Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Create Kindness - National Stamping Month



September is National Stamping Month and once again, Close To My Heart has made it easy for us to celebrate!

We can celebrate National Stamping Month with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world. The Create Kindness card kit contains all the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone's day! The kit can be yours for just $72.95 - a saving of 15% off the retail value! 
Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving more time to do something thoughtful for someone. Watch Close To My Heart's blog,Instagram account, and Facebook page, throughout the month of September to see what they've created with this card kit as well as the acts of kindness it has inspired! This exclusive kit will only be available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early.

The kit includes eight (8) M Sized stamps, twenty four (24) 3" x 3" pre-printed cards with envelopes, 24 White Daisy Cardstock pre-cut circles, a 2" x 2" My Acrylix Block, a mini Archival Black Stamp Pad all in a mini organiser! 

As a special bonus, the exclusive stamp sets and pre-printed card bases with envelopes are also available for separate purchase, but only in the month of September while supplies last!

Below are a selection of cards I have created using the kit. The first two pictures show the 3" x 3" cards I made using the sentiments designed to fit in the white circles that come with the kit - adding some coloured circles behind the stamped image with some other decorations. And I stamped on the envelopes too! 
The larger cards are using the sentiments that can be used inside cards or on the front as I have along with the cute giraffe and hippo from the Tutu Cute Stamp set.
For all my cards, I used the ShinHan Twin Touch Markers to colour my images.








You can order your "Create Kindness" card kit here.

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

Doreen 

Wednesday, 24 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.

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

Doreen 

Tuesday, 9 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.
Come back again soon and see what is NEW and what else I have been creating.

Doreen

Friday, 5 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
Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what else is New!

Doreen 

Wednesday, 3 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.

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

Doreen