Thursday, 25 August 2016

Kute Kitty Kat

The August Stamp of the Month, S1608 - Purr-fect Halloween does not have to be used for Halloween!
I have made some cards that have nothing Halloween on them using this cute stamp set.

This card was inspired by a card by Carrie Simonds and created using White Daisy & Sea Glass Cardstock, S1608 - Purr-fect Halloween Stamp Set, D1708 - Sending Smiles Stamp Set, Memento Stamp Pad, ShinHan Markers - WG7 Warm Grey & GY235 Sap Green and Glacier & Pixie Twine.

This card was inspired by a card by my dear friend Jacquie Paech and was created using Sweet Leaf Cardstock, Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack, S1608 - Purr-fect Halloween Stamp set, D1708 - Sending Smiles Stamp Set (only available with the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge) and Clear Sparkles.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Last month for Seasonal Expressions

August is the last month to get your favourite products from the current Seasonal Expressions before they are gone for good. If you haven't already purchased your Calypso, Magical or Florence collections or the gorgeous A Bunch of Love, or Ornate Blossoms  and the cute Carnival Fun Thin Cuts, you only have a couple more weeks to get them. Don't delay, as some may sell out early!

During August, I have been featuring the Florence Collection and also had some fun with the Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts and Coordinating Stamp Set. 

This layout is a CTMH Creative Insider layout - adapted to suit my photos and features the Ornate Blossoms stamp set to add details to the pages. 

Some of the details of the Ornate Blossoms stamp set

This layout is thanks to Kylie McLouglin and once again features the Florence Paper with the Ornate Blossoms Stamps set and Thin Cuts. I also used the NEW Celebrate Thin Cuts for the title.
I stamped the blossoms using clear Versamark Ink then added gold embossing powder and heated that. Then coloured the blossoms using ShinHan Markers
The right page of this layout is based on Layout #17 from MIFYH Vol 2, featuring Florence Paper and the NEW Celebrate Thin Cuts and NEW Stars Thin Cuts

These two cards featured the Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts and stamp set stamped on Kraft cardstock using clear Versamark stamp pad then embossed in white.
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Saturday, 6 August 2016

some of my favourite cards

Making cards for others is one of the things that makes me happy. These are some of my recent cards.
This card features the NEW Operation Smile Stamp Set, D1711 - True Love with the NEW Colour of the Year - Sea Glass Cardstock

I used some discontinued paper for this card with the NEW M1151 - Dandy Stamp set

The top of this card was cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, then coloured Glitter Paper added under the flowers to add some colour

This was one of the first cards I created from the NEW Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack and is one of my favourites

This card was created using the NEW B1532 - Sweet Birthday Stamp Set

This is another card featuring the NEW M1151 - Dandy stamp set. I was inspired by a card seen on Pinterest

This is another Pinterest inspired card, created with the NEW Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

I love to support Operation Smile and a cute stamp set like this makes that so easy. It features the D1711 - True Love Stamp Set and Florence Paper
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Where is the cat?

I was inspired by a card by fellow consultant, Michelle Stewart, to create this cute card using the August Stamp of the Month - Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) and the NEW Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

I used the gorgeous NEW Sea Glass Glitter Paper for the basket and some of the NEW Whimsy Fundamentals Paper for the blanket inside the basket.

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Monday, 1 August 2016

NEW Annual Inspirations 2016-2017 Catalogue is now live!

August sees the introduction of the NEW Annual Inspirations from Close To My Heart! You won't want to miss out on all the crafting goodness in this book! And to help you get your hands on some of the NEW products, Close To My Heart has a fabulous promotion for August!

During August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home OR Uptown Fundamentals for FREE. Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique! Yep, this deal is basically the best!  This offer is valid from today, 1st August 2016 till 31st August 2016 (11.59pm AEST).

Check out the paper packs below, along with the coordinating Ribbon Packs and Complements. And remember, that many of these products coordinate with each other!
Adventure Fundamentals Paper - $30.00

Adventure Ribbon Pack - $17.00

Good Life Complements - $18.00

Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack $30.00

Enchantment Ribbon Pack - $17.00

School 7-12 Complements - $18.00

School K-6 Complements - $18.00
Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack - $30.00

Whimsy Ribbon Pack - $17.00

Baby Boy Complements - $18.00

Baby Girl Complements - $18.00
Rustic Home Fundamentals - $21.00

Uptown Fundamentals Paper Pack - $23.00

All About The Gold Fundamentals $17.00

Memo Fundamentals Paper Pack - $7.50
Rustic Home Ribbon Pack - $15.00

Uptown Ribbon Pack - $15.00

You & Me Complements - $10.50
All Together Complements - $10.50

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