardstock, Oh Deer Paper Pack, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, Rustic Home Ribbon Pack & the Artistry Cricut Cartridge for the title.

Inspiration for this layout came from fellow consultant Denise Tarlington. I used White Daisy, Whisper & Sea Glass Cardstock, Oh Deer Paper Pack, Good Life Complements, All Together complements & the Artistry Cricut Cartridge for the title. 

This layout was also inspired by one from Denise Tarlington, once again using White Daisy Cardstock, along with Whisper Cardstock, Sea Glass & Silver Glitter Paper, Silver Shimmer Trim, the Snowflakes Thin Cuts (NLA) and the Good Life Complements.

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

Doreen 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

It's the Little Things

I can't believe it is already December! Our Elf on the Shelf - Elsie - arrived this morning, to remind us! 

During December, you can purchase one or more mini album kits to record "the little things" in. 
So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums? Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need!
The 3 kit options are:
Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle CC1197: Instalife™ Album—Blue Jean, #Life™ Cards—Enjoy, #Life™ Overlays—Black, Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4", Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2", Retail Value: $43 Your Price: $29.95 
Blush Mini Album Bundle CC1198: Instalife™ Album—Blush, #Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous, #Life™ Overlays—Gold, Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" x 4", Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" x 2", Retail Value: $43  Your Price: $29.95 
Adventure Mini Album Bundles CC1200: Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes, My Crush® Adventure Calls, Memory Protectors™ (Choose 6" x 8" (CC1199), OR 4" x 6" (CC1200), OR 3" x 4" (CC1021)) Retail Value: $45.50  Your Price: $30.95 




The gorgeous December Stamp of the Month is now available for just $7.50 with a purchase of $75.00 or more, or you can purchase it for just $27.00 only during December. So order yours today!

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

Doreen 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Christmas is coming.....

I really enjoy making handmade cards for friends and family! Recently, I have been making Christmas cards & kits ready for an upcoming market and a card workshop at my church. I have been inspired by many sources - including friends, fellow consultants, Pinterest and our current Holiday Expressions catalogue.

This card was inspired by one on page 40 of the Holiday Expressions 2016. It was created using Colonial White Cardstock & cards, Willow & Cranberry Cardstock, C1653 - Hymns of Praise Stamp Set, Black, Willow & Cranberry Stamp Pads, Gold Shimmer Trim. 

This card was Inspired by Jacquie Paech, and created using Colonial White Cardstock & Cards, Peacock Cardstock, Willow Cardstock, Christmas Lights Embossing Folder, M1152 - Mini Christmas Stamp set, Peacock Stamp Pad

Pinterest inspired, created using White Daisy Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Z4008 - Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts & Stamp Set, Willow, Cocoa & Lemon Stamp Pads, Bitty Sparkles, Carmine ShinHan Twin Touch Marker (to colour sparkles)

Created using  Cranberry & White Daisy Cardstock, Wreath Thin Cuts & Stamp Set, Confetti embossing folder

Inspired by Chris Lothian & Rachel Stribling sky Cardstock (deleted),  Kraft Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, ShinHan Markers, A1115 - A Holiday Stamp set (discontinued), A1196 - Surfin Santa Stamp Set Memento Stamp Pad, Desert Sand Stamp Set, Shimmer Pen

Created using White Daisy & Cranberry Cardstock, Pretty Poinsettia Stamp Set, Fern & Cranberry Stamp Pads

Created using Colonial White Cardstock & Cards, A Child is Born Stamp Set,  Memento Black Stamp Pad, ShinHan Twin Touch Markers

Created using Colonial White Cardstock and Cards, World Joy Stamp Set, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, ShinHan Twin Touch Markers

Inspired by card p56 Holiday Expressions 2016 using Cranberry Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Silver Shimmer Trim, M1152 - Mini Christmas Stamp Set, Snowflakes Embossing Folder

Inspired by card on page 40 of Holiday Expressions 2016. Created using Sea Glass Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, C1653 - Hymns of Praise Stamp Set, Silver Glitter Paper, Black Stamp Pad, Whisper Stamp Pad

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

Doreen

Thursday, 3 November 2016

November News

I apologise for the lack of posts recently, but I have spent the last few weeks frantically getting ready for the Craft & Quilt Fair that was on on the CTMH stand for yesterday. I feel like I can breathe again and catch up!

During November there are so many fabulous specials and more. 

Have you wanted to own a Cricut machine, but not taken the plunge? Then now is the time to host your own party with a chance to get a NEW Cricut Explore Air for just $449.00 - including the NEW Flower Market Digital Cricut Collection  for FREE!


Contact me to book your party!



Love our Thin Cuts? Then you’re going to love this special, limited-time offer! We now have coordinating Thin Cuts for the following stamps sets found in our Annual Inspirations idea book: My Acrylix® Swirly Seashells (C1664), My Acrylix® Sweet Birthday (B1532), My Acrylix® Wreath (A1193), and My Acrylix® School Kids (D1706). These Thin Cuts are sure to go fast, so place your order today!
Thin Cuts offer is valid through July 2017, while supplies last. So if order yours now so you don't miss out! 
I have had a bit of play with some of them. It was lots of fun!
For this project I created a desk calendar that is suitable as a teacher gift. It was so simple to create!

I have recently started making Shaker Cards using Flip Flaps. The Thin Cuts made it so easy to cut the window for the shaker part of this card!

I love the wreath stamp set and Thin Cuts for simple Christmas cards. 

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can colour by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you!

Get your planner today, because this planner system is only available while supplies last! Offer valid whiles supplies last. 



The Happy, Happy Christmas Campaign features a workshop designed to help you  have a happy, happy Christmas! We have made this workshop to help you create not only a beautiful Christmas album, just in time for the holiday season, but also to give you the materials to create four additional items that would make beautiful holiday gifts! It’s like getting five amazing projects all in one workshop!


During November, save over 10% off the retail value when you purchase one of the 12″ × 12″ album bundles (CC1179 and CC1180) for only $105.95 each! This bundle includes an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts. Add on additional items to make additional projects with your leftover materials, too! 
Come back again soon and see what else is new & what I have been creating.


Doreen 

Friday, 21 October 2016

More convention layouts

Over the next few weeks, I will share my convention Extravaganza layouts with you. 
The left page was Pinterest inspired with the right page created to coordinate. I used White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack, Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack, C1612 - Shower Flowers Stamp Set, Good Life Complements, Willow, Tangerine, Blossom & Raspberry Stamp Pads

I used the Magic Idea Book - Hat Trip (p54-55) for this layout. It was created using White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Pansy Cardstock, Thistle Cardstock, Willow Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock, Whisper Cardstock, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack, Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack, Whisper Twine, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Flower Market Cricut Cartridge 

This layout also came from the Magic Idea Book - Top Hat (p114-115), using White Daisy Cardstock, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack, Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack, B1484 - Jennifer's Hand Stamp Set, E1034 - Marker Alphabet Stamp Set, Gold Sequins.

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

Doreen 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Operation Smile Convention Layouts

As I shared with you in my previous post, I was asked to present in the Extravaganza at our annual CTMH Convention last weekend. I created many projects to share, and will show you more during the coming weeks. 
I donated these two layouts for the Operation Smile Auction that is held on the last day of convention each year. I am proud to say that one was purchased for $175.00 and the other for $125.00 - for a total of $300.00 - which equates to a little more than one "SMILE"!
Altogether, on the day, in excess of $17,500.00 was raised! That is nearly 60 new "SMILES" for children born with cleft palettes who would not otherwise receive this sometimes life saving surgery. I am honoured that I can contribute in a small way.

This page was created using:
Oh Deer Paper Pack, Gold Glitter Paper, White Daisy, Cocoa, Bamboo & Sea Glass Cardstock, A1187 - World Joy Stamp Set, D1704 - A Child is Born Stamp Set, S1610 - Yuletide Joy Stamp Set (only available during October) Z3261 - Stars Thin Cuts, Z3260 - Hearts Thin Cuts, Z4005 - Gift Thin Cuts, Z4008 - Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts & Stamp Set, Z4015 - Woodland Wishes Thin Cuts & Stamp Set, Versamark Stamp Pad, Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Sparkles  ShinHan Twin Touch Markers - Mahogany, Brown, Clay, Barely Beige, Marigold, Golden Yellow, Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green & Warm Grey Thin 3D Foam Tape  White & Gold Twine - coloured with Turquoise Blue marker

This page was created using:
A1196 - Surfin' Santa Stamp Set, B1540 - Pretty Poinsettia Stamp Set, C1663 - Christmas Down Under Stamp Set, D1704 - A Child is Born Stamp Set, D1694 - Very Merry Stamp Set, Z3260 - Hearts Thin Cuts, Z3261 - Stars Thin Cuts, Z4005 - Gift Thin Cuts, White Daisy, Lagoon, Peacock, Cranberry & Willow Cardstock, Gold Glitter Paper, City Sidewalk Paper Pack, ShinHan Twin Touch Markers - Bronze, Clay, Mahogany, Barely Beige, Pastel Peach, Golden Yellow, Vivid Green, Leaf Green, Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green, Carmine, Warm Grey & Shimmer Pen

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

Doreen

Friday, 14 October 2016

Convention Extravaganza Layouts

I was very privileged to be asked to present to my peers at our annual CTMH Convention this weekend. 
These are some of the projects I shared.
This layout was created using Memo Fundamentals Paper Pack, Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack, Complements: School 7-12, D1706 - School Kids Stamp Set, D1660 - Ink Blot Stamp Set, B1484 - Jennifer's Hand Stamp Set, Artistry Cricut Cartridge for "Year", Black & Whisper Cardstock, Black Shimmer Ribbon,  Lagoon, Black & Whisper Stamp Pads

This layout was created using Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack, Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack, Oh Deer Paper Pack, C1660 - Happy for You Stamp Set, Z3256 - Celebrate Thin Cuts, Stars Thin Cuts, Happy Thin Cuts, Sea Glass, Smoothie & Desert Sand Stamp Pads

This layout was created using White Daisy Cardstock, Sea Glass Cardstock, Oh Deer Paper Pack, Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack, Oh Deer Complements, Rustic Home Ribbon Pack, Artistry Cricut Cartridge for title

This layout is based on City Sidewalks WYW layout and was created using Whisper Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, silver Glitter Paper, White Glitter Paper, Oh Deer Paper Pack,Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack, Oh Deer Complements, You & Me Complements, Whisper Twine, Christmas Thin Cuts, Snow Flakes Thin Cuts, Artistry Cricut Cartridge for title

This layout is from the  Cherish Idea Book - Kept in Proportion (P44-45), using White Daisy CS, Black CS, Pansy CS, Willow CS, Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack, Z4006 - Monstrous Halloween Thin Cuts & Stamp Set, Adventure Ribbon, Tangerine, Willow & Pansy Stamp Pads (Rock 'n' Roll Stamping), Happy Thin Cuts

This layout was inspired by page by Brenda Rose using Pansy Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack, Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack, Baby Girl Complements, Gold Glitter Paper, Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Whimsy Ribbon Pack 

This layout was Pinterest inspired using White Daisy, Lagoon, Pansy & Lemon Cardstock, Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (for title), Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, Enamel & Glitter Duos - Blue Dots & Green Triangles

This layout is based on  Make It From Your Heart Vol 1, Pattern #1 using Whisper, White Daisy, Cranberry, Willow, Lagoon & Peacock Cardstock, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack, City Sidewalks Paper Pack, Gold & White Glitter Paper, City Sidewalks Cricut Cartridge, Celebrate, Stars & Gift Thin Cuts  

This layout was created using Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack, Rustic Home Fundamentals, City Sidewalks Paper Pack, School 7-12 Complements, Sapphire Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock 

 This card was inspired by a fellow consultant (sorry I can't remember who) using Oh Deer Paper Pack, Rustic Home Fundamentals paper pack, White & Gold Twine, D1711 - True Love Stamp Set and Shin Han Markers

 This card was created using City Sidewalks Paper Pack & Whimsy Paper Pack, S1610 - Yuletide Joy Stamp Set, Silver Embossing Powder, ShinHan Markers

 This card was created using Poppy Cardstock, Swan Lake Paper Pack, Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack, A1192 - Happy Heart Stamp Set, Z4007 - Thankful for You Thin Cuts & Stamp set, Whisper, Tangerine, Poppy & Black Stamp Pads, Black & Gold Shimmer Ribbon

This mini album was created using White Daisy Cardstock, City Sidewalks Paper Pack, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack, Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack, silver Glitter Paper, Silver Shimmer Trim, 3" x 3" Flip Flap, Adventure Ribbon Pack, White & Gold Ribbon, Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts & Stamp Set

These clips were created using Swan Lake Paper Pack & Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack, Clear Sparkles and attached to large paper clip using Liquid Glass. These are great to add to your planner or as book marks. 

There are many more projects that I shared, but I will show you more of them in the coming weeks.

Doreen

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I know that Christmas is still a couple of months away, but it is not too early to start getting some pages ready for all those Christmas photos I know I will be taking!

This page was created using the City Sidewalks Paper Pack, along with the cute Christmas Down Under Stamp Set (C1663) and the Joy to You & Me Stamp Set (C1656), along with some Willow & Peacock Cardstock and finished with Silver Shimmer Trim. I cut the window from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I coloured the koala and kangaroo using ShinHan Markers. 

I am off to our annual Australasian CTMH Convention tomorrow, so make sure you come back soon and catch up on some of the news and see what I have been creating!

Doreen 

Friday, 30 September 2016

Yuletide Joy

The NEW Stamp of the month is available from today! You won't want to miss out on this stamp set - especially if you like to make cards are are planning on scrapping your Christmas photos. 


I just love that you can colour a little or a lot of these images - or you could just stamp and they still look gorgeous. 

For this one, I gold embossed the image and just added a little colour to it. This is part of a bigger project I have created, but I can't share it yet. This is just a sneak peek! So keep coming back to see the whole project.

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

Doreen

Thursday, 29 September 2016

More Christmas Projects

I am currently working on a very special project that I can't wait to share with you! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these Christmas projects I have created recently!
This page was Pinterest inspired. I used Willow, White Daisy, Cranberry & Kraft cardstock, City Sidewalks paper pack, Gold Glitter paper, E1034 - Marker Stamp set, D1700 - Way to Go stamp set, Versamark ink pad, Gold Embossing powder, Gold Glimmer ribbon,  3D Foam tape & Glue Dots. 


I then used the same idea to create a card. 




These three cards were created using the NEW Ltd Edition Digital City Sidewalks Cricut Cartridge. They are simple but, I think, very cute.

This card was inspired by fellow consultant - Julie Parkinson. It was created using the NEW Flower Market Cricut Cartridge with Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper teamed with Cranberry, Cocoa, Topiary & Bamboo Cardstock. I added a bow from the NEW Rustic Home Ribbon to finish it off.

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

Doreen