Friday, 28 July 2017

NEW Fundamentals Paper Packs coming 1st July

The NEW CTMH Annual Inspirations will be available from 1st August 2017! There is so much crafty goodness in the catalogue that you won't want to miss out on!

Some of my favourites are the NEW Fundamentals Paper Packs. The  Adventure, Enchantment & Whimsy packs will feature the same colours as in the last catalogue, but there are 10 NEW colours in the Basics collection - which I am sure you will love!

Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack

featuring Pansy, Pacifica, Lagoon, Emerald, Willow, Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom, Raspberry & Cranberry

Basics Fundamentals Paper Pack
featuring Charcoal, Pewter, Pebble, Linen, Mink, Heather, Espresso, Nutmeg, Toffee & Almond

Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack
featuring Eggplant, Sapphire, Peacock, New England Ivy, Fern, Saffron, Goldrush, Poppy, Pomegranate & Ruby

Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack
featuring Thistle, Crystal Blue, Glacier, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Canary, Flaxen, Sorbet, Pixie & Smoothie

These fabulous paper packs and much more will be available from my website from 1st August 2017! 

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


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Prickly Pear Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Prickly Pear Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shaunna's blog, then 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.

Sometimes I like to create my own layout from scratch and other times I use ideas I have seen on Pinterest, but I often use the Close To My Heart Idea books. For this layout I used Pattern #9 from Make It From Your Heart Vol 1 (p22-23) as my inspiration.

We have 3 fur babies (a dog and two cats) in our family, but Evie is the most mischievous! She is also the easiest to photograph!
I used the flower print paper from Prickly Pear to created a shaped mat - cut using my Cricut from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge. In Design Space, I sliced the top of the shape off and resized to suit. 
To add to my layout, I inked the edges of all the papers using Sea Glass, Lemon & Poppy Ink Pads with sponge daubers. The daisies are also cut on the Cricut from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. 
I used the July Stamp of the Month (S1707 - Storybook Alphabet) to stamp the title using the Black Memento Ink Pad and coloured the letters with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers. I then cut each letter out and added them to the page using Thin 3D Foam Tape.

I chose colours from the ShinHan Twin Touch Markers to coordinate with the Prickly Pear Papers that I used. The colours used were: Turquoise Blue, Leaf Green, Golden Yellow & Light Orange.

Thin 3D Foam tape was used to add a little dimension to the Prickly Pear complements. 

I also cut a journalling box from White Daisy Cardstock the same shape as the mat.

The Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $41.00 or you can order the individual components from your CTMH Consultant.

If you do not have a consultant, pleas contact me or place an order here.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Kylie, to see what crafty goodness she has for you.

The products I have used to create this layout are:
Make It From Your Heart Volume 2
Prickly Pear Paper Pack
Prickly Pear Complements
Prickly Pear Sequins
White Daisy Cardstock
Sea Glass Cardstock
S1707 - Storybook Alphabet (July SoM - only available during July 2017)
Black Memento Ink Pad
Sea Glass Ink Pad
Lemon Ink Pad
Poppy Ink Pad
Sponge Daubers
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers: Turquoise Blue, Golden Yellow, Light Orange, Leaf Green
Tombow Adhesive
Glue Dots - to adhere each layer of the daisies

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


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Family Time

It has been a while since I posted - sorry! But I have just returned from attending the annual Close To My Heart Convention in Salt Lake City! It was a fabulous week of meeting new people, making new friends, seeing what's coming out in the NEW Annual Inspirations catalogue on 1st August and some fantastic speakers. 

But I am still using what is available to us now from our current catalogues (even though I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new product). This month, the featured collection is Prickly Pear.

Check out these layouts and cards I have created using Prickly Pear.

This layout was the one I submitted for the Page Layout competition at convention, where the theme was "Who Tells Your Story?"
I used White Daisy & Black Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack & Complements, No Worries Paper Pack, Little Dreamer complements, Black Shimmer Ribbon, Artistry Cricut Cartridge, D1660 - Ink Blot Stamp Set, B1548 - Journaling Prompts Stamp Set, Black & Smoothie Ink Pads, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Glue Dots to create this page

This layout was Pinterest inspired and created using White Daisy, Sapphire & Sea Glass Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack, Prickly Pear Sequins, Z3338 - Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Lemon, Sea Glass, Poppy, Emerald, Sorbet & Sapphire Ink Pads, Sponge Dauber, Micro Tip Scissors, Thin 3D Foam Tape, 3D Foam Tape. 

And this final layout, was inspired by a layout shared by Nell Ward - using Sea Glass, Sorbet & White Daisy Cardstock, Prickly Pear Paper Pack, Prickly Pear Sequins, Z3332 - Prickly Pear Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Z3338 - Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts Set, Black Memento Ink Pad, ShinHan Markers,Sea Glass & Sorbet Ink Pads. When Nell shared this layout she showed it using several different paper packs with coordinating cardstock. They all looked so different! This is a layout I will be going back to! 

This card was inspired by Jacqueline Paech! I used scraps of Whimsy Fundamentals paper with Poppy and White Daisy Cardstock to create this card. And finished it with  Z3338 - Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts, Water Colour Paints, Water Brush, Memento Black Ink Pad, Black Ink Pad. 

Don't forget that July is STAMAGANZA month! When you purchase 2 stamp sets you can get another one of equal or lesser value for FREE! It is a great time to stock up on those stamp sets you have been planning to purchase from the current Annual Inspirations catalogue which will retire at the end of July. There are also some stamp sets that have come back for just this month! Check out the details here!              The Word Puzzle Bundle - valued at $324.00 is available for just $216.00 or you can purchase individual stamp sets for $27.00 each. Or you can earn all 12 sets FREE by either hosting a party with $500.00 in sales,  or by signing up as a Consultant and submitting qualifying sales by 31 August. For more details on earning the set for FREE when you host a party, check here or if you would like to join my team, click here. Contact me for more information.

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