Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Silver & Gold CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to our Silver and Gold Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shaunna's blog, then you are in the right place. If you arrived by accident, we would love you to hop around with us!

Earlier, I shared a 13 page workshop I have created using this fabulous collection. But there was still paper left over, so I have created this double page layout! Even though this collection is a part of the CTMH Christmas collection, it can be used for so many other events too! My layout is designed for some special everyday memories!







The right page of my layout is based on one of the pages from the calendar project that will be available during December - speak to your consultant about this great workshop! I then created the left page to coordinate! I teamed the Silver & Gold Paper Pack with the gorgeous 'Colour of the Year' - Bashful, along with Black & White Daisy Cardstock. To finish off my layout, I added some Bashful Glitter to the title - cut from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge, and some White & Gold Twine along with the pretty Gold Glitter Gems. 

The Silver & Gold Collection is only available till the end of December, so make sure you contact your consultant to get yours soon as you don't want to miss out. If you don't have a consultant, you can order yours from me here! I have also created a 13 page workshop using the Silver & Gold Paper Pack that you can access here!

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to see what wonderful project Vandra has made to share with you!

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

Doreen

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Christmas Cards

I love making my own cards! (and giving too!). So with Christmas just around the corner, I have been busy making lots of Christmas cards - some of which are for my card workshops too!

Here are a few of them.
These first two cards were inspired by one by Lisa Stenz of Lisa's Creative Corner- using the Silver & Gold Paper Pack for the top card and some retired wood grain paper for the 2nd card and Block Alphabet Thin Cuts. 



This next card was inspired by a card shared on the Close To My Heart Blog using the Punny Pals stamp set (available till July 2018) and Thin Cuts (available WSL)



These next two cards were created using the Beary Christmas Paper Pack with the sentiment printed on the card using my Cricut Explore, but I will make more using one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets.  


This last card was created using scraps from my Silver & Gold Christmas workshop (the files for the workshop are available to purchase here). I used the confetti embossing folder (retired) to emboss the background, then just cut a strip of Espresso Cardstock for the tree trunk. The strips for the tree are 0.5" wide, cut at varying lengths. The star was cut from Gold Foil Paper using the smallest of the Basic Stars Thin Cuts. 



Don't forget that during November, you can get up to 40% off the Fundamentals collections! Purchase the paper pack, or ribbon pack or complements packs individually for 30% off each or purchase a collection of the Paper Pack PLUS the Ribbon Pack PLUS the Complements and get 40% off!


Contact your consultant to get yours or, you can order yours here!

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

Doreen 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

S1711 Through The Year CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop




Hello and welcome S1711 - Through the Year Stamp of the month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Shaunna's blog, you are in the right place! If you landed here by accident, no problem. Please join in by following the link at the end of this post!

My inspiration for my page came from the layout on page 67 of the current Holiday Expressions Catalogue, featuring the Through the Year Stamp set.





I plan on printing sepia photos to add to this layout, but haven't had a chance to do that yet.

To create this layout, I used:
Espresso Cardstock
Linen Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Basics Fundamentals Paper Pack
D1729 - Colourblock Alphabet Stamp Set
S1711 - Through the Year Stamp Set
Espresso Ink Pad
Gold Glitter Gems
Micro Tip Scissors
3D Foam Dots

The Through the Year Stamp Set is only available during November! You can get your set for just $7.50 with a qualifying order or you can purchase it for $27.00 from you Consultant. 

If you don't have a Consultant, then you can contact me or place an order here

I would love you to leave a comment before you head over to see what Nell has created!

Please come back soon and see what is NEW and what else I have been creating.

Doreen 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Punny Pals CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to our Punny Pals Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Shaunna's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, welcome! Please join in the hop by follow the link at the end of this post.

US$7.00 from the sale of each of the Punny Pals stamp sets is donated to Operation Smile to help fix Cleft Lips & Palettes in underprivileged children around the world. So get yours today!


These cute little animals are just gorgeous! And they are just perfect for a page celebrating a trip to the zoo!

I used the Enchantment Fundamentals Paper pack, along with Eggplant, New England Ivy & Goldrush Cardstock to create my layout. The title and 'ticket' were cut from the NEW You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  
I stamped the animals using the Black Memento Ink Pad, then coloured them using ShinHan Markers - Clay, Mahogany, Golden Yellow, Barely Beige, Black, Warm Grey & Leaf Green.
I used Thin 3D Foam Tape & 3D Foam Tape to add the animals and other embellishments to the page. "DAY" was cut using the Block Alphabet Thin cuts. 


This desktop calendar is a great gift idea! Once again, I coloured the puppy using ShinHan Markers - Clay, Bonze, Marigold, Barely Beige & Black. The sentiment is from C1685 - Inspire Stamp Set. 













The Punny Pals Thin Cuts and Share a Smile Card Kit are only available during October, WSL. The Punny Pals Stamp set is available for a whole year!

Contact your consultant today to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, you can contact me or place an order here!


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Nellto see what gorgeous projects she has created for you.


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

Doreen





Monday, 23 October 2017

Gift Box on a Card

I have recently seen a few of these cards on Pinterest and on Facebook, so decided I would have a go at making them! I watched a few YouTube videos and checked out blogs of those who have created them and this is one of them. 
They will be great for small gifts at Christmas or anytime of the year, or as place cards with a little something in the box for each guest.









So far I have only made Christmas cards, but plan to add birthday and thank you options for an upcoming Christmas Fair I am attending in my local community.

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

Doreen 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Beary Christmas CTMH Australasian Blog Hop




Hello and welcome to our Beary Christmas Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Maz's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, welcome! Please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

I created this simple layout using the NEW Make It From Your Heart (MIFYH) Vol 3 Idea Book!


 So to create this layout, I used:
 MIFYH Vol 3 Pattern #9, White Daisy, Glacier & Cranberry Cardstock, Gold Foil Paper, Beary Christmas Paper, Z4047 - Beary Christmas Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers, White & Gold Twine, Clear Shimmer Brush, Thin 3D Foam Dots, Glue Dots



But I couldn't just stop at one project. I used the gorgeous Punny Pals Stamp Set on some Christmas Cards!

For these cards, I also used Z4046 - Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set for the sentiment, stamped with the Cranberry Ink Pad,  Z4047 - Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Basic Circle Thin Cuts,  Black Memento Ink PadShinHan Markers, & Thin 3D Foam Dots along with White Daisy Cardstock and White Bulk Cards.

The last project I would like to share with you is an Advent Calendar. 

I was inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest to create this gorgeous Advent Calendar! To create it I used White Daisy Cranberry CardstockGold Foil PaperBeary Christmas Paper, Artiste Cricut Cartridge (NLA) - for boxes, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (NLA) - for scallop circle, Basic Stars Thin Cuts, 3D Foam Dots, Liquid Glass, Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Cricut Design Space - Basic Circle shape for small circles & large circles that each layer is on, Cricut Sans Font for numbers.

The Beary Christmas Collection is only available till the end of December, so don't miss out on getting yours! Contact your consultant today to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, you can contact me or place an order here!


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Wendy to see what gorgeous projects she has created for you.

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

Doreen

Monday, 2 October 2017

Christmas Memories Workshop

I LOVE the NEW Silver & Gold Collection from Close To My Heart! And over the past week or so, I have had fun creating a 13 page (1 single page layout and 6 double page layouts) workshop! Some of my pages are definitely for saving those Christmas memories, but there are also some that don't need to be used for Christmas at all. 

Today, I want to share the title page of this workshop with you!


Besides the Silver & Gold paper pack, I have used Bashful cardstock - the gorgeous 'Colour of the Year', along with Pebble, Pewter and Black. A little bit of Gold Glitter paper for the stars is just perfect!

If you would like to see more of this workshop, click on the Scrapbooking Cutting Guides Link above. 

I will be sharing this workshop with my customers at our annual 12 hour crop in early November, so will share the rest of the pages here after that. 

Share a Smile

Team up with the Punny Pals stamp set to make a difference!
D1751 - Punny Pals Stamp Set

CC1340 - Punny Pals Thin Cuts


With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set (D1751), Close To My Heart donates US$7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organisation that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around! And remember, the Thin Cuts and Card Kit are available only during October WSL! You can get your "Share a Smile Kit" here!

And there's more!  During October, Close To My Heart will be matching round up donations made to Operation Smile up to US$10,000 as part of the special deal for the month. 

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

Doreen

Sunday, 1 October 2017

S1710 - Christmas Tunes Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our S1710 - Christmas Tunes Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Wendy's blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, welcome! Please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today, I would like to share with you some artwork that features the Close To My Heart October Stamp of the Month. This stamp set is great for both cards and scrapbooking pages. 



For this layout, I used the NEW Make It From Your Heart 'How To' Pattern book - Pattern #7 (on page 18) for my inspiration. The NEW Colour of the Year - Bashful looks so good with the neutral colours in the Silver and Gold Paper pack, so I paired them for my layout. I added some Bashful Glitter paper for the title - using the NEW I {heart} Christmas Thin Cuts set. I used the Christmas tree image from the Christmas Tunes stamp set (S1710) and stamped it with Versamark ink than added Silver Embossing Powder. For me, the background was too "white" so I added some stars from C1688 - The First Noel stamp set in Bashful. Then to finish off the page, I added some Whisper Twine. I love how the page came together!


And of course, I had to make some cards using this fabulous stamp set.




For this card, I simply stamped the "wreath" onto White Daisy Cardstock using the Fern Ink Pad. Then I stamped the "ribbon" & "bow" using Cranberry ink then cut them out using the Fine Tip Scissors and added them to the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape. To finish off the card, I matted the White Daisy piece using Cranberry Cardstock. 
I used Bashful & Pewter to stamp this card and Bashful cardstock to mat it. And for the wreath, I used my Cricut machine to cut the circle. The ribbon and bow were cut using my fine tip scissors.


This card is similar to the one above - with a smaller mat and the wreath stamped using the Fern ink pad. I also added the Clear Shimmer Brush to the bow and ribbon. 


 Like many Christmas stamp sets, there is a reference to "cold" or "snow" which doesn't really suit our climate here in Australia. So I cut the sentiment from the snow globe to make it easier to use. I then stamped some of the little critters from the D1751 - Punny Pals Stamp set and the Santa Hat from Z4047 - Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts set and, after colouring them with the ShinHan Markers, added to the snow globe. I cut the "Merry Christmas" from one of the sentiments from the Z4046  - Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set and curved it on the block to fit in the snow globe. For the top card, I added Cranberry Cardstock and for the bottom card, I added Bashful cardstock.  

This exclusive Christmas Tunes Stamp Set (S1710) is only available during October.  It can be yours for just $7.50 with a qualifying order of $75.00 or you can get it $27.00 if ordered separately. 

Contact your consultant today to place an order. 

If you do not have a consultant, you can contact me or place an order here!

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Nell to see what gorgeous projects she has created for you.

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

Doreen