Thursday, 31 March 2016

Life in Pictures

I love taking photos and over the years have owned (and still own) a number of cameras. The April SoM features cameras through the years and makes a great addition to our scrapbook pages. 
 
Inspired by layout by Keron Fatur
Based on layout on page 44 of Seasonal Expressions 1 2016
Come back again soon and see what else is new and what I have been creating.

Doreen

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Baby, I'm worth it!

April is a great month to join my Close To My Heart team! It is more rewarding than ever! When you sign up as a New Consultant, you already get
  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $129.00
  • $75.00 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards
But during April, you also have the chance to earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection or an additional $145.00 in Select Product Credit when you submit $450.00 in personal sales within your first 30 days!
This offer is valid from 9.00am AEDT, 1st April 2016 till 11.59pm AEST 30th April 2016. 
(Cricut® collections available while supplies last. Shipping/handling will be charged based on the retail value of the free Cricut® collection.)

Contact me for more details, or go to my website for more information. 

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

Doreen

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Regatta Fun

I love the colours in the Regatta Collection and I had fun creating these layouts from one paper pack & complements with cardstock added.
Based on "Medley"Layout - (pg34-34) from Imagine Idea Book

Based on Conclusion Comb Layout (pg56-57) Imagine Idea Book

Based on Rhapsody Layout (pg80-81) Imagine Idea Book

Based on Jazzy Combo Layout (pg38-39) Imagine Idea Book

Based on Thumbnails Layout (pg100-101) Imagine Idea Book
Based on Portrait Collection Layout (pg76) Cherish Idea Book

Created using leftover paper & complements from Regatta Collection 
Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's  new. 

Doreen

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Happy Rainbows

Sometimes you see a page layout that you have the perfect photo for! This morning was one of those times for me. I love to read the Close To My Heart blog each day and am very often inspired by what I read. Today, I just had to re-create the one of the layouts on the blog as it was perfect for one of my photos!


I used Whisper, White Daisy and Black Cardstock along with paper from the Penelope Paper Pack, along with Zip Strips from the Kaleidoscope Paper Pack, and scraps of Smoothie, Lagoon, Pear & Honey Cardstock, Pink Shimmer Trim, Gold & Silver Sequins and a selection of other bling I had. I cut the title on the Cricut machine using the Artistry Font.

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

Doreen 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Same layout, different looks

My friend and fellow consultant, Nell, shared this layout with a group of us in January, then another group last week. It is so versatile! (and a great way to use up some of the printed paper you are not very keen on!
This layout features paper from the Zoe & Charlotte Collections
 I love how the Close To My Heart collections coordinate so well with each other as shown in this layout.
This layout features paper from the La Vie En Rose Collection
 And the layout can be turned in any direction.....
This layout features paper from the Kaleidoscope collection
 The number of photos on the layout can be changed to suit .....
This layout features paper from the Regatta Collection
Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what else is new!

Doreen

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Scrappy Cards

I always save my scraps of cardstock and printed paper to "use later". But I often forget and my stash grows! So I decided - with inspiration from Pinterest - to use some of those scraps for these two cards. They also add to my collection of male cards.



























For both cards, I used scraps of Sapphire, Pacifica, Lagoon, Topiary & Pear cardstock. I added the sentiment from the cute Pirate Birthday Stamp Set (A1186) andsome Silver Sequins to finish the cards off. They were very simple and quick to make!

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

Doreen 

Monday, 7 March 2016

Urban Birthday Card

I always find it much easier to create "pretty" cards and have to think more about cards for males. In the last few days I have made a concerted effort to add to my collection of cards suitable for the men in our lives. 
This card was inspired by a card by Narelle Fusulo seen on Pinterst and could be used with any scraps, but I used some scraps of the Urban Paper Pack along with some Saddle & Colonial White Cardstock. 































I also used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder to give the background some texture. The sentiment comes from the gorgeous Pirate Birthday Stamp Set (A1186) and was stamped in Saddle ink and the edges of the sentiment strip distressed with Saddle ink. I added a little know of Whisper Thick Twine to finish off the card. 

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's new.

Doreen 











Sunday, 6 March 2016

Pirate Birthday

When I first saw the super cute "Pirate Birthday" Stamp Set (A1186), I wasn't sure if I would use it so hesitated in purchasing it! But after seeing a few projects shared on Pinterest using it, I just had to have it! 
This is a cute little card kit I have made up to offer at an upcoming market I will be at and at workshops. 































I used:
Sapphire Cardstock
Pomegranate Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Regatta Paper Pack
A1186 - Pirate Birthday Stamp set 
Memento Black Ink 
ShinHan TwinTouch Markers - Marine Blue, Carmine, Mahogany, Brown, Pastel Peach, Caribean Blue Light, Colourless Blender 
3D Foam Tape

You could also use Watercolour Pencils or Watercolour Paints to colour the cute little pirate and his ship.

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

Doreen

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Stampaganza is here!

During March, for every two stamp sets you purchase, you will get another stamp set for FREE! (Does not include Stamp of the Month, Hostess Rewards or Operation Smile stamp sets). Take advantage of this great offer to stock up on the stamp sets you have been thinking of purchasing as many of the current stamp sets will be retiring at the end of the current Seasonal Expressions (30th April 2016) or Annual Inspirations (31st July 2016). Don't miss out on the stamp sets on your wish list!


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

Doreen 

Penelope Workshops Your Way

I love the bright colours of the Penelope Collection! The fabulous Penelope Workshops Your Way Kit with instructions for three (3) double page layouts and 6 cards is a great way to get some pages & cards made quickly. I enjoyed creating these layouts and cards. 
 Everything needed to complete these pages and cards is in the kit. You just need to add adhesive and use your Watercolour Paints or Watercolour Pencils to colour the critters for the cards once you have stamped and cut them with your Spring Critters Stamp Set & Thin Cuts. 









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

Doreen

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Sunshine Birdies

Easter is early this year, so I have created a page layout using the cute March SoM - Sunshine Birdies (S1603) teamed with the beautiful, bright Penelope Paper Pack. I am pleased with the end result.


I added some Crystal Blue, Thistle, Honey & Pear cardstock to my layout - based on Pattern 2k on page 36 of the Reflections Idea Book. My title was cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I coloured in the stamped birds and butterflies using my Watercolour Paints & finished off the page with some of the retiring Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon. 


Don't miss out on Stampaganza! Buy any two stamp set and receive a third set for FREE! It's a great opportunity to stock up on some of those stamp sets you have been planning to purchase before they retire at the end of the current Seasonal Expressions (30th April) or Annual Inspirations (31st July).

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Come back again soon to see what else I have been creating and what's new! I will share some of the projects I created for our Consultant Fun Day last weekend.

Doreen