Thursday, 15 October 2020

CTMH Comfort & Joy Australasian Blog Hop

 


Hi & welcome to our CTMH Comfort & Joy Australasian blog hop! If you arrived from Shaunna's blog, you are in the right place. If you just popped by, thank you! I hope you will continue on our blog hop to see what the other talented ladies have created using the Comfort & Joy collection. 

I have had lots of fun creating with this collection! The first project I am sharing with you was inspired by layout by fellow blog hop participant, Megan of Crop Craft Create, using White Daisy & Candy Apple cardstock, Comfort & Joy paper pack with stickers, Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts, Gold Embellishing Thread & Red Glitter Paper. It is ready to add photos at Christmas time!


For this card, I used White Daisy cardstock, Comfort & Joy paper pack, Fancy Borders Thin Cuts, D1977 - Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set, Intense Black ink pad, New England Ivy ink pad, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers & 3D Foam Tape 

This treat holder was inspired by one by Liz Johnson from a few years ago. I created it using Ruby & White Daisy Cardstock, Comfort & Joy paper pack, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, Z3781 - Garden Gnomes stamp & thin cuts, Intense Black ink pad & Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. I will add a cellophane bag with some goodies to this as a little treat for someone.

This card pattern is an oldie - great for using up small leftover pieces of paper. It was created using Scarlet & White Daisy cardstock, Comfort & Joy paper pack, D1976 - Seasonal Borders stamp set, New England Ivy ink pad, Corner Rounder, Wooden Buttons, Gold Embellishing Thread, Red & Toffee Shimmer Brush.


For this card, I used the Comfort & Joy Cricut collection with White Daisy, Scarlet, Almond, Fern, Evergreen, Sundance cardstock, Pearl Paper, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, D1975 - Seasonal Borders stamp set & Pewter ink pad.

This card was created using Ruby & White Daisy cardstock, Comfort & Joy paper pack, D1947 - From the Funny Farm stamp set, C1875 - Jolly Characters stamp set, Z3741 - Gnome Matter stamp & thin cuts,Intense Black ink pad, Small Bow Thin Cuts, Basic Circles Thin Cuts & Gold Embellishing Twine. 

And the final project I want to share with you today, is a gift card holder. I made this using Candy Apple, Fern & White Daisy cardstock, Comfort & Joy paper pack, Garden Gnomes stamp & Thin Cuts, Intense Black ink pad & Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Markers. 

This is the inside of the gift card holder.


The Comfort & Joy collection is available from your consultant till the end of October, WSL! Make sure you check out your consultant's website for all that's available including specials and the NEW VIP customer program. If you don't have a consultant & live in Australia, you can contact me here.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Maz has created using the Comfort & Joy Collection.

Stay safe & well. 

Happy crafting.

Doreen

Thursday, 1 October 2020

S2010 - With All My Love CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 



Hi and welcome to our S2010 - With All My Love CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dannii's Scrappy Chicks blog, you are in the right place. If you just popped in, thank you for stopping by. I hope you will continue on our blog hop to see what the other girls have created!

So far, I have created a couple of cards with this stamp set! I have been recently introduced to Distress Oxide inks - now available from your CTMH Maker - so I had fun with these. 
For the first card I want to share with you, I used White Daisy cardstock, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, S2010 - With All My Love stamp set, Versamark ink pad, White Embossing Powder, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans & Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink pads, Silver Embellishing Thread & 3D Foam Tape. So to create this card I used the Distress Oxide ink pads with sponge and added the inks to my cardstock. I then sprayed a little water on the cardstock to give the 'splatter' look. When the ink was dry, I cut the shape using my Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts then stamped the image with Versamark ink then added White Embossing Powder. I also added the sentiment using Versamark & White Embossing Powder to some left over inked paper. I finished off the card with a White Stitched Rectangle Border and some Silver Embellishing Thread. 


For my second card, I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire on no colour masking. I used White Daisy cardstock, S2010 - With All My Love stamp set, Intense Black ink pad, Mowed Grass, Faded Jeans & Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. So to create this card, I stamped the image on the White Daisy cardstock, then cut a mask from Post It Notes and attached on top of my stamped image. I then used the Distress Oxide inks to colour the background. It really was quite simple! (Just make sure you don't have black ink on your fingers when you touch the card!)


The S2010 - With All My Love stamp set is only available during October. If you are a member of the NEW VIP program, you can get this stamp set for FREE with an $80.00 order this month, or if you are not a VIP, you can get it for just $9.00 with an $80.00 order or you can purchase it for $34.00 with no qualifying order. Contact your consultant for more details, or, if you don't have a consultant and live in Australia, you can find the details of the stamp of the month, the NEW VIP program and much more or contact me, on my website!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Doris has created!

Stay safe & well!

Happy papercrafting!

Doreen 






Sunday, 20 September 2020

CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop

 


Hi & welcome to our CTMH Party Time Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Kimmy Adds Sparkle's blog, you are in the right place. If you arrived from elsewhere, thank you for stopping by. I hope you will continue on the hop to see what all the others have created using this collection. This collection is so bright & cheery and I have had fun creating with it. 

The first project I want to share with you was inspired by a cube card by Dawn Griffiths and was created using White Daisy & Lemonade cardstock, Party Time paper pack & stickers, White & Gold Twine. This card folds flat and fits in a 6" x 6" envelope.


For my next card, I used the NEW Waterfall Thin Cuts from Close To My Heart. This is one of my new favourite tools from the new catalogues!
The card was created using White Daisy & Peacock cardstock, Party Time paper pack & stickers, Waterfall Thin Cuts, M1277 - Swirly Happy Birthday stamp set, Z3779 - Wishing You Everything stamp & thin cuts, Peacock & Intense Black ink pads, Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers - Citrus Yellow, Blue Turquoise, Light Green & White & Gold Twine. These cards are so much fun to make! 




The final project I want to share with you today is some pages ready to add pics of a family celebration. To create this project, I used White Daisy, Ballerina, Lemonade, Lagoon & Sapphire Cardstock, Party Time Paper pack & Stickers, Z3779 - Wishing You Everything stamp and thin cuts set, Sapphire & Lagoon Ink Pads & Silver Glitter Gems. The layout of these pages were created using the Extended Story cutting guide available from your consultant. I love how I can mix different sized pages into my 12" x 12" albums and they work! 






The Party Time Collection is available for a whole year - till August 2021 from your consultant. If you don't have a consultant and live in Australia, you can check out the collection & much more, on my website.  

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Doris has created.

Stay safe & well.

Happy crafting.

Doreen






Thursday, 10 September 2020

CTMH Bloom With Grace Australasian Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our CTMH Bloom With Grace Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dannii of Scrappy Chics' blog you are in the right place. If you just popped in, thank you. I hope you will continue on our hop to see what the other ladies have created. 
I have had lots of fun creating with this collection! It is very versatile! 
For my first layout, I was inspired by EMS Sketch 87 (found on Pinterest) & used Almond, Canary, Fern, Sangria & White Daisy cardstock, Bloom With Grace paper pack, Z3762 - Pennant Banner Alphabet stamp & thin cuts & Black ink pad. 


For my second layout, I was inspired by fellow consultant, Diane Anthony. The layout was created using White Daisy, Sangria & Sundance cardstock, Bloom With Grace paper pack & Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts for the title. 


I have a couple more layouts that I haven't yet added photos to, but they are ready to go!

This layout was inspired by MIFYH Vol 3 - Pattern 25 (p54) - turned 90degrees and created using  White Daisy, Fern & French Vanilla cardstock, Bloom With Grace paper pack, S2008 - Floral Celebration stamp set, Intense Black ink pad, Spectrum Noir Red Garnett Metallic Marker & You Are Here Cricut Collection.

And this layout was inspired by MIFYH Vol 3 - Pattern 29 (p63) - adapted using White Daisy & Desert Rose cardstock, Bloom With Grace paper pack & stickers, Gold Shimmer Trim, Z3762 - Pennant Banner & Alphabet Stamp & Thin Cuts

The Bloom With Grace collection is available till the end of October (WSL). You can get yours from your consultant or, if you don't have a consultant, you can find it and much more on my website

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Doris has created. 

Stay safe & well.

Happy crafting.

Doreen

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

S2009 - Here for the Memories CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our S2009 - Here for the Memories CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dannii of Scrappy Chics' blog, you are in the right place. If you popped in by chance, thank you. I hope you will continue on our blog hop!

I have been madly preparing for my postponed annual Scrapbooking Retreat so have only created two projects using this stamp set, so far. The first layout was inspired by one taught at the CTMH Virtual Album retreat back in May. The squares are created by cutting a circle then folding the edges over a square shape (or you can score the square into the circles, then fold). I used White Daisy, Cinnamon, Espresso, Fern & Sundance cardstock, Artistry Cricut collection for title, Bloom With Grace paper pack, Gold Glitter Gems, Toffee Shimmer Brush, Glisten Stickles, S2009 - Here for the Memories stamp set & Espresso ink pad to create this layout that the girls got to make over the weekend.



For this layout, I was inspired by Layout 2G in the Reflections idea book. To make the page, I used White Daisy, Fern & Sangria cardstock, Bloom with Grace paper pack, Everyday Moments Cricut Collection, S2009 - Here for the Memories stamp set, Fern & Sangria ink pads, Sponge Dauber & White & Gold Twine. 


The S2009 - Here for the Memories stamp set is only available during September so don't miss out on getting yours. It is available for just $9.00 with a purchase of $80.00 or you can purchase it for $34.00. Contact your consultant for more details or check it out on my website under the 'Promotions' tab. 

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous special happening now! You can get all the details from your consultant, or check them out on my website under the 'Promotions' Tab.

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on the blog hop to see what Doris has created.

Stay safe and well.

Happy papercrafting.

Doreen

Monday, 10 August 2020

Timber - the CTMH featured collection for August

I missed out on participating in the CTMH Australasian Blog Hop for the Timber collection as time got away from me, but I have had so much fun creating with this collection that I still want to share my projects with you!

This collection is perfect for all the masculine pics you have, but it is also very versatile. I did use it for many of my pics from my trip to Yellowstone NP and beyond with my daughter last year.

For my first layout, I used a Sketch by Chris Robertson (Creative Collaboration Community) as my inspiration and Kraft, New England Ivy, Ruby & White Daisy cardstock, Timber paper pack, Aurora Cricut collection, Gold Shimmer Trim &White & Gold Twine


This next layout was created using White Daisy, Ruby, New England Ivy, Espresso & Mink cardstock, Timber paper pack, Z3722 - Here & There stamp & thin cuts, Black ink pad, Artistry Cricut Collection, Aurora Cricut Collection & Stitched Squares Thin Cuts. The right page is a spinner page that I learnt from Susan Williams as part of the Creative Collaboration community.

And for this page I was inspired by Quartet - Pinwheel layout 8b - Reflections Idea Book (p107) and usedEspresso, Ruby, French Vanilla & White Daisy cardstock, Timber Paper Pack, You Are Here Cricut Collection and 6" x 4" & 3" x 4" Flip Flaps.

The last layout I want to share with you today is also a Spinner page and was created using White Daisy, Ruby, Espresso & Evergreen cardstock, Timber paper pack, You Are Here & Aurora Cricut Collections &Stitched Squares Thin Cuts.

This pocket gift card holder was another idea share by Chris Robertson and was created using White Daisy & Evergreen cardstock, Timber paper pack, Z3741 - Gnome Matter Stamp & Thin Cuts, D1283 - Say it in Style stamp set, Black Memento ink pad, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, Gold Embellishing Thread & Diamond Stickles.

The medallion on this card was an idea shared by Susan Williams too. The card was created using Ruby, Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock, Timber paper pack, D1283 - Say it in Style stamp set, Ruby ink pad & a Silver Brad .

For this card I used White Daisy cardstock, Timber Paper pack, C1856 - Little Buddies stamp set, Black Memento  ink pad & Spectrum Noir  Tri-Blend Markers.

I often struggle with masculine cards, but for this simple one, I used  Espresso & Linen cardstock, Timber paper pack, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, C1847 - Celebrating You stamp set, Black ink pad & White Burlap Ribbon.

This spinner card was created using White Daisy & New England Ivy cardstock, Timber paper pack, Z3735 - A Koala-ty Day stamp & thin cuts, Black Memento ink pad, Stitched Squares Thin Cuts, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, 3D Foam Tape & Cricut DS to cut circle for spinner. 


And my last card - another masculine one -  was created using White Daisy, Ruby, Sapphire & New England Ivy cardstock, Timber paper pack, C1847 - Celebrating You stamp set, Ruby ink pad, White Burlap Ribbon & Artistry Cricut Collection for the banner. 

The Timber collection is available from my website till the end of August WSL! So don't miss out - get yours today!  

Don't forget to check out this month's specials! You can find all the details on my website under the 'Promotions' tab. 

The first special I want to share with you is the Happiest Place Collection! This collection includes a whole suite of coordinating products, including an extra-large paper packet with 12 patterned paper sheets! Your projects will shine thanks to silver glitter foil accents on coordinating stickers and cardstock sheets. Add in stamps, acrylic shapes, SVG’s, and an 8½″ × 11″ Cut Above
Be sure to check out the Happiest Place Product Bundle, which includes several of the items in this collection at a 20% discount! Contact your consultant for more information, or check it out on my website!




CTMH Kids Crafts special available from 24 July – 31 August. Prepare for a special, kid-friendly creative experience with the CTMH Kids Crafts virtual event taking place 22 August! This event will walk kids through each step of creating an adorable mini album using the Born to Shine album kit. The kit includes an exclusive stamp set, mini stamping block, Summer Vibes Picture My Life™ Cards, and a fun Story by Stacy™ 4″ × 4″ album. Let your young crafter shine with this fun virtual event! The event will be hosted on the CTMH Facebook Page on 22nd August! You can find all the details on my website or from your consultant!

And the last special I want to share with you is the Got Candy? special - available from 1st August till 31st October! Skip the tricks and save big on an absolute treat of a paper collection with the Got Candy? special. This new Halloween themed collection includes a paper packet and sticker sheet, an exclusive stamp set and new loose sequins. You can enjoy a 20% discount when you purchase all these items together in the Got Candy? Product Bundle! You can find all the details on the Promotions Tab on my website!

Don't forget to come back soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating.

Stay safe and well!

Happy crafting!

Doreen