Friday, 15 February 2019

I Heart Us Australasian CTMH Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our I Heart Us Australasian CTMH Blog Hop! If you arrived from Maz's blog you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

There is so much to love about this collection! It is bright and happy!

My first layout was created using the Moon Doggie pattern (which can be found on the CTMH blog from 25/5/17). I used I Heart Us bulk paper, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf & Sapphire cardstock, Erin's Hand (E1039) alphabet stamp set, Feels Like Home Scrapbooking stamp set (D1821), Heather, Sapphire & Sweet Leaf ink pads, Mint Shimmer Brush and Watercolour Pencils to create my pages.

This single page was one I shared at our recent consultant meeting here in Adelaide.  It was created using Lagoon, Sweet Leaf & White Daisy cardstock, I Heart Us bulk paper, Artbooking cricut cartridge, White & Gold twine, B1652 - Wordfetti stamp set, Black, Canary & Raspberry ink pads & Mint Shimmer Brush.

I have created more using this collection, but you will have to wait till after our annual CTMH convention at the end of March to see those projects, so make sure you come back then!

This bright collection is available till the end of April, while supplies last! Contact your consultant to get yours before it runs out or if you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue your way around our blog hop by visiting Shaunna to see what she has created!

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

Doreen



Monday, 4 February 2019

S1902 - Heartfelt Sentiments

I didn't get to complete any projects in time to participate in the Australasian CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, but have now made one card using this stamp set, so thought I would share it with you!

This is a great stamp set for your scrapbook pages, but I decided I would make a card first! (I have struggled to work out how I want to make any scrapbook pages).

First, I cut the stamp apart - knowing I can still use it as whole stamp by carefully adding the two pieces together on the block.

I turned the cut piece upside down and stamped it with Pewter ink, on to a piece of White Daisy cardstock that I had embossed using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The flowers were coloured using Watercolour Pencils. I then stamped  the banner in Mint in and the sentiment - from the January SOM ( Card Captions (no longer available) in Pewter ink. I added the sentiment to the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape. Needless to say, I am very happy with how this card turned out.

You can get this stamp set during February 2019 only - for just $8.25 with any purchase of $82.50 or you can purchase the stamp set without a qualifying order for $29.50. 

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

Happy crafting!

Doreen 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Something Fierce has been on my desk!

During the month of January, the Close To My Heart featured collection is Something Fierce. I know there are lots of kids who would love to see their photos on pages created with this fun collection, but it is suitable for so much more than children's pages!
These are some of the pages and cards I have created with the Something Fierce collection.

 This layout was created using White Daisy, Carolina, Bluebird, Mint, Ballerina, Willow & Lemon cardstock; Something Fierce paper pack; Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Decorative Borders Thin Cuts, Flower Market Cricut Collection. 

I have now added a photo and the story to this layout, but haven't taken a photo of the completed layout. This one was inspired by the one on the back cover of the NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 and created using Bluebird & White Daisy cardstock, Something Fierce Bulk Paper, D1825 - Be Yourself stamp set, Ballerina, Bluebird, Carolina & Raspberry ink pads, Gold Sequins (loose), White & Gold Twine.

This layout also has photos on it now! It was inspired by a layout seen on Pinterest by Sue Althouse and made using Mink & White Daisy cardstock, Something Fierce paper (scraps) and complements, 3D Foam Tape.

This page was inspired by Pattern 26 - MIFYH Vol 3, Bluebird & White Daisy cardstock, Something Fierce Bulk Paper, B1652 - Wordfetti, C1758 - Details I Love stamp set, Ballerina, Bluebird, Lemon, Raspberry & Willow ink pads, White & Gold Twine.

This card was inspired by card p54 SE1 2019, Carolina & White Daisy cardstock, Something Fierce Paper Pack, Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Shaker Window Foam & Acetate, silver Loose Sequins, Z4264 - Budding Peony Stamp & Thin Cuts, S1901 - Card Captions stamp set, Black & Pewter ink pads, Watercolour Pencils, White Twine, White Ribbon.

For this card, I used White Daisy cardstock, Silver Glitter paper, Something Fierce Paper Pack, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Z4263 - Butterfly Friendship Stamp & Thin Cuts,  S1901 - Card Captions stamp set, Black Bluebird & Carolina ink pads, Silver Embellishing Thread.

I used Something Fierce paper pack, White Daisy cardstock, S1901 - Card Captions stamp set, Black ink pad, Basic Circles thin cuts, Stitched Circles thin cuts, Stitched Hearts thin cuts, Clear Sparkles to make this card. 

The final project I want to share with you today is this cut card which was created using White Daisy cardstock, Something Fierce paper pack, S1901 - Card Captions stamp set, C1770 - Paw Prints on My Heart stamp set, Black ink pad, Candy Apple ink pad, Watercolour Pencils, Candy Apple Striped Ribbon, Red Gems.

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

Doreen 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

S1901 Card Captions CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop




Hi & welcome to our S1901 - Card Captions Stamp of the Month Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Maz's blog, you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

I know you are going to love the NEW Seasonal Expressions catalogue, and especially this stamp set! It will become a well used set in my stash!

Of course I created some cards using this set, but I also wanted to use it on a page layout. My page was inspired by the one on page 126 of the the NEW Seasonal Expressions. 

I used Mint & White Daisy cardstock, the NEW Seasons Mix Ins paper pack, Something Fierce complements, Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Shaker Window Foam & Acetate, Gold Loose Sequins (and some blue sequins from my stash), S1901 - Card Captions stamp set - for the title and some of the elements in one of the shaker windows, D1827 - Years of Sweetness stamp set, Canary, Lagoon, Lemon, Mint & Pewter ink pads, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to cut the cupcake. 



This was such a fun layout to make and I'm sure I will be using it again!

For my first card, I was inspired by one on page 54 of the NEW Seasonal Expressions catalogue. It was created using  Carolina & White Daisy cardstock, Something Fierce Paper Pack, Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Shaker Window Foam & Acetate, Silver Loose Sequins, Z4264 - Budding Peony Stamp & Thin Cuts, S1901 - Card Captions stamp set, Black & Pewter ink pads, Watercolour Pencils, White Twine &White Ribbon.

 Please excuse the shadow in the window - the cardstock is not different colours. 
The little stars in the shaker window were cut using one of the Thin Cuts from the Shaker Window set. 








This card was created using White Daisy cardstock, Silver Glitter Paper, Something Fierce paper pack, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, Decorative Borders Thin Cuts, S1901 - Card Captions stamp set, Z4263 - Butterfly Friendship Stamp & Thin Cuts, Black, Bluebird & Carolina ink pads, Silver Shimmer Trim and Silver Embellishing Thread. 

I used 3D Foam tape to add some dimension to the butterfly and sentiment. 











My next card features the NEW Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - which I think will get lots of use, along with Mink & White Daisy cardstock. I added some Mink cardstock and Mink Twine to finish it off. 

I used glue dots to hold the twine in place and add the bow and added dimension by using 3D Foam Tape to add the top layer of the card









On this card, I have also used the NEW Swiss Dots Embossing folder and the NEW Z4263- Butterfly Friendship stamp & thin cuts set with some Mink Twine. I stamped the butterfly in Pewter & Sugarplum (to match the cardstock used for the background). The sentiment (from S1901 - Card Captions) is also stamped in Pewter. I finished it with some Clear Sparkles and added some sparkle to the butterfly with the Clear Shimmer Brush.  














Another card I made using S1901 - Card Captions for the sentiment & a butterfly from the Butterfly Friendship stamp & thin cuts set was this one with Canary & Mink ink for the stamping and Canary cardstock and Gold Shimmer Ribbon with some clear sparkles. I used the NEW Playful Scallops embossing folder on this one. 














And the last card I want to share with you today once again features a sentiment from S1901 - Card Captions and one of the gorgeous flowers from Z4264 - Budding Peony stamp & thin cuts set. I stamped the images & sentiment in Mink ink then used watercolour pencils to colour the images. I added some detail using the NEW Stitched Quilt Shapes thin cuts. I added Peach cardstock & Mink Twine to finish off my card. 















This exclusive stamp set is only available during January 2019! It can be yours for just $8.25 when you spend $82.50 with your consultant, or you can purchase it for $29.50 with no qualifying order - during January only. If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here.

January is National Papercrafting Month. To celebrate, Close To My Heart has released this exclusive 'Frame It Up' special - featuring a gorgeous Magnolia Frame kit. There are so many possibilities for using this frame! 


This is my first frame. I do plan to update the photo once we have our Christmas photos taken. 

Contact your consultant to get yours, or if you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here.
I'd love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Shaunna has created.

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

Doreen